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  • Video captures President Obama on D.C. stroll surprising parkgoers

    "The bear is loose," the president joked, during walk around the Ellipse

    You can almost read the bystanders' minds.

     Who's that tall presidential-looking fellow, surrounded by a crew of armed men and women who look like they've never cracked a smile in their entire lives? "Say... honey?"

    President Obama took a stroll through the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday morning, en route to a meeting at the Department of the Interior. Along the way, he stopped to shake hands with a few tourists and locals who happened to be in the right place at the right time.

    "The bear is loose," Obama joked.

    One gentleman, an obvious fan, approached the president and shook his hand. A bit later, Obama walked past a couple sitting on a bench. Referencing the parade of photographers, Obama said, "Bet you didn't expect to have all these people [taking pictures]." The man joked back, "It's for my birthday." Obama wished him a happy birthday, asked where he's from (Israel) and then asked the man to tell everybody back home that he says hello.

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  • Ash Patel was watching London's vicious storm on Thursday when he was treated to a spectacular — if frightening — weather phenomenon: several lightning strikes to the tallest building in the European Union.

    Patel told Yahoo News that he saw lightning strike the 1,000-foot-tall Shard building twice in less than a minute. After the first hit, Patel thought it wise to start recording.

    The first strike "happened about 30 seconds before this one," he told Yahoo News. "People were shocked (that a bolt of lightning) hit the same spot twice."

    Several other storm watchers captured similar shots and posted them to Twitter. Stay dry, folks.

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    We think it's safe to say that Alexander Remnev (in the white shirt) doesn't have a fear of heights.

    The 19-year-old Russian student took a series of breathtaking, toe-tingling photographs from atop skyscrapers while on vacationing in Dubai.

    Dubai from the top of a building. (Alexander Remnev/Caters News)

    Remnev told Yahoo News that he and his friend climbed 20 buildings in Dubai, including the Princess Tower, which at 101 stories is the tallest residential building in the world.

    Remnev said he didn't get into trouble over the photos, telling Yahoo News that almost all of the rooftops were open.

    One of the daredevils on top of a building in Dubai. (Alexander Remnev/Caters News)

    What's it like to be more than a thousand feet in the air, armed with nothing but a camera and a perhaps ill-advised sense of invincibility? "It's beautiful," Remnev said. "A lot of adrenaline."

    Maybe so, but we'll stick with the glass elevators at the mall. That's all the excitement we can handle.

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    Sierra Leone's three-day Ebola shutdown ends

    Freetown (AFP) - Millions of Sierra Leoneans emerged from their homes on Monday after a controversial nationwide lockdown during which scores of dead bodies and new cases of Ebola infections were uncovered.

  • Rep. Peter King on White House security breach: 'Absolutely inexcusable'
    Rep. Peter King on White House security breach: 'Absolutely inexcusable'

    Congressmen, security experts express shock at Secret Service's latest gaffe.

  • More US troops in Ebola-hit Liberia: airport source
    More US troops in Ebola-hit Liberia: airport source

    Monrovia (AFP) - A second deployment of United States troops arrived in Liberia on Sunday as part of an eventual mission of 3,000 soldiers helping its beleaguered health services battle the Ebola outbreak.

  • UN warns over Israeli plan to relocate West Bank Bedouin
    UN warns over Israeli plan to relocate West Bank Bedouin

    Jerusalem (AFP) - The UN's Palestinian refugee agency on Sunday urged the international community to oppose Israeli plans to relocate thousands of Palestinian Bedouin from the central West Bank.

  • Russia's Putin looking at cooperation to fight Islamic State: agency
    Russia's Putin looking at cooperation to fight Islamic State: agency

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed with his Security Council on Monday potential cooperation with other countries on fighting against Islamic State, Russian news agencies cited the Kremlin's spokesman as saying. Russia, whose ties with Washington are at their lowest since the end of the Cold War, has not yet responded to calls from the United States to build an international coalition to destroy the radical Sunni Muslim group, which has seized swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria. ...

  • Police find rifle carried by ambush suspect
    Police find rifle carried by ambush suspect

    CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have had no confirmed sightings of the alleged gunman who is accused of a deadly ambush at a police barracks 10 days ago, but they say they have found an assault rifle he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail in the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods.

  • Kids send powerful message in antigun video
    Kids send powerful message in antigun video

    A Bay Area photographer and mother fed up with U.S. gun violence has produced a powerful video using children to carry her message.

  • Blair: Airstrikes not enough to beat Islamic State

    LONDON (AP) — Western powers must be ready to commit ground forces to the fight against militants from the Islamic State group because airstrikes alone won't defeat these "fanatical" extremists, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Monday.

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