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- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
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- MEXICO/ USA : 11 Oct. UPDATE: Navy Admits Killing Top Zetas Leader Lazcano...Was Accident; 'La Ardilla' Smirks Over His Arrest For Falcon Lake Murder; Analysis Of Calderon's 'Kill The Capos' Plan.
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- POLAND: C.Bank To Strengthen Zloty By Selling Euros.
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- BRASIL: Documentary About Rio Garbage Dump... Up For Oscar.
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- RUSSIA : Drunk's Death Scene Dance...Goes Viral...Offends Many.
29 March 2013
LATVIA : Over 220 Rescued From Gulf Of Riga Ice Floes.
A spring thaw hit more than 220 anglers and their families...celebrating the Easter holiday in the Gulf of Riga.
They were trapped on 2 separate ice floes that suddenly broke away...but all were successfully rescued in 3 hours.
No major injuries were reported.
High winds and waves caused the ice pack at Vakarbulli beach...and down the coast at Majori beach...to separate...stranding hundreds of shocked and scared visitors...and sending them nearly 4 km/3 miles off the coastline into the Gulf's choppy waters.