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Rare Hitler Code Machine Found on eBay for $15


iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- A rare teleprinter that German Adolf Hitler used to message his top Nazi officers during World War II was found for sale on eBay.A volunteer from the National Museum of Computing in the U.K. stumbled on an eBay ad for the device. He recognized it as a rare Lorenz teleprinter, which in this case was used to transmit coded messages.There were no bidders, so the museum bought it for the roughly $15 that the ad requested.When volunteers from the museum went to pick it up

English Channel Feared as Latest Drowning Risk for Migrants


iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Migrants could start drowning in the English Channel like thousands have perished in the Mediterranean Sea, authorities fear.As the weather improves, more migrants may try to cross the Channel in small boats in an attempt to find alternative routes to Europe, a representative from the French authority that is in charge of guarding the body of water told ABC News.The 350-mile English Channel separates southern England from northern France.“It is a very dangerous

Turkish President Warns Muslims Against Use of Birth Control


iStock/Thinkstock(ISTANBUL) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Muslims to reject birth control and have more children in a speech broadcast live on TV Monday, according to the BBC.He placed responsibility on women, asking "well-educated future mothers" to ignore contraception in an effort to help grow the population.The majority of Turkish residents are Muslim, and Muslims are the fastest growing religious group in the world, according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center

Japan on Alert After Threat of Potential North Korean Missile Launch


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Japan’s military has been put on alert, and ordered to prepare to intercept a possible North Korean missile, a government source told Japan’s Kyodo News.Japan's Defense Minister Gen Nakatani gave the order amid signs that Pyongyang may go ahead with a ballistic missile launch.Patriot Advanced Capability-3 surface-to-air guided interceptors in central Tokyo were readied as a response to Nakatani's order, and surveillance activities were also stepped up.A

Baby Elephant Rescued From Open Drain in Sri Lanka


DERANA TV(HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka) -- It took several people, including a wildlife rescue team, to pull a baby elephant from the open drain into which it had fallen Sunday in an underdeveloped Sri Lankan town.Officials knocked out the shallow but narrow drain, which had concrete walls, to make room for the rescue.The good Samaritans are then seen in a video of the event tying ropes around the forelegs of the frightened calf and, after a few attempts, pulling the animal out of the drain.The calf wa

More Than 700 Migrants Feared Dead in Mediterranean Shipwrecks


iStock/Thinkstock(ROME) -- More than 700 migrants are missing after several shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea this week, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency.According to BBC, the unseaworthy boats sank south of Italy on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.Officials said rescue workers had recovered at least 65 bodies so far from three different shipwrecks."The Italian navy has been doing a fantastic job, they have rescued about 14,000 people so far this week, but unfortunately there have

Mexican Soccer Star Alan Pulido Disappears After Leaving Party in His Hometown


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  A search is under way for Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido, who disappeared after leaving a party early Sunday morning in his hometown of Ciudad Victoria in northern Mexico, a Mexican official told ABC News.Ruben Dario of the Tamaulipas state attorney general’s office did not elaborate on the disappearance investigation to ABC News, saying the family requested privacy.Pulido is currently a forward for Olympiacos of Greece. He was a member of Mexico's Wor

Stamp Collectors Gather at Major International Show in NYC


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  For die-hard stamp collectors, New York City is the center of the universe for the next seven days.The city is hosting the World Stamp Show-NY 2016, a major international event for philatelists that is held only once every 10 years, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The last time an international stamp show took place in NYC was 1956.The event kicked off Saturday and will run through June 4.According to its website, the World Stamp Show will feature m

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