A 1-year-old Belgian Malinois named Mia managed to survive a house fire that burned for six hours by hiding in the basement bathtub of her Piedmont Park (SC) home.

According to owner Chris Brumby, Mia has taught herself to open doors, which is how she was able to open the four doors necessarily to reach the bathtub. Firefighters’ water soon came pouring into the basement, filling up the bathtub, and keeping Mia safe until she was rescued.

“She acts like a human for most things,” Brumby told WYFF News 4. “And that kind of showed it. She knew where to go and hide.”

The Bleeding Heart Dove (Gallicolumba luzonica)

aka Luzon Bleeding Heart Dove

The species is endemic to the central and southern parts of the large island of Luzon, and the neighbouring small Polillo Islands, in thePhilippines. It lives in primary or secondary forest, and can be found at altitudes varying from sea level up to 1400 metres. They eat seeds,berries and grubs. They are shy and secretive, and very quiet, and rarely leave the ground except when nesting. Unlike the other bleeding-hearts, they usually lay two eggs in each clutch…

(read more: Wikipedia)

Gaddafi son, grandsons killed in strikes

‘Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, the youngest son of embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, and three of Gaddafi’s grandsons have been killed in a NATO airstrike.

“The house of Saif al-Arab Gaddafi was attacked tonight with full power. The leader with his wife was there in the house with other friends and relatives,” Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim told reporters at press conference in Tripoli early on Sunday morning, AFP reported.

“The attack resulted in the martyrdom of Saif al-Arab, 29 years old, and three of the leader’s grandchildren,” Ibrahim said.

“The leader himself is in good health; he wasn’t harmed. His wife is also in good health; she wasn’t harmed, (but) other people were injured,” he added.

“This was a direct operation to assassinate the leader of this country,” he stated.’

Libya disabled children school hit in NATO strike

‘Shattered glass litters the carpet at the Libyan Down’s Syndrome Society, and dust covers pictures of grinning children that adorn the hallway, thrown into darkness by a NATO strike early on Saturday.

It was unclear what the target of the strike was, though Libyan officials said it was Muammar Gaddafi himself, who was giving a live television address at the time.

“They maybe wanted to hit the television. This is a non-military, non-governmental building,” said Mohammed al-Mehdi, head of the civil societies council, which licenses and oversees civil groups in Libya.

The missile completely destroyed an adjoining office in the compound that houses the government’s commission for children.’

Wikileaks: Al Qaeda Bomber Worked For Britain

‘According to new files from Wikileaks an Al Qaeda terrorist was working for British intelligence while carrying out attacks in the Middle-East.

Adil Hadi al Jazairi Bin Hamlili an Algerian born extremist who funded international terrorism, assassinated defectors for Al Qaeda and is accused of blowing up Christian churches, was on the payroll of MI6 during some of his crimes.

The files are derived from detainee reports leaked from torture site Guantanamo Bay.

They also document how the phone number for BBC’s World Service was found in the possession of several terrorist suspects, leading the US to believe that the news outlet was a “possible propaganda media network” for Al Qaeda.’


Twitter’s head of international strategy (and former Special Adviser to the Office of Innovation at the US Department of State) Katie Jacobs Stanton gets Donald Trump to autograph a copy ofPresident Obama’s birth certificate at last night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

“[W]hat did he say when you asked him to sign it?,” asks @snowdeal. “[T]o be honest, he didn’t listen to a word I said,” Stanton responds.

And many lulz were had by all.

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