From trolling to insults: How Dutch-Turkish row escalated quickly, in 9 quotes

TrendsTurkey-EU row FOLLOW TREND: Turkey in political spat with EU countries over referendum rallies Looking at the statements in the press, the Dutch have appeared to be more cool-headed in the ongoing spat with Ankara, save for the generally more outspoken far-right politician.

Battle royal: Late kick by MMA fighter sparks mass brawl in Russia’s Dagestan (VIDEO)

Vladimir Mineev, a rising 27-year-old MMA fighter, entered the championships of the southern Russian republic, famous for its combat sport traditions, to “match his strength against local fighters and gain invaluable experience,” he said on his Instagram.

‘No reason to believe it’s true’: McCain calls on Trump to retract wiretap claim or provide proof

“The president has one of two choices, either retract or provide the information that the American people deserve,” McCain said in an interview on CNN’s State of the Union. “I have no reason to believe that the charge is true, but I also believe that the president of the United States could clear this up in a minute.

Nursing dog cares for extremely rare tiger cubs at Cincinnati Zoo (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

TrendsViral The three female cubs, Chira, Batari and Izzy were born on February 3, 2017 and are among the last in the world, with the global Malayan tiger population currently below 500, which is why the work that the Cincinnati zookeepers do is so crucial to saving the species from extinction.

Merkel let in refugees ‘to avoid border clashes that would look bad on TV,’ claims insider book

‘Driven by Events: Merkel’s Refugee Policy’ by Robin Alexander, a journalist with Die Welt, was published this week. It claims that as late as September 2015, the peak of the migrant influx into Europe, the German chancellor had still not formulated a policy.

Extreme artist braves shark-infested waters to pay homage to Spanish wingsuit pioneer (VIDEO)

At 11am local time, Markus descended into the shark tank and began to paint the first of two such tributes to one of his lifelong heroes. “The idea of doing the homage to Alvaro Bulto, is because I am an extreme artist and he was an extreme sportsman, so we are very linked in the subject of experiences and actions,” he told Ruptly TV.