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3:25 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

This English soccer fan has the best spot to watch a game — on top of his garden shed

Every soccer club in England has at least one thing in common: an area of its stadium that's home to its loudest, most dedicated fans, who chant and sing throughout the 90 minutes of every game. Bristol City, a club in England’s third tier of professional soccer, isn't any different — or at least it wasn't.

That's because the East End stand of Bristol City's Ashton Gate stadium is missing. The club tore it down so it could build a new one, part of a piece-by-piece redevelopment project that aims to turn the stadium into a modern venue, luxury boxes and all.

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2:55 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

These Turkish soccer fans are not cheering on their government right now

Supporters of other Turkish soccer teams rally in support of Carsi soccer fans Tuesday morning outside the Istanbul Palace of Justice.

Ricardo Ginés

At an Istanbul courthouse, 35 soccer fans stood trial Tuesday on charges that could lead to life in prison. Specifically, they're accused of trying to overthrow the government. Allegedly.

Officials allege the flamboyant soccer fan club Carsi tried to lead an Arab Spring-type rebellion during last year's countrywide Gezi Park uprising. Supporters showed their scorn by literally ripping up the 38-page charging document on the courthouse steps.

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11:42 am
Tue December 16, 2014

The Pathfinders: 12 notables who changed the way we think

Actress Ruby Dee in 2008

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She left Auschwitz with a belief in music’s redemptive power. He changed our view of Latin American literature. She fought critics to become one of opera’s most enduring stars. He gave up medicine for surfing, using Hawaiian longboards as way to encourage piece worldwide.

Here are 12 notables, each of whom died this year, who broke barriers and changed the way we think. Many have been featured in the just-published e-book, "22 Lives of 2014."

1. DORIAN 'DOC' PASCOWITZ

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9:27 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Australians sign up to protect Muslims in public with #illridewithyou campaign

Three women wearing hijab, the headscarf worn by some Muslim women, on a platform in the New York City subway. Australians feared that Muslims on public transportation would be harassed following the Sydney hostage crisis.

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Tessa Kum was watching the Sydney hostage crisis unfold on social media when she saw a Facebook post by a woman “that pretty much broke my heart.”

“There was a woman who observed another woman on a train just silently remove her hijab. And when she got off the train she approached that woman on the station and simply said, ‘Put it back on. I’ll walk with you,'" Kum, of Melbourne, Australia, told the BBC. "And the woman who had removed the hijab cried and hugged her. Nobody should have to live like this."

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7:45 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

When the crows attack, who you gonna call? In Eilat, it's the crow hitman

"Yoram," the hitman of Eilat, shoots at crows. He requested anonymity because his work is controversial and he keeps his identity a secret in the city.

Daniel Estrin

Tourists flock to the Israeli Red Sea resort town of Eilat for sea, sun and snorkeling. But crows have flocked there too — and one man is on a mission to get rid of them.

At 7 a.m. in Eilat, the ocean is still. The tourists are fast asleep in their hotel rooms.

One man, approaching retirement age, with a baby face and sparkling eyes, makes his rounds in a white pickup truck. We’ll call him Yoram, though that’s not his real name.

Every once in a while he stops, rolls down the window, looks through the sight of his hunter’s rifle, and shoots.

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