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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:23:39 GMT
North Korea rips 'lunatic' Trump as US moves bombers

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:33:08 GMT
Bannon subpoenaed in Russia probe, report says
Special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon last week, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:25:02 GMT
Senator on Trump's remarks: 'Come on', he said it

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:13:15 GMT
White House doctor: 'No concerns' about Trump's cognitive ability
President Donald Trump asked the White House doctor to perform a cognitive exam during his physical last week, despite the doctor's determination that such testing wasn't necessary.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:20:58 +0100
Syria's so-called safe havens: 'This time, there is nowhere to run'

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:57:37 GMT
How did a normal home become a prison for 13 siblings?

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:11:20 GMT
See the home where family was held
Two parents were arrested after authorities found 12 children and adults shackled to beds with chains and padlocks in their home in California. Police were alerted by a 13th child who escaped.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:57:58 GMT
Japan broadcaster sends false missile alert
Japanese national broadcaster NHK issued an on-air apology Tuesday after issuing an alert incorrectly claiming that North Korea had launched a ballistic missile.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:47:21 GMT
Inventor charged with murdering journalist on sub
A Danish inventor, Peter Madsen, has been charged with murdering the Swedish journalist Kim Wall on his submarine, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:35:29 GMT
UAE seeks probe into alleged Qatari airspace violations
The United Arab Emirates has asked the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to investigate its claim that Qatari fighter jets intercepted two civilian aircraft on their way to Bahrain.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:40:48 GMT
Tillerson vows allies won't ease up on North Korea
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and allies said that the world community must continue to pressure North Korea to change its behavior, warning against complacency as North and South Korea engage in talks.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:59:12 GMT
Russia's hidden world of North Korean labor
In pre-fabricated buildings, down a muddy track on the outskirts of St. Petersburg lies a world of hidden North Korean labor in Russia.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:12:46 GMT
Saudi hotel to reopen after stint as prison
The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh looks set to reopen next month after the hotel was converted into a lavish prison for high-profile Saudis, detained in what the kingdom called an anti-corruption sweep.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:49:26 GMT
Actor pledges salary from Woody Allen film to charity
The young actor set to star in Woody Allen's next film says that he will donate his entire salary from that movie to charity amid questions about longstanding sexual abuse claims against Allen.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:54:06 GMT
Why 1,000 young Danes face child porn charge
More than 1,000 young people in Denmark have been charged with "distribution of child pornography" after sexual content featuring 15-year-olds was circulated online, Danish National Police said in a statement Monday.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:12:38 GMT
Victims confront ex-USA Gymnastics doctor in court
Kyle Stephens said she had her first sexual experience when she was 6 years old.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:49:07 GMT
Warning in Japan over sale of potentially deadly fish
A Japanese city issued an emergency alert to residents Monday after two people ate potentially dangerous portions of fugu fish that should not have been sold.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:05:32 GMT
Matt Damon: I'll 'close my mouth for a while'
Don't expect to hear Matt Damon weighing in on Hollywood's sexual harassment reckoning any time soon.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:27:12 GMT
Kushner was warned on Murdoch ex-wife, WSJ reports
Counterintelligence officials warned Jared Kushner in early 2017 that Wendi Deng Murdoch might use her friendship with him and his wife, Ivanka Trump, to help China, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:46:02 GMT
Palestinian leaders advise suspending recognition of Israel
Palestinian leaders have called on the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) to suspend its recognition of Israel just days after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas urged the group to "revise" its agreements with the Jewish state.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:30:35 GMT
Food delivery service offers $14 to woman texted by driver
Authorities in the UK are investigating after a food delivery service offered a £10 (roughly $14) credit to a woman who received unsolicited personal messages from a driver.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:24:13 GMT
Ice piles make Ohio look like the Arctic
Thick ice piled up more than 30 feet high, creating an "ice shove," on the shores of Lake Erie in Ohio.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:59:59 GMT
Black Death spread by humans, not rats
One of the worst pandemics in human history, the Black Death, along with a string of plague outbreaks that occurred during the 14th to 19th centuries, was spread by human fleas and body lice, a new study suggests.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:00:11 GMT
Federer vs. Will Ferrell in Melbourne
Roger Federer winning his first-round match at the Australian Open wasn't a surprise, since the Swiss great hasn't lost his opener at a grand slam in 15 years.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:26:20 GMT
$1B embassy Trump said was 'bad deal' opens in London
The new US embassy in London opened its doors to the public for the first time on Tuesday, a billion dollar glass monolith presiding over a former industrial site south of the city.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:43:41 GMT
Former Obama staffer's viral tweet a message to Trump
Former White House staffer Gary Lee's very first tweet went viral amid the fallout over President Donald Trump making disparaging comments about immigration from African countries and Haiti.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:26:27 GMT
Why your sex drive might be in low gear
As a sex therapist, the No. 1 complaint I hear from both women and men is low libido. They visit me on their own or as couples, perplexed by the seemingly inexplicable drop in desire, either their own or that of their partner.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:20:46 GMT
Holding in a sneeze can be a literal pain in the neck
If you are about to sneeze -- even if you are in a quiet place -- doctors would advise you to let it rip. A 34-year-old unnamed man in Britain learned that lesson the hard way and had to spend two weeks in the hospital due to his resulting injury. That's according to a case report with the cringe-inducing title "Snap, crackle and pop: when sneezing leads to crackling in the neck." The report was published Monday in the medical journal BMJ Case Reports.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:04:26 GMT
Car crashes into second-story office
Two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries after crashing into the second floor of a dentist's office in Santa Ana, California.
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Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:09:04 GMT
Stunning architecture (almost) worth dying for
Architecture related to death doesn't have to be morbid, as shown by a recent spate of contemporary crematoriums, mausoleums and memorials. The trend is for buildings that are minimalist in form, with as little decoration as possible, and often featuring exposed, simple materials like brick and concrete.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:53:31 GMT
Speed golf: Briton sets new Guinness world record
Slow play has long been a curse of golf but not when Steve Jeffs is about.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:03:23 GMT
Miami's most infamous hotel
The world-famous Ocean Drive is one of the most photographed stretches of Miami Beach.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:11:06 GMT
Scientists identify culprit in epidemic that killed millions
In the 16th century, an epidemic known as "cocoliztli" that caused bleeding and vomiting swept through large areas of Guatemala, Mexico and even reached Peru. It wiped out 80% of the population, killing millions of people.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:44:40 GMT
The future of African cities?
By 2020, Africa is likely to be the fastest urbanizing continent in the world. It is currently the most rural -- only 40% of sub-Saharan Africa's population live in cities. Even the sprawling heartlands of Lagos, Kinshasa and Cairo, teeming with traffic, pollution, inadequate housing and public spaces, are in their relative infancy and destined for a growth spurt.
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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:45:52 GMT
Fireman catches toddler tossed from balcony
A firefighter's helmet camera captured a dramatic rescue of a toddler tossed from a third floor balcony during an apartment fire.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:46:20 GMT
Hidden Hanoi: Map creators share city's secret spots
Pick up one of Nancy Chandler's vibrant Thailand maps and you'll be astounded by the depth of detail, eye-catching designs, quirky annotations and original recommendations.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:39:09 GMT
Police chase wayward wallaby
Police chased and captured a wallaby after it was spotted hopping across Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:25:48 GMT
Djokovic and Sharapova come back with wins at Australian Open
Comebacks were to the fore at the Australian Open on Tuesday.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:07:45 GMT
Italy vs. France: Who has the best chefs?
From pizza to spaghetti, Italy has given us some of the world's best loved foods and many of its restaurants are considered among the finest on the planet.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:49:39 GMT
Top Democrat on Trump remarks: 'Come on', he said it
Sen. Dick Durbin asserted Tuesday that President Donald Trump called certain African nations "shithole countries" during a bipartisan meeting on immigration reform at the White House last week, despite evolving explanations from some Republicans.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:17:54 GMT
Trump says he wants immigrants from 'everywhere'
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants immigrants who come from "everywhere," following reports last week that he disparaged immigrants from African countries and Haiti and welcomed more people from Norway.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:35:20 GMT
Someone is lying about that 'shithole' meeting
Five days ago, President Donald Trump and a handful of congressional leaders got together to hash out the particulars of a bipartisan immigration deal. The meeting blew up. The deal was nixed. And Trump said something very, very intolerant/tough -- depending on who you believe -- about immigrants from African and Central American countries.
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:09:28 GMT
Republican Senator calls immigration fight a 's-show'
Sen. Lindsey Graham blasted President Donald Trump's staff over their reaction to a bipartisan immigration deal, saying they have not served the President well and some have "an irrational view."
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:17:26 GMT
Thousands who fled Aleppo fear bombs in 'safe haven'

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Fri, 05 Jan 2018 04:49:56 GMT
World's richest country expands
Monaco may be the second smallest country in the world, but it is also one of the richest. Almost a third of its residents are millionaires, lured to the French Riviera city state by its lenient fiscal policy -- income tax was abolished in 1869. It is estimated that 70% of the population is foreign-born, while just 10,000 are locals, "the Monagesque."
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:03:44 GMT
CNN Opinion: Should Trump speak to Mueller? The pros and cons
The Washington Post reported last week that special counsel Robert Mueller has told President Donald Trump's legal team that his office will likely seek an interview with the President. Trump indicated he might be willing to be interviewed by Mueller's team, but more recently, he said, "We'll see what happens."
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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:58:06 GMT
Nicholas Soames: Churchill a climate leader?
There could be no starker illustration of the profound differences that exist between Washington and London -- despite alignment on many other issues -- than comments this week by our two leaders on climate change and the environment.
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Sat, 26 Aug 2017 20:06:44 GMT
Coleen Jose: Kim Wall was a journalist most aspire to be
Kim Wall wasn't just an extraordinary storyteller, she was also one of my beloved friends and a colleague. I found her sense of humor and adventure contagious. And I wasn't the only one.
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