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  • Customers Rally After Yelp Reviewer Calls Cafe's Gay Pride Flag 'Disgusting'

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    An anti-gay review on Yelp that called a restaurant in Dorchester,

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 05:52:57 -0400
  • Trump Lashes Out At NYT's Bombshell McGahn Report, Calls It 'Fake News'

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    President Donald Trump fired off several angry Tweets on Sunday aimed at

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 10:32:00 -0400
  • German prosecutors probe Yazidi woman's claim about IS man

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    BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Saturday they are taking seriously a Yazidi refugee's claim that she ran into her former Islamic State captor twice in Germany, but say they need more information to identify him.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 19:04:07 -0400
  • Vladimir Putin dances at Austrian foreign minister's wedding 

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     Russian President Vladimir Putin danced arm in arm with Austria's Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding on Saturday, after receiving an invitation that opposition critics said undermined the West's stance against Moscow. Putin arrived in a car carrying a bouquet of flowers and accompanied, local media said, by a troupe of Cossack singers booked to serenade the newlyweds - on a stopover on his way to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside Berlin. Photographs showed Kneissl, 53, smiling in a long white and cream "dirndl" dress and talking to Putin as they danced in a vineyard in southern Styria province, the venue of her wedding to entrepreneur Wolfgang Meilinger. The invitation surprised many in Vienna and Moscow, particularly at a time when the European Union is at odds with Russia over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and other issues. There have been no reports that Kneissl - a polyglot Middle East expert without political affiliation - has a particularly close friendship with Putin. But she was appointed to her job by the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) which has links with Putin's party. The invitation surprised many in Vienna and Moscow, particularly at a time when the European Union is at odds with Russia over its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and other issues. Credit: Reuters FPO leader and Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, who joined Austria's governing coalition last year, praised her as a "bridge builder" as he congratulated the couple and wished them "all the luck in the world and eternal love!" The international coverage of the visit would bring priceless publicity, he added. "A better advertisement for Austria, its wonderful nature, dreamlike landscape and real life hospitality cannot exist!" Joerg Leichtfried from the opposition Social Democrats tweeted that Austria's current presidency of the Council of the European Union put it in an especially delicate spot given tensions between Putin and the West. "All the more symbolic and harmful to court the Russian president in this manner," he said. Mr Putin arrived in a car carrying a bouquet of flowers and accompanied by a troupe of Cossack singers to serenade the couple  Credit: Reuters Austria's governing coalition - led by the conservatives of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who also attended the wedding - has presented itself as a bridge builder with Moscow. It says it shares the EU's foreign policy stance, but did not follow other members of the bloc in expelling Russian diplomats after Britain accused Russia of involvement in the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England - a charge Moscow denies. Putin is due to travel to Germany later on Saturday to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel for talks about Syria, Ukraine and energy at the government's Meseberg palace outside Berlin.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:31:50 -0400
  • Frightened Students Recount Shooting That Left 2 Injured at South Florida High School Football Game

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    Two people were shot at a practice game in Palm Beach County on Friday.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:30:18 -0400
  • Aid arrives in Afghan city after Taliban onslaught

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    Aid trickled into Ghazni Sunday, residents and relief workers said, days after security forces pushed Taliban militants from the eastern Afghan city following nearly a week of heavy fighting. "We need this aid to survive," said Gul Badshah, one of many in Ghazni who made their way to distribution centres Sunday, who said his home had been destroyed by two rockets during the onslaught. Siraj Ahmad, another resident, said he was collecting aid for a neighbour whose husband -- a police officer -- and young son were killed by the Taliban during the fighting.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 06:37:21 -0400
  • Father, son drive through flames to escape forest fire

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    Justin Bilton and his 70-year-old father barely escaped as the Howe Ridge Fire closed in on them in West Glacier, Montana.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 04:55:57 -0400
  • Turkey lifts travel ban on German journalist

    Turkey has reversed its decision to ban a German journalist from leaving the country while she awaits trial on charges of being a member of a terrorist organization, the journalist said on her Twitter account on Monday. Mesale Tolu confirmed on her Twitter account German media reports that the travel ban Turkish authorities imposed since she was released from prison in December after eight months in detention had been suspended. "As a result of my lawyer's application, my ban on traveling abroad has been lifted," Tolu wrote on her Twitter account in Turkish.

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 02:55:18 -0400
  • Venezuelans flee economic crisis at home

    The Pentagon is preparing to dispatch a hospital ship to Colombia and possibly other parts of South America to help relieve strain on health care systems overloaded by an influx of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans. An estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled the crisis-torn country as of June, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:55:22 -0400
  • How Kofi Annan Once Reacted To Being Mistaken For Morgan Freeman

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    With the passing of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan,

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:01:47 -0400
  • Watergate's John Dean Says McGahn Was Smart To Cooperate With Mueller

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    Nixon administration attorney John Dean told Slate on Saturday that White

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 23:51:53 -0400
  • Suspect in UK Parliament crash charged with attempted murder

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    LONDON (AP) — A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has been charged with attempted murder, police in London said Saturday

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 17:09:43 -0400
  • Deadly, 40,000-foot fire tornado revealed in new videos

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    Harrowing new footage released by California's firefighting agency Cal Fire reveals the massive fire tornado that led to the death of a firefighter on July 26. The fire tornado was part of the Carr Fire that's engulfed 223,610 acres of land in Northern California so far. A report from Cal Fire breaks down the details surrounding the fiery phenomenon. SEE ALSO: A fire tornado hit California. Here's how it happened. Per the report, the tornado "was a large rotating fire plume that was roughly 1,000 feet in diameter at its base" and managed to reach a height of 40,000 feet.  In late July, we covered news of a fire tornado in the area on the evening of July 26. It's unclear whether the fire tornado in the report is the same as the one that garnered media attention at the time, according to Cal Fire.  "Observations from witnesses and other evidence suggest that either several fire tornados occurred at different locations and times, or one fire tornado formed and then periodically weakened and strengthened causing several separate damage areas," the report says. Fire tornados can happen when extreme heat spins up from the ground. As Mashable's Mark Kaufman explained at the time: Firefighters captured the disturbing video above from a helicopter, as well as footage taken from a fire engine, and from the Keswick Dam on the Sacramento River.  The Carr Fire continues to ravage parts of Shasta County and Trinity County. It is 77 percent contained, and other fires continue to rage in Northern California and other areas These fires are spurred on by extreme heat and dryness in the region. While human-caused climate change isn't necessarily the direct cause of any single weather event, like these fires, it can make extreme weather more likely now and in the future. WATCH: Scientists made an awesome error that could save our planet from plastic hell

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:11:00 -0400
  • Brazil sends troops to Venezuela border after residents drive out migrants from improvised camps

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    Brazil will send troops to its border with Venezuela on Monday after residents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima drove out Venezuelan immigrants from their improvised camps, amid growing regional tensions. Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have crossed the border into Brazil over the past three years as they seek to escape the economic, political and social crisis gripping their country. The latest show of tensions began early Saturday, hours after a local merchant was robbed and severely beaten in an incident blamed on Venezuelan suspects, in Pacaraima, where an estimated 1,000 immigrants are living on the streets. Dozens of locals then attacked the two main immigrant makeshift camps and burned their belongings, leading Venezuelans to cross the border back into their home country. Shots were fired, stores were shuttered and debris littered the streets. As the Venezuelan refugee crisis spirals out of control, neighbors are abruptly closing their doors. Ecuador and Peru are tightening entry requirements. And in Brazil yesterday, a mob chased Venezuelan refugees back across the border and then destroyed their camp. pic.twitter.com/dtr9MiDrLt— Hannah Dreier (@hannahdreier) August 19, 2018 "It was terrible, they burned the tents and everything that was inside," said Carol Marcano, a Venezuelan who works in Boa Vista and was on the border returning from Venezuela. "There were shots, they burned rubber tires." Marcano said that some Venezuelans reacted to the attack by destroying a car with Brazilian license plates. She and her companions were among many who took refuge at checkpoints on the Venezuelan side of the border. Three Brazilians were hurt in the clashes, a spokesman for military police said. No information was immediately available on the state of the Venezuelans involved. A Venezuelan man, whose eye is infected with conjunctivitis, holds his son at the Pacaraima border control Credit: REUTERS/Nacho Doce The merchant who was attacked "is known, he is a neighbor, and there was indignation when it was learned that he had been robbed," a local told AFP on condition of anonymity. "People began to expel Venezuelans who were in the center of the city, forcing them to return to their country." Roraima state Governor Suely Campos made a plea to temporarily close the border and asked Brazilia to send security reinforcements to "face the increase in crime" she links to Venezuelans in the region. In turn, the public security ministry vowed to send a contingent of 60 troops due to arrive Monday to join teams in the area.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 08:12:19 -0400
  • Pope condemns 'atrocities' of US clerical child abuse

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    Pope Francis condemned Monday the "atrocities" revealed by a far-reaching US report into clerical child sex abuse in the state of Pennsylvania issued last week. "In recent days, a report was made public which detailed the experiences of at least a thousand survivors... the abuse of power and of conscience at the hands of priests," the pope said in a letter made public by the Vatican. A devastating US grand jury report published last week decried a systematic cover-up by the Catholic Church.

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 07:54:31 -0400
  • Lockheed Martin's #WorldPhotoDay Tweet Backfires

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    Lockheed Martin wanted to turn World Photo Day into a publicity stunt, but

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:22:57 -0400
  • Cossacks and flowers as Putin dances at Austrian minister's wedding

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin danced arm-in-arm with Austria's Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding on Saturday, after receiving an invitation that opposition critics said undermined the West's stance against Moscow. Photographs showed Kneissl, 53, smiling in a long white and cream "dirndl" dress and talking to Putin as they danced in a vineyard in southern Styria province, the venue of her wedding to entrepreneur Wolfgang Meilinger. Putin - who made a toast in German at the wedding, according to the Kremlin - was pictured listening to her intently.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 02:58:27 -0400
  • Genoa toll hits 43 as search for answers ramps up

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    Italy is searching for answers on Sunday after paying its respects to the dozens killed by a collapsed bridge in Genoa, as the country's new government continues to battle the underfire motorway company that manages. "The bodies of the final three missing people were found overnight," Italy's fire service said on Twitter Sunday. The findings mean that all those reported missing after Tuesday's tragedy have now been accounted for, although rescuers are continuing to comb the wreckage.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:29:06 -0400
  • Palestinians sort through 8 years of mail held by Israel

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    JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian postal workers in the West Bank are sifting through eight years' worth of undelivered mail held by Israel.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:19:32 -0400
  • Trump Speechwriter Fired After He's Linked To White Nationalist Event

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    A White House speechwriter for President Donald Trump was fired last week

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 04:32:59 -0400
  • Body found in burning vehicle at Disney World in Florida, say police

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    The unidentified victim was discovered when firefighters extinguished the blaze near the Fantasia Gardens miniature golf course. Homicide detectives have joined the investigation, according to a statement from Orange County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were called to the scene at 1209 Epcot Resorts Boulevard to assist the Reedy Creek Fire Department at 4.11am on Saturday morning.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:48:57 -0400
  • Man killed on Long Island is New York's first lightning death since 2016

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    A man was struck and killed by lightning in Kings Park on Long Island, New York, on Saturday evening.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 08:23:43 -0400
  • German finance minister Olaf Scholz warns of 'German Trump' if pensions reforms not backed by Merkel

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    Germany's finance minister warned that a "German Trump" may seize power as he claimed pension reform is the key to preventing the rise of populism in Europe. “Stable pensions prevent a German Trump. That's why politicians should not shirk this topic,” Olaf Scholz, who is also vice-chancellor, said yesterday. Mr Scholz has been pushing for government reforms similar to the UK’s triple lock to ensure pension levels remain stable despite inflation. The vice-chancellor has something of a reputation for dullness in Germany, but he insisted the issue has implications that go far beyond his brief as finance minister. “The way I see it is this: globalisation and digitalisation create wealth, but they are also changing our world at a fast pace,” Mr Scholz told Bild am Sonntag newspaper in an interview.  “Citizens rightly expect us to do everything we can to make sure they live securely. If we do not do that, then the hour of nationalist populism will have struck.” Profile | Angela Merkel Mr Scholz has brought pensions centre stage in his quest to carve out new territory for his centre-Left Social Democrat party (SPD), which is junior partner in Angela Merkel’s coalition government. Mrs Merkel has agreed to secure pension levels until 2025, but Mr Scholz wants them guaranteed until 2040 and has threatened to make them a major issue in 2021’s election. After recording its worst ever results in last year’s election, the SPD leadership is desperate for an issue that will allow the party to differentiate itself from Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU). The SPD has continued to sink lower in the opinion polls, and at times has slipped behind the nationalist Alternative for Germany party (AfD).  A new poll showed that the conservatives had lost one percentage point to poll at 30 percent, while the SPD was steady at 17 percent. That means that if Germany voted again tomorrow, the grand coalition would not have enough support to govern. The poll, conducted by the Emnid institute, showed the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party gaining one point to 15 percent, and the pro-business Free Democrats adding one point to poll at 9 percent. But Mr Scholz insisted the SPD leadership was not panicking. “We are in this for the long haul and have to keep cool,” he said. “If we show a clear attitude and do the right thing over the long term, the people will feel comfortable with the idea of an SPD chancellor in 2021.” The finance minister has also pledged to push for EU reforms to reduce the amount of child benefits Germany has to pay to children living in other member states. Under EU current rules member states have to pay child benefits to anyone who is legally resident, even if their children live in another country. Germany currently pays benefits for more than 260,000 children in other EU countries. Mr Scholz  wants the rules changed so the level of benefits is linked to the cost of living where the children are resident.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:57:15 -0400
  • Switzerland mourns 'visionary and friend' Kofi Annan

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    As tributes flooded in from around the world Sunday for former UN chief Kofi Annan, Switzerland mourned a "visionary" who helped bolster his adopted home's position as an international diplomatic hub. In Switzerland, where he settled after completing his second term, Annan is meanwhile widely remembered for his many deep friendships and for his contributions to securing the status of the country and especially of Geneva as a centre for world diplomacy. "Kofi Annan was a visionary and a great friend of Switzerland," Swiss President Alain Berset tweeted out shortly after the announcement Saturday.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:29:30 -0400
  • Ariana Grande Brought To Tears While Discussing Anxiety, Manchester Bombing

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    Ariana Grande broke down in tears Friday during a radio interview that touched

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:36:46 -0400
  • Iran says its economy not at 'dead end' from U.S. sanctions

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    Iran said on Saturday it would resist the pressures of U.S. sanctions by relying on its natural and human resources, as Washington pushes allies to cut economic ties with Tehran. "It is a critical moment for our economy, but we are not in a dead end," Vice President Eshagh Jahangiri was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA. "This country has plenty of human and natural resources that can rely on." "The size of our oil and gas resources is number one in the world.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:03:15 -0400
  • Second cardinal withdraws from Ireland congress amid abuse scandals

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    The meeting, a major congress held every three years, will be closed by Pope Francis during the first papal visit in almost 40 years to Ireland where a series of abuse scandals has also rocked the church's standing in the once staunchly Catholic country. The withdrawal from the Dublin event followed a bombshell grand jury report this week that detailed widespread abuse by hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania and a systematic cover-up campaign by their bishops over a 70-year period. Wuerl, who was Bishop for the Diocese of Pittsburgh in western Pennsylvania from 1988 to 2006, has not himself been accused of any wrongdoing against children.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 16:26:18 -0400
  • New panda mom doesn't know she has twins thanks to these sneaky zookeepers

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    Crafty zookeepers are keeping a set of newborn panda twins alive by switching them out every day.  Although twins aren't uncommon, when pandas have multiple babies they tend to devote all of their attention to only one of their cubs, leaving the other to starve.  SEE ALSO: Someone tried to smuggle a snake onto a plane by hiding it in a hard drive But these zookeepers have managed to get new panda moms to care for both babies by rotating them out, tricking the pandas into believing they only have one cub to care for. A BBC Earth video — narrated by the one and only David Attenborough — shows the keepers' technique.  New mother Lee Lee hasn't realized that she had twins because her keepers have been switching her 18-day-old cubs out, so she only has one at a time.  When they need to change out the cubs, they distract Lee Lee with a bowl of honey water and worm the young cub from her paws. Then, they put that cub in an incubator and bring the other cub to Lee Lee, ensuring that both get the maternal care they need.  Keepers swap the cubs out at least 10 times a day, keeping a meticulous record of the babies' time with their mom.  The technique has an almost 100 percent survival rate. Although pandas are no longer endangered, they are still vulnerable, so finding new ways to help the species along, even in captivity, is important. Plus, it's freaking adorable. WATCH: This design studio is growing gourds inside 3D printed molds to create organic, biodegradable cups

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 13:16:23 -0400
  • The Latest: Avenatti in New Hampshire as he weighs 2020 bid

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    GREENFIELD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on Avenatti weighing 2020 presidential bid during New Hampshire visit (all times local):

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:21:41 -0400
  • Search on for suspects in deadly Nashville shootings

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    Police are warning residents not to go outside alone after a string of deadly shootings in the city. ABC News' Kendis Gibson reports.

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:59:18 -0400
  • Beautiful shots of diver swimming near sunken ships emerge

    A series of beautiful shots of divers swimming near sunken ships have emerged. Alex Voyer, 39, was sailing around the Caribbean on a 60-foot boat when he stopped for a dive. The images show  amazing shipwrecks as free divers explore the seabed. Alex, a photographer and free diver, said: “With my girlfriend, Marianne Aventurier, we are sailing all summer around the Caribbean to learn more about sailing.” (Caters News)

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 11:29:04 -0400
  • Multiple quakes rock Indonesia's Lombok island, 10 dead

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    At least 10 people are dead after a string of powerful quakes rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, authorities said Monday, in a fresh blow just weeks after earlier tremors left hundreds dead and thousands more homeless. The latest quakes struck Sunday, with the first measuring 6.3 shortly before midday. It triggered landslides and sent people fleeing for cover as parts of Lombok suffered blackouts.

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 07:37:36 -0400
  • What To Watch On Netflix That’s New This Week

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    Streamline recommends "Ghoul" as the thing to watch on Netflix this week. The

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:02:14 -0400
  • Israel closes people crossing with Gaza after border violence

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    Israel closed Sunday its only crossing for people with the Gaza Strip except for humanitarian cases after weekend border clashes, the latest tightening of its blockade on the Palestinian enclave despite truce efforts. The move could prevent Gazans from travelling via the crossing for this week's Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, which runs from Monday night until Thursday night, but Israeli officials did not say how long the closure would last. The Palestinian Authority civilian affairs office in the Gaza Strip also confirmed the closure except for medical cases and Palestinians seeking to cross back into the enclave.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 06:09:23 -0400
  • Colorado prosecutors set to charge man for murdering family

    Colorado prosecutors said they plan to formally file murder charges on Monday against a man accused of killing his pregnant wife and their two young daughters, days after he told police they went missing and pleaded on TV for their safe return. Christopher Watts, 33, has been held without bond in the Weld County jail since his arrest last week for the murders of his pregnant wife Shanann Watts, 34 and two daughters, Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4. Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke will formally file charges against Watts on Monday and seek the release of an arrest affidavit, which has been under seal, that lays out details of the crime, his spokeswoman Krista Henery said in a telephone interview.

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:06:18 -0400
  • Over 2 million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage

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    MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — More than 2 million Muslims began the annual hajj pilgrimage at first light on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, circling the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca that Islam's faithful face five times each day during their prayers.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 09:30:08 -0400
  • Mick Mulvaney Suggests Military Parade Canceled For Reasons Besides Money

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    White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that cost wasn't the

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 12:26:48 -0400
  • Greek central bank chief warns over backtracking, turbulence post-bailout

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    Greece's central bank governor warned the country not to backtrack on commitments to its lenders after it exits the last of its three bailouts next week, saying markets would abandon it. Yannis Stournaras told Sunday's Kathimerini newspaper any backpedalling could leave Greece facing major risks at a time when it would be particularly vulnerable to financial turbulence in neighboring Turkey, Italy and beyond. Athens is set to exit its latest bailout on Aug. 20 and rely on bond markets thereafter to refinance its debt after a nearly nine-year debt crisis that shrank its economy by a quarter and forced it to implement painful austerity.

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:42:37 -0400
  • A Mach 6 SR-71? This Is How Amazing (And Deadly) the SR-72 Could Be.

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    It could have a strike mission. 

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 11:00:00 -0400
  • Ford raffling one-off Mustang Bullitt for diabetes charity

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    Ford is raffling off a unique Kona Blue Ford Mustang Bullitt on November 13 to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation – here’s how to get a ticket

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:19:24 -0400
  • Thousands Stranded Amid Kerala Floods

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    Thousands of stranded people were waiting for rescue Saturday and officials pleaded for more help as relentless monsoon floods battered the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 have died. (Aug. 18)

    Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:25:47 -0400
  • America's Waterways Have a Huge Problem With Contact Lenses

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    All those tiny discs add up.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:00:00 -0400
  • Malaysia PM calls for China's help with fiscal problems

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    Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad called on China's top leadership to help with his country's fiscal problems Monday, as he seeks to revise major Beijing-backed projects signed under his country's scandal-plagued former regime. The 93-year-old leader, who returned for a second stint as premier following a shock election win in May, has railed against a series of deals struck with Chinese state-owned companies by the administration of toppled leader Najib Razak. During a press conference with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at Beijing's Great Hall of the People, Mahathir thanked China for agreeing to increase imports of specialty agricultural products, such as durian fruit.

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 02:02:12 -0400
  • Focus shifts to rescues as rain abates in India's flood-hit Kerala

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    Incessant downpours since Aug. 8 have caused the worst floods in a century in the southwestern state, and close to 200 people have perished in the rising waters and landslides. The India Meteorological Department forecast heavy rainfall in only one or two parts of Kerala on Sunday and withdrew a red alert in several districts. A Reuters photographer on a naval helicopter said water levels had receded in villages around the city of Kochi.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 10:02:39 -0400
  • Saudi Arabia prepares for the annual Muslim hajj pilgrimage

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    MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the annual hajj pilgrimage beginning Sunday, as over 2 million Muslim faithful are ready to take part in the ultraconservative kingdom.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:55:41 -0400
  • Top Trump adviser arrives for talks in Israel

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    Ahead of a joint dinner at Netanyahu's Jerusalem residence, John Bolton said that "the Iran nuclear weapons programme, the ballistic missile programmes are right at the top of the list" of global challenges. "I'm delighted to be here, and look forward to our discussions," he told Netanyahu in a video released by the Israeli premier's office.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:10:37 -0400
  • U.S. forces to stay in Iraq as long as needed - spokesman

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    "We'll keep troops there as long as we think they're needed ... The main reason, after ISIS (Islamic State) is defeated militarily, is the stabilization efforts and we still need to be there for that, so that's one of the reasons we'll maintain a presence," Colonel Sean Ryan told a news conference in Abu Dhabi. The number of American soldiers could go down however, depending on when other forces from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation deploy to help train the Iraqi army, he said, adding that about 5,200 U.S. troops are currently based in Iraq. NATO defence ministers agreed in February to a bigger "train-and-advise" mission in Iraq after a U.S. call for the alliance to help stabilise the country after three years of war against Islamic State.

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:43:54 -0400
  • Tourists go off beaten path on North Korea's sacred volcano

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    MOUNT PAEKTU, North Korea (AP) — Foreign tourists looking to go off the beaten path in North Korea can now camp out on the country's biggest volcano.

    Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:34:43 -0400
  • Fabled 'Little Red' prototype Shelby Mustang discovered!

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    One of two pivotal Experimental cars built by Shelby has been found in a Texas field, 50 years after it disappeared – and the owner had no idea what he owned...

    Sun, 19 Aug 2018 03:25:35 -0400
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