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EU negotiator: Time is short to complete Brexit deal

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:54:37 GMT

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, warned Britain on Tuesday it may only have 18 months to strike an exit deal from the bloc.(image)


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UK Supreme Court hears appeal on Article 50

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:00:38 GMT

The UK's Supreme Court has begun hearing an appeal over whether members of parliament must approve the decision to trigger Article 50, sparking Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.(image)


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Photo shows the world we once knew

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:34:12 GMT

The five world leaders stand close together, all firmly at the helm of their respective nations, which together could lay claim to leading the free world.(image)


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Voters in Italy and Austria send message to EU

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:50:31 GMT

Europeans rode an emotional roller coaster Sunday. Up, then down.(image)


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Italy's PM to resign as referendum fails

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:49:22 GMT

Matteo Renzi will offer his resignation as Italian Prime Minister in Rome Monday after suffering a crushing referendum defeat which could transform the country's political and economic landscape.(image)


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Aleppo's Bana Alabed is OK and tweeting from hell again

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:00:29 GMT

Bana Alabed, the 7-year-old bearing witness to the siege of eastern Aleppo with a flurry of posts, is back on Twitter after her account appeared to have been deleted.(image)


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US to return land to Japan it's controlled since World War II

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:19:59 GMT

The US military this month will return to Japan's government more than 9,800 acres of land it has held since World War II, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Tuesday.(image)


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Angela Merkel calls for full-face veil ban in Germany

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:47:42 GMT

German chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a ban on full-face veils in the country, during a speech at her party's conference on Tuesday.(image)


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The villagers trapped in no-man's land

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:22:28 GMT

A group of herders from a small ISIS-controlled village are stuck in the desert between ISIS and the Peshmerga, refusing to leave their cattle behind.(image)


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How to set up home at the edge of the world

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:07:19 GMT

If you're looking to hole up in the middle of nowhere, there's a hut in a box for that.(image)


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Cuba's underground window into American baseball

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:17:47 GMT

On a sun-beaten suburban ballpark in Havana, young Little Leaguers line up to bat in front of a chain-link backstop missing its chain-links.(image)


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Russia and China vote against Aleppo ceasefire

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:46:47 GMT

Russia and China on Monday vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in the Syrian city of Aleppo to allow desperately needed aid into the war-ravaged zone.(image)


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Abe's Pearl Harbor visit will be 'enormous'

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:34:02 GMT

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday he will visit Pearl Harbor in late December with President Barack Obama, 75 years after Japan's attack on Hawaii in 1941.(image)


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Is this the first step to Italy quitting the EU?

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:36:08 GMT

After a resounding loss at the polls for his constitutional reforms package on Sunday, Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has announced his intention to resign.(image)


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France PM announces presidential bid

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:58:04 GMT

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says he will run as the Socialist Party's candidate in presidential elections next year.(image)


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Controller playing game jailed for rail crash

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:21:49 GMT

A train controller has been sentenced to three and a half years in jail for his role in a rail disaster in Germany that killed 12 people and left 89 injured.(image)


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At least 11 dead, dozens injured in hotel fire

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:14:45 GMT

A fire in the Regent Plaza Hotel in Karachi, Pakistan, killed eleven people early on Monday morning, local time, and left another 75 injured, officials told CNN.(image)


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Did malaria factor in the fall of the Roman Empire?

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:49:44 GMT

For the first time, researchers have discovered genomic evidence of malaria in 2,000-year-old human remains from the Roman Empire, according to a new study.(image)


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How Trump should use Twitter

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:41:23 GMT

It doesn't seem like President-elect Donald Trump is going to stop tweeting any time soon. Unless his advisers take away his Internet access, the basic means of communication that he used as a candidate will become his bully pulpit as president for the next four years. He will continue to provide, in 140-character bursts, nonstop commentary from the Oval Office and -- on the weekends -- from Trump Tower in New York City.(image)


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Syria's bloodshed far from over

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:54:19 GMT

The recent activity in Aleppo, which has seen Syrian government forces retake control of large parts of the city, confirms that there is no military solution to the conflict in Syria. Only a widely accepted political settlement can end the fighting and stitch the country back together.(image)


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Is genocide unfolding in Myanmar?

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:48:01 GMT

Four years ago, I was in Myanmar's Rakhine State soon after deadly violence erupted between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and stateless Rohingya Muslims. It was a horrendous scene. And it's happening again.(image)


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Trump: Cancel order for new Air Force One

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:50:55 GMT

Donald Trump wants to cancel a government order for a new Air Force One.(image)


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Samsung faces rare grilling in S. Korea

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 04:17:50 GMT

A huge political scandal has forced the typically elusive leaders of South Korea's biggest family-run conglomerates to face an extraordinary public grilling by lawmakers.(image)


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A new perspective of our planet

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 23:30:03 GMT

On Christmas Eve in 1968, Apollo 8 made the first manned mission to the moon. Live broadcasting from the spacecraft was the three-man crew of Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders, and it was on that day that their journey led them to an unexpected sight.(image)


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Galaxy count just increased 10x

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 21:48:24 GMT

Turns out we were wrong; there aren't 200 billion galaxies in the universe.(image)


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Study: Mars mission astronauts could experience brain damage

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:21:16 GMT

Astronauts on a mission to Mars will be expected to rely on their memory, multitasking and decision-making skills to handle the first manned expedition beyond the moon. But the harmful radiation from galactic cosmic rays throughout their journey could cause them to experience cognitive impairment in these key areas, as well as increased depression and anxiety, according to a new study.(image)


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