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See the home where family was held

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:51:28 GMT

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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Bannon ordered to testify in Russia probe, report says

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:00:27 GMT

Special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon last week, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

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Japan broadcaster sends false missile alert

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:57:58 GMT

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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White House doctor: 'No concerns' about Trump's cognitive ability

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:53:03 GMT

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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Inventor charged with murdering journalist on sub

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:47:21 GMT

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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Warning in Japan over sale of potentially deadly fish

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:49:07 GMT

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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Tillerson vows allies won't ease up on North Korea

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:40:48 GMT

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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UAE seeks probe into alleged Qatari airspace violations

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:35:29 GMT

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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Russia's hidden world of North Korean labor

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:59:12 GMT

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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Saudi hotel to reopen after stint as prison

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:12:46 GMT

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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Actor pledges salary from Woody Allen film to charity

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:49:26 GMT

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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Why 1,000 young Danes face child porn charge

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:54:06 GMT

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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Matt Damon: I'll 'close my mouth for a while'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:05:32 GMT

Don't expect to hear Matt Damon weighing in on Hollywood's sexual harassment reckoning any time soon.

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Kushner was warned on Murdoch ex-wife, WSJ reports

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:51:47 GMT

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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Palestinian leaders advise suspending recognition of Israel

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:46:02 GMT

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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Food delivery service offers $14 to woman texted by driver

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:30:35 GMT

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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Ice piles make Ohio look like the Arctic

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:24:13 GMT

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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Black Death spread by humans, not rats

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:59:59 GMT

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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Federer vs. Will Ferrell in Melbourne

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:00:11 GMT

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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$1B embassy Trump said was 'bad deal' opens in London

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:26:20 GMT

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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Former Obama staffer's viral tweet a message to Trump

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:43:41 GMT

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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Why your sex drive might be in low gear

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:26:27 GMT

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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Holding in a sneeze can be a literal pain in the neck

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:20:46 GMT

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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Car crashes into second-story office

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:04:26 GMT

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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Dubai's controversial 'picture frame'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:07:26 GMT

Visitors to Dubai now have an unusual vantage point from which to take in the emirate's ever expanding skyline.

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What North Korean propaganda posters reveal

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 01:04:10 GMT

To the outside world, North Korean propaganda posters are notorious for their militaristic and anti-American messages. Recent topics include Donald Trump being attacked with an axe and missiles pointing at Capitol Hill.

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Skyrise living: Palace or prison?

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:12:37 GMT

If you see a drawing of pre-Great Fire London, you see a jumbled low-rise city. An urban miasma of homes and inns punctured by an incredible amount of spires that point toward the sky.

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Stunning architecture (almost) worth dying for

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:09:04 GMT

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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Speed golf: Briton sets new Guinness world record

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:53:31 GMT

Slow play has long been a curse of golf but not when Steve Jeffs is about.

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Miami's most infamous hotel

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:03:23 GMT

The world-famous Ocean Drive is one of the most photographed stretches of Miami Beach.

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The future of African cities?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:44:40 GMT

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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Fireman catches toddler tossed from balcony

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:45:52 GMT

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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Hidden Hanoi: Map creators share city's secret spots

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:46:20 GMT

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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Italy vs. France: Who has the best chefs?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:07:45 GMT

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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Olympics diplomacy could solve the Korea crisis

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:09:05 GMT

Olympics diplomacy will get its day, even if it comes beneath the shadow of the North Korean nuclear program.

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Senator slams homeland security chief's 'amensia' on Trump remarks

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:30:23 GMT

Sen. Cory Booker slammed the homeland security secretary in a speech Tuesday morning for claiming ignorance to the President's slander of African countries.

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Someone is lying about that 'shithole' meeting

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:30:43 GMT

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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Cranberries singer's death 'not suspicious'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:15:35 GMT

The death of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, London's Metropolitan Police said Tuesday.

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CNN Opinion: Should Trump speak to Mueller? The pros and cons

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:03:44 GMT

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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Nicholas Soames: Churchill a climate leader?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:58:06 GMT

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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Coleen Jose: Kim Wall was a journalist most aspire to be

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 20:06:44 GMT

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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Rafia Zakaria: Pakistan needs to learn child sex abuse prevention

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 16:21:48 GMT

One week after the body of 7-year old Zainab Amin was found on a garbage heap near her home, protests continued in many parts of Pakistan. On television talk shows, politicians and analysts demanded the resignation of top officials; demonstrating students in universities mourned the dead child; and the hashtag #JusticeforZainab was all over social media sites.

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