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Nigerian government acknowledges 110 girls still missing after Boko Haram attack

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 15:32:57 EST

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Nigeria's government acknowledged Sunday that 110 girls remain missing nearly a week after Boko Haram militants attacked their town.




South Korean women on 'birth strike' as children come with too high a cost

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST

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Government efforts to boost South Korea's flagging birth rate have had little effect in a country where social and economic issues leave many women reluctant to have children.




U.S. Congress has ideas on gun violence, but no consensus

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:44:28 EST

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After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under pressure to respond to gun violence. But no plan appears ready to take off despite a long list of proposals, including many from U.S. President Donald Trump.




Fighting continues in Syria's eastern Ghouta despite UN resolution calling for ceasefire

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 12:45:46 EST

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Calls for a ceasefire in Syria, outlined in a UN Security Council resolution urging a 30-day truce, were apparently being ignored Sunday in the besieged suburbs of Damascus.




Major earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 14:10:21 EST

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 has struck Papua New Guinea, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.




Michelle Obama to release memoir in November

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 12:56:50 EST

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Michelle Obama's memoir, called Becoming, is coming out Nov. 13, according to a tweet from the former first lady.




China's Communist Party signalling Xi could serve as president indefinitely

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 04:22:15 EST

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China's ruling Communist Party on Sunday set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office.




Don't let Wonder Woman fool you: Female-led top movies still rare

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST

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Women as leads in Hollywood's top-grossing 2017 films aren't just small in number — the figure dropped compared to the year before, according to a new study.




Severe storms in U.S. southeast, Midwest blamed for at least 2 deaths

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 03:00:30 EST

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At least two people are dead as a strong storm system that included possible tornadoes pushed its way eastward through the central United States, leaving demolished homes, damaged vehicles and uprooted trees in its wake.




Bollywood star Sridevi dead at 54

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 22:40:15 EST

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Sridevi, Bollywood's leading lady of the 1980s and 1990s, has died. She suffered cardiac arrest, a family member said.




Syrian Kurdish leader detained in Prague on Turkey's request

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 06:39:45 EST

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Syrian Kurdish leader Saleh Muslim was arrested in Prague at the behest of Turkey, the main Kurdish-led political coalition said on Sunday.




Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:35:09 EST

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Congress has released a redacted, declassified memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference.




UN Security Council unanimously votes for ceasefire as airstrikes batter Syria's Ghouta

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 17:24:55 EST

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The UN Security Council on Saturday demanded a 30-day truce across Syria "without delay" as rescuers in the country's eastern Ghouta region said bombing would not let up long enough for them to count bodies during one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war.




The punishing pressures behind K-pop perfection

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 04:00:26 EST

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K-pop is known for impossibly photogenic young stars, impeccably choreographed dance routines and undeniably catchy tunes. But a dark side that's popping up more frequently is its punishing treatment of performers. What's so tough about K-pop life?




21 International Red Cross staffers have left since 2015 because of sexual misconduct

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 12:49:29 EST

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The International Committee of the Red Cross has joined the list of prominent charities that have uncovered sexual misconduct among its staff.




More companies cut ties to NRA and member perks in wake of Florida school shooting

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:45:03 EST

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The National Rifle Association and the firearms industry are facing a growing backlash in the wake of the deadly Florida high school shooting, with calls to boycott the big lobby group spreading from social media to businesses.




Dying of neglect: eastern Ghouta under siege is a hell on earth

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 10:33:46 EST

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As the UN Security Council demands a 30-day humanitarian ceasefire in Syria, eastern Ghouta is running out of almost everything as it is slammed with airstrikes, mortars, rockets and barrel bombs.




Notting Hill, Vicar of Dibley actress Emma Chambers dead at 53

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 16:24:49 EST

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British actress Emma Chambers, known for her roles in The Vicar of Dibley television series and the romantic comedy Notting Hill, has died at 53.




'A national disaster': Suspected Boko Haram kidnappings continue in Nigeria

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 04:00:00 EST

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Government leaders in Nigeria claim to have defeated Boko Haram, but the group continues to conduct raids, launch suicide attacks, and kidnap schoolgirls, with more than 100 disappearing this week. With an election in the offing, security analysts fear the trend will continue.




Admirers line streets, overpasses to pay tribute to evangelist Billy Graham

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:10:55 EST

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​Motorists pulled aside and well-wishers lined freeway overpasses to see the Rev. Billy Graham's motorcade barrel through his beloved home state of North Carolina on Saturday in a running tribute to "America's Pastor."