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Donald Trump Jr.'s trip to India could mix business and U.S. foreign policy

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:43:01 -0500

The president's son will be a keynote speaker at the end of the week with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other government officials.


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The most heavily guarded tourist destination in the world is just miles from the Winter Olympics

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:59:46 -0500

The Winter Olympics has triggered interest in the DMZ, where visitors can see for themselves a standoff that has lasted for decades.


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Iceland may ban male circumcision

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:03:20 -0500

Iceland's parliament is debating a measure that would ban male circumcision.


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Robert Mueller investigation: What is a Russian troll farm?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:13:18 -0500

What is a troll farm? Russian troll farms play a part in special counsel Robert Mueller's criminal charges filed Friday. We explain.


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Los Angeles, Moscow, New York top list of world’s most gridlocked cities

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:00:35 -0500

In a new study, Los Angeles topped the list as the most traffic-congested city in the world. Four other U.S. cities made the list, as did London and Paris.


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Switzerland makes it illegal to boil a lobster

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:56:53 -0500

The measure taking effect March 1 requires a humane death for the crustaceans before they're cooked because they sense pain.


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UK vows no ‘Mad Max style’ deregulation after Brexit

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:44:15 -0500

Britain wants to retain close economic ties with the EU, while also becoming free to strike new trade deals around the world.


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Taking curling to the next level: T-Rex style

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:42:09 -0500

While their national team competes in Pyeongchang at the Winter Olympics, a group of Canadian curling players decided to have a little fun during an amateur tournament in Edmonton.


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Cape Town could run out of water by June

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:10:43 -0500

The city has less than 90 days’ worth of water in its reservoirs. The countdown to Day Zero has begun when Cape Town must turn off all taps.


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Japan urges U.S. to make careful steel trade ruling

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:07:06 -0500

Japan's steel industry has criticised President Trump’s plan to impose curbs on steel imports, saying it violates the principles of free trade. As Ciara Lee reports, it’s calling for Washington to make a careful and appropriate decision. Video provided by Reuters


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Malawi fights cholera spread using drones

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:05:20 -0500

Malawi is using drones to create maps of high risk areas to stem the spread of cholera, which has critically hit at least six districts following an outbreak in November. Matthew Bell reports. Video provided by Reuters


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Stars and activists unite to say "Time's Up" at the BAFTAs

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:58 -0500

Celebrities wore black and brought activists to a politically charged BAFTA award ceremony on Sunday night, in order to promote the Time's Up movement against sexual harassment. Jayson Mansaray reports. Video provided by Reuters


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India closes bank branch at heart of fraud, shares slide

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:01:12 -0500

Indian investigators have closed down a branch of a state-run bank that is at the heart of a $1.77 billion fraud and questioned more of its employees as they probed the biggest scam in the country's banking history. As Kate King reports it's left investors shaken, and wiped more than a quarter off Punjab National Bank's market value. Video provided by Reuters


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Latvian PM says central bank chief should resign

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:59:48 -0500

The head of Latvia’s central bank should resign following his detention by the anti-corruption agency, Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis said on Monday. As Ciara Lee reports, it comes after Latvia’s Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau detained Governor Ilmars Rimsevics on Saturday after searching his house and office. Video provided by Reuters


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Russian banks attacked by activists in Ukraine's capital

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:56:31 -0500

Dozens of activists have vandalised Russian banks and a federal agency in Kiev, hurling stones and bottles. Rough Cut (No Reporter Narration) Video provided by Reuters


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KFCs in the U.K. are running out of chicken

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:53:59 -0500

Apparently, British KFCs are running out of chicken. Buzz60's Nathan Rousseau Smith has more.






Iranian rescue teams search for plane wreckage

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:55:29 -0500

Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV has reported.


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All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 03:56:01 -0500

The twin-engine turboprop went down near its destination 485 miles south of the capital, Tehran.


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The day in pictures

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:41:05 -0500