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Refugees who sheltered Snowden now live in fear in Hong Kong

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:32:26 GMT

Three asylum seeker families who sheltered US whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013 say they are living in fear because of reports that Sri Lankan police officials have been in Hong Kong trying to search for them.(image)

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White House denies wrongdoing in conversations with FBI

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:04:07 GMT

Two senior administration officials on Friday vehemently argued that White House officials acted appropriately in asking the FBI to publicly knock down media reports about communications between President Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence.(image)

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Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces advance near key area in city's west

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:04:56 GMT

Iraqi forces are approaching a key area in western Mosul housing government buildings as they push beyond the city's airport and a nearby military camp, Iraqi officials said Friday.(image)

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Philippines: Duterte critic De Lima arrested on drug-related charges

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:12:09 GMT

One of the fiercest critics of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs was arrested Thursday evening on drug-related charges in what supporters say is a politically motivated vendetta.(image)

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Hundreds of Paris students barricade schools in anti-police protests

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:14:18 GMT

Hundreds of students blockaded the entrances to their schools in Paris Thursday, demanding justice for a young black man who was allegedly raped by French police earlier this month.(image)

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Transgender rights: the countries way ahead of the US

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:28:29 GMT

As transgender people fight for their basic civil liberties globally, courts in 20 countries have ruled on legislation recognizing their rights,(image)

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What does China want from Trump?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:45:02 GMT

This week the Chinese government finally gave Donald Trump's company trademark protection for use of his name in the construction industry.(image)

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Sacked Claudio Ranieri issues emotional statement

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:29:21 GMT

Claudio Ranieri has admitted his "dream died" when he was sacked by Leicester City Football club nine months after winning the English Premier League title.(image)

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7 Earth-sized planets found orbiting nearby star

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:51:17 GMT

Astronomers have found at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting the same star 40 light-years away, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The findings were also announced at a news conference at NASA Headquarters in Washington.(image)

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Ice driving is 'such a surreal feeling'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:38:22 GMT

Take a vast frozen lake, a Formula E driver, a Jaguar F-Type and what do you get?(image)

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Azerbaijan's president appoints wife as VP

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:44:33 GMT

The position of vice president didn't exist in Azerbaijan's constitution. If something were to happen to the President, the power would shift to the Prime Minister. Not anymore.(image)

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Anti-immigrant protests erupt in South Africa's capital

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:43:07 GMT

On a street corner in Pretoria, South Africans gather just meters from the immigrants they're marching against.(image)

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Car bomb kills dozens in Syria

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:48:20 GMT

A car bomb killed as many as 60 people and wounded dozens more Friday in northwestern Syria, Turkish state media and activist groups said.(image)

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Who, exactly, is running US foreign policy?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:47:29 GMT

With a president and cabinet who seem to contradict each other, never before has there been a greater need for an official translator of US policies to the world. Yet the State Department is mum, writes Frida Ghitis.(image)

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Trump is spending his political capital and costing the US friends

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:45:05 GMT

While President Donald Trump was busy ignoring the reality of his low approval ratings by bathing in the embrace of an adoring crowd last weekend, his foreign policy challenges were stacking up.(image)

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Why Guantanamo Bay must be closed for good

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:02:52 GMT

This week, we have seen reports that a former British inmate of Guantanamo Bay, Jamal Udeen al-Harith, carried out an ISIS suicide attack in Iraq.(image)

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Trump vs. Trump: Who to believe on the global economy?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:19:39 GMT

Since he took office, President Trump has been sowing confusion about where he stands on issues of major importance to the global economy.(image)

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Mexican peso surges despite Trump threats

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:05:06 GMT

Maybe Mexico's "contingency plan" for President Trump is working out after all.(image)

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Trump, Mnuchin send mixed signals over China currency

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:05:31 GMT

President Trump and his team are giving very mixed messages on China's currency.(image)

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'Hidden Figures' explores space race's unsung heroes

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 17:36:08 GMT

Some movies rely on a single character to make a compelling experience. "Hidden Figures" has three key characters who could make any other movie on their own. So despite an overly calculated feel, the numbers add up in favor of this uplifting film, which celebrates America's pioneer spirit during the space race while delving into that era's shameful aspects vis-à-vis race and gender.(image)

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Vera Rubin, dark matter pioneer, dies

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 19:06:19 GMT

Vera Rubin, a pioneering astrophysicist who proved the existence of dark matter, had a gift for overcoming daunting challenges.(image)

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Laughter to be 3D printed and launched into space

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 01:29:09 GMT

Space travel remains a distant reality for most of the world's population. But, next year, the sound and shape of your laughter could make it aboard the International Space Station.(image)

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Could you live underground?

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 10:09:03 GMT

Netherlands-based firm Open Platform for Architecture (OPA) is breaking conventions by building into the earth, rather than above it.(image)

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