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  • 2 days ago
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    Stolen Van Gogh paintings return to Amsterdam after 14 years

    Two paintings by Vincent van Gogh that were stolen in a smash-and-grab heist more than 14 years ago went back on display Tuesday at the Amsterdam museum dedicated to the Dutch master. "They're back!" said Van Gogh Museum director Axel Rueger, calling their return one of the "most special days in the history of our museum."

  • 3 days ago
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    Germany Converts Coal Mine Into Giant Battery Storage for Surplus Solar and Wind Power

    Germany is embarking on an innovative project to turn a hard coal mine into a giant battery that can store surplus solar and wind energy and release it when supplies are lean. The Prosper-Haniel coal mine in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia will be converted into a 200 megawatt pumped-storage hydroelectric reservoir that acts like a giant battery. The capacity is enough to power more than 400,000 homes, Governor Hannelore Kraft said, according to Bloomberg.

  • 9 days ago
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    Centenarian who danced with Obama celebrates 108th birthday with Harlem Globetrotters, schoolchildren

    The centenarian who became an internet sensation after dancing with then-President Barack Obama last year celebrated her 108th birthday at a Washington, D.C., school Monday. Virginia McLaurin, who turned 108 on Sunday, continued her birthday celebrations into Monday at the Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School, surrounded by schoolchildren and the Harlem Globetrotters.

  • 9 days ago
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    East Tenn. woman with epilepsy dies after government benefits stop

    A mother is mourning the loss of her daughter after she died of an epileptic seizure on February 17. She died less than half a year after the government cut her benefits, including medication. To her friends and family, Amy Schnelle, a former factory worker, was kind, fun loving and vivacious. She battled with epilepsy most of her life.

  • 12 days ago
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    Boeing granted patent for virtual library of 3D printable aircraft parts

    Aerospace giant Boeing has had a patent approved for a new system that allows for on-demand 3D printing of aircraft parts. The company and its clients could use the system to order replacement aircraft parts, which can be manufactured more quickly and at a lower cost using 3D printing technology. The new system involves storing designs for parts in a virtual library, which could be made available to clients.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    In Pakistan, sexual violence affects 93 percent of women

    In Pakistan, nearly all of the female population has experienced some sort of sexual violence in their lifetime. Seventy percent of Pakistani women and girls have experienced physical or sexual violence, and 93 percent of women in the country have experienced some sort of sexual violence in public places, according to Zia Ahmed Awan, Pakistan’s national commissioner for children and the founder of the Madadgaar National Helpline 1098, The Express Tribune reported.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    MLB POWER RANKINGS: Where every team stands four weeks before opening day

    We are now less than a month until opening day, and most Major League Baseball (MLB) teams are done making important offseason moves. So let's take a look at how all 30 teams are shaping up as the season approaches, and some of the decisions they made this winter. Using two projection systems from Baseball Prospectus (PECOTA) and Fangraphs and over/under win totals from Vegas Insider — think of this as how much confidence the public has in each team — we have our first power ranking of ...

  • 1 month ago
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    Eight people flee U.S. border patrol to seek asylum in Canada

    Eight asylum-seekers, including four children, barely made it across the Canadian border on Friday as a U.S. border patrol officer tried to stop them and a Reuters photographer captured the scene. As a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer seized their passports and questioned a man in the front passenger seat of a taxi that had pulled up to the border in Champlain, New York, four adults and four young children fled the cab and ran to Royal Canadian Mounted Police on the other side.

  • 1 month ago
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    Health cuts most likely cause of major rise in mortality, study claims

    An unprecedented rise in mortality in England and Wales, where 30,000 excess deaths occurred in 2015, is likely to be linked to cuts to the NHS and social care, according to research which has drawn an angry response from the government. The highly charged claim is made by researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Oxford University and Blackburn with Darwen council, who say the increase in mortality took place against a backdrop of “severe cuts” to the NHS and so...

  • 1 month ago
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    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox: 'We’re ready for the trade war'

    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox challenged U.S. President Donald Trump to go through with his proposal to impose a 20 percent tax on Mexican imports to pay for a controversial wall between the two nations. "Trump has brought back a very strong Mexican spirit and we’re ready for the trade war, and we’re ready, of course, for not paying (for) that wall," Fox said Friday in an exclusive interview on TODAY.

  • 1 month ago
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    German population hits record high due to asylum seekers

    Germany's population grew by some 600,000 last year to reach a record high of 82.8 million people due to the number of asylum seekers who have arrived in the country, the country's Federal Statistics office has said. In a preliminary estimate for 2016, the statistics office said the population had eclipsed the previous record high of 82.5 million recorded at the end of 2002, even though the number of deaths in 2016 exceeded the number of births by between 150,000 and 190,000.

  • 2 months ago
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    Video shows police cornering mentally ill man and fatally shooting him: 'This was an execution'

    Graphic surveillance video released this week shows a throng of Fontana police officers surrounding a legally blind and mentally ill man in a convenience store before an officer opens fire, killing him. The muted video of the Nov. 22, 2015, incident was made public by lawyers for the man’s family and marked the latest in a series of police shootings captured on video over the last few years that has generated debate about whether officers are too quick to use lethal force.

  • 2 months ago
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    HSBC to shift some staff to Paris after Brexit in blow to London

    Two of Europe's biggest banks warned on Wednesday that they could each move about 1,000 jobs out of London as they prepare for expected disruption caused by Britain's exit from the European Union. UBS Chairman Axel Weber said that about 1,000 of the Swiss bank's 5,000 employees in London could be affected by Brexit, while HSBC Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver said his bank will relocate staff responsible for generating around a fifth of its UK-based trading revenue to Paris.

  • 2 months ago
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    Malta raises alarm on Russia in Libya

    A Russia-backed Libyan warlord could start a “civil war” in Libya, increasing refugee flows to the EU, Malta has warned. The danger comes as the Libyan commander, Khalifa Haftar, advances on Tripoli, the seat of the UN-recognised government, Malta’s foreign minister, George Vella, told press in Valletta on Friday (13 January). “Haftar with his army is moving gradually, slowly from the east to the west … and possibly, eventually linking up with his colleagues from the west, from Zintane...

  • 2 months ago
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    Natural tooth repair method, using Alzheimer's drug, could revolutionize dental treatments

    A new method of stimulating the renewal of living stem cells in tooth pulp using an Alzheimer's drug has been discovered by a team of researchers at King's College London. Following trauma or an infection, the inner, soft pulp of a tooth can become exposed and infected. In order to protect the tooth from infection, a thin band of dentine is naturally produced and this seals the tooth pulp, but it is insufficient to effectively repair large cavities.