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  • 9 hours ago
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    French policeman kills three and himself

    A French policeman shot three people dead on a street near Paris in an apparent domestic dispute, before killing himself, media reports say. His girlfriend, as well as her mother and her sister, were wounded in the incident, which occurred late on Saturday in the town of Sarcelles. Those killed are said to be the girlfriend's father and two passers-by. The mayor of Sarcelles, north of Paris, said the woman had recently told the policeman she was breaking up with him.

  • 12 hours ago
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    U.S. nuclear general says would resist 'illegal' Trump strike order

    The top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an "illegal" launch of nuclear weapons. Air Force General John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), told an audience at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia, Canada that he had given a lot of thought to what he would say if he received such an order.

  • 2 days ago
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    Norwegian billionaire given US$30,400 drunken driving fine

    A 22-year-old Norwegian student has been handed a 250,000-kroner (US$30,400) fine for drunken driving -- but can still count herself lucky. Katharina G. Andresen is reportedly Norway's richest woman, with a fortune estimated by Forbes at $1.23 billion. Fines for drunken driving in Norway are based on the defendant's income. Newspaper Finansavisen reported that Oslo City Court said the penalty could have been up to 40 million kroner ($4.9 million) if based on Andresen's assets, but...

  • 2 days ago
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    Chester Zoo successfully breeds rare Catalan newt

    Twelve Montseny newts – one of world’s rarest amphibians - hatched as part of joint breeding project with Catalan authorities

  • 2 days ago
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    Orcas vs great white sharks: in a battle of the apex predators who wins?

    It’s difficult to imagine the voracious great white shark as prey. Could orcas really be overpowering them and removing their livers?

  • 3 days ago
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    Daughter of Russia's high-ranking prosecutor falls and dies at 17

    The 17-year-old daughter of Vladimir Mikhailidi, the senior prosecutor of the Main Organization and Analysis Department, was found dead, Life was told in law enforcement agencies. The body was found under the windows of her apartment with traces of a fall from a height. This was not a suicide, according to preliminary data. Other details are being established.

  • 4 days ago
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    Man spends 46 years in prison for rape he didn't commit

    A Louisiana man who has spent nearly 50 years in prison is expected to be released Wednesday, about two weeks after a judge overturned his conviction in the kidnapping and rape of a nurse. Wilbert Jones didn’t show any visible reaction when State District Court Judge Richard Anderson set his bail Tuesday at a mere $2,000. The judge previously said the case against Jones was “weak, at best” and that authorities withheld evidence that could have exonerated Jones decades ago.

  • 5 days ago
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  • 5 days ago
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    Protesters Jeer as Trump Team Promotes Coal at U.N. Climate Talks

    The Trump administration made its debut at a United Nations conference on climate change on Monday by giving a full-throated defense of fossil fuels and nuclear energy as answers to driving down global greenhouse gas emissions. The forum — the only official appearance by the United States delegation during the annual two-week climate gathering of nearly 200 nations — illustrated how sharply the administration’s views are at odds with those of many key participants in the climate negotiations.

  • 6 days ago
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    Pixel 2 cameras don't like LED lights, display strange banding when aimed in their direction

    There's no doubting that Google's 2nd generation Pixels are excellent phones, but like any major release, they've not been without their fair share of teething problems. The screen of the Pixel 2 XL has captured the most headlines, with various issues which may or may not have been overblown in some media circles. With all that talk of the display, the camera must have been feeling left out. Well not anymore.

  • 7 days ago
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    50,000-year-old extinct lion to be 'brought back' in Jurassic Park-style experiement

    The discovery of an extinct cave lion cub from the Ice Age has raised hopes that it could be cloned and its species brought back to life some 50,000 years after it disappeared. The tiny animal was found “perfectly preserved” with its paw resting on its head on the bank of Tirekhtykh River in the Abyisky district of Yakutia in Siberia in Russia. Investigators says the small creature was about eight weeks old but cannot say how it died in the area that is permanently frozen – in conditions t...

  • 8 days ago
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    United suspending flights to New Delhi over air pollution

    Citing New Delhi's lingering problem with severe air pollution, United Airlines said this week it would suspend flights to the Indian city for two days. The airline announced its decision on Friday, days after the air quality in New Delhi was rated hazardous, saying it would cancel flights from Newark, N.J., set to arrive on Saturday and Sunday, the Business Standard reported.

  • 8 days ago
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    Jeremy Piven Rebuts Harassment Claims, Says We're Entering "Dark Times"

    Jeremy Piven has taken to social media to defend himself against claims of sexual harassment. The Wisdom of the Crowd actor took to Twitter to deny any improper behavior toward women, saying that “the accusations against me are absolutely false and completely fabricated.”

  • 8 days ago
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    Extreme test shows OLED iPhone X with 'dark mode' saves nearly 60% battery over 3 hours

    After publicizing ways to reduce power consumption on the iPhone X OLED display, AppleInsider has begun to put the methods to the test to get a feel for exactly how much power can be saved. The answer: a lot.

  • 9 days ago
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    Islamic Republic of Pakistan Child Marriages: 7.3 Million

    According to a Gallup survey, approximately 7.3 million people in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan were married before the age of 16, and an additional 15.5 million Pakistanis got married before they were 18. Gallup calls this "child marriage" for its survey purposes. Gallup focused on three countries -- Paksitan, Myanmar (Burma), and Cambodia -- and "asked people aged 15 and older what age they were when they started living with their first spouse or partner."

  • 9 days ago
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    Three billionaires are wealthier than half the US population

    According to a new report by the Institute for Policy Studies, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett now own more wealth than the poorest half of the US population, some 160 million people.

  • 9 days ago
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    Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish

    This Clip of Clownfish Working Together Could Be Straight Out of a Disney Movie.

  • 10 days ago
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    Canada decides the F-word is not taboo for radio listeners' ears

    It may be still be too blue for English speakers, but authorities in Canada have ruled that the word “fuck” is no longer taboo on French language broadcasts as its use is so commonplace. The Canadian Broadcasting Standards Council (CBSC) had previously classified the word as being suitable only for adults in both French and English, banning its use on radio and television to beyond the evening watershed and even then, only with a warning.

  • 10 days ago
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    The UK just banned pesticides harmful to bees

    A total ban on bee-harming pesticides being used across Europe will be supported by the UK, the Environment Secretary has said. In a reversal of the Government's previous position on neonicotinoid pesticides, Michael Gove said new evidence indicated the risk to bees and other insects was “greater than previously understood”.

  • 10 days ago
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    FEMA to transport Puerto Rico's hurricane survivors to US mainland

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency will help transport hurricane survivors from Puerto Rico to the continental United States, with priority given to approximately 3,000 people who are living in shelters, the agency said. Hurricane survivors who want to temporarily relocate to the mainland, could end up in Florida or New York, as FEMA is working to establish agreements with both states. The two states were selected by Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello, according to FEMA.

  • 10 days ago
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    Washington orders RT America to register as foreign agent by Monday

    Washington will apply its Foreign Agents Registration Act to RT America, the channel has announced. The Department of Justice has given the broadcaster until Monday to register as a foreign agent, otherwise the channel’s head faces arrest and its accounts could be frozen. The piece of legislation was adopted in the US in 1938 to counter pro-Nazi agitation on US soil. Washington has made the decision to apply the act towards the company that supplies all services for RT America on its territory...

  • 11 days ago
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    Nearly half of all fresh potatoes thrown away daily by UK households

    Nearly half of the edible fresh potatoes bought by UK householders each day are thrown away - nearly 2.7 million of them per day, and at a “staggering” annual cost of £230m, figures show. The humble spud is the second most wasted food in the UK, behind bread, according to new official figures released on Wednesday. The new research was offered in support of a government campaign to encourage consumers to reduce their domestic food waste.

  • 11 days ago
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    Facebook asks for users' nude photos so it can block revenge porn

    Facebook is asking users to send the company naked photos and videos of themselves so that it can block the images if they are later uploaded as revenge porn. A trial of the feature in Australia asks people worried that their intimate pictures might be posted by an ex partner to provide the images to Facebook, so that it knows to prevent them being uploaded in future. The trial is due to spread to the UK, US and Canada.

  • 12 days ago
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    4 Critics Groups Denounce Disney's Blackout of LA Times, Disqualify Studio From Awards

    The National Society of Film Critics joined the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Circle and the Boston Society of Film Critics in denouncing the Walt Disney Company’s media blackout of the Los Angeles Times announced last week in retaliation for critical stories by the paper. In addition, all four groups voted to disqualify Disney’s films from year-end awards consideration until the blackout is publicly lifted.

  • 12 days ago
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    Trump not invited to Paris December climate change summit for now, says France

    U.S. President Donald Trump, who pulled his country out of the 2015 Paris climate change deal, is "for the time being" not invited to a climate change summit due to be held in the French capital in December, an official in President Emmanuel Macron's office said.