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US companies celebrated the first full year under the new tax law by rewarding their shareholders with a record-buyback boom
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:40:08 GMT
From rss.cnn
Corporate America celebrated the first full year under the new tax law by rolling out a record-setting $1 trillion of stock buybacks.


Dow falls as stormy December continues
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:25:30 GMT
From rss.cnn
The US stock market sank deeper into the red following sluggish economic reports on Monday and bad news from a couple of blue chip giants.


Asos stock crashes 40% as a chill hits spending online
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:17:50 GMT
From rss.cnn
Asos is having a nightmare holiday season.


Google's $1 billion NYC investment shows it's looking past Silicon Valley for growth
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:36:41 GMT
From rss.cnn
Big Tech's expansion outside of Silicon Valley continues: Google announced Monday it will invest more than $1 billion to double its workforce in New York City.


Trump lashes out as a new reality sets in
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:07:09 GMT
From rss.cnn
A frenzied year in Washington is going out with a roar as the political forces that combined to make the first half of President Donald Trump's mandate so turbulent come to a head in a hugely consequential run-up to the holidays.


Sen. Alexander won't seek re-election
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:58:19 GMT
From rss.cnn
Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander announced Monday that he will not seek another term.


Ex-Flynn business partners face charges
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:59:25 GMT
From rss.cnn
A former business partner of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn was charged with trying to influence US politicians to seek the extradition of a Turkish cleric, according to an indictment filed in the Eastern District of Virginia.


Opinion: Prosecutors' best move would be to charge Trump and seal the indictment
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:42:13 GMT
From rss.cnn
Last week the nation witnessed a courtroom spectacle that included the president's former personal lawyer and "fixer," Michael Cohen, groveling for mercy at a sentencing hearing while his daughter watched, a crutch at her side. Future historians might view the maudlin scene as the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency.


Ana Cabrera: Trump tweet is simply untrue
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 02:03:36 GMT
From rss.cnn
CNN's Ana Cabrera responds to President Trump's tweet claiming that the family separation border policy was "far worse" during the Obama administration.


Tweets show how Russia played voters
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:28:26 GMT
From rss.cnn
The Senate Intelligence Committee is set to release two reports on Monday detailing the breadth of the Russian social media campaign to sow discord in the United States.


Opinion: 'SNL' missed how 'wonderful' Trump has made America
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:30:57 GMT
From rss.cnn
'Saturday Night Live' has done it again -- offending the thin-skinned President Donald Trump. This time it appears the sketch that caused Trump to take a brief break from complaining about special counsel Robert Mueller was the comedy show's cold open -- a parody of the classic holiday film "It's a Wonderful Life" titled "It's a Wonderful Trump." Instead of a distraught George Bailey (played by Jimmy Stewart) being shown a world without him, SNL looks at an America where Trump was never president.


There's little time left to avoid a shutdown
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:09:46 GMT
From rss.cnn


It's Round Two on Capitol Hill: Comey vs. House Republicans
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:27:44 GMT
From rss.cnn
It's round two for James Comey and congressional Republicans.


Your immune system may be why you're tired all the time
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:38:02 GMT
From rss.cnn
Chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition that causes extreme tiredness, could be triggered by an overactive immune system, a study has found.


Theresa May faces her 2nd no confidence motion in a week
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:37:52 GMT
From rss.cnn
British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said Monday that he is introducing a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May for delaying Parliament's vote on her Brexit deal until January.


Webster announces its Word of the Year
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:37:31 GMT
From rss.cnn
What a word of the year says about us


Where Trump supporters split with Trump
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:05:41 GMT
From rss.cnn
Supporters of President Donald Trump are sometimes painted with a broad brush, unequivocally loyal regardless of controversies or investigations plaguing his administration. But significant blocs of his strongest supporters do break with the President or his positions from time to time.


Disney fires actor after police say he tried to meet a 13-year-old for sex
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:24:54 GMT
From rss.cnn
Actor Stoney Westmoreland has been dropped from his recurring role on the Disney Channel show "Andi Mack" after being arrested by police in Salt Lake City, according to a Disney Channel statement.


'He basically called our son a sinner,' mom says of priest's homily at teen's funeral
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:04:50 GMT
From rss.cnn
Grieving the most tragic loss two parents could endure, Jeff and Linda Hullibarger expected comfort from a priest's homily at their son Maison's funeral.


3 fired over photos from wildfire cleanup
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:33:52 GMT
From rss.cnn
One picture showed a dead cat with a beer bottle in its mouth.


Camerota goes off on Trump's 'SNL' tweet
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:38:46 GMT
From rss.cnn
CNN's Alisyn Camerota responds to President Donald Trump's tweet criticizing 'SNL' by saying she's at her most patriotic when watching the show because we live in a country where comedians can make fun of presidents.


US airstrikes in Somalia kill 62 militants
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:42:22 GMT
From rss.cnn
Sixty-two militants were killed by US airstrikes in Somalia this month, US Africa Command said in a statement released Monday.


Three-year-old allegedly raped in Delhi
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:13:50 GMT
From rss.cnn
A three-year-old girl is recovering in hospital after she was allegedly raped in Delhi on Sunday, exactly six years after the brutal gang rape of a student on a bus in the Indian capital ignited protests across the country.


Transgender track star fights for right to compete
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NFL juggernaut upset on Sunday Night Football
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How Juul paid social-media influencers
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:36:44 GMT
From rss.cnn
Leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs has tried to distance itself from a vast social media presence that experts say drives its popularity among teens. But a CNN investigation sheds new light on how the company was encouraging -- and at times paying for -- social media users to promote its nicotine-filled product to thousands of their followers.


Opinion: Why the vaping issue is so complicated
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:20:57 GMT
From rss.cnn


Island nation threatens to sue biggest carbon energy producers
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:07:34 GMT
From rss.cnn
A tiny Pacific Island nation facing an existential threat due to climate change has put the world's biggest carbon energy producers on notice.


Miss Universe included first transgender contestant
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:48:51 GMT
From rss.cnn


Savings accounts that pay 22x more than your bank
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From rss.cnn


This is the most-distant object found in our solar system
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:15:42 GMT
From rss.cnn
For the first time, an object in our solar system has been found more than 100 times farther than Earth is from the sun.


Human pathogens found in Antarctic seabirds
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:41:59 GMT
From rss.cnn


Lincoln Continental brings back 'suicide doors'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:23:39 GMT
From rss.cnn
Lincoln is bringing back its iconic "suicide doors." A special limited-edition version of the big Lincoln Continental will have back doors that are hinged at the rear rather than the front.


Analysis: The real problem with the US auto industry
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:50:53 GMT
From rss.cnn
Auto sales are close to a record high in the United States, yet the American auto industry is in the midst of a massive upheaval.


Former 'Revenge' stars get married
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:36:40 GMT
From rss.cnn
Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman have tied the knot.


How safe is an aborted landing?
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:19:02 GMT
From rss.cnn
The scene: A random airport on a random day.


How Santa responded when he learned boy has autism
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:46:19 GMT
From rss.cnn
A 6-year-old blind and autistic Texas boy and his mom were surprised when Santa Claus got down on the floor and let him feel his coat and face so he could "see" him.


What a shot! 31 amazing sports photos
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:29:58 GMT
From rss.cnn
What a shot! 31 amazing sports photos from December 9 to December 16.


For teens, vaping is not the lesser of two evils
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:20:57 GMT
From rss.cnn
By proposing to effectively ban the sales of most flavored vaping products in brick-and-mortar retail settings like gas stations and convenience stores, the Food and Drug Administration is essentially reaching back to the late 20th century. That's when the federal government continually tightened regulations on the placement and content of traditional tobacco advertisements -- mainly to reduce the exposure of children to such ads.


What Pete Davidson's Instagram post shows us
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:08:22 GMT
From rss.cnn
On Saturday, "Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson posted a message to his Instagram account suggesting he was suicidal. "I really don't want to be on this earth anymore," he wrote. The troubling message prompted a "wellness check" from the New York Police Department, who met with Davidson in person.


'Year of the badass woman' is message to GOP
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:13:18 GMT
From rss.cnn
Now that the final results of the midterm elections are in, with a diverse class of incoming lawmakers preparing to take their seats, some observers are calling 2018 "the year of the badass woman," to differentiate it from 1992, the first "year of the woman," when a record 47 women were elected to the House of Representatives.


How To Pay Off Your House ASAP (It's So Simple)
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Transfer your debt and pay no interest until 2020
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Motley Fool Issues Rare "Ultimate Buy" Alert
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Jeff Bridges to be honored at the Globes
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:35:30 GMT
From rss.cnn
Jeff Bridges will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 76th Golden Globes.


U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Says Postponed Brexit Vote Will Be Held the Week of Jan. 14
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:56:50 +0000
From feedproxy.google
The vote will be just 10 weeks before Britain leaves the EU


Goldman Sachs Faces Criminal Charges in Malaysia Linked to Alleged Multibillion-Dollar Theft
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:47:38 +0000
From feedproxy.google
Attorney General Tommy Thomas said the government seeks several billion dollars


Russians Tried to Use Instagram and Pokemon Go to Influence the Election, Senate Report Finds
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:18:12 +0000
From feedproxy.google
Russian agents shifted their activity from Facebook and Twitter to Instagram and other networks


You Probably Missed the Hidden Inspiration Behind Miss Philippinesa Vibrant Red Gown
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:08:47 +0000
From feedproxy.google
That slow-motion twirl wasn't the only way that Miss Philippines, a.k.a. the newly crowned Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, turned heads at the 67th Miss Universe pageant competition on Monday in Bangkok. Gray also worked in a tribute to the Mayon volcano of the Philippines with her sparkling crimson gown designed to resemble the swirling...


U.S. Airstrikes Kill 62 Al Shabaab Militants In Somalia
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:46:08 +0000
From feedproxy.google
U.S. airstrikes killed 62 militants in Somalia over the weekend, the U.S. Africa Command (Africom) said Monday. Six airstrikes against the Al-Qaeda affiliated al Shabaab group were carried out near the capital Mogadishu on Saturday and Sunday. "At this time we assess these airstrikes did not injure or kill any civilians," Africom said in a...


A Suspected Gas Explosion Has Injured More Than 40 People at a Busy Restaurant in Japan
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:41:09 +0000
From feedproxy.google
The explosion happened Sunday night in Sapporo, on Japan's northern island


Germany Agrees to Compensate Survivors Who Fled From Nazis as Children
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:34:13 +0000
From feedproxy.google
Germany has paid more than $80bn for losses resulting from Nazi persecution


On the Anniversary of the Delhi Gang Rape, a Three-Year-Old Girl Becomes Indiaas Latest Victim of Sexual Assault
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:56:08 +0000
From feedproxy.google
She was left in a critical condition after allegedly being raped by a neighbor


Saudi Arabia Rejects U.S. Senateas aInterferencea After Resolution on Khashoggi Killing
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:49:52 +0000
From feedproxy.google
A Senate resolution blamed the Saudi crown prince for Jamal Khashoggi's death


A Brazilian Celebrity Faith Healer Accused of Sexual Abuse Has Turned Himself in to Authorities
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:21:42 +0000
From feedproxy.google
More than 300 complaints of abuse have been lodged against Joao Teixeira de Faria


Ryan Zinke’s Legal Troubles Are Far From Over
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 01:30:39 GMT
From https:
Investigations into the departing interior secretary's actions will probably not end with his resignation, and may cloud his political future.


What Can Make a 911 Call a Felony? Fentanyl at the Scene
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:17:16 GMT
From https:
Officers say exposure to opioids during emergencies can put them in mortal danger. Doctors say their symptoms may just be the "nocebo" effect.


Priest Pulled From Funerals After Repeatedly Citing Teenager’s Suicide in ‘Pastoral Disaster’
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:26:01 GMT
From https:
The parents of a teenager who killed himself said the Catholic priest who presided at his funeral repeatedly brought up his suicide, compounding their grief.

Lamar Alexander Will Not Seek Re-election in 2020
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:33:28 GMT
From https:
Mr. Alexander, a United States senator since 2003 and former Tennessee governor, said that "now it is time for someone else to have that privilege."


Voter Suppression and Racial Targeting: In Facebook’s and Twitter’s Words
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:32:10 GMT
From https:
A new report says that social media companies have evaded or been misleading about claims that Russian efforts on their platforms tried to discourage voting.


Cuomo to Push Legalizing Recreational Marijuana in New York by Early 2019
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:42:55 GMT
From https:
The move could bring in more than $1.7 billion in sales each year and put New York in line with several neighboring states.


When Report Cards Go Out on Fridays, Child Abuse Increases on Saturdays, Study Finds
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:58:49 GMT
From https:
Verified cases of child abuse in Florida occurred at higher rates on the Saturdays after the release of report cards at public schools, according to a JAMA Pediatrics study.


A Chef’s Singular Take on Chiles Rellenos
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:01:56 GMT
From https:
The Chicago chef Diana Davila weaves together chiles en nogada and chiles rellenos ahogados, honoring two traditions, then making them soar.


Former Michael Flynn Business Associates Indicted in Turkey Lobbying Case
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:42:08 GMT
From https:
The indictment is evidence of a crackdown growing from the inquiry by Robert S. Mueller III, who has investigated foreign money designed to manipulate decision-making in Washington.


On Politics: Republicans in Congress Have a Shutdown Problem
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:05:07 GMT
From https:
As the deadline to avert a partial shutdown approaches, many lawmakers have been skipping votes since House Republicans were swept from power.

California Today: An Official Welcome
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:06:53 GMT
From https:
Monday: Your new correspondent introduces herself, California mandates electric buses and Sean Parker makes a beach app


Saudi Arabia Denounces U.S. Senate’s Response to Khashoggi Murder
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:29:26 GMT
From https:
The Foreign Ministry in Riyadh criticized an American resolution that blamed Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of a Saudi dissident.


Russian 2016 Influence Operation Targeted African-Americans on Social Media
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:37:15 GMT
From https:
Two reports commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee take a deeper look at the fake social media accounts used by Russia in the American election.


Donald Trump, Goldman Sachs, Hungary: Your Monday Briefing
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:09:32 GMT
From https:
Here's what you need to know.


Road Trip: 44 Islands and 42 Bridges: A Florida Keys Road Trip
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:27:06 GMT
From https:
It's only 113 miles from Key Largo to Key West, but take it slow and savor the subtropical, sometimes kitschy, flavor, of these fragile isles.


Profiles in Science: The Yoda of Silicon Valley
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:21:24 GMT
From https:
Donald Knuth, master of algorithms, reflects on 50 years of his opus-in-progress, "The Art of Computer Programming."


Feature: These Democrats Will Soon Have the Power to Investigate the White House. How Far Will They Go?
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:00:06 GMT
From https:
In two weeks, congressional Democrats will return to Washington with the authority to investigate a White House that is suspected of foreign collusion, conflicts of interest and mismanagement of the federal government.


Some Kotex Tampons Recalled After Coming Apart and Leaving Parts Inside the Body
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:25:36 GMT
From https:
A defect in certain lots of Kotex tampons has caused some users to seek medical attention, their manufacturer said.


U.S. Is ‘Working On’ Extraditing Gulen, Top Turkish Official Says
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 01:55:17 GMT
From https:
"We need to see concrete steps because it has been already two years," Turkey's foreign minister said. He said Turkey had also requested the extradition of more than 8o Gulen followers in America.


Advertising: Digital Data Gives Billboard Owners More Reason to ‘Love a Good Traffic Jam’
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:40:45 GMT
From https:
The average one-way trip for commuters in the U.S. is close to a half-hour -- plenty of time for marketers to target them in new ways through old media.


Netflix nabs Channing Dungey following exit from ABC
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:35:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Netflix has scored another high-profile studio hire by bringing aboard Channing Dungey, who stepped down as president of ABC Entertainment in November.

The digital streaming service said Monday that Dungey is expected to join its executive ranks in February. She will hold the title of vice president...



Sumner Redstone is declared incapacitated. Court doesn't rule on media mogul's competency
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:15:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Media mogul Sumner Redstone is incapacitated and needs a guardian ad litem to protect his interests in a current legal case, a judge determined Monday during a hearing in a long-running court dispute about the health of the controlling shareholder of CBS and Viacom.

The courtas finding does not...



Brian Kelly is the AP college football coach of the year for the second time
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:15:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Notre Dame's Brian Kelly is the Associated Press college football coach of the year and the third coach to win the award twice since it was established in 1998.

Kelly received 16 of 58 first-place votes from AP college football poll voters and 81 total points. Alabama's Nick Saban was second with...



Police investigate 'reprehensible' behavior of Camp fire cleanup workers who posted offensive photos
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:10:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

One photo from the wreckage of the Camp fireas devastating march through Paradise, Calif., shows the remains of a charred cat with a glass bottle sticking out of its mouth. In another, two workers pretend to go on a drive to aunknown destinationsa in someoneas burned-out recreational vehicle.

Some...



Add healthcare investors to the list of victims of that Texas judge's dumb ruling against Obamacare
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:55:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

The potential victims of the widely ridiculed ruling by U.S. District Judge Reed OaConnor of Texas against the Affordable Care Act number in the millions a possibly about 160 million protected by one or another of the lawas medical-related provisions.

Legal experts say those people wonat necessarily...



High-surf warnings issued as Pacific swell brings big waves to California coast
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:45:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Powerful and potentially destructive waves are expected to hit Californiaas coast through Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

West-facing beaches will be hit hardest, with waves in Northern California barreling as high as 50 feet, the weather service said. Farther south, waves as...



More than 1.3 million high school students started vaping nicotine in the past year, study says
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:25:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

The proportion of U.S. high school seniors who are vaping tobacco products nearly doubled in the past year, with more than 1 in 5 now saying they have vaped to get a hit of nicotine in the past 30 days, according to a new study.

The prevalence of nicotine vaping nearly doubled among 10th-graders...



Five takeaways from the Lakers' 128-110 loss to the Washington Wizards
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:25:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

The Lakers get the day off in New York on Monday, and it will be a much-needed day of rest for this group.

Sunday night they fell victim to a big night from John Wall (40 points) coupled with a very sluggish night on the part of the Lakers themselves. The Wizards are waiting on the completion of...



Actor Stuart Townsend parts ways with coastal home in Malibu
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:20:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Itas a wrap in Malibu, where Irish actor Stuart Townsend has sold his Spanish-style home for $4.15 million.

Thatas over $1 million short of the original $5.25-million asking price, but Townsend still came out on top. He bought the property four years ago for $3 million, real estate records show.

...


California politics news feed
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:16:13 PST
From feeds.latimes


New law could break the stalemate over housing on the site of a near-vacant Cupertino mall
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:16:13 PST
From feeds.latimes


Offset defends interrupting Cardi B's set amid claims it was a PR stunt
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:10:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

During his estrangement from Cardi B, it appears that Offset has been watching too many romantic comedies.

The Migos rapper is now defending his decision to crash his exas headlining set at the Rolling Loud festival in L.A. on Saturday. He tweeted on Sunday: aAll of my wrongs have been made public,...



At the new Iki Ramen in Koreatown, truffle butter 'freestyle' ramen
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:00:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

If youave tried ramen in Los Angeles, chances are youave slurped down a bowl of tonkotsu, the flavorful broth made by boiling down pork bones thatas commonplace at most ramen shops. The four chef/owners at the new Iki Ramen in Koreatown are hoping to broaden your ramen horizons.

Jeffrey Undiarto,...



Stanford apologizes for drawing depicting violence toward Nebraska mascot in volleyball team's locker room
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:35:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

The 2018 NCAA champion Stanford womenas volleyball team learned this weekend that in the age of social media, what happens in the locker room doesnat always stay in the locker room.

In the wake of the Cardinalas five-set victory over Nebraska on Saturday night for their record eighth national title,...



aThe Fast and the Furiousa director Rob Cohen takes off in Hidden Hills
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:30:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

He didnat exactly peel out, but action-movie director Rob Cohen, whose films include "The Fast and the Furious" and "XXX," has sold his equestrian estate in bucolic Hidden Hills for $3.2 million. The property had come on the market in February.

The Cape Cod-style home, built in 1996, is set behind...



Ryan Zinke was a nightmare for the environment. His replacement might be worse
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:01:00 PST
From feeds.latimes


Enter the Fray
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:01:00 PST
From feeds.latimes


Burglars smash glass door to steal designer purses, clothing at Beverly Grove pop-up store
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:30:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Police are searching for 10 men who smashed the glass door of a boutique in Beverly Grove to steal clothing and handbags early Monday, authorities said.

The break-in occurred at a storefront in the 100 block of North Robertson Boulevard at 3:11 a.m., said Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles...



Jeff Bridges to be honored with Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:25:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

That second Golden Globe is really going to tie the room together for Jeff Bridges.

The aBig Lebowskia actor will be fAated at next monthas 76th Golden Globes ceremony with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced Monday.

aBridgesa brilliant body of work across diverse...



In 'Mary Poppins Returns,' Lin-Manuel Miranda arrives as a movie-musical star
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:10:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Lin-Manuel Miranda has already seen "Mary Poppins Returns" three times.

Usually, actors promoting projects around the globe are on duty before and after each screening for red-carpet photos and post-show chats. They might opt not to sit through their own film more than once. But at glitzy premieres...



From aMary Queen of Scotsa to aMary Poppins Returns,a this yearas movies celebrated a spectrum of female strength
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:50:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Strong women have seized the big screen in 2018. Finally, right?

That optimistic sentiment makes headlines year after year after year. Whenever a few female-centered films galvanize awards-season buzz or box-office numbers, itas pitched as a newfound phenomenon. It awakens new hope that Hollywood...



For Constance Wu, aCrazy Rich Asiansa is more than a pop culture hit, itas a movement
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:30:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

Constance Wu has found herself on the front lines of change in the entertainment industry. In 2015, she earned critical acclaim for her leading role in ABCas aFresh Off the Boat,a an adaptation of Eddie Huangas biography, which became the first television comedy centered on an Asian American family...



Hairdressing honcho Bruno Mascolo takes some off the top in WeHo
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:00:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

After taking a little bit off the top, hairdressing magnate Bruno Mascolo sold his high-rise condominium in West Hollywood for $3.733 million. He had listed it earlier this year at $4.195 million and again in October at $3.983 million.

Set in Sierra Towers, which is known for its abundance of celebrity...



Felicity Jonesa aOn the Basis of Sexa covers the life of gender defender Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 05:30:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

One of the more unlikely of todayas pop-culture heroes has to be 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

There are viral memes of the 25-year high-court veteran bearing her affectionate nickname, aNotorious RBGa (a reference to the late rapper sometimes known as aNotorious B.I.G.a...



Rest easy with gear that simplifies your travels
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 05:00:00 PST
From feeds.latimes

What will they think of next? How about a flashlight that morphs into a lantern, a notepad with pop-out (and in) pages, an umbrella that keeps the wet in, and a hammock made just for kids

Let there be light

A flashlight illuminates only whatas in front of the beam, but a lantern can cast a glow...



Brexit: EU rules out further talks over divorce deal but Theresa May insists otherwise
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:35:00 +0000
From independent.co
EU says no further meetings are foreseen and all possible concessions have been made


Brexit news - live: Corbyn tables no confidence motion in Theresa May as meaningful vote date confirmed
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:15:00 +0000
From independent.co
Follow for live updates from Westminster


Facial recognition cameras scanning unwitting tourists and Christmas shoppers in London's West End
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:23:00 +0000
From independent.co
Members of the public tell The Independent they did not realise they were scanned despite police pledge for 'overt' operation


Theresa May stood up in parliament and said she had to 'honour her duty' to Brexit. She couldn't have been more wrong
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:48:00 +0000
From independent.co
She has carried out the instructions given to her by the British people with all the skill of a cowboy builder. At this point, she should have just turned around and pointed her finger at her own MPs


Man admits killing mother of Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman through careless driving
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:34:00 +0000
From independent.co
Carol Boardman died in 2016


'Horrifically deformed' turkeys found at factory farm run by supplier to major UK supermarkets
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:59:00 +0000
From independent.co
Exclusive: Birds unable to walk, with missing feathers and raw skin in 'bleak picture of life for animals farmed for meat'


Janbaz Tarin: Man admits murdering wife and her mother in knife attack after it emerged he had secret family in Middle East
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:06:00 +0000
From independent.co
Murderer fled after attack leading police on three-day manhunt


Janbaz Tarin: Man sentenced to life in prison after admitting to double murder of wife and mother-in-law
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:42:00 +0000
From independent.co
Crimes devastated victims' family, judge says


Windrush scandal: Three victims wrongly removed from UK flown back after 'exceptional' help, Sajid Javid admits
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:00:00 +0000
From independent.co
Cost of flights paid as home secretary again delays a full compensation scheme - with no details until next year


Carly Ann Harris: Woman who drowned and burned four-year-old daughter found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:51:00 +0000
From independent.co
A woman who drowned and burned her four-year-old daughter in a "sacrifice" at their home in South Wales has been found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.


National deficit increases by APS12bn as watchdog rules student loans count as government spending
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:45:00 +0000
From independent.co
'The student loans system is a fiscal illusion which flatters the government's record,' says Labour


Brexit: What should the question for a second referendum actually be?
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:34:00 +0000
From independent.co
There are genuine problems with all the possible questions


Brexit news: Labour to table no-confidence motion in Theresa May if she refuses to name date for vote on her deal
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:49:00 +0000
From independent.co
The move would not be binding on the government if it were to lose a vote on Labour's motion


Asda supermarket evacuated in Chelmsford as bomb disposal squad called over suspicious package
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:44:00 +0000
From independent.co
Ministry of Defence team takes package away for testing


Chester Zoo receives more than APS120,000 in donations after devastating fire kills exotic animals
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:00:00 +0000
From independent.co
Park 'totally overwhelmed' by fundraising effort with money to be spent on conservation work


More than APS100,000 worth of whisky and gin stolen from lorry in Scotland
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:49:44 +0000
From independent.co
Incident comes after theft from nearby haulage firm with similar value of alcohol taken


Teachers witnessing 'distressing' new levels of child poverty in schools this winter
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:01:00 +0000
From independent.co
Campaigners condemn 'Dickensian' picture of poverty in UK and accuse ministers of allowing austerity to create generation of children who are 'impoverished through no fault of their own'


Brexit: Theresa May under pressure as third cabinet minister calls for MPs to vote on all options
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:35:00 +0000
From independent.co
Business secretary Greg Clark says Commons should be 'invited to say what it would agree with' if - or when - the prime minister's deal is defeated


Cold cases are getting colder: Why we must have an ending to the story
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:34:58 +0000
From independent.co
We hate not knowing what happened to Suzy Lamplugh and Madeleine McCann and so many others because we need a resolution. As cold cases get colder, crime fiction becomes ever more popular. As Andy Martin remarks, we need an ending a a final page to the story


UK weather: Latest Met Office forecast
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:31:00 +0000
From independent.co
Watch the latest UK weather forecast from the Independent for today.


Collingham fire: Mother and two children die in blaze at house in Nottinghamshire
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:16:00 +0000
From independent.co
Floral tributes to 'beautiful family' laid at scene


Employees to get new protections as government announces 'largest upgrade in workers' rights for over 20 years'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:04:00 +0000
From independent.co
Ministers tighten laws to help workers in insecure employment, but unions say changes will not 'shift balance of power' enough


Company bosses to be held responsible for nuisance calls with APS500,000 fines
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:18:04 +0000
From independent.co
'We are determined to stamp this menace out,' says minister


Ipswich stabbings: 15-year-old girl arrested after two taken to hospital
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:11:35 +0000
From independent.co
Victims' injuries not believed to be life threatening


Home Office continues to house asylum seekers in 'degrading' accommodation despite repeated warnings, say MPs
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:05:04 +0000
From independent.co
Ministers failing to act on warnings that torture survivors, individuals suffering PTSD and pregnant women living in homes with vermin, damp and inadequate facilities, warns report


AIDSfree: Actor Taron Egerton urges readers to donate APS5 for HIV testing services
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:54:00 +0000
From https:
'Five pounds is all it takes to make sure that someone gets the proper testing for HIV,' says Kingsman actor


Paul Klee: 5 things you should know about the renegade German-Swiss painter
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:23:00 +0000
From https:
Klee, one of the most prominent painters of the 20th century, is being celebrated by a Google Doodle this Tuesday


Dolly Parton teases '9 to 5' sequel for 2019: 'They finally came up with something that makes sense'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:33:15 +0000
From https:
The country icon hopes to break grounds on the sequel 'in the new year'


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: Cast, plot, release date a Everything we know about Quentin Tarantino's epic LA movie
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:07:00 +0000
From https:
A film exec said the movie has 'the best screenplay that I have had the privilege to read'


How SNL has portrayed US presidents, from Gerald Ford to Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Donald Trump
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:08:36 +0000
From https:
Alec Baldwin continues to cause irritation in the Oval Office


Making a Murderer lawyer Kathleen Zellner gives update on Steven Avery case
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:14:00 +0000
From https:
The lawyer is submitting a 22,000 page document hoping to exonerate the convicted murderer


Paul McCartney review, O2 Arena, London: A vibrant time-tunnel that saw the former Beatle put no step wrong
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:49:00 +0000
From https:
The musician promised a 'celebration' and that's precisely what he delivered


Armando Iannucci mocks Brexit during European Film Awards
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:40:00 +0000
From https:
Iannucci's film, The Death of Stalin, won Best Comedy of Film 2018 at the ceremony


Paul McCartney at the O2 Arena, London a in pictures
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:59:00 +0000
From https:
Beatles icon was praised for a 'vibrant' set that delivered songs with 'as much apparent fervour as when he was a fresh-faced youth fronting The Beatles'


Sandra Bullock interview: 'Society still makes single mothers feel they are not the complete package'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:40:00 +0000
From https:
The actor talks to Alexandra Pollard about being a single mum in real life and in the post-apocalyptic horror Bird Box


Ringo Starr and Ronnie Wood join Paul McCartney for performance of Beatles classic at London show
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:30:00 +0000
From https:
'I don't know about you but it was incredible for me'


Pete Davidson: SNL star receives messages of support from friends and fans after worrying Instagram post
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:18:00 +0000
From https:
Comedian has been vocal about his struggles with mental health amid abuse from online trolls


The 18 best Christmas songs, ranked: From Fairytale of New York to Santa Baby and Winter Wonderland
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:30:00 +0000
From https:
It's the most wonderful time of the year. As Christmas approaches, we pick the classic songs you need on your festive playlist


Cardi B defends Offset after he crashes Rolling Loud festival set with 'Take Me Back' sign
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:45:00 +0000
From https:
'I'm defending my baby's father'


'Nobody wants to be associated' with Maroon 5's Super Bowl halftime show
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:42:00 +0000
From https:
The band are reportedly struggling to find special guests


The Dark Knight actor recalls how he could have died during the Joker's pencil trick
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:55:00 +0000
From https:
The stunt actor was knocked out three times, and narrowly avoided a pencil to the eyeball


Friends on Netflix: 21 of Chandler's best one liners
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:13:00 +0000
From https:
Ahead of your Christmas TV binge, here's a reminder of some of the best jokes from the iconic series


Killing Eve actor Jodie Comer thought the BBC series wouldn't be a hit in the UK
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:49:00 +0000
From https:
She also spoke about the second series having a 'different energy'


SNL Christmas skit starring Alec Baldwin and Matt Damon causes Trump to lash out
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:11:00 +0000
From https:
'It is all nothing less than unfair news coverage and Dem commercials'


Ariana Grande announces two London O2 Arena shows a how to get tickets
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:42:00 +0000
From https:
While a Manchester date has yet to be announced, the pop singer has promised a 'special show'


Kylie Jenner says there's no beef between Kanye West and Travis Scott: 'It's all been talked out'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:15:00 +0000
From https:
West and Scott apparently quashed their argument over the weekend


Avengers: Endgame: Robert Downey Jr responds to NASA's offer to rescue Iron Man
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:05:00 +0000
From https:
'Always good to know NASA has your back'


Star Wars 9: Everything we know so far from cast list to release dates
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:08:00 +0000
From https:
The Skywalker saga comes to its epic conclusion in December of next year


Geoffrey Rush denies acting inappropriately towards Orange is the New Black star Yael Stone
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:07:00 +0000
From https:
Stone claims the Oscar-winner acted inappropriately on multiple occasions while they both starred in The Diary of a Madman.


Mortal Engines flops at the box office, poised to lose $100 million
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:41:00 +0000
From https:
The fantasy epic adapts Philip Reeve's 2001 book, about a post-apocalyptic world where cities travel on wheels


Mexico’s Strategy for Dealing With Trump: Warn Him About China
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:12:28 GMT
From https:
Mexico has a plan to deal with migrants: develop Central America, ideally with U.S. help. If not, it may turn to China, a powerful player in the region.


Nigeria Says Soldiers Who Killed Marchers Were Provoked. Video Shows Otherwise.
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:59:54 GMT
From https:
A close review of video from the largest and most deadly of the protests, as well as interviews with witnesses, clearly shows the military opening fire on unarmed demonstrators.


Is a 2nd Brexit Referendum Really the Answer? A User’s Guide
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:24:50 GMT
From https:
Prime Minister Theresa May is adamantly opposed to the idea, but many now see it as the way out of Britain's Brexit nightmare. Here is a guide to the process.


Saudi Arabia Denounces U.S. Senate’s Response to Khashoggi Murder
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:29:26 GMT
From https:
The Foreign Ministry in Riyadh criticized an American resolution that blamed Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the killing of a Saudi dissident.


Explosion in Japan Injures Dozens in Crowded Pub
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:05:47 GMT
From https:
The blast in Sapporo was powerful enough to shatter windows across the street.


Inspired by India, Singaporeans Seek to End Gay Sex Ban
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:55:57 GMT
From https:
The legalization of gay sex in India has set off a movement in Singapore -- which, like India, inherited its colonial-era ban from its onetime British rulers.


France’s Far Right Sees Gold in Yellow Vest Movement
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:33:49 GMT
From https:
National Front leaders are trying to turn protests that have left much of France in upheaval to their purposes. But it may be a double-edged sword.


Bombing Near Athens Damages Offices of Greek Media Group
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:12:16 GMT
From https:
A caller warned of the explosion 45 minutes in advance, so no one was hurt. Greece has experienced several similar attacks by domestic groups in recent years.


Putin on Rap Music: It’s the Drugs That Really Bother Him
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 01:18:29 GMT
From https:
As rap becomes increasingly popular in Russia, President Vladimir V. Putin said he would not try to ban the music but rather "lead and guide" it "in the right direction."


Yemen’s Deadly Seas: Fishermen Come Under Fire in Saudi War
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:24:37 GMT
From https:
Outrage over civilian deaths in Yemen has focused on airstrikes. But at sea, the Saudi-led coalition is suspected of attacking many fishing boats, killing dozens.


‘Let Us Not Break Faith’ by Having a 2nd Referendum, May Says
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:44:08 GMT
From https:
Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain said the parliamentary vote on her Brexit plan would take place next month. She also spoke out against a second referendum on European Union membership.

Meghan Markle Isn’t Speaking to Her Dad. He’s Asked the Queen to Intervene.
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:57:58 GMT
From https:
Thomas Markle, who did not attend the royal wedding in May, appeared on British television to ask his daughter to reach out to him, and for Queen Elizabeth II to help.


Taliban Appear Ready to Discuss Peace Talks, Except With Afghan Officials
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:47:31 GMT
From https:
Representatives from the group joined diplomats from the United States and several Asian countries in the United Arab Emirates, but resisted meetings with the Afghan delegation.


In Paris, ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Cut Sharply Into City’s Luxury Trade
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:18:08 GMT
From https:
Several weekends of violent demonstrations across France have hit the capital's sellers of high-end goods hard during the year's most important shopping period


Russian 2016 Influence Operation Targeted African-Americans on Social Media
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:37:15 GMT
From https:
Two reports commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee take a deeper look at the fake social media accounts used by Russia in the American election.


Donald Trump, Goldman Sachs, Hungary: Your Monday Briefing
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:09:32 GMT
From https:
Here's what you need to know.


How Elite Nigerian Soldiers Turned a Religious March Into a Massacre
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:00:02 GMT
From https:
Nigeria's military said it acted in self-defense. Our visual investigation shows that this claim doesn't hold up, and reveals how an elite military unit used machine guns on unarmed marchers in October, killing dozens.

Malaysia Files Criminal Charges Against Goldman Sachs Over 1MDB Scandal
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:22:25 GMT
From https:
In the wake of a scandal that brought down the country's former prime minister, the Malaysian government is seeking fines in excess of $2.7 billion.


Meng Lang, Poet Who Promoted Dissident Writers, Dies at 57
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:31:44 GMT
From https:
Mr. Meng co-founded the Independent Chinese PEN Center, a nonprofit organization formed in 2011 to promote freedom of expression and publication.


France, Ukraine, Reindeer: Your Monday Briefing
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 04:00:00 GMT
From https:
Let us help you start your day.


Opposition in Hungary Demonstrates Against Orban, in Rare Display of Dissent
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:34:04 GMT
From https:
The protests have become one of the most sustained displays of street opposition since the prime minister entered office.

U.S. Is ‘Working On’ Extraditing Gulen, Top Turkish Official Says
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 01:55:17 GMT
From https:
"We need to see concrete steps because it has been already two years," Turkey's foreign minister said. He said Turkey had also requested the extradition of more than 8o Gulen followers in America.


China’s Detention Camps for Muslims Turn to Forced Labor
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 01:47:34 GMT
From https:
Mounting evidence suggests ethnic minorities caught in the mass internment drive in Xinjiang are being assigned to new factories making clothes.


Restaurant Explosion in Japan Injures More Than 40
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 04:46:28 GMT
From https:
Most of those hurt had mild injuries, but one person was in serious condition. The cause of the blast was not immediately clear, the police said.


Hard-Line U.S. Tactics Will ‘Block’ Path to Denuclearization, North Korea Warns
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 04:44:51 GMT
From https:
North Korea said that if Washington continued to escalate its sanctions and rights campaign, it could shatter any chance of denuclearizing the country.


Egypt Unearths Tomb of Royal Priest From 4,400 Years Ago
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:53:01 GMT
From https:
The well-preserved tomb was discovered in Saqqara, an ancient city south of Cairo. Officials called it "one of a kind."


Congo Says Baby Girl Is Youngest Survivor of Ebola Outbreak
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 01:08:04 GMT
From https:
Congolese are calling the infant named Benedicte, who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center six days after birth, the "young miracle."


Climate Negotiators Reach an Overtime Deal to Keep Paris Pact Alive
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:21:00 GMT
From https:
The deal puts in place detailed implementation rules, but analysts said it was now up to individual countries to honor their commitments.


How McKinsey Has Helped Raise the Stature of Authoritarian Governments
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:07:37 GMT
From https:
At a time when democracies and their basic values are increasingly under attack, the iconic American company has sometimes served clients in ways that directly counter American interests.


Corbyn set to demand a stunt vote of no confidence in Theresa May
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:01:06 +0000
From https:
The bizarre sequence of events began at around 3pm when Mr Corbyn's said he would call for a vote if Mrs May did not reschedule the Brexit showdown she postponed last week.


May joins forces with Boris to condemn Brexit referendum calls
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:01:03 +0000
From https:
The PM said she is still hoping to secure more 'political and legal assurances' from the EU on the backstop, and the showdown will not take place until the week commencing January 14.


Florsch opens up on horror F3 crash as she targets return to racing in two months
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:59:11 +0000
From https:
Sophia Florsch, who fractured her spine in a horror Formula 3 crash in Macau last month, has admitted she does not see how she survived the crash when she watches the viral clip back.


Shopworker pleads guilty to murdering his ex wife and her mother in Solihull
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:57:55 +0000
From https:
Janbaz Tarin, 21 (mugshot pictured) admitted the double murder of Raneem Oudeh, 22, and her mother Khaola Saleen, 49, at Birmingham Crown Court today.


Hotel cancels charity's Christmas booking for 28 homeless people without warning or explanationA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:57:47 +0000
From https:
The Raise the Roof Homeless Project, in Hull has been left feeling 'gutted and angry' by the Royal Hotel's sudden decision to cancel the booking for 28 homeless people which cost APS1,092.


Brooklyn Beckham PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Photographer,A 19, packs on PDA with model girlfriendA Hana Cross
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:53:40 +0000
From https:
He confirmed his new romance last week, after the two were picturedA holding hands after enjoying the star-studded British Fashion Awards.A


Former model details eight-year affair with Woody Allen and drug-fuelled threesomes with Mia FarrowA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:52:02 +0000
From https:
Babi Christina Engelhardt says that she was a 16-years-old high school student when she began dating Allen, and that she actually made the first move by giving the director her number.


Dior make-up mocked for using CGI influencer Noonoouri in social media beauty campaign
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:51:15 +0000
From https:
Noonoouri may have 197,000 Instagram followers thanks to her work with KKW and YSL ; but her appearance on Instagram as one of Dior's new 'backstage girls' caused a huge backlash.


Ashram where the Beatles wrote the White Album and came to meditate lies overgrown
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:49:29 +0000
From https:
Some of the buildings are crumbling and parts of the grounds are overgrown at the retreat on the eastern bank of the Ganges river in Rishikesh, far northern India.


Shoppers are sent running for cover as police evacuate busy city centre
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:49:09 +0000
From https:
A large security cordon has been set up on St Mary Street in Cardiff city centre (pictured) with dozens of shops and businesses ordered to evacuate by police.


Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch 'Bambi'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:48:19 +0000
From https:
A Missouri judge has ordered David Berry Jr (pictured) to watch the movie Bambi at least once a month during his year-long jail sentence. Berry will start watching the movie on December 23.


Amazon chief denies the online giant is 'single handedly killing Britain's high streets'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:36:24 +0000
From https:
Amazon director of public policy Lesley Smith was questioned by a parliamentary committee investigating the death of UK town centres as shops close down.


Skyas Kay Burley kicks Tory MP David Davies off TV debate on Brexit after he patronised woman
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:31:26 +0000
From https:
Tory MP David Davies adopted a bored look and pulled out to check his mobile phone in the middle of the clash against Labour's Anna Turley.


Gay Singaporean man wins right to adopt surrogate son
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:29:12 +0000
From https:
The man, a 46-year-old pathologist who has not been identified,A found a surrogate in the United States who agreed to carry his child for $200,000 as the practice is banned in Singapore.


Council orders businessman, 57, to stop renting out his APS8,000-a-week luxury mansion to hen nights
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:23:46 +0000
From https:
Michael Cameron has been ordered to stop renting out his nine-bedroom mansion in West Linton after complaints from neighbours about hen parties making too much noise.


Locked away, forgotten: Muslim Uighur wives of...
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:23:06 +0000
From https:
The Chinese spouse of scores of Pakistani businessmen have allegedly been taken by authorities in their homeland of Xinjiang and taken into internment camps to be 're-educated'.


James Charles slams fans for lack of privacy after shock stalker turned up at his houseA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:22:30 +0000
From https:
LA-based YouTube star James Charles, who has over 11M subscribers and is one of Kylie Jenner's make-up artists pleaded with followers to stop turning up asking for autographs and pictures.


Now FLOODS are on the way with 65mph winds bringing heavy rain
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:20:02 +0000
From https:
The Met Office has issued weather warnings for Northern Ireland, South Wales and South West England - with cautions for potential flooding to homes and businesses, power cuts and train disruption.


'farout' dwarf planet is most-distant solar system object ever observed
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:18:39 +0000
From https:
Nicknamed 'Farout', the new object was announced by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center and has been given the provisional designation 2018 VG18.


Albanian illegal immigrant, 25, led police on 100mph chase then crashed into family home
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:18:15 +0000
From https:
Eljado Prendaj, 25, struck the family's cars so hard that one was forced into the property near Eastleigh, Hampshire, (pictured) sending bricks and debris flying into their young son's room.


Frail 95-year-old woman died of hypothermia and pneumonia after boilers failed at care home
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:18:12 +0000
From https:
Doreen Osborne (pictured), 95, was found with her temperature 9C below normal after her she had been left without heating and vital medicine for weeks at the Pineheath care home in Norfolk.


Strictly champ Stacey Dooley laughs off 'knicker flashing' as Kevin Clifton admits he's been teased
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:17:31 +0000
From https:
Stacey Dooley has laughed off the awkward wardrobe malfunction that sent Strictly Come Dancing viewers into a spin during Saturday's live final.


Drug addict, 40, murdered massage parlour boss, 73, by stabbing her 70 times in her living room
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:16:55 +0000
From https:
Lee Fueloep, of Wombwell, was known for knocking on doors in the town and begging for cash to fuel his drug habit. A court heard Jill Hibberd was stabbed after standing up to him.


Tree surgeon takes a tumble after his attempt at cutting off a large branch goes VERY wrong
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:16:45 +0000
From https:
The tree surgeon, who isn't wearing a hard hat, carefully climbs up the ladder with a chainsaw. However as the branch falls to the floor the top tilts to the side and sends him flying into a hedge.


Police hunt wedding crashers
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:16:08 +0000
From https:
The wedding in Clerkenwell in October was crashed by two strange men, who punched one man to the floor and stamped on his head leaving him severely injured


Making a Murderer lawyer to file bombshellA documents to prove Avery's innocence
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:15:57 +0000
From https:
Steven Avery's lawyer Kathleen Zellner, 61, will file a 22,000-page document to the appellate court by Thursday in an attempt to clear the Making a Murderer star's name.


Vegan demonstrators form human chain around the meat aisle of Waitrose
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:11:27 +0000
From https:
The group implored shoppers to shun animal products, holding plates covered in blood and placards saying: 'Humane murder is a lie' in the supermarket's Brighton store.


Father whose ex forged his signature on an IVF form fails to win compensation from the clinic
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:09:24 +0000
From https:
A father whose ex girlfriend forged his signature on an IVF form and tricked doctors has failed to win compensation from fertility clinic IVF Hammersmith in London.


Germany to compensate hundreds who fled Nazis as children
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:08:51 +0000
From https:
The government has agreed to pay those still living among the 10,000 people who fled Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport to the UK in the nine months before WWII broke out.


Mother, 38, who drowned and burned her four-year-old daughter found not guilty of murder
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:06:07 +0000
From https:
Carly Ann Harris, 38, who drowned and burned her four-year-old daughter Amelia Brooke Harris in a asacrificea at their home in South Wales, has been found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.


Sweden's Icehotel opens for its 29th annual winter seasonA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:04:16 +0000
From https:
Each year since 1989, the Icehotel has been built and rebuilt in the village of Jukkasjarvi, 200km (125 miles) north of the Arctic Circle and next to the shores of the Torne River.


Thief steals more than APS7,000 in cash as he passes through airport security
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:03:59 +0000
From https:
CCTV footage captured the thief as he approached two security scanners at the Fiumicino airport in Rome. Another passenger, standing ahead of him, had placed two envelopes of cash on a yellow tray.


Businessman who left his injured and bleeding lover to die is jailed
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:01:39 +0000
From https:
John Broadhurst dialled 999 from his then home in Kinver, West Midlands, informing the operator he had found his partner Natalie Connolly (pictured) 'dead as a doughnut' at the bottom of the stairs.


Royal pastry chefs reveal mince pie recipes for Buckingham Palace
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:00:36 +0000
From https:
Royal Pastry chef Kathryn Cuthbertson andA Chef de Partie Victoria Scupham - who have 17 years' experience between them - lifted the lid on theirA tricks of the trade in a fascinating blog post.


Danny Dyer reignites his feud with David Cameron in ANOTHER foul-mouthed Brexit rant
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:58:24 +0000
From https:
The EastEnders star Danny Dyer said it is a 'f***ing travesty' the ex leader can just 'slip off' while the UK is bitterly divided.


Rachael Blandas widower celebrates early Christmas with their son Freddie, 3, and his mother-in-law
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:56:40 +0000
From https:
Steve Bland from Cheshire took to Instagram to reveal he's been proofreading Rachael's memoirs and opening early Christmas presents with Fredide, three, from Rachael's mother.


Twitter users share millennial Christmas traditions in hilarious viral thread
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:54:35 +0000
From https:
'Exchanging gift ideas because gifts are not in the budget this year,' is just one of many millennial Christmas traditions being shared in a funny thread that has gone viral on Twitter.


Stella McCartney shares photo of her 'kick ass dad' Paul with Ronnie and Ringo
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:50:31 +0000
From https:
He invited fellow Beatle Ringo Starr and Rolling Stones legend Ronnie Wood to perform on stage with him on Sunday.


Inside the making of a Quality Street tin
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:46:46 +0000
From https:
BBC Two's Inside the Factory visit NestlA(c)as Halifax factory, which reveals workers add extra chocolates by hand if any drop out of the tin, to ensure they're all the same weight.


Listen to the aperfect Christmas songa created by AI
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:46:02 +0000
From https:
Researchers from Made by AI trained a neural network by inputting one hundred Christmas tunes in the form of Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) files.


Spanish cyclist suffering frostbite rescued after trying to ride across Siberia in -58F temperatures
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:45:00 +0000
From https:
Jose Andres Abian Pajares was discovered camped in a thin summer tent on a mountain pass during theA freezing conditions. He flew from Moscow to Magadan in Siberia earlier this month.


China's Muslim internment camps run like 'concentration camps', 'turn Uighurs into forced labour'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:43:42 +0000
From https:
There is mounting evidence to suggest that Muslim inmates are being forced to work atA various factories built inside or near the camps in Xinjiang after 'graduating' from the facilities, reports claim.


Analysts anticipate large 'financial wipeout' as major hedge funds close or report losses
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:40:13 +0000
From https:
With recent news that several major hedge fund companies have been reporting negative returns, analysts anticipate that hundreds of funds could be eliminated by the end of 2019.


'Diary' written by 'tourist who visited Sex Island resort'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:38:40 +0000
From https:
A 'diary' supposedly written by a married dentist who attended an infamous Sex Island festival has emerged online - apparently written in between drug-fuelled romps.A


Irish police trawl DNA database to find mother of newborn found dead on a Dublin beach
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:32:02 +0000
From https:
The baby, named by gardai as Belle, was discovered partly buried by a volunteer cleaning Bell's Beach in Balbriggan, Dublin, on Saturday morning.


HarperCollins offer up lucrative book deal as prize for undiscovered funny female writers in the UK
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:25:47 +0000
From https:
Helen Lederer set up the Comedy Women in Print prize for unpublished authors in the UK earlier this year and now it's been announced that the winner will receive a lucrative publishing deal.


Respected school secretary who lost her job for slapping schoolboy has assault conviction overturned
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:21:30 +0000
From https:
Jane Farmer from Hampshire was previously found guilty of assault by beating and sentenced to 100 hours unpaid work after a trial at Southampton Magistrates Court, Hampshire.


Health campaigners try to stop Coca Cola's iconic Christmas truck from visiting
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:19:34 +0000
From https:
Authorities attempted to ban the red truck from stopping in Croydon, south London this weekend, accusing the drinks giant of promoting sugary drinks to children.


Losses at Victoria Beckham's luxury fashion label increased by APS2m to APS10.2m last year
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:18:39 +0000
From https:
The ex-Spice Girl'sA luxury clothing, glasses and accessories business recently celebrated its 10th anniversary - but losses have increased by APS2million in the past 12 months.


Sixteen-ton gritter lorry skidded and smashed into the side of a house
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:18:33 +0000
From https:
A sixteen-ton gritter lorry skidded and smashed into the side of a new-build house this morning as it treated an icy Chester Road in Helsby, Cheshire.


Parachutes do NOT save lives: Laughable study reveals how flawed 'research' can beA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:13:06 +0000
From https:
Researchers from Harvard found that in a trial of 23 volunteers, all participants survived being hurtled out of a plane - but they all only jumped 0.6m from a stationary aircraft.


Boy, 8, dies in his bunk bed after breaking his skull in bike accident
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:12:13 +0000
From https:
Leo Burton was performing 'figures of eight' with his older sister on their bikes when he came off and smacked his head on the concrete ground in Gosport, Hampshire, an inquest heard.


RICHARD KAY: Is Meghan Duchess Difficult or just defiantly different
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:11:41 +0000
From https:
Scarcely a week goes by without the Duke and Duchess of Sussex kicking over the royal traces. But then step by elegant step the former Meghan Markle is ripping up the royal rules.


Dentists told to speak plain English and avoid confusing words like amalgam and caries
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:11:17 +0000
From https:
Leo Briggs, of the London-based Dental Defence Union, warned dentists should stop using jargon and teeth codes when speaking to patients so people can be more involved in their own care.


Quick-thinking driver plucks child out of the path of fast-moving cars
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:08:34 +0000
From https:
A dashcam clip captures the toddler as it sits on the side of the road near Laurel Glen Park in Tustin, California. But as the motorist approaches, the child dashes into the middle of the road.


Corbyn set to demand a stunt vote of no confidence in Theresa May
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:01:33 GMT
From https:
The bizarre sequence of events began at around 3pm when Mr Corbyn's said he would call for a vote if Mrs May did not reschedule the Brexit showdown she postponed last week.


May joins forces with Boris to condemn Brexit referendum calls
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:01:03 GMT
From https:
The PM said she is still hoping to secure more 'political and legal assurances' from the EU on the backstop, and the showdown will not take place until the week commencing January 14.


Florsch opens up on horror F3 crash as she targets return to racing in two months
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:59:11 GMT
From https:
Sophia Florsch, who fractured her spine in a horror Formula 3 crash in Macau last month, has admitted she does not see how she survived the crash when she watches the viral clip back.


Shopworker pleads guilty to murdering his ex wife and her mother in Solihull
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:57:55 GMT
From https:
Janbaz Tarin, 21 (mugshot pictured) admitted the double murder of Raneem Oudeh, 22, and her mother Khaola Saleen, 49, at Birmingham Crown Court today.


Hotel cancels charity's Christmas booking for 28 homeless people without warning or explanationA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:57:47 GMT
From https:
The Raise the Roof Homeless Project, in Hull has been left feeling 'gutted and angry' by the Royal Hotel's sudden decision to cancel the booking for 28 homeless people which cost APS1,092.


Brooklyn Beckham PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Photographer,A 19, packs on PDA with model girlfriendA Hana Cross
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:53:40 GMT
From https:
He confirmed his new romance last week, after the two were picturedA holding hands after enjoying the star-studded British Fashion Awards.A


Former model details eight-year affair with Woody Allen and drug-fuelled threesomes with Mia FarrowA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:52:02 GMT
From https:
Babi Christina Engelhardt says that she was a 16-years-old high school student when she began dating Allen, and that she actually made the first move by giving the director her number.


Ashram where the Beatles wrote the White Album and came to meditate lies overgrown
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:49:29 GMT
From https:
Some of the buildings are crumbling and parts of the grounds are overgrown at the retreat on the eastern bank of the Ganges river in Rishikesh, far northern India.


Shoppers are sent running for cover as police evacuate busy city centre
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:49:09 GMT
From https:
A large security cordon has been set up on St Mary Street in Cardiff city centre (pictured) with dozens of shops and businesses ordered to evacuate by police.


Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch 'Bambi'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:48:19 GMT
From https:
A Missouri judge has ordered David Berry Jr (pictured) to watch the movie Bambi at least once a month during his year-long jail sentence. Berry will start watching the movie on December 23.


Amazon chief denies the online giant is 'single handedly killing Britain's high streets'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:36:24 GMT
From https:
Amazon director of public policy Lesley Smith was questioned by a parliamentary committee investigating the death of UK town centres as shops close down.


Skyas Kay Burley kicks Tory MP David Davies off TV debate on Brexit after he patronised woman
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:31:26 GMT
From https:
Tory MP David Davies adopted a bored look and pulled out to check his mobile phone in the middle of the clash against Labour's Anna Turley.


Gay Singaporean man wins right to adopt surrogate son
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:29:12 GMT
From https:
The man, a 46-year-old pathologist who has not been identified,A found a surrogate in the United States who agreed to carry his child for $200,000 as the practice is banned in Singapore.


Council orders businessman, 57, to stop renting out his APS8,000-a-week luxury mansion to hen nights
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:23:46 GMT
From https:
Michael Cameron has been ordered to stop renting out his nine-bedroom mansion in West Linton after complaints from neighbours about hen parties making too much noise.


Locked away, forgotten: Muslim Uighur wives of...
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:23:06 GMT
From https:
The Chinese spouse of scores of Pakistani businessmen have allegedly been taken by authorities in their homeland of Xinjiang and taken into internment camps to be 're-educated'.


Now FLOODS are on the way with 65mph winds bringing heavy rain
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:20:02 GMT
From https:
The Met Office has issued weather warnings for Northern Ireland, South Wales and South West England - with cautions for potential flooding to homes and businesses, power cuts and train disruption.


'farout' dwarf planet is most-distant solar system object ever observed
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:18:39 GMT
From https:
Nicknamed 'Farout', the new object was announced by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center and has been given the provisional designation 2018 VG18.


Albanian illegal immigrant, 25, led police on 100mph chase then crashed into family home
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:18:15 GMT
From https:
Eljado Prendaj, 25, struck the family's cars so hard that one was forced into the property near Eastleigh, Hampshire, (pictured) sending bricks and debris flying into their young son's room.


Frail 95-year-old woman died of hypothermia and pneumonia after boilers failed at care home
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:18:12 GMT
From https:
Doreen Osborne (pictured), 95, was found with her temperature 9C below normal after her she had been left without heating and vital medicine for weeks at the Pineheath care home in Norfolk.


Strictly champ Stacey Dooley laughs off 'knicker flashing' as Kevin Clifton admits he's been teased
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:17:31 GMT
From https:
Stacey Dooley has laughed off the awkward wardrobe malfunction that sent Strictly Come Dancing viewers into a spin during Saturday's live final.


Drug addict, 40, murdered massage parlour boss, 73, by stabbing her 70 times in her living room
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:16:55 GMT
From https:
Lee Fueloep, of Wombwell, was known for knocking on doors in the town and begging for cash to fuel his drug habit. A court heard Jill Hibberd was stabbed after standing up to him.


Tree surgeon takes a tumble after his attempt at cutting off a large branch goes VERY wrong
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:16:45 GMT
From https:
The tree surgeon, who isn't wearing a hard hat, carefully climbs up the ladder with a chainsaw. However as the branch falls to the floor the top tilts to the side and sends him flying into a hedge.


Police hunt wedding crashers
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:16:08 GMT
From https:
The wedding in Clerkenwell in October was crashed by two strange men, who punched one man to the floor and stamped on his head leaving him severely injured


Making a Murderer lawyer to file bombshellA documents to prove Avery's innocence
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:15:57 GMT
From https:
Steven Avery's lawyer Kathleen Zellner, 61, will file a 22,000-page document to the appellate court by Thursday in an attempt to clear the Making a Murderer star's name.


Vegan demonstrators form human chain around the meat aisle of Waitrose
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:11:27 GMT
From https:
The group implored shoppers to shun animal products, holding plates covered in blood and placards saying: 'Humane murder is a lie' in the supermarket's Brighton store.


Father whose ex forged his signature on an IVF form fails to win compensation from the clinic
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:09:24 GMT
From https:
A father whose ex girlfriend forged his signature on an IVF form and tricked doctors has failed to win compensation from fertility clinic IVF Hammersmith in London.


Germany to compensate hundreds who fled Nazis as children
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:08:51 GMT
From https:
The government has agreed to pay those still living among the 10,000 people who fled Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport to the UK in the nine months before WWII broke out.


Mother, 38, who drowned and burned her four-year-old daughter found not guilty of murder
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:06:07 GMT
From https:
Carly Ann Harris, 38, who drowned and burned her four-year-old daughter Amelia Brooke Harris in a asacrificea at their home in South Wales, has been found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity.


Sweden's Icehotel opens for its 29th annual winter seasonA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:04:16 GMT
From https:
Each year since 1989, the Icehotel has been built and rebuilt in the village of Jukkasjarvi, 200km (125 miles) north of the Arctic Circle and next to the shores of the Torne River.


Thief steals more than APS7,000 in cash as he passes through airport security
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:03:59 GMT
From https:
CCTV footage captured the thief as he approached two security scanners at the Fiumicino airport in Rome. Another passenger, standing ahead of him, had placed two envelopes of cash on a yellow tray.


Businessman who left his injured and bleeding lover to die is jailed
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:01:39 GMT
From https:
John Broadhurst dialled 999 from his then home in Kinver, West Midlands, informing the operator he had found his partner Natalie Connolly (pictured) 'dead as a doughnut' at the bottom of the stairs.


Royal pastry chefs reveal mince pie recipes for Buckingham Palace
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:00:36 GMT
From https:
Royal Pastry chef Kathryn Cuthbertson andA Chef de Partie Victoria Scupham - who have 17 years' experience between them - lifted the lid on theirA tricks of the trade in a fascinating blog post.


Danny Dyer reignites his feud with David Cameron in ANOTHER foul-mouthed Brexit rant
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:58:24 GMT
From https:
The EastEnders star Danny Dyer said it is a 'f***ing travesty' the ex leader can just 'slip off' while the UK is bitterly divided.


Stella McCartney shares photo of her 'kick ass dad' Paul with Ronnie and Ringo
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:50:31 GMT
From https:
He invited fellow Beatle Ringo Starr and Rolling Stones legend Ronnie Wood to perform on stage with him on Sunday.


Listen to the aperfect Christmas songa created by AI
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:46:02 GMT
From https:
Researchers from Made by AI trained a neural network by inputting one hundred Christmas tunes in the form of Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) files.


Spanish cyclist suffering frostbite rescued after trying to ride across Siberia in -58F temperatures
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:45:00 GMT
From https:
Jose Andres Abian Pajares was discovered camped in a thin summer tent on a mountain pass during theA freezing conditions. He flew from Moscow to Magadan in Siberia earlier this month.


China's Muslim internment camps run like 'concentration camps', 'turn Uighurs into forced labour'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:43:42 GMT
From https:
There is mounting evidence to suggest that Muslim inmates are being forced to work atA various factories built inside or near the camps in Xinjiang after 'graduating' from the facilities, reports claim.


Analysts anticipate large 'financial wipeout' as major hedge funds close or report losses
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:40:13 GMT
From https:
With recent news that several major hedge fund companies have been reporting negative returns, analysts anticipate that hundreds of funds could be eliminated by the end of 2019.


'Diary' written by 'tourist who visited Sex Island resort'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:38:40 GMT
From https:
A 'diary' supposedly written by a married dentist who attended an infamous Sex Island festival has emerged online - apparently written in between drug-fuelled romps.A


Irish police trawl DNA database to find mother of newborn found dead on a Dublin beach
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:32:02 GMT
From https:
The baby, named by gardai as Belle, was discovered partly buried by a volunteer cleaning Bell's Beach in Balbriggan, Dublin, on Saturday morning.


Respected school secretary who lost her job for slapping schoolboy has assault conviction overturned
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:21:30 GMT
From https:
Jane Farmer from Hampshire was previously found guilty of assault by beating and sentenced to 100 hours unpaid work after a trial at Southampton Magistrates Court, Hampshire.


Health campaigners try to stop Coca Cola's iconic Christmas truck from visiting
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:19:34 GMT
From https:
Authorities attempted to ban the red truck from stopping in Croydon, south London this weekend, accusing the drinks giant of promoting sugary drinks to children.


Losses at Victoria Beckham's luxury fashion label increased by APS2m to APS10.2m last year
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:18:39 GMT
From https:
The ex-Spice Girl'sA luxury clothing, glasses and accessories business recently celebrated its 10th anniversary - but losses have increased by APS2million in the past 12 months.


Sixteen-ton gritter lorry skidded and smashed into the side of a house
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:18:33 GMT
From https:
A sixteen-ton gritter lorry skidded and smashed into the side of a new-build house this morning as it treated an icy Chester Road in Helsby, Cheshire.


Boy, 8, dies in his bunk bed after breaking his skull in bike accident
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:12:13 GMT
From https:
Leo Burton was performing 'figures of eight' with his older sister on their bikes when he came off and smacked his head on the concrete ground in Gosport, Hampshire, an inquest heard.


RICHARD KAY: Is Meghan Duchess Difficult or just defiantly different
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:11:41 GMT
From https:
Scarcely a week goes by without the Duke and Duchess of Sussex kicking over the royal traces. But then step by elegant step the former Meghan Markle is ripping up the royal rules.


Quick-thinking driver plucks child out of the path of fast-moving cars
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:08:34 GMT
From https:
A dashcam clip captures the toddler as it sits on the side of the road near Laurel Glen Park in Tustin, California. But as the motorist approaches, the child dashes into the middle of the road.


Netflix is testing an instant-replay feature that lets you rewatch crucial scenes
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:07:50 GMT
From https:
Netflix, based in California, has trialled a new feature which provides an instant-replay of crucial scenes but users have ridiculed the feature and begged for its removal.


Dinosaur footprints from more than 100 MILLION years ago have been uncovered in the UKA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:07:22 GMT
From https:
Researchers identified these historical findings between 2014 and 2018 following periods of coastal erosion along the cliffs near Hastings, East Sussex.


Endangered elephant suffocates to death on farmer's fence in India
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:06:04 GMT
From https:
Heartbreaking footage captured inA the Nagarhole National Park in southern India's Karnataka State shows the enormous animal being wrenched free by locals after it became stuck and died.


Two elderly patients attacked by another with schizophrenia
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:05:26 GMT
From https:
Ken Godward, 76, (pic) and Roger Lamb, 79, passed away after being beaten by Harry Bosomworth, 70, who had schizophrenia, at St James's University Hospital in Leeds in 2015.


Minicab driver, 32, lost an EYE when a 'drunk passenger hit him with her stiletto'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:05:24 GMT
From https:
Afaq Iftikhar, 32, was left with life-changing injuries after allegedlyA being set upon by the woman and her friends after asking them to leave hisA cab near the Bullring in Birmingham.


How Sandals 'tried to cover up drugging, rape and sexual assaults of teen, two brides and others
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:04:23 GMT
From https:
Sandals Resort launched campaigns to silence visitors who were drugged, raped andA sexual assaulted at their Jamaican properties, according to an explosive new expose.


Grandmother, 83, died when she slipped on 'Bag For Life' at Poundland and face-planted on the floor
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:00:53 GMT
From https:
Mary Martin, 83, (pictured) tripped on the plastic bag in the discount store, in Queenborough, in Kent, and fell over, landing on her face, but passed away 12 hours later.


Footage of woman trying to fill up her electric car with a gas station nozzle goes viralA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:53:25 GMT
From https:
The footage was shot by a group of friends behind her in a gas station in the US. At one point, the woman finds the electrical charging port and begins to try to insert the fuel pump into it.


SEVENTEEN separate investigations are targeting Trump and associates
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:55:59 GMT
From https:
President Trump's company, business associates, family members, charity foundation, inauguration, are all being probed by a wealth of investigations.


Trump accuses Democrats of not caring about aboarder security'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:53:54 GMT
From https:
Trump needled Democrats on Monday as parts of the government were set to be closed on Friday and an expected 350,000 federal workers furloughed over the Christmas holiday over the border wall dispute.


'Trump changing this country!' African American family's black inflatable Santa decoration slashed
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:52:40 GMT
From https:
A black family in Oregon who decorated their front law with an eight-foot-tall inflatable black Santa woke up to find their jolly ornament deflated after it had been slashed several times.


Former model details eight-year affair with Woody Allen and drug-fuelled threesomes with Mia FarrowA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:52:02 GMT
From https:
Babi Christina Engelhardt says that she was a 16-years-old high school student when she began dating Allen, and that she actually made the first move by giving the director her number.


Green Beret's wife defends her husband accused of murdering Afghan bomb maker
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:51:14 GMT
From https:
Major Matt Golsteyn's wife, Julie, went on Fox & Friends Weekend Sunday, saying that the charge of premeditated murder against the Green Beret is 'disgusting' and 'almost laughable.'


Ashram where the Beatles wrote the White Album and came to meditate lies overgrown
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:49:29 GMT
From https:
Some of the buildings are crumbling and parts of the grounds are overgrown at the retreat on the eastern bank of the Ganges river in Rishikesh, far northern India.


Missouri poacher ordered to repeatedly watch 'Bambi'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:48:19 GMT
From https:
A Missouri judge has ordered David Berry Jr (pictured) to watch the movie Bambi at least once a month during his year-long jail sentence. Berry will start watching the movie on December 23.


Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and executives for looting sovereign fund
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:45:27 GMT
From https:
Attorney General Tommy Thomas said the government is seeking several billion dollars in fines from Goldman Sachs, Roger Ng Chong Hwa and Tim Leissner on Monday.


Oribe Canales, the legendary hairstylist who worked with Jennifer Lopez died at age 62
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:44:14 GMT
From https:
Legendary Cuban-born American hairstylist Oribe, who worked with actresses and models for decades, died at the age of 62. He passed on Monday morning, according to his friend Mary Greenwell.


Footage shows moment a crazed Florida woman hurls a large rock and shouts obscenities at officers
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:44:03 GMT
From https:
Footage shows a woman hurling a rock and shouting obscenities at officers in Florida before they use pepper-spray to subdue and arrest her. They had been responding to Jessica Blick's 911 call.


Pete Davidson REFUSED to see Ariana Grande when she rushed to his side after his chilling note
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:37:50 GMT
From https:
He didn't want to see his ex. Pete Davidson refused to see Ariana Grande when she arrived to the Saturday Night Live studio after he posted he did not to be 'on this earth anymore'.


'Tunnelbot' will search for life on Jupiter's moon Europa by drilling to a hidden ocean
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:32:46 GMT
From https:
Dr Dombard and his colleagues presented a possible solution to this problem at the American Geophysical Union meeting in Washington, DC, this week.


Robot bursts into flames on a university campus in San Francisco as it dropped off a take away
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:31:29 GMT
From https:
A 30-second clip shows the robot consumed by flames in the middle of the University of California, Berkeley campus. The firm later said the issue stemmed from a faulty battery in the device.


New Muhammad Ali exhibition in Beverly Hills tells story of his life
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:30:58 GMT
From https:
The exhibition titled Muhammad Ali: The Greatest of All Time depicts Ali's life, from his early years to his dedication to the civil rights movement and his brave health battles.


Gay Singaporean man wins right to adopt surrogate son
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:29:12 GMT
From https:
The man, a 46-year-old pathologist who has not been identified,A found a surrogate in the United States who agreed to carry his child for $200,000 as the practice is banned in Singapore.


Michael Flynn's business partners arrested over 'illegal lobbying plot'A
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:27:04 GMT
From https:
Two ex-business associates of President Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn have been indicated by special counsel Robert Mueller as a result of his Russia investigation.A


Knicks' owner Dolan willing to sell franchise
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:24:09 GMT
From https:
Already committed to selling the WNBA's New York Liberty, New York Knicks and Rangers owner James Dolan said he would listen if bidders wanted to make a run at his NBA and NHL teams.


Father of girl, 7, who died in US custody 'may not have understood the forms used by Border Patrol'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:23:49 GMT
From https:
The death of Jakelin Caal (pictured) highlights the communication challenges along the U.S.-Mexico border as agents come in contact with ever more migrants who don't speak English or Spanish.


Locked away, forgotten: Muslim Uighur wives of...
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:23:06 GMT
From https:
The Chinese spouse of scores of Pakistani businessmen have allegedly been taken by authorities in their homeland of Xinjiang and taken into internment camps to be 're-educated'.


'farout' dwarf planet is most-distant solar system object ever observed
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:18:39 GMT
From https:
Nicknamed 'Farout', the new object was announced by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center and has been given the provisional designation 2018 VG18.


Mayor found buried at Mexican ranch belonging to local businessman she allegedly had affair with
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:18:21 GMT
From https:
Olga Kobel's remains were found buried in the ranch of David Olivo on Sunday. Authorities reported that Olivo shot the missing Mexican mayor of the over a breached contract last Monday.


Facebook throws annual holiday party for employees after year of data leaks and fake news scandals
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:17:46 GMT
From https:
The Menlo Park-based social network threw a two-day bash at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, which was reportedly attended by COO Sheryl Sandberg.


Tree surgeon takes a tumble after his attempt at cutting off a large branch goes VERY wrong
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:16:45 GMT
From https:
The tree surgeon, who isn't wearing a hard hat, carefully climbs up the ladder with a chainsaw. However as the branch falls to the floor the top tilts to the side and sends him flying into a hedge.


Making a Murderer lawyer to file bombshellA documents to prove Avery's innocence
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:15:57 GMT
From https:
Steven Avery's lawyer Kathleen Zellner, 61, will file a 22,000-page document to the appellate court by Thursday in an attempt to clear the Making a Murderer star's name.


Germany to compensate hundreds who fled Nazis as children
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:08:51 GMT
From https:
The government has agreed to pay those still living among the 10,000 people who fled Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport to the UK in the nine months before WWII broke out.


The human face of Trump's travel ban: Mom of dying boy trapped in Egypt
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:06:06 GMT
From https:
Abdullah Hassan, a US citizen, was born in Yemen with a rare brain condition and is now on life support inA UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, California.


Sweden's Icehotel opens for its 29th annual winter seasonA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:04:16 GMT
From https:
Each year since 1989, the Icehotel has been built and rebuilt in the village of Jukkasjarvi, 200km (125 miles) north of the Arctic Circle and next to the shores of the Torne River.


Thief steals more than APS7,000 in cash as he passes through airport security
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:03:59 GMT
From https:
CCTV footage captured the thief as he approached two security scanners at the Fiumicino airport in Rome. Another passenger, standing ahead of him, had placed two envelopes of cash on a yellow tray.


Comey on Capitol Hill for round two of questions after new details emerge about Michael Flynn
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:52:27 GMT
From https:
Former FBI Director James Comey arrived on Capitol Hill Monday for round two of questions with lawmakers as new details emerged about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.


Enchanting black-and-white images capture the beauty and elegance of Venice
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:51:43 GMT
From https:
New book Dream of Venice in Black and White contains a stunning portfolio of images of the Italian city that have a rare power and elegance.


Man charged attempted murder after attacking sheriff's deputy with baseball bat smashing red lightA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:50:12 GMT
From https:
A man who was attacking a red light camera with a baseball bat in San Diego and then taking the bat and striking a sheriff's deputy is now facing an attempted murder charge.A


HQ Trivia founder Colin Kroll lost investors because of HR accusations
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:49:53 GMT
From https:
Colin Kroll, 34, was found face down in one of the two bedrooms in his Soho apartment on Sunday. Cocaine and heroin were reportedly found at the scene and he was face down in a bedroom.


Park in Mexico offers an 'immigrant experience' where visitors reenact a U.S border crossing
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:46:13 GMT
From https:
Parque EcoAlberto in El Alberto, Mexico, advertises the unusual experience via its website and participants are warned they should be in good physical condition.


Listen to the aperfect Christmas songa created by AI
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:46:02 GMT
From https:
Researchers from Made by AI trained a neural network by inputting one hundred Christmas tunes in the form of Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) files.


Spanish cyclist suffering frostbite rescued after trying to ride across Siberia in -58F temperatures
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:45:00 GMT
From https:
Jose Andres Abian Pajares was discovered camped in a thin summer tent on a mountain pass during theA freezing conditions. He flew from Moscow to Magadan in Siberia earlier this month.


China's Muslim internment camps run like 'concentration camps', 'turn Uighurs into forced labour'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:43:42 GMT
From https:
There is mounting evidence to suggest that Muslim inmates are being forced to work atA various factories built inside or near the camps in Xinjiang after 'graduating' from the facilities, reports claim.


Analysts anticipate large 'financial wipeout' as major hedge funds close or report losses
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:40:13 GMT
From https:
With recent news that several major hedge fund companies have been reporting negative returns, analysts anticipate that hundreds of funds could be eliminated by the end of 2019.


'Diary' written by 'tourist who visited Sex Island resort'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:38:40 GMT
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A 'diary' supposedly written by a married dentist who attended an infamous Sex Island festival has emerged online - apparently written in between drug-fuelled romps.A


Miss Philippines wins Miss Universe after Miss USA caused controversy with ignorant remarks
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:34:32 GMT
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Miss Philippines Catriona Gray was crowned Miss Universe on Monday after a competition marred by comments made by Miss USA over the English language skills of other contestants.


Wicked Tuna star William 'Willbilly' Hathaway has died at age 36 from a car accident in Maryland
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:33:08 GMT
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William 'Willbilly' Hathaway died at the age of 36, it was revealed on Monday. The TV star was in a car accident on Saturday inA Salisbury, Maryland where he was rushed to a local hospital.


Award-winning Johns Hopkins doctor, 35, is killed in horrifying hit-and-run
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:28:08 GMT
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Award-winning Johns Hopkins rheumatologist, Nadia Dominique Morgan (inset), 35, was killed Saturday night in a hit-and-run crash (main) involving three vehicles in Maryland.


First private Israeli lunar mission will launch in...
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:26:10 GMT
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The craft, called Beresheet, Hebrew for Genesis, is shaped like a round table with four carbon-fibre legs, stands about 1.5 meters tall and weighs 585 kg (1,290 lb) .


Pete Davidson and Machine Gun Kelly bond when leaving SNL
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:21:06 GMT
From https:
The Saturday Night Live star was seen giving a hand shake to Machine Gun Kelly when he left his SNL performance at 30 Rock in New York City on Saturday night. The singer has vowed to help.


Elton John superfan says she will be devastated when Rocket Man finally hangs up his microphone
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:17:35 GMT
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Lynn Kurtts, 59, from Alabama, US, has been attending the British megastar's gigs for over 40 years. She even delayed her honeymoon for one and has managed to meet the star four times.


On the 40th anniversary of John Wayne Gacy's arrest SIX of his victims have still to be identified
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:17:18 GMT
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John Wayne Gacy was arrested 40 years ago in a killing spree that claimed 33 victims. The bodies were found under the floor of his Chicago home. Four decades on, six have still not been identified.


RICHARD KAY: Is Meghan Duchess Difficult or just defiantly different
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:11:41 GMT
From https:
Scarcely a week goes by without the Duke and Duchess of Sussex kicking over the royal traces. But then step by elegant step the former Meghan Markle is ripping up the royal rules.


Quick-thinking driver plucks child out of the path of fast-moving cars
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:08:34 GMT
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A dashcam clip captures the toddler as it sits on the side of the road near Laurel Glen Park in Tustin, California. But as the motorist approaches, the child dashes into the middle of the road.


Netflix is testing an instant-replay feature that lets you rewatch crucial scenes
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:07:50 GMT
From https:
Netflix, based in California, has trialled a new feature which provides an instant-replay of crucial scenes but users have ridiculed the feature and begged for its removal.


Endangered elephant suffocates to death on farmer's fence in India
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:06:04 GMT
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Heartbreaking footage captured inA the Nagarhole National Park in southern India's Karnataka State shows the enormous animal being wrenched free by locals after it became stuck and died.


How Sandals 'tried to cover up drugging, rape and sexual assaults of teen, two brides and others
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:04:23 GMT
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Sandals Resort launched campaigns to silence visitors who were drugged, raped andA sexual assaulted at their Jamaican properties, according to an explosive new expose.


Stanford apologizes for 'inappropriate image' posted in locker room of the women's volleyball team
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:58:17 GMT
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The women's volleyball team at Stanford has come under fire for an 'inappropriate drawing' that showed the university's mascot pulling a gun on their rivals following their win over Nebraska.


YMCA Santa, 75, 'caught repeatedly assaulting and kissing' girl, three, at Wisconsin center
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:57:16 GMT
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BT Adams has been charged with two counts of first degree child sexual assault and a count of conspiracy to commit first degree child sexual assault at the YMCA in Oshkosh.


Footage of woman trying to fill up her electric car with a gas station nozzle goes viralA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:53:25 GMT
From https:
The footage was shot by a group of friends behind her in a gas station in the US. At one point, the woman finds the electrical charging port and begins to try to insert the fuel pump into it.


PIERS MORGAN: Donat be the Queen of Broken Hearts, Meghan - itas Christmas, call your Dad
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:50:06 GMT
From https:
This is the first Christmas that Thomas Markle hasnat received a card from his little girl and itas breaking his heart. I interviewed him today. He is not a bad man. He just wants to talk to his daughter


Mom in viral toddler tussle video says she went into defense mode
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:48:05 GMT
From https:
Jazmine Headley, 23, says she was 'so afraid' and went into 'defense mode' when her toddler was yanked from her arms by New York police in a viral video earlier this month.


aVicea biopic turns Dick Cheneyas public life into a dark comedy
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:39:25 -0500
From https:
Can someone please put Adam McKay in charge of all the biopics? Instead of the typical, dutiful slog through a life, the aBig Shorta director has a ball with his Dick Cheney profile, playing gleefully within the genre while, he attests, he and his crew still adid our fa-a-aking besta to hew to the essential...


Trucker saves dogs thrown out of moving vehicle onto highway
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:37:23 -0500
From https:
A pair of beagle mixes are on the mend after authorities say someone threw them out of a moving vehicle on a snowy New York highway. The dogs were rescued by a passing trucker, but one was so badly mangled that a front leg had to be amputated. New York State Police on Saturday asked...


Miners find 552-carat yellow diamond a the largest ever in North America
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:35:41 -0500
From https:
Just in time before you send your list to Santa, miners in the far reaches of Canada announced that they found a rough 552-carat yellow diamond, which is the largest diamond ever discovered in North America and the seventh-largest diamond ever found. The diamondaabout the size of a chicken egg a was discovered in October in Canada's...


Ramsa Marcus Peters confronts heckler in stands: aTalk that sat nowa
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:28:59 -0500
From https:
Marcus Peters finished with five tackles, but may have wanted a sixth. The Rams defensive back let a heckler get under his skin Sunday, during Los Angeles' 30-23 loss to the Eagles. The 25-year-old couldn't take it any more and went into the stands to challenge the smack-talker. "Where you from? Where you from, homie?"...


Having a second child does damage to parentsa mental health: study
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:08:47 -0500
From https:
When it comes to raising kids, having more may not make you merrier. A new study found that having a second child worsens parents' mental health. Researchers from The University of Melbourne combed through 16-years of data from the Household, Income and Labor Dynamics in Australia Survey. They found both parents showed improvements in mental health...


Yankees check in on Aaron Loup as they try to build bullpen
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:04:51 -0500
From https:
With Zach Britton and David Robertson free agents out of the bullpen, the Yankees have checked in on 30-year-old lefty Aaron Loup, according to an industry source. Loup split last season between Toronto and Philadelphia and finished with a career-worst 1.563 WHIP in a disappointing season in which he made 59 appearances. The Yankees are...


Earthas water supply is dwindling as adrought-like conditions become the new normala
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:57:44 -0500
From https:
Climate change is producing more rain, but the world's water supply is shrinking a and now scientists know why. Scientists have warned that global warming is drying out the planet's soil, which could create a world where "drought-like conditions become the new normal." A largest-ever study of global rainfall and rivers has revealed exactly why...


Celebrity hairstylist Oribe Canales dead at 62
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:56:35 -0500
From https:
The legendary Cuban-born artist was 62 years old.


TLC is latest proof Becky Lynch, women have taken over WWE
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:56:12 -0500
From https:
The womenas evolution in WWE has entered its next phase: solidifying itself as main-event level. There has been no drop-off since Evolution in August, and TLC was even more evidence a through all the womenas matches a that the division is moving full steam ahead to being the main event at WrestleMania 35. The women...


Bees can now sport tiny abackpacksa in the name of science
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:24:37 -0500
From https:
Wearables are all the rage for us humans, delivering all kinds of useful information about our bodies and surroundings. Now, scientists from the University of Washington have developed a wearable system for a much, much smaller creature. Engineers from the university created tiny sensor-packed abackpacksa for bumblebees. As you might have guessed, the devices donat...


Union demands de Blasio reinstate officers who ripped baby from momas arms
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:21:55 -0500
From https:
The head of the union that represents two Human Resources Administration officers suspended after the video-recorded wrestling of a baby from its mother demanded on Monday that Mayor Bill de Blasio reinstate them and apologize for making them his "sacrificial lambs." Teamsters Local 237 President Gregory Floyd has blasted Hizzoner repeatedly in the wake of...


Port Authority to change anightmarea holiday decorations over Holland Tunnel
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:19:55 -0500
From https:
The Port Authority will change the holiday decorations over the Holland Tunnel that drivers complained was a Christmastime nightmare for people with OCD -- following a public vote, sources told The Post on Monday. It's been five days since the agency launched a poll in response to a Change.org petition started by a driver who...


Merriam-Webster Dictionaryas word of the year is ajusticea
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:16:31 -0500
From https:
The scales have tipped in favor of Merriam-Websteras word of the year -- ajustice.a The multi-use noun was the most looked-up word on the dictionary publisheras website in 2018, the company announced Monday. Merriam-Webster noted that its annual selection was driven, in part, by the slew of news stories involving the Department of Justice amid...


John Elwayas spoiled plan to bring Mike Shanahan back to Broncos
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:14:12 -0500
From https:
John Elway is dreaming of better times. The Hall of Fame quarterback and Denver general manager had secret meetings with former coach Mike Shanahan about possibly replacing struggling coach Vance Joseph, according to an explosive report that surfaced just after Joseph's latest blunder in Saturday's loss to the Browns. Elway and Shanahan had met a year...


Yankees donat get first crack at Manny Machado as hunt starts
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:13:52 -0500
From https:
Manny Machadoas free-agency tour has reportedly begun, with Machado visiting the White Sox on Monday, according to USA Today. It would be the first of several likely stops for the 26-year-old, who is set to talk to the Yankees in New York on Wednesday, according to The Postas George A. King III. He also reportedly...


Businessman who left his injured and bleeding lover to die is jailed
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:01:39 GMT
From https:
John Broadhurst dialled 999 from his then home in Kinver, West Midlands, informing the operator he had found his partner Natalie Connolly (pictured) 'dead as a doughnut' at the bottom of the stairs.


Park in Mexico offers an 'immigrant experience' where visitors reenact a U.S border crossing
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:46:13 GMT
From https:
Parque EcoAlberto in El Alberto, Mexico, advertises the unusual experience via its website and participants are warned they should be in good physical condition.


Analysts anticipate large 'financial wipeout' as major hedge funds close or report losses
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:40:13 GMT
From https:
With recent news that several major hedge fund companies have been reporting negative returns, analysts anticipate that hundreds of funds could be eliminated by the end of 2019.


Netflix is testing an instant-replay feature that lets you rewatch crucial scenes
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:07:50 GMT
From https:
Netflix, based in California, has trialled a new feature which provides an instant-replay of crucial scenes but users have ridiculed the feature and begged for its removal.


Shopworker pleads guilty to murdering his ex wife and her mother in Solihull
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:02:16 GMT
From https:
Janbaz Tarin, 21 (mugshot pictured) admitted the double murder of Raneem Oudeh, 22, and her mother Khaola Saleen, 49, at Birmingham Crown Court today.


PIERS MORGAN: Donat be the Queen of Broken Hearts, Meghan - itas Christmas, call your Dad
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:50:06 GMT
From https:
This is the first Christmas that Thomas Markle hasnat received a card from his little girl and itas breaking his heart. I interviewed him today. He is not a bad man. He just wants to talk to his daughter


Meghan Markleas father Thomas texts every day but his 'controlling' daughter never replies
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:29:37 GMT
From https:
Thomas Markle appeared on Good Morning Britain and said he hoped the Queen will intervene to heal the bitter rift between him, his pregnant daughter and the son-in-law he has never met.


Facebook throws annual holiday party for employees after year of data leaks and fake news scandals
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:00:22 GMT
From https:
The Menlo Park-based social network threw a two-day bash at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, which was reportedly attended by COO Sheryl Sandberg.


Trump accuses Democrats of not caring about aboarder security'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:59:32 GMT
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Trump needled Democrats on Monday as parts of the government were set to be closed on Friday and an expected 350,000 federal workers furloughed over the Christmas holiday over the border wall dispute.


More companies are turning to FOUR-DAY weeks around the world
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:58:48 GMT
From https:
Companies who have cut their working week by a day have found that it resulted it higher productivity and more motivated employees.


Man, 32, hit with murder charge after police discover his blood soaked vehicle
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:15:24 GMT
From https:
Investigating police will allege the body, found by a member of the public, is one of two Afghan men seen travelling in a Holden wagon in close proximity to the Eyre Highway, in South Australia's far west.


Police operation at Sydney Airport after TigerAir flight is forced into landing
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:13:43 GMT
From https:
A security threat on TigerAir flight TT271 to Melbourne has forced the plane to return to Sydney Airport.


Rebecca Judd shows off her incredible bikini body on a luxury holiday in Dubai with her family
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:00:42 GMT
From https:
Looking at Rebecca Judd, you'd never guess the 35-year-old TV presenter has four children.


Tinder scammer tricked online dates into giving her $11,000 with cancer lies is spared jailA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:56:03 GMT
From https:
Rebecca Gray was handed a suspended sentence at a Perth court despite pleading guilty to three counts of fraud after scamming the men out of $11,000 and lying about her deteriorating health.


Irish backpacker who stabbed her fiance to death breaks silence after being jailed for five yearsA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:54:30 GMT
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Cathrina 'Tina' Cahill, 27, pleaded guilty to manslaughter after it was downgraded from murder, for David Walsh's stabbing death at their home in Sydney's south-west in February 2017.


Hundreds of Christmas holidays ruined as online hotel site folds without refunding a cent
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:53:45 GMT
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Thousands of families have been left out of pocket coming into Christmas after a hotel booking website shut down with no notice.A


Claims Jacqui Lambie set to join the cast of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:53:18 GMT
From https:
She has made her mark in the political jungle, but now it seemsA Jacqui Lambie is heading into the South African jungle.A


Michael Schumacher: 5 years on from F1 legend's life-changing accident
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:43:43 GMT
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SPECIAL REPORT BY JONATHAN MCEVOY: It is a bright winteras day and next to nothing stirs outside the APS50million mansion in which Michael Schumacher is hidden from the world.


Naked activists covered in fake blood protest fur industry in Barcelona
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:42:30 GMT
From https:
Dozens of activists lay naked and motionless in the busy Plaza Catalunya square, one of Barcelona's main tourism destinations, beside a sign reading 'How many lives just for a coat?'.


How Jetstar, Tigerair, Qanta and Virgin will be banned from saying flights are 'non-refundable'A
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:42:04 GMT
From https:
Australia's leading airlines will be banned from saying their flights are 'non-refundable' in a shake-up designed to protect consumers.


Former nurse loses everything after pawn shop staff uncover terrible secret on two hocked computers
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:38:21 GMT
From https:
A nurse lost his job, wife and house after his dark secret became public news.


Pedestrians rush to grab money 'falling from the sky' in Hong Kong
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:18:58 GMT
From https:
Video shows thousands of HK$100 (APS10) notes fluttering to the ground after being tossed from the top of a residential building in Sham Shui Po district, sending bystanders into a frenzy.


Vile tactics used by Australian Tax Office scammers to steal millions from innocent AustraliansA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:12:37 GMT
From https:
From foul-mouthed tirades to disgusting threats, scammers claiming to be from the Australian Taxation Office are going to desperate lengths in their attempts to con vulnerable Australians.


Ricki-Lee Coulter reveals her unusual day on a plate after her 30kg weight loss
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:11:17 GMT
From https:
She lost an incredible 30kg and dropped from a size 14 to an eight after embarking on a fitness and health crusade eight years ago.


Housewife's eight fingers 'decay' and turn BLACK after she left a cut untreatedA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:06:38 GMT
From https:
Ms Zhang from Wuhan, China, reportedly cut her left ring finger by accident while doing housework. She didn't pay attention to the cut. But two days later, the area around her cut turned black.


Edinburgh woman has Mrs Wilson style bigamist husband from USA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:40:38 GMT
From https:
Mary Turner Thomson, 53, of Edinburgh believed her American husbandA William Allen Jordan was a CIA agent on a secondment to Britain for MI5. But in 2006 she got a call from another Mrs Jordan.


Trump pushes Democrats to work with him on new health care overhaul with Obamacare in limbo
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:37:16 GMT
From https:
Trump said he wants to work with Democrats to pass a new law that would replace the one that Republicans attempted to gut last year with a tax overhaul bill.


Two men drown while another remains missing in the surf as three teens are pulled from the water
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:34:52 GMT
From https:
A group of six people started to struggle in the surf at Moonee Beach in New South Wales' Mid Coast on Monday evening and three teenagers were rushed to hospital.


Orange is the New Black star Yael Stone says she struggled with working with Geoffrey Rush
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:27:27 GMT
From https:
Australian actress Yael Stone claims Geoffrey Rush sent her flirtatious texts. In an interview with ABC's 7.30 saying she was told to 'just deal with the situation' because Rush is a 'powerful person'.


Woman charged with murder over death of a four-month-old baby girl after being rushed to hospital
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:23:06 GMT
From https:
The four-month-old was taken to Logan Hospital in Queensland with critical injuries. She was then transferred to Queensland Children's Hospital in a critical condition but died on November 20.


Motoring charges against Conor McGregor are dismissed in court
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:43:49 GMT
From https:
The former world champion mixed martial artist was accused of driving without insurance or a licence when he was stopped by gardai in Grove Road, Dublin, on July 10 earlier this year.


Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough join James Packer and girlfriend Kylie Lim on Apsen honeymoon
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:01:42 GMT
From https:
Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough are enjoying their honeymoon in Aspen.A


Nigella Lawson tells US TV networks not to airbrush her stomach
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:53:16 GMT
From https:
The celebrity chef has criticised US TV networks that try to make her look slimmer, revealing she had to tell them not to edit out her asticking-out stomacha.


Boy, 3, killed after his father lost control of ute in a huge storm and crashed into a boulderA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:51:37 GMT
From https:
A close-knit community in rural New South Wales has rallied around the heartbroken parents of a little boy killed in a tragic accident near Tamworth in north-eastern NSW on Sunday afternoon.


String of stockings is a warning about one of Australia's deadliest problems
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:40:53 GMT
From https:
On Monday, 91 Christmas stockings were hung in a part overlooking Sydney Harbour but what at first glance seems like festive cheer hides a dark message.


Ukrainian boy killed when homemade parachute fails to open
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:36:16 GMT
From https:
Horrifying footage shows Bogdan Firsov falling from the 14-storey building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Makiivka.


Standing Ovation for Billy Monger as he walks to collect SPOTY award
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:29:34 GMT
From https:
Billy Monger, 19, won tonight's Helen Rollason award for triumph over adversity. He had both legs amputated at 17 following a horror Formula 4 crash last year - but is already racing again.


Gun deaths in the US rise to the highest level for almost 40 years
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:26:57 GMT
From https:
According to theA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's WONDER database there wereA 40,000 deaths in the United States from gunshot wounds last year alone.


$980,000 lotto jackpot is yet to be claimed after mystery customer buys winning ticketA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:21:19 GMT
From https:
Players are urged to check their tickets as one of the four division one winners from the December 15 cross lotto draw is yet to claim their prize, after purchasing the ticket at an Adelaide kiosk.


Sally Ruhl got her son to bury her fatheras body in their garden
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:15:45 GMT
From https:
Sally Ruhl, 57, had her father buried in the garden of the APS400,000 home she shared with him after he died in July 2017. All she told her sister Helen Ruhl, 53, was that their dad was 'in the garden'.


Melbourne woman charged over crash at former lover's home
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:02:39 GMT
From https:
Lauren Williamson allegedly slammed into a car parked in the driveway at her former lover's Banghoo Court home at Sydenham, Melbourne early Monday morning.


Man escapes man-eating shark by stabbing it in the head while mate tried to pull the animal off him
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:45:35 GMT
From https:
A man has narrowly escaped a run-in with a two metre shark off the New Zealand coast by stabbing the animal after it bit his leg while he was spearfishing.


Trump says he will 'review' the case of Green Beret facing murder charges
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:45:32 GMT
From https:
Major Matt Golsteyn was charged with premeditatedA murder on Friday afternoon. Trump said Golsteyn could now face the death penalty after he admitted to killing the man.


Kmart sex accused being kept at 'Australia's nastiest prison'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:29:34 GMT
From https:
The father-of-two accused of kidnapping a seven-year-old girl from Kmart and sexually assaulting her in bushland now calls 'Australia's nastiest prison' home.


Female sex monster forced teen to eat DOG food while partner soiled himself
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:23:15 GMT
From https:
A foster mum responsible for decades of vile abuse in Melbourne remains on the run from police six years after fleeing the country.A


Karl Stefanovic's son, 19, reveals what REALLY happened at the Today host's lavish wedding
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:16:19 GMT
From https:
Karl Stefanovic's teenage son has set the record straight on conflicting reports over whether he and his siblings attended their father's lavish MexicanA wedding.


Baby born prematurely the size of his father's watch has died in mother's arms seven months later
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:15:56 GMT
From https:
Lorcan Michael O'Brien was born weighing just 705 grams on May 13 2018 at Perth Children's Hospital where he was diagnosed with chronic lung disease.


McDonaldas worker found guilty of bashing lonely widower to death with statue of Virgin Mary
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:48:18 GMT
From https:
Katia Pyliotis was found guilty for the 2005 murder of Elia Abdelmessih (pictured), who was found in his East Kew home with his face submerged in a bowl of bloodied liquid.


The secret Woolworths Christmas promotion you probably never knew existed
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:26:43 GMT
From https:
Supermarket giant Woolworths are getting into the festive spirit with a very generous nationwide promotion.


Orphan adopted from Russia at two returns 24 years later to give the children Christmas presents
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:19:59 GMT
From https:
An orphan who was adopted from Russia when he was two years old has returned 24 years later to the same orphanage to give Christmas presents to the children.


Man ordered to build replica of San Francisco landmark home
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:15:42 GMT
From https:
The SF Planning Commission voted unanimouslyA to order the man to rebuild it. The Largent Home was one of only five in San Francisco designed by Austrian architect Richard Neutra.


Nationals MP Andrew Broad forced to resign over claims he texted a aSugar Babya 20 years his junior
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:15:00 GMT
From https:
Nationals MP Andrew Broad has resigned from his position as Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister after shock allegations he was having an affair with a woman 20 years his junior.


Controversial changes in junior rugby league are met with widespread backlash from parents
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:05:26 GMT
From https:
Controversial new changes being proposed for Australian junior rugby league which would see grand final matches and tackling abolished for juniors has been met with widespread criticism.


Mysterious thick fog descends on Sydney's Bondi Beach on a scorching and humid 28C day
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:53:37 GMT
From https:
A mysterious fog has descended on Sydney's Bondi Beach, covering the stretch's famed shoreline and leaving beach goers alarmed by the weather phenomenon.


From Sophie Monk to Elle Macpherson: Celebrity plastic surgery secrets REVEALEDA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:44:06 GMT
From https:
It seems that Australia's brightest stars never seem to age.


Kind couple adopt seven siblings who spent years in foster care
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:48:20 +0000
From https:
Terri and Michael Hawthorn adopted seven siblings right before Christmas. The Hawthorns have been foster parents for years, but adopted their first children this year.


Jeremy Corbyn tables motion of no confidence in Theresa May
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:04:38 +0000
From https:
The Labour leader says the 'meaningful vote' should not be delayed until January.


Judge sentences poacher to repeatedly watch Bambi for illegally killing hundreds of deer
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:51:00 +0000
From https:
David Berry Jr has been sentenced to watch the Disney classic at least once a month during his year-long prison sentence.


Pensioner facing jail for accusing primary school parents of Satanic abuse
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:44:49 +0000
From https:
Sabine McNeill sparked a police investigation into the alleged cult, which did not exist.


Mum gives birth on roadside after hitting a pothole
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:24:48 +0000
From https:
Aimee Young, 25, started experiencing contractions at home so headed towards Ninewells Hospital with her mother and aunt.


Militant vegans target the turkey aisle in Waitrose
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:22:50 +0000
From https:
They told customers: 'You can't shop in peace when you are buying death'.


Sailor afilmed wife putting noose around their babyas neck and yanking him into the aira
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:22:26 +0000
From https:
Navy man Jonathan Harrell is said to have stood filming as wife Latoya tied the makeshift noose around their seven month-old son's neck, before lifting him into the air by holding on to the end of it


British dad found dead in Thai ared light districta just hours after arriving
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:15:17 +0000
From https:
Luke Ramage was allegedly covered in bruises on his shoulders and legs when his body was discovered by a receptionist at the Bavana Hotel.A


Busy Cardiff shopping street evacuated over incident at hotel
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:09:36 +0000
From https:
Dozens of shops and businesses were emptied out, with hundreds of shoppers told to leave the area.


Pets at Home groomer sliced off chunk of dogas tongue while trimming fur
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:07:08 +0000
From https:
The 20-month-old cockapoo was left needing stitches.


Man jailed for life for murdering wife after she found out he had another family
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:05:04 +0000
From https:
Janbaz Tarin stabbed his wife and her mother to death after dumped him.


aMom texted pictures of herself sexually abusing boy, 4, to boyfrienda
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:48:31 +0000
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Krystal Sanspree and Corey Ashton Steele were arrested after police say they discovered Sanspree was sending pictures of herself performing sex acts on a four-year-old boy to Steele in Foley, Alabama.


Dad killed one son to save the other after pool game turned violent
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:47:19 +0000
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John Maloney was forced to kill his eldest son Joseph to stop him from throttling his other son James to death


Was that a sheep in Parliament? Heckling gets out of control in Brexit statement
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:44:57 +0000
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An extremely odd noise was heard in the chamber during Theresa May's statement on Brexit.A


Mother sues ex to try and find out if he killed toddler who vanished without trace seven years ago
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:42:46 +0000
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Trista Reynolds wants to try and hold her ex responsible for the disappearance of their daughter Ayla Reynolds while in his care. He claims she was abducted but police have found no evidence to back up this claim


Mum and two children acould have died after Christmas tree caught firea
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:18:55 +0000
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Fire investigators are now at the family home in Nottinghamshire where a mother and two children were killed.


3D-printed head dupes smartphones into unlocking themselves
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:05:27 +0000
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Apart from Apple and Microsoft, they weren't fooled


Mum who burned and drowned daughter, 4, found not guilty by reason of insanity
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:04:27 +0000
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Carly Ann Harris has been sentenced to an indefinite hospital order.


MPs will vote on Brexit deal after debates from January 7
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:54:57 +0000
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Jeremy Corbyn accused the prime minister of 'cynically running down the clock' so we were left with only two options: 'her deal or no deal'.


New blow for struggling High Street retailers as Christmas crowds fail to show
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:50:27 +0000
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Itas not been a happy year for High Street retailers


Priest confronted by dad for using funeral sermon to criticize boy, 18, for killing himself
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:35:13 +0000
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Jeffrey Hullibarger walked up to the pupit and asked Father Don LaCuesta 'Father, please stop,' during the distressing funeral service for his 18 year-old son Maison


Jeremy Corbyn could be about to table motion of no confidence in Theresa May
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:29:12 +0000
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A Labour source says he has reportedly indicated the no confidence motion would be targeted at Theresa May personally - rather than the Government.


Severe weather warnings issued for heavy rain as towns prepare for flooding
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:20:50 +0000
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The wet weather continues!


Brexit is still split 52:48 (but now itas the other way round), huge new poll finds
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:15:28 +0000
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Just think of those glorious blue passports


Devoted husband, 90, throws Christmas party for ailing wife, 87, at her care home bed-side
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:09:09 +0000
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Don West dressed as Santa Claus to throw a special bed-side party for his wife Jackie, who can no longer walk, talk, or feed herself after a devastating stroke


Body found in hunt for mum who vanished after buying sonas Christmas presents
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:00:53 +0000
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Her husband said presents she had bought her sons for Christmas were found afterA she disappeared.A


Holocaust survivors who fled Nazi Germany as children to get compensation
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:42:56 +0000
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Each survivor will receive APS2,250, more than 80 years after the first evacuations began.


Husband murdered wife after she found out he had another secret family
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:35:00 +0000
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Janbaz Tarin's wife Raneem Oudeh dumped him after realising he had a second wife who was expecting their fourth child in Afghanistan.


Girl bullied because of severe overbite has life-changing surgery
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:34:04 +0000
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Jodie Bowers, 19, was added to a Facebook group chat with strangers who made fun of her jaw and doctored photos of her.


Teachers told me Iad never be an actor, says Spider-Man star Shameik Moore
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:31:50 +0000
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The star of the new Spider-Man movie has spoken out about the lack of support he received at school when he told teachers that he wanted to be an actor. Shameik Moore was speaking ahead of the worldwide release of the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. 'When I was in seventh grade my teacher [...]


Uhhh...
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:16:03 -0500
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28 Organization Products With Small Price Tags And Big Results
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:01:03 -0500
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So cheap, so satisfying.


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A Fan Hit Steve Carell While He Was Riding His Bike, So Ellen DeGeneres Gave Him A Special Gift
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:03:12 -0500
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"I am BeyoncA(c), always." - Michael Scott


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Michael Flynnas Business Partners Have Been Indicted On Foreign Influence Charges
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:56:23 -0500
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The indictment provides the most detailed account to date of Turkish efforts to persuade the US to extradite Fethullah Gulen, a longtime rival of Turkeyas president.


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The 14 Most Shocking Movie And TV Scenes Of 2018
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:21:43 -0500
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We laughed, we cried, we gasped a here are the moments we canat forget from Infinity War, Jane the Virgin, Widows, and more. Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS ahead.


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Write A Love Letter And We'll Give You a Classic Rom-Com To Watch
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:30:24 -0500
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"My dearest Meg Ryan..."


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40 Gorgeous Dresses That'll Be Perfect For New Year's Eve
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 04:29:43 -0500
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Because what's harder than coming up with NYE plans? Finding the perfect NYE dress.


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19 Kitchen Products That'll Make You Say "I Can't Believe I Don't Own This Already"
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 03:01:03 -0500
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No but really, HOW COME YOU DON'T OWN ALL OF THESE YET?!


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Russiaas aPropaganda Wara On US Social Media Is Ongoing, New Reports Say
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:47:17 -0500
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Outside researchers provide the deepest look yet at Russian efforts to influence American politics in reports released by the Senate Intelligence Committee Monday.


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We Can Guess Which Hogwarts House You're In Based On Which Celebs You Put On The Naughty And Nice Lists
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 05:54:54 -0500
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Have a happy Hufflepuff holiday.


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Only Someone Obsessed With Christmas Movies Can Get At Least 7/10 On This Quiz
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:34:39 -0500
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"Welcome to the party, pal!"


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Everyone's Personality Matches An Animal From The North Pole a Here's Yours
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:51:16 -0500
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You can't help but wonder.


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Can You Guess The Christmas Movie From The Crappy Drawing?
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:06:03 -0500
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Get ready to feel festive and also kinda confused.


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Ada Hegerberg Responds To The "Can You Twerk?" Question From The Night She Won The First Women's Ballon D'Or
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:45:32 -0500
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"What an incredible, beautiful moment. I will not let it be ruined by a stupid joke from a presenter."


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We Need To Talk About Young Sabrina In "Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina"
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:05:04 -0500
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Praise Satan for perfect casting!


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18 Tweets From 2018 That Are Guaranteed To Tug At Your Heart Strings
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:16:02 -0500
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Proof that not everything was trash this year.


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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Was Supposed To Change The World With "Lean In." So What Went Wrong?
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:51:53 -0500
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As Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg grapples with an ongoing parade of company scandals, the womenas movement she started is stagnant.


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ATTN! Urban Outfitters Is Having A Major Flash Sale Right Now
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:30:15 -0500
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Glasses for $2.50? Tees for $5? A suede jacket for $40 a that used to cost $259? It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood.


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40 Last Minute Gifts From Amazon That Seem More Thoughtful Than They Are
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:44:15 -0500
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Ah, my dear procrastinators. Come hither. I'm here to provide comfort in the form of gifts you will receive just in time for the holidays.


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Can We Guess Your Favorite Christmas Film Based On The Gifts You Buy And How You Wrap Them?
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 05:30:54 -0500
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All it takes is a quick trip to Target.


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Corbyn says Labour tabling motion of no confidence in May because Brexit vote delayed a Politics live
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:39:00 GMT
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Corbyn says he will table a motion saying the House has no confidence in the PM because of her failure to hold a meaningful vote immediately

. @jeremycorbyn has just announced that he is tabling a vote of no confidence in @theresa_may for refusing to bring forward the meaningful vote immediately. The Govt must now make time to debate this - if they donat itas clear they believe she does not retain confidence of HoC

BREAKING: With the risk of a no confidence vote in her leadership, we have forced the PM to bring her botched Brexit deal back to Parliament.

She wanted to waste time to create a false choice between her bad deal and no deal.
But we wonat let her. pic.twitter.com/4FFnqmOuUs

This is what Jeremy Corbyn said in his point of order at the end of Theresa Mayas statement.

Itas very clear that itas bad, unacceptable that we should be waiting almost a month before we have a meaningful vote on the crucial issue facing the future of this country.

The prime minister has obdurately refused to ensure a vote took place on the date she agreed, she refuses to allow a vote to take place this week and is now, I assume, thinking the vote will be on January 14 - almost a month away.

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Asos issues shock profit warning after November downturn
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:45:50 GMT
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Downturn for fashion retailer suggests high street malaise is spreading to online companies

Asos has issued an unexpected profit warning after a poor November, becoming the latest retailer to be hit by weak consumer confidence, increased discounting and unusually mild weather.

The downturn suggests the high street malaise is spreading to online retailers, with consumers worried about what Brexit will mean for their finances.

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US election meddling: Russia running 'active and ongoing' operations a live
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:43:47 GMT
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A doctor who helped draft Obamacare said heas anot particularly worrieda about a judgeas ruling striking down the landmark healthcare law, predicting it will be upheld by higher courts.

aIt was a silly ruling from the judge,a Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel told CNN, noting the Supreme Court has already ruled Obamacare is constitutional. aIam not particularly worried.a

A Democratic Congressman said Russian interference efforts swayed enough votes to change the outcome of the 2016 election.

aThereas no way that they didnat influence enough voters to turn the election for Donald Trump,a Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee said on CNN.

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Carol Vorderman and Liam Gallagher back campaign against trophy hunting
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:00:29 GMT
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Range of public figures from Jeremy Corbyn to Sue Perkins call for ban on imports

A group of public figures including Jeremy Corbyn, Zac Goldsmith, Sue Perkins and Carol Vorderman have joined forces to call for an urgent halt to imports from trophy hunters.

In a letter to the Guardian, the group, which also includes Piers Morgan, Liam Gallagher, Ed Sheeran and Joanna Lumley, condemns trophy hunting as acruel, immoral, archaic and unjustifiablea.

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Woman given hospital order after drowning daughter in bath
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:39:45 GMT
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Carly Ann Harris found not guilty of four-year-oldas murder by reason of insanity

A woman who drowned her four-year-old daughter and burned her body in what she saw as a religious sacrifice has been found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity and will be detained in hospital.

Carly Ann Harris, 38, drowned Amelia Brooke Harris in the bath at their home in south Wales after suffering a mental breakdown that led her to believe she was saving the world, Newport crown court heard.

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Father loses damages claim over forged IVF signature
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:52:09 GMT
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Man sought payout from clinic in London after his ex forged his consent for procedure

A father whose ex-partner forged his signature to conceive a daughter has lost a damages action against a London IVF clinic at the court of appeal.

The man, who can only be identified as ARB, sued IVF Hammersmith after his ex, R, was impregnated with a frozen egg fertilised by his sperm in October 2010, months after they had separated. He claimed compensation for the cost of the upkeep of the child.

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Netanyahuas son banned from Facebook over hate speech
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:59:29 GMT
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Yair Netanyahu, 27, barred for 24 hours for anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian comments

The son of the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been temporarily banned from Facebook after a series of anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian posts the social network said broke its rules on hate speech.

The company confirmed the ban after Yair Netanyahu, 27, claimed in a tweet on Sunday that Facebook had blocked him for 24 hours for posting criticism after it removed a post last week in which he called for revenge against athose monstersa following the fatal shooting of two Israeli soldiers by a Palestinian at a bus station in the West Bank.

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Masked vigilantes attack guards at Irish farmhouse after eviction
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:30:54 GMT
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Roscommon eviction clash evokes Irish land struggle of 1800s

Politicians and local residents have appealed for calm after masked vigilantes attacked security guards at an Irish farmhouse whose inhabitants had earlier been forcibly evicted at the behest of a bank.

Under cover of darkness early on Sunday, dozens of men, some masked and carrying baseball bats, sealed off a rural road in County Roscommon with bales of hay and approached the farmhouse in Falsk, near Strokestown, 85 miles west of Dublin.

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Law firm acknowledges role in sale of jet to dictator's son
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:36:20 GMT
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Clifford Chance issues statement after publication of allegations in Private Eye

One of the worldas leading law firms has been forced to address allegations that it advised on a deal for the son of Equatorial Guineaas dictator to purchase a $38m private jet.

Clifford Chance said it had not acted for TeodorAn Obiang in the deal to acquire the jet in 2006, but that it had advised a third party on the sale. It also said it advised Obiang personally when US law enforcement accused him of corruption and attempted to seize his assets in 2011. It said it would not accept him as a client today.

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Farout: astronomers identify most distant known object in solar system
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:33:26 GMT
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Provisionally named 2018 VG18, it is 120 times further away from the sun than Earth

A group of astronomers have identified the most distant object ever observed within our solar system.

Provisionally named 2018 VG18, but nicknamed Farout by its discoverers, the body is 120 times further away from the sun than Earth a a measurement known as an astronomical unit. The previous furthest known object was Eris, 96 astronomical units away.

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Going straight: the yakuza gangster who swapped the underworld for udon
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:00:09 GMT
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As crime syndicates lose their attraction, membership is falling and some are making a new life on the right side of the law

Takashi Nakamoto yells a friendly greeting from the kitchen when he spots a customer slide open the door to his restaurant, his face just visible through the steam rising from pots of stock and boiling water.

As he slices leeks and shakes the residual water from another batch of al dente udon noodles, it is easy to miss the most conspicuous physical reminder of Nakamotoas life before he opened his restaurant, Daruma-ya, in the gritty southwestern city of Kitakyushu in June last year.

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Nigella Lawson is a feminist goddess a her radical attitude to womenas bodies proves it | Chitra Ramaswamy
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:30:58 GMT
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The food writer has joined Jameela Jamil in criticising the aperniciousa practice of airbrushing, once again emphasising that life is for living and stomachs for filling

Nigella Lawson is a joyful and triumphant salve at all times of year, but the food writeras recipes and attitude to food are ripe for a Christmas binge. aTis the season, after all, of increased emotional labour for women and the absurd instruction, which is body-shaming trussed up as tradition, to consume thousands of calories in one dinner but diet frantically while beating oneself with kale for the rest of winter.

Fighting against all this self-denying nonsense is a cook who two decades ago announced herself to the world with the thrilling words: aI have nothing to declare but my greed.a Now Lawson has joined the airbrushing debate after Jameela Jamilas call for the practice to be put ain the bina. aIave had to tell American TV stations not to airbrush my sticking out stomach,a Lawson tweeted back to Jamil. aThe hatred of fat, and assumption that wead all be grateful to be airbrushed thinner, is pernicious.a

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Vice review a Christian Bale hilarious as toad-like VP Dick Cheney
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:00:42 GMT
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Bale brilliantly captures the former vice-presidentas bland magnificence in Adam McKayas entertainingly nihilist biopic

The former US vice-president, big oil nabob and waterboarding enthusiast Dick Cheney squats like a latex, inflated toad at the ear of power in this flashy political comedy from Adam McKay. Or perhaps itas truer to say that itas at Cheneyas massive ear where notional power squats in the form of former president George W Bush. This is due to a terrifically and in fact rather scarily plausible impersonation from Christian Bale, whose head has been enlarged to the size of a pale-pink bespectacled beach ball atop a shapeless, conservatively suited fleshmound.

Vice is always entertaining and nihilist, especially when it comes to Cheneyas relationship with his beloved daughter Mary Cheney (Alison Pill), an out gay woman and same-sex marriage campaigner. Cheneyas final treatment of her in this movie made me think of Citizen Kane setting fire to his childhood sled and saying he never liked winter-sports equipment named after flowers anyway. This film has had a surge of awards season love. Could it be that there is a surge of liberal nostalgia for a time when Republican bad guys, however horrible, were at least smart and rational people who had the good taste to stay out of the limelight personally, and you sort of knew where you stood with them?

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Itas no surprise Thomas Markle and his daughter Meghan are now estranged
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:22:16 GMT
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Criticising a woman for having boundaries is a great way to convince her to reinforce them

Thomas Markle has taken to the airwaves, again complaining to the worldas media about his acontrollinga daughter and marvelling, again, why on earth she might not want him in her life. Because nothing says aloving fathera more clearly than a man who denigrates his pregnant daughter on morning TV.

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has been remarkably dignified through her fatheras media rampage, which has now lasted six months, never complaining or explaining. But, of course, she doesnat need to: I think we are all getting a pretty clear view of what Meghanas childhood was like every time Thomas decides his need for attention outweighs his concern for his daughteras wellbeing and rings up Piers Morgan to complain about her some more.

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UN climate talks set stage for humanityas two most crucial years
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:00:48 GMT
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Decisions made from now to 2020 will determine to what extent Earth remains habitable

The mood was more one of relief than triumph on Sunday when the worldas governments eventually found common ground at the UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland.

This was not just because exhausted delegates were glad to go home after negotiations that dragged on 30 hours beyond the deadline. It also reflected the harder miles and tougher battles to come over the next two years if the planet is to remain habitable.

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After a year from hell, Facebook parties like it's 2017
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:13:47 GMT
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The network held its Christmas party at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco a but was there much to celebrate after a year of scandal?

Last weekend, Facebook hosted a lavish two-day Christmas party for employees. The event, held this year at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, had a winter village theme. It looked like a lovely time for all!

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Why did a little Guatemalan girl die after crossing the US border?
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:42:11 GMT
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The circumstances of Jakelin Caal Maquinas death are being seized upon as evidence both for and against the Trump administrationas hardline approach to immigration

After a final stretch on foot along a dirt road through high desert, a father and his young daughter crossed into the United States at the end of a 2,000-mile journey through Mexico.

It was after dark and they were part of a group of 163 people, apparently including dozens of unaccompanied children, who had made it to Antelope Wells, New Mexico, considered the most remote spot along Americaas entire southern border.

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'Peak stuff', interest rates and a dollop of Brexit have retailers worried
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:50:12 GMT
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The UK high street is suffering and now even online outlets are feeling the pinch

Take a high street in the throes of structural upheaval. Add a large dollop of Brexit uncertainty, a pinch of unusually warm weather and what do you get? The sort of dish that will turn the stomach of even the toughest retailer.

This is the crunch time for shops and online shopping outlets. Christmas is when consumers tend to spend more freely and many retailers make their profits. Last year, November and December accounted for more than 21% of all goods sold.

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2018: a terrible year for Facebook a podcast
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 03:00:57 GMT
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Facebook has been hit by a series of data, privacy and hate speech scandals this year. Alex Hern, the Guardianas UK tech editor, discusses how Mark Zuckerberg has responded. Plus the Guardian environment reporter Oliver Milman on returning to Paradise, California, after the deadliest fire in the stateas history

It has not been a good year for Facebook. The company has been hit by a series of scandals about data, privacy and hate speech. In March, the Guardian and Observer published the Cambridge Analytica Files, an investigation that revealed about 50 million US Facebook users had had their data harvested, largely without their knowledge or consent.

Alex Hern, the Guardianas UK tech editor, discusses how Mark Zuckerberg responded to the crisis, and the others that followed, including Facebookas involvement in human rights and environmental violations in Myanmar and its use of the PR firm Definers Public Affairs. Plus the Guardian environment reporter Oliver Milman returns to Paradise, California, and meets residents whose homes were destroyed by the deadliest fire in the stateas history.

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The Guardian view on the May deal: sinking not waving | Editorial
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:21:19 GMT
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If the asafety valvea of a parliamentary vote on the PMas Brexit deal is not opened then Britainas political system will reach an unmanageable level of polarisation

Theresa May has three objectives. The first is to remain prime minister. The second is to get a parliamentary majority for her withdrawal agreement made with the European Union. The third is to fulfil the first two objectives without splitting the Conservative party. She is unlikely to succeed. The reason rests with the principal opponents in her own party: those Tory MPs who want a second referendum and those who want a hard Brexit. Mrs May wanted both to act in their narrow self-interest rather than cooperating with each other by simultaneously rejecting her agreement. Her line had been that they must choose from among her deal, no deal, or no Brexit. However, the hardline Brexiters did not think her deal was enough to stop another referendum, while the supporters of another referendum in the Tory party did not see her deal as a way to stop the rightwing absolutists getting a no-deal outcome. Significantly, both wings of the Tory party condemned it as avassalagea. Mrs Mayas failure to win either of these factions to her side has been at the root of her parliamentary troubles.

Things will not improve with her procrastinations. Instead of peeling off internal opponents, she has hardened opposition. Despite claims to the contrary, Brussels has no reason to throw Mrs May a lifeline. Neither will the Labour party. Mrs May yearns for an opposition that would split in the way Labour did in the fractious politics of the early 1970s when Europe divided the left. If only, the prime minister and her allies thought, there were sizable numbers of Labour rebels a 69 rebelled in 1971 a who would back her on the principle of leaving the EU as the referendum of 2016 mandated. It is a sign of how deluded Mrs Mayas team were that they seriously weighed such a rebellion.

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Blair v May a the ringside seat absolutely none of us asked for | Hannah Jane Parkinson
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:16:21 GMT
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The former prime minister has been accused by the incumbent of attempting to subvert Brexit. Is there no respite?

In the latest instalment of can you absolutely not, we have brand new beef to digest. Tony Blair in the red corner, blood still oozing years later from his forays into the Middle East; and in the blue, Theresa May, covered in indigo bruising inflicted by her own colleagues. Truly, this is a ringside seat nobody wanted, like the stained front pew of a night bus.

Blair a who looks increasingly like a waxwork of himself a re-entered political life with the establishment of an institute to tackle the rise of populism. This past weekend he was in Brussels, and has talked of reversing Brexit as his new amissiona. Given that Blair holds no actual political post, this has the vibe of a kid with a toy steering wheel convinced heas driving (see also: Paul Gascoigne, Raoul Moat; John Terry changing into full kit after a Champions League final he did not play in).

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Rain Man made autistic people visible. But it also entrenched a myth | Karl Knights
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:07:03 GMT
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Thirty years on, the aautistic savanta portrayed by Dustin Hoffman still represents most peopleas idea of autism

After Rain Man was released on 16 December 1988, the whole world knew what aautistic savanta meant. Despite spending years in development hell, and test screenings fostering tepid and confused responses, Rain Man was a runaway success. It swept the Oscars, winning best picture, best original screenplay, best director and best actor for Dustin Hoffmanas portrayal of Raymond Babbitt.

Rain Manas influence on how autism is thought of culturally is incalculable. But an influence, however benign or well-intentioned, can become suffocating if allowed to flourish for too long. What was once liberating can become irritating and constricting: so 30 years after the filmas release, was it a blessing or a curse for the autistic community?

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Millennials are ditching DIY for ado it for mea? We should be cheering | Rhik Samadder
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:00:36 GMT
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Developments such as no-screw furniture and APS5 bulb fittings are being reported as evidence of an indolent generation. Since when was it bad to make life easier for everyone?

There is a new trend in DIY, known as ado it for mea. This embarrassing sign of the times includes basic maintenance services offered in-store, such as at Halfords, where customers can pay a tradesperson APS5 to change an indicator bulb. It also refers to innovations in self-assembly products, such as Ikeaas wedge dowels, which require no screws or tools. It is always reported in the press as a bad thing, even down to the horrible name. As if ado it yourselfa isnat the rudest phrase in the English language.

This is probably because the change caters to less practically skilled young people, who donat know how to put up shelves, or replace the oscillating mechanism of a spindle sander, because they are too preoccupied with emojis or working longer hours for less money or something. It is another way to bash millennials, who only know how to swipe, not screw. What a persecuted generation. When they boost the economy by creating jobs at Halfords, they are seen as lazy; when they make their own things, whether it is kefir or artisanal spoons or bad facial hair, these are derided for being affectations.

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Don't blame Jakelin Caal's death on her father. US policies did this | Brianna Rennix and Nathan Robinson
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:25:28 GMT
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The death of the seven-year-old Guatemalan girl in US border patrol custody demands a reckoning

There are still unknown facts about the death of Jakelin Caal, the seven-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in the custody of US border patrol. Jakelin became seriously ill while being bussed to a detention center located about 90 miles from the New Mexican desert where she and her father were picked up. US officials have blamed Jakelinas father, insisting that Jakelin had not had food or water for days when she arrived and that Jakelinas father signed a form asserting she was healthy when she arrived.

Jakelinas father has insisted that this is false a that his daughter had been eating and drinking, that they hadnat undertaken the kind of long desert crossing portrayed in the press, and that the form the US cites was in English, a language he does not speak.

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Britain does not need a second referendum a it needs a preferendum | David Van Reybrouck
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:59:54 GMT
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Offering a list of 30 proposals, rather than another yes/no vote, would grant citizens a more meaningful say on Brexit

Of course, there is much to be said for a second referendum. It is now clear that Britainas most colossal decision in a century was taken after a campaign marred by lies, personal ambition and possible Russian manipulation. Meanwhile, new facts have emerged about the cost and consequences of leaving. If the facts have changed, minds may have too, right?

Yet there are very good reasons not to go down this route, too. There is probably no better way to anger people than by suggesting that their first vote was OK, but not quite good enough. A referendum that welcomes any outcome, as long as it is ayesa, would be deeply problematic. How democratic is it to ask the public to revise their opinion until it satisfies the elite? A second referendum sounds like the best way to undermine trust even more, divide the nation even further and risk another dirty campaign.

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How the Guardian ranked the 100 best male footballers in the world 2018
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:02:44 GMT
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Mario Kempes, Zico and Nuno Gomes were part of a 225-strong voting panel as we compiled our list of the best male footballers on the planet

For our seventh male top 100 list we have assembled a voting panel of 225 judges from 69 countries, led by legendary players such as Zico, Mario Kempes and Nuno Gomes.

They are backed up by a global selection of coaches, broadcasters, reporters, correspondents and editors, as well as other former players such as Javier Zanetti, Tugay Kerimoglu and Eyal Berkovic.

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Englandas netballers set sights on new horizons after Spoty double
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:13:34 GMT
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English netball walked away with two BBC prizes but attention swiftly turned from celebrations to plans for the future

The day after the night before, and England Netball had already moved on from their unexpected triumph at the BBCas Sports Personality of the Year awards.

The Commonwealth gold medal-winning squad were named both Team of the Year and creators of the Greatest Moment of the Year, provoking scenes of celebration in the aisles at Birminghamas Resorts World Arena. The party did not last for long, though. Players were under strict instruction not to overdo the celebrations on Sunday night and, by Monday lunchtime, they were back at their training camp in Loughborough.

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Champions League: tie-by-tie analysis of the last-16 games
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:43:38 GMT
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Manchester City will be delighted with Schalke, while Manchester United face an ominous prospect in PSG

Try as he might, Txiki Begiristain found it hard to hide his delight. Although Cityas director of football said all the right things about Schalke representing a difficult hurdle to his sideas prospects of progressing to the last eight in the competition they covet most, a meeting with the team who are currently 13th in the Bundesliga is unlikely to raise much concern in the corridors of power at the Etihad Stadium. Dominico Tedescoas side finished five points behind Porto in a weak group and have lost eight times in the league this season, although Pep Guardiola will not underestimate their threat even if he did not lose to them in six meetings as Bayern Munich manager. The former Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb and Switzerland striker Breel Embolo are potential danger men as Leroy SanA(c) returns to his former club for the first time since joining City in 2016.

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Jacob Stockdale: aWe went after the All Blacks with confidencea
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:49:56 GMT
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The Ireland wing on his memorable try against New Zealand, his World Cup ambitions and talking to prisoners at Northern Irelandas highest security prison

Jacob Stockdale might be the deadliest finisher in European rugby but he reflects on his remarkable year with a light touch. The Ulster winger was the player of the tournament while setting a Six Nations record by scoring seven tries as Ireland sealed the grand slam. Stockdale also made the difference with the only try of the game when Ireland beat New Zealand last month to complete a year in which they could claim to be the best side in the world.

Stockdale has already told me about going into jail with his father, the chaplain at Maghaberry prison in Belfast, so he could talk to inmates who have been locked up after committing violent crimes. He has also confirmed his love for Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan and proved himself an assured 22-year-old who is different to many of his contemporaries. It is striking that, before we discuss his try against the All Blacks, Stockdale has a laugh about himself as he remembers missing the first time Ireland beat New Zealand a in a momentous match in Chicago in November 2016.

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Shaqiri, scrambles and Champions League draw thoughts a Football Weekly
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:21:28 GMT
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Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Mark Langdon and Marcus Bean discuss the Champions League draw, dour management, Xherdan Shaqirias career revival, goalmouth scrambles and a message for listeners in Togo

Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and email.

We look back at the weekendas football action, starting with Liverpoolas 3-1 win over Manchester United, which has done something for the Anfield sideas title-challenging credentials, and nothing for JosA(c) Mourinhoas job prospects.

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Ladbrokes pay punters after technical aglitcha cancelled winning bets
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:55:07 GMT
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aC/ Bookmaker declines to confirm how many clients affected
aC/ aGoodwilla payments made to unknown number of customers

Ladbrokes admitted on Monday that a long-standing atechnical glitcha in its software for processing online bets may have led customers ato believe that their bets had been accepted, when in fact they had not been placed and no stakes taken.a It also said that aas a gesture of goodwilla, it would make payments to a number of its customers whose cancelled bets would have been winners.

However, the firm declined to confirm how many of its clients had been affected, how much money will now be paid out or why it had taken a year to admit to the problem. Ladbrokesa insistence that stakes were not taken from clientsa accounts could also come under close scrutiny as further details of the aglitcha come to light.

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Chelsea fans spoken to by police after reports of antisemitic chanting on train
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:46:33 GMT
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aC/ Three fans talked to by officers after Brighton game
aC/ This follows other alleged incidents of racism and antisemitism

Three Chelsea supporters were spoken to by police after officers received reports of antisemitic chanting on a train carrying fans after the clubas game at Brighton on Sunday.

The development is a fresh blow to Chelsea after a series of alleged incidents related to racism and antisemitism involving their supporters in the space of eight days.

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British surfer Tom Butler conquers potential world record '100ft tall wave' a video
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:28:54 GMT
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Briton Tom Butler believes he may have broken the world record for surfing the biggest ever wave after successfully riding a huge swell at NazarA(c) in Portugal on 14 December.

The 29-year-old says the wave was estimated to be more than 100ft tall. Thecurrent official record is 80ft, which was set last year by Brazilian Rodrigo Koxa also at NazarA(c).

Butler said surfing the wave was like 'running away from a raging bull'. It is likely he will have to wait for the WSL Big Wave Awards in April 2019 for official confirmation on whether he broke the world record.

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Donations flood in as hotel cancels booking for homeless people
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:27:27 GMT
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Calls for boycott after fundraiser says Britannia Royal axed Christmas booking

Hundreds of people have raised more than APS8,000 to house 28 homeless people over Christmas after their charity booking was revoked by a leading hotel chain.

Donations flooded in after the Britannia Royal hotel in Hull cancelled without explanation a reservation for rough sleepers on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Windrush hardship fund to offer sums of up to APS5,000 to victims
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:23:37 GMT
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Government fund set up to help hostile environment victims who are in dire need

The government has announced a hardship fund to provide up to APS5,000 to members of the Windrush generation who were wrongly targeted by the hostile environment policy and left destitute, following months of pressure from MPs and campaigners.

The Home Office published guidance on Monday with information on who would qualify for the fund, calling on members of the Windrush generation in urgent financial need, who cannot wait for the Windrush compensation scheme, to get in touch.

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Junk food cravings linked to lack of sleep, study suggests
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:01:14 GMT
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Researchers say tired people are likely to view unhealthy snacks more favourably

Having even one night without sleep leads people to view junk food more favourably, research suggests.

Scientists attribute the effect to the way food rewards are processed by the brain. Previous studies have found that a lack of shuteye is linked to expanding waistlines, with some suggesting disrupted sleep might affect hormone levels, resulting in changes in how hungry or full people feel.

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Rudd urged to make benefits system more humane for Christmas
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:29:52 GMT
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SNP calls for reinstatement of APS10 abonusa payment and pause in sanctioning claimants

An MP has urged the work and pensions secretary, Amber Rudd, to make the benefits system more humane over Christmas by reinstating a long-standing APS10 extra payout and returning to a previous pause on sanctioning claimants over the festive period.

The SNPas Hannah Bardell said Rudd, who pledged last week to make sure the social security system helped people when they most needed it, should act on her words and do the adecent and right thinga.

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Daily Mile gets APS1.5m to boost fitness in English primary schools
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:54:05 GMT
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Sport England funding to pay for major expansion of back-to-basics child exercise scheme

The Daily Mile, the back-to-basics fitness initiative for schoolchildren, has received a APS1.5m cash injection from Sport England, which hopes to spread the word about it to every primary school in England.

The national lottery money represents the biggest expansion of the scheme which began six years ago with children at a primary school in Stirling running five laps round the playing field. It is now a regular fixture at 3,500 schools in England and for 1.25 million children worldwide.

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Janbaz Tarin jailed for Solihull murder of partner and her mother
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:56:58 GMT
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Tarin imprisoned for at least 32 years for killing women after they found out he had a wife

A asavage and cowardlya double killer has been jailed for a minimum of 32 years for murdering his ex-partner and her mother when they found out he had a secret wife and children.

Janbaz Tarin, 21, stabbed Raneem Oudeh and her mother, Khaola Saleem, to death in a abrutal and heartrendinga attack in Solihull on 27 August.

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DalA lobster telephone to remain in UK after Scottish buyer found
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:16:27 GMT
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Government had put export bar on famous surrealist object after sale to foreign buyer

A Salvador DalA telephone regarded as one of the most recognisable of all surrealist artworks is to remain in the UK after it was acquired for APS853,000 by the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS).

The lobster telephone had been sold at a Christieas auction to a foreign buyer but was regarded as too important to be allowed to leave the country. Ministers placed an export bar on the item to allow a UK gallery time to raise the necessary funds.

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BEIS faces strike over low pay for outsourced service workers
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:01:00 GMT
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Union announces action on day business department launches reforms to help low-paid workers

The government department which announced workplace reforms on Monday to help low-paid workers faces a strike over the apoverty wagesa paid to its cleaners, security guards and catering workers.

All members of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) employed by contractors at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) backed taking industrial action, the union announced.

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Germany to make one-off payment to 1,000 evacuees from Nazis
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:30:19 GMT
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Many of those on board the Kindertransport trains to UK never saw their parents again

Germany will give a one-off payment to mostly Jewish survivors who were evacuated as children from Nazi Germany, a US-based lobbying group has said, in a move that coincides with the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport trains to Britain.

Related: The Kindertransport children 80 years on: 'We thought we were going on an adventure'

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MEPs to scrutinise ExxonMobil's alleged role in climate change misinformation
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:57:37 GMT
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Campaigners welcome move over claims firm knew of global warming dangers for decades

ExxonMobilas alleged role in spreading misinformation about climate change will be scrutinised by the European Unionf or the first time, in a move welcomed by campaigners.

The worldas biggest international oil company has been investigated in the US over allegations that it knew about the dangers of global warming for decades but deceived the public over the risks, a charge the firm has rejected.

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Johnson & Johnson shares slip after talc asbestos claims
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:46:07 GMT
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Shares fell a further 2% following an investigation alleging the company knew cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder

Shares of health products giant Johnson & Johnson slipped a further 2% on Monday, extending steep losses suffered on Friday following an investigation by the Reuters news agency alleging that the company knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its bestselling Baby Powder talc.

Related: Is it safe to use talcum powder?

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Prada to set up diversity council after racism accusations
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:41:37 GMT
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Fashion label expresses adeep regreta over monkey-like figurines it put in store window

The Italian fashion label Prada has said it will set up an advisory council on diversity issues after being forced to pull monkey-like keychain figurines from its shelves over accusations of racism.

The so-called Pradamalia creatures a featured prominently in the window display of its SoHo store in New York a sparked outrage for their exaggerated red lips that brought blackface caricatures to mind.

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Serial rabbit-killer terrorises picturesque Brittany village
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:08:04 GMT
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Massacre of seven pets in Minihy-TrA(c)guier is latest incident in series of killings

A serial rabbit-killer who has been spreading terror around a picturesque village in Brittany has struck again.

Police were called after the bodies of seven rabbits were discovered slaughtered and dumped on the ground at a home in the village of Minihy-TrA(c)guier on the CA'tes-daArmor coast on Saturday morning.

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Justin Trudeau says Canada is looking to pull out of Saudi arms deal
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:53:41 GMT
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  • Contracted sale of armoured vehicles is worth C$14.8bn
  • Pressure to cancel over Khashoggi killing and Yemen war

Canada is looking for a way to end a multibillon-dollar deal to sell armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia, according to the prime minister, Justin Trudeau, but the country hasnat yet figured out how to leave the agreement.

aWe are engaged with the export permits to try and see if there is a way of no longer exporting these vehicles to Saudi Arabia,a Trudeau told CTVas Question Period on Sunday, in the latest signal that his government is increasingly likely to terminate the contract.

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Climate change activists vow to step up protests around world
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:30:38 GMT
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Campaigners say they will force governments to act after lack of progress at UN summit

Civil society groups have pledged growing international protests to drive rapid action on global warming after the UN climate summit in Poland.

The summit agreed rules for implementing the 2015 Paris agreement, which aims to keep global warming as close to 1.5C (2.7F) as possible, but it made little progress in increasing governmentsa commitments to cut emissions. The world remains on track for 3C of warming, which scientists says will bring catastrophic extreme weather.

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Study finds 'alarming' levels of chemicals in Great Barrier Reef turtles
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:00:38 GMT
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Results of research into 2012 mass deaths offer insights into reef health and throw up further questions

Conservationists want major bays and estuaries along the Great Barrier Reef tested for contaminants after a five-year study found aalarminga levels of some chemicals in unhealthy turtles on the reef.

Scientists working on the research have also recommended expanded monitoring of turtle-population health on the Great Barrier Reef aas an indicator of the health of the reef itselfa.

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aIad love to scream at thema: how showroomers became the No 1 threat to bookshops
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:57:16 GMT
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Customers who visit stores only to research their online purchases are the biggest threat to the industry a and booksellers are taking a stand

Of all the insults that booksellers stomach, the most awful is the newest. Gone are the days when it was someone shoving a book down their pants or defecating in the travel aisle that made your afternoon that little bit bleaker. Now it is ashowroominga: when customers go to physical shops only to research purchases they will make online. This is a particular bugbear of the booksellers who have been engaged in a David and Goliath battle with online retailers for the past decade.

Last weekend, Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, Virginia, tweeted a rebuke of the apeople taking pictures of books and buying them from #Amazon in the store and even bragging about ita: aThis is not OK, people. Find it here. Buy it here. Keep us here. That is all.a The tweet, by the shopas owner, Kelly Justice, has been liked 40,000 times and was met with support from booksellers around the world. But among customers, the conversation was divided between those who recognised the rudeness of the act and those who felt it was legitimate.

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Top 10 dance shows of 2018
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:00:37 GMT
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Romeo and Juliet muddled into middle age, Akram Khan suffered shell-shock, Rambert2 lost control a and William Forsythe gave ballet a stratospheric street shakeup

Over the decades, William Forsytheas relationship with ballet has been stretched almost to breaking point a his choreography testing, fragmenting and discombobulating the basic principles of classicism. Now, aged 68, he seems to have fallen back in love with the form. Two of the most purely enjoyable works of 2018 were created by the veteran iconoclast in full-on ballet mode.

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From the Minion jive to judging chaos: the best of Strictly Come Dancing 2018
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:54:45 GMT
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Sexy sambas, Minion goggles and Fred Astaire quicksteps a| forget the tabloid scandals a here are the most sensational moments of this yearas competition

Although it was Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton who lifted the coveted glitterball, dance was the real winner of Strictly Come Dancing. Despite the odd tabloid scandal, the performance levels and choreography this year have been outstanding, and the BBCas entertainment flagship shows no signs of wear and tear despite being in its 16th series.

Related: Stacey Dooley: tenacious film-maker turned Strictly champion

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Nancy Wilson obituary
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:24:15 GMT
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Vocalist who brought a jazz sensibility to all kinds of songs and spent 60 years in the spotlight

The singer Nancy Wilson, who has died aged 81, did not consider herself a jazz vocalist a though many others did, including the Grammy awards judges (she won three), and such jazz-rooted playing partners as the saxophonist Cannonball Adderley and the pianists George Shearing and Hank Jones. Wilson preferred to call herself a asong stylista a disinclined to mimic the byzantine lines of jazz instrumentals or turn famous lyrics into wordless improvisations as her vocal contemporaries Ella Fitzgerald or Betty Carter would do, while still applying a discreetly audacious jazz sensibility to all kinds of songs. Without apparent effort, she could make the most widely covered material seem to have been written just for her.

Wilson was an admirer of the hit-making 1950s singer Dinah Washington, a gospel-raised artist at ease with R&B, blues, country music and jazz, and she was similarly gifted with tellingly precise intonation, a vivid tonal palette, and the broadmindedness to cross the tracks from genre musics to mainstream pop. She also admired the star singer-pianist Nat King Cole, for his hip jazz-honed timing and impeccable handling of lyrics.

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English National Opera to give under-18s free Saturday night tickets
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:00:37 GMT
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Company announces aseismica initiative to lure next generation of customers

English National Opera is to offer under-18s free Saturday night tickets in what it has called a aseismica initiative to attract the next generation of fans.

Trying to encourage young people to opera, convincing them that it could be for them and is not elitist, is an issue which occupies minds at opera houses across the world. On Monday the ENO announced one solution: remove the cost.

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Top 10 theatre shows of 2018
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:00:09 GMT
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A gender-switch Company got Sondheimas blessing, Sam Mendes probed the doomed Lehman dynasty and Austen had a sparkling rewrite. But the year belonged to Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins facing the anguish of dementia

We knew from The Father that Florian Zeller had the capacity to explore, from the viewpoint of the sufferer and the surrounding family, the anguish of dementia. While that was also a theme in this poetically elusive, 80-minute new play, it was not the only one. For me, this was very much a play, a la Pinter, about the subjectivity of truth and the difficulty of dealing with the loss of a loved one after a lifetime together.

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US election meddling: Russia running 'active and ongoing' operations a live
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:43:47 GMT
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A doctor who helped draft Obamacare said heas anot particularly worrieda about a judgeas ruling striking down the landmark healthcare law, predicting it will be upheld by higher courts.

aIt was a silly ruling from the judge,a Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel told CNN, noting the Supreme Court has already ruled Obamacare is constitutional. aIam not particularly worried.a

A Democratic Congressman said Russian interference efforts swayed enough votes to change the outcome of the 2016 election.

aThereas no way that they didnat influence enough voters to turn the election for Donald Trump,a Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee said on CNN.

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Amazon faces boycott ahead of holidays as public discontent grows
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:00:08 GMT
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A growing number of customers are fed up with the company, from its working conditions at warehouses to anti-tax lobbying

The holiday season is all about spending the time with your loved ones and, judging by most office mailrooms, shopping on Amazon. Last year, 76% of Americans who shopped online for Christmas presents said that they planned to do most of that shopping on Amazon.

Amazon now accounts for just shy of half of all online sales in the US and Santaas not so little helper is expected to have another bumper Christmas this year. But there are a growing number of people whose front steps wonat be graced by Amazon packages this festive season a consumers boycotting the online retailer.

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Why did a little Guatemalan girl die after crossing the US border?
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:42:11 GMT
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The circumstances of Jakelin Caal Maquinas death are being seized upon as evidence both for and against the Trump administrationas hardline approach to immigration

After a final stretch on foot along a dirt road through high desert, a father and his young daughter crossed into the United States at the end of a 2,000-mile journey through Mexico.

It was after dark and they were part of a group of 163 people, apparently including dozens of unaccompanied children, who had made it to Antelope Wells, New Mexico, considered the most remote spot along Americaas entire southern border.

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Netanyahuas son banned from Facebook over hate speech
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:59:29 GMT
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Yair Netanyahu, 27, barred for 24 hours for anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian comments

The son of the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been temporarily banned from Facebook after a series of anti-Muslim and anti-Palestinian posts the social network said broke its rules on hate speech.

The company confirmed the ban after Yair Netanyahu, 27, claimed in a tweet on Sunday that Facebook had blocked him for 24 hours for posting criticism after it removed a post last week in which he called for revenge against athose monstersa following the fatal shooting of two Israeli soldiers by a Palestinian at a bus station in the West Bank.

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Beto O'Rourke poses growing threat to fellow Democrats with 2020 hopes
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 05:00:01 GMT
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Polls show Texas congressman among votersa favorites to take on Donald Trump but critics warn he is untested

Rarely has a candidate lost a statewide election in America and immediately been declared a major contender for the next presidential race.

Beto OaRourke, the congressman who fell just shy of defeating the Texas senator Ted Cruz, appears to be the exception and his 2020 prospects are already sending ripples through what promises to be a remarkable and intense contest.

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What's leading more teens to try vaping? Study finds 'alarming' rise
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:00:07 GMT
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Research shows 1.3 million more teens vaped in 2018 over last year, however cigarette smoking fell to its lowest level since 1975

A survey has found an aalarminga rise in vaping among teens last year, including a dramatic surge among high school seniors. More than 1 in 3 seniors said they vaped last year, 10 times the number who smoke cigarettes and a nearly 10% increase year-over-year.

The survey only started tracking vaping in 2011, when prevalence was anear-zeroa, and it measured the increase in vaping over the school year from 2017 to 2018. Researchers said the recent one-year increase translates into an additional 1.3 million adolescents who vaped in 2018.

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Justin Trudeau says Canada is looking to pull out of Saudi arms deal
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:53:41 GMT
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  • Contracted sale of armoured vehicles is worth C$14.8bn
  • Pressure to cancel over Khashoggi killing and Yemen war

Canada is looking for a way to end a multibillon-dollar deal to sell armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia, according to the prime minister, Justin Trudeau, but the country hasnat yet figured out how to leave the agreement.

aWe are engaged with the export permits to try and see if there is a way of no longer exporting these vehicles to Saudi Arabia,a Trudeau told CTVas Question Period on Sunday, in the latest signal that his government is increasingly likely to terminate the contract.

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Asos issues shock profit warning after November downturn
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:45:50 GMT
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Downturn for fashion retailer suggests high street malaise is spreading to online companies

Asos has issued an unexpected profit warning after a poor November, becoming the latest retailer to be hit by weak consumer confidence, increased discounting and unusually mild weather.

The downturn suggests the high street malaise is spreading to online retailers, with consumers worried about what Brexit will mean for their finances.

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Corbyn says Labour tabling motion of no confidence in May because Brexit vote delayed a Politics live
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:39:00 GMT
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Corbyn says he will table a motion saying the House has no confidence in the PM because of her failure to hold a meaningful vote immediately

. @jeremycorbyn has just announced that he is tabling a vote of no confidence in @theresa_may for refusing to bring forward the meaningful vote immediately. The Govt must now make time to debate this - if they donat itas clear they believe she does not retain confidence of HoC

BREAKING: With the risk of a no confidence vote in her leadership, we have forced the PM to bring her botched Brexit deal back to Parliament.

She wanted to waste time to create a false choice between her bad deal and no deal.
But we wonat let her. pic.twitter.com/4FFnqmOuUs

This is what Jeremy Corbyn said in his point of order at the end of Theresa Mayas statement.

Itas very clear that itas bad, unacceptable that we should be waiting almost a month before we have a meaningful vote on the crucial issue facing the future of this country.

The prime minister has obdurately refused to ensure a vote took place on the date she agreed, she refuses to allow a vote to take place this week and is now, I assume, thinking the vote will be on January 14 - almost a month away.

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Antisemitic graffiti at Columbia ruffles liberal bastion
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:00:07 GMT
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The incident, coupled with the universityas response to the murder of Jews in Pittsburgh, has left some students feeling adeeply uncomfortablea

Everything was business as usual at Columbia Universityas Teachers College on a Monday morning in mid-December. A single public safety officer sat behind a table at the entrance to Horace Mann Hall, where students clustered inside a towering classroom auditorium. On upper floors, the hallways and offices were quiet and calm.

Related: Antisemitic graffiti defaces teachers' union building in Washington DC

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Serial rabbit-killer terrorises picturesque Brittany village
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:08:04 GMT
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Massacre of seven pets in Minihy-TrA(c)guier is latest incident in series of killings

A serial rabbit-killer who has been spreading terror around a picturesque village in Brittany has struck again.

Police were called after the bodies of seven rabbits were discovered slaughtered and dumped on the ground at a home in the village of Minihy-TrA(c)guier on the CA'tes-daArmor coast on Saturday morning.

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Back to the land: are young farmers the new starving artists?
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:00:07 GMT
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A small but growing movement of millennials are seeking out a more agrarian life but the reality of life on the land is not always as simple as they hoped

Eight years ago, Liz Whitehurst, then 25, was working in digital communications at a policy organization in Washington DC and dreaming of life outside a cubicle. She started exploring a different kind of existence by volunteering on local farms. When the farmer who provided the locally sourced vegetable box she signed up for invited her to work the fields one day, she was starstruck. aYouare my hero,a she recalls telling the farmer. aI want your life.a

Today, she has it. Whitehurst grows a wide array of produce on Owlas Nest Farm, set on a few acres in Upper Marlboro, Maryland (she bought it from that same farmer). Whitehurst grows sweet potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and squash a everything is handpicked. She also provides greens to a local pizza kitchen which was recently named one of the best new restaurants in the country.

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After a year from hell, Facebook parties like it's 2017
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:13:47 GMT
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The network held its Christmas party at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco a but was there much to celebrate after a year of scandal?

Last weekend, Facebook hosted a lavish two-day Christmas party for employees. The event, held this year at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, had a winter village theme. It looked like a lovely time for all!

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Notorious Moscow prison, once home to Solzhenitsyn, to close
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:49:09 GMT
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Jail dating back to reign of Catherine the Great to shut its doors for the last time

One of Russiaas most notorious prisons, which over the years has housed inmates including Adolf Hitleras nephew and the writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, will soon be closed, according to a top prison official.

Butyrka, an imposing red-brick jail in central Moscow, now functions as a pre-trial detention centre that houses about 2,000 inmates. The whistleblowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky spent almost a year in the prison before he died in 2009.

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Chickens freezing to death and boiled alive: failings in US slaughterhouses exposed
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:00:09 GMT
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An investigation finds hundreds of shocking welfare incidents, fuelling concerns about standards in a post-Brexit trade deal

Chickens slowly freezing to death, being boiled alive, drowned or suffocating under piles of other birds are among hundreds of shocking welfare incidents recorded at US slaughterhouses, according to previously unpublished reports.

Among them are ainexcusablea violations, say campaigners, who ask if the US Department of Agricultureas (USDA) current system, where inspectors issue reports when they see violations, really works. One inspector, who asked to remain anonymous, questioned the impact of those reports.

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Vice review a Christian Bale hilarious as toad-like VP Dick Cheney
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:00:42 GMT
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Bale brilliantly captures the former vice-presidentas bland magnificence in Adam McKayas entertainingly nihilist biopic

The former US vice-president, big oil nabob and waterboarding enthusiast Dick Cheney squats like a latex, inflated toad at the ear of power in this flashy political comedy from Adam McKay. Or perhaps itas truer to say that itas at Cheneyas massive ear where notional power squats in the form of former president George W Bush. This is due to a terrifically and in fact rather scarily plausible impersonation from Christian Bale, whose head has been enlarged to the size of a pale-pink bespectacled beach ball atop a shapeless, conservatively suited fleshmound.

Vice is always entertaining and nihilist, especially when it comes to Cheneyas relationship with his beloved daughter Mary Cheney (Alison Pill), an out gay woman and same-sex marriage campaigner. Cheneyas final treatment of her in this movie made me think of Citizen Kane setting fire to his childhood sled and saying he never liked winter-sports equipment named after flowers anyway. This film has had a surge of awards season love. Could it be that there is a surge of liberal nostalgia for a time when Republican bad guys, however horrible, were at least smart and rational people who had the good taste to stay out of the limelight personally, and you sort of knew where you stood with them?

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'A reason to stand up': Wisconsin activists fight threat to African American vote
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:00:07 GMT
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Voting rights advocates are mobilizing after Scott Walker signed a lame-duck bill limiting early voting

The Milwaukee pastor Greg Lewis spent weeks before the November midterms working to get out the vote.

Through the Souls to the Polls program, Lewis and other Milwaukee church officials educated members of the community about their voting rights, ensured they were registered and had proper documentation, and got them to polling places to cast their votes a sometimes encouraging them directly from the pews to the polls.

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Going straight: the yakuza gangster who swapped the underworld for udon
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:00:09 GMT
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As crime syndicates lose their attraction, membership is falling and some are making a new life on the right side of the law

Takashi Nakamoto yells a friendly greeting from the kitchen when he spots a customer slide open the door to his restaurant, his face just visible through the steam rising from pots of stock and boiling water.

As he slices leeks and shakes the residual water from another batch of al dente udon noodles, it is easy to miss the most conspicuous physical reminder of Nakamotoas life before he opened his restaurant, Daruma-ya, in the gritty southwestern city of Kitakyushu in June last year.

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'I beg them to let me go': Sierra Leone's sex workers targeted by police
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:41:51 GMT
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Film explores how women on the streets of Freetown suffer extortion, exploitation and imprisonment because of archaic laws

Mariatu was 15 years old when her widowed mother died and she ended up sleeping rough on the streets of Freetown where she fell into commercial sex work.

Not long after, she was arrested for aloiteringa and, unable to pay a police bribe, spent six months in an adult jail.

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In Trump's mind, all deals are private. 'Public interest' means nothing to him | Robert Reich
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:13:36 GMT
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At least a scoundrel knows when he is doing wrong. But the president is blind to the very idea of public interest

Trump has described the payments his bag man, Michael Cohen, made to two women during the 2016 campaign so they wouldnat discuss their alleged affairs with him, as aa simple private transactiona.

Last Saturday, when ABCas George Stephanopoulos asked Cohen if Trump knew the payments were wrong and were made to help his election, Cohen replied aOf course a| He was very concerned about how this would affect the election.a

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Don't blame Jakelin Caal's death on her father. US policies did this | Brianna Rennix and Nathan Robinson
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:25:28 GMT
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The death of the seven-year-old Guatemalan girl in US border patrol custody demands a reckoning

There are still unknown facts about the death of Jakelin Caal, the seven-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in the custody of US border patrol. Jakelin became seriously ill while being bussed to a detention center located about 90 miles from the New Mexican desert where she and her father were picked up. US officials have blamed Jakelinas father, insisting that Jakelin had not had food or water for days when she arrived and that Jakelinas father signed a form asserting she was healthy when she arrived.

Jakelinas father has insisted that this is false a that his daughter had been eating and drinking, that they hadnat undertaken the kind of long desert crossing portrayed in the press, and that the form the US cites was in English, a language he does not speak.

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Why the end-of-year Spotify lists are a glimpse into listenersa souls | Rhik Samadder
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:32:18 GMT
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Peopleas musical choices say so much about what kind of year they have had a because they were decisions made in private

What am I listening to? For the past week, mostly people telling me about their Spotify end-of-year playlists; the personalised ranking of what they have been listening to throughout the year.

There are a number of ways this happens. Some people reveal their lists confidently, fully aware that Sigrid, Kendrick and Young Thug have the BBC 6 Music stamp of approval; a badge that says: aYes, I am as cool as you think I am.a There are beautiful souls who shyly publish theirs on a public platform a if such a thing is possible a despite the fact that the list is 20 solid hours of Dolly Parton and nothing else. For them, the act is a sort of coming out; a badge that says: aIam not quite as cool as you think I am.a Then there are people who used to be cool, but now have kids, whose lists are populated by Baby Shark and Peppa Pig, and who are wearing badges that say: aHelp!a

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Lamar Jackson's ascendancy brings the end of an era in Baltimore
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:00:09 GMT
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Joe Flacco days as the Ravensa starting quarterback are over, and his replacement promises an exciting future

Apparently, there will soon be no more debates in Baltimore about whether quarterback Joe Flacco is aelitea or not. Even though he has recovered from the hip injury that pressed first-round draft pick Lamar Jackson into starting action, the Ravens decided to stick with Jackson for Sundayas 20-12 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The move probably means the end of Flaccoas time in Baltimore.

With the win, the Ravens improved their record to 4-1 with Jackson as the starter after beginning the season 4-5 under Flacco. With their 8-6 record, Baltimore remain alive in the postseason hunt, something that seemed unlikely as they struggled early in the season. Considering their current hot streak, Baltimore would have been foolish not to stick with Jackson, who not only is the clear quarterback of the future but is helping his team win games right now.

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Champions League: tie-by-tie analysis of the last-16 games
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:43:38 GMT
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Manchester City will be delighted with Schalke, while Manchester United face an ominous prospect in PSG

Try as he might, Txiki Begiristain found it hard to hide his delight. Although Cityas director of football said all the right things about Schalke representing a difficult hurdle to his sideas prospects of progressing to the last eight in the competition they covet most, a meeting with the team who are currently 13th in the Bundesliga is unlikely to raise much concern in the corridors of power at the Etihad Stadium. Dominico Tedescoas side finished five points behind Porto in a weak group and have lost eight times in the league this season, although Pep Guardiola will not underestimate their threat even if he did not lose to them in six meetings as Bayern Munich manager. The former Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb and Switzerland striker Breel Embolo are potential danger men as Leroy SanA(c) returns to his former club for the first time since joining City in 2016.

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Even a JosA(c) Mourinho gripped by defensive dogma was better than this | Jonathan Wilson
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:00:08 GMT
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This feels like a manager shaking a kaleidoscope and hoping for the best a clinging on until you can throw Marouane Fellaini at a problem should not be a long-term plan

Some time, this purgatory must end. Some time, even a board as laissez-faire as Manchester Unitedas must decide enough is enough. Some time, JosA(c) Mourinho will be relieved of his position as manager at Old Trafford, everybody can relax and start to regroup and United can look to salvage something from this most miserable of seasons. Even fourth place may be out of reach now a Chelsea are 11 points clear a but United are still in the Champions League, still in the FA Cup. Even a temporary appointment would bring some respite: no season should be over in December. This cannot go on, and yet it goes on and Mourinho continues to measure out his life in Liverpools.

Related: With football this dire you have to wonder if JosA(c) Mourinho is enjoying it | Barney Ronay

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British surfer Tom Butler conquers potential world record '100ft tall wave' a video
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:28:54 GMT
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Briton Tom Butler believes he may have broken the world record for surfing the biggest ever wave after successfully riding a huge swell at NazarA(c) in Portugal on 14 December.

The 29-year-old says the wave was estimated to be more than 100ft tall. Thecurrent official record is 80ft, which was set last year by Brazilian Rodrigo Koxa also at NazarA(c).

Butler said surfing the wave was like 'running away from a raging bull'. It is likely he will have to wait for the WSL Big Wave Awards in April 2019 for official confirmation on whether he broke the world record.

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NFL wrap: Steelers top Pats while Bears make playoffs for first time in eight years
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:48:52 GMT
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  • Jaylen Samuels hurts New England on the ground
  • Chicago Bears last made playoffs in 2010 season
  • Cowboys miss chance to seal NFC East title

Rookie running back Jaylen Samuels, making his second start in place of injured James Conner, ran for a career-high 142 yards and made a critical third-down reception in the fourth quarter as Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak by holding off the New England 17-10 on Sunday.

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 235 yards with two first-half touchdowns and two interceptions as the Steelers (8-5-1) remained in front of Baltimore in the AFC North with two weeks to go in the season. Chris Boswell, who has struggled so badly this season the team held open tryouts during the week, atoned for a 32-yard miss in the third quarter by drilling a 48-yarder with 2:30 remaining. Pittsburghas defense, which let fourth-quarter leads slip away each of the last two games, made it stand. The Patriots (9-5) missed a chance to clinch their 10th straight AFC East title when Bradyas pass into the end zone for Julian Edelman was knocked down by Pittsburghas Morgan Burnett.

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Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekendas action
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:29:18 GMT
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Southampton have had an instant new-manager bounce while Huddersfield and Fulham look as if they must spend

Maurizio Sarri fell short of accusing his players of complacency, but admitted something strange keeps happening when his Chelsea team appear to be in complete control of matches. At Wolves recently their early lead was overhauled and they were beaten. They had more leeway at Brighton with a two-goal cushion established but still ended a contest, in which they had been utterly dominant, heaving to repel Albionas late flurry of attacks. Every long ball suddenly seemed a threat, every set piece a route to parity. It ensured what had been an impressive display felt rather undermined at the death. aWe are a danger to ourselves,a admitted the Italian. It is affecting some more than others in their ranks, with Marcos Alonsoas early-season composure having evaporated of late. He rather personifies this teamas current fragility in periods within games. They escaped real damage at Brighton. aBut suddenly the level of application and attention lowered,a added Sarri. That, in truth, does sound like complacency at work. Dominic Fifield

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Boxing must test rigorously for drugs a and stop bobbing and weaving | Sean Ingle
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:59:07 GMT
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Canelo Alvarez is now a three-weight world champion and awash with even more money in the same year he served a derisory six-month drug ban

After the dissection was over Rocky Fielding dropped to one knee, nodded and then smiled at his pathologist. It was an acknowledgement of a job expertly done. For three rounds Canelo Alvarez had swiftly worked him over, starting with the soft layer of flesh below his ribs, which was pounded until it became tenderised and meek. Soon Fieldingas nose was bloodied and his cheeks scuffed too. In truth, it was a mercy when a numbing body shot, which ripped the wind from his lungs and put him down for a fourth time, ended the night.

Related: Canelo Alvarez builds brand with simple demolition of Rocky Fielding

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Working Girl at 30: the workplace comedy that changed the game
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:00:07 GMT
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The 1988 tale of a Staten Island woman making waves in the big city was a major hit and scored six Oscar nods, but how do its sexual politics hold up?

When Melanie Griffith won the part of underestimated Staten Island secretary Tess McGill in Working Girl, two facts were true. In her short lifetime, womanhood had transformed. The year she was born, fewer than one in eight married mothers were employed; in 1988, that percentage was well over half. And Griffith a a twice-married mother herself, who would soon wed Don Johnson (again) a needed the job. Not any job. This one.

Related: Working Girl had power suits and female ambition. But whereas the modern equivalent?

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How Rosalindas fatal lift plummet marked the death of LA Law
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:00:09 GMT
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The legal drama was once the cream of the soapy drama crop. But as the familiar faces began to disappear from the series, viewers soon followed suit

Lift manufacturers across the globe would probably wish me to point out that it is impossible to fall down a lift shaft in the manner in which Rosalind Shays meets her spagbol end, halfway through season five of mid-80s legal drama LA Law. They would like it to be known that modern lifts are designed with a series of interlocking gears, rendering the opening of the door impossible unless it is in contact with the lift chamber. Still, why let a few engineers spitting out their tea stop one of the greatest write-outs in primetime history?

Over five seasons, Rosalind Shays (played by Diana Muldaur) had become the one whom people loved to hate. Stroppy, manipulative, icy, queen bitch, but always getting her mark. This truculent antagonist had bedded affable dad figure Leland McKenzie in another superb twist, elbowed her way to becoming a partner, then turned round and sued the law firm for sexual discrimination. What a cow! Yet her end a failing to look before she enters a lift a was so chillingly random that it rendered viewers sympathetic. What had we done? Wead killed her. Wead murdered her with our hate. Making your audience feel culpable? Now thatas inspired writing.

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Yael Stone alleges Geoffrey Rush acted inappropriately towards her in dressing room, a claim he denies
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 03:40:04 GMT
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New York Times interview with Orange is the New Black star Stone details a string of alleged incidents during production of The Diary of a Madman

The Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has denied acting inappropriately towards Orange is the New Black star Yael Stone during a 2010 theatre production.

On Monday the New York Times published an interview in which Stone alleged Rush engaged in inappropriate behaviour when the two actors were co-stars in a 2010 theatre production of The Diary of a Madman.

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Markus Zusak on how Bridge of Clay left him 'beaten up and bruised'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:00:06 GMT
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If The Book Thief is the Australian authoras most famous book, this is his magnum opus

On a recent Sydney morning, the author Markus Zusak sat down to write at his kitchen table. Then, out of nowhere, came the sound of some very loud munching.

He looked up to see his daughter Kitty eating cereal. aAre you all right over there?a he called out. aIam trying to get some work done here!a

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Broadway in 2018: male playwrights and movies dominate patchy year
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:00:05 GMT
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Hollywoodas influence continued to curb the rise of original shows and increase the movie-to-stage adaptations while female writers struggled to break through

In 2018, on Broadway, the beat went on. And on and on. Most of the shows were revivals or new works barely altered from the films that inspired them. Politics were in evidence this year and when they did arrive, they had more to do with questions of power, gender, sexuality and identity inspired by the #MeToo movement. Not that #MeToo meant a real upswing in plays written or directed by women. The Great White Way continues to be very white and very male.

Related: Here we go again: which jukebox musical should be next?

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North Korea marks seventh anniversary of death of former leader Kim Jong-il a video
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:55:01 GMT
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NorthKorea's state media has released video of leader Kim Jong-un visiting his father, Kim Jong-il's, mausoleum to commemorate the 7th anniversary of his death. Kim Jong-il is believed to have died due to medical conditions exacerbated by a heart attack in 2011. It comes a day after NorthKorea's foreign ministry condemned the US administration for stepping up sanctions. In a statement, the foreign ministry said that if the US administration believed pressure would force Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear weapons, ait will count as (its) greatest miscalculation, and it will block the path to denuclearisation on theKorean peninsula forever'

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Johnson & Johnson shares slip after talc asbestos claims
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:46:07 GMT
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Shares fell a further 2% following an investigation alleging the company knew cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder

Shares of health products giant Johnson & Johnson slipped a further 2% on Monday, extending steep losses suffered on Friday following an investigation by the Reuters news agency alleging that the company knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its bestselling Baby Powder talc.

Related: Is it safe to use talcum powder?

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Michael Flynn associate charged with illegal lobbying for Turkey
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:29:51 GMT
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Bijan Rafiekian was indicted on charges including failing to register as a foreign agent

A one-time business partner of the former national security adviser Michael Flynn has been arrested and charged with illegally lobbying to have a Turkish exile returned from the US.

Bijan Rafiekian, who also goes by the name Bijan Kian, made an initial appearance on Monday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Germany to make one-off payment to 1,000 evacuees from Nazis
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:30:19 GMT
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Many of those on board the Kindertransport trains to UK never saw their parents again

Germany will give a one-off payment to mostly Jewish survivors who were evacuated as children from Nazi Germany, a US-based lobbying group has said, in a move that coincides with the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport trains to Britain.

Related: The Kindertransport children 80 years on: 'We thought we were going on an adventure'

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Climate change activists vow to step up protests around world
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:30:38 GMT
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Campaigners say they will force governments to act after lack of progress at UN summit

Civil society groups have pledged growing international protests to drive rapid action on global warming after the UN climate summit in Poland.

The summit agreed rules for implementing the 2015 Paris agreement, which aims to keep global warming as close to 1.5C (2.7F) as possible, but it made little progress in increasing governmentsa commitments to cut emissions. The world remains on track for 3C of warming, which scientists says will bring catastrophic extreme weather.

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France pushes forward alone with new tax on big tech companies
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:05:39 GMT
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Tax will come into effect from 1 January, but plans for an EU-wide levy have faltered

France is to press ahead alone with a new tax on big technology companies after struggling to secure agreement for a EU-wide levy.

The French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, said he believed the tax, which will take effect from 1 January, would raise a!500m (APS450m) in its first year.

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Netherlands PM uses Britain's Brexit 'chaos' as cautionary tale
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:22:58 GMT
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Rutte says UKas politicians and people ahave forgotten what they have achieved togethera

The Dutch prime minister, Mark Rutte, has written an open letter to the people of the Netherlands holding up Britainas Brexit achaosa as a cautionary example of what can go wrong when a nation fails to pull together for the common good.

In a full-page advert in the Algemeen Dagblad, Rutte said he saw the Netherlands, aa country that isnat perfect but where we do make progressa, as a aprecious possessiona that belonged to everyone but awas brittle a| and can easily breaka.

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Five German police suspended over neo-Nazi threat to lawyer
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:12:50 GMT
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German-Turkish lawyer was sent fax telling her to leave or risk her daughter being killed

German prosecutors are investigating a suspected neo-Nazi cell within the Frankfurt police force that is thought to have sent a German-Turkish lawyer a message threatening to kill her two-year-old daughter.

Five police officers a four men and a woman a have been suspended on suspicion of exchanging far-right and racist messages in a chat group and sending the note to the lawyer, Seda Basay-Yildiz, this summer.

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Saudi Arabia rebukes US Senate over Khashoggi resolution
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:22:11 GMT
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Senate resolution acontained interferencesa in kingdomas internal affairs, says statement

Saudi Arabia has strongly rebuked the US Senate, accusing senators of unwarranted interference in the countryas internal affairs for claiming that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was behind the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

US senators passed a measure blaming the prince for Khashoggias killing on Thursday and called on Riyadh to aensure appropriate accountabilitya. Senators also passed a separate measure calling for US aid to the Saudi-led war in Yemen to be stopped.

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Croatia violating EU law by sending asylum seekers back to Bosnia
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:22:53 GMT
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Hidden cameras capture apparent expulsions by Croatian border police in forest

Croatian police are returning groups of asylum seekers across the EUas external border with Bosnia, a video obtained by the Guardian suggests, in an apparent breach of EU law.

Footage shared by the watchdog organisation Border Violence Monitoring (BVM) shows a number of alleged collective expulsions or apushbacksa of migrants in a forest near Lohovo, in Bosnian territory.

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1MDB scandal: Malaysia files charges against Goldman Sachs
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:32:31 GMT
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Charges filed against US firm as part of corruption and money-laundering inquiry

Goldman Sachs and two former bankers have been hit with criminal charges by Malaysian authorities over the 1MDB corruption scandal.

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Chronic fatigue syndrome 'could be triggered by overactive immune system'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:01:00 GMT
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Research suggests bodyas response to infection may be responsible for onset of CFS

An overactive immune response appears to be a trigger for persistent fatigue, say researchers in a study that could shed light on the causes of chronic fatigue syndrome.

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating long-term condition in which individuals experience exhaustion that is not helped by rest, as well as pain, mental fogginess and trouble with memory and sleep. It is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).

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aTis the season to get bakeda: a stoneras guide to Christmas
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:00:07 GMT
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While sharing edibles around the yule log isnat as popular as Christmas cookies, there are plenty of ways to spark up the holidays

Cannabis devotees donat usually need a reason to light up. But if they want one, the holiday season is as good as any. As one recent email from a pot delivery service said, aHolidays SUCK. We can help.a

Related: 'You're not going to die': how to survive an edible marijuana overdose

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Our lock-and-leave culture: the rise of self-storage and clinging to stuff we hardly use
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 01:47:10 GMT
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Moving, downsizing, long-term renovations, deceased estates and divorce are all factors in the relentlessly increasing demand for off-site storage

About once every six weeks I go to my least happy place. Itas a massive warehouse in the industrial back blocks of Port Kembla, near Wollongong in New South Wales, housing a storage facility called Super Easy Storage. Because it is a no-frills operation, it does not offer 24-hour access like the more upmarket companies do, so I have to call ahead to say I am coming, giving a minimum of three daysa notice so they can arrange to make our plywood crates available, shifting them to ground level from towering stacks that stretch in an endless cubist landscape of anonymous geometry.

The crates (which Super Easy calls modules or pods to make them sound groovier) contain the possessions my mother has brought with her as part of her decision to relocate to Australia from the UK after 60 years and live with us. A brutal cull reduced her possessions by two thirds, but she still brought 2,000 cookbooks, as well as a vast trilingual general library, a cumbersome early-model knitting machine she has not used in a decade but cannot bear to part with, extravagant quantities of china, canteens of cutlery, a battery of professional cookware sufficient to equip a small restaurant, enough fabric to open a shop, a collection of vintage luxury-brand handbags, the wardrobe of Marie Antoinette and all her furniture. Many pieces are fragile, obsolete, or of little value, except of the sentimental kind.

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Monday US briefing: Beto's 2020 prospects pose threat to DC Democrats
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:59:42 GMT
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Saudis hit back at US Senate over Yemen resolution ... Wisconsin activists battle threat to African American vote ... Stephen Miller repeats Trumpas shutdown threat

Good morning, Iam Tim Walker with todayas essential stories.

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A razor cut and Welsh Guards : Monday's top photos
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:49:51 GMT
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The Guardianas picture editors bring you photo highlights from around the world

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'My heart is split': capturing the essence of exodus a in pictures
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:00:05 GMT
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From the flight of Rohingya Muslims into neighbouring Bangladesh to the journey undertaken by pilgrims travelling to the Ganges delta, the lives of migrants are celebrated in a series of stunning entries to a photography competition organised by Oxford Universityas centre of migration, policy and society

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A Great Day in Harlem: behind Art Kane's classic 1958 jazz photograph
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:00:02 GMT
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The young art directoras idea to photograph as many of the luminaries of the New York jazz scene as possible together for Esquireas 1959 Golden Age of Jazz edition began his career as a photographer. Police closed the road to all but residential traffic, and 57 musicians duly assembled in Harlem between Fifth and Madison Avenues. The group included Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Thelonius Monk, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan and Count Basie.

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The pregnant migrants risking life and limb to give birth on a French island colony
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:00:00 GMT
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Champions League Round of 16 draw: Our verdict on each tie and who will progress
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:57:00 GMT
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Ipswich Town target Middlesbrough striker Rudy Gestede in January loan move
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:53:30 GMT
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Yellow vests call for France to hold regular referendums
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:42:33 GMT
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Mark Zuckerberg to end year $16bn poorer after Facebook scandals
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:37:49 GMT
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France goes it alone to levy digital tax on tech giants from January 1
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:21:31 GMT
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Sports Personality of the Year: outcry as Georgia Hall is snubbed in BBC awards
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:55:12 GMT
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Tottenham's hopes of hosting Champions League last-16 tie at new stadium hit by Uefa schedulingA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:11:56 GMT
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Burglar stole APS100,000 worth of valuables from Dynamo's home while magician was out of UK, court hears
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:05:09 GMT
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Forget the Brexit blues - there are still plenty of reasons to be cheerful
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:00:00 GMT
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'I thought my house was going to burn down on Christmas morning'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:00:00 GMT
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Telegraph Audio Football Club podcast: Fall-out from Liverpool's mauling of Man Utd, a resurgent Saints and Christmas Party cancellations
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:59:33 GMT
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Octogenarian banned from all UK nightclubs after groping women as he celebrated birthday, court hears
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:51:59 GMT
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Former Ireland fly-half Paddy Jackson linked with move to London Irish
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:48:26 GMT
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University accused of discrimination for removing autistic student from her course after she suffered fits
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:58:54 GMT
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Saudi Arabia condemns US Senate 'interference' overA Jamal Khashoggi murder
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 01:30:08 GMT
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3D printed head can unlock facial recognition systems on popular Android phones
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:39:14 GMT
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White Christmas, Curve, Leicester, review: a meltingly lovely two hoursA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:13:55 GMT
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Uefa reschedule Arsenal's Europa League fixture after fans call early kick-off time 'disrespectful'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:03:34 GMT
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The big TV quiz: questions (and answers) on everything we watched in 2018
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:00:00 GMT
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Controlling boyfriend installed CCTV atA home to mock his girlfriendas weight, court hearsA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:22:58 GMT
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The aun-chaina hotels with a boutique buzz that you need to know about
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:23:00 GMT
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Salt of the earth: Inside the Mauritius hotel where it's all about meeting the locals
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:55:39 GMT
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Former TalkTalk manager sues firm amid claims she earned 40 per cent less than male colleagues
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:46:57 GMT
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10 amazing hotels for rustic weekend breaks from New York City
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:52:53 GMT
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Maurizio Sarri to decide whether to risk Eden Hazard in Chelsea's Carabao Cup quarter-final tie after ankle knock
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:37:40 GMT
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Singapore court rules gay man can adopt his surrogate child
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:25:13 GMT
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Blippar sinks into administration after funding dispute between investors
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:50:12 GMT
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aI felt immersed in a great Victorian adventurea a my meeting with Madagascar's most intriguing tribe
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:35:57 GMT
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50 things you didn't know about Game of Thrones
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:30:15 GMT
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China shuts Protestant church as part of religious crackdown
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:29:42 GMT
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White Christmas 2018: Will it snow in the UK and what are the latest odds?
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:29:27 GMT
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Man admits killing wife and her mother after secret Afghan family is discovered
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:22:46 GMT
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Hotel Hit Squad: 'The Wild Rabbit may have tamed the country pub, but it is ticking every box for the Cotswold clientele'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:08:00 GMT
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Actress EllaA Purnell:A aI had my first panic attack at 13a
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:41:57 GMT
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PSG coach Thomas Tuchel ready for 'great test' against Manchester United in the Champions League
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:13:00 GMT
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Male makeover: How I finally mastered the man bag
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:30:00 GMT
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Google will spend more than $1 billion on a huge new campus in New York
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:02:33 GMT
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Silicon Valley's 'belated and uncoordinated' efforts at dealing with Russian fake news revealed
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:16:50 GMT
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Timon of Athens, RSC Swan, Stratford-upon-Avon, review: Kathryn Hunter is hypnotic in this gender-switched tragedyA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:54:10 GMT
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From a APS17.99 real tree to Iceland's APS22 Christmas dinner: How to do Christmas on a budget
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:46:31 GMT
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The complete guide to buying, gifting and receiving presents
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:32:40 GMT
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The worst toys this Christmas for plastic packagingA
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:31:01 GMT
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Greek PM condemns Athens bomb blast on TV station as 'attack on democracy'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:52:33 GMT
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Europa League last 32 draw: Arsenal face BATE Borisov and Chelsea take on Malmo
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:46:28 GMT
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10 of the best detox spas to combat your festive fatigue
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:30:18 GMT
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From bottom to top: bum bags enjoy surprise fashion revival
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:39:44 GMT
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Holidays after Brexit a should I book now or wait for a deal?
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:28:53 GMT
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Cycling Christmas gift ideas: The ultimate guide for road cyclists
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:18:13 GMT
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Facebook boss Nicola Mendelsohn reveals her cancer is in remission
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:12:02 GMT
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Christmas quiz: 180 great children's quiz questions (and the answers)
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:10:51 GMT
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Is this Britainas best holiday cottage for families with young children?
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:10:55 GMT
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Celebrating a toll-free journey: What to do on the Severn Estuary
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:06:11 GMT
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Moby sells New York home, plans to donate profits to charity
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:44:06 -0500
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Moby says he's donating the profits from the sale of his Westchester County, New York home to support progressive candidates, his animal-rights foundation and fund scholarships.


Joan Collins argues consent culture is 'out of control': 'The world's gone nuts'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:28:55 -0500
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"Dynasty" star Joan Collins said on "Good Morning Britain": "Is someone going to have to ask permission of the parents before they can kiss a girl?"


Kate Hudson explains why she joined Weight Watchers
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:11:03 -0500
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Kate Hudson took to Instagram to announce she was joining Weight Watchers as a brand ambassador.


Megyn Kelly chops off hair, looks forward to 'new beginnings'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:45:37 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Megyn Kelly hasn't hit the reboot button with her short new haircut. She's hit the rewind button and gone back to 2016 - back to when she was still on top.


Mel B is 'healing' with family after 'severed' hand injury
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:45:17 -0500
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Mel B is "#healing" in England surrounded by her family and close friends after her hand injury, her two broken ribs and hours of surgery last week.


Megan Mullally reveals designers won't dress her for SAG Awards; Christian Siriano steps in
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:44:25 -0500
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Megan Mullally may have been tapped to host the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards, but the actress says her red carpet options are limited.


Day in celebrities
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:35:40 -0500
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Sophia Bush fires back at critics, media after speaking out about 'Chicago PD' 'assault'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:21:36 -0500
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Sophia Bush had some choice words for people who criticized her timing when speaking out about her experiences on the set of "Chicago PD."


Jerry O'Connell clearly wants to take over Kathie Lee Gifford's 'Today' job
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:51:35 -0500
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The hunt is on to replace Kathie Lee Gifford on the "Today" show's fourth hour, and Jerry O'Connell is eagerly throwing his hat into the ring.


Jeff Bridges to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:51:32 -0500
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Jeff Bridges will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony on Jan. 6, 2019.


'This can't continue forever': A heartsick Thomas Markle begs Duchess Meghan to reach out
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:34:00 -0500
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"Every day I try to text her. I just haven't received any comment back," Duchess Meghan's dad, Thomas Markle, shared on "Good Morning Britain."


Meet your Miss Universe 2018
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:09:22 -0500
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Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe 2018 and became the fourth Philippine native to win the title.


Stars who had a rough year in 2018: Sarah Hyland, Ben Affleck and more
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:25:05 -0500
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Sarah Hyland and Ben Affleck were among the stars who survived turbulent times this year.


Best celebrity photos of 2018: A royal wedding, powerful performances and award show fun
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:56:02 -0500
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2018: The year of a royal wedding, powerful performances and fun red carpet moments. We're looking back at the best pics of your favorite stars.


Americans' message to Washington on the looming shutdown: Don't
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:31:23 -0500
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Poll: Americans overwhelmingly oppose a government shutdown, and they're inclined to blame President Trump and the GOP.


More teens are vaping, but binge drinking and opioid use are down
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:33:08 -0500
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Vaping nicotine nearly doubled among high school seniors, but use of other drugs and alcohol reached near historic lows.


Megyn Kelly chops off hair, looks forward to 'new beginnings'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:45:37 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Megyn Kelly hasn't hit the reboot button with her short new haircut. She's hit the rewind button and gone back to 2016 - back to when she was still on top.


Little John Daly making big impact, just like his father
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:57:53 -0500
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Little John Daly dresses garishly like his dad and can summon power easily like the old man. But the teenager isn't as vocal as two-time major winner.


Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander will not seek re-election in 2020
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:39:50 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, first elected in 2002, also served two terms as governor and as Secretary of Education under Pres. George H.W. Bush


A million pension checks risk huge cuts without this fix
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:55:59 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
About 120 pension plans, covering about 1.3 million people, are underfunded by $48.9 billion and could fail if a solution isn't found.


Aaron Rodgers keeps missing the mark, making life difficult for Packers
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:06:34 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Every week, Aaron Rodgers seems to miss open receivers or make inaccurate throws that were almost always completions in the past.


Trump tweet says wall is necessary for 'good Boarder Security.' Twitter erupts
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:42:32 -0500
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"Anytime you hear a Democrat saying that you can have good Boarder Security without a Wall, write them off," Trump tweeted.


Joan Collins argues consent culture is 'out of control': 'The world's gone nuts'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:28:55 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
"Dynasty" star Joan Collins said on "Good Morning Britain": "Is someone going to have to ask permission of the parents before they can kiss a girl?"


College student: Southwest Airlines made me abandon pet fish at airport
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:35:31 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
University of Colorado student Lanice Powless says Southwest wouldn't allow her to board with her pet fish or hold onto it until a friend could pick him up from the Denver airport.


These are the most expensive zip codes in the US this year
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:00:04 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
San Francisco has the greatest concentration of the most expensive zip codes, with four. New York City and Los Angeles are behind it with three each.


Mel B is 'healing' with family after 'severed' hand injury
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:45:17 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Mel B is "#healing" in England surrounded by her family and close friends after her hand injury, her two broken ribs and hours of surgery last week.


Megan Mullally reveals designers won't dress her for SAG Awards; Christian Siriano steps in
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:44:25 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Megan Mullally may have been tapped to host the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards, but the actress says her red carpet options are limited.


Christmas travel weather forecast: Mostly wet, but not white, for travelers this week
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:02:50 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
If you're one of the 112 million Americans traveling for Christmas, a soaking rainstorm could lead to air and road headaches later this week.


The best moments from Miss Universe
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:09:19 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The 2018 Miss Universe was held Sunday in Bangkok, and 94 women competed for the crown in the 67th edition of the pageant.


Can your employer require you to come into work in inclement weather? Ask HR
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:20:31 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Here are answers to some common questions about how workplaces handle - or should handle - inclement weather.


How House Democrats can save democracy and the rule of law: Impeach Donald Trump ASAP
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:36:31 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Trump has committed innumerable offenses not involving Russia collusion, right out in public. There are many good reasons for Democrats to impeach.


SafeSport suspends taekwondo coach who helped husband evade lifetime ban
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:52:41 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The U.S. Center for SafeSport has suspended a Florida taekwondo coach who helped her husband evade a lifetime ban for sexual misconduct.


Why Donald Trump won't be impeached. Look to Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:52:44 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Nixon's losing battle to remain in office, and Clinton's survival, suggest neither Trump nor his Democratic critics would risk a trial in the Senate


Affordable Care Act's 'tortured' history catches up with it. Does it have a future?
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:52:20 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Health care law supporters will have to show that the years of arguing it cannot function without the individual mandate were hyperbole or irrelevant.


The Trump difference: His world view makes him uniquely impervious to intelligence analysis
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:08:42 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Trump isn't the first president to disagree with intelligence analysis. But he's the first whose views aren't rooted in facts, logic and US interests.


A mini-Beatles reunion! Ringo Starr, Ron Wood join Paul McCartney onstage in London
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:43:12 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Paul McCartney was wrapping up his touring calendar for the year when he introduced a couple of unexpected guests: An old bandmate and an old rival.


One story from every state. Your daily 50-state roundup
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:46:20 -0500
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Fiona the hippo puts on a tutu in Ohio, a church gets a reprieve in Illinois, and more


Pauley Perrette, Sasha Alexander back ex-'NCIS' star Michael Weatherly amid harassment claims
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:23:31 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Pauley Perrette and Sasha Alexander are supporting their ex-'NCIS' co-star Michael Weatherly after Eliza Dushku accused him of sexual harassment.


The day in pictures
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:32:07 -0500
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Pete Davidson appears on 'SNL' after concerning social media post prompts police check
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:18:15 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
'SNL' star Pete Davidson got shockingly real about his daily struggle before deleting his Instagram account on Saturday. Police did a wellness check.


Ryan Zinke: The controversies that defined his tenure as Trump's Interior Secretary
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:10:39 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
A helicopter trip to catch a horseback ride. Proposed cuts to national parks. Here are some of the bigger issues during Ryan Zinke's two-year tenure.


Your kid's favorite cereal just got a fancy Disney makeover
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:51:49 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Kids of all ages will enjoy these fun, fruity eclairs that taste like the bottom of your childhood cereal bowl.


Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore calls out Steelers WR Antonio Brown for 'super dirty' play
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:51:37 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore took exception with a "dirty move" by Steelers receiver Antonio Brown during their game.


A deeper look at the face of hate
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:46:17 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
We look at how the demographics of hate crime perpetrators has changed in recent years.


Indians complete trade with Nats, get minor league infielder
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:39:56 -0500
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Indians complete trade with Nationals, acquire 21-year-old infielder


Twitter says resolved issue that could have exposed user country code
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:01:43 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Twitter Inc said on Monday it has resolved an issue with one of its complaint forms that could have revealed country code of phone numbers linked to account holders.


Czech cyber watchdog calls Huawei, ZTE products a security threat
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:50:24 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The Czech cyber watchdog warned network operators on Monday against using software or hardware made by Chinese telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE , saying they posed a security threat.


German union calls strike at Amazon warehouses
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:29:00 -0500
From feeds.reuters
German trade union Verdi called on workers at two Amazon logistic centers to strike on Monday, part of a long-running campaign for better pay and conditions.


South Africa's Naspers leads $540 million investment in Indian tech startup
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:27:16 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Naspers and Canada's state pension fund have invested $540 million in Indian educational technology startup Byju's, the South African internet giant said on Monday.


Bitcoin climbs above $3,400, headed for biggest daily rise in nearly three weeks
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:01:28 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Bitcoin rose sharply on Monday, climbing above $3,400 in a move traders ascribed to heavy buying on Japan and Hong Kong-based exchanges.


Foxconn not in settlement talks with Qualcomm in Apple battle: attorney
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:23:56 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The lead attorney for the group of Apple Inc device assemblers seeking at least $9 billion in damages from Qualcomm Inc said on Sunday the contract manufacturers are not in settlement talks with the mobile chip supplier and are "gearing up and heading toward the trial" in April.


As bitcoin trading shifts shape, big money stays away
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 07:20:57 -0500
From feeds.reuters
(This version of the December 7th story corrects spelling of first name to Erik (not Eric) in paragraph 21)


German regional state to sue VW over diesel scandal: FAZ
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 05:42:04 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg plans to sue Volkswagen over the carmaker's cheating of emissions tests, newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported on Monday.


Costs for early retirement of workers to slash Bezeq's 2018 profit
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 04:26:21 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Bezeq Israel Telecom said on Monday its expected 2018 annual profit would fall by almost half after approving a cost cutting plan to retire 337 workers early at an expense of 512 million shekels ($136 million).


Uber welcomes, unions criticize UK plan to maintain flexible gig economy
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 04:04:32 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Uber Technologies Inc welcomed on Monday the British government's response to a review into workplace rights, which looks set to preserve the business models of gig economy companies, but unions rubbished the business ministry's plans.


Careem launches delivery service, expects to close funding round soon
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 03:34:00 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Careem launched a delivery service covering everything from takeaway food to pharmaceuticals on Monday, diversifying from its core Middle East ride-hailing business and increasing competition with rival Uber Technologies.


Canada gets consular access to second man detained in China
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 02:53:20 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Canadian diplomats gained consular access on Sunday to the second of two men detained by China over the past week, Canada's foreign ministry said in a statement that gave few details, as China said it was ensuring their rights were protected.


Standoff over Trump border wall puts U.S. Congress in budget 'pickle'
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:57:05 -0500
From feeds.reuters
President Donald Trump and Congress, embroiled in a feud over his proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall, have only five days to reach a deal before a partial government shutdown could leave about a quarter of the federal workforce without paychecks.


Global stocks dip as 'Santa Claus rally' elusive, oil rises
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:53:43 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Broad stock declines in Europe and the United States dragged world equity markets lower on Monday, adding to a sell-off that has sent global stocks near 17-month lows.


U.S. ethanol producers seek pricing reform as markets plunge, ADM sells
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:49:57 -0500
From feeds.reuters
U.S. ethanol producers stung by collapsing prices are seeking changes to the way benchmark values for the biofuel are established, arguing the current system used by exchanges is vulnerable to manipulation, according to sources.


Democrats jostle over investigations into Trump's finances, Russia ties
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:47:36 -0500
From feeds.reuters
With less than three weeks to go before they take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrats are jockeying to lead overlapping investigations into President Donald Trump in a scramble that could cause headaches for Nancy Pelosi, who is expected to be House speaker.


Wall St. sinks; Gundlach says U.S. stock are in bear market
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:46:31 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Wall Street slid 1 percent on Monday, weighed down by retailers and health stocks and after DoubleLine's Jeffrey Gundlach said U.S. equities are in a long-term bear market and that the Federal Reserve should not raise rates this week.


Facing opposition, Britain's May will bring Brexit deal back to parliament
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:15:41 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she would bring her Brexit deal back to parliament for a vote in mid-January, pledging to get assurances from the European Union to break the deadlock over Britain's departure from the bloc.


UK's Labour calls May no confidence vote over Brexit vote timing
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:14:52 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said he was calling for a no confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May -- a largely symbolic gesture -- for not putting her Brexit plan to a vote by lawmakers immediately.


Exclusive: Venezuela creditors demand payment on $1.5 billion defaulted bond - lawyer
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:02:50 -0500
From feeds.reuters
A group of creditors has demanded payment on $1.5 billion in defaulted Venezuelan bond, their lawyer said on Monday, kicking off a long-awaited showdown between creditors and the crisis-wracked OPEC nation.


Czech cyber watchdog calls Huawei, ZTE products a security threat
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:50:24 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The Czech cyber watchdog warned network operators on Monday against using software or hardware made by Chinese telecom equipment suppliers Huawei and ZTE , saying they posed a security threat.


Fed draws White House fire as it prepares to raise rates
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:35:55 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Just two days before the Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates for a fourth time this year, U.S. President Donald Trump and his top trade adviser on Monday ratcheted up their criticism of the central bank's monetary tightening.


Top U.S. fund managers prepare for bear market in small company stocks
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:29:46 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The shares of small companies in the U.S. haven't technically fallen into a bear market yet, but several top-performing fund managers are acting as if it is inevitable.


Nissan CEO calls on Renault to listen to detail of Ghosn allegations
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 12:10:47 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Nissan Motor's CEO called on directors at alliance partner Renault to heed its reasons for sacking former Chairman Carlos Ghosn over alleged financial misconduct amid tensions over how to handle the fallout from his arrest.


Saudi Arabia denounces U.S. Senate resolutions on Khashoggi, Yemen
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:51:16 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Saudi Arabia on Monday denounced U.S. Senate resolutions calling for an end to U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blaming Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying they were based on unsubstantiated claims.


China, EU lambast United States for miring WTO in crisis
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:37:37 -0500
From feeds.reuters
The United States came under fire from China and the European Union on Monday, accused by both major trading partners of taking protectionist measures and bringing the World Trade Organization (WTO) to its knees.


China says U.S. has brought back 'the ghost of unilateralism' to WTO
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:37:37 -0500
From feeds.reuters
China said on Monday that the Trump administration's trade measures on items from steel to intellectual property taken under the guise national security were "bringing back to life the ghost of unilateralism".


J&J shares extend losses; company defends Baby Powder as safe
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:32:44 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Shares of Johnson & Johnson slipped another 2 percent on Monday, extending losses following Friday's Reuters report that the healthcare conglomerate knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder.


Britain's Labour claims credit for forcing new date for Brexit vote
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:57:08 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Britain's main opposition Labour Party said on Monday Prime Minister Theresa May had only offered a date for a new vote on her Brexit deal because it had threatened to call for a motion of no confidence in her.


UK's May says rescheduling Brexit vote in parliament for mid-Jan
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:50:12 -0500
From feeds.reuters
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that she intended to re-schedule a delayed vote in parliament on her Brexit plan in the week starting on Jan. 14.


Philippines wins fourth Miss Universe crown
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 10:15:26 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Catriona Gray from the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday, the fourth time the Southeast Asian country has won the international beauty pageant.


Malaysia charges Goldman Sachs, ex-bankers in 1MDB probe
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:44:27 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Malaysia on Monday filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of the U.S. bank's former employees in connection with an investigation into suspected corruption and money laundering at state fund 1MDB.


Rediscovering truth: African storytellers tap into rich tradition
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:13:13 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Why don't chickens fly? When did the moon learn to be kind?


China struggles to shed reputation as global capital of art copies
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:32:17 -0500
From feeds.reuters
Ma Chunyan's hands appear to hold Vincent Van Gogh's swirling dreamscape vision of the night sky, the painter's iconic work "The Starry Night".


'The Favourite' corset dresses go on display at Kensington Palace
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:49:50 -0500
From feeds.reuters
(The story has been corrected to officially remove reference to brocade in final paragraph after Historic Royal Palaces corrects statement)


Widow savages her sugar daddy on Insta one year after his death
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A sugar baby has savaged her deceased husband in a brutal post on Instagram on social media.

Women pay more than $1700 on injections to help with orgasms
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WHEN it comes to orgasms a or lack of them a many women suffer in silence.

The aftermath of receiving athe worst breakup text evera
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A few weeks ago, I had an editor of mine asking for revenge dating stories.

This woman claims she got the aworst breakup text of all timea
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Our first encounter was like something out of a a90s rom-com about a woman holidaying in Portugal.

Kmart predator aparentas worst nightmarea
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A paedophile who was caught masturbating in front of a little girl in a Kmart toy aisle while he was on bail for sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl has been jailed.

Expert guide to cooking the perfect Christmas ham
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Australians prefer a juicy ham to a stringy old turkey at Christmas. Last year Woolworths sold 550,000 wood-smoked hams in the lead-up to the big day, compared to just 80,000 turkeys.

aIad do it againa: Protester defiant after actions stopped theme park shows
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Tempers flared when audience members who paid to watch the popular Australian Outback Spectacular show on the weekend were ambushed by protesters.

Warning after horror work party incident
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A Hobart mum has spoken out about a horror drink spiking experience she had while out with her colleagues at an end-of-year event.

Miss Australia misses out on top 10 spot at Miss Universe competition
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Miss Universe pageant has kicked off in Bangkok with Miss Philippines contestant - and a once Queensland resident - taking out the crown for 2018.

Prada stunned by ablackfacea backlash
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Luxury brand Prada has been forced to pull a line of products from stores after it was accused of racism.

Inquest of girl crushed by a statue recommends strict masonry checks
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Indy Henderson was just three years old when she was crushed by an Anzac memorial in front of her family as they celebrated her grandmotheras birthday.

aHugely deceiveda: Aussies caught in scam
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Forty Australians have been duped into donating more than $480,000 to a charity scam that coerced children into a fake orphanage.

Good Samaritan driver helps couple through floods
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A Queensland couple has inadvertently catapulted a good Samaritan truck driver to social media fame after sharing the heartwarming way he helped them through floodwaters.

Young boy loses eye after being shot with Nerf gun
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A nine-year-old boy who was hit in the eye by a toy arrow six years ago has had to have it removed after his mate shot a Nerf gun pellet at it, injuring it further.

Nearly a third of people think Santa should be female or gender neutral
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Santa Claus should be gender neutral according to more than 15 per cent of Brits surveyed on how to modernise Christmas.Those questioned on how to update Father Christmas were asked whether he should be male, female or gender neutral.

Toddlers die apainful deathsa being left in car
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A teenage mum has been jailed for 40 years after she left her two daughters to die in a 48 degree car while she smoked marijuana and partied with friends.

School teaches aboys can have periods tooa
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Students at a UK primary school will now be told that boys can have periods too under new sex education guidance.

Jackie Oas steamy Instagram post
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Jackie aOa Henderson has shared a stunning swimsuit photo on Instagram just days after her estranged husband was spotted with a mystery brunette.

My enlightening meeting with a self-taught dominatrix
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Itas my first time paying a dominatrix and my hands are a little shaky as I pull out two fifties and two twenties.

Angry scenes at popular theme parks as protests turn ugly
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Fun family days out across the weekend have turned ugly as apeacefula protesters storm Gold Coast theme parks.

Meghan and Kate will unite for Christmas with the Queen
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Despite salacious rumours of a bitter royal feud between Meghan and Kate, it seems the Duchesses will spend Christmas Day together.

Miss Universe Pageant makes huge change
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Women will be ruling this years Miss Universe pageant, but not just on the stage.

The Beauty Diary: The $70 cult face mask you need to try
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Beauty brands love to launch new products around this time of year.

Catholic priestas appalling sermon
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There are calls for a Catholic priest in the US to be removed after he told the funeral of a teenage boy that he might be blocked from heaven because he committed suicide.

Johnson & Johnson deny knowing about asbestos in baby powder
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Johnson & Johnson is forcefully denying a media report that it knew for decades about the existence of trace amounts of asbestos in its baby powder.

The Melbourne cafe being super aMelbournea and banning takeaway
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Takeaway coffee has become a preferred method for busy Australians with many opting for the speedier way of getting their caffeine fix as opposed to sitting in a cafe.

Kate Iselin: The end to violence against sex workers canat come soon enough
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December 17 is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.

New York hotspot Charley St has Aussie flavour
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With a mint-coloured logo, painted white brick walls and an Australian flavour, Charley St a not a astreeta but a cafe a is gaining serious attention in New York.

Most popular porn search term revealed
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The 2018 numbers are in and Australian Pornhub users have spoken: lesbian videos are the most popular porn category in the country.

Sing your favourite festive tunes at Carols In The Domain
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Sing your favourite holiday melodies with your favourite Aussie stars at Carols In The Domain or take the kids out for a fun family day at the Christmas Wonderland.