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At least 17 people were killed in a blast in western Ghana on Thursday after a motorcycle collided with a vehicle carrying explosives, according to officials.

At least seven fighters from the US-allied Syrian Democratic Forces were killed when ISIS attempted to break thousands of its fighters out of a Syrian prison on Thursday, an attack underlining concerns the terror group could be quietly resurging.

Airstrikes kill 70 and knock out internet in Yemen
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:00:18 GMT
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aC/ Analysis: A drone attack in Abu Dhabi could mark dangerous turning point for Middle East

Canadian high school named after Prince Andrew to be renamed
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 21:09:37 GMT
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The Prince Andrew High School in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, will be renamed as the sex abuse civil case against the British royal continues moving forward in the United States, school officials say.

Major airlines say the 5G doomsday scenario is over
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:13:43 GMT
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Airline executives breathed a sigh of relief to their investors Thursday, saying they believe the threat to their operations from the rollout of 5G technology is now behind them.

FBI: Gabby Petitoas Boyfriend Admitted to Killing Her in Notebook
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 23:06:17 +0000
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(FORT COLLINS, Colo.) -- The boyfriend of slain cross-country traveler Gabby Petito admitted killing her in a notebook discovered near his body in a Florida swamp, the FBI announced Friday. It was the first time authorities squarely pinned the blame for Petito"s death on Brian Laundrie, though he was the prime suspect all along. Investigators...

Town Fires 3 Cops Charged in Death of 8-Year-Old Girl
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 20:14:16 +0000
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Fanta Bility was shot while leaving a football game in August 2021, and prosecutors initially charged 2 teenagers in her death before filing charges against the police officers

Dad movies, at least among those who aren"t actual dads, tend to be undervalued pleasures; they pluck a certain satisfying, resonant chord, often without being particularly flashy. Munich: The Edge of War, directed by Christian Schwochow and adapted from Robert Harris" 2017 novel, is the ultimate dad movie: its setting is the 1938 Munich conference...

Why Itas Still So Complicated to Get Free Home Covid Tests
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:31:13 +0000
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This week, nearly two full years into the on-going pandemic, the Biden Administration told Americans that they would, at long last, be given access to free, rapid COVID-19 tests -- a key tool in containing the spread of the virus. The government"s plan was two-fold. First, on Jan. 15, federal agencies implemented new rules requiring...

Iam Vaccinated, Boosted and Had COVID-19. Can I Go Back to Normal Now?
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:37:50 +0000
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Here"s what we know so far about COVID-19 immunity

Boosters Are Effective Against Delta and Omicron Variants in Studies
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:36:40 +0000
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Booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines were at least 90% effective in preventing hospitalizations

Schools may be a local issue, but how they are run--especially during the pandemic--can stoke the outrage politics that define many state and national races. Democrats, to their grief, learned as much in November when Republican Glenn Youngkin thumped a former Democratic governor by harping on the disastrous performance of the state"s schools when COVID-19...

Louie Anderson, Emmy-Winning Comedian, Dies at 68
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:03:21 +0000
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LOS ANGELES -- Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series "Baskets," died Friday. He was 68. Anderson died at a hospital in Las Vegas of complications from cancer, said Glenn Schwartz, his longtime publicist. Anderson had a...

SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Netflix delivered its latest quarter of disappointing subscriber growth during the final three months of last year, a trend that management foresees continuing into the new year as tougher competition is undercutting the video streaming leader. The Los Gatos, California, company added 8.3 million worldwide subscribers during the October-December period, about...

Late Wednesday night, Democratic Senators suffered a stinging defeat when their months-long effort to pass sweeping voting-rights reform was torpedoed by the entire Republican caucus--with help from two of their own: Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. Democrats had hoped to pass two bills: the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would have...

The New York City Police Department has arrested a woman accused of spitting on an 8-year-old Jewish boy outside a Brooklyn synagogue last week, authorities said.

A windstorm is forecast to bring strong and possibly damaging winds to the western US, starting the weekend.

The Supreme Court"s response to recent controversy over the justices" masking practices reveals its studied lack of transparency and that, regardless of tensions among the nine, they will close ranks, particularly against the press.

Democratic secretaries of state group posts record fundraising
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 13:22:12 GMT
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The Democratic Association of Secretaries of State and its affiliated groups raised $4.5 million last year -- a record haul for the group and the latest indication of the heightened interest in once-sleepy down-ballot races for state election chiefs.

Cmdr. Billie Farrell on Friday became the first female to captain the USS Constitution in the historic warship"s 224-year history.

Three recent ads from Republican Senate candidates explicitly echo the false claim that the 2020 election was rigged or stolen, illustrating how lies from former President Donald Trump and his allies continue to drive GOP messaging ahead of the 2022 midterms.

Bitcoin tumbles as crypto continues its downward slide
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:59:34 GMT
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Cryptocurrencies have had a dismal start to the year, and continue to plunge as major economies around the world look to curb their growing popularity.

Stocks are off to a tough start this year. The tech-heavy Nasdaq is already in a correction, a more than 10% drop. And if one the most influential hedge fund managers is to be believed, this could be only the beginning of a very painful time for investors.

Dive team solves cold case
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UN condemns Saudi-led air strike on Yemen prison
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 22:29:10 GMT
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The air strike by a Saudi-led coalition on a detention centre on Friday killed more than 70 people.

Ukraine tension: US and Russia hold "frank" talks
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:28:00 GMT
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Their top diplomats say they want to pursue dialogue as fears of Russian military action persist.

Meat Loaf: Stars pay tribute to "one-off" Bat Out Of Hell singer
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 17:41:50 GMT
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The Bat Out Of Hell singer is remembered by musicians including Cher, Brian May and Bonnie Tyler.

Afghan women taken from their homes after speaking out
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 20:50:18 GMT
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The BBC searches for an Afghan woman removed from her home after protesting against Taliban rule.

Mother sues Meta and Snap over daughter"s suicide
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 21:42:58 GMT
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A Connecticut woman alleges her daughter"s "extreme" addiction to social media led to her death.

Gabby Petito: Boyfriend of blogger "responsible" for her murder
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 22:56:45 GMT
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Brian Laundrie admitted in a journal to killing Gabby Petito during a cross-country trip, says the FBI.

Ghana blast: Many feared dead after huge explosion near Bogoso
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:36:40 GMT
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Videos show many destroyed buildings after a truck carrying explosives to a gold mine hit a motorbike.

Carlow body: Inquiry after "dead man" taken into post office
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 22:52:48 GMT
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Reports suggest a deceased pensioner was "propped up by two men" who tried to claim his pension.

Hanifa Abubakar: Nigeria outrage at Kano schoolgirl killing
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:16:49 GMT
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Hanifa Abubakar was allegedly kidnapped for ransom and then killed by the owner of her school.

The shy man behind the hard-rocking extrovert
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:03:24 GMT
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The singer who popularised a melodramatic bombastic style of rock music.

Five slices of Meat Loaf: Iconic moments on the BBC
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:44:57 GMT
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He"d do anything for fun... Watch our highlights from Meat Loaf"s many BBC appearances over the decades.

Meat Loaf: The music legend"s life in video
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 08:52:39 GMT
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Remembering Bat Out of Hell star Meat Loaf who has died at the age of 74.

The radio station bringing worried Tongans together
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 00:05:55 GMT
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A community broadcaster in Brisbane, Australia, is bringing information and support following the tsunami.

Hong Kong: Secret rescue network to evade hamster Covid cull
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 12:16:21 GMT
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An underground network of animal lovers is helping Hong Kong hamster owners avoid a government cull.