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Ex-Portugal PM Guterres still on top in U.N. chief race

kyodonews - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 09:02
NEW YORK - Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres remains the frontrunner for the next United Nation...
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Washington Monument closed indefinitely till lift gets put right

japantimes - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 08:45

The Washington Monument is closing indefinitely because of ongoing problems with its elevator, the latest in a series of woes for one of the city’s most enduring tourist attractions. The National Park Service announced Monday that the monument, which draws 600,000 visitors a year, will remain closed until its elevator control system can be modernized, […]

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Did Prince George snub Justin Trudeau?

cnn - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 08:44
Royal tot refuses high five, leaves Canadian Prime Minister hanging. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on Prince George's first "snub."
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Paying to modernize U.S. nuclear arsenal to be left to next president

japantimes - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 08:38

In this flat, windy expanse just south of the Canadian border, U.S. Air Force pilots fly the same bombers their grandfathers flew, using mid-20th century cables and pulleys. Each spring, the airmen and airwomen must clear melting snow from the steel and concrete doors of the silos that house 150 nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles scattered across […]

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The rest secret

bbc - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 08:37
The results of the world’s largest survey on rest suggest that to feel truly rested, we need to get away from other people.
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The six lives of Boko Haram's leader

bbc - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 08:31
Abubakar Shekau, leader of Islamist group Boko Haram has once more released a video to reject reports that he had been killed. He has been reported dead five times already.
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Grim odyssey

bbc - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 08:25
Asylum seekers - mainly Afghan and Pakistani men - leave Austria for Italy, but they face bleak conditions in the city of Udine, Bethany Bell reports.
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Mourners set to mark two years since deadly Ontake eruption in Nagano

japantimes - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 08:23

The deadliest eruption in decades that occurred on Mount Ontake in central Japan killing dozens of mountaineers marks two years Tuesday, with next of kin and others mourning the loss of their loved ones. A total of 58 people were killed and the bodies of five still remain to be retrieved after the 3,067-meter volcano […]

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30 doctors left for Aleppo’s 300,000 trapped civilians amid ‘new hell’ brought by Russia, Assad

japantimes - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 08:20

Syria’s Aleppo faced worsening food and medical shortages on Monday and warplanes again pounded the city as Russia condemned what it called “unacceptable” Western rhetoric after allegations of war crimes. A fresh wave of intense airstrikes battered Aleppo’s opposition-controlled east, said an AFP correspondent in the city facing its worst violence in years. During an […]

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Can Mexico's supercar compete with the best?

cnn - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 08:14
When you think of famous car-producing nations, the odds you thought Mexico would be nil at best.
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Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi: The vandal of Timbuktu

bbc - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 08:05
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi has pleaded guilty to destroying sacred sites in Timbuktu, Mali, in the first case concerning cultural artefacts at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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Cheek by jowl

bbc - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 08:05
Colombia-based photographer Nicolas Bedoya, a co-founder of photojournalism collective Vela Colectivo, visits an area in Colombia's Antioquia province where rebels will gather to disarm following the peace agreement signed on 26 September between the Farc and the Colombian government.
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'People are dying'

bbc - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 08:04
The lucrative counterfeit drugs trade causes hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Technology can help fight it, but are big pharma and governments doing enough?
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Reid signals possible solution to funding stalemate

cnn - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 08:01
Four days before the government is scheduled to run out of money, lawmakers on Capitol Hill remain at odds about whether to add millions of dollars for Flint, Michigan, to a spending bill to keep agencies operating.
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Ryder Cup 2016: Bubba Watson named as fifth United States vice-captain

bbc - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 07:56
The United States name Bubba Watson as Ryder Cup vice-captain, plus both teams will pay their respects to golf great Arnold Palmer on Friday.
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Disposable women

bbc - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 07:56
Women in South Asia are being used and abandoned by the British Asian men who marry them. Should their treatment be classed as a form of domestic violence?
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Bridgegate: Officials planned to make 'traffic jam as bad as possible'

cnn - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 07:41
Former Port Authority executives and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie staffers planned to make the traffic from the September 2013 lane closures at the George Washington Bridge "as bad as possible," according to testimony heard in federal court Monday.
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Houston roadside gunman killed by cops had pistol, tommy gun, thousands of rounds

japantimes - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 07:39

A disgruntled lawyer had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning, hitting six people, before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said. Another three people had injuries from glass or debris. The gunman was wearing military-style apparel with […]

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Japan versions of TPP documents turn up 18 mistranslated parts

japantimes - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 07:35

Eighteen mistranslated parts have been found in the official Japanese translation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership documents, it was learned on Monday. The Foreign Ministry reported the mistranslations at a meeting with the main opposition force, the Democratic Party, on the day. The ministry notified the party of its intention to correct the Japanese documents, which […]

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Trump's tax plan could hike taxes on middle and low-income families

cnn - Tue, 09/27/2016 - 07:30
Batchelder estimates that roughly 20% of households with minor children and more than half of single parents could end up paying more in taxes than they do today. These groups include about 25 million adults and 15 million children.
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