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The 10-year-old Liberian girl dreaming of Real Madrid

bbc - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:24
Jessica Quachie was spotted by an academy and now plays in international tournaments against boys.
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Turkey coup trial: The lives on hold

bbc - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:19
As the mass trial over 2016's attempted coup continues, the BBC meets those left behind.
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Will Hollywood's sexual-misconduct reckoning result in lasting change?

cnn - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:07
Since the Harvey Weinstein allegations surfaced, Hollywood has been buffeted by waves of new sexual-misconduct allegations against people both in front of and behind the camera. The question now is whether and how the entertainment industry can transform that outpouring of outrage and disgust into action.
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Yemen crisis: Where power cuts threaten babies' lives

bbc - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:07
Hospitals in Yemen could run out of fuel in three weeks. The BBC reports from one of them.
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Opinion: Forget politics; it's time to out all sexual predators

cnn - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:50
There's a bad case of selective amnesia spreading through Washington these days and it has infected the public debate about sexual harassment.
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Yemen blockade: Saudi foreign affairs minister defends sanctions

bbc - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:44
Saudi Arabia's foreign affairs minister defends sanctions on Yemen, as the UN warns millions will die.
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Samurai Japan beats South Korea in 10-inning thriller in Atsunori Inaba’s debut as manager

japantimes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:44
Atsunori Inaba’s first game in charge of Samurai Japan had a little bit of everything. There were big plays, clutch hits and rallies in the ...
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Franken accuser speaks to CNN (full interview)

cnn - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:26
Radio news anchor Leeann Tweeden speaks with CNN's Jake Tapper after accusing Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) of groping her and kissing her without her consent in 2006.
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Democrats on the defensive following Franken revelations

cnn - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:57
Democrats and allied liberal groups are on the defensive -- and cautiously weighing their next steps -- amid revelations of sexual harassment and assault by Minnesota Sen. Al Franken.
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Meek Mill case shows system's vengeful aspect

cnn - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:49
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The 13 Republicans who voted 'no'

cnn - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:41
The House of Representatives passed major tax reform legislation Thursday, despite 13 House Republicans joining all House Democrats to oppose the bill.
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Analysis: There's a massive moral vacuum in the country

cnn - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:39
When an "Access Hollywood" tape featuring Donald Trump making comments about how money and power allowed him to grab women in their private parts without penalty -- and he still won the White House -- we knew there would be political and cultural repercussions.
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Hakuho denies Harumafuji hit fellow wrestler Takanoiwa with beer bottle

japantimes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:27
Yokozuna sumo grand champion Hakuho on Thursday denied allegations that Harumafuji, also a yokozuna, used a beer bottle in assaulting junior wrestler Takanoiwa while drinking ...
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Trump cheers on House GOP ranks as they pass tax bill seen favoring rich and dooming vital deductions

japantimes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:27
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a broad package of tax cuts affecting businesses, individuals and families on Thursday, moving Republicans and President Donald Trump ...
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Thai van driver charged over traffic deaths of four Japanese tourists, guide

japantimes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:27
The driver of a minivan that rammed into a truck last week in Ayutthaya, central Thailand, resulting in the deaths of five passengers, including four ...
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New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez’s bribery trial ends in hung jury

japantimes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:26
The federal bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday with the jury hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New ...
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Deadly California shooting rampage throws spotlight on homemade ‘ghost guns’

japantimes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:26
The gunman who killed his wife and four others in a rampage in Northern California this week found an easy way around a court order ...
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Free Press threatens to sue after FCC weakens limits on owning newspapers, TV stations

japantimes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:25
Federal regulators are loosening rules meant to support independent local media.Now, one company can own both newspapers and TV stations in one market, undoing a ...
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German court rules Kuwait Airways can ban Israelis, sparking Jewish outcry

japantimes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:25
A German court ruled on Thursday that Kuwait Airways had the right to refuse to carry an Israeli passenger due to his nationality, a verdict ...
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News anchorwoman accuses U.S. Sen. Al Franken of unwanted groping, kiss in 2006, gets apology

japantimes - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 07:25
A radio broadcaster accused U.S. Sen. Al Franken on Thursday of touching her breasts while she slept and forcing a kiss on her in 2006 ...
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