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Inside Singapore's legal red-light district

World - Wed, 11/25/2020 - 00:36
"Ok, now we're about to walk past a corner selling sex drugs, see if you can spot the different pills."

Harrabin: Now will the Treasury go green?

Science & Nature - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 22:43
As Boris Johnson is driving UK emissions down, is his chancellor preparing to drive them back up?

At least 600 civilians were killed in northern Ethiopia massacre, rights commission says

World - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 18:37
Forces battling Ethiopia's federal government have vowed to continue the fight in the north of the country, despite a 72-hour ultimatum to surrender from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, raising fears of further bloodshed in a conflict that threatens to destabilize the Horn of Africa.

Elon Musk becomes world's second richest person

Science & Nature - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 17:53
The tech billionaire overtakes Bill Gates after Tesla shares soar on S&P acceptance

'Jeopardy!' names Ken Jennings as its first interim host after death of Alex Trebek

Entertainment - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 17:48
Following the death of longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek earlier this month, the quiz show has now announced it will resume production, with a new interim host in the meantime.

Covid-19 crisis will cost airlines $157 billion, says IATA

World - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 17:23
More huge losses are looming for the airline industry as carriers brace for the Covid-19 crisis to extend well into 2021.

'Dancing with the Stars' crowns a new champ

Entertainment - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 17:19
One celebrity dancer has a new Mirrorball Trophy headed for their mantel.

'Hillbilly Elegy' turns J.D. Vance's memoir into a dreary movie

Entertainment - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 17:19
"Hillbilly Elegy," J.D. Vance's 2016 memoir, won praise for its insight into the forgotten folk whose poverty and hopelessness prompted them to embrace Donald Trump as a political force. That sociology aspect is mostly lost in Netflix's dreary movie adaptation, which focuses on one family trapped in a circular pattern of dysfunction, and how the son escaped it.

This new firm will count the Queen as a client

World - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 16:52
A UK investment company with ties to Queen Elizabeth II is teaming up with an American rival that manages money for some members of the family behind Forbes Magazine.

Jennifer Grey talks 'Dirty Dancing 2' without Patrick Swayze

Entertainment - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 15:36
The "Dirty Dancing" sequel is special to star Jennifer Grey, but she's well aware it won't be the same without Patrick Swayze.

Miley Cyrus 'fell off' during the pandemic -- but is now two weeks sober

Entertainment - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 15:19
Miley Cyrus is being open about how she too has struggled during the pandemic.

Taylor Swift 'folklore' sessions debuts on Disney+

Entertainment - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 15:02
Thanksgiving is coming early for the Swifties.

French man fined for breaching lockdown to 'smash a guy's face in'

World - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 14:56
A French man has been fined for breaking lockdown rules after declaring in a written statement that he was leaving his house to "smash a guy's face in," police told CNN.

Call for coronavirus screening at mink farms

Science & Nature - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 12:52
Surveillance of farmed mink for coronavirus should be mandatory, says a top scientist.

Jennifer Lopez accused of copying Beyoncé at the American Music Awards

Entertainment - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 12:11
From the outfit to the hair to the chair dancing and lighting, Jennifer Lopez's American Music Awards performance Sunday night looked very familiar to some.

Biden cabinet: John Kerry named climate envoy as inner circle get key posts

Science & Nature - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 11:40
Joe Biden is nominating one of the leading architects of the Paris climate agreement as his climate envoy.

Germany will require companies to put women on their boards

World - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 10:09
Germany's coalition government has agreed to a mandatory quota for women on the boards of listed companies in what's being hailed as a landmark moment for Europe's biggest economy.

Pope Francis refers to China's Uyghurs as 'persecuted' for the first time

World - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 09:01
Pope Francis has for the first time publicly named China's Uyghur minority among a list of the world's persecuted peoples, breaking his silence on allegations of widespread human rights abuses in the country's far-western Xinjiang region.

Analysis of CCTV footage from Lekki toll gate raises new questions about shooting

World - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 08:59
It was supposed to be the key piece of evidence. But when it came, the Lagos State government's security camera footage of the Lekki toll gate shooting did not capture everything.

Satellite images appear to show China developing area along disputed border with India and Bhutan

World - Tue, 11/24/2020 - 08:25
New satellite images appear to show China has built up an area in the Himalayas along a disputed border with India and Bhutan that was the site of a months-long standoff in 2017.
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