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Emirati woman begs for asylum after fleeing family

World - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 08:29
An Emirati woman who fled to the Republic of Macedonia has made a desperate plea for help after her asylum request was rejected by the Balkan state.

Environment in multiple crises - report

Science & Nature - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 08:07
Policymakers are not grasping the seriousness of what we’re doing to the planet, a think-tank warns.

Britain to send aircraft carrier to Pacific on first operational mission

World - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 06:03
Britain's new aircraft carrier will go to the Pacific on its first operational mission, Defense Minister Gavin Williamson has revealed.

How bad is China's economic slump? It's impossible to tell

World - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 03:12
Companies and executives around the world are desperately trying to gauge the severity of China's economic slowdown. But getting a clear picture is very difficult.

Chinese billionaire stripped of visa calls Australia 'a giant baby'

World - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 02:57
A Chinese billionaire and political donor has called Australia a "giant baby" after it revoked his permanent residency amid concerns over China's growing foreign influence.

Richard Gere, 69, and wife Alejandra welcome baby boy

Entertainment - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 02:05
Richard Gere is a dad again.

Ordnance Survey to launch mapping drone

Science & Nature - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:46
The mapping organisation's craft will collect images and data for businesses and organisations to use.

Dogs' becoming major threat' to wildlife

Science & Nature - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:22
Feral and free-ranging dogs are the third worst human-introduced predators, posing a major threat to wildlife.

Google's latest trick to stop you from getting lost

World - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:17
Google Maps wants to make it easier for people find their way in busy urban spaces, and it thinks large cartoon arrows can help.

Battle to push ISIS out of its last Syrian enclave intensifies

World - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 00:43
The unmistakable sound of automatic machine gunfire pierced the early morning, sometime before 7:00 am. While it was not unusual to wake up to the cacophony of war—be it coalition bombing from airstrikes or gunfire—this was different.

Why polar bears are invading human settlements

Science & Nature - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 22:49
Why is a part of Russia in a state of emergency over polar bears?

Grammys can celebrate hitting flat ratings note

Entertainment - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 21:28
The Grammy Awards were hardly perfect, but they offered their share of satisfying moments and buzzworthy miscues, as well as an eclectic mix of performers and winners. So a collective sigh of relief is surely emanating from the award-show industrial complex, after the show's ratings were basically flat compared to last year.

Bob Costas and NBC broke up over concussion remarks

Entertainment - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 20:53
Bob Costas told ESPN in an exclusive interview published on Sunday that the reason he was cut from hosting Super Bowl LII was because of public remarks he made about the detrimental effects of concussions on football players.

Iran marks 40 years of the revolution with nostalgia and threats

World - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 18:52
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stood before a big crowd celebrating the Islamic Revolution's 40th anniversary on Monday and vowed to boost his country's military and ballistic missile program, defying US pressure and sanctions.

They left Venezuela for a better life -- now they're selling their bodies

World - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 18:50
The human toll of the Venezuelan crisis is evident in the women's faces.

Top US general says defeat in Syria wouldn't 'mean the end' for ISIS

World - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 18:31
As the assault to retake ISIS's last enclave of territory in Syria continues, the top US general overseeing the fight against the terror group warned Monday that if the terror group loses that fight it "doesn't mean the end of the organization."

'Like a torpedo:' England fires Six Nations warning

World - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 17:30
A year after enduring its worst ever set of results in a Six Nations championship, England has started the 2019 tournament at a canter.

Smokey Robinson calls Jennifer Lopez Motown tribute complainers 'stupid'

Entertainment - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 16:33
Before they even hit the stage Sunday night at the Grammys for a tribute to Motown, Smokey Robinson was defending the selection of Jennifer Lopez.

Alicia Keys shines as Grammys host

Entertainment - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 14:46
Alicia Keys took us to "Club Keys" as host of the Grammys on Sunday night, and viewers seem open to becoming regulars.

This was a Grammys of firsts

Entertainment - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 14:37
The 61st annual Grammy Awards were pretty historical, from women to rap and several "firsts."
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