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Bus hijacking standoff ends after police shoot suspect

World - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:41
Police have shot an armed man who was holding an undetermined number of passengers hostage on a bus hijacked on a bridge in Rio de Janeiro ending the standoff.

Hawaii protests continue against a volcano telescope

Science & Nature - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 12:01
Celebrities have joined protestors in Hawaii as a campaign to stop the building of a telescope on a volcano enters its sixth week.

Baidu just gave its suffering shareholders a little bit of hope

World - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:59
Baidu has had an abysmal year. But investors aren't ready to write off the company just yet.

Nasa confirms ocean moon mission

Science & Nature - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:50
Scientists working on a mission to the ocean moon of Europa can proceed with the final design and construction of the spacecraft, Nasa has said.

Twitter cracks down on state media

World - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:44

Asian markets mixed after latest trade developments, China sets key rate lower

World - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:37
Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as China took the next, critical step in a long-awaited money management reform, and as the United States gave the Chinese tech company Huawei a slight reprieve in Washington's ongoing trade war with Beijing.

Chandrayaan-2: India spacecraft begins orbiting Moon

Science & Nature - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 10:41
The $145m Chandrayaan-2 aims to become the first space mission to land on the Moon's south pole.

Another massive ocean garbage patch found

World - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 09:01
Within the Atlantic Ocean is the world's only sea without shores, its borders defined by the currents of the North Atlantic gyre. The Sargasso Sea takes its name from sargassum, a free-floating golden brown seaweed that is a haven for hatchling sea turtles and hundreds of other marine species who use it to feed, grow and hide from predators. But the sargassum is now home to objects wholly unnatural too.

Rape victim at center of controversial abortion trial acquitted

World - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 05:27
A young rape survivor who'd been accused of inducing an abortion and previously sentenced to 30 years in prison was acquitted of all charges by an El Salvador judge Monday at the conclusion of a retrial.

High schoolers seen in video giving Nazi salute and singing Nazi marching song

World - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 03:47
Another group of high school students has been caught on video giving the Nazi salute.

'Good Boys' wins the weekend at the box office

Entertainment - Tue, 08/20/2019 - 00:05
Seth Rogen's "Good Boys" topped the US box office with a $21 million opening weekend, according to estimates by Box Office Mojo.

Billie Eilish beats 'Old Town Road' as 'Bad Guy' Hits No. 1 on Hot 100

Entertainment - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 23:43
Billie Eilish has knocked Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" from the No. 1 atop the Hot 100.

When an ethical vegan met a sheep farmer...

Science & Nature - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 23:01
Many vegans boycott woollen clothing on the basis that it is cruel to sheep.

Elton John defends Harry and Meghan's use of private jets

Science & Nature - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 21:12
The singer said he lent his private plane to the royal pair - but he paid to carbon offset the trip.

Russia nuclear monitoring stations go quiet after blast

World - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 20:15
Four Russia-based nuclear monitoring stations that monitor radioactive particles in the atmosphere have mysteriously gone quiet after an August 8 explosion at a Russian missile testing facility, an explosion that has sparked confusion and concerns about possible increases in radiation levels, according to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Governor reveals dead politician's affair at his funeral

World - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 19:22
The governor of Nairobi has ignited an explosive debate amongst Kenyans over the issue of children born out of wedlock to powerful politicians and their lovers.

'The Politician' has a very dark take on high school politics

Entertainment - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 18:22
For those who think the 2020 campaign could do with some more witty one-liners, Netflix has released a trailer for its upcoming satire "The Politician."

All the times Dwayne Johnson gushed about his new bride

Entertainment - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 17:49
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is having a big year.

Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian are married

Entertainment - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 17:23
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's new movie "Hobbs & Shaw" is in theaters now, but it's another partnership that he's most excited about.
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