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Parts of South Asia are becoming unlivable

World - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 06:15
Almost six million people are under threat from rising flood waters across South Asia, where hundreds of thousands of people have already been displaced as a result of heavy monsoon rains.

Xi Jinping faces backlash in China and around the world

World - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 02:57
The backlash abroad against President Xi Jinping's China, at least in developed nations, has spread rapidly in the last year.

Beijing education reforms aim to help China's over-worked, over-tested students

World - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 01:07
Millions of school students have started their long summer vacation this month, but for some the two-month break won't be much of a holiday.

Climate change: 'No brainer' fuel change to cut transport carbon

Science & Nature - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 00:01
MPs say the simple step of adding more ethanol to the UK's fuel mix would be same as taking 700,000 cars off the roads.

Moon Landing: 'Wow, it worked!'

Science & Nature - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 23:40
Apollo 11's journey seen from Mission Control

The Kenyan centre saving endangered chimpanzees

Science & Nature - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 23:15
Timothy Mwangi has cared for chimpanzees for nearly two decades at this rescue centre in Kenya.

Plastic pollution: Could a year's waste circle the Earth four times?

Science & Nature - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 23:15
Could a year's global plastic waste circle the Earth four times over?

You thought the Emmy nominations would be predictable, then 'Schitt's Creek' happened

Entertainment - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 21:30
There was no telling exactly how hot "Schitt's Creek" was prior to Tuesday's Emmy nominations.

First female European Commission President elected

World - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 21:09
Germany's Ursula von der Leyen has been elected as the European Commission's first female president.

HBO reclaims its crown as the most Emmy-nominated network

Entertainment - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 20:55
HBO has reclaimed its title as the ruler of the Emmy throne, having received 137 nominations across 23 programs and specials. This is despite an upset last year that, for the first time this century, gave rival Netflix these bragging rights.

Alfie Allen and Sophie Turner are on the list of first-time Emmy nominees

Entertainment - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 20:55
The 2019 Emmy nominations are in, and they came as firsts for many.

Sex toys will be officially sanctioned at CES after vibrator controversy

World - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 20:36
Following allegations of sexism and gender bias, the Consumer Technology Association said Tuesday it would officially sanction sex tech companies, allowing them to show their products at next year's Consumer Electronics Show.

'The Bachelorette' sex argument people are talking about

Entertainment - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 20:34
"The Bachelorette" Hannah Brown sent a contestant home Monday night after he pressured her about sex.

'The Lion King' filmmakers couldn't wait to be king of visual effects

Entertainment - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 20:30
In an era where audiences have increasingly sophisticated knowledge about how movie magic is made, the personality-rich, photorealistic animal characters in Disney's new "The Lion King" will have moviegoers asking, "How the heck did they do that?"

Legendary South African singer Johnny Clegg has died at age 66

Entertainment - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 20:27
Johnny Clegg, the South African singer known for Zulu rhythms and sounds with Western styles, has died, his manager Roddy Quin said in a statement.

American scientist killed in Greece was run over by car and raped

World - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 18:54
Suzanne Eaton, the American scientist killed in Greece, was raped, police in Crete said Tuesday.

'Game of Thrones' sets record with Emmy nominations

Entertainment - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 18:22
Forget the Iron Throne. The cast of "Game of Thrones" now has their eyes some Emmys -- 32 to be exact.

Alan Arkin, Billy Porter and more nominees respond to their Emmy nods

Entertainment - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 17:49
You may have had a good Tuesday, but you probably didn't have a "I got nominated for an Emmy" Tuesday.
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