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  • ALGIERS         -          Algeria’s peaceful “smile revolution” unseated the long-time president of Africa’s largest country along with his powerful entourage and struck hard at the ...

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  • Alaska        -           Alaska needs a comprehensive review effort to improve aviation safety because its fatal and non-fatal accident rates are far higher than the national average, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The NTSB ...

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  • SOUEL       -          For the South Korean crew behind the latest hit drama “Crash Landing on You,” recreating the life in North Korea was a painstakingly meticulous process with big political risks. “At first, we were even told not to use ...

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  • TEHRAN         -          Iranians voted on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to help hardline loyalists of the supreme leader tighten their grip on power as the country faces mounting U.S. pressure over ...

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  • BERLIN         -         “Tree clearance is proceeding in an orderly manner,” Tesla said on Friday. There were no environmentalists holding up the process, Tesla’s spokeswoman Kathrin Schira said in a ...

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  • WASHINGTON-The US agency in charge of secure communication for the White House has been the victim of a cyber-attack.The US Department of Defence confirmed that computer systems controlled by the Defence Information Systems Agency (DISA) had been hacked, exposing the personal data of about 200,000 ...

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  • WASHINGTON-Today the Hyper-Angular Rainbow Polarimeter (HARP) CubeSat made history by becoming the 100th CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) selected mission deployed into space. This mission marks nearly 12 years of the CSLI providing CubeSat developers rideshare opportunities to space via ...

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  • LONDON-UK government employees lost their mobile devices - or had them stolen - at least 2,004 times in 12 months. The numbers, released under a Freedom of Information request, include smartphones, laptops, and tablets.The Ministry of Defence reported the most missing devices, with 767 lost or ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-American pop star Camila Cabello has revealed she feels inspired by Cinderella. Camila Cabello feels inspired by Cinderella.The 22-year-old singer - who is currently living in a spectacular abode in the English countryside as she films the new ‘Cinderella’ movie - has ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-Selena Gomez has finally released ‘Feel Me’.The pop superstar had performed the track on her ‘Revival Tour’ in 2016 and it was only available on a vinyl copy of her latest LP ‘Rare’ at the US budget superstore Target. However, now she has unleashed it ...

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  • TEHRAN       -         Iran said Thursday that three more people have been infected with the new virus that originated in central China, following an announcement the day before that two people had died of the illness caused by ...

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  • LONDON      -         Scientists say they have seen a remarkable collection of blue whales in the coastal waters around the UK sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. Their 23-day survey counted 55 animals - a total that is ...

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  • LONDON      -      A teenage environmentalist set to be awarded an honorary doctorate has said it feels “unreal” to receive such recognition at the age of just 17. Mya-Rose Craig, also known as Birdgirl, set up Black2Nature to help ...

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  • LONDON       -         Larry Tesler, an icon of early computing, has died at the age of 74. Tesler started working in Silicon Valley in the early 1960s, at a time when computers were inaccessible to the vast majority of people. It was thanks to his innovations - ...

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  • WASHINGTON-United States Attorney General William Barr has told people close to him he was considering quitting his post after President Donald Trump ignored his warning about posting on social media about Justice Department cases, an administration official told The Associated Press news ...

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  • BEIJING        -         Health officials in China have published the first details of more than 44,000 cases of Covid-19, in the biggest study since the outbreak began. Data from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and ...

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  • KABUL          -       Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has been declared the winner of last September’s election following delays due to allegations of vote-rigging. Ghani was re-elected with 50.64%. His ...

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  • SDYNEY          -        More than 200 Australians have been flown back home after 14 days in quarantine on remote Christmas Island amid coronavirus fears. They were evacuated from China’s Hubei province - the ...

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  • LONDON         -        A Danish court is due to deliver its verdict in the case of a woman accused of stealing 117 million Danish kroner (£13m; $17m) of government funding. Britta Nielsen worked at Denmark’s ...

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  • BEIJING-Apple has warned that disruption in China from the coronavirus will mean revenues falling short of forecasts.The tech giant said production and sales were affected, and that “worldwide iPhone supply would be temporarily constrained”.The iPhone maker is the first major US company ...

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  • LOS ANGELES - A Bob Marley musical is set to hit London’s West End next year. ‘Get Up, Stand Up: The Bob Marley Story’ will open at the Lyric Theatre in February 2021, and the production will use the reggae legend’s songs to ‘’tell his extraordinary personal ...

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  • TEHRAN        -      Iran will never hold talks with the United States under pressure, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, adding that Tehran’s help was essential in establishing security in the Middle East. While talking to ...

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  • GENEVA        -         Nine years after the revolution, Libya is suffering from a political, economic and security crisis and its people say their struggle has fallen prey to foreign agendas and internal divisions. In February 2011, the Libyan revolution ...

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  • New York - The Apple Watch outsold the entire Swiss watch industry in 2019. The Apple Watch sold 31 million units worldwide, while all Swiss watch brands combined sold 21 million units, according to research from consulting firm Strategy Analytics. Analysts are divided on whether this spells ...

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  • WASHINGTON-Parasite received a huge box office boost over the weekend in the wake of its Academy Awards success.The South Korean satirical thriller won four Oscars earlier this month, becoming the first non-English language film to take best picture.It jumped to number eight on the US box office ...

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  • LONDON-Ever wondered why your village was suddenly flooded by a thunderstorm the weather forecasters hadn’t mentioned?Or why they failed to warn you about the dense fog shrouding your home in the morning?The fact is that predicting the “big picture” of future conditions has got a ...

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  • WASHINGTON-“Moon dust” could be a vital source of fuel, building material and even drinking water for astronauts, according to the Open University.Researchers in Milton Keynes are investigating ways humans can “live off the land” when they set foot on the moon.The team is ...

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  • LONDON-Amazon says it “regrets” that suspect child car seats have once again been found on sale on its UK store, and says it has removed them. The products were discovered by BBC Panorama as part of a wider-ranging programme.The US firm has repeatedly faced complaints about listing such ...

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  • LONDON - West Virginia’s disabled residents and overseas military personnel will be able to vote by smartphone in the US presidential election this year, the latest development in a push to make balloting more accessible despite persistent security fears. Rising interest in electronic voting ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-Justin Bieber has made a donation to help China fight the coronavirus outbreak.The 25-year-old singer sent his prayers to the country following the outbreak of the virus, which has infected almost 60,000 people in China alone and caused more than 1,300 deaths.He took to Instagram on ...

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