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Jan 31 2017

20000 refugees could be affected by President Trump's immigration order, United Nations says

Two United Nations agencies say long-standing US support for resettlement programs has offered a double benefit, "first by rescuing some of the most vulnerable people in ...

Jan 30 2017

The scorched Apollo 1 hatch will be on display after 50 years

Chaffee was about to have his flight in space and was looking forward to it. A NASA contractor took two co-workers hostage at Johnson Space Center 20 April 2007, killing ...

Jan 30 2017

Benoit Hamon wins Socialist ticket for French presidential election

The victor was Benoît Hamon, a onetime education minister under François Hollande, the historically unpopular Socialist president whose unusual decision not to seek re-el...

Jan 30 2017

USA service member killed in Yemen raid against al-Qaida

A senior leader in Yemen's al-Qaeda branch, Abdulraoof al-Dhahab, was killed in the attack. The killed al-Qaeda figures were identified as brothers Abdulraouf and Sul...

Jan 29 2017

Protesters Who Climbed Crane to Appear in Court

The move follows large protests Tuesday against Trump's pipeline decisions in front of the White House and in other major cities. Police arrested Pili Hernandez and six...

Jan 27 2017

Trump meets with Republicans in reassurance bid

Bloomberg writes that Republicans had set a "notional deadline" of Friday to present an Obamacare repeal plan, with the aim of getting it to Trump's desk by February 20. ...

Jan 27 2017

North Korean defector predicts future uprising against Kim Jong Un

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un watches a parade in Pyongyang, May 10, 2016. Fully embracing these reforms would end Kim Jong Un's rule, Thae said. Thae described hi...

Jan 27 2017

Q4 Earnings Rise 63%

Boeing Co.'s annual net income trend over the past five years. Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BA. The institutional investor owne...

Jan 26 2017

Horizon Zero Dawn PlayStation 4 bundle on its way

Digital Deluxe Edition for € 69.99; Will include the digital art book, the dynamic theme for PlayStation 4, the three packs of additional content (merchant, traveler and...

Jan 26 2017

Rio Tinto to offload Hunter Valley coal assets to China's Yancoal

As per the agreement, an initial $1.95 billion cash will be payable at completion; and $500 million in aggregate deferred cash payments, payable as annual installments of...

Jan 26 2017

Foreign affairs condemns building 560 settlements in Jerusalem

But a potentially explosive plan to annex a large West Bank Jewish settlement unilaterally was shelved until after Netanyahu and Trump meet. During the call, Trump inv...

Jan 26 2017

Agriculture Department: No gag order on its scientists

It's not clear how long these gag orders will remain in place, or whether they are simply created to freeze activity until President Trump's hand-picked staff can issue n...

Jan 25 2017

Germany's Gabriel says Merkel's fixation on austerity breeds populism

Elections should be held in September. Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel announced his decision to step down as Social Democrat Party (SPD) chairman on Tuesday and said...

Jan 24 2017

Tornadoes, large hail in forecast for southeast Arkansas

He said the storm struck in the middle of the night, at about 4 a.m. Sunday , and both people inside the home were pronounced dead at the scene. The tornadoes destroyed ...

Jan 23 2017

Bio Box: The life of drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman

Guzman, the convicted leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, one of the world's largest drug trafficking organizations, was expected to spend the night in a NY jail before hi...

Jan 23 2017

Scientists Searching For Life On Wolf 1061 Exoplanet

The Wolf 1061 is present within the habitable zone , the area where liquid water could exist on the surface of the celestial body. But because it sits so close to the ...

Jan 22 2017

North Korea may test new missiles

South Korean officials said that North Korea is preparing two intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). "We are at the point where an actual ICBM test is realistic",...

Jan 22 2017

Texas unemployment holds steady in December at 4.6 percent

The December rate is the lowest since July 2007, the labor department said. The labor force grew by 22,420 to 4.99 million in December. "As far as wage and salary emp...

Jan 22 2017

Trump's First Twitter Background Image for @POTUS Was From Obama's '09 Inauguration

Whatever you do, hon, don't get the Liatorp storage unit - with 32 pages of instructions and 169 screws, this self-assembly item is known as the "divorcemaker". "I won'...

Jan 22 2017

Iran: Blaze destroys Tehran building, firefighters injured

At least 38 people were injured when a high-rise building in Tehran collapsed in a fire, state television reports. Soldiers, sniffer dogs and rescue workers searched ...