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 2019-12-15 01:55 

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Austria's far-right party expels former leader over scandal...

Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FP) has officially revoked the membership of disgraced former party leader Heinz-Christian Strache, following fallout from a corruption scandal earlier this year. "The Strache chapter is officially closed," s...

 2019-12-15 01:55 

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Swedish town to integrate refugees by housing them with pensioners...

The first time the young immigrant men met their future Swedish neighbors, it was Kristin Ohman (photo above) who made contact. "They were standing alone so I came over to meet them and I gave them some flowers," the 74-year-old smiles, as she rem...

 2019-12-15 01:55 

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'Sardines' stage biggest anti-Salvini rally yet in Rome...

The "Sardines", a movement started in reaction to the far-right policies of Italy's Lega (League) party and its leader Matteo Salvini, held their largest rally to date in Rome on Saturday. The rally began Saturday afternoon in Rome's Piazz...

 2019-12-15 01:55 

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Four in five teens do not exercise enough: WHO...

Teenagers worldwide do not get enough exercise, compromising their current and future health, the World Health Organization said Friday. The study conducted by the UN health agency found 81% of adolescents aged between 11 and 17 fail to get at least one h...

 2019-12-15 01:24 

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Toxic air, gases hamper search for last 2 volcano victims...

WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — A second land search of New Zealand's volcanic White Island on Sunday failed to locate the bodies of the last two victims of an eruption that claimed the lives of at least 15 people, most of them tourists. Two four-...

 2019-12-15 01:23 

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Hurricanes cool off Flames with 4-0 victory...

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — James Reimer made 32 stops and Warren Foegele scored twice and the Carolina Hurricanes ended Calgary's seven-game winning streak with a 4-0 victory over the Flames on Saturday. It's the second shutout of the season fo...

 2019-12-15 01:23 

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Lebanon: Police clash with anti-government protesters in Beirut...

Anti-government demonstrations in Beirut turned violent Saturday, as hundreds of protesters clashed with security forces in the streets of the Lebanese capital. The violence was some of the worst in Beirut since nationwide anti-government demonstrations b...

 2019-12-15 01:23 

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Police raid residence of Pakistani PM Imran Khan's nephew...

Pakistani police on Saturday raided the house of Prime Minister Imran Khan's nephew, Hassan Niazi, after video footage showed him taking part in a violent lawyers' protest on Wednesday. "The Prime Minister of Pakistan's nephew's house ...

 2019-12-15 01:23 

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Hagans scores 21, leads No. 8 Kentucky past Georgia Tech...

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Ashton Hagans scored 21 points to lead No. 8 Kentucky to a 67-53 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday. The Wildcats (8-1) won their sixth straight game going into a two-game trip to Las Vegas ahead of their Christmas break. Kentuc...

 2019-12-15 01:23 

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No. 12 Auburn beats Saint Louis in Mike Slive Invitational...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — J' Von McCormick scored 20 points, freshman Isaac Okoro added 12 and No. 12 Auburn improved to 9-0, beating Saint Louis 67-61 on Saturday in the Mike Slive Invitational at Legacy Arena. The teams struggled to generate off...

 2019-12-15 01:23 

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New discovery could spell end to seasonal flu...

Immunologist Ali Ellebedy was working on a study analyzing the immune response to flu infection in humans. During his research, he spotted a new type of powerful antibody in a blood sample from a patient infected with human influenza virus. Ellebedy then ...

 2019-12-15 01:23 

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Brown has 26 points, Wake Forest beats No. 23 Xavier 80-78...

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Chaundee Brown had to postpone a final acting performance for a few hours to lead Wake Forest to an 80-78 victory Saturday over No. 23 Xavier. On a smaller stage later Saturday night, Brown played a youth in trouble in an ...

 2019-12-15 00:51 

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The benefits of physical touch...
 2019-12-15 00:51 

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Simply the hammer: Popular German idioms involving tools...

"That is the hammer!" If you hear a German say "Das ist der Hammer!" they're talking about something that's brilliant or absolutely dreadful, expressing their amazement or frustration about something that's completely unusual, ...

 2019-12-15 00:51 

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How a German hospital uses TikTok to recruit new talent...

Skeleton dances, stethoscope karaoke and reanimating rubber chickens are the things we may suspect our doctors do when we're not looking, but rarely do we get a chance to catch them at it. Well, the guessing game is over, because now they are doing it...

 2019-12-15 00:51 

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Opinion: Germany's climate policy doesn't suit the EU...

How can you obtain a unanimous decision from which one country is excepted? But this is exactly what the European Council has done. All 27 heads of state and government, including Poland (the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, was understandably absen...

 2019-12-15 00:51 

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Coping with climate anxiety on a warming planet...

"What is dying in you?" The question would be difficult enough coming from a best friend over a fifth drink, but coming from a stranger, in a conference room full of strangers, it's definitely unnerving. And it just gets worse, because then, f...

 2019-12-15 00:51 

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CO2 emissions gap: UN report warns of 'collective failure to act'...

Signing up to the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, world leaders agreed to limit global warming by the end of the century to 1.5 degrees Celsius, ideally, and certainly no higher than 2 degrees C. But a United Nations report published today says either go...

 2019-12-15 00:23 

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Perry rushes for 304 yards, leads No. 21 Navy past Army...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Navy used a trick play to help reverse a rare losing streak against Army and Malcolm Perry ran for a career-high 304 yards and two touchdowns in front of President Donald Trump in the No. 21 Mids' 31-7 victory Saturday at Lin...

 2019-12-15 00:22 

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Anthony Rendon eager to team up with Trout in Angels' lineup...

Anthony Rendon and agent Scott Boras had just wrapped up the third baseman's $245 million deal to join the Los Angeles Angels last Wednesday when Mike Trout began blowing up his phone. "Based on his exclamation points in his texts, he seemed reall...

 2019-12-15 00:21 

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European Space Agency asks for more cash...

The European Space Agency (ESA) asked its 22 member states on Wednesday for more money in order to fund ambitious space projects that will help the agency to stay competitive globally. Addressing member state ministers at a two-day conference in Seville, ...

 2019-12-15 00:21 

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Allen scores 19 as Utah rolls past Weber State 60-49...

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Timmy Allen scored 19 points to lead the Utah past Weber State 60-49 in the Beehive Classic on Saturday. Riley Battin added nine points and 10 rebounds and Mikael Jantunen and Branden Carlson each had nine points for the Utes (...

 2019-12-15 00:21 

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Peruvian farmer takes on German energy giant RWE...

The case of Peruvian farmer Saul Luciano Lliuya versus German energy company RWE is an example of how the biblical story of David and Goliath might be told anew in the era of climate change. This more modern version of the tale began in 2014 on the sideli...

 2019-12-15 00:21 

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COP25: Protesters call for action at Madrid climate rally...

"Time for Action" is the motto of the United Nation's COP25 climate conference and the demand made by thousands of protesters as they took the streets in the center of Madrid on Friday. Environmental activists dancing and playing music were jo...

 2019-12-15 00:21 

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Making Chilean wine with the power of the sun...

Project goal: Improving energy efficiency and reducing emissions of Chilean businesses in the agricultural and food sector Project implementation: Training for small and medium-sized businesses in using renewable energy and in energy efficiency Project sc...

 2019-12-15 00:21 

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Climate crisis slogans with punch...
 2019-12-15 00:21 

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WHO cites spike in global measles cases...

The United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday released an update on global measles cases, noting a spike in the number of cases confirmed. The report said some 440,200 cases had been reported as of November 5, topping the 350,000 ca...

 2019-12-15 00:21 

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Rutgers beats No. 22 Seton Hall, Pirates star Powell injured...

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Seton Hall star Myles Powell sat out the second half with a head injury, and Rutgers' Ron Harper Jr. had 18 points and six rebounds to help the Scarlet Knights beat the No. 22 Pirates 68-48 on Saturday in the Garden State...

 2019-12-15 00:21 

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Canadians become 1st females to race World Cup doubles luge...

WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Caitlin Nash and Natalie Corless made luge history Saturday, becoming the first female team to compete in a World Cup doubles race. The 16-year-olds from Whistler combined to finish 22nd in a field of 23 sleds, thou...

 2019-12-14 23:49 

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7 things you need to know about ESA's space game...
 2019-12-14 23:49 

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Greenpeace director: 'We need to find ways to connect rather than divide us'...

If the world doesn't get its act together on climate change, then humanitarian crises will worsen, says Jennifer Morgan, who took over as Greenpeace International director in April 2016, having previously headed the Climate Program at the World Resour...

 2019-12-14 23:49 

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Oh-so-sweet schadenfreude...

Schadenfreude is often described as one of those "weird," "awesome" or "perfect" German words whose meaning is familiar to many. And what can you say? The precision of the word itself is remarkable. Schadenfreude is that feeling of...

 2019-12-14 23:49 

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Germany: Police presence on migrant deportation flights nearly doubles...

The number of police officers accompanying deportation flights in Germany has nearly doubled in four years, despite overall deportations decreasing. There were nearly 11,000 police officers on deportation flights in 2018, compared with 5,841 in 2014 &mdas...

 2019-12-14 23:49 

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Amid 'climate emergency,' EU pins hopes on Green Deal...

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen kicked off her first week on the job with a stark warning on climate inaction. "We should always keep in mind how much more it will cost us if we do not act now," she told delegates from nearly 20...

 2019-12-14 23:49 

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COP25: Developing past fossil fuels in India...

For many in rural India, life becomes more difficult when the sun goes down. Without electricity, villagers often have to rely on kerosene lamps for artificial light and cow dung for cooking. Not only does that make simple tasks like homework and househol...

 2019-12-14 23:30 

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Celebrities with strong views on Brexit...

Celebrities with strong views on Brexit The China Post...

 2019-12-14 23:30 

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COP25: Who are the biggest climate winners and losers?...

A ranking of the world's most emission-intensive economies indicates who is working hardest to protect the climate. But the biggest takeaway from the new study is that there are no gold medals to be given out for in the race to cut emissions; not as l...

 2019-12-14 23:20 

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No. 13 Memphis outlasts No. 19 Tennessee 51-47...

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Damion Baugh sank a 3-pointer with 1:43 remaining to put No. 13 Memphis ahead for good and the Tigers outlasted No. 19 Tennessee 51-47 on Saturday to snap the Volunteers' 31-game home winning streak. Tennessee (7-2) had o...

 2019-12-14 23:20 

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Gender-neutral 'they' named 2019 word of the year...

The singular "they" was crowned word of the year for 2019 by Merriam-Webster, the US dictionary announced on Tuesday. The word "they" is increasingly used as a pronoun for people who identify as nonbinary, meaning their gender identity is ...

 2019-12-14 23:19 

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5 German habits that are tough to understand...

Born and raised in Israel, it was only natural that once I moved to Germany, many cultural and social norms were totally new to me. For instance, Germans seem to be more than fine with nudity in public, they have no problem scolding complete strangers on ...

 2019-12-14 23:19 

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Tyree leads Rebels past Middle Tennessee 82-64...

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Breein Tyree scored a career high 34 points and hit eight 3-pointers to lead Ole Miss to an 82-64 victory over Middle Tennessee on Saturday. Ole Miss (7-3) shot 53% as a team and had 23 assists, but Tyree's performance domin...

 2019-12-14 23:19 

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Intermittent fasting: Is it worth the hype?...

Almost everyone, it seems, is intermittently fasting. Celebrities, my boss, my friend's boyfriend, my mother. Twitter's CEO, Jack Dorsey, only eats once a day. He doesn't have breakfast or lunch, but consumes his sole meal between 6:30 p.m. an...

 2019-12-14 23:19 

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Notre Dame uses long-range shooting to beat UCLA 75-61...

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Prentiss Hubb scored 20 points and dealt six assists, and fellow sophomore guard Dane Goodwin added 16 points as Notre Dame carved up UCLA from 3-point range in a 75-61 victory Saturday afternoon. The Fighting Irish (8-3) dra...

 2019-12-14 23:19 

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Democratic hopefuls pledge more money for schools, teachers...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates pledged to boost funding for public schools, increase teacher salaries and reduce college debt at a Saturday forum that cast a rare spotlight on education, an issue that has received only passing ...

 2019-12-14 23:19 

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Rapid Greenland ice loss to amplify sea level rise...

A team of 96 polar scientists from 50 international organisations have produced a revealing picture of long-term Greenland ice loss. Published today in Nature, the findings show that Greenland has lost 3.8 trillion metric tons of ice between 1992 and 2018...

 2019-12-14 23:19 

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Florida State RB Akers to enter draft, won't play in bowl...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Junior running back Cam Akers of Florida State will enter the 2020 NFL draft and won't play in the Seminoles' Sun Bowl game on Dec. 31 against Arizona State. Akers, who ran for 1,144 yards and 14 touchdowns this seas...

 2019-12-14 23:19 

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Mini hydro plants power local businesses in Nepal's mountains...

Project aim: Renewable energy to support rural livelihoods and local businesses in Nepal Project implementation: Installing mini hydropower plans to provide off-grid electricity for villages in the Nepalese mountains. So far, 500 micro power plants have b...

 2019-12-14 23:19 

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'Master of black': Pierre Soulages gets Louvre retrospective for his 100th birthday...

Painter Pierre Soulages has lived through many historical changes in the past century. The artist, who celebrates his 100th birthday on December 24, has met all the presidents of the French Republic, from Charles de Gaulle to Emmanuel Macron. Georges Pomp...

 2019-12-14 22:48 

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What Germans googled the most in 2019...

Greta Thunberg, the European Parliament election, how to do "The Floss" dance and the death of Karl Lagerfeld were among Germany's most popular Google searches in 2019, according to data released by Google on Wednesday. The most popular search...

 2019-12-14 22:47 

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The Baltic Sea island of Rgen...

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