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 2019-07-20 19:15 

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US scraps prison plan for abandoned coal mine...

Eastern Kentucky's hills are interrupted by jarring flats of bare rock: the aftermath of mountaintop removal mining, which uses explosives to destroy and harvest coal-rich peaks. These hills are also home to four federal prisons — and until this...

 2019-07-20 19:15 

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Autonomous cars: When will our cars finally really drive us?...

We are in the middle of a traffic chaos, to say the least. And by that I don't mean the hopeless rush-hour traffic jams, but the mobility of the future — car sharing, electric cars and autonomous driving are currently the largest obstacles for t...

 2019-07-20 19:15 

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Trifonov performs Trifonov in Wiesbaden...

Dark, ominous broodings from the orchestra grow more threatening and intense. Out of the surging miasma, the piano emerges. One hears flutterings reminiscent of Scriabin; absurd, playful figures in the style of Prokofiev; rhapsodic passages la Rachmaninov...

 2019-07-20 19:15 

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Ebola: WHO declares international emergency over Congo outbreak...

The UN's World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern." "It is a measure that recognizes the possible increased national and regi...

 2019-07-20 19:15 

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Living Planet: Life's a beach...
 2019-07-20 19:01 

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American crocodiles thriving outside nuclear plant...

MIAMI (AP) — American crocodiles, once headed toward extinction, are thriving at an unusual spot the canals surrounding a South Florida nuclear plant. Last week, 73 crocodile hatchlings were rescued by a team of specialists at Florida Power & Light&...

 2019-07-20 19:00 

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An appetite for dried seahorse in China could spell the marine animal's demise...

Piles of writhing sea life cover a narrow wedge of golden sand at the southern tip of Djiffer, a compact but bustling fishing town on the coast of Senegal. In the late afternoons, colorfully painted pirogue boats arrive on its shores to add fresh hauls ca...

 2019-07-20 19:00 

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From the Beatles to Brexit: Exhibition explores German perspectives on the Brits...

A new exhibition at the Haus der Geschichte in Bonn examines how the relationship between Germany and Britain has evolved since 1945. The curators of "Very British — A German Point of View" dove deep into the British-German relationship to f...

 2019-07-20 19:00 

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Colombia's youth fighting for the Amazon — in the courts and on the streets...

At just 9 years old, Aymara Cuevas is part of a group of children and young people in Colombia fighting to protect the Amazon rainforest. "I joined the action because the Amazon is a very beautiful place with water, species, animals, tribes, and if we...

 2019-07-20 19:00 

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Russia-based FaceApp goes viral, gets a closer look...

Gray hair, deep wrinkles and sagging skin: That is most everyone's fate as they age, much as young people may want to deny it. Yet now it seems everyone can't wait to get old. That's what FaceApp promises. People can watch themselves grow old ...

 2019-07-20 19:00 

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Clanton, Suwannapura win LPGA Tour team event...

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura ran away with the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational on Saturday, shooting an 11-under 59 in best-ball play for a six-stroke victory. Clanton and Suwannapura took a five-shot lead into the f...

 2019-07-20 18:45 

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Norway's sovereign wealth fund backs away from fossil fuels...

The electric car pensioner Rune Faerbjorg parks by a supermarket in Oslo, Norway, is the fourth on the street — a typical scene for a country in which almost half of new cars registered are zero emission. Since buying an electric car, Faerbjorg says...

 2019-07-20 18:45 

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Jazz Live: Shake Stew...

Shake Stew from Austria and bandleader Lukas Kranzelbinder have been making waves on the international jazz scene. Their sound is big and mesmerizing, and the musicians radiate so much energy that listeners can't help but be caught up in it. For more,...

 2019-07-20 18:45 

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Next generation farming: How drones are changing the face of British agriculture...

When Colin Rayner got a drone for his farm, he was initially just pleased that it could help him catch trespassers. As his 700 acres of land is spread out over several different sites in the south east of England, there was little he could do about them c...

 2019-07-20 18:45 

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Hong Kong police seize huge explosives cache ahead of rallies...

A bomb disposal team was deployed to an industrial unit in Hong Kong after the discovery of a homemade explosives laboratory, police said on Saturday. Some 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of tri-acetone tri-peroxide (TATP) — the same high explosive used in...

 2019-07-20 18:30 

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Blue light triggers sweet tooth in rodents, study shows...

The blue light of smartphones and all of our other favorite devices isn't good for our biorhythm. We all know that. We have special sensory cells that react to the cool white light and control the body's day-night rhythm. While the natural light a...

 2019-07-20 18:30 

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Rediscovering a Jewish cultural legacy at 'The Weimar Republic of Yiddishland'...

For 20 years, Yiddish Summer Weimar (YSW) has served to restore the vibrancy of Yiddish culture, and especially music, that was once a key part of European cultural life. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Berlin developed into the capital of a kind of...

 2019-07-20 18:30 

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German environment minister: No more 'soapbox speeches' on climate protection...

DW: We keep hearing that 2019 will be a decisive year for international climate protection. The UN will deal with the issue in a summit in New York in September, and at the end of the year we'll have another big climate conference, this time in Chile....

 2019-07-20 18:30 

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The squad: These are the women Trump wants to send back...

The squad: These are the women Trump wants to send back The China Post...

 2019-07-20 18:15 

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Strikingly realistic: Disney's The Lion King...

With the new photorealistic, computer-animated version of The Lion King, the Walt Disney Company hopes for another international movie hit that will cement its pole position among the major US film studios. Most recently, the superhero spectacle Avengers:...

 2019-07-20 18:15 

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Russia launches German space telescope to map cosmos...

Russia's space agency on Saturday launched the Spektr-RG space telescope, a German-Russian venture, to replace a similar one that it lost contact with earlier this year. The Spektr-R stopped responding to ground control in January. Russian space agenc...

 2019-07-20 18:15 

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50 years ago the space race took humans to the moon...

The story of human spaceflight begins in the 1950s. It was a time when there were just two superpowers: the USA and the Soviet Union. And they gave the world a bitter arms race. If you dominated in space, you could also dominate on Earth. That was the thi...

 2019-07-20 18:15 

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Fly me to the moon holidaying in space...

The journey to the moon is very easy, according to Baron von Munchausen: keep going up the bean vine to the edge of the sickle. At least that's how he described it in his 18th century book Telling Tales, the Adventures of Baron von Munchausen. In fact...

 2019-07-20 18:02 

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The Latest: Crowds flock to Apollo 11 anniversary events...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing is drawing crowds to the Museum of Flight in Seattle. The spacecraft that c...

 2019-07-20 18:01 

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Russian, US astronauts blast off on moon landing anniversary...

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian space capsule with three astronauts aboard has blasted off for a fast-track trip to the International Space Station. Saturday's took place on the 50th anniversary of the day U.S. astronauts landed on the moo...

 2019-07-20 18:01 

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Mueller's testimony poses risk for Trump, but also Democrats...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress will depend not so much on what he says, but that he's even saying it at all. For Democrats, the special counsel's appearance Wednesday creates a moment many have been waiting ...

 2019-07-20 18:01 

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Suspect in shooting of Turkish diplomat arrested...

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish security officials say they have arrested the lead suspect in the shooting of a Turkish diplomat in Iraq's semi-autonomous region. The Kurdistan Region Security Council published a picture of the suspect Saturday, sayi...

 2019-07-20 18:01 

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Iran's poking at West heightens risks of military missteps...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rather than tangle with a stronger U.S. military, Iran is poking and prodding its Western antagonists in ways apparently designed to avoid triggering war but that nonetheless seem to heighten the risk of missteps and miscalculation...

 2019-07-20 18:00 

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Climate emergency: New hope, or just empty words?...

More than 700 cities around the world have recognized the urgency of the climate crisis and made an emergency declaration, according to the Climate Emergency Declaration & Mobilisation in Action group. The Australian city of Darebin, near Melbourne, got t...

 2019-07-20 18:00 

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Barring of Moscow council candidates draws 12,000 to protest...

MOSCOW (AP) — About 12,000 people have turned out to protest the Moscow election commission's decision to reject several opposition figures as candidates in the Russian capital's city council election. The commission last week rejected signa...

 2019-07-20 18:00 

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Taste of the Tour: A festival of lard at high altitude...

LA MONGIE, France (AP) — It's one of the unwritten rules of the Tour de France. When the riders go uphill, cholesterol levels do, too. Up in the Pyrenees where crops can't grow, meats replace them on the menu: Sausages, cured ham from the so...

 2019-07-20 17:45 

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What does Berlin have that NYC doesn't?...

"We've been here in Berlin for about two and half, three days, and I never want to go back... I can say with straight authority, coming from New York City — the number one, greatest, classiest, world-class city in the world: Berlin is now nu...

 2019-07-20 17:45 

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A cup of coffee with climate change...
 2019-07-20 17:45 

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Artificial intelligence: Are machines taking over?...

In 2062: The World AI Made, Toby Walsh renders a dystopic vision of our technology-driven future. Published in 2018, the Australian writer who is also one of the world's leading scientists in the field of artificial intelligence, chose the year 2062 b...

 2019-07-20 17:45 

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Italian author Andrea Camilleri dies...

Andrea Camilleri, author of the Inspector Montalbano novels, died on Wednesday at the age of 93. The Italian's global fame was bolstered by Italian broadcaster RAI's decision to turn his books into a series that was then reproduced across Europe, ...

 2019-07-20 17:30 

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Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado wins German book trade Peace Prize...

The social documentary photographer and photojournalist Sebastiao Salgado's images have lent urgency to the global debate on nature and climate protection, the jury of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade said on Tuesday in Berlin. In addition to ...

 2019-07-20 17:30 

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Opinion: EU chooses self-interest over compassion for refugees...

"Miserable" was the word German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer used to describe the current situation for migrants fleeing to Europe from Libya. It's a reference to "refugee bingo," cynical jargon for the game the European Union play...

 2019-07-20 17:30 

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US: New York man charged with training 'Islamic State' members...

A New York man has been detained without bail and faces terrorism charges after he became a sniper and weapons trainer for the "Islamic State" (IS) group, according to court documents unsealed on Friday. Ruslan Maratovich Asainov, a 42-year-old na...

 2019-07-20 17:30 

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China gas factory blast kills at least 12...

An explosion at a gas plant in China's central Henan province has killed at least 12 people and seriously injured more than a dozen others, Chinese authorities said Saturday. Three people were still missing. The blast rocked the factory in the city of...

 2019-07-20 17:15 

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Conservation and fashion: What is the impact of using exotic animal skins?...

Animal rights campaigners may have convinced many fashion houses and fashionistas to shun fur, but snake, crocodile and lizard skins are still hot commodities. In the last few seasons they've made a comeback onto the runways of Paris, London and New Y...

 2019-07-20 17:15 

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'Historic moment' for indigenous people at climate talks, new climate leader says...

With a profound understanding of their environmental surroundings, indigenous communities around the world are often cited as being pivotal to tackling climate change. During the 2015 Paris Agreement, the parties agreed to launch a working group to streng...

 2019-07-20 17:15 

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Rammstein on Tour: Live at the Berlin Olympic Stadium...

After beginning their 22-city Europe Stadium Tour in Gelsenkirchen on May 27, Rammstein is scheduled to perform next in Paris on June 28 and 29, continuing on to Brussels, Frankfurt, Prague, Moscow, Stockholm and other cities before the final appearance o...

 2019-07-20 17:15 

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Arianespace's Vega rocket fails for the first time...

A launch from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana went awry early on Thursday, marking the first mission failure for Arianespace's lightweight Vega rocket. The rocket suffered an "anomaly" two minutes after takeoff, causing its trajectory to deg...

 2019-07-20 17:00 

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Masterpieces of the Baroque: Caravaggio on show at Museum Barberini...

"Since our foundation in 2017, it has been our wish to present an exhibition with the collection of our namesake in Rome," said Museum Barberini director Ortrud Westheider on the occasion of the new "Baroque Pathways: The National Galleries Ba...

 2019-07-20 17:00 

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In the land of mountains: A road trip in Montenegro...

"We have a joke that goes like this: If Montenegro could be flattened, it would be the biggest country in the world," says Andri Stanovi as he looks out of the car window into the barren mountain landscape. Montenegro — the country of the bl...

 2019-07-20 17:00 

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Rammstein's growing club of celebrity fans...

Rammstein's growing club of celebrity fans The China Post...

 2019-07-20 17:00 

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UK pro-EU campaigners hold 'No to Boris' march in London...

Thousands of people gathered in London on Saturday in a show of defiance to Brexit just days ahead of the selection of Britain's next prime minister. The protest took place under the banner "No to Boris. Yes to Europe," with the route passing ...

 2019-07-20 16:45 

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Radicalization: How empathy fuels conflicts...

"The filthy swine got the mercy shot! Respect!" That was just one of many contemptuous comments on the internet after Stephan E. shot the German politician Walter Lbcke. The post was written by a user named Franz Brandwein on YouTube. Insults and ...

 2019-07-20 16:45 

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Climate research on the high, warming seas...

The sun burns down on the helicopter landing pad on board the Polarstern research vessel. A couple of crew members are taking a break, surrounded by an endless, sparkling ocean. On the work deck, a deep sea measuring device — called a CTD rosette &m...

 2019-07-20 16:45 

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Finland: Euroskeptics vs. the flying squirrel...

With its big black eyes and mouth upturned into what looks like a smile, it's hard to imagine the cartoonishly cute Siberian flying squirrel provoking anger in anyone. Yet in Finland, the palm-sized critter is not only seen as a scourge by landowners ...

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