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 2019-12-07 01:47 

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In Venice, the floodwaters receed but the problems pile up...

Venice's world-famous St. Mark's Basilicais included in every damage assessment of the devastating flooding that hit the city in early November, as the crypts of the city's iconic cathedral were filled with water. The damage from the flooding ...

 2019-12-07 01:47 

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Venice flooding: Salt threatens frescoes and paintings...

DW: Mr. Taubert, what went through your mind when you saw images of the recent flooding in Venice? Sven Taubert: First, one thinks of flooding in Venice as a normal occurrence. But we have to differentiate between normal flooding and extreme flooding. Flo...

 2019-12-07 01:47 

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Elon Musk cleared of defamation for 'pedo guy' tweet...

Elon Musk was cleared of defamation on Friday by a jury in Los Angeles over a tweet in which he called a British cave rescue diver a "pedo guy." The jury ruled in favor of Musk against Vernon Unsworth in less than an hour. Unsworth is a financial ...

 2019-12-07 01:47 

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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...

 2019-12-07 01:47 

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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...

 2019-12-07 01:47 

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A preview of the Beethoven 2020 anniversary events...

Around 1,000 concerts, opera performances, festivals and exhibitions are expected throughout Germany to underline the 250th anniversary of the birth of composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), arguably Germany's most famous citizen, as said Commissi...

 2019-12-07 01:31 

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Spectrum: New Peers Review takes on neurodegeneration...

Spectrum: New Peers Review takes on neurodegeneration The China Post...

 2019-12-07 01:31 

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Swedish toxic waste poisons Chilean community for 30 years...

Arica is a dusty, windswept port city in northern Chile. Tourists wander the city's long seafront under the shadow of a dramatic buff-colored cliff called El Morro. But the bracing sea air belies a toxic controversy that has bounced from court to cour...

 2019-12-07 01:31 

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Opinion: Angela Merkel finds the right words during Auschwitz visit...

For several years now, calls have been getting louder for Germany to let the past become history and for the country finally to stop being preoccupied with the historical guilt the country has been saddled with by the Nazis. At the same time, hate crimes ...

 2019-12-07 01:30 

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Saudi national opens fire at US Naval station in Florida...

Four people, including the shooter, died on Friday at the Pensacola, Florida Naval Air Station. This marked the second deadly shooting at a US military facility in less than a week. The base employs about 16,000 people, including 7,400 civilian personnel....

 2019-12-07 01:17 

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Netflix executive touts 'golden era' of streaming service...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An executive with Netflix says the streaming giant has boosted its original content exponentially over the last several years and that will mean more action for its production hub in New Mexico, where state officials have be...

 2019-12-07 01:17 

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India makes a comeback in Africa...

China's interest in Africa has long been documented but India, Asia's second biggest economy, is also increasing its footprint on the continent. India's trade with Africa is flourishing like never before, so much so that in 2016, it became Afr...

 2019-12-07 01:16 

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K-pop's dark and tragic underbelly...

The stars of South Korea's globally popular K-pop music scene are, more often than not, fresh-faced young 20-somethings who cultivate coyly sexual yet wholesome and lighthearted appearances. Yet the reality behind the appearances is often much darker,...

 2019-12-07 01:16 

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SHIFT, Living in the Digital Age...
 2019-12-07 01:16 

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H&M tests renting clothes to boost environmental credentials...

H&M's flagship store at the Sergels Torg square in Stockholm is back in business after a monthslong refurbishment. But it's not exactly business as usual here. In one corner of the store replete with plants and trees, H&M is offering some of its c...

 2019-12-07 01:16 

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Trump to delay listing Mexican cartels as terrorist groups...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday in a tweet that he will hold off on designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations. Trump said all the work had been completed and he was statutorily ready to issue a declaration but ...

 2019-12-07 01:16 

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Germany's 16 states: Schleswig-Holstein...

The northernmost of all German states calls itself the land between the seas. While the North Sea coast is only thinly settled, the state's three biggest cities, Flensburg, Kiel and Lbeck, lie on the Baltic Sea coast. A green, flat state, rich in prot...

 2019-12-07 01:16 

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Amazon protection: Can Brazil's destructive cattle ranches be transformed?...

Project goal: Practising sustainable farming on cattle ranches with degraded soil in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso by observing environmental laws, cutting methane emissions and increasing farm efficiency Project implementation: Degraded soil will be...

 2019-12-07 01:16 

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10 traditional ingredients for a very German Christmas...

Rachel Stewart is on a mission to investigate the quirks and idiosyncrasies of daily life in Germany. Every two weeks she explores a new topic — from beer to nudity to complicated grammar — and heads out to get some tips from the Germans thems...

 2019-12-07 01:16 

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Stanford too busy preparing for finals to focus on No. 1...

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer ended practice 30 minutes early Thursday, and that almost never happens. Three hours on the floor has long been the Stanford standard. "I can count on one hand. Two or three times since ...

 2019-12-07 01:16 

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Germany among top three countries suffering most from extreme weather events...

To what extent have extreme weather events inflicted casualties and financial losses around the world? And which countries are worst-affected? The answers to these questions have been provided by the Global Climate Risk Index. For 14 years, the environmen...

 2019-12-07 01:16 

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Spain: The two-decade long plan to save Catalonia's fruit growers...

Apple grower David Casadella curses to himself as he walks the rows of his orchards in the northern Spanish region of Catalonia. He idly kicks one of the many rotten apples that have fallen to the ground, before plucking another from a tree. "These ap...

 2019-12-07 01:16 

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Igor Levit wins the Beethoven Prize for taking a stand at the keyboard...

With a dimension that goes beyond pure artistry, the International Beethoven Prize is awarded to artists who place themselves in the service of human rights, peace, freedom, combating poverty and inclusion. When Igor Levit receives his on Friday, December...

 2019-12-07 00:47 

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Saint Nicholas — one man, one mission...
 2019-12-07 00:46 

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Arts and Culture Friday, December 6, 2019...
 2019-12-07 00:46 

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7 things you need to know about ESA's space game...
 2019-12-07 00:46 

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Nobel laureate Peter Handke's critics and supporters...

After a year marked by scandals that led to the postponement of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy was eager to leave its problems behind. Yet the body responsible for the award has been facing even more criticism since announcing tha...

 2019-12-07 00:46 

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Deutsche Welle websites now accessible via Tor-Protocol...

People in countries whose governments block or restrict access to independent news can now access Deutsche Welle's websites securely and anonymously. With the support of the OTF (Open Technology Fund) and the Tor Project, DW has installed a mirror pro...

 2019-12-07 00:46 

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US sanctions Iran-linked Iraqis over protest deaths...

More than a dozen people were killed on Friday in Baghdad's Khilani Square, where protesters had gathered for a demonstration. Iraqi security and medical officials said unknown assailants deliberately targeted demonstrators, leaving 15 people dead and...

 2019-12-07 00:18 

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week...

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Democratic...

 2019-12-07 00:17 

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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, ...

 2019-12-07 00:17 

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Supreme Court temporarily shields Trump bank records...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday temporarily shielded the bank records of President Donald Trump and three of his children from House Democrats. In an order signed by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the House cannot enforce subpoenas issue...

 2019-12-07 00:17 

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Report: Fire at Texas facility caused by equipment failure...

HOUSTON (AP) — A fire at a Houston-area petrochemical storage facility that burned for days in March was accidental and caused by equipment failure at a storage tank, according to a report released Friday by local and federal investigators. The repo...

 2019-12-07 00:17 

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No. 2 Ohio St. chases playoff spot against No. 10 Wisconsin...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day mapped everything out months ago. He expected to finish the Big Ten season with three straight top-10 games. He anticipated seeking an unprecedented third straight outright league crown. And he believed ...

 2019-12-07 00:17 

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Thieves strike Berlin's Stasi Museum...

Berlin's Stasi Museum said Sunday that it had been broken into and robbed during the night, mere days after a major heist at a museum in Dresden. The Stasi Museum showcases artifacts related to former East Germany's notoriously brutal secret polic...

 2019-12-07 00:17 

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The AP names 'Surviving R. Kelly' top TV show of 2019...

1. "Surviving R. Kelly," Lifetime. No other series made the kind of real world impact that this one did. Allegations of sexual abuse against minors followed R. Kelly for years: The superstar was even acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008....

 2019-12-07 00:17 

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Review: Townshend, Daltrey return to The Who's rocking ways...

The Who, "WHO" (Interscope) While frequently joining forces for tours and other projects, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey have released just two studio albums as The Who since 1982, with 2006's "Endless Wire" their last such work unti...

 2019-12-07 00:17 

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Cavaliers star Kevin Love out with sickness...

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers star forward Kevin Love is sick and will miss Friday night's game against Orlando. Love has been ill the past two days and Cleveland coach John Beilein is hoping another day's rest will help his best player recover...

 2019-12-07 00:17 

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AP's top albums of 2019: Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Anitta...

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu: 1. Ari Lennox, "Shea Butter Baby": A message to the Grammy Awards, in the words of pop music philosopher Mariah Carey: "Them chickens is ash an...

 2019-12-07 00:16 

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How a Russian became a belly dancing star in Egypt...

Johara — "jewel" in Arabic — is one of the most sought-after belly dancers in Cairo. She has one million followers on Instagram and her calendar is filled with bookings at parties, clubs and for weddings in expensive hotels. In one of ...

 2019-12-07 00:16 

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AP's top songs of 2019: Jhene Aiko, Sam Smith, Normani...

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 songs of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu. 1. Jhen Aiko, "Triggered (freestyle)": Jhen Aiko brilliantly captures so many emotions in one song on "Triggered (freestyle)," as she rapidl...

 2019-12-07 00:16 

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Thunder guards Ferguson, Burton out vs. Timberwolves...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder guards Terrance Ferguson and Deonte Burton are out against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Thunder coach Billy Donovan made the announcements during his pregame media session. Ferguson has soreness in his rig...

 2019-12-07 00:16 

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California congressman Duncan Hunter to quit after holidays...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California will resign after the holidays, following his guilty plea this week to illegally using campaign money for personal expenses, his office said Friday. The San Diego-area Republican did not provi...

 2019-12-07 00:16 

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K-pop: More than a social media trend...

I struggle for balance as I try to swing my hips and squat all while lifting my left leg and drawing circles in the air with my right hand. The fact that I didn't take synchronized dance classes in my youth doesn't make things easier. The 12 teena...

 2019-12-07 00:16 

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Esper sees no immediate need to send more US troops to....

SIMI VALLEY, California (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday the Trump administration is keeping a close eye on unrest in Iran and Iraq, but he sees no immediate need to send any substantial number of additional U.S. forces to the region....

 2019-12-07 00:16 

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Back in Britain: How German have I become?...

Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichs and shares her experiences of settling into German life. Every two weeks she explores a new topic from saunas to asparagus or the ins and outs of ...

 2019-12-07 00:16 

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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 ...

 2019-12-07 00:16 

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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...

 2019-12-07 00:16 

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Einstein letter fails to sell at auction in Jerusalem...

A handwritten letter by Jewish-German physicist Albert Einstein in which he discusses his "Theory of Everything" was supposed to go under the hammer in Jerusalem on Tuesday, but no buyer was found. The auction's starting price was $20,000 (18,...

 2019-12-07 00:15 

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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, ...

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