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Fiona Hill testifies about Trump's decision to oust ambassador to Ukraine

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The fourth week of the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump opened with testimony before Congress by the kind of witness who has created the most trouble for the president so far. Fiona Hill: Russia expert to testify on impeachment inquiry engulfing Trump Fiona Hill, the British-bo...read more

Jayme Closs 'reclaiming her life' as she marks first anniversary of abduction

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Jayme Closs, the Wisconsin girl whose parents were fatally shot before she was kidnapped and held captive for 88 days by an abductor from whom she escaped, marked the first anniversary of her abduction on Monday. The 14-year-old said she was feeling stronger every day and was thankful for...read more

Epstein Estate’s First Legal Bill in Fight Against Accusers: $90,000

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The federal criminal case against Jeffrey Epstein ended with his death two months ago, but the legal battles by his estate are poised to go on for months to come. Last week, lawyers for Mr. Epstein’s estate asked a judge in the Virgin Islands to allow the payment of $90,000 in fees to a N...read more

Uber’s Layoff Total Rises Past 1,000 With Latest Cuts

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SAN FRANCISCO — Uber laid off 350 employees on Monday, in the latest indication that the ride-hailing company is trying to respond to concerns among investors that it is losing too much money. The cuts, the third round in recent months, were focused in the autonomous vehicle unit, operati...read more

Attack in western Mexico leaves more than a dozen police killed

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At least 13 police officers were killed and three injured on Monday by gunmen in the western state of Michoacán, a region where violence attributed to organized crime has spiked in recent months. The state police officers had gone to a home in the town of El Aguaje in Aguililla municipali...read more

Failing Haiti and forgetting Jean-Bertrand Aristide Aristide | Letter

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Haiti’s political and economic problems are of course rooted in its exploitative treatment by the US going back decades and more (How US aid failed Haiti, The long read, 11 October). However, since 1990, in both elections and in huge popular demonstrations, Haitians have expressed their desi...read more

California governor demands PG&E accountability for mismanaging power shutoffs

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FILE PHOTO: California governor Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference as he signs SB 113, which will enable the transfer of $331million in state funds to the National Mortgage Special Deposit Fund in San Diego, California, U.S. October 9, 2019. REUTERS/ Mike Blake (Reuters) - Californi...read more

Tropical Depression Fifteen forms over eastern Atlantic - U.S. NHC

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(Reuters) - Tropical Depression Fifteen has formed in the eastern Atlantic and is forecast to become a tropical storm by early Tuesday morning, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. The depression is located about 320 miles (515 km) southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands, packing maxi...read more

U.S. NHC says 90% chance of cyclone formation near Cabo Verde Islands

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(Reuters) - A large low pressure system located less than 300 miles southeast of Cabo Verde Islands has a 90% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday. “Tropical depression or a tropical storm is likely to form later tonight or ear...read more

Greenpeace activists climb Shell North Sea platform saying "clean up your mess"

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LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded two Royal Dutch Shell oil platforms in the British North Sea on Monday in protest against plans to leave parts of the giant structures in place after production shuts down. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Royal Dutch Shell is seen at a petrol station ...read more

Elton John Calls Michael Jackson A 'Disturbing Person To Be Around'

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Elton John did not mince words when describing his interactions with the late pop star Michael Jackson, calling him “disturbing to be around.” In an excerpt of John’s memoir, “Me,” reported by several outlets, John wrote that Jackson was “the most adorable kid you could imagine” but later...read more

Kanye West Blasts Kim Kardashian For Dressing 'Too Sexy' For The Met Gala

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The Met Gala is always a source of anxiety for Kim Kardashian. But this year, husband Kanye West raised the tension even higher when he criticized her outfit ― and basically her whole image ― just before the May ball that’s often called fashion’s biggest night out.  On Sunday’s episode...read more

Dead Man Gets Last Laugh At His Funeral With An Unexpected Prank

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A man in Dublin, Ireland, decided to inject a little humor into his funeral Saturday by playing a prank on his loved ones. Shay Bradley, a Defense Forces veteran who died Oct. 8 “after a long illness bravely borne” according to his obituary, shocked then delighted funeralgoers when they s...read more

K-Pop Star Sulli Found Dead At 25

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K-pop singer and actress Sulli was found dead Monday.  Kim Seong-tae, an official from the Seongnam Sujeong Police Department, told the Associated Press that the 25-year-old was discovered on the second floor of her home in Sujeong-gu, Seongnam, near South Korea’s capital, Seoul. Sulli...read more

Kate Middleton's Plane Look Is Much Fancier Than Most People's

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Kate Middleton elevated most people’s idea of an “airplane outfit” on Monday, when she stepped off a plane to Pakistan after an eight-hour trip in a picture-perfect look. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge deplaned at the Pakistani Air Force Base in Nur Khan, Rawalpindi, for the first stop...read more

Cuffing season: are people really coupling up just because it is winter?

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You can feel it in the air, the snap when you step outside that – in the absence of a warm hand to hold – sends you scurrying back inside for gloves. Cuffing season is coming. You know, the run-up to winter when previously contented single people start seeking shelter in the cosiness of a comm...read more

England crush Bulgaria 6-0 but racist chants force stoppages in qualifier

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Given the history and given the buildup, in which claim and counter-claim had raised the temperature around this Euro 2020 qualifier, it was easy to fear the worst. But when it did happen, when the monkey chants towards Tyrone Mings started from a section of the Bulgaria support, there could...read more

Armchair viewers get a glimpse of the future and it looks to be laser-guided | Richard Williams

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While the glorious phenomenon that is Simone Biles was winning a fifth all‑around world gymnastics title last week with routines that included a triple-twisting double backflip during the floor exercise and a two‑flips‑two-twists dismount from the beam, she was doing things that the human ey...read more

St Pauli part company with player who voiced support of Turkey’s invasion

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The Turkish midfielder Cenk Sahin has been released by St Pauli following an Instagram post in support of his country’s invasion of Kurdish-held regions in northern Syria. The German club said on Monday: “Sahin has been released from his training and playing duties with immediate effect. ...read more

Liverpool stride out of City’s shadow but can they win from the front? | Paul Wilson

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When the Premier League resumes at the weekend all eyes will be on Old Trafford to see whether Manchester United can become the first team to take points off Liverpool. On the face of it such an outcome seems unlikely, even if derbies often have a life of their own. United have been terribl...read more

An Academic Take on Sports Rivalries

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When the Eagles face the Cowboys on Sunday and the Patriots face the Jets on Monday night, two fierce N.F.L. rivalries will be renewed. But where do they rank among all the bitter rivalries in North American sports? Any list of “greatest sports rivalries” is bound to be disputed. Make suc...read more

Trump hits Turkey with tariffs, threatens sanctions over Syria incursion

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday raised steel tariffs on Turkey and threatened more sanctions over its incursion into Syria as Trump scrambled to limit the damage from his much-criticized decision to clear U.S. troops from Turkey’s path. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Presiden...read more

Russia-backed Syrian army sweeps in after U.S. announces abrupt exit

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BEIRUT/ANKARA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia-backed Syrian forces took rapid advantage of an abrupt U.S. retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than 24 hours after Washington announced a full withdrawal. Washington’s Kurd...read more

EU governments limit arms sales to Turkey but avoid embargo

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LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Union countries agreed on Monday to limit arms exports to Turkey over its offensive in northern Syria, prompting condemnation from Ankara, even as they stopped short of a bloc-wide embargo against a NATO ally. FILE PHOTO: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le ...read more

Texas policeman faces charges after killing black woman in her home

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(Reuters) - A white Fort Worth, Texas, police officer has resigned and faces criminal charges after he shot dead a 28-year-old black woman inside her home, the city’s police chief said on Monday. Atatiana Jefferson was killed on Saturday at 2:30 a.m. by a single shot from officer Aaron Dean...read more
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