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  • TDUBAI - Buying the world’s greatest racehorses doesn’t come cheap, but even the industry’s most knowledgeable experts were “blown away” by the $4,356,000 spent on this year’s most expensive yearling colt. The young horse, the subject of a fierce bidding war, was ...

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  • TSeoul - A museum dedicated to human rights has opened in a notorious building in Seoul where South Korean pro-democracy activists were once tortured. The Democracy and Human Rights Memorial Hall is located in a seven-story structure where many people, primarily students, were brought for police ...

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  • TLONDON - Flight times from London to Sydney could be 80 percent shorter by the 2030s, should a hypersonic rocket engine being developed in the UK get off the ground. The UK Space Agency has announced at the UK Space Conference 2019 that it would be working more closely with the Australian Space ...

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  • TNEW YORK-Cities across the world on Saturday marked Batman Day by flashing the Bat Signal across buildings and into the night sky, a nod to the Caped Crusader on his 80th birthday. Fans of the DC Comics superhero spotted his famous distress call at 8 p.m. local time in Melbourne, Tokyo, ...

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  • TKabul     -   At least 48 people have been killed in two separate suicide attacks in Afghanistan on Tuesday. In Parwan province, to the north of Kabul, a Taliban suicide bomber targeted an election campaign rally where Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani was set to ...

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  • TNew Delhi-It was an impressive disguise: the snow-white beard, the oversized glasses, the wheelchair. But it was when the seemingly frail and elderly passenger reached security at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport - India’s busiest airport - that he caught the attention of ...

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  • TCalifornia - Curtis Whitson has two strangers to thank for his family being alive today. Two brave hikers plucked a lime green bottle from a river and alerted authorities about the SOS message they found inside. Whitson, his 13-year-old son and girlfriend, Krystal Ramirez, had decided to spend ...

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  • TBoston - Felicity Huffman will spend 14 days in prison for her role in what authorities have called the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted.The “Desperate Housewives” actress also will have to serve one year of probation, perform 250 hours of community service and pay a ...

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  • TLos Angeles - Eddie Money, the singer and songwriter that was known for hits from the 1970s and 1980s such as “Baby Hold On” and “Take Me Home Tonight,” died following complications from esophageal cancer, his family announced. He was 70.“It is with heavy hearts that ...

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  • TVATICAN CITY-Pope Francis has apologised for arriving late for his weekly prayer in St Peter’s Square, saying he got stuck in a lift in the Vatican. The 82-year-old pontiff said he had been trapped in the lift for 25 minutes because of a power outage before he was freed by firefighters.Pope ...

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  • TWashington-US President Donald Trump has doubled down on defending his youngest daughter, Tiffany Trump, on the heels of his longtime personal assistant’s ouster. Madeleine Westerhout was pushed out of the White House for sharing intimate details about Trump’s family with reporters, ...

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  • TVENICE - Venice has spent the last few years trying to curb the overtourism that has plagued it. But now Italy’s famed city of canals has taken action against a bridge that isn’t capable of handling the tourists they already have. Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava has been fined ...

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  • TLONDON - Taylor Swift is in love again, ladies and gentlemen, and this time it’s with a nation. “God, I love the English,” the American pop legend sings on “London Boy,” a track from her seventh studio album, “Lover,” released August 23. Like a lot of ...

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  • TBrussels-Are we truly alone in this universe? The Red Planet may only be a drop in our immense cosmos, but Mars has always been a key place of curiosity when it has come to alien life. Now a high-tech camera could solve the age-old question: is there - or has there ever been - life on Mars? In ...

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  • TSan Francisco-Air travellers to and from the US city of San Francisco now experience water in new ways. Starting Tuesday, those wishing to hydrate at San Francisco International Airport will have to drink from a water fountain, bring their own reusable bottle or prepare to buy an airport-approved ...

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  • TGIBRALTAR - A seized oil tanker at the center of a standoff between the UK and Iran is free to set sail, despite eleventh-hour efforts by the United States to halt the move to release it. The Supreme Court in the British territory of Gibraltar approved the release of the Grace 1, which was seized ...

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  • TWASHINGTON          -       The US Department of Transportation warned commercial shipping companies on Wednesday about a list of Iranian threats in the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf, including GPS interference and ...

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  • TNairobi-Kenyan Member of Parliament Rashid Kassim has been arrested after being accused of causing “actual bodily harm” to his female colleague, the Kenyan Police Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said. In a video circulating on social media, MP Fatuma Gedi said she was ...

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  • TASSAM-Almost 50 children have died in northern India over the past three weeks from a brain disease that has been linked to toxins in lychees. Health authorities in the state of Bihar said 47 children have died of acute encephalitis syndrome, which involves inflammation of the brain. Two hospitals ...

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  • TWASHINGTON-The storm of false information that never stopped throughout 2018 has led Dictionary.com to name “misinformation” its annual “Word of the Year.” While the word has been around since the late 1500s, it made a huge comeback this year as the amount of false ...

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  • TBefore hopping aboard Air Force One to head back to the United States after his historic summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump spent more than an hour(!) talking and taking questions from the assembled media. It was quite a performance. 1. "We spent very ...

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  • TNEW DELHI-India’s tourism minister is furiously backpedaling after suggesting that women who visit India shouldn’t wear skirts for their own safety. Mahesh Sharma made the comments over the weekend while promoting a welcome kit that will be handed out to tourists when they arrive in ...

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