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Storm Doris hits the UK – in pictures

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The storm has brought snow and winds of up to 90mph to parts of Britain, causing travel disruption. Follow events in our live blogRuff weather: have your pets been affected by Storm Doris? Contribute here Continue reading... 



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Malaysia says VX nerve agent used in killing of N.Korean

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The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler’s outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, police said Friday. 



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Bitter Harvest review – timely but uneven Ukrainian famine drama

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Despite honourable intentions, this film addressing the Stalin-inflicted 1932-33 genocide in Ukraine is at times embarrassingly badAt least Bitter Harvest’s release date is relatively timely, given the recent focus in the news on Russia’s brutally aggressive, expansive ambitions. Putin may be accused of killing, but he’s...(more) 



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Philippines senator who branded President Duterte 'serial killer' arrested

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Senator Leila de Lima taken into custody on charges of drug trafficking, outraging supporters and human rights activistsThe highest-profile opponent of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs has been arrested – on charges of drug trafficking.The arrest of Senator Leila de Lima, had been...(more) 



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Turkey-backed Syria rebels seize battleground town from IS

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Al-Bab (Syria) (AFP) - Turkish-backed Syrian rebels said Thursday they had fully captured the town of Al-Bab from the Islamic State group, marking a key defeat for the jihadists after weeks of heavy fighting. As Ankara said its allies now had "near complete control" of the...(more) 



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Most of California is out of the drought

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A year ago, some Californians thought this day would never come. But, after being battered by weeks of record-setting rain, the vast majority of the state is out of drought. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report, less than 20% of the state faces any...(more) 



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Mildred Dresselhaus, the Queen of Carbon, Dies at 86

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Dr. Dresselhaus, who helped transform carbon into the superstar of modern materials science, was renowned for her efforts to promote the cause of women in science. 




Exclusive: Trump calls Chinese 'grand champions' of currency manipulation

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump declared China the "grand champions" of currency manipulation on Thursday, just hours after his new Treasury secretary pledged a more methodical approach to analyzing Beijing's foreign exchange practices.  



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Game company seeks to block Facebook from using virtual reality code

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(Reuters) - Video game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc, which earlier this month won a $500 million verdict against Facebook Inc's Oculus virtual reality unit and its founders for unauthorized copying of computer code, has asked a federal judge to block Oculus from using the code in...(more) 



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Philippine law enforcers arrest Duterte critic on drug charges

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MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippines Senator and staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs was arrested on Friday by law enforcement agents after charges were filed in court alleging she received money from drug dealers inside the country's prisons.  



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Merriam-Webster subtweeted Kellyanne Conway on behalf of feminists everywhere

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Who knew reference books could use Twitter so well? Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway said Thursday afternoon at CPAC, "It's difficult," for her to call herself a feminist. She said she feels that modern feminism is, "very anti-male," and, "very pro-abortion." Shortly after her statement,...(more) 



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California lawmakers release environmental bills in attempt to thwart Trump

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Democratic state senators in California on Thursday unveiled a series of bills designed to freeze in place Obama administration-era environmental regulations in the event the Trump administration moves to weaken them.  



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