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Is the era of the movie star over?
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Twenty years ago, a leading actor or actress would guarantee the success of a film. Nowadays, star power has dwindled – but are their days numbered for good? When Talking Movies first aired 20 years ago, A-listers like Tom Cruise and Julia Roberts had enormous clout; they were able to command huge [...]
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DNA sought over vegetative woman’s baby
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Arizona Police want to test the DNA of male staff at a nursing home where a patient gave birth. Police in Arizona are seeking DNA samples from male staff at a nursing home where a patient in a vegetative state gave birth. The incident occurred at a clinic run by Hacienda HealthCare, near Phoenix. Th [...]
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Smiles as ex-enemies cross frontline to shop
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The reopening of the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea has transformed the towns near the frontier. The reopening of the border between former enemies Ethiopia and Eritrea has dramatically changed the towns near the frontier, writes the BBC's Emmanuel Igunza. The sun had just risen but the market [...]
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Secrets of ancient ‘mystery couple’ revealed
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We get a glimpse into the story behind a rare 'couple's grave' from the ancient Harappan civilisation. About 4,500 years ago, a man and a woman were buried in a grave together in a sprawling cemetery on the outskirts of a thriving settlement of one of the world's earliest urban civilisations. In 201 [...]
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Mysterious radio signals from deep space
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A telescope picks up bursts of radio waves from a distant galaxy, shedding light on an astrophysical puzzle. Astronomers have revealed details of mysterious signals emanating from a distant galaxy, picked up by a telescope in Canada. The precise nature and origin of the blasts of radio waves is unkn [...]
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‘Bye-bye’ – Trump exits shutdown talks
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The US president walks out of a meeting aimed at ending a nearly three-week government shutdown. President Donald Trump has walked out of a meeting with Democratic leaders as negotiations broke down on the 19th day of a US government shutdown. The Republican president ended talks after Nancy Pelosi [...]
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US-China trade talks extended to third day amid hopes of deal
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Negotiations in Beijing aimed at easing trade dispute between the world's two largest economies that has roiled markets. Face-to-face trade negotiations between China and the United States have been extended to an unscheduled third day amid hopes that the world's two largest economies can reach a de [...]
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10 EU countries ‘ready’ to welcome refugees stuck at sea
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Decision to take in refugees stranded at sea announced on condition that Malta provides its docks for disembarkation. European leaders have said they are in discussions to resolve the case of 49 refugees and migrants trapped on the Mediterranean since December 21. Ten European countries, including G [...]
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Iran hit with sanctions after being blamed for killing dissidents
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Dutch intelligence agency claims Iran ordered killing of two opposition figures, but Tehran strongly denied accusations. The Iranian government is responsible for the killing of two dissident Iranians living in the Netherlands, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday, as the European U [...]
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British legislators create new obstacle to ‘no-deal’ Brexit
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Britain's parliament has dealt Prime Minister Theresa May's government a narrow defeat by passing an amendment designed to put roadblocks in place to make a "no-deal" Brexit more difficult. Legislators on Tuesday backed an amendment to the Finance Bill that would prohibit the government from spendi [...]
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Brazil’s environmental chief resigns after Bolsonaro criticism
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Head of agency in charge of protecting the Amazon rainforest quits after Brazilian president questions spending. The head of Brazil's environmental protection agency has resigned following criticism from the country's newly inaugurated far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. A spokesperson for the Brazi [...]
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Latin America in 2019: Stories to watch
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As controversial new leaders find their feet and crises continue, here are the stories to look out for this year. In the last 12 months, Latin America has seen a series of high-stakes elections, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) deliver its biggest-ever bailout package and Venezuela's economic c [...]
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Trump demands border wall: Dems say he deals in ‘fear, not facts’
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Televised speeches come as shutdown, centred on Trump's demand for $5.7bn in border wall funding, heads for 19th day. US President Donald Trump made a case for a wall on the border with Mexico in a televised address on Tuesday, saying that the situation is a "humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the he [...]
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Kurdish ‘terror group supporters’ among Yellow Vest protesters, Erdogan claims
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims that supporters of Kurdish insurgent groups are not only among the Yellow Vests protesting in France, but are steering the movement toward creating regional chaos. The sympathizers of the separatist terrorist organization, who we warned [Europe] not to p [...]
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Paris’ first nudist restaurant zips up its pants and closes its doors
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Having severely overestimated consumer desire to have strangers watch them eat in the buff, Paris’ first nudist cafe will soon be closing down. Mike and Stephane Saada, the owners of the evocatively titled “O’naturel”, said they would be closing up shop this coming February, citing a surpris [...]
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Spider-like walking car seeks to revolutionize disaster recovery (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
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From RT: We may not have flying cars yet, but Hyundai has finally built one that can… walk? Resembling something from a Transformers film, the vehicles are designed to navigate difficult terrain by blending electric car and robotic tech. We may not have flying cars yet, but Hyundai has finally bui [...]
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‘What if we kidnap & torture them?’ Duterte blasts state auditors who ‘stall’ govt work
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The president of the Philippines has suggested kidnapping and torturing government auditors who look too closely into how the government is spending money. Fed up with the Commission on Audit’s (COA) constant scrutiny of government spending, President Rodrigo Duterte proposed a radical way to deal [...]
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‘Occupy Paris’: Man rallies travelers behind police-beating boxer in VIDEO threat to Macron
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A man claiming to be a Gypsy has issued a video threat to French President Emmanuel Macron, urging fellow travelers to “occupy Paris” in support of the “honorable” police-brawling boxer Christophe Dettinger. Ex-champion boxer Dettinger made headlines over the weekend after being filmed brawl [...]
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