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Trump's approval ratings are hovering around 40%. Here's how he could win in 2020 anyway
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Only one U.S. president in recent history had lower approval ratings than Donald Trump at this point in his first term, and that president lost his re-election bid. As Trump kicks off his own campaign Tuesday, CBC's Lyndsay Duncombe explains what he has working in his favour.


IAAF argued in court that Caster Semenya is 'biologically male'
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The governing body of track argued in court that Caster Semenya is "biologically male," and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete in female competitions.


Strong quake jolts northwest Japan, but no major damage reported
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An earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, prompting officials to issue a tsunami warning along the coast which was lifted about 2½ hours later.


Trial begins for U.S. Navy SEAL accused of murdering ISIS detainee
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Opening arguments are set to begin in the trial of a U.S. Navy SEAL court-martialled on charges of murdering a wounded Iraqi prisoner and shooting unarmed civilians.


Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologizes but says she won't resign
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has apologized for an extradition bill that set off massive protests and indicated it is unlikely to be revived.


Boeing announces 1st sale of 737 Max jets since deadly crashes
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Boeing is selling its 737 Max planes again. It says International Airlines Group has signed a letter of intent for 200 of the aircraft.


Iran will not wage war against any nation, president says
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Iran will not wage war against any nation, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday in a speech broadcast live on state TV.


Conservatives hold 2nd round of voting, debate in race to succeed Theresa May
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Britain's Conservative Party leadership could provide more clarity on Tuesday, with another round of voting and a televised debate of the candidates left standing.


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Michel Platini, Europe's Former Soccer Boss, Is Arrested As Part Of Qatar Inquiry
Just four years ago, Platini was the powerful head of Europe's football association and was seen as the heir apparent to Sepp Blatter.
What Happens To The Nuclear Deal If Iran Keeps Stockpiling Uranium?
Iran says it will exceed the limit on its stockpile of uranium agreed to under the 2015 nuclear deal. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Ambassador Wendy Sherman who helped craft that deal four years ago.
U.S. Resident Imprisoned In Iran On Spying Charges Returns To America
Nazir Zakka, a Lebanese citizen, was recently released from Iran's notorious Evin prison, where he served nearly four years.
U.S. Doesn't Want To Go To War With Iran, Retired Admiral McRaven Says
Steve Inskeep talks to retired Admiral William McRaven about the prospects for war with Iran. McRaven, who spent four decades as a Navy SEAL, oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
Denver Apparel Company Executive To Testify Against Planned Tariffs On Chinese Import
Noel King talks to Gail Ross, COO of Krimson Klover, about what she plans to say during public hearings on the Trump administration's proposal to place additional tariffs on Chinese imports.
2019 International Air Show Opens In France
A major question on everyone's mind at this year's Paris Air Show is the future prospects of Boeing after the grounding of the 737 Max jets. There have been two deadly crashes involving the plane.
U.S. Southern Border Cities Brace For Surge Of African Migrants
Latin American refugees are not the only ones seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border. A record number of African migrants are traveling up through Mexico, seeking asylum at U.S. ports of entry.
Protests Spotlight Hong Kong's 1 Country, 2 Systems Model With China
Recent protests are a reminder that Hong Kong has long been considered a thorn in Beijing's side. NPR's Noel King talks to David Rennie of
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Russia to Washington: Drop Middle East troop plan and stop provoking Iran
Russia told the United States on Tuesday to drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East and to cease actions that looked like a conscious attempt to provoke war with Iran.
Trump leaves 'question mark' over use of force to protect Gulf oil
U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to take military action to stop Tehran having a nuclear bomb but left open whether he would sanction the use of force to protect Gulf oil supplies.
Pompeo: U.S. President Trump does not want war with Iran
The United States will maintain its pressure campaign on Iran and continue to deter aggression in the region, but does not want the conflict with Tehran to escalate, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.
U.S. and Turkey in close touch on S-400/F-35 dispute: NATO commander
Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar are in contact about Ankara's plans to buy a Russian air defense system, and may meet during NATO meetings in Brussels next week, NATO's comman
Striking miners and police clash at Chile's Chuquicamata mine
Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in clashes on Tuesday with miners striking at Chile's giant Chuquicamata copper mine, as the workers tried to block access to a site operated by state-owned giant, Codelco.
Brazil lawmakers open pension debate as Bolsonaro pushes private savings accounts
Brazil's congressional committee on pension reform began debating a revised bill on Tuesday, as President Jair Bolsonaro urged lawmakers to rethink their move to drop his plan to introduce a retirement system based on private savi
Defying Trump, U.S. senator moves toward vote to block Saudi arms sales
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez began the formal process on Tuesday of blocking President Donald Trump's plan to proceed with more than $8 billion in military sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without congressional cons
Merkel says recovered from shaking bout after drinking water
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was seen shaking when she met visiting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy earlier on Tuesday, said she had since drunk water and was feeling better.
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Germany's Angela Merkel 'fine' after seen shaking in heatwave
Germany's 64-year-old chancellor shook uncontrollably for more than a minute during an event in Berlin.
Caster Semenya says IAAF used her as a human guinea pig and fears others at risk
Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya says she was used by the IAAF and fears other athletes are also at risk.
Greenland’s ‘unusual’ melting sea ice captured in stunning image
A climate scientist has captured the reality of sea ice loss in Greenland in a viral picture.
Berlin backs five-year rent freeze amid housing pressure
Rents have soared in the German capital - and now politicians are moving to keep flats affordable.
DR Congo exodus of 300,000 'may hamper Ebola battle'
Violence between cattle-herders and farmers could hamper the fight against the virus, the UN warns.
Mohammed Morsi: UN calls for inquiry into ex-Egyptian president's death
The 67-year-old former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi died after collapsing in court.
Teenage neo-Nazis jailed over terror offences
A judge said their online propaganda for a group called the Sonnenkrieg Division was abhorrent.
Facebook reveals digital currency details
Users will be able make payments with the currency via Facebook's apps and WhatsApp.
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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Michel Platini, Europe's Former Soccer Boss, Is Arrested As Part Of Qatar Inquiry
Just four years ago, Platini was the powerful head of Europe's football association and was seen as the heir apparent to Sepp Blatter.
What Happens To The Nuclear Deal If Iran Keeps Stockpiling Uranium?
Iran says it will exceed the limit on its stockpile of uranium agreed to under the 2015 nuclear deal. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Ambassador Wendy Sherman who helped craft that deal four years ago.
U.S. Resident Imprisoned In Iran On Spying Charges Returns To America
Nazir Zakka, a Lebanese citizen, was recently released from Iran's notorious Evin prison, where he served nearly four years.
U.S. Doesn't Want To Go To War With Iran, Retired Admiral McRaven Says
Steve Inskeep talks to retired Admiral William McRaven about the prospects for war with Iran. McRaven, who spent four decades as a Navy SEAL, oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
Denver Apparel Company Executive To Testify Against Planned Tariffs On Chinese Import
Noel King talks to Gail Ross, COO of Krimson Klover, about what she plans to say during public hearings on the Trump administration's proposal to place additional tariffs on Chinese imports.
2019 International Air Show Opens In France
A major question on everyone's mind at this year's Paris Air Show is the future prospects of Boeing after the grounding of the 737 Max jets. There have been two deadly crashes involving the plane.
U.S. Southern Border Cities Brace For Surge Of African Migrants
Latin American refugees are not the only ones seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border. A record number of African migrants are traveling up through Mexico, seeking asylum at U.S. ports of entry.
Protests Spotlight Hong Kong's 1 Country, 2 Systems Model With China
Recent protests are a reminder that Hong Kong has long been considered a thorn in Beijing's side. NPR's Noel King talks to David Rennie of
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Strong earthquake jolts northwest Japan; no major damage reported

A powerful earthquake jolted northwestern Japan late Tuesday, and officials warned of a possible tsunami up to 3.3 feet high along parts of the coast.

Some areas lost electrical power and some bullet train services were suspended, but there were no immediate reports of serious injuries or damage...


Hong Kong’s leader offers her ‘sincere apologies’ but refuses to resign

With her term likely reduced to lame duck status, Hong Kong’s leader offered her most forceful apology yet for championing a massively unpopular extradition bill, but still declined to accede to the demands of 2 million people who took to the streets Sunday to call for her ouster.

Speaking solemnly...


Ecuador defends decision to let the U.S. use the Galapagos Islands for anti-drug flights

Ecuador’s defense minister on Monday defended his country’s decision to allow U.S. anti-drug overflights to land in the environmentally sensitive Galapagos Islands, saying the planes will use the landing strips “no more than three days [per month] … in situations of emergency or refueling.”

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Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's death stirs memories of onetime democracy hopes

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, imprisoned since the military removed him from office in 2013, died Monday after collapsing in court, putting the nation’s authoritarian-minded government on the defensive over his treatment in custody.

State television reported early Tuesday that the cause...


Guatemalan election headed for runoff in August

Guatemala’s presidential election appeared headed for a runoff between a former first lady and a former prisons chief after none of the 19 candidates won a majority of votes in Sunday’s balloting.

With 98% of the ballots counted, the country’s electoral tribunal reported Monday that former first...


At Toronto Raptors victory rally two people are shot and wounded

Toronto police say two people have been shot and wounded at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors. Two people have been arrested.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Toronto's mayor and the Raptors players remained on stage while the ceremony was briefly interrupted.

Festivities for the NBA...


Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s death renews criticism of his treatment in prison

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, imprisoned since the military removed him from office in 2013, died Monday after collapsing in court, officials said, putting the nation’s authoritarian-minded government on the defensive over his treatment in custody.

The country’s first democratically...


Hong Kong’s leader faces pressure to resign. Will her replacement be any better?

It seemed impossible to conceive Hong Kong could produce a more unpopular leader than Leung Chun-ying, the hapless one-term chief executive who was despised for refusing to negotiate with activists during the 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement protests.

Enter Carrie Lam, the career civil servant...


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Guatemala election: What campaign chaos has to do with migration north

Guatemala election: What campaign chaos has to do with migration northA little boy ran out of a voting booth Sunday in the Guatemalan department of San Marcos, a rural area south of the Mexican border. Grasping his mother’s hand, he victoriously screamed, “I voted!” holding up his inked index finger.



In Trump peace conference, a perilous balancing act for Jordan

In Trump peace conference, a perilous balancing act for JordanAs the Trump administration prepares for an economic conference next week in Bahrain, the first leg of its Middle East peace plan, it is exerting immense pressure on two of America’s closest Arab allies to take part in a process seen as toxic by their own publics. Rather than advocates for the administration’s undisclosed “ultimate deal,” Jordan and Egypt are reluctant guests at the conference. For their part, Palestinians are also applying pressure to Arab states to boycott the economic workshop, which many Arabs fear will offer investment projects to Palestinians in return for recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem and the West Bank – a “selling off” of Palestinian statehood.



Why this Republican senator has been able to forge her own path

Why this Republican senator has been able to forge her own path“As long as she’s working for the state of Alaska, people support her,” says Kathryn Bowerman, taking a break from crocheting in Bethel’s public library. The support from Bethel’s voters is a window into Senator Murkowski’s political viability – and her vulnerability. In fact, Senator Murkowski’s record in Washington as a moderate Republican who at times defies her party – and President Donald Trump – infuriates many Alaska Republicans.



Hong Kong’s quiet message to Beijing

Hong Kong’s quiet message to BeijingOn Sunday, more than a quarter of Hong Kong’s residents, or about 2 million people, were out on the streets to defend the territory’s much-cherished rule of law. It was the third protest in eight days against a proposed extradition treaty sought by China. The color was made popular in December when churchgoers in Hong Kong wore black over two Sundays in solidarity with fellow Christians in the mainland suffering a government crackdown on religion.



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Shanahan, Trump said, "has decided not to go forward with his confirmation process so that he can devote more time to his family."
Trump's worst enemy as he kicks off his re-election bid may be himself
As his campaign seeks reinforcements for its formidable base, some Trump voters say the president's persona is the problem.
Facebook to launch digital currency, Libra
The project is the biggest step of any major corporation into the emerging realms of digital currency and blockchain technology.
Undercover video offers gruesome look at Florida dogfighting ring
The footage, shot by a confidential government informant, was obtained by NBC News after eight people were indicted on federal dogfighting charges.
Fugitive suspected of paying for David Ortiz shooting identified, 10th suspect arrested
Ortiz is still recovering in Massachusetts, where his condition was updated to good on Tuesday.
Paul Manafort expressed concern about going to a New York prison. Then the DOJ stepped in.
A DOJ spokesperson said they "determined to err on the side of caution by keeping Mr. Manafort in federal custody" during his state trial instead of Rikers Island.
China harvests organs from detainees, tribunal concludes
China's organ transplant trade is worth $1 billion a year, according to a tribunal. This story contains details some may find distressing.
Woman found dead in Costco parking lot likely attacked by dogs
Three dogs — a pit bull, a large mixed-breed dog and a stray — were taken into custody by animal control and euthanized.
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CRT defibrillator may help more heart failure patients
For patients with heart abnormalities that can't be fixed with a normal defibrillator, a cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator may help with the problem.

Modern microbes found living inside dinosaur bones
When scientists went looking for preserved collagen inside dinosaur bones, they struck out. They did, however, find large colonies of modern bacteria.

Julián Castro's housing platform aims to increase ownership, reduce discrimination
Calling housing "a human right," Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro unveiled a series of new proposals to address housing affordability issues that are mounting across the country.

Maren Morris says Playboy shoot was 'really fun challenge'
Country star Maren Morris discussed her topless Playboy shoot and her willingness to challenge sexual norms in the music industry.

Bobcat returns to nature center after escape during break-in
A bobcat that escaped from a Tennessee nature center during a break-in returned home on her own, and police have arrested a suspect.

FX renews 'Pose' for a third season
FX has renewed Ryan Murphy's drama series "Pose" for a third season.

Raytheon, Northrop Grumman partner on hypersonic missile system
Northrop Grumman will develop, produce and integrate scramjet combustors made entirely of 3D-printed parts to power Raytheon's air-breathing hypersonic weapons, the two companies announced on Tuesday.

Potent storm to trigger flooding, tornado threats in Ohio Valley, Northeast
The caboose in a train of storm systems will travel from the Midwest on Wednesday to the Northeast on Thursday with concentrated heavy rain and the potential for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.

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Carrie Lam ignored public opinion, says freed activist

Joshua Wong blames Hong Kong leader for city’s protests, despite her apology

Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, is the person responsible for mobilising the biggest protests in the city’s history, the freed student activist Joshua Wong has said.

The 22-year-old, who was the face of the last major demonstrations in Hong Kong in 2014, who was released from jail on Monday followingafter a two-month term for contempt of court. He told the Guardiansaid that despite Lam’s “sincere and solemn” apology at a press conference, and her hint that the extradition law that sparked this month’s MASS protests had been effectively retracted, the chief executive had not met any of her critics’ demands.

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Tory leadership: result imminent in second ballot – live news

Second round of voting in the Tory leadership contest, plus Boris Johnson and other candidates take part in BBC hustings

Room filling up for the result of the second ballot of the Tory leadership results

This is from my colleague Peter Walker, who is in committee room 14 where the result is due to announced at 6pm.

We’re in the room - committee room 14 to be precise - for the result of second round of MPs’ voting for next Tory leader. Due at 6pm-ish. Johnson will be top again, of course, but who will come last and/or fail to reach the 33-vote threshold? Dicey for Raab, Javid & Stewart.

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Tech firms to check suppliers after mining revelations in Tanzania

Apple says it is ‘deeply committed to responsible sourcing of materials’

Electronics companies, including Canon, Apple and Nokia, are re-evaluating their supply chains following reports they may be using gold extracted from a Tanzanian mine that has been criticised for environmental failures.

Over the past 10 years, at the North Mara goldmine – which is operated by London-listed Acacia Mining – there have been more than a dozen killings of intruding locals by security personnel.

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MH17: prosecutors to identify suspects and file first charges

Inquiry expected to name first four suspects over downing of flight that killed 298 in 2014

Dutch prosecutors are to identify suspects and file the first criminal charges over the 2014 downing of flight MH17 over east Ukraine which killed 298 people in the worst atrocity in five years of war between Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists.

The charges are likely to target members of a Russia-backed separatist movement and may include Russian service personnel who commanded or helped transport the anti-aircraft missile system used to bring down the plane.

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Trump to launch 2020 campaign amid confusion over mass deportation threat – live

In international trade news, stock prices are sharply higher on Wall Street this lunchtime following news that the leaders of the US and China will meet face-to-face next week at the G20 summit to discuss their long-running trade dispute.
Technology and industrial companies, which would benefit the most from easing trade tensions, rose more than the rest of the market, the AP reports.

Apple climbed 2.4% and heavy-duty equipment maker Caterpillar added 2.5%.

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SCOOP: The Chanos-@JoeBiden fundraiser may have set a record for a signle prez campaign event at a NYC residence raising $500,000--and money still being counted. more now @FoxBusiness

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Two boys, 14, convicted of classmate's murder in Ireland

Victim Ana Kriégel was lured from her home, beaten and sexually assaulted in May 2018

Two 14-year-old boys have been found guilty of murdering a classmate after luring her to an abandoned house and beating and sexually assaulting her, in a case that has shaken Ireland.

The battered and partially clothed body of Ana Kriégel was found in a derelict farmhouse in Lucan, a Dublin suburb, on 17 May 2018, three days after she went missing.

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Mohamed Morsi buried as detention conditions denounced as torture

Egyptian former president’s burial takes place under heavy security in remote area of Cairo

Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi has been buried in a remote area of Cairo as his treatment in custody before his death was denounced as torture.

Morsi, the only democratically elected civilian leader in Egypt’s history, fainted in court on Monday and was pronounced dead on arrival in hospital. He was prosecuted on numerous charges after his one-year rule was brought to an end by a military coup in 2013.

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Greece and Cyprus call on EU to punish Turkey in drilling dispute

War of words as Turkish vessel begins offshore operations in eastern Mediterranean

Greece and Cyprus have urged the European Union to take punitive measures against Turkey amid escalating tensions in the eastern Mediterranean over offshore energy reserves.

As Ankara upped the ante by announcing it would expand exploration for potentially lucrative gas resources in the region, the Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, appealed to the EU “to unreservedly condemn the illegal actions of Turkey”.

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Hong Kong leader offers ‘sincere apology’ after massive march against extradition bill
Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam will not fully withdraw the legislation as demonstrators have demanded, and said she wants to continue to serve the public.
Japan wraps everything in plastic. Now it wants to fight against plastic pollution.
Japan’s obsession with hygiene and packaging fuel calls for “innovation” at next week’s G-20 summit.
U.N. joins call for independent probe in controversial death of Egypt’s ousted president Morsi
Democratically elected Mohamed Morsi was buried Tuesday in a ceremony attended only by family.
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Platini detained on suspicion of Qatar World Cup corruption
Former UEFA president and French football legend Michel Platini is being detained for "technical reasons", according to his team.

Merkel 'doing well' after visibly shaking at ceremony
Angela Merkel sparked concern after she began shaking vigorously as she greeted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Berlin.

UN calls for inquiry into death of ex-Egyptian president
United Nations officials have called for an independent inquiry into the death of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.

Hong Kong leader 'sorry' but does not abandon extradition bill amid fury
Hong Kong's leader has appeared in public to offer her "sincere apology" following mass protests against a proposed extradition law, but has not said she will abandon the bill.

Stuntman found dead after magic trick in River Ganges goes wrong
The body of an Indian magician who drowned when his Houdini-like escape stunt went wrong has been recovered from the River Ganges.

Teen's fatal fall on holiday in Majorca 'was preventable'
"Simple steps" could have prevented the death of a British teenager who fell from a wall during his holiday in Magaluf, an inquest has heard.

Two boys, both 14, guilty of murdering teenage girl in Dublin
Two teenagers have been found guilty of the murder of a 14-year-old girl in Dublin.

Bella Hadid apologises to Arab fans for 'insulting' Instagram post
Bella Hadid has been forced to apologise after insulting a number of Middle Eastern fans in a social media post.

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Ex-French Soccer Great Michel Platini Arrested as Part of 2022 World Cup Corruption Probe
Platini denied wrongdoing during police questioning following his arrest
How A Nurse With a Hole in Her Skull Changed The Medical History of Migraines
The following is adapted from an excerpt from social and medical historian Katherine Foxhall’s new book, Migraine: A History, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, and out June 18, 2019. In 1936, Alfred Goltman, a phy
President Trump’s Tax Law Has Made Americans Less Generous, Charities Say
Giving reportedly fell around 3.4%, after adjusting for inflation, last year
‘Plant Guy’ Has Delivered Kawhi Leonard His Housewarming Gift and the Internet Has Deemed Them Both Heroes
Plant Guy has fulfilled his dream of giving Kawhi Leonard his housewarming gift — and the internet couldn’t be more thrilled. “Plant Guy,” as he has been dubbed, has been the subject of much adoration. Onli

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