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Man dies after being left brain-dead in French drug trial, hospital says

The man who was left brain-dead after the botched drug trial has died, the hospital where he was being treated says<p>A man who was left brain-dead after suffering serious side effects during a French drugs trial for a new painkiller died on Sunday, in the latest tragic development in the worst such …

Russian deputies want to ban public displays of affection between gay people

Russia’s parliament is considering a bill that would ban some couples from kissing or holding hands.<p>The bill comes up for discussion next week and would ban “public expressions of non-traditional relationships.” Any non-heterosexual couple caught hugging or kissing would face a fine. If said …

Prominent Bitcoin Developer Declares the Digital Currency a Failure

One of digital currency Bitcoin’s long-time supporters and developers has decided to walk away from it. His reason: Bitcoin has failed.<p>Mike Hearn, …

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KNOW IT ALL: Friday's Top 7 Stories at NBC News

Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:<p>No more hesitation, no more alliances, no more happy talk about how proud every candidate is to be on stage with such great colleagues. Thursday’s Republican debate was what it looks like when candidates stop being polite, and start …

Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' Sells Out After Week on German Bookshelves

MAINZ, Germany — The first 4,000 copies of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” have sold out less a week after a new annotated version of the Nazi leader’s manifesto hit German bookstores.<p>Publishers also received 15,000 pre-orders before sales even started on January 8, said Simone Paulmichl of …

China Aims to Explore Dark Side of the Moon by 2018: Xinhua

China plans to land the first probe ever on the dark side of the moon in 2018, marking another milestone in its ambitious space program, the official Xinhua news agency reported.<p>China has launched a new round of work focused on lunar exploration, coming about two years after it made the first "soft …

Pentagon Video Shows Airstrike Destroying ISIS Cash Stockpile

The Defense Department has released a video showing the U.S. bombing of an ISIS cash stockpile in Mosul, Iraq, on Monday.<p>The 47-second, black-and-white video begins with an overhead shot of the building in Mosul, which is the militants' main stronghold in Iraq. The facility is then hit with two …

American Missionary Among At Least 23 Killed in al Qaeda-Linked Burkina Faso Attack

An American missionary was among nearly two dozen victims killed by Al Qaeda-linked militants in an attack on a luxury hotel in the capital of Burkina Faso.<p>At least 28 people were killed and 126 others were held hostage for hours by at least four militants in Ouagadougou, officials said.<p>The …

Former comedian Morales sworn in as Guatemala president

A former TV comedian has been sworn in as Guatemala's new president on the back of widespread public anger at government corruption.<p>Jimmy Morales used his inaugural address on Thursday evening to promise more transparency in the country's political system but cautioned that it would take time for …

US not ready to end Iran sanctions over nuclear deal

America has said it is not ready to suspend economic sanctions against Iran because its compliance with the nuclear deal has not been verified.<p>White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday that Iran was making important progress toward curbing its nuclear programme and that it is possible that …

What's behind the falling price of oil? | Politics

MORE FROM AL JAZEERA<p>What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.<p>Amid deepening regional rivalries what does the future hold for Lebanon's long established political dynasties?<p>Thousands of Africans pick fruit and vegetables …

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Venezuela government declares 'economic emergency'

Venezuela's government has declared an "economic emergency" due to "catastrophic" inflation and growth figures.<p>The government's decree sets a 60-day period in which President Nicolas Maduro has wider powers to intervene in companies or limit access to currency.<p>"We are confronting a true storm," …

Iran FM: Sanctions on Tehran to be lifted on Saturday

International sanctions on Iran will be lifted within hours when the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) issues its final report on Tehran's nuclear programme, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying.<p>Zarif arrived in Vienna earlier on Saturday, where the IAEA was expected …

American sailors told by Iranian captors to 'act happy'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The 10 U.S. Navy sailors held by Iran were told by their captors to "act happy" while they were being videotaped during their detention, according to a U.S. defense official with access to the latest information about the debriefing of the sailors.<p>The U.S. commander who spoke on …

Feds Lift Restrictions on U.S. Telecoms in Cuba

The Federal Communications Commission removed Cuba from its exclusions list Friday, making it easier for U.S. telecommunications companies to offer …

Marathon bomber loses bid for new trial, told to pay $101M

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday rejected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's bid for a new trial and ordered him to pay victims of the …

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In Shattered Ramadi, A Weakened ISIS Fights On Behind Human Shields

On a cold desert morning full of birdsong and smokers' coughs, the head of Iraq's special forces is holding court in the master bedroom of a commandeered family home, perched on the edge of a rumpled pink bed and lighting his first cigarettes of the day.<p>"In Ramadi city, and Ramadi's suburbs, ISIS …

Leafs blow third-period lead again but manage to beat Flyers in overtime

Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs like to think of the first period as the most important 20 minutes of the game.<p>That worked out well against the Philadelphia Flyers, though making the third period their worst almost didn't. The Leafs blew two leads after the second intermission but managed …

12 Marines missing after helicopters collide off Hawaii; loved ones report names

<b>(CNN) —</b> Crews are searching for 12 Marines missing at sea after two CH-53 helicopters apparently collided during an overnight training flight off the Hawaiian island of Oahu, authorities said.<p>Personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy, and Honolulu Fire Department looked for survivors seven miles …

Clinton’s Emails Give Glimpse Into a Candidate Often Under Pressure

CHARLESTON, S.C. — As she prepares for the NBC-YouTube Democratic debate here Sunday night, Hillary Clinton finds herself somewhat on the ropes in the Democratic race, facing a once-unthinkable threat from a surprisingly strong Bernie Sanders in the early primary states of Iowa and New …

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