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Philippines orders Australian nun deported and blacklisted

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine immigration bureau on Thursday ordered the deportation of an Australian nun who has angered the president by joining anti-government rallies, but her lawyers called the move "persecution" and said they would appeal.<p>The Bureau of Immigration also wants to …

Catholicism

2018 is only halfway over, but a troubling climate change trend is already apparent

Earth is in the midst of a 40-year-long accelerated warming trend spurred on by human-caused climate change, and 2018 isn't helping.<p>Scientists at …

China says U.S. blaming Xi for blocking trade deal is 'bogus'

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday comments made by a senior White House official blaming Chinese President Xi Jinping for blocking progress on a deal to avert a trade war were "shocking" and "bogus" accusations.<p>The United States and China this month slapped tariffs on $34 billion of each …

China

China And U.S. Drifting Apart

In an interview with CNBC on Wednesday, President Trump's top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, highlighted the Administration's growing frustration …

Democrats Say Final Russian Computer Intrusion Netted Nothing For The Hackers

Russian intelligence officers were probably seeking information on likely Hillary Clinton voters when they hacked into a leased Democratic Party …

Democratic Party

Novichok poisoning: police identify Skripal suspects – report

Police are believed to have identified the suspected perpetrators of the novichok attack on the Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia.<p>Detectives think several Russians were involved in the attack in Salisbury in March and are looking for more than one suspect, the Press …

Nerve Agents

On fourth anniversary of MH17 crash, father of three victims slams Trump’s friendliness with Putin

President Trump elicited a barrage of criticism in Washington after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday — for expressing doubt about Russian interference in the 2016 election and for being soft on Putin. But one of the most scathing condemnations came from a …

Russia

Please Wait

Illinois governor profits off ICE detention center contracts

CHICAGO — Gov. Bruce Rauner this year reported a profit from a private equity fund that owns a health care group servicing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers, including facilities that hold immigrant families with children.<p>In his most recent statement of economic interests, …

Bruce Rauner

Cop Caught on Video Firing Taser at a Calm, Nonviolent, Compliant Man Who Was Sitting on a Curb

A viral Facebook video showing a Lancaster, Pa., police officer deploying his Taser on a man who was calm, nonviolent and—most importantly—attempting …

Obama: I told Trump to just rename Obamacare and take credit for it

<b>Beverly Hills, California (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama told donors on Thursday in Los Angeles that he told then-incoming President Donald Trump that he should rename Obamacare and take credit for its successes, instead of repealing it.<p>During a question and answer session at a fundraiser with …

Health Care

U.S. Ends 70 Years of Military Presence in South Korean Capital

Seoul, South Korea (AP) -- The United States formally ended seven decades of military presence in South Korea's capital Friday with a ceremony to …

Hundreds arrested in DC protesting Trump immigration policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police arrested nearly 600 people Thursday after hundreds of loudly chanting women demonstrated inside a Senate office building against President Donald Trump's treatment of migrant families. Among them were a Washington state congresswoman, the lawmaker said on …

Immigration

Capital Gazette shooting suspect barricaded back entrance, prosecutor says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The accused gunman in the deadly shooting at Maryland's Capital Gazette newspaper barricaded the back entrance of the paper's office so people could not escape as he began "systematically hunting and killing," Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Wes Adams said Friday.<p>Authorities said …

Crime

China Weekend Data to Hint at Economic Readiness for Trade War

A key economic release this Saturday will give one of the earliest signs of how China’s economy is faring as a wave of higher tariffs on trade with …

Economy

Refugees in an 'enemy country': Exiled Turks in Thessaloniki

They learned at school that Greeks were their enemies. Now many exiled Turks have found refuge in Thessaloniki. Florian Schmitz met some of them.<p>The …

Thessaloniki

Nathan Myhrvold: ‘Nasa doesn’t want to admit it’s wrong about asteroids’

Any patent holder who enforces their rights gets called a patent troll. Silicon Valley feels very threatened by anything that could challenge its own authority<p>Nathan Myhrvold is the former chief technology officer of Microsoft, founder of the controversial patent asset company Intellectual Ventures …

Asteroids

Child Marriage Is Legal In 48 States. These Women Are Asking Why.

Over the past two years, at least 20 state legislatures have considered whether to ban marriage under 18. Only two have actually done it.<p><b>Brigitte Combs was legally married</b> at a courthouse in San Marcos, Texas, in 1984. She was barely 15, and her seven-months-pregnant stomach showed in her …

A Trump-supporting Texas city runs on 100% renewable energy

In Texas — the heart of Trump country — the city of Georgetown runs on 100% renewable energy. Republican Mayor Dale Ross told Axios that the decision …

Renewable Energy

Oh Really? Economic Growth To Improve?

A small economic growth spurt is forecast according to the Federal Reserve and a slew of economists for 2018.<p>Definitely construction and transport …

3 Charts That Show What's Actually Happening Along The Southern Border

The total number of people apprehended for illegally crossing the southern U.S. border has been steadily falling for almost two decades. It's a long-term trend that sociologists, economists and federal officials have been tracking for years.<p>The trend apparently at odds with statements made this …

Immigration

Brexit: Marchers demand final Brexit deal vote

<b>Tens of thousands of people have marched in central London to demand a final vote on any UK exit deal, on the second anniversary of the Brexit vote.</b><p>Organisers of the People's Vote march say Brexit is "not a done deal" and people must "make their voices heard".<p>Meanwhile, hundreds attended a …

Popular hashtags take sides on Egypt president's leadership

CAIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Egyptians have set social media alight with tweets on opposing hashtags, one calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to resign and another praising his leadership.<p>The hashtags surfaced after a recent wave of steep price hikes for fuel, drinking water and …

Social Media

Jogger detained for 2 weeks after accidentally crossing US border from Canada

<b>(CNN) —</b> A woman jogging along a beach accidentally crossed the US border from Canada, and ended up detained in Washington state.<p>Cedella Roman, 19, was visiting her mother from France when she went jogging last month just south of White Rock, British Columbia. She mistakenly continued jogging into …

Immigration

China Stops Buying the World's Trash, Leaving 120 Million Tons Up for Grabs

Over 120 million tons of plastic trash will have to find a new home over the next decade, according to a new report.<p>For decades, China has been buying the world’s trash and recycling it, but last year decided to bring that process to a halt. Under China’s new National Sword policy, several types of …

Pittsburgh protesters keep marching, three days after police killed a black teen as he ran away

Protesters took to the streets for the third straight day in Pittsburgh as anger mounted after a 17-year-old was fatally shot by police while running away from an officer.<p>Allegheny County officials told The Washington Post that protests were expected in locations around the city. Early in the …

Law Enforcement

Scientists created a psychopathic AI using Reddit images

There's no shortage of films and TV shows that speculate on the dark side of artificial intelligence -- 'robot goes wrong and chaos ensues' is a pretty popular Hollywood trope. Now, in a study that sounds like the plot of a movie itself, researchers have actively encouraged an AI algorithm to …

Artificial Intelligence

Among the First Climate Refugees in the U.S.?

The small island of Tangier sits 12 miles off the coast of Virginia. It’s a peaceful, salt-of-the-earth kind of place, with only 600 full-time residents, most of whom have known their neighbors—commercial crabbers, watermen, schoolteachers, parishioners—for generations. Shortly, however, that may …

The Latest: 4 homicide charges in Waffle House shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):<p>7:45 p.m.<p>A man accused of killing four people with an AR-15 rifle at a Tennessee Waffle House has been formally charged with four counts of criminal homicide and is being held on a $2 …

Crime

'Exploding ant' species found in South East Asia

A team of international scientists has discovered a new species of "exploding ants". The canopy-dwelling ants, common in South East Asia, are known for their bizarre defensive behaviour.<p>Alice Laciny, from the Natural History Museum of Vienna, is one of the researchers behind the discovery.

South-east Asia