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Trump Says Stephen Miller 'Destroyed' Jake Tapper, Media Disagrees

Trump supporters and critics alike were glued to the White House adviser’s bizarre confrontation with CNN host<p>White House adviser Stephen Miller’s …

Donald Trump

Huge car-park blaze ‘destroys 1,400 vehicles’

A huge blaze has destroyed up to 1,400 vehicles in a multi-storey car park in the northern English city of Liverpool.<p>An accidental fire in one vehicle spread to others nearby, according to initial assessments by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS).<p>Police said all vehicles in the car park - …

13 Books to Watch For in the First Half of 2018

How does one select a dozen “best” titles from the hundreds, maybe thousands, of excellent new books published in English each year? It’s impossible! …

Books

Israeli military seeks assault charges against Palestinian girl filmed slapping a soldier

Israeli authorities are seeking 12 charges against a Palestinian teenager arrested after a video of her slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers in the West Bank went viral, her lawyer said Monday.<p>Ahed Tamimi, 16, has been hailed as a hero by Palestinians who see her as bravely standing up to …

Israel

'The fruit of war': Pope Francis prints photo of Nagasaki victims

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pope Francis is having cards printed and distributed showing a 1945 photo of victims of the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki along with the words "the fruit of war."<p>The photo captures a boy carrying his dead brother on his shoulders while he waits for his turn at the crematory. It was taken by …

Pope Francis

Large meteor spotted in skies across UK

People across the UK reported seeing a large greenish light streak across the sky on Sunday evening.<p>The source is likely to be a meteor – space matter disintegrating as it enters the Earth's atmosphere.

Soon, You Will Have A Digital Twin

AI company ObEN has created a technology that could create copies of yourself.<p>In September, Apple stunned the world when it flaunted its newfangled …

Indonesia boat carrying dozens of people capsizes, killing eight

<b>At least eight people have been killed after a boat carrying more than 40 passengers capsized in central Indonesia, officials say.</b><p>Several people are also missing following the incident, Indonesia's national search and rescue agency said.<p>The vessel, whose passengers included several children, was …

Turkey steps up IS arrests in run-up to New Year's Eve attack anniversary

The tightened security is a response to last New Year's Eve when shortly after midnight an IS militant attacked a nightclub. The gunman opened fire …

Extremism

Suicide Bomber Kills at Least 17 at Funeral in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber walked into a cemetery in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday and blew himself up during the funeral of a local official, killing at least 17 people and wounding 14 others, an official said.<p>The attacker set off an explosive vest among mourners gathered for the …

Germany starts enforcing hate speech law

<b>Germany is set to start enforcing a law that demands social media sites move quickly to remove hate speech, fake news and illegal material.</b><p>Sites that do not remove "obviously illegal" posts could face fines of up to 50m euro (£44.3m).<p>The law gives the networks 24 hours to act after they have been …

Boeing unveils prototype refueling tanker drone for aircraft carrier operations

On December 19, Boeing released the first photo of its MQ-25 “Stingray” prototype entrant, an unmanned aircraft for the new century designed to …

Rohingya Children Facing ‘Massive Mental Health Crisis’

BALUKHALI, Bangladesh — Jehora Begum was a fast runner, racing through rice paddies and splashing through canals.<p>But how can a 12-year-old girl outrun a bullet?<p>When Myanmar’s military and Buddhist vigilantes descended on Rohingya Muslim villages in late August, burning homes and spraying gunfire, …

humanity

If you can’t spell ‘Birkenstock,’ the sandal company wants you to skip Amazon

A German court has ruled that Amazon may not lure customers to its site when they misspell “Birkenstock,” Reuters reports. The German shoemaker’s …

Palestinians recall their envoy to the United States

<b>The Palestinian envoy to the United States is being recalled for "consultations".</b><p>There is no more information than that at present. The announcement comes weeks after Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.<p>The Palestinian news agency Wafa says the foreign minister of the …

Pope Francis highlights plight of refugees in 2018 New Year's address

Pope Francis has used his annual World Day of Peace address in the Vatican to "give voice" to the world's migrants and refugees most in need. …

Pope Francis

Slobodan Praljak suicide 'could not have been prevented'

<b>The UN court in the Hague says it could not have prevented a war criminal from taking poison and killing himself.</b><p>Gambian judge Hassan Jallow said that without specific intelligence, no measures would have guaranteed the poison was detected.<p>Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak died after …

Murder probe launched after wife of former UKIP councillor found dead at marital home

A murder investigation has been launched after the wife of a former UKIP councillor was found dead at their Suffolk home.<p>Anne Searle, 62, died at the four-bedroom property she shared with Stephen Searle, 64, who stood for UKIP in last year’s General Election.<p>Mr Searle is a retired Royal Marines …

Crime

Meet the AI startup that wants to make a digital copy of every person in the world

“Oben,” in German means “above,” or to be on top. That, in a nutshell, is also the vision Nikhil Jain has for the AI startup ObEN, of which he’s CEO …

Turkey pushes for normalizing relations with Germany

The Turkish foreign minister has said the time has come for Germany and Turkey to return to friendlier relations. He also said the government is …

Human Rights

2018 starts with record cold in parts of the Midwest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bone-chilling cold gripped much of the central U.S. as 2018 began Monday, breaking century-old records, icing over some New Year's …

FBI raids home of suspected ISIS supporter

The FBI raided the home of a suspected ISIS supporter in Sterling, Virginia. The man tried to escape, but was arrested, according to an FBI affidavit.

raidshome

Five of the Coolest-Looking VR and AR Headsets, Apps, and More Coming in 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Let’s face it: it’s going to be a while before most of us get headsets that can virtually transport us to new realities, mix digital images with the …

Pope Francis bemoans 2017 as a year of war, lies and injustice

Amid tension over North Korea, Pope Francis has warned of the threat of nuclear war during his last service of the year. He complained that 2017 had …

Face ID shown unlocking for family members who aren’t alike

Apple’s Face ID is the safest facial recognition system ever made for smartphones. Unlike its Android alternatives, it can’t be hacked with photos, …

Face ID

Prince Philip makes 'joke' about 'terrorist' at Sandringham church on New Year's Eve

Gaffe-prone Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, gave the Brits something to talk about on New Year’s Eve after evidently making a “joke” about a terrorist.<p>British media lit up with reports that the Duke of Edinburgh, 96, joked that a bearded man in the crowd at a church near …

Prince Philip

Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants ride Mexico's 'train of death' every year to get to America

Photographer Michelle Frankfurter had spent years traveling to Mexico and Central America as a photojournalist and human-rights worker. During her travels, she heard about a particular route that immigrants take to reach the US undocumented.<p>In 2009, she set out to follow it.<p>Following the path …

Trump blasts Pakistan for giving 'safe haven' to terrorists, vows to cut aid

President Donald Trump kicked off 2018 by railing against Pakistan and Iran in two early-morning tweets Monday, accusing Pakistan of taking US aid while providing "safe haven" to terrorists.<p>"The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, …

Amazon First Reads January eBook freebies

January’s selection of Kindle First Reads freebies is now available. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service receive early access to new Kindle books for <b>free</b> (Reg. $6) before these titles are released.<p>Drop by the official Amazon First Reads hub to see each of this month’s freebies. …

Trump confronts 2018's harsh political reality

Over the past few weeks — especially since Roy Moore's defeat — sources close to Trump say he's finally recognizing a harsh reality: If Republicans …