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Poop in hand, Bill Gates backs China’s toilet revolution

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The event, according to the New York Times , was aimed at allowing brands to "showcase their takes on the simple bathroom fixture". As one of the world's richest men and most active philanthropists, Mr Bill Gates usually has his hands full - this time with a jar of poop. Read More »

SA journalist Angela Quintal detained in Tanzania

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Tanzanian Authorities took their passports upon arrest, and are yet to return them. "We call on the government of Tanzania to allow journalists to work freely and to allow those who defend their rights to access the country without interference". Read More »

Man: Age Change Will Improve Luck on Tinder

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A local court in the eastern city of Arnhem is expected to rule on the case within four weeks. In an unprecedented case in the Netherlands, Ratelband told a tribunal that he wants to shift his birth date two decades later to March 11, 1969. Read More »

The 2018 Midterm Races You Should Pay Attention To

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It would be the first time the party has controlled the House since 2010. Sanders said candidates who welcomed Trump did better at the polls. Bill Nelson hoping late votes in Democratic counties could narrow his slim deficit to his challenger, the outgoing Gov. Read More »

I'm not that stupid - Charles won't 'meddle' when he is king

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In the BBC documentary, he said that he will operate within "constitutional parameters" when he becomes monarch, which is a "completely different" role to being the Prince of Wales, as the heir in Britain is known. "You don't say. But I always wonder what meddling is, I mean I always thought it was motivating". "I would like him to have more time with the children", William says of his father. Read More »

Pipe bomb suspect held without bail after first court appearance

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Sayoc last week waived a similar hearing in Miami near where he was captured on October 26. He appeared in court last week in Miami , where he had not yet entered a plea to charges of five federal crimes - interstate transportation of an explosive, illegal mailing of explosives, threats against former presidents and certain other persons, threatening interstate communications, and assaulting current and former federal officers. Read More »

Democrats projected to win control of U.S. House

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But the Democrats' edge is narrow. Quoting sources, CNN reported that the Democrats have already won 141 seats out of a total 218 seats in the House. Some hurt worse than others. "Things are pretty good, yet we have all this division and we have this president who's relatively unpopular, so we have this odd juxtaposition", said Kent State politics professor Michael Ensley, citing Trump's poor approval ratings despite a rollicking USA economy and the absence of any major foreign-policy ... Read More »

Eight feared dead after two buildings collapse in France

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Two buildings containing apartments at numbers 63 and 65 Rue de l'Aubagne suddenly collapsed in the rundown Noailles district of the Mediterranean port on Monday morning. The others were so dilapidated they had been condemned and were boarded up, though locals said they were frequently used by squatters. One of those thought dead includes a mother who did not collect her daughter from school on the day of the incident, and another woman who rarely left her apartment. Read More »

Lion Air: Plane involved in tarmac accident after 189 killed in tragedy

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Boeing says it has issued an operations manual bulletin to address concerns about erroneous readings from a sensor that has been implicated in last week's fatal crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX 8. The Boeing bulletin only reminds operators of the plane to follow the procedure and doesn't require any physical fixes that could take the aircraft out of service. Read More »

Trump Argues With CNN’s Acosta at Heated News Conference

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Acosta also tweeted that he had been denied entrance to the White House, where he was scheduled to film a spot for CNN , a network Trump has repeatedly targeted as "fake news". "You should let me run the country", Trump said. "In Jim's defense, I've traveled with him and watched him, he's a diligent reporter who busts his butt like the rest of us", Alexander said. Read More »

USA midterm elections broke barriers of race and gender

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With the win, Rojas said, the progressive movement challenging the establishment of the Democratic Party has shown it "can unseat Democrats who are ideologically and demographically out-of-touch with their voters and forced Democratic elected across the country to stiffen their spines". Read More »

Prince Charles, Princess Camilla arrive Nigeria

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The visiting Prince of Wales , Charles , has been presented with the Companion of the Order of the Star of Ghana . Prince Charles , Prince of Wales speaks during a visit to the YouTube Space London at Kings Cross on May 16, 2018 in London England. Read More »

Six people injured in California bar shooting

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He did say that it was still "a very active scene". At least six people have been shot, including a deputy sheriff and a doorman, after the shooter stormed in the venue wearing a black trench coat, armed with a "high capacity" gun and smoke grenades. Read More »

GOP keeps Senate control for 2 more years, triumph for Trump

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Gov. Kathy Hochul elected on a ticket with Cuomo, and New York City Public Advocate Tish James headed for a win for attorney general against Republican Keith Wofford. They also held on to competitive seats in Texas, where Senator Ted Cruz fended off Representative Beto O'Rourke, the well-financed liberal darling, and in Tennessee, where Representative Marsha Blackburn prevailed. Read More »

In setback for Trump, Democrats seize US House control

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Bill Nelson hoping late votes in Democratic counties could narrow his slim deficit to his challenger, the outgoing Gov. Rick Scott. There was another blow for Democratic morale as Texas Sen. But if Democrats have a good night, the entire premise of his presidency - an incessant effort to please his loyal political base, will be called into question. Read More »

Sri Lanka House Speaker Says Rajapaksa Must Prove Majority

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The comments by Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya deepen a political standoff since October 26, when President Maithripala Sirisena fired Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appointed Rajapaksa in his place. Some members of his party have alleged they were offered portfolios and huge amounts of money to switch allegiances. According to latest counts, Wickremesinghe now has 102 MPs from the 225-seat assembly after another defection while Rajapakse and Sirisena also have 102. Read More »

Congress bound, Minnesota's Ilhan Omar enjoys another first

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When the new Congress convenes in January 2019, for the first time it will have at least one Muslim woman among its ranks. Omar, another Democrat , is a Somali-American who came to the US over two decades ago as a refugee. Tlaib will fill the seat formerly occupied by Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers , who left office past year amid accusations of sexual misconduct. Read More »

Virgin Australia reconsiders veteran salutes following backlash

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Veterans advocate Ray Martin wouldn't mind a free drink and they don't need priority. "American nonsense. Will not fly @Virgin if this goes ahead". The Lowy Institute's research fellow Rodger Shanahan, himself a veteran, wrote that Australia is in danger of reaching "peak veteran'" as governments, media and business all tried to capitalise. Read More »

Trump hopes to meet N.Korea leader next year but counsels patience

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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. "We will reconvene when our respective schedules permit", she added in a statement. "And nobody else could have done what I have done", he said. Remarks about the Korean Peninsula by a top USA military officer have sparked debate over the future of the 28,500 American troops stationed in South Korea. Read More »

Driver Charged With Killing 2 Children In Park Slope Crosswalk Found Dead

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Local media reports said Burns was found Wednesday near bottles of prescription pills and what may be a suicide note, however, police would not confirm those details. Prosecutors say doctors had told Bruns not to drive after she had a previous medical episode while behind the wheel. Bruns was freed on $75,000 bond in September. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns at the Request of President Trump

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The departure will likely be interpreted by Democrats and Trump critics as the president making a move against the Justice Department special counselor for the Russian Federation investigation because Sessions would not fire Mueller , and could allow Trump to appoint an attorney general or acting AG who would fire Mueller. Read More »

French police arrest six suspects in far-right plot against Emmanuel Macron

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President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty. The French president continued: "We will not protect the Europeans unless we decide to have a true European army ". The 40-year-old is now engaged in a week-long tour of French WWI battlefields in the lead up to the commemorations this weekend. We've got more newsletters we think you'll find interesting. Read More »

DeSantis pins hopes on GOP turnout Tuesday

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More than 550,000 people voted early in Miami-Dade, either by mail or in person, far more than the previous midterm election in 2014. DeSantis used Trump's backing to make the case that if he is elected, the state will be in a better position to receive support from Washington, D.C., in contrast to Gillum who has called for the impeachment of the president. Read More »

Dead brothel owner Hof wins race for Nevada State Assembly

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Interested in Midterm Elections? Hof beat his opponent Democrat Lesia Romanov and took Nevada's 36th Assembly District posthumously. County officials said they would appoint a replacement candidate from the same party for his seat. "They will feel much more comfortable casting the ballot for him, knowing there will be another Republican to replace him", he said shortly after the pimp's passing. Read More »

Midterm election 2018: Donald Trump SHUTS DOWN CNN reporter in fiery confrontation

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The shocking exchange came as Acosta was asking the president about the migrant caravan. Acosta asked a question about the migrant caravan traveling to the United States and repeatedly challenged the president as he attempted to answer. Though Trump tried to shut down Acosta's attempts at a follow-up - "That's enough ", he said repeatedly, walking away from the microphone several times - Acosta did get in a second question about potential upcoming indictments in the Russian Federation ... Read More »

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez elected as youngest woman in US Congress

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Women also contested governor's races across the country. Beyond the election night tallies, female candidates also shattered long-held gender stereotypes about how women should run for office. Kevin Yoder. In races still too close to call, Abrams, if elected, would become the first female African-American governor in US history, and in Arizona's competitive Senate race, the state will elect either Republican Martha McSally or Democrat Kyrsten Sinema as the state's first woman to serve in ... Read More »

N Korea warns of returning to nuclear policy over sanction

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Washington has called on Pyongyang to resume working-level talks between Choe and Stephen Biegun, the US special representative to North Korea, to discuss concrete steps toward denuclearization. the opening" of the resort by holding events on womankind, youth and academic conferences there, boosting sociocultural exchanges between the two countries. Read More »

Marijuana Legalization Measure Defeated in North Dakota - Hit & Run

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Cowabunga! With 55 percent of precincts reporting as of 11:40 p.m., 57.7 percent of voters had voted "yes" on Proposition 1, according to the New York Times . "We want to make sure that at a state level, if Roe vs Wade is overturned, that the Alabama Constitution can not be used as a mechanism by which to claim that there is a right to abortion ", Fridy told Fox News in an August interview. Read More »

Ron DeSantis narrowly wins Florida's governor race

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Gillum conceded victory to DeSantis Tuesday night after narrowly trailing behind. In Florida, Democrat Andrew Gillum lost his attempt to become the state's first black governor, suffering a narrow defeat to Republican Ron DeSantis in a racially charged contest that drew national attention. Read More »