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The cows on this floating farm in the Netherlands are helping find ways of making food sustainably

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GM's 49,000 workers in U.S. set to strike at midnight after contract talks break down, UAW says
UAW Strike Threat

The union representing about 49,000 General Motors workers in the U.S. said they would go on strike at midnight Sunday night because contract negotiations with the automaker had broken down, in what would be the first broad strike since 1982. "We do not take this lightly," UAW vice-president says following meetings in Detroit.

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12 dead, 35 missing in India after sightseeing boat capsizes in swollen river
SOUTHASIA-FLOODS/INDIA

A sightseeing boat has capsized on a swollen river in southern India, killing 12 people and leaving 35 missing, says a government official, noting that tour boats had been barred from operating on the route.

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Violence flares as thousands defy police ban to march in downtown Hong Kong
Hong Kong Protests

Police fired chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex Sunday, as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban.

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Iran denies involvement in Yemen drone attacks on Saudi oilfield after Pompeo accusation
SAUDI-ARAMCO/FIRE

Iran denied on Sunday it was involved in Yemen rebel drone attacks the previous day that hit the world's biggest oil processing facility and an oilfield in Saudi Arabia, just hours after the United States's top diplomat alleged Tehran was behind the "unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply."

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Cleanup after Dorian resumes in Bahamas as tropical storm Humberto continues to strengthen
Bahamas Hurricane Dorian cleanup

"We got to take what God gives us," a Grand Bahama resident says in reference to tropical storm Humberto, which narrowly missed the island over the weekend as it continued its northward trajectory well offshore of Florida's east coast, with forecasters saying it would likely become a hurricane.

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Congo police detain former health minister in Ebola funds probe
Congo Ebola

Former Minister of Health Oly Ilunga has been taken into custody as part of an investigation into the use of Ebola funds, according to a statement by Congo police. There have been nearly 2,000 Ebola-related deaths in the country, and roughly $200 million in aid donated in the past year.

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White House says bin Laden son killed in U.S. operation
Bin Laden Son

The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaeda leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.

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Maurizio Cattelan's golden toilet stolen from British art exhibit
America

A unique solid gold toilet that was part of an art exhibit was stolen early Saturday from the magnificent home in England where British wartime leader Winston Churchill was born.

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Video gamer sentenced to 15 months in prison for fatal 'swatting' case
Police Shooting Wichita

An Ohio gamer upset about a bet while playing Call of Duty online was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison for recruiting a prankster to make a bogus emergency call that resulted in the fatal shooting of a Kansas man by police.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe honoured at state funeral, burial delayed
ZIMBABWE-MUGABE/

African heads of state joined thousands of Zimbabweans at a state funeral Saturday for Zimbabwe's founding president, Robert Mugabe , whose burial has been delayed for at least a month until a special mausoleum can be built for his remains.

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How Elizabeth Warren became a Democratic contender for president
Election 2020 Elizabeth Warren

From message discipline to her folksy appeal, Democratic strategists say Elizabeth Warren is positioning herself as the best alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden, and the best candidate to take on Donald Trump in 2020.

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Actress Felicity Huffman sentenced to 14 days in prison in U.S. college scandal
College Admissions-Bribery

Actress Felicity Huffman, the first parent sentenced in a wide-ranging U.S. college admissions cheating scandal, was given a 14-day prison term Friday after pleading guilty to paying to rig her daughter's entrance exam.

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U.K. may need 2nd referendum, says ex-PM who called Brexit vote
Britain EU Cameron

Former British prime minister David Cameron, who took the decision in 2016 to hold a referendum on the country's membership in the European Union, said another vote may be needed to resolve the Brexit impasse.

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Storm nears northern Bahamas, complicating Dorian relief
Bahamas Hurricane Dorian cleanup

A storm system threatening the Bahamas with more heavy downpours and strong winds on Friday hampered the search for 1,300 people missing in the wake of the worst hurricane in the nation's history and a massive humanitarian operation to help survivors.

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Biden clashes with Warren, Sanders on health care in 3rd Democratic debate
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Democratic U.S. presidential front-runner Joe Biden clashed with progressive challengers Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders on health care in a debate on Thursday, defending Obamacare and challenging them to be honest about the cost of their plans.

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Court revives lawsuit alleging Trump improperly profited from his presidency
Trump Hotel Lease

A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday revived a lawsuit claiming President Donald Trump violated the U.S. Constitution by profiting from foreign and domestic officials who patronized his hotels and restaurants, adding to the corruption claims against him.

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New Zealand unveils 2nd set of gun reforms, 6 months after mosque attack killed 51
NEWZEALAND-SHOOTOUT/

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduced a bill in Parliament on Friday that aims to further tighten gun laws, as the country marks six months since the mass shooting in Christchurch that killed 51 Muslim worshippers.

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Ebola survivor in Congo passes college exam taken in isolation
Congo Ebola A Mother's Wish

A young Ebola patient who took his college entrance exam while being treated in isolation has passed the demanding test, to the joy of many in Congo.

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China to lift punitive tariffs on U.S. soybeans, pork
China Tariffs Farmers

China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations.

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UN refugee agency calls for full access to asylum procedures after court allows U.S. to restrict entry
USA-IMMIGRATION/MEXICO

The United Nations refugee agency said on Friday a U.S. Supreme Court order allowing the Trump administration to curb asylum applications at the Mexican border could hurt people fleeing violence and persecution who are entitled to protection.

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Trump Approves Oil Release From Reserve After Attack On Saudi Sites
The president tweeted that he's authorized the release of strategic petroleum reserves "if needed" to stabilize energy markets after an attack on Saudi oil sites. ... read more


Ex-British PM David Cameron Slams 'Liar' Boris Johnson For Backing Brexit To Boost Career
The former U.K. leader is mincing no words in his criticism of Johnson, whom he accused of choosing "Leave" to benefit his own political aspirations. ... read more


Hong Kong Protesters Defy Police Ban To March Through Downtown
Thousands of protesters took to the streets again on Sunday, chanting slogans and waving U.S. and British flags. ... read more


Ahead Of Do-Over Election, Embattled Netanyahu In Fight Of His Political Life
The Israeli prime minister is facing a close fight for power as the country heads to national elections for the second time in 2019. ... read more


Air New Zealand Threatened With Boycott Over Plan To Trademark Logo Of Maori Phrase
"You don’t get to culturally misappropriate it for profit," said an angry member of the Maori Council in a video message. ... read more


At Least 11 Killed After Blaze Tears Through Hospital In Brazil
Staff were forced to wheel patients into the streets on stretchers after a fire broke out at Badim Hospital in Rio de Janeiro. ... read more


Drone Attacks Spark Huge Fires At Saudi Arabia Oil Facilities
Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the attacks in Buqyaq and the Khurais oil field. ... read more


China To Lift Punitive Tariffs On U.S. Soybeans, Pork
President Donald Trump also delayed a planned tariff hike on Chinese imports this week in a conciliatory gesture. ... read more


New Zealand Plans Further Restrictions To Gun Ownership
The bill comes six months after a gunman killed 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch. ... read more


France Is Debating How To Legally Address Violence Against Women
The nation is split over whether the term “femicide” — the killing of women because they’re women — should be added to the penal code. ... read more


No-Deal Brexit Could Lead To Shortages Of Medicine, Food And Fuel, Government Report Says
The previously secret documents also warn of disease outbreaks, panic buying at supermarkets, and huge traffic jams if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. ... read more


‘Graveyard’ Of Backpacks At UN Headquarters Memorializes Children Who Died In Conflict
Each of the installation's 3,758 blue backpacks represents a child who died in conflict zones last year. ... read more


2,500 People Are Reported Missing In The Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian
At least 50 people were killed by the storm, and the country's prime minister said he expected that number to climb "significantly." ... read more


31 Shiite Pilgrims Die In Massive Stampede In Iraq: Officials
The incident took place during Ashoura commemorations, when hundreds of thousands of people converge on the city of Karbala. ... read more


Iran To U.S. After John Bolton Exit: 'Put Warmongers Aside'
“Americans have to realize that warmongering and warmongers are not to their benefit,” the Iranian president said in televised remarks. ... read more


Boris Johnson's Suspension Of Parliament Was 'Unlawful,' Scottish Judges Rule
The decision is expected to now go to the UK Supreme Court next week. ... read more


In Last Words, Khashoggi Asked Killers Not To Suffocate Him
“Don’t cover my mouth,” he told his killers, according to a Turkish newspaper. “I have asthma, don’t do it. You’ll suffocate me.” ... read more


Israel's Netanyahu Announces Plan To Annex West Bank's Jordan Valley
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan, which Palestinians have condemned as a war crime, was announced a week before a closely contested Israeli election. ... read more


North Korea Says It Wants To Talk To U.S. Again, Then Fires More Projectiles
Talks between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump have stalled, but Pyongyang said it would be open to rekindling them this month. ... read more


UK Lawmakers Deny Boris Johnson's Request For An Early Election
This is the British prime minister's sixth defeat in six days. ... read more


Ocean Viking: Rescued migrants disembark in Italy
It signals a change of approach to migration from the new coalition which took office on Tuesday. ... read more


David Cameron: Boris Johnson backed Leave to 'help career'
The former PM claims Boris Johnson did not believe in Brexit during the 2016 referendum campaign. ... read more


Macron pension reform: Paris paralysed by massive strike
Most metro lines are not running amid union resistance to President Macron's reform plans. ... read more


Tyson Fury v Otto Wallin: Bloodied British fighter takes points victory over battling Swede
Tyson Fury battles to a rugged points win over Otto Wallin as he fights for over nine rounds with deep cuts to maintain his unbeaten record in a dramatic bout in Las Vegas. ... read more


Flash floods in south-eastern Spain kill at least five
Torrential rain has caused travel chaos and forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes. ... read more


Mierlo: Vandals deface British WW2 graves in Netherlands
Vandals spray-painted a swastika and other graffiti at a British war cemetery near Eindhoven. ... read more


Daniel Buren painting damaged in Pompidou Centre attack
A man with a knife badly damages a work by French contemporary conceptual artist Daniel Buren. ... read more


Four Indian men drown in Italian farm manure tank near Pavia
Two of the victims were Sikh brothers running a big dairy farm in northern Italy. ... read more


Julian Assange to stay in prison over absconding fears
A judge says he won't be freed ahead of his extradition hearing because of his "history of absconding". ... read more


Beatles: Strawberry Field site opens as tourist attraction
The Beatles' John Lennon "found sanctuary" in the grounds, which will also serve as a youth centre. ... read more


Russia's airborne priests wage war on sin
Priests in a plane poured holy water on the city of Tver to purge it of drunkenness and fornication. ... read more


David Cameron: Johnson and Gove behaved 'appallingly'
The former prime minister says the 2016 EU referendum turned into a "terrible Tory psychodrama". ... read more


How Paris got a taste for second-hand style from Africa
Clothes dealer Amah Ayivi finds vintage gems in Togo and sells them on to fashion lovers in Paris. ... read more


Frankfurt Motor Show: Love, hate and electric cars
The BBC's Theo Leggett reports from a cavernous display of delights at the Frankfurt Motor Show. ... read more


'Freeze... and marry me!' - Russians who propose at gunpoint
Actors staging special forces "drug busts" are spicing up marriage proposals in Russia. ... read more


Bulgaria outcry over political revenge porn
Bulgarians condemn the publication of explicit images seeking to undermine a mayoral candidate. ... read more


Spanish floods: Family trapped in attic
"The flood has entered my house, and it's all I can see." ... read more


'Get back to Parliament and sort it out'
Boris Johnson has been heckled during a speech in Rotherham, where a man shouted he should "get back to Parliament". ... read more


Torrential rain has caused flooding in Spain and the Balearics
An elderly couple were killed when floodwaters flipped their car over, emergency services said. ... read more


Electric cars are coming: new models unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show
The Frankfurt Motor Show offers a first look at the some significant new electric cars: An 8-seat Mercedes, the affordable ID.3 from Volkswagen, and a car that drove all the way to show from China. ... read more


Democrats call for Kavanaugh impeachment over new sexual misconduct claims
A new book by two New York Times reporters says there was more to an allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh than the Senate hearing uncovered. ... read more


Attacks on crucial Saudi oil sites threaten to renew Gulf tensions
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday Iran was to blame for the attacks. Tehran dismissed the accusations Sunday as "pointless." ... read more


Antonio Brown's behavior should've been a warning. The NFL was too busy laughing.
Now that Brown has gotten involved in a situation that is truly disturbing, everyone is putting their hands in the air. But just one week ago, we couldn’t get enough of his antics. ... read more


Flashbacks mix with reflection as New Zealand strives to recover from mosque attacks
“We weren’t as tolerant a society as we cared to think," a lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington said. ... read more


UAW calls strike against General Motors for first time since financial crisis
The United Auto Workers union plans to strike against General Motors following the two sides not reaching a tentative deal before a Saturday night deadline. ... read more


Helicopter pilot discovers villagers stranded in debris in the Bahamas
"He had this intuition that he had to fly back over," his wife said. ... read more


Democrats speak out about impeachment as House inquiry ramps up
"I really feel confident that they are in the process of getting everybody else who is still lagging to come along," said Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. ... read more


'Instruments of terror': Beto O'Rourke defends mandatory gun buyback plan
"We’ve got to do something about" gun violence, the Texas Democrat said. "And I'm proposing we do something about it.” ... read more


Ex-NFL player accused of staging hate crime at his own bakery
Police in Georgia arrested Edawn Louis Coughman for allegedly staging the crime to make an insurance claim and sell off the undamaged appliances. ... read more


Parenting a child with disabilities doesn't cause divorce. Even for a Palin.
The premise that marriage and having children with disabilities are incompatible has its roots in ableism, but can become a self-fulfilling prophesy. ... read more


California woman eats engagement ring in sleep while dreaming about it
"I popped that sucker off, put it in my mouth and swallowed it with a glass of water," Jenna Evans wrote in a Facebook post about the ordeal. ... read more


Twitter mocks Boris Johnson after he compares himself to the Hulk
The Prime Minister said in an interview with the Daily Mail that the U.K. would exit the European Union like the Hulk: "The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets." ... read more


Omar defends comments after criticism from 9/11 mourner
"I think it is really important for us to make sure that we are not forgetting, right, the aftermath of what happened after 9/11," Omar said. ... read more


Vapers seek relief from nicotine addiction in cigarettes
“Juul made my nicotine addiction a lot worse,” one user said. ... read more


A Boy Scout leader sang 'Hakuna Matata' while naked, suit claims
The allegation is part of a $320 million civil lawsuit filed in March 2017 by the parents of two teens. ... read more


Viral video shows Florida students hugging Hurricane Dorian survivor>
“He thought Dorian was a monster,” the 3-year-old-boy's mother said. ... read more


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo moves to enact statewide flavored e-cig ban
The ban would go into affect as soon as the state's health council votes to approve the measure and would start being enforced in as soon as two weeks. ... read more


Yang defends $1,000 giveaway contest as 'perfectly legal'
"If I gave a million dollars to a media company or consultants or hired like a small army of canvassers, no one would blink an eye," Yang said. ... read more


Dramatic images show on-field blaze before Titans-Colts kickoff
Pyrotechnical equipment was reportedly to blame for the sideline fire at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. ... read more


Man held in connection to fire that destroyed 119-year-old Minnesota synagogue
Duluth police arrested Matthew Amiot, 36, on Friday, but said at this time they have “no reason to believe” the fire was a hate crime. ... read more


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Democrats call for Kavanaugh impeachment over new sexual misconduct claims
A new book by two New York Times reporters says there was more to an allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh than the Senate hearing uncovered. ... read more


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Attacks on crucial Saudi oil sites threaten to renew Gulf tensions
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday Iran was to blame for the attacks. Tehran dismissed the accusations Sunday as "pointless." ... read more


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Antonio Brown's behavior should've been a warning. The NFL was too busy laughing.
Now that Brown has gotten involved in a situation that is truly disturbing, everyone is putting their hands in the air. But just one week ago, we couldn’t get enough of his antics. ... read more


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Flashbacks mix with reflection as New Zealand strives to recover from mosque attacks
“We weren’t as tolerant a society as we cared to think," a lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington said. ... read more


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UAW calls strike against General Motors for first time since financial crisis
The United Auto Workers union plans to strike against General Motors following the two sides not reaching a tentative deal before a Saturday night deadline. ... read more


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Helicopter pilot discovers villagers stranded in debris in the Bahamas
"He had this intuition that he had to fly back over," his wife said. ... read more


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Democrats speak out about impeachment as House inquiry ramps up
"I really feel confident that they are in the process of getting everybody else who is still lagging to come along," said Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. ... read more


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'Instruments of terror': Beto O'Rourke defends mandatory gun buyback plan
"We’ve got to do something about" gun violence, the Texas Democrat said. "And I'm proposing we do something about it.” ... read more


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Ex-NFL player accused of staging hate crime at his own bakery
Police in Georgia arrested Edawn Louis Coughman for allegedly staging the crime to make an insurance claim and sell off the undamaged appliances. ... read more


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Parenting a child with disabilities doesn't cause divorce. Even for a Palin.
The premise that marriage and having children with disabilities are incompatible has its roots in ableism, but can become a self-fulfilling prophesy. ... read more


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California woman eats engagement ring in sleep while dreaming about it
"I popped that sucker off, put it in my mouth and swallowed it with a glass of water," Jenna Evans wrote in a Facebook post about the ordeal. ... read more


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Twitter mocks Boris Johnson after he compares himself to the Hulk
The Prime Minister said in an interview with the Daily Mail that the U.K. would exit the European Union like the Hulk: "The madder Hulk gets, the stronger Hulk gets." ... read more


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Omar defends comments after criticism from 9/11 mourner
"I think it is really important for us to make sure that we are not forgetting, right, the aftermath of what happened after 9/11," Omar said. ... read more


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Vapers seek relief from nicotine addiction in cigarettes
“Juul made my nicotine addiction a lot worse,” one user said. ... read more


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A Boy Scout leader sang 'Hakuna Matata' while naked, suit claims
The allegation is part of a $320 million civil lawsuit filed in March 2017 by the parents of two teens. ... read more


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