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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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China expands quarantines, builds hospital to treat virus
China Outbreak

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Holocaust survivor in famous Auschwitz liberation photo says rising anti-Semitism 'scares me'
Holocaust survivor Miriam Ziegler

Toronto resident Miriam Ziegler is going back to Auschwitz to honour those who did not make it out — and to remind the world what unchecked hate can do.

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'Historic day for international justice': UN Rohingya ruling brings glimmer of hope
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The International Court of Justice's public rebuke of Myanmar for its treatment of Rohingya Muslims may be a turning point turn for the moribund international justice  system.

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Democrats use words of Trump's staunchest allies to make their case in his impeachment trial
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Democrats spent much of Thursday working to dismantle Donald Trump's long-standing allegation that Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden acted improperly toward Ukraine while vice-president.

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World leaders commemorate Auschwitz anniversary, Netanyahu slams Iran
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Dozens of world leaders gathered in Jerusalem on Thursday to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, amid a backdrop of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and the United States.

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Brexit bill becomes law, paving the way for Britain to leave the EU next week
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Britain's delayed and disputed Brexit bill became law on Thursday, removing the last parliamentary obstacle to leaving the European Union in just over a week.

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UN court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from atrocities
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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Thursday ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Muslim Rohingya population from persecution and atrocities, and preserve evidence of alleged crimes against them.

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Actress Annabella Sciorra testifies that Harvey Weinstein raped her
Sexual Misconduct Weinstein

Actress Annabella Sciorra confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand Thursday, telling a jury in a quivering voice that the burly Hollywood studio boss barged into her apartment in the mid-1990s, overpowered her and raped her as she tried to fight him off by kicking and punching him.

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Beijing struggles to keep up with a virus  — and a nation on the move
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China effectively quarantined Wuhan, cutting air and rail service to the city of 11 million people and closing down public transit within it. A government edict said citizens should not leave Wuhan unless they had "special conditions." 

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Greenpeace loses Norway Arctic oil lawsuit appeal
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An Oslo appeals court approved Norway's plans for more oil exploration in the Arctic on Thursday, dismissing a lawsuit by environmentalists who had said it violated people's right to a healthy environment.

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Jim Lehrer, longtime PBS anchor and journalist, dead at 85
Obit Jim Lehrer

Jim Lehrer, co-host and later host of the nightly PBS NewsHour that for decades offered a thoughtful take on current events, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 85.

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U.S. border officers were told to target Iranian-born travellers, officer alleges in email
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U.S. officers working at multiple Canada-U.S. border crossings were instructed to target and interrogate Iranian-born travellers earlier this month, said a U.S. border officer in an email obtained by CBC News. U.S. border authorities denied detaining Iranian-born travellers.

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Bracing for a possible coronavirus outbreak
China Outbreak

As Wuhan is quarantined, countries around the world are preparing for the coronavirus to spread to their country.

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Spanish government holds emergency meeting on Gloria, storm that has killed 11
Spain Weather

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has announced an emergency meeting to deal with the impact of storm Gloria after flying over areas of eastern Spain where heavy rains, powerful winds and huge waves have killed at least 11 people.

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Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, kills 3 American volunteers
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Three crew members were killed Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial tanker from the Oregon subsidiary of a B.C. company crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said.

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'Alone and lost': Family of Canadian killed in Ethiopian air crash says government 'abandoned' them
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A Toronto couple whose daughter died in a plane crash in March say they're heartened by what Ottawa is doing to support victims of the more recent downing of a plane in Iran — but they still feel they were abandoned by their government.

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What we know (and don't know) about the new coronavirus outbreak
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With the confirmation that a new coronavirus in China has been transmitted between humans, here's a quick look at what you need to know.

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Shooting in downtown Seattle leaves 1 dead, 7 wounded
Seattle Shooting

Three people including a nine-year-old boy remained hospitalized Thursday morning after police say several people in a dispute opened fire, killing a woman, in the busiest part of downtown Seattle at the height of the Wednesday evening commute.

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As U.S. threatens retaliation over digital taxes, Canada waits for OECD talks
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As the U.S. continues to threaten other countries with retaliation if they proceed with a digital services tax, Canada's trade minister says the question of how to ensure profitable search engines, social media platforms and online retailers pay their fair share can only be tackled on a multilateral basis.

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Paraguay president among thousands in country suffering from dengue fever
Paraguay Mario Abdo Benitez

A dengue fever outbreak that has affected thousands of Paraguayans in recent weeks has reached as far as the presidential palace, with the country's leader confirmed as having been struck by the disease.

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'From Heartbreak Comes Hope': Koala Rescuers Share Moving Recovery Stories
As scores of koalas battle to recover from Australia's destructive fires, hopeful stories of survivors are emerging. ... read more


WHO Says China's Coronavirus Is Not A Global Health Emergency
The decision follows three Chinese cities being placed on lockdown in order to prevent the virus from spreading. ... read more


China Locks Down Cities At Epicenter Of Coronavirus Outbreak
Health authorities fear the transmission rate will accelerate as hundreds of millions of Chinese travel for the Lunar New Year holidays. ... read more


China Halts Transportation Out Of Wuhan To Stop Spread Of Coronavirus
Cases of the infectious respiratory disease have been reported in China, the U.S., Thailand, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. ... read more


U.N. Experts: Saudi Crown Prince Likely Involved In Hacking Of Jeff Bezos' Phone
The U.N. is calling for an “immediate investigation” by the United States into the incident. ... read more


Saudi Embassy Denies Alarming Reports That Crown Prince Hacked Jeff Bezos
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman allegedly personally hacked into the phone of the Washington Post owner in 2018, according to media reports. ... read more


Iran Acknowledges 2 Russian-Made Missiles Targeted Ukraine Jet
Iran released a new preliminary report on the crash of the Ukraine International Airways plane, which killed 176 people. ... read more


The Man (And The Mission) Behind Trump’s Clash With Venezuela
Ousting Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro is Trump's dream and NSC official Mauricio Claver-Carone is eager to make it come true. ... read more


Pig Bungee Jumping Stunt In China Prompts Global Outcry
The cruel PR grab at Meixin Red Wine Town, a theme park, drew outrage in China as well as abroad. ... read more


Migrants Going To U.S. Clash With Mexican Forces At Guatemala Border
Hundreds of migrants crossed the Suchiate River into Mexico in a new test of U.S. President Donald Trump's strategy to block them from entering the country. ... read more


Violence Escalates In Beirut As Anti-Government Protesters Clash With Security Forces
The clashes in Lebanon took place amid a rapidly worsening financial crisis and an ongoing impasse over the formation of a new government. ... read more


China Reports 17 New Cases Of Deadly SARS-Like Virus Ahead Of Lunar New Year Holiday
Some airports, including three in the U.S., have begun screening airline passengers from central China, where the coronavirus appears to have originated. ... read more


Australian Zoo Staff Save Koalas, Beat Back Alligators In Dramatic Flash Floods Video
“The contrast between the current bushfire crisis and this sudden flooding is striking," said the director of the Australian Reptile Park. ... read more


After India's Amazon Snub, Modi's Party Slams Bezos-Owned Washington Post
An official has been critical of foreign media’s reporting on political issues in the past. ... read more


11 American Troops Injured In Iran Attack On Iraqi Bases Used By U.S. Military
The United States military originally said no service members had been hurt in Iran's Jan. 8 missile attack on the al-Asad and Erbil military bases in Iraq. ... read more


Gripping Images Show Distraught Koala Beside Dead Companion In Australia Fires
The moment was captured on Kangaroo Island, which one shaken rescuer said has "bodies of charred animals as far as the eye can see.” ... read more


Russian Government Resigns As Putin Plots Post-Presidency Power Grab
The resignations came hours after the president proposed new constitutional amendments to boost parliament's powers. ... read more


Greta Thunberg Provides Inspiration For Hilarious Public Salt Truck Naming Poll
Residents in Manchester, England, voted to name the city's fleet of highway maintenance vehicles after a variety of beloved figures. ... read more


30,000 People Flee As Taal Volcano Continues To Spew Lava Near Philippine Capital
Officials have warned the volcano, which began erupting on Sunday, could be on the cusp of a much bigger and more dangerous eruption. ... read more


Video Appears To Show Iranian Security Forces Shooting At Protesters
Demonstrators protested against the country's initial denial that it shot down a Ukrainian plane. ... read more


Storm Gloria: Spain death toll rises to 13 with four missing
Spain's government is to meet in emergency session after the storm carved a swathe of destruction. ... read more


Poland judges: Parliament and Supreme Court issue rival rulings
The top court says new judges are not independent, while lawmakers vote to fire those who are critical. ... read more


Caroline Wozniacki career ends with loss to Ons Jabeur at Australian Open
Caroline Wozniacki's hugely impressive career ends with a three-set less to Ons Jabeur in the Australian Open third round. ... read more


Russian comedian who joked about President Putin flees country
Aleksandr Dolgopolov, 25, says he fears for his safety as police start investigating his material. ... read more


Isabel dos Santos: Banker found dead in Lisbon
He managed the account of Angola's state oil firm Sonangol, once chaired by Africa's richest woman. ... read more


Soros attacks Trump and plans university network
"The world would be a better place if they weren't in power," Mr Soros said at Davos. ... read more


Does Russia's new culture minister hate the arts?
Olga Lyubimova knows about film and TV production, but once apparently admitted loathing many art forms. ... read more


Mount Vesuvius eruption: Extreme heat 'turned man's brain to glass'
Experts say the man's brain, found in the Roman town of Herculaneum, was affected by extreme heat. ... read more


Holocaust forum: Netanyahu urges world to unite to confront Iran
Israel's prime minister spoke at an event marking the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz's liberation. ... read more


Greta Thunberg: US treasury chief attacks activist
Steven Mnuchin tells the activist to study economics after she told investors to exit fossil fuels. ... read more


Germany bans Combat 18 as police raid neo-Nazi group
Over 200 police officers raid properties across the country said to belong to leading members. ... read more


Tesla overtakes Volkswagen as value hits $100bn
Tesla sold more than 367,000 cars last year, just a fraction of its competitors. ... read more


How Italy's far right is hoping to cause a political earthquake
Matteo Salvini is hoping to cause a political shock by winning a traditional stronghold of the left. ... read more


Auschwitz: How death camp became centre of Nazi Holocaust
It is 75 years since Soviet Union troops liberated Auschwitz - now marked as Holocaust Memorial Day. ... read more


Holocaust row seethes as leaders gather in Israel
The 75th anniversary of Auschwitz's liberation threatens to be overshadowed by recriminations. ... read more


Reinier Jesus: Who is Real Madrid's latest Brazilian starlet?
Who is the teenage Brazilian playmaker, Reinier Jesus, who has cost Real Madrid £26m? ... read more


Storm Gloria: Wind, rain, flooding and snow batter parts of Spain
Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power and at least 13 people were killed. ... read more


Jean-Paul Gaultier's last fashion show
The French designer has said goodbye to his 50-year runway career in Paris but says he will not stop working. ... read more


Yad Vashem: Why Poland won't be attending Holocaust memorial
Poland's president has snubbed an Israeli event to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. ... read more


Davos 2020: Prince Charles offers stark warning over 'approaching catastrophe'
At the World Economic Forum, he asked: "Do we want to go down in history as the people who did nothing?" ... read more


Trump's Senate impeachment trial: What happened on Day Three
Schiff, the lead House manager, closed Democrats' second day of arguments with a passionate appeal to senators to remove the president from office. ... read more


Trump's Senate impeachment trial: What happened on Day Three
Schiff, the lead House manager, closed Democrats' second day of arguments with a passionate appeal to senators to remove the president from office. ... read more


Trump schools the Senate on the exercise of power
Analysis: If the Senate calls no witnesses, the lesson of Trump's stonewalling strategy will be that the president can easily seize power from Congress. ... read more


3 female managers say trial will be seen as 'rigged' if Trump is acquitted
NBC News' Kasie Hunt sat down with Democratic Reps. Zoe Lofgren, Sylvia Garcia and Val Demings, who offered their thoughts on Trump's impeachment trial. ... read more


Russian hacker who operated 'online criminal marketplace' pleads guilty
Aleksei Burkov was accused of running a site where stolen card information was sold. Over $20 million in fraudulent U.S. purchases were tied to the site. ... read more


Ex-pharmaceutical exec gets 5½ years for pushing opioid spray
John Kapoor, the former chairman of Insys Therapeutics, was sentenced after patients spoke about the suffering they went through after using the drug. ... read more


Applebee's employee says she was fired after booting customer who made anti-Muslim remarks
The former supervisor is suing the chain, alleging she was fired from a New Jersey location after she ask a bar patron who made Islamophobic comments to leave. ... read more



Marine One above Davos clouds, a dust storm bigger than the U.K., a coronavirus outbreak and more. ... read more


'RuPaul's Drag Race' reveals season 12's new queens
The upcoming season will bring together 13 contestants as they vie for the title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” and a cash prize of $100,000. ... read more


2020 shopping: What to buy (and skip) in January
The best things to buy in January include bedding and sleepwear, fitness equipment and shoes from Macy's, Nordstrom, Kohl's, Amazon and others. ... read more


Iowa caucus app sparks election security concerns
Every level of the election process has come under scrutiny since the intelligence community determined Russia tried to interfere in the 2016 election. ... read more


Trump schools the Senate on the exercise of power
Analysis: If the Senate calls no witnesses, the lesson of Trump's stonewalling strategy will be that the president can easily seize power from Congress. ... read more


Who's the 'Q' in LGBTQ? Study shines light on 'queer' identities.
Nearly 6 percent of sexual minorities self-identify as queer, and 98 percent of queer people are younger than 45. ... read more


Lilly Singh talks bisexuality and queerness in the Indian community during monologue
She's the only woman and only openly LGBTQ person hosting a late-night broadcast television show. ... read more


National teachers union sues Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
The American Federation of Teachers accuses Betsy DeVos of "arbitrary" and "capricious" agency action, according to the complaint. ... read more


Two of 4 warrants letting FBI spy on ex-Trump aide Carter Page were not valid, says DOJ
The DOJ now believes it didn't have probable cause to think Carter Page might be acting as an agent of a foreign power, which was required to surveil him. ... read more


Sandra Cisneros' 'The House on Mango Street' to be adapted for TV
"Now is the time to tell our stories," the author said in an interview. ... read more


WNBA star Maya Moore to sit out season and Olympics as she advocates for inmate's release
Missouri inmate Jonathan Irons was arrested as a teenager and sentenced to 50 years in prison for burglary and assault. ... read more


Church's bid to draw young families seen as age discrimination by older member
Daniel Wetterstrom, lead pastor at Grove United Methodist Church in Cottage Grove, said the church is seeking an "intergenerational community." ... read more


Vegas casino says O.J. Simpson too tarnished to defame
Simpson, 72, is living in a Las Vegas golf community after serving nine years in a Nevada prison for leading five men, including two with guns, in a bid to retrieve personal items and memorabilia from two collectibles dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room. ... read more


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Trump's Senate impeachment trial: What happened on Day Three
Schiff, the lead House manager, closed Democrats' second day of arguments with a passionate appeal to senators to remove the president from office. ... read more


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Trump's Senate impeachment trial: What happened on Day Three
Schiff, the lead House manager, closed Democrats' second day of arguments with a passionate appeal to senators to remove the president from office. ... read more


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Trump schools the Senate on the exercise of power
Analysis: If the Senate calls no witnesses, the lesson of Trump's stonewalling strategy will be that the president can easily seize power from Congress. ... read more


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3 female managers say trial will be seen as 'rigged' if Trump is acquitted
NBC News' Kasie Hunt sat down with Democratic Reps. Zoe Lofgren, Sylvia Garcia and Val Demings, who offered their thoughts on Trump's impeachment trial. ... read more


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Russian hacker who operated 'online criminal marketplace' pleads guilty
Aleksei Burkov was accused of running a site where stolen card information was sold. Over $20 million in fraudulent U.S. purchases were tied to the site. ... read more


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Ex-pharmaceutical exec gets 5½ years for pushing opioid spray
John Kapoor, the former chairman of Insys Therapeutics, was sentenced after patients spoke about the suffering they went through after using the drug. ... read more


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Applebee's employee says she was fired after booting customer who made anti-Muslim remarks
The former supervisor is suing the chain, alleging she was fired from a New Jersey location after she ask a bar patron who made Islamophobic comments to leave. ... read more



Marine One above Davos clouds, a dust storm bigger than the U.K., a coronavirus outbreak and more. ... read more


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'RuPaul's Drag Race' reveals season 12's new queens
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2020 shopping: What to buy (and skip) in January
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Iowa caucus app sparks election security concerns
Every level of the election process has come under scrutiny since the intelligence community determined Russia tried to interfere in the 2016 election. ... read more


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Trump schools the Senate on the exercise of power
Analysis: If the Senate calls no witnesses, the lesson of Trump's stonewalling strategy will be that the president can easily seize power from Congress. ... read more


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Who's the 'Q' in LGBTQ? Study shines light on 'queer' identities.
Nearly 6 percent of sexual minorities self-identify as queer, and 98 percent of queer people are younger than 45. ... read more


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Lilly Singh talks bisexuality and queerness in the Indian community during monologue
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National teachers union sues Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
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Two of 4 warrants letting FBI spy on ex-Trump aide Carter Page were not valid, says DOJ
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Sandra Cisneros' 'The House on Mango Street' to be adapted for TV
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WNBA star Maya Moore to sit out season and Olympics as she advocates for inmate's release
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Church's bid to draw young families seen as age discrimination by older member
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Vegas casino says O.J. Simpson too tarnished to defame
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