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The U.S. Has Cut Half of Its Aid to Palestinian Refugees Pending U.N. Reform

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The U.S. is the largest donor to the agency that supports millions of Palestinian refugees

Tuesday, Jan 16

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The Real Tragedy Behind Dolores O’Riordan’s Biggest Hit With the Cranberries

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The late singer was inspired to write her band's biggest hit after learning about a 1993 bombing that killed two children

Dream Job Alert: Get Paid to Eat Chicken Nuggets

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Your title: 'Chicken Nugget Connoisseur.'

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The 5 Things to Know About the Thaw in Korean Relations

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It's all sunshine on the Korean peninsula as the rival nations agree to meet for talks. But dark clouds are on the horizon

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Temperatures Plunged to -88.6°F in Parts of Russia. Here’s What That’s Like

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(MOSCOW) — People living in some of the coldest places on earth are hunkering down as temperatures fall to near-record lows that are even defeating thermometers. Temperatures in the remote, diamond-rich Russian region of Yakutia on Tuesday…

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This Country Is Making It Illegal to Boil Live Lobsters

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Boiling lobsters alive — a common practice for cooks transforming the popular crustaceans into a meal — will soon be illegal in Switzerland.

‘Alternative Facts’ Is 2017’s Non-Word of the Year, German Linguists Declare

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(BERLIN) — German linguists have declared the phrase “alternative facts,” popularized by White House aide Kellyanne Conway, the non-word of 2017.

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A Japanese City Activated its Emergency Warning System to Stop Residents Eating Poisonous Pufferfish

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Incorrectly prepared fugu kills several people each year in Japan

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What to Know About Kim Jong Un’s Favorite All-Female Pop Group Moranbong

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During inter-Korean talks on Monday, North Korea agreed to send a 140-member orchestra troupe along with its athletic delegation to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea next month. The historic foes agreed that the North Korean…

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A Man Ruptured His Throat Trying to Hold Back a Big Sneeze

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Doctors say injuries resulting from stifled sneezes are exceedingly rare

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This Adorable Wallaby Halted Traffic by Hopping Across the Sydney Harbor Bridge

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The wallaby bounded across the Sydney Harbor Bridge with police in pursuit

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Palestinian Leaders are Calling on President Mahmoud Abbas to Withdraw Recognition of Israel

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The Palestine Liberation Organization’s Central Council declared it should no longer be bound by the 1993 Oslo peace accords

Monday, Jan 15

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Pope Francis Warns We’re at ‘the Very Limit’ of Nuclear War

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His comment comes after Hawaii sent out a false missile alert

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Thousands Flee As Lava Flows Down Philippines Volcano

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(LEGAZPI, Philippines) — Nearly 15,000 people have fled from villages around the Philippines’ most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive.

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Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water

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After three years of unprecedented drought, the South African city of Cape Town has less than 90 days worth of water in its reservoirs, putting it on track to be the first major city in the world to run out of water. Unless residents…

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A Floor Collapsed Inside the Jakarta Stock Exchange, Injuring More Than 50

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Most of the injured were college students visiting the stock exchange on a tour

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A Double Suicide Bombing in Baghdad has Killed at Least 38 People

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(BAGHDAD) — Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a busy street market in central Baghdad on Monday, in back-to-back explosions that killed at least 38 people, Iraqi health and police officials said.

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Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas Calls President Trump’s Peace Plan ‘the Slap of the Century’

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Relations between Washington and the Palestinians have sunk to a new low

Sunday, Jan 14

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Plane in Turkey Skids Off Runway and Dangles Over Cliff

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The plane dangled off a muddy cliff with its nose only a few feet from the sea

‘No Hope’ of Survivors After Iranian Tanker Explodes and Sinks off Chinese Coast

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(TEHRAN) — A burning Iranian oil tanker exploded and sank Sunday after more than a week listing off the coast of China, as an Iranian official acknowledged there was “no hope” of missing sailors surviving the disaster.

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Iran Releases Hundreds of Anti-Government Protesters From Detention, Officials Say

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At least 25 people have reportedly been killed during the recent unrest

At Least 1 Dead in Peru After 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake

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(LIMA) — A powerful earthquake struck off Peru’s coast early Sunday, destroying adobe structures and killing at least one person, according to officials.

Saturday, Jan 13

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Here’s What the Hawaii Missile Alert Looked Like on People’s Phones

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A false alert about a ballistic missile in Hawaii Saturday sent the state — and the internet — into a panic.

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‘This Is Not a Drill.’ Hawaii Just Sent Out an Incoming Missile Alert. It Was a Mistake

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Reports of an alert about a missile threat to Hawaii ricocheted across social media Saturday and caused anxiety in the state. But authorities said the report was false and sent as an error. “U.S. Pacific Command has detected no ballistic…

Friday, Jan 12

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Mother Let Others Rape Her Son for Money as Part of Pedophile Gang, Police Say

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Eight suspected members of an online pedophile network have been arrested

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‘Unfathomable.’ Cyberbullying Blamed for Child Model’s Suicide

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(CANBERRA, Australia) — A 14-year-old girl who was the angelic face of an iconic Australian bushmen’s hat brand was remembered by hundreds of mourners Friday after her suicide focused attention on the dangers of cyberbullying. The memorial…

Queen Elizabeth Reveals Rare Secrets From Her Coronation Ceremony

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Including what it was like to wear a crown that weighed more than two pounds

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Surgeon Who Burned His Initials into Patients’ Livers Is Fined $13,000

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(LONDON) — A British surgeon who burned his initials into patients’ livers during transplant operations has been fined 10,000 pounds ($13,600) and ordered to perform community service.

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Donald Trump: London Trip Canceled Because Obama Sold U.S. Embassy for ‘Peanuts’

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected christen the new U.S. Embassy in London instead of Trump

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‘A New Low.’ The World Is Furious at Trump for His Remark About ‘Shithole Countries’

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World leaders, politicians and TV personalities have poured scorn on Trump