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Prince Harry-Barack Obama bromance continues for BBC radio show interview

Britains Prince Harry has interviewed Barack Obama for a radio program in which the former U.S. president shared his memories of the day he left office and his hopes for the future. Kensington Palace said Sunday the interview was recorded in Toronto in September during the Invictus Games, a sports event for injured military personnel that Harry championed. The palace said the conversation fe...


Miss Iraq's selfie costs her death threats

Facing multiple death threats, this photo posted by Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan has cost her more than she thought. She has been facing multiple death threats, her family had to flee Iraq, and she was threatened her title would be stripped if she wouldnt take the image down. She had posted the image during the Miss Universe Pageant with the caption, Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel. Ira...


Keely Smith dies of heart failure at 89
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Keely Smith dies of heart failure at 89

Keely Smith, a pop and jazz singer known for her solo recordings of jazz standards as well as her musical partnership with Louis Prima, has died of apparent heart failure in Palm Springs. She was 89. According to a news release from her publicist Bob Merlis, Smith was under a physicians care when she died Saturday. Smith was born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely in Norfolk, Virginia on March 9, 1928...


U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg: U.S., Russia say
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U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg: U.S., Russia say

The United States provided intelligence to Russia that helped thwart a potentially deadly bomb attack in St. Petersburg, U.S. and Russian officials said on Sunday, in a rare public show of cooperation despite deep strains between the two countries. Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to thank him for the tip-off, which the Kremlin said helped preven...


Twin suicide bombers attack church in Quetta ahead of Christmas, killing eight

Two suicide bombers attacked a packed Catholic church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding up to 45 before one of them blew himself up and police killed the other, officials said. The gunmen wearing explosives-filled vests stormed the church in Quetta city when Sunday services had just opened, exploding a suicide vest and shooting at the Christian wors...


Anita Hill to chair Hollywood harassment commission

A special commission to combat sexual harassment in the entertainment and media industries will be chaired by lawyer and academic Anita Hill. The first meeting of the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace was attended by a wide range of industry giants. Spearheaded by female executives, including Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy, it will reconvene in 2018...


U.N. council mulls call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn
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U.N. council mulls call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn

The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect and must be rescinded after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israels capital. The one-page Egyptian-drafted text, which was circulated to the 15-member council on Saturday and seen by Reuters, does not specifically mention the U...


US woman used bitcoin to move cash to Islamic State, police say
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US woman used bitcoin to move cash to Islamic State, police say

A New York woman has been accused of laundering bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and wiring the money to help the so-called Islamic State. Zoobia Shahnaz, 27, was charged with bank fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and money laundering and is being held without bail. Ms Shahnaz was born in Pakistan and worked as a lab technician in the US. Prosecutors say she took out fraudul...


In-flight sexual assaults often unreported; airlines need to step up

When a 17-year-old Bollywood actress took to social media this week alleging she was sexually assaulted on an airplane, she appeared to catch the airline industry off-guard. Her allegations - denied by the man accused of the assault on a domestic Vistara flight in India - triggered online outrage and prompted a rare police investigation. The incident, coming shortly after Facebook founder Ma...


FCC votes to repeal US net neutrality rules

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to end the 2015 Open Internet Order which protects net neutrality in the United States. The decision was taken during a much-anticipated meeting in Washington, DC, on Thursday. Net neutrality requires all internet service providers (ISPs) to treat all data equally, without blocking, throttling or censoring services or websites. The vote - t...


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