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In biggest boost since 1940s, BBC World Service adds 11 languages
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In biggest boost since 1940s, BBC World Service adds 11 languages

The BBC said on Wednesday that its World Service will begin broadcasting in 11 additional languages in a drive to reach millions more people, including in places like North Korea where impartial news is hard to get. The World Service started out in 1932 as a radio channel for English-speakers in the British empire but has morphed over time into a highly respected provider of news to global audi...


Baghdad bombings kill 14, wound 50
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Baghdad bombings kill 14, wound 50

The Latest on Iraqs Mosul offensive (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Iraqi officials say bombings in and around Baghdad have killed at least 14 people and wounded more than 50. Police say Tuesdays attacks targeted outdoor markets, Shiite pilgrims and anti-Islamic State Sunni tribal fighters. Medical officials confirmed the casualty figures. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as ...


Donald Trump asks people to stop harassment of Muslims, Latinos
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Donald Trump asks people to stop harassment of Muslims, Latinos

Saddened by the reports of harassment of Muslims, African-Americans and Latinos following his victory in the election, President-elect Donald Trump has for the first time publicly asked people to Stop it. I am so saddened to hear that. And I say, Stop it. If it if it helps. I will say this, and I will say the right to the cameras: Stop it, Trump told the CBS 60 Minute yesterday. He was resp...


Zuckerberg again rejects claims of Facebook impact on U.S. election

Facebook Inc chief executive Mark Zuckerberg again rejected the idea that the social network affected the U.S. presidential election, saying late Saturday it is extremely unlikely news hoaxes changed the outcome. Ensnared in a string of content controversies in recent months, Facebook has insisted that it is a technology company, not a media firm. But scrutiny of the site has heightened since t...


Donald Trump announces plan to deport 3m immigrants
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Donald Trump announces plan to deport 3m immigrants

President-elect Donald Trumps tough-talking plan to rein in illegal immigration showed signs of cracking on Sunday, with the president-elect seemingly backing off his vow to build a solid wall along the southern U.S. border and the top House Republican rejecting any deportation force targeting people in the country illegally. In an interview with CBS 60 Minutes, Trump said Sunday he would accep...


Here’s how you can see the biggest ‘Supermoon’ since 1948

If you look up at the moon today you might notice it looks bigger and brighter than usual. We wont see another supermoon likes this until 2034, so make sure you get a look. Supermoon A supermoon occurs when the moon becomes full on the same day as its perigee, the point in the moons orbit when it is closest to Earth. The term is borrowed from the pseudoscience of astrology but has been ad...


New Zealand earthquake: Tsunami follows powerful tremor

A tsunami has hit after an earthquake struck New Zealands South Island. The US Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.8 quake hit just after midnight (11:02 GMT on Sunday), some 95km (59 miles) from Christchurch. The tsunami arrived in the north-eastern coast about two hours later. Officials said the first waves may not be the largest, with tsunami activity possible for several hours. Res...


New Zealand earthquake: Powerful tremor hits South Island
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New Zealand earthquake: Powerful tremor hits South Island

A powerful earthquake has struck New Zealands South Island. The US Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.4 quake hit just after midnight (11:02 GMT on Sunday), some 95km (59 miles) from Christchurch. Christchurch is still recovering from the 2011 earthquake that killed 185 people and destroyed the city centre. New Zealand lies on the notorious Ring of Fire, the line of frequent quakes an...


Neighbor reassures Muslim family in US with friendly letter post Trump’s win

Emre Celik, a resident of Australia and President of Rumi Forum announced a Muslim friend living in the US received an anonymous letter from his neighbor, reassuring him to not worry about Trump and his anti-Muslim anti-immigrant slogans, and that they were very happy to have them in America. In a moving gesture of unity and empathy, after the majority of the American population voted the contr...


China state media warns Trump against isolationism, calls for status quo

Chinese state media has warned the U.S. president-elect against isolationism and interventionism, calling instead for the United States to actively work with China to maintain the international status quo. President-elect Donald Trump threatened to tear up trade deals and pursue a more unilateral foreign policy under his America First principle during a tempestuous election campaign. But Chi...


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