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Small slug throws Japan's high-speed rail into chaos

2 hours 14 min ago
A single, small slug has been blamed for a massive power failure that brought part of Japan's high-speed rail network to a standstill last month.
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Frozen sperm can survive space travel, preliminary study suggests

2 hours 59 min ago
It's one small step for science, and potentially one giant leap for mankind's ability to populate space.
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What's the answer to Britain's knife-crime crisis?

4 hours 10 min ago
Five years into a knife-crime crisis, Britain is still scrambling for solutions.
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Tremors felt in Australia after 7.2-magnitude quake in Indonesia's Banda Sea

4 hours 26 min ago
A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck near to Indonesia's Tanimbar islands in Banda Sea Monday, with tremors being felt as far away as northern Australia.
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Democratic debates set to bring historic diversity to the stages

4 hours 41 min ago
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This cat got stuck in the washing machine for a full cycle, and lived to tell the tale

5 hours 33 min ago
Stefani Carroll-Kirchoff always checks the washer and dryer to make sure none of her three cats have climbed inside. Well, almost always.
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Bernie Sanders to unveil plan to cancel all $1.6 trillion of student loan debt

5 hours 47 min ago
Sen. Bernie Sanders is set to stake out uncharted territory in the Democratic presidential primary, offering up a plan to completely eliminate the student loan debt of every American.
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Flying Wallendas make history crossing Times Square 25 stories in the air

5 hours 58 min ago
The Flying Wallendas astonished the world once again, becoming the first to cross New York's Times Square on a tightrope 25 stories above the city streets.
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Yes, Snoop won the gospel category at the BET Awards

7 hours 14 min ago
You read that headline correctly.
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Pence: 'Of course' migrants children should have toothbrushes, blankets and medicine

8 hours 4 min ago
Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday acknowledged that "of course" essentials such as toothbrushes, blankets and medicine are necessary basics for children -- despite the Trump administration's legal argument earlier this week that detained migrant children didn't need those items in order to be held in "safe and sanitary conditions."
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The diesel scandal just destroyed profit growth at Daimler, maker of Mercedes-Benz

8 hours 9 min ago
Daimler, the German auto company that makes Mercedes-Benz, has slashed its 2019 profit expectations by hundreds of millions of euros. The financial downgrade, announced Sunday, is the latest fallout from the diesel emissions scandal that has rocked the German auto industry.
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Women's World Cup: Referees and VAR under the microscope after dramatic weekend in France

8 hours 16 min ago
Even by the standards of the headline-hogging Video Assistant Referee (VAR) it was an extraordinary weekend at the Women's World Cup.
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A Chinese invasion of Taiwan would be a bloody, logistical nightmare

8 hours 20 min ago
Roaring out of the sky, an F-16V fighter jet lands smoothly to rearm and refuel on an unremarkable freeway in rural Taiwan, surrounded by rice paddies.
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Pete Buttigieg confronts leadership test in impassioned South Bend townhall

8 hours 40 min ago
Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced the raw and unvarnished emotion of his community at a town hall in South Bend, Indiana, on Sunday as the mayor attempted to soothe the pain caused by the recent killing of a black man by a police officer.
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A 10th American has died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic

8 hours 42 min ago
A man from New York died while vacationing in the Dominican Republic earlier this month, according to a US State Department official, making him the 10th American tourist to have died during or after their stay in the Caribbean nation.
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Judith Krantz, romance novelist, dies at 91

9 hours 15 min ago
Judith Krantz, whose best-selling romance novels told racy tales of the rich, died of natural causes Saturday, her publicist said. She was 91.
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'Biggest protest since fall of Communism' demands the resignation of 'Czech Trump'

11 hours 7 min ago
Tens of thousands of Czechs filled Prague's Letna Plain park on Sunday, taking part in what its organizers described as "the biggest protest since the fall of Communism."
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Istanbul vote signals shift in Erdogan's dominance

11 hours 46 min ago
Change, hope, and a new beginning. That's the promise of Istanbul's newly elected mayor Ekrem Imamoglu.
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