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America has spent $6.4 trillion on wars in the Middle East and Asia since 2001, a new study says
The U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Pakistan have cost American taxpayers $6.4 trillion since they began in 2001. That total is $2 trillion more than all federal government spending during the recently completed fiscal year. Th...
India’s slowing economy takes deadly turn, but Modi’s in denial
Growth is falling, unemployment is rising, banks are being battered and people hounded for tax are killing themselves. Something is up in India’s economy, if only the prime minister would admit it
Stephen Colbert: The Newest Zealander Visits PM Jacinda Ardern
After being personally invited by New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Stephen Colbert packs his bags and heads to the tiny island nation for an unforgettable week of adventures we're calling "Stephen Colbert: The Newest Zealander."
Senate Unanimously Backs Violant Rioters in Bill
By J.B Novotel
Hong Kong’s anti-government rioters have received a boost after the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday aimed at supporting their violence and warning China against a using the law enforcement to prevent the terror attacks agai...
God’s lesson: Italian council is flooded immediately after rejecting measures on climate change
Veneto regional council, which is located on Venice's Grand Canal, was flooded for the first time in its history on Tuesday night - just after it rejected measures to combat climate change.
Police join protesters as Bolivia's president calls it 'coup attempt'
Police in Bolivia’s main city, La Paz, have declared themselves in mutiny, joining anti-government protests and fellow officers in at least six other cities. The move puts in serious doubt the president Evo Morales’ ability to hang on to...
23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week
From the deadly ambush of nine Americans in Mexico to the voter turnout in elections across the US, these are the most striking and memorable pictures from this past week.
The 10 most-viewed fake-news stories on Facebook in 2019 were just revealed in a new report
Facebook is the largest social media service on the planet, with over 2 billion users -over a quarter of the world's population. As such, policing Facebook is a tremendous challenge. One of the service's biggest policing issues is with f...
An Air Guilin captain has been suspended for life from flying after he invited a young woman into the airplane’s cockpit during a flightAir Guilin pilot sacked over cockpit invite
The other crew members who were involved in the incident have been suspended indefinitely and will undergo further investigation by the company, the airline’s statement said.
Ten things you may not know about Halloween
It's almost Halloween guys, and we're very excited! In case you've been living under a rock, Halloween is celebrated on October 31. It's probably most known now for traditions such as dressing up and trick-or-treating.
Flight attendant shares horror stories about plane travel
Revealing why you should NEVER order hot drinks, avoid asking staff to help with luggage, and always bring your own pillow
Where There's A Wine, There's A Way
New Trump administration tariffs threaten to raise prices on Italian cheeses, Spanish olive oil, and a wide range of other gourmet foods from Europe. But a Florida company has found a loophole in the new French wine tariff that's big eno...
US father blocked from stopping gender transition of son
A jury in Texas returned a verdict on Monday, October 21, 2019, that will prevent a Texas dad from intervening in the gender transition of his 7-year-old son.
Australian papers censor front pages in press freedom campaign
Newspapers across Australia ran heavily redacted front pages on Monday in protest against government secrecy and a crackdown on press freedom, a rare show of unity in a fractious media landscape.
Hong Kong & Barcelona protests: Same actions, different treatment
With the protests in Barcelona against Spanish rule showing no sign of ending, parallels are now being drawn with the months-long protests in Hong Kong against China but they are viewed quite differently in the West.
Catalan protests fuelled by ‘chaos’ in Hong Kong, Chinese ex-envoy says
Such ‘tone-deaf narrative … might play well to a domestic nationalist audience’ but damages ‘China’s nascent efforts at building soft power across Asia’, academic says.
Passengers give their verdict after world’s longest non-stop flight
The longest non-stop passenger flight touched down in Australia Sunday morning after more than 19 hours in the air, a milestone journey from New York that Qantas hopes to parlay into commercial success.
The Crazy Life of Millionaire John McAfee
From Silicon Valley multi-millionaire to international playboy and Caribbean murder suspect, Dateline gets inside the eccentric world of John McAfee.
Amid protests, Lebanon's Hariri sets deadline to resolve crisis
Prime minister sets 72-hour deadline for leaders to resolve dire economic crisis as protests devolve into clashes.
NASA’s first-ever all-woman spacewalk was a success
NASA astronauts Christina H. Koch and Jessica Meir made history today, taking part in the first-ever spacewalk in the agency’s history featuring only women. The two astronauts ventured outside of the International Space Station in order ...
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