Hong Kong plans to cull 2,000 hamsters over Covid fears. Pet owners are outraged
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 04:10:02 GMT
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Hong Kong will euthanize about 2,000 hamsters and other small animals after a pet store worker and several rodents tested positive for coronavirus, as the city pursues an uncompromising zero-Covid strategy two years into the pandemic.


UK inflation surges to highest level in 30 years
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 09:33:19 GMT
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UK consumer price inflation has surged to the highest level in three decades, heaping pressure on households already facing a huge increase in energy costs.


Influential Fashion Journalist AndrA(c) Leon Talley Dies at 73
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 06:28:13 +0000
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Talleyas literary agent David Vigliano confirmed Talleyas death, but no additional details were immediately available

The Pandemic Has Made the World Worse for Female Activists, the U.N. Says
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 03:25:52 +0000
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United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet says female rights defenders face a avastly worsea situation now

Indiaas Congress Party Courts Women in Major State Elections
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 03:02:38 +0000
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The party says 40% of its candidates for the crucial Uttar Pradesh state elections will be women

Gunman in Texas synagogue standoff was thrown out of a local mosque for erratic behavior days before taking hostages
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 02:19:05 GMT
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About 10 days before taking four hostages at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in north Texas, Malik Faisal Akram had a heated exchange with officials at the Islamic Center of Irving and was eventually escorted from the property, according to the organization's chief legal counsel.


US Senate candidate from Louisiana smokes marijuana in new campaign ad
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 02:23:08 GMT
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A US Senate candidate in Louisiana released a campaign ad Tuesday in which he smokes marijuana in an attempt to spark what he calls "a new conversation" around the drug.


US law enforcement officials aim to reassure Jewish community in wake of hostage standoff
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 03:32:41 GMT
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Top Biden administration law enforcement officials -- including the FBI director, the attorney general and the Homeland Security secretary -- sought to reassure more than 1,000 members of the Orthodox Jewish community during a teleconference meeting Tuesday that the federal government recognizes the severity of the recent hostage standoff in Texas and is prepared to promote greater security efforts.


NBA team distances from investor who said: 'Nobody cares about what's happening to the Uyghurs'
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 04:30:58 GMT
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The Golden State Warriors have distanced themselves from comments made by Chamath Palihapitiya, a part owner who said that "nobody cares about what's happening to the Uyghurs."


100-year-old home destroyed by fire, no injuries reported
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Treasury returns $135M of unclaimed property
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Video shows propane truck exploding
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Man trimming trees shocked by downed power line
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Woman fined $259K for neighbor's violations
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Police investigate white supremacy stickers
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Woman, 2 y/o child rescued from river
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Driver charged after teen struck, killed by school bus
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Teacher & therapy dog bring comfort around town
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9-year-old receives life-saving liver transplant
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De Soto man's home burglarized, shot up and burned down
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Bald eagle rehabilitated, released after 3 months
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Meet the Twin Cities Men's Knitting Club
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Family finds wrong woman in loved one's casket
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Mercedes Lain's killer gets 65 year prison sentence
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Pastor apologizes for wiping spit on man's face
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Family builds giant igloo shelter in front yard
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Tonga undersea cable needs 'at least' four weeks to repair: NZ
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 07:25:30 GMT
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Its only undersea cable was destroyed in an eruption, cutting it off from the rest of the world.

Covid: WHO warns pandemic not over amid Europe case records
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 06:58:46 GMT
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France reports nearly half a million new daily cases, with records also broken in Italy and Denmark.

Ukraine: Blinken arrives in Kyiv amid Russia invasion fears
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 08:20:13 GMT
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Russia denies any plan to attack Ukraine but tensions are high as Russian troops carry out drills.

US Capitol riot committee issues subpoena to Rudy Giuliani
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 00:27:01 GMT
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The former Trump lawyer is among four aides slapped with subpoenas by the congressional inquiry.

Man arrested after Australian child found dead in barrel
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 05:22:27 GMT
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A man has been charged with murder after a five-day search for a girl near Sydney, police say.

Fanta Bility: US officers charged with fatally shooting girl
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 02:46:11 GMT
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Prosecutors drop charges against two teens who were accused of provoking the police to open fire.

Ingrid Betancourt: Former Farc captive announces presidential bid
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 01:59:33 GMT
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Ex-Senator Ingrid Betancourt spent six years as a Farc captive after being kidnapped in 2002.

Joe Biden one year: How is he doing so far?
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 08:31:40 GMT
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Twelve months in, how is he doing? Here's a visual guide to the ups and downs of the Biden presidency.

Winter Olympics 2022: China sells Xinjiang as a winter sports hub
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 00:05:46 GMT
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Many foreign firms hoping to ride the Olympics boom are investing heavily in the troubled region.

Somali survivor: The resilience of living through serial suicide attacks
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 00:07:24 GMT
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Former BBC reporter Mohamed Moalimu is recovering after being targeted on Sunday in Somalia.

5G phones: How serious is the threat to US flights?
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 09:37:45 GMT
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Ten leading US airlines are warning that the imminent rollout of 5G services could be disastrous.

Should bad science be taken off social media?
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 00:08:42 GMT
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A Royal Society report recommends against censoring scientific misinformation online.

The women facing rape threats and abuses on Clubhouse
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 00:11:16 GMT
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The women say right-wing trolls in India targeted them for criticising Narendra Modi and his government.

Winter Olympics: Snowboard company Burton defends working in Xinjiang
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 00:14:27 GMT
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Watch as Burton China's chief executive is quizzed on operating in the troubled region.