New frontier for science as astronomers witness neutron stars colliding
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Extraordinary event has been ‘seen’ for the first time, in both gravitational waves and light – ending decades-old debate about where gold comes from
Storm Ophelia: second person killed in Ireland, police confirm - as it happened
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Follow latest updates as Tropical Storm Ophelia batters Ireland, with homes and businesses without power and schools closed
Malta blogger killed in car bomb attack
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Government critic Daphne Caruana Galizia dies in an attack the PM calls "barbaric".
Einstein’s waves detected in star smash
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Scientists detect the warping of space generated by the collision of two neutron stars.
Whisper it – Greek theatre's legendary acoustics are a myth
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Tour guides may tell you that a pin dropping can be heard in every seat of the ancient theatre of Epidaurus – but scientists disagree
Mourning for Portugal wildfire victims
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At least 36 people died in Portugal and three in Spain in a wave of wildfires Sunday and Monday.
US urges calm as Kirkuk crisis escalates
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The call comes as Iraqi forces take over the city after a controversial Kurdish independence vote.
In center of Europe, politics takes a Trumpian turn with rise of anti-immigrant billionaire
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The Czech Republic is poised to elect a man whose pitch mirrors that of the U.S. president.
Free Wheelchair Mission 1 Million for 1 Million Campaign
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The humanitarian, faith-based organization provides durable and adaptable wheelchairs at no cost to people with little to no mobility in developing nations.
Maltese journalist's son says she was murdered for exposing corruption ? r/worldnews
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Killed journalist's son hits out at Malta
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Malta's Daphne Caruana Galizia was "assassinated" for standing up to corruption, her son says.
Iraqi forces make fresh gains from Kurds
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Two more oilfields are seized as government troops take over areas under Iraqi Kurdish control.
Has Boko Haram Been Defeated?
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In an interview with the BBC, Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria, asserted that Nigeria had “technically won the war” against the terrorist organization Boko Haram in the country. According…
Welcome to the post-liberal world
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It's not a friendly place
California wildfire death toll hits 41 as survivors face long road to recovery
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With 213,000 acres burned and 5,700 structures destroyed, the future is uncertain for people like Diego Pacheco, whose life savings went up in smoke
US-backed forces 'control' Raqqa
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The Syrian Democratic Forces says only a few dozen Islamic State militants remain in the city.
Dan Koh, the former chief of staff of Marty Walsh, has a lot of high-profile donors from the world of sports and business
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Dan Koh turned more than a few heads earlier this month when he announced he raised $755,000 in just the first month of his congressional campaign.
Car bomb kills journalist who exposed Malta's links with Panama Papers ? r/worldnews
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Malta car bomb kills Panama Papers journalist
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Daphne Caruana Galizia, a blogger whose investigations focused on corruption, was described as a ‘one-woman WikiLeaks’
Mogadishu bombing: al-Shabaab behind deadly blast, officials say
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Security personnel say they have detained key member of cell behind attack that has killed at least 320 people
Mogadishu bombing: parents' grief for medical student killed in blast
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Maryam Abdullahi Gedi, who was among more than 300 people killed in attack, had been due to graduate this week
Catalan separatists in Spanish custody
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A Spanish judge orders the detention of two Catalan pro-independence leaders accused of sedition.
Book World: Schlesinger's dual life: Political chronicler and combatant
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Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian By Richard Aldous Norton. 486 pp. $29.95 --- In January 1962, the president of Harvard University, Nathan M. Pusey, issued an ultimatum to one of the most celebrated members of his faculty: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, public intellectual and, at that time, special assistant to President John F. Kennedy. Pusey's message: Return or resign. Schlesinger had been on leave from Harvard since 1960, when he had gone to work on Kenn
When American politics jeopardize American global leadership
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By de-certifying Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), President Trump has effectively abdicated his responsibility on an extremely delicate—and consequential—foreign policy decision and subjected it to political considerations.