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In year of drama and chaos, Pence quietly advances conservative agenda

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the run-up to President Donald Trump’s decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Vice President Mike Pence, a conservative Christian who had long advocated for the move, did something he does only selectively: speak up.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 20 Jan 2018 | 10:32 am(NZT)

Facebook to prioritize 'trustworthy' news sources

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will begin to prioritize "trustworthy" news outlets on its stream of social media posts as it works to combat "sensationalism" and "misinformation," Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 20 Jan 2018 | 10:31 am(NZT)

Olympian abused by team doctor sees USA Gymnastics as 'rotten'

LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman blasted U.S. gymnastics officials on Friday for failing to protect her and other women from years of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, calling the sport's governing body "rotten from the inside."

Source: Reuters: Top News | 20 Jan 2018 | 10:26 am(NZT)

U.S. to retry Senator Menendez on bribery, corruption charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it plans to retry Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez on bribery and corruption charges after a jury was deadlocked during a trial in November.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 20 Jan 2018 | 10:23 am(NZT)

Confronting China and Russia, not tackling terrorism, is now America's top security priority



Source: News | 20 Jan 2018 | 10:11 am(NZT)



Workers cleared over Canada rail disaster

Forty-seven people were killed in the Quebec town in one of the worst rail disasters in Canadian history.

Source: BBC News - Home | 20 Jan 2018 | 10:09 am(NZT)

Larry Nassar case: Olympic champ Jordyn Wieber reveals abuse

Jordyn Wieber and teammate Aly Raisman tell the child abuser: "The tables have turned, Larry."

Source: BBC News - Home | 20 Jan 2018 | 10:00 am(NZT)

Trump-Russia probe is told Nigel Farage may have handed thumb drive of data to Julian Assange



Source: News | 20 Jan 2018 | 10:00 am(NZT)

Patient who 'froze to death' in 16 hour wait for ambulance among 40 deaths and failings under review 



Source: News | 20 Jan 2018 | 10:00 am(NZT)

California couple kept their two dogs in better condition than their 13 children



Source: News | 20 Jan 2018 | 9:42 am(NZT)

Donald Trump's first year in office: the conflict and controversy



Source: News | 20 Jan 2018 | 9:39 am(NZT)

No deal reached as Schumer, Trump meet to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdown, but Schumer said afterward that disagreements remained as the clock ticked toward a midnight deadline to pass a funding bill.

Source: Reuters: Top News | 20 Jan 2018 | 9:36 am(NZT)

German officials believe rapper-turned-militant Denis Cuspert has been killed

BERLIN — German rapper-turned-militant Denis Cuspert is most likely dead, according to three German security officials and one person close to him. Also known as "Deso Dogg" and later by the nom de guerre "Abu Talha al Almani," Cuspert was one of Germany’s most notorious Islamic State members and a high-profile figure behind the group’s propaganda […]

Source: WorldViews | 20 Jan 2018 | 9:33 am(NZT)

Chicago West: Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West name daughter

The reality TV star says she felt an instant connection with Chicago, who was delivered by surrogate.

Source: BBC News - Home | 20 Jan 2018 | 8:57 am(NZT)

US shutdown: Senate bill on verge of collapse amid rancour

President Trump holds last-ditch talks with the Democratic Senate leader at the White House.

Source: BBC News - Home | 20 Jan 2018 | 8:48 am(NZT)

Women's march: Where, when and why will protests happen?

Protests are planned across the US this weekend - here's what you need to know

Source: BBC News - Home | 20 Jan 2018 | 8:46 am(NZT)

Pope angers Chile after backing bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse

It was supposed to be an apology tour, but the pope’s Chile visit drew unexpected ire Thursday after the head of the Catholic Church came to the support of Juan Barros, a bishop accused of covering up sexual abuse. The remarks came at the end of a visit that was intended to ease tensions between the church […]

Source: WorldViews | 20 Jan 2018 | 6:18 am(NZT)

Shirtless Putin takes icy religious plunge, and yes, there are photos

The president appears healthy. Russian leader Vladimir Putin dipped into frigid waters early Friday at a lake in northwestern Russia to mark the Orthodox observance of the Epiphany, which commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. The president arrived for the pre-dawn ceremony flanked by journalists with video cameras and monks holding gold […]

Source: WorldViews | 20 Jan 2018 | 5:48 am(NZT)



France scoffs at Boris Johnson’s plan for bridge across the English Channel

LONDON — As Britain prepares for its departure from the European Union, there has been ample discussion about the building of bridges as Britain finds its new place in the world. And maybe that means building an actual bridge. Britain’s flamboyant foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, sparked a debate about the possibility of a 22-mile bridge […]

Source: WorldViews | 20 Jan 2018 | 4:31 am(NZT)

America’s forever war is expanding. Again.

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. This week, the Trump administration announced that the United States is committing to an extended military presence in Syria. At an event at Stanford University on […]

Source: WorldViews | 19 Jan 2018 | 6:59 pm(NZT)

Sea ice melted. Temperatures soared. And the trend towards a warmer planet has never been clearer.

2017 was once again one of the hottest years on record, ranked as the second-warmest by NASA and third-warmest by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 19 Jan 2018 | 7:19 am(NZT)

Opinion: Americans pay a fearsome price for global warming

Americans are paying a fearsome price for global warming. The federal government's National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration reported earlier this week that the three powerful Atlantic hurricanes of 2017 -- Harvey, Irma and Maria -- cost Americans $265 billion, and massive Western forest fires another $18 billion. Scientists have shown that human-induced climate change has greatly increased the frequency and intensity of such disasters

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 19 Jan 2018 | 6:46 am(NZT)

It snowed in one of the world's hottest places

A substantial amount of snow fell in Ain Sefra, a desert town in Algeria known as the "Gateway to the Sahara," for reportedly the third time in 40 years.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 11 Jan 2018 | 1:43 pm(NZT)

Report: Trump admin scrubbed 'climate change' from websites

The Trump administration has eliminated or replaced references to climate change, renewable energy and similar topics on websites across the federal government, according to a new study released Wednesday by a coalition of academic and nonprofit groups.

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | 11 Jan 2018 | 12:22 am(NZT)

5 ways the world is pulling apart

Source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - World | (NZT)







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