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Magnitude 5.9 earthquake recorded in central Australia - USGS

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A earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9, unusually powerful for Australia, struck the country's desert centre early on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Pirates kidnap 6 Vietnamese sailors off Philippine coast

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 11,2016

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Pirates attacked a Vietnamese cargo ship and kidnapped six of its crew members off the Philippines' Basilan island early Friday, state media and a maritime official said.

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Daly the hero as England recover to beat Wales

person Orange Themes access_time Feb 11,2017

Yahoo News Cardiff (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Elliot Daly's dramatic try four minutes from time saw Grand Slam champions England come from behind to beat Wales 21-16 in a Six Nations international in Cardiff on Saturday.

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Clinton decries rise of fake news in first speech since loss

access_time Dec 09,2016 chat_bubble_outline 46 views

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton decried the rise of fake news as an "epidemic" in her first speech since losing the presidential election last month.

Clinton addressed fake news during a speech for retiring Nevada Sen. Harry Reid at the Capitol Thursday.

Clinton warned that "it's now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences," an apparent reference to an incident involving a gunman who fired multiple shots inside a Washington pizza shop that has become the target of a fake conspiracy story.

Clinton said the issue "is not about politics or partisanship. Lives are at risk. Lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days to do their jobs, contribute to their communities."

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Marijuana Use on the Rise Among Pregnant Women

Marijuana use among pregnant women in the U.S. increased by 62 percent from 2002 to 2014, a new study finds.Researchers found that 3.9 percent of pregnant women reported on a 2014 government survey that they had used marijuana during the past month, up from 2.4 percent who said the same on a 2002 survey, according to the study.Although this 3.9 percent rate "is not high, the increases over time and potential adverse consequences of prenatal marijuana exposure suggest further monitoring and… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Tourism property market picks up

The tourism property market has been hot this year with many new projects and increasing transaction volumes, insiders said. A report from the Ministry of Construction’s Housing and Real Estate Management Department said many new tourism property projects have been on sale since July. In the north they include Vinhomes Dragon Bay Hạ Long in Quang Ninh Province and Sapa Jade Hill in Lao Cai Province. In Phu Quoc alone, there are the Grand World Phu Quoc, Sonasea Golf Estates and Sonasea… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

US Marines send F-35 stealth fighter squadron to Japan

Washington (AFP) - The US Marine Corps said Tuesday it has sent a squadron of F-35B fighters to Japan, marking the first operational overseas deployment for the controversial jet that is under scrutiny from President-elect Donald Trump.The planes' deployment to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni on Honshu Island marks a major milestone for the F-35, which has been bedeviled by technical glitches and soaring cost overruns.With a current development and acquisition price tag already at $379 billion… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

French ex-budget minister sentenced to 3 years

PARIS (AP) — A former French budget minister was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison in one of the biggest political scandals of President Francois Hollande's government.A Paris court found Jerome Cahuzac guilty of tax fraud and money-laundering for hiding his wealth in tax havens around the world.The judges said Cahuzac committed "a criminal offense of an exceptional seriousness, destructive of the social bond," describing a man in "a total loss of his bearings."Cahuzac, a 64-year-old… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Some dino eggs took months to hatch, perhaps leading to extinction: study

{PAGEBREAK} The eggs of nonavian dinosaurs took three to six months to hatch, a long incubation period that could help explain dinosaurs' mass extinction 65 million years ago, according to new research. Findings published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences show that nonavian dinosaur incubation mirrored that of reptiles, a prolonged time before hatching that could have impacted dinosaurs' ability to compete with other animal populations that were breeding faster.… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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