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Cook 117, South Africa leads Sri Lanka by 432 in 1st test

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 28,2016

Yahoo News PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) — Opener Stephen Cook made his second century in two tests and South Africa built a hefty 432-run lead over Sri Lanka by the end of Day 3 of the first test on Wednesday.

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Why Fewer Americans Say They Want to Lose Weight

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 23,2016

The reason for the findings is not clear, but Gallup also found that Americans' perception of their ideal weight is changing. Americans surveyed in the 1990s said that their ideal weight was 153 lbs., on average. "The benchmark for their ideal

Image : Afghan cave dwellers brace against a shifting landscape

Afghan cave dwellers brace against a shifting landscape

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 19,2016

BAMIYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Marzia and her husband Qadeer thought themselves lucky when they moved into a 1,700-year-old Buddhist cave hand-carved into the side of a mountain in Afghanistan's central highlands — it was clean and dry, warm in the

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Mountainous village attracts visitors to northern province

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Mountainous village attracts visitors to northern province

Pom Coọng Village in Mai Châu District is a must-see for travellers to the northern province of Hoà Bình. — Photo
Viet Nam News

A village populated by the Thai ethnic minority, Pom Coọng in Mai Châu District is a must-see for travellers to the northern province of Hoà Bình.

There are 70 stilt houses in the village.

Many people here stick to their traditional vocation of making brocade while others help entertain tourists by performing traditional music or serving local specialties made from pork and chicken.

Visitors to Pom Coọng can stay in the stilt houses and rent motorbikes to explore the region. — VNS

India says efforts on to free priest abducted in Yemen

New Delhi (AFP) - India said Tuesday it will "spare no effort" to secure the release of a priest kidnapped in Yemen, after video footage showing him pleading for help was circulated on social media.Indian priest Thomas Uzhunnalil was abducted during a deadly attack by Islamist militants on a care home operated by the Missionaries of Charity group in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden in March.The five-minute video, the provenance of which is unknown, shows him appealing to Indian Prime… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

WHY IT MATTERS: America and the World

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: How should America use its influence in a world where being a superpower doesn't get you what it once did? As instability and human tragedy in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria have shown, the U.S. alone cannot impose solutions or force the surrender of adversaries like the Islamic State group, which cannot be deterred by the threat of nuclear attack.___WHERE THEY STANDDonald Trump says his approach is defined by the phrase "America First." He says, for example,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vincom hits back at MVP over Platinum cinema closure dispute

MVP earlier accused the Vingroup subsidiary of sealing up its leased grounds and assets outside office hours on March 1 without the presence of its authorised representatives or any public officers, forcing the company to close its cinemas the following day. The Indonesian company also accused Vincom Retail of directing mall guards and managers to block MVP’s access to its legally owned properties. However Vincom Retail responded that it had repeatedly requested MVP to relocate its assets and… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

What Trump's intellligence-sharing with Russia may have cost the US

President Trump’s disclosure to Russian officials of sensitive intelligence provided by a US partner in the fight against the Islamic State threatens to put a chill on one of Mr. Trump’s priorities – the global effort to defeat Islamist terrorism.That’s because counterterrorism work depends on a high level of trust among partner nations, international security experts say. The partners rely on each other to use the highly sensitive information, which sources may have risked their lives to… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Concerns over dumping Obamacare growing among GOP lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are increasingly jittery over rushing to demolish much of President Barack Obama's health care law without having a GOP alternative that's ready to go.While nothing about revamping the nation's $3 trillion-a-year health care system will be easy, Republican leaders want congressional committees to have legislation dismantling much of Obama's overhaul ready by late January. They're hoping Congress can quickly send a measure to incoming President Donald Trump phasing… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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