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Asia stocks fall on likely smaller Fed rate cut, crude climbs

Asia stocks fell on Monday as investors scaled back expectations of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve, while heightened Middle East tensions following Iran's seizure of a British tanker lifted crude oil prices.
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Ukranian boxing champion killed by train while checking her phone
An 18-year-old Ukrainian boxing champion was fatally struck by a train as she crossed over a railroad line “wearing headphones and browsing her smartphone,” according to new reports. Amina Bulakh — a member of Ukraine’s youth female boxing team and the bronze medalist at a September European championship in Bulgaria — was walking home from...
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Trump impeachment hearings Day 5: Fiona Hill and David Holmes appear
Fiona Hill and David Holmes appear before the House Intelligence Committee in Day 5 of the Trump impeachment hearings.
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Lawsuit challenges Trump order requiring local sign-off on refugees
A U.S. coalition of refugee resettlement groups will file a lawsuit on Thursday that seeks to block a new Trump administration policy that says refugees can only be resettled if state and local officials agree to accept them.
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Jeremy Corbyn launches most radical Labour manifesto in decades
‘Investment blitz’ to be funded by wealthy and includes tax on energy firms to tackle climate crisisLatest election news - live updatesJeremy Corbyn has launched the most radical Labour manifesto in decades, promising an “investment blitz” that would leave no corner of the UK untouched and welcoming the hostility of billionaires, big business and dodgy landlords.Speaking at an upbeat event at Birmingham City University, where students and activists leaned over balconies adorned with banners setting out Labour’s policies, Corbyn urged the public to vote for “hope” at the general election in three weeks’ time. Continue reading...
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BMW spends billions to secure batteries and drivetrains for its EVs
BMW has announced its plans to make electric variants of all its most popular cars, in addition to high-end EVs like the upcoming all-electric i4 sedan. All of these cars will need batteries, and the company has just inked a deal to secure its supply...
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Stock futures dip after mixed signals on U.S.-China trade
U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Thursday, as mixed signals on trade and a row between Washington and Beijing over the Hong Kong protests fanned concerns about the timing of a deal to end their prolonged tariff dispute.
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Daimler brings SUV to luxury Maybach brand's portfolio
Daimler plans to sell luxury Maybach brand's first sport-utility vehicle, its China chief executive, Hubertus Troska, said on Thursday, joining other luxury brands that offer SUV models to attract customers from China and the United States.
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Celonis raises $290 million for AI-powered process mining at $2.5 billion valuation
Process mining company Celonis raised $290 million to bring its valuation to $2.5 billion. The funding will be used to expand Celonis into automation.
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OneCoin’s ‘lawyer’ allegedly earned $50M for laundering $400M
The lawyer that allegedly laundered funds on behalf of cryptocurrency scam OneCoin reportedly earned $50 million for doing so. United States prosecutors told the jury of the ongoing OneCoin investigation that Mark Scott — the lawyer that ran some of the OneCoin’s accounts — recieved a $50 million fee for laundering $400 million worth of funds, Law360 reports. “It’s staggering,” said prosecutor Nicholas Folly. Scott, who is a former partner at legal firm Locke Lord, is being accused of using a series of fake companies, offshore accounts, and fraudulent schemes to launder the $400 million on Ignatova’s behalf between the… This story continues at The Next Web
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Utility company asks for proof that a $280 million emerald was lost in California wildfire
It's not impossible for an emerald to be valued at $280 million. In 2017, a 794-pound emerald was found in Brazil and valued at $309 million: However, in the ongoing litigation over the 2018 Camp Fire, PG&E has asked for proof that a married couple really lost a $280 million emerald when their home burned down. Their "Beleza Emerald" was described in court documents as a 500-pound "solid block of black schist and quartz with green crystals." Aside from the immense value of the emerald, Market Watch notes a few suspicious factors: While the Camp fire burned hot enough to melt aluminum — which has a melting point of 1,221 degrees Fahrenheit — emeralds start to degrade at temperatures around 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit A Google search found no record of a "Beleza Emerald." According to Realtor.com, the house in question was an 8-bedroom, 4,400-square-foot home in Paradise with an estimated value of $586,000 — raising further doubts that it contained a gem worth more than 477 times the price of the house. In an effort to verify the claim, PG&E has requested proof of ownership such as photos of the emerald, or receipts for security precautions such as temperature control or employment of security personnel. Read the rest
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Backstage WWE and AEW Rumors: Latest on WrestleMania, Marty Scurll and More
The end of the year is upon us which means the rumor mill has begun churning out reports on WWE 's WrestleMania plans, the first of which headlines this week's collection from around the web...
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WWE Survivor Series 2019: Identifying Weak Link for Each Men’s and Women’s T
Survivor Series is the time of year when the WWE brands go to war with each other for bragging rights and to determine which show is the best...
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LG G8X ThinQ Review: Two Screens Come at a Cost
LG's latest phone comes bundled with a screen case, bridging the gap between a smartphone and a foldable.
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What the most Jose Mourinho ending at Tottenham would look like
The quintessential Jose Mourinho experience has a few key elements, beginning with a lot of promises. So, Jose Mourinho is back in English football. This time as the new manager of Tottenham Hotspurs, taking over within a day of Mauricio Pochettino getting sacked. Just as he had quickly succeeded Louis van Gaal at Manchester United. In his first official statement, Mourinho promised the fans: “passion, real passion. Passion for my club, that’s the way that I’ve been all my career, and I want to try, obviously, everything to bring happiness to everyone who loves the club.” “I couldn’t be happier and if I was not as happy as I am, I wouldn’t be here.” Jose Mourinho’s first interview as Head Coach. #THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/v316eMZM6N— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 20, 2019 By now, everyone knows what the Mourinho (usually three-year) cycle at a club looks like. Things start off well. He creates a siege mentality at the club that unifies both the fans and players. He antagonizes members of the press and managerial colleagues, sometimes referees. The team overachieves because of his tactical ability and us-against-the-world attitude. Then the attitude wears on the players, and Mourinho is eventually sacked after a falling out with both the team and the management. The whole process is its own particular, exhilarating and exhausting cycle within a sport that is already emotionally draining. Unless Mourinho has changed dramatically in his time away from management, Spurs are sure to experience all the highs and lows of the man in the next few years. Given that, the interesting question to me, a person who loves chaos, isn’t how the team will handle the Mourinho experience, but what would be the most fun way for his tenure with Spurs to end? The way I see it, it has to start from something small and petty, which then escalates into a full-on explosion, embarrassing both the manager and the club. It should feel like the contents of a fever dream in retrospect. The most perfect possible version of events is one where Mourinho has a falling out with fan and club favorite Son Heung-min, which then leads to the collapse of his project. Imagine this: Mourinho’s first season is going well. He has Tottenham playing better than it did in the last days of Pochettino’s reign. The players seem reinvigorated. Harry Kane is scoring, and miraculously can run again (Mourinho can even fix shattered ankles!). Tanguy Ndombele is excelling and showing his world class qualities. The defense is uncompromising and compact. Spurs don’t concede goals, and win games with such energy and intensity that fans who were skeptical of Mourinho begin to fall in love with him. They finish the season well, and the next season seems promising. The next preseason goes well and the team starts its campaign in great form. Everyone is happy. Mourinho is insulting referees and other managers, and the fans repost the clips all over social media, cheering on their manager. Then a small report comes up one day, maybe right before a Champions League game, that Son was late to training. The reason doesn’t matter. It was an accident, and Son apologizes. Although Mourinho accepts the apology, he drops Son to the bench for the match. Of course, he and his supporters defend the decision by saying it was tactical, and because Son does sometimes come off the bench, that justification will be seen as a valid. But then the next match, Son once again doesn’t play. With the team struggling and needing help scoring goals, the striker doesn’t even make a substitute appearance. Still, there’s not too much concern. Mourinho makes a great case of believing in the players who were on the field. It seems sensible. A few matches pass in which Son never plays more than 10 minutes if he steps onto the field at all. The team’s form begins to decline. Kane and Dele Alli struggle. Son continues not to play. It becomes clear to everyone that there’s something more to this tension than simply tactics. Reports are released, citing anonymous sources, that there’s a power struggle between Son and Mourinho. This perplexes fans and the media alike. How could this be? Son is one of the loveliest human beings. It’s unimaginable he would struggle against Mourinho for power. This confusion will be valid. Son’s problem won’t be that he’s against Mourinho, but that he is the most prominent player who doesn’t buy into the cult of the manager. Mourinho will want everyone to be entirely loyal to him, and Son, wanting to do his best but believing that it’s bizarre to play each game as if it is a battle, will retain his independence. He wants to be happy and enjoy his football, and Mourinho will disdain him for that. The results continue to disappoint. The fans begin chanting for Son during matches, and Mourinho starts to get annoyed at questions about the player in the pre- and post-match conferences. Now he refuses to even put Son on the bench, blaming a mysterious injury. Son, bewildered by the whole saga, casually refutes the injury claims through a small publication, which then infuriates Mourinho even more. The season ends with the team in a worse position than the year before. The next season, the manager asks the club to sell Son and use the money to reinvest in the squad. The club refuses, because Son is still talented and valued at the club. Mourinho sees this as the club choosing the player over him. The club buys some players but they don’t satisfy the manager, who is still unhappy about Son remaining on the team and the fact the club didn’t buy all the players he requested. He begins to make public statements of his displeasure. The results worsen. Fans begin protesting loudly in the stadiums. Mourinho calls them ungrateful and defends his honor by pointing to his achievements. Suddenly, he plays Son again in an effort to win support during the hard times. Son, because he hasn’t played in a long time, doesn’t do well. Mourinho mocks the player and everyone who called for his inclusion after another loss. Son requests a transfer before the window closes, and the club reluctantly obliges. Son leaves thanking everyone but Mourinho. The other players are hurt by the departure and turn on the manager. They start playing badly on purpose to sabotage him. The manager begins to publicly chide his own players. The fanbase divides itself into those who support Mourinho and those who don’t. The fighting becomes so unbearable that the “One Club” song from years ago seems endearing by comparison. The results continue to be negative, and now the lifeless and pragmatic style of play becomes indefensible. It won’t end with a bang, but there will certainly be a great Mourinho press conference in which he exalts himself while pointing out that, before him, the club has never had a true winner at the helm. He will put his trophy record against that of Spurs. He will mock the fans for not knowing how to support someone of his caliber because they have never had anyone like him. He will criticize Daniel Levy for being cheap. And eventually, his antics will become so unbearable that the club will have no choice but to put an end to his reign. Then he will leave with a wonderful severance package. A few months later, an in-depth interview with Son will reveal the pettiness of Mourinho through their difficulties, and make it clear that the manager was trying to make an example of the player. Son’s words will be filled with regret. That regret will make fans even more angry at how he was pushed out of the club. Tottenham will spend the next few years going from one manager to another, trying to undo the damage done by Mourinho’s time there. And then Mourinho will be back on TV, giving great and nuanced match analysis, while casually mocking the stature of the club he was just fired from, joking that he had done them a favor by taking on the job. Then he will spend the next few months advertising himself for a new job, and one day another masochistic club will inevitably offer him incredible amounts of money for the bittersweet experience. And he’ll take the job, with a promise of “passion, real passion.”
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The 20 fastest-disappearing jobs in America
Oli Scarff/Getty Every two years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases employment projections for the United States over the next decade. Using those projections, we found the 20 jobs that are expected to have the biggest percent declines in employment between 2018 and 2028. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Postal workers, locomotive firers, and typists are all occupations that may be on their way out. Every two years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases employment projections for the United States. These estimate how many people are likely to be employed in various jobs over the next decade. The most recently released projections cover how employment is expected to change between 2018 and 2028. Using the BLS projections, we found the 20 jobs that are expected to have the largest percent declines in the number of people employed over that decade. Here are the 20 fastest-disappearing jobs in the US, along with their median annual pay as of May 2018 and descriptions of what the occupations entail from the Department of Labor's O*NET occupational database:20. Prepress technicians and workers: Employment is projected to fall from 29,900 in 2018 to 23,700 in 2028, a 20.8% drop. Fun Fun Photo/Shutterstock Median annual salary in 2018: $40,410 What they do, according to O*NET: Format text and images submitted by clients into pages that can be printed. 19. Legal secretaries: Employment is projected to fall from 180,100 in 2018 to 142,500 in 2028, a 20.9% drop. VP Photo Studio Median annual salary in 2018: $46,360 What they do, according to O*NET: Perform secretarial duties for legal services. 18. Textile, garment, and related material pressers: Employment is projected to fall from 39,900 in 2018 to 31,400 in 2028, a 21.2% drop. U.S. Navy/Wikipedia Commons Median annual salary in 2018: $23,350 What they do, according to O*NET: Press or shape clothing or other textile articles. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The 20 most popular jobs of 201910 fears you need to let go of to move forward in your life5 ways to put a little more money in your pocket starting todaySEE ALSO: The 20 most popular jobs of 2019
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7 ways the best bosses make time for their employees
Steve Debenport/Getty Images A standout leader will give their time when their team needs it most. This doesn't mean be freewheeling with your time to the point that you can't effectively do your job — there are seven specific occasions when you should opt to attend to your employees. Helping an employee shine by preparing them for a big meeting is one instance where a leader should create time in their schedule. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There are many ways leaders can work to set themselves apart. Many require high levels of skill, like setting a vision, being a great strategic thinker, or being a brilliant executor. But the most powerful way leaders can set themselves apart is something that literally anyone can do. Give their time when their people need it most. I made this a core value of mine in my corporate days and it paid off with organizations that consistently scored among the highest in the company for feeling motivated.  Of course, this doesn't mean be freewheeling with your time to the point that you can't effectively do your job. There's a time and a place to make space with your time. I've learned over a three-decade career the moments in time your time's most appreciated. Make yourself available for these seven occasions, and your leadership lore will surely elevate.1. Take the time to waste a moment Luis Alvarez/Getty Images Stop by their desk every now and then or catch them in the hall just to say "hi," see how they're doing, or for a bit of small talk. It's actually not wasted time, it's time you're taking to connect that says you care. I'm not saying make a habit of interrupting people and their productivity. You'll know when it feels right to just share a human moment. 2. Take the time to teach in teachable moments David Keyton/AP Images Sure, coaching should happen in your one-on-one sessions, but even more powerful is to coach during teachable moments. For example, pull them aside after a big meeting they presented at to tell them what worked and what needed improvement. Coach them when you see gaps in their preparation or thinking, when they fall short on a risk taken, when they lose their temper or make excuses, when they're seeing things from just their side during a conflict or tension, or when they're not aware of the perception or impression they're leaving. 3. Take the time to appreciate them in the spaces in between Bill Boyce/AP Images When leaders take the time to reward and recognize their employees at important moments, that's good. But great is when leaders let employees know in the quiet moments in between just how valued they are. I liked to find a quiet day at work and stop by an employee's desk, pull them into my office, and take five minutes to tell them why I valued them so much. Nothing in particular triggered my overture, which made it even more powerful. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:8 not-so-obvious signs you're in a toxic workplace and need to make a change — or get out10 signs an employee is in the wrong role and could be on the verge of quittingAdam Grant says that focusing on kindness rather than achievements can lead to more caring and successful childrenSEE ALSO: 11 personality traits you probably didn't know are hurting your business
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NFL TV Schedule 2019: Week 12 Live Stream, TV Coverage Map and Game Times
Highlighted by an NFC showdown between the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night, Week 12 is loaded with enticing matchups for the national NFL audience...
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The Crown May Be PR for Royals, but We Love It Anyway
The Crown still shines with Season 3.
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UK's Corbyn says Labour will consider student debt relief
Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday he would look at ways to help those who have already incurred large debts from university tuition fees, and would not sell off student loans to private companies.
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Ray Dalio says the global economy is heading for a 'great sag'
Ray Dalio doesn't want to use the word "recession" when talking about the global economy. But he does believe it is headed for what he dubbed the "Great Sag."
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BVB 2025: Borussia Dortmund's Plans to Future-Proof Their Transfer Tactics
It is a grey morning in Dortmund. Autumnal rain falls from the sky, orange leaf mulch coats the slick pavements and the wheels of the vehicles thundering past on the Rheinlanddamm send spray fizzing into the air...
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READ: Fiona Hill's opening remarks at impeachment hearing
Fiona Hill's opening remarks on Thursday at impeachment hearing.
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New lung injury may be linked to vaping
Doctors diagnosed a 17-year-old in Canada with "popcorn worker's lung" when he nearly died after vaping THC and flavored e-cigarettes for five months
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Attorneys for Epstein victims say Prince Andrew could face depositions, trial
Britain's Prince Andrew stepped down from public duties on Wednesday, saying the controversy surrounding his association with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein had caused major disruption to the royal family's work. This follows his interview with the BBC in which he expressed little remorse over his relationship with Epstein or his alleged victims. A mounting list of organizations have cut ties with him. Imtiaz Tyab reports.
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Mark Zuckerberg had dinner with Trump, but Facebook wants you to know it's no biggie
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, the social media company that's been under scrutiny for possibly allowing fake news to influence the 2016 U.S. general election (the same very close election that Donald Trump won), had a previously undisclosed dinner with the president of the United States, it has been revealed. According to NBC News, the dinner also included Facebook board member Peter Thiel and took place at the White House in October. That was just after Zuckerberg testified before Congress on Libra, a cryptocurrency platform and stablecoin that Facebook and partners aim to launch next year.  Read more...More about Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, Tech, and Politics
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Two key witnesses expected to add to growing evidence in Trump inquiry
Appearances from Fiona Hill and David Holmes come after Gordon Sondland’s bombshell testimony on existence of a quid pro quoThe impeachment inquiry will hear from two further key witnesses on Thursday, who are expected to add to the growing evidence that the Trump administration may have pressured Ukraine for political gains.The appearance of the officials comes after Wednesday’s bombshell testimony by Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the EU, on the existence of a quid pro quo with Ukraine in exchange for politically motivated investigations of Donald Trump’s rivals. Continue reading...
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Isolated band of protesters holds out on trashed Hong Kong campus
Inside the increasingly empty and trashed campus of a Hong Kong university only a handful of activists held out on Thursday as they desperately searched for ways to escape or hide while squads of police encircled the grounds.
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China Demands President Trump Veto Hong Kong Human Rights Bill Overwhelmingly Approved by Congress
(BEIJING) — China on Thursday demanded President Donald Trump veto legislation aimed at supporting human rights in Hong Kong and renewed a threat to take “strong countermeasures” if the bills become law. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act undermined both China’s interests and those of the U.S.…
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Nebraska the first state to help Trump's quest for citizenship data
After the president's plan for a Census citizenship question failed, he asked states to share their driver's license records
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Impeachment Inquiry Updates: Fiona Hill and David Holmes to Testify
The former top Europe and Russia expert at the National Security Council is expected to testify about grave concerns inside the White House about the Ukraine pressure campaign.
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Fox News has filed a trademark for "OK Boomer" — and they're not the first ones to do it
Rupert Murdoch has never met an irrational fear of the Boomer set that he couldn't exploit for cash. Which is why Fox News filed a trademark for "OK Boomer" earlier this month, just weeks after the current media meme trend of the term took off. FOX has filed a trademark application for "OK BOOMER." The media giant filed the application on November 11th. According to the filing, FOX intends to launch a reality, comedy and/or game show called OK BOOMER. My full breakdown
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Bitcoin plunges below $8,000 after 7 straight days of declines
Reuters Bitcoin plunged below $8,000 on Thursday, hitting its lowest level in nearly a month. The biggest cryptocurrency has dropped for seven straight days as investors funneled money into stocks, bonds, gold, and other assets. "The downward pressure is being caused by a divergence of investment strategy across all asset classes, which has created indecision and cautiousness," Luna CEO Marcus Swanepoel wrote in a note this week. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bitcoin plunged below $8,000 on Thursday, hitting its lowest level in nearly a month. The biggest cryptocurrency has dropped for seven straight days as investors have funneled money into mainstream assets.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A big-money investor in juggernauts like Facebook and Netflix breaks down the '3rd wave' firms that are leading the next round of tech disruptionSee Also:Trump reportedly shelved a ban on flavored e-cigarettes to avoid angering votersTrump hails 'cash' coming from US aid package to farmers caught in the China trade war's crosshairs'An overextended market losing its engines': A notorious bear says tons of red flags are piling up around stocks — and doubles down on his call for a 65% plunge
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Correction officer reportedly attacked on Rikers Island
A correction officer was bashed on the head during an attempted stabbing at Rikers Island early Thursday, according to a report. The officer was hit with a wooden object, the president of the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, Elias Husamudeen, told WPIX. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said. Additional details about...
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Bushfires and beaujolais: Thursday's top photos
The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world Continue reading...
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Man who filmed killing of Syrian identified as Russian mercenary
Russian who filmed prisoner being tortured to death worked for firm with links to KremlinA Russian-speaking man who filmed the torture and killing of a prisoner in Syria has been identified as a member of Wagner, a Russian private military company with ties to the Kremlin that has aggressively expanded into the Middle East and Africa in recent years.The video, which appears to have been taken in 2017, showed several men in military-style clothing beating a prisoner with a sledgehammer, then beheading him, amputating his arms with a sapper’s trowel and setting his body on fire using gasoline or another accelerant. Continue reading...
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Prince Andrew didn’t step back from royal duties – Queen Elizabeth ‘fired’ him
Prince Andrew didn’t step down from royal duties — he was fired by his mom, Queen Elizabeth II, according to reports in the UK. “The Queen summoned the Duke to Buckingham Palace to tell him her decision,” one of Andrew’s friends told The Sun of the Duke of York’s downfall that royal experts have called...
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Iran begins reconnecting internet after shutdown over protests
Iran on Thursday began restoring internet access in the capital Tehran and a number of provinces, local news agencies and residents said, after a days-long nationwide shutdown meant to help stifle unrest over fuel price hikes.
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New video shows moments before toddler fell to her death on cruise ship
New surveillance video shown to CBS News reveals the final moments before an 18-month-old girl fell to her death off a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. Chloe Wiegand was being held by her grandfather Salvatore Anello while the ship was docked in Puerto Rico in July. Prosecutors have charged him with negligent homicide. David Begnaud reports on what the video shows.
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'Flush it down the toilet:' Golden State Warriors coach reacts to heaviest defeat in almost 50 years
It's fair to say Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr wasn't impressed by his team's humiliating 142-94 loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Wednesday.
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Alan Moore drops anarchism to champion Labour against Tory 'parasites'
Comics legend, who has voted only once in his life, makes passionate appeal to help defeat ‘rapacious’ rightwing party in general electionHe may be an anarchist who has voted only once in his life, but the comics legend Alan Moore is calling on his fans to oppose the “rapacious, smirking rightwing parasites” currently in government and join him in voting Labour.UK voters may find choosing between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn unappealing, but the comics legend is in no doubt, declaring “some leaders are so unbelievably malevolent and catastrophic that they must be strenuously opposed by any means available”. Continue reading...
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West Ham and Aston Villa interested in signing free agent Nicolás Gaitán
• Sheffield United also in frame for 31-year-old winger• Gaitán’s contract at Chicago Fore expires in DecemberNicolás Gaitán could be on his way to the Premier League in January, with West Ham, Aston Villa and Sheffield United interested in signing the former Argentina winger on a two-year deal.The 31-year-old is available on a free transfer with his contract at MLS side Chicago Fire due to expire at the end of December. Gaitán, who was perennially linked with a move to Manchester United during his spell at Benfica, has an option to remain in the United States for another year but is understood to favour a return to Europe. He spent the previous season at Chinese side Dalian Yifang. Continue reading...
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How a cop stalled his child sex abuse trial for decades
Retired cop Leonard Forte said he couldn't be tried for the rape of a 12-year-old because he was dying. That was in 1995. He's still alive and free.       
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These Flashes of Paul George-Kawhi Leonard Brilliance Should Scare the NBA
If one of the markers of great showmanship is to always leave the audience wanting more, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George succeeded in their debut performance...
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Walmart is reportedly opening 500 stores in China, doubling its store count
AP/ Elizabeth Dalziel Walmart reportedly has plans to open 500 new stores in China in the next five to seven years. The news was first reported by Chinese newspaper, China Daily, and later followed up by CNN to include additional details.  According to China Daily, the new locations will include a mix of smaller stores and supercenters as well as warehouses to fulfill online orders. Walmart first opened its doors in China in 1996 and has since grown to have 433 stores there.  Sign up for Business Insider's retail newsletter, The Drive-Thru, to get more stories like this in your inbox.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Walmart reportedly has plans to double its store count in China, opening 500 new stores in the next five to seven years. The news was first reported by Chinese newspaper, China Daily, followed up with additional details by CNN. A spokesperson for Walmart was not immediately available to comment when contacted by Business Insider. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Applebee's made the best comeback of 2018. Here's how the restaurant chain turned around.See Also:Walmart employees in El Paso, including one who saved dozens in mass shooting, are back at work after the store reopensWalmart hired off-duty police officers at its El Paso locations ahead of reopening the store where 22 people were killed in a mass shootingWalmart will start Black Friday on Thanksgiving DaySEE ALSO: If you bought anything from these 19 companies recently, your data may have been stolen
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Former Disney star Brenda Song says she was 'not Asian enough' for 'Crazy Rich Asians,' director responds
Brenda Song revealed to Teen Vogue she was denied an audition for "Crazy Rich Asians" because her "image was basically not Asian enough."       
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Dems unite against POTUS, spar over qualifications for WH
The 10 Democratic presidential candidates on the debate stage in Atlanta Wednesday night were in agreement over the House impeachment inquiry, but sparred over issues like paid family leave, abortion rights and voter suppression. Ed O'Keefe reports on the fiery and sometimes contentious debate.
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José Mourinho faces media for the first time as Tottenham manager – live!
New Spurs manager to be quizzed on replacing PochettinoMourinho told Tottenham have no money to spend in January Feel free to email Will or tweet @Will_Unwin 12.35pm GMT Get in the mood for Mourinho with everything he needs to do at Spurs ... Related: José Mourinho at Tottenham: the winners, losers and potential signings 12.15pm GMT Welcome one and all. José Mourinho is the new Tottenham boss, while Mauricio Pochettino is left to lick some wounds and ponder his next move. Mourinho is the man of now and the next four years, supposedly. Today he will respond to the why, what and who in terms of Tottenham but he knows the ultimate answer will come on the pitch over the coming months. Continue reading...
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Secret Service stops suspicious vehicle trying to get into White House complex
The unauthorized vehicle tried to get into the White House complex by following an authorized vehicle, the Secret Service said.
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