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Sudan’s newly appointed prime minister has arrived in Egypt, in the first leg of his tour that will take him to France before heading to the UN General Assembly
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Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong drops multiple F-bombs during NHL All-Star gig
Rocker Billie Joe Armstrong may have brought new meaning to the term "American idiot" on Saturday night.
Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes is NFL’s best player — and his time is now
A famous George Bernard Shaw quote applies to how Patrick Mahomes plays quarterback: “You see things, and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were, and I say, ‘Why not?’ ” All Super Bowl 2020 eyes will be on the swashbuckling young Mahomes. He is either a symbol of Coach Darwin’s theory of evolution,...
“Take her out!” Trump tells Giuliani pals of ambassador in new recording
A recording released Saturday appears to confirm reports that President Trump met with both Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas, donors he has claimed he didn’t know and told them to “take out” then-US Ambassador to Ukrainian Marie Yovanovitch. The recording, made public Saturday, was from a 2018 dinner Trump had with the two pals of...
A third case of coronavirus is confirmed in the US as China struggles to contain outbreak
A new case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Southern California, making it the third person to test positive in the United States as the fast-moving virus spreads worldwide.
Deroy Murdock: Claims that Trump is anti-Semitic are lies – He is a true friend of the Jewish people
President Trump has an outstanding record of deep friendship and respect for the Jewish people and the Jewish state of Israel. He has repeatedly condemned and fought against anti-Semitism.
Secret cameras, hacking passwords, Facebook after death and more: Tech Q&A
Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about tech concerns, new products, and all things digital.
Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener review – bullies, greed and sexism in Silicon Valley
This closely observed account of everyday life in the tech capital reminds us to be wary of all those boy geniusesI sometimes wonder, having studied engineering at university, whether I should have headed for California to pan for digital gold, working as a coder for one of Silicon Valley’s tech giants or trying my luck at an overvalued startup with employee share options. Anna Wiener’s book is a reassuring reminder that, had I gone, I probably would have hated it.Uncanny Valley is a memoir with few revelations for those who have had contact with the technology industry. Even people familiar with it only through media coverage will already recognise Silicon Valley as a world of young men (and it has to be said, a few women) who have had their egos massaged perhaps a little too hard and a little too long. Their stories of failure and greed, sexual harassment and bullying, toxic cultures fomented by bloated valuations of firms that turn out to be built on thin air, have become our generation’s cautionary tales. And that’s to say nothing of Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Continue reading...
Your pictures: share your photos on the theme of ‘heart’
Wherever you are in the world, this week we’d like to see your pictures on the theme ‘heart’The next theme for our weekly photography assignment, published in print in the Observer New Review is ‘heart’.Share your photos of what heart means to you – and tell us about your image in the description box. Continue reading...
Seven months detained: seven-year-old is longest-held child migrant in US
Maddie Hernandez and her father, Emerson, fled crime in Guatemala. After months, her parents says she has changedEmerson Hernandez and his daughter Maddie have withstood hunger and thirst.They’ve been dumped in a threatening border city in Mexico, a foreign country with nowhere to shelter. And, for seven months, they’ve been locked up at what critics call a “baby jail”. Continue reading...
How scammers take advantage of stressed-out taxpayers
Panic creates a perfect hunting ground for fraudsters when the self-assessment tax deadline loomsAs the self-assessment tax return deadline looms this week, the pressure is on for millions of self-employed workers and business owners. Getting the paperwork in on time is an annual headache – and that pressure may make them more susceptible to scams.In the last year, HMRC has received 900,000 reports of suspicious phone calls, texts and emails – most promising tax rebates. And they are becoming more sophisticated and increasingly convincing. Continue reading...
China virus ability to spread getting stronger
The ability of the coronavirus to spread is getting stronger and infections could continue to rise, China's National Health Commission said on Sunday, with more than 2,000 people globally infected and 56 in China killed by the disease.
U.S. registers third coronavirus case: health officials
A third case of the new coronavirus has been registered in the United States, in Orange County, California, the county's health agency said.
Knicks fans will get first crack at Kyrie Irving since he joined Nets
It was less than a year ago that Kyrie Irving entered Madison Square Garden wearing an opposing jersey and was showered with love from Knicks fans. “We want Kyrie,” they chanted last February as Irving led the Celtics to a win over the Knicks. Sunday, the Garden will finally get Kyrie, albeit in a Nets...
'SNL': Trumps lawyer goes to hell
"Saturday Night Live" featured President Donald Trump's attorney Alan Dershowitz, played by former cast member Jon Lovitz, visiting hell.
Russell Simmons assault doc stuns at Sundance, but survivors brace for 'fight' ahead
"On the Record," a documentary that details sexual assault allegations against mogul Russell Simmons, received a rapturous response on Sundance as the subjects see their stories told.
Coronavirus “whistleblower” nurse says China has 90,000 sick
The Coronavirus now has a whistleblower — a nurse in Wuhan who insists in a shocking online video that close to 90,000 people in China have the disease, far more than the 1,975 reported by officials. “I am in the area where the coronavirus started,” her video begins. Wuhan is the epicenter of the outbreak....
Jon Lovitz and Adam Driver Play Alan Dershowitz and Jeffrey Epstein as Saturday Night Live Visits Hell
Kate McKinnon, resplendent in pompadour and horns, plays Satan.
Beach huts or beauty spot? Battle rages over Loch Long plan
Residents opposing a new development fear Scotland is becoming a Klondyke for wealthy property speculatorsEven by the aesthetic standards of some rural property developments, the one planned at Loch Long in Argyll and Bute is startlingly nondescript. The site is accessed through virgin woodlands which provide shelter to endangered and protected species, including European long-eared bats, pine martens and tawny owls. This brings you out to the shoreline and a stunning vision across one of Scotland’s grandest sea lochs that hasn’t changed with the passing of aeons and is a designated area of panoramic quality.The tiny hamlet of Portincaple, which sits alongside Loch Long, is facing the prospect of seeing its population of 120 doubled by a luxury housing and hotel project described by local people as “an aggressive major development”. Continue reading...
Rescuers pull dozens from rubble as Turkey quake death toll hits 31
Rescue teams working through the night in sub-zero temperatures pulled 45 people from collapsed buildings, Turkey's disaster authority said on Sunday, as the death toll from a powerful earthquake in the country's east rose to 31.
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Jacob deGrom not running away from third straight Cy Young talk
The Mets’ soft-spoken ace can’t hide his hard desire to add to his trophy case. Jacob deGrom, the winner of two straight National League Cy Young Awards, showed up at Citi Field on Saturday to participate in the Mets’ FanFest. Though he did his duty in answering reporters’ questions about the Mets’ manager shuffle that...
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How to grow a chilli with your kind of kick
Bring on some warmth by sowing chillis. There are hundreds of varieties and strengths, and decorative ones, tooThe first signs of spring might well be weeks, if not months, away, so for those impatient for warmer days ahead there is one summer crop you can get sowing right now: chillies.Despite having grown up in southeast Asia, where we can eat chillies three times a day, it wasn’t until I moved to the UK that I really became fascinated by the enormous array of weird and wonderful varieties out there, especially from small, indie growers. With literally hundreds of varieties, in an almost infinite variety of flavour, use and spice-level, I believe there must be a chilli for everyone – even people who think they don’t like chillies! So here’s my rundown of niche varieties you will never be able to buy in stores. Continue reading...
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How is the most unpopular and divisive president on his way to a second term?
Donald Trump has been campaigning since his inauguration with a lethal blend of rollicking rallies and rigorous data-gatheringLong after nightfall, an exultant Donald Trump takes the stage in a hotel ballroom, punching the air in front of giant TV screens. A delirious crowd is wearing “Keep America Great” caps and chanting “USA! USA!” These are the early hours of 4 November 2020 and lightning has just struck twice: Trump has won a second term.For millions of people outside America, the notion of Trump’s re-election might seem hard to believe. How could one of the most unpopular and divisive presidents in the country’s history, impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors and reeling from one self-inflicted crisis to another, possibly win the White House again? Continue reading...
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Pompeo blasts 'shameful' NPR reporter, claims she broke agreement reached before interview
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded Saturday following media reports that said he scolded an NPR reporter after they sat for an interview -- one that Pompeo claimed afterward had strayed from an agreement he had reached with the journalist.
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China says virus's ability to spread getting stronger
China's National Health Commission Minister Ma Xiaowei said on Sunday the transmission ability of the coronavirus behind an outbreak that has killed 56 people so far is getting stronger and that the number of infections could continue to rise.
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Buttigieg is a scholar and a war veteran … but is the US ready for a gay president?
At Iowa rallies in the last week before the caucus, some fear the Indiana mayor’s sexuality will make him a risky choice as the Democratic candidate who can beat TrumpJerry Pinneke is backing Pete Buttigieg for president despite himself. The retired engineer, who worked in the US, Brazil and the UK, likes the Indiana mayor’s youth, is impressed by his ability to speak eight languages, including Norwegian and Dari, and calls him a natural leader. But he has had to set one issue aside.“I’m a homophobe,” said Pinneke after attending a Buttigieg rally in Ankeny, Iowa, as campaigning in the first vote to select the Democratic presidential candidate heads into the final stretch before the state’s caucus on 3 February. “I get around gay people, that isn’t the world that I grew up in and it bothers me.” Continue reading...
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Op-Ed: My dad the sperm donor wanted to remain anonymous. That's almost not an option anymore
As the offspring of an anonymous donor, my desire to know my history should come before his desire to keep his identity secret. DNA testing and changing laws will soon make anonymous donations obsolete anyway.
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Simone Lia on ways to say goodbye
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60 miles from college: Lack of education, a way out of poverty, could 'kill rural America'
More than 5 million Americans live in education deserts, lacking any college within a 30-minute drive. Few students go away to college, and poverty persists.       
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Por coronavirus, sacarán a estadounidenses de ciudad china
Será un vuelo directo a San Francisco, pero avisan: Habrá capacidad limitada para transportar a los ciudadanos
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Cris Cyborg reflects on historic fourth major championship won at Bellator 238: 'I feel blessed'
After making MMA history, Cris Cyborg took a little time to reflect on what she's achieved in the sport.        Related StoriesBellator 238 results: Cris Cyborg finishes Julia Budd, captures fourth promotional titleTwitter reacts to Cris Cyborg's title-winning TKO of Julia Budd at Bellator 238Bellator 238 results: Darrion Caldwell submits Adam Borics, advances in grand prix 
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Kenny Atkinson pushes right buttons in Nets’ lineup shuffle
DETROIT — With the Nets coming into Detroit on a five-game losing skid, Kenny Atkinson brought Spencer Dinwiddie off the bench for the first time in well over two months. And it worked like a charm in a slum-busting 121-111 overtime win over the Pistons on Saturday. Garrett Temple started next to Kyrie Irving, instead...
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Why NFL once doubted Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes
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Farewell Europe: the long road to Brexit
The Observer’s political editor has reported on Britain’s place in the EU for more than 30 years. Here he charts the key moments in a stormy relationship and the missed chances to save it from destructionLast week, with the end of the UK’s 47-year membership of the club of European nations just days away, I looked back at some newspaper cuttings from my time as a Brussels correspondent. A picture of worried-looking farmers eyeing up their cattle at a market in Banbury stared out alongside banner headlines. “British beef banned in Europe. Cattle prices fall. School meals hit. EU ‘rules’ broken.” Among the many crises in British relations with the EU down the years – from Margaret Thatcher’s bust-up over the European budget in the early 1980s to the UK’s exit from the ERM in 1992 – the beef war between London and Brussels ranks among the biggest.It was 29 March, 1996, and the European commission had just announced a worldwide ban on the export of British beef. The EU’s executive opted for decisive action after the Tory government admitted there could be a link between “mad cow” disease and the mutant strain of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease which could kill humans. I had been in Brussels less than three months. It was a huge story, and reading through articles I had written at the time, it felt like yesterday. But what was most striking, as my mind fixed again on events of 24 years ago, was how relevant that one prolonged and tortuous episode seemed today, in the context of Brexit. Continue reading...
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Cyborg snags Bellator title in historic debut win over Budd
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Cris “Cyborg” Justino won the Bellator featherweight championship Saturday night, becoming the first fighter to claim title belts in four major MMA organizations with a fourth-round stoppage of Julia Budd at Bellator 238. In her Bellator debut after seven bouts and three-plus years with the UFC, Justino (22-2) ended Budd’s eight-year winning...
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The sorry tale of Saracens still leaves questions hanging in the air
The Premiership report may have been leaked but we are in the dark about the men in blackThere is nothing like a salary-cap crisis for holding the mirror up to each and every one of us. In a not-dissimilar effect to that of Brexit, our opinions on the matter, trenchant and polarised, reveal more about what we want to be true than what we know. Because what any of us knows is next to nothing. Related: Premiership Rugby are from Mars and Saracens are from Venus | Robert Kitson Continue reading...
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'Physically assaulted by a teacher': 6-year-old boy's family demands answers
A 6-year-old child was allegedly grabbed by the neck and thrown to the floor by his own teacher in the middle of the day at school and now his family is demanding answers
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Making her Bellator debut, Cris Cyborg stops Julia Budd in the fourth round
The Brazilian fighter Cris Cyborg defeated featherweight champion Julia Budd by TKO at the Forum to add a fourth MMA title belt to her collection.
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The backlash against Meghan and Stormzy shows Britain is in denial about racism
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan began a new life in Canada last week, having stepped down as senior royals and left the UK. The couple's departure has forced a heated debate on a problem that many say the country is failing to face up to: racism.
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Cultivar su propio apio es más fácil de lo que cree
¿Quién sabía que el apio, el último elemento que queda en cada plato de verduras, se convertiría en una estrella del bienestar?
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'Saturday Night Live': Kylo Ren checks back in with 'Undercover Boss'
Kylo Ren's second appearance on "Undercover Boss" went about as well as his first. But this time, he made four new friends and only killed one.      
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Coco Gauff falls to fellow American Sofia Kenin at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia — Coco Gauff’s latest history-making Grand Slam run at age 15 ended with a 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-0 loss in the Australian Open’s fourth round to Sofia Kenin on Sunday. Like Gauff, Kenin is a young — although, at 21, not quite as young — American and she reached her first major quarterfinal...
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Cyborg: Yo era una esclava en UFC, no era feliz allá
La brasileña Cris Cyborg señaló que UFC, en donde peleaba antes de Bellator, no le dio la importancia que ella se merecía
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Unfree Speech by Joshua Wong review – a call to arms for the Snapchat generation
The Hong Kong protests leader, a veteran activist at just 23, on his extraordinary decade – and what comes nextI don’t know if it counts as a demographic anomaly or a new world order, but our social media decade has seen the emergence of teenage political changemakers – the guerrilla wing of influencer culture. While Greta Thunberg may have become the most recognisable of these adolescent activists, the model was established by Joshua Wong, who at the age of 14 engineered a rare political climbdown by the Hong Kong government, and by 17 was on the cover of Time magazine as “the Face of Protest”.Wong, now 23, and having spent many months in prisons and detention centres, is the gnarled veteran leader of the “umbrella movement” against creeping Chinese authoritarianism. In a blurb to this book Thunberg describes him as “the future that has already come”. Wong’s story is not unlike Thunberg’s to the extent that a stubborn school-based protest that might have once been confined to the human-interest pages of the local newspaper quickly became first a national and then a global concern. Continue reading...
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10 of the UK’s best vineyard and distillery stays
Rooms with a brew: vineyards, breweries and distilleries where you can raise a glass and spend the night in a hotel or cottageIn the new wine heartlands of the South Downs, this 600-acre estate was started in 2010 and the first vintage of its Sussex sparkling wine arrived in 2018. With a tasting room and restaurant, staying here is a Napa Valley-style experience. There are also 10 en-suite rooms in the restored flint barns, including some with bunks, and prices are reasonable. A posh hostel vibe is at play here, with high thread counts and packed lunches, plus another – more casual – restaurant at the weekend, serving set meals. • Doubles from £100, Continue reading...
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The big picture: Mick Jagger, the world's least likely wallflower
Tony Curtis and Madonna leave the Rolling Stone in the corner in Dafydd Jones’s photograph, taken at Vanity Fair’s 1997 Oscars partyDafydd Jones got his break as a photographer by capturing the excesses of the “bright young things” at Oxford in the 1980s – a decadent cast that included Hugh Grant and Nigella Lawson and prime ministers Cameron and Johnson. As a result, he was hired by Tina Brown as Tatler’s society photographer, with an insider’s eye for the edge between observation and satire. When Brown moved to New York in 1984 to edit Vanity Fair, Jones moved too, in 1988.Nearly a decade later, in 1997, he was sent to photograph Vanity Fair’s annual Oscars bash by Brown’s successor as editor, Graydon Carter. He was struggling to find a good image until he noticed Mick Jagger sitting by himself looking bored, the world’s least likely wallflower. “Madonna crossed the room and sat down next to him,” Jones recalls. “She started talking and he became quite animated. Then Tony Curtis came along and sat down at the same table on the other side and started monopolising Madonna. Jagger was on his own again and looked miserable.” Continue reading...
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"48 Hours Live to Tell:" Murder on Prom Night
A survivor deals with the trauma after her stepbrother is convicted of killing her family in order to go to the prom. CBS News' Jim Axelrod reports.
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WRAPUP 3-Coronavirus deaths hit 56; China bans wildlife trade
More than 2,000 people have been infected with a new coronavirus, the vast majority in China where 56 people have died from it, and the United States said it will evacuate some of its citizens from the city at the centre of the outbreak.
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Sam Mendes wins DGA honor for '1917,' cementing its Oscar front-runner status
Sam Mendes DGA win for "1917" gives it another key prize in the Oscar race for best picture.
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