Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Right to maintain no-deal Brexit planning: UK communities minister

British Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said on Tuesday that preparing for a no-deal Brexit was the right course of action for the government to take despite the fact that it was not what it wanted to happen.


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Japan to buy more U.S.-made stealth jets, radar to counter China, Russia

Japan will accelerate spending on advanced stealth fighters, long-range missiles and other equipment over the next five years to support U.S. forces facing China's military in the Western Pacific, two new government defense papers said.


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FOX NEWS: Asylum seekers stake claims on patch of US soil at border


Asylum seekers stake claims on patch of US soil at border



Several asylum seekers, joined by two members of the U.S. Congress, waited on a small patch of U.S. soil for hours demanding that their claims be processed immediately, challenging a U.S. policy to make people wait in Mexico if there are capacity constraints.

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German police raid mosque over suspected financing of Syria fighter

German Police on Tuesday raided a mosque in Berlin whose preacher was suspected of transferring funds to an Islamist fighter in Syria for the purpose of carrying out "terrorist criminal acts", prosecutors said.


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China Strikes Again, Shuts Down Third Underground Church in Weeks

Chinese officials raided a major underground church for the third time this winter. It's part of the country's latest crackdown on Christians. 

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Have Christians Dropped the Ball on Great Commission? How John Allen Chau's Martydom Highlights Need for Global Evangelism

Nearly 2.2 billion of the approximately 7.5 billion people on earth have never been exposed to the Gospel. It was likely that grim statistic that prompted 26-year-old missionary John Allen Chau to undertake a fatal solo expedition to North Sentinel Island to share the message of salvation with the isolated Sentinelese people.

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'If You're Not Moved, You Need a Heart Transplant:' Oliver North Profiles Courageous Missionary in New NRA-TV Documentary

For his first episode of "Oliver North's America Heroes" on NRA TV, the organization's new president is profiling one of God's soldiers, Dave Eubank, a former Army Special Forces officer arming himself with love to win souls for Jesus.

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FOX NEWS: Investigation shows Jamaican resorts’ troubling history of covering up sexual assault


Investigation shows Jamaican resorts’ troubling history of covering up sexual assault



Jamaican resorts have a disturbing history of offering cash and confidentiality agreements to silence sexual assault victims.

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FOX NEWS: Jet2 passengers evacuated from plane after ‘mid-air bomb threat’


Jet2 passengers evacuated from plane after ‘mid-air bomb threat’



Cops searched the Jet2 plane after it touched down in Prague on Sunday night.

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FOX NEWS: Tourist stranded in Thailand and ‘may never walk again’


Tourist stranded in Thailand and ‘may never walk again’



Tourist stranded in Thailand and ‘may never walk again’ since insurance company refuses to pay for flight home.

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FOX NEWS: Julia Roberts shares how a bathroom encounter made her realize she was famous: 'This is different'


Julia Roberts shares how a bathroom encounter made her realize she was famous: 'This is different'



Julia Roberts has revealed the first time she realized the extent of her fame -- but the setting wasn’t so glam!

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FOX NEWS: SNL sends Pete Davidson to get help after troubling Instagram post: report


SNL sends Pete Davidson to get help after troubling Instagram post: report



"Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michael is sending Pete Davidson to "get help" after the comedian posted a nearly suicidal message online hours before the show aired on NBC last weekend.

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FOX NEWS: Legal battle over gender pay gap at Boston Symphony Orchestr


Legal battle over gender pay gap at Boston Symphony Orchestr



Daily Wire senior editor Ashe Schow reacts to pay discrepancy between flutist and oboist.

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FOX NEWS: Angie Harmon gushes over new boyfriend Greg Vaughan: 'He continues to astound me with his care & love'


Angie Harmon gushes over new boyfriend Greg Vaughan: 'He continues to astound me with his care & love'



Angie Harmon couldn't be happier with her boyfriend, Greg Vaughan.

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FOX NEWS: 'Fresh Prince’ alum Alfonso Ribeiro sues creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K video games over 'Carlton' dance


'Fresh Prince’ alum Alfonso Ribeiro sues creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K video games over 'Carlton' dance



"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games.

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FOX NEWS: Robert De Niro slams Trump White House: 'Like a nightmare you remember'


Robert De Niro slams Trump White House: 'Like a nightmare you remember'



Robert De Niro on Monday continued an ongoing tirade against President Trump, comparing his time in office to "a nightmare you remember."

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FOX NEWS: HGTV's 'A Very Brady Renovation' revealed: Sneak peek at former 'Brady' stars working on iconic sitcom home


HGTV's 'A Very Brady Renovation' revealed: Sneak peek at former 'Brady' stars working on iconic sitcom home



The renovation of the "Brady Bunch" home is underway!

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FOX NEWS: Gutfeld on James Bond's drinking problem


Gutfeld on James Bond's drinking problem



Does 007 drink too many martinis?

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FOX NEWS: Carrie Underwood responds to fan who 'hates' her 'Sunday Night Football' song 'Game On'


Carrie Underwood responds to fan who 'hates' her 'Sunday Night Football' song 'Game On'



Carrie Underwood knows that not everyone is going to love all of her music. 

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FOX NEWS: Disgraced CBS boss Les Moonves loses severance as board finds 'grounds to terminate for cause'


Disgraced CBS boss Les Moonves loses severance as board finds 'grounds to terminate for cause'



Former CBS CEO Les Moonves will not receive any severance pay after he was accused of sexually misconduct by multiple women, the company's board announced Monday.

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New Zealand Says Voters Will Decide Whether Marijuana Is Legalized


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On Politics: New Details on Russia’s Efforts to Influence American Politics


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Set It and Forget It. How Better Contraception Could Be a Secret to Reducing Poverty


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A Toaster on Wheels to Deliver Groceries? Self-Driving Tech Tests Practical Uses


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Saints Survive a Sluggish Performance to Beat the Panthers


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The Earth’s Shell Has Cracked, and We’re Drifting on the Pieces


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The El Chapo Trial: New York’s Newest Tourist Destination


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Should Radio Stations Stop Playing ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’?


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Learning With: ‘It’s a Briefcase! It’s a Pizza Box! No, It’s a Mini Satellite’


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Word + Quiz: capitulate


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Sprint, T-Mobile Deal Gets Green Light From U.S. Regulators


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What’s on TV Tuesday: ‘Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable’ and ‘Terrace House’


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States Ask Judge to Declare Health Law Still in Effect While Ruling Is Appealed


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Document Provides New Details of Michael Flynn Interview With F.B.I.


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Quotation of the Day: What Are They Lining Up For? A Seat at the El Chapo Show


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Suns Outscore Slumping Knicks by 24 Points in Third Quarter


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7 Successful People Dish on Their Worst Job Interviews (and What they Learned)


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Corrections: December 18, 2018


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Proper Attire


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Russia, Yemen, France: Your Tuesday Briefing


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China 'will not seek to dominate'

In a speech marking 40 years of reform, President Xi Jinping also said China would not be dictated to.

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Yemen crisis: Hudaydah ceasefire 'broken within minutes'

A truce agreed at UN-brokered talks last week was violated almost immediately, officials say.

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El Salvador court frees woman jailed under anti-abortion laws

Imelda Cortez, 20, faced an attempted murder charge in El Salvador after giving birth in a latrine.

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Poland reinstates Supreme Court judges following EU ruling

The government scraps a law that lowered the retirement age for judges, forcing many to quit.

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Former CBS boss Les Moonves denied $120m exit pay

US broadcaster refuses Les Moonves' severance deal following claims of sexual misconduct.

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US 'bans Yemen mum from visiting dying toddler in California'

Toddler Abdullah's relatives say his mother wants to see him before they take him off life-support.

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Hungarian protesters target broadcaster

Protesters angry at new labour laws turn their ire on the public broadcaster after MPs were ejected.

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Russia 'meddled in all big social media' around US election

YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter were targeted in the 2016 US election, a report says.

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Two Scandinavian women tourists found dead in Morocco

The bodies of two Scandinavian women are found in the Atlas mountains with cuts to their necks.

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Twitter warns of 'unusual activity' from China and Saudi Arabia

Twitter says "unusual" activity from China and Saudi Arabia followed a users' country code bug.

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Al-Shabab in Somalia: Air strikes kill 62 militants, US says

The US military says six air strikes targeted militants in Somalia linked to al-Qaeda.

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France to introduce digital tax in new year

France is to introduce its own tax on big technology firms from 1 January after EU-wide efforts stalled.

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On board the 'eye in the sky' watching Syria

The team on board this Nato plane are seen as a crucial part of the fight against the group calling itself Islamic State.

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Women shave their heads to protest lawyer's detention in China

The husband of one of the women has been imprisoned without trial since 2015.

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Hungary MPs protest over 'slave' law

Two Hungarian lawmakers have been thrown out of the state TV headquarters after they tried to broadcast a petition against new labour laws.

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Rose McGowan: Life after #MeToo

The actor and activist describes how life has changed since the Weinstein allegations.

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Great Ethiopian Run 2018 helps promotes unity with Eritrea

Eritrean star Zersenay Tadese competed in his first Great Ethiopian Run following July's peace deal.

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Deer poacher sentenced to watch Bambi in prison

David Berry Jr, jailed for illegally killing deer, must watch the Disney film Bambi once a month.

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Diavik mine finds 'biggest diamond in North America'

The 552-carat yellow gemstone was found in a Canadian mine and is more than two inches long.

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Brexit: How Europe does second referendums

As calls for a second vote on Brexit grow, the BBC looks at other countries which have voted twice.

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The millionaire make-up mogul behind Huda Beauty

The 35-year-old quit her job in finance and went on to build one the world's biggest make-up brands.

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China's pre-Christmas church crackdown raises alarm

The arrest of a prominent and outspoken pastor sparks new alarm about China's control of religion.

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Russia shows off festive decorations - in pictures

Russia is preparing to celebrate New Year and Orthodox Christmas with decorations and dancers.

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South Africa's 'toxic' race relations

Racism remains deeply embedded in South Africa nearly 25 years after minority rule ended, writes Fergal Keane.

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Scott Johnson death: It's 'inconceivable' my brother killed himself

Australian police offer a $1m reward information about the 27-year-old's death in 1988.

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Lebanon seen closer to new government, minister says could be within days

Lebanon appeared to be edging toward clinching a deal to form a new national unity government after more than seven months of wrangling over cabinet posts, as the finance minister was quoted as saying there could be a new administration within days.


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Right to maintain no-deal Brexit planning: UK communities minister

British Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said on Tuesday that preparing for a no-deal Brexit was the right course of action for the g...