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Spacewalking astronauts finish battery improvements outside International Space Station

``To our astro-sisters, we wish you the best of luck on this,'' astronaut Andrew Morgan radioed from inside as the spacewalk began. This marked the women's third spacewalk together.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai calls for regulation of artificial intelligence

Sundar Pichai's comments come as lawmakers and governments seriously consider putting limits on how artificial intelligence is used.

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Malaysia’s strong message! About 150 containers of waste sent back to 13 mainly rich countries

Shipments of unwanted rubbish have been rerouted to Southeast Asia since China banned the import of plastic waste in 2018, but Malaysia and other developing countries are fighting back.

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SAG Awards 2020: ‘Parasite’ scripts history, cast gets standing ovation

As expected, Phoenix took best performance by a leading male actor. After individually praising each fellow nominee, Phoenix concluded with a nod to his Joker predecessor.

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Tourists, take note! Philippine government will no longer allow people to live on crater studded island

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved a recommendation for the island to be turned into a ``no man's land,'' but he has yet to issue formal guidelines.

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No cellphones, No talking, No escape: Senators to be quiet, unplugged for Donald Trump trial

As senators were sworn in as jurors and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced the next steps, Cardin jotted notes on the process and what was happening.

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US: Donald Trump sends Senate fiery response to impeachment summons

Donald Trump says he did nothing wrong and argues that Democrats have been out to get him since before he took office.

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UK’s Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles

Buckingham Palace said Harry and Meghan will cease to be working members of the royal family when the new arrangements take effect in "spring 2020."

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Donald Trump is a ‘clown’ who will betray Iranians, says top Iran leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

In response, Iran launched a barrage of ballistic missiles targeting US troops in Iraq, without causing serious injuries.Khamenei said the strike had dealt a "blow to America's image" as a superpower.

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Judge halts Trump’s order allowing states to block refugees

The order was the latest attempt by the Trump administration to thrust states and cities into immigration policy.

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Vladimir Putin consolidates power in surprise shakeup; Mikhail Mishustin appointed Russia PM

Putin's proposed constitutional reforms, announced in a state of the nation address, indicated he was working to carve out a new governing position for himself after his term ends.

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Donald Trump uses rally to defend Iran policy as Democrats decry it

With Trump firing up thousands in the battleground state of Wisconsin and the Democratic candidates squaring off in Iowa ahead of its Feb. 3 caucuses, the political events were expected to offer very different visions for the

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China accident: Bus falls into sinkhole on road; six dead, 4 missing

A crane was called in to lift the bus above the sinkhole so rescue workers could look for victims. Video apparently shot by security cameras just after the accident showed the bus gradually settling into the hole while people

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National Security Agency discovers major security flaw in Microsoft’s Windows

Microsoft made a software patch to fix it available Tuesday and credited the agency for discovering the flaw.

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Climate change becomes focus of World’s largest asset manager controlling $7 trillion funds

Climate change has become the top issue raised by clients, Fink said, and it will affect everything from municipal bonds to long-term mortgages for homes.

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Lava gushes from Philippine volcano as ash spreads to Manila

Red-hot lava gushed out of a Philippine volcano Monday after a sudden eruption of ash and steam that forced villagers to flee and shut down Manila’s international airport, offices and schools. There were no immediate re

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Aramco’s ‘greenshoe option’ pushes IPO to record $29.4 billion

The oil and gas company, which is majority owned by the state, began publicly trading on the local Saudi Tadawul exchange on December 11.

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Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s Japan lawyer: Questioning averaged 7 hours a day

Takashi Takano said on his blog post Saturday the questioning continued through weekends, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Harry, Meghan seek financial independence: Will that work?

The couple indicated in their statement Wednesday that they want to be free to work on their own terms while continuing to support the work of Queen Elizabeth II, Harry's grandmother.

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US elections: Donald Trump changes terms of 2020 race with Iran turmoil

After maligning NATO for much of his presidency, Trump on Wednesday called for the alliance of Western nations to take a greater role in the Middle East.

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US, Iran step back from the brink; region still on edge

Speaking from the White House, Trump seemed intent on deescalating the crisis, which spiraled after he authorized the targeted killing last week of Iran's top general, Qassem Soleimani.

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China’s economy czar going to Washington to sign trade deal

Washington postponed planned tariff increases following the announcement of the “Phase 1” deal in October. But earlier punitive duties imposed by both sides on billions of dollars of each other's goods stayed in place, da

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Iran investigators say Ukrainian plane that crashed killing 176 aboard never called for help

The report suggested a sudden emergency struck the Boeing 737 operated by the Ukrainian International Airlines early Wednesday morning, when it went down just moments after taking off from Imam Khomeini International Airport

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Alaska volcano spews up ash cloud twice into flights paths, prompts warning to pilots!

Wind continued to push the ash cloud northeast into the eastern Bering Sea and away from jet airliners flying between North America and Asia.

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Donald Trump campaign seizes on Qassem Soleimani killing

Trump's campaign has used the killing of Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard's elite Quds Force, as a cudgel against the president's Democratic political rivals and to divert attention from his impen

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Iran escalation shows Donald Trump ‘dangerously incompetent’, says Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden

Demonstrating his knowledge, Biden veered into explaining the chemistry and physics of “SS-18 silos,” old Soviet missiles.

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