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13 Aug 11:33pm Updated China rejects US Navy request for Hong Kong port visits
Amid ongoing unrest in Hong Kong, Chinese officials have rejected a US request to have two US Navy ships make port visits there in the coming weeks.
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13 Aug 10:16pm Portraits capture brick-and-mortar shopkeepers clinging to their trades
While waiting for a train in New York City, I saw a man with an imposing and majestic posture. He was working in a newsstand, but he could have been a vending machine for all the attention people were paying him.
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13 Aug 7:22pm Tarantino defends portrayal of Bruce Lee in new film
Quentin Tarantino has come under fire for the depiction of martial arts legend Bruce Lee in his new film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."
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13 Aug 7:10pm Updated Scenes of chaos erupt at Hong Kong airport
Hong Kong's airport has been thrown into chaos for the second day in a row, with all check-ins suspended and dozens of outgoing flights canceled.
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13 Aug 5:54pm Updated A gay penguin couple adopted an egg in a Berlin zoo
After fruitless attempts to hatch stones and fish, a gay penguin couple at a German zoo may finally be able to parent a chick of their own.
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13 Aug 5:30pm Updated Why are protesters at the airport?
Hong Kong's international airport -- one of the busiest in Asia -- had emerged as a key protest target before today's mass gathering, as anti-government demonstrators looked to take their message directly to the international community.
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13 Aug 5:23pm Israeli flight attendant dies from measles
An Israeli flight attendant and mother of three has died of measles.
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13 Aug 4:34pm Streets around Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris are shut down to be decontaminated for lead
City officials in Paris shut down the streets surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday to begin decontaminating the area for high levels of lead.
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13 Aug 4:18pm US to delay tariff hikes on Chinese-made cell phones
The top US trade negotiator on Tuesday said that new tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese-made consumer goods including cell phones, toys and video game consoles would be delayed until December 15.
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13 Aug 3:21pm Comedian shuts down efforts to extort her over photo
Whitney Cummings is taking a public approach to dealing with internet scum and making it clear she won't be bullied.
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13 Aug 3:04pm Updated Warden at prison where Epstein died temporarily reassigned
The top official at the New York prison that had housed Jeffrey Epstein before his apparent suicide is being moved temporarily as the FBI and the Justice Department's inspector general investigate the circumstances of the death.
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13 Aug 2:17pm Updated Opinion: Protests have reached a point of no return
It was a scene none of us who have called Hong Kong home could have ever imagined: thousands of pro-democracy protesters occupying the arrivals level of Hong Kong International Airport, causing a shutdown of the facility Monday afternoon for all incoming and outgoing flights.
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13 Aug 1:27pm Snapchat unveils redesigned Spectacles sunglasses with 3D effects
Snap isn't giving up on its smart sunglasses.
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13 Aug 1:00pm Updated The rise of the Jeffrey Epstein mystique
Who's who of Epstein's powerful friends
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13 Aug 12:24pm Updated India car market has worst month in 18 years
Just two years ago, India's huge car market was booming and global players were rushing to invest. Now it's been slammed into reverse.
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13 Aug 12:10pm Updated Real estate billionaires call for order to be restored
Hong Kong's real estate billionaires are calling for an end to massive protests that have crippled local businesses and paralyzed the city's international airport.
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13 Aug 12:02pm Updated US to delay tariffs on Chinese-made phones
The top US trade negotiator on Tuesday said that new tariffs on $300 billion in Chinese-made consumer goods including cell phones, toys and video game consoles would be delayed until December 15.
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13 Aug 11:48am Updated Bar owners braced for English soccer fans
Running out of beer is simply not an option for Istanbul's bar owners with Chelsea and Liverpool facing off against each other in the first all-English UEFA Super Cup final on Wednesday.
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13 Aug 11:28am Updated Cuccinelli rewrites Statue of Liberty poem to make case for limiting immigration
The acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services in a new interview revised the iconic poem on the Statue of Liberty's pedestal to suggest that only immigrants who can "stand on their own two feet" are welcome in the United States.
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13 Aug 11:28am Liam Hemsworth speaks out on Miley Cyrus split
In the wake of his split from Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth has posted on social media wishing her the best.
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13 Aug 11:13am Updated The number of NYPD officer suicides this year has risen to 8
Another New York Police Department officer has died by suicide -- becoming the eighth to do so this year -- a law enforcement official told CNN.
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13 Aug 11:11am Donald Trump gets sick of everyone, except for Donald Trump
Anthony Scaramucci seems to have finally learned a very, very important lesson about President Donald Trump: If you stick around long enough, he will turn on you. Always.
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13 Aug 10:55am Coast guard investigates death of woman who plunged from cruise ship
Officials are investigating the death of a passenger who fell into the ocean from the 11th deck of a cruise ship, according to Taiwanese news agency CNA.
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13 Aug 10:47am Updated Singapore is heading for a recession
Singapore could be heading for a recession after it reported a big drop in economic activity in the second quarter of the year.
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13 Aug 10:15am Updated Chlamydia vaccine successfully tested in early trial
Scientists have taken a step towards a vaccine for chlamydia following a successful early trial.
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13 Aug 9:20am Updated Scientists are one step closer to an Ebola cure
Two new Ebola treatments are proving so effective they are being offered to all patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the current outbreak is the second-deadliest ever.
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13 Aug 8:03am Updated Body found in search for missing teenager in Malaysia
A body has been found in the search for missing teenager Nora Quoirin in Malaysia, according to a charity that has been assisting the girl's family.
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13 Aug 6:18am Updated In pictures: Hong Kong protests continue amid political crisis
Protests in Hong Kong, which have been taking place since early June, were sparked by strong opposition to a proposed extradition bill.
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13 Aug 6:12am Hong Kong airport shutdown: What it means for business and the economy
Authorities in Hong Kong have canceled hundreds of flights this week because of major protests at the city's international airport. That's terrible news for companies operating in the financial hub.
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13 Aug 5:58am Hong Kong airport cancels all departing flights as protesters swarm the terminal buildings
Hong Kong pushed to the 'brink of no return' as airport protests continue
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13 Aug 5:45am Updated A university has banned beef to help fight climate change
Beef burgers, burritos and other enduring student dishes are off the menu at a London university -- in order to help the fight against the climate crisis.
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13 Aug 5:12am One woman dead, one injured in knife attack in Sydney center
One woman is dead and another injured after a daylight knife attack in Sydney's city center on Tuesday.
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13 Aug 4:32am Updated Trump gets sick of everyone, except for Trump
Anthony Scaramucci seems to have finally learned a very, very important lesson about President Donald Trump: If you stick around long enough, he will turn on you. Always.
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13 Aug 3:57am Two new Ebola treatments show promise in the fight against the outbreak in Congo
The World Health Organization has decided to narrow an experiment with Ebola patients to two treatments that show real promise.
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13 Aug 12:58am Coach, Givenchy join Versace in apologizing to Chinese consumers amid T-shirt outcry
Luxury brands Coach and Givenchy have both apologized to Chinese consumers for T-shirts deemed to undermine the country's "One China" policy -- just a day after Versace was forced to do the same.
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