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Pablo Escobar's home is blown up in Colombia - 02/22/2019

Bogota (dpa) – A six-floor building where the late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar once lived was blown up in the city of Medellin in an attempt to discourage interest in his life.   The...

Zuckerberg says Facebook not aiming to be 'arbiter of truth' - 02/20/2019

Washington - Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that Facebook wants to stop spread of misinformation on the social media platform but recognizes that people don't want Facebook...

Conservatives melt down about Ocasio-Cortez's boyfriend - 02/17/2019

New york (tca/dpa) - Another day, another conservative freakout about Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. After catching heat for the clothes she wore and for dancing while enrolled at Boston...

Pope begins historic trip to United Arab Emirates - 02/03/2019

Rome - Pope Francis is expected begin a historic trip to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday night, becoming the first head of the Catholic Church to set foot on the Arabian Peninsula.   Afer...

As face-freezing weather subsides, Chicagoans ready for a break: 'Zero is going to feel warm' - 02/01/2019

Chicago (tca/dpa) - It wasn't an all-time record, and it wasn't even as cold as the day before, but the polar vortex that held northern Illinois in an icy grip for the second straight day made for...

Pakistan lures global tourists with easy visa as security improves - 01/25/2019

Islamabad - Pakistan on Friday announced a liberal visa regime for the citizens of 175 countries to revive the country’s once-vibrant tourism industry ruined by years of violence by Islamist...

Israel successfully tests defence system against long-range missiles - 01/20/2019

Tel Aviv - Amid heightened tensions between Iran and Israel, the Israeli Defence Ministry conducted a successful test of its Arrow-3 missile defence system early Tuesday. The test was conducted in...

Runaway Saudi teen hopes her freedom inspires women - 01/15/2019

Montreal - Runaway Saudi teenager Rahaf al-Qunun, who was granted asylum by Canada after fleeing from her allegedly abusive family, has said she hopes her freedom inspires women.   The...

Ex-Nissan chairman Ghosn denies charges in Japanese court - 01/08/2019

Tokyo - By Takehiko Kambayashi, – Former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn denied alleged financial misconduct at a public hearing at the Tokyo District Court on Tuesday. "Your honour, I am innocent...

Siri doesn't know everything. Just ask who the president of Cuba is - 01/06/2019

Miami -By Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald- Now that Cubans can get on the internet with their mobile phones, it was inevitable that they'd begin playing around and testing their phones' capabilities....
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