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Uganda's leader to sign death warrants again after 19 years

Uganda's president says he will sign the death warrants of "a few" prisoners to create fear among criminals in the East African country.

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Who was Charles Ponzi and how did he become godfather of the Ponzi Scheme?

Charles Ponzi – the Italian convict who gave his name to financial scams – died 69 years ago today.

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The Donald Trump workout programme: US president reveals regime that keeps his health 'excellent'

US president reveals he does more exercise than people realise, including "running next door" and playing lots of golf.

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HRW says Trump is 'disaster' for human rights, fuels authoritarians

PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's record on human rights in his first year in office has been a "disaster" and has encouraged oppression by authoritarian leaders from China to Russia, the head of Human Rights Watch said in an interview on We

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UN chief: Threat from nukes, other weapons, gathers force

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the threat from weapons of mass destruction "seems to be gathering force" and is urging expanded diplomatic efforts to tackle the security challenge posed by North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

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US police arrest two boys after vandalism killed 500k bees

They are accused of vandalising hives at an US honey business, causing the bees to freeze to death.

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NRA-Kremlin connection? FBI investigates gun rights’ group’s work during election

The FBI is looking into what the NRA had to do with the deputy governor of Russia's central bank

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Spain admits spending £77m on extra police to quash Catalan independence movement

'It's a high price that all Spanish people have to pay thanks to the pro-independence government that was running Catalonia'

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EU official: Greece closing in on end of bailout years

A senior EU official says Greece is within reach of ending its Herculean bailout program which saved it from the brink of bankruptcy.

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Comment about rebel policeman's death stall Venezuela talks

Venezuela's opposition is not attending talks on resolving the country's political crisis after a top official claimed one of their leaders helped locate a rebel policeman killed in a shootout this week.

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Gunmen kill mother and daughter for daring to give children in Pakistan polio vaccinations

Sakina Bibi and her daughter Alizah were treating children in the southwestern city of Quetta when suspected Islamists shot them dead.

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Earth's climate warming trend continues as 2017 ranks as one of the warmest years on record

2017 ranks as one of the warmest years on record - 17 of the top 18 have taken place since 2001.

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Horror injuries of boy, 6, doused in boiling water and hot rum by his family in satanic black magic rituals

A LITTLE lad blinded in one eye and left with broken bones after being tortured in black magic rituals is facing a pain free future with a new family. The six-year-old boy, who also had damaged testicles and toenails ripped out, was abused by his adopted

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Met Office criticised for not naming storm which battered Britain as fresh weather warnings are issued

The Met Office has been criticised after it failed to name the storm which battered Britain this morning, bringing with it winds of up to 95mph and heavy blizzards.

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Turpin family – 13 emaciated children in California house of horrors ‘only allowed to eat once a day and shower twice a YEAR’

THE twisted parents who allegedly kept their 13 kids starved and shackled in their house of horror only allowed them to eat one meal a day and shower just twice a year. David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were arrested after the sibling

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Morgan Stanley is jumping on the bitcoin futures bandwagon

It joins rival Goldman Sachs and a number of large brokerages.

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Astronauts may soon have no way to reach NASA's $100 billion space station

If Boeing and SpaceX can't meet NASA's strict requirements for flying astronauts by the end of 2019, not even Russia may be able to help the US space agency.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos rejected an offer from the richest real estate developer in the US to pay for HQ2

Donald Bren is offering to finance the $5 billion Amazon HQ2 if CEO Jeff Bezos chooses Irvine.

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We're learning more about why eating late is so bad for you

If recent research is any indication, eating a heavy meal late at night is a substantial health problem — especially if you're trying to lose weight.

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THE TECH COMPANIES IN PAYMENTS REPORT: How technology giants are using their reach and digital prowess to take on traditional banks (GOOG, GOOGL, AAPL, FB, MSFT, AMZN)

In this report, BI Intelligence analyzes the current impact GAFAM is having on the financial services industry, and the strengths and weaknesses of each...

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Pope Francis marries couple on Chile flight

The pontiff performs a Catholic wedding ceremony for airline staff as he travels between cities.

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OPEC under pressure to scale back production cuts as oil rally continues

The surge of Brent crude prices over the last few weeks to $70 may be rattling OPEC, raising questions about the longevity of the collective production cuts.        

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Hospital groups and the VA are trying to upend the generic drug business

In response to drug shortages and price hikes, a collaboration of five health systems, including the VA, are forming a nonprofit generic drug company.

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Vanguard's chairman says cryptocurrencies pose an ‘idiosyncratic risk’

Vanguard Group chairman F. William McNabb said Thursday that the ongoing cryptocurrency boom worries him “a little bit.” 'If something’...

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YouTube is taking down videos of people eating Tide pods

Google is trying to stem the growing tide of people eating laundry detergent pods and poisoning themselves.

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