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Worthless currency becomes art in Venezuela

Posted by on 08/02/2018
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Worthless currency becomes art in Venezuela

Worthless currency becomes art in Venezuela

Inflation in oil-rich, cash-poor economy churns on CARACAS: Venezuela’s currency has lost so much value that people simply throw away their small bills-they are virtually worthless anyway. Enter Wilmer Rojas, 25, who scoops them up off the street, uses an origami-like folding technique, a needle and thread to make handbags with an eye to selling […]

LA Times sold to local billionaire

Posted by on 07/02/2018
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LA Times sold to local billionaire

LA Times sold to local billionaire

LOS ANGELES: The Los Angeles Times is being sold to billionaire physician and investor Patrick Soon-Shiong in a move aimed at reviving the fortunes of the newspaper amid recent turmoil, the publisher announced yesterday. Publishing group Tronc Inc. said it reached a deal to sell the LA Times and San Diego Union-Tribune to Soon-Shiong’s Nant […]

Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor gets up to 125 more years in prison for abuse

Posted by on 05/02/2018
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Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor gets up to 125 more years in prison for abuse

Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor gets up to 125 more years in prison for abuse

Parade of victims lined up to hug and thank Denhollander CHARLOTTE: Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to an additional 40 to 125 years in prison in a Michigan courtroom yesterday for sexually abusing young female gymnasts, following an earlier sentence of up to 175 years last month. The case against Nassar has […]

Crime-ridden Brazil gets off to a bloody start

Posted by on 04/02/2018
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Crime-ridden Brazil gets off to a bloody start

Crime-ridden Brazil gets off to a bloody start

688 shooting incidents reported in Rio de Janeiro RIO DE JANEIRO: The year was just a few hours old when a prison riot near the capital Brasilia left nine inmates dead-two of them decapitated-and set the stage for what is proving to be a deadly 2018 in Brazil. Since then, the country has seen a […]

US citizenship query could threaten the 2020 census

Posted by on 04/02/2018
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US citizenship query could threaten the 2020 census

US citizenship query could threaten the 2020 census

Underreporting – a longstanding problem   WASHINGTON: The United States is gearing up to conduct its next population census in 2020 but a thorny question on citizenship has ignited controversy even before it has begun. When the decennial national headcount gets under way, census takers may have to ask respondents if they are US citizens, […]

Father of molested girls lunges at US Gymnastics doctor

Posted by on 03/02/2018
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Father of molested girls lunges at US Gymnastics doctor

Father of molested girls lunges at US Gymnastics doctor

CHICAGO: A father whose three daughters say they were sexually abused by Larry Nassar lunged at the disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor in a Michigan courtroom Friday, bringing his sentencing hearing to an abrupt halt while order was restored. The disruption came on the last day of victim impact statements before Nassar – already condemned […]

‘Tenancingo’, the Mexico sex slavery capital

Posted by on 03/02/2018
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‘Tenancingo’, the Mexico sex slavery capital

‘Tenancingo’, the Mexico sex slavery capital

TENANCINGO: “Tenancingo” means “the walled city” in the Nahuatl language, and it lives up to its name: Mexico’s sex slavery capital is not a place that welcomes scrutiny from outsiders. Take for example the city’s radio frequency jammer, which ensures that prying eyes-police or journalists, for example-cannot fly drones over certain neighborhoods to take aerial […]

California homeless live in fear

Posted by on 03/02/2018
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California homeless live in fear

California homeless live in fear

LOS ANGELES: Since learning that the California homeless camp where she lives will be dismantled, Ashley Foster has had three serious epileptic seizures. The 23-year-old lives on the banks of the Santa Ana River in Anaheim with 500 other people who recently learned they must pack their bags and move on-though many worry there are […]

FBI challenges White House over Russia case memo

Posted by on 01/02/2018
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FBI challenges White House over Russia case memo

FBI challenges White House over Russia case memo

WASHINGTON: The FBI warned Wednesday it has “grave concerns” over the accuracy of a secret Congressional memo that could depict the agency as deeply politicized, as President Donald Trump’s top aide signaled the White House would allow the document’s release. Based on highly classified information, the four-page memo — written by Republican lawmaker Devin Nunes, […]

Texas executes man who murdered his girlfriend and wife

Posted by on 31/01/2018
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Texas executes man who murdered his girlfriend and wife

Texas executes man who murdered his girlfriend and wife

CHICAGO: The US state of Texas executed an inmate Tuesday for the brutal killing of his girlfriend while he was on parole for the murder of his wife. William Rayford lost his final appeals just hours prior to his evening execution, including at the US Supreme Court. The appeals delayed the process for a few […]

US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

Posted by on 30/01/2018
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US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

WASHINGTON: The United States announced Monday it was lifting its ban on refugees from 11 “high-risk” countries, but said those seeking to enter the US would come under much tougher scrutiny than in the past. Applicants from 11 countries, unnamed but understood to include 10 Muslim-majority nations plus North Korea, will face tougher “risk-based” assessments […]

5 killed in bomb attack at Colombian police station

Posted by on 28/01/2018
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5 killed in bomb attack at Colombian police station

5 killed in bomb attack at Colombian police station

Alleged drug traffickers detonate a bomb BOGOTA: At least five police officers were killed and 41 others wounded Saturday when alleged drug traffickers detonated a bomb at a station in the northern city of Barranquilla, hours after a car explosion ripped through a security post near the border in neighboring Ecuador. There was no apparent […]