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Girl, 6, had to be sedated for pain after pedophile raped her as she lay in bed next to her mom - metro

Girl, 6, had to be sedated for pain after pedophile raped her as she lay in bed next to her mom

Kevin Vigil was jailed for 30 years over the February 2018 attack, which happened while the victim was lying next to her mother
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Scientists gain DARK ENERGY insight while calculating how much matter there is in the entire universe - rt

Scientists gain DARK ENERGY insight while calculating how much matter there is in the entire universe

A team of experts have achieved a major cosmology goal by precisely measuring the total amount of matter in the entire universe. The research reveals that more than two thirds of everything is made up of ‘dark energy.’
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Series 6, Episode 5: Yotam Ottolenghi - channel 4

Series 6, Episode 5: Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi is an Israeli-English chef, restaurant owner and food writer who taught Britain to love vegetables. He has published seven best-selling cookbooks inspired by his Middle Eastern upbringing in a German/Italian family and owns six restaurants and deli’s across London. Since arriving in London over 20 years ago, Yotam Ottolenghi has made it his…
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Star motorcyclist takes break from track to become volunteer firefighter in blaze-hit California - metro

Star motorcyclist takes break from track to become volunteer firefighter in blaze-hit California

Jayson Aribe is a professional motorcycle racer who has been helping to fight fires in California.
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Joe Biden is Crushing Trump in Pennsylvania, New Polls Show - vice

Joe Biden is Crushing Trump in Pennsylvania, New Polls Show

Trump won Pennsylvania by a hair in 2016, and right now he's polling 10 points behind Biden.
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Corrections Officer Who Called Black Inmate the N-Word Is Getting Fired — for the Third Time - vice

Corrections Officer Who Called Black Inmate the N-Word Is Getting Fired — for the Third Time

A deputy in the same Georgia county was fired after video of him repeatedly punching a Black man pinned to the ground went viral.
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Boys aged 5 and 7 lived with granny’s corpse for a week after she suddenly dropped dead - metro

Boys aged 5 and 7 lived with granny’s corpse for a week after she suddenly dropped dead

Connie Taylor's grandsons - who she'd just adopted - were able to fend for themselves for five days after her sudden death
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Turkey denies claims that its F-16 shot down an Armenian Su-25 fighter jet - rt

Turkey denies claims that its F-16 shot down an Armenian Su-25 fighter jet

Yerevan’s claims that a Turkish F-16 attacked and destroyed an Armenian Su-25 fighter jet are false, a Turkish presidential spokesman insisted, echoing the position voiced by the Azeri Defense Ministry.
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Pardon my French! EU ‘screwed’ if Covid-weary European Parliament only meets in Brussels, Macron warns - rt

Pardon my French! EU ‘screwed’ if Covid-weary European Parliament only meets in Brussels, Macron warns

French President Emmanuel Macron has used colorful language to describe what would happen if EU lawmakers remained in Brussels indefinitely, arguing that concerns about Covid-19 should not stop them from meeting in Strasbourg.
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French police clear Calais migrant camp in biggest op since ‘jungle’ dismantling - rt

French police clear Calais migrant camp in biggest op since ‘jungle’ dismantling

Police on Tuesday dismantled a camp of at least 700 migrants in the French port city of Calais, the biggest such operation since the ‘jungle’ shantytown was broken up four years ago.
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Cheerleader, 17, stormed by 10 cops in ‘racist’ swatting incident - metro

Cheerleader, 17, stormed by 10 cops in ‘racist’ swatting incident

Christin Evans was the victim of a 'racist' swatting incidents where officers stormed her dorm room over false reports.
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Kuwait's ruling Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah dies aged 91 – state media

The Emir of Kuwait, Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who ruled the oil-rich Gulf country for 14 years, has died at the age of 91, state television reported on Tuesday.
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The White House Reportedly Pressured the CDC to Downplay COVID Risk in Schools - vice

The White House Reportedly Pressured the CDC to Downplay COVID Risk in Schools

While children have shown a stronger immune response to the coronavirus, more than 600,000 kids in the U.S. have tested positive so far.
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Transgender boy wins court case against school who made him use private locker room - metro

Transgender boy wins court case against school who made him use private locker room

Judges ruled that the boy had been unfairly discriminated against by staff who refused to let him use the boys' locker room
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Mail-In Ballots Are Already a Mess in New York - vice

Mail-In Ballots Are Already a Mess in New York

Some voters received return envelopes with someone else's name and address on them.
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Israel’s Covid-19 mortality rate per capita surpasses US for 1st time since start of pandemic – army intelligence report - rt

Israel’s Covid-19 mortality rate per capita surpasses US for 1st time since start of pandemic – army intelligence report

The Covid-19 per-capita death rate in Israel is higher than that of the United States for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, that country’s military intelligence reported on Tuesday.
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Australia sends troops to help contain Covid-19 outbreak on ore ship near Port Hedland - rt

Australia sends troops to help contain Covid-19 outbreak on ore ship near Port Hedland

Australia is deploying defense personnel to Port Hedland on its northwest coast to help contain a coronavirus outbreak on a bulk carrier, where 17 of the 21 crew members have tested positive.
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‘A terribly difficult and lonely death’: WHO laments 1 million Covid-related deaths worldwide but says virus can be suppressed - rt

‘A terribly difficult and lonely death’: WHO laments 1 million Covid-related deaths worldwide but says virus can be suppressed

The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed its grief over the global death toll from coronavirus surpassing one million, while adding that the illness could be reined-in with time.
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Covering up ’their own failed efforts’: Tehran debunks Saudi claims of busting Iranian-trained terrorist cell - rt

Covering up ’their own failed efforts’: Tehran debunks Saudi claims of busting Iranian-trained terrorist cell

Saudi Arabia claims to have uncovered an Iranian-trained terrorist cell, arresting 10 people and seizing a stash of weapons and explosives in a farmhouse. However, Tehran has dismissed the report as “complete fabrication.”
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Don’t drag China into US internal politics, Beijing warns Washington, ahead of presidential debate - rt

Don’t drag China into US internal politics, Beijing warns Washington, ahead of presidential debate

Beijing has urged US politicians not to use China to score cheap points before November’s election, lamenting that America’s leaders are conjuring up imaginary threats, including allegations of election interference.
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New Virus in China Claims More Lives as Authorities Race to Contain it

New Virus in China Claims More Lives as Authorities Race to Contain it

vice - 8 months ago

Cases of a mysterious and deadly new strain of coronavirus are rapidly climbing in China, where officials now say it’s possible for the pneumonia-like illness to be contracted through human-to-human transmission.

The number of new cases quadrupled over the weekend, according to CBS News. Nearly 300 cases had been recorded in China as of Tuesday, according to NBC News, and officials have confirmed two of those cases passed human-to-human.

That’s particularly concerning since China, where the first case was recorded in Wuhan last month, is entering the time of annual celebrations for the Lunar New Year, when more than 400 million people are expected to travel either domestically or internationally, according to the Guardian.

Besides in China, cases have been recorded in Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, and South Korea — mostly from travelers coming back from Wuhan. Potential cases are also being monitored in the Philippines and Australia, also due to Wuhan travelers. China’s central Hubei province, home to Wuhan, has recorded the bulk of China’s 300 cases, according to the Washington Post, and it’s believed the cases are somehow connected to a now-closed seafood market. The World Health Organization said human-to-human transmission is “limited,” with the primary source likely being an animal.



As of Tuesday, six people had died from the virus, which had not previously been seen in humans, according to NBC News. The virus is of the coronavirus family, which includes deadly diseases like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), but can also cause the sort of cold-like symptoms that retreat after simple, over-the-counter treatments. It’s the still-fresh memory of SARS — which infected more than 8,000 people and killed nearly 800 across Asia in 2002 and 2003 — that’s prompted great anxiety about this new virus.

Experts with the World Health Organization will meet in Geneva on Wednesday to determine how the outbreak can be properly managed, according to USA Today. In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it would increase screenings on travelers at certain airports in California and New York. Authorities across Asia are responding by increasing screening at common places of travel, like airports and highways.

"The lesson we've learned is coronavirus infections are serious and one of the newest and biggest global health threats," Peter Hotez, a vaccine scientist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, told CNN.

Cover: Women wear face masks as they walk down a street in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.(Chinatopix via AP)

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