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Mali government dismisses military leaders after village massacre

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Mali's government dismissed high-ranking military officials Sunday, one day after a group of hunters killed 134 herders.

Disease fears mount for Africa cyclone survivors

1 day ago from Physorg

Disease is threatening to aggravate the already dire conditions facing millions of survivors following the powerful tropical cyclone which ravaged southern Africa 10 days ago, officials warned on Sunday.

Will Smith, Lana Condor walk orange carpet at Kids' Choice Awards

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Stars attended 32nd annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards at USC's Galen Center in Los Angeles on March 23, 2019. Photo by Chris Chew/UPI

Aiming for reinvention, Apple eyes streaming, services

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Apple looks to begin a fresh reinvention on Monday as it rolls out Hollywood stars for its new streaming television service, part of a broad shift of direction for the...

Famous birthdays for March 24: Lake Bell, Jim Parsons

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Actor Lake Bell turns 40 and actor Jim Parsons turns 47, among the famous birthdays for March 24.

On This Day, March 24: Exxon Valdez spills oil in Gulf of Alaska

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On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez hit a reef in the Gulf of Alaska, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil in the largest oil tanker spill in U.S....

Mongolia: A toxic warning to the world

A cities are grappling with air pollution but the small capital of Mongolia is suffering from some of the worst in the world.

'We're definitely going into debt': Family sounds off on OHIP+ changes

1 day ago from CBC: Health

An Ottawa family says the changes coming to OHIP+ will put a "huge financial strain" on their budget.

Death toll increases to 64 in Chinese chemical plant blast

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Officials raised the death toll at a chemical plant that exploded in eastern China to 64 and announced the rescue of a survivor two days after the blast.

'The Politician' to premiere Sept. 27 on Netflix

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Netflix has set Sept. 27 as the premiere date for Ryan Murphy's new series, "The Politician."

Cruise ship stalls near Norway, prompting evacuation

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The Viking Sky cruise ship suffered engine problems off Norway's west coast Saturday, forcing emergency crews to start evacuating some 1,300 passengers.

First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years

2 days ago from Physorg

In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of...

Federal deficit balloons to record in February

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The federal government's budget deficit grew to $234 billion in February, the largest monthly shortfall on record, according to a Treasury Department report.

Italy signs on to China's Belt and Road initiative

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Italy became the first G-7 country to sign on to China's Belt and Road initiative, a deal experts say is meant to expand the country's ambitions into Europe.

Blasts kill at least 3 at stadium in Afghanistan's Helmand province

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At least three people were killed in explosions at an agriculture ceremony in Afghanistan's Helmand province Saturday, officials said.

Report: FEMA illegally released private info of disaster victims

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FEMA released private information of over 2 million survivors of hurricanes and fires to a contractor, a Department of Homeland Security report said.

Ex-Pennsylvania officer acquitted in shooting of unarmed teen

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A state jury acquitted former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld late Friday in the 2018 shooting death of unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose II.

Twin cyclones batter Australia

2 days ago from Physorg

A "very destructive" category 4 cyclone slammed into Australia's remote northern coast on Saturday, while a second, equally powerful storm bore down on the country's west.

Toxicologist denies manipulating studies in Monsanto damages proceedings

2 days ago from Physorg

A toxicologist from Roundup weedkiller manufacturer Monsanto denied Friday that she had influenced scientific studies to hide the dangers of the product, in the damages phase of a trial in...

'Can't be called water': Brazil marks two months since dam disaster

2 days ago from Physorg

Brazilian fisherman Jose Geraldo dos Santos uses a long pole to push his boat down the reddish-brown Paraopeba River, taking care not to splash himself with water he says is...

Robert Mueller submits Russia investigation report to AG William Barr

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Special counsel Robert Mueller submitted a report on his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election to Attorney General William Barr.

Sir David Attenborough to present climate change documentary

The broadcaster's film will explore potential threats to our planet and the possible solutions.

Robert Mueller submits Russia investigation report to AG William Barr

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Special counsel Robert Mueller submitted a report on his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election to Attorney General William Barr.

Powerful Tropical Cyclone Veronica eyes Australia's Pilbara Coast

3 days ago from Physorg

Tropical Cyclone Veronica continued to move toward Australia's Pilbara Coast in Western Australia. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided visible and infrared images of the storm that indicated heavy rainfall.

California to waive environmental rules for fire season prep

3 days ago from Physorg

California Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Friday to bypass environmental regulations to prepare for the next wildfire season, a move he said was necessary to prevent further loss of life even...

Caterpillars retrieve ‘voicemail’ by eating soil

3 days ago from Science Blog

Leaf-feeding caterpillars greatly enrich their intestinal flora by eating soil. It’s even possible to trace the legacy effects of plants that previously grew in that soil through bacteria and fungi...

Communities assess damage from catastrophic Midwest flooding

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Catastrophic flooding across the Midwest is decimating entire regions -- wiping out roads and bridges, destroying homes and buildings, killing livestock and rendering useless millions of acres of farmland.

El Paso shelters, city on alert for release of thousands of migrant families

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El Paso's migrant shelters are bracing for a busy weekend because immigration authorities are expected to release almost 2,000 migrant families, officials said.