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 2019-10-14 05:11 

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I finally quit smoking cigarettes and it's paying off health-wise...

"Mom, smoking will kill you!" The more my son slapped his hand on his head in horror when he saw me smoking, the less I could continue justifying to myself that I could continue lighting up. So, I quit. I took my last drag on cigarette two months ...

 2019-10-14 05:10 

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Saving the dynamic ecosystems of the Dutch dunes...

The Netherlands is famous for its canals, tulips and quaint towns with steep-gabled houses. Less iconic are the dramatic dunes that make up some two-thirds of the Dutch coastline. Yet these rolling seaside hills are a defining aspect of the country's ...

 2019-10-14 05:10 

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Samba, Amazon fruits and fish at Brazil's Ver-O-Peso market...

BELEM, Brazil (AP) — Exotic Amazonian fruits, medicinal tonics with natural ingredients from the rainforest that claim to cure it all and freshwater fish served fried with a side of thick, deep purple acai juice. Bands huddled in a circle that sing,...

 2019-10-14 05:10 

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A life for space: Sigmund Jhn, Germany's first cosmonaut, dies aged 82...

Sigmund Jhn, the first German to enter space, died on Saturday aged 82, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) announced on Sunday evening. "German space travel has lost a globally recognized cosmonaut, scientist and engineer," DLR head Pascale Ehrenfr...

 2019-10-14 05:10 

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Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded for the development of lithium-ion batteries...

The trio of US-based John Goodenough, Stanley Whittingham from Britain and Akira Yoshino of Japan were jointly awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their contribution "to the development of lithium-ion batteries," the Royal Swedish Acade...

 2019-10-14 05:09 

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Merkel urges halt to Turkey's military incursion in Syria...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Ankara to end its actions against Kurds in northern Syria. In a phone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday, Merkel called for "an immediate end to the military operation," a s...

 2019-10-14 05:09 

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Attacks on synagogues in Germany...
 2019-10-14 05:09 

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Stastny gets 2 power-play goals, Vegas beats Kings 5-2...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Stastny scored twice on the power play, Max Pacioretty added a power-play goal and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-2 on Sunday night. Reilly Smith and Mark Stone also scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 3...

 2019-10-14 05:09 

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US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos , cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey's invasion could fuel a broader war. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday tha...

 2019-10-14 05:09 

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30 | Concord helps improving quality of life of seniors...

30 Concord Securities Group donated NT$ 300,000 to senior citizens' home in the hopes of confronting the challenges facing a super-aged society in the future....

 2019-10-14 05:08 

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Do California power shutoffs work? Hard to know, experts say...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions of Californians spent part of the week in the dark in an unprecedented effort by the state's large electrical utilities to prevent another devastating wildfire. It was the fifth time Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has p...

 2019-10-14 04:38 

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Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded for discovery of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen...

US-born scientists William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza, along with British scientist Peter Ratcliffe, have won this year's Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to the availability of oxygen, Sweden'...

 2019-10-14 04:37 

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How residents of one of Nairobi's poorest districts are cleaning up a major local river...

Project goal: Cleaning the Nairobi River of waste and toxic material. Establishing functioning sewage and waste collection systems Project partners: Citizens' initiatives like Komb Green Solutions and Friends of Ondiri Wetland Kenya The Nairobi River ...

 2019-10-14 04:37 

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The dark side of Oktoberfest...

For my two weeks selling roses at the Oktoberfest, every day starts with a ritual shared by many other women working on the Wiesn: Put on makeup, a low-cut blouse and stockings, and then the traditional dirndl dress. Bind the apron strings on the left or ...

 2019-10-14 04:37 

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Olafur Eliasson: 'The past won't guide us into the future'...

Each year, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) chooses someone to serve as an advocate for urgent climate action and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As this year's representative Olafur Eliasson — whose three-decade care...

 2019-10-14 04:36 

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Fall Reading 2019 Why Stories Matter...
 2019-10-14 04:36 

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BAR | Taiwan duty-free shop offers tipsy sightseeing in Taipei...

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 2019-10-14 04:36 

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A life without reading or writing?...

Imagine a life without reading or writing. Envision not reading your children a bedtime story, writing a Mother's Day card, or being able to decipher the medicine instructions for a sick loved one. Or being able to read the newspaper or delve into an ...

 2019-10-14 04:16 

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How a Cologne museum is dealing with its colonial heritage...

"There is a revolution happening in Germany's museums," says Nanette Snoep. The director of the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum is sitting in her office in the center of Cologne. Just a week ago, she led a workshop for the International Inventories...

 2019-10-14 04:15 

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Asleep at the wheel: Driving while drowsy can be deadly...

Sleep deprivation combined with long haul trips are a common cause of truck accidents. A new report suggests truck drivers across Europe are more likely to succumb to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as a result of not getting enough shut eye and living a se...

 2019-10-14 04:15 

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Flying Guide: Munich...

Flying Guide: Munich The China Post...

 2019-10-14 04:15 

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Hungary opposition wins Budapest mayoral race...

With more than 70% of the votes counted in Sunday's Budapest mayoral election, opposition challenger Gergely Karacsony was leading incumbent Istvan Tarlos by 50.1% to 44.8%, according to preliminary results. Tarlos, 71, who had been in office since 20...

 2019-10-14 04:07 

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Hungary polls: PM Orban's Fidesz party faces tough challenge...

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's right-wing Fidesz party was facing a serious challenge in Sunday's nationwide local elections, as opposition parties fielded joint candidates in many cities. More than 8 million people were eligible to vote ...

 2019-10-14 04:07 

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Rams' once-elite offense smashed on McVay's 'humbling day'...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams dazzled the NFL with inventive, exciting offensive football during their first two seasons under coach Sean McVay. Six games after it got embarrassed in the Super Bowl, McVay's high-flying offense has defi...

 2019-10-14 04:06 

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Gold medal gymnastics champ Simone Biles breaks world record...

Simone Biles became the world's unrivaled No. 1 gymnast after giving two spectacular performances at the World Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart on Sunday. At only 22 years of age, Biles won her place as the gymnast with the most World all-around ...

 2019-10-14 04:06 

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Mystery oil spill pollutes Brazil's beaches...
 2019-10-14 04:06 

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Berlin TV tower and more: the top 10 landmarks in the German capital...
 2019-10-14 04:06 

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Top Czech singer Karel Gott has died...

The Czech star Karel Gott, who died on October 1 at the age of 80 from leukemia, created a series of hits that won over not only people in his country, but also in the Soviet Union as well as in East and West Germany. Known in Germany as "the Golden V...

 2019-10-14 04:05 

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Steelers' Conner scores 2 TDs, Hodges wins first start...

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — James Conner scored two touchdowns, Devin Bush recovered a pair of turnovers and Devlin Hodges won his first NFL start as the Pittsburgh Steelers held off the Los Angeles Chargers 24-17 on Sunday night. Conner had his first gam...

 2019-10-14 04:05 

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UN Environment Chief Inger Andersen: 'The solutions are there'...

At the start of this year, Danish economist and environmentalist Inger Andersen was appointed as the executive director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). DW spoke to her about her new role and the environmental challenges of our time. DW: ...

 2019-10-14 03:45 

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In New York, global climate protesters plead for action...

During his 2 1/2 years in office, US President Donald Trump has rolled back dozens of environmental regulations and pulled his country out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement that aims to restrict global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenh...

 2019-10-14 03:45 

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Tracking down Gandhi through photographs...

Tracking down Gandhi through photographs The China Post...

 2019-10-14 03:36 

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David Harris: 'It's time to wake up and see the menace clearly'...

Deutsche Welle: Germans are still shocked after a gunman killed two passers-by in Halle after unsuccessfully trying to enter a synagogue. What conclusions should follow? David Harris: The tragedy in Halle was another painful and sobering reminder of the v...

 2019-10-14 03:35 

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'Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale' premieres in German cinemas...

The Monday Demonstrations, which began at St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig in then-Eastern Germany, ushered in the end of the German Democratic Republic and led to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The demonstration of October 9, 1989, in particular, is regarded...

 2019-10-14 03:35 

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Poland's ruling PiS party wins most votes: partial results...

Poland's conservative ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) has won the most votes in the country's parliamentary election, according to partial official results. An Ipsos poll including the partial results published early Monday has projected a PiS ...

 2019-10-14 03:35 

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6 surprising things that are banned in Germany...

Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichs and shares her experiences of settling into German life. Every two weeks she explores a new topic from saunas to asparagus or the ins and outs of ...

 2019-10-14 03:35 

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Taiwan completes first pin piles assembly for offshore wind turbines...

TAIPEI (CNA) — A ceremony to mark the completion of Taiwan's first underwater pin piles assembly for its offshore wind turbines was held at the port in Bali District, New Taipei, on Saturday. Speaking at the ceremony at Port of Taipei, President...

 2019-10-14 03:35 

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Into the blue: Reconnecting with our oceans...

Made up of roughly 70% water, humans have long been awed by the oceans and waterways that also comprise 70% of the Earth's surface. Many of us want to be near water. We are willing to pay a lot of money to live or holiday directly on the coast. As res...

 2019-10-14 03:35 

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| 'Circular Economy Industry Summit' highlights benefit of....

3RParticipants remark that there is only one resource that is unlimited innovation as an increasing number of companies are developing ingenious ways to reduce, reuse and recycle....

 2019-10-14 03:35 

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Tunisia: Kais Saied wins presidential election — exit polls...

Thousands of supporters of conservative academic Kais Saied celebrated late into the night on Sunday after exit polls said he had won the Tunisian presidential runoff election by a landslide. Official results are only expected to be announced Monday, but ...

 2019-10-14 03:15 

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Of threatened tortoises and rosewood: Stopping the fast extinction of a slow-moving creature...

Project goal: The Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) in northern Cambodia is home to 730 animals, 91% of which are highly threatened. ACCB is rehabilitating the animals with the aim of releasing them back into the wild. They have also s...

 2019-10-14 03:15 

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Rocker Udo Lindenberg: A nightmare for East German authorities...

German rock star Udo Lindenberg is receiving the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany a day ahead of German Unity Day, celebrated on October 3, alongside 24 other people including astronaut Alexander Gerst. True fans of the veteran rocker alr...

 2019-10-14 03:05 

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Arts and Culture Friday, October 11, 2019...
 2019-10-14 03:05 

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Ecuador cancels austerity plan in a bid to end unrest...

Ecuador's government and indigenous leaders agreed to cancel an austerity package and protests that left 7 dead following the worst civil unrest in the small South American country in more than a decade. The news came as talks concluded in Quito betwe...

 2019-10-14 03:05 

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New Ebola vaccine brings hope to DR Congo...

The second-deadliest Ebola epidemic in the world has been raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo for over a year. More than 3,200 people have been infected with the virus and, up to this week, at least 2,144 people have died from the illness. But now ...

 2019-10-14 03:05 

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Philippine police chief resigns amid drug allegations...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine national police chief has resigned after he faced allegations in a Senate hearing that he intervened as a provincial police chief in 2013 to prevent his officers from being prosecuted for allegedly selling a...

 2019-10-14 03:05 

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NY Times: Violent parody video shown at Trump resort...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A graphically violent parody video, shown at a meeting of President Donald Trump's supporters at his Miami resort, depicted a likeness of the president shooting and stabbing his opponents and members of the news media in a chur...

 2019-10-14 03:05 

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Japan: Typhoon Hagibis leaves a trail of destruction...
 2019-10-14 03:05 

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Conspiracies are 'always theories of power'...

DW: So many conspiracy theories seem to have their origin in the United States. Why? Michael Butter: To a certain degree, this is a misperception. There are tons of conspiracy theories in eastern Europe, and also in central Europe, that also have their or...

 2019-10-14 03:04 

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Japan looks for missing after typhoon, warned of mudslides...

TOKYO (AP) — Rescue crew are digging through mudslides and searching near flooded rivers for missing people after a typhoon caused serious damage in central and northern Japan, leaving as many as 35 people dead. Typhoon Hagibis, which hit Japan'...

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