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Source: Common Domain

Woody Allen worries of Hollywood ‘witch hunt’ after Weinstein allegations

Monday 21:55 GMT

Filmmaker Woody Allen said Sunday the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was “very sad” for all involved, but that he’s worried the allegations will lead to a “witch hunt.” “The whole Harvey Weinstein thing is very sad for everybody involved,” Allen told the BBC in an interview.

Read: The Weinstein Co. struggled financially even before Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct allegations. More women have spoken up against Weinstein since the original allegations appeared in the New York Times, along with allegations of systemic sexual harassment and abuse throughout Hollywood.

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Source: New York Times

Trump Closes a Health Dispute, but Leaves Open a Power Struggle

Monday 21:55 GMT

The Trump administration capitulated in a long-running legal dispute over health insurance subsidies paid out under the Affordable Care Act, concurring with House Republicans’ claim that the Obama administration had unconstitutionally spent billions of dollars.

In a less charged political climate, the executive branch might fight that issue out to protect its own power even if it wanted the health care law dismantled, as the Trump administration does.

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Source: Washington Post

Death toll from blast in Somalia's capital rises to 189

Monday 09:58 GMT

The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia’s capital rose to 189 with more than 200 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in the Horn of Africa nation, police and hospital sources said Sunday.

Officials feared the toll would continue to climb from Saturday’s truck bomb that targeted a busy street near key ministries. Doctors struggled to assist horrifically wounded victims, many burnt beyond recognition.

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Source: Fox News

Kaepernick, Trump need to unify US on ‘national anthem,’ ex-Green Beret Nate Boyer pens in open letter

Monday 18:11 GMT

NFL player Nate Boyer, the former Green Beret who made headlines a year ago when he wrote an open letter to Colin Kaepernick about his national anthem protest, is calling on the quarterback and President Trump to unite the country.

TRUMP SAYS 'ABOUT TIME' AFTER NFL'S GOODELL CALLS ON PLAYERS TO STAND FOR ANTHEM. They all agreed Kaepernick and Trump “should be the ones uniting our country together.” “That's how it all started with Colin and I, neither of us knew that kneeling would be the result of our conversation,” Boyer wrote.

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Source: Common Domain

40 dead in California wildfires, dozens still missing as firefighters make significant progress

Monday 15:29 GMT

Aided by light winds and cooler temperatures, firefighters made significant progress overnight and early Sunday morning on two of the biggest wildfires ravaging Northern California, but officials cautioned that they still face major challenges.

More than 10,000 firefighters from California and other states are fighting the fires in Northern California, said Dave Teter of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and officials are readying more crews in Southern California, where red flag warnings are in place through Sunday.

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Source: Washington Post

Truck bombs in Somalia’s capital kill at least 189

Monday 14:34 GMT

Two truck bombs in Somalia’s capital killed at least 189 people, the deadliest attacks in the country’s decade-long war with Islamist extremists, signaling that the insurgency is far from defeated despite years of U.S. counterterrorism operations.

“Horrified by deadly attacks today,” Michael Keating, the top United Nations official in Somalia, wrote on Twitter.

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Source: NBC News

A city that's home to 1 million is in firing line as U.S. allies clash

Monday 21:55 GMT

Baghdad has been turning the screws on the Kurdish region since the September referendum, pushing Kurd leaders to disavow the vote and accept shared administration over Kirkuk.

Inside Kirkuk, a multi-ethnic city that is home to more than 1 million people, residents shuttered themselves in homes and reported hearing sporadic booms they said sounded like shelling and rocket fire. The Kurdistan Region Security Council said in a statement that Kurdish forces known as peshmerga have destroyed at least five U.S.-supplied Humvees being used by the state-sanctioned militias following the "unprovoked attack" south of the city.

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Source: Common Domain

Justin Turner's walk-off home run gives Dodgers a 2-0 lead over Cubs in NLCS

Monday 21:55 GMT

Times columnist Bill Plaschke and Tribune columnist David Haugh discuss Game 2 of the National League Championship Series between the Dodgers and Cubs.

Mere minutes after his game-winning, ballpark-rattling, three-run homer cleared the center-field fence, the aisles at Dodger Stadium still were packed, his auburn mane still was sticky from a postgame Gatorade shower, and his body still coursed with the adrenaline unleashed in the final moment of Sunday’s 4-1 victory over the Cubs in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series.

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Source: CBS News

Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion, misbehavior

Monday 23:43 GMT

Bowe Bergdahl, a Taliban captive for five years after abandoning his post in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty Monday to desertion and misbehavior-before-the-enemy charges that could put him in prison for life.

Bergdahl began telling his story publicly for the first time in December 2015 on the second season of the popular "Serial" podcast.

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Source: BBC

Dozens dead in Portugal and Spain fires

Monday 23:42 GMT

A spokeswoman for the agency told reporters that firefighters were still tackling 145 separate fires - dozens of which were still considered serious.

Local media reports about the victims say several people are still missing in Portugal, including a one-month old baby, while in Spain, two of the victims were found in a burned-out car by the side of the road. Thousands of firefighters are battling the flames, which erupted across north-eastern Portugal and parts of Spain over the weekend after a hot dry summer.

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Source: Global News

Car bomb kills journalist involved in Panama Papers leak

Monday 23:43 GMT

A Maltese investigative journalist who exposed her island nation’s links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed Monday when a bomb exploded in her car, Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said.

Panama Papers: Canadians say there are two sets of rules – one for the rich, one for everyone else. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, had just driven away from her home in Mosta, a town outside Malta’s capital of Valletta, when the bomb went off, sending the vehicle’s wreckage spiraling over a wall and into a field.

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Source: Common Domain

As crews gain ground, California fire victims return home

Monday 23:42 GMT

With the winds dying down, fire crews gained ground as they battled the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home.

Jack Daniels had recently completed a year-long remodel of his Napa house near the Silverado Country Club and watched it go up in flames last week as he, his wife, 7-year-old grandson and two pugs backed out of the driveway.

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Source: Common Domain

Victims of Harvey Weinstein should come forward, LAPD urges

Monday 23:43 GMT

The Los Angeles Police Department said women who feel they were victims of a crime at the hands of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein should report what happened to authorities.

Weinstein Co., based in New York, fired Harvey Weinstein over the weekend after an investigation by the New York Times said he’d reached at least eight legal settlements, dating to 1990, with women over alleged harassment. On Tuesday, the New Yorker published a story that included, among other allegations, claims that Weinstein had raped three women in the last 20 years.

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Source: Common Domain

After the wildfires, Santa Rosa churchgoers ask: Why here? Why us?

Monday 21:55 GMT

As Brown spoke about the fire’s victims, and his belief in life after death, Santa Rosa resident Jim Schettler began to cry.

As ash floated from the sky, they streamed toward St. Rose Catholic Church — some in their Sunday best, others in the jeans and sweatshirts they’d worn as they fled the wildfires ravaging California’s wine country. The parishioners settled into the pews, hugging children and hymnals, hoping for an answer to the unanswerable question that has hung over the city for days.

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Source: New York Times

Austria’s Rightward Lurch Is Europe’s New Normal

Monday 23:42 GMT

Instead of being a new lurch to the right, the victory of right-wing parties in Austria’s elections Sunday was another reflection of the new normal in Europe, underscoring how anti-immigration populism and nationalism have become the central challenge to the neoliberal consensus of the European Union, which seeks to open internal borders to immigration and trade, not tighten them.

“What is missing is informal politics that can contain these kinds of situations, by putting pressure on leaders to stay within the arena of democratic politics.”

Source: Common Domain

Alpine Ski Resorts Luring Buyers with Year-Round Activities

Monday 23:43 GMT
Source: The Guradian

James Corden faces backlash for Harvey Weinstein jokes

Monday 14:32 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Li Yuchun: meet the pop star taking gender neutral style to China

Monday 08:06 GMT
Source: Common Domain

How to choose the right volunteer vacation

Monday 23:42 GMT
Source: New York Times

Review: Hello, Hodor! A ‘Game of Thrones’ Musical Spoof

Monday 23:43 GMT
Source: New York Times

Nike’s Chief of Design Doodles All Day

Monday 23:43 GMT
Source: DW

Beethoven's Fifth played at Swiss Le Rosey Concert Hall for 'Innocence in Danger' benefit

Monday 07:00 GMT
Source: CBS News

Harry Styles goes in a new direction

Monday 09:58 GMT
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Source: Washington Post

Trump mocks ‘Liddle’ Bob Corker, says senator was ‘made to sound a fool’

Wednesday 13:37 GMT
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Source: Global News

Canada set to resist U.S. dairy pricing proposal in NAFTA: reports

Sunday 02:26 GMT
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Worker warned hotel before Las Vegas shooter opened fire on crowd

Thursday 17:20 GMT
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Effect of Trump's Obamacare subsidy cuts is blunted In California — for now

Sunday 02:26 GMT
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Hundreds of civilians flee Islamic State-held areas of Syrian city

Saturday 16:23 GMT
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Source: Global News

North Korea reportedly hacked U.S.-South Korea war plans

Wednesday 13:38 GMT
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Source: CTV

Deadly Calif. wildfires force thousands to evacuate

Wednesday 05:08 GMT

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