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U.S. networks suspend Charlie Rose after sex harassment allegations

Wednesday 02:27 GMT

(Reuters) - CBS and other networks on Monday suspended Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, after eight women told the Washington Post he sexually harassed them and prompted Rose to apologize for his “inappropriate behavior.”

Eight women, who worked at Charlie Rose Inc or aspired to a job there, have accused Rose of making unwanted sexual advances toward them, the Washington Post reported on Monday, the latest in a wave of sexual harassment allegations against prominent men in the entertainment and media industries and American politics.

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Source: BBC

Why so many sexual harassment cases in US, not UK?

Wednesday 23:46 GMT

There are huge differences between UK and US media law - does this explain why more Americans are being accused of sexual harassment?

To accuse someone of sexual misconduct, they would normally need proof (such as a recording) or a witness prepared to testify in court.

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Source: NBC News

U.S. declares 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya in Myanmar

Wednesday 23:45 GMT

The United States declared the ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar to be "ethnic cleansing" on Wednesday, threatening penalties for military officials engaged in a brutal crackdown that has sent more than 600,000 refugees flooding over the border to Bangladesh. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson blamed Myanmar's security forces and "local vigilantes" for what he called "intolerable suffering" by the Rohingya.

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Source: The Guradian

Olympic champion Gabby Douglas says she was abused by USA Gymnastics doctor

Wednesday 19:10 GMT

Gabby Douglas has become the third Olympic gold medalist to say she was abused by USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.

The intensified pressure led to the resignation of Steve Penny as president earlier this year, but not without a reported $1m severance package that drew sharp criticism from Raisman.

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Source: New York Times

Real Estate Agents Mobilize to Shield Homeowners on Tax Plan

Wednesday 23:45 GMT

For decades, the real estate industry has benefited from generous tax deductions that raise home values by making it cheaper for people to own property and shoulder their local taxes.

Around the country, real estate organizations are calling legislators, warning clients about their future tax bills and staging protests, all in an effort to keep homeowners as a favored class in the tax code. “We don’t consider ourselves to be Republicans or Democrats,” said Linda Jay, chief executive of the Bakersfield Association of Realtors in central California.

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Source: Washington Post

Who came up with the term ‘sexual harassment’?

Wednesday 13:38 GMT

The term preoccupying the country and dominating conversation in every social sphere from media to politics to entertainment traces back to Cornell University in the mid-1970s.

By coining the term “sexual harassment,” Farley and other feminists in the 1970s started a chain reaction that would eventually result in significant court victories setting new legal precedents. Decades later, the momentum seems to have built to a watershed moment, as an ever-growing list of powerful men such as Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken and Charlie Rose fall due to harassment allegations.

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Source: Fox News

VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

Wednesday 17:15 GMT

 A half century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer.

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Source: Washington Post

How Trump is building a border wall that no one can see

Wednesday 23:45 GMT

President Trump’s vision of a “big, beautiful” wall along the Mexican border may never be realized, and almost certainly not as a 2,000-mile physical structure spanning sea to sea.

Trump continues to insist his administration will build a border wall, despite exorbitant cost projections and senior DHS officials saying a 2,000-mile structure is impractical. His supporters say they admire the president for plowing ahead in his overhaul efforts and see a historic, generational shift underway.

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Source: Common Domain

Patrolling US border agent killed in apparent Texas attack

Wednesday 23:44 GMT

Authorities were scouring West Texas on Monday for those behind an apparent attack that killed one U.S. border agent and injured another.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a statement Sunday that was thin on details about what happened, saying the two agents "were responding to activity" while on patrol near Interstate 10 in the area of Van Horn, which is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from the border with Mexico and about 110 miles (175 kilometers) southeast of El Paso.

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Source: NBC News

Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri puts surprise resignation on hold

Wednesday 23:44 GMT

In a surprise announcement, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri told reporters Wednesday that he would delay his resignation after a request from the Lebanese president to reconsider.

The announcement was the latest twist following weeks of political uncertainty in Lebanon, and came after Hariri's shock resignation during a trip to Saudi Arabia earlier this month. Some Lebanese officials accused Saudi Arabia of forcing Hariri's hand and detaining him in the kingdom for days.

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Source: CBS News

Three CBS employees accuse Charlie Rose of sexual harassment

Wednesday 23:44 GMT

Now, three CBS employees say Rose's unwanted sexual advances continued after 2011, later than previously reported, during his time at CBS News.

A source with knowledge of Rose's firing says CBS News didn't know the specifics of the initial allegations before Monday and that, "everything that needs to be investigated, we're investigating."

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Source: DW

Political tension grips Kenya after Supreme Court backs Kenyatta win

Wednesday 20:03 GMT

Read more: Kenya election confusion deepens as parliament passes controversial amendment. The court's latest ruling clears the path for Kenyatta to be sworn in for a second five-year term.

'Extreme intimidation' of the court. "I don't think the environment was really conducive for the Supreme Court to make a genuinely independent determination," said Peter Alingo, a Senior Researcher with the Institute of Security Studies, from Nairobi.

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Source: ABC News

Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell react to Charlie Rose allegations

Wednesday 08:06 GMT

Hours after veteran journalist Charlie Rose was accused of sexual misconduct by nearly a dozen women, his "CBS This Morning" co-anchors Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell addressed the situation today, calling for an end to the alleged behavior from Rose or anyone else in a position of power. O'Donnell applauded the "courage" of these women to come forward with their stories in both The Washington Post and Business Insider, then took a moment for a "frank and honest assessment."

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Source: Global News

Couple has 3-minute wedding at U.S.-Mexico border. Then they part ways, again

Wednesday 08:06 GMT

READ MORE: Cards Against Humanity buys land to ‘save America’ from Trump’s border wall. Reyes appeared on the Mexican side of the border in a white wedding gown, and Houston on the American side, in a grey suit.

The wedding took place Saturday, when a metal gate — known as the “Door of Hope” — along the border between San Diego and Tijuana opened up for about an hour. The Washington Post reports that loved ones separated by the border were given three minutes each for a brief reunion, in an initiative organized by non-profit organization Border Angels.

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Source: Global News

Caitlan Coleman says being held captive by Taliban was ‘intolerable’ for her kids

Wednesday 05:11 GMT

Caitlan Coleman, wife of Canadian hostage freed from Afghanistan, admitted to hospital. Coleman Boyle, who is from Stewartstown, Pa., said their captors beat their eldest son, Najaeshi, with a stick, and he knew the family was in mortal danger.

“My wish for them now is they never have to face fear in their lives again, that they can heal from this and grow to be strong, to be good, to have enough fun to make up for the years of trauma that they’ve had to endure,” she said.

Source: Global News

The average Canadian could save $360 more a month without noticing: CIBC

Wednesday 05:11 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Nine-Figure Listing in Los Angeles Gets $10 Million Price Cut

Wednesday 10:54 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Apple Wipes Skype From China App Store

Wednesday 23:46 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Hong Kong Apartment Breaks Price Records

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Stock market could tumble 15% if 10-year Treasury yield crosses this line

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
Source: The Week

7 easy ways to save money during the holidays

Wednesday 02:27 GMT
Source: CBS News

CBS says it remains "far apart" on deal with Dish

Wednesday 23:45 GMT
Source: Common Domain

How Charitable Donors Can Minimize Taxes This Year

Wednesday 23:44 GMT
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Source: New York Times

Trump Declares ‘America First’ Policy a Success After Asia Trip

Thursday 12:44 GMT
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Source: Common Domain

Envoy says US to keep fighting greenhouse gas emissions

Saturday 07:02 GMT
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Source: Fox News

Rep. Mark Meadows: A special counsel must investigate the Russia dossier, explain why Obama's FBI was involved

Thursday 16:23 GMT
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Source: Washington Post

Notorious Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina dead at 87

Saturday 09:57 GMT
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Source: New York Times

California Today: U.C.L.A. Players Credit Trump With An Assist

Friday 13:41 GMT
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Source: DW

California shooting: Gunman's dead wife found under floorboards a day after rampage

Thursday 23:43 GMT
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Source: Common Domain

Senior Chinese envoy heads to North Korea amid chill in ties

Saturday 07:02 GMT

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