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Source: CBS News

Ex-British spy on leading a "double life" as a famous author

Monday 23:44 GMT

He is an expert on secrets, a former spy himself, and the author of two dozen books, virtually all of them best sellers written under the pen name John le Carré.

Among them are The Spy who Came in from the Cold, The Little Drummer Girl, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Constant Gardner and The Night Manager, all of which have been made into films. He is not just a popular writer of thrillers, he is a novelist of some standing, often compared to Graham Greene, Joseph Conrad, and Somerset Maugham.

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Source: NBC News

This architect is taking tiny homes to a whole new level

Monday 23:44 GMT

The tiny home movement has caught on in a big way, with people taking up residence not just in small versions of traditional homes but even in yurts and converted shipping containers.

Dr. Dak Kopec, an associate professor at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas who has been outspoken about the potential health risks of tiny homes, praised the initiative as “creative” and “playful.” “The only shared spaces that I can see — open-air walkways and stairs — looks not like places where you might want to stop by.”

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Source: Global News

FBI lost crucial text messages related to Hillary Clinton, Russia probes: Senator

Monday 22:47 GMT

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has lost about five months worth of text messages between two staffers who worked on probes into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails and possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, according to a Republican lawmaker.

In his letter, Johnson asked the FBI to follow up with more details about the scope of the lost records, and to tell the committee whether it has conducted searches of their non-government issued devices.

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Source: New York Times

Patriots Headed to Super Bowl LII After Comeback Victory Over Jaguars

Monday 22:47 GMT

Little had worked for the Patriots all day, but like Tom Brady has so many times over the years, the 40-year-old quarterback kept his cool and led the Patriots to a 24-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

With the win, Brady will go to the Super Bowl for the eighth time in his 18-year career, and he will be in search of his sixth career championship. The Patriots will face the winner of Sunday night’s N.F.C. Championship game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Source: Fox News

Deadly Kabul hotel siege investigated as a possible 'insider attack'

Monday 22:47 GMT

For up to seventeen hours from Saturday night through to Sunday, scores were slaughtered, shot or hiding for their lives as six Taliban operatives stormed Kabul’s luxury Intercontinental Hotel – with fingers pointing to an attack likely carried out with inside help.

Security specialists affiliated with prominent local private security company Kabul Balkh Safety & Security Company (KBSS), which took over security duties for the hotel from the Afghan government just 21 days ago, insisted to Fox News that all safety protocols and procedures were met, and that some of the weapons had been placed inside the hotel in advance of the attack.

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Source: New York Times

When Running Is More Than a Sport

Monday 22:47 GMT

Marathons With Meaning was featured in a striking holiday catalog released late last year by the apparel company Brooks Running, which is a sponsor of Kline’s group.

The theme, said Melanie Allen, Brooks’s chief marketing officer, was “giving back,” and the catalog aimed to show running as more than a solitary sport in which the quality of the experience is measured strictly by a clock. The catalog eschewed conventional models and Olympic contenders, leading off with photographs of runners from another organization that Brooks supports: Black Girls Run!, which aims to encourage healthier lifestyles for all women, but especially African-Americans.

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Source: The Guradian

Milford Track: 'World's finest walk' in danger of becoming just another bucket list tick

Monday 21:53 GMT

It is now harder to book a walk on the Milford Track than it is to see Justin Bieber or Adele live in concert in Auckland.

In a soft, grey drizzle typical of this remote corner of New Zealand trampers of varying abilities heaved 20kg packs onto a speed boat proclaiming ‘Adventure Starts Here’ for the 40-minute journey across Lake Te Anau to the start of the world-famous Milford Track, in Fiordland National Park.

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Source: CTV

Tsunami warning issued for B.C. coast after large earthquake hits near Alaska

Today 15:26 GMT

Tsunami warning sirens were going off in Tofino and other coastal communities on British Columbia's west coast Tuesday morning after a powerful earthquake struck off Alaska.

Emergency Info BC says the tsunami warning covers the Juan de Fuca Strait coast, the outer west coast of Vancouver Island, the central coast and northeast Vancouver Island, and the north coast and Haida Gwaii. The agency says anyone in a tsunami warning area should evacuate inland or to higher ground, or move to an upper floor of a multi-storey building, depending on individual situations.

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Source: BBC

Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water leads field

Today 14:33 GMT

The same applies to The Shape of Water's nominations, which gets two supporting acting nominations alongside Hawkins' best actress nod.

World War Two drama Dunkirk follows with eight nominations, while Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri receives seven. Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance received 13 nominations, including best picture.

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Source: BBC

A brave new world of theatre design

Today 10:52 GMT

As Harris puts it: “the design of Theatre Peckham is a place of public performance, and the external appearance of our design aims to reflect this.”

A theatre at Horris Hill Preparatory School in Berkshire, created by Jonathan Tuckey Design and scheduled for completion later this year, has a roof clad in terracotta cement boards that tone with the surrounding brick buildings.

Source: NBC News

Apple promises to help Malala Fund educate over 100,000 girls

Today 17:18 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Apple HomePod finally available to buy, three years after the Echo

Today 17:19 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Veteran Musician Hugh Masekela Has Died

Today 17:19 GMT
Source: New York Times

Fashion Topics Get a Spot on the Davos Agenda

Today 17:19 GMT
Source: Common Domain

High Prices Won’t Deter Biotech Deals

Today 14:34 GMT
Source: New York Times

U.S. Accuses Accountants of Trying to Game Reviews of KPMG Audits

Today 17:19 GMT
Source: Common Domain

China Sucks Gas Out of Global Market Amid Shift From Coal

Today 17:19 GMT
Source: Fox News

China threatens military buildup in South China Sea after US Navy warship's passage: paper

Today 06:06 GMT
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Source: Fox News

False alarms in Hawaii, Japan underscore real fears of North Korea strike

Wednesday 19:09 GMT
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Source: New York Times

Trump’s Harsh Words, Not His Plan for Wall, Dominate Hearing

Wednesday 21:54 GMT
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Source: CTV

Foreigners among dead after Kabul hotel siege

Monday 18:11 GMT
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Source: New York Times

Trump Rebuked China for North Korea’s Oil Smuggling. It’s More Complicated.

Friday 20:58 GMT
12 Articles
Source: CBS News

John Kelly outlines Trump's demands for immigration, DACA deal

Friday 07:02 GMT
11 Articles
Source: Common Domain

'Dreamers' are pawns in the immigration wars

Thursday 12:43 GMT
11 Articles
Source: Common Domain

White House doctor says Trump scored perfect marks on cognitive test, needs to lose weight

Thursday 00:39 GMT

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