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Source: CBS News

Ice dancer's wardrobe malfunction grabs unwanted Olympic spotlight

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

The French ice dancer's glittering emerald costume at the Olympics had come unhooked at the neckline and, later in the routine, her left breast was exposed live on television.

Her swinging short program with partner Guillaume Cizeron at the Pyeongchang Olympics was threatening to go down in history alongside Janet Jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction during her halftime performance at the Super Bowl.

Source: The Guradian

Russian curler banished from Winter Olympics after failed drug test

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

The Russian curler Alexander Krushnelnitsky has been formally charged with a doping offence by the Court of Arbitration for Sport after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium.

In December the Russian Olympic Committee was banned from the Winter Olympics and ordered to pay $15m in costs in after making what the IOC called an “unprecedented attack on the integrity of the Olympic Games and sport” following a massive state-sponsored doping programme that corrupted the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014.

Source: CBS News

Trump takes on Oprah after "60 Minutes" airs

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

President Trump tweeted criticism of a "60 Minutes" panel discussion moderated by Oprah Winfrey that was broadcast Sunday night, slamming her questions to the politically divided group and expressing the hope that she runs against him in 2020.

By the time her address  ended, viewers and the press were speculating about whether this was the beginning of a 2020 presidential bid. But she told "60 Minutes" last week, "I am actually humbled by the fact that people think that I could be a leader of the free world, but it's just not in my spirit," adding, "It's not in my DNA."

Source: The Guradian

'I love Rome, but Rome doesn't love us': the city's new migrant crisis

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Six months ago the former office block in Via Curtatone, overlooking Piazza Indipendenza in central Rome, became a flashpoint of Italy’s migrant crisis when police evicted the 800 Eritrean and Ethiopian refugees who had been living there for four years.

There are just over 180,000 asylum seekers and refugees in Italy, its stated maximum capacity, with most in or near Rome. Many are housed in emergency accommodation, with around 10,000 living in inhumane conditions, according to a new report by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

Source: Washington Post

Major Olympic wardrobe malfunction strikes during French ice dancers’ short program

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

On Monday, a French ice dancer could not avoid that embarrassing fate when her left breast was exposed while she competed in the short program.

Gabriella Papadakis, along with her partner, Guillaume Cizeron, still managed to notch a good score despite the wardrobe malfunction and the adjustments it caused in her movements. She was just seconds into their program when her costume pulled apart in the back by her neck, and she was visibly upset about the incident afterward.

Source: Washington Post

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Alec Ross names craft brewery owner Julie Verratti as running mate

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Alec Ross has chosen Julie Verratti, owner of a craft brewery in Montgomery County, as his running mate.

Ross said he met Verratti on the campaign trail last year and was impressed by her executive experience, her values of entrepreneurship and activism, and her innovative ideas. “We’re both passionate about ensuring that people from every Zip code exceed in tomorrow’s economy,” said Ross, 46, a tech entrepreneur who served as the senior adviser for innovation to the U.S. secretary of state during the Obama administration.

Source: The Guradian

Venezuela's new bitcoin: an ingenious plan or worthless cryptocurrency?

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Holders of petros would be unable to exchange them as their emission would likely be declared illegitimate by a new government.

That is the question facing Venezuela as it prepares for the pre-sale of its new bitcoin-like digital currency called the petro. The launch on Tuesday comes amid a deep economic crisis and a crackdown on democratic freedoms that have left President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government politically isolated and cut off from most international financing.

Source: BBC

Chinese fury over terracotta thumb theft

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

Chinese authorities have demanded "severe punishment" for a man who allegedly stole the thumb of a terracotta warrior statue on display in the US, Chinese state media report.

Mr Rohana used a mobile phone as a flashlight and took a selfie with one of the warriors, according to Chinese state media Xinhua quoting the FBI. According to court documents, Mr Rohana, 24, was attending an Ugly Sweater Party at the Franklin Institute on 21 December when he made his way into the Terracotta Warriors exhibit, which was then closed.

Source: Common Domain

Cameranesi scores two as U.S. advances to gold medal game

Tuesday 07:01 GMT

It’s been four long years, but Team USA is finally returning to the Gold Medal game after defeating Finland 5-0 in the semifinals.

The Americans were prepared for this matchup as Dani Cameranesi scored twice and Maddie Rooney pitched a shutout instead of looking ahead at the opportunity to avenge the gut-wrenching loss in 2014. “Our process and our message has been clear all along,” captain Meghan Duggan told NBC’s Pierre McGuire after the game.

Source: Fox News

California Democrat, and #MeToo activist, allegedly urged staffers to play 'spin the bottle': report

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

A California Democrat who was featured in Time magazine’s Person of the Year issue for her role in the anti-sexual harassment “#MeToo” movement allegedly urged staffers to play the grade-school classic, “spin the bottle,” after a night of heavy drinking at a fundraiser, Politico reported Sunday.

The allegations against Garcia mark a stunning twist to the California Legislature’s widening sexual harassment scandal that first broke open last fall and prompted two male assemblymen to resign.

Source: The Guradian

From ER to The Sopranos: what were the most shocking TV deaths?

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

Functioning as both a shocking twist and rather callous statement that No-One Is Safe, it gave the slick drama an instant patina of edginess while generating a record-breaking number of complaints.

Alternatively, TV deaths are long drawn-out storylines, with a character suffering an illness that conveniently fits into a single-season story arc. You probably don’t know anyone who was ever killed by an ice dragon, for example.

Source: The Guradian

Liam Gallagher: ‘The German police pulled my teeth out with pliers’

Tuesday 06:06 GMT

Or perhaps not: Gallagher has formulated a theory that his front teeth were in fact “pulled out with pliers by the fucking German police” while he was unconscious, as retaliation for his part in the fight.

Photograph by Richard Saker. In the middle of the Highgate branch of Café Rouge on a Monday lunchtime, Liam Gallagher is re-enacting what he calls “the ding-dong”: the infamous 2002 brawl in a Munich hotel bar that led to the loss of his front teeth.

Source: DW

What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Saturday 16:21 GMT
Source: DW

What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Monday 06:05 GMT
Source: BBC

'Loneliest tree' records human epoch

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Emmanuel Macron challenged over attitude to France’s former colonies

Monday 06:05 GMT
Source: CBS News

A salve for inequality Free money for all

Monday 11:46 GMT
Source: BBC

How can I become a fossil?

Monday 11:46 GMT
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Photo of rescued gorilla in arms of caretaker wins wildlife photo of the year award

Monday 06:05 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Supreme Court Declines to Wade Into Fight Over Fannie, Freddie Profits

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: NBC News

Queen Elizabeth attends London Fashion Week in royal first

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: BBC

HSBC profits jump to $17.2bn on Asia growth

Today 03:23 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Queen makes surprise appearance at London fashion week

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: Huffington Post

Ex-Interior Chief Sally Jewell: I Didn't Even Know I Had A Special Flag

Tuesday 14:32 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Stronger Dollar, Higher Treasury Yields Weigh on Gold

Today 03:22 GMT
Source: New York Times

On Social Media, Lax Enforcement Lets Impostor Accounts Thrive

Today 03:23 GMT

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