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Source: Fox News

Ancient 'tomb' unearthed in Guatemala turns out to be Maya steam bath

Wednesday 06:59 GMT

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient steam bath that the Maya likely used for religious rituals — and possibly relaxation — more than 2,500 years ago.

The steam bath, discovered in the ancient Maya city of Nakum in what is now Guatemala, had fragmented ceramic vessels and obsidian tools in it — artifacts that were possibly used for rituals, said excavation co-leader Jaros?aw ?ra?ka, an assistant professor of New World archeology at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland.

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Source: Common Domain

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard List New York Townhouse for $4.599 million

Wednesday 06:59 GMT

Twelve years ago, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard bought a traditional townhouse in Brooklyn to raise their family.

Over the years, Mr. Sarsgaard tended plants that include cherry trees and a potted meyer lemon tree he brings inside each winter. “One of the things he really wanted was the backyard to have a southern exposure, with direct sunlight.”

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Source: The Guradian

Vibrators and chill: how Netflix is targeting older viewers

Wednesday 06:59 GMT

Last May, a survey by Ampere Analysis looked at the viewing habits of viewers aged 55-64: it found that in the US, these viewers are 51% less likely to take up a streaming service like Netflix or Amazon than the average internet user; in the UK it is 57%.

After all, the Netflix series (now number five) follows the travails of two elderly chalk-and-cheese women, who have been lumped together after they discover their husbands were locked in a decades-long gay affair.

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Source: Common Domain

Subtle Notes of Fog, Toasted Nuts. Vodka Puts on Airs

Wednesday 06:59 GMT

Sommeliers sniff, but the clear spirit known for being without character seeks wine-like complexity; ‘It tastes like warm wet stones.’

Scotland’s Arbikie Ltd. claims its “field to bottle” vodka has the character of coastal fog, which it says often blankets its farm and distillery. The company says the vodka, distilled from Zulu wheat with hints of caramel, is made with the same skill as a single malt Scotch whisky.

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Source: Common Domain

Reviving the Heart of Rome by Adding Nordic Style

Wednesday 06:59 GMT

When the energy executive began a gut renovation of a broken-down, 2,000-square-foot apartment, she embraced her native Rome, preserving two compelling examples of old masonry that was uncovered beneath an existing wall.

“East and west don’t matter in Rome,” says Diletta Giorgolo, head of sales for central and southern Italy at Italy Sotheby’s International Realty, when asked to comment on the couple’s investment. “north and south do.”

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Source: Common Domain

Blue Apron Stock Jumps as Management Predicts a Good Year

Wednesday 06:59 GMT

This sentence from its press release may have had the most effect on the stock: “Based on its current view of the business, Blue Apron plans to reaffirm confidence in achieving profitability on an adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization basis both in the first quarter of 2019 and for full year 2019 as it actively pursues the appropriate strategies to create value for its stakeholders.”

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Source: Common Domain

Aurora Cannabis makes a ‘blessed’ buy of organic marijuana producer

Tuesday 12:40 GMT

Aurora ACB, +6.27% ACB, +6.26%  said it would pay up to C$175 million ($132 million) in stock for Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp., a privately held British Columbia-based producer of cannabis, which is known in Canada for its ability to produce organic cannabis.

Aurora Cannabis Inc. said Monday it intends to acquire the one of the last independent members of the so-called “blessed eight,” a group of marijuana companies given the first approval to move cannabis genetics from the black market into the legal regime.

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Source: The Guradian

Judge blocks White House plan to ask citizenship question on census

Wednesday 17:15 GMT

The Trump administration cannot put a question about citizenship status on the 2020 census, a federal judge in New York has ruled, in a boost to proponents of counting immigrants, regardless of legal status, among the US population.

Among other things, the judge said, Ross did not follow a law requiring that he give Congress three years’ notice of any plan to add a question about citizenship to the census.

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Source: Global News

Justin Trudeau looking for support from allies amid China feud

Wednesday 17:15 GMT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is trying to shore up international support in the diplomatic feud with China over Canadian detainees, including the pending death sentence to an alleged drug smuggler from British Columbia.

Trudeau spoke with the leaders of Argentina and New Zealand Monday as part of Canada’s ongoing efforts to build support for Canada in its dispute with China. China criticizes Trudeau’s remarks on death sentence decision, says he should ‘respect rule of law’. Trudeau and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discussed “the detention and legal treatment of Canadian citizens in China and the need for all countries to respect judicial procedure and rule of law,” said a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office.

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Source: Fox News

Special counsel delays Rick Gates' sentencing for second time, cites continued cooperation

Wednesday 17:15 GMT

Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday delayed the sentencing of Rick Gates for the second time, citing the former Manafort associate’s continued cooperation with “several ongoing investigations.” In a joint-status report filed by Mueller, Andrew Weissmann and Greg Andres, along with Gates’ attorney Thomas Green, the parties agreed to provide an update within 60 days – “no later than March, 15, 2019.”

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Source: Fox News

Youngest black legislator is pro-God, guns, babies: 'I'm very pro-life'

Wednesday 17:15 GMT

Inspired by former President Barack Obama, but on completely opposite sides of the aisle, the freshman Republican delegate in the West Virginia House of Delegates ran on a platform of supporting "God, guns, and babies."

When asks if he has higher aspirations for politics, he said, "I think it's a little too early to tell, we'll kind of see what God has in store for me from here on out, but I'm definitely going to try to focus on what I'm doing now and I want to do the best job I can for District 44 here in West Virginia."

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Source: Common Domain

Government Shutdown Stymies Opportunity-Zone Investors

Wednesday 17:15 GMT

The government shutdown is putting the brakes on scores of real-estate investors and developers who have been raising hundreds of millions of dollars to take advantage of what could be one of the most attractive tax breaks in years.

“You’ve taken a step back” when it comes to the rules addressing investing in operating businesses, Mr. Lettieri said.

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Source: Global News

Canadian caught in Syria was commander of ISIS unit, according to U.S.-backed forces

Wednesday 17:15 GMT

The latest Canadian captured in Syria was the commander of more than a dozen fighters who clashed with U.S.-backed forces in the last remaining ISIS enclave, according to a local official.

Exclusive: Canadian member of Islamic State caught, but RCMP struggle to lay charges against ISIS fighters. Already battling ISIS and facing more conflict with Turkey and the Syrian regime following a promised U.S. troop withdrawal, Kurdish forces want to hand their captives to their respective governments.

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Source: Common Domain

CMO Today: Gillette Still Believes; PayPal Brings Back the CMO

Wednesday 17:15 GMT

Gillette says it has no intention of pulling “We Believe,” its ad challenging men to end bullying and harassment, in the face of some negative reactions. (“The video is sad and depressing while putting ALL men in a bad light,” one Twitter user wrote.

“We recognize it’s sparking a lot of passionate dialogue—at the same time, it’s getting people to stop and think about what it means to be our best selves, which is the point of the spot,” said Pankaj Bhalla, Gillette brand director for North America, in an emailed statement.

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Source: The Guradian

Freezing weather kills at least 15 displaced children in Syria

Wednesday 17:15 GMT

At least 15 children have died in Syria because of a lack of medical care and inadequate living conditions for displaced people amid freezing temperatures, the UN has said, warning that more deaths are likely to follow.

The freezing winter weather has piled pressure on the already inadequate infrastructure for the estimated 6 million Syrians who have been displaced within the country’s borders over the last eight years of civil war, and for the estimated 4 million living in neighbouring Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.

Source: BBC

What just happened with Brexit?

Today 06:04 GMT
Source: The Guradian

At least four US troops killed in Syria blast claimed by Isis

Today 06:04 GMT
Source: DW

Opinion: Brexit likely to be Britain's greatest disaster

Today 01:30 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Theresa May survives vote, but Britain remains in Brexit deadlock

Today 06:04 GMT
Source: Global News

Trump’s State of the Union address in limbo as Pelosi urges delay

Today 06:04 GMT
Source: ABC News

American killed in terror attack in Kenya: Officials

Today 06:04 GMT
Source: Fox News

Julian Castro warns Trump he wouldn’t pardon him if elected in 2020, entertaining Nixon-like scenario

Today 06:04 GMT
Source: Fox News

VA Secretary Wilkie: The VA is making real progress on suicide prevention for veterans

Tuesday 05:08 GMT
Source: Common Domain

America’s Most Expensive Megamansion Gets $100 Million Price Cut

Wednesday 20:00 GMT
Source: Global News

New website launched for residential school survivors to decide fate of their records

Tuesday 21:50 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Gold prices bounce around amid political uncertainty, strengthening buck

Wednesday 13:35 GMT
Source: DW

Day of strikes at eight German airports, including Frankfurt

Wednesday 01:30 GMT
Source: DW

Asian Cup: Heung-Min Son helps South Korea preserve perfect record

Today 06:05 GMT
Source: The Guradian

China has some of world's most advanced weapon systems, Pentagon warns

Today 01:30 GMT

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