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Source: The Guradian

Multiple surgeries aren’t the best care for endometriosis. Ask Lena Dunham

Today 06:05 GMT

For Lena Dunham, her endometriosis journey is not yet done, but we can do more to make sure that the young girls and women of today and the future have a clearer, brighter, less painful path to tread from hers and the millions of other endometriosis sufferers wake.

Women with endometriosis have suffered for far too long and advocates like Lena Dunham have helped put the disease on the map. But it is imperative to note that the extreme measure of hysterectomy means an end to a woman’s ability to carry her own baby and may not end her pain and suffering.

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Source: The Guradian

Communist past returns to haunt embattled Czech PM

Today 06:05 GMT

Only the fear of being unmasked as a collaborator seemed to cloud the businessman’s horizon as he signed up as an informer for communist Czechoslovakia’s secret police in jarringly jovial surroundings.

Perhaps not coincidentally, the Czech Communist party, which holds 15 seats in the 200-member parliament and opposes membership of the EU and Nato, is one of the few groupings to express possible willingness to support a Babiš government.

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Source: DW

Syrian army to help Kurdish forces repel Turkish offensive in Afrin: reports

Today 06:05 GMT

The Damascus government and Kurdish forces have reportedly agreed to join forces in Afrin to counter an ongoing Turkish offensive.

The Syrian army could enter the Kurdish-held enclave in Afrin within the next two days after the Kurds agreed to let the Damascus government repel a Turkish offensive, Reuters news agency reported on Sunday, citing a senior Kurdish official. The agreement, supposedly brokered by Russia, further complicates the conflict in Northern Syria as rivalries and alliances among Kurdish forces, the Syrian government, rebel factions, Turkey, the United States and Russia become more entangled.

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Source: Washington Post

Fergie and Kevin Hart stage epic battle for worst NBA all-star pregame performance

Today 06:05 GMT

Not before Kevin Hart and Fergie dragged out the pregame proceedings in painful, interminable fashion, drawing almost nothing but howls from the Internet.

Kevin Durant takes blame for creating ‘a thing’ between Russell Westbrook and himself. ‘I owe you an apology’: Shaquille O’Neal explains why he loves Kobe Bryant years after feud

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Source: The Guradian

Will fentanyl deaths be the tipping point for our broken drugs policies?

Today 06:05 GMT

Fentanyl is the unbelievably potent opioid drug cited in the deaths of such stars as Michael Jackson, Tom Petty and Prince.

Fentanyl is so toxic that even inhaling small particles can be dangerous, but for the amoral people selling it to the addicts who often use it intravenously, it has no end of advantages, starting with basic economics: whereas a kilo of heroin is said to cost $6,000 (£4,300) to produce and will sell for a few hundred thousand dollars, the respective figures for fentanyl are put at $4,000, and as much as $1.6m.

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Source: BBC

Who is billionaire jeweller in fraud probe?

Today 06:05 GMT

The billionaire diamond trader and jeweller to Hollywood and Bollywood stars who shares a surname with the country's prime minister - is in the news for very different reasons.

This week, the same bank publicly alleged that the jeweller was among those involved in an alleged $1.8bn fraud - which has led to fears for India's second-largest state-run bank. This was echoed by India's law and justice minister, who told a press conference that "Nirav Modi and his accomplices attempted to bypass established banking channels by perpetrating this fraud".

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Source: New York Times

Bitcoin Thieves Threaten Real Violence for Virtual Currencies

Today 06:05 GMT

At a conference for about 170 leaders in the virtual currency industry this month, there was a panel discussion about how to deal with the threat of robbery, extortion and kidnappings in which the criminals seek Bitcoin or other virtual currencies.

Now, big holders of Bitcoin and its brethren have become alluring marks for criminals, especially since the prices of virtual currencies entered the stratosphere last year.

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Source: NBC News

The best items from Amazon's new '$10 & Under with Free Shipping' site

Sunday 23:41 GMT

Hide your sponge under the sink with this storage caddy that can be attached to the cabinet door or tile backsplash with damage-free Command strips.

Declutter your space with this 11-by-10-by-9-inch collapsible storage basket that can hold (and hide!) things like toys, magazines and knickknacks. All prices are subject to change and items could sell out based on the merchant’s inventory.

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Source: The Guradian

Emmanuel Macron challenged over attitude to France’s former colonies

Today 06:05 GMT

Alain Mabanckou, the acclaimed Congolose writer, has rejected Emmanuel Macron’s project to boost French-speaking worldwide, calling instead for a complete overhaul of the club of French-speaking countries known as la Francophonie, which he warned had become an instrument of French imperialism propping up African dictators.

Macron’s representative Leila Slimani insisted at a convention on the French-speaking world in Paris last week that she wanted to modernise global French, open up the language with “real objectives in terms of human rights, gender equality and the defence of democracy.”

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Source: Common Domain

Walmart preview: It has a competitive moat in food that even Amazon may have trouble crossing

Today 05:10 GMT

Susquehanna raised the retail giant’s price target to $126 from $115 “based on our sum-of-the-parts valuation and our increased conviction that Walmart has a defensive moat in food and a viable final-mile delivery solution,” analysts led by Bill Dreher wrote in a Friday note.

Ahead of Walmart Inc.’s fourth-quarter 2018 earnings on Tuesday, Susquehanna Financial Group analysts reiterated its positive stock rating due to the giant’s position in food.

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Source: Fox News

British model Chloe Ayling: 'If it wasn't me, I would think it was just crazy'

Sunday 23:41 GMT

BRITISH MODEL CHLOE AYLING SUFFERED PHYSICAL VIOLENCE, 'BRUTALLY TRANSPORTED IN LUGGAGE,' POLICE TESTIFY. Doubts were raised after the lawyer for Lukasz Herba, 30, one of the alleged captors, argued that the kidnapping may have been staged to boost Ayling’s modeling career.

The website reported that during the interview, Ayling is quizzed on omissions and inconsistencies in her story, including why she did not tell Italian police she’d been shoe shopping with one of her alleged abductors during the ordeal.

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Source: CBS News

Photo of rescued gorilla in arms of caretaker wins wildlife photo of the year award

Today 06:05 GMT

A heartfelt picture of a young gorilla embraced by her rescuer was chosen as the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice Award.

The winning image shows Pikin, a lowland gorilla, waking up in the arms of her caretaker, Appolinaire Ndohoudou, while she was being moved between animal sanctuaries. McArthur, who was in the passenger seat, said she was "nervous" as she snapped photos of the pair, but had feeling it was special.

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Source: Fox News

What do Christians mean when they say 'God spoke to me'

Today 05:10 GMT

I didn’t become a Christian until the age of thirty-five, and prior to that time, I also found it disturbing when Christians said, “God spoke to me last night,” or, “Jesus told me I should do this (or that).”

If the Bible is, indeed, “breathed out by God” (2 Timothy 3:16), and “the word of God is living and active” (Hebrews 4:12), there might be many ways someone could legitimately say, “God spoke to me.” Here, for example, are four:. “God spoke to me through scripture” The Bible is more than an ancient record of historical events and theological truths, its also a wise and time-tested guidebook, filled with insight and advice.

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Source: New York Times

Farhad’s Week in Tech: Netflix Gets a Star, and Google’s Conflicted Ad Blocker

Sunday 23:41 GMT

Each Friday, Farhad Manjoo, technology columnist at The New York Times, reviews the week’s news, offering analysis and maybe a joke or two about the most important developments in the tech industry.

We’ll be talking about some of the major themes we’re aiming to cover in the tech world this year — artificial intelligence, crypto and the responsibility of tech companies, for example.

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Source: Common Domain

Austin Dillon wins 60th Daytona 500

Today 05:10 GMT

Austin Dillon won the 60th Daytona 500 in an overtime finish set up by a massive crash with two laps to go in the race’s original 200-lap distance.

Sunday, Austin Dillon, the grandson of Earnhardt’s team owner Richard Childress, became the ninth consecutive different winner in the last nine Daytona 500s and the fourth straight first-time winner in the annals of the Great American Race. Nearly 20 years to the day, the fabled No. 3 Chevrolet was back in victory lane at Daytona International Speedway.

Source: The Guradian

Students who escaped Florida shooting voice anger at Trump as protests spread

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: CTV

Trump's Twitter tirades turn to Oprah

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: CBS News

Transcript: John Podesta on "Face the Nation," Feb. 18, 2018

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump lashes out over Russia probe in angry and error-laden tweetstorm

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: NBC News

Russian curler faces scrutiny after doping tests return positive

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: ABC News

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: BBC

Swastikas drawn on Poland's Israel embassy

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: CTV

#BeccaToldMeTo: Teen who inspired kindness movement dies at 18

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump inaugural committee directed $26 million for event production to firm connected to Melania Trump adviser

Friday 21:53 GMT
Source: Washington Post

How two GMU professors teamed up to create high-tech music

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: Global News

Trudeau, Sajjan ask to meet with Indian politician who criticized Canadian government

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: DW

As China takes 'center stage,' Europe stands at a crossroads

Friday 21:53 GMT
Source: BBC

What to look out for at London Fashion Week

Saturday 11:48 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Treasury yields lower as bond market settles down from wild swings this week

Saturday 13:36 GMT

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