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Source: BBC

Mt Hope installed as 'UK's highest peak'

Tuesday 00:37 GMT

Mt Hope, which is sited in the part of the Antarctic claimed by the UK, was recently re-measured and found to tower above the previous title holder, Mt Jackson, by a good 50m (160ft).

As well as giving Mt Hope its new status, the reassessment has provided a more complete description of the relief across the quadrant of Antarctica claimed by Britain. "There have been plane crashes on the continent and we believe some of them may have been due to poor mapping."

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Source: BBC

EU deal not binding - David Davis

Monday 11:46 GMT

Asked if Theresa May's deal would mean Britain would stay very close to the single market and the customs union, he said: "Yes, and I think that's the right thing and I think we should hold her to that because that goes to the heart of the question what sort of Britain do we want to be?. "Do we see Europe as our major trading partner in the future or do we want to rip ourselves apart from that?". Asked if Britain would have to carry on paying some money in, he said: "Norway pays money in, they do it actually on a voluntary basis... there may have to be payments, that's to be negotiated."

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Source: DW

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' receives praise at 'mind-blowing' premiere

Monday 11:46 GMT

The cast of the eighth installment of the Star Wars science fiction saga took to the red carpet on Saturday evening ahead of the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi.". "It's a 'Star Wars' movie, and the energy tonight is pretty amazing," said Andy Serkis, who played the arch villain Supreme Leader Snoke. The film is scheduled for release on Friday, with industry experts expecting it to open with a weekend total of some $220 million (186 million euros), just shy of the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" film that debuted in 2015 and raked in $248 million on its opening weekend.

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Source: The Guradian

Boris Johnson ends Iran visit without agreement on jailed Briton

Monday 11:46 GMT

Boris Johnson, the UK foreign secretary, has ended his two-day visit to Iran without any announcement on the release of the British dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, but has agreed with President Rouhani that Britain and Iran wanted to make progress “on the removal of all obstacles in the Anglo-Iranian relationship”. The brief statement came after Johnson met Rouhani for an hour to discuss regional and bilateral issues including US and UK banking restrictions and UK concerns “about the consular cases of dual nationals”.

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Source: Fox News

Democratic campaign flyer compares Roy Moore to George Wallace, says he supports segregation

Tuesday 00:37 GMT

A mailer sent by the campaign of Alabama Senate Democratic nominee Doug Jones compares Republican opponent Roy Moore to the former segregationist governor George Wallace just days after the Jones campaign faced a social media backlash over a different racially-charged flyer.

On Sunday, his campaign brought in a number of high-profile Democratic black lawmakers to Alabama to campaign for him, including New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Alabama Rep. Terri Sewell, Georgia Rep. Sanford Bishop and Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond.

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Source: The Guradian

Lin-Manuel Miranda: ‘Hamilton is an insane idea, but the story works’

Monday 11:46 GMT

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the America-born, Puerto Rico-infused lyricist-performer-megastar, has a deep streak of Anglophilia.

There’s YouTube evidence of the performance and it’s clear that Miranda, who’d never met the president before, is nervous; well, as nervous as Miranda ever gets, which is not especially.

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Source: Common Domain

Shohei Ohtani shines in the spotlight of stardom during Angels introduction

Monday 11:46 GMT

The reasons Shohei Ohtani signed with the Angels remain a mystery, hidden somewhere behind his boyish smile and camouflaged by his polite diction.

Still, the teams that wondered why Ohtani chose the Angels over them Friday were probably asking themselves the same questions Saturday. The courteous evasiveness practiced by Ohtani was a reminder of how natural environments like this are to him.

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Source: CBS News

Racism dispute at bakery roils in Oberlin, Ohio

Tuesday 00:37 GMT

OBERLIN, Ohio -- Students at Oberlin College have long enjoyed pastries, bagels and chocolates from Gibson's Bakery, a century-old, family-owned business near campus.

The dispute, which began in November 2016 with the arrest of three black Oberlin students who were accused of stealing wine from Gibson's, is now a lawsuit in which the exasperated bakery owners accuse the college and a top dean of slandering Gibson's as a "racist establishment" and taking steps to destroy the family's livelihood.

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Source: Common Domain

The pundits were wrong about Assad and the Islamic State. As usual, they're not willing to admit it

Monday 11:46 GMT

John Bolton, former United Nations ambassador under George W. Bush, insisted in the New York Times that “defeating the Islamic State” is “neither feasible nor desirable” if Assad remains in power. Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham asserted that “defeating Islamic State also requires defeating Bashar Assad.”

Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham asserted that “defeating Islamic State also requires defeating Bashar Assad.” Kenneth Pollack of the Brookings Institution prescribed a policy of “building a new Syrian opposition army capable of defeating both President Bashar al-Assad and the more militant Islamists.”

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Source: BBC

Is Trump the WTO's biggest threat?

Tuesday 00:37 GMT

Peter Ungphakorn, another former WTO insider, wrote "Whoever joins the dance this time, for the WTO it won't be a last tango in Buenos Aires".

Earlier this year Trump told Fox News: "the WTO was set up to benefit of everybody but us…We lose the lawsuits, almost all of the lawsuits in the WTO." Few WTO observers would share that view as the US has been such a key and leading player throughout the WTO's history and indeed in the system that preceded it dating back to the late 1940s.

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Source: BBC

Ashes: England know behaviour must improve - Moeen Ali

Monday 11:46 GMT

"We're all grown men and we should know how to behave," said Moeen, who captained England for the drawn game at Richardson Park.

Batsman Ben Duckett was dropped from the Ashes tour game against a Cricket Australia XI for pouring a drink over bowler James Anderson in a Perth bar. "We're all grown men and we should know how to behave," said Moeen, who captained England for the drawn game at Richardson Park.

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Source: CBS News

Why Donald Sutherland?

Tuesday 00:37 GMT

"When Michael Gavshon said to me, 'What do you think about Donald Sutherland?' I was like, 'Honestly ... I just haven't given him a lot of thought,'" Cooper recalls in an interview with 60 Minutes Overtime's Ann Silvio. "I realized I don't really know anything about Donald Sutherland.". "[Jeff] wasn't particularly enthused," Gavshon says.

The video above was produced by Ann Silvio, Lisa Orlando, Will Croxton, and Sarah Shafer Prediger, and Rebecca Chertok Gonsalves.

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Source: The Week

4 ways to have a great holiday party on a budget

Monday 11:46 GMT

With some advance planning, you can have a great holiday party that everyone will be talking about for years to come, and not because of frequent visits by the police or Uncle Fred's stirring rendition of Aerosmith hits.

If you are throwing an informal party, make your own simple and whimsical paper invitations, or simply save on paper and postage and go completely paperless.

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Source: Common Domain

2017: The year we argued about the evidence in front of our eyes

Monday 11:46 GMT

Yet insofar as we are now more savvy in our relationship with images, it is only relative to those who saw them with uncomplicated eyes.

The fight over football players kneeling during the national anthem has played out, in part, through Photoshopped memes of NFL stars burning American flags. After Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston, social media users passed around jpegs of sharks swimming along a freeway.

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Source: New York Times

Tracy Stallard, Who Gave Up Historic Maris Homer, Dies at 80

Tuesday 00:37 GMT

Tracy Stallard, who became a footnote in baseball history for throwing the pitch that the Yankees’ Roger Maris hit for his 61st home run on the last day of the 1961 season — breaking one of the game’s most cherished records, Babe Ruth’s 60-homer season for the 1927 Yankees — died on Wednesday in Kingsport, Tenn.

Evart Tracy Stallard, one of three children of Artice Stallard and the former Thelma Richardson, was born on Aug. 31, 1937, in Coeburn, Va., a coal town.

Source: Common Domain

Alabama Senate race churns into final hours, still too close to predict

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: ABC News

What Doug Jones' election could mean for the U.S. Senate

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: The Guradian

The defeat of Roy Moore in Alabama is a rare moment to lift the spirits

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: CBS News

How Doug Jones beat Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump attack on Gillibrand criticized as sexually suggestive and demeaning

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: DW

'Burning a flag is like burning one's own integrity,' says Israeli ambassador to Germany

Today 10:52 GMT
Source: Global News

Donald Trump says sexual misconduct accusations ‘fabricated stories of women who I don’t know’

Today 10:52 GMT
Source: Global News

Here’s what the new mortgage rules will do to home prices in 2018: Royal LePage

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: BBC

Spotify and Tencent Music strike deal

Monday 17:16 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Here’s Why YouTube’s Streaming Music Could Be a Huge Deal

Tuesday 16:23 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Advertising Guidelines for Online Sponsored, Branded & Featured Content

Monday 01:31 GMT
Source: Common Domain

How Much Should You Save for Retirement Why the 10% Rule Could Work

Tuesday 07:01 GMT
Source: NBC News

China remembers 142K killed in massacre, offers 'friendship' to Japan

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: Global News

Trump directs NASA to send Americans to the Moon, lay foundations for Mars mission

Tuesday 16:24 GMT

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