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Source: The Guradian

Why is Love Island so popular You asked Google – here’s the answer

Thursday 10:54 GMT

Prior to this season of Love Island starting, a very happily married couple I know were discussing whether they would succumb.

Love Island, in essence, is not about love but about loyalty – not only between the couples but the fake or not friendships that guide the participants in their most vulnerable moments.

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Source: Common Domain

The Morning Ledger: German Car Makers Propose Scrapping Tariffs

Thursday 10:54 GMT

German auto makers are proposing to abandon all import tariffs for cars between the European Union and the U.S., a peace offering aimed at resolving part of the trade friction between the Trump administration and EU leaders, report the WSJ's William Boston and Bojan Pancevski.

It comes after tensions between the U.S. and China escalated earlier this week, with President Trump threatening to impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports.

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Source: BBC

MSF aid workers 'used local prostitutes'

Friday 03:25 GMT

Aid workers at charity Medecins Sans Frontieres used local prostitutes while working in Africa, whistleblowers have told the Victoria Derbyshire programme.

The allegations were made against logistical staff, and not doctors or nurses, at MSF - one of the world's biggest foreign aid agencies, also known as Doctors Without Borders. One former employee, who worked out of the charity's London office, said she had seen a senior member of staff bring girls back to MSF accommodation while posted in Kenya.

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Source: CBS News

Joe Biden endorses Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor

Thursday 10:54 GMT

Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Stacey Abrams Wednesday in her bid to become Georgia's first Democratic governor in 15 years and the nation's first-ever black female state executive.

That means he's backed House candidates like Pennsylvania's Conor Lamb, who pointedly opposes sweeping new gun restrictions, but also Texan Gina Ortiz Jones, who supports a single-payer, government-run health insurance system.

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Source: CBS News

500-million-year-old sea creature named after President Obama

Friday 14:36 GMT

Researchers at University of California, Riverside discovered two new prehistoric organisms, and named one Obamus coronatus, in honor of President Obama.

Over 500 million years ago, deep in the dark, vast ocean, lived a creature that would one day have a connection to a 21st century American president. Researchers at University of California, Riverside discovered two new prehistoric organisms, and named one Obamus coronatus, in honor of President Obama.

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Source: NBC News

#Pride30: GMHC's Kelsey Louie is advocating for those living with HIV

Thursday 10:54 GMT

Armed with a determination to help people and find a more rigorous way to manage a nonprofit, Kelsey Louie has been leading 36-year-old HIV services organization GMHC (formerly the Gay Men’s Health Crisis) as its CEO since 2014.

Louie spoke with NBC News for NBC Out’s #Pride30 special about what drew him to nonprofit work, misconceptions about HIV and GMHC’s iconic co-founder Larry Kramer. “When I was much younger I wanted to become a doctor, and as I was going through my studies in college, I realized there were many more ways to help people, and then I realized social work was what I really wanted to do because of the types of people I wanted to work with.

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Source: Common Domain

Amazon shares fall after Supreme Court ruling on sales tax, as brick-and-mortar retailers gain

Friday 14:36 GMT

Amazon.com Inc. shares slid 1.3% Thursday while bricks-and-mortar store operators rallied, after the Supreme Court ruled that states have the right to collect sales taxes on internet companies that do not have a physical presence in their states.

“In the case of Amazon, its proprietary sales will be largely unaffected as it is already collecting sales tax in ‘sales tax’ states in which it operates a physical presence, however, the impact on its growing third-party business could be meaningful as, up until now, a chunk of these sales have not been taxed,” said Moody’s lead retail analyst Charlie O’Shea. Read: These 6 stocks help you build an anti-FAANG portfolio that will beat the ‘Amazon effect’. “As Amazon has continued to thrive despite losing the obvious pricing benefit it used to have from not collecting sales taxes in its proprietary business, it remains to be seen if this new ruling will have any real impact on its third-party sales, or if the convenience for shoppers and growing benefits to Prime members will mitigate the pricing shift,” he said.

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Source: NBC News

More than 1 million children were victims of ID theft last year

Friday 14:36 GMT

More than 1 million children in the U.S. were ID theft victims last year, resulting in losses of $2.67 billion, according to the 2018 Child Identity Fraud Study by Javelin Strategy & Research.

Of those who were notified that their information was breached, 39 percent of the children became fraud victims, compared with 19 percent of the adults notified about a breach. “Children are more likely to become fraud victims after a breach because their core identity elements, like Social Security numbers, are more valuable for criminals,” Pascual told NBC News.

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Source: DW

WHO removes trandergenderism from mental illness list

Thursday 06:14 GMT

Transgender people should no longer be considered as suffering from mental illness, according to a new UN categorization.

The reason for the reclassification of transgenderism was that the "evidence is now clear that it is not a mental disorder, and indeed classifying it in this can cause enormous stigma for people who are transgender." However, WHO said transgenderism cannot be assigned prior to puberty and "gender variant behavior and preferences alone are not a basis for assigning the diagnosis."

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Source: CBS News

Anger mounts, almost 180 missing after Indonesia ferry sinks

Thursday 09:02 GMT

Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia's government for not enforcing basic safety measures on passenger boats and pleaded Wednesday for a bigger search effort for at least 178 people missing since a ferry sank on a picturesque Sumatran lake early this week.

Ferry tragedies are common in Indonesia, an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands, with weak enforcement of safety regulations often to blame.

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Source: New York Times

How a Pastor and a Popcorn Shop Owner Helped Save Pride in Starkville

Friday 10:00 GMT

This is the story of pride in Starkville and how over the course of a little more than a month in February and March, the city of roughly 25,000 people went from denying an event permit, because of religious concerns, to hosting a Pride parade that attracted more than 2,500 people and featured multiple religious leaders.

As other organizers followed, with their own carefully crafted, generally upbeat speeches, Rosa Dalomba, 29, the owner of a local popcorn store, found herself moved and disturbed.

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Source: Reuters

SEC judge appointments unconstitutional, U.S. high court says

Friday 21:06 GMT

The U.S. Supreme Court gave presidents more control over key jobs in federal agencies on Thursday, ruling that the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected in-house judges who enforce investor protection laws violated the U.S. Constitution.

The justices agreed with President Donald Trump’s administration that the SEC, in having low-level staff install administrative law judges, infringed upon powers given to the president in the U.S. Constitution’s “appointments clause” regarding the filling of certain federal posts.

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Source: New York Times

Extinct Gibbon Found in Tomb of Ancient Chinese Emperor’s Grandmother

Saturday 03:23 GMT

British researchers have identified a gibbon found in an ancient Chinese tomb as a never-before-seen, now-extinct genus and species.

Samuel Turvey, a conservationist and gibbon expert, was touring a Chinese museum in 2009 when a partial skull caught his eye. It had been found buried, along with several other animals in the tomb of Lady Xia, a grandmother of China’s first emperor Qin Shihuang, in what is now Shaanxi, China.

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Source: Fox News

ABC News apologizes to Paul Manafort after falsely reporting he pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges

Thursday 16:26 GMT

ABC News issued an embarrassing apology on Wednesday after airing a graphic that falsely stated former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort pleaded guilty to five counts of manslaughter.

During a live ABC News special report on Trump discussing plans to sign an executive order regarding the ongoing immigration issue of separating families, ABC's on-screen graphic said, “Manafort pleads guilty to 5 charges of manslaughter.”

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Source: The Guradian

Disney raises offer for 21st Century Fox to $71.3bn and outflanks Comcast

Thursday 13:39 GMT

Disney has boosted its offer for 21st Century Fox to more than $71bn in a bid to knock rival Comcast out of the battle to buy the bulk of Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment empire.

“We are extremely proud of the businesses we have built at 21st Century Fox and firmly believe that this combination with Disney will unlock even more value for shareholders as the new Disney continues to set the pace at a dynamic time for our industry,” Murdoch, the executive chairman of Fox, said. “We remain convinced that the combination of Fox’s iconic assets, brands and franchises with Disney’s will create one of the greatest, most innovative companies in the world.”

Source: The Guradian

How family separations caused Trump's first retreat – and deepened his bunker mentality

Today 02:27 GMT
Source: CTV

Trump administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

Today 02:27 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Families torn apart: the anatomy of Trump's immigration U-turn

Today 02:26 GMT
Source: CTV

Saudi women hit the roads as driving ban ends

Today 01:32 GMT
Source: DW

US suspends more military exercises with South Korea

Today 02:26 GMT
Source: Global News

Justice Department provides new classified Russia probe documents to Republicans

Today 02:27 GMT
Source: New York Times

Germany vs. Sweden: World Cup 2018 Live

Today 02:27 GMT
Source: Common Domain

In the U.K., the Average Asking Price is 45% Above the Average Sale Price

Friday 06:09 GMT
Source: The Guradian

YouTube faces paying billions to music stars after copyright vote

Thursday 08:11 GMT
Source: Global News

Reduce taxes, fees to help grow Canada’s airline industry, lower prices: study

Friday 03:25 GMT
Source: Common Domain

England’s Southend-on-Sea Has Seen Prices Rise Almost 291% Since 2000

Thursday 21:00 GMT
Source: CBS News

Florida teen is first known human to contract virus usually found in animals

Saturday 13:37 GMT
Source: Reuters

Xi says China must lead way in reform of global governance

Today 02:27 GMT
Source: Global News

Welcome to the era of flat home prices

Thursday 16:26 GMT

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