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Source: BBC

What to expect at the 2018 Bafta Awards

Sunday 17:16 GMT

The Time's Up movement's first initiative saw guests at the Golden Globe awards dress in black to bring attention to the fight against sexual harassment in Hollywood.

Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water leads this year with 12 nominations in total - including best film and best director. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Darkest Hour are close behind, with nine nominations each.

Source: The Guradian

Saakashvili supporters march in Kiev calling for president to quit

Sunday 17:16 GMT

Thousands of supporters of the deported former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili have marched through the streets of Kiev, demanding the impeachment of the Ukrainian president.

Saakashvili is wanted by the Georgian government on multiple criminal charges, which he says are politically motivated.

Source: Washington Post

Kelly makes changes to White House security clearance process after abuse allegations against top aide

Saturday 20:56 GMT

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, under pressure over his handling of allegations of domestic abuse against a top aide, has approved an overhaul of how the White House manages security-clearance investigations, acknowledging missteps but putting the onus on the FBI and the Justice Department to now hand-deliver updates and provide more information.

The White House has struggled over the past week to explain how the security clearance process worked in Porter’s case and when top officials were informed about the allegations against him, offering shifting explanations of what occurred.

Source: Common Domain

The stock market’s new ‘wall of worry’ is built on inflation and rate fears

Sunday 10:50 GMT

The U.S. stock market on Friday posted one of its best weekly performances in years, recapturing half of the losses from the startling market correction earlier this month and discovering a new “wall of worry” to climb.

New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley is slated to speak on Thursday, while Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Loretta Mester and San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams have speaking engagements on Friday.

Source: Washington Post

After a lost season, Nationals’ Shawn Kelley is ‘just glad it’s 2018’

Saturday 20:56 GMT

The Nationals wanted to make sure his right elbow, injected with stem cells last fall, was strong enough for Kelley to compete for a bullpen spot this spring.

A year ago, Kelley arrived at spring training to compete for the closer role coming off his best season as a major leaguer. A team that wasn’t expecting to compete for a World Series wouldn’t be paying trainers to check on guys in the offseason.”

Source: Common Domain

In Hospitals, Pneumonia Is a Lethal Enemy

Sunday 10:50 GMT

Hospital-acquired pneumonia is more pervasive and urgent than most people realize, a new study warns, and hospitals in America aren’t adequately addressing prevention.

Dr. Baker and her co-author Barbara Quinn contend that hospitals could prevent many pneumonia cases if they stepped up basic, hands-on nursing care. Experts recommend a combination of techniques, such as making sure patients are elevated in their beds and getting them to move and walk about, so air moves through their lungs and germs don’t settle in.

Source: NBC News

Legendary climber Jim Bridwell dies at 73

Sunday 10:50 GMT

Jim Bridwell, a hard-partying hippie and legendary climber who lived his life vertically on some of the toughest peaks in Yosemite National Park, has died.

Fellow climber Dean Fidelman, 62, told the San Francisco Chronicle how Bridwell was the person you would go to if you got into trouble on a climb. "He was the kind of guy who brought out the best of you... but he was also a child of the '60s, a hard drinking guy, who took acid trips as part of his journey and smoked unfiltered Camels almost until the end of his life," Fidelman said.

Source: Fox News

Domestic violence survivor torches wedding dress at garage sale

Sunday 14:30 GMT

Last weekend, Briana Barksdale welcomed friends and fellow residents of Spring, Tex. over for a garage sale that was anything but ordinary — she was commemorating her divorce made official and celebrating her survival of an abusive marriage.

Before Barksdale set the dress on fire, garage sale goers signed the gown, some with more colorful language than others against her ex-husband of 13 years, Mike.

Source: Fox News

Jamie Foxx walks out on ESPN interview after Katie Holmes relationship questions

Sunday 02:25 GMT

Jamie Foxx walked off an interview with ESPN after the host asked the Academy Award-winning actor about his rumored relationship with actress Katie Holmes.

Smith asked Foxx about being prepared for the game before he tried to transition the conversation to the actor's private relationship with Holmes, 39.. “And I know you’ve prepared and I saw pictures,” Smith asked. Foxx, 50, was speaking with “SportsCenter” host Michael Smith on Friday before the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in which the actor was playing, E! News reported.

Source: Washington Post

In Utah, the fight against porn is increasingly being framed as a public health crisis

Sunday 02:25 GMT

In this heavily religious state, the fight against porn is increasingly being framed not as a moral crusade but as a public health crisis.

Now others who are wary of the ways in which porn has proliferated in the information age are adopting Utah’s public health framing. About 60 percent of Utahns and nearly 90 percent of the state’s lawmakers are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has declared “depiction, in pictures or writing, that is intended to inappropriately arouse sexual feelings” to be “a tool of the adversary,” the descriptor Mormons often use for Satan.

Source: New York Times

4 Israelis Hurt by Bomb Set in Flag at Gaza Fence, Igniting Night of Fighting

Sunday 10:50 GMT

Four Israeli soldiers were wounded Saturday, two of them severely, by an explosive device that the Israeli military said had been attached to a Palestinian flag and placed along the Gaza border during protests there on Friday.

Colonel Conricus said the Israeli soldiers, whose injuries were not life-threatening, were hurt as they inspected a Palestinian flag that had been placed along the Gaza-Israel fence Friday morning amid a chaotic riot of hundreds of protesters, who were throwing rocks and trying to tear down the fence — and who were also obscured from view by a morning fog.

Source: Washington Post

Reagan National’s rehab project will create some pain for drivers and travelers

Sunday 10:50 GMT

Work begins next week on a $1 billion revitalization project at Reagan National Airport that officials say will deliver a new concourse for short-hop flights and new security screening areas in 2021.

They ought to be very sensitive to what experience they are providing for people who are trying to get in and out of the airport and whether they are maintaining the principal benefit of Reagan, which has always been that it is convenient to get in and out,” Gilbert said.

Source: New York Times

In Praise of Alistair MacLean and the Male Romance

Sunday 10:50 GMT

As soon as the daring rescue was done, I ransacked my brother’s room and discovered an entire cache of Alistair MacLean.

Years later, I understood that these were in fact romance novels for boys, which means very little romance and lots of danger, complicated weaponry and battle-forged camaraderie. In between bouts of wheezing, I devoured one after the other: “South by Java Head,” “When Eight Bells Toll,” “The Guns of Navarone,” “Night Without End,” “Ice Station Zebra” and, my favorite, “The Golden Rendezvous.”

Source: NBC News

I hired a stylist — and it taught me so much more than how to dress myself

Sunday 11:45 GMT

That's where I found myself, five years after trading a conventional go-to-the-office job for the freelance, work-from-home life.

While I forced myself to give up the decade-plus old jeans I'll never wear again, a few cherished items went into a memory box where they won't cause emotional and visual clutter in my closet. And happily I kept the stained/damaged and otherwise unlovable clothes out of landfills by stuffing a Mully Mutt dog bed duvet with them – brilliant!)

Source: Washington Post

Updates: Mixed bag of precipitation has begun and could create slick conditions this evening

Sunday 08:04 GMT

Some snow accumulation is possible, especially in colder areas north and west of the city, where slick conditions are most likely to develop, especially once it starts getting dark.

Heavier precipitation will move into the D.C. area rather quickly, especially between about 5 and 8 pm., and the increase in precipitation intensity and nightfall will drag surface temperatures down to around 30-34 degrees. 1 or 2 degrees will make a huge difference in what falls from the sky and on how many surfaces it accumulates on.

Source: DW

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

Saturday 16:21 GMT
Source: New York Times

In Colombia Border Town, Desperate Venezuelans Sell Hair to Survive

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: BBC

What to expect at the 2018 Bafta Awards

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Saakashvili supporters march in Kiev calling for president to quit

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Bundesliga LIVE: VfL Wolfsburg vs. Bayern Munich

Saturday 15:26 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Hanif Kureishi: my beautiful box-set binge

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Homeland: Claire Danes sulks her way through more relentless catastrophising

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: CTV

#BeccaToldMeTo: Teen who inspired kindness movement dies at 18

Today 08:59 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: Washington Post

Beats, rhymes and ice: Olympians rely on their tunes, and science backs them up

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The Pride Flag Waves at the Olympics for Adam Rippon

Today 06:05 GMT
Source: NBC News

Celebrate Lunar New Year with dumplings, noodles, meatballs and more

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Berlin 24/7: The sound of Berlin

Today 06:05 GMT

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