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    World Watch: Photo shoot captures shark bite in the Bahamas – UPI

    A model posing for some Instagram photos in the Bahamas ended up having the moment a shark bit her on the arm caught on camera. Katarina Zarutskie, 19, a model and student at the University of Miami, said her boyfriend’s father was taking photos of … Read more via UPI –...
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    World This Video Of A Squirrel Eating Out Of A Condom Sums Up 2018 – HuffPost

    Warning: This video is nuts! Which makes sense since it involves a squirrel eating out of an unwrapped condom. Emily Cole, a nanny in Portland, Maine, took the video of the squirrel while visiting Ferry Beach in nearby Scarborough with the kids on Monday. She posted it on Facebook, and …...
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    World Pompeo’s North Korea meeting went ‘as badly as it could have gone’ – CNN

    It began with great expectations, an eagerly-anticipated meeting with a reclusive leader, and a gift bag that included an Elton John CD. It ended with a scuttled rendezvous, statements declaring disappointment Continue reading "Pompeo’s North Korea meeting went ‘as badly as it could have...
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    World Americans Say Barack Obama Was Best President of Their Lifetimes – Time

    A plurality of Americans named Barack Obama the best president of their lifetimes. In a survey by the Pew Research Center, 44% named Obama the best or second-best president of their lifetimes, followed by 33% who named Bill Clinton and 32% who named Ronald Reagan. Respondents mentioned Donald...
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    World Outrage as PM revealed Brexit plan could be changed as Merkel cleared it – The Sun

    THERESA May faces a fresh outcry after claims she told Ministers she couldn’t alter her Brexit plan – as she’d “cleared it” with Angela Merkel. Reports claim stunned Cabinet Ministers were given the extraordinary excuse at the crunch Chequers summit last Friday..... Read more via The Sun –...
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    World China investigates sudden aircraft drop – BBC News

    Chinese authorities are investigating why a plane was forced to drop more than 6,500m (21,000ft) due to loss of cabin pressure. The Air China flight from Hong Kong to Dalian lost altitude rapidly and oxygen masks … Read more via BBC News – Get more World News
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    World May hopes Trump visit will boost US-UK links – BBC News

    President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK will be an opportunity to boost trade links and strengthen cooperation on security, Theresa May has said. The PM also warned Mr Trump not to ignore the "malign behaviour" of Russia when he meets Vladimir Putin on … Read more via BBC News –...
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    World Twitter to close fake, suspicious accounts – Premium Times Nigeria

    Twitter users will see a drop in their follower counts on Thursday as the company clamps down on “problematic” and “fake’’ accounts, The New York Times is reporting. Twitter will begin removing tens of millions of suspicious accounts from users’ followers signaling a major new … Read more...