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 2019-07-17 21:15 

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Plastic bans proliferate in 2019 as planet drowns in trash...

As the world slowly wakes up to the scale of the plastic pollution problem, an increasing number of countries and cities are introducing bans on certain products. Not only can they help to prevent plastics from entering marine ecosystems, but they're ...

 2019-07-17 21:15 

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Chancellor Angela Merkel as art motif...

When Chancellor Angela Merkel presumably resigns her post in 2021 at the latest, she will join the Gallery of German Chancellor portraits in the capital. But it won't be the first time her likeness has appeared on canvas. As Merkel turns 65 on July 17...

 2019-07-17 21:15 

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Iran's Zarif says US diplomatic restrictions 'inhuman'...

Iran's top foreign policy official on Wednesday condemned tight travel restrictions on Iranian diplomats and their families living in Washington, claiming the curbs amounted to mistreatment. Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who arrived in New York on Sun...

 2019-07-17 21:05 

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Winners overlook rigged games' lack of fairness, study finds...

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to fairness and privilege, a new study finds it really is not about how you play the game. It's about whether you win or lose. A new experiment, played out as a card game, shows that even when the deck is literall...

 2019-07-17 21:05 

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Man charged in road rage killing of girl, 3, in Milwaukee...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man suspected of killing a 3-year-old girl in what Milwaukee police say was an act of road rage. Antonio Bratcher is accused of firing a gun from his sport utility vehicle into another vehicle Saturday mor...

 2019-07-17 21:04 

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All-white creature identified as rare albino porcupine...

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — A curious visitor to a Maine train museum that resembled a white throw pillow or perhaps a lost toupee turned out to be a rare albino porcupine. The young rodent turned up Tuesday at Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkpo...

 2019-07-17 21:04 

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US heat wave just warming up for long and scorching weekend...

DETROIT (AP) — The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend. Communities are preparing by offering buildings as cooling cen...

 2019-07-17 21:04 

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Prosecutors say father intentionally drove boys off pier...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man was charged Wednesday with capital murder after prosecutors say he drove his family off a Los Angeles pier, killing his two severely autistic sons. Ali Elmezayen (EL-mah-ZION) faces two counts of murder and one count of atte...

 2019-07-17 21:03 

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Prosecutors drop groping case against Kevin Spacey...

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors dropped a case Wednesday accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man at a resort island bar in 2016, more than a week after the accuser refused to testify about a missing cellphone the defense says contains information tha...

 2019-07-17 21:02 

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Mexico cuts budget for all, from athletes to archaeologists...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Seldom has a leftist been so austerity-minded as Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. In his first seven months in office Lopez Obrador has cut government posts and salaries, and drastically reduced spending on perks and...

 2019-07-17 21:01 

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Video shows Trump, Epstein chatting at 1992 Mar-a-Lago party...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Video footage unearthed by NBC News shows Donald Trump and wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein chatting at a party at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in 1992. NBC said the video posted Wednesday was recorded as part of a profile of Tru...

 2019-07-17 21:01 

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Phillies place Bruce on 10-day IL with strained oblique...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies placed veteran outfielder Jay Bruce on the 10-day injured list with a strained right oblique on Wednesday and recalled outfielder Nick Williams from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Bruce was injured on a checked...

 2019-07-17 21:01 

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Goldschmidt's 3-run homer lifts Cardinals over Pirates 6-5...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off Michael Feliz in the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Pittsburgh 6-5 on Wednesday, dealing the Pirates their fifth loss in six games. St. Louis trailed 4-3 when To...

 2019-07-17 21:01 

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House Democrats press Facebook to scale back currency plan...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook is facing fresh criticism from Congress over its plan to create a digital currency , with House Democrats asking the company to scale down the project. Members of the House Financial Services Committee say they can't t...

 2019-07-17 21:00 

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Novelty traffic symbols light up German cities and beyond...
 2019-07-17 21:00 

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Netflix's subscriber growth drops in 2Q, stock tumbles...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's video streaming service suffered a dramatic slowdown in growth during its traditionally sluggish spring season, a drop-off coming as it girds for even stiffer competition. The service picked up 2.7 million worldwid...

 2019-07-17 20:45 

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Augsburg's historical water system granted UNESCO World Heritage status...

Augsburg is filled with the sound of splashing water. This can be really refreshing in summer. In the old town, visitors will find numerous fountains that remind them that the bubbling cool water is really drinking water. In addition, the numerous canals ...

 2019-07-17 20:45 

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'The biggest problem is greed' says conservationist Jane Goodall...

In 1960, at the age of 26, Jane Goodall ventured to Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania to study chimpanzees. Her discoveries were groundbreaking and her approach to fieldwork was revolutionary. She immersed herself in the chimps' daily lives and g...

 2019-07-17 20:45 

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When America landed on the moon, the whole world did...

Fifty years on from the 1969 moon landing, the emotions still well up. "I was driving home when I stopped on a two-lane road. It was pitch dark, and I got out of the car. I looked up at the moon, and it was like, 'God, we got two people standing t...

 2019-07-17 20:45 

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Can the EU's Ursula von der Leyen fulfill her promises...

On Tuesday, MEPs narrowly backed Germany's Ursula von der Leyen to become the next president of the European Commission. In her bid for the European Union's top job, she made a range of promises and announcements, many of which appealed tremendous...

 2019-07-17 20:30 

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Beethoven Made in the Rhineland, part three...

The concert begins with a piano quintet that fortepianist Christine Schornsheim describes as one with "beautiful moments but no surprises." Schornsheim advises: "Just sit back and relax and listen to something pleasant. Just don't expect t...

 2019-07-17 20:30 

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Green Energy in the Philippines...
 2019-07-17 20:30 

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End of a 'secret' German military mission in Cameroon...

Besides Cameroon, Niger and Tunisia are two other African countries where Germany has military and police training missions not mandated by its parliament. Germany's defense ministry confirmed to DW that, according to the law, the government does not ...

 2019-07-17 20:30 

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UN court orders Pakistan to review Indian 'spy' death sentence...
 2019-07-17 20:15 

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German film producer, Holocaust survivor Artur Brauner, dies at age 100...

Renowned film producer Artur Brauner has died at the age of 100, his family announced on Sunday. Brauner produced more than 300 films as one of the industry's most productive and successful figures of the postwar period. His work includes Die Weisse R...

 2019-07-17 20:15 

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Joseph Haydn teams up with Nelson Mandela at the Rheingau Music Festival...

Soft passages from the song "Ukuthula" undulate gently down the long basilica. Then a thundering "Gloria" from Haydn's mass catapults a tsunami of sound that bounces off the stone walls. Subtitled "Nelson Mass," the composition...

 2019-07-17 20:15 

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From bratwurst to insect burgers: Snack bar culture in Germany...

Everyone in Germany is familiar with it: the greasy sausage stand on the main shopping strip where you think twice about actually picking up a snack. The selection is limited anyway: bratwurst, currywurst and french fries. And only mustard, ketchup or may...

 2019-07-17 20:15 

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Where German is still spoken in the US...

When Norman Sunday sits in front of his barn, he sometimes finds himself looking wistfully over his property. The 82-year-old farmer from the northeastern state of Pennsylvania knows that a decades-old family tradition is coming to an end. He once bred ca...

 2019-07-17 20:03 

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Man convicted for killing woman in front of her children...

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A man who served decades in prison for stabbing his wife 14 times in front of her daughter was convicted Wednesday in a nearly identical crime — stabbing a woman at least 11 times while her twin children watched. Albert Fl...

 2019-07-17 20:02 

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The Latest: Jury deliberates sentence for scholar's killer...

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing in the slaying of a visiting Chinese scholar (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Jurors have withdrawn to deliberate on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for kil...

 2019-07-17 20:02 

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Fans in Italy root for clever brown bear to elude captivity...

ROME (AP) — A brown bear in Italy has eluded capture for a third day, following its escape from an electrified enclosure in a forested Alpine region. Appeals mounted urging authorities not to shoot it. It's not clear how the bear got past an ele...

 2019-07-17 20:02 

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Parkland suspect allowed to skip hearings ahead of trial...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Parkland school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz will be allowed to skip many future court hearings as his planned trial draws closer in the 2018 massacre that left 17 people dead, a judge ruled Wednesday. Broward Circuit...

 2019-07-17 20:01 

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Florida migrant teen detention center sees dramatic downsize...

MIAMI (AP) — The nation's largest facility for migrant children has released hundreds of teens to relatives in recent days, easing overcrowding at the South Florida center that has come under intense criticism from Democratic lawmakers who call ...

 2019-07-17 20:01 

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R. Kelly doesn't have freedom, money for this legal battle...

CHICAGO (AP) — The difference between R. Kelly's life in 2002 when he was last charged with child sex-related crimes and his arrest last week on even more serious charges was on full display when the R&B singer turned and slowly walked out of co...

 2019-07-17 20:00 

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Data shows flood of opioids across US, many of them generics...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of OxyContin has been cast as the chief villain in the nation's opioid crisis. But newly released government figures suggest Purdue Pharma had plenty of help in flooding the U.S. with billions of pills even as overdos...

 2019-07-17 19:45 

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James Simon Gallery opens on Berlin's Museum Island...

Since Ieoh Ming Pei's glass pyramid for the Louvre in Paris, no entrance building for a museum has attracted as much attention as the new James Simon Gallery in Berlin. When the building flanking Berlin's central culture hub was officially opened ...

 2019-07-17 19:45 

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Galileo satellite navigation system out of action...

Since July 11, the regular functions of the European satellite navigation system Galileo have no longer been available to users. The European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) in Prague informed its customers of the failure. Use at your own...

 2019-07-17 19:45 

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Opinion: Rodrigo Duterte, protector of women's rights?...

As if we needed more proof that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte does not know what he's doing, he's signed a law creating "safe streets and public spaces" by penalizing acts of sexual harassment on the streets, online work places and ...

 2019-07-17 19:45 

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Egypt begins restoring golden coffin of Tutankhamun...

Tutankhamun's gold-plated coffin will have its first renovation for over 90 years. The Boy King's sarcophagus has not been altered since it was found in 1922. But the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities said on Wednesday that the repair works were es...

 2019-07-17 19:45 

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WorldLink: Art smart...

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 2019-07-17 19:30 

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Climate change compounds hunger, conflicts, German aid group says...

The world's southern hemisphere poor were bearing the brunt of climate change caused by rich, fossil-fuel consumers of the global North, Welthungerhilfe President Marlehn Thieme said in Berlin on Wednesday. Presenting the Bonn-based organization's...

 2019-07-17 19:30 

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Swiss writer Lukas Brfuss wins prestigious Georg Bchner Prize...

The Swiss writer and playwright Lukas Brfuss has been named the winner of the Georg Bchner Prize in 2019, the German Academy for Language and Literature that issues the award announced on Tuesday in Darmstadt. The prize, given to a German-language author ...

 2019-07-17 19:30 

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Tourism in Hamburg — sustainably different!...

It's hot in Hamburg, 34 degrees (93 F) in the shade. The order of the day is to move slowly and drink a lot. Water bottle out and ... someone says "Cheers — is that a Korn?" Meaning Korn, the clear schnapps from northern Germany. The lig...

 2019-07-17 19:30 

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Jazz Live: Lucia Cadotsch...

Classics by Kurt Weill, Billy Holiday and Henry Mancini, given a makeover with solo voice, bass and saxophone: that's the recipe followed by Lucia Cadotsch and her co-musicians Petter Eldh on bass and Otis Sandsj on the tenor sax. It's all about r...

 2019-07-17 19:30 

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World in Progress: Dharavi Girls fight poverty by learning to code...
 2019-07-17 19:16 

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Frankfurt Cultural hub on the River Main...

Frankfurt Cultural hub on the River Main The China Post...

 2019-07-17 19:15 

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How to get from Europe to Australia without flying...

How long does it take to get to Australia from Switzerland? For Lorenz Keysser, 23, and Giulia Fontana, 27, it required six months of planning, 200 hours on trains and a fortnight on a cargo ship. From visiting Moscow's Red Square and hiking China'...

 2019-07-17 19:15 

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Mapping and Tracking Reality for AR Games...

Mapping and Tracking Reality for AR Games The China Post...

 2019-07-17 19:15 

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Kulbhushan Jadhav: UN court orders Pakistan to review Indian 'spy' death sentence...

The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled Wednesday that Pakistan violated the consular rights to Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav and must review the death sentence of the alleged Indian spy. The tribunal in The Hague ordered an "effective r...

 2019-07-17 19:15 

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Trifonov performs Trifonov in Wiesbaden...

Dark, ominous broodings from the orchestra grow more threatening and intense. Out of the surging miasma, the piano emerges. One hears flutterings reminiscent of Scriabin; absurd, playful figures in the style of Prokofiev; rhapsodic passages la Rachmaninov...

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