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Here's the edition for Thursday, June 20th, 2019.

Xi Jinping arrives in North Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping became the first leader of his country to travel to Pyongyang in 14 years. The trip comes as he and Kim Jong Un seek to improve bilateral relations.

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How small Canadian towns are grappling with Airbnb’s explosive growth

Thousands of homes are being removed from rental markets in rural Canada due to Airbnb, a new report finds

EU leaders wrangle over top jobs

EU leaders are meeting in Brussels to try and agree on who should fill the bloc's top posts. Berlin and Paris are at odds over who is best equipped to take the reins amid challenges such as Brexit and...

China: Ex-Interpol chief Meng Hongwei pleads guilty to bribery

Chinese state media report that the former head of Interpol has admitted to accepting over $2 million in bribes. The verdict in his trial will be announced at a "later date."

Turkish court sentences 24 to life in prison over failed 2016 coup

A Turkish court on Thursday gave life sentences to 24 people in one of the biggest trials over the 2016 failed bid to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state media reported.

Turkey coup: Court hands 17 top generals 141 life terms

The accused were charged with crimes against the state, attempting to kill the president, and the deaths of 249 people.

Four human traffickers jailed for life over migrant truck deaths

Four years ago, the bodies of 71 migrants were found inside an abandoned truck in Austria. The main suspects had already been sentenced, but now an appeal court in Hungary has delivered the final ruli...

AP Interview: Border official says aid needed to save lives

When 16-year-old Carlos Hernandez Vasquez fell ill in a holding facility at the U.S.-Mexico border, he was diagnosed with the flu and given medication, then sent back to a cell...

Beyond the HeadlinesImportant stories from below the fold.


Beyond the HeadlinesImportant stories from below the fold.

The Boris bubble that threatens Britain’s Conservatives

A worrying number of MPs are backing Boris Johnson mainly because others are

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Climate of guilt: Flying no longer the high road for some

School's out for summer and Swedish lawyer Pia Bjorstrand, her husband and their two sons are shouldering backpacks, ready to board the first of many trains on a...

Donald Trump launches his re-election campaign

It is going to be very familiar

Madonna remains scandalous, but for the wrong reason

These days it is her refusal to stop making new music, not the music itself, that raises eyebrows

Science and TechnologyBehind the scenes of our daily lives.


Science and TechnologyBehind the scenes of our daily lives.

Declassified satellite images show how Himalayan glaciers have shrunk

And the rate of ice loss is increasing.

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We should create a global DNA threat-detection network to fight future pathogens

In this guest post, geneticist George Church talks about early detection and surveillance.

Hasselblad’s new X1D II is a less expensive, faster medium format camera

Hasselblad has announced a new medium format mirrorless digital camera called the X1D II 50C. It’s very similar to the X1D from 2016, but has better performance and a much lower price tag.

Facebook’s Calibra logo looks very familiar

Startup bank Current has noticed that Facebook’s logo for its Calibra subsidiary appears to bear a remarkable similarity to  its own. The company posted a tweet of the two logos side-by-side to show t...

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In Thailand, You Can Ride an Elephant. But Should You?

Interacting with the animals is one of the country’s major tourism draws, and a new organization is trying to make it more humane.

With More Storms and Sea Rise, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First?

As the dangers and costs of climate change rise, policymakers are facing painful choices about how to decide which communities to protect.

How many people did it take to colonize Australia?

A new study suggests a large, deliberate migration from Wallacea.

What is cloud gaming? Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud explained

Sony. Nintendo. Microsoft. Google. Amazon. Walmart. Verizon. Electronic Arts. Nvidia. Each of these companies are giants in their respective fields — and every single one of them is or is said to be ...

BusinessMoving finance and global economics today.


BusinessMoving finance and global economics today.

Oil jumps 3% to $63 as Iran shoots down U.S. drone in Gulf

Oil jumped more than 3% to above $63 a barrel on Thursday after Iran shot down a U.S. military drone, raising fears of a military confrontation between Tehran and Washington.

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Google Assistant is better than Alexa or Siri at helping patients with their drugs, study finds

Voice technologies have a long way to go before they can be reliably used for health and medical services, but Google is furthest along.

Delta warns of flight delays after technical problem snarls check-ins and boarding

Delta warned travelers that a technical problem could delay flights on Wednesday.

China, U.S. to resume trade talks but China says demands must be met

Top Chinese and U.S. officials will resume trade talks in accordance with the wishes of their leaders, but China hopes the United States will create the necessary conditions for dialogue, the Chinese ...

SportsHeadlines from international leagues and competitions.

SportsHeadlines from international leagues and competitions.

Reports: Space Jam 2 cast to include AD, CP3

LeBron James will have plenty of stars joining him in the cast of Space Jam 2, as multiple reports say Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard, Klay Thompson and Chris Paul will be in the remake of the 1996 sma...

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Michael Woods: How personal tragedy inspired Canadian cyclist's greatest success

A personal tragedy inspired Michael Woods' greatest sporting success. He revisits an emotional day in 2018, with the BeSpoke podcast.

Tampa duo Kucherov, Vasilevskiy win top awards

The Lightning were big winners at the NHL Awards on Wednesday night, with Nikita Kucherov taking home the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player, and goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy winning his first...

Kane Williamson: New Zealand's 'gem of a player' anchors tense World Cup win

Kane Williamson is praised after his unbeaten century guides New Zealand to a tense four-wicket World Cup win over South Africa.

EntertainmentNews from the world of music, TV and cinema.


EntertainmentNews from the world of music, TV and cinema.

These Friends Memories Are Just So Wholesome

Bless you, Today, for this wholesome gift. In new interviews with a whole bunch of iconic Friends guest stars, Today has given us new behind-the-scenes tidbits that we will now cherish...

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Bella Thorne Gets Support From Zendaya, Dove Cameron and More Stars Over Nude Photo Controversy

Bella Thorne is seeing an outpouring of support from her famous friends. Stars like Zendaya, Dove Cameron and Lily Rose Depp are sharing their love for the actress after Whoopi Goldberg...

Granger Smith Shares New Details From Late Son's Drowning Accident in Emotional Video

Granger Smith and his family are holding their heads high in the wake of an inconceivable tragedy. Just two weeks after the country singer and his wife Amber Bartlett lost their...

The Prom sets final Broadway performance for August

But with a Ryan Murphy film adaptation in its future, the Tony-nominated musical's legacy will continue