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Here's the edition for Thursday, February 20th, 2020.

Takeaways from the Democratic debate

Six Democratic presidential hopefuls met on the debate stage in Las Vegas, but it was the newcomer, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who received the most attention, and none...

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German federal prosecutors suspect terrorism in shooting: state minister

Federal prosecutors suspect terrorism in the shooting in the German city of Hanau, Peter Beuth, the interior minister of the state of Hesse, said on Thursday.

Some victims of German shooting have Kurdish roots: Bild

Some of the victims of a suspected far-right shooting rampage in the German town of Hanau were of Kurdish descent, Bild daily reported on Thursday, without citing its sources.

S Korea reports 1st virus death as 2.5M urged to stay home

Yonhap news agency says South Korea has reported its first death from a new coronavirus.The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not immediately...

The Nevada Democratic debate: What happened

The fierce two-hour exchange in Las Vegas exposed deep divisions, both political and personal, among the six candidates on the stage.

Turkish offensive on Syria’s Idlib ‘only a matter of time’, warns Erdogan

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday a Turkish military operation to push back a Syrian government offensive against rebel strongholds in northwest Syria was now "a matter of time...

Via Rail to lay off 1,000 employees amid rail blockades

The move comes a day after CN Rail laid off 450 workers when it suspended operations on its eastern Canadian network

China's virus cases, deaths rise, but count revised again

New virus cases in China have again declined, up just 394, after authorities on Thursday again changed how they count new daily infections. They are now discounting cases that came...

Beyond the HeadlinesImportant stories from below the fold.


Beyond the HeadlinesImportant stories from below the fold.

PM says Australians 'devastated' by domestic violence attack

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday that Australians were “shocked, saddened and devastated” by the deaths of five people including three children after a car fire in...

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Three test positive for coronavirus in Iran: health ministry official

Three patients have tested positive for the coronavirus in Iran, a health ministry spokesman said on Thursday.

Coronavirus: South Korean city faces 'unprecedented crisis' after spike in cases – latest news

Mayor of Daegu orders shutdown of all kindergartens and public libraries in while two Japanese passengers from stricken Diamond Princess ship die

Australia bushfires: PM Morrison announces inquiry

Australia has announced a "wide ranging" inquiry into the recent bushfires that hit New South Wales particularly hard. A Royal Commission will also be tasked with looking into future preparedness.

Science and TechnologyBehind the scenes of our daily lives.


Science and TechnologyBehind the scenes of our daily lives.

Trump offered Assange a pardon if he denied Russia gave him emails, lawyer says

In London court, attorney claims that congressman's visits were to broker deal.

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Cyberpunk 2077 confirmed for GeForce Now, will have ray tracing via the cloud

This brings the running total of CP2077 cloud-launch platforms to two. Will that grow?

No Playstation for PAX East: Sony backs out, citing coronavirus

Boston is not a hotbed of COVID-19, but Sony's playing it safe.

Microsoft rolls out colorful new Windows 10 icons

Microsoft is starting to refresh its Windows 10 icons for apps that are built into the operating system. It’s part of a bigger focus on more colorful design under the Fluent Design system. Microsoft a...

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Did police kill a woman escaping a COVID-19 quarantine in China?

People all over the world have been sharing a video they claim shows a woman killed by police in China for trying to escape quarantine for the COVID-19 virus, which has infected more than 70,000 peopl...

Democratic debate: which Microsoft Office product is each candidate?

Six Democratic presidential candidates took the debate stage in Las Vegas and we didn’t really learn anything new except that former mayor Pete Buttigieg loves Microsoft Word.

BusinessMoving finance and global economics today.


BusinessMoving finance and global economics today.

Economic prosperity and well-being often out of sync

It's a widespread myth that a nation's economic prosperity automatically leads to its people enjoying a greater level of well-being. Two researchers have presented a new way of measuring well-being be...

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Could Poland catch up with Germany's economy?

The Law and Justice party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has claimed that Poland's economy will catch up with Germany's by 2040. It is a bold claim by any standard, but could it become a possibility?

Walmart's struggling Japan unit finally delivers with online grocery growth

Walmart Inc might finally have found the sweet spot in Japan's food market with a fast-growing venture ranked third in a nascent online grocery sector, as the brick-and-mortar stores it bought into t...

Forever 21 snapped up by mall owners, Authentic Brands

Forever 21 has a new lease on life after Simon Property Group Inc , Brookfield Property Partners LP and Authentic Brands Group agreed to acquire the bankrupt teen fashion retailer.

SportsHeadlines from international leagues and competitions.

SportsHeadlines from international leagues and competitions.

Beilein resigns as coach, will have new Cavs role

The Cavaliers announced Wednesday that John Beilein has officially resigned as head coach and will be reassigned to a different role in the organization, with Beilein saying stepping down "was a very ...

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DEA: Ex-Browns LT Robinson had 157 lbs of pot

Greg Robinson was being held Wednesday in a Texas jail on a pending drug distribution charge after federal agents said they found 157 pounds of marijuana in a rented vehicle in which he and two other ...

Champions League & Premier League reaction

All the reaction to Wednesday's games as Tottenham lose to Leipzig in the Champions League's last 16 while Manchester City beat West Ham in the Premier League.

Primera Division: Spain's top women players sign pay agreement

Players in Spain's top women's division have signed a collective agreement that guarantees a minimum salary of more than £13,386.

EntertainmentNews from the world of music, TV and cinema.


EntertainmentNews from the world of music, TV and cinema.

Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber Are ''Concerned'' For Son Presley After He Reveals Face Tattoo

Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber are prioritizing the health of their son, Presley Gerber. In recent weeks the 20-year-old made headlines for revealing a tattoo of the word...

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Riverdale's Madelaine Petsch and Boyfriend Travis Mills Break Up

It's over for Madelaine Petsch and boyfriend Travis Mills. E! News has learned that the Riverdale actress and her music artist beau have ended their relationship after about three...

Rapper Pop Smoke Reportedly Murdered In Home Invasion

The rising Brooklyn MC was 20 years old

Here's What's Coming to Netflix in March 2020

It's going to be March madness alright! Get ready to sit back and enjoy some downtime next month, because Netflix just announced its upcoming lineup of content. That's right, the...