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Have you been cleaning your chopping board wrong?

Daily Mail - 5 hours 46 min ago
Experts at US-based site Apartment Therapy explained how washing plastic boards in the sink will not do the trick, as the knife-scarred surface makes them 'impossible' to clean effectively.

Charlie Sheen selling Beverly Hills mansion for $10m

Daily Mail - 5 hours 50 min ago
His most famous role in Two and a Half Men saw him share a modest property with his brother and nephew. Yet in reality, Charlie has been living a life of luxury, as seen in his lavish Los Angeles estate.

Spend more or do less: EU leaders discuss post-Brexit budget

TownHall - 5 hours 50 min ago
BRUSSELS (AP) — European leaders — minus Britain's prime minister — are meeting to discuss how the bloc will cope with a multibillion-euro hole in its budget caused by Brexit.Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, a former EU budget commission

5 Congolese refugees killed in protests, Rwandan police say

TownHall - 5 hours 53 min ago
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Five Congolese refugees have been killed during protests over reduced food rations, with the U.N. refugee agency saying Friday that police fired at the angry protesters.Another 15 refugees were injured this week as several

Google starts taking payments for apps via Kenya's M-Pesa service

TownHall - 5 hours 59 min ago
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Google Play apps and games store has started accepting payments in Kenya through Safaricom's mobile phone M-Pesa service to boost downloads in a market where many people do not have a credit card. M-Pesa, which enables cus

Girl 'torn to pieces by pack of stray dogs' in Ukraine

Daily Mail - 6 hours 31 sec ago
Liza Kanareikina, 12, was ambushed by the animals in woodland on her daily route in the Ukrainian city of Khartsyzsk, 18 miles east of Donetsk, say police.

U.N. AIDS agency deputy chief to leave after unsubstantiated allegations

TownHall - 6 hours 3 min ago
GENEVA (Reuters) - Luiz Loures, deputy head of the U.N. agency for HIV/AIDS, will not seek to renew his position, the agency's spokesman said, adding it was not reasonable to link his departure to sexual harassment allegations that were found to be uns

Rain hampers search for Indonesian landslide victims, 7 dead

TownHall - 6 hours 3 min ago
BREBES, Indonesia (AP) — Heavy rains hampered the search Friday for victims of a landslide on the Indonesian island of Java as authorities raised the death toll to seven.The chief of the disaster mitigation agency in Brebes, Eko Andalas, said a

AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 14 at the Pyeongchang Olympics

TownHall - 6 hours 6 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — Alina Zagitova won the women's figure skating competition over her training partner Evgenia Medvedeva, becoming the first Russian gold medalist at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Canada's Kelsey Serwa raced to victory in women

China orders 2 detained for posing in Japanese army uniforms

TownHall - 6 hours 6 min ago
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have ordered two men detained for 15 days after they posted pictures on the internet of themselves wearing Japanese World War II army uniforms at the site of one of the war's worst atrocities.Nanjing police said the

A 2nd Russian athlete tests positive for doping at Olympics

TownHall - 6 hours 7 min ago
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — A second Russian athlete has failed a doping test at the Pyeongchang Games, a day before the International Olympic Committee's executive board is to decide whether to reinstate the country for Sunday's closing ceremony.

Trump Jr.'s foreign policy speech in India boosts concerns

TownHall - 6 hours 9 min ago
NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the U.S. president, will be pushing another ethics boundary on his whirlwind trip to India where he has been promoting Trump-brand real estate.On Friday evening he is to make a foreign policy

AP EXPLAINS: What's N. Korea up to with provocative visit? (Associated Press)

Memeorandum - 6 hours 10 min ago

Associated Press:
AP EXPLAINS: What's N. Korea up to with provocative visit?  —  It seems a brazen choice, even for North Korea.  —  As South Korea's liberal president seeks to use the Olympics to improve ties, North Korea has chosen to send the alleged mastermind of two attacks that killed 50 South Koreans in 2010 to the games' closing ceremony.

NJ archbishop Joseph Tobin tweets 'nighty-night, baby'

Daily Mail - 6 hours 13 min ago
Cardinal Joseph Tobin's spokesman said the leader of the Newark Roman Catholic archdiocese, 65, later deleted Wednesday's tweet because it was being misinterpreted.

Teen shot in legs dismisses Trump's attempt at condolence

Daily Mail - 6 hours 24 min ago
Samantha Fuentes was shot in both legs during the assault and was left with a piece of shrapnel behind her right eye said she felt no reassurance when Trump called her at her hotel room last week.

On Guns, Liberals Are Flirting With the Politics of Fear. That's Scary. (Eric Levitz/New York Magazine)

Memeorandum - 6 hours 34 min ago

Eric Levitz / New York Magazine:
On Guns, Liberals Are Flirting With the Politics of Fear.  That's Scary.  —  Last night in Sunrise, Florida, the unthinkable happened: CNN provided its audience with riveting — and civically productive — prime-time programming.  —  In the United States, elected officials answer …

HBO video shows a 13-year-old easily buying a gun

Daily Mail - 6 hours 43 min ago
A shocking video showing a social experiment by HBO from 2014 highlights the ease with which a minor can legally buy a gun in America, but is turned down for beer, cigarettes and porn.

DNA analysis reveals there are no wild horses in the world

Daily Mail - 6 hours 46 min ago
Researchers from the French National Center for Scientific Research used DNA analysis to find that 'wild' horses were domesticated in ancient Kazakhstan 5,500 years ago

Dr. Hamza reveals how to get a bigger bum naturally

Daily Mail - 7 hours 8 min ago
EXCLUSIVE: French surgeon Dr Foued Hamza, who pioneered the Brazilian bum lift reveals how you can achieve a more shapely derriere with simple changes to your diet and exercise regime.

John Naish disagrees with study says antidepressants work

Daily Mail - 8 hours 12 min ago
Nobody has yet managed to agree a definitive medical picture of what depression actually constitutes in the brain, nor have they managed to show how antidepressant drugs work.


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