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Olympics Says Cheerleading Now a Sport

SEATTLE — Two-Four-Six-Eight. Who do we appreciate?

The International Olympic Committee recognizing cheerleading as a sport. And that means, one day, you could see spirited women and men competing for Olympic gold at the Games.

The New York Times reports the IOC will give cheerleading’s governing body $25,000 per year, with


New: Katie Couric Interviews Snowden in Russia

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Face-to-face with Edward Snowden in Moscow on Trump, Putin and dwindling hopes of a presidential pardon.

In an exclusive interview in Russia with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Edward Snowden, the fugitive whistleblower who leaked information about U.S. surveillance activities, says he is “kind of encouraged”


U.S. Coddles China After Trumps Unprecedented Talk with Taiwanese Leader

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BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Monday it had sought to reassure China after President-elect Donald Trump’s phone call with Taiwan’s leader last week, which the Obama administration warned could undermine progress in relations with Beijing.

Trump shown along with Taiwan Leader with whom he had an unprecedented conversation

The statement


Tax Evasion Amnesty Program Exposes Family of 4 Worth $29bn

A family of four Indians told the government it had evaded tax on $29 billion of income. That fortune would make them wealthier than the nation’s richest man.

The Mumbai-based family including the patriarch, his wife, son and sister together declared 2 trillion rupees — more than Mukesh Ambani’s $21 billion of wealth — during


North Korea’s Massive “Invasion” Tunnels


INVASION tunnels have been dug by North Korea so Kim Jong-un could send 30,000 troops an hour beneath its border with the South for a stealth attack.

The entrance of an invasion tunnel under the DMZ between South and North Korea. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Supplied

Fears have been raised that as many as 84


Mysterious Sea Creature Re-Discovered After a Century


A mysterious sea blob that looks like a psychedelic Slinky has finally been spotted, more than a century after it was first described.

A giant larvacean, Bathochordaeus charon, surrounded by its inner “house” (the rounded globular object in the middle of the photo) and it’s outer “house (the large yellowish mucus


China Admits Wrongful Execution

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The Chinese Court now says that it is possible the police had used extreme force to extract the confession of the now proven innocent Nie Shubin.

Nie Shubin’s Father and Sister December 4, 2016 FAM investigates the


Fake U.S. Embassy Operated in Ghana Past Decade


A fake US Embassy which has been operating in Ghana for about 10 years has finally been discovered and shut down.


It is not clear exactly when that happened, but a joint task force of both Ghanaian and foreign security operatives shut down the fake Embassy operating somewhere in the capital, Accra,


Dutch Alcoholic Chooses Assisted Suicide to End Misery

A father of two children in the Netherlands, was killed by his doctor through a lethal injection after he could not bear the pain of being an alcoholic.

41-year-old Mark Langedijk begged Dr. Marijke, a general practitioner, to end his life as there was no chance left for recovery.

On the day of his


Google’s Translation AI Created its Own Language… Itself

Google recently announced that its new AI-based translation software, Neural Machine Translation (NMT), has developed an internal language of its own to facilitate its translation of certain languages — and Google can’t explain how it did it.

Neural Machine Translation (NMT) was developed by Google to allow a more naturalistic automatic translation between languages:


China Upset Over Trump’s “Chat” with Taiwan Leadership

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China lodged a diplomatic protest after Donald Trump spoke to President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan on the phone.

Trump with Tsai-ing-wen of Taiwan

The move, which breaks away from four decades of US foreign policy, was the first telephone call between a US president-elect or president with Taiwan’s leadership since President


Even the Nations Toughest Gun Laws Aren’t Having a Dent on Chicago’s Violence

CHICAGO— Mired in a level of violence not seen in nearly two decades, the nation’s third largest city recorded its 701st murder on Thursday, reaching a stunning milestone before year’s end.

Chicago has seen the number of killings increase by about 58% since last year, according to police department data. The city is on pace


2,000 Veterans Just Arrived At Standing Rock To Form “Human Shield” Around Protesters

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Over two thousand veterans have volunteered to stand against police brutality and they have started arriving at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp


China’s Mouthpiece: U.S. Will Pay Price for THAAD Deployment

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The U.S. will “pay the price” for its decision to put an advanced missile defense system in South Korea, China’s most influential daily newspaper said on Saturday.

South Koreans watch a television broadcast on July 13 reporting the planned deployment of a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense missile system in the country.

In a


Insane: Japanese Skating Rink Thought it was “Cool” to Embed 5000 Fish in Ice

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The rink shut down after protests that it was “immoral” and “cruel”

A Japanese amusement park faced a deluge of criticism after opening an ice skating rink featuring thousands of dead fish suspended in ice.

Space World, in the southwestern city of Kitakyushu, closed the aquarium-themed skating rink on Nov. 17 after an online


Ant Species Formed 24 Mile Wide Super-Colony, Poised to Invade Globally

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A species of ant in the forests of Ethiopia looks poised to become a globally invasive species, capable of spreading around the world, disrupting ecosystems and becoming a pest for humans.

A Lepisiota ant killing a termite.

The species Lepisiota canescens is showing signs it forms “supercolonies,” which are colonies comprised of more


Researchers are actually Alarmed at the rate of Antarctic Ice Melt

A key glacier in Antarctica is breaking apart from the inside out, suggesting that the ocean is weakening ice on the edges of the continent.

The Pine Island Glacier, part of the ice shelf that bounds the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is one of two glaciers that researchers believe are most likely to


Moroccan TV Show Illustrates How Women Can Hide Domestic Abuse

State broadcaster Channel 2M demonstrates how to cover up bruises with makeup and ‘carry on with your daily life’

The daily show Sabahiyat enraged many viewers by showing how to mask the marks of a beating. Photograph: Channel 2M

Women in Morocco have reacted in horror after a programme on state television demonstrated how


Green Party Proposes Basic Income Pilot Project

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The British Columbia Green Party is proposing a pilot project that would provide residents of a small municipality in the province with a basic income, or guaranteed minimum income, for at least five years.

BC Green leader Andrew Weaver wasn’t ready to say which town he has in mind for the pilot project, but


Canada to Deport Nearly 1200 Back to China

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One by one, many of the 1,200 former clients of an unlicensed Richmond, B.C., immigration consultant are getting the bad news — they’re no longer welcome in Canada because they lied.

CBC News has learned 320 immigrants, who each paid thousands of dollars to New Can Consulting and owner Xun (Sunny) Wang, are


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