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Why one man in Singapore was not allowed to adopt his child

Image copyright PA Image caption Noel was born to a gay couple who have been together for more than a decade Gleaming Singapore is every bit the modern city, but the struggles of one father to adopt his child has shown how modern values are butting up against traditional concepts …

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Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign on Saturday issued a new video ad calling Democrats “complicit” in murders committed by illegal immigrants, during a government shutdown partly triggered by an impasse over immigration. The Trump campaign released the ad, titled “Complicit,” on the anniversary of the Republican …

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Golf: Cook fires up with 64 for one-stroke lead after three rounds

(Reuters) – Austin Cook expressed comfort playing with the lead after surging to a one-shot advantage in the third round at the CareerBuilder Challenge in southern California on Saturday. Cook picked up six strokes in a six-hole stretch from the fourth hole en route to an eight-under-par 64 at La …

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A Look at ‘Big Little Lies’ Cast’s Red Carpet Style

View Slideshow Big Little Lies cast at 2018 Golden Globe Awards (L-R): Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley. Rex Shutterstock When HBO’s “Big Little Lies” aired last year, it was instantly met with critical acclaim — and the cast has been on a winning streak ever …

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Turkish jets pound Kurdish militia in new Syria offensive

HASSA (Turkey) (AFP) – Turkey on Saturday launched a new air and ground operation to oust a Kurdish militia from their northern Syrian enclave, defying US warnings that the action risked further destabilising the area after almost seven years of civil war. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had repeatedly vowed that …

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As Trump begins second year, women stage nationwide protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Many thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women’s March, a nationwide series of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump marking the end of his tumultuous first year in office. The coordinated rallies in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago …

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US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMajority Republican Leader Senator Mitch McConnell accuses the Democrats of “irresponsible political games” Recriminations have begun over the failure of the US Senate to pass a new budget and prevent the shutdown of many federal services. A bill to fund the federal …

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The Shoes at Dior Homme’s Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear Show

Are you sartorial or street? That was the question posed today by Kris Van Assche at Dior Homme. His fall ’18 collection that showed in Paris’ Grand Palais was all about duality: formal versus casual, youth versus age and sartorial versus street. Footwear fell into two camps: polished brogues versus …

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Kabul: Gunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Afghan security forces have taken up positions around the hotel At least four gunmen have launched an attack on Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel, Afghan officials say. Special forces killed two of the attackers, an interior ministry spokesman said, and were trying to get to the others. …

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Trump to Democrats: no immigration talk until government reopened

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers took a tough stance on Saturday after the U.S. Congress failed to fund federal agencies, saying they would not negotiate on immigration until Democrats help end the government shutdown. Funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight with no agreement in …

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Gunmen Attack Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – An Afghan official says that a group of gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish confirmed Saturday that the hotel came under attack at around 9 p.m. local time, but could not provide additional details. Afghan Special Forces arrived at …

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Rallying: Sainz clinches farewell Dakar victory for Peugeot

(Reuters) – Spanish veteran Carlos Sainz won the Dakar Rally in Argentina on Saturday as Peugeot bowed out with their third win in a row. The victory, ahead of Qatar’s two times winner Nasser al-Attiyah in a Toyota, handed Sainz his second title in the grueling endurance race that switched …

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ADM pursues big ag merger with grain trader Bunge: source

CHICAGO/CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – Top U.S. grain merchant Archer Daniels Midland Co (ADM.N) has proposed a takeover of Bunge Ltd (BG.N), according to a person familiar with the approach, which could set up a bidding war with Swiss-based rival Glencore Plc (GLEN.L). Large grain traders that make money by buying, …

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