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Kate Middleton Cancels Solo Trip To Malta Due To Morning Sickness

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, will officially not be travelling to Malta on what was slated to be her first solo trip since joining the royal family, due to the acute morning sickness she is suffering from during her first trimester. Show More Summary

Deep Inside the Wild World of China's Fracking Boom

A Multimedia Production by Jaeah Lee and James West | Thurs Sep. 18, 2014 6:00 AM ET O n a hazy morning last September, 144 American and Chinese government officials and high-ranking oil executives filed into a vaulted meeting room in a cloistered campus in south Xi'an, a city famous for its terra-cotta warriors and lethal smog. Show More Summary

Tainted Measles Vaxx Kills Syrian Kids

1 hour agoNews : The Daily Beast

An accidental mix-up of measles vaccine and a common muscle relaxer killed at least 15 Syrian children, and possibly many more.

Why I Became an Ebola Vaccine Guinea Pig

1 hour agoNews : The Daily Beast

Reddit user “Animostic_shep” says he’s the 13th person to receive a trial Ebola vaccine. The most enlightening moments from his AMA.

Kenya Has Its Own Machu Picchu

1 hour agoNews : The Daily Beast

In the 13th century, a town in Kenya flourished with advanced city planning (including sewage and water systems) and prolific trade. But then its inhabitants vanished without a trace.

Texas executes woman who starved nine-year-old boy to death

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

Texas, which has put more inmates to death than any other US state, executed child killer Lisa Coleman, one of only a handful of women on death row. Coleman, 38, who failed in an 11th-hour court appeal, was declared dead by lethal injection at 6:24 pm (2324 GMT) at the state penitentiary in...

In fight against Islamic State, NATO member Turkey won’t – maybe can’t – help

Few countries are in a better position than Turkey to help the United States fight Islamic State. The moderate Islamic country shares a 750 mile border with Syria, is a NATO member and a long-time ally of America. But don’t hold your breath for Turkey’s support.

The US Is Losing a Generation to Poverty

1 hour agoNews : The Daily Beast

OK, the official poverty rate declined this week. But it’s worth remembering that millions who aren’t officially in poverty are still poor.

‘Lather Against Ebola’: ‘Ice Bucket’ challenge against the virus

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

Bringing a soapy twist to the “Ice Bucket Challenge” that has swept the world in recent weeks, Ivorians are raising awareness about the deadly disease outbreak in west Africa with a new “Lather Against Ebola” campaign. People in Ivory Coast do use ice in their variation, but...

Brickbat: Ticket Please

1 hour agoNews : Reason

Ghoncheh Ghavami has spent more than two months in an Iranian jail after being arrested for trying to enter a stadium to watch a men's volleyball match. Iran bars women from watching men's sporting events.

Dalai Lama hails China’s Xi Jinping as ‘more open-minded’

1 hour agoNews : The Raw Story

The Dalai Lama hailed Xi Jinping as “more open-minded” as the Chinese president held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a rare visit to India. “Xi Jinping’s approach (is) more realistic, more open-minded” than that of his Chinese predecessor Hu Jintao, the...

Fiji's ex-coup leader heads for poll victory

Early results indicate incumbent PM Frank Bainimarama's Fiji First Party has secured more than 59 percent of the vote.

Mark Sanford's oversharing problem

The South Carolina congressman's Facebook post about his broken engagement is bad news for his colleagues and the rest of us

ISIS Militants In Australia Planned To Behead Random Member Of Public On Camera In Sydney

According to a new report today, Australian ISIS militants planned to carry out a beheading in Sydney by targeting a random member of the public and chipping their head off in broad daylight, on camera. Fox News reported that the Prime Minister of Australia. Show More Summary

Mr Abbott heads north

2 hours agoNews : Banyan

FOR four days this week Australia was run from a tent in a tropical-bush setting. Tony Abbott, the prime minister, was fulfilling a pledge to spend one week each year living with indigenous communities. On September 14th he took up residence...Show More Summary

Bangladesh passes law to impeach judges

Controversial amendment allows parliament to impeach Supreme Court judges on grounds of "misbehavior or incapacity".

Libya meeting rejects military intervention

Gathering in Madrid of ministers from Tobruk government and several nations comes as PM seeks approval for new cabinet.

How Gary Hart’s Downfall Forever Changed American Politics

The press once considered a politician’s personal life off-limits – until one week in 1987.

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