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Trump dismisses 'ridiculous story' about alleged promise to foreign leader
The US president made a "troubling" promise to a foreign leader, an intelligence official alleged.

Justin Trudeau: Canada PM seeks to put blackface scandal behind him
Old photos of Justin Trudeau in blackface roiled Canada's federal election campaign this week.

Antonio Brown leaves Patriots after just one game
New England Patriots release wide receiver Antonio Brown after playing just one game for the franchise.

Prince Andrew 'was an abuser', says Epstein accuser
Virginia Giuffre says in a US TV interview that she was "trafficked" to the Duke of York.

Area 51: Storming of secretive Nevada base to 'see aliens' fails to materialise
Some three million expressed an interest in raiding the US base to "see aliens", but 75 turned up.

Jennifer Lopez stripper film Hustlers banned in Malaysia
The country's film censorship board decrees that Hustlers is "not suitable for public screening".

Bill de Blasio: New York mayor pulls out of US presidential race
Bill de Blasio says it's "clearly not my time" as he drops his bid to be the Democrat candidate.

Student-led strikers: 'We need to do something'
Millions of people join a global environmental strike led by schoolchildren.

Brazil dam disaster firms to face criminal charges
Police say mining giant Vale and German auditor Tüv Süd used falsified documents to certify the dam.

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps
The move comes as part of a review launched in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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Researchers try to understand naked mole rats' resistance to cancer
With their pinkish, translucent and wrinkly skin, double-saber buck teeth and black-bead eyes, naked mole rats look like characters in a nightmare from hell. In fact, they do live underground in pitch-dark burrows where their air, from a human point of view, can contain chokingly little oxygen, t...

Doctors try new models to push health insurers aside
Just about everyone agrees that the way we pay for primary care needs fixing. Under the current insurance model, doctors get paid for procedures and tests rather than for time spent with patients, which displeases doctors and patients alike and increases costs. Now some medical practices are side...

Medigap supplemental coverage can be too pricey for younger Medicare beneficiaries
One night three years ago, Joe Hobson finished reading a book, went to sleep and woke up blind. The problem, caused by a rare hereditary disease, forced him to give up his 20-year communications job, along with its generous health insurance. Now 63, the Arlington man is covered by Medicare, the f...

Breathless, but not from asthma

Fish and seafood recipe recommendations
Jennifer LaRue Huget offers some suggestions

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These Italian towns will pay you $27,000 to move in
When Italian villages began selling houses for $1, it seemed too good to be true. But the latest offer from Italy is enough to make even that deal look like a ripoff.

Exploring London's abandoned underground stations
As the oldest subterranean railway network in the world, the London Underground has been through a lot of changes since it opened back in 1863.

Hotel or Airbnb: Which is better?
Where you stay makes all the difference on the road. Even if you only plan to spend your sleeping hours in a hotel room or apartment or rental home, inconvenient or unappealing accommodations can detract from -- or ruin -- an otherwise lovely trip.

Panic ensues when plane unexpectedly plunges
Passengers were thrown into a frenzy when their plane unexpectedly took a terrifying mid-air plunge.

No-deal Brexit a 'catastrophe' for travelers
A leaked government report predicting shortages of food, fuel and medication doesn't just affect residents. Combined with days-long queues to get in and out of the UK, it could be 'catastrophic' for travelers

Animals show their funny side in wildlife photography
There are some joke tellers that only a few people find funny, but a true comedy genius will have the whole world laughing.

Booking.com warned over 'only one room left' claims
The hotel booking website has not sufficiently changed its selling tactics to comply with UK law, according to UK consumer group

Airbus A340-600 chopped up into coffee tables
Pieces of German airline Lufthansa's retired have been transformed into stylish coffee tables, clocks, luggage and other pieces of furniture and offered up for sale.

13 essential Vietnam experiences
When it comes to variety, Vietnam is in a league of its own.

Designs revealed for incredible new space hotel
California company The Gateway Foundation has released plans for the Von Braun Station, a cruise ship-style hotel floating among the stars

The secret ingredient in Vietnam's most indulgent bowl of pho
Pho is arguably the single most famous dish in Vietnamese cuisine.

Northernmost hotel in the world to open
Ever dreamed of spending the night in an igloo at the North Pole? For one month only, travelers will have the opportunity to do just that -- provided they've got a spare $100,000.

Hotels with Instagram-perfect views
With the explosion in popularity of Instagram, it increasingly feels like you haven't really been on vacation until you've carefully crafted and posted that all-important shot from your hotel, hacienda or houseboat.

The bullet train designed to feel like a living room
Japan's love affair with trains continues to push the design envelope.

Area 51 festival a 'humanitarian disaster' waiting to happen
Picture Burning Man organized by the Fyre Festival bros, but with little gray aliens running amok.

What it's like to own a superyacht
It's a lifestyle most of us can only daydream about -- speeding through crystalline seas on a private floating palace, sipping cocktails with views of islands and open ocean, the sun beating down on the pool deck.

Why you should be alone in the Louvre
Director and actor Mathieu Kassovitz, known for his role in "Amélie," spends some quiet time in a museum normally teeming with tourists.

10 of the best luxury seaside hotels in Greece
Filled with lavish amenities ranging from private helicopter transportation and personal butlers, these luxurious seaside hotels offer some of the best places to stay Greece.

Best castle stays in Ireland
Ever harbored a desire to live like royalty and bed down in a castle for the night?

Best party cities around the world
Any major city will have bars, clubs and live music venues, but not all of them can claim to be a true party capital.