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'Yellow-vest' protesters defy government to gather in Paris
Dozens of people have already been arrested, but the numbers are lower than on previous weekends.

Obamacare: Texas court rules key health law is unconstitutional
The challenge from a coalition of 20 US states is now likely to go to the US Supreme Court.

Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israeli capital
PM Scott Morrison says Australia will not immediately move its embassy from Tel Aviv.

Brexit latest: I'm confused... what just happened?
Are you not sure what happened in the UK this week? You're not alone. Here's a handy debrief.

US returns looted Balangiga church bells to Philippines
The three Balangiga church bells return to the Philippines after 117 years in US possession.

Katowice UN climate talks extended due to sticking points
Rows continue over paying poorer countries for damages caused by rising temperatures.

Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka's disputed PM resigns amid crisis
Mahinda Rajapaksa's resignation could bring to an end weeks of political crisis.

Ukraine Orthodox priests to establish independent church
The move angers the Russian Orthodox Church, which sees Ukraine's parishes as under its jurisdiction.

Johnson & Johnson shares drop after asbestos report
Shares drop as Reuters study says firm knew asbestos "lurked" in its talcum powder for decades.

Trump names new acting chief of staff
Mick Mulvaney will be acting White House chief of staff, replacing General John Kelly.

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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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The best of ancient Egypt
Like the legendary curse of the mummy, ancient Egypt refuses to stay buried in the past. Every so often it comes back to life -- in the 1920s with the discovery of King Tut's tomb; in the 1970s with the global tour of those golden masks; and most recently with a flurry of astonishing discoveries using 21st-century archaeological techniques.

Best new cruise ships for 2019
The cruise boom is continuing full steam ahead into 2019, with plenty of new ships -- piled high with innovations -- lined up to sail the seven seas.

The longest-range business jet ever

The hot new island-hopping destination
More than 200 islands dot the waters around Abu Dhabi, offering everything from luxury safaris to quiet beaches. Here's what you need to know.

Best new restaurants of 2018
Whether you're choosing a place to dine while traveling or in your hometown, The Infatuation is the most useful online restaurant guide in the game.

Celebrating Japan's mascot culture
When the organizing committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics released images of the Games' mascots, few people blinked an eye -- after all, mascots are standard fare for the Olympics.

Vintage pictures show how LAX used to be
2018 marks Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)'s 90th birthday -- and a lot's changed in nearly a century.

A luxury escape in an untouched rainforest
With forests filled with wildlife like nowhere on Earth, Madagascar's Masoala peninsula offers a remote luxury escape.

Holiday hang glider flight goes horribly wrong

Discovering South Korea's forgotten beats
Though Korean pop music -- or K Pop -- has been making waves worldwide in recent years, it's not the only sound worth getting to know in South Korea.

Wild new passenger jet with no middle seats, ever
There's a shark on the runway.

Is this the world's cheapest draft beer?
As soon as the sun sets in Hanoi, Vietnam, there's only one place to be: the corner of Ta Hien and Luong Ngoc Quyen streets.

The art gallery tour that costs $42,000
Want to see famous art like Michelangelo's "David" at Florence's Accademia museum? Line up with 10,000 other people -- or drop $42,000 on an exclusive tour.

Best Delhi attractions: A delightful dozen
Delhi seems like a colorful, cosmic swirl. India's capital and second-largest city is in constant motion -- whether it's with people and cultures or religions and history.

Gunpowder and beer: What could go wrong?
Steel projectiles, gunpowder and lots and lots of beer. It sounds like a recipe for disaster. But in fact they are the components needed to play Colombia's national sport: tejo.

The Statue of Liberty's torch heads to new museum
The Statue of Liberty's original torch is getting a new home.

You can take a pie on a plane
Getting excited to eat your mother's roast turkey, your uncle's stuffing and your sister's famous green bean casserole?

Butter is back, just in time for the holidays
Amid the farm houses and barns dotting the Mad River Valley area of rural Vermont, five miles north of Sugarbush ski resort, Marisa Mauro is making butter. 

Boeing's 777X jetliner comes together
Travelers around the globe are one step closer to seeing a plane with its wings folded up being taxied to their gate.

Leaning Tower of Pisa loses some of its tilt
The Leaning Tower of Pisa has slowly started defying its name, losing four centimeters of its tilt over the past 17 years.