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Americans throw away 150,000 tons of food every day, finds government report

American households toss out 150,000 tons of food each day — roughly a pound of food per person per day. The waste was recently...

Tumbleweeds bury Southern California town: ‘I can’t see my jungle gym’

Strong winds in Southern California have left a town north of Los Angeles covered in tumbleweeds. Photos show the tumbleweeds stacked against the sides of houses, nearly obscuring the entirety of some...

Turkey elections: Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls surprise early vote in June in bid to...

Recep Tayyip Erdogan caught Turkey off guard on Wednesday by calling early elections for June, in a move that could cement his grip on power a year ahead of schedule. The Turkish...

Scientists discover moss that filters arsenic out of water, making it safe to drink

Scientists in Sweden have discovered a moss that purifies water contaminated with poisonous arsenic so successfully that it becomes safe to drink. Researchers at...

Yazidis who suffered under Isis face forced conversion to Islam amid fresh persecution in...

The Yazidis, who were recently the target of massacre, rape and sex slavery by Isis, are now facing forcible conversion to Islam under...

Syria airstrikes ‘had limited impact’ on Assad’s ability to launch chemical attacks, despite Trump...

US, British and French missile strikes on Syria had a limited impact on Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's ability to carry out chemical weapons attacks, US assessments have reportedly shown. Donald Trump tweeted "Mission Accomplished" after...

New York wants power to prosecute criminals pardoned by Donald Trump

The New York attorney general has said a criminal pardoned by Donald Trump should not be immune to being prosecuted by the state. In...

Puerto Rico hit with island-wide power outages

Power outages have cut off electricity across Puerto Rico, whose residents have already endured long periods of darkness after Hurricane Maria. The island’s power...

Miguel Diaz-Canel: Cuban government nominates candidate to replace Castro as president

The Cuban government has nominated First Vice President Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez as its sole candidate for president, confirming expectations that the Communist Party...

‘Cocaine babe’ who said she smuggled drugs for Instagram likes is jailed for eight...

A drug mule said she tried to smuggle £11m worth of cocaine into Australia because it was a chance to post selfies on...

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Tumbleweeds bury Southern California town: ‘I can’t see my jungle gym’

Strong winds in Southern California have left a town north of Los Angeles covered in tumbleweeds. Photos show the tumbleweeds stacked against the sides of...

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