Cuba mourns after over 100 killed in plane crash

There were 105 people and six crew members aboard Cubana de Aviación flight DMJ 0972 from Havana to Holguín, Cuba when the plane crashed as it was taking off at 12:08 p.m. on Friday. Amateur video taken shortly after the crash showed a large fireball and thick plume of smoke rising from a field and wooded area bordering the airport. ...

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Kim Jong Un surprises with savvy power plays

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s maneuvers on the international stage over the last few months have shocked some for their savviness. Kim sent his sister on a charm offensive during the Winter Olympics, cracked jokes when meeting with South Korea’s president and knocked President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS ends aid for northwest Syria: report FBI informant met with three Trump ...

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Does a vegetarian diet automatically help you lose weight?

Ask the doctors Image: © Lauri Patterson/Getty Images Q. My sister insists that I will automatically lose weight if I become a vegetarian. Is this true? A. While switching to a vegetarian diet can bring health benefits, including weight loss, it doesn’t always. After all, cupcakes, cookies, and candy are technically vegetarian foods — but not necessarily ones that will ...

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Adult entertainment industry group trolls Trump with letter explaining difference between HIV and HPV

The top trade association for the adult entertainment industry is trolling President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS ends aid for northwest Syria: report FBI informant met with three Trump campaign advisers: report McCabe lawyer fires back at Trump: ‘You need to stop lying’ MORE with an open letter explaining the difference between HIV and human papillomavirus (HPV). The letter from the Free Speech ...

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Congo Says 3 New Ebola Cases Confirmed in Large City

Congo Says 3 New Ebola Cases Confirmed in Large City ImageHealth care workers wearing protective gear at a treatment center in Bikoro, Congo. The country’s latest Ebola outbreak has spread to a city of more than one million people.CreditJohn Bompengo/Associated Press By The Associated Press May 19, 2018 KINSHASA, Congo — Three new cases of the often lethal Ebola virus ...

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Top Asian News 2:03 pm GMT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is increasingly turning to friend and trusted confidant Wang Qishan to help guide the country’s foreign relations as he prepares for a potentially bruising trade fight with the U.S. and competition for leadership in Asia. The 69-year-old Wang was appointed vice president in March, but exercises outsized influence in the historically symbolic position ...

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China Lands Nuclear Bombers on Disputed South China Sea Islands In Warning to American Rivals

China has flown nuclear bombers to several of its artificial islands in the South China Sea for the first time in an apparent warning to regional rivals—and the U.S. in particular—that its control over the area is non-negotiable. A Chinese air force press release said H-6K nuclear-capable bombers had landed on several islands and reefs as part of a training ...

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