January 2017


How to drink baijiu: Beijing’s pros share their tips

Beijing (CNN)It’s the most widely drunk hard liquor in the world but it’s rarely found on cocktail menus. Baijiu, distilled from sorghum and rice, rules every festive occasion in China, where it’s the tipple of choice for everything from wedding receptions to business banquets. It’s especially popular during celebrations for the Lunar New Year, which […]

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Trump’s roller coaster first week of diplomacy

Washington (CNN)As President Donald Trump concluded lunch with his British counterpart Friday, he appeared so enthralled at successfully executing his first bout of face-to-face diplomacy that he asked an aide to file away the menu card for safekeeping. “Keep that safe,” he said, according to a UK official. “I had lunch with the British prime […]

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What Trump said about travel ban is false

(CNN)Donald Trump released a statement Sunday afternoon in response to the massive protests that have erupted across the country in response to his latest executive order freezing all refugees from Syria and banning entry to foreign nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries. JUST WATCHED Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH

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Qubec mosque shooting: five reportedly killed in Canada gun attack

Two arrests made but one suspect may still be on run after fatal shooting during evening prayers on Sunday Five people have reportedly been killed and several injured in a gun attack at a mosque in Qubec City. Witnesses said the shooting was carried out by three attackers and happened during evening prayers at about […]

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SAG awards 2017: full list of winners

Denzel Washington, Emma Stone and the cast of Hidden Figures took the top awards of the night as several actors spoke out against Donald Trump Best female actor in a TV comedy series Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New BlackJane Fonda, Grace and Frankie Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt WINNER: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Lily Tomlin, […]

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Six teenagers found dead after garden party in Germany

Police believe carbon monoxide poisoning may have been the cause of the deaths in a shed in southern state of Bavaria Six teenagers were found dead on Sunday after holding a party in a garden shed, said police in Germany who suggested carbon monoxide poisoning may have been the cause. The youths, five young men […]

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SAG awards: Hidden Figures and Stranger Things win big as actors get political

Screen Actors Guild gave top prizes to the stars of the fact-based Nasa drama and the sci-fi show while powerful speeches against Donald Trump took center stage The stars of Hidden Figures and Stranger Things were the big winners at this years Screen Actors Guild awards while political speeches dominated the evening. The cast of […]

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Greek and Turkish warships in standoff in Aegean sea

Incident comes amid fresh tension between the countries, after Greek court blocked extradition of Turkish army officers over failed July coup Greek and Turkish warships were involved Sunday in a brief faceoff near a group of disputed Greek islets in the Aegean, coinciding with renewed tensions between Athens and Ankara. The Greek defence ministry said […]

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Muslims make a pitch for populist vote as Dutch politics turns sharp right

With far-right leader Geert Wilders ahead in the polls, progressive Islamic party hopes to halt rightward drift Nourdin el Ouali has grown used to far-right attacks on Dutch Muslims, and to dog-whistle politics. But when the countrys prime minister wrote an open letter last week, in effect demanding that minorities integrate or go away, he […]

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Doctors are scarce on Indias river island so the witch-hunters are back

Victims face abuse or even death in villages in Assam where belief in the occult retains its grip Days before Rajan Pegu was beaten to death, the villagers of Baspora had held a meeting. A string of unexplained deaths had occurred within weeks and the villagers believed some dark magic was at play. They asked […]

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