The Pope’s perilous mission to Egypt

April 27, 2017

(CNN)When Pope Francis travels to Egypt on Friday, he will retrace a journey his namesake made nearly 800 years ago, with a somewhat similar mission in mind. The friar survived, but his plan didn’t. Malik al-Kamil refused to convert to Christianity. But the conversation was courteous, according to tradition, and ended with the sultan offering a peace treaty that included Christian control of Jerusalem. The Crusaders rejected the proposal, and fighting continued for another 72 years. …

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ cast seems a little confused about feminism

April 23, 2017

The Handmaid’s Tale presents the story of a near-future patriarchal dystopia, where women are forbidden from reading or using money and are categorized by their supposed virtue and utility as child-bearers. But according to the cast of Hulu’s new adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, it’s “not a feminist story.” A panel at the Tribeca Film Festival went in an unexpected direction on Friday night when the cast of the show emphasized that their project …

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People turn out in droves to support science from New Zealand to North Pole

April 23, 2017

Scientists and science enthusiasts marched in London.Image: Natasha Quarmby/REX/Shutterstock The Trump administration’s assault on scientific evidence and research funding may have triggered the March for Science, but the more than 500 events around the world on Saturday demonstrated that the movement is truly global. The marches began Friday night in Oceania, with events in New Zealand and Australia. As Saturday dawned, the marches spread to Europe, with major gatherings in Berlin, …

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TV show launches toy box to distract kids during sex scenes

April 22, 2017

… awkwardness arising from children being around while the show is on, French agency BETC have launched “Versailles for Kids”. Obviously it’s a jokey marketing stunt, but hey as far as jokey marketing stunts go, it’s definitely one of the better ones. Versailles Season 2 starts Friday night on BBC 2. WATCH: The top 9 shows to watch in 2017 More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsInstaConsultant Toolkit 2.0 Pro Upsell MintsApp 2.0 MintsApp is the most …

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First coal-free day in Britain since Industrial Revolution – BBC News

April 22, 2017

… an important source of energy. According to Gridwatch.co.uk, around half of British energy on Friday came from natural gas, with about a quarter coming from nuclear plants. Wind, biomass, and imported energy were also used. Analysis Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Ferrybridge coal-fired power station in West Yorkshire closed in 2016 after 50 years 1882 – The world’s first public coal-fired generating plant is opened at Holborn Viaduct in London 1956 – …

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Georgia student in police beating video says he feared for his life

April 18, 2017

(CNN)The 21-year-old Georgia college student seen on cell phone video being beaten by two Georgia police officers says he thought he was going to die during the traffic stop on April 12. Demetrius Hollins was pulled over on a busy suburban Atlanta road by Gwinnett County Police Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni for not having a license plate, according to the police report. Hollins said the license plate was in the rear window. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Struggling Tech Giant LeEco Loses Global Corporate Finance Head

April 16, 2017

LeEco Inc.’s global head of corporate finance is leaving, according to a person familiar with the matter, the latest sign of retrenchment by the Chinese technology giant. Winston Cheng, who joined LeEco in 2015, will be president of international at Chinese e-commerce company JD.com Inc., leading new business initiatives including investments and mergers and acquisitions, the person said. LeEco declined to comment. JD.com didn’t respond to a request for comment on Friday. …

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When this man tried to fly with his mobility device, United made him cry

April 16, 2017

… device seems to have said he was not allowed on board with the device which didn’t make sense since the TSA and the rest of the note clearly stated everything was copacetic. “I tried to explain that logic to them, but they were unyielding,” he wrote. United has not responded to our request for comment on this alleged incident. In an email Friday, Harris declined to speak beyond what he wrote in the Medium post until he could touch base with a lawyer. The drama continued with a …

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Corona never paid a dime for millions of dollars of ‘Fast and Furious’ product placement

April 15, 2017

… first installment, eight times in the fourth, seven times in the sixth and once in the seventh. The remaining three are apparently Corona-less. The newest film, which hit theaters on Friday, apparently belongs to that latter category. The Fate of the Furious reportedly features Budweiser and Stella Artois, suggesting a possible shift in allegiances. Both of those labels, however, still share a corporate parent with Corona in monster conglomerate Anheuser-Busch-InBev, making the switch all the …

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Treasuries, Oil Gain as Risk-Off Sentiment Rules: Markets Wrap

April 12, 2017

… S&P 500 went as high as 2,366.37 before dropping back to finish little changed. The price swings sent the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX — the market’s standard fear gauge — to the highest level this year. four-way contest. European stocks traded mostly sideways as equities in France gave up ground. Oil rose for a fifth day after advancing 3.2 percent last week following a U.S. military strike on Syria. In Russia, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Friday his ministry …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… arrested. On Friday, a delivery truck was driven into a department store in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Four people were killed in that attack and some of the 15 people injured were in critical condition as of last night. Thousands gathered on Sunday to remember the victims. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) MAX FOSTER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: There’s been a fierce determination here in Sweden to get life back to normal. That message has come from the king and the prime minister, right down to the …

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Swedish Police Confident They’ve Caught Terrorist Behind Rampage

April 9, 2017

Swedish prosecutors arrested a man on terror charges after a hijacked beer truck plowed through Stockholm’s main pedestrian shopping street on Friday and then slammed into a department store, killing at least four people. The suspect, who’s believed to have driven the truck, is a 39-year-old man originally from Uzbekistan, the police said at a press conference Saturday in Stockholm. The investigation is continuing and more people are being questioned. They are also investigating a …

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Diamond Miner Ends Large Gem Drought With 114-Carat Find

April 9, 2017

… shares jumped as much as 11 percent, the most since January, to 98.75 pence. The stock traded at 93 pence at 12:12 p.m. “Given the paucity of large, high-value recoveries in recent months, we believe this recovery can precede a return to form for Gem,” Kieron Hodgson, an analyst at Panmure Gordon & Co. in London, said in a note Friday. …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… visit said she wanted whoever carried it out to be held accountable a statement suggesting she didnt believe the intelligence pointing to Assad.On CNN Friday night, she said she was still skeptical. Gabbard has Spencer before, and she has herself from former KKK leader David Duke, a Spencer ally and Assad fan who has praised Gabbards position on Syria. But the rhetoric from Gabbard and her and allies on the left who say Washington should embrace Assad including former Rep. Dennis (D-Ohio) …

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Masters 2017: Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler in leading quartet

April 8, 2017

… debut in September, hit 68, while the ever-improving Fowler joined the quartet late Friday with a 67. Couples in contention Fowler, 28, who finished in the top five in all four majors in 2014 but has yet to win one of golf’s big events, began his charge with an eagle at the long second when he holed from the greenside bunker. “I’m excited, I’m looking forward to the weekend, …

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Kids can now apply for a McDonald’s job on Snapchat

April 7, 2017

You can apply for a McDonald's job via Snapchat.Image: Mcdonald’s McDonald’s is cool, it’s hip, it’s trying to reach the kids on Snapchat. To that end, the company has rolled out fast food-themed lenses and stories on the social media platform. Now, for the first time, it’s also fielding job applications. On Friday, McD’s launched “Snaplications” in Australia. It comes in the form of a Snapchat lens, which shows the user in a McDonald’s …

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