Rare giant lily pads draw crowds to hidden lagoon

Rare giant lily pads draw crowds to hidden lagoon

AFPPublished Tuesday, January 9, 2018 9:17AM ESTLast Updated Tuesday, January 9, 2018 9:20AM EST An off-the-beaten-path corner of Paraguay has become a tourist attraction this month as visitors flock to see a rare delight floating on a hidden lagoon: giant...
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Mafia raids: Police in Italy and Germany make 169 arrests

Mafia raids: Police in Italy and Germany make 169 arrests

Image copyright AFPImage caption Italian police (file photo) took part in a cross-border operation against the ‘Ndrangheta crime group Police in Italy and Germany have made 169 arrests in an anti-mafia swoop, Italian police say. Assets worth €50m (£44...
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Alberta father builds ‘magical’ ice ship in the front yard

Alberta father builds ‘magical’ ice ship in the front yard

While most families may opt to build a snowman or a snow fort this winter, an ambitious father in Red Deer, Alta. went one step further when he constructed a giant ice ship on his front yard for his children....
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ISS: Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai worried by growth spurt

ISS: Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai worried by growth spurt

Image copyright ReutersImage caption Astronaut Norishige Kanai (L) left Earth for the ISS last month on a six-month mission A Japanese astronaut who is living on the International Space Station says he has grown 9cm (3.5in) since arriving there just...
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AI listens in on emergency calls to diagnose cardiac arrest

AI listens in on emergency calls to diagnose cardiac arrest

Diagnosing cardiac arrest quickly is vitalVM/Getty By Timothy Revell If you dial the emergency services in Denmark, soon you won’t just get a human operator, but an artificially intelligent assistant will be listening in too. Developed by start-up Corti, th...
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‘The Shape of Water’ by Guillermo del Toro Gets 12 Bafta Nominations

‘The Shape of Water’ by Guillermo del Toro Gets 12 Bafta Nominations

Photo Sally Hawkins, left, and Octavia Spencer in “The Shape of Water,” which has been nominated in 12 Bafta categories, including best film. Credit Fox Searchlight Pictures, via Associated Press LONDON — The Oscar-winning film director Guillermo del Tor...
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ISRO eyes its 100th satellite on January 12

ISRO eyes its 100th satellite on January 12

“The 31 spacecrafts, including weather observation Cartosat-2 series satellite, will be launched by PSLV-C40,” ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) director M Annadurai said today. (Reuters) India will launch ISRO’s 100th satellite along with 30 others in a sing...
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German war graves found at construction site in Estonia

German war graves found at construction site in Estonia

Image copyright AlamyImage caption The new memorial is being built at the Maarjamae War Memorial complex in Tallinn (File photo) The remains of some 100 German soldiers have been found during excavation works for the construction of a memorial in...
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Scottish A&E waits at highest level in final week of 2017

Scottish A&E waits at highest level in final week of 2017

Image copyright Getty Images The number of people waiting more than four hours in Scotland’s accident and emergency units reached record high levels in the last week of the year. The latest weekly figures show that just 78% of patients...
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Chinese space lab to hit Earth in controlled manner

Chinese space lab to hit Earth in controlled manner

China on Tuesday announced that its first unmanned space laboratory, Tiangong-1, will fall back to Earth in a controlled manner in the first half of the year and was not a safety risk. (Image: Reuters) China on Tuesday announced that...
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Review: The Moping Comics of ‘Alone Together’

Review: The Moping Comics of ‘Alone Together’

Photo Benji Aflalo and Esther Povitsky are partners in misery in “Alone Together.” Credit Byron Cohen/Freeform Buddy comedies, odd-couple comedies, will-they-won’t-they comedies, us-against-the-world comedies. All well-worn territory. So props to “Alon...
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