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Trump administration working to extradite Turkish cleric, foreign minister says

Trump administration working to extradite Turkish cleric, foreign minister says

The Trump administration is working on the extradition of exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen for his alleged role in an attempted coup in Turkey two years ago, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu claimed Sunday. Cavusoglu’s comments are at odds with recent statements from the US State and Justice Departments and reflect the fractious nature of a…MORE

Despite ceasefire in Yemen, clashes continue in port city of Hodeidah

Despite ceasefire in Yemen, clashes continue in port city of Hodeidah

Just three days after a ceasefire agreement was reached, clashes continued Sunday in Yemen’s strategic port city of Hodeidah between Houthi rebels and pro-government forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition. Both sides blamed the other for the clashes in statements made to CNN. The Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV said the Saudi-led coalition conducted 7 airstrikes and…MORE

15-year-old climate activist accuses world leaders at COP24 of stealing kids’ futures

15-year-old climate activist accuses world leaders at COP24 of stealing kids’ futures

Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old Swedish environmental activist, all but shamed the 190 countries represented at the United Nations COP24 conference in Poland last week. The young activist accused negotiators — gathered in Katowice to establish rules for the implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change — of abandoning future generations. “You say you…MORE

Explosion near pub in Sapporo, Japan injures dozens

Explosion near pub in Sapporo, Japan injures dozens

An explosion near a pub in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo on Sunday night injured at least 42 people, including one critically, said Hokkaido Police public relations officer Ryohei Kashihara. A subsequent fire caused one building to collapse. Residents reported smelling gas after the explosion and seeing broken windows in the area, public service…MORE

Largest known diamond in North America found in Canada

Largest known diamond in North America found in Canada

A 552-carat yellow diamond was recently unearthed in Canada — the largest ever found in North America. Mining company Dominion Diamond Mines said in a press release on Thursday the diamond was discovered in October at the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The “astonishing gemstone” measures 33.74 millimeters by 54.56 millimeters, the company…MORE

UN agency chief to step down after damning report on culture of sexual harassment

UN agency chief to step down after damning report on culture of sexual harassment

The head of the UN program tasked with fighting HIV and AIDS will step down early, after a damning external report accused him of leading an organization permissive of “sexual harassment, bullying, and abuse of power.” Executive Director Michel Sidibé told a meeting of the organization’s governing board on Thursday that he would step down…MORE

What Dictionary.com’s words of the year say about us

What Dictionary.com’s words of the year say about us

If you made a judgment about our planet based on the words that reflect where we are as a culture, you’d probably reach this conclusion: We’re not doing well. Dictionary.com’s word of the year for 2018 is misinformation. Its word last year was complicit. The year before that? Xenophobia. It’s a far cry from 2010,…MORE

The year’s brightest comet streaks by Earth this weekend

The year’s brightest comet streaks by Earth this weekend

The night sky will come alive this weekend when a green comet streaks by Earth on the heels of the Geminid meteor shower’s display of green fireballs. Comet 46P/Wirtanen began brightening in November, but it will make its closest approach to Earth on Sunday and be visible with the naked eye. The comet will come…MORE

Geminid meteor shower: How and when to watch

Geminid meteor shower: How and when to watch

The Geminid meteor shower peaks this week, so hope for clear skies that will let you see a beautiful show of green fireballs on Thursday and Friday. This will be the last — and strongest — meteor shower of the year, according to NASA. This phenomenon was first recorded in 1862 and causes a show…MORE

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Offset interrupted Cardi B on stage and she was not having it

Offset interrupted Cardi B on stage and she was not having it

Offset is upset. The Atlanta rapper crashed Cardi B’s performance at the Rolling Loud Festival in Los Angeles Saturday night to very publicly ask his estranged wife to take him back. He came onstage with a bouquet of flowers in hand and a cake reading, “TAKE ME BACK CARDI.” “I just want to tell you…

Pete Davidson makes brief appearance on ‘SNL’ after troubling Instagram post

Pete Davidson makes brief appearance on ‘SNL’ after troubling Instagram post

New York police said they performed a “wellness check” on “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson after he posted an alarming note on Instagram on Saturday in which he said, “I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore.” Police officers met with Davidson in person, NYPD Lt Paul Ng said. Ng would…

The Peanuts gang is getting new life thanks to Apple

The Peanuts gang is getting new life thanks to Apple

The Peanuts gang is ready for some new adventures. Apple has struck a deal with DHX Media to produce new series, specials and shorts based on the beloved characters from the animated world created by Charles M. Schulz, a source familiar with the deal tells CNN. Apple has yet to announce the name of its…

David Letterman’s Netflix show renewed for Season 2

David Letterman’s Netflix show renewed for Season 2

David Letterman is calling Netflix home for another season. Letterman’s Emmy-nominated series, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” has been picked up for a second season, the streamer announced Friday. The six-episode season will premiere in 2019, but no official date has been set. It’s not yet known who will be seated across from the…