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June 23, 2018 - 8:44 pm
(RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) -- At the stroke of midnight on Sunday, women in Saudi Arabia got behind the wheels of their cars and drove in the streets of the conservative capital Riyadh, a daily mundane act everywhere else but here. They marked the historic end to a ban on women driving, the culmination...
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June 23, 2018 - 1:48 pm
(RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) -- Women in Saudi Arabia will be able to drive for the first time on June 24, ending a long-standing rule in the country. King Salman declared last September that the country would end its ban on women driving a vehicle. According to BBC News , women were first issued...
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June 22, 2018 - 8:58 pm
(LONDON) -- In the heart of London's Soho, whiskey mecca Milroy's of Soho has a section dedicated exclusively to American whiskey. "The rarer products we get in ... they'll be hit fairly quickly because there's not that much of it in the country," the owner of the shop, Simo, who prefers to go by...
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June 22, 2018 - 12:43 pm
(SHAANXI PROVINCE, China) -- An entirely new but long-extinct ape species has been discovered in an ancient tomb in central China. The skull and jaw of the never-before-seen gibbon were found in Shaanxi province inside a royal burial chamber that was built some 2,300 years ago. The previously...
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June 21, 2018 - 4:27 pm
(KOBE, Japan) -- Officials in the western Japanese city of Kobe made a public apology on Thursday to a municipal employee for docking his pay after he took his lunch break three minutes early. “It is very regrettable that this misconduct has happened. We’re very sorry,” a city official said at the...
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June 21, 2018 - 3:54 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump may finally get his wish – a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin – as his National Security Adviser John Bolton heads to Moscow to discuss a potential meeting between the two leaders, a National Security Council spokesperson confirmed Thursday. This...
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June 20, 2018 - 5:19 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Record high numbers of men, women and children were driven from their homes across the world last year due to war, violence and persecution, according to a new report by the United Nations' refugee agency. The UNHCR's annual "Global Trends" study found that a staggering 68.5 million...
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June 20, 2018 - 5:14 pm
(NEW YORK) -- In response to mounting criticism of the policy of separating migrant children from their families, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that he said is about "keeping families together" and "ensuring we have a powerful, very strong border." "I think the word '...
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