Democrat Cory Booker runs for White Residence

Democrat Cory Booker runs for White Residence

Image copyright AFP Image caption Cory Booker became the first African-American senator from New Jersey in 2013 Democrat Cory Booker says he will run for president in the 2020 election, joining a crowded field of candidates seeking the party's nomination. The New Jersey senator, 49, was elected in 2013 after serving as mayor of the…

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US polar vortex loss of life toll rises to 21

US polar vortex loss of life toll rises to 21

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chicago's frozen shoreline At least 21 people have died in one of the worst cold snaps to hit the US Midwest in decades. Ninety million people - a third of the US - have seen temperatures of -17C (0F) or below. Some 250 million Americans overall have experienced the…

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Zilliqa mainnet launches into month-long bootstrap phase

IMF: Marshall Islands should seriously reconsider national crypto

Zilliqa is at the verge of cementing its place as the primary sharded reside public blockchain. “The name Zilliqa is actually a play on the word silica,” says Zilliqa CEO Xinshu Dong. Because like silicon, Zilliqa goals to change into an very important, ever-present and global converting element, taking part …

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‘My skating coach sexually abused me’

'My skating coach sexually abused me'

South Korea has launched its biggest ever sex abuse investigation after numerous athletes have come forward saying they were physically and sexually abused by their coaches. One of them tells her story to the BBC's Seoul Correspondent Laura Bicker. Video by Jungmin Choi, Tessa Wong and Won Jung Bae.

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US envoy displays N Korea nuclear pledge

US envoy displays N Korea nuclear pledge

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun revealed the pledge in a Stanford University speech North Korea has pledged to destroy all its nuclear material enrichment facilities, according to the US special envoy for the country, Stephen Biegun. He said the promise was made to US Secretary of…

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Apple punishes Google over app principles

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google employees have likely found their day-to-day work disrupted by Apple's move Apple has revoked Google’s ability to offer its employees internal-only iPhone apps, likely causing significant disruption to the search giant. Apple is punishing its rival for breaking its developers' policy, and comes a day after it took…

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‘File’ drug bust at US-Mexico border

'File' drug bust at US-Mexico border

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fentanyl is considered much more deadly than heroin US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has announced their largest ever seizure of the synthetic opioid drug fentanyl. Agents on Saturday found 254 lbs (114kg) of fentanyl, as well as 395 lbs of methamphetamine in a lorry at an official US-Mexico…

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A trailblazer who modified The US

A trailblazer who modified The US

As the first African-American to play Major League Baseball in the US, Jackie Robinson was a trailblazer on and off the field. One hundred years on from his birth, a new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York offers an intimate portrait, as curator Susan Johnson explains. Camera: Henry Morton, editor: Joni…

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