US tax refunds ‘dependable from shutdown’

US tax refunds 'dependable from shutdown'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption US taxpayers will still receive refunds this year despite the shutdown Millions of US taxpayers will still receive refunds despite an ongoing partial government shutdown, the White House has said. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has previously delayed tax refunds during a government shutdown. The decision comes as President Donald…

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North Korea’s Kim takes put together to China

North Korea's Kim takes put together to China

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Kim is visiting China with his wife Ri Sol-ju, state media report North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Beijing for an unannounced visit, at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Mr Kim will be in China until 10 January with his wife Ri Sol-ju, according to…

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Girls folk over 50 ‘too extinct’ to cherish – author

Girls folk over 50 'too extinct' to cherish - author

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Yann Moix is well-known in France, where he also presents and directs A French writer is being criticised after saying he would be "incapable" of loving a woman aged 50 or above... despite being 50 himself. Yann Moix told Marie Claire magazine he found women of that age "too…

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Boston bombing survivor is hit by car

Boston bombing survivor is hit by car

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In a post, Adrianne Haslet-Davis said she was "completely broken" A dancer who lost part of her leg in the 2013 Boston marathon bombing is in hospital after being hit by a car. Adrianne Haslet-Davis, who is now a public speaker and campaigner, posted about the accident on Instagram.…

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US lady granted clemency in 2004 break

US lady granted clemency in 2004 break

Image copyright CBS News A Tennessee woman serving life in prison for the 2004 murder of a man who solicited her for sex as a girl has been granted clemency. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam ordered the release of Cyntoia Brown, 30, after almost 15 years behind bars. She was tried as an adult and convicted…

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Spacey appears to be like in court on groping fee

Spacey appears to be like in court on groping fee

Actor Kevin Spacey remained silent as he appeared in court to face a charge of indecent assault and battery stemming from an allegation of groping in 2016. He is accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old male at a bar in Nantucket, Massachusetts, in 2016. A not guilty plea was entered on the two-time Oscar winner's…

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Disney Quietly Shut Down Babble, the Parenting Blog It Once Acquired For $40 Million

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An nameless reader quotes a record from TechCrunch: Babble, a parenting weblog that Disney acquired reportedly for about $40 million to assist it goal hipster oldsters, quietly ceased publishing in the middle of December, TechCrunch has discovered. “For everything there is a season, and after more than a decade of …

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Gabon military ‘seizes power’

Gabon military 'seizes power'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Gabonese president has been out of the country for two months A spokesperson for the government of Gabon has said the political situation in the country is "under control", following an attempted military coup. Guy-Bertrand Mapangou told the BBC that four of the rebels had been arrested by the…

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Queen movie is broad Golden Globes winner

Queen movie is broad Golden Globes winner

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen attended the ceremony with actor Rami Malek Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody was the surprise winner of two major prizes at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards. The Freddie Mercury biopic took home the trophies for best film drama and best drama actor for its…

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