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Explosion near pub in 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.

UK flirts with second referendum to escape eternal Brexit chaos
It was only months ago that the mere utterance of a second referendum would be palmed off by the bulk of Britain's political class as wishful thinking by "remoaners" who voted to stay in the European Union.

Analysis: After 30 years, leaders are still fighting about basic truths of climate science
Hidden in the 133-page document agreed upon at the UN climate change talks was a compromise that many consider an infuriating distraction. The countries of the world agreed to welcome the fact that a scientific report on the state of global warming had been produced. But they failed to welcome its findings.

Detention of 100 Christians raises concerns about religious crackdown in China
A prominent Chinese pastor and legal scholar is one of 100 Christians detained by authorities after he was reportedly arrested on allegations of "inciting subversion of state power."

4,400-year-old tomb discovered in Egypt
A more than 4,000-year-old private tomb containing "exceptionally well-preserved" drawings has been discovered south of Cairo, according to Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities.

Meet the pilots of Virgin Galactic's first flight to space
After months of testing Richard Branson's rocket-powered plane at lower altitudes, two of Virgin Galactic's test pilots made it to the edge of space on Thursday ? 51.4 miles above Earth.

Boeing delivers first 737 from new Chinese factory
Boeing on Saturday delivered its first 737 airliner from its new factory in China -- a debut that comes amid a 90-day truce in the US-China trade war.

Toyota turns to AR to build cars faster
In the nearly four years since Microsoft introduced its HoloLens augmented-reality headset, consumers have largely forgotten about it. But now it's gaining traction among an unlikely audience: car makers.

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What's made rates of degree attainment for immigrant students spike?

What's made rates of degree attainment for immigrant students spike?One of them is Nafis Rahman, a high school senior from Bangladesh who arrived in the United States in 2016. After spending his first year in classes specifically for English-language learners, he?s now able to take courses with the mainstream students at CRLS. Greeting him and others are staff from Enroot, a nonprofit that works with immigrant high school students in Cambridge and Somerville, Mass. They pepper the students with questions: Are you coming to the leadership workshop this week?

Readers write: US-Russia exchange, and how to address genocide?

Readers write: US-Russia exchange, and how to address genocide?What a pleasant surprise to see Sharon Tennison profiled in the People Making a Difference feature in the Oct. 22 Weekly Print Edition! Our family traveled with her 30 years ago as part of her program Center for Citizen Initiatives, which sets up trips to Russia for Americans and trips to the United States for those from Russia.

Global Newsstand: China and the US begin to realize the costs of their trade war, and more

Global Newsstand: China and the US begin to realize the costs of their trade war, and moreThe Hindu / Chennai, India

Stuck between China and US, Canada finds itself ?alone in the world?

Stuck between China and US, Canada finds itself ?alone in the world?Just a few years ago, it would have been unthinkable that the United States would not back Canada in a geopolitical standoff. In reaction, Ottawa has been seeking a place in this shifting international landscape, in part bolstered by economic and political ties with China to reduce its dependence on the US. The arrest of Chinese telecom Huawei?s chief financial officer at the international airport in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Dec. 1 has sparked conflict between Canada and China ? one that escalated this week with the detention of two Canadians in China.

  Saudi Arabia condemns US Senate 'interference'
It comes after strong US resolutions on the war in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
1MDB: Malaysia charges Goldman Sachs and two bankers
The bank and former employees are charged following an investigation of Malaysian state fund 1MDB.
Geoffrey Rush denies misconduct allegations by co-star Yael Stone
Australian actress Yael Stone says Rush behaved inappropriately during a Sydney theatre production.
Sajjan Kumar: Milestone conviction over 1984 Sikh killings
The conviction of former Congress party MP Sajjan Kumar is the most significant over the 1984 Indian riots.
Facebook 'temporarily bans Israeli PM's son over posts'
Yair Netanyahu blames the "thought police" after posts against Palestinians and Muslims are removed.
HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll dead at 34
New York police officers went to Colin Kroll's Manhattan flat after a request to check on him.
Three-year-old assaulted on Delhi bus rape anniversary
The incident occurred on the sixth anniversary of the gang rape of a student on a bus in India.
Gay Singaporean man wins landmark appeal to adopt surrogate child
The landmark ruling clears the way for the man to become the legal parent of his biological child.
Mexico launches $7.4bn Tren Maya railway project
The ambitious project will link Mayan archaeological sites to cities and beach resorts.
Andrew Broad: Australian minister quits amid 'sugar baby' allegations
Andrew Broad quits the government's frontbench after a woman made allegations to a magazine.
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Rejecting other Brexit options, Britain's May sticks by her deal
British Prime Minister Theresa May is pressing on with her deal to leave the European Union, her spokesman said on Monday, rejecting calls for a second referendum or to test support for different Brexit options in parliament.

Turkey may start new Syria operation at any moment, Erdogan says
Turkey may start a new military operation in Syria at any moment, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, adding that U.S. President Donald Trump had given a positive response to Turkey's plans for an operation east of the Euphrates.

U.S. and China trade barbs at WTO amid calls for reform
The United States said on Monday that China's "unfair competitive practices" were harming foreign companies and workers in a way that violates World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, but vowed to lead reform efforts.

China says U.S. has brought back 'the ghost of unilateralism' to WTO
China said on Monday that the Trump administration's trade measures on items from steel to intellectual property taken under the guise national security were "bringing back to life the ghost of unilateralism".

Cold weather, Croatian police stop migrants at EU frontier
Harsh weather conditions and tight police border controls have stopped thousands of migrants from attempting to cross into Croatia at the European Union's Balkan frontier, leaving them stuck in impoverished Bosnia until spring.