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A Guide to Our Notre-Dame Fire Coverage

Europe|A Guide to Our Notre-Dame Fire CoverageImageNotre-Dame cathedral at sunrise the day after the fire.CreditCreditDan Kitwood/Getty ImagesThe fire that ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday left a scarred skyline that one of the French ...

Canadian man sentenced to life in Flint airport attack, says he ‘regrets’ not killing cop

A Canadian man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan police officer while yelling "God is great" in Arabic was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, after boldly declaring that he only regretted not having a machine gun during the ...

Plane with the largest wingspan in the world takes flight

The world's largest aeroplane by wingspan has taken to the air. The aircraft built by Stratolaunch is designed to act as a flying launch pad for satellites.Its wingspan measures 385ft (117m) and on its maiden flight the jet reached speeds of about ...

AI program beats Dota 2 World Champions – and no one is safe

Red Bull Esports / 20th Century Fox / Valve Can a computer beat an esports professional at their own game? The answer is yes, apparently, as one Artificial Intelligence program managed to beat out Dota 2 world champions in a surprising turn of ...

All-male Morehouse College to begin admitting transgender students in 2020

Atlanta (CNN)Morehouse College, a historically black all-men's school in Atlanta, will begin admitting transgender students who identify as men in 2020, according to a news release from the school. The new policy, known as the Gender Identity ...

Drug-resistant Candida auris spreads to New York City

NEW YORK (WABC) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a deadly, drug-resistant fungus is spreading around healthcare facilities and "a serious global health threat." Candida auris preys on people with weakened immune systems by ...

Brain zaps boost memory in people over 60, study finds

Zapping the brains of people over 60 with a mild electrical current improved a form of memory enough that they performed like people in their 20s, a new study found.Someday, people might visit clinics to boost that ability, which declines both in ...

Trump Purge Set to Force Out More Top Homeland Security Officials

Politics|Trump Purge Set to Force Out More Top Homeland Security OfficialsImagePresident Trump sought the resignation of the director of the Secret Service, and more Department of Homeland Security officials were expected to leave ...

Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigns

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has led Algeria since 1999 Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is resigning after weeks of mass protests, state media report. Mr Bouteflika, who had been in power for 20 ...

White House looks to minimize economic impact of Trump’s threatened closure of Mexico border

Senior White House officials are looking at ways to exempt commercial trade from President Trump’s threat to shut down the U.S. border with Mexico, three people briefed on the discussions said, amid warnings that blocking the flow of goods between ...