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News: Weekend Reads

Japanese city on alert for deadly blowfish

Tuesday  15:11,   16 january 2018
bbc

The fugu fish, which can be more poisonous than cyanide, was sold without the toxic parts removed.A local supermarket in Gamagori city sold five packets of fugu fish without removing the livers, which contain[...]

Parents arrested after children found shackled and malnourished in California home

Tuesday  15:11,   16 january 2018
latimes

<p>A California husband and wife are in custody on suspicion of torture and child abuse after police found several of the couple’s children chained to beds in putrid surroundings, authorities said Monday.</p>(Video provided by Canadian[...]

Comment: The Humiliation of Aziz Ansari

Monday  23:50,   15 january 2018
theatlantic

Sexual mores in the West have changed so rapidly over the past hundred years that by the time you reach 50, intimate accounts of commonplace sexual events of the young seem like science fiction: you understand the vocabulary and the sentence[...]

6-year-old boy fighting rabies has died

Monday  22:17,   15 january 2018
today

6-year-old boy fighting rabies has diedRyker Roque was being kept under anesthesia in an Orlando hospital in a desperate bid to save him from the deadliest virus there[...]

Man's KFC chicken bucket hack goes viral

Monday  22:15,   15 january 2018
msn

People on Twitter have reportedly found their first hero of 2018 – a man who used a KFC fried chicken bucket as a soda[...]

Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated

Monday  18:01,   15 january 2018
msn

More than 9,000 people have evacuated the area around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and[...]

UKIP leader Henry Bolton ends relationship with Jo Marney over Meghan Markle race row

Monday  16:05,   15 january 2018
news.sky

UKIP leader Henry Bolton has signalled he will not stand down after his girlfriend was suspended for reportedly making racist remarks about Meghan Markle. He told ITV's Good Morning Britain programme on Monday that his relationship was "obviously[...]

Former Family Guard: Little Kim Jong Un Was 'Angry'

Saturday  04:50,   13 january 2018
newsweek

A man who claimed to be a bodyguard to Kim Jong Il said his youngest son was "angry," "stressed" and "his personality was explosive."From 1978 to 1988, Lee Young Guk reportedly had insider access to one of the world's[...]

Almost 35 years ago, she let a stranger hold her newborn. It has haunted her ever since.

Saturday  04:50,   13 january 2018
washingtonpost

A mother talks of pain, guilt, and a yearning for her daughter.This was long ago, after Williams, young and naive, had been tragically preyed upon, investigators said. Today, it's a cold[...]

'Here is what my #shithole looks like’: African countries and Haiti react to Trump's remark

Saturday  00:41,   13 january 2018
washingtonpost

Across Africa, the Caribbean and Central America, there was outrage over Trump’s dismissal of their nations.The president made the remarks Thursday during a White House meeting with lawmakers and suggested that immigrants from Norway would be[...]

World reacts to Trump's 's**thole countries' remarks

Friday  16:27,   12 january 2018
cnn

US President Donald Trump's complaints about immigrants coming to the US from "s**thole countries" prompted condemnation from around the world. In the US, Democrat and Republican lawmakers criticized Trump's comments as "divisive" and[...]

The world’s first major city to run out of water may have just over three months left

Friday  16:26,   12 january 2018
qz

It’s the height of summer in Cape Town, and the southwesternmost region of South Africa is gripped by a catastrophic water shortage. Unless the city…This would make Cape Town the first major city in the world to run out of water, according to[...]

Supercomputer provides black hole breakthrough

Friday  05:05,   12 january 2018
news.sky

Using supercomputer simulations, astronomers have discovered more about how black holes interact with space-time.  Black holes are regions of space-time whose gravitational effects are so strong that even electromagnetic radiation such as light [...]

Woman returns 'dead' Christmas tree in January

Friday  00:38,   12 january 2018
msn

The unhappy customer got a full refund 10 days after Christmas.The unidentified woman was pictured waiting at the Costco till with the lifeless tree in Santa Clara, California, on January[...]

Tearful superintendent on teacher's controversial arrest: "I'm to blame"

Friday  00:38,   12 january 2018
cbsnews

Tearful superintendent on teacher's controversial arrest: "I'm to blame"A Louisiana school superintendent is speaking out about the controversial arrest of one of his[...]