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A newly described fossil found in China shows that birds evolved one of these notable features very, very early–while they were still dinosaurs, in fact. A team of researchers from China and South Africa just published a study detailing the presence of what they believe to be lung tissue in the fossil.
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The United States decision to leave INF under the pretext of alleged Russian violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) was condemned by Russian Lawmakers.
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Fifty-five people were killed this week in clashes between young Christians and Muslims in northern Nigeria following a dispute in a market, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Saturday (Oct 20).

Sources told AFP fighting broke out between Hausa Muslim and Adara Christian youths in the town of Kasuwan Magani's market following a dispute among wheelbarrow porters.
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Hundreds of thousands of supporters of the European Union marched through London on Saturday in the biggest demonstration so far to demand that the British government holds a public vote on the terms of Brexit.

The protesters waved the blue and gold flag of the EU and held up "Bollocks to Brexit" banners under sunny skies to call for another referendum on the eventual deal on how Britain will leave the world's biggest trading bloc.

The march comes after another tumultuous week for Prime Minister Theresa May in which she failed to agree a divorce deal with EU leaders in Brussels and infur
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iated members of her own party by making further concessions in the talks.
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A French member of parliament has proposed that mockery of accents be outlawed, after an irate politician derided a journalist's southwestern pronunciation before asking if anyone had a question in "understandable French".
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Do you know who is a genuinely nice person? Jamie Lee Curtis. The star of the just-released horror sequel Halloween arrived an hour-and-a-half early for her recent EW cover shoot — which, in famous-person-terms, is the equivalent of getting somewhere before you’re born — and proceeded to charm all and sundry as the day progressed.

But, hey, do you know who isn’t so nice? Michael freakin’ Myers. The masked killer proved a far less winning presence on the shoot and was downright taciturn in the course of my interview with Haddonfield’s most famous agent of death.
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The US will pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) with Russia, AP reports President Donald Trump saying. He cited Russia’s alleged treaty violations, while at the same time vowing to “develop the weapons.”
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Results from a phase 3 clinical trial indicate that patients who have not benefited from standard therapy for ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by back pain and sacroiliac-joint damage, may have another treatment option in the biologic drug ixekizumab.
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The best FIFA Wingers are where a lot of the magic - and rage - starts to take place. With pacey forwards tricky to contain this year they're as important as ever, and feature several of the highest-rated players in the game altogether this year, too.

Here on this page, we'll be listing FIFA 19's best wingers - which includes the best FIFA LW, the best FIFA RW, and the best LM and RMs, too, ranked in order of their overall rating.

Be sure to take also look at the specifics depending on what you want out of them, beyond the obvious points of Dribbling, Acceleration and Sprint Speed, and t
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hink about Crossing and Long Passing if you prefer to hit the big man in the middle, and Long Shots if you're keen on cutting inside and striking from range.
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Diego Costa and Mario Balotelli are among the players getting scary upgrades in this year's shapeshifting promotion for Halloween
The Ultimate Scream squad for FIFA 19 has been revealed, with special player items getting boosts for Halloween this year.

This season's Ultimate Scream is made up of 'shapeshifting' players who will see two of their base stats upgraded to 90 overall during special times of the year. In FIFA 18, this included Halloween as well as full moons and Friday the 13ths throughout the season.
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Somewhere in east London, on the outer regions of the Olympic Park, there’s a shrine to football. Nope. Sorry, West Ham fans, I’m not talking about you, I’m talking about the brand-new offices of Sports Interactive. Here, in a building shared with Champions League broadcasters BT Sports, the finishing touches are being applied to the imminent release of Football Manager 2019. And what a building it is. Game’s not bad, either.

When arriving at Football Manager HQ you’re immediately greeted with signed shirts of both AFC Wimbledon and Watford Football Club – the two most prominent football cl
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ubs that the game’s parent company sponsor. The former is the longest sponsorship in league football, the company’s logo having adorned the team’s shirts since the club was formed on Wimbledon common in 2002, in the wake of the corporate mugging that saw the original Wimbledon FC become Milton Keynes Dons. The latter is the lifelong passion of Sports Interactive don Miles Jacobson.

Read more at: https://www.pcgamesn.com/football-manager-2019/football-manager-2019-preview
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News of Netflix testing ads spread like wildfire and caused outrage among bingers worldwide, but there’s no need to fret. For me, the proportions of the meltdown only show that most people have little idea about what Netflix ads really are and how they could actually benefit our watching experience.

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It's no secret that there are a lot of things that can potentially impact your overall health. What food you eat, what habits you adopt or drop, and even how much sleep you get can have serious impacts on your wellbeing, but a new study by cardiologists reveals that of all the things you can do that might negatively impact your health, a sedentary lifestyle is the most deadly.
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The man described as Africa’s youngest billionaire announced on Saturday he is free more than a week after he was abducted from a luxury hotel in Tanzania.
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Thousands of Central American migrants on a desperate trek to reach the U.S. remained stuck Saturday on Mexico's southern border, but many remained undaunted.
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My dad was a large, brawny wrestling coach, known to his students and friends alike as “Big I” (the moniker is even on his gravestone). He started cooking rather late in life (I was already in grade school), but once he started, having people over to marvel at his culinary creations—like deep-dish pizza made in a cast-iron skillet, with real Caesar salad, down to the raw egg in the dressing, on the side—became his favorite form of social activity. Going out to eat in a restaurant was not something my family ever did—cooking all day for an afternoon feast that slid into dinner definitely was.
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Julian Assange announced on Friday that he was suing the Ecuadorean government for “violating his fundamental rights,” claiming that his longtime hosts at the country’s embassy in London are limiting his contact with the outside world and censoring his speech.

His legal team in the matter, led by the former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, revealed the suit at a news conference in Quito, where the lawsuit was filed. The action aims to prevent strict new rules governing Mr. Assange’s visitors and online activity from taking effect.
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Saudi Arabia has admitted that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul, according to the kingdom's state media.

The official SPA press agency said on Saturday that preliminary results of investigations showed that the dissident writer died after a fight broke out inside the building
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More than 50 people reportedly were killed Friday when a train plowed through revelers who had gathered on the outskirts of the northern Indian city of Amritsar for the Hindu celebration of Dussehra marking the triumph of good over evil.

Witnesses told media outlets that as crowds spilled onto the train tracks, the booming of fireworks and the general celebratory din may have masked the sound of the oncoming train.
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The controversy behind Kendall Jenner's comments about models who don't have the luxury of being selective about what shows they walk in isn't quite over. Plus-size model Ashley Graham was asked what she thought about Jenner's remarks about being able to cherry-pick the shows she walks in...and Graham's response was candid.
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Tokyo is largely considered the urban embodiment of unbridled—if not out-of-this-world—street style. No detail left uncurated, more often than not a shocking dye job is a key part of the sartorial strategy. And this season during Tokyo Fashion Week, the Japanese capital’s boldest peacocks offered much to marvel at above the neck.
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Hulking, clunky, faintly orthopedic in some cases, the “dad sneaker” has become an improbable star in fashion, part of a growing taste for 1990s-inspired and sometimes just plain ugly athletic shoes that’s been flourishing for over a year.

The recognized leaders of this trend have been luxury brands like Balenciaga, with its successful Triple S sneaker, and shoe giants such as Nike and Adidas. But mom-approved, comfort-focused Skechers wants to make sure it gets its credit too.
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Going forward, iPhones will have a notch at the top, as Apple made clear back in September when it unveiled the iPhone XS and XR models. The notch is the ugliest thing about the iPhone X design, but it’s a necessary trade-off right now. Samsung, meanwhile, is not a fan of the notch. But the unsightly top bezel might disappear in the near future with the help of Samsung Display, which is reportedly working on a screen that would allow Samsung, Apple, and others to create true all-screen phones.
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Consumer electronics giant Apple (AAPL) is on a path to reaching a market value of nearly $1.5 trillion, a Wall Street analyst says. Wedbush Securities initiated coverage of Apple stock with an outperform rating and added it to the firm's "Best Ideas List."

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The British pound strengthened 0.4% against the U.S. dollar after Bloomberg reports that U.K. Prime Minister is said to be ready to drop her demand on the " lang="en-US
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Another red dwarf has been caught firing off a superpowerful flare, further bolstering the notion that life might have a hard time taking root around these small, dim stars.
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Researchers reporting in Current Biology on Oct. 18 have described a remarkable new species of fish that lived in the sea about 150 million years ago in the time of the dinosaurs. The new species of bony fish had teeth like a piranha, which the researchers suggest they used as piranhas do: to bite off chunks of flesh from other fish.
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European Union negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday a Brexit deal with the United Kingdom was 90 percent done, although there was still a chance no accord would be reached due to ongoing stumbling blocks over the Irish border.
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Deepa Seetharaman, tech reporter for the Wall Street Journal, said the company is still unsure of who's responsible for the most recent hack, in which 30 million user accounts were compromised. And perhaps more importantly, it still doesn't know where all the data went.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has heard an alleged audio recording of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi's murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a senior Turkish official.

Speaking exclusively and on condition of anonymity to ABC News, the official claimed the recording was played in meetings in Turkey on Wednesday, and that Pompeo was given a transcript of the recordings.
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American Express beat Wall Street's expectations for third quarter earnings, saying Thursday it had earnings per share of $1.88 on strong gains in spending by consumers and small businesses.

Wall Street had expected EPS of $1.77, as forecast by Refinitiv. Revenue was a record $10.1 billion, beating the expectation of $10.05 billion.

Profit of $1.6 billion rose 22 percent. The shares added 1.7 percent in after hours trading Thursday.
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Tesla Inc. began selling a cheaper version of its Model 3 sedan Thursday, but the price tag is still higher than originally promised and federal tax incentives that could bring down the price are set to expire.

The new version features a new mid-range battery and a starting price of $45,000, the electric car maker said late Thursday — $4,000 less than the previous starting price of $49,000. For well more than a year, Tesla TSLA, -2.90% has been touting an eventual Model S with a base price of $35,000 that will be affordable enough to appeal to the masses, but one still is not available.

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The euro hovered near a one-week low against the dollar on Friday as the European Commission's criticism of Italy's populist budget sparked fresh concerns about political tensions in the common currency zone.

The dollar index (DXY), a gauge of its value against major peers, was 0.05 percent higher at 95.96 on Friday, having closed on Thursday at its highest level since Aug. 21. The index's rise was due to the steep fall in the euro on Thursday, which constitutes around 57 percent of the index.

The euro (EUR=) was relatively flat at $1.1454 on Friday, having fallen 0.4 percent on Thursday
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, its lowest level since Oct. 9 after the European Commission said Italy's 2019 budget draft is in serious breach of European Union budget rules.
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Is Charles Barkley coming around on the Celtics?

The Hall of Fame NBA player-turned-broadcast personality was notoriously down on the Celtics last season. He said their season was “over” from the virtual start. He downplayed their early winning streak and dubiously doubted their chances before and during games (multiple times). He repeatedly snubbed Boston when listing the league’s top teams. He roasted Al Horford. He picked against them in the playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks — and the Philadelphia 76ers, even when they were up 3-1 in the series.

Barkley did eventually (and incorrec
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tly) predict the Celtics would win in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. But then during the offseason he questioned, as he has continued to do, how all the talent on the team’s now-healthy roster could share the court.

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One of the plays that most excited me during the Lakers’ preseason happened when LeBron James and Lonzo Ball connected for an alley-oop against the Warriors. James held the ball on the left wing and tossed it up for his teammate after Ball ran his defender into a Kyle Kuzma pick. It was their first action together — Ball had been out for 105 days with an injury — and an exciting glimpse into what this new Lakers team could be.

After the game, Ball was asked what he looked forward to about playing with James. He said: “I’m looking forward to having a lot of fun, and win a lot of games. You k
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now, he’s the best player in the world. I just do what I can to help him out.”

Ball also mentioned the goal for the team is to play fast, and that he would be getting the ball to James a lot. And James, as the alley-oop showed, will be returning the favor.

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After the Celtics and Warriors tipped off the 2018-19 NBA season with victories on Tuesday, the more, shall we say, populated opening night was on Wednesday with 13 games on the slate. And very few of them disappointed. Here's a look at some of the major takeaways from Wednesday's action.

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Horror movie fans are a special audience sub-genre. They’ll travel to drive-ins in the middle of the Mojave for a good thrill. They are especially loyal to the Halloween franchise that has been creating goosebumps, heart palpitations and heebie-jeebies for 40 years. They don’t care if the latest hike around the jack-o’-lantern is not as good as the original John Carpenter screamfest or even any kind of acceptable re-boot of that 1978 classic at all. Nor do they care if, after all these years, Jamie Lee Curtis is too long in the tooth to keep screaming her head off every time Michael Myers show
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s up with a brand new hatchet. He’s been burned, stabbed, shot, drowned and beheaded before, and nothing has kept him down yet.

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The director of 'The Invitation' is back with an intense crime thriller.

Karyn Kusama's The Invitation is one of the best horror-thriller movies in years, and we've been waiting to see what she's coming out with next. It's Destroyer, a crime thriller starring a nearly unrecognizable Nicole Kidman in the lead role.
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This would be a significant step that would enable the Kremlin to surpass the U.S. and China. The U.S. is currently unable to defend against this breed of threat.
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Palestinians say decision to merge embassy and consulate legitimises Israeli occupation.
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The powerful police chief of Kandahar province in Afghanistan was killed Thursday in an attack following a security meeting with the top US commander in the city, three Afghan officials told CNN.
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If a mother eats a high-fat diet, this can have a negative effect on the health of her offspring – right down to her great-grandchildren. This is the conclusion drawn by researchers at ETH Zurich from a study with mice. Mothers’ eating habits not only affect their children and grandchildren, but also their great-grandchildren.
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Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) released a string of attack ads against opponent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Wednesday, a day after the two engaged in a contentious debate in Texas. 
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Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and close adviser, fostered a close relationship with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as part of a bid to help broker a Middle East peace deal.
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When Facebook announced the launch of its new Portal video calling/smart speaker device earlier this month, many people had many questions about the release, mostly along the lines of ‘didn’t Facebook just expose a heap of user data to third parties, and now they want to be present in our homes?’

It’s true, the timing of the launch was not ideal – particularly when Facebook announced yet another significant data breach only days later. But the problem for Facebook is that there may actually never be a right time for the launch.

Facebook was reportedly set to unveil the device back in May
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, at its F8 conference, but that was delayed due to the Cambridge Analytica revelation, and since then, there’s been an ongoing drip-feed of data exposures and PR disasters for The Social Network to deal with, further delaying the announcement.

Read more at: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/facebooks-portal-could-play-a-major-role-in-the-companys-strategic-direct/539846/
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During an interview Coinbase alum Nick Tomaino stated that the valuation of the crypto market can reach a trillion dollars off of speculation alone.

In 2017, crypto mania initiated by individual investors and retail traders led the market to achieve a valuation of over $800 billion and with the entrance of institutional investors, a multi-trillion market cap could materialize.
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Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland.

And there was more good news for pot aficionados: Hours before a handful of retail outlets opened in the country's easternmost province a federal official told The Associated Press that Canada will pardon all those with convictions for possessing up to 30 grams of marijuana, the now-legal threshold.
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Liverpool have announced forward Sadio Mane has undergone a successful procedure on the hand he injured while on international duty.
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At least 10 people have been killed after an unidentified explosive device detonated at a college in the Crimean city of Kerch on Wednesday, with at least 50 others injured, according to Russian authorities.