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Trump administration working to extradite Turkish cleric, foreign minister says

Trump administration working to extradite Turkish cleric, foreign minister says

The Trump administration is working on the extradition of exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen for his alleged role in an attempted coup in Turkey two years ago, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu claimed Sunday. Cavusoglu’s comments are at odds with recent statements from the US State and Justice Departments and reflect the fractious nature of a…MORE

Despite ceasefire in Yemen, clashes continue in port city of Hodeidah

Despite ceasefire in Yemen, clashes continue in port city of Hodeidah

Just three days after a ceasefire agreement was reached, clashes continued Sunday in Yemen’s strategic port city of Hodeidah between Houthi rebels and pro-government forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition. Both sides blamed the other for the clashes in statements made to CNN. The Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV said the Saudi-led coalition conducted 7 airstrikes and…MORE

Explosion near pub in Sapporo, Japan injures dozens

Explosion near pub in Sapporo, 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. A subsequent fire caused one building to collapse. Residents reported smelling gas after the explosion and seeing broken windows in the area, public service…MORE

Largest known diamond in North America found in Canada

Largest known diamond in North America found in Canada

A 552-carat yellow diamond was recently unearthed in Canada — the largest ever found in North America. Mining company Dominion Diamond Mines said in a press release on Thursday the diamond was discovered in October at the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The “astonishing gemstone” measures 33.74 millimeters by 54.56 millimeters, the company…MORE

UN agency chief to step down after damning report on culture of sexual harassment

UN agency chief to step down after damning report on culture of sexual harassment

The head of the UN program tasked with fighting HIV and AIDS will step down early, after a damning external report accused him of leading an organization permissive of “sexual harassment, bullying, and abuse of power.” Executive Director Michel Sidibé told a meeting of the organization’s governing board on Thursday that he would step down…MORE

What Dictionary.com’s words of the year say about us

What Dictionary.com’s words of the year say about us

If you made a judgment about our planet based on the words that reflect where we are as a culture, you’d probably reach this conclusion: We’re not doing well. Dictionary.com’s word of the year for 2018 is misinformation. Its word last year was complicit. The year before that? Xenophobia. It’s a far cry from 2010,…MORE

The year’s brightest comet streaks by Earth this weekend

The year’s brightest comet streaks by Earth this weekend

The night sky will come alive this weekend when a green comet streaks by Earth on the heels of the Geminid meteor shower’s display of green fireballs. Comet 46P/Wirtanen began brightening in November, but it will make its closest approach to Earth on Sunday and be visible with the naked eye. The comet will come…MORE

Geminid meteor shower: How and when to watch

Geminid meteor shower: How and when to watch

The Geminid meteor shower peaks this week, so hope for clear skies that will let you see a beautiful show of green fireballs on Thursday and Friday. This will be the last — and strongest — meteor shower of the year, according to NASA. This phenomenon was first recorded in 1862 and causes a show…MORE

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Dave Says: Home warranties?

Dave Says: Home warranties?

Dave Says: Home warranties? Dear Dave, Are home warranties a waste of money if someone has been following your plan and already has six months of expenses set aside in an emergency fund, plus home insurance? Andrea Dear Andrea, Home warranties are a waste of money even if you don’t have quite that much set aside…

Dave Says: Put retirement on hold temporarily?

Dave Says: Put retirement on hold temporarily?

Dave Says: Put retirement on hold temporarily? Dear Dave, Should I stop making contributions to my 401(k) account for a year in order to save up an emergency fund? Thanks to you, I’m 33 and debt-free. Blake Dear Blake, Congratulations on being debt-free at such a young age! I appreciate the credit, but the truth is…