Strikes kill 150 Islamic State militants in Syria: U.S.-led coalition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State said it killed nearly 150 militants in strikes carried out on Saturday in the Syrian middle Euphrates River Valley. “The precision strikes were a culmination of extensive intelligence preparation to confirm an ISIS headquarters and command and control center in an exclusively ISIS-occupied location in the contested middle Euphrates River Valley,” ...

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Body of Teletubbies Tinky Winky actor Simon Shelton Barnes found near Liverpool waterfront

The body of the Teletubbies actor who played Tinky Winky was discovered near Liverpool waterfront. Police have confirmed they found Simon Shelton Barnes’s body at around 7.30am on January 17. The trained dancer and choreographer, who played much-loved Tinky Winky in the hit children’s show, died suddenly while visiting the city from his home in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. The dad-of-three’s death ...

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Can I keep a broken egg in the fridge? Bizarre problems people call 999 about

A woman dialled the emergency 999 number to ask if she could keep her broken egg in her fridge. The bizarre call came through to East Midlands Ambulance Service, who are flooded with millions of actual emergencies. The woman started the call by saying she “just needed some advice” before revealing it was about her broken egg. She asked the ...

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Facebook gets a new AI boss as it reorganizes to tackle Mark Zuckerberg's big mission (FB)

Facebook’s Yann LeCun, who is stepping down from day-to-day oversight of the company’s artificial intelligence research. Getty Yann LeCun, who helped launch Facebook’s artficial intelligence research initiative, is stepping aside from overseeing the company’s day-to-day AI efforts but will remain at the company. IBM veteran Jérôme Pesenti will replace LeCun and will also oversee Facebook’s effort to integrate AI into ...

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Here's what UBS' bosses are telling people about a big shakeup at its $2.3 trillion money management unit

FILE PHOTO: The offices of Swiss bank UBS are seen in the financial district of the City of London Thomson Reuters UBS, the Switzerland-based money manager, announced Monday the integration of its two wealth management arms.  According to a memo obtained by Business Insider, the shakeup includes a number of role shifts. The combined business, according to the memo, will ...

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LaVar Ball served as an assistant coach for his sons' Lithuanian club team in the Big Baller Brand Challenge Games

LaVar Ball speaks with Virginijus Seskus, head coach of Vytautas Prienai. Alius Koroliovas/Getty Images LaVar Ball was back to coaching his sons on Tuesday, serving as an assistant coach for Vytautas Prienai in their game against BC Dzukija. He encouraged the team to play with a fast-paced offense, resulting in a high scoring affair with little defense from either team. The role ...

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5 ways to get rid of body acne that actually work

No word on if Kristen Bell actually uses these tactics to achieve her clear skin.Christopher Polk/Getty Images Facial acne may be hard to ignore, but why is everyone so ashamed to admit they have body acne, too?  We talk so much about solutions for facial acne thanks to experts or kitchen treatments, but it seems as though we’re at a ...

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Oscars nominations 2018: Rachel Morrison becomes first female cinematographer to receive a nod

The 2018 Oscars are set to be a historic occasion: Rachel Morrison has received the first nomination for a female cinematographer for her work in Mudbound. Morrison’s inclusion in the best cinematography category is the first time a woman has been nominated in the award show’s 90-year span. Just a few weeks ago, she received a nomination in the feature-film category at the ...

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UK military cuts shelved until after new defence spending review

Cuts to the UK’s military forces have been put on ice after the National Security Council ordered a review of defence spending. Downing Street announced current spending plans which military chiefs had warned could see the armed forces badly diminished would be deferred until the new review was complete. The council (NSC) also ordered the creation of a new National ...

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Labour NEC intervenes in Haringey development row

Labour’s National Executive Committee has called on the party’s councillors in a north London borough to halt a controversial housing project. It has advised Labour-run Haringey to pause the project – which has split the local party – if mediation aimed at overcoming the divisions fails. The project is opposed locally by pro-Corbyn pressure group Momentum. The NEC was meeting ...

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