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1. The many faces of hemp17:13[−]
The ecological properties of hemp makes it one of the types of insulation used in construction with the lowest carbon emissions footprint A relatively recent interest in hemp as a building material responds to a global trend that encourages the development of bio-based products and the reduction of carbon emissions. But its use dates back to many centuries ago. In China, in 200 BCE, hemp was mixed with lime and tung oil, and used as caulk for junk ships, classic ancient Chinese sailing vessels. It is no surprise these hemp vessels, which sailed by the early Middle Ages, are still in wide use. The permeability of the hemp material that controls moisture similarly to existing wooden elements,...

2. Losing trades should never stop you from trading16:19[−]
We know that all traders lose their money when they first tare in Forex. This does not say you are going to make the profit if you stick to your trades. When there are a lot of professional traders in this market, it is hard to make the profit in Forex. Many people quit their career after they have lost their investment in markets. We are saying from the beginning that any investment that has been made to this market is risky. There are chances that you will lose all of your investments and you need to know how to trade in different markets also by not losing your money. If you place your trades and you lost your money, your account will be closed in markets. A lot of traders have...

3. Oracle clinches $1.19b deal to buy Australia’s Aconex16:05[−]
The deal comes as Oracle has been looking to refashion its business around internet-based products ......

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4. Best Binoculars Under 100 Dollars15:59[−]
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5. Russia does a Russia in Russian election15:55[−]
It’s not just U.S. and other foreign government elections that the Kremlin is trying to influence using underhanded social...

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6. This is the most-loved Christmas market in the UK15:45[−]
The UK’s favourite Christmas market has been announced, but have you visited it yet? Come December, is there anything more delightfully festive than a Christmas market? Although Brits have been known to travel abroad to the likes of Germany and Prague to get our festive kicks, the UK is also home to some pretty magical Christmas markets – and there’s one in particular that we all need to visit. According to Red, development company McCarthy and Stone asked its customers to choose their favourite Christmas...

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7. UK plan to tackle plastic waste threat15:25[−]
Mr Gove agreed the UK must expand its capacity to recycle, especially in the light of China's decision to refuse to recycle British waste in future. In the short term, he said, the UK would look to other East Asian nations to recycle British waste. But he said in the longer term the nation must "stop offshoring our dirt." He says he's been spurred to action by David Attenborough's Blue Planet series, which highlighted the harm to marine...

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8. Gene Simmons denies sexual misconduct accusations15:24[−]
Los Angeles, Dec 18 : Kiss bassist Gene Simmons has denied accusations of sexual misconduct in response to a lawsuit filed by a Jane Doe. "Friends, I intend to defend myself against any alleged charges you may...

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9. India's politicians have lost sight of Gandhi's vision15:23[−]
I refer to your article Indian PM Modi's party predicted to win key state (December 15). It is time to reflect on whether political parties need to attack each other so ruthlessly during election campaigns. In Gujarat, the accusations were nasty, with former prime minister Manmohan Singh being accused of conspiring with Pakistan to influence the election results. This was baseless and in bad taste. Whilst victory in elections is important, political leaders need to ensure that the battle should not become vicious. The...

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10. Google doodle celebrates December festivities15:16[−]
Google on Monday announced the arrival of the festive season of December with a series of interactive doodles marking the global holiday season. The series will continue till January 1, 2018. December means family and holiday travel, and Google's...

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11. Kanye West makes his debut on Kardashian Christmas card15:13[−]
Kanye West has made his first full appearance in the Kardashian family Christmas card. The 40-year-old rapper began dating wife Kim Kardashian West in 2012 but had so far chosen not to feature in her family's reality series 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' and has never appeared with his wife and in-laws in their annual festive photo shoot. But Kim, 37,...

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12. India Among First Markets In Toyota’s Global Electric Vehicle Launch Plans15:04[−]
The Smarter way to get your business news - Subscribe to BloombergQuint on WhatsApp Japanese auto major Toyota today said it will launch more than ten battery electric vehicles by early 2020s starting in China, with India to be among the first markets along with the U.S. and Europe besides its home turf. The company said it aims to sell more than 5.5 million electrified vehicles, including more than 1 million zero- emission vehicles –...

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13. Five tips to make Facebook slightly less terrible for your mental health14:49[−]
Facebook can seriously damage your mental health (Picture Getty) Lots of us knew it, but Facebook has finally ‘fessed up to the fact that pressing the big blue button on your phone is terrible for your mental health. Facebook referred to research linking in teenage depression with technology use in a blog post. Repeated studies have shown heavy ‘passive’ Facebook use is linked to depression. It’s a moment similar to when tobacco companies warned about the dangers of smoking – but Facebook also highlighted research showing how to minimise the...

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14. Vermont's moose population struggles despite hunting cutback14:43[−]
ISLAND POND, Vt. (AP) — Scientists say they fear shifting climate conditions are to blame for Vermont's struggling moose population. ......

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15. Making the cut before the fight14:41[−]
Making the cut before the fight is just as important as your actual fighting skill. They both work to help you win the fight. Burning fat while still maintaining your strength, stamina and endurance is a sure combination to put you ahead of your opponent and translate into certain win. But if you fail to burn enough fat before your fight, you are very likely to lose the bout as a result of little strength and no cardio. You can undertake some really extreme fat burning activities in order to meet up with your weigh in target before...

16. If Fake News Doesn’t Matter, Read What Americans Think About California’s Wildfires14:40[−]
Article by WN.Com Correspondent Dallas Darling If Hell hath no fury like Mother Nature scorned, how much more does a nation that’s been reared on Fake News? Indeed, the raging inferno burning across California isn’t the only thing destroying America. So too is a corporate-owned information network that has not only lulled Americans into believing misinformation, disinformation and a contempt for the truth or the reality of how most people live – including the world, but has socially engineered human behavior and the habits of the mind to the extent that newspapers have them hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing. Meanwhile, even the best...

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17. EU regulators to investigate Ikea's Dutch tax deals14:34[−]
By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS, Dec 18 (Reuters) - EU state aid regulators will investigate whether Swedish furniture retailer Ikea's tax arrangement with Dutch tax authorities helped cut its tax bill, the latest crackdown on unfair tax deals between multinationals and EU countries. The European Commission said on Monday that...

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18. Serena Williams: Daughter's teething makes me cry14:31[−]
Serena Williams says watching her baby daughter go through the pain of teething is "breaking my heart". The 36-year-old tennis superstar reached out to her followers on social media in desperation for advice on how she can ease three-and-a-half-month-old Alexis Olympia's...

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19. Education Tools to Help Kids Succeed at School in 201814:31[−]
(StatePoint) In today’s tech-driven world, the classroom is evolving rapidly. Students equipped with the right tools will get a leg up on their studies and long-term success. So, what’s effective in the world of educational tools today? Check out these innovative items. Music Made Easier Music has always helped children learn and succeed in their other classes. However, it can now be easier...

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20. Tough time for hotels in staff search14:29[−]
The biggest challenge facing the global hospitality sector is finding talented hotel staff, said David Crowl, the vice president for sales and marketing for Four Seasons in Europe, Middle East and Africa. The problem is particularly acute in the Gulf, partly as a result of the rapid growth of tourism, said Nirbikh Goel, the director of Human Resources at the South West Asia divisional office of Hyatt International in Dubai. "There is a clear gap between the number of rooms being built in the region and the number of trained staff that are available," he said. The problem has been exacerbated...

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21. China's Huawei to expand in US smartphone market next year14:22[−]
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese smartphone brand Huawei will start sales through U.S. carriers next year, a Huawei executive said Monday, stepping up the No. 3 global handset seller's presence in the home market of rival Apple Inc. The president of Huawei Technologies Ltd.'s consumer business, Richard Yu, said he would announce details at next month's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. He said sales would start with the flagship Mate 10 but declined to give a price or say through which carrier or carriers they would be sold. Huawei sells some models in U.S. electronics stores and online but has a minimal share of an American market in which most...

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22. Brexit Hit To UK Economy Could Be ?350m A Week Leavers Promised To Claw Back14:19[−]
New research has revealed Brexit could end up costing the UK economy ?350m a week - the same amount Leave campaigners promised the country would get back after exiting the EU. The in-depth study by the Financial Times examines a range of economic estimates and predictions, including the value of Britain’s output, which is now around 0.9 per cent lower than was possible if the country had voted Remain. Economists...

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23. 10 of the best Michelin-rated restaurants in Bangkok14:17[−]
The first Michelin guide to Bangkok’s brilliant food scene reveals a city where both fine dining and street food can be as affordable as they are adventurous...

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24. DPRK marks 6th anniversary of death of leader14:14[−]
The Associated Press PYONGYANG (AP) — Crowds of flower-bearing North Koreans on Sunday streamed past statues and portraits of their leaders to pay respects on the sixth anniversary of the death of Kim Jong Un’s father, Kim Jong Il....

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25. 61 killed after days of violence in Ethiopia13:37[−]
Addis Ababa - At least 61 people have been killed in clashes between different ethnic groups in Ethiopia's Oromiya region, officials said, the latest bout of violence to highlight increasing instability in a province racked by bloody protests in 2015 and 2016. From Thursday, 29 ethnic Oromos were...

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26. What is Panagbenga Festival?13:34[−]
You have probably attended many types of festivals and remember most of them but have you ever attend a festival which is completely dedicated to nature, flowers, culture, and tradition? If not, then you must get yourself familiar with the local festival of the Philippines which is called Panagbenga festival. Meaning of Panagbenga: The word Panagbenga means flowers so it has been translated as flower festival. The Panagbenga festival took place in Baguio city where people from all around the world come...

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27. 5 beautiful Arab cities you should visit to feel like home13:22[−]
The magnanimous Arab world, spreading across the Middle East and northern Africa, enwraps rich Arabic culture and tradition. The nuances of every Arab city and intricacies of its heritage, make it worth experiencing the myriad hues of Arabic culture, cuisine, arts and music, and entertainment. However, these five destinations are most famous with travellers thronging these cities all year round! Arabs are sure to find their sojourn in these five cities which entice with the warm hospitality of its people. While foreign travellers are left awestruck with the beauty of these...

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28. Trump administration is putting Americans abroad at risk, says US diplomat on quitting State department13:20[−]
Donald Trump's administration is putting the lives of American...

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29. Oscar Isaac in talks for The Addams Family13:19[−]
Oscar Isaac is in line to voice a starring role in the new animated movie adaptation of 'The Addams Family'. The 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' actor will lend his vocal talents to the head of the family, Gomez Addams, if talks with MGM are successful, according to Variety. The...

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30. African refugees reach France in resettlement initiative13:19[−]
PARIS (AP) - The first group of African refugees benefiting from a new initiative bringing the especially vulnerable directly to Europe has arrived in France. An Interior Ministry...

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31. Trump will drop climate change from US National Security Strategy13:05[−]
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32. Were you aware of these Hazards of smoking on your skin?13:00[−]
So, finally, you wanted to quit. If you’ve been smoking for a considerable period of time and count about a pack or more sticks burned on a daily basis, the road to quitting smoking is not going to be easy. You know it’s an addiction, and you need to go through a proper program to make sure that you quit properly to make sure those sticks stay off limits but also, to make sure that your body properly adjusts to your new lifestyle. Motivation, often overlooked, is also key to successfully quitting. While the top motivators could be your health and your loved ones, the hazards of smoking can also take a toll on your good looks. What Happens To Your Skin When You Huff And Puff As a...

33. McCain goes to Arizona for Christmas, will miss tax vote12:59[−]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain has returned to Arizona to celebrate Christmas with his family and will miss the vote on the GOP tax bill. The 81-year-old senator was admitted last week to Walter Reed Medical Center and treated for a viral infection. A doctor says he is also "responding positively" to ongoing treatment for brain cancer. His daughter Meghan McCain tweeted Sunday: "My father is doing well and we are all looking forward to spending Christmas together in Arizona." The senator will undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in the state after spending several days at Walter Reed...

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34. What became of Latvia’s left?12:55[−]
Looking at the state of the country’s politics today, you’d hardly imagine it. But 100 years ago, Latvia was one of the most left-wing corners of the doomed Russian Empire. Photo: David Holt / Flickr. Some rights reserved. The past month has seen a flurry of articles on the anniversary of October 1917 in St Petersburg and their consequences — many illuminating, some rather less so. Illuminating or not, the emphasis has usually been on the Russian in Russian revolution — the impact on the modern Russian state. But St Petersburg was an imperial capital at the time, ruling not only over the cities of the modern Russian Federation, but Tashkent, Tbilisi and Tallinn as well. It was very often in...

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35. Gujarat results show people are not happy with BJP: Shiv Sena12:32[−]
As the Bharatiya Janata Party is set to form the government for the sixth consecutive time in Gujarat, its ally Shiv Sena said that the results show that the people are not happy with the BJP in Gujarat. The Sena also continued to laud the Congress President Rahul Gandhi for leading his party “without bothering about the results.” Senior Sena...

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36. Conservative Pinera wins another turn as Chile’s president12:20[−]
Former President Sebastian Pinera addresses supporters after winning the presidential elections runoff in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, on December 17, 2017. SANTIAGO: Former President Sebastian Pinera’s resounding victory in a presidential runoff election swings Chile back to the right and highlights the increasing number of conservative leaders who have won power in Latin America. With nearly all ballots counted, the billionaire won 54.6 percent of the votes Sunday to 45.4 percent for former journalist and center-left Sen. Alejandro Guillier. Analysts had...

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37. Pakistan steps up security after nine killed in IS attack on church12:19[−]
Pakistani security forces were on high alert across the country on Monday following a suicide attack on a church by the Islamic State (IS) group that killed nine people, officials said. The assault in Quetta, the capital of south-western Baluchistan province, on Sunday also wounded about 60 worshippers. It was the first attack on a church claimed by the IS affiliate in Pakistan....

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38. China defends trade with US as Pres Trump set to brand it a ‘competitor’12:14[−]
China’s foreign ministry on Monday defended trade with the United States as a win-win scenario ahead of a speech by US President Donald Trump laying out a new national security strategy that makes clear that China is a competitor. Trump has praised Chinese President Xi Jinping while also demanding that Beijing increase pressure on North Korea over its nuclear programme and changes in trade practices to make them more...

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39. Honduras president declared election winner; unrest persists11:55[−]
By FREDDY CUEVAS TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared the winner of Honduras’ disputed election, but that did little to quell unrest from weeks of uncertainty as challenger Salvador Nasralla called for more protests Monday and the Organization of American States proposed a re-do of the vote. The OAS, which sent election observers to the country, issued a statement saying it was impossible to determine the outcome with enough certainty due to irregularities including “deliberate human intrusions into the computer system, intentional elimination of digital traces,” opened ballot boxes and “extreme statistical improbability...

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40. Can food change your mood?11:35[−]
The link between food and diabetes, heart disease and obesity is well known, but can what you eat also affect your mental wellbeing?...

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41. Austrian far-right to be sworn into new government11:32[−]
Preparation has been made in Austria for the far-right Freedom Party to be sworn in as part of the country’s new coalition government. The new government to be inaugurated later on Monday is a...

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42. Gold prices range-bound as dollar holds firm on U.S. tax bill hopes11:22[−]
* Spot gold faces resistance at $1,262/oz -technicals * Speculators cut net longs in gold in week to Dec 12 (Updates prices) By Apeksha Nair Dec 18 (Reuters) - Gold traded sideways in a tight range onMonday, pressured by firmer equities and a buoyant dollar aftera bill to overhaul the tax system in the United States moved...

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43. New Opening: Osteria Romana11:06[−]
"Eat my daughter, eat, you're too skinny!". Filiform or luscious, this sentence is a classic of the genre for girls from Italian families. The “Osteria Romana”, as it is called, has made its cuisine a universal art. As hunger awaits us (and the fat does not scare us) they have prepared selections from best recipes made in Italia! Luckily for those residing in London, they now have the opportunity of housing the best Restaurant. Dishes served here are as good as in Naples. Yes, okay, this sentence coming out of anyone's...

44. Italy to decrease military presence in Iraq following victory over IS10:58[−]
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Rome plans to reduce its military presence in Iraq following Baghdad’s announcement of its “final victory” over the Islamic State (IS), said Italian Foreign Minister Roberta Pinotti on Sunday. “I can say with satisfaction that one of the goals has been achieved...

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45. American recaptured after Bali prison break10:46[−]
Jakarta, Dec 18 (IANS) Indonesian authorities have recaptured a US citizen accused of drugs offences who escaped from a prison in Bali last week. Christian Beasley, 32,...

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46. New Belgian trial date due for Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam10:44[−]
A Belgian court is expected to set a new date on Monday for the trial of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam over a shooting in Brussels that led to his capture. Abdeslam, the sole surviving suspect of the November 2015 Paris attacks which left 130...

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47. BJP wins Gujarat, Himachal: Bad run continues for Congress, party reduced to 5 state govts10:37[−]
The existential crisis that the Congress party faced following successive loses in the form of Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, among others, has just amplified. As per trends at 11:30 am for results to Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh,...

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48. How to Make a Good Set-list?10:24[−]
Before a concert, it is necessary to know which pieces you will interpret. This is the set-list. There are several constraints to respect and some tips to implement so that the group is at ease, and that the public enters your universe. A Quick Reminder First of all, you have to make a set-list according to the time you have to play. For that, make a starting list, then in rehearsal, execute there in concert condition while timing. You will see whether to add or remove pieces. Feel free to be a bit wide just in case. A concert is a communion with the public. The choice of titles and their order is paramount. Start with some catchy songs, but do not hesitate to soften the game to make a final...

49. ‘Do I need a British accent?’, asks Barack Obama, as Prince Harry interviews him for ...10:07[−]
What happens when a prince interviews a president? Well, if this teaser of Britain’s Prince Harry interviewing former US president Barack Obama is anything to go by, the answer is a lot of fun. On Prince Harry’s request, Barack Obama agreed to star in a guest edition of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme....

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50. UN toughens warning of 'genocide' in Myanmar10:02[−]
The top UN human rights official has said he would not be surprised if a court one day ruled that acts of genocide had been committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, according to a television interview to be shown today. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein told the BBC that attacks on the Rohingya had been "well thought out and planned". He said he had asked Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi to do more to stop the military action. Mr...

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