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Review: Adam Lambert and Queen excellent on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Special

On June 22, Grammy-nominated pop star Adam Lambert and acclaimed classic rock group Queen performed at "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

Op-Ed: Questions remain about USS Fitzgerald collision with cargo ship

Tokyo - There are still many questions as to how the US destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald managed to be hit by the bow of a cargo vessel off the Japan coast.

German firm uses facial recognition to bring personalized ads

A German marketing company has started scanning the faces of waiting customers at checkout in supermarkets and post offices on a trial basis. The information is used to give personalized ads in adjacent screens targeting specific demographic groups.

Review: Joe Nichols superb on new radio single 'Never Gets Old' Special

Country star Joe Nichols is back stronger than ever with his brand new single, "Never Gets Old," which is off his sophomore album on BBR Music Group/BMG.

'Girls as dessert': Thai sex scandal exposes grim tradition

Bangkok - When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest food and drink and then bring out the teen girls, often referred to as "dessert".

Greece takes home foreclosures online to avoid protests

Atenas - The scene has become familiar in Greece in recent months -- a middle-aged woman in a courthouse, trying to dodge an angry crowd shouting inches from her face."Get out, crow!

Large Wildfires blazing across Southwest as deadly heat expands

The core of extreme heat keeping the southwestern part of the country in misery will expand its reach into the Pacific Northwest as the hot, dry weather further elevates the wildfire risk in the Southwest through Sunday.

Op-Ed: How many people does it take to upgrade PHP? Way too many.

Sydney - I got a notification from WordPress today which stated that my PHP was out of date, and I should upgrade immediately. That began a saga of epic proportions, with a payoff even Alfred Hitchcock would have liked.

In Mosul, ghostly civilians emerge from Old City hell

Mosul - They all say they are back from "hell". Quivering and emaciated, the civilians emerging from Mosul's Old City have survived famine but often lost relatives and sometimes their sanity.

Cyprus leaders under pressure to strike peace deal in Swiss resort

Nicosia - Rival Cypriot leaders at a make-or-break summit in Switzerland this week will come under pressure to seal an elusive peace deal for their divided island or face the consequences.

Treating depression with brain orientated magnets

New research has been undertaken relation to lowering the impact of depression on the affected individual. Researchers from the Semel Institute report on an interesting new approach using magnets.

Merkel rival Martin Schulz fights to stem popularity plunge

Dortmund - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief challenger in September elections, Martin Schulz, faces a party congress on Sunday where he will be pressed for a strategy to reverse his plunging popularity.

Airborne fungal toxins from wallpaper create indoor health risk

A new study suggests that wallpaper may contribute to "sick building syndrome." When toxins from fungi growing on wallpaper become airborne, they can create an indoor health risk.

After string of defeats, Democrats rudderless in Trump era

Washington - Frozen out of power in Washington and having lost a string of congressional races this year, Democrats are struggling to craft winning strategies to convert disillusionment with President Donald Trump into victory in 2018's midterm elections.

Facing ruin, India's ancient glass artists blame the Taj

Firozabad - Hanuman Prasad Garg doesn't blame rising fuel prices or pressure from cheap knock-offs for the slow demise of the glass industry where Indian artisans have forged bangles for centuries. He blames the Taj Mahal.

The prize-winning tech helping Ghana's farmers to grow

Accra - Agyei Douglas is a farmer who grows vegetables near Kumasi in Ghana's central Ashanti region. He used to struggle to access markets and capital.

Kirchner, divisive Argentina ex-leader back in fray

Buenos Aires - Cristina Kirchner, the leftist ex-president who dominated Argentine politics for years alongside her late husband, has remained a divisive figure since leaving power -- and is now seeking public office again.

India's Modi heads to Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet

New Delhi - India's leader heads to the US this weekend for his first meeting with President Donald Trump, seeking to build on growing ties between the world's two largest democracies and move beyond disagreements over climate change.

Messi's gritty hometown braces for a glam wedding

Rosario - Security is at the top of everyone's minds in Rosario, Argentina these days.

Review: Jessie Chris wows on 'Today' show performance of 'Burn' single Special

New York - On June 21, rising country artist Jessie Chris performed on the "Today" show in New York City, where she sang her latest single "Burn."
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