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The 2020 Olympics may have medals made from electronic waste

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are hoping to source the gold, silver and bronze needed to make medals for the games from millions of discarded smartphones and other small consumer electronics.

World's largest radio telescope starts operating in China

Bejing - The world's largest radio telescope began operating in southwestern China Sunday, a project Beijing says will help humanity search for alien life.

Embattled Boko Haram leader Shekau resurfaces in video

Kano - The embattled leader of jihadist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, resurfaced in a video posted online Sunday, rejecting assertions by the Nigerian army that he had been seriously wounded.

Boko Haram leaves Nigeria a lifetime of mental trauma

Maiduguri - The soldier clutched his book with both hands. He shouted his name, rank and Nigerian Army number to no-one in particular. He stood up straight and ended every reply with a bark of "sah" (sir).

NBA Trade Rumors: DeMarcus Cousins to Cleveland Cavaliers?

Cleveland - It's hard to fathom a team that won an NBA title in June is looking to make some big moves to their roster before the upcoming season, but that could be the case in Cleveland as they look to keep pace with Golden State and their addition of Kevin Durant.

U.S. has used white phosphorus in Iraq

Pictures and videos posted online by the Pentagon show that the United States is using white phosphorus munitiions in its fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq.

Fresh strikes pound Aleppo ahead of UN Syria talks

Aleppo - Syrian and Russian warplanes again pounded rebel-held east Aleppo on Sunday ahead of a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the worst surge in violence to hit the devastated city in years.

Pulling a rip cord over North Korea

Kumhwa - When he booked his tour, Swiss lawyer Rafael Studer hadn't seriously considered the option of jumping out of a Russian-made helicopter at 2,000 meters strapped to a North Korean soldier.

Putting ‘feed a cold, starve a fever’ to the test

It’s an old wives tale – “feed a cold and starve a fever.” But does it come with any scientific basis? One research laboratory has put the aphorism to the test.

Britain's Prince William and Kate visit Canada

Victoria - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in British Columbia on Saturday for an eight-day trip during which they will view spectacular nature sites and meet with refugees and indigenous Americans.

Syria's Aleppo reels from air strikes, UN chief 'appalled'

Aleppo - UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Saturday he was "appalled by the chilling military escalation" in Syria's battleground city of Aleppo where residents cowered indoors as air strikes toppled buildings and killed at least 45 civilians.

Golovkin likely to face Jacobs before overdue clash with Canelo

Gennady Golovkin has given up the idea of facing Canelo Alvarez this year as he is about to finalize a deal to face mandatory challenger Daniel Jacobs on Dec. 10 following Alvarez' statement that he is done with boxing this year due to injury.

Review: An evening with Tanya Tucker at The Paramount Special

Huntington - Country singer Tanya Tucker performed at The Paramount in Huntington on Sept. 24, with Shotgun Wedding as her opening act.

Former Pacquiao sparring partner Jorge Linares outpoints Crolla

WBC lightweight champion Jorge Linares followed his plan not to rush things out when he comes face-to-face with WBA lightweight titlist Anthony Crolla on Saturday at the Manchester Arena in the U.K. and by doing so he beat Crolla via a unanimous decision.

MLB News and Rumors: Edwin Encarnacion to NY Yankees possible?

New York - After making a run at playing in the post season, it now looks like the NY Yankees season is over and its now time to begin preparations for the 2017 MLB season and finding help in the starting rotation isn't the only priority for the front office.

Review: Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart‎ give star turns in No Man's Land Special

London - No Man's Land featuring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart is currently running on the London stage. The production brings to life one of the most brilliantly entertaining plays by Nobel Prize laureate Harold Pinter.

How drone usage is reshaping America's infrastructure

In the 1980s, the IT revolution upended the way companies do business while completely transforming our economy. Now we have the same thing happening with drone technologies as the potential for commercial drones in the infrastructure sector take off.

US Air Force set to replace intercontinental nuke arsenal

Washington - Hidden underground in steel-and-concrete silos across rural America, more than 400 intercontinental ballistic missiles point to the skies, poised for launch -- and ready to obliterate cities across the world.

Indonesia struggles to tap volcano power

Indonesia - Columns of steam shoot from the ground at an Indonesian power plant sitting in the shadow of an active volcano, as energy is tapped from the red-hot underbelly of the archipelago.

Review: Adele amazes Madison Square Garden, gives shout-out to Brangelina Special

New York - On Sept. 20, global music star Adele performed at Madison Square Garden in New York City. This marked her second out of six shows at the historic venue.
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