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Adam Lambert to perform on 'CMT Artists of the Year'

Pop superstar Adam Lambert will be performing on the "CMT Artists of the Year" special, which airs tomorrow, Dec. 2 on CMT.

Turkey: Adversary or ally of IS?

Istanbul - For Ankara, the Islamic State (IS) group is an officially-listed terrorist organisation which poses an immediate threat to Turkish territory.

Rising CO2 levels causing spike in phytoplankton in oceans

For a long time, scientists have thought the number of plankton species in the world's oceans would decrease due to increased acidification. However, over the past four decades or so, their populations have increased, says a new study.

NATO to keep about 12,000 troops in Afghanistan during 2016

Kabul - NATO has decided to maintain a steady level of about 12,000 troops in Afghanistan during 2016. It also launched a campaign to fund 350,000 Afghan forces it hopes will be able eventually to secure Afghanistan against the Taliban.

Russia building new military bases on islands claimed by Japan

Moscow - Russia has begun building two modern military compounds on the far eastern Kuril islands, defence minister Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday, heightening long-running tensions with Japan over the disputed islands.

Male and female brains are a myth

It is sometimes part of the popular lexicon to sometimes speak of a "male brain" or a "female brain," drawing in on gender-role stereotypes. Scientifically there is no such thing, as a new study demonstrates.

U.S. House blocks carbon emission rules, Obama to veto

Washington - US House Republicans voted Tuesday to block President Barack Obama's regulations on reducing greenhouse gas emissions -- a move certain to spark his veto -- as negotiators work on a global climate deal in Paris.

It is happening again — World's bananas at risk of extinction

History does repeat itself, and one of the world's favorite fruits is at risk of disappearing, maybe for good. A virulent fungal disease has struck again, jumping continents as it devastates banana crops in its relentless move toward Latin America.

NBA teams consider absurd strategy against Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors improved to 19-0 Monday night in a narrow win over the Utah Jazz. The Warriors are already off to the hottest start in NBA history, and they're the undisputed best team in basketball.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, wife, donating 99% of Facebook shares

San Francisco - In a letter to their newborn daughter, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledged to donate 99 percent of their Facebook shares to charity so that their child may "grow up in a world better than ours today."

Review: Shawna Platt breaks through the barriers of self publishing. Special

Shawna Platt breaks through the barriers that most self published authors face as an independent author. Her latest book, Her only Son, has been receiving five star reviews.

Review: Second City's 'Unwrapped' is a holiday treat Special

Toronto - Just in time for the holidays, Second City's latest show, 'Unwrapped,' skewers holiday traditions along with dating on Tinder, "Netflix and chill" and more.

Climate change activists converge in Northern California Special

Arcata - As world leaders gathered in Paris to reach an agreement over climate change, local activists took to the grassy central plaza of Arcata, California, home of Humboldt State University, to voice their own concerns.

From Kosovo to Iraq, UK's recent military interventions

London - Syria looks set to become the latest in several overseas military operations for Britain in recent years, as lawmakers prepare Wednesday to vote to join air strikes against the Islamic State group.

Review: Ray Price's 'No More Songs to Sing' is a timeless recording Special

"No More Songs to Sing" by the late country legend Ray Price has been posthumously released to the country radio airwaves.

Thailand has given legal status to over 18,000 stateless people

Bangkok - Thailand reported on Tuesday it has granted nationality status to 18, 770 stateless people over the past three years, UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency welcomed the announcement, saying this was an important step in reducing global statelessness.

Paris attackers — What we know so far

Paris - French police made another arrest Tuesday in connection with the Paris attacks, which left 130 people dead, as the international manhunt for two suspects went on. Here is a summary of the latest developments in the investigation.

Warsaw 'in contact' with abductors of Polish sailors

Varsovia - Poland said on Tuesday it was "in contact" with the abductors of five Polish sailors kidnapped last week off southern Nigeria, a region known as a piracy hotspot.

'Christmas lights can slow your Wi-Fi', claims Ofcom

Over the next few weeks, millions of fairy lights will be installed in homes worldwide. They may appear harmless but Ofcom, the UK telecoms watchdog, thinks otherwise. It has warned that Christmas lights can slow down Wi-Fi, prompting a mass debate.

Obamacare deductibles leading to more critical illness policies

Critical illness insurance policies are more popular than ever. A study conducted by Gen Re showed that critical illness gained almost $381 million of new business revenue last year.
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