Once written off as dead, the Aral Sea has returned to life. @denechen @WeidmanPhoto @NatGeo
April colors #wisteria #Kitakyushu
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Climate change revealed this U.S. military secret
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Turkeys Erdogan says U.S. should look at its own actions if it wants jailed pastor freed
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Barbara Bush laid to rest
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Dont be fooled: blockchain WILL kill the invoice. #blockchain #finance
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Claim free tickets to the Country Living Spring Fair
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With his latest decision, Gorsuch did Scalia proud (if not Trump).
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Anti-government rally in Hungary focuses on media freedom.
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This might be the most poorly timed Trump tweet of them all
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The crisis of pro-Trump journalism:
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Scott Pruitt May Have Violated Oklahoma Ethics Rules as a State Senator
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Why I failed to deport illegal immigrants as a Foreign Office minister
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Former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen entering NBA draft
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Britain just went more than two days without using coal for first time in a century
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EU and Mexico agree new free trade pact
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Death toll in Nicaragua protests rises to six
Swaziland king officially renames country kingdom eswatini
Barbara Bush laid to rest
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Stop looking at James Comey like some kind of hero
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US senator takes her newborn baby to vote
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Verne Troyer, best known for playing Mini-me in Austin Powers, dies aged 49
Trump calls Comey a liar and leaker
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British teenager who cyber-terrorised US intelligence officials is locked up
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U.S. regulator permits Chinas ZTE to submit more evidence
Trump Is Considering Another Presidential Pardon
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Already accused of sex assault, Missouri governor indicted over fundraising felony
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