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'Great British Bake Off' Judge Feels 'Awful' for Tweeting Out Winner Before Finale

"Great British Bake Off" judge Prue Leith accidentally tweeted out the name of the latest season's winner six hours too early, and she's breaking her silence on the incident to say it was "the most idiotic thing in the world." "I think that was one of the worst half an hours, that first half an hour

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Bangladesh refugee crisis poised for massive health epidemic

Download PDF (219.78 KB) "The crisis facing 800,000 refugees in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazaar today is alarming, but we're on the brink of a large-scale health catastrophe if the situation isn't turned around," warned Benedicte Giver, Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council's expert deployment roster,

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15 new U.S. citizens welcomed at Gettysburg National Military Park during Dedication Day Ceremony

Gettysburg, Pa.- 15-people, who were born in different countries are now official U.S. citizens. The candidates were naturalized on Sunday in Gettysburg, Adams County. What was even more special about the event, was that on this day 146-years ago, President Abraham Lincoln delivered The Gettysburg A


Alec Glassford

PALO ALTO - Palo Alto City Council voted Nov. 13 for city staff to begin drafting new regulations for certain buildings at risk of earthquake damage, the latest step in a multiyear effort to understand and improve the seismic safety of the city's older buildings. The number of refugees coming from I


China's Belt and Road Initiative Is Stoking Tensions with India

Security, Asia If Beijing maintains its current approach of BRI implementation, it will push New Delhi to balance against increasing Chinese power. China's Belt and Road Initiative Is Stoking Tensions with India The Chinese Communist Party enshrined President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative (B


Stitch Buffalo unites refugee community throughout empowering workshops

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Moving to a new country can be stressful - new languages, people, cultures, surroundings and ways. But change can be made easier with support systems - like Stitch Buffalo. What started with one refugee woman back in 2014, has since grown into a diverse community of oer 55 wom


Falls Church Native Starts Emergency Medical Evacuation Program Overseas

CHARLIE MIZE (center) stands in between two Bhutanese medical professionals who help him during the BEAR dispatches that transport people experiencing medical emergencies from hard-to-reach rural areas to one of the country's hospitals. (Photo: Courtesy Charlie Mize) A teenage boy was working on the


Palestine boosted by Asian qualifying success

AFP Palestinian football has enjoyed plenty of success in recent years, following the country's historic AFC Asian Cup debut in Australia in 2015. Though they exited the competition in the first round, the Palestinians have continued to make significant progress since then. When Abdel Nasser Bara


World Cup Touchline: The story of qualification

World Cup qualifying will take you places. It'll take you places, man. And the best part about it is that you never quite know where. It'll take you to the banks of the Mediterranean, to the East Asian meccas, to the Himalayas, Rockies and Andes. To the equator and the edge of the Arctic, to the mid


This Might Be the Bay Area's Most Interesting Coffee Shop

New hires practice at the 1951 Coffee Company barista training program. (Angelica Ekeke) In a college town like Berkeley, if you've seen one coffee shop, you've seen them all. One, however, on Channing Way, just a few blocks from campus, pours a unique twist: It's operated entirely by refugees. Th


15 Pieces of Jewelry That Kate Middleton Wears on the Daily

Much as we'd like to imagine otherwise, a tiara and heirloom diamonds are not entirely the appropriate attire for the likes of the school run or a quick trip to the shops, so what's a royal mom to wear on a day-to-day basis? Since Kate Middleton became the Duchess of Cambridge six years ago, she has


A magical lodge in Bhutan

Bhutan is on the cusp of change: ever-more inward investment, ever-more luxury development. So get to Amankora Punakha Lodge (aman.com; from $1,482, including meals, house drinks and activities) fast. To reach the lodge, you walk across a bridge and up a path through forest, the overwhelming sensory


8 Photos that Will Make You Head to the Mountains

Roman Knigshofer's mountain photographs instill a sense of exploration and adventure, and evoke the thrill of pursuit that comes with travel. We asked him about his experiences in eight different mountain ranges around the world -his accompanying photos are sure to have you strapping on your boots a


Philippines draw with Nepal, blow chance to make Asian Cup

Coach Thomas Dooley will now have to wait until March to see if Philippines can qualify. Philippines blew a great chance to seal their place at the 2019 AFC Asian Cup as they laboured to a 0-0 draw in Nepal. The Azkals will now have to avoid defeat at home to Tajikistan in next March's final Group F


4 nabbed, gold biscuits worth Rs 4.24 crore seized in Bengal

Four persons hailing from Manipur were arrested and 14 kg of contraband gold biscuits valued at Rs 4.24 crore seized from them on Tuesday by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials in West Bengal. A DRI release said DRI officials maintained strict surveillance at the Bandel Railway station


2017 Top Travel Specialists We Trust

The more unpredictable our natural and political landscapes become, the more we feel the urge to visit places untouched by the news cycle. So, as we continue to support and keep a close watch on those areas hit hardest by a rash of hurricanes, fires, and foreign-policy blunders, we're craving the ki


Bangladesh: Floods: Revised Emergency Appeal

Download PDF (1.12 MB) This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks 4,813,498 Swiss francs (increased from 4,712,033 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to


World's Happiest Countries

1/100 SLIDES Pixabay How much of an impact can your surroundings have on your overall happiness? Though we'd like to think we all have complete control over our own emotions, where one lives can have a considerable impact on their personal well-being, and a recent study from the United Nations show


'Protect landscapes to protect everything': Bhutan announces national push for climate resiliency and conservation

11th November 2017, Thimphu: As COP23 international climate talks continue in Bonn, Bhutan has launched a ground-breaking US$13.9 million Global Environment Facility (GEF) project aimed at enhancing the resilience of communities and protecting the country's unique and rich biodiversity in the face o


India strengthens its relations with Bangladesh

The Indian government is anxious to strengthen relations with Bangladesh to counter Chinese influence in that country. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Bangladesh on October 22 and 23 as part of this rivalry. Earlier in the month, Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley toured Ban