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Boris Johnson rejects EU compromise and pushes Britain towards the no-deal Brexit cliff edge

Boris Johnson rejects EU compromise and pushes Britain towards the no-deal Brexit cliff edgeThe likely next prime minister said he would not accept a time-limit or exit mechanism on the contentious backstop for Northern Ireland.



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Gaza's 'night disturbers' put Israeli border villagers on edge ahead of anniversary

Gaza's 'night disturbers' put Israeli border villagers on edge ahead of anniversaryOrganizers say the intention of the night-time events is to fray the nerves of Israeli military lookouts and to lower morale in Israeli villages along the 30-mile frontier. “A child does not know how to tell the difference between a rocket or someone throwing a bomb,” she told Reuters.



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NASA space probe 'phones home' in landmark mission to solar system's edge

NASA space probe 'phones home' in landmark mission to solar system's edgeThe nuclear-powered space probe has traveled 4 billion miles (6.4 billion km) to come within 2,200 miles (3,540 km) of Ultima Thule, an apparently peanut-shaped, 20-mile-long (32-km-long) space rock in the uncharted heart of the Kuiper Belt. Engineers at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland cheered when the spacecraft’s first signals came through the National Aeronautic and Space Agency’s Deep Space Network at 10:28 a.m. EST (1528 GMT). “We have a healthy spacecraft,” Mission Operations Manager Alice Bowman declared.



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NASA space probe 'phones home' in landmark mission to solar system's edge

NASA space probe 'phones home' in landmark mission to solar system's edgeThe nuclear-powered space probe has traveled 4 billion miles (6.4 billion km) to come within 2,200 miles (3,540 km) of Ultima Thule, an apparently peanut-shaped, 20-mile-long (32-km-long) space rock in the uncharted heart of the Kuiper Belt. Engineers at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland cheered when the spacecraft’s first signals came through the National Aeronautic and Space Agency’s Deep Space Network at 10:28 a.m. EST (1528 GMT).



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Chaos at home, fear abroad: Trump unleashed puts western world on edge

Chaos at home, fear abroad: Trump unleashed puts western world on edgeDonald Trump waves as he arrives to speak in Tupelo, Mississippi, in November. The US stumbled into the holiday season with a sense of unravelling, as a large chunk of the federal government ground to a halt, the stock market crashed and the last independently minded, globally respected, major figure left in the administration announced he could no longer work with the president. The defense secretary, James Mattis, handed in his resignation on Thursday, over Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to pull US troops out of Syria.



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Enclave on edge as mystery persists in mansion fire, deaths

Enclave on edge as mystery persists in mansion fire, deathsCOLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) — When a landscaper alerted Boris Volshteyn to smoke pouring out of a nearby mansion, the plastic surgeon hurried home and found his friend and neighbor lying face down out front. His first thought was to try CPR, but it was no use.



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Florida: Senate race stays on knife edge as hand recount ordered

Florida: Senate race stays on knife edge as hand recount orderedWorkers monitor the Republican party table at the Palm Beach county supervisor of elections warehouse. Florida’s election torment is set to continue after officials ordered a hand recount of ballots in the knife-edge US Senate race between the Republican Rick Scott and the Democrat Bill Nelson. After a troubled machine recount finished on Thursday, Scott had a lead of 12,603 votes, or 0.15 percentage points – within the threshold of 0.25 points that by state law triggers a manual recount.



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Travel blogger who warned against dangerous selfies dies 'taking cliff edge photo'

Travel blogger who warned against dangerous selfies dies 'taking cliff edge photo'A travel blogger who fell to her death alongside her husband while apparently taking selfies on a cliff edge had previously warned tourists against attempting to capture dangerous photographs. Rangers at Yosemite National Park in California found the bodies of Vishnu Viswanath and Meenakshi Moorthy around 800 feet below Taft Point, where visitors can gaze over an unguarded cliff face. Viswanath’s brother, Jishnu Viswanath, told reporters on Tuesday the pair had set up a tripod close to the sheer ledge shortly before they apparently fell.



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Players on edge for record $1.6 billion jackpot in Mega Millions drawing

Players on edge for record $  1.6 billion jackpot in Mega Millions drawing“A big mistake people think: this is a lot of money so let me help everyone,” Laurie Ruckel, a trusts and estates lawyer at Loeb & Loeb law firm in New York, said on Tuesday. The lump sum cash payout is estimated at $ 354.3 million.



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Players on edge for record $1.6 billion jackpot in Mega Millions drawing

Players on edge for record $  1.6 billion jackpot in Mega Millions drawingThe Mega Millions drawing was held on Tuesday night with a record-setting $ 1.6 billion prize on line that has Americans dreaming of buying homes, cars, helping financially strapped friends and family and early retirement. The lucky numbers 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and the Mega Ball 5 were drawn on Tuesday night. The Mega Millions jackpot and a Powerball lottery prize that stands at $ 620 million, have spread lottery fever across the United States in recent days.



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