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Geri Halliwell Horner gives birth to her second child, a son

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Karen Butler Former Spice Girls singer Geri Halliwell Horner has announced via Twitter the birth of her second child.

Roger Harrabin: World v Trump on climate deal?

As the new president settles in, much of the world reaffirms its commitment to the Paris agreement.

Texas Rangers sign James Loney to minor league pact

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Alex ButlerJan. 21 (UPI) -- James Loney, who was traded last May, earned a spring training invite Friday.

NFL confirms two of four London dates for 2017

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The Sports Xchange The NFL announced the dates for two of the four London games scheduled in 2017.

First lady Melania Trump wears white Hervé Pierre gown to inaugural balls

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Karen Butler First lady Melania Trump wore a white, off-the-shoulder gown with a ruffle down the front, thin belt around her waist and a thigh slit to the Liberty Ball.

Seth Curry on Duke's Grayson Allen: "I like his fight"

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Alex ButlerJan. 20 (UPI) -- Tucked in a quiet corner of a road locker room, he's the foil for his sharpshooting superstar brother.

Aggressive sea gull dive-bombs construction worker in the Netherlands

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Ben HooperJan. 20 (UPI) -- A construction worker in the Netherlands captured video of a territorial sea gull repeatedly dive-bombing him at a building site.

Travis Fimmel to play Wyatt Earp in new History channel anthology series

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Karen Butler "Vikings" star Travis Fimmel will executive produce and play Wyatt Earp in a new scripted, anthology series, the History channel announced Friday.

Japanese tourists still visiting South Korea despite 'comfort women' row

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Elizabeth Shim A quarrel over a new statue honoring former "comfort women" has not discouraged tourists from Japan.

'An invitation to kill': Proxies, foreign powers in Syria endanger civilians

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Hiba Dlewati and Nawar Oliver, Syria Deeply Six years in, the progressively proxy nature of Syria's war has left civilians more vulnerable to violence and society more fractured.

Denmark into Syria; country to join fight against Islamic State

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Ed AdamczykJan. 20 (UPI) -- The mandate of Denmark's military forces in Iraq was extended Friday, allowing troops to venture into Syria to combat terrorists.

California man's two vehicles crushed by different trees in different cities on same day

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Ben HooperJan. 20 (UPI) -- A California man whose two vehicles were both crushed by trees in different cities on the same day says he feels like "the luckiest guy."

U.S. Army contracts Sig Sauer for M9 handgun replacement

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Ryan MaassJan. 20 (UPI) -- Sig Sauer has received a $580 million contract to provide Modular Handgun Systems for the U.S. Army.

The 15 Weirdest Presidential Inaugurations in US History

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Over the years, the otherwise serious ceremony of swearing in the president has had a few odd moments.

13 Scientifically Proven Signs You're in Love

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Studies led by anthropologist Helen Fisher have revealed that the brain's "in love" phase is a unique and well-defined period of time, and there are 13 telltale signs that you're...

Boko Haram attacks Nigerian refugee camp

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Ed AdamczykJan. 20 (UPI) -- Nigerian soldiers repelled a Boko Haram attack on a refugee camp, just days after the camp was accidentally bombed, witnesses said.

Gore 'hoping for best' from Trump over climate

Ex-US Vice President Al Gore, who has made a new climate change film, says he thinks campaigners will "win" the debate.

'Lost kingdom' linked to Galloway

Archaeological research at a site in Galloway suggests it may have been at the heart of a "lost kingdom" from the Dark Ages.

Facebook Live and Book Giveaway Monday: 'The Glass Universe' by Dava Sobel

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Tune in Monday (Jan. 19) on Facebook Live to ask questions and for a chance to win a copy of Dava Sobel's new book, "The Glass Universe."

Essen, Germany wins greenest city honors

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Daniel J. Graeber The city of Essen in German was honored with a green-city award by a European body for transforming itself from a steel to an environmental leader.

Asia Pacific to gain edge in low-carbon growth

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Daniel J. Graeber It will be the economies in the Asia Pacific region that could gain the global edge in clean energy technology in the age of protectionism, a consultant...

A Fake Diamond in the Sky

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Your pockmarked face conceals a hidden truth, Guarding your age like some resentful crone And leading us astray with dreams of youth. A replica of our most precious stone, Brought...

Microbes Could Survive Thin Air of Mars

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Microbes that rank among the simplest and most ancient organisms on Earth could survive the extremely thin air of Mars, a new study finds.

Vikings' Adrian Peterson reveals 3 teams as free agency landing spots

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The Sports Xchange Seven-time Pro Bowl running back Adrian Peterson revealed three teams he'd consider in free agency should he not return to the Minnesota Vikings next season.

Giant panda mauls delicious snowman at Austrian zoo

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Ben HooperJan. 19 (UPI) -- A snowman built by Austrian zookeepers in a panda's enclosure quickly became the bear's victim when it was dismantled for food.

Insects also migrate, study shows

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Insects engage in the largest continental migration on Earth, new research indicates. Some 3.5 trillion insects in Southern Britain alone migrate each year – a biomass eight times that of...

What causes sleepiness when sickness strikes

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It's well known that humans and other animals are fatigued and sleepy when sick, but it's a microscopic roundworm that's providing an explanation of how that occurs.

San Francisco library book '40 minutes late' returned 100 years later

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Daniel UriaJan. 19 (UPI) -- An overdue library book was returned to a California library about a century after it was originally checked out.