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Davos 2016: eight key themes for the World Economic Forum

GUARDIAN: THE world’s political and business leaders, plus the usual smattering of celebrities – including Leonardo DiCaprio – are heading to Davos, the Swiss Alpine resort where the World Economic Forum’s annual conference begins on Tuesday evening. The ensuing four days of debate will focus on the following themes: The rise of the robots The […]

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Celine Dion’s husband, Rene Angelil dies

RENE Angelil, the husband and former manager of Celine Dion, has died aged 73, the singer has announced. Mr Angelil, who Dion married in 1994 and with whom she has three children, died at home in Las Vegas from cancer. BBC Dion took two career breaks to look after Mr Angelil after he was diagnosed […]

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Obama launches mission to cure cancer ‘once and for all’

REUTERS report. U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged to undertake a historic push to develop a cure for cancer, tapping Vice President Joe Biden to lead the effort. Obama, in the last State of the Union address of his presidency, said America must use its spirit of innovation to help tackle the challenge of […]

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What Obama wants to do about guns

President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night happened at a time of heightened awareness about guns in America, but it was barely mentioned during his address. The topic of gun control has been incessantly frustrating for Obama. Gun advocates still fear he wants to take their guns away, even though he says he […]

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Hillary Clinton to place tax “surcharge” on Americans who earn more than $5m

HILLARY Clinton would add a 4% tax “surchage” on Americans who earn more than $5m a year if she became president, expanding on her campaign promise to ensure that the super-rich pay a rate higher than middle-class families, The Guardian report. “My plan is kind of simple: we go after the wealthy to pay for […]

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Turkey: ‘IS suicide bomber’ kills 10 in Istanbul; Sultanahmet district

A suspected member of the Islamic State (IS) group has killed 10 people, at least nine of them German tourists, in a suicide bomb attack in the Turkish city of Istanbul, officials say. They say the Syrian national carried out the attack in the Sultanahmet district, near the famous Blue Mosque. Fifteen people were wounded, […]

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Singer David Bowie died at the age of 69

Singer David Bowie has died at the age of 69 from cancer. David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowi was an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, painter, and actor. Bowie’s hits include Let’s Dance, Space Oddity, Starman, Modern Love, Heroes, Under Pressure, Rebel, Rebel and Life on Mars. He was also well […]

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