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20Aug/17

Jerry Lewis, king of low-brow comedy and charity fundraiser, dies at 91

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Jerry Lewis, the high prince of low-brow comedy on stage and in movies as well as a fund-raising powerhouse with his annual Labor Day telethon, died on Sunday (August 20) of “natural causes” at the age of 91, his family said. Continue reading

20Aug/17

South Africa grants immunity to Grace Mugabe despite assault claim

Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe returned home from South Africa early on Sunday (20 August), state media reported, pursued by demands she face prosecution over an alleged assault of a 20-year-old model in an upmarket Johannesburg hotel room. Pascale Davies reports. Continue reading

20Aug/17

Mass protests in U.S. cities decry racism, pillory Trump

A planned far-right rally in California and expected counter-demonstation comes on the heels of massive protests in U.S. cities over the weekend in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last week. Zach Goelman reports. Continue reading

20Aug/17

Trump has made Afghanistan decision after ‘rigorous’ review: Mattis

President Donald Trump has a made a decision on the United States’ strategy for Afghanistan after a “sufficiently rigorous” review process, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday. Continue reading

20Aug/17

China to upgrade bullet train speed

SOURCE:China Central Television (CCTV)- China will upgrade the speed of the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed train to 350 km/h starting from September, according an announcement by the China Railway Corporation on Sunday. Continue reading

20Aug/17

China’s first artificial intelligence medical center goes online in east China province

China Central Television (CCTV) – China’s first artificial intelligence (AI) treatment center entered operation in Hefei City of east China’s Anhui Province Sunday, which can help doctors to diagnose a disease within a matter of seconds. Continue reading

20Aug/17

Woman’s long-lost ring found on carrot in vegetable patch

ARMENA, ALBERTA, CANADA (AUGUST 16, 2017) (CBC) – Alberta resident, Mary Grams, found her long-lost ring on a carrot growing in her vegetable patch. Grams lost her diamond engagement ring in 2004 while pulling weeds on her family farm in Armena, Alberta, CBC reported. Continue reading