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Maldives election begins amid opposition cry of…

Voting has started in the Maldives in a presidential election that is widely seen as a referendum on the island nation's young democracy

National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong…

A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape

Paid leave for domestic abuse victims - Labour

Shadow equalities minister Dawn Butler says the policy will tackle the "hidden killer" of domestic violence.

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At Least 5 People, Including 3 Infants, Stabbed…

Three infants and two adults were the victims of a stabbing at a maternity center in Queens, New York.

Accio Chocolate! These Harry Potter-inspired…

Just in time for Halloween, the makers of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans are introducing a line of Harry Potter candies! Nathan Rousseau Smith dives in.

Talks continue on Kavanaugh accuser's Thursday…

The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual assault has accepted a Senate committee's request to tell her side next week, according to her lawyers

The Latest: Tropical Storm Kirk moving west…

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk is continuing to move west across the eastern Atlantic but does not currently pose any threat to land

State of the art: can robots be Rembrandts?

A French collective of artist-entrepreneurs are creating fine art using a computer algorithm, with one of their creations to be auctioned by Christie's. Lucy Fielder reports.

Ole Miss: Donor wants his name removed after 'racial' post

The University of Mississippi says a donor has asked for his name to be removed from the university's journalism school following a social media post criticized for an "unjustified racial overtone."

Christine Blasey Ford Will Testify About Sexual…

After days of negotiations, the woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her has agreed to testify before Congress.

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Japanese supply ship heads to space station after…

An unmanned Japanese space capsule is heading to the International Space Station with 5,500 kilograms of cargo including food, experiments and new batteries

Iran summons Western diplomats over parade attack…

Iran has summoned diplomats from Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands over allegedly harboring "members of the terrorist group" that launched an attack on a military parade in the country's southwest

Judge: California child can take cannabis drug to…

A judge says a California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school

Are temporary tattoos a sell-out?

As temporary tattoos grow in popularity, some wonder if the trend stems from a fear of commitment.

Are Pistachios Healthy? Here's What Experts Say

Pistachios are packed with vitamins, minerals and nutrients, including beta carotene, phosphorus, vitamin B6, thiamine, potassium, magnesium and fiber.

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Top Alien Creatures Who Need To Visit Earth and…

While aliens have not landed on earth yet, welcoming extraterrestrial overlords wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. And thanks to a list by Mashable, we have the top sci-fi movie and TV character choices we’d like to see visit earth. For more on the story here is Zachary Devita.

The Latest: No arrests after Maldives' elections-eve raid

Party officials say no arrests have been made Sunday after an elections-eve raid of the presidential opposition candidate's main campaign office in Male

Storms dump record rain in Oklahoma and cause…

A storm system has dumped record amounts of rain in parts of Oklahoma and caused flooding in Texas, including in the Dallas area, where floodwaters swept a man from a bridge to his death