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Escalating Violence in Libya Sends Migrants Fleeing for Europe

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The International Organization for Migration says most of the more than 1,000 migrants who fled escalating violence and deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Libya over the past two weeks have returned to Libyan shores and been sent to abusive detention centers. The International Organization for Migration says heavy fighting in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, between government […]

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Transforming a House of God Into Just a House

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A couple in the eastern U.S. state of Maryland is taking flak for turning a church into a house. Some are calling it blasphemy but others think what they’re doing is a great idea. Masha Morton talks with Gunther and Anastasiia du Hoffman about the project that has hit Instagram. read more >>> Source:: VOANews.Com

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Critics say Apple’s ‘Little America’ is its ‘first great show,’ and it has a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

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“Little America” is Apple TV Plus’ best-reviewed TV series since the service launched in November, with a 100% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. Apple’s original shows have received mixed reviews from critics and struggled to stand out compared to the mega-hits of Netflix and Disney Plus, like “The Witcher” and “The Mandalorian.” Visit Business Insider’s […]

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West African Leaders, France Vow Renewed Fight on Terror

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A surge of terrorist violence in Africa’s Sahel region is forcing West African nations to reconsider their strategy and unify military forces. Leaders invited by French President Emmanuel Macron to a G5 summit in the southern French city of Pau on Monday agreed to pursue their engagements with France – and put aside their differences […]

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Here’s how much Australia’s billionaires have donated to relief efforts for the wildfires that have destroyed 25 million acres of land and have killed at least 28 people

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Wildfires have been tearing through Australia since late July, damaging more than 3,000 homes and killing at least 28 people. Australians including Celeste Barber, the comedian who organized the largest fundraiser in Facebook’s history for wildfire relief efforts, have criticized the country’s billionaires for not donating more. The largest known gift from an Australian came […]

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A top digital talent exec at WME breaks down the big influencer deals of 2019 and what he’s looking for in 2020, from TikTok to touring

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Since the rise of YouTube influencers, Hollywood’s top talent agencies like William Morris Endeavor have developed digital-focused departments. Now agencies like WME work with popular YouTube stars like David Dobrik, Casey Neistat, and Lilly Singh in developing multi-platform businesses. Jad Dayeh, partner and the cohead of digital at WME, spoke to Business Insider about the […]

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12 timeless lessons from the 1937 classic ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People,’ the book Warren Buffett says transformed his life

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Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett credits Dale Carnegie’s teachings with transforming his life. Buffett studied Carnegie’s book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” when he was 15. Its main principles focus on persuading people through charm and confidence rather than aggression. It is one of the all-time best-selling books, and is the only nonfiction […]

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Tom Hanks’ Family Offered Greek Passport too for Fire Help

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Greece’s government is extending its offer of citizenship to Tom Hanks to his wife and their two children, in recognition of the family’s help in assisting victims of a deadly wildfire near Athens in 2018. Last month, Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos signed an honorary naturalization order allowing the 63-year-old actor, who has spent his recent […]

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Build-A-Bear will debut a Baby Yoda stuffed animal as customers scramble to get their hands on toys based on the adorable character from ‘The Mandalorian’

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Build-A-Bear is going to start selling Baby Yoda stuffed animals as demand for the adorable character from the “Star Wars” show “The Mandalorian” booms. “I’m excited to share we will be one of the first companies to provide the digital and internet phenomenon, who is trending higher than all the presidential candidates combined,” Build-A-Bear CEO […]

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How secure is cryptocurrency and blockchain technology? Security benefits and issues of DLT

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This is a preview of The Blockchain in Banking research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Purchase this report. Business Insider Intelligence offers even more insights like this with our brand new Banking coverage. Subscribe today to receive industry-changing banking news and analysis to your inbox. What is the purpose of cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrencies are digital financial […]

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Macron Tries to Calm Tensions Over Retirement Changes

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French President Emmanuel Macron tried Tuesday to calm nationwide tensions and salvage support for his overhaul of the country’s retirement system, as France faced day 41 of crippling strikes. Clutches of union activists gathered in Paris and other cities to demand that the government scrap the pension reform altogether. The plan’s toughest opponents were unmoved […]

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Jamie Dimon makes renewed pitch for JPMorgan to be valued like a subscription service — and it shows how Wall Street is trying to echo Big Tech

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The JPMorgan Chase CEO sounded a familiar note on Tuesday on a call with journalists when he casually compared his bank to competitors in Silicon Valley. Answering a question about whether the bank’s stellar performance has driven its stock price as high as it will go, Dimon said one nature of its revenue – much […]

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How one millennial CEO built a luxury eyewear brand that’s been spotted on everyone from Jeff Bezos to Brad Pitt

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Garrett Leight is the founder, CEO, and creative director of the luxury eyewear brand Garrett Leight California Optical (GLCO). GLCO’s celebrity clientele includes Brad Pitt, Jeff Bezos, and Selena Gomez, among others. Leight is the son of Larry Leight, founder of the luxury eyewear brand Oliver Peoples. Having grown up in the eyewear industry, Leight […]

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Pakistan Extreme Weather Death Toll at 83

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Extreme weather in parts of Pakistan over the last three days has caused at least 83 deaths, while dozens of other people are injured and some are still missing. A spokesman for the National Disaster Management Authority, Brigadier Waseem ud Din, told VOA’s Urdu Service most of the deaths have been reported in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir […]

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Citi earnings beat estimates as fixed-income trading spikes 49%

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Citigroup reported fourth-quarter earnings that bested Wall Street estimates for earnings and revenue on Tuesday morning. The firm posted a 49% gain to fixed-income trading revenue, more than double the increase analysts anticipated, according to those surveyed by Bloomberg. Citi stock traded as much as 1% higher following the report’s release. Watch Citigroup trade live […]