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Leading Women connects you to extraordinary women of our time, remarkable professionals who have made it to the top in all areas of business, the arts, sport, culture, science and more. Note: This article was amended on 16 January 2015 to correct the name of one of the regions. (CNN)There are 2,325 billionaires in the world, according to the Wealth-X ...

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Lima climate change talks reach global warming agreement

Lima climate change talks reach global warming agreement Deal would for first time commit all countries – including developing nations – to cutting emissions Full text of the deal (pdf) COP20 president and the Peruvian minister of environment, Manuel Pulgar, claps after approving the proposed compromise document. Photograph: CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images Suzanne Goldenberg in Lima Sunday 14 December 2014 10.36 GMT ...

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Chinese city in restive Muslim region bans burqa in public

ps at a local market on August 2, 2014 in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Capital of Xinjiang province passes law to ban wearing burqa in public A spate of violent incidents has rocked Xinjiang, long inhabited by the largely Muslim Uyghurs Arrival of waves of Han Chinese over the past decades has fueled ethnic tensions Beijing ...

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The Land of Magical Thinking: Inside Putin’s Russia

P. J. O’Rourke Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia Peter Pomerantsev (New York: Public Affairs, 2014) Share inShare Email Print This is the strangest book of note I have ever read. And that’s as it should be, since the subject is Russia, the strangest country of note I have ever visited. Peter ...

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United Nations panel attacks U.S. record on police brutality, torture

GENEVA –  Police brutality, military interrogations and prison conditions were among the top concerns of a U.N. panel’s report Friday that found the United States to be falling short of full compliance with an international anti-torture treaty. The report by the U.N. Committee Against Torture, its first such review of the U.S. record since 2006, expressed concerns about allegations of ...

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China surpasses U.S. to become largest world economy

For the first time in decades, the U.S. is no longer the largest economy in the world, and China has become number one, the International Monetary Fund says. The IMF recently released the latest numbers for the world economy, stating that China will produce $17.6 trillion in terms of goods and services–  compared with $17.4 trillion for the U.S. Just ...

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Former top Chinese official arrested in corruption probe

(CNN) — China’s former top domestic security official, Zhou Yongkang, has been arrested as part of a corruption probe, the country’s state-run Xinhua news agency reports. Zhou — who had been one of nine members of China’s top decision-making body, the Politburo Standing Committee, before stepping down in late 2012 — was also expelled from the Communist Party, according to ...

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Kindergarten Teacher Arrested For Having Sex With Student, Says ‘I Want To Marry Him’

BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma -  A 27-yr-old kindergarten school teacher was arrested on Monday for allegedly having sex with a student. The teacher, Sara Styles, was released on bail and was quoted as she left the courthouse saying, “I love him, and I want to marry him.” The student’s name was not immediately released due to the circumstances of the incident.   “I ...

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Masturbating passenger causes plane to make emergency landing

A plane was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its passengers started masturbating mid-flight. Doug Adams, 26, is alleged to have started touching himself and tried opening one of the plane’s doors on the Virgin Amercia flight. The plane was heading from Boston to Los Angeles but had to stop at Nebraska where officer escorted Adams off ...

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