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28 Perfect Dates Around the World

Whether or not you celebrate Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14 in the U.S.), it's always advisable to have a great date-night idea in your back pocket. To create this year's roundup, we surveyed Bloomberg bureaus, from Tel Aviv to Taipei. The result is a global guide featuring plugged-in recommendations in 14 cities. Don’t see your hometown? We…

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Last of British IS gang captured in Syria

Image copyright KOTEY/FAMILY HANDOUT Image caption Alexanda Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh were the last two members of the cell at large Two British men believed to be members of a notorious Islamic State (IS) cell have been seized by Syrian Kurdish fighters, US officials say. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh were the…

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Six bodies found in Canada suspect’s home

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Bruce McArthur was arrested on 18 January Canadian police say they have found the remains of six people at a property connected to a suspected serial killer. Landscaper Bruce McArthur, 66, was charged with the deaths of five men near Toronto's gay village in January. Police previously uncovered the remains…

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Secrets of solar flares are unlocked

Image copyright NASA Image caption Magnetic flux ropes (shown right) are at the heart of eruptions from the Sun Scientists may finally understand the mechanism behind solar flares. Flares can occur on their own, or be accompanied by powerful eruptions of plasma (charged gas) from the Sun. If charged particles from these eruptions reach Earth,…

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‘Amateurish’ police sketch snares suspect

Image copyright Lancaster Police Department Police in the US state of Pennsylvania say they have identified the suspect in a theft case based on a "cartoonish" sketch that was drawn by the victim. Lancaster police say Hung Phoc Nguyen, 44, was recognisable to officers based on the black-and-white sketch, and the "modus operandi for the…

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