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Does Brexit warn of a Trump victory?

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A country that is confident in its sensible centrism goes to the polls. The hard right-wing result defies pollsters. The country wakes up to recriminations, fear, regrets on the part of protest voters, and the absolute certainty that we can’t even begin to predict electoral outcomes anymore.

UK’s vote to exit the EU has researchers worried about scientific brain drain

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The state of science in the European Union has been thrown into uncertainty after the United Kingdom voted to leave the 28-member union Thursday in a referendum.

Singaporean actress’ passionate monologue on identity goes viral

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Singaporean actress’ passionate monologue on identity goes viral

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Hi Americans, we Googled ‘Brexit’ for you

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LONDON — Woke up on Thursday wondering what a “Brexit” is and why everyone is talking about it?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, Americans. The folks at Google kindly sent us over the top 10 questions Americans have been searching for, and we thought we’d save you the trouble of searching for each one.

What is Brexit?

It’s the word “Britain” and “exit” mashed together, and it refers to the vote on Britain’s…

Chinese man runs 200km in 45 hours in the name of love

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A Chinese man from Chongqing, China, has been hailed as China’s “Forrest Gump” after he completed a 222 kilometre run around a Beijing expressway in 45 hours.

Although the 30-year-old Liu Zhongjie is not the first Chinese man to manage the feat, his marathon theme “for belief and for her” has touched the hearts of netizens.

Liu who currently works in the Chinese capital city, told local reporters that he was single and hopeful that he’ll find love.

Thai Air Force’s first female pilots begin training

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The Royal Thai Air Force’s first female pilots made history on Wednesday, starting their training in an altitude chamber.

The five women are the Air Force’s first female recruits in its over 100-year history, as one of Asia’s earliest established air forces in 1913.

The women were announced earlier this month: two of them, Sireethorn Lawansatian and Chonnisa Supawannapong, are civilians. The other three —…

The women who clean dinosaur bones in the Australian outback

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EROMANGA, Australia — You can walk around Eromanga in southwest Queensland in 15 minutes. There is the main road, and circling the town, a dry creek bed where green bits of glass and rusting machinery parts fold into the red dirt.

Eromanga calls itself the “furtherest” town from the sea. It says so right on the sign post leading to the local rodeo ground. More than 1,000 kilometres (621 miles) away, Brisbane is the closest major city.

Like many towns in this region of Australia, Eromanga is in…

Forget Darth Vader. This is the ‘Rogue One’ character that has Star Wars fans buzzing

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Since 2008, the Star Wars galaxy has been caught between two separate entertainment spheres: the live action world of the movies, and the animated world of Star Wars: The

Over 90 people die from lightning strikes in India in 2 days

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More than 90 people have been killed by lightning strikes in various parts of north and east India in the last two days, as annual monsoon rains sweep across the country. Most of the victims were farmers working in open fields.

Most of the deaths occurred in the eastern state of Bihar, where 56 people were killed and 24 others injured during heavy thunderstorms the last two days. Many of the victims were women…