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World’s Most Expensive Home? Another Bauble for a Saudi Prince

A $ 300 million chateau is one of a string of extravagant purchases for a prince who is cracking down on ill-gotten wealth and preaching fiscal austerity. The Chateau Louis XIV, near Versailles, sold for over $ 300 million to an anonymous buyer.CreditPatrice Diaz Photographer Dec. 16, 2017 LOUVECIENNES, France ...

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Snapchat User Growth Disappoints in Another Down Quarter

SAN FRANCISCO — Snap went public in March in what was one of the tech industry’s most highly anticipated initial public offerings of the year. Then the messaging and media company promptly posted dismal financial results for two consecutive quarters, piercing the hype. On Tuesday, Snap continued to disappoint with ...

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Another close-by planetary system?

The ALMA Observatory in Chile has detected dust around the closest star to the Solar System, Proxima Centauri. These new observations reveal the glow coming from cold dust in a region between one to four times as far from Proxima Centauri as the Earth is from the Sun. The data ...

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ISIS Destroys Al Nuri Mosque, Another Loss for Mosul

BAGHDAD — As the bloody battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State ground on for months, with losses in lives and infrastructure piling up, soldiers and civilians kept in their minds an image of what victory would look like: capturing the historic, and symbolic, Al Nuri Grand Mosque and ...

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Science Reveals Yet Another Reason Octopuses and Squid Are So Weird

Octopuses are aliens living on Earth. They solve puzzles, use tools, and communicate with color. They also squirt ink, open jars, and occasionally pull a prank or two. Given their remarkable intelligence and cunning ways, it takes a lot to surprise the biologists who study these wonderful creatures and their equally weird cousins ...

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In Italy, One Man Begs for Asylum. Another Man Must Decide.

In Italy, One Man Begs for Asylum. Another Man Must Decide. By JIM YARDLEY December 10, 2016 Two men from Bangladesh tried to fix a bicycle tire in June at the reception center in Calenzano, Italy, that they share with migrants from other nations. By JIM YARDLEY December 10, 2016 ROME — Traffic noise ...

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