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New York City office space hits lowest level in three decades

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Vacant office space in New York City is the highest in nearly three decades and will likely hit "unprecedented levels" in the coming months. As many companies continue to work from home, data from global real estate...

Nepal’s rhino population grows to highest in decades as pandemic pauses tourism

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Nepal's population of one-horned rhinos has increased to its highest number in more than 20 years, partly owing to a pause in tourism due to the Covid-19 pandemic that allowed the animals' habitats to regenerate, co...

China says it has a ‘zero-tolerance policy’ for racism, but discrimination towards Africans goes back decades

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A black version of the Chinese flag swept across African Twitter earlier this month, as users replaced their avatars to express their anger at the government of China. They were outraged not only by widespread repo...

Michael Thompson was behind bars for decades after a marijuana sale. Now he’s free

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Michael Thompson spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a sentence stemming from a marijuana sale. At 4 a.m. on Thursday, he finally walked out of prison to greet his family and the supporters who spent decades fierc...

British royal family documentary, ‘banned’ for decades, is leaked onto YouTube

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London An infamous 1969 fly-on-the-wall documentary about the British royal family, supposedly banned by Queen Elizabeth II for decades for giving the public an overly intimate view of the royals, has been mysterious...

Italy targets violent ‘Ndrangheta clan in biggest mafia trial in decades

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Lamezia Terme, Italy,One of Italy's largest-ever mafia trials kicked off on Wednesday, with more than 320 suspected mobsters and their associates facing an array of charges, including extortion, drug trafficking and ...

West Point faces worst cheating scandal in decades

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The US Military Academy at West Point is dealing with the fallout from a major cheating incident involving 73 cadets, the largest cheating episode at the elite school since 1976. Seventy-two of the cadets accused of...

One of the Midwest’s most influential newspapers apologizes for decades of racist coverage

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The Kansas City Star has apologized for what it's calling decades of "robb(ing) an entire community of opportunity, dignity, justice and recognition." The Kansas City Star, the biggest newspaper in Kansas and one of...

Taiwan’s planned submarine fleet could forestall a potential Chinese invasion for decades

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Hong Kong Taiwan has begun building a fleet of state-of-the-art submarines as it looks to further bolster its defensive capabilities, a move analysts say could complicate any potential Chinese military plans to invad...

Biden’s Catholic faith will be on full display as the first churchgoing president in decades

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Joe Biden rarely misses Sunday Mass. So it was notable when the President-elect didn't attend church on November 29, the first Sunday of Advent and the beginning of the season when Roman Catholics like Biden prepare...

Poland’s biggest protests in decades stand against abortion ban

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Huge crowds turned out to protest in the Polish capital, Warsaw, on Friday against a court decision to ban nearly all abortions, making it one of the largest demonstrations seen in the country in decades. Warsaw May...

Ireland’s mother and baby home survivors have spent decades fighting for the truth. They can finally see an end in sight  

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Growing up as an adopted child in Ireland in the mid-1960s, Noelle Brown didn't ask questions about her past.   It wasn't until 2002 that a chat with a friend prompted her to think that it might be time to investiga...

More than 100 dead as Vietnam reels from ‘worst floods in decades’

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More than 100 people are dead and thousands of homes have been submerged in some of Vietnam's most severe floods in decades, with authorities warning that more bad weather is to come. The death toll from weeks of f...

Decades after Klansmen killed 5 during protest, a North Carolina city’s apology comes too late for some

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Rev. Nelson Johnson remembers marching in Greensboro in 1979 and the protest's deadly outcome. That's why he's been fighting for decades for an apology. Over 40 years later, the North Carolina city has formally apo...