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In the Arizona desert, coal era burns out for Navajo

BLACK MESA, Ariz. — Tradition has it that the spiritual forerunners of the Navajo people picked this spot — the high mesa land of the American Southwest — and assured the Navajo they had reached a kind of promised land. The Diné, or “children of the Holy People,” as the Navajo call themselves, were taught not to stray from the land bracketed by four sacred mountains, where they would never know the earthquakes, tornadoes and other calamities that beset their neighbors. The Navajo scratched out a living from the sparse…

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Technology 

Amazon Prime UK could face probe over late deliveries – CNET

UK’s advertising watchdog is considering a probe into Amazon Prime over complaints of delays in delivery. Leon Neal / Getty Images Merry Christmas? Perhaps not for Amazon UK. The online shopping giant could be the subject of an investigation by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the Guardian reported Sunday, adding that the ASA said it received “a handful of complaints” pertaining to late deliveries by Amazon Prime as Christmas approaches. Prime is a membership service by Amazon that, in the UK, promises subscribers “unlimited one-day delivery” and access to discounts…

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Lifestyle 

Kate Middleton pregnant: Duchess of Cambridge Christmas gift to the Queen revealed

Monday 18 December, 2017: 9:13am Will Meghan Markle have to curtsey to Kate Middleton once she marries Prince Harry? Neither woman has royal blood – but there are strict rules and protocol to follow. The current rules on who-curtseys-to-who were first drawn up by the Queen’s private secretary, in a document in 2005, entitled ‘Precedence Of The Royal Family To Be Observed At Court’ – its purpose was to clarify Camilla’s position in the hierarchy following her marriage to Charles. Royal expert Christopher Wilson revealed Meghan will always be expected…

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Sport 

Man Utd news: Jose Mourinho told to use ‘Mr Dependable’ without injured Eric Bailly

Smalling played the full 90 minutes as Manchester United beat West Brom 2-1 at the Hawthorns yesterday, taking over the captain’s armband when Antonio Valencia was forced off through injury. Last week, Mourinho confirmed Eric Bailly could be out for up to three months due to injury on an ankle injury. Which means Smalling could be set for an extended period in the side with a mounting fixture list over the festive period. The England defender began the season on the bench as Phil Jones and Bailly were Mourinho’s first…

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Crowd including ‘schoolchildren’ watch as 10 sentenced to death in public trial in China

In a “tragic” trial, residents in Lufeng in southern Guangdong province were invited to see the trial via an official notice on social media to see the sentencing of seven people accused of drug-related crimes and others found guilty of murder and robbery. After the sentencing – which took place in a huge stadium – eight of the accused were taken away and immediately executed. William Nee at Amnesty International said it was “absolutely tragic”. Speaking to MailOnline, Mr Nee said: “The mass sentencing rally that took place — including…

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Light, darkness and lots of cash: ‘Last Jedi’ opens with $220 million

NEW YORK — “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will happily settle for second. Rian Johnson’s second installment in the third “Star Wars” trilogy rocketed to a debut of $220 million at the North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday. That gives “The Last Jedi” the second-best opening ever, slotting in behind only its predecessor, “The Force Awakens.” The Disney blockbuster became just the fourth film to open above $200 million domestically. Aside from “The Force Awakens” ($248.8 million), the others are “The Avengers” ($207.4 million) and “Jurassic World”…

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World War 3: US to shell out MILLIONS building air bases to counter ‘Russian AGGRESSION’

Airfields, training sites ranges and other military installations are to be built across Eastern Europe close to Russian borders as well as in Iceland and Norway. It is part of the £3.4 billion European Deterrence Initiative (EDI) aimed at “reassuring” NATO’s European allies. An EDI report says: “As we continue to address the dynamic security environment in Europe, EDI funding increases our capabilities to deter and defend against Russian aggression. “Additionally, these significant investments will further galvanise US support to the collective defence of our NATO Allies, as well as…

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Entertainment 

Call of Duty WW2 news: COD getting major PS4 and Xbox One competition in 2018?

Call of Duty WW2 remains a top selling title following its successful launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The latest stats have revealed that it has taken the popular new COD a very short amount of time to cement its place at the top of the charts. The NPD Group’s rankings for video game sales shows that the latest installment of the long-running franchise was November’s top-selling title, and also 2017’s most popular game. “Call of Duty: WWII generated more launch month consumer spending than any Call of Duty…

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Power outage brings world’s busiest airport to standstill

ATLANTA — A power outage brought the world’s busiest airport to a standstill Sunday, ruining holiday travel for thousands and threatening another day of headaches, with hundreds of flights on Monday already canceled. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta lost power shortly after 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, leaving passengers trapped inside airport terminals and some in planes on the tarmac for hours. By late Sunday, the airport had canceled 1,173 flights and delayed 207, according to FlightAware.com. Delta Air Lines, which is headquartered in Atlanta, said it was canceling another…

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Sport 

Ashes 2017-18: Australia v England third Test, day five – live!

This is actually hilarious. The groundstaff are scrambling the big cover back on, the wind keeps blowing it away and nearly takes a few of them with it. They genuinely look like it’s never rained here before. Maybe it hasn’t? The ABC radio box is in hysterics watching the slapstick unfold. Between laughter, Chris Rogers is noting the holes in the technique. “It rained then, and hard, for a good 30 seconds before they got the hessian on. It’s almost like they were surprised again, and had to get to…

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