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Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova raped and murdered

The body of 30-year-old Viktoria Marinova was found on Saturday near a pedestrian alley in an area with heavy vegetation, Bulgarian state media reported. Preliminary investigations showed the cause of death was blows to the head and suffocation.Bulgarian Interior Minister Mladen Mladenov described the murder as "exceptionally brutal" and said Marinova was raped before she
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Putin: Sergei Skripal is a scumbag and traitor who betrayed Russia

Asked at an energy forum in Moscow to comment on the Salisbury case and its consequences, the Russian President launched into a tirade against Skripal, who was hospitalized along with his daughter Yulia after exposure to a military-grade nerve agent in the English cathedral city. "I see that some of your colleagues are pushing the theory that Mr. Skripal is almost a
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Stunning textiles dyed with bacteria

Written by CNN Staff This story is part of "Smart Creativity," a series exploring the intersection between high-concept design and advanced technology. Fashion has a water problem. A 2017 report found that the industry consumed almost 79 billion cubic meters of water in 2015, enough to fill 32 million Olympic-sized swimming pools. And according to the World Bank, 17-20%
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Nobel rape scandal: Photographer sentenced

A Swedish court on Monday found Jean-Claude Arnault, 72, guilty in a case that dates back to 2011.Arnault, who has close links to the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize, was cleared on a second charge of rape. He had denied both allegations.Stockholm District Court said in a statement that Arnault's victim had been awarded compensation.Arnault, the husband
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Can robots transform architecture?

Written by CNN StaffShanghai, China This story is part of "Smart Creativity," a series exploring the intersection between high-concept design and advanced technology. Amid population growth and unprecedented urbanization, China's rise has been enabled by its ability to build quickly and cheaply. But meeting the country's construction demands has come at the
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German abuse survivors slam Church’s ‘ridiculous’ payout

This man, Katsch says, stripped him naked in the school music room, bent him over the piano bench and beat him in a sadistic ritual that was repeated multiple times over the next year."I thought there might be more boys like me but I always thought I was the only one with a second abuser. It was a terrible shame for me," says Katsch, now 55 and a campaigner seeking justice
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German spy chief’s promotion is retracted after outrage

There had been widespread criticism of the deal to move Hans-Georg Maassen from his position as head of the Office of Constitutional Protection, which monitors extremist organizations, to State Secretary in the Interior Ministry, a role that came with with security responsibilities.The outrage triggered new discussions between the three key figures in the ruling coalition