Four-year-old speaks 7 languages fluently

At the age of four Bella Devyatkina already speaks six foreign languages fluently, plus her native Russian. Earlier this month Bella instantly became famous thanks to “Amazing People,” a show on the Russian television. The video with the girl answering questions, singing songs and talking about herself in different languages went viral. Yulia Devyatkina, Bella’s

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Hundreds of millions of Chinese travel home for Lunar New Year

Passengers wait to board trains at Shanghai’s Hongqiao Railway Station as hundreds of millions of Chinese travel home for Lunar New Year in Beijing and Shanghai, in Shanghai. Passengers wait to board trains at Shanghai’s Hongqiao Railway Station as hundreds of millions of Chinese travel home for Lunar New Year in Beijing and Shanghai, in

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U.S. Offers $25 Mln Reward for Information on Daesh Leader

WASHINGTON, Dec 17 – The United States on Friday more than doubled its previous reward for information on Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, offering $25 million for information that would help locate, arrest or convict the head of the jihadist group. The U.S. State Department’s Rewards for Justice program previously offered $10 million for information

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Hamas Blames Israel for Killing of Drone Expert in Tunisia

GAZA, Dec 17  – The Palestinian Hamas group in Gaza blamed Israel on Saturday for the killing in Tunisia this week of a Tunisian national it described as one of its drone experts, and threatened retaliation. Hamas’s armed wing, the Qassam Brigades, said Mohammed Zawari, who was gunned down near the city of Sfax on

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France Postpones Middle East Peace Conference to January

PARIS, Dec 17 – France has postponed a proposed Middle East peace conference in Paris to January next year, its ambassador to the United Nations said, acknowledging that the conditions to bring Israelis and Palestinians face-to-face were currently not there. France has repeatedly tried to breathe new life into the peace process this year, holding

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India’s Cash Crackdown Linked to Drop in Child Trafficking

By Roli Srivastava and Nita Bhalla MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, Dec 17- Business has been slow at the Thakkar Bappa Colony shoe manufacturing hub in eastern Mumbai since the Indian government withdrew high-value bank notes last month in an attempt to curb tax evasion and counterfeit currency. Orders to the numerous shoemakers lining the slum’s narrow streets

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Militants Kill Three Indian Soldiers in Kashmir Ambush

By Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India, Dec 17  – Militants attacked an Indian army convoy in Kashmir on Saturday, killing three soldiers, a defence spokesman said, in the latest in an uptick of violence in the disputed region at the heart of tensions with rival Pakistan. The men were ambushed on the outskirts of Srinagar, the

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