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Romeo the Frog finds his Juliet. Their courtship may save a species.

Romeo, called the “World’s Loneliest Frog,” started sharing his feelings on Twitter. Things got desperate. He needed a match before he croaked, so last year conservation groups partnered to create a Match.com profile for him.

$11 toothpaste: Immigrants pay big for basics at private ICE lock-ups

Immigration attorneys say the pricey commissary goods are part of a broader strategy by private prisons to harness cheap inmate labor to lower operating costs and boost profits.

US: Most State Department employees will return to work next week despite shutdown

In a message posted online Thursday, the department’s deputy undersecretary for management, Bill Todd, cited the agency’s core national security mission as the reason many furloughed employees were being asked to return to work next week.

Pak may prefer weak, destabilised Afghanistan to strong, unified State: report

US special envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad Thursday held talks with Pakistan's Foreign Secretary in Islamabad after extensive discussions in Kabul as part of his efforts to arrange the first-ever direct talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

To save the sound of a Stradivarius violin, a whole Italian city is keeping quiet

Cremona is home to the workshops of some of the world’s finest instrument makers, including Antonio Stradivari, who in the 17th and 18th centuries produced some of the finest violins and cellos ever made.

US Navy chief does not rule out sending aircraft carrier through Taiwan Strait

Washington sent ships through the strategic waterway three times last year as it makes more frequent transits of the strait that separates Taiwan from the Chinese mainland, but it has not dispatched a carrier in more than 10 years.

Tulsi Gabbard, democratic presidential candidate, apologizes for anti-gay past

According to a 2017 profile in The New Yorker, Tulsi Gabbard led a protest in 2004 against a bill to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples. That year she also spoke in the state House against a measure to combat anti-gay bullying in schools.

US discusses potential missile defence cooperation with India: Pentagon

The Pentagon in its report said there were now a number of States in South Asia that are developing an advanced and diverse range of ballistic and cruise missile capabilities.

A favorite restaurant in Syria led ISIS to Americans

The Americans liked the food so much that they dropped in frequently, often many times a week, residents said. Visiting officials were welcomed to red booths and water pipes; two US senators dined there in July.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro pledges action to ‘restore democracy’ in Venezuela

The right-wing government of Bolsonaro said it recognized Juan Guaido, a Venezuelan opposition leader who is head of the Congress, as the rightful president of Venezuela - even though Guaido himself has not proclaimed himself president.

Woman shot dead in parking lot of Houston church

The shooting occurred outside Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, located about 20 miles (30 km) northwest of downtown Houston. No suspect has been apprehended, the sheriff's office said in the Twitter posting.

Penguin sex and stolen artifacts: Museum tours through a new lens

One of the most prominent series showing museum collections through a new lens is led by Alice Procter, a 23-year-old art historian studying for a master’s degree at University College London.