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Is Facebook down? Users report problems worldwide

Thousands of social media users across the globe reported that Facebook was down on Wednesday morning.

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Instagram users also reported problems with the photo sharing social media site starting around 11:05 a.m. EDT, according to downdetector.com, a website that tracks site issues.

Problems with Facebook first surfaced around 8:20 a.m. EDT, according to downdetector.com. A map compiled by the website showed reports were most prevalent in the United States, Europe and parts of South America.

Kate Middleton debuts tiny baby bump in first public outing since pregnancy announcement

Duchess Catherine made her first public appearance since announcing her third pregnancy in honor of World Mental Health Day alongside Prince Harry and Prince William on Tuesday.

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The duchess wore a blue frock and black heels as she attended a reception at St. James Palace, her tiny baby bump on display. The reception marks the first time Catherine has been seen in public since announcing her pregnancy in early September.

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The mother of two suffers from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness in her pregnancies, and it forced her to miss several engagements, including Prince George’s first day of school.

“The duchess’ condition is improving but she’s still suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum,” a royal aide told E! News. “She’s delighted to be here tonight.”

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She is reportedly less than 12 weeks into her pregnancy.

The royals celebrated the impact of their Heads Together Charity that encourages people to speak out about their struggles with mental health.

Prince William reportedly spoke about how “proud” he was to be involved and credited his wife for coming up with the idea.

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“It was Catherine who first realized that all three of us were working on mental health in our individual areas of focus,” he said. “She had seen that at the core of adult issues like addiction and family breakdown, unresolved childhood mental health issues were often part of the problem.”

Jimmy Carter offers to sit down with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

Former President Jimmy Carter is offering to sit down with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, according to a retired University of Georgia professor – who has passed the word to a Korean newspaper.

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Park Han-shik, an emeritus professor of international affairs at the University of Georgia, reported having the conversation with Carter, according to the Korea JoongAn Daily:

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"'Carter wants to meet with the North Korean leader and play a constructive role for peace on the Korean Peninsula as he did in 1994,' Park, 78, told the JoongAng Ilbo over phone after meeting with the 93-year-old former president."Park, a prominent scholar of North Korea-related issues who has traveled to Pyongyang over 50 times, visited Carter, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his work with the Atlanta-based Carter Center, at the former president’s home in Plains, Georgia, on Sept. 28."

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has requested confirmation from the Carter Center.

White tigers maul zoo caretaker to death

Tiger cubs mauled a man to death at a wildlife park in southern India on Sunday, according to news reports. 

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“The victim was assisting the caretaker in pushing the cats into their enclosure for the night when they turned around and pounced on him as one of the four gates was not shut and latched by then,” the park’s boss, Santosh Kumar, told the Guardian

The accident happened at Bannerghatta Biological Park on the outskirts of Bangalore where Anjeneya was helping with two 18-month-old tiger cubs, the Hindu reported. 

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A preliminary investigation revealed that Anjeneya did not latch one of the gates of the tigers’ enclosure. 

Kumar told the Guardian that park officials were trying to get to the 35-year-old man, who goes by Anji, after he was attacked, but the tigers were guarding his body and would not allow them near it, the Hindu reported. 

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Workers staged a strike following the incident asking for better pay for park employees and compensation for Anji’s son. They told the Hindu that Anji was hired just a week ago to help clean the zoo, which houses more than 1,900 animals. 

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Trump's cryptic tweet about North Korea: 'Only one thing will work'

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to double down on recent ominous remarks about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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"Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid hasn't worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!" Trump wrote

Trump’s tweets follow a tense few weeks between the United States and North Korea. On the floor of the United Nations, Trump and the North Korean foreign minister traded accusations and threatsOn Oct. 1, Trump tweeted that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson should save his “energy, we’ll do what has to be done.”

Last week, Trump had dinner with military leaders and their spouses. Before the event, he called in the press corps and directed them to take a picture of the group. Surrounded by his military top-brass, the president remarked, “You know what this represents? It could be the calm before the storm.” However, he hasn’t remarked what “the storm” he alluded to might be, and some suspect he was just playing up the cameras.

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The United States and North Korea have also been flexing their military muscles at each other over the past few months. Kim's regime has launched multiple missiles, setting the nations around him like Japan and South Korea on edge. In response, the United States has flown bombers right up to the border and run military exercises with the South Koreans.

‘McVegan’ burger makes debut in Finland

McDonald’s introduced its “McVegan” burger on Wednesday, but vegan lovers will have to travel a long way to find it for now.

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The fast-food giant said its newest menu item will only be available at one restaurant — Tampere, Finland — and for a limited time, Elite Daily reported. The burger will be available through Oct. 21, Fox News reported.

The burger consists of mustard, pickles, onion, lettuce, tomato and a soy-based patty on a sesame seed bun. Food & Wine reported the McDonald's Finland also serves vegan fries, but that's just because their fry recipe is vegan by default (McDonald's fries in the U.S. are made with a hydrolyzed milk, and therefore not technically vegan), Fox News reported.

A McDonald’s spokesman told Today that the company was not planning to offer the burger anywhere else — for now.

4 children killed after man sets fire to Brazilian day care center

At least four children were killed and several others were injured Thursday after a man set fire to a day care center in southeastern Brazil, CNN reported.

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The fire was started by a security guard working at the facility, who allegedly set the facility ablaze before torching himself, according to the Brazilian state news agency.

The children who died ranged in age between 4 and 6, CNN reported. The day care center was in Janauba.

Police spokesman Major Gracielle Rodrigues told CNN a teacher was in a critical condition in the hospital, while state media said 20 others had also been injured in the fire, including some children.

Rodrigues confirmed that the man who was believed to have started the fire died shortly after being taken to the hospital, CNN reported.

Group that opposes nuclear weapons wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to an advocacy group behind the first treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons, The New York Times reported. 

>> Read more trending newsThe International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a coalition of disarmament activists, was honored for its work to advance the negotiations that led to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which was ratified in July at the United Nations. Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Norwegian Nobel committee chairwoman, said the prize was awarded to the group because of its “groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty prohibition” on nuclear weapons,” the BBC reported.“We live in a world where the risk of nuclear weapons being used is greater than it has been for a long time,” she said. The Norwegian Nobel Committee honored the Geneva-based group "for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons,” NBC News reported.ICAN is a coalition of non-governmental organizations from around 100 different countries around the globe. The committee said ICAN has given the movement toward the world without nuclear weapons a new direction and new vigor.

British author wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Praised for his “novels of great emotional force,” English author Kazuo Ishiguro was named the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, The Guardian reported Thursday.

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Born in Japan, Ishiguro’s family moved to the United Kingdom when he was 5, The Guardian reported. His first novel, “A Pale View of the Hills,” was published in 1982.

The Swedish Academy, which conducts the judging, said the themes of “memory, time and self-delusion” were major components of Ishiguro’s work, particularly in his 1989 work, “The Remains of the Day.” That novel won the Booker Prize in 1989 and was adapted into a film starring Anthony Hopkins as the “duty-obsessed” butler Stevens.

Permanent secretary of the academy Sara Danius described Ishiguro’s writing as a mix of the works of Jane Austen and Franz Kafka, “but you have to add a little bit of Marcel Proust into the mix, and then you stir, but not too much, and then you have his writings.

“He’s a writer of great integrity. He doesn’t look to the side, he’s developed an aesthetic universe all his own,” she told The Guardian. “He is someone who is very interested in understanding the past, but he is not a Proustian writer, he is not out to redeem the past, he is exploring what you have to forget in order to survive in the first place as an individual or as a society.”

3 US troops killed in ambush in Niger

Three members of the U.S. Special Operations Forces were killed and two others were wounded in southwest Niger when a patrol was attacked Wednesday, CNN reported.

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The administration officials said the two wounded U.S. troops had been evacuated to Niger’s capital city of Niamey and would soon be moved to Germany. They were described by the officials as being in a "stable condition," CNN reported.

The U.S. troops were part of a team advising and assisting local forces when they were attacked.

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Falvo, a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command, told CNN late Wednesday that "a joint U.S. and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger," but said that the military was still "working to confirm details on the incident."

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