As a vast train of migrants treks across Mexico, fleeing violence and poverty for the fate that awaits them at the U.S. border, President Trump is vowing that there will be repercussions for the countries that have allowed their passage.

Near the end of John Le Carré's great spy novel Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, one of the agents notices that his car's passenger door is unlocked. He instantly begins wondering how that happened. "Survival," he thinks, "is an infinite capacity for suspicion."

That capacity gets put to the test in Bodyguard, a new BBC series created by Jed Mercurio, who's known for his compelling shows about the dark side of public institutions.

Melissa McCarthy is not interested in playing pleasant characters — flawless women with perfect clothes and relationships. "Who wants to watch that?" she asks. "There's nothing to sink your teeth into. ... The people I love and like are filled with quirks and eccentricities. ... We're a bundle of all these different weirdnesses."

Instead, McCarthy became known for her comic roles in movies like Bridesmaids and The Heat — and for her impersonation of President Trump's first press secretary, Sean Spicer, on SNL.

Newly released surveillance footage shows a man apparently wearing the same clothes Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was wearing the day he disappeared into Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. A Turkish ruling party official called the footage evidence of a Saudi cover-up, while another official described the man seen in the video as a "body double."

Joachim Roenneberg, who led a small team that sabotaged the Nazis' nuclear hopes during World War II, has died at the age of 99. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg announced Roenneberg's death on Sunday, calling him a hero.

Powerful drugs that have been used for decades to treat delirium are ineffective for that purpose, according to a study published online Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Antipsychotic medications, such as haloperidol (brand name, Haldol), are widely used in intensive care units, emergency rooms, hospital wards and nursing homes.

Technology continues to grow closer and closer to our bodies, from the phones in our pockets to the smart watches on our wrists. Now it's getting under some people's skin.

In Sweden, a country rich with technological advancement, thousands have had microchips inserted into their hands.

The chips are designed to speed up users' daily routines and make their lives more convenient — accessing their homes, offices and gyms is as easy as swiping their hands against digital readers.

To explain why he grows coca, the raw material for cocaine, rather than food crops on his 5-acre farm in southern Colombia, Luis Tapia does the math.

Every three months, Tapia, 60, harvests the bright green coca leaves with his bare hands, then mixes them with gasoline, sulfuric acid and other chemicals to make coca paste. He then sells the paste to drug traffickers who turn it into powder cocaine. A pound of paste, he says, sells for more than one ton of corn.

"That's why everyone grows coca," Tapia says.

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More than two dozen top government and business executives would have packed for a trip to Saudi Arabia this week. They were going to attend a major economic conference, the Future Investment Initiative, often referred to as "Davos in the Desert." But the disappearance and death of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi has caused those people to cancel and has investors rethinking their ties to the authoritarian state.

(U.S. Edition) With Saudi officials now saying that journalist Jamal Khashoggi did indeed perish at the Saudi consulate in Turkey, the kingdom's move to diversify its economy away from oil could be hindered, as foreign investors are rethinking their ties to the state. Meanwhile, there's more gloomy news from the toy industry as Hasbro has experiences a 12 percent drop in revenue in a year. What could be coming for toy retail in the future?

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Films imagined the robots of the future with some personality: the outspoken C3PO, the quirky Wall-E and maniacal Megatron. Next to the robots of Hollywood, Siri and Alexa are rather dull. But their scripts weren’t written by a Hollywood writer, but by the engineers and programmers pioneering artificial intelligence.

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(Global Edition) From the BBC World Service … After avoiding a debt downgrade to junk from Moody’s investor service, Italy is expected to get a request for changes to its submitted budget from the European Union – a first from the bloc. Then, it’s October, which means its  Christmas bonus time in Venezuela. Despite inflation that could hit 1 million percent this year, the government is doling out bonuses over the next few month, and they’ll be pegged to the country’s oil-backed cryptocurrency, the Petro.

The Energy Information Administration says the U.S. got about 11 percent of its energy from renewable sources last year. Climate scientists say that's going to have to go up a lot to ward off the worst effects of climate change. The Department of Energy says the U.S. is one of the fastest growing markets for wind power in the world, but that's mostly been on land. Eric Loth, at the University of Virginia, is an engineer who's part of a team building the next generation of offshore wind turbines, inspired by a palm tree. (10/22/18)


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