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I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star to President of the United States (on my first try). "I think that's well recognised". The book includes a claim that concerns about Trump's mental fitness are shared even among his top aides.
  • Houston Police Searching for Missing Sports Reporter Courtney Roland

    Houston Police Searching for Missing Sports Reporter Courtney Roland

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    Roland arrived home from the camp, but was last heard from early Sunday when she arrived home from a Walgreens, according to KTRK-TV. Roland's roommate told KPRC ( Houston's NBC affiliate) that Rolan texted her and said a suspicious man in Walgreens was in the blue truck that "looped back around and parked behind her and Roland got out of her vehicle and the truck sped off".
  • Cricket teams booked in Kashmir as Pakistan's national anthem played before match

    Cricket teams booked in Kashmir as Pakistan's national anthem played before match

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    In May previous year, a video showed members of two teams, "Shining Stars Pampore" and "Pulwama Tigers", lined up before the game with the national anthem of Pakistan-administered Kashmir playing on tape. Apart from arresting four localities, the police have also registered a case against the two teams for participating in unlawful activities. The videos and photographs of youngsters wearing uniform of Pakistan cricket team and flaunting it on social media also went viral.
  • Mueller Eyes Ivanka Trump Encounter With Russian Lawyer

    Mueller Eyes Ivanka Trump Encounter With Russian Lawyer

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    The president's daughter reportedly came into contact with Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, and the lobbyist, Rinat Akhmetshin, while they were exiting the building during a brief elevator ride. The Trump Tower meeting was also attended by a Russian language translator, a USA -based employee of a Russian real estate group, and a British music promoter who helped set up the meeting.
  • Kailash bar fire: Five employees killed in Bengaluru

    Kailash bar fire: Five employees killed in Bengaluru

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    Bengaluru fire: The fire occured at the Kailash Bar and Restaurant located on the ground floor of the Kumbara Sangha building. The incident comes after a fire at a restaurant sparked a deadly blaze in Mumbai's Kamala Mills, killing 14 people on December 29.
  • Terminal evacuated at JFK Airport due to flooding amid travel woes

    Terminal evacuated at JFK Airport due to flooding amid travel woes

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    Dimitri Grigoryev told CBS News on Sunday he has been stranded at the airport for three days. "Chaos trying to get home from #newyork #jfk". Travelers had complained about delays and baggage problems even before the leak occurred. Massive delays, walls of people in terminals, complaints of hours-long waits to get to a gate after landing, then hours more to get checked baggage were some of the cries of the stranded passengers, who took to the social media, to vent out their anger.
  • Saudi intercepts ballistic missile near Yemen border: State media

    Saudi intercepts ballistic missile near Yemen border: State media

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    A statement by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said the pilots were not injured and were evacuated to Saudi Arabia by ground and air forces. Saudi air defences intercepted the ballistic missile over Najran, according to the kingdom's state-owned Al Ekhbariya news channel. In December, the United States said it has "undeniable" evidence that Tehran is violating worldwide law.
  • Listen to a man reporting himself to police as a drunk driver

    Listen to a man reporting himself to police as a drunk driver

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    He said when asked again: 'No, I don't feel like giving that to you right now'. Michael Lester, 39, was arrested on a DUI charge after authorities in Polk County say he called to request that he be pulled over. 'Michael first told the deputy he had only two beers (standard drunk answer). He also said that he had barely slept for several days, CBS News reported.
  • Hold on! Trump makes everyone wait on 'Fake News Awards'

    Hold on! Trump makes everyone wait on 'Fake News Awards'

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    The categories, the president said , "will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media". The details of the president's announcement about such unprecedented awards was unclear, and came in between tweets threatening the use of a big nuclear button against North Korea and touting Fox News' Sean Hannity's 9 p.m.
  • Bannon praises Trump's son in statement

    Bannon praises Trump's son in statement

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    Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by nearly everyone. In the bullet-pointed missive, the banished "Sloppy Steve", as Trump has taken to calling him, says that Donald Trump Jr. Sanders cites Trump's tax overhaul that he says disproportionately benefits the rich, as well as efforts to repeal the Obama-era health law. He said he's had some "incredible meetings" with Republican congressional leaders and Cabinet members at Camp David as they ready their 2018 legislative agenda.
  • Svitolina stops Sasnovich, wins first title in Brisbane

    Svitolina stops Sasnovich, wins first title in Brisbane

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    ATP/WTA Brisbane International: Women: Final: Elina Svitolina bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2, 6-1. "There's lots of things", Svitolina said. "Hopefully you didn't see this, hopefully I am a good actor". She won 86% of her first serves. She ended the year ranked sixth in the world, but will climb two places when the new rankings are released on Monday and will go into the year's first Grand Slam as the fourth seed.
  • SEC Looks Into Kushner Cos. Over Use of Wealthy Investor Visas

    SEC Looks Into Kushner Cos. Over Use of Wealthy Investor Visas

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    Kushner Cos. received a subpoena in May of 2017 from the SEC, according to sources, asking for information about its use of the program. The program offers permanent USA resident status in exchange for large investments in the US and the Kushner Companies have tried to leverage the program to generate investments in its real estate projects.
  • More than 30 crew members missing after oil tanker fire

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    The tanker was still ablaze on Sunday, with images broadcast by state television channel CCTV showing the ship in the grip of an intense fire, enveloped in clouds of black smoke. According to China's Ministry of Transport the tanker, named Sanchi , hit the Chinese ship, CF Crystal, at around 8pm last night. The National Iranian Tanker Co describes itself as operating the largest tanker fleet in the Middle East.
  • Man arrested for stalking Sachin Tendulkar's daughter Sara

    Man arrested for stalking Sachin Tendulkar's daughter Sara

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    The police also recovered a diary from Maity's house where he has scribbled Sara's name, claiming to be his wife. A senior official of Mumbai Police told IBNS, "Days ago, Tendulkar family lodged a complaint at Bandra Police Station alleging that Sachin Tendulkar's office received anonymous phone calls more than 20 times where the caller had been continuously proposing Sachin's daughter for marriage".
  • Regime forces kill 13 in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

    Regime forces kill 13 in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

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    Two buildings were flattened by bombs in the Eastern Ghouta town of Misraba on Wednesday, killing 20 and wounding over 40 people, the Observatory and civil defense sources said. A monitor has said a majority of the strikes were carried out by Russian jets. Russian Federation also rejects accusations that its jets have been involved in strikes that have killed civilians, saying that it only carries out attacks against hardline Islamists.
  • Australia set to swelter as temperatures top 45C

    Australia set to swelter as temperatures top 45C

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    Tennis players fine-tuning their skills at the Sydney International ahead of the Australian Open also had to battle through the heat on the first day of the tournament. Players participating in the Sydney global tennis tournament were forced off the court at 10:00 local time on Sunday (23:00 GMT Saturday) by the event's organisers after temperatures courtside exceeded 40C.
  • China in talks with Pakistan to build overseas military base

    China in talks with Pakistan to build overseas military base

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    The Gwadar port plays an important role in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which is a major component of Chinese President Xi Jinping's expansive "One Belt One Road" economic initiative. But China's decision comes not out of humanitarian goodness, but political and economic strategy. "China has a rivalry with both the USA and India, and mainly China is using Pakistan as an anchor for its One Belt One Road policy", McCarthy told Business Insider.
  • Amit Shah trains gun against 'cleanest' chief minister of India

    Amit Shah trains gun against 'cleanest' chief minister of India

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    His visit assumes significance considering the fact that Meghalaya and Tripura are going to polls in February this year. The general law and order situation is also very concerning where six of BJP leaders and two journalists were killed in six months and the state government is not willing to ensure impartial enquiry, he stated.
  • China clamps down on North Korea trade as part of United Nations sanctions

    China clamps down on North Korea trade as part of United Nations sanctions

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    The two Koreas held contact via their communication line in the truce village of Panmunjeom for the third straight day on Friday. Conservative South Koreans remain deeply skeptical of the so-called Sunshine Policy of two previous progressive leaders, Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun, who encouraged trade with the North and allowed large investment and aid shipments there in a belief that such largesse would help North Korea open up and denuclearize.
  • Powerball winning numbers: 12, 29, 30, 33, 61 and Powerball 26

    Powerball winning numbers: 12, 29, 30, 33, 61 and Powerball 26

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    Let's see if there are any other winners nationwide, OR does PowerBall roll to $725 million next week? "We're looking forward to Saturday's $570 million Powerball jackpot". Lottery retailers throughout the state are selling Mega Millions tickets until 10:45 p.m. Friday. Tickets for both games also may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com .
  • One Man Injured After Unknown Subject Explodes in Stockholm

    One Man Injured After Unknown Subject Explodes in Stockholm

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    He picked up an item from the ground that exploded, police say. Local media say two people have been taken to hospital. "This had then exploded and hurt the man seriously". According to the Aftonbladet newspaper, the item was a hand grenade, but that has not been confirmed. Reports about the incident came at 10:07 GMT on Sunday and now the metro station is shut and the scene is cordoned off by the police.
  • U.S. freezes $125m funds for refugees

    U.S. freezes $125m funds for refugees

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    Head of the Jewish Home party Naftali Bennett leads a faction meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem on January 1, 2018. There were cries of joy in Israel Tuesday when the United States threatened to cease funding for the Palestinian refugee aid organization UNRWA as long as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas refuses to return to the negotiating table.
  • Michael Wolff: how I infiltrated the West Wing

    Michael Wolff: how I infiltrated the West Wing

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    In an interview with the BBC radio released Saturday , the Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House author says that some of the most interesting reactions to his book so far have been "a very clear emperor-has-no-clothes effect". and a very stable genius at that!" In his latest online onslaught, Mr Trump accused his critics of trying to make an issue of his "mental stability and intelligence".
  • North Korea 'likely to participate' in Winter Olympics

    North Korea 'likely to participate' in Winter Olympics

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    The Japanese news agency said Chang made the brief comment to reporters during a stopover at Beijing's worldwide airport. Seoul has been keen to avoid any North Korean provocations immediately before or during the Games. He says Mr. Kim, who has threatened the US with a nuclear attack, "knows I'm not messing around, not even a little bit, not even one percent". The two Koreas have been separated by the world's most heavily militarised border since the Korean War ended in a stalemate in ...
  • Manafort challenges Mueller's appointment

    Manafort challenges Mueller's appointment

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    Rosenstein supervises Mueller's investigation in lieu of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who recused himself from Russia-related matters because of his role in the Trump campaign. In addition to the charges Mueller brought against Gates and Manafort, the special counsel has secured guilty pleas from former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn and former campaign advisor George Papadopoulos, who both admitted to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about their Russian contacts.
  • 32 missing after Iranian tanker collision in China

    32 missing after Iranian tanker collision in China

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    All the missing crew members were from the oil tanker and included 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis, China's Xinhua News reported. The Chinese rescue ships have already arrived on the scene, CCTV added. The tanker had been sailing to Daesan, South Korea from Kharg Island, Iran, according to Reuters ship tracking data. The second vessel involved was a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship carrying 64,000 tonnes of grain.
  • Privilege motion on Rahul Gandhi with Speaker

    Privilege motion on Rahul Gandhi with Speaker

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    Concluding his first session as Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu said that the high point of the session was when both sides of the Upper House reiterated their commitment to respect and uphold the high office of the Prime Minister and the former Prime Minister.
  • Fire at Cinevista Studio doused

    Fire at Cinevista Studio doused

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    On 4 January, four members of a family, including two children, were burnt to death after a fire broke out in a residential building in Andheri East's Marol area. Cinevista studio is constructed across a 5-acre property that is a one-stop shop for all shooting needs. According to fire brigade officials, the blaze broke out Cinevista studio around 8 pm.
  • Amid US pressure, Pakistan blacklists Hafiz Saeed's JuD

    Amid US pressure, Pakistan blacklists Hafiz Saeed's JuD

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    Pakistan banned JuD and FIF and other organisations from collecting donations on Monday, after Trump accused Islamabad of giving nothing to the USA but "lies and deceit" and providing "safe haven" to terrorists. "Hence, people should avoid giving them charity, and should instead report any suspicious activities on 1717", the statement said, referring to the number for a helpline for terror-related complaints established by the National Counter-Terrorism Authority (NACTA).
  • UP farmers throw potatoes at Adityanath's residence to protest govt policies

    UP farmers throw potatoes at Adityanath's residence to protest govt policies

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    Harnam Singh Verma, a leader of the Bharatiya Kisan Union said that the farmers were not getting adequate price for their harvest, they do not know where to keep it and accused the state government of not fulfilling its promises. The chief minister said politics should focus on rural development, farmers, youth and women empowerment and asserted that his government was bringing policies for the betterment of the people.
  • Firefighter, resident killed in Philadelphia row home fire

    Firefighter, resident killed in Philadelphia row home fire

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    Thiel said during a press conference. The 11-year veteran died Saturday morning while battling a house fire in North Philadelphia . It took about 30 minutes to get him out, officials said. LeTourneau graduated in 1993 from Cardinal O'Hara High School and earned an Associate's degree in fire science from Delaware County Community College.
  • Saudi princes arrested for protesting utility bills at ruling palace

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    Saudi Arabia past year rounded up dozens of royal family members, current and former senior officials in the crackdown on corruption that has also strengthened the power of the heir to the Saudi throne, Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Most of those detained were held at the palatial Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh, which has turned into a luxury prison. Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has ordered an inflation allowance for citizens to ease the expected rise in the cost of living after ...
  • Treasury sanctions Venezuelan government officials for corruption

    Treasury sanctions Venezuelan government officials for corruption

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    In a televised address late yesterday, Maduro said the Trump administration had "exhausted his patience". "I am not going to accept any more from this aggressive government". The four targeted Venezuelans include Rodolfo Clemente Marco Torres, the governor of the northern coastal state of Aragua. "We call on concerned parties and global partners around the world to join us as we stand with the Venezuelan people to further isolate this oppressive regime".
  • 'American Horror Story' Season 8 Will Be Set in the Future

    'American Horror Story' Season 8 Will Be Set in the Future

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    And nobody churns out content like Murphy, with a dozen or so new shows either created, written, or produced over the last half decade. As reported earlier, Disney recently acquired FOX and there have been concerns about which shows will stay and which will be cancelled by the more family-friendly network.
  • Divided UN Security Council meets on Iran unrest

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    The UN Security Council headed divided into an emergency meeting Friday to discuss the deadly wave of protests in Iran, as the Tehran regime sought to put the unrest to bed. "Majority emphasised the need to fully implement the JCPOA (nuclear deal) and to refrain from interfering in internal affairs of others". Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday, as quoted by TASS news agency: "We warn the U.S.
  • Storm Grayson causes travel chaos in NY

    Storm Grayson causes travel chaos in NY

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    The impending winter storm has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a blizzard warning for Ocean County and the entire Jersey Shore area. Parts of New England will be covered by 12 inches of snow. "With this forecast in mind, all Virginians should take the necessary precautions now to ensure they are prepared for the travel disruptions, power outages and other threats to health and safety that could arise during this significant weather event".