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One comment read: "Super obvious Trump doesn't know the words to our National Anthem". But neither the rain, nor the protesters dampened the President's spirits as he proudly took center stage along the National Guard members. Trump's anthem fail set off a Twitterstorm of seething sarcasm. "It looked like Donald Trump just kept repeating "applesauce" during the National Anthem", quipped another user.
  • Man starts California flat fire 'by burning spider'

    Man starts California flat fire 'by burning spider'

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    Witnesses say that the spider spread the fire when it scurried onto a nearby mattress. Officials said the fire caused about $11,000 (£8,000) in damage and some apartments in the building were "uninhabitable". All the residents escaped from the building, and no one was injured, Pitt said. The fire department told the paper that the fire appeared to have been started by a blowtorch.
  • Theresa May's Cabinet reshuffle plans fall flat

    Theresa May's Cabinet reshuffle plans fall flat

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    Greening was offered the Department for Work and Pensions, but instead walked out of the Government after a two hour, 15 minute stand off with the PM inside No10. Many commentators on Twitter anticipate that she could become a thorn in Mrs May's side if she joins the growing ranks of pro-European backbench rebels.
  • U.S. ending immigration protection for Salvadorans

    U.S. ending immigration protection for Salvadorans

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    The Trump administration is set to cancel residency permits of approximately 200,000 Salvadorans who have been living in the United States since as far back as 2001, The Washington Post reports . "Nielsen has told 200,000 of our friends, neighbors, and colleagues -people who sought safety in the United States and have had full permission to build lives here for almost 17 years - that they have 18 months to pack their bags and return to El Salvador, a country that is plagued by the highest ...
  • Kremlin comments on drone attack against Russian base in Syria

    Kremlin comments on drone attack against Russian base in Syria

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    The ministry also said that one of its military helicopters crashed in Syria on December 31 due to a "technical malfunction", killing both pilots aboard. After two years of Russian military support for the regime of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, President Vladimir Putin announced in mid-December the partial withdrawal of forces from the country, saying their task in the war-torn country had been largely completed.
  • "Oprah 'actively thinking" about White House run

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    DeMille Award. "I don't, I don't", she reportedly said backstage when asked if she planned to run. One of the sources said these conversations date back several months. I don't think she had any intention. Winfrey laughed while the studio audience applauded. Quincy Jones, who saw me on that show and said to Steven Spielberg, "Yes, she is Sofia in 'The Color Purple.'" Gayle, who has been the definition of what a friend is.
  • Not Eyeing Foreign Territories To Exploit Resources: Modi

    Not Eyeing Foreign Territories To Exploit Resources: Modi

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that there is a huge change in perception about India in the last 3-4 years of his government's ruling at the Centre. And the key is the fact that India has transformed. "141 lawmakers confirmed their attendance and 134 leaders have made to this event today despite massive weather disturbance", said Ms.
  • US Chamber of Commerce against H-1B visa restrictions

    US Chamber of Commerce against H-1B visa restrictions

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    US Citizenship and Immigration Services said changes, if any, to the existing policy would not lead to forcing immigrant employees to leaving the country. This comes as a relief for Indian techies . Many in India were also of the view that if it the United States went ahead with the visa restriction, it would help boost India's economic growth at a time when it's racing against Asian superpowers like China and Japan.
  • Indian Army guns down two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir

    Indian Army guns down two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir

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    The gunbattle had begun after security forces launched a search operation in Zuhama village of Chadoora following information about the presence of militants, an official said. Meanwhile, internet mobile service have been suspended in Anantnag and Kulgam districts. "So far 2 terrorists killed in encounter at Pehlipora Larnoo Kukernag.
  • Mark 'Bomber' Thompson: Home of former Geelong, Essendon coach, raided by police

    Mark 'Bomber' Thompson: Home of former Geelong, Essendon coach, raided by police

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    Police in Melbourne are remaining tight-lipped about a raid on the home of former Geelong and Essendon coach Mark "Bomber" Thompson. "Detectives attended at the Rouse Street address at 9.30am this morning". An Essendon great, Thompson played 202 games for the club before retiring in 1996. Mark "Bomber" Thompson has been arrested and released without charge, pending further investigation .
  • Deal with cyber crime on priority: Narendra Modi to cops

    Deal with cyber crime on priority: Narendra Modi to cops

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    The Prime Minister also presented President's Police Medals for distinguished service to IB officers. The idea of holding the meeting of police chiefs outside the national capital was mooted by Modi after he became PM in 2014. "The new format of the conference has resulted in a marked improvement in the quality of discussions", official sources quoted the Premier as saying.
  • London paint factory blaze sends fireballs into air

    London paint factory blaze sends fireballs into air

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    The service tweeted: "15 fire engines & 90 firefighters & officers are tackling a paint factory blaze on Waterloo Road, Staples Corner". A huge fire at a paint factory sent smoke billowing across London with eyewitnesses reporting "fireballs" shooting into the air.
  • Philander's six-fer gives Proteas 72-run win over India

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    South Africa beat India by 72 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match. Earlier, resuming at the score of 65-2, South Africa lost their eight wickets for only 65 runs to eventually get bowled out for 130. Even some of the famed Indian batting line-ups have failed to fire on the bouncy and green tops of South Africa and against top quality bowling attacks.
  • Gurugram court dismisses bail application of juvenile

    Gurugram court dismisses bail application of juvenile

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    Judge Jasbir Singh Kundu also imposed a fine of Rs.21,000 for "wasting the court's time" in "baseless litigation" and directed the teen's father to deposit the amount. The teenager allegedly wanted to impede the approaching exams and parent teacher meeting and hence killed the boy. Pradyuman Thakur, a student of the second standard of Ryan International School was found dead on September 8, 2017.
  • Azarenka withdraws from Australian Open

    Azarenka withdraws from Australian Open

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    The Belarusian last competed in Melbourne during the 2016 Australian Open . She won the title in 2012 and 2013 which are her only two major titles to her name. Tomljanovic is a Croatian-Australian who represents Australia in Grand Slams and Croatia in tour-level events. NOT far from her usual digs at Rod Laver Arena, it was Showcourt 3 that saw 2008 champion Maria Sharapova continue her Australian Open preparations on Monday.
  • Are USE Coli Cases Tied to Romaine Lettuce?

    Are USE Coli Cases Tied to Romaine Lettuce?

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    Investigators at the U.S. CDC have confirmed through whole genome sequencing that the E. coli O157:H7 sickening people in Canada has the same DNA fingerprint as the pathogen infecting people in the United States. Anyone who believes they're sick as a result of this outbreak should go to the doctor for a diagnosis and cooperate with local health officials, Williams said.
  • Korea's head of inter-Korean affairs to lead talks with S. Korea

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    South Korean President Moon Jae-in welcomed Kim's overture and proposed holding talks. South Korea offered talks with North Korea this week, amid a tense standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes, after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said in a New Year's Day speech that he was "open to dialogue" with Seoul.
  • Benue massacre: Col Nyiam blasts Buhari for sending police after herdsmen

    Benue massacre: Col Nyiam blasts Buhari for sending police after herdsmen

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    Is it not a shame that the president of a country who was a military man before is in a situation where there is a breakdown of law and order in some parts of the country? Communities in Benue State have been turned to killing fields as marauders suspected to be Fulani herdsmen continue to kill and maim people without anyone taking practical steps to end the murders.
  • Molson Coors acquires premium United Kingdom cider maker Aspall

    Molson Coors acquires premium United Kingdom cider maker Aspall

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    Sources have told Sky News that Aspall, founded in Suffolk in 1728 by Clement Chevalier, is likely to have an enterprise value in excess of £40m. The family which has run Aspall cider for eight generations is set to toast a multi-million-pound windfall as the brewing giant is believed to have snapped up Aspall in a deal worth around GBP£40mn, including debt.
  • Pence to visit Middle East this month following postponement

    Pence to visit Middle East this month following postponement

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    Pence will then spend January 22 and 23 in Israel, where he will participate in a bilateral discussion with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, and give a speech at the Knesset. Before Trump's announcement, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had planned to meet with Pence in the biblical town of Bethlehem but pulled out of the meeting in protest.
  • Forex reserves continue to climb

    Forex reserves continue to climb

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    President Donald Trump. The reserves gained US$20.7 billion from a month earlier, faster than the market forecast, which estimated the reserves to stand at US$3.13 trillion. In January, the forex reserves fell below US$3 trillion, but as the economy is on firmer footing and the yuan continues to stabilize, the stockpile has increased steadily since February.
  • North and South Korea talks result of my 'tough stance': Donald Trump

    North and South Korea talks result of my 'tough stance': Donald Trump

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    The Trump administration has sent maddeningly mixed signals about the conditions under which the USA would return to the table; at one point Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. "Does anybody really believe that talks and dialogue would be going on between North and South Korea right now if I wasn't firm, strong and willing to commit our total "might" against the North", Trump tweeted.
  • Tech Companies Prep Challenge To Net Neutrality Repeal

    Tech Companies Prep Challenge To Net Neutrality Repeal

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    Opponents believe the rollback of net neutrality rules will lead to consumers paying more for Internet services such as Netflix. He adds that along with the intervenor actions, member companies will push for a more permanent legislative solution.
  • Ex-hostage Boyle appears in Ottawa court, case adjourned until Monday

    Ex-hostage Boyle appears in Ottawa court, case adjourned until Monday

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    Boyle, 34, is due in court again Wednesday after appearing earlier this week on a variety of charges, ranging from two counts of sexual assault to two counts of unlawful confinement, The Toronto Star reported . A government official also told Global News that the meeting between the Boyle family and Trudeau had been requested by the family, and that it is normal for the prime minister to accept requests to meet from Canadians who have been detained overseas.
  • Pulse gunman's widow knew 'he was going to do something bad'

    Pulse gunman's widow knew 'he was going to do something bad'

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    Going on she says that she saw a gun in Mateen's vehicle along with ammuniton and that he had been looking at different nightclubs in Orlando . Enriquez said that she told him Mateen had been visiting extremist websites , but denied knowing anything further.
  • Trump takes field at college football championship game

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    Trump's disparaging comments about Atlanta came about a week before his inauguration past year, as part of a tweet attack that targeted civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. His songs have criticized the president, with lyrics such as "Donald Trump is a chump, know how we feel, punk / Tell "em that God comin" / And Russia need a replay button, y'all up to something" in "The Heart Part 4".
  • Shiv Sena leader Ashok Sawant stabbed to death

    Shiv Sena leader Ashok Sawant stabbed to death

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    Vinay Rathod, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Zone 12, said that the body of the former corporator has been sent to the Shatabdi Hospital for postmortem. Their identity is not known as of now and the vehicle used in the crime has also been seized. Two of his children are MBBS doctors. An FIR has been led under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code at the Samata Nagar police station, reported India Today .
  • Parliamentary 'puters made 30k tries to procure pr0nz previous year

    Parliamentary 'puters made 30k tries to procure pr0nz previous year

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    But parliamentary authorities said that the majority of attempts are not deliberate and security software installed on Parliamentary computers have blocked most of the sites. However, the available data showed there were 30,876 attempts from March to October. So the work network might be blocking the porn in Parliament, it doesn't seem to be stopping people from testing the filters to try and see some naked/semi-naked people on their computers.
  • Southwest Kansas Lawmaker Apologizes For Racist Remarks

    Southwest Kansas Lawmaker Apologizes For Racist Remarks

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    He suggested it and other drugs were originally outlawed in part because blacks were "basically users" and "responded worst" to the drugs because of their "character makeup - their genetics and that". When asked about his remarks by The Associated Press on Monday, Alford declined to elaborate, other than to say: "To me, that's neutral". " I'm about as far from being a racist as I can get ".
  • Rep. Ed Royce to retire, joining stream of Republicans leaving Congress

    Rep. Ed Royce to retire, joining stream of Republicans leaving Congress

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    Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, did not say explicitly why he's not running. In his final year at the the helm of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Royce said he would be focusing on "the urgent threats facing our nation, including: the brutal, corrupt and unsafe regimes in Pyongyang and Tehran, [Russian President] Vladimir Putin's continued efforts to weaponize information to fracture Western democracies, and growing terrorist threats in Africa and Central Asia".
  • Jammu and Kashmir: 1 terrorist killed in Budgam

    Jammu and Kashmir: 1 terrorist killed in Budgam

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    Officials are searching for two more militants, Greater Kashmir reported. A police spokesman said that three terrorists were killed in the operation that lasted a few hours. As the gunfight began, authorities suspended the mobile Internet in twin districts of Budgam and Chadoora . "The operation has ended", said Khan. A police official said that no militants were present in Tahab Village while those who dropped poppy straw from the vehicle "were probably drug peddlers".
  • United States suspends safety help to Pakistan over militant…

    United States suspends safety help to Pakistan over militant…

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    US President Donald Trump's decision to freeze aid to Pakistan could affect nearly two billion dollars' worth of assistance, a senior administration official said on Friday-substantially more than first thought. Imran Khan, the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf says that Pakistan should now formulate a policy that divorces the country from United States objectives in the region because Pakistan can find new directions by including China, Iran and Russian Federation in its foreign ...
  • Japan, ROK reaffirm stance on N. Korea

    Japan, ROK reaffirm stance on N. Korea

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    Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha will hold the news conference to say what measures the South Korean government intends to take to follow up on the public-private panel that concluded last week that the accord had failed to meet the women's needs, a ministry official told Reuters yesterday.
  • Donald Trump 'starts his official work day at 11am', leaked schedules reveal

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    Donald Trump has one of the most important jobs in the world but he doesn't quite put in the time, according to reports. The White House confirmed right before New Year's that Trump's "customary presidential physical" is scheduled for January 12 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
  • LGBT community reacts to court's decision

    LGBT community reacts to court's decision

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    The Supreme Court's decision not to intervene in the Missouri case could signal how it will rule in the case brought by Jack Phillips' Masterpiece Cakeshop, which was fined by Colorado for declining to provide a same-sex wedding cake. The Campaign for Southern Equality was represented by Roberta Kaplan of Kaplan & Company. LGBT groups and their allies denounced the legislation and sued to have it struck down .
  • Athletes tie the knot just minutes after same-sex marriage becomes legal

    Athletes tie the knot just minutes after same-sex marriage becomes legal

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    Australia is now the 25 country globally to recognise same-sex unions. Sprinter Craig Burns has married fellow athlete Luke Sullivan in the company of 50 family and friends during an intimate New South Wales ceremony overnight. January 9 is officially the first date for same-sex weddings because there was a four-week waiting period after the landmark laws were passed in Canberra in early December.
  • Judge Dismisses Case Involving Armed Standoff With Federal Agents

    Judge Dismisses Case Involving Armed Standoff With Federal Agents

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    Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher charged with leading an armed uprising against federal authorities during a standoff with the BLM in 2014 is a free man. The brothers were among seven defendants acquitted a year ago in that case, but others were convicted. "In some ways, it vindicates what they're claiming", Bartrum said of people who believe federal agents and prosecutors overreached to indict 19 people on charges including conspiracy, assault and threats against federal agents.
  • Fire in the University's Fry Building

    Fire in the University's Fry Building

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    He said the blaze caused extensive damage to the fifth floor and roof but as the fire service was alerted quickly it was able to prevent the flames from spreading to other historic buildings nearby. Everyone has been accounted for and Avon Fire and Rescue have informed us that they have now extinguished the fire. "As an investigation is ongoing it would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this time".
  • First reported trans woman murdered in 2018

    First reported trans woman murdered in 2018

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    STEELE-KNUDSLIEN has been arrested and charged with one (1) count of MURDER. Police reportedly discovered it after her husband, Mark Steele-Knudslien went to the police station in neighboring Adams and allegedly confessed to authorities he had killed her, reports the Berkshire Eagle .
  • "Executive Time": White House Rebrands the Hours Trump Spends on Twitter

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    While campaigning for office, President Donald Trump repeatedly claimed Hillary Clinton didn't have the stamina to be president, but according to a new report , Trump's work day is as leisurely as can be to accommodate him. The Times said the president watches at least four and up to eight hours of TV per day. Indeed, Trump is reportedly on the go for much of the day, with reports from previous employees of the president describing him as "relentless".