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Minister for Defence Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan on Tuesday said that intelligence and defence cooperation with the United States (US) had been suspended and it was high time for Pakistan to have "ruthlessly candid dialogue" with the US with everything on the table.
  • Reggie Lynch Recommended for Expulsion Due to Sexual Assault Allegations

    Reggie Lynch Recommended for Expulsion Due to Sexual Assault Allegations

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    Lynch is now appealing the EOAA's findings to the school's Sexual Misconduct Subcommittee, which can either affirm or negate the EOAA's suggestion, according to the Star-Tribune. But the coach said Lynch "didn't do much yesterday just because I'm more focused on the guys who are playing more than anything". On Jan. 4, the EOAA notified both accusers that Lynch had been found responsible of sexual misconduct in both instances and recommended he be suspended from the university and banned from ...
  • Bruno Mars, The Killers, Muse to Headline 2018 Bottlerock Festival

    Bruno Mars, The Killers, Muse to Headline 2018 Bottlerock Festival

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    Three-day passes for the fest go on sale at on Tuesday, January 9, at 10 a.m. local time. The sixth annual installment, which is set for May 25-27, will also feature Snoop Dogg , The Chainsmokers , Halsey , Phantogram , The Revivalists , Bleachers , E-40, Oh Wonder, LANY, Manchester Orchestra , COIN , Jacob Banks, Missio , Mondo Cozmo , Alice Merton , Flor, Mt.
  • Warriors avenge lopsided loss to Nuggets

    Warriors avenge lopsided loss to Nuggets

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    In the four games he's played after missing nearly a month, Curry is shooting a ridiculous 53.8 percent (28-of-52) from three-point range, and the Warriors are averaging a blistering 121.3 points per 100 possessions. Curry was in the back of the room when Green made that comment. Curry has people helping him explore options to buy into the NFL's Carolina Panthers.
  • University of Cincinnati sued over alt-right speaker's visit

    University of Cincinnati sued over alt-right speaker's visit

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    The suit names UC President Neville Pinto as the defendant. Padgett alleges that the fee constitutes censorship and demands $2 million in damages. The university responded in its own statement, arguing that because Spencer was not sponsored by a university member, he had to pay rental and security fees, just as any other non-sponsored speaker would.
  • Connecticut DCP wary after Sessions revises marijuana policy

    Connecticut DCP wary after Sessions revises marijuana policy

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    Many Democrats came out yesterday and criticized Sessions decision on the Cole Memo . Coffman has been in contact with Troyer since she read the memo, and added that she believes his office will continue taking much the same approach in regard to federal and state law enforcement on the cannabis industry.
  • Pak, China sign MoU for young diplomats' training

    Pak, China sign MoU for young diplomats' training

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    China on Tuesday counselled the "outside world" not to speculate on Beijing's reported intent to open a naval base in Gwadar, the starting point of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). As Trump Administration is determined to eliminate terrorist safe havens in Pakistan, which is key to bring stability in Afghanistan and in the region, the official hoped that China will play a helpful role in convincing Pakistan that it is in its own national interest to crackdown on these sanctuaries.
  • Top Hamas leader shot in head by own pistol gunshot

    Top Hamas leader shot in head by own pistol gunshot

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    Al-Alami was at home in Gaza when he shot himself while "inspecting his personal weapon", according to a statement to reporters by Hamas spokesperson Fawzy Barhoum. According to the BBC , he is a "specially designated global terrorist". The 62-year-old al-Alami is a former member of Hamas's policy-making politburo and remains a top official.
  • DMK stages walkout as TTV Dhinakaran makes TN Assembly debut

    DMK stages walkout as TTV Dhinakaran makes TN Assembly debut

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    The opposition, particularly the DMK , had been strident in their criticism of the governor touring the districts and holding review meetings with officials. Rebel AIADMK leader T T V Dinakaran, who attended his first Assembly session after winning the byelection from R K Nagar constituency in December past year, said the Governor's speech was harping on hopes instead of any solid promises or decisions.
  • James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt to perform in June at Golden 1 Center

    James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt to perform in June at Golden 1 Center

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    In 2017, Raitt toured in Australia, New Zeland, Hawaii, Canada and across the US, which included 17 tour dates with Taylor. Bonnie Raitt and her band will also perform that night. He's sold more than 100 million albums and has earned 40 gold, platinum, or multi-platinum awards. Tickets go on sale at 12 p.m. on January 19 on the Summerfest website and Ticketmaster .
  • Iran warns atomic agency if United States reneges on nuclear deal

    Iran warns atomic agency if United States reneges on nuclear deal

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    Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) said Tuesday that he and other lawmakers have been working on legislation that would "improve our position strategically against Iran ", adding that President Donald Trump should impose new sanctions on the Islamic Republic for its treatment of Iranian protesters.
  • North Korea to send athletes, performers to Winter Olympics

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    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and South Korea have agreed at their just-ended inter-Korean dialogue to hold separate military talks, with the DPRK also consenting to send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympics to be hosted by Seoul next month, Seoul's Unification Ministry said Tuesday.
  • China warns of possible explosion in Iranian oil tanker

    China warns of possible explosion in Iranian oil tanker

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    Bulk carrier CF Crystal, carrying grain from the USA, hit South Korea-bound The Sanchi at around 9pm on January 6, 300km from China's east coast. "We can not say all of them have died, because rescue teams are there and providing services".
  • Warmer Weather For A Few Days

    Warmer Weather For A Few Days

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    Prevailing southwest winds up to 10 miles per hour. New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Clouds will enter the picture Tuesday night , which is expected to have a low temperature of around 27 degrees. Dr. M.L. KING DAY / MONDAY: Mostly cloudy skies and cold temperatures continue, with a high temperature of 29 degrees. Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers before midnight.
  • NAACP calls for anti-Trump protest at College Football Championship

    NAACP calls for anti-Trump protest at College Football Championship

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    Another wave of cheers and jeers followed him as he left the field. A few dozen protesters gathered near the stadium before the game, shouting anti-Trump slogans. "Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in terrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results".
  • Donald Trump to attend World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos

    Donald Trump to attend World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos

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    Davos was once held up by the Trump campaign as an example of what was wrong with Hillary Clinton's Democratic party. President Donald Trump is heading to Davos for the world's most elite economic conference later this month. Bill Clinton was the first and so far only United States president to appear in person in 2000. Ronald Reagan appeared several times, via video link.
  • Democrats want Senate to release Trump dossier firm's testimony

    Democrats want Senate to release Trump dossier firm's testimony

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    Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham , R-South Carolina, called last week for the Justice Department to launch a criminal inquiry into Steele. But committee chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, had to this point refused to release his testimony. The full interview transcript can be read here. Through much of 2017, Feinstein and Grassley made joint requests for information about Russian Federation and the FBI's investigation of election interference.
  • Inmate declared dead was just taking a nap

    Inmate declared dead was just taking a nap

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    A prisoner certified dead by three doctors was reportedly found to be alive just hours before his post-mortem. The jail officials found him sitting on a chair, unconscious, reported Il Mattino , an Italian daily. An investigation into the incident at the prison is ongoing. The prisoner was taken to Central University Hospital of Asturias in Oviedo for some tests to ensure his health is up to scratch.
  • Brookyln assemblywoman accused of pocketing Sandy money, other schemes

    Brookyln assemblywoman accused of pocketing Sandy money, other schemes

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    And in one alleged scheme from 2012 to 2014, officials said she filed FEMA claims stating she was forced out of her home after Sandy and had to move to Staten Island. During that time, the DOJ said, Harris diverted $11,400 in fraudulently acquired funds for personal use. She's facing charges of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, making false statements, bankruptcy fraud, witness tampering and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
  • Libyan navy rescues 272 migrants from stranded boats

    Libyan navy rescues 272 migrants from stranded boats

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    It was believed to be the first shipwreck of 2018 - though rescue organisations say countless dinghies attempting to cross the Mediterranean are likely to sink without a trace, meaning the year's death toll may have begun even earlier. A spokesperson for the Libyan navy and coast guard said the migrants' boat capsized and sank in worldwide waters and the Libyan navy did not have the resources to deal with the issue.
  • Residents rescued as mud inundates California burn areas

    Residents rescued as mud inundates California burn areas

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    Mr Lewin said flash floods can turn normally dry creeks into destructive rivers of mud and debris that can wash out roads and destroy homes. Near the coastal community of Montecito, at least three homes have been "wiped away by mudflow and debris", and emergency workers were scrambling to rescue people from vehicles and buildings, Santa Barbara County fire spokesman Mike Eliason said.
  • Fed prosecutor: No immunity for legal marijuana businesses

    Fed prosecutor: No immunity for legal marijuana businesses

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    Attorney Andrew Lelling released a statement warning that his office "will aggressively investigate and prosecute bulk cultivation and trafficking cases, and those who use the federal banking system illegally", MassLive reports . U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland for the Eastern District of Arkansas issued this statement: "The Attorney General's announcement underscores his continued commitment to entrust prosecutorial discretion to the U.S.
  • Fox Studios collaborates with Ajay Devgn Ffilms for Total Dhamaal

    Fox Studios collaborates with Ajay Devgn Ffilms for Total Dhamaal

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    In fact, Aamir turned up at the mahurat of the film and even did the " mahurat clap". Madhuri announced the news of the film going on floors via twitter, along with a picture of the crew. Directed by Indra Kumar . The film will hit the screens on December 7 this year. " Total Dhamaal " will also see the return of the comic gang of Riteish Deshmukh , Arshad Warsi , and Javed Jaffrey along with Boman Irani .
  • Arizona's firebrand 'Sheriff Joe' is running for Senate

    Arizona's firebrand 'Sheriff Joe' is running for Senate

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    Dr. Kelli Ward, a former Arizona State Senator, announced a run for the seat a year ago after unsuccessfully running against Republican John McCain in 2016. "Being a U.S. senator is a little different than being the sheriff, because you can do a lot of things in the U.S. Senate, and I have many plans, believe me".
  • White House Aide Reportedly Escorted Off CNN Set After Contentious Interview

    White House Aide Reportedly Escorted Off CNN Set After Contentious Interview

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    Miller became unhinged quickly , prompting Jake Tapper to state the obvious: he was putting on a performance for an audience of one: President Donald Trump . Miller also argued that the president's Saturday tweets, in which he boasted about his "mental stability" and IQ, were helpful in arguing the point that he had the fortitude to do the job.
  • Louisiana teacher removed from school board meeting in handcuffs

    Louisiana teacher removed from school board meeting in handcuffs

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    A Louisiana teacher was violently arrested at a public school board meeting Monday night after she questioned her superintendent for giving himself a raise when teachers and administrators were made to go without. Hargrave also expressed frustration that "performance goals" were cited as the reason for the raise when teachers are responsible for helping the school system reach those goals.
  • VP Pence Set for Middle East Tour, After Postponement Last Month

    VP Pence Set for Middle East Tour, After Postponement Last Month

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    Pence will leave Washington, D.C., for Egypt to meet with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. He will also give remarks at the Knesset, and visit Yad Vashem and the Western Wall. The city's status is among the most contentious issues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its united capital, while the Palestinians see the eastern sector as the capital of their future state.
  • Saudi sports stadiums to open doors to women on Friday

    Saudi sports stadiums to open doors to women on Friday

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    Awda's family, however, believes he is being held over a tweet linked to neighbouring Qatar, with which Saudi Arabia has cut all ties over accusations of links to Iran and Islamist extremists, according to HRW . The rights organisation quoted one of Al-Awda's family members as saying that he had discovered that he was banned from travel while attempting to leave the country.
  • IHC summons replies from CEC, cabinet, Nawaz Sharif in party head case

    IHC summons replies from CEC, cabinet, Nawaz Sharif in party head case

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    Nawaz complained that judges welcomed every martial law and whenever there was a military coup in the country, no one would know about it but this is not the case today. It was the first major public rally of ruling party after GT Road Rally following Sharif's ouster by Supreme Court's landmark July 28 verdict past year.
  • Secretary for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire resigns

    Secretary for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire resigns

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    Mrs May sent her best wishes to Old Bexley and Sidcup MP Mr Brokenshire, his wife Cathy and their three children. If a solution to the impasse can not be found, the region faces a new election or direct rule from Westminster. She has been culture secretary since July 2016. She told him he had performed with "great diligence, determination and good humour" in his government roles and "I know that you will approach your forthcoming operation in the same way".
  • US Supreme Court gives black death row inmate reprieve

    US Supreme Court gives black death row inmate reprieve

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    It's all because his lawyers obtained a signed affidavit years after the case from one of his jurors in which the man complains about "n--" and adds that after "studying the Bible, I have wondered if black people even have souls". Tharpe blocked their auto, dragged Freeman out and shot her three times with a shotgun. Tharpe was convicted in the 1990 murder of his sister-in-law, Jaquelin Freeman, also black, as well as two charges of kidnapping related to the fatal confrontation.
  • Drahi U-turn makes Altice's problems easier to see

    Drahi U-turn makes Altice's problems easier to see

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    Netherlands-based Altice NV , which will be renamed Altice Europe, said it aims to complete the spinoff of its 67.2 per cent interest in Altice USA by the end of the second quarter of 2018, following regulatory and shareholder approvals.
  • Kyrgios Through to Brisbane Final

    Kyrgios Through to Brisbane Final

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    Kyrgios played and behaved well during the tournament, not receiving any code violations from officials despite being visibly frustrated with decisions during the final match. "It's different playing one or two matches and being up for one or two matches, but for a Grand Slam you need to be up to win seven matches that are best-of-five [sets] for two weeks".
  • Israeli PM's son name drops his own dad to pay for stripper

    Israeli PM's son name drops his own dad to pay for stripper

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    Channel 2 television broadcast Monday night a recording of a conversation dating, according to this television, of 2015, between Yair Netanyahu and one of his friends, the son of Kobi Maimon, one of the richest men in Israel. The recording was made during a political controversy in 2015 over newly discovered natural gas deposits and the rights to drill into them. Labour party leader Avi Gabbay said the recording was a "new stain on the corrupt gas deal".
  • 'Euphoric reception' for Rahul Gandhi in Bahrain

    'Euphoric reception' for Rahul Gandhi in Bahrain

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    Addressing the Indian diaspora, Rahul said, "I am here to tell you what you mean to your country, you are important, to tell you that there is a serious problem at home, and to tell you are part of the solution". "And through all this, the government has nothing to say". "This anger is visible in the streets and is rising rapidly", he said, adding the "tragedy" is that instead of focusing on what is critical issues like poverty alleviation, job creation and building a world class education ...
  • April Ryan Gushes Over Speculation Oprah Might Make Presidential Run

    April Ryan Gushes Over Speculation Oprah Might Make Presidential Run

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    DeMille Award . "This is a woman who, every chance she got, told people to join her book club", Trump told reporters . The idea of bumper stickers reading " Oprah 2020" may be a liberal fantasy, but some Democratic Party activists are chattering about a Winfrey for president campaign anyway.
  • Macron uses horse diplomacy to woo China

    Macron uses horse diplomacy to woo China

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    In a speech Monday in the western city of Xi'an, Macron said he would propose to his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping , a joint "year of ecological transition" to mobilize the two countries' governments and companies. In a French version of panda diplomacy, Macron has brought Xi a gift: a retired Republican Guard horse that is now in quarantine in China . Cooperation will "show the world that the French and Chinese are capable of making our planet great and lovely again", he said in ...
  • Four policemen among five martyred in blast near Balochistan Assembly

    Four policemen among five martyred in blast near Balochistan Assembly

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    At least six people including four personnel of Balochistan Constabulary were martyred and 17 others sustained injuries in a suicide blast that ripped through Quetta’s Zarghoon road here Tuesday evening. Large numbers of security personnel were deployed in the area as part of security measures for Balochistan Assembly's session. According to our correspondent in Quetta, the blast took place at a parking area near Balochistan Assembly.
  • Teen star Gonzalez selects Mexico over USA

    Teen star Gonzalez selects Mexico over USA

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    It's a damning blow for U.S. Soccer as Gonzalez has proven himself to be among the most promising young talents in the pool. With Gonzalez far from a lock to get a spot on Mexico's World Cup roster, playing in one of El Tri's final matches before manager Juan Carlos Osorio names his squad could be critical to his chances.
  • Oprah 'intrigued' by presidential run; Gayle King staying put

    Oprah 'intrigued' by presidential run; Gayle King staying put

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    She crafted the speech, she talked to an editor at the magazine and the two of them came up with it, but Oprah put down exactly what she wanted to say. The reason behind the whispers, however short-lived and unlikely, of an Oprah candidacy, is obvious: In her speech, as in her life, she presents a welcome contrast to the incumbent U.S.