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More counties in Arkansas are now set to go under a winter weather advisory as a system brings a wintry mix to the region. The National Weather Service predicts that freezing temperatures will last through Sunday . On Saturday snow will remain across most of New York State, and the far northern areas of New England. We are tracking active weather for the next 24 hours.
  • Jacob Zuma's list of demands if he steps down

    Jacob Zuma's list of demands if he steps down

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    The Mail and Guardian spoke to a number of NEC members. The report said Zuma is adamant that after he steps down, Dlamini-Zuma, ex-wife of Zuma and now an ANC MP, takes over as the country's interim president until the 2019 general elections.
  • Mnuchin defends Trump's planned Davos trip: It's not 'a hangout for globalists'

    Mnuchin defends Trump's planned Davos trip: It's not 'a hangout for globalists'

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    President Donald Trump plans to bring a big delegation with him to the small Swiss ski town of Davos in two weeks, including eight Cabinet members and some of the White House's senior staff. This year's forum is scheduled to run January 23-26. Trump is a billionaire but ran a populist campaign aimed at energizing working-class Americans he said had been ignore by the Democrats.
  • NYC Council Members, Protestors Shoved by NYPD Officers at Immigrant Activist Rally

    NYC Council Members, Protestors Shoved by NYPD Officers at Immigrant Activist Rally

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    He was granted permanent residency in 1994, but it was revoked after he was convicted of wire fraud in 2000. However, he was detained by ICE during one of his regularly scheduled check-ins. "I am at 26 Federal Plaza in support of Ravi Ragbir , immigrant rights activist, community leader, husband and father, who has been detained by ICE", he tweeted .
  • Japan protests as Chinese frigate sails close to disputed islands

    Japan protests as Chinese frigate sails close to disputed islands

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    The 4,000-ton Jiangkai-II class frigate was spotted at 11 a.m. sailing near the contested waters, known as the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, according to the South China Morning Post . The submarine's presence was confirmed by a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force escort ship and a P-3C aircraft, the statement said. The submarine left the zone on Thursday morning, but again sailed into the zone northeast of Taisho Island in the Japanese-administered Senkaku chain later.
  • German parties offer Macron first response on Europe

    German parties offer Macron first response on Europe

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    The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany capitalised on voter anger over the issue to score 12.6 per cent in the general election , a record for a far-right party in the post-war period. "We want to ensure economic and political power for Germany is put towards creating a stronger Europe", he added. The talks between Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), Bavaria's Christian Social Union (CSU) and SPD are due to conclude on Thursday, before SPD leaders recommend to their members ...
  • Catalyst Paper caught in United States trade dispute over newsprint

    Catalyst Paper caught in United States trade dispute over newsprint

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    Quebec's Resolute and Kruger face duties of 4.4 per cent and 10 per cent, respectively, and all other producers in Canada face duties of 6.5 per cent. Anneberg estimates that the impact of the Commerce Department's countervailing ruling would be less than 5 cents (U.S.) for the average printed newspaper - "a small price to pay to preserve American manufacturing jobs".
  • Trump will 'go to great lengths' to stop Pakistan aid: Nikki Haley

    Trump will 'go to great lengths' to stop Pakistan aid: Nikki Haley

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    Trump had already taken to Twitter by this time and posted a comment that claimed the United States had "foolishly" given Pakistan over $30 billion in aid over the past decade and a half. Mr Asif added that Pakistan did not need U.S. aid. The president is hoping for more legislative achievements after his pre-Christmas success on taxes.
  • USA working to ensure India is in NSG: Envoy

    USA working to ensure India is in NSG: Envoy

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    Rather investing in each others markets will mutually beneficial, will increase economic interactions and volume of trade. "Opening India's market further to U.S. India and the United States have been vocal about containing the terror in Afghanistan and spreading harmony in the nation, and the 63-year-old USA diplomat shed light on Pakistan's role achieving that.
  • Hoyer calls Pelosi's 'five white guys' remark offensive

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    U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will be in Houston next month at a time when Democrats are increasingly optimistic that a political wave in their favor is developing that could put them back in power in Washington . "It's not a question of who's there, but who's not there". Pelosi was concerned that no minority members of Congress were included in the meeting. 'The sensitivity even on the wording is really important [and] for people who are engaged in these issues to be there at ...
  • Federal legalization of marijuana could generate $132B in taxes by 2025

    Federal legalization of marijuana could generate $132B in taxes by 2025

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    Only 14 percent said they have a favorable opinion of the Attorney General while 47 percent said they have an unfavorable view, with another 37 percent saying they don't have an opinion either way. U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling, the top prosector in MA and a Trump nominee, said he can not "provide assurances that certain categories of participants in the state-level marijuana trade will be immune from federal prosecution".
  • Congress defends Siddaramaiah on attack against RSS

    Congress defends Siddaramaiah on attack against RSS

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    At Mysuru, the Karnataka CM said , "I had said they are Hindutva terrorists". I had only stated that they were Hindu hardliners. The BJP president used Yeddyurappa's "Parivartan Yatra" to tear into the Siddaramaiah regime and Congress , alleging the party failed to bring development to " Karnataka ".
  • US lifts travel advisory on Kenya

    US lifts travel advisory on Kenya

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    Level Four is for countries with a "greater likelihood of life-threatening risks" in which the USA government may be very limited in its ability to help. The new rankings, found on travel.state.gov, are applied to every country, even Antarctica. Officials insisted the change was to make advice clearer to U.S.
  • Camila Cabello Says She Was 'Hurt' by That Fifth Harmony VMAs Diss

    Camila Cabello Says She Was 'Hurt' by That Fifth Harmony VMAs Diss

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    Vote for your favorite track on the album and let us know which one you want to become Cabello's second smash hit. "I just wanted to do that and it did not work". So I'm relieved. I feel like I can just breathe now. It's safe to say that, even after a year of drama, Cabello is now thriving: Her self-titled debut solo album was released on January 12 and, within hours of its release, went to number one on iTunes in 100 countries, breaking the previous record for a debut album.
  • Exiled Mugabe Ally Says Mnangagwa's Government Is 'Illegitimate'

    Exiled Mugabe Ally Says Mnangagwa's Government Is 'Illegitimate'

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    A section of the liberation movement aligned with Mnangagwa while another sided with Mugabe's controversial wife, Grace, who until the intervention of the military looked set to succeed her husband. Moyo said he narrowly escaped with his life. "They still have aspirations to harm me". Responding to Moyo's remarks on a local radio station, Presidential spokesperson George Charamba said: "Moyo should come to Zimbabwe and clear his name in the courts of law and not on BBC HardTalk".
  • Indian Army jawans injured during practice drill

    Indian Army jawans injured during practice drill

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    The rope that the jawans were using to eject from the helicopter broke and they fell on the ground. "An investigation is in progress", said an Army officer. However, the good news is that none of the three army personnel received any serious injuries. Meanwhile, an inquiry has been ordered in the case. A video shows two soldiers sliding down the rope hanging from Dhruv helicopter.
  • Tamil Nadu bus strike ends after 9 days, normalcy restored

    Tamil Nadu bus strike ends after 9 days, normalcy restored

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    Tamil Nadu has over 22,000 buses with a workforce of about 143,000 employees. Apart from wages, the workers also cited other demands, such as pending dues for serving and retired personnel. The President of the Employee's Union Periasamy blames the government for not paying attention to the continuing problems of the staff. "If the state is not bothered about public interest, we too are not bothered", counsels for the unions told the court.
  • Trump adviser said escorted by security from CNN after blow-out book interview

    Trump adviser said escorted by security from CNN after blow-out book interview

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    But, this little exchange between Miller and Jake Tapper shows just how insane the Trump administration truly is. Colbert exclaimed. "But everyone knows that Miller's actual age is... Instead, Miller sought to repeat an anecdote about Trump's ability to dictate campaign speeches on the fly. Stephen Colbert , another one of Trump's nemeses, chose to weigh in on the ugly episode by swapping himself in for Tapper.
  • PM, economists discuss growth

    PM, economists discuss growth

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    The 40 economists who interacted with the PM on Wednesday shared their views ranging from macro-economy, agriculture and rural development, employment, health and education, manufacturing and exports, urban development, infrastructure and connectivity.
  • Truckers Driving Towards an End to Human Trafficking

    Truckers Driving Towards an End to Human Trafficking

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    Dickey says Denver human trafficking has an estimated value of $39.5 million per year, making the front range a trafficking "hot spot". "I am very excited by what this conference will do". "Human trafficking has sadly become a worldwide problem and developed into a $32 billion a year trade", said PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards. "It was such an undercover operation, but now it's being exposed and I just think it's just a tragedy", said Harrison County Supervisor Kent Jones.
  • Capitol Chat: Gov. Brown's Final Budget

    Capitol Chat: Gov. Brown's Final Budget

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    As the new formula is implemented, no district will receive less funding than now provided. In addition, Brown continues to warn that the next recession could devastate state revenues, and could force painful spending cuts and even cuts to public employee pensions.
  • China demolishes churches, sparking fears of onslaught

    China demolishes churches, sparking fears of onslaught

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    ChinaAid , a USA -based Christian advocacy group, said local authorities planted explosives in an underground worship hall to demolish the building, which was built with almost $3 million in contributions from local worshippers in one of China's poorest regions.
  • Mamata Banerjee receives D Litt from Calcutta varsity

    Mamata Banerjee receives D Litt from Calcutta varsity

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    On Tuesday the petitionners' lawyer Shamim Ahmed "We filed the PIL to challenge the CU's step on multiple reasons about her ineligibility". Mukherjee said in his petition that since the members of the university senate are appointed by the state government, which is headed by Banerjee, they can not decide to honour her with the honorary degree.
  • Political Analyst Explains the Real Goals of Theresa May's Cabinet Reshuffle

    Political Analyst Explains the Real Goals of Theresa May's Cabinet Reshuffle

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    The reshuffle was meant to "refresh" May's team after a torrid 2017, when she called a snap election only to lose her parliamentary majority, and in which three of her senior ministers were forced to resign in scandals. Dr. John Curtice, Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde and Fellow of The British Academy for Humanities and Social Sciences, told Radio Sputnik that the prime minister apparently pursued two objectives by performing this reshuffling.
  • Drunk Russian steals tank, rams into supermarket and steals wine

    Drunk Russian steals tank, rams into supermarket and steals wine

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    Witnesses said that a 29-year-old man crashed through the window of a Semya supermarket after the vehicle, owned by an official paramilitary organisation, emerged from woodland and hit a auto. Here, he chose to jump out of the vehicle and into the shop to steal a bottle of wine, the local online Hibinform .ru reports. The incident occurred in the early morning hours when it is prohibited to sell alcohol, local news outlet HibInform reported .
  • Baghdad shaken by quake on Iran-Iraq border

    Baghdad shaken by quake on Iran-Iraq border

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    The quake affected 1,650 settlements. A series of six moderate earthquakes shook Iran on Thursday, lightly injuring five people, the ISNA news agency reported, almost two months after a powerful tremor killed more than 600 people. At least four people were injured in several strong earthquakes in the western Iranian provinces of Kermanshah and Ilam on Thursday, state IRIB TV reported.
  • Elderly pot couple arrested again

    Elderly pot couple arrested again

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    Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner says the 80 year-old-man and his 70 year old wife were arrested this week on suspicion of carrying drug money. Authorities say, this time, it's on suspicion of carrying drug money. They reportedly told police they were on their way to Vermont with the goal of distributing the drugs as Christmas gifts and they didn't know it was illegal to transport marijuana through the state.
  • Christ statue procession in Philippines draws throngs of devotees

    Christ statue procession in Philippines draws throngs of devotees

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    Quiapo Church Parochial Vicar, Father Douglas Badong, said they were ready for the annual celebration. "I hope my family will have good health and a prosperous life, that we will have no illness and I will heal", he said. of January 8 to 6 a.m. of January10. Drones and guns are also prohibited. The mass will take place at midnight to be followed by the morning prayers at 4am on Tuesday.
  • Steve Kerr laments coverage of LaVar Ball, the 'Kardashian of the NBA'

    Steve Kerr laments coverage of LaVar Ball, the 'Kardashian of the NBA'

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    That he's lost the team. There they were, just a few days before the National Basketball Association draft - Lonzo and LaVar Ball yukking it up with Jimmy Kimmel. The eldest Ball said Lakers players had begun tuning Walton out because he was too young and did not command respect. He's a grown man. "I'm not going to participate in the thing".
  • House scrap on Hindi at UN

    House scrap on Hindi at UN

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    He said Hindi was an official language and not a national language and there was no need to make it an official language at the UN. "If tomorrow someone from Tamil Nadu or from West Bengal becomes the PM, why should we force him to speak in Hindi at the UN", Tharoor said.
  • Talks on terror can go with Pak

    Talks on terror can go with Pak

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    Kumar said, acknowledging that the NSA-level parleys are part of the "operational-level talks" that take place between India and Pakistan, despite the breakdown in the Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue (CBD) that was launched in December 2015.
  • Lalu verdict: HC stays contempt notice against Congress leader Manish Tiwari

    Lalu verdict: HC stays contempt notice against Congress leader Manish Tiwari

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    According to Lalu's counsels, he will be moving the Jharkhand High Court later this week challenging the decision of the CBI court and also file petition for bail. During the proceedings of the case in Ranchi on January 4, the CBI judge had also stated: "Laluji, we are getting a lot of references and calls for you" without naming the people who had called him up.
  • Turkey summons U.S. charge d'affaires over Syria: Turkish sources

    Turkey summons U.S. charge d'affaires over Syria: Turkish sources

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    The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the United States charge d'affaires to voice its displeasure over Washington's arming and training of the YPG Syrian Kurdish militia in Syria, the sources said. It has repeatedly condemned Washington's support for the YPG. This is also the reason for Vladimir Putin's telephone conversation with Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
  • Mahathir returns to Malaysia's political frontline

    Mahathir returns to Malaysia's political frontline

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    The four-party PH, when not busy trading barbs with PAS, is split on whether to nominate Dr Mahathir as its candidate for prime minister , should it win the upcoming elections. He denied the charges, dismissing them as politically motivated. According to unnamed sources quoted by news site The Malaysian Insight (TMI), Anwar's Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), had set three conditions for Dr Mahathir to be named the coalition candidate for prime minister.
  • OR knocks off No 11 Arizona State

    OR knocks off No 11 Arizona State

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    Tinkle is the top scorer for the Beavers on the season as well with 18.3 PPG and 7.1 RPG. It was a close game the rest of the half. All those ASU free throws that kept them in the game came from OR fouls, which caused the Ducks to miss important players throughout certain portions of the game.
  • Colorado Deputy killed and 4 injured by shooter

    Colorado Deputy killed and 4 injured by shooter

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    The wounded officers attempted to pull Parrish, who was hit several times , to safety, but were unable to due to their wounds, Spurlock said at the news conference. It was the second time deputies had gone to the apartment Sunday. Two civilians were also injured, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook .
  • Zuma to set up commission to probe influence-peddling

    Zuma to set up commission to probe influence-peddling

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    Persistent rumours that President Jacob Zuma could be forced to step down before his term ends in 2019 supported some short term gains in the rand, but the rally stalled in the face of technical barriers and economic fundamentals. Mr Zuma has been accused of conspiring with a wealthy business family, the Guptas, to control lucrative state contracts. However, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday that Zuma had in fact made a deal with ANC leaders to stay in power, at least for the time being, ...
  • Virtual ID, a 16-digit number introduced to keep Aadhaar details safe

    Virtual ID, a 16-digit number introduced to keep Aadhaar details safe

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    However, the deadline for smaller companies to submit the application for the virtual ID system based authentication is March 1 , just one- and-half-months from now, and experts say it's too soon. This will be a 16-digit number and will be valid only for a limited period of time. But it wouldn't address concerns people have relating to security, to exclusion from benefits, to the centralized biometric database, nor to Aadhaar facilitating various governments gaining an overall view of ...