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The foreign minister said Russian Federation doubts claims that the USA will not play a role in operating and controlling the system, and that this puts a strain on Moscow's ties with Japan . Lavrov on Monday said the USA and its allies have made foreign policy matters hard in the past year. Last month Abbas sent delegations to Russian Federation and China to ask them to take on a greater role in the peace process with Israel, as Trump controversially recognised Jerusalem as Israel's ...
  • Donald Trump should apologize for remarks: African UN states

    Donald Trump should apologize for remarks: African UN states

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    Botswana summoned the United States ambassador to the country to "clarify if Botswana is regarded as a "s***hole" country", according to a Foreign Ministry statement calling Mr Trump's comments "irresponsible, reprehensible and racist". "Why do we need more Haitians?" "The president is in excellent health and I look forward to briefing some of the details on Tuesday", Dr. Ronny Jackson said in the statement.
  • New York Sues Fossil Fuel Majors and Pension Funds

    New York Sues Fossil Fuel Majors and Pension Funds

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    The lawsuits are the latest legal challenges against oil companies over climate change and come as the firms are searching for new business models amid growing pressure from governments and consumers for cleaner energy. ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell, charging that the world's five largest publicly traded oil companies are partially responsible for global warming and have known about the consequences of fossil fuels to the environment but have tried to hide it.
  • WFAA anchor, daughter of Haitian immigrants responds to Trump's comments

    WFAA anchor, daughter of Haitian immigrants responds to Trump's comments

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    Mr Trump addressed the issue briefly as he arrived for dinner at his private golf club with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California. Trump then " said things which were hate-filled, vile and racist ", Durbin said, adding that "shithole" was "the exact word used by the president, not just once but repeatedly".
  • UAE accuses Qatari fighter jets of intercepting civilian aircraft

    UAE accuses Qatari fighter jets of intercepting civilian aircraft

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    It was a routine and scheduled flight that conformed with worldwide aviation law. The UAE condemned the alleged incident and said it would take all necessary legal measures to ensure the security of civilian air traffic. A spokesperson for the Qatari Foreign Ministry denied the reports in an interview with Al Jazeera TV, Reuters reports. The developments come amid a blockade against Qatar by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain, which has been in place since June 2017.
  • UIDAI allows face recognition as new means of Aadhaar

    UIDAI allows face recognition as new means of Aadhaar

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    The new authentication mode will be offered as a fusion - meaning that face recognition will be combined with fingerprint or iris or OTP to authenticate the user. Now, UIDAI has just added another layer of security in the form of 'Face Authentication'. An AUA may be government/public/private legal agency registered in India that uses Aadhaar authentication.
  • French dairy chief breaks silence over salmonella scare

    French dairy chief breaks silence over salmonella scare

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    The families of nearly three dozen children who have fallen sick in France as a result of the contaminated baby milk have announced a raft of lawsuits. Lawsuits have been filed by parents who say their children became unwell after drinking the formula despite reports of the recall of the product. "We never thought to act otherwise", Mr Besnier said.
  • Jerusalem belongs to Israel

    Jerusalem belongs to Israel

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    Netanyahu's comments come less than a week after Trump threatened to cut off American funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) for not showing enough "appreciation or respect" towards the United States. Trump's decision on December 6 was widely condemned by the global community and ignited deadly protests in the occupied Palestinian territories. The two-day meeting will bring together the heads of the Palestine Liberation Organization, the internationally recognised representative of the ...
  • Rand Paul: Trump not prejudiced against Haiti

    Rand Paul: Trump not prejudiced against Haiti

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    Trump addressed the issue briefly Sunday as he arrived for dinner at one of his Florida golf clubs with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California. One participant at the meeting on Sunday denied that Trump used the term and another said he did not recall Trump making such comments. A confidant of Trump's told The Associated Press that the president spent Thursday evening calling friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction on his inflammatory remarks.
  • Africans outraged over 'racist' Trump remarks

    Africans outraged over 'racist' Trump remarks

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    Trump's comments added uncertainty to already contentious talks about legislation to shield hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation and boost border security measures. The African Union continental body said it was "frankly alarmed" by Trump's comments. A bipartisan deal to resolve the Dreamers problem in return for changes demanded by Republicans in the way visas are allocated collapsed in acrimony Thursday with Mr Trump's remarks, which were widely denounced as ...
  • India Look to Get Closer to South Africa's Total

    India Look to Get Closer to South Africa's Total

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    So I wasn't fully recovered from the fever so I didn't play the first game. "If I am able to take responsibility and take those important wickets for the team, I am always up for it". During the penultimate over of the day, Kohli was heard on the stump mic helping out his batting partner Pandya by offering insights about Philander's bowling.
  • Florida casino boat catches fire near New Port Richey

    Florida casino boat catches fire near New Port Richey

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    The boat was "fully engulfed" in flames, said Dan Dede, a dispatch supervisor at Pasco County Sheriff's Office and Pasco Fire. Authorities were called after the vessel caught fire at some point before 5 p.m. Jandali said passengers had to jump about 12 feet into chilly and somewhat shallow water. 15 passengers had to be taken to the hospital. There were non-life-threatening injuries.
  • Democrats, Republicans dispute Haiti slur, causes tension on immigration

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    The contours of a bipartisan compromise on immigration are clear - but that won't happen if the president, elected in part because of his supposed deal-making prowess, continues to roil the waters with racist rants. Congress and the White House shouldn't "let it stop the whole procedure", Manchin said in an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation ". He said senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham were mistaken in indicating earlier that was the case.
  • California officials rush to clear mudslide debris fearing second storm

    California officials rush to clear mudslide debris fearing second storm

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    Residents of Carpinteria , Summerland and some other parts of Santa Barbara County can return home Saturday when evacuation orders and warnings are lifted at noon, officials announced. Crews have made it a priority to clear out debris basins and creek canals before another rainstorm. The Montgomery family had just returned from a vacation in Brazil two days before the mudslides.
  • Carillion crisis: Government holds last-ditch rescue talks with company bosses

    Carillion crisis: Government holds last-ditch rescue talks with company bosses

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    Banks headed by HSBC , Barclays and Santander, have yet to agree on a restructuring plan and are understood to be reluctant to pour in new funding unless the Government is involved in any bailout. The government is in a bind. Crisis talks will resume on Monday to avert the collapse of the huge government contractor Carillion threatening tens of thousands of jobs.
  • Five JeM militants killed during infiltration bid in Uri

    Five JeM militants killed during infiltration bid in Uri

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    They were gunned down during a joint operation by the Army , the Central Reserve Police Forces and the Jammu and Kashmir Police. Combing operations in the region are underway. A defence spokesman said that five militants killed were suicide attackers. So, ambushes were laid out in that area by Army, J&K police & CRPF . Five Indian security personnel had died in a post midnight attack on a CRPF training camp in Pulwama on the night of December 31, 2017.
  • Ice jams cause flooding, temporary evacuations in Peterborough

    Ice jams cause flooding, temporary evacuations in Peterborough

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    They said police were able to help her out before they arrived but due to the significant flooding in the area they stayed on scene to help people with flooded homes. Saturday night to 10.93 feet this morning. The weekend's freezing temperatures slowed the movement of an enormous ice jam on the Housatonic River .
  • Indonesia stock exchange reopens after floor collapse

    Indonesia stock exchange reopens after floor collapse

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    The police spokesman did not say how many were injured but added that there were no reports of deaths so far. Officials ordered the immediate evacuation of the complex as rescue workers descended on the accident site and began looking into the cause of the collapse.
  • Federal judge blocks Trump's attempt to let DACA expire for current recipients

    Federal judge blocks Trump's attempt to let DACA expire for current recipients

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    Now it's up to the president, the speaker of the house and every important Republican in Washington to explain to the public why it's so important for DACA and border security to be done together. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra praised the ruling . The President himself commented on the judge's ruling on Wednesday, saying the court's decision "shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is".
  • PM Modi accords warm welcome to Netanyahu

    PM Modi accords warm welcome to Netanyahu

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    A total of 44 soldiers from the 3 princely states during died during the liberation of Haifa, for which the three bronze statues were erected, representing the Hyderabad, Jodhpur and Mysore Lancers. Though there are various accounts of this 1918 battle, all narrate the fearless valour with which the lancers undertook the assault drive away the force of Ottoman Turks, Germany, Austria and Hungary.
  • Grand welcome awaits Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, Lucknow

    Grand welcome awaits Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, Lucknow

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    He is likely to hold roadshows at almost seven places in Amethi . In Amethi , Rahul is scheduled to helm a road show as well as address the public at Saloan Nagar Panchayat area. In Lucknow, two persons, including a Samajwadi Party worker, were arrested last week for allegedly hurling potatoes near the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly and some other places in the VVIP zone to highlight the plight of farmers.
  • USA champ Stephens out, Ostapenko into 2nd round in Australia

    USA champ Stephens out, Ostapenko into 2nd round in Australia

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    It must have helped, having overcome the surprise when the draw was made that she'd have to play another Williams in the first round. There was no sign of the drama to come until the seventh game when former world number 7 Bencic, in form again after winning the Hopman Cup warm-up team event in Perth alongside Roger Federer, broke the Williams serve.
  • Real Sociedad 2-4 FC Barcelona: 5 Talking Points

    Real Sociedad 2-4 FC Barcelona: 5 Talking Points

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    Barcelona reached the halfway point of the league season unbeaten and with a nine-point lead over second-place Atletico Madrid . Elsewhere, Sevilla's winless streak stretched to five league matches after a 1-0 loss at Alaves, who moved out of the relegation zone.
  • Abadi, Maliki To Head Separate Lists In Upcoming Iraqi Elections

    Abadi, Maliki To Head Separate Lists In Upcoming Iraqi Elections

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    Iraq's prime minister said on Saturday he will lead a "cross-sectarian" list in national elections proposed for May, hoping to build off last year's victory against the Islamic State group. Abadi chose to seek re-election in a separate coalition away from Nuri al-Maliki who holds the mainly ceremonial post of vice president as well as maintaining his post as head of Islamic Dawa Party.
  • United States can not undermine Iran nuclear deal: Rouhani

    United States can not undermine Iran nuclear deal: Rouhani

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    Statement from Iranian president comes days after Trump threatened to withdraw if landmark agreement is not amended. Netanyahu told Macron that the agreement signatories should take US President Donald Trump's statements about the deal seriously.
  • FCC: State 'did not have reasonable safeguards' to prevent false alarm

    FCC: State 'did not have reasonable safeguards' to prevent false alarm

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    The agency said on Twitter about 10 minutes later that there was no missile threat, while Hawaii Gov. David Ige said on television that the warning was a mistake made during a standard procedure during an employee shift change. Hawaii's governor said an emergency management employee pushed the wrong button . The message, which also interrupted TV broadcasts, sparked panic before a second alert sent around 30 minutes later correcting the error.
  • 16 hurt after Thai tourist boat explosion in Phi Phi Le island

    16 hurt after Thai tourist boat explosion in Phi Phi Le island

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    Five Chinese are in serious condition, Xinhua news agency said, citing the Consulate-General of China in Songkhla. Passengers had to jump into the water to escape the blaze. Worapot also confirmed that it is now believed a faulty fuel line and leakage caused the explosion but the investigation is just underway. Mahima said each injured victim would be eligible for up to Bt500,000 (US$15,800) in compensation from insurance.
  • A California Judge Overstepped in Ordering Trump to Keep DACA

    A California Judge Overstepped in Ordering Trump to Keep DACA

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    Last Tuesday, California district court judge William Alsup blocked Trump's decision to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, ordering that applications must still be accepted. "I do not believe DACA is dead", Nielsen said on "Fox News Sunday". The fate of DACA and the roughly 700,000 "Dreamers" is the subject of heated negotiations in Washington , where President Donald Trump , Republicans and Democrats are searching for a way to allow Dreamers to stay while ...
  • House Votes to Renew Controversial NSA Surveillance Law

    House Votes to Renew Controversial NSA Surveillance Law

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    Under the new bill , FISA Section 702 will now allow the NSA to collect electronic communications of USA citizens if they mention certain terms, and not necessarily if they communicate with non-US citizens via email or an online chat. Congress voted to extend the programs temporarily until January 19. Asked about the president's conflicting tweets, Mr. Ryan said Mr. Trump has always been in support of foreign surveillance.
  • NAACP President: Trump a 'Racist, He's Demonstrated That'

    NAACP President: Trump a 'Racist, He's Demonstrated That'

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    Mia Love, R-Utah, attends a news conference after a meeting of the House Republican Conference in the Capitol on June 7, 2017. "I've always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals". "Following comments by the president, I said my piece directly to him yesterday", said Graham, who was part of a bipartisan proposal on immigration that Trump rejected at the meeting.
  • Body found in vehicle in manhunt for Brit CROSSBOW KILLER

    Body found in vehicle in manhunt for Brit CROSSBOW KILLER

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    He had been subject of a manhunt after 30-year-old Shane Gilmer was killed and his pregnant girlfriend was attacked at their home in Southburn, near Driffield on Friday night. Gilmer died at Hull Royal Infirmary on Saturday, while the woman remains in a stable condition. "The investigation to find the person responsible is ongoing".
  • DACA Recipients Can Apply for Renewal

    DACA Recipients Can Apply for Renewal

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    On Friday also, he reiterated his support for the merit-based immigration system which will take America to the "next level", asserting that he wanted safety and security of Americans and an end to "massive" inflow of drugs. President Trump late Sunday told reporters in West Palm Beach, Fla., "I'm not a racist". Then President-Elect Trump said, right after his election, that he would "work something out" for the Dreamers.
  • Former Top Judges Join Criticism Of India's Chief Justice

    Former Top Judges Join Criticism Of India's Chief Justice

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    A possibility of full court meeting was also expressed on Monday where Chief Justice Misra might meet with all other judges to address the concerns. The letter, written by former apex court judge P B Sawant, ex-Chief Justice of Delhi High Court A P Shah, former Madras High Court judge K Chandru and ex-Bombay High Court judge H Suresh, stresses on the need to resolve the ongoing crisis between the judges internally.
  • Team Asia continues strong performance

    Team Asia continues strong performance

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    Team Asia has never won the biennial, Ryder Cup-style matchplay tournament. Bjorn hailed his side's victory in the US$4.8 million (S$6.3 million) event: "It was a great performance today from every single one of them". We wanted to win, we didn't want to travel this far at this time of the year not to win. The Europeans dominated from the start Sunday at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club near Kuala Lumpur , wining seven of their first eight matches.
  • United Nations willing to send more aid for Venezuelans in Colombia, says Guterres

    United Nations willing to send more aid for Venezuelans in Colombia, says Guterres

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    There has always been diplomatic tension between the neighbouring governments. After four failed attempts of peace processes and the current one at risk, since on January 10, 2018 the peace talks with the rebel group were suspended, it seems getting the ELN , the last rebel group in Colombia, to silence the rifles became quite a challenge.
  • Halep hopes 'lucky' dress brings first Slam

    Halep hopes 'lucky' dress brings first Slam

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    He's already a Grand Slam champion but Juan Martin Del Potro is about as far under the radar as anyone heading into the Australian Open . "Right after I finished the match, I watched it the following day", said Dimitrov of his epic Melbourne encounter with Nadal.
  • Q2 Weather: Quick shot of snow and cold again

    Q2 Weather: Quick shot of snow and cold again

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    While the cold air is in place, we have a couple of snow chances the first half of this week. Lows in the low 20s, highs in the mid 40s. Prior to daybreak though, that arctic front looks to be well to the south of Northeast Kansas, taking the precipitation with it.
  • Houston immigration activists in race against time on DACA

    Houston immigration activists in race against time on DACA

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    Tough talk on immigration is part of what got Donald Trump elected. A bipartisan group of Republican and Democratic senators working to find a compromise to coincide with a looming spending bill vote on January 19, announced Thursday they had reached a tentative agreement on an immigration bill that addresses several issues, including border security and allowing young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children, known as "Dreamers", to permanently legalize their status.