• North Korea meeting to stress importance of sanctions: Canada

    North Korea meeting to stress importance of sanctions: Canada

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    The North Korea's International Olympics Committee (IOC) official said the committee is considering the proposal, while the two sides will also have talks hosted by IOC on 20 January. The games will take place February 9-25. "I think President Trump deserves big credit for bringing the inter-Korean talks", stated South Korea President Moon Jae-in.
  • North Korea Offers Talk on Art Troupe's Visit to Olympics

    North Korea Offers Talk on Art Troupe's Visit to Olympics

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    Officials from the culture ministries of rival countries hold talks at the demilitarised zone of Panmunjom . North Korea has agreed to send a 140-member orchestra to the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea next month. Their numbers include the jaunty " Mother's Birthday ", about the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, and the more soulful " We Call Him Father ", an ode to leader Kim Jong-Un.
  • Major shift as Trump opens way for Medicaid work requirement

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    While Seema Verma , head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, euphemistically described the new guidance as an effort to "transform Medicaid", analysts argued that the policy shift is little more than a "sneak attack" on an extremely popular program that provides crucial medical coverage to over 70 million Americans.
  • South Korean Government Leaves Crypto Trading Ban On Table

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    The price of digital currency bitcoin was steady on Monday as it levelled off following last week's steep declines, while rival ethereum edged lower having hit record highs on Saturday. On the brighter side, the further discussion on Singapore's central bank chief has been positive for the blockchain technologies. Politicians had previously sought to impose strict controls on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency trading activities within a seemingly very short timeframe.
  • Lavrov slams USA statements on Iran nuclear deal

    Lavrov slams USA statements on Iran nuclear deal

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    Lavrov also criticized the suggestion made at the White House to rewrite the 2015 nuclear agreement negotiated with Iran. Russian Federation has been fairly consistent in resisting worldwide efforts to pressure Pyongyang, vetoing several United Nations resolutions for strict sanctions on the country.
  • Timeline: Hawaii false alarm missile scare

    Timeline: Hawaii false alarm missile scare

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    He called on officials at all levels of government to identify and eliminate similar vulnerabilities. An emergency alert notification had been sent on Saturday, claiming a "ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii ". The error spread panic and fear across the islands until emergency officials finally pushed out a text alert correcting the message 38 minutes later.
  • Steve Bannon Claims Donald Trump's Lawyer Paid off Roughly 100 Women

    Steve Bannon Claims Donald Trump's Lawyer Paid off Roughly 100 Women

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    And he has lost his job as executive chairman at Breitbart News , the right-wing news site he had returned to running after leaving the White House. Bannon stepped down from his position as head of Breitbart News this week amid Trump's furor that Bannon believed Donald Trump Jr . would get "cracked like an egg" by Mueller's team over his infamous meeting with Russian officials in 2016.
  • Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China

    Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China

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    On Monday, China Central Television said a search and rescue operation had been cancelled and a clean-up operation had begun after a fire on the surface was extinguished. Yet there is no huge concern about the environment as condensate evaporates easily. The 120 sq km (46 sq mile) oil slick is thought to be made up of heavy fuel that was used to power the vessel.
  • Wind-chill advisory issued, but warmer weather is on the way

    Wind-chill advisory issued, but warmer weather is on the way

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    Between 1 and 3 inches of snow fell over night throughout Central Illinois. WHAT.Bitterly cold wind chills expected. The National Weather Service has extended that advisory until noon Tuesday . WHAT.Dangerously cold wind chills occurring. Northwesterly winds around 10-20 miles per hour will gust a little higher at times, producing wind chills around -25° around the Black Hills.
  • Five injured as building collapses in Belgium's Antwerp

    Five injured as building collapses in Belgium's Antwerp

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    Antwerp Police tweeted that "multiple victims" were injured in the blast. Authorities have rescued seven people from under the rubble. "The number is not known", The Express reported . Police have said the explosion was not thought to be related to terrorism. The exact cause of the explosion is still unclear. Belgium has been on high alert since deadly suicide bombings in 2016 and a wave of Islamist attacks across Europe.
  • Wallaby hops across Sydney Harbor Bridge, captured uninjured

    Wallaby hops across Sydney Harbor Bridge, captured uninjured

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    One person on Twitter wrote: "A Kangaroo on the Sydney Harbour Bridge .it doesn't get more Australian than that!" A caller to 2GB who identified himself as Dean said "there was a police vehicle or something following it at a really slow pace and there was a lot of cars behind it, so nothing was getting past".
  • Chelsea Manning eyes US Senate seat for Maryland

    Chelsea Manning eyes US Senate seat for Maryland

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    Army intelligence analyst's anti-cop tweets . The seat Manning is vying for is now held by Democrat Ben Cardin, who has held it since 2007. The senior Democrat on the Senate foreign affairs committee, Cardin has emerged as a key party voice on investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, in which WikiLeaks released thousands of emails belonging to the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
  • SpaceX's Falcon 9 with Zuma satellite launch delayed to Sunday

    SpaceX's Falcon 9 with Zuma satellite launch delayed to Sunday

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    Shotwell went on to say that any information or suggestion contrary to her statement is "categorically false". "During launches for commercial satellite customers, SpaceX typically returns to the webcast to confirm that the payload has separated from the second stage, but Zuma was a classified mission so the lack of further messages wasn't surprising".
  • At least 20 dead in California mudslides, major highway closed

    At least 20 dead in California mudslides, major highway closed

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    Rescue crews continue to sift through mud and wreckage looking for the missing, said Cal Fire, adding, "The large amounts of mud and debris are making access and progress challenging." Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown announced Saturday that search and rescue crews had found the body of 25-year-old Morgan Corey, whose was found dead earlier in the week".
  • Trump again says he's the

    Trump again says he's the "least racist" person there is

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    The Utah Republican took her criticism of Trump into unfriendly territory Sunday, appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" to say she believes his remark was racist . " That I can tell you". I've seen the country, the people and the way they live. South Africa's foreign office has summoned the deputy chief of mission at the U.S.
  • Children found chained and starving in home

    Children found chained and starving in home

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    One of the children, a 17-year-old girl, escaped from the house in Perris, Calif. on Sunday and dialed 911 on a cellphone she grabbed from the home, according to Perris police. Both were detained, with bail set at $9 million USA each. THIRTEEN siblings have been discovered shackled to their beds amid foul surroundings in a California home.
  • Pakistan urges U.S. to advance bilateral ties

    Pakistan urges U.S. to advance bilateral ties

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    Several U.S. officials have held talks with senior Pakistani civilian and military leaders to find what one called "common ground" after President Trump rebuked Pakistan in a series of tweets and then said the U.S. US officials said the freeze could affect 2 billion worth of assistance. This was after the USA denied Pakistan $2 billion in security aid in response to the latter's failure in countering terrorism.
  • Philippines government under fire over decision to shutter news site

    Philippines government under fire over decision to shutter news site

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    THE Philippine government has revoked the registration of digital news organisation Rappler over allegations it has breached mass media and foreign-ownership laws. Since Duterte became president, many of his social media supporters attacked Rappler as "fake news" and threatened violence against its journalists, including Ressa.
  • Chile church buildings attacked earlier than Pope Francis go to

    Chile church buildings attacked earlier than Pope Francis go to

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    The 81-year- old Argentine, who set off from Rome's Fiumicino airport shortly before 9 a.m. (0800 GMT), will hop on 10 flights to travel over 30,000 kilometers through hot and humid climates for his 22nd trip overseas. The highlight of the three-day visit will be an open air mass in a Santiago city park on Tuesday. He also risks a frosty reception among indigenous populations who have long protested the theft of ancestral lands by Spanish colonists and have recently taken to torching not ...
  • Qatar fighter jets 'intercepted two UAE airliners'

    Qatar fighter jets 'intercepted two UAE airliners'

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    The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA, said that on Monday that the Bahraini radars detected the Qatari jets as they intercepted the UAE civilian flights. Qatar denied the accusations and said it was being punished for pursuing regional policies that were independent of Saudi Arabia and its allies. Qatar sent a complaint to the United Nations on Thursday last week alleging that an Emirati jet had violated its airspace on December 21 previous year.
  • US President insists he is "not a racist"

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    Trump appeared to give up for dead an immigration deal, coming back on the issue in a pair of early morning tweets three days after reportedly referring to African and Haitian immigrants as coming from " shithole countries ", triggering global condemnation.
  • Google Honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Inspirational Doodle

    Google Honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Inspirational Doodle

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    Martin Luther King Jr . For other communities, garbage removal may not occur until the next cycle day . It has now grown to feature numerous events involving many organizations, churches and institutions. Martin Luther King Jr . on Monday as the nation commemorates MLK Day . "We remember the enormous promise of liberty that lies at the foundation of our great republic, the responsibility it demands from all of us who claim its benefits and the many sacrifices of those who have come ...
  • PLO Calls for UN-Sponsored Conference on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    PLO Calls for UN-Sponsored Conference on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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    He singled out two individuals for particular criticism: "The American ambassador to Israel [David Friedman] and [the US Ambassador to the UN] Nikki Haley bring shame on the administration, if it has any self-respect". The pair are an "insult" to any self-respecting USA administration, he said. The Palestinian Health Ministry said 16-year-old Amir Abu Musaed was shot in the chest in unrest along Gaza's border fence with Israel.
  • Athens Immigrants Respond to Trump's 'Shithole Countries' Comment

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    Jeb Bush, a Roman Catholic and former Governor of Florida, reacted to Trump's remarks about those countries. Trump wasn't apologetic and denied he was racist, instead blaming the media for distorting his meaning, said the confidant, who wasn't authorized to disclose a private conversation and spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • 'Cosmos' to Return for Second Season on National Geographic and Fox

    'Cosmos' to Return for Second Season on National Geographic and Fox

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    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will return as host of the 13-part season which will air on Nat Geo in the U.S. and on Fox and Nat Geo around the world. The second installment is on schedule to premiere globally on Spring 2019, which Tyson confirms via Twitter . Get your telescopes ready: Fox and Nat Geo are returning Seth MacFarlane's " Cosmos " for a new season, titled " Possible Worlds ".
  • Georgia firefighter catches baby from flaming balcony

    Georgia firefighter catches baby from flaming balcony

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    She knew she wanted to help after seeing the pulse-pounding video of those children being thrown from the burning building. In the video, third-generation firefighter Capt. "So that just shows you the bravery and the expeditiousness of our firefighters putting life safety first before they even put any water on the fire".
  • Trump's war of words over immigration sparks fears of a government shutdown

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    Jeff Flake, a Republican senator from Arizona has contradicted the arguments of his fellow party men saying that people in the room during Thursday's meeting told him that the president had used the controversial language. To assist USCIS with reviewing your DACA request for acceptance, if you are filing a new initial DACA request because your DACA expired before September 5, 2016, or because it was terminated at any time, please list the date your prior DACA expired or was terminated on Part ...
  • Goa files arguments at Mahadayi tribunal on dispute with Karnataka

    Goa files arguments at Mahadayi tribunal on dispute with Karnataka

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    Panaji: The Mahadayi dispute between Karnataka and Goa is escalating with Goa Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma writing to his Karnataka counterpart conveying objections against the ongoing work on Kalasa-Banduri canal at Kanakumbi. "This shows the narrow-minded thinking. Such remarks were uncalled for from a person who holds an important position in the state government", he said.
  • South Korea must

    South Korea must "control" local media, says North Korean union

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    A conductor and two other officials from a North Korean orchestra will also be part of the delegation. Officials from North and South earlier this week said they had agreed to hold negotiations to resolve problems and avert accidental conflict, after their first official dialogue in more than two years amid high tension over the North's weapons programme.
  • Catherine Deneuve apologizes to sexual assault victims after #MeToo criticism

    Catherine Deneuve apologizes to sexual assault victims after #MeToo criticism

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    In a letter in Liberation newspaper on Monday, Deneuve stood by the statement that sparked an global outcry, but distanced herself from comments made by other signatories. She said "vigilante justice" was a "response to a lack of justice - either the system is corrupt, as in prerevolutionary France, or there isn't one, as in the Wild West - so people take things into their own hands".
  • Flake Compares Trump To Stalin In Upcoming Speech

    Flake Compares Trump To Stalin In Upcoming Speech

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    Flake, who is not running for re-election, explained his rationale for the upcoming Senate speech in an interview with NBC News' Kasie Hunt for Sunday night's "Kasie DC" on MSNBC , urging fellow GOP lawmakers to resist the temptation to "retreat into camps" when dealing with Trump.
  • Toronto police say hijab-cutting attack reported by girl didn't happen

    Toronto police say hijab-cutting attack reported by girl didn't happen

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    She said the man pulled off the hood to her jacket and cut off her hijab with a pair of scissors before fleeing the area. She had said the man ran off but returned a short time later and once again started cutting her hijab from behind. The girl said there were cuts to her hijab as long as 30 centimetres. "It's something that received, quite understandably, a lot of media and social media attention and I know it caused significant concern, as it should", Pugash said.
  • Cassie Hayes: Man charged with travel agent murder

    Cassie Hayes: Man charged with travel agent murder

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    Police have confirmed that a Home Office post-mortem examination showed that Ms Hayes, 28, died as the result of blood loss from a wound to the throat and shock. Thinking of all the Southport girls and Cassie's family". "We had are fall outs are ups and downs but i can tell you now despite all that we absolutely loved each other and out of all the people in the world i could not of picked a better mammy for our child".
  • Sturgeon to decide on second independence referendum by end of 2018

    Sturgeon to decide on second independence referendum by end of 2018

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    Brexit Secretary David Davis told MPs last month the UK Government had not carried out any economic impact assessments of Brexit on the UK. 'The Scottish Government is absolutely clear that, if the United Kingdom is indeed leaving the EU , then it must stay within the single market and customs union to prevent needless job losses and cuts in living standards'.
  • Two arrested for killing then gang-raping minor in Panipat

    Two arrested for killing then gang-raping minor in Panipat

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    According to reports , the 15-year-old girl had gone missing since she left home for tuition last week. Water was found inside the body of the victim, which suggests that she had been brutalized to both natural and unnatural means, and there is high probability that more than one assailants were involved in the crime.
  • Russia will not support US bid to change Iran nuclear deal: Lavrov

    Russia will not support US bid to change Iran nuclear deal: Lavrov

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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 ...