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North Korea's Kim ends China visit as Trump summit looms

North Korea's Kim ends China visit as Trump summit looms

North Korean and Chinese state media announced his visit shortly in advance of his arrival, in a break with standard protocol dictating such trips are only confirmed after they happen. Among those in ...

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'I didn’t ask for the shoeshine': ScoMo's hilarious response to Photoshop fail

'I didn’t ask for the shoeshine': ScoMo's hilarious response to Photoshop fail

The original photo has now been restored. Despite the brutal social media response, Mr Morrison laughed off the amateurish Photoshop attempt with a Tweet directed at his own cabinet. The blunder was...

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Man caught on camera licking stranger’s doorbell

Man caught on camera licking stranger’s doorbell

Weird video footage shows a prowler spending three hours licking the doorbell of a stranger's home. That's 180 minutes of straight licking. The homeowners were out of town, but their kids were hom...

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Failed redaction reveals Paul Manafort's 'lies to FBI'

Failed redaction reveals Paul Manafort's 'lies to FBI'

Defense counsel for Manafort claim their client "did not recall having a conversation" with two Trump administration officials and that his recollection about contacts with Kilimnik is "unsurprising",...

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Trump administration quietly snubs EU diplomats in U.S., officials say

The US state department's order of precedence says the head of an global organisation "should be considered equivalent to a chief of state or head of government, but should be listed in precedence o...

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Taliban call off peace talks with USA officials

Taliban call off peace talks with USA officials

A day after US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed efforts to enhance cooperation in war-torn Afghanistan, the former's special Afghan envoy Zalmay Khalilzad i...

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Oil tanker explosion in Hong Kong kills 1 crew member

Oil tanker explosion in Hong Kong kills 1 crew member

Footage from the scene shows the tanker heeling to the starboard, with thick black smoke emitting from one of its burning tanks. "An initial investigation showed there was an explosion and some peo...

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Arrest in massive German data breach case

Arrest in massive German data breach case

The information appeared to include data on members of all parties in parliament except those from the far-right Alternative for Germany party. What do we know about the suspect? Most of the dat...

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U.S. veteran reportedly held prisoner in Iran for months

U.S. veteran reportedly held prisoner in Iran for months

White´s mother, Joanne White, told the Times that her son had visited Iran "five or six times" to see an Iranian woman described as his girlfriend. She said that she learned from the State Departm...

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Semi-truck driver in deadly Humboldt Broncos crash pleads guilty

Semi-truck driver in deadly Humboldt Broncos crash pleads guilty

The semi driver at the centre of the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy pleaded guilty in Melfort Provincial Court Tuesday morning. The maximum for unsafe driving causing bodily harm is 10 years. Michel...

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Australia police examining suspicious packages at 10 consulates

Australia police examining suspicious packages at 10 consulates

Two firetrucks, a hazardous materials vehicle and police cars were seen at India's consulate in Melbourne , where staff members had been evacuated, some wearing protective masks. A number of consulat...

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Lose some kilos or... : Pakistan International Airlines warns 'obese' cabin crew

Lose some kilos or... : Pakistan International Airlines warns 'obese' cabin crew

It was issued to ensure that the flight attendants were "slim, smart and fit", Tajwar said. He described the crackdown on overweight flight crew as a "regular, routine matter", and suggested that ...

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European Union hits Iran with sanctions after murder plots

European Union hits Iran with sanctions after murder plots

The move places both individuals and the intelligence unit onto the EU's terror list , accusing them of carrying out attacks as part of plots against Iranian opposition figures in Denmark and Fran...

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Japan holds the world's most powerful passport for 2019

Japan holds the world's most powerful passport for 2019

That the top countries in the list are all Asian - along with other significant movers from the region - shows that many Asia nations are "sustaining a high comfort level with mutually beneficial econ...

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Belgium bans halal kosher animal slaughtering practices

Belgium bans halal kosher animal slaughtering practices

In Europe, it is law that animals are insensible to pain before being killed. Shadjareh argues that what authorities call " humane stunning " involves an electric shock or a metal rod being fired in...

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Elizabeth Warren:

Elizabeth Warren: "I am not a person of color"

The Iowa caucuses are scheduled to officially begin in February 2020. "For that reason alone, Democrats can do better". "I lost my voice when I first ran for the Senate, so there you go". At times, sh...

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Russian lawyer in Trump Tower meeting has ties to Kremlin

Russian lawyer in Trump Tower meeting has ties to Kremlin

Interested in? Add as an interest to stay up to date on the latest news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The criminal case relates to real estate firm Prevezon Holdings Ltd and its role in an all...

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Rescuers work to free passengers in deadly Pretoria train crash

Rescuers work to free passengers in deadly Pretoria train crash

In 2016-17, 495 people were killed on the country's railways according to the Railway Safety Regulator - an increase of eight per cent on the previous year. Both trains were from Mabopane station and ...

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As US-China Trade Talks Resume, Why Trump Could Have New Leverage

As US-China Trade Talks Resume, Why Trump Could Have New Leverage

Mnuchin has been a more moderate voice in trade talk discussions, with reports indicating he's against the trade war between the two countries, whereas U.S. "We have firm confidence in the strong lo...

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Saudi Arabia denies requesting extradition of woman in Thailand: embassy

Saudi Arabia denies requesting extradition of woman in Thailand: embassy

In November, Bahraini footballer Hakeem Alaraibi, who played for his national side before fleeing the Gulf State during the Arab Spring crackdown, was refused entry to Thailand where he was due to tak...

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'Citizenship Amendment Bill' passage marked by violent bandh in Assam

'Citizenship Amendment Bill' passage marked by violent bandh in Assam

In the 126-member Assam Assembly, the AGP has just 14 MLAs, while the ruling coalition, which now comprises the BJP with 60 MLAs and Bodoland People's Front (BPF) with 12 MLAs, has a comfortable major...

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Giant 'Fatberg' Measuring 210 Feet Is Clogging Up British Sewer

Giant 'Fatberg' Measuring 210 Feet Is Clogging Up British Sewer

London unveiled a particularly epic fatberg in 2017. Eventually, that mass was converted to biofuel, but it took workers months to fully restore function in the affected area. One of the biggest fa...

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UK police arrest suspect in fatal train stabbing

UK police arrest suspect in fatal train stabbing

It is believed the man and his killer boarded the train at London Road, east of Guildford and the killer got off at Clandon. After stabbing the man the suspect departed the train at Clandon station ...

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Woman dies after being found inside Toronto clothing donation bin

Woman dies after being found inside Toronto clothing donation bin

When authorities arrived on scene, they had to cut a part of the metal box to get her out. The emergency services then made efforts to resuscitate the woman but were unsuccessful and she was pronoun...

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Mother of Manicurist Killing Suspect Urges Her to Surrender

Mother of Manicurist Killing Suspect Urges Her to Surrender

You have to come forward, baby". According to police, Whipple entered the salon in the afternoon of 29 December and received a $35 manicure, however when her credit card was declined she asked if sh...

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Germany: local leader of far-right party attacked, wounded

Germany: local leader of far-right party attacked, wounded

Frank Magnitz, the leader of the anti-immigration populist party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) in Bremen, was assaulted in the city centre on Monday afternoon. 'Those who fight hate with hate only...

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China offered to bail out 1MDB for deals

China offered to bail out 1MDB for deals

Citing current and former Malaysian officials, the report stated that Najib turned to Low "to negotiate with China to resolve the crisis" , after which Low drew up plans for Malaysian meetings with C...

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Samuel L. Jackson endorses calling Trump a 'motherf--ker'

Samuel L. Jackson endorses calling Trump a 'motherf--ker'

The first Palestinian-origin woman elected to the US Congress has removed Israel from the map at her congressional office in Washington. In an interview, Tlaib said: "And when your son looks at you ...

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'This is devastating to us': Young firefighter falls to his death

'This is devastating to us': Young firefighter falls to his death

The two motorists had reportedly flipped their vehicle and were trapped. Nigro told The New York Times that Pollard fell while attempting to reach the westbound span of the roadway from the eas...

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Michigan Uber Driver Pleads Guilty to Murdering Six People

Michigan Uber Driver Pleads Guilty to Murdering Six People

He dropped an insanity defense in court last week and was deemed fit to stand trial. After his guilty plea on Monday, Dalton faces a life sentence without parole, Kalamazoo Prosecuting Attorney Jeff...

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Supreme court judge flees Venezuela in snub to Maduro

Supreme court judge flees Venezuela in snub to Maduro

Mr Maduro is due to be inaugurated on Thursday. Maduro is slated this week to take the oath in front of the Supreme Court and begin another six-year term, despite protests from most of the global co...

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Boston Marathon amputee struck by car, sent to hospital

Boston Marathon amputee struck by car, sent to hospital

Adrianne Haslet shared a photo on Instagram of herself in a hospital bed, writing that she was in a crosswalk when she was hit. Further details about her injuries are not immediately clear, but Bo...

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USS Cole bomber Jamal al-Badawi targeted in Yemen air strike

USS Cole bomber Jamal al-Badawi targeted in Yemen air strike

The offensive maneuver was carried out in the Marib Governate, Yemen , and directed at Jamal al-Badawi, Capt. Bill Urban, U.S. Central Command spokesman, said in a statement. One of the masterminds b...

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Babysitter returned dead infant to mom pretending he was alive: cops

Babysitter returned dead infant to mom pretending he was alive: cops

About two hours after the drop-off, the mother reportedly got a suspicious text message from Tietsort, telling her that a local news website had just published a story about her, saying the babysitt...

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Muslim youths clean up national parks trashed during government shutdown

Muslim youths clean up national parks trashed during government shutdown

Unlike most previous government shutdowns, the Trump administration has gone to great lengths to keep parks open despite concerns from groups that it leaves national treasures vulnerable to vandalis...

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