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New Migrant Caravan Departs Honduras for US-Mexico Border

New Migrant Caravan Departs Honduras for US-Mexico Border

The Mexican government, eager to forge a good relationship with the Trump administration, is also taking proactive steps to prevent the new migrant caravan from reaching the U.S. Earlier this week Tru...

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Iran Launches Satellite, Fails to Reach Orbit

Iran Launches Satellite, Fails to Reach Orbit

Ahmad Motamedi, the chancellor of Tehran Amirkabir University of Technology, which designed the satellite, told the semi-official Mehr news agency that Jahromi already has ordered them to design a...

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United States threatens sanctions on German firms building gas pipe

United States threatens sanctions on German firms building gas pipe

The president's ambassador to Berlin, Richard Grenell, upped the pressure again this month warning of sanctions should companies proceed with the construction of the new pipeline. Shortly after he arr...

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I want to work, says Saudi teenager given asylum in Canada

I want to work, says Saudi teenager given asylum in Canada

Last week, she fled to Thailand while visiting Kuwait with her family. Relieved to leave that culture behind, she hopes to galvanize others to do the same. On Saturday, she told SBS News she was...

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Nuclear chief says Iran exploring new uranium enrichment

Nuclear chief says Iran exploring new uranium enrichment

In an interview with state news agency, IRIB, Salehi said on Sunday that Iranian scientists are "on the threshold" of modernising the mechanism to produce 20 percent uranium. The worldwide community...

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Bomb blast kills four, injures 90 in Afghan capital

Bomb blast kills four, injures 90 in Afghan capital

According to police spokesman Basir Mujahid, a vehicle filled with explosives detonated in the area on Monday evening. The approximately 90 people injured in the explosion on Monday in eastern Kabu...

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Britain gears up for Brexit vote

Britain gears up for Brexit vote

Mrs May has warned that rejecting her deal opens up the possibility of Brexit being stopped, or that Britain leaves disruptively without a deal . Mrs May has said she does not want to delay Britain...

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China's export fall in December amid ongoing US-China trade war

China's export fall in December amid ongoing US-China trade war

Despite the levies, exports to the United States grew 11.3 percent past year while imports rose 0.7 percent, expanding the surplus to a record $323.3 billion from $275.8 billion in 2017, customs data ...

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Why thousands of Los Angeles teachers are on strike

Why thousands of Los Angeles teachers are on strike

In fact, some Democrats who want to diminish the clout of teachers unions, like former Education Secretary Arne Duncan , actually back the city's school district against the union. No formal talks ...

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Second US judge blocks Trump administration birth control rules

Second US judge blocks Trump administration birth control rules

The finalized rules would let businesses or nonprofits lodge religious or moral objections to obtain an exemption from the law's mandate that employers provide contraceptive coverage in health ins...

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Stormy Daniels files $US2 million lawsuit against police over strip club arrest

Daniels' arrest went down in July 2018 at a club called "Sirens" and resulted in misdemeanor charges for inappropriately touching a female officer, who was undercover. Officers also believed arresting...

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Italian Militant Cezare Battisti Caught in Bolivia

Italian Militant Cezare Battisti Caught in Bolivia

As snipers kept close watch, Battisti emerged and descended from the plane, surrounded by police. Italy's justice and interior ministers, who have rejoiced that Battisti's victims will finally see...

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Boasts That She's Getting Under Trump's Skin

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Boasts That She's Getting Under Trump's Skin

Trump indicated he wasn't aware of her remarks. Ocasio-Cortez worked as a bartender before defeating a longtime Democratic incumbent in the primary, becoming the youngest woman to be elected to the ...

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Donald Trump Says He 'Never Worked For Russia' Following FBI Probe Report

Donald Trump Says He 'Never Worked For Russia' Following FBI Probe Report

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that whether Trump ever worked on behalf of Moscow is " the defining question " of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's ...

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Rome city and church in row over Trevi Fountain coins

Rome city and church in row over Trevi Fountain coins

The almost $1.7 million in coins tossed annually in the iconic Trevi fountain in the Trevi district of Rome, Italy, will continue to be donated to a local Catholic charity, as has been customary for t...

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Trump reportedly berated Mick Mulvaney in front of Schumer and Pelosi

Trump berated Mulvaney during the January 4 meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer after Mulvaney attempted to find a middle ground with the Dems, according...

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Trump confuses New Orleans for Nashville

Trump confuses New Orleans for Nashville

The White House said he will deliver "remarks at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 100th Annual Convention" in New Orleans at 11:40 a.m. CST. "See you in a little while", Trump said in the now d...

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Former Trump Lawyer Responds To Report Of FBI Counterintelligence Probe

Former Trump Lawyer Responds To Report Of FBI Counterintelligence Probe

Several administration officials asked the interpreter what had been discussed. "Gas prices drop across the United States because President Trump has deregulated Energy and we are now producing a ...

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Snow expected to hit Britain as Arctic front drifts in this week

Snow expected to hit Britain as Arctic front drifts in this week

Met forecaster Marco Petagna said: 'On Wednesday we'll see temperatures in rural areas [in the North East] dipping well below freezing. By Wednesday night the really cold air will have moved in over...

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China-U.S. Trade Gap Grew to Biggest Ever in 2018

China-U.S. Trade Gap Grew to Biggest Ever in 2018

In 2018, the U.S. imposed billions of dollars worth of tariffs on Chinese products, prompting retaliation from Beijing and a trade war that analysts fear could escalate further and damage the glob...

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Search for two-year-old boy who fell into well in Spain

Search for two-year-old boy who fell into well in Spain

El Pais reports that family members heard the boy, named Yulen, crying shortly after the fall, but then he eventually became silent. Asked whether the investigation is also considering any other re...

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2 female victims unharmed after UPS hostage situation in New Jersey

2 female victims unharmed after UPS hostage situation in New Jersey

A UPS spokesman had initially described the incident as an "active shooter situation". The New Jersey State Police tweeted earlier : "Local and county authorities have responded to an incident in L...

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Trump’s attorney general nominee vows to shield Russia probe from politics

Trump’s attorney general nominee vows to shield Russia probe from politics

Bush, also a Republican, will address his prior criticism of Mueller's probe, telling members of the committee that a memo he sent a year ago that called the investigation " fatally misconceived " onl...

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Canada grants asylum to Saudi woman

Canada grants asylum to Saudi woman

Thailand is not a signatory to the 1951 UN Refugee Convention but sometimes allows the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) to take responsibility for "persons of concern", aimed at resettling them in third coun...

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After the Brexit vote: what happens next?

After the Brexit vote: what happens next?

She told the audience at a China factory in Stoke-on-Trent: "We are leaving on March 29". As a result the Commons amended the bill, in 2017, to say that any secondary legislation implementing Brexit...

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Popular teacher dies after being struck by auto

Popular teacher dies after being struck by auto

Dawn was killed when she was struck by a jeep in the grounds of St Crona's National School in the town on Thursday evening. Dawn Croke was an exceptionally gifted individual with a massive perso...

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Canadian Robert Schellenberg Sentenced To Death In China In Drug-Smuggling Case

Canadian Robert Schellenberg Sentenced To Death In China In Drug-Smuggling Case

China's strict drug laws apply a sentence of " 15 years, life imprisonment or death " as well as property confiscation for drug trafficking in amounts over a kilogram. "This is a case about Xu Qing". ...

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Stranded seals swarm Canadian town, block roads and buildings

Stranded seals swarm Canadian town, block roads and buildings

The BBC reported that the animals became stuck in Roddickton-Bide Arm after the town's bay and surrounding water froze over. To date, the seals haven't been able to find their way back. I mean, the...

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Petrol, Diesel Prices Go Up in Zimbabwe As Cash Crunch Grips Nation

Petrol, Diesel Prices Go Up in Zimbabwe As Cash Crunch Grips Nation

In Belarus, President Mnangagwa will focus on mining and agricultural equipment, having already agreed to cooperate in those areas and Zimbabwe is already benefitting from mining equipment and coopera...

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President Trump Slams Elizabeth Warren’s Instagram ‘Beer Catastrophe’

President Trump Slams Elizabeth Warren’s Instagram ‘Beer Catastrophe’

It is unclear why the video only just came to Trump's attention as it premiered on New Year's Eve to announce Warren's launching of a presidential exploratory committee. He even joked in July that h...

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Jayme Closs: grandfather says teenager in 'good spirits' after rescue

Jayme Closs: grandfather says teenager in 'good spirits' after rescue

Nutter explained that she didn't want to go into her cabin because she's not there all the time, and the suspect, 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson , might think to stop there to look for Jayme if ...

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Canadians injured in fatal Cuba bus crash

Canadians injured in fatal Cuba bus crash

The driver told Radio Guantanamo he lost control on the wet and winding road. The bus was travelling from Baracoa to the capital, Havana, when it crashed near Guantánamo on Thursday. Their ages ra...

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Dead After Military Cargo Plane Crashes In Iran

Dead After Military Cargo Plane Crashes In Iran

It is not clear who owned the plane. Air ambulances and firefighters were sent to the scene between Fath and Payam airports. Rescuers say the bodies of seven people have been recovered with search...

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Indonesia recovers cockpit voice recorder of crashed Lion Air jet

Indonesia recovers cockpit voice recorder of crashed Lion Air jet

The bright orange voice recorder was discovered about 10 metres from the plane's data recorder, said Isswarto, the commander of the navy's Lion Air search and rescue task force. Authorities called off...

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Wife of furloughed federal worker wins $100,000 plus SUV in Virginia lottery

Wife of furloughed federal worker wins $100,000 plus SUV in Virginia lottery

I couldn't believe it", she said about realizing she'd won the top prize. "I couldn't believe it". Walls played in a December 4 drawing that included "more than 554,000 entries", according to the ne...

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