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In a meeting with the representative of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas, held in Tehran on Tuesday, Hossein Amir Abdollahian described Hamas and Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine as two pillars of resistance against the Zionist regime of Israel.
  • Has the Rohingya disaster modified Suu Kyi?

    Has the Rohingya disaster modified Suu Kyi?

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    Duterte isn't known for measuring words before speaking on record. "It is with great disappointment that I announce my resignation from the Advisory Board on Rakhine State", a statement released by Bill Richardson's office said after three days of talks in Myanmar .
  • Maroubra detective fights for life after stabbing

    Maroubra detective fights for life after stabbing

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    A senior NSW police officer is recovering in hospital after he was twice stabbed by an alleged child sex offender he was attempting to arrest, in Sydney's east yesterday. "It's fair to say this happened very quickly as the officers approached this man". The sergeant was brought to St Vincent's Hospital where he underwent surgery.
  • Why Do Immigration Hawks Hate the White House's DACA Framework?

    Why Do Immigration Hawks Hate the White House's DACA Framework?

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    The White House unveiled its proposed immigration legislation framework Thursday - a list of major and minor overhauls officials say the president will require in exchange for protecting the Dreamers, illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. Should Congress fail to strike an immigration deal by then, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., has pledged to bring DACA legislation to the Senate floor, where it would likely pass with support from Democrats and moderate Republicans.
  • Super blue blood moon, January 31

    Super blue blood moon, January 31

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    But the further west you are the better the view, meaning New Jersey isn't the best place to get a glimpse of this rare, larger reddish full moon. A supermoon is about 14 percent more dazzling than an average moon. Finally, we have the Blood Moon . But of course, it'll be once in a blue moon . There are long traditions of giving different moons names. It is the light bending around the Earth due to gravity that passes through a portion of the atmosphere that causes the shift in color.
  • Commuter train crash near Milan leaves 3 dead, 110 injured

    Commuter train crash near Milan leaves 3 dead, 110 injured

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    BBC also reported that the Trenord train was heading to Milan from Cremona, in northern Italy . Rescue crews gingerly climbed through the crushed sides of the cars trying to get to trapped passengers. The track may have given way under the weight of the front of the train, leading the wheels of the middle three carriages to come off the tracks. The cause was not immediately clear.
  • Mummy found in Basel church is related to Boris Johnson

    Mummy found in Basel church is related to Boris Johnson

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    Highly toxic mercury was used as a treatment for syphilis but was more often a kill than a cure and scientists say it was this that preserved her body. Researchers then set out to discover the genealogical tree of the woman. Once her identity had been established, genealogists were able - with the help of the efficient records of births, marriages, and deaths which tend to be kept by the wealthier classes - to trace more of Anna Catharina's descendants.
  • Cape Town heads for 'Day Zero' as water supplies dwindle

    Cape Town heads for 'Day Zero' as water supplies dwindle

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    Cape Town has an estimated amount of less than 80 days left of water. The world seems to have arrived at such a crisis as appalling reports from Cape town- a major city and tourist attraction in South Africa indicate that the city is likely to approach a day where taps will run dry.
  • Stormy Daniels Answers Donald Trump Sex Question With a Smile

    Stormy Daniels Answers Donald Trump Sex Question With a Smile

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    Pence, on a four-day visit to the Middle East while Washington grapples with a government shutdown, said in the AP interview that he was "hopeful that Democrats in the Senate will see their way clear to reopen the government". Despite the various accounts of funds, transfers, incorporated entities and payments, however, Trump, by way of his attorneys-and Cohen especially-still denies both the $130,000 payment and the NDA's basic existence.
  • Yemeni forces target Saudi military base with ballistic missile

    Yemeni forces target Saudi military base with ballistic missile

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    Since then the conflict has ground into a bloody stalemate, with more than 10,000 people killed and more than 2 million displaced. The prime minister vowed "optimal use" of Saudi Arabia's $ 2 billion deposit to the central bank, which has buoyed the local currency in recent days, and said the new "austerity budget " would nonetheless guarantee wages for civil servants and the military.
  • United States jails Polish-born doctor for 1992 misdemeanor convictions

    United States jails Polish-born doctor for 1992 misdemeanor convictions

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    ICE did not respond to a request for comment about Mr Niec's case, and for clarification on how his history qualified him as a target for the agency. According to his sister, the second conviction was removed from his record because he made a guilty plea through the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act - an act created to help youth offenders avoid criminal convictions.
  • Senior Bowl: Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield day one review

    Senior Bowl: Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield day one review

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    And quarterback-needy teams like the Jets will be keeping their eyes on guys like Luke Falk , Josh Allen , and Baker Mayfield . In that order, by the way. There's always the constant battle with trying to ideal your game. "So going out there and making sure my stride's right and my sequencing is all in pattern and delivering a good, catchable ball".
  • Three Team USA Gymnastics Employees Step Down Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

    Three Team USA Gymnastics Employees Step Down Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

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    MI judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who's presiding over Nassar's sentencing, has allowed more than 90 of the alleged victims to give impact statements , many of which have been heartbreaking and disturbing. Raisman told TIME in November that while USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny resigned previous year, "a lot of people working there let the abuse go on", referring to the board members.
  • Schumer: Democrats Will Vote to Reopen Government

    Schumer: Democrats Will Vote to Reopen Government

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    House of Representatives Republicans have been told by their leaders to plan on voting on a measure to re-open the government immediately. The vote to end the filibuster was 81-18, clearing the way for passage of the stopgap spending bill.
  • Amazon Has Shortlisted 20 Cities to be the Second Headquarters (HQ2)

    Amazon Has Shortlisted 20 Cities to be the Second Headquarters (HQ2)

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    The others are Columbus, Ohio; Montgomery County, Md.; Nashville, Tenn.; Newark, N.J.; Northern Virginia; and Raleigh, N.C. Toronto also is on the list . Amazon was impressed with the only bid that appeared "non-governmental" - a high compliment, apparently. "Otherwise, there are not too many surprises here", he told CNN Tech.
  • Donald Trump and Theresa May to meet in Switzerland

    Donald Trump and Theresa May to meet in Switzerland

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    Trevor Manuel will also be in Davos again, but this time with a private sector hat. The first research paper, New Concept for Europe, is the result of a six-month consultation with leaders from business, government, academia and civil society and young people.
  • Feds Will Retry Menendez On Corruption Charges

    Feds Will Retry Menendez On Corruption Charges

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    Bob Menendez , speaking outside the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton before the inauguration of Gov. Phil Murphy. "An early retrial date is in the best interests of the public, ". "Evidently, they did not hear the overwhelming voices of the New Jerseyans who served on the jury this fall. Sen". The weeks-long trial brought several dramatic moments, particularly when a juror who was dismissed for a planned vacation told reporters during deliberations that the jury was divided ...
  • This is the cognitive test the president passed

    This is the cognitive test the president passed

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    Jackson came under fire for saying that Trump is in "excellent" health while some of the numbers provided by the White House in the summary of Trump's physical told a different story. His blood pressure was 122/74, within normal bounds, and his cholesterol was on the high side, Jackson said. Jackson credited the results to genetics.
  • Aced it: Doc says Trump got flawless score on cognitive test

    Aced it: Doc says Trump got flawless score on cognitive test

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    This followed the South African government issuing a démarche to acting USA ambassador Jessye Lapenn, summoning her to a meeting at the Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) to explain Trump's reported insult. "I will give $100 thousand dollars to Trump's favourite charity if he will step on an accurate scale with an impartial medical professional, okayed by both of us".
  • New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern announces her first pregnancy

    New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern announces her first pregnancy

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    Ardern said she first knew of her pregnancy on October 13, in the midst of talks to form a coalition government after an inconclusive general election in September. The prime minister waited until now to share the news with New Zealanders to ensure the baby was healthy and well. The charismatic leader enjoyed a meteoric rise previous year, winning office just months after taking the helm of the centre-left Labour Party.
  • Auburn hires Allen Greene as new athletic director

    Auburn hires Allen Greene as new athletic director

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    Allen Greene from the University of Buffalo is set to replace Jay Jacobs. Greene does have SEC experience; he served as the assistant athletics director at Ole Miss from 2009-12. He is actively engaged in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, Minority Opportunities Athletics Association and LEAD1, an association dedicated to preparing today's students to be tomorrow's leaders.
  • Lamb Launches Introductory Ad in PA-18 Special Election

    Lamb Launches Introductory Ad in PA-18 Special Election

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    Trump backers dismissed the various allegations surrounding the president - including the Russian Federation investigation, accused sexual harassment, and his reported description of some countries as shitholes or shithouses - as the products of political opponents.
  • Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham: Let's end this

    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham: Let's end this "s-show" on immigration

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    Booker also took a shot directly at Nielsen for saying she could not remember if Trump used that term. The US president was criticised by the UN and the African Union (AU) after it was credibly reported that he had referred to Haiti, El Salvador and nations in Africa as " shithole countries " during an Oval Office meeting on Thursday.
  • Russia - Vancouver meeting is aggravating situation around North Korea

    Russia - Vancouver meeting is aggravating situation around North Korea

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    The event may raise eyebrows as bilateral talks between the North and South progresses, and as South Korea prepares to welcome a North Korean delegation to participate in the Winter Olympics . Both Koreas have appeared together at the openings of previous Olympic Games, but this would be the first joint team in one sport. "Russia is not helping us at all with North Korea", Trump said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday.
  • 52 people killed in Kazakhstan bus fire

    52 people killed in Kazakhstan bus fire

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    They said most of the passengers were thought to be Uzbek migrant workers. Almaty, Jan. 18 (Agencies): A bus caught fire in a remote part of Kazakhstan on Thursday, killing 52 citizens of neighbouring Uzbekistan , the Kazakh Interior Ministry said on Thursday.
  • Turkey will not allow arming Kurds in Syria, army chief says

    Turkey will not allow arming Kurds in Syria, army chief says

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    But he also made it clear that the open-ended deployment is meant to help create enough stability for Syrians to be able to remove Assad from office and reject Iranian influence. French citizens are among the biggest contingent of overseas fighters who have joined IS, with around 1,000 nationals estimated by counter-terror officials to have traveled to Iraq and Syria.
  • Authorities Convict Woman of Killing Friend After Finding Clue in Facebook Selfie

    Authorities Convict Woman of Killing Friend After Finding Clue in Facebook Selfie

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    Antoine was wearing the same belt in the photo found near the crime scene. Brittney Gargol , right, with her accused killer, Cheyenne Antoine, in a photo taken hours before Gargol died. She "has issues ... and because of those issues, she is risky", the CBC reported. Friends said Gargol was attending Nutana Collegiate and was working at Vern's Pizza and the German Cultural Centre at the time of her death.
  • 3 deputies, 1 officer shot in York County overnight

    3 deputies, 1 officer shot in York County overnight

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    EST on Monday, police were called to 3042 Farrier Lane just outside of York, S.C.to investigate a reported criminal domestic violence (CDV) incident. The sheriff says two hours later McCall ambushed York County Det. The shooting happened about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday near York when officers responded to a domestic dispute, according to reports.
  • US House Approves Renewal of Anti-terror Surveillance Law

    US House Approves Renewal of Anti-terror Surveillance Law

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    The debate centers on Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act , which allows for collection of foreign intelligence data, and that privacy advocates say invasively scoops up Americans' communications. Just after FISA was voted to be reauthorized and sent to the upper chamber, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), known for his staunch libertarian stances on surveillance issues, threatened to filibuster the bill.
  • Two dead in Peru after 7.3-magnitude natural disaster

    Two dead in Peru after 7.3-magnitude natural disaster

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    Jorge Chavez , chief of Peru's Civil Defense Institute, initially said 65 people were injured and another person died in the town of Bella Union, but later rescinded the statement. A strong natural disaster has struck the coast of southern Peru, causing damage to homes, collapsing roads and killing one person. President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said rescue teams were on their way to verify the extent of the damage.
  • Hamas tunnel destroyed by Israeli airstrikes

    Hamas tunnel destroyed by Israeli airstrikes

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    An attack tunnel that was bombed by Israeli jets on January 13, 2018. There were no casualties. In photos provided by the Israeli military, the tunnel is made of concrete, resembling others used by Hamas and other Gaza militant groups for attack.
  • Kate Brown blasts Trump admin's offshore drilling proposals in CNN interview

    Kate Brown blasts Trump admin's offshore drilling proposals in CNN interview

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    This month, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced plans to open up much of the Coastal U.S.to petroleum exploration, only to reverse course when it came to Florida. "Oil spills and drilling infrastructure would be a bad legacy to leave our attractive coast and the communities and businesses that rely on oil-free beaches, marshes and ocean".
  • Japan rejects S.Korean call for extra steps over 'comfort women'

    Japan rejects S.Korean call for extra steps over 'comfort women'

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    South Korean President Moon Jae In has urged Japan to make a honest apology over the lingering issue of wartime sex slaves even as he conceded that a 2015 "final and irreversible" accord to end the dispute was not renegotiable. "The victims were disappointed by the government's decision not to seek a renegotiation of the deal", said Ahn Shin-kwon, director of the House of Sharing, a nursing home for nine surviving victims.
  • Trump's Selective and Self-Serving Poll Reading

    Trump's Selective and Self-Serving Poll Reading

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    The number of voters who disapprove is up from January 2017, when an Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll found voters split in their opinions of the president. The poll went on to ask voters to grade Trump's first year in office . While 73 percent say their personal financial situation is "excellent or good" (compared to 26 percent who say it's "not good" or "poor"), only 24 percent say Trump's policies are helping their personal financial situation, 26 percent say his policies are hurting ...
  • 'Time travel' flight takes off in 2018, lands in 2017

    'Time travel' flight takes off in 2018, lands in 2017

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    By the time the flight arrived in Hawaii, it was 10:16 A.M. - meaning, they technically arrived about 14 hours before they departed, on New Year's Eve. A quirky take-off time let a jet full of passengers return to the year 2017 after departing in 2018. I celebrated 3 times. Many responded with gifs from 1985 science fiction film Back To The Future , or memes to express bewilderment.
  • Palestinians slam Israeli settlement project in West Bank

    Palestinians slam Israeli settlement project in West Bank

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    No group immediately said it was behind the shooting, but the Palestinian militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad praised the attackers. On Tuesday, the Israeli Ministry of Defence said the Palestinian Authority had paid out 1.2 billion shekels ($350 million) a year ago in such payments.
  • Here's What Trump's DACA 'Bill Of Love' Could Look Like

    Here's What Trump's DACA 'Bill Of Love' Could Look Like

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    The bipartisan meeting over DACA on Tuesday faces challenges as Republicans and Democrats try to reach consensus on a spending bill by a January 19 deadline. The wall now represents a complicated political question for Republicans and Democrats. A compromise - with protection for the young immigrants, often called Dreamers by their advocates, and some enhanced border security, without construction of the wall - could eventually be reached.
  • Weekend weather: More snow and rain followed by sun

    Weekend weather: More snow and rain followed by sun

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    Winter Storm Hunter will bring wind-driven snow to parts of northern Plains Wednesday into Thursday . The watch goes into effect this Friday afternoon and lasts through Saturday afternoon. The low will be 29. A wintry mix of precipitation will quickly transition to snow late tonight and continue on Thursday . Friday night , the low will be around 12 with mostly cloudy skies, according to the weather service.