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China tanker fireplace: Our bodies discovered as Sanchi burns, one week on

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On Saturday, salvage workers boarded the vessel and found the bodies of two crew members in a lifeboat. Another body, presumed to be one of the Sanchi's sailors, was found on Monday and brought to Shanghai for identification. The Sanchi had on board 136,000 tonnes of condensate, which is an ultra-light version of crude oil. Lu said rescue and cleanup efforts had been a focus for China from the beginning, but that Beijing welcomed "other relevant parties" to participate in both the search ... Read More »

The GOP Can't Get Burnt on DACA Deal

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President Donald Trump reiterated on Wednesday that he will not sign an immigration bill unless it includes funding for a border wall between the US and Mexico . And, Alsup added, the Trump Administration can still keep DACA recipients from re-entering the U.S if they leave the country. A federal judge in California temporarily blocked the Trump Administration's plans to roll back the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read More »

'I am not a racist': Donald Trump denies 's**thole' remark

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Trump was asked about his reported comment from January 11, that he'd described places like Haiti and African nations as " shithole " countries. The State Department is expecting more diplomats to be called in this week, Goldstein said. I think they were unfortunate. However, he did not comment and explained anything about what he referred to using the word "though", neither offered any specific account of the meeting. Read More »

Unsafe wind chills could reach minus 30

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Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for the region, and wind chills of minus 40 in the morning and minus 32 in the afternoon are expected. Winds of 10-15 miles per hour with occasionally higher gusts will make the minus 7-degree forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning feel considerably cooler to those encountering it, she said. Read More »

Wayward wallaby stops the traffic on Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Up to 180,000 vehicles drive over the 1.1. kilometer-long Sydney Harbour Bridge daily to pass between the central and northern parts of the city. Never seen anything like it. "Officers took the startled macropod into police custody near the Conservatorium of Music , with the police mounted unit arriving on scene soon after to take it to the zoo for veterinary assessment", New South Wales Police said in a statement . Read More »

Secret Zuma satellite lost in space

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UPDATE [1/9/18, 1:05 p.m. EST]: SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell released a statement Tuesday, saying their rocket, Falcon 9, "did everything correctly". The Falcon 9 booster's two stages separated a little over two minutes into the flight with the second stage carrying the mysterious Zuma to low-Earth orbit. Read More »

Explosion causes building collapse, multiple injuries in Antwerp, Belgium

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Local media outlet Het Nieuwsblad said the explosion took place at a pizzeria. Antwerp police spokesman Wouter Bruyns told VRT network: "There are about 10, a maximum 20 casualties, fortunately including many slightly injured". Two other buildings were damaged in the explosion, police said. "I think it's student rooms that have been destroyed". While the cause of the blast has not yet been established, police say the explosion was " certainly not about terrorism ". Read More »

Palestinians to 'Slap Back' for Trump Jerusalem Move, Abbas Says

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Since US President Donald Trump controversially recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, to the outrage of the Arab world, rocket fire from Gaza has barraged Israel's southern communities. But the Jerusalem pivot threw a wrench into Trump's peacemaking attempts. Trump said in a Twitter message last week that the USA gives the Palestinians hundreds of millions of dollars each year and gets "no respect or appreciation". Read More »

Chelsea Manning releases first campaign ad in Senate run

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The audacious decision to stand for one of the most exalted political positions in the country less than eight months after she was released from Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas underlines how rapidly Manning has taken to civilian life. Read More »

Parents suspected of keeping kids chained in California home

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They were sent to two local hospitals for treatment. Officer from the Perris Police Department and the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. When deputies arrived at the scene, they said they found 12 victims, ranging in age from 2 to 29, shackled to their beds in the dark and foul-smelling home. Read More »

Pope begins trip to Chile and Peru amid tightened security

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Authorities have said they are investigating the incidents, which caused no injuries, though they have yet to make any arrests. Speaking during a service to celebrate the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, where thousands of Catholics from more than 60 countries gathered, the Pope said: "The sin is to allow these fears to determine our responses, to limit our choices, to compromise respect and generosity, to feed hostility and rejection". Read More »

Key California freeway closed for another week

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Rescuers have been searching for the missing since the deadly mudslides began Tuesday, plowing rivers of mud and boulders through neighborhoods and demolishing homes. Both the southbound and northbound areas of the freeway were covered in water, mud and debris. The San Ysidro Ranch has not said whether it was affected by the mudslides but closed earlier this year due to damage from the Thomas Fire . Read More »

Qatar's overseas minister says Gulf disaster is throughout a girl

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Ministry spokeswoman Lulwa Rashed al-Khater said Qatar planned to take legal action against the UAE over the incidents. Spokesperson of Qatar's Foreign Ministry Lulwah al Khater said Qatar is now monitoring the situation, as a video released by Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al Thani on Sunday said he is not free to leave Abu Dhabi , in the UAE, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday, quoting Qatar News Agency (QNA). Read More »

Coercing Pakistan will be unhelpful, Nasser Janjua tells EU Envoy for Afghanistan

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Trump accused Pakistan of doing nothing to assist in the USA -led war effort in neighboring Afghanistan and of failing to crack down on militants that attack US and Afghan forces across the border. The adviser did not raise the issue of outstanding $9 billion that Washington owes to Islamabad on account of the Coalition Support Fund, said the officials. Read More »

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018: What's open, what's closed

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King's dream has really come true". Years ago, she invited her church friend Losie V. Rivers to come with her to the event. Arizona rep. McSally launched her U.S. "Today, we gather in the White House to honor the memory of a great American hero, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King , Jr". Blumenthal agreed that times are dark, saying he has "never seen Democracy in such disarray". Read More »

Four Pakistani officers martyred as India violates ceasefire in Kotli sector

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The troops were busy in Line communication maintenance when they were fired upon and hit by heavy mortar round. "In the morning, exchange of fire took place in one of the ambushes", said Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid. He said General Rawat's comments were unbefitting of an army chief. Ahlawat said the infiltration attempt was made along the river Jhelum, which flows into Pakistan from India. Read More »

Abbas slams Trump's Mideast peace plan as 'slap on face'

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Abbas had previously said the United States could no longer play any role in the Middle East peace process after Trump's move. 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". Read More »

DACA 'probably dead,' President Trump says in early-morning tweet

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Millions of young people across the USA took advantage of the opportunity presented through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and are now facing an uncertain future as Congress debates a long-term solution. Since then, there's been, as you say, widespread condemnation at home and overseas of the language the president reportedly used. "We have a lot of sticking points, but they are all Democrat sticking points". Read More »

Over 1000 young people charged by Danish police for sharing sex film

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Kjaerside added that those charged could be placed on Denmark's child offense register for at least 10 years and be subject to a criminal record. The case, which reached Denmark via the European Union's law enforcement agency Europol, involves around 800 boys and 200 girls, majority between the ages of 15 and 20. Read More »

Kohli, Vijay steady India's reply in second test against South Africa

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At stumps, giving de Villiers company was Dean Elgar on 36, as South Africa ended a truncated day on 90 for 2 in 29 overs. Afterwards, Elgar and de Villiers resurrected the innings. "They have given us a sniff and our bowling line-up is pretty fired up to keep taking sticks". There are still some that like to pretend he's a flat-track bully, based on one poor tour of England in 2014. Read More »

Romney: Trump's comments 'antithetical to American values'

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On Sunday, Romney reportedly texted a top Utah businessman a very blunt response. Mitt Romney talks to reporters after dinner with President-elect Donald Trump on November 29, 2016. "If he's going to run, let's go". In a January 4 phone call, President Trump talked to Romney and wished him the best of luck with his future endeavors. Read More »

North Korea seeks further Olympic talks

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In a statement Monday, negotiators said Pyongyang would also send the 140-member Samjiyeon Orchestra as part of its delegation. The North also agreed to send a delegation of officials, athletes, cheerleaders, journalists and others to the Olympics in Pyeongchang. Read More »

Wake Forest loses big to Duke, 89-71 - Recap, Box score

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For the second time in three seasons, the Duke coach missed a game due to illness, this time Saturday's 89-71 win over Wake Forest , as the flu outbreak that's tearing through the country takes its toll here. He's the team's best 3-point shooting threat. It was a close game throughout, but the Tigers made six more three-pointers to win the game 72-63. But as a team, Duke was 12-for-23 from behind the 3-point line. Read More »

Flake to Denounce Trump Media Attacks as Stalinist

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The free press is the despot's enemy, which makes the free press the guardian of democracy. Republican senator Jeff Flake of Arizona is not seeking re-election this year, which means he can say or do whatever he wants. "This alone should be a source of great shame for us in this body, especially for those of us in the president's party". In other news, tens of millions of victims of Stalinism could not be reached for comment on Republican Senator Jeff Flake's comparison of Trump to ... Read More »

Winter weather warnings, advisories issued for Mid

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Dutchess County has seen large swings in temperature, going from a record low of minus 14 degrees on January 7 to a record high of 62 degrees on January 12. The region might even see 50 on Saturday . Overnight, partly cloudy, with a low around 16. When snow ends Monday morning, it will stay cold, with temperatures in the teens to low 20s Monday afternoon, feeling a lot colder than that, thanks to the wind. Read More »

Traders Buy Stryker (SYK) on Weakness

It has outperformed by 8.25% the S&P500. Moreover, Vanguard Gp Incorporated has 0% invested in Isramco, Inc. Sit Investment Associates Inc. increased its stake in shares of Stryker by 114.3% in the fourth quarter. Founders Management owns 29,554 shares or 1.71% of their United States portfolio. Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) was raised too. Pnc Financial Services Group Inc, which manages about $96.29B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (DVY) by 90,584 shares to 4.54M shares, ... Read More »

Toronto police say scissor attack on a girl's hijab 'did not happen'

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It was initially reported by Toronto police on Friday that the girl had been attacked by a man who came up behind her as she walked to school with her brother in eastern Toronto. Pugash cited "media and social media attention" as the impetus for the quick conclusion, saying, "We thought it was important that [we] get our officers' determination out as soon as we could so that people could have an accurate understanding of something that caused significant concern". Read More »