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Alaska Railroad assessing natural disaster damage

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Railroad spokesman Tim Sullivan said Saturday there are three areas north of Anchorage that are impassible and preventing trains from making the trek between Anchorage and Fairbanks. All the aftershocks have been clustered around the epicenter across Knik Arm from Anchorage. Aerial view of Anchorage, Alaska in 2017. North of Anchorage, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough also sustained considerable damage, including the wreck of Vine Road. Read More »

United Nations envoy pushes ahead for Yemen peace talks as wounded Houthis evacuated

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Forces loyal to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi are expected to follow the Houthis, whose attendance was secured after the evacuation of 50 wounded Houthis for treatment in Oman on Monday. However, the deal's implementation mechanism hinges on a final agreement expected to be struck during the Sweden peace talks. The crisis in Yemen spiralled after a Saudi-led coalition launched an offensive to support the government against Iran-backed Huthi rebels in March of 2015. Read More »

AgustaWestland middleman Christian Michel extradited

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Both agencies have notified an Interpol red corner notice (RCN) against him after the court issued a non-bailable warrant against him. They said he was scheduled to be brought back on Tuesday night from Dubai. The CBI alleges that he operated as a middleman for defence procurement through a wide network of sources cultivated in the Air Force and the Defence Ministry at different levels, including retired officials. Read More »

Rudy Giuliani has no idea how the internet works

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Giuliani said Mueller had done similar in July as Trump left for a meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and that the actions could have been easily taken earlier or later. Giuliani also demanded fairness. Time Magazine also may fit that description. In recent weeks, the social media platform banned numerous political operatives, including conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and far-right provocateur Laura Loomer. Read More »

Nigel Farage quits Ukip over 'far-right fixation'

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Mr Farage blasted Mr Batten for hiring former English Defence League leader as his adviser, warning his entourage was simply a group of "violent criminals", some of who were convicted for serious offences. UKIP subsequently said the NEC had voted "overwhelmingly" against a motion of no confidence. He helped lead the campaign to leave the European Union when then prime minister David Cameron called for a referendum on European Union membership. Read More »

Journalist critical of Duterte posts bail after warrant for her arrest

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Outside the courthouse after posting bail Monday, Ressa said the charges were "politically motivated" and "manufactured". "It's a question of tax evasion". "Everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence and that includes everybody including Ms. Ressa", he added. Press freedom advocates have called the charges an assault on the free press and part of an ongoing crackdown by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on his critics. Read More »

Tsunami waves spotted after natural disaster off New Caledonia

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A major quake Tuesday night struck the territory of New Caledonia, sparking tsunami alerts. People in coastal areas are reportedly being urged to evacuate immediately. The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre issued an update saying that no tsunami risk has been identified to Australia. The alert has been extended to Fiji, where the tsunami waves reaching up to 1 meters are expected. Read More »

Donald Trump Spins 90 Day China Truce as 'Big Leap Forward'

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The sticking points include "forced technology transfer, intellectual property protection, non-tariff barriers, cyber intrusions and cyber theft, services and agriculture", according to an official White House statement . At their dinner meeting in Buenos Aires Saturday, the two leaders agreed to suspend any new tariffs and give negotiators 90 days to strike a deal, sending stock markets soaring. Read More »

Man arrested in death of U.S. tourist in Costa Rica

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We still have to do a final verification. We have spoken to Airbnb officials, who say they have reached out to both Carla's family as well as the FBI, OIJ and the local embassy. Stefaniak, who moved to Hallandale Beach three years ago, was last heard from on November 27 - five days after landing in Costa Rica. "She is very active on social media, and for her, on the day of her birthday, to never log in to any of those accounts is just insane". Read More »

Trump complains about cost of ‘uncontrollable’ arms race

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On Monday, Trump seemed to have a change of heart, lamenting the country's high defense spending and blaming it on an arms race with Russian Federation and China. "But if Russia's doing it and if China's doing it and we're adhering to the agreement , that's unacceptable". Despite tensions, the two leaders had a brief discussion at a cultural dinner in Buenos Aires for G20 summit leaders, which was closed off to the press. Read More »

GOP senators accuse Trump Administration of covering up killing

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Fellow Republican Senator Lindsey Graham , who has urged Trump to take a far tougher stance against Riyadh over the killing, also attended the hour-long briefing. Corker said senators are trying to figure out how to amend the resolution, which directs the president to remove most US armed forces from hostilities affecting Yemen. Read More »

Trump Weighs Putting Off Government Shutdown After Bush's Death

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But it may be postponed. As the country mourns the death of former President George H.W. Bush, Congress is seeking to push back the December 7 budget deadline, which would temporarily stall a contentious debate over border wall funding and likely delay a partial government shutdown. Read More »

Smuggler dropped two children from top of border wall: DHS

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Several dozen migrants, frustrated with being stuck at the Mexican border, Monday breached the fence in hopes of being allowed to apply for asylum after being arrested on the United States' side. The woman said she would decide her family's next action "in a couple of days". This is in large part because the caravan organizers promised them they could get into the US and stay there as their asylum case was heard. Read More »

Emails from top GOP officials reportedly hacked before midterms

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Politico revealed that the security breach was detected in April and the NRCC was promptly alerted. After the NRCC was alerted to the hack, top officials then informed CrowdStrike, a Republican official said, the cybersecurity firm that helped Democrats expel the Russians from their computer systems in 2016, and later shared information with the Federal Bureau of Investigation as it investigated the election-season hacks. Read More »

Gov. Scott Walker Signals Support for Lame-Duck Package

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Hundreds of people protested both inside and outside the hearing room, banging on the doors and chanting "Respect our votes!" Democratic Gov. -elect Tony Evers is decrying the lame-duck session, calling it an attempt to invalidate the results of November's election. Read More »

'Worst moment of my life': Couple reveal twist in 'devastating' proposal

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CCTV footage showed Ms Anthony, 34, putting her hand to her mouth in shock and the couple lying on the pavement and staring into the grate in an attempt to spot the ring. The couple is liaising with the NYPD to have their ring returned. However, it did appear to be his fault - the ring was too big for her finger. Twitter did what Twitter does, of course, so while it helped find the couple, it also mercilessly mocked the man for his clumsiness and his decision to propose over one of the ... Read More »

Erdogan and Nicolás Maduro cement alliance with 'golden handshake'

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The Turkish president added that his "friend" Maduro was facing " manipulative attacks from certain countries and acts of sabotage from economic assassins ", in an apparent reference to the United States . Despite efforts by the west to crack down on the Maduro regime, Turkey has imported over $900 million in gold this year in support of Venezuela. Read More »

Central Intelligence Agency director to brief senators on Khashoggi death

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The source said the briefing will include leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Armed Services Committee and Appropriations Committee. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and American resident, was murdered and dismembered minutes after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2 - allegedly on orders from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Read More »

Federal Liberals change leadership rules

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The changes are similar to those introduced by Labor under former party leader Kevin Rudd. The entire party understood "the frustration and the disappointment that Australians have felt when governments and prime ministers that they have elected, under their authority, under their power, have been taken from them through the actions of politicians here in Canberra", he said at a joint news conference with Liberal deputy Josh Frydenberg on Monday night. Read More »

The Latest Photos As President George H.W

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Bush died at his Houston home on November 30 at the age of 94. See photos from Bush's last journey to D.C. below. Bush's family has not said who will speak at the service. Pence also praised Bush's leadership as commander-in-chief in the first Iraq war - and spoke about a letter Bush had written to his son, Michael J. Read More »

EU court adviser: Britain could change its mind on Brexit

Sterling "is really taking the Article 50 news well", said Jordan Rochester, an analyst at Nomura International. After the opinion, a United Kingdom spokesperson reiterated that "it remains a matter of firm Government policy that Article 50 will not be revoked". Read More »

IDF launches operation to neutralize Hezbollah tunnels

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Read the full story . Dubbed Operation Northern Shiled, it was announced by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Twitter , with video footage of heavy machinery boring in unidentified locations. There was no immediate comment from Hezbollah. Conricus also accused the Lebanese government of failing to prevent Hezbollah from establishing a military presence in southern Lebanon, despite this being a violation of United Nations Resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 Second Lebanon War. Read More »

Appeal Court issues interim order against MR

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Sri Lanka's top court stayed the dissolution order pending a hearing on its constitutionality that starts on Tuesday, allowing parliament to resume meeting. Prior to the crisis, Wickramasinghe's UNP had the backing of 106 parliamentarians while Rajapaksa and Sirisena combine had 95 seats. The decision puts a further brake on Mr Rajapaksa's disputed Government after Parliament voted last week to halt payment of ministers' salaries and travel expenses. Read More »

United Arab Emirates now has world's most powerful passport

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The UAE's passport has been ranked as the most powerful in the world according to an online index that measures passports on their ability to provide visa-free travel. In sixth place on 162 countries are Malta, Iceland and New Zealand while on 161 countries in seventh place are Australia (unmoved), Malaysia, Slovenia, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia and Latvia. Read More »

Dutch court rejects man's request to be 20 years younger

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The court ruling said that Dutch law assigns rights and obligations - " such as the right to vote and the duty to attend school " - and ruling in his favor would render such age requirements obsolete and "meaningless". Dutchman Ratelband even made an appearance on Good Morning Britain , where he stoked even more controversy by describing himself as "age-fluid" before slipping up and swearing in front of the hosts. Read More »

DIY project: easy to make Christmas trees at home

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I think they look fantastic (applause). For those of you who fancy an even more festive feel, Argos is selling a snow-laden version for £37.50 and with five stars online - it's certainly proven a hit with parents in recent years. Around the large National Christmas Tree, as usual, 56 smaller trees were installed, whose decorations were designed by school children dedicated to each of the country's 50 states and territories, including Puerto Rico. Read More »

Bush’s service dog honors the late president

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To the Bush family, Pence said that " today , on behalf of the first family and my family and the American people, we offer our deepest sympathies". "The patriot who lies before us was blessed with many gifts, but there was no doubt which he prized most of all". Read More »

MBS to visit Jordan before returning to Saudi Arabia

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Turkey has evidence documenting that Khashoggi , a Washington Post columnist and a critic of the crown prince, was killed in 7½ minutes, Erdogan said. It said Prince Mohammed was "responsible for the death of a large number of children and civilians in Yemen" as well as that of Khashoggi. Secretary General of the leftist Workers' Party Louisa Hanoun called Prince Mohammed's visit a "provocation". Read More »

One die, 40 injured as bus carrying youth football team crashes

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Arkansas State Police said the wreck happened at 2.40am at 111 mile marker along Interstate 30 near Benton, about 25 miles southwest of Little Rock, as the bus carried the team from Texas to Memphis, Tennessee. "When we talked to teammates here, you saw on their faces about what that young person meant to them, the impact that he had on the school community", Manning said. Read More »

Rigger who fell to his death ahead of Global Citizen Festival identified

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Most people had a good time and got home safely, but the night turned ugly for some when they were accosted by thugs as they left the stadium. Let's take a closer look at each outfit that Beyoncè wore at the Global Citizen Festival . Police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo, speaking to the public broadcaster SABC from Port Elizabeth, said that police had recorded one incident of mugging after the concert, and that the police will not be seeking CCTV footage from the petrol station as ... Read More »

President Trump writes to Imran Khan, seeks help

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Pakistan's Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said Khan received the letter Monday morning. The press release stated: "Special Representative Khalilzad will be in communication with President Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah, and other Afghan stakeholders to coordinate closely on efforts to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table with the Afghan government and other Afghans". Read More »