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South Korea to honor 2015 'comfort women' accord with Japan

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Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha unveiled those plans during a press conference in Seoul as a follow-up to a recent government conclusion that the deal was flawed and sufficient efforts were not made to reflect the views and opinions of victims before it was reached between the neighbors. Read More »

A US Mountain Was Just The Second-Coldest Place On Earth

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According to the Boston Globe , Eureka experienced winds of 3 km/h, the opposite of New Hampshire. The Mount Washington Observatory reported early Saturday that the summit tied for second-coldest place on earth, at a brisk -36 degrees Fahrenheit. Read More »

Central Kashmir: Two hit by pellets in Chadoora clashes

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Police sources said that a joint team of army, police and paramilitary CRPF had launched a cordon-and-search operation at Zohama village, following inputs about the presence of militants there. However, the J&K police later clarified that only 1 militant has been killed. On Saturday militants killed four policemen after triggering an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in the region. Read More »

Italian Court Acquits Finmeccanica's Former Chief in Augusta Westland Corruption case

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They had been convicted in 2016 by a lower court, for paying bribes worth Rs 423 crore to Indian government officials to bag the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland helicopter deal in 2010. The motivations for the sentence would be announced within 90 days. These two executives are Giuseppe Orsi, former chief executive of the state-controlled defence group, formerly known as Finmeccanica, and Bruno Spagnolini, once at the head of helicopter unit AgustaWestland. Read More »

'Just magical': First same-sex marriage ceremonies held across Australia

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The athletes married in a handsome ceremony at the Summergrove Estate, in the Tweed Coast Hinterland, at 12am in front of 55 family members and friends, the Daily Mail reported . "We've already had our big hoo-ha ceremony three years ago, but now we get to declare our love for each other again and have it recognised as a real union", Ms Hickson said. Read More »

Suspect apprehended in killing of Washington state deputy

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A suspect in the shooting death of a Pierce County Sheriff Department deputy is in custody, authorities announced Monday afternoon. After the shooting, McCartney was taken to a Tacoma hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police are actively looking for another man who ran from the scene and is believed to be armed and unsafe. Police had closed off roads in the area and conducted a manhunt among industrial sites as well as wooded areas. Read More »

The Supreme Court Keeps Ducking Gay Rights Cases

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The high court has refused to intervene in a case regarding a Missouri state law that protects from retaliation or punishment of people who believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman, that gender is determined at birth and that sex is reserved for married couples. Read More »

Judge ends case against rancher Cliven Bundy, two sons

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The four-day standoff happened in April 2014 near government-owned land outside Bunkerville, 80 miles (130km) north of Las Vegas. Prosecutors have faced several losses in OR and Nevada arising from armed Bundy standoffs over federal control of vast stretches of land in the U.S. Read More »

Solo: A Star Wars Story Director Hints At Imminent Trailer Reveal

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When Ron Howard jumped in to direct Disney's Solo: A Star Wars Story during the summer, taking over for Phil Lord and Christopher Miller who were fired due to creative differences with Lucasfilm , the A Beautiful Mind director naturally made the production a smooth one for his actors. Read More »

Nigeria launches mass evacuation of citizens from Libya

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Onyeama said: "We know that many of you were trafficked; we know that many of you were taken to Libya without your consent". "Some of the difficulties with getting precise numbers is that some are within the control of the central government in camps, some are clearly outside the camps, some are also in less accessible areas where there might not be full central government control and authority", declared Onyema. Read More »

Tanker ablaze, 32 missing after collision off China

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Thirty-two people are missing after an Iranian oil tanker collided with a Chinese vessel off Shanghai late on Saturday. The huge fire still raged around the stricken ship, which had been carrying 1,36,000 tonnes of light crude oil, with thick black smoke billowing from the vessel and the surrounding sea. Read More »

Clashes erupt in Sudanese city of Sennar as bread prices soar

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They said police formed a cordon to force more than 300 marchers onto the campus of Khartoum University, the largest in Sudan, and continued to fire tear gas at students chanting, "No, no, no to price rises!" "Gatherings and public symposia require prior permission, and any sabotage during protests is not allowed", the minister added, warning that the police forces would suppress any illegal protest. Read More »

Colorado State lands their defensive coordinator in up-and-comer Derrick Ansley

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Rams head coach Mike Bobo is reaching back to his SEC ties which he coached at Georgia from 1999-2014 - one year in that was at Jacksonville State in 2000. Of course, Rams fans know how important a new, exciting and exuberant defensive coordinator will be to the team's efforts in winning a Mountain West Championship as Bobo's offense has been stellar, but the offense has been awful as of late. Read More »

Israel restores power to Gaza after Palestinians promise to pay the bills

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The return of the regular power supply to the Strip would mean Gazans would again see six to eight hours of electricity a day, rather than the two to four hours a day they received during the reduction. Prompted partly by Abbas's sanctions and fears of financial and political isolation, Hamas signed an Egyptian-brokered reconciliation agreement with his Fatah movement in October and agreed to hand over administrative control of the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority. Read More »

MP appointed education secretary in May reshuffle

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It was Mr Green's resignation after he admitted lying over pornography on his office computer that prompted the reshuffle . Although he will not officially hold the title of deputy prime minister, he is expected to deputise for Mrs May at prime minister's questions. Read More »

Durbin Statement On New White House Immigration Proposal - Senator Dick Durbin

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Democrats are planning to leverage the federal budget, which must be passed by January 19 and requires Democrat support, against the wall. "The wall's going to happen or we're not going to have DACA". Border Patrol is closing the door on a program that allows loved ones living on opposite sides of the U.S. -Mexico border to reunite for three minutes by opening the barrier that separates them. Read More »

United States vice president confirms visit to Israel amid Jerusalem tensions

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Pence was originally scheduled to travel the week before Christmas, but postponed the trip so that he could remain in Washington in case his vote is needed to pass tax legislation. He will also hold a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But after Trump announced on December 6 that his administration had made a decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, breaking with decades of US policy, Abbas and others canceled their meetings. Read More »

ASEAN commits to cooperate with India

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Ministers called on Asean and India to press on with economic integration, with Singapore's leaders plumping, in particular, for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade pact as a key way to do so. Singapore, the ASEAN chair, is hosting the meeting for the first time in South East Asia. "India and ASEAN future is full of possibility and also of enormous responsibility". Read More »

2 people trapped in rollover crash near San Simeon

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The wrong-way driver in 2013 Chevy died in the crash. "That is very sad", said Sam Diaz, a local. And Lopez-Cambron's sister, Yaneth Lopez, who had just graduated high school was also killed. The Sacramento region was picked because it has more deadly crashes than any others areas of the state. The Yolo County Coroner's ofice will release the identities of the victims, and the collision remains under investigation. Read More »

Traffic fatalities drop in 2017, marking safest year on record in NYC

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The plan included increasing enforcement of moving violations, ameliorating street designs, increasing penalties for unsafe drivers, lowering speed limits and increasing the use of enforcement cameras. In the last 10 years, Queens Boulevard became a notorious city thoroughfare because of so many deaths there. "We put $100 million into fixing Queens Boulevard, into redesigning it, and in the last three years we have not lost a single pedestrian or cyclist". Read More »

Tens of thousands flee as Syrian regime makes Idlib push

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The latest strikes come as the government steps up its offensive against the country's last rebel-held areas. At least 10 medical facilities, including a crucial women and children's hospital, have also been hit by airstrikes and artillery shelling over nine days in Eastern Ghouta, and the provinces of Idlib and Hama, the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations said, calling the attacks "sickening and unacceptable". Read More »

Threat warns students at Mitchell High to not go to school

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Loaded up bout head out" in text layered over a photo of several guns. Fitzgerald says her 18-year-old son is an avid and responsible hunter who never attended Monticello High School. "The safety of our children and school employees is a top priority and we will continue to have a strong presence in schools to dissuade this type of behavior in any Flagler School". Read More »

Egypt to hold presidential polls in March

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Voter turnout in the 2014 elections was 47.5 per cent, according to the state-run newspaper Al-Ahram, compared with 50 per cent in the 2012 elections. Sisi was speaking during a meeting in Cairo with Saudi Minister of Civil Service Issam Bin Said, in the presence of the Saudi Ambassador to Egypt Ahmed Bin Abdul Aziz Kattan. Read More »

Fmr. GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney Treated For Prostate Cancer

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The 70-year-old, who many speculate might be running for Senate in the upcoming midterm elections, had surgery at a California hospital over the summer, sources told several outlets. According a poll commissioned by The Salt Lake Tribune in October, almost half of Utah residents - 44 percent - backed Romney to replace Hatch out of several potential candidates. Read More »

International Olympic Committee extends deadline for North Koreans to register for Olympics

Critics called Kim's mixed message a gambit to drive a wedge between Seoul and Washington, weaken US -led worldwide pressure and buy time for North Korea to ideal its nuclear weapons. While it is possible that the two Koreas will agree on the North's participation in the Olympics, they are likely to differ sharply over other issues relating to how to improve ties. Read More »

British Prime Minister botches announcement in chaotic reshuffle

Such mishaps illustrate the formidable challenge facing the new chairman Brandon Lewis, his well-regarded deputy James Cleverly , a former soldier, and a team of new vice-chairs, including Harrogate MP Andrew Jones, as they begin to rebuild the party's shattered support base. Read More »

Weather disasters cost USA record $306 billion in 2017 -NOAA

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The previous record was $215 billion in 2005, when hurricanes Katrina , Wilma and Rita slammed the U.S. Gulf Coast. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 16 weather and climate disasters had losses exceeding $1 billion: one drought, two floods, one freeze, eight severe storms, three tropical cyclones, and one wildfire. Read More »

As Trump Enjoys 'Executive Time,' GOP Minions Relentless in 'Wrecking of America'

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As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump largely relied on a series of assertions that he repeated ad nauseam until they were perceived as fact. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump's time in the morning, "is a mix of residence time and Oval Office time but he always has calls with staff, Hill members, cabinet members and foreign leaders during this time". Read More »

Deputy shot and killed identified; manhunt underway in Pierce County

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One of two suspects was also killed during the exchange, according to the sheriff's department. A Pierce County deputy has died after being shot responding to a robbery call near Spanaway, the Sheriff's Department confirmed. "It is with incredible sadness that [we] inform you that our deputy has passed away from his injuries", the sheriff's office posted on Twitter. Another suspect is still at large. Read More »