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LA swatting suspect also linked to false 911 call in Canada

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Police surrounded an address and began evacuating nearby homes. "During this incident, a substantial amount of police resources were required to contain the scene and protect the safety of citizens", police say. Wichita Deputy Police Chief Troy Livingston said Finch was shot after he raised his hands quickly and appeared to point a weapon at officers. He said Barriss wasn't on the Calgary Police Service's radar until after the death of 28-year-old Andrew Finch in Wichita on December 28. Read More »

Sanaullah Zehri resigns as Balochistan chief minister amid political crisis

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The prime minister has also taken notice of the role of provincial lawmakers for letting the situation come to its present stage. It is believed that the new chief minister will also be someone from the PML-N but the change shows that the local lawmakers were taking decisions on their own by ignoring the leadership in Islamabad . Read More »

NK participation in Olympics an opportunity to see value of denuclearization

President Moon Jae-in spoke of a potential summit a day after the two Koreas held their first high-level meeting in about two years and agreed to cooperate in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea . North Korea also participated in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Prior to Tuesday's negotiations, analysts and Korea watchers had advised against getting too excited about these talks. Read More »

Magnitude 7.8 Quake Strikes Caribbean, Tsunami Advisory For PR, Virgin Islands

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Geological Service. A tsunami is not expected on the U.S. Atlantic coast or Gulf Coast. The quake rattled windows in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa roughly 323 miles (519 km) to the east, but no damage was immediately reported. "This includes some coastal areas of Jamaica, Mexico, Cuba, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, Cayman Islands, Honduras , Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands". Read More »

Siddaramaiah-Yogi Twitter war gets ugly, beef duel goes viral

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Addressing a BJP rally earlier in the day, Adityanath accused Siddaramaiah of pushing development in the state by five years and also targeted Siddaramaiah for remembering his Hindu roots, "just as Congress president Rahul Gandhi went to temple after temple during the Gujarat election". Read More »

Spokesman: Senior Hamas official shot himself in the head

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The Hamas militant group says one of its senior officials is in critical condition after accidentally shooting himself while cleaning his weapon. There was no independent confirmation of the circumstances of the incident. Al-Alami is known as the long-time Hamas envoy to the Iranian government. Israel has accused him of planning multiple attacks. The Jihadi organization also accuses Hamas of persecuting the IS's "believers" inside the Gaza Strip and cooperating with the Egyptian military. Read More »

Oprah Winfrey 'actively thinking' about running for president

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President Donald Trump said he'd welcome a re-election challenge from fellow billionaire Oprah Winfrey . He says, " Oprah would be a lot of fun". "I thought, obviously, this man has something wonderful in store for me", - she said. In her powerful tone she spoke of seeing Sidney Poitier win an Academy Award when she was a girl, and weaved it into the #MeToo movement. She also possesses some of Trump's strengths in that she is an outsider untainted by the public's disgust with ... Read More »

President Donald Trump arrives at 2018 national championship

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US President Donald Trump walked onto the field and stood with members of the military for the National Anthem at a college football national championship game in Atlanta , the media reported. Trump is believed to have left the game after the first half, thereby missing the half-time entertainment from rapper Kendrick Lamar, who is no fan of the president. Read More »

Iranian oil tanker on fire in East China Sea - 32 crew missing

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The body of one of the 32 crewmen has been recovered, while the other 31 are missing. Bulk carrier CF Crystal, carrying grain from the US, hit South Korea-bound The Sanchi at around 9pm on January 6, 300km from China's east coast. A statement from Ministry of Transport of the People's Republic of China said "the accident caused the vessel Sanchi to (catch) fire on the whole vessel and the vessel was tilted to the right and the crew was lost". Read More »

Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough denies yelling 'F

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For those unaware, President Donald Trump made a decision to attend the 2018 College Football National Championship. "Instead, Scarbrough claimed he said was, "(Expletive) Georgia", on Twitter following the Crimson Tide's overtime victory that won the program's fifth national title under head coach Nick Saban. Read More »

Molson Coors snaps up Aspall Cyder in UK

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But the United Kingdom remains the largest market for cider on the continent, accounting for roughly 45% of all sales. Aspall Cyder is a 290 year-old cider and vinegar-maker. The company also produces and sells a line of organic hard ciders and vinegars, which Molson Coors plans to continue producing. Financial terms have not been disclosed, but the deal is thought to value Aspall at about £40m including debt. Read More »

U.S. security experts back Iran nuclear deal, as Trump faces deadlines

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Zarif denied reports that the talks would focus on the recent protests in Iran that claimed 21 lives, saying such claims were "baseless and unfounded". Still, he has so far stopped short of withdrawing the United States from the accord. Amid the rapidly escalating tensions, Moscow warned Washington against meddling in Iran's internal affairs, critisizing the USA for using the situation in the Islamic Republic to scupper the nuclear agreement with Tehran. Read More »

China acknowledges Pakistan's sacrifices in war on terror

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Pakistan Foreign Service Academy and China Foreign Affairs Studies University signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to further enhance cooperation in research, academic exchanges and training of young diplomats here on Tuesday. As the Trump administration announced plans this week to cut all security funding to Pakistan, Beijing revealed it would build an offshore naval base near a strategic Pakistani port. Read More »

Two terrorists killed in J&K's Anantnag, encounter on

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The identities of the slain militants are yet to be ascertained. Official figures reveal that more than 206 militants were killed past year, which is highest since 2010.Figures reveal that 270 militants were killed by security forces in 2010. Read More »

Blast rocks Quetta, 6 killed, injured 17

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Outlawed militant groups like Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi have mostly been involved in attacks on security forces in recent years. The area has been cordoned off and media has been stopped from moving near the blast site. In one of the deadliest attacks in the city's history, in October 2016, terrorists wearing suicide jackets killed at least 60 police cadets in an attack on Quetta's police training center. Read More »

Monessen high school graduate Frances McDormand among winners at Golden Globe Awards

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McDormand plays the mother seeking justice for her daughter, who was raped and killed, and takes on the small town police force. McDormand won for her performance in Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri , in which she has ample opportunity to deploy poetically profane language (her favorite curse, as she revealed to EW back in September, is " Jesus tits "). Read More »

BJP condemns Rahul Gandhi's Bahrain speech

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Rahul Gandhi, President of Indian National Congress who is on a visit to Bahrain as a part of his outreach to the Indian diaspora, met the Indians living there and delivered a sharply critical speech. Mr. Prasad said the Congress had a lot to answer for the "hypocrisy that it displayed" on welfare of all communities in society, specifically its ambiguity with regard to the Triple Talaq Bill. Read More »

Rugby Star Ottio's Death Mourned

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Papua New Guinea star David Mead has led the tributes for his 2017 World Cup teammate, who died aged 23 while training in PNG ahead of linking with the Widnes Vikings. "I spoke to him on Saturday and he was excited about coming to play for us". Wasn't a day he wasn't smiling, gone way too soon. Widnes said they have been inundated by thousands of heartfelt messages from people across the world, adding they want to do everything they can to celebrate Ottio's life. Read More »

Warming, rain and cold weather all In the forecast

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Wind gusts in these areas could reach as high as 30 miles per hour, causing patchy blowing and drifting snow. Streets and sidewalks were slick late Monday afternoon in Center City as the precipitation moved in from west to east. Partly sunny, with a high near 7. Low: 14. Day: Partly cloudy skies become overcast in the evening. Low: 0. Day: Mostly sunny and cold with west to southwest winds around 6 miles per hour. Read More »

Trump to attend World Economic Forum in Swiss ski resort

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It will be updated. Trump's trip to Davos - a conference that runs from January 23-26 - will come just days before Trump delivers his first State of the Union address on January 30. Last year, President Xi Jinping became the first Chinese leader to attend the meet, whose stated mission is "improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas". Read More »

Trump stands on field for National Anthem at college game

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Shortly after arriving in Atlanta , Trump signed a bill that grants Georgia its first national historic park at the Martin Luther King Jr. At least two groups have announced plans to protest President Donald Trump's visit to Atlanta for the game, which was set to kick off after 8 p.m. Read More »

Israeli TV airs audio of Netanyahu's son outside strip club

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In the recording , broadcast by the Israel Television Channel , Benjamin Netanyahu 's son tells the son of an Israeli gas tycoon the Prime Minister helped advance a $20bn (£15bn) deal in parliament which benefited his father. "These words do not represent who I am, the values I was raised on, or the principles I believe in". I regret the remarks and apologize if anyone was hurt by them. Read More »

Senator Releases Interview With Co-Founder of Firm That Commissioned Trump Dossier

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Simpson, founder of the research firm Fusion GPS, spoke to investigators with the Senate Judiciary Committee for 10 hours in August. Feinstein's move comes a day after two other committee Democrats, Sens. In the op-ed, they called for the transcripts of Simpson's congressional testimony to be released. Trump has derided the dossier as politically motivated, and several GOP-led committees are investigating whether it formed the basis for the FBI's initial investigation into Russian ... Read More »

Teacher questioning superintendent's pay removed from board meeting in handcuffs

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With the board seemingly uninterested in answering the educator's concerns, an Abbeville city marshal then charged into view, confronted the woman, and demanded she leave the crowded meeting. When asked by WAFB for comment Tuesday morning, Payou declined to comment on the incident. The station also reports that it is unsure whether the marshal was acting on his own accord or if someone on the school board instructed him to arrest Hargrave. Read More »

France Gall, French pop singer and Eurovision victor, dies at 70

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She had been battling cancer for two years and was taken to the hospital near Paris last month for a severe infection. Their relationship soured, however, after another hit, Les Sucettes ('Lollipops'), embarrassed the young Gall as she failed to grasp the sexual references in the lyrics of the notoriously provocative Gainsbourg. Read More »

'Total Dhamaal' begins today; Aamir Khan did the Mahurat clap!

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Actor Aamir Khan had collaborated with director Indra Kumar to deliver a couple of hits - Ishq (1997) and Dil (1990). Ajay and Madhuri were last seen together in Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke and Lajja in 2001 while Anil Kapoor and Madhuri have been one of the most superhit Jodis of Bollywood that featured in several films with Pukar being the last one in 2000. Read More »

VP Pence Set for Middle East Tour, After Postponement Last Month

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Before Trump's announcement of the United States recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had planned to meet with Pence in the biblical town of Bethlehem but pulled out of the meeting in protest. presidents for decades. The global community does not recognise Israeli sovereignty over the full city. The president last week questioned why the US should make "any of these massive future payments" when the Palestinians are "no longer willing to talk peace". Read More »

Joe Arpaio, Controversial Sheriff Pardoned by Trump, Enters Arizona Senate Race

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Arpaio's presidential pardon came after he was convicted of contempt of court for refusing a court order to alter his department's controversial policing tactics of the Latino community in Maricopa County. "I'm not here to get my name in the paper, I get that everyday, anyway". Kelli Ward, a well-known conservative candidate best known for challenging Sen. Read More »

After Tense CNN Interview with Stephen Miller, President Trump Fires Back

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There's one viewer that you care about right now and you're being obsequious and you're being a factotum in order to please him, OK", Tapper said on State of the Union . OK, you get the gist. "Some programs on CNN have become borderline unwatchable due to their hatred of this administration". Throughout the interview, Miller repeatedly praised Trump's political prowess, knocking the "so-called political geniuses in Washington" who didn't predict the populist Republican's ascent. Read More »

DACA, immigration reform focus of bipartisan meeting

So we have to get rid of the lottery system. "And we are going to build the wall", the President said to cheers at a convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Nasvhille, Tennessee on Monday. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinDemocrats turn on Al Franken Minnesota's largest newspaper calls on Franken to resign Democratic senator predicts Franken will resign Thursday MORE (Ill.) - an outspoken supporter of young immigrants known as DREAMers - and House Minority Whip Steny ... Read More »

Palestine denies report on envoy

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Palestinian ambassador to Pakistan Ali had attended the Difah-e-Pakistan Council rally organised in Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi on December 29. An official statement released by the interior ministry said that any financial donation made towards these 72 organisations would be considered as crime. Read More »

Altice USA Inc Stock Spikes on Spinoff Plans

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Cable television, internet and telephone services provider Altice USA Inc. would separate from its parent company under a plan announced Monday but continue to be controlled by majority shareholder and founder Patrick Drahi, officials said. Read More »