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A statement issued by the African Union Mission in Washington DC, USA, and copied to the Ghana News Agency expressed infuriation, disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by President Trump . "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!" he wrote. Donald Trump insists he is "not a racist" despite reports of his derogatory comments about immigrants from Haiti and Africa.
  • Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles says Larry Nassar sexually abused her

    Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles says Larry Nassar sexually abused her

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    Today , Simone Biles came forward as another one of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar's victims. As previously reported , the ex-Michigan State University doctor pleaded guilty to molesting 10 girls and possessing child pornography , and was sentenced to 60 years in prison on December 7.
  • Oliver Ivanovic, Kosovo Serb Leader Accused of War Crimes, Is Killed

    Oliver Ivanovic, Kosovo Serb Leader Accused of War Crimes, Is Killed

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    Both Serbian and Kosovo Albanian officials refrained from explicitly accusing each other of being behind the killing as the global community urged the two sides to remain calm. Ivanovic pledged to run on the Kosovo election in October 2017 despite the incident. In January 2016, European Union judges in Kosovo sentenced him to nine years, but the verdict was overturned by an appeals court a year later.
  • Some LI lawmakers back plan to study marijuana legalization

    Some LI lawmakers back plan to study marijuana legalization

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    Terminating this exemption and investing in social work provides the governor with a vehicle to truly improve health care for all New Yorkers. Cuomo did not specifically embrace a legalization, and said the advisory panel, which will include State Police representation, is meant to get at the "facts".
  • Steve Bannon 'summoned' in Russian Federation probe

    Steve Bannon 'summoned' in Russian Federation probe

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    It was unclear, however, whether Mr Bannon will be forced to testify . So far there is no indication that Bannon is being investigated by the Special Counsel Mueller. He was also not present for the controversial firing of Mr Trump's former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, James Comey. A hard-line nationalist who sought to shake up United States domestic and foreign policy, Bannon, 64, was forced out as Trump's chief strategist in August.
  • DPRK to send 140-member orchestra to S. Korea-hosted Winter Olympics

    DPRK to send 140-member orchestra to S. Korea-hosted Winter Olympics

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    Although the United States has agreed to postpone military exercises until after the games, they remain committed to establishing a denuclearized North Korea, and are proving it by co-hosting a new round of talks in Canada on Tuesday aimed at further strangling finances from Kim Jong Un's regime, forcing him to relinquish his pursuit of more advanced nuclear weapons and ballistic missile platforms.
  • Iran Says Planned US-Backed Force Inside Syria Would Fan War

    Iran Says Planned US-Backed Force Inside Syria Would Fan War

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    The US plans to train about 30,000 personnel to help prevent infiltration by IS militants across the Turkish and Iraqi borders and the River Euphrates, which effectively divides Kurdish- and Syrian government-held regions. "They will be providing border security through professionally securing checkpoints and conducting counter-IED operations", the coalition told Reuters , adding that coalition and SDF forces were still engaging remaining ISIS fighters in Deir al-Zor province.
  • Bangladesh Is Sending Rohingya Back To Myanmar - That's Not Good

    Bangladesh Is Sending Rohingya Back To Myanmar - That's Not Good

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    Delwar Hossain, director of East Asian Study Centre of Dhaka University, said on Tuesday that it would be impossible to complete the repatriation process within two years. The Rohingya are a minority ethnic group who practice Islam and have lived for centuries in the Buddhist country of Myanmar. The Bangladeshi side says it's happy for the moment, but that Myanmar's government needs to rebuild trust.
  • Joe Root is fit to play first ODI: Eoin Morgan confirms

    Joe Root is fit to play first ODI: Eoin Morgan confirms

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    Australia had earlier posted 304 for eight built around a stand of 118 between Finch and Mitchell Marsh (50), topped up by a secondary partnership worth 80 between Tim Paine and the inventive Marcus Stoinis (60). Australia have been given just two-day rest at home following the first ODI defeat before they reconvened in Brisbane to begin their preparations for the upcoming clash in Gabba.
  • Over 1000 young people charged by Danish police for sharing sex film

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

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    USA authorities then informed Danish police through Interpol, who facilitate global police co-operation. Either of those punishments would give them a criminal record lasting for up to a decade, police have said. If convicted, some of the young people could face prison time as well as restrictions from professions such as child care. This could hinder the offenders from a future career within social work or from working with children.
  • Goa files arguments in Mahadayi river dispute

    Goa files arguments in Mahadayi river dispute

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    Days after Karnataka attempted to block the Mhadei tributary by resuming the work of the Kalsa nullah dam, Goa Government on Monday filed a voluminous summary of arguments before the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal (MWDT) stressing on the fact that trans basin diversion will deprive people of Goa water for drinking, irrigation and industrial goal, as well as be a disaster for aquatic, marine life and ecology.
  • Qatar denies intercepting UAE civilian jets

    Qatar denies intercepting UAE civilian jets

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    WAM quoted Saif al-Suwaidi, the director-general of the GCAA, as saying the intercepts happened at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. "We will take necessary measures with global bodies for Qatar to face the consequences of these violations", the Bahraini government said .
  • It's puja-path for Rahul in Amethi

    It's puja-path for Rahul in Amethi

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    The police had to intervene to restore order in the area. The addressal was part of the two-day road show being conducted by Gandhi in his Lok Sabha Constituency. Yogi said, "My advise to the entire opposition, particularly the national president of Congress, is that they should focus on politics of development".
  • Britain scrambles two Typhoon jets to intercept Russian planes

    Britain scrambles two Typhoon jets to intercept Russian planes

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    Two RAF Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled to intercept Russian planes approaching United Kingdom airspace this morning. According to Scannernet, which monitors airspace, the "Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s scrambled for QRA-flight", or "Quick Reaction Alert" flight.
  • Iran rejects U.S. call for inspecting its military sites even by IAEA

    Iran rejects U.S. call for inspecting its military sites even by IAEA

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    He wants Iran to allow the immediate inspection of all sites as requested by United Nations inspectors, and he demands no lapse of the "sunset" provisions imposing curbs on Iran's nuclear program. If the2 deal's flaws are not fixed within that time period, then Trump will withdraw the U.S. from the deal. An Iranian judiciary official has denied the allegations suggesting that the law enforcement and military forces have killed protesters during the recent unrests in the country.
  • I'm not racist, Trump says after 'shithole countries' remark

    I'm not racist, Trump says after 'shithole countries' remark

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    Ivana Trump's comments echo the president's own remarks to reporters at a dinner photo opportunity in Florida on Sunday night that "I'm not a racist ". Let's start with skill level. "We have to hold ourselves to a higher standard". Rather, they are encouraged to listen and acknowledge the countries' concerns.
  • House reauthorizes NSA mass surveillance statute, kills reform

    House reauthorizes NSA mass surveillance statute, kills reform

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    Section 702 of FISA empowers the National Security Agency under a special court order to collect and analyze emails and other digital communications of foreigners living overseas, but the agency also ends up collecting data on an unknown number of US persons, which it can later search without a warrant.
  • There are Fights at the Airport of Libyan Capital Tripoli

    There are Fights at the Airport of Libyan Capital Tripoli

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    Mitiga, a former airbase in eastern Tripoli , has been a civilian airport since the city's main global airport was badly damaged in fighting between rival militias in mid-2014. Rada posted pictures of streets around the airport , showing pick-up trucks mounted with guns and a tank. Tripoli has been controlled by a patchwork of armed groups since a 2011 uprising that toppled long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi and led to the splintering of the country.
  • Jakarta stock exchange ceiling collapse: Dozens hurt in chaotic scenes in Indonesia

    Jakarta stock exchange ceiling collapse: Dozens hurt in chaotic scenes in Indonesia

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    Pictures and videos circulating on social media show injured people lying on the floor. "The number of injured. from the floor collapse at the Indonesia Stock Exchange is 75", national police spokesman Setyo Wasisto told AFP. He said the exchange will pay the students' medical costs. "Figures released by five hospitals showed 77 people were injured". Meanwhile, Jarkata the police have ruled out a bomb as a cause of the building collapse.
  • Woman, 42, dies overnight after being passenger in casino boat fire

    Woman, 42, dies overnight after being passenger in casino boat fire

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    Officials say an unidentified 42-year-old woman died after the fire and that 15 people were injured. Frigid air and cold water added panic to the rescue, but everyone was able to make it to shore. A Pasco County bus was brought to the scene to transport wet but uninjured passengers, according to Bay News 9. Dozens of people jumped more than 10 feet into cold winter waters after the bus shipping them to a gambling club dispatch off the Florida Gulf Coast burst into flames Sunday, ...
  • Carillion liquidation puts thousands of jobs at risk

    Carillion liquidation puts thousands of jobs at risk

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    And of course, there are those 43,000 workers, nearly 20,000 of whom are based in the UK. Its Canadian operations include maintaining housing at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, building roads in Ontario and Alberta as well as hospitals in Toronto, North Battleford, Sask., Sault Ste.
  • Toronto schoolgirl hijab attack never happened, police say

    Toronto schoolgirl hijab attack never happened, police say

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    Police released a statement Monday that said the "events described in the original release did not happen". She called upon police to treat the incident as a hate crime. Pugash said the investigation is complete and that they don't "anticipate anything further". He added that it is " very unusual " for someone to make false allegations of this type and said he hopes it will not discourage others from coming forward.
  • Georgia firefighter catches baby from flaming balcony

    Georgia firefighter catches baby from flaming balcony

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    Stroup then carried the child wrapped in a blanket to safety before collapsing on his knees, video shows. The fire started around 5:30 a.m.at the Avondale Forest apartments on the 200 block of Pine Tree Circle in Stone Mountain. Reports indicate there were at least 12 people injured and hospitalized, including four children, but no injuries were considered life-threatening.
  • Kohli leads India resistance; South Africa secure 28-run lead

    Kohli leads India resistance; South Africa secure 28-run lead

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    Kohli was exceptional of good length deliveries in his innings. His was an innings of character and resilience. Trailing by 335 runs, India made a cautious start to their innings, but in the 10th over, opener Lokesh Rahul was caught and bowled by Morkel for 10.
  • Immigration deal `probably dead`, says US President Donald Trump

    Immigration deal `probably dead`, says US President Donald Trump

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    But a federal judge on Tuesday ordered the government to keep DACA going pending resolution of court challenges to the president's decision. The statement from USCIS says people who have already been granted deportation deferral under DACA can request renewal, but the agency will not accept new requests from people who have never received deferred action before.
  • USA envoy to Israel: PA is reason there's no peace

    USA envoy to Israel: PA is reason there's no peace

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    Abbas said "no" to US President Donald Trump's peace plan. The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas said Friday it will not attend a central council meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) next week in Ramallah. Abbas referenced the deal and said that the Palestinian leadership had been offered Abu Dis, an East Jerusalem neighborhood they already control, as a potential capital.
  • Paisley holds one-shot lead in South African Open

    Paisley holds one-shot lead in South African Open

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    Koepka, a brother of reigning US Open champion Brooks, also had to settle for a 71 over the 6,942-metre/7,594-yard layout 12 kilometres east of central Johannesburg. "She doesn't know that much about golf but she knows me really well and she knows when I'm going a little quicker than I usually do or getting a bit tight".
  • Suspect in custody after Greyhound bus evacuated on I-94

    Suspect in custody after Greyhound bus evacuated on I-94

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    A person on the Greyhound bus made threats to harm passengers according to public safety radio transmissions. Authorities found the bus on southbound Interstate 94 and tried to stop it, but did not until after it crossed into IL, the sheriff's office said.
  • Sessions Jeopardizes Safe Haven for Cannabis Industry

    Sessions Jeopardizes Safe Haven for Cannabis Industry

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    I'm thinking this cat is already out of the bag. Yes, Attorney General Jeff Sessions must crack down on California for recreational marijuana use. Attorneys general may have strong pro or con personal views about pot, but their job isn't to tailor enforcement priorities in ways that approach law-making.
  • Queen Elizabeth gets candid about 'disadvantages to crowns'

    Queen Elizabeth gets candid about 'disadvantages to crowns'

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    The queen wears the Imperial State Crown when she delivers a speech at the state opening of Parliament, the Independent reported . But despite looking the picture of happiness to the thousands of people that lined the streets to watch, she has revealed she was actually quite uncomfortable.
  • Flash Freeze Today And Icy Roads

    Flash Freeze Today And Icy Roads

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    Mild and rainy conditions are then expected for the remainder of the night into Thursday morning. Gilkinson Street in Brantford was closed Friday due to flooding. "Temperatures will drop dramatically tonight in the wake of a cold front moving through the area, resulting in water freezing quickly, especially on untreated surfaces", Environment Canada said.
  • Chelsea Manning releases first campaign ad in Senate run

    Chelsea Manning releases first campaign ad in Senate run

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    The 30-year-old would be taking on the incumbent Ben Cardin , a 74-year-old Democrat who has held the seat for more than a decade. The tweet also included a campaign video indicating her intention to run in the 2018 Maryland Democratic primary and was followed by a tweet seeking donations to her campaign.
  • Stricken Iranian Oil Tanker Sinks in East China Sea After Blast

    Stricken Iranian Oil Tanker Sinks in East China Sea After Blast

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    Iran announced that all the ship's crew members were presumed dead, according to Iranian state media. He extended his heartfelt condolences to the Iranian people and bereaved families of the victims. But around noon Sunday, Chinese state media reported that a large explosion shook the Sanchi , its hull and superstructure completely stripped of paint by the flames.
  • Panic as plane skidded off runway and down a cliff in Turkey

    Panic as plane skidded off runway and down a cliff in Turkey

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    The airport was temporarily closed following the incident and but has since re-opened. The aircraft slid down the edge of a cliff and stopped just short of plunging into the Black Sea . Gov. Yucel Yavuz of Trabzon told the local news media that the passengers were safe and that investigators were trying to find out why the plane had left the runway.
  • Philippines on Volcano Watch

    Philippines on Volcano Watch

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    Mount Agung volcano erupts as seen from Kubu, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia November 28, 2017. "We have not reached the critical level", said the head of the Albay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Cedric Daep, as cited by Reuters.
  • Immigration deal reached by bipartisan group

    Immigration deal reached by bipartisan group

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    Their futures hang in the balance". Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer also urged a quick legislative solution. "This is a huge step forward", Becerra said at a morning news conference in Los Angeles. On Tuesday night, Trump clarified any uncertain whether funding for the wall was part of border security. USA immigration authorities said on Saturday that they will resume accepting requests under a program that shields young people brought to the United States illegally from ...
  • Turkey condemns US' PKK/PYD-led army plan in Syria

    Turkey condemns US' PKK/PYD-led army plan in Syria

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    Erdogan said Turkish forces will "continue our operations in Afrin to clear our southern border" of terrorists in the coming days, signaling a possible attack on a Kurdish stronghold in northwest Syria. "More Arabs will serve in the areas along the Euphrates River Valley and along the border with Iraq to the south ". "The base of the new force is essentially a realignment of approximately 15,000 members of the SDF to a new mission in the Border Security Force as their actions ...
  • Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Coast of Peru

    Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Coast of Peru

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    Geological Survey (USGS). The temblor was felt in the capital Lima and several other cities across the country. Chavez says emergency crews are sending tents and mattresses to the displaced families. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center first issued a threat message that " hazardous tsunami waves are forecast for some coasts" and that larger-than-normal waves could hit Peru and Chile.
  • White House, WSJ go to the tape over 'fake news' feud

    White House, WSJ go to the tape over 'fake news' feud

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    The transcript was released after the White House raised questions about the accuracy of some of Trump's quotes. WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump suggested he has developed a positive relationship with North Korea's leader despite their mutual public insults, signaling a possible new openness to diplomacy after months of escalating tensions over the rogue state's nuclear program.
  • Airstrikes on 'Hamas tunnel' between Gaza and Egypt

    Airstrikes on 'Hamas tunnel' between Gaza and Egypt

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    At the same time, 67 Israeli soldiers and four civilians were killed in Israel during the battles. It is at least the third Gaza terror tunnel destroyed by the IDF in recent months. The Israeli military at first described the target as a "terror infrastructure" site, in a statement shortly after the strike, clarifying that it was a tunnel in a conference call with reporters Sunday.