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European Union and Arab League countries insist that Jerusalem must be the joint capital of Israel and a future Palestinian state, as the USA prepares to move its embassy there in a step angering the Arab world. The United Nations General Assembly on December 21 overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution that calls on the USA to withdraw its controversial recognition of Quds as the Israeli capital.
  • Dolly Parton charity donates 100 millionth book

    Dolly Parton charity donates 100 millionth book

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    Dolly Parton enshrined the 100 millionth book distributed from her Imagination Library into the Library of Congress on Tuesday. The organization mails free books to children from birth to kindergarten. The singer writes on the program's website that when she was growing up, she knew her dreams would come true, and knows there are children with their own dreams.
  • Seoul: US should lower threshold for talks with North Korea

    Seoul: US should lower threshold for talks with North Korea

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    US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka was just a few seats away from North Korea's Kim Yong Chol, who is accused of masterminding attacks on South Korea and is blacklisted by Seoul. She has some popularity in Asia, and the perception of her as a smoother player in her father's administration - and, not inconsequentially, a younger one as well - allows the United States a photogenic representative at the end of a games dominated by unusually adept PR moves from North Korea.
  • Korean delegate says Pyongyang willing to hold talks with US

    Korean delegate says Pyongyang willing to hold talks with US

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    The North Korean delegation, led by former military intelligence chief Kim Yong-chol, met Chung Eui-yong, security adviser for the South Korean presidential Blue House, and other government officials for lunch on Monday. Several conservative lawmakers protested on a road near the inter-Korean land border on Tuesday, demanding Kim apologize over the attacks before leaving.
  • Kashmir : Militant killed, cop injured in grenade attack on police station

    Kashmir : Militant killed, cop injured in grenade attack on police station

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    Hizbul Mujahideen militant Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan, who was killed in the attack, tried to escape from Tral police station wearing a burqa. A police constable, identified as Mehraj Din got injured in the attack, India Today reported. All the shops and business establishment remained shut while transport too remained off the roads. A government official in south Kashmir said a magisterial probe had been ordered into the circumstances that led to his death that triggered protests in the ...
  • Canadian cruise pair admit to record drug haul

    Canadian cruise pair admit to record drug haul

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    The pair changed their pleas to guilty after the reckless ruse sentenced the 29-year-old adult actress to four and a half years in prison. They both pleaded guilty to a charge of jointly commission the importation of a commercial quantity of border controlled drug just days away from their expected trial.
  • Australians apologise for 'creepy' interview with Jacinda Ardern

    Australians apologise for 'creepy' interview with Jacinda Ardern

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    Mr Wooley had written an online article for Channel Nine prior to the broadcast of the 60 Minutes interview, stating that a political profile needs "a certain engagement". Some viewers were incensed when Wooley questioned the Prime Minister on her pregnancy which will make her the first elected female western leader to have a child in office.
  • CDC official who handled Zika and Ebola outbreaks mysteriously missing

    CDC official who handled Zika and Ebola outbreaks mysteriously missing

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    The dog, officially named Mister Bojangles Cunningham but known as Bo, had twice accompanied Cunningham to Harvard where he went for his master's and doctoral degrees. When they arrived, they found the house and the garage were locked, and two windows were open, according to the Times. The Atlanta Police Department told The Washington Post yesterday (Feb.
  • Bhaichung Bhutia: I am no longer associated with any political party

    Bhaichung Bhutia: I am no longer associated with any political party

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    Bhutia, in a tweet, announced cutting of ties with Mamata Banerjee's party. After joining Trinamul, Bhaichung was fielded in Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat in 2014 against S.S. However, speculations are rife that Bhutia might get involved in the Sikkim politics as the state would go to Assembly polls in 2019. It also came as a blow to his fans that looked forward to his active participation in the politics for the welfare of football and other sports.
  • Afghans see off Windies in WC warm-up

    Afghans see off Windies in WC warm-up

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    Holder had said the previous day that it was "about time we win a World Cup", but with unsafe sides like Ireland and Netherlands in their qualifying group, it may be about time that they focus on getting to England first. The two of the greatest hitters of the cricket ball has picked their home nation out of the rest of the events and will be representing their team in all the qualifying matches.
  • Delhi Chief Secretary assault case: Employees demand action against Arvind Kejriwal, Sisodia

    Delhi Chief Secretary assault case: Employees demand action against Arvind Kejriwal, Sisodia

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    Chief Minister regarding the criminal act of physical assault on the Chief Secretary", the resolution stated. "Now when the MLAs have been arrested, ministers have been assaulted by stenographers and under-secretaries and IAS officers have stopped attending meetings called by ministers and the Chief Minister, it is time to address the structural malaise afflicting Delhi", Khetan had written in The Indian Express .
  • OR teachers follow public union fight in Supreme Court

    OR teachers follow public union fight in Supreme Court

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    Alt says Janus is required, however, to pay fees. Kennedy and other conservative justices on the court took the position that everything a public employee union bargains for involves public policy, and thus a public employee who disagrees with that policy should not be forced to pay for the negotiations.
  • Oil Up as Saudi Arabia Set to Lead Production Cut Efforts

    Oil Up as Saudi Arabia Set to Lead Production Cut Efforts

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    The EIA will also release its monthly report on crude supply , which analysts expect to include substantial upward revisions to US oil output. Meanwhile, Cushing stockpiles fell by 1.28 million barrels. The market surplus that helped push crude oil prices below $30 per barrel is evaporating with the support of an effort led by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, but it's offset somewhat by US production gains.
  • N Korean VIPs targeted on way to Games close

    N Korean VIPs targeted on way to Games close

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    The South Korean flag was carried by speed skater Lee Seung-hoon, who won the gold medal in the inaugural men's mass start on Saturday, while Kim Ju-sik, who competed in pairs figure skating with Ryom Tae-ok at the Olympics, was the North Korean flagbearer.
  • North Korean general and Ivanka Trump attend Olympic close

    North Korean general and Ivanka Trump attend Olympic close

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    During his speech, Bach invited several athletes to join him on stage, including South Korea's gold medal-winning skeleton rider Yun Sung-bin, North Korean figure skater Ryom Tae Ok, American skier Lindsey Vonn and Tongan flag carrier Pita Taufatofua.
  • Iraq sentences 16 Turkish women to death over IS ties

    Iraq sentences 16 Turkish women to death over IS ties

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    Also on Thursday, an Iraqi newspaper reported that more than 1,500 foreign women and children from the families of IS militants are being held by the Iraqi authorities, which are coordinating with the countries of origin to decide their fate.
  • ASM Sports Investigation Docs List Schools, Players

    ASM Sports Investigation Docs List Schools, Players

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    Yahoo viewed hundreds of documents in the case. It also detailed additional cash advances to Bowen, VanVleet and Jones and $800 to former number one overall NBA Draft pick Markelle Fultz , who was still at Washington at the time. He was selected No. 14 overall in the National Basketball Association draft by the Miami Heat in June. "We have no knowledge of the transactions described in the Yahoo report published this morning".
  • North Korea 'open to talks with US'

    North Korea 'open to talks with US'

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    So we should assume the real target of new sanctions are South Korea or President Moon Jae-in's attempts to revive the "sunshine policy" of engaging North Korea rather than isolating it. "They did not have conversations with North Korea often, but this government is trying to reach out hands to North Korea and try to make them into the stage of the world so that people recognize North Korea more ".
  • White House gives North Korea ultimatum for having talks

    White House gives North Korea ultimatum for having talks

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    The biggest obstacle to improving North-South ties remains North Korea's nuclear arsenal. The North Korean delegation abruptly cancelled a meeting with Vice President Mike Pence at the start of the Olympics earlier this month, the Trump administration said last week.
  • Is Ivanka Trump flying on Air Force One for the Olympics?

    Is Ivanka Trump flying on Air Force One for the Olympics?

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    A day before the North Korean officials arrived in the South, Pyongyang said its nuclear arsenal was aimed only at the U.S. and dismissed any talk that it would attempt to reunify the Korean peninsula by force, according to the state news agency.
  • Several dead in Kentucky and Arkansas as storms unleash suspected tornadoes

    Several dead in Kentucky and Arkansas as storms unleash suspected tornadoes

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    In Logan County, authorities confirmed that a possible tornado led to one death overnight. In northeast Arkansas , an 83-year-old man was killed after high winds toppled a trailer home. School director of marketing and digital media Kevin Young said the 15-year-old girl was taken to a hospital as a precaution. Widespread flooding was reported throughout the state in low-lying areas, she said, forcing many roads to close.
  • Democrats in California decline to endorse Dianne Feinstein's re-election bid

    Democrats in California decline to endorse Dianne Feinstein's re-election bid

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    U.S. President Barack Obama is surrounded by members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC) in the President's Room after signing his first act as president, a proclamation, moments after being sworn in as the 44th President of the United States during the inaugural ceremony in Washington January 20, 2009.
  • S. Korea: N. Korea willing to talk with US

    S. Korea: N. Korea willing to talk with US

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    The announcement came after Gen. Kim Yong-Chol, who headed North Korea's delegation to the closing ceremony of Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, met South Korean President Moon Jae-In before the closing ceremony of Olympics, BBC reported on Sunday.
  • North willing to hold talks with US: South Korea

    North willing to hold talks with US: South Korea

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    His re-engagement with the North also won apparent endorsement from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who attended the opening ceremony. As the lights dimmed in the stadium for the closing ceremony, delegates from North Korea and the United States took their seats in the VIP box.
  • After Parkland, the NRA gets schooled on gun control

    After Parkland, the NRA gets schooled on gun control

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    The president, however, didn't offer details of how he would push for any policy changes in the world's most developed country always been plagued by gun violence, with more than 300 million guns scattered nationwide. "Must be offensive, defense alone won't work!" Departing the White House for CPAC, Trump told reporters that "when it came time to get in there and do something ", Florida deputy Scot Peterson "didn't have the courage or something happened".
  • 10-year-old boy killed, mom hurt in New Jersey shooting

    10-year-old boy killed, mom hurt in New Jersey shooting

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    The Neptune Township teen was charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and aggravated assault. The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutors Matthew Bogner and Joseph Cummings. Lilia Merino, the boy's 39-year-old mother, was also injured in the shooting. She has been treated and released from the hospital. The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office, which is handling the investigation, did not immediately return a call.
  • 4 gold medals to be awarded on last day of Pyeongchang Games

    4 gold medals to be awarded on last day of Pyeongchang Games

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    Earlier this week, the US government said Vice President Mike Pence was set to meet North Korean officials during his visit to South Korea for the opening ceremony, but that North Korea canceled at the last minute. "I am turned off when North Korean cheerleaders chant 'We are one!' That feels like forcing a sense of unity that isn't really there". Though Pence stood to cheer the entrance of the USA team, he remained seated when the athletes from North and South Korea marched together behind ...
  • Symantec Cuts Ties With NRA Amid Backlash Over School Shootings

    Symantec Cuts Ties With NRA Amid Backlash Over School Shootings

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    On Saturday morning, Delta Air Lines announced that it would no longer offer discounted rates to NRA members. "The company will request that the NRA remove Delta's information from its meeting website ". They have also asked the group to remove any references to the airlines from its website. But when reached for comment, Avis Budget Group told CNNMoney that it too was ending its partnership with the organization.
  • Trump urges national unity, investigation of 'the other side' amid Russian Federation probe

    Trump urges national unity, investigation of 'the other side' amid Russian Federation probe

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    Adam Schiff , said Saturday that the memo should "put to rest any concerns that the American people might have" as to the conduct of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Justice Department and the court that issued the secret warrant. Notably, the Democratic memo reveals that all four judges on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court who approved the initial surveillance - which began in October 2016 - as well as three 90-day renewals were appointed by Republican presidents.
  • Moving from women development to women-led development: Modi

    Moving from women development to women-led development: Modi

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    Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi , Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and his cabinet colleagues welcomed PM Modi at the airport. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited Puducherry where he visited the Aurobindo Ashram and paid homage to its founder, Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.
  • Kanye West's family to play against the Kardashians in 'Celebrity Family Feud'

    Kanye West's family to play against the Kardashians in 'Celebrity Family Feud'

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    Jennifer interviewed Kim for Jimmy Kimmel Live! "They've been absolutely lovely to me". We're so jealous of what Kendall Jenner is up to today - she's filming an episode of Family Feud! Kim didn't offer much in the way explanation on the post, just a simple tongue sticking out emoji, to match the sassy look she gave the camera.
  • Medalist watches bobsledding with Ivanka Trump

    Medalist watches bobsledding with Ivanka Trump

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    North and South Korea marched together despite heavy backlash. Then, when it was time for the Closing Ceremony, he took a shot at Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, who is an advisor to the president and came to South Korea to be with Team USA for the Closing Cermony.
  • Top 10 iconic dialogues of legendary actress Sridevi

    Top 10 iconic dialogues of legendary actress Sridevi

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    She is survived by her producer husband Boney Kapoor and her two daughters , Janhvi and Khushi. The news of Sridevi's death spread like wildfire with stars such as her contemporary Madhuri Dixit , Priyanka Chopra , Sushmita Sen and Riteish Deshmukh taking to social media to express their grief.
  • Two policemen shot dead by militants in Kashmir

    Two policemen shot dead by militants in Kashmir

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    Earlier, a policeman guarding the Chrar-e-Sharief shrine in Budgam was sacked upon by militants. He was moved to a hospital in an injured state but succumbed to his injuries. The spokesman said cases in both the incidents were registered and investigation set in motion. Director General of Police SP Vaid condoled the Constable's death in a tweet.
  • Putin ally's private army behind attack on US-backed forces?

    Putin ally's private army behind attack on US-backed forces?

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    He added, however, that he can not officially confirm the reports . Russian Federation first deployed forces and aircraft to Syria in 2015, changing the dynamic as US and coalition troops began their air campaign against ISIS. He argues Russian Federation is facing "a series of new challenges" in Syria as other outside adversaries maneuver to secure zones of influence and consolidate footholds via proxies or using their own forces.
  • Massive quake hits Papua New Guinea

    Massive quake hits Papua New Guinea

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    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no risk of a tsunami in the aftermath of the tremor. Felix Taranu, a seismologist at the Geophysical Observatory in the capital Port Moresby said the quake was felt strongly at Mount Hagen, some 168 kilometres away.
  • North Korea open to talks with US, South Korea says

    North Korea open to talks with US, South Korea says

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    The visit by Kim Yong Chol, heading an eight-member delegation that crossed the Demilitarised Zone Sunday morning, is the final piece of the Games-led diplomacy that has dominated headlines from Pyeongchang after months of tensions. Senior officials from Pyongyang visiting South Korea on Sunday said North Korea was open to talks with the United States, hours after it accused Washington of trying to stir up conflict on the peninsula with new sanctions .
  • Leicester explosion: Huge blast rocks street as police rush to 'major incident'

    Leicester explosion: Huge blast rocks street as police rush to 'major incident'

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    A spokeswoman for Leicestershire Police said all the emergency services were in attendance, including six fire engines. Officers have said they are conducting a search and rescue operation at the scene. The street is a mix of apartments and small shops, including a convenience store, a kebab restaurant and a Polish grocery. Electricity to the area was cut for safety reasons and a large police cordon was established.
  • Archaeologists find ancient necropolis south of Cairo

    Archaeologists find ancient necropolis south of Cairo

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    It was pointed out that the necropolis could correspond to the late pharaonic period and the Ptolemaic dynasty. The excavation is expected to take another five years and the authorities believe that it would be a new beginning for Egypt's tourism sector.