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Global Trump Says His Normal Cognitive Ability Will Help Solve North Korean Situation
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Tillerson declined to comment on whether the White House is considering limited military action against Pyongyang , in response to reports that some in the Trump administration advocate military action to give the North a "bloody nose". The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA )-the UN's watchdog charged with monitoring Iran's nuclear activities-has previously said that Tehran has been in compliance with the nuclear deal.

Global 'Cold War Mentality': US Defense Strategy Includes False Judgments on China
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said terrorism is no longer the No. 1 priority. "It is regrettable that instead of having a normal dialogue, instead of using the basis of global law, the USA is indeed striving to prove their leadership through such confrontational strategies and concepts", Lavrov told a news conference at the United Nations.

Global Jerusalem 'Key to Peace in the Region': King of Jordan to Pence
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Vice President Mike Pence asked Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and King Abdullah of Jordan to reach out to Palestinian Authority leaders on behalf of the US, a person familiar with the matter said. It is the highest-level United States visit to the region since President Donald Trump made his declaration on December 6 and promised to begin the process of moving the American embassy to the city, whose status is at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Global China warns off U.S. destroyer near South China Sea's strategic Scarborough Shoal
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The Chinese government on Saturday accused the USA of trespassing in its territorial waters when a US guided missile destroyer sailed near Scarborough Shoal to promote freedom of navigation in the disputed waters. "All operations are conducted in accordance with worldwide law and demonstrate that the United States will fly, sail, and operate wherever global law allows", stated Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Logan, cited by Reuters .

Global Jacinda Ardern baby gives New Zealand's opposition sleepless nights
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Having found herself in the midst of tough coalition negotiations after a closely fought election, Jacinda Ardern was facing far more than her political colleagues could have guessed. Ardern, who identifies as a feminist , went on to explain that she'll be wearing "two hats" after she has her child, serving as both "Prime Minister AND a mum".

Global NYC makes the cut as Amazon narrows list for second headquarters
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Two Texas cities, Houston and El Paso, were also eliminated for the possible headquarters location that could bring as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs to the selected city. "Through Toronto Global, Mississauga will continue to work with Amazon to move ahead with our business case to attract this transformational investment to the Toronto Region - which will provide economic benefits to communities throughout the Toronto Region".

Global Winter Storm Jaxon targets Denver and midwest
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As for the Twin Cities, snow totals are more hard to forecast. A blizzard warning has been posted for much of southern Minnesota, with 8 to 14 inches the anticipated range of depth for areas in and around Mankato, Fairmont, St. The amount of snowfall will gradually decrease to the north and west, with just an inch or so in St. Cloud, Hinckley and Duluth. A storm system moving through the Pacific will bring heavy rain and snow back to Northern California for our Sunday forecast.

Global CJI to head Loya bench
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Last Tuesday, in wake of the blistering attack by Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph against the Chief Justice, the two-judge Bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Mohan M Shantanagoudar had adjourned the hearing in the Loya case without listing a date for the next hearing.

Global Abbasi, Modi unlikely to meet in Davos
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Modi said that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government had helped 100 million people start their own business through the Mudra Yojana, under which a total amount of Rs4 trillion was given to people for the goal.

Global 17 killed in fire at plastic godown in Bawana Industrial Area
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The victims were trapped in the basement, first and second floors when the fire spread from the basement to the floors above, the police officer said. PTI reported an injured labourer told police that the firecrackers were brought from outside and packed at the factory. The Delhi Fire Services said it received a call about the fire at the factory around 6.20 pm.

Global Twitter to notify 677775 Americans who interacted with Russian-linked accounts
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The disclosures are the latest sign of how widely the effort to disrupt the 2016 election through disinformation permeated the services of social media companies, including Twitter , Facebook and Google. "We have identified an additional 1,062 accounts associated with the IRA", the release said on Friday. Twitter says it's now uncovered more accounts and new information on the wide-reaching Russian cyberintelligence campaign.

Global Government Shuts Down As Congress Fails To Reach Spending Agreement
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The White House in a statement blamed shutdown on Democrats calling them "obstructionist losers, not legislators" accusing them of blocking the bill to avert shutdown. In addition, many civilian Department of Defense employees will not be working during the shutdown, including instructors at military academies and maintenance contractors.

Global India successfully tests nuke missile
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It was conducted off a test range from Odisha's Abdul Kalam island. The three-stage missile zoomed to a height of over 600km in its parabolic trajectory and then splashed down around 4,900km away towards Australia in the Indian Ocean barely 19 minutes later.

Global Terror attack reported at popular Kabul hotel
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The same hotel had come under attack earlier in 2011 in which at least 10 people lost their lives. "I beg the security forces to rescue us as soon as possible before they reach and kill us". US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said it was not known if any American citizens had been caught up in the attack. The attack comes just days after the USA embassy in Kabul issued a warning about hotels in the city, saying it was aware of planned attacks by extremist groups.

Global Donald Trump is in 'excellent health' after first Presidential health check
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Jackson says Trump's heart exam was normal, with regular rhythm and no abnormal sounds. President Donald Trump's physical exam results give an insight into his medical health and wellness for the first time in his presidency. "I'm not gonna comment on that - I might comment on that if that were my 5-year-old", Dr. Jackson responded. This claim has been rubbished by the White House as offensive.

Global High winds for Wales and England, more snow in the north
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That warning will remain in place until 2am tomorrow morning. "Widespread frosts are forecast on Thursday and Friday night and while the heaviest snow will fall over high ground in the north, there is a widespread risk of wintry showers including hail or sleet widely and possibly to lower levels into the weekend".

Global Met Office snow shower warning includes parts of West Sussex
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The UK Met Office has issued a less sever status yellow snow warning for Northern Ireland from 6pm on Wednesday until 6am on Thursday. Persistent, heavy snow is expected with travel delays possible on some roads . "Here, there is potential for disruption to power supplies from frequent lightning strikes". The national forecaster warned with the widespread winter showers there would be "some accumulations of snow" in places.

Global Neighbor charged with felony assault against Rand Paul
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Rand Paul while he was mowing his yard wearing headphones. "Assaulting a member of Congress is an offense we take very seriously", Josh J. Minkler, the U.S. Paul, a Republican, was not politically motivated, Mr. Baker said, adding that it was "a matter that most people would regard as trivial". Louisville's FBI office investigated the case.

Global The Supreme Court Has Agreed To Rule On Trump's Latest Travel Ban
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A case concerning the legality of a previous version of the ban was on the Court's calendar for earlier in the term but the justices removed it after the President issued this version of the travel ban in September. The law does not "surrender to the president a boundless authority to set the rules of entry and override the immigration laws at will", Katyal said in court papers.

Global DUP MP brands Taoiseach Leo Varadkar as a
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Earlier on Wednesday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told MEPs that he still saw Brexit as a "catastrophe", and felt it was a "lose-lose situation" for the EU and Britain. While EU judges would have to be consulted, according to the study, Juncker said on Wednesday that Britons should be allowed to stay, while Tusk said on Tuesday that EU's hearts are "still open".

Global What is the Montreal Cognitive Assessment test?
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The exam was conducted by Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson , who was appointed by Barack Obama back in 2013. Aside from his weight, Trump's cardiac health is excellent for his age (Trump is the oldest President to ever assume office). Jackson said he prescribed a diet lower in fat and carbohydrates, and exercise. A BMI of 30 and over is considered obese. President Trump does take medication in a bid to lower his higher-than-recommended cholesterol level of 233, however, as well as daily ...

Global Lebanon bans The Post movie
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An unidentified official from General Security told Lebanese daily Annahar that the ban against the film was not negotiable because Spielberg is on the Arab boycott list, which Lebanon legally abides by. "We think this is not the right decision", he said. "This is an awesome development, and to the best of my knowledge, unprecedented in Lebanon", Gino Raidy, of the anti-censorship group March, wrote on his blog .

Global Putin strips off for icy dip to mark Orthodox Epiphany
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Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said the temperature of the water was 21 degrees Fahrenheit. The ceremony to purify the spirit drew half a million worshippers to natural and artificial pools at 4,000 sites across Russian Federation on Friday, the government-run Channel One reported - including some who took a dip in the sea at Sochi and others who plunged into minus-58 degree waters in remote Yakutia.

Global BU Study: Repeated Head Hits, Not Concussions, Cause CTE
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Head injuries - not concussions - cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy , the degenerative brain disease most commonly associated with National Football League players, a new study says. "This is because individuals react differently to both the number and the severity of brain impacts", said Dr. Comstock. For now, the only way to diagnose it is by examining a patient's brain tissue after death.

Global Brigitte Bardot slams 'hypocritical and ridiculous' #MeToo movement
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The #MeToo movement has taken Hollywood by a storm. "Describing her own experiences as a long-serving figure in the entertainment industry, Brigitte suggested she "found it charming" when a producer would comment on her appearance or, as she put it, "[tell me] that I was attractive or I had a nice little backside".

Global Facebook to examine claims of Russian Federation interference in Brexit vote
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An independent investigation by the Guardian newspaper revealed that more than 400 bogus Twitter accounts run by the Russian agency have tried to meddle in British politics. This is rather important information because it explains why he continues to pursue the Russia story even though his own government concluded earlier that it has found no evidence of successful Russian interference in the Brexit referendum .

Global Dates announced for Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland Assembly polls
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Chief Election Commissioner A K Joti said the counting in the three states will be held on March 3 . Adding to this official said, "One of the reasons is that for the last few years, the model code of conduct has been brought into effect with the EC announcing the dates".

Global Insane head-on boat collision caught on camera
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A salmon fisherman who had to jump into the water along with other passengers to save his life is now suing a motorboat driver after his vessel crashed into his. Realising a crash was inevitable, they all end up jumping into the icy waters of the Columbia River in Oregon . Maess states in court documents that he still deals with pain from jumping off the boat, which caused injuries to his knee, arm, shin, ankle and side of his head.

Global Wounded officer dies after York County officer-involved shooting
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Doty ". Doty had been with the department for over 11 years. Shortly after 3:30 a.m., McCall fired again, and officers returned fire, Faris said. York County Detective Michael Doty (above) died Wednesday after he was shot by Christian Thomas McCall, 47, during an hours-long manhunt Tuesday morning.

Global Uzbeks killed in Kazakhstan bus inferno
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A bus has caught fire in north-western Kazakhstan, killing 52 people, the interior ministry has said . 55 passengers and 2 drivers were inside the bus and only 5 people managed to flee the fire. A photograph taken later showed the vehicle completely charred. The bus was headed from the Russian city of Samara on the Volga river to the town of Shymkent in southern Kazakhstan, the ministry said.

Global Pope Francis Weeps With Sex Abuse Victims as Protests Continue in Chile
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More than fifty people were arrested, authorities said. Despite the pain and division associated with the territory, Pope Francis called on the people of southern Chile to work toward building unity and resist attempts at uniformity. "As if growing up means accepting injustice, believing that nothing can be done, that this is the way things have always been", he said on Wednesday, during the second full day of his January 15-18 visit to Chile.

Global Facebook photo showing murder weapon helps police to arrest friend-killer
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That friend dropped a dime on Antoine. The picture of the pair, which was taken hours before Ms Gargol's death, was posted on Antoine's own facebook page and found by the police during a two-year investigation. Antoine was initially charged with second-degree murder, but pleaded guilty to manslaughter inside a Saskatoon courtroom. This put her on the radar of investigators, who found the selfie, and eventually arrested her past year.

Global United States will consider Turkey's concerns about PKK: Tillerson
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Billed as the Trump administration's new strategy on Syria, the announcement will prolong the risks and redefine the mission for the US military, which has for years sought to define its operations in Syria along more narrow lines of battling Islamic State and has about 2,000 USA ground forces in the country.

Global Vietnam files third complaint against U.S. at WTO
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Australia filed a trade complaint against Canada on Tuesday, accusing the North American nation of placing "discriminatory" regulations on the sale of wine imported from overseas. But Canberra's objection also targets policies in Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia, as well as federal measures, which "appear to discriminate against imported wine", allegedly in violation of a WTO agreement.

Global Led Coalition Goes Ahead With Training New Border Force in Syria
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He called President Assad a brutal murderer of his own people who can never provide long-term stability. Tillerson , in a speech at Stanford University, called for "patience" on Assad's departure, the clearest indication yet of an acknowledgment that the Syrian president has managed to hold on to power with the help of Russian Federation and Iran as his forces battle anti-government insurgents funded by Western governments and rich Arab Gulf states.

Global Philippines set to water down free speech protections in constitution
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Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said earlier on Tuesday that by selling PDR to those entities, Rappler had given foreigners "the power to negatively control the company" without them holding any of its shares. Third, its web audience and brand renown are sure to have surged, making Rappler even more influential and, for its investors, more valuable. The ruling followed setbacks suffered by other Philippine news organisations which have criticised Duterte's war on drugs that has ...

Global Danish cops have charged all 1000
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Then, the information was sent through the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) to Danish police , who initiated their own investigation under the name "Umbrella". Those facing charges range in age from 15 years to people in their 20s, Kjaerside said. While this kind of revenge is undoubtedly a condemnable action, whether all those people who hit the "like" and "share" buttons also should be perceived as accomplices is still a matter of debate.

Global Detroit man deported after 30 years in U.S.; leaves wife and kids
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On Jan. 15 - the day on which the USA celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. "It's another example of the tone-deafness of this administration". "All they know is their dad is gone and they don't know when they're going to see him again", Cindy Garcia said. Cindy is working to get Jorge back into the United States, but it could take up to 18 months just to get a hearing.

Global United States lawmaker proposes ban on Huawei and ZTE
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Even if the bill passes, ZTE and Huawei will still be able to sell their smartphones and service in the United States without restrictions, but many companies that are doing business with the USA government will certainly avoid them. I realize the importance for national security, and the United States govt. doesn't want China tracking U.S. citizens, but Huawei phones are now available on basically all major carriers outside of the USA (45 of the world's top 50 carriers, to be exact) ...

Global Safety Officers Warned Jared Kushner About Friendship With Wendi Deng Murdoch
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Plans for the garden contain a tall tower, which officials say could be used for surveillance. Murdoch's spokesman told the Journal that she "has absolutely no knowledge of any garden projects funded by the Chinese government". The White House described Kushner's meeting with U.S. security as "routine" and said none of the people involved had been accused of wrongdoing. When reports emerged that she may have been linked with Tony Blair while she was married, British security officials ...

Global Mayon volcano erupts in Philippines
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More than 5,000 evacuated the area on Saturday and Sunday as officials raised the alert level due to the possibility of a hazardous eruption . Authorities advised people to cover their noses and mouths with a damp, clean cloth or dust mask if they were exposed to ash from the eruptions, and said aircraft must avoid flying close to the volcano's summit.

Global Freedom House reduces Turkey's status to 'not free' in annual report
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Freedom House President Michael Abramowitz said in the report that democratic governments allow people to help set the rules to which all must adhere, and have a say in the direction of their lives and work. Freedom House rated 88 countries as "free", 58 as " partly free " and 49 as "not free" in 2017. With 30 points out of a possible 100, Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) is also ranked partly-free, as was Georgia in Armenia's north.

Global Peter Madsen charged with murder and dismemberment of Swedish journalist Kim Wall
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In a tragic case that shocked the public, the remains of 30-year-old Wall were found in Køge Bay off Copenhagen , weighed down by metal objects, after she vanished while interviewing Madsen on his submarine on August 10th. Prosecutors alleged Mr Madsen either cut Ms Wall's throat or strangled her, describing the case as "very unusual and extremely gross". Madsen has claimed Wall's death was an accident, though he originally told investigators that he had dropped Wall off on land on August 10.

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