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Government will not pursue legal challenge over John Worboys release

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Gauke told the Commons: "Having taken considered and expert legal advice I have decided that it would not be appropriate to proceed ..." Mr Gauke declined to give details of the legal advice he received explaining that it could prejudice a separate legal action being brought by two victims of the serial sex attacker. Read More »

Here are details of latest bipartisan DACA deal to protect 'dreamers'

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One provision of the short-term funding package released Tuesday by Republicans in the House of Representatives offers a six-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program whose funding expired in September. "I am undocumented, I am a DACA holder, and each day that passes by a lot of young undocumented lose their DACA and are put at risk", said a 23-year-old college student who identified herself as Dennise, one of those arrested in NY. Read More »

Trump's Fake News Awards Got Monster Ratings

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Let's be honest, when your phone is buzzing relentlessly late on a weeknight, it's generally a good indicator that proverbial shit is hitting the fan. Kimmel also dinged Trump for his Obama birtrherism in the category of "Outstanding Achievement in Obama Fiction", with the eventual victor being Trump's claim that the former president was was "the founder of ISIS". Read More »

More than 2000 crashes reported during NC snow storm

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The airport's website showed wait times of less than 15 minutes at security checkpoints Thursday morning. "The snow is pretty but don't be fooled", Cooper said. and Raleigh, N.C. The Highway Patrol has responded to more than 3,500 calls for help, and more than 2,000 collisions since late Tuesday night. Abbott said roads are likely to re-freeze again tonight. Read More »

Japan criticizes United States for military flights over school in Okinawa

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Incidentally, the school was also carrying out emergency drills, which added fuel to the tensions. The Okinawa prefectural assembly on Friday adopted documents demanding the suspension of the operation of the Futenma base by February next year, and the removal of the Marines from the prefecture, as numerous incident-prone aircraft fly out of the base. Read More »

Indian firing kills 4 Pakistani soldiers: army

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Manhas accused the neighboring country's forces of starting hostilities by opening fire on several Indian positions throughout the LoC, which resulted in the death of a member of the Border Security Force. An army statement said that three Indian soldiers were also killed when Pakistani troops retaliated. Both, however, routinely accuse each other of violating the ceasefire. Read More »

France says no for now to Johnson's idea of giant Channel bridge

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He said Thursday that it was "ridiculous" that France and the United Kingdom are linked only "by a single railway". Macron is understood to have responded positively with an agreement that a second link should be built. Mr Johnson tweeted: "Our economic success depends on good infrastructure and good connections". The Foreign Secretary said "good connections" were important between the two countries, and suggested the Channel Tunnel might simply be "a first step". Read More »

Will not provide United States dollars 45 million in emergency food aid for UNRWA

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A day after the USA cut US$65 million of its annual aid for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine, known as UNRWA, Alexander De Croo, Belgium's Deputy Prime Minister, said UNRWA was "the last lifebuoy" for many Palestinians. Abu Rudineh also said that Palestine was not against returning to negotiations with Israel, but said "the real peace and negotiations should be based on Arab and worldwide legitimacy and the Arab Peace Initiative leading to the establishment of the independent ... Read More »

House OKs temporary spending bill to avoid shutdown

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The Senate debated the bill , but ultimately voted to adjourn until Friday at 11 a.m., leaving the Senate only one day before the government shuts down. Freedom Caucus chair Mark Meadows told reporters in the mid-afternoon that he had enough votes to block the bill. They are Maggie Hassan, N.H., Martin Heinrich, N.M., Tim Kaine, Va., Angus King, I-Maine, Patrick Leahy, Vt., Jeanne Shaheen, N.H., Jon Tester, Mont., Tom Udall, N.M., and Mark Warner, Va. Read More »

Donald Trump insists he is 'not racist' in wake of derogatory comments

Durbin has said the White House should release whatever recording it might have of the meeting. Anyone who's spent five minutes considering American history knows that, as Blow notes, "The history of America is one in which white people used racism and white supremacy to develop a racial caste system that advantaged them and disadvantaged others ". Read More »

Macron ends summit with Brexit financial services warning

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By contrast, Canada does not have the same obligations as part of its trade deal with the European Union , but the agreement includes little in the way of access for financial services and does not give Canadian firms an European Union financial services "passport". Read More »

White House Physician Says Trump 'Fit for Duty'

While speaking to a reporter Tuesday, President Donald Trump clarified he wanted immigrants to come to the United States from "everywhere", not just places like Norway. "All clinical data indicates that the president is now very healthy, and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency... the president's overall health is excellent", said Jackson. Read More »

Romanian president appoints Social-Democrat nominee as PM

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Why did Mihai Tudose resign? Mrs Dancila - the first woman to hold the role - must now put together a cabinet and face a parliamentary vote of confidence, likely to take place on January 29. Mr Dragnea described her as "a respected MEP in Brussels. who doesn't seek conflict, is communicative and has good relations with the [European] Commission". Read More »

Justices Weigh Death Row Inmate's Unauthorized Guilty Plea

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On the other side, the state of Louisiana argues that when a lawyer and his client have irreconcilable differences, the client has a choice - represent himself or cede the strategy for the trial to his lawyer. "How does the lawyer back up that defense - "I didn't do it" - when, in the lawyer's view, there is no basis for taking that position?" Oral arguments were held Wednesday in Robert McCoy's fight to have his conviction for murdering. Read More »

Mahmood Farooqui rape acquittal 'extremely well decided'

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The alleged rape survivor had challenged the acquittal saying the film's director, Mahmood Farooqui, had oral sex with her without her consent. "In cases where the parties are known to each other, it could be really hard to decipher whether a feeble "no" - little or no resistance - actually amounts to denial of consent", said Justice Ashutosh Kumar . Read More »

Putin braves icy water for traditional Epiphany dip

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Surrounded by Orthodox priests and glittering religious icons, and with the temperature hovering around minus 5 degrees C, Putin lowered himself into the freezing waters of Lake Seliger some 350 kilometres (220 miles) northwest of Moscow. Putin's latest macho exploit comes as he bids for a fourth Kremlin term in March polls. Each year on Epiphany, Orthodox believers immerse themselves in rivers and lakes to commemorate the baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan. Read More »

Minerva Punjab FC players report fixing approach

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Mr Bajaj in his Twitter posted today wrote that " 2 of my players came to me with screenshots of match fixing offers of 30 lakhs/ I reported it to AIFF integrity officer and also AFC thru their integrity app/really hope these unscrupulous elements are not successful in getting thru2other players and match officials and League Official.". Read More »

Democrats Just Admitted Their Goal is to Shutdown the Government

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The bill passed on a 230 to 197 vote, with 11 Republicans voting against the bill put forth by their own party's leadership. The Democrats' insistence that a spending bill include immigration reforms intensified after Trump rejected a bipartisan deal that would've protected Dreamers while providing a bunch of money for border control and other things. Read More »

Schools forced to shut as more snow closes in

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The warning, which came into force at 11am, extends as far east as Edinburgh, with just the east coast and the Northern and Western Isles escaping. Scottish Borders Council closed its primaries and secondaries on Wednesday and Thursday due to forecast heavy snows and an amber weather warning. Read More »

Madhur Bhandarkar hails SC's decision of clearing Padmaavat release

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However, PTI reports that the Supreme Court has rejected the plea for urgent hearing on fresh PIL seeking quashing of CBFC certificate granted to controversial movie. Gogamedi declared that thousands of women would perform " jauhar " (self-immolation) in Chittorgarh on 24 January. On Wednesday, the Home Minister told reporters that the songs of the film will be not allowed in the state as the film is banned. Read More »

Olympic detente upends USA strategy on North Korea

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But North Korea aligning with the South for the Winter Olympics is already causing some controversy. And the South Korean hockey coach, Sarah Murray, earlier voiced concern it could leave the team at a competitive disadvantage. Korean athletes from both states had previously marched under the same "unification" flag - a light-blue silhouette of the peninsula on a white background - during the opening ceremonies for the Sidney 2000 and Athens 2004 Summer Olympics. Read More »

Two women martyred in Indian shelling along Working Boundary

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Violations were carried out along the working boundary on 19th January 2018, in Sialkot Sector, resulting in the martyrdom of one innocent civilian, 24-year-old Irfan while injuring 9 others, including women and elderly persons. The Foreign Office claimed two women had died because of the alleged ceasefire violations. Faisal also said that the deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity, worldwide human rights and humanitarian laws. Read More »

Talk of joint Olympics hockey team worries South Koreans

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South Korea accepted the North's offer to send a seven-member team Saturday to check the venues for its proposed art performances in Seoul and Gangnueng, 260 kilometers east of the capital, it said. Chang has said everything is going fine. This unprecedented display of Korean unity, moreover, is all the more symbolic for the fact it is taking place just 50 miles south of the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) that separates the communist North from the democratic South. Read More »

Tow truck driver almost meets his maker

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It shows a tow truck operator clearing a previous crash scene when a speeding vehicle slams into the ramp of his rollback truck, into the previously wrecked auto and over the truck driver's head. Had it have been 5 seconds earlier, the tow truck driver would have had nowhere else to go. The tow truck driver ran onto the road to avoid the collision, but safely made it back into the central reservation. Read More »

Netanyahu, Moshe Holtzberg Visit Mumbai Chabad House

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Netanyahu will then proceed to the nearby Nariman House, where he will meet 11-year-old Moshe Holtzberg. The visit to Mumbai was the last stop on the prime minister's five-day visit to India. From the lowest of places. Created to educate and inspire people of all backgrounds to act for the betterment of themselves, their communities and the world, the Living Memorial will turn a spotlight on the lives of the Holtzbergs, and the ideals and values that catalysed them to pursue lives ... Read More »

Trump Has 'Incredibly Good Genes,' White House Doctor Says

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Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist at the Scripps Research Institute, disputed that rosy assessment . Like most of his presidency, Trump's weight became controversial. "I want them to come in from everywhere - everywhere", Trump told reporters on Sunday in a brief response to a question surrounding the controversy about his recent statement in which he allegedly said he wants more people to come from Norway. Read More »

Togadia drags PM Narendra Modi into assassination plot claim

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He claimed when he was on way to the airport on an auto-rickshaw, he felt dizzy, and asked the driver to take him to a hospital. "If the Congress has a liaison with Togadia to oppose the BJP, then what about its tall claims of fighting Hindutva to save secularism?" Dr Togadia charged the Ahmedabad Crime branch, particularly its joint commissioner, JK Bhatt, of "harassing" nationalist workers at the behest of political bosses in Delhi. Read More »

Ukraine parliament passes bill to recover regions occupied by Russian Federation

Donbas region, which includes Donetsk and Luhansk provinces in Ukraine's far-east, had been reeling under turmoil since April 2014 - a month after Russian Federation annexed Crimean peninsula - with more than 10,000 people killed. "Sadly, we are witnessing the making of a situation which is fraught with a risky escalation in Ukraine and (carrying) unpredictable consequences for global peace and security". Read More »

Winter Weather Advisory expanded; more snow expected

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At 9 a.m. Monday , emergency management officials reported flooding across the warned area. The snow will arrive as part of a cold front making its way across the state Monday . Temperatures are expected to be just below 30 degrees at 9 a.m. and reach almost 40 degrees by 3 p.m. On top of that, wind chill could plunge temperatures into the teens in central Georgia and even into the single digits and below in the northern counties. Read More »