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Is Trump Seriously Considering a Military Strike Against North Korea?

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Trump also reiterated his commitment to addressing the trade imbalance between the two countries , the White House said . The carrier is running the flights as part of a joint-training exercise for ski athletes from either side of the 38th parallel, the divide between the two Koreas, ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics being held in the South Korean city of PyeongChang. Read More »

Pentagon officials fears White House pushing for war with North Korea

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In a speech peppered with emotional and dramatic moments (including the introduction of the parents of children murdered by members of an immigrant gang), perhaps the most dramatic moment of the State of the Union message came when President Donald Trump introduced Ji Seong-ho (shown), in an effort to illustrate what Trump called the "depraved character of the North Korean regime". Read More »

Amtrak South Carolina Crash

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Authorities are on scene. Two people have died and 50 people are injured after a passenger train smashed into a freight train and derailed in Columbia, South Carolina . A phone line has been set up for people who have inquiries about passengers, at 800-523-9101 . Local media reports stated that the crash happened in an area where cars are unloaded in trucks that were transported by trains. Read More »

Lost Mayan 'Mega Cities' Discovered Under Jungle in Guatemala

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Before this discovery archaeologists and historians had speculated the Mayan civilization a decentralized society but this new discovery points to an advanced network of centralized architecture and governance. Another conclusion that impresses researchers is the evidence of a highly organized workforce to build the defense and agricultural systems. The mapping covered an area of 810 square miles (2,100 square kilometers) and detected about 60,000 individual structures, including four major ... Read More »

Saudi air force destroys ballistic missile fired towards Jazan

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The United Nations says the number of the Yemenis who are dependent on assistance has risen to 22.2 million, as the risk of starvation increases three years into the war in Yemen . US Ambassador Nikki Haley said in a statement that aid should be delivered to Yemen "without interference". Yemen, one of the Arab world's poorest countries, is embroiled in a proxy war between the Houthi armed movement, allied with Iran , and a US-backed military coalition headed by Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Israeli army raid Jenin village for 3rd time, arrest four

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Israeli soldiers have shot and killed a Palestinian teenager during a raid in the West Bank. According to the Palestine Red Crescent Society, three Palestinians were injured by rubber-tipped bullets and five Palestinians were treated for the inhalation of tear gas. Read More »

40 million people watched Trump's State of the Union address on TV

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Delivered from the heart!' Trump tweeted on February 1, 2018. Trump exaggerated crowd sizes before, so we wondered whether ratings backed up his latest boast. America was mired in a perpetual malaise under Barack Obama , and the Democrats' goal, when Obama's scapegoating of George W. Bush had finally extended even beyond the Democrats' willing suspension of disbelief, was to delude Americans into accepting economic stagnation as inevitable and the new normal. Read More »

Oil Tanker With 22 Indians Goes Missing Off West African Coast : MEA

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The owners of MT Marine Express tanker ship have sought the help of director general of shipping in Mumbai to get in touch with their counterparts Benin and Nigeria to carry out the search operation of the merchant ship. This is the second time in the last one month that a ship has gone missing. The MEA spokesperson Ravish Kumar said the ministry was in touch with the authorities in Benin and Nigeria for their help in locating the ship and is constantly monitoring the situation. Read More »

NZ knocked out of Hamilton Sevens by Fiji

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New Zealand were second in the series standings before Hamilton with one tournament success in Cape Town after three legs. Fiji beat Wales 28-0, Spain 24-12 and Australia , winners of last weekend's Sydney tournament, 26-15. Knocked out at the semi-final stage via a 14-12 loss to Fiji, the Kiwis again struggled to get their game going and rarely threatened in attack. Sevuloni Mocenacagi had put Fiji in front early until Gordon Langkilde and Tom Iosefo efforts in quick succession put Samoa ... Read More »

CJI to hear all PILs

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The new roster system comes 20 days after four senior judges of the apex court held a press conference and expressed unhappiness over allocation and distribution of cases to various judges. Justice Gogoi has been assigned Personal Law matters, cases related to state excise and trading in liquor, among others. The assignment of engineering and medical college matters to Justice Mishra assumes significance as it was in a similar case related to a private medical college that a three-judge ... Read More »

Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes

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Adelaide Strikers , opting to bat first after winning the toss in the second semi-final, scored 178/5 in their 20 overs with skipper Travis Head and Jake Weatherald scoring half centuries. Head wasn't supposed to be playing - he was given a late release from the Australian Twenty20 squad to lead his Strikers. Another two runs were scored off the penultimate ball of the match, but the Renegades could not get the runs they required off the final ball as they only conceded a leg bye. Read More »

TTP bombing kills 11 troops in Swat Valley

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The Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement that the attack happened in a sports area of the unit in Kabal town of Swat. Sources said that the security forces cordoned off the area of the blast soon after it went off while the rescue teams transported the injured to Saidu Sharif Hospital. Read More »

Back inter-Korean thaw, United Nations urged

As he has before, Trump criticized past administrations for not acting more forcefully on North Korea , though he did not specify whether he meant shutting down the nation's nuclear weapons program or dealing with human rights violations, or both. Read More »

Paul Ryan deletes tweet touting $1.50 pay hike after backlash

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The bill - which was deeply unpopular when it passed along party lines in December - is now breaking even in a new opinion poll. Ryan was reacting to an Associated Press article in which public school secretary Julia Ketchum said that the $78 she'll save this year as a result of the law would cover her Costco membership. Read More »

Pathania lauded Congress win in Rajasthan

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While the Congress wrested the Ajmer and Alwar parliamentary seats from the BJP in Rajasthan, the party also won the Mandalgarh assembly seat, also held by the BJP. "Today Rajasthan, tomorrow the entire country", Surjewala said . Congress candidate Goutam Bose finished a distant fourth and forfeited his deposit in Noapara, which the party won in the 2016 Assembly polls in alliance with the Left Front. Read More »

Arab FMs in Cairo strategize on Jerusalem

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Israel's UN Ambassador Danon said in a statement Thursday that Abbas is "seeking to put an end to any possibility of negotiations with Israel". Abbas has announced that he intends to ask the Council to grant full United Nations membership to the Palestinian Authority. Read More »

Archaeologists uncover 4000-year-old tomb in Egypt

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The mud-brick tomb is in good condition and features various paintings of Hetpet, who was a priestess to Hathor, the goddess of fertility. The paintings show Hetpet in different scenes along the walls, including in hunting or fishing scenes or receiving gifts from her children. Read More »

FBI defends its integrity after release of Nunes memo

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Nunes dismissed specific criticisms made by Democrats and contradicted a previous vote he cast to block the release of a Democratic counter-memo that Democrats claim would paint a more complete picture of the FISA warrant to surveil Page. Read More »

Republicans charge bias, legal 'breakdown' in contentious memo on Russian Federation probe

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House Republicans have described the memo as a breach of civil liberties. The memo said the initial application to the court and subsequent renewal applications did not mention the link between Steele and the Democrats. counterintelligence authorities long before his role in the Trump campaign . The memo opens darkly, raising "concerns with the legitimacy and legality" of Justice Department and F.B.I. Read More »

Naidu plans to lead his MPs' delegation to PM

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However, with Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy of the Opposition YSR Congress Party upping the ante, the TDP is likely to be cautious about precipitating anything that could lead to snapping of ties with the BJP. Further indication to this effect came Saturday when reports surfaced that incumbent State party president Haribabu, who is on good terms with the TDP, is likely to be retained. Read More »

Stanlake, Lynn star as Australia clinch tri-series opener

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Suddenly, Australia was teetering at 10 for 2 in the third over and the contest was in the balance. The very next delivery he got Guptill, who remained caught up in the crease while defending a ball that nipped away and Stanlake was on a hat-trick! The 1st match between Australia vs New Zealand will be played at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney on February 3, Saturday. Read More »

"Yakuza 6" Delayed to April 17 in the West

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If you're anticipating the release of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life , make sure to pick up the demo in February to tide you over. The Song of Life , the next entry into the Sega's Yakuza series, has been available in Japan since December of 2016. Read More »

Stunning: Trump May Ask Sessions To Prosecute Mueller

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Also on Monday, the Trump administration announced it would not seek to impose new sanctions against Kremlin operatives for meddling, which Trump has publicly expressed doubt about, instead viewing the Russian Federation investigations as a domestic attempt to delegitimize his presidency. Read More »

13 Russians cleared of doping eligible for 2018 Games — IOC

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Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov hopes that the International Olympic Committee invitation review panel led by former French Sports Minister Valerie Fourneyron will cope with reviewing the cases of 15 Russian athletes by the beginning of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea's PyeongChang scheduled for February 9, Kolobkov told TASS on Saturday. Read More »

Snow on and off this weekend

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On Saturday, a daytime high of 37 degrees is expected, with wind gusts reaching up to 30 miles per hour, the weather service said. Cloudy Saturday night, with a brief wintry mix overnight quickly changing to a chilly rain with lows in the mid to upper 30's. Read More »

Woman to serve life in prison for murder of pregnant Fargo woman

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A North Dakota woman who earlier admitted killing a pregnant neighbor to get her baby did it by cutting the baby from the mother's womb as she faded in and out of consciousness, prosecutors said Friday. "Our seven year anniversary is coming up on March 20th", said Matheny, "they took the love of my life away, she stripped my future away from me". There is no excuse. Read More »

ICE Agents Raid Northern California Businesses

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In response to the prospect of ICE raids, religious leaders gathered at the Congregational Church of San Mateo Thursday to show solidarity with the immigrant community. The actions taken this week reflect HSI's stepped-up efforts to enforce the laws that prohibit businesses from hiring illegal workers. According to NBC, business owners were given the notices Monday through Wednesday. Read More »

NAGALAND ELECTION 2018: NPF leaves vacant seats for BJP

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The 11 parties included NPF, BJP, Congress, United Naga Democratic Party (UNDP), Nagaland Congress, AAP, National Democratic Political Party (NDPP), NCP, LJP, JD (U), National People's Party (NPP). He also said the BJP and the NDPP would not come in the way of the implementation of Naga peace accord. Rakhila contested 2013 Assembly election on BJP ticket from the same constituency unsuccessfully. Read More »

Islamic scholar held in Paris over rape claims

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In a book published in 2016, she wrote about being raped in a Paris hotel four years earlier, but the book did not name the attacker. But in October, she said she had chose to name Ramadan publicly as the alleged perpetrator as a result of the "Me Too" campaign, using the French hashtag "Balance Ton Porc" (Expose your pig). Read More »

Rebel stronghold in northwestern Syria heavily bombed

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A ministry statement said the pilot ejected from the aircraft but was killed while resisting capture by rebels fighting against the Syrian government. The Russian statement said the area was controlled by Jabhat al-Nusra militants. There was no immediate comment from Damascus or Moscow on the incident. Read More »

90 feared dead after boat capsizes off Libya

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More than 2,800 people drowned on the route a year ago. A smuggler's boat capsized in the Mediterranean off Libya on Friday. Libya has become the number one route for African and Sahel migrants to cross the sea to Europe since the 2011 February revolution. Read More »