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Second White House aide resigns over domestic violence allegations

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Sorensen resignation from his post comes just a few days after staff secretary Rob Porter stepped down amid abuse allegations made against him by his two ex-wives. "As chief of staff Kelly has said himself, as the president has stated, they both plan on being here for the long haul and doing it together", she added. Read More »

Women Dead, Detroit Cop Shot in Barricaded-Gunman Situation

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When officers arrived, someone opened fire. FOX 2 was told the suspect does suffer from a mental illness and told police he would not go down without a fight. Williams said one of the women who was fatally shot was a neighbor, and the second was "just responding because she has a relative or a family member that she was trying to check on". Read More »

About 800 People Protesting in Seoul Against N Korea's Participation in Olympics

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Abe said he had confirmed with Moon the need to maintain strong pressure on North Korea to get it to abandon its nuclear and missile programmes, reiterating Tokyo's stance that "talk for the sake of talk is pointless". But as tensions rose between the North and Washington , the Games triggered a rapid reconciliation between the two Koreas, who are still technically at war. Read More »

3 dead in tour helicopter crash at Grand Canyon

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Three further Britons - named by police as Ellie Milward, 29, Jonathan Udall, 32, and Jennifer Barham, 39 - were airlifted to University Medical Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada, along with pilot Scott Booth, 42. "The ladies were screaming ..." FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer earlier said the aircraft sustained considerable damage in the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating. Read More »

Pakistani Taliban Deputy Leader Killed in Drone Strike

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Tariq says Wali enjoys the backing of Mullah Fazlullah, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban who is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan . Helmand is one of Afghanistan's most violent provinces, and also a major source of opium, the narcotic used to make heroin. Read More »

25 distressed OFWs from Kuwait back home

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Duterte lamented the death of a Filipino woman working as a help in Kuwait whose body was recently found inside a freezer. The Department of Foreign Affairs said there are about 250,000 Filipinos working in Kuwait, mostly working as domestic helpers. Read More »

Drug war won't stop, Duterte tells ICC

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Responding to the news that the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court will open a preliminary examination into the "war on drugs" in the Philippines, James Gomez, Amnesty International's Director of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, said, "Today's announcement marks a crucial moment for justice and accountability in the Philippines and offer a glimmer of hope to victims of the shocking atrocities committed in the government's so called "war on drugs". Read More »

Could Olympic Games Bring North and South Korea Together?

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The source said the trip would be "sometime after the Olympic Games", which are due to finish on February 25, and did not comment on the agenda for the visit. That dissonance showed just before their first meeting, when Moon said he wanted Olympic engagement to lead to real negotiations while Pence talked only about the pressure track. Read More »

Turkey not willing to have dialogue with US - Turkish Deputy PM

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The U.S. partner force on the ground, the YPG, is the Syrian extension of the PKK, a group the U.S. designates as a terrorist group. The PKK is listed as a terrorist group by the U.S., EU, and Turkey. Criticizing U.S. ties with the YPG/PKK terror group in Syria he said: "The U.S.is not touching ISIL members in Syria as an excuse to continue working with YPG/PKK terrorist group". Read More »

Iraq's reconstruction will cost $88.2 billion, planning ministry says

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Reconstruction in Iraq requires 88.2 billion USA dollars, said Iraqi Planning Minister Salman Al Jumaili on Monday. Egyptian Presidential Assistant For National and Strategic Projects Ibrahim Mahlab said Egypt's participation in the International Conference on the Reconstruction of Iraq reflects its pioneering role at the Arab, regional and international levels. Read More »

Muslim Cleric Says Women Don't Have To Wear Long Robe-like Dresses

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According to Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a member of Saudi Arabia's Council of Senior Scholars, women should dress modestly but not be compelled to wear the full-body abaya . Last year, however, a woman was interrogated by police - she was released later and not charged - after a brief Snapchat video of her wearing a short skirt and midriff top was seen online. Read More »

Senior Nats senator backs Joyce as leader

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Asked by Bill Shorten if Mr Joyce would serve as Acting PM and whether he retained the Prime Minister's full confidence, Mr Turnbull replied: "Yes to both questions". When asked about Ms Plibersek's comments, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said, "people in glass houses". "Do we want to chip away at him until he's gone?" Deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek has called on the coalition to be transparent about her job trajectory after the relationship with Mr Joyce became known within government ... Read More »

Trump predicts 'big week' for infrastructure

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The American Society of Civil Engineers gives the nation a grade of D+ for the condition of transit, highway, bridge, rail, water and other infrastructure , and says the country is in need of an investment of $2 trillion more than is now budgeted. Read More »

North Korea's Olympics delegation leaves thorny questions behind

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US Vice President Mike Pence (R) and North Korea's Kim Jong Uns sister Kim Yo Jong attend the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 9, 2018. Kim Yo Jong has rapidly risen up the ladder since her brother inherited power from their father, and is now among his closest confidantes. Before now, she had been seen mainly in photos, but often in the background, as her brother took center stage. Read More »

ANC impatient over Zuma's future - leader

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At 0631 GMT, the rand traded at 11.9300 per dollar, 0.58 percent firmer than Friday's close of 12.0000. It is likely to be carried because many previous diehard Zuma backers in Parliament have publicly jumped ship and openly declared support for Ramaphosa as the new president of the ANC. Read More »

Thank immigration for the rocket launch

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As it cruises the void, it will play David Bowie's "Life on Mars " and "Space Oddity" on continuous repeat. Concentrating resources on the BFR would mean foregoing Falcon Heavy's certification for manned flight, but the Falcon 9 is expected to begin crewed missions to the ISS using its Dragon module sometime in 2019. Read More »

Pence raises prospect of USA talks with North Korea

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And Kim's sister, Kim Yo-jong, made history by becoming the first member of the North's ruling family to visit the South since the Korean War in the mid-20th century. The vice president is not directly addressing the news. Such a summit, if it came about, would mark the first time that leaders of the two Koreas have met since 2007. Read More »

Meeting ends between SKorean leader, N. Koreans

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Kim Yo Jong , the first member of the North's ruling dynasty to venture South since the Korean War, forms part of the highest level delegation ever to cross the border. Trump's administration has been adamant that North Korea must first freeze its military programs before talks can take place. But in an interview in the Washington Post on Sunday, Pence said he and Moon had agreed on terms for more diplomatic engagement with North Korea, first with Seoul and then possibly leading to ... Read More »

Heading home, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North Korea

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All broke out in broad smiles. On the sidelines, the North's presumed head of state, Kim Yong-nam, and the powerful sister of the supreme leader Kim Jong-un, Kim Yo-jong, attended the ceremony and met Moon, making this the highest-level visit by North Korean leaders to the South. Read More »

OR vs. Washington State - 2/11/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Ducks finished with 61.5 percent shooting in the game. Hebard topped her career high set last season when she had 29 points against UCLA. Senior forward MiKyle McIntosh and freshman guard Victor Bailey Jr. Halftime-Oregon 38-28. 3-Point Goals-Washington St. 10-28 (Daniels 3-7, Skaggs 3-7, Flynn 2-8, Chidom 1-1, Shpreyregin 1-4, Acquaah 0-1), Oregon 11-28 (Pritchard 3-6, McIntosh 2-4, Bailey 2-4, E.Brown 2-8, White 1-1, T.Brown 1-4, Kigab 0-1). Read More »

DMK moves Madras HC against Jayalalithaa's portrait in state Assembly

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The portrait of the former CM in the Assembly is a "disgrace" as she was convicted of corruption, stated the DMK. Opposing the unveiling of the portrait, the DMK even boycotted the event. There is nothing illegal in installing the portrait in the assembly but the opposition says it is morally wrong to "honour" a convict. He called upon the government to drop the idea at once and said his party would appr-oach the court to stop initiative, if necessary. Read More »

Kim Yo Jong Fascinates, And Puzzles, In South Korea

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Any meeting would represent a diplomatic coup for Moon, who swept to power past year on a policy of engaging more with the reclusive North. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday it was too early to tell whether a diplomatic detente between the two Koreas at the Winter Olympics would lead to results, but the move had not driven a wedge between Washington and Seoul. Read More »

Don't mention the score: North Korean media silent on 8-0 loss

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North Korea's participation in the Olympics has already allowed Kim Jong-un to undermine President Donald Trump's pressure campaign, with some sanctions suspended temporarily until the event ends. In recent years, the North has been testing nuclear weapons, including ones that supposedly have the power to reach the United States, which has left many on the global stage on edge. Read More »

Terror bid on CRPF camp in Srinagar foiled, but trooper killed

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As of now, the building has been cordoned off. The incident comes two days after Jaish-e-Mohammad militants attacked an Army camp in Sunjwan area of Jammu , killing six people including five soldiers. Six army personnel and six civilians were also injured. Intermittent exchange of fire was reported and the CRPF moved in more troops to ensure that the militants do not escape. Read More »

World War 2 bomb recovered from Thames, London City Airport shut

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London City Airport has been closed following the discovery of a World War II bomb in the River Thames nearby. The ordnance had been discovered as part of pre-planned work that was taking place at the airport. "As a result, London City airport is now closed ", a spokesperson for the airport said. It is located in the East of London near the Canary Wharf business district. Read More »

Turkey bombs Kurdish city of Afrin

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World powers failed to back an appeal by United Nations officials for a month-long ceasefire to allow for desperately needed aid deliveries and medical evacuations. On Friday, the military said one soldier was killed during clashes with the YPG the Afrin region. The Russian Defense Ministry said Thursday the US strike wounded 25 pro-government Syrian volunteers. Read More »

North Korean leader offers to meet South Korean president

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Elsewhere, gold medals are on offer in cross-country skiing, biathlon, speed skating, short track speed skating and ski-jumping and the first gold medal of the 2018 Olympics is likely to come in cross country skiing. Fielding the joint hockey team was one of the key agreements the Koreas have struck after several rounds of talks at the border on how to cooperate during the Olympics , which run through February 25. Read More »

Barcelona held by Getafe, Sevilla snatch a win

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Arguably the most encouraging element of Barcelona's performance was a classy full-debut from Yerry Mina at centre-back, made all the more impressive by left-back Lucas Digne being played out of position alongside the Colombia global at the heart of defence. Read More »

Devin Nunes' campaign has a 'news' site

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Thomas Rooney (R-FL) told the Post , arguing "in a normal world", the committee would have interviewed permanent witnesses to their surveillance concerns. "While we have more than our share of difficulties, the important oversight work of the committee continues with our staff working together irrespective of party". Read More »

North Korea stages show of force with new missiles during parade

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And yet, I'll bet dollars to donuts some people took pictures and texted "OMG CAN YOU BELIEVE IT" to friends because, well, they themselves believed it. At the age of 30, Kim Yo Jong is quite possibly the most powerful woman in North Korea. They were stopped and most were killed near the palace, which was newly rebuilt in 1991. Read More »

BJP will form next government in Tripura: Amit Shah

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Starting his interaction with the media of the state, Amit Shah showed confidence in forming BJP government in the state after the elections in Tripura. A BJP government is bound to come. "But under the 14th finance commission of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government, the amount rose to Rs25,396 crore", Shah told a rally at Mohanpur constituency on Sunday. Read More »