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Duterte warns he'll order navy to fire if sea wealth taken

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At the same time, Williamson didn't specify whether the frigate would sail near the China-controlled islands, a move usually practiced by the United States that comes under criticism from Beijing . According to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Philippines and China had a frank, cordial, exchange of views on issues of concern on the South China Sea. Read More »

US Senate begins rare open debate on immigration

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The Trump plan faces an uphill battle in the Senate . Durbin says Kim's family resembles many other immigrants who don't bring wealth and often don't bring a proficiency in English. Many Democrats are reluctant to help fund the wall, which is aimed at keeping illegal immigrants out but is seen by many lawmakers as too expensive and too inefficient. Read More »

Woman Infected by Parasitic Cattle Eye Worm

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Well, they typically live in face flies, which hang around livestock, and a fly most likely landed on her face while she was in OR visiting her family and friends who have animals. After returning to dry land-and pulling out another four worms- CNN reported that she visited the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. Read More »

Indian police arrest most-wanted terrorist from Nepal border

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Junaid is also believed to be involved in several other incidents including the 2008 blasts in Jaipur (May 13), Ahmedabad (July 26) and Delhi (September 13). Kushwaha said that after Khan escaped from Batla House , he remained in India for a month before fleeing to Nepal. Tauqeer was teaching in Nepal along with Khan and he provided valuable inputs to Special Cell about his movements. Read More »

Germany proposes free public transport to curb pollution, avoid big fines

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The government of Germany is now mulling the idea of making public transportation system use in heavily polluted cities free as a means of reducing emissions and thus improving air quality , Reuters has reported. "Whoever wants cheap local public transportation has to be able to pay for it", German Association of Cities "Staedtetag" director Helmut Dedy said. Read More »

Saakashvili flies to Netherlands after expulsion from Ukraine to Poland

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Such claims have emerged after Saakashvili said in an interview with Bild newspaper, published on Tuesday, that Ukraine would be destroyed unless the European Union, particularly Merkel, takes action in this situation. "It is, like always, good to be here", Saakashvili said to the NOS. Saakashvili said he planned to "go on a tour of Europe" to raise support for his campaign to topple Poroshenko and his government in Kyiv. Read More »

Rohingya solution lies in Myanmar, keep supporting Bangladesh

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He also thanked the European Union for assistance in managing the Rohingya crisis. Myanmar regards the Rohingya as immigrants from Bangladesh and denies them citizenship, even though they have been there for generations. The U.N. refugee chief said that while the exodus had significantly decreased, the flow "still continues", with some 1,500 refugees arriving in Bangladesh this month. Read More »

Gerhard Schroeder Slams US Vice President Pence's 'Clumsy' Behavior at Olympics

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The longstanding tradition of professional athletes visiting the White House to meet with either the President or Vice President often occurs when an athlete or a group of athletes do something exceptional. Rippon, who is gay, was part of the US team that won bronze in the team figure skating Monday, but has repeatedly been quizzed by reporters in Pyeongchang, South Korea, about comments he made that apparently criticized Pence. Read More »

Family of Colten Boushie meets with PM and justice minister

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Debbie Baptiste holding a picture of her son, Colten Boushie , at the trial of Gerald Stanley , the white farmer accused of killing Boushie, from Saskatchewan's Red Pheasant First Nation. They allege the officers were callous in how they informed the family of Boushie's death and then immediately searched the home. "She said Mr. Trudeau told her: "'Things need to change. Read More »

DUP Leader Says Party Won't Agree To Irish Language Act

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May is expected to commit to restoring power-sharing, and reaffirm the principles of the Good Friday agreement which underpins the devolved system of government at Stormont . But she insisted "the basis of an agreement" between the parties and hoped an executive could be "up and running very soon". Sinn Fein's insistence on a stand alone Irish Language Act means that we have reached an impasse. Read More »

UK police investigating unspecified incident in parliament

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The workplace stays shut as of now, however whatever remains of the Palace of Westminster is open'. Detectives from the Metropolitan's Counter Terrorism Command were investigating Tuesday's incident at the Houses of Parliament . A police vehicle leaves the Palace of Westminster during the investigation into a suspect package. The Palace of Westminster was not locked down and the main Carriage Gate entrance - the scene of the attack on Westminster last March - was open as normal. Read More »

Kuwait Joins Iraq Reconstruction Drive, Pledging $2 Billion

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Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah said $1 billion will be in the form of loans, and the rest will be invested in projects in the war-battered country. The U.S. alone spent $60 billion over nine years - some $15 million a day - to rebuild Iraq . Iraq declared victory over Islamic State in December, having taken back all the territory captured by the militants in 2014 and 2015. Read More »

Prisoner recaptured a year after switching clothes with drugged twin brother

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The incarcerated Delgado then apparently proceeded to drug his brother , swap clothes, and stroll on out of jail. Authorities were able to confirm that Alexander had left his brother in his place when they took Giancarlo's fingerprints. Amid the confusion, Ciancarlo was arrested for aiding his brother's escape, but the charges were later dropped. And his time as a fugitive finally came to an end on Monday when he was arrested in the port city of Callao. Read More »

Gowdy says House panel probing Rob Porter's security clearance

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The scandal has already called into question the judgment of senior members of the White House staff. At a press conference on Wednesday, reporters reminded the Speaker that Trump has refused to publicly condemn former White House staffer Rob Porter for allegedly abusing his ex-wives and that the president has also declined to make a more generalized statement against domestic violence. Read More »

Missing Whiteface Skier found in California

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State officials said they started a search at 4:30 p.m., led by Department of Environmental Conservation forest rangers in co-ordination with New York State Police and Whiteface Mountain staff. "He identified himself and he was transported from our custody to a local hospital where he is getting treatment", Sgt. Shaun Hampton with Sacramento police told CP24 in an interview over the phone on Tuesday evening. Read More »

No new remains found in Toronto yard tied to alleged killer

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Those factors, in combination with the frozen ground, may lead police to conducting secondary searches so they can be more thorough, spokesperson Meaghan Gray said. Toronto police have recovered the remains of at least six people and identified one of them as Andrew Kinsman. Investigators say the 66-year-old McArthur is believed to have met his victims in Toronto's Gay Village and on gay dating apps for older and large men with names such as "SilverDaddies" and "Bear411". Read More »

National Security Agency investigates reports of shooting near its headquarters

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Officials said there was no continuing threat after the morning incident, which left a black sport utility vehicle riddled with what appeared to bullet holes, according to video from the scene. The National Security Agency/Central Security Service is one of the United States government's main spy agencies. The White House said in a statement that President Donald Trump was briefed on the shooting. Read More »

S.Africa's ruling party orders Zuma to step down

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But the reason his demise now seems inevitable is because his party, the African National Congress, appears to have judged that he's too much of an electoral liability. "The collective of the ANC believe that (party) president Cyril Ramaphosa must take over the (national) presidency". Another analyst, Sipho Seepe, told Xinhua that the ANC needs to sort its internal pressure and renew itself. Read More »

Australia hands Iraq $18m for rebuilding

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday described the fight against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq as far from complete and announced $200 million in new USA aid to stabilize war-torn communities so residents can return home. However, the country needs far more donations on Wednesday, the last day of an appeal for funding to come forward at the Kuwait conference. The Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Mahmoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, also said that his country is ... Read More »

Merkel and #SPD under renewed fire over German coalition deal

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Though the executive committee endorsed Nahles' candidacy for the leadership position, her future will also depend on the outcome of the membership vote. The Berlin branch of the SPD also opposes Nahles's appointment as caretaker leader. Still, the turmoil at the top of the party has angered many SPD stalwarts who accuse the party leadership of putting their own careers ahead of the party's interests. Read More »

Minnie Driver quits Oxfam role over charity sex scandal

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Evans, who headed a "safeguarding" section responsible for protecting staff and the people Oxfam works with, spoke of frustration that her calls for more support for her team were not taken seriously enough. Talking about how charities receiving United Kingdom aid have been told to show "full transparency", Penny Mordaunt said: "If our standards are not met, then the British taxpayer will not continue to fund them". Read More »

Airport worker dies after vehicle collision at Heathrow

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A man in his 40's was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries, the BBC reported. The airport said the incident involved "two members of staff", adding: "An investigation is underway and we are working with the police". The airline apologised to passengers and said it was doing "all we can" to ensure delayed flights depart as soon as possible. At least 20 British Airways flights failed to meet their scheduled departure time after the crash. Read More »

Intelligence officials say Russian Federation intent on disrupting future U.S. elections

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The US Senate on Tuesday was presented with the United States Intelligence Community's 2018 "World Wide Threat Assessment ", regarding the threats to US national security, by the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats . James Risch (R-Idaho), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. What do you think of the news that Russian Federation may interfere with the midterm elections? "We further assess Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for ... Read More »

Strongest storm in 60 years batters Tonga in South Pacific

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It left around 40 percent of houses in the Tongan capital of Nuku'alofa damaged, according to local officials . Thousands of Tonga residents are facing a long wait for power and other services to be restored after Cyclone Gita tore through the Pacific nation. Read More »

Rex Tillerson endorses Egypt's military operation in Sinai

Tillerson, whose trip began Sunday, has already visited Egypt and is due in Jordan, Kuwait , Lebanon and Turkey. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says it's "too early to judge" whether a lasting diplomatic process between the Trump administration and the North Korean regime will grow from Pyongyang's current charm offensive toward South Korea around the Winter Olympics. Read More »

Gupta's Saxonwold home raided by Hawks

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They are apparently hoping to strike a deal with the Hawks on Wednesday morning. "Anything that is seen as evidence for this investigation will be seized‚" a source said. The project was meant to be a lifeline to indigent farmers but saw millions of rand allegedly siphoned off to the Guptas. Mkhwebane said the Estina expenditure was being investigated by the Hawks. Read More »

Trump 'shows great compassion' for women, Kellyanne Conway says

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Soon thereafter, he said, "We received requests for follow-up inquiry, and we did that follow-up and provided the information in November". Following that submission, the White House requested further information that was provided to them by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in November. Read More »

Bill and Melinda Gates answer 'tough questions' in annual letter

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They also create USA jobs. "We've learned over the years that listening and understanding people's needs from their perspective is not only more respectful-it's also more effective", she says. In 2010, Bill and Melinda Gates started The Giving Pledge along with their friend (and fellow billionaire) Warren Buffett . They've been criticized for prescribing how the money is spent and then expecting tangible proof their investments work. Read More »

Passenger climbs into x ray machine at Chinese train station

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Fine by her, but she followed, crawling into the machine with her handbag. Dongguan Railway Station staff have advised passengers not to ride the X-ray machines saying radiation given off by the scanners can be harmful. The weird incident occurred on February 11 at a train station in Dongguan, southern China's Guangdong Province, according to Pear Video . Screengrab of a video showing the woman climbing off the belt of the X-ray machine. Read More »

Trump personal lawyer says he paid Stormy Daniels with his own money

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Cohen contends that the payment to Stephanie Clifford , an adult film star known by the name Stormy Daniels , was legal. She had said the affair took place soon after Trump's wife, Melania , gave birth to the couple's son, Barron. Cohen is pitching the book as both a rebuttal to Michael Wolff's White House tell-all Fire and Fury and a more expansive Trump explainer than we've recently received from Trump allies. Read More »