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PH ranks 5th in ASEAN in competitiveness

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This year, WEF used a new methodology to fully capture the dynamics of the global economy in the Fourth Industrial Revolution; numerous factors that will have the greatest impact on driving future competition have never been the focus of major policy decisions in the past. Read More »

Trump threatens to 'close border' over caravan

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There are reasonable arguments for reforming American immigration law, so that asylum seekers are not incentivized to make long, unsafe treks up the North American continent to press their claims in the United States. border. In response, President Trump has threatened to cut off aid to Honduras as well as other countries helping the flood of illegal immigrants. Read More »

Sheriff: Deaths of Jayme Closs' Parents Ruled as Homicides

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The Sheriff added that it took only 4 minutes from the time the 911 call had completed until deputies arrived on the scene, though Jayme was not there when authorities arrived. Seara Closs said she wishes she were the one endangered, not her cousin Jayme. "We've received no other threats or anything in the local area to say it was just a random act, but we do not know that answer", he said. Read More »

Top Afghan police chief killed in Kandahar shooting

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Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi took responsibility for the attack. A Taliban spokesman who claimed responsibility for the attack tells The Associated Press that US Gen Scott Miller , commander of US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in Afghanistan , was the target. Read More »

Turkish Investigators Revisit Saudi Consulate as Pompeo Prepares to Brief Trump

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Saudi Arabia had publicly committed the money in August, he said, adding that "the specific transfer of funds has been long in process and has nothing to do with other events or the secretary's visit". Trump said he hoped the Saudis' own investigation of Khashoggi's disappearance would be concluded in "less than a week". In the column, Khashoggi wrote about the urgent need for freedom of expression in Arab countries, whose citizens he said were being held slave to state-perpetrated ... Read More »

Hate crime linked to religion doubled in three years

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According to the police figures , the number of hate crimes has more than doubled since 2012/13, when 42,255 were recorded . The Home Office has tasked the Law Commission to carry out a review of current hate crime laws as part of a series of new measures announced on Tuesday. Read More »

Trump says 'rogue killers' may be behind Saudi journalist's disappearance

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Turkish officials say that they believe Saudi agents killed and dismembered Khashoggi after he entered the consulate and that Turkey has audio and video recordings of it. "But if he doesn't, Congress will, that, I can tell you, with 100% certainty". "His denial to me could not have been stronger", Trump said , echoing language he has used to describe Russian President Vladimir Putin's denials of meddling in the 2016 election that sent Trump to the White House. Read More »

Water Levels Plummet On Texas River That Washed Out Bridge

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Initially, forecasters expected the river to rise to near-record levels on Thursday , but modified their forecast to show the river dropping below flood stage instead. Dillard says there haven't been other reports of deaths or injuries in the county. In nearby Marble Falls, Dale Heath recorded video of a auto stuck in rushing water from a swollen Backbone Creek, a Colorado River tributary. Read More »

May 'to consider' extending UK's post-Brexit transition period

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Theresa May has left open the option of Britain staying under European Union rules for an extra year in order to secure a final Brexit deal . A deal must be sealed soon so parliaments have time to give their verdict on it. May's proposal to extend this period is therefore entirely sensible, even if the realisation that such an extension is needed has come very late in the process. Read More »

#MeToo: MJ Akbar resigns to fight sexual harassment allegations

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He resigned as the Minister of State for External Affairs on Wednesday evening. "We are extremely concerned that he continues to be a Minister even as he pursues whatever legal action he plans. Akbar was in Nigeria on government business when the first allegations emerged and was rumoured to be planning to resign when he returned on Sunday. Read More »

Foreign Ministry calls on Australia to reconsider Jerusalem remarks

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Dr Dvir Abramovich , Chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission said: "We applaud this announcement by Prime Minister Morrison which rightly acknowledges the indisputable reality that Jerusalem has been the capital city of Israel for 70 years, and in doing so grants the Jewish state the respect accorded to other nations". Read More »

Staff blamed for 'OK to be white' vote

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American white supremecist band Aggressive Force used the phrase as the title of a hate speech-filled song in 2001. Mr Porter said he was reviewing the processes in his office, which had put government senators in a hard position because their advice was to vote for the motion. Read More »

Murder charge for grandmother after toddler found in oven

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The child's body has since been moved to the Mississippi Crime Lab for an autopsy. The woman being held in connection with the 20-month-old girl's death is her grandmother, Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams told WTVA . "This is one of the most disgusting things I've seen in doing law enforcement". The relative found the toddler's body inside the oven. The woman has appeared in court and was given a $500,000 bond. Read More »

Treasury official charged with leaking docs related to Russia, Manafort

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The SARs and other information allegedly provided by Edwards since October 2017 formed the basis of about a dozen stories, the most recent of which was published on Monday, according to the Manhattan US Attorney's Office. When federal agents confronted Ms Edwards this week, she described herself as a whistleblower and said she had provided the reports to the reporter for "record-keeping", the court papers said. Read More »

Sole crossing between Syria and Israel-occupied Golan reopens

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A United Nations vehicle crosses the Quneitra border crossing from Syria's Quneitra province to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights , Oct. 15, 2018. Government troops recaptured Naseeb in July, after rebels reached an agreement with Russian mediators to end the violence in the southern province of Daraa and surrender the crossing. Read More »

Lord Ayyappa Temple opens amid violent protests, women entry impeded

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Two women devotees could not proceed to the shrine after protests against the decision to allow women in the menstruating age into the Ayyappa shrine . Hours ahead of the opening of the hill shrine for the monthly prayers, police said they would not let anyone block the movement of people. "This has not happened in the history of Sabarimala , they are turning it into a battlefield", K Surendran said. Read More »

Pakistan hangs child killer whose crimes sparked major riots

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On January 4, Zainab was kidnapped from near her aunt's house, in Kasur and after searching for five days the police found her dead in a garbage heap. The accused refused to accept the charges after which the court indicted him in the case and started regular trial proceedings. Tight security arrangements were made around Kot Lakhpat Jail before the execution of Imran Ali. Read More »

O'Rourke evokes Trump's 'Lyin' Ted' in debate

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Minutes into the debate, as Cruz accused O'Rourke of supporting a $10-a-barrel tax on oil, the El Paso congressman shot back that Cruz is "dishonest". Beto O'Rourke was relatively reserved in his first debate against Sen. "There is a loss of civility, there is an anger, there is a rage on the far-left that is really frightening", Cruz said, "The images of a left-wing mob beating on the doors of the Supreme Court, that's not good for our country". Read More »

'Shop legal': Ontario's cannabis site launches as marijuana legalized

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The Canadian legislation, known as the Cannabis Act , stems from a campaign pledge of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to keep marijuana away from underage users and curb marijuana-related crime. Steve Hawkins, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, a Washington-based lobbying organization that has been pressing for legalization since 1995, said it is time for the U.S.to follow Canada's lead. Read More »

Kim honest about abandoning nuclear weapons: South Korean president

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Lim Eul-chul, an expert on the North Korean economy at South Korea's Kyungnam University, said the tight timeline for the groundbreaking ceremony reflects Pyongyang's determination to make rapid progress on talks over denuclearization. He went onto describe the "final goal" of denuclearization as the "scrapping of all of North Korea's nuclear facilities, along with its existing nuclear weapons and materials". Read More »

Russia Says Explosive Device Caused Crimea Blast, 10 Feared Dead

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TASS news agency cited Sergei Melikov, the first deputy head of the Russian National Guard, as saying the explosion was an act of terrorism carried out using a homemade bomb. Around 20 people have been rushed to hospital by paramedics and doctors are expected around 50 more wounded. Initially gas explosion has been suspected, but then it was revealed an explosive device was used. Read More »

Native Americans Speak Out on Elizabeth Warren DNA Controversy

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Hostin went on to say that Warren should have offered to take the DNA test in exchange for Trump's tax returns, a statement that was met with huge applause from the audience. "Now we know there's no real conclusive proof that she has Native American identity", Diehl said. Warren said that any backlash or criticism that greeted her decision did not change her mind because it was the right thing to do. Read More »

Barnier calls for more time to find Brexit deal

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May said both sides had made "real progress" on the terms of Britain's divorce from the bloc and the outline plan for future trading relations. "We need to know what the proposal is they're falling out about", shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer told Sky News. Read More »

Trump on climate change: 'Man-made or not, I mean, there's something there'

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But I don't know that it's man-made. If we can't give it up completely, there needs to be a much greater focus on locally sourced meat, nitrogen-free fertilisers and - dare I say it - vaccines that make cows less, well, windy. Far from taking even the smallest steps toward mitigating carbon emissions and developing a clean energy system that is necessary to avert planetary catastrophe, Trump has worked relentlessly during his first two years in office to free massive oil and gas companies to ... Read More »

U.S. service member killed in fighter crash in Ukraine

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A two-seat Ukrainian fighter jet has crashed during a joint exercise with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation air forces , killing both the pilot and co-pilot, Ukraine's military says . The command said it "can confirm a USA service member was involved in this incident", but stopped short of confirming the American's death. We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available. Read More »

Buhari Calls Hauwa Liman's Father, Condoles With Family

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The ICRC, which does not pay ransoms, has said it was not directly involved in discussions on the extremists' demands. "If we see them, we will kill the apostates among them, men or women, and chose to kill or keep the infidels as slaves, men or women". Read More »

US budget deficit surges to $779 billion, hitting highest level since 2012

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The only other period when the federal government has run deficits above US$ 1 trillion was for four years from 2009 through 2011. Tax revenue dropped from 17.2 percent of the U.S. Here's another record for his administration: The 2018 federal deficit hit the highest level of the last six years. "The fact that our government is closing in on trillion-dollar deficits in the midst of an economic expansion should be a serious issue for voters and candidates", William Hoagland, its senior vice ... Read More »

Spotted in South Florida? Missing teenage daughter of murdered Wisconsin couple

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Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said the girl is missing and in danger and is not a suspect in her parents' deaths. Jayme is five feet tall, weighs approximately 100 pounds and has green eyes and blond or strawberry blond hair. It is believed she may have been taken . Fitzgerald says it's not known who made the call. Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says there are a lot of question marks. Read More »

Trump says he 'didn't really make fun' of Ford at rally

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I don't remember. Where is the place? Combination photo shows President Trump seen at a "Make America Great" rally in MS and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testifying before the U.S. Christine Blasey Ford , during her keynote speech at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women . He again repeated his frustration with Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the special counsel investigation, saying, "I can fire him whenever I want to fire him". Read More »