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Iranian Sanchi sinks off China, no hope of survivors

Iranian Sanchi sinks off China, no hope of survivors

A third body had been recovered earlier in the waters nearby, Press TV said . The bodies of only three crew members have been recovered. "Great masses of fire and smoke made it impossible for the Iranian commandos to rescue the sailors of the Sanchi tanker and eight days after the incident the tanker fully sank", reported Elmira Sharifimoghadam on IRINN. Read More

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New protest calls as Tunisia marks uprising anniversary

New protest calls as Tunisia marks uprising anniversary

A synagogue was also attacked with a petrol bomb on Tuesday, in what authorities denounced as an act of vandalism linked to the protests, according to TAP. While the reforms address concerns of the poor, they do not effectively change the 2018 budget legislation - which many had protested against. What are the reforms being promised? The announcement came after the president, Beji Caid Essebsi, consulted with political parties, unions and employers. Read More

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7.3-magnitude natural disaster strikes off Peru; tsunami threat

7.3-magnitude natural disaster strikes off Peru; tsunami threat

Adobe houses were leveled in the coastal town of Lomas and elsewhere in the surrounding area, Santiago Neyra, the mayor of the nearby town of Caraveli said. Peru is the world's No. 2 copper producer, although numerous mines in the south are located far inland from where the quake struck. Jesus Revilla, a union leader at the Cerro Verde copper mine in Arequipa, said there were no reports that operations had been affected. Read More

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Philippines on Volcano Watch

Philippines on Volcano Watch

A bright glow from Mayon volcano's summit crater indicated the start of lava flow, while steam and ash plumes were produced by three steam-driven eruptions, according to the country's volcanology institute. Civil aviation authorities were told to advise pilots against flying near the summit due to the danger of erupting ash, which can be hazardous to aircraft. Read More

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Major blaze at Nottingham rail station causes travel chaos

Major blaze at Nottingham rail station causes travel chaos

East Midlands Trains said Nottingham Station had been evacuated and the fire services are on site working to contain the fire to re-open the station. She said: "You don't think much of it when there's a little bit of smoke and police already there, but then we were evacuated". 'We all rushed out to the fire assembly point and that's when we saw the flames from outside were taking over. Read More

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'S---hole' projected onto Trump Hotel in DC

'S---hole' projected onto Trump Hotel in DC

He has become known as a kind of projectionist provocateur and something of a "hit-and-run editorial writer", as David Montgomery described him previous year in The Washington Post . "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" This time around, Trump wasn't in Washington to see the projections in person as he spent the weekend at Mar-a-Lago. Read More

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King Salman gave Saudi women right to drive, now showroom

King Salman gave Saudi women right to drive, now showroom

The game between two local teams-Al Ahli and Al Batin-is taking place in. Come June, women will be allowed to drive in the kingdom, and sporting events for women are on the rise. All unaccompanied adult women are permitted to enter stadiums in three major cities - Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam. The announcement that Saudi Arabia will allow families into three sports stadiums was made past year, in a landmark move that opened up the previously male-only venues to families. Read More

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Hawaii's ballistic missile threat alert, a false alarm

Hawaii's ballistic missile threat alert, a false alarm

It was a false alarm, but a real psychic warning. Why was the alert sent? "An employee pushed the wrong button", Ige said. The message was reportedly sent despite an onscreen prompt requesting confirmation. The apologies didn't satisfy some. "She became hysterical, crying, you know, just lost it", she said. So we'll take action to make sure this doesn't happen again. Read More

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Schoolgirl declares that man with scissors cut her hijab

Schoolgirl declares that man with scissors cut her hijab

They were walking northbound on Birchmount Ave. toward Pauline Johnson Junior Public School - north of Sheppard Ave. E. Sidhu says the girl turned around and screamed, which startled the man before he ran off. She added that she has been in Canada for 25 years and this is the first incident of its kind that she can remember. Needless to say you could hear a pin drop as the sixth grader Khawlah explained the horror of a male sneaking up on her and trying to cut her blue hijab with a pair of ... Read More

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Pakistan army chief: USA general called, offered assurances

Pakistan army chief: USA general called, offered assurances

Cooperation coupled with some convergence of interests is bound to be overshadowed by the ever growing complex divergence in other areas of the relationship, characteristically featured by the pay-for-performance criteria. The dialogue comes a week after the U.S announced its suspension of security assistance to Pakistan for failing to take "decisive action" against Taliban militants targeting US personnel in neighboring Afghanistan. Read More

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2 dead amid protests over rape, death of Pakistani child

2 dead amid protests over rape, death of Pakistani child

She had gone to nearby fields to answer call of nature and did return. CCTV recorded the final moments of the 8-year-old girl. Police in Kasur say there have been 12 similar murders in the past two years. A local police spokesman told AFP news agency "up to 1,000" people had taken to the streets. Rana Sanaullah on Friday promised to bring the culprit to book and provide quick justice in the murder case of 7-year-old Zainab who died after tragic rape incident in Kasur . Read More

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Marijuana legalization favored by most voters, despite new DOJ stance

Marijuana legalization favored by most voters, despite new DOJ stance

To his credit, Sessions did not make enforcement of federal marijuana laws one of his national priorities and simply tasked the us attorneys in each state to follow existing principles for prosecutions. Soon, with Nebraska considering medical use, Kansas may well be surrounded by states that allow varying degrees of legalization. "I will continue to make this clear to the ( Trump ) Administration". Read More

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ISRO launches 31 satellites, puts Cartosat-2 into orbit

ISRO launches 31 satellites, puts Cartosat-2 into orbit

A total of 31 small satellites were launched into space on Friday. One such agency is the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), which confirmed that it has achieved a major milestone: its 100th satellite in space. The Cartosat-2 series satellite will carry advanced Panchromatic and Multi-spectral cameras capable of imaging a swath or geographical strip of 9.6 km with a resolution of better than 1 metre. Read More

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Miloš Zeman leads first round of Czech Republic presidential elections

Miloš Zeman leads first round of Czech Republic presidential elections

He leads eight other candidates, with around 41.3 percent of the votes, according to the results from half of the districts. The favourite in the field of nine candidates vying for a spot in the election runoff later this month is the outspoken incumbent, President Milos Zeman , who at 73 has watched his country become more politically divided during his five-year tenure. Read More

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Trump Says US Could Re-Enter Paris Agreement, Praises Norway's Hydropower

Trump Says US Could Re-Enter Paris Agreement, Praises Norway's Hydropower

But Trump also said he has "no problem" with the agreement, "but I had a problem with the agreement that they signed, because as usual, they made a bad deal". "It took away a lot of our asset values", he said of the pact that includes every other nation in the United Nations. While the NDC legally remains in place until 2019, the Trump administration has already stopped implementation, and on June 1, 2017, announced that the US would pull out of the Paris agreement unless it could identify ... Read More

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Celebrity Big Brother's Andrew Brady admits he fancies Courtney Act when drunk

Celebrity Big Brother's Andrew Brady admits he fancies Courtney Act when drunk

After Big Brother's announcement, India fumes: "I'm all for winning but it is a bit sexist I think". Just hours before, he was seen discussing male grooming with Love Island star Jonny Mitchell as he grilled him saying: 'What do you use for pubic hair then?' Going on to detail her so-called abduction, India continued: "I went to bed and I had this dream that I had actually been abducted, taken away, all sorts going on". Read More

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Trump Administration Clears Way To Require Work For Some Medicaid Enrollees

Trump Administration Clears Way To Require Work For Some Medicaid Enrollees

HHS announced Thursday its intention to allow states to deny Medicaid to otherwise eligible individuals unless they prove that they are working (or participating in related activities) for a minimum number of hours. They also must complete a financial or health literacy course. "I'm a little anxious that we are going to not be able to hold all of the people because so many people want to come and be a part of this", Bobo said. Read More

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Number of fatal pediatric flu cases rises, according to CDC

Number of fatal pediatric flu cases rises, according to CDC

Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the flu season appears to be peaking. "So far this season, influenza A-H3N2 has been the most common form of influenza". "What makes this season remarkable is it seems to have hit very quickly in a concentrated way", state epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Safranek said. "It's looking a lot like the activity from 2014/2015 and 2012/2013". Read More

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Bannon to Testify Before House Intelligence Committee Next Week

Bannon to Testify Before House Intelligence Committee Next Week

The meeting also involved her brother, Donald Trump Jr ., and her husband and White House special advisor, Jared Kushner. The news of his stepping down signifies the end of his latest tenure in control of the platform. Bannon doesn't quit, though, and he'll be back. Speculation also continued to mount on Thursday that Mr. Trump could soon be interviewed by Mr. Mueller's investigation. Read More

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Turkey 'Summons Top US Diplomat' Over Syria Kurd Forces

Turkey 'Summons Top US Diplomat' Over Syria Kurd Forces

Recent Idlib offensive of the regime, with support of Russian Federation and Iran, escalated tension between the three countries, which were able to successfully calm down clashes through the Astana process. He said that Washington should understand that PYD and YPG do not represent all ethnic Kurds of Syria . Ankara has already summoned the Russian and Iranian ambassadors, in the biggest public flare-up of tensions with Moscow and Tehran in months. Read More

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We Can Use NAFTA to Pay for Border Wall

We Can Use NAFTA to Pay for Border Wall

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters on Thursday that Canada was hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst, ahead of the NAFTA talks scheduled to start on January 23 in Montreal. Freeland insisted that the WTO challenge is strictly in response to the "unfair and unjustified" duties imposed by the USA on imports of Canadian softwood lumber, and is "on a quite separate track from the NAFTA negotiations". Read More

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Opposition parties may move to impeach CJI Dipak Misra

Opposition parties may move to impeach CJI Dipak Misra

In a first, four sitting judges of the Supreme Court have said that there is an immediate need to protect the judicial system in the country in order to protect democracy. At the time, Misra said he was the " master of the roster ". In a letter to Chief Justice Misra that has been made public, the judges said they "are not mentioning details only to avoid embarrassing the institution". Read More

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After Trump's TPS Decision, Canada Tells Salvadorans: Please Don't Come Here

After Trump's TPS Decision, Canada Tells Salvadorans: Please Don't Come Here

The biggest worry among many Salvadorans is that their nation of 6.2 million people will see a big drop in the amount of cash sent home by countrymen working in the United States. Now he and his mom are just waiting, Martinez said, hoping someone in power will consider people like them. "We made this our home", she said. "The Canadian government is "prepared" for a possible influx of border-crossing asylum seekers, but does not expect one, " Hursh Jaswal, spokesman for Immigration and ... Read More

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Myanmar says soldiers murdered ten Rohingya

Myanmar says soldiers murdered ten Rohingya

The United States has previously said the sweeping military counteroffensive amounted to "ethnic cleansing". She painted a harrowing picture of the situation in Rakhine, noting that prior to August 25 previous year, when the most recent outbreak of violence occurred, the UNICEF had been treating 4,800 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition; these children are no longer receiving this life-saving treatment. Read More

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European Allies Urge US To Continue Backing Iran Nuclear Deal

European Allies Urge US To Continue Backing Iran Nuclear Deal

If he does allow the punitive measures to go back into effect, Iran will accuse the United States of breaking the deal, under which Tehran accepted restrictions on its nuclear program. Trump has gnashed his teeth at having to waive the sanctions again, believing his predecessor, Democratic President Barack Obama, negotiated a bad deal for the United States in agreeing to the accord, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Read More

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New US ambassador to Netherlands grilled over 2015 comments

New US ambassador to Netherlands grilled over 2015 comments

Still Goldstein refused to label Hoesktra's comments inaccurate despite being pressed by reporters at the briefing. "This is the Netherlands , you have to answer questions", one reporter cried out. President Donald Trump's attempts to ban entry into the U.S. from citizens of several countries with large Muslim populations. He later issued a Twitter apology for both the 2015 remarks and the exchange with the reporter. Read More

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Tanker ablaze, 32 missing after collision off China

Tanker ablaze, 32 missing after collision off China

Hanwha plans to claim compensation for the cargo's loss under its own insurance program, while the damages caused by the collision will probably be covered under NITC's policy, according to the South Korean company's spokesman. By comparison, the Exxon Valdez was carrying 1.26 million barrels of crude oil when it spilled 260,000 barrels into Prince William Sound off Alaska in 1989. Read More

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Massive fire near Dublin Airport brought under control

Massive fire near Dublin Airport brought under control

Eight units dealt with the blaze off the Ballymun Road. This was being done with close liaison with the Irish Aviation Authority. It is understood the plant is a family run business that recycles end-of-life cars and scrap metal. "Avoid the area, especially those with any breathing issues". The cause of the fire is not known at the moment, said local media quoting firefighters, adding that an investigation will be carried out as soon as the fire is put out. Read More

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