• HK activist sentenced to 90 days in prison
HK activist sentenced to 90 days in prison

The 16 activists had already been convicted of contempt of court for obstructing bailiffs who were ordered by the court to clear a site in Mong Kok district, one of several parts of the territory occupied by tens of thousands of protesters during the 79-day demonstration calling for a democratic leadership election.

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  • Majority of US Nationwide Park Service board resigns
Majority of US Nationwide Park Service board resigns

In the January 15 letter Knowles said that he will remain dedicated to the success of America's national parks , but "For the previous year we have stood by waiting for the chance to meet and continue the partnership between the NPSAB and the DOI [Department of the Interior] as prescribed by law".

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  • One Canadian, one American kidnapped in Nigeria
One Canadian, one American kidnapped in Nigeria

Kafanchan is about 3-1/2 hours' drive northeast of Abuja. A US State Department official said that they were "aware of reports of a US citizen kidnapped in Nigeria", but said the department now had no further comment. Global Affairs Canada is aware of the reports of the kidnapping of two Canadian citizens and consular officials in Nigeria are in ...

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  • Former Trump aide Bannon refuses to comply with US House subpoena
Former Trump aide Bannon refuses to comply with US House subpoena

Axios confirmed on Wednesday that Bannon ― who reportedly received a subpoena last week to testify in the special counsel's investigation ― "intends to fully cooperate with Mueller ". "But here was an entire time period that was essentially made off-limits by the White House", the California Democrat continued. Trump responded to Bannon'...

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  • Rahul Gandhi to visit Amethi today to strengthen party in UP
Rahul Gandhi to visit Amethi today to strengthen party in UP

Some of the placards charged him with ignoring the problems of the local people and health and education needs, and laying foundation stones of "fake" projects. The BJP blamed that the "poorly-tasted" posters of the PM were handiworks of the opposition Congress. "Police is investigating the matter and action will be taken against the guilty", he sa...

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  • Democrat Phil Murphy takes over as NJ governor
Democrat Phil Murphy takes over as NJ governor

It was one of more than 100 pieces of legislation signed by Christie on his last day in office before newly elected Democrat Phil Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive and U.S. Murphy asked the Legislature to send him bills that raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, promote equal pay for women and paid sick leave for workers, make voting more a...

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  • Steve Bannon ordered to testify to grand jury
Steve Bannon ordered to testify to grand jury

Peter Carr, spokesman for the special counsel, declined to comment on the ongoing investigation. Bannon went on, Wolff writes , to say that if any such meeting had to take place, it should have been set up "in a Holiday Inn in Manchester, New Hampshire, with your lawyers who meet with these people".

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  • EU's 'hearts are still open' to Brexit reversal, says Tusk
EU's 'hearts are still open' to Brexit reversal, says Tusk

Tusk. The discussion in Strasbourg , part of the European Parliament's January 2018 plenary session, came on the heels of a new round of Brexit negotiations launching on Monday evening. Britain has been the main defence against blacklisting, and despite claims by the EU that the black-list and Brexit are separate, once the United Kingdom is ou...

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  • Abbas confirms Abu Dis offered as Palestinian capital
Abbas confirms Abu Dis offered as Palestinian capital

Abbas also criticized U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman , who he described as "an offensive human being, and I will not agree to meet with him anywhere", and U.S. Israel says it would welcome the United States as a mediator but a USA bid to revive negotiations, led by Trump's adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has so far shown no progre...

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  • EFF: Call Your Senators Before They Extend NSA Spying On Jan 16
EFF: Call Your Senators Before They Extend NSA Spying On Jan 16

The House passed a bill Thursday reauthorizing a controversial National Security Agency (NSA) authority to conduct warrantless surveillance against foreign suspects outside of the U.S. "When you gather information from foreigners in foreign lands without the Constitution, that information is not gathered with constitutional protections and sh...

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  • Syrian govt voices determination to end USA presence in Syria
Syrian govt voices determination to end USA presence in Syria

The U.S. -led coalition declined to comment on Erdogan's threats. Turkish officials vowed similar action on several occasions past year. Since then, SDF fighters have been advancing south-eastwards along the Euphrates river valley. Turkey has consistently opposed the coalition's support for the SDF because the force is dominated by the Kurdish Pe...

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  • Tunisia: Anti-austerity protests prompt aid package for poor
Tunisia: Anti-austerity protests prompt aid package for poor

Proposals were raised "to pull out of this tension" without scrapping a contested 2018 budget, said Rached Ghannouchi, head of the Islamist movement Ennahda in Tunisia's ruling coalition, without elaborating. Protests are common in Tunisia in January, when people mark the anniversary of the revolution that ousted long-time dictator Ben Ali. Tunis...

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  • Strong quake hits coast of southern Peru, minor damage reported
Strong quake hits coast of southern Peru, minor damage reported

The photo above shows residents in Chala, Peru , on January 14, 2018, after an natural disaster struck the area. The quake struck at 4:18 a.m. local time, its epicenter in the Pacific Ocean , about 25 miles southwest of Acarí, the U.S. A US agency has issued a tsunami threat message for parts of Peru and Chile's coastlines after a powerful na...

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  • Women in Saudi Arabia allowed to attend soccer match for first time
Women in Saudi Arabia allowed to attend soccer match for first time

Saudi Arabia has allowed women to enter stadiums to watch men's football matches for the first time in the kingdom's history as the ultra-conservative kingdom eases the strict rules separating the sexes. Modifications The kingdom's stadium had not been built with women in mind, so modifications were made so that they could attend matches. Under S...

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  • Thousands Told To Evacuate Ahead Of Volcanic Eruption In Philippines
Thousands Told To Evacuate Ahead Of Volcanic Eruption In Philippines

More than 900 families have been evacuated from villages near Mayon, a tourist attraction because of its near-perfect cone shape, following a "steam-driven eruption" on Saturday. Traces of ash fell on Barangay Anoling, Daraga where rumbling sounds were heard; Barangays Sua, Quirangay, Tumpa, Ilawod and Salugan in Camalig, where residents in the tow...

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  • More snow forecast through Tuesday with possible accumulation
More snow forecast through Tuesday with possible accumulation

Day, temperatures will remain below normal in the low 30s. We will see a few clouds into Sunday , but mostly sunny skies will be predominant throughout the area all weekend. Light north northeast wind. High temperatures once again running about 15º below normal, only warming to near 20º. Thu: Hi: 38 Lo: 26 Partly cloudy.

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  • The Latest Freedom for Saudi Women
The Latest Freedom for Saudi Women

On Saturday, the national stadium in the capital, Riyadh, will open its gates for women to attend a soccer game. In November 2017, the Jeddah Women's Championship organized the first women's basketball tournament in Saudi Arabia , which was held in Al Jawhara Stadium.

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  • Speeding vehicle goes airborne, gets stuck in California dental office
Speeding vehicle goes airborne, gets stuck in California dental office

Stephen Horner, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Authority , said officials received a call about a crash in Santa Ana, Calif., at about 5:30 a.m. 14, 2018. "The driver, who admitted to using narcotics, will be admitted to a local hospital for observation", the news release said. All occupants were extracted and suffered minor injuries...

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  • 'This is not a drill': Hawaii gets ballistic missile alert 'by mistake'
'This is not a drill': Hawaii gets ballistic missile alert 'by mistake'

The Hawaii Emergency Management agency confirmed the alert was false and that there would be an investigation to learn how it was sent out. "What the people of Hawaii went through.is a true realization that they've got 15 minutes to get to shelter or they're going to be dead", Rep.

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  • Czech president willing to debate challenger
Czech president willing to debate challenger

The two highest-scoring candidates will go head-to-head in a run-off planned for January 26-27. Before the second round of the previous presidential election in 2013, Babis told daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) he would vote for Zeman's rival Karel Schwarzenberg because Zeman continued with the capitalist mafia and corruption style of former presi...

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  • Trump on Blast, Quoted as Resistant to Immigrants From 'Sh-thole Countries'
Trump on Blast, Quoted as Resistant to Immigrants From 'Sh-thole Countries'

Kenyan activist and politician Boniface Mwangi said "how America elected a narcissist, racist, white supremacist to be their president defies logic". The president reportedly made the shocking statements during a closed-door meeting with Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on January 11.

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  • Myanmar Military Forced 10 Rohingya to Dig Own Graves, Then Executed Them
Myanmar Military Forced 10 Rohingya to Dig Own Graves, Then Executed Them

Amnesty International has reiterated a call for an independent investigation into rights abuses in Myanmar's Rakhine state after the country's army admitted its soldiers were involved in the murder of 10 Rohingya. Myanmar's military hasn't made a public admission of guilt until now. Angry ethnic Rakhine Buddhist villagers, who had lost relatives ...

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  • Jihadists counter-attack in fight for Syrian airbase
Jihadists counter-attack in fight for Syrian airbase

Three children were killed along with four other civilians in the village of Khan al-Sible in southern Idlib on Friday night, as Russian Federation and the regime intensify airstrikes on the rebel-held province. "The operation is to hit the belly of the regime deep into liberated territories and to encircle their advancing forces", said Abdul Hakim...

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  • TN transport workers withdraw 8-day-old strike
TN transport workers withdraw 8-day-old strike

The Tamil Nadu government came under controversy recently, when they almost doubled the salaries of its MLAs while the transport workers were on strike demanding increase in wages. The golden jubilee of the state getting rechristened as Tamil Nadu will be celebrated by the government, Chief Minister K Palaniswami told the Assembly on Thursday.

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  • A Little Girl's Murder Has Sparked Protests in Pakistan and Online
A Little Girl's Murder Has Sparked Protests in Pakistan and Online

Chairing an important meeting over the Kasur tragedy on Thursday, Shehbaz also announced Rs3 million each for the families of the two protesters killed in firing by the police. Her body was found on a rubbish tip a mile from her home five days later. The senior lawyer said the chief justice of Pakistan informed him of the arrest when he went to...

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  • Trump's Nashville Visit: What You Need To Know
Trump's Nashville Visit: What You Need To Know

Today President Trump signed an executive order to help expand rural broadband across the United States. President Trump is fully aware of the economic difficulties farmers and ranchers have gone through these past few years. He will travel to Nashville, Tennessee, for the remarks. Area Republicans were among those welcoming President Do...

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  • Illini fall in overtime at home to Iowa
Illini fall in overtime at home to Iowa

Frazier's seven threes were the most by an Illini in a Big Ten game since Brandon Paul made eight against Ohio State 1/10/2012. One of Maryland's biggest strengths was getting to the charity stripe. IL had a better effective field goal percentage (0.553 vs. 0.454). Iowa's second-biggest comeback took place on January 14, 1987, also in Champaign,...

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  • Government reveals plans to eliminate avoidable plastic waste
Government reveals plans to eliminate avoidable plastic waste

In response to the publication of the Environment Plan, ACS chief executive James Lowman, said: "The commitment to consulting on a coherent strategy including cutting plastic waste is the right approach for delivering lasting benefits". A consultation is now under way. Figures published last July showed that nine billion fewer bags had been used ...

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  • Federal government awards San Diego $20 million for the homeless
Federal government awards San Diego $20 million for the homeless

According to HUD, "HUD Continuum of Care grant funding supports a broad array of interventions created to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness, particularly those living in places not meant for habitation, located in sheltering programs, or at imminent risk of becoming homeless".

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  • PM-economists meet: Job, farm, manufacturing, exports focus areas
PM-economists meet: Job, farm, manufacturing, exports focus areas

Briefing about the meeting, Kumar said experts emphasised that all efforts should be made to ensure doubling of farmers income, which often does not rise with increased production leading to decline in prices. "There is a much better news on employment", Kumar said at a press conference here. "Someone said that it is time now to target on job growt...

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  • Home & Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died aged 29
Home & Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died aged 29

Annabelle died three days later, while Jessica remained in a coma at St. George hospital. There has been no official confirmation from the NSW Police or hospital that the actress has died. The remains of those killed in the crash were so badly burned, they had to be identified by their dental records, SBS reported. "Whenever he'd ask to drive...

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  • 'Black Panther' Set a Marvel Record With Advance Ticket Sales
'Black Panther' Set a Marvel Record With Advance Ticket Sales

Black Panther is the first standalone film to focus on the titular character, the superhero alias of King T'Challa of the fictional country Wakanda, portrayed by actor Chadwick Boseman . Lupita Nyong'o , who happens to actually be in the film, didn't either. If audiences can fall in love with a talking raccoon and tree, I think it's safe to say t...

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  • Sumpter Twp. couple wanted for murder of girl, 4, arrested in Georgia
Sumpter Twp. couple wanted for murder of girl, 4, arrested in Georgia

Family members were administering CPR. Officers arrived at a mobile home park in Belleville on New Year's Day finding the four-year-old girl unresponsive. "She would run around the house when we had her, always with a big ol' smile on her face". According to neighbors, Child Protective Services had been to the home several times over the years,...

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  • Louisiana Teacher Speaks Out on Superintendent's Raise & Gets Arrested
Louisiana Teacher Speaks Out on Superintendent's Raise & Gets Arrested

After Hargrave, a Rene Rost Middle School teacher, posed another question, the city marshal on duty escorted her out of the meeting. Hargrave yelled as the officer picked her up from the floor and pushed her towards an exit, commanding her to "stop resisting".

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  • Trump Pushes Compromise On Immigration
Trump Pushes Compromise On Immigration

The Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which gave safe harbor to "Dreamers", formally ends March 5, although some immigrants have already started losing their protections. Immigration resonates deeply with both parties' bases, increasing the pressure on elected officials to deliver, but Republicans and Democrats have shown li...

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  • Pierce County deputy was Navy veteran, father
Pierce County deputy was Navy veteran, father

He suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma. One of two suspects was also killed during the exchange, according to the sheriff's department. One suspect was found dead at the scene and another is on the loose and being sought by authorities. Deputies are doing a K-9 track in the area and have close...

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  • Political parties welcome SC's decision to reconsider law criminalising homosexuality
Political parties welcome SC's decision to reconsider law criminalising homosexuality

The federal appeals court did not rule past year on the constitutionality of the law, known as HB 1523; it ruled that the plaintiffs did not have standing to challenge the law. Why Supreme Court canceled the Delhi high court order? Last June, a three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously in favor of the law, rever...

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  • Saudi King Orders SR1,000 Payment to State Employees in 2018
Saudi King Orders SR1,000 Payment to State Employees in 2018

The Sabq website, quoting unnamed officials, reported that a division of the Saudi National Guard, which is tasked with protecting the royal family, was ordered to arrest the princes. Saudi Arabia a year ago rounded up dozens of royal family members, current and former senior officials in the crackdown on corruption that has also strengthe...

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  • Fire at CineVista in Kanjurmarg
Fire at CineVista in Kanjurmarg

News agency Press Trust of India quoted officials saying that there were no causalities or injuries reported so far. The fire department received the call at 8:07 pm. As per initial information provided by the fire officials, the fire was confined to the ground-plus-one Cine Vista studio and to its electric wiring, studio instrument etc.

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  • Kyle Edmund crashes out to Grigor Dimitrov after nasty fall in Brisbane
Kyle Edmund crashes out to Grigor Dimitrov after nasty fall in Brisbane

Dimitrov wasted no time in lending a helping hand, sprinting to the other side of the net to assist his opponent to the changeover seat. The 18-year-old De Minaur will play Ryan Harrison, who led 7-6 (6), 4-2 when Denis Istomin retired from their quarterfinal match with a hip strain.

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  • Oil tanker Sanchi spilling slick after ship crash in 'new Bermuda triangle'
Oil tanker Sanchi spilling slick after ship crash in 'new Bermuda triangle'

The tanker was carrying 136,000 tons (nearly one million barrels) of condensate and headed for South Korea. Rescue efforts are being hampered by fire in and around the tanker and by bad weather. "We can not say all of them have died, because rescue teams are there and providing services". A Korean Coast Guard official confirmed the tanker was sti...

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  • Steve Bannon Apologizes For Anti-Trump Comments in Michael Wolff Book
Steve Bannon Apologizes For Anti-Trump Comments in Michael Wolff Book

McMaster he was a 'dope.' The list went on", according to the book. "This is a book by a NY gossip columnist who has been known to fabricate stories, who says in his own preface that looseness with the truth is an elemental thread of the book", Cotton said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos".

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  • Sydney set to swelter as temps hit 45C
Sydney set to swelter as temps hit 45C

The greater Sydney area was given a severe fire danger rating, local media reported, while much of the rest of the state was issued with a very high rating. 3 courtside photographers' cameras shut down, takes 55 degree temps to do that. Temperatures were expected to remain in the high 30s to early 40s Celsius Monday and the fire ban would be cont...

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  • Jake Tapper cuts off contentious interview with Trump aide Stephen Miller
Jake Tapper cuts off contentious interview with Trump aide Stephen Miller

The president also referred to Wolff's book as a "Fake Book" written by a "totally discredited author" in a separate tweet . Stephen Miller attends a meeting between US President Donald Trump and small business leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017.

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  • Siddaramaiah must know Hinduism is way of life: Yogi Adityanath
Siddaramaiah must know Hinduism is way of life: Yogi Adityanath

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Lucknow Deepak Kumar said the vehicles of the farmers, who were involved in throwing potatoes have been identified and that they would be acted upon. Drawing a parallel between Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka , Yogi hinted that the issue of Hanuman Jayanthi which had become controversial a few months ago after...

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  • Trump's corrupt media awards: Why some pundits are angling to win
Trump's corrupt media awards: Why some pundits are angling to win

Cape Town - Channel24 reported earlier this week that fake news king and caustic American president Donald Trump announced he is starting his own Dishonest Media Awards from the White House that he will dish out on the day after this Sunday's upcoming Golden Globe Awards.

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  • NASA Mourns Loss of Astronaut John Young, Visited the Moon Twice
NASA Mourns Loss of Astronaut John Young, Visited the Moon Twice

The former US Navy test pilot was the ninth person to set foot on the moon, an experience shared by three others after Young. Young was in NASA's second astronaut class, chosen in 1962, along with the likes of Neil Armstrong, Pete Conrad and James Lovell.

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  • Trump Reportedly Joked About Domestic Abuse Allegations Against Steve Bannon
Trump Reportedly Joked About Domestic Abuse Allegations Against Steve Bannon

But why does Bush call Bannon a "honey badger"? He noted that Bannon had already unsettled many of his supporters when he said, "The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over", after he left his position in the administration in August.

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  • Roy Moore accuser's house fire under investigation for arson
Roy Moore accuser's house fire under investigation for arson

They also say they have a person of interest in custody, but they add it does not appear to be related to her allegations against Moore . Another neighbor said the man authorities are investigating "approached her as she was getting in her auto that morning and asked if she thought Johnson's house was going to burn".

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  • Prankster Sign Underscores Lunacy of New California Sanctuary Law
Prankster Sign Underscores Lunacy of New California Sanctuary Law

Because if you think ICE is going away, we're not. The debate over the policies pits those who argue sanctuary policies offer protection to hoodlums against those who say they provide a sense of safety that encourages undocumented residents to report crimes.

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