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Seoul: North Korea to send delegation to Olympics in South

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The two countries, which are still technically at war, said they will seek to resolve issues via dialogue and negotiations, according to the statement released by South Korea's Unification Ministry. He urged Seoul to halt the military drills with the USA and said he has a "nuclear button" to launch missiles at any target in the United States. But the North gave no sign it would do so until leader Kim Jong-Un's New Year speech. Read More »

Ecuador Wants Help Moving Julian Assange Out Of Its London Embassy

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However, in an unexpected move a year ago, Swedish prosecutors dropped all charges against him. However, he still faces arrest by British police for violating the terms of his 2012 bail. President Lenin Moreno has described Assange as a "hacker", while stressing he would not be kicked out of the embassy. "We are also considering and exploring the possibility of mediation", she said, adding that the role of mediator could be played by an individual or a third-country government. Read More »

Climate statement shows 2017 Aus third-warmest yr

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Out of the10 warmest years on record, seven have been recorded since 2005. The year 2017 was the third-warmest on record for the United States, and featured a pileup of weather and climate disasters that cost the nation a record-breaking $306 billion, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read More »

Commuters struggle as TN bus strike enters 6th day

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Uncertainty loomed large over advance booking of tickets for special buses for "Pongal" which normally commences ahead of the harvest festival on January 14. Vijayabaskar had appealed to bus employees to return to work. Transport workers have been demanding for a pay revision to Rs 30,000; however, the authorities have only agreed to pay them Rs 24,400 per month. Read More »

Malaysia to pay $70m if firm finds MH370

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A United States based company early this week dispatched the search vessel Seabed Constructor to look for debris in the southern Indian Ocean, 3 years after the Boeing 777 disappeared on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 227 passengers and 12 crew. Read More »

WH's Miller Responds: CNN Has 'Very Low Journalistic Standards'

Shortly after the interview , Trump tweeted that " Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration". Asked why Tapper would not give him three minutes to talk about the president he has known for two years, Tapper told Miller, "Because it's my show and I don't want to do that". Read More »

Olympic Kayaker suspended for spiking opponent's drink with anabolic steroids

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That dream obviously is dashed for Suzuki but now is alive for Komatsu, who initially was barred from competition after his failed test but has been reinstated after the latest revelations. "Suzuki's conduct is totally contrary to the spirit of sporting fair play", it said in a statement. Both Suzuki and Komatsu were among the top candidates to represent Japan at the forthcoming 2020 Olympics. Read More »

Israeli shot near West Bank settlement dies

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Egypt would cede a piece of the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip, shifting the center of power in the future Palestinian state to the Strip rather than the West Bank. The man died from his wounds suffered from the gun attack near Havat Gilad settlement, east of the Palestinian city of Nablus, AFP reported. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas criticised the Likud resolution and the United States' refusal to condemn Israeli "crimes against the Palestinian people". Read More »

Malaysian Passport Is 4th Most Powerful In Asia

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The votes are in, and Singapore officially holds the second most powerful passport in the world. Citizens of Singapore enjoy visa-free access to 176 countries of the world. However, the way in which the Henley & Partners system's collates data means that passports from 58 other countries appear above Taiwan's in the rankings. Read More »

North Korea likely to participate in Winter Games

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North Korea has long pushed for the US and South Korea to cancel joint military exercises altogether, and Kim has called on the allies to refrain from bringing "aggressive forces" into the region. The two Koreas have been separated by the world's most heavily militarised border since the Korean War ended in a stalemate in 1953. The Trump administration increased sanctions on North Korea in response. Read More »

Lalu Prasad Yadav aides became thieves to serve him!

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The jail officials have remained tightlipped over what task Lalu has been assigned to do. In fact, such is the bond between the former Bihar Chief Minister and his aides, that the Ranchi police on Tuesday said that, two of Lalu's aides got themselves convicted in a false case so that the duo can serve the RJD supremo, who is now lodged in the Birsa Munda Central jail. Read More »

WiFi Alliance says new WPA3 wireless standard will focus on security

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The new wireless network security standard will replace WPA2 eventually. Wi-Fi Alliance president and chief executive Edgar Figueroa said: "Security is a foundation of Wi-Fi Alliance certification programmes, and we are excited to introduce new features to the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED family of security solutions". Read More »

Chief Minister Of Pakistan's Balochistan Resigns Amid Political Crisis

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PML-N has a government both in the center and province. President Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and other senior leaders of the party chose to adopt a flexible approach whereby any candidates from coalition parties would also be considered for the post of CM, in case of no consensus on a PML-N member for the top job, according to sources. Read More »

Yair Netanyahu expresses regret over 'ridiculous' statements in strip club

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According to Netanyahu, his son's remarks about the gas deal were nothing more than a "bad joke". Israel's embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a new scandal Tuesday after a recording emerged of his 26-year-old stay-at-home son joyriding at taxpayer expense to Tel Aviv strip clubs with his super-rich buddies and bragging about how his father pushed through a controversial gas deal. Read More »

Miss Trans America Founder First US Transgender Murder of 2018

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An autopsy conducted by the chief medical examiner revealed Christa Steele-Knudslien bled to death after she was both stabbed and beaten. Police told MassLive that the 47-year-old said he'd "snapped" and done "something very bad" during a January 5 interview, during which he also said he struck his wife with a hammer and stabbed her with a knife. Read More »

Magnitude 7.6 quake hits Caribbean sea

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Tsunami advisories, which are a level below "warnings" were issued for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The tremor occurred on Tuesday night at about 9.51pm just over 25 miles from the coast of Great Swan Island belonging to Honduras. The natural disaster had a depth of 6.2 miles, according to the US Geological Survey. A tsunami advisory was in effect for Puerto Rico and the U. Read More »

Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions' new policy

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Morse said he believes the same federal provision that bars prosecution of medicinal marijuana operators also protects the recreational side to some extent, because "it is hard to distinguish one from the other". Brian Vicente, a Denver attorney who co-wrote Colorado's 2012 constitutional amendment legalizing recreation marijuana, said the industry will closely examine the background of any new US attorney nominees. Read More »

China warns of possible explosion in Iranian oil tanker

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The Iranian vessel, loaded with fuel, was on its way to South Korea with about 1 million barrels of an ultra-light form of oil called condensate when it crashed. South Korea also sent a ship and helicopter to help. All 26 members of the crew died after it exploded when it collided with the Aegean Captain. Condensate is an nearly transparent and odorless ultra-light crude, it is more explosive than regular crude oil and it is used to produce jet and heating fuel, gasoline and diesel. Read More »

Two militants, civilian killed in J&K

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An FIR has been registered at Kulgam police station in this connection. The officials said that the Army opened fire when one of its camps in the area came under attack by a stone-pelting mob. "The youth has been identified as Khalid Ahmad Dar", they added. Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Anantnag, Dr Fazil Kochak said that the slain youth was shot in the neck and succumbed soon after he was brought to the hospital. Read More »

USA security experts back Iran nuclear deal, as Trump faces deadlines

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But Zarif was quoted as saying that media reports that the Brussels talks would focus on the protests are "baseless and unfounded". European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini convened Thursday's meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif "to ensure a full and continued implementation" of the 2015 agreement. Read More »

Train crash leaves over 200 injured

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The cause of the incident has yet to be ascertained. Maloka said that Metrorail can not say what led to the collision. "We have since learnt that it was not necessarily the issue". Commuters using trains running between Germiston and Johannesburg were told to expect delays of up to 60 minutes. The accident came five days after a train crashed into two vehicles at a crossing, killing at least 19 people and injuring hundreds more, about 110 miles to the southwest, near Kroonstad. Read More »

Cyber attack targets Winter Olympics organisations

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UK Sport has set a target range for the Olympic team at four to 10 medals, and six to 12 medals for the Paralympic team. Between two and three medals are targeted at the Olympics in the sports of ski and snowboard, along with one or two in curling and short-track speed skating and one each in skeleton and bobsleigh. Read More »