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Militants Storm Top Hotel in Afghan Capital

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There's no immediate reports of injuries and no group has claimed responsibility yet. He said: "They are now on the third and fourth floors fighting with our forces". The attack was the latest strike on a high-profile target in Kabul , deepening worries about the ability of militants to strike at the heart of Afghanistan's leadership. Read More »

Rapper Fredo Santana Dead At 27 From Kidney Failure

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There is speculation that the drug known as "lean" - which has been known to cause seizures - was the source of Santana's health problems. The rapper was hospitalized in October of previous year for liver and kidney failure, and as TMZ notes, was known to speak openly about his addiction to lean. Read More »

White House Doctor: Donald Trump's Excellent Health 'Just How God Made Him'

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According to former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, Trump can throw a spiral through a tire, sink free throws at Madison Square Garden with a top coat on, and nail three-foot puts. Tom Cotton said in a Friday statement that they did not recall the " shithole " comment, and Cotton on Sunday also accused Durbin of misrepresenting Trump's comments. Read More »

Feds Speed Up Embassy's Move to Jerusalem

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The State Department expects the move to take place as early as next year, though Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Steven Goldstein says "we will do this at the pace of security, not at the pace of politics". Read More »

Vegas shooter bought 55 guns in 1 year

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While it does appear Stephen Paddock acted alone during the shooting, police have not said how the person of interest is tied to the case. "We do not anticipate charges being brought forward against Marilou Danley", said Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo when announcing the release of a preliminary investigative report, the New York Post reported . Read More »

White House: Trump Supports Republicans' Short-Term Spending Measure

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But the issue emerged this week when Steve Bannon, Trump's former strategic adviser, stonewalled the House Intelligence Committee during a 10-hour closed hearing by saying the White House had strictly limited what he could say. "The three senior guys in the campaign thought it was a good idea to meet with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference room on the 25th floor with no lawyers", Bannon said, according to Wolff's new book Fire and Fury. Read More »

'Sovereignty & security violation': Beijing outraged by United States warship sailing off disputed island

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China has slammed a United States missile destroyer for encroaching on the " indisputable " Huangyan Dao island in the South China Sea , warning that it can and will take "necessary measures to firmly safeguard its sovereignty". Nicole Schwegman said Saturday. The U.S. military has a longstanding position that such operations are carried out throughout the world, including in areas claimed by allies, and that they are separate from political considerations. Read More »

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to finish Rohingya return in 2 years

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A Myanmar agency set up to oversee repatriation said in a statement last Thursday that two temporary "repatriation and assessment camps" and one other site to accommodate returnees had been set up. Former OIC Special Envoy for Myanmar, Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar said this was crucial to ensure the Rohingyas would be treated equally as citizens of Myanmar and for them to feel certain that their protection will be assured. Read More »

Centre withdraws Haj subsidy, will use funds for Muslim girls' education

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At the same time, the Party wondered why the funds meant for the subsidy can't be used for minorities' welfare and educating them. "Though it was not a right, we have to protest against the way by which the union Govt has acted to stop it by superseding the Supreme Court order to do away with the subsidy completely in phases by 2023", he said. Read More »

What is the Montreal Cognitive Assessment test?

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The president asked that a cognitive test be included as part of his first physical exam and Jackson says Mr. Trump achieved a ideal score on the test. No matter who the person is, for me it's an honour. "I get more exercise than people think". "It's just the way he's wired". Mr Trump responded by saying Wolff's book was "full of lies", while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson dismissed suggestions the president's mental health was failing. Read More »

Two foreigners kidnapped in Kaduna rescued

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Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway. One suspect was arrested in connection with the kidnapping and police were on the trail of remaining suspects, Abeh said. today, January 20". Canada can not release further details on the case due to privacy concerns, Babcock said. "No ransom was paid". Kidnapping has always been a problem in Nigeria's southern states, where high-profile individuals, including the families of prominent politicians, ... Read More »

RSS activist in Kerala hacked to death, four SDPI workers arrested

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Media reports say that after he was attacked while riding his motorcycle, Shyama abandoned his vehicle and tried to escape by running to a nearby house, but the gang followed him and hacked him to death. The saffron party also alleged that around 14 of these killings took place since Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan took over the reins of the government in 2016. Read More »

Assembly poll dates for three north east states declared

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The Naga People's Front rules Nagaland under the chief ministership of T R Zeliang. Sarkar will have to come over anti-incumbency as the BJP and the Trinamool Congress are eyeing power in the state bordering Bangladesh. In the last crucial Assembly polls in Gujarat, the JD (U) had put up almost 100 candidates, but did not have any alliance with the BJP. There are nine vacancies in the state assembly. Read More »

Lawmakers Point Fingers Over Failure to Prevent Shutdown

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Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to reporters Thursday, Jan. 18. It is estimated that more than 800,000 federal employees would be furloughed. The measure was defeated 50 votes to 48, short of the 60 votes needed to pass. But that optimism faded as the evening wore on. When you layer on what Trump has said about shutdowns, it is fair to wonder if Trump actually wants one, or at least is okay with one if it happens. Read More »

India outclass Pakistan by 2 wickets to lift Blind Cricket World Cup

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Ramesh then led the run chase as India overhauled the target with eight balls to spare to retain the trophy that they had won in 2014 after beating the same opponents at Cape Town, South Africa. Besides Reddy, Sunil Ramesh too played an outstanding knock by hammering 93. Badar Munir top scored for Pakistan with 57, while Riasat Khan and Nisar Ali added 48 and 47 runs respectively. Read More »

House panel releases Glenn Simpson testimony transcript

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The transcript was released following a unanimous vote held by the Intelligence Committee, spurred on by an Op-Ed penned for The New York Times earlier this month calling for their release. The dossier was one of the findings that raised questions about Trump's relationship with the Kremlin and whether Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Al-Attiyah wins Dakar Rally 12th stage

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Dutchman Bernhard Ten Brinke (Toyota) won the stage with a time of 4hr 10min 54sec, ahead of Cyril Despres (at 4min 35sec) and Sainz (at 4min 40sec). Ignacio Casale finished third in the stage four minutes behind the victor, but with a comfy 1 hour 37 minute lead over Nicolás Cavigliasso , the Chilean can afford to relax. Read More »

Seoul demands explanation for cancellation of NK team's planned visit

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The two Koreas reached a package of Olympics-related rapprochement deals on Wednesday, including marching together at the opening ceremony and fielding their first joint Olympic team, in women's ice hockey . North Korea will send a cheering squad of around 230 members that will root for teams from both the South and the North. "We will continue to devote our efforts to secure understanding and support from the worldwide community including the U.S so that the momentum for recent talks can ... Read More »

Djokovic powers into Australian Open Round 4

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Against an opponent who had thwarted the Russian's Grand Slam comeback in the last 16 of the US Open past year, Sharapova sped through a scintillating first set in 23 power-packed minutes. Nor did Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza , one of the five seeded women's players who were eliminated on Day 4. "Really tough conditions - brutal". Read More »

Did Trump Say 'Shithole' Or 'Shithouse'? It Really Doesn't Matter

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Haitians angered by comments U.S. President Donald Trump is said to have made about their country are engaged in a shouting match with pro-Trump protesters down the street from the president's Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida. He says he does, but after he was embarrassed at his own immigration meeting for not understanding anything about it, he's suddenly chose to take the advice of folks like Stephen Miller and Tom Cotton, who simply don't want DACA restored. Read More »

US government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats

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In her response, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi quoted President Trump as having said that "our country needs a good shutdown". Senate Republicans, who with the absence of John McCain held a tenuous, one-seat majority, had needed as many as a dozen Democratic crossover votes to float the four-week stopgap. Read More »

North Korea to send advance team for Olympic performance

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In signs of a thaw, North and South Korea have chose to march together under a single flag at the Winter Olympics Opening ceremony next month and even field a united women's ice hockey team for the games . North Korea's participation in the upcoming Olympics in the South is not undesirable. Their march at the Sydney Olympics drew a standing ovation, with many spectators shedding tears and the applause continuing until the Koreans finished circling the track. Read More »