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Mall evacuated after explosion at Florida mall. Several explosives found, reports say

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Firefighters said they found a backpack in the same corridor containing other possible explosive devices. There are no reports of injuries from the explosion - the ceiling and corridor wall near the explosion was damaged. Police said the devices were flares wrapped in electrical tape inside a plastic pipe, according to Fox 13 Tampa Bay . Lake Wales Police Department Deputy Chief Troy Schulze says the bombing could have been a lot more unsafe if it had hit an area where there were shoppers. Read More »

Mayon Volcano Erupts, Spews Huge Ash Cloud

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The institute said lava reached over 1,600 feet (500 meters) above the crater and ash fell in the Albay neighborhoods of Oas and Guinobatan. Almost 15,000 people have fled the danger zone within 6 to 7 kilometers of Mayon, and the institute strongly advised people not to re-enter the area. Read More »

Paul Bocuse, globe-trotting master of French cuisine, dies

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His temple to French gastronomy, L'Auberge du Pont de Collonges, outside the city of Lyon in south-eastern France , has held three Michelin stars since 1965. Bocuse began cooking at the age of 15. "His name alone summed up French gastronomy in its generosity and respect for tradition but also its inventiveness", the French president said. Read More »

Global female empowerment marches enter second day

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Kelley Robinson, Planned Parenthood's national organizing director, told CNN that numerous women who marched a year ago have been inspired to run for office themselves . Yep, these signs-works of art, really-even projecting a phrase or two, say thousands of words on the state of women's involvement in politics. But, you know, without taking up all the space. Read More »

Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered by multiple killers, private investigators believe

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Nectar Sherman likewise had cuts all over, and was found in her very own pool blood, the CBC announced, driving agents to think she battled with her speculated aggressors. Their bodies were otherwise limp and their arms unbound when they were discovered, the source said. The investigators came to this hypothesis because Honey was wearing the same clothes she was last seen in, on December 13, stated the source. Read More »

Trump campaign ad calls Democrats 'complicit' in officers' deaths

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President Donald Trump's re-election campaign released a provocative new ad accusing Democrats of being "complicit" in the slayings of law enforcement officers by people in the USA illegally. While some undocumented immigrants do commit crimes separate from immigration, numerous studies have that immigrants are bringing more crime into the country. Read More »

Snow, freezing rain coming in Montreal winter storm: Environment Canada

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A few areas from the Oak Ridges Moraine to the Dundalk highlands may see patchy freezing drizzle in the overnight hours of Sunday night to Monday morning. It says, "A significant freezing rain event is likely, with several millimetres of accumulation". The same system is responsible for a snowfall warning in northeastern Ontario, where forecasters predict up to 20 centimetres of snow by Monday night. Read More »

New National Defense Strategy Lists China, Russia as Threats

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The importance of alliances is more than a talking point for Mattis, who noted that whenever he went into combat, he always fought alongside foreign troops. The focus is on asymmetrical and flexible options rather than linear responses to adversaries. "Not looking good for our great Military or Safety & Security on the very unsafe Southern Border". Read More »

No. 22 Ohio State holds off Northwestern

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Chris Holtmann and Sam Berry - their names will be etched side-by-side in the Big Ten history books after Ohio State beat Northwestern on Wednesday. The team finished shooting 30 percent from deep. At 7-0 in conference play, Holtmann is the first coach in 95 years to win their first seven Big Ten games. Read More »

White House official: Trump immigration views have evolved

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Mr Kelly told a group of Hispanic members of Congress on Wednesday that Mr Trump had not been fully informed when he promised voters a wall a year ago, according to reports. CNN says Trump was left "fuming" by the interview and immediately hit back with a series of tweets defending his campaign promise. "No, he did not say that", Trump said. Read More »

USA shutdown could put vast workforce on temporary leave

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A government shutdown occurs when the president and Congress fail to pass Appropriations legislation for government spending and agencies. It remained unclear Saturday how long it would take for Democrats and Republicans to reach a spending deal. Read More »

West Bengal: CPI(M) rules out alliance with Congress

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Another draft is against any alliance with the Congress and proposes broader unity of the Left parties in the country to stop the BJP and RSS. According to party sources, two draft resolutions would be placed in the central committee meeting. Read More »

Multiple injured after train crash at Sydney's Richmond station

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The injured were being carried on stretchers into waiting ambulances. Two patients were reported to have spinal injuries. The train crashed into the buffer at the end of Richmond station. Police said they were investigating why the train did not stop. "My first thoughts are those people who have suffered some sort of injury". "We don't believe any of [the injuries] are life-threatening or serious. Read More »

Iran urges Turkey to respect Syria's territorial integrity

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The U.S. however has developed close ties with the YPG over the shared fight against the Islamic State group. Speaking to a congress of his ruling AK Party President Erdogan accused Turkey's allies of providing 2,000 plane shipments and 5,000 truckloads of weapons to the YPG, a comment that appeared aimed at the United States. Read More »

Iraq Sentences German Woman To Death For Joining IS

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The German media has reported that a German named Lamia K and her daughter left Mannheim in August 2014 and were arrested by Iraqi forces during the final stages of the battle to oust IS from its stronghold Mosul last July. The 16-year-old Wenzel was dragged from the rubble of Mosul when Iraqi forces liberated the city from ISIS last year. She is still in captivity in Iraq, possibly awaiting the same fate for her role in enforcing strict Sharia law against women in the territory seized by IS. Read More »

Clarkson Leads Injured Lakers To Victory

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Porzingis went fourth to the Knicks . Playing an injury-riddled and not very good Los Angeles Lakers team, the Pacers had one of their worst offensive games of the season. "I'm just hooping to be honest with you", Clarkson told the Orange County Register after the game. Meanwhile, the San Antonio Spurs have alternated wins with losses for 12 consecutive games and they will be hoping to bounce back after losing at Toronto by 86-83 on Friday. Read More »

DoD To T&P: Stop Calling Our Syrian Border Force A 'Border Force'

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Turkey today started shelling the Syrian town of Afrin held by a US-backed Kurdish militia that Ankara considers "terrorists" in a move to oust them, the defence minister said. An Afrin operation will follow Turkey's successful seven-month Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, which ended in March 2017. On Monday, with relations between the United States and Turkey stretched close to breaking point, Erdogan threatened to "strangle" the planned US -backed force in Syria "before it's ... Read More »

PM Modi asks CMs to address challenge of TB in mission mode

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In an interview to a TV channel, the Prime Minister said that Congress led UPA's 10 year rule was responsible for the deterioration of India's economy to the level of fragile five. "And if you think we are doing so much hard work around the world to isolate one nation, then that is wrong". "Yes, the world is grappling with the scourge of terrorism and whoever is sympathetic towards terrorists, the world is uniting against them". Read More »

Rory McIlroy 'in a better place' after return to action

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Fleetwood's advantage became two shots when Fisher bogeyed the par-three 15th after leaving his tee shot short of the green, although he recovered with a birdie at 16. "The difference is all in the putts". He completed a discouraging week by finding just four of 14 fairways and nine of 18 greens on his way to a 74 and missing the cut by four shots on his final day in La Quinta. Read More »

Pakistan summons Indian Deputy HC over cross-border firing

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Cross-border fire frequently results in the deaths of civilians and soldiers on both sides. The Indian army resorted to unprovoked heavy firing and mortar shelling in Jandrot and Kotil sector along the LoC at a time when Pakistan troops were working on communication lines. Read More »

Greeks rally over name row with neighbor Macedonia

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Greece says the name Macedonia implies a territorial claim over its own northern region of that name. They waved Greek flags, held banners reading "There is only one Macedonia and it is Greek!" and chanted the national anthem as they rallied around the statue of Alexander the Great in the centre of the city and along its seaside promenade and port. Read More »

Government shutdown day 2: What we know now

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Getting a bill through the Senate requires 60 votes and therefore some Democratic buy-in, because there are 51 Republicans in the Senate - but five Republicans voted against the House bill as well. White House officials said Trump is looking forward to spending much of the year promoting his achievements on judicial nominations, deregulation and passage of the tax overhaul. Read More »