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DRC: Authorities block Internet access as protests continue

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On Jan. 12, police in the capital fired into the air and used tear gas to disperse people, including ambassadors, attending a mass at Kinshasa's Catholic cathedral to honor protesters killed in clashes with security forces. Police fired live ammunition and tear gas at demonstrators who marched after church services. The authorities said no deaths that day were linked to the demonstration. Read More »

Tokyo holds first missile drill amid growing nuclear threat from North Korea

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Around 350 people participated in the evacuation drills in Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward, as well as a local amusement park, shelter in a nearby subway station and buildings, according to local media. North Korea last test-fired a missile on November 29 and has since restarted talks with South Korea, but Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appeared unimpressed by the latest developments, supporting the need for Japan to bolster its anti-missile defenses amid "the most severe security environment in ... Read More »

Celebrate the gift of school choice in Colorado, US

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In her remarks at the rally last week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos encouraged those attending, which included pupils from local private and charter schools, to advocate for school choice. According to Texas Education Agency, the commission "shall prepare and deliver a report to the governor and the legislature that recommends statutory changes to improve the public school finance system, including any adjustments to funding to account for student demographics" by December. Read More »

North Korea 'Sending 22 Athletes' to 2018 Winter Olympics

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The conservative opposition Liberty Korea Party has strongly objected to the agreement, arguing the North is seeking to exploit the South's Olympics for its own propaganda. The North Korean athletes will travel to PyeongChang on February 1st via rail. North Korea's involvement comes after months of tension over its nuclear and ballistic missile programme. Read More »

Thunderstorms, increased fire risk expected Monday and Tuesday

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Conditions will improve Monday night, according to the weather service. Forecasters expect snow Monday morning as a colder air mass arrives just in time for the workweek. Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Northeast winds 5 to 15 miles per hour with gusts up to 25 miles per hour. The humidity typical of May will be around today and Tuesday before a weak cold front will lower the stickiness level on Wednesday and Thursday , before another round of higher humidity ... Read More »

Pep Guardiola Gives Manchester City Title Warning

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With F.A. Cup action in the near future, teams will look to put in a strong performance before a weekend off. Klopp believes the game - undoubtedly one of the best in England this term - showed the need to be fearless when facing a team of City's class. Read More »

Pope defends airborne wedding, insisting the couple was ready

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The accusations against Barros in the Karadima case were sufficiently credible for Francis to consider having him and two other bishops take a sabbatical year as penance three years ago. "The day they bring me proof against Bishop Barros, that's the day when I'll talk", he said . "There is not one proof against him, it´s all a smear campaign ¿is it clear?" On Thursday, Francis told reporters Thursday there was not a shred of evidence against Bishop Juan Barros Madrid. Read More »

Lindsey Graham Slams Trump Aide, Says White Home Workers Making Negotiations 'Troublesome'

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Let's face it: on Donald Trump's signature issue, Stephen Miller is the boss. White House staffers and Trump allies alike have reportedly advised the president, who's " itching " to play dealmaker, that lying low is the best strategy: "The more he appears in public, the more this becomes a Trump problem", Republican strategist John Feehery told The Washington Post . Read More »

Mulvaney has been at centre of last 2 government shutdowns

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Three Senate Republicans have publicly said they will not support the continuing resolution, complicating Republicans' efforts to deflect blame for a potential shutdown. On Sunday, he defended himself against accusations of hypocrisy in his attacks on Democrats over the government shutdown, given his own role at the center of the 2013 shutdown. Read More »

North Korea to send Winter Olympics delegation to South Korea

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The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has warned South Korea against rhetoric from some media and politicians that chills the atmosphere of reconciliation ahead of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next month. The Games will take place between 9 and 25 February in Pyeongchang in South Korea . The contestants of the ISU championships in Taipei are top figure skaters from all around the world and half of them will be going to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Read More »

'Unprecedented crisis of trust' grips United States thanks to partisanship, social media

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Twenty-two of the 28 countries expressed distrust in media, and in the US, the public's trust in media sources dropped 5 percent from 2017. The survey included 6,200 "informed public respondents" who were aged 25-64, college-educated; a household income in the top quartile for their age in their country; read or watch business/news media at least several times a week; follow public policy issues in the news at least several times a week. Read More »

Pence defends Trump over vulgar remarks on African immigrants

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Last week InTouch magazine published a 2011 interview with Stormy Daniels (l.) in which she said Trump (r.) was "terrified of sharks" and that they had "textbook generic" unprotected sex. Pence, on a four-day visit to the Middle East while Washington grapples with a government shutdown, said in the AP interview that he was "hopeful that Democrats in the Senate will see their way clear to reopen the government". Read More »

5 missing after Oklahoma rig explosion, emergency official says

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Enloe said Houston-based Patterson Drilling, which is operating the well, is contacting the families of those employees who are missing, and emergency responders are at the site "doing their best to locate" the unaccounted for workers. state. Skinner said a company that specializes in rig fires and other well control problems also responded to the blaze. Enloe said the explosion also started grass fires that are being contained, but said the rig was almost engulfed in flames. Read More »

Syria Kurds Say Turkish Operation 'Clear' Support for IS

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Afrin would be a "quagmire from which the Turkish army will only exit after suffering great losses", said a statement from the YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces umbrella group. According to Rizk, "the reactions could come from everywhere: we have the US-Turkish dispute, as a result of what is happening, at the same time you have a dispute between the Syrian government and Turkey because the Syrian government has expressed its categorical rejection for any such steps". Read More »

U.S. flu season worsens, has "a lot more steam" than expected

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Hollywood, MD- The influenza virus is running rampant in Maryland. It can cause a miserable but relatively mild illness in many people, but more severe illness in others. The last two are more common in children than adults. In addition to pneumonia, serious complications include inflammation of the heart, brain or muscle tissues, and multi-organ failure, such as respiratory and kidney failure. Read More »

King Abdullah reiterates support for two-state solution

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Netanyahu said President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the country's capital last month was one of the most historic in Israel's history. Israel, which annexed East Jerusalem after capturing it in 1967 in a move not internationally recognized, regards all of the city as its "eternal and indivisible capital". Read More »

Milwaukee Bucks Fire Jason Kidd

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Reports of Kidd leaving for the Bucks became public even as Larry Drew was still coaching in Milwaukee . Assistant coach Joe Prunty was named the interim head coach prior to the club's game Monday night game against Phoenix. "And they all believe they can do it, and until we can think about being a team and making a play and being unselfish, you know, good things happen and we've seen it", Kidd said after a 106-101 loss to the Heat on Thursday. Read More »

With 'Mixed Emotions,' Scott Legalizes Marijuana in Vermont

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The measure also imposes new civil penalties for consuming cannabis while driving, and imposes additional penalties for those who operate a motor vehicle impaired with a minor in the vehicle. "We are looking forward to working with lawmakers and state leaders to continue improving marijuana laws in the Green Mountain State". "While SAM always opposes any legalization measure that will inevitably increase use rate among our youth and make our roads more unsafe, we recognize that since H.511 ... Read More »

Patriots open as 5.5-point favorites over Eagles in Super Bowl LII

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The Eagles will be playing their first NFC Championship Game since the 2008 season. Philadelphia was an underdog in each of its playoff games, against the Atlanta Falcons and Sunday against the Vikings . Blake Bortles and the stingy Jaguars (12-7) led New England 20-10 early in the fourth quarter, but couldn't hold against the defending champions. Read More »

Apple becomes Laureate partner for the Malala Fund

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Apple said it will also provide technology, curriculum and research into policy changes to reduce the barriers for girls attending school. This groundbreaking partnership has been announced in an exclusive interview with The Independent, where Apple CEO has agreed to offer considerable funding and resources to the Malala Fund to help the charity to achieve its goal of delivering education to girls in countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Nigeria. Read More »

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview 01/22/18

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That victory allowed the Buckeyes to equal last year's win total with 10 regular-season games remaining. Nebraska vs Ohio State tv channel is on BTN. "Friday is a big-time addition, and not just because he is rated No.85 nationally in the 247sports composite (of the major recruiting rankings), but because Ohio State needed at least one more defensive end in this class", Kurelic said. Read More »

Priyanka Chopra has a special wish for Bhavana on her wedding day

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A grand reception has been planned on the same day at Lulu Convention Centre in Thrissur for the couple's friends in film industry. Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra , who is busy in the shoot for the third season of Quantico in NY these days, gives the best wedding gift to Malayalam actress Bhavana by sending her video wish. Read More »