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Massive 6.4 magnitude quake rocks capital city with 'buildings swaying'

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The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) issued a statement saying there was no any indication of an aftershock and asked residents, especially those in Lebak, not to panic. We don't anticipate any damage in Jakarta. "Quake in Jakarta. The building is still swaying". He said: "It felt like a giant rock had dropped either in the hallway or just outside the building. Read More »

8.2 magnitude quake hits off coast of Alaska: USGS

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Geological Survey. A powerful quake hit off the coast of Alaska in the early hours of Tuesday . No areas appear to be in immediate threat but the situation is "still under investigation" and people in coastal areas are being advised to move inland. Read More »

Foreign minister to attend Davos meeting Tuesday

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With world leaders like U.S. president Donald Trump promoting tax cuts for the rich, protectionism and short-term measures, it will be a challenge to get decision-makers to adopt inclusive and long-term approaches. "I don't think Macron will be able to resist being the counter-Trump", said Robin Niblett, director of the Chatham House think tank in London. The WEF is a marathon of panel discussions, lunches and cocktail parties that delve into subjects as diverse as terrorism, artificial ... Read More »

In London, Tillerson goes where Trump wouldn't - to United States embassy

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AFTER MONTHS of incoherence, the Trump administration has taken a step toward a clear policy on Syria and its civil war. Following the US President's diplomatic spat with Prime Minister Theresa May in November - prompted by Mr Trump's promotion of far-right group Britain First on Twitter - Mr Tillerson insisted Americans "treasure" the country's relationship with the UK. Read More »

Rain, Ice, and Snow possible through Monday

The big system that brought severe storms to far eastern Oklahoma and blizzard warnings to the Rockies and central plains is exiting our main region today . Mostly cloudy. High 63°. Wind from the northwest gusting past 30 miles per hour adds an extra wind chill factor. Track temperatures and our next rain and snow chances with our Local4Casters app. Read More »

Accidents as volcano erupts close to Japan ski resort triggering avalanche

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Nearly 80 others were trapped at the cable auto station on top of the Kokusai Ski resort due to a power cut, and were slowly being transported down by firefighters, police and SDF. "Today, an eruption occurred" at the mountain, agency official Makoto Saito told reporters. Authorities have ordered people to leave a danger zone stretching eight kilometres from the volcano and on Tuesday shut down schools and businesses in Albay province where Mayon is located. Read More »

Trump's "Ultimatum": Europe in Search of a Nuclear Iran Workaround

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It came following the latest threat by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Iran has repeatedly said its missile program is purely defensive and denied they are created to carry nuclear warheads. The Islamic Republic denies its rockets are capable of carrying nuclear warheads, but has made clear that its missile program is non-negotiable. Read More »

Puerto Rico Moves To Privatize Island's Electric Company

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The almost category 5 storm made landfall on September 20 and left the island's electrical grid in shambles - after more than 100 days, some residents still haven't had power restored. "While Puerto Rico may attempt such an end-around maneuver, we doubt that it would pass muster with the courts", Palmer, who covers MBIA and Assured Guaranty, said. Read More »

No. 23 MI rolls over Rutgers

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Sanders leads the team with an average of 14.4 points and 3.6 assists per game, while Freeman is the team's leading rebounder with 7.2 rebounds per game this season. Charles Matthews finished with 15 points and eight rebounds for the Wolverines . The offensive struggle was real for MI early on, as it missed 10 of its first 11 shots, including a blown layup and two missed open 3-pointers. Read More »

Sloppy Steve's War On Ivanka During White House Tenure Comes To Light

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The new tell-all tome, which will be released next Monday, were obtained by the Washington Post . But Spicer ultimately came to the podium swinging during his first official White House news conference, insisting that the audience in attendance was larger than for former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMcCarthy: "No deadline on DACA " Democrats will need to explain if they shut government down over illegal immigration Trump's first year in office was the year of the woman ... Read More »

Here's the cognitive exam the US President scored top marks on

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The doctor stressed that Trump did " exceedingly well " on his cognitive test and that he "found no reason whatsoever to think that the president has any issues whatsoever with his thought process". "He has incredible genes I just assume ", Jackson said. After the doctor gave an update on Donald Trump's health , those who oppose the president weren't convinced and lashed out on # Twitter . Read More »

India makes massive security arrangements for Republic Day celebrations

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The Chief Guest will be from Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia , Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore , Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei. Another senior security official said Monday that the focus would be not only protecting the 10 heads of state from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), but ensuring they reach the venue on time from their luxury hotels without any hassle. Read More »

New BLACK PANTHER Featurette Focuses on Wakanda

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In an interview with Total Film Coogler said, "When I first started talking to Marvel, one thing they were interested in was for Panther to be their version of James Bond , which I thought was incredibly interesting and exciting". "Some of them were in tears", he continued. I think people have that same excitement around the movie . It's not entirely clear how much of the movie will take place in outer space, or for what reason T'Challa will find himself there. Read More »

HHS launches workplace to implement religious-freedom legal guidelines

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Leading Democrats and LGBT groups immediately denounced the move, saying " conscience protections " could become a license to discriminate, particularly against gay and transgender people. We are equal under the law. "The Founding Fathers knew that a nation that respects conscience rights is more diverse and more free, and OCR's new division will help make that vision a reality". Read More »

Cardi B Defends Offset Following Homophobic Lyric Controversy

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Well, just like any woman would for their man, his fianceé, Cardi B stepped in to defend him and share her thoughts on the situation. In this latest video , Cardi again insists that this is not the case, calling for the LGBTQ community to prioritize educating those who make ignorant statements rather than stigmatizing them. Read More »

RUSSIA THREAT: Putin plotting 'on Europe's DOORSTEP' warns United Kingdom military chief

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Gen Carter, who was speaking at the Royal United Services Institute, echoed the warning by Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, head of the RAF, that the Russian Federation of Vladimir Putin (pictured) is an increasing threat. And using her address at the Lord Mayor's Banquet in London , Prime Minister Theresa May also said a year ago that Russian Federation had "mounted a sustained campaign of cyber espionage and disruption" against other countries. Read More »

11 killed in Turkey bus accident

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Shocking images from the scene in Eskisehir show the vehicle has crumpled to one side as it leans into the row of trees. Passengers on the bus were mainly families with their children travelling to Bursa to spend the upcoming half-term at the popular Uludag ski resort nearby. Read More »

Ukrainians, 2 Venezuelans killed in hotel attack

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A particularly unlucky Ukrainian air crew were caught up in the attack, among many other Afghans, who on a Saturday night would have been clambering for a moment of respite from the iron corridors of life in Kabul's barricaded streets. Strict security is in place around the hotel and only a few people are being allowed inside. Editor's Note: This analysis has been updated to specify that the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul is no longer part of the global chain by the same name. Read More »

White House doc to provide more details about Trump's health

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The President doesn't have a daily physical fitness routine, the doctor said. "I can reliably say, and I think that the folks in the mental health [field] would back me up on the fact that if he had some kind of mental, cognitive issue, that this test is sensitive enough, it would have picked up on it". Read More »

USA Gymnastics drops Karolyi Ranch amid stress

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USA Gymnastics announced Monday that its board of directors resigned to "move forward in implementing change within our organization". Nassar pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault, and this week he is in the sentencing phase of his trial, hearing from more than 80 victims making impact statements about his two decades of abuse. Read More »

Pence: US Will Never Allow Iran to Possess Nuclear Weapons

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His comments from Brussels on Monday came on the same day as Mike Pence , the United States vice president, told Israel's parliament that the U.S. would move its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of 2019 . The announcement comes on the back of President Trump's decision to shift the US Embassy located in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem past year. United States officials said the description of the peace plan was inaccurate. Read More »

PM Lands in Zurich, to Meet Swiss President

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Over 3,000 world leaders from business, politics, art, academia and civil society will attend the 48th WEF annual meeting in the small ski resort town on snow-covered Alps mountains. Addressing a roundtable before a dinner meet, Modi narrated India's growth story. Who's behind it: The forum is the brainchild of German economist Klaus Schwab, who originally called it the European Management Forum. Read More »

President Trump: 'I am not a racist'

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While the White House never denied Trump used an obscenity to talk about immigrants of color, the president denied it. In the face of ongoing backlash against President Trump's reported "s--hole" comments during a bipartisan meeting on immigration last week, the president came out swinging on Monday afternoon by blasting one of his chief opponents in the Senate, Minority Whip Dick Durbin of IL. Read More »

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 »