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NDF consultant in peace talks with govt arrested

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Security forces arrested a ranking communist leader in the first operation against the rebel leadership since President Duterte ended the peace talks previous year. "If a person has warrant of arrest or if there is basis for warrantless arrest, he should be arrested because if not, it will be dereliction of duty", Roque, a lawyer, explained. Read More »

N. Korea Olympic skaters start coaching in South; 1…

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But short-track speed skater Choe Un Song fell and slid into a padded wall during his first practice at the Gangneung Ice Arena on Friday. Whenever joint military exercises took place "the peace and security of the Korean peninsula were gravely threatened and the inter-Korean mistrust and confrontation reached the top, thus creating great difficulties and obstacles ahead of hard-won dialogues", North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said in the letter published by the official North ... Read More »

Cape Town's water crisis hitting tourism

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Residents using too much water will be fined or have devices that limit water supply installed on their properties, according to the rules. Here's everything you need to know about Day Zero, and how people in the city are trying to avoid it. Read More »

Alexandria Duval Found Not Guilty of Murdering Twin Sister

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Anastasia died at the scene, while Alexandria sustained minor injuries. According to court documents, the sisters were fighting and Anastasia was pulling Alexendria's hair prior to the crash. Duval had been charged with the murder of her twin sister, Anastasia Duval , after a 2016 crash in Hawaii left the woman dead and Duval injured. Read More »

Man Smiles Before Being Executed For Killing His Daughters

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Battaglia who once served as a marine was an accountant at the time he shot and killed his two daughters as retaliation against their mother who was trying to revoke his parole. 'Merry. Christmas, ' Battaglia told Pearle, the words of the holiday greeting derisively divided by an obscenity. Lawyers for Texas argued he understood what he had done, and the US Supreme Court granted the execution. Read More »

Myanmar denies report of new mass graves in Rakhine

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Buddhist villagers then moved through Gu Dar Pyin in a sort of mopping-up operation, using knives to cut the throats of the injured, survivors said, and pitching the young and the elderly into fires. Htun Naing, a local security police officer in Buthidaung township, where the village is located, said he "hasn't heard of such mass graves". He added that he's not surprised that these graves were discovered and is certain others will be found. Read More »

Two dead after rockets from Syria hit Turkish border town

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Turkey and allied Syrian rebels have pressed on with Operation Olive Branch in the Kurdish-controlled Afrin enclave despite mounting global concern and reports of rising civilian casualties. Report says Ankara considers the group a terrorist organisation. Speaking to the American evening news broadcast PBS Newshour, on Thursday, the Turkish envoy to the United States, Serdar Kilic said Washington is making a mistake helping the PYD/PKK Kurdish militants in Syria. Read More »

Local Dogs Featured In Puppy Bowl XIV

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Rufferee Dan Schachner is back for the seventh year officiating the big game. This year a record 90 adoptable puppies will be featured, including rescue dogs from the areas affected by natural disasters in 2017. area dogs from Operation Paws for Homes will also be playing in the Puppy Bowl . "It's much harder for [shelters] to find homes for those dogs versus puppies, and so we've just been trying to listen to that", Morris told Vanity Fair. Read More »

The Trump Administration Agrees to Allow To Stay Temporarily in the US

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This 18-month extension of Syria's designation for TPS permits current Syrian TPS beneficiaries to re-register for TPS and remain in the United States with work authorization through September 30, 2019. "Prior to the conclusion of the 18-month extension, the secretary will review conditions in Syria to determine whether its TPS designation should be extended again or terminated". Read More »

Vallejo PD to ramp up DUI patrolling efforts for Super Bowl Sunday

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Drug-impaired drivers will also be targeted during the patrols. He stressed that drunk driving can result in serious crashes, injuries or death. In addition to losing your license, CSP is warning that if you drink and drive, and get caught and convicted, you could get up to a year in jail and be fined more than $13,000. Read More »

Stormy Daniels delivers big tease after Trump speech

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Kimmel kicked off the interview by telling Daniels that he had a "pretty clear idea" of what he wanted to ask her, but then saw a letter that denied the alleged relationship, which she supposedly signed earlier on Tuesday. The White House has largely dismissed the drama, claiming that the story was raised and settled during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen , has stated that the affair did not take place, but has not specifically denied making the payment. Read More »

Burning van slams into pedestrians in Shanghai, 18 hurt

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The driver and two other people suffered serious injuries in the crash, and all of the 18 injured in total were being treated in hospital, the authorities said. They say the smoking caused the van to catch on fire. A spokesman for Starbucks said the customers and employees inside their store were unharmed. Read More »

Man who attacked British Muslims sentenced to life

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Osborne must serve a minimum of 43 years before being considered for parole. A jobless loner who deliberately mowed down Muslim worshippers in Finsbury Park in a "suicide mission" terror attack has been jailed for at least 43 years. "My whole life has just turned upside down". She added: "While we accept that this is properly characterised as an act of terror". Mr Osborne had a history of depression and alcohol and drugs problems. Read More »

US hails Olympics security plan; opposes North Korea military parade

The U.S.is encouraged by the inter-Korean dialogue that has taken place since last month to arrange North Korea's participation in the Olympics, according to the spokeswoman. In PyeongChang, organizers have made sure to make the condoms easily accessible to all of the athletes . The two Koreas are still technically at war as the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended in an armistice, not a peace treaty. Read More »

Influx of South Sudanese Refugees to Sudan Continues

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About a third of South Sudan's population has been displaced by the conflict, which broke out in December 2013 between supporters of President Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, and his deputy Riek Machar, an ethnic Nuer. "We can not stand by idly as innocent civilians are murdered and raped". While there is no USA weapons trade to South Sudan, arms continue to flow into the country through neighboring states from countries in eastern Europe, according to one US source. Read More »

Five shot during violent clashes between migrants in Calais

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Help Refugee's Gavrilescu added: "We also strongly denounce the Calais mayor's accusations that volunteers and NGOs are in any way complicit to the clashes which have left many seriously injured". The four migrants who were shot were transported to a local hospital. One of the wounded was said to have been hit by a bullet in the back of the neck. Read More »

At least 90 migrants feared drowned after boat capsizes off Libya

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The International Organization for Migration is working to get more details of the incident and look for the best ways to assist survivors, Headon said. The EU struck a deal with the Libyan coastguard a year ago to help intercept migrants and return them to Libya. It attributed the reduction to stricter border controls. Read More »

KIbera residents stone cars, light fires after Miguna arrest

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In what has been seen by many as media censorship, the government ordered private channels KTN, NTV and Citizen TV be pulled from air Tuesday over coverage of a symbolic "swearing-in" of opposition leader Raila Odinga the same day. Linus Kaikai, the head of NTV, said: "We were informed by very reliable sources that policemen were downstairs and what they wanted to do was to arrest us when we leave the building, so we have since that time not left the building". Read More »

New Orleans native Greg Monroe to sign with Boston Celtics, not Pelicans

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Monroe, a 6-foot-11 former stud at Helen Cox, agreed to sign a one-year, $5 million deal with the Boston Celtics , according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski . As a starter, Monroe averaged 14.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game over six seasons. It is highly unlikely Monroe starts in Boston, however. But the Celtics could offer more money thanks to the disabled player exception, and, most likely, a better opportunity to chase an National Basketball Association title. Read More »