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Hackers of North Korea are Apparently Targeting Bitcoin Exchanges

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The South Korean won skidded to a seven-week low on Thursday and shares fell for the eighth straight session as the government said it expect more provocations from North Korea in coming weeks. Meanwhile, North Korea has been hit by an natural disaster as suspected nuclear testing continues. The last time the USA flew B-1s near North Korea, four advanced jet fighters accompanied it. Read More »

Haley Declares Iran Deal 'Empty,' Blames Russia

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Russia, thereby, says the IAEA has no authority over it. Russian Federation is one of the six world powers that signed the deal with Iran. The section bans "activities which could contribute to the development of a nuclear explosive device". Read More »

England beat West Indies in rain-hit 4th ODI

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Moeen Ali , who made a blistering 102 in England's win in the fourth ODI in Bristol on Sunday, helped get England above the required run-rate with a dashing 48 not out. This match took place just hours after England unveiled their Ashes squad. The 26-year-old remains under investigation after being released without charge. Read More »

Japan's PM Abe calls for snap election

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Minutes after the lower house dissolution, Abe made a fiery speech to party members. "A hard battle starts today", Abe told reporters, shaking his fist. Mr Stephen Nagy, a professor at International Christian University in Tokyo, said: "Another missile test would likely put him in the limelight further, casting a shadow on the Party of Hope's policy credentials". Read More »

Black Congresswoman Kneels During House Floor Speech, Accuses Trump Of Racism

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Houston Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee dug in Tuesday after sparking controversy and becoming a social media sensation the night before for taking a knee on the House floor "in honor of the First Amendment". Rep. Jackson Lee tweeted that she was "proud to kneel in defense of the First Amendment". "There is no basis in the First Amendment that says that you can not kneel on the national anthem or in front of the flag", she emphasized. Read More »

FBI Director Warns Terrorist Drones Are 'Coming Here Imminently'

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The director also said he wanted to be careful to not discuss an ongoing investigation, but added: "I could not agree more that this concept of ransomware, cyber terrorism, the various variants of it that are hitting and I think the example in your state illustrates that it's everywhere now". Read More »

After Maria, hurricane-weary USA will get a breather

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Maria actually weakened a little on Sunday but it is still a risky storm with winds of over 100mph. Conditions on Friday called for some clouds and wind - vestiges of Jose, which once was a tropical storm. A storm surge watch is also in effect for certain areas. After Maria and Hurricane Lee, which is not expected to pose a threat to land, there are no developing storms lurking in the Atlantic basin, Accuweather says. Read More »

Supreme Court's Gorsuch criticized over Trump hotel speech

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The speech, though, isn't what is attracting an outcry - as there's a long tradition of Supreme Court justices accepting invitations to speak before groups across the political spectrum. From 1986-1989 and 1993-2003, he practiced law in Washington , D.C. He was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2003. Read More »

Former Columbus Playboy Bunny remembers Hugh Hefner

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Playboy was founded in 1953, and the first celebrity to be featured on its cover that December was none other than the Hollywood icon. After quitting the Esquire magazine because he was denied a $5 raise, Hefner went on to create Playboy with $8,000 in his Chicago apartment when he was 27 years old. Read More »

United Kingdom to give £30 million more aid for the Rohingya

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Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya has said that the United Kingdom (UK) will provide £30 million (about Tk328 crores) more aid for the Rohingya refugees sheltered in Bangladesh. Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday rejected the "ethnic cleansing" label used by many in the worldwide community to describe the situation. Read More »

ICE arrests in SF, Santa Clara Co.; targeted immigrants with previous convictions

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Federal authorities said the majority of those arrested had been convicted of crimes in the US, while others were in violation of immigration laws. ICE Acting Director Tom Homan said in a statement from Washington, D.C., "ICE's goal is to build cooperative, respectful relationships with our law enforcement partners to help prevent unsafe criminal aliens from being released back onto the streets". Read More »

Hillary Clinton peddles fake news about Trump and Puerto Rico

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Cruzita Mojica is an employee of the Puerto Rico Treasury Department in San Juan. Governor Ricardo Rossello has called the scope of the island's devastation unprecedented. Federal Reserve and Treasury for lines of credit at reasonable rates as it struggles to rebuild, Rossello said. Army Brigadier General Richard Kim told reporters that the total military force on the island, including the Puerto Rico National Guard, number about 4,400 troops. Read More »

North Korea shot down a USA plane in 1969, killing 31 Americans

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Also on Thursday, Malaysia barred its citizens from traveling to North Korea because of the escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said Trump's Twitter comments, in which the U.S. Ri referred to Trump's tweet Saturday that said: "Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!" "It is hard to evaluate the exact level of danger sparked by North Korean ... Read More »

IL governor signs bill funding abortions with taxpayer dollars

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The legislation, which takes effect immediately, also removes language in state law that could criminalize abortion if Roe v. Wade is ever overturned. "When Medicaid insurance doesn't cover abortion, it forces women to make impossible decisions and endure added delays, harm, and stigma". "HB 40 ensures that abortion will remain legal in IL, regardless of what happens at the federal level", the forum's executive director, Sung Yeon Choimorrow, said in a statement. Read More »

Hong Kong is 6th most competitive economy: WEF

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After peaking at 11th in 2007, South Korea slid to 19th in 2012, 25th in 2013 and then to 26th in 2014, where it has remained for four years in a row. Hong Kong has risen three places to reach sixth in the latest index measuring global competitiveness. His Majesty's Government, through the Ease of Doing Business Steering Committee, has since then been actively driving business reforms to streamline inefficient government processes, ensure the costs of doing business are competitive, and ... Read More »

Phil Mickelson takes hilariously bad selfie with Obama, Clinton and Bush

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The biennial Presidents Cup golf tournament got underway at a course in Jersey City , New Jersey, on Thursday, and a trio on hand for its start more than helped the competition live up to its name. Phil Mickelson caught them early and ensured he was the first golfer to get a presidential selfie . Regardless of how you feel about each of our last three presidents, it's hard not to look back fondly at the times that once were - so ahead, bask in the glory of the most nostalgic set of ... Read More »

Paul Ryan to talk taxes at Delco factory Thursday

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Penn Machine makes high-pressure pipes that can be used in submarines and the oil industry, and it has civilian and military contracts. President Donald Trump and Republican leaders today will detail a tax reform plan that repeals a $1.3 trillion tax break that has become the top federal tax deduction taken by NY residents. Read More »

North Korea bolsters military as rhetoric heats up

Park said President Moon told the meeting that Washington and Seoul agreed that pressure needed to be applied to North Korea, with the door to talks still open. The surviving pilot said after his release he was pressured by North Korean officials to confess that the helicopter had crossed into North Korea. Due to the ever-increasing tension between the United States and North Korea, the countries of Dushas are making sharp attacks on each other. Read More »

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Abu Dhabi Test begins tomorrow

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The pair made Pakistan so invincible that they have not lost any of the nine series they have played in UAE, with new captain Sarfraz Ahmed admitting it will be tough to replace them. The challenge is there and I think we rank sixth at the moment and we have to work on getting it down. "We will have to step up in our as a unit and we have something in our powers to do that". Read More »

United Nations offers to help resolve Baghdad, Kurdistan region crisis

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Regional carriers, including Turkish Airlines, EgyptAir and Lebanon's Middle East Airlines, had already announced that they would be suspending their flights serving Iraqi Kurdistan at Baghdad's request. In response to the independence referendum Turkish authorities said that they were ready to support Iraq's territorial integrity not in word but in deed, while US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said that Ankara's statement "certainly sounds like a threat". Read More »

Man from England crushed by El Capitan rockfall in Yosemite

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Gediman says they are not being identified until their relatives are notified. Ryan Sheridan said in the early morning hours Thursday that El Capitan remained active with rock falls. An estimated 16,000 cubic feet, about 1,300 tons, of rock tumbled off El Capitan during the afternoon. Helicopters searched the area for more possible victims. Read More »