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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation seeks stronger ties with South Korea

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Mr Soltenberg said: "We have the capability and resolve to deter any attack". Kang lauded the military alliance's strong support for South Korea against the backdrop of North Korea's nuclear and missile threats. NATO said they had the "capability and resolve" to respond to any attack from North Korea. This is a major military achievement for North Korea and a serious escalation of tensions with the United States and its allies in the region, particularly South Korea and Japan. Read More »

Vigil held in Argentina to remember 5 killed

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At least eight people were killed and about a dozen injured when a man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along the busy bike path near the West Side Highway Tuesday. The victims were 48 to 49 years old. In addition, Martin Ludovico Marro, an injured Argentine national, has also been admitted to the Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. Read More »

Indian power plant blast kills 26

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TOKYO • Non-smoking employees at a Japanese firm are getting six additional days' holiday to compensate for the time their colleagues spend puffing away at work. India's largest power producer said there was a "sudden abnormal sound" at a unit in the plant in the town of Unchahar around 3:30 in the afternoon, and flue gases and steam "escaped" during the incident. Read More »

GOP tax bill: Here is a look at the new brackets

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Not surprisingly, this would appease lawmakers in high-tax states like New York, California, and New Jersey who have argued forcefully against eliminating their favored tax preference. It's why they've made a decision to keep a top tax rate for millionaires. "But $600 #ChildTaxCredit increase doesn't achieve our & @potus goal of helping working families". Read More »

Hindu terror exists, they indulge only in violence: Kamal Haasan

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Chennai: Raking up yet another controversy, Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan has said right wing groups can not deny the existence of "Hindu terror" in their ranks. Kamal Haasan is a morally corrupt person, he can do anything at any time; he cannot be taken seriously. "Today, when Kamal Hassan makes similar comments, he is actually joining the ranks of P. Read More »

Police nab 'nonchalant' gunman who killed 3 at Colorado Walmart

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Avila says investigators looking at surveillance video did see other people in the Walmart who were armed. Two men died inside the Walmart, which is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Denver in a busy shopping center. Thornton police are searching for 47-year-old Scott Ostrem, who they say fled in a auto before officers arrived. SWAT officers who helped with the arrest did use a "flash bang" to distract Ostrem, Avila said. Read More »

Book World closing chain, including Mason City store

Books, toys, games, puzzles and other merchandise will all be sold at a heavily reduced price. Yellen Partners is assisting the company with its closing and liquidation process. In a statement issued Tuesday, Senior Vice President Mark Dupont announced all 45 Book World stores in seven states will close. The store's selection of magazines and new books was unparalleled in Baraboo. Read More »

Collins Dictionary Names 'Fake News' as Word of the Year

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The phrase, defined as " false, often sensational, information disseminated under the guise of news reporting ", has been named by Collins as the 2017 word of the year. The phrase, often capitalised, is frequently a feature of Trump's rhetoric; in the last few days alone he has tweeted of how "the Fake News is working overtime" in relation to the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Read More »

Trump Recommends Death Penalty, Guantanamo for NY Attacker

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Trump first raised the idea of sending him to Guantanamo on Wednesday, saying he would consider it, and late that night wrote on Twitter that the attacker "SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY!" President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would consider sending Sayfullo Saipov (sy-foo-LOH' sah-YEE'-pawf) to Guantanamo Bay. Read More »

Americans are more burdened about the country than monetary or occupational gains

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The American Psychological Association released its annual "Stress in America" survey , which revealed that most Americans say they can't remember a worse time in America. A mental health study has found that the majority of American adults believe that the US has reached its lowest point in their lifetime and that the future of the country weighs heavily on their psychological well-being. Read More »

Israeli warplanes have struck inside Syria

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Prior to the attack, local residents witnessed Israeli jets circling the area, and Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV reported they had been doing so for over an hour. The airstrikes were heard in the Bekaa area in Lebanon and were followed by Israeli overflights over the Lebanese-Syrian border. And in April, Syria's government accused Israel of firing several missiles at a military position near Damascus airport, triggering a huge explosion. Read More »

Kidde recalls almost 38 million fire extinguishers

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The two fire extinguishers recalled were the Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles and Kidde push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers . Date codes for recalled models manufactured from January 2, 2012 through August 15, 2017 are 00212 through 22717. Read More »

Britain should right the wrong done through the Balfour declaration

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The UK has rejected calls to apologize and has said it is proud of its role . Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, a long-time critic of Israeli policy towards the Palestinians, declined an invitation to attend the dinner with Netanyahu. The Palestinian Foreign Ministry urged on Thursday the United Kingdom government to shoulder its responsibility and correct the historical injustices it committed against the Palestinian people. Read More »

Myanmar's Suu Kyi visits Rakhine State

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About 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since 25 August. The United Nations has condemned the ongoing violence against the Rohingya inside Myanmar, with UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Raad al-Huseein labeling it "textbook ethnic cleansing". Read More »

Australian detention center on Papua New Guinea loses power

Ahead of a meeting between Malcolm Turnbull and Ms Ardern, Mr Boochani urged the new NZ PM to "put pressure on the Australian government to accept the offer". The relocation of the men is designed as a temporary measure, allowing the United States time to complete vetting of refugees as part of a refugee swap deal that Australia hopes will see it no longer responsible for the detention of almost 1,400 asylum seekers who have been classified as refugees. Read More »

Obama promotes health care law on first day of sign-ups

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Go to Healthcare.gov to find a link to your state's marketplace and review plans available in your area. "Most people who already have plans through the federal marketplace will be automatically re-enrolled, but Lodes urges customers to return to healthcare.gov since plan pricing and coverage changes every year". Read More »

Catalonia: Sacked leaders summoned to Madrid court

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This came after Catalan lawmakers voted to declare independence of the affluent north-eastern region. According to Sky News , the ousted leader also said he and his ministers would only return if Spain "can guarantee. The Spanish government insists it has no influence over the country's judiciary, the BBC's Tom Burridge in Barcelona says. Pons told Spain's Onda Cero radio that Puigdemont's lawyer in Belgium would likely be able to prolong the case until after the December 21 Catalan ... Read More »

Constitutional Convention A Big 'No' with Voters

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Only 19 percent of likely voters polled say they've heard nothing about a convention, a decidedly lower number than the 49 percent of registered voters who said just last month that they had heard nothing about a convention. The numbers are a change from earlier in the year, when a poll showed the majority of voters said they were in favor of holding a constitutional convention, despite the fact that they had not heard much about it. Read More »

Iran will lift border restrictions with Iraq's Kurdistan soon: General Baqeri

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The Iraqi troops also took control of surrounding oil fields. Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, in a speech, said that the border crossing was handed over to authorities of the Iraqi central government this morning. Zebari, the Kurdish government adviser, said the Kurds were prepared to accept "Iraqis at the airports and border posts to have oversight, to make sure everyone is in compliance", but any such presence must be achieved through negotiations, not force. Read More »

President Kovind appreciates Bhutan on Doklam solution

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President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday appreciated Bhutan's support in resolving the 73-day-old standoff on Doklam plateau. The royal family is on a four-day visit to India. "His Majesty the King of Bhutan and the Prime Minister of India expressed satisfaction at the excellent state of bilateral relations and reaffirmed their commitment to advance these exemplary relations across diverse sectors of cooperation". Read More »

FBI Interviewing Acquaintance, Wife of NYC Terror Suspect

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Kadirov is also from Uzbekistan, the same country that Tuesday's suspect, Sayfullo Saipov , is from. And others in this complex who lived in New York City say they can't believe someone the Federal Bureau of Investigation wanted to reach in connection with the attack once lived so close. Read More »

New York City attack: NYPD audio describes chaotic scene at terrorist attack

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The vehicle continued south striking another vehicle. The driver exited the vehicle and appeared to have a gun. The incident occurred near the intersection of Chambers Street around 3 p.m., officials said . A white Home Depot truck with the front end smashed in was also visible. The recent attack that left multiple people dead in Manhattan near the World Trade Center has several people throughout the country, and the government associating the incident as a terrorist attack. Read More »