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North Korean defector had 'enormous amount' of parasitic worms in body

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The plan has been rejected by Washington for a number of reasons, experts said, partly because it would undermine South Korea's defenses at a time when the threat is higher than ever and potentially spook a key ally. On the weapons program, top officials in both South Korean and the U.S., including Seoul's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, have acknowledged that it has reached a stage of "near-completion", but a source from South Korea's spy agency claimed that it still has a large obstacle ... Read More »

Casualties reported after United Kingdom mid-air collision

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A spokesman for Thames Valley Police, who were called to the incident shortly after midday, said: "Officers are now at the scene of an air accident near the village of Waddesdon near Aylesbury". "Fire and ambulance services are also in attendance and preservation of life is first priority", Thames Valley police wrote in a statement . She said the manor's staff were quickly on the scene in the aftermath of the crash to direct traffic and help emergency vehicles access the site more quickly. Read More »

Turkey withdraws troops from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation drill in Norway

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The alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg , himself Norwegian, moved quickly to say sorry after an angry intervention by Erdogan on an episode that risked creating further strife between Turkey and its allies. "During a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation exercise at the Joint Warfare Center in Stavanger, an exercise message was published on the internal exercise network", Frank Bakke-Jensen said in a statement. Read More »

Griffith votes for Tax Reform

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President Donald Trump has made passing an overhaul of the federal tax code a goal for his first year in office and, in a tweet , praised the House's passage of the bill. No Democrats in the House voted for its bill, and Democrats in the Senate say its version does little to help middle- and lower-class Americans. The legislation would impact all levels of the US economy. Read More »

Hurry Up! EU Leaders Warn UK Risks Missing Brexit December Deadline

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On Friday May said the talks, which had been deadlocked for some time over the size of the bill, the question of European Union citizens' rights and what was to be done about Ireland, had shown "good progress". She said both sides still needed to move together to the point where "sufficient progress" had been made on divorce issues to allow negotiations to begin on Britain's future trading relationship with the bloc. Read More »

CPI claims on minister Thomas Chandy quitting empty: NCP

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The CPI, he told a news conference here on Thursday, knew that the Chief Minister was in discussion with the NCP national leadership to secure Mr. Chandy's resignation. At the time, Vijayan had even gone to the extent of calling a section of the media in the state capital as a syndicate. The CPI leader also disputed Balakrishnan's remark that they were informed about Chandy's resignation decision. Read More »

Iraqi forces retake the country's last IS-held town

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At dawn, the Iraqi forces pushed into Rawa from three directions and liberated four neighborhoods in the western part of the city, Yarallah said in a earlier statement. Iraqi forces, backed by the USA -led coalition, on Friday captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control. "Iraqi military forces backed by Hashd al-Ashaeri [tribal volunteer] fighters are now in full control of Rawa", Army Major-General Numaan al-Zubai told Anadolu Agency. Read More »

Complaint against Farooq Abdullah, Rishi Kapoor over remarks on PoK

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As for Pakistan, he said no one could stop India if it tried to get back Pakistan-occupied Kashmir from Pakistan "because it is our right and we will make efforts to get it back". "Bangladesh is only a so-called friend because evidently it has caused India most harm through illegal intrusion and as such going ahead it is only the smart technologies which will help us curb this menace", the minister said. Read More »

Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Congress likely to finalise candidates list today

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The first phase of Gujarat assembly elections for 89 seats will be held on December 9 and for the remaining 93 on December 14. The results will be announced along with that of Himachal Pradesh on December 18. The five former Congressmen who received BJP tickets this year are Raghavji Patel, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Ramsinh Parmar, Mansinh Chauhan and CK Raolji, the report said. Read More »

Northeast Ohio weather: Messy weekend weather on tap!

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The higher end of that will likely be in the Snow Belt. - Mild enough for rain on Saturday . We should see partly sunny skies on Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with a mix of rain and snow. While it doesn't look like a big hit of snow, there will be localized accumulation from the lake effect, especially Sunday night into Monday morning. Read More »

Massive fire erupts at a Pennsylvania nursing home

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Residents huddle outside the Barclay Friends facility on North Franklin Street in West Chester late Thursday. About 140 people live at home, and all appeared to have been evacuated and have been accounted for, spokeswoman Faith Woodward told CBS news. Read More »

Nothing wrong in governor meeting officials: TN minister

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On Wednesday, the Governor wielded a broom and swept the premises of the Gandhipuram Town bus stand and later inspected the e-toilets and a public toilet in and around the bus stand. Amid a tussle for leadership in the ruling AIADMK party, the BJP government at the centre has been accused of manoeuvring political affairs in the state, after the death of former chief minister J. Read More »

Paine earns surprise recall for first two Ashes Tests

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Uncapped Western Australian Cameron Bancroft replaces 10-test Renshaw as David Warner's opening partner after scoring a mountain of Shield runs in the leadup to the first test in Brisbane starting next Thursday. "Some would say you don't want to peak too early and get too many big runs early in these warm-up games but ultimately getting good habits is always a good thing so that's the way we have to approach it". Read More »

'Operation Raging Bull' results in 267 MS-13 arrests

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Immigration agents arrested hundreds of MS-13 members following a multi-city investigation aimed at dismantling networks of the brutal transnational gang at home and overseas, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials announced Thursday. Read More »

#Tsvangirai calls on Mugabe to resign

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AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said in a statement on Wednesday the AU was closely monitoring developments in Zimbabwe after the military seized power from the government on early Wednesday morning, Xinhua reported. Speaking at the Zimbabwe Solidarity Forum-Civil Society Conference in Johannesburg, Moerane says raising voices while in foreign countries would not aid the situation. Read More »

Pentagon Mistakenly Retweets Message That Asks Trump to Resign

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The Department of Defense's actual, factual Twitter account got a bit feisty upon hearing about the recent allegations against Al Franken . And, yes, Donald Trump should quit. The Dept. of Defense retweeted the message before quickly deleting it from its timeline. Dana White, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, said on Twitter that retweet happened "erroneously", and included content that "would not be endorsed by the Department of Defense". Read More »

The Hanging Chads Point In Nelson Peltz's Direction

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Peltz urged P&G to accept his election and not waste any more of shareholders' money fending him off. P&G said that Peltz now holds a 42,780-vote lead in the board race, which puts him ahead by 0.0016 percent of the vote. The 12-month consensus price target on the stock is $92.32. First, P&G said it won, then Peltz challenged it for a winning outcome, and now P&G has left its options open to contesting it. Read More »

Sri Sri sees 'positive signs' in Ayodhya

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Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar arrived in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday in a bid to mediate the Ram temple-Babri Masjid dispute. Mahant Gyan Das, the chief priest of Hanumangarhi temple, refused to meet Sri Ravi Shankar on Thursday alleging he was "fooling the public in the name of negotiations". Read More »

Pyne claims he was hacked over gay porn Twitter "like"

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A bot dedicated to tracking what Australian politicians "like" on Twitter, also noticed the activity. "I was [sleeping] at 2am. Someone tried to hack my social media yesterday", Pyne said. According to News.au, his team has stressed there were "no defence or security implications" over the hack. "It is a good reminder to us all, quite frankly, that we need to keep changing our passwords and being aware not everyone out there wishes us goodwill". Read More »