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Budweiser Releases 2018 Super Bowl Commercial

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Budweiser has rolled out their Super Bowl LII commercial showcasing their employees and response to this past year's natural disasters. The commercial takes viewers inside the brewery and features the general manager of the brewery, along with more than 20 of his local colleagues. Read More »

Publicist, synagogue president named among dead in Kabul attack

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Three of the charity's staff, one other civilian and an Afghan commando were among the dead, Pajhwok Afghan News, a local news agency, reported. Mohammad Amin, who was inside the compound when the attackers launched the raid, said from his hospital bed that he heard "a big blast". Read More »

Nabha jailbreak mastermind, aide killed in encounter

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Gounder is a resident of Sarawan Bodla village of Muktsar. According to police records Gounder was wanted in at least 15 cases of murder, kidnapping and robbery in various states. He was Punjab's most-wanted criminal after the jailbreak. He continued to dodge the police after his escape from Nabha jail alongwith six other gangsters and a terrorist. Read More »

Czechs vote in presidential election run-off, tight race anticipated

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A pre-vote poll by the Kantar TNS and Median agencies showed the two candidates neck-and-neck, with the divisive 73-year-old ex-communist Zeman credited with 45.5 percent of the vote against 45 percent for the academic Drahos. He has linked extremist attacks in Europe to the ongoing influx of newcomers, called the immigration wave an "organized invasion" and repeatedly said that Islam is not compatible with European culture. Read More »

'Trump Factor' comes to Davos as president enters second year in office

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The Trump administration has repeatedly lashed out at allegedly unfair trade agreements and practices. "Think about what the world looked like after Reagan was president of the United States", he said. May was the first foreign leader to visit Trump after his inauguration last January and was filmed emerging from the White House holding hands, but a series of disagreement have since occurred. Read More »

Akufo-Addo leaves to attend 30th AU summit

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Corrupt practices undermine the future of Africa, including illicit financial outflows in which the region loses 50 billion dollars a year, denounced the official. The African Union said on Friday that 12,708 African immigrants had been repatriated to their home countries from Libya from late November, 2017 to date. Read More »

Crucial for Britain to take back control of trade - May's spokesman

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There was better news for the government in Davos , with US President Donald Trump predicting a "tremendous increase" in UK-US trade in years to come. The comments triggered an immediate backlash, with leading Brexit-supporter Jacob Rees-Mogg saying he "profoundly disagreed" with the Chancellor's commnets. Read More »

West Ham Sign Portugal Euro 2016 Star Mario On Loan

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The east London club will also soon announce the loan signing of Joao Mario from Inter Milan . "Once you climb Everest, it's always then something you can look back on and say "We've done it". "You tell me of a football club which goes into a game not wanting to win it - that is a club where there is something inherently wrong". It has been claimed that the Toffees are prepared to loan Dendoncker back to Anderlecht until the summer if they can agree a deal to sign him before next week. Read More »

Malaysia, India to boost defence cooperation

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Later Modi, wearing a saffron, red and green colored safa, reached the Rajpath and received and greeted president Ram Nath Kovind . An Indian Air Force helicopter sprays flower petals above Rajpath, the ceremonial boulevard, during Republic Day . Read More »

Khaqan, Widodo underline need to improve Pak-Indonesia trade imbalance

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I repeat, conflicts and wars will benefit no one. The Indonesian president told the joint sitting that as a token of appreciation, on August 17, 1995, coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of the Indonesian Independence, Indonesia had conferred First Class Adipurna Star on Pakistan's Father of the Nation Mohammad Ali Jinnah for his contribution towards supporting Indonesia's independence. Read More »

In step to national stage, a young Kennedy to rebut Trump address

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Trump had just taken office a year ago, so his address next Tuesday evening will be the Republican president's first State of the Union speech. He was chosen by House and Senate Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer. The Democratic leaders said Kennedy and Guzman will emphasize that "Democrats are laser-focused on enacting policies to benefit middle-class Americans, not special interests or the wealthiest". Read More »

South Koreans are not happy to be Olympic partners with the North

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South Korea sent officials to North Korea to check preparations at the scenic Diamond Mountain resort and a training session between non-Olympic skiers at the Masik ski resort the countries plan to hold before the Olympics. The diplomatic breakthrough followed the first face-to-face meetings between representatives from North and South Korea in more than two years , held at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone between the two countries. Read More »

Trump allegedly attempted to fire Mueller in 2017

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Trump's request that he order the Justice Department to fire Mueller . White House Counsel Don McGahn refused to ask the Justice Department to fire Mueller , and threatened to quit instead. In July 2017, United States media reported that the special counsel was also looking into whether Trump had attempted to obstruct justice in the investigation . Read More »

Republic Day: Rahul Gandhi given sixth row seat, Congress livid

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The controversy doesn't seem to rest as Congress hit back BJP saying that the party should apologise for the derogatory remarks made by its spokesperson. Bhubaneswar: Three senior leaders of Odisha Congress met party's national president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi today reigniting speculations over a change of guard in the State unit. Read More »

Trump's refrigerator upgrade for Air Force One set to cost $24m

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The refrigerators, which date back to 1990, have been faltering despite regular maintenance, an Air Force spokesperson said. It costs to be cool aboard Air Force One: The president's official plane is being outfitted with a new refrigeration system to the tune of nearly $24 million in taxpayer dollars. Read More »

Trump tells Davos: 'America first doesn't imply America alone'

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He may have managed to stick to the autocue during his "America First" speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos , Switzerland, but Donald Trump couldn't get through a short Q&A afterwards without blasting the press. During a Q&A exchange after his speech, Mr. Trump was asked what experience in his past prepared him for the presidency. "I didn't think in terms of elitists or globalists", Trump told CNBC. Read More »

Pope sends condolences on hospital fire

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A fire at a hospital and adjoining nursing home killed at least 37 people and injured more than 140 in the South Korean city of Miryang yesterday in the country's deadliest blaze in a decade. Firefighters battling the blaze, which broke out at the rear of the emergency room on the hospital's first floor. The fire - whose cause is not known yet - started in the emergency room on the first floor and quickly consumed walls made of shoddy finishing materials, sending clouds of dark, toxic smoke ... Read More »

Wynn Resorts shares plunge as casino mogul accused of sexual misconduct

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Wynn said they anxious that doing so could hurt their ability to work elsewhere because of his influence in the casino industry and the state", the Journal wrote in the article by-lined by four journalists. After building lavish hotels and casinos in Las Vegas-including the iconic fixtures of the Mirage, Treasure Island, Bellagio, Wynn and Encore casinos-Wynn built two new establishments in Macau, China and another $2.4 billion casino in the Boston area. Read More »

Record Rain Across Sodden France Keeps Seine Rising

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The Seine reached 5.53 meters (over 18 feet) Thursday evening at the Austerlitz bridge in the east of the city. Thirteen of France's 96 administrative departments had flood alerts as of Friday, in what the monitoring body Météo-France says is the country's wettest winter since 1959. Read More »

Syrian opposition to boycott Sochi peace talks

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The main Syrian opposition group said Friday that it will announce on Saturday whether it will attend a "peace congress" in Russian Federation on January 30 that is viewed with unease by Western countries. "I hope that the forthcoming Syrian national dialogue congress in Sochi will contribute to a revived and credible intra-Syrian process under the United Nations in Geneva", he added. Read More »

China unveils vision for 'Polar Silk Road' across Arctic

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The council comprises eight member countries bordering the Arctic - Canada, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Russia, the United States and Iceland. The steps taken include establishing a joint Arctic research center in Shanghai with the Nordic countries and purchasing mining rights from Greenland, which is in the process of emerging from Danish rule and may become fully independent in 2021. Read More »

Paris zoo evacuated after more than 50 baboons escape

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English language European news site The Local said media reports originally had the number of escaped baboons as high as 50, but that was later revised to four. The baboons remain in the area of the "grand rocher", a landmark central mountain inaccessible to the public at the zoo in the lush Vincennes area of the French capital. Read More »

Death Toll Rises To 40, Over 100 Wounded In Kabul Blast

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Interior ministry deputy spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said the bomber had used the ambulance to pass through one checkpoint, saying he was taking a patient to a nearby hospital. "It is a massacre", said Dejan Panic, coordinator in Afghanistan for the Italian aid group Emergency, which runs a nearby trauma hospital. The intensity of the blast was such that it shook windows of buildings at least two kilometres away and shattered windows within hundreds of metres of the site. Read More »

Hillary Clinton covered for senior executive accused of sexual harassment

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Clinton's then-senior faith adviser, Burns Strider , was accused in 2008 of sexually harassing a young female staffer, according to the Times . Instead, Strider's pay was suspended for several weeks and he had to undergo counselling. Strider, the Times said, did not respond to multiple requests for comment. He did not explain why Strider was not fired by the campaign. "Some of them were troubled that he was allowed to remain on the campaign". Read More »

Canadian billionaire Sherman couple 'murdered'

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Mr. Sherman, whose net worth was estimated to be $4.77 billion, was the founder of the global generic drug giant Apotex Inc. "We believe now we have enough evidence to suggest this is a double homicide", she said. Last week, the Toronto Star's chief investigative reporter Kevin Donovan told CTV News Channel that the private team of investigators conducted a second autopsy and found that the Shermans' wrists were bound at some point - pointing to murders. Read More »

Tinubu Slumps and Later Died in Hospital

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The retreat which began on Thursday was scheduled to end tonight. No one could say confirm what killed Tinubu (Though he was playing football when the unfortunate incident happened) but available information shows he was at the Lagos State retreat for Lagos government Executive council members in Epe when he died. Read More »

White House spox: Graham, Durbin 'dishonest' about immigration plan

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that it's "ridiculous" for Sen. "As long as Sen". They also felt ambushed: The meeting that they thought would be them and the president included White House aides, like Miller, and conservatives like House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Sen. Read More »

Northeast states to sue feds over GOP's tax overhaul plan

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Tax experts also note that the SALT deduction effectively acts as a subsidy to the states, allowing them to raise taxes higher than they otherwise might. "The State Senate today passed a tax bill that will save NY homeowners $1.5 billion by giving them the ability to deduct their property taxes on a state level", Sen. Read More »

Erdogan: We'll Completely Clear Terrorists in Region, Starting from Manbij

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He said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and European Union member states should stand by Turkey . Turkey's operation highlights the tangled mess that northern Syria has become with its dizzying array of sectarian and ideological groups, all claiming right is on their side, eager to extract revenge for the bloodletting. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation agent fatally shoots kidnapping victim during botched raid near Houston

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Jeff Smith said. An FBI agent fatally shot a Texas man who had been kidnapped and held for ransom in northeast Houston during an attempt to rescue him Thursday. The FBI said two children were inside the home when the man was killed. Two men and one woman are charged with aggravated kidnapping. "The lights weren't on, so I don't know how they were living", Monique McKnight, a neighbor, said. Read More »

Court halts execution of Alabama inmate with dementia

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Justice Clarence Thomas stayed the execution in an order on Thursday, "pending further order" on Madison's appeal. But the US Supreme Court in November reversed that decision, saying court precedent had not established "that a prisoner is incompetent to be executed because of a failure to remember his commission of the crime". Read More »

Trump lays out pathway to citizenship for immigrants

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Mr Graham said in a statement: "With this strong statement by President Trump , I have never felt better about our chances of finding a solution on immigration ". The framework aligns with comments Trump made to reporters at the White House Wednesday that he would back a plan for citizenship for participants in the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that Trump rescinded a year ago. Read More »

Chung may have his chances against Federer

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Cilic , the 2014 US Open champion, dominated from the outset, while Edmund required a medical timeout after the first set and appeared to be hindered in the closing stages. "We saw it against Rafa [Nadal] and we saw it again last night against [Kyle] Edmund ". Top 10 for sure. It was a muted semi-final with the retractable roof closed on Rod Laver Arena for rain, further improving Federer's chances given his strong indoor record. Read More »

Aly Raisman Wants an Independent Investigation After Larry Nassar's Sentencing

When the hearing ended on Wednesday, the courtroom erupted in applause. "As much as it was my honour and privilege to hear the sister survivors, it was my honour and privilege to sentence you ". "No, I mean, it's not something where you instantly just feel better", Raisman said. "An acceptable apology to all of you is impossible to write and convey", he said. Read More »

Both sides blame other as shutdown continues

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President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of prioritizing services and security for noncitizens over USA citizens. Trump moved to undercut Democrats, saying he would only accept a comprehensive immigration reform - one that notably addresses his demands for a border wall with Mexico as well as the fate of the " Dreamers ". Read More »

Canadian sports minister resigns amid misconduct allegations

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On her first day of work as a PC legislative assistant in 2008, "I was told to avoid being in an elevator with Kent Hehr". The allegations date back to when Hehr served as a member of the Alberta legislature, when he is accused of making unwelcome sexual comments. Read More »

Rep. Patrick Meehan won't seek reelection following sexual misconduct claims

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Meehan denied the allegations but attempted to explain the situation earlier this week in multiple interviews. I think that the idea of soul mate is that sort of person that out go through remarkable experiences together. Democrat Hillary Clinton narrowly won the district in the 2016 presidential election, and winning it likely becomes an even bigger target for Democrats animated by anti-Trump fervor in Philadelphia's suburbs, and more hard for Republicans. Read More »

Trump ordered Robert Mueller to be fired creating WH chaos, Twitter erupts

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But Mr Trump backed down when White House lawyer Don McGahn said he would not deliver the order to the Justice Department and threatened to resign, according to The New York Times . The New York Times was first to report that Trump called for Mueller's departure in June 2017. In response, she said : "We want to see this come to a complete and full conclusion, We all know what everyone in this room would do if the president were to do that and I don't think that's helpful to the ... Read More »

Forecast: Sunny and mild Friday and Saturday in the Omaha area

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TONIGHT: Clear, brisk. Low: 10s. Dry weather , high winds and dormant vegetation together result in a higher fire danger risk across the area, the weather service said. Friday night and into Saturday morning brings a better chance for wide spread snow showers across the region. Friday: Highs will climb back into the mid to upper 60's. Read More »

Baker Mayfield not paying attention to Johnny Manziel comparisons

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Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks of the NFL Network discussed which players they believe have stood out and increased their draft stock the most over the past three days. Overall, as a product of one of the smaller schools represented at the Senior Bowl , Davenport has proven that he can keep pace with some of college football's best. Read More »

Republic Day 2018: Mobile internet services snapped in Kashmir

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Director general of police SP Vaid, however, sought to downplay the reports and assured foolproof security for the Republic Day celebrations. No untoward incident was reported in the Valley. Security forces have been deployed in strength at strategic locations in the city to prevent terrorists from moving around. The function at the stadium was attended mostly by state government officials and a few political workers. Read More »