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Scientists discover ruins of Mayan society in Guatemala jungle

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Archaeologists believe the cutting-edge technology will change the way the world will see the Maya civilization. Only the BeginningThe LiDAR survey is a collaboration between archaeologists from the U.S., Europe and Guatemala, and the Fundación PACUNAM (Patrimonio Cultural y Natural Maya), a Guatemalan philanthropic and cultural heritage preservation organization. Read More »

Islam scholar Tariq Ramadan held over rape accusations

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His first accuser is Henda Ayari, a former Muslim radical who now heads a secular feminist group. She said she had described the attack in her 2016 book "I Chose to be Free", but had avoided naming Ramadan to avoid legal complications. Both women filed the complaints past year. He has also denied allegations in Swiss media of sexual misconduct against teenage girls in the 1980s and 1990s, denouncing them as "a campaign of lies". Read More »

Temperatures set to drop with weather warning for snow and ice issued

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Forecasters agree the cold could set in until the middle of February as Britain wraps up for the harshest spell of winter weather so far. The weather warning will impact much of the region. After wintry showers affect much of east and southern parts of the country on Monday it will turn cold and frosty for many. Highest temperatures along the coast, as light onshore winds develop. Read More »

One week to go before PyeongChang Games

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A group of North Korean female hockey players arrived in South Korea last week. "It was really hard for South Korea to get the opportunity to host the Olympics ", said 54-year-old protester Choi Yong-suk. One week later, the Olympic Games will kick off in PyeongChang. Seong-ho escaped from North Korea in 2006 and was given a place of honor just seats away from First Lady Melania Trump at Tuesday s State of the Union address. Read More »

China criticizes United States for nuclear adversary claims

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Commenting on the document, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described the possible consequences it might bring to the world. The US military has proposed diversifying its nuclear arsenal and developing new, smaller atomic bombs, largely to counter Russian Federation. Read More »

Fargo woman gets life for killing pregnant Greywind, stealing baby

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Brooke Crews, 38, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit kidnapping and murder and lying to law officers in the death of her neighbour Ms Greywind. "Brooke Crews does not deserve to live". Crews should have that opportunity". "As a husband and a father, I did everything I could to protect my family ever since I moved to Fargo , but unfortunately I could not protect Savanna from my neighbor, Brooke Crews", the father wrote. Read More »

Westwood sits three shots off lead in Malaysia

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The 44-year-old from Lincolnshire followed yesterday's 11-birdie 62 with a more conservative two-under-par 70. He defeated co-overnight leader Jorge Campillo of Spain, who eagled the opening hole before returning with a 68 to settle for second place, while Pablo Larrazabal and Ryan Fox of New Zealand finished in third place after posting identical 66s. Read More »

Winter weather advisory in effect for Super Bowl Sunday

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Of particular concern will be a combination of snow, freezing rain and sleet that will fall between the northern suburbs of Atlanta and Southwest Virginia. "In these locations, 2-4" of snow is possible. Rain will be likely through the early afternoon hours of Sunday . Temperatures will drop to the 30s on Tuesday with breezy winds. Read More »

South Africa Sack Allister Coetzee As Springboks Coach

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Coetzee took over from Heyneke Meyer following a bronze medal finish for the Boks at the 2015 World Cup in England, but won just 11 of his 25 matches in charge. However, it wasn't a week of only bad tidings for Toetie, as Coetzee is nicknamed in rugby circles. The Springboks were also humiliated 57-15 by bitter rivals New Zealand in Durban, a record home loss. Read More »

Trump meets North Korea defectors at White House

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Mnuchin said . The official disputed Trump's claim in his address that the United States had "made incredible progress and achieved extraordinary success" over the past year, calling it "the height of Trump-style arrogance, arbitrariness and self-conceit". Read More »

North Korea's nuclear situation is "tricky", says Donald Trump

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Trump replied that he will have relevant people discuss the matter. Several appealed to Trump to do more. "Today he lives in Seoul, where he rescues other defectors, and broadcasts into North Korea what the regime fears the most - the truth", Trump said in the speech. Read More »

Train derails in horror crash with multiple casualties feared

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This is an overnight line connecting NY and Miami, and has a dozen stops on the route. Local authorities are on the scene responding. Eight staff members were also on board the train, which was operating between NY and Miami. The Lexington County Coroner has now confirmed those two deaths. An Amtrak train carrying almost 150 people derailed as it travelled between NY and Miami after hitting a CSX freight train. Read More »

Joakim Noah, Jeff Hornacek 'pretty much hate each other'

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The New York Knicks and Joakim Noah have mutually agreed that the veteran center will not return to the club until further notice, the team announced. Noah had become vociferous toward Hornacek in the aftermath of a brief appearance in a game on January 23, and engaged Hornacek in a verbal encounter in practice the next day. Read More »

(SBUX) Shares Sold by Riverpark Capital Management LLC

Pictet Asset Management Ltd. now owns 1,693,898 shares of the coffee company's stock worth $107,749,000 after acquiring an additional 177,289 shares in the last quarter. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by Barclays Capital. Jefferies maintained Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) rating on Friday, July 28. Read More »

Donald Trump accused of lying over 'record' State of the Union viewers

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He openly challenged foreign governments and hinted at continued USA involvement in armed conflicts. Rep. Brad Sherman, a Democrat from Sherman Oaks, took a dim view of the whole speech . In his 80 minute speech, though, Trump only mentioned the word science once, to praise Americans' creativity. Trump's tweet was also generous to Fox News . Read More »

President's Address to the Nation on the eve of Republic Day

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The Indian High Commission in Abuja is constantly in touch with the Nigerian maritime authorities, reports claimed. Indian authorities based in Nigeria have sought for help in locating the missing vessel, he added. Last contact was at 03:30 UTC, Feb 1. Authorities have been alerted and are responding. Reports mention there is a "high possibility' that the ship has been hijacked by pirates off West Africa ". Read More »

Rees Mogg called 'fascist, misogynist' during protester fracas

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Now, Andreea Dumitrache, a 25-year-old female student at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol, has claimed she was "punched" by a middle-aged man who appeared to be trying to eject her and her friend, Mr Connor, 24, along with eight anti-Fascists protesters. Read More »

TTP bombing kills 11 troops in Swat Valley

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The injured soldiers have been shifted to Kabal hospital. A captain of the Pakistan Army was among the dead. Security has been tightened in the area and the police have launched an investigation. Swat Valley was under de facto control of TTP until 2009, when an army operation drove them out. Earlier the Pakistani Taliban militants had a strong influence in most parts of Swat. Read More »

NZ late victory in Day One of World Sevens Series

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Day one wrap: A last-minute try to All Blacks Sevens speedster Joe Ravouvou has handed a sub- par All Blacks Sevens side a 17-12 victory over Argentina and guaranteed them top spot in their Hamilton Sevens pool. Sevuloni Mocenacagi had put Fiji in front early until Gordon Langkilde and Tom Iosefo efforts in quick succession put Samoa in the driver's seat. Both conversions weren't successful and it proved the difference in the end. Read More »

Ryan tweets about a $1.50 paycheck boost, then deletes it

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But even after he deleted it, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi chimed in, writing that Ryan "deleted his embarrassing tweet of a blatant admission because he and Republicans don't want you to know the truth: the #GOPTaxScam is a gift to corporate America and the top 1% at your expense". Read More »

Arab League adopts multilateral mechanism for Mideast peace

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Palestinians also see the disputed city as their capital and Trump's December 6 recognition broke with decades of global policy that the issue should be resolved through negotiations. He added that the United States' unilateral decision is null and void, "The UN stressed that all Israeli measures regarding Jerusalem are null and void, and have no basis in global law". Read More »

US, South Korea to resume military exercises after Winter Olympics

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President, please help us to stop the repatriation in China and give North Korean people the freedom that they deserve". Trump noted that Ji now lives in Seoul and has devoted his life to rescuing other defectors. "I believe President Trump and his team genuinely believe they must alter the current trajectory the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) nuclear programme is on", she wrote. Read More »

After Rajasthan rout, will BJP advance LS polls?

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The Congress's Vivek Dhakad won the Mandalgarh assembly seat, defeating his BJP rival Shakti Singh Hada by almost 13,000 votes. The Congress won both Lok Sabha seats and the lone Assembly constituency where by-elections were held and whose results were announced on Thursday. Read More »

4400-year-old tomb of Egyptian priestess found

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The priestess served the goddess of fertility Hathor and assisted women in childbirth, BBC reported. Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced the discovery on Saturday and said the tomb is likely to have belonged to a high-ranking female official known as Hetpet, who lived during the 5th Dynasty of ancient Egypt. Read More »

Memo released accusing Federal Bureau of Investigation of abusing power

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Buried in the final paragraph of a controversial memo about the Russian Federation investigation is confirmation that the probe began with a Chicagoan who became a foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump . Fox News host Sean Hannity , one of Trump's staunch allies, has regularly claimed that supposed wrongdoing in the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller is worse than Watergate . Read More »

Winter Weather Advisory Takes Effect At 7 AM

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Gant said precipitation is a near-certainty - the question mark is surface temperatures. The bulk of the freezing rain is expected to occur between 6 a.m. Today will be a cold day with high temperatures in the teens. Heavier amounts of ice are expected to accumulate in the foothills of North Carolina. Read More »

After Shiv Sena, will Telugu Desam too quit the BJP-led NDA?

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On Friday, the Desam had threatened "war", accusing the Centre of ignoring Andhra Pradesh in Thursday's budget proposals. Sources said the meeting discussed the "injustice" heaped on the state in the proposals and there was a "strong mood" among TDP leaders to break away from the alliance with the Senior TDP leaders said off the record that nearly everyone, including many district unit chiefs, wanted the TDP to end the alliance with the after the "ignored" the state. Read More »

Govt firm on holding Nagaland polls, says Kiren Rijiju

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With seat sharing with its old ally, Naga People's Front ( NPF ) did not materialise in Nagaland, BJP picks up new ally, National Democratic Political Party ( NDPP ), a regional political outfit. The NDPP's position in the current political scenario in Nagaland made it an obvious choice of alliance for the BJP, he added. "Party's grassroots workers were against the party forging any pre-poll alliance with anyone", PTI quoted a party source as saying. Read More »

Fiona the hippo picks team to win Super Bowl

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After first lingering toward New England's box, Fiona then moves to Philadelphia's box for the lettuce, picking the underdogs to win it all. The Eagles have never won a Super Bowl , and will be going up against a franchise with six wins under their belts. Read More »

Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life Release Date Postponed To April 2018

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The Song of Life is due to land in the United States, Europe and elsewhere around the world on April 17th, a one-month delay from its original release date. But it was a screenshot of the delay announcement written in the iPhone's Notes app, as if a celebrity were apologizing to their fans on Twitter . Unfortunately for interested players, developers announced that the game has been delayed . Read More »

Canada Wants Electric, Driverless Cars to Factor in NAFTA

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Controversial changes , such as the possibility for mandated renegotiation every five years, will only cause market uncertainties to the detriment of the US economy. Without naming Mr. Trump, Ms. Freeland also slammed the brand of populism that forms the centre of his political message. However, with all parties now willing to remain at the table and progress being made on some key issues, the prospects of a renegotiated NAFTA becoming a reality are better than they were before the ... Read More »

US confident in Olympics security despite NKorea tensions

Ji was later detained and tortured by North Korean authorities after returning from a short trip to China. The president listened intently as they spoke for 20 minutes. Twelve North Korean female ice hockey players are already in the South practicing with their South Korean teammates for a unified team that will compete during the Olympics. Read More »

Republicans Divided on Minimum Needed for Immigration Deal

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As for an immigration strategy, Trump said: "We have to get help from the other side, or we have to elect many more Republicans". It's the thing that's dividing Republicans and Democrats. "We never hear from them". They got a pep talk from President Donald Trump reliving passage of the tax bill and highlighting other GOP victories from his first year in office. Read More »

Syria Denies US Allegations on Chemical Weapons

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That strike followed a deadly chemical weapons attack by Assad's government. Unconfirmed intel has recently reported to the Pentagon that Syrian forces have weaponized chlorine and sarin gas. "We are on the record and you all have seen how we reacted to that, so they would be ill-advised to go back to violating the chemical (weapons) convention", Mattis said. Read More »

North Korea Sold Weapons to Syria and Myanmar

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The report said North Korea exported coal to China, Malaysia, South Korea, Russia and Vietnam in 2017 in violation of sanctions. The report noted that increased sanctions have created lucrative markets for North Korean traders to procure petroleum products and export natural resources, and that more action is needed by countries to stop such oil and coal transfers. Read More »

Ninety migrants feared drowned off Libya coast

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Eight bodies were recovered and identified while four were recovered but only identified by the deceased persons' friends and an identification document was yet to be found, Faisal wrote. Zurawa, located near Libya's border with Tunisia, is a favoured site for migrant boat departures. Two survivors from the disaster had swum to shore, while another was rescued by a fishing boat, it added. Read More »

Teacher Uses Black Students To Teach A Cruel Lesson About Slavery

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When one girl said she was fine, Cummings stepped on her back, recounted the student. Cummings was removed from her post for a couple of days following the incident but then returned to class and was in school Thursday. In a statement, the school district said, "While the investigation has not been completed, these are deeply disturbing allegations, and the alleged behavior has no place in our schools or in society". Read More »

Trump Asked Mueller's Boss If He Was 'On My Team'

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Adam Schiff, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and someone who continues to behave like not just an honorable public servant but a bit of an American hero. Here's a timeline of Sessions' interference in investigations he's recused from. The White House did not comment. His staff wrote a four-page memo that supposedly summarizes voluminous classified documents that triggered one channel of the FBI's investigation of Russian Federation. Read More »

Northeast is at heart of Act East policy: PM Modi

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Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Assam Governor Jagadish Mukhi, Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu among others were present at the ceremony. Tourism-hospitality-wellness, civil aviation, petroleum- natural gas and startups-innovation are the other focus areas for the business tycoons. Several union ministers are expected to take part in the proceedings. Read More »

Russian Federation plane downed over Syria, pilot killed in clash

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The Ibaa News Agency of the al-Qaida-linked Levant Liberation Committee, said Russian and Syrian warplanes and helicopter gunships have been pounding Saraqeb and Tel Mardeekh village in Idlib province since the early hours of Saturday. A video making the rounds on social media showed a dead man with a bloodied face with bearded gunmen gathered around him. The incident reportedly took place near the town of Sarqeb, Idlib province, which is held by Syrian rebels. Read More »

Restrictions imposed in parts of Kashmir to thwart protests

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While three civilians were killed in Army firing in Ganowpora village, a fourth civilian was killed in Shaigam village during the gunfight between the security forces and militants. Geelani who since past 8 years is continuously under house detention, said that he is not being even allowed to attend his religious and social obligations. Read More »

Indiana Medicaid Will Require People To Work To Maintain Health Coverage

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Now, the Trump administration, in which they both serve, has allowed the state to implement even more changes in the safety net program - most notably by requiring some Medicaid recipients to work. Currently, enrollees in Healthy Indiana 2.0, as the expansion program is known, must pay monthly premiums of 2% of household income as a contribution to an account similar to a health savings account. Read More »

Kenya TV stations shutdown enters 5th day as government defies court order

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The court ordered a fresh election in October that Kenyatta won and Odinga boycotted, claiming a lack of electoral reforms. A police spokesman said he was not aware of his detention. "The Chairperson of the Commission urges the people of Kenya to earnestly continue on the path of the rule of law and consolidation of their democratic institutions, and to eschew any acts that could undermine the stability of their country and its socio-economic development", Mahamat said. Read More »

Unstoppable City maul West Brom 3-0, extend lead to 15 points

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The Bilbao-based side haven't exactly wasted any time in their efforts to fill the void left by Laporte, either. Manchester City manager Pep Gaurdiola's recent claims that his club can not compete in the transfer market, were greeted with disdain by pretty much every other football club in the world. Read More »

Gunman Opens Fire on Foreigners in Drive-By Shootings in Macerata, Italy

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The suspect is reportedly a 28-year-old Italian and he was arrested about two hours after the shooting rampage began. Italian paramedics tend to a wounded man after a shooting broke out in Macerata. Eighteen-year-old Pamela Mastropietro's remains were found in two suitcases on Thursday. Authorities ordered public transport halted and that students be kept inside schools, which are open on Saturdays. Read More »