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Memorial service for Univ. of Pennsylvania student found dead in California

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According to the affidavit, upon arriving at the park, Woodward allegedly told investigators that Bernstein left the auto and walked off. "Now Do Good for Blaze Bernstein ". Authorities have not said how or why he died, or if a weapon had been used. "He didn't listen to very much I said because I wasn't as smart as he was", Pepper added, "but I know that he believed that that was how he was ultimately going to have happiness, was just to do something good with his gifts". Read More »

USA embassy to Dirco: We respect the people of South Africa

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In response, and after some came forward confirming the remarks, South Africa has announced a formal diplomatic protest to begin today (Jan. 15) at the US embassy in the African nation. Ghana, Botswana and South Africa have all summoned U.S. ambassadors in their countries over the matter. Cotton said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" that he "didn't hear" the vulgar word used. Read More »

Chelsea Manning is running for Senate

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Manning's candidacy was the subject of much speculation on Saturday when a in her name surfaced. The ad doesn't lay out any policy positions. Manning would be taking on Democratic Sen. Manning, whose listed residence is in Bethesda, is running for the Democratic primary nomination in June, for the seat held by Baltimore incumbent Ben Cardin. Read More »

Toddler was sexually assaulted before death, coroner rules

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Poppi's father Paul Worthington refused to answer questions at the inquest about her death 252 times. Mr Roberts said that at some point after she was taken from her cot and placed on a double bed, she was anally penetrated. Shortly after Paul Worthington came downstairs to get a nappy. When he returned five or ten minutes later she was limp, the inquest heard. Poppi's mother, who can not be named for legal reasons, looked red-eyed and close to tears for much of Monday's three-hour ... Read More »

Friend Says Mitt Romney Will Run for Senate

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Democrats have also used the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to attack Trump, based on the recent controversy and on past claims that he is a racist. "May our memory of Dr. Speculation that Romney would run for Sen. Romney has a rocky relationship with President Trump . "I think there is a willingness on both sides to say, 'Look, we may disagree on stuff, we may have problems from our past, but what we ought to be looking toward is our future, '" Herbert told The Times about the tension ... Read More »

President declares he is 'not a racist'

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Trump's remarks come after he sparked worldwide outrage for his comments about Haiti , and El Salvador, and African countries. "The only thing I regret from all of this, other than I think some people have gone completely bonkers with just ad hominem on the president ", Paul said, "but what I regret is I do want to see an immigration compromise". Read More »

Donald Trump: 'We'll See What Happens' with Steve Bannon

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He is quoted as saying that Trump Jr. committed treason by his dealing with the Russians and that Ivanka was stupid as a brick. However, with Bannon now blacklisted, his critics will say that there is now one fewer obstacle between America's immigrants and reform. Read More »

Russian Federation accuses the U.S. of undermining Iran nuclear deal

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Mr Lavrov said: "We will not support what the USA is trying to do - to change the text of the agreement to include things which are absolutely unacceptable for Iran". "Unfortunately, our American colleagues still want to operate only on the basis of a dictating policy, issuing ultimatums, they do not want to hear the perspectives of other centers of world politics", Lavrov said. Read More »

North Korean pop group could perform at Winter Olympics

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At Pyongyang's request, the two sides have been meeting in Tongilgak, a North Korean-controlled building in Panmunjeom, which straddles the tense border. "The South Korean authorities may find the wedding ceremony turning into a mourning ceremony if they fail to hold tight control of media and of their own tongue". Read More »

Hawaii Missile Alert Terror For Isle Of Wight Woman

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Authorities say they knew it was an accident, but it still took almost 40 minutes to make an official correction. It wasn't until 30 minutes after the message went out that another was sent stating it was a false alarm. Early Saturday morning, an alert went out to all cell phones in Hawaii that said "Missile threat inbound to Hawaii ". Cellphone videos show people on the islands frantically running to get to shelter following the alert. Read More »

Iranian Tanker Causes Huge Oil Spill In East China Sea

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A team of Iranian commandos is joining the operation. The bodies of only three of the 32 crewmen - 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis - have so far been found. The focus should now shift from salvage and recovery to assessment of the impact, said Paul Johnston from Greenpeace International's Science Unit at the University of Exeter in the UK. Read More »

Windchills of 30 degrees below zero expected Monday and Tuesday

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An arctic air mass will effect the region through Tuesday with wind chill readings of 25 below to 30 below Monday night and Tuesday morning. "Very cold wind chills expected", according to the alert. After a high near 10 degrees Tuesday , we start to warm up and could hit 50 by Friday, Anthony said. New fallen snow will be blown around in the winds causing low visibilities. Read More »

Pope begins trip to Chile and Peru amid tightened security

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Protests are expected over Francis's appointment of a bishop in the southern city of Ororno who is accused of covering up for Fernando Karadima, an influential priest whom the Vatican convicted of abusing children in 2011. Demonstrators used firebombs to attack four churches in the capital Santiago on Friday, leaving behind a note warning the pope: "The next bomb will be in your robe", according to Latin American broadcaster Telesur. Read More »

Explosion Reported in Antwerp, Belgium; Injuries Reported

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Authorities rescued seven people from under the rubble. Police spokesman Wouter Bruyns said: "There are about 10, a maximum 20 casualties, fortunately including many slightly injured". . Picture: AFPPicture: AFPCamera IconThe blast ripped through this building. Dramatic photos of collapsed buildings in the area have been shared online. Read More »

Officials warn of flooding on Kennebec River after rain, snowmelt

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Route 7 was closed in both directions about a half mile south of the center of Kent . Parts of Route 341 and the Bulls Bridge were also closed. The city closed Nesbitt Park Sunday afternoon due to concerns with the ice and flooding. Once flood waters recede, state Department of Transportation will inspect the road to "better determine its strength and integrity", he said. "I just got off the phone with the weather service", said Jeff Friedland, St. Read More »

Wallaby captured after hopping across Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Early morning commuters spotted the remarkably Australian scene as the cheeky marsupial made its way down the northern side of the bridge just before 5am. "I thought "No, no way do you see a kangaroo in the city like that". The police spokeswoman said officers were not sure if the wallaby had been hit by a vehicle but it appeared to be in some distress, so they took the animal to Taronga Zoo to be assessed by a vet. Read More »

Philippine online news site critical of Duterte has registration revoked

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Rappler , set up in 2012, is among a clutch of Philippine news organizations that have sparred with Duterte over their critical coverage of his brutal drugs war. Rappler has long accused the Philippines government and President Rodrigo Duterte of targeting them because of its criticism of the government in its articles. Read More »

Pakistan Briefs US Envoy On Counterterrorism Efforts

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The US delegation was apprised about recent counter-terrorism actions taken by Pakistan's law enforcement agencies, which have contributed to "a visible improvement in the security situation of Pakistan", the Foreign Office said. "Strengthening border management mechanisms between Pakistan and Afghanistan are vital to address concerns relating to cross border movements", she added. Read More »

S. Korea Proposes Talks on N. Korea's Participation in Winter Olympics

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Only two North Korean athletes now qualify for the Games - figure skaters Ryom Tae-ok and Kim Ju-sik. The developments came during a second-round of rare, high-level talks between the Koreas. The two sides are discussing plans for the North's delegation at Panmunjom village in the demilitarised zone (DMZ), also known as the truce village. Read More »

Goa files arguments at Mahadayi tribunal

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Karnataka, which has locked horns with neighbouring Goa on sharing Mahadayi River water, is seeking release of 7.56 tmcft water for the Kalasa-Banduri Nala project. After mediation by Shah, Parrikar, in a letter to Yeddyurappa last month, had said, in principle, Goa would not oppose the "reasonable" and "justified" quantum of water meant to be utilised for drinking while pointing out that the matter is pending before the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal. Read More »

Qatari royal claims being held against his will in UAE

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A statement on Monday by the UAE's Civil Aviation Authority called the interception of the first civilian airliner, which was traveling to Bahrain, a "clear violation of worldwide law". The Kingdom's Foreign Ministry described the incident as a clear violation of global conventions and laws. Qatar has denied the charges and upgraded trade with Iran and Turkey since then to mitigate the impact of the sanctions. Read More »

Over 1000 people charged for sharing child sex film

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According to Danish news agency Ritzau, two videos and an image containing sexual materials involving a primary school girl and several boys were being shared among young people back in 2015 on Messenger of Facebook. About 800 are male. "It's quite bad for those who appear on the videos, as their sexual act is now being shared online so many can see it", said Police Superintendent Flemming Kjaerside of the National Cyber Crime Center told Danish television. Read More »

Abbas calls Trump's peace efforts 'slap of the century'

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The two Islamic groups are in fact not part of the Palestinian (National) Authority or the PLO, as they have been violently opposing the peace process and the Oslo peace accords signed between Israel and the PLO in 1993. Palestinian leaders want occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state, while Israel says the city can not be divided. Addressing the future role of the United States in the peace process, Abbas said: "We will not accept the U.S. Read More »

'Cosmos,' Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, Returns on Fox in Early 2019

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After their insane successful 2014 reboot of Cosmos , you had to know that another version of National Geographic's interstellar docuseries-which first dazzled viewers back in 1980-was written in the stars. The title which hails from executive producer, writer, director and creator Ann Druyan with executive producers Seth MacFarlane , Brannon Braga and Jason Clark, will be broadcast worldwide across Nat Geo in the United States on Fox and National Geographic. Read More »

Firefighters catches child thrown from balcony in inferno

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It's a moment which Peckrul will never forget. The fire started around 5:30 a.m.at the Avondale Forest apartments on the 200 block of Pine Tree Circle in Stone Mountain. "I got about halfway up there, and here comes a baby down into my arms", Peckrul said, "We did what we had to do, and the thing was everybody there knew what they had to do". Read More »

Trump administration to resume processing DACA renewals

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A Republican senator is insisting that President Donald Trump did not use a vulgar term in referring to African countries during a closed-door meeting on immigration that he and five other senators attended last week. Asked what he thinks about people who think he is racist, Trump said , "No, No". Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado also said Sunday that he believes the proposed deal has the support it needs and it shouldn't be bogged down in politics. Read More »

Australian Open: Nick Kyrgios can become global superstar, says Boris Becker

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The 22-year-old Australian clinched his fourth title at the lead-up Brisbane International, easing concerns over a troublesome hip while raising excitement levels about his prospects at his home grand slam. Nick Kyrgios unleashed a flawless first set against Rogerio Dutra Silva in the Australian Open but that didn't stop the No.17 seed from receiving a code violation early in the match. Read More »

Catherine Deneuve apologises to sex assault victims

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Deneuve is best known for her role in the 1967 global classic, "Belle de Jour", in which she played a bored housewife who worked in a brothel. Unhook Gauguin from museums? She also distanced herself from co-signer Brigitte Lahaie, a former porn star-turned-radio host, who said last week during a televised debate with French feminist Caroline de Haas that it is possible for women to enjoy rape. Read More »

Flake to denounce Trump media attacks as Stalinist in Senate speech

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Flake, who recently wrote a book that is heavily critical of the president, discussed the upcoming speech with MSNBC's Kasie DC on Sunday evening. He added, "And I noted how bad it is for a president to take what was popularized by Joseph Stalin, the enemy of the people , to refer to the press". Read More »

Chattanooga expected to get at least a half inch of snow Tuesday

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Monday (7 p.m.in our northernmost communities and southeast Indiana). When snow ends Monday morning, it will stay cold, with temperatures in the teens to low 20s Monday afternoon, feeling a lot colder than that, thanks to the wind. A northwest wind of 8 to 15 miles per hour may gust as high as 22 miles per hour. You will need extra layers as wind chills will be below zero for the majority day with clouds hanging around. Read More »

Hijab-cutting attack in Toronto never happened

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The girl was on her way to Pauline Johnson Junior Public School when it was reported a man approached her from behind, pulled off the hood to her jacket, allegedly cut her hijab with a pair of scissors and then fled. "It's something that received, quite understandably, a lot of media and social media attention and I know it caused significant concern, as it should", Pugash said. Read More »

Lavrov: Moscow is wholeheartedly against any borders between Belarus and Russian Federation

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The ground-based Aegis radar stations and interceptors that Japan selected last month can be used for offensive moves because the system is dual-purpose, Lavrov said at an annual news conference in Moscow. "And if this agreement is being taken aside and Iran is being told -- you stay within the frame of agreements but we will return the sanctions - well, put yourself in place North Korea's place". Read More »

Sturgeon: UK Brexit plan 'beggars belief'

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Scotland economy will face a loss of £12.7 billion ($17.4 billion) by 2030 if the United Kingdom leaves European single market without a trade deal, a paper published by Scottish government said on Monday. Nicola Sturgeon has accused Theresa May of a "dereliction of duty" in failing to disclose the full economic impact of Brexit. The Brexit secretary said "sectoral analysis" of different industries had been drawn up, but not a "forecast" of what would happen after Brexit. Read More »

Country's youth should be job creators and innovators: PM Modi

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He said that the character of Swami Vivekananda was an inspiration to the youth and his teachings were contemporary. "I have full faith on the youth of the nation". We did not have the honour to take part in the freedom struggle. His original name was Narendra Nath Datta. Vivekananda was born on this day in 1863 in Kolkata and passed away on July 4, 1902, at the age of 39. Read More »

India police investigate brutal rape, murder of two teenagers

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Doctors said her body had 19 injuries, including ruptured lungs suggesting someone sat on her chest. Her family had refused to accept the body for cremation, asking for a probe from the CBI and monetary compensation from the Nirbhaya Fund. "A hard and blunt thing was inserted into her, signs of drowning also found", said Dr SK Dattarwal, PGI Rohtak. "This was the work of more than one person who failed to sexually assault the victim while she was alive", Dr Dhattarwal said. Read More »

Rain and snow in the 7-day forecast for Lake Tahoe

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However, a very light dusting of snow can not be ruled out across portions of the region before precipitation ends early Wednesday morning. The high for Wednesday is expected to be just a few degrees above freezing, and the low is an icy 21 degrees. Read More »

Teen dies while watching bull-taming sport in Madurai

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The youth who has been identified as Kalimuthu, was standing at the bull collection point (end point) and watching the event. On Monday, five bull-tamers were disqualified for animal cruelty as they were seen clinging to a bull's horns, according to a news channel report . Read More »

Knife fight at Russian school wounds 15 people including young students

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Investigators said they had detained the suspects. One boy was angry about social media posts, reports say. The regional Security Ministry said that a total of 15 people, majority students, were hurt in the incident at School No. The regional health ministry adds that a female teacher and two students aged around 15 have been seriously wounded and are in surgery. The Investigative Committee has opened an investigation on suspicion of attempted murder. Read More »

At least nine killed in clashes near airport in Libyan capital

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At least nine people were killed and almost 30 were injured in armed clashes at Mitiga International Airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli , Reuters reported, citing the Libyan health ministry. Rada acts as an anti-crime and anti-terrorism unit and controls Mitiga airport and a large prison next to it. The force posted images of tanks deployed around the airport . Read More »

Cold weekend to end with Sunday night snow

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Winds will be light from the northeast at about 5 miles per hour. Any snow which occurs will be over by sunrise Wednesday only to be followed by brutally cold temperatures accompanied by winds which may gust up to 20 miles per hour which will combine with temperatures which will fall into the 10-20 degree range which could produce wind chills as low as 5-below. Read More »

A 'winter storm' could be on the way to Ireland

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The showers turning wintry in many areas by dawn with falls of snow possible over high ground. Yesterday Met Eireann warned that a 'winter storm' is set to pass through the country and people are encouraged to check back for regular weather updates during the week. Read More »

World media struggle to translate Trump's Africa insult

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When it came to the issue of "chain migration" I said to the president do you realize how painful that term is to so many people? Donald Trump , on Friday, however, denied making those comments . "In the business sense, I think we could go and get a lot of this done - and we need to". Sen. Dick Durbin of IL, the only Democrat at Thursday's meeting, said Trump had indeed said what he was reported to have said. Read More »

Dakar Rally 2018: Stage 7

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He eventually finished 1hr 47min 56sec behind the Spaniard to sit in third place overall, a huge 1hr 20min 46sec off the overall lead. Australia's Toby Price is now fourth overall in the motorbike section of the Dakar Rally . "We had to take out the spare wheels, jack up the vehicle and move it bit by bit using the spare wheels as a foundation. Other than that, we actually had a good run, and were able to run at the same pace as the leaders". Read More »

NAACP president on Trump: 'We know he's a racist'

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On Friday, AU chief Moussa Faki's spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo had also said Trump's comment "truly flies in the face of accepted behaviour and practice". Mr. Trump repeated his earlier criticism on Twitter of a Wall Street Journal report that he had boasted of a close relationship with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator. Read More »

UAE Says Qatari Fighter Jets Intercept Passenger Plane

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The plane was on a regular flight path to Bahrain capital Manama when it was intercepted by Qatari fighter-planes, the UAE General Authority of Civilian Aviation (GCAA) said in a statement. "This is a routine flight that has all the required paperwork", it said. Qatari authorities have denied the allegations. On Saturday Qatar complained to the United Nations that UAE fighter jets violated its airspace on at least two occasions in recent weeks. Read More »

Palestinians to 'Slap Back' for Trump Jerusalem Move, Abbas Says

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The regime has defied recurrent worldwide calls for a halt to settlement activity in those areas, saying it does not recognize the Palestinian Authority, which controls the West Bank, as an independent state. While the USA embassy now located in Tel Aviv is directed toward Israel, the State Department officials who facilitate American diplomatic programs for the Palestinians in a manner akin to that of an embassy work out of a "consulate" already located in Jerusalem. Read More »

AU Reacts to US President Trump's 'Shithole' Remark

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I'm not a racist . President Donald Trump's vulgar remark disparaging Haitians and African countries didn't surprise a local scholar who teaches at Winston-Salem State University. Reacting to Mr Trump's "shithole" comment, Mr Mahama tweeted: "Africans and Haitians come from "shithole" countries? That they weren't made", he said. Read More »