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Thousands evacuated in Philippines as volcano threatens eruption

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Officials are also advising people not to return to the sectioned off area, particularly residents who may be wanting to check on their homes, farms and livestock. Ed Laguerta, a resident volcanologist with the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, said he and others were waiting for results of geodetic and geochemistry surveys to determine the "measure of gas content and natural disaster strength" emanating from the volcano. Read More »

Grand jury will quiz Steve Bannon on Russian links to Trump campaign

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In the book , Bannon also suggested Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation would focus on money laundering, something congressional investigators hoped to question him about. Bannon also insulted Trump's children Donald Jr. and Ivanka, according to the book . " Testifying before a grand jury is intimidating". "That heightened sensitivity might have given Bannon more reason to say, 'hey, give me a subpoena'". Read More »

Chris Christie stopped by TSA for evading security checkpoint

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On his way to Boston this morning, Christie reportedly ran into a bit of trouble at Newark Airport. The officer escorted Christie to the regular entrance. "A PA cop told him he was no longer allowed to use that access and they escorted him to the regular area". The order came from police for the Port Authority, which operates the airport as well as the George Washington Bridge, best known during the Christie years for the Bridgegate scandal that dogged him for much of his second term and ... Read More »

Father deported to Mexico after 30 years in U.S. tells his story

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Rapper Chamillionaire is trying to help out the family of Jorge Garcia, a suburban Detroit man who was deported to Mexico last week after living in the USA for 30 years with no criminal record. "Jorge was exposed to ICE because of this application that should not have been filed", Diego Bonesatti, Michigan United Legal Services Director, told CBS News . Read More »

Hazlewood to miss second ODI

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England Test captain Joe Root suffered through stomach problems during the Ashes test series, while batsman James Vince has also been affected during the tour. In his place, the hosts would, in all probability, be drafting in young right-arm pacer Jhye Richardson, who is yet to play an ODI for Australia . "That's something we have to sum up when we play", he was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo . Read More »

Siblings Found Starved, Chained to Beds in California's House of Horrors

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Other charges include seven counts of abuse of a dependent adult , six counts of child abuse or neglect and 12 counts of false imprisonment. David Turpin was additionally charged with performing a lewd act on a child under age 14. When not restrained, the children were locked in different rooms and fed little on a schedule. Trahan said the couple spoke warmly of their many children. Read More »

Abbas says Trump's policy shift on Jerusalem was 'sinful'

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The imam said he welcomed Pence's visit before Trump announced that the United States would move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the city as Israel's capital. "Decisions like this one nurture terrorism, create it and propel it forward to act and express itself in methods we all reject", he said. Israel occupied east Jerusalem and the West Bank in the 1967 Six-Day War. Read More »

Tillerson Says US Has No Intention To Build Border Force In Syria

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Only actions matter now. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson denied that the United States had any intention of building a Syria-Turkey border force and said the issue had been " misportrayed , misdescribed". Damascus said Thursday that Syria's air force could destroy any Turkish warplanes used over its territory. "We want to emphasise that Afrin is not alone". Read More »

Durbin: Trump admin 'sandbagged' him on immigration deal

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When Mr Durbin was challenged about his version of what term Mr Trump used, the IL senator said: "I stand by every word I said about what was said". On Monday , Trump claimed Durbin is misquoting him. Many Democrats have said they will not vote for spending legislation to keep the federal government funded past a Friday deadline without an immigration deal, and Republicans will need at least some Democratic votes to pass the funding extension in the Senate. Read More »

United Kingdom parliament debates European Union Withdrawal Bill

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The Scots and Welsh have expressed concern with Clause 11, which specifies that powers now held by the European Union in Belgium will be returned to Britain's central government . "Ministers will have extraordinary powers to make laws under this Bill, so it is vital that each of the UK's legislatures have the opportunity to scrutinise effectively regulations made under these highly unusual ministerial powers". Read More »

Benjamin Netanyahu says USA embassy could move to Jerusalem within a year

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with senior figures from India's film industry, in a bid to woo Bollywood and convince it to film movies in Israel. In July past year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the first ever Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel. Netanyahu said to Moshe: "The Jewish people have been with you throughout and there is a good reason for this. Read More »

Trump doctor says he did well on cognitive exam

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When the ceremony ended, Trump quickly exited the room, ignoring a reporter's shouted question: "Mr President are you a racist?" I write to you on behalf of Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice (KPTJ), a coalition of over 30 legal, human rights and governance organisations that works to promote peace, truth, justice and good governance, as well as seek solutions for the root causes of political violence in Kenya. Read More »

Democrats, don't let Trump's bad words kill DACA deal

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In September of a year ago, the Trump administration announced those protections would end in March 2018. " DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military", Trump tweeted . Read More »

Birthday girl Kerber sets up Sharapova clash

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The 30-year-old still finds herself being questioned about her 15-month absence but Sharapova is settling back into the routine of Grand Slam tennis. Open in a year when she rose to No. 1. "It was obvious we both suffered on the court", Djokovic said. I like to, sometimes, play in heat. No. 20 Barbora Strycova's 6-1, 7-5 win over wild-card entry Kristie Ahn and Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat Christina McHale 6-3, 6-2 to make it 2 for 13 for the US women so far. Read More »

South and North Korea to march under unification flag during Olympic Games

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That's rare, but not unprecedented. The North also said it plans to send a delegation of about 150 to Pyeongchang for the 2018 Paralympics Games, which are to be held in March. It is more than a decade since the two sides last marched under a unified flag, while they have never formed a joint team for an Olympic event. That will mark the opening of the land border road for the first time since February 2016, the agency said. Read More »

India Missile Test Puts Nuke ICBM in Range of Influence

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Once that happens, India will gate-crash into the super-exclusive club of countries with ICBMs (missiles with a range of over 5,000-5,500km) like the US, Russia, China, France and the UK. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman expressed her happiness over the successful flight test of Agni-5 and congratulated the DRDO. "All objectives of the mission have been successfully met", the Defence Ministry statement added. Read More »

Homeland secretary unclear on Trump vulgarity

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During an interview on CNN , host Chris Cuomo noted that McDaniel had accused Booker of "mansplaining" because he called out Secretary Nielsen's "silence" about whether Trump referred to African nations as "shithole" countries. As the firestorm over Trump's comment began late last week, the White House and Trump's National Security Council provided no guidance to the State Department about what to say to foreign countries who were incensed, said a USA official familiar with the ... Read More »

North Carolina Congressional Map Ruled Unfair

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The justices, in a brief written order, granted an emergency request by North Carolina legislative leaders to stay the lower court ruling for now, a move that means state lawmakers won't have to redraw the congressional lines immediately. The candidate filing period is scheduled to start February 12 in North Carolina. The panel of judges deciding the case , which included a Barack Obama appointee, a Jimmy Carter appointee and a George W. Read More »

North Korea: Trump tweet the 'spasm of a lunatic'

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President Trump declined for a second time in as many weeks to confirm whether he has communicated with Kim Jong-un. The top U.S. diplomat said Tuesday that he did not think it would be "useful" to confirm or detail any possible discussions publicly because tensions on the peninsula over North Korea's nuclear program are at a "very tenuous stage". Read More »

Huge cocaine stash hidden inside fresh pineapple

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Nine members of a gang that were transporting cocaine from Portugal to Spain were arrested after authorities found the pineapples were filled with yellow wax cylinders filled with cocaine. Yes, really. An global Colombian-led smuggling ring placed the contraband in plastic tubes that were then tucked inside of the fresh fruit, surrounded by pineapple skins and hardened wax. Read More »

Legislators express concerns over Cuomo budget plan

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Republicans who control the State Senate are not enthusiatstic about the governor's plan to implement a payroll tax. State Sen. Pam Helming, R-54 of Canandaigua, whose district includes much of Ontario County, as well as Seneca and Wayne counties, said in a statement that new taxes are a non-starter. Read More »

Five Storylines For The AFC Championship Game

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Then there is the whole Tom Brady injury thing in practice this week. Defensively, New England have to keep Jacksonville's running game at bay and keep Bortles from scrambling outside the pocket. Bank Stadium if they're able to knock off the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game. That's right: Case Keenum , Nick Foles , Blake Bortles , and Tom Brady are the final four quarterbacks remaining. Read More »

Hurt In Crash Involving Greyhound Bus Headed To Nashville

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Kentucky State Police officials said the crash involved the bus, two additional commercial vehicles and two passenger vehicles. WTVF reports it was not clear if anyone in the other vehicles was hurt. All southbound traffic was diverted onto USA 31W at the 71-mile marker - the Bonnieville exit - and directed back onto the interstate at the 65-mile marker - Munfordville exit. Read More »

Bedford Park Man Charged in Times Square Cop Assault

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Wallace motioned to the black Mercedes after the driver was allegedly doing donuts near Times Square around 11.45pm, the New York Post reports. Charges were still pending for the two men on Wednesday night. The officer had walked up to the sedan near the intersection of Seventh Avenue and West 43rd Street after he noticed it driving recklessly, video of the encounter shows. Read More »

Celebrity Big Brother 2018: Ann Widdecombe unleashes FURY 'Bully, bully, bully'

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I don't do that kind of stuff, are you gonna take that kind of stuff to heart? Celebrity Big Brother has confirmed when the final will be - and it's going to make this series of CBB the joint longest-ever. The 70-year-old chose to vent as the lack of hot water was getting too much. Many viewers hailed the comedic struggle as their favourite moment of the series so far and the clip was shared numerous times on social media. Read More »

White House doctor: 'No concerns' about Trump's cognitive ability

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Sanjay Gupta suggests President Trumphas a common form of heart disease, based on the results of his coronary calcium CT scan. Some of Trump's health numbers from the physical were troubling , notably his status as being overweight for his height and his elevated cholesterol numbers. Read More »

NMSP identify 5 victims of helicopter crash near Raton

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They said the response was slow because of the rugged terrain and remote area, which has few roads. A former farmer whose property was seized by the Mugabe regime as part of a controversial land reform program, Bennett became the best known white opposition figure in the party, working closely with Tsvangirai before they later fell out. Read More »

Thousands without power across Houston during winter storm

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With the wind chill, temperatures could feel as low as minus 40 degrees in the more northern states. Houston Hobby Airport set a daily record low temperature of 19 Wednesday, breaking the old mark set in 1965. Those figures were nearly certain to worsen Wednesday as snow and ice affected airports from the Deep South to New England. One woman said , "I'm sick and exhausted of being promised 6-7 inches and only getting 4!" to which another commenter replied, "Well it's probably because your ... Read More »

New Poll: More Than Three-Quarters of Americans Support Significant Abortion Restrictions

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Borrowing from Thomas Jefferson, an amicus brief filed January 12 ahead of oral arguments in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. It cuts across party lines: Ninety-two percent of Republicans, 61 percent of Democrats and 78 percent of Independents favor restrictions. "An increasing number of Americans are moving toward the pro-life position that life begins at conception". Read More »

Aced it: Doc says Trump got flawless score on cognitive test

Jackson responded to questions and told reporters he found "no issues whatsoever" with Trump's mental ability and pronounced him "fit for duty". Trump's cognitive health was a focus going into Friday's medical exam with Jackson and his team, and the President himself asked the doctor conduct a cognitive test. Read More »

Voters like a clean bill to protect DREAMers — Survey says

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With just two days before the USA government runs out of money, and President Donald Trump feuding with Democrats over immigration, Republican congressional leaders were left scrambling Wednesday to avoid a federal shutdown. They would need 218 votes, which the 246-seat caucus ostensibly has. "Let's make a budget deal by Friday and let's come back to work aggressively on Monday and make a deal on DACA and responsible immigration reform ", Sanders added. Read More »

Series murder suspect arrested in U.S. state of Arizona

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The nine homicides occurred between November 27 to December 17 in Phoenix and nearby Avondale and Glendale, as the Phoenix police said. Avondale police say Mr Real's sister and Cooksey had broken up the night before. He faces two counts of premeditated first-degree murder and one count of weapon possession by a prohibited person. Cooksey pleaded guilty in 2001 to the lesser charge of manslaughter. Read More »

Trump could live 200 years if…, says White House physician

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He said that as far as he knows, Trump is not now engaging in any specific exercise at all. Graham said he refused to comment on Trump's purported vulgar statement because, in Graham's own words, he wants to make sure that he "can keep talking to the president". Read More »

Mark Meadows: Not Enough House Votes to Pass Funding Bill

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The White House promised to engage in immigration negotiations next week if Democrats support the stop-gap measure. The Senate majority leader intends to keep the chamber in session through the weekend and stage a series of votes created to put Democrats from conservative states on defense, according to two Republican sources familiar with his plans and an email sent by McConnell on Thursday and obtained by POLITICO . Read More »

Former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka wanted in Hungary

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President Trump's deputy assistant was a wanted man during his seven-month stint in the White House, the Guardian reports. Gorka was sacked from the Trump administration in August, a week after the departure of his political patron, Steve Bannon. Read More »

Wolf on the loose after escaping from Berkshire sanctuary

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A number of wildlife experts urged United Kingdom police not to shoot the wolf, fearing a repeat of similar instances of escaped animals in the country over recent years. There were a number of sightings at various locations as far as ten miles away from the wolf's sanctuary. "I was slightly shocked, nothing like this has ever happened before". Read More »

UN Chief Warns Against Endangering Iran Nuclear Deal Over Unrelated Issues

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However, the U.S., Britain, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea, Israel and Russia- nine countries recognized to have or believed to possess nuclear weapons-along with most NATO members remained absent from the negotiations. As for Iran , Haley said "the regime in Tehran is the leading cause of instability in an unstable part of the world". And she accused Russian Federation of vetoing three council resolutions and preventing the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical ... Read More »

Japan, Australia push for defence pact amid tension

A commentary earlier this month in China's Global Times , a nationalist tabloid affiliated with the People's Daily , criticised the Japan-Australia security relationship as a " threat to peace ". The two countries have been negotiating such an agreement since 2014. China Radio quoted Chinese military analysts warning Australia was at a crossroads, and if it formed an " iron triangle" in the region with the USA and Japan, it would be a "dangerous step forward" with Australia encouraging ... Read More »

One in four teens can't read basic text, but can work cellphones

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However, from 2011-12 to 2015-16, enrolment post elementary school has fallen sharply. On the positive side, ASER-2017 found 86% of rural youth are enrolled in schools. The report said this was a worrying trend as at least 10% of India's population is in this age group, which means a large number of young people are not in the formal education system. Read More »

Trump's "s***hole" immigration philosophy has deep roots in American history

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Indeed, it is precisely because of Trump's anti-illegal-immigration bona fides that he may be able to deliver what Republican and Democratic presidents before him could not. A BMI of 30 and over is considered obese. However, the New York Daily News noted that his height had been disputed before. Trump's blood pressure was 122 over 74, and his total cholesterol was 223, which is higher than recommended, even though he takes a low dose of the statin drug Crestor. Read More »

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Is Pregnant With Her First Child

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Ardern announced the joyous imminent arrival on Twitter earlier this morning, with a somewhat ominous photo of three fish hooks representing partner Clarke Gayford's new role as the nation's First Man of Fishing. Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto had her first child in 1990 while in office. Then-new Labour leader Jacinda Ardern addresses The AM Show presenter Mark Richardson's assertion that asking her whether she has plans to have children is a valid question. Read More »

Pregnant Kate Middleton steps out WITHOUT engagement ring

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I think it's a great sport. Want more celebrity, entertainment and lifestyle news? Kate previously wore this coat in March 2015 when she was pregnant with Princess Charlotte . Four-year-old heart transplant patient Rafael Chana took the opportunity to strike up a conversation with the royal about his favourite topic - olives, of all things. Read More »

Pelosi to Appear on 'Drag Race' Reality Show as Guest Judge

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Who are the guest judges on All Stars 3? All will be vying for their second (or third) chance to snatch the crown and enter the " Drag Race Hall of Fame". Pelosi isn't the only one who's hanging with RuPaul at the judge's table. Barbato wouldn't give any spoilers on Pelosi's appearance. The third season of Drag Race All-Stars premieres January 25 on VH1. Read More »

Republicans scramble to avert government shutdown as deadline nears

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Many Democrats have said they won't support a bill if it doesn't codify Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals , the program that exempts young adults who were brought to the country illegally as children, which Trump ended previous year and has been the centerpiece of a bipartisan immigration deal. Read More »

Campaign Against Human Trafficking January 20th

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Some of the most used routes for human trafficking are I-10, I-20, I-65 and I-85. Both forms of human trafficking recruit from marginalized groups: labor trafficking from immigrant populations and sex trafficking from women and children. The media plays a huge role in the information that we consume and understand. The typical age of children pulled into commercial sex is as young as 12 to 14. Read More »

Lethal storm causes Dutch and German transport chaos

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The Netherlands has been hit by a fierce storm for most of today as Storm Fionn also tore its way across Britain. A second Dutchman, also 62, was killed in eastern Enschede when a tree toppled onto his vehicle, the Dutch news agency ANP said. Read More »

Met Office snow warning

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Part of a busy motorway has been shut due to wintry conditions, while severe weather warnings for snow and ice have been upgraded across the UK. A Met Office amber alert of snow for the south of Scotland expired at 5am on Thursday while a yellow "severe" warning of snow and ice is in place until 11.55pm on Friday for most of the country. Read More »