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Zimbabwe elections expected before July: president

Zimbabwe elections expected before July: president

Questioned whether he would allow observer missions from the likes of the European Union (EU) in, he answered: "If you have that criteria, why would you want to deny worldwide observers coming to our ...

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Philadelphia pursues supervised drug injection sites

Philadelphia pursues supervised drug injection sites

Proponents, including city officials who visited an injection site in Vancouver last fall, say the facilities reduce overdose deaths, curb the spread of infections like hepatitis C and HIV, and reduce...

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Former Catalan leader Puigdemont does not rule out return to Spain

Former Catalan leader Puigdemont does not rule out return to Spain

The Catalan parliament's legal experts have said that any presidential contender has to be physically present, but Puigdemont insists he has the legitimate mandate of the people to rule. But a gov...

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President Maduro: To more sanctions, more elections, more democracy, more people

President Maduro: To more sanctions, more elections, more democracy, more people

The National Electoral Council, which must ratify the assembly's decision, is responsible for setting an election date. The opposition has been using those talks to push for guarantees that voting w...

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Live snakes and attack dogs for US Defence Secretary's send-off

Live snakes and attack dogs for US Defence Secretary's send-off

Smith and will include "introductory statements" open to the media by Mattis and Song, the Hawaii command said. A United States law known as the " Leahy vetting " precludes armed forces found commit...

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Martin O'Neill In Another Tetchy Interview With Tony O'Donoghue

Martin O'Neill In Another Tetchy Interview With Tony O'Donoghue

O'Donoghue responded saying it was very disappointing to go out of the competition in the playoff. 'I think I actually look at in the opposite way to you [the press],' he observed. "Tell you what mi...

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Panic and blame as Cape Town braces for water shut-off

Panic and blame as Cape Town braces for water shut-off

On Friday, however, city council rejected an increased punitive tariff after receiving plenty of criticism from residents. Despite warnings for consumers to cut their water consumption, many of Cape...

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Prosecutors Ask Judge to Bar Contact Between Turpin Parents and Kids

Prosecutors Ask Judge to Bar Contact Between Turpin Parents and Kids

If the siblings misbehaved, they would be tied to their beds as punishment - first with ropes, until a child whose limbs were strung together was able to wriggle free. Authorities are now checking DNA...

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Trump to welcome Macron for state visit: White House

Trump to welcome Macron for state visit: White House

He called on fellow European nations to invest a lot more in their domestic education systems to make sure that people kept abreast of new developments on the labor markets. "We are seeing polarisat...

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Solar-panel tariffs: 'Bad policy'

The administration acted at the request of two bankrupt USA solar panel manufacturers and Whirlpool, the Ohio-based appliance manufacturer. Ed Barbier is a professor of economics at Colorado State...

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Syria air strikes 'kill 150 IS militants'

Syria air strikes 'kill 150 IS militants'

US officials describe the less than 1,000 remaining ISIS militants as "hard core" fighters who are seeking to regroup after losing about 98 percent of the land they once controlled across Syria and Ir...

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Former Maryland man confirmed to lead United States health department

Former Maryland man confirmed to lead United States health department

In addition, he will be at the vortex of the ongoing political feud over the Affordable Care Act , the 2010 law that has spread insurance to millions of Americans and is a main whipping post of the a...

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Russian culture ministry blocks plans for 'The Death of Stalin' film release

Russian culture ministry blocks plans for 'The Death of Stalin' film release

He made the comment days before Russia's Culture Ministry reportedly revoked the license for showing the movie in Russian cinemas. The film was to open in Russian Federation on Thursday (January 2...

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A 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Is Coming. Here's How to See it.

A 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Is Coming. Here's How to See it.

In the continental USA, the best views of this " super blue blood moon " will be in the West, Gordon Johnston, a NASA program executive who blogs about the moon from the agency's Washington, D.C. So...

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Pope Francis to deliver message decrying 'fake news'

Pope Francis to deliver message decrying 'fake news'

It is the work of the devil, he suggested, using a reference to Satan from John 8:44: "The strategy of this skilled "Father of Lies" is precisely mimicry, that sly and risky form of seduction that wor...

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Hawaii missile alert stand-down delayed by lost login

Hawaii missile alert stand-down delayed by lost login

And it took 38 minutes after the alert was sent for the emergency management agency to send out a second message telling the public it was a false alarm. After the alert was sent out, Beauchamp said p...

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Islam critic & member of German right-wing party becomes Muslim

Islam critic & member of German right-wing party becomes Muslim

Wagner told Tagesspiegel that his resignation and conversion were his "private business", but stressed that no one in AfD had attempted to pressure him into resigning. Speaking at a press conference...

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Trump to meet Theresa May, Netanyahu in Davos

Trump to meet Theresa May, Netanyahu in Davos

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu seized upon the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to lobby privately with world leaders to fix the Iran nuclear deal, The Times of Israel reported...

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Haqqani commander, 2 others killed in United States drone strike in Pakistan

Haqqani commander, 2 others killed in United States drone strike in Pakistan

At least two people, including a Haqqani militant network commander, were killed after a suspected United States drone targeted a vehicle on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border near Kurram Agency , off...

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South Africa consumer edges up in December

South Africa consumer edges up in December

KUALA LUMPUR , Malaysia-Malaysia's inflation accelerated at an expected pace in December, mainly due to higher transports costs. "We don't expect any until the second half of 2019", said Paul Dales, c...

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White House to Roll Out Immigration 'Framework' Next Week

White House to Roll Out Immigration 'Framework' Next Week

President Donald Trump in September announced plans to end the program, but he gave Congress until March 5 to work out a permanent solution for it. He also sent a message to lawmakers about how int...

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Protesters greet North Korean Olympic delegation touring Seoul

Protesters greet North Korean Olympic delegation touring Seoul

South Korea in September 2017 had agreed to provide $8 million in humanitarian aid to the North through global agencies such as the World Food Program, but the aid was not delivered as tensions rose ...

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Oil jumps as Brent tops US$70, with inventory data on tap

Oil jumps as Brent tops US$70, with inventory data on tap

The Brent North Sea benchmark was registered at $ 69.33 per barrel, while U.S. light crude was at $ 63.80 per barrel. Crude stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery hub for US crude futures fell by...

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Eyewitness films school bus skidding down an icy hill in MA

Eyewitness films school bus skidding down an icy hill in MA

A video posted to Facebook Tuesday showed the bus sliding down a road that has a slight hill. The bus was filled with 29 middle and high school students at the time, according to police. The drive...

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Post Kabul attack, United States asks Pakistan to expel Taliban leaders

Post Kabul attack, United States asks Pakistan to expel Taliban leaders

At least 22 people were killed during a 12-hour standoff with security forces after gunmen raided the hotel, Afghan authorities said. On Monday, Afghan security forces remained positioned on all the...

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