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Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal released - family sources

Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal released - family sources

The Saudi information ministry did not respond to AFP's requests for comment. Prince Alwaleed and Prince Mohammed are grandsons of the kingdom's founder. "Should the released detainees cross the...

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U.S. government shutdown begins as spending bill fails in Senate

U.S. government shutdown begins as spending bill fails in Senate

Friday at midnight, a similar stop-gap spending bill failed to pass and government funding for a number of federal agencies' activities expired. "Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for...

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PM Modi shares views on ASEAN-India partnership

PM Modi shares views on ASEAN-India partnership

Widodo called on India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) to wrap up negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). He said: "Progress in Asean is neve...

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German SPD bleeds more support after bickering over Schulz's role

German SPD bleeds more support after bickering over Schulz's role

If the talks with the SPD fail, Mrs Merkel could form a less stable minority government with the Greens, with SPD support. A start date for formal coalition talks has not yet been announced. "Let us...

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European Intelligence Sources: North Korea Illegally Shipped Coal to Russian Federation

European Intelligence Sources: North Korea Illegally Shipped Coal to Russian Federation

The world is watching Russia's actions closely. "They keep those transponders off and then they turn them back on as they round the South Korean peninsula, and they head into a Russian port". Howe...

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Trump tried to fire Russian Federation probe chief

Trump tried to fire Russian Federation probe chief

The story, which Fox News at first ignored, rebuked and then verified, has been refuted by Trump himself, who called it " fake news , folks", when approached by reporters earlier today in Davos fo...

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Billionaire couple's mysterious deaths being treated as murder

Billionaire couple's mysterious deaths being treated as murder

Police say the reason it took six weeks to come to their decision was because of the volume of evidence they had to go through. Honey and Barry Sherman, Chairman and CEO of Apotex Inc., were foun...

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Paris braces for floods as swollen Seine inches higher

Paris braces for floods as swollen Seine inches higher

Amateur fisherman Maxime Potier from Arsenal Port in Paris said: 'The flood of the Seine river can be interesting from a fishing perspective, because many fish approach more easily the river banks a...

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Davos Report: President Trump Offers American

Davos Report: President Trump Offers American "Friendship & Partnership"

Others faulted Trump for not using the opportunity to broaden the message beyond business and bring the USA into line with concerns expressed by other leaders in Davos — such as on climate change...

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Duterte to Suu Kyi: Rights activists are 'just a noisy bunch'

Duterte to Suu Kyi: Rights activists are 'just a noisy bunch'

Aung San Suu Kyi is drawing heavy global criticism for her poor handling of tge Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. "I spoke to one young woman who had been on the phone to her aunt in Rakhine in Myanmar". "T...

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At Least 37 Dead After Fire In South Korean Hospital

At Least 37 Dead After Fire In South Korean Hospital

It said the fire left 143 injured, seven of them in serious condition. Most of those who died were on the first and second floors, said Choi. Several recent fires in South Korea have been deadly. ...

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Dozens Killed, More Than 100 Wounded In Taliban Car Bombing In Kabul

The attacker used an ambulance to get through a security checkpoint, telling police he was taking a patient to a nearby hospital, said Nasrat Rahimi, deputy spokesperson for the Interior Ministry . T...

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Nicolas Maduro Officially Enters Venezuelan Presidential Battle

Nicolas Maduro Officially Enters Venezuelan Presidential Battle

The Colombian government said that it would recognize neither the Venezuelan presidential election nor its results because the vote lacks transparency and legitimacy, said president Juan Manuel Sant...

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No.2 beats No. 1 in women's final

No.2 beats No. 1 in women's final

Both players battled leg complaints in the taxing two hour and 49 minute tussle, but Wozniacki found the grit to make the breakthrough in her third grand slam final. Halep's insatiable desire for a ma...

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US's Mattis: Diplomacy should impose reason on North Korea's Kim

US's Mattis: Diplomacy should impose reason on North Korea's Kim

Senior South Korean and USA officials are expected to confirm the plans in Hawaii, with a ministerial-level meeting on the timing of post-Olympic drills and their scale, according to South Korean news...

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Syrian Peace Talks Resume in Vienna as Russian Meeting Looms

Syrian Peace Talks Resume in Vienna as Russian Meeting Looms

Calling it a breakthrough, the report said both delegations agreed on the cease-fire that will go into effect at midnight Saturday, thus ending a two-month escalation between the government forces a...

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FBI Accidentally Kills Victim of 'Movie-Style' Kidnapping

FBI Accidentally Kills Victim of 'Movie-Style' Kidnapping

Investigators learned that the kidnapping victim was being held in a different location in the 7300 block of Elbert Street, in Trinity Gardens, in northeast Houston . Other people, including children...

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China reveals 'Polar Silk Road' ambition in Arctic policy white paper

China reveals 'Polar Silk Road' ambition in Arctic policy white paper

China has stepped up its engagement in the Arctic in recent years and was granted observer status on the Arctic Council in 2013, which gives it input on governance of the region. The white paper said ...

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Sri Lanka all out for 221 in one-day final

Sri Lanka all out for 221 in one-day final

Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (c), Asela Gunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella (w), Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya, Dushman...

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Panic as 52 baboons escape from their enclosure at Paris zoo

Panic as 52 baboons escape from their enclosure at Paris zoo

Baboons do not usually pose a threat the humans, but can cause serious injuries if they do attack. Although no monkeys had roamed into public areas, visitors were evacuated because baboons can be un...

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Escaped Inmate Caught Running Back to Prison with Alcohol, Tobacco and Food

Escaped Inmate Caught Running Back to Prison with Alcohol, Tobacco and Food

A prisoner got caught by deputies doing something unusual at a Texas prison: breaking back in with a duffel bag full of alcohol, tobacco, and home-cooked food. Deputy Marcus McLellan said this isn't t...

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Supreme Court stays execution of Mobile cop killer Vernon Madison

Supreme Court stays execution of Mobile cop killer Vernon Madison

ALABAMA —- The United States Supreme Court has granted a stay of execution for an Alabama inmate whose dementia, his lawyers say, prevents him from remembering the murder he was convicted of commi...

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Padmaavat: Deepika Padukone makes SURPRISING revelation about Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial

Padmaavat: Deepika Padukone makes SURPRISING revelation about Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial

The actor was speaking at the red carpet of Hindustan Time's "India's Most Stylish" award here. According to reports, the fringe group has now said that they will make a movie on Sanjay Leela Bhans...

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Is Stephen Miller the new Steve Bannon?

Is Stephen Miller the new Steve Bannon?

The handbook was the handiwork of Stephen Miller and it earned the young scrapper the eternal gratitude of his boss and a reputation on Capitol Hill as a moderate Republican's worst nightmare. 'I've...

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Erdogan plays nationalist card with Syrian push against Kurds

Erdogan plays nationalist card with Syrian push against Kurds

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday that he had called his Turkish counterpart to express concerns about the humanitarian impact of the Afrin offensive. Ankara says the jihadist gro...

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