• British tourists in Jamaica warned to stay in resorts
British tourists in Jamaica warned to stay in resorts

The U.S. Department of State has not updated its travel advisory for Jamaica since January 10. The UK Foreign Office (FCO) warned holidaymakers that "intensive law enforcement activities" were expected in St James Parish after a state of emergency was declared there on Thursday.

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  • U.S. setting up alternative government bodies in large parts of Syria - Lavrov
U.S. setting up alternative government bodies in large parts of Syria - Lavrov

The foreign minister again made the argument that killing off the Iran nuclear deal would also compromise any bid to persuade North Korea to scrap its nuclear arsenal. "The key to this whole thing is China", said Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH). "They are beginning to disrupt the North Korean economy, and maybe one reason for Kim's sudden olive bran...

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  • Jordan's king tells Pence US must 'rebuild trust' after Jerusalem decision
Jordan's king tells Pence US must 'rebuild trust' after Jerusalem decision

Vice President Mike Pence told United States service members on Sunday that immigration talks between lawmakers and the White House couldn't proceed until the government reopens. King Abdullah's Hashemite dynasty is the custodian of the Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, making Amman sensitive to any changes of status of the disputed city.

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  • Ministry warns US against 'causing trouble out of nothing'
Ministry warns US against 'causing trouble out of nothing'

China Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said a Chinese missile frigate moved to identify and verify the United States vessel and warned it to leave the area. In a separate statement on Saturday, China's defence ministry said the repeated dispatch of US warships to the region was "undermining regional peace and stability" and hurting bilateral rela...

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  • Good news! NZ PM Jacinda Ardern pregnant with first child
Good news! NZ PM Jacinda Ardern pregnant with first child

Ardern, who came to power through a coalition deal after a closely fought election previous year, has experienced a meteoric rise to power as New Zealand's youngest prime minister in more than a century, and its third female leader. Ardern took over the Labour leadership in July. "Catherine Denuve has her freedom of speech and I respect her as a ...

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  • Trump's first year in office has been a can't-miss drama
Trump's first year in office has been a can't-miss drama

U.S. President Donald Trump is apparently is in good working order health-wise, according to the White House doctor, and - despite some questioning his mental stability - the president's cognitive skills are flawless, the doctor says. Aidy Bryant returned as White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, giving a nod to the anniversary o...

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  • Winter storm watch issued for southern Minnesota
Winter storm watch issued for southern Minnesota

A risky winter storm will impact the area through Monday night . For Denver and the eastern plains, rain and snow will develop late tonight into Sunday. The Twin Cities is expected to see up to 8 inches. Please stay safe and warm! In the Omaha area, today will be relatively mild, with sunny skies, a high temperature around 40 and an overnigh...

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  • Twitter To Notify Users Exposed To Russian Propaganda During US Elections
Twitter To Notify Users Exposed To Russian Propaganda During US Elections

Petersburg entity often described as a "troll farm" connected with the Kremlin. Twitter will email 677,775 people in the United States to let them know that they interacted with Russian propaganda during the 2016 presidential election, . Twitter executives on Wednesday told USA lawmakers that it may notify the users about the Russian propaganda. ...

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  • New HHS department created to protect religious freedom
New HHS department created to protect religious freedom

In contrast to the Trump administration , the Obama administration issued a rule interpreting the provision barring sex discrimination under Obamacare to bar medical providers from discriminating against transgender patients or women who have had abortions .

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  • Here's what happens if the federal government shuts down
Here's what happens if the federal government shuts down

Congress passed several stopgap spending bills - the last in late December to extend the deadline into January - to avert a government shutdown during a turbulent budget season, with the Senate falling far behind the House, which passed all appropriations bills before the start of the fiscal year October 1.

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  • India successfully tests nuke missile
India successfully tests nuke missile

Sarawat told The Hindu newspaper . Thursday's test involved a canister from a road-mobile launcher, giving the military the option of quickly transporting the missile to another place if necessary, according to the Times of India. Its last test was held in December a year ago. As NBC News reported , just over a year ago Pakistan tested its fi...

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  • Hostages taken as four gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul
Hostages taken as four gunmen storm Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul

Casualties are yet to be confirmed but the attackers appear to be armed with suicide bombs, a government spokesman said. Security officials said it is believed that some people have been taken hostage by the attackers. Gunmen have attacked a hotel in Afghanistan, where they are exchanging fire with security forces. The details of the attack are...

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  • Trump Has 'Incredibly Good Genes,' White House Doctor Says
Trump Has 'Incredibly Good Genes,' White House Doctor Says

US President Donald Trump chows down on some McDonald's fries. Trump had his first physical last Friday. In a press briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the administration stood by the assessment of Trump's doctor, Navy Rear Adm.

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  • Status orange weather warning for Atlantic coast
Status orange weather warning for Atlantic coast

A yellow warning of snow is likely to remain in place across most of the country until Friday. The continent's northwest is already facing an onslaught from brisk winds and squally showers, with thunder snow likely across the British Isles on Tuesday.

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  • Supreme Court to issue final verdict on Trump travel ban
Supreme Court to issue final verdict on Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court is expected to hear the case in the spring and issue its decision in June, despite an already-overcrowded docket of high-profile cases. Only liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor would have allowed the president's order to remain blocked. For now, most citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria...

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  • Irish Prime Minister Provokes Fury Over UK Veteran Comments
Irish Prime Minister Provokes Fury Over UK Veteran Comments

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday he would welcome any British attempt to rejoin the EU after Brexit , as Brussels jumped on speculation about a second referendum. Juncker and Tusk's overtures came as a commission paper suggested the European Union is toughening its stance on the transition period after the offic...

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

Oz" show to give details of a physical performed by his longtime physician, the eccentric Dr. Harold Bornstein. "It's the opposite of what I campaigned for", Trump said. Based on those interactions, Jackson said he personally saw no need to administer a dementia screening. "I would say right now on a day-to-day basis, he doesn't have a dedica...

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  • Lebanon bans Spielberg's 'The Post'
Lebanon bans Spielberg's 'The Post'

Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg's film " The Post " will be shown in Lebanese cinemas this Thursday after Lebanon's Interior Ministry revoked its ban by the country's General Security Directorate. "We think this is not the right decision", he said. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also confirmed to AFP on Monday that Spi...

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  • Brigitte Bardot: actresses complain about harassment to…
Brigitte Bardot: actresses complain about harassment to…

She signed an open letter by 100 prominent women that claimed that #MeToo had become a puritanical "witch-hunt" which threatened sexual freedom. "I have never been a victim of sexual harassment". Bardot said. This isn't the first time Bardot has shared a controversial, harmful opinion. Bardot has five fines for inciting racial hatred toward...

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  • Facebook to examine claims of Russian Federation interference in Brexit vote
Facebook to examine claims of Russian Federation interference in Brexit vote

Though he gave no firm deadline for delivering a fresh report - beyond estimating "a number of weeks". In the May 2017 French Presidential elections, Facebook suspended 30,000 accounts linked to fake news, disinformation, and spam prior to the elections.

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  • Tripura votes on Feb 18; Meghalaya, Nagaland polls on Feb 27
Tripura votes on Feb 18; Meghalaya, Nagaland polls on Feb 27

The ruling Congress that now has 23 MLAs in the 60-member assembly said they are ready to battle it out keeping the interest of the common people in mind. In a pre-poll booklet, the CPI (M) said, "The BJP has grabbed the position of the main opposition in many states without winning a single seat in the polls and has also used the CBI and income ta...

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  • Photo shows password stuck to screen at Hawaii's emergency management office
Photo shows password stuck to screen at Hawaii's emergency management office

Employees have been the target of physical threats following a false alarm Saturday about a ballistic missile headed towards Hawaii . He said the process could add another five minutes, further cutting into the time that people have to prepare for a disaster.

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  • Fisherman sues after dramatic boat crash caught on video
Fisherman sues after dramatic boat crash caught on video

Larsen's own son-in-law, who was on the boat during the crash, reportedly admitted to police that the 75-year-old uses his cell phone while driving the boat and had been off-and-on his cell before the crash. The crash occurred in August on the Columbia River, but the lawsuit was filed earlier this month. Larson is charged with reckless operation ...

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  • Michael R. Doty, SC Sheriff's Detective, Dies After Ambush Shooting
Michael R. Doty, SC Sheriff's Detective, Dies After Ambush Shooting

Sheriff's Detective Michael R. Doty died of his injuries, York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson said on the department's Facebook page. Sheriff's deputies initially went to the home outside York, a city of about 7,000 people roughly 12 miles south of the North Carolina state line, after 10 p.m.

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  • Trump Denies Saying He Has Good Relationship with Kim Jong
Trump Denies Saying He Has Good Relationship with Kim Jong

Tillerson said , "It's an unacceptable outcome that Kim is making that choice, and we're not going to take any responsibility for the fact that he's choosing to make his own people suffer". The bureaucrat, who asked not to be named, was outlining Japan's hardline approach on North Korea to visiting journalists from the 10 Asean countries.

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  • Facebook selfie showing evidence of murder
Facebook selfie showing evidence of murder

This photo of Cheyenne Antoine (left) and Brittney Gargol (right) discovered by police showed Antoine's belt to be the same as the one found at the murder scene. "It's wrong and shouldn't have happened", Antoine wrote in a statement her lawyer read aloud in court. She was sentenced to seven years in prison. Cheyenne Rose Antoine would never hav...

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  • Erdogan: NATO must take stance against United States over border force
Erdogan: NATO must take stance against United States over border force

A US disengagement from Syria would provide Iran with an opportunity to reinforce its position in Syria, Tillerson said. Mustafa Sejari, a senior official in Syria's mainstream rebel group, said the envoys described to USA officials the damaging impact of President Donald Trump's decision past year to stop equipping and training certain rebel gro...

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  • Government starts WTO action against Canada's wine restrictions
Government starts WTO action against Canada's wine restrictions

Similar to the complaint filed by the United States, Australia claimed that rules within the Canadian province of British Columbia, where local wines are sold in grocery shops but imported wines are required to be contained to a "store within a store" with a separate cash register, gave an unfair advantage to local produce.

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  • Walmart Launches Free Opioid Disposal Packets
Walmart Launches Free Opioid Disposal Packets

The retail giant said Wednesday that it will provide the packets free with opioid prescriptions filled at its 4,700 US pharmacies. Every week's patient using prescriptions may receive yourself a DisposeRX packet. Authorities recommend that painkillers should be kept in their original packaging and stored out of reach of teens and children, pref...

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  • Ford's New Shelby Packs A Serious Punch
Ford's New Shelby Packs A Serious Punch

That's around 522kW, which would be well up on the previous model's 494kW effort. Ford also released a teaser video for the GT500 that doesn't show the full auto, but does show it spitting flames. Some rumours link a 2.6-litre supercharger with the GT500, and that would make it amongst the biggest of four-pot petrol engines available. GT500 embodie...

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  • Duterte orders closure of website that reported drug crackdown
Duterte orders closure of website that reported drug crackdown

Article 16, Section 11 (1) of the 1987 Constitution provides that ownership and management of media "shall be limited to citizens of the Philippines, or to corporations, cooperatives or associations, wholly owned and managed by such citizens".

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  • Bannon is subpoenaed in Mueller's Russian Federation investigation
Bannon is subpoenaed in Mueller's Russian Federation investigation

Mr. Mueller is likely to allow Mr. Bannon to forgo the grand jury appearance if he agrees to instead be questioned by investigators in the less formal setting of the special counsel's offices. Bannon is also scheduled to testify on Tuesday before the House Intelligence Committee, which is holding its own Russian Federation investigation. It's uncle...

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  • Oscar Perez, Venezuela Renegade Police Pilot, Killed in Raid
Oscar Perez, Venezuela Renegade Police Pilot, Killed in Raid

Venezuelan police have killed a former police officer who had been on the run after stealing a helicopter and attacking government buildings six months ago, according to officials. "How is it possible that while surrendering, they riddled him with bullets?" said Delsa Solorzano, National Assembly deputy assigned to head the commission.

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  • School closures and delays due to possibility of wintry weather
School closures and delays due to possibility of wintry weather

HINDS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT: Hinds County School District will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The charter high school Pathways in Education will also be closed due to winter weather concerns according to the school's principal. Pierre A. Capdau at Avery Alexander will dismiss at 2:45 pm. All St. Charles Parish public schools and office...

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  • Airbnb is spending $100000 to promote listings in Trump's
Airbnb is spending $100000 to promote listings in Trump's "shithole" countries

Trump himself marked the day with a videotaped speech posted on Twitter that alluded to King's celebrated "I Have a Dream" speech. "They weren't made", Trump said . Similar sentiments were expressed at marches in NY and Los Angeles while a small group of demonstrators waving Haitian flags faced off with Trump supporters in West Palm Beach.

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