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Trump warns U.S. govt shutdown could last 'a long time'

Trump warns U.S. govt shutdown could last 'a long time'

At first, Trump said he'd be happy to take the blame for a government shutdown over border wall funding. Roughly a quarter of the federal government and 800,000 federal employees are affected by a...

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Boy, 1, airlifted to hospital after falling into rhino enclosure at zoo

Boy, 1, airlifted to hospital after falling into rhino enclosure at zoo

The girl was visiting the zoo on New Year's Day with family when she slipped through metal poles separating visitors from the animals during a " rhino encounter" educational event. In a statement...

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Trump says Romney ought to be ‘team player’

Trump says Romney ought to be ‘team player’

I hope not", Trump tweeted , referring to retiring Arizona Sen. There's been a lot of commotion over Mitt Romney bashing President Donald Trump in a blistering op-ed . With that out of the way...

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Train crash on Danish bridge kills six

Train crash on Danish bridge kills six

The Storebaelt bridge, also known as the Great Belt Fixed Link, joins Denmark's two most-populated islands of Zealand and Funen. The number of injured is as yet unknown. A view of a train accident s...

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Dragging, shoving of children in Arizona migrant center under investigation

Dragging, shoving of children in Arizona migrant center under investigation

But the office changed its mind and said in an updated statement released Sunday: "Based upon the evidence gathered during this thorough investigation, MCSO executive command has made the decision t...

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Netflix criticised after pulling satire show that criticised Saudi prince

Netflix criticised after pulling satire show that criticised Saudi prince

The kingdom has since acknowledged publicly that the columnist, who was a permanent US resident, died in its custody. A cross-party group of British parliamentarians and global lawyers has asked Sa...

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DRC heads to the polls for tense, long-delayed presidential vote

DRC heads to the polls for tense, long-delayed presidential vote

At three opposition strongholds, in the east and west of the country, there was no voting at all after authorities canceled the poll, citing health risks from an Ebola outbreak and ethnic unrest. "W...

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China's Xi threatens Taiwan with force but also seeks peaceful 'reunification'

China's Xi threatens Taiwan with force but also seeks peaceful 'reunification'

Xi Jinping called on Taiwan to reject independence and embrace "peaceful reunification" with China , in a conciliatory speech that nevertheless took a hard line on the self-governing island's politi...

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Kim Jong Un warns 'Washington not to test North Korean's patience'

Kim Jong Un warns 'Washington not to test North Korean's patience'

South Korea welcomed Kim's address, with the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae saying the speech reflects his wish for the development of inter-Korean ties and Pyongyang-Washington relations. North K...

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Tear gas fired as dozens of migrants try illegal crossing to US

Tear gas fired as dozens of migrants try illegal crossing to US

Customs and Border Protection said the non-lethal measures were not aimed at those who were actively climbing the fence, but at people who were throwing rocks south of the borderline. A previous inci...

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2 women below 50 enter Sabarimala, temple reopens after 'purification'

2 women below 50 enter Sabarimala, temple reopens after 'purification'

On Tuesday, tens of thousands of women formed a human chain across Kerala to back the demand for access to the temple. Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said: "It is a fact that the women entered the s...

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Kentucky police ‘in tears’ after donut truck catches fire

Kentucky police ‘in tears’ after donut truck catches fire

The truck is expected to be a total loss. Since then, law enforcement from around Kentucky, and other states have joined in grief. Across the nation, from Colorado to Chicago, officers were quick ...

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Trump, Democrats Still Far From Border Wall Deal

Trump, Democrats Still Far From Border Wall Deal

Rep. Nancy Pelosi , poised to become House speaker, and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, said senators have already voted for a February 8 funding bill during votes two weeks ago. "Some a...

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People think that London's fireworks display was an eff you to Brexit

In Japan, bells at Buddhist temples chimed 108 times to mark the new year - a tradition that recalls the number of earthly desires a person must overcome to attain nirvana. As the world parties, many ...

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Mattis bids farewell to Pentagon with call to 'hold fast'

Mattis bids farewell to Pentagon with call to 'hold fast'

One day after President Trump unexpectedly announced US troops would be withdrawn from Syria, Mattis announced he would be resigning. Mattis was widely seen as a moderating force against Trump's h...

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Brazil moving its embassy to Jerusalem matter of 'when, not if' -Netanyahu

Brazil moving its embassy to Jerusalem matter of 'when, not if' -Netanyahu

Bolsonaro is now hosting world leaders ahead of his inauguration, which will be held this week. Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro , a right-wing politician and former military officer, was du...

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Military Tweets About Dropping Bombs On New Years, Internet Explodes

Military Tweets About Dropping Bombs On New Years, Internet Explodes

The message from the Pentagon earlier this year said the bombs in the video are "a pair of conventional Massive Ordnance Penetrators (MOP) at a test range". US Strategic Command made one of these de...

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Trump Says He's ‘Not Giving Up’ in Shutdown Standoff Over Wall

Trump Says He's ‘Not Giving Up’ in Shutdown Standoff Over Wall

Trump, who canceled his vacation in Florida and has stayed at the White House during the holiday government shutdown while first lady Melania and their son Barron were at Trump's private estate Mar-...

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Cooperation best for both, China's Xi tells Trump

Cooperation best for both, China's Xi tells Trump

China will continue market reforms and open its doors to the world in the face of a challenging geopolitical landscape, President Xi Jinping pledged today in a New Year speech. The two countries are...

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Yellow vests: low turnout for 7th week-end of protests

Yellow vests: low turnout for 7th week-end of protests

Hundreds of demonstrators, some chanting 'Journalists - Collaborationists!' traced a path around Paris visiting the central offices of television networks BFM and state-run France Televisions an...

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Revellers around the world ring in 2019

The Thames-side display will bring together more than 100,000 spectators to watch the largest annual firework display in Europe, including eight tonnes of fireworks. In Rio, more than million people c...

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Kim Jong-un letter to Seoul asks for more summits in 2019

Kim Jong-un letter to Seoul asks for more summits in 2019

Moon thanked him for the letter, tweeting that the North Korean leader "again made clear" that he would act on his agreement with the US and South Korea. It was sent days before Kim delivers his ann...

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Putin: Moscow open for talks with US

The letter to Trump comes after the president canceled a meeting with Putin in November following Russian Federation opening fire on Ukranian Navy ships and seizing the crews and the boats. Puti...

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Multiple injured after New Year's Eve stabbing at Manchester, UK train station

Multiple injured after New Year's Eve stabbing at Manchester, UK train station

A man was been arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder following the incident shortly before 9pm. The British Transport Police said in a statement that a man had been detained whi...

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North Korean leader says he's ready for more talks with Trump

North Korean leader says he's ready for more talks with Trump

In his New Year address, Kim said he was willing to meet US President Donald Trump again at any time to achieve denuclearisation, and urged Washington to take unspecified corresponding action to speed...

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Netanyahu departs for Brazil for inauguration of new pro-Israel president

Netanyahu departs for Brazil for inauguration of new pro-Israel president

The leaders said that the talks initiated Friday will continue when Bolsonaro travels to Israel in 2019. Bolsonaro said he wants to increase economic and security bonds between Brazil and Israel. ...

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Auto attack injures 8 pedestrians in Tokyo during New Year's festivities

Auto attack injures 8 pedestrians in Tokyo during New Year's festivities

Police told broadcaster NHK that he initially told then he had conducted a terrorist act, but then later claimed it was related to executions. Another witness who runs a clothing shop in the are...

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Swiss-Spanish 'Terrorist Recruiter' Detained Over Scandinavian Girls' Carnage

Swiss-Spanish 'Terrorist Recruiter' Detained Over Scandinavian Girls' Carnage

Maren Ueland of Norway and 24-year-old Louisa Jespersen of Denmark. The person taken into custody this Saturday, who is added to the 19 Moroccans already arrested in the case, also planned to or...

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'Usman' death toll climbs to 68

'Usman' death toll climbs to 68

Numerous deaths were due to landslides and drowning, it added, saying floods had yet to recede even as the weather disturbance known locally as "Usman" weakened into a low pressure area. Jalad...

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Organizers test the Times Square Crystal Ball before Midnight

Organizers test the Times Square Crystal Ball before Midnight

For those who prefer their end-of-year fun in smaller doses, the celebrations will be streamed online and on television to be admired from the comfort of home. Journalists representing the industry at...

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