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Putin opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrested after organizing fair election protests

He says the upcoming election will be little more than a coronation of Putin who is expected to win a fourth presidential term, becoming the longest-serving Russian leader since Stalin. Aside from Moscow and St Petersburg, sizeable gatherings were also reported on Sunday in the Far East and Siberia, including one in remote Yakutsk where the temperature reportedly was minus -45C.

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Macron's "France is Back" Speech Makes Plea for European Unity

France will exempt farmers from a ban on using the weed-killer glyphosate in three years time where there is no credible alternative to the most widely used pesticide in the world, President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday [Jan. Trump and Macron have managed to stay on friendly terms despite disagreeing on some key issues, most notably the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement .

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Li Haotong on unfamiliar ground as he leads Omega Dubai Desert Classic

That gave him a two-shot lead at the halfway point but he was unable to maintain that momentum at the start of his third round. After starting from the 10th tee, Donaldson was bogey-free for his round with an eagle on the par-5 13th and moved to 11-under par after four birdies in a row from the fourth hole onwards.

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Floodwaters continue to rise in Paris

In Paris officially declared orange severity. Exceptionally heavy rains have caused power outages and forced about 400 evacuations from homes elsewhere on the Seine after it and other French rivers burst their banks. Those on flood alert are: Aube, Jura, Marne, Saône-et-Loire, Eure, Paris, Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines, Yonne, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de-Marne, and Val-d'Oise.

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On last day in Israel, Pence visits Western Wall, Yad Vashem

Meanwhile, during his stop in Israel , Pence said nothing of any USA intention to prompt Israeli officials to show flexibility on basic Palestinian demands, including a reduction of the economic suffering of Palestinians in the suffocated Gaza Strip.

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Richardson says Suu Kyi living in a 'bubble'

Duterte said he had a chance to talk to Suu Kyi, Myanmar's state counselor, and told the latter not to mind her critics. Richardson went on to say that he was "taken aback by the vigor with which the media, the United Nations, human rights groups and in general the worldwide community were disparaged", as the panel held meetings with Myanmar officials during the past three days.

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'Don't worry': Trump lays out path to citizenship for Dreamers

White House officials said Thursday the new proposal is "a compromise position that we believe ... will get 60 votes in the Senate" and "a framework that ultimately will lead to passage of a law". Including funding for a border wall in immigration reform talks could push away liberal Democrats from supporting long-term funding, but attract conservative Republicans to getting behind a deal.

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Doomsday clock ticks closer to midnight

As The Washington Post reports , The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists - a public policy and global security journal founded by Manhattan Project scientists - have announced that the metaphorical clock meant to illustrate how close the planet is to catastrophe is now set at two minutes to midnight .

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Trump's porn-star payoff may have been illegal: Will it matter?

A Washington D.C. -based ethics organization has discovered a peculiar transaction involving President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, totaling the same figure that adult film actress Stormy Daniels is alleged to have received from the then-candidate's lawyer months before.

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Trump Just Dropped a Few Bombshells on West Wing Reporters

In March, Sessions recused himself from anything to do with investigations involving the 2016 election, a move that meant he had no power to influence Mueller's probe. "I'm looking forward to it, actually", Mr Trump told reporters at the White House. Cobb also clarified if the special counsel does call upon Trump, his attorney would be there to guide him through the meeting.

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BJD suspends MP Baijayant Panda, he says charges false

Panda, who is the vice-president of IMFA, India's largest, fully integrated producer of ferro alloys, was suspended from the party with immediate effect by Chief Minster and BJD president Naveen Patnaik. This step reflects helplessness of CM & BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik". "However, if he is nominated, he stated that he would be able to lobby and get it", Patro said.

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Venezuelan President will run for re-election in 2018

Venezuela now suffers from food shortages, hyperinflation, and dwindling oil production - provoking massive migration out of the country. Maduro's comments Tuesday came shortly after the pro-government constitutional assembly ordered elections be held by the end of April.

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Blast reported near Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan

Images from the scene showed a massive military presence. "Attackers entered the compound and the fight is going on". "I jumped out of the window", Amin said. No casualties have been reported, according to Afghanistan's 1TVNews network. "Any attack on children & humanitarians is a crime against humanity".

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Afghan forces end Kabul hotel siege

At the time of the attack , officials from 34 provinces had gathered for a meeting organized by the Telecommunications Ministry. Some reports, including one from Reuters , put the number killed as high as 30. I tried to come down but I was heavy and my arms were not strong enough. I served them the food and they thanked me and took their seats. They include a bomb at a Shia cultural centre last month that killed more than 40 people.

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Stay connected to The T&D after Facebook change

CEO Facebook Mark Zuckerburg recently announced big changes in the news feed which resulted in less air time for posts from publishers, businesses, and celebrities while making it more centric towards friends and family. Founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said news content would soon make up around 4% of what appeared in people's News Feeds - down from 5% before.

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NYC Among 20 Finalist Cities For Amazon's Second Headquarters

Los Angeles was the only West Coast city on the list . Orlando lacks the kind of iconic higher-education institution that many cities on the short list have, said Owen Beitsch, an adjunct professor who teaches real estate development at University of Central Florida.

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You might want to disable Instagram's Activity Status feature

Further clarification also revealed that only the people that the users have followed or previously messaged will be able to see when was the last time they were active on Instagram . This will give you the information about your friends' activities on Instagram so you cannot hide yourself by now. The feature reportedly shows the last time a user was browsing Instagram or had a private conversation open.

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Lithuania's cultmin off to World Economic Forum in Davos

While May was the first foreign leader to visit the White House a year ago, relations between the US and the United Kingdom have proved to be rocky in recent months. "This just reinforces what a mistake it was for Theresa May to rush and extend an invitation of a state visit in the first place", he said. Since a state visit for the U.S.

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Toronto man charged in deaths of two lacking males

Bruce McArthur, a 66-year-old Toronto man, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the case on Thursday and made a brief appearance in court Friday. Nothing ever came of the investigation, though last December, Toronto police warned residents to be careful while using dating sites to find partners.

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Olympic Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula

It said the delegation will include a 230-member cheering group, a 30-member taekwondo demonstration team, journalists, athletes and officials. Among the agreements made on Wednesday, according to Korean news outlet Yonhap, were for North Korea to send a team to the Paralympics , being held in Pyeongchang from March 9 to 18.

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Supreme Court to consider challenge to Trump's latest travel ban

The Trump administration has maintained that the President has the authority to install travel bans in order to protect national security. "This will be an important day for justice and the rule of law". Trump tweaked the order after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit refused to reinstate the ban. The DOJ says without Supreme Court intervention, Alsup's decision could stay in place for more than a year.

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Bitcoin Carnage: Bitcoin falls below $10000

South Korea said on Monday that its plans to ban virtual coin exchanges had not yet been finalized, as government agencies were still in talks to decide how to regulate the market. Digital currency website Coinhills says South Korea is the third-biggest market for Bitcoin trades in the world, behind Japan and the U.S., and with over a dozen cryptocurrency exchanges.

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Belgium pledges $23m to UNRWA after United States aid cut

Mr. Nauert said that it was a move that was motivated by the United States desire to drive reforms at the agency . The letter also makes clear that additional USA donations will be contingent on major changes by UNRWA, which has been heavily criticised by Israel.

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Israel judge orders Ahed Tamimi to remain in custody until trial ends

The two soldiers Ahed Tamimi attacked wore helmets and combat gear and tried to deflect her blows, but remained largely passive during the incident, which occurred in the midst of a violent demonstration against Israeli policies in Yehudah and Shomron.

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Firefighter catches child while battling house fire

At least 12 people, including a number of children, were injured but none of them seriously. " We were catching babies like a football , literally", Captain Eric Jackson said, according to the New York Daily News . In addition to the heroic rescue of the children, firefighters also knocked down a door to save a wheelchair-bound woman. Scott Stroup catching a young girl.

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Some People want to silence me, claims Praveen Togadia

At that time, I did not pay heed. As per the reports, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad , he was taken to the Chandramani Hospital and was missing when the Rajasthan Police came to arrest him in an old case. He broke into a sweat and started feeling giddy while he was still in the auto. When we reached near (Galaxy) underpass, I felt uneasy with dizziness and profuse perspiration.

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MI meteor: How valuable are meteorites?

But as Lindsey Bever of the Washington Post reports, it was soon determined that the cause of the mysterious flash was a rare astronomical phenomenon: a meteor exploding in Earth's atmosphere with a fiery blast. ET January 17, spanning six states: Ilinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri and Ontario in Canada . Kelly Beatty, senior editor at Sky and Telescope magazine, said meteors and meteorites are a bit like seashells.

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California parents charged with torture after 13 siblings rescued from California home

The home is in the Riverside county suburb of Perris , known for its Farmer Boys restaurant chain and - more recently - a rising trend in home foreclosures. "Through the years, I actually remember them every well", he said of the family. The family had moved from Texas to California within the last several years, according to The New York Times .

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Four officers shot in SC

Three law enforcement officers were shot over night in York County, reports TV station WSOC. More officers arrived and searched near the home. A patrol auto took him to an area hospital. . Officials identified the suspect as Christian Thomas McCall , 47. He was taken to CMC Main in Charlotte. He also was shot and taken into custody.

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Girl In Hijab Not Attacked By Scissors According To Police

An incident involving a 11-year-old girl who claimed that her hijab was cut by an individual outdoors "did not happen", according to the Toronto police, reports CTV news on Monday. "These allegations were extremely serious and not surprisingly, they received national and global attention", said police spokesman Mark Pugash, who added he hoped the false tale doesn't discourage others from coming forward to report alleged hate crimes.

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Two Palestinian teens killed in clashes with Israeli troops

After several setbacks in detecting tunnels, the Israeli army insisted Sunday that Israel possesses "the most advanced capability in the world to locate underground tunnels" and announced its intention to demolish all of the tunnels extending from the Gaza Strip into Israel by the end of the year.

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Hawaii panics after inbound missile alert goes off in error

Pacific Command and the Navy's Pacific Fleet. But for more than a half hour, while the agency struggled to retract the warning, panicked Hawaiians scrambled to find shelter. Gov. David Ige (D) said he would consult with officials to ensure future "confidence" in the emergency alert system. "There is a screen that says, 'Are you sure you want to do this?'" Mr Miyagi said, adding the employee "feels awful about it".

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South Korea's Moon calls for Japan's 'sincere apology' over comfort women

South Korean President Moon, who took office in May, and his administration, however, have said they are revisiting the process under which the accord was made under the previous government, noting that the pact does not reflect the will of the majority of South Korean people.

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Trump touts a poll that's awful for him

Voters' perception of the economy has never been higher, a new poll found. Americans by an nearly 8 to 1 margin - 79 percent - think Dreamers should be allowed to remain in the country and apply for citizenship - putting most voters at odds with GOP immigration hardliners in Congress and the Trump administration, a new Quinnipiac poll said Thursday.

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This Hawaiian Airlines Flight Took Off in 2018 and Landed in 2017

For the lucky passengers on a Hawaiian Airlines flight bound for Hawaii, a do-over came much sooner. Hawaiian Airlines flight #446 then landed in Honolulu, Hawaii at 10:16 a.m. Of course, the same thing can happen any time a flight leaves New Zealand and travels to Hawaii just after midnight (or anywhere else on the other side of the Date Line).

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Britain refuses Ecuador's request to grant Julian Assange diplomatic status

The UK did not grant that request, nor are we in talks with Ecuador on this matter. The UK's rejection of a diplomatic pass comes after Assange tweeted a cryptic picture of him dressed in the colours of Ecuador . While Swedish prosecutors dropped extradition requests related to sex crime allegations in May 2017, Assange fears that if British police detain him, United States prosecutors will immediately issue an extradition request over Wikileaks' decision to publish troves of secret ...

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'Seems unlikely' I'll need to speak with Mueller

By far the greatest amount of pressure on the White House so far is coming from the special counsel, Robert Mueller, whose team of 17 prosecutors was authorized in May to investigate "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump " and related matters.

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Search for MH370 continues, to cost between RM82m to RM280m if found

The governments of Malaysia, China and Australia called off the almost three-year official search last January. He also thanked the Malaysian government for not giving up hope of finding the missing jetliner and continuously offering support as well as information regarding MH370.

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Thirteen people killed in Montecito mudslides

More than 50 people were rescued from rooftops because trees and power lines were blocking roads, including a mud-caked teenage girl who was pulled from the rubble of a collapsed home in Montecito after being trapped for hours. "Praying for the survivors and preparing for whatever may come". The courtyard of the 90-year-old Montecito Inn, built by silent movie actor Charlie Chaplin, was filled with a thick crust of debris driven by the slides.

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MI couple wanted in death of 4-year-old arrested in Georgia

Police officers who responded to the scene found the toddler with " obvious " burns on her arms and legs. She was taken to Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor by ambulance. A manhunt is underway for a MI couple accused of killing and torturing a young child. "She didn't have to pass the way she did but I hope we get justice for her really soon", Kyle Barrett , Gabby's father, told WJBK.