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The indictment follows Black confessing to allegedly gunning down the girl as she sat in the back seat of her family's auto with her three siblings on the morning of December 30th. Jazmine was fatally shot in Houston on December 30 after authorities said a suspect pulled alongside the vehicle the girl was riding in and opened fire .
  • Taiwan president defiant after China calls for reunification

    Taiwan president defiant after China calls for reunification

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    The "Message of Compatriots in Taiwan" on January 1, 1979, declared an end to routine artillery bombardment of Taiwan-controlled islands close to China, marking a turning point from decades of hostility between the two sides. Xi's speech commemorated the 40th anniversary of a message sent to Taiwan in 1979 , in which China called for unification and an end to military confrontation.
  • Kim says North Korea could take 'new path' if United States maintains sanctions

    Kim says North Korea could take 'new path' if United States maintains sanctions

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    North Korea has not responded to Washington's calls for senior working-level talks to follow up on the June 12 summit, apparently preferring to engage Trump rather than other USA officials in its negotiations. Trump said in December that he expected to meet Kim again early next year, though no date has been set, while North Korea has not taken any clear steps towards dismantling its nuclear weapons programme.
  • North Korea warns of 'new path' if United States 'continues to break promises'

    North Korea warns of 'new path' if United States 'continues to break promises'

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    He was willing to meet Trump again at any time, he added, "to produce results welcomed by the global community". This year's speech drew intense attention, coming as U.S. maintains sanctions on the nuclear-armed country. But while Kim wants the punitive measures lifted, Washington has been sceptical of the denuclearisation process - while satellite images have indicated renewed nuclear activity.
  • Korean leader calls for more talks with South in new year

    Korean leader calls for more talks with South in new year

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    The U.S. military, Japan Self-Defense Forces and South Korean military are constantly monitoring North Korea for radio waves. In his meetings with Moon and Trump, Kim signed on to vague statements calling for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula without describing when or how it would occur.
  • John Kelly embarrasses Donald Trump in White House exit interview

    John Kelly embarrasses Donald Trump in White House exit interview

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    Republicans were still able to maintain their control of the Senate - making the final passage of the proposal uncertain. Trump's tweet was a shift from recent remarks that indicated he was digging in on his demand for $5 billion to start constructing a wall or barrier on the U.S.
  • Another big nation moving embassy to Jerusalem

    Another big nation moving embassy to Jerusalem

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    Right-winger Jair Bolsonaro keen to turn country into bastion of conservatism in Latin America . "According to the law, the prime minister does not have to resign during the hearing process". "There are hundreds of bureaucratic governing bodies across Brazil, of regulators as well". Seven of Bolsonaro's 22 Cabinet ministers are former military personnel, more than in any administration during Brazil's 1964-1985 dictatorship.
  • Russian apartment building collapses, killing 4 and leaving dozens missing

    Russian apartment building collapses, killing 4 and leaving dozens missing

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    Authorities said five people were hospitalized with injuries and 35 others remained unaccounted for. It happened before dawn when most residents were still asleep on the New Year's Eve. Regional governor Boris Dubrovsky said authorities planned to buy apartments for people who had lost their homes. Rescue efforts are underway. The residents have been evacuated.
  • A lion has mauled a young woman to death in the US

    A lion has mauled a young woman to death in the US

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    Alexandra Black from New Palestine, Indiana was mauled to death in the lion attack at the Conservators Center , a 45-acre wildlife park in rural Caswell County, on Sunday. In 2004, the center accepted the placement of 14 lions and tigers by the United States Department of Agriculture that had been living in "unacceptable conditions".
  • House Democrats have a plan to re-open government

    House Democrats have a plan to re-open government

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    Mulvaney told Fox last week that the administration had shown movement on the latest $5 billion demand for border security. Democrats will include that $1.3 billion in the measure they plan to pass on Thursday. He has remained out of the public eye since returning early Thursday from a 29-hour visit to USA troops in Iraq, instead taking to Twitter to attack Democrats.
  • Winter Storm Warning In Effect Until 6 a.m. Saturday

    Winter Storm Warning In Effect Until 6 a.m. Saturday

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    Ground crews worked to clear roads in affected states, but many remained packed with snow and ice. A vehicle left the roadway and overturned on U.S. In Kansas, blizzard conditions closed a 75-mile stretch on I-70 from Colby to WaKeeney and roads from west of Garden City to Colorado. The storm system was expected to dump 6 to 12 inches of snow in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota and the Dakotas, Norman said.
  • Presidential tweets blame for shutdown, no talk of solutions

    Presidential tweets blame for shutdown, no talk of solutions

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    Mr Trump has since threatened to shut down the border with Mexico if funding for the wall is not approved. The shutdown began on December 22 after the President bowed to conservative demands that he fight to make good on his vow and secure funding for the wall before Republicans lose control of the House on Wednesday.
  • Boko Haram attacks naval base in Doro-Baga

    Boko Haram attacks naval base in Doro-Baga

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    According to the group, recent activities of the terrorists to regroup around some parts of northern Borno have been successfully repelled by the Nigerian troops despite concerns being raised in some quarters for further arming of the Army to perform their duties.
  • Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he'll seal border

    Trump says build US-Mexico wall or he'll seal border

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    Trump also said the US would cut off all aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador for "taking advantage of (the) USA for years!" Trump echoed that sentiment on Saturday, claiming that his proposed border wall would deter migrants from impoverished Central American countries from seeking asylum in the U.S.
  • Albertan teacher detained in China released, is back in Canada

    Albertan teacher detained in China released, is back in Canada

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    Walker did not provide any further information for privacy reasons. Ms. McIver's arrest was treated by Canadian and Chinese authorities as a routine matter - unlike the arrests of Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor this month on suspicion of "engaging in activities that endanger" China's national security, according to Beijing.
  • Germany: Drugged driver forces auto onto airport tarmac

    Germany: Drugged driver forces auto onto airport tarmac

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    The vehicle was reportedly registered in Poland and police said no unsafe items were found inside it. A Hannover police spokesperson told DW that the man drove out onto the runway and followed an airplane after it had landed. They said earlier that the man drove onto the apron area at about 3.40pm local time. The man was believed to have acted alone. Police said they couldn't give further information on where he came from because he wasn't carrying an identity card.
  • Channel migrants: Dover visit for minister amid 'crisis'

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    The immigration minister says the number of migrants crossing the English Channel in recent days is "deeply concerning". Javid earlier asked for an urgent call with his French counterpart to address the problem following a Christmas period which has seen a spate of attempts by migrants to cross to the United Kingdom by boat .