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Pistorius sustained a "minor injury" in the fight and was bruised. The disgraced Paralympian was allegedly involved in a fight over the use of a public phone, a prison department spokesman told the BBC . The athlete had his original conviction of culpable homicide upgraded to murder and his six-year sentence more than doubled after the state successfully argued that it was "unduly lenient".
  • Duterte asks Philippine Congress to extend martial law

    Duterte asks Philippine Congress to extend martial law

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    At the time, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel IV had already announced the Senate vote. Duterte first declared martial law for 60 days on May 23, when fighting broke out between government forces and extremist gunmen in Marawi City, and then got Congress to extend this until the end of the year when the original period ran out with hostilities still raging.
  • Student and Driver Killed in Fiery Iowa Bus Accident

    Student and Driver Killed in Fiery Iowa Bus Accident

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    The remains of the driver and the student were found after the fire was put out, according to Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Lt. Rob Ambrose . Fire dispatchers contacted Riverside schools who confirmed that it was one of their buses and that they were unable to contact the driver on their cell phone after the call.
  • BREAKTHROUGH: Man to appear in court on Karen Ristevski murder charge

    BREAKTHROUGH: Man to appear in court on Karen Ristevski murder charge

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    And as her husband Borce prepares to go to trial for the woman's murder, it is expected the answers to some of the more nagging questions will be revealed. For months it baffled police and held the attention of Melbourne's public. In June this year, nearly a year after she went missing, police released CCTV footage of a black Mercedes-Benz SLK coupe travelling towards Mount Macedon on the morning of Karen's disappearance.
  • THAAD Row Looms Over Korea-China Summit

    THAAD Row Looms Over Korea-China Summit

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    Moon told the state-run CCTV on Monday that Thaad was deployed to deter North Korea and does not target China. "All relevant parties should do is still to completely, precisely and fully implement the relevant UN Security Council resolutions toward North Korea, and do more for regional peace and stability and to get all parties back to the negotiating table", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said, Express reported.
  • Case of dead Dutch model being re-examined by police

    Case of dead Dutch model being re-examined by police

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    The couple had allowed her to stay with them for the night and gave her a robe to use. Smit's uncle questioned why authorities failed to locate her underwear. He also claims cops didn't bother checking her phone. Besides claims of strangulation marks, Marcel was quoted in Dutch media as saying he believed his daughter had been pushed from the upper floor apartment unit.
  • Police hold 11-year-old MI girl at gunpoint

    Police hold 11-year-old MI girl at gunpoint

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    On Monday, the 11-year-old walked out the back door of her mother's house in MI and officers from the Grand Rapids Police Department confronted her and two other adults, who were also leaving the house, police wrote on Facebook . The guns were lowered and the girl was patted down and handcuffed while police determined if the knife from the stabbing had been passed off to her. Sergeant Cathy Williams of the GRPD said, "At no time was anyone thrown nor was any force used other than the ...
  • Climate change fight returns to Paris with One Planet Summit

    Climate change fight returns to Paris with One Planet Summit

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    Those before us were lucky. Developing nations say the rich are lagging with a commitment dating back to 2009 to provide $100 billion a year by 2020 - from public and private sources alike - to help them switch from fossil fuels to greener energy sources and adapt to the effects of climate change.
  • Russian Federation suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen and moves to Riyadh

    Russian Federation suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen and moves to Riyadh

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    Russian Federation closed its embassy in Sanaa in February 2015 because of what it then deemed an "unpredictable security situation" in the country. Russia's ambassador to Yemen and other diplomats would continue to fulfill their duties from Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement carried by Russian state media.
  • Merriam-Webster Names 'Feminism' Top Word Of 2017

    Merriam-Webster Names 'Feminism' Top Word Of 2017

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    Merriam-Webster said " feminism " was the most looked-up word in its online dictionary, with the term generating 70% more searches than previous year. For a lot of the same reasons, Dictionary.com also recently named " complicit " its 2017 word of the year . The word "recuse " also saw several spikes in connection to Jeff Sessions, including his involvement with the Russian Federation inquiry.
  • Tillerson overture to N.Korea: US ready to talk without pre-condition

    Tillerson overture to N.Korea: US ready to talk without pre-condition

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    Tillerson spoke Tuesday to the USA diplomatic corps at a town hall meeting amid low morale and widespread concerns about his planned overhaul of the State Department. Tillerson said that he has told Mattis that if diplomacy doesn't work, he will have "failed". Daryl Kimball, executive director of the non-partisan Arms Control Association, said Tillerson's proposal was overdue but that "in order to get to such talks going, the USA side as well as North Korea must demonstrate more restraint".
  • Campfire caused 'Skirball' fire that torched homes in Bel-Air

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    The fire has burned more than 234,000 acres - more than 365 square miles - and thousands of people were ordered to leave their homes. The flames destroyed six homes and damaged 12 others, and at one time prompted the evacuation of about 700 homes and an apartment buildings in the Bel- Air area.
  • Ramadan Sobhi features as Stoke City suffer late loss against Burnley

    Ramadan Sobhi features as Stoke City suffer late loss against Burnley

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    Ryan Shawcross denied Chris Wood a clear chance on goal when he made a vital clearance as Burnley surged forward on 71 minutes and Dyche sent on Barnes to try and force a breakthrough. Peter Crouch - one of three changes to the side - might have scored inside three minutes when he took advantage of a rare mistake from James Tarkowski to get on the end of Ramadan Sobhi's cross.
  • Moon Vows THAAD Doesn't Hurt China's Military Interests

    Moon Vows THAAD Doesn't Hurt China's Military Interests

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    Curbing North Korea's nuclear ambitions will top South Korean President Moon Jae-in's agenda in Beijing during a visit this week aimed at breaking the ice after a furious row over Seoul's deployment of a U.S. China has been consistent in its opposition to the deployment of the THAAD system, but values South Korea's assurance not to add to the existing system, or participate in the US -led missile defense system, or develop a military alliance with Japan and the United States .