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Petersburg landmark located on Nevsky Prospect, its main thoroughfare. Russian President Vladimir Putin has thanked his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, for Central Intelligence Agency information that helped arrest terrorist who had plotted bomb attacks in St.
  • Indian police arrest shop owner in Mumbai fire

    Indian police arrest shop owner in Mumbai fire

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    A major fire broke out in a chemical unit in Turbhe node of Navi Mumbai on Sunday evening, killing at least 12 and injuring several others, according to media reports. "They got trapped in the. structure due to the intense heat and smoke, and the loft subsequently collapsed". Rescue operations are still under way, officials told BBC Marathi.
  • US says North Korea 'directly responsible' for 'WannaCry' cyber attack

    US says North Korea 'directly responsible' for 'WannaCry' cyber attack

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    He said the Trump administration would continue to use its "maximum pressure strategy to curb Pyongyang's ability to mount attacks, cyber or otherwise". Sony also suspended release of a comedy film that portrayed North Korea's ruler, Kim Jong Un, because of threats issued by the hackers. The global shipper said in September it expected to sustain a $300 million profit hit as a result of the attack.
  • NYT reports Pentagon spent millions on UFO program

    NYT reports Pentagon spent millions on UFO program

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    Reid referred to the proposed budget for AATIP as "black money", a special type of budget maintained by the Pentagon for classified programs, and one that was not debated publicly by Senate members, according to the Times . 7, 2017. "I've done something that no one has done before", Reid said. He told the Times he was replaced but declined to name his successor. In 1947, the US Air Force launched Project Sign to "collect, collate, evaluate, and distribute within the government all ...
  • UNSC resolution on Jerusalem vetoed by US

    UNSC resolution on Jerusalem vetoed by US

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    Abbas also signed 22 agreements and worldwide treaties to strengthen the legal status of the state of Palestine on a global scale. The US vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that rejected the establishment of diplomatic facilities in the contested city of Jerusalem, breaking with the rest of the council.
  • Stephanie McMahon announces women's only Royal Rumble match

    Stephanie McMahon announces women's only Royal Rumble match

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    This week's edition of WWE Raw concluded with Absolution finally having their first match as a trio on WWE's flagship television show. Ever since Paige made her return to the company, along with Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, they have been running roughshod over the women's division.
  • South Korea, Japan talks to pivot toward funding missile defence systems

    South Korea, Japan talks to pivot toward funding missile defence systems

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    Japan now has a two-layer missile shield: a ship-based Aegis system aimed at stopping short and intermediate-range ballistic missiles mid-flight, and ground-based PAC-3 interceptors to destroy warheads in their final stages of flight. Japan's Defense Ministry is seeking a record-high 5.26 trillion yen ($48 billion) budget for the fiscal year beginning next April to add missile interceptors alongside other military equipment.
  • Twitter Starts Banning Extremists Under New Rules, Which Exempt Trump

    Twitter Starts Banning Extremists Under New Rules, Which Exempt Trump

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    Trump's retweets of unverified anti-Muslim videos posted by Britain First , the anti-immigration organization led by Fransen and Golding that's been termed a hate group by some British lawmakers. This policy does not apply to military or government entities and we will consider exceptions for groups that are now engaging in (or have engaged in) peaceful resolution.
  • Brandis tipped to replace Downer in UK

    Brandis tipped to replace Downer in UK

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    The prime minister thanked Mr Chester and said the cabinet would continue to call on his wisdom. Mr Porter's expected promotion from Social Services to Attorney-General - he is a former treasurer and attorney-general in the Western Australian Parliament - will trigger further changes to the cabinet, and the outer ministry.
  • Rob Lowe showers firefighters with burgers, thanks after home saved

    Rob Lowe showers firefighters with burgers, thanks after home saved

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    Over the weekend, tens of thousands of residents in the wealthy enclaves of Montecito and Santa Barbara were notified they should be ready to evacuate. "It's where we live". The body of a firefighter killed while battling the blaze was transported Sunday in a procession that rolled through five counties before ending up at a funeral home in San Diego.
  • Cardinal Nichols welcomes first woman Bishop of London

    Cardinal Nichols welcomes first woman Bishop of London

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    Mullally, who was a made a Dame in 2005 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to nursing and midwifery, told the Press Association that the new role is a "great honour". The Bishop of Crediton was born Sarah Elizabeth Bowser to father Michael and hairdresser mother Ann, who nearly influenced a teenage Mullally to follow in her footsteps, until the prospect of becoming a nurse enticed her.
  • Congress, AAP-backed Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani sweeps Vadgam

    Congress, AAP-backed Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani sweeps Vadgam

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    It is well known that Mevani has been critical of the ruling BJP in the state. This video looks at Jignesh Mevani's journey. The Congress Party then struck a deal with all the three leaders. Manibhai Vaghela of Congress moved to Ider constituency to make way for Jignesh in Vadgam. Both Congress and Aam Aadmi Party withdrew their candidates from Vadgam after express request from Jignesh Mevani.
  • Gujarat Polls: EVMs are tampered: Hardik

    Gujarat Polls: EVMs are tampered: Hardik

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    Joti said. "There has been tampering in EVMs in Surat, Rajkot and Ahmedabad , hence the gap is very less wherever tampering happened", said Patel, adding that "I urge all the opposition parties to take this concern against EVMs forward. EVM is a standalone machine, question of hacking doesn't arise", he said. On Saturday, the Supreme Court dismissed the Congress' plea seeking directions to the Election Commission (EC) to count and cross verify at least 25 percent of VVPATs with votes ...
  • House Fire Caused by Christmas Tree Injures 6 in Lisle

    House Fire Caused by Christmas Tree Injures 6 in Lisle

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    Bonnyman said. Plus, for those focused on environmental impact, it might seem obvious that chopping down a tree harms the environment. Most cities have recycling programs, which allow you to get rid of your tree , and help the environment at the same time.
  • Pentagon reveals ran secret UFO programme

    Pentagon reveals ran secret UFO programme

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    It was initially funded at the request of former U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), and much of the money spent on the program went to Robert Bigelow, the same Bigelow who is now working with NASA to create the expandable modules being tested on the ISS.
  • Woman found dead in woods, mauled by her two pit bulls

    Woman found dead in woods, mauled by her two pit bulls

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    In my 40 years of law enforcement, I've never seen anything quite like it. Agnew said it appeared that the first traumatic injury she suffered was to her was to her throat and face. Stephens was in her menstrual period", Agnew said when asked, but he emphasized he doesn't think "there is anyway definitively that we can say what caused the attack".
  • Zimbabwe's military leader Chiwenga set to retire

    Zimbabwe's military leader Chiwenga set to retire

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    Mnangagwa has appointed several senior military officers to his cabinet and the ruling party's executive Politburo since he was sworn in as president on November 24. Sibanda also called on people to be on alert for "malcontents and saboteurs". He was referring to the Generation-40 group that supported Mr Mugabe's wife Grace in the succession battle.