• Hong Kong book publisher 'seized from China train'

    Hong Kong book publisher 'seized from China train'

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    Gui Minhai, a Swedish citizen, was taken on Friday by about ten non-uniformed officers as he travelled by train to Beijing with two Swedish diplomats, his daughter, Angela Gui, said. "Firm actions have been taken at a high political level and we have been in contact with Chinese officials who have promised us immediate information about his condition", the official, Patric Nilsson, said.
  • Tsunami watch issued for Hawaii after major Alaska quake

    Tsunami watch issued for Hawaii after major Alaska quake

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    A tsunami watch has been issued for Hawaii following a major quake off Alaska. "If you are located in this coastal area, move inland to higher ground", the office said . " The first wave may not be the largest ". A tsunami watch alert has also been issued for the state of Hawaii. In Alaska, the estimated tsunami start time for Kodiak is 1:45 am AKST (10:45 am GMT).
  • Rex Tillerson: The US

    Rex Tillerson: The US "treasures" its relationship with UK

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    However, a government spokesman today insisted the invitation for Trump to come to the United Kingdom stood. U.S. secretary of state also holds talks with Theresa May and Boris Johnson . Asked when there would be a ribbon cutting ceremony, Ambassador Johnson said: "At some point we're going to do it, but there's no urgency to that".
  • Shiv Sena set for revamp

    Shiv Sena set for revamp

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    The resolution, which was the first that was read out by Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut , stated that the Sena would fight both the Lok Sabha as well as assembly elections on its own. "Had he hoisted tricolour in Lal chowk, we would have felt sense of pride towards our PM". The BJP emerged as the single largest party while the Sena had to contend with playing second fiddle as the two joined hands to form the government under Devendra Fadnavis as Chief Minister.
  • 0 magnitude natural disaster hits Indonesia

    0 magnitude natural disaster hits Indonesia

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    It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties. One eyewitness in Sukabumi said: "I was lying on the floor and suddenly felt a tremor, everything was shaking for about a minute I think. Indonesia's 17,000 islands are especially prone to earthquakes because the country straddles the Ring of Fire, an arc of fault lines and volcanoes that causes frequent seismic upheavals.
  • Chidambaram hits out at 'anti-consumer' govt over fuel prices

    Chidambaram hits out at 'anti-consumer' govt over fuel prices

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    Pric3es of both petrol and diesel have been on the rise for the last three weeks with prices rising nearly on a daily basis. Ujjain/ Indore: Union Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said his Ministry is trying to bring petrol and diesel under the purview of the Goods and Services Tax ( GST ).
  • Donald Trump's visit is still on the cards

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    Earlier this month, Johnson attacked Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a long-time Trump foe, after they called for a mass protest against the president's planned opening of the new USA embassy in London next month.
  • Senate approves funding measure to end government shutdown

    Senate approves funding measure to end government shutdown

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    Once this passes, the House will have to vote on the measure. Lindsey Graham of SC, who is calling for a continuing resolution that would fund the government through February 8 in exchange for a vote on immigration. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Monday that he and Senate GOP leaders have reached a deal to reopen the government, and the chamber is on track to pass a plan to keep the government funded for three weeks.
  • Flu deaths prompt warnings from victims' families as outbreak continues

    Flu deaths prompt warnings from victims' families as outbreak continues

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    Mary Beer, Ontario County's director of public health, said there have been 278 confirmed flu cases in the county. This particular flu season has been especially hard on many people. Symptoms of the flu can include, coughing, fever, chills, sore throat, a stuffy or runny nose, body aches, headaches, vomiting or diarrhea. "We want everybody to get a flu shot, even though there have been wide reports that it's not as effective as in years past, some protection is better than no ...
  • Gas prices in MA hold steady at $2.51 per gallon

    Gas prices in MA hold steady at $2.51 per gallon

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    Nashville- $2.38/g, up 1.3 cents per gallon from last week's $2.37/g. "What continues to impress is the large spread in prices between stations nearby, even as gas prices remain somewhat low, unsuspecting motorists have seen price differences of 10 to as much as 50 cents per gallon between neighboring stations in some large cities", said DeHaan in a news release.
  • Bush Center to remain open during government shutdown

    Bush Center to remain open during government shutdown

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    She was closely watching as Senate Democrats joined Republicans to pass a short term spending package that would keep the government open until February 8. Hours later, a spokesman for majority leader Mitch McConnell said the Republican conference was opposed to the nuclear option. Republicans are seeking to lift spending caps on order to pump more money into the Pentagon, Trump wants funding for his border wall, and Democrats want a path to citizenship for the DREAMers.
  • Volcano erupts in Japan, triggers avalanche

    Volcano erupts in Japan, triggers avalanche

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    The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said smoke was initially seen rising from the south side of the volcano and a volcanic tremor with a large amplitude was also observed. The agency warned that further eruptions could not be ruled out and that rocks could be thrown as far as 2km from the peak. The Japanese military said six soldiers who were among about 30 on ski training were buried by an avalanche, but they had all been pulled out of the snow.
  • The US government shutdown, by the numbers

    The US government shutdown, by the numbers

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    New York's Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will reopen on Monday however, after Governor Andrew Cuomo said $65,000 of state funding would be used each day. The Senate voted to advance a bill that would reopen the government on Monday after Senate Democrats agreed to vote for legislation that funds the government through February 8, on the condition that Republicans put an immigration bill to a vote.