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In a statement, the PLO urged Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas "to begin devising plans to disengage from the Israeli occupation authorities at the political, security, economic and administrative levels", the official Palestinian news agency WAFA reported .
  • White Home Is Pushing Pentagon for North Korea Navy Choices

    White Home Is Pushing Pentagon for North Korea Navy Choices

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    North Korea's state media denounced Trump saying that the US president insisted on "maximum pressure" against the North and "viciously" slandered the country's "people-oriented system." apparently referring to Trump spending much of his speech criticizing the North for its violations of human rights against its people.
  • "Time For Congress To Go", PM Modi Tells Rally In Bengaluru: Highlights

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    Sunday's bandh had been called by the same Kannada outfits that staged protests during Amit Shah's visit last week over the Centre's alleged inaction in the Mahadayi river dispute between Karnataka and Goa. Karnataka, which has locked horns with neighbouring Goa on sharing Mahadayi River water, is seeking release of 7.56 tmcft water for the Kalasa-Banduri Nala project.
  • Amtrak South Carolina Crash

    Amtrak South Carolina Crash

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    An Amtrak train traveling from NY to Miami collided with a freight train in SC early Sunday. Authorities are on scene. Both Amtrak and CSX released statements confirming the crash and the emergency response. Amtrak Train No. 91's lead engine derailed , along with some passenger cars, Amtrak shared in a statement. The representative included that Palmetto Health Center additionally got patients, however the quantity of patients and the wounds managed is misty.
  • Saudi Arabia Commits $2 billion Bailout For Yemeni Currency

    Saudi Arabia Commits $2 billion Bailout For Yemeni Currency

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    The Red Sea ports of Hodeidah and Saleef have reopened in a 30-day reprieve but aid workers said they hoped authorisation would be extended beyond the current deadline of Friday. Despite the humanitarian crisis, the United Kingdom government has continued to arm and support the Saudi regime. The value of the Yemeni riyal on Tuesday plummeted to an unprecedented low of 500 riyals to the USA dollar, Saudi newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat reported on Wednesday.
  • State of the Union: Trump audience figures boast questioned

    State of the Union: Trump audience figures boast questioned

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    No one questions whether their behavior might turn voters against them. While Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) brought a " dreamer " as his guest to the president's speech this week, Rep. The State of the Union address - can we not pause and rethink whether it really needs to be like this every year? Tuesday's State of the Union address has Democrats more fired up than ever and because of Trump's new centre-right avatar, the Republican Party may lose the wildcard of the anti-establishment ...
  • Ship with 22 Indians on board goes missing off Benin coast

    Ship with 22 Indians on board goes missing off Benin coast

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    Fears are that the MT Marine Express , a Panama registered vessel, has been hijacked for ransom or attacked for the gas. It informed the families that it had lost contact with Marine Express . "The vessel was last contacted at 0330 UTC on February 1". A Panama-registered ship of MT Marine Express , which went missing off the coast of Nigeria almost three days back, is yet to be traced.
  • HAMILTON 7s: Fiji wins in nail biting semi-final

    HAMILTON 7s: Fiji wins in nail biting semi-final

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    New Zealand then beat Scotland 24-5, with Mikkelson moving himself to within one try of reaching a century in the World Rugby Sevens Series, before overcoming Argentina 17-12. In the end, Vatemo Ravouvou slotted a second conversion for Fiji, and those two points were the difference. New Zealand plays England, Fiji faces Samoa, Kenya takes on Australia and South Africa meets Scotland in Sunday's quarterfinals.
  • Laser technology reveals undiscovered Mayan ruins below Guatemalan jungle

    Laser technology reveals undiscovered Mayan ruins below Guatemalan jungle

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    The technology, LiDAR, or "Light Detection and Ranging", helps digitally discover archaeological wonders invisible to the naked eye through remote sensing. "But with the new LiDAR-based evidence from Central America and [Cambodia's] Angkor Wat, we now have to consider that complex societies may have formed in the tropics and made their way outward from there".
  • TTP bombing kills 11 troops in Swat Valley

    TTP bombing kills 11 troops in Swat Valley

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    Sources said that the security forces cordoned off the area of the blast soon after it went off while the rescue teams transported the injured to Saidu Sharif Hospital. "Wait for more (attacks) to follow". Pakistani security forces had cleared Swat valley in a major operation in 2009. Expressing deep grief and condolences with the bereaved families, the prime minister said the coward terrorist enemy is no match for the valiant sons of the soil.
  • Trump, Abe discuss Korean Peninsula, US base relocation over phone

    Trump, Abe discuss Korean Peninsula, US base relocation over phone

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    News of the speech was not immediately broadcast in North Korea on Wednesday, which is not unusual. In his State of the Union address, however, the president exclusively focused on the depravity of the Kim regime, highlighting the tragic stories of those who suffered at its hands, including Otto Warmbier , the American student who was imprisoned in North Korea and died shortly after being returned to the United States previous year, and Ji Seong-ho, a North Korean defector who managed ...
  • Ancient Priestess' 4400-Year-Old Tomb Is Discovered in Egypt

    Ancient Priestess' 4400-Year-Old Tomb Is Discovered in Egypt

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    Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced the discovery on Saturday and said the tomb is likely to have belonged to a high-ranking official known as Hetpet during the 5th Dynasty of ancient Egypt. Other rare paintings include scenes of a monkey dancing in front of an orchestra or a guitarist and other scenes involving music and dancing, BBC reported.
  • Memo on Federal Bureau of Investigation probe released

    Memo on Federal Bureau of Investigation probe released

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    Democrats said the memo mischaracterises highly sensitive classified information as part of a coordinated propaganda effort to discredit the FBI and Justice Department and terminate Mueller's investigation, which potentially threatens Trump's presidency.
  • Palestinian president to attend UN Security Council's meeting on Middle East

    Palestinian president to attend UN Security Council's meeting on Middle East

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    The implementation of the Arab League's resolution at the ministerial level taken on September 9, 2017, stipulates that the council should be resumed within a month to evaluate the situation and agree on steps for the future. On Dec. 6, U.S. President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, sparking widespread condemnation and protest from across the Arab and Muslim world.