• Netherlands warns of toxic chemicals after containers tossed from cargo ship
Netherlands warns of toxic chemicals after containers tossed from cargo ship

Dutch and German authorities are warning prospective treasure hunters to stay away from 270 shipping containers lost at sea by a cargo ship as some are carrying hazardous materials. German authorities say at least one of the containers is carrying organic peroxide, a flammable and highly toxic compound. This Handout aerial photo made available ...

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  • The Vice President is Poised to Get a Raise This Year
The Vice President is Poised to Get a Raise This Year

The raises were the result of a pay freeze for top federal officials, including the vice president and cabinet secretaries, that was on the verge of expiring because of the shutdown. The pay freeze's expiration was discussed at length during a conference call on Monday with officials at the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personne...

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  • Afghan leaders dispute Trump’s claim that Soviets invaded to fight terrorists
Afghan leaders dispute Trump’s claim that Soviets invaded to fight terrorists

The invasion was condemned throughout the non-communist world. If I was asking on exam for some of the reasons for the collapse of the Soviet Union, and a student stated it was because of the invasion and occupation of Afghanistan I might give a few pity points, but the notion that Afghanistan "bankrupted" the Soviet Union, and that is why it is no...

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  • Man stabbed to death 'by teenager' at Church of Scientology in Sydney
Man stabbed to death 'by teenager' at Church of Scientology in Sydney

The pair were rushed to hospital and one man in his 20s later died. He later died at an area hospital. The older man is said to be in a stable condition with a minor injury and has been released from hospital. A 16-year-old boy arrested at the scene continues to assist with inquiries at Chatswood Police Station. After his mother told Scientol...

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  • Trump warns could force long-term shutdown over border wall
Trump warns could force long-term shutdown over border wall

Trump did so repeatedly during his campaign, describing a wall of pre-cast concrete sections that would be higher than the walls of many of his rally venues. "Does anyone have any doubt that we're not doing a wall?" "They called upon the beauty of our constitution, that our system of checks and balances that protects our democracy, remembering that...

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  • Sri Lankan woman refutes reports of entering Sabarimala temple
Sri Lankan woman refutes reports of entering Sabarimala temple

In September, India's Supreme Court overturned a ban on women of menstruating age - deemed as those aged 10 to 50 - setting foot in the gold-plated hilltop temple . On Tuesday, millions of women in Kerala joined hands to form a human link that stretched more than 600 kilometers. They also note that women of all ages can worship at other Hi...

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  • American held for spying in Russia is also British, Irish, Canadian
American held for spying in Russia is also British, Irish, Canadian

In addition to being a United States citizen, Whelan also holds an Irish as well as a British passport. Russian security expert Pavel Felgenhauer is perplexed by the incident, and believes the arrest is "suspicious". Some said they met him online in 2006 and became "pen pals", trading practice in English for Russian. "There was an ongoing compe...

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  • China executes serial killer
China executes serial killer

Police said Gao's DNA and fingerprints matched those left at the scene of his crimes . Upon his conviction, the court said on Weibo that "many of his female victims' corpses were damaged and violated", according to AFP. In 2015, police took a swab from Gao's uncle following a minor brush with the law. "I didn't know what to say, or how to deal...

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  • DeAndre Hopkins To Help Jazmine Barnes' Family With Funeral Costs
DeAndre Hopkins To Help Jazmine Barnes' Family With Funeral Costs

On Thursday, Houston Texans star wide receiver Deandre Hopkins tweeted that he will donate his game day check to help the family and dedicate Saturday's playoff game to Jazmine. That is premeditated! That could only he deliberately went out to kill a black person or group. Jazmine died at the scene while her mother was shot in the arm.

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  • Tropical storm's rain, surging seas strike southern Thailand
Tropical storm's rain, surging seas strike southern Thailand

Marine Meteorological Centre cautioned that the entire coastline of Nakhon Si Thammarat, and the eastern shores of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao in Surat Thani are at risk of a storm surge up to 3 metres high on Friday night. Bangkok Airways Pcl said it had canceled all flights to and from the holiday destination of Koh Samui, where ferry se...

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  • New Democratic congresswoman Rashida Tlaib makes profane vow about Trump
New Democratic congresswoman Rashida Tlaib makes profane vow about Trump

Some on social media have started to post pictures of their own thobes in a show of solidarity with Tlaib . It isn't the first shot that Tlaib has taken towards Trump this week. 'In the face of this constitutional crisis, we must rise. 'Each passing day brings more pain for the people most directly hurt by this president, and these are days we...

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  • German politicians' data hacked, posted online
German politicians' data hacked, posted online

But the leak has been discovered by officials only on Thursday evening. Spiegel reported that the Twitter account only followed a couple of others, including anonymousnews.ru, a site known for spreading far-right hate speech. "With regard to the Chancellery it seems that, judging by the initial review, no sensitive information and data have been pu...

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  • Russian Federation charges detained American Paul Whelan with espionage
Russian Federation charges detained American Paul Whelan with espionage

Paul Whelan lives in Novi, Mich., and is director of global security for BorgWarner, where he has worked since early 2017. Whelan is now being held alone in a cell in Lefortovo, Zherebenkov said , but added that he expected Whelan would be given a cellmate at the end of the Russian New Year celebrations, which run until mid-January.

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  • US warns citizens of arbitrary action in China
US warns citizens of arbitrary action in China

The United States warned its citizens on Thursday they could face arbitrary action by authorities when they visit China , following the detention of two Canadians . U.S. prosecutors have accused her of misleading banks about transactions linked to Iran , putting the lenders at risk of violating Washington's sanctions.

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  • Fourteen-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murder After Crash Kills Woman
Fourteen-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murder After Crash Kills Woman

He was charged with murder and booked into the Harris County Juvenile Detention Center, Gonzalez said. Officials said the teenage driver of the SUV, publicly identified only as a male, broke an ankle in the crash. She was a single mother, and she always taught me to stay strong and stay positive. Authorities said the case remains under investig...

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  • At least five face death penalty over Jamal Khashoggi murder
At least five face death penalty over Jamal Khashoggi murder

Five top officials in Saudi Arabia - including royal court insider Saud al-Qahtani - were sacked over the Khashoggi murder, but there is no proof that they are among those charged. Turkish media has published pictures of members of the crown prince's entourage at the consulate ahead of the slaying. Turkish authorities have previously said they...

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  • Search Of Collapsed Building In Russia Ends, With Death Toll At 39
Search Of Collapsed Building In Russia Ends, With Death Toll At 39

Russian officials said from the start that emergency crews were racing to reach survivors before they died of hypothermia in temperatures as low as minus 29 degrees Celsius (-20 F). Shuhrat Ulfatov, Isoeva's husband, was found alive in the rubble on December 31 and remains in the hospital in a serious condition, Safarov said, adding that the four b...

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  • Elizabeth Warren makes key 2020 hires ahead of first Iowa trip
Elizabeth Warren makes key 2020 hires ahead of first Iowa trip

Warren's statement of support won praise on social media, including from progressives who argued that any Democrat who refuses to back the Green New Deal has no place in the 2020 presidential race. 'Hold on a second - I'm gonna get me a beer, ' she said, stepping out of frame. Michelob Ultra is apparently Massachusetts Sen. As the partial gover...

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  • New acting secretary of defense tells Pentagon 'to remember China, China, China'
New acting secretary of defense tells Pentagon 'to remember China, China, China'

Although on Dec 20, Trump released a glowing tweet announcing that Mattis was retiring "with distinction" at the end of February, he later changed his mind. Nor did the president clarify plans in Afghanistan, where he has ordered a troop reduction on an unspecified timetable. Acting US Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan arrives for his first...

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  • New Pentagon chief says focus is on 'China, China, China'
New Pentagon chief says focus is on 'China, China, China'

How has he done in Afghanistan? He balked in particular at Mattis' record in Afghanistan, where Trump has reportedly pushed to significantly cut the troop presence. During a rambling monologue to White House journalists at the start of a cabinet meeting, Trump lashed out at his former defense secretary even as his replacement, Patrick Shanahan,...

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