• Man arrested after suspicious packages were found at foreign consulates and embassies
Man arrested after suspicious packages were found at foreign consulates and embassies

The Australian Federal Police has not yet confirmed if the two incidences are believed to be related. The arrested man is expected to appear in a Melbourne court on Thursday, charged with sending risky articles through the post. The matter is due to return to court on 4 March. "Police have identified all intended recipients and have put pro...

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  • Iran says it is holding US Navy veteran
Iran says it is holding US Navy veteran

Joanne White, Michael's mother, could not immediately be reached by NPR. "An American citizen was arrested in the city of Mashhad some time ago and his case was conveyed to the U.S administration on the first days [of his incarceration]", Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said , according to the AP.

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  • Utah national parks affected by shutdown will get federal help 'within days'
Utah national parks affected by shutdown will get federal help 'within days'

Having planned her Utah trip six months ago and finding so much redrock country closed when she and her husband arrived, she said she was angry about the shutdown. Citing an unnamed Park Service official, the Post reported that the Interior Department's solicitor had authorized the memo. The duty is usually assigned to employees of the park.

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  • Congo Opposition Leader Is Surprise Winner of Presidential Vote
Congo Opposition Leader Is Surprise Winner of Presidential Vote

If the Constitutional Court validates the result , it'll mark the first transfer of power by the ballot box since Congo gained independence from Belgium almost six decades ago. "There's no spirit of revenge", said Tshisekedi. Two of the diplomats said other observation missions, including one conducted by the African Union and one by the ...

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  • Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un hold talks, reaching important consensus
Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un hold talks, reaching important consensus

But Hua said Kim's visit would have a "limited" effect on the trade negotiations. "[North Korea would] make efforts for the second summit between DPRK and United States leaders to achieve results that will be welcomed by the worldwide community".

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  • Vacaville Man Accused of Stealing Lotto Ticket Worth $10M from Roommate
Vacaville Man Accused of Stealing Lotto Ticket Worth $10M from Roommate

But the ticket turned out to be a victor, and promised to flood his bank account with US$10,000 (NZ$15,000), or so he thought. Confused, the man suspected his winning ticket had been swapped for a dud by one of his roommates and reported the incident to the police.

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  • Trump threatens to stop federal aid for California wildfires
Trump threatens to stop federal aid for California wildfires

But this didn't stop people on Twitter from imagining Tom Hanks, who played the eponymous Forrest Gump , in lieu of forest management. As is always the possible case, White House social media director Dan Scavino, who sometimes tweets from Trump, could have shared the now deleted language containing the spelling error.

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  • Kidnappers demand €9 million cryptocurrency ransom for wealthy Norwegian woman
Kidnappers demand €9 million cryptocurrency ransom for wealthy Norwegian woman

Anne-Elisabeth Falkevik Hagen, 68, has been missing since October 31, chief investigator Tommy Broeske said on Wednesday, with police saying she was abducted "against her will". 9, 2019. He said police had no suspects so far. Police have not said how much the ransom is, but Norwegian newspaper VG said it was €9m (£8m). Investigators refus...

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  • Rod Rosenstein to step down once attorney general is confirmed
Rod Rosenstein to step down once attorney general is confirmed

Sources told ABC that Rosenstein had wanted to remain with the DOJ until Barr's Senate confirmation to ensure a smooth transition within the department. "My guess is that he is making room for the new attorney general to build a team that he wants around him", Sanders said. U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks as FBI Director Ch...

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  • Japan Has The Most Powerful Passport In The World
Japan Has The Most Powerful Passport In The World

According to the Henley Passport Index, which periodically measures the access each country's travel document affords, Japan retained its top spot as the world's most travel-friendly passport due to the document's access to 190 countries, CNN reported on Wednesday.

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  • US Democrats block controversial pro-Israeli Senate bill
US Democrats block controversial pro-Israeli Senate bill

And a Van Hollen spokesman pointed to his tweet and that of Cardin in responding to Rubio. This time, instead of throwing profanity at President Donald Trump , she's blasting her colleagues for opposing boycotts, sanctions, and divestments against Israel .

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  • 'Suspicious packages' found at consulates in Australia
'Suspicious packages' found at consulates in Australia

The government Vic Emergency website noted at least 10 "hazardous material" incidents in the city. "Police and emergency services have responded to suspicious packages delivered to embassies and consulates in Canberra and Melbourne ", an Australian Federal Police statement said.

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  • Prowler Caught On Camera Licking A Doorbell For 3 HOURS!
Prowler Caught On Camera Licking A Doorbell For 3 HOURS!

The weird display of doorbell-lovin' was caught on surveillance camera while Sylvia and Dave Dungan were out of town, but their children were inside the home at the time. Authorities are now searching for a prowler caught on surveillance footage engaging in some downright peculiar behavior outside of a California home.

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  • Manafort allegedly shared 2016 polling with associate linked to Russian intelligence
Manafort allegedly shared 2016 polling with associate linked to Russian intelligence

The disclosure emerged in a legal brief filed by Manafort's defense lawyers, who are resisting the idea he intentionally lied to special counsel Robert Mueller , lies that the investigators said should torpedo his plea deal. The latest allegations further detail how Manafort's work on the campaign intersected with his past global work with Kilimni...

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  • Saudi woman Rahaf al-Qunun: Australia would 'consider' asylum bid
Saudi woman Rahaf al-Qunun: Australia would 'consider' asylum bid

Australia said on Tuesday (Jan 8) it would "carefully consider" the asylum claim of an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled alleged abuse from her family and is now in the care of the United Nations in Bangkok , after she fended off deportation in a gripping, live-tweeted ordeal.

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  • Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya charged with obstruction of justice in United States court
Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya charged with obstruction of justice in United States court

Attorney's office in Manhattan said on Tuesday. She was advising Prevezon Holdings Ltd, an investment firm accused of using NY real estate to launder a portion of the profits from an elaborate $200 million Russian tax fraud scheme. The Magnitsky act continues to be a major irritant to the Russian government, and the lifting of sanctions appears t...

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  • Uber driver pleads guilty to shooting dead six people in MI
Uber driver pleads guilty to shooting dead six people in MI

Jason Dalton enters the court room before pleading guilty to six counts of murder and several other charges at the Kalamazoo County Courthouse on Monday, Jan. Four women were killed outside a Cracker Barrel restaurant. NBC television affiliate WOOD reported that Dalton chose to plead guilty to spare his family and victims' families the ordea...

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  • BJP allies, Northeast political parties and students` bodies oppose Citizenship Bill
BJP allies, Northeast political parties and students` bodies oppose Citizenship Bill

Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister tabled this Bill on Tuesday in the Lok Sabha amidst major protests across the state and in the state capital, New Delhi . "We, therefore, can not remain an ally of the BJP after this move by the Modi government". "If Sonowal, his cabinet colleagues and the state BJP leadership had taken a strong stand and respect...

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  • Woman dies after being found unconscious in clothing donation bin
Woman dies after being found unconscious in clothing donation bin

The donation box is located behind an apartment building. It remains unclear how the woman, who is in her 30s, became trapped in the bin. The design allows for items that are placed inside the tilting drawer to be dropped inside the bin. A homeless advocate said that homeless people often try to get items out of the bins or use them for shelter i...

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  • Suspect in Beijing School Attack Identified
Suspect in Beijing School Attack Identified

The Xicheng district government said that three of the children injured in the attack were heavily hurt but their condition was stable. The attacker, originally from northeastern Heilongjiang province, had been detained by police and an investigation was under way, state television said.

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