• Missing North Carolina boy, 3, found alive, authorities say
Missing North Carolina boy, 3, found alive, authorities say

News outlets report heavy rains and strong winds are expected Thursday as officials search for Casey Hathaway , who has been missing since Tuesday . Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes says the boy was playing with two other children in his grandmother's backyard in Ernul, but didn't come inside with them.

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  • Australian writer charged in China
Australian writer charged in China

The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported yesterday that friends feared Mr Yang Hengjun, an author and former Chinese envoy who is now an Australian citizen, had been detained because he had not been reachable for several days. "We will continue to make representations to China to make sure this is dealt with transparently and fairly", Ms Payne...

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  • Nurse charged with raping disabled Arizona patient who gave birth
Nurse charged with raping disabled Arizona patient who gave birth

Sutherland submitted his under a court order, and authorities said he was a match to the victim's baby , leading to his arrest Tuesday. He made his first court appearance on Wednesday but did not enter a plea and was ordered held on a $500,000 cash-only bail.

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  • Tentative Deal Reached in Los Angeles Teachers Strike
Tentative Deal Reached in Los Angeles Teachers Strike

The new agreement with the district includes a 6% raise, a gradual decrease in class sizes over the next few years and more counselors, librarians and nurses. It was unclear exactly how the costs will be covered. "We got nearly everything we asked for, just about", said Pak, who teaches 8th grade English.

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  • Leo Varadkar says no deal Brexit is an 'existential' threat to Ireland
Leo Varadkar says no deal Brexit is an 'existential' threat to Ireland

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said, "A deal that doesn't give us a legally binding workable guarantee that there won't be a hard border between Northern Ireland and Ireland is a deal in name only". James asked why so many companies were against Brexit and Steve said: "Because it is probably commercially better for them". "Let us be very cle...

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  • Trumps delays speech until government shutdown ends
Trumps delays speech until government shutdown ends

Trump's remarks came as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y., huddled on Capitol Hill seeking a deal to end the longest government shutdown in us history. House of Representatives", the senator from SC said in a statement. The State of the Union speech has been a prime-time televised l...

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  • US Senate votes down two bills to end government shutdown
US Senate votes down two bills to end government shutdown

The 51-47 vote for the measure fell nine shy of the 60 votes needed to succeed. The measure aimed to buy time for Congress and President Donald Trump to negotiate border security funding while returning hundreds of thousands of federal workers to their jobs.

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  • Kim Jong Un Optimistic on Denuclearization After Letter From Trump
Kim Jong Un Optimistic on Denuclearization After Letter From Trump

Kim Yong Chol, North Korea's lead negotiator on nuclear talks , visited Washington last week and spoke with Trump for 90 minutes in the Oval Office. Vietnam, a nation rumored as the potential host for the summit, has not been informed about any time or venue for a possible second summit but is confident in its ability to host such a meeting,...

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  • Florida Republicans call on Trump to support Venezuelan opposition
Florida Republicans call on Trump to support Venezuelan opposition

The coup comes at a time of rising tensions in Venezuela , fuelled by Mr Maduro's inauguration to a second six-year term under circumstances governments around the world have branded illegitimate . "I am absolutely certain that right now, especially younger troops are asking themselves whether Maduro is their commander in chief or a usurper", Alc...

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  • 2 killed in hard landing of Tu-22M3 bomber in NW Russia
2 killed in hard landing of Tu-22M3 bomber in NW Russia

One of the injured crew members was later proclaimed dead, Interfax cited a local emergency services official as saying , increasing the death toll to three people. On January 18, a pair of Su-34 fighter-bombers crashed into the Sea of Japan after reportedly colliding with each other off the coast in Russia's Far East.

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  • Paul Wehlan Will Remain in Russian Custody on Spy Charges
Paul Wehlan Will Remain in Russian Custody on Spy Charges

At the closed-door, pretrial hearing, the Russian court refused to release Whelan on bail, meaning he will remain behind bars through the end of February. Analysts have speculated that Whelan was arrested to pave the way for a possible spy swap with a Russian agent arrested overseas, possibly Maria Butina .

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  • Three charged with planned explosive attack on Muslim community
Three charged with planned explosive attack on Muslim community

Andrew Crysel, 18, Vincent Vetromile, 19, and Brian Colaneri, 20, all residents of the Rochester-area have been charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the first degree and Conspiracy in the fourth degree. In this September 7, 2017 photo, men pray at the mosque at Islamberg in Tompkins, N.Y. The enclave just west of the Catskill Mountains i...

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  • Poland Foreign Minister Floats Five-Year Time Limit To Brexit Backstop
Poland Foreign Minister Floats Five-Year Time Limit To Brexit Backstop

After May sets out her plans for the way ahead, lawmakers are set to table a series of amendments , to be voted upon on January 29. But Labour leader Mr Corbyn called her offer of discussions "phoney" because she was unprepared to give ground.

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  • Russian Federation says Israel must halt its 'arbitrary' airstrikes in Syria
Russian Federation says Israel must halt its 'arbitrary' airstrikes in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least seven other fighters, likely from Iranian militias, were also killed. The commander of the Quds Force - a division of the Revolutionary Guard responsible for special operations outside of Iran - reportedly said over the weekend that the only way to prevent further Israeli attacks in Syria wo...

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  • China accuses U.S., Canada of abusing extradition system in Huawei case
China accuses U.S., Canada of abusing extradition system in Huawei case

Meng's company has been accused by the USA of misleading banks about its work in Iran, allegedly undermining sanctions targeting the Persian Gulf nation. Meng's case has drawn global attention and sparked diplomatic tensions between Canada and China. "Canada Extradition Treaty", department spokesperson Marc Raimondi told The Canadian Press.

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  • Top US court lets military implement transgender restrictions
Top US court lets military implement transgender restrictions

Just over a year later, in July 2017, Trump vowed to reverse the open service policy , tweeting out that he would "not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the US military". The Supreme Court in 2017 sidestepped a major ruling in another transgender rights case when it canceled arguments in a bathroom access d...

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  • Trump Visits Martin Luther King Memorial
Trump Visits Martin Luther King Memorial

On Monday, son Martin Luther King III pushed back. President Trump arrived shortly after 11 a.m.to pay his respects on a frigid and windy day. The Ebenezer Baptist Church is part of the Martin Luther King Jr . Sarah Huckabee Sanders' tweet honoring Martin Luther King Jr .is not going over well. "The policies of this administration, from...

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  • North Korea Smuggling Across Chinese Border Increases After Kim Visit to China
North Korea Smuggling Across Chinese Border Increases After Kim Visit to China

Following that meeting Friday, the White House said the USA president will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for the second time in late February. The location for President Trump's second summit with Kim has yet to be determined. In return, North Korea has imported diesel, petroleum, flour, soybean oil, sugar, and vehicle and motorcy...

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  • 'Yellow Vests' march through Paris in 10th weekend of protests
'Yellow Vests' march through Paris in 10th weekend of protests

Protesters threw firecrackers, bottles and stones at police, who responded with water canon and tear gas to push them back. A Reuters reporter also said there had been clashes in the southern port city of Marseille, while similar demonstrations took place in other cities across France.

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  • UK PM May Gives Statement on Alternative Brexit Plan
UK PM May Gives Statement on Alternative Brexit Plan

May is due to announce on Monday how she plans to proceed. She only offered to tinker with her already-defeated divorce deal and focus on fixing the controversial "backstop" (see below). The 650-seat parliament is deeply divided over Brexit, with different factions supporting a wide range of options including leaving without a deal, holding a seco...

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