• Twitter suspends more than 1000 Russia-linked accounts

    Twitter suspends more than 1000 Russia-linked accounts

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    Months after meeting with Congress about alleged Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election, Twitter has announced its latest findings. That brought the total number of such Russian Twitter accounts to 3,814. The company is sending out emails to 677.775 people across the USA who had followed, liked or retweeted content from the accounts associated during the election with Internet Research Agency or IRA.
  • Vladimir Putin celebrates Epiphany with an icy dip in a lake

    Vladimir Putin celebrates Epiphany with an icy dip in a lake

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    Putin, like many Orthodox Christians across the globe, bathed in the waters of a local lake in a ceremony that in Russian Federation dates back to the 16th century, Efe news reported . For President Putin, this is not the first Epiphany dip experience. Amid a chill in relations with Washington, it was an opportunity for the strongman to show off his fitness as USA counterpart Donald Trump faces questions over his waistline.
  • Lebanon bans The Post, Spielberg's new film, over Israel links

    Lebanon bans The Post, Spielberg's new film, over Israel links

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    Steven Spielberg's 1993 film " Schindler's List " was banned from screening in Lebanon, and many other Arab and Muslim countries , for different reasons. In the last three years , at least five films directed or produced by Spielberg were screened in Lebanon, including "The BFG ", and " Bridge of Spies ".
  • Bitcoin has lost half of its value within one month

    Bitcoin has lost half of its value within one month

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    Bitcoin led the fall on other cryptocurrencies , including Ethereum and Ripple , over suggestions that Russian Federation and China may crack down on trading . Spencer Bogart , research head and partner at Blockchain Capital, appears highly optimistic about Bitcoin despite its fall from grace to a value almost 50% below the $20,000 it hit on December 17 previous year.
  • Tillerson says United States to maintain military presence in Syria

    Tillerson says United States to maintain military presence in Syria

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    Both Syrian and Iranian forces have threatened USA forces in Syria and as tensions continue to be strained with Russian Federation as it pushes for a more prominent role in the region. The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria said on Wednesday he had invited the Syrian government and opposition to a special meeting next week in Vienna.
  • Trump offers pens to media after tax bill signing

    Trump offers pens to media after tax bill signing

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    He also put off a government shutdown by signing a temporary spending bill. The corporate tax cut - from a 35 percent to 21 percent rate, however, is permanent. "It's going to a tremendous thing for the American people", Trump said from his desk as reporters looked on. Passed earlier this week, the bill is his first major legislative victory after failing to repeal a healthcare law passed under president Barack Obama.
  • Kazakhstan accident: Bus fire kills 52

    Kazakhstan accident: Bus fire kills 52

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    The Interior Ministry said in a statement that only 5 passengers managed to escape the vehicle. "The rest died on the spot", the ministry said, without elaborating on the cause of the blaze. These buses are still widely used in ex-Soviet nations, even though they are often decades old. The route, which is about 2,200km (1,300 miles) long, is frequently used by Uzbek migrant labourers travelling to construction sites in Russian Federation, observers say.
  • Facebook selfie showing evidence of murder

    Facebook selfie showing evidence of murder

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    But police soon began to think those posts were only a ruse to throw them off Antoine's trail. Crown prosecutor Robin Ritter said it was "quite remarkable" how police discovered the information that helped solve the case, adding: "No doubt this young women has issues.and because of those issues she is unsafe".
  • Tillerson signals deeper United States military commitment in Syria

    Tillerson signals deeper United States military commitment in Syria

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    The speech represents the most comprehensive case Tillerson has ever made for a lasting United States military presence in the war-torn country and marks a departure from language drafted between the U.S. Hariri said it was very unlikely that the Syrian opposition would attend a meeting on Syria organized by Russian Federation in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
  • A look at the new Ford Mustang Bullitt

    A look at the new Ford Mustang Bullitt

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    Ford will be looking to provide some strong competition against the likes of the Dodge Challenger Hellcat and the Demon, as well as the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. You thought Ford was going to let Chevy and Dodge have all the high-horsepower fun fun? Ford this week launched a limited edition Mustang Bullitt at the Detroit Auto Show 2018, to tie-in with the 50th anniversary of a Steve McQueen film that shares the same name, in which he drove the original 1968 Mustang GT Fastback.
  • Philippines' Duterte blasts news site Rappler, but denies stifling media

    Philippines' Duterte blasts news site Rappler, but denies stifling media

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    This "negative control" provision, the SEC noted, binds Rappler Holdings "not to, without prior good faith discussion with ON PDR Holders and without the approval of PDR Holders holding at least two thirds (2/3s) of all issued and outstanding PDRs, alter, modify or other change the Company Articles of Incorporation or By-Laws or take any other action where such adjustment, modification, change or action will prejudice the rights in relation to ON PDRs".
  • Rebellious ex-policeman among dead in Venezuela shootout

    Rebellious ex-policeman among dead in Venezuela shootout

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    In December, a video posted on Mr Perez's YouTube account shows armed, masked men taking control of military barracks under cover of night. State television later revealed two police officers have been gunned down during the clash, but did not say what happened to Mr Perez.
  • State of calamity declared due to volcano's eruption

    State of calamity declared due to volcano's eruption

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    Spectacular lava "fireworks" shooting from its crater are drawing tourists to the Philippines' most active volcano , authorities said Tuesday, January 16, as scientists warned of a potential unsafe eruption within days. Pyroclastic flows are superheated gas and volcanic debris that can race down slopes and incinerate everything in their path, and are feared in a major eruption.
  • Russia Accuses US Of Destabilizing Peace Efforts In Iran, North Korea

    Russia Accuses US Of Destabilizing Peace Efforts In Iran, North Korea

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    Lavrov called the new United States demands to Iran 'deplorable, ' saying they raise doubts about Washington's ability to observe worldwide agreements. Trump has been a fierce critic of the deal brokered by the Obama administration in 2015, which he and other critics say emboldens Tehran. "In the absence of such an agreement, the United States will not again waive sanctions in order to stay in the Iran nuclear deal".
  • Libyan GNA Declares State of Emergency in Tripoli Over Clashes Near Airport

    Libyan GNA Declares State of Emergency in Tripoli Over Clashes Near Airport

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    The bodies of at least 10 combatants had been brought to a nearby hospital, a health ministry official said. Flights have been suspended while the sound of gunfire and artillery could be heard from the capital, Reuters reported. The GNA said the attack had "endangered the lives of passengers, affected aviation safety and terrorised residents". Among some 2,500 people that Rada says it is holding at Mitiga prison are Islamic State suspects.
  • Abbas says Israel 'killed' Oslo Accords

    Abbas says Israel 'killed' Oslo Accords

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    Speaking at the Palestinian Liberation Organization's (PLO) Central Council meeting on Sunday, Abbas lashed out at US President Donald Trump , denouncing his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and a reported proposal by Washington to make a tiny West Bank village a future Palestinian capital.
  • Girl should be allowed to take medical marijuana at school: suit

    Girl should be allowed to take medical marijuana at school: suit

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    While medical marijuana is legal in IL, it is against the law for students to use it in school or have school nurses administer it. An 11-year-old suburban Chicago elementary school student who suffered from leukemia can now use medicinal marijuana at school, a federal judge ruled Friday.
  • Surveillance video shows auto slamming into 2nd floor of dental office

    Surveillance video shows auto slamming into 2nd floor of dental office

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    The white Nissan Altima crossed three lanes on 17th before it hit a center divider, soared into the air and plowed into the two-story structure, the Orange County Fire Authority said. The impact sent the auto into the air and into the small office building. The auto crash caused a small fire at the place. It has also been reported that the driver - who later admitted to be under the influence of drugs - was rushed to a hospital along with a passenger.
  • Turkey Not Committed to De-Escalation Zone Deal: Syrian Adviser

    Turkey Not Committed to De-Escalation Zone Deal: Syrian Adviser

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    Some 400 so-called "border guards" trained by the USA through the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency formed a so-called "The North Army", said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to security concerns. "On the other hand, the establishment of the so-called "Syria Border Protection Force " was not consulted with Turkey, which is a member of the coalition", the statement said.
  • Peruvian quake destroys 63 homes, kills 1 man

    Peruvian quake destroys 63 homes, kills 1 man

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    It injured 65 people. The Peruvian coast was rocked by a 7.1 magnitude quake Sunday morning. The focus of the quake had an estimated depth of 36 kilometers. The natural disaster which caused minor material damage had triggered temporary tsunami warnings along the Peruvian coast. Reuters news agency reports that the quake was also felt in Chile, but officials said there were no reports of injuries, damage to infrastructure or interruption of basic services.
  • White House, WSJ go to the tape over 'fake news' feud

    White House, WSJ go to the tape over 'fake news' feud

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    These, while not completely clear, appeared to support White House press secretary Sarah Sanders' account. " I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-un", Trump was quoted as telling The Wall Street Journal in an interview on Thursday, refusing to confirm whether the two had spoken.
  • Hamas tunnel was built to blow up main humanitarian crossing to Gaza

    Hamas tunnel was built to blow up main humanitarian crossing to Gaza

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    The Egyptian navy opened fire on a Palestinian fisherman at sea and killed him, the Gaza Ministry said on Saturday. He said Israeli jets struck part of the tunnel and a new set of sophisticated "tools" destroyed the rest. Israel blamed Hamas for building the tunnel and says it holds the Islamist group responsible for all actions emanating from Gaza. Speaking from India, where he is on an official visit, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on the significance of the operation.