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The announcement came just after the government released hundreds of political prisoners, including some of the most prominent opposition members in the country, sparking massive celebrations in the cities and towns around the country. Rebel leader Meles Zenawi of the Tigrayan ethnic group ruled from 1995 till his death in 2012. There are many pitfalls ahead, but the next few days will determine whether the Ethiopian nation will proceed down the path of peace and dialogue, or blunder ...
  • Britain sends warship to challenge Beijing's South China Sea claims

    Britain sends warship to challenge Beijing's South China Sea claims

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    Chinese state media has claimed the United Kingdom is attention-seeking by planning for a British warship to sail next month in the South China Sea. The Philippines has already raised its concern to China over its naming of the undersea features in Benham Rise and may officially notify the global hydrographic body that lists such records, spokesman Harry Roque Jr.
  • Olympic hopes over for unified Korean team after 8-0 drubbing

    Olympic hopes over for unified Korean team after 8-0 drubbing

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    Athletes from South Korea and the DPRK also marched together under a unified Korean flag at the opening ceremony of the 23rd Winter Olympics on Friday night, marking the first walking together in 11 years of the two countries' athletes under the same flag at the opening ceremony of an worldwide sports event.
  • President Trump's Proposed Budget Calls for Cuts to Great Lakes Funding

    President Trump's Proposed Budget Calls for Cuts to Great Lakes Funding

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    Environmental Protection Agency money for Lake Champlain and other waterways across the country would be eliminated, with a plan to have the EPA "encourage state, tribal and local entities to continue making progress". That's down from $167 million previous year. Senator Stabenow says she was stunned by the proposal. "People across MI spoke out and took action past year to stop these cuts and I know they'll do so again".
  • Russians Believed Killed in US Syria Attack

    Russians Believed Killed in US Syria Attack

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    Air Forces Central Command said he was not going to speculate on the composition of the group that carried out the attack against U.S. -backed forces. "He wasn't an official military service member" and used to be a volunteer in Donbass, Averin said, adding that Ananyev is survived by his wife and children.
  • Myanmar says soldiers, police facing action over village killing

    Myanmar says soldiers, police facing action over village killing

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    The killings of 10 Rohingya men occurred in the village of Inn Din in September a year ago and the bodies were buried in a mass grave after they were hacked to death or shot and killed by Buddhist neighbours and Myanmar soldiers. Visiting a border refugee camp, the Foreign Secretary said such a return would only be possible if a "political solution" could be found to remove the great danger from going back.
  • Russian Plane Carrying 71 People Reportedly Crashes Near Moscow

    Russian Plane Carrying 71 People Reportedly Crashes Near Moscow

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    Flightradar24 has also reported that it tracked the aircraft descending at 3.300 feet (1,000 metres) per minute some five minutes after take-off, before the signal was then lost. Voronova identified the pilot as 51-year-old Valery I. Gubanov, who had 5,000 hours of flight experience, including 2,146 hours on the type of plane the crashed.
  • 3 people killed in helicopter crash near Grand Canyon

    3 people killed in helicopter crash near Grand Canyon

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    The helicopter was apparently on a tour at the time of the accident and went down at around 5:31 p.m. FAA officials say the helicopter was a Eurocopter EC130. The pilot and five passengers died. He did not name which company the helicopter was part of. The Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona, April, 12, 2015.
  • Israel downs Iranian drone, destroys operating base in Syria

    Israel downs Iranian drone, destroys operating base in Syria

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    According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, "We consider it necessary to unconditionally respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and other countries of the region". Flights at Tel Aviv's global airport were briefly halted. The Israeli military in the response of the event struck targets in Syria. Syria has also repeatedly said it will respond to Israeli airstrikes but has rarely returned fire.
  • Warren Gatland says 'terrible mistake' by TMO cost Wales against England

    Warren Gatland says 'terrible mistake' by TMO cost Wales against England

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    However, television match official Glenn Newman decided there had been no clear grounding by either defending Anthony Watson or Anscombe, a decision Gatland clearly disagreed with. Wales came into this Six Nations clash with confidence, having smashed Scotland 34-7 in Cardiff last weekend, but England showed why they are favourites to claim a third consecutive Six Nations crown with a hard-fought victory.
  • Chicago gearing up for more rounds of snow

    Chicago gearing up for more rounds of snow

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    It's also snarling traffic and closing some freeways. Chicago's metropolitan area was blanketed with its heaviest snowfall since at least late 2016 as the storm put an icy grip on much of Wisconsin, northern IL and MI. Court closings were reported in Chicago and Detroit , and driver's license offices were shut in the Chicago area. About 800 flights have been canceled in the Chicago area as heavy snowfalls hit the US Midwest overnight, media reported on Friday.
  • Trump navy parade may not be in Washington,…

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    A senior administration official had said Trump would sign the bill before noon but was unlikely to do so before 9 a.m., when federal employees would be back at work. He says non-military spending "will never come down" without electing more Republicans in the 2018 elections. The government shut down at midnight Thursday after Kentucky GOP Sen.
  • MYANMAR: Jailed Journalists Were Investigating Massacre

    MYANMAR: Jailed Journalists Were Investigating Massacre

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    Reuters' account draws on interviews from the victims' families as well as testimony from villagers and security personnel, confirming the military's role in the incident. He was the first high-level military officer to be named in the sanctions for overseeing the campaign of atrocities and one of 52 individuals and entities that the USA has sanctioned under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act for alleged human rights violations and corruption.
  • US Justice Deparment's No. 3 official resigns

    US Justice Deparment's No. 3 official resigns

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    And she had been vocal about the department's efforts to support students who say their free speech rights are being violated on college campuses. From 2012 to 2017, Brand filled a Republican seat on the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, a panel that advises the president and other top officials about counterterrorism policy.
  • Led strikes on Syria pro-regime forces kill 100

    Led strikes on Syria pro-regime forces kill 100

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    Syrian militias came under fire of the US -led coalition and its local allies as they had failed to inform the Russian military about their plans to conduct a reconnaissance and search operation, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement Thursday.
  • AAA: drowsy driving bigger problem than you think

    AAA: drowsy driving bigger problem than you think

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    In the study , researchers examined video of drivers' faces in the three minutes leading up to a crash. According to AAA, crashes involving drowsy driving are a bigger threat than many realize. AAA says getting only 4 hours of sleep at night can have an effect similar to driving drunk. AAA shared video of a drowsy driver behind the wheel, showing his auto cross the center lines on a highway and bump into a vehicle.
  • Text From 2016 Shows Obama's Interest in FBI Employees' Work

    Text From 2016 Shows Obama's Interest in FBI Employees' Work

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    But it was impossible to discern from the texts alone what specifically the president was inquiring about. Gohmert added that it is "extraordinary" that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice "covered for Hillary Clinton " during her 2016 presidential election campaign against President Donald Trump.
  • Senate leaders reach deal to raise spending over two years

    Senate leaders reach deal to raise spending over two years

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    With the latest short-term spending Bill due to expire at midnight on Thursday, the senate heralded a "breakthrough" two-year agreement as both parties agreed a funding package that will increase defence spending and other domestic priorities including funding for disaster relief and education centres.
  • Israel settler injured in W. Bank knife attack

    Israel settler injured in W. Bank knife attack

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    Israeli forces on Tuesday shot dead a Hamas militant suspected of murdering a rabbi as two killings of Israeli settlers in a month sparked deadly clashes in the occupied West Bank . Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds at the Palestinians, while many locals hurled stones at the invading forces. Meanwhile, Israeli forces rounded up 17 Palestinians in overnight raids in the Israeli-occupied West Bank , according to a Palestinian NGO.
  • North Korea's nuclear attack to United States is a recent possibility : USA envoy

    North Korea's nuclear attack to United States is a recent possibility : USA envoy

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    Both the United States and the Un General Assembly have imposed tight economic sanctions on North Korea in a bid to starve them of the resources and manpower that is behind the weapons program. As well, "Japan will follow suit", he said. He believes that the US" new "low-yield' tactical atomic weapons could become a response to Pyongyang's nuclear program.
  • SPD members can vote on final coalition deal, German top court rules

    SPD members can vote on final coalition deal, German top court rules

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    Media reports said Schulz, a former European Parliament chief, was now set to take over the foreign ministry and would give up the party chairmanship in return. Mrs Merkel has been fighting to stay in power since suffering damaging losses in September's elections . The left-of-centre Social Democrats (SPD) claimed the prized finance portfolio in a new grand coalition deal settled on Tuesday, a ministry that will be key to driving reforms in the European Union's single currency eurozone.
  • Court decision due on Assange arrest warrant

    Court decision due on Assange arrest warrant

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    Arguments were made by Assange's legal representatives that the warrant should be dismissed as it had "lost its objective and function" following an investigation into a sex-related allegation being dropped. It is not publicly known whether there is a sealed US indictment against Assange. "The British authorities' failure to provide assurance against that risk is the reason he sought asylum in the embassy in the first place", she said.