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Bare-chested Putin takes dip in icy lake for Epiphany

Bare-chested Putin takes dip in icy lake for Epiphany

After taking off a sheepskin coat and felt boots, Putin walked down wooden steps leading into the water, crossed himself and dipped his head under. He wasn't alone. The Russian leader has been spotted...

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Lebanon bans Spielberg's new movie over director's link to Israel

Lebanon bans Spielberg's new movie over director's link to Israel

The country is officially at war with Israel and has a law that boycotts Israeli products and bars Lebanese citizens from travelling to Israel or having contact with Israeli citizens. Many free-speech...

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Bitcoin falls below $10000 as sell-off continues

Bitcoin falls below $10000 as sell-off continues

Worries about a crackdown by global regulators on cryptocurrency trading could slow the pace of bitcoin's rise but should not threaten its existence, investors and market participants at a crypt...

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Tillerson: US troops staying put in Syria to counter Assad, Iran

Tillerson: US troops staying put in Syria to counter Assad, Iran

The U.S. -led global coalition against Daesh said on Sunday that it would establish a 30,000-strong new border security force with the SDF/PKK - a group largely controlled and manned by the PYD/PKK ...

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It's official, Amazon's Echo speakers hit Australia in Feb

It's official, Amazon's Echo speakers hit Australia in Feb

Amazon Echo , the voice-controlled smart home gizmo that "inspired" Google Home , is finally coming to Australia! Amazon Music has created about 150 playlists and stations featuring popular an...

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Boris Johnson and Russian foreign minister in public row over referendum 'meddling'

Boris Johnson and Russian foreign minister in public row over referendum 'meddling'

During the first official visit by a foreign minister from London in five years, the outspoken Johnson tried to open lines of communication and the two diplomats made attempts to show their two cou...

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DACA Troubles Could Put Spending Bill In Peril

DACA Troubles Could Put Spending Bill In Peril

That will put pressure on House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., to again muster enough votes from his majority to pass a bill without support from Democrats. The stopgap spending bill would be the f...

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Bus Catches Fire In Kazakhstan, Killing 52 Uzbeks: Kazakh Interior Ministry

Bus Catches Fire In Kazakhstan, Killing 52 Uzbeks: Kazakh Interior Ministry

They are being treated for injuries. The Committee said that the most probable cause of the fire was a short circuit in the wiring of the bus which was reportedly overloaded, Efe news reported. Vide...

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Scathing Trump book 'Fire and Fury' to be adapted for television series

Scathing Trump book 'Fire and Fury' to be adapted for television series

The author of a notorious book about the inner workings of the Trump administration says that the US President changed his mind on plans to visit London because "he would not receive the love he belie...

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In gun battle, Israeli police kill terrorist who murdered father of six

In gun battle, Israeli police kill terrorist who murdered father of six

Witnesses said two houses belonging to the suspects' extended family were also demolished during the operation. Reports say Israeli forces had stationed themselves at the entrance of Nabi Saleh an h...

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India Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

India Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

The tri-Service SFC, established in 2003 to manage India's nuclear arsenal, will have to conduct a few more user-trials before the 50-tonne missile is produced in adequate numbers for induction. Accor...

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Jags RB Leonard Fournette uninjured in three-car accident

Jags RB Leonard Fournette uninjured in three-car accident

According to WJXT , Fournette, who turns 23 Thursday, was southbound on Interstate 295 when he was involved in the three-car, chain-reaction crash. But minor injuries in auto accidents can show up day...

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'New California' declares independence from state, blames excessive taxes & poor companies

'New California' declares independence from state, blames excessive taxes & poor companies

They hosted a small ceremony in Marysville, California. Five years after the state was ratified by the US, a group of Southern Californians tried to carve the state into three parts unsuccessfully. ...

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Tax changes expected in this week's state budget proposal

Cuomo's budget proposal received mixed reviews from education stakeholders, including the state Department of Education and Board of Regents. The state's current budget is expected to end in the bla...

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Steve Bannon subpoenaed by special counsel

Steve Bannon subpoenaed by special counsel

But while Bannon has since apologized for the remarks and sought to walk back a number of the quotes, he's stopped short of denying that he viewed the Trump Tower meeting as treasonous. Bannon, who st...

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Rohingya refugees to return in 2 years

Rohingya refugees to return in 2 years

According to the Myanmar government, returnees will be held at two so-called reception centers - Taung Pyo Letwe and Nga Khu Ya - for one or two days to verify their identity. Displaced Rohingya now h...

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Harmony closes its campuses due to inclement weather

Harmony closes its campuses due to inclement weather

All Baker County Schools will be closed for all students and staff on Wednesday. Schools delaying their start until 10 a.m., includes Lufkin ISD, Central ISD, Diboll ISD, Hudson ISD, Huntington ...

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Venezuela: Rogue police pilot Perez killed by local authorities

Venezuela: Rogue police pilot Perez killed by local authorities

Opposition lawmakers and human rights groups called for a transparent investigation into the deaths after video images showed Perez shouting over gunfire that they wished to surrender. In his latest ...

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Kosovo Serb leader shot dead outside party headquarters

Kosovo Serb leader shot dead outside party headquarters

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov, whose country now holds the rotating presidency of the European Union , said on January 16 that he categorically condemns the murder of Oliver Ivanović , a S...

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Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi, UP CM of 'betraying' public

Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi, UP CM of 'betraying' public

Enroute Amethi , Rahul Gandhi began a two-day trip to his Lok Sabha constituency by offering prayers at Churwa Hanuman Temple in his mother Sonia Gandhi's constituency of Rae Bareli. He is expected...

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Iran's Rouhani declares 'victory' over Trump on nuclear deal

Iran's Rouhani declares 'victory' over Trump on nuclear deal

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif describe Trump's decision as "desperate attempt" to "undermine" the deal. The EU's foreign affairs chief, Federica Mogherini, said, "The deal is working...

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Vehicle goes airborne and crashes into the second floor of the building

Vehicle goes airborne and crashes into the second floor of the building

And the vehicle lodged there as cops and rescuers arrived to extinguish a small fire and help extract one of the occupants, the Orange County Fire Authority noted in a series of tweets. A driver from ...

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Turkey's threatens attack 'at any moment' on Kurdish-held Afrin in Syria

Turkey's threatens attack 'at any moment' on Kurdish-held Afrin in Syria

Syria's government decried the "blatant attack" on its sovereignty, and Russian Federation warned it could lead to partition. The US-led coalition provided significant military and logistical suppo...

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Hitmen kidnap, torture, and murder wrong person

Hitmen kidnap, torture, and murder wrong person

They allegedly dumped her body in Ormond Beach early Monday morning, according to the sheriff's office. Lopez-Ramos then hired Alexis Ramos-Rivera and Glorianmarie Quinones Montes to carry out the...

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Person in custody following Greyhound bus pursuit in IL

Person in custody following Greyhound bus pursuit in IL

The bus was traveling from Milwaukee to Chicago when the incident began around 9:50 p.m., Greyhound said in a statement. Sheriff Schmaling says Vargas-Rosas continued to make threats to kill law enf...

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