• Australia's PM in Damage Control as Scandal Undermines Deputy
Australia's PM in Damage Control as Scandal Undermines Deputy

In an awkwardly timed interview, Mr Turnbull downplayed a suggestion the Liberal and National parties were headed for the divorce courts, as Mr Joyce's affair with a 33-year-old woman strained the Coalition government's political relations.

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  • BJP gets party's new headquarters in Delhi
BJP gets party's new headquarters in Delhi

Modi thanked Shah and other party workers for completing work on the new headquarters. "Jan Sangh and BJP leaders have been at the forefront of all leading mass movements post Independence". World's largest party, if we believe the numbers claimed by the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), has finally got a new luxurious headquarters in the national cap...

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  • Tibet's most sacred Buddhist temple catches fire
Tibet's most sacred Buddhist temple catches fire

It has a history of more than 1,300 years and houses many cultural treasures, including a life-sized statue of Sakyamuni when he was 12 years old. For nearly four hours after the fire began, it was not even acknowledged by China's heavily controlled media, " even though you could see it from miles away across the whole city ", he said.

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  • Turkey denies use of chemical weapons in Afrin
Turkey denies use of chemical weapons in Afrin

Turkey is riled over Washington's support to the YPG - the top USA ally in the fight against the Islamic State group. Turkey considers them a "terrorist" group linked to Kurdish rebels fighting inside Turkey . The European Union's foreign policy chief urged Turkey on Friday to "show restraint" in northern Syria and focus its efforts on...

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  • Dog Food Brands Recalled Over Concerns About Euthanasia Drug
Dog Food Brands Recalled Over Concerns About Euthanasia Drug

The investigation revealed that nine out of 15 cans of one particular dog food, Gravy Train , tested positive for pentobarbital. The spokesperson for the FDA continued to say that pentobarbital should not ever be present in any pet food and those products containing pentobarbital, regardless of the amount, are considered adulterated.

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  • Netanyahu berates Poland's prime minister over 'unacceptable' Holocaust remark
Netanyahu berates Poland's prime minister over 'unacceptable' Holocaust remark

A statement issued by the Israeli prime minister's office said Netanyahu told his Polish counterpart in a phone call on Sunday that "there was no basis for comparing the actions of Poles during the Holocaust to those of Jews". The new law - drawn up by the conservative ruling Law and Justice party - imposes fines or jail terms of up to three year...

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  • Russian Authorities Identify Gunman in Sunday's Attack in Dagestan
Russian Authorities Identify Gunman in Sunday's Attack in Dagestan

State news agency Tass cited mayor Alexander Shuvalov as saying four people were killed and four wounded. Two police officers walk near the building of the confectionery factory "Menshevik" in Moscow, Russia, where a gunman earlier opened fire, on December 27, 2017.

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  • Iran mourns as 66 die in plane crash
Iran mourns as 66 die in plane crash

One previous passenger on the route posted a video Sunday showing that the flight typically comes in just over the mountain peaks. There have been scores of plane crashes in Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, mainly because western sanctions for decades limited its ability to purchase spare parts or buy new planes.

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  • Iranian aggression 'greatest threat to our world', says Netanyahu
Iranian aggression 'greatest threat to our world', says Netanyahu

He brandished a rectangular piece of dark green metal which he called "a piece of that Iranian drone, or what's left of it, after we shot it down". In a comment directed at Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif , who he described as a "smooth-talking mouthpiece", Mr Netanyahu held the piece aloft and said: "Mr Zarif, do you recognise th...

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  • Russian Federation thrashes US 4-0 in intense Olympic hockey showdown
Russian Federation thrashes US 4-0 in intense Olympic hockey showdown

The Russians won the group in pool play, earning a bye into the medal-round quarterfinals. With NHL players not on the US roster for the first time since the 1994 Games, every member of Team USA is making their Olympic debut aside from 39-year-old captain Brian Gionta , who played at the Torino 2006 Games.

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  • Iran considers no limitation in deepening inclusive ties with India
Iran considers no limitation in deepening inclusive ties with India

Closer relations with Iran are seen as India's way to counter China's increasing influence in the region. Rouhani's visit to India came at a time when U.S. On 22 May 2016, Modi paid an official visit to Iran. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Saturday said India and Iran have a "common stance" in effectively dealing with terrorism and extremis...

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  • Wintry mess heading for DC region this weekend
Wintry mess heading for DC region this weekend

The bulk of the snow is going to fall during the overnight hours while we're all sleeping. Throughout the Denver metro area, wind gusts will be slightly lower, but still reaching the 30 to 40 miles per hour range. Tonight: Rain likely, mainly after 10pm. A little break in the weather Thursday afternoon into Friday morning . Around one inc...

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  • Ethiopia says state of emergency will last 6 months
Ethiopia says state of emergency will last 6 months

Desalegn said in a broadcast address, "I see my renunciation as key in the offer to do changes that would prompt practical peace and majority rules system". Rights groups alleged that people were beaten and subjected to arbitrary detentions. Riots and protests have picked up again in Ethiopia since the end of the previous 10-month state of emerge...

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  • Liverpool feels United Kingdom quake tremors right across the region
Liverpool feels United Kingdom quake tremors right across the region

A 4.2-magnitude quake hit southern Wales Saturday morning, the first in the United Kingdom of that size in about 10 years. More than 4,000 people have already reported feeling tremors after an natural disaster has shaken the country. Writing on Twitter , Rami Alnawas said: "Was that a small natural disaster in Sheffield?" One Swansea resident ...

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  • Israel strikes Gaza Strip after four soldiers wounded
Israel strikes Gaza Strip after four soldiers wounded

These included a Hamas attack tunnel reaching from Gaza into Israeli territory and two military compounds according Israeli claims. Also during the strikes an IDF tank opened fire on a group of Palestinians approaching the border in a "suspicious manner", the army said.

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  • Auburn loses McLemore to injury, game to SC
Auburn loses McLemore to injury, game to SC

McLemore has officially been ruled out for the season and Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl said he will undergo surgery on Sunday. Just when it seemed things couldn't get much worse for Auburn basketball on Saturday, the afternoon took a turn for the worst.

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  • Oxfam agrees not to bid for UK govt funds after Haiti scandal
Oxfam agrees not to bid for UK govt funds after Haiti scandal

The International Development Secretary said Oxfam had a "long way to go to regain the trust of the British public". "As an organisation, we are ashamed by the actions of some of our staff and are more committed now than ever to learn from our mistakes and ensure we uphold the highest levels of safeguarding standards in our work around the worl...

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  • After Barnaby Joyce scandal, Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull bans sex between ministers
After Barnaby Joyce scandal, Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull bans sex between ministers

Former Nationals leader Warren Truss, who retired from politics in 2016, said distractions Joyce had created from the government's performance were "unhelpful and therefore must be resolved quickly". "Ministers must behave accordingly". The deputy prime minister, who's confirmed his now partner Vikki Campion is pregnant with his child, is takin...

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  • Snowboard cross crash leaves Austrian with broken neck
Snowboard cross crash leaves Austrian with broken neck

Once away from the track, the Austrian was checked out by the team medical staff and was then rushed to hospital suffering from intense chest pains. Thankfully, Schairer did not suffer any neurological damage. He'll be flying back to his home country to receive further treatment for the injury. His 2007-08 season was cut short after he ruptured t...

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  • SPD leader calls on members to back coalition deal with Merkel
SPD leader calls on members to back coalition deal with Merkel

Germany's stumbling efforts to install a new coalition government under the leadership of Angela Merkel remains on track despite a grassroots rebellion that led to the downfall of one of the country's most prominent politicians, analysts said Wednesday.

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