• South Korea 2018 gets underway
South Korea 2018 gets underway

Both of those South Korean presidents had struggled under growing domestic criticism after their trips to Pyongyang had resulted in large shipments of aid and investment but failed to end the North's nuclear weapons program. And so, with a little help from a liberal South Korean president eager to engage Pyongyang, the 2018 Pyeongchang Games open...

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  • Peoples lives are being shattered by mere allegation
Peoples lives are being shattered by mere allegation

Ivanka Trump, who hired Hicks at her company prior to working for the Trump campaign, said Hicks was a "team player". The staff secretary resigned later Wednesday. "When I tried to get help, I was counseled to consider carefully how what I said might affect his career". According to police report , Bannon's ex-wife said he injured her neck and...

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  • Israel launches heavy Syria strikes after F-16 crashes
Israel launches heavy Syria strikes after F-16 crashes

Israel later dispatched eight fighter jets to bomb the T4 military base near the Syrian city of Palmyra, from where it says the drone was dispatched and controlled. Israel also has accused Iran of planning to build precision-guided missile factories in Lebanon. "Our policy is absolutely clear: Israel will defend itself from every attack and from...

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  • Turkish troops killed in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive in Syria
Turkish troops killed in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive in Syria

Turkey on January 20 launched Operation Olive Branch to remove PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin. F-16 fighters of the Turkish Air Force are involved in the operation, inflicting strikes on the positions of PYD/YPG on the Syrian-Turkish border.

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  • Come visit: South Korea's leader invited to North Korea
Come visit: South Korea's leader invited to North Korea

North Korea has spent years developing its military, saying it needs to protect itself from United States aggression. If peace isn't imminent, a summit in Pyongyang between Moon and Kim Jong Un seems preferable to recent months' threats.

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  • Iran Offers Condolences to Hong Kong on Bus Crash
Iran Offers Condolences to Hong Kong on Bus Crash

The government press release stated that last evening the "30-year old male bus driver was arrested for risky driving causing death and unsafe driving causing grievous bodily harm". Mr Joni said police were still investigating the cause of the accident, but a preliminary investigation showed the brakes malfunctioned while the bus was going up the h...

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  • Kim Jong Un invites South's Moon to Pyongyang: Seoul
Kim Jong Un invites South's Moon to Pyongyang: Seoul

Kim Yo Jong, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister and close adviser, just sat down for a historic meeting with the president of South Korea in the latest surprising development to come out of the North's decision to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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  • US President Donald Trump won't declassify the Democrats memo
US President Donald Trump won't declassify the Democrats memo

He says Trump is still "inclined" to release the memo if revisions are made. "After promising to treat the Democratic response in precisely the same way, the White House now seeks to have the Democratic memo sent back to committee and revised by the same majority that produced the flawed Nunes document to begin with, " he said.

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  • Deadly Syrian airstrikes continue
Deadly Syrian airstrikes continue

Syria's foreign ministry wrote a letter to the Security Council Thursday calling for global condemnation. The agency described the strikes as being an act of "aggression". "Additionally, Syrian pro-regime forces maneuvered T-55 and T-72 main battle tanks with supporting mortar fire in what appears to be a coordinated attack on Syrian Democrati...

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  • 71 feared dead after Saratov Airlines crashes outside Moscow
71 feared dead after Saratov Airlines crashes outside Moscow

An emergency services source told Russian news agency Interfax that all 71 passengers were feared dead. Trackers showed that it had reached an altitude of around 6,400 feet. "Passangers as well as the crew could hardly survive", a source told Sputnik, adding that the plane dissapeared from radars two minutes after departure.

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  • Korean intruder ejected from Olympic opening ceremony
Korean intruder ejected from Olympic opening ceremony

After all, neither the White House nor Mr Pence himself has ruled out such a meeting. "Let us make it happen by creating the necessary conditions in the future", he was quoted as saying. North Korea has spent years developing its military, saying it needs to protect itself from US aggression. U.S. President Donald Trump and the North Korean leade...

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  • North Korean leader proposes inter-Korean summit
North Korean leader proposes inter-Korean summit

A spokesman for the President told reporters Moon had told the North Koreans: "Let's create conditions to make it happen". Kim Yo Jong , who is representing her brother at the Games, shook hands with Moon and stood with a smile on her face as Korean athletes marched together under a joint flag on Friday night.

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  • 'PadMan' is neither a preachy film, nor a documentary: R Balki
'PadMan' is neither a preachy film, nor a documentary: R Balki

The film is inspired by the story of Arunachalam Muruganantham from Coimbatore, who was sitting in the audience and got very sentimental during the screening. When has it ever happened before? There is this whole conversation happening around menstrual health and hygiene, that seems to have stepped out of its awkward phase, even for a wee bit.

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  • 3 dead in helicopter crash at Grand Canyon
3 dead in helicopter crash at Grand Canyon

The accident took place at around 5:20 pm in Grand Canyon West, located in northwestern Arizona, said Hualapai Nation police chief Francis Bradley. It is unclear if the pilot is injured or deceased. ABC News has reached out to Papillion Airways for comment. Gary C. Robb, a lawyer who represented a woman badly burned in a deadly Papillion crash ...

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  • Second spherical of flu shot clinics held throughout Connecticut
Second spherical of flu shot clinics held throughout Connecticut

This year's flu season has now reached a level that we haven't seen since the 2009 swine flu pandemic, and we haven't yet reached the peak. The news follows warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Gov. Officials say it's the highest rate of hospitalization for this point of the season in recent flu outbreaks . Thos...

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  • Minister warns charities of funding cuts after Oxfam sex worker scandal
Minister warns charities of funding cuts after Oxfam sex worker scandal

Reuters could not independently verify the allegations contained in The Times report and was unable to reach any of the Oxfam staff who worked in Haiti. "What I'm apologising for is that nine Oxfam staff behaved in a way that was totally unacceptable and contrary to our values, and that led much more responsible staff to make decisions which are ...

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  • Turkey orders arrest of 17 pro-Kurdish leaders over criticising Syria offensive
Turkey orders arrest of 17 pro-Kurdish leaders over criticising Syria offensive

A Turkish army helicopter was shot down by Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters near the north Syrian town of Afrin, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, while the Turkish military said two soldiers on board the aircraft had died, without giving a reason for the crash.

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  • Sri Lanka ruling coalition has to reform: Champika
Sri Lanka ruling coalition has to reform: Champika

President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former President Mahinda Rajapakse were among those who voted early in the morning. Voting for the local government elections was the first to be conducted by the newly-established independent Election Commission as well as the police under the Independent Police Commission.

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  • Kelly offers to quit over aide
Kelly offers to quit over aide

Throughout Donald Trump's campaign and relentlessly chaotic presidency, the single constant presence at his side, outside of his family, has been the 29-year-old former Ralph Lauren model and White House communications director Hope Hicks .

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  • Donald Trump wishes disgraced aide Rob Porter well after domestic abuse allegations
Donald Trump wishes disgraced aide Rob Porter well after domestic abuse allegations

A White House official told NPR's Tamara Keith that Sorensen's position did not require a security clearance, but that his background check was ongoing . "Kelly told those in attendance to say that he took action to remove Porter within 40 minutes of learning that abuse allegations ... were credible", two anonymous sources in attendance relaye...

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  • Kim invites South Korean leader for talks in Pyongyang
Kim invites South Korean leader for talks in Pyongyang

But the North was welcomed with open arms to what South Korean President Moon Jae-in called "Olympic games of peace". The official said Pence and Moon did not discuss the North Koreans' invitation to Moon for a summit in Pyongyang, which would set the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in 10 years.

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  • India ties get fresh boost as Modi arrives in Abu Dhabi
India ties get fresh boost as Modi arrives in Abu Dhabi

Modi is now on his four-day Middle East tour, which includes visits to Palestine, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The visit, which came weeks after Modi hosted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu , was seen as an Indian effort to balance its strengthening ties with the Jewish state.

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  • Trump Tries to Block Democratic Counter Memo on Russia Investigation
Trump Tries to Block Democratic Counter Memo on Russia Investigation

Biggs also suggested on Fox News that Democrats could have relied heavily on information from classified documents when creating the memo to force Trump to not be able to release it in full. "We haven't heard that sentiment yet about our memo, but again we don't want to be as reckless as they are and that's why ours was very, very carefully writt...

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  • Condolences pour in for Asma Jahangir
Condolences pour in for Asma Jahangir

Jahangir always raised her voice against human rights violations and was a staunch supporter of democracy. Four years later, she co-founded the Human Rights Commision of Pakistan and served as its Secretary General until 1993 when she was elevated as commission's chairperson.

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  • (Olympics) Joint Korean hockey coach wishes team came together sooner
(Olympics) Joint Korean hockey coach wishes team came together sooner

The recent detente, anchored by South Korea's hosting of the Winter Olympic Games, came despite an acceleration in the North's weapons programme past year and pressure from Seoul's allies in Washington. The emotion generated by the scene took many by surprise, especially younger South Koreans, who have largely seemed indifferent to the idea the t...

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