• 1M Britons sign petition to stop Trump's official visit to UK
1M Britons sign petition to stop Trump's official visit to UK

The petition was given a high profile in the media after receiving a substantial number of signatures, but was eventually found to have been "riddled with fraudulent data". "But we will also repeat our resolve to work alongside the Trump administration in the mutual interest of both of our countries". "While this ban is in place, we should not be ...

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  • Pochettino focused on Spurs
Pochettino focused on Spurs

He said: "There is nothing to say, nothing to complain about". Pochettino told BBC Sport after the match: "We are disappointed because I think we missed two points". Moyes said: "It has to be a start". As our infographic shows, the 6 foot defender was one of Sunderland's busiest players last night in his right wing-back role, completing s...

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  • Portland woman gets snake stuck in her earlobe
Portland woman gets snake stuck in her earlobe

She said the incident happened so fast and referred to it as one of the craziest in her life. Unfortunately, the unsuspecting yet adventurous snake had miscalculated its girth, and ended up getting stuck in the hole. She wrote: "CURRENT SITUATION..." Glawe later shared another picture of herself with Bart. "Put like string or something like i...

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  • White House Defends Putting Bannon on National Security Council
White House Defends Putting Bannon on National Security Council

But in an article in The Atlantic , Kelly Magsamen, who served on both the Bush and Obama National Security Councils, warns that putting Bannon on par with top defense officials sends a bad signal to the defense community. "I am anxious about the NSC, who are the members of it and who are the permanent members of it". The inclusion of Bann...

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  • Rahul and I are like two wheels of a cycle: Akhilesh Yadav
Rahul and I are like two wheels of a cycle: Akhilesh Yadav

Regardless of the lingering doubts that the so-called dispute within the Yadav family and the top leaders of the Samajwadi Party were scripted by Mulayam himself, the end result was that the legal and official control of the party finally went to Akhilesh, who also got rid of people he did not want in the party and the Government he headed.

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  • Wall stonewalls Mexican President's trip to US
Wall stonewalls Mexican President's trip to US

Pena Nieto cancelled the visit after Trump tweeted there was no point in meeting if Mexico was not prepared to pay for a wall along the U.S.' southern border. Critics of Pena Nieto - whose approval ratings were just 12 per cent in a recent survey, the lowest for any Mexican president in the polling era - have hammered him for his perceived weakne...

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  • Trump Will Keep Vow to Put Embassy in Jerusalem, Giuliani Says
Trump Will Keep Vow to Put Embassy in Jerusalem, Giuliani Says

David Friedman, Trump's choice for ambassador to Israel, has said that he looks forward to performing his service "from the U.S. Embassy in Israel's eternal capital, Jerusalem ". is no longer interested in pursuing a two-state solution. Last week, Spicer said there would be an announcement "soon". The move comes a month after the United Nation...

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  • North Korea Defector: Kim Jong-Un Wants to Meet Trump
North Korea Defector: Kim Jong-Un Wants to Meet Trump

One of the most senior North Korean officials to defect has alleged that his country's government is on the verge of collapsing as its people become increasingly frustrated with repressive policies and governance. In addition to generating thousands of memes, Kim Jong-one is gradually gaining more enemies within the elite of North Korea. Thae Yon...

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  • Trump Pulls Taxpayer Funding of Abortions Overseas
Trump Pulls Taxpayer Funding of Abortions Overseas

The proposal was announced in retaliation to Trump's reinstatement of the controversial Mexico City Policy - also known as the Global gag rule - which prevents the USA government assisting or advocating abortions anywhere in the world.

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  • Kaspersky Lab employee reportedly arrested in Russian Federation for treason
Kaspersky Lab employee reportedly arrested in Russian Federation for treason

Russian authorities are investigating Mikhailov in connection to the receipt of money from a foreign organization, an unnamed source close to the FSB reportedly told the newspaper. Andrei Soldatov, who has studied the internet and Russian security services for more than a decade, called the arrest of the Kaspersky manager "unprecedented".

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  • Russia, Jordan affirm support to Syria's sovereignty
Russia, Jordan affirm support to Syria's sovereignty

The Kremlin also hailed the talks as paving the way for the resumption of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, Switzerland. "We hope that the outcomes of the Astana talks will make a contribution to the Geneva process and will become a crucial point for the Syrian future", Cavusoglu said Tuesday, while on a visit to Mozambique, as quoted by the Anadolu ne...

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  • Blumenthal Slams Trump Administration Proposal to Reinstate Global Gag Rule
Blumenthal Slams Trump Administration Proposal to Reinstate Global Gag Rule

The Global Gag Rule, also called the Mexico City Policy, prevents U.S. foreign aid from going to any organisation that counsels women on abortion. Then-President Bill Clinton revoked it in January 1993 upon taking office, and George W.

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  • White House's Spicer blasts 'deliberately false reporting' of inauguration crowd size
White House's Spicer blasts 'deliberately false reporting' of inauguration crowd size

Spicer also claimed that magnetometers were used on the National Mall for Trump's inauguration and prevented "hundreds of thousands of people from being able to access the mall as quickly as they had in years past". Trump's move to the White House. "Don't be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck". DONALD TRUMP'S SENIOR advisor has defended comme...

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  • Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Extradited By Mexico To US
Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Extradited By Mexico To US

In a statement, acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates called him the "alleged leader of a multi-billion dollar, multi-national criminal enterprise that funneled drugs onto our streets and violence and misery into our communities". Hays reported from NY. "So who is Chapo Guzman?" "There was still a chance that he was running the cartel behind bar...

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  • Chelsea defender Baha Rahman suffers serious knee injury
Chelsea defender Baha Rahman suffers serious knee injury

Experienced forward Asamoah Gyan grabbed the only goal of the game to become his country's leading all-time scorer in the continental championship with an eighth career strike across six tournaments. "We are satisfied about our performance". Egypt can take a giant step towards the quarter-finals if they overcome Uganda this evening. I am happy we...

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  • 'No unusual signs' from North Korea military despite provocative statements
'No unusual signs' from North Korea military despite provocative statements

Korean Navy said Aegis-equipped destroyers from the three countries will take part in the three-day maritime exercise to detect and trace North Korean missiles under simulated conditions, reported the country's Yonhap news agency on Friday.

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  • Australian Open seventh seed Marin Cilic undone by Brit Daniel Evans
Australian Open seventh seed Marin Cilic undone by Brit Daniel Evans

Evans dealt with the setback in the best possible way. However, the Briton grew more confident, frustrating the 2014 US Open champion and forcing him to make a slew of errors. Evans' mother Bernadette, a nurse, rarely watches his matches. Evans served out to love with an ace - and another big hit wide that struck a ball girl.

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  • China Urges US to Bar Taiwan Delegation From Trump Inauguration
China Urges US to Bar Taiwan Delegation From Trump Inauguration

In an implicit rebuke to Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping emphatically defended free trade in a speech Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. "All the trade war threat to China is just the bluffing of a paper tiger", it said . It said one in four is shifting operations to other countries due to concern about the regulatory enviro...

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  • Protests continue in TN against Jallikattu ban, CM meets Modi
Protests continue in TN against Jallikattu ban, CM meets Modi

The late chief minister of Tamil Nadu, J. Jaylalithaa, approached the central government about an ordinance to allow Jallikattu during the Pongal festival. Shankar Venkateshan, a local adviser of Naam Tamilar Party in Ambernath said that they will protest till the ban is lifted. A-G Rohatgi said, "Sports fall within the domain of the State, it does...

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  • Iraqi troops discover failed fighter jet attempt by ISIS
Iraqi troops discover failed fighter jet attempt by ISIS

Vehicle bombs, the most deadly weapons deployed by the Islamic State, pushed the casualty rate among Iraqi counterterrorism forces to as high as 20 to 25 percent at one point, a general who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the subject told The Washington Post last week.

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  • Obama defends sanctions imposed on Russian Federation
Obama defends sanctions imposed on Russian Federation

Reports state that the agencies also have a candid video shot of Trump at a Moscow watching a "golden shower", while he was there in 2013 for the Miss Universe pageant filming. Still, Europe's leaders are eager to ensure they have Trump's ear before Putin does. "I said once you stop doing that, the sanctions will be removed".

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  • Xi Jinping defends free trade, makes case for Chinese leadership
Xi Jinping defends free trade, makes case for Chinese leadership

Xi is expected to continue his mission of presenting China as a champion of globalization and the key actor in shaping global economic order, which he started already in Peru at APEC summit in November, just after Trump, who promised to hike tariffs against China , won.

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  • Who Looks More Presidential - Donald Trump Or His Madame Tussauds Wax Figure?
Who Looks More Presidential - Donald Trump Or His Madame Tussauds Wax Figure?

And "achieving his iconic hairstyle took no less than five weeks with each hair individually inserted by hand", according to the release. In New York, Trump's wax figure will join other presidents and notable names in the World Leaders Gallery.

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  • Woman sentenced to death for killing daughter for 'honour'
Woman sentenced to death for killing daughter for 'honour'

Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) judge Azam Chaudhry today sentenced Parveen to death in the " honour killing " case, and sentenced Zeenat's brother Anees to life in prison, the Dawn reported. No traces of poison were found in her stomach, the report said. 'The day we eloped she had been abused, there was blood on her nose and on her lips, ' Hassan...

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  • First glimpse of Japan's whale slaughter in defiance of global court
First glimpse of Japan's whale slaughter in defiance of global court

The group has released pictures showing a dead protected minke whale on board the Japanese whaling ship Nisshin Maru , allegedly in Australian waters. "We've worked away for years over the protection of whales, engaging with Japan to get them to change what they do, and that hasn't been successful yet, which is disappointing".

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  • Iran Says Nuclear Deal Will Not Be Renegotiated
Iran Says Nuclear Deal Will Not Be Renegotiated

An Iranian diplomat on Friday said that his country would not allow any move to review the global nuclear deal, which has put an end to the disputes over Iran's decade-long nuclear issue. Under the JCPOA, Iran is required to complete the removal of all excess centrifuges and infrastructure from the Fordo uranium enrichment facility, within one year...

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  • Serbian President Vows to Send Troops to Kosovo If Serbs' 'Massacred'
Serbian President Vows to Send Troops to Kosovo If Serbs' 'Massacred'

President Tomislav Nikolic said the neighbors had been "on the brink of conflict" on Saturday, while Kosovo's prime minister told reporters the train, a project of the Serbian government, sent "a message of occupation". "This is a provocation towards Kosovo, which shows that Serbia has openly shown its aggressive policy, which endangers the soverei...

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  • Georgia Republicans struggle to defend Trump's attack on Lewis
Georgia Republicans struggle to defend Trump's attack on Lewis

He tweeted: "Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in awful shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results". "Are you a resident of John Lewis' #fifthdistrict ?" Before that, he was a leader of the nonviolent civil rights ...

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  • India's Dhoni says team will see even more success under Kohli
India's Dhoni says team will see even more success under Kohli

Mentioning that he never believed in "split captaincy", Indian wicket-keeper MS Dhoni said he had informed the BCCI on leaving captaincy after the last South Africa series in India. "In the end the games were much closer than what the score card predicted". Sometimes you need to look at the bigger picture. Many things have changed for me as a crick...

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  • Japan's Abe starts 4 nation trip with visit to Philippines
Japan's Abe starts 4 nation trip with visit to Philippines

An ethnic performance by local dancers welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who arrived at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City Thursday evening. The Japanese leader was accompanied by his wife, Akie Abe. China, meanwhile, is also seeking to increase its presence in the area, saying last October that it would open a dip...

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  • Watch Michelle Obama Thank Her Own Mom-In-Chief
Watch Michelle Obama Thank Her Own Mom-In-Chief

Turns out, FLOTUS and the host were watching the thank yous unfold backstage and jumped out to surprise and embrace the emotional guests. It marked her final TV appearance before Barack Obama's reign as US President officially ends on January 20.

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  • OPEC Oil Output Freeze Compliance May Be Checked Via Shipping Logs
OPEC Oil Output Freeze Compliance May Be Checked Via Shipping Logs

According to OPEC's 30 November output cut agreement, Saudi Arabia agreed to cut 486,000 barrels a day to 10.058 million barrels. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. have increased for 10 straight weeks. "We have been moving toward a re-balanced market for some time - too slowly to my liki...

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  • Argos delivers strong online Q3 sales; grows Sainsbury concession presence
Argos delivers strong online Q3 sales; grows Sainsbury concession presence

According to Sainsbury's Q3 trading update for the 15 weeks to 7 January 2017, the supermarket chain saw total retails up by 0.8%, with like-for-like sales up by 0.1%, as both volumes on a total and like-for-like basis remained flat. "It is too soon to say whether it delivers within a Sainsbury's supermarket but that's not to say it was the wro...

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  • Iraqi forces gain ground as troops push into IS stronghold in Mosul
Iraqi forces gain ground as troops push into IS stronghold in Mosul

Tens of thousands of allied troops launched a huge offensive on October 17 to retake Mosul and areas around it. Al-Faysaliya is located north of several districts captured by Iraqi forces on Monday, as the troops secured further advances against the militants by the Tigris River .

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  • Girl, 15, arrested after death of seven-year-old in York
Girl, 15, arrested after death of seven-year-old in York

The 15-year-old defendant appeared before magistrates in York over the death on Wednesday morning. Instead her solicitor Colin Byrne confirmed her name, age and address, and advised the case be sent straight to Crown Court. Mr Corbyn said: "I'm sure the whole House will join in heartfelt condolences to the family and friends following the tragic ...

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