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The last disbursement, of $550 million in FY16 CSF, was in early 2017, he said. Third, the coming together of the U.S., Japan, India and Australia to form a Quadrilateral to maintain peace in the Asia-Pacific region shows India's significance in the region.
  • Firefighters fighting fire at Trump Tower; 2 injured

    Firefighters fighting fire at Trump Tower; 2 injured

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    One firefighter and a civilian were injured, Associated Press reports . By 8 a.m., the smoke had cleared and firefighters appeared to have left the scene, footage showed. "Everything went according to plan". The president's son Eric tweeted his thanks to firefighters for doing "an incredible job". The fire was in a rooftop heating and cooling unit, the fire department told ABC News.
  • Willie Nelson suffers cough attack on stage, cancels concert

    Willie Nelson suffers cough attack on stage, cancels concert

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    According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Nelson began his opening song, "Whiskey River", before concluding the performance early because he was coughing and experiencing shortness of breath. It reads: "Unfortunately, due to illness, Willie Nelson's performance concluded early". We're thinking of you, Willie Nelson! Nelson's next scheduled performance is now planned for February 7 at the Macon Auditorium in Macon, Georgia.
  • Madrasas produce terrorists: Shia body chief

    Madrasas produce terrorists: Shia body chief

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    He has also observed that the madrasas are mushrooming in nearly every city, town and village providing "misplaced and misconceived religious education instead of secular education, has pushed students into religious fundamentalism and radicalisation of Muslim youth ".
  • Oprah 'actively' considering 2020 presidential run, new report says

    Oprah 'actively' considering 2020 presidential run, new report says

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    Trump, a businessman and former reality TV star, based part of his appeal on the fact he was truly not a Washington insider. He then shared his opinion that he didn't think Winfrey would run but that she "would be a lot of fun". She could easily be accused of endorsing the sex predator, looking the other way when she knew young women were about to be harassed or raped. If your presidential dreams must go there, at least start by calling her President Winfrey.
  • Iran bans teaching of English in schools

    Iran bans teaching of English in schools

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    He said non-curriculum English classes may also be blocked under the new rules. The reasoning, Navid-Adham said, is that the groundwork, or basis, of Iranian culture should be taught to young children. "Teaching English in government and non-government primary schools in the official curriculum is against laws and regulations ", declared Mehdi Navid-Adham.
  • Khamenei blames US, Israel for inciting Iran protests

    Khamenei blames US, Israel for inciting Iran protests

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    Ayatollah Khamenei articulated that the motto of the Iranian nation and the revolutionary youth has been, in the last 40 years, "resistance against bullyism and not bending to intimidations". The U.S.is utterly angry; they're not only angry at this humble person. USA officials have started talking nonsense: United States pres. says Iranian establishments frightened by its people.
  • Trump on hand for national anthem at NCAA title game

    Trump on hand for national anthem at NCAA title game

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    An Alabama running back denies yelling an obscenity toward President Donald Trump ahead of the College Football Playoffs Championship, insisting it was meant for the opposing Georgia Bulldogs . And no teams in the Big 12, PAC-12, or Southeastern Conference (SEC) are on field for the national anthem. His right hand over his heart, U.S. President Donald Trump seemingly butchered the national anthem while standing near the 40-yard line before the college football championship game in ...
  • Christie set to deliver his final state of the state address

    Christie set to deliver his final state of the state address

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    Christie's two terms come to a close after he first won election in 2009 before cruising to re-election in 2013. Christie's outspoken style was a departure from previous Republican nominees, like Mitt Romney and John McCain, and gave a potential new look to the GOP brand that was in need of a change.
  • American man charged with Calgary swatting incident

    American man charged with Calgary swatting incident

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    On Dec. 22, at approximately 7:40 p.m., Calgary 911 received a call from a man who claimed he had shot his father and was holding his mother and younger brother hostage. A 28-year-old man then opened the door to the home, obeyed an order to raise his hands for "a very short time", before moving them back down to his waist.
  • SCOTUS Sides With Inmate Over Juror's Use of N-Word

    SCOTUS Sides With Inmate Over Juror's Use of N-Word

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    The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta probably will reach the same conclusion and deny Tharpe's appeal on other grounds, he wrote, referring to his colleagues' action as a "useless do-over". Tharpe's lawyers subsequently litigated the racial bias issue in state court, but a judge ruled against them. The high court's majority opinion said Gattie, who has since died, never retracted his "remarkable affidavit" which provides evidence that "Tharpe's race affected Gattie's vote for a ...
  • South Korea banks open cryptocurrency accounts

    South Korea banks open cryptocurrency accounts

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    FSC Chairman Choi Jong-ku did not explain further but he expressed his concern over the craze adoption of Bitcoin by Koreans. Probing banks is all that the FSC can do within legal boundaries, said Choi, considering the legal vacuum to regulate cryptocurrency exchanges and time it would take to enact the revision to put the exchanges under its radar.
  • NH House votes to legalize recreational marijuana

    NH House votes to legalize recreational marijuana

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    New Hampshire House lawmakers are set to vote on a bill that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state. Amended by the House to eliminate retail sales, if passed by the Senate and signed by the governor, residents of New Hampshire would be allowed to cultivate no more than three mature plants and possess up to three-quarters of an ounce of cannabis.
  • Golden State Warriors Beat the Denver Nuggets on Monday

    Golden State Warriors Beat the Denver Nuggets on Monday

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    Curry has scored 29 or more points in each of his last five games after returning from that sprained ankle. He's averaging 35.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game. "Hopefully the next couple of days he'll clear that hurdle and be ready to go". Draymond Green is a big fan of Stephen Curry's sweet footwork. In the end, the mistake didn't really affect the Warriors , but it's understandable why that kind of play would make Kerr upset.
  • Trump's plaintiff cry to Bannon, Wolff - Shut up or I'll sue

    Trump's plaintiff cry to Bannon, Wolff - Shut up or I'll sue

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    Bannon might quite reasonably assert that such an agreement can not bind him now as his derogatory references to Trump insiders in the Wolff book focused on the period of the Trump presidency rather than that of the Trump campaign. Author Michael Wolff's tell-all was released today after being originally planned for release next week. He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job.
  • University of Cincinnati sued over alt-right speaker's visit

    University of Cincinnati sued over alt-right speaker's visit

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    The University of Cincinnati is being sued over the proposed security fee it is requiring for a divisive white nationalist's speech. Padgett alleges that the fee constitutes censorship and demands $2 million in damages. Padgett submitted speaking requests for Spencer to a handful of universities around the country and threatened to sue if the requests were denied. FOX19 NOW is seeking comment from UC and will continue to update this story throughout the day.
  • Sonam Kapoor and Akshay Kumar react on Padmavat clashing with PadMan

    Sonam Kapoor and Akshay Kumar react on Padmavat clashing with PadMan

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    Joshi said the producers had re-submitted the film with the changes suggested by the board's advisory panel, which reviewed the Sanjay Leela Bhansali period drama recently. Padmavat might get a better opening at the box office or might beat Padman in its theatrical run but due to its controlled budget and pre-sold rights like overseas, music and satellite and others, Padman will definitely emerge as a clear victor and will easily become one of the most profitable films of the year.
  • Humpback Whale Protects Snorkeler From Tiger Shark Attack

    Humpback Whale Protects Snorkeler From Tiger Shark Attack

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    James Sulikowski, a marine biologist and professor at the University of New England who has studied tiger sharks , said he's not convinced that the whale saved her life. "It's amusing how the tables are turned here", Hauser told The Mirror. "I was sure that it was most likely going to be a deadly encounter". Initially the snorkeler presumed the shark was another whale coming to join the fun - it was only when she saw its tail moving left to right instead of up to down that she realised it ...
  • Missing As Tanker Collides With Cargo Ship In Fireball Off China

    Missing As Tanker Collides With Cargo Ship In Fireball Off China

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    On Tuesday, Chinese media reported that the ship was still on fire. Thirteen rescue vessels were operating at the site of the accident to search for the missing people in a 900-square nautical mile area. Officials have confirmed that the operation has been made hard by the weather conditions and smoke coming from the ship. The tanker's 32 crew members were all Iranian nationals except for two Bangladeshi nationals, the Chinese transport ministry said.