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Globally, the strategy review represents a toughening resolve by the Trump administration to address challenges from Russian Federation and China, despite the president's calls for improved ties with Moscow and Beijing. According to one official, China has increased its defense spending by 10 percent each year for the past 20 years in an effort to counter USA abilities to operate in the Western Pacific.
  • Passengers trapped as train derails in Sydney's north-west

    Passengers trapped as train derails in Sydney's north-west

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    A NSW Ambulance spokesman told AAP they received a call with reports of multiple injuries after the train hit the buffer stop located at the end of the line. "We will provide more information as it comes to hand". "We don't believe any of those are life threatening or serious", he said. A planned meeting between Sydney Trains and union bosses has been pushed back to 12.30.
  • FO summons Indian diplomat over ceasefire violations

    FO summons Indian diplomat over ceasefire violations

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    The external affairs ministry has registered its "strong protest" at the loss of three innocent civilian lives besides injuries to nine other civilians. Yesterday's ceasefire violation came days after two women were killed and five people injured in cross-border firing along the Working Boundary in Sialkot's Chaprar sector.
  • Dr. Ronny Jackson's glowing bill of health for Trump

    Dr. Ronny Jackson's glowing bill of health for Trump

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    Jackson said he would work with Trump on an exercise schedule and try to enlist first lady Melania Trump to get the President to eat better. The Department of International Relations and Co-operation (Dirco) said on Monday that it had met counterparts at the United States embassy and the US charge d'affaires to " express SA's concerns with regard to the reports about statements that were allegedly made by President Donald Trump with regard to Africa and certain other countries".
  • Greek Rightists Protest Against Macedonia 'Name' Deal

    Greek Rightists Protest Against Macedonia 'Name' Deal

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    The final decision on Macedonia's name issue within the dispute with neighboring Greece will be taken at the nationwide referendum, Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said, reports. Greece has agreed that until the dispute is resolved, the country whose population is about 2 million, can be referred to internationally as "FYROM" - Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
  • Ukip leader Henry Bolton hit by a unanimous vote of no confidence

    Ukip leader Henry Bolton hit by a unanimous vote of no confidence

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    Henry Bolton today warned that "will be over" if party bosses vote to oust him as leader at a crunch meeting later today. "The vote was carried unanimously with the exception of the leader". Mr Bolton told ITV's Peston On Sunday: "I don't believe I have done anything wrong". Bolton was forced to put his relationship with Marney "on hold" after colleagues made it clear he would have to resign from his position if he did not distance himself from the woman, 29 years his junior, who he ...
  • Even Congress should be 'Congress-mukt', says PM Modi

    Even Congress should be 'Congress-mukt', says PM Modi

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    Days after country was witness to a virtual turmoil in Indian judiciary following revolt by four sitting judges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said it is better that he and his government have remained "away" from the debate. Mr. Modi also said his basic nature has been "to convert adversity into opportunity". It is our myth, and I trust the common man of the country. Reflecting on three years of his government, PM Modi claimed that they have strengthened the Indian economy by ...
  • German Woman Sentenced to Death in Iraq for Helping ISIS

    German Woman Sentenced to Death in Iraq for Helping ISIS

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    In September 2017, an Iraqi court sentenced a Russian man to death by hanging after finding him guilty of fighting for IS. The German media has reported that a German named Lamia K. But according to Iraqi and Kurdish commanders, hundreds of jihadists would have surrendered, thousands more would have managed to sneak among the displaced or stay on the spot by returning to "civilian life".
  • Storm Not Forecast To Drop Much Rain On Mudslide-Stricken Montecito

    Storm Not Forecast To Drop Much Rain On Mudslide-Stricken Montecito

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    Faviola Benitez Calderon, 28, had been missing for almost two weeks when a search and recovery human remains detection dog team found her remains at 10 a.m. They did their best to help find survivors from the deadly mudslides near Santa Barbara. Highway 101 will reopen in time for Monday morning's commute, Caltrans officials announced Saturday.
  • Merkel says intensive talks with SPD lie ahead on coalition deal

    Merkel says intensive talks with SPD lie ahead on coalition deal

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    Merkel has made clear that she doesn't want a minority government — an arrangement that would require her to break with her consensual style and cobble together majorities on a case-by-case basis. To this end, Schultz might also end up as a minister of foreign affairs. State governments are functioning as normal and remain able to make decisions on a local level.
  • SC upholds ban on Pamaavat release in four states

    SC upholds ban on Pamaavat release in four states

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    Despite the Supreme Court staying notifications by four states, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana , Rajasthan and Gujarat , on Thursday to ban the release Padmaavat and the Gujarat Police asking multiplex owners about their security requirements, the latter are clearly running scared, reported The Hindustan Times .
  • Irrfan,'Bareilly ki Barfi' win big at 63rd Filmfare Awards

    Irrfan,'Bareilly ki Barfi' win big at 63rd Filmfare Awards

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    Bollywood came together to raise a toast to the best in the industry at the 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018 in Mumbai . Held last evening here, the prestigious award ceremony gave away the best actor (female) award to Vidya Balan for her heartwarming performance of a housewife-turned-radio jockey in " Tumhari Sulu ".
  • Kabul hotel attack leaves 18 dead, but toll could climb higher

    Kabul hotel attack leaves 18 dead, but toll could climb higher

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    The US and the United Nations have strongly condemned the terror attack at a five-star hotel in Kabul that killed at least 18 people, including 14 foreigners. The airline connects parts of the country where travel by road is increasingly impossible, flying decrepit planes that sometimes bear the marks of their many previous lives: exit signs in Swahili; emergency instructions in Russian.
  • Erdogan announces the launch of ground operation in Syria's Afrin

    Erdogan announces the launch of ground operation in Syria's Afrin

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    The next day, on January 21, the Turkish General Staff said 153 targets were hit in an operation carried out "with respect for Syria's territorial integrity" and stemming from Turkey's rights under worldwide law. The announcement of a border force infuriated Turkey's leaders, and Erdogan has accused the United States, its most powerful North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally, of "building an army of terror" on his border and threatened to "drown" the US-backed force.
  • Two dead and many injured in fire at hotel in Prague

    Two dead and many injured in fire at hotel in Prague

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    Two people had died during the blaze, which broke out at the four-star Eurostars David hotel in the Czech capital on Saturday evening. "There are two [deaths] but we are afraid that won't be the final figure", Petr Kolouch, director of the Prague Emergency Medical Service, told Czech TV.
  • The Newest: Governor vows to reopen Statue of Liberty

    The Newest: Governor vows to reopen Statue of Liberty

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    Signs placed throughout Battery Park by Statue Cruises warned of the shutdown, advertising tickets for a one-hour "harbor tour", of sites including the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge for $24 for adults. Cuomo said his office plans to talk to the federal government about the Statue of Liberty "as soon as someone answers the phone". "We've contacted the federal Department of the Interior and we worked out an arrangement where New York State will fund the federal employees who operate ...
  • Smith cops shocker as ODI series slips away

    Smith cops shocker as ODI series slips away

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    Buttler provided England with a major spark towards the end of their innings and proceeded to bring up his hundred off 83 balls, which included six boundaries and four sixes. Smith wants the decision to be taken completely out of the hands of the on-field umpires and left upstairs to the video room. But Cummins conceded an astonishing 24 runs from the last with Buttler smashing two sixes and a four in successive balls.
  • Supreme Court to Review Trump Travel Ban

    Supreme Court to Review Trump Travel Ban

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    The latest ban restricts travel from eight nations, six of them predominantly Muslim. As a result, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that "until further notice", DACA is back in place . The department announced it would immediately appeal to the Supreme Court Tuesday. From the beginning of the controversy over the entry restrictions, government lawyers have repeatedly argued that Congress has given the President exclusive authority to decide when to impose a ...
  • Durbin subject of Trump's tweets after DACA meeting

    Durbin subject of Trump's tweets after DACA meeting

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    Senator Richard Durbin, who was in the White House meeting, said the president had used the term. I'm not a racist. "I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed", said Mr Trump , who wanted to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the USA, questioned President Barack Obama's birthplace, called Mexicans "rapists" and criminals and who still wants to build a border wall with Mexico.