• Quake of 5.2 magnitude in southeastern Iran injures at least 23
Quake of 5.2 magnitude in southeastern Iran injures at least 23

The quake hit Malard, about 40 km (25 miles) southwest of Tehran, at 23:28 Wednesday local time. The natural disaster was also felt in the cities of Karaj, Qom, Qazvin and Arak according to state TV. The head of Tehran's Crisis Management Organization, Ahmad Sadeghi, had earlier told reporters that "the quake can have more aftershocks". Univers...

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  • Iran: reports that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is 'eligible for early release' welcomed
Iran: reports that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is 'eligible for early release' welcomed

Ratcliffe told Sky News that nothing had been confirmed officially and that "there is still some paperwork" to complete. The development comes less than two weeks after the foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, visited Tehran and argued for her release on humanitarian grounds.

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  • Liverpool FC star Philippe Coutinho agrees huge contract with Barcelona
Liverpool FC star Philippe Coutinho agrees huge contract with Barcelona

The La Liga leaders are expected to renew their interest in the Liverpool playmaker after having multiple bids turned down in the previous window. Rakitic feels he still has plenty of years left in his legs and doesn't want to spend them as a bit-part player - even with the prospect of more title glory at Barca.

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  • Report Claims North Korea Preparing Anthrax Warheads
Report Claims North Korea Preparing Anthrax Warheads

KCNA called the U.S. claims "groundless" and said it was just an excuse for harsher sanctions after President Donald Trump labelled North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. The marriage of biological weapons with long range missiles at first glance sounds like nightmare fuel, but sounds weird given the country's emphasis on nuclear weapons.

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  • Angry parents pull kids from class over Ivanka Trump visit
Angry parents pull kids from class over Ivanka Trump visit

The visit by the first daughter to Norwalk Early College Academy at Norwalk High School wasn't announced until it happened on Monday morning, due to security reasons. HollywoodLifers , what do you think about Ivanka's visit and the outrage it caused? Some parents who do not agree with her father, President Donald Trump's policies abruptly pul...

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  • Cruise Passengers Dead After Tour Excursion Bus Crashes in Mexico
Cruise Passengers Dead After Tour Excursion Bus Crashes in Mexico

The dead include a child, the agency said in a statement. The ships, the Celebrity Equinox and the Serenade of the Seas, each with a capacity of more than 2,400 passengers, were sailing from Florida on week-long Caribbean voyages. The passengers on the bus were from two cruise ships run by Royal Caribbean , a major United States company based in...

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  • Bitcoin exchange goes bust after hack
Bitcoin exchange goes bust after hack

Fears about the safety of bitcoin investments were heightened yesterday after a digital currency exchange in South Korea collapsed, saying that hackers had stolen a significant proportion of its assets. From early Tuesday to Wednesday afternoon, the bitcoin price plunged more than 10%, partly due to fears brought on by the Youbit bankruptcy. ...

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  • Trump's Approval Rating Dips Even Further to 35 Percent
Trump's Approval Rating Dips Even Further to 35 Percent

When the same question was asked in November 2013, during Barack Obama's administration, 49 percent of voters said they would choose a Republican while 47 percent said they would vote Democrat in the next midterm election. Thirty-six percent of those polled said they would definitely or probably cast a ballot of Trump. Other polls have listed Tru...

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  • Steelers' Antonio Brown ruled out vs. Texans
Steelers' Antonio Brown ruled out vs. Texans

The Steelers were on the cusp of getting the win until things went a bit haywire in the final moments tilting the scales for the defending Super Bowl champions. Martavis Bryant and JuJu Smith-Schuster made big plays in Brown's absence. The pair will doubtlessly have increased roles in the next two weeks and potentially into the postseason, granted...

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  • China: Trump's security policy shows Cold War mentality
China: Trump's security policy shows Cold War mentality

However, the spokesman said the document also contained "some modest positive points", including a willingness to cooperate in areas that correspond to USA interests. He said that the new U.S. security strategy shows "an unwillingness to give up the idea of a unipolar world - moreover, an insistent unwillingness, disregard for a multipolar world".

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  • Lawsuit Accuses Former 49ers Player Jarryd Hayne Of Rape
Lawsuit Accuses Former 49ers Player Jarryd Hayne Of Rape

According to the lawsuit, the district attorney told the woman that there was not enough evidence to prove the crime. Qutami said that Hayne cooperated with a police investigation at the time. He added, that while his client would have rather seen criminal prosecution, "the civil justice system is still a meaningful option for individuals to hold p...

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  • Theresa May ally Damian Green resigns from UK Cabinet
Theresa May ally Damian Green resigns from UK Cabinet

May added that the report concluded that Green's "conduct as a minister has generally been both professional and proper", though it said Maltby's allegations against Green to be "plausible". Damian Green has never been a politician with a huge public persona, or even a hugely well-known character. The government, so the joke in Westminster goes, ...

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  • Body camera video shows Florida officer dragged by vehicle
Body camera video shows Florida officer dragged by vehicle

A clear bag with an unknown substance were also spotted inside the vehicle. The whole thing was caught on Officer Cusack's body camera. Officer Cusack will survive, but suffered injuries that require surgery. On his way to Century Village's Pembroke Road and 129th Avenue exit, Cabrera allegedly tried to ram into Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue tru...

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  • FDLE investigates allegations against Sen. Jack Latvala
FDLE investigates allegations against Sen. Jack Latvala

Swanson recommended that the allegations may have violated ethics rules and laws against public corruption, and recommended referring the matter to law enforcement. Swanson also took into consideration the testimony of a former lobbyist who claimed that Latvala "touched her and groped her in an unwelcome manner" and that the Senator had proposition...

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  • Trump Rips WaPo Report About Revoking Gorsuch Nomination
Trump Rips WaPo Report About Revoking Gorsuch Nomination

A report by The Washington Post about President Donald Trump allegedly thinking about rescinding Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination sheds new light on the president. Trump was reportedly upset by comments Gorsuch made defending the judiciary. . White House legislative director Marc Short told the Post that "the process obviously ...

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  • Isaiah Thomas Looks to Make Cavaliers Debut First Week of 2018
Isaiah Thomas Looks to Make Cavaliers Debut First Week of 2018

ESPN's Dave McMenamin has also reported that he's unlikely to make his season debut when the Cavaliers take on the Warriors since he won't have much time to prepare for the matchup. The Cavaliers were initially targeting a mid-December return for the All-Star guard, but Shams Charania of The Vertical has reported that they're now looking t...

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  • Trudeau's tropical vacation broke rules, says ethics czar
Trudeau's tropical vacation broke rules, says ethics czar

Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson was investigating Trudeau's trip for much of the year. A March 2016 trip to Bells Cay taken by members of his family also created a predicament for the prime minister. There is an exception in the Act for gifts or other advantages from relatives and friends, but it did not apply in this case, as the Commissioner de...

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  • More than 13000 wreaths placed on graves to honor fallen soldiers
More than 13000 wreaths placed on graves to honor fallen soldiers

Rita Cub Scout Pack No. 522, which laid wreaths at St. Mary's Cemetery in Alexandria. Morrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath Co . in Harrington, Maine, is better known as the man behind Wreaths Across America , a nonprofit organization dedicated to remembering and honoring veterans during the holidays.

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  • White House Official Explains Reason Behind Delay of Pence's Mid East Visit
White House Official Explains Reason Behind Delay of Pence's Mid East Visit

The vote has been scheduled for Tuesday, but could be delayed further as some Republican Senators are expected to be a no-show for health and other reasons. Vice President Mike Pence will be delaying his upcoming trip to Israel and Egypt for the second time in the last week, according to his office. His office announced the delay on Monday.

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  • Al Franken just finally announced when he will resign
Al Franken just finally announced when he will resign

Sen. The 66-year-old former comedian from Minnesota had been seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party, but faced growing calls from fellow Senate Democrats to step down as allegations against him mounted. The rhetoric of "justice" will be employed, while simultaneously vowing to hunt down real "anti-woman" offenders (i.e., Republicans). I wo...

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  • Animatronic President Trump debuts at Disney's 'Hall of Presidents'
Animatronic President Trump debuts at Disney's 'Hall of Presidents'

Another was of the opinion that "the Trump robot in the Hall of Presidents looks like a 71-year-old Chucky doll". The robot continues: "Above all, to be American is to be an optimist". "The hall was meant to reopen on June 30, but will now be open from Tuesday", wrote a third one. You can view the full show here. During the approximately 25...

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  • Democrat wins recount in Virginia House race
Democrat wins recount in Virginia House race

Her opponent, Republican David Yancey, had a 10-vote lead ahead of a recount Tuesday, but in the recount Simonds garnered 11,608 votes to Yancey's 11,607. "We are one vote closer to expanding Medicaid and extending access to affordable health care to almost 400,000 people", they wrote . Even more stunning than the defeat is how Simonds won 11,60...

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  • Insurance For 3000 Kids In Wyoming In Congress's Hands
Insurance For 3000 Kids In Wyoming In Congress's Hands

The House of Representatives passed long-term CHIP funding that is awaiting action in the Senate. CHIP was also damaged by Obamacare, and Congress so far has missed the opportunity to fully undo the damage there, as well. But in many states, the result has been that CHIP kids end up at the mercy of their state's bureaucratic decisions. To avoid...

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  • GSP Looking For Mega-Fight With Mayweather Or McGregor Next Says Coach
GSP Looking For Mega-Fight With Mayweather Or McGregor Next Says Coach

Georges will come back for a big, exciting fight". The name conspicious by it's absence there was current welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who would seem to have been the most obvious opponent for GSP next now that he's moved away from the 185lb division.

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  • Islanders' arena bid picked for Belmont Park
Islanders' arena bid picked for Belmont Park

The Islanders' proposal was selected over New York City FC, a soccer team partially owned by the Yankees. A press conference announcing the victor is scheduled for 11 a.m. However, they will play at Barclays through the 2018-19 season before leaving. The Belmont news comes at a great time for the Islanders and their faithful.

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  • Senate Banking Committee rejects Trump's pick to lead the Export-Import Bank
Senate Banking Committee rejects Trump's pick to lead the Export-Import Bank

In 2015, Garrett led a conservative effort to abolish the bank. "I believe he's a principled man who simply believes in the abolishment of the bank", said Senator Mike Rounds of South Dakota, who voted against Garrett along with South Carolina Republican Tim Scott and all Democrats on the panel.

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  • Japan Approves Deployment of US Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Systems
Japan Approves Deployment of US Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Systems

Japan now has a two-layer missile shield: a ship-based Aegis system aimed at stopping short and intermediate-range ballistic missiles mid-flight, and ground-based PAC-3 interceptors to destroy warheads in their final stages of flight. The purchase cost of each system could be at least 100 billion yen ($888 million), Mainchi quoted unnamed Defen...

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  • Feds reportedly spent $22M on mysterious UFO program
Feds reportedly spent $22M on mysterious UFO program

Experts doubted the shadowy unit would have uncovered anything new. "We don't know the answers but we have plenty of evidence to support asking the questions". Under Bigelow's direction, the company modified buildings in Las Vegas for the storage of metal alloys and other materials that Elizondo and program contractors said had been recovered fro...

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  • Major League Soccer making 'significant announcement' in Nashville on Wednesday
Major League Soccer making 'significant announcement' in Nashville on Wednesday

The league has said it would prefer expansion cities to have soccer-specific stadiums, and in April asked that the Detroit bid include a new stadium. However, on Tuesday the league announced it would make a "special announcement" in Nashville on Wednesday. If a soccer team comes to Music City, a stadium would likely be built at the fairground...

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  • GOP set to roll $1.5T final tax bill through House, Senate
GOP set to roll $1.5T final tax bill through House, Senate

Twelve Republicans also voted against the measure. It doubles the standard deduction used by about two-thirds of USA households, to $24,000 for married couples, also ending in eight years. The Joint Committee on Taxation, Congress's official tax scorekeeper, projected an earlier version of the bill would add $1 trillion to the deficit over a de...

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  • IOF Arrests Palestinian Girl Ahed Tamimi in Ramallah
IOF Arrests Palestinian Girl Ahed Tamimi in Ramallah

The army had also posted that "It was wrong not to arrest her immediately, because she tried to block the soldiers' mission". In the video , Ahed is seen approaching the soldiers along with two other girls and then hitting them. Ahed and her mother manager to pull the soldier of her brother and free him. Tamimi, who has been nicknamed "Shirley...

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  • Word ban or no word ban at the CDC?
Word ban or no word ban at the CDC?

The Post reported that the list of banned terms arose from a 90-minute meeting held Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget, and that no explanation for the changes was given. It announced it would no longer interpret the Affordable Care Act to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity. "We will continue to talk abou...

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  • Virginia woman found dead in woods, mauled by her two pit bulls
Virginia woman found dead in woods, mauled by her two pit bulls

Although Dr. Amy Learn, a veterinarian at Cary Street Veterinary Hospital, did not know Stephens or her dogs, she said that "dogs don't typically just out of the blue attack their owners, so there is typically some kind of provocation". One friend told local media that the dogs were gentle; "they'd kill you with kisses", Barbara Norris told WWBT ...

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  • Twitter suspends accounts of British far-right group leaders
Twitter suspends accounts of British far-right group leaders

Fransen and Golding were arrested in Belfast last week for allegedly stirring up hatred. Sun Online has contacted Twitter for comment. The new guidelines target accounts from groups that explicitly call for violence against individuals or ethnic and other social groups, for example, or make clear that their main objective is to promote violen...

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  • Protests against new Austrian government
Protests against new Austrian government

Theresa May has congratulated Austria's new chancellor Sebastian Kurz on the formation of his government amid protests against his coalition with the right-wing nationalist Freedom Party. While 17 years ago, a far-right party's political win and government role was unprecedented in post-war Europe, now far-right parties enjoy support from a large...

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