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Jaws-dropping! World's 'biggest great white shark' snapped off Hawaii

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They are at the top of the ocean food chain and are normally only hunted by sperm whales or killer whales. Deep Blue, "the biggest great white in the world" was about "20ft" and was "hapai", a Hawaiian word meaning pregnant, she added. Divers on the scene swam cageless with the great white, which Ramsey said was "probably the most gentle white I've ever seen". "If you asked me right now, it would be freediving with, interacting with and photographing not one but multiple, different ... Read More »

House Republicans join Democrats to rebuke Trump on Russia moves

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Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ben Sasse (R-NE), voted to advance it to a final vote. The move followed the US Senate's failure to secure enough votes to bar the Treasury from lifting sanctions on the three companies. The deadline for Congress to disapprove of the sanctions is Thursday. Speaking after the Senate meeting, he said the sanctions "shouldn't be a political issue". Read More »

Trump's new missile defense strategy eyes space-based sensors

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The Pentagon's new Missile Defense Review highlights new space capabilities that could become the next layer of missile defense to deal with the threat of ballistic missile threats posed by North Korea and Iran . "In a time of rapidly evolving threats, we must be certain that our defensive capabilities are unrivalled and unmatched anywhere in the world", Trump said. Read More »

Scientist eaten alive by 5m crocodile she was feeding

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The woman, named as Deasy Tuwo , is said to have been dragged into the reptile's enclosure after it leapt up an 8ft-high concrete wall to grab her. When her co-workers arrived Friday morning, they noticed something odd in the water. After eating the scientist, people saw the giant crocodile lying on the ground with her remaining body inside his jaws. A quiet person . We're confused about how this happened. Read More »

Sheriff defends Jayme Closs 911 response

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On their way, officers passed the suspect, 21-year-old Jake Thomas Patterson , who they would later stop and arrest within the hour for the alleged kidnapping and the murders of Jayme's parents. Public Defenders Richard Jones and Charles Glynn, who represent Patterson, spoke with CNN affiliate WCCO before Monday's court appearance but did not share specifics about the case or confirm that Patterson had confessed. Read More »

Millions take plunge in giant Indian religious festival

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More than 130 million pilgrims are expected to participate in the festival with the belief that taking a dip in the holy water of the Ganga will pave the way for their salvation and would rid them of their sins. More than 16 lakh devotees took a holy dip at the Sangam on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti marking the onset of the Kumbh Mela . A cooking gas cylinder exploded in a tent at the Digambar Ani Akhara at the Kumbh Mela site here on Monday, triggering a massive fire, ... Read More »

'Hostage politics': Death sentence heightens China, Canada tensions

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In a move that observers see as retaliatory, Chinese authorities detained two Canadian citizens - former diplomat Michael Kovrig and business consultant Michael Spavor - on suspicion of endangering national security. Trudeau told reporters in Ottawa. But China responded on Tuesday with a travel warning, saying a Chinese citizen has recently been "arbitrarily detained by law enforcement authorities because of a request by a third country". Read More »

Pound swings wildly after May's Brexit deal defeated

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Let's not forget, she campaigned as a "Remainer" when the vote was taken in June 2016, but as leader she has vowed to carry out the will of the people. "I don't think she even asked to get rid of the backstop". Even if the deal is roundly rejected by MPs, it is thought likely that Mrs May will go back to Brussels to seek further concessions on the backstop in the hope of making it acceptable in Westminster. Read More »

Revolutionary Guards commander warns Israel Iran will retaliate for Syria strikes

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that he would "advise" the Iranians to leave Syria "as quickly as possible" after an Iranian minister claimed Tehran only has anti-terrorms "advisors" in the war-battered country. Israel previously admitted to having conducted airstrikes in Syria, stating that it was targeting Iranian military facilities, located in the Arab Republic. Read More »

Decision Time as British MPs Vote on Brexit Deal

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On Monday, Theresa May warned that if MPs vote down the deal then it could lead to the break-up of the UK . Acknowledging the scale of the defeat, the Prime Minister said she would allow time for the House of Commons to debate the motion on Wednesday . Read More »

USA government shutdown causes travel delays for Canadians

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Controllers across the country started seeing pay stubs on Thursday showing that they are receiving no pay for their work guiding planes to airports nationwide. "If we don't have appropriations by midweek or so, (officers) will miss their first paycheck ". While furloughed federal workers have been given back pay in previous shutdowns, there is no guarantee that will happen this time. Read More »

Malindo Air cabin crew member arrested in Australian drug bust

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Police have busted an worldwide drug syndicate that they allege has been using airline cabin crew on board flights from Malaysia to smuggle drugs into Australia over a number of years. AFP Commander Amanda Kates said the operation was a great success and a strong example of the excellent cooperation between the State and Commonwealth law enforcement agencies. Read More »

Hunger striker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'urged to spy for Iran'

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Iranian interrogators attempted to get a British-Iranian mother detained in Tehran to spy on the United Kingdom in exchange for her freedom, her husband has said. UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt summoned on Monday the Iranian ambassador to London to protest against the detention conditions of a UK-Iranian mother held in Iranian jail. Read More »

Russia Warns Japan on Islands Dispute as Peace Talks Resume

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The meeting was arranged after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed that their countries would speed up the negotiations based on a 1956 joint declaration. Lavrov also said that a statement by an aide to Abe suggesting that resolving the dispute would help Japan and the United States deter China was " outrageous ", and claimed it raised questions about the independence of Japanese foreign policy. Read More »

US assessment raises concerns over China attacking Taiwan

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However, in meetings with Pentagon leaders, PLA officials have long described Taiwan as China's most sensitive issue. China's rapidly modernizing military is quickly closing the gap with the USA and its allies and may soon be tempted to test the status quo with Taiwan, a stark report from the Defense Department's intelligence directorate concluded. Read More »

This eerily ideal circle of ice is floating in a ME river

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The formation in the Presumpscot River in Greater Portland has drawn comparisons to an alien spacecraft, a carousel and the moon. Bertlesman estimated that the ice disk was about 100 yards in diameter, which would make it one of the largest on record - if not the biggest ever. Read More »

Mueller says Gates' cooperation continues, a possible sign investigation isn't done yet

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At the time, Manafort was awaiting trial in Virginia on bank- and tax-fraud charges. Here's the first part of the special counsel's filing re: proof that Manafort lied, it's a declaration from an Federal Bureau of Investigation spec. In several interviews and before grand jurors, Manafort gave "various accounts concerning his communications with Kilimnik", including a meeting in NY. Read More »

Government wants to force councils to hold citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has rejected claims from Labor that he has politicised Australia Day by introducing new requirements for citizenship ceremonies. The new code will be formally introduced in the first half of this year, and once official, councils choosing not to hold a citizenship ceremony on Australia Day will lose their ability to host citizenship ceremonies entirely. Read More »

‘El Chapo’ paid former Mexican president $100M bribe, court witness claims

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He also confirmed telling prosecutors that Mr Pena Nieto had initially asked for $250m, and that El Chapo claimed he had received a message from the president saying he no longer needed to live in hiding. The defence strategy for eliciting testimony about Guzman making bribes wasn't immediately clear. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan, however, refused to allow Guzman's lawyers to question Zambada's brother about the alleged bribes a year ago. Read More »

EU Willing to Extend Brexit Transition Period - Letter to May

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Earlier this month, May spoke with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to secure concessions from Brussels to help get her Brexit deal through parliament. The Irish border backstop is the key sticking point for many Tory Brexiteers who fear the arrangement could keep the United Kingdom trapped in a customs union with the EU indefinitely. Read More »

Chrystia Freeland: Canada Asked China To Spare Canadian Sentenced To Death

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Later that month, the High People's Court of Liaoning Province ordered a retrial regarding the charges against another Canadian national, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg , who had been sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug smuggling in November by a lower court, after prosecutors called for him to receive a harsher punishment, citing "new evidence" showing that he was part of an worldwide drug trafficking syndicate. Read More »

President Trump serves fast food dinner on silver platters

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The US president has chose to share his passion for " great American food " with the NCAA champion Clemson Tigers, serving the collection of burgers, fries and pizzas from US fast food chains at the White House . At what point do we acknowledge the fact that Trump is nearly certainly dyslexic but too insecure to admit it. As of Tuesday afternoon, Burger King's tweet had been liked over 62,000 times. Read More »

Shocking video captures child falling out of moving vehicle

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The man then pulled his vehicle over to the side of the road and waited for the child's mother to circle around and come back for the child, according to Daniel Schisel, public safety commander of the city of Mankato. The child was released to her mother, he said. The auto door can then be seen closing as the vehicle continues to drive. Passersby and nearby workers said they saw Mankato police, paramedics and firefighters respond. Read More »