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Jacinda Ardern: 'Hard to ignore human face of Manus Island crisis'

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I believe I could house and find jobs for 6. New Zealand's new prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said Thursday her nation's offer to accept some of the detainees still remains. 'At the same time, they were struggling with tropical mosquitoes. Staff have abandoned the camp, power and running water has been cut off, and the last food packs were distributed on Sunday night. Read More »

PM moves ex-recruiter Smith to chief whip

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Williamson was appointed on Thursday morning following Sir Michael Fallon's shock resignation as defence secretary on Wednesday evening after he was implicated in the Westminster sexual harassment scandal. In the past, Williamson consistently voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted in favor. One Tory former minister, who did not want to be named, said: 'The feeling is it's just a move that demonstrates Theresa May's own weakness by ... Read More »

Trump will not visit DMZ during Asia trip

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President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster did not seem anxious when asked if there are concerns about President Trump's safety during his upcoming trip to the tense Korean Peninsula, noting the "capable" U.S. His proximity to Kim Jong Un's hermit kingdom will be a security nightmare for White House organisers and their Seoul counterparts. President Xi may be asked to further reduce China's oil shipments to North Korea , and to slap restrictions on coal imports and ... Read More »

Lamar Smith, sponsor of SOPA and antagonist of scientists, to retire

Smith's district covers the majority of West Campus and reaches all the way south and east of Austin to San Antonio and Fredericksburg. Smith was first elected to the House in 1986. According to the Dallas Morning News, Smith was known for his denials of climate change, including the rejection of a 2014 Obama administration climate report. Read More »

Open enrollment 2018 in Oregon: What you need to know

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Under the law, you have a 90-day grace period in which to catch up on unpaid premiums. Reporting these changes promptly will help you get the proper type and amount of financial assistance. You claim the premium tax credit and reconcile the credit with the amount of your advance credit payments for the year on Form 8962. Signature Obamacare provisions are still in place: Once you're enrolled in a 2018 plan, it's not subject to change; health insurance still must cover "essential health ... Read More »

Franken: Sessions 'seems to have problems telling the truth'

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Now, however, Sessions has reportedly changed his tune. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders has said the president has no recollection of specifics of the meeting. "Is that what you're saying?" "If anyone has any doubt about it, they can ask the more than 500 criminals whom the Department of Justice has convicted of terrorism-related offenses since 9/11", Sessions said. Read More »

U.S. bombers fly North Korean 'strike' exercise

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It said Japanese and South Korean fighter jets carried out a sequenced mission with the U.S. bombers. "The gangster-like USA imperialists are ceaselessly resorting to their frantic nuclear threat and blackmail to stifle the DPRK with nukes at any cost", a post from KCNA said. Read More »

Ahmedabad-Mumbai rail route faces Rs 30 crore loss in 3 months

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According to the RTI reply, only in the past one quarter, the Western Railway's staggering losses on this sector is almost Rs 30 crore, or around Rs. 10 crore per month. 88,000 crore at 0.1 per cent interest, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe, laid the foundation stone for the proposed Ahmedabad-Mumbai High-Speed Rail Network. Read More »

North Korean defector warns pre-emptive United States strike would trigger 'automatic retaliation'

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He suggested first disrupting the deification of Kim Jong-un by disseminating information about him and forcing North Koreans to question the circumstances of his birth. "North Korean officers are trained to press their button without any further instructions from the general command if anything happens on their side", he told the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Read More »

Mamata meets Uddhav, lauds him for doing the 'right thing'

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Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut recently stated that the Uddhav Thackeray-led party has begun preparations for the Lok Sabha and assembly polls of 2019 and it is ready to fight elections whether or not there is an alliance with the BJP. Incidentally, both the Shiv Sena, which is a partner in the NDA government at the centre and the state, and the Trinamool are at daggers drawn with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on a variety of issues including demonetisation and GST implementation. Read More »

Mueller Revelations Put Sessions in Awkward Political Position

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Clovis, who now serves as a senior White House adviser to the Department of Agriculture, was Papadopoulos's "campaign supervisor" on the Trump campaign, The Washington Post reported earlier this week. Republican Sen. John Cornyn said, "I certainly think it's a legitimate area of inquiry", CNN reported. But an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent's affidavit supporting criminal charges against Papadopoulos said he also claimed in an email that top Trump campaign officials, who weren't ... Read More »

United States votes against UN resolution calling for end to Cuba embargo

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But a year ago, under President Barack Obama, the USA abstained for the first time, as Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro moved forward with the historic warming of relations between the former Cold War foes. Congress can lift the full embargo, put in place more than 50 years ago. "The United States does not fear isolation in this chamber, or anywhere else". Read More »

Universal Orlando releases details about upcoming Fast & Furious attraction

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And some theme parks fans may have noticed that the Orlando version of Fast and Furious: Supercharged sounds an terrible lot like the west coast version in its basic structure. The aforementioned Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon offers a fun-filled attraction using cutting edge 3D technology, while Universal Orlando opened its newest theme park Volcano Bay this summer to much fanfare-it's a sprawling, surprisingly thrilling twist on your traditional water park. Read More »

1 injured, 1 in custody after 'small device detonated' on UNC's campus

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Police said the explosive was detonated on an iconic "Davie Poplar" tree on campus. "You've witnessed the anti-Christ!" as he was on the ground being detained. Campus officials advised students and staff to avoid the area. Police in Carrboro also closed a section of west weaver street after a suspicious package was found. Read More »

Paul Manafort, Richard Gates ordered to remain on home arrest, bail unchanged

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A $10 million bond was set for Manafort and $5 million for Gates. They sat across from each other while their lawyers sorted through the preliminary details of their case. They claim he has strong family ties in the United States, including a wife of nearly 40 years, two daughters and children, and his assets are mostly in the US. Read More »

Trump Is Reportedly Blaming Son-In-Law Kushner For Mueller Probe

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Much as in Edgar Allen Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, the steady thump-thump-thump of Mueller's investigation is causing panic in the White House, according to a new Vanity Fair piece. President Donald Trump blames Jared Kushner for some of the decisions that led to special counsel Robert Mueller's appointment, according to a report in Vanity Fair . Read More »

Report finds jump in anti-Semitic incidents

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The ADL logged a total of 1,299 anti-Semitic incidents from January 1 to September 30, according to the organization's latest report, dwarfing the 488 incidents reported during the same period in 2016 and already surpassing last year's 12-month tally of 1,266 recorded incidents. Read More »

Trump blames NY terrorist attack on Sen. Schumer and immigration policies

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The Diversity Visa Lottery Program originated in a bill that was introduced in 1990 by US lawmaker Chuck Schumer (then a member of the US House of Representatives) and subsequently absorbed into a broader immigration bill that was passed with the votes of Democrats and Republicans and signed by then-President George H.W. Read More »

Ubisoft Addresses 'Assassin's Creed Origins' DRM Issues

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A couple of days ago, we informed you about a Assassin's Creed Origins rumour, suggesting that its protection system was causing performance issues. It's anti-consumer and a disgusting move", said noted game cracker Volski to Torrenfreak . While Ubisoft's additional anti-piracy measure is great for business, Volski also added that players with low-mid range CPUs and who are also on a budget will be the most affected. Read More »

Set your clocks back an hour as Daylight Saving Time ends

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Hawaii and Arizona , for example, do not observe Daylight Savings, with the exception of the Navajo Nation in Arizona. Those regions that don't observe the time change include US territories such as American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Read More »

Turkey jumps 9 places in World Bank business report

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DTF measure shows the distance of each economy to the "frontier", which represents the best performance observed on each of the indicators across all economies in the Doing Business sample since 2005. Turkey's overall distance to frontier (DTF) score increased to 69.14 from 67.98 while the regional average DTF in the Europe and Central Asia was 71.33, the report said. Read More »

Rick Perry believes fossil fuels can prevent sexual assault

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Electricity, Perry said, was important for Africans who couldn't read by fires because of the fumes emitted. "When the lights are on, when you have light that shines, the righteousness, if you will, on those types of acts". Even without that information, people are angry and calling for his resignation. Women, and particularly women of color, are among some of the most severely impacted by the climate crisis, and it is these same communities that are most at risk of sexual assault. Read More »