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Alexandra Sasnovich loses to Elina Svitolina in decisive match

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Svitolina, who is the big barrier to Australia's progress from the Fed Cup tie in Canberra next month against the Ukraine, made an exit in the semis of her past two visits to Brisbane . "But (making the) final, it's not enough for me". The finalist maybe some people forgot him, but the victor, no one. "Thanks to the Belarusian people for supporting me, my grandmother, my mother, my sister as well watching me on TV". Read More »

Sydney swelters in hottest day since 1939 as mercury hits 47.3C

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Penrith has had six days over 40 degrees so far this summer, he said. In the western suburbs, the mercury will soar to 45C in Penrith . An Ausgrid spokeswoman said while additional load on the network from the high temperatures had contributed to some of the outages, there were several other factors at play. Read More »

Shah: BJP will soon rise to power in Meghalaya

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Shah alleged that the development of Meghalaya is marred with the corrupt practices of the Congress government and the fund sanctioned are looted while over 45 percent youth remains unemployed, state suffers due to lack of doctors and tourism potential of the state remains untapped. Read More »

China promises to 'deal seriously' with sanctions violators

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Also today, the Chinese commerce ministry said that it would reduce exports of crude oil, refined oil products, steel, and other metals to North Korea, effective January 6, in line with the stricter sanctions that the United Nations Security Council passed in a resolution at the end of December. Read More »

Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in New Hampshire

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The Florida Lottery said the winning ticket was bought at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Port Richey. The identity of the victor was not immediately available. It now sits at $570 million and would be the eighth largest lottery prize in USA history. On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won a $337 million Powerball jackpot. Read More »

One Man Injured After Unknown Subject Explodes in Stockholm

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A 60-year-old man reportedly picked up an object from the floor outside the station and it blew up in his hand. According to the Aftonbladet newspaper, the item was a hand grenade, but that has not been confirmed. 'After talking to a person who was in the company of the injured party, it appears that the explosion was caused by an object from the ground'. Rescue official Lars-Ake Stevelind told Swedish broadcaster SVT that "someone has used some type of explosive material" for the object ... Read More »

Why Is China Building a Military Base in Pakistan, America's Newest Enemy?

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Trump administration officials, however, say that China and the US share common interests in Pakistan, especially when it comes to security and counter-terrorism. But China's decision comes not out of humanitarian goodness, but political and economic strategy. China came up with its One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative in 2013. Read More »

Donald Trump defends 'stable genius' tweets and brands book author 'a fraud'

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As for the tweets: "He feels he can go around the press and get his perspective out by tweeting", explained Mr Kelly. Speaking on U.S. television on Friday, she said that Mr Wolff had never interviewed Mr Trump despite having "repeatedly begged to see the president", describing him as "a guy who made up a lot of stories to try and sell books ". Read More »

U.S. freezes payment to United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees

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He made the statement on Twitter, blaming Palestinians for refusing to engage in Middle East peace talks. Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a state they seek to establish in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip. So, what's behind Trump's threats and what will it mean for US policy in the region? Trump's envoy to the United Nations, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, foreshadowed Trump's warning earlier Tuesday at the U.N. Read More »

North Korea 'likely to participate' in Winter Olympics

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Seoul has been keen to avoid any North Korean provocations immediately before or during the Games. The comments by Chang Ung, Pyongyang's representative to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), come a day after the North and South agreed to hold rare talks next week and follow Seoul and Washington's announcement that they would postpone joint military exercises that rile North Korea. Read More »

Trump ex-campaign manager Manafort sues US Justice Dept.

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Manafort and business partner Rick Gates were indicted in October as part of Mueller's probe on a slew of charges, including money laundering. "The actions of DOJ and Mr. In the new lawsuit, Manafort's lawyers argue that under federal regulations, the attorney general - or, in this case, Rosenstein, since Attorney General Jeff Sessions is recused from the Russian Federation probe - has to provide a "specific factual statement" about what a special counsel will investigate. Read More »

China: 32 crew members missing after oil tanker collides with bulk freighter

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All the 21 crew members on the cargo ship - who were Chinese nationals - were rescued, China's Ministry of Transport was cited as saying Sunday. The collision took place in waters about 160 sea miles east of the Yangtze River's estuary. The ministry said that the tanker was still afloat and burning Sunday morning 9 a.m. local time: "Until now, "SANCHI" is floating and still on fire". Read More »

Frigid weather causes South Florida iguanas to fall from trees

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Green iguanas, like all reptiles, are cold-blooded animals, so when the temperature falls to a certain level iguanas become immobile, said Kristen Sommers of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The wildlife commission has begun holding workshops to train homeowners and property managers to trap or manage iguanas. "Iguanas in their yard that they are not happy about, you've seen them further north in large numbers", Sommers said. Read More »

Rahul faces privilege notice in Lok Sabha over 'Jaitlie' tweet

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The following day, BJP MP Bhupender Yadav submitted a privilege notice against Rahul, saying the Congress president had "intentionally, maliciously and contemptuously" misspelt Jaitley's name. Sabha, said, "If it comes to privilege, ministers in the government have made many such comments which will attract privilege notices". "Let me categorically state that the honourable Prime Minister in his statements or speeches did not question, nor did he mean to question, the commitment to this ... Read More »

Former Watergate prosecutor: 'Conspiracy,' not collusion, is main issue in Russian Federation investigation

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The meeting, during the height of the presidential race, was between his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his campaign manager, Paul Manafort, along with Veselnitskaya, Akhmetshin. "Everything I have done is 100 per cent proper". "You will find out", he said when asked how The New York Times story was way off. Trump said that he stands with his Attorney General Jeff Sessions . Read More »

Donald Trump Doubles Down on 'Stable Genius' Tweet at Camp David

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Bannon's comments, including that it was "treasonous" and "unpatriotic" for Trump's son Donald Trump Jr, son-in-law Jared Kushner and campaign manager Paul Manafort to have met in 2016 with Russians said to have "dirt" on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, prompted Trump on Wednesday to rebuke his former adviser, saying Bannon had " lost his mind ". Read More »

Loved Ones Mourn Philly Fire Lieutenant Who Died in North Philly Blaze

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It grew to two alarms. Authorities said three firefighters were also injured, including one critically. The article removed the prior mention of a death. He was taken to Temple University Hospital where he was declared dead around 11 a.m. ET. Upon arrival, they found heavy fire and smoke showing from a row home . Read More »

Twitter refuses to mute world leaders like Donald Trump

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The social media platform wrote banning or removing "controversial" tweets from world leaders would, "hide important information people should be able to see and debate ". "We consider violent threats to be explicit statements of one's intent to kill or inflict serious physical harm against another person", says Twitter's rule page, "Please note that wishing or hoping that someone experiences serious physical harm, making vague threats, or threatening less serious forms of physical harm ... Read More »

Honorable SC bench can't give verdict against their 'favourite one', says Nawaz

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It was the first major public rally of ruling party after GT Road Rally following Sharif's ouster by Supreme Court's landmark July 28 verdict previous year. The PTI chairman said that those who give loan never give due respect. He expressed disappointment at the statements of Trump, adding that the USA has now alleged Pakistan of harbouring safe havens for terrorists due to its failure in war against terrorism. Read More »

U.S. freezes $1billion Pakistan aid over inaction against Taliban, Haqqanis

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Pakistan plans to seize control of charities and financial assets linked to the Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed , designated a terrorist by the US, according to officials and documents reviewed by Reuters. "We will fight a legal battle", Mujahid said in statement to Reuters, terming the government's move illegal. Hafiz Saeed's JuD and Falah-e-Insaniyat (FIF), both declared fronts for the Lashkar-e-Taiba terror group, are not banned but are included in the interior ministry's watch list. Read More »

Saudi princes arrested for protesting utility bills at ruling palace

The government is now attempting a major economic overhaul to reduce its dependence on oil revenues. Prince Mohammed believes the listing could value the company at $2 trillion, although industry analysts predict a much smaller figure. The change would also affect wholly-owned subsidiaries of the company, such as some domestic refineries. The Saudi Arabian Oil Company - known as Saudi Aramco - has been for 30 years a company that does not fall under the corporate system imposed by the ... Read More »

Pulse Nightclub Shooter's Wife Knew Husband Was Planning Islamist Attack

Her attorneys, however, claim she was never read her Miranda rights when being detained. Noor Salman - whose husband gunned down 49 people in the club - told investigators that she "knew that her husband was going to attack the Pulse nightclub" when he left the house on the night of June 11 previous year, according to documents obtained by USA Today . Read More »

Two killed in head-on Turnpike crash in Monroe Township

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A passing motorist struck Robateau about 6:20 a.m. while he was outside his vehicle, according to cops. He was pronounced dead at the scene, said New Jersey State Police Sgt. "We consider him on duty in JC being that he was looking to help someone which is what we want all JC officers to do all the time R.I.P Lt Chris Robateau", he said. Read More »

AAP B-team of BJP, says Ajay Maken

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On Saturday, Maken submitted to the RO that Gupta was "currently holding the office of a Trustee of NPS Trust", prompting the RO to ask for Gupta's response for "further decision on (the) nomination". Also, Returning Officer is not competent authority to adjudicate on (office of profit), EC (Election Commission) is. "Will this become an unending civil suit?" Quoting Arvind Kejriwal's statement in which he had said that the AAP will be a party with a difference, Maken said, "The difference ... Read More »

NASA Mourns Loss of Astronaut John Young, Visited the Moon Twice

He was the first person to fly in space six times from earth, and seven times counting his lunar liftoff in the Gemini, Apollo & Space Shuttle programs. Young was in NASA's second astronaut class, chosen in 1962, along with the likes of Neil Armstrong, Pete Conrad and James Lovell. He also orbited the Moon as part of Apollo 10 . Read More »

Friday's First Warning Forecast: Below zero wind chill

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Still, our temperatures have stayed below freezing and that will continue. The wind chill could make temperatures feel as low as 10- to 20-degrees below zero throughout Saturday . A wind chill warning is in effect for the higher elevations in western Virginia, where wind chills could get down to -25°. Our next weather maker will move in on Monday. Read More »

TRI Pointe Group (TPH) Lifted to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA) has risen 41.46% since January 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 20.29% the S&P500. The ratios of the return on assets (ROA) and the return on owner's equity (ROE) are the most used profitability ratios in the analysis while ROI deals with the invested cash in the company and the return the investor realize on that money based on the net profit of the business. Read More »

Rumours rife Imran has married a third time

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Mufti Saeed, who had officiated Khan's second marriage with TV anchor Reham Khan in 2015, reportedly performed the nikkah, according to The News . "The PTI chairperson began 2018 by tying the knot with the woman on the night of January 1 in Lahore and came straight from there the next day to appear before the anti-terrorism court in Islamabad that granted him bail", reported English daily The News . Read More »

Fire breaks out at Mumbai's Cine Vista studio

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The massive blaze graded as level 2, has spread in the entire Cinevista studio . No injuries or casualties have been reported. The incident comes in less than ten days after a deadly fire killed 14 people including 11 women, a lot of them in their 20s and early 30s in the city's Kamala Mills Compound. Read More »