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Five dead as heavy snow hits parts of the US

Five dead as heavy snow hits parts of the US

The weather system, which started as rain from Mexico but has since turned into snow , is forecast to affect an 2,900 km swath of the United States from Colorado to the Mid-Atlantic. The Southeast has seen abundant precipitation in December and January, and the additional rain could put a strain on rivers already high. As the storm heads east, up to 16 inches (41 cm) of snow were likely in western Missouri and St. Read More

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UK PM May: Failure to Back Her Brexit Plan Would Be ‘Catastrophic’

UK PM May: Failure to Back Her Brexit Plan Would Be ‘Catastrophic’

My message to Parliament this weekend is simple: it is time to forget the games and do what is right for our country. The Transport Secretary added that the millions who voted to Leave the European Union would feel "cheated" and putting a stop to Britain's withdrawal from the EU could end centuries of "moderate" politics the United Kingdom has enjoyed since the English Civil War. Read More

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Woman dies after getting trapped in Toronto clothing donation bin

Woman dies after getting trapped in Toronto clothing donation bin

She was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said. Residents said the donation box the woman was trapped in was a relatively new addition to the neighbourhood. How to prevent future deaths? The City of Burnaby is asking all not-for- profit companies in the city to remove their clothing donation bins after several fatalities, including one in West Vancouver just over a week ago. Read More

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Saudi woman leaves Bangkok airport hotel room

Saudi woman leaves Bangkok airport hotel room

We did not send her back to die", he said on Facebook . Her plight mirrors that of other Saudi women who in recent years have turned to social media to amplify their calls for help while trying to flee abusive families. Surachate said Alqunun's father and brother were due to arrive soon in Bangkok , but that it was her decision whether to meet with them. Desperate, al-Qunun barricaded herself inside an airport hotel room, and demanded to meet with United Nations officials. Read More

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Trump threatens to stop federal aid for California wildfires

Trump threatens to stop federal aid for California wildfires

He later re-sent the message after correcting the spelling of "forest". Trump has repeatedly blamed California officials for failing to manage the state's forests, but numerous areas affected by fire are not forests at all. "There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor". Fortune reached out to FEMA for comment Wednesday. Read More

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Saudi women to receive divorce notice by text messages

Saudi women to receive divorce notice by text messages

According to a new law enacted in Saudi Arabia , women who are being served a divorce by their husbands will be notified of their new marriage status through a text message. Saudi women are subject to male guardianship laws . A decades long ban on female driving was lifted on June 24, while Saudi has also awarded licences to its first female pilots this year. Read More

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Here's where the next Trump-Kim summit may take place

Here's where the next Trump-Kim summit may take place

South Korean lawmaker Kim Min-ki said an official from Seoul's National Intelligence Service shared the information during a closed-door briefing. As a tit-for-tat tariff war waged by Trump early past year has shown signs of choking China's economic growth, Xi "really wants to resolve the trade dispute with the United States", the diplomat said, adding, "North Korea can be a very good bargaining chip". Read More

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Trump digs in on wall, as shutdown enters week 3

Trump digs in on wall, as shutdown enters week 3

One of the officials says no new meetings have been scheduled. But Democrats have made clear they see a wall as immoral and ineffective and prefer other types of border security funded at already agreed upon levels. "Our goal in the meeting at the White House was to open up government", Pelosi said. "I can relate, and I'm sure the people who are on the receiving end will make adjustments; they always do", Trump said. Read More

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US House passes bills that would end government shutdown, without wall funds

US House passes bills that would end government shutdown, without wall funds

The legislation comes 13 days after about a quarter of the U.S. government shut down and on the first day of a Democrat-controlled House. "We're trying to open up government", Pelosi said on Thursday. Overnight, Democratic Rep-elect Ilhan Omar of Minnesota tweeted a picture with her family at the airport. Cory Gardner of Colorado and Susan Collins of ME - the only Senate Republicans running for reelection in states Trump lost - pointed to cracks within the GOP that could grow as the ... Read More

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U.S. issues new China travel warning amid detentions

U.S. issues new China travel warning amid detentions

December 13: Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer accuses Trudeau of taking a "naive approach" to China, leaving Canada without "the leverage that we might otherwise have" to resolve the situation. China insists the detention of both men is not linked to Ms Meng's arrest, but many analysts believe it was a tit-for-tat action. The new State Department warning also follows the arrest of several Chinese nationals in the U.S. Read More

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Saudi prosecutor will seek death penalties in Khashoggi case

Saudi prosecutor will seek death penalties in Khashoggi case

Speaking to press members in Geneva , Ravina Shamdasani reiterated the office's call for an independent investigation, "with global involvement", into the incident. The prosecutor's office said ten other suspects were still under investigation. Prosecutors announced that 11 suspects in the slaying attended their first court hearing with lawyers, however they have not been named. Read More

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Pelosi Critic Admits House Dems Are Now 'Absolutely' United Behind Her

Pelosi Critic Admits House Dems Are Now 'Absolutely' United Behind Her

Trump. His demand infuriated many Republicans who had been working to avoid a shutdown, but most have followed his lead and are insisting Democrats broker some sort of compromise. The partial government shutdown , which started over the debate on whether to include funding for a border wall, has now entered its 12th day. The partial shutdown is affecting about a quarter of the federal government, and 800,000 federal employees. Read More

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North Korea could consider change of tack, Kim warns

North Korea could consider change of tack, Kim warns

He, however, added that if Washington failed to deliver on its promises and continued enforcing sanctions, Pyongyang would have "no other choice but take a different path". These are the Gaeseong industrial park in North Korea, where South Korean factories use North Korean labor, and the Mount Geumgang resort in North Korea. Read More

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More than 60 dead in Philippines storm

More than 60 dead in Philippines storm

At least 17 people are still missing and more than 40,000 were displaced nationwide due to the storm, the civil defence office said. In nearby Tiwi town, also in Albay province, four people were also killed in a separate landslide, the regional disaster relief agency said. Read More

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'Ask Her Psychiatrist': Trump Mocks Elizabeth Warren Over Potential Presidential Run

'Ask Her Psychiatrist': Trump Mocks Elizabeth Warren Over Potential Presidential Run

After she delivered a sermonette on the need for stricter financial regulation during a 2010 appearance on The Daily Show, the show's host, Jon Stewart, famously asked her, "Can I kiss you?" "I'm in this fight for hard-working families". "Well, that I don't know", Trump answered. Sen. Elizabeth Warren , D-Mass., was first elected in 2012. "Warren has a lot of convincing to do", adding the same is true of many other Democratic contenders. Read More

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