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Three Puppies Rescued Five Days After Italy Hotel Avalanche

Three Puppies Rescued Five Days After Italy Hotel Avalanche

The other bodies found so far have all been recovered and funerals for two of them - both employees of the hotel - were set to take place Tuesday. Now, Italian media has published emails sent by the manager, Bruno Di Tommaso , to a number of officials, including the local police chief, to say the guests were "terrified by the earthquakes" and request intervention. Read More

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Mexican drug kingpin 'El Chapo' pleads not guilty in USA court

Mexican drug kingpin 'El Chapo' pleads not guilty in USA court

For decades, USA authorities have been preparing to prosecute one of the world's most feared drug traffickers, known as El Chapo. When Guzman got off a plane in NY, "as you looked into his eyes, you could see the surprise, you could see the shock, and to a certain extent, you could see the fear, as the realization kicked in that he's about to face American justice", said Angel Melendez, a U.S. Read More

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A White House transition steeped in tradition

A White House transition steeped in tradition

Adding, "Donald, you'll get used to the photocall". And missing from the official White House site is Obama's explanation of the threat of climate change, which Trump says is either a Chinese hoax or just weather. Earlier, the Obamas hosted the Trumps at a traditional morning tea before they accompanied them to the Capitol building for the swearing in at 6am NZT. Read More

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Jobless rate in Fresno County drops to level not seen since 2007

Jobless rate in Fresno County drops to level not seen since 2007

Rhode Island's unemployment rate dropped in December to 5 percent. But according to Donald Klepper-Smith, chief economist and director of research for New Haven-based DataCore Partners, the low unemployment rate is misleading. The labor department will release December unemployment rates for Georgia's metro areas next week. Alabama's jobless rate was 1.5 percentage points above the national December rate of 4.7 percent, which was also up slightly. Read More

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Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow to take oath in Senegal

Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow to take oath in Senegal

Barrow, 51, made a decision to take his oath at the Gambian embassy in the Senegalese capital, Dakar , after Yahya Jammeh, who lost the presidential election, refused to leave office and called for new elections. Mauritania has been mentioned as a possible home in exile for Jammeh. Last-ditch mediation talks, led by Guinea's President Alpha Conde, are due on Friday morning. Read More

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Tremors felt in Rome as three large earthquakes hit central Italy

Tremors felt in Rome as three large earthquakes hit central Italy

The first quake was a Magnitude 5 .3, the middle one measured 5.7 and the third 5.3, according to the USGS. Amatrice, destroyed in a fatal natural disaster that left around 300 dead in August, was once again shaken to the core. Almost five hours later, no serious damage or injuries had been reported, although some abandoned rural structures weakened by last year's quakes had collapsed. Read More

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Obama defends sanctions imposed on Russian Federation

Brennan denied leaking the dossier, which was compiled by a retired British intelligence officer. The diplomat contemptuously called its author a "runaway swindler from MI6", Britain's foreign intelligence agency. "How can you do anything to improve U.S". The United States and the world benefit from having constructive relations with Russia, Obama said in his final press conference on Wednesday. Read More

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Crude Prices Settle Higher

Crude Prices Settle Higher

The body also revised upward its shale oil production numbers for January to 4.71 million barrels a day from 4.54 million. Light, sweet crude for February delivery was recently down $1.14, or 2.17%, at $51.34 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, after earlier falling as low as $15.21 a barrel. Read More

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Pakistani mother sentenced to death for burning daughter alive

Pakistani mother sentenced to death for burning daughter alive

Both the convicts confessed in the court that they had first beaten up Zeenat and then her mother tied her to a bed and set her on fire after dousing her with kerosene. Previously killers who were relatives of the victim could escape punishment by seeking forgiveness for the crime from other family members. Authorities say Bibi brought Rafiq back home with a promise of celebrating the wedding but burned her alive instead. Read More

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Report warns Trump against scrapping Iran nuclear deal

President Obama on Monday marked the one-year anniversary of the Iran nuclear deal's implementation, saying the challenges the USA faces today would be much worse without it. What seems more likely is its gradual erosion under the new U.S. administration that could, deliberately or by neglect, undermine it", Ali Vaez, a senior Iran analyst with the International Crisis Group, told Al Jazeera. Read More

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NY lawmakers fire back at Trump's tirade against John Lewis

NY lawmakers fire back at Trump's tirade against John Lewis

Lewis initially made his name as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee participating in the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" march from Montgomery, Alabama to Selma, Alabama. HollywoodLifers , what do you think about Donald Trump's Twitter rants? "Absolutely", he said, before adding, "We've got to move on". She scolded him for his "despicable" comment and said it wasn't Russian Federation that took down Clinton's flawed campaign. Read More

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France to host symbolic event on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

France to host symbolic event on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Senior Palestinian officials have announced they may no longer recognise the state of Israel should Donald Trump's incoming administration move the U.S. A meeting will be held on January 15 to revive the deadlocked peace process and push Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to resume bilateral talks, French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Friday. Read More

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Virginia Man Pays Taxes With 300000 Pennies To DMV

Virginia Man Pays Taxes With 300000 Pennies To DMV

Stafford has been fighting with the DMV since September when he initially tried to call the local office to ask a question about where to register his auto, since he owns multiple houses in the area, he explained in a statement . One lawsuit was against the Lebanon DMV itself, and two were against specific employees. On Tuesday, a judge dismissed the lawsuit when a representative for the state attorney general provided him with the phone numbers. Read More

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Retail inflation lowers to 3.41% in December

Retail inflation lowers to 3.41% in December

With inflation averaging under the 4% mark in the past three months, which is below the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) 5% target for March 2017, the hopes of a rate cut in February have resurfaced. The Consumer durables and Consumer non-durables have recorded growth of 9.8% and 2.9% respectively, with the overall growth in Consumer goods being 5.6%. Read More

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