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S. Korea, US, Japan kick off maritime drill to counter NK missiles

The intention would be to upstage Trump's inauguration with an aggressive posturing move. South Korean spooks revealed North Korea is moving components of an upgraded nuclear missile into place for a test. The suspected ICBM is made up of two parts under 15 metres (49 feet) long and is shorter than the KN-08 and KN-14, the Yonhap News Agency said, citing unidentified military sources. Read More

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China-US trade tensions top Big Oil's worry list

China-US trade tensions top Big Oil's worry list

To head the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Trump has nominated another trenchant critic of Chinese commercial practices: Robert Lighthizer, a Washington lawyer who served in the administration of President Ronald Reagan. He threatened to slap a tariff of up to 45 percent on Chinese imports. China ranked 84th globally - behind Saudi Arabia and Ukraine - in the World Bank's ease of doing business index for 2016, and second to last in an OECD report on restrictiveness towards ... Read More

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Australian Open: Dan Evans says Tomic's box shamed him

Australian Open: Dan Evans says Tomic's box shamed him

The world number 51, who fell to Gilles Muller in the final of Brisbane last week, prevailed in a little under three hours to book a showdown with the twelfth seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round. "It's not too serious", he said afterwards. I mean, he wasn't even getting hassled or anything. "Sam Querrey in the next round will be a tough one". Read More

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Iraqi Forces Retake Eastern Mosul

Last Friday, January 13 the army launched an operation to capture the Mosul University complex, used by IS militants as a base and, Iraqi officials said , a chemical weapons production site. The UN said in a statement night that almost 12,500 people were forced to flee their homes just over the past week. Some of the displaced families have begun returning to liberated areas in the wake of the government advance. Read More

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Vladimir Putin has hailed Russia's prostitutes as 'the best in the world'

In the final news conference of his presidency, Barack Obama stressed the need for the U.S.to continue in protecting people's rights and the right to freedom of the press. "I will say, they are cordial". President-elect Donald Trump may be trying to downplay his relationship with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, but in an October 2015 interview , he openly admitted to having met the despot. Read More

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Madame Tussauds Unveils New Trump Wax Figure Ahead Of Inauguration Day

Madame Tussauds Unveils New Trump Wax Figure Ahead Of Inauguration Day

Trump is the first president to already have had a wax figure, which was completed in 1997. The faux body double will be featured in the museum's Washington, D.C., New York, Orlando and London locations. Ahead of his inauguration on Friday, the scowling lifelike figure of the soon-to-be 45th President of the United States is portrayed in a mock-up of the White House's Oval Office. Read More

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Zebra shark surprises scientists by having babies without a mate

The process is called parthenogenesis, which in Greek means virgin creation. It is relatively commonly found in plants and invertebrate organisms, but incredibly rare among vertebrate species . But the phenomenon of animals going from being sexual to asexual creatures (rather than the reverse, which often occurs in species capable of both reproductive processes) may be more common than scientists are now realize. Read More

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UN Welcomes First Anniversary of Iran Nuclear Deal

An Iranian diplomat on Friday said that his country would not allow any move to review the global nuclear deal, which has put an end to the disputes over Iran's decade-long nuclear issue. A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator asserted that the Islamic Republic will never renegotiate the nuclear deal, while stressing that the agreement will not bring Iran closer to the West. Read More

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Michelle Obama surprises 'Tonight Show' guests recording goodbye messages to her

Michelle Obama surprises 'Tonight Show' guests recording goodbye messages to her

Fallon's producers directed each person to a portrait of the First Lady where they voiced affirmations of inspiration, courage and gratitude. On January 10th, 2017 President Barack Obama give his farewell speech. Families need to be protected in this". What moved the first lady of the United State who leaves the White House in a few days ... "You do", Obama said. Read More

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EIA expects gradual increase in Kazakhstan's oil output

Oil prices fell on Monday as increased exports from Iran undermined efforts by other oil producers to curb a global fuel supply overhang and as USA drillers increased activity for a 10th straight week. Yesterday, Brent crude prices rose above $55 despite data showing that US stockpiles swelled last week. Subsequently, the optimistic sentiment of near-to-mid-term oil market profitability could benefit the oil producing nations, allowing them to abandon the current forced cuts in output. Read More

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Teenage British girl arrested after death of child, 7

Teenage British girl arrested after death of child, 7

The Guardian reports that the teenager has also been charged with possession of an offensive weapon. Katie was found with serious injuries in a field behind Alness Drive in Woodthorpe on Monday afternoon and died in hospital. Residents described Katie as a sweet girl who always played with other children and enjoyed drawing with chalk on the pavement, according to the Telegraph . Read More

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IS using hobby drones to bomb Iraqi forces in Mosul

But fighting in neighborhoods in the southeast however has been hard and tougher. Mosul , the headquarters for ISIS' Iraqi operations, has been under the militant group's control for over two years. For the Mosul operation to continue, Shaghati said Iraqi forces need to continue to receive support and equipment from the U.S-led coalition. "Some of them go to another bank of the river". Read More

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Sainsbury's sales boosted amid 'very competitive' market

Total retail sales, excluding fuel, were up 0.8%. In a further sign of food price rises on the horizon, Sainsbury's said deflation in its grocery arm eased to 0.5% in its third quarter against 1% the previous three months. "We can roll that forward and have confidence in our business model". City analysts Clive Black of Shore Capital noted it was a "sound Christmas" and although the supermarket was still under-performing against the retail market and losing share, its recent acquisition ... Read More

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Southern rail strike: Aslef three day drivers' strike starts today

A nine-year-old boy has written to Southern Rail urging it to end the train strikes because he is exhausted of his parents coming home late. Last minute talks had been held between the London Underground and the TSSA, in which a proposition that was made by the London Underground had been declined, ultimately leading to further failures regarding talks that could potentially if not cancel at least to limit the strikes, but all talks have proven to be pointless up till now. Read More

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