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Global Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team
Author: 0 Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is open to talks with North Korea, but "I'm not sure that sitting down will solve the problem". The size of the North's delegation to Pyeongchang and the categories it can compete in are expected to be confirmed after an International Olympic Committee meeting on Saturday.

Global Bitcoin drops below $10K after three days of cryptocurrency correction
Author: 0 Bitcoin drops below $10K after three days of cryptocurrency correction

In doing so, it would be going even further than China which, as reported in International Investment , is planning to turn off cheap power for bitcoin mining and last September banned initial coin offerings . On Thursday, the head of South Korea's financial regulatory body said that the government "is considering both shutting down all local virtual currency exchanges or just the ones who have been violating the law", according to Reuters.

Global Rival Koreas to form joint Olympic team
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DPRK Today said: "At the talks both sides had a honest discussion on the practical matters related to the performances by the north side's art troupe to be dispatched to the south side's area with the 23rd Winter Olympics as an occasion".

Global Turkey says USA denial of Syrian border force plan 'important'
Author: 0 Turkey says USA denial of Syrian border force plan 'important'

Turkey has attacked the Afrin district in northern Syria, which is part of the Northern Syria Democratic Federation that is seeking to create a new revolutionary system of "democratic confederalism". Qasemi urged all US forces to leave Syria immediately. French prosecutor Francois Molins said past year that he expected hundreds of radicalized women to return to France as the group lost territory in Syria and Iraq.

Global Donald Tusk: UK can change mind on Brexit and stay in EU
Author: 0 Donald Tusk: UK can change mind on Brexit and stay in EU

The European Council president said Tuesday that the bloc's "hearts are still open" to the United Kingdom if it changes its mind about Brexit . Donald Tusk has told Brits "our hearts are still open for you", marking yet another suggestion that the referendum result could be changed.

Global Schools to close Tuesday for winter weather
Author: 0 Schools to close Tuesday for winter weather

CLOSED: St. Paul's Lutheran School will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 16. All public school will also be closed in Washington Parish, Tangipahoa, St. John the Baptist and St. The Bossier City Hall will be closed for inclement weather on Tuesday. Escambia Superintendent Malcolm Thomas said the decision was made in an abundance of caution, due to concerns regarding the potential risk for transportation of students and staff, particularly reports of freezing precipitation accumulating during ...

Global Aziz Ansari responds to sexual assault allegation
Author: 0 Aziz Ansari responds to sexual assault allegation

The woman came forward with her accusation after she stated that it was "painful" for her to watch Ansari accept his award at the Golden Globes, for his his role in Master of None . "Last night might've been fun for you, but it wasn't for me", she responded. "They stink." She later added , "But let's take a moment to reflect on what you claim was the 'worst night of your life'".

Global Deadly clashes in Libyan capital force airport to close
Author: 0 Deadly clashes in Libyan capital force airport to close

The ensuing power vacuum swiftly led to the emergence of several rival seats of government, including one in the city of Tobruk and two others in capital Tripoli (including the United Nations -backed unity government), along with a plethora of heavily-armed militia groups.

Global Led coalition and Syria militia building 30000-strong border force
Author: 0 Led coalition and Syria militia building 30000-strong border force

The U.S. -led force will work with the Syrian Democratic Forces, which is aligned with Kurdish forces. "Turkey will continue its resolute fight against all kinds of terrorist organizations within and outside its borders - regardless of whatever name or methods those groups use - as per the statements of Mr.

Global Magnitude-7.1 earthquake strikes off coast of Peru, injuring 20
Author: 0 Magnitude-7.1 earthquake strikes off coast of Peru, injuring 20

It was felt at least as far away as the Peruvian capital of Lima , some 350 miles (560 kilometers) from Acari. A US agency says there is no longer a tsunami threat from a powerful quake that struck off Peru. Peru's Civil Defense Institute (INDECI) said 65 are injured after the natural disaster which struck at 4:18 am local time (0918 GMT). Several media reports state that a tsunami warning is in place near the epicentre of the quake.

Global GM's New Self-driving Car Has No Steering Wheel or Pedals
Author: 0 GM's New Self-driving Car Has No Steering Wheel or Pedals

The company claims it is the "first production-ready vehicle built from the start to operate safely on its own, with no driver, steering wheel, pedals or manual controls ". GM also released today a safety report for its self-driving cars, becoming the second automaker to do so. GM is seeking approval for an autonomous vehicle which has no steering wheel and no pedals, and you can imagine the regulatory and red tape maze it has to navigate.

Global Magnitude 4.7 quake hits western Iran
Author: 0 Magnitude 4.7 quake hits western Iran

Four people suffered minor injuries in Iran , state television reported. A scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed that so far, seven separate earthquakes have struck along the Iran-Iraq border area in the morning hours.

Global 'Israel OKs 1222 new housing units in West Bank', NGO
Author: 0 'Israel OKs 1222 new housing units in West Bank', NGO

The gunshots reportedly came from a passing vehicle. The settler, a 35-year-old rabbi, later died in hospital in Tel Aviv. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement vowing Israel's security services "would do everything possible in order to apprehend the despicable murderer".

Global Fox News' Shep Smith Brutally Fact-Checks Trump's Russia Investigation Claims
Author: 0 Fox News' Shep Smith Brutally Fact-Checks Trump's Russia Investigation Claims

After he bobbed and weaved, the President gave his real answer: "We'll see what happens". "I've been in office now for 11 months", Trump said of the probe . While denying collusion with Russia , Trump's tweets did not mention another aspect of an investigation led by Mueller: Claims the president sought to obstruct justice in the Russia investigation by firing FBI Director James Comey in May.

Global Rep. Darrell Issa will not run for another term
Author: 0 Rep. Darrell Issa will not run for another term

Issa did not give a reason for his decision not to pursue a tenth term, but it likely had something to do with the daunting reelection challenge before him. But in 2018, the Democrats' efforts to unseat Issa already began snowballing. Royce's district backed Clinton by 8 percentage points. For a year, hundreds of activists have appeared weekly outside of Issa's office to protest.

Global Supreme Court to review Section 377
Author: 0 Supreme Court to review Section 377

The Apex Court also issued a notice to the Center's response on a writ petition filed by five members of the lesbian, gay , bisexual, transgender and queer ( LGBTQ) community , who said they live in fear of police due to their natural sexual orientation and preferences.

Global Israel's Netanyahu urges end to UN Palestinian refugee agency
Author: 0 Israel's Netanyahu urges end to UN Palestinian refugee agency

What perpetuates the refugee crisis is the failure of the parties to deal with the issue. A Palestinian man stands next to a cart carrying a flour sack distributed by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Khan Younis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip January 3, 2018.

Global Sears at the Galleria Mall in Centerville closing in early April
Author: 0 Sears at the Galleria Mall in Centerville closing in early April

Sears' latest store closures follow a year of cost-cutting and a pair of deals announced last month that Sears said would give it more financial flexibility heading into 2018. The majority of jobs lost to the closures are part-time positions, according to Sears Holdings. "This closing opens up the door for some redevelopment so we have the opportunity to reinvent this anchor store, and help reinvigorate the Houston Galleria", Hogan said.

Author: 0 Astronaut John Young dies at 87

He flew into space six times during his 42 year career at NASA, including two trips to the moon. "Today, NASA and the world have lost a pioneer", Robert Lightfoot, NASA administrator, said in a statement . Once the USA had beaten the Soviet Union's cosmonauts to the moon and funding dried up, Young pushed NASA to return to the moon or venture to Mars, to provide the human race with a backup home in the event of Earth's destruction.

Global Pro-government rallies held in Iran to protest violence
Author: 0 Pro-government rallies held in Iran to protest violence

We're rooting for Iran's latest revolutionaries to seize back their country. Analysts say the ayatollah's reference to "enemies" is a swipe at Israel, the USA and regional rival Saudi Arabia. "This is nothing", Rouhani said in a statement on the presidency website. He has disappointed voters who hoped he would do more to turn round an economy that has been damaged by years of sanctions, corruption and mismanagement.

Global Roy Moore Accuser's House Burns Down in Possible Arson
Author: 0 Roy Moore Accuser's House Burns Down in Possible Arson

Members of the Etowah County Arson Task Force say the fire that destroyed Tina Johnson's home Wednesday afternoon appears to be arson. Johnson confirmed to NBC News reports that her home in Gadsden caught fire on Tuesday while she and her husband were at work.

Global Trump floats prosecution against Abedin, Comey
Author: 0 Trump floats prosecution against Abedin, Comey

The latest barb came when Trump suggested that former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's top aide Huma Abedin should be jailed for reportedly including log-in details for government email accounts in personal emails. Tuesday's outburst by the President also sheds new light into his apparent belief in, or willingness to perpetrate, the idea for political reasons that there is a "deep state" - a secret cabal of government and intelligence officials conspiring against him and his presidency.

Global Woman killed and 12 injured in Egypt hot air balloon crash
Author: 0 Woman killed and 12 injured in Egypt hot air balloon crash

No British citizens were involved, the UK Foreign Office said. The woman killed was a 36-year-old South African and the injured were tourists from Spain, South Africa and Argentina, according to a government official. In 2016, hot air balloon rides were temporarily suspended in Egypt after a crash led to 22 Chinese tourists being injured. The crash, to the west of the city of Luxor, happened due to bad weather conditions, the news agency said.

Global S.Korea offers high-ranking govt talks with N.Korea on January 9
Author: 0 S.Korea offers high-ranking govt talks with N.Korea on January 9

South Korea's unification ministry said Tuesday it is "carefully" considering the timing of proposing talks with North Korea as the North's leader expressed his willingness to send a delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Referring to the Olympics, he said later: "We're willing to take necessary steps including sending our delegation, and for this, the authorities from the North and South could urgently meet".

Global Iran unrest claims more lives as new clashes break out
Author: 0 Iran unrest claims more lives as new clashes break out

State media said that armed protesters tried to over-run police stations and military bases. According to the broadcaster, all three of the deceased were shot with hunting rifles. He tweeted yesterday: 'The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years. They are hungry for food & for freedom. Police arrested a number of demonstrators who were trying to damage public property in the gatherings.

Global 'Tiger Zinda Hai' gives tough competition to 'Baahubali 2' on Box Office
Author: 0 'Tiger Zinda Hai' gives tough competition to 'Baahubali 2' on Box Office

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif's Tiger Zinda Hai is on a roar at the box office. It is the second film of Salman Khan in 2017 (After'Tubelight') which has been released on Friday i.e. #TZH crosses *lifetime biz* of #EkThaTiger [₹ 198.78 cr] in 7 days. Though it doesn't exactly pick up where Ek Tha Tiger left off, it centres around the same characters who now have to save the world.

Global WEATHER GEEK: Will we see a White Christmas?
Author: 0 WEATHER GEEK: Will we see a White Christmas?

A developing area of low pressure is sliding northeast along the coastal plain of the eastern United States this afternoon and evening. The area of low pressure deepens over the Gulf of ME as it heads northeast, bringing a very strong southwest, then west wind behind it.

Author: 0 After news breaks that Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director to retire, Trump unloads

But that didn't stop Trump from firing off several tweets on Saturday and Sunday accusing McCabe - seemingly without evidence - of using his "FBI official email account" to promote the Clinton campaign. McCabe has come under fire from Republicans over the past year because of the bureau's investigation into the Clinton email issue as well as the probe into possible collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russian Federation.

Global Top JeM commander killed in Pulwama encounter
Author: 0 Top JeM commander killed in Pulwama encounter

According to the police, Noora had been receiving funds from across the border for terror activities as he had become the chief finance handler for JeM. It was night long gun battle between the two JeM militants and police who found Noor's dead body in the morning. Tantray was serving a life-imprisonment sentence in Central Jail Srinagar when he jumped his parole in the year 2015 to join militancy.

Global Julian Assange's Twitter account goes offline, returns
Author: 0 Julian Assange's Twitter account goes offline, returns

Others were hesitant to believe Assange is actually the one controlling his account upon its return, with many pointing out a decrease in followers. Another added: "In less than 24 hours the internet is about go absolutely insane if Julian Assange doesn't show proof of life".

Global CHP officer killed when SUV hit by possible drunk driver
Author: 0 CHP officer killed when SUV hit by possible drunk driver

Sanchez said the name of the alleged driver of the Cadillac, a 22-year-old Hayward man, is not being released now. "The number of fatalities we've had in the Bay Area, just in the last couple of weeks involving people who have chosen to drive under the influence of alcohol and are suspected of marijuana use - you'll find too many tragedies have happened".

Global Maroon 5 manager Jordan Feldstein dies, aged 40
Author: 0 Maroon 5 manager Jordan Feldstein dies, aged 40

Feldstein reportedly called 911 Friday night and complained of shortness of breath. Minutes later, he got into cardiac arrest and died shortly after. His family told Variety he called 911 Friday night to his Beverly Hills home for shortness of breath, and went into full cardiac arrest and passed away shortly thereafter.

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