• Ethiopia: Prime Minister Hailemariam to Step Down
Ethiopia: Prime Minister Hailemariam to Step Down

Awelu said selection of a new prime minister will in itself not be an easy task for the ruling party coalition, which comprises of four ethnicities. The prime minister wanted even more prisoner releases, said a regional analyst familiar with Ethiopian politics.

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  • OAR wins the bronze medal in mixed doubles curling
OAR wins the bronze medal in mixed doubles curling

It's all Anastasia Bryzgalova's fault. That's just how it goes when you're an expert in a random-ass game like curling and look like an Angelina Jolie clone. Although Russia is not officially competing in the Games in the wake of the nation's state-sponsored doping scandal ban . This is the second time the team of Olympic athletes from Ru...

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  • KP Oli sworn in as new Nepal PM
KP Oli sworn in as new Nepal PM

Oli, 65, assumed the post for the second time. Nepal has cycled through 11 prime ministers since the civil war ended in 2006, allowing corruption to flourish and growth stagnate. He will now have to prove his majority in the federal parliament within 30 days, which will be a cakewalk because he is backed by CPN (Maoist-Centre) in the Left Allia...

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  • Dead in New Orleans as Mardi Gras Celebration Comes to a Close
Dead in New Orleans as Mardi Gras Celebration Comes to a Close

The shooting occurred at about 4:35 p.m. near the intersection of St. Charles and Second Street. New Orleans police said officers who were already patrolling the parade route responded to the nearby shooting. The gunfire left a 30-year-old man dead; officials have not released his name. Police Commander Paul Noel said a fight broke out among a...

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  • Rodrigo Duterte slammed for ordering troops to shoot female rebels' genitals
Rodrigo Duterte slammed for ordering troops to shoot female rebels' genitals

Addressing a group of former communist rebels on Wednesday, Duterte, who served as a city mayor before becoming president, appeared to encourage the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to target women in conflict. Duterte has a chequered history of making menacing and misogynistic remarks towards women. He added that women would be "useless...

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  • Kuwait hosts conference for reconstruction of Iraq
Kuwait hosts conference for reconstruction of Iraq

Tillerson, speaking at a meeting in Kuwait of the US-led global coalition against Daesh, also said Washington had chose to provide an additional $200 million of aid to stabilize liberated areas in Syria. The United States leads the coalition and hopes that after a three-year fight to defeat the militants it can count largely on Gulf allies to...

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  • Omarosa Suffers Asthma Attack On 'Celebrity Big Brother'
Omarosa Suffers Asthma Attack On 'Celebrity Big Brother'

Manigault reportedly said that people would be "begging for the days of Trump " if Vice President Mike Pence became president, the New York Daily News reported Monday night. Newman, who appeared on Trump's NBC reality shows The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice , said she resigned as director of communications for the Office of P...

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  • Trump administration wants to replace food stamps with at-home food delivery
Trump administration wants to replace food stamps with at-home food delivery

The administration is looking to cut aid to the families, called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP , but will add a box of canned goods to make up the difference. If Congress agrees with these cuts and program changes, food assistance will arrive with a stigma not witnessed since the depression era , with the ability to devas...

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  • Army kills two heavily armed JeM terrorists; two soldiers martyred — Sunjwan attack
Army kills two heavily armed JeM terrorists; two soldiers martyred — Sunjwan attack

Schools in the entire area around the camp have been closed. The camp falls under the first Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry in 36 brigade. Police chief S.P. At least 12 soldiers were killed in the militant attacks. He said that the involvement of Rohingyas could not be ruled out in Sunjwan terror attack because these foreign immigrants had bee...

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  • South African President Zuma Will Reportedly Resign After Preconditions Met
South African President Zuma Will Reportedly Resign After Preconditions Met

As president, Zuma had been due to deliver the State of the Nation address to parliament in Cape Town tomorrow - a closely-watched event that shapes the political agenda for the coming year. South Africa had seen "systematic looting" under Mr Zuma's rule , and he "must go sooner rather than later", it said in a statement. On Wednesday, Zuma...

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  • Met Office warns of ice and snow
Met Office warns of ice and snow

Parents should be braced for a half term washout as heavy rain and freezing temperatures look set to hit the United Kingdom next week, the Met Office has warned. After a cold, bright and frosty start to the day, gales may develop along the south coast, with a minimum temperature of 0 degrees Celsius. It will spread eastwards through the evening and...

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  • George W. Bush: 'Clear evidence that Russians meddled' in US election
George W. Bush: 'Clear evidence that Russians meddled' in US election

Bush also said that "it is problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our elections". Trump said in November he's "with our agencies" on their assessment, but added he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin "feels that he and Russia did not meddle in the election".

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  • Duterte terminates Canada chopper deal
Duterte terminates Canada chopper deal

He said if he can not use the equipment against locals "contaminated" by ISIS, he might as well "surrender the government" to them. The helicopters are being procured for the Philippines Armed Forces in support of internal security operations.

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  • Hearing of Ayodhya Case finalized by SC
Hearing of Ayodhya Case finalized by SC

Speaking to reporters, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy quoted Misra as saying that the court would "certainly go on the principle of day-to-day hearing" after the next hearing. "What happened day before yesterday (December 5) was extremely shameful", Chief Justice Dipak Misra had said. The petitions before the judges relate to the 2010 verdict o...

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  • War of words erupts at nuclear disarmament talks
War of words erupts at nuclear disarmament talks

The Rodong Sinmun went on to compare Trump's speech to Bush's 2002 State of the Union address, in which Bush used the phrase "axis of evil" to describe Iraq, Iran and North Korea. "This time, if he gets to meet Moon, he could convey Kim Jong Un's message or invitation to Pyongyang", Cheong said. Judging by the North Korean response, Trump may h...

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  • Japan warns May on Brexit: 'We can not continue in United Kingdom without profit'
Japan warns May on Brexit: 'We can not continue in United Kingdom without profit'

Major Japanese investors in Britain, including the three big carmakers, are due to meet the prime minister and chancellor on Thursday. Nissan sought assurances over post-Brexit arrangements ahead of future investment in the Sunderland plant, Britain's biggest auto factory.

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  • Two killed, 219 injured in Taiwan quake
Two killed, 219 injured in Taiwan quake

Four tourists from the mainland had been confirmed dead as of Thursday morning after a magnitude-6.5 natural disaster hit Taiwan's Hualien County. As many as 150 were initially feared missing. "I saw the first floor sink into the ground", said 35-year-old Lu Chih-son . Other buildings shifted on their foundations and rescuers used ladders, ropes...

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  • Lucky Journalist Found Classified US DHS Docs Jeopardizing Super Bowl
Lucky Journalist Found Classified US DHS Docs Jeopardizing Super Bowl

A CNN employee discovered the document in December along with a boarding pass and a travel schedule of a DHS BioWatch program manager. The report specifically includes handling instructions that say, "At a minimum, this document should be stored in a locked drawer after business hours".

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  • Lauding girls who received the vote, Britain's Could says…
Lauding girls who received the vote, Britain's Could says…

Campaigners meanwhile hope to make fresh calls for Suffragettes who were jailed while fighting to win the vote for women to be pardoned posthumously. Known as the anti-suffrage movement, these women had been working to oppose the suffragettes. On Wednesday 6 February, 1918, women were first able to vote in this country after women fought tirele...

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  • Winter storm watch: how much snow will Cortland get on Wednesday?
Winter storm watch: how much snow will Cortland get on Wednesday?

So far this winter, there's been 40 days of measurable snowfall of more than one-tenth inch. Southeast wind around 5 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. A dusting to an inch is possible, with isolated spots up to 2 inches through Tuesday night . "It may start out as a little bit of rain a...

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