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Snow paints red sand dunes of Sahara desert a wondrous white

Snow paints red sand dunes of Sahara desert a wondrous white

The video above was taken Sunday in the Sahara desert , the hottest one in the world. "It seems like the snowy pictures were taken across the higher areas in the north of the region, towards the At...

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California burn areas brace for rain, possible mudslides

California burn areas brace for rain, possible mudslides

California is preparing for a massive storm that is expected to bring a lot of rain. "While the recent burn areas are most threatened and should be emphasized, flash flooding is possible almost anyw...

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Ice, Ice, Gator? Alligators poke nose through ice to survive

Ice, Ice, Gator? Alligators poke nose through ice to survive

Look at those teeth". Now the people on Facebook started raising questions on related to the state of alligators under frozen water. A North Carolina swamp park has posted a video explaining how...

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Snowden hails reporter who exposed flaws in UIDAI system

Snowden hails reporter who exposed flaws in UIDAI system

If the government were truly concerned for justice, they would be reforming the policies that destroyed the privacy of a billion Indians . Snowden on Tuesday tweeted in support of an Indian jour...

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Children's services to see third education secretary in two years after reshuffle

Children's services to see third education secretary in two years after reshuffle

It was widely briefed that Jeremy Hunt , the health secretary who is under fire for the current NHS winter crisis, would be moved to the business, energy and industry department. Then, the Northern I...

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Salvadorans face deportation from U.S. by 2019

Salvadorans face deportation from U.S. by 2019

Salvadorans, whose country was struck by a pair of major earthquakes, will have until September 2019 to leave or obtain other legal options to stay in the United States, according to the Washington ...

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White House faces looming budget, immigration reform deadlines

With Democrats demanding a path to citizenship as part of any solution for those covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that President Trump nixed past year, and Trump demandi...

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3 injured in fire near top of Trump Tower in NY

3 injured in fire near top of Trump Tower in NY

One firefighter was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries whereas two other people received minor injuries that were treated at the scene. "The men and women of the # FDNY are true heroes ...

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He set a spider on fire. But the spider got even

He set a spider on fire. But the spider got even

Firefighters say residents tried to kill a spider using a torch lighter. Battalion Chief Rob Pitt told the Statesman Journal the residents tried to put the fire out with a garden house but were un...

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Not Eyeing Foreign Territories To Exploit Resources: Modi

Not Eyeing Foreign Territories To Exploit Resources: Modi

Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is annually celebrated on January 9 to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community towards their homeland. He was speaking at the PIO ( Persons of Indian Origin ) Parl...

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Mahatma Gandhi assassination: No 'mysterious person' says amicus curiae report

Mahatma Gandhi assassination: No 'mysterious person' says amicus curiae report

The matter is slated to come up before the Supreme Court on January 12. The Supreme Court was on Monday told there was no need to re-investigate Mahatma Gandhi's assassination as the conspiracy behi...

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Oprah for president? Speech ignites frenzied U.S. speculation

Oprah for president? Speech ignites frenzied U.S. speculation

The idea of bumper stickers reading " Oprah 2020" may be a liberal fantasy, but some Democratic Party activists are chattering about a Winfrey for president campaign anyway. But if politics is a mo...

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Congress, let the states set marijuana policy

Congress, let the states set marijuana policy

In the Evergreen State, the reaction to Sessions' announcement has been a fairly predictable, a bipartisan mix of defiance and confusion. Trump has previously aired his grievances with Sessions over...

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Trump administration junks plan to deport H-1B visa holders, say reports

Trump administration junks plan to deport H-1B visa holders, say reports

Since Trump took office in January 2017, visa laws have turned more stringent, with even the premium processing for the H-1B being halted and application requirements for computer programmers getting ...

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Share info with each other: PM Modi to police, agencies

Share info with each other: PM Modi to police, agencies

Over meals, the Prime Minister had focused discussions with select groups of officers, on specific security and policing issues. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Gwalior on Sunday to atte...

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Not a single penny of corruption proven against us, claims Nawaz Sharif

Not a single penny of corruption proven against us, claims Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif also lamented over how he had been exiled from the country after the military-led coup in 1999. "Case were registered against me on the Panama scandal, and I was disqualified based on...

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Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces kill two suspected militants in Anantnag

Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces kill two suspected militants in Anantnag

He said that till reports last came in, two of the hiding terrorists were neutralised by the security forces. So far, two militants have been killed in the gunfight while a Hizb operative has manage...

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Jerusalem should be shared capital, British FM tells Palestinian FM

Jerusalem should be shared capital, British FM tells Palestinian FM

The aid cuts came days after USA president Donald Trump threatened to do so to the Palestinians if they refuse to return to the negotiations table with Israel. " UNRWA is mandated by the General Assem...

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Court denies bail to Ryan murder accused

Court denies bail to Ryan murder accused

In a latest, a Gurgaon sessions court today denied bail to the 16-year-old student accused of killing 7-year-old Pradyuman Thakur in the premises of Ryan International School . The agency said the te...

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Kucinich to run for governor

Kucinich to run for governor

Every time Kucinich appeared publicly past year, he was asked about running for governor. Kucinich represented Ohio's 10th District in northeast OH from 1997-2013, before losing to fellow Democrat M...

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Iran BANS ENGLISH in schools because it fears 'Western cultural invasion'

Iran BANS ENGLISH in schools because it fears 'Western cultural invasion'

Several teachers are quoted by the FT agreeing with this judgment, with one of them noting that Iranian private schools actually compete over which one has the best English classes. Supreme Leader Aya...

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Chelsea interested in surprise move to re-sign Thorgan Hazard

Chelsea interested in surprise move to re-sign Thorgan Hazard

At the same time though, Hazard hasn't been so great for Chelsea of late. Real or Chelsea? Eden Hazard keeps all options open. The Belgian star is out of contract in the summer of 2020 but wit...

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Stay away from romaine lettuce, Consumer Reports advises

Stay away from romaine lettuce, Consumer Reports advises

Officials in Canada have identified romaine lettuce as the source of the outbreak in that country, but USA officials say they still don't have enough information to name a food source involved in the ...

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Officials from North, South Korea begin rare formal talks

Critics of the meeting say Kim may be trying to divide Seoul and Washington to weaken global pressure and sanctions, which were toughened after his country conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclea...

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Benue Killings: Gov Ortom Declares 3 Days Mourning For Dead Victims

Benue Killings: Gov Ortom Declares 3 Days Mourning For Dead Victims

Muslim herdsmen, mainly of the Fulani ethnic group, and Christian farmers often clash over the use of land in remote areas of the Middle Belt region. Reuters was unable to verify the figures. Ortom sa...

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Essendon great Mark 'Bomber' Thompson's home raided by police

Essendon great Mark 'Bomber' Thompson's home raided by police

As reported in The Age on Tuesday, the raid was part of an ongoing drug trafficking investigation. "As the man has now been arrested we won't be providing any further commentary on the matter", po...

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White House announces dates for Pence's trip to Israel, Jordan and Egypt

White House announces dates for Pence's trip to Israel, Jordan and Egypt

Trump came to office boasting that he could achieve the "ultimate deal" that secures peace in the Middle East, something that has eluded U.S. presidents for decades. Trump's announcement in early Dece...

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Chinese foreign exchange reserves rose in December 2017

Chinese foreign exchange reserves rose in December 2017

President Donald Trump. The reserves gained 20.7 billion dollars from a month earlier, faster than the market forecast, which estimated the reserves to stand at 3.13 trillion dollars. But reserves h...

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US FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Skips CES After Death Threats

US FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Skips CES After Death Threats

As the FCC has sought to abandon its role as the protector of a free and open Internet at the federal level, states are seeking ways to step into the void. The Republican-controlled commission vote...

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Freed Canadian hostage appears in court on criminal charges

The Toronto Star's story , in fact, read nearly like a love-in to Joshua Boyle , leaning heavily on his ordeal as a captive as a way to possibly explain why he was now in the Ottawa-Carleton Detentio...

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