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Indian Worker Dies in UAE After Diesel Container Falls on Him

Police received a call at the operation room about the incident and rushed to the site where the worker was found dead, the Khaleej Times reported.

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Iraq sentences German woman to death for IS ties

Court says she provided logistical support to terror group

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Last-ditch bid to end impasse

U.S. Senators to vote today on a funding measure to end government shutdown

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Kabul Intercontinental Hotel Siege Ends After 12 Hours and Six Deaths

People trapped at the top of the six-storey Intercontinental Hotel, on a hilltop overlooking the Afghan capital, could be seen tying together bedsheets and climbing over balconies to escape the overnight siege.

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France withdraws Paris bid for 2025 World Expo

France’s prime minister Edouard Philippe has decided to withdraw Paris’s candidacy to host the 2025 World Expo. In comments published Sunday by weekly newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche, Philippe said...

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Commercial rocket from New Zealand deploys small satellites

The satellites would be used for everything from monitoring crops to providing internet service.

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Kabul Intercontinental Hotel Siege Ends After 12 Hours and Five Deaths

Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said, all three attackers were killed and 153 people have been rescued, including more than 40 foreigners.

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Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard's grip on economy

The Guard and its supporters have criticized other business deals attempting to cut into their piece of the economy since the nuclear deal.

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Pressure Mounts on Pakistan, UN Team to Check Its Compliance With Security Council Sanctions

The UN monitoring team's visit is taking place amid increasing pressure on Pakistan from the US and India with respect to the inadequate implementation of the sanctions on Saeed and entities linked to him.

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Head of Popular Girl Band Leads North Korean Team to South Korea for Winter Olympics

Hyon is the leader of Pyongyang's all-female Moranbong Band, which was hand-picked by leader Kim Jong Un.

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Afghanistan: 12 Civilians Killed in Roadside Mine Blast in Herat

Meanwhile, no group has claimed responsibility for the explosion.

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Germany's SPD to Vote on Coalition Talks with Merkel's Conservatives

Around 600 delegates, meeting in Bonn, will debate and vote on whether their leaders should push ahead with coalition talks on renewing an alliance with Merkel's conservatives that took office in 2013.

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5 Killed as Kabul Hotel Siege Enters 11th Hour, Guests String Bedsheets Together to Escape Via Balcony

More than 11 hours after the assault began Afghan security forces were still clearing the hotel, with at least one of the four gunmen involved on the loose, a security source said.

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Republican Congressman Patrick Meehan Removed From Ethics Committee Over Sexual Harassment Claim

Meehan, a Republican congressman from Pennsylvania, denied allegations of inappropriate behaviour brought against him by an employee, his spokesman, John Elizandro, said in a statement on Saturday.

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Roadside bomb kills 12 civilians in Afghanistan

An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed at least 12 civilians in the western Herat province. Abdul Ahad Walizada, a spokesman for the provincial police chief, says a 13th person was wound...

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In New York, Tourists Left High and Dry as Statue of Liberty Shuts Down

The National Park Service announced on Friday afternoon that it would close the historic statue and nearby Ellis Island to visitors if Congress failed to reach a funding deal by midnight.

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No Donald Trump at Davos Summit? President's Trip in Flux After Govt Shutdown

Trump already cancelled a weekend trip to his Florida resort after a funding impasse in Congress shut down the federal government on Saturday.

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Mike Pence Says US Stands 'Shoulder to Shoulder' with Egypt

Pence and el-Sissi held 2½ hours of talks at the presidential palace in Cairo, with acknowledgements of friendship and partnership between the two countries.

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Women stage nationwide protests as Trump begins second year

The coordinated rallies in Washington, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and about 250 other cities featured speakers who blasted Trump for policies that many said hurt women

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Women's Marches across the US protest against Trump administration

Thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on January 20, 2018 across the the United States for the second Women's March, to protest against U.S. President Donald Trump whose administrati...

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Sikh man asked to remove turban in Canada

A video of the incident shows a woman threatening to “rip” off the head covering in response to being filmed and a patron at the bar making an obscene gesture while saying the garment must be removed because “it is the law”.

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Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel Under Siege; One Attacker Killed, Firefight On With 3 Others

"Four attackers are inside the building," an official at the National Directorate of Security (NDS) spy agency told AFP.

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UNSC sanctions monitoring team to visit Pakistan this week

The two-day visit of the UN Security Council’s sanctions monitoring team will begin on Thursday.

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Protestors Flock in Droves to anti-Trump Women's Marches

Protestors hoisted signs emblazoned with slogans like "Fight like a girl" and "A woman's place is in the White House" and "Elect a clown, expect a circus."

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Magnitude 6.3 quake jolts northern Chile

The temblor, which was deep at 110 kilometres, struck at 10:06 p.m. local time on Saturday, epicentred at Tarapaca

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In rare trial, six Myanmar soldiers get 10-year jail for killing civilians

The military has been accused of violating human rights with impunity for decades, including in its conflicts with rebel groups

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Protesters flock in droves to anti-Trump Women’s Marches

Protesters hoisted signs emblazoned with slogans like “Fight like a girl”, “A woman's place is in the White House” and “Elect a clown, expect a circus.”

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North Korean delegation arrives in Seoul for Olympics preparation

Previous cancellation had briefly cast doubts about North's participation in the games.

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Not all South Koreans are happy about unified hockey team

Not all South Koreans are in the mood. There are few objections to the North’s presence at the Olympics, which likely will ensure a respite from new weapons test.

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Head of popular girl band leads N. Korean team to S. Korea

She is also the leader of Pyongyang’s all-female Moranbong Band, which was hand-picked by leader Kim Jong Un.

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Trump’s first year in office has been a can’t-miss drama

Unconventional, unpopular and targeting almost all with caustic tweets but people just can take their eyes off him

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Kabul Intercontinental Hotel Attack: Two Gunmen Killed, Firing Underway

The Intercontinental was last targeted in June 2011 when a suicide attack claimed by the Taliban killed 21 people, including 10 civilians.

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Several dead after gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel

The attack comes days after the U.S. embassy in Kabul had issued a warning about reports of extremist groups planning attacks against hotels in Kabul

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Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul Under Attack By Four Gunmen

"Four attackers are inside the building," an official at the National Directorate of Security (NDS) spy agency told AFP.

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Britain Able to Have Bespoke Deal with EU: French President Emmanuel Macron

Macron has said in past Britain could have pacts with the EU along with the lines of those with Canada or Norway but not its own, special deal.

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Donald Trump's Dealmaker Image Tarnished by US Govt Shutdown

Trump, who in July 2016 said: "Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it," has asserted that past government shutdowns were the fault of the person in the White House.

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