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Japan's leader Abe calls an early general election

Japan's leader Abe calls an early general election

A number of Opposition lawmakers boycotted a session at which the lower house was dissolved to protest Abe's calling the election and creating a potential political vacuum at a time when tensions are ...

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"Playboy" founder Hugh Hefner, dead at 91

They separated in 1998, and a rotating cast of young women moved into the mansion, spawning in 2005 the reality show " The Girls Next Door ", among whose stars were Kendra Wilkinson, who went on to he...

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Disgraced wellness blogger Belle Gibson fined $410000 after lying to consumers

Disgraced wellness blogger Belle Gibson fined $410000 after lying to consumers

The businesswoman and blogger has already been banned from making deceptive claims about her health in connection with wellbeing advice and was ordered by the Federal Court in April to pay A$30,000 ...

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68% of Americans Want Major Changes in Tax System

68% of Americans Want Major Changes in Tax System

The plan released on Wednesday is more of a framework than a final product. Trump has previously said he doesn't want the tax overhaul to be a break for the rich. "In fact, I wanted to start...

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I-80 reopens after fatal morning standoff

I-80 reopens after fatal morning standoff

The morning rush-hour standoff shut down all lanes of I-80 in the suburb of Emeryville. Officers fired back at the man, who was wounded and died of his injuries at a hospital. Another video shot by ...

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Thousands flee as Vanuatu volcano threatens to blow

Thousands flee as Vanuatu volcano threatens to blow

According to the Associated Press , a state of emergency was declared Monday after a recent flurry of activity at the Manaro volcano on Ambae island raised fears that a major eruption was imminent. H...

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Macklemore to Abbott:'I'm gonna go harder'

Macklemore to Abbott:'I'm gonna go harder'

But the NRL stood firm on Wednesday, with Mr Greenberg telling 2GB radio the LGBTI anthem was just one of four songs Macklemore was scheduled to perform, and reiterating the code's support for same-...

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Trump says he will 'probably' sign Executive Order on healthcare

Trump says he will 'probably' sign Executive Order on healthcare

The executive order Trump is eyeing would allow individuals to purchase insurance across state lines through so-called health associations, a measure advocated by Republican Senator Rand Paul. There a...

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In Western Mass., School District Prepares For Displaced Puerto Rican Families

In Western Mass., School District Prepares For Displaced Puerto Rican Families

Puerto Rican officials are calling the situation on their island a pending humanitarian crisis . Pelaez says President Trump's attention on the National Football League controversy is misplaced....

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Putin says Russian Federation to destroy 'last chemical weapons'

Putin says Russian Federation to destroy 'last chemical weapons'

The work took place at the Kizner facility in the Urals, one of five facilities built in Russian Federation to destroy chemical weapons. The Kremlin strongman made the announcement today, saying eve...

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Should South Korea have nuclear weapon of its own?

Should South Korea have nuclear weapon of its own?

During the presser, Trump - who has already vowed " fire and fury " against North Korea - launched additional threats at Kim Jong Un by promising "devastating" military action against the commun...

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Yosemite rock fall kills 1, injures another

Yosemite rock fall kills 1, injures another

El Capitan is one of the world's largest granite monoliths towering vertically 4,000 feet (1,219 meters) from the Yosemite Valley floor. Yosemite park rangers, search and rescue teams and a park hel...

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California moves its presidential primary to March in push for electoral relevance

California moves its presidential primary to March in push for electoral relevance

Up until now, California held its presidential primaries in June , making it one of the last states in the country to vote. "California is the beating heart of the national resistance to Trump, and...

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Trump admin defends new refugee cap of 45000 in coming year

Trump admin defends new refugee cap of 45000 in coming year

As of Wednesday, State Department data shows that just over 53,000 refugees have been resettled in the United States this current fiscal year, which ends on Sunday. Refugee resettlement groups say the...

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Not received recommendation on Judge Patel's transfer: Law Minister Prasad

Not received recommendation on Judge Patel's transfer: Law Minister Prasad

The government on Wednesday said it had not received any recommendation from the Supreme Court collegium on transferring Justice Jayant Patel, who reportedly resigned after not being made chief ...

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Havens climb on North Korea as stocks point lower

While McMaster said the threat from Pyongyang is "much further advanced" than anticipated and the Pentagon said the president has a "deep arsenal" to draw upon if needed, USA officials dismissed North...

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North Korea threatens to shoot down American aircraft in latest verbal salvo

North Korea threatens to shoot down American aircraft in latest verbal salvo

Implicitly, that also means his country claims the right to attack any American target anywhere. "I applaud China for breaking off all banking relationships with North Korea, something that people...

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Air dominance crucial in countering N. Korean threats: United States commander

Air dominance crucial in countering N. Korean threats: United States commander

On Monday, White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster defended Trump's rhetoric, saying he agreed with the United States president that the risk was that Kim Jong Un might fail to realise the...

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Macron wants a new Europe

Macron wants a new Europe

The results of Germany's election, in which Merkel won a fourth term as Chancellor but saw her party with its worst showing since 1949, have forced Merkel to consider a new coalition, including the li...

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Macron sets out ambitious blueprint for European Union reform including a joint budget

Macron sets out ambitious blueprint for European Union reform including a joint budget

The Japanese currency made sharp gains after North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong Ho said on Monday that President Donald Trump had declared war on the country and that Pyongyang reserved the ri...

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