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Filipina domestic worker executed in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia sentenced to death a woman from the Philippines after she was found guilty of a murder committed in 2015.

Saudi Arabia sentenced to death a woman from the Philippines after she was found guilty of a murder committed in 2015.

from Al Jazeera English January 31, 2019 at 01:06AM

Kylie Minogue: Man warned after harassing pop star

Officers issued a harassment warning after being called to an address in west London.

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Rough sleeping in England down for first time in eight years

4,677 people are estimated or counted to have been sleeping rough in England.

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Brexit: 'Extra time' may be needed, says Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt says a delay beyond the 29 March deadline depends on progress in the coming weeks.

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'American Dying' cooled Earth's climate

European settlement of the Americas killed so many people, it disturbed Earth's climate.

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Venezuelan authorities arrest five foreign journalists covering presidential standoff, deports two others from Chile

Two Chilean TV journalists were detained Tuesday night near the presidential palace and held for 14 hours before being expelled from the country

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Hindu temple vandalised in Kentucky: Miscreants cover idol with black paint, break windows, spray offensive graffiti on walls

In a hate crime, a Hindu temple has been vandalised in the US state of Kentucky by miscreants who sprayed black paint on the deity and left a knife stabbed into a chair in the main hall.

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Malaysia crowns Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah 16th king after historic abdication of Sultan Muhammad V

Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy with a unique arrangement where the national throne changes hands every five years between royal rulers of the country's nine states

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Confidential evidence from Robert Mueller's Russia probe used in disinformation campaign, say US federal prosecutors

The evidence in the Russia probe had been handed over to defence attorneys for Concord Management and Consulting LLC, a Russian company that special counsel Robert Mueller has charged with financing efforts to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election.

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The Super Bowl That Trump’s America Deserves

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By FRANK BRUNI from NYT Opinion https://nyti.ms/2RpZjij

Mercury plunges to 'life-threatening temperatures' in US midwest; Chicago makes special arrangements for homeless

A brutal cold wave hit the American Midwest on Wednesday, bringing temperatures lower than those in Antarctica, grounding flights, closing schools and businesses - and raising fears of hypothermia.

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Polar Vortex Explained: Artic-like deep freeze grips US with coldest temperature in 20 years, but is this climate change?

Occasionally we get meandering of the polar vortex and that is what is happening right now. And if you get a real big one you can have a big blob of cold air penetrate very far south.

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Many laws, failed implementation: New UN report explains why countries are unable to protect environment

The UN report noted that the number of attacks on environmental defenders is only increasing; in 2017 alone, 197 environmental defenders were murdered.

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8 Indians, Indian-Americans arrested in US in fake student visa racket; accused indicted of facilitating foreigners' illegal stay

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested eight persons - all of whom are either Indian nationals or Indian-Americans - on charges of fraudulently facilitating hundreds of immigrants to illegally remain in the US as students.

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Democrats ignore Donald Trump's 'wasting time' warning, offer border security plan with no money for Mexico wall

The high-stakes talks between Donald Trump and the Democrats are taking place against the backdrop of another possible shutdown in mid-February - an outcome that Trump's GOP allies in the Senate are especially eager to avoid.

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US-China trade talks: No big outcomes expected from negotiations; Huawei case adds complication to standoff

The core of the US allegations against China is that Beijing systematically steals trade secrets, forces foreign companies to hand over technology as the price of access to the Chinese market and subsidises its own tech companies.

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Iranian president Hassan Rouhani defends 2015 landmark nuclear deal, calls US 'oath-breaker'

Hassan Rouhani took another jab at opponents who have criticised Iranian diplomats' lack of foresight over not predicting the US withdrawal. "No agreement is based on whether the other party remains, but the main basis is the country's interests," he said.

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Donald Trump Govt unveils new H-1B visa lottery rules effective 1 April; advanced degree holders top priority for US

It's official. The Donald Trump administration, via the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced new rules favoring advanced US advanced degree holders filing H1B visas that go into effect 1 April and will be published in the US federal register Thursday. The revised scenario beginning this Spring recalibrates the educational qualification requirements of who (all) can be counted towards the regular, yearly stream of 65,000 visas in a move that will filter out more bachelor's degree holders from the H1B program, raise the probability of more US Master's degree holders filling the first wave of total available slots which analysts sat will eventually squeeze incoming batches of H1B workers.

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Canada to reduce staff at Cuba embassy after another diplomat falls ill

By Anna Mehler Paperny TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada has decided to cut the number of diplomatic staff in Cuba by up to half after another person fell ill, Ottawa said on Wednesday, bringing the total to 14 Canadians suffering mysterious symptoms since 2017. Canadian and U.S

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U.S. Midwest gripped by deep freeze blamed for several deaths

By Suzannah Gonzales CHICAGO (Reuters) - A blast of polar air brought dangerously low temperatures to much of the U.S. Midwest, causing three more deaths on Wednesday, while halting the mail and forcing residents who pride themselves on their winter hardiness to huddle indoors. Classes were cancelled for Wednesday and Thursday in many cities, including Chicago, home of the nation's third-largest school system, and police warned of the risk of accidents on icy highways.

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Who represents Venezuela? U.N., international lenders stuck in limbo

By Michelle Nichols and Lesley Wroughton UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three days after proclaiming himself Venezuela's head of state, Juan Guaido wrote to the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asking for help in tackling the country's urgent humanitarian crisis. But Venezuela's seat at the 193-member world body is held by President Nicolas Maduro's government and Guterres is unable to ramp up a humanitarian response in Venezuela without Maduro's approval or U.N.

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'El Chapo' must not 'escape' again, U.S. prosecutor tells jury

By Brendan Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Accused Mexican drug boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's repeated escapes from the law prove that he "knows he's guilty," a U.S. prosecutor told jurors in closing arguments at his trial on Wednesday, urging them not to let him escape again. Assistant U.S

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Youngest member of murderous Manson 'family' recommended for parole

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California Board of Parole Hearings recommended on Wednesday that Leslie Van Houten, the youngest of Charles Manson's murderous "family" of followers, be released early from the life prison term she is serving for her role in the cult's 1969 killing spree. The ultimate decision on whether to grant parole to Van Houten, who was 19 at the time of the slayings and is now 69, rests with Governor Gavin Newsom, whose predecessor and fellow Democrat, Jerry Brown, twice denied the board's recommendation that she be set free.

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Beyond Trump's wall: U.S. Congress tackles border security

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's planned "great, great wall" began morphing into a physical barrier and an array of high-tech gadgets in congressional talks launched on Wednesday to forge a compromise on security at the U.S. border with Mexico

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'Don't deal in Venezuelan gold,' White House says, in anti-Maduro push

By Shaylim Castro and Jeff Mason CARACAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House warned traders on Wednesday not to deal in Venezuelan gold or oil following its imposition of stiff sanctions aimed at forcing socialist President Nicolas Maduro from power. National security adviser John Bolton tweeted that traders should not deal in gold, oil or other commodities "being stolen" from the Venezuelan people, as opponents of Maduro's government worried that a Russian-operated plane had shipped gold out of Caracas on Wednesday afternoon

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U.S. aid agency creating humanitarian plan for Venezuela with Guaido - spokesman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mark Green, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, spoke with Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president Juan Guaido on Wednesday, a spokesman said. U.S

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Venezuelan oil stuck at ports, PDVSA struggles to import fuel

By Deisy Buitrago and Marianna Parraga (Reuters) - Venezuela's oil inventories have started to build up at the country's ports and terminals as PDVSA is finding it cannot export crude at its usual rate due to U.S. sanctions imposed earlier this week, according to sources and shipping data

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Jay-Z wins fight for African-American arbitrators in trademark case

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jay-Z has agreed to privately arbitrate a trademark and contract dispute with clothing company Iconix Brand Group Inc, his lawyers said on Wednesday, after enough African-American arbitrators became eligible to handle the case. Lawyers for the rapper and entrepreneur asked a New York state judge to dismiss Jay-Z's Nov

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Shuttered at home, cement plants bloom along China's new Silk Road

By Brenda Goh and Mariya Gordeyeva HANGZHOU, China/SHIELI, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - On a windswept steppe in southwestern Kazakhstan, the new Chinese-backed cement plant on the outskirts of the village of Shieli stands as a gleaming symbol to some of the Central Asian country's industrialisation.

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Purported hackers stole U.S. evidence to discredit Mueller probe -filing

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.

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Saudi Arabia winds down 15-month anti-corruption campaign

By Stephen Kalin RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has ended a sprawling crackdown on corruption ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that it said had recovered more than $106 billion through settlements with scores of senior princes, ministers and top businessmen. A royal court statement said the government had summoned 381 people, some as witnesses, under the campaign launched in November 2017, but it provided no names

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U.N. rights experts seek inquiry into toxic waste from Brazil dam

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights experts called on Wednesday for an impartial investigation into the deadly collapse of a dam in Minas Gerais, Brazil, and into toxicity of the waste from the iron ore mine owned by Vale. In a statement, the U.N.

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Purported hackers stole U.S. evidence in Russia probe - court filing

By Sarah N.

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Colder than the South Pole: U.S. Midwest gripped by deep freeze

By Suzannah Gonzales CHICAGO (Reuters) - A blast of polar air brought record-low temperatures to much of the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday, canceling trash pick-ups, halting the mail and forcing residents who pride themselves on their winter hardiness to huddle indoors. Classes were canceled for Wednesday and Thursday in many cities, including Chicago, home of the nation's third-largest school system, and police warned of the risk of accidents on icy highways

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A Closer Look at the Polar Vortex’s Dangerously Cold Winds

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By YULIYA PARSHINA-KOTTAS, KARTHIK PATANJALI, JEREMY WHITE, BENJAMIN WILHELM and EVAN GROTHJAN from NYT Science https://nyti.ms/2B9tBka

Trump Calls Intelligence Officials ‘Naive’ After They Contradict Him

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By EILEEN SULLIVAN from NYT U.S. https://nyti.ms/2GdqeM3

Chris Christie Says Jared Kushner’s Father Committed a ‘Loathsome’ Crime

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By DANIEL VICTOR from NYT U.S. https://nyti.ms/2DJlZ9I

‘I’m Going to Die Here,’ She Told the Guards. They Didn’t Listen.

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By SARAH MASLIN NIR from NYT U.S. https://nyti.ms/2RWiAg9

A Merciless Cold Lingers in the Midwest

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By JULIE BOSMAN and MONICA DAVEY from NYT U.S. https://nyti.ms/2DHJFuP

Cold Weather Tips From Chicagoans Who Really Know What They’re Talking About

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By JULIE BOSMAN and MONICA DAVEY from NYT U.S. https://nyti.ms/2RX77gG

You Know the Lorena Bobbitt Story. But Not All of It.

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By AMY CHOZICK from NYT Arts https://nyti.ms/2BcEzFw

Can China Turn the Middle of Nowhere Into the Center of the World Economy?

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Apple Was Slow to Act on FaceTime Bug That Allows Spying on iPhones

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U.S. Midwest Freezes, Australia Burns: This Is the Age of Weather Extremes

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By SOMINI SENGUPTA from NYT Climate https://nyti.ms/2DGTPfb

Jussie Smollett, Star of ‘Empire,’ Attacked in What Police Call a Possible Hate Crime

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Knife crime: Suspects could be banned from social media

Those breaching sanctions aimed at cutting rising violence could face up to two years in prison.

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Warwick students suspended over rape threats allowed to return early

One of the targeted students said she felt "terrified" at the prospect of seeing the men on campus again.

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Polar vortex: Fire used to melt ice on Chicago train tracks

Flames from gas-fed heaters stop snow and ice from clogging up the track at railway intersections.

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The GP substitute will see you now

Some 20,000 physios, pharmacists and paramedics are to be recruited to work with under-pressure GPs.

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‘Meeting the stranger who saved my life’

Liv Pontin had decided to take her own life, when a train driver stopped her. Now they are reuniting.

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Sarah Sanders says 'God wanted Trump to be president'

In an interview, the White House press secretary says Donald Trump had divine support.

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MPs say fast fashion brands inaction on ethics is shocking

JD Sports, Sports Direct, TK Maxx, Amazon, Boohoo and Missguided must do more, say MPs.

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Brexit: How ready is the UK government for no deal?

A think tank report assesses how ready the government is to leave the EU without a deal.

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Brexit: Car investment halves as industry hits 'red alert'

The UK industry's trade body warns of "permanent devastation" if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.

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House price growth at near six-year low

The annual rise in house prices "almost ground to a complete halt" in January, the Nationwide says.

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The Papers: 'May woos Labour MPs with cash'

Thursday's front pages feature stories on Brexit, Facebook, stalkers and a new NHS recruitment plan.

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News Daily: Knife crime crackdown, cold weather and fast fashion

Your morning briefing for Thursday 31 January 2019.

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It's deadline day - can you handle the pressure?

Nearly two million people are estimated to have left it until the last minute to fill in their tax returns.

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'Women are seen as home cooks - not chefs'

Meet the professional chefs changing the way people think about women in the kitchen.

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Polar vortex: What is it and how does it happen?

The deep freeze gripping much of the US has been blamed on a polar vortex. Here's what that means.

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Kate Spade's niece Rachel Brosnahan is the new face of her label

Rachel Brosnahan, star of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, honours her late aunt in the new collection.

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How to de-ice your car - and other questions

How should I drive in the snow? Why does salt melt ice? How can I boost my immune system?

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Inflatable puffer fish pill 'could track patient's health'

US scientists say it could be used to monitor tumours or ulcers for a month in the stomach.

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Gay dating app Scruff bans underwear photos

The app bans images of men in underwear and swimwear after "repeated suspensions by app store distributors".

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Attacked Empire actor Jussie Smollett 'has tasted brutality of hatred'

Stars support Empire actor Jussie Smollet, the victim of a suspected hate crime in Chicago.

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The city with no homeless on its streets

What can UK cities learn from Finland, where the number of rough sleepers has fallen dramatically?

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Why some Japanese pensioners want to go to jail

Japan is in the grip of an elderly crime wave. Poverty and loneliness are two of the possible causes.

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How do you compost a human body - and why would you?

A US state could become one of the first places in the world to allow corpses to become fertile soil.

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The unlikely stars bucking the High Street slump

Museum and gallery shops are reporting rising sales and greater interest. What is their recipe for growth?

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Nastya Rybka: Model who got caught up in the Trump-Russia row

The story of Nastya Rybka, who was questioned in a Thai jail by the FBI about the Trump-Russia inquiry.

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On the buses? Where and how often are we travelling?

Councils say they are "desperate" to protect services but funding cuts forced "difficult decisions".

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Major Australian mining firms back indigenous voice in parliament Mining giants BHP and Rio Tinto call for constitutional guarantee of indigenous representation in parliament.

Mining giants BHP and Rio Tinto call for constitutional guarantee of indigenous representation in parliament.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 11:41PM

Saudi Arabia: Corruption crackdown 'ends with $106bn recovered' The crackdown was one of MBS's first moves as crown prince and raised questions over his role as reformer.

The crackdown was one of MBS's first moves as crown prince and raised questions over his role as reformer.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 11:36PM

EU rejects Theresa May's plans to change Brexit deal European leaders stand behind agreement as UK leader seeks to tweak the withdrawal text.

European leaders stand behind agreement as UK leader seeks to tweak the withdrawal text.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 11:26PM

Sudan's army says it will 'not allow state to fall' amid protests Army chief Kamal Abdul Maarouf says those leading the protests are hostile to Sudan and are hurting the country's image.

Army chief Kamal Abdul Maarouf says those leading the protests are hostile to Sudan and are hurting the country's image.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 11:26PM

Sultan Abdullah takes Malaysia throne for five-year term The installation follows the sudden decision of Sultan Muhammad V to step down after only two years in the job.

The installation follows the sudden decision of Sultan Muhammad V to step down after only two years in the job.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 11:23PM

Mining vs the environment: The battle over Armenia's Amulsar gold mine Why are Armenians fighting over the controversial Amulsar gold mining project and how does it affect the country's new government?

Why are Armenians fighting over the controversial Amulsar gold mining project and how does it affect the country's new government?

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 10:51PM

Armenia: Mining Out the Leopard Investigating claims of political corruption and a scramble for mineral wealth endangering the Caucasian leopard.

Investigating claims of political corruption and a scramble for mineral wealth endangering the Caucasian leopard.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 10:47PM

Venezuelans call for humanitarian aid as political crisis deepens Anti-government protesters take to the streets, calling for Nicolas Maduro to step down and aid to be allowed in.

Anti-government protesters take to the streets, calling for Nicolas Maduro to step down and aid to be allowed in.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 09:37PM

Trump lashes out at US spy chiefs over Iran, North Korea and ISIL Trump calls US intelligence directors 'naive' after they contradicted his views on threats to the US.

Trump calls US intelligence directors 'naive' after they contradicted his views on threats to the US.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 09:31PM

Karen minority urge 'respect' in Myanmar peace park initiative Salween Peace Park combines self-determination with environmental protection, but central government has yet to sign up.

Salween Peace Park combines self-determination with environmental protection, but central government has yet to sign up.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 08:40PM

Power outages hit thousands of Sydney homes as temperatures soar Electricity lost to 45,000 houses as local media report cases of people trapped in lifts and one hospital losing power.

Electricity lost to 45,000 houses as local media report cases of people trapped in lifts and one hospital losing power.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 07:12PM

Samsung Electronics expects weaker 2019 earnings as profits slump South Korean tech giant announces 31 percent year-on-year plunge for net profits in the final quarter of last year.

South Korean tech giant announces 31 percent year-on-year plunge for net profits in the final quarter of last year.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 06:08PM

US: Purported hackers stole evidence to tarnish Mueller probe Prosecutors say confidential material from Russia probe altered and released online as part of disinformation campaign.

Prosecutors say confidential material from Russia probe altered and released online as part of disinformation campaign.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 04:29PM

Myanmar: 'No political prisoners' but dozens still behind bars Activists decry government failure to recognise political detainees and its usage of repressive laws against critics.

Activists decry government failure to recognise political detainees and its usage of repressive laws against critics.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 04:01PM

US Federal Reserve holds interest rates steady, vows 'patience' The US Fed chairman says "the situation now calls for patience", backs away from expected tightening.

The US Fed chairman says "the situation now calls for patience", backs away from expected tightening.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 01:47PM

Lawmakers look to block US support for Saudi-UAE war on Yemen Legislators say the war was never approved by Congress, argue US should halt its support for Saudi-UAE offensive.

Legislators say the war was never approved by Congress, argue US should halt its support for Saudi-UAE offensive.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 01:29PM

Assault on actor Jussie Smollett probed as possible hate crime The attackers reportedly placed a noose around the black actor's neck and yelled homophobic slurs.

The attackers reportedly placed a noose around the black actor's neck and yelled homophobic slurs.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 01:17PM

Brazil dam disaster: 'Dead or alive, we just want to know' Families search for answers after muddy sea of debris sweeps everything in its path and kills more than 80 people.

Families search for answers after muddy sea of debris sweeps everything in its path and kills more than 80 people.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 12:28PM

Marzieh Hashemi: Journalist returns to Iran after US detention Marzieh Hashemi arrives in Tehran, Iranian broadcaster Press TV says, after being held for 10 days in Washington, DC.

Marzieh Hashemi arrives in Tehran, Iranian broadcaster Press TV says, after being held for 10 days in Washington, DC.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 11:59AM

Apple blocks Facebook app that paid teens to track internet use A Facebook research app privacy guidelines by collecting private data like internet history, location data and messages.

A Facebook research app privacy guidelines by collecting private data like internet history, location data and messages.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 11:48AM

Death toll climbs after migrant boats sink off Djibouti At least 43 killed and scores missing after two boats sink on voyage to Arabian Peninsula.

At least 43 killed and scores missing after two boats sink on voyage to Arabian Peninsula.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 11:41AM

What is Theresa May's next Brexit move? UK prime minister has received the backing of MPs to renegotiate her Brexit deal with the EU.

UK prime minister has received the backing of MPs to renegotiate her Brexit deal with the EU.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 11:26AM

UN: New talks on Western Sahara expected in March Special envoy for Western Sahara hopes to meet different parties in February before a new round of talks in March.

Special envoy for Western Sahara hopes to meet different parties in February before a new round of talks in March.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 10:50AM

Bug in Apple FaceTime app lets users listen in on conversations Apple says 'group FaceTime is temporarily unavailable' as the company works on solving the issue.

Apple says 'group FaceTime is temporarily unavailable' as the company works on solving the issue.

from Al Jazeera English January 30, 2019 at 10:44AM

US intel heads list North Korea, Russian cyber attacks, not security gaps at Mexico border, as threat to country

Besides North Korea, the intelligence report on which the intelligence agencies based their testimony predicted that security threats to the US and its allies will expand this year, driven in part by China and Russia.

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UK Parliament backs proposal to rework Irish border guarantee in Brexit deal; EU says treaty not up for re-negotiation

Two weeks after overwhelmingly rejecting May's Brexit deal, parliament backed a proposal intended to send her back to Brussels with a stronger mandate to seek changes that were more likely to win their support. However, Brussels has repeatedly said it does not want to reopen a treaty signed off by the other 27 EU leaders.

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Venezuela top court freezes Guaido's accounts, imposes travel ban

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's Supreme Court imposed a travel ban and financial restrictions on self-declared interim president Juan Guaido on Tuesday, including freezing his bank accounts, the president of the court said.

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Venezuela targets Guaido with probe, travel ban, asset freeze

By Ana Isabel Martinez CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's government struck back at self-declared interim president Juan Guaido on Tuesday, with the Supreme Court imposing a travel ban and freeze on his bank accounts despite a warning from Washington of "serious consequences" if it did so.

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Vale to cut output, shut down dams after Brazil disaster

By Jake Spring and Gram Slattery BRASILIA/BRUMADINHO, Brazil (Reuters) - Vale SA, the world's largest iron ore miner, on Tuesday vowed to take as much as 10 percent of its ore output offline in order to decommission 10 more dams like the one that burst last week, killing scores of workers and nearby residents. Chief Executive Fabio Schvartsman said it would temporarily paralyse operations using those dams and spend 5 billion reais ($1.3 billion) to decommission them over the next three years. The move came as prosecutors began arresting Vale executives over the Friday collapse of a tailings dam in the Brazilian town of Brumadinho, which was hit by a torrent of mining waste that killed at least 84 people and left hundreds more missing

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Indigenous village faces existential threat from Brazil dam burst

By Leonardo Benassatto and Adriano Machado SAO JOAQUIM DE BICAS, Brazil (Reuters) - Miles (km) downstream from where a dam owned by miner Vale SA burst on Friday, killing hundreds, a small indigenous village in Brazil faces doubts about its very existence as the river at the centre of life here runs dark with mining waste. For members of the Pataxo-Hahahae tribe living at the end of a sinuous dirt road, fish from the Paraopeba River are the principal source of food.

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U.S. federal contractors fight for back pay after shutdown

By Katharine Jackson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the U.S. government shutdown over, Lila Johnson returns to work on Friday cleaning bathrooms as an employee of a federal contractor, but unlike those who work directly for the government, she is not getting any of the pay she lost during the month-long hiatus. Johnson, 71, and other union members joined congressional lawmakers on Tuesday in pushing for legislation that would provide back pay to low-wage government contract workers who went unpaid during the 35-day shutdown "I'm a little furious.

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Exclusive: Vale eyed dam design changes in 2009 that may have prevented disaster

By Marta Nogueira and Ernest Scheyder RIO DE JANEIRO/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Brazilian miner Vale SA identified concerns around its tailings dams in 2009 and studied but did not implement several steps that could have prevented or lessened the damage from last week's deadly disaster, according to a corporate presentation seen by Reuters. A tailings dam, used to store the muddy detritus of the mining process, collapsed on Friday, killing at least 65 in one of Brazil's largest industrial accidents on record. The Brumadinho disaster, coming just over three years after a similar incident at another mine partially controlled by Vale, has fueled calls for a management overhaul and erased more than 70 billion reais ($18.61 billion) in Vale's market value

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Brazil union says it urged Vale to move offices away from burst dam

BRUMADINHO, Brazil (Reuters) - The union representing mining workers in the Brazilian town devastated by a burst tailings dam said on Tuesday it had been asking Vale SA for "at least two years" to move its cafeteria and offices out of the path of a dam break.

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Vale to end use and dismantle all upstream dams after disaster - CEO

BRASLIA (Reuters) - Vale SA, the world's largest iron ore miner, on Tuesday vowed to take as much as 10 percent of its ore output offline in order to decommission 19 dams like the one that burst last week, killing scores of workers and nearby residents. Chief Executive Fabio Schvartsman said Vale would halt operations using those dams and spend 5 billion reais ($1.3 billion) to decommission them over the next three years

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Death toll from Brazil dam burst rises to 84, with 276 unaccounted for

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The death toll from Vale's dam burst in the Brazilian town of Brumadinho rose to 84 people, and 276 were still unaccounted for, according to rescuers working at the site on Tuesday. They said that 48 people have been identified so far, as work continues in the area. (Reporting by Marcelo Teixeira; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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Vale sacrifices output to decommission dams after Brazil disaster

By Jake Spring and Gram Slattery BRASILIA/BRUMADINHO, Brazil (Reuters) - Vale SA, the world's largest iron ore miner, on Tuesday vowed to take as much as 10 percent of its ore output offline in order to decommission 10 more dams like the one that burst last week, killing scores of workers and nearby residents. Chief Executive Fabio Schvartsman said it would temporarily paralyze operations using those dams and spend 5 billion reais ($1.3 billion) to decommission them over the next three years

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'Dreamers' will not figure in U.S. border security talks, Democrat says

By Amanda Becker and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Citizenship for "Dreamer" immigrants will not be on the table as lawmakers try to negotiate a compromise on border security to keep federal agencies open beyond Feb. 15, the No

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U.S. lawmakers again seek to end U.S. support for Saudis in Yemen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers will try again to pass a resolution ending U.S.

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Ireland says UK-EU withdrawal agreement not open for renegotiation

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The European Union's position on the Brexit withdrawal deal, including the Irish backstop, has not changed and the agreement is not open for renegotiation, Ireland's government said in a statement on Tuesday. A change in London's red lines could lead to a change in the political declaration on the future relationship UK/EU relationship that accompanies the withdrawal treaty, and a better overall outcome, the statement added. Earlier the UK parliament backed an amendment instructing Prime Minister Theresa May to demand that Brussels replace the backstop - which aims to avoid customs checks on the island of Ireland after Brexit - with "alternative arrangements"

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U.S. Treasury's Malpass is a finalist on Trump's list for World Bank - Bloomberg

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - David Malpass, the U.S. Treasury's top diplomat, is a finalist to be President Donald Trump's pick to lead the World Bank, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday. Bloomberg, which cited people familiar with the matter, said Trump was still interviewing candidates to replace Jim Yong Kim as head of the bank, but said several others who had been considered were now seen as unlikely to win Trump's backing.

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EU's Tusk says Brexit "backstop" not renegotiable

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk said the EU-UK divorce deal was not up for renegotiation after Britain's parliament on Tuesday voted to replace the Irish "backstop" border arrangement contained in it with unspecified "alternative arrangements".

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After decline, U.S. military's Mexico border mission to grow again

By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon is planning to send thousands more troops back to the U.S. border with Mexico, acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Tuesday, as Democrats in Congress questioned the merits of a mission that had declined in size.

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UK parliament rejects Labour's Brexit amendment

LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers voted 327 to 296 on Tuesday against a proposal which called for parliament to consider alternative options to prevent Britain leaving the European Union without a deal. The proposal, put forward by the opposition Labour Party, was opposed by Prime Minister Theresa May. (Reporting by William James; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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U.S. sends first Central American asylum seeker to Mexico under new policy

By Shannon Stapleton and Lizbeth Diaz TIJUANA/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States sent the first Central American asylum seeker back to Mexico through a crossing at the border city of Tijuana on Tuesday as part of a hardened immigration policy, an official at Mexico's national migration institute said. The return of a Honduran man was carried out under a U.S. policy dubbed the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) by which the United States will return non-Mexican migrants who cross the U.S

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U.S. Senator McConnell would support bill making shutdowns more difficult

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he would support bipartisan legislation to make government shutdowns more difficult as federal agencies returned to work after a partial shutdown that spanned more than a month. "I'm certainly open to it," McConnell told reporters

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Life-threatening cold grips U.S., could hit minus 50F in Midwest

By Gina Cherelus (Reuters) - A blast of arctic-chilled air from the polar vortex brought dangerous, record-setting cold to a wide swath of the eastern United States on Tuesday, stretching from the Dakotas through Maine, with snow expected as far south as Alabama and Georgia.

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Vale eyed dam design changes in 2009 that may have prevented disaster

By Marta Nogueira and Ernest Scheyder RIO DE JANEIRO/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Brazilian miner Vale SA identified concerns around its tailings dams in 2009 and studied but did not implement several steps that could have prevented or lessened the damage from last week's deadly disaster, according to a corporate presentation seen by Reuters. A tailings dam, used to store the muddy detritus of the mining process, collapsed on Friday, killing at least 65 in one of Brazil's largest industrial accidents on record.

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'We know how to survive,' but U.S. shutdown cuts deep for Native Americans

By Stephanie Keith and Andrew Hay EAGLE BUTTE, S.D./TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) - The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma used a GoFundMe page and its own money to feed its many members who were furloughed or worked without pay during the U.S. government shutdown.

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