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PM Modi means business in short but focused Davos trip

The PM also talked about India's policies and growth potential and expressed that he felt proud to represent India in Davos. "Don't evaluate me only on demonetisation and GST, we brought economic reform, built toilets, brought electricity to 18000 villages", PM Modi said in an exclusive interview with Zee News .

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Vallejo doesn't make the cut for Amazon's second headquarters

When a city is chosen, the reward will be a $5 billion investment into HQ2 and as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs, said Amazon. Amazon formally announced the 20 cities most likely to be awarded the company's second North American headquarters, on January 18th.

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Pence to Egypt's Sisi: 'We Will Help a Two-State Answer'

These heroes presented in the Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem tell the stories characters throughout history that have stood by the Jewish people and helped establish the State of Israel. "It is key to peace in the region and key to enabling Muslims to effectively fight some of the root causes of radicalization", King Abdullah II told Pence in Amman.

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Trump is wrong. A government shutdown won't devastate the United States military

While alliances play a key role in the strategy , "America First" calls for USA allies to commit more resources to common defense, he said. "We will continue to execute daily operations around the world - ships and submarines will remain at sea, our aircraft will continue to fly and our warfighters will continue to pursue terrorists throughout the Middle East, Africa and South Asia", the secretary said.

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North Korea accuses United States of plotting another Korean War

Trump didn't place all of the blame for the current state of relations with North Korea on Russian Federation, however. It will come into force after the ratification of at least 50 United Nations members. So, there is a probability that it will work with North Korea as well. It seems that Mr. President still wants to de-nuclearize North Korea, but it does not seem possible in this scenario.

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World reacts positively to Ardern's news

Ardern was quick to assure the public that she would only take six weeks off, during which time she would still be contactable, so that the country would run as usual. "Congratulations @jacindaardern on your wonderful news today". The 37-year-old anxious her staff might notice she was eating constantly, and only the same foods.

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CNN's Sanjay Gupta Diagnoses Donald Trump With Heart Disease

I mean I walk, I this, I that", Trump, 71, said during an Oval Office interview. And his doctor says they're conclusive: Trump is a "very sharp" and "articulate" guy. But the United States president performed "exceedingly well" on cognitive screening, which is not standard but was requested by Trump. The doctor said he didn't ask, but guessed that Trump "sleeps four to five hours a night".

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PM Modi's WEF participation to attract global investors:Prabhu

As in 2017 , the environment dominates the list of risks , with extreme weather, ecosystem collapse, man-made environmental disasters, and failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation, all ranked highly. "There are many signs of progress and many reasons for hope - but we still lack the momentum and the necessary depth of collaboration to deliver change on the scale required".

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Trump tries to protect medical providers who oppose abortion

The Associated Press reports Office of Civil Rights director Roger Severino said from 2008 to November 2016, HHS received 10 such complaints. As a Heritage Foundation scholar, Severino expressed anti-transgender views, such as opposition to allowing transgender people in the US military and the Obama administration's litigation against North Carolina's anti-trans bathroom law House Bill 2.

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Gunmen Attack Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan Capital of Kabul

Four attackers are in the hotel, interior ministry deputy spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said. Local media Kabul Monitor has reported that among many local and foreign guests, officials from all 34 provincial directorates of broadcasting and information technology, were present at the hotel when the attack took place at around 09.40 p.m.

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What happens in a US govt shutdown

The National Parks , which fall under the Department of the Interior , often serve as a symbol of the government's closure, as "Park Closed" signs are placed at entrances and gates are locked shut. The State Department's passport services are funded partly by fees, which means it is not completely dependent on Congress for money and may be able to continue to issue passports for at least a short time.

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Did You Read Fake News During the Election? Twitter Will Tell You

In the 10 week period before the 2016 election, a total of 3,814 IRA-linked accounts posted 175,993 tweets. "Any such activity represents a challenge to democratic societies everywhere, and we're committed to continuing to work on this important issue", the company said.

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Donald Trump's exercise regimen will amaze you

That's according to his White House physician, Navy doctor Ronny Jackson. Trump also received a ideal score (30/30) on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA ) - a standard, one-page test created to test a person's thinking and memory skills for signs of dementia , Jackson said .

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Halep topples Davis in marathon

The 17th-seeded Keys, who lost in the U.S. Open final past year to Sloane Stephens , saved three break points serving for the match , finally clinching it on her first match point. "I say that it's a big win in many ways, and I take it". Roger Federer continued his career-long domination of Richard Gasquet , beating the Frenchman for the 17th time in 19 matches with a 6-2, 7-5, 6-4 third-round win at Melbourne Park.

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Bawana factory fire: 17 dead, Delhi govt orders inquiry

The fire was caught in the ground floor initially at around 6.20 p.m. on Saturday. The rescue operation continued for almost two hours before the fire was doused. "Condolences to the families who lost their loved ones and I pray for speedy recovery to the ones who are injured", he said on Twitter. Kejriwal was reacting to his health minister, Satyender Jain's tweet, which read, "Learnt about a serious fire incident in a private factory at Bawana .

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The Mystery Surrounding Agni 5's Range

Sarawat told The Hindu newspaper . The missile was reportedly fired on Thursday morning India time from Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of the eastern state of Odisha. This successful test of Agni-V reaffirms the country's indigenous missile capabilities and further strengthens our credible deterrence", said a defense ministry official, according to the Times of India .

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President Donald Trump is officially overweight, his physician revealed Tuesday

The White House physician said several times that there was nothing he was holding back, and that neither Trump nor his aides had coached him on what to say. A year earlier, Bornstein had released a letter that predicted Trump would be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency" if he won. Still, some people didn't accept Jackson's assessment of the president.

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Should we change the date of Australia Day?

January 26 is not that day. Neither prime minister Malcolm Turnbull nor opposition leader Bill Shorten support changing the date. Most WA councils have reaffirmed their intention to retain the official date for celebrations and citizenship ceremonies.

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America first: Trump pushes for merit-based immigration system

The government faces a partial shutdown after Friday unless Trump and Congress agree to continue funding. Trump's tweets came just hours after his administration resumed receiving renewal applications for "Dreamers" under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program following a federal court order blocking the administration from ending the program.

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Police release preliminary report on Las Vegas massacre

A preliminary investigative report about the October 1, 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas , Nevada does not reveal a motive for gunman Stephen Paddock's actions, but it does shed a little more light on how he planned the attack. Lombardo has spoken about the investigation publicly since then in interviews with various media outlets. Paddock ultimately opened fire at the country music festival and killed 58 people.

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Orthodox Christians of Kyrgyzstan take dip in icy water for the Epiphany

Russian president Vladimir Putin has stripped off to courageous the icy elements as part of a religious ceremony near Moscow . Mr Putin, wearing just trunks, became completely immersed in the water, having removed a sheepskin coat and felt boots for the freezing swim.

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Harrowing new study shows National Football League concussion protocol won't protect players from CTE

Researchers who worked on the study identified evidence of early CTE brain pathology after head impact, even in the absence of signs of concussion . That presence of that protein is how CTE is diagnosed after death. To further cement the theory, the researchers conducted an experiment on mice, which were exposed to blast exposure and to repeated head impacts.

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New Jersey Governor Vows To Legalize Marijuana In Inauguration Speech

Phil Murphy has signed an executive order aimed at promoting gender pay equality. Murphy says the order prohibits any effort by a state agency to ask a job applicant about their wage history. Governor Phil Murphy-officially in office just two days-has already begun to implement numerous "progressive" policy changes he promised on the campaign trail and transform New Jersey into the "California of the East".

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Syrian Kurdish PYD urges action against Turkish bombing of Afrin region

The border force will include fighters from the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces, which have been instrumental in fighting ISIL, and it will be charged with securing Syria's northern border with Turkey and eastern border with Iraq. "[The U.S.] did wrong by continuing to fight a terrorist organization using another terrorist organization", he added. Some analysts say Assad's latest offensive may, though, force some rebels to participate, if for no other reason than to try to get a pause in ...

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Disproportionately Low Job Approval for Trump Confounds

The President ends his first year in office with an approval rating higher than he has seen in months. In other words, these voters picked Trump based (primarily) on what he said and did on the campaign trail, and not based on what others said or did.