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There's a new sound at soccer matches in Saudi Arabia: women's cheers

Saudi women made a new history on Friday by attended the Saudi professional League game in Jeddah , an activity that was limited to men for decades. Last year, he pledged to modernise the kingdom and to scale back the power of its ultraconservative clerics, returning Saudi Arabia to what he described as "moderate Islam".

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Here's what we know about Saudi Arabia's tourist visas for women

Separately, BBC News reports Saudi Arabia has been hosting its first women's squash tournament this week, and in November of past year, the country introduced the women's basketball tournament for universities, which took place in Jeddah and was attended by about 3,000 women.

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Snow may cause dicey travel Sunday night into Monday morning

New data suggests that most of the snow may already be south of the area by the commute time Monday morning. Still moisture will be limited although a system like this could produce 1-2 inches of snow but there's still a chance snowfall totals could be very limited.

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EFF Menlyn protest marked by vandalism, looting

A police officer who declined to be identified in the press said members of the SAPS crowd control public order police unit had been summoned to the Kolonnade Mall, but there was no sign of the EFF members. EFF leader Julius Malema said he doesn't regret taking the action Saturday, the South African Broadcasting Corporation reported. "We're not going to leave".

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Canada's WTO broadside: What's the strategy ?

The 32-page filing not only accuses the US of improperly imposing duties on Canadian products but also on those of other trading partners, including Brazil, China, EU and India. With its WTO filing, Canada is forcing the United States to put its logic to the test. Canada cited five reasons for the complaint, saying the US levies penalties beyond what's allowed by the WTO, improperly calculates rates, unfairly declares penalties retroactive, limits evidence from outside parties, and has a ...

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Syrian govt defends Idlib campaign, condemns France

The fighting in Idlib has forced almost 100,000 people to flee since early December, the United Nations says. The Syrian government hit back on Thursday against French criticism of its military campaign in rebel-held Idlib, saying it was targeting terrorist groups that were not party to an agreement to reduce fighting in the rebel-held region.

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Myanmar: Soldiers, villagers killed Rohingya in mass grave

Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday it was "positive" that the country's military was taking responsibility for the actions of troops, after the army said soldiers were involved in killing 10 captured Rohingya Muslims.

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Trump, in Nashville, outlines plans to spur rural economies

At the American Farm Bureau Federation's annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday, under the theme " Rebuilding Rural America ", Trump told the audience " you are forgotten no more ". "On NAFTA I am working very hard to get a better deal for our farmers and ranchers and manufacturers". Trump praised farmers and touched on familiar topics, including patriotism and respect for the US flag and national anthem.

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Erdogan Calls on Putin to End Northern Syria Attacks by Regime Forces

However, Syrian regime forces, with Russian backing have stepped up attacks trying to regain control of the area controlled by the rebels. Turkey is the biggest Muslim majority country in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and an important USA ally in the Middle East.

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Human Trafficking Awareness Day

If you have information about a possible trafficking situation, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) at 1-888-373-7888 toll free. "When I tried to backpedal I went through a very horrific experience", said Rush. McCormick shared her son's story alongside state officials addressing human trafficking in the state Tuesday.

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State Department Rolls Out New Travel Advisory Program

State Department has issued its highest travel warning for five states in Mexico following a revamp of its travel advisory system Wednesday. She added that the travel advisory will be reviewed on a regular basis depending on the rating level of the particular country and circumstances.

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Britain refuses Ecuador's request to grant diplomatic status to Assange

Julian Assange , the Wikileaks founder, has been given an Ecuadorean passport and identity documents, fuelling speculation that he could soon be moved from the embassy in London . government to launch a criminal investigation into the publisher. A United Nations panel concluded in 2016 that Mr Assange was under arbitrary detention.

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'Home and Away' Actress Jess Falkholt Passes Away

Last night, the Daily Telegraph revealed Jessica's extended family had made a decision to switch off her life support in the hope that she could be woken from her coma. Following Wednesday's funeral service, Vivian Falkholt's younger brother Pail Ponticello said: 'It's a day that will be hard to erase from our memory.

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Trump on prospect of meeting with Mueller: 'It seems unlikely'

Trump's position, stated during a news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the White House, came in the wake of reports this week that Mueller and his team raised the possibility of an interview with the president during a meeting with his attorneys.

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Seoul to announce measures on 'defective' sex slavery deal

President Moon Jae-in criticized the deal last month as seriously flawed because the negotiations failed to reflect the opinions of the victims and the citizens. He went on to say that while Tokyo will "swiftly protest" the new policy through the "appropriate channels" he was confident that South Korea "is aware that this agreement is one of the cornerstones of future-oriented bilateral relations".

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US President Donald Trump To Attend World Economic Forum In Davos

Chinese President Xi Jinping used the forum in 2017 for a global call to reject trade wars and protectionism in a rebuttal to Trump. Trump would be the first sitting USA president to attend the meeting of global economic and financial leaders since Bill Clinton in January 2000.

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Alligators stick snouts through ice to survive freezing conditions, swamp park says

Pretty unbelievable. ... This is the time of year when they are just hanging out and waiting for it to get warm". George Howard , the park's general manager, said the alligators at the facility are using a form of hibernation called brumination to lower their body temperatures and metabolisms so they can keep warm enough to survive the cold conditions.

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Manhunt for pair charged in girl's death underway

Police responded to a 911 call around 10:45 a.m. on January 1 for an unresponsive 4-year-old girl. Police said the girl was suffering from severe burns on her body. "We didn't know. We would have gone" and removed her from the home, he said. The suspects were arrested by U.S. Marshals in Macon, Georgia with help from the Lowndes County Sheriff Department, said Sumpter Township Police Chief Eric Luke in a news release.

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Teacher questioning administrative pay raises removed from board meeting in handcuffs

Fontana, the board president, told NBC News that Hargrave had violated meeting policies, by taking up extra time and asking questions during a public comment section. Shortly after, Hargrave was removed from the building in handcuffs. Fontana, who voted in favor of the final contract, said the board employs a city marshal to provide security during meetings.

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WH Says Press 'Lucky' To Be Allowed Into Trump Immigration Meeting

The Dreamers are young immigrants who were brought into the US illegally as children. In order to protect those under DACA, however, Trump shared three goals he expects the upcoming bill to accomplish: enhancing border security, ending chain migration, and eradicating the visa lottery system.

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SpaceX successfully launches top-secret Zuma spacecraft

The unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday night, carrying the satellite toward an undisclosed orbit. The first launch this year carried a special payload - Zuma, a secretive spacecraft commissioned by the US government for an undisclosed mission.

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Manhunt underway after deputy chasing suspects is fatally shot in Washington state

Police say two suspects were involved. One of the burglars was found dead near the scene, and a handgun was recovered. It was unclear which of the suspects shot the deputy, or if both fired at him. A large containment area around the shooting scene was blocked off for several hours while authorities searched for a second suspect. Some roads in the area are closed.

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Supreme Court to review Section 377

LGBT rights groups called the law the "worst in the nation" and the Supreme Court's decision a "missed opportunity". The plea seeking decriminalisation of homosexuality or gay sex between two consenting adults was referred to a larger bench by the apex court on Monday.

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Cinevista studio fire: Investigators recover body of audio assistant

By the time fire engines reached the spot in around 15 minutes, the fire had spread over a ground plus one building, and had covered nearly 3,000 sq ft. In a statement with Indian express a guy suggested that "The disaster happened at about 8 pm and fire engines were summoned immediately". On December 29, 14 persons were killed in a fire at an upscale pub in the Kamala Mills compound.

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Man dies in Stockholm metro station blast

It is being reported by local media that the second injured person is a 45-year-old woman. The blast occurred mid-morning at the Varby gard station in Huddinge, a southern suburb of the Swedish capital. Technicians are still working on it. Police said fragment damages on the victims and findings at the scene indicated the explosive could be a hand grenade, possibly an old one.