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China Denies Spying on the African Union

But Mr Kuang - who hailed the headquarters as a "monument" to his country's relationship with the continent - said it was entirely untrue. After the hack was discovered a year ago, the building's IT system including servers was changed, according to Le Monde .

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Rahul Gandhi's jacket at rock concert attracts BJP's 'Soot-Boot' retort

I would like to invite women to join the party in Meghalaya so that we have more and more women to choose from. "How do they know the price of the jacket?" she asked. You will see him with others. Rahul Gandhi connects with the young. He had attended the concert in Shillong yesterday, apparently to reach out to the young voters.

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$600m of illegal cryptocurrency forex found in South Korea

Ethereum , the second-largest digital currency by market cap, traded about 9% lower and ripple , the third-largest cryptocurrency fell about almost 10% to $1.19. On Tuesday, Korea represented only 4% of trade in Bitcoin . South Korea and Japan seem to be adopting crypto through the process of regulating it versus trying to ban it outright.

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Flooding in Paris Becomes 'More and More Recurrent'

Water levels at the Austerlitz Bridge had reached almost 19 feet, according to the the official Vigicrues flood agency website. In 2016, torrential rains had triggered heavy flooding, plunging parts of France's central regions and Paris' venues into chaos where the Seine rose to 6.1 meters.

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Shares of Kingdom Holdings Spike After Prince Al-Waleed's Release

In his first interview since he was taken into custody in November, Prince Alwaleed told Reuters he was continuing to maintain his innocence of any corruption in talks with authorities. The central bank did not explain the reasons for the December data, but a jump in oil prices to three-year highs has lifted revenues, and this may have reduced the need for the government to draw down the reserves - though not entirely removed it, as Riyadh is still running a deficit.

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Dozens killed and wounded — Clashes in Yemen

An International Committee said more than 36 people were killed in last two days of fighting . The Aden-based official said on condition of anonymity that the heaviest fighting took place overnight and ended in taking control over all military bases and banks of the government in the southern port city.

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Monster Hunter World Ships 5 Million Copies In The First 3 Days

They're one-piece armor sets and cannot be mixed with other sets, but you can wear them regardless of gender. Capcom has just announced via press-release that Monster Hunter World has shipped 5 Million units (including the digital sales) worldwide in the first 3 days following release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One .

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Have you made up your mind on the Russia Investigation?

And the Justice Department has warned that making it public without a review process would be "extraordinarily reckless", though this wouldn't be the first time Trump has endorsed a course of action that others in his administration would describe in such fashion.

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Japan And China Agree To Resume Leaders' Visits As Ties Thaw

China has urged regional rival Japan to work with it to get strained relations between the two Asian giants back on to a normal track, as Japan's foreign minister Taro Kono made his first official visit to Beijing . What is known is that the submarine entered the contiguous zone less than 24 nautical miles from the contested Diaoyu Islands, which are known as the Senkakus in Japan.

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Trump's Air Force One is getting an expensive $24m 'cool' upgrade

The Defense Department sent out a notice in late December explaining that Boeing "has been awarded a $23,657,671 contract for engineering support services for VC-25A G12/G13 chillers, including prototype design, manufacture/procurement, installation, and the testing of one prototype".

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Search underway for climbers on Pakistan's 'killer mountain'

Four members from a team of Polish climbers attempting the first winter summit of nearby K2, the world's second highest mountain, will assist in the rescue operation after a Pakistan Army helicopter picks them up from their base camp and flies them to Nanga Parbat.

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Ontario Conservative MP Patrick Brown accused of sexual misconduct

He has called them "false", but says he does not want them to distract from the PC Party's effort to defeat Kathleen Wynne's Liberal government. Brown has denied the allegations, which stem from his time as MP for Barrie. Jamie Baillie, the head of Nova Scotia's Progressive Conservative Party, resigned Wednesday after being found to breach workplace harassment rules. Were you aware of any of the allegations against Brown prior to Wednesday? "He did not accept that advice", his chief of ...

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President Trump says he's 'for everyone': 'I wouldn't say I'm a feminist'

US President Donald Trump has told Piers Morgan he isn't a feminist . Writing on Twitter , Morgan said: " President Trump has declared he is NOT a feminist ". Trump had retweeted three anti-Muslim videos posted by Jayda Fransen , the deputy leader of Britain First , in November. DT: No, I wouldn't say I'm a feminist .

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Democrats Set To Obliterate Devin Nunes' FBI Secret Society Conspiracy Memo

In addition, we have also heard that [Intelligence Committee members are] considering making the classified memorandum available to the public and the media, an unprecedented action. One of the more shocking allegations put forward in the dossier was that Trump had paid prostitutes urinate on a bed at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Moscow where former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michele had once stayed.

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Another powerful billionaire slams Facebook for being too addictive

Comparing them to a casino, Soros shared the sentiment of former Facebook president Sean Parker, who said the social giant makes people addicted to its platform by "exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology". You can read a transcript of Soros' full remarks at Davos here. Addressing a packed audience, Soros also warned about the rise of "monopolistic behaviour" of technology and social media companies such as Facebook and Google which, while once liberating and innovative, are ...

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Federal Bureau of Investigation takes over search for missing 4-year-old in North Carolina

On Saturday afternoon, agents announced that a body believed to be Raul Gonzalez Johnson was found in a pond off Peabridge Road in Laurinburg. Time reports that during a press conference on Saturday, officials said the Scotland County Medical Examiner's office was still working to officially identify the body and the cause of death.

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Spain to expel Venezuela's ambassador as 'persona non grata'

The EU is in "full solidarity with Spain", Ray said. Members of Venezuela's government and opposition leaders are due to meet for another round of talks in the Dominican Republic on January 28 and 29, the Dominican government said on Thursday.

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Donald Trump at Davos: 'We must 'de-nuke North Korea'

President Trump declared America "open for business" in a speech on Friday to global to political and business elites in Davos, Switzerland , while taking a hard line on trade and vowing to make commerce with other countries "fair and reciprocal".

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Almost 400 Kurdish, Daesh Fighters Killed in Afrin Op - Turkish General Staff

They are fighting the mainly Kurdish militias known as the People's Protection Units (YPG). The armed Syrian fighters with us - and the entire group - scurried for cover as arms fire rang out and bullets whizzed past. Gen. "They are attacking our citizens in Germany and Belgium". Although it has only been ongoing for around a week, the confrontation has already claimed the lives of dozens of civilians.

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Syrian opposition says will boycott Russia-brokered peace talks in Sochi

Ahead of an SNC press conference on Saturday morning there was little detail about why the opposition had ultimately chose to boycott Sochi, though spokesman Yahya Al-Aridi earlier described the talks in Vienna as "tough". On the ground, Syrian forces have pressed on with an offensive in rebel-held Idlib launched in late December, with Russian backing. "By definition I am optimistic...

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33 killed, over 70 injured in South Korean hospital fire

Sejong Hospital also has a nursing home for the elderly, and there were 194 people in the building when the fire broke out, police said. Eight people were listed as critically injured and 69 slightly injured by 0153 GMT. Around 200 people were in the building when the fire broke out, police said. The fire came only a month after 29 people were killed in an inferno at a fitness club in the southern city of Jecheon - a disaster blamed on insufficient emergency exits, flammable finishing ...

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Blast in Afghanistan kills at least 17, wounds 110

The Health Ministry said 40 were killed and about 140 wounded. The explosives had been carefully placed around the little girl's body, the Kabul Times reported. He said he didn't know yet if any of their members are wounded or killed. Last Saturday, six Taliban militants attacked the Intercontinental Hotel, leaving 22 people dead, including 14 foreigners.

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Cops confirm billionaire couple died in 'targeted' double murder

Canadian billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife Honey Sherman were victims of a targeted murder, police say. Barry Sherman had been in an ongoing dispute with extended family over earnings from the pharmaceutical manufacturer, Apotex , that he grew into a mega-corporation after inheriting his late uncle's drug manufacturer.

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Trump and Schumer Trade Barbs Over Wall

President Trump Wednesday expressed optimism about reaching a bipartisan deal on immigration , suggesting he is even open to granting citizenship to Dreamers after a 10-to-12-year period as part of a comprehensive plan. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., who is a hard-line conservative on immigration issues, reiterated that any deal on immigration would have to include Republican demands for tougher enforcement on immigration, saying on Twitter that "it must be done responsibly, guaranteeing a secure & ...

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Doomsday clock ticks closer to midnight

The last time the symbolic clock edged that close to the end of humanity was in 1953 , when the hydrogen bomb was first tested. The relationship between North Korea and the United States are tense, and the global nuclear risk is worsened by the souring of our country's relationship with Russian Federation, he said.