Tsunami warnings as powerful quake hits off Alaska

Tsunami warnings as powerful quake hits off Alaska

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck off the coast of Alaska early Tuesday, prompting tsunami warnings or watches as far away as California. ...
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Police arrest two men over gay sex video

Two Indonesian men have been arrested for allegedly uploading a video of themselves having sex to social media, police said Tuesday, amid a crackdown on the LGBT community in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation. ...
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Myanmar blames Bangladesh for delayed Rohingya return

Myanmar blames Bangladesh for delayed Rohingya return

Myanmar blamed Bangladesh on Tuesday for delays to a huge repatriation programme for Rohingya refugees, as the deadline passed for starting the return of the Muslim minority to strife-torn Rakhine state. ...
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Pence to visit Western Wall after pro-Israel speech

Pence to visit Western Wall after pro-Israel speech

US Vice President Mike Pence will visit Jerusalem's Western Wall on Tuesday while Palestinians plan a general strike and protests after denouncing his fervently pro-Israel speech the previous day as "messianic". ...
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Gambian military arrests 2 top Jammeh generals after they return from exile

Military authorities in Gambia arrested two of ex-strongman Yahya Jammeh’s generals after they returned unexpectedly from exile over the weekend, the army said. ...
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Snow-bound Davos warms to business-friendly climate

Snow-bound Davos warms to business-friendly climate

After spectacular snowfall that stranded high-flying delegates on their way to Davos, the World Economic Forum starts in earnest on Tuesday basking in robust global growth but facing warnings that the world's have-nots are missing out more than ever. ...
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US federal employees to return after lawmakers end government shutdown

US federal employees to return after lawmakers end government shutdown

US federal workers prepared to return to work Tuesday after Congress ended a three-day government shutdown, with President Donald Trump claiming victory in his standoff with Democrats. The House voted 266 to 150 to extend federal funding for another three week...
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Tears, anger as Nigerians in London protest against herdsmen’s killings

Tears, anger as Nigerians in London protest against herdsmen’s killings

Nigerians in London, United Kingdom, yesterday protested against the slow response of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to the... ...
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Mike Pence says U.S. embassy to open in Jerusalem next year

Mike Pence says U.S. embassy to open in Jerusalem next year

The American embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of next year, United States (U.S.) Vice President Mike Pence told Israeli parliamentarians to enthusiastic applause. Greeted by a standing ovation yesterday inside the Knesset, Pence’s...
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Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria

Turkey steps up assault on Kurdish militia in Syria

Turkey on Monday intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours. The Turkish military on Satu...
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