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Repeated calls to South Korea's spy agency seeking comment went unanswered. Two women, thought to be North Korean agents, are suspected of carrying out the assassination, South Korea's spy agency reportedly said. Instead, his half brother Kim Jong-un inherited the North Korean leadership on their father's passing 2011. South Korean networks have reported Kim was fatally poisoned.
  • Furious Liberal MPs turn on 'rat' Cory Bernardi

    Furious Liberal MPs turn on 'rat' Cory Bernardi

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    He added: "The level of public disenchantment with the major parties, the lack of confidence in our political process and the concern about the direction of our nation is very, very strong". George Brandis said Bernardi was "breaking faith" with voters, the party and its values. "We believe in agriculture and we believe in the importance of agriculture in the community and the importance of making sure that everybody understands that".
  • Twenty-First Century Fox Q2 Profit Rises

    Twenty-First Century Fox Q2 Profit Rises

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    The company reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.07. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 57.57 Billion. Following Earnings result, share price were UP 7 times out of last 14 Qtrs. The latest exchange of 7.44 Million shares is above its average trading activity of 6.73 Million shares.
  • PM Netanyahu Meets With UK Prime Minister May In London

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    THERESA May slapped down Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu today as she underlined Britain's support for the Iran nuclear deal. While Mrs May has described the 2015 nuclear agreement as "vital" for the security of the region, Mr Netanyahu has long made clear he regards it as a bad deal which will do nothing to halt Tehran's nuclear ambitions.
  • ARG Responds To UNAMA Report On Record Civilian Casualties

    ARG Responds To UNAMA Report On Record Civilian Casualties

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    The 2016 civilian casualties report from the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) is a stark reminder of just how awful the war in Afghanistan has become. But 2015 itself was considered a record year for deaths in Afghanistan. It documented a 66 percent increase in such deaths in 2016. "We are very sensitive and careful about civilian casualties, this report is incomplete and we reject it", he said.
  • 'No to Trump:' Thousands Protest President in London, Australia

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    Bishop told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that vetting is still taking place, adding "we remain in contact with the Trump administration and our embassy in Washington is also working with USA officials and we expect that vetting process would be as tough as Australia's vetting process in terms of health and security checks".
  • Wind warning in effect overnight as cold sets in

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    It is valid until 11pm. The mercury is expected to hit around 9C (48F) in the north of the United Kingdom, with highs of around 11C (52F) in the south, Mr Burkill said, adding: "But in the wind, and where you see the rain it is not going to feel anywhere near that mild".
  • Ford Shipping F-150 Raptors to China

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    Ford first announced it will sell the Raptor in China during the 2016 Beijing auto show and has been presenting it at various shows across the country ever since. The second-generation 2017 Raptor joins several other Ford Performance vehicles like the Ford GT, Shelby GT350R, and Focus RS into the world's largest automotive market.
  • Theresa May in trouble over Trump's United Kingdom state visit invite

    Theresa May in trouble over Trump's United Kingdom state visit invite

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    May has been at the centre of a political storm over the perceived weak nature of her response to Trump's executive order banning people from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the US. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson offered stronger criticism over Twitter on Sunday: "We will protect the rights and freedoms of United Kingdom nationals home and overseas".
  • Ball python gets lodged in the earlobe of an OR woman

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    Unfortunately, the unsuspecting yet adventurous snake had miscalculated its girth, and ended up getting stuck in the hole. So Glawe had someone drive her to the emergency room where doctors numbed her ear and applied lube. "Now, #BelieveItOrNot I'm sitting here in the #EmergencyRoom with #BART #STUCK in my fucking #EAR #JustMyFuckinLuck #OhShit #SnakeStuckInEar #SnakeStuckInEarlobe #GaugedEars #SnakesLikeGaugedEars".
  • Crews Searching For Missing Filmmaker Off Florida Keys

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    The crew of the The Pisces reported the diver missing around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to Petty Officer Eric Woodall, Coast Guard spokesman. "(Stewart) resurfaced at the end of the dive, and as the boat was turning around to pick him up, he went back under - and was not seen again", Weaver told CBC Toronto .
  • Why Twitter is talking about Steve Bannon with the hashtag #StopPresidentBannon

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    They will now only be called to attend certain meetings. Susan Rice, who served as one of President Obama's National Security Advisors , described Trump's move as "stone cold insane", which also seems more than fair. The White House appears to be referring to NSC guidelines from the beginning of Bush's administration. Bannon expressed his extremist view of national security in a 2014 interview with the Human Dignity Institute, a secretive organization of conservative Catholics.
  • UP polls: 'Mulayam ke log' out to hurt SP

    UP polls: 'Mulayam ke log' out to hurt SP

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    Congress activists were clearly outnumbered by Samajwadi Party supporters as they raised slogans like "Jai Akhilesh, Phir se Akhilesh". On being asked whether the alliance is an alliance of convenience, Rahul said that both the parties are focusing on their similarities while keeping out the differences for the sake of the state.
  • Mexican President Nieto cancels Washington trip over border wall row with Trump

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    President Donald Trump will seek a tax on goods imported from Mexico and use the revenue to build a border wall, the White House spokesman has said . White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says it's only a proposal to fund the wall, the cost of which is estimated between $12 and $15 billion. Trump signed the executive orders, including one authorising the planned wall, on Wednesday just as a Mexican delegation led by Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray arrived at the White House.
  • Additional 153 housing units approved for eastern Jerusalem Jewish neighborhood

    Additional 153 housing units approved for eastern Jerusalem Jewish neighborhood

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    If you are old enough to remember the 1967 Israeli occupation of east Jerusalem and the 1973 Arab oil embargo imposed against the United States and its allies in retaliation for the US decision to re-supply the Israeli military and if the chaos ensued diplomatically and economically all over the world is still in your memory, you can expect something similar to it to happen now.
  • North Korea defector says rule of Kim Jong-un will end imminently

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    Asked by Evans if he could imagine his brother shouting to him in anguish from prison in North Korea, and what would he reply, Thae said: "That is really a question I don't like to even think about". North Korea originally set the deadline for the end of 2016, but massive floods that hit the country's northeastern areas a year ago diverted resources for the construction and caused delays.
  • Kaspersky Lab employee reportedly arrested in Russian Federation on treason charges

    Kaspersky Lab employee reportedly arrested in Russian Federation on treason charges

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    Kaspersky's spokeswoman, Maria Shirokova, said in a statement that Stoyanov's arrest "has nothing to do with Kaspersky Lab and its operations". In the past several years, Kaspersky Lab's Investigations of Computer Incidents Department has collaborated closely with the FSB and the Interior Ministry on investigating cyber crimes by providing expert support on such criminal cases.
  • Turkey to Discuss Outcomes of Astana Talks on Syria With Trump Administration

    Turkey to Discuss Outcomes of Astana Talks on Syria With Trump Administration

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    The Russian president stressed that participants of the Astana talks have noted that the crisis in Syria can not be resolved by military means. "Undoubtedly, it is a success". After intense deliberations, negotiations and much waiting in Astana, Kazakhstan, Iran, Russia and Turkey issued a joint declaration - a fragile outline on how to end the war in Syria.
  • Trump reimposes ban on worldwide aid to groups that discuss abortion

    Trump reimposes ban on worldwide aid to groups that discuss abortion

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    Lilianne Ploumen, a Dutch minister, said other governments and businesses would be able to donate to the fund, and many have expressed interest in doing so. A loss in US funding can cause health clinics to close, and leave women and girls around the world without access to contraception and safe family planning services.