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World News Crocodile drags scientist in pool and eats her alive
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The crocodile was said to have torn off the victim's left arm and mutilated her upper torso. The huge predator was subsequently found with Ms Tuwo's remains still trapped in its jaws at the Indonesian research facility, the Yosiki Laboratory.

World News Sheriff defends Jayme Closs 911 response
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Jones says "there will come a time in this proceeding when that question will be answered". Investigators believe Patterson hid Jayme in a remote cabin before she escaped on Thursday. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said Wednesday that deputies "didn't know what kind of call" they were responding to that night. Patterson told her mother to hang up and ordered her to tape Jayme's mouth shut.

World News Sting nabs jihadist who wanted to attack White House with anti-tank rocket
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The other targets of the attack plot included the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and a " specific synagogue " that was not specified in the complaint beyond its being in the Washington metropolitan area. The tipster said Taheb had become radicalized, changed his name and planned to travel overseas. After a second confidential informant explained how to use the weapons, Taheb allegedly gave his auto keys to him in exchange for them, according to the complaint.

World News Hindus celebrate Kumbh Mela religious festival
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The Uttar Pradesh government has allocated Rs 4,200 crore for the Kumbh Mela being held in the "sangam" city of Allahabad, which is over thrice the budget of the Maha Kumbh in 2013, making the mega pilgrimage perhaps the costliest ever.

World News Canadian government warns against travel to China
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China on Tuesday vociferously defended a court's decision to impose the death penalty on a convicted Canadian drug smuggler, escalating a diplomatic row that experts say has descended into a high-stakes game of "hostage politics". Following Huawei exectuive, Meng Wanzhou's arrest in December, at least 13 Canadians have been detained in China, with a lot of them deported. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the matter of Schellenberg's case is of "extreme concern".

Author: 0 Brexit: Election failure puts pressure on Corbyn to back vote

Mrs May told MPs it was Parliament that made a decision to put the question of European Union membership to the people, "and now Parliament must finish the job". Michel Barnier told the European Parliament in Strasbourg that the EU was prepared to review the deal if the United Kingdom softened its red lines .

World News Theresa May facing humiliating defeat on Brexit deal
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The British House of Commons is still on track to vote on the deal that Prime Minister Theresa May has presented as the country's only path to Brexit . But the Scottish National Party supported the no-confidence motion, said its leader Nicola Sturgeon. In that vote, a proposal from Conservative MP John Baron for the United Kingdom to take unilateral powers to end controversial "backstop" arrangements was rejected by 600 votes to 24.

World News Russia's Lavrov Mocks Suggestion That Trump Worked for the Kremlin
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Asked if Russian Federation would consider releasing minutes from President Vladimir Putin's one-on-one talks with Trump, Lavrov said doing so would defy the basic culture of diplomacy and dismissed the possibility. Undersecretary of State Andrea Thompson said in Tuesday's statement following the talks in Geneva that "the meeting was disappointing as it is clear Russian Federation continues to be in material breach of the treaty".

World News Teachers Are Also on Strike at 3 South L.A. Charter Schools
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County Teacher of the Year and one of more than 30,000 educators now protesting in the country's second-largest school district. Thirty years later, the Soviet Union is gone, along with Bush Sr. I love it so much I spent my rainy Saturday laminating 40 signs and making a dozen strike-related phone calls. "UTLA has refused to continue contract negotiations", district officials said in a statement.

World News North Korean negotiator headed to Washington
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CNN had previously reported that USA scouting teams visited Bangkok, Hanoi and Hawaii as they search for a location for the second summit . Contact was resumed after a New Year's speech by Kim , in which he said he was willing to meet Trump "at any time", Cho Yoon-je, the South Korean ambassador to the U.S., told reporters last week.

World News Theresa May heading for historic defeat in Brexit vote
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Asked by reporters if she would quit if, as widely expected, she lost the vote, the spokesman said May was determined to deliver the will of public and take Britain out of the EU. The EU would likely be more receptive to a softer Brexit deal that saw Britain remain part of the bloc's single market for goods and services. May's win in the leadership challenge means she can't face a similar vote for a year.

World News Hours after U.S. troops killed in Syria, Pence says Islamic State defeated
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Manbij's Military Council's Facebook page only confirmed injuries in its initial report on the attack. The Syrian Kurdish Hawar News Agency (ANHA) reported that the U.S. Now that the U.S.is leaving - and no one is offering a timetable, by the way - the concern is that the Arab and Kurdish forces won't be able to finish the job on their own.

World News Air site visitors controllers, working with out pay, ramp up shutdown stress
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The Airport Authority has joined with Bruegger's Bagels to provide bagged lunches that include a sandwich, chips, cookie and drink on all shifts for workers including TSA agents and FAA air traffic controllers who are essential to airport safety and security and to keeping operations running smoothly 24/7 at Pittsburgh International and Allegheny County Airport (AGC) in West Mifflin.

World News Malindo Air affirms arrest of cabin crew in Australia
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One defendant allegedlytold investigators it was his 20th trip into Australia. "(This) has been going on for a long period of time", said Asst. Ms Walsh said the syndicate was well organised and its dismantling was a significant win for police and the Victorian community.

World News Aid Worker Imprisoned In Iran To Go On Hunger Strike
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The head of the Thomson Reuters Foundation said Monday she's "sincerely worried" about Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe going on hunger strike to protest her treatment in the Islamic Republic. "She has been terrified ever since". She was subsequently sentenced to five years in jail after being convicted of plotting to overthrow Iran's government, a charge denied by her family and the Foundation, a charity organisation that operates independently of Thomson Reuters and the Reuters news agency.

World News Japan, Russia holding talks on peace treaty
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His comments appeared to reflect Moscow's efforts to temper Japanese expectations of an imminent deal on the dispute over the islands , which were seized by the erstwhile Soviet army in the final days of World War II. The Soviet Union seized the islands following Japan's 1945 surrender in World War II and Japan has maintained that they have been illegally occupied.

World News U.S. eyes Taiwan risk as China's military capabilities grow
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The senior USA defense intelligence official, who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity, did not predict that China's military, known as the People's Liberation Army (PLA), would take such a step but said such a possibility was the top worry as China expands and modernizes its military capabilities.

World News Huge Rotating Ice Disc Mysteriously Forms In River
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City of Westbrook authorities were notified of the disk by a local businessman, and used a drone to capture the moonlike ice formation. Apparently, the ice disk is powered by the cold river's slow current. The uncanny nature of the ice has not gone unnoticed on social media. "It was a big duck-go-round". "It's where the aliens landed", Larry Liston commented.

World News Mnuchin urges senators to support easing Russia sanctions
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The bipartisan approval came after a motion to table the resolution failed. But the measure faces an uphill struggle. Republicans hold a slim 53-47 seat majority in the 100-member Senate. "We're only a few Republican votes short of the U.S. Senate telling Putin he can't run the show no matter what President Trump and his administration try to do", said Schumer, a New York Democrat.

World News Manafort claimed to be placing people in Trump administration - filing
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Though the details are hard to discern because of the heavy redactions, the filing suggests that the Manafort interviews were wide ranging and there are several aspects of the special counsel probe that are still not well understood, including several that could intersect with his five months of work with then-candidate Trump.

World News Australia Day Citizenship Ceremonies To Become Compulsory
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Both councils were stripped of their power to hold citizenship ceremonies. "We believe all councils who are granted the privilege of conducting citizenship ceremonies should be required to conduct a ceremony on Australia Day", Mr Morrison told The Sunday Telegraph .

World News Brexit vote today: British Parliament expected to vote against May’s deal
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If the deal is defeated by a big margin, Prime Minister Theresa May will face pressure to resign. Leo Varadkar will hold a meeting with his cabinet later to discuss no-deal Brexit contingency preparations. Former Labour leader Ed Miliband said the PM must make "herself the servant of the House" if the deal was rejected, giving Parliament an "open and honest process" to express their will.

World News Three young children die after getting trapped in chest freezer
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A woman who was supposed to be watching the children "went inside of the residence to use the restroom" when they climbed inside and got trapped, according to cops - who do not suspect any foul play. "Any time you have children, you know, something like this especially, the three of them at their age, it just really breaks your heart", said the sheriff.

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