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In the second such call in under a week, Putin spoke to Trump on Sunday to thank him for providing U.S. intelligence that helped thwart a bomb attack in the Russian city of St Petersburg. The Kremlin said in a statement on its website that information provided by CIA allowed Russian law enforcement agencies to arrest the would-be attackers before they could carry out their plan.
  • Japan approves deployment of new land-based missile shield

    Japan approves deployment of new land-based missile shield

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    The government plans to start selecting areas for the facilities, but the deployment could trigger concern among residents living nearby, as the system's radars emit strong radio waves. The deployment of additional missile defense capabilities would unlikely be welcomed by the big regional players, China and Russian Federation. North Korea on November 29 tested a new, more powerful ballistic missile that it says can hit major USA cities including Washington, and fly over Japan's current ...
  • Major fire breaks out at Mumbai snack shop, at least 12 killed

    Major fire breaks out at Mumbai snack shop, at least 12 killed

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    Brihanmumbai Munic-ipal Corporation (BMC) chief Ajoy Mehta has ordered a detailed inquiry into this blaze and asked officials to ascertain if the shop had all the necessary permissions. "The electric wiring and installation, and a huge stock of eatables, furniture and sheets had caught fire", the official told the Hindustan Times . The police suspected that the presence of edible oil, wood, and other raw materials might have added fuel to the fire.
  • White House officially blames North Korea for massive 'WannaCry' cyberattack

    White House officially blames North Korea for massive 'WannaCry' cyberattack

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    Bossert said those responsible for carrying out cyber-attacks against the USA would be held accountable, but he did not mention specific actions Washington was considering taking against Pyongyang. Some experts later concluded the ransom threat may have been a distraction meant to disguise a more destructive intent. The worldwide shipper said in September it expected to sustain a $300 million profit hit as a result of the attack.
  • Pentagon Program Spent Millions Investigating UFOs

    Pentagon Program Spent Millions Investigating UFOs

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    Its report says that in some cases, military personnel encountered aerial objects that "seemed to defy the laws of physics" in now unclassified documents. Videos of such sightings have been released in recent months - such as one in November showing a freakish white object being chased by two Navy F/A-18F fighter jets.
  • UNSC resolution on Jerusalem vetoed by US

    UNSC resolution on Jerusalem vetoed by US

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    Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said that the resolution reflects the global community's rejection towards US President Donald Trump's decision that aims at changing the status of Jerusalem. Before the vote, Matthew Rycroft , the British ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters the United Kingdom would vote in favor because it was in line with Britain's long-standing position on Jerusalem and previous Security Council resolutions.
  • First Women's Rumble Match Announced For WWE Royal Rumble

    First Women's Rumble Match Announced For WWE Royal Rumble

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    McMahon appeared during the six-woman tag team match after it devolved into a brawl and announced that WWE would be making history with the first-ever Women's Rumble. The match was made official Monday night during Raw . She then said that the women will make history again on January 28 when they compete in the first-ever women's Royal Rumble .
  • New Twitter Rule Suspends Users Affiliated With Hate Groups

    New Twitter Rule Suspends Users Affiliated With Hate Groups

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    Though the suspensions sparked outrage among far-right groups, Twitter's move was anything but sudden. Our hateful conduct policy and rules against abusive behavior prohibit promoting violence against or directly attacking or threatening other people on the basis of their group characteristics, as well as engaging in abusive behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another person's voice.
  • Darren Chester dumped in cabinet reshuffle

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    Another of Mr Joyce's political opponents in the Nationals' party room, Queensland junior minister Keith Pitt, has also been dumped as assistant minister for Trade and Tourism. Mr Turnbull is also expected to announce Liberals Dan Tehan and Paul Fletcher will move into cabinet later on Tuesday, but it is understood that former cabinet minister Sussan Ley may now miss out on a return.
  • Church of England appoints first female Bishop of London

    Church of England appoints first female Bishop of London

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    She said yesterday: 'If our churches are going to be more relevant to our communities, that means increasing churches that are led by priests who are women, who come from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups'. She is now the Bishop of Crediton, in Devon, in southwest England. Abby Day, Professor of Race, Faith & Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London, said: "It would be great if her reforming spirit turned to the problem of having a Christian-centric Lords in such a modern, ...
  • Brexit war cabinet 'fails to agree position on UK-EU trade'

    Brexit war cabinet 'fails to agree position on UK-EU trade'

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    Mrs May, who will formally discuss what ministers want from the trade deal for the first time at a cabinet meeting today, confirmed to MPs that the Brexit divorce bill will be up to £39billion. The PM will say even though the United Kingdom is leaving the single market and customs union in March 2019, she wants "access to one another's markets" to continue "as now" during an implementation period.