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People Tongan flag bearer goes shirtless again for Olympics Opening Ceremony
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With North Korea sending 22 athletes to march along South Korea during the Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, this selfie seemed to indicate things to come between the neighbors. He announced in December 2016 he was taking a break from taekwondo in an attempt to qualify for the Winter Games, despite having no prior ski-ing experience.

People Republican Senator Calls Trump Insecure For Military Parade Idea
Author: 0 Republican Senator Calls Trump Insecure For Military Parade Idea

It all started after the US President visited Paris previous year on July 14 to meet his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to celebrate Bastille Day. Benjamin Sammis was killed in Iraq in 2003, said, "I will support anything that honors the sacrifices of our armed forces". "Permanently." But officials admit that if the White House wants to go ahead, the city can not stop it.

People Final British jihadis in Isis 'Beatles' captured in Syria
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The group included Mohammed Emwazi - " Jihadi John " - who was killed in a United States air strike in 2015. The SDF turned over the suspects to American Special Operations forces, officials said, who confirmed their identities with biometric measurements including fingerprinting.

People Toys R Us store closing deals begin on Katy Freeway
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Though the press release does not specify which locations are participating, liquidation will lead to sales of up to 30 percent off merchandise at shuttering Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" United States stores. Bankrupt Toys R Us has received court approval to move forward with its plans to shutter about 180 stores, under both the Toys R Us and Babies R Us banners, across the U.S.

People Oil dips as dollar rises to highest in a week
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WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude, which until then was trading at about $50 a barrel, surged about 20 percent in one month following the crisis. Inventories continue to decline globally as well with IEA suggesting that OECD commercial stocks declined by 17.9 million barrels in November, a drawdown that was twice the five-year average.

People Cavaliers trade Thomas, Wade, Crowder, Rose ahead of National Basketball Association trade deadline
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Thomas was traded to the Cavs in the summer in a blockbuster move that sent Kyrie Irving to the Celtics. "He's worked too hard to get back, and he's a ball dominant player", said Thomas' agent, Aaron Goodwin to Cleveland.com . It's also forced Washington to change the date it was planning to retire the jersey of standout guard Isaiah Thomas . His father was a two-time All-Star for the Cavaliers .

People US Has 'No Plans' to Meet With North Korean Officials at Olympics
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Another thing to keep an eye on: North and South Korea will be marching under one flag for these games - a decision that's been met with some resistance . North Korea has held a military parade in a show of strength on the eve of the Winter Olympics in South Korea . The event is understood to have lasted for about an hour and was spotted by South Korea intelligence officials on satellite.

People In rare letter, Benedict XVI says he's 'on pilgrimage home'
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In a rare new letter penned by Benedict XVI, the retired pontiff said he is in the last phase of his life, and while his physical strength might be waning, he is surrounded by a "love and goodness" that he never imagined . In a nine-line letter to Corriere della Serra , Benedict XVI thanks the paper's readers for their concern, and assures them he is surrounded "by a love and a goodness that I could not have imagined".

People USA airstrike in Syria kills 100 pro-government troops
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In a statement , the coalition said its service members were located with the SDF, an alliance of militias in northern and eastern Syria, during an attack 8 km east of the Euphrates River deconfliction line. He said the coalition suspected that pro-regime forces were attempting to seize territory, including lucrative oil fields, that the Syrian Democratic Forces had liberated from ISIS in September.

People Deputy Killed Leaves Behind Wife, Young Twins
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Sheriff's Sgt. Jake Abendshan received what appeared to be shrapnel injuries and has been released from a hospital. COLORADO SPRINGS , Colo. (AP) - Authorities in Colorado say a deputy has died after being shot while investigating a stolen vehicle.

People U.S. considers use of first-strike nuclear weapons
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For starters, Russian Federation already has the capability to strike the United States. In a statement, China's Defense Ministry said its own nuclear arsenal was at the "minimum level" required for its security and called on the U.S.to "abandon a Cold War mentality" and "shoulder its special and prior responsibility for its own nuclear disarmament".

People India disturbed over declaration of emergency in the Maldives
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Political turmoil has swept the Maldives since the surprise court ruling last week ordering the release of the opposition leaders, including many of Yameen's main political rivals. Three of the five Supreme Court Justices for the Maldives have annulled their own order to free political prisoners after two of the court's justices were arrested.

People Yellen to join Brookings Institution after leaving Fed
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During Yellen's four-year term, unemployment fell to 4.1 per cent, from 6.7 per cent when she took office. "We can not tolerate pervasive and persistent misconduct at any bank and the consumers harmed by Wells Fargo expect that robust and comprehensive reforms will be put in place to make certain that the abuses do not occur again", outgoing Fed Chair Janet Yellen said in a statement.

People Donald Trump claims America is 'open for business' despite stock market plunge
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After the speech Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said Trump is focused on "long-term economic fundamentals" and these are "exceptionally strong". The "Trump rally", as some traders have dubbed it, has coincided with a sweeping tax code overhaul approved in December, which slashed corporate taxes, and a deregulation push.

People Turkish soldier killed setting up military post in northwest Syria
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According to sources, the casualties are expected to rise as the regime attacks are continuing. The Syrian Observatory said it was the highest number of deaths recorded in one day since attacks escalated six weeks ago. Photo in the aftermath of a chlorine gas attack in rebel-held Ghouta area. The government has dismissed the reports as "lies", but the head of the UN's International Commission of Inquiry on Syria called them "alarming" .

People Militant escapes from Indian police custody in Kashmir
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The J&K police and CRPF reinforcements have started searches in the area and launched a manhunt for the detenue and gunmen, the sources said. "At this moment it is hard to say anything, but the way the attack was planned indicates that militants had the full information about the strength of the police party who brought Naveed to the court", he added.

People Ceasefire violations will cost Pakistan dearly: Minister
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Srinagar ( Jammu and Kashmir) [India] Feb.06 (ANI): Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday called for dialogue to resolve the issue of ceasefire violations. "It is an insult to all those soldiers who fought infiltration and cross-border terrorism since 1947 and to those who fought the 1971 war with Pakistan after which Bangladesh was created", he said.

People Akshay Kumar Raises the Curtains: Pad Man
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I didn't have enough money, but now I can. Even though the Hollywood industry is considered to be way more liberal than Bollywood when it comes to films being an expression of art, it's surprising that not even a single Hollywood film has been made on menstrual hygiene.

People 200 million Pakistanis stand by Kashmir, PM Abbasi addresses AJK Assembly
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He claimed that today's public gathering is the biggest gathering in the history of Azad Kashmir as compared to the previous three times public meetings. The founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah also gave a lot of importance to Kashmir, even before the creation of Pakistan. "I have not seen him compromising on it", Abbasi said.

People Matsuyama withdraws from Phoenix Open
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If you've never been to the Phoenix Open , let's just say it's unlike any other PGA Tour event you'll ever experience. The task of winning this week? Memorable 16th hole moments from down the years include Tiger Woods' hole-in-one in 1997.

People IOC: Russians cleared of doping eligible for Games
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Adams said that the IOC's invitation revue panel will examine each case before making a decision. The IOC has complained the CAS rulings could "have a serious impact on the future fight against doping " with the committee feeling shocked at the decision.

People NTSB On Scene of Amtrak Crash in Cayce
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Asked about the governor's statement that Amtrak appeared to be on the wrong track, the passenger railroad said in its statement, "CSX owns and controls the Columbia Subdivision where the accident occurred". It is not known how many people were inside the goods train, run by freight operator CSX. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, the firm said.

Author: 0 Syrian civilians hit by chlorine gas attack, activists say

Mattis also said on Friday that the USA government was concerned about the Syrian government's use of sarin gas, but acknowledged that he did not have evidence to prove that it was using the nerve agent. France said on Friday it was "deeply concerned" that Syria's government was flouting its pledges to stop using chemical weapons and Paris was working with its partners to shed light on recent suspected toxic gas attacks.

People USA's missile defense system test fails
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Missile Defense Agency. The weapon is created to be used in the USA missile defense system, including in the facilities that are planned to be deployed in Japan , in order to intercept a possible intercontinental missile launched by Pyongyang.

People Trump Asked Deputy AG If He Was 'On My Team'
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Rosenstein reportedly visited the White House in December to ask the president for help in keeping House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes from demanding a series of documents as he was the top DOJ official in the Russian Federation investigation.

People United Nations chief calls on Maldives to respect court
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Gayoom's spokesperson Ibrahim Muaz Ali on Friday tweeted that the "talk was all false and that the picture of a ticket being spread in the social media, purportedly belong to President Yameen , was falsified". Nasheed 's Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) welcomed the court's ruling, which it said "effectively ends President Yameen's authoritarian rule". President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has been set to run for re-election this year virtually unopposed, with all of his opponents either jailed or ...

People Police to apologize to Nassar accuser
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He then asked her for one minute, and was told "you know that I can't do that; that is not how our legal system works". After the repeated denials, the father lunged and tried to attack Nassar before being restrained by police officers.