Fri01192018

LAST_UPDATEFri, 19 Jan 2018 10am

Tsunami Warning Issued After Magnitude 7 Undersea Quake Strikes Near New Caledonia

SYDNEY: An undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck 82 kms (51 miles) east of New Caledonia’s Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific on Monday, prompting a tsunami warning for coastlines within 300 kms (186 mile) of the epicentre.

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Bangladesh Says It's In Talks With Myanmar On Rohingya Repatriation Deal

DHAKA - Bangladesh is in negotiations with Myanmar aimed at a deal to repatriate Rohingya refugees and Dhaka’s foreign minister will address the matter at talks in Myanmar this week, the Bangladeshi foreign ministry said on Sunday.

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Mugabe Given Until Noon Monday To Quit As President Of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe

HARARE - Zimbabwe’s ruling party fired Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday and gave the 93-year-old less than 24 hours to quit as head of state or face impeachment, an attempt to force a peaceful end to his 37 years in power after a de facto coup.

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Zimbabwe's Ruling Party Expels Mugabe: War Vets Head

HARARE - President Robert Mugabe was dismissed as leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party on Sunday in a move to force a peaceful end to his 37 years in power following a de facto military coup.

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Syrian Army, Allies Take Back Albu Kamal From Islamic State

BEIRUT - The Syrian army and its allies took complete control over Albu Kamal, Islamic State’s last significant town in Syria, a military news service run by Hezbollah said on Sunday.

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Turkish Capital Bans LGBT Cinema, Exhibitions

ISTANBUL - The Turkish capital Ankara has banned the public showing of films and exhibitions related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, the governor’s office said on Sunday, citing risks to public safety.

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Satellite Signals Give Hope To Search For Missing Argentine Submarine

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES - A search and rescue operation for an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members aboard reached its third day on Sunday, after failed satellite calls likely from the vessel raised hopes the crew are alive.

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Britain To Submit 'Brexit Bill' Proposal Before December EU Meeting

LONDON - Britain will submit proposals on how to settle its divorce bill with the European Union before an EU summit next month and is expected to negotiate hard, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday.

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Married Cheerleading Coach Busted For Having Sex With Student

A married North Carolina teacher and junior varsity cheerleading coach was arrested Wednesday after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a male student.

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More Than 30 Rescued In Afghan Raid On Taliban Prison

Pic: ReutersLASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan: Afghan and foreign special forces raided a Taliban prison in southern Helmand province on Sunday and rescued at least 30 people, according to army and provincial officials.

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