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Worldwide 19 killed, dozens injured in Hong Kong bus crash
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Photos and videos published by social media showed the gold-coloured bus lying on its side with its roof torn off, while emergency workers treated injured passengers nearby. According to the South China Morning Post , fifteen men and three women were confirmed dead at the scene, while 61 injured passengers were rushed to 12 public hospitals across the city.

Worldwide Which Sport Is Pita Taufatofua, Tonga's Shirtless Flag Bearer, Competing In?
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He will become just the second Tongan to compete in the Winter Olympics , following in the footsteps of for luge competitor Bruno Banani. Taufatofua shot to fame in 2016 when he entered the Maracanã Stadium for the Parade of Nations. After Rio, he rejected various offers of modelling gigs and film roles, choosing instead to ponder his next big challenge. Could I do a new sport, the hardest I could think of, in a year? It's an unusual achievement, since there is no snow in Tonga .

Worldwide Donald Trump defends aide accused of beating ex-wives
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Trump then highlighted Porter's denial of his two ex-wives' allegations that he struck them while married. Vice President Mike Pence said he was "appalled" when he first learned about the domestic abuse allegations against now-former White House staff secretary Rob Porter , and is "going to look into the matter" of what the White House and chief of staff John Kelly knew.

Worldwide Erin Hamlin carries the flag for Team USA
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Maybe next time if there's a 4-4 vote just have both athletes do it? Hamlin, who is white, won a coin toss, which was the predetermined method of picking a victor if all else failed in the athlete-led process. Trouble is, Davis isn't likely to get another chance at carrying the flag. And as for the coin toss being "dishonorable", the U.S. Olympic Committee confirmed that everyone involved in the process was aware that, in the event of a tie, a coin toss would be the tiebreaker.

Worldwide US Senate adjourns till 12:01 am EST without approving budget deal
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Those conservatives were mainly angry about non-military spending increases. The US government on Thursday was assured of careening into its second shutdown in three weeks beginning at midnight after the Senate adjourned when a conservative lawmaker blocked a vote on a far-reaching budget deal.

Worldwide Senate leaders announce settlement on 2-year price range pact
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The proposal would lift caps on federal spending that were mandated under a 2011 law, boosting military and non-military funding by some $300 billion in total, aides said . Ryan could potentially have to rely on half of the House Democrats voting for the plan in order for it to pass. Florida Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo, also a member of the Problem Solvers, told CNN he'd be "uncomfortable" supporting the budget deal without that commitment - and that willingness to work on the issue ...

Worldwide Officer shot dead outside Dallas, suspect in custody after standoff
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The officer who died was 37, and was shot in the neck, the station adds. Brandon McCall, 26, has been charged with capital murder of a peace officer. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott offered his condolences on Twitter. The hearts and soul of Texas mourn with you. Your loss is a loss to all law enforcement and everyone in our great state.

Worldwide Bermuda bans same-sex marriage, allows domestic partnerships instead
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In December, the majority of Bermudan legislators voted in favor of the bill, which effectively swaps same-sex marriage for domestic partnership . Walton Brown, the minister of home affairs, said the legislation would offer balance on the socially conservative island while complying with European court rulings that ensure recognition and protection for same-sex couples.

Worldwide Omarosa Manigault Says Trump White House 'Is So Bad'
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Manigault said her brief run in politics should help her navigate the " Celebrity Big Brother " house, USA Today reported . Manigault Newman lamented that she tried to reason with President Donald Trump , but the people "around him" started to attack her.

Worldwide N Korea says no plans to meet U.S. officials at Olympics
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Kim Kwang-jin, a research fellow at South Korea's Institute for National Security Strategy (INSS), told RFA's Korean Service that Pence has sought to show that the USA doubts North Korea's intentions in using the Winter Olympics as a diplomatic channel to end its isolation.

Worldwide Obama Wanted 'to Know Everything' About Clinton Email Probe
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The pair both previously worked for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of alleged collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia; Strzok was also part of the Clinton investigation. "The time line Sen. ohnson put out makes no sense", CNN correspondent Evan Peretz said on " OutFront " on Wednesday night, adding: "It appears this is yet another one of these text messages that is being misinterpreted".

Worldwide Apple Inc. (AAPL) Position Decreased by AMG National Trust Bank
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Wade G W & Inc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $809.51B market cap company. The stock increased 0.14% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $99.16. 121,282 are owned by Tctc Limited Liability. Lau Associate Limited Co has 7.83% invested in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Grand Jean Mngmt Inc owns 122,365 shares.

Worldwide Brexit to hit north-east and Midlands hardest, says secret analysis
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They suggest that in England, the North East and West Midlands would see the biggest slowdown in growth. The losses are predicted to come over 15 years. Northern Ireland would suffer an 8 per cent dip in growth after a free trade deal, a 12 per cent dip in the event of "no deal", and a 2.5 per cent fall in the single market.

Worldwide Turkey makes PYD/PKK's 4-km ditch in Syria unusable
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Commission of Inquiry on Syria, said the commission had "alarmingly" received several reports that chlorine had been used in attacks on the towns of Saraqeb, in the northwestern Idlib Province, and Douma in Eastern Ghouta near Damascus. At least 47 people have been killed in Eastern Ghouta near the Syrian capital following heavy aerial bombardment by Syrian and Russian forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

Worldwide Bogus tsunami alert for U.S. east coast following test 'glitch'
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MEMA has also shared that same note on their social media platforms. The message was sent to users throughout the East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. "We will update you when we find out more". Eyebrows were raised around 8:30 a.m., February 6, when a text message from the National Weather Service stated there was a tsunami warning for Rehoboth Beach.

Worldwide Julian Assange arrest warrant still valid, judge rules
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Assange's lawyer Mark Summers had previously told the court the bail arrest warrant had "lost its goal and its function" when Sweden withdrew the European Arrest Warrant (EAW). 6, 2018, a British judge denied Assange's bid to force Britain to drop a warrant for his arrest. There are no formal charges in against Assange in the USA, though news reports a year ago suggested the Justice Department was looking into it.

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