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Worldwide observers have expressed concern about the suspension of Nigeria's chief justice - just three weeks before a general election. Buhari, who was a military ruler in the 1980s and voted into office in 2015, is seeking a fresh term in the upcoming election.
  • Florida Sebring SunTrust bank robbery: Gunman storms bank, kills five

    Florida Sebring SunTrust bank robbery: Gunman storms bank, kills five

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    All the victims were women, but there is no evidence they were targeted, Hoglund said. "He then shot everyone in the bank". The shooting occurred at the SunTrust Bank in Sebring , a town of about 10,000 people 95 miles south of Orlando, around 12:30 pm ET Sebring Police Chief Karl Hoglund said at a news conference .
  • Missing, 7 Dead After Dam Holding Mine Waste Collapses in Brazil

    Missing, 7 Dead After Dam Holding Mine Waste Collapses in Brazil

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    The mayor of Brumadinho, where the dam is located, said seven bodies had been recovered and that he expects the death toll to rise, according to Reuters . He said equipment had shown the dam was stable on January 10 and it was too soon to say why it collapsed. Around 200 people are missing after a dam collapsed on Jan 25, 2019 in southeast Brazil near the city of Belo Horizonte, the fire service said in a statement.
  • Trump delays State of the Union speech during U.S. government shutdown

    Trump delays State of the Union speech during U.S. government shutdown

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    He did not detail his next move, saying: "We will be announcing what we're doing". Pelosi previously had asked Trump to consider postponing it because security could not be guaranteed during the shutdown . "Why are we fighting over this?" he said on KFGO Radio. "This is not the time to play politics". The president can not speak in front of a joint session of Congress without both chambers' explicit permission.
  • Casey Hathaway, Missing 3-Year-Old, Found Alive

    Casey Hathaway, Missing 3-Year-Old, Found Alive

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    Authorities said the boy appeared to be in good health and was being evaluated at a hospital. Missing 3-year-old Casey Hathaway has been found alive, three days after he disappeared from his grandmother's Craven County home. If everybody could come and help look for him, it would help. "The terrain was woods". As it got darker, it was scary out there. "You have so many people volunteering from our community and surrounding areas because they were putting themselves in the shoes of ...
  • Australia seeks info on missing writer in China

    Australia seeks info on missing writer in China

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    A Chinese-Australian novelist and blogger who went missing in China has reportedly been detained by the secret police. Chinese officials have not commented since confirming Mr Yang's detention to Australia . Meng is also the daughter of the founder of the company, which enjoys strong Chinese government and military backing. In Australia there is mounting anger that China failed to quickly notify the authorities of his detention and fears that an already hard relationship may be ...
  • Teacher Union Ends LA Strike With Deal That Could Bankrupt The System

    Teacher Union Ends LA Strike With Deal That Could Bankrupt The System

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    The district earlier this month presented the union with an offer that included the hiring of 1,200 teachers, capping middle and high school English/math classes at 39 students, capping grades four through six at 35 students, maintaining all other existing class sizes, adding a full-time nurse at every elementary school and adding another academic counselor at high schools.
  • Barnier says time-limited Irish backstop not possible

    Barnier says time-limited Irish backstop not possible

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    Mark Cassidy, director of economics and statistics, said: "A disorderly no-deal Brexit has the potential to significantly alter the path of the Irish economy in both the short and medium term, with a substantial and permanent loss of output".
  • No State of Union while govt shut, Pelosi tells Trump

    No State of Union while govt shut, Pelosi tells Trump

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    At the same time, the White House is continuing to work on contingency plans to give Trump a backup in case the joint-session plans fall through. "I look forward to welcoming you to the House on a mutually agreeable date for this address when government has been opened", she wrote .
  • Kim expresses 'great satisfaction' after receiving letter from Trump: KCNA

    Kim expresses 'great satisfaction' after receiving letter from Trump: KCNA

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    Kim also "set forth tasks and orientation for making good technical preparations for the second ( North Korea )-US summit high on the agenda, " according to KCNA. North Korea observers said Vietnam was likely to be chosen as a venue for a second summit but there had been no official confirmation. A new report says that South Korea has been shipping petroleum to North Korea in potential violation of global sanctions.
  • Poor of Venezuelan capital revolt against Maduro

    Poor of Venezuelan capital revolt against Maduro

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    Venezuela's Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez even said Monday's mutiny, in which soldiers took over a command post in the north of Caracas and called on the public to head to the streets in repudiation of Maduro, was merely a ruse to steal weapons.
  • Nuclear-capable Russian bomber crashes amid snowstorm - Newspaper

    Nuclear-capable Russian bomber crashes amid snowstorm - Newspaper

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    Two crew members died in the incident while two others were injured. The ministry said two crewmembers were killed while two others were hospitalized. The aircraft is now in service with the Russian Air Force and Russian Naval Aviation. The aircraft that crashed in the Murmansk region had no weapons on board, according to the ministry statement.
  • Moscow court denies alleged USA spy's bail request

    Moscow court denies alleged USA spy's bail request

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    Whelan's lawyer says he was found with Russian "state secrets" when he was detained on December 28th. Whelan's own lawyer confirmed he had a flash drive, but said Whelan accepted it thinking it only contained travel recommendations. There is a chance a judge could rule that Whelan be released on bond, but his family says the chance of that ruling is unlikely. The FSB, Russia's domestic intelligence agency, announced Whelan's arrest the following Monday.
  • 4 accused of having IEDs to attack Muslims near Binghamton

    4 accused of having IEDs to attack Muslims near Binghamton

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    Police searched five locations and seized 23 weapons, as well as electronic devices such as phones and computers. Men pray in the Muslim enclave of Islamberg . Three of the four males knew each other through their participation in Boy Scouts, Phelan said. On Tuesday, authorities added that they are working with federal law enforcement to see if any additional charges could to be filed against the suspects.