• House panel delays historic Trump impeachment vote
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    House panel delays historic Trump impeachment vote

    The House Judiciary Committee abruptly postponed a historic vote late Thursday on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, shutting down a nearly 14-hour session that dragged with partisanship but had been expected to end with the formal charges being sent to the full House for a vote

  • UK General Elections 2019: PM Boris Johnson-led Conservative Party Wins Overall Majority
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    UK General Elections 2019: PM Boris Johnson-led Conservative Party Wins Overall Majority

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson-led Conservative Party will return to power after his party crossed a majority in the House of Commons after triumphing their 326th seat. The exit poll had indicated that Tories could win 368 seats, 74 more than other parties combined.

  • Americans rally late to only trail by 3 in Presidents Cup
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    Americans rally late to only trail by 3 in Presidents Cup

    The International team is going so well at this Presidents Cup that it had to settle for a three-point lead after two sessions at Royal Melbourne. Justin Thomas and Patrick Cantlay were among those who made sure it was only that. Louis Oosthuizen and Adam Scott rallied from 2 down by winning five of

  • The Latest: UK vote a disaster for left-wing Labour Party
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    The Latest: UK vote a disaster for left-wing Labour Party

    Veteran Labour Party left-wing firebrand Dennis Skinner has lost his seat in the British election, one of many Labour lawmakers ousted by a Conservative challenger in Boris Johnson’s landslide victory. The former miner, known for heckling at the State Opening of Parliament and for being ejected from

  • UK's Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority
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    UK's Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a solid majority of seats in Britain's Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month. With 640 of the 650 results declared

  • Explainer: Why New Zealand's volcano alerts aren't forecasts
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    Explainer: Why New Zealand's volcano alerts aren't forecasts

    New Zealand's geological agency downgraded its "alert level" for the White Island volcano this week - at the same time its own scientists said another eruption similar to Monday's deadly blast was increasingly likely. The apparent juxtaposition, which has confused many observers, arises

  • New Zealand recovers 6 bodies from toxic volcanic island
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    New Zealand recovers 6 bodies from toxic volcanic island

    As grieving families sang traditional Maori songs, New Zealand military specialists wearing protective gear landed on a small volcanic island Friday morning and recovered six bodies of the 16 people who died in an eruption four days earlier. The specialists — six men and two women wearing hooded protective

  • House panel delays historic Trump impeachment vote
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    House panel delays historic Trump impeachment vote

    The House Judiciary Committee abruptly postponed a historic vote late Thursday on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, shutting down a 14-hour session that dragged with partisanship but had been expected to end with the formal charges being sent to the full House for a vote next week

  • Hong Kong police slip on banana peel with tear gas tweet
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    Hong Kong police slip on banana peel with tear gas tweet

    Hong Kong's much-maligned police force has slipped on a banana peel by trying to make light of its liberal use of tear gas during the territory's protest movement. Respondents to the post called it crass and some, in turn, posted videos of Hong Kong police's actions, which protesters say

  • Jackson, Ravens beat Jets 42-21 to clinch AFC North title
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    Jackson, Ravens beat Jets 42-21 to clinch AFC North title

    Lamar Jackson threw five touchdown passes, scurried into the NFL record book and guided the Baltimore Ravens to their second straight AFC North title and 10th consecutive victory, 42-21 over the New York Jets on Thursday night. Baltimore (12-2) took control with touchdowns on its first three possessions

  • Former NBA Commissioner Stern has emergency brain surgery
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    Former NBA Commissioner Stern has emergency brain surgery

    Former NBA Commissioner David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage Thursday and had emergency surgery. The league made the announcement about Stern's condition in a statement, saying its thoughts and prayers were with the 77-year-old Stern's family. Stern served exactly 30 years as the

  • China leaders promise to shore up 2020 growth amid trade war
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    China leaders promise to shore up 2020 growth amid trade war

    China's leaders are promising to shore up economic growth next year in the face of a tariff war with Washington and to reduce poverty and pollution. Leaders of the ruling Communist Party, in a statement reported Friday by state media, pledged at an annual planning meeting to promote technology-based

  • Vote on articles of impeachment delayed after marathon debate
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    Vote on articles of impeachment delayed after marathon debate

    Vote on articles of impeachment delayed after marathon debate. After hours spent sparring over proposed amendments to the two counts against Donald Trump, the vote was moved to Friday

  • Six bodies retrieved from New Zealand volcanic island, two still missing
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    Six bodies retrieved from New Zealand volcanic island, two still missing

    WHAKATANE/WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A New Zealand military team in gas masks and hazmat suits recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island that fatally erupted earlier this week, as doctors worked to save badly burned survivors. An eight-person bomb disposal squad set off before dawn and spent

  • Winning big, Johnson on course to deliver swift Brexit
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    Winning big, Johnson on course to deliver swift Brexit

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to take Britain out of the European Union in matter of weeks. For Johnson, whose 20-week tenure in power has been marked by chaotic scenes in parliament and stark division on the streets over Britain's tortuous

  • Six bodies retrieved from New Zealand volcanic island, two still missing
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    Six bodies retrieved from New Zealand volcanic island, two still missing

    WHAKATANE/WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A New Zealand military team in gas masks and hazmat suits recovered six bodies on Friday from the volcanic island that fatally erupted earlier this week, as doctors worked to save badly burned survivors. "Today was all about returning them to their loved ones,"

  • Japan's 'tankan' economic survey shows sentiment souring
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    Japan's 'tankan' economic survey shows sentiment souring

    A closely watched economic survey by the Bank of Japan showed sentiment among major manufacturers soured for the fourth straight quarter, sapped by trade tensions and damage from a typhoon. It showed the headline index for big manufacturers' sentiment was zero in December, down from plus 5 in September

  • 3rd day's play in Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka delayed
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    3rd day's play in Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka delayed

    Rain continues to play spoil sport in Pakistan’s first home test after 10 years. The start of the third day’s play in the test match against Sri Lanka has been delayed as overnight rain leaves the outfield soggy and there is also water on the covers at the Pindi Cricket Stadium. Only 18.2 overs were

  • Author of report ranking Australia worst on climate policy hits back at PM's claim it's not 'credible'
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    Author of report ranking Australia worst on climate policy hits back at PM's claim it's not 'credible'

    Author of report ranking Australia worst on climate policy hits back at PM's claim it's not 'credible'. Germanwatch says assessment that ranked Australia last or near last was based on scientific criteria and data. Scott Morrison says climate change report isn’t credible

  • Curfew relaxed in India's violence-hit northeastern state
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    Curfew relaxed in India's violence-hit northeastern state

    Authorities relaxed curfew for six hours on Friday in violence-wracked parts of India's northeastern state of Assam but shut schools until next week as protests continued against a new law that would grant citizenship to non-Muslims who migrated from neighboring countries. Police said there was

  • UK General Elections Results 2019 Live News Updates: Conservative Party Wins British Polls
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    UK General Elections Results 2019 Live News Updates: Conservative Party Wins British Polls

    Counting of votes for the UK general elections results 2019 are underway. LatestLY will give live updates on exit polls and the final UK general elections results.

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    Malaysian court approves US bid to extradite North Korean

    A Malaysian court Friday approved the extradition of a North Korean man to the U.S. to face money laundering charges in a case he says is politically motivated. Defense lawyer Jagjit Singh said Mun Chol Myong, 54, was shocked by the ruling and will appeal to the High Court. Mun has lived in Malaysia

  • U.S. House committee postpones votes on articles of impeachment
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    U.S. House committee postpones votes on articles of impeachment

    U.S. lawmakers will vote Friday on whether to move forward with impeaching Republican President Donald Trump, as the Democratic head of the Judiciary Committee shocked Republicans by declining to hold a late-night vote after a hearing that lasted more than 14 hours. The committee had been expected to

  • UK General Elections Results 2019: Jeremy Corbyn Announces Resignation As Labour Party Leader Following Defeat to Boris Johnson’s Conservatives
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    UK General Elections Results 2019: Jeremy Corbyn Announces Resignation As Labour Party Leader Following Defeat to Boris Johnson’s Conservatives

    After a crushing defeat in the UK General Elections 2019, socialist Jeremy Corbyn has announced his plans to step down as leader of the Labour Party. Addressing people after his re-election as an MP for Islington North, Corbyn said that he would remain in position while the party "reflected"

  • U.S. officials 'pause' Taliban talks after suicide attack
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    U.S. officials 'pause' Taliban talks after suicide attack

    U.S. negotiators are taking a "brief pause" from talks with the Taliban after the militants launched a suicide attack on a U.S. base outside Kabul killing two civilians, Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad said on Friday. Khalilzad had renewed talks with the Taliban earlier this