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On November 23, 2017, Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a memorandum of understanding, which stipulated that the refugee return process should begin within a two-month time. It wants the military held accountable for alleged killings, looting and rape, and the release of "innocent Rohingya" picked up in counter-insurgency operations from prison.
  • Tax Bill Awaits Trump's Signature

    Tax Bill Awaits Trump's Signature

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    Trump said he signed the bill now to keep a promise that he would cut taxes in time for Christmas. "And I called downstairs and said 'Get it ready, we have to sign it now, '" he added. "It's going to be a tremendous thing for the American people", political blog the Hill reported Trump said as he signed the bill before reporters in the Oval Office.
  • Nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-V test-fired

    Nuclear capable ballistic missile Agni-V test-fired

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    Indian defense scientists have successfully conducted a pre-induction test of the country's longest-range nuke-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile, Agni-V, from the Abdul Kalam defense base on the eastern coast of Odisha. China and Pakistan, who have a hawkish eye on India's weapons programme, were angered by India's previous tests. In recent years, New Delhi has accused China of making hundreds of intrusions along their disputed border.
  • Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette not hurt in crash

    Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette not hurt in crash

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    According to The Associated Press, the Florida Highway Patrol said Fournette was not at fault in the crash. It's been a rough few days for Leonard Fournette , at least personally. Fournette was downright dominant in a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers last weekend, rushing for 109 yards and three scores on 25 carries. Antonio Brown caught seven passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns in his first game back from injury.
  • A 'New California' Movement Wants To Form A 51st State

    A 'New California' Movement Wants To Form A 51st State

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    They even go so far as to refer to California as a "failed state". A map on the movement's website (which has the theme: A more ideal union) shows the proposed "new" state as including most of California's counties, except those along the coast from Sonoma County south to Los Angeles - or basically all the places with big money.
  • Schools to close Tuesday for winter weather

    Schools to close Tuesday for winter weather

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    All archdiocesan schools in Washington, St. Tammany, and Jefferson Parishes will also close tomorrow. Aiken County officials said the delay pushes all operations back two hours, including school bus pick-up times, but will not affect afterschool and evening activities.
  • Duterte defiant, strikes to shut Rappler information web site

    Duterte defiant, strikes to shut Rappler information web site

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    SEC Secretary Armando Pan said the January 11 decision announced on Monday was, however, "not final and executory", and Rappler "may continue" to operate pending appeal. What is at stake is the loss of truth telling, of press freedom and democracy itself. The SEC ruling has been greeted with outrage by media and free expression advocates here and overseas, who see it as part of a perceived effort to clamp own on critical reporting.
  • Terrorist Cell Led by Fugitive Oscar Perez Dismantled

    Terrorist Cell Led by Fugitive Oscar Perez Dismantled

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    Five people were captured, the ministry added, although the fate of Perez was unknown. Perez, 36, had posted that he was "negotiating with officials (and) prosecutors". The man known as the " Venezuelan James Bond " after he tried to stage a coup against the government last summer was surrounded by Venezuelan authorities on Monday and trying to negotiate his surrender after a months-long manhunt, he announced in a video.
  • Serbian minister calls slain Oliver Ivanovic a man committed to his homeland

    Serbian minister calls slain Oliver Ivanovic a man committed to his homeland

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    Predominantly ethnic Albanian Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in February 2008 but Belgrade has rejected the move and still considers the breakaway territory as its southern province. "He was convicted despite bearing no trace of guilt and now he gets killed, it turns out he was safer in jail than free", Serbian Tourism and Trade Minister Rasim Ljajic said, adding that friends of Ivanovic had told him the Kosovo politician was very anxious in the days leading up to ...
  • Turkey deploys tanks at Syrian border for new offensive

    Turkey deploys tanks at Syrian border for new offensive

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    According to the Washington Post , during a speech in Ankara, Ergodan slammed the US for its continued military support for Kurdish separatist groups in Syria tagged as terrorist organisations by Turkey. With the help of air strikes from a US-led coalition, the SDF has captured tens of thousands of square kilometres of territory from Islamic State (IS) militants.
  • Driver Reportedly High On Drugs Crashes Into Second Floor Of California Building

    Driver Reportedly High On Drugs Crashes Into Second Floor Of California Building

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    According to a report in TIME , the Santa Ana Police Department said the auto "was traveling at a high rate of speed" when it hit the center divider and went airborne. The auto was later removed by the Orange County fire officials with the help of Los Angeles County Urban Search & Rescue team. The spokesman said that the police had registered a charge of driving under the influence but that the driver had not yet been charged as he was still in the hospital.
  • White House pushes back over Trump N. Korea quote

    White House pushes back over Trump N. Korea quote

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    Did President Trump say "I have" or "I'd have?" Though Mr Trump once said he would be "honoured" to meet Mr Kim, he has increasingly responded to Pyongyang's threats with bombastic statements of his own. 'So much Fake News is being reported. However, Michishita said he did not expect U.S. President Donald Trump to undertake a preventive strike. "The reason there was a delay is because we had several calls and emails with WSJ , starting Friday morning, asking them to issue a ...
  • Israeli army destroys cross-border Hamas tunnel

    Israeli army destroys cross-border Hamas tunnel

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    Earlier, it had announced the closure of the Kerem Shalom crossing, which is a main entry point for commercial goods and humanitarian aid into the isolated coastal enclave. Asked if the tunnel could have functioned as both a smuggling and attack tunnel, the army spokesperson responded, "It could have, but we deal with the infrastructure".
  • Treasury Secretary Mnuchin 'Very Focused on Cryptocurrencies'

    Treasury Secretary Mnuchin 'Very Focused on Cryptocurrencies'

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    But for many taxpayers, they will need to assess whether the new tables really are withholding enough money so that they're not saddled with a big bill when they file their taxes next year. Notice 1036 also said that employers could withhold on supplemental wages of up to $1 million at a flat rate of 22 percent. A backup withholding rate of 24 percent applies to non-employee compensation when individuals fail to provide proper tax identification information, the IRS said.
  • 'Japan conveys concern over Rohingya to Myanmar's Suu Kyi'

    'Japan conveys concern over Rohingya to Myanmar's Suu Kyi'

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    Myanmar's admission that soldiers were involved in the murder of 10 Muslims in September was an important step and the United States hoped it would be followed by more transparency and accountability, the USA ambassador said on Thursday. The villagers assisted in the execution, according to the statement, because they wanted revenge on the Rohingya militants who had killed their family members in the past.
  • Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason expected to transfer to Washington

    Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason expected to transfer to Washington

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    Only 20 years old, he would be required by the NCAA to sit out the 2018 season before making an impact for the University of Washington . "Thank you UGA for an incredible two years", Eason said in his Tweet. Eason told the Seattle Times that he had not yet made a decision, saying "Right now, I'm just spending time with this team. and we'll go from there".