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World News Helicopter Crashes In The Grand Canyon With Seven On Board
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Three people have been killed and four more injured after a tour helicopter crashed bear the Grand Canyon. Photos of the crash scene showed flames and dark smoke rising from the rocky terrain. The A.P. said a phone call and an email to Papillion were not immediately returned Saturday. He said the company has made big improvements since that crash.

World News Winter Olympics: North Korea invites South president to Pyongyang
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South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon hosted the North Koreans for lunch Sunday before Moon's chief of staff, Im Jong-seok, hosted them for dinner ahead of the concert. A visit by Moon to the North would enable the first summit between leaders from the two Koreas since 2007, and would mark only the third inter-Korean summit to take place.

World News UAE- Burj Khalifa lights up with Indian national flag
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The Indian and Palestinian leaders were set to discuss issues including information technology, health and tourism during the brief visit, after which Modi will return to Jordan . Modi flew in a helicopter straight from to Ramallah , where he was received by his Palestinian counterpart Modi's chopper was escorted by choppers from "This is a historic visit that will lead to stronger bilateral cooperation", Modi said shortly after landing.

World News Trump explains refusal to declassify Dems' memo
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But, on Friday evening, after having actually read a counter memo written by Democratic lawmakers who said their goal was to provide badly missing context, Trump said he wouldn't allow it to see the light of day. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) accusing Trump of trying to hide the truth. Millions of Americans are asking one simple question: "What is he hiding?" Chuck Schumer said in a statement.

World News Human rights activist Asma Jahangir dies at 66
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Jahangir was born in Lahore in January 1952. She received a Bachelors' degree from Kinnaird and and an LLB from Punjab University. She became the first female president of the Supreme Court Bar Association. Asma was often criticised by the right wingers for her stance towards freedom of speech and against use of religion to curb progressive voices. Jahangir authored many articles, scholarly works and two books, "Divine Sanction: The Hudood Ordinance (1988, 2003) and "Children of a Lesser ...

World News Syria bombardment of Ghouta eases after deadly campaign
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The Syrian regime has consistently denied using chemical weapons. Meanwhile, the BBC reported that Syrian Kurdish fighters captured the last two members of an Islamic State cell that, according to USA officials, had beheaded over 27 Western hostages.

World News Turkish troops killed in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive in Syria
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The Turkish military in other statements said a total of five soldiers were killed and nine wounded on Saturday in clashes with mainly Kurdish forces near Afrin. Russian Federation is a close ally of Assad and is helping the government bomb rebel-held targets. In an email Thursday to The Associated Press, Col.

World News Two Turkish troops killed as helicopter downed
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The downing of the helicopter and Erdogan's strong words afterward suggest no quick or easy end to the operation, which has complicated USA efforts to fight ISIS in northeast Syria as well as efforts to end a conflict which has already left half a million Syrians dead and displaced half the country's 24 million people.

World News Pence: 'No daylight' between USA, allies on North Korea
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in shook the hand of a smiling Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , as he entered the VIP seating section, and again as the Korean athletes marched. The United States has repeatedly pressed China, North Korea's most significant trading partner and main ally, to do more to rein in Pyongyang's nuclear and missile ambitions.

World News North Korea leader Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president to summit
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Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim, reporting from the South Korean city of Gangneung, said the meeting would be famous in history. Global alarm at the rapid advance of nuclear-armed North Korea's weapons technology rose further past year when the regime tested its Hwasong-15 ballistic missile theoretically capable of hitting the mainland United States, in a challenge to Washington that has threatened to "utterly destroy" the regime in the event of an attack.

World News Led Coalition Strikes Pro-Assad Forces in Syria
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The Pentagon said it had been in constant contact with Russian Federation, raising concerns about a build-up of forces beside the SDF headquarters. A spokesman for the US coalition said Russian Federation told the coalition that it was not involved in the attack on the SDF headquarters.

World News Warming through Friday, with rain this weekend
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Tracking a big warmup and scattered showers for your weekend. For most of the viewing area, today will just be cloudy and chilly with highs in the mid 30s. Monday will be cold, with highest temperatures of 4°C to 7°C. Temperatures are warming up fast and will top off in the middle 60s in many places, which is above normal for this time of year.

World News Pence will use Olympics to push tougher stance on North Korea
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Korean coach Sarah Murray, a 29-year-old Canadian, used three of the 12 North Korean players assigned to her team for the game - forwards Kim Un Hyang, Jong Su Hyon and Hwang Chung Gum. "I like the reconciliatory mood and I have high expectations", said Kim Sang-yoon, a 44-year-old businessman who drove almost five hours to see the opening ceremony with his wife and two sons.

World News Unified Korea women's ice hockey team beaten by Switzerland at Winter Olympics
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Moon said the two countries should "make it happen" and urged the North to restart negotiations with the U.S. Since the Korean War ended in a truce in 1953, the two sides have grown culturally and linguistically apart, deepening the political gulf that had initially separated the poor, one-party state in the north from the rich, democratic south.

World News Rajapaksa's party expected to win Sri Lanka local government polls
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The government said 65,758 police officers, 41,178 Special Task Force officers and 7,278 other officers were deployed for the local government elections. Within the UNP, Wickremesinghe was also under pressure to step down from the leadership of the party as well as the premiership and clear the way for an internal reform process to begin.

World News Did Clinton Associates and Obama State Dept. Feed Info to Steele?
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Mr. Steele , a former British spy, wrote the anti-Trump dossier with money provided by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, through Fusion GPS. Because of the blacked out portions of the GOP memo, it wasn't clear what the information was that was given to Steele, or allegedly how it might have been used for political purposes against Mr.

World News Senate Strikes a Deal, but Pelosi is Balking
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It would increase domestic spending by $131 billion and defense spending by $165 billion over the next two years, provide almost $90 billion in disaster aid and extend the debt limit for one year - until well after the midterm elections.

World News Koreas share historic handshake at Olympic opening ceremony
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After meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Pence said there should be no consideration of using the games as an opening for substantive talks with the North until its nuclear program is put on the table in negotiations.

World News North Korean leader invites South Korea's Moon to the North: president's office
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The meeting took place after Kim Yo Jong and other North Korean delegates attended the Olympics' opening ceremony. A Blue House official said Moon "practically accepted" the invitation. "The vice president is grateful that President Moon reaffirmed his strong commitment to the global maximum pressure campaign and for his support for continued sanctions", Pence spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said when asked about the developments.

World News Rahul's my boss: Sonia Gandhi
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Ugrappa told IANS here. "The Rafale contract had earlier been given to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited", Gandhi said. "Why did you snatch the deal from HAL and award it to your friend?" "Karnataka is not built by any single person, but by its farmers, women, youth and labour", Gandhi said.

World News India supports sovereign and independent Palestine
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The Indian PM is also lauded for his vision to accelerate the bilateral ties between New Delhi and Ramallah . Modi became the first Indian leader in history to visit Israel in July past year, with the two states signing deals on cybersecurity and energy.

World News Trump tweets about not declassifying Democratic memo
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The House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously earlier in the week to release a memo drafted by Democrats to rebut the Republican document that Trump had declassified a week earlier. "Then we will brief the president on it, he'll have a decision to make", Kelly said. After Schiff challenged Trump's claim , the president lashed out on Twitter, calling him "Little Adam Schiff" and accusing him, without presenting any evidence, of leaving "closed committee hearings to illegally leak ...

World News Memo released accusing Federal Bureau of Investigation of abusing power
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Trump has frequently railed against Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe of Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election and the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with the effort. Trump declassified the memo on Friday, which Democrats decried and Republicans appeared divided on. And it's essentially saying that by obtaining the warrant with this dossier, the government was relying on a political opposition research document that was paid for by Democrats, and the ...

World News Trump Will Not Release Democrat's Rebuttal Memo
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Trump tweeted Saturday that the Democrats deliberately sent a "very political and long response memo " which they knew would have to be heavily redacted, so they could blame the White House for lack of transparency. Trump, however, directed the Justice Department to give any technical assistance the committee might need to revise the memo to "mitigate the risks identified by the Department", McGahn said, adding, "The President encourages the Committee to undertake these efforts".

World News Two Koreas hold top-level talks in Olympic rapprochement
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And few, if any, expect the Olympics-inspired détente to last after the world's athletes depart the peninsula. The recent detente, anchored by South Korea's hosting of the Winter Olympic Games, came despite an acceleration in the North's weapons program previous year and pressure from Seoul's allies in Washington.

World News Turkish helicopter downed in Syria's Afrin - Erdogan
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Speaking at a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Istanbul, Erdogan said "we might lose one helicopter, but they will pay a heavier price ". The campaign followed Ankara's promises to " strangle " the new Border Security Force (BSF) in Syria. So far, almost 1,180 terrorists have been neutralized during the Operation Olive Branch, which was launched on January 20 to remove PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorists from Afrin.

World News Kim Jong Un, Trump imitators booted from PyeongChang Stadium
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North Korea's military generals, high-ranking officials and even members of the ruling Kim family are subject to periodic purges under the rule of leader Kim Jong Un. Privately, many are seething at a trip that does nothing to advance their efforts to force Pyongyang to release their loved ones and, instead, they believe serves to effectively legitimise South Korean efforts to cosy up to Kim Jong-un's regime.

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US PRESIDENT Donald Trump is under fire after again seeming to side with his staff who have been accused of domestic violence. Though she did not name Porter in the blog post , she confirmed to CNN that the post was about her ex-husband, to whom she was married from 2009 to 2013.

World News Take govt achievements and budget schemes to public: Modi to MPs
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Giving tips on popularising the governments schemes, he suggested that the MPs pack their tiffin boxes and set out for the polling booths. They have been asked to break down the budget for the common people. Shah, sources said, accused Congress president Rahul of starting a trend in the Lok Sabha by disrupting the entire speech of the Prime Minister, the leader of the House.

World News Combined Korean hockey team loses to Swiss in Olympic debut
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Moon suggested the two Koreas "make it happen" by creating conditions necessary for him to accept the invitation, the spokesman told a news briefing. They stressed the North Koreans in the VIP box had watched Pence, Moon and Abe hold a running discussion in the front row for the more than two-hour ceremonies.