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People Georgian ex-president Saakashvili arrested in Ukraine dramatic rooftop scene
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The Ukraine's Security Service issued a statement saying that Saakashvili was charged with "complicity with members of criminal organizations and concealing their activity by providing premises and by other means". Footage showed Saakashvili with the yellow-and-blue Ukrainian flag around his neck marching in central Kiev, surrounded by crowds. Multiple local news outlets reported that Saakashvili, also a former governor of Ukraine's Odessa region, was freed by hundreds of supporters who ...

People John Oliver confronts Dustin Hoffman over sexual harassment in testy exchange
Author: 0 John Oliver confronts Dustin Hoffman over sexual harassment in testy exchange

The A-list actor accused the comedian of not having an "open mind" and of "unquestionably believing accusers" - two charged accusations in 2017's current landscape that likely don't make Hoffman look as good as he predicted they would. If it happened and you've given no evidence to show it didn't happen. "You've put me on display here", Hoffman told Oliver during the 45-minute Q&A, according to Deadline .

People Parents express outrage after girl kills herself, leaves journal about bullying
Author: 0 Parents express outrage after girl kills herself, leaves journal about bullying

Mesa View Middle School in Yucaipa, California, mourned the death of eighth grader Rosalie Avila with a candlelight vigil last week, where hundreds of Avila's peers, teachers and loved ones attended. Both Charlene and husband Freddie wept as they told TV journalists about the shocking moment they discovered their daughter had taken her own life.

People Conyers won't seek re-election amid sexual harassment claims
Author: 0 Conyers won't seek re-election amid sexual harassment claims

Ian Conyers, a MI state senator, said his uncle plans to make a formal announcement at 10 a.m. on the Mildred Gaddis radio show. "He is not resigning". The House Ethics Committee is investigating allegations of harassment and inappropriate touching by women who once worked for Conyers, including claims by Marion Brown who could testify later this week before the committee.

People 400000 trapped as air strikes hit Syria's Ghouta
Author: 0 400000 trapped as air strikes hit Syria's Ghouta

The military research center in Jamraya was hit by Israeli jets on May 5, 2013. There was no comment from Israel , which rarely confirms the strikes it conducts inside Syria . Meanwhile, the Syrian opposition's unified delegation to Geneva has described the Syrian government's pullout from talks as an embarrassment to Russian Federation, according to Reuters .

People Dead In Wexford Crash
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Locals described the scene as "absolutely horrific" with debris scattered all over the roadside. Two people were pronounced dead immediately at the scene. Driving conditions were described as reasonable at the time though visibility was somewhat restricted by mist and drizzle. They are investigating if the driver of the vehicle attempted to turn on the road just before the collision with an articulated lorry travelling behind it.

People Catalonia's former vice-president refused bail
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The judge says that individual warrants don't apply to a crime committed by them as part of a wider group and that the probed politicians have shown their "intention to return to Spain" in order to run for elections in Catalonia . Spanish Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido was unmoved by the arguments of Junqueras' supporters. However, a final decision may not come until well after the election because of appeals.

People Russian Federation labels Voice of America, 8 other media 'foreign agents'
Author: 0 Russian Federation labels Voice of America, 8 other media 'foreign agents'

USA intelligence officials accuse the Kremlin of using Russian media organisations it finances to influence US voters. The Kremlin has said it fully understands why Russia's parliament plans to discuss banning representatives of United States media organisations in retaliation for what it calls USA mistreatment of Russian media.

People Say it ain't snow: Wind advisory issued, flurries expected in North Iowa
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The National Weather service said travel could be hazardous with low visibility and slick roads. Monday: Cloudy through mid-morning, then gradual clearing with a high near 72. Tuesday , it will be sunny with a high near 46, the weather service said. Friday: Mostly sunny with a high near 52. Thursday night - Mostly clear, with a low around 52.

People Qatari, Saudi ministers at summit talks despite Gulf spat
Author: 0 Qatari, Saudi ministers at summit talks despite Gulf spat

The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) statement comes on the eve of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday in Kuwait, amid a crisis in the region. KUNA said Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani, the GCC secretary-general, called for the maintenance of strategic ties between the member states while describing the ministerial meeting as one of the successes of the summit.

People Quentin Tarantino Reportedly Working on 'Star Trek' Film
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The two plan to convene a writers room to develop the film at Paramount, with Tarantino in the director's chair. The director's films tend to not only perform commercially, his latest three films all took in multiple Oscar nominations and Tarantino won for the Django Unchained screenplay.

People Santa Ana winds bring fire danger to Southern California
Author: 0 Santa Ana winds bring fire danger to Southern California

The fire started in that area around the same time and officials are investigating the possible connection. Firefighters, trucks and helicopters with the Ventura County Fire Department are at the scene near Steckel Park. "But the winds themselves will probably be the strongest we've seen of the season", he added. With a high threat level Thursday, the Forest Service warns that "upon ignition, fires will grow very rapidly, will burn intensely, and will be very hard to control".

People Knicks facing hard road without Hardaway
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Courtney Lee added 19 points and Lance Thomas recorded 11 off the pine. The more surprising absence may have been Hardaway, who was replaced in the starting lineup by rookie guard Damyean Dotson. IN (12-11) are trying to avoid a third straight loss and fourth in five games after a 120-115 setback at Toronto on Friday night. "It was tough but we will rally and collectively try to fill that void".

People ABC News' Brian Ross Suspended Following Michael Flynn Gaffe
Author: 0 ABC News' Brian Ross Suspended Following Michael Flynn Gaffe

Ross reported that Flynn would testify that President Trump had directed him to contact Russian officials during Trump's candidacy for the president post. ABC's president, James Goldston , said Monday that Ross went on air without anyone else reviewing his information, according to CNN. And then it took us seven hours, eight hours to get our story straight.

People United Nations political chief Feltman to visit N. Korea
Author: 0 United Nations political chief Feltman to visit N. Korea

Starting Tuesday, Feltman will meet a number of North Korean officials, including foreign minister Ri Yong Ho, as well as foreign diplomats and United Nations staff, spokeswoman Eri Kaneko said. This photo, taken by AFP on December 4, 2017, shows Jeffrey Feltman, the United Nations undersecretary general for political affairs, who will visit North Korea this week.

People San Marcos officer killed by suspect while serving warrant
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Officer Copeland was hit multiple times and rushed by a fellow police officer to Central Texas Medical Center in the back of a police auto. Copeland and other officers present were shot at by the suspect, "much like in an ambush type of situation".

People Enter the 'petro'- Venezuela to launch oil-backed cryptocurrency
Author: 0 Enter the 'petro'- Venezuela to launch oil-backed cryptocurrency

The currency would help Venezuela "to advance in monetary sovereignty, carry out its financial transactions to overcome the financial blockade", according to Maduro. The announcement bewildered some followers of cryptocurrencies, which typically are not backed by any government or central banks. The currency has lost 96% of its value this year.

People Rosenberg will step down while investigation unfolds
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Democrats caucused for hours behind closed doors Monday to discuss the future leadership of the Senate. State Sen. Harriette Chandler, the Senate's majority leader and top deputy, is poised to become the chamber's acting Senate President and replace Stanley Rosenberg amid the whirlwind of turmoil that's enveloped the chamber.

People Senate Passes $1.4 Trillion Tax Cut Legislation
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Republican senators will now move to reconcile their legislation with the House's proposal, passed in mid-November. "It could also be 20 (percent)". The letter, first posted Wednesday on CNBC's website , is signed by 137 economists but lists as its author the RATE Coalition, a political advocacy nonprofit representing a group of large USA corporations.

People Portugal, Spain, in same 2018 WCup group
Author: 0 Portugal, Spain, in same 2018 WCup group

Spain , clicking into gear again after under-performing in recent years, were seen as the team to avoid after missing out on a place among the top seeds. However, at the same time as USA investigations into Russian Federation for influence in the 2016 election, the highly anticipated World Cup draw was taking place in Moscow, thereby determining the World Cup groups that the qualified teams will play in this summer.

People Trump's Approved Travel Bans Rips Families Apart, Advocates Say
Author: 0 Trump's Approved Travel Bans Rips Families Apart, Advocates Say

Both sets of challengers said the latest ban, like the earlier ones, discriminates against Muslims in violation of the US Constitution and is not permissible under immigration laws. The travel ban affects all residents of six mostly Muslim countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen. The ban also covers people from North Korea and certain government officials from Venezuela.

People Women Accuse California Assemblyman Of Sexual Harassment
Author: 0 Women Accuse California Assemblyman Of Sexual Harassment

The Assembly will hire an outside law firm to investigate the claim by Lopez, a Sacramento lobbyist. She went public following a call by the Assembly Rules Committee for alleged victims to come forward and name names. According to Lopez, she was cornered in a bathroom as Dababneh "stood blocking the door and began to masturbate and move toward me, urging me to touch him".

People Severe weather warning as Cyclone Ockhi set to intensify: latest IMD alert
Author: 0 Severe weather warning as Cyclone Ockhi set to intensify: latest IMD alert

Meanwhile, women members of the fisher folk community held a protest in Kanyakumari district demanding that authorities intensify rescue operations to trace those caught in the deep sea in the wake of cyclone Ockhi . Many rescued fishermen have been admitted to the medical college here and general hospitals since they were weak after being in the sea for the last 48 hours, the official said.

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