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February 09, 2018 - 8:01 am
(PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) -- Vice President Mike Pence engaged in a game of parade one-upmanship on Friday as he spoke to reporters in South Korea ahead of the opening ceremonies for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Pence was asked about Thursday's military parade in North Korea overseen by Kim...
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February 09, 2018 - 6:55 am
(PYEONGCHANG, South Korea) -- The 23rd Olympic Winter Games will officially kick off Friday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, with a fantastic spectacle and a parade of participating nations. Although competition for the 2018 Winter Olympics began Thursday, the much-anticipated opening ceremony will be...
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February 09, 2018 - 2:48 am
(RAQQA, Syria) -- Two notorious British ISIS members believed to be involved in the brutal torture and beheadings of Western hostages are being detained by U.S.-backed rebel forces in Syria, U.S. officials confirmed. The pair was part of a group of four ISIS members from the United Kingdom...
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February 09, 2018 - 12:13 am
(BEIJING) -- Fixed facial recognition cameras have been in use to fight public toilet paper theft and to catch beer festival-going criminals in China, and now the technology is being mounted onto wearable glasses to eliminate any blind spots for crimes. Since the beginning of China’s Lunar New Year...
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February 08, 2018 - 5:34 pm
(BRUSSELS) -- The last surviving suspect in the November 2015 Paris attacks refused to show up in court in Brussels today during a trial over the shootout that led to his capture. Salah Abdeslam, a French national, is being held across the border from Belgium in France, and his absence was expected...
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February 08, 2018 - 2:32 pm
(LUCERNE, Switzerland) -- Yodelayheehoo! If you've ever wanted to learn the Alpine singing style of yodeling, now's your chance: A Swiss university has announced it's going to start offering a degree in yodeling. Switzerland's Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is expected to enroll a...
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February 08, 2018 - 12:06 pm
(MOSCOW) -- A Russian ship carrying 127 passengers in the northern Pacific Ocean has been trapped in ice for days off the coast of Japan. The ship, the Igor Farkhutdinov, was sailing from the Kuril Islands to the Sakhalin peninsula on Russia’s Pacific coast when it became stuck in ice up to 3 feet...
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