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Canceled North Korean visit to prep for Olympics 'not permanent': South Korea ministry

Canceled North Korean visit to prep for Olympics 'not permanent': South Korea ministry

SUMMARY: SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s Unification Ministry said on Saturday that the sudden cancellation of a North Korean delegation’s planned visit to the South to prepare for the North’s art troupe during the Winter Olympics was “not a permanent cancellation”.

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Hundreds of police in Thailand block anti-junta march

Hundreds of police in Thailand block anti-junta march

SUMMARY: “We want to tell the junta that you have taken Thailand back a long way.

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US shutdown: Politicians work to agree stopgap funding deal

US shutdown: Politicians work to agree stopgap funding deal

SUMMARY: Instead, the president encouraged a four-week extension of federal funding but tweeted that the preliminary meeting was "excellent" and that they were "making progress".

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Government shutdown watch: Key Senate vote scheduled for Friday night

Government shutdown watch: Key Senate vote scheduled for Friday night

SUMMARY: (CNN) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled a key procedural vote Friday night on a plan to avert a government shutdown, but Republican leaders in the Senate were still scrambling to see if their proposal to fund the government had enough votes.

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Sudanese authorities detain Reuters, AFP reporters in Khartoum

Sudanese authorities detain Reuters, AFP reporters in Khartoum

SUMMARY: The Sudanese authorities arrested the journalists while they were reporting on demonstrations in Khartoum, according to the statement, which cited news reports and the independent Sudanese Journalists Network.

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5 ways the government shutdown could be bad for your health

5 ways the government shutdown could be bad for your health

SUMMARY: During the 2013 shutdown, inspections at about 1,200 drinking water systems, chemical facilities and hazardous waste sites were put on hold.

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Huge Brazil rubbish dump closes after six decades

Huge Brazil rubbish dump closes after six decades

SUMMARY: Image copyright Reuters Image caption Waste pickers work at the siteImage copyright Reuters Image caption Youths hang from a rubbish truck

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Kentucky man charged with assaulting Sen. Rand Paul

Kentucky man charged with assaulting Sen. Rand Paul

SUMMARY: Washington (CNN) A 58-year old Kentucky man is being charged with assaulting a member of Congress connected with the November attack on GOP Sen. Rand Paul while he was mowing his yard wearing headphones.

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Will the government shut down tonight? Follow live

Will the government shut down tonight? Follow live

SUMMARY: Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.

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Fight to save Hartlepool United

Fight to save Hartlepool United

SUMMARY: After a troubled few years Hartlepool United is on the brink of administration with debts of £1.8m and immediate bills of £200,000.

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Cuba, U.S. hold talks on law enforcement despite tensions

Cuba, U.S. hold talks on law enforcement despite tensions

SUMMARY: The two countries opened embassies, restored commercial flights and negotiated agreements on issues including the environment, law enforcement, the postal service and communications.

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US musician Tom Petty died of 'accidental drug overdose'

US musician Tom Petty died of 'accidental drug overdose'

SUMMARY: Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tom Petty died in October aged 66US musician Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose after taking various painkillers, according to a statement issued by his family.

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Cape Town running out of water

Cape Town running out of water

SUMMARY:

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Governing from crisis to crisis isn't governing

Governing from crisis to crisis isn't governing

SUMMARY: In an ideal world, Congress would approve a year's worth of government spending so that agencies could do some mid- and long-range planning.

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Hawaii lawmakers hold briefing on false ballistic alert

Hawaii lawmakers hold briefing on false ballistic alert

SUMMARY:

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Mexico ruling party hopeful proposes graft law to boost election campaign

Mexico ruling party hopeful proposes graft law to boost election campaign

SUMMARY: Jose Antonio Meade, presidential pre-candidate for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), gestures to supporters during a political event in Mexico City, Mexico January 14, 2018.

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Terrorism no longer the military's top priority, Mattis says

Terrorism no longer the military's top priority, Mattis says

SUMMARY: On Friday, more than 16 years after the 9/11 attacks, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said terrorism is no longer the No.

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Trump vows abortion opposition in speech to March for Life

Trump vows abortion opposition in speech to March for Life

SUMMARY: In a speech at the White House, Mr Trump criticised US abortion laws and vowed to defend "the right to life".

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Here's what the last government shutdown looked like

Here's what the last government shutdown looked like

SUMMARY: Related: Government shutdown loomingThe 2013 shutdown cost the economy an estimated $20 billion, according to an estimate from Moody's Analytics.

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Egypt's Sisi to run for second term in March election

Egypt's Sisi to run for second term in March election

SUMMARY: CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday he will run for a second term in office in an election in March, which the former military commander is widely expected to win.

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