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North and South Korea agree to form joint Olympic team | Daily Mail Online

The two Koreas agreed to form a combined women’s ice hockey team to take part in next month’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang in the South next month. Seoul’s Unification Ministry says the agreement was during talks on Wednesday at the border village of Panmunjom. It said athletes from the two Koreas will march together under a ‘unification flag’ depicting their

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Barred from election, Navalny vows to fight ’emperor’ Putin | AFP.com

The Kremlin’s top critic Alexei Navalny has slammed Russia’s March presidential election, in which he is barred from running, as a sham meant to “re-appoint” Vladimir Putin on his way to becoming “emperor for life”. With two months to go before Russians vote in polls that are all but guaranteed to hand Putin a historic fourth term, the 41-year-old opposition

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Sex, scandal and scoops: Meet Italy’s Matt Drudge – POLITICO

ROME — For Roberto D’Agostino, Italy’s upcoming election is going to be a bit “like sex often is.” “The foreplay, namely the campaign, is far more exciting than the climax, namely the actual outcome of the vote,” said the owner and hands-on editor of Dagospia — Italy’s most eye catching and controversial web publication. It’s a flippant aside. But it

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Eye bleeding fever: Ugandan doctors say outbreak is ‘already epidemic’ | Daily Star

Dr Mukuzi Muhereza, from the Uganda Medical Association (UMA), has warned action must be taken over reports of growing numbers of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) cases. He warned the disease is “highly contagious” and said the people “must be protected” to prevent it spreading. The infection causes victims to suffer from a burning fever before beginning to bleed from orifices

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Nafta Trio to Gather in Davos as Negotiations Resume in Canada – Bloomberg

The three ministers leading negotiations to revamp Nafta will get two chances for face-to-face talks this month, including one near the slopes of Davos. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland are due to attend the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, which begins on Jan. 23, the same day the sixth

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Days after Hawaii alert gaffe, Japan issues false alarm about a missile launch

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch on Tuesday, just days after a similar gaffe caused panic in Hawaii, but it managed to correct the error within minutes. It was not immediately clear what triggered the mistake. “We are still checking,” an NHK spokesman said FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE

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12,000 flee as lava oozes from Philippine volcano | AFP.com

Thousands fled from their homes as lava oozed out of a rumbling Philippine volcano on Monday in what volcanologists described as a “quiet eruption”, warning it could lead to a hazardous explosion within days. Lava was slowly flowing out of the Mayon volcano’s crater along with a spectacular 1,000-metre (3,280-foot) ash plume rising into the sky, the nation’s volcanology institute

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