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USA officials wouldn't let Iranians take control of the money until a Swiss Air Force plane carrying three freed Americans departed from Tehran on January 17. "This wasn't some nefarious deal". That's a ransom payment. The House Financial Services Committee hasn't yet decided whether to hold hearings. The State Department also said the timing of the payment and the release of detainees were not related, according to NBC News .
  • Zambia's president leads in early election results

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    According to the electoral commission, Mr Lungu of the Patriotic Front party secured 50.35% in Thursday's vote beating his main rival, Hakainde Hichilema, who secured 47.67% of the votes cast. "The level of violence has not been as great as reported in the worldwide press", Thomas Boserup, the EU's deputy chief observer, said at the briefing.
  • Modi's statement is proof of India's involvement in Balochistan: Aziz

    Modi's statement is proof of India's involvement in Balochistan: Aziz

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    India must pursue the issue seriously, identify the leaders of the liberation movements in these regions and India must highlight their issues at worldwide fora. On Sunday, India imposed a curfew in all major towns of the Indian-controlled portion Kashmir and Jammu, in order to prevent widespread celebrations of Pakistan's Independence Day, but the celebrations occurred anyway.
  • Martha's Vineyard: Obama Interrupting Vacation to Campaign for Clinton

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    And while the First Family's previous vacations on the little island off the coast of MA have been relatively low-key, in Obama's last vacation there as the president there's a new boss in town, and his name is Vacation Dad. Obama has said there's never been anyone more qualified than Clinton to be president. Tickets cost up to $33,400, party officials said, with the money going to Clinton's campaign, the Democratic National Committee and state parties across the country.
  • National Football League hires D.C. police chief to head security

    National Football League hires D.C. police chief to head security

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    Mayor Muriel Bowser. They gave me opportunity when there was not a lot of opportunity for people in my position and that's why I worked so hard here... "I am very proud of Cathy, she did an excellent job as police chief in Washington ". She also served as the Commanding Officer of the Department's Major Narcotics Branch and Vehicular Homicide Units.
  • Ellen's Usain Bolt tweet deemed racist

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    The original post remains on DeGeneres' Twitter account. Despite the negative comments though, others were quick to defend the USA comedian. Ellen DeGeneres wants the world to know that there are plenty of racist things out there, but she's not one of them.
  • Trump to lay out plan for combating ISIS

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    In his speech, Trump will also call for ideological tests to determine if immigrants entering the US share American values, such as religious freedom, gender equality, and gay rights, reported the Associated Press . In addition to contradicting his "ideals" and searching for allies in the Middle East, Trump has also expressed his willingness to work with countries like China and Russian Federation as part of his plan to get rid of ISIS.
  • Bus crash kills 33 in Nepal

    Bus crash kills 33 in Nepal

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    An eyewitness said that many passengers have been squeezed by the bus wreckage. It was also packed with bags of rice, lentils, flour and other supplies being taken to villages. The bus had moved from capital Kathmandu and met an accident at around 1:30 p.m. local time as the bus plunged 300 meters down the road out of control, according to the ministry.
  • Airstrike hits Yemen hospital, aid group says

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    The number of killed and injured was unknown. "MSF is now assessing the situation to ensure the safety of patients and staff", read a statement from the aid agency, using the acronym for its French name, Medecins Sans Frontieres. "The circumstances of this attack must be thoroughly and independently investigated". Pro-government military sources, who are fighting alongside coalition forces in Harad, said that military vehicles had taken rebel casualties to the Abs hospital before today's ...
  • Zambia President Lungu re-election marred by alleged malpractice

    Zambia President Lungu re-election marred by alleged malpractice

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    While the PF received the results with jubilation, the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) rejected the outcome alleging rigging by the ruling party. Lungu's PF recorded a 1 860 877 while Hichilema managed 1 760 347 in the fiercest poll in the Southern African country's 52-year history. Mr Hichilema who spoke at a media briefing held at his house around 22:40hrs Sunday, said the G12 sheet is the only proscribed document which is the legal requirement used for recording " ...