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St. Johns County, which started the year at 3.8 percent, was third-lowest in December with a 3.6 percent mark. That's slightly below a record high of 5.9 million set earlier this year. "The increase was in the finance and insurance subsector". The state added just 3,700 jobs last month, and almost 68,000 people left the labor market.
  • Troops on standby as Gambia deadline expires

    Troops on standby as Gambia deadline expires

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    After 22 years in power, Yahya Jammeh had come under intense pressure to leave, with Barrow sworn in Thursday with the support of West African leaders and the global community. After preparations were made the Banjul airport, possibly for the departure of Conde and Aziz, Barrow announced on social media that Jammeh had agreed to step down.
  • Crocodile kills man as he crosses river in Australia

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    The passengers shouted for help from the roof of the 4X4 until a passer-by heard them and contacted emergency services. However police say people should not attempt to cross on foot because of the risks. The three lived in a nearby Aboriginal community, local media reported. " Cahill's Crossing is notorious for crocodiles and to walk across it to me is just foolishness", Harrison told the CNN news network.
  • Gambian State House website features Adama Barrow

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    Gambia's army chief announced Friday he would no longer stand by President Yahya Jammeh , who remained in power after losing a disputed election last month. However, in an interview with the African News Agency (ANA) The Gambia's political counsellor at the Gambian Embassy in Pretoria said that he doubted the rank and file of the military would follow Badije's orders and would ultimately support the will of the Gambian people.
  • Theresa May: Martin McGuinness moved Republican movement towards peace

    Theresa May: Martin McGuinness moved Republican movement towards peace

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    Leading pro-U.K. Protestant politician Ian Paisley, Jr., said McGuinness' "remarkable journey ... not only saved lives, but made the lives of countless people better". It's not hard to see the lesson that can - and should - be learned from McGuinness' legacy at Stormont. "While those of us who have worked directly with Martin will wish him and his family well for the future, we will also miss his positive contribution to political discourse on this island".
  • British protesters tell Trump from Tower Bridge: "B"

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    Protesters took action in more than 150 locations across Britain. In addition to the message, protesters set off a series of rainbow-colored smoke flares. "We owe it to future generations to think and talk about the world we want them to inherit from us". And as the Green Party, we are particularly making a point about refugees.
  • Al-Qaeda operations leader killed in U.S. strike in Syria

    Al-Qaeda operations leader killed in U.S. strike in Syria

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    The al-Qaida training camp struck on Thursday is situated in Idlib province west of Aleppo, not far from the Turkish border, the official said, adding that the Pentagon believes no civilians were killed in the attack. Jeff Davis said in the statement. "These strikes, conducted in quick succession, degrade al Qaeda's capabilities, weaken their resolve, and cause confusion in their ranks", he said.
  • Syria: IS destroys part of Palmyra amphitheatre

    Syria: IS destroys part of Palmyra amphitheatre

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    The IS group recaptured the World Heritage archaeological site from government forces in December, nine months after the extremists were expelled by government troops and allied militias. Bokova said "this situation calls for immediate action and the highest sense of responsibility and coordination". ISIS often claims it destroys ancient sites because it considers the pre-Islamic art works heretical.
  • Italy Avalanche: Dozens Missing After Earthquake Triggers Avalanche At Spa Hotel

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    USGS reports the highest magnitude at 5.7 during a quake around 11:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday. The disaster happened at the base of the Gran Sasso mountain range near the Rigopiano di Farindola hotel. "It's more like a pile of rubble than a hotel", said Antonio Crocetta, a member of the Alpine Rescue squad. "The auto was not buried so I waited there for the rescuers to come".
  • US B-52 bombers strike two ISIS camps in Libya

    US B-52 bombers strike two ISIS camps in Libya

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    USA warplanes have again struck ISIS targets in Libya, a month after Washington declared a successful conclusion to its air campaign in the North African country. This marks the first time the United States has used such bombers at all since 2011, when they participated in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation war that imposed regime change on Libya in the first place.
  • Jallikattu: Protest continues in Tamil Nadu, CM leaves for Delhi

    Jallikattu: Protest continues in Tamil Nadu, CM leaves for Delhi

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    But following reports of more and more people joining the protest by Wednesday afternoon, it was Chinnamma (Sasikala) who suggested that the Chief Minister should go and meet the Prime Minister in person. "It's tough to wake up someone who pretends to be asleep". "We would echo the public sentiment in Tamil Nadu to the central government", Mr Pandiarajan said.
  • At least 75 people injured in Tehran building collapse

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    He also wrote that "immediate compensation" will be given to the victims. The blaze broke out in the 17-story Plasco trade center just north of Tehran's sprawling bazaar. Plasco Building was the tallest building in Iran in 1962-63, and was the second building of the 20th century to be the tallest in Iran. The AP reports that authorities said they had "repeatedly warned tenants about blocking stairwells with fabric" that could be flammable and could block escape routes.
  • Safran To Pay €8.5B To Snap Up Zodiac Aerospace

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    Safran will offer 29.47 euros per share, which is 26.4 percent above Zodiac's closing share price Wednesday. Safran Chief Executive, Philippe Petitcolin said he is not anxious about Zodiac's recovery from recent production and quality problems and has pledged not to let the deal distract Safran from the development of new "LEAP" engines for Airbus and Boeing.
  • Buhari's medical trip forces Osinbajo to cut short Davos trip

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    In his letter to the Senate, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, will act as the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria during the period. President Muhammadu Buhari will launch next month an Economic Recovery Growth Plan for Nigeria, now going through a hard recession.
  • Mike Baird Does Us A Solid, Retires From Politics

    Mike Baird Does Us A Solid, Retires From Politics

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    New South Wales Premier Mike Baird has announced his retirement from politics this morning, saying that the decision was a relief and also that he looked forward to celebrating his retirement by partying all the way to 10pm. Last year proved to be a tough year for the premier with issues including the controversial greyhound racing ban, council amalgamations and lock-out laws that divided public opinion.
  • Facebook Blocks Media Posts for RT Following Obama's Final Presser

    Facebook Blocks Media Posts for RT Following Obama's Final Presser

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    According to RT, the Associated Press agrees. RT's ban arrived before the presidential inauguration, sure, but it also followed the announcement of the Facebook Journalism Project . RT said that the ban had happened because the page live-streamed Obama's final press conference. "I'm not surprised. If the Department of State could block oxygen to us, they would do it", Margarita Simonyan, RT's Editor-in-Chief claimed in an interview with RT's television network.
  • Mallikarjun Kharge slams Alok Kumar Verma's appointment as CBI director

    Mallikarjun Kharge slams Alok Kumar Verma's appointment as CBI director

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    The appointment came three days after a high-level panel headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi met to decide on the officer to succeed Sinha. An officer of 1984-batch, Asthana was elevated as the Additional Director in the agency on when CBI Special Director RK Dutta, who was reportedly among the frontrunners for the top post, was shifted to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) as a Special Secretary.
  • Anupam Kher pays tribute to Kashmiri Pandits

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    Speaker Kavinder Gupta agreed with the suggestion from the National Conference leader, saying conducive conditions should be created before these families return to the valley. In his support to the resolution, ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and minister Naeem Akhtar said, "Kashmiris need Pandits more than Pandits need Kashmiris".
  • United Kingdom leader rejects call to investigate Israeli embassy officials

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    Theresa May rejected a call from the Labour party for an investigation on a low-level Israeli embassy official who spoke of "taking down" British MPs, maintaining that an Israeli apology has closed the matter. "The people of Britain did not vote to become poorer and I will not vote in favour of any deal that would see us leave the single market". "It means all Labour MPs will be asked to vote in that direction next week, whenever the vote comes up".
  • Rick Perry Wants to Keep (And Run) The Energy Department

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    But on Thursday, Perry said he regretted calling for the department's elimination. Not only did Perry want to eliminate the Department of Energy as early as five years ago, he forgot the name of it on stage during a GOP presidential primary debate in 2011, leading to his infamous "oops" moment.
  • Mali auto bomb 'kills at least 37 people' in Gao

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    Boubacar said a further 115 people had also been injured. A French force took back the region from the Islamists. Now they are supposed to be forming joint patrols in the area, though the program has yet to begin. In recent years, Mali has been hit by conflict with both Islamist rebels and ethnic Tuareg separatists. On May 15, 2015, in absence of the Mali's main rebel coalition Coordination of Azwad Movements (CMA), which include three major rebel groups in northern Mali, Mali's ...
  • Child killed, another injured in pit bull attack

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    Syari Sanders, 5, was seriously injured but was in stable condition at a hospital Tuesday night. He said he then ran off the dog. The Fulton County District Attorney' Office indicated other charges are possible. He recalled carrying little Logan's "bloodied" body to the ambulance and described the situation as "pretty frightening". "As I get to the end of the street, I see the child's unconscious body laying in the middle of the street", Clayton said.
  • Ukrainian president urges USA to confront Russian aggression

    Ukrainian president urges USA to confront Russian aggression

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    In his farewell speech in Davos, Vice President Joe Biden threw blame and criticism at Russian Federation and President Putin. Putin is "testing the faultlines among Western nations" and working to return the world to a system "defined by spheres of influence".
  • Pakistan emphasizes Muslim Ummah's active role to help Rohingya Muslims

    Pakistan emphasizes Muslim Ummah's active role to help Rohingya Muslims

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    Having deliberated on the situation of the Rohingya Muslim Minority in Myanmar, the Meeting decided on the following: To request the Secretary General to coordinate with the Government of Myanmar for a high level delegation from the OIC Contact Group to visit Rakhine State to meet with local officials and the affected Rohingya Muslim Minority.
  • Trump already has re-election slogan picked out

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    Trump even called his lawyer into the room to discuss trademarking the slogan, to which his lawyer responded "Got it". If you're not up to date on this particular big-screen gem, Election Year is the third installment in The Purge series, which centers on a fictional annual event during which all crime is legalized for 12 hours.
  • Trump's 2020 Campaign Slogan Was the Tagline for 'The Purge: Election Year'

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    In an interview with The Washington Post published Wednesday, he said that his 2020 slogan will be, "Keep America Great!" If you're not up to date on this particular big-screen gem, Election Year is the third installment in The Purge series, which centers on a fictional annual event during which all crime is legalized for 12 hours.
  • Green Party refusing to give up on Paris Climate despite Trump's criticism

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    Chinese Premier Xi Jinping urged climate change skeptic Donald Trump to keep the U.S. in the "hard won" Paris agreement during a Davos speech that touted the world's largest polluter as a leader in the fight against global warming. Such data is "the backbone" of scientific research which, if it is not saved and archived, could leave gaps that will make understanding and preparing for future climate impacts more hard, Haigh said .
  • Iran Disagrees With Russia on Astana Syria Summit

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    The general said the Russian air force was also supporting Syrian government ground-troops trying to defend against an IS attack on the town of Deir el-Zour. "However, excluding the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from these talks is a huge mistake". "Unfortunately, this creates barrier". He noted that he didn't see Trump's words as an offer to cut arms in exchange for canceling the sanctions, rather as an expression of readiness to look at reviewing the sanctions while engaging in ...
  • Obama commutes FALN member Oscar López-Rivera's prison sentence

    Obama commutes FALN member Oscar López-Rivera's prison sentence

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    Lopez Rivera is a Puerto Rican nationalist and a member of nationalist group Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional Puertorriqueña ("FALN"), who sought independence for the island territory so that it could become a socialist nation. Rivera was not charged with personally taking part in the bombings, and was the last member of the group still in prison. Rivera, who has been in a Chicago prison since 1981, will be released May 17.
  • '123456' leads the worst passwords of 2016

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    However, users continue to use extremely simple and stupid passwords so as to have the easiest log-in ever. Predictably, the most popular passwords include variations of "123456" and " qwerty ", as well as "password" and "google". The change in the most-used password has seen a little shift over the last few years, as users tend to become only a little cautious. "While it's important for users to be aware of risks, a sizeable minority are never going to take the time or effort to protect ...