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Warmbier parents blast 'evil' North Korea regime after Trump praises Kim

Warmbier parents blast 'evil' North Korea regime after Trump praises KimThe parents of Otto Warmbier, an American student who died after 17 months a North Korean prison, blamed Kim Jong Un’s “evil regime” on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he believed the leader’s claim not to have known how their son was treated. Warmbier’s parents said they held off commenting during the second summit between Trump and Kim in Hanoi, which was cut short on Thursday after the two sides failed to reach a deal for the reclusive communist nation to give up its nuclear weapons. “Kim and his evil regime are responsible for the death of our son Otto,” Fred and Cindy Warmbier said in a statement.



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Mine blast kills more than 20 civilians in Syria

Mine blast kills more than 20 civilians in SyriaMore than 20 civilians were killed Sunday in central Syria when a landmine left behind by jihadists exploded under a van, the state news agency SANA said. The ordnance left behind by the Islamic State group in the town of Salamiyeh killed farmworkers who were heading to a region in the Hama province to pick truffles, SANA said, citing local police. It was the second such incident since February 8 when a landmine that had been planted by IS in rural Hama exploded killing seven civilians, SANA said.



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Pakistani PM warns India against attack, urges talks on Kashmir blast

Pakistani PM warns India against attack, urges talks on Kashmir blastKhan added that he wanted to cooperate in investigating the suicide bombing on Thursday, when 40 Indian paramilitary police were killed in an attack claimed by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant group. Tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors has risen sharply over the killing in the Indian-controlled part of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. Pakistani authorities have denied any involvement in the attack and called for United Nations intervention.



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U.S. Midwest braces for record-breaking cold blast

U.S. Midwest braces for record-breaking cold blastIn the Chicago area, snow will begin on Sunday night. Then the “coldest air mass in years” will hit the region on Tuesday with extreme cold lasting through Friday, the weather service said. “I cannot stress how dangerously cold it will be,” said Mike Doll, a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather.



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Death toll in Mexico gasoline pipeline blast climbs to 94: officials

Death toll in Mexico gasoline pipeline blast climbs to 94: officialsMEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The number of people who died from a gasoline pipeline explosion in central Mexico last week has risen to 94, government officials said on Tuesday, from 91 reported a day earlier reut.rs/2FGojjO. The explosion last Friday occurred as about 800 people in Hidalgo state's Tlahuelilpan district were collecting gasoline that was gushing from a pipeline leak near a major refinery. …



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Death toll in Mexico gasoline pipeline blast climbs to 94: officials

Death toll in Mexico gasoline pipeline blast climbs to 94: officialsMEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The number of people who died from a gasoline pipeline explosion in central Mexico last week has risen to 94, government officials said on Tuesday, from 91 reported a day earlier reut.rs/2FGojjO. The explosion last Friday occurred as about 800 people in Hidalgo state's Tlahuelilpan district were collecting gasoline that was gushing from a pipeline leak near a major refinery. …



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Photos: Niagara Falls transforms into majestic winter wonderland following Arctic blast

Photos: Niagara Falls transforms into majestic winter wonderland following Arctic blastThe frigid conditions in recent weeks have covered the Niagara Falls with snow and ice. Despite the cold, many tourists have visited and have snapped breathtaking photos of the winter display.



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Death toll from Mexico pipeline blast reaches 91, Pemex defends response

Death toll from Mexico pipeline blast reaches 91, Pemex defends responseHundreds of people near the small town of Tlahuelilpan in Hidalgo state rushed to collect fuel from a gushing duct which authorities said was punctured by suspected thieves, and dozens were caught in the explosion that followed. The blast followed severe shortages of gasoline in central Mexico after President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in late December launched a major crackdown on fuel theft, ordering pipelines closed in a bid to thwart the criminal activity. Some people at the blast site said those shortages had encouraged local residents to try to make up the deficit by collecting fuel from the ruptured pipeline – a version of events that was backed up by officials in the state government.



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Mexico probes negligence in pipeline blast that killed 91

Mexico probes negligence in pipeline blast that killed 91Mexico has opened an investigation into what caused a deadly pipeline explosion, including possible negligence by authorities, the attorney general said Monday, as the death toll rose to 91 people. It is still unclear exactly how events unfolded leading up to the Friday blast, which occurred as hundreds of people rushed to collect fuel in buckets and jerrycans from a geyser of gasoline that was spouting from an illegal pipeline tap near the town of Tlahuelilpan, in the central state of Hidalgo. Attorney General Alejandro Gertz said investigators were trying to determine who tapped the pipeline — whether locals acting alone or one of the criminal gangs that have turned fuel theft into a booming industry in Mexico.



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Missteps in Mexican pipeline blast trigger new scrutiny of fuel plan

Missteps in Mexican pipeline blast trigger new scrutiny of fuel planState oil firm Pemex did not close the gasoline pipe when first notified by the military, about four hours before Friday’s blast, because it considered the leak “minimal,” Security Minister Alfonso Durazo told a news conference. In the hours that followed, the leak grew and as many as 800 people brought plastic containers to the gushing duct, filling up with free fuel in what witnesses described as an almost festive atmosphere. Relatives of some of the victims said fuel shortages stemming from President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s plan attracted people to the leak at the Tula-Tuxpan pipeline, a few miles from a major refinery.



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