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UN envoy arrives in Yemen to discuss truce around port city

UN envoy arrives in Yemen to discuss truce around port citySANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths arrived on Sunday in the capital, Sanaa, to discuss the "complex situation" in and around the key port city of Hodeida, Yemeni security officials said.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Celebrated Amazon Pulling Out of New York––But the Governor Says It Cost the City 25,000 Jobs

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Celebrated Amazon Pulling Out of New York––But the Governor Says It Cost the City 25,000 JobsThe spat between Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Gov. Andrew Cuomo lays bare a growing divide over Amazon's decision to pull out of New York City.



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Amazon's New York City Deal Was Killed By a Cocktail of Hubris and Miscalculations

Amazon's New York City Deal Was Killed By a Cocktail of Hubris and MiscalculationsIt's a huge loss for Amazon



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Texas city council member calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a ‘bimbo’ with ‘nothing between your ears’

Texas city council member calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a ‘bimbo’ with ‘nothing between your ears’A city council member from Texas has been forced to apologise after calling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “bimbo” in a now-deleted tweet directed at the congresswoman. Richardson City Councilman Scott Dunn replied to Ms Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter with the offending remarks, according to screenshots of the tweet that circulated online last week. “The embarrassment is to have bimbos like you with nothing between your ear,” Mr Dunn wrote.



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Taliban kill 21 Afghan security forces, threaten city: official

Taliban kill 21 Afghan security forces, threaten city: officialTaliban fighters killed more than 20 Afghan security forces in simultaneous raids on a provincial capital and district in northern Afghanistan, an official said Tuesday, as the city braced for further violence. Hundreds of militants were outside Sar-e-Pul city, which provincial governor spokesman Zabihullah Amani said was at risk of falling to the Taliban if reinforcements were not sent. The Taliban have stepped up attacks on security forces across the country, slaughtering police and soldiers in record numbers, as the threat of a US drawdown complicates American-led efforts to end the 17-year conflict.



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Bright light in big city mystifies New Yorkers after transformer fire

Bright light in big city mystifies New Yorkers after transformer fire“There was a boom and a bang and a flash of light,” said Jim Long, a spokesman for Fire Department New York. The blue flashes that briefly lit up the night sky in the Astoria area of Queens, New York, shortly after 9 p.m. (0200 GMT) were caused by a power surge and electrical “arching” and sparked a transformer explosion and a small fire, said Con Edison spokesman Bob McGee.



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Bright light in big city mystifies New Yorkers after transformer fire

Bright light in big city mystifies New Yorkers after transformer fire“There was a boom and a bang and a flash of light,” said Jim Long, a spokesman for Fire Department New York. The blue flashes that briefly lit up the night sky in the Astoria area of Queens, New York, shortly after 9 p.m. (0200 GMT) were caused by a power surge and electrical “arching” and sparked a transformer explosion and a small fire, said Con Edison spokesman Bob McGee.



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Pro-Turkish rebels reinforce near city in northern Syria

Pro-Turkish rebels reinforce near city in northern SyriaPro-Turkish armed groups have reinforced their presence on the outskirts of the city of Manbij in northern Syria as Ankara threatens a new offensive against Kurdish forces, sources said Wednesday. Turkey announced in mid-December that it would launch a fresh military campaign against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, a militia in Syria that Ankara considers a terrorist group. The United States has backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria as part of an international coalition against the Islamic State jihadist group.



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Poker player turns $5 bet into $1 million at Borgata in Atlantic City

Poker player turns $  5 bet into $  1 million at Borgata in Atlantic CityA man playing poker at an Atlantic City casino won $ 1 million on a $ 5 bet.



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Biblical city of Bethlehem boasts largest Christmas in years

Biblical city of Bethlehem boasts largest Christmas in yearsBETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Pilgrims from around the world flocked to Bethlehem on Monday for what was believed to be the biblical West Bank city's largest Christmas celebrations in years.



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