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What actually closes in a US government shutdown?

Hundreds of thousands of US government defence workers, park rangers and business regulators could be temporarily out of work if Congress fails to pass a budget before a midnight on Friday (Jan 19) deadline.
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What actually closes in a US government shutdown?

Hundreds of thousands of US government defence workers, park rangers and business regulators could be temporarily out of work if Congress fails to pass a budget before a midnight on Friday (Jan 19) deadline.

Anti-abortion activists rally in Washington, fired up by Trump

Thousands of anti-abortion activists from around the US were scheduled to gather in the capital Washington on Friday (Jan 19) for the annual "March for Life" - fired up by the support of Donald Trump, who was slated to address the crowds via video l
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Anti-abortion activists rally in Washington, fired up by Trump

Thousands of anti-abortion activists from around the US were scheduled to gather in the capital Washington on Friday (Jan 19) for the annual "March for Life" - fired up by the support of Donald Trump, who was slated to address the crowds via video link.

Olympic gymnastics star Raisman demands probe of Nassar abuse

Olympic gymnastics superstar Aly Raisman on Friday faced down disgraced national team doctor Larry Nassar in court, calling him "sick" and demanding an independent probe to find out how he was apparently able to abuse dozens of young girls for year
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Olympic gymnastics star Raisman demands probe of Nassar abuse

Olympic gymnastics superstar Aly Raisman on Friday faced down disgraced national team doctor Larry Nassar in court, calling him "sick" and demanding an independent probe to find out how he was apparently able to abuse dozens of young girls for years with impunity.

Burnley agree deal to sign winger Lennon from Everton - reports

Burnley have agreed a deal to sign winger Aaron Lennon from Premier League rivals Everton, British media reported on Friday.
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Burnley agree deal to sign winger Lennon from Everton - reports

Burnley have agreed a deal to sign winger Aaron Lennon from Premier League rivals Everton, British media reported on Friday.

Pence still to head to Mideast despite govt shutdown threat

US Vice President Mike Pence will still head to the Middle East late Friday for a high-stakes trip, despite the threat of a federal government shutdown looming over Washington, his spokeswoman said.
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Pence still to head to Mideast despite govt shutdown threat

US Vice President Mike Pence will still head to the Middle East late Friday for a high-stakes trip, despite the threat of a federal government shutdown looming over Washington, his spokeswoman said.

Big year ahead for ECM in Argentina

This is shaping up as a banner year for equity capital markets in Argentina, where five companies going public in the first quarter are looking to raise a combined USUS$2.2bn.
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Big year ahead for ECM in Argentina

This is shaping up as a banner year for equity capital markets in Argentina, where five companies going public in the first quarter are looking to raise a combined USUS$2.2bn.

US health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection

U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.
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US health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection

U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.

Ice packs - Cigarette smugglers find frozen route to Lithuania

Tobacco smugglers are using river iceflows and GPS technology to transport their goods into Lithuania, where an estimated one in every six cigarettes smoked in 2016 was illegally imported.
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Ice packs - Cigarette smugglers find frozen route to Lithuania

Tobacco smugglers are using river iceflows and GPS technology to transport their goods into Lithuania, where an estimated one in every six cigarettes smoked in 2016 was illegally imported.

Turkish troops shell Afrin to oust US-backed Kurdish militia

Turkey on Friday started fresh shelling of the Syrian town of Afrin in a move to oust a US-backed Kurdish militia that Ankara considers "terrorists" and vowed to press on with a full-scale operation against them.
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Turkish troops shell Afrin to oust US-backed Kurdish militia

Turkey on Friday started fresh shelling of the Syrian town of Afrin in a move to oust a US-backed Kurdish militia that Ankara considers "terrorists" and vowed to press on with a full-scale operation against them.

Pentagon puts countering China, Russia at centre of US defence strategy

The U.S. military has put countering China and Russia at the heart of a new national defence strategy unveiled on Friday, the latest sign of shifting American priorities after more than a decade and a half of focusing on the fight against Islamist militants.
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Pentagon puts countering China, Russia at centre of US defence strategy

The U.S. military has put countering China and Russia at the heart of a new national defence strategy unveiled on Friday, the latest sign of shifting American priorities after more than a decade and a half of focusing on the fight against Islamist militants.

Pieters takes Abu Dhabi lead on day two

Belgian Thomas Pieters carded a seven-under-par 65 in the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Friday to take the lead heading into the weekend, while defending champion Tommy Fleetwood, Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson remain in contention.
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Pieters takes Abu Dhabi lead on day two

Belgian Thomas Pieters carded a seven-under-par 65 in the second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Friday to take the lead heading into the weekend, while defending champion Tommy Fleetwood, Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson remain in contention.

French ice dancers Papadakis, Cizeron lead at Europeans

French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron took the lead at the European Figure Skating Championships on Friday with an upbeat short dance that puts them on pace to win their fourth consecutive European title.
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French ice dancers Papadakis, Cizeron lead at Europeans

French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron took the lead at the European Figure Skating Championships on Friday with an upbeat short dance that puts them on pace to win their fourth consecutive European title.

Sanchez deal not done yet, says Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said the club are still trying to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal but added that the deal, which British media report could involve Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving in the other direction, was not done at all.
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Sanchez deal not done yet, says Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said the club are still trying to sign Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal but added that the deal, which British media report could involve Henrikh Mkhitaryan moving in the other direction, was not done at all.

Former world champion Fury regains licence

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is free to box again after the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) lifted his suspension subject to medical clearance.
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Former world champion Fury regains licence

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is free to box again after the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) lifted his suspension subject to medical clearance.

TRAI recommends allowing in-flight internet connectivity

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday recommended that internet services like wi-fi and mobile connectivity should be permitted on domestic and international flights in India.
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TRAI recommends allowing in-flight internet connectivity

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Friday recommended that internet services like wi-fi and mobile connectivity should be permitted on domestic and international flights in India.

Petrobras owes Brazil billions, unlikely to pay in 2018, minister says

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA owes the government billions of dollars tied to offshore exploration rights but is unlikely to pay this year, a cabinet minister said.
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Petrobras owes Brazil billions, unlikely to pay in 2018, minister says

Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA owes the government billions of dollars tied to offshore exploration rights but is unlikely to pay this year, a cabinet minister said.

Five on Friday: 5 alt-rock bands that defined the 1990s Singapore teenager

In our regular light-hearted look at something making the headlines, Genevieve Loh picks out her favourite alternative rock giants from the 1990s.
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Five on Friday: 5 alt-rock bands that defined the 1990s Singapore teenager

In our regular light-hearted look at something making the headlines, Genevieve Loh picks out her favourite alternative rock giants from the 1990s.

Journalists protest Philippine move to close news website Rappler

Philippine journalists took to the streets Friday in support of a news website facing state-enforced closure, accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of trampling on press freedom.
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Journalists protest Philippine move to close news website Rappler

Philippine journalists took to the streets Friday in support of a news website facing state-enforced closure, accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of trampling on press freedom.

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh protest repatriation move

Hundreds of Rohingya refugees staged protests in Bangladesh Friday against plans to send them back to Myanmar, where a military crackdown last year sparked a mass exodus.
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Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh protest repatriation move

Hundreds of Rohingya refugees staged protests in Bangladesh Friday against plans to send them back to Myanmar, where a military crackdown last year sparked a mass exodus.

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