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Amtrak president and co-chief executive Richard Anderson said: "On behalf of everyone at Amtrak, we are deeply saddened by all that has happened today". Amtrak Cascades trains 504 and 509 are canceled, the Amtrak spokesperson said. The maximum speed along the stretch of track, known as Point Defiance Bypass, is 79mph, according to information about the project posted online by the Washington State Department of Transportation .
  • Ashes Series: Australia all set to reclaim the series

    Ashes Series: Australia all set to reclaim the series

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    England closed day four on 132-4, still 127 runs away from making Australia bat again, and on the brink of shipping the urn back to the Baggy Greens. Australia lost three wickets for 12 runs in the mini-collapse but wicketkeeper Tim Paine (49 not out) and Pat Cummins (41) steadied the home side with a 93-run stand.
  • Sydney man charged with being 'economic agent' for North Korea

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    Australian man was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of acting as an economic agent for North Korea. Cash-strapped North Korea has come under a new round of stricter United Nations sanctions this year after pressing ahead with its missile and nuclear programmes in defiance of worldwide pressure.
  • Rex Tillerson urges lull in North Korea 'threatening behaviour' before any talks

    Rex Tillerson urges lull in North Korea 'threatening behaviour' before any talks

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    North Korea faces the danger of a nuclear catastrophe - not war with the U.S. - but the possibility of a China Syndrome-type accident at one of its domestic nuclear reactors. In his Friday speech, Tillerson returned to a tougher stance and took particular aim at what the administration sees as lackluster effort by China and Russian Federation to pressure Pyongyang.
  • NY state AG to sue over net neutrality reversal

    NY state AG to sue over net neutrality reversal

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    Hawaii State Representative Matt LoPresti today called on Hawaii Attorney General Chin to explore pursuing legal action that would bar the effects of the FCC vote in Hawaii. Falcon said, "Senator Flake and, I think, every Republican senator really has a political challenge in front of them". But without rules in place, broadband providers could raise costs for small businesses and consumers, net neutrality advocates say.
  • Nazareth cancels Christmas celebrations to protest Trump's Jerusalem move

    Nazareth cancels Christmas celebrations to protest Trump's Jerusalem move

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    Initial reports following the mayor's press conference said the Christmas Market in Nazareth was cancelled. Christmas events in the city, which is a center of Christian pilgrimage, normally provide a big boost to its economy. Salam also called Trump " wretched " and said he had stabbed Palestinians in the back. Jerusalem is sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians. "We have already welcomed 60,000 people to the city today", Salam said.
  • 2 bodies found in Toronto home of Apotex founder Barry Sherman

    2 bodies found in Toronto home of Apotex founder Barry Sherman

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    Police said they learned of the deaths after responding to a midday (1700 GMT) medical call at the Sherman's home in an affluent section of northeast Toronto. Today, the company has more than 10,000 people in research, development, manufacturing and distribution facilities world-wide, with more than 6,000 employees at its Canadian operations.
  • PM Abbasi arrives in Turkey to attend OIC summit on Jerusalem

    PM Abbasi arrives in Turkey to attend OIC summit on Jerusalem

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    He said the issue of Al-Quds Al-Sharif is at the heart of the Palestinian cause and the decision by the United States is a provocation and has serious consequences on the security of the region. It also raised fears of more bloodshed. "The US administration should give up its role in the peace process, and if the US does not step back, it will be responsible for all the consequences", the declaration states.
  • UN Syria envoy urges 'courage'

    UN Syria envoy urges 'courage'

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    UN-sponsored talks in Geneva , set to end the Syrian civil war have collapsed, with a deflated special envoy Staffan de Mistura admitting that a "golden big opportunity" had been missed. The eighth and latest round of peace talks ended in Geneva with little more than hope for a new round in January. However, on Friday the lack of progress in Geneva and continuing assault of the besieged rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus brought scathing criticism from Paris.
  • Mattis: North Korea short of posing imminent missile threat

    Mattis: North Korea short of posing imminent missile threat

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    Joseph Yun told reporters in Bangkok that the talks could take place without preconditions and would serve Washington's dual approach of pressure and engagement on Pyongyang over its nuclear program. US Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that he did not believe North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) posed a serious threat to the US, but analysis is ongoing.