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He added that the driver seemed unconscious while two other people in the van were badly burned. In 2013, two tourists were killed when a vehicle rammed into bystanders at Beijing's iconic Tiananmen Square before bursting into flames. A minivan jam-packed with gas canisters has ploughed into pedestrians in Shanghai . They say he has been arrested on suspicion of risky driving and illegal transport of unsafe substances.
  • Let's talk about mental health

    Let's talk about mental health

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    Early intervention is vital and you need to be able to talk to do that". "But if I can tell someone this, tell them what I'm going thorough and not receive judgement, it makes a huge difference". "That's why I wanted to come down and show that even in a museum you can chat about what's going on in your life and how you're feeling". But that doesn't mean it's always easy to speak when you're struggling.
  • San Francisco DA's Office To Dismiss Thousands Of Pot Convictions

    San Francisco DA's Office To Dismiss Thousands Of Pot Convictions

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    District Attorney George Gascon announced Wednesday that his office will dismiss almost 3,000 misdemeanor cases and review almost 5,000 felony cases for possible action. "While this relief is already available pursuant to Proposition 64 for anyone with a conviction, it requires that they know it is available and to retain an attorney to file the expungement paperwork", Gascón said.
  • President Trump Delivers First State Of The Union Address

    President Trump Delivers First State Of The Union Address

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    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) will give a State of the Union response on Wednesday. The politician also directly addressed Dreamers, several of whom attended the State of the Union as guests of Democratic lawmakers, in Spanish. But Kennedy's profile has risen a bit due to his forceful denunciations of the Republican health care plan. Another in which Mr. Kennedy called for unity and compassion after the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va ., past year drew ...
  • Buhari to unveil anti-corruption logo at African Union summit

    Buhari to unveil anti-corruption logo at African Union summit

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    The African Development Bank's President, Akinwumi Adesina, took an active part in a series of events on the sidelines of the AU Summit on January 27 and 28 in the Ethiopian capital. "We have also facilitated humanitarian relief by securing the main supply routes to enable safe delivery of rations to most of the affected populations", the president said.
  • Russia's Spy Chief Visited Washington Amid Publication of 'Kremlin List'

    Russia's Spy Chief Visited Washington Amid Publication of 'Kremlin List'

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    Sergei Naryshkin, chief of the Presidential Executive Office of Russian Federation, waits for Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama before their meeting at Hatoyama's official residence on November 30, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. The sanctions are meant to freeze any assets of the individuals under US jurisdiction and prohibit "transactions by USA persons or within the United States involving the individual".
  • 'No talks with U.S. until al-Quds move reversed'

    'No talks with U.S. until al-Quds move reversed'

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    The Palestinian leadership is following the tumultuous Israeli political scene with a combination of delight and despair. More than half the enclave's two million residents depend on support from UNRWA and other humanitarian agencies. Trump's December 6 move prompted deadly protests in the Palestinian territories and mass rallies in solidarity with the Palestinians across the Muslim world.
  • Seine still rising in Paris; Louvre partially closed

    Seine still rising in Paris; Louvre partially closed

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    Paris police that water in parts of the Seine will reach 5.95 meters, or just shy of 20 feet, during the evening hours of Sunday night into Monday morning. But fears of flooding like that seen in 1910, which saw the Seine rise to 8.62 metres and shut down much of Paris's basic infrastructure, appear unfounded.
  • Saudi anti-corruption settlements reach $107-billion

    Saudi anti-corruption settlements reach $107-billion

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    The government has been using the reserves, which peaked at $737 billion in August 2014, to cover a big budget deficit caused by low oil export receipts. Last week, al-Mojeb said 90 people had been released after agreeing to financial settlements and that 95 were still being held. In an interview with Reuters at his suite in the Ritz-Carlton hours before he was released on Saturday, Prince Alwaleed said he had been well-treated in custody and described his case as the result of a ...
  • Yemen Separatists Form Blockade Around Pro-Govt. Camp in Aden

    Yemen Separatists Form Blockade Around Pro-Govt. Camp in Aden

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    These groups, the report claims, " seized the last stronghold of [the Saudi-allied internationally-recognized President Abd-Rabbu Mansour] Hadi's Presidential Protection Forces in the Dar Saad area of northern Aden , in battles that at times involved heavy artillery and tank fire".
  • Turkish govt. detains doctors over Afrin operation remarks

    Turkish govt. detains doctors over Afrin operation remarks

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    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly said that Afrin should be cleared of "terrorists", and demanded the deployment of Turkish troops there during a speech back in November 2016. Among those held was TTB director Rasit Tukel, state-run news agency Anadolu said. Ozcelik said it was the first time in the association's history that all its executive members had been ordered detained.