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NBA star Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

NBA retired star Kobe Bryant died at age 41 in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven on board, officials said. The cause of the crash was unknown. His Sikorsky S-76 craft went down in low …

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U.S. State Secretary to visit Kazakhstan

U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo will pay a working visit to Kazakhstan on February 1-2, the republic's Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi said. It was noted that Pompeo will visit London on …

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U.S. imposes additional Iran-related sanctions

The United States said it blacklisted two companies based in Hong Kong, one in Shanghai and one in Dubai for helping Iran’s state-owned National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) export millions of dollars of goods in violation of U.S. …

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Netflix releases David Lynch's short film

To celebrate director David Lynch's 74th birthday, Netflix has uploaded a new short film from the filmmaker, which sees him interrogate a talking monkey about a murder. The 17-minute short film What Did Jack Do? was …

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Trump promises to protect gun rights in U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump said that Democrats in Virginia were "working hard" to take away Americans' Second Amendment rights, as thousands descended on the State Capitol in Richmond to attend a gun rights …

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Pompeo sums up results of Berlin conference

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo hopes that major oil fields in Libya would be reopened following an international conference on Libya in Berlin on Sunday, the U.S. Department of State said in a statement. …

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Phoenix and Zellweger among winners at SAG Awards

Bong Joon-ho's Parasite won for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards). Joaquin Phoenix won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor for …

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