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5 Workers Are Missing After An Explosion At Oklahoma Drilling Rig

NPR Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 16:46

One worker was taken to a hospital and 16 others made it out of the area safely. The fire was put out Monday night but rescue workers can't search for the missing until the site cools down.

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Chung’s upset over Djokovic raises tennis profile at home

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 16:29
It took something unique to make tennis the center of sports attention in South Korea, where the Winter Olympics are only weeks away from opening.
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After girl’s killing, Pakistani women speak out on abuse

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 16:29
The brutal rape and killing of Zainab Ansari, a 7-year-old girl whose body was left in a garbage dump, has unleashed a wave of revulsion around Pakistan, revealing a string of child abductions and killings by a suspected serial predator and generating outrage at a culture of silence surrounding sexual abuse.
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US Navy says it received Iran broadcast about naval exercise

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 16:29
The U.S. Navy says it only received a radio message from Iranian naval vessels about an ongoing Iranian exercise in the Strait of Hormuz, countering Tehran claims of a tense encounter between the two fleets.
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Britain’s competition regulator finds 21st Century Fox takeover of Sky not in public interest

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 16:29
Britain’s competition regulator finds 21st Century Fox takeover of Sky not in public interest.
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Will Trump become a Davos Man?

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 16:29
The elite conclave is less wary of Trump in 2018, but his attendance still casts a shadow.
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Puerto Rico's Governor Announces Plan To Privatize Island's Troubled Electric Utility

NPR Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 16:13

Gov. Ricardo Rosselló says it may take 18 months to sell off the beleaguered Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA, which has failed to fully restore electricity months after Hurricane Maria.

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Several Injured After Volcanic Eruption At Japanese Ski Resort

NPR Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 15:23

Mount Kusatsu-Shirane suddenly erupted Tuesday morning, spewing volcanic rocks and belching a curtain of black smoke. An avalanche that followed injured at least 10 people.

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Mischa Zverev fined $45,000 for retirement at Aussie Open

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 14:00
Mischa Zverev was fined $45,000 at the Australian Open on Tuesday for a poor performance in his first-round match against Hyeon Chung, the largest penalty ever assessed to an individual during a Grand Slam tournament for an on-site transgression.
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AP Explains: What’s next for Brazil’s da Silva after appeal

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 14:00
Brazilian judges are scheduled to rule Wednesday on former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s appeal of his conviction on corruption and money laundering charges. The decision could prevent da Silva from running in this year’s presidential election and even potentially end the career of the enduringly popular politician. Here’s a look at the case and its importance.
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AP PHOTOS: Dog shelter struggling since Mexico City quake

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 14:00
A unique shelter for dogs — and one pig — is struggling to get back on its feet after Mexico’s devastating earthquake four months ago.
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Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchanged

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 14:00
The Bank of Japan has opted to keep intact its unprecedented monetary stimulus despite stronger than expected growth.
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S. Korean advance team goes to North for pre-Olympic events

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 14:00
A team of South Korean officials travelled to North Korea on Tuesday to check logistics for joint events ahead of next month’s Winter Olympics in the South, as the rivals exchanged rare visits to each other amid signs of warming ties.
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Philippine volcano spews lava fountains, 40,000 people flee

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 14:00
The Philippines’ most active volcano continued to spew fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes Tuesday in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption that has sent 40,000 villagers to shelter in evacuation centers.
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Jordan’s king delivers pointed remarks to Pence on Jerusalem

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 14:00
The vice president’s regional tour is partly aimed at smoothing relations with allies after the U.S. recognized the city as Israel’s capital.
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Mexico: Woman slain, dismembered, cooked; ex is lead suspect

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 11:58
The remains of a young woman who disappeared over a week ago in southern Mexico were discovered Monday by authorities who said she is believed to have been slain, dismembered and cooked on a stove.
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A disaster official says an apparent volcanic eruption near a ski resort in Japan has injured at least nine people

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 11:58
A disaster official says an apparent volcanic eruption near a ski resort in Japan has injured at least nine people.
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Time for Tennys: American Sandgren into Aussie Open quarters

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 11:58
The last American man standing at the Australian Open is through to the quarterfinals.
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Puerto Rico moves to privatize troubled power company

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 11:58
Puerto Rico’s governor announced Monday that he is moving to privatize the U.S. territory’s public power company after its slow, troubled recovery from Hurricane Maria focused new attention on longstanding accusations of mismanagement and corruption.
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Hong Kong bookseller detained again by Chinese authorities

Washington Post Headlines - Tue, 2018-01-23 11:58
A Hong Kong-based bookseller who was secretly detained in China has been taken away by Chinese authorities again after being released into house arrest last October, his daughter said Monday.
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