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‘Black cab rapist’ John Worboys to be freed from jail

‘Black cab rapist’ John Worboys to be freed from jail 4 January 2018 One of the UK’s most prolific rapists, John Worboys, is to be freed from jail. The black-cab driver carried out more than 100 rapes and sexual assaults on women in London between 2002 and 2008. The former stripper from Rotherhithe, south-east London, gave his victims drug-laced Champagne before attacking them in the back of his cab. In 2009, he was convicted at Croydon Crown Court of 19 offences and ordered to serve at least eight years in jail. The following year police said a number of...

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Trump hails potential Korea talks, credits his firm stance

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called potential talks between North and South Korea “a good thing” and the South Korean presidency said he had agreed there would be no military drills with South Korea during next month’s Winter Olympics. South Korea’s Presidential Blue House said Trump told South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in in a telephone call that he hoped inter-Korean talks would lead to good results and that he would send a high-level delegation, including members of his family, to the Winter Olympics, which will...

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U.S. places Pakistan on watch list for religious freedom violations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has placed Pakistan on a special watch list for “severe violations of religious freedom,” it said on Thursday, days after the White House said Islamabad would have to do more to combat terrorism to receive U.S. aid. The State Department also said it had re-designated 10 other nations as “countries of particular concern” under the International Religious Freedom Act for having engaged in or tolerated egregious violations of religious freedom. The re-designated countries were China, Eritrea, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan, Saudi...

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Powerful snowstorm hits eastern U.S., snarling travel

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – High winds and heavy snow barreled into the U.S. Northeast on Thursday, closing schools and government offices and disrupting travel as work crews scrambled to clear roads before plummeting temperatures turn snow into treacherous ice. Thousands of flights were canceled, snow plows and salt trucks were omnipresent on roads and highways, and commuters who braved the storm to head in to their jobs hoped they would be able to make it home safely as the storm intensified later in the day. Blizzard warnings were in...

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Dow breaks above 25,000 for first time

(Reuters) – The Dow Jones Industrial Average sailed past the 25,000-mark for the first time on Thursday, while other major indexes rose to new highs after a strong private jobs report added to a bullish sentiment from indications of robust growth in major economies. The ADP National Employment Report showed that U.S. private employers added 250,000 jobs in December, marking the biggest monthly increase since March, and much above the 190,000 job additions forecast by economists polled by Reuters. A more comprehensive non-farm payrolls report on Friday is expected...

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