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17
Nov 2018
Death Toll Rises To 63 In Northern California Camp Fire, 631 Now Unaccounted For

The death toll in Northern California’s Camp fire rose once again on Thursday to 63 as rescue workers continue to search through the devastation left by the state’s deadliest blaze in history, authorities said. A further 631 people remained unaccounted for, a vast increase from just a day prior when officials said 130 people were missing. The fire has scorched some 141,000 acres and is 40 percent contained. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told those gathered at a news briefing that the number of missing......

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16
Oct 2018
Trump warns Honduras to halt migrant ‘caravan’ or lose US aid

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Honduras he will cut millions of dollars in US aid if a group of about 2,000 migrants is not prevented from seeking to reach the United States. The migrants, forming what is known as “a caravan,” we’re hoping to leave the impoverished, violence-plagued country and head north on the long journey through Guatemala and Mexico to the US border. Trump, who has made cracking down on illegal immigration a keystone of his presidency, tweeted that US aid to Honduras,......

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13
Apr 2018
mark-zuckerberg-facebook

Mark Zuckerberg found himself on Capitol Hill this week to testify in front of Congress members about what his company is doing to relieve worries surrounding their use of users’ data. Since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, Facebook has been under intense scrutiny and new shady pieces of information about the social media platform’s data policies continue to spring up nearly every day. Despite the fact that Zuckerberg was out there mostly answering softball questions, like telling Senators that his company makes money by “running......

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13
Apr 2018
south-woman

A South African lady identified as Umm Eesah has shared how she dumped her fiance. According to her, she dumped him for always insisting on paying for everything whenever they go on outings. While many women are praying for a man like her fiance, Umm Eesah sees him as somehow exercising control over her, a thing she doesn’t like. She wrote: ”I was engaged to a man who’d never let me pay for anything. Like got mad AF when I bought things. I left hm......

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11
Apr 2018
Trump Tells Russia To ‘Get Ready’ For Missile Attacks On Syria

US President Donald Trump told Russia in an early morning tweet to prepare for “nice and new and ‘smart!’” missile attacks in Syria after an alleged gas attack on the last rebel stronghold in the country. The tweet came after the Russian ambassador to Lebanon said in an interview on Tuesday with Hezbollah-owned al-Manar TV that “if there is a US missile attack, we – in line with both Putin and Russia’s chief of staff’s remarks – will shoot down US rockets and even the......

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28
Mar 2018
Kim meets with Xi

Beijing – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with the Chinese President on a surprise trip to Beijing this week, state media in both countries confirmed Wednesday, his first visit abroad since he took power in 2011. Images broadcast on Chinese state television CCTV showed Kim and his wife, Ri Sol Ju, meeting with Xi Jinping and other Chinese officials during the trip. It took place from March 25 to 28. Kim made the trip to Beijing because he felt he had responsibility to......

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26
Mar 2018
South Korea’s Moon proposes weakening president’s powers

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday proposed weakening the powers of his office and lowering the voting age in a package of constitutional reforms, while allowing the head of state to be re-elected. South Korea is a vibrant democracy but its executive presidency is extremely powerful, giving rise to a winner-takes-all politics which critics say enables corruption while reducing representation for opposition voices. In last year’s election Moon campaigned on a promise to reform the constitution for the first time in three decades. The......

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23
Mar 2018
Zuckerberg’s shine dims as guardian of Facebook users

Mark Zuckerberg rose to wealth and fame with a mission of connecting everyone through Facebook, but now faces the wrath of users outraged he isn’t doing more to defend their data. The latest crisis laying siege to the leading online social network has raised the specter that he has lost control of his creation and been naive about the unintended consequences of people sharing so much about themselves. “If Facebook was a typical company, and Zuckerberg was the founder, he would probably be gone,” said......

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23
Mar 2018
Bill Gates faults Nigeria’s economic growth scheme

Bill Gate, the Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, yesterday faulted the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery And Growth Plan (ERGP). Addressing stakeholders at the special session of the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Gates stressed the need for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to take a second look at the National Economic Plan in terms of its priorities for human capacity development. He said the ERGP, which must reflect the people’s......

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07
Mar 2018
International Women’s Day 2018: What you should know

On February 28, 1909, 15,000 women marched through New York, USA demanding better pay, shorter working hours and voting rights. In 1910, at the International Women’s Conference with 100 women from 17 countries, held in Copenhagen, the International Women’s day began. This year’s International Women’s day holds also on March 8, as it has since 1913. It was moved to March 8 in 1913 and was recognized by the United Nations in 1975. The aim of the day was to achieve full Gender equality for......

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14
Feb 2018
[Dope Music] French Montana - Famous Feat. Hoodcelebrityy (Remix)

French Montana new album Jungle Rulesis here as planned. Even though”Jump” featuring Travis Scott leaked a few days ahead of the official release date, most of the project was safe and secure until it hit international iTunes. To no surprise, French Montana recruited an impressive lineup consisting of T.I., Swae Lee, Young Thug, Quavo, Future, The Weeknd and plenty of other A-list artists. Here’s a stream! Download French Montana – Famous Feat. Hoodcelebrityy (Remix)...

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22
Dec 2017
Breaking News: UN Votes Unanimously To Rejects Trump's Decision On Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israel's Capitall

Breaking News: UN Votes Unanimously To Rejects Trump’s Decision On Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israel’s Capitall The United Nation (UN) General Assembly has decisively backed a resolution effectively calling on the US to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The text says that any decisions regarding the status of the city are “null and void” and must be cancelled. According BBC News, the non-binding resolution was approved by 128 states, with 35 abstaining and nine others voting against. It came after......

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26
Oct 2017
46 people killed, 43 injured in Indonesia fireworks factory fire

Indonesian forensic policemen work after a fire disaster in Tangerang Kota, Banten province on October 26, 2017. Newly two dozen people have been killed and dozens injured after a blaze tore through an Indonesian fireworks factory, police said on on October 26. At least 46 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a blaze that tore through a fireworks factory outside Jakarta, police said Thursday, triggering explosions and sending plumes of black smoke into the air. Many of the charred corpses of victims......

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26
Oct 2017
Kenya’s disputed election still on after delay bid fails

Kenya’s repeat presidential election looked set to go ahead after a last-ditch bid to delay the highly contentious vote failed on Wednesday when the Supreme Court was unable to reach a quorum. The dramatic hearing on the eve of Thursday’s poll had stoked opposition hopes of delaying the vote boycotted by their leader Raila Odinga. With political tensions soaring ahead of the vote, even the country’s top election official has said he cannot guarantee a free, fair and credible election, prompting concerns at home and......

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17
Oct 2017
‘Total termination’ of Iran nuclear deal possible – Trump

US President Donald Trump said Monday that a “total termination” of the Iran nuclear deal remains possible, after refusing to certify the 2015 accord and leaving its fate to Congress. His comments came as the EU announced it was sending its chief diplomat to Washington next month to try to save the agreement that saw Tehran dramatically scale back its nuclear ambitions in return for an end to punishing sanctions. Speaking to reporters ahead of a cabinet meeting, he said: “I feel strongly about what......

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15
Oct 2017
Azores on hurricane alert as Ophelia approaches

The Portuguese Azores archipelago was on weather alert Saturday as Hurricane Ophelia approached, with heavy rainfall forecast in the region. The hurricane is expected to move past the island of Santa Maria before approaching Ireland. The Miami-based US National Hurricane Center said Friday that Ophelia was forecast to produce total rain accumulations of two to four inches (51 to 101 millimetres) over the southeastern Azores through Saturday. The rainfall could trigger flooding, it said. Seven of the nine islands that make up the Azores were......

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15
Oct 2017
Ivanka Trump touts launch of World Bank businesswomen’s fund

Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s daughter and a White House advisor, on Saturday touted the creation of a new World Bank initiative to foster entrepreneurship among women.The initiative launched this week, the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative or We-Fi, aims to boost access to capital for businesswomen in the developing world. “Fully unleashing the power of women in our economy will create tremendous value but also bring much-needed peace, stability and prosperity to many regions,” Trump said during an event at the annual meetings of the......

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14
Oct 2017
North Korea readies missile launch ahead of US-S. Korea drill

This undated photo released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on October 13, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) photographed with students and teachers of Mangyongdae Revolutionary School in Pyongyang on its 70th founding anniversary. North Korea is believed to be preparing to launch a ballistic missile ahead of an upcoming joint naval drill by the US and South Korea, a news report said Saturday, citing a government source. The US navy said Friday that a US aircraft carrier will......

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05
Oct 2017
Plague closes 2 Madagascan universities

People queue at a pharmacy in downtown Antananarivo to buy protection masks against infections and medicines against plague on October 2, 2017. Madagascan authorities Thursday ordered two universities to close temporarily as efforts intensify to halt a plague outbreak that has killed 33 people and caused widespread panic. The Indian Ocean island nation suffers annual plague outbreaks, but this year the disease has affected urban areas, triggering concern from the World Health Organization (WHO). “In the fight against the spread of plague, the universities of......

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04
Oct 2017
Tillerson called Trump ‘moron’, weighed resigning

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 17: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks about North Korea after a meeting of the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee at the State Department, on August 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. Washington’s top diplomat Secretary of State Rex Tillerson came under new pressure Wednesday after a report claimed he had branded President Donald Trump a “moron” during a Pentagon meeting. According to an NBC News report citing “multiple senior administration officials” a few days after the heated July 20 meeting, Vice President......

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03
Oct 2017
Nuclear accord with Iran in US interest – Mattis

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford (R) testify during a hearing before Senate Armed Services Committee October 3, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on “Political and Security Situation in Afghanistan.” US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that President Donald Trump should consider sticking with the nuclear accord with Iran, which he said is in the US national interest. Mattis’s expression of support for the 2015......

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03
Oct 2017

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump make their way to board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland en route Puerto Rico on October 3, 2017. President Donald Trump departed for hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico Tuesday, hoping to underscore government recovery efforts and repair damage done by his contentious early response to the crisis. Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria thrashed through the US territory, much of the islands remains short of food and without access to power......

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30
Sep 2017
Former Uber chief names two directors, surprises board

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick on Friday unilaterally appointed two new members to the board of directors in a surprise move that increased tension within the leadership of the popular ride service. Kalanick, who was pressured to resign in June as head of Uber which dominates the market for smartphone on-demand car rides, retains sizeable voting rights in the privately-held company that he co-founded. On Friday, he appointed former Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula Burns and former CEO of CIT Group, Merrill Lynch, and the......

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29
Sep 2017
US does not recognize Kurdistan independence referendum: Tillerson

  The United States “does not recognize” Iraqi Kurds’ “unilateral” referendum on independence and calls on all parties to reject the use of force and engage in dialogue, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday. “The United States does not recognize the Kurdistan Regional Government’s unilateral referendum held on Monday,” he said in a statement. “The vote and the results lack legitimacy and we continue to support a united, federal, democratic and prosperous Iraq.” “The United States asks all parties, including Iraq’s neighbors, to reject......

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25
Sep 2017
Buhari congratulates Germany’s Merkel on election victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined other world leaders to congratulate the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, on her election victory. Buhari felicitated with Merkel in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesinain, in Abuja on Monday. He also congratulated Merkel’s party for offering quality leadership to the European nation since the past 2 years, describing the victory as another opportunity to sustain the legacy of good work. The president recalled his interactions with Merkel over the years, especially at the......

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24
Sep 2017
US warplanes fly off North Korea coast in new show of force

US bombers and fighter escorts flew off the coast of North Korea Saturday in a show of force against its nuclear weapons program, escalating already sky-high tensions. The hermit state’s foreign minister meanwhile derided Donald Trump as “mentally deranged” at the United Nations, while the US president fired back on Twitter with fresh threats. The latest exchange of bellicose rhetoric comes as international alarm mounts over Pyongyang’s weapons ambitions — including a suggestion this week that the country is considering detonating an H-bomb over the......

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21
Sep 2017
Hurricane Maria left over 15 dead in Dominica

A tree blocks a street in Guaynabo in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 21, 2017. Puerto Rico braced for potentially calamitous flash flooding on Thursday after being pummeled by Hurricane Maria which devastated the island and knocked out the entire electricity grid. The hurricane, which Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello called “the most devastating storm in a century,” had battered the island of 3.4 million people after roaring ashore early Wednesday with deadly winds and heavy rain. Hurricane Maria has left more than 15......

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21
Sep 2017
World’s richest woman Liliane Bettencourt dies aged 94

This file photo taken on October 18, 2010 shows France’s richest woman, L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt being greeted prior to an award ceremony of the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation, on October 18, 2010 at the Quai Branly museum in Paris. L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, the world’s richest woman, has died at the age of 94, her family said on September 21, 2017. “Liliane Bettencourt died last night at home,” her daughter said in a statement. L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, the world’s richest woman whose old age......

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21
Sep 2017
Trump sets new sanctions on North Korea

President Donald Trump announced a new set of sanctions on North Korea Thursday and praised China for taking action to limit financial transactions with the isolated communist nation. The effort to project forward momentum in his bid to isolate Pyongyang came at the end of Trump’s four-day visit to the United Nations General Assembly, where the crisis has taken prominence in rapid-pace meetings with more than a dozen world leaders. Trump indicated ahead of talks with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts that China’s leader......

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21
Sep 2017
North Korea: Trump's UN speech amounted to 'the sound of a dog barking'

North Korea’s foreign minister has delivered a scornful response to US President Donald Trump’s threat to destroy the hermit kingdom, likening it to the sound of “a dog barking.” Ri Yong Ho, who is in the US for the United Nations General Assembly, said he “felt sorry” for the President’s advisers after a fiery speech to the UN on Tuesday. In his debut address to world leaders, Trump vowed to “totally destroy” North Korea if the US was forced to defend its allies. Referring North......

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20
Sep 2017
Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace for Hurricane Maria

A house sits surrounded by palm trees as Hurricane Maria approaches the island in Loiza, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2017. Maria headed towards the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after battering the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, with the US National Hurricane Center warning of a “potentially catastrophic” impact. Hurricane Maria closed in on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Wednesday as forecasters warned of a “potentially catastrophic” storm that has already killed at least two people in the Caribbean. The US......

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19
Sep 2017
Trump, Xi agree on ‘maximizing pressure’ on North Korea

This combination of file photos created on September 18, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking about Hurricane Irma upon in Washington, DC on September 10, 2017 and a photo taken on September 13, 2017 showing Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People during a welcome ceremony for Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah (not seen) in Beijing. US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping committed to “maximizing pressure on North Korea”, the White House......

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19
Sep 2017
New York man fatally shoots mother of his newborn dead

A New York man shot and killed the mother of his newborn son at their Queens apartment on Sunday. Robert Rodriguez, 30 is said to have been involved in a fight with his girlfriend Luz Cuza 34. According to Police, the hot-tempered boyfriend shot Cuza in the head outside her home on 147th St. near 133rd Ave. in Jamaica at about 2 a.m. She was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where doctors tried in vain to save her. After the shooting, Robert fled the scene but......

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17
Sep 2017
The world will end on September 23, Christian numerologists claim

A Christian numerologist claims that the world will end next Saturday, September 23rd, when a planet will, supposedly, collide with Earth. According to David Meade, verses in Luke 21:25 to 26 are the sign that recent events, such as the recent solar eclipse and Hurricane Harvey, are signs of the apocalypse. The verses read: “25: There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will......

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17
Sep 2017
Britain’s May says Trump visit still on despite terror tweets

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip attend a service marking the 77th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at Westminster Abbey in central London on September 17, 2017. British Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted a long-awaited state visit by Donald Trump will go ahead as planned despite a diplomatic spat triggered by the US president’s comments after a terror attack in London. Speaking to ABC News from Downing Street in an interview that aired Sunday, she added that London was in......

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17
Sep 2017
UN Security Council to meet on enforcing North Korea sanctions

Members of the UN Security Council vote at a UN Security Council meeting over North Korea’s new sanctions on September 11, 2017 at the UN Headquarters in New York. The UN Security Council will on Thursday hold a ministerial-level meeting on the threat from the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction that will focus on enforcing sanctions on North Korea, diplomats said. The United States called the meeting that will be held during the annual General Assembly gathering of world leaders at the United Nations.......

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15
Sep 2017

Britain’s Prince George (C) accompanied by Britain’s Prince William (L), Duke of Cambridge arrives for his first day of school at Thomas’s school where he is met by Helen Haslem (R) head of the lower school in southwest London on September 7, 2017. A British woman who sparked a security alert after breaking into four-year-old Prince George’s new school in London is a “superfan” obsessed with the royal family, The Sun reported on Friday. The 40-year-old woman, named by the newspaper as Louise Chantry, an......

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15
Sep 2017
Trump plans to visit China, Japan, South Korea in November

US President Donald Trump waves as he walks towards the White House in Washington, DC, on August 14, 2017. US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced he intends to visit China, Japan and South Korea later this year, a blockbuster maiden presidential visit to Asia. Trump said aboard Air Force One that a US delegation would likely make the trip in November, adding that he will “possibly” go to the APEC summit in Vietnam at the same time. The announcement sets the stage for a......

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14
Sep 2017
Vietnam braces for ‘strongest storm in a decade’

Vietnam on Thursday ordered tens of thousands of people to evacuate its central coastal area Fishermen tie up their fishing boat anchored at a fishing port in the central province of Thua Thien Hue on September 14, 2017 as typhoon Doksuri is approaching the country’s central coast. Vietnam is preparing all necessary measure as it braces for typhoon Doksuri, whcih is forecast to hit the Southeast Asian country on September 15. as Typhoon Doksuri closed in, with officials predicting the storm could be the most......

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14
Sep 2017
Trump to visit hurricane-hit Florida as agents probe nursing home deaths

Police control access at a check point in Florida City into the Florida Keys on Tuesday, September 13, 2017 in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Florida residents who evacuated ahead of Huricane Irma were facing lengthy traffic jams , as they returned to check out their homes after days in shelters or with friends or family. President Donald Trump is to visit storm-ravaged Florida on Thursday as authorities investigate the deaths of eight residents of a nursing home that lost power when Hurricane Irma whipped......

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13
Sep 2017
Trump says North Korea sanctions just the beginning

US President Donald Trump greets Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak outside of the West Wing of the White House on September 12, 2017, in Washington, DC. US President Donald Trump on Tuesday described the latest batch of UN-backed sanctions against North Korea as a “very small step” that must lead to tougher measures. Sustaining a tough tone in the face of North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons tests, Trump indicated that he would continue to press for sanctions designed to make the regime recalculate its......

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