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Author: 0 Oriental Land mulls plan to expand Disney parks

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea already among the most successful Disney parks worldwide, and the addition of a third gate - with new characters and large-scale attractions - could bring even more tourism to the overseas location. For the expansion, Oriental Land plans to utilize the site now used for parking. Overseas visitors made up just 1.3 percent of customers in 2011, but that jumped to 8.5 percent, more than 2.5 million visitors, previous year as Japan experienced an inbound ...

Worldwide Q2 Weather: Showers possible, wind likely, and temperatures consistent
Author: 0 Q2 Weather: Showers possible, wind likely, and temperatures consistent

Clouds and patchy drizzle will stick around through Wednesday night until a cold front can clear out the moisture Thursday morning. This is a few showers that could pop up a couple days ahead of another cold front. Today: Behind a cold front yesterday, temperatures today are going to be cooler for most areas. Some sunshine returns Thursday afternoon. Even though temperatures are a long way from Tuesday's near-record finish, we're still above normal for this time of year, and we'll ...

Worldwide Ready to pay political price for fighting corruption: Modi
Author: 0 Ready to pay political price for fighting corruption: Modi

He said demonetisation and GST have scared corrupt people and these measures have brought black money into the economy. On GST, Modi said it fixed the weaknesses within the system and ushered in an era of transparency. "Today, Indians living overseas proudly hold their heads high. It's my endeavour to end that fight, change that permanently, irreversibly", said Modi.

Worldwide Chinese premier arrives in Sochi for SCO meeting
Author: 0 Chinese premier arrives in Sochi for SCO meeting

Last week, Raveesh Kumar had said Swaraj will have bilateral meetings with several leaders on the sidelines of the summit. During the meeting, the Chinese premier will sign documents on cooperation with other leaders of SCO members. Sri Lanka, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia and Nepal are dialogue partners. The SCO's objectives include building mutual trust, equality, respect for cultural diversity and good-neighbourly relations.

Worldwide Wait! Things to be revealed in a day or two: Nawaz Sharif
Author: 0 Wait! Things to be revealed in a day or two: Nawaz Sharif

He said that he would continue the struggle for democracy with his workers and other political parties. Reiterating his stance over Supreme Court's July 28 verdict in the Panama Papers case, the deposed premier said the decision was contrary to facts and did not get approval from the masses.

Worldwide Lane Kiffin trolls Tennessee, Kim Jong Un in one epic tweet
Author: 0 Lane Kiffin trolls Tennessee, Kim Jong Un in one epic tweet

Kiffin previously took to Twitter to troll fans who have been campaigning for the 42-year-old coach to return to Knoxville. My favorite part is Kiffin's short "Never said I wanted to" response that prompted Ainge to share this. All the talk of Kiffin leaving FAU for Tennessee, some of it stoked by the coach himself, could conceivably create tension in the Owls' locker room, but he maintains that it has not been a problem.

Worldwide Univ. of Minn. grad students rally against GOP tax bill
Author: 0 Univ. of Minn. grad students rally against GOP tax bill

More than two dozen graduate students gathered in the Yard Wednesday to protest a Republican tax proposal that could slash their earnings and cut into the University's endowment. Students are not the only ones upset over the House tax bill. The other loophole set for repeal under the tax reform plan is the educational assistance deduction.

Worldwide NC teen killed when pickup truck hits log
Author: 0 NC teen killed when pickup truck hits log

The pickup came to a stop about 100 feet past the intersection, a portion of log lodged inside. The crash happened shortly after 7:30 a.m. near Hibriten High School , where the teen was a sophomore, according to WSOC-TV. Hibriten has always had a reputation for being a tight knit family. The school anticipates organizing a memorial fund for the Wesley Oliver family with more information forthcoming.

Worldwide Pakherpora gunfight: Civilian injured in clashes
Author: 0 Pakherpora gunfight: Civilian injured in clashes

Jammu and Kashmir: The operation was launched by the Army, the CRPF and the Jammu and Kashmir Police this morning after receiving inputs of militants hiding in central Kashmir's Budgam. The injured was shifted to the nearby hospital. He said the operation was still underway when reports last came in. Internet has also been snapped in the district as a " precautionary measure ".

Worldwide Orlando is second most 'sinful city' in the USA, says study
Author: 0 Orlando is second most 'sinful city' in the USA, says study

WalletHub used data from 32 metrics, including "excessive drinking", "potential cheaters", "adult entertainment per capita" and "most active Tinder users". Jealousy: Thefts per capita, identity-theft complaints per capita, fraud and other complaints per capita. The ratings factor in various statistics like violent crimes per capita, thefts per capita, share of obese adults , drug overdose deaths, teen birth rate, beauty and tanning salons per capita, and high school dropout rate, according ...

Worldwide Pessimism prevails over fresh round of Syria talks in Geneva
Author: 0 Pessimism prevails over fresh round of Syria talks in Geneva

The absence of the government delegation on the first day of the eighth round of negotiations that started Tuesday provoked rumors about its possible boycott of the talks. Nasr al-Hariri, head of the opposition delegation, will also meet de Mistura. About the possibility of direct talks between the regime and opposition delegations, de Mistura said: "We will be discussing all these issues".

Worldwide Pence: Trump Deciding 'When And How' To Move Embassy To Jerusalem
Author: 0 Pence: Trump Deciding 'When And How' To Move Embassy To Jerusalem

The museum - where the General Assembly vote on the partition of Palestine took place November 29, 1947 - served as the temporary home of the United Nations shortly after its founding, from 1946 to 1950. The next six-month waiver is due to be signed this week. But the law contains a clause that has allowed each president since to issue and renew a six-month waiver on carrying out the move.

Worldwide Kopardi rape and murder case: Three men get death sentence
Author: 0 Kopardi rape and murder case: Three men get death sentence

The girl belonged to the Maratha community and the case took a political twist with protestors clubbing demands for tough action against the rapist-killers with their larger agitation for quota in jobs and education. "I am thankful to the government, police, judiciary and the entire Maratha community for coming together and fighting for my daughter", the girl's mother said.

Worldwide American Airlines pilots given too much Christmas holiday
Author: 0 American Airlines pilots given too much Christmas holiday

Pilots had scheduled flights in early December and some opted to have the holidays off, an American Airlines spokesman told CN BC. The Allied Pilots Association , the union representing the carrier's aviators, informed its members about the glitch, Bloomberg News reported.

Worldwide Here's What Was Left Out of the White House's Christmas Card
Author: 0 Here's What Was Left Out of the White House's Christmas Card

And we're not the only ones who think so. The Daily Beast's Tim Teeman wrote that the White House "has become the most terrifying domestic space in America". Noting that media have ridiculed Trump from everything ranging from her Slovenian accent to her heels, Ingraham pointed to how well-received Obama was during her entire White House tenure.

Worldwide Turkish gold trader begins testifying for U.S. prosecutors
Author: 0 Turkish gold trader begins testifying for U.S. prosecutors

In the spring, prosecutors seemed alarmed after learning that Giuliani and Mukasey would meet with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and top USA officials to try to broker a deal. He said: "We know who staged this play and what its aim is". "Atilla was the scheme's architect", Assistant U.S. Attorney David Denton told jurors during opening statements.

Worldwide AT&T delays Time Warner closing to April 2018
Author: 0 AT&T delays Time Warner closing to April 2018

Importantly, the merger agreement between the two companies expires on April 22. "The Government could effectively run out the clock on this merger without ever having to prove its case". Time Warner and AT&T estimate that the trial will take 10 days, and called a delay beyond February 20 "unwarranted and unfair". The Justice Department filed suit last week to block the $85 billion transaction, arguing that AT&T would use its market power to withhold content or raise the price of channels ...

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