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Thai court gives Japanese man custody of 13 surrogate children

Thai court gives Japanese man custody of 13 surrogate children

His Bangkok apartment was raided and the police found nine surrogate babies, nannies and a pregnant surrogate mother. Shigeta was identified as the father. Japan Times reported in 2014 that after his case made headlines, a group of prominent lawyers sent letters warning Japan's mainstream media not to report Shigeta or the names of his family members.


Abbas to seek wider peace process in rare United Nations speech

Abbas to seek wider peace process in rare United Nations speech

Abbas also pledged to "intensify" his efforts to obtain full member state status at the United Nations, where the Palestinians are now considered a non-member observer state. They are furious at U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December and cut to U.S. funding for the United Nations agency that helps Palestinian refugees (UNRWA).


Islamic State kills 27 Iraqi security personnel in Kirkuk

Islamic State kills 27 Iraqi security personnel in Kirkuk

Thousands of foreigners have been fighting on behalf of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The women, aged between 20 and 50, were all arrested in Mosul or Tal Afar, where their husbands were killed as Iraqi forces recaptured the northern cities from ISIL a year ago.


Mueller eyes Kushner contacts

Mueller eyes Kushner contacts

Citing people familiar with the probe, CNN said Mueller's investigators have recently been asking questions about Kushner's conversations to shore up financing for 666 Fifth Avenue, a Kushner Companies-backed New York City office building suffering from financial troubles.


Winter weather advisory and flood watch issued for Dane County

Winter weather advisory and flood watch issued for Dane County

Low lying and poor drainage areas prone to flooding will be most susceptible. It cools off on Thursday, with highs in the mid-30s, partly sunny skies, and a 30 percent chance of snow. According to a spokesperson from the National Weather Service this is 2.5 feet above the starting flood stage level. As Mike Spiel's forecast shows, the Flood Watch for our area continues now until 6 p.m.