• Turkish forces push into Syria as Kurds fight back

    Turkish forces push into Syria as Kurds fight back

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    Turkish troops on Sunday crossed over the Syrian border into the Afrin region on the second day of Ankara's operation against the Peoples' Protection Units (YPG) Kurdish militia, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. The U.S. also called on Turkey to take precautions to limit civilian casualties and focus on "the central goal" of defeating Daesh. Explosions Seen On Saturday, following loud explosions and huge flames, grey smoke billowing from targets could be seen from the Turkish border ...
  • Jordan says Israel apologises for killing of two…

    Jordan says Israel apologises for killing of two…

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    The Israeli government has at last sent an official memo recently in which it expressed its apology and deep regrets regarding the killings of three Jordanians and that the Israelis who unlawfully and without provocation or justification pulled the trigger against them are brought to justice by a competent court of law.
  • Cuomo says NY will reopen Statue of Liberty despite shutdown

    Cuomo says NY will reopen Statue of Liberty despite shutdown

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    During the last shutdown in 2013, a number of governors used state funds to keep certain parks open, including the Statue of Liberty, which at that time cost $61,600 per day to reopen. Sunday was their first and last opportunity to visit the Statue of Liberty before the end of their visit. The National Park Service announced that both NY sites would be closed Saturday "due to a lapse in appropriations".
  • Deployed US Troops Won't Be Able To Watch NFL Conference Championship Games

    Deployed US Troops Won't Be Able To Watch NFL Conference Championship Games

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    It showed the AFN logo with the words: "Due to the government shutdown , AFN services are not available". With their broadcasts offline, it'll be a lot trickier for any overseas troops or their families to watch the games. In addition to National Football League games, AFN broadcasts other American television and radio programs from a variety of networks for American service members and their families stationed overseas.
  • Body of 21st person killed in Montecito mudslides recovered

    Body of 21st person killed in Montecito mudslides recovered

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    California officials announced the reopening of Highway 101 on Sunday almost two weeks after mudslides killed at least 21 people and destroyed almost 130 homes in Montecito. Highway 101 at Olive Mill Road in Montecito on January 21, 2018, after two weeks of cleanup following deadly mudslides that closed the highway for weeks.
  • CPM dumps Sitaram Yechury draft

    CPM dumps Sitaram Yechury draft

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    Yechury , opposing it, and no one abstaining. According to a report in Livemint, Yechury offered to step down after he learned that his proposal to align with Congress to take on BJP didn't have majority support. The draft resolution, which was adopted on the concluding day of the three-day meeting here, will be released for discussion within the CPI (M) two months before the party congress scheduled in April.
  • Amazon releases finalist cities for second headquarters; Memphis not among top 20

    Amazon releases finalist cities for second headquarters; Memphis not among top 20

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    Cities made splashy attempts to attract the company's attention. The finalists include 20 major US metropolitan areas, whittled down from the 238 proposals that rolled in when Amazon first announced its search in 2017. "Frankly, it's helpful that we've now got it down to one city", Clark told The Canadian Press. Trump, who isn't a big fan of Amazon in the first place, sent tweets this week that took credit for Apple Inc.'s plans to invest heavily in the US and praised Chrysler for ...
  • Irrfan Khan and Vidya Balan win Filmfare Awards

    Irrfan Khan and Vidya Balan win Filmfare Awards

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    Superstar Salman Khan's blockbuster "Tiger Zinda Hai" received the best action award. Pritam also bagged the award for the film's background score. The award for Best Choreography goes to Vijay Ganguly and Ruel Dausan Varindani for Galti Se Mistake - Jagga Jasoos .
  • Saudi Arabia intercepts another ballistic missile

    Saudi Arabia intercepts another ballistic missile

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    In line with demands from opposition parties in Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's administration - seeking to form a coalition government to offset 2017 election losses - will halt all weapon sales to Saudi Arabia and its allies, including United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Sudan, accusing the coalition of waging a "dirty war" in Yemen that has killed thousands of civilians.
  • Snap reportedly laid off two dozen people, mostly on its content team

    Snap reportedly laid off two dozen people, mostly on its content team

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    Snap has issued a threatening memo to employees about the recent uptick in leaks. Snapchat shares are more than 40% since the company's IPO in March 2017. But, we don't know how many people in total at the company are working on the content team, which is responsible for the original media presented in the app's Discover section.
  • Russia Refuses to Join Deal Banning Nuclear Weapons

    Russia Refuses to Join Deal Banning Nuclear Weapons

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    But as the inter-Korean talks have shown this week, it's clearly Kim Jong Un who's steering, although Moon could fairly claim to be riding shotgun. Those priorities, however, have received mixed readings in the United States, owing to the rapid acceleration of weapons tests in 2017.
  • Kabul hotel attack leaves 18 dead, but toll could climb higher

    Kabul hotel attack leaves 18 dead, but toll could climb higher

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    A spokesman said in a statement quoted by AFP that the group had "killed tens of foreign invaders and their puppets". Afghan security forces went on every floor of the six-story hotel in a clearing operation, said Danish. Ukraine officials said Ukranian nationals were among the victims. Image of the scene at the Kabul hotel from the Daily Star. Security alerts sent in recent days to foreigners living in Kabul warned that "extremist groups may be planning an attack against hotels in ...
  • #DeLille Saga: Melissa Whitehead suspended by Cape Town council

    #DeLille Saga: Melissa Whitehead suspended by Cape Town council

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    Know for sun, surfing and tourism, three years of drought and increasing consumption by a growing population, has left the South African bay city of four million people with less than 90 days until the ominous sounding "Day Zero", the colloquial shorthand for when Cape Town's reservoirs and wells are depleted.
  • Trump comments about immigrants valid

    Trump comments about immigrants valid

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    I knew that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen , when she appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, would deny that Trump said what the whole world knows he said: that he wants immigrants from Norway rather than from "s***hole" countries in Africa.
  • Lucknow: Senior, sixth class girl stabs first class boy in school toilet

    Lucknow: Senior, sixth class girl stabs first class boy in school toilet

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    An officer of Lucknow Police said, "We have arrested Rina Manas, principal of the school". The doctors attending to him say he has stab wounds to his head and chest but that he is out of danger. The directives stated that school authorities should not hide any facts but Brightland College did not inform the DIOS and admitted the student to KGMU only when a private hospital refused treatment.
  • Hot Day for Day 5 at the Australian Open

    Hot Day for Day 5 at the Australian Open

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    I feel I can manage my rhythm a little bit better, the way I'm playing, I think throughout all the years, the experience, being out here before on hot days, being in Australia overall. "I feel like I'm making improvements", he said. Third-seed Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the fourth round, beating Andrey Rublev 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in the final match of the day session on Rod Laver Arena.
  • Vail's Vonn crushes Cortina course for 40th career downhill win, 79th overall

    Vail's Vonn crushes Cortina course for 40th career downhill win, 79th overall

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    Vonn holds a record 11 wins in Cortina, and with three races scheduled this weekend, the Italian resort should be the ideal place to ramp up her preparations for next month's Pyeongchang Olympics. Vonn returned to racing this season after another longish absence due to injury. There will be no holding back. "My focus right now is so much on the Olympics that I haven't really thought about it that much this season", Vonn said of Stenmark's record.
  • Turkish military operation in Syria's Afrin has begun - Erdogan

    Turkish military operation in Syria's Afrin has begun - Erdogan

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    The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said Turkish warplanes pounded Syria's Afrin city and several villages around it on Saturday. Video from Turkey this week showed the military moving tanks to the frontier. No details about the calls were immediately available, but the State Department has previously said it's urging against escalation. "The Afrin operation has de-facto been started on the ground", Erdogan said in a televised speech in the city of Kutahya, without specifying further.
  • Malaysia vows to take

    Malaysia vows to take "corrective action" against EU's palm oil ban

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    Demonstrators display placards in protest of European Union plans to ban palm oil biofuels, outside the EU embassy on Tuesday, in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia. Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi will once again convey to her European counterparts Indonesia's stance on the palm oil industry, Nasir emphasized.
  • US More Popular in Israel Under Trump

    US More Popular in Israel Under Trump

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    According to CNN Trumps facts aren't accurate. More voters give Trump a failing grade for his first year as President than think he deserves an "A" or "B", according to the POLITICO/Morning Consult poll . One of the sharpest declines in confidence in United States leadership was in the United Kingdom, where it dropped by 26 percentage points. Those respondents who said they "actively support" legalization - 31 percent - outnumbered the 29 percent of those who said they favor ...
  • North Korea will send 22 athletes to Olympics in South

    North Korea will send 22 athletes to Olympics in South

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    Places for two short-track speed skaters, three cross-country skiers, and three Alpine skiers have been added for the competitions at Pyeongchang. "Our meeting today shows that Olympic sport always builds bridges", IOC President Thomas Bach told reporters before the meeting.
  • Baker Mayfield reveals the place he'd like to play, or vacation

    Baker Mayfield reveals the place he'd like to play, or vacation

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    The Heisman victor, whose Instagram account is verified, commented that he wishes to join the Dolphins. "During a live stream by Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills, Mayfield's verified account commented " #GetMeToMiami ". Baker Mayfield's storied career at Oklahoma ended on a sour note after the team lost 54-48 in the Rose Bowl to the Georgia Bulldogs a little less than three weeks ago.
  • Syrian regime 'to shoot down Turkish planes in our airspace'

    Syrian regime 'to shoot down Turkish planes in our airspace'

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    Prime Minister Binali Yildirim confirmed the air strikes. The Turkish army has over the last two days shelled camps and refuges used by the People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in response to fire from the militia group, which Turkey deems to be a terrorist organisation.
  • North Korea to send 22 athletes to Games

    North Korea to send 22 athletes to Games

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    The Democratic People " s Republic of Korea ( DPRK ) has canceled a planned trip for a group of artists to South Korea to check the stages where the Samjiyon Orchestra should perform as part of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics . "As of today, the original pre-registration pool of 500 athletes has already been reduced by 111 by the panel", the International Olympic Committee said in a statement , following the recommendation of an independent invitation review panel.
  • China sought to water down Vancouver meeting on North Korea

    China sought to water down Vancouver meeting on North Korea

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    Those priorities, however, have received mixed readings in the United States, owing to the rapid acceleration of weapons tests in 2017. In North Korea, Cold War paranoia is all the more real . These weapons will be used only if our society is threatened. "The meeting speaks to the fact that the United States is willing to spark a new war in the Korean Peninsula at any cost although it talks about dialogue", he added.
  • At Least Six People Have Been Killed After Extreme Winds Batter Europe

    At Least Six People Have Been Killed After Extreme Winds Batter Europe

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    In Thuringia, a firefighter was killed by a falling tree. Gusts of almost 90 miles per hour caused the cancellation of hundreds of flights at Amsterdam's bustling Schiphol airport , according to the Associated Press. In Britain, power was knocked out to thousands of homes as wicked winds damaged overhead power lines that supply trains and brought trees crashing onto the tracks.
  • Battersea Power Station to be sold for £1.6bn

    Battersea Power Station to be sold for £1.6bn

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    The proposed deal would make it the UK's biggest ever property transaction, ahead of the £1.28bn sale of the "Walkie Talkie" skyscraper in the City previous year, which was purchased by a Hong Kong firm. The developers said today the sale would guarantee the restoration of the building was completed. "The proposed transaction, once completed, would augur well with our business plans as it will enhance our investment returns and allow SP Setia to capitalise on arising opportunities as a ...
  • Four activists arrested for killing ABVP worker

    Four activists arrested for killing ABVP worker

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    Governor P. Sathasivam has come down heavily on the murder of an ABVP activist in Kannur , saying it "disturbs me.sullies the image of the State". Shyamaprasad ran away and tried seeking shelter in a house nearby after being injured. Thousands of people including leaders of BJP, RSS and ABVP gathered at Kannavam to pay homage to the murdered RSS-ABVP activist as the body was brought there from the Medical College at Pariyaram, Kannur where the autopsy was held.
  • US Senate Votes Against Bill That Could Help Avoid Government Shutdown

    US Senate Votes Against Bill That Could Help Avoid Government Shutdown

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    Partisans on social media moved quickly to assign blame for the impasse, with Democrats referring to it as the #TrumpShutdown and " Republicans " calling it the #SchumerShutdown after U.S. He added: "You have troops headed down range to Kuwait for six months and they are anxious about the fact that they aren't going to get paid right away, it's unconscionable".
  • Trump Says He Wants Immigrants From 'Everywhere'

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    Administration officials and lawmakers spent the holiday weekend debating the precise presidential vulgarity used, and moved to cast last Thursday's White House meeting as a salty affair, with expletives flying in all directions. Stephen Colbert on Tuesday roasted Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen , who earlier in the day told a panel of senators that she did not hear Trump use the word "shithole" to describe African nations during a White House meeting about immigration last ...
  • Turkish war planes launch air strikes against Kurds in Afrin

    Turkish war planes launch air strikes against Kurds in Afrin

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    Turkey considers Kurdish militias such as the People's Protection Units (YPG) terrorist organizations and has long threatened to defy the US and attack them. Ocalan is imprisoned by Turkey for waging a separatist movement in the eastern part of the country. " Russia is not in Syria to solve the Kurdish issue".
  • White House doctor: Trump is medically fit to serve

    White House doctor: Trump is medically fit to serve

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    Dr Jackson said the test - which Trump did "exceedingly well" on - would have shown evidence of Alzheimer's disease or other issues. "I think we're back into the land of CRs", he also told reporters. DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen. When Leahy asked again, Nielsen said, "The conversation was very impassioned".
  • Congressman denies allegation in misconduct claim he settled

    Congressman denies allegation in misconduct claim he settled

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    The New York Times reported that the Pennsylvania representative Patrick Meehan , a 62-year-old married father of three, was accused last year by "a former aide" of making "unwanted romantic overtures". Rep. Blake Farenthold reportedly used more than $80,000 in taxpayer money to reach a settlement with his former communications director in 2015, prompting some lawmakers to call for an end to publicly-funded sexual harassment settlements.
  • Trump's first presidential physical prompts 'girther' conspiracy

    Trump's first presidential physical prompts 'girther' conspiracy

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    The revelations, semi-denials and continuing comments have cast a pall over the White House's legislative agenda, brought the country closer to the brink of a government shutdown and sparked worldwide outrage. "He's a street fighter", Graham said. Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday. "Me being up here right now, I think I need a drink of water", he said. The Department of Homeland Security last week announced it would end protections more than 200,000 Salvadorans, and later in the week, ...
  • Germany weighs new sanctions against Iran

    Germany weighs new sanctions against Iran

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    Germany is lobbying among European allies to agree new sanctions against Iran in an attempt to prevent US President Donald Trump from terminating an worldwide deal curbing Tehran's nuclear program, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday.
  • Pakistan raises Jadhav's case in United Nations debate on Afghanistan

    Pakistan raises Jadhav's case in United Nations debate on Afghanistan

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    On January 3, Lodhi had set the record straight after Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations , made incendiary remarks against Pakistan. Ambassador Lodhi also hit back at Indian Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin's allegation about Pakistani mindset of promoting cross-border terrorism , saying, "Those who talk of changing mindsets need to look within, at their own record of subversion against my country as our capture of an Indian spy ( Kulbhushan Jadhav ) has proven beyond doubt".