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The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Union government to respond to a plea by a group of Rohingya Muslims that security forces were blocking their entry into the country from Myanmar . He can not be blindly pushed back. During the brief hearing, lawyer Prashant Bhushan, appearing for Mohammad Salimullah and Mohammad Shaqir, alleged that the BSF was pushing back hapless refugees through "inhumane and degrading treatment" and in clear violation of "the non refoulement principle of ...
  • Kenya's opposition swears in Raila Odinga as 'people's president'

    Kenya's opposition swears in Raila Odinga as 'people's president'

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    The opposition had rejected to recognize Uhuru Kenyatta as president of Kenya after he was declared victor of the October 26 repeat election. The parliamentary wing of the opposition National Resistance Movement has previously called on its supporters to boycott services and products from companies it claims is supporting Kenyatta's ruling Jubilee party.
  • Trump Signs Order To Keep Guantanamo Bay Open

    Trump Signs Order To Keep Guantanamo Bay Open

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    In his speech, Trump said that the United States "foolishly" released hundreds of terrorists, including the leader of Daesh terrorist group. "For eight years, I actively fought the Obama administration's threat to close Guantanamo Bay and move those enemy combatants to a site on the US mainland, in particular Ft".
  • AU, China enjoy strong partnership: AU official

    AU, China enjoy strong partnership: AU official

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    China denied claims that it spied on the African Union headquarters which it described as "absurd" and "preposterous". Security teams were also brought from Algeria to sweep the entire building for potential bugs aimed at eavesdropping. "I don't believe it", he said. "I don't think spying is the speciality of the Chinese". He said apart from Nigerian entrepreneurs, the African Development Bank , the Islamic Development Bank and the Chinese Exim Bank as well as countries like ...
  • USA prosecutors drop corruption case against Sen. Menendez

    USA prosecutors drop corruption case against Sen. Menendez

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    Earlier this month federal prosecutors claimed they meant to re-try Menendez "at the earliest possible date". "I am thankful that God has answered my prayers". Justice officials also Wednesday cited limitations placed by the judge on the evidence that would be admissible at a retrial. The development that seems to have unraveled the case was a federal judge's dismissal of seven of the 18 counts against the senator and his co-defendant, ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen , who was accused of ...
  • Fitness app's published data reveals the locations of secret military bases

    Fitness app's published data reveals the locations of secret military bases

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    The result is a pretty-looking image of people working out, but one analyst points out that the map makes it very easy for someone to figure out the locations of military bases and the routines of their personnel. The details were released by Strava in a data visualization heat map that tracks and shows all the activity of its users. But that's not why we're interested; on the local level, the map provides some insight into the running and cycling habits of New Yorkers, and where you're ...
  • Trump favors Russia memo release, likely to come soon

    Trump favors Russia memo release, likely to come soon

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    Before the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee voted to make the document public on Monday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told Kelly the four-page memo could jeopardize classified information and urged President Donald Trump to reconsider his support for making it public, the Post said , citing the people.
  • US Navy video shows Russian jet's close encounter with US surveillance plane

    US Navy video shows Russian jet's close encounter with US surveillance plane

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    Navy Capt. Bill Ellis, commander of Task Force 67, said in a statement Wednesday. The Russian defence ministry justified the actions of the SU-27 by claiming it flew "strictly in accordance with global rules". "For the Russian fighter aircraft to fly this close to the U.S. Navy aircraft, especially for extended periods of time, is unsafe". The close encounter, which the U.S.
  • 'Super Blue Blood Moon' Visible In India, Millions Watch Across The World

    'Super Blue Blood Moon' Visible In India, Millions Watch Across The World

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    The moon was closer to the Earth than normal, making it appear bigger, as in a "super moon". During the lunar eclipse , the moon took on a red tint - hence, the blood moon. The phenomenon wasn't just an excuse to get out the camera. There was also a total lunar eclipse, although it was best visible in Asia, New Zealand and Australia.
  • Saudi Arabia closes Ritz detention centre but 56 remain in custody elsewhere

    Saudi Arabia closes Ritz detention centre but 56 remain in custody elsewhere

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    The total number of subpoenaed individuals has reached 381, with 65 remaining in custody as the so-called corruption probe nears its end. Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal , one of the kingdom's top global businessmen, was released from detention on Saturday, more than two months after he was taken into custody in a sweeping crackdown on corruption.
  • Rep. Hollingsworth Says Nunes' FBI Memo Should Be Released

    Rep. Hollingsworth Says Nunes' FBI Memo Should Be Released

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    Republicans have said the memo shows the improper use of surveillance by the FBI and the Justice Department in the Russian Federation investigation. I see a chief of staff eager to carry out the president's assault on the Justice Department. "I think Rod J. Rosenstein's doing a fine job, I have no reason to see why he should do that", Ryan said, noting that Rosenstein "came in after this last election".
  • Acevedo: FBI shooting victim grabbed agent's rifle

    Acevedo: FBI shooting victim grabbed agent's rifle

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    The room was dark and the agents breaching the window didn't use any lights because they didn't want to blind the entry team coming in through the front of the home, Acevedo said. Attorney's Office. Three people have been charged in connection with Valladares' kidnapping: Nicholas Chase Cunningham, 42; Sophia Perez Heath, 35; and Jimmy Tony Sanchez, 38.
  • FEMA to end hurricane-related food, water aid for Puerto Rico

    FEMA to end hurricane-related food, water aid for Puerto Rico

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    In addition to ending new shipments to the island, the agency said it would turn the food and water that remained over to the Puerto Rican government, which would distribute them until stocks ran out. Speaking directly after Trump's State of the Union address, which she attended as a guest of New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand , Cruz said "there is need still" on the island.
  • Hawkesbury seaplane: 'no damage' found before crash

    Hawkesbury seaplane: 'no damage' found before crash

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    The DHC-2 Beaver, piloted by Canadian Gareth Morgan, slammed into Jerusalem Bay on the Hawkesbury River with high-profile United Kingdom businessman Richard Cousins and his family on board on December 31, killing all five passengers and the pilot.
  • 'The State Of Our Union Is Strong Because Our People Are Strong'

    'The State Of Our Union Is Strong Because Our People Are Strong'

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    In the hours before the speech, CNN and other news outlets were reporting that Trump may refuse to give Mueller an interview about alleged campaign collusion with Russian Federation and obstruction of justice, that he might actually fire Mueller, and that the president is about to release a slanted, classified memo aimed at tarnishing the Federal Bureau of Investigation and taking down Mueller's probe.
  • LSU Professor gives analysis on Trump's speech

    LSU Professor gives analysis on Trump's speech

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    The ad comes a day after President Trump made his first public case for a White House immigration proposal that offers a 12-year path to citizenship for up to 1.8 million dreamers , while also asking for $25 billion for a border wall and sharp cuts to legal immigration programs.
  • Trump '100 percent' OK with releasing memo White House wants reviewed

    Trump '100 percent' OK with releasing memo White House wants reviewed

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    He also said the committee is investigating the FBI and Justice Department, though a Republican disputed that characterization, saying that the panel is conducting oversight of those agencies. Rosenstein's urgent push to head off the disclosure of the classified memo came after Kelly privately relayed to Sessions last week that Trump wants to see the document come out, as The Washington Post reported Saturday.
  • Japanese App Provider Line Corp to Launch Cryptocurrency Services

    Japanese App Provider Line Corp to Launch Cryptocurrency Services

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    Line said in a statement on Wednesday that it has applied to Japan's financial regulator to operate an exchange, with the application under review. It said that its application is now under review. It has also drawn into focus Japan's approach to regulating cryptocurrency exchanges. After initially struggling to maintain investor enthusiasm, strong sales of advertising space on its messaging app have seen its stock gain nearly 60 percent from its IPO price.
  • Kenya Shuts Down TV Channels to Prevent Covering Ceremony

    Kenya Shuts Down TV Channels to Prevent Covering Ceremony

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    Kenyan authorities shut down television and radio stations on Tuesday as supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga watched him take a symbolic presidential oath on the Bible in a Nairobi park in a direct challenge to President Uhuru Kenyatta .
  • 7 standout lines from Trump's 2018 State of the Union speech

    7 standout lines from Trump's 2018 State of the Union speech

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    Trump lauded recent protests occurring in Iran against "a corrupt dictatorship", adding that "America stands with the people of Iran in their courageous struggle for freedom". The president announced he was directing the defence department to keep open the controversial prison camp at Guantanamo Bay . Turning to foreign policy late in the speech, Trump denounced the "depraved character" of North Korea's leadership and said Pyongyang's " reckless pursuit of nuclear missiles could very ...
  • Pelicans, Bulls can't complete Nikola Mirotic deal over team option

    Pelicans, Bulls can't complete Nikola Mirotic deal over team option

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    Several outlets reported earlier in the day that the Bulls would be sending the 6-foot-10 Mirotic to the Pelicans for center Omer Asik and a future first-round pick. Asik, who played for the Bulls in his first two National Basketball Association seasons, is averaging just 1.3 points and 2.5 rebounds per game with the Pelicans this season, but his presence could allow the Bulls the flexibility to trade Robin Lopez before the National Basketball Association trade deadline if they choose to do ...
  • Republicans vote to release classified memo on Russia probe

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    McCabe had been heavily criticized by Trump and many Republicans because his wife received funds from a super PAC believed to be connected to Hillary Clinton during an unsuccessful 2015 Virginia State Senate bid. President Trump has until Saturday to make a decision about releasing it. When will it be released? House Speaker Paul Ryan is now calling for the release of documents detailing Federal Bureau of Investigation surveillance abuses, a move he says will provide the ...
  • COLOMBIA: ELN Insists On Resuming Government Talks Before Halting Attacks

    COLOMBIA: ELN Insists On Resuming Government Talks Before Halting Attacks

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    The government and ELN have been in negotiations for almost a year but a suspension was said to be close after the attacks by the group throughout the month. In a joint statement , the United Nations Verification Mission and Colombia's Episcopal Conference said the government and the ELN "share the need for a more robust ceasefire agreement that generates greater trust between the parties and in Colombian society".
  • Third scorpene class Submarine 'Karanj' launched

    Third scorpene class Submarine 'Karanj' launched

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    The inaugural event welcomed Sunil Lanba, the Naval Chief Admiral as the chief guest. Khanderi Submarine, the 2 Scorpene , was also launched early past year and is presently under sea trials. Even if all the delays are smoothed out, the Navy worries, the project has already been pushed back two years and this has not gone unnoticed at the highest of levels, said News 18.
  • Cops Catch Cars Packed With 4000 Kilos Of Stolen Oranges

    Cops Catch Cars Packed With 4000 Kilos Of Stolen Oranges

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    The oranges were found when police in Seville became suspicious and searched the vehicles following a short chase. Pictures shared by the Seville Police show oranges tumbling out of cars that were filled with 4 tonnes of fruit. They did, though, find a few oranges on the ground during their shift, saving themselves a few pennies on a midnight snack. All five people at the scene were arrested after police learned a warehouse in Carmona had reported a theft of oranges.