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S&P, Dow, and Nasdaq futures, at the time of writing, are down more than 4% . Shares are tumbling in Asia after a wild day for US markets that resulted in the biggest drop in the Dow Jones industrial average in six and a half years. Energy companies, banks, and industrial firms are taking some of the worst losses. Bond prices jumped after a steep decline on Friday. 'The sell-off in the last few days is likely to reverse the trend, and potentially accelerate it further, particularly ...
  • Assange loses bid to quash arrest warrant

    Assange loses bid to quash arrest warrant

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    A British court on Tuesday rejected a legal attempt by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to have a warrant for his arrest quashed. Swedish prosecutors were investigating allegations of sexual assault and rape made by two women in 2010. Assange has said he feared Sweden would hand him over to the United States to face prosecution over WikiLeaks' publication of a large trove of classified military and diplomatic documents - one of the largest information leaks in USA history.
  • Blumenthal, Murphy Pan Release Of

    Blumenthal, Murphy Pan Release Of "Nunes Memo"

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    Gowdy, however, said Sunday the memo he helped author hardly vindicated the president in Mueller's probe and the other strands of the investigation. Denying a political motive, Republican committee members defended the release of the GOP memo as appropriate. There are now multiple investigations looking into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 election, including a probe by the House Intelligence Committee, on which Nunes serves as ...
  • CNN Finds Sensitive DHS Files in the Back Seat of an Airplane

    CNN Finds Sensitive DHS Files in the Back Seat of an Airplane

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    The flyer, who happened to be a rather lucky CNN reporter, had stumbled across top-secret USA government documents that were marked " for official use only " and "important for homeland security ". CNN was not able to verify who left the documents on the plane. "It is obviously significant that these were left behind", said Juliette Kayyem, former assistant secretary for the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Turkish soldier martyred in Idlib de-escalation zone

    Turkish soldier martyred in Idlib de-escalation zone

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    He described the recent air raids as "extremely troubling", adding the attacks make "a mockery of the so-called "de-escalation zones" . Two Turkish soldiers were killed in mortar attacks in Syria's Afrin district and Idlib province, according to a military statement on February 5.
  • DWTS members 'fine' after being involved in 50-car pile-up in Iowa

    DWTS members 'fine' after being involved in 50-car pile-up in Iowa

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    It is believed the tour bus was part of a pileup of more than 70 vehicles on the I-35 southbound. Cast and crew of " Dancing with the Stars: Live! ". Just hours before the horror smash, actor Frankie Muniz , who starred in Malcolm in the Middle, took to social media to describe the risky weather conditions as he travelled on the show's tour bus.
  • Did you get a tsunami warning? Don't panic, it's just a test

    Did you get a tsunami warning? Don't panic, it's just a test

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    He said the notification read as an actual warning, and did not indicate that it was a test unless it was opened. But some users received what appeared to be an actual tsunami warning on their devices. Once the alert is clicked on, a message pops up saying that the alert is for test purposes only. Eastern on Tuesday morning, and it is trying to figure out how it went out as a warning.
  • Ex-Google and Facebook staff warn of social media dangers

    Ex-Google and Facebook staff warn of social media dangers

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    In extra to cash raised by the Center for Humane Technology , Common Sense is setting up $7 million in financing for the battle. Common Sense also has $50 million in media and airtime from partners including the Comcast and DirecTV, notes The New York Times .
  • Abdeslam says won't return to Brussels trial on Thursday:court

    Abdeslam says won't return to Brussels trial on Thursday:court

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    He has point-blank refused to speak to investigators since his arrest in Brussels March 2016, three days after the gunbattle in the Forest district of the city for which he is on trial. The 28-year-old defied Belgian judges on the first day of his trial yesterday and said he put his " trust in Allah ". He was also accused of possessing illegal weapons and the attempted murder of police officers in a terrorist context on March 15, 2016, during a police shootout three days before his capture.
  • U.S. troops in Iraq to shift mission as ISIS threat changes

    U.S. troops in Iraq to shift mission as ISIS threat changes

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    Western contractors at a USA -led coalition base in Iraq were the first to tell the AP on Monday that American troops had started to drawdown from the country. However, the Pentagon insists no drawdown is taking place . "Great power competition, not terrorism, is now the primary focus of US national security", Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said last month in outlining the strategy.
  • Kenyan opposition politician charged over mock inauguration

    Kenyan opposition politician charged over mock inauguration

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    The media shutdown prompted vocal criticism from the United Nations, U.S. and former colonial ruler Britain. The NTV and KTN channels were both accessible on Monday, but two others - Citizen TV and Inooro TV - remained blocked, Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper reported on Monday.
  • State Police warn of child porn video

    State Police warn of child porn video

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    He has active warrants from Detroit, Michigan and multiple pending charges in Alabama . The sheriff's department is telling people not to share the video under any circumstances, saying it could be considered distribution of child porn, which is a felony.
  • Pence: US will boost missile defense against North

    Pence: US will boost missile defense against North

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    Skeptics say that the North is trying to use the Olympics to weaken USA -led sanctions and pressure and buy more time to advance its nuclear weapons and missiles program. North Korea will be participating in five events at the Pyeongchang games, fielding two figure skaters , two speed skaters, three cross-country skiers, three alpine skiers as well as 12 hockey players on a joint North and South Korean women's team.
  • Maldives president says judges plotted to overthrow him

    Maldives president says judges plotted to overthrow him

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    The escalating crisis has also led several countries including the United States and China to advise their citizens against travelling to the Maldives , which relies heavily on tourism. What has the reaction been? He has, in the recent past, supported the opposition against President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom. Nasheed, the Maldives first democratically elected leader, recently told the BBC that he plans to return from exile to contest elections.
  • Federal Government Shuts Down Amid Partisan Disputes Over Immigration

    Federal Government Shuts Down Amid Partisan Disputes Over Immigration

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    Government funding runs out at midnight on February 8, and Republicans do not, at the moment, have the votes to muscle through yet another continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government open. Trump said all Democrats do is resist, taking a jab at the "resist" movement opposing him. "There's a chance", Texas Republican Sen. In a conference call with reporters, Coons said tackling a wider bill has "gotten more politically complicated" because of Trump's "unconstructive ...
  • Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation in EU

    Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation in EU

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    FGM, also referred to as female circumcision or female genital cutting, is a harmful practice. Lastly, the Ministry will collaborate with the law enforcement agencies and our development partners through a series of targeted stakeholder consultations to ending FGM once and for all in Ghana.
  • United Kingdom hacker Love wins appeal against extradition to US

    United Kingdom hacker Love wins appeal against extradition to US

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    The judge urges the Crown Prosecution Service [official website] to work with USA authorities to effectively prosecute the case in England. Instead Lord Chief Justice Lord Burnett and Justice Ouseley permitted his appeal against his extradition, stating it would "not be oppressive" to "prosecute Love in England for the offences".
  • 'Walls Work': White House Rejects McCain-Coons Immigration Proposal

    'Walls Work': White House Rejects McCain-Coons Immigration Proposal

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    The new legislation reportedly grants citizenship to those protected under former President Barack Obama's recently rescinded DACA policy -estimated to be anywhere between 700,000 and 1.8 million people- but neglects addressing the President's key immigration issues such as "chain migration" or the "Visa lottery".
  • Powerball victor fighting in court to remain anonymous

    Powerball victor fighting in court to remain anonymous

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    Her attorney revealed more about the woman winning the ticket. State lottery officials say they will proceed in accordance with state law, which says a lottery winner's name, town and prize amount are public information. The winning numbers triple-checked and the United States lottery ticket signed, a New Hampshire woman knew her life was about to change in a very positive way - except for one petrifying thing.
  • Wizards meet Pacers for first time

    Wizards meet Pacers for first time

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    He went six of ten from long range and scored 25 points in a 111-98 win at in in the most recent meeting last season, lifting his career scoring average to 9.5 points in 11 games. Such a move evens out the Pacers' starters and reserves, keeping Joseph and Stephenson in the roles that they have thrived in this season. Only a half-game separates the three teams.
  • Modi To Visit Palestine, A First By Any Indian Prime Minister

    Modi To Visit Palestine, A First By Any Indian Prime Minister

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    Modi will be the first Indian Prime Minister to visit and pay tributes at the memorial of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat . Mridul Kumar, Joint Secretary (Gulf), said Modi will hold talks with the Crown Prince on February 10 following which several agreements will be signed.
  • Syrian rebels take down Russian plane, kill pilot

    Syrian rebels take down Russian plane, kill pilot

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    The successful downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian militants is considered to be quite rare. It said: "The pilot died in a fight with terrorists". CNN could not independently verify these claims or videos. THE US and Russian Federation clashed at the United Nations Security Council yesterday over a push by Washington to condemn reported chlorine gas attacks in Syria that have left many injured in recent days, including children.
  • House committee votes to release Democrats' Russia memo

    House committee votes to release Democrats' Russia memo

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    President Trump again attacked the Russian Federation investigation on Monday, this time targeting the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee: Rep. The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr , R-N.C., said a year ago that for the purposes of his investigation, the question of whether the Trump campaign conspired with the Russians who attacked the 2016 election remains "open ".
  • Comparing a person selling pakoda's with a beggar is shameful : Shah

    Comparing a person selling pakoda's with a beggar is shameful : Shah

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    Senior Congress leader and former finance minister Chidambaram had tweeted: "Even selling pakodas is a "job", said PM". In an interview to a news channel in January, PM Modi, talking about employment in the country, had said that even an individual selling pakodas at a road-side stall outside the channel's studio earns Rs 200 a day and is "employed".
  • 1 officer killed, 3 injured during shooting in Colorado Springs

    1 officer killed, 3 injured during shooting in Colorado Springs

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    Flick, who was called an "outstanding member" of the department, is the third sheriff's deputy shot and killed in the line of duty in the state of Colorado since December 31. Douglas County deputy Zack Parrish was shot and killed on December 31, 2017 by a suspect who later died. Condolences are pouring in from police and law enforcement offices across the state via Twitter.
  • US, Russia Face Deadline for Nuclear Arsenal Reduction

    US, Russia Face Deadline for Nuclear Arsenal Reduction

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    Bush administration. The United States announced Monday that it has met the nuclear limits under the Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (New START) Treaty, a strategic arms reduction pact with Moscow, asking Russian Federation to adhere to its commitments.
  • Siddaramaiah says PM made baseless and irresponsible statement

    Siddaramaiah says PM made baseless and irresponsible statement

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    Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "find time" to resolve the inter-state Mhadei river water row with neighbouring Goa. As per 14th Finance Commission, in last three years, we were supposed to get Rs 95,200 crore, whereas we got Rs 84,500 crore, so they have to give Rs 10,000 crores.
  • China urges Pakistan to solve Chinese citizen's killing

    China urges Pakistan to solve Chinese citizen's killing

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    A 46-year-old Chinese national , Chen Zhu, was killed while another citizen was injured among two people on Monday in a target killing incident reported in Defence Housing Authority (DHA). Islamic State's abduction and killing last June of two Chinese nationals in the southwestern province of Baluchistan highlighted the security risks that have put off many foreign companies.
  • Khaps can't tell adults whom to marry

    Khaps can't tell adults whom to marry

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    The Supreme Court was hearing a petition which was filed a non-profit Shakti Vahini, which has asked for a ban on such crimes and on " khap panchayats ". A counsel appearing for the khaps said the panchayats promote inter-caste and inter-religious marriages. "Who has appointed you as guardians of society or its conscience keeper? Who are you to interfere?" Social activist Madhu Kishwar intervened and told the court that brutal killing of couples in inter-caste or inter-faith ...
  • UP: Police rescue kidnapped child, captors caught

    UP: Police rescue kidnapped child, captors caught

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    The case was transferred to the Crime Branch from the local police by the Commissioner after they failed to rescue the child. The injured accused has been admitted to GTB hospital in Delhi. One kidnapper was shot dead in the shoot-out, which lasted for almost 30 minutes, while the other two sustained injuries. The child has been has been sent to his parents.
  • In blow to GOP, Supreme Court won't hear Pennsylvania gerrymandering case

    In blow to GOP, Supreme Court won't hear Pennsylvania gerrymandering case

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    Two members of PA's state legislature-its Speaker of the House and president pro tempore of the Senate-quickly asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene and stay the ruling . They relied on a closely divided 2015 decision from the US Supreme Court allowing an independent redistricting commission in Arizona rather than its Legislature to draw congressional districts.
  • Policeman Killed, Pakistani Terrorist Escapes

    Policeman Killed, Pakistani Terrorist Escapes

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    Deputy inspector general police Ghulam Hassan Bhat told Outlook that a search and cordon has been launched around the area. Naveed, who was arrested in 2014, was involved in several terror attacks in Kashmir, including one in which a teacher on election duty was killed.
  • Surviving suspect in Paris attacks on trial in Belgium

    Surviving suspect in Paris attacks on trial in Belgium

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    Ayari was questioned by the presiding judge ahead of Abdeslam and replied to the questions. "I came", said Abdeslam, who stayed seated for the hearing, flanked by police in balaclavas. Salah Abdeslam refuses to answer questions or cooperate with the court in Brussels, where he and another suspect face terrorism charges. He became Europe's most wanted man after the mass killings, and was captured in Brussels four months later.
  • Olympics: IOC denies CAS-cleared 15 Russians to participate in Pyeongchang

    Olympics: IOC denies CAS-cleared 15 Russians to participate in Pyeongchang

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    The Kremlin argued the CAS decision meant the 15 should be treated as clean. Putin's spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, said, "We are very glad for our athletes". It later said that 169 athletes who had proved they were clean would be allowed to compete. We will clearly review it. If we have any such prospect, we will appeal, " he added.
  • President Trump Will Visit Cincinnati For As Of Yet Unknown Event

    President Trump Will Visit Cincinnati For As Of Yet Unknown Event

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    Footage showing how Melania Trump left her husband in front of journalists with cameras has recently been released online. Melania's PDA shut down wasn't lost on Twitter, and many people are thinking that she wears her "coat as a cape" look to purposefully block Donald from holding her hand.