• White House insiders tussle over Donald Trump vulgarity

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    The White House has not denied that Trump said "s--hole" though Trump has already pushed back on some depictions of the meeting. Dick Durbin , D-Ill., and some Republicans. "We have a lot of sticking points, but they are all Democrat sticking points". Efforts to extend the program are further complicated because it could make a funding bill to avert a government shutdown due Friday more hard.
  • France 'agrees to loan Bayeux Tapestry' to UK

    France 'agrees to loan Bayeux Tapestry' to UK

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    Home Secretary Amber Rudd also suggested her Hastings and Rye constituency should be in contention for the honour. "We'll boost British financial support to the securitization of transport infrastructure, border police and security and we'll raise this question of economic development", the presidential adviser said.
  • Civil Rights icon: Trump's profane comments about immigrants were 'despicable'

    Civil Rights icon: Trump's profane comments about immigrants were 'despicable'

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    A statement issued by the African Union Mission in Washington DC, USA, and copied to the Ghana News Agency expressed infuriation, disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by President Trump . "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!" he wrote. Donald Trump insists he is "not a racist" despite reports of his derogatory comments about immigrants from Haiti and Africa.
  • Parents Charged With Torture After 13 Children Are Rescued

    Parents Charged With Torture After 13 Children Are Rescued

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    Benjamin Purper of our member station KVCR has our report. It's mostly homes and cul-de-sacs, and it doesn't usually see a lot of news. Perris, is 59 miles (95km) south-east of Los Angeles. In 2011, David registered himself as principal of Sandcastle Day School, a private school at their home address. "If you can imagine being 17-years-old and appearing to be a 10-year-old, being chained to a bed, being malnourished and injuries associated with that, I would call that torture", ...
  • Colombia Bridge Collapse Throws Workers to Their Deaths

    Colombia Bridge Collapse Throws Workers to Their Deaths

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    Nine died at the scene and a tenth died from his injuries in hospital. Authorities are still working to determine how many people were working on the bridge at the time of the collapse and if anyone is missing. Reinaldo Romero, head of disaster response for Meta province, told Reuters the cause of the collapse was under investigation. Five others were hurt.
  • Duterte has nothing to do with SEC ruling vs Rappler, says Palace

    Duterte has nothing to do with SEC ruling vs Rappler, says Palace

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    She fully knows that it took the Securities and Exchange Commission the whole of a year ago to investigate the allegations that Rappler violated the constitutional provision banning foreign money in and control of media firms. But Rappler's bigger problem is not the SEC, but President Rodrigo Duterte - who accused the news group of being "foreign-owned" in July of 2017.
  • UAE accuses Qatari fighter jets of intercepting civilian aircraft

    UAE accuses Qatari fighter jets of intercepting civilian aircraft

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    Last week, Qatar announced that it had filed a complaint with the United Nations regarding an alleged violation of its airspace last month by a UAE military aircraft - a claim denied at the time by Abu Dhabi. Qatar has long denied funding extremists. Later in the day GCAA announced a second interception by Qatari fighter-planes of a UAE civilian aircraft on a routine flight to Manama.
  • Chris Hemsworth Says 76 Characters In The Avengers: Infinity War

    Chris Hemsworth Says 76 Characters In The Avengers: Infinity War

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    Chris Hemsworth , who probably delivered his best performance as Thor previous year in Thor: Ragnarok , which was not only a critical and fan darling but also further showed the world why we should all protect Taika Waititi , has two more films in his contract before it is up.
  • Secretary Nielsen, look in the mirror and ask yourself these questions

    Secretary Nielsen, look in the mirror and ask yourself these questions

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    Nielsen said she abhors violence in all forms and would go after white supremacists as well as other groups threatening the U.S. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., the key sponsors of the DACA measure, intend to introduce their legislation and called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put it on the floor for a vote.
  • Met office issues new warning for snow and ice in North

    Met office issues new warning for snow and ice in North

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    Tulloch Bridge in Scotland had the largest snowfall with 8cm. The weather system will bring in colder conditions, particularly in Scotland, as the week goes on. Snow showers moved in thick and fast on Tuesday across northern parts of Britain, however these showers are expected to escalate on Tuesday evening across northern Ireland and southern Scotland.
  • Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles says Larry Nassar sexually abused her

    Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles says Larry Nassar sexually abused her

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    Today , Simone Biles came forward as another one of former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar's victims. As previously reported , the ex-Michigan State University doctor pleaded guilty to molesting 10 girls and possessing child pornography , and was sentenced to 60 years in prison on December 7.
  • Oliver Ivanovic, Kosovo Serb Leader Accused of War Crimes, Is Killed

    Oliver Ivanovic, Kosovo Serb Leader Accused of War Crimes, Is Killed

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    Both Serbian and Kosovo Albanian officials refrained from explicitly accusing each other of being behind the killing as the global community urged the two sides to remain calm. Ivanovic pledged to run on the Kosovo election in October 2017 despite the incident. In January 2016, European Union judges in Kosovo sentenced him to nine years, but the verdict was overturned by an appeals court a year later.
  • Some LI lawmakers back plan to study marijuana legalization

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    Terminating this exemption and investing in social work provides the governor with a vehicle to truly improve health care for all New Yorkers. Cuomo did not specifically embrace a legalization, and said the advisory panel, which will include State Police representation, is meant to get at the "facts".
  • Steve Bannon 'summoned' in Russian Federation probe

    Steve Bannon 'summoned' in Russian Federation probe

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    It was unclear, however, whether Mr Bannon will be forced to testify . So far there is no indication that Bannon is being investigated by the Special Counsel Mueller. He was also not present for the controversial firing of Mr Trump's former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, James Comey. A hard-line nationalist who sought to shake up United States domestic and foreign policy, Bannon, 64, was forced out as Trump's chief strategist in August.
  • DPRK to send 140-member orchestra to S. Korea-hosted Winter Olympics

    DPRK to send 140-member orchestra to S. Korea-hosted Winter Olympics

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    Although the United States has agreed to postpone military exercises until after the games, they remain committed to establishing a denuclearized North Korea, and are proving it by co-hosting a new round of talks in Canada on Tuesday aimed at further strangling finances from Kim Jong Un's regime, forcing him to relinquish his pursuit of more advanced nuclear weapons and ballistic missile platforms.
  • Iran Says Planned US-Backed Force Inside Syria Would Fan War

    Iran Says Planned US-Backed Force Inside Syria Would Fan War

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    The US plans to train about 30,000 personnel to help prevent infiltration by IS militants across the Turkish and Iraqi borders and the River Euphrates, which effectively divides Kurdish- and Syrian government-held regions. "They will be providing border security through professionally securing checkpoints and conducting counter-IED operations", the coalition told Reuters , adding that coalition and SDF forces were still engaging remaining ISIS fighters in Deir al-Zor province.
  • Bangladesh Is Sending Rohingya Back To Myanmar - That's Not Good

    Bangladesh Is Sending Rohingya Back To Myanmar - That's Not Good

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    Delwar Hossain, director of East Asian Study Centre of Dhaka University, said on Tuesday that it would be impossible to complete the repatriation process within two years. The Rohingya are a minority ethnic group who practice Islam and have lived for centuries in the Buddhist country of Myanmar. The Bangladeshi side says it's happy for the moment, but that Myanmar's government needs to rebuild trust.
  • Joe Root is fit to play first ODI: Eoin Morgan confirms

    Joe Root is fit to play first ODI: Eoin Morgan confirms

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    Australia had earlier posted 304 for eight built around a stand of 118 between Finch and Mitchell Marsh (50), topped up by a secondary partnership worth 80 between Tim Paine and the inventive Marcus Stoinis (60). Australia have been given just two-day rest at home following the first ODI defeat before they reconvened in Brisbane to begin their preparations for the upcoming clash in Gabba.
  • Over 1000 young people charged by Danish police for sharing sex film

    Over 1000 young people charged by Danish police for sharing sex film

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    USA authorities then informed Danish police through Interpol, who facilitate global police co-operation. Either of those punishments would give them a criminal record lasting for up to a decade, police have said. If convicted, some of the young people could face prison time as well as restrictions from professions such as child care. This could hinder the offenders from a future career within social work or from working with children.
  • Goa files arguments in Mahadayi river dispute

    Goa files arguments in Mahadayi river dispute

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    Days after Karnataka attempted to block the Mhadei tributary by resuming the work of the Kalsa nullah dam, Goa Government on Monday filed a voluminous summary of arguments before the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal (MWDT) stressing on the fact that trans basin diversion will deprive people of Goa water for drinking, irrigation and industrial goal, as well as be a disaster for aquatic, marine life and ecology.
  • Qatar denies intercepting UAE civilian jets

    Qatar denies intercepting UAE civilian jets

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    WAM quoted Saif al-Suwaidi, the director-general of the GCAA, as saying the intercepts happened at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. "We will take necessary measures with global bodies for Qatar to face the consequences of these violations", the Bahraini government said .
  • It's puja-path for Rahul in Amethi

    It's puja-path for Rahul in Amethi

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    The police had to intervene to restore order in the area. The addressal was part of the two-day road show being conducted by Gandhi in his Lok Sabha Constituency. Yogi said, "My advise to the entire opposition, particularly the national president of Congress, is that they should focus on politics of development".
  • Britain scrambles two Typhoon jets to intercept Russian planes

    Britain scrambles two Typhoon jets to intercept Russian planes

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    Two RAF Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled to intercept Russian planes approaching United Kingdom airspace this morning. According to Scannernet, which monitors airspace, the "Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4s scrambled for QRA-flight", or "Quick Reaction Alert" flight.
  • Iran rejects U.S. call for inspecting its military sites even by IAEA

    Iran rejects U.S. call for inspecting its military sites even by IAEA

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    He wants Iran to allow the immediate inspection of all sites as requested by United Nations inspectors, and he demands no lapse of the "sunset" provisions imposing curbs on Iran's nuclear program. If the2 deal's flaws are not fixed within that time period, then Trump will withdraw the U.S. from the deal. An Iranian judiciary official has denied the allegations suggesting that the law enforcement and military forces have killed protesters during the recent unrests in the country.
  • I'm not racist, Trump says after 'shithole countries' remark

    I'm not racist, Trump says after 'shithole countries' remark

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    Ivana Trump's comments echo the president's own remarks to reporters at a dinner photo opportunity in Florida on Sunday night that "I'm not a racist ". Let's start with skill level. "We have to hold ourselves to a higher standard". Rather, they are encouraged to listen and acknowledge the countries' concerns.
  • House reauthorizes NSA mass surveillance statute, kills reform

    House reauthorizes NSA mass surveillance statute, kills reform

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    Section 702 of FISA empowers the National Security Agency under a special court order to collect and analyze emails and other digital communications of foreigners living overseas, but the agency also ends up collecting data on an unknown number of US persons, which it can later search without a warrant.
  • There are Fights at the Airport of Libyan Capital Tripoli

    There are Fights at the Airport of Libyan Capital Tripoli

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    Mitiga, a former airbase in eastern Tripoli , has been a civilian airport since the city's main global airport was badly damaged in fighting between rival militias in mid-2014. Rada posted pictures of streets around the airport , showing pick-up trucks mounted with guns and a tank. Tripoli has been controlled by a patchwork of armed groups since a 2011 uprising that toppled long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi and led to the splintering of the country.
  • Jakarta stock exchange ceiling collapse: Dozens hurt in chaotic scenes in Indonesia

    Jakarta stock exchange ceiling collapse: Dozens hurt in chaotic scenes in Indonesia

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    Pictures and videos circulating on social media show injured people lying on the floor. "The number of injured. from the floor collapse at the Indonesia Stock Exchange is 75", national police spokesman Setyo Wasisto told AFP. He said the exchange will pay the students' medical costs. "Figures released by five hospitals showed 77 people were injured". Meanwhile, Jarkata the police have ruled out a bomb as a cause of the building collapse.