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Before kick -off, Coach Salisu Yusuf had to rue his inability to call upon first -team players Emeka Atuloma, Sunday Faleye and Emeka Ogbuh - all due to injury. In the 25th minute, Gabriel came close to bagging his brace when his left-footed shot sailed inches wide of Akram's left corner. But the North Africans were reduced to 10 men in the 86th minute when Bakri Bachir was sent off for a foul on goal-bound Dayo Ojo.
  • WH CoS John Kelly on FISA Memo

    WH CoS John Kelly on FISA Memo

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    The encounter on the House floor with South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan was captured by television cameras after the State of the Union address . Trump was heard telling a Republican lawmaker after Tuesday's State of the Union address that he is "100 percent" for releasing the document.
  • U.S. anti-missile test fails in Hawaii

    U.S. anti-missile test fails in Hawaii

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    The Missile Defence Agency did not comment on the outcome of the test, but confirmed one had taken place. Aegis Ashore is a land-based version of the system developed by Lockheed Martin . In his first State of the Union speech to the U.S. Congress, Trump's tough rhetoric underscored persistent tensions despite recent talks between North and South Korea that led to Pyongyang's agreement to participate in next month's Winter Olympic games hosted by Seoul.
  • San Francisco to dismiss thousands of marijuana cases

    San Francisco to dismiss thousands of marijuana cases

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    Voters approved Proposition 64 in 2016 to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes and reduce criminal penalties for various marijuana-related offenses for adults and juveniles. Around 3,038 misdemeanor convictions dating back to 1975 will be dismissed and sealed automatically, Gascon said . "This example, one of many across our state, underscores the true promise of Proposition 64 - providing new hope and opportunities to Californians , primarily people of color, whose lives were ...
  • One dead after train carrying Republican politicians hits lorry

    One dead after train carrying Republican politicians hits lorry

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    The Republican lawmakers are headed to the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia for a three-day strategy retreat focused on their policy agenda and this year's midterms. Several members of Congress have medical training and assisted the injured. The National Transportation Safety Board said it had dispatched a team to the site and would provide updates as they gather additional information about the crash.
  • Sonny Perdue is designated survivor for Trump's State of the Union

    Sonny Perdue is designated survivor for Trump's State of the Union

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    The practice , made public in the '80s, dates back to at least the 1960s. When Trump and his Cabinet members safely exit the packed House chamber, Perdue will be allowed to return home. Pierce Jr. during Ronald Reagan's State of the Union speech on January 25, 1984. He was confirmed by the Senate in April of a year ago. Its roots are in the Presidential Succession Act of 1947, which outlines who would assume the presidency in the case of a catastrophic event such as a nuclear attack.
  • Urban ELN front claims responsibility for north Colombia terrorist attack

    Urban ELN front claims responsibility for north Colombia terrorist attack

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    According to Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas, authorities also suspect that the ELN is responsible for two additional attacks on police stations in Soledad, a city on the outskirts of Barranquilla, and in the neighboring department of Bolívar, which together resulted in the deaths of two police officers; six other officers and one civilian were injured in the blasts.
  • Strava Fitness App is Inherently Dangerous to the US Military

    Strava Fitness App is Inherently Dangerous to the US Military

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    The fitness-tracking app Strava , which tracks users' location and activity, unintentionally published the locations and routes associated with secret military bases around the world. For example, active military personnel in places like Afghanistan and Syria have been seen as users on the app. People from all around the world use the app, and could prove problematic for a number of foreign militaries.
  • Florida lawmakers blast FEMA move to cut off supplies to Puerto Rico

    Florida lawmakers blast FEMA move to cut off supplies to Puerto Rico

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    But U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) said almost a third of residents still don't even have electricity and denounced FEMA's plan on the Senate floor , calling it "unconscionable" and a "travesty". FEMA said it has given more than $1.6 billion in food and more than $361 million in water to hurricane survivors. But FEMA claims only about one percent of those in Puerto Rico need the emergency water and food.
  • Russian Jet Buzzes US Military Plane over Black Sea

    Russian Jet Buzzes US Military Plane over Black Sea

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    We call on Russian Federation to cease these unsafe actions that increase the risk of miscalculation, danger to aircrew on both sides, and midair collisions. Since Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, tension in the airspace shared by Russian and NATO-allied forces have increased considerably. US Naval Forces Europe-Africa released more footage on Wednesday of a Russian fighter jet coming within five feet of a US Navy plane on Monday .
  • People injured when train carrying Republicans hits garbage truck

    People injured when train carrying Republicans hits garbage truck

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    In a statement, the White House said there were no serious injuries among members of Congress or their staff. The victim's identity was not immediately released. Some members of Congress who are doctors tended to the injured until emergency responders arrived. "The truck is completely smashed", Sessions told MSNBC.
  • Facebook all set to alter its News Feed

    Facebook all set to alter its News Feed

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    The updates to the News Feed is only the beginning and as Facebook plans more for their platform, some fans are looking forward to what else they might have in their sleeve. That said, small news outlets may benefit from this change more than other outlets, because they tend to have a concentrated readership in one location.
  • Hamas: US decision on Ismail Haniya 'will not deter us'

    Hamas: US decision on Ismail Haniya 'will not deter us'

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    Hezbollah was also deemed a terrorist group by the U.S. State Department in 1997. "Hamas has been responsible for an estimated 17 American lives killed in terrorist attacks". Islamic Hamas movement slammed on Wednesday the USA decision to list Hamas politburo chief Ismail Haneya among the world's terrorists. During the Israel-Hamas war, he went to Turkey for treatment to his leg, which he lost, Fox News reported .
  • Michelle Obama explains that awkward gift exchange with Melania Trump

    Michelle Obama explains that awkward gift exchange with Melania Trump

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    In a preview of the episode from The Hollywood Reporter , Ellen asks Mrs. Obama about the obvious awkward exchange between her and the Trumps during last year's inauguration. "I was like, 'What do you do with the box?'" Jennifer Aniston is also set to appear. Cohost in 2016: In a sketch for the show, Ellen took Michelle to CVS to prepare her for life after the White House.
  • South Carolina GOP Rep. Gowdy will not seek re-election

    South Carolina GOP Rep. Gowdy will not seek re-election

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    There is a time to come and a time to go. Another member of Congress announced on Wednesday their decision not to seek re-election this fall. Photo Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican of SC, after a House Intelligence Committee vote to release a secret memo on the Russian Federation inquiry on Monday.
  • DOJ Seeks Dismissal of Indictment Against Sen. Menendez

    DOJ Seeks Dismissal of Indictment Against Sen. Menendez

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    Mr. Menendez celebrated the mistrial as a vindication and after the trial Mr. Menendez's lawyers quickly filed a motion to dismiss the entire case Judge Walls' decision to tossed out almost half the charges against Mr. "I am thankful that God has answered my prayers". The Justice Department, in a statement explaining its decision to drop the case, cited an order last week by trial judge William Walls , who declared Menendez not guilty of seven counts in the indictment lodged against the ...
  • Trump Signs Order to Keep Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre Open

    Trump Signs Order to Keep Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre Open

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    While the new directive does nothing to immediately resolve the legal quandary dating to the administration of President George W. Bush, it does require the secretary of defense to recommend within 90 days a method for determining the fate of individuals captured by the USA forces.
  • How China Spied on the African Union for Five Years

    How China Spied on the African Union for Five Years

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    Africans are happy with this. Some people are not used to it. Kuang also questioned the paper's intention as the article was published a day before the AU summit. The partnership is based on mutual benefit and should be sustained and further strengthened, Matlosa said on the sidelines of the 30th AU summit, in Addis Ababa , capital of Ethiopia.
  • Vikings fans are choosing sides for the big game

    Vikings fans are choosing sides for the big game

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    And then he had a message for the visiting fans. "Not many kids in this world have these opportunities", said Fitzgerald. "Wherever we go, we appreciate their support and one day soon, we will get to the Lombardi". "The Vikings had a great year, they're a great team, they're going to be back", said Birk. Eagles fans have been tabbed the worst of the worst for infamous incidents, like throwing snowballs at Santa Claus and cheering when former Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irving suffered a ...
  • Sydney Seaplane Crash That Killed Compass CEO Remains a Mystery

    Sydney Seaplane Crash That Killed Compass CEO Remains a Mystery

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    The boss of the company which operated the plane described the pilot's manoeuvres ahead of the crash as "inexplicable". He had been employed by Sydney Seaplanes from 2011 to 2014 before relocating overseas, returning to Australia in May 2017 when he undertook a number of checks.
  • Trump Overhead Saying Will Release Russia-Probe Memo

    Trump Overhead Saying Will Release Russia-Probe Memo

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    On Monday, the House Intelligence Committee voted along party lines to make the four-page document available to the public, something that will happen if Trump does not act to block its release within five days . The president has until the end of the week to either release the memo or object to its public release (which would result in a full House vote on making the memo public).
  • DOJ probe eyes whether McCabe sat on Clinton-related emails

    DOJ probe eyes whether McCabe sat on Clinton-related emails

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    Do you wish them well? Apparently McCabe's answer - that he hadn't voted - wasn't good enough, just as Trump didn't get the answer he wanted from Comey when he demanded a pledge of loyalty. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime friend of the Clintons. This much we know: The Obama DOJ and FBI planned to exonerate Clinton of her national security offenses in the email scandal before the "investigation" was even over - and some of the same characters who did that helped launch the probe against Trump.
  • White House says no lawmakers seriously hurt

    White House says no lawmakers seriously hurt

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    The White House confirmed the report , and said there are not yet fatalities reported . Amtrak released a statement on the incident that said the train "came into contact with a vehicle that was on the tracks at 11:20 a.m.in Crozet, Va".
  • Porn star keeping coy over Trump affair claims

    Porn star keeping coy over Trump affair claims

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    Earlier in January, The Wall Street Journal reported that the erotic entertainer was paid $130,000 by Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen , before the 2016 presidential election to hide an alleged 2006 affair she had with Trump , who was already married to Melania Trump .
  • Super blue blood moon enchants skygazers

    Super blue blood moon enchants skygazers

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    The "blue" part of that saying is that every month we have a full moon, but on some occasions, because of the lunar cycle we have two full Moons. The "blood" in the name comes from the reddish brown color the Moon takes on when Earth enters between it and the Sun, cutting off the light rays that usually brighten the lunar surface.
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    Saudi "anti-corruption purge" nets $100 billion

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    In total, the investigation subpoenaed 381 people, some of whom testified or provided evidence, Mojeb said , adding that 56 people had not reached settlements and were still in custody, down from 95 early last week. Billionaire Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal is among those still detained. They include real estate, commercial entities, and securities. The foreign assets, the vast majority of which are believed to be in U.S.
  • Top Islamic Scholar Jailed For Rape

    Top Islamic Scholar Jailed For Rape

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    Politico notes Ramadan is considered an influential but controversial figure among Muslim scholars. The Paris judicial office has confirmed that two separate lawsuits were filed against Ramadan. of trying to stifle debate. The feminist activist also revealed that she had written about her experience in a book, but had been too fearful to print Ramadan's name, L'Express reports .
  • Nawaz's counsel appears as SC begins Article 62 case hearing

    Nawaz's counsel appears as SC begins Article 62 case hearing

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    An accountability court in Pakistan on Tuesday rejected ousted premier Nawaz Sharif's objections to the supplementary case filed against him and his family by the country's anti-graft body over properties in London. The court ordered all parties submit their responses and adjourned the case until Feb 14. Representing a petition, counsel Babar Awan contended that the bench had to refer to the parliament even if a comma to change in the Constitution as its the sole responsibility of assembly ...
  • Ryanair signs formal agreement with BALPA

    Ryanair signs formal agreement with BALPA

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    Balpa will not represent the pilots, and the British Airline Pilots' Association has signed a voluntary trade union recognition agreement. United Kingdom pilots make up around a quarter of Ryanair's pilot staff, so striking an agreement with the 600-strong group was likely considered important for the budget airline.
  • CDC Director Purchased Tobacco, Healthcare Stocks During Tenure

    CDC Director Purchased Tobacco, Healthcare Stocks During Tenure

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    Smoking is "the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the USA", the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, but that didn't stop the agency's director from buying shares in one of the largest tobacco companies in the world after taking over the job, Politico reports.
  • If he goes we shake hands - Klopp relaxed over Can´s Liverpool future

    If he goes we shake hands - Klopp relaxed over Can´s Liverpool future

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    Jurgen Klopp has said that there is "no chance" that Liverpool will allow Danny Ings to leave the club on transfer deadline day. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp accepted he is powerless to stop Emre Can's departure from the club after the German's man of the match performance against Huddersfield Town on Tuesday.
  • Moussa's mom speaks out; more info on mysterious call

    Moussa's mom speaks out; more info on mysterious call

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    Police say they believe Moussa's death is an isolated incident and last said they did not believe it was gang related . Multiple police departments and the Federal Bureau of Investigation searched for Moussa, who was last seen leaving home under mysterious circumstances.
  • 10 things you must know about the Scorpene-class submarine

    10 things you must know about the Scorpene-class submarine

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    Close monitoring, proactive resolution of problems and concerted efforts to keep the assembly line moving resulted in MDL completing critical sub section fabrication of all six submarines, eleven months before the PERT date. The submarine is created to operate in all theatres, with means provided to ensure interoperability with other components of a Naval Task Force. Scorpene submarines can undertake a wide range of missions such as anti-surface and anti-submarine warfare, intelligence ...
  • Cops Catch Cars Packed With 4000 Kilos Of Stolen Oranges

    Cops Catch Cars Packed With 4000 Kilos Of Stolen Oranges

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    All three vehicles in the convoy suddenly changed direction after spotting the marked patrol auto. Officers initiated a short pursuit with the drivers along a dirt road before being stopped. The family was pulled over just a few hours after the theft was reported. None of the five people could tell the police where the oranges came from.
  • ICC launches probe after freakish dismissals in private UAE league

    ICC launches probe after freakish dismissals in private UAE league

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    Meanwhile, the league , privately sanctioned by the UAE Cricket Board, was shut down after just two days as UAE officials blocked any further cricket action at the Ajman Oval. Efforts to return to the crease after charging the bowler were virtually non-existent, while suicidal attempts at runs and a lack of urgency and intensity raised eyebrows.
  • Alessia Cara Responds to Backlash Over Best New Artist Grammy Win

    Alessia Cara Responds to Backlash Over Best New Artist Grammy Win

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    Still she used her time to thank her family, her team at her label, the Recording Academy and her fans, calling out the latter as the reason she doesn't have to pretend to win awards in the shower anymore. The inspiring handwritten text read: "Rejoice!" Greta Gerwig's critically-acclaimed comedy-drama Lady Bird took home the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Musical of Comedy on January 7, yet she failed to be nominated for Best Director .
  • More Fake News From the New York Times

    More Fake News From the New York Times

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    In separate television interviews, Senators Susan Collins and Lindsey Graham expressed dismay at reports that the Republican president had told the top White House lawyer to order U.S. Mueller was appointed to oversee the probe into allegations that the Trump campaign somehow colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election, after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in early May 2017.
  • FBI Reviewing Second Trump-Russia Dossier

    FBI Reviewing Second Trump-Russia Dossier

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    Expect Republicans to work just as hard to discredit this second dossier too. Shearer is the son of former gossip columnist Lloyd Shearer and brother of Derek Shearer, the former ambassador to Finland under Bill Clinton. Trump and the White House have vehemently denied all allegations of collusion with Russian Federation, and the unsubstantiated claims in the controversial Steele dossier.