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On Saturday, Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu urged the USA to "immediately withdraw" its personnel from Kurdish-held Manbij . French President Emmanuel Macron, in an interview with French daily Le Figaro , expressed his concern regarding the possibility of a Turkish "invasion" in the Kurdish enclave of Afrin , in Syria , as part of Turkey's recently launched military campaign there.
  • Senators Reach Two-Year Budget Deal

    Senators Reach Two-Year Budget Deal

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    Aides and lawmakers say budget talks in the Senate are moving toward an agreement for whopping increases in Pentagon spending as well as domestic programs. "I would expect it would not include defense", Blunt said. Walker, who is chairman of the Republican Study Committee, said members have concerns about voting for large nondefense spending increases.
  • Lawmakers push for legislation to deter people from eating Tide Pods

    Lawmakers push for legislation to deter people from eating Tide Pods

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    Some social media users have posted videos of themselves cooking the pods before eating them. "Toxic substances like these laundry pods should not be packaged to look like candy or toys which lure children to put them in their mouths, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas said during a news conference Tuesday".
  • Got that one wrong - California baker gets a pass

    Got that one wrong - California baker gets a pass

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    A California Superior Court judge has ruled that Tastries Bakery owner Cathy Miller can not be compelled to serve same-sex couples under the state's civil rights law, which is written to protect LGBTQ people from discrimination in public accommodations.
  • North Korea to send Kim Jong Un's sister to Olympics

    North Korea to send Kim Jong Un's sister to Olympics

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    Last year, the Japanese military bolstered its anti-missile shield, which included a record increase in its defence budget, following repeated missile launches by North Korea, including two that flew over Japanese territory before falling into the Pacific Ocean.
  • Meet Lucas, the first 'Gerber Baby' with Down syndrome

    Meet Lucas, the first 'Gerber Baby' with Down syndrome

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    Lucas Warren, a one-year-old from Dalton, Georgia, will now appear on all Gerber packaging and in every Gerber advertisement for 2018, and is only the eighth baby ever to do so. "He loves to play, loves to laugh and loves to make other people laugh". A Dalton baby is this year's victor. Gerber launched its Photo Search contest in 2010 and has annually been choosing a baby to represent their brand.
  • Police report reveals response to shooting of local activist Muhiyidin d'Baha

    Police report reveals response to shooting of local activist Muhiyidin d'Baha

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    Unfortunately, according to local media reports, d'Baha was been shot while riding his bike in New Orleans, at around 1am local time. "I saw, like, fear in their eyes", he said. New Orleans Coroner's spokesman Jason Melancon said the death was ruled a homicide. "His body is now in New Orleans, LA and we are raising money to bring him home to Charleston and then have a memorial service/funeral for his family and friends".
  • North Korea requests oil to refuel ship carrying Olympic delegation

    North Korea requests oil to refuel ship carrying Olympic delegation

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    The ferry arrived at an eastern South Korean port Tuesday afternoon with 114 members of an art troupe that will perform in Gangneung on Thursday and Seoul on February 11. She and the North Korean dictator share the same mother and father, former North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il . Katie Couric and Mike Tirico will host the festivities for US audiences, which will be broadcast from the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium that seats 35,000 people.
  • Christopher Steele misled FBI, Chuck Grassley says in criminal referral

    Christopher Steele misled FBI, Chuck Grassley says in criminal referral

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    Three days after the public release of a GOP memo that raised questions about the FBI's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections, a pair of Republicans in the U.S. The Grassley-Graham referral helps settle one controversy that arose from the release of the House memo. The Grassley referral also disclosed for the first time that Mr.
  • Pope received evidence against cleric accused of cover-up, sources say

    Pope received evidence against cleric accused of cover-up, sources say

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    Bishop Barros was appointed the head of the diocese of Osorno in Chile in the same year, despite the claims he knew of the abuse. The Associated Press reported Monday that Pope Francis received an eight-page letter in April 2015 that laid out in detail why abuse victim Juan Carlos Cruz thought Bishop Barros was unfit to lead a diocese.
  • South mulls meeting N. Korean request to fuel artists' ship

    South mulls meeting N. Korean request to fuel artists' ship

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    Pence viewed Japanese troops as they demonstrated a simulation of Japanese surface-to-air missile defense systems and took part in a briefing by Japan's defense minister before meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe . In Colombia Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson added, "It's well known there's a dialogue between North Korea and South Korea". Pence said he wants to ensure the Olympics don't distract from North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons.
  • Kylie Jenner reveals her baby's name

    Kylie Jenner reveals her baby's name

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    Jenner took to her Instagram to share a photo of her baby girl's fingers wrapped around her finger. First Kylie just revealed her baby's name, while another report is stating that Kylie's ex Tyga is demanding a paternity test to see if the baby is his! This photo of Kylie's daughter will definitely make your day.
  • Millbrook man arrested in child porn video

    Millbrook man arrested in child porn video

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    Willhite said the Shreveport Police Department has received multiple reports of the video surfacing in the area. If this video should be shared with you, do not share it with anyone else via email or social media. Anyone who receives such video should immediately contact police, authorities said. "In the time that we ran the task force we arrested a mayor, a police officer, a teacher, a lawyer, a preacher, every type of guy that you can think of", says Detective Scroggins.
  • Pence in Japan to boost pressure on North Korea

    Pence in Japan to boost pressure on North Korea

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    Vice-President Mike Pence said the U.S.is preparing to announce the "toughest and most aggressive" economic sanctions against North Korea in the coming days, boosting pressure on the bellicose government during the Winter Olympics. "We will continue to isolate North Korea until it abandons its nuclear and ballistic missile program once and for all". "I am happy to see you", said one, beaming broadly.
  • At least two dead in magnitude 6.4 quake in Taiwan

    At least two dead in magnitude 6.4 quake in Taiwan

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    The government said 214 people had been injured. Among the buildings toppled in the quake was the Marshal Hotel in Hualien , where two people were trapped inside, the government said. The magnitude 6.4 quake, which hit near the coastal city just before midnight (1600 GMT) on Tuesday, also injured 258 people and collapsed four buildings, officials said.
  • Rep. Trey Gowdy: FBI concealed Clinton role in Steele dossier

    Rep. Trey Gowdy: FBI concealed Clinton role in Steele dossier

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    The big point from Nunes and crew before the document was declassified was that The Dossier compiled by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele-at the behest of the research firm Fusion GPS, which received funding from the Clinton campaign-was what triggered an FBI counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign.
  • Zimbabwe: opposition leader Tsvangirai in critical condition

    Zimbabwe: opposition leader Tsvangirai in critical condition

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    A report in Zimbabwe's private Daily News on Tuesday quoted family sources saying Tsvangirai is battling for his life. Without its founder at the helm, Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is likely to face immediate instability and could even split, handing a gift to new president Emmerson Mnangagwa in an election expected in the next six months.
  • Pakistan court hands out death sentence over blasphemy lynching

    Pakistan court hands out death sentence over blasphemy lynching

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    A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Wednesday sentenced one person to death and gave life terms to five others for the brutal lynching of student Mashal Khan after he was falsely accused of blasphemy a year ago. It merits mention here that in the Mashal Khan murder case, a total of 61 persons were charged, out of which 58 were arrested. The Haripur Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) pronounced its verdict on Wednesday, 7 February, from inside a jail as the proceedings took place there for ...
  • Light snow creates slick conditions for Wednesday morning commute

    Light snow creates slick conditions for Wednesday morning commute

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    Those areas could see around a tenth of an inch or a quarter inch of ice. Wednesday - Snow this morning will taper off and give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. That's not good for travel on Wednesday , so plan ahead. Central Pennsylvania lies in an area where mixed precipitation will be the primary concern, according to AccuWeather .
  • Can Cornyn sell Trump's immigration plan to a wary Texas?

    Can Cornyn sell Trump's immigration plan to a wary Texas?

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    Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said they were making progress on an agreement to fund the government after the U.S. This was apparently lost on Trump, who, at the Tuesday White House meeting on gang violence, said a shutdown was a viable options if Democrats did not acquiesce to his demands for stricter border security.
  • North Korea to send nominal head of state to South Korea

    North Korea to send nominal head of state to South Korea

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    Leading the USA delegation to the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Pence will bring to the games Fred Warmbier, the father of Otto Warmbier, the US student who died in 2017 shortly after he was released from North Korean detention. On a refueling stop on his way to Asia, Pence said the aim of his trip was to show American "resolve" in rallying the worldwide community against the Kim regime.
  • What Time Is The Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony?

    What Time Is The Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony?

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    The location of this year's Winter Olympics , Pyeongchang , South Korea , is the thing holding back most USA travellers, according to the survey, with 41.4 per cent saying that it was the main reason that they are not interested in going.
  • Johnson, Walz Get Gubernatorial Boost From Caucus Voting

    Johnson, Walz Get Gubernatorial Boost From Caucus Voting

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    But the results of those polls are rarely indicative of who will win the nomination. Brian McClung, a former top aide and longtime adviser to the two-term governor, confirmed last week that Pawlenty planned to convene a meeting with his inner circle next week to discuss the race.
  • Trump Politicizes Athlete's Death To Make Case Against Immigration

    Trump Politicizes Athlete's Death To Make Case Against Immigration

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    Police later said the suspect was in the US illegally and had been deported twice. Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson was one of two men killed early Sunday when a suspected drunken driver struck them as they stood outside their auto along a highway in Indianapolis, the team and police said.
  • Pankhuri Awasthy And Gautam Rode Are Married. See Wedding Pics

    Pankhuri Awasthy And Gautam Rode Are Married. See Wedding Pics

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    The wedding took place in a fort that has been converted into a hotel and the ceremonies looked grand. But the couple preferred to keep their relationship under wraps until October 2017 when they exchanged the rings. However, several fan pages have been sharing the pictures of the Gautam-Pankhuri's dreamy wedding ceremonies. They danced to the tunes of ' Dil Diyan Gallan ' from Salman Khan's latest film Tiger Zinda Hai .
  • School bus involved in multi-vehicle crash in Limerick

    School bus involved in multi-vehicle crash in Limerick

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    The crash happened at around 8.30am when the bus - with around 46 passengers on board - collided with a vehicle on the R513 near the village of Caherconlish. The incident occurred near Caherconlish in area known locally as Connolly's Cross on the R513 between Herbertstown and Caherline. The driver of another vehicle involved was being cut from the wreckage by emergency service personnel.
  • PM Modi rebuffs oppn criticism on development; target Congress policies

    PM Modi rebuffs oppn criticism on development; target Congress policies

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    In the past, former Congress presidents like Indira Gandhi used to meet the party workers at a "janata durbar" there. "One youngster raised his voice about this as well", he said . Modi questioned Congress's arrogance and claimed Sardar Patel was democratically elected by Congress working committees for PM-ship. "Under Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government too states were divided, but they were done with everyone's confidence.
  • Japanese Princess Mako's wedding postponed

    Japanese Princess Mako's wedding postponed

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    The imperial household agency insisted the couple still want to Wednesday and flatly denied any connection between the postponement and a series of recent magazine articles about the alleged money trouble of the Komuro family. Mako is Emperor Akihito's oldest grandchild, and so her marriage to Komuro would require her to give up her status in the imperial family. In accordance with Imperial House Law, a woman of royal blood loses her position if she chooses to marry a commoner.
  • Military Deployed Due to Norovirus Outbreak Ahead of Pyeongchang Olympics

    Military Deployed Due to Norovirus Outbreak Ahead of Pyeongchang Olympics

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    Vice President Mike Pence isn't ruling out a meeting with North Korean leaders in Pyeongchang at the Olympic Games this month. The title of national president is retained by Kim Il-Sung, who remains Eternal President of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea - the country's official name - despite dying in 1994.
  • Raptors' Kyle Lowry projected for bounce-back game on Tuesday

    Raptors' Kyle Lowry projected for bounce-back game on Tuesday

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    Toronto's bench extended the lead in the second. "But obviously when you get a 1-2 matchup, you want to go out there and put your best foot forward". "When they're all on the floor together, the way they play, the way they move the ball, the way they cut - its a fun team to watch play".
  • West Bengal uses PM's Davos speech to assail Aadhaar scheme in SC

    West Bengal uses PM's Davos speech to assail Aadhaar scheme in SC

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    Advocate and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal was appearing for the petition filed by two individuals - Raghav Tankha and former IAS officer MG Devasahayam - from West Bengal and he began by aiming a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who had earlier in Davos summit said that "whoever controls data is the most powerful and can shape the world ".
  • Swaraj to inaugurate cultural festival of Saudi Arabia today

    Swaraj to inaugurate cultural festival of Saudi Arabia today

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    This year it is India's turn, with the Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj leading an Indian delegation for the inauguration on February 7. According to the MEA, about 3.2 million strong and vibrant Indian community forms the largest expatriate group in Saudi Arabia.
  • Here's why Oscar-nominee Jordan Peele quit acting

    Here's why Oscar-nominee Jordan Peele quit acting

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    Jordan Peele is making a bunch of noise in Hollywood right now as his film Get Out prepares for movie's biggest night, the Oscars. By every Hollywood measure, the horror-drama, which tapped into America's racial issues in a way so few have done before, was a mega-success.
  • ANC leadership can not agree on whether President Zuma should resign

    ANC leadership can not agree on whether President Zuma should resign

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    This was after Zuma refused to resign when asked to do so by the party's top six officials during a meeting on Sunday. "Our most important consideration is that we don't believe South Africa should wish for us to embarrass the president of the republic, in any way whatsoever", Duarte said.
  • Confidence grows for deal on new Merkel government

    Confidence grows for deal on new Merkel government

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    Around 450,000 SPD members still have to agree to the deal, a process expected to take about three weeks. Mass-selling daily Bild reported that Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) would get the economy and defense ministries and her Bavarian ally Horst Seehofer would become interior minister.
  • Wife of Barnaby Joyce 'devastated' by news of baby with ex-staffer

    Wife of Barnaby Joyce 'devastated' by news of baby with ex-staffer

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    As well as one baby on the way with ex-staff member Vikki Champion, Barnaby has four daughters. The staffer is Mr Joyce's former media adviser Vikki Campion , 33, according to News Corp. The Nationals Leader, who opposed same-sex marriage legislation previous year and abstained from voting, said he supported traditional marriage, during debates over the issue in Parliament.
  • Trump won't say whether he's planning to fire Rosenstein

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    Democrats say Mr Trump's allies hope to use the memo to protect Trump, possibly giving the president, who fired FBI Director James Comey in May, an excuse to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who hired Mr Mueller, or even Mr Mueller himself.
  • FEMA contractor failed to deliver 30 million meals to Puerto Rico

    FEMA contractor failed to deliver 30 million meals to Puerto Rico

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    Brown set out to find help in filling this huge contract, so she hired a small time wedding caterer out of Atlanta with a small staff of 11 employees. "At the time of the contract termination there were ample commodity supplies in the pipeline, and distribution was not affected", FEMA spokesman William Booher told the NYT.
  • United States condemns Polish president's decision to sign Holocaust bill into law

    United States condemns Polish president's decision to sign Holocaust bill into law

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    The criticism from Tillerson came hours after Polish President Andrzej Duda signed the measure, which would impose criminal penalties for blaming the Holocaust and other Nazi war crimes on the nation of Poland . Education Minister Naftali Bennett said the government of Poland has cancelled the minister's scheduled visit to Warsaw this week after Bennett pledged to use the visit to "make it clear" that Polish complicity in the Holocaust was an historical fact that can not be erased.