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In the September 2017 elections, the AfD managed to obtain 12.6 percent of the vote, placing third after the Christian Democrats (CDU)/Christian Social Union (CSU) coalition and the Social Democratic Party ( SPD ). While widely perceived as anti-Muslim, AfD officials have argued that while it rejects multiculturalism, it supports freedom of religion. Far-right - one of the AfD's election slogans was: "Islam doesn't belong in Germany".
  • Erdogan threatens to extend Afrin operation to Manbij

    Erdogan threatens to extend Afrin operation to Manbij

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    Turkey's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies are now concerned that Ankara's cross-border incursions will impede the fight against the IS group and harm efforts to bring peace to Syria after a almost seven-year civil war . At least two Turkish soldiers have been killed since Saturday. Eight civilians were injured, two of them critically, when a rocket fired by PYD/PKK terrorists from Syria struck a mosque in the Turkish border province of Kilis on Wednesday, according to the ...
  • Come to India, invest in India said PM Modi at WEF

    Come to India, invest in India said PM Modi at WEF

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    The forum will open on Tuesday with a speech by Modi and end on Friday when Donald Trump is due to address the large auditorium where Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke previous year. Those forecasts were much faster than the 6.7% the Indian economy marked in 2017. Speaking in Hindi, the Prime Minister mentioned the appreciation given to India in the form of an increase in global ranking by renowned organisations such as Moody 's and the International Monetary Fund ( IMF ).
  • Trudeau and Netanyahu hold unannounced meeting at World Economic Forum

    Trudeau and Netanyahu hold unannounced meeting at World Economic Forum

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    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he expects that Israel will recognize the artificial starvation in Ukraine in 1932-1933, also known as the Holodomor, as an act of genocide. Mr Trump will be the first United States president to attend Davos in 20 years, giving him a chance to mingle with the same elite "globalists" that he bashed in his 2016 presidential run.
  • Congress open-ended on proposal to impeach CJI

    Congress open-ended on proposal to impeach CJI

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    The four senior judges of the Supreme Court, justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph, had virtually revolted against CJI Dipak Misra on January 12, raising questions on "selective" case allocation and certain judicial orders at a press conference.
  • North outraged by 'stinking riff-raff' who burnt Kim photo

    North outraged by 'stinking riff-raff' who burnt Kim photo

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    North Korea has been fueling World War 3 fears with its refusal to shut down its weapons development programme despite harsh United Nations sanctions. However, North Korea-watchers in the United States, Seoul and Tokyo have warned that North Korea has demonstrated a long-established pattern of tactical shifts and charm offensives to gain concessions in agreements which the communist regime has consistently violated.
  • Sir Elton John to announce retirement from touring

    Sir Elton John to announce retirement from touring

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    John will undertake one more extensive tour. "I want to leave people thinking, 'God, I saw the last tour and it was fantastic'". The following information was released regarding ticket sales: "Tickets for initial shows listed below go on sale to the general public beginning February 2 at 10 a.m.
  • United States crude oil tops $65 for first time since 2014

    United States crude oil tops $65 for first time since 2014

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    The ICE March Brent crude futures also were up by 24 cents ending at $69.27 per barrel while the Nymex March light sweet crude contract settling at $63.78 per barrel during the same trading session. Meanwhile, Russia's second-biggest crude producer expects worldwide supply and demand to balance out by April, Lukoil PJSC billionaire CEO Vagit Alekperov said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
  • Mom, 51, arrested over the deaths of her two kids

    Mom, 51, arrested over the deaths of her two kids

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    Maree Crabtree's final charge, one of armed robbery, relates to the robbery of a chemist on the Gold Coast that Jonathan was caught robbing on March 29, 2015. Both siblings had disabilities and died as a result of being forced to take prescription medication, police say. But police will allege the mother-of-three attempted to claim a A$125,000 Sunsuper superannuation death benefit policy payout between January and August a year ago, directly linked to one of her children's deaths.
  • Former TV5 reporter killed in Afghanistan attack

    Former TV5 reporter killed in Afghanistan attack

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    We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed and wish for the speedy recovery of those wounded. Afghan security forces have said the standoff ended Sunday when they killed the last of the militants. Afghan authorities have not confirmed the attackers wore police uniforms. Meanwhile, after the weekend terror attack in Kabul, the White House demanded Pakistan that it needs to immediately arrest or expel the Taliban leaders who operate from Pakistani ...
  • Disgraced US Olympic doctor given up to 175 years

    Disgraced US Olympic doctor given up to 175 years

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    Aquilina has been lauded by women's activists for her uncommonly forceful defense of the 150 witnesses who came forward to speak out about the abuse they suffered. He faced a minimum prison term of 25 to 40 years on the molestation charges. Citing his letter asking not to hear the victim statements, Aquilina called Nassar out on his moment of apparent denial: "You are guilty, aren't you?" "There is some information here which troubles me in regards to the victims", she said.
  • USA imposes protectionist imported goods tariffs

    USA imposes protectionist imported goods tariffs

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    In response, Seoul plans to file a complaint with the World Trade Organization. South Korea's trade ministry said on Tuesday that it will file a petition with the World Trade Organization against the USA government over new tariffs on South Korean washing machines and solar panels, which the ministry calls a 'violation of WTO provisions'.
  • United Nations urges rethink of Rohingya repatriations to ensure safeguards

    United Nations urges rethink of Rohingya repatriations to ensure safeguards

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    Journalists were allowed to watch the work at the transition camp being prepared for the refugees Wednesday but saw no sign of the almost 700,000 Rohingya chased out by Myanmar security forces and Buddhist mobs since August. The two countries have agreed to a two-year repatriation process that was set to begin yesterday. The two countries have signed an agreement to begin sending people home in "safety, security and dignity", but rights groups have expressed concern about Rohingya ...
  • Kentucky man faces federal charges for Sen. Rand Paul attack

    Kentucky man faces federal charges for Sen. Rand Paul attack

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    The two had an ongoing dispute over yard maintenance for a few months. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of IN charged Rene Boucher, 58, with assaulting a member of Congress resulting IN personal injury. Paul has said he never saw the attacker because he was facing downhill and wearing ear protection from the noise of his lawn mower. Sen. Paul suffered multiple fractured ribs and required medical attention for pneumonia.
  • Uganda's Museveni expresses 'love' for Trump over 'sh**hole' remark

    Uganda's Museveni expresses 'love' for Trump over 'sh**hole' remark

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    As African and world leaders expressed outrage over Trump's comments, Museveni says Trump is one of the best presidents ever for his frankness. "But he talks to Africans frankly", Mr Museveni said. In 2017, Mr Trump allegedly said that Afghanistan was a terrorist haven; all people from Haiti "have Aids", and that Nigerians would never "go back to their huts" once allowed into the United States, .
  • Heavy volcano ash falls force work suspension

    Heavy volcano ash falls force work suspension

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    An explosive eruption at noon local time on Monday was the most powerful since the volcano started acting up more than a week ago. "Because of the volcanic activity, the danger zone was extended from six kilometers to eight kilometers [from the volcanic summit]", he added.
  • Eagles fan who slammed into subway pole OK

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    He's done well here. "But to be able to come back together now and do the things that we've been able to do and he's been able to do is not only a credit to him, but I think just the overall study that we did back in 2012". A year and a half later, Foles' career is no longer in jeopardy. It was the only 100-yard rushing performance by Philadelphia this season. Wearing a gray T-shirt and backward cap, both reading "Conference Champions", Wentz talked with teammates in the Eagles' locker ...
  • IPL to begin on April 7 in Mumbai

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    There has been speculations of when this season's IPL will start and it has been confirmed that defending champions Mumbai Indians will play this year's inaugural match while their opponents name is yet to be disclosed. There are a total of 16 marquee players from India and overseas. There were 1,122 players who had registered themselves for the auction, out of which 578 players have been called in for the auction by all the 8 franchises.
  • Arsene Wenger confirms talks over Aubameyang-Giroud transfer

    Arsene Wenger confirms talks over Aubameyang-Giroud transfer

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    Borussia Dortmund have been holding out for almost £60 million (S$110.4 million) for their Gabon worldwide striker, which would be a record transfer fee for Arsenal . Sanchez missed Arsenal's 4-1 league win over Crystal Palace with manager Arsene Wenger saying that his long-anticipated departure was dependent on the Armenian agreeing to join the Gunners.
  • Mattis Visiting Indonesia, Vietnam to Build Relationships

    Mattis Visiting Indonesia, Vietnam to Build Relationships

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    He was expected to meet other senior Indonesian officials on Tuesday. "We see that as a healthy and a very, very critical part of ensuring that our words are more than just words about wanting peace, but we actually work for peace in this region", he said.
  • Russia Is Banning the Movie The Death of Stalin

    Russia Is Banning the Movie The Death of Stalin

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    Olga Lyubimova, acting head of the ministry's Cinema Department, said the decision was made on January 23, two days before the film was set to open in Russian theaters. It was led by Marshal Georgy Zhukov, who is played by Jason Isaacs in the comedy. Pavel Pozhigailo , a high-ranking culture committee member, said the film "insults our historic symbols - the Soviet anthem, orders and medals".
  • Batten down the hatches: Met Éireann issues orange weather alert for Limerick

    Batten down the hatches: Met Éireann issues orange weather alert for Limerick

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    The country looks like it's going to be hit with even more bad weather tonight. Early commuters faced hard driving conditions, with squally rain, blustery winds and gale force gusts, making the journey to work particularly hazardous. There were also reports of trees down on a number of routes this morning, after strong winds swept across the country overnight. Some of the showers will be heavy.
  • Hawaii governor forgot his Twitter password during false alarm scare

    Hawaii governor forgot his Twitter password during false alarm scare

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    David Ige said he got backtracked posting to his social media accounts about his state's recent missile scare because he didn't know his Twitter account's username or password, Fox News reports. Ige's Twitter and Facebook accounts have always been updated and managed by staff". But it took the governor almost 20 minutes to inform citizens via Twitter that "there is NO missile threat" - while authorities didn't respond until 40 minutes after the initial alert.
  • $1800 for steak and fried fish: Meal bill outrage in Venice

    $1800 for steak and fried fish: Meal bill outrage in Venice

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    They filed a complaint after leaving the Italian city and upon returning to Bologna, where they were on a study visit. Taking to Twitter , Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said authorities would "fully examine this episode" and "check to see if the complaint was made properly".
  • Women Open Up About Abortion Before and After Roe v. Wade

    Women Open Up About Abortion Before and After Roe v. Wade

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    According to a detailed analysis published in The Lancet Public Health Journal last October, women in rural areas of certain red states must travel hundreds of miles in order to get an abortion . If you have a personal story or anecdote you feel comfortable sharing, include that as well. Abortion opponents have worked hard to impose obstacles to women following through on their own choices.
  • Democrats Fold on Shutdown, Reach Deal with GOP to Reopen Government

    Democrats Fold on Shutdown, Reach Deal with GOP to Reopen Government

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    Trump also cited a Tweet from CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta who had written that the president had won, and the Democrats had "gambled and lost". Warner said there was now a "path clear on how we're going to get a full-year budget and we got a path clear on how we're going to start an immigration debate".
  • European Union removes South Korea from tax haven blacklist

    European Union removes South Korea from tax haven blacklist

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    The EU removed eight countries including Panama from its new tax haven blacklist on Tuesday after they pledged to address its concerns, in a move swiftly condemned by activists. "Our aim is to promote good tax governance globally", Goranov said. Today's decision was taken without discussion at a meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council, by means of an amendment to its December conclusions.
  • How Much Are Super Bowl Tickets?

    How Much Are Super Bowl Tickets?

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    In Minneapolis on February 4, they will meet the Patriots , who earlier on Sunday beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC Championship Game . "I'm not surprised", Shurmur said after Foles threw for three touchdowns and 352 yards. This Patriots team is short of weapons aside from Rob Gronkowski .
  • Venezuelan President will run for re-election in 2018

    Venezuelan President will run for re-election in 2018

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    Trump administration in early January, which targeted a state governor and four Venezuelan military officials. "If the world wants to apply sanctions, we will apply elections". The opposition alleged there weren't enough guarantees the vote would be free and fair, but the partial boycott highlighted tensions over how best to confront Maduro, whose decision to create the all-powerful constitutional assembly alongside the opposition-controlled National Assembly has been condemned by several ...
  • New Unemployment Statistics Released By State

    New Unemployment Statistics Released By State

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    The unemployment rate represented a slight dip from November, when the rate was 4.2 percent in Oklahoma. Estimates of the state's labor force participation rate - a measure of how many working-age Mainers are either working or actively seeking a job - increased from 62 percent in late 2015 to around 64 percent last fall.
  • Trump Goes After FBI for Losing Partisan Agents' Text Messages

    Trump Goes After FBI for Losing Partisan Agents' Text Messages

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    Richard Burr, the Republican chairman, told CNN's Manu Raju. The text messages between Strzok and Page were first discovered by the Justice Department inspector general, who is investigating whether political bias played a role in the Clinton email or Russian Federation investigations.
  • 33 dead after two blasts kill worshippers outside Benghazi mosque

    33 dead after two blasts kill worshippers outside Benghazi mosque

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    Ahmed al-Feitouri from the investigation and arrest unit, along with a senior intelligence official, Mahdi al-Fellah, were among the dead and 50 more people were wounded, officials said. It has imposed strict military controls on Benghazi and other parts of eastern Libya. The United Nations has condemned the attacks, saying that direct or indiscriminate attacks on civilians are prohibited under global humanitarian law and constitute war crimes.
  • US embassy to move to Jerusalem by 2019: Pence

    US embassy to move to Jerusalem by 2019: Pence

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    Pence said in a speech to Israel's parliament: "In the weeks ahead, our administration will advance its plan to open the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem - and that United States Embassy will open before the end of next year". But the move has infuriated the Palestinians, with whom Pence is not meeting, and upset America's Arab allies as well. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem ...
  • United Nations refugee agency seeks aid

    United Nations refugee agency seeks aid

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    Days after announcing it was withholding $65 million from a U.N. agency supporting Palestinian refugees, the United States announced it will not provide a separate $45 million it had pledged to the agency, according to the State Department.
  • Flash freeze sends Sutton school bus careening down hill

    Flash freeze sends Sutton school bus careening down hill

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    Officials said the bus driver was picking up students when a flash freeze created slippery conditions. Fortunately, no one was hurt. Perry said the driver of the auto that was hit had already gotten out after having his own trouble with the icy road.
  • Sweden urges China to release dissident bookseller as anger mounts

    Sweden urges China to release dissident bookseller as anger mounts

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    Chinese authorities said they had released Gui in October , but it was unclear to what extent he was a free man. Hua said she did not have any information related to Gui's disappearance, but stressed there were "effective" communication channels between Beijing and Stockholm.
  • Gangrape victim kills herself in Odisha

    Gangrape victim kills herself in Odisha

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    Bhubaneswar: Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram demanded a CBI investigation into the death of Kunduli gang rape victim who ended her life by hanging herself at her residence on Monday. Earlier, the girl had attempted suicide (November 18) by consuming an overdose of iron tablets and was admitted to SCB in critical condition November 19.
  • Gunmen attack Save the Children office in Afghanistan

    Gunmen attack Save the Children office in Afghanistan

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    One suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the gate of the compound, officials confirmed to TOLO News, opening the way for gunmen to enter. "At around 9:10am a suicide attacker detonated a auto bomb at the entrance of Save the Children's compound in police district three ofJalalabad city", he said.
  • Turkish, French presidents discuss Syria over phone

    Turkish, French presidents discuss Syria over phone

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    The battles between the Turkish forces and the Kurdish-led fighters stretched from northeastern Afrin to its southwestern part, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The campaign has caused ripples of concern among Turkey's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, especially the United States which is still working closely with the YPG to defeat Islamic State (IS) Jihadists in Syria.
  • India centre of attraction for investment says FM Arun Jaitley

    India centre of attraction for investment says FM Arun Jaitley

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    The leaders will also join the parade of Republic Day on Jan 26. "All eastern countries, who are in close proximity, could actually play an important role in exchange of ideas and know-how, and become really a strong and powerful area to control the world food market", Badal told PTI at the ASEAN-India Business meet organised by industry body CII.