• Rocket from Syria's Afrin hits Turkish border city

    Rocket from Syria's Afrin hits Turkish border city

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    For the past four days, Turkish troops and allied Arab Islamist fighters have been battling their way into Syria's Afrin canton, which is defended by the American-backed Kurdish YPG militia. The Kurds played a large part in driving out Islamic State from most of northeastern Syria. According to the military, the operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkish borders and the region as well as protect Syrians from terrorist oppression and cruelty.
  • Trump says he's 'looking forward' to testifying in Russian Federation probe

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    Trump also maintained that he was " absolutely " prepared to be questioned under oath by the top investigator. The special counsel's investigators may be moving closer to a face-to-face interview with President Donald Trump . "But we're also not going to comment on "may" or "may not" or 'could be interviewed at any point, '" White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said when asked if Trump would be open to an interview.
  • With Trump meeting, May looks to keep United Kingdom on global map

    With Trump meeting, May looks to keep United Kingdom on global map

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    She added her voice to other world leaders at the summit to defend the liberal worldwide order after a year of protectionist rhetoric by the United States president. The decision by Seoul to dispute the tariffs, which was expected, is the latest sign of rising tension between the United States and key trading partners, including some of its closet allies.
  • Karnataka Bandh Over Mahadayi River Dispute, BJP Alleges Political Conspiracy

    Karnataka Bandh Over Mahadayi River Dispute, BJP Alleges Political Conspiracy

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    BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday charged that the Congress Party still nurtured the "Emergency culture". Addressing the gathering at the event in chaste Hindi for about 30 minutes, the party's president likened the state's Chief Minister to Shakuni and Duryodhana, the two characters in the epic poem "Mahabharataa".
  • 31 dead in South Korean hospital blaze

    31 dead in South Korean hospital blaze

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    Seoul, Jan 26 At least 33 people were killed in a blaze at a hospital in South Korea today, firefighters said, with more than 70 injured. "Some died on their way to another hospital". "Therefore, we primarily rescued all 94 patients [at the care hospital] and completed their transfers [to another hospital]". Around 100 people are estimated to have been hospitalized in Sejong Hospital.
  • Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK)- Consensus Judgments in Focus About

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    Morgan Stanley maintained Alaska Air Group, Inc . US equities traded in a wide range on Wednesday after reaching all-time highs as tech stocks declined. (NYSE:ALK) for 1.33 million shares. Tiaa Cref Inv Limited Liability Co holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Alaska Air Group, Inc . Alaska-based State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has invested 0.06% in Alaska Air Group, Inc .
  • Calls to Poison Control Centers increase

    Calls to Poison Control Centers increase

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    It's a viral trend going with a big health warning and doctors are still urging against the Tide Pod challenge . In a normal year, the Utah Poison Control Center will receive about 200 calls for possible laundry detergent pod toxicity.
  • Jovanna Calzadillas, Vegas Victim Shot in Head, Goes Home

    Jovanna Calzadillas, Vegas Victim Shot in Head, Goes Home

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    A total of 58 people were killed and 851 others hurt during the shooting spree. Jovanna's husband, Frank, was emotional as he told reporters, "I remember I spoke to three doctors there and they all told me the same thing, that there was nothing they could do for Jovanna and that it was a non-survival injury".
  • Trump says he's open to pathway to citizenship 'incentive' on DACA

    Trump says he's open to pathway to citizenship 'incentive' on DACA

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    Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from SC who's been a key part of congressional immigration negotiations, immediately praised Trump's comments after they were made public. Trump said the administration is talking about a long-term plan for about 800 miles of wall, but not in areas already guarded by mountains, large bodies of water, and rough terrain.
  • WH says 'dreamer' citizenship under discussion

    WH says 'dreamer' citizenship under discussion

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    Mr Trump and Republican conservatives have demanded that any immigration deal include funding for his signature border wall and changes in immigration laws to end visa preferences for family members of U.S. Channeling rage from immigration activists, the possible 2020 candidates were highly critical of their leaders' willingness to trust that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., will allow an immigration vote after February 8 if senators cannot strike a deal before then.
  • USA senate votes to reopen government for two weeks

    USA senate votes to reopen government for two weeks

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    Last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said "I'm looking for something that President Trump supports, and he's not yet indicated what measure he's willing to sign". Protections for DACA was already agreed to by both parties, Children's Health Insurance Program is funded for six years, and FISA is going to be renewed.
  • Trump warns Erdogan to limit assault on Kurds

    Trump warns Erdogan to limit assault on Kurds

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    The YPG have been armed by the United States as part of the broader fight against the so-called Islamic State. Turkey's military campaign in Afrin, which lies approximately 30 miles from Aleppo, began last week on grounds that Kurdish militias pose a "security" threat.
  • US Aircraft Carrier To Visit Vietnam In Post-War First

    US Aircraft Carrier To Visit Vietnam In Post-War First

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    The President also appreciated the USA for its effective cooperation and assistance to Vietnam's force joining United Nations peacekeeping operations over the past years, suggesting that the two sides continue working together in the work. The proposed visit is set for March at the central port of Danang, Vietnam's defence ministry said in a statement . President Quang said he was delighted at the positive and practical progress of Vietnam-US relations in all bilateral, regional and global ...
  • ECJ rules against sexual orientation tests for asylum seekers

    ECJ rules against sexual orientation tests for asylum seekers

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    The court added that consent for these psychological tests "is not necessarily given freely" because "it is imposed under the pressure of the circumstances in which an asylum seeker finds himself". The EU court ruled that states can order expert reports to help determine their need for protection but that they must respect European rights laws.
  • Donald Trump says he is 'looking forward' to speaking to Robert Mueller

    Donald Trump says he is 'looking forward' to speaking to Robert Mueller

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    President Donald Trump is rejecting criticism of his Russian Federation probe counter-attacks. - How close is he to Trump? It is unusual for FBI interviews to be conducted under oath, but even if Trump is not interviewed by Mueller's team under oath, it would still be a crime for him to lie to federal agents, said Andrew Wright, a professor at Savannah Law School and a former associate counsel to President Barack Obama.
  • Amtrak engineer missed speed sign before train derailment

    Amtrak engineer missed speed sign before train derailment

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    Seconds later, the train derailed. The derailment spurred House Democrats earlier this month to introduce new legislation to accelerate the implementation of a train safety feature called Positive Train Control (PTC), which automatically decreases the speed of a train traveling over the limit.
  • Wilbur Ross: No Commerce Battle, However China Tech Risk Actual

    Wilbur Ross: No Commerce Battle, However China Tech Risk Actual

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    Ross's comments about the Trump administration's move Tuesday to slap new tariffs on solar panel and washing machine imports conflict with Trump's own statements. "Nobody is trying to ignite a enormous thing like Smoot- Hawley did during the Depression", he said, referring to a 1930 act of Congress that raised hundreds of tariffs.
  • Hawaii missile alert employee not cooperating in probe

    Hawaii missile alert employee not cooperating in probe

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    She said the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency told the FCC "it is working with its vendor to integrate additional technical safeguards into its alert origination software, and has changed its protocols to require two individuals to sign off on the transmission of tests and live alerts".
  • Falcon Heavy makes push for space

    Falcon Heavy makes push for space

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    SpaceX shared a video of yesterday's vital test on Twitter , writing: "First static fire test of Falcon Heavy complete-one step closer to first test flight!" If the Falcon Heavy launches successfully, it will become a commercially available spacecraft capable of carrying heavier payloads into Earth's orbit.
  • Alabama GOP celebrates Doug Jones' win by ending special elections

    Alabama GOP celebrates Doug Jones' win by ending special elections

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    It passed 67 to 31 on a largely party-line vote after a two-hour filibuster from Democrats who said it would diminish voters' voices in the process. But in the House, where Republicans control the chamber and a simple majority is all that's required for legislation, there's pressure on leadership to pass something far more conservative.
  • In second day of shutdown, Republicans, Democrats dig in for fight

    In second day of shutdown, Republicans, Democrats dig in for fight

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    Democrats want to ensure that 700,000 "dreamers" who arrived on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA ) program are not deported, while Trump has said he wants to include dreamers in a large legislative package that would be accompanied by funding for the wall and ramped up security along the US and Mexico border.
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd bringing farewell tour to Darien Lake — CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT

    Lynyrd Skynyrd bringing farewell tour to Darien Lake — CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT

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    A pre-sale will be available for Citi cardholders from January 30 at 10 a.m. local time until February 1 at 10 a.m. local time. For complete presale details visit http://www.citiprivatepass.com . But after more than a half century, one devastating plane crash and innumerable cries of " Free Bird! " the Southern rock stalwarts are ready to call it a career.
  • New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Makes Medical Marijuana Easier to Purchase

    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Makes Medical Marijuana Easier to Purchase

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    In 2010, former Governor Chris Christie signed a law making it legal for marijuana to be prescribed to patients with conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, muscle-control disorders and multiple sclerosis. The current law bans smokeable and edible medical marijuana products. It was also part of his platform to broadly legalize the plant for all New Jersey residents.
  • Thursday forecast: sunny, high 55

    Thursday forecast: sunny, high 55

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    South winds will kick in during the afternoon, gusting near 30mph. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 62. Clouds will linger around Friday and another chance of rain will arrive Saturday morning. High near 46. South southeast wind 10 to 15 miles per hour becoming southwest in the afternoon. Cloudy, with a low around 47. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Belfast's Aimee Fuller to represent Team GB at the Winter Olympics

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    Before the Olympic cauldron is lit in PyeongChang, episodes will delve into how athletes from tropical climates have broken onto the Winter Olympic scene, the evolution and acceptance of snowboarding and four getting-to-know-you shows covering the biggest names on Team USA.
  • What You Need to Know About the 2018 Women's March

    What You Need to Know About the 2018 Women's March

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    The events culminated with the Las Vegas rally, which launched an effort to register 1 million voters and target swing states such as Nevada in the USA midterm elections later this year, which could shift control of Congress. "Beating the feminist drum just seems to me beside the point". A historic number of women have been engaging in politics this past year and it's important to acknowledge and support their involvement so that it is continued for elections to come.
  • Sessions interviewed by special counsel investigating Russian interference in 2016

    Sessions interviewed by special counsel investigating Russian interference in 2016

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    The document highlights the White House's "unprecedented" cooperation with Mueller's investigation including that it has turned over more than 20,000 pages of documents. "He shouldn't. If you ask me, don't do it", said Limbaugh, who has supported Trump since the presidential primary. The president also suggested he had been unfairly targeted as part of an obstruction investigation because he was "fighting back", reiterating there was "no collusion" between his campaign and Moscow.
  • Trump lashes out over Federal Bureau of Investigation agents' missing messages

    Trump lashes out over Federal Bureau of Investigation agents' missing messages

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    As Justice Department observers have pointed out , the agency has said the 50,000 number represents the total amount of texts between the two employees that the inspector general obtained, not the amount that is missing . "Now the Federal Bureau of Investigation "failed to preserve" texts between Peter Strzok & Lisa Page following the '16 election", tweeted Ohio Rep.
  • Brazil's Workers' Party still backs Lula for president

    Brazil's Workers' Party still backs Lula for president

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    Under Brazilian law, a criminal conviction that has been upheld on appeal makes the person ineligible to run for office, although da Silva still has several avenues to get on the ballot by appealing to higher courts. The ruling was undoubtedly bad news for Lula, but the question is how bad. The statement noted that the plan of the coup leaders disagree with Lula's political force, "which arises from the soul of the people", and also with the democratic conscience of the vast majority of ...
  • Don Jr.'s Testimony on Trump Tower Meeting Will Be Made Public

    Don Jr.'s Testimony on Trump Tower Meeting Will Be Made Public

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    Grassley's call to release the transcripts comes one day after two of the committee's Democrats, Sens. He called the Republican memo "another effort to distract from the Russian Federation probe and undermine the special counsel". Separately on Thursday, the US Department of Justice's (DoJ) internal watchdog said it had recovered a trove of missing texts between two Federal Bureau of Investigation officials who made disparaging comments about Mr Trump.
  • Russell Simmons Sued for Allegedly Raping Woman In His Home

    Russell Simmons Sued for Allegedly Raping Woman In His Home

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    Simmons released a statement via his spokesman on Wednesday, Jan. 25, denying the rape allegations . The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court and seeks $5 million in damages, says Jennifer Jarosik went to Simmons' home in August 2016 for a meeting about a documentary she was making and Simmons had agreed to help produce.
  • European Union set to rule on allowing class action against Facebook

    European Union set to rule on allowing class action against Facebook

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    Schrems's claims can not proceed in Austrian courts as "class action" on behalf of other consumers", a spokesperson said, adding that Facebook now looks forward to "resolving this matter". "Today's decision by the European Court of Justice supports the previous decisions of two courts that Mr. Schrems's claims can not proceed in Austrian courts as "class action" on behalf of other consumers", said a spokeswoman for Facebook.
  • United Kingdom govt worker resigns after women 'assaulted' at charity gala

    United Kingdom govt worker resigns after women 'assaulted' at charity gala

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    Speaking to the BBC late Tuesday, undercover reporter Madison Marriage said: "I was groped several times and I know that there are numerous other hostesses who said the same thing had happened to them". "I will never attend a men-only function ever", he said. A spokesman for the Artista agency, which recruited the hostesses, said it was not aware of any claims of sexual harassment but that any complaints would be dealt with promptly and fairly.
  • Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Trabuco Canyon

    Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Trabuco Canyon

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    National Tsunami Warning Center. The quake comes hours after a magnitude-4.0 natural disaster struck the Trabuco Canyon area. On Sep 22, a magnitude-5.7 natural disaster hit off the coast of Northern California. A 5.8-magnitude natural disaster struck off the coast of Northern California on Thursday morning, January 25, the U.S. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said that no tsunami warning was issued after the quake.
  • US relationship as strong as ever - May

    US relationship as strong as ever - May

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    Asked if he would be received well, Trump gestured to a large crowd gathered to watch him enter. "We're very happy to be here", Trump said as he arrived. The " America First " view that underpins the Trump economic program has already seen the USA withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal with 11 countries, and seek a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.
  • Cohn: Trump Will Sell 'America First But Not Alone' Agenda in Davos

    Cohn: Trump Will Sell 'America First But Not Alone' Agenda in Davos

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    Two of President Trump's top officials have landed in Davos , and they're already preparing the ground for their boss's big speech on Friday. Mnangagwa, the first Zimbabwean president to attend the forum, says he is there to meet world leaders and potential investors and to convince them that his country is open to the worldwide community, News24 reports.
  • Trump casts doubt on Mid-East peace talks

    Trump casts doubt on Mid-East peace talks

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    The US also vowed to move its embassy from the commercial capital Tel Aviv, to Jerusalem. Last week, the USA said that it would withhold at least $65m in pledged aid to UNRWA, the United Nations agency that provides services for Palestinian refugees.