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Bombing outside Save the Children office in Afghanistan

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Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack , which began with a suicide vehicle bomb outside the office at about 9am local time, followed by gunmen entering the compound. Afghanistan is one of the most hard places in the world to be a child and for humanitarian workers to operate in. The official claimed killing of two attackers but did not give the exact number of attackers. Read More »

Far-right German politician converts to Islam

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His drastic rhetoric helped him rise through the ranks to become a member of the AfD's executive committee in the state of Brandenburg. At September's general election, the AfD rode a wave of anti-refugee sentiment to a 12.6-percent share of the vote, entering the Bundestag for the first time and throwing sand in the gears of the other parties' coalition arithmetic. Read More »

Turkey: 8 hurt in rocket attack from Syria on mosque

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A White House statement about the call did not mention the YPG by name, and Trump expressed hope that the capitals could work to "address Turkey's legitimate security concerns". Turkey launched an offensive into the region on Saturday, attacking US -backed Kurdish fighters near its southern border. The YPG had such stable control of the region that the Russian government also sought to capitalize on it previous year. Read More »

Netanyahu, Trump Slated to Meet in Davos This Week

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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. After the meeting, Netanyahu told reporters he had opined to Merkel that the "only option at the moment is to introduce real and non-cosmetic changes [to the deal] that will prevent the nuclearization of Iran". Read More »

Haqqani commander, two others killed in US drone strike in Pak

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Two intelligence officials identified the slain militants as commander Ahsanullah and Nasir Mehsud. A police officer confirmed the death of Haqqani network commander Ehsan alias Khawari along with his two associates. According to sources, there were at least four people in the vehicle when it was targeted that led to the killing of Haqqani network commander Jumma Khan and his aide. Read More »

Trump Aims To Play Salesman During Davos Economic Forum

He continued: "America First is not America alone". "This is about an America First agenda, but America First does mean working with the rest of the world", Mnuchin said . reserve currency". She said the president believes in a free-floating currency, and she said the dollar is "stable". Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross argued that new US tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines are meant to deal with "inappropriate behavior" by other countries and are not ... Read More »

Twin boys granted different legal citizenship status

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The lawsuit brought on the couple's behalf by Immigration Equality, an LGBTQ immigrant rights organization, alleges that the State Department denied citizenship to the child because the boy did not have a biological connection to the parent with US citizenship. Read More »

Eagles QB Foles goes from backup to hero

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They won't be in it. "I was only worked out by one team, and that was by Coach Pederson", Foles said Sunday after the Eagles won the NFC Championship Game. Philadelphia was winning in the trenches, the Vikings couldn't cover tight end Zach Ertz , and the secondary was torched for a 53-yard TD catch by Alshon Jeffery and a 41-yarder by Torrey Smith . Read More »

Student charged with murder in Kentucky high school shooting

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Fourteen victims were male, and six were female. Apart from those who were shot, five other people were also injured in the chaos, police said. Holt died at the scene and Cope died later at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Then he called and asked her to pick him up, she said. Officers said he walked into the "commons" area where many students gather before classes begin and immediately began shooting. Read More »

Malaysia's inflation in December 2017 up 3.5 pct on year

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That matched the median increase predicted in a Nikkei Markets poll, and was marginally higher than November's 3.4% year-on-year gain. Core measures of inflation reinforced that underlying inflation pressures are weak, she said. Inflation in the quarter was dragged down by falling prices for food, household items and cars. Compared with the month before, the CPI climbed 0.1% after seasonal adjustment, the data showed. Read More »

Pope condemns fake news as satanic

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The Holy Father framed his statement around the biblical verse "The truth will set you free", before delving into an explanation of fake news and disinformation , including how to spot it. He also mentioned that even with denials from trusted authorities, those types of reports spread because of the emotional appeal and it led to many "unwilling accomplices" in spreading the unfounded claims. Read More »

India's PM Warns Against Isolationism at World Economic Forum Ahead of Trump

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Worse is when people say there is a difference between "good" and "bad" terror. "Senior administration officials said that the President has been known to affect an Indian accent and imitate Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi , who in an Oval Office meeting a year ago told him, "Never has a country given so much away for so little in return" as the United States in Afghanistan ", the report said. Read More »

Efforts to bring impeachment motion against CJI begin: Sitaram Yechury

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The first Budget Session of the Parliament is scheduled to begin on January 29. Under the Constitution, 50 Rajya Sabha members and 100 Lok Sabha MPs can move an impeachment motion against a Supreme Court judge. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently said the judiciary is capable of resolving it and the government and political parties must stay out. "Suggestions have come from other opposition parties that we should consider an impeachment motion". Read More »

Feely: Gisele wished me to inform Brady to retire

Yeah, Tom . You should retire so you can have a long, healthy existence with your handsome wife and your kids who'll never sunburn , and definitely not because we want our teams to have a chance to win a Super Bowl . It's starting to appear that she doesn't want her husband to play football anymore, if you believe reports. Brady was never diagnosed with a concussion. Read More »

Elton John announces retirement from touring after almost 50 years

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And I thought the time is right to say thank you to all my fans around the world. The spectacular logo jacket Elton wore at the piano today is a good indication of that. John said said he wants to spend time with his family. "It will take three years probably. I would love to have a little girl". Elton is now coming upon the end of his six-year Las Vegas residency , which will wrap in May. Read More »

Oil Market Closes Near US $70 a Barrel

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US crude prices topped $65.00 a barrel for the first time in more than three years on Wednesday after government data showed the 10th straight weekly drop in USA stockpiles of crude oil . Dollar weakness typically encourages purchases of dollar-denominated commodities like crude oil. Net U.S. crude imports fell last week by 71,000 bpd. Read More »

Queensland mum allegedly murdered her two impaired adult children for insurance payout

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The daughter is believed to have been found dead at a home in Maudsland, before her brother's body was discovered at the same address almost five years later. Following a protracted and complex investigation, the 51-year-old was today officially charged with two counts of murder. She has also been charged for an alleged armed robbery, and another count of torture relating to a third child, aged 25. Read More »

Four US citizens were killed in Kabul hotel attack

A statement from the interior ministry put the blame on the Haqqani network, a group affiliated with the Taliban that is notorious for its attacks on urban targets. The slain included nine people from Ukraine and one person each from Greece, Germany and Kazakhstan, Kabul Police Chief Salem Ehsas said. RFE/RL says its Pashto language broadcast, known as Radio Mashaal, was a public service to counter extremist narrative in Pakistan's mountainous regions bordering Afghanistan. Read More »

Why Vietnam Is Spinning Atop Global Washing-Machine Market

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During a meeting with industry officials, he added that the USA government took actions having in mind its internal policy situation, instead of following worldwide regulations. The below-quota rate goes down to 18 percent and 16 percent in the second and third years, respectively. However, with the imposition of the new tariffs, which will raise the price of imported equipment, experts warn that the American solar energy industry could shrink in size by 10 to 30 percent, which is expected ... Read More »

Myanmar building, but no sign Rohingya are returning

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Bangladesh said the process would be delayed from a start date initially scheduled this week, as officials try to verify lists of people in Bangladesh's sprawling refugee camps who are eligible for return, according to Reuters. "We are not doing anything hurriedly". She told the AP that she saw two men and one woman with their belongings enter Bangladesh in the morning from Myanmar. Read More »

Barbados among 8 jurisdictions removed from EU list

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Ferber suggested that the list should even expand to include European Union member states and their jurisdictions with tax policy loopholes, including Malta, Cyprus and the British Virgin Islands. "Removing Panama, one of the biggest tax havens in the world, is a catastrophic sign in the fight against tax evasion", said Markus Ferber, a member of the Economic Committee of the European Parliament. Read More »

Large volcano eruption within the Philippines forces mass evacuation

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An explosion from the crater on Tuesday night was capped by one of the most massive lava displays since Mayon started erupting more than a week ago. As of Tuesday morning, a total of 9,906 families or 39,250 people living within the eight kilometer extended danger zones were already moved to 28 evacuation centers provincewide. Read More »

RJD Lalu Prasad convicted in fodder scam case

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Ranchi: RJD chief and former chief minister of Bihar, Lalu Prasad Yadav has been convicted in the third fodder scam case on Wednesday. The case is related to the fraudulent withdrawal of over Rs 30 crore from the Chaibasa treasury during 1994 and 1995, as per the reports of India Today TV. Read More »

KILDARE WEATHER ALERT: Status Orange wind warning as Storm Georgina approaches

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A Status Yellow rainfall warning, with up to 35mm of rain expected, is in place for Donegal , Galway , Leitrim , Mayo , Sligo and Clare from 10pm until 10am tomorrow. Afternoon temperatures will reach around 7 or 8 degrees in strong and gusty west to southwest winds. AA Roadwatch confirmed that trees, branches and debris caused road difficulties overnight. Read More »

Season of IPL to Begin on... Check out the Dates!

Also the broadcasters Star India claim that they have no problem to broadcast the overlapping matches simultaneously. Until last season, the timings for the matches were 4 pm and 8 pm respectively. Kings XI will play four of their seven home matches at their home base in Mohali and the remaining three in Indore. This year the one major change to be seen is comeback of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, who were serving a two-year ban. Read More »

USA defense chief says N. Korea a topic on Asia trip

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USA officials later noted that during the meeting with Mattis, Indonesian officials inquired about the price for a delivery of 48 multirole F-16 aircraft, Reuters reported, adding that the deal could be worth an estimated $4.5 billion. "What we want out here (is). a peaceful, prosperous and freer Asia with a free and open regional order defined by the rule of law", the secretary said. Read More »

The untold story of the Roe v. Wade anniversary

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And even a few of the groups that backed Trump most support abortion remaining legal. March for Life President Jeanne Mancini said: "Since 1973, abortion has claimed the lives of over 60 million Americans, and we grieve their loss". Read More »

United States senators strike deal to end federal government shutdown

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LIASSON: Where things stand now is that both houses of Congress have passed another short-term funding bill which gives Democrats , Republicans and the president a three-week reprieve. Immigration hard-liner Tom Cotton, R-Ark., accused Democrats of falsely claiming that Schumer and Trump had made some sort of deal . This shutdown, which began on Friday on the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration as president, undercut his self-crafted image as a deal-maker who would ... Read More »

Unemployment rates hit record lows in 3 USA states last month

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Of the 11 counties statewide with unemployment rates at or below 4.1 percent, only one - Tompkins County - was outside the Hudson Valley/New York City region. Nationally, the rate remained near a historic low at 62.7 percent in December. IN has a 63.6 percent labor force participation rate, which is higher than the national average. Read More »

'No Stone Unturned': US DOJ Vows to Uncover Scandalous FBI Text Messages

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Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) revealed last week that the committee obtained 384 new pages of Strzok-Page texts. U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions was named on Tuesday as the first known member of Donald Trump's cabinet to be questioned over ties between the president's campaign and Russian Federation, as Republicans hit back with allegations of anti-Trump bias in the FBI investigation. Read More »

Hugh Masekela, South African jazz legend, dies at age 78

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Prior to his concert at the Ordway, he was no stranger to the Twin Cities at venues that have perfected hosting top touring African acts. A family statement issued on Twitter Tuesday says Masekela passed away in Johannesburg after a lengthy battle against prostate cancer. Read More »

Twin auto bombings in Libya kills 27

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The second, larger blast went off around 10 to 15 minutes across the street later as security and other emergency officials were on the scene. Both military personnel and civilians are among the victims. The mosque is known to be a base for Salafist groups which fought jihadists in the eastern port city alongside forces loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar. Read More »

School bus full of children slides down icy street in MA

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Video of the bus sliding down the road was caught by a resident who was watching from a nearby window. Police say the driver of the school bus is not facing an investigation. Cheryl Kearney Katz posted a video of the incident to Facebook around 7:10 a.m. The buses would wait on the side of the road in the meantime. The bus took out a mailbox in its path before crashing into another vehicle on the roadway. Read More »

Sweden calls on China to release detained book publisher

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Months later, he appeared on Chinese television to make what his supporters and human rights activists said was a suspicious confession to being responsible for a fatal vehicle accident more than a decade earlier. The New York Times reported that Chinese officials told Swedish diplomats that he was suspected of sharing secret information with them and of meeting them illegally. Read More »

Kunduli gang rape victim ends life, Union Tribal Minister demands CBI probe

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The state government as a precautionary measure closed all schools and colleges today for the safety and security of the students and announced postponement of examinations scheduled for today. He has appealed to the people of Odisha for their cooperation in making the bandh a success. A month after the incident the state police claimed the girl was not raped and that the medical tests done by doctors at different hospitals disproved her allegations. Read More »

Another challenger to Sisi detained by Egyptian army

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The Egyptian army has accused Anan of announcing his intention to run in the election "without getting the approval of the armed forces or following the required procedures to end his service in the military". "The campaign for the nomination of Sami Annan as president of Egypt regrettably announces the indefinite suspension of the campaign out of fear for the safety and security of all citizens who dream of change", it said on the campaign's official Facebook page. Read More »

Government shutdown ends; funding approved through February 8th

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MCEVERS: So those are Democratic and Republican voices. Chuck Schumer announced that his caucus would support a continuing resolution to reopen the government for three weeks. The government will officially reopen Monday afternoon after a three day tantrum from Democrats over DACA. The parties wrangled over whether the vote to extend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program should take place before or after the time frame in which the compromise bill would fund ... Read More »

What Is Patrick Meehan Accused of? Ethics Committee Launches Investigation Into Congressman

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The revelation of the settlement in a report by the New York Times on Saturday led to Meehan's expulsion from the House Ethics Committee, which began investigating his behavior this week. Meehan's office that included a settlement for an undisclosed amount to be paid from Mr. Meehan's congressional office fund". His spokesman, John Elizandro, on Saturday said Meehan "believes there must be real reform to the process for resolving complaints so that those who are truly wronged are given a ... Read More »

Bill Nelson touts bipartisanship in voting to end government shutdown

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The federal government will be open for business Tuesday after President Trump signed a bill funding the government until February 8, Fox News reports. Former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA , programme gave the Dreamers legal protections and shielded them from deportation. Read More »

Who are the key players in Turkey's operation in Syria?

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The US government and the National Security Council are "concerned about the situation", said a second senior administration official. Turkish officials have accused the YPG of being a terror group linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. Read More »

India, ASEAN to focus on maritime transport pact at summit tomorrow

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Given this large and solid foundation, it is incumbent upon the leaders of Asean and India to take the partnership to the next level. Modi will seek to reassure the ASEAN leaders during the retreat as well as the formal summit that the "quad" India recently relaunched with Australia, Japan and the USA to contain China would not undermine the South-East Asian bloc's centrality in the Indo-Pacific. Read More »

Padmaavat protesters go on rampage in Ahmedabad

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The mob also resorted to stone-pelting. Hundreds of protesters went on a rampage vandalising malls and torching cars in the Indian city of Ahmedabad in a bid to stop the release of a controversial Bollywood film scheduled for Thursday. Cops were seen swinging into action only after the mobs had unleashed unprecedented violence on cinema halls. "Still the mall was attacked by a horde of men", the mall manager Rakesh Mehta said, according to a news agency. Read More »

Trump to Host State Visit for France's Macron

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The meeting, on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos and under the slogan "Choose France", was meant to promote France as an investment destination and explain the president's pro-business reforms. Trump and Macron have met and phoned each other several times over the past year. CNN reported that, according to his aides, Macron sees himself as Trump's interpreter in Europe, listening to the USA president and finding common ground. Read More »

NAFTA talks seen ending happily, despite growls from Trump

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Mexican leaders have long warned that they can't ratify a new agreement in Mexico during election season. The focus of the complaint is on trade remedies that the US employs including imposing countervailing duties, anti-dumping and other technical punitive trade measures. Read More »