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Czech man killed by lion he kept at his property

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The local regional police spokeswoman told the CTK Agency that authorities had to kill the lions in order to get to the man's body. Mr Prasek purchased the lion in 2016 and the lioness past year and kept the pair in enclosures he built himself in his back garden. Read More »

Bill Shine resigns from White House communications post

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While the split appeared amicable, with Shine going on to work for Trump's campaign, several reports said that the White House communications director had not been meeting the president's expectations. "To be a small part of all this President has done for the American people has truly been an honor", he said in a statement . Trump praised Shine in a statement Friday for an "outstanding job", saying he looked forward to working with him on the campaign, where he expects him to be "totally ... Read More »

Huawei Sues US Over Defense Law

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He complained Washington was "sparing no effort to smear" the company. While Huawei had very little market share in the United States telecoms market before the bill , it viewed Section 889 as a stumbling block to addressing broader problems with Washington as its existence prevented any steps towards reconciliation. Read More »

Chelsea Manning Says She Faces Contempt Hearing, Jail Time

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Manning has said she objects to the secrecy of the grand jury process, and that she already revealed everything she knows at her court martial. Former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been jailed for refusing to testify before an investigation into Wikileaks. Read More »

Shamima Begum: 'Unconfirmed reports' baby son dead

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Her family's lawyer Tasnime Akunjee said earlier on Friday that there were "strong but as yet unconfirmed" reports that the teenager's son Jarrah had died. Now 19 years old, she recently resurfaced at a refugee camp and told reporters that she wanted to come home with her newborn child, Jarrah. Earlier this week, her father Ahmed Ali, who now lives in Bangladesh, blamed the United Kingdom authorities for failing to prevent Ms Begum fleeing the country on her sister's passport. Read More »

Cloudy day with rain or showers for much of the UK

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A rather cloudy day with rain or showers for much of the country. The afternoon will be clear but with scattered showers and temperatures will be between 8 and 12 degrees. It will be cold with lowest temperatures of 0 to 2C with frost and icy patches in places. Breezy with sunny spells and isolated showers on Monday . Snow conditions are not expected to reach the east or south of the country. Read More »

Sen. Martha McSally says she was raped by Air Force superior officer

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The Republican lawmaker did not name the officer who raped her. " Like many victims, I felt like the system was raping me all over again ", she said, tearing up. I thought I was strong but felt powerless. " CBS This Morning " co-host Norah O'Donnell spoke with the senator just after she told that intensely personal story. Read More »

Pope Opens Lent With Call to Avoid 'Clutches of Consumerism'

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For the seventh year, clergy at Christ Episcopal Church in Slidell conducted a drive-thru Ash Wednesday operation in the church's parking lot. Senior pastor at Epworth United Methodist Church, Bob Holliday whispers a short prayer as he makes the sign of the cross on a woman's forehead using ashes. Read More »

Turkey brushes off United States warning over S-400 Russian missile purchase

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It was the latest in a series of warnings the United States has made to Turkey over its plans to buy the S-400. This is a huge decision for Turkey and we've continuously - I've talked to them personally as...all of our leadership has...[and] I would hope that they would reconsider this one decision on S-400, one system, [or] potentially forfeit numerous other systems...that we provide them. Read More »

Sen. Rubio again proposes making Daylight Saving Time permanent

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It codified daylight saving time , although it has been periodically modified, particularly the start and end dates. In a statement to the Orlando Sentinel , Rubio said: "Studies have shown many benefits of a year-round Daylight Saving Time , which is why Florida's Legislature overwhelmingly voted to make it permanent past year". Read More »

Associated Press Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 months

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Mueller's case against Manafort alleged that, over the last decade, he earned millions consulting for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine. Judge T.S. He will be sentenced in his case in D.C. next week. In their sentencing memo, Manafort's lawyers argue for leniency. They say he has developed gout and suffers debilitating foot pain as a result, and that he is experiencing feelings of claustrophobia and isolation. Read More »

AG William Barr not recusing himself from Russian Federation probe, official says

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The decision to decline prosecution would have been far less credible without those details, causing lasting damage to the department's reservoir of trust with the American people. The 2014 case of Jose Padilla, an American citizen captured in the Chicago and held by a presidential order as an enemy combatant in a Navy brig for plotting a "dirty" bomb attack on the United States, was used by Comey. Read More »

Southfield church offers ashes to go on Ash Wednesday

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The "Ashes to Go" event annually attracts several hundreds of motorists who stop their vehicles to receive the sign of the cross on their foreheads. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period leading up to Easter. "I know that for the folks that come here, we feel like we have ministered on this day being able to kind of kick off Lent for folks that might not otherwise get to church", he said. Read More »

Sen. Thune: Dems 'Blinded' by Trump Hate Amid Border Crisis

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Trump has prioritized border security and his long-promised wall on the southern border since he announced he was running for president. He said more common is a situation where an illegal immigrant claims to be a parent, but is lying. That is more than double the levels from the same period a year ago. "She's defying the obvious in the most Trump-like way", Brzezinski said. Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson said he wanted to use the hearing in part to give Nielsen the opportunity to ... Read More »

NJ woman, homeless man plead guilty in GoFundMe scam

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Johnny Bobbitt, 36, of Philadelphia , pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering, and Katelyn McClure, 28, of Bordentown, New Jersey , pleaded to a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The following month, McClure and D'Amico deposited $25,000 of the proceeds into Bobbitt's account, authorities said. Gerrow, a former state prosecutor in Burlington County himself, said he did not understand why the prosecutor's office has not dropped charges against his client following ... Read More »

Teenager dies in Jammu grenade blast, police say 29 injured

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It seems that the grenade was lobbed from the outside, he further said. The area has been cordoned off by the police and a team is investigating the blast. Police have launched a massive hunting operation, with sniffer dogs and forensic experts rushing to the spot. This is the third grenade attack by terrorists in Jammu bus stand since May a year ago, viewed by security agencies as an attempt to disturb communal harmony and peace in the city. Read More »

Glasgow main campus evacuated after suspicious package found

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Police Scotland Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson said that the package found at Glasgow University was not opened and no one was injured. Police said they carried out a "controlled explosion of the device". Hundreds of students and staff members have been caught up the evacuation. Bus Éireann said British police had not been in contact, with a spokeswoman saying: "Bus Éireann are now not aware of this and we have no further comment". Read More »

Donald Tusk claims anti-European forces meddled in Brexit vote

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He says that the European Union needs to step up its game in order to prevent member states from "retreating into nationalism". "In the details, of course, we have differences of views, but far more important than these differing opinions is that this initiative be a good start to a serious and constructive dialogue on the future of Europe". Read More »

USA demands release of journalist Cody Weddle detained in Venezuela

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The German Foreign Office confirmed the diplomat's expulsion: "Daniel Kriener has been declared a persona non grata". Authorities in Venezuela have reportedly arrested a U.S. Maduro, meanwhile, pressed his supporters to hold "anti-imperialist" marches Saturday to counter fresh protests planned by Guaido. The U.S. revoked 49 visas last week and has imposed multiple rounds of sanctions as part of a campaign to force Maduro to turn over power to Guaido. Read More »

Canadian PM Trudeau's former top aide testifies in his defence

On the Prime Minister's website no cancellation has been announced, however an "update" to his itinerary has just one event scheduled for Toronto on Tuesday. The University of Ottawa law professor said: "The details she offered, and the fact that there were written communications, seem to offer clear evidence that several people tried to pressure her and influence her decision, which is improper, in order to further SNC-Lavalin's private interest of not being prosecuted". Read More »

Javid: government must give police more resources to tackle knife crime

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Speaking after the meeting, Mr Javid said: "I think police resources are very important to deal with this". Last year, we had 14,788 offences involving a knife in London alone. Underlining the scale of the problem, five people were arrested yesterday after a gang of males armed with knives entered the grounds of Runshaw College in Leyland, Lancashire, and threatened students. Read More »

Complaint: Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff ran $1m slush fund

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The allegations, which are detailed in a complaint submitted to the Federal Election Commission on Monday, could significantly curtail her burgeoning influence among Democrat ranks on Capitol Hill. Ocasio-Cortez was targeting the 26 House Democrats who voted for a Republican amendment to a gun control bill that would alert ICE when an illegal immigrant attempts to purchase a firearm. Read More »

44 belonging to banned organisations arrested: Shehryar Afridi

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However, he said, the action was not taken due to any pressure. "Pakistan's land would not be used against anyone or any country, and it would not allow others to intervene into its affairs", he said. Any links to India's repeated demands for Pakistan to take concrete actions against militant groups were denied as the real reason behind the series of arrests. Read More »

Michael Bloomberg decides against 2020 presidential run

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The 11 richest man in the world, Mr Bloomberg has an estimated net worth of $51.8 billion, more than 10 times even the most generous estimates of Mr Trump's wealth. Although he had initially been registered as a Democrat, Bloomberg ran for mayor of New York City for all three of his terms as a Republican , though he did briefly switch to being an independent in 2007. Read More »

Jusuf Kalla: IA-CEPA Agreement Not Only Focuses on Trade

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Birmingham said the deal marked a "new chapter of cooperation" between the two neighbours. "As Indonesia continues to grow, the IA-CEPA will provide significant and lasting benefits to our two countries in terms of value for Australian growers; and food security and quality for Indonesia", he said. Read More »

USA deploys THAAD missile system to Israel

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The exercise with THAAD, or Terminal High Altitude Area Defence, involves more than 200 U.S. military personnel and its components include radars and launching systems, Conricus said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the joint exercise, calling it "additional testimony to the commitment of the U.S. to the security of Israel". Read More »

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

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Cummings told CNN on Tuesday that "when you can not get information, you can not be a check", and said Trump's administration is "reluctant" to give the committee "the information that we need to do our job". The aggressive, broad investigation could set the stage for an impeachment effort, although Democratic leaders have pledged to investigate all avenues and review Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report before undertaking any drastic action. Read More »

Syria: Baghouz bombed with white phosphorus

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Over the past few weeks, they have poured out in greater numbers than expected, holding up the final assault . "There are tunnels. We're not sure how many members of the Islamic State are still inside", an SDF commander said from a rooftop about 400 metres from the front line. Read More »

Over 1500 turtles found inside luggage in Philippines

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Under the law in the Philippines , if caught, the animal traffickers face fines of up to 200,000 pesos (€3,372) and two years in jail. Police have rescued more than 1,500 live turtles and tortoises found wrapped in tape at an airport in the Philippines. Read More »

Trump again slams Cohen, Democrats: 'I am an innocent man'

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The Democrats had replaced to the beginning of the year Trumps the Republicans as the majority party in the house of representatives. In his testimony , Mr Cohen acknowledged he did not witness or know directly of collusion between Trump aides and Russian Federation but had his "suspicions". Read More »

Trump says congress grilling of Cohen contributed to summit 'walk'

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Still, US National Security Advisor John Bolton told CBS's " Face the Nation " Sunday that the summit should be seen as "a success, defined as the president protecting and advancing American national interests". But Bolton said that Trump's view is that he "gave nothing away". The Democratic head of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff called the entire summit a "spectacular failure" and said Trump made things worse with his comments about Otto Warmbier. Read More »

Justin Trudeau Loses Another Cabinet Minister as Corruption Scandal Grows

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The scandal has rocked Trudeau's government. President of the Treasury Board Jane Philpott poses for a photo with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during Trudeau's cabinet shuffle, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 14, 2019. ET. September 17 - Trudeau and Wilson-Raybould discuss the SNC-Lavalin file. Justin Trudeau: "Before we talk about the incredible work our Liberal team is doing on climate change, I want to address something that I'm sure is on some of your minds this ... Read More »

India Claims Killed Many Militants in the Strike

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Pakistan's army and air force have a combined arsenal of more than 400 surface-to-air missiles, according to estimates from the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). India said the attack was the handiwork of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a Pakistan based terror group, and accused Pakistan of having a "direct hand" in the atrocity, a claim denied by Islamabad . Read More »

Watch Here: Ben Stiller & Bill Hader Return to 'SNL' for Cold Open

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Stiller appeared in the show's cold open, which lampooned last week's congressional oversight hearing where Cohen discussed his dealings on behalf of his former client, U.S. "Now I know how Kloe Kardashian feels". He gave the spotlight to Hader's perennially irate Jordan, who is "so angry I couldn't even wear a jacket today!" "I'm wide-awake and I can see the flawless sky is torn ". Read More »

USA merges consulate with Jerusalem embassy, downgrading diplomatic relations with Palestinians

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Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. For decades, the consulate functioned as a de facto embassy to the Palestinians. The US decision has been met with a storm of opposition from a wide spectrum of American diplomats. When first announced by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in October, the move infuriated Palestinians, fueling their suspicions that the US was recognizing Israeli control over east Jerusalem and the West Bank, territories that Palestinians ... Read More »

Lawmakers demand documents from White House for Trump investigation

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The House Judiciary Committee has launched a new probe into US President Donald Trump which will focus on whether or not his administration engaged in "obstruction of justice, corruptions and abuses of power". "The Special Counsel's office and the Southern District of NY are aware that we are taking these steps", Nadler said in a statement. In an email, he also noted how typical such requests are, while making sure to point out the atypical levels of crimes allegedly committed by Trump ... Read More »

Victor claims $1.5 billion lottery jackpot in US

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His new client recently came into $877,784,124, after choosing to collect the winnings in a one-time payment, the S.C. lottery said in a news release. The ticket-holder is not the only beneficiary of the win. The long delay for the victor to step forward for the SC prize had stoked months of speculation: had the ticker purchaser died? Some theorised the victor was on the run from police and feared a background check if he or she won. Read More »

Ousting Omar: New Petition to Remove Omar From House Foreign Affairs Committee

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Omar continues to mischaracterize support for Israel", said Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), who is Jewish. She later defended her remarks when criticized by top Jewish Democrats in the House. She ultimately apologized "unequivocally" for those tweets . Omar went on to argue that "being opposed to [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and the occupation is not the same as being anti-Semitic", and said she was thankful for the many Jewish allies who shared her views on the issue. Read More »

Sacramento Cops Responsible For Killing Unarmed Stephon Clark Won't Face Charges

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In an hour-long press conference, Schubert justified her decision to not file any charges against Terrance Mercadal and Jared Robinet, referring to the bodycam and helicopter police videos from the scene, accounts given by the witnesses, an initial 911 call alerting police on a suspected auto burglary, multiple evaluations of Clark's autopsy report and his cell phone history. Read More »

US Democrats demand details of Trump-Putin talks

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Nadler's statements come as other Democratic committees have also indicated they are investigating Trump on multiple fronts. "Tomorrow [Monday], we will be issuing document requests to over 60 different people and individuals from the White House to the Department of Justice ", he said. Read More »

Massive 700-pound alligator in Georgia discovered in irrigation ditch

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A farmer called the GDNA after finding it in an irrigation ditch. He'd been in the ditch for about a week. It was in extremely poor health and had to be euthanized. "This guy was hiding pretty good to get that big", DNR spokesperson Sarah Hanson said, according to USA Today . "It's a testament to Georgia's alligator management program that alligators can grow to this size", Melissa Cummings, a spokeswoman with Georgia DNR, told the First Coast News . Read More »