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Senate Democrats Derail Bill to Avert Shutdown

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In the early afternoon the United States president hosted the Democrat's top senator, Chuck Schumer , to a meeting in the White House. All non-essential Federal employees will be furloughed and will not be paid until a funding bill has passed . Read More »

Hotel in Kabul comes under attack, hostages reportedly taken

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The Interior Ministry has confirmed the attack. An official at the Afghan spy agency told an worldwide news agency that the gunmen were "shooting at guests". Security in Kabul has been tightened since May 31 when a massive truck bomb ripped through the diplomatic quarter, killing some 150 people and wounding around 400 others - mostly civilians. Read More »

Winter storm kills at least eight people as it paralyzes the South

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More than 1,500 U.S. flights have been canceled and even more delayed, with airports in Atlanta, Houston, New Orleans and Boston tallying the most cancellations, flight tracking site Flightaware.com says. It allowed the winter storm to tap into more moisture and produce more snow in many areas. "But staying off the roads right now is important for us", the governor said. Read More »

Abbas curses President Trump

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Embassy to the city. Palestinians' resilience has always won the day, and has shown the way for its leaders. The administration got even tougher on Palestinians on Tuesday, saying it would withhold $65m in funding to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which assists Palestinian refugees, prompting fears of shuttered schools and clinics. Read More »

US, Somali forces kill 4 members of al-Shabab in raid

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A villager confirmed to dpa that Somali troops in armored vehicles backed by at last two helicopters took part in the raid. Human Rights Watch recently reported that al-Shabab militants are forcing communities in remote areas to hand over children as young as eight to be trained as fighters. Read More »

Preliminary Report Released of Las Vegas Shooting

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A total of 58 people were killed and more than 500 injured when Paddock, 64, opened fire from a casino hotel tower into a crowd of concertgoers. "We have done a lot of work trying to piece together what happened", Sheriff Joe Lombardo said during a news conference Friday. Read More »

White House: Trump backs House stopgap spending bill

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Bannon was also one of the president's top advisers during the transition period and in the White House, where he served as chief strategist and was given a seat on the National Security Council. Meuller's indictment of former campaign advisor Paul Manafort had "nothing to do with Russia", Kovalik noted. Both subpoenas come on the heels of Bannon speaking out in a recently released book in which he was highly critical of the Trump administration. Read More »

White House Slaps Down Trump Health Conspiracy Theorists

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The 10-minute exam is created to detect mild cognitive impairment, generally in older patients. Sanders noted that Jackson is the only doctor that has examined Trump and is "the only credible source when it comes to diagnosing any health concerns". Read More »

'Camila' review: Camila Cabello's powerful solo debut

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Does Camila Cabello have a new love in her life? "I wanna work with them so badly". She made promising solo music, such as a placement on Machine Gun Kelly's "Bad Things" and a few singles she released on her own, but they weren't enough to confirm her strong foundation as a solo artist. Read More »

Two foreigners kidnapped in Kaduna rescued

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One suspect was arrested in connection with the kidnapping and police were on the trail of remaining suspects, Abeh said. Kyari said the operation was carried out by combined team of IRT, Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and the Kaduna State Police Command deployed by the Inspector-General of Police. Read More »

ABVP worker hacked to death in Kerala's Kannur

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Muhammed, 20, a native of Kakkayangad Parakandam, Salim, 26, Neerveli Sameer, 25, and Keezhoor Hashim, 39, were arrested from Peravoor while they were trying to escape to Western ranges of Wayanad , via the Periya Ghat Road. The gang of men who were wearing masks had fled the spot as neighbours came rushing. An investigation is underway to nab the culprits. The Thalappuzha police have taken four people into custody and seized a vehicle as part of the probe into the murder. Read More »

Pakistan set 309-run target for India in final

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India beat Pakistan by two wickets to retain title at the Blind Cricket World Cup after playing out a thrilling final at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in UAE on Saturday. Badar Muni's half century helped Pakistan to set a respectable target. With this, India has conquered the World Cup for the second time in a row. Read More »

House Intel Panel Votes To Release Its Fusion GPS Transcript

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The transcript was released following a unanimous vote held by the Intelligence Committee, spurred on by an Op-Ed penned for The New York Times earlier this month calling for their release. It follows the emergence of comments made by his lawyer Joshua Levy to the Senate Judiciary Committee behind closed doors past year that "somebody's already been killed as a result of the publication of this dossier". Read More »

US Govt. shuts down as Trump talks tough

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Democrats are rejecting the package because it lacks an immigration deal to protect so-called "Dreamers" from deportation. Their legal status, which these young people were granted by former United States president Barack Obama , expires on March 5, the date from which their deportations could begin. Read More »

John Lewis says he won't vote for government funding without DACA deal

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While Trump has attacked the judge's order on Twitter , his administration has not yet appealed the decision but is expected to do so. Democrats would get full-scale protection and an eventual path to legality for the 800,000 dreamers , along with a permanent reprieve for Salvadorans, Haitians and others who were given "temporary" protection from natural or man-made disasters in their home countries - protection that was extended by Presidents George W. Read More »

Trump says he wants immigrants from 'everywhere'

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Dick Durbin , D-Ill., and some Republicans . "But I can not believe that in the history of the White House, in that Oval Office, any president has ever spoken words that I personally heard our President speak yesterday". "There are his supporters and his party members who are not rushing out of the door". " That Trump's comments were made public on the evening prior to the anniversary of an quake that devastated the nation of Haiti makes them all the more disgusting, unfeeling and ... Read More »

N. Korea cancels visit to prepare for Olympics in South - Seoul

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So that its status as a nuclear state would naturally become a fait accompli , " he said . The symbolic gestures, agreed by North and South Korean negotiators earlier this week , during the first diplomatic talks in over two years, were meant to add to hopes of an eventual easing of global tensions over Kim Jong-un's rapidly advancing nuclear and weapons programmes. Read More »

China beats United States in global leadership: Gallup

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Worldwide, a median 43 percent disapprove of US leadership - more than the median disapproval for Germany (25 percent), China ( 30 percent ) or Russian Federation (36 percent). interests, including abandoning the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal and withdrawing from the global climate agreement". Approval of the USA government in those countries dropped sharply, the Gallup poll discovered. Read More »

Maria Sharapova vs Angelique Kerber, Australian Open third round

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Open, the five-time major champion's first Grand Slam after returning from a 15-month doping ban. The 30-year-old Serb will now play Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the third round. It was her 11th win, including the Sydney International title last week. It's not just player's having to contend with extreme heat throughout the day. Read More »

What's Different About This Year's Women's March?

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The effort will begin with a voter registration and mobilization event in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, the one-year anniversary of the Women's March that followed Donald Trump's election as president. "This next stage of the movement will channel the energy and activism of the Women's March into tangible strategies and concrete wins in 2018", the organization wrote on its website . Read More »

Donald Trump refuses to apologise after 's***hole' remark enrages several countries

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He told reporters: "I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed". Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) still insists he heard President Trump using vulgar words to describe Haiti, El Salvador and African nations. Pickering said that he hopes other countries know that the US does not have racist views. The group says 1804 is significant because it's about the independence of the Haitian people. Read More »

Donald Trump holds last-minute talks to avert a U.S. government shutdown

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The House passed the bill, known as a continuing resolution (CR), in a 230-197 vote. If it does not pass the Senate, we are looking at a partial shutdown of the federal government in about two and a half hours. Three red-state Democrats - Sens. The fourth is Doug Jones, who was just sworn in as an Alabama senator. The bill needed 60 votes in the 100-member Senate but fell short, with only 50 supporting it. Read More »

Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman describe abuses in Larry Nassar hearing

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More than 100 victims have come forward with accounts of abuse , including Nassar's onetime family babysitter and athletes in several women's sports programs at Michigan State University, where Nassar worked. "Now is not the time for false reassurances", she said. "This has been her right and USA Gymnastics encourages McKayla and anyone who has been abused to speak out". Read More »

Wipro Q3 net profit slips nearly 12%, misses street estimates

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The company's IT services earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) was reported at Rs 1,959 crore, against Rs 2,278 crore, a drop of 14 percent year on year. Adjusted for this event, the margin was higher at 17.2 percent. Further, Wipro declared an interim dividend of 1 rupee or $0.021 per share/ADS. Wipro now gets over 25 per cent of its revenues from Digital. Read More »

Trump vulgarity debate has become a 's-show,' senator says

He was said to have used "s***hole" to describe some nations in Africa. Durbin said after the Oval Office meeting that Trump's words to the senators were "vile, hate-filled and clearly racial in their content". Jackson praised Trump for having a "continues to enjoy the significant longterm cardiac and overall health benefits that come from a lifetime of abstinence from tobacco and alcohol". Read More »

Ex-chief of staff Sami Anan announces presidential bid

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has said he will run for re-election in the presidential elections scheduled in March. On the second day of the Hekyat Watan' [Nation's story] conference, in which Sisi shared with Egyptians achievements made in his first presidential term, he went on to emphasize that Egypt will do its best go achieve the highest level of safety in its airports and touristic destinations. Read More »

CJI Dipak Misra meets the four senior-most SC judges

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The written order, which was released later that evening, ordered the matter be "put up before the appropriate bench". Last Tuesday, in wake of the blistering attack by Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph against the Chief Justice , the two-judge Bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Mohan M Shantanagoudar had adjourned the hearing in the Loya case without listing a date for the next hearing. Read More »

Lower drunken-driving limit to 0.05

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The recommendations in the academies' report would "do nothing to deter" repeat offenders and high BAC drivers, who represent the "vast majority" of alcohol-impaired driving deaths , the Distilled Spirits Council said in a statement . Data from Europe and Australia show that by reducing the BAC limit to 0.05, fatal and injury crashes involving intoxicated drivers have decreased by a minimum of 5 to 8 percent and a maximum of 18 percent. Read More »

Aus Open defends call not to initiate heat policy

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Could not be very fresh after any points, so it was tougher". "There is a limit - a level of tolerance between being fit and being in danger in terms of health ". TV as well, I don't know what you guys ask for at night. The Australian Open has copped criticism from outraged fans for its heat policy as players were forced to play in temperatures approaching 40degC. Read More »

Reject Trump's racist language and work for new immigration policies

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DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that she couldn't remember the president using the word ascribed to him. Nope, when Durbin told news reporters, he was no longer a USA senator loyal to the flag or country. "Never said 'take them out.' Made up by Dems". Mr Trump's outrageous remarks and never-ending capacity to shock the body politic are understandably making headlines, but we must not allow such behaviour to stop the work of basic governance, ... Read More »

Trump won't go to Florida Friday amid shutdown standoff: White House

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President Trump will mark the one-year anniversary of his January 20 inauguration on Saturday at a celebration at the Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla ., according to a new report. Supporters from across the country have flown into Palm Beach for the big gala fundraiser, which Trump wants to attend, but it remains to be determined. Read More »

Mourning victim of Kashmir border mortar shelling

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Jammu : In as many as six ceasefire violation along the worldwide border in Jammu and Kashmir during the last 24 hours, at least six civilians were killed and ii others injured in RS Pura, Rambagh and Heranagar sectors. He hailed from Tamil Nadu, said an official. The district administration has ordered the closure of all schools located within five-kilometre radius from the International Border in Jammu in view of cross-border firing. Read More »

Bengaluru's infamous Bellandur Lake caught fire yet again

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Union minister for Human Resources Development minister Prakash Javadekar and MLA Sri Aravinda Limbavali will visit Bellandur lake at 5 p.m on Saturday. Fire engines and water bowsers from nearby civilian areas also assisted in controlling the fire. "Now, we will take up this cause with the civic authorities", he said. Read More »

Somehow, Donald Trump is the same size as many professional athletes

President Donald Trump likes to eat fast food. The program now protects roughly 700,000 people, mostly Hispanic young adults, from deportation and provides them work permits. Asked about the situation with North Korea, Trump was talking about how Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Barack Obama had dealt with the hermit nation . Read More »

Graham: Seoul 'undercutting' Trump by allowing North Korea at Olympics

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U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is open to talks with North Korea , but "I'm not sure that sitting down will solve the problem". This clearly shows China views the North as a security asset. "The U.S.is miscalculating", the North's Rodong Sinmun newspaper said in a commentary. When reporters asked Moon if Trump deserved credit for the improving relations Moon smiled saying the U.S. Read More »

Al-Attiyah wins Dakar Rally 12th stage

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The lead changed hands numerous times but it was the Qatari who prevailed despite two flat tires for a third stage win of 2018. The Dakar Rally's race organizers last night took the decision to annul the twelfth stage for motorcycles, citing safety reasons. Read More »

Tripura, Nagaland, Megalaya polls: Battle between Left, Right and Centre

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The counting of votes and results for all three states will be declared on the same day i.e. on 3rd March 2018.The polling date was announced by Chief Election Commissioner A.K. The electoral outcome in Meghalaya, where the Congress has been battling internal troubles, is critical for the party. The Left Front is pitted against the Congress, its traditional arch rival in the state, as well as the BJP and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress (TMC). Read More »

3 dead, 6 injured in tugboat explosion near Calvert City, KY

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Jerome Smith, 56, of Thibodaux, Louisiana; and Quentin Stewart, 41, of Opelousas, Louisiana, were identified Friday by the Marshall County, Kentucky, coroner, WPSD-TV reported. Marshall County Sheriff Kevin Byars told the West Kentucky Star that multiple agencies responded to the explosion. Three people were pronounced dead at the scene and numerous other people were injured. Read More »

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

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A North Korean soldier looks south through a pair of binoculars. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha told the BBC this week her government was aware that Pyongyang might be playing for time to reduce worldwide pressure to end its nuclear weapons programme. Read More »

Modi to attend World Economic Forum

After Mr. Trump shared messages in November past year from a member of the controversial group Britain First, highlighting Islamist violence, Mrs. According to The Local , one protester was seen at a march in the Swiss capital of Bern last week carrying a sign calling for Trump to be killed. Read More »

9 dead as huge storms batter Europe

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Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport briefly suspended all air traffic on Thursday (Friday NZ time) as gusts of up to 140 kilometres per hour were recorded along the coast. A powerful winter storm hit part of Europe on Thursday, leaving at least 6 people dead and causing chaos in transportation systems. There were still no trains serving the busy route between Schiphol airport and Leiden Central "due to a defective overhead line", although buses had been laid on, NS said. Read More »

US Supreme Court to take up case on Trump's latest travel ban

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Trump's first travel ban was issued nearly a year ago, nearly immediately after he took office, and was aimed at seven countries. "We have always known this case would ultimately be decided by the United States Supreme Court", said Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin, who has challenged the ban. Read More »

White House doc to provide more details about Trump's health

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A book published this month, "Fire and Fury" by Michael Wolff , asserted that even Trump's own advisers and associates questioned the president's fitness for office. "10 to 15 pounds". Despite the proclamation of a healthy president, there were people who were less convinced of Trump's reported weight and height. Read More »