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World News House braced for vote to overturn Trump's border move
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If that measure passes the House and the Senate, Trump has vowed to use the first veto of his presidency in an effort to block it. The statement, according to the Post, is meant to support the legal actions challenging the President's national emergency declaration and to compel the Trump administration to outline the factual and legal basis of it.

World News India toxic liquor death toll hits 150
Author: 0 India toxic liquor death toll hits 150

According to reports, the victims include a mother-son duo, suspected to have supplied the local liquor at Halmira. Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma vowed those responsible for the tainted liquor would be brought to justice. Ninety-eight workers have died and at least 200 others have been hospitalised in northeastern India after drinking toxic liquor , officials said Saturday, in the latest case of alcohol poisoning in the country.

World News Saudi Arabia supports China against the jihadists
Author: 0 Saudi Arabia supports China against the jihadists

Princess Reema , a George Washington University graduate, is the daughter of Bandar bin Sultan, a flamboyant and influential former ambassador to the USA who acquired the controversial nickname "Bandar Bush" for his closeness with the Bush family.

World News Cargo jet crashes in Texas with 3 on board
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Atlas was operating the flight for Amazon when it crashed. The Chambers County Sheriff's Office confirmed a cargo plane went down near Anahuac Saturday afternoon. The jumbo jet had departed from Miami and was likely moments from landing at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston when witnesses said it crashed nose-first into the bay about 35 miles (55 kilometers) east of Houston.

World News 300 cars burnt in fire at Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru
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An aerial shot of the location where the fire broke out. The events slated for Sunday, the final day, would go ahead as planned, he said. Aero India, that was limited to officials, businesses and foreign delegations, media and restricted invitees for the past three days, was thrown open to public on Saturday.

World News Father turns on callous IS bride Shamima Begum
Author: 0 Father turns on callous IS bride Shamima Begum

George Freeman, who has served as Mid Norfolk MP since 2010, responded to news earlier this week that the 19-year-old would be stripped of her United Kingdom citizenship with a Twitter post outlining his opposition to the move. Begum is currently living in a Syrian refugee camp and now wants to return to Britain. "If she at least admitted she made a mistake then I would feel sorry for her and other people would feel sorry for her", Ali said, adding, "but she does not accept her wrong".

World News Pakistan FM's letter to United Nations warns of security deterioration
Author: 0 Pakistan FM's letter to United Nations warns of security deterioration

India still hasn't been able to accept that. The powerful military's reaction came a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan authorised the country's armed forces to "respond decisively and comprehensively" to any Indian threat. The army spokesman rejected the Indian allegations of Pakistan's involvement in the attack, saying India levelled allegations against Pakistan shortly after the attack without any investigations.

World News Sanders may not need 2016 magic to be 2020 force
Author: 0 Sanders may not need 2016 magic to be 2020 force

Elizabeth Warren , Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris , John Delaney and Julian Castro are among those who have also announced their intention to run. The self-proclaimed democratic socialist is hoping that 2020 will be his moment, arguing that many of his once-fringe ideas are now accepted by the Democratic Party .

World News Colombia claims Maduro wants to sabotage Venezuela aid concert
Author: 0 Colombia claims Maduro wants to sabotage Venezuela aid concert

The border with Brazil - which along with Colombia is one of the main potential avenues for aid delivery - would be "completely and absolutely" closed from 8pm (00:00 GMT) until further notice, Maduro said. Venezuela's deputy United Nations military attaché, Colonel Pedro Chirinos, officially recognised Mr Guaido as the interim president in a video on social media on Wednesday.

World News Covington Catholic teen sues Washington Post for $250 MILLION
Author: 0 Covington Catholic teen sues Washington Post for $250 MILLION

Sandmann was at the center of the viral controversy last month, in which he and fellow students were accused of confronting a Native American protester in Washington, D.C. No member of mainstream & social media mob who attacked him should take comfort from not being sued in initial round of lawsuits which will commence next week.

World News What Michael Cohen will discuss about his seedy past with Trump
Author: 0 What Michael Cohen will discuss about his seedy past with Trump

According to the New York Times report, Trump called Whitaker shortly after he assumed his post late a year ago to ask whether Geoffrey Berman, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York and a perceived loyalist, could be put in charge of an investigation that included Trump's role in silencing two women who alleged past affairs with him.

World News What’s The Future of California High Speed Rail?
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In a statement Tuesday, Newsom said, "It's no coincidence that the administration's threat comes 24 hours after California led 16 states in challenging the president's farcical 'national emergency.' The president even tied the two issues together in a tweet this morning".

World News Hoda Muthana's dubious plea for mercy
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It tweeted that Ms Muthana wanted to help in de-radicalisation efforts. " Hoda Muthana had a valid United States passport and is a citizen". When asked what she thinks is an appropriate measure of punishment for joining ISIS and calling for terror attacks on American soil, Muthana said, " Maybe therapy lessons ".

World News Trump Expects To Meet Kim Jong Un Again After Vietnam Summit
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Vietnam had asked the committee to grant an exemption to senior North Korean officials who are on a United Nations sanctions blacklist to allow them to attend the February 27-28 summit in Hanoi. The officials noted that punishing USA sanctions would remain in place to give North Korea an incentive to move. As the summit frenzy shakes Hanoi, hairdresser Le Tuan Duong has joined in, offering free Trump or Kim hairstyles to about a dozen customers.

World News Trump in 'no rush' to push N. Korea to denuclearise
Author: 0 Trump in 'no rush' to push N. Korea to denuclearise

He was unable to hide his excitement that Kim is coming to the Vietnamese capital next week for his second summit with the American president, and hopes for a chance to see Kim in person. He arrived from Beijing, where he spent a night en route from North Korea. "But Kim Jong-un is a bit like Kim Il-sung". He has even sculpted a almost two-metre (six-foot) statue of the brash USA leader, and while Binh's admiration for the reclusive Kim who has overseen North Korea's nuclear ambitions ...

World News Backed Syria force says ISIS holding 1000 civilians
Author: 0 Backed Syria force says ISIS holding 1000 civilians

A return could only be possible if "we can guarantee that these people can be immediately sent here to appear in court and that they will be detained", Heiko Maas told ARD television late Sunday. It has been a long and destructive battle. Battle-hardened militants, including some of the group's leading fighters and foreign commanders, had taken refuge in the area between Syria and Iraq.

World News It's up to William Barr to release Mueller report
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Most recently, that includes Wednesday morning's base-baiting tweets that the New York Times is "the real ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!" after its report tallying all the times Trump trashed Mueller, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the DOJ and figures at those agencies, in a campaign to discredit the legal process, exposing him to accusations of obstruction of justice as Mueller wraps up his work.

World News US wants pledge for stable Chinese yuan as talks resume
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, speaking last weekend in Germany , urged European allies to take seriously "the threat" he said was posed by Huawei as they look for partners to build the new 5G mobile networks. "The review is looking at a range of options and no decisions have been taken", the spokesman said. The British review "could inevitably serve as an input or a reference point in other countries' risk assessments", he added.

World News Jussie Smollett Indicted on Charges of Filing a False Police Report
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Smollett told police he was attacked by two masked men when returning home from a Subway at 2am on January 29, was forced to flee and taken to hospital. The situation got even more freakish when a pair of muscle-bound Nigerian-American brothers who had appeared as extras on Empire were arrested then released for the Smollett assault.

World News Woman and 3 children found shot dead in MI house
Author: 0 Woman and 3 children found shot dead in MI house

Authorities have not released the victims' identities or explained how they are related. Anyone who comes upon anything suspicious, including evidence of a shooting, is asked to call the sheriff's department at 616.632.6100 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

World News Judge Orders New Hearing With Roger Stone After Instagram Post
Author: 0 Judge Orders New Hearing With Roger Stone After Instagram Post

District Judge Amy Berman Jackson with what appeared to be crosshairs near her head. Judge Jackson's gag order on Stone and his attorneys now prohibits discussion of his case outside the courthouse itself, but she could very well alter it to bar him from saying anything about it at all, at any place, at any time.

World News Sanders announces presidential run, calls Trump an 'embarrassment'
Author: 0 Sanders announces presidential run, calls Trump an 'embarrassment'

He would also be the first Jewish person to hold the United State's top office. The self-described Democratic socialist gave an outline Tuesday of how he will campaign. There is, of course, no way to know in advance if something of that nature might occur, or for that matter, which Democratic or Republican candidate it might afflict (though Trump's amazingly low standard for coherence in public utterances, illustrated again just last week in his "emergency declaration" press conference , ...

World News No Transparency: The Shadowy Company Behind the UK's New 'Independent Group'
Author: 0 No Transparency: The Shadowy Company Behind the UK's New 'Independent Group'

Decent Labour MPs have been in despair for months, privately sharing their angst both with each other and Conservatives too. New political movement "The Independent Group" launches its official website, 18 February, 2019. "Many Labour MPs and members implored Mr Corbyn to act and gave him an unreasonably generous amount of time to act", Falter continued. He went on to assert that it would be "irresponsible" to allow party leader Jeremy Corbyn to become prime minister, accusing the Labour ...

World News US blocks North Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit
Author: 0 US blocks North Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit

Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) revealed last week that, by its estimates, North Korea has enough nuclear fuel to build seven more bombs. But Kim had qualified that commitment "upon the United States taking corresponding measures", Biegun noted, adding that the U.S. side is "prepared to discuss many actions that could help build trust between our two countries".

World News Iran's Zarif accuses Israel, U.S. of seeking war
Author: 0 Iran's Zarif accuses Israel, U.S. of seeking war

That response was in marked contrast to its reception of Vice President Mike Pence , who spoke after the chancellor. He said: "There are territories being liberated, but ISIS or terrorism is not defeated yet, because the ideology is still there, the people are still there and the causes of recruitment are still valid".

World News ‘All Options Are Open’: Trump Puts Venezuelan Military On Notice
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Trump pleaded with Venezuela's military to support Guaido and warned of dire consequences for standing with Maduro. " We seek a peaceful transition of power, but all options are open ", Trump said . President Nicolas Maduro government has refused to take in the aid thus far, saying it could justify foreign interference in the country's domestic affairs.

World News Guaido calls on armed forces to allow in aid
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Guaido declared himself acting president on January 23, but Maduro - who was inaugurated for a second term that the United States, dozens of other countries and the Venezuelan opposition have decried as illegitimate - has neither stepped down as president nor heeded calls to hold another election.

World News Nigerian Army speaks on Buhari's 'death threat' against ballot snatchers
Author: 0 Nigerian Army speaks on Buhari's 'death threat' against ballot snatchers

He said that available information was that the Managing Director of the company was a senatorial candidate of APC in Niger State. "The Constitution and the laws protect INEC, but they can not take us for granted". The Chairman of INEC, Prof. The United States of America (USA) in its reaction said it fully supports the decisions of the heads of ECOWAS and other worldwide missions on the postponement of the election in Nigeria.

World News Attack kills 25 soldiers in Indian Kashmir
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The toll from Thursday's terror attack on a Central Reserve Police Force ( CRPF ) convoy in Jammu and Kashmir rose to 45 as two more troopers succumbed to their injuries, officials said on Friday. The attack is the bloodiest on Indian security forces in the region since an attack on an army camp in 2016. The Indian government accused Pakistan of letting militant groups operate from its soil and called on it to take action.

World News Netanyahu invokes 'war' on Iran at Warsaw summit, then quickly backtracks
Author: 0 Netanyahu invokes 'war' on Iran at Warsaw summit, then quickly backtracks

Even host Poland - eager to please the United States as it worries about a resurgent Russian Federation - has said that it backs the nuclear accord, with which UN inspectors say Iran is complying. The U.S. recognition of contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital, along with the cancellation of hundreds of millions of dollars in American aid to the Palestinians, have prompted the Palestinians to cut off ties with the White House and pre-emptively reject the peace plan.

World News Republican-Controlled Senate to Vote on Democrats' Green New Deal
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But, noting that the Green New Deal is extremely popular among the USA public-with one survey showing that 57 percent of Republican voters and 81 percent of Americans overall support the ambitious idea-Markey concluded that "Republicans, climate deniers, and the fossil fuel industry are going to end up on the wrong side of history".

World News Black leopard photos are awesome but not first in 100 years
Author: 0 Black leopard photos are awesome but not first in 100 years

The leopard, spotted in Laikipia Wilderness Camp in Kenya, has often been seen but getting pictures of it has proven to be very hard. With help from a local tour guide and other leopard researchers in Laikipia County, who followed tracks believed to belong to the leopard, Burrard-Lucas eventually settled on what he considered the flawless spot to set up Camtraptions Camera Traps .

World News DOJ: She Knew US Secrets and Gave Them to Iran
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Monica Elfriede Witt , who defected to Iran in 2013, is accused of helping Iranian officials target USA counterintelligence officers operating in that country. After leaving the armed forces in 2008, Witt worked as a contractor for two years, officials said. The connections she made at that event with dual Iranian-American citizens enabled her to defect the following year.

World News Iran's Islamic Revolution Meant
Author: 0 Iran's Islamic Revolution Meant "40 Years Of Failure": Trump Advisor

The large turnout in state-sponsored rallies came as Iranians face rising prices, food shortages and high inflation that have triggered waves of protests. "The world saw when Iran made a decision to help people of Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and Yemen, they achieved victory". In January, President Hassan Rouhani said his country was experiencing its worst economic crisis since the overthrow of the Shah.

World News 'Time running out for Nicolas Maduro,' Venezuela's Juan Guaido tells DW
Author: 0 'Time running out for Nicolas Maduro,' Venezuela's Juan Guaido tells DW

Guaido's envoy to Brazil, Maria Teresa Belandria, said she had received assurances from Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo over the new aid centre. The militia is a civilian force founded in 2008 to supplement the armed forces. "Why do we protect the assets of Venezuela?" German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who was visiting Colombia, said in the city of Cartagena that Venezuela was on the verge of bankruptcy and that the supply situation of the population was "dramatically bad".

World News Ocasio-Cortez snaps back at Trump after he disparages 'Green New Deal'
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Cabot Phillips of Campus Reform ventured to the University of Miami to discuss Ocasio-Cortez's plan with students and gauge their thoughts on the deal. But others aren't as ready to make a decision one way or the other. "I know I speak for members on both sides of the aisle when I say we are grateful to our colleagues on the appropriations committee for their leadership", McConnell said Tuesday on the Senate floor.

World News Trump calls Ilhan Omar's apology 'lame,' says she should resign
Author: 0 Trump calls Ilhan Omar's apology 'lame,' says she should resign

While Omar has been in office less than two months, she's been surrounded by a number of controversies involving anti-Semitism. The editorial called Omar's apology for her latest tweets , in which she suggested the financial clout of the pro-Israel lobbying organization AIPAC was responsible for Republican lawmakers's support for Israel, "grudging".

World News At Least 17 Killed in Massive Fire at Delhi Hotel
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Among the dead were a woman and a child who tried to escape by jumping from a window, the Indian Express said. Three people jumped from the blazing structure even as 25 fire tenders rushed to the spot after receiving a call at 4.30 am. Building regulations and fire safety measures are routinely flouted by builders and incidents of fires are reported nearly every week from across the country.

World News Messy mix of snow, sleet to make for risky Tuesday commute
Author: 0 Messy mix of snow, sleet to make for risky Tuesday commute

The weather was expected as early as the late afternoon in some areas Monday and was expected to continue through the night making both the Monday evening commute and the Tuesday morning commute hard. A winter weather advisory is issued when there is any freezing rain or if there is two to four inches of snow. The next system to watch could bring some rain and snow to the area Thursday night into Friday as temperatures crash back down into the 20s by Friday into the weekend.

World News Hakeem al-Araibi Finally Welcomed Home By Supporters At Melbourne Airport
Author: 0 Hakeem al-Araibi Finally Welcomed Home By Supporters At Melbourne Airport

Two Australian expert cave divers who had helped rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded Thai cave in July also wrote to the Thai prime minister last week pleading for Al-Araibi's release. "They should think about giving him one minute (on Thursday) but I hope not because next Friday will be a home game", he said. "I want to thank this man who cares so much".

World News ‘Heavy clashes’ as US-backed forces battle IS in Syria: monitor
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On Saturday, Bali said he expected the battle for the last patch of territory held by Daesh to be over in days. While the bounty doesn't explicitly reveal the reason why the veteran foreign terrorist fighter has fallen in disfavour, intelligence officials, cited by The Guardian , suggest that he led the unsuccessful coup attempt aimed against the leader, Sputnk says.

World News Trump won’t meet China’s Xi before trade truce deadline
Author: 0 Trump won’t meet China’s Xi before trade truce deadline

The two sides have three weeks before U.S. duty rates on many Chinese goods are due to jump sharply, which economists say could further weaken the global economy. The President shook his head when reporters asked about the chances of a meeting sending global equities lower as hopes of an early trade deal between the two countries diminished.

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