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Israeli Arab Joint List Knesset Members Removed Ahead of Pence Speech

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Pence's visit, which is being boycotted across the board by Palestinians, is the highest-level USA visit to the region since Trump on December 6 unilaterally recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital and promised to begin the process of moving the American embassy to the city, whose status is at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read More »

Turkish Jets Bomb Kurdish-Run City Of Afrin In Syria

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Meanwhile, Turkey launched a military operation on January 22 towards Afrin from Syria's Azaz, the Turkish military announced around noon on the same day, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency . Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim reportedly said they are targeting US-backed Kurdish fighters. But the United States is backing the YPG in Syria , seeing it as an effective partner in the fight against ISIS. Read More »

Transformers: The Last Knight Leads Razzie Nominees

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Wahlberg recently made headlines for making significantly more money than co-star Michelle Williams during reshoots of All the Money in the World, and eventually donated it all to Time's Up after a public outcry. Efron starred in Baywatch , which was also nominated for worst screenplay; while Lawrence's role in the divisive horror /satire Mother! gained the film its only nomination. Read More »

Teen suspect shoots 15-year-old girl at Italy, Texas school

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Neither knows the girl's condition. The school will partner with Region 10 to provide grief counseling for students, he said. An Italy ISD parent showed WFAA a text message alert from Superintendent Lee Joffre. Authorities say a 15-year-old female student has been airlifted to a hospital after being shot at a Texas high school and a 16-year-old male student is in custody. Read More »

Weah Takes Office Today As Liberia's President

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Former global footballer Weah played a friendly match against the Liberian Armed Forces side, fronting his All Stars team of former national players and friends, two days before his inauguration. A period of uncertainty followed, eventually leading to back-to-back civil wars between 1989 and 2003, which left an estimated 250,000 people dead and the country's economy and infrastructure in ruins. Read More »

Congress told Lynch knew of plans to clear Clinton

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We learn from Senator Johnson's letter to FBI Director Wray that the Department of Justice has turned over 384 pages of text messages between FBI counterintelligence officer Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page . "Strzok said in a July 1 text message that the timing of Lynch's announcement 'looks like hell, '" the AP reported. Page told Strzok in a text message that "maybe you're meant to stay where you are because you're meant to protect the country from that menace". Read More »

US President Donald Trump insists he is not a racist

Dick Durbin , the Illinois Democrat who went public with accusations about Trump using the language at a closed-door meeting Thursday in the Oval Office. "I can just say what was described in the meeting I had was identical to what was reported later in the news", Flake said. The official said that although this might enrage Washington , staffers predicted the comment would resonate with Trump's base, similarly to how Trump's attacks on NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem did. Read More »

Meet New Chief Election Commissioner

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Prior to his appointment as election commissioner , Rawat served as secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. According to the news reported in NDTV, Om Prakash Rawat is a retired IAS officer of 1977 batch. "Also, the model code of conduct that imposed before every election, poses several constraints in the way of smooth governance, which can be done away with", Rawat had said. Read More »

Spain in extradition bid as exiled Catalan leader travels to Denmark

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Puigdemont was to take part in a debate on Catalonia at the University of Copenhagen later Monday. Carles Puigdemont is wanted in Spain for involvement in a controversial independence referendum. Shortly after his arrival in Copenhagen, Spain's state prosecution service said it had asked the Supreme Court to reactivate the warrant, on charges of sedition and rebellion, originally issued - and later lifted - after he fled to Belgium. Read More »

Trump ends 1st year with lowest average approval rating

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It may come as no surprise, but a new poll has found that Israelis like President Donald Trump more than former President Barack Obama, while the reverse was true in most other countries. Some of the biggest losses were among Washington's closest allies in western Europe, Australia and Latin America. It was up in Israel, Poland, Slovakia, Belarus, Liberia, Lebanon, Iraq, and in perennial US rival Russian Federation, where approval of USA leadership registered only eight per cent, ... Read More »

US Blaming Russia for Supporting North Korea Attempts to Mask Own Failure

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He also expressed concern at the "ebb" in trust on nuclear and other weapons-related issues between the USA and Russian Federation, and the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian conflict. Since 2006 the UN Security Council has adopted 10 resolutions, four of them previous year alone, to ratchet up the pressure . Starting from the first week of January, the Chinese Foreign Ministry summoned embassy officials of all 20 countries invited to the meeting, including Japan, South Korea and the ... Read More »

China beats USA in global leadership: Gallup

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Worldwide, more people now say they disapprove of US leadership (43 percent), than of China's or Russia's (30 percent and 36 percent respectively). The 43% median disapproval, up 15 points from the previous year, set a new record as well, not only for the US but for any other major global power that Gallup has asked about in the past decade. Read More »

Concussion rules Pakistan's Shoaib out of NZ T20s

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Tim Southee will captain the side in Williamson's absence. New Zealand are also resting pacemen Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson. But the scenario looks even further intimidating due to the fact that New Zealand are occupying the top position in T20I Rankings followed by Pakistan . Read More »

Patriots favored by 5-6 points over Eagles in Super Bowl

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Foles proved he can deliver in big games after some critics wrote off the Eagles's chances of winning the NFC title following Wentz's injury. The Eagles total of 15 points probably won't get it done against the Vikings , so quarterback Nick Foles needs to come up with a better performance to complement the running game and get the Eagles offense in the end zone. Read More »

Donald Trump's exercise regimen will amaze you

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Donald Trump's White House physician, Dr Ronny L Jackson, said Tuesday that the president received a flawless score ton the exam. CNN divulged more details about Trump's habits during so-called 'executive time , ' a term used on the president's schedule to indicate he's doing work, but often from the Yellow Oval room, located in the residence. Read More »

Secret Superstar: Aamir Khan, Zaira Wasim starrer makes EXTRAORDINARY collections in China

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The film , which was a moderate hit in India, has made Rs 174.10 crore over the first weekend, putting a seal on the popularity the actor enjoys in China . China is the second biggest film market in the world right now and Aamir has been exploiting it since his 2009 blockbuster 3 Idiots. Film and trade expert Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the latest figures of the film. Read More »

Possible Bomb Threat Investigation Underway at Eagle Ridge Mall

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Lake Wales police Deputy Chief Troy Schulze tells news outlets that at 5:22 p.m., the Lake Wales Fire Department received an alarm call at the Eagle Ridge Mall. Emergency services personnel rushed to the scene where they discovered that an improvised explosive device (IED) had been detonated in the corridor. The Polk County Sheriff's Office, the State Fire Marshall and the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad are assisting with the investigation. Read More »

ONGC stocks soar 6.4% on 51.1% stake buy in HPCL

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The deal is exempt from a public offer as both the entities are related parties but the acquisition involving two listed entities have been carried out on an arm's length basis. "The alternative mechanism under the chairmanship of finance minister in its meeting today approved the price bid of ONGC and the terms and conditions of the sale", it said. Read More »

Philippines Warns Of Imminent Eruption Of Mayon Volcano

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The lava flow in the Missi Gully on Mayon's flank has advanced to some three kilometers from the summit crater, still well within the permanent danger zone around the volcano. "We continue to coordinate with all units involved in providing assistance to communities affected by Mayon's impending eruption". The crater began glowing soon after in what PHIVOLCS said was a sign of the growth of a new lava dome. Read More »

Natalie Portman always feared being objectified by men

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The honor winning performer shared her terrible experience on Saturday while tending to a jam of thousands accumulated in downtown Los Angeles for the Women's March. The 36-year-old sent out a powerful message in a Time's Up T-shirt as she proudly carried her daughter around the Stateside rally. Her culture was clear to her. Read More »

Turkey says no turning back from offensive in Syria

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Turkey reacted angrily to the announcement. The PKK is classified as a terrorist organization by the USA and European Union as well as Turkey. But it is not believed to maintain any American forces in Afrin, an enclave that is not linked to the bulk of Kurdish-run territory in Syria . Read More »

Women's March 2.0 aims to harness Trump opposition

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While not necessarily an anti-Trump event, a lot of the sentiments expressed by protesters took aim at the President's words and policies on topics ranging from women's rights to immigration. "I know that we have a long slog ahead of us to undo the damage that this man has inflicted". Writer and activist Zainab bint Younus encouraged people not to stand silent in the face of Islamophobic hate crimes, reports of which she said have gone up dramatically since 2012. Read More »

Security Council to discuss Syria on Monday-French formin

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The cross-border fire marked the second day of Turkey's new front in the almost seven-year-old Syrian civil war. Turkey considers Syria's Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing, the YPG, "terrorist groups" with ties to the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has waged a decades-long fight inside Turkey. Read More »

White House denies Trump has beef with Kelly

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Democrats said voters would fault Republicans because they control Congress and the White House . Currently, the renegotiation is under a US -imposed March deadline. Immigration activists have been gearing up for this fight for months. As he's done since taking office a year ago, Trump was dominating and confusing the jousting, at times to the detriment of his own party. Read More »

USA government shuts down for the 18th time

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Senator Tester said he would not let Washington fail Montana anymore. There have been 12 shutdowns since 1981, ranging in duration from a single day to 21 days, according to the Congressional Research Service . These employees include some State Department workers, US intelligence agencies, the Internal Revenue Service and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More »

President Trump's New Defense Strategy Is a Return to the Cold War

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the United States is losing its competitive military advantage over China and Russian Federation, marking the central challenge to America's armed forces. The unclassified document accuses China of "predatory economics to intimidate neighbors" while building and militarizing fake islands in the South China Sea. Read More »

Syria's Assad slams Turkey offensive as 'support for terrorism'

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The operation pits Turkey against Kurdish fighters allied with the United States at a time when ties between Ankara and Washington - North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies and members of the coalition against Islamic State - appear dangerously close to a breaking point. Read More »

Who is White House physician Ronny L. Jackson?

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But many social media users had a hard time believing the president only weighs 239 pounds. Dr Jackson said in a press conference on Tuesday that Mr Trump has "incredible genes" and if he had a healthier diet over past 20 years "he might live to be 200" . Read More »

Trump campaign ad calls Democrats 'complicit' in officers' deaths

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Bracamontes made headlines on Wednesday after shouting in the courtroom that he killed cops, didn't regret it, and wanted to kill more . On Sunday's "Meet the Press", White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short defended the president's re-election ad (for 2020) blaming Democrats for the government shutdown and accusing them of being complicit in murder. Read More »