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UN says 5000 have fled Syria's Afrin

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Erdogan recently said the operation "aims to give Afrin back to its rightful owners", arguing that 55 percent of people who live in Afrin are Arabs. "We have already delivered humanitarian aid to the local people". Three of the detainees have been remanded in custody pending trial, it added. France's top diplomat is urging Turkey to exercise restraint in Syria, expressing concern about the violent Turkish offensive against a Kurdish enclave. Read More »

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

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This is indeed a way of ensuring that all nations grow equally and that "ASEAN as a block, along with India, becomes a force to reckon with". The maintenance of peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight on all oceans in general and the region in particular is a goal and mission shared by all countries. Read More »

CBI court convicts Lalu in third Fodder Scam case

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Lalu has been convicted under the Prevention of Corruption Act, reports said adding that the quantum of punishment may be announced on Thursday. CBI Special Judge S S Prasad will deliver his judgment in a case that relates to embezzlement of Rs. Read More »

'Padmaavaat' protest: mob vandalises malls, torch vehicles in Ahmedabad

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More than 150 four-wheelers and two-wheelers were damaged as mobs went on a rampage after 8 pm, targetting three malls with multiplexes and a standalone theatre complex in the city. Uttarakhand government said theatres who are screening the movie would be provided adequate security. He also claimed that he never accepted Bhansali's invitation to watch the film ahead of its release. Read More »

Senate strikes deal to end government shutdown

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We're looking forward to the day when Congress can agree on issues without shutting down the government first. Democratic and independent senators who relented in the standoff said they did not necessarily trust McConnell, but had faith that the bipartisan negotiators, including Sens. Read More »

Senator Graham votes to end government shutdown

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Democrats have accused Republicans of poisoning chances of a deal and pandering to Trump's populist base by refusing to back a program that protects an estimated 700,000 "Dreamers" - undocumented immigrants who arrived as children - from deportation. Read More »

Crunch time for NAFTA as negotiators open round of talks in Montreal

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Johansson noted. Mexico shipped $240 million worth of washers to the United States in 2016, according to the ITC. He also believes a new deal will help the US finance payment for the border wall. He was exhibiting there, promoting Canada's mold making industry, and I asked him about the persistent trade surpluses Canada's tool shops run with the U.S. Read More »

North Korea participation to highlight opening ceremony

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It drew an angry reaction from Pyongyang, which called the protesters "human scum" and demanded Seoul apologise. The Olympic rings are displayed at the Main Press Center for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea , on January 23, 2018. Read More »

Expert says North Korea, not Trump, the provocateur

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The head of the Central Intelligence Agency ( CIA ) says North Korea is seeking to acquire the capability to fire multiple nuclear missiles at the same time targeting the United States. North Korea is developing missile and nuclear technology amid regular threats to destroy the United States and Japan and in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions. Read More »

Egypt Armed Forces Issues Statement on Anan's Presidential Bid

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The next appeal hearing is scheduled for March 7. His candidacy also could have drawn a sizable protest vote from Egyptians struggling under high prices resulting from el-Sissi's ambitious reform program to overhaul the battered economy. Egypt will hold its presidential election in March, and a run-off vote the next month if no candidate wins more than 50 percent in the first round. Read More »

Turkey warns USA over Kurdish militia group

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The militia formed the backbone of the Syrian Democratic Forces, US' ally in the war against the Islamic State militants in Syria . "This could be exploited by ISIS and al Qaeda, obviously, that we're not staying focused on them right now". Read More »

Dusky Gopher Frog's Land Battle Heads to High Court

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The owners of the Louisiana land filed a legal challenge to the designation, saying it would infringe on their rights to use the property as they see fit. Meanwhile Collette Adkins of the Center for Biological Diversity, who argued in favor of the government's position in the lower courts, noted that there are now only about 100 dusky gopher frogs left alive in MS, with the dwindling numbers as a direct result of habitat loss. Read More »

US Accuses Syria of New Chemical Weapons Use

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More than 20 civilians - most of whom were children - were hit by the attack on a rebel enclave, the Secretary of State said. "The recent attacks in East Ghouta raise serious concerns that Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime may be continuing its use of chemical weapons against its own people", he said. Read More »

Environment Canada says dense fog may cause 'near zero visibility'

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The weather agency says visibility is near zero in some areas. Cooler temperatures are expected on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Visibilities are expected to improve later this morning, however fog patches are expected to continue through today and tonight and into Tuesday morning. Read More »

Caroline Wozniacki reaches semis, set to face Elise Mertens

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Suarez Navarro has had to play far more tennis than Wozniacki over the past week, and that may catch up to her. "She was playing great tennis, and, you know, she can produce really good and high-level tennis", said the world number four after storming past qualifier Denisa Allertova 6-3, 6-0 in 57 minutes in the last round. Read More »

What the European Union is preparing next for London in Brexit talks

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Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos she also said that Norwegian citizens should receive the same rights as European Union citizens post-Brexit. "More jobs and investment will leave our shores and future generations will pay the price". Ms Fairbairn will set a 70-day deadline for a written agreement on a transitional trade deal between the United Kingdom and EU. Read More »

Figure skating: Two Russians barred from Olympics

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On Friday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) panel responsible for deciding which Russian athletes will be spared the ban on their country for state-sponsored doping and allowed to compete in Pyeongchang, announced it had provisionally eliminated 111 athletes from a list of 500 nominated by the Russian Olympic committee. Read More »

CT, national gas prices on the rise

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On Monday afternoon, the average price of a gallon of regular gas in OH was $2.39, while last week's average was $2.47. However, this year, prices are a nickel more than January 1 - which is an indication that 2018 might be more expensive compared to last year. Read More »

Monday's forecast: Another warm day, possibly rainy night

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A 40 percent chance of showers. Temperatures will warm up across MA on Tuesday as a quickly-moving storm system delivers heavy rain and strong winds. Tuesday , the high will be near 40 with sunny skies and a northwest wind of 7 to 10 miles per hour, the weather service said. A 50 percent chance of showers. Read More »

U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions grilled in Russian Federation 'collusion' probe

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Sessions, who was accompanied by his private attorney Charles Cooper, was questioned for several hours, said Justice spokesman Ian Prior, who declined to elaborate on the nature of the questioning. He was also in charge of the campaign's foreign policy advisers, including George Papadopoulos who has many Russian contacts and tried to set up a meeting between Mr Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read More »

Hundreds come out for the Rally for Life

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Anthony List, led the Trump campaign's Pro-Life Coalition. As Margaret Talbot wrote in The New Yorker previous year, many of these laws, such as those that call for mandatory counselling sessions, in which patients are told about the mental-health consequences of having an abortion, have been framed as efforts to protect women from harm. Read More »

Nation remembers Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on 121st birth anniversary

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On January 20, Banerjee had said on Twitter that she had written to the Prime Minister's Office, asking for the birthdays of Subhash Chandra Bose and Swami Vivekananda to be declared national holidays. The Prime Minister, who is in Davos to attend the World Economic Forum, tweeted a video dedication for the freedom fighter along with a message. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also remembered Netaji's "undying love for the motherland & courage and sacrifice for country's freedom ... Read More »

Driver Darren Osborne 'ran Muslims down after TV grooming drama'

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At the opening of his trial at Woolwich Crown Court, Jonathan Rees QC, prosecuting said: "The evidence establishes that the defendant was trying to kill as numerous group as possible". In March, another Islamic State-inspired attacker killed five people by driving a auto into passers-by on London's Westminster Bridge and then stabbing to death a police officer in the grounds of parliament. Read More »

At Least 1 Killed, Multiple Injured in Shooting at Kentucky High School

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Officials confirmed in a news conference that the suspect was a student, and he left the school building immediately after firing shots in the cafeteria. Joffre said that about 45 to 55 students are typically in the high school's cafeteria in the morning for breakfast. He also says he doesn't yet know the context of the relationship between the boy and girl victim or what charges the suspect might face. Read More »

US Congress clinches deal on spending, immigration to end shutdown

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Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas said he thought Schumer of NY agreed to push back the vote to give his caucus "a chance to chew" on a GOP proposal to break the impasse. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders portrayed the deal agreed to as one proposed by Trump from the start - "to responsibly fund the government and debate immigration as a separate issue". Read More »

Pence defends Trump over vulgar remarks on African immigrants

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Ryan, the vice president for policy and litigation at Common Cause who filed the complaints, explained. Cohen dismissed the double complaint in an. And, according to the reports , it sounds like some of those journalists had a pretty wild time at the Greenville, South Carolina, establishment. Read More »

Google launches new AI centre in France

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Quoting sources from the Elysee Palace, the newspaper said Facebook will invest 10 million euros ($12 million) in its French artificial intelligence center by 2022. In an interview with the BBC , French President Emmanuel Macron said that "you always take a risk when you have such a [Brexit-like] referendum, just "yes" or "no" in a very complicated aspect". Read More »

White House physician releases official report with details of presidents exam

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Ronny Jackson had issued a blanket declaration that Trump was in " excellent health" after last Friday's exam, and promised to provide a fuller readout on Tuesday. He also comments that Trump passed his cognitive test "with flying colors, nearly no hints". Bryant's Sanders jumped in after Bennett's Jackson ended explaining the results by saying, "The President has passed every exam we gave him" including "the physical exam, mental exam, the Tide Pod challenge". Read More »

Germany calls Turkey with concerns about escalation in Syria

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Turkish ground troops entered Syria to push an offensive against Kurdish militia as rocket fire hit a border town in apparent retaliation. The UN Security Council held a closed-door emergency meeting here on Monday on the situation in Syria, which is "at a crossroads", as described by a French envoy to the UN. Read More »

Gingrich on shutdown: Trump thinks he's successful

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That's nothing to sneeze at, she said, given Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the White House - and that President Trump was elected on a hardline platform of curbing immigration. Delaying any action until March, he encouraged Congress to pass legislation to provide the same type of protections that DACA affords young immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children. Read More »

Tennessee Titans announce Mike Vrabel as next head coach

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Technically, he is the 19th head coach hired in franchise history, when you count the Houston Oilers. He was successful linebacker for the New England Patriots from 2001-2008. Now, they've officially got a new head coach in a rather inexperienced Mike Vrabel . The original. The longest tenured. Among the stops he coached at includes multiple teams led by current UCLA head coach Chip Kelly . Read More »