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Workers At Indian Airport Found A Leopard Cub In Passenger's Luggage

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The AFP news agency reports that authorities are investigating whether the suspect is part of an global smuggling ring. A decision to keep it for public viewing will be taken after 30 days, officials said. The cub along with the passenger have been handed over to the Tamil Nadu forest department for further action. The leopard cub was seized under the provisions of Customs Act 1962 read with Wild Life Protection Act, 1972 and CITES. Read More »

Netherlands recognises Guadio as Venezuelan leader after deadline expires

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Mr. Trudeau said the bulk of the funding will go to "trusted" organizations on the ground in Venezuela and neighbouring countries to help support them as they handle the influx of refugees. "From today, we will spare no effort in helping all Venezuelans achieve freedom, prosperity and harmony", Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said, urging both fair elections and humanitarian aid. Read More »

Justice Department to probe Brooklyn jail that lost power during deep freeze

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The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) claimed, in a statement emailed to the media Sunday, that "Cells have heat and hot water, there is lighting in the common areas and inmates are receiving hot meals". Attorney General Letitia James called the circumstances "unacceptable, illegal, and inhumane " in a statement sent to CBS2. A reporter and photographer for The Associated Press were at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn on Sunday when a woman whose son is being detained ... Read More »

Dozens wounded in clashes with Israeli soldiers in West Bank, Gaza

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Israel has begun building a new barrier along its border with Gaza, the Defence Ministry announced on Sunday (Feb 3). "It's massive and especially strong", the ministry said in an accompanying video clip. But the premier, who is also defence minister, on Sunday pledged the upcoming polls would not affect security decisions. Mustapha Awad, a Hezbollah-trained PFLP member, is part of the US-based NGO Samidoun, which coordinates with the PFLP to secure the release of Palestinian terrorists ... Read More »

Bud Light Debuts 'Game of Thrones' Crossover Ad During Super Bowl 2019

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He stops first at the Miller Lite castle, which had already received its corn syrup , and later at the Coors Light castle, where the king is pleased to get his missing supply. Like beer? Then we have the commercial for you. "Thanks @ MillerLight and @ CoorsLite for supporting our industry". "We think it is good for the beer industry as a whole to be transparent about what's in your beer", Andy Goeler, vice president of marketing for Bud Light , told USA TODAY . Read More »

Iraqi president says Trump did not ask permission to 'watch Iran'

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Trump last May pulled the USA out of the Iran nuclear accord that was brokered by the Obama administration and a number of world powers - including France, Britain and Germany - because he said the pact "should never have been made". Citing two United States officials, the Times said on Sunday that senior U.S. military officers recently visited several Iraqi bases, including in Erbil and the Al Asad Air Base, to determine if existing USA operations there could be expanded with troops ... Read More »

Iran in 'successful test' of new cruise missile on revolution anniversary

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The launch followed Washington's warning to Iran about three rocket launches it had in the works, which the USA insisted would violate a UN Security Council resolution. U.S. President Donald Trump quit the deal previous year and reimposed sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the pact in return for Tehran curbing its nuclear programme. Read More »

United States envoy to European Union: customers should avoid Huawei

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China has demanded her release and has warned of serious consequences for Canada if it fails to do so. December 11: Meng is released on bail of 10 million Canadian dollars (USD7.5 million), and Trump tells Reuters that he might intervene in her case "if I think it's good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal ever made". Read More »

Venezuela's Guaido urges the West to keep up pressure

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The opposition's priority is to end Maduro's grip on power and usher in a transition by holding democratic elections, Guaido said in the letter to Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. All eyes are on the military, which has so far been Maduro's main pillar of support, but there have been signs of unrest in the ranks. He was also expected to announce a date for the arrival of humanitarian aid from the U.S. Read More »

Search under way after plane crashes into house

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Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer told HuffPost via email that the Cessna 414A had "crashed into a residential home" in Yorba Linda "under unknown circumstances" after departing from nearby Fullerton Municipal Airport. Read More »

Iran unveils new missile on 40th anniversary of revolution

Amir Brigadier Hatami pointed out that on the fifth decade of the Islamic Revolution, we prepared the "Defense Achievements and Construction" exhibition at Imam Khomeini's Mosalla in central Tehran, adding that about 350 products in different military fields are showcased at the event as the main achievements of the defense industry of the country. Read More »

Nissan new X-Trail to be made in Japan instead of Sunderland

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That reverses a decision in late 2016 to build the SUV at Nissan's Sunderland plant in northern England, which employs 7,000 workers. But he said: "While we have taken this decision for business reasons, the continued uncertainty around the UK's future relationship with the European Union is not helping companies like ours to plan for the future". Read More »

Venezuelan opposition leader rejects mediation offers

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DOS (Department of State) stated in a statement that it will not extradite American diplomats as it did not consider the Maduro regime as the administration of Venezuela . Could Brazil intervene to remove Maduro from power? Before Pence's speech, South Florida expat leader Carlos Vecchio-who is now the de facto ambassador to the US for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó , who with USA support last month declared himself the country's legitimate president-told WLRN that the next step ... Read More »

Blocked calls, long a mystery, went to longtime Trump family friends

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Trump Jr. told members of Congress he didn't remember whom he called. Rob Goldstone, a British publicist for Emin Agalarov, first reached out to Trump Jr. CNN wrote, "Democrats had reason to suspect the private number was Trump", as Trump's first campaign manager Corey Lewandowski had told the House Intelligence Committee that Trump's primary residence had a blocked phone line. Read More »

Fake university scam: 100 students detained in US, India demands consular access

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Of the 130, she added, 129 were Indian nationals. "These individuals have been placed in removal proceedings, and ICE will seek to maintain them in its custody pending the outcome of those proceedings", the email from ICE said. A post on the official Facebook page of the ATA said, "Beginning in 2015, the university was part of a federal law enforcement undercover operation created to identify recruiters and entities engaged in immigration fraud". Read More »

Donald Trump: Chant 'Finish the Wall' Instead of 'Build the Wall'

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US President Donald Trump listens in a meeting to "discuss fighting human trafficking on the southern border" in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington , US, February 1, 2019. Trump, along with chief speechwriter Stephen Miller, plans to work on the address during a trip this weekend to his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Palm Beach, Florida, aides said. Read More »

Osinbajo escapes as 'own' Helicopter crashlands

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Osinbajo came out of the chopper unhurt and immediately continued his campaign in Kabba, receiving a warm welcome from residents as his team drove through the town. He later later said the vice president told a crowd that "we are extremely grateful to the Lord for preserving our lives". In June past year, his helicopter crash landed shortly after take-off in Gwagwalada where he attended graduation ceremony of 40 senior officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). Read More »

Man arrested over Brisbane Airport ‘bomb threat’

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A Queensland police officer who could speak Arabic was instrumental in helping end the incident, Mr Crawford said. The device was found to be "inert", but Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said its complex appearance "indicates just the extraordinary lengths that a person has gone to to create perception of risk, threat and fear". Read More »

Facebook Removes 783 Accounts Tied to Iran, Some Targeted Morocco

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He said the "majority of these accounts were proactively suspended in advance of Election Day". In a review of its content moderation efforts surrounding last year's United States midterm elections, Twitter said political influence campaigns were far less active last year in comparison to the 2016 U.S. Read More »

Virginia governor apologizes for photo

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The photo shows two people looking at the camera - one in blackface wearing a hat, bow tie and plaid pants; the other in a full Ku Klux Klan robe. The photo was on Northam's profile page. "He's done. The best thing for his state is for him to step aside". Northam is insisting he'll be able to weather the political storm, issuing a statement Friday apologizing for appearing in a "clearly racist and offensive" costume. Read More »

Local expertise on hand to help Irish businesses navigate Brexit

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For its part, the European Research Group - a faction of 60 Tory backbenchers committed to hard Brexit , led by prominent right-winger Jacob Rees-Mogg - has shown no sign of changing its position on either issue. The government has also said it is looking at extending the hours during which parliament sits. But the prime minister's official spokesman said the government remained committed to leaving the European Union on 29 March. Read More »

Punxsutawney Phil says spring is on the way

If Phil sees his shadow, he'll run back into the burrow, meaning we'll have six more weeks of winter. Since the first Groundhog Day in 1887, the groundhog has called for a longer winter a whopping 104 times compared to just 19 in favor of an early spring. Read More »

Elizabeth Warren apologizes to Cherokee Nation for DNA test

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren , D-Mass., has apologized to Cherokee Nation after releasing DNA test results in October indicating she had Native American ancestry, a tribe spokeswoman said Friday. "Harvard Law School in the 1990s touted Warren, then a professor in Cambridge, as being Native American", CNN reported last November. Now, she is apologizing to the Cherokee Nation for having done so. Read More »

U.S. to announce suspension of compliance with nuclear pact

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The Chinese Foreign Ministry slammed the remarks, saying it's completely wrong to link the US withdrawal from the treaty to China and warned that the unilateral withdrawal from the treaty will cause negative impacts in various areas. Ryabkov told TASS earlier that he plans to explain Russia's position to Thompson and emphasize the importance of preserving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Read More »

Afghanistan Slips from Government Control

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The United States and the Taliban said Saturday they had made substantial headway in negotiations to end the 17-year U.S. war in Afghanistan, although sticking points remained. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told a conference in Kabul on January 30 that the "key to peace was in Afghanistan", while the "keys to war are in Islamabad , Quetta, [and] Rawalpindi" - meaning Pakistan . Read More »

Watch what happens to bubbles in the cold Polar Vortex air

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According to details, at least 9 people in Chicago only were reported to have died from frostbites and cold-related injuries, raising the death toll from a previous 12. Snow and ice created treacherous travel conditions, with 26 road collisions reported within two hours on Thursday in eastern Iowa's Johnson County, emergency communications centre chief Tom Jones said. Read More »

Change of Venezuelan government favours creditors China, Russia - Guaido

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Pence said the United States was working to get more aid to Venezuela . The Vice President said: "We are prepared to work with the provisional government of Venezuela, the National Assembly and President Guaido". Most Latin American countries have done so as well, while European governments are also throwing their support behind Guaido, albeit more cautiously. Read More »

US judge mulls gag order on talkative Trump adviser Stone

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The judge gave prosecutors and the defense until February 8 to submit their arguments over the potential gag order. However, Mr. Rosenstein did not tell the Trump legal team if the same were true for the investigation into the president's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, who has already pleaded guilty to multiple charges. Read More »

Canada Cuts Staff in Cuba After Another Diplomat Falls Ill

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Canadian travellers should continue to consult the Government of Canada's Travel Advice and Advisories for the latest updates. Josefina Vidal, Cuba's ambassador in Canada, issued a statement saying her Government considered the move " incomprehensible ", but "Cuba remains committed to keeping the good state of bilateral relations". Read More »

United States man fakes a fall on ice cubes to claim insurance

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In video released from the cafeteria of the unnamed business where Goldinsky worked, he can be seen sprinkling ice cubes on the floor before he pretends to slip on it - later claiming that he was injured in the incident. According to the Middlesex County Prosecutor 's Office, Goldinsky was an independent contractor who operates under the name All Gold Industries. Goldinsky reportedly waited on the ground until someone found him, later filing an insurance claim for the ambulance and medical ... Read More »

US North Korea envoy says Trump is ready to 'end this war'

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Trump pushed back on both assessments , saying the relationship between North Korea and the U.S.is the "best it has ever been" and ISIS "will soon be destroyed". Trump tweeted Thursday that he and the intelligence leaders "are very much in agreement on Iran , ISIS, North Korea, etc." and that he values their service. Read More »

Sen. Cory Booker launches 2020 presidential bid

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A former mayor of Newark, New Jersey, Booker has styled himself a progressive who favors a Medicare-for-all healthcare plan and has a liberal voting record in the Senate. He might be vegan, but Cory Booker's launch video promises red meat down the campaign trail. Although he hopes to tout it as a signature achievement of his career in Congress, Booker acknowledged that the bill is just one stepping stone to overhaul the criminal justice system. Read More »

California’s national parks returning to normal operations

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The end of the partial federal shutdown means the winter visitor center for Acadia National Park at the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce office will be staffed again by rangers. At Yellowstone, regular operations resumed at 11 a.m. yesterday, and park employees began once again collecting entrance fees. There is a lot of snow removal needed around buildings and safety checks that must be completed. Read More »