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BBC cameraman attacked by Donald Trump supporter at Texas rally

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As the footage shows, Skeans was recording Trumps speech when the footage suddenly stumbles forwards as he is hit. The cameraman told the BBC that the "very hard shove" came out of nowhere. "Fortunately our cameraman is fine, he is made of stern stuff", he told the Today programme. "I have been spat at before, they hurl abuse at American colleagues in particular", he added. Read More »

Polar Bears Searching For Food Invade Russian Town, Terrifying Residents

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The video was filmed on January 21 but emerged online recently after news about a "polar bear evasion" grabbed headlines in Russian Federation. The people who live on the island have been trying to scare them off. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, a branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences , told TASS . The state of emergency was declared February 9 due to the "mass invasion of polar bears in residential areas", said Alexander Minayev, deputy head of the Novaya ... Read More »

Air NZ flight turned back from China

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China refuses to have diplomatic ties with governments that recognise Taiwan and has been cracking down on airlines that do so. "Tourism is very important to New Zealand , but so is trade and our worldwide relationship - I think that it's very concerning that Jacinda Ardern is the first elected Prime Minister not to visit China within the first year in office since before Robert Muldoon, that in itself speaks volumes". Read More »

Sumatran tiger Asim arrives at London Zoo

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Asim was recently transferred to London from a Danish safari park to serve as a new mate for female resident tiger Melati. Ten-year-old Melati, who had been at London Zoo since 2012, was mauled by Asim shortly after they were introduced and could not be saved, despite the efforts of staff. Read More »

Sen. Amy Klobuchar is Running in 2020 Presidential Election

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He and his father, Dave Brave Heart, took a break from their cribbage game at the Coffee Hag to express their support for the senator. "I am running for you". Tradition is important to her, serving potica at her office in D.C. "I doubt it will [affect voters] much", one unnamed Democratic consultant told Politico . Read More »

Search underway after video shows man abducting woman in Miami

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According to investigators, the woman was taken Friday night outside of La Ceiba Tire Shop, located off Northwest 36th Street, near 22nd Avenue, in Miami's Allapattah neighborhood. "He hit her like 20 more times with the door". "She told me, 'He's going to kill me'". Detectives don't know who the woman or her attacker is. A man is seen getting out of the front seat before dragging her into the vehicle. Read More »

Cali. governor to pull National Guard troops from border

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Grisham, also a Democrat, was as critical of the president as Newsom, declaring, " New Mexico will not take part in the president's charade of border fear-mongering by misusing our diligent National Guard troops". Department of Defense. "We are living in a state and in a nation where people that are here without documentation commit crimes at a substantially lower level than native-born citizens". Read More »

Iran vaunts military, taunts USA as revolution turns 40

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President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran. Earlier at the anniversary celebrations, Iran's president Hassan Rouhani told crowds on Monday that Iran was committed to a path that will see the country expand its "military power". Read More »

May rejects pivot towards Brexit customs union compromise

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In her response in the letter, the Prime Minister said she wanted the Tory and Labour teams to consider "alternative arrangements" to the Irish backstop . British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected the deal, agreed in November, in a vote last month, leaving Britain on course for an abrupt Brexit with no transition period to minimise expected economic disruption. Read More »

Delhi hotel fire kills 17

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A call was received at 4.30 a.m. from Arpit Palace Hotel and immediately 25 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, the officer at the Delhi Fire Department headquarters told IANS. Those staying in the hotel included a group of tourists from Myanmar, broadcaster NDTV said, adding that authorities were trying to ascertain their whereabouts. Read More »

China Upbeat on US Trade Talks, But S. China Sea Tensions Weigh

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The United Kingdom announced Monday that it will send a new aircraft carrier and two squadrons of F-35 fighter jets to the South China Sea as part of a mixed UK/US deployment. Freedom of navigation operations, or FONOPS, are meant to remind other countries that all nations can operate in worldwide waters. China claims almost all of the South China Sea, though Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam all claim parts of it. Read More »

South Korea signs new deal to pay U.S. more for troop presence

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A senior South Korean ruling party legislator said last month that negotiations were deadlocked after the United States made a "sudden, unacceptable" demand that Seoul pay more than 1.4 trillion won per year. In his annual State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday, Trump said he would meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on February 27-28 in Vietnam, following their unprecedented meeting in June 2018 in Singapore. Read More »

Fox host says he 'hasn't washed hands in 10 years'

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OK, pal, whatever you say - I'm still not shaking your hand. "I feel much better after I thoroughly wash my hands, which I do as much as possible". He noted it was all about building up his robust immune system: "I can't get sick". One wrote: 'I think I'm going to throw up. Finally, about a minute later, Hegseth retweeted a commenter, Chris Hayes, speculating that he was "pretty clearly joking" on Sunday. Read More »

Saudis don't know where Khashoggi's body is, foreign minister says

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Khashoggi's murderers, it is time for Congress to step in and impose real consequences to fundamentally re-examine our relationship with the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and with the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen", Mr. Lawmakers, including Menendez and Sen. "Congress doesn't have to wait for the president to fulfil his duty", Murphy said. Lindsey Graham of SC, introduced legislation Friday that would bar certain arms sales to Riyadh in response to Khashoggi's slaying last October by Saudi ... Read More »

U.S. Afghan envoy to kick off intensive trip of 6 countries

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United States officials have told Reuters that, while no formal orders have been sent, the military is preparing for what a withdrawal of about half of the 14,000 USA troops in Afghanistan would look like. Those include the involvement of the Afghan government, which the Taliban refuses to acknowledge. According to a statement issued later by Cmdr. After almost 18 years of US-led war in Afghanistan, the acting Pentagon chief, who temporarily took over after James Mattis resigned over ... Read More »

In Revolution anniversary speech, Rouhani lays claim to Bahrain, other neighbors

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The state has played up this year's anniversary as 40 is symbolic of maturity in the Islamic tradition and the age at which Prophet Mohammed received revelations from God. "Were this regime to make the awful mistake of trying to destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa, it would not succeed, but it would mean that they had celebrated their last Revolution Day". Read More »

Baby girl stable after three-hour rescue mission

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It took emergency workers several hours to get to her . The baby was washed six metres down the storm water drain. There were loud cheers from locals who had been from the scene since early this morning as a firefighter pulled the baby into safety. Read More »

O'Rourke, Trump to headline dueling Texas border town rallies

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Dozens of supporters of President Donald Trump's border security efforts formed a human wall Saturday across a small part of the southern border where there is no fencing. O'Rourke is set to lead a march in opposition to Trump's rally Monday night, with thousands expected to attend. Weeks later, two national groups sprang up to "draft" Beto into running for the White House. Read More »

May to ask MPs for further fortnight's grace in Brexit talks

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At a briefing in Parliament on Friday, Vandendriessche said, "We deplore Tusk's statement which also demonstrates the unwillingness of certain European Union officials to work for an agreement and [it] is profoundly distasteful". Conservative lawmakers are likely to give May more time to negotiate, meaning that nothing changes after Thursday's vote, and the government keeps pursuing its plan to change the exit agreement and put a deal to parliament as soon as possible. Read More »

US Wants Security Council to Recognize Disputed Venezuela President

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the soldiers to prevent the aid from crossing the border. Maduro and his " corrupt regime " has been backed into a corner and will soon crumble, with or without outside help, because 90 percent of the population are fed up and want change - and the army will soon too side with Venezuelan people, Guaido claimed. Read More »

39 die, dozens sick in India from ingesting spurious liquor

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Eight more deaths were reported in another tragedy blamed on tainted liquor in Kushinagar district, also in Uttar Pradesh, regional official BD Gupta told the dpa news agency. Deaths from illicit liquor are common in India, where illegally brewed alcohol is often consumed for reasons including poverty and geographic isolation. Read More »

Winter storm watch in effect for Greater Sudbury

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Parts of southwestern Ontario may be in for another blast of winter weather. "Greatest risk will be north of the Mass Pike but a brief period of moderate/heavy snow also possible to the south and near the coast", the service said Monday . Read More »

Police prevent French yellow vests crossing into Italy

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Another video features a Porsche in a parking lot with its windows shattered and pink smoke coming out of it. Paris police said the man had lost four fingers. "I'm sorry that Macron lived this as a bit lese-majeste", Di Maio said. The " yellow vest " demonstrators, named for high-visibility auto jackets, began in mid-November over fuel taxes then broadened into a more general revolt against a political class they view as out of touch with the common people. Read More »

After Ilhan Omar Tweets, Democrats Urge Leaders To Condemn Anti-Semitism

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House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler of NY condemned Omar's tweets Monday morning. McCarthy's call to discipline Omar, apparently for the 7-year old tweet, came after she apologized. Congresswoman Omar's statements are deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself. She has called the efforts to paint her as an anti-Semite a smear . Other Democrats, including Chelsea Clinton, also tweeted criticism of Omar's rhetoric. Read More »

Gaza officials: Israeli fire kills 2 Palestinian teens

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A Palestinian man who allegedly killed a 19-year-old Israeli woman in Jerusalem has appeared in court for the first time. He expressed condolences to Ansbacher's family. According to Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the Gaza health ministry, Ishteiwi was shot in his neck and Shalabi in his chest, while 17 others were injured in the same clashes. Read More »

EC rejects Thai Raksa Chart PM nomination

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The decision brings to an end a weekend of feverish speculation in Thailand after two remarkable events on Friday. Still, Paiboon Nititawan, the pro-military People Reform Party leader, has called on the Election Commission to meet Monday to consider dissolving the Thai Raksa Party for nominating the princess despite withdrawing her nomination. Read More »

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax calls for investigation into sexual assault allegations

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Beyer also said he believes the two women who have accused Fairfax of sexual assault. "I want to stand here in that truth and restate that my truth, as well as the truth of Dr. Increasing the controversy surrounding top Democrats in Virginia further, the state's Attorney General Mark Herring preemptively revealed that he had previously worn black face as a teenager when he dressed as a rapper for a party. Read More »

Thai court orders release of Bahrain refugee soccer player

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As a recognised refugee travelling on an Australian travel document, Araibi should never have been subject to an Interpol red notice. Former Socceroos captain Craig Foster has built a global coalition of sporting bodies and stars - from both within football and the wider sports community - to call for Hakeem's release and pressure Thailand to return him to Australia. Read More »

Brexit: Theresa May Begging MPs for More Time to Amend Her 'Deal'

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On Thursday - Valentine's Day - MPs will consider a motion on Brexit and a series of amendments, likely to include shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer's attempt to impose a new deadline for a vote on the deal. But it was rejected by the UK Parliament and if it is not approved by Brexit day, the default position would be a no-deal Brexit. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has written to the Prime Minister setting out five demands that would have to be met for his MPs to support a deal, ... Read More »

Possible wintry mix may bring snow, sleet, rain on Tuesday

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The next storm will approach the region by the end of the week. The National Weather Service has decreased forecast snow totals for Northeastern Minnesota, however, with only a 30 percent chance that Duluth, the Iron Range and most of the North Shore will see 6 inches or more. Read More »

Funeral, memorial planned for longtime US Rep. John Dingell

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Dingell, who retired in 2015 as the longest serving member of Congress , then thanked his wife for being at his side for 40 years and for her own public service. Obama pointed to the Civil Rights Act, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act as specific contributions Dingell made to American society. His critics called him overpowering and intimidating, and his Washington office was decorated with big game trophies. Read More »

Snow, ice pellets on the way Tuesday, Environment Canada warns

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The weather agency issued a statement on Sunday for the London, Strathroy and Middlesex area, warning of Tuesday conditions. The chance for snow overnight starts after 1 a.m. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from 2 PM Tuesday until 1 AM Wednesday . Wednesday: Partly sunny and comfortable. DANGEROUS ICE STORM POTENTIAL: As snow begins to try to transition to rain, we are watching the potential for a dangerous ice storm to unfold late Monday night into Tuesday . Read More »

Gay serial killer Bruce McArthur given eight life sentences

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McArthur , who pleaded guilty to eight charges of first-degree murder from 2010 to 2017, was arrested in January 2018 by Toronto police and was initially charged with the murders of five men. "It is my hope that he will never again know freedom and that this sentence begins the hard journey of delivering justice to the victims of these crimes, their friends and families, our LGBTQ community, and our entire city", Tory said . Read More »