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Time's Up CEO resigns after son accused of sexual assault, organization says

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Borders, who previously led the WNBA, became the first leader of the Time's Up organization in October. "All of our actions were fully guided by our support for survivors [of sexual harassment and abuse]". Within 24 hours, she resigned as president and chief executive, according to a statement from the advocacy group. It was set up following multiple accusations in late 2017 of sexual misconduct against actors and filmmakers that were fueled by the #MeToo social media movement, and which ... Read More »

Jacob Rees-Mogg Says He’s AGAINST Revoking Shamima Begum’s Citizenship

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In the letter , Renu Begum says none of the family has had any contact with Shamima, but they have watched her on television "set fire to our nation's emotions". Appealing to the Home Secretary, the family said: "We are sickened by the comments she has made, but, as a family man yourself, we hope you will understand that we, as her family can not simply abandon her". Read More »

Benjamin Netanyahu strikes deal with hardline parties ahead of Israel elections

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Former IDF chief Gabi Ashkenazi will join them, making him the third former IDF chief in the party, in addition to Gantz and to former defense minister Moshe Ya'alon. "There are now, as a result of this unification, two, I would say, legitimate major parties". The announcement on Thursday morning came less than a day after the Jewish Home and National Union parties announced that they would engage in a Netanyahu-brokered technical vote-sharing bloc with the staunch-right Otzma Yehudit Party ... Read More »

Mohammed bin Salman in Beijing to become China's biggest oil partner

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After his Pakistan visit, the Crown Prince arrived in India Tuesday night where he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday agreed to tackle the menace of terrorism and increase pressure on countries supporting it. The crown prince said he hoped the investment opportunities for his country in India could exceed $100bn over the next two years, without giving any details . Read More »

Another Labour MP quits party in protest against 'anti-Semitism'

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The three lawmakers, who are all women, announced their split from the Conservatives in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Theresa May . On Monday , then-Labour MPs Chuka Umunna , Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Mike Gapes, Gavin Shuker, and Ann Coffey resigned from the party, saying they were "embarrassed and ashamed" to be associated with Corbyn's Labour, citing concerns over Brexit and anti-Semitism. Read More »

Ex-foreign minister Julie Bishop retires

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Bishop said a number of "extraordinarily talented" people, including women, had contacted her about running in the seat. "I will work hard in the meantime to assist a new Liberal candidate to win the seat", she said. That all earned her the accolade, from Mr Turnbull, as Australia's finest foreign minister. There were strategic reasons why that vote was so low, but for a woman who has practically held the party together over more than a decade, soothed the backbench and deployed energy and ... Read More »

Saudi Prince promises to invest $100 billion in India, fight terror

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud prior to a meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi . After a request from Mr Modi, Saudi Arabia also made a decision to increase the quota for Indian Haj pilgrims to two lakhs from the current 1.75 lakh pilgrims. Read More »

Turtle species thought long extinct found alive and well

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Though a female of the species has never been seen before, a team of turtle biologists used photos and videos of the tortoise to confirm features like its back and face matched what they believed to be the features of the Fernandina. Galapagos was declared a National Heritage Site in 1979 in recognition of its unique species , animals and plants, terrestrial and marine that served as the basis for the English scientist Charles Darwin to develop his theory of the evolution of species . Read More »

Roger Stone gagged after Instagram post

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Stone's Instagram post on Monday suggested that conspirators within the "deep state" had schemed to put his case before an ostensibly unfair Jackson so she could preside over a "show trial". "Really what he's asking for is a second chance", Rogow said. In a letter to the court, Stone wrote that "the photograph and comment today was improper and should not have been posted". Read More »

Pence will meet with Lima Group on Venezuela: spokeswoman

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Guaido still has not provided details on how the aid could come in. He said he was mulling the Colombia border closure following provocations from Colombian President Ivan Duque and US President Donald Trump. Maduro has scheduled a competing benefit concert for Friday and said aid will be given to Colombians and Venezuelans at the same time in the border region. Read More »

Donald Trump sought ally to lead Cohen investigation

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The New York Times , a former newspaper, has released a scathing 532-thousand word investigative report of crack investigations by crack investigators investigating crackly. "I find it hard to believe that his staff didn't reach him that this kind of a report was coming". The judge called the Times report "dynamite, lengthy and well-documented". Read More »

Pakistan PM authorizes military response if India attacks

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The Pakistani government has authorised its military to "respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure" by neighbouring India, as tensions soar between the nuclear-armed rivals. Talking to the media, Ms. Mufti said, "BJP earlier agreed to such issues in AoA, and also to follow the (Atal Bihari) Vajpayee's policy in Kashmir", and stated that nothing other than the dialogue can solve the issues here, "dialogue happen even after wars. Read More »

World's Largest Bee Is Spotted For First Time In Decades

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While the bee does look horrifying, it is a bee, so it probably isn't itching to sting you unless it feels threatened (and again, it's in a part of Indonesia where it wasn't found for 38 years) but still, I'm certainly not going to sleep well tonight knowing this creature is out there somewhere. Read More »

Bernie Sanders announces second USA presidential bid

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Bernie Sanders gave an outline on Tuesday of how he will campaign. He has described Donald Trump as the most risky president in modern American history. The president commented on Sanders' candidacy from the Oval Office on Tuesday, expressing a belief that the senator had "missed his time" to run for the presidency. Read More »

USA special envoy in Hanoi to prepare for Trump-Kim summit

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It's yet to be seen whether anyone else will be present when Mr. Trump meets with Kim. He was unable to hide his excitement that Mr Kim is coming to the city next week for his second summit with the USA president, and hopes for a chance to see him in person. Read More »

Vatican admits to secret rules for children of priests

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The Vatican has revealed that it maintains secret guidelines for priests who father children despite their vows of celibacy, according to a report in the New York Times . According to NYT, the children are sometimes the result of affairs involving priests and laywomen, or nuns, and others subjected to abuse or rape. Read More »

North Carolina Republicans Admit To Suppressing The Black Vote

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If the two Republicans vote to certify Harris' victory, but all three Democrats vote to hold a new election, the board will be deadlocked, forcing the House Administration Committee to determine the victor. Poll worker Agnes Willis told the five-member State Board of Elections in Raleigh on Tuesday that she and other poll workers viewed early results in the Bladen County sheriff's race before the general election. Read More »

'Can't wait to make great memories': Search resumes for missing tourists

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Insp Michael Aldridge told the Port Macquarie News the backpackers had arrived in the area north-east of Sydney on Sunday morning. An air and sea search for a British tourist and his friend missing in Australia has been scaled back. 'From some of the discussions we've had this morning, we honestly believe that these people could well be alive, ' Inspector Neville said. "Police divers from Sydney joined the search yesterday and will continue assisting today", police said, raising fears ... Read More »

Jewish Graves Vandalized in France

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Far-left firebrand Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a vocal yellow vest supporter, said on Tuesday that the protest movement "is not a racist movement" and "is not an anti-Semitic movement", and should not be marred by "these despicable acts". Mr Macron, who has himself been the target of anti-Semitic abuse in the past, added: "We shall take action, we shall pass laws, we shall punish". Several local officials denounced the desecration on social media. Read More »

Saudi Aramco discussing investments in India's Reliance Industries: CEO

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His Royal Highness appreciated consistent efforts made by Prime Minister Modi since May 2014 including Prime Minister's personal initiatives to have friendly relations with Pakistan . The worldwide community, led by the US, has pressed Pakistan to deny safe haven to terror groups operating form its soil and bring the perpetrators of the Pulwama attack to justice. Read More »

Bangladesh fire: Blaze kills dozens in Dhaka historic district

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Numerous victims were trapped in the buildings, according to reports, unable to escape the flames. The flames raced through four adjoining buildings, which were also used as chemical warehouses. "But it will take some time to completely douse the fire here as this building contained many flammable materials", he added. There are hundreds of electrical, telephone and internet cables hanging on to the narrow lanes posing a danger for the local people in Chawkbazar. Read More »

Donald Trump: Islamic State Bride Not Allowed Back to the United States

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She claims she was "naïve, angry and arrogant" when she ventured off to Syria at age 19, according a letter shared by her attorney with media outlets. She was shown in IS propaganda videos purportedly holding her United States passport. The official would not elaborate but said Pompeo's statement was based on the lawyers' conclusions. Read More »

'#Metoo' Painted onto 'Unconditional Surrender' Statue in Sarasota

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On August 14, 1945, people in NY city took to the streets to celebrate the end of the World War II, and among them was a sailor named George Mendonsa. "It wasn't that much of a kiss, it was more of a jubilant act that he didn't have to go back [to fight in the war]", she added. Critics argue the photograph didn't depict romance because Mendonsa, who said he was drinking, simply grabbed and kissed Friedman without knowing her. Read More »

Two hundred families trapped by Islamic State in Syria, U.N. says

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Backed by air strikes by a US-led coalition, the SDF have trapped the jihadists in a section of Baghouz village that is less than half a square kilometre (a fifth of a square mile). Daesh released 10 SDF fighters it had been holding Sunday, but it was not clear what, if anything, the extremists would get in return, the Observatory said. Read More »

Saudi Arabia defends app that allows men to monitor women

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Under the male guardianship law , every woman must have approval from a male custodian in order to travel Critics argue that allowing men to grant this approval via the app normalizes and reinforces an antiquated patriarchal system. Apple and Google have faced backlash from human rights bodies, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. Apple's Cook told NPR last week that the company would "take a look at it". Read More »

PMQS amid cross-party defections over Brexit

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Anna Soubry, who served Mr Cameron as a health, defence and business minister, warned today the battle for the soul of the Tories had been lost by the "One Nation" wing. The BBC reported that two Conservative MPs could switch to the new group and other media reported more Labour MPs could split. "I've been a member for not short of four decades and we never had this problem before". Read More »

The Washington Post sued by family of Covington Catholic teenager

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The suit filed by Lin Wood and Todd McMurtry of Hemmer DeFrank Wessels, PLLC in the United States District Court Eastern District of Kentucky states the Sandmann family seeks compensatory and punitive damages. Phillips in a crowd of students on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. A spokeswoman for The Washington Post told The Cincinnati Enquirer that the organization is reviewing the suit and will "mount a vigorous defense". Read More »

Trump demands Europe put IS fighters on trial

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Mr Trump shocked allies last December by declaring the pullout of roughly 2,000 U.S. troops who had been assisting local forces in Syria against ISIS, whose sole remaining territory is half a sq km in eastern Syria. His tweet prompted a reaction from Paris, Brussels and Berlin. Yet Trump's tweet suggesting that the USA captured the ISIS fighters and the United States could release them is being met with criticism. Read More »

Trump officially organizes the Space Force under the Air Force ... for now

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Space Command. Trump is expected to request money for the program as part of the administration's proposed budget that will likely come out next month. Establishing the space force will require congressional approval. Now, the Air Force, which currently employs 80 to 90 percent of all space-focused military personnel anyway, will house and oversee the new branch through an appointed undersecretary for Space. Read More »

Trump urged acting attorney general to put ally on hush payments probe

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As well as Trump, Whitaker, even though he rebuffed the president, could also find himself in legal peril. Democrats have accused Trump of "obstruction of justice" or intentionally trying to prevent an investigation. 3 post, which is currently being filled on a temporary basis by Jesse Panuccio. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler has accused Whitaker of giving incomplete and contradictory testimony and has threatened to subpoena him for a closed-door follow-up session. Read More »

Putin Warns US Against Deploying New Missiles in Europe

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Russian artillery chief Mikhail Matveevsky (R) and deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov (C) hold a briefing on 9M729 cruise missile that the US says violates the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty , in Moscow , Russia, January 23, 2019. Read More »

Ex-FBI official McCabe responds to 'lying' Trump attacks, calls them 'horrific'

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McCabe's new book, " The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump ", is self-described as "a dramatic and candid account of his career". McCabe claims he was sacked for opening an investigation on the president. McCabe was sacked a year ago by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions , who cited his "lack of candor" during an internal investigation into media leaks about the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. Read More »

European Union would not oppose extending Brexit talks, Juncker said

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We will have friendly talk tomorrow but I don't expect a breakthrough". Her government says Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and chief European Union negotiator Michel Barnier have held "productive" discussions on the backstop. Barroso said Tuesday that the bloc would likely accept a request to the extension to sort out the details of departure. Mrs May will say the United Kingdom has drawn up new legal clarifications on the Irish backstop , the insurance policy to prevent a hard ... Read More »