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649 militants 'neutralized' in Turkey's operation in Syria's Afrin

649 militants 'neutralized' in Turkey's operation in Syria's Afrin

Rockets hit two houses and killed one 17-year-old and wounded another person, Anadolu said. The military also said "utmost importance" is being placed on not harming any civilians. Naki shared a video on social media on Sunday calling for participation in a rally in the German city of Cologne to protest against Turkey's military offensive into northern Syria's Afrin region. Read More

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Weinstein says Affleck denies knowing about McGowan's alleged sexual assault

Weinstein says Affleck denies knowing about McGowan's alleged sexual assault

McGowan has been back in the spotlight, having become leader of a movement to shame predators and claim victim solidarity. Things seemed to be looking up for her, relationship-wise. "There's Justin Timberlake hashtagging 'My wife looks hot tonight hashtag Time's Up hashtag I just did a movie with Woody Allen '". McGowan , moved to tears by the question, replied: "My sister". Read More

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Trump Issues Order to Keep Guantanamo Open

Trump Issues Order to Keep Guantanamo Open

Practically, not much is expected to change with Trump's new order, said Lee Wolosky, who was Obama's special envoy at the State Department for closing Guantanamo. The prison on the American military base at Guantanamo Bay, a base in Cuban territory and never returned, has been used for years to detain accused terrorists and enemy combatants. Read More

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Kenya TV networks gagged ahead of Odinga 'inauguration'

Kenya TV networks gagged ahead of Odinga 'inauguration'

A swarm of abandoned bees were discovered at Uhuru Park ahead of the planned "swearing-in" of Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka as the people's president and deputy respectively . "The rallies shut down roadways as opposition supporters blocked vehicles heading to the Upper Hill district of the city, and crowds destroyed signs that read" Uhuru Kenyatta , President of the Republic of Kenya". Read More

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Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran wants to turn Lebanon into a giant missile site

Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran wants to turn Lebanon into a giant missile site

Israeli officials have described the smuggling of Iranian missiles to Hezbollah and increasing Iranian presence close to the Israeli border as unacceptable "red lines" that could bring them to decide to start a war in Lebanon . The two leaders were meeting at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow, where together they toured a new exhibit on the Sobibór extermination camp. Read More

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Melania Trump Visits Holocaust Museum After Abruptly Canceling Switzerland Trip

Melania Trump Visits Holocaust Museum After Abruptly Canceling Switzerland Trip

Donald and Melania's son Barron Trump was just three months old at the time. Freakish reports have since claimed he made Daniels spank him with a copy of Forbes that featured his own face on the cover. The first lady toured the museum and participated in a moment of silence to pay respect to the millions of Jews who died in the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazi persecution, ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Saturday. Read More

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Finland elections: President Sauli Niinisto reelected with huge majority

Finland elections: President Sauli Niinisto reelected with huge majority

Niinisto, 69, who originally represented the conservative NCP party, was leading with 64.3 percent of the votes, compared to Haavisto's 11.1 percent, with around 50 percent of votes counted. During his first term as president, Niinisto is credited for having deepened ties with the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation without antagonizing Russian Federation, with whom the Nordic country shares the longest border in the bloc. Read More

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Trump acting, talking as if he has something to hide

Trump acting, talking as if he has something to hide

The Axios founder added that Trump's remark about meeting with the special counsel caused particular consternation for the president's lawyers. There have been conversations about protecting Mueller in the past, but last week's report by The New York Times , claiming that Trump wanted to fire the investigator last summer, brought new attention to the matter, even though Trump denied the report and called it "fake news". Read More

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Budget session from Monday

Budget session from Monday

We are committed to "Empowerment and not Appeasement" . Apart from farmers , he also talked about government's other initiatives. In his customary address to the media outside Parliament House building on the first day of a Parliamentary session, Modi said it was the government's effort as well as the expectation of the people that there would be no politics on an important issue like triple talaq and that Muslim women would get their right. Read More

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FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepping aside

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepping aside

It has been known that McCabe would retire in March, but at this time it's unclear why it was moved up. He is now on leave but will formally retire in March, according to CBS News. 2 FBI official in March. Trump's dislike of McCabe dates back to October 2016, when news stories revealed McCabe's wife had run as a Democrat for the Virginia state legislature, aided with almost $500,000 in donations from the political action committee of then-Governor Terry McAuliffe, a close ally of Hillary ... Read More

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5 dead after shooting at Melcroft, Fayette County

5 dead after shooting at Melcroft, Fayette County

He said two bodies were found in a pickup and two others on the auto wash parking lot. The identity of the victims, three men and two women, were not immediately available, police said. "Timothy Smith was also wearing a body armor carrier without the ballistic panels inserted, and had several magazines for the AR 15 and the 9mm handgun", Bower said. Read More

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Joe McKnight shooter found guilty of manslaughter

Joe McKnight shooter found guilty of manslaughter

He cited the lack of gun powder on McKnight's body as evidence that McKnight wasn't close to Gasser. A sentencing date was set for March 15. Defense attorney Goetz said he planned to file for an appeal, reports said. Closing arguments wrapped up Friday morning in the second-degree murder trial of Ronald Gasser . Jurors began deliberating Friday afternoon and came to a conclusion not long after. Read More

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Rahul watches R-Day parade from sixth row, Congress cries foul

Rahul watches R-Day parade from sixth row, Congress cries foul

All 10 ASEAN leaders conveyed to India their desire for it to play a more assertive role in the strategically important Indo-Pacific region while recognising the country's growing stature in ensuring regional peace and stability. "But unlike the Congress, the BJP does not stoop so low and believes in a healthy democracy", Baluni said. A Congress leader had yesterday alleged that by not allocating a seat to the Congress president in the front row, the Modi government was resorting to " cheap ... Read More

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President Zeman defends his post, beats academic Drahoš

President Zeman defends his post, beats academic Drahoš

A mild-mannered centrist whom critics have branded "wishy-washy", Drahos wants Prague to "play a more active role in the EU" and backs joining the eurozone. Any new government has to win a parliamentary confidence vote to rule. Mr Babis failed to secure parliamentary approval as premier earlier this month but Mr Zeman immediately nominated him again, regardless of the fact that the tycoon is accused of fraud over the alleged misuse of European Union funds. Read More

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Rachael Denhollander publishes op-ed on Larry Nassar

Rachael Denhollander publishes op-ed on Larry Nassar

Hollis has been athletic director since he took over for Ron Mason on January 1, 2008. Klages retired in February 2017 and released a statement through her attorney saying she was "extremely distressed by the accusations that have been made about her creating any sort of impediment to gymnasts reporting complaints of criminal sexual conduct or sexually inappropriate behavior". Read More

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Rep. Pat Meehan will not seek reelection after sexual harassment furor

Rep. Pat Meehan will not seek reelection after sexual harassment furor

A spokesman for Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan says U.S. Rep. "After consultation with my wife, Carolyn, and with my three sons, and after prayerful reflection, I write to inform you that I will not seek re-election to the United States Congress for the Seventh Congressional District in 2018", Meehan wrote in a letter to his campaign chairman that was obtained by the Inquirer . Read More

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Parents of slain high school student say she was 'perfect daughter'

Parents of slain high school student say she was 'perfect daughter'

Holt said she called her daughter's cellphone after hearing the news of the shooting. "I thought that if you get down, there's a chance that you'll never get back up", she added . She wished justice for her daughter, but still held on to compassion. She knew him as a quiet boy who played music and always seemed happy. "If something good can come of it, we really want parents to have conversations with their kids and see what they're doing", Tubbs said. Read More

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Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon To Resign

Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon To Resign

University president Lou Anna K. Simon recently resigned tonight , and Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo has also caught some heat for a comment he made about the situation earlier in the week. Among those notified, the newspaper reported, were Simon , athletic trainers, assistant coaches, a university police detective and an official who is now MSU's assistant general counsel. Read More

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USA drone strike kills Haqqani network commander, 2 others

USA drone strike kills Haqqani network commander, 2 others

The drone strike followed a militant attack Saturday on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul in which 22 people were killed, 14 of them foreign nationals. The freeze has cooled relations between the ostensible allies and prompted indignation in Pakistan, which says the USA does not recognise the thousands of lives it has lost and billions it has spent battling extremism. Read More

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Gov. Brownback to Step Down Wednesday

Gov. Brownback to Step Down Wednesday

During a confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in October, Brownback refused to answer Sen. Many Democrats and gay rights advocates opposed the nomination of Mr. Brownback, a known social conservative who previously served in the Senate and sought the Republican nomination for president in 2008, did not face an easy confirmation process. Read More

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Tests show Basel mummy was ancestor of British foreign minister

Tests show Basel mummy was ancestor of British foreign minister

Her body was discovered during renovations at the Barfüsser Church in Basel in 1975, preserved in part by the large amount of mercury believed to have been a treatment for syphilis. Johnson's father Stanley Johnson was a member of European Parliament and World Bank employee, while his brother Jo Johnson is a member of British Parliament and his sister Rachel Johnson is a prominent journalist. Read More

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The Democrats' Shutdown Hail Mary-Maybe Schumer Had a Plan After All

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged that it was Republicans' "intention to take up legislation here in the Senate that would address DACA , border security and related issues, as well as disaster relief". (KGTV and Wire Services) - Dreamers remain in limbo Monday, in light of an end to the government shutdown approaching without a solution for the DACA program. Read More

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