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Federal Bureau of Investigation hacking suspect Lauri Love is former Glasgow student

Federal Bureau of Investigation hacking suspect Lauri Love is former Glasgow student

An autistic British man accused of hacking into US government agencies won his appeal against extradition to the United States on Monday but was told he should be prosecuted in Britain instead. Naomi Colvin, Love's case director at the Courage Foundation, which is providing Love with legal support, said: "This is the result Lauri and his family have spent four years waiting for". Read More

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Iran-backed Iraqi teams urge full USA withdrawal,…

Iran-backed Iraqi teams urge full USA withdrawal,…

Al-Hadithi explained that the agreement was reached "after the victory achieved by the Iraqi forces against the forces of terrorism", adding that the nature of the next phase requires a presence of another kind. The prime minister has previously stated that 's military will need American training for years to come. The spokesman said that coordination with the United States will be continuing, and USA officials have long suggested their presence in Iraq is "permanent", suggesting any ... Read More

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Poland's president says he will sign controversial Holocaust bill

Poland's president says he will sign controversial Holocaust bill

Andrzej Duda said in a televised address the legislation would safeguard Poland's global reputation, but Israel called for amendments, saying the two countries had a "joint responsibility" to preserve the memory of the Holocaust . The law targets a geographical shorthand, sometimes used overseas, for the extermination camps that the Nazis established on Polish territory during the Second World War. Read More

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Ex-Diplomat Explains Why US Nuclear Posture Likely to Fuel Arms Race

Ex-Diplomat Explains Why US Nuclear Posture Likely to Fuel Arms Race

The Trump nuclear doctrine breaks with Obama's in ending his push to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in USA defense policy. Yet when President called on Congress to "modernize and rebuild our nuclear arsenal" in his State of the Union address last week, he did not mention his administration's rationale: that President of Russian Federation has accelerated a risky game that the United States must match, even if the price tag soars above $1.2 trillion. Read More

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Miguna Miguna charged in a Kajiado court this morning - DPP

Miguna Miguna charged in a Kajiado court this morning - DPP

Miguna Miguna was taken from his Nairobi home to a police station, the NASA coalition wrote on its Twitter feed. Miguna was arrested after standing beside Odinga during the protest inauguration and signing the document as a witness. "We are back on air", said Joe Ageyo, the managing editor of Kenya Television Network. Three privately owned television stations were shut down last week as they began to cover Odinga's "swearing in". Read More

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Maldives police arrest chief justice, another judge under state of emergency

Maldives police arrest chief justice, another judge under state of emergency

The Supreme Court's shock decision last week to order the release of political dissidents and quash the conviction of exiled opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed , among others, sparked the crisis . Gayoom led the Maldives for 30 years until 2008, and is now in opposition. Guterres's statement comes after President Abdulla Yameen ordered a state of emergency in the country and gave sweeping powers to the law enforcement agencies and the military. Read More

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Deputy fatally shot while investigating a stolen vehicle

Deputy fatally shot while investigating a stolen vehicle

Police remained in the area hours after the shooting, while other officers and bystanders lined the streets to watch as a procession drove Flick's body from a local hospital to the county coroner's office. "This is indeed a hard day for our agencies", Carey said. He leaves behind a wife and 7-year-old twins. 5 p.m.: Sources confirm an El Paso County deputy was shot and killed in some sort of shootout with suspects Monday afternoon. Read More

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Former F1 model calls decision to ban grid girls

Former F1 model calls decision to ban grid girls

Among those who have lashed out at Formula One are Bernie Ecclestone, the 87-year-old chairman emeritus of the Formula One group who was replaced as the group's chief executive in January of 2017, and several "Grid Girls" themselves. "But one does not exclude the other". "They were necessary really", Ecclestone said , "because when the team driver wants to get on to the grid, it's much better and easier for them to know their place where they need to stop". Read More

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Shooter Targets African Migrants After Nigerian Arrested For Murder In Italian City

Shooter Targets African Migrants After Nigerian Arrested For Murder In Italian City

Five men and one woman were among those shot, Mayor Romano Carancini told Sky TG24, all of whom were black "foreign nationals". All of those hurt in the attacks in Macerata were foreigners, they added. "Everything that happened between the death of Pamela and today was fanning the flames of hate between people", said Carancini, of the center-left Democratic Party, in an interview. Read More

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A list of recent Amtrak derailments, crashes

A list of recent Amtrak derailments, crashes

Once she is released from the hospital, Winston says she will have to figure out how to get home to Tampa. A passenger train collided with a freight train in the U.S. The National Transportation Safety Board was at Sunday's crash site and will investigate the cause of the wreck. SOUTH CAROLINA- Law enforcement pointed out it was not clear at this time why the pair of trains clashed close to Cayce, Southern Carolina. Read More

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Senate Democrats warn Trump against firing special investigator

Senate Democrats warn Trump against firing special investigator

Rosenstein in May 2017 appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to oversee the Russian Federation investigation and he has since been the target of some of President Donald Trump's harshest public criticism. U.S. Representative Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) said a potential Rosenstein departure "raises more flags than it dismisses", while Representative David Joyce (R-Ohio) suggested both Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Rosenstein should continue their investigations unabated. Read More

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Las Vegas shooting: Ammunition dealer charged

Las Vegas shooting: Ammunition dealer charged

However, among the unfired rounds found in Paddock's hotel room were two cartridges which forensic analysis determined were armor-piercing/incendiary ammo that had Haig's fingerprints on them, the complaint states. Haig then put the ammunition in the box later found in Paddock's room. Haig said there was no way he could see into Paddock's mine before that sale. Read More

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United States concerned over possibility of sarin gas used in Syria

United States concerned over possibility of sarin gas used in Syria

President Donald Trump has not ruled out additional military action to deter attacks or punish Assad, administration officials said earlier this week, although they did not suggest any action was imminent. The US officials claimed that Syrian armed forces have "evolved" their chemical weapons and occasionally used them in smaller amounts since 2017. Unlike sarin, chlorine gas is relatively easy to produce and is not banned by the Chemical Weapons Convention. Read More

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Students injured after shooting at California middle school

Students injured after shooting at California middle school

Jocelyn Lopez told KLTA that her younger sister, a 13-year-old seventh grader, was in the classroom where the shooting occurred. The campus remained on lockdown officers cleared a second-story classroom at the middle school. "This child was extremely lucky", trauma surgeon Aaron Strumwasser said. Television news footage shows someone being loaded into an ambulance. In a morning news conference on Friday, police told gun owners that they must secure their weapons to keep them out of the ... Read More

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Groundhog Day: Phil sees shadow; 6 more weeks of winter

Groundhog Day: Phil sees shadow; 6 more weeks of winter

Out of the 18 times the groundhog has predicted an early Spring, or not seen his shadow , 13 of them have occurred since 1970. It's the third consecutive year that Chuck has predicted an extended period of wintry weather . The four-legged creature only has a 39 percent accuracy, according to Stormfax Almanac's data . But who is Punxsutawney Phil and did he see his shadow today? "The settlers found that groundhogs were plentiful and were the most intelligent and sensible animal ... Read More

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Trump rolls out new policy to modernise nuclear arsenal

Trump rolls out new policy to modernise nuclear arsenal

The latest thinking was revealed in a Pentagon policy statement known as the Nuclear Posture Review ( NPR ). The United States is concerned about Moscow's growing tactical nuclear weapons , Reuters reported . A major breakthrough in the Cold War that radically reduced the chances of nuclear conflict came with the recognition by American and Russian leaders that our countries could not out-arms-race each other. Read More

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Time To Talk About Mental Health

Time To Talk About Mental Health

According to their web site, it was back in September 2010 that Bell Let's Talk began a conversation about Canada's mental health. Her social network is wider than ever before with friends who help her deal with the peaks and valleys that come with living with mental illness. Read More

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Rain to Snow Tonight, A Cold & Windy Groundhog Day

Rain to Snow Tonight, A Cold & Windy Groundhog Day

Expect the snow we're seeing to wrap up by late morning, around 10 or 11 a.m. For us we'll just expect clouds, winds from the south, and highs in the upper 20s to lower 30s. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. "Clouds will increase throughout the day with light snow of 1-4" overspreading Saturday night into Sunday along another frontal boundary. Read More

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New 'cheaters edition' of Monopoly set to debut in fall

New 'cheaters edition' of Monopoly set to debut in fall

A new " Cheaters Edition " of Monopoly was announced Tuesday by gaming company Hasbro and - just like its title implies - cheating is encouraged , Insider reported. If you can successfully cheat your way to get them done, you'll get rewards. Players are free to attempt these tasks during the game. People can use the digital tool, which is available January 16 through February 16, to report players who are cheating, the company said in a statement. Read More

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Abbas to Speak at UN Security Council After Bolting Talks with Israel

Abbas to Speak at UN Security Council After Bolting Talks with Israel

President Donald Trump's decision to recognize the city as Israel's capital", Amjad Abu Assab, head of the Jerusalem Committee for the Families of Prisoners, an NGO, told Anadolu Agency. Danny Danon, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, condemned the invitation to Abbas. "By continuing to act against the United States and seeking unilateral action against Israel, Abbas is completely misreading today's reality and harming the prospects for a better future for his people", he ... Read More

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China, Russia assuming

China, Russia assuming "alarming" roles in LA: Tillerson

Ahead of a diplomatic trip across the Western Hemisphere, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined a foreign policy of economic growth, security and democratic governance to engage with the region he deemed a "priority" for the country. With the Colombian civil war officially over, a number of United States lawmakers have apparently claimed that former FARC guerrillas have now joined the ranks of the country's sizeable army of drug manufacturers and traffickers. Read More

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US Warns Syria May Be Developing New Types Of Chemical Weapons

US Warns Syria May Be Developing New Types Of Chemical Weapons

United States officials believe the Assad regime continues to use chemical weapons to terrorize civilians, to change the demographic make up of certain regions, and to compensate for a shortfall in troops. "It will spread if we don't do something", warned an official who wanted to remain anonymous. "Deterrence is something that you have to continually work at", said the second official. Read More

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Airline CEO takes pay cut to support gender equality

Airline CEO takes pay cut to support gender equality

Lundgren said that easyJet was "absolutely committed" to giving equal pay and opportunity to men and women, adding that he asked the board to reduce his salary. EasyJet's staggering imbalance is driven less by men and women in the same positions making different salaries than it is by the fact the company has more women in low-paying jobs, such as flight attendants . Read More

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Militants in South Yemen Seize Control Over Aden

Militants in South Yemen Seize Control Over Aden

The anti-government forces approached from the main gate of the Presidential Palace and tried to storm it but Saudi soldiers intervened and protected the compound, the source said on condition of anonymity. The Saudi-led Arab Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen announced that it has been watching with regret over the past two days the manner in which none of the parties has responded to the Coalition's calls for calm. Read More

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How India's Move to Reduce Crypto Trading is Affecting Bitcoin Prices

How India's Move to Reduce Crypto Trading is Affecting Bitcoin Prices

Among the best-performing digital currencies of past year, Ripple has also been partnering its blockchain technology, aiming specifically towards financial services, and has secured a pair of brand-name partners as a result. "This would be of particular relevance to taxpayers that may exceed the Value-Added Tax registration threshold through their bitcoin trades". It is possible that if there are further price fluctuations with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Read More

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