• 95 dead in car bomb near embassies in Kabul
95 dead in car bomb near embassies in Kabul

An attacker driving an ambulance packed with explosives detonated them Saturday in the Afghan capital of Kabul . The Associated Press (AP) says a group linked to the Islamic State terror group, known as Khorasan Province, claimed responsibility on the internet.

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  • Shopian Killings: Legislators demand action against armymen involved in killings
Shopian Killings: Legislators demand action against armymen involved in killings

Raina, as per reports, was addressing media persons on the sidelines of an army function near the Line of Control (LoC), where he hailed the Indian army for "controlling" the Shopian situation that could have resulted into "bloodshed" in Jammu and Kashmir and could have led to "chaos and loss of numerous lives".

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  • Donald Trump Tells Brits Who Don't Like Him: 'I Don't Care'
Donald Trump Tells Brits Who Don't Like Him: 'I Don't Care'

What some see as an overzealous and extremely reckless use of social media by a man in his position, Trump argues it is his only means of protection against mainstream media slurs. Finn reportedly abused three of the four children she adopted from foster care by pulling them out of public school and locking them away in her home , where she slow...

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  • Kabul: Coordinated attack on military academy kills at least five
Kabul: Coordinated attack on military academy kills at least five

The Marshal Fahim National Defense University came under attack early Monday morning, reports said. In that incident, which was claimed by the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, Afghan authorities say the attackers killed at least 18 people, including 12 foreigners, during the 12-hour standoff with security forces.

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  • Man dies after getting sucked into MRI machine at Mumbai Hospital
Man dies after getting sucked into MRI machine at Mumbai Hospital

Solanki said. Maru was taken to the hospital's trauma centre, but efforts to revive him failed, said a police officer. 32-year-old Rajesh Maru lost his life on Saturday evening after he was sucked into a MRI machine. However, it has suspended a doctor, a ward boy and a sweeper after the incident. The Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI ...

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  • AMBER Alert Issued for 4-Year-Old North Carolina Boy
AMBER Alert Issued for 4-Year-Old North Carolina Boy

Spokeswoman Shelley Lynch said that the Scotland County Medical Examiner's Office must still confirm the identity of the body and cause of death. Hundreds of people joined in the search of the area near the boy's home this week and a pond was drained during the search.

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  • Ambulance bomb kills 40, wounds 140 in Kabul attack
Ambulance bomb kills 40, wounds 140 in Kabul attack

The blast comes a week after a deadly attack on the city's Intercontinental Hotel. The claimed responsibility for the blast, reported Reuters . "At the second checkpoint he was recognised and blew his explosive-laden vehicle", Nasrat Rahimi said.

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  • 37 killed in fire at S. Korea hospital
37 killed in fire at S. Korea hospital

The blaze is thought to have started in the emergency room at Sejong Hospital in the south-eastern city of Miryang, BBC reported. It is South Korea's deadliest fire in nearly a decade and the toll is expected to rise, the BBC said. some died on their way to another hospital", he said. The death toll rose rapidly throughout the morning as some of ...

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  • Senate panel to launch Trump Jr. transcript
Senate panel to launch Trump Jr. transcript

Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a statement that he believed the committee's investigation of the meeting involving President Trump's eldest son and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya was finished and that it was time to release the transcripts to the public.

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  • Palestinians burn effigies of Trump, Pence
Palestinians burn effigies of Trump, Pence

On January 14, Abbas denounces White House peace efforts as "the slap of the century" and charges that Israel has "ended" the 1993 Oslo peace accords on Palestinian autonomy. On the first day of his visit Monday , Pence told Israeli lawmakers the United States would open its embassy in Jerusalem in 2019 - becoming the first foreign nation to ope...

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  • Karnataka Bandh today over Mahadayi river dispute; Schools, Offices remain shut
Karnataka Bandh today over Mahadayi river dispute; Schools, Offices remain shut

All malls across the city, film theatres, private schools, and colleges will be shut due to the bandh tomorrow. Almost 15,000 policemen and 50 battalions of Karnataka State Police will be deployed on Thursday. Majority of these examinations are part of distance education programmes. Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Thursday acc...

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  • SpaceX's Falcon Heavy to launch Musk's Tesla into space on Feb
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy to launch Musk's Tesla into space on Feb

Packing the potential for 5.1 million pounds of liftoff thrust, the 230-foot-tall Falcon Heavy will rank as America's most powerful launch vehicle since the space shuttle - which achieved 7 million pounds of thrust at launch, thanks in large part to its solid-rocket boosters.

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  • Canadian billionaire couple were victims of a 'targeted murder', police say
Canadian billionaire couple were victims of a 'targeted murder', police say

Their home was up for sale at the time and police say there were no signs of forced entry . But the Sherman family, which hired high-profile criminal lawyer Brian Greenspan, a team of private investigators and a high profile retired pathologist, disagree.

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  • Trudeau announces Pacific trade deal without US
Trudeau announces Pacific trade deal without US

This came on the heels of a free trade deal with Europe and amid hard negotiations with the United States and Mexico to revamp the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement. The agreement follows two days of high-level talks in Tokyo and was confirmed by Canadian International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne.

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  • Syrian opposition says will boycott Russia-brokered peace talks in Sochi
Syrian opposition says will boycott Russia-brokered peace talks in Sochi

The paper reportedly contains some recommendations to UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura on how to change the intra-Syrian talks under the UN auspices in order to facilitate the process. Two weeks ago, Turkey launched air strikes and shelling against Kurdish militias in northern Syria, marking a unsafe new escalation in the conflict.

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  • FBI Accidentally Kills Victim of 'Movie-Style' Kidnapping
FBI Accidentally Kills Victim of 'Movie-Style' Kidnapping

Once inside, they restrained Valladares and his 12-year-old son, ransacked the home and kidnapped Valladares, leaving the son at the residence, according to authorities. Police told the Chronicle that a woman in the home was arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping. The FBI went to that home, where Villadares was found bound with tape.

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  • River Seine continues to rise due to record rainfall
River Seine continues to rise due to record rainfall

Roads and Metro stations close to the river have already been closed and museums near the banks of the Seine have taken emergency measures after record rainfall, the Local France reported. By midday Friday, the Zouave had water up to its thighs. "That doesn't mean there are more of them, only that we see them more often", said Falgayrac, who es...

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  • Tariffs are not good for U.S. consumers
Tariffs are not good for U.S. consumers

For large residential washing machines, tariffs will start at up to 50 percent and phase out after three years. I mean, I assume this tariff means customers in the US will be paying more for solar panels, right? Markey, who addressed reporters at SunBug Solar in Arlington, cast the move to impose 30 percent tariffs on solar power equipment impo...

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  • United States needs to withdraw from Syria's Manbij region immediately: Turkish FM
United States needs to withdraw from Syria's Manbij region immediately: Turkish FM

The Turkish military launched the cross-border Operation Olive Branch with Free Syrian Army to fight the Syrian Kurdish militia on January 20, targeting the YPG elements in the Kurdish enclave through airstrikes and land forces. Ankara considers the YPG a terrorist organization linked to a Kurdish insurgency inside Turkey. It would need to dete...

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  • Top US court halts murderer's execution
Top US court halts murderer's execution

Madison has been convicted three times in the shooting of Mobile police Cpl. Madison's attorneys petitioned the Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari, claiming that Madison is not competent and the execution would violate the Eighth Amendment as cruel and unusual punishment.

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  • Mummy found in Basel church is related to Boris Johnson
Mummy found in Basel church is related to Boris Johnson

The mercury inside her body is thought have preserved it - allowing experts to determine her connection to one Boris Johnson . Her body was found buried in front of an altar in 1975 during renovations on Barfusser Church. It was not until past year that scientists extracted DNA from the woman's big toe, and compared it to samples of DNA taken fr...

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  • Amid fallout from sexual abuse scandal, Michigan State University president resigns
Amid fallout from sexual abuse scandal, Michigan State University president resigns

Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon has announced that she is resigning . The association "sent a letter of inquiry to Michigan State University regarding potential NCAA rules violations related to the assaults Larry Nassar perpetrated against girls and young women, including some student-athletes at Michigan State", the NCAA...

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  • Trump to meet Theresa May, Netanyahu in Davos
Trump to meet Theresa May, Netanyahu in Davos

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that President Donald Trump's threat to withhold aid from the Palestinians until they returned to peace talks "exposed" the authority's disinterest in "a genuine discussion on real peace".

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  • DOJ Threatens To Subpoena Oregon Over Immigration Policies
DOJ Threatens To Subpoena Oregon Over Immigration Policies

If the state refuses to comply, Adler threatened to seek the return of all Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant funding awarded to the state in 2016 and deem the state ineligible to receive funding. " It doesn't make us safer and it violates America's core values ". Some of the cities that boycotted the event have sued the Trump a...

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  • Campaign finance watchdog calls for investigation into Trump-Stormy Daniels payment
Campaign finance watchdog calls for investigation into Trump-Stormy Daniels payment

InTouch Weekly last week ran the full version of the 2011 interview, in which Daniels claimed Trump told her he reminded her of one of his daughters during the alleged 2006 affair. "At the time, I didn't think that much about it", Daniels said to In Touch . "It was a decade-old relationship he had with her", Ryan said of the alleged affair.

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  • Indiana's December jobless rate declines to 3.4 percent
Indiana's December jobless rate declines to 3.4 percent

The unemployment rate represented a slight dip from November, when the rate was 4.2 percent in Oklahoma. The December unemployment rate still represents a broad trend of falling unemployment in the region, tied with 2014 for the lowest December unemployment this decade.

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  • Hugh Masekela, South African jazz legend dead at 78
Hugh Masekela, South African jazz legend dead at 78

Masekela had success in the United States with a pop-jazz tune, " Up, Up and Away ", in 1967. As a child, he began playing the piano, but a movie about jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke , Young Man with a Horn , inspired him to shift his musical allegiances.

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  • 'Murphy Brown' signs on once again for 30th anniversary reboot
'Murphy Brown' signs on once again for 30th anniversary reboot

Murphy Brown is one of two straight-to-series orders at CBS for next season, along with an Federal Bureau of Investigation drama from Law & Order and Chicago boss Dick Wolf. According to Deadline , there are talks with other original cast members to return for the revival. Murphy Brown is going live again! Candice Bergen , center, with Gran...

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  • Trump overstates missing texts involving FBI agent
Trump overstates missing texts involving FBI agent

The texts exchanged between Strzok and Page have generated controversy ever since it was revealed the pair had been sending anti-Trump messages to each other during the 2016 election. Despite his misgivings about the case, Strzok did seem to appreciate the gravity of the investigation, which encompasses President Donald Trump and his associates...

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  • Myanmar readies for returning Rohingyas
Myanmar readies for returning Rohingyas

They poured into ill-equipped and over-crowded camps, bringing with them harrowing tales of rape, murder and torture at the hands of Myanmar's feared army or Buddhist mobs. But Bangladesh says it needs more time to prepare for the transfer. Myanmar's social welfare, relief and resettlement minister, Win Myat Aye, said the repatriation would tak...

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  • Russian Federation 'bears responsibility' for gas attacks in Syria
Russian Federation 'bears responsibility' for gas attacks in Syria

As the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad was accused of another chemical weapons attack, the Trump administration is trying to rally global condemnation of the regime and increase pressure on Russian Federation to rein in its ally. "Let's be clear: Russia's unwillingness or inability to restrain the Assad regime is costing innocent Syrian live...

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  • Sydney train hits barrier at Richmond Station, leaves 15 people injured
Sydney train hits barrier at Richmond Station, leaves 15 people injured

The train operator - NSW Trains - said the train had hit a buffer at the end of the railway line. Authorities are investigating what caused a Sydney passenger train to plough into a rail barrier at a train station, injuring more than a dozen people.

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  • Update 1 Injured in Italy, Texas school shooting
Update 1 Injured in Italy, Texas school shooting

The teen fled the cafeteria after the confrontation with a staffer but was arrested by law enforcement on school grounds. A text message from the school district's superintendent to parents indicated one person was wounded during the shooting, who was rushed to a hospital, according to ABC affiliate WFAA .

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  • Government Shutdown Leads to Closure of Many Bay Area Parks
Government Shutdown Leads to Closure of Many Bay Area Parks

Early Monday afternoon, the federal government's most recent shutdown came to an apparent end, with Senate Democrats signaling their agreement with a proposal that would fund the government through February 8. However, she wrote in an email, "in the event of a shutdown , National Parks and other public lands will remain as accessible as ...

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  • Lindsey Graham tries to undercut WH aide Stephen Miller on immigration policy
Lindsey Graham tries to undercut WH aide Stephen Miller on immigration policy

He said Miller, who previously worked for then-Sen. When President Trump mused past year about protecting immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, calling them "these incredible kids", aides implored him privately to stop talking about them so sympathetically.

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  • Pennsylvania's Supreme Court Orders Congressional Districts Redrawn
Pennsylvania's Supreme Court Orders Congressional Districts Redrawn

Otherwise, the justices said they will adopt a plan in an effort to keep the May 15 primary election on track. A new map could give Democratic candidates a chance to capture as many as half a dozen Republican seats in Pennsylvania alone, with national polls showing voters strongly favoring Democrats in 2018.

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  • Senate's McConnell, Schumer to talk about shutdown: Cornyn
Senate's McConnell, Schumer to talk about shutdown: Cornyn

Ahead of the vote, federal agencies on Monday were in the midst of furloughing thousands of civil servants without pay and starting to curtail their operations at the start of a new workweek. Republicans have a tenuous one-seat majority in the Senate, and needed to lure some Democrats to their side last Friday to get a 60-vote super-majority to ...

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  • Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel
Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel

Dramatic images broadcast on Afghanistan's Tolo News showed thick black smoke and flames billowing from the top floor of the hotel. "We don't know if any of them have been killed or wounded", Sabet said. Many countries, including India, had condemned the attack. I tried to come down but I was heavy and my arms were not strong enough. However,...

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  • Rohingyas seek safety, citizenship guarantees before repatriation process
Rohingyas seek safety, citizenship guarantees before repatriation process

Rohingya community leader Sirajul Mostafa, who lives in Bangladesh's Kutupalong refugee camp, told Efe news that his community was demanding the "complete" implementation of the recommendations made by an advisory commission on Rakhine state led by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan before being repatriated.

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  • Omaha won't bear brunt of winter storm barreling toward Nebraska
Omaha won't bear brunt of winter storm barreling toward Nebraska

A winter storm warning has been issued for much of Nebraska, including Platte County, ahead of an approaching system that's expected to blanket the state in heavy snow. "Snow accumulations will be significant, with a swath of 6-10" now forecast through the Chippewa Valley, stretching southwest down towards the Rochester, MN area.

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