• Scottish charities pressed on safeguarding amid Oxfam revelations
Scottish charities pressed on safeguarding amid Oxfam revelations

Alarmingly, according to many, including the U.K.'s former global development secretary, the Oxfam scandal is just the "tip of the iceberg". Driver, 48, travelled to Thailand and Cambodia in her role with Oxfam and performed at a charity concert in London in 2004, joining stars such as Chris Martin, Razorlight and REM.

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  • American woman with headaches wakes up with British accent
American woman with headaches wakes up with British accent

At various points, Australian and Irish accents have inexplicably flowed from her mouth for about two weeks, then disappeared, Myers says. Making all these changes consistently - every time they utter a certain vowel, letter, or consonant - is what distinguishes people with the syndrome from someone attempting an accent.

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  • UAE Loves to Say It with Flowers on Valentine's Day
UAE Loves to Say It with Flowers on Valentine's Day

Last year, customers slammed gift companies for dud deliveries including dead flowers, broken plant pots and cards with the wrong names on . You can see more data on what people are buying this Valentine's Day here. There are still items typically purchased on Valentine's Day . Consider going for dinner or celebrating it on another day - that...

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  • The Newest: Netanyahu shrugs off police, vows to hold on
The Newest: Netanyahu shrugs off police, vows to hold on

An ashen-faced Netanyahu said in a televised address: "I will continue to lead the state of Israel responsibly and loyally as long as you, the citizens of Israel, choose me to lead you". Following over a year of investigating criminal charges against the Prime Minister, the police published its recommendations and detailed allegations in ...

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  • Outside the Nest: Rebuilding Iraq
Outside the Nest: Rebuilding Iraq

Responding to a question by Petra's reporter, the ambassador stressed the importance of the coalition's meeting, which will be hosted by Kuwait on Tuesday, as part of efforts to fight terrorism and to deal with the post-Daesh military defeat stage.

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  • The Pentagon commented on the elimination of Russian mercenaries in Syria
The Pentagon commented on the elimination of Russian mercenaries in Syria

Colonel Ryan Dillon, adding that pro-regime forces had fired on U.S. special operation forces and SDF fighters near the same region. Mercenaries , who've been active in the conflicts in eastern Ukraine and Syria , allow Russian Federation to deny official involvement in operations when things go wrong.

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  • South African police raid Gupta home
South African police raid Gupta home "crime scene"

Zuma's presidency has been marred by corruption scandals , slow economic growth and record unemployment that have fuelled public anger. South Africa's opposition parties want the national assembly to debate a motion of no confidence in Zuma this week and for parliament to be dissolved immediately after that ahead of an early election.

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  • United States intelligence: Russian Federation to increase election meddling
United States intelligence: Russian Federation to increase election meddling

Russian Federation is already meddling in the midterm elections this year, the top American intelligence officials said on Tuesday, warning that Moscow is using a digital strategy to worsen the country's political and social divisions, The New York Times writes.Russian Federation is using fake accounts on social media - many of them bots - to s...

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  • Leadership row embroils Angela Merkel's coalition partners ahead of key vote
Leadership row embroils Angela Merkel's coalition partners ahead of key vote

On Tuesday, Schulz said he hoped his decision to resign would result in party members focusing on the coalition treaty rather than personnel issues. "It's a hard job at times, but I retire without bitterness and resentment", Schulz was quoted by German media Focus Online as saying.

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  • Russian Plane Crashes Near Moscow, Killing All People On Board: Agencies
Russian Plane Crashes Near Moscow, Killing All People On Board: Agencies

It is said to have come down near the village of Argunovo , in the Ramenskoye District some 80 kilometres southeast of Moscow and 60 kilometres from Domodedovo. The exact cause of the crash was not known. Russian media said the jet belonged to Saratov Airlines. Footage on state television showed them strewn across a snowy field with no build...

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  • Rahul Gandhi slams Arun Jaitley, says UPA was transparent on prices
Rahul Gandhi slams Arun Jaitley, says UPA was transparent on prices

S. Suresh Kumar, chief spokesperson, BJP, said it was worrying that Mr. Gandhi did not address the issue of farmer suicides or the murders of Hindu activists in the State. Countering Modi's "10 percent Sarkar" remark against the Siddharamaiah Government, Rahul Gandhi said the BJP Government in the State earlier had broken all records of corruptio...

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  • Led Coalition Airstrikes Kill Over 100 Syrian Soldiers
Led Coalition Airstrikes Kill Over 100 Syrian Soldiers

About 2000 USA forces remain on the ground in Syria , allied to the Kurdish-led SDF alliance. The Syrian military airstrikes began in eastern Ghouta, outside of Damascus, on Monday. Russian contract soldiers were killed in the attack. No U.S. military members were injured in the clash. The two warring factions have for the past year collided o...

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  • Canada orders evaluation of helicopter sale to Philippines
Canada orders evaluation of helicopter sale to Philippines

Ottawa said on Thursday that the deal was under review due to concerns about the human rights record of Duterte, the subject of a complaint being considered by the International Criminal Court over the alleged "mass murder" of thousands of Filipino drug suspects.

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  • Israel, Iran lurch toward confrontation as border region boils
Israel, Iran lurch toward confrontation as border region boils

Earlier today an Israeli F16 fighter jet was shot down after coming under fire from Syrian forces. Iranian and Iran-backed Shi'ite forces, including Lebanon's Hezbollah , have deployed widely in support of Assad. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , and that the Israeli and Russian militaries would continue their coordination to avoid inadverte...

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  • Iran denies Israeli 'lies', says Syria acting in 'self- defence'
Iran denies Israeli 'lies', says Syria acting in 'self- defence'

An Israeli Apache helicopter was able to, after detecting it "early on" and placing it under surveillance, said the IDF. Russian Federation backs the Assad and maintains a large military presence in the country. The exact type of missile has not been determined but Cornicussaid:"it's a Syrian anti-aircraft missile". "The Iranians are raising th...

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  • CIA Paid Shadowy Russian $100K for Fake Dirt on Trump
CIA Paid Shadowy Russian $100K for Fake Dirt on Trump

However, when they delivered the $100,000 - the first payment of the $1 million deal - all they received was shoddy information on Trump and his associates. Fusion GPS, the company tasked with the work, also took money from Russian Federation while the document was being compiled by a British ex-spy who was being given most of his information from ...

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  • Trump signs deal to end brief agency shutdown, boost United States spending
Trump signs deal to end brief agency shutdown, boost United States spending

The House sent the $400 billion deal to his desk after approving it in the pre-dawn hours, on a 240-186 vote. He begins the statement with, "This is no way to run a country". "Nobody wants a shutdown", Pelosi told the House moments before the vote. A visibly annoyed Majority Whip John Cornyn said Paul "will effectively shut down the federal gov...

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  • Cloudy today with snow showers north, big warm-up for the weekend
Cloudy today with snow showers north, big warm-up for the weekend

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until noon Sunday for freezing rain and sleet. Cloud cover will hang around throughout our Sunday morning, but the sky will gradually clear that afternoon. More freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet, is likely Sunday , when the temperature will range from a high of 30 to a low of 15. Saturday nigh...

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  • Germany's Merkel Reportedly Forges Governing Coalition After Weeks Of Talks
Germany's Merkel Reportedly Forges Governing Coalition After Weeks Of Talks

Former European Parliament speaker and leader of the German Social Democrat party (SPD) Martin Schulz announced today he will abandon his plan to serve as German foreign minister, seeking to end a party row over his role and boost support among members for a new "grand coalition" with Angela Merkel's conservatives.

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  • Dow plummets over 1000 points amid rising yields
Dow plummets over 1000 points amid rising yields

The S&P 500 . SPX was up 19.78 points, or 0.73 percent, at 2,714.92, while the Nasdaq Composite . IXIC was up 17.09 points, or 0.24 percent, at 7,132.97. We're now going to see what happens when Wall Street has the flu, says one market watcher. "Things haven't quietened down", said Jason Ware, chief investment officer and chief economist at...

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  • Allegations Murray Edwards President involved in Oxfam scandal
Allegations Murray Edwards President involved in Oxfam scandal

Prostitution is illegal in Haiti and the age of consent is 18. Senior aid workers at Oxfam paid Haitian prostitutes for sex in the aftermath of the 2010 quake which left at least 220,000 dead, it has been claimed. We will expect the charity to provide us with assurance that it has learnt lessons from past incidents and is taking all necessary s...

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  • Nancy Pelosi Quotes from Bible in Filibuster-Style Speech for Dreamers
Nancy Pelosi Quotes from Bible in Filibuster-Style Speech for Dreamers

But earlier Thursday, Pelosi called it a "good bill" and said she "fought very hard for numerous things that are in there", even as she said she wouldn't vote for it. "They've been enriched ... by the greatness of our country". In that context, Pelosi's marathon speech can be viewed as a signal to the progressive base that Democrats aren't qu...

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  • Republican Senator Calls Trump Insecure For Military Parade Idea
Republican Senator Calls Trump Insecure For Military Parade Idea

Everyone knows that, there's no need to broadcast it. First reported by the Washington Post , the proposal has been met with strong opposition from Congressional Democrats and lukewarm feelings from Republicans. "We'll send them up to the White House for a decision". President Donald Trump's dream of hosting a military parade in Washing...

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  • Pelosi gained't help finances deal with out Dreamer protections
Pelosi gained't help finances deal with out Dreamer protections

Her Democratic colleagues applauded. "The longer @NancyPelosi bloviates on the House Floor against the deal-the more I'm inclined to support it", tweeted Republican Congressman Mark Walker , who had expressed reservations toward the initial budget deal , while two other Republicans told Politico's Jake Sherman that they thought her speech wou...

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  • J&K police says hospital firing case cracked
J&K police says hospital firing case cracked

Following the initial investigation, the police arrested 10 people in connection with the case and Srinagar Central Jail superintendent was moved out. The police said the conspiracy for Hanzulla's escape from the hospital premises was hatched four months ago. He said after killing the policemen, Jutt and two militants fled on the motorbike an...

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  • Stealing his mom-ent? In signing day stunt, Mom storms off
Stealing his mom-ent? In signing day stunt, Mom storms off

He was choosing between the UT Vols, Alabama Crimson Tide and the Florida Gators . His mom, seated next to him, was wearing a Tennessee hat and Alabama sweatshirt. "I can't go with my mom", Copeland told ESPN . Copeland indicated in a tweet on Tuesday that his college decision was weighing heavily on him.

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  • Winter Olympics opening ceremony to focus on peace
Winter Olympics opening ceremony to focus on peace

It remained unclear whether Kim would be carrying a message from her brother to Moon, who has said he is willing to meet Kim Jong Un if he is reasonably sure that such a meeting would help end the crisis over the North's nuclear weapons. A potential escalation of sanctions could be the USA blacklisting Chinese banks accused of providing North Ko...

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  • Police arrest one, search for another in connection viral child pornography investigation
Police arrest one, search for another in connection viral child pornography investigation

The girl seen in the video - whose name has not been revealed for security reasons - has been located by the police and is now safe. A violation of federal child pornography laws is a serious crime, and convicted offenders face fines and severe statutory penalties (For more information, see Citizen's Guide to Federal Law on Child Pornography).

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  • New Research Suggests That Food Can Fuel or Inhibit Cancer Growth
New Research Suggests That Food Can Fuel or Inhibit Cancer Growth

The amino acid - a building block of proteins - can be produced by every cell in the human body, including cancer cells, or absorbed from foods such as beef, dairy, poultry, seafood, asparagus and soy. The researchers also found that metastasis was greatly limited by reducing asparagine synthetase. "This is interesting research looking at how c...

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  • Black Lives Matter activist killed in New Orleans
Black Lives Matter activist killed in New Orleans

Camille Weaver , d'Baha's niece, said he was in New Orleans for a personal trip. The South Carolina native is best known for his legendary leap over yellow police tape, attempting to tear down a Confederate flag during a protest in Charleston, SC.

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  • Rescuers brave aftershocks as Taiwan quake toll rises to nine
Rescuers brave aftershocks as Taiwan quake toll rises to nine

Some 67 people are still unaccounted for after a number of buildings across the city of Hualien were badly damaged . More than 250 people were injured in the tremor, the strongest to hit Hualien in decades. An elderly resident who was inside his apartment at the time of the quake said: "Everything fell down". Standing next to piles of medica...

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  • Jack Reed questions Trump proposal for France-style military parade
Jack Reed questions Trump proposal for France-style military parade

Our military is already strong without having to waste millions of dollars on a parade that could be better spent improving veterans' services. While Trump had said in an interview with the Washington Post before the inauguration: "We're going to show the people as we build up our military", adding "That military may come marching down P...

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  • 78 reported killed in regime strikes on Syria rebel enclave
78 reported killed in regime strikes on Syria rebel enclave

Turkey , like during the genocide, kills women and children. "Our air defense systems blocked them and destroyed majority". "Fighting and retaliatory shelling from all parties is impacting civilians in this region and Damascus causing scores of deaths and injuries", the statement said .

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  • CNN goes on patrol with United States soldiers in Syria
CNN goes on patrol with United States soldiers in Syria

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jamie Jarrord (left) thanks Manbij Military Council commander Muhammed Abu Adeel during a visit to a small outpost near the town of Manbij in northern Syria on Wednesday, Feb. "The coalition conducted strikes against attacking forces to repeal the act of aggression", it said. US-led coalition forces, who typically advise and a...

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  • Trump, White House reviewing Democratic memo on Russia probe
Trump, White House reviewing Democratic memo on Russia probe

Mike Conaway , a leader of the panel's Russian Federation probe. Bannon is also scheduled to be interview by special counsel Robert Mueller's team next week. Bannon left the White House in August. Conaway said after the vote that parts of the document should not be released. The House intelligence committee has voted to release a second cla...

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  • Taiwan Hotel Collapses After 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake
Taiwan Hotel Collapses After 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake

The temblor that registered an intensity of 7 in downtown Hualien led to Marshal Hotel caving in and Beautiful Life Hotel tilting. Landslides triggered by the quake closed some vital highways. "There are many aftershocks and we are anxious the house is damaged". "I wouldn't be surprised for there to be a number of aftershocks in the next couple o...

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  • Combination of freezing rain and snow expected Tuesday night/Wednesday morning across Tri
Combination of freezing rain and snow expected Tuesday night/Wednesday morning across Tri

Thursday night is expected to be cloudy with temperatures below freezing. TONIGHT: Increasing clouds. Lows: 12-20. The Parkland will be experiencing some winter weather tonight into Wednesday morning. The snow, which may add up to 4 inches, could be coated by ice, the NWS said . From Lancaster and southern Berks counties through upper B...

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  • USA nuclear policy is going to be more aggressive toward Russian Federation
USA nuclear policy is going to be more aggressive toward Russian Federation

In his State of the Union address January 30, he made no mention of expansion, though he said the arsenal must deter acts of aggression. Mattis linked the cruise missile to Washington's charge that Russian Federation has been violating the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty by developing and deploying a ground-based cruise missile th...

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  • Child sex-abuse suspect faces more charges in MI, possible extradition
Child sex-abuse suspect faces more charges in MI, possible extradition

The Advertiser reports that the victim has been located and is safe. However, authorities warn that sharing such explicit content involving a child is a crime. Montgomery police say they arrested another man, Jerrell Washington, in connection with this case Monday night. "We do not allow the sharing of child exploitative images on Facebook or M...

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  • 'Threatening' package sent to embassy, Julian Assange claims
'Threatening' package sent to embassy, Julian Assange claims

Assange, 46, entered the embassy in an apartment in the wealthy district of Knightsbridge to avoid extradition to Sweden to face an allegation of rape, which he denied. It is not publicly known whether there is a sealed US indictment against Assange. For some, Assange is an activist who exposed government abuses of power and championed free speec...

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