• Turkish jets hammer Syrian town to oust US-backed Kurdish militia
Turkish jets hammer Syrian town to oust US-backed Kurdish militia

The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said Turkish troops tried to cross the countries' border into the Afrin region on Sunday but were forced back. The attacks follow weeks of warnings against the YPG in Syria from President Tayyip Erdogan and his ministers.

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  • Bengaluru's Bellandur lake catches fire, causing worry among residents
Bengaluru's Bellandur lake catches fire, causing worry among residents

Seeing the lake area still on fire Friday night, the army personnel stayed back to ensure that it did not spread to surrounding localities. On Saturday, Lt General Vipin Gupta, Commandant, ASC Centre and College was on the ground to direct his troops.

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  • False Missile Alert Shakes up Hawaiian Islands
False Missile Alert Shakes up Hawaiian Islands

Schatz later told Ana Cabrera that the emergency agency "blew it here". "I thought, 'No, this is not happening today'". It was human error, a shift change at Hawaii's Office of Emergency mManagement that caused a false alert to get sent out.

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  • Kentucky man faces federal charges for Sen. Rand Paul attack
Kentucky man faces federal charges for Sen. Rand Paul attack

But Boucher, who like Paul is a physician, told investigators that was not the case, the statement said . Boucher has signed a plea agreement admitting to the charge, but the agreement has not yet been filed in court, according to Minkler.

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  • Swiss President to discuss trade pacts with Modi at Davos
Swiss President to discuss trade pacts with Modi at Davos

Talking of World Economic Forum in an interview to a TV channel he said that it is world's biggest financial forum and the world economy is focussed on India. Trump's criticism of London Mayor Sadiq Khan over his response to terrorist attacks and retweeting of propaganda by a fringe far-right United Kingdom political group stoked anger at the p...

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  • Donald Trump's appointee resigns after saying: 'I don't like gay people'
Donald Trump's appointee resigns after saying: 'I don't like gay people'

Higbie declined a request for comment from The Hill. In his former role at CNCS, Higbie was responsible for the public image and messaging of the federal department that oversees volunteer services like AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. " They are screwed up in the head and it makes, pisses me off". On yet another episode of " Sound of Freedom "...

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  • Las Vegas Shooting Investigation Has Person Of Interest - But Who?
Las Vegas Shooting Investigation Has Person Of Interest - But Who?

Paddock rained down fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Police found a prescription pill bottle with "Diazepam 10 MG" and the name " Stephen Paddock " on the label, as well as two inhalers, on the bathroom sink of the Mandalay Bay suite.

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  • Macron warns Britain on access to European Union single market
Macron warns Britain on access to European Union single market

The tough message risked putting a sour note at the end of a meeting created to show the strength of Anglo-French relations, despite the UK's exit from the EU. May agreed to provide funds for fences, security cameras, and other measures at the port town of Calais and nearby areas facing the English Channel.

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  • GOP still struggling with Trump's remarks on Africa
GOP still struggling with Trump's remarks on Africa

Nielsen said what struck her during the meeting was "the general profanity that was used in the room by nearly everyone". Nielsen said she didn't believe the president spoke about wanting to bring more people from Norway "specifically", but she said she used that nation as an example after the prime minister had told Mr.

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  • LA Times owner Tronc investigating publisher and CEO Ross Levinsohn for misconduct
LA Times owner Tronc investigating publisher and CEO Ross Levinsohn for misconduct

A former Alta Vista employee, Christine Fox, filed suit against the company and several executives - including Levinsohn - alleging a hostile work environment. The Times is one of the few major US newspapers whose journalists were not part of a union. The results of the union vote came one day after Tronc announced it was investigating allegati...

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  • Guam AG joins others seeking
Guam AG joins others seeking "safe harbor" banking legislation for legalized marijuana

While twenty-eight states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, the drug remains illegal under US federal law, therefore making the use of cannabis in any form still prohibited on LMU's campus. Maine Attorney General Janet Mills says she is joining a group of attorneys general that is calling on Congress to review federal banking rules as ...

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  • Storm's death toll in Germany rises to at least 8
Storm's death toll in Germany rises to at least 8

Eberhard and his dog Heidi stand atop the Georgenberg mountain during stormy weather in Reutlingen, southwestern Germany , Thursda. In Germany , it was the most powerful storm to hit for 11 years. The port of Ghent in Belgium was closed because of the unsafe winds as well as tram traffic being stopped in parts of the capital of Brussels. Germ...

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  • Four dozen Labour MPs rebel against Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit bill
Four dozen Labour MPs rebel against Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit bill

The government breathed a sigh of relief tonight as MPs approved its European Union withdrawal bill, setting the scene for a showdown over the flagship Brexit legislation in the House of Lords. Her remarks signalled Ms Greening could now join a group of Tory Brexit rebel MPs, who will be watched closely by the Government ahead of the EU Withdra...

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  • Justice Department to Retry Senator Menendez in Corruption Case
Justice Department to Retry Senator Menendez in Corruption Case

The Justice Department signaled its intention in a notice filed Friday in U.S. District Court, two months after the first trial of Menendez and Melgen ended in a mistrial . Despite his legal troubles, no viable Republican challenger has emerged to take on Menendez, who was first elected to the Senate in 2006. "And if that includes dropping charges...

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  • Pope marries couple aboard plane
Pope marries couple aboard plane

They were married civilly, with the legal documents to prove it, but they'd never had a formal wedding ceremony before an official of the church. Francis motioned for them to sit next to him for the photo and asked if they had been married in the church.

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  • CFPB will take another look at the payday lending rules
CFPB will take another look at the payday lending rules

Now, the Consumer Financial Protection Board says it will reconsider the tighter regulation that would have required payday lenders to make sure the people they lend to can actually repay their loans. One of those Congressional Republicans was Mulvaney, who as a Republican representative from SC, once called the CFPB a "sick joke" of an agency. D...

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  • Longtime US Senator Bob Dole Awarded Congressional Gold Medal
Longtime US Senator Bob Dole Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Bronze replicas of the medal are authorized by Congress under Public Law No: 115-60 and are available from the United States Mint. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, said that he worked across the aisle with Dole on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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  • Belgium to Donate $23 Million to UNRWA Following US Aid Cuts
Belgium to Donate $23 Million to UNRWA Following US Aid Cuts

Trump and Haley have since threatened to cut off humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians unless the Palestinian Authority agrees to participate in USA -brokered peace talks with Israel. But when asked if halving the budget to Palestinian refugees was meant as punitive measure related to the criticisms raised by Israeli officials, State Depart...

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  • Facebook widens probe into Russian influence on Brexit
Facebook widens probe into Russian influence on Brexit

Moscow has denied any involvement in either the British Leave campaign or in US President Donald Trump's surprise election. Governments and intelligence agencies have pressured Facebook , Twitter and Google to investigate meddling that has already occurred and asked them to ensure it will be prevented in future.

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  • Ireland's Varadkar:
Ireland's Varadkar: "The EU is at a decisive point"

There can be "no backsliding" on the UK's guarantee to avoid a hard border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland , Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar told the European Parliament on Wednesday (17 January). We strongly believe this should be done on an worldwide basis through the OECD. The EU ordered Ireland in 2016 to recov...

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  • Democrat wins special election for state Senate seat in Wisconsin
Democrat wins special election for state Senate seat in Wisconsin

The party made many of its biggest improvements over the 2016 presidential in districts Trump won in the South and Midwest. Jarchow is in the middle of his third term representing the area in the Assembly and had built a formidable base. Schachtner's win, and its continuation of what could be a vast change in Democratic fortunes, also garnered no...

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  • Turkey begins first wave of artillery fire on Kurds in Afrin
Turkey begins first wave of artillery fire on Kurds in Afrin

French special forces and the country's air force have operated in Iraq and Syria as part of the USA -led coalition to defeat ISIS. While acknowledging that the US-led coalition does not have an official explanation yet, Defense Department spokesman Eric Pahon told Business Insider that the USA has "maintained full accountability and transparency...

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  • Two Americans, two Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria
Two Americans, two Canadians kidnapped in Nigeria

Reuters, citing a local official, had originally reported that one American and one Canadian had been abducted. No further details were given and Aliyu said "every possible means" were being used to rescue the four abductees and arrest the kidnappers.

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  • Bitcoin Falls Below $10000 for 1st Time Since November
Bitcoin Falls Below $10000 for 1st Time Since November

Bitcoin is different from national currencies, which are supported by governments and central banks. After seeing Bitcoin crash over 50 percent in a month, many traders could also be taking profits in now that the coin has fallen back under $10,000.

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  • Kosovo killing halts European Union talks in Brussels
Kosovo killing halts European Union talks in Brussels

Kosovo declared independence in 2008 and has been recognized by 115 countries, though not by Serbia nor its ally, Russia. Today's event is influencing the talks between the two negotiating teams, Kosovo and Serbia, who are now meeting in Brussels to continue their peace dialogue.

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  • Phil Murphy sworn in as NJ governor, vows to legalize marijuana
Phil Murphy sworn in as NJ governor, vows to legalize marijuana

In one of his first acts as governor , Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order prohibiting state agencies from asking job applicants about their past wage history, in an effort to create pay equity between men and women in the state of New Jersey .

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  • Four South Carolina Cops Shot Following Domestic Violence Call
Four South Carolina Cops Shot Following Domestic Violence Call

Four York County deputies and a police officer who were sent to save a victim, ended up becoming victims after investigators say 47-year-old Christian McCall shot at them. Investigators said two deputies and a York city police officer were hit. One of them was in "very critical" condition, said York County Sheriff's spokesman Trent Faris, who ask...

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  • UAE says Qatari jet fighters intercepted civilian flights
UAE says Qatari jet fighters intercepted civilian flights

The UAE condemned the Qatari action as "a serious and renewed breach of global conventions and the safety of civil aircraft traffic". "The state of Qatar observes the situation closely, and due to the total severance of ties with the UAE, it is hard to clearly establish the circumstances surrounding the situation", spokeswoman Lulwa al-Khater s...

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  • Casino Boat Fire: Dozens Plunge Into Water Off Florida Gulf Coast
Casino Boat Fire: Dozens Plunge Into Water Off Florida Gulf Coast

Deputies did not release any other information about her cause of death. Spokeswoman Beth Fifer said she had spoken to the father of the woman who died. Larry Santangelo, 57, said he had just driven into his neighborhood Sunday afternoon when he saw smoke and fire. The boat was less than 100 meter offshore and most of the passengers were able t...

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  • Australia vs England ODI series: Jason Roy powers visitors to victory
Australia vs England ODI series: Jason Roy powers visitors to victory

But Hales' misadventure alongside Ben Stokes one September night in Bristol unexpectedly re-opened the door for Roy . Roy was given out lbw to Adam Zampa on 91 but immediately called for a review, and the decision was overturned after replays showed it was pitching outside the line.

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  • Trump threat angers Iran, dismays allies
Trump threat angers Iran, dismays allies

The telephone exchange took place on Friday, but it was not immediately clear whether it came before or after US President Donald Trump gave the nuclear deal a final reprieve whilst warning European allies they had to work with him to "fix the awful flaws" of the pact or face US withdrawal.

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  • Greyhound bus suspect is an illegal immigrant who has been deported before
Greyhound bus suspect is an illegal immigrant who has been deported before

Authorities have identified the man who allegedly made those threats as 33 year old Margarito Vargas Rosas, a Milwaukee restaurant worker who lives in Chicago and had previously been deported. The Sheriff's Office has seized the bus, applied for a search warrant and will be searching it for a weapon that may have been hidden on board, the sheriff s...

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  • IRS Unveils New Income Tax Withholding Guidelines
IRS Unveils New Income Tax Withholding Guidelines

Nine out of 10 taxpayers will see a boost in their take-home pay within the coming weeks, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) said in a January 11 statement. More than ever, employees have to examine their withholding to translate and match their expected tax liability in 2018, said Michael O'Toole, senior director of publ...

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  • 7.1-Magnitude Quake Strikes off Peru Coast
7.1-Magnitude Quake Strikes off Peru Coast

There were no reports of any deaths so far. The epicenter was 56 km south of Lomas town in Arequipa at a depth of 48 km. Jorge Chavez , chief of Peru's Civil Defense Institute, told local radio station RPP that 65 people were injured. Peruvian maritime authorities said the quake did not produce a tsunami, despite a warning initially being issued...

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  • The Queen Opens the Vault on Her Coronation
The Queen Opens the Vault on Her Coronation

Since it's the sort of thing she never does, it's a moment to remember even if she never gets much more droll than suggesting the five-pound crown, laden with jewels, feels heavy enough to break your neck if you're not careful. "But once you put it on, it stays", she said. "Because if you did, your neck would break and it [the crown] would fall off...

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  • Police probe hijab cut by man in Canada
Police probe hijab cut by man in Canada

Spokeswoman Katrina Arrogante says the man cut off the girl's hijab and fled the scene. Khawlah screamed and the man ran away, but he returned a few minutes later to assault her again, she said. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau weighed in from London, Ontario, where he was meeting with his Cabinet. Condemning the attack, Trudeau tweeted: " My hear...

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  • Flash Freeze Warning in effect
Flash Freeze Warning in effect

The national weather agency says rain and patches of dense fog will continue to affect Peel today. She said the TRCA will be monitoring the water level of the Don River on Friday, especially since it runs close to the Richmond Hill GO rail line.

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  • David Perdue: Reports About Trump's Haiti Comments 'Gross Misrepresentation'
David Perdue: Reports About Trump's Haiti Comments 'Gross Misrepresentation'

As the entire world now must know, Trump referred to African nations, along with El Salvador and Haiti, as "s--hole countries" in a meeting on immigration reform Thursday, and asked why the US didn't encourage more immigration from countries like Norway, which is a majority white, European nation.

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  • IOS shows imminent missile warning across all devices in Hawaii
IOS shows imminent missile warning across all devices in Hawaii

The false alert was reportedly sent out when an. Videos posted on social media appeared to show students at the University of Hawaii running for shelter after the missile threat was issued. In a separate tweet after confirmation that the alert was sent in error , Peterson wrote: "Man". "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii", the orig...

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  • Saudi Women Attend, Cheer at Live Soccer Match for the First Time
Saudi Women Attend, Cheer at Live Soccer Match for the First Time

The notorious driving ban on women was lifted in September 2017, and this week Saudi Arabia will host its first ever women's squash tournament. Now, women attending games must remain in designated "family sections", which are separate from other, all-male portions of the bleachers.

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