• Russian Envoy Confirms Invitations Sent for Syrian National Dialogue Congress
Russian Envoy Confirms Invitations Sent for Syrian National Dialogue Congress

The acrimonious session followed a meeting of world leaders convened by French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris earlier in the week, at which he launched a new International Partnership against Immunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons.

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  • Governor Cuomo vows to reopen Statue of Liberty
Governor Cuomo vows to reopen Statue of Liberty

Gary Rose, who chairs Sacred Heart University's politics department in Fairfield, Connecticut, told Business Insider the absence of short-run market and economic effects should not cloud longer-term investors' perceptions of American dysfunction as a significant consideration.

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  • Some texts lacking from Peter Strzok, FBI agent taken off Mueller workforce
Some texts lacking from Peter Strzok, FBI agent taken off Mueller workforce

But the department also said in a letter to lawmakers that its record of messages sent to and from the agent, was incomplete because the, for technical reasons, had been unable to preserve and retrieve about five months' worth of communications.

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  • Sixteen hurt in Richmond train accident
Sixteen hurt in Richmond train accident

Photos from the scene showed passengers being treated by emergency services and the carriages stained with blood. A New South Wales Ambulance spokesman said 17 ambulance crews and three rescue helicopters responded to the accident, which happened just before 10am on Monday.

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  • Teen Arrested After School Shooting in Italy, Texas
Teen Arrested After School Shooting in Italy, Texas

Italy ISD Superintendent Lee Joffre said the 16-year-old boy left the building immediately after opening fire in the school cafeteria about 7:50 a.m. A 16-year-old male suspect was taken into custody without incident after shooting the 15-year-old girl, officials said. "We set those types of procedures to where the police department can intervie...

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  • Here's How The Government Shutdown Is Playing Out In Texas
Here's How The Government Shutdown Is Playing Out In Texas

If conditions in the park become unsafe, roads and developed areas will be closed. A recording from the Blue Ridge Parkway headquarters in North Carolina said the Roanoke corridor of the parkway is closed for Saturday, Jan. This time around, however, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke instructed parks to remain as accessible as possible while stil...

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  • Supreme Court rules in favor of redistricting complaint
Supreme Court rules in favor of redistricting complaint

The majority of justices gave the Republican-controlled legislature until February 9 to draw up a new plan for approval by Democratic Governor Tom Wolf or have the court do it for them. Experts have long held up Pennsylvania as one of the most extreme examples of partisan gerrymandering, pointing to bizarrely shaped districts that have earned nic...

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  • Trump and senators get the ball rolling on new immigration talks
Trump and senators get the ball rolling on new immigration talks

But by relenting, the Democrats prompted a backlash from immigration activists and liberal base supporters who wanted them to fight longer and harder for legislation to protect from deportation the 700,000 or so younger immigrants who were brought to the country as children and now are here illegally.

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  • Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier Dominant at UFC 220
Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier Dominant at UFC 220

Miocic (18-2) broke the UFC's all-time record for consecutive heavyweight title defenses, as he defended his belt for the third time against a wildly hyped Ngannou at UFC 220 on Saturday night at TD Garden. With such masses of muscle and such ridiculous explosiveness comes a great tax on one's body and while it's understandable to most why Nga...

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  • Pakistan rejects 'knee-jerk allegations' of Kabul hotel attack
Pakistan rejects 'knee-jerk allegations' of Kabul hotel attack

US President Donald Trump was briefed about the terrorist attack, the White House said. The interior ministry had earlier blamed the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network . At least 18 people, including 14 foreigners, were killed in a bloody assault on a luxury hotel in Kabul, an interior ministry spokesman said Sunday, hours after the overnight at...

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  • Suspected Serial Killer Targeting Gay Men Arrested In Toronto
Suspected Serial Killer Targeting Gay Men Arrested In Toronto

Police said yesterday new evidence surfaced this week that gave them a "definitive link", but did not elaborate further. Police discovered evidence pertaining to four different men in the Toronto apartment of Bruce McArthur, the man charged with murder in the presumed deaths of two men from Toronto's gay village, CTV News has learned.

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  • Rohingya camps tense ahead of planned relocation to Myanmar
Rohingya camps tense ahead of planned relocation to Myanmar

Around six Rohingya elders, who said they represented 40 villages from Myanmar's Rakhine state, showed their demands to a Reuters reporter at the refugee camp in Bangladesh's Kutupalong. After the briefing yesterday, British High Commissioner Alison Blake told journalists that the return should be "safe, voluntary and dignified" so that it become...

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  • Storm expected to bring a foot of snow to area
Storm expected to bring a foot of snow to area

Most of the snow will fall Monday morning and afternoon, with high winds setting in later. The snow is expected to hit Salt Lake and Tooele valleys as well as the Southern Wasatch Front, "with the heaviest amounts in southern Salt Lake and Utah counties", according to the alert.

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  • India vs Zimbabwe: Gill, Desai Provide Solid Start
India vs Zimbabwe: Gill, Desai Provide Solid Start

Liam Roche (C), Robert Chimhinya, Jonathan Connolly, Alistair Frost, Taun Harrison, Wesley Madhevere, Tanunurwa Makoni, Donald Mlambo, Tinashe Nenhunzi, Nkosilatu Nunu, Kieran Robinson, Jayden Schadendorf and Milton Shumba. Jehan Daniel struck a defiant 53 and Ashen Bandara scored 37 but the team was bowled out for 188 in 48.2 overs as fast bowler ...

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  • Bengaluru's Bellandur Lake on fire again - See pics and videos
Bengaluru's Bellandur Lake on fire again - See pics and videos

Soon pictures and videos of the smoke and fire went viral even as various government agencies and Defence personnel doused the blaze, which also raised concerns about apathy of civic agencies towards a recurring problem in the lake. The fire was so big that all in the camp had to be alerted. In 2015, the lake had turned into a frothy, foam-filled w...

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  • Hawaii gov took 15 minutes to announce missile alert was false
Hawaii gov took 15 minutes to announce missile alert was false

A corrected alert was not sent for almost 40 minutes because state workers had no prepared message for a false alarm. In addition, there is uncertainty about how long it takes for an alert to make its way to all cellphones since the nationwide system for mobile devices has never been tested, Gonzales said.

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  • Rand Paul's Neighbor Charged With Assault After Garden Fight
Rand Paul's Neighbor Charged With Assault After Garden Fight

Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Josh Minkler announced", The Hill reports . "Those who choose to commit such an act will be held accountable". According to Boucher's attorney, the episode surrounding the attack had "to do with yards and the maintenance of those". The dispute has been a longstanding difference between the two, who hav...

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  • Las Vegas Shooter's Remains Turned Over To His Brother
Las Vegas Shooter's Remains Turned Over To His Brother

Investigators scanning computers belonging to Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock found "numerous" child pornography photos, the city's sheriff revealed Friday, adding that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into a person of interest in the case.

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  • Brexit bill approved by United Kingdom government- but concerns about it remain high
Brexit bill approved by United Kingdom government- but concerns about it remain high

Overall the third reading of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was supported by 324 votes to 295 - giving a majority of 29. Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer, speaking during the Bill's third reading in the Commons, said: "This Bill has never been fit for goal: it was not fit for objective when it started its life past year and after ...

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  • Think the Boris Bridge is ambitious? It's nothing compared to these monsters
Think the Boris Bridge is ambitious? It's nothing compared to these monsters

However, the French president "is understood to have responded positively with an agreement that a second link should be built", The Guardian reports. Boris Johnson has a plan. Architect, and professor at the University of Liverpool, Alan Dunlop quipped in a manner unbecoming someone of his profession "It would be easier, and less expensive to ...

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  • Pennsylvania Residents And NORML To Rally In Harrisburg For Marijuana Legalization
Pennsylvania Residents And NORML To Rally In Harrisburg For Marijuana Legalization

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' attempt to crack down on state cannabis programs, launching letter-writing campaigns, proposing new laws and discussing federal lawsuits to safeguard legal marijuana. Andrew Lelling, the US attorney for MA, said last week that while he understood the desire for guidance on the federal approach to that state's recre...

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  • Deadly storm Friederike wreaks havoc across Western Europe
Deadly storm Friederike wreaks havoc across Western Europe

A 59-year-old man was killed instantly when a tree fell on him in North Rhine-Westphalia state, German police said, as wind speeds attained a high of 203 kilometres an hour (126 mph) at the Brocken - the highest peak of northern Germany . Storm Friederike , which swept across Germany this week, toppling trees and blowing trucks off the road, lik...

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  • Battle lines already forming for Menendez corruption retrial
Battle lines already forming for Menendez corruption retrial

Menendez is up for reelection in November, although he has not officially announced his candidacy. When he came back to the Senate in December, the lawmaker said he doubted prosecutors would continue to pursue the case - but if they did, he added: "Bring it on".

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  • 'New California' campaign declares 'independence,' wants to create 51st state
'New California' campaign declares 'independence,' wants to create 51st state

Preston, a Yuba City native, in Northern California, wants to create the nation's 51st state because he believes the rural counties of California are underrepresented by the Legislature in a fundamentally unfixable way. In 2016, there was a campaign to break up California into six states, but it fizzled out. The New California plan would divide t...

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  • Record sales at Primark in the week before Christmas
Record sales at Primark in the week before Christmas

ABF said the United Kingdom delivered strong like-for-like sales, but sales across Europe were held back by unseasonably warm weather in October. In its statement, ABF said: "A revenue and profit reduction greater than previously forecast is now expected for the full-year, primarily as a result of significantly lower European Union sugar price...

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  • Pope Francis Presides Over Mass in Chilean Region of Centuries-Old Conflict
Pope Francis Presides Over Mass in Chilean Region of Centuries-Old Conflict

Pope Francis is on a six-day official visit to Chile. They had the intention of carrying out a church ceremony, but the natural disaster which hit southern Chile in March 2010 damaged the venue where they were going to hold the service, so they made a decision to postpone the marriage.

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  • Dole honored with Congressional Gold Medal
Dole honored with Congressional Gold Medal

Pat Roberts, (R) Kansas. "Mr. Speaker, I am extremely honored to accept this great honor", said Dole. Dole was grievously wounded in World War II and has helped craft legislation such as the Americans With Disabilities Act. Trump, meanwhile, was mired in a pitched budget battle that threatened to end in a government shutdown at week's end. Dole, ...

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  • Haley on UNRWA aid cut:
Haley on UNRWA aid cut: "We're not going to reward bad behavior"

The agency provides health care, education and social services to 5 million Palestinians across the Middle East. Another official told reports that it was time for the other rich countries in the community of nations to step in and contribute to advancing the regional stability and security in the Middle East.

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  • 10th Senate District win delights state Dems
10th Senate District win delights state Dems

Patty Schachtner beat GOP state Rep. Adam Jarchow to become the first Democrat to represent the 10th Senate District in at least 16 years. "In midterm elections, whether national or state, voters from the out party are usually the ones who get out and vote", Freitag said.

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  • Syria Kurdish party appeals to world against Turkish threats
Syria Kurdish party appeals to world against Turkish threats

The Kurdish militia, which forms the backbone of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, now controls almost 25% of Syrian territory. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will launch a military offensive in the coming days against territories controlled by Kurdish forces in northwestern and eastern Syria , and in particular the...

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  • Canadians kidnapped on road to capital in Nigeria
Canadians kidnapped on road to capital in Nigeria

A police source said the two policemen were escorting the foreign nationals when they were ambushed. Kidnappers have abducted one American and one Canadian in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

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  • Freedom House reduces Turkey's status to 'not free' in annual report
Freedom House reduces Turkey's status to 'not free' in annual report

Freedom House says the numerical ratings and status listed above do not reflect conditions in Crimea, which is examined in a separate report . The report also criticised Mr Erdogan for sacking elected mayors and replacing them with political allies and for "arbitrary prosecutions of rights activists and other perceived enemies of the state".

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  • US, Pakistan hold security talks amid strained ties
US, Pakistan hold security talks amid strained ties

He also accused India of using Afghan soil for carrying out hostile activities against Pakistan. Foreign Secretary Janjua, the statement said, drew the attention of the United States officials to the death of Pakistani soldiers last night in Indian attack on the Line of Control and urged the U.S.

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  • Bulgarian PM Borissov condemns murder of Serb politician Ivanović in Kosovo
Bulgarian PM Borissov condemns murder of Serb politician Ivanović in Kosovo

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov, whose country now holds the rotating presidency of the European Union , said on January 16 that he categorically condemns the murder of Oliver Ivanović , a Serb political leader shot dead in Mitrovica earlier the same day.

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  • Angry protesters greet Rahul Gandhi in Rae Bareli, Amethi
Angry protesters greet Rahul Gandhi in Rae Bareli, Amethi

Mr Gandhi chose to visit the local Churwa Hanuman temple in Rae Bareli as BJP workers staged protests over his visit and clashed with Congress workers in Salon Assembly segment. "The Gandhi family has been representing Amethi and Rae Bareli for nearly four decades". Aimed at the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the message on the poster reads:...

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  • Police charge man in east Charlotte convenience store robbery
Police charge man in east Charlotte convenience store robbery

According to the Charlotte - Mecklenburg authorities, on Saturday, at approximately 5:30 p.m., several police cars were dispatched to the bridge on Old Gum Branch Road. Christina worked as a Panthers' game day employee, Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond confirmed. Citing police, WSOC reported that the children's father has been located and h...

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  • Iran's Rouhani declares 'victory' over Trump on nuclear deal
Iran's Rouhani declares 'victory' over Trump on nuclear deal

The legislation must explicitly state in United States law that long-range missile and nuclear weapons programs are inseparable, and that Iran's development and testing of missiles should be subject to severe sanctions. "Our worst fears are being confirmed", he said. "If at any time I judge that such an agreement is not within reach, I will withdr...

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  • Window closing' for California mudslide searchers as death toll rises to 18
Window closing' for California mudslide searchers as death toll rises to 18

His 2-year-old daughter, Lydia, is still missing. Sutthithepa's 6-year-old son, Peerawat, and his 79-year-old father-in-law, Richard Loring Taylor, were both found dead on January 9. Ellen said in December: "Our house ... it's there right now, but no one can get in to check on it". Rescue workers are using helicopters and all-terrain vehicles in ...

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  • Trident could be used AGAINST UK in 'devastating' nuclear missile cyber attack
Trident could be used AGAINST UK in 'devastating' nuclear missile cyber attack

The study also recorded illicit trafficking in Moldova and Georgia of radioactive and nuclear materials; a group in Belgium affiliated to Islamic State monitoring the movements of a nuclear scientist; and German-owned Patriot missiles reported to have been hacked in 2015.

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  • False missile alert causes panic in Hawaii
False missile alert causes panic in Hawaii

Workers streamed into the clubhouse trying to seek cover in the locker room, which was filled with the players' golf bags; they huddled in the kitchen instead. "There needs to be tough and quick accountability and a fixed process". "False Alarm", it read. "I was thinking 'I'm never going to say goodbye to my husband'".

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