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Israel Completes Construction of Marine Barrier Near Gaza

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In addition, the plan includes sweeping economic incentives for the Palestinians, including a provision for large donations from the worldwide community to build the infrastructure for the Palestinian state in Gaza, including an airport and a sea port. Read More »

President Trump Suggests a Slogan for Warren's 2020 Campaign

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Former governor Mitt Romney kicked off his tenure as the new Republican Senator from Utah with a biting op-ed against the President's moral character. In the livestream video taken at her home Monday night, she took a break telling her watchers "hold on a sec". She told reporters her goal for the upcoming Iowa trip is to talk to people and said she hoped to have a "conversation" with them. Read More »

Marine, 20, killed in DC barracks shooting identified

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Through her tears, Kuznia said her son felt it was his duty to serve. A police report obtained by USA Today stated that officers arrived at the scene to find one person who had been "handling a firearm" and another who was shot. "He said he wanted to give five years to his country". The U.S. Marine band has canceled its annual New Year's Day serenade, scheduled for Tuesday at the Marine Barracks, due to the shooting . Read More »

Ocasio-Cortez Stages 'Liberal Revolt' First Day Democrats Take Control Of House

Steny Hoyer, D-Md.; Gerry Connolly, D-Va.; Don Beyer, D-Va.; Jamie Raskin, D-Md.; and Eleanor Holmes-Norton, D-D.C.; as well as Reps. -elect Jennifer Wexton, D-Va.; and David Trone, D-Md. Some Democrats expressed a desire for new leaders to emerge in the party, and Pelosi agreed to serve no more than four years as speaker in return for enough support. Read More »

GTA brother doubts Russian spying charges against U.S. Marine

A decade later, he was made a staff sergeant and was deployed twice to Iraq, in 2004 and 2006. He went on to start Kingsmead Arsenal, an online firearms business, from his Novi, Michigan, home, and worked for Troy, Michigan-based temporary staffing firm Kelly Services until 2017. Read More »

Afghanistan: Taliban attacks kill 15 Afghan policemen

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In the attack on the outskirts of the city, heavy artillery fire by Afghan forces trying to repel the Taliban sent local residents fleeing for safety, said provincial council chief Mohammad Noor Rahmani. Diplomat further said, "The situation can turn from bad to worse very quickly". But the Taliban refused to meet a delegation from Afghanistan. A spokesman of the foreign ministry of Iran , Bahram Qasemi confirmed that the the talks were held with the knowledge of Afghanistan President ... Read More »

Saudi prosecutors seek death penalty for 5 suspects in Khashoggi murder case

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The names of the defendants have not been officially released. The Saudis had presented shifting accounts about the journalist's fate, initially denying any knowledge before arguing that a group of rogue operators, many of whom belong to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's inner circle, were responsible for Khashoggi's death. Read More »

Death toll rises to 28 in Russian apartment building collapse

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Another 20 people remain missing. Emergency officers take part in a rescue operation two days after a gas explosion rocked a residential building in Russia's Urals city of Magnitogorsk on January 2, 2019. Rescue work continues but is being hindered by the risk of debris collapsing. Residents were evacuated to a nearby school. Investigators have said there is no reason to suspect foul play in the blast. Read More »

North Korean diplomat in Italy 'seeking asylum'

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The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with standard practice, said Jo no longer held diplomatic status in Italy . In a New Year message, Kim said he's open to meet Trump again any time but warned that an alternative course will be pursued unless Washington removes the sanctions. Read More »

Trump wants great relationship with Pakistan, eyes meeting with leadership

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The US has repeatedly said that Pakistan was providing safe havens to the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militants to attack US soldiers in Afghanistan. The US recently asked Pakistan to help bring the Afghan Taliban to the negotiation table. In November previous year, Trump defended his administration's decision to stop hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Pakistan, saying Islamabad does not do "a damn thing" for the United States and its government helped late ... Read More »

Sudan riot police stop march on presidential palace

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In Khartoum Monday, the main rally broke into smaller demonstrations downtown against President Omar Bashir and his handling of the economy, witnesses said. In an address to police yesterday, Al Bashir called on police forces to refrain from using excessive force to quell demonstrators, recalling that their duty is to maintain security, not to kill civilians. Read More »

Trump gives four months for Syria troop pull-out

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Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, will be traveling to Israel and Turkey in early January to discuss what the White House says is the "deliberate and coordinated" withdrawal of USA forces from Syria. Trump said during a Cabinet meeting at the White House he never gave a four-month timetable for the withdrawal, which he announced last month. BBC defence correspondent Jonathan Marcus suggests that Mr Trump appears to be washing his hands of Syria and handing the whole job ... Read More »

Trump warns USA government shutdown could last a 'long time'

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The visit by Pelosi and Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer would be their first to the White House since their sharp exchange with Trump in the Oval Office on December 11 during which the president told them he would be "proud to shut down the government for border security". Read More »

Putin sends Christmas note to Trump saying he wants to talk

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The two leaders were expected to get together at a G-20 meeting in Argentina, but Trump abruptly canceled after Russian Federation in late November grabbed three Ukrainian Navy warships and their crews in the Black Sea. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying the chances of the two leaders meeting in 2019 would depend on the U.S. In his message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Putin stressed that Russia will continue to provide 'all-round assistance to the ... Read More »

Cleveland Clinic Lets Resident Go After Anti-Semitic Social Media Posts Exposed

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A Cleveland hospital has fired a resident after anti-Semitic comments and threats to give the Jewish people "the wrong meds" surfaced on social media. Additionally, later that year she said that the Holocaust had been "exaggerated". In 2011, she tweeted, "I love #BDS", an apparent reference to the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement against Israel. Read More »

'Why Don't You Die': Spider Scream Sparks Panicked Call To Police

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Multiple police units arrived at a property on Wednesday morning after a neighbor heard a child's piercing screams and a man repeatedly yelling, " Why don't you die? ". A Redback Spider is pictured at the Australian Reptile Park January 23, 2006 in Sydney , Australia. The arachnophobia-nightmare has fired up social media, with the passerby who made the call being praised online for their quick thinking and taking action when they they heard something concerning. Read More »

UK Patrolling English Channel for Possible Migrant Crossings

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French authorities have rescued eight migrants, including two children, whose engine failed as they tried to sneak across the English Channel to Britain. Mr Javid acknowledged there was a "balance to be struck" in patrolling the seas. Speaking after a meeting with senior officials from the National Crime Agency and Border Force, Javid said: "This incident around the Channel remains a very serious concern to me, that's why I declared it as a major incident a few days ago". Read More »

Philippines: shopping center bomb attack kills 2, injures 28

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An unidentified man dropped a wrapped box in the area shortly before the explosion, the police said, adding that another unexploded IED was recovered from the site. More than 100,000 people have lost their lives in the rebellion, according to the government. " Itong (this) Maute group, ito yung (this is the) local ISIS-inspired elements of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters etc. Read More »

Six killed in train accident on bridge in Denmark

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Six people were killed and several others injured on Wednesday morning after a train accident on a bridge linking the Danish islands of Zealand and Funen, according to Danish rail operator DSB. The bridge linking the islands of Zealand and Funen has been shut after the incident. In a statement, police urged passengers to contact next of kin to inform them of their safety. Read More »

New Year ushered in with fireworks and European solidarity

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Fireworks explode over Victoria Harbour during New Year celebrations in Hong Kong on January 1, 2019. The city put on a 12-minute display of fireworks which lit the city's skyline for more than 1.5 million spectators. New Year's Eve without Big Ben would be positively un-British. Revelers gather for the New Year's celebration December 31, 2018 in Times Square in NY. Read More »

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Sparks Row With 'Touched Maid' Remark

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According to Philippines-based news website Rappler, the priest told him to say the Lord's Prayer five times and five Hail Marys "because you will go to hell" after the confession. And he has used sexual jokes to attack Leila de Lima, a senator and former justice secretary who has been a leading critic of his contentious war on drugs that has left thousands dead. Read More »

A '620km human chain' - Indian Women Rally for Equality

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Women in the menstrual age group of 10 to 50 years are traditionally barred from entering the Sabarimala Temple. They had tried to visit Sabarimala Temple in December 2018 but failed amidst massive protests . The move came amid the Indian Supreme Court's verdict issued at the end of September, and that put an end to the centuries-old tradition of only allowing men into the temple, pointing out that the practice violated women's constitutional rights. Read More »

Judge Clears the Way for Appeal of Ruling Against Health Law

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O'Connor, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, ruled that last year's tax cut bill knocked the constitutional foundation from under Obamacare by eliminating a penalty for not having coverage. "If the judicial power encompasses ignoring unambiguous enacted text-the text citizens read to know what their representatives have done-to approximate what a judge believes Congress meant to do, but did not, then policymaking lies in the hands of unelected judges and Congress may transfer ... Read More »

U.S. fires tear gas across Mexico border to stop migrants

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CBP says the measures weren't aimed at the migrants and "successfully suppressed the rock throwers causing them to flee the area". When agents and officers responded, about 45 migrants turned back to Mexico , according to the agency. "Agents were not in a position to safely assist the children due to the large number of rocks being thrown at them". US border agents have responded to such moves with tear gas. Read More »

What's going on inside shelters for migrant children?

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In one video, a staffer is seen sitting at a conference room table, fidgeting with her hair, while another staffer drags a child into the room. Videos from a since-shuttered migrant shelter in AZ show children being pushed & dragged by staffers, The Arizona Republic reported. Read More »

Trump Contradicts Himself On Border Wall In Tweets 11 Minutes Apart

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That plan has repeatedly been rejected in principle by the White House, but Democrats, about to take control of the House when the new Congress convenes Thursday, say they'll try to force action on it. Trump, who campaigned on building a "big, handsome wall" on the border with Mexico, showed no sign of backing down, however. He also seemed to respond to comments about the administration's position on the wall made by outgoing White House Chief of Staff John Kelly . Read More »

Man drives auto into crowd in Germany injuring at least four

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A man injured four people in Germany after driving into a group celebrating the new year, in what the police described on Tuesday as an anti-migrant attack. The attack occurred after midnight on New Year's Eve at a crowded plaza in Bottrop. The driver, whose name wasn't released, made anti-foreigner comments during his arrest and there were indications he suffered from mental illness, police said. Read More »

Revellers around the world ring in 2019

If the festive season can sometimes involve trolling relatives with different political views, Sadiq Khan has arguably taken the tradition to a grand scale with a New Year's Eve fireworks display which has prompted apoplexy among Brexiters with its pro-EU message. Read More »

Vatican Spokesman, Deputy Resign Suddenly

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Deputy Spokesman Paloma Garcia Ovejero has also stepped down. "At this time of transition in Vatican communications, we think it's best the Holy Father is completely free to assemble a new team". Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of his two Vatican press office directors, it was revealed today. The 59-year-old had previously worked as a journalist in Rome for the weekly National Catholic Reporter, for Time magazine and for the U.S. Read More »