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German far-right MP hurt in 'politically motivated' attack

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The men, described by local police as wearing hoods and dark clothes, knocked the 66-year-old unconscious on the street close to the northwestern German city's Goetheplatz. He wrote on Twitter: 'Anyone who fights hatred with hatred always lets hatred win in the end'. The AfD entered Germany's parliament with nearly 13 per cent of the vote in September 2017, making it the strongest opposition party in the Bundestag lower house. Read More »

Rubio Says Senate Dems Support Israel Boycott Movement

It includes measures supporting Israel and Jordan and slapping sanctions on Syrians involved in war crimes. United States Senator Bernie Sanders has slammed the " absurd " introduction of a bill targeting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, as the U.S. Read More »

Kunduz | 30 killed in gold mine collapse in Afghanistan

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Nazari said 15 workers were wounded in the incident. "At least 30 people have been killed and seven wounded". Nik Mohammad Nazari, spokesman for the provincial governor, told Agence France-Presse: "The villagers have been involved in this business for decades with no government control over them". Read More »

20 children injured in Chinese primary school attack

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A man was arrested after going on a rampage with a knife in a primary school in Beijing , injuring at least 20 pupils. The Xicheng district government said all the children are receiving hospital treatment. The 39-year-old assailant slashed students while they were returning to the classroom after morning exercises. The attack took place at Beijing No.1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School in Beijing's Xicheng district after 11.15am. Read More »

Firefighter dies while responding to scene of vehicle crash in NY

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Nigro. The firefighter was transported to Kings County Hospital in serious condition, CBS New York's Natalie Duddridge reported . The passengers' vehicle reportedly flipped over, leaving them trapped inside. 170 probie became the FDNY's 1,151st member to die in the line of duty, reports Commissioner Daniel Nigro. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently addresses the press alongside the city's fire commissioner, following the death of firefighter Steven Pollard. Read More »

Park Service to tap into entrance fees to keep operating

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Daniel Smith. But though tragic on their own, the tally of deaths is not out of the ordinary for the expansive National Park Service, which sees an average of six deaths per week, Litterst said. While there are questions about the legality of using visitor fees to maintain park operations, the approach announced Sunday was included previously in a shutdown contingency plan for the agency. Read More »

Camillo woman to face court over kid on vehicle roof

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It's believed the mother was unaware the child was on the roof of the moving vehicle. The mother, who will appear in court at a later date, is believed to be unaware that her son was on the roof of her vehicle until she was alerted by other drivers. Read More »

Trump Supporter Arrested At Storm Lake Elizabeth Warren Campaign Event

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During an exchange with voters in Iowa, she was asked about the DNA test. Pledging to forsake corporate contributions if she runs for president, Warren challenged her Democratic competitors to do likewise. I want you to think about it. "Think about that difference", Warren told the crowd. "I don't have any power to do that", Warren continued, to which another audience member shouted out, "Yes you do!" Warren raised her hands in the air and did a little kick to show her moves. Read More »

Man appears in court charged with murder — Surrey train stabbing

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Sounded like someone trying to kick the door in, that's what it sounded like to start with. "Then I heard the police shouting, "put your hands up, turn around", all that sort of thing and then it went quiet". The couple both worked for Datronix Systems Limited, an IT consultancy, where Mr Pomeroy is listed as a programmer and director. He said yesterday: "We now know from inquiries we've been doing overnight and from witnesses that the two men were involved in a verbal discussion, that ... Read More »

Iranian Navy Flotilla to Voyage Into Atlantic Waters

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Iran's maritime representative administrator said a flotilla would leave for the Atlantic right off the bat in the Iranian new year, beginning from March. Iran's naval force has broadened its compass as of late, propelling vessels in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden to shield Iranian boats from Somali privateers. Read More »

North Korea's Kim Jong Un On Way To China For Fourth Summit

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A diplomatic source in Beijing told Kyodo that the visitor might be North Korean leader Kim, who in his New Year's address on January 1 voiced readiness to meet with US President Donald Trump again at any time. Trump said his administration has a "very good dialogue" with Pyongyang, adding: "Now I say this, North Korea, we're doing very well". Last year Kim travelled to China three times to meet with Xi, before and after Kim held other summits with US President Donald Trump and South ... Read More »

Griffiths in Yemen to push Hodeida truce

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According to the AFP news agency, Griffiths's visit to Saudi Arabia will attempt to bring the warring sides together later this month, possibly in Kuwait, to follow up on the "progress" made at last month's talks. United Nations spokesman Farhan Haq Thursday confirmed the cessation of hostilities continued to hold in Hudaydah, despite mutual accusations of violations by both sides. Read More »

Stalker 'sent 159,000 threatening messages' after one date - Jacquelyn Ades accuse

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A United States woman is accused of stalking a businessman she met on a dating site, sending him 159,000 text messages - some of them sadistic in nature. Another one said "I'd make sushi outta ur kidneys n chopsticks outta ur hand bones". Ades has plead not guilty to charges of stalking and criminal trespassing and is still being held without bond at the Maricopa County Jail. Read More »

Trump says wall can be a steel fence

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The president also floated the idea of declaring a national emergency , thereby circumventing Congress to build his wall. Democrats have made clear they see a wall as immoral and ineffective and prefer other types of border security funded at already agreed upon levels. Read More »

Horrific details of escape room deaths

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Koszalin prosecutor Ryszard Gasiorowski said a leak in a bottled gas heating system was a probable cause of the fire. A court decision is expected today on prosecutors' request that he be held for three months while the case proceeds. A man working at the escape room site was also hospitalized with burns. He was to be questioned. The 28-year-old who runs the site has been detained and will be questioned, Szymczyk said. Read More »

Armed soldiers, police lay siege at Lagos office of Daily Trust

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The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu , confirmed the directive in a tweet last night. Armed officers said to be men of the Nigerian Army, on Sunday, invaded the Daily Trust headquarters office in Abuja and its regional office in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Read More »

Suspect charged in murder of Jazmine Barnes

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Black will appear in court for his preliminary hearing. Jazmine's family had said they believe her death was racially motivated. He is being held in the Harris County Jail. Three other children were in the vehicle at the time. Gonzalez would not clarify Black's role in the killing. 20, was charged with capital murder in the case, officials said. Read More »

China protests USA warship as trade talks start

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Deputy US trade representative Jeffrey Gerrish is leading the US delegation at the two-day talks with Chinese vice-ministerial counterparts. A Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, Lu Kang, said American and Chinese envoys will have "positive and constructive discussions" during meetings Monday and Tuesday. Read More »

Family of 5 Killed in Wrong-Way Crash

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A crash was reported shortly thereafter, according to NBC affiliate LEX18 . The southbound pickup truck being driven in the northbound lanes struck the family's sport utility vehicle at 2:30am Sunday morning (local time) in Lexington. Rima Abbas was a well-known doctor in Dearborn with Beaumont Health and the Abbas family was heavily involved in the community. Please keep them, their families, and friends in your thoughts and prayers. Read More »

Britons would now vote to stay in EU, want second referendum

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Both the Labour and Conservative parties" 2017 General Election manifestos ran on pledges to respect the referendum vote and leave the European Union; while Mrs May has been pushing MPs to accept her Withdrawal Agreement, a " no deal' Brexit - the default legal position if the lower house votes down May's agreement - is fulfilling the referendum result as Tory MP Peter Bone told Sky News's Sophy Ridge on Sunday . Read More »

Gabon soldiers read message on state radio as shots heard in Libreville

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An AFP correspondent said shots were fired near the radio station in the centre of Libreville, the Gabonese capital, with military vehicles blocking access to the site. In a New Year's day broadcast, he tried to put an end to the rumour about his health, assuring citizens that he was fine. The 59-year-old Bongo has not been back to Gabon since he fell ill in Saudi Arabia on October 24. Read More »

Saudi woman 'trapped at Bangkok airport trying to flee family'

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The Saudi embassy in Bangkok said she has been held at the airport "because she didn't have a return ticket" and that she is set to be deported to Kuwait on Monday "where most of her family lives". Thai police refuse to help me'. Phil Robertson , deputy Asia director for Human Rights Watch, shared one such video on Monday afternoon where Rahaf claimed men were outside her hotel room door, but she was refusing to leave until she can meet with the United Nations refugee agency. Read More »

DRC officials postpone presidential election results

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The presidential election took place more than two years behind schedule, while a court ruled that Kabila could stay in office until the vote was held. The Catholic church in the country has meanwhile released a statement claiming that an opposition candidate has won the election. The government has also blocked transmissions from Radio France International, which was alleged to have speculated on the victor, and revoked the press credentials of RFI's correspondent. Read More »

Malaysia's king abdicates after two years on throne

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The announcement on Sunday follows a leave of absence by the head of state and rumours he had married a former Russian beauty queen. The palace statement said he was "ready to return home to the state of Kelantan to be together with the state government and. Read More »

Trump aide sets conditions for US Syria withdrawal

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He told reporters there was no timetable for a USA withdrawal from Syria but that there was not an unlimited commitment. "There is no doubt that a terror group can not be an ally of the US", Kalin said. forces in Syria when they were caught by an explosion in March 2018. "The Golan Heights is tremendously important for our security and I think that when you're there you'll be able to understand perfectly why we'll never leave the Golan Heights", Netanyahu said alongside Bolton. Read More »

Pakistan, UAE express resolve to further strengthen bilateral ties

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Pakistan and the UAE last week finalised the terms and conditions of a Dollars 6.2 billion support package for Islamabad , which the crown prince is expected to announce during his visit, the report said, adding that the package is to help Islamabad address its balance of payment crisis. Read More »

Yellow Vest Paris: Riot cops sweep in as chaos engulfs France

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There were also skirmishes between police and protesters in the northern port city of Caen. Some protesters threw haymaker punches at baton-wielding police officers while other agitators lit cars on fire outside the Champs Elysees. According to polls, approximately 55 percent of the French public now support the protests, though that is a smaller number compared to the 75 percent who registered approval in November when the movement began. Read More »

Woman thwarts abduction by running into karate studio National News

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She broke free and ran into the martial arts studio, where she told head instructor Randall Ephraim that a stranger was trying to snatch her. "He began to go completely wild and ballistic", said head instructor Randall Ephraim . The force used to subdue the man left him with a number of injuries; WSOC reporter Mark Barber took to Twitter to let everyone know that "the suspect ended up on [a] stretcher". Read More »

Congo delays announcing results of presidential election

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Kabila had been due to step down two years ago, but managed to cling onto power, sparking widespread protests which were brutally repressed and leaving dozens dead. Critics said this messy situation was no accident, but part of a plan to keep the ruling President Joseph Kabila firmly in control. During a almost two-hour meeting, the council failed to agree on a press statement on the elections. Read More »

US House passes bills to end shutdown, ignoring Trump veto threat

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Despite the Democrats now controlling the House, Mr Trump said he thought Republicans could still work productively with their opponents. The comments from Senators Cory Gardner of Colorado and Susan Collins of ME - the only Senate Republicans running for reelection in states Trump lost - pointed to cracks within the GOP that could grow as the shutdown nears the two-week mark. Read More »

Both Sides Find Compromise Hard on the Government Shutdown

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Congressional Republicans have become increasingly wary of voting on any stopgap legislation after Trump signaled last month he would sign a Senate-passed bill that did not include border funding, only to say he would not sign it after facing backlash from conservative allies in the media and on Capitol Hill. Read More »