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Dozen cars engulfed in flames at Newark Airport in New Jersey

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At least a dozen vehicles went up in flames Thursday morning at Newark Liberty International Airport. Firefighters immediately arrived at the area and are now battling the flames in sub-zero temperatures. No injuries have been reported and there is no impact to air travel at this time. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, airport operations and flights were not affected by the fire. Read More »

Canada Cuts Staff At Cuba Embassy Amid Fears Of Mysterious Brain Disease

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Very early on in the investigation, US security agencies discarded the possibility that the sounds themselves could be the cause of the illnesses suffered by the diplomats. A senior Canadian government official said in a briefing for journalists that the latest case involves a diplomat who arrived at the Caribbean island in the summer and reported symptoms on December 29. Read More »

California's national parks returning to normal operations

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As the government reopens and parks return to 100 percent staffing, we look at the state of North Carolina's National Parks. The government shutdown left hundreds of thousands of federal workers furloughed, forcing many national parks to operate without rangers . Read More »

Iran has no plan to boost range of missiles

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Iran's senior security official says his country has no plans to increase range of its missile systems. Also, the secretary of Iran's National Security Council said Iran would continue to keep working to improve and enhance the missiles' accuracy. Read More »

Saudi Arabia ends major anti-corruption campaign

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It is pertinent here to mention that Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry had said Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman would visit Pakistan in February. Meanwhile, the Crown Prince reiterated the Kingdom's keenness for all that may lead to achieving the interests of the Yemeni people and the country's security and stability. Read More »

Rand Paul Awarded Over $580,000 in Damages Against Neighbor for Attack

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After a short deliberation, on Wednesday the jury awarded $375,000 in punitive damages, $200,000 for pain and suffering, and $7,834 for medical expenses, according to CBS News . There is a group of trees blocking Paul's home from Boucher's home in the Rivergreen gated community. Baker conceded during the trial that a "reasonable award" might be in order for Paul's pain and suffering but said no punitive damages should be awarded. Read More »

Unemployment in India is at its highest in 45 years

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This report is one of the reasons why two expert members - including the acting chairman - of the National Statistical Commission resigned on Monday , as the government had not released the numbers despite the commission's approval. A Hindustan Times report published on Thursday pointed out that not only did demonetisation not achieve its primary objective of purging black money, it also did significant damage to the Indian economy by squeezing incomes and liquidity. Read More »

Russian politician arrested in Parliament for suspected murders

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Arashukov's colleagues then voted to strip him of his legal immunity as a senator and sanctioned his arrest by federal agents. But a fellow member of the Economic Affairs Committee in the Federation Council, Nikolai Kalashnikov, said that Arashukov's Russian was "grammatical and clean" and that he attended committee meetings regularly. Read More »

US Launches Plan for Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico

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The United States began sending migrants who have applied for asylum back to Mexico on Tuesday (Jan 29) to await their court dates under President Donald Trump's controversial "Remain in Mexico" policy . Asylum seekers will not be allowed to have attorneys at that initial screening held at border crossings "given the limited capacity and resources", drawing swift criticism from immigration attorneys. Read More »

Cold wind chills, rain expected

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The overnight low for Monday and Tuesday is expected to be -30 C, and the daytime high for Tuesday and Wednesday is expected to be below -20 C. Extreme cold winds chills of minus 40 to minus 50 will continue this morning before cloud cover develops later this morning, helping to moderate temperatures into this afternoon. Read More »

UN envoy urges Yemen combatants to withdraw from lifeline port

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United Nations envoy Martin Griffiths, meanwhile, arrived in Sanaa on an unannounced visit to discuss the situation in and around the coastal city of Hodeida, where Yemen's warring parties agreed to a ceasefire last month. Griffiths, meanwhile, met with rebel leader Abdel Malek al-Huthi, the group said. Under the truce, the withdrawal from the ports of Hodeidah, Salif and Ras Issa as well as critical parts of the city associated with humanitarian facilities should be completed within two ... Read More »

Purported hackers stole U.S. evidence to discredit Mueller probe: filing

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It does not say how the special counsel thinks the material made its way online but notes that there is no evidence the special counsel or any government servers were hacked. Eric Dubelier, an attorney for Concord, has argued in filings that he needs to share the sensitive information with Concord employees, like Prigozhin, in order to mount an effective defense. Read More »

Facebook has ‘new tools against EU election meddling

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Katie Harbath, Global Politics, and Government Outreach Director and Samidh Chakrabarti, Director of Product Management, Civic Engagement laid out how the company is expanding transparency in election advertising. Explaining what had happened ProPublica wrote: "Facebook has made minor tweaks before that broke our tool". "We will require those wanting to run political and issue ads to be authorised, having to display "a paid for by" disclaimer on those ads". Read More »

European powers poised to recognize Venezuela's Guaido

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The report comes a few days after US President Donald Trump tweeted that he "officially recognised" Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's Interim President. Government supporters hold a life-size image of Venezuela's late president Hugo Chavez during a rally in La Guaira, Venezuela, on Friday. Guaido, who has galvanized the country's opposition, proclaimed himself interim president on Wednesday. Read More »

Powerful tornado hits Cuban capital Havana

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Emergency services tape off a building after it suffered serious damage when a tornado hit Cuba . "This has already happened to us once", Bueno said. Marrero said she and her family were trapped by debris for about half an hour before firefighters arrived. "We are touring areas affected by the atmospheric phenomenon of great intensity", Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel tweeted, with accompanying photos of some of the damage. Read More »

Taoiseach to speak to British PM following Commons vote

The Northern Irish party which props up Prime Minister Theresa May's government will support a proposal for the so-called Irish backstop to be replaced with other arrangements to avoid a hard border in Ireland, deputy leader Nigel Dodds said on Tuesday. Read More »

Ocasio-Cortez Slams Tech Giants Over Climate Denial at Conference

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Among the first efforts of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a member of the House was an endorsement of Justice Democrats , a group which plans on challenging incumbent Democrats in 2020 to swing the caucus further left. "She is a woman". Social media and an admittedly aggressive personality that speaks to millennials and other disaffected voters have served her well in making her a media star but she is, in the end only 1/435th of the House of Representatives, and a relatively powerless Freshman ... Read More »

Stowaways found on singer's bus near United Kingdom border

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A pair of migrants tried to sneak into the United Kingdom on an Australian pop singer's tour bus, the star said. "My team found them when preparing merchandise for the show, they picked their bags up and walked out and didn't say a word", Shark explained. Read More »

Weather forecast for snow in Cambridgeshire

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Along with travel disruption, including delayed or cancelled rail and air travel, the Met Office has also highlighted there could be power cuts, as people brace themselves for the onslaught. . Areas affect may differ, the yellow area is not a cut off for snow or rain, just the main area of concern for impacts from severe weather. Snow is likely to settle, meaning Friday could be a snow day for many, but some uncertainty remains, Mr Burkill said. Read More »

Killed, 111 Wounded in ISIS Bombing at Catholic Cathedral

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We also express our sympathies with those who were wounded and extend our solidarity with the rest of the church-goers inside the Cathedral and the rest of the church community in the Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo. Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines ( AFP ) had been tasked to secure the "inner perimeter" of the cathedral, police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said at a press conference on Sunday. Read More »

Rusal, En+ shares soar 10% after US Treasury lifts sanctions

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The No. 2 House Democrat , Steny Hoyer, wrote to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday and asked him to wait to lift the sanctions saying Congress still had many questions about the decision. Trump administration officials, and many Republicans who opposed the resolution, said they anxious about the impacts of the sanctions on the global aluminum industry and that Deripaska had lowered his stakes in the companies so that he no longer controls them, a sign the sanctions were working. Read More »

Trump confidant Stone charged with lying about hacked emails

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Harry Sandick, another former federal prosecutor, said: "We would need to know more facts to determine if a crime were committed, such as what the president knew, when he knew it and what his intent was if he gave the instruction". Stone is said to have lied in an effort to hide his collaboration with Wikileaks editor Julian Assange concerning a campaign to discredit Hillary Clinton in spring 2016. Read More »

Tempe Police identify suspect in deadly stabbing of pregnant woman

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Howato and her unborn child both died, police said. Following the attack, the suspect stole Howato's 2005 Mercury SUV. After the 39-year-old, who was in her third trimester of pregnancy, exited the vehicle, the assailant reportedly continued to assault her with the weapon before fleeing with her auto. Read More »

Christie: Sessions Lied To Congress About Russian Contacts Out Of Stupidity

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Christie has said in the past that Trump should never have hired Flynn, and nearly two years after Flynn's ouster, questions about Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential coordination with Trump's associates remain. Chris Christie repeatedly told President Trump not to tweet about special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, the former New Jersey governor and off-and-on Trump confidant said on TV Tuesday morning. Read More »

How Do Schools Decide To Close For Cold Weather?

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Later this week, we could be seeing temperatures reach -40 degrees with wind chill. In more rural areas, school districts have to consider where students live and the types of conditions they might be seeing that are different than many urban areas. Read More »

Bahrain insists on extradition of footballer from Thailand

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Bahraini authorities have sentenced Alaraibi to 10 years in prison for allegedly helping protesters burn down a police station during demonstrations that swept the Gulf state in 2012. Sayed al-Wadaei, a representative from the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), said Araibi is at "great risk of torture" if Bangkok grants Manama's request. Read More »

Mother, 22, dies in Midtown subway station fall

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Goodson was taken to Mt. Sinai West and later declared dead, the New York Post reported. A station employee told the New York Daily News she called the cops after panicked commuters rushed up the stairs to tell her a woman had fallen. Read More »

Stacey Abrams To Deliver Rebuttal To Trump's State Of The Union Address

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And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she was thrilled Abrams had accepted , saying that in the 2018 campaign her "electrifying message reinvigorated our nation & continues to inspire millions in every part of the country". She will deliver a televised rebuttal after Mr Trump's address to Congress on 5 February. The choice elevates Abrams in Democratic politics as the party looks to keep core supporters, such as black women who anchor the base, energized ahead of the 2020 ... Read More »

Palestinian president Abbas accepts government resignation

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The move will likely hamper an already delicate relationship with Gaza's Hamas rules, but Abbas does not want Hamas to be excluded from the new government to be formed. Hamdallah's government was formed in 2013 following a power sharing agreement with Hamas. Hamas condemned the government's resignation, saying Abbas was seeking to establish a "separatist government" to serve his interests. Read More »

Donald Trump Tells White House Guests Obama 'Watched Basketball All Day'

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A former Trump campaign communications adviser, Sims, 34, went on to serve as special assistant to the president and director of White House message strategy before leaving the post previous year. "I know who Jesus says I am - don't matter to me what Donald Trump or anyone else says that I am". Within 20 minutes, both the president and the chief operating officer for Trump's campaign Michael Glassner had pointed out the NDA. Read More »

"Don't Help Elect Trump": Ex-Starbucks CEO, Eyeing White House, Heckled

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A heckler gave voice to those frustrations Monday, interrupting Schultz's book tour event to yell: "Don't help elect Trump, you egotistical, billionaire asshole!" Before security wrangled him out of the room, he managed to get in an extremely online dig, telling Schultz to "go back to getting ratioed on Twitter", referring to his remarkable streak of more comments than likes on four tweets in a row on Sunday. Read More »