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USA: Tulsi Gabbard kicks off presidential campaign

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But she is facing competition from politicians with far higher national profiles, notably California Senator Kamala Harris and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren . Gabbard is of Samoan heritage and a military veteran, having served with the Army National Guard in Iraq from 2004 to 2005. The candidate who amasses the majority of delegates will be nominated at the party's convention in the summer and will likely face Republican President Donald Trump in November's general election. Read More »

Russian Navy now arms its ships with hallucinogenic effect weapon

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The Hill cited a report in the Russian government-operated RIA Novosti as saying the weapon fires a beam that resembles a strobe light. During testing, volunteers were given assault rifles, sniper rifles and machine guns and told to shoot at targets placed more than a mile away and protected by the device. Read More »

Japan, Germany want to curb Brexit’s global economic impact

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A delegation of German business leaders, including Joe Kaeser, the chief executive officer of Siemens AG, accompanied Merkel during her visit, demonstrating Germany's strong interest in cooperating with Japan. Merkel noted that while the withdrawal agreement can no longer be negotiated with the European Commission, border talks can still be laid out by the United Kingdom. Read More »

Top US general says Trump did not consult him on Syria announcement

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In the February 5 speech , Trump made passing reference to his decision to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan and Syria - a decision that has anxious USA allies. And Votel replied, "We were not". US officials say that overall, there are about 2,000 IS militants in Syria. According to the joint military task force that has been fighting ISIS for more than four years, the group remains "a battle-hardened and well-disciplined force" that is "able to coordinate offensives and ... Read More »

Donald Tusk: Special place in hell for clueless Brexit campaigners

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Dublin, he insisted, would not give up on an open-ended backstop obliging Britain to retain many EU rules until a better way could be found to keep goods flowing unchecked across the new EU-UK land border across the island of Ireland . May's government has been searching for a way to overcome lawmakers' opposition to the backstop, by adding a time limit or an exit clause - both of which have been rejected by the European Union - or a finding a way to replace border infrastructure with ... Read More »

White House says feds' inaugural probe part of 'hysteria'

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Federal prosecutors in NY have subpoenaed the Trump inaugural committee for documents related to donors, vendors and finances, according to a source familiar with the outreach. The subpoena seeks information related to broad topics, including information about benefits provided to top donors, training documents for fundraisers, and information related to any payments made directly by donors to vendors. Read More »

Thailand tells Australia and Bahrain to cooperate over Hakeem al-Araibi

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He now faces two months more after the Thai courts made a decision to hear the extradition case, refusing bail and setting a hearing for April. "So between now and then, Hakeem will have to be in custody for at least until August", Trumph Jalichandra told a news conference, adding that he could only be released sooner if Bahrain withdrew its request. Read More »

Texas man killed after e-cigarette explodes in his face

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There have been 195 incidents of explosions and fires caused by e-cigarettes reported by USA media between January 2009 and December 2016, according to a report from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Brown was sitting in his auto outside a vape shop when the electronic cigarette he was using exploded, according to KXAS . "If anything, I hope it stops someone", she said. Read More »

Seven die in Paris apartment blaze

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Pictures from the fire brigade showed flames leaping out of top floor windows and firemen climbing flimsy ladders to rescue terrified residents from thick black smoke. "When we arrived, we were faced with an apocalyptic situation". Castaner said the woman who was detained had "a history of psychiatric problems". Read More »

U.S. commander says he was 'not consulted' on decision to leave Syria

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Pro-Iran Iraqi lawmakers have proposed nominating Falih Fayyad, the leader of the Shiite-dominated Popular Mobilization Units , which Baghdad has struggled to control, for the Interior Ministry post. USA officials say that IS fighters hold only several villages in the Middle Euphrates River Valley that amount to significantly less than 10 square kilometers. Read More »

Google Releases Password Checkup for Chrome

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According to Google, it has worked closely with major technology companies, like Adobe, plus the standards community at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and OpenID Foundation to make it easy for all apps to implement Cross Account Protection . Read More »

Donald Trump thought Nepal and Bhutan were a part of India

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CIA Director Gina Haspel testified that Iran is still "technically in compliance" with the nuclear deal-the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)-that Trump withdrew from in May. Yet Coats also acknowledged that the JCPOA has merely "extended the amount of time Iran would need to produce enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon from a few months to about one year". Read More »

Nine EU states recognise Guaido as Venezuela's president, increasing pressure on Maduro

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Russian Federation and China, who have poured billions of dollars of investment and loans into Venezuela, are supporting Mr Maduro in an extension of their geopolitical tussle with the United States. The contact group comprises the European Union and eight of its member states - France, Britain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden - and four Latin American countries: Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Uruguay. Read More »

Pope admits priests, bishops sexually abused nuns

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Pope Francis in Abu Dhabi this week. He insisted the will to confront the abuse is there, and stressed that the problem is not new, and that the Church has been working to address it for some time. On his last flight home from an global trip, just last week, Pope Francis warned that expectations for an upcoming landmark Vatican summit on clergy sexual abuse should be "deflated", as the problem was unlikely to be resolved through it. Read More »

Iran unveils long-range cruise missile on revolution anniversary

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Hatami said the surface-to-surface missile, named Hoveizeh , was from the Soumar family of cruise missiles, which were unveiled in 2015. UN Security Council Resolution 2231 - adopted just after the nuclear deal - calls on Iran "not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles created to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons". Read More »

Trump says he wouldn't steer son Barron toward American football

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Speaking to CBS's "Face the Nation" in a wide-ranging interview that aired on the same day as the Super Bowl , Trump said he did what previous presidents failed to do. CBS host Margaret Brennan asked Trump: "Are you sensitive at all to players like Colin Kaepernick , who point out that the majority of victims of police violence are black?" "I thought the equipment would get better, and it has", he added. Read More »

USB stick found in New Zealand seal poop somehow still works

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About three weeks ago, volunteers thawed out the sample and discovered the memory stick, which was "in reasonably good condition considering where it had come from". The only clues of who the USB owner's identity are footage of a blue kayak and the fact that they were at some point likely hanging out with leopard seals. Read More »

Pregnant Woman Brutally Stabbed To Death In Ridgewood Apartment Building

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Jennifer Irigoyen, 35, a real estate agent , was dragged screaming from her apartment in the borough of Queens and stabbed repeatedly at the entranceway of the apartment building around 1 a.m. When he asked Irigoyen who attacked her, Zereoue told the Post she couldn't speak. "Don't you think if your girlfriend got stabbed, you'd go to the police and say, 'What happened?'" he said. Read More »

United Kingdom believes Isil hostage John Cantlie is still alive, minister says

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A British hostage held by Islamic State for seven years is still alive, according to the United Kingdom security minister. The ISIL group killed journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and aid worker Peter Kassig, who were all U.S. Last November, a former ISIS member told French magazine Paris Match that he saw Mr Cantlie in the Syrian city of Raqqa, 300 miles from Mosul. BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner said this news was a surprise to Mr Cantlie's next of kin. Read More »

Man mistaken for a ghost jailed after getting caught inside student’s closet

He goes in the bathroom and looks in the mirror and then is like, 'You're really pretty, can I give you a hug?' she said of his behavior while she waited for her boyfriend. Swofford has since been arrested and appeared in court on Monday, Feb. 4, via video conference from the Guilford County Jail. Maddie and her flatmate couldn't understand how Swofford had managed to breach the premises, as they "also keep their doors locked". Read More »

6 killed, many injured in trail derailment in India

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One general coach, one AC coach B3, three sleeper coaches - S8, S9, S10 and six more coaches have derailed, he said. More than 600 people have been killed in such accidents in the past five years. "A team of the NDRF has also reached the spot", Kumar said. The inquiry will be carried out by Commissioner Rail Safety (Eastern Circle) Latif Khan. Read More »

Gay serial killer Bruce McArthur staged photos of corpses in fur coats

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The prosecutor said that he would shave them and keep their facial hair as well, which he stored in plastic bags at another house that he worked at. "A photograph of John on Mr. Court heard that John told McArthur: "It was a secret and nobody knew". Gridin said last week in a statement that the decision to release McArthur was made in consultation with Gauthier's superior and "based on the information available at the time". Read More »

Britain offered Nissan 80 mil. pounds in Brexit protection in 2016

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The Times reports that the Government is now considering withdrawing a £60m package of support for Nissan after being given less than 24 hours' notice of the firm's decision. "We are already working with your United Kingdom team on a package of support in areas such as skills, R&D and innovation", Clark told then-Nissan chair Carlos Ghosn in October 2016. Read More »

U.S. to stay in Iraq to 'watch Iran'

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As Trump did not meet with Iraqi officials during his December visit , the CBS interview plays into concerns Iraqi concerns that the USA sees Baghdad as a lesser partner. He appeared to be referring to the Al-Asad air base in western Iraq, where he paid a brief visit to US forces in December. "We spent a fortune on building this incredible base". Read More »

US Democrats call on Virginia governor to resign over racist photo

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The denial failed to silence calls for the governor to quit. A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox Monday-Friday. "It was a post-civil rights era". Last month, Fairfax, the only black statewide official, sat down in protest as the Virginia Senate recognized Lee-Jackson Day, which honors Confederate generals Robert E. Read More »

Pope preaches peace and tolerance on trip to UAE

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Pope Francis speaks during an inter-religious meeting at the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates , February 4, 2019. He also urged religious leaders to work together to reject the "miserable crudeness" of war and resist the " logic of armed power ... Read More »

Powerful explosion in busy market in Somali capital

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At least nine people were killed and several wounded when a auto loaded with explosives blew up near a mall in a busy market in the Somali capital on Monday, police said. A Reuters witness saw four cars burned and a restaurant was destroyed. While there was no immediate claim of responsibility, the al-Shabab armed group has regularly carried out such attacks in the past. Read More »

Flooding, evacuations as storm hits California

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California Highway Patrol said that rain caused a debris flow that washed boulders and rocks onto northbound Interstate 5 and mudflows that closed all of US 101. Ventura County sheriff's Sgt. Eric Buschow says several people, including two other members of the team, were hurt in the two crashes Saturday on Interstate 5. Read More »

Paris Fire: Seven people killed, over 20 injured

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At least seven people have died after a blaze swept through an apartment block in central Paris in the middle of the night, according to French news agency Agence France Presse (AFP). Two neighboring buildings were evacuated as a precaution. It is not known what caused the fire in the 16th arrondissement. She said shaken, evacuated residents were brought to her building and the one next door while firefighters continued to fight the flames. Read More »

EU ‘GRAVELY concerned’ at Iran missile launches

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Tehran insists its missile development program is "purely defensive" and compliant with the resolution. "Europe has no right to set conditions for implementing the new financial channel", Hamid Baeidinejad said in a post on his Twitter account on Sunday, commenting on INSTEX (Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges), a payment channel that the three European Union signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (France, Germany and Britain) set up last week to help continue trade with Tehran ... Read More »