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Oil workers flee Venezuela's crisis for a better life

In the days since National Assembly leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president, dozens of countries in the Americas and Europe have recognised him as Venezuela's legitimate leader. "And who do you think you are? Venezuela keeps going!" Maduro said at a recent pro-government rally. The sanctions freeze $7 billion in US -based assets and target $11 billion of USA revenue to Venezuela's national oil company. Read More »

Indian Man to Sue Parents Because He Didn't Want to Be Born

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He further says that, "If we are born without our consent, we should be maintained for our life". Samuel understands that its impossible to gain consent from an unconceived human but still insists its not the child's decision to be born. One of the videos is entitled, "I'm suing my parents for YOU!" But my mother wishes that she had met me before I was born, and she would not have had me. Read More »

RIP John Dingell: Longest-serving member of Congress passed away on Thursday

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He became the longest-serving member of Congress on June 7, 2013, when he surpassed the former record holder, the late West Virginia Sen. He retired in 2015. "My deepest sympathies go out to Congresswoman Dingell and the entire Dingell family". Along with his wife, Dingell is survived by two daughters, two sons, one of whom served 15 years in the Michigan Legislature, and several grandchildren. Read More »

Pope Francis Admits Priests And Bishops Sexually Abused Nuns

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Francis returned to Rome on Tuesday from the United Arab Emirates, where he presided in Abu Dhabi at the largest public Mass ever celebrated on the peninsula where Islam was born. This is the first time that the Vatican has positively recognize these claims. Last November, the organisation representing the world's Catholic women's religious orders, the International Union of Superiors General, publicly denounced the "culture of silence and secrecy" that contributed to abuse, and urged nuns ... Read More »

Virginians reeling as top 3 officials in government embroiled in scandals

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Northam has continued to cling to power, hunkered down in the governor's mansion in Richmond , despite facing calls to resign from nearly the entire Democratic party in Virginia , and a number of prominent black public figures. Calling the incident "a one-time occurrence", the 57-year-old attempted to apologize for his actions, NBC News reports . "Having offered up a series of evolving apologies explanations for what he did 35 years ago he has undermined the credibility of the office ... Read More »

USA lawmaker questions arms sales to Saudi-UAE coalition in Yemen

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The Saudi-led coalition, which includes the UAE, has been at war in Yemen with the Houthis since 2015, triggering what the United Nations has called the world's largest humanitarian disaster. The State Department said it was investigating the allegations. The war split the country in two, and with it came the weapons - guns, anti-tank missiles, armoured vehicles, heat-seeking lasers and artillery, CNN said in the report. Read More »

More than 300 Nigerian communities reject practice of female genital mutilation

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While FGM mainly occurs in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, it is a global problem, with some migrant communities carrying on the traditional practice in Western countries. More than half of the women who have been subjected to it live in Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia, according to the United Nations body which said it is almost universal in Djibouti, Guinea and Somalia. Read More »

Vale loses license to operate key Brazil dam after disaster

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Rescue efforts are ongoing, but have been interrupted at least twice - on Sunday due to possible rain, and due to fears of another Vale-owned dam bursting a week ago. Since 2015, Vale has conducted important tailings dams construction projects, such as the Brucutu Norte dam (2015) and Forquilha V dam (2016) in Minas Gerais, and new projects have been started, such as the Maravilhas III dam (2016), also in Minas Gerais. Read More »

Huawei offers to launch cyber security centre in Poland

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Huawei's top executive in Europe brushed off Western critics and defended the company's track record against accusations that it could serve as front for Chinese spying. "Were Huawei ever to engage in malicious behaviour, it would not go unnoticed - and it would certainly destroy our business". No EU-wide law has been introduced on the matter to date, and any restrictions on 5G contracts for national security reasons remain a decision for individual nations. Read More »

Princess Ubolratana is candidate for prime minister

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Thai Raksa Chart party leader Preechapol Pongpanich holds up the application of Thai Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Varnavadi at the election commission office in Bangkok , Thailand, February 8, 2019. "This has never happened before in Thai politics; the royal family has always been seen as being above politics even though everyone knows that it's the most powerful body in Thailand". Read More »

America’s biggest ever ice bust worth $1.3BILLION was headed for Australia

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Another 25kg of cocaine, worth about $9.5 million, and 5kg of heroin valued at $2.6 million, was also uncovered in the shipment of 850 vehicle audio parts. None of the agencies involved has further identified the cartel. "The Australian public who are consuming ice and other drugs are permitting organized crime to flourish", Hill said. Read More »

Donald Trump announces campaign rally as Pelosi rebukes 'threat'

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But Pelosi said Trump's suggestion that politicians abandon their "ridiculous partisan investigations" was a "threat". At a White House event with law enforcement officers on Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence hinted that the option of declaring a national emergency and shifting billions of dollars from previously approved funding is very much alive. Read More »

Frozen cat thawed out after being found unresponsive in Montana snow bank

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As the temperature just barely registered double digits in Kalispell, Montana last week, people were sure to bundle up if they HAD to go outside. It has been a wild winter for "Fluffy" the cat. They also posted a picture of Fluffy, now unfrozen, showcasing her long, elegant fur. Her owners think she may have been scared by something and not able to make it back to a safe spot. Read More »

'Teleprompter Problems?' Trump's Prayer Breakfast Gaffe Claims Faith Community Abolished Civil Rights

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Trump told the prayer breakfast. Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning in what sounded like a disinterested, stoned stupor, Donald Trump praised people of faith for leading the "abolition of civil rights". The Rev. Michael Curry, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church who is famous for his remarks at last year's royal wedding, read from 1 Corinthians 13 and offered a brief reflection on love that some saw as a rebuke to Trump's leadership style. Read More »

UAE denies arresting British national for wearing Qatar shirt

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Having initially been released, the Arsenal fan is now being held again following an incident with security officials, the Sun reported . It said Ahmed had later admitted to making false statements and wasting police time after being charged on January 24 and will now be processed through UAE courts. Read More »

Acting U.S. attorney general balks at testifying under subpoena threat

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Whitaker a list of questions we hope to ask him about his communications with the White House and his refusal to recuse himself from oversight of the Special Counsel's investigation". Over Republican objections, the panel's Democratic majority took the first step Thursday toward what would be the first known subpoena since their party took control of the House. Read More »

Status orange wind warning for Mayo & Galway as Storm Erik approaches

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A graphic from the UK Met Office shows Storm Erik coming in from the Atlantic and tracking northwards, bringing a band of rain that will start in western areas before moving eastwards. Saturday will see the "strongest winds" lashing Northern England too, while coastal areas could be hit by winds as strong as 70mph. With Erik set to arrive in the region in the early hours of Friday morning, UK Power Networks is monitoring the weather closely and is in regular contact with the Met Office. Read More »

El Chapo: Jury ends day without verdict

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Yet with deliberations in the high-profile drug trafficking case underway, having starting Monday , and a verdict expected by the end of the week, the jurors are more likely to face a new threat - not from sicarios or paparazzi, as many might have feared, but from post-traumatic stress disorder. Read More »

How's That! WhatsApp may be forced to shut shop in India

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WhatsApp, which has 1.5 billion active users globally, said on Wednesday it bans two million accounts each month for sending bulk or automated messages. Facing flak from the government over dozens of lynching incidents in the country past year which were linked to rumours spread on WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging service introduced several new measures including limiting the number of messages that a user can forward to five and appointing for the first time a country head for the ... Read More »

We Will Use Beautiful Curvy Women As Strategy To Promote Tourism

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The initiative has however stirred up a storm with the minister now facing accusations of trying to promote sex tourism. Despite intense criticism, Kiwanda is unmoved and is insisting that his campaign does not demean women in any way. "Together with my colleagues of Uganda Women Parliamentary Association, we condemn acts of objectifying and dehumanising women". So curvy women could post on social media and get followers. Read More »

Freezing drizzle is expected or occurring in the Guelph area

Freezing rain will be a big threat tonight as more rain rides in with thunder and lightning too over an air mass with temperatures at or below freezing in much of the west and north parts of the Tri-States. We are under a Winter Weather Advisory all morning long for all of SE Lower Michigan and Southern Ontario due to unsafe driving and treacherous travel conditions. Read More »

France recalls Italy ambassador after worst verbal onslaught 'since the war'

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In a statement, the French foreign office said: "For several months, France has been the target of repeated, baseless attacks and outrageous statements". 'Mr Di Maio, who has governmental responsibilities, should ensure that he does not impair with its repeated interferences our bilateral relations, in the interest of both France and Italy, ' the spokesman said. Read More »

Huge iOS 13 emoji update to include disabilities, waffles and yawning

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Previous updates had included major changes like skin tone support in 2015, more representation for women in 2016, and hair colour additions in 2018. It will likely take several months - or even a year - before the emoji becomes widely available across most phone systems and interfaces. Apple has proposed to introduce emojis for disabled people. Read More »

Sen. Elizabeth Warren apologizes for calling herself ‘American Indian’ on bar application

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Her decision to release the DNA test results prompted backlash from Republicans and Democrats, as well as the Cherokee Nation, which called the test " inappropriate and wrong ". " I can't go back . It just seemed very lacking". Warren claimed she had ties to the Native Americans on multiple occasions. But the move incited further criticism given the distant nature of her connection to the tribe. Read More »

Jayme Closs kidnapping suspect due back in court on March 27

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WEAU 13 News will be holding the hearing live. Michelle Saffert, who is friends with the Closs family , said that since coming home, Jayme has spent time with loved ones, and in therapy. The strong little fighter she is'. Jayme told police that on the night she was abducted , she awoke to her dog's barking, then woke her parents as a vehicle came up the driveway. Read More »

DA Quinn to Request Full Prison Term for Michelle Carter

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The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court disagreed, concluding in its ruling that "the evidence was sufficient to support the judge's finding of proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed involuntary manslaughter as a youthful offender, and that the other legal issues presented by the defendant, including her First Amendment claim, lack merit", in the opinion written by Justice Scott L. Read More »

What to watch for in Trump's State of the Union address

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The speech was delayed for a week because of the shutdown, which ended on Jan 25. Trump's second State of the Union address came with the Democrats vowing to use their new control over House committees to launch multiple investigations into everything from his charity foundation and tax returns to possible collusion with Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Read More »

She Thought a Ghost Was Stealing Her Clothes. Not Quite

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Maddie , who lives at the Summit at the Edge Apartments on Oakland Avenue, had been missing items of clothing such as shirts and trousers, as per Fox 8 on February 4. Swofford has been held in jail by the Guilford County police under a $26,600 bail. While police said Swofford was "not violent", he was arrested and taken to the Guilford County Jail, where records show he was charged with felony breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, resist , delay or obstruct a police ... Read More »