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US strike in Somalia kills 35 'terrorists': Pentagon

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The U.S. has dramatically increased airstrikes against al-Shabab since President Donald Trump took office. The United States carries out regular air strikes in Somalia in support of a United Nations-backed government there, which has been fighting against an al Shabaab insurgency for years. Read More »

Pakistan claims shooting down 2 Indian fighter jets

The Pakistani official was also told that New Delhi was waiting for immediate and verifiable actions against terrorism that purportedly spreads out from Pakistani territory. Unfortunately, once you have this kind of weapons on both sides and if there is a desperate situation, then a desperate situation will lead to desperate measures . Read More »

American freed after 18 months in captivity in Yemen

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An American oil worker who was abducted in Yemen in 2017 has been reunited with his family, the White House announced Monday. "We maintain constant and intensive diplomatic, intelligence, and law enforcement cooperation within the United States government and with our foreign partners", Trump said , in a statement that was echoed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo . Read More »

Nuclear weapons bring chill to India-Pakistan strikes

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Pakistani military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor claimed that two IAF pilots were arrested. The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan was summoned this afternoon by MEA to lodge a strong protest at the unprovoked act of aggression by Pakistan against India earlier today, including by violation of the Indian air space by Pakistan Air Force and targeting of Indian military posts. Read More »

Social media users expose Alph Lukau ‘resurrected’ man as cameraman

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Lukau himself has hit back at naysayers in the form of a lengthy statement that criticizes people who doubt the power of God. This is the "miraculous" moment a self-proclaimed prophet supposedly brings a "dead man" back to life. During a service at his church in Sandton, Johannesburg on Sunday, Mr Lukau said the family of the deceased man chose to stop over for a few minutes before heading to Zimbabwe with the body. Read More »

World's Smallest Baby Boy Goes Home From Japan Hospital

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The boy was in intensive care until his weight reached 3.2 kilograms and he was discharged on Feb 20, said Dr. Takeshi Arimitsu of Keio University's School of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics. There had been 23 babies worldwide who survived after having been born prematurely and weighing under 300 grams, out of whom only four were boys, according to the Tiniest Babies Registry website. Read More »

Two US vessels pass through Taiwan Strait

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China on Tuesday, February 26, rebuked the US Navy for sending two ships through the Taiwan Strait, calling the operation a "provocative" act. This article is strictly for informational purposes only. The United States conducted three such operations through the strait past year, while China has repeatedly sent military aircraft and warships to circle the island on drills and has also worked to peel away the island's last diplomatic allies. Read More »

U.N.: Afghan civilian deaths record high in 2018

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UNAMA reported 3,804 deaths-an 11 percent increase from 2017. The report came a day before the next round of talks between the USA officials and a Taliban delegation in Qatar. "The best way to halt the killings and maiming of civilians is to stop the fighting". The Afghan forces have repulsed two separate attacks by Taliban militants on security outposts in eastern Laghman and Nangarhar provinces. Read More »

Talks With The Taliban

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First time we " ve met. His remarks came during the second day of talks in the Qatari capital of Doha with USA envoy Zalmay Khalilzad who has been trying to negotiate a resolution of the 17-year war in Afghanistan , America's longest. Appreciate #Qatar for hosting & #Pakistan in facilitating travel. "Now the work begins in earnest", tweeted the envoy. "We are committed to negotiations, but I still regard lack of Taliban's sincerity in negotiations as main obstacle to peace in ... Read More »

Collapse of unlicensed gold mine in Indonesia buries dozens

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But small artisanal, often unauthorized mining is on the rise in many parts of Asia and Africa: a study by a task force, the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development found the number of people engaged in such mining had risen to over 40 million, up from 30 million in 2014 and 6 million in 1993. Read More »

Rep. Matt Gaetz Taunts Michael Cohen Week of Congressional Testimony

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The New York Supreme Court officially disbarred Cohen over his conviction for previously lying to Congress. "We will not respond to Mr. Gaetz's despicable lies and personal smears, except to say we trust that his colleagues in the House, both Republicans and Democrats, will repudiate his words and his conduct", Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, said in a statement. Read More »

George Pell's sexual abuse was 'callous and brazen', judge says

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CARDINAL George Pell will spend the next two weeks behind bars before he is sentenced for child sex crimes after his bail was officially revoked. Robert Lugbans defended Pell and said the appeal would find him not guilty. In the Vatican's first response, spokesman Alessandro Gisotti told reporters the conviction was " painful " for many but that the cardinal had proclaimed his innocence and had the right to "defend himself until last level" of judicial process. Read More »

Zarif is in charge of Iran's foreign policy, says head Quds forces

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Good riddance", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday. "As long as I am here Iran will not get nuclear weapons", he wrote in Hebrew on Twitter. sanctions, which have impacted the Iranian economy, causing its rial currency to plummet. The president said these things are the "best indications" that Zarif should stay in his job as chief diplomat. Read More »

Firefighters rescue distressed fat rat trapped in sewer grate

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The fire service were notified after the female rat was spotted trapped in the entrance to a sewer in the town of Bensheim, and they quickly enlisted the help of the local animal rescue team from Rhein Neckar. Berufstierrettung Rhein Neckar True heroes. Crews lifted the manhole cover and were able to pop the large rodent free. After all, it was all in the name of the rat's wellbeing. Read More »

Tainted liquor kills dozens in India's Assam state

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At least 200 others were still receiving treatment in hospitals across Assam . "We shall not spare anyone involved in manufacture and distribution of the tainted liquor ", minister Sharma said. Police have registered a case and collected samples of the liquor. Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told AFP that the patients were being treated at different hospitals in the affected districts while Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has ordered an inquiry. Read More »

NI to bask in record-breaking winter temperatures?

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The Met Office said the predictions around climate change are that the United Kingdom will experience greater extremes of weather, including more higher and lower temperatures and unsettled conditions at times. However, temperatures today are forecast to reach 17C, with the forecaster saying that they could be "possibly a little higher locally". Britain has been sizzling in unseasonably warm temperatures for a number of days - said to be the result of the "Foehn Effect" . Read More »

Egypt: Deaths and injuries in fire at Cairo's main train station

According to photos circulated on social media and various local media outlets, a large and deadly blaze at Cairo's Ramsees Railway Station has killed more than 20 people and injured at least 40 others. The country's general prosecutor has ordered investigation. In August 2017, 43 people were killed when two passenger trains crashed into each other near the northern coastal city of Alexandria. Read More »

Kim summit in Vietnam: All the latest updates

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Mr Heo Jae-young, 21, developed an interest in ties with Pyongyang after the first summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the North's Kim a year ago. In return, Kim would expect significant US concessions such as relief from punishing sanctions and a declaration that the 1950-53 Korean War is at last formally over. Read More »

India says it shot down one Pakistan fighter jet

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Tensions have dramatically escalated between the nuclear-armed rivals since Indian warplanes struck what New Delhi said was a camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), the group that claimed the Kashmir bombing. Pakistan's armed forces spokesman, Major-General Asif Ghafoor, claimed that in response to the strikes, Indian jets crossed the ceasefire line. Pakistan says Indian warplanes dropped bombs near the town of Balakot , but there were no casualties. Read More »

Cardinal's bail revoked after sexual abuse conviction — George Pell

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A number of victim advocates told The Epoch Times previously that the summit was all talk and expressed disappointment that there were no concrete policy changes. The 77-year-old cardinal, who is on leave from his role as treasurer, maintained his innocence this week, despite the jury deeming him culpable of one charge of sexual penetration with a child under the age of 16, and four charges of an indecent act with, or in the presence of, a minor in the late 1990s. Read More »

Indian Air Force Fighter Jet Crashes in Kashmir's Budgam District

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According to news agency ANI reports, an eyewitness at the crash site in Budgam claims 'ita was a jet aircraft'. News Nation has learnt that local villagers tried to save the pilots. The channel recently celebrated its 4th anniversary and is going strong. Jammu and Kashmir Police and Indian Air Force personnel have rushed to the spot. Read More »

Syria Kurds "hand over 14 French IS fighters to Iraq"

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The evacuees arrived in more than 40 trucks from Baghouz , where about 300 IS fighters are believed to be holed up with civilians in a dramatic final showdown. Kurdish foreign affairs official did not confirm the transfer, but denied the SDF was responsible. He said that the Iraqi authorities will scrutinize all the people who have been received from Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Read More »

Pence vows USA support for Venezuelan opposition

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Under Maduro, Venezuela's economy has plunged into crisis, with extreme levels of inflation and deprivation causing social and political upheaval. ". Patrushev said Washington had asked Moscow for consultations on Venezuela and that Russian Federation had agreed, but that US officials had repeatedly postponed them under false pretexts. Read More »

Gardaí issue warning about disturbing Momo 'game' encouraging children to self harm

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Gardaí have issued a warning to parents to be vigilant and to supervise their children's online activity as a new online craze encouraging children to self-harm has started to emerge in Ireland. The "Momo" Challenge is a form of cyber bullying which asks the person contacted, often children, to perform a series of risky acts. "Another threatens family if a "challenge" is not completed". Read More »

Turkey's Erdoğan to meet White House adviser Kushner in Ankara

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USA officials Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt have met with leaders in the United Arab Emirates and Oman as part of a regional tour to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They are not expected to visit Israel. "Jared's words prove what we already know", Bennett said, "that the day after the elections, the Americans will push the Netanyahu-Lapid-Ganz government to allow the establishment of a Palestinian state on Route 6, to agree to the division of Jerusalem - and ... Read More »

Nikki Haley's Policy Group to Tackle Socialism, Other Issues

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Since leaving the post at the end of past year, Haley has formed " Stand For America ", an advocacy group promoting a more muscular stance against the two nations, along with fiscally conservative domestic policy. Her group, "Stand for America", endorses "taking a more aggressive approach to China's unfair trade practices" and holding "China's feet to the fire to help get rid of North Korea's nuclear weapons", according to its website. Read More »

US business insiders welcome progress on US-China trade talks

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The trade war has contributed to investors' wariness about the markets and concerns about a slowing global economy. Trump, speaking to US governors at the White House just two hours after saying he would delay a scheduled Friday deadline to raise tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, said: "China has been terrific". Read More »

India fighter jets 'destroy terrorist camp in Pakistan'

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On February 14, more than 40 Indian paramilitary personnel were killed by a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device driven by a lone attacker. The attack is believed to be the worst against India's military since a rise in insurgency in 1989. Read More »

A delay 'doesn't deliver' says Theresa May at EU-Arab states summit

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In a dramatic statement to the House of Commons, Mrs May confirmed that she will put her Withdrawal Agreement - including whatever additional assurances she has secured from Brussels - to a "meaningful vote" by March 12 . "If they are satisfied that the effect is the same, then for me that is good enough", he said. She went on to accuse Corbyn and the Prime Minister of being "political Pygmies". Read More »