• May drags Brexit deal deadline to March
May drags Brexit deal deadline to March

The group including Labour MP Yvette Cooper and Tory former ministers Sir Oliver Letwin and Nick Boles said their plan was created to prevent the country drifting into a no-deal Brexit "by accident". Many of Labour's younger, newer supporters who propelled the veteran socialist to the party leadership want to stay in the European Union - but nume...

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  • Mexican drug cartel leader El Chapo found guilty, faces life in prison
Mexican drug cartel leader El Chapo found guilty, faces life in prison

Guzman staged two dramatic escapes from Mexican high-security prisons and cultivated a Robin Hood image among the poor in his home state of Sinaloa. As the judge read the verdict, Guzman stared at the jury, and his wife watched the scene, both with resignation in their faces.

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  • BBC asks for security review after cameraman allegedly attacked at Trump rally
BBC asks for security review after cameraman allegedly attacked at Trump rally

In an article Tuesday, the BBC reported that it "has requested the White House review security for media attending President Donald Trump's rallies after an attack on one of its cameramen". Washington editor Eleanor Montague , who was at the event with Skeans, tweeted out footage of the incident, which she blamed on the president's hostile rh...

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  • Venezuelan Doctors Flood Border Bridge Pleading for Humanitarian U.S. Aid
Venezuelan Doctors Flood Border Bridge Pleading for Humanitarian U.S. Aid

Envoys for Venezuela's self-declared caretaker leader Juan Guaido met Vatican officials and lobbied the Italian government for support on Monday in their quest to keep global pressure on socialist President Nicolas Maduro . He said more than 300,000 Venezuelans are at "risk of dying" amid shortages. Meanwhile, nations such as Russia, China, Tu...

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  • Air NZ plane lands in Shanghai after being rejected over weekend
Air NZ plane lands in Shanghai after being rejected over weekend

An Air New Zealand flight was reportedly denied permission to land in China because the airline's paperwork referenced Taiwan as an independent country. "I think it is important to be really clear and not confuse administrative and regulatory issues as issues to do with the relationship", Ardern told a weekly news conference.

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  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren Formally Launches 2020 Presidential Run
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Formally Launches 2020 Presidential Run

And what are we as candidates, as activists, as the press, going to do about that? Are we going to chase after those every day? He added that Trump has long said he was a fan of Andrew Jackson, who carried out the forced removal and ethnic cleansing of Native Americans.

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  • New Delhi Hotel Fire Kills 17, Police Say
New Delhi Hotel Fire Kills 17, Police Say

Delhi Police has registered an FIR against the hotel owner. As many as 25 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, and at least 35 people were rescued from the five-storey building, it is learnt. Alphons said the emergency exit of the Arpit Palace hotel was "too narrow" and also locked. They said wooden panelling in the corridors had contributed...

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  • S. Korea announces hike in payment for USA troops
S. Korea announces hike in payment for USA troops

South Korean officials pushed for a three-year deal keeping their annual contribution around $864 million. President Donald Trump's pick to lead the World Bank vowed yesterday to cooperate with South Korea on developing North Korea and other various sectors, the finance ministry here said.

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  • Newborn baby pulled from storm drain in South Africa
Newborn baby pulled from storm drain in South Africa

A resident who was out for an early morning walk thought he could hear a cat mewing from beneath a steel drain cover and lifted the lid up to look inside. "Currently she is in a stable condition and the KZN EMS helicopter is now taking off to get the child to the hospital", said McKenzie. Emergency services dug into the pipe, cut it open, and man...

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  • Winter storm warning to impact over 3 million people in western Washington
Winter storm warning to impact over 3 million people in western Washington

Inslee declared a state of emergency over the storm. The sun was out on Sunday morning but the National Weather Service says snow will return late in the afternoon into the evening across the Northwest. Plan on a slow Tuesday morning and Tuesday afternoon commute. Hundreds of people in Tacoma turned out for a snowball fight in a park after some...

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  • Democrats to acting AG Whitaker at Russian Federation hearing: 'We're not joking here'
Democrats to acting AG Whitaker at Russian Federation hearing: 'We're not joking here'

Chairman, I see that your five minutes is up", Whitaker said . Collins said. "The key difference today is simply that this witness is part of the Trump Administration - and now we're setting a risky precedent". "I can assure you [Barr] has a very high opinion of Mr. Mueller and he is committed to letting Mr. Mueller finish his job", Republican Sou...

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  • Trump Meets With Kim Jong-un at February End
Trump Meets With Kim Jong-un at February End

On Friday evening Washington time, he tweeted that they would meet in Hanoi for "advancing the cause of peace". Biegun is thought to have discussed specific disarmament steps that North Korea could promise at the Vietnam summit and what corresponding measures the United States is willing to take.

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  • Bruce McArthur: Life Sentence for Toronto Gay Village Serial Killer
Bruce McArthur: Life Sentence for Toronto Gay Village Serial Killer

A Canadian judge handed down a sentence for serial killer Bruce McArthur on Friday, condemning him to life in prison with no chance for parole for 25 years. Abdulbasir Faizi, 42, is reported missing to Peel Regional Police, west of Toronto. "Would police have taken more and swifter action if McArthur's victims had not been gay or people o...

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  • Racism and redemption: Virginia blackface row sparks national debate
Racism and redemption: Virginia blackface row sparks national debate

But since the Northam news broke, she said the staff for the university's student paper, The Cavalier Daily, had been "going through UVA's old yearbooks and trying to find these pictures to call themselves out for past racism". King also asked if the state's attorney general, Mark Herring , should resign after he too admitted to rocking a bla...

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  • SDF ready for push on final Daesh pocket
SDF ready for push on final Daesh pocket

SDF troops, led by Kurdish fighters, have been holding on the outskirts of ISIS territory for the last 10 days as more than 20,000 civilians were evacuated from the besieged enclave, the SDF said. IS overran large parts of Syria and neighbouring Iraq in 2014, declaring a "caliphate" in areas it controlled. FILE PHOTO: Fighters from Syrian Democr...

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  • Trump physical: President 'in very good health'
Trump physical: President 'in very good health'

The stunning leak of President Donald Trump's private schedules has naturally set off an internal White House search for who's behind the leaks. Last month, he invited the college football champion Clemson Tigers to the White House during the partial government shutdown.

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  • Senate panel approves Trump's attorney general nominee
Senate panel approves Trump's attorney general nominee

Democrats said they anxious about confirming Barr to return to the Justice Department - he already served as attorney general in the administration of former President George H.W. Attorney General nominee Bill Barr departs after meeting with Sen. Democrats have also criticized Barr for not committing to publicly releasing Mueller's findings.

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  • Saudi Arabia 'curtailed' Jamal Khashoggi murder probe - United Nations expert
Saudi Arabia 'curtailed' Jamal Khashoggi murder probe - United Nations expert

Trump has not yet responded to the request, and-according to an official who spoke to Bloomberg-he doesn't have to. The crown prince is the next in line to the Saudi throne behind his ailing father King Salman, and has become the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia.

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  • Thai king moves to block sister's 'inappropriate' candidacy for PM
Thai king moves to block sister's 'inappropriate' candidacy for PM

Thailand has been a constitutional monarchy since 1932 but the royal family has wielded great influence and commands the devotion of millions. Her shock entrance into frontline Thai politics was a first by a member of the powerful royal family and promised to reshape the political landscape of the country.

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  • Virginia political turmoil deepens as AG admits to past use of blackface
Virginia political turmoil deepens as AG admits to past use of blackface

Northam has come under pressure from almost the entire Democratic establishment to resign after the discovery of a photo on his profile page in the Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook of someone in blackface standing next to a person in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe.

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  • Storm Erik to bring heavy rain and strong winds
Storm Erik to bring heavy rain and strong winds

Storm Erik is making its presence known as the weekend comes into focus. While a lull is expected in the fiercest winds on Friday evening, gusts will pick up again at about midnight, when a warning will cover Northern Ireland , southern Scotland and much of northern England.

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  • O'Rourke to lead anti-wall march during Trump Texas rally
O'Rourke to lead anti-wall march during Trump Texas rally

Down Pennsylvania Avenue at the Capitol, the mood among negotiators was distinctly upbeat, with participants in the talks between the Democratic-controlled House and GOP-held Senate predicting a deal could come as early as this weekend. The Security Secretary for Coahuila, Jose Luis Pliego Corona reportedly wants the U.S. to know that Mexican offic...

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  • Whitaker: I Have Not Interfered with Mueller Investigation
Whitaker: I Have Not Interfered with Mueller Investigation

Swalwell , and if you asked questions that are actually part of this instead of running for president we could get this done", Collins responded. Republicans made clear they viewed the hearing as pointless political grandstanding, especially since Whitaker may have less than a week left as the country's chief law enforcement officer.

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  • Cat Found Nearly Frozen Makes ‘Amazing’ Recovery
Cat Found Nearly Frozen Makes ‘Amazing’ Recovery

Her owners found her outside near their Montana home last week. A cat's normal internal body temperature is 38 degrees. Vets at the Animal Clinic of Kalispell used warm water, warming blankets and heating pads to bring Fluffy's temperature up and back to life.

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  • Search for owner of USB found in Invercargill seal poo
Search for owner of USB found in Invercargill seal poo

The seal scat, Hupman said , was collected from Oreti Beach in the Southland region of the South Island of New Zealand in November 2017, and frozen for a later study of the animal's diet. "You put it under the cold tap, get all the gross stuff off, smoosh it around a bit and separate the bones, feathers, seaweed, and other stuff", Jodie Warren ...

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  • Taliban: Half of USA troops to leave Afghanistan by May 1
Taliban: Half of USA troops to leave Afghanistan by May 1

He said Afghanistan wants good relations with all countries but will not allow anyone to interfere in Afghan affairs. Ghani said he had spoken late on Tuesday with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who stressed the importance of "ensuring the centrality of the Afghan government in the peace process".

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  • Trump says so-called Islamic State could be completely defeated by next week
Trump says so-called Islamic State could be completely defeated by next week

Gen. Joseph Votel, the top military officer in charge of operations in the Middle East, told Senate lawmakers Tuesday he wasn't consulted before President Donald Trump announced a USA withdrawal from Syria . "It is not a change in the mission", Pompeo said, adding "our fight will not necessarily always be military-led". "It does not change the s...

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  • Northern Irish kingmakers demand 'toxic' Brexit backstop be replaced
Northern Irish kingmakers demand 'toxic' Brexit backstop be replaced

May came out against such an extension earlier on Tuesday, The Guardian reported . "I will not do anything to put that at risk", she said. The EU will not renegotiate the divorce deal and the Irish backstop but alternatives could be worked on after Britain leaves, chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday.

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  • Russian Federation to build mid-range nuclear missiles after INF treaty withdrawal
Russian Federation to build mid-range nuclear missiles after INF treaty withdrawal

In a speech unveiling a suite of new missile systems before the Russian Federal Assembly in March 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin noted that "In late 2017, Russia successfully launched its latest nuclear-powered missile at the Central training ground".

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  • US Senate breaks from Trump with Syria troop vote
US Senate breaks from Trump with Syria troop vote

The measure says Daesh and al-Qaeda militants still pose a serious threat to the United States, and it warns that "a precipitous withdrawal" of USA forces from those countries could "allow terrorists to regroup, destabilize critical regions and create vacuums that could be filled by Iran or Russian Federation".

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  • More Rain This Week, Icy Wednesday
More Rain This Week, Icy Wednesday

Areas of drizzle and freezing drizzle are expected to develop across south-central and eastern Kansas tonight. According to the weather warning, our region could experience freezing rain for much of Wednesday, before the precipitation changes into normal rain in the afternoon.

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  • New York Prosecutors to Subpoena Trump Inauguration Committee for Documents
New York Prosecutors to Subpoena Trump Inauguration Committee for Documents

The subpoena requested records of any benefits handed out during the inauguration, including tickets and photos with the president, as well as documents that show disclosure filings, vendors, contracts and all of the committee's donors and attendees of the event, according to the report.

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  • Australia's Townsville flooding declared catastrophe by insurance council
Australia's Townsville flooding declared catastrophe by insurance council

Queensland Fire and Rescue Services received 850 calls for flood assistance in the past 24 hours, most in Townsville. "But the thing I worry about is photos that you can't replace", she said. In a Facebook post published last night, a member of the Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council said family was "worried sick" over the missing men.

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  • EU Urges Iran to Refrain From Ballistic Missile Development Activities
EU Urges Iran to Refrain From Ballistic Missile Development Activities

Amirali Hajizadeh, head of the Revolutionary Guards' aerospace division, said at the event Iran had overcome initial problems in producing jet engines for cruise missiles and could now manufacture a full range of the weapons. Prior to the announcement of INSTEX, the Iranian hierarchy expressed doubts regarding whether European would deliver on its ...

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  • Canada announces $53-million in aid for Venezuela and refugees
Canada announces $53-million in aid for Venezuela and refugees

Venezuela's opposition has rejected any offers of dialogue that don't include Maduro's exit as a starting point. Here is a summary of whom key players are backing, after Guaido declared himself acting president on January 23 in defiance of the leftist Maduro.

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