• R Kelly pleads not guilty to 10 sex abuse charges
R Kelly pleads not guilty to 10 sex abuse charges

If S.E. stands for Stephanie Edwards, a.k.a the singer Sparkle, it's possible this is the same tape as the one featured in the 2008 trial, because Sparkle has repeatedly identified the girl in that original tape as her niece. The judge maintained his bail at $1 million of which he must pay 10%. To leave custody, he'd have to pay 10% of the total, o...

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  • Iran says it has various options to neutralize ‘illegal’ USA sanctions: Tasnim
Iran says it has various options to neutralize ‘illegal’ USA sanctions: Tasnim

Following the brief detente that surrounded the 2015 signing of a nuclear deal between the two longtime foes-alongside China, France, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom-the US and Iran again fell out following the election of President Donald Trump, who ultimately scrapped the deal in May.

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  • 3 passengers dead after Amazon cargo plane crashes in Texas
3 passengers dead after Amazon cargo plane crashes in Texas

The preliminary report is that there was no distress call, the sources said. The hunt goes on for third victim after the jet, operating for Amazon Prime Air, plunged more than 3,000ft in 30 seconds. Hawthorne said that the bay was filled with cargo from the plane. "At this point, it's total devastation", he said at that time. Atlas Air said i...

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  • High Winds, Heavy Snow Create Blizzard Conditions In S
High Winds, Heavy Snow Create Blizzard Conditions In S

Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour and strong north winds Saturday created risky travel conditions throughout the western and central regions of Kansas, according to the National Weather Service. Chance of precipitation is 60%. "The amounts that we're looking at area anywhere between about an inch to three inches for total accumulation". Hig...

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  • Shamima Begum says United Kingdom government is
Shamima Begum says United Kingdom government is "making an example of me"

It said Shamima Begum's status would now be a matter for British courts to decide. They made clear that they were "shocked and appalled" at the "vile comments" Ms Begum had recently made to the media. "Bangladesh asserts that Ms Shamima Begum is not a Bangladeshi citizen". They are making an example of me. But she is also equally vehement about...

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  • Winter Storm Petra Dumps Snow on Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast
Winter Storm Petra Dumps Snow on Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. for Butler County and much of Western Pennsylvania, according to the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh. Many more updates will be available as we get closer to the weekend, but it would be a good idea to start planning ahead if you have weekend travel plans.

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  • India presses for Pakistan to stay on terrorism financing list
India presses for Pakistan to stay on terrorism financing list

Despite pressure from Indian to put Pakistan on the "black list", the Financial Action Task Force ( FATF ) made a decision to keep the country on the "grey list". Banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), allegedly backed by Pakistan, had claimed responsibility for the attack. In the wake of the Pulwama attack, India has reportedly been p...

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  • #NigeriaDecides2019: Buhari Says Astonished At Amount Of Forex Flooding Nigeria
#NigeriaDecides2019: Buhari Says Astonished At Amount Of Forex Flooding Nigeria

Electors are also choosing 360 members of the House of Representatives and 109 senators from a choice of 6,500 candidates. The electoral commission now swears it is ready. "Several suicide Bombers and mostly RPG fire targeted towards the metropolis from the outskirts, the response by Nigerian troops has made Boko Haram not to march on into the ...

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  • Venezuela struggles to find buyers for its oil after USA sanctions
Venezuela struggles to find buyers for its oil after USA sanctions

Clockwise from top left; Venezuelan singer "Chyno" performs during " Venezuela Aid Live " concert; thousands attend the "Venezuela Aid Live" concert at Tienditas International Bridge in Cucuta, Colombia; People with Venezuelan flags chant anti-government slogans on their way to the concert in Urena, Venezuela; Richard Branson organized the Venezu...

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  • Bernie Sanders running for president
Bernie Sanders running for president

Sanders' push against Clinton, a former first lady, USA senator and secretary of state, was notable because few Democrats seemed inclined to challenge her claim on the nomination. Bernie Sanders I-Vt. secured the endorsement of his seatmate, Sen. His launch video was viewed almost 6m times while he received 330,000 "pledges of support", rough...

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  • Trump, Kim to meet one-on-one next week
Trump, Kim to meet one-on-one next week

Some South Korean media have raised the possibility of a "small deal" from the summit that's meant to freeze Pyongyang's nuclear program and eliminate its intercontinental ballistic missiles. Trump has repeatedly stated that America would not support lifting sanctions - placed on the country for its consistent military threats against its neighbo...

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  • Next stop on Saudi crown prince's image makeover tour: China
Next stop on Saudi crown prince's image makeover tour: China

Saudi officials have commenced the implementation of their side of the deal between Khan and MbS to release and repatriate more than 2,000 Pakistani citizens jailed in the Kingdom over common or petty crimes. Two days after a Saudi-Pakistan joint statement issued during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to Islamabad opposed "politicisa...

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  • China says it will engage with India on Masood Azhar issue
China says it will engage with India on Masood Azhar issue

Guterres, through a spokesman, said that the United Nations is deeply concerned about the situation while offering to mediate if the two parties request it. Under the Indus Water Treaty, signed between the two countries in 1960, waters of eastern rivers (Ravi, Beas and Sutlej) are allocated to India while the country is under obligation to let flow...

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  • Trump publicly attacked Russia probe over 1100 times
Trump publicly attacked Russia probe over 1100 times

It also alleges that Trump discussed having Flynn and Paul Manafort pardoned as a means to entice them against cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. But he also doubts that will include a conclusion on whether there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation or not. That is another unresolved ques...

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  • Venezuela: Maduro closes border with Brazil as self-imposed blockade tightens
Venezuela: Maduro closes border with Brazil as self-imposed blockade tightens

Tons of aid sent by the USA and Colombian governments to alleviate shortages is sitting in warehouses on the Colombian side of the border. Venezuela is also considering sealing its border with Colombia, he added. Sunday is the deadline given to Maduro by Guaido, presumably in coordination with the United States, to allow the "humanitarian aid" ...

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  • Trump Cancels High-Speed Rail Funding for California and Demands Back Billions
Trump Cancels High-Speed Rail Funding for California and Demands Back Billions

The "bullet train" project, which Newsom now says probably won't be completed, has cost the state and federal government an astounding $77 billion - more than 12 times what Trump requested from Congress to fund border wall construction in key areas.

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  • Roger Stone apologizes to judge for Instagram post about her
Roger Stone apologizes to judge for Instagram post about her

Roger Stone will appear in court on Thursday after he posted a controversial photo online of the judge overseeing his case. "Stone recognises the impropriety and had it removed". Roger Stone has been indicted on seven counts by special counsel Robert Mueller. Mr Stone later posted a statement on his account saying the photo was not meant to...

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  • Rebel British MPs take up seats in parliament
Rebel British MPs take up seats in parliament

Former Labour parliamentarian Joan Ryan (far left), who resigned from the party over antisemitism, pictured with the three Conservative MPs with whom she joined the centrist "Independent Group" in the British Parliament. The fledgling coalition started Monday, after seven parliamentarians resigned from the country's main opposition Labour Party. ...

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  • United States dismisses Putin remarks as 'propaganda'
United States dismisses Putin remarks as 'propaganda'

Putin, speaking in Wednesday's state-of-the-nation address, rejected the US claim that its withdrawal from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty was prompted by Russian violations of the pact. An attack with intermediate-range missiles would leave effectively no time for decision-makers to react, raising the possibility of a world nucle...

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  • Germany's latest trade surplus might further push Trump to set vehicle tariffs
Germany's latest trade surplus might further push Trump to set vehicle tariffs

Two people familiar with the matter earlier told AFP that the Commerce Department report has concluded that auto imports pose such a threat. Germany recorded the world's largest current account surplus in trade for the third year running in 2018 due to strong exports that are vexing U.S.

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  • Donald Trump says Robert Mueller report release up to William Barr
Donald Trump says Robert Mueller report release up to William Barr

In response to a question about how long Rosenstein will remain the deputy attorney general, White House Strategic Communications Director Mercedes Schlapp told Fox News on February 19 that the decision is up to Rosenstein and that President Donald Trump has a good relationship with Rosenstein.

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation had backup plan to save Russian Federation probe evidence
Federal Bureau of Investigation had backup plan to save Russian Federation probe evidence

Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. Although that's always been a mainstream media narrative, it never happened. Comey's memo continued: The president "explained that he just couldn't have Flynn misleading the Vice President and, in any event, he had other concerns about Flynn".

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  • United Kingdom concludes using Huawei in 5G is a manageable risk, report says
United Kingdom concludes using Huawei in 5G is a manageable risk, report says

Wark pointed to Huawei's history of fostering technological innovation in Canada and supplying quality gear to major telecommunications providers as reasons to assess the security risks on rational, technical grounds. The Bloomberg report said the United States request for a pledge to keep the yuan's value stable was aimed at neutralizing any ef...

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  • V4 summit cancelled amid Polish-Israeli tensions
V4 summit cancelled amid Polish-Israeli tensions

The diplomatic spat between Poland and Israel has been escalating since Friday, when Israeli media reported remarks by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday suggesting Polish complicity in the Holocaust . Netanyahu later said he had been misquoted, and that he did not mean all Poles co-operated, just certain ones. Katz then took a feebl...

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  • Pulwana terror attack: Four soldiers KILLED in exchange with militants in Kashmir
Pulwana terror attack: Four soldiers KILLED in exchange with militants in Kashmir

A senior Indian army official told Al Jazeera that the operation against the rebels was launched early on Monday following intelligence inputs about the presence of rebels in a house in Pinglan village. The identity of the rebels was not revealed but local media reports said one of those killed was Abdul Rashid Gazi, a Pakistani national whose ...

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  • Former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick defrocked over sex abuse allegations
Former U.S. Cardinal McCarrick defrocked over sex abuse allegations

The Vatican's move makes McCarrick the most senior figure to be removed from the priesthood in modern times. The meeting February 21-24 was to bring together nearly 190 church leaders: the presidents of national bishops' conferences, the heads of the Eastern Catholic churches, superiors of religious orders of men and women, Roman Curia official...

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  • India, Iran ask Pakistan to punish terrorists for recent separate terror attacks
India, Iran ask Pakistan to punish terrorists for recent separate terror attacks

Weapons, ammunition, 150 kg (330 pounds) of explosives and 600 kg (1333 pounds) of explosive materials were also reportedly confiscated at the time of the arrests. The allegations by Iran, a "chief sponsor of terrorism", sought to divert the attention of the Iranian people from the country's own troubles, said Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi minister of ...

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  • Theresa May faces Commons defeat on Brexit plan B
Theresa May faces Commons defeat on Brexit plan B

Angry Tory loyalists have turned on the party's Brexiteers after Theresa May's plans for leaving the European Union suffered another humiliating Commons defeat. Veteran Tory Europhile Kenneth Clarke has tabled a further amendment, backed by senior figures from across the House, including Labour's Harriet Harman, which would allow MPs to vote for th...

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  • US Officials to Join Military Flight Delivering Aid to Venezuela - Statement
US Officials to Join Military Flight Delivering Aid to Venezuela - Statement

The government of President Nicolas Maduro said Monday it's organizing two days of concerts and aid distribution this weekend - a response to concert plans by rival opposition leader Juan Guaido . While Russia, China, Turkey and a large number of Asian and African countries still back Maduro, Rubio dismissed them, saying in English: "The cou...

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  • Marking the 40th year
Marking the 40th year

Prices of basic foodstuffs have soared since President Donald Trump withdrew Washington from world powers' 2015 nuclear deal with Iran past year and reimposed sanctions on Tehran. "The officials say that one kilo of beef costs 850,000 [Iranian] rial ($20.19), however a stroll in Tehran shows the price in some neighbourhoods is as high as 1,100,...

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  • Ex-Boyfriend Arrested in Connection to Woman Found Dead in Suitcase
Ex-Boyfriend Arrested in Connection to Woman Found Dead in Suitcase

Cosmo Costa. Investigators "saw continued ATM activity and that's what zeroed us in", Berry said. Da Silva reportedly told investigators he taped her mouth and put her inside the suitcase where a road worker later found her body. Vernon Geberth , a retired NYPD lieutenant-commander, told the Greenwich Time that he believes the boyfriend cro...

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  • British IS schoolgirl wants to return home
British IS schoolgirl wants to return home

She believed that her two friends were still alive as recently as two weeks ago, but Sultana is widely thought to have been killed in a Raqqa airstrike in 2016. Begum fled with her husband, but he surrendered to a group of Syrian fighters allied to the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces. Meanwhile Anthony Loyd, The Times correspondent who found...

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  • Blast kills 40 Indian soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir
Blast kills 40 Indian soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir

The Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed responsibility for the attack. The casualties are likely to go up. The blast reduced the bus to a mangled heap of iron and body parts could be seen strewn around the area.

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  • Ex-US intelligence officer charged in Iran espionage case
Ex-US intelligence officer charged in Iran espionage case

The United States on Wednesday indicted former US air force officer Monica Witt for aiding Iran in what Washington characterized as a cyberspying operation targeting American intelligence officers. Four Iranian agents were also charged for targeting U.S. intelligence personnel through information Witt provided. They are said to be charged w...

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  • Black leopard spotted in Africa for the first time in 100 years
Black leopard spotted in Africa for the first time in 100 years

Over the next several days, he captured more photos of the black leopard. Does this animal remind you of a superhero in a certain critically-acclaimed film? These were later revealed to be that of black leopard. "As I scrolled through the images on the back of the camera, I paused and peered at the photograph below in incomprehension ... a pair o...

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