• Russian jets mistakenly bomb US-backed forces in Syria: Pentagon
Russian jets mistakenly bomb US-backed forces in Syria: Pentagon

A Russian airstrike that was intended for Islamic State militants in Northern Syria mistakenly bombed a coalition of Syrian and Arab troops being trained by the United States, Army Lt. The United States and Russian Federation have a channel for avoiding each other in the crowded airspace over Syria. Currently, about 500 USA troops are in Syria ...

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  • House Intel Committee lays out goals for Russian Federation investigation
House Intel Committee lays out goals for Russian Federation investigation

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed an Associated Press report on the memo. The US woke up on Thursday to a "triple whammy" of new media reports linking the Trump administration with Russian Federation, throwing the White House on the defensive and sparking fresh calls for a formal investigation.

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  • Two Syrian Extremists Accused of War Crimes Arrested in Germany
Two Syrian Extremists Accused of War Crimes Arrested in Germany

The pair were arrested in Düsseldorf and Gießen Wednesday and Thursday and are slated to appear before the federal court of justice. Spokeswoman Frauke Koehler declined to discuss reports that both men were asylum seekers. The group announced Thursday they submitted the first criminal complaint in Germany against six senior intelligence officers of...

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  • Russians strike US-backed forces in Syria by mistake, general says
Russians strike US-backed forces in Syria by mistake, general says

An image taken from video footage and released by Russia's Defense Ministry on August 18, 2016, shows a Russian fighter-bomber dropping bombs in Syria . The top United States commander overseeing the counter-ISIS mission in Iraq and Syria downplayed the chances Wednesday of the USA deploying a large number of troops to the region, as President Don...

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  • Priest arrested for schoolgirl's rape in Kerala
Priest arrested for schoolgirl's rape in Kerala

However, when her father was taken into custody and questioned for the crime, he alleged that Vadakkancheril Mathew (Robin), a priest at the Kottiyoor St Sebastian Church, committed the crime. The Police have also booked the private hospital, where the victim delivered a baby boy, for not informing them about the development. The police said init...

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  • Liverpool willing to step in to host troubled 2022 Commonwealth Games
Liverpool willing to step in to host troubled 2022 Commonwealth Games

The South African city was the sole bidder for the Games in 2015 but financial constraints mean it may have to pull out. "It does not look like we will find each other", said Mbalula. "If the country says we don't have this money, we can't". The British Empire has long since faded since the first "Friendly Games" were held in 1930, and the publ...

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  • Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong indicted in corruption scandal
Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong indicted in corruption scandal

This centres around President Park's ties to Ms Choi and has brought allegations of cult activities, influence-peddling and leaks of classified information. Lee was said to have used the group to wield control over Samsung's various holdings and coordinate efforts, including government lobbying. Last week, the team considered leaving the case o...

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  • Justice department softens on Texas voter ID law
Justice department softens on Texas voter ID law

I am disheartened by the Department of Justice's announcement today that it will abandon previous claims that a Texas voter identification law intentionally discriminates against minority voters. would abandon their claims, that they have advocated for years, that Texas' photo ID law was enacted with a racially discriminatory objective", Hebert...

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  • Iran test-fires new missiles in naval drills
Iran test-fires new missiles in naval drills

He then declared that all USA options were on the table. It is Trump's first package of penalties against Iran, reflecting his insistence on a tougher stance toward Tehran. "We respond very well to arrangements to reach mutually acceptable scenarios". Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's former President, sent a 3,500-word letter to US President Trump o...

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  • Hollande hit backs at Trump over Paris criticism
Hollande hit backs at Trump over Paris criticism

Speaking at the annual conservative CPAC convention in Maryland he talked about a friend - Jim - who apparently does not visit France anymore because of the Paris and Nice attacks. Hidalgo's appearance with the Disney gang appears to be from the recent unveiling of the City of Paris and Disneyland Paris' new joint tourism campaign, "Paris is wait...

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  • Claiming 'bias', Israel denies visa to rights activist
Claiming 'bias', Israel denies visa to rights activist

While Interior Ministry regulations provide that a decision should be provided within 60 days, Human Rights Watch did not receive a reply until February 20 , 2017. HRW, he said, had "demonstrated time and again it is a fundamentally biased and anti-Israeli organisation with a clear hostile agenda". But according to Shakir, Israeli authorities tol...

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  • Mr. T, Simone Biles Tipped To Appear In The Upcoming Season
Mr. T, Simone Biles Tipped To Appear In The Upcoming Season

A source close to " DWTS " production said Mr. T was eyed for the show for many years, but had not agreed to participate until now. "[The] only hard part about coming back on the show this time [is] because it will just take time away from being with [Shai], but like I said I just want to make her coming back and winning as hard as possible", Mak...

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  • Marine Le Pen Presidential candidate's aide charged in 'fake jobs' scandal
Marine Le Pen Presidential candidate's aide charged in 'fake jobs' scandal

Speaking to Fund Strategy , Riddell says while markets are pricing in improving economic scenarios, there is a risk the market is underestimating some political events in Europe, especially around the French elections. However, in a run off against either candidate, Le Pen is likely to lose. Other recent polls have shown Macron and Fillon neck-a...

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  • What did Mike Pence know about Russia's Trump ties?
What did Mike Pence know about Russia's Trump ties?

Keith Kellogg is named acting national security adviser. Rather than go along with Democrats' call for an independent outside investigation, Senate Republicans insisted Tuesday that the Intelligence Committee could look at the circumstances as part of an existing probe into Russia's interference in the presidential election.

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  • South Korea says North Korean regime involved in Kim Jong Nam murder
South Korea says North Korean regime involved in Kim Jong Nam murder

Malaysian police are also looking at several other potential suspects , including North Korean citizen Ri Ji U. The incident, which South Koreans are calling an assassination, happened last week at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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  • Choi-Gate: Samsung Stocks Slip After Heir Jay Lee Arrest
Choi-Gate: Samsung Stocks Slip After Heir Jay Lee Arrest

Lee was arrested on Friday morning at the Seoul Detention Centre after waiting there overnight for the court's decision. But prosecutors on Tuesday made a second bid for his arrest, saying they had collected more evidence in recent weeks.

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  • Finally, Gambia's Barrow 'officially' sworn-in as president
Finally, Gambia's Barrow 'officially' sworn-in as president

February 18 is also the anniversary of The Gambia's independence from Britain, but many are also calling the day the birth of a third republic following the ousting of Yahya Jammeh at the ballot box. He thanked Allah, the Gambian people, the African Union, United Nations and regional leaders from the West African bloc ECOWAS for undertaking mediati...

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  • After Flynn resigns, Dems ask what did Trump know and when
After Flynn resigns, Dems ask what did Trump know and when

Lt Gen Kellogg had been appointed the national security council chief of staff and advised Mr Trump on national security issues during the campaign. "I'm just telling you you're dishonest people". But Ryan sidestepped questions about whether an inquiry is warranted. "No, I didn't direct him, but I would have directed him if he didn't do it.

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  • Weird How Kim Jong-un's Potential Rivals Keep Dying
Weird How Kim Jong-un's Potential Rivals Keep Dying

They fled in a taxi and were being sought by Malaysian police, the reports said. North Korean embassy officials followed Jong-nam's body when it was taken to the hospital on Wednesday morning. In a 2014 interview in Paris with a South Korean newspaper, he said he didn't know much or care to know much about his half brother's regime. China is No...

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  • Syria talks in Astana 'to be held behind closed doors'
Syria talks in Astana 'to be held behind closed doors'

On Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he welcomed closer engagement with Washington to fight "absolute evil" in Syria, according to Russian state news agency TASS. The Kazakh Foreign Ministry did not give a reason for the delay. During the meeting with representatives of both delegations in attendance, the two sides exchanged vie...

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  • Rebels, 2 Indian Soldiers, Civilian Killed in Kashmir
Rebels, 2 Indian Soldiers, Civilian Killed in Kashmir

Kashmir Valley was tense on Monday, a day after eight people including four local militants, two Army jawans and two civilians were killed and almost twenty people were injured in a fierce gunfight and subsequent clashes between irate crowds and security forces in a remote village of southern Kulgam district.

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  • Evacuees allowed to return to homes near Oroville dam
Evacuees allowed to return to homes near Oroville dam

The Department of Water Resources began releasing water down its main spillway last week to make more room in the reservoir behind the 770-foot-tall Oroville Dam. "We are maintaining our releases from the reservoir at 100,000 cubic feet per second", he said. No date or time has been set to lift evacuation orders, he added.

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  • Steinmeier elected Germany's new president
Steinmeier elected Germany's new president

MPs overwhelmingly chose a senior Social Democrat as Germany's president yesterday, adding to a sense of momentum for the centre-left party in its battle to dethrone Angela Merkel. Steinmeier ran unsuccessfully as a chancellor candidate against Merkel of Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in the federal election in 2009, and returned to the oppositio...

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  • Kelowna Census Metropolitan Area among fastest growing in Canada
Kelowna Census Metropolitan Area among fastest growing in Canada

Nanuvut's population grew 12.5 per cent between 2011 and 2016 and had the highest growth rate of any province or territory. Western growth is seemingly the big story out of the census data. "When we see Manitoba's population increasing, we know Winnipeg's population is increasing as well, and increasingly significantly so, that's a good news repo...

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  • Justin Trudeau Will Meet President Trump at the White House
Justin Trudeau Will Meet President Trump at the White House

Morneau is meeting members of Congress and the administration to drive home a point that Canada is eagerly making as NAFTA trade negotiations approach: trade with Canada is good for American interests. The two leaders are slated to play golf Saturday in Florida. This kind of talk squares with current prevailing sentiments among Canadians. Of th...

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  • Botched Russian Airstrike Kills 3 Turkish Soldiers Near ISIS Stronghold in Syria
Botched Russian Airstrike Kills 3 Turkish Soldiers Near ISIS Stronghold in Syria

The Turkish soldiers were supporting the Free Syrian Army in its efforts to rid the Islamic State from al-Bab. During a phone conversation, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over the "tragic" accident, according to a Kremlin statement.

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  • Somalia Election: Mohamed Abdullahi Emerges As President
Somalia Election: Mohamed Abdullahi Emerges As President

Somalia's former Prime Minister Abdullahi Farmajo has won a landmark vote in Somalia in polls the global community hopes will mark the start of a new era of stability in the war-torn nation. Years of warlord-led conflict and al-Shabab extremist attacks, along with starvation, have left this country of about 12 million people largely shattered.

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  • 12 killed in blast outside Afghanistan's Supreme Court
12 killed in blast outside Afghanistan's Supreme Court

The suicide bomber wore a vest of explosives and was on foot, said Najib Danish, Interior Ministry spokesman. "Unfortunately, several people were killed and wounded". The attack came hours after a senior district official in western Farah province was killed in a bombing claimed by the Taliban. An estimated 28.7% of Afghans now live in territor...

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  • Tom Elliott slams 'traitor' Cory Bernardi after leaving the Liberal Party
Tom Elliott slams 'traitor' Cory Bernardi after leaving the Liberal Party

The right wing Senator Cory Bernardi has defected from the coalition government to launch his own Australian Conservatives party. "Politicians fighting over stuff that's not very relevant to people's daily lives", Oakes said. Mr Turnbull says "the honourable thing for Cory to do is to resign from the Senate and then run again at the next e...

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  • Russian Federation to miss World Athletics Championships in London as doping ban extended
Russian Federation to miss World Athletics Championships in London as doping ban extended

More than 60 Russian athletes have been added to the IAAF's global testing pool which, although not guaranteeing those athletes reinstatement, Coe said it does mean the world governing body has a greater "guarantee they have undergone a long term recognised, independent and fully WADA Code-compliant drug-testing programme".

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  • Netanyahu calls on Britain to join new sanctions against Iran
Netanyahu calls on Britain to join new sanctions against Iran

Aside from the settlement building, Netanyahu is expected to discuss with May the Iranian issue and imposing stronger sanctions against the country. "It threatens the west and it threatens the world". Mrs May's first meeting with Mr Netanyahu got off to an awkward start after he arrived two minutes early and she failed to meet him outside the famou...

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  • Afghan civilians killed, 7920 wounded in 2016: UNAMA
Afghan civilians killed, 7920 wounded in 2016: UNAMA

The violence and turmoil in Afghanistan has resulted in the highest recorded number of civilian casualties in 2016, with nearly 3,500 overall deaths and an additional almost 8,000 wounded, a United Nations report revealed Monday. "The consequences of each act of violence ripple through families and entire communities that are left broken, unable to...

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  • Refugee resettlement deal between Australia and United States 'will continue'
Refugee resettlement deal between Australia and United States 'will continue'

Under the deal agreed with the Obama administration, the USA will take more than 1,000 asylum seekers held by Australia off-shore in return for Australia accepting refugees from Central America. The prime minister insisted his country's relationship with the US remained strong, and that the refugee deal with the USA was still on. "We are back i...

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  • United Nations human rights report details 'brutal' cruelty against Rohingyas by Burmese forces
United Nations human rights report details 'brutal' cruelty against Rohingyas by Burmese forces

Myanmar's government, led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi , has said the allegations are invented and has resisted mounting worldwide pressure to protect the minority. Another was raped by soldiers and saw her five-year-old daughter killed as she tried to stop them. Rights office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told reporters in Geneva that "th...

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  • Ford F-150 Raptor is heading to China
Ford F-150 Raptor is heading to China

But Chinese truck enthusiasts for years have purchased the truck on the gray market outside of authorized dealers, typically paying as much as four times the USA sticker price for the vehicle. Chairman Mao Tse Tung, the Communist revolutionary founder of the People's Republic of China, in his wildest dreams couldn't imagine Ford's (F) Raptor pic...

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