• UN Calls for Cease-Fire in Syria to Deliver Life-Saving Aid

    UN Calls for Cease-Fire in Syria to Deliver Life-Saving Aid

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    French officials have shown little inclination to repatriate any of these captured fighters, as well as those facing potential death penalties in Iraq, saying they should face local courts. That led the United Nations to call for a one-month ceasefire to ease what it described as an "extreme situation" that "we haven't seen before" at any point during the war.
  • United States budget agreement reached

    United States budget agreement reached

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    The agreement would bolster community healthcare grants, while extending funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program ( CHIP ) by four years until 2027. In an attempt to avoid yet another government shutdown , Republicans and Democrats in the Senate reached an agreement on a two-year #budget deal.
  • S.Korea's Moon to meet N.Koreans on Saturday

    S.Korea's Moon to meet N.Koreans on Saturday

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    Residents practiced in plazas around the North Korean capital with bouquets of plastic flowers to be used to spell out slogans during the parade. "We have no intention whatsoever to meet U.S. President Donald Trump and Pyongyang have swapped nuclear threats. Kim Yo Jong , the sister of the North's leader, and her entourage, will travel by private jet to Seoul'sIncheon International Airport on Friday, North Korea told the South.
  • Super Bowl scores fewest TV viewers since 2009

    Super Bowl scores fewest TV viewers since 2009

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    That was proven at Super Bowl 52 when NBC's coverage briefly cut to a black screen and dead air, much to the confusion of those watching. It turns out it was just technical difficulties, so no, it wasn't some secret ad, and per the network, commercial time wasn't missed, so it also didn't cost anyone a fortune.
  • Russian airstrikes kill 10 civilians in Syria's Idlib

    Russian airstrikes kill 10 civilians in Syria's Idlib

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    General Command of the Syrian Army and the Armed Forces said in a statement that "warplanes of the Israeli enemy on 3:42 am on Wednesday fired several missiles from inside the Lebanese territories on one of our military positions in Damascus countryside, and the air defense intercepted the missiles and destroyed a lot of them".
  • Florida boy rescued from claw machine

    Florida boy rescued from claw machine

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    An adorable kid in Florida was just trying to get himself a new stuffed animal when he unexpectedly became stuck in claw machine. The boy climbed into the game from a small opening to get the toy. Abernathy, made short work of the situation". The machine sustained minimal damage from the rescue, and Mason was able to rejoin his family for dinner, although he was a bit embarrassed.
  • Govt should reveal details on Rafale deal: CPI(M)

    Govt should reveal details on Rafale deal: CPI(M)

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    The press release further stated: "The demand that the Government disclose the details and value of the contract for the Rafale aircraft contracted in 2016 is unrealistic". Earlier, defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman told Parliament that the deal's details were classified and couldn't be disclosed in Parliament. "The government was unable to agree on the terms for even that in its negotiations with the vendor, resulting in the long-drawn exercise under the earlier government ultimately ...
  • Kim Jong Un's military parade showcases threat waiting after Olympics

    Kim Jong Un's military parade showcases threat waiting after Olympics

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    Kim and other North Korean delegates to the PyeongChang Olympic Games are expected to arrive here Friday for the opening of the Winter Olympic Games, which will end on February 25. Pence has said Washington would soon unveil "the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever" while South Korea wants to use the Olympics to re-engage with the North.
  • Pence says he learned of W. House staff scandal

    Pence says he learned of W. House staff scandal

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    South Korea's unification ministry said Kim Jong-Un's sister, Kim Yo-Jong, a senior member of the ruling Workers' Party, will also be part of the delegation. The U.N. committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea has proposed granting an exemption for Choe, who has been on the U.N. sanctions blacklist since June previous year.
  • Pence meets S. Korean leader, vows USA support

    Pence meets S. Korean leader, vows USA support

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    Pence is pushing South Korea to adopt a more hawkish stance toward the North and warning against North Korean "propaganda" efforts at the games. Pence will hold talks with South Korean President Moon Jae In on Thursday while Abe will have a meeting with Moon on Friday.
  • Ramaphosa addresses uncertainty around Zuma's removal

    Ramaphosa addresses uncertainty around Zuma's removal

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    The speaker of South Africa's parliament says the state of the nation address that was to be delivered by President Jacob Zuma on Thursday will be postponed. Zuma has been South Africa's most controversial president since the end of white minority rule in 1994, enwrapped in scandal during a tumultuous nine years in power.
  • Chinese police use facial recognition glasses to find crooks

    Chinese police use facial recognition glasses to find crooks

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    The glasses have been deployed in Zhengzhou, the capital of central province Henan, where it has been used to surveil those traveling by plane and train, according to the Wall Street Journal . Advances have also made facial recognition technology cheaper and more available in recent years, leading to his use in devices such as the iPhone X.
  • Bermuda restores ban on same-sex marriage

    Bermuda restores ban on same-sex marriage

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    Bryant, who admitted that he had been told to "butt out" in some of the messages he had received, told the Commons that there had been eight same-sex marriages in Bermuda and a further four banns published. It is the first time any country has gone back on on the decision. Bermuda has repealed gay marriage after it was briefly legal on the island. While the Bermudian government tried to put a positive spin on the new law, LGBT rights groups weren't buying it.
  • The Philippines: ICC investigation into drug killings a crucial moment for justice

    The Philippines: ICC investigation into drug killings a crucial moment for justice

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    In the Philippines, Bensouda's office would "analyse crimes allegedly committed. since at least 1 July 2016, in the context of the "war on drugs" campaign" launched by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Matobato said that he was a former hitman in a shadowy vigilante group started and funded by Duterte when he was mayor of Davao City, in the southern Philippines.
  • White House staff secretary resigns amid allegations of domestic abuse

    White House staff secretary resigns amid allegations of domestic abuse

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    When White House staff secretary Rob Porter announced Wednesday that he would resign following allegations of domestic abuse, the White House was still circulating statements defending Porter. However, Kelly's first response to the allegations against Porter were similar to those of other men accused of harassment or abuse in the president's circle.
  • Senate leaders forge 2-year budget deal

    Senate leaders forge 2-year budget deal

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    The Senate on Wednesday reached a bipartisan agreement that would allocate a defense budget of $700 billion in fiscal year 2018 and $716 billion for FY 2019, Defense News reported Wednesday . White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders praised the Senate bill, saying "we're certainly happy with the way it's moving". Schumer said the extra money would help provide for needed equipment and facility upgrades at Fort Drum , the Army post near Watertown that is home to the 10 Mountain Division.
  • High demand could see Northern Ireland house prices outperform rest of UK

    High demand could see Northern Ireland house prices outperform rest of UK

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    Across the United Kingdom, new buyer enquiries, instructions and sales were all down in January, while estate agents were forecasting a flat market in the next few months. House prices in Northern Ireland are rising, however fewer properties are going on sale. For properties listed between £1million and £500,000, 56% of respondents cited sales prices coming in below asking price.
  • No Evidence Border Patrol Agent's Death Was A Homicide

    No Evidence Border Patrol Agent's Death Was A Homicide

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    Agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, died of blunt-force trauma, according to an autopsy report . The deadly incident happened on the night of November 18, 2017 near Mile Marker 151 off of I-10, 12 miles east of Van Horn, Texas. It can cause drowsiness and can be used along with other medications, such as acetaminophen, to treat headaches and pain. Before the Federal Bureau of Investigation statement, Martinez's fiancée, Angelica Ochoa, said she did not believe that cross-border criminals were ...
  • Stock Jumping Abnormally High: Wells Fargo & Company

    Stock Jumping Abnormally High: Wells Fargo & Company

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    Jacobus Wealth Management has 29,264 shares for 0.42% of their portfolio. Over the a year ago Company's shares have been trading in the range of $42.26 and $61.31. Investors of record on Friday, February 2nd will be paid a dividend of 0.39 per share by the financial services provider on Thursday, March 1st. Its up 0.10, from 0.78 in 2017Q2.