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More than 600,000 men, women and children are estimated to have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh following persecution from the Burmese military in their native state of Rakhine, which began in August. Credit: AP Photo / Manish Swarup Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh. He will also visit Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar to see the plights of the Rohingya refugees.
  • Trump Breaks Silence On Alleged Wife Beating Aide

    Trump Breaks Silence On Alleged Wife Beating Aide

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    The president's chief of staff, John Kelly, was informed of the allegations, and that they were being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and had denied Porter a permanent security clearance, last fall. By Thursday afternoon, White House spokesman Raj Shah said Porter had been "terminated" Wednesday and that he had cleaned out his desk. There is growing frustration among Trump's aides and allies in and out of the White House that Kelly badly mishandled the abuse claims.
  • United States flu levels now rival 2009 swine flu — CDC

    United States flu levels now rival 2009 swine flu — CDC

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    Ten additional flu-related deaths were reported in children as of the week ending February 3, bringing the total number of children who have died of flu-related causes to 63 for the season, which began in October. The CDC continues to recommend getting a flu shot. So, Schuchat said, it's still not too late to get vaccinated. And the flu activity rate this year is just barely behind that peak.
  • Dow Industrials Plunge 1000 Points for Second Time in Week

    Dow Industrials Plunge 1000 Points for Second Time in Week

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    While the more than 1,000 point tumble in the Dow Jones industrial average led the market lower, the USA dollar's weakening against the Japanese yen also hurt export manufacturers' shares. USA crude fell 2.5 percent to settle at $61.79 per barrel and Brent dropped 2 percent to $65.51. The weeklong rout marks a stark turnabout in investors' mood from just two weeks ago, when indexes set their latest record highs.
  • 1 killed, scores injured in twin bombings at Benghazi mosque

    1 killed, scores injured in twin bombings at Benghazi mosque

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    In the wake of the blasts debris was left scattered across the floor of the mosque, with windows blown out and bloodstains smeared on the wall. One person has been killed, according to local reports . Haftar, a possible contender in national elections that could be held by the end of 2018, has built his reputation on delivering stability in Benghazi and beyond, promising to halt the anarchy that ensued after a NATO-backed uprising ended Muammar Gaddafi's long rule almost seven years ago.
  • Major winter storm could bring up to 12 inches of snow

    Major winter storm could bring up to 12 inches of snow

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    The snow is lighter in Monroe County with the heavier stuff tracking through Washtenaw and Oakland. Communities declared a snow emergency as early as Thursday evening in preparation for the storm. More snow is then on the way Saturday . Boston, the North Shore, the Merrimack Valley, Worcester and points west are expected to see freezing rain through the night.
  • Syria: Air defenses respond to Israeli strike near capital

    Syria: Air defenses respond to Israeli strike near capital

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    In January alone, 211 civilians were killed and 1,447 wounded. "The result is more victims, children, women and the elderly, the destruction of homes, the killing of all reason to live". The SSRC is promoted by the Syrian government as a civilian research institute but the U.S. accuses the agency of focusing on the development of non-conventional weapons and the means to deliver them.
  • Lebanon signs first offshore oil and gas contracts - minister

    Lebanon signs first offshore oil and gas contracts - minister

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    The government had approved two bids by an global consortium of energy companies, comprising France's Total, Italy's Eni and Russia's Novatek. Israel and Lebanon have exchanged threats and condemnation over the tender, amid rising tensions over territorial and marine boundaries between them.
  • Syria intercepts Israel strikes near Damascus

    Syria intercepts Israel strikes near Damascus

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    Meanwhile, Aljazeera has reported that Russian and Syrian forces have killed at least 110 civilians over the past 48 hours in Eastern Ghouta , a suburb of Damascus . The Syrian government denied deliberately attacking civilian targets, but provided no specifics on what they thought they were attacking. The Russian Defense Ministry said the USA airstrike wounded 25 pro-Syrian volunteers.
  • Senate reaches budget pact, adding $300 billion

    Senate reaches budget pact, adding $300 billion

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    Mark Meadows, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, called the deal "eye-popping and eyebrow-raising". The White House said Thursday it was preparing for a United States government shutdown as Congress hit a stumbling block in its efforts to pass a stopgap spending bill before midnight.
  • US Plans to Unveil Toughest Sanctions Over North Korea Soon

    US Plans to Unveil Toughest Sanctions Over North Korea Soon

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    Abe, who will also attend the Olympic opening ceremony on Friday, added that he hoped to find time on the margins of the games to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, to reaffirm their unwavering commitment. "We will not allow North Korean propaganda to hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games", he said. This file photo shows the North Korean cheering squad sent to the 2003 Summer Universiade held in South Korea's city of Daegu.
  • Pence heads to Olympics leaving open chance of talks…

    Pence heads to Olympics leaving open chance of talks…

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    Security Council restrictions in the past year that have slashed the pariah nation's export revenue and capped fuel imports. Moon is pursuing denuclearization of the peninsula through inter-Korea dialogue and using the worldwide sports event to promote this policy.
  • Weather to be cooler today, with freezing drizzle and snow possible tonight

    Weather to be cooler today, with freezing drizzle and snow possible tonight

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    Road conditions may get even worse later in the day Saturday into Saturday night as temperatures fall. Another round of snow will move in late Sunday into Monday . After about 7 a.m Saturday , when temperature will rise into the 40s, there is a 40 percent chance for rain. The National Weather Service says accumulating ice from less than.10 inch to possibly.20 inch is expected.
  • US IT headed towards Canada

    US IT headed towards Canada

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    With Toronto in a bid to host Amazon's planned HQ2 headquarters, Justin Trudeau said he planned to tell CEO Jeff Bezos why he should continue to invest in Canada. But the warm greeting in California comes amid mounting tensions between Canada and the United States over the renegotiation of the North American free-trade agreement.
  • Boston paper 'looking into' Tom Brady agent hoax

    Boston paper 'looking into' Tom Brady agent hoax

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    One guy decided he was going to have some fun with this moment by and pretend to be Tom Brady's agent, Don Yee . On the heels of the San Francisco 49ers making quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo the highest-paid player in the National Football League with his new five-year, $137.5 million deal, the Boston Herald's Ron Borges reported via unnamed sources close to Tom Brady that the Patriots QB was ready to sit out all of this year's offseason organized team activities unless he got a ...
  • Trump's speech? Give it an 8.5 — Viewpoint

    Trump's speech? Give it an 8.5 — Viewpoint

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    Trump is also seeking bipartisan support for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals legislation to protect from deportation young people brought as children to the country illegally by their parents. "Happiness is at the root of everything". He claims it allows immigrants to bring to the U.S. unlimited number of relatives. Yet, apparently, somehow it's not enough.
  • Senate strikes 2-year budget deal: 5 takeaways for healthcare leaders

    Senate strikes 2-year budget deal: 5 takeaways for healthcare leaders

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    In a further sign of Congress' inability to get basic work done, the House on Tuesday had to approve another stopgap bill to keep the federal government from shutting down. However, with the vote to pass, the bill has been sent to the House to end the government shutdown . In a February 8 press conference, Pelosi said she wasn't trying to whip votes against the bill.
  • Russians to appeal against Pyeongchang exclusion

    Russians to appeal against Pyeongchang exclusion

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    The fifteen Russians who were not invited to participate in PyeongChang despite the Court for Arbitration of Sport (CAS) having overturned their life-long doping ban filed a second urgent application to the court. Also among them is speed skater Denis Yuskov, who served a ban for marijuana, and the biathletes Irina Starykh and Aleksandr Loginov, who previously had been banned for use of the blood-booster EPO.
  • Gay Marriage Dominates Costa Rica Presidential Election

    Gay Marriage Dominates Costa Rica Presidential Election

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    Following last month's decision by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Fabricio Alvarado, a 43-year-old journalist with a prominent career as a preacher and Christian singer, vaulted to 16.9 percent in a survey published January 31 by the University of Costa Rica's Center for Research in Political Sciences, or CIEP.
  • Trump pushes for more Republicans in Congress

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    After months of funding the government through short-term patches, a coalition of centrist House Republicans and Democrats combined to end the year's second government shutdown and resolve a fiscal fight that had spilled over from 2017. It also extends the federal debt ceiling to March 2019. There also is no offset reduction for almost $90 billion in new disaster aid for USA states and territories ravaged by hurricanes or wildfires.