• Deportation temporarily halted for Ragbir

    Deportation temporarily halted for Ragbir

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    A federal judge in New Jersey has extended Ragbir's stay until mid-March. Immigrant rights leader Ravi Ragbir has received a temporary stay of deportation one day before he faced final removal from the USA, his lawyers say. Earlier in January, the founder of the New Sanctuary Coalition, Jean Montrevil , was deported and returned to his native country, Haiti. "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement only knows about me because of my political work".
  • Use technology for development, not destruction: PM Modi in Dubai

    Use technology for development, not destruction: PM Modi in Dubai

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    The iconic Burj Khalifa drenched in Indian tricolour on the arrival of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the United Arab Emirates. New Delhi has long backed the Palestinian territories' quest for nationhood and Modi has voiced support for an independent state existing peacefully alongside Israel.
  • Trump says Democratic memo on Russian Federation is 'very political,' needs redactions

    Trump says Democratic memo on Russian Federation is 'very political,' needs redactions

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    Trump also tweeted Saturday that Democrats knew the memo "would have to be heavily redacted, whereupon they would blame the White House for lack of transparency". The memo was authorized by California Rep. Devin Nunes , chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Democrats say the court was informed that a former British spy, Christopher Steele, who assembled the dossier, was politically motivated.
  • First SCBA woman president Asma Jahangir dies in Lahore

    First SCBA woman president Asma Jahangir dies in Lahore

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    Born in 1952, Jahangir did her schooling at the Convent of Jesus and Mary and completed her LLB from the Punjab University in 1978. According to Dunya News, Jahangir was shifted to hospital after she felt pain on her left side. In Pakistan , she was awarded with Hilal-i-Imtiaz in 2010 along with various other awards. Bakhtawar Zardari, the daughter of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto took to the micro-blogging site, "Shocked to hear @ Asma_Jahangir passed away".
  • Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say

    Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say

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    At the opening ceremony of the Olympics on Friday night, Moon and Kim Yo Jong shook hands in what appeared to be a friendly manner. Moon sought to reassure US Vice President Mike Pence that the allies remain in lockstep despite North Korea's joint appearance at the Olympics.
  • Syria says US-led strikes on Deir el-Zour a 'war crime'

    Syria says US-led strikes on Deir el-Zour a 'war crime'

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    Turkish soldiers and Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters liberated a village in western Afrin from PYD/PKK terrorists during ongoing Operation Olive Branch in northwestern Syria on Saturday, according to Anadolu Agency correspondents on the ground, Anadolu Agency.
  • Russia, Turkey to enhance military coordination in Syria

    Russia, Turkey to enhance military coordination in Syria

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    Speaking at a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Istanbul , Erdogan said "we might lose one helicopter, but they will pay a heavier price". There have been reports of civilians including children being killed and injured as a result of airstrikes and ground-based strikes . The official state news agency SANA said the local fighters were battling IS militants and the USA -backed SDF in the area.
  • Erdogan Says Military Chopper 'Downed' in Syria, Vows Revenge

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    Macron also pressed Putin to stop "intolerable degradation of the humanitarian situation" in regions that have been pummeled by Syrian and Russian airstrikes in recent days, according to a statement from his office. Food is running short in Afrin as a result of the bombing, said Ebrahim Ebrahim, a Europe-based Kurdish official. Ankara was angered by the fact that the main force behind the SDF is the Kurdish People's Protection units (YPG), linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party ...
  • Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang

    Kim Jong Un invites South Korean President Moon to Pyongyang

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    South Korea's then president Kim Dae-jung, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his Sunshine policy of engagement with the North, visited Pyongyang for an unprecedented inter-Korean summit with late leader Kim Jong Il. Leaders of North and South Korea have only met on two previous occasions. "They only know a North Korea that has attacked border islands and ships and threatens Seoul on a regular basis", says Youngmi Kim, a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.
  • Turkish president says helicopter downed in Syria

    Turkish president says helicopter downed in Syria

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    He said Turkey would respond harshly to the attack and that the "perpetrators" would pay a "heavy price" for the downing. " One of our helicopters was downed just recently ", Erdogan said as he spoke to a member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Istanbul.
  • Led coalition attacks pro-Syrian government forces in Dayr al-Zawr

    Led coalition attacks pro-Syrian government forces in Dayr al-Zawr

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    Thomas F. Veale. The pro-government forces were "likely seeking to seize oilfields in Khusham" east of the Euphrates in Deir al-Zor province, said a USA official speaking on condition of anonymity. The Reuters report also quoted Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White, who stressed during a news briefing that the coalition strikes were purely defensive, and that Washington was not seeking to fight Syrian forces.
  • Weekend snow forecast as motorists advised to take extra care

    Weekend snow forecast as motorists advised to take extra care

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    Rain is forecast for most of the northern region for much of the coming week, with the exception of a couple of overcast but dry days, on Saturday and Monday . It will be heaviest over the SE 1/2 of the area. We will begin another warming trend for next week. What a difference 24 hours can make as temperatures will be 20 to 30 degrees colder today than what we saw yesterday! Showers and storms are likely and will produce locally heavy rainfall that will cause ponding on the roads, ...
  • After S. Korea visit, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North

    After S. Korea visit, Pence insists 'no daylight' on North

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    South and North Koreans marched together under a unified flag at the games' opening ceremony. "Taking that into account, I want to make the leaders' meeting (with Moon) one that sends the message to the world that U.S. The IOC also said it is ready hold a meeting on Saturday with the Iranian athletes as part of a mollifying gesture. She sat with Kim Yong Nam , Moon and his wife, Kim Jung-sook.
  • Kim Jong Un invites South Korea's leader to Pyongyang for talks

    Kim Jong Un invites South Korea's leader to Pyongyang for talks

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    This year's Winter Games are taking place amid an unavoidable political context, with host nation South Korea fostering the Olympic spirit by extending the invitation to neighboring North Korea, a move applauded by the IOC. Moon was accompanied by Suh Hoon, director of the National Intelligence Service; Cho Myoung-gyon, the minister of unification who handles inter-Korean affairs; Im Jong-seok, Moon's chief of staff; and Chung Eui-yong, head of the National Security Office.
  • Republican investigations put Clinton associate Blumenthal in dossier spotlight

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    This State Department individual shopped the information to Christopher Steele , who then produced a dossier (dated October 19, 2016, and not so far released), and who spread it to media and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The unredacted memo reveals the Federal Bureau of Investigation misled the FISA court about Christopher Steele's s with media outlets. "There are still many questions that can only be answered by complete transparency", he continued.
  • US Senate reaches two-year budget deal to avert government shutdown

    US Senate reaches two-year budget deal to avert government shutdown

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    Questions remain as to whether Senate Democrats will continue to insist that any deal provide "parity" between increases in defense and non-defense spending above the caps mandated by the 2011 Budget Control Act. The government shut down last January 19th. This time , Senator Brown said Democrats may have to separate the immigration issue from the budget battle.
  • North Korean leader proposes inter-Korean summit

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    Kim Jong Un wanted to meet Moon "in the near future" and would like for him to visit North Korea "at his earliest convenience", his sister told Moon. Vice President Mike Pence's efforts to keep North Korea from stealing the show at the Winter Olympics proved short-lived, drowned out by images of the two Koreas marching and competing as one.
  • Karnataka polls: Rahul Gandhi kickstarts 'JanaAashirwada Yatre', Congress tears into BJP

    Karnataka polls: Rahul Gandhi kickstarts 'JanaAashirwada Yatre', Congress tears into BJP

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    The Congress party, however, will not claim that any one party or person has developed Karnataka, said Gandhi. He accused it of making "false promises" and not delivering on generating jobs. "Modi did not speak about employment for the youth, or help to farmers in his hour-long speech in Parliament", the Congress president said. BS Yeddyurappa did not only welcome Rahul Gandhi in a sarcastic way but he also felt that the Congress chief will fulfil BJP's dream of Congress mukht (free) ...