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The United Arab Emirates pledged $500 million, as did the Islamic Development Bank. Several other countries and organizations have made pledges as well. Overall, Iraq is seeking $88.2 billion in aid from donors. The United States also announced that it would be offering a $3 billion credit line but was not providing direct government assistance.
  • Germany's Martin Schulz resigns as Social Democrat leader

    Germany's Martin Schulz resigns as Social Democrat leader

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    With many SPD members harboring misgivings about sharing power with Merkel again, the result of the vote, due on March 4, is wide open. The SPD's 464,000 members vote in a postal ballot beginning on February 20 on whether the party should go ahead with the agreement its leaders clinched last week to renew their power sharing alliance with Merkel's conservative bloc.
  • Minnie Driver quits as Oxfam ambassador over charity sex scandal

    Minnie Driver quits as Oxfam ambassador over charity sex scandal

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    The charity was accused of covering up the Haiti scandal after it let three men resign from the charity while firing four others for gross misconduct, according to the confidential report. Ms Mordaunt, who is also due to speak to the National Crime Agency about the issue, said Oxfam's failure to deal with the actions of some of its staff should be a "wake-up call" to the sector.
  • United Kingdom: 2 hurt in 'vehicle accident' at Heathrow Airport

    United Kingdom: 2 hurt in 'vehicle accident' at Heathrow Airport

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    The incident took place this morning near Terminal 5, and left a plane stranded on the runway unable to take off. The airport was not closed as a result of the accident. London Ambulance Service confirmed that one of the men, who was in his 40s and worked as an engineer for British Airways (BA), went into cardiac arrest.
  • Cyclone Gita: worst storm in over 60 years destroys Tonga

    Cyclone Gita: worst storm in over 60 years destroys Tonga

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    On Feb. 12, Gita hit Tonga with the force of a Category 4 hurricane with powerful winds and heavy rainfall, destroying structures and causing flooding. He said many school buildings had had their roofs ripped off when Cyclone Gita struck. Lt. Gov. Lemanu Peleti Mauga says the storm caused widespread damage to homes and infrastructure.
  • U.S. pledges 200 mln Dollars to support anti-IS efforts in Syria

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    Tillerson made the comments at a joint press conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo , following talks between the two as part of the USA official's five-nation regional tour. Israel said it destroyed an Iranian drone that entered its airspace, and an Israeli plane was shot down over Syria . But the most contentious stop this week is likely to be in Ankara, where a rising tide of anti-Americanism is spurred on by the government's media mouthpieces who have called ...
  • Hawks raid Guptas' Saxonwold residence

    Hawks raid Guptas' Saxonwold residence

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    The Hawks have confirmed that three people have been arrested at the Gupta family compound in Saxonwold, among them a Gupta brother and associate. "Anything that is seen as evidence for this investigation will be seized‚" a source said. The Hawks have confirmed that they have raided Gupta-linked properties around Gauteng and arrested three people with further arrests planned. Speculation is rife that the raid is in connection with the Gupta family's alleged involvement in state capture .
  • John Kelly has proved himself worthy of Donald Trump

    John Kelly has proved himself worthy of Donald Trump

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    The White House has refused to divulge the number of staff members who still do not have full clearances, though the list includes Jared Kushner, the president's senior adviser and son-in-law. But it's clear the White House had a preliminary assessment of Porter that included the documented assertions last March and a complete one in July, and that Kelly has known for some time .
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses soldiers in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses soldiers in Syria

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    Asked about the killing of Russian mercenaries in Syria, CIA Director Mike Pompeo told a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington Tuesday that he would leave specifics to the Pentagon but "we have seen in multiple instances foreign forces using mercenaries in battles that will begin to approach the United States".
  • Man who set off bombs in NYC, NJ gets prison

    Man who set off bombs in NYC, NJ gets prison

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    Ahmad Khan Rahimi injured 30 people when he detonated a pressure cooker bomb in Manhattan in September 2016. "I don't harbor hate towards anyone", Rahimi added at one point, "but through life experience, I have learned to understand why there's such frustration between the Muslim community overseas and the American people".
  • Bill, Melinda Gates voice concerns over Trump's

    Bill, Melinda Gates voice concerns over Trump's "America First" view

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    Questions range from the political to the personal, including,"Are you imposing your values on other cultures?" and, "What do you have to show for the billions you've spent on USA education?" "I would also say that I believe one of the duties of the president of the United States is to role model American values in the world", Melinda Gates wrote.
  • Woman crawls into x-ray machine to protect her handbag

    Woman crawls into x-ray machine to protect her handbag

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    Reportedly, the woman refused to leave the handbag in the machine unattended. When security staff warned that she'd have to put the bag through security, she circled back to the airport-style luggage scanner. It's still not known why the woman climbed into the X-ray machine. But officers were stunned when she started to climb on herself and were left so speechless they did not stop her as she collected her bags and rushed to get her train.
  • The Largest Military Budget since 2011 Proposed by Trump

    The Largest Military Budget since 2011 Proposed by Trump

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    As the federal government owns little infrastructure across the country, the Trump initiative handles decision making authority to state and local governments. Democratic Governor Ralph Northam came to the White House Monday to discuss roads, bridges and broadband access to Virginians. The only one that's larger was the budget that we introduced previous year.
  • Israel military trial of Palestinian teen opens behind closed doors

    Israel military trial of Palestinian teen opens behind closed doors

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    The Israeli military judge overseeing the trial of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi has ordered all proceedings to take place behind closed doors. That soldier is in much improved condition Tuesday, and officials said it was likely she would be released Tuesday. A 15-year-old cousin of Ahed Tamimi was hit at close range by a rubber bullet and seriously wounded.
  • Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant Is Again Upheld by UK Judge

    Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant Is Again Upheld by UK Judge

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    The former hacker fears that arrest by British authorities could lead to him being extradited to the United States over WikiLeaks' publication of secret U.S. state department cables and Democratic party emails, says recent developments in the USA prove his concerns were well founded. "I suspect if one were to ask one of the men incarcerated in Wandsworth prison whether conditions in the Ecuadorian embassy were akin to a remand in custody, the prisoner would dispute the working group's ...
  • Off-duty Chicago police officer shot at downtown building

    Off-duty Chicago police officer shot at downtown building

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    Paul Bauer, the commander of the Windy City's 18th District, was off-duty and assisting a tactical team responding to a robbery near the Thompson Center when he was shot shortly before 2 p.m., spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. The dispatcher replied, "I understand, but somebody else is following him and we want to make sure we get him help". The officer was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.