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UK's May could seek more time before final Brexit vote

UK's May could seek more time before final Brexit vote

However, it remained unclear whether the vote on the deal would be "meaningful", by allowing MPs to reject Mrs May's deal, or if it would be merely rubber-stamping a deal - potentially after Brexit ha...

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Houston community comes together to mourn 7-year-old

Houston community comes together to mourn 7-year-old

The Harris County Sheriff's Office announced early Sunday (Sunday evening NZ time) that Eric Black Jr. was charged with capital murder in the death of Jazmine Barnes . In the tweet, deputies said tha...

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Yellow Vests Spill Into New Year Across France, Thousands Still Rallying

Yellow Vests Spill Into New Year Across France, Thousands Still Rallying

Smoke and tear gas wafted above the Orsay Museum and the gold dome of the French Academy as riot police, almost invisible at the start of the demonstration, moved front and centre when protesters devi...

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Court declares Vijay Mallya a fugitive economic offender under new law

Court declares Vijay Mallya a fugitive economic offender under new law

Earlier, Mallya was seen accusing that there were plans to frame and defame him though he had expressed that he's willing to repay the loans. Absconding liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Saturday becam...

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Bolsonaro open to USA military base in Brazil

Bolsonaro open to USA military base in Brazil

Asserting that the decision was "taken" and it was "only a matter of time [before] it would be implemented", Bolsonaro stated that only "extremist Arab countries" would object to the move. In recent d...

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Mike Pence Tells Tucker Carlson: ‘No Wall, No Deal’

Mike Pence Tells Tucker Carlson: ‘No Wall, No Deal’

Vice President Mike Pence committed to doing so. The guidance was issued Friday in a memo from Margaret Weichert, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management. The pay raises will go ...

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Mike Pompeo To Visit Middle East, Seek Update On Khashoggi Murder Probe

Mike Pompeo To Visit Middle East, Seek Update On Khashoggi Murder Probe

Jeffrey will also continue as a special representative on Syria. Washington is seeking to build a consensus on how to deal with Syria and its supporter Iran in the wake of President Donald Trump's...

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Myanmar: Arakan Army launches deadly raids on police posts

Myanmar: Arakan Army launches deadly raids on police posts

The western state has been torn by violence once again since early December, when fighting intensified between government forces and the Arakan Army, which wants more autonomy for the Buddhist Rakhine...

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Mueller grand jury term extended following Friday expiration

Mueller grand jury term extended following Friday expiration

The grand jury was due to expire on Sunday, as federal grand juries can typically only serve up to 18 months unless the court rules an extension is in the " public interest ". The grand jury approves ...

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U.S. court rules for Trump on transgender military limits

U.S. court rules for Trump on transgender military limits

The ban currently remains in place, however, because each of the other two district courts' injunctions remain in place for now. The court stated that Mattis" plan was not "foreordained' by Trump be...

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Arrest of Yellow Vest leader Drouet slammed as ‘abuse of power’ & ‘dictatorship’

Arrest of Yellow Vest leader Drouet slammed as ‘abuse of power’ & ‘dictatorship’

Drouet was released on Thursday and defended his intentions. But "yellow vests" have promised to return in force to the streets this Saturday. " Abuse of power . But according to numerous polls cond...

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German Politicians Targeted In Sweeping Hacking Attack

German Politicians Targeted In Sweeping Hacking Attack

The data, published on a Twitter account, also included addresses, personal letters and copies of identity cards, the public broadcaster said , citing affiliate rbb . In the days before Christmas,...

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Kiev Seizes Copies of Russian Orthodox Church Leader's Christmas Address

Kiev Seizes Copies of Russian Orthodox Church Leader's Christmas Address

George, the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The Russian church has severed ties with Istanbul, the center of the Orthodox world. The churches strongly deny this. Metropolitan Ep...

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Transport secretary defends handing £14m ferry contract to company with no boats

Transport secretary defends handing £14m ferry contract to company with no boats

Britain awarded contracts worth more than 100 million pounds in total to three shipping firms to provide extra ferries. Mr Grayling said Seaborne had been properly vetted before being chosen, after ...

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Man stabbed to death on London-bound train

Man stabbed to death on London-bound train

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 27-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. Superintendent Paul Langley said in a statement on Friday evening: "By now ...

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‘Multiple victims’ in shooting near Los Angeles: local police

‘Multiple victims’ in shooting near Los Angeles: local police

The Torrance Police Department confirmed in an initial tweet that there were " reports of shots fired with multiple victims down " at Gable House Bowl. He claims they took cover for approximately ...

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Trump ridicules Modi over funding 'library' in Afghanistan

Trump ridicules Modi over funding 'library' in Afghanistan

The US president was complaining about how much his country is doing to keep the peace and aid the reconstruction effort in Afghanistan, compared to other nations that are far closer to it. It was n...

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US Airstrike Targeted Militant Tied to USS Cole Bombing

USA forces carried out an airstrike in Yemen on New Year's Day targeting an Al Qaeda operative suspected of being involved in the deadly 2000 attack on the USS Cole , a military official confirmed Fr...

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Local church van involved in fatal Florida crash

Local church van involved in fatal Florida crash

Officials say they ranged in age from 8 to teens. Disney World spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler expressed the theme park's sympathies to the victims' families. The guardrail in the middle of the road di...

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Fish smell could have caused boy's fatal allergic reaction

Fish smell could have caused boy's fatal allergic reaction

That's when the family called 911. Steven carried out CPR on his son before Camron was rushed to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center but medics were unable to save him. The father told the ...

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Phoenix police investigating incident with patient at health care facility

Phoenix police investigating incident with patient at health care facility

The woman, who has been at the Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix since she almost drowned more than a decade ago, gave birth to a baby boy on December 29. "From what I've been told she was m...

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The first day at office Brazil's Bolsonaro targets minority teams

The first day at office Brazil's Bolsonaro targets minority teams

The ministry will also control the forestry service that registers rural property as part of an effort to prevent deforestation. A longtime member of Congress, Bolsonaro said at his inauguration ...

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‘Escape room’ game turns deadly: 5 killed & 1 injured in Poland fire

‘Escape room’ game turns deadly: 5 killed & 1 injured in Poland fire

Players are deliberately locked inside a room or building and must find clues in order to get out. It happened in a residential building that is home to an escape room . In the United Kingdom, the nu...

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One Candidate Clearly Won DRC Election, Catholic Church Says

One Candidate Clearly Won DRC Election, Catholic Church Says

CENCO called on election overseers "to publish the election results in keeping with truth and justice", said spokesman Father Donatien Nshole. DRC has never known a peaceful handover of power si...

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Australian attempt to strip Daesh recruiter of citizenship hits snag

Prakash is sitting in a Turkish jail at the moment ..." "On the face of it, Peter Dutton , and it's not the first time this minister has done it, that Peter Dutton has jumped the gun and made state...

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Massive data leak targets German officials including Merkel

It affected all of the political parties represented in parliament, except for the far-right Alternative for Germany party, according to public broadcaster RBB . However, the documents had appare...

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Don't use British citizen as political pawn, Hunt warns Kremlin

Don't use British citizen as political pawn, Hunt warns Kremlin

Washington has pushed for an explanation to Mr Whelan's detention. "Because it is desperately worrying, not just for the individual but their families, and we are extremely anxious about him and his...

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New House Democrat Rashida Tlaib vows, 'We're gonna impeach the motherf****r'

New House Democrat Rashida Tlaib vows, 'We're gonna impeach the motherf****r'

In an interview that aired Thursday morning, Pelosi said she will withhold a decision until special counsel Robert Mueller issues his report in the Russian Federation investigation. Tlaib wrote in ...

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US issues China travel advisory warning of 'exit bans'

US issues China travel advisory warning of 'exit bans'

In an updated advisory released Thursday, the State Department kept China at Level 2 - the same as 2018 - "due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S". ...

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Taliban leaders met Iranian officials in Tehran on Sunday

Taliban leaders met Iranian officials in Tehran on Sunday

The province has been a stronghold of the terror group. Noorullah Qadri, the commander of 207 Zafar military corps, said two attackers who had infiltrated the border security forces fired on the Ita...

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Sketch released of suspect in shooting of Texas girl

Sketch released of suspect in shooting of Texas girl

He is expected to release a composite sketch of the suspect by Thursday. Given the man is described to be white and Washington's family is Black, the implication that this might be race-related is...

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Thousands of tourists flee Thai islands ahead of Tropical Storm Pabuk

Thousands of tourists flee Thai islands ahead of Tropical Storm Pabuk

Earlier, Bangkok Airways Pcl said it had cancelled all flights to and from the holiday destination of Koh Samui, where ferry services have also been suspended. "I think the islands are nearly empty"...

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Canada: 13 citizens held in China since Huawei executive arrest

Canada: 13 citizens held in China since Huawei executive arrest

China's top prosecutor said today that two Canadians detained after Canada arrested a Chinese technology company executive had "without a doubt" violated the law. "We are deeply concerned by the ar...

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Pope says church’s credibility has been ‘seriously undercut’ by abuse scandal

Pope says church’s credibility has been ‘seriously undercut’ by abuse scandal

No!" He said he was so concerned by the situation that he had hoped to attend the U.S. retreat in person, but added that he had been unable to do so "for logistical reasons". He encourages the bisho...

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British Army puts out a recruitment call to all snowflakes

British Army puts out a recruitment call to all snowflakes

They are told "your army needs you" in a design that riffs on the First World War recruitment posters in which Lord Kitchener, the war minister, pointed at the observer while the banner read, "your co...

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