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USA imposes visa restrictions on Ghana

USA imposes visa restrictions on Ghana

The statement issued Thursday said Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo "has ordered consular officials to impose visa restrictions on some categories of visa applicants". The then-US ambassador to Ghana,...

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US border agency makes biggest-ever fentanyl bust

US border agency makes biggest-ever fentanyl bust

Authorities say the truck was driven by a 26-year-old man. Agents found the drugs in hidden compartments in a tractor trailer bringing cucumbers from Mexico. Fentanyl is trafficked into the United S...

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Little blue penguins stolen from New Zealand nest

Little blue penguins stolen from New Zealand nest

Kororā are totally protected wildlife and people found committing offences could be punished with up to two years in prison and a $100,000 fine. Little Blue Penguins are quite fiery little creatures, ...

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam sorry for racist yearbook photo

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam sorry for racist yearbook photo

The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, which comprises African Americans elected to the Virginia General Assembly, said it was "still processing what we have seen about the governor " but described t...

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European Union offers visa-free travel for UAE Britons

European Union offers visa-free travel for UAE Britons

The European Parliament will get the final decision over whether to pass the measure into legislation, but is likely to approve given it has already stated its support for the plan. But the Spanish Go...

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Elizabeth Warren has apologized to the Cherokee Nation for her DNA test

Elizabeth Warren has apologized to the Cherokee Nation for her DNA test

Warren found herself in hot-water from Republicans and Democrats after she released the results a year ago; showing she was between 1/64 and 1/1024 Native American. "Now that her claims of being of ...

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Mexico STRUCK by major 6.6 magnitude natural disaster - Mexico City high-rise buildings SHAKE

Mexico STRUCK by major 6.6 magnitude natural disaster - Mexico City high-rise buildings SHAKE

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported that the quake had its epicentre seven kilometres east-southeast of Mazatan, in the state of Chiapas, near the border with Guatemala, at a depth o...

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Man caught on video doing 'fake slip and fall' for insurance fraud

Man caught on video doing 'fake slip and fall' for insurance fraud

Goldinsky is then seen standing right on the ice and placing himself on the ground. Goldinsky was arrested in January over this incident, which occurred between September 1 and November 1 a year ago...

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US Polar vortex claims 21 lives as cold snap continues

US Polar vortex claims 21 lives as cold snap continues

Temperatures in the Upper Midwest will rebound to well above -18C today. Bryan Jackson, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said on Friday the core of the vortex was pulling back, though r...

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Kellyanne Conway suggests Cory Booker's 2020 White House bid is 'sexist'

Kellyanne Conway suggests Cory Booker's 2020 White House bid is 'sexist'

He will be able to run for a second full Senate term in 2020 while running for president , due to to a law that New Jersey's governor signed in November. In the Senate, Booker has at times favored ...

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Second Trump-Kim summit planned for Vietnam, source says

Second Trump-Kim summit planned for Vietnam, source says

Vietnam's capital Hanoi is being considered as a candidate venue, along with the Southeast Asian country's central coastal city of Da Nang. US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tues...

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Calls mount to probe cause of Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy

Calls mount to probe cause of Hoërskool Driehoek tragedy

Tragedy: Moments ago a walkway collapsed at Höerskool Driehoek, Sedibeng Region. He reported "scores" trapped but an Associated Press witness later said no one remained in the rubble. Emergency servic...

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USA to Announce Its Exit From Cold War Nuclear Arms Treaty

USA to Announce Its Exit From Cold War Nuclear Arms Treaty

In a statement , NATO said America's allies "fully support" the U.S. decision because of Russia's threat to Euro-Atlantic security and its refusal to provide any credible response or take any ste...

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"Don't Want To Lose Him": Wife Of Jailed Bahraini Footballer Begs Release

It is day 65 of Hakeem Al-Araibi's detention in a Thai prison. "I don't want to lose him", Araibi's wife wrote today in an open letter to Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. "The case is more compl...

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Italy makes biggest cocaine bust in 25 years

Italy makes biggest cocaine bust in 25 years

The cocaine seized in operation "Genoa Snow" holds a United States street value of $572million, and is the largest bust in Italy in 25 years. Authorities said the drugs belonged to various organis...

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Mueller asks for time to review evidence in Roger Stone case

Mueller asks for time to review evidence in Roger Stone case

Investigators already appeared to have sufficient email and witness evidence to press last Friday's indictment of Stone on five counts of lying to Congress over his contacts with WikiLeaks, and one co...

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British Parliament to Vote on Brexit Plans But E.U. Stands Firm

British Parliament to Vote on Brexit Plans But E.U. Stands Firm

May, who will close Tuesday's debate, now hopes her Tory party will say clearly what it wants to change in the deal she's struck with the EU. It will be down to Speaker John Bercow which proposals a...

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Donald Trump Says Talks With Afghanistan

Donald Trump Says Talks With Afghanistan "Proceeding Well"

Suhail says that once US forces withdraw from Afghanistan , the Taliban want to live with other Afghans, "tolerate one another and start life like brothers". Talks "are proceeding well", Trump wrot...

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US, Russia fail to agree on INF treaty

US, Russia fail to agree on INF treaty

Washington and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation claim a new Russian system violates those limits. "This missile, the SSC-8, is nuclear-capable, hard to detect and able to reach European cities", S...

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Canada reducing staff at Cuba embassy as 14th diplomat falls mysteriously ill

Canada reducing staff at Cuba embassy as 14th diplomat falls mysteriously ill

A senior Canadian government official said in a briefing for journalists that the latest case involves a diplomat who arrived in the summer and reported symptoms on December 29. At least 26 USA offi...

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SC hears review petition against Aasia Bibi's acquittal today

SC hears review petition against Aasia Bibi's acquittal today

He dismissed the review petition filed against the acquittal of Aasia Bibi , saying the petitioner was not able to point out any mistake in the apex court verdict acquitting the 47-year-old woman. Ha...

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: God wanted Trump to be president

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: God wanted Trump to be president

Numerous states are also introducing legislation to allow Bible study as an option as part of the public school curriculum. "As I take it all in, I then sit back, look around, and say 'Gee, I'm in t...

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King Tut tomb restored to prevent damage from visitors

King Tut tomb restored to prevent damage from visitors

Conservationists, architects, environmental specialists and scientists began the project with almost five years of analysis that found environmental impact as well as visitor damage including graffiti...

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Facebook nukes hundreds of

Facebook nukes hundreds of "inauthentic" accounts "tied to Iran"

Twitter said it identified fewer foreign influence attempts than in 2016 and suspended a majority of the abusive accounts before the elections for the U.S. The accounts posted about topics such as the...

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Mitch McConnell Slams Dem Bill to Expand Voting Rights

Mitch McConnell Slams Dem Bill to Expand Voting Rights

While the amendment is a nonbinding provision without the force of law, it sent a clear message to the White House that any plans to immediately pull troops out of war zones could jeopardize the fight...

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McConnell warns against early exit from Syria, Afghanistan

McConnell warns against early exit from Syria, Afghanistan

Trump has chose to withdraw 2,000 USA troops from Syria on the grounds that Islamic State militants no longer pose a threat, saying on Twitter on Wednesday, "We have beaten them" as he disputed Senate...

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Rep. Omar: ‘I Almost Chuckle’ When Israel Is Called ‘A Democracy’

Rep. Omar: ‘I Almost Chuckle’ When Israel Is Called ‘A Democracy’

The tweet was met with criticism and Omar responded with a Twitter post of her own, writing: "Don't mind him, he is just waking up to the reality of having Muslim women as colleagues who know how to...

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Snow squall pileup on Route 222 injures 24, police say

A multi-car wreck in Wyomissing, Pa., - which involved 27 vehicles, including two 18-wheelers and a dump truck - was reported at around 1:20 p.m. Wednesday on Route 222, according to local cops. A t...

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University of Iowa student dies Wednesday outside on campus

University of Iowa student dies Wednesday outside on campus

The body of a University of Iowa student has been found on the campus in Iowa City, and officials say they believe his death was weather-related. Michael said doctors have told him that alcohol was ...

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Cops: Teen faked abduction for $130 from mom

Cops: Teen faked abduction for $130 from mom

The teen reportedly tried to trick his mother on January 22 by telling her to put the money in a mailbox of his own choosing. According to an arrest report, the chosen mailbox belonged to Franklin's...

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As many as 130 migrants feared drowned in shipwrecks off Djibouti

As many as 130 migrants feared drowned in shipwrecks off Djibouti

Witnesses said large waves caused the overloaded boats to tip over about a half-hour after departing. One survivor estimated there were 130 people on his boat, but wasn't able to say the number of p...

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Two elite Paris police officers guilty of raping Canadian tourist

Two elite Paris police officers guilty of raping Canadian tourist

The men, Nicolas Redouane, 49, and Antoine Quirin, 40, had denied raping 39-year-old Emily Spanton, saying the sex was consensual. They were also ordered to pay 20,000 euros in damages. Witnesses desc...

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European countries set up payment channel with Iran to bypass USA sanctions

European countries set up payment channel with Iran to bypass USA sanctions

It is the most ambitious attempt by European allies to save the Iran nuclear deal from collapse following President Trump's decision to withdraw from it. A White House spokesperson said that "the Un...

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Amber warning for parts of North Devon with more snow forecast

Amber warning for parts of North Devon with more snow forecast

Further disruption is expected in other parts of the country. Its amber weather warning, which mainly covers parts of the South West and South Wales, runs until 9pm on Thursday and Cornwall Airport,...

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Pelosi Would be 'BEGGING' for the Wall If Not for Tijuana Barrier

Pelosi Would be 'BEGGING' for the Wall If Not for Tijuana Barrier

Trump also said he was not confident that congressional negotiators could strike a deal before the February 15 deadline, when temporary spending bills passed to end the government shutdown expire. "W...

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