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Backed Syrian rebels take last big town under Isis control

Backed Syrian rebels take last big town under Isis control

Kurdish-led and US-backed forces seized the town of Hajin from Islamic State group on Friday, a milestone in a massive and costly operation to drive the jihadists out of eastern Syria . "We've done...

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Visitors evacuated after fire at Chester Zoo's Monsoon Forest

Visitors evacuated after fire at Chester Zoo's Monsoon Forest

The zoo said in a statement: "Critically endangered Sumatran orangutans and other mammals are all accounted for". Crocodiles, orangutans and snakes were among the animals under threat as fire crew...

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Straphanger makes citizen’s arrest after hell breaks loose on subway

Straphanger makes citizen’s arrest after hell breaks loose on subway

A viral video of a white woman named Anna Lushchinskaya hurling racist insults and attempting to kick and slap an Asian passenger on a NYC subway had a happy ending. While filming Lushchinskaya, @Pl...

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Trump appoints Mick Mulvaney as temporary Chief of Staff

Trump appoints Mick Mulvaney as temporary Chief of Staff

So tweeted President Trump . "But, as I think all of us here would recognize, he would be great in any role that the president chooses to put him in". Asked why Mulvaney will be serving as "acti...

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Ex-personal lawyer says Trump knew of hush payments

Ex-personal lawyer says Trump knew of hush payments

The women have claimed they had affairs with Trump after the real estate mogul married his third wife, Melania. In an opinion piece for The Washington Post , high-profile lawyer George Conway, th...

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Russia Criticizes US for Lack of Knowledge about TU-160 Bombers

Russia Criticizes US for Lack of Knowledge about TU-160 Bombers

The bombers arrived along with two other Russian planes in a show of support for Venezuela and the Maduro administration. " "We are preparing to defend Venezuela to the last inch when necessary." "....

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Melania Trump Attacks Media as 'Opportunists'

Melania Trump Attacks Media as 'Opportunists'

The typically stylish Melania showed off her hair makeover during an interview on Fox News with host Sean Hannity while visiting military families on the United States east coast. The first lady...

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U.S. interior secretary Ryan Zinke to leave White House

U.S. interior secretary Ryan Zinke to leave White House

He says a new interior secretary would be appointed next week. Zinke was cleared in several of those investigations, and chose to attack his critics rather adopt a more chastened tone. Zinke is leav...

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United Kingdom ministers think May's Brexit plan is dead, seek alternatives

United Kingdom ministers think May's Brexit plan is dead, seek alternatives

During her meeting in Brussels, Mrs May said she had to be able to convince MPs that the United Kingdom would not find itself tied to the European Union indefinitely through the "backstop". In surpr...

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Brexit: European leaders reneged on promise to help Theresa May

Brexit: European leaders reneged on promise to help Theresa May

May remains firmly opposed to the prospect of a second referendum , insisting that the people have given their verdict on the matter and it is up to the current government to "deliver the Brexit " t...

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Extremist suspected of Strasbourg Christmas market murders shouted

Extremist suspected of Strasbourg Christmas market murders shouted "Allahu Akbar"

More than 700 officers were deployed to find Chekatt, who had a long criminal record and had been flagged for extremism, government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux told CNews television. "President Emmanu...

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Track deal to avoid backstop, says Varadkar

Track deal to avoid backstop, says Varadkar

Mr Varadkar said some of Mrs May's proposals made sense and others would be "difficult". Mr Varadkar said the issue could not be deferred to the trade talks post-withdrawal. The Irish government ha...

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American Sarah Papenheim, 21, stabbed to death by roommate in Netherlands

American Sarah Papenheim, 21, stabbed to death by roommate in Netherlands

When they entered the apartment, the statement said, police found Sarah Papenheim with stab wounds and attempted to resuscitate her. Police say those attempts were unsuccessful, and she died of her ...

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Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Australia recognises west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

The Australian government expects to announce that it recognizes West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Saturday, but it also will be dedicated to recognizing a future state of Palestine with its ...

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Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister amid political crisis

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister amid political crisis

The pro-Rajapaksa lawmaker, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, said Friday that Rajapaksa decided in a meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena to resign to allow the president to appoint a new governmen...

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Brexit bother: May remonstrates with Juncker

Cabinet ally Michael Gove has said today he still thinks her deal - thought to be down for a Commons vote on January 14 - will pass. A video emerged Friday appearing to show the Prime Minister takin...

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Sri Lanka Supreme Court says president violated constitution

Sri Lanka Supreme Court says president violated constitution

He said he was sceptical of a swift resolution to the crisis as Sirisena has "so far not shown any respect for the Constitution or parliament". Sirisena was thought to be facing certain defeat at th...

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Pope removes two cardinals from group of close advisers

Pope removes two cardinals from group of close advisers

Cardinal Pell remains the Treasurer to the Vatican , the third-highest ranking position. Cardinal Pell had been a member of C-9 for five years before the pope wrote to him and another cardinal, t...

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Blair urges May to 'stop banging head against brick wall' over Brexit

Blair urges May to 'stop banging head against brick wall' over Brexit

Theresa May will tell her warring MPs that today's vote in her leadership is about Brexit , not about who will lead the Conservatives into the next general election . The Prime Minister is still ...

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Trump's Inauguration Committee Under Investigation

Trump's Inauguration Committee Under Investigation

Investigators are also examining whether top donors gave money in exchange for access to the Trump administration. The improper diversion of funds from a non-profit-which is the corporate form chosen ...

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Defense Ministry: Turkey committed to decisive fight against terrorism

Defense Ministry: Turkey committed to decisive fight against terrorism

Turkey , he said , will target Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and People's Protection Unit (YPG) separatists - but will not engage USA troops. Turkey intends to launch a military operation in the n...

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Guatemalan girl aged seven dies in custody on US-Mexican border

Guatemalan girl aged seven dies in custody on US-Mexican border

After a helicopter flight to Providence Children's Hospital in El Paso, the child went into cardiac arrest and "was revived", according to the agency. Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of DE said the girl...

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Pelosi all but assured of becoming House speaker

Pelosi all but assured of becoming House speaker

Many calling for new leadership have taken issue with House Democrats installing a trio of representatives - Pelosi and Reps. The Washington Post reported at least six of those Democratic holdout...

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Both Korea's to verify disarmament of border inspection posts

Both Korea's to verify disarmament of border inspection posts

The conflict ended in an armistice in 1953, leaving the two technically still in a state of war, but a rapid reconciliation has taken place this year. However, so far, the South Korean authorities hav...

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Flynn Asks Federal Judge for Leniency, Says FBI Agents Tricked Him - Lawyers

Flynn Asks Federal Judge for Leniency, Says FBI Agents Tricked Him - Lawyers

The request is in line with a recommendation last week from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. His sentencing has the makings of a bookend moment for the investigation given that Flynn - a visible presen...

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Stormy Daniels must pay Trump $294000 under federal judge's orders

Stormy Daniels must pay Trump $294000 under federal judge's orders

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles judge ruled on the amount Daniels must pay, though it's nearly a quarter less than the nearly $390,000 that Trump's attorney had wanted. She made the explosive claim just d...

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U.S. to counter China, Russia's influence in Africa

U.S. to counter China, Russia's influence in Africa

They are deliberately and aggressively targeting their investments in the region to gain a competitive advantage over the United States. Framing it as a top national security objective, Bolton said ...

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Dozens of bomb threats by ‘Bitcoin scammers’ hit several USA states

Dozens of bomb threats by ‘Bitcoin scammers’ hit several USA states

The RCMP said they are working to determine the origin and validity of the threats and that anyone who has received this email should not respond to the bitcoin demand. Other law enforcement agenc...

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PD: Large police presence at Columbine High School in CO

PD: Large police presence at Columbine High School in CO

The person claimed to be hiding outside with a gun. Taplin says no threat was found at the school, where 12 students and a teacher were killed by two students in 1999. Helicopter video from Columbin...

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Russian government claims accused NRA spy Maria Butina was TORTURED

Russian government claims accused NRA spy Maria Butina was TORTURED

Butina, 30, was accused of working to infiltrate Republican political circles through groups such as the National Rifle Association to bolster Russian interests. Jeff Sessions, working as a Trump ca...

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