• Pakistan granted three-month reprieve over terror financing watchlist, says minister
Pakistan granted three-month reprieve over terror financing watchlist, says minister

Pakistan has been given a three-month reprieve by the Financial Action Task Force, a global watchdog, over a US-led motion to put the country on a terrorist financing watchlist, Pakistan's foreign minister Khawaja Asif said late on Tuesday.

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  • Pakistan Supreme Court Strikes Law Allowing Nawaz Sharif To Chair Party
Pakistan Supreme Court Strikes Law Allowing Nawaz Sharif To Chair Party

The court, which started hearing the case last month, said all the decisions made by Sharif as the president of the ruling PML-N would also stand null and void. Political analysts said the decision raises serious questions about political stability in Pakistan. Minister of State Talal Chaudhry had told the media that Sharif will remain chief of P...

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  • Archbishop Chaput comments on Billy Graham's death
Archbishop Chaput comments on Billy Graham's death

We mourn his passing but I know with absolute certainty that today he heard those words, "well done good and faithful servant". "For Graham social concerns always trailed spiritual ones", Wacker said. Host Mike Collins and a panel of experts look back on the life of Billy Graham . He had this incredible, loving presence of a person for the mas...

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  • More than 100 Nigerian girls feared abducted by Boko Haram
More than 100 Nigerian girls feared abducted by Boko Haram

Local officials deny that the group succeeded in abducting the girls, claiming they managed to flee the building before Boko Haram terrorists arrived. There are reports that more girls have returned to the school after the head count", the Police chief said. We are beginning to harbour fears the worst might have happened.

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  • Questions arise over Melania Trump's family's United States residency status
Questions arise over Melania Trump's family's United States residency status

The Washington Post reports that Viktor and Amalija Knavs , Melania Trump's parents, "very likely" relied on the chain migration program to obtain green cards. She self-sponsored herself for a green card in 2000 based on her "extraordinary ability" and obtained permanent residency in 2001. Melania Trump became a US citizen in 2001 - a year afte...

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  • Scores of Syrian civilians killed in government airstrikes
Scores of Syrian civilians killed in government airstrikes

MSF also provides distance support to about 50 health facilities in areas of Syria where teams can not be directly present, including regular support to 11 facilities in Eastern Ghouta as well as emergency ad-hoc medical donations to other facilities when they are in dire need.

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  • SCOTUS Rejects Challenge by California Gun Owners
SCOTUS Rejects Challenge by California Gun Owners

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the lower court's decision , ruling that the 10-day waiting period was "a reasonable precaution for the purchase of a second or third weapon, as well as for a first purchase".

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  • Corbyn Breaks Brexit Cover, Will Support a Customs Union With EU
Corbyn Breaks Brexit Cover, Will Support a Customs Union With EU

He also intends to urge for a maintained strong partnership with the United Kingdom and the European Union on matters that involve principles and laws. International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox will today tell a summit of manufacturers that high standards deliver multiple benefits, arguing they help establish United Kingdom goods as "a kitemark...

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  • 7th-grader shoots himself at OH school
7th-grader shoots himself at OH school

The youth has been hospitalized , and lockdowns at Jackson Memorial Middle School and a neighboring high school in Massillon, Ohio, about 55 miles south of Cleveland, has been lifted, reported WKYC . It was not immediately clear whether the shooting was intentional or how the boy, who rode the bus to school, managed to sneak the.22-caliber long...

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  • George Christensen breaks his silence on 'inappropriate' Facebook gun post
George Christensen breaks his silence on 'inappropriate' Facebook gun post

Mr Christensen said the post was a "tongue-in-cheek" reference to a famous line from the 1971 film Dirty Harry , in which Clint Eastwood's character says: "Do I feel lucky?" Mr Pennings said in addition to his complaint to Queensland police , he meant to report Mr Christensen to federal police.

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  • For Petra, it's a 'great achievement' to be back in top 10
For Petra, it's a 'great achievement' to be back in top 10

Asked how she managed to turn the contest around, Kvitova said: "I have no idea". "It's very special to be back". After losing the first set it looked like she was poised to become another victim of Wozniacki, the newly-crowned Australian Open champion, who has enjoyed a blistering start to the season.

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  • Donald Trump is the worst president in USA history, say political experts
Donald Trump is the worst president in USA history, say political experts

Of those experts, 57.2 per cent identified as Democrats, 12.7 per cent as Republicans, and 27.1 per cent as independents. Some president's rankings remained the same from 2014 to 2018, while others saw a significant increase. Even Warren Harding , whose presidency was afflicted by the Teapot Dome corruption scandal and his dalliances with mistre...

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  • US, Chinese security staff in 'skirmish' over nuclear football
US, Chinese security staff in 'skirmish' over nuclear football

The "nuclear football" is a briefcase, not an actual football-but sources tell Axios that Chinese security officials acted like its carrier was trying to score a touchdown in an incident in Beijing during President Trumps' visit. The official with the nuclear football is required to stay close to the U.S. president at all times. While U.S. of...

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  • Russian Olympic Medalist Tests Positive For Doping
Russian Olympic Medalist Tests Positive For Doping

The charge against Alexander Krushelnitsky , who won the curling mixed doubles bronze medal last week with his partner Anastasia Bryzgalova , stands in stark contrast to curling's noteworthy adherence to good sportsmanship, an ethos known as "The Spirit of Curling".

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  • Clear skies raise hopes in Iran's hunt for missing plane
Clear skies raise hopes in Iran's hunt for missing plane

The plane reportedly vanished from radar 20 minutes after taking off at 0433 GMT before crashing some 780 kilometers (485 miles) south of the Iranian capital, Tehran . However, US President Donald Trump's refusal to recertify the deal has injected uncertainty into those sales. Aseman Airlines was blacklisted by the European Commission in Dec...

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  • Donald Trump Jr arrives in India, to dine with luxury flat buyers
Donald Trump Jr arrives in India, to dine with luxury flat buyers

Starting on Tuesday, Trump Jr., 40, will be meeting with investors and business leaders in cities where the Trump Organization has real-estate projects - in Mumbai , Kolkata and the New Delhi suburb of Gurgaon. Modi will reportedly give a speech on "Preparing India for the Future" at the same event. An apartment in the Trump Towers complex i...

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  • Freezing Rain & Slick Roads This Morning
Freezing Rain & Slick Roads This Morning

Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with a low around 26. Our area can expect heavy rain Monday night through Wednesday , according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologist Mark Larson says icy conditions early Tuesday should improve later in the day but there are more chances for wintry weather, rain and thunderstorms on the way to Kansas t...

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  • Turkey will lay siege to Syria's Afrin in coming days, warns Erdogan
Turkey will lay siege to Syria's Afrin in coming days, warns Erdogan

Jabbour said she doubted the regime would move into Afrin because "behind the scenes Turkish forces and Syrian forces are talking to each other", adding Russian Federation would not allow the regime to enter direct confrontation with Turkey.

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  • China furious after American 'steals terracotta warrior's thumb' at museum
China furious after American 'steals terracotta warrior's thumb' at museum

Delaware-resident Michael Rohana was arrested last week, U.S. officials said, accused of stealing the thumb in December during an ugly sweater party hosted by the museum. Wu also "strongly condemned" Franklin and said it was "careless" to let the theft happen. The cultural relics authority of northwest China's Shaanxi Province will send two exper...

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  • Trump Again Blames Obama for Russia Meddling
Trump Again Blames Obama for Russia Meddling

Those tweets follow the Justice Department's Friday announcement regarding indictments against Russian nationals and entities for meddling in United States elections. The 37-page indictment doesnt accuse Trump or his campaign of knowingly working with the Russian operatives. Imagine if he had dismissed claims of al-Qaida's responsibility as a "...

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  • Israel criticises Polish PM for Second World War 'Jewish perpetrators' remark
Israel criticises Polish PM for Second World War 'Jewish perpetrators' remark

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed outrage about comments by his Polish counterpart who defended a Holocaust law by suggesting that Jews were among the perpetrators. What happened in Poland during World War Two? Some 3 million Jews who lived in pre-war Poland were murdered by the Nazis, accounting for about half of all Jews ...

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  • U.S. vows investigation into Syria attack involving Russians
U.S. vows investigation into Syria attack involving Russians

The attackers "took direction from someone.Was it local direction? Don't ask me. I don't know", Mattis told reporters while en route to Washington, according to a Pentagon transcript . Russians who got killed in the attack have been said to be working as mercenaries for a private military contractor from Russia that has been working covertly in...

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  • Shooting in church kills 5 in southern Russian Federation
Shooting in church kills 5 in southern Russian Federation

The Russian Investigative Committee says the gunman has been identified as a local resident in his early 20s. The Russian RBK daily quoted an Orthodox priest saying the attacker had opened fire on churchgoers following an afternoon service.

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  • Plane Crash in Iran kills all 66 People on Board
Plane Crash in Iran kills all 66 People on Board

The plane reportedly vanished from radar 20 minutes after taking off at 0433 GMT before crashing some 780 kilometres (485 miles) south of the Iranian capital, Tehran . Iran's commercial air fleet has suffered during decades of worldwide sanctions that have made it hard to buy newer aircraft, with planes being involved in a number of accidents.

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  • Will act against Iran's empire if necessary, said Israel's Netanyahu at Munich
Will act against Iran's empire if necessary, said Israel's Netanyahu at Munich

Iran's foreign minister ridiculed a security conference speech by Netanyahu, who used a part of a drone to make a point. "Israel will not allow Iran's regime to put a noose of terror around our neck". in exchange for positive coverage of Netanyahu and his wife on Bezeq's Walla! news outlet, said the person, who requested anonymity as the matter i...

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  • 7.2 magnitude quake jolts Mexico
7.2 magnitude quake jolts Mexico

Authorities said no deaths had been reported nationally. The 57-year-old was said to be sitting on a bench outside her home even after the tremors and said that she was too scared to go back in. Video showed ceiling lamps swaying and people embracing after evacuating buildings. But reporters at the scene later found no evidence of a collapse at...

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  • Winter storm warning in effect for the North Fork
Winter storm warning in effect for the North Fork

Low temperatures will be around 28 degrees, with south wind around 6 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. Some more moderate totals higher than 6 inches are possible in parts of southern New England and Long Island. This storm is expected to dump up to a foot of snow on the lower elevations of central Montana, while the mountains will lik...

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  • Trump Visits Hospital, Meets Shooting Survivors
Trump Visits Hospital, Meets Shooting Survivors

The FBI made a stunning admission earlier in the day, saying a "person close to Nikolas Cruz " made a call to the agency's public tipline on January 5 to " report concerns about him". "We didn't want to wait", Trump added. Because we're going to hear a lot about gun control in the coming days. Clinton tweeted about David Hogg, a student a...

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  • 4 soldiers wounded in Gaza border blast — Israeli military
4 soldiers wounded in Gaza border blast — Israeli military

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a security conference in Munich called the Gaza border incident "very serious" and pledged to "respond appropriately". Palestinian officials said three Hamas training camps and one belonging to a smaller group had been struck but no-one was injured. Israeli media said it was the highest number of Israelis wo...

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  • Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency, Martial law
Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency, Martial law

A communique read out on national television justified the move by alluding to "ethnic-based clashes" and "chaos and unruliness". "In some parts of the country, the constitution and the constitutional system has been bypassed", it said. The US embassy statement said that "the challenges facing Ethiopia, whether to democratic reform, economic gr...

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