• Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' arrested; Kabul hotel under attack
Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' arrested; Kabul hotel under attack

Named for the first time in a 2016 investigation by The Guardian , Boonchai Bach and his older brother Bach Van Limh were identified as likely key smugglers operating a criminal syndicate partly responsible for devastating the populations of endangered animals.

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  • Schumer: Shutdown talks with Trump are like 'negotiating with Jello'
Schumer: Shutdown talks with Trump are like 'negotiating with Jello'

A sign at the Ellis Island ferry cue informed tourists of the shutdown's impact. The National Park Service announced that both NY sites would be closed Saturday "due to a lapse in appropriations". "We're dysfunctional right now", said Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, who voted in favor of the funding measure on Friday night. As NPR's Brian Nayl...

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  • Turkey Launches Operation Against US-Backed Kurdish Fighters In Syria
Turkey Launches Operation Against US-Backed Kurdish Fighters In Syria

It would also sharpen tensions between Turkey and the United States, which supports and now openly arms Kurdish militias fighting ISIS. "So we don't want them to engage in violence, but we want them to keep focused on ISIS", she told reporters Thursday.

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  • Drone saves 2 swimmers at Australian beach
Drone saves 2 swimmers at Australian beach

Beachgoers spotted the teens struggling in the waves nearly a half mile (700 meters) away from the shore at Lennox Head, New South Wales. It's one of the purest and most sensible applications of drone technology discovered to date, and it's certain to open people's eyes to the value of drones in rescue operations.

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  • We will approach SC seeking justice on Centre's help, if needed: CM
We will approach SC seeking justice on Centre's help, if needed: CM

He further asked them to make all the arrangements so that every child, achieving the school going age, must be made to reach to school. "It is the responsibility of the Centre to extend handhold to AP" he said.The Chief Minister said that there are 1,44,64,509 ration cards but the Centre is providing subsidized rice to 95.46 lakh ration cards only...

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  • Turkey targets Kurds in attack on Syria
Turkey targets Kurds in attack on Syria

The National Security Council convened on Wednesday and made a decision to take "all necessary precautions" against the USA backed Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria, an official statement said. " Turkey is capable and determined to eliminate every kind of threat against it", Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Twit...

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  • Parrikar refuses striking taxi trade's speed governor demand
Parrikar refuses striking taxi trade's speed governor demand

The statement issued by Transport Minister Sudin Dhavlikar proclaimed that the Goan government has taken a "strong view" against the taxi drivers on strike. Furthermore, CM Parrikar pointed out at the Supreme Court's guidelines in deploying the speed governors in taxis and asserted that failure to install the same will be a contempt of court.

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  • Victim asks Nassar
Victim asks Nassar "How do you sleep at night?"

Raisman also criticized the letter Nassar wrote in which he said that he wasn't sure he could "mentally" handle four days of victim-impact statements. "Who was I to question his treatments?" Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in prison on child pornography charges. Nassar has pleaded guilty to 10 criminal counts in MI, but the judge ...

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  • Turkey warplanes bomb Kurds in Syria
Turkey warplanes bomb Kurds in Syria

Russian Federation said it would not get involved in the conflict. Ankara , which has long fought Kurdish unrest in southeastern Turkey , is determined to prevent the establishment of a Kurdish state across the border in Syria. Some reports also mentioned that Russian troops, who were also in Afrin to tackle the PKK, have been ordered by th...

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  • At least 2 dead, dozens injured in Prague hotel fire
At least 2 dead, dozens injured in Prague hotel fire

The blaze erupted at Eurostars David Hotel at around 5pm. Two needed lung ventilation. Forty people were evacuated from the smouldering building and a rescue operation was still underway late on Saturday. Two firemen were also injured after suffering a fall while inside the hotel. The cause of the fire which started on the ground floor is not y...

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  • U.S. could become world's biggest oil producer in 2018
U.S. could become world's biggest oil producer in 2018

Brent crude futures were trading 68 cents lower at $68.63 a barrel at 1:26 p.m. EST (1826 GMT). "The big 2018 supply story is unfolding fast in the Americas" the IEA said in its monthly report . Ministers of OPEC+ deal participants will meet on Sunday in Oman for the first meeting of the monitoring committee in this year. OPEC's compliance wit...

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  • Debate simmers in West Wing over Trump's language
Debate simmers in West Wing over Trump's language

South African officials said they hope Lapenn can explain Trump's statement, and why African countries, along with Haiti and El Salvador, "constitute "shitholes" from where migrants into the United States are undesirable". It said the words attributed to the Trump earlier this month "has shocked and dismayed us". Kirstjen Nielsen doesn't ...

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  • North Korea to send 22 athletes to PyeongChang Winter Games
North Korea to send 22 athletes to PyeongChang Winter Games

However, others fear that South Korea has fallen for a North Korean charm offensive and warned the worldwide community not to be complacent. North Korea's unexpected participation, negotiated in talks at the heavily fortified border between the two nations since the start of the year, has been hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough that could herald...

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  • Trump's doctor has
Trump's doctor has "no concerns" about US President's health

The Gallup polling company registered the worst annual score for the US since it began doing annual global leadership surveys in 2007 - with approval of USA leadership down almost 20 points in one year, now languishing at 30 per cent worldwide.

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  • Unprovoked Indian attack claims lives of three Pakistani women
Unprovoked Indian attack claims lives of three Pakistani women

Earlier this week on Monday, four Pakistani servicemen were martyred in cross-border shelling by Indian forces on the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir's Jandrot sector. Col. Nitin Joshi, an Indian army spokesman, said one soldier was killed in the Pakistani firing. Indian forces on Friday resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violations alon...

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  • China's economy will cool this year-but it's a good thing
China's economy will cool this year-but it's a good thing

Michael Schroeder, senior researcher with ZEW. The 2017 economic growth figures give Xi bragging rights for guiding the economy to surpass the 6.5% growth rate that the government had originally targeted. China's exports and imports growth slowed in December after surging in the month before, adding to signs of ebbing economic momentum. Nearly ...

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  • Emergency warning issued for two fires in Sydney's Royal National Park
Emergency warning issued for two fires in Sydney's Royal National Park

The state of New South Wales has already seen around 50 fires amid the blistering heat. NSW has endured hot, dry temperatures for several days, with Sunday expected to bring no relief. The out of control blaze has burnt about 20,000 hectares in the Pilliga Forest between Coonabarabran and Narrabri and is at advice level. Another fire in Bundarr...

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  • Connecticut Leaders React to Government Shutdown
Connecticut Leaders React to Government Shutdown

The White House said Saturday that Trump has been on the phone with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan , R-Wis. Trump also laid the entire blame of the stalemate at the doorstep of Democrats whom he accused of obstructing measures to keep the government running and pushed for more Republicans to ...

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  • Graham claims Trump's 'shithole' slur derailed DACA negotiations
Graham claims Trump's 'shithole' slur derailed DACA negotiations

What's interesting is that we finally seem to be coming up with some answers. "Come on. To think that the President of the United States would refer to any country on Earth as an S-House country, for goodness' sakes, what does that say?" Along with Trump's " shithole " remark and other happenings in the current administration, CNN's Dana Bash...

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  • Boil order lifted for most of Orleans Parish; NOE still under advisory
Boil order lifted for most of Orleans Parish; NOE still under advisory

The water system's precarious position is driven by multiple factors. They say the water system has been working overtime and needs a reprieve to have filters cleaned at the utility's Carrollton treatment plant. "If we want water pressure to improve dramatically, we have to continue to conserve the amount of water that we use", he said. If one is f...

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  • Sometimes Trump sounds like a racist
Sometimes Trump sounds like a racist

Graham also told the Charleston Post and Courier that he favored a merit-based immigration system-a phrase that Trump uses a great deal-"But when I say merit-based, I don't mean just Europe". Booker said he thinks Nielsen may have lied to protect her job. What have those in the room said? 'When you're in that room, it's a sacred space in ...

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  • Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented what the president said during DACA meeting
Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented what the president said during DACA meeting

He was told to lose 10 to 15 pounds . Looking for news you can trust? Asked about a much-discussed episode in which the president seemed to slur his words during a televised speech in December about the Middle East, Jackson said it might had been caused by Sudafed, a medicine for nasal congestion.

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  • Trump warns U.S. government shutdown likely
Trump warns U.S. government shutdown likely

Republicans, who control both Congress and the White House , are now faced with the prospect of being blamed for the fourth shutdown in a quarter-century. "Tonight, they put politics over our national security, military families, vulnerable children, and our country's ability to serve all Americans", Sanders said.

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  • Federer requested night match to avoid Melbourne scorcher
Federer requested night match to avoid Melbourne scorcher

Third seed Garbine Muguruza and 2014 victor Stan Wawrinka both wilted and were knocked out. Sharapova , one of the highest earners in women's sport, suffered a string of early defeats after her comeback but has been working her way back up the rankings since.

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  • Donald Trump Denies
Donald Trump Denies "Shithole" Comment: "I Am Not A Racist"

On the phone that morning, Trump had praised a plan that Durbin and Republican Sen. And as Piers Morgan quizzed Ivana on the alleged comment , Ivana said the president is "definitely not racist". Durbin said Graham used the president's own explicit words to criticize Trump . The president has said any deal must include funding for the...

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