• Barcelona put five past Real Betis in Seville
Barcelona put five past Real Betis in Seville

It was Betis that had the game's first half-chance in the third minute, but Andres Guardado saw his powerful strike whistle just wide of Marc-Andre ter Stegen 's post. Barcelona made the breakthrough in the 59th minute with Rakitic racing onto a through ball and slotting it into the net. In the last five head to head records between these two...

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  • Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel
Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel

Fourteen of those dead were foreigners at the hotel popular with Westerners, in an assault that the Taliban militant group claimed responsibility for. The government of Pakistan issued a statement strongly condemning the attack, but a spokesman for the Afghan government's chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah, charged that the attack was carried o...

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  • Macedonia Name Row: Greek hardliners plan mass protest
Macedonia Name Row: Greek hardliners plan mass protest

Until the row is resolved, Athens has agreed that the country can be referred to internationally as "FYROM" (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia ), the name under which it was admitted to the United Nations in 1993. "We are all here to cry out loud that Macedonia is one and it is Greek". The UN negotiator Matthew Nimetz - a 24-year veteran...

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  • Statue of Liberty closed due to U.S. government shutdown
Statue of Liberty closed due to U.S. government shutdown

Cuomo, who is seeking a third term and is a potential presidential candidate in 2020, said it was also important to keep the Statue of Liberty open because tourists already in NY were planning to visit the site. Cuomo noted that situation was different because the state initially believed the shutdown wouldn't last long. "It is a symbol of NY", he ...

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  • Turkish military enters Syrian city after days of airstrikes
Turkish military enters Syrian city after days of airstrikes

The operation was launched days after Washington said it would work with the Kurdish militants to set up a 30,000-strong border force near Turkish soil. Nurettin Canikli told Turkey's A Haber television in an interview that the Syrian Kurdish fighters in the enclave of Afrin and other Kurdish-controlled territories pose a "real" and ever increasi...

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  • Jewish Toronto billionaire and wife murdered by multiple killers
Jewish Toronto billionaire and wife murdered by multiple killers

The Shermans' family and neighbors have rejected the murder-suicide theory since it was proposed, with neighbor Eli Kanter telling CBC Toronto that, "They wouldn't do that". The lawyer, Brian Greenspan, hired private detectives and asked for another post-mortem examination of the bodies. The Sherman's North York home is still blocked off by Toron...

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  • USC drops Oregon State despite Tinkle's 21
USC drops Oregon State despite Tinkle's 21

Stephen Thompson Jr. had 16 points to complement Tinkle's 21 for Oregon State, which has lost three of its last four games. USC trailed by as many as eight early in the second half and was still down 54-47 before Usher connected on his first of the three 3-pointers with 7:46 remaining.

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  • Tongan flagbearer Pita Taufatofua qualifies for Winter Olympics
Tongan flagbearer Pita Taufatofua qualifies for Winter Olympics

The Wall Street Journal's Ben Cohen explained to Littlefield how a ruling by the International Ski Federation aided Taufatofua in his quest to Olympic qualification. Taufatofua will be Tonga's first skier at the Winter Olympics. Taufatofua said he had also lost 15 kilograms to make the transition between sports and that the commitment had left h...

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  • Trump says he wants more immigrants from 'everywhere'
Trump says he wants more immigrants from 'everywhere'

Questioned by a reporter in Florida following reports that he had said Haiti and Africa were " shithole countries ", President Trump said: "No". Though the meeting was meant to allow Trump to review a bipartisan immigration deal proposed by Graham and a handful of other senators, it reportedly devolved into a shouting match after Trump was sw...

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  • Freezing rain statement called off
Freezing rain statement called off

Some freezing rain is also expected during this period. "The freezing rain threat has lessened for Monday from the Greater Toronto area", says the national weather service. 20, says a deepening Colorado low is forecast to cross the lower Great Lakes for the start of the work week. Forecasts call for several millimetres of ice accumulation before ...

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  • 3 outcomes if Germany's CDU and SPD coalition talks collapse
3 outcomes if Germany's CDU and SPD coalition talks collapse

The reality, however, has caught up with Schulz. Schmidt caused global controversy and a major row in Germany's government coalition in November by unexpectedly backing a European Union Commission proposal to permit use of glyphosate for the next five years despite a heated debate over whether it causes cancer.

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  • Iraq to hang German woman for belonging to 'Islamic State'
Iraq to hang German woman for belonging to 'Islamic State'

The German was sentenced for providing "logistical support and helping the terrorist group to carry out crimes", said court spokesman Abdel Settar Bayraqdar. In the same month, Iraqi authorities started criminal proceedings against a German teenager who was captured after joining the Islamic State group in Iraq .

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  • Thousands protest Trump on anniv. of inauguration
Thousands protest Trump on anniv. of inauguration

She said her attacker tried to stop her screaming by gagging her with a dirty crab apple he found nearby. In Denver, Betsy Kidnay, 56, carried a sign declaring that "women are the wall" as she marched with friends. Elsewhere around the US, people congregated in Houston; Richmond, Virginia; and Rhode Island. Last year's march in Washington spa...

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  • Israel won't prosecute guard in Amman embassy shooting
Israel won't prosecute guard in Amman embassy shooting

Moyal was flown back to Israel following the incident, as he was facing threats from the assailant's family, who demanded that he be put on trial and sentenced to death. Jordan has said it will not allow the reopening of the embassy until it has launched legal proceedings against the Israeli security guard. The prime minister did not divulge any fu...

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  • White House doctor says President Trump is 'very healthy'
White House doctor says President Trump is 'very healthy'

And he has abstained from both for a lifetime. White House physician Ronny Jackson told reporters on Tuesday that he had screened Trump for neurological impairments at the President's asking during a yearly medical exam last week, and that Trump had scored 30 out of 30 on the cognitive test.

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  • Turkish jets destroy PKK check posts in Afrin
Turkish jets destroy PKK check posts in Afrin

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced earlier that military operations "actively" started in Afrin. Turkey considers the YPG to be an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has carried out a deadly, three-decade insurgency in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast.

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  • International Olympic Committee approves deal for DPRK's participation in 2018 Winter Olympics
International Olympic Committee approves deal for DPRK's participation in 2018 Winter Olympics

If Samjiyon's performances in South Korea include any propaganda elements, it risks triggering strong resistance from conservatives in South Korea, where praising North Korea is punishable by up to seven years in prison under a contentious security law.

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  • DPRK Delegation Arrives in South Korea to Inspect Olympic Venues
DPRK Delegation Arrives in South Korea to Inspect Olympic Venues

A North Korean soldier looks south through a pair of binoculars. The delegation crossed the land border via the Gyeongui Line for a two-day trip, becoming the first North Koreans to travel to the South since the launch of the Moon Jae-in administration in May previous year.

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  • Russia: Iran deal can't survive if USA pulls out
Russia: Iran deal can't survive if USA pulls out

Recent peace talks between North and South Korea have highlighted one of the many mischaracterizations presented by the USA state and corporate media about Korea, The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or "North Korea" and the ongoing conflict.

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  • Trump postpones Mar-a-Lago fundraiser until spending bill vote
Trump postpones Mar-a-Lago fundraiser until spending bill vote

After Friday's cancellation, the White House left open the possibility of a Trump trip to Palm Beach on Saturday. Proceeds will go to Trump's re-election campaign and the RNC. border with Mexico that many lawmakers do not want as part of any immigration deal. Most Senate Democrats voted against a spending bill to keep the government running for f...

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  • Schumer: 'Negotiating with President Trump is like negotiating with Jell-O'
Schumer: 'Negotiating with President Trump is like negotiating with Jell-O'

Democrats used the shutdown deadline to try and gain protections for young immigrants who are a part of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program ( DACA ), the program that protects undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children, among other things, but Republicans refused to negotiate.

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  • What Cognitive Abilities Did Donald Trump's Mental Assessment Test For?
What Cognitive Abilities Did Donald Trump's Mental Assessment Test For?

He says it has now been used in 200 countries, in 60 languages , and has been deployed in one developing country to demonstrate its leader was no longer fit to govern. Trump took office at age 70, making him the oldest incoming USA president. Donald Trump has aced a test on his mental health - likely putting to rest days of Washington politi...

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  • CJP takes suo motu notice of Naqeebullah killing case
CJP takes suo motu notice of Naqeebullah killing case

The meeting also chose to replace all station house officers (SHOs) in District Malir. Pakistan's Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took notice of the alleged extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud, a 27-year-old man from the restive South Waziristan tribal region, and sought a report from the police chief of Sindh province within a...

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  • Trump slaps down chief of staff on border wall 'evolution'
Trump slaps down chief of staff on border wall 'evolution'

Trump wrote. "He's not yet indicated what measure he's willing to sign", Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, told reporters Wednesday. "So, to me, it's a different situation from just the physical condition of our border here and the effect on property owners that are gonna be south of, what I call, a newly defi...

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  • Donald Trump's doctor extols president's sexual exploits in SNL cold open
Donald Trump's doctor extols president's sexual exploits in SNL cold open

President Trump got a terrific bill of health from his doctor after his examination last Friday. Trump attempted to clarify matters about his mental abilities by tweeting that he was a "very stable genius". At his weight and height, the president is borderline obese. "The president has acknowledged he'd be healthier if he lost a few pounds...

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