• RUSSIA THREAT: Putin plotting 'on Europe's DOORSTEP' warns United Kingdom military chief
RUSSIA THREAT: Putin plotting 'on Europe's DOORSTEP' warns United Kingdom military chief

In a copy of the speech given to the BBC hours before the event, General Sir Nick Carter says that Britain's ability to respond to threats "will be eroded if we don't keep up with our adversaries". "The threats we face are not thousands of miles away but are now on Europe's doorstep - we have seen how cyber warfare can be both waged on the...

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"Celestial gift" lands in village, turns out to be human poop

A chunk of ice weighing nearly two stone landed in Fazilpur Badli in Gurgaon on Saturday, to the shock of local villagers. Local official Vivek Kalia told the BBC: 'It was a very heavy icy ball of ice which dropped from the skies early on Saturday morning.

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  • 'With mixed emotions': Gov. Phil Scott signs marijuana bill into law
'With mixed emotions': Gov. Phil Scott signs marijuana bill into law

Residents 21 and over will be able to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana flower. " Vermont exhibited real leadership on this issue, and we urge other state legislatures to work toward sensible marijuana policies with the same diligence". "Adults in Vermont no longer need to fear being fined or criminalized for low-level marijuana possession and cu...

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  • TSA adds strict air cargo scrutiny from five predominantly Muslim countries
TSA adds strict air cargo scrutiny from five predominantly Muslim countries

The new order covers all US bound commercial flights from seven airports in Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Carriers will be required to give background information on the packages they are carrying, such as who sent it, where from and details about its contents.

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  • Mike Pence brands claims of Donald Trump 'affair' with porn star 'baseless'
Mike Pence brands claims of Donald Trump 'affair' with porn star 'baseless'

Trump said he didn't do it, "so okay, let's say he didn't do it", Graham added. "I don't think it's hypocritical because he's a flawed man, for me to try to support him and help him and pray for him", Graham said. The Islamic State terror group, also known as IS, ISIS, ISIL or Daesh, recently lost its territorial empire in Iraq and Syria due to a...

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  • Shutdown puts spotlight on Democratic leader Schumer
Shutdown puts spotlight on Democratic leader Schumer

Democratic Senators are so exercised about their fate that they have been refusing to vote for new temporary Government funding measures until a deal on the dreamers has been reached, plunging the US Government into total shutdown (dubbed the #SchumerShutdown by the Republicans).

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  • Korea performers' delegation to be in South tomorrow
Korea performers' delegation to be in South tomorrow

The North will also send athletes to take part in figure skating, short track speed skating, cross-country and Alpine skiing at the February 9-25 Games. Among the 22 are 12 women who will join South Korea's female hockey team in the Koreas' first-ever unified Olympic team. The IOC approved an expanded roster of 35 instead of 22 for the joint team...

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  • McConnell announces vote to reopen government at 1 am Monday
McConnell announces vote to reopen government at 1 am Monday

That said, if we're thinking about blame in that way, Republicans would appear to deserve at least as much. "Negotiating with President Trump is like negotiating with Jell-O", Mr Schumer said. A hardline stance on immigration has been a priority of the Trump administration and support for the popular health care program was a way to lure De...

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  • Facebook admits it can have a harmful effect on democracy
Facebook admits it can have a harmful effect on democracy

New blog posts written by Facebook executives appear to be the most critical self-assessment yet of the social media network's effect on American democracy. Chakrabarti finished his post saying, "This is a new frontier and we don't pretend to have all the answers". In September, in one more blow for the social media, ProPublica posted that ad-...

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  • United Nations to launch funding drive for Palestinian refugees following U.S. aid cut
United Nations to launch funding drive for Palestinian refugees following U.S. aid cut

He vowed that the Palestinians will make every possible effort to face up to the emerging challenges and pressure by the pro-Israel U.S. administration. The organization has been catering for the needs of Palestinian refugees since its creation for this specific objective in 1949 and provides relief in the form of access to education, healthcare an...

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  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Gives Democrats a Boost in 2018 Midterms
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Gives Democrats a Boost in 2018 Midterms

The 4-3 decision comes less than a week after the justices heard oral arguments in the lawsuit brought by the League of Women Voters previous year. Republicans have consistently won 13 of the state's 20 congressional seats since the map went into effect in the 2012 election.

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  • Police identify truck driver killed in MA crash
Police identify truck driver killed in MA crash

Police said 20-year-old Plainville resident, Christopher Vega suffered minor injuries in the one-car crash that took place shortly after 7 a.m. on Sunday near Exit 47e. Authorities say the highway is closed from Enfield , Connecticut to Longmeadow and could remain closed for several hours during the cleanup and investigation.

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  • Turkey Launches Offensive On US-Backed Kurdish Militia In Syria
Turkey Launches Offensive On US-Backed Kurdish Militia In Syria

Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army rebel factions had captured a Kurdish village with no resistance and were clearing landmines, a Turkish official said. The previous day, Turkish warplanes reportedly struck the al-Ashrafiya neighborhood in Afrin city, killing six civilians, including a child, spokesman Nouri Mahmoud told Syria Direct.

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  • U.S. embassy to move to Jerusalem by 2019: Pence
U.S. embassy to move to Jerusalem by 2019: Pence

In December 2017, US President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move that stirred controversy among his western allies as well as across the Arab world. "We are committed to restarting the peace process ", said Pence. Mohammad Al-Masri, told PNN reporter that the event carried the same message of a previous protest ...

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  • Aziz Ansari Skips 2018 SAG Awards, Receives No Applause When Mentioned
Aziz Ansari Skips 2018 SAG Awards, Receives No Applause When Mentioned

Ansari is nominated for a SAG Award for best actor in a television comedy for his Netflix series "Master of None". Sunday's telecast outlined some limits on engaging in that conversation in this context, despite a lineup of female presenters - and for the first time a host, Kristen Bell - seemingly created to advance it.

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  • Tillerson sees progress in fixing Iran deal with Europeans
Tillerson sees progress in fixing Iran deal with Europeans

Britain and France are parties to the 2015 Iran deal that President Donald Trump has warned he will walk away from this spring unless fixes are made to his liking. Mr Trump cancelled a trip to London to open the embassy scheduled for next month, saying he did not want to endorse a bad deal agreed by the Obama administration to sell the old one fo...

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  • SPD backs coalition talks with Merkel
SPD backs coalition talks with Merkel

She said she looked forward to intensive talks on forming a stable government and her priorities were preserving Germany's economic strength and ensuring social justice and security. SPD parliamentary leader Andrea Nahles said she would negotiate "until the other side squeals". After Sunday's closer-than-expected result, the pressure is on SPD le...

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  • Shooting At Italy High School, Suspect In Custody
Shooting At Italy High School, Suspect In Custody

Joffre says the 16-year-old boy left the building immediately after opening fire. Italy is about 45 minutes South of Dallas. A later tweet from the police said students were being moved under guard as an investigation continued. This item has been corrected to show the sheriff's official is called Sgt. Joe Fitzgerald, not Sgt. Joe Fitz Fitzge...

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  • Anti-Joseph Kabila protests turn deadly in Democratic Republic of Congo
Anti-Joseph Kabila protests turn deadly in Democratic Republic of Congo

The country's powerful Catholic Church, one of the few institutions to nationally enjoy broad credibility, condemned what it called "barbarism" and the United Nations and France sounded their concern over the death toll. President Kabila's constitutional term in office expired in December 2016, but he stayed on - a move that stoked a bloody spira...

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  • Ocado shares jump amid tie-up announcement with Canada's Sobeys
Ocado shares jump amid tie-up announcement with Canada's Sobeys

Ocado will provide support and engineering services for e-commerce operations. The analyst said he welcomes the Sobey's announcement as evidence that Ocado is broadening its client reach, something that is essential to any form of commercial future.

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  • Liberia's New President, George Weah Says He 'Cannot Do It Alone'
Liberia's New President, George Weah Says He 'Cannot Do It Alone'

Former Chelsea soccer star Didier Drogba also attended the ceremony. President Zuma has remarked that the peaceful and democratic manner under which the elections in Liberia were conducted signified yet another positive step towards deepening democracy on the African continent.

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  • Colleagues 'Outraged' at Mich. Doctor's ICE Detention
Colleagues 'Outraged' at Mich. Doctor's ICE Detention

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is rounding up immigrants and they scooped up a physician in Kalamazoo , Michigan and are holding him in jail to face possible deportation over two minor and decades-old criminal charges for which he served his penalty.

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  • NJ's first lady tells crowd at Women's March: 'I was sexually assaulted'
NJ's first lady tells crowd at Women's March: 'I was sexually assaulted'

Tamara Harris, a Democratic candidate running for office in the 11th Congressional District, said she was encouraged by the thousands of women, men and children that she spoke with and witnessed participating in Saturday's march. Murphy's husband, Phil Murphy, was sworn in as New Jersey's newest governor on January 16. "Surely among us is a woman...

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  • Veterans Crosby, Thornton highlight Penguins-Sharks game
Veterans Crosby, Thornton highlight Penguins-Sharks game

On the victor, Hertl collected a rebound in front of the Penguins net after a Pavelski shot on goal and calmly dragged the puck around Pittsburgh goalie Casey DeSmith to score his 13th of the season. "We want to turn it around as soon as we possibly can and that'll start tomorrow night". It was an innocent looking play as Hornqvist went in one-on-t...

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  • Celebrate the gift of school choice in Colorado, US
Celebrate the gift of school choice in Colorado, US

Michiganders will celebrate National School Choice Week at almost 900 independently planned events and activities including rallies, roundtable discussions, coffeehouse meet-ups, festivals, school fairs, and more. Eighty-two percent of families agree or strongly agree their child would have been unable to attend the school of their choice without a...

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