• U.S. lifts Jordan aid despite strain
U.S. lifts Jordan aid despite strain

The US also increased the length of the MoU from three to five years, giving Jordan greater certainty, which will also support Jordan's important role in addressing regional conflicts and instability and address the impact of the Syrian crisis on the country, the US official said.

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  • Ex-coach Barry Bennell guilty of further child sex abuse
Ex-coach Barry Bennell guilty of further child sex abuse

The judge directed the jury to enter not guilty verdicts on three charges. The 64-year-old Bennell, who was described as having " almost an insatiable appetite " for young boys, will be sentenced on Monday at Liverpool Crown Court. Elsewhere, Crewe Alexandra have reiterated that the club was not aware of any sexual abuse by Bennell nor did it r...

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  • Winter Olympics 2018: Svindal claims downhill gold
Winter Olympics 2018: Svindal claims downhill gold

Winning - at any age - at the Olympics feels pretty good. The race was initially due to be held on Sunday (February 11) but was re-scheduled due to the strong winds which have caused severe disruption to the schedule of Alpine skiing events at Pyeongchang 2018.

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  • PMO seeks report from Goa govt on impact of SC's mining order
PMO seeks report from Goa govt on impact of SC's mining order

I think it doesn't cost. "CM Manohar Parrikar will be indisposed till February 19, as he is admitted in a Mumbai hospital and is undergoing treatment for mild pancreatitis", former Bharatiya Janata Party MLA and a close Parrikar aide Siddharth Kuncalienkar said in a statement.

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  • Student Claims Second Shooter, Broward Sheriff's Office Responds
Student Claims Second Shooter, Broward Sheriff's Office Responds

He urged Americans on Thursday to be vigilant and report to authorities signs of erratic behavior. The reality star weighed into the timely issue, after a 19-year-old former student who had been expelled from the high school in Parkland was arrested over the shooting .

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  • Afghan Taliban say they want to end war through dialogue
Afghan Taliban say they want to end war through dialogue

But low-level contacts between the government, worldwide groups including the United Nations and groups close to the Taliban have continued even as the insurgency has escalated. The Taliban will be banking on the belief the USA and the West have lost the will to remain there. During a visit this week to eastern Afghanistan, General John Nicho...

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  • Florida Sheriff Reveals What Trump Told Him After School Shooting
Florida Sheriff Reveals What Trump Told Him After School Shooting

Sheriff Israel identified the suspect as 19-year-old former student Nicolas Cruz, who, the Miami Herald reports , was identified last year as a potential threat to his classmates. Initially, most people though the sounds were firecrackers or an active shooter drill. "Just a awful day for us", said the superintendent of the county's scho...

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  • Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn submits resignation after protracted anti-government protests
Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn submits resignation after protracted anti-government protests

The resignation of Hailemariam, in power since 2012, comes amid protracted anti-government protests and follows a nationwide state of emergency previous year. Ethiopia's government has always been accused of arresting critical journalists and opposition leaders. Rights organizations and opposition groups have called for their release, saying they w...

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  • McConnell Sets Deadline for Ending Immigration Talks
McConnell Sets Deadline for Ending Immigration Talks

Senator Tom Cotton, an Arkansas Republican who co-sponsored the latest immigration reform bill, said his bill is the "best and final offer" on the subject and the only legislation that President Donald Trump will sign into law. The previous effort to revise the U.S. immigration system passed the Senate in 2013, but was not taken up in the H...

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  • Bomb disposal experts detonate unexploded WW2 device found in Royal Docks
Bomb disposal experts detonate unexploded WW2 device found in Royal Docks

Since 2010, the organization reported the discovery of 450 artifacts launched by Germany on British territory during the war. On Wednesday, an EOD team with the Royal Navy's Southern Diving Unit 2 detonated an 1,100-pound Second World War bomb in the River Thames.

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  • Florida school shooting an act of 'horrifying evil,' says Miami archbishop
Florida school shooting an act of 'horrifying evil,' says Miami archbishop

The man who posted the video, Ben Bennight, a MS bail bondsman, was alarmed and contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a video he posted online late Wednesday. The former student who opened fire Wednesday with an AR-15 rifle was charged Thursday morning. Cruz was expected to appear in court Thursday afternoon for a bond hea...

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  • Student arrested after being found with replica gun
Student arrested after being found with replica gun

The officer then approached the student with the weapon but lost sight of the student, according to the Baltimore Sun. He faces charges of felony possession of a weapon on a school campus. A Maryland high school was placed on lockdown after a weapon was found in his backpack inside a classroom, according to WBAL-TV. Parents of Loch Raven students...

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  • US health-care spending to climb 5.3% in 2018
US health-care spending to climb 5.3% in 2018

Overall, health spending is projected to make up 19.7 percent of the US economy in 2026, up from 17.9 percent in 2016. While that's still faster than the overall rate of economic growth, it's an improvement from past decades. And so what that does is, it tends to dampen the growth in Medicare spending per enrollee, so on net, you have that relative...

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  • Trump still unconvinced Russian Federation meddled in 2016 election
Trump still unconvinced Russian Federation meddled in 2016 election

The U.S. government's top intelligence official said on Tuesday he expects Russian Federation to continue using propaganda, false personas and other tactics to undermine the upcoming elections. He has also repeatedly voiced more conciliatory rhetoric about Russian Federation and relations with the United States, which are at lows not seen since t...

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  • Adoptive mother, other relative of Florida HS shooter from LI
Adoptive mother, other relative of Florida HS shooter from LI

A screen shot of the YouTube comment allegedly from the Florida school shooting suspect. Nikolas Cruz then asked to move in with a friend's family in northwest Broward. He was called at 4:30pm, half an hour after 19-year-old former Stoneman Douglas student Nikolas Crus was taken into custody. "I think we spoke with you in the past about a compl...

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  • Summit host withdraws Venezuela's invitation over early presidential election
Summit host withdraws Venezuela's invitation over early presidential election

The consulate - located in Miami, where most Venezuelans exiled in the USA live - was closed in 2012 after press reports that the consul general, Livia Acosta, was actually a Venezuelan spy. Venezuela's pro-government election officials recently announced that the presidential election will be April 22, though traditionally the vote has been held...

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  • Court hears arguments on $559M lottery winner's plea to remain anonymous
Court hears arguments on $559M lottery winner's plea to remain anonymous

After purchasing the single winning ticket in the January 6th Powerball drawing-the seventh largest jackpot in US history-the woman, identified in court paperwork only as Jane Doe, followed the directions on the state Lottery Commission's website and signed her name to the back of the ticket.

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  • Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel relocating businesses, self to LA
Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel relocating businesses, self to LA

The man who made his fortune as a co-founder of PayPal and an early investor in Facebook is relocating his residence and main base of operations from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

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  • Florida high school shooting revives America's debate over gun control
Florida high school shooting revives America's debate over gun control

It's unclear where Cruz was living before Wednesday's shooting that took the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School . Her grandparents now live in metro Atlanta, and her mother is a 1991 graduate of Marietta High School.

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  • Florida shooting: CNN terrorism expert Philip Mudd breaks down over school massacre
Florida shooting: CNN terrorism expert Philip Mudd breaks down over school massacre

A veteran counterterrorism expert and former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent broke down in tears during a live CNN segment on the deaths of 17 people at a school shooting in Parkland, Florida . The shooting claimed the lives of at least 17. School shootings have taken place in California, Texas, Ohio, Illinois, Washington state and New...

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  • Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Poonch
Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in Poonch

Jammu: The Army has foiled an infiltration attempt by a group of militants along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir , as per sources on Thursday. But politics and estimates apart, the fact remains there has been no let up on the terror tap from across the border throughout the winter also this time.

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  • Lawsuit Behind Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour Has Been Settled
Lawsuit Behind Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour Has Been Settled

Lloyd's Of London blamed West's cancellation on the use of drugs, alcohol, and other influences. West's lawsuit, launched in August, had detailed how he quit the tour due to his strained, confused and erratic behaviour, which saw him admitted to a Los Angeles psychiatric clinic in November 2016.

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  • Trump Will Donate His First Quarter Salary To Rebuilding America's Infrastructure
Trump Will Donate His First Quarter Salary To Rebuilding America's Infrastructure

That's what President Trump says a new infrastructure plan will offer. "I've been doing this for 40 years and every president's budget is always dead on arrival on Capitol Hill because the president proposes, Congress disposes - they decide how to spend the money".

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  • Freddie Mac Reports $3.3B Q4 Loss
Freddie Mac Reports $3.3B Q4 Loss

Treasury to make up for the loss, which reportedly stemmed from the changes Republicans made to the corporate tax code. For 2017, Freddie Mac reported comprehensive income of $5.6 billion, a drop from $7.1 billion in 2016. According to the financial news site, Fannie and Freddie have together paid about $90 billion more to the U.S. Treasury than ...

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  • Ireland, Britain to seek to re-establish Northern Ireland talks
Ireland, Britain to seek to re-establish Northern Ireland talks

Talks to end a year-long stalemate broke down yet again on Wednesday after the leader of the largest unionist party said there was no prospect of a deal and called on Britain to take further financial control of the region. She said the text included a review of the Assembly's contentious voting mechanism - the Petition of Concern - and the establi...

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