• Israeli police question Prime Minister Netanyahu in telecoms corruption case
Israeli police question Prime Minister Netanyahu in telecoms corruption case

Netanyahu has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and has dismissed the accusations as a witch hunt orchestrated by a hostile media. Police would not confirm whether long-time aide Shlomo Filber would testify against Netanyahu, but all the major Israeli media outlets said a deal to do so had been reached.

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  • Central Michigan University shooting: 2 dead, suspect at large
Central Michigan University shooting: 2 dead, suspect at large

The university's student newspaper, CM Life, posted on Twitter that they were told by Lt. Cameron Wassman that the alleged shooter is still at large. The armed suspect is still at large. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland have made powerful appeals for change to permissive United States gun laws in the wake of the shooti...

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  • Sargsyan announces cancellation of Armenian-Turkish protocols
Sargsyan announces cancellation of Armenian-Turkish protocols

However, the protocols have not been ratified by the countries' parliaments. Sargsyan announced the decision during a national security meeting, a presidential spokesman told the Armenian television station Yerkir Media. Armenian President Sarksyan also faced vehement opposition from nationalists at home and the powerful Armenian diaspora ov...

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  • Record-high temperatures in the Arctic have scientists concerned
Record-high temperatures in the Arctic have scientists concerned

It is far enough outside the historical range that it is worrying - there are further surprises in store as we continue to poke the angry beast that is our climate", said Dr Michael Mann , director of the Earth System Science Centre at Pennsylvania State University.

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  • Trump to Meet with Video Game Executives to Discuss Gun Violence
Trump to Meet with Video Game Executives to Discuss Gun Violence

President Donald Trump has been looking at ways to prevent Russian meddling into the internal affairs of the US, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday, adding the previous President Barack Obama was responsible for the meddling, if any, and not the Trump administration.

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  • Abused UK child migrants 'need Government compensation'
Abused UK child migrants 'need Government compensation'

Most children were wrongly told that their parents had died and that they would enjoy a "better life", while the parents thought the children had been adopted in Britain. The Government took over primary responsibility for the policy after the Second World War. The investigation into child migration is one of the first of dozens of planned inquir...

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  • Warning of high tides as Storm Emma approaches
Warning of high tides as Storm Emma approaches

It adds that southern and eastern coastal counties are expected to be hardest hit, with high accumulations of snow predicted. The updated snow and ice warning predicts blizzard conditions tonight and tomorrow for the two provinces as Storm Emma approaches.

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  • Lakers, Corey Brewer nearing buyout agreement
Lakers, Corey Brewer nearing buyout agreement

Corey Brewer #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 8, 2018 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. Earlier this season , he had the longest active consecutive-games-played streak in the National Basketball Association snapped at 317 but never complained.

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  • Irish mosque to offer homeless shelter during Storm Emma
Irish mosque to offer homeless shelter during Storm Emma

SCOTLAND is bracing itself for further weather nightmare into the weekend - with amber and yellow warnings running through until Monday. A brutal winter blast, named Beast from the East after the direction of the winds, is set to transform into Storm Emma as the United Kingdom suffers severe travel disruptions and chaos due to heavy snow.

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  • Oil set for first monthly drop since August on United States supply fears
Oil set for first monthly drop since August on United States supply fears

U.S. West Texas Intermediate ( WTI ) crude was up 5 cents, or 0.1 percent, at $61.04 by 0233 GMT after touching a two-week low of $60.18 a day earlier. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index decreased as much as 0.1 percent after rising as much as 0.3 percent. Weekly data showed another record and further gains are expected.

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  • Australians turn in 57000 firearms in nationwide amnesty
Australians turn in 57000 firearms in nationwide amnesty

About 2,500 fully-automatic or semi-automatic guns, 2,900 handguns and a rocket launcher, believed to have been recovered from a garbage dump, were among the weapons collected. However, as we reported in 2013 , the efficacy of gun-buyback programs in the USA - similar to Australia's gun amnesty, but with a monetary incentive - has been questioned.

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  • Blaze kills 24 at Azerbaijan drug clinic
Blaze kills 24 at Azerbaijan drug clinic

Local media quoted Health Ministry officials as saying that three people have been hospitalised, and more than 30 rescued. Four people were taken to hospital, according to Azerbaijan's news agency APA . In October 1995, 289 people died in a metro fire in Baku , in the world's deadliest subway disaster that was caused by outdated Soviet equipm...

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  • Trump incorrectly refers to Jeff Sessions as Mr. Magoo
Trump incorrectly refers to Jeff Sessions as Mr. Magoo

Mr. Magoo is a cartoon character known for being laughably clumsy. Trump questioned Sessions' commitment to Republican demands that he investigate the use of so-called FISA national security warrants in 2016, when Barack Obama was president, to wiretap members of Trump's election campaign team over their contacts with Russian Federation.

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  • Michigan Lottery: Winning $50000 Powerball ticket sold in Detroit remains unclaimed
Michigan Lottery: Winning $50000 Powerball ticket sold in Detroit remains unclaimed

A winning Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball with Power Play ticket worth $250,000 for the Wednesday drawing was sold at Schiel's Family Market on Hanover Street in Wilkes-Barre. The chance of winning the Powerball jackpot is 292.2 million to one. Prizes must be claimed and winning tickets validated before winners can be identified.

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  • Weather Warnings Explained: What Do The Different Colours Mean?
Weather Warnings Explained: What Do The Different Colours Mean?

A further amber warning for snow and ice will be in place for London and the south east, south-west England, Wales and the West Midlands from midday until 08:00 on Friday . Commuters across Scotland have been urged not to travel as continuing heavy snow has seen current warnings to elevated to "risk of life" level. The latest warning rem...

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  • Trevor Noah Rips HUD Secretary Ben Carson Over Department Spending Scandal
Trevor Noah Rips HUD Secretary Ben Carson Over Department Spending Scandal

The two armchairs for the heads of the table are a bit more expensive, coming in at $1,050 each. One official at HUD says she was demoted after pushing back on requests to find funds beyond the$5000 legal limit to redecorate Carson's office.

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  • Bill Kelly: Federal budget follows a familiar formula
Bill Kelly: Federal budget follows a familiar formula

SSHRC will administer this new fund, pegged at $275 million over five years, and then $65 million a year thereafter. That overarching theme of gender equality aside, the budget is also a smattering of smaller measures. The government will confront sexual harassment in the workplace by increasing legal aid funding to support victims. A tax incr...

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  • States might do more than Trump and Congress on guns
States might do more than Trump and Congress on guns

Trump pointed to the shooter in the Parkland case, citing the red flags and calls from neighbors - all warning signs that law enforcement failed to follow up on. At a White House meeting, he called on Sens. Several aides in touch with the White House on guns say the same thing: There is no unified position on where the building stands on the iss...

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  • On gun reform, Trump must show that he's not all talk
On gun reform, Trump must show that he's not all talk

We all want safe schools, mental health reform and to keep guns away from risky people. "I don't think the correct age is handed down by Moses". " We need offensive as well as defensive", he said . Cornyn, the Senate's No. 2 Republican, questioned Trump's proposal to raise the age limit for assault weapons, noting that the minimum age to enlis...

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  • ICE arrests 232 illegal immigrants in Northern California
ICE arrests 232 illegal immigrants in Northern California

The arrests came after a Saturday evening warning from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf that a sweeping immigration enforcement operation in Oakland and other parts of the Bay Area was imminent. The ACLU of Northern California accused ICE agents of intimidation, racial profiling and "terrorizing communities of color" during the operation in a stateme...

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  • Trump honours late reverend Billy Graham
Trump honours late reverend Billy Graham

The most recent non-politician was civil rights champion Rosa Parks in 2005. Some 30 family members are accompanying Graham's casket to Washington , where he befriended presidents of both parties and counselled others over seven decades.

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  • Thousands pay respects to the Rev. Billy Graham
Thousands pay respects to the Rev. Billy Graham

The practice of USA elected officials and military leaders lying in state at the Capitol began with Senator Henry Clay in 1852, and since then more than two dozen people - including 11 Presidents - have received that posthumous send-off in the Rotunda.

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  • Slovak police suspect investigative journalist murdered for work
Slovak police suspect investigative journalist murdered for work

Kuciak, 27, and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova were found shot dead on Sunday at his home in Velka Maca , a town east of the capital Bratislava , raising concerns about media freedoms and corruption in Slovakia . Another Panama Papers reporter, Caruana Galizia, was killed when a bomb exploded in her vehicle in Malta on 16 October. Aktual...

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  • Maoists including top leader killed in Telangana gunfight
Maoists including top leader killed in Telangana gunfight

The encounter took place in the deep forests spread over Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district and Telangana's Bhadadri Kothagudem district. "The police had caught the Maoists two days ago and killed them this morning in a cold-blooded manner", he alleged and demanded judicial inquiry by a sitting high court judge into the incident.

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  • Defying the NRA, Dick's takes a harder line against guns
Defying the NRA, Dick's takes a harder line against guns

The two companies made the decision after a 19-year-old gunman opened fire in a school in Florida's Parkland on February 14, killing 17 people. Companies are also keenly aware that they risk alienating customers who support gun rights, including the NRA, the powerful lobbying group which comprises more than five million members and has batt...

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