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Global Zimbabwe shuts down internet again amid unrest
Author: 0 Zimbabwe shuts down internet again amid unrest

The government's earlier Internet shutdown request, which lasted for two days this week, was challenged in court by media and human rights groups, reports New Zimbabwe . Photographs show a protester with a broken leg, another with a split lip, and others of protesters being arrested. Soldiers still controlled the long fuel lines in the capital on Friday, and many wary residents stayed at home.

Global Stopped people from looting so they formed 'Mahagatbandhan': PM Modi
Author: 0 Stopped people from looting so they formed 'Mahagatbandhan': PM Modi

Leaders of India's main opposition parties join their hands together during "United India" rally ahead of the general election , in Kolkata , India, January 19, 2019. H.D Deve Gowda, who was briefly prime minister in the 1990s, said regional parties were powerful but "cannot save India without uniting". Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister of Delhi, said Modi had failed to fulfil his promises including job creation.

Global Boys in Trump hats mock Native American; school condemns students
Author: 0 Boys in Trump hats mock Native American; school condemns students

Some of the boys could be seen wearing hoodies and jackets with the name of Covington Catholic High School, an all-boys' school in Northern Kentucky . 'The behavior shown in that video is just a snapshot of what indigenous people have faced and are continuing to face, ' Buffalo said. The slogan is popular with those who are fervent supporters of U.S.

Global Donald Trump honors return of four Americans killed in Syria
Author: 0 Donald Trump honors return of four Americans killed in Syria

In a statement , Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley Jr. described Wirtz as a patriot. Three other USA service members were wounded in the bombing of a popular restaurant in the city of Manbij. He said the troops would begin coming home "now". Mixed Kurdish-Arab Syrian forces liberated Manbij from ISIS in 2016 with the help from the US -led coalition.

Global Thousands join women's marches for third year
Author: 0 Thousands join women's marches for third year

Loomer yelled the name of Women's March leader Linda Sarsour and other organizers, calling them "Jew-haters". Turmoil within the organization has led to some members requesting the resignation of the national group's co-chairs. - I would not go this time, now that all of this has come to light", Tarlov said on "Outnumbered" Friday. "That's just the reality", Mallory added.

Global Kirsten Gillibrand launches her bid for the presidency
Author: 0 Kirsten Gillibrand launches her bid for the presidency

Appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night, Gillibrand said she is forming an exploratory committee as a first step toward running for office. At that time, she was a little-known congresswoman from a rural district in upstate NY. They do, though, give us a window into how those who most closely follow politics are thinking.

Global Oxford University: Huawei Research Funding Is No Longer Welcome
Author: 0 Oxford University: Huawei Research Funding Is No Longer Welcome

Republican Carrego said: "Huawei and ZTE have systematically undermined the security of the United States and the cybersecurity network". In the meantime, the two nations seem to be embroiled in a tit for tat battle, beginning with the detaining of chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou .

Global Man Arrested Over Murder Of Aiia Maasarwe class= next-head
Author: 0 Man Arrested Over Murder Of Aiia Maasarwe class= next-head

A brutal, opportunist killer is on the loose in Melbourne , with Australian police desperately appealing to the community for information as they investigate the murder of 21-year-old Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe . The body has not yet been formally identified. On Friday, her father Saeed Maasarve stopped by a floral memorial to his daughter at La Trobe University.

Global 'Disappointing' Geneva nuclear arms talks with Russian Federation
Author: 0 'Disappointing' Geneva nuclear arms talks with Russian Federation

The consultations will be held behind closed doors. Moscow claims the U.S.is violating the treaty. "We are still ready to work to save the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty", Russia's top diplomat told reporters. Ryabkov said Tuesday's talks in Geneva centred on SSC-8 system but that United States demands regarding the missile were unacceptable. Speaking to Serbia's Politika newspaper, Putin said: "Despite the US' declared intention to withdraw from the INF Treaty , we are ...

Global Winter Storm Watch Issued For Chicago Area Starting Friday
Author: 0 Winter Storm Watch Issued For Chicago Area Starting Friday

Blowing and drifting snow is expected to create poor visibility throughout Sunday , especially along the hilltops. Friday - Cloudy, with a high near 33. A strong cold front will move through Central Alabama Saturday afternoon/evening. Travel will become harder as the day goes on Friday and we do not advise you to be on the roads.

Global Divers spot giant white shark off Hawaii coast
Author: 0 Divers spot giant white shark off Hawaii coast

Ocean Ramsey , co-founder of One Ocean Diving and a marine biologist/conservationist who has spent years diving with sharks around the world, is among those who swam with one of these titanic sharks. "There was a dead sperm whale in the area and we did observe her swimming over to it and eating it on a regular basis throughout the day". The shark got her name from Discovery Channel diver Mauricio Hoyos Padilla, who swam with the creature as part of a Shark Week documentary.

Global Trump Unveils Ambitious Missile Defense Plans
Author: 0 Trump Unveils Ambitious Missile Defense Plans

Trump also announced that the United States would deploy 20 new missile interceptors in Alaska as part of a new missile-defense strategy. Trump is expected to make a roughly 30-minute speech in the Pentagon auditorium in which he will outline that the United States is postured primarily to defend the homeland against potential missile attacks from rogue nations, primarily North Korea and Iran , which have ballistic missile capabilities, the officials from the White House said on the ...

Global El Chapo Bribed Former Mexico President Nieto, Witness Claims
Author: 0 El Chapo Bribed Former Mexico President Nieto, Witness Claims

Alex Cifuentes, a Colombian drug trafficker who describes himself as Guzman's former "right-hand, left-hand man", claimed that Pena Nieto initially asked for $250 million, and Guzman later boasted about paying him $100 million in October 2012, when he was still president-elect, Reuters reports.

Global Canada warns China goers to beware of arbitrary local laws
Author: 0 Canada warns China goers to beware of arbitrary local laws

She continued, adding that, "I think I speak for all Canadians that we really understand how hard the situation is and I think the Schellenberg family has our country's sympathy". While Schellenberg was initially detained in Liaoning province in 2015, his case assumed significance in the backdrop of increased tensions between Canada and China over Huawei CFO Meng's arrest .

Global Irish PM denies having secret no-deal Brexit plan for border checks
Author: 0 Irish PM denies having secret no-deal Brexit plan for border checks

The 230-vote margin of defeat for Mrs May's Brexit deal in the House of Commons was the largest defeat for a government in parliamentary history. "It is critically important now that we remain solid in our commitment to the withdrawal agreement, and we await what the British Government will do next", said the minister.

Global Minister open to Australia Day date change
Author: 0 Minister open to Australia Day date change

The above message posted by the prime minister's Twitter account this morning was flooded with critical comments from social media users. Visiting the NT to announce a 216-million-Australian dollar (155.6 million US dollars) package to save the iconic Kakadu National Park, Morrison said the territory would be responsible for its own "heavy lifting".

Global South Africa and Zimbabwe engages on Western sponsored protests
Author: 0 South Africa and Zimbabwe engages on Western sponsored protests

The videos inspired the ThisFlag movement that led mass protests across the country against Robert Mugabe, the long-time president who was ousted in 2017 after a military takeover. Zimbabwe can be a prosperous nation, prosperity brings about peace, not guns and murder... "We urge workers and citizens everywhere to stay at home", ZCTU tweeted.

Global Isil blast strikes near United States patrol in Syria's Manbij
Author: 0 Isil blast strikes near United States patrol in Syria's Manbij

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 16 people were killed in the U.S. patrolled town of Manbij, including nine civilians and others were wounded in the blast. An Isis-affiliated website, Amaq, said a suicide attacker with an explosive vest had targeted a foreign military patrol. Photographs on a local Kurdish news site, which could not be verified, showed two mutilated bodies and several other bodies lying on the ground with people gathered around them.

Global Erdogan: Turkey gives U.S. evidence of YPG 'torture' in Syria
Author: 0 Erdogan: Turkey gives U.S. evidence of YPG 'torture' in Syria

This photo released by the press office of the Kurdish militia, People's Protection Units or YPG, shows protesters waving giant flags of the YPG and other parties and militias, during a demonstration against Turkish threats, in Afrin, Aleppo province, north Syria on Thursday, Jan 18, 2018.

Global Israeli PM confirms weekend strikes in Syria
Author: 0 Israeli PM confirms weekend strikes in Syria

An Israeli military spokesman declined to say how many tunnels had been discovered in total, but the army has announced six since the operation was launched. Outgoing IDF chief Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot appeared at his final cabinet meeting, ending a four-year term and 40-year army career. The powerful Shiite militant Hezbollah, which acts independently in Lebanon, has yet to comment on the Israeli discoveries.

Global Five die as terrorists storm Dusit D2 hotel in Nairobi
Author: 0 Five die as terrorists storm Dusit D2 hotel in Nairobi

Mohamed Yasin Jama lost two work colleagues. Among those believed to have died are a British man and American woman, whose bodies were identified based on identification documents. The Islamic extremist group al-Shabab is claiming responsibility for Tuesday's terrorist attack on a hotel and office complex in Nairobi, Kenya . The United States commended Kenyan authorities and said it was providing unspecified assistance in the response.

Global William Barr Says 'Straight Shooter' Mueller Wouldn't Lead A 'Witch Hunt'
Author: 0 William Barr Says 'Straight Shooter' Mueller Wouldn't Lead A 'Witch Hunt'

Barr did not address that directly but said "I think very highly of" FBI Director Chris Wray and that he's looking forward to getting to know him. Moreover, Barr said, he was not serving as a sock puppet for the administration or anyone else to surface someone else's counterarguments against Mueller or the Justice Department.

Global Hope My Story Encourages Others to be Brave: Rescued Saudi Teen
Author: 0 Hope My Story Encourages Others to be Brave: Rescued Saudi Teen

Additionally, they're considering setting her up with a family, so she doesn't have to live alone in Canada . However, she was upset by news that her family had disowned her, saying: "How could my family disown me simply because I wanted to be independent and escape their abuse?" The UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency , had raised concerns about Ms Qunun's security the longer she remained in Bangkok - leading her to be taken to the Canadian embassy on Friday where her visa was processed ...

Global Russia’s trade with China surges to more than $107 billion
Author: 0 Russia’s trade with China surges to more than $107 billion

China's trade surplus with the U.S. widened a year ago, while the country's imports and exports fell in December as the trade war begins to bite in the world's second biggest economy. Last year's trade surplus was $352 billion, the figures showed. China exports to the USA declined 3.5 percent in December while its imports from the US were down 35.8 percent for the month.

Global Trump mocks Elizabeth Warren with Wounded Knee reference over Instagram livestream
Author: 0 Trump mocks Elizabeth Warren with Wounded Knee reference over Instagram livestream

The tweets were not the first time the president has mocked Warren since she became the first high-profile Democrat to throw her hat in the ring. Up to 300 men, women and children were killed by cavalry in the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890, while the Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes were pitted against troops in the Battle of Little Bighorn .

Global ‘Action Will Be Taken’: McCarthy Promises Repercussions For Steve King’s Remarks
Author: 0 ‘Action Will Be Taken’: McCarthy Promises Repercussions For Steve King’s Remarks

King was serving on the committee on agriculture, the committee on small business and the committee on judiciary, according to his website . The New York Times recently quoted King saying, "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization - how did that language become offensive?" McCarthy last week described King's language as "reckless" and "wrong".

Global Canadian risks harsher sentence at China drug retrial
Author: 0 Canadian risks harsher sentence at China drug retrial

His appeal backfired as a high court in Liaoning ruled in December that the sentence was too lenient given the severity of his crimes. The Chinese press began publicising Schellenberg's case in December after Canada detained Meng Wanzhou , chief financial officer of the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei , on Dec.

Global Jayme kidnap suspect spotted 13-year-old as she got on bus
Author: 0 Jayme kidnap suspect spotted 13-year-old as she got on bus

Authorities have said they don't believe Patterson crossed paths with Jayme's parents there. As an example, Fitzgerald has said Patterson shaved his head to avoid leaving any hair as evidence during the assault. A man suspected of killing a Wisconsin couple, kidnapping their teenage daughter and holding her captive for three months chose to abduct the girl after spotting her getting on a school bus, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.

Global Trump under fresh scrutiny over relationship with Putin
Author: 0 Trump under fresh scrutiny over relationship with Putin

President Donald Trump went on an extended tirade Monday, detailing his many disappointments with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and former director James Comey in particular. On Sunday, Cruz told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the media's focus on special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russia's campaign to disrupt the 2016 USA presidential election is just another example of the disconnect between most of the nation and its capital.

Global Military Going Ahead With Syria Withdrawal Plans
Author: 0 Military Going Ahead With Syria Withdrawal Plans

The Trump administration is yet to decide how it plans to withdraw its troops from Syria , according to several senators said Thursday, following a closed-door metering of Senate Armed Services Committee and Pentagon officials, Stars and Stripes reported .

Global SOUR GRAPES: Suspended Parkland Sheriff Claims 'This Is About Politics'
Author: 0 SOUR GRAPES: Suspended Parkland Sheriff Claims 'This Is About Politics'

On Friday, DeSantis denied any political motivation, saying Israel's removal was about accountability and keeping children safe. Kaplan said that they were still exploring avenues to challenge the suspension, which the governor issued at his own news conference in Fort Lauderdale about an hour before.

Author: 0 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Schools Joe Lieberman Over Remarks That She’s Too ‘Controversial’

Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter , suggesting that Lieberman's glory days are long gone. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) tapped into the nerd fanbase motherlode Friday when she quoted Watchmen author Alan Moore . Older and wiser Democrats don't care how many Twitter followers she has or how much ink she's getting. "Honestly, if the Democrats had three more of her [Ocasio-Cortez], Americans would run away so fast that we'd have a power monopoly until she's Lieberman's age".

Global Philly TSA agents, air traffic controllers feel sting of government shutdown
Author: 0 Philly TSA agents, air traffic controllers feel sting of government shutdown

Airports in San Francisco and Kansas City already do that, with approval from the Transportation Department. According to a statement, Miami International Airport will shut down one of its courses (Concourse G) for several days beginning Saturday, as TSA officials have been calling in sick at twice the regular rate, according to multiple sources.

Global Jayme Closs found after missing for months: authorities
Author: 0 Jayme Closs found after missing for months: authorities

The 13-year-old was missing when police arrived, leading to an intense manhunt that ended when she was found alive Thursday about 70 miles from her home, 88 days after she disappeared. It won't happen quickly, though, Bowers said, and people need to realize that Jayme will relive her trauma in different ways throughout her life - including if she forms romantic relationships or has children of her own.

Author: 0 House Democrats Will Take a Closer Look into FBI Trump Investigation

In the past U.S. presidents have made great effort to have their meetings with Russian leaders well documented, to allow top diplomats and security officials to study what was said and possible implications. Sanders called the report "absurd". The meeting in Hamburg happened several months after The Washington Post and other news organisations revealed details about what Trump had told senior Russian officials during a meeting with Russian officials in the Oval Office.

Global Winter storm slams mid-Atlantic states after walloping Midwest
Author: 0 Winter storm slams mid-Atlantic states after walloping Midwest

A winter storm had dropped more than seven inches of snow on Kansas City, Missouri , by 6am on January 12, according to the National Weather Service . Cole County Public Works Director Larry Benz said the forecast the county used estimated Mid-Missouri could receive up to 15 inches of snow. A few major East Coast cities are likely to see some impact, including Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia, and there is a possibility for light accumulation in NY along the northern edge of the ...

Global Revoking Article 50 is the only sensible course, says Sir John Major
Author: 0 Revoking Article 50 is the only sensible course, says Sir John Major

Jeremy Corbyn has set his sights on taking over Brexit negotiations, confirming he will call a no confidence vote to trigger a general election "soon" if Theresa May's current deal is rejected in parliament. Every single household - rich or poor - would be worse off for many years to come. "Jumping off a cliff has never had a happy ending". He wrote: 'It's clear that if our government and parliament are incapable of finding a way out of this mess, it should be taken out of the hands ...

Global Saudi asylum seeker to leave for Canada Friday night: Thai immigration chief
Author: 0 Saudi asylum seeker to leave for Canada Friday night: Thai immigration chief

Miss al-Qunun's case has highlighted the cause of women's rights in Saudi Arabia . Qunun's swift use of Twitter saw her amass more than tens of thousands of followers within a week, highlighting her plight at a time when Saudi Arabia's human rights record is under heavy scrutiny following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi past year.

Author: 0 Donald Trump promises changes to H-1B visa programme, including potential citizenship

We want to encourage talented and highly skilled people to pursue career options in the U.S. But after seeing Trump's tweet Friday , he said that the "administration has used every tool at its disposal to restrict legal immigration across the board" and "it's no wonder that many companies and immigrants believe that the H-1B program is under siege".

Global Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to testify publicly before House panel
Author: 0 Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to testify publicly before House panel

Russian Federation has denied USA intelligence agencies' findings that it meddled in the 2016 campaign, while Trump has denied any collusion with Moscow and called Mueller's probe a "witch hunt". On the subject of the payments, Trump insisted he only found out about them after they were made, despite the release of a 2016 recorded conversation in which Trump and Cohen can be heard discussing a deal to pay McDougal for her story of a 2006 affair.

Global Led coalition has started Syria withdrawal
Author: 0 Led coalition has started Syria withdrawal

In his comments, Bolton had said that he, President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held the understanding that Turkey had agreed "not to harm the Kurds who had fought with us against ISIS". While speaking to reporters Friday, a spokesperson for Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said establishing dialogue is vital to maintaining peace.The spokesperson also urged the U.S.to hand over its territory to Assad amid threats from Turkey of a possible attack on Kurds in the ...

Global McConnell blocks vote on House-passed bills to reopen government
Author: 0 McConnell blocks vote on House-passed bills to reopen government

Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., are the only Democrats in either chamber of Congress to voice support for the BDS movement. The package of six appropriations bills and a stopgap for the Department of Homeland Security that the House passed last week to open shuttered agencies was composed of Senate bills, providing Democrats with the opportunity to claim Republicans are so intransigent, they won't even pass their own bills.

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