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Global Judge Closes Courtroom as Trial Begins for Palestinian Teen Who Slapped Soldiers
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Tamimi, who is now 17 years old , has been held in detention since she was arrested at her home by Israeli soldiers on 19 December 2017. The indictment covers six incidents in recent months in which she was involved in altercations with Israeli soldiers, including the December 15 slapping incident that was captured on video and went viral on social media.

Global The most distant photo ever taken
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NASA released the images this week. Captured by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, the images were gathered at a greatest distance from Earth than any in the history of mankind. In so doing, they also broke a record that had stood untouched since 1990, when the Voyager 1 spacecraft sent back a final glimpse of Earth before its cameras went dark.

Global Germany coalition: SPD's Schulz gives up cabinet role to save deal
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Merkel's Christian Democrats. Andrea Nahles also said she would fight for the ruling coalition with the conservatives of Angela Merkel . The head of Germany's Social Democrats ( SPD ), Martin Schulz , has resigned to ease preparations for a coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

Global USA airstrikes kill Russian military contractors in Syria
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The US and Russian militaries have de-confliction channels to prevent accidental clashes in Syria and alert each other to movements. The coalition said that the pro-regime forces were "likely seeking to seize oilfields" in the resource-rich Deir Ezzor, while Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday the "Americans have taken unsafe unilateral steps".

Global Israel, Iran and the war for Syria
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The biggest confrontation between the two sides occurred on Saturday , when Israel attacked what it claimed to be Iranian bases, which sent a drone into its airspace. Another worry for Israel is reporting that Iran might be interested in a permanent base in Syria. All this happened while Turkey's air and ground operation against Kurdish fighters in northwestern Syria rages on with no end in sight.

Global South African police raid home of Gupta family amid corruption probe
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His reputation stained by years-long allegations of graft, Zuma has been told by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party to step down . Support for Zuma began to evaporate over the past few days after the ANC's National Executive Committee voted this week to recall Mr Zuma.

Global Another Court Just Told Trump To Keep DACA - For Now
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A federal district judge in NY on Tuesday became the second to block President Donald Trump's effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. border with Mexico. "Defendants indisputably can end the DACA program ", Garaufis wrote, referring to the Trump administration. Mr. Trump had set a March 5 phaseout data for the DACA program.

Global Oxfam Haiti scandal boss quit previous charity job over sex party claims
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Last night the charity's chief executive Mark Goldring sent an open letter to " Oxfam shoppers, supporters and volunteers" in which he "apologised unreservedly" for the scandal. No wonder. According to Oxfam GB's former deputy chief executive Penny Lawrence , the allegations of sexual misconduct were first raised about the Oxfam staff in an earlier mission in Chad.

Global Bomber Gets Life in Prison for New York, New Jersey Attacks
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He is awaiting trial in New Jersey on those charges. "It's inexplicable that anyone would do that intentionally", he said. Rahimi, 30, did not express remorse for his crime, the BBC reported , but told the court he did not "harbor hate for anyone".

Global Possible changes coming to SNAP
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It would be called "America's Harvest Box", and it would include a slew of food products grown and produced in the USA to to people enrolled in the program. Approximately 16.4 million households, or about 81 percent of SNAP households would be impacted by this proposal. As the Center for American Progress noted in a memo, this budget also calls for "huge cuts" to federal affordable housing programs, eliminates home heating assistance, and takes housing away from those who can not find work.

Global Turkey pledges $5B in loans, investment for Iraq reconstruction, FM Çavuşoğlu says
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Non-governmental organisations on Monday pledged $330mn but the main commitments are expected to be made by about 70 countries on the final day of the conference today. "If communities in Iraq and Syria can not return to normal life, we risk the return of conditions that allowed ISIS to take and control vast territory", he said, using an acronym to refer to the group.

Global Boris Johnson pushes Aung San Suu Kyi on Rohingya refugees
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Speaking ahead of talks on Sunday with Aung San Suu Kyi , Burma's leader, the Foreign Secretary, described how on Saturday he witnessed the "horrendous" living conditions of members of the largely Muslim minority group living in camps in neighbouring Bangladesh.

Global 3 die in Grand Canyon helicopter crash, 4 others injured
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A helicopter crashed near the Grand Canyon on Saturday afternoon. Images of the crash site online showed flames and black smoke shooting from a ravine. The pilot and five passengers were killed. The helicopter, which was carrying six passengers and one pilot, was operated by Papillion Airways, a tourism-based operation that bills itself as the "the world's largest aerial sightseeing company" with over 600,000 claimed annual passengers.

Global Red Raiders No. 3 seed in NCAA bracket preview
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The Red Raiders were projected to be a part of the East region alongside first-seed Villanova , second-seed Duke and fourth-seed Ohio State. No. 8 Auburn (22-3, 10-2 SEC) is the top No. 5 overall. They were the East's No. 1 in 2014, the Midwest's No. 1 in 2016. Purdue, despite losing both of its games last week, is No. 1 in the West Region with Kansas, North Carolina and Arizona in Los Angeles.

Global United Kingdom govt to meet Oxfam tomorrow over Haiti prostitutes probe
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Oxfam , one of Britain's biggest charities, on Friday condemned the behaviour of some former staff in Haiti after a newspaper report said aid workers had paid for sex while on a mission to help those affected by the 2010 quake. Ms Mordaunt told BBC1's The Andrew Marr Show that the failure to pass on information to relevant authorities shows an "absolute absence of leadership".

Global Winter Weather Advisory Issued Beginning at 6 Saturday Night
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There is also the chance for some freezing drizzle developing late Friday night. Low around 44. Light and variable wind becoming south around 5 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Our next system moves in Wednesday night bringing rain back to the area through Thursday .

Global David Moyes confident Patirce Evra can make an impact at West Ham
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In the earlier meeting this season, Watford defeated West Ham 2-0 behind goals from Will Hughes and Richarlison. Watford actually carved open the first opportunities of an open game, Etienne Capoue with a shot deflected over and, from the corner, Adrian Mariappa's header forcing a smart save from Hammers goalkeeper Adrian.

Global Syria condemns USA air strike as massacre
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A ministry statement said that the USA strike wounded 25 Syrian pro-regime fighters it said were searching for militants near an oil refinery. Syrian state-run media says the USA strikes killed and wounded dozens of tribal fighters, calling it a new effort "to support terrorism".

Global AIMPLB expels cleric for suggesting Babri Masjid be shifted
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Its assertion came in the backdrop of a leading Muslim scholar Moulana Syed Salman Hussaini Nadvi of prominent seminary Nadwatul Ulema, Lucknow stirring hornets nest by meeting Art of Living Founder Sri Sir Ravishankar. "It is against the constitutional provisions which were given to the minorities", he said. "If anybody has any issue, he may discuss it with the board".

Global Kim invita Moon a Pyongyang
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Intanto sono gia' arrivate a Pyeongchang ben 229 cheerleader nordcoreane. Segnali di apertura tra la Corea del Nord e la Corea del Sud . Stando a fonti governative ufficiali citate dall'agenzia di stampa "Kcna", circa 50 mila persone hanno assistito alla cerimonia , e 13 mila militari hanno partecipato a una parata militare nella capitale nordcoreana.

Global The Reality Behind
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The Iran-backed militia Hezbollah is deeply involved in supporting the Syrian regime of Bashar Al Assad in the country's seven-year long internal conflict. "This is a serious Iranian attack on Israeli territory". Mishal said that his friends and neighbors in the town started sharing text messages and social media posts, with rumors flying around about what had happened, until 8 a.m.

Global Two killed in ongoing attack on Indian military camp in IoK
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Earlier, two army men were killed, who were identified as Junior Commissioner Officer (JCO), a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO). The injured include a lieutenant and his daughter, reports said . A defence spokesman in a statement said in the early hours after a brief exchange of fire with the sentry on the periphery, some terrorists entered the accommodation complex in Sunjwan military camp.

Global Salesforce invests $2 billion into its Canadian business
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He said it fits with the "innovation strategy" the Trudeau government has promoted since its election in 2015. Two years ago when Trudeau took office, Canadian expats who were veterans of Silicon Valley talked to The Canadian Press about the hard sell their home country faced.

Global Pittsburgh Steelers hire Alabama defensive line coach Karl Dunbar for same role
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He did however play three seasons in the National Football League, one with the New Orleans Saints (1993) and two with the Arizona Cardinals (1994-95). "I will lean on him to help me get to know the guys in the defensive line room and hopefully make it a great transition". His longest stint as an assistant coach was with the Minnesota Vikings from 2006-11.

Global JUST IN: 19 killed, 40 injured in Tai Po double-decker bus crash
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Though there is no confirmation about the cause of the accident, reports said the vehicle was speeding. Among those, according to the Times , 15 were hospitalized in serious condition, and 10 were deemed critical. Rescuers work at the accident site where a double-decker bus overturned in New Territories in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, south China, Feb.

Global Met Office warns of ice and snow
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The wind warning for Munster, Leinster and Galway applies to Saturday afternoon and evening. Mr Bowles added that gales will be confined to the northern hills and coast, with winds in Blackpool and much of the west cost around 30 miles per hours with gusts of 45.

Global Sexy shirtless Tongan hunk Pita Taufatofua grabs Olympic attention again
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But he's turned his hand to cross-country skiing two years on and has already attracted plenty of attention for his elaborate entrance. "It's going to be freezing, so I will be keeping nice and warm". I won't freeze. I am from Tonga. The world may be competing against one another for the 2018 Olympic Games, but everyone is united in one common cause: Pita Taufatofua must be protected at all costs.

Global Officer killed in line of duty near Columbus
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Morelli was also recognized for taking place in the 2015 Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run, supporting the Special Olympics of Ohio. The Westerville Division of Police confirms two officers have been shot and killed Saturday afternoon on Crosswind Drive.

Global Rory McIlroy and his dad live Pebble Beach dream with Lefty
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Also at 6 under were Matt Kuchar and Julian Suri, who were at Spyglass. He posted his third round of 67 or better since 2008 at Spyglass, where he is 38 under and has 61 birdies or better - all first or tied for first during that span. He teed it up with his father, Gerry McIlroy, and called the experience "awesome". The four-time Major victor used his putter from just off the green and while credited with four putts on the putting surface proper it was five putts with the shortest club in ...

Global Bipartisan budget deal passes early morning Senate vote, moves to House
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Trump has asked the Pentagon to explore a parade in celebration of American troops, after the Republican president marveled at the Bastille Day military parade he attended in Paris past year. New Android malware found Dem lawmakers push Apple on public health risks, iPhone slowdowns House Dem pledges another vote to impeach Trump MORE (D-Texas) introduced bills in their respective chambers that would bar the Trump administration from using taxpayer money to fund such a parade, which could ...

Global Venezuela calls April 22 presidential election
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Venezuela on Wednesday (Feb 7) set a presidential election for April 22 after mediation talks between the leftist government and an opposition coalition collapsed, setting the stage for the likely re-election of President Nicolas Maduro. The news follows last week's confirmation that incumbent President Nicolas Maduro has been named the official candidate for the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV).

Global Bush: 'There's pretty clear evidence' That Russia Interfered in 2016 Election
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But the intent was undeniable, he said. "Whether they affected the outcome (of the election) is another question, but they meddled, and that's unsafe for democracy", Bush continued. Former President George W, Bush made a few comments in regard to immigrants and the need for Americans to both welcome and thank them. The Republican also spoke out in defense of young people brought into the U.S.by their parents and who now face deportation after Trump abruptly ended the Obama-era ...

Global Why the Grizzlies didn't trade Tyreke Evans, and why fans are mad
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The 28-year-old Evans has sat out Memphis' past five games as the team searches for a trade partner. Evans is the leading scorer for Memphis at 19 points a game. A contender needs cheap talent to fill out the back end of the roster and a rebuilding team wants as many bites at the draft apple as they can get in order to find the one or two second-rounders who shine each year.

Global Rubio Leaps To Top Democrat's Defense Over Texts To Russian Oligarch's Lobbyist
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Senate confirms patent chief MORE (D-Va.) texted with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch who promised access to Christopher Steele , the author of a controversial dossier alleging ties between President TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: "We have a Napoleon in the making" MORE and Russia.

Global Police Officer Killed, Two Others Shot
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He said officers had no motivation to accept when they arrived that the suspect would be savage, however it ended up noticeably clear that he wouldn't run with them readily. Zion United Methodist Church in Griffin. She told Fernandes that she was the former HOA president for the subdivision in locust grove. "The bullet went through the vest and caught him near the right side of his ribs".

Global Champagne orders review of controversial helicopter deal with the Philippines
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Although he said he respects Canada's stand, Duterte said using the helicopters just to ferry troops and dead soldiers is "a insane proposition". Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, during a talk at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, said that the Canadian government is "in the process of looking" into the deal.

Global GOP Sen. Flake guarded about Senate OKing immigration deal
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The McCain-Coons legislation, like its counterpart in the House, tackles a problem that the president himself has said he wants to resolve. Trump said we wanted a "bill of love". It's now up to the Senate to prevent another shutdown. The Senate's top Republican and Democrat signaled a deal was imminent that would raise both defense and non-defense spending maximum levels for the next two years, beyond the limits imposed by a 2011 law, clearing the way for lawmakers to swiftly pass a ...

Global California assemblywoman leading #MeToo investigated for sexual misconduct
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Daniel Fiero, who worked for another MP, told how the activist was actively pursuing him in 2014. Fierro declined to comment on Garcia's decision. Burke admitted to investigators that she - according to a document made public February 2 - "participated in an inappropriate conversation regarding anal sex with capitol office staff".

Global Egypt Launches Security Operation Against 'Terrorists': Army Spokesman
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Border Guard and civilian police forces are tightening the security procedures at the border gates, as well as tightening the security procedures for the watercourse. After the mosque attack, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi instructed his military chief of staff to quell the attacks in three months using " complete brutal force ".

Global 22 dead in regime air strikes on Syria enclave
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CNN could not independently verify these claims or videos. The Syrian government also has been pressing its campaign in a rebel-held area near the capital of Damascus . "It is like the end of days", said Raed Saleh, the head of the first-responders known as White Helmets, describing the last 24 hours of attacks on the opposition-held eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta and northwestern Idlib province.

Global North Korea says USA is considering attacking them
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Kim said in a radio interview. Kim's visit comes as Seoul pins its hopes on high-level talks during the February 9-25 Games between not only the two Koreas but also the North and the United States . Even with an Obama-era treaty that reduces both the USA and Russia's nuclear arsenals, preventing them from reaching their full effects, Trump's new policy essentially reverses the intention of this treaty, encouraging the improvement of nuclear weapons despite the treaty's original intent to ...

Global Winter Storm Warning continues for much of the region
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Snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected before the storm winds down by late Friday afternoon. A few inches of snow is expected, but with heavy snow bands, local amounts can increase. Roads in the area were slick from ice and snow that fell on Sunday night. Use extreme caution if you plan on traveling tomorrow before noon. The snow should start for our western hometowns and the Quad Cities by 3-4pm today spreading to the entire area along and north of I-80 by 6-7pm.

Global Rob Porter was a rising star before abuse allegations surfaced
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Porter said photos from 2005 of his first wife, Colbie Holderness , with an apparent black eye had a "reality behind them [that] is nowhere close to what is being described". Rob Porter has been effective in his role as Staff Secretary. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, slammed Republicans for stonewalling his efforts to obtain information about the security clearance process at the White House.

Global Authorities confirm Filipina among dead in Taiwan quake
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Among the buildings toppled in the quake was the Marshal Hotel in Hualien , where three people were trapped inside, the government said. It had been just about 24 hours since a magnitude 6.4 quake rattled Taiwan's east coast, crumbling walls and knocking tall buildings askew, when rescue workers felt another big rumble late Wednesday.

Global Trump tells Pentagon to plan a military parade
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It could happen in early November and possibly coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Whitehouse: Well, I think a lot of Americans remember images of the Soviet May Day parade that was not an image that we much associate with the United States of America.

Global Winter Games Highlight Different Strategies on North Korea for US, South Korea
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Other uniforms include a smart red blazer with gold epaulettes. Before departing for Korea, Pence announced that the US would unveil in coming days "the toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever". The North Korean and US delegations are both expected to attend a reception hosted by Moon ahead of the opening ceremony for the Games, but North Korea's foreign ministry has said there will be no meeting with Pence.

Global Palestinian assailant killed in West Bank
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Khaled succumbed to his wounds, after being shot with a live round in the chest; he died at the at al-Najah Hospital, in Nablus . Earlier on Tuesday, Israeli forces killed a terrorist in the West Bank village of Yamoun and said he was the head of a cell responsible for an ambush in which an Israeli man was shot dead on January 9.

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