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The " yellow vest " protests against fuel taxes began in rural and small-town France in late November, before ballooning into a wider revolt against Macron's policies and governing style. France's Europe minister, Nathalie Loiseau, said the decision to recall the ambassador was rare but necessary. Matteo Salvini of the League and Five Star's Luigi Di Maio are simply electioneering ahead of the European Parliament elections in May.
  • New emojis for 2019 include yawns, dogs and more blood

    New emojis for 2019 include yawns, dogs and more blood

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    Emojipedia has just announced that 230 new emojis have been approved by the Unicode Consortium and are coming to your smartphones in 2019. Plus, there's even some new exotic emojis , including a pink flamingo and a furry sloth. Move over pancakes, because there's finally a waffle emoji , ideal for annotating your battered breakfast or creatively describing someone who waffles on issues.
  • Man charged with kidnapping Wisconsin teen agrees to trial

    Man charged with kidnapping Wisconsin teen agrees to trial

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    The man accused of kidnapping Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs and holding her for 88 days is set to appear in court Wednesday. She said that since coming home, Jayme has spent time with loved ones, and in therapy. The judge bound Patterson over for trial and scheduled an arraignment hearing for March 27 at 1 p.m. "The strong little fighter she is", Saffert said.
  • Vehicle bomb explodes in Somalia, killing at least 10 people

    Vehicle bomb explodes in Somalia, killing at least 10 people

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    Witnesses at the scene told the press that the explosion was very powerful and then a long column of smoke was raised. "The US has now announced 10 airstrikes on Al-Shabaab already this year". "We found more bodies under the rubble and the death toll now stands at 12". Formosa, a Maltese national, was the manager at Bossasso for P&O Ports, a subsidiary of the Dubai-based DP World.
  • College student finds intruder in her closet wearing her clothes

    College student finds intruder in her closet wearing her clothes

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    As she pressed against the closet door, she realized a spirit wasn't responsible for the sounds. "I'm like 'Who's there?' And somebody answers me". The young woman said she used to joke about the ghost that haunted her apartment. "I said, "You need to take my clothes off", so he took my clothes off", she said.
  • Gay serial killer Bruce McArthur staged photos of corpses in fur coats

    Gay serial killer Bruce McArthur staged photos of corpses in fur coats

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    The man did so and reported finding McArthur had removed the seat behind the driver's seat so that there was room to lie down, revealing a plastic sheet on the floor of the van and a fur coat on top of that. Several of the victims were apparently strangled. But police never filed any charges, finding McArthur's police statement to be credible. Most of his victims were of Middle Eastern or south Asian descent and lived on the margins of Canadian society.
  • Trump Inaugural Committee Hit With Subpoena

    Trump Inaugural Committee Hit With Subpoena

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    She said the committee received the subpoena late Monday and was reviewing it. A second inaugural committee spokesman, Owen Blicksilver, declined to answer questions about which documents prosecutors requested . The newspaper reported late a year ago that federal prosecutors are investigating whether committee donors made contributions in exchange for political favors- a potential violation of federal corruption laws.
  • President hits back at Trump over U.S. presence

    President hits back at Trump over U.S. presence

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    Iraq's most senior Shia cleric on Wednesday joined a chorus of criticism aimed at President Donald Trump who said U.S. troops should stay in the country to keep an eye on neighbouring Iran . "They have the ability of coming back together if we don't", Votel told a Senate hearing. Withdrawal from Syria was not a decision that former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis agreed with; in fact, he resigned because of it.
  • EU's Tusk slams Brexit supporters with no ideas

    EU's Tusk slams Brexit supporters with no ideas

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    The Prime Minister will join European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk , since the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement they reached last November was rejected by the House of Commons. The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union in just 52 days, yet London and Brussels are arguing over whether the deal clinched in November can be changed, raising the possibility of a delay to Brexit , a last-minute deal or a no-deal exit.
  • Pope admits priests, bishops sexually abused nuns

    Pope admits priests, bishops sexually abused nuns

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    It said the Vatican received reports of priests abusing nuns in Africa in the 1990s. "There are some priests and also bishops who have done it", the pontiff told a reporter during his return flight from the United Arab Emirates , where he held the first-ever papal Mass in Abu Dhabi .
  • Texas man killed by exploding vape pen

    Texas man killed by exploding vape pen

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    There have been 195 incidents of explosions and fires caused by e-cigarettes reported by U.S. media between January 2009 and December 2016, according to a report from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The manager of the vape shop told reporters that Brown didn't buy anything, but wanted help using a Mechanical Mod style vape pen. Now he'll never see that birthday.
  • Top US general says Trump did not consult him on Syria announcement

    Top US general says Trump did not consult him on Syria announcement

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    ISIS fighters still retain a stronghold in southeastern Syria in an area of about six square kilometers in the villages of Marashida and Baghuz Fawqani, both located close to the Iraqi border. "I am not under pressure to be out by a specific date", he said, but "the fact is, the president made a decision and we are going to execute his orders here to withdraw forces from Syria and, as we do that, we're going to do that in a very deliberate manner".
  • Google can automatically tell if your passwords were hacked

    Google can automatically tell if your passwords were hacked

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    At the same time, we need to ensure that no information about other unsafe usernames or passwords leaks in the process, and that brute force guessing is not an option. Further, the company says it wants to avoid "alert fatigue" by only warning users if all information necessary to access an account has fallen into the hands of an attacker.
  • Taliban outline vision for post-war Afghanistan in Moscow peace talks

    Taliban outline vision for post-war Afghanistan in Moscow peace talks

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    The checkpoint attack in Baghlan took place on Monday night and triggered a firefight that lasted for nearly two hours, said Safder Mohsini, head of the provincial council. Afghan former President Hamid Karzai and other participants pray during a conference arranged by the Afghan diaspora in Moscow, Feb. 5, 2019. The delegations on Tuesday met in the President Hotel, a Soviet-era complex owned by the Kremlin.
  • Seal Poop Sample Contained a Surprise

    Seal Poop Sample Contained a Surprise

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    Krista Hupman. They found a USB drive. Scientists in New Zealand say they uncovered a still-functioning USB stick from some animal seal poop last month. In any case, this sifting process turned up a USB drive that not only worked, but has video and photos of sea lions. "The more we can find out about these creatures, the more we can ensure they are looked after", said Jodie Warren , the volunteer who was working on the sample of scat that the USB was found in.