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He was speaking after Trump said on Friday there would be "great announcements" about Syria over the next 24 hours. Hostages, including fighters from the Kurdish-led forces and civilians, were another reason the advances were slowed down.
  • UK Parliament throws out May's plan to renegotiate Brexit

    UK Parliament throws out May's plan to renegotiate Brexit

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    Theresa May is facing a possible defeat over her Brexit plan B on Thursday, with both wings of the Conservative party expressing concern at her stance on a no-deal Brexit. He said: "What we learned from the vote this evening is not very much". The defeat effectively strips May of her political mandate to demand changes to the withdrawal agreement in Brussels, and suggests she has little chance of fending off an attempt by Parliament to take control of the process on February 27.
  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Pakistan

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in Pakistan

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    To this, the crown prince assured the PM that he should be considered as "ambassador of Pakistan in Saudi Arabia ". The US tech giant's cloud computing arm, Amazon Web Services, had been in talks over opening data centres in the Gulf kingdom, with crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally courting Mr Bezos on a US trip a year ago.
  • Cardinal defrocked over abuse allegations

    Cardinal defrocked over abuse allegations

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    The punishment for the once-powerful prelate, who had served as the archbishop of Washington, was announced five days before Francis is to lead a gathering of bishops from around the world to help the church grapple with the crisis of sex abuse by clergy and systematic cover-ups by church hierarchy.
  • 'No political influence' for Nigeria vote delay- EC boss

    'No political influence' for Nigeria vote delay- EC boss

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    But the delay still threw the country, where some 84 million people have registered to vote, into renewed political uncertainty. "The basis for the claims made by CUPP is that President Buhari, like every other Nigerian, expressed misgivings about the election shift".
  • William Barr confirmed as next USA attorney general

    William Barr confirmed as next USA attorney general

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    William Barr was confirmed Thursday as President Trump's attorney general by the Republican-controlled Senate, despite Democrats' concerns that he may limit the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in USA elections.
  • Pacific Storm Brings Unprecedented Snow To Hawaii

    Pacific Storm Brings Unprecedented Snow To Hawaii

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    Dye also said that the temperatures at Polipoli must have been at least 32 degrees Fahrenheit, the freezing point, though the National Weather Service doesn't have a temperature sensor there. Polipoli is at 6,200 feet elevation. Speeds in Port Allen in Kauai County were as high as 67 miles per hour and 191 miles per hour at Mauna Kea Summit in Hawaii County.
  • Bill Gates Has Some Harsh Words for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Tax Plan

    Bill Gates Has Some Harsh Words for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Tax Plan

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    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would not mind a sitting president using marijuana, the New York Democrat said in an interview Wednesday. Elizabeth Warren has proposed a "wealth tax" that slaps a 2 per cent tax on households worth $50 or more, and 3 percent for those with a fortune worth $1 billion or more.
  • Saudi crown prince to be given unprecedented welcome: PM Imran

    Saudi crown prince to be given unprecedented welcome: PM Imran

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    KSA's investment in Pakistan will restore and reinforce the trust and confidence business communities the world over have in the country, he said . The two-day visit will kick off on February 16 and include a raft of high-level talks with Prime Minister Imran Khan along with Pakistan's military chief.
  • UK teen runaway who joined IS group 'wants to come home'

    UK teen runaway who joined IS group 'wants to come home'

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    Four years on, she now says she wants to return come back to the UK. "She's lost two children and put us all through a lot of heart ache". "I was weak", she said. Back in 2015, Scotland Yard suggested that Begum and her fellow runaways would not face charges on terrorism, should they return. Begum said her family had moved down the Euphrates valley as ISIL retreated, eventually arriving in ISIL's last remaining stronghold of Baghuz, a village in Deir Az Zor province.
  • Trump says Omar should resign after supposed anti-Semitic tweets

    Trump says Omar should resign after supposed anti-Semitic tweets

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    Asked on Twitter who she thought was paying members of Congress to support Israel, Omar responded, "AIPAC!" A spokesperson for Israel's foreign ministry joined the pile-on against Omar, accusing her of being part of a "rise" in "Left-wing anti-Semitism ", while McCarthy- who has peddled actual anti-Semitic conspiracy theories against George Soros and other prominent Jews-railed against Omar for "anti-Semitic tropes ".
  • Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir’s Pulwama auto bomb attack

    Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir’s Pulwama auto bomb attack

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    The Jaish-e-Mohammad group is one of the most powerful militant groups operating in Kashmir. APHC leader Mir Shahid Saleem speaking at a seminar in Jammu described the granting of the divisional status to Ladakh as a part of larger conspiracy to pave the way for the balkanization of the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir .
  • Ex-White House Aide Sues Trump Over Tell-All Book

    Ex-White House Aide Sues Trump Over Tell-All Book

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    A White House spokesman did not immediately return a request for comment. The Trump campaign's arbitration claim, filed on January 31, says that Sims violated a nondisclosure agreement by disparaging the president in a book and by keeping notes during his time in The White House.
  • Woman who threw chair from Toronto condo balcony turns herself in

    Woman who threw chair from Toronto condo balcony turns herself in

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    Marcella Zoia, 19 , of Toronto is facing common nuisance and mischief charges. While the video ends before the chair hits the ground, police said the chair was found damaged "almost beyond recognition" at the entrance of a nearby building. Airbnb said Wednesday that it has contacted Toronto police and offered its support in the investigation. Luckily, no one was hurt , despite the evident stupidity and blatant disregard for others that we see in this video.