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Islamist al-Shabab fighters launched the assault with a suicide auto bomb outside the Maka Al-Mukarama hotel on Thursday evening, destroying other structures, igniting a huge fire and leaving people wounded in the rubble. The United States military on Friday said it had killed 26 fighters with the Al Shabab extremist group with an airstrike in central Somalia , after a pair of strikes earlier this week killed 55.
  • India and Pakistan step back from the brink, tensions simmer

    India and Pakistan step back from the brink, tensions simmer

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    Pakistani media, he added, proved its maturity by refraining from propagating jingoism amid heightened tension between the two countries. On Friday, Adel al-Jubeir, Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs, is expected in Islamabad with an urgent message from the kingdom's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
  • Only light snow, but colder temperatures ahead

    Only light snow, but colder temperatures ahead

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    We checked the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service and AccuWeather , as well as predictions from TV meteorologists and other local weather experts to see what they think. The shield of snow will steadily shift east-northeastward with the back edge exiting most of the coastal plain around 1-2 p.m. Areas further north could see lesser amounts of 3-6 inches.
  • Pakistan says Indian aircraft bomb its territory

    Pakistan says Indian aircraft bomb its territory

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    The lovely Himalayan region has been the cause of two of the nations' three wars. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi . The NSC meeting was attended by the civil and military leadership, including Army Chief General Qamar Jawed Bajwa and the Ministers of Defence and Foreign Affairs.
  • Airlines reroute flights as Pakistan closes its airspace

    Airlines reroute flights as Pakistan closes its airspace

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    That account differs from Pakistan's version of events, though CNN could not independently verify Pakistan or India's claims. "In that aerial engagement, one Pakistan Air Force fighter aircraft was shot down by a MiG 21 Bison of the Indian Air Force".
  • IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman's parents get standing ovation on Chennai-Delhi flight

    IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman's parents get standing ovation on Chennai-Delhi flight

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    Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has offered to receive Abhinandan Varthaman at the Attari border. A news conference held by representatives of India's armed forces after Mr Khan made his surprise announcement could be interpreted as a step in the right direction: no new threats were made and the focus was on the Indian version of what transpired earlier in the week.
  • Trudeau vs Wilson-Raybould: The scandal that could unseat Canada's PM

    Trudeau vs Wilson-Raybould: The scandal that could unseat Canada's PM

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    He said the ethics committee and justice committee is investigating the case . The prime minister has also said he would consider the future of Wilson-Raybould in the party. "To me, it's not", he said of the SNC-Lavalin affair. The company's stock plunged the most in six years October 10 when it revealed that the Public Prosecution Service of Canada ruled out a negotiated settlement that would have staved off a trial.
  • USA offers $1m reward for help finding Osama bin Laden son

    USA offers $1m reward for help finding Osama bin Laden son

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    In January 2017, the Department of State designated Hamza bin Laden as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist . According to BBC , 30-year-old Hamza may have been groomed to be Al-Qaeda's future leader by Osama. A US airstrike in Lybia killed al Qaida leader Musa Abu Dawud in March 2018, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation apprehended an al Qaida sympathizer planning to bomb an Independence Day parade in July 2018.
  • Trump Ordered Kelly to 'Fix' Kushner Security Clearance

    Trump Ordered Kelly to 'Fix' Kushner Security Clearance

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    Cummings said the latest reporting "raise [s] grave questions" about what officials learned about Kushner that made them recommend not granting the clearance. After extreme vetting, which includes contacting law enforcement officials stationed around where the applicant has lived, worked and gone to school, trained security clearance adjudicators review all of the available information before coming to a final decision.
  • Canada to proceed with extradition case against Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

    Canada to proceed with extradition case against Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou

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    Canada's relationship with China - its second-biggest trading partner - has deteriorated since Meng's December arrest in Vancouver. The high-profile detention had soured relations between China and the U.S. Pacific time (1800 GMT) on March 6, when a date will be set for her extradition hearing. "They're not going to take this lying down. one shudders to think what the consequences could be", he told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp, saying Beijing might crack down on Canadian canola ...
  • UK Parliament backs May's new plan that could delay Brexit

    UK Parliament backs May's new plan that could delay Brexit

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    Wednesday's vote in the House of Commons was a symbolic move created to ensure the government doesn't try to wriggle out of the promise. There has also been talk that Brexit may not actually happen at all after the Labour Party said it would back a second vote on Britain's decision to leave the EU.
  • Girl, 7, battling brain tumour would love 'letters' from dogs

    Girl, 7, battling brain tumour would love 'letters' from dogs

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    Good Morning America reported that Emma Mertens has received more than 50,000 letters from dogs. Anyone from across the country can send a letter to the strong little girl. She's now preparing for six weeks of radiation therapy. The DIPG Resource Network estimates the median survival range between eight months to a year after diagnosis.
  • Lynne Patton Shreds Rep. Tlaib For Calling Her ‘A Prop’ For Trump

    Lynne Patton Shreds Rep. Tlaib For Calling Her ‘A Prop’ For Trump

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    Rep . Mark Meadows (R-NC) brought Patton before the committee to challenge Cohen's claims of racism by the president, but several Democratic lawmakers - including Rep . Meadows basically used Patton to say, "This is my black friend", Huntsman claimed. In response, Republican Rep. Mark Meadows , who is white, pointed to one of Trump's African-American employees and now a member of the Administration, Lynne Patton , who was in attendance at the hearing.
  • Trump's Ex-Lawyer Cohen Testifies Again, This Time Behind Closed Doors

    Trump's Ex-Lawyer Cohen Testifies Again, This Time Behind Closed Doors

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    A manuscript from a book proposal authored by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen directly contradicts the testimony he gave before Congress on Wednesday. This came up in dramatic fashion at Cohen's testimony on Wednesday, when he explained that he and Weisselberg chose to disguise Trump's reimbursement of the Stormy Daniels hush money as legal services; Cohen would submit invoices and then be paid, so that it looked like a legitimate expense.