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World News Bangladesh postpones Rohingya refugees return to Myanmar
Author: 0 Bangladesh postpones Rohingya refugees return to Myanmar

They said young men were being rounded up and dead bodies were discovered in a pond and a forest. "If I go, they'll kill me". While both countries have agreed to begin the voluntary repatriation today over the next two years, Bangladesh told Reuters yesterday that the process will be delayed.

World News With 25339 murders in 2017, Mexico suffers record homicide tally
Author: 0 With 25339 murders in 2017, Mexico suffers record homicide tally

The Interior Ministry said authorities across Mexico opened 29,168 murder cases, saying that it put the country's homicide rate at 20.5 per 100,000 inhabitants. Calderon's war on the drug cartels left more than 100,000 people dead in the span of six years, but the violence had had begun to wane by 2014. The southern state of Guerrero was next worst, recording with 64.2.

World News Turkey's president receives update on Afrin operation
Author: 0 Turkey's president receives update on Afrin operation

Aware that his opposition to the USA -backed Kurdish force pits him against his largest NATO ally, Erdogan told members of parliament from his Justice and Development Party, "Hey, NATO!" The area west of the Euphrates River, including Afrin , has been more of a problem for the USA because Turkey had said it would not accept a Kurdish military presence there.

Author: 0 USA government shutdown enters third day - and Trump isn't helping

A Democratic source said there had been no conversations between the top Democrat and anyone in the White House on Saturday. "Should these issues not be resolved by the time the funding bill before us expires on February 8, 2018, assuming the government remains open, it would be my intention to proceed to legislation that would address [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals], border security and related issues", McConnell said.

World News Workers Missing After Oil Drilling Explosion
Author: 0 Workers Missing After Oil Drilling Explosion

The explosion sparked flames that shot up 50 feet in the air just before 9:00 AM Central time in Pittsburg County, reported KOTV . They said the fire continued to burn hours after the incident and that all of the rig's components were ablaze.

World News Media 'least-trusted' institution in global attitudes survey
Author: 0 Media 'least-trusted' institution in global attitudes survey

While the US experienced a negative 37 percent change in trust, China trust index increased by 27 percent, Axios noted. The survey said record stock market results and the lowest unemployment rates in 10 years has not affected "stagnant wage growth, and public concerns over jobs, mass shootings, sexual harassment, and police treatment of black youth, not to mention the emerging fears on the global stage over North Korea, job migration, and USA isolationism".

World News Vermont governor planning to sign pot bill by midnight
Author: 0 Vermont governor planning to sign pot bill by midnight

Unlike the initiatives that legalized recreational marijuana in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, the Vermont law does not permit commercial production or distribution. "I look forward to the Marijuana Advisory Commission addressing the need to develop comprehensive education, prevention and highway safety strategies", he said.

World News Dems have biggest generic House ballot lead since 2006
Author: 0 Dems have biggest generic House ballot lead since 2006

Fifty-one percent of registered voters said they would support their Democratic candidate while only 39 percent said they would support the Republican candidate. The poll also found that more Americans, while still skeptical, are warming to the Republican-supported plan. In the New York Times poll, the 46 percent approval for the Republican tax bill revealed a 9-point gain from December; the Marist survey for NPR and PBS's NewsHour showed a 10-point jump.

World News Franklin Graham Dismisses Donald Trump's Alleged Affair With Porn Star Stormy Daniels
Author: 0 Franklin Graham Dismisses Donald Trump's Alleged Affair With Porn Star Stormy Daniels

Common Cause filed a complaint with both the Department of Justice and Federal Elections Commission on Monday concerning a payment made to the adult film star reported to have had an affair with President. The AP reported that a tabloid magazine held back from publishing her 2011 account of their relationship after Cohen threatened to sue. He added, "We aren't going to re-open negotiations on illegal immigration until they re-open the government and give you our soldiers and your families ...

World News US Bound Cargo From Muslim Countries To Get Extra Screening
Author: 0 US Bound Cargo From Muslim Countries To Get Extra Screening

All cargo already goes through security screening, though the additional information comes as US authorities worry about bombs potentially being put on planes. "TSA looks at threats emanating from each country uniquely, and can not provide specific information about those threats, but after analyzing evaluated intelligence, we determined that we needed to expand the (air cargo advance screening) program within each of them at this time", TSA's emergency order said.

World News Democrats Cave, Shutdown to End
Author: 0 Democrats Cave, Shutdown to End

Trump announced in September he would revoke those protections. McConnell said he hoped to reach bipartisan solutions on immigration, border security, disaster aid, military funding and more by February 8. Last week, President Donald Trump rejected a bipartisan Senate deal that would have accomplished that as well as hand the White House $2.7 billion in new money for immigration enforcement at America's borders.

World News Gurugram : Villagers took human waste fallen from aircraft for meteor
Author: 0 Gurugram : Villagers took human waste fallen from aircraft for meteor

While the projectile has been sent for analysis, Senior Gurgaon official Vivek Kalia told the BBC that they "suspect strongly" that it is frozen airline excrement. In January 2016, a woman in central Madhya Pradesh state suffered a severe shoulder injury when she was hit by a football-sized chunk of ice which fell from the air and crashed into the roof of her house.

World News Facebook admits social media is bad for democracy, sometimes
Author: 0 Facebook admits social media is bad for democracy, sometimes

The world's biggest social network's comments were the latest response to persistent criticism for its role in allowing the spread of misinformation, reinforcing "filter bubbles" and facilitating harassment of dissidents and activists. "Social media platforms make that tons easier". Comparing Russian interference to an "information weapon", Mr Chakrabarti said that Facebook "should have done better" at spotting when Russia created 80,000 posts that reached 126 million people in the USA ...

World News Trump's relationship with top Dems 'deteriorating' amid shutdown standoff
Author: 0 Trump's relationship with top Dems 'deteriorating' amid shutdown standoff

Democratic [-] affiliated groups are working overtime trying to shore up support for Sens. Republican Sen. Rand Paul is calling the shutdown blame game "ridiculous on both sides". As stated in USA Today , "Democrats failed a crucial leadership test and allowed an intra-party disagreement to shutter the government". And the uncertainty over Trump's position will also weigh against a Democratic shift of position after he called for, and then rejected a previous bipartisan deal on ...

World News North Koreans face protest during Pyeongchang 2018 visit
Author: 0 North Koreans face protest during Pyeongchang 2018 visit

It was unclear whether the cancellation cast any doubt on the preparations for the North's participation in the Winter Olympics in South Korea's PyeongChang. She also heads the hugely popular girl band Moranbong, which is hand-picked by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un . Seoul and Washington must recognize that Kim is doing more than simply trying to take advantage of the public relations and propaganda opportunities afforded by the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

World News German Social Dems vote to enter coalition talks
Author: 0 German Social Dems vote to enter coalition talks

Given the collapse of government coalition talks in November, the willingness of the SPD to enter formal coalition talks with the CDU has thrown Merkel a political lifeline. In an interview with ZDF television, Schulz dodged the question of whether he would join a Merkel-led cabinet, by saying: "Personnel matters will for sure be discussed at the end".

World News Rex Tillerson: The US
Author: 0 Rex Tillerson: The US "treasures" its relationship with UK

The working group will begin to meet as early as next week to discuss how to address the flaws "through some type of another side agreement perhaps or a mechanism that would address our concerns", Tillerson said . The U.S. official said that Tillerson will be discussing the U.S. military presence in Poland, which has hosted U.S. and other allied troops following Russia's 2014 seizure of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and its backing of armed separatists in eastern Ukraine.

World News Republic Day celebration; ASEAN to be the main Guest
Author: 0 Republic Day celebration; ASEAN to be the main Guest

Indonesia sends trade mission to South Asia Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita begins a trade mission to India and Pakistan on January 22. He said the trade mission would start from India and then to Pakistan to follow the schedule of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who was conducting his visits to the two countries.

World News US Urges Turkey to 'Exercise Restraint' in Syria Invasion
Author: 0 US Urges Turkey to 'Exercise Restraint' in Syria Invasion

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday vowed that Turkey would not take any step back in its operation against Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin region, saying the campaign had the backing of Moscow. " Operation Olive Branch continues as planned and the ground offensive has begun", the military stated on Sunday. The commander of the US Central Command, General Joseph Votel, said that Turkey informed the US about its military operation in Afrin , pointing out that Afrin ...

World News Kzoo doctor detained by ICE after 40 years in US
Author: 0 Kzoo doctor detained by ICE after 40 years in US

News reports say Niec is being held at the Calhoun County Jail and his family believes he is being detained because of a misdemeanor arrest for property damage from 1992. His sister says he pleaded guilty to the second offense as part of a state program that cleared his record, but per WOOD, ICE doesn't honor that state deal.

World News Morgan Freeman honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at SAG
Author: 0 Morgan Freeman honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at SAG

Kidman, also a producer on the mini-series, has already collected an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Broadcast Film Critics Association award for the drama inspired by Australian author Liane Moriarty's novel. "We can control our own destiny". Morgan Freeman was honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the ceremony. Another of the evening's nominees, Aziz Ansari from the Netflix comedy "Master of None", who faced controversial allegations from an anonymous woman, was not ...

World News UK TV reportedly cancelling Big Brother after 18 years on-air
Author: 0 UK TV reportedly cancelling Big Brother after 18 years on-air

Channel 5 have been forced to deny reports that they would be AXING both Celebrity Big Brother and its normal civilian version after the show's contract comes to an end this year. Insiders claim dwindling ratings and a lost interest in the show due to rival successful shows such as the widely-popular Love Island means the programme is "just not worth the price tag" for the channel.

World News School shooting in Texas prompts authorities to respond
Author: 0 School shooting in Texas prompts authorities to respond

He would not say whether the boy has had disciplinary issues at the school. Found only 15 miles south of Waxahachie, Italy charges itself as "the greatest little town in Texas". We do know that the suspect was in custody before 8:30 a.m. The incident occurred at 8am local time at Italy High School , Ellis County, located about 45 miles south of Dallas.

World News DRC: Protesters killed in anti-Kabila protests
Author: 0 DRC: Protesters killed in anti-Kabila protests

The country's powerful Catholic Church, one of the few institutions to nationally enjoy broad credibility, condemned what it called "barbarism" and the United Nations and France sounded their concern over the death toll. Congolese authorities have banned the marches and no formal permission was given. DR Congo's evangelical Christian churches also lent their support to the march organised by their Catholic counterparts.

World News Minister to Attend Inauguration of President-Elect Weah
Author: 0 Minister to Attend Inauguration of President-Elect Weah

Former Chelsea soccer star Didier Drogba also attended the ceremony. Sirleaf, also a Nobel Peace Prize victor, is leaving office after serving two six-year terms as Africa's first elected female head of state. Mr Weah, 51, watched as his predecessor, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf , Africa's first female president, lowered the Liberian flag before he stepped forward to raise it and signal the country's first democratic transition of power since 1944.

World News Trump and Could to carry talks in Davos
Author: 0 Trump and Could to carry talks in Davos

The last time a USA president graced the occasion was when former president Bill Clinton attended it in 2000. Indeed, Trump is expected to call for more reciprocal trade deals in a speech on Friday. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, who is leading the delegation, was scheduled to leave for Davos on Monday ahead of the president's arrival but had to reconsider as the shutdown persisted past Sunday night.

World News Government Shutdown Affects Falcon Heavy Testing
Author: 0 Government Shutdown Affects Falcon Heavy Testing

Image credit: SpaceXThis could provide SpaceX with the sustainable cash flow the company needs to keep its plans for Mars alive . SpaceX is impacted by the ongoing U.S. "The shutdown ".impacts critical missions for our customers, including important worldwide allies scheduled to launch shortly from Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg Air Force Base, as well as upcoming missions this spring to resupply the global Space Station", Taylor said.

World News Indian Mujahideen co-founder arrested
Author: 0 Indian Mujahideen co-founder arrested

On July 11, 2006, SIMI and IM executed serial blasts in the local trains in Mumbai . He figured in the National Investigation Agency's (NIA) most-wanted list. The police official said Qureshi has a very detailed criminal profile. "Imn 2007-08 four camps of IMI" SIMI were organised in Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Gujarat, and Karnataka wherein waging war against India was planned, which they call Jihad", Kushwaha said.

World News Spurned by Trump, Europeans ponder how to meet Iran ultimatum
Author: 0 Spurned by Trump, Europeans ponder how to meet Iran ultimatum

Adding urgency to Le Drian's visit is a four-month United States ultimatum to remedy a 2015 landmark nuclear deal which curbed Iran's nuclear ambitions in return for the relaxing of punishing sanctions. "We have heard nothing from European officials about that, and in the negotiations that we have had with Europe, no such issue has been raised", he said.

World News China: Oil slick from Iranian tanker triples in size
Author: 0 China: Oil slick from Iranian tanker triples in size

The Panama-registered, Iranian-owned oil tanker Sanchi , carrying 113,000 tonnes of light crude oil, collided with the CF Crystal, a Hong Kong-registered bulk freighter, about 300 kilometers east of the Yangtze estuary on January 6 and sank on January 14.