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World News Pakistan strongly condemns attack at Kabul hotel
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The Interior Ministry said a private firm assumed responsibility for securing the hotel around three weeks ago. A group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul today, seizing hostages and exchanging fire with security forces as the building caught fire and residents and staff fled.

World News Pence: US Embassy in Jerusalem will open next year
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President Donald Trump last month recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and said he would move the USA embassy there - dismaying Palestinians who claim the eastern part of the city. Jordanian king meets with Mike Pence in Amman, in a visit that comes after U.S. named Jerusalem as Israeli capital. President Donald Trump last month acknowledged Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and said he would move the USA embassy there - dismaying Palestinians who claim the eastern part ...

World News Turkey wants worldwide support for its
Author: 0 Turkey wants worldwide support for its "olive branch" offensive

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said there would be " no stepping back " from a Turkish air and ground push across the border aimed at crushing US -backed Kurdish YPG fighters who control Syria's Afrin region. Access to Afrin is restricted and it is hard to independently verify the reported developments. In the eastern German city of Leipzig, sympathizers of the PYD/ PKK terror organization attacked Eyüp Sultan Mosque, smashed the windows and spray-painted the names of PKK ...

World News Government to Reopen After Senate Democrats Back Down
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Prior to the vote, Senator Chuck Schumer spoke on the floor of the Senate, saying that Democrats and Republicans had come to an agreement that would allow both sides to vote to re-open the government. "We hope Democrats, again, will not play politics and they'll focus and put the needs of the country ahead of the political gamesmanship they have been playing over the past couple of months", White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday afternoon.

World News Saudi-led coalition announces $1.5b in new aid for Yemen
Author: 0 Saudi-led coalition announces $1.5b in new aid for Yemen

He also stated that the Arab Coalition will contribute to the Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen with an amount of $1.5 billion to finance the UN Humanitarian Response Plan in Yemen 2018. Saudi Arabia leads a military coalition fighting on behalf of the Yemeni government against the Houthi rebels, who are supported by Iran. The announcement was made during a meeting for Arab Coalition foreign ministers in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

World News Mahmoud Abbas urges European Union to 'swiftly recognise' Palestine
Author: 0 Mahmoud Abbas urges European Union to 'swiftly recognise' Palestine

U.S. vice president Mike Pence has said reports that an adult film star had an alleged affair with President Donald Trump are "baseless allegations". "I bring greetings from a leader who has done more to bring our two countries together than any leader in the last 70 years", Pence said . They have said they will reject any peace plan the Trump administration presents.

World News UN Agency for Palestine Refugee Launches Global Funding Push
Author: 0 UN Agency for Palestine Refugee Launches Global Funding Push

The conference aims for sending a message to the global community to start a funding campaign to aid UNRWA remain providing its services to the Palestinian refugees. administration. President Donald Trump has blamed the Palestinians for a deadlock in peace efforts and threatened to cut United States assistance. This move follows the USA decision to decrease its fund to UNRWA in 2018 from 125 million US dollars to 65 million dollars.

World News Russian Federation says United States foments Syria Kurdish separatism
Author: 0 Russian Federation says United States foments Syria Kurdish separatism

Turkey regards the group as terrorists and has claimed it is linked to Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK ), which it has banned. "The real issue here is to deliver Afrin to its real owners", Mr. Kurdish activists said the Kurdish fighters took several FSA fighters as captives during the military showdown in Afrin . Russian Federation has given President Bashar al-Assad's government crucial support throughout the war in Syria, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people since it began ...

World News North Korea to have 22 athletes in five Olympic sports, IOC says
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South Korea has said it will "work hard" to build on the momentum from inter-Korean talks ahead of the Winter Olympics to bring North Korea and the USA around a table to resolve the nuclear standoff on the peninsula. Foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha said Seoul would ensure the North's participation did not defy sanctions imposed over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons .

World News Is Ivanka Trump Searching for John Kelly's Replacement?
Author: 0 Is Ivanka Trump Searching for John Kelly's Replacement?

The book, called " Media Madness: Donald Trump, The Press, And The War Over The Truth ", is set to be released later this month. Bannon expected to appear before House Intel panel Bannon to appear before House committee for Russian Federation probe: report MORE heard the news, just as he was about to attend a meeting where four options on the decision were to be considered, he said, "Oh my God he just tweeted this", according to the Kurtz book.

World News 'I am the Least Racist Person You Will Ever Interview'
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Sen. Graham shared a statement on Friday which said: "Following comments by the President , I said my piece to him directly yesterday". Trump also said he believed he was expressing what many people think, according to the person. Young said the country at large doesn't "really grasp the complexity of the times that we're in". People are pouring in. On Sunday, they backtracked and challenged other senators' descriptions of the remarks .

World News Pope defends words on abuse, in-flight wedding
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During the lunch meeting, the Mapuche representatives asked Francis to recognize the "Mapuche genocide", and also asked him to speak to government representatives as a way to obtain reparations for the numerous deaths of their members through history.

World News German nurse serving life sentence facing 97 new charges of murder
Author: 0 German nurse serving life sentence facing 97 new charges of murder

Hoegel admitted during his trial to deliberately injecting patients with drugs that would bring about heart failure so he could then revive them and impress his coworkers. Known as Dr. Death, Shipman was sentenced to 15 life terms in 2000; he died prison in 2004, apparently a suicide. Separate investigations are looking at the clinics in Delmenhorst and Oldenburg and whether superiors there had cause to suspect foul play in the high number of patient deaths.

World News Rep. Duffy: 'We Want a DACA Bill,' But Dems Want 'Open Border'
Author: 0 Rep. Duffy: 'We Want a DACA Bill,' But Dems Want 'Open Border'

A stop-gap measure that would fund the government for four weeks passed the House of Representatives, while Republican Senator from Kentucky, Mitch McConnell, proposed his own three-week short-term solution. Mr. Schumer blamed Mr. Trump for the shutdown by saying he refused an offer to fully meet his demand for border wall funding in exchange for amnesty for illegal immigrant Dreamers.

World News Trump claims victory as deal reached to reopen U.S. government
Author: 0 Trump claims victory as deal reached to reopen U.S. government

During a speech on the Senate floor before the vote, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats would vote for the bill. McConnell has said he intends to introduce a DACA bill if the government stays open and lawmakers can't make an agreement on the immigration program.

World News Australian Open: Kerber Thrashes Sharapova to Reach Fourth Round
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Nadal was beaten by Federer at last year's grand slam and will be determined to avoid falling to him again at this year's event. "He definitely has the game to be a top 10 player without a doubt. Last couple weeks I played a lot of tennis . He is 3-2 this season, with $22,545 in prize money. He winced and grimaced throughout the match, particularly when stretching for backhands, and needed a medical timeout in the second set for massage on his injured elbow.

World News Strong storms possible later today in South Arkansas
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Southwest wind 16 to 18 miles per hour. Highs during the day on Monday will be in the upper 40s in northwestern New Jersey to the low 50s in South Jersey. The low at night will be around 31. Monday's high will be near 55 degrees. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Thursday night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

World News Patriots will defend title against Eagles
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The Eagles surprised sports fans on Sunday night by beating the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 for the NFC championship, qualifying them for the Super Bowl on February 4 at the U.S. Their only stumble since September was a 27-20 loss at the Dolphins on December 11. The hand required stitches, and Brady acknowledged that he wasn't sure on Wednesday if he could play.

World News Senate passes bill to reopen government
Author: 0 Senate passes bill to reopen government

The Senate voted 81-18 to procedurally advance legislation to fund the government through February 8 in exchange for a pledge from the Senate's Republican leadership to take up a renewal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration protections for those brought to the US illegally as children.

World News Real Madrid President Has Taken Shocking Decision On Cristiano Ronaldo
Author: 0 Real Madrid President Has Taken Shocking Decision On Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo and Messi have been in constant competition, going head-to-head to earn the "best player in the world" tag for the past decade. "I know what it's like to be jeered at this stadium and it's not easy". "Mostly the attitude of the players, which was the most important". Although the superstar's bloodied face was a cause for concern, Zidane suggested there was little damage suffered by the forward.

World News Trump Is MIA And Doing Nothing To Help End The Government Shutdown
Author: 0 Trump Is MIA And Doing Nothing To Help End The Government Shutdown

Sen. Lindsey Graham ripped senior White House aide Stephen Miller as holding immigration views that are out of the American political mainstream, but a new poll suggests it is the SC senator who is alienated from public sentiment. Following the momentum to pass the biggest tax cuts in 30 years at the end of last year, the Trump administration meant to push for an immigration overhaul this year, as one of the pillars holding up the president's second year in office.

World News Georgia TE coach Shane Beamer leaving for Oklahoma
Author: 0 Georgia TE coach Shane Beamer leaving for Oklahoma

Anthony Dasher of UGASports.com confirmed the news of Shane Beamer's departure shortly after ESPN's report. Beamer, 40, is steadily working his way up the coaching ranks. He started out as a graduate assistant at Georgia Tech. He has also coached at Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Virginia Tech. Beamer spent the last two seasons with Georgia.

World News First pictures of new No.7, medical complete
Author: 0 First pictures of new No.7, medical complete

The deal was officially announced on Monday evening as Henrikh Mkhitaryan swapped places with the Chilean forward. Sanchez, 29, is set to become United's best-paid player, with his wages estimated at more than £500,000 ($695,000, 567,000 euros) a week.

World News Donald Trump Just Revealed His Surprising Exercise Regime
Author: 0 Donald Trump Just Revealed His Surprising Exercise Regime

Sanjay Gupta disputed the health report put forward by White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson on Tuesday, saying President Donald Trump has " heart disease ". Then came " Sarah Huckabee Sanders ", who finished off the briefing by saying that Trump passed every exam given to him "physical, mental, the Tide pod challenge" referring to the risky viral video trend .

World News After a challenging first year, Trump has hands full
Author: 0 After a challenging first year, Trump has hands full

A year into his presidency, Trump has sought to curtail abortion rights by making rules and policy changes across agencies. The president spoke with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to discuss the next possible steps, while chief of staff John Kelly also worked the phones.

World News Brutal murder of eight-year-old girl shocks Jammu
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The body of the girl, who was allegedly abducted a week ago, was recovered yesterday from bushes in Hiranagar. "She was held captive for one week in the middle of the village". National Conference MLA, Abdul Majeed Larmi, alleged that it was a conspiracy to force out the minority community from the area. Responding to the opposition, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri said the government has constituted a special investigation team to probe the murder.

World News Dylan Adams accepts plea deal in Holly Bobo case
Author: 0 Dylan Adams accepts plea deal in Holly Bobo case

Bobo was a nursing student who disappeared from her home in Decatur County in 2011. In a Savannah, Tennessee, courtroom, a judge accepted John Dylan Adams' Alford plea , meaning he will serve 15 years for facilitation of first-degree murder and 35 years for aggravated kidnapping.

World News UK Chief of General Staff wants to boost defence spending
Author: 0 UK Chief of General Staff wants to boost defence spending

Britain must ensure its armed forces can keep up with adversaries like Russian Federation, which already has military capabilities the United Kingdom would struggle to match, according to the head of the British army . Carter will also warn that in addition to traditional threats posed by foreign armies, Britain had to keep up with increasingly creative forms of disruption from adversaries.

World News Mulvaney has been at center of last 2 government shutdowns
Author: 0 Mulvaney has been at center of last 2 government shutdowns

Mulvaney voted against legislation to reopen the government and was unapologetic over his role as a ringleader in 2013, saying the GOP's political beating - and eventual retreat - was the product of bad messaging. "My understanding is that the president will not be going to Florida now and we're taking Davos from the president's perspective and cabinet perspective on a day-to-day basis".

World News Wild Protestors Disrupt Mike Pence's Speech Before Israel's Parliament
Author: 0 Wild Protestors Disrupt Mike Pence's Speech Before Israel's Parliament

Arab members of Israel's Parliament orchestrated a collective demonstration against the U.S. Embassy move as Vice President Mike Pence spoke in Jerusalem on Monday. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas , calling Trump's declaration a "slap in the face', has rejected Washington as an honest broker in any future talks with Israel".

World News Senate Passes Key Vote to End Government Shutdown
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After Schumer's statement, the Senate proceeded with a vote that is expected to clear the way for the passage of a bill to fund the government through February 8. "As long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating immigration, we're going nowhere", Graham said during negotiations. The Democrats seemed sensitive to being seen by voters as willing to tie up government operations to protect immigrants in the USA illegally.

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.