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  • Palestinian martyred in W. Bank by Israeli forces

    Palestinian martyred in W. Bank by Israeli forces

    Israeli security forces shot and killed the terrorist behind the murder of an Israeli father of six. His cousin of the same name was killed on January 18 after a 10-hour military operation, in what Palestinians believe was a case of mistaken identity.

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  • Detroit man allegedly behind widely shared child porn video arrested in Alabama

    Detroit man allegedly behind widely shared child porn video arrested in Alabama

    Police are asking members of the public not to share a viral Facebook video of a child performing a sex act on an adult, The Vindicator's broadcast partner, 21 WFMJ-TV reported . A woman, Tonya Moore, was taken into custody Monday night in connection with the investigation. Police in Colorado Springs updated followers Thursday on Facebook, saying the video posted on January 31 was spreading across "a multitude" of social media platforms.

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  • COAS attends funeral prayers of martyred security personnel in Peshawar

    COAS attends funeral prayers of martyred security personnel in Peshawar

    In 2012, Taliban militants had shot and severely injured Malala Yousafzai, who has campaigned for girls' education in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt. This is the second attack in a month and it is suspected that TTP will carry out more of such attacks. The military has been on alert for signs of a Taliban resurgence as it seeks to rebuild civilian institutions and win over the local population as a bulwark against radical ideology.

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  • 4000-Year-Old Tomb Discovered in Egypt

    4000-Year-Old Tomb Discovered in Egypt

    The enclosure, which is made of mud brick, is decorated with paintings of Hetpet observing different hunting and fishing scenes. Waziri added that there are also scenes of two monkeys on the walls of the tomb. We expect to find more. "What we see above the earth's surface in Egypt doesn't exceed 40 per cent of what the core holds". The newly discovered tomb of Hetpet has the architectural style and the decorative elements of the Fifth Dynasty with an entrance leading to an L-shaped ...

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  • President Trump, SC Lawmakers Respond to Deadly Amtrak Train Crash

    President Trump, SC Lawmakers Respond to Deadly Amtrak Train Crash

    A passenger aboard an Amtrak train that crashed in Lexington County says he felt the train accelerate, then suddenly sway and shake in the moments that it went off the tracks. Jim Mathews, president and CEO of the non-profit Rail Passengers Association, pointed out that in the vast majority of train crashes, a vehicle or person on the tracks was at fault, even though Amtrak or another railroad gets blamed.

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  • Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow on Groundhog Day?

    Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow on Groundhog Day?

    In reality, Phil's prediction is decided ahead of time by the group on Gobbler's Knob , a tiny hill just outside Punxsutawney about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Over the last 30 years, Phil has only been right 20% of the time - must be all that wild grass he's eating. Not lead, but solid gold: I see my royal Shadow! However, Groundhog Day became a tradition over 130 years ago - dating back to 1880s.

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  • Kurds march in Strasbourg, Paris against Turkey's Syria offensive

    Kurds march in Strasbourg, Paris against Turkey's Syria offensive

    Turkey views the YPG (People's Protection Units) as a terrorist group and an extension of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has fought for Kurdish autonomy in south-eastern Turkey for three decades. In Strasbourg, Kurdish protesters carried banners reading "Erdogan assassin" and "defend Afrin", and shouted slogans such as "silence kills" outside the Council of Europe offices.

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  • U.S. restricts arms transfers to bloodied South Sudan

    U.S. restricts arms transfers to bloodied South Sudan

    It is a largely symbolic move, as the U.S. does not export arms to South Sudan. South Sudan's opposition is threatening to resort to "guerrilla warfare" if peace talks in Ethiopia fail in the coming days as government forces advance on remaining rebel strongholds in the fifth year of civil war.

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  • Pentagon unveils policy focused on deterring Russian Federation with smaller nukes

    Pentagon unveils policy focused on deterring Russian Federation with smaller nukes

    Such a posture marked a departure from the nuclear policy advocated by Trump's predecessor Barack Obama who pledged in 2009 to pursue a "world without nuclear weapons ". Despite being called low-yield, the weapons are extremely deadly. Combined, these "supplements" to the nuclear arsenal will, according to the authors of the NPR, "provide a more diverse set of characteristics greatly enhancing our ability to tailor deterrence and assurance; expand the range of credible United States options ...

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  • U.S. has no evidence of Syrian use of sarin gas, Mattis says

    U.S. has no evidence of Syrian use of sarin gas, Mattis says

    The two officials, speaking anonymously as a condition of the briefing, further warned that if Syria's behavior is allowed to continue, it could serve as a green light to other bad actors that could spell a chemical attack on USA shores. A deadly sarin attack on a rebel-held area in April prompted Mr Trump to order a missile strike previous year on the Shayrat airbase, from which the Syrian operation is said to have been launched.

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  • Putin pleased with ruling on Russian doping

    Putin pleased with ruling on Russian doping

    The court also lifted the life bans of another 11 Russians, but barred them from competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics that start February 9. "I know very well the athletes they didn't let go (to the Olympics)". The Canadians finished fourth in the team event four years ago in Sochi but learned in December they would likely be upgraded after Russians Albert Demchenko and Tatiana Ivanova were stripped of their results by the International Olympic Committee and received lifetime bans due to ...

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  • San Francisco is wiping clean decades of misdemeanor marijuana-related convictions

    San Francisco is wiping clean decades of misdemeanor marijuana-related convictions

    The expungement was made possible under Proposition 64 , which legalized recreational marijuana in the state. It also allowed people convicted of marijuana charges to petition courts to toss out the cases or reduce penalties. The U.S. Justice Department announced earlier this year that it's halting an Obama-era policy to take a hands-off approach toward states that have legalized marijuana .

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  • Forecast: Colder today; a chance of snow starting Saturday

    Forecast: Colder today; a chance of snow starting Saturday

    January finished with a 34.9-degree average high temperature, 26.9-degree average daily mean temperature, and an 18.9-degree average low temperature. Friday will be mostly sunny with a high near 39. Blustery, with a northwest wind 17-20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 29 miles per hour. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

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  • Megan Mullally didn't know Ellen DeGeneres was gay when they first met

    Megan Mullally didn't know Ellen DeGeneres was gay when they first met

    Allie Sherlock from Douglas in Cork spoke to host Ellen DeGeneres after singing Adele's hit A Million Years Ago . "She gave me a guitar case with lights with light up words saying TIPS", Allie said. Michelle Obama is going to help Ellen DeGeneres ring in her 60th birthday in a big way. Appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres show , the actor revealed that at the start of their decades-strong friendship, she thought that Ellen just had "lots of lovely roommates", and would often come to ...

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  • Plea filed in Supreme Court seeking CJI's recusal from Bofors case

    Plea filed in Supreme Court seeking CJI's recusal from Bofors case

    Left with no option, the CJI advised the Allahabad HC chief justice to withdraw judicial work from Justice Shukla with immediate effect, a step which can clear the way for Justice Shukla's removal and for the CBI to register a case against him in connection with the medical admission scam which rocked the judiciary.

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