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Arrest, expel Taliban leaders: US tells Pakistan after Kabul attack

On Sunday, Pakistan's foreign office had rejected "knee-jerk allegations" by some Afghan circles of the Kabul attack. Guests hid behind pillars and in rooms as gunmen sprayed bullets and set fire to parts of the six-storey building. However, an Afghan security official said the death toll was over 30 and might climb higher. Najib Danish - the ministry's spokesperson - said all five attackers were killed in the operation. Read More »

Senate Moves to End US Shutdown, Sets Up Immigration Fight

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The Senate voted 81-18 to end debate on what would be the fourth stopgap funding bill, called a continuing resolution, that would end the shutdown and keep the government running at 2017 spending levels through February 8. "It's really important Democrats continue to show the backbone they've shown to date to ensure this high-stakes move results in bipartisan breakthroughs", Frank Sharry, executive director at America's Voice, a leading immigrant-rights group, said Monday morning, before ... Read More »

Jana Sena believes in constructive politics: Pavan Kalyan

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Pawan Kalyan , whose recent movie Agnathavasi didn't fare well at the box office, undertook the three-day tour to the combined district of Karimnagar on Monday from famous Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy temple . "I believe in constructive politics", he noted. "The BJP hasn't recognized the identity of Jana Sena". Noting that Jana Sena would not like to adopt a confrontationist attitude towards elected governments, he said the party would rather than focus on finding solutions to peoples ... Read More »

Jordan's king urges Pence to rebuild trust in Middle East

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Jordan's King Abdullah II is appealing to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to "rebuild trust and confidence" after the Trump administration's recent decision to designate Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Trump had said that the embassy's move should not hamper peace talks and also threatened to shutter an office of the Palestine Liberation Organisation in Washington as well as cut American donations to the United Nations agency that provides services for Palestinian refugees. Read More »

Russia accuses US of fomenting separatism in Afrin

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The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 21 civilians - including six children - have been killed in the operation. Turkish officials say 11 rockets launched from Syria have landed in Turkish towns along the border, killing at least one Syrian refugee and injuring 47. Read More »

German nurse who enjoyed 'resuscitating patients' charged with 97 murders — Niels Hoegel

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If found guilty of the additional charges, Mr. Hoegel would become the deadliest serial killer in Germany, according to Reuters . The case gained much publicity and prompted a woman to contact the police with concerns that her mother may have died at the hands of Hoegel, who admitted to inducing heart failure among his patients, claiming he enjoyed the feeling of resuscitating them and admitting that he acted out of "boredom," The Straits Times said. Read More »

Yemen battle: Saudi-led coalition pledges $1.5bn in new help

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Increase the capacities of Yemeni ports to receive humanitarian as well as commercial imports. They include 8.4 million people who are considered severely food insecure and at risk of starvation - a 24% increase since April 2017. Saudi Arabia on Wednesday deposited $2 billion in Yemen's central bank after the Yemeni prime minister made a public plea for funds to prop up the currency and help stave off hunger. Read More »

Strong movie review: American soldiers against an army that takes no prisoners

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It was followed in later Januarys by Zero Dark Thirty (2013), Lone Survivor (2014), American Sniper (2015), and 13 Hours (2016). Here's a spoiler not just for 12 Strong but for all studio movies: As always, the characters here face a moment of apparently complete defeat usually about 15 minutes before the credits roll; surprisingly, that emotional catalyst is the possible death of an Afghan a US soldier has befriended. Read More »

European Union assures its support to Palestine

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But during a speech to the Knesset - Israel's parliament - Monday afternoon (local time), Pence surprised his audience by declaring that the US would not re-certify the Iran deal when it comes up for renewal in May, virtually guaranteeing that the USA will reimpose economic sanctions against Iran. Read More »

Staggering 25000 murders recorded in Mexico in 2017

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The highest figure ever recorded in Mexico before past year was in 2011, during the peak of the Mexican government's war on drugs. However, Mexico security analyst Alejandro Hope said that the real rate is likely higher than official statistics show because it calculates its per-capita rate on the number of homicide investigations rather than the number of victims. Read More »

PM Modi's departure statement ahead of Davos visit

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He rechristened the slogan to as "Ab Ki Baar, Trump Sarkar" and reportedly said in the fake Indian accent in a campaign video. With chai-pakoda in sub-zero temperature to the India Lounge, which has been rechristened many times in the past few years, the government is trying to make an impact with its sales pitch. Read More »

Turkey 'Won't Step Back' From Syria Operation

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A shopkeeper in Raqqa, who asked not to be named out of fear for his safety, said by text message that a large number of Arab fighters in the Syrian Democratic Forces were being sent from Raqqa to Manbij to prepare for a Turkish attack. Read More »

North Korean delegation arrives in South Korea for Olympics prep

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The other North Korean athletes will compete in figure skating, Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and short track speed skating. South and North Korea will field a unified women's ice hockey team for the first time. Bach said the International Olympic Committee made "exceptional decisions" to ensure the participation of North Korean athletes since none qualified for the competition. Read More »

India hits back at Pakistan ceasefire violations

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His remarks came nearly a month after a group of five Army commandos crossed the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir and killed three Pakistani soldiers and smashed a post, in a swift and daring operation to avenge the killing of four Indian Army personnel by a Border Action Team of the Pakistan Army in Keri sector in Rajouri district. Read More »

Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented discussion

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Trump was also asked about his alleged comments he made calling Haiti, El Salvador and some parts of Africa as "s...hole countries". She said on Tuesday that numerous people used profanities in an impassioned Oval Office meeting on immigration last week but she did not recall Trump using a specific vulgarity to refer to Haiti and African nations. Read More »

Cardinal O'Malley corrects the Pope on his comments in Chile

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However, Francis again insisted that Barros did not know about the abuses committed by his mentor Rev. Fernando Karadima. But if he punished Barros without moral certainty, "I would be committing the crime of a bad judge". "As if I could have taken a selfie or a photo while Karadima abused me and others and Juan Barros stood by watching it all, ' tweeted Barros" most vocal accuser, Juan Carlos Cruz. Read More »

US Senate Paves Way to End Partial Government Shutdown

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Tens of thousands of federal workers had begun closing down operations for lack of funding on Monday, the first weekday since the shutdown, but essential services such as security and defence operations had continued. McConnell's commitment on DACA was enough to win over Senate Democrats who blocked a previous spending bill on Friday, triggering the shutdown. A Republican aide involved in the talks said that McConnell and his team were considering putting their plan in document form with more ... Read More »

Djokovic to assess options on injured elbow after Chung defeat

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The ex-world No. 1 struggled with the elbow injury that kept him out of the game for six months, double-faulting nine times and getting broken six times during his straight-sets loss. Federer's win against Marton Fucsovics in the fourth round was only the second time he faced a Hungarian player in 72 main draw appearances at a major. Read More »

Sunday weather: Rainy and breezy, with highs around 46

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High near 42. Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2 a.m., then a slight chance of showers between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. The event should begin moving into western Arkansas by 6 p.m. Tuesday should be mostly sunny, the weather service said, before clouds form that night. Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 29. Monday's high will be near 55 degrees. Read More »

U.S. government shutdown enters third day as planned Senate vote abandoned

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ignored several motions Friday night to prevent a shutdown. "We will vote today to reopen the government ", Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told the Senate. On CBS News' " Face the Nation ", House Speaker Paul Ryan said the lower chamber has agreed to accept a short-term deal that would fund the government through February 8 if the Senate is able to pass such a bill. Read More »

LaLiga: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid beat Deportivo 7-1

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The win leaves Real five points behind Valencia in third, after Marcelino Garcia Toral's side had two players sent off in a shock 2-1 loss at lowly Las Palmas on Saturday. "It's great news, it's always good to be able count on players of such quality and get your injured players back and I'm happy to have them back as they give us more power in attack", Zidane added . Read More »

L'Oreal model to step down over anti-Israeli remarks

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Amena Khan , from Leicester, said she "deeply regrets" the comments she made in 2014, and apologised for "upset and hurt that they have caused". "Championing diversity is one of my passions, I don't discriminate against anyone", she added, after deleting the controversial posts. Read More »

DR Congo Catholic priests arrested over anti-Kabila protests

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Eight people were wounded and taken to a nearby medical facility, he said. Nine people died, 98 were injured, and almost 200 were arrested in similar demonstrations on December 31, according to Ms. Under a deal reached more than a year ago, he was due to step down by the end of 2017 - but that has not happened. But elections were delayed on the grounds of logistic difficulties. Read More »

What Do Analysts Say About Halliburton Company

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A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC grew its stake in Halliburton by 243.3% during the 3rd quarter. The oilfield services company reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.07. Read More »

Pogba demands Man Utd doubles salary after Alexis deal

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The January transfer window is in full swing so clubs are working hard trying to strengthen their squads for the second half of the season and put deals in place for the summer. The 29-year-old Sanchez, who was out of contract at Arsenal at the end of the season, has joined the Old Trafford club after local rivals Manchester City had pulled out of the race. Read More »

Bangladesh says Rohingya repatriation postponed

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The plan is that Bangladesh will provide an advance list of prospective returnees with forms attesting to their residency in Myanmar. We came here because we are fighting for those things. "While it is positive that Bangladesh has acknowledged the need for further preparations and delayed the repatriation process, there would need to be a wholesale reform of Myanmar's treatment of the Rohingya before any returns could truly be considered safe or voluntary". Read More »