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Trump, Schiff duel on Twitter as Democrats push to release dueling memo

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When asked about Rosenstein's potential firing, White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah told CNN that "no changes are going to be made" at the Justice Department. The former chief said he couldn't go into detail about the intelligence, but felt it "would have been derelict if the F.B.I. did not pull the threads, investigative threads, on American persons who might have been involved with Russian Federation and working on their behalf either wittingly or unwittingly". Read More »

Get Ready for the Democrats' Counter-Memo

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Committee Democrats said the four-page memo was meant to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller's criminal probe into possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign. declined to answer questions in a House Intelligence Committee interview by citing attorney-client privilege. Either way, it's unlikely Nunes will be deterred by the criticism, so more memos are undoubtedly on the way. Read More »

Powerful 6.4 natural disaster strikes east coast of Taiwan

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Details on injuries or fatalities are now available. USA geologists said it was the latest in a string of quakes to hit the region in recent days. The quake took place at a depth of 1km (0.6 miles), the report says. Several earthquakes have been hitting this area over the last two days, but the 6.4 magnitude was the strongest yet. Another said: "That was big!" The quake caused cracks in the road throughout the areas hit. Read More »

FTSE 100 tumbles after record fall on Wall Street

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The CBOE Volatility index, which is commonly referred to as the "fear index" because it measures expected near-term stock market volatility, surged by around 20 points its highest level in well over two years. United States investors had pinned their hopes on economic expansion, improving corporate earnings and stable inflation, but those hopes began to dwindle based on economic data. Read More »

Sinn Fein politician caught on camera cutting a clamp off his vehicle

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On Sunday evening, Mr Kelly tweeted: "No one can be above the law". Social media footage appears to show a man kneeling down to remove the orange device from the vehicle's right-hand wheel, before resting it against a nearby wall. "The issue has now been resolved". "It is believed that damage was caused to the wheel-clamp of a auto". Sinn Féin leader-in-waiting Mary Lou McDonald appeared confused when quizzed on the matter by reporters yesterday. Read More »

Ivory-trade investigator Esmond Bradley Martin found murdered in Nairobi home

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One of the world's leading conservationists has been stabbed to death at his home in Kenya. Esmond Bradley Martin, a Kenya-based American conservationist whose dogged investigations of the elephant ivory and rhino horn trades over decades were seen as critical in efforts to protect the threatened species, was found stabbed to death in his Nairobi home, Kenyan authorities said Monday. Read More »

Zuma's state of nation address postponed

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The ANC has been locked in a series of high-level meetings over the course of the last few days though with the pressure for Zuma to go nearly palpable. Mr. Zuma still retains substantial support on the ANC's national executive, but there are signs that his allies are defecting. On Monday, senior politicians held an emergency meeting in Johannesburg to discuss Mr Zuma's future. Read More »

Pence doesn't rule out meeting with North Korean officials

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Commenting on the possible meeting, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said: "we'll have to see what happens". Pence's trip to Northeast Asia is meant to help counter North Korea's charm offensive at the Winter Olympics . Bach said it had been a "long and hard journey" to organise an Olympics in Korea, whose two sides are divided by a heavily fortified border - just 30 miles (50 kilometres) from the Games site - and remain technically at war. Read More »

Special Series: 100 years of Women's Suffrage

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A bundle of these posters, delivered to Cambridge, survived to be rediscovered 106 years later in 2016. "It was far from ideal, but the Representation of the People Act meant for the first time in our country's history, some women had the right to vote". Read More »

Prominent Ivory Trade Investigator Found Stabbed To Death In Kenya

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The 75-year-old former United Nations special envoy for rhino conservation was discovered dead by his wife on Sunday in their home in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. His last report, Decline in the Legal Ivory Trade in China in Anticipation of a Ban, was published by conservation group Save The Elephants past year. Read More »

Israeli Forces Shoot Dead Palestinian Suspected of Killing Rabbi

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Jarrar is accused of participating in a recent drive-by shooting attack that killed a Jewish settler near the illegal outpost of Havat Gilad in the occupied West Bank . "His spirit will remain a beacon and a guide for all fighters who have followed the path of resistance, and his blood will curse all those who have resorted to the policy of security coordination", the group said. Read More »

Hong Kong courtroom strikes down prime activists' jail sentences

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Tuesday's decision quashes their prison sentences and reinstates the initial ruling. Wong and Law were sentenced to community service while Chow was given a three-week suspended sentence. Wong had plans to run for office was forced to put them on hold to fight the prison sentence, which barred him from standing for office for five years. Read More »

Trump assaults UK's well being service, and Britain hits again

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The organisers of Saturday's NHS protest rejected Mr Trump's "divisive and incorrect rhetoric". "No thanks", they said in a joint statement. Just before Trump tweeted , Nigel Farage , former leader of Ukip, had appeared on Fox News claiming that winter pressure on the NHS was being caused by immigration . Read More »

Court decision due on Assange arrest warrant

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What's happening? Julian Assange , founder of whistleblowing website WikiLeaks , is set to learn today whether he's a step closer to leaving Ecuador's London embassy. "Therefore a warrant stands", Watkins said. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions past year said his arrest was a "priority". Swedish authorities are no longer pursuing Assange, but he still faces arrest in Britain for jumping bail in 2012. Read More »

Schumer urges Trump to back release of Dem memo

Trump denies collusion between his campaign and Moscow. President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to claim the infamous Nunes memo "totally vindicates " him in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Homeland Security's anti-terror Super Bowl plans left on plane

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The reports described exercises officials in Minneapolis could use to respond to a possible biological weapon attack during Sunday's game, according to CNN . The report also stated that there were significant differences of opinion within the United States government about BioWatch. The news agency did not disclose the most sensitive information in the documents. Read More »

Turkey Constructs the Fourth Observation Point in Syria's Idlib - General Staff

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The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 10 towns in the Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus were bombed today. The UN commission said at least three hospitals were hit in recent strikes and shelling. The operation has displaced at least 200,000 people, according to the United Nations. According to the military, this attack killed one civilian. Turkish servicemen started to construct the fourth observation point in the northern Syrian province of Idlib, the Turkish ... Read More »

Misleading 'tsunami warning' alert sent out to parts of east coast

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For some, it wasn't until you opened the headline that it was clear the message was the result of a test. "We are now trying to find out how a message went out as a warning". - Bobbie Byrd (@clumsycrafter) February 6, 2018Hey @accuweather @NOAA might want to find a way to make things more clear that they are a test. The National Weather Service office in Wilmington sent out an update around 9:20 a.m. Read More »

Social media pioneers reject their creation

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I don't believe in overuse [of technology]. The alliance, called the Center for Humane Technology , is made up of tech experts and headed by Tristan Harris, a former design ethicist at Google . The investors urged the company to develop more sophisticated parental controls. There's more at The Center if you're interested. Facebook has no plans to discontinue the app despite the group's protests. Read More »

Paris attack suspect refuses to stand at shootout trial

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Abdeslam is being tried at the Palais de Justice in Brussels , accused of "attempted murder in a terrorist context". "I am not afraid of you, I am not afraid of your allies", said a defiant Abdeslam, who has grown long hair and a beard during his almost two years behind bars. Read More »

Trump Asked Rod Rosenstein If He Was 'On My Team'

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Trump approved the release of the memo this week and said a lot of people should feel "ashamed". His remarks preceded the release of the memo alleging in part that Rosenstein improperly extended surveillance of the Trump campaign adviser Carter Page during the 2016 election. Read More »

'Dancing With the Stars' tour bus involved in fatal 50-vehicle pile-up

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The cast and crew of Dancing with the Stars: Live! are recovering after a fatal auto crash in Iowa on Monday (Feb. 5) due to severe weather. News that the accident involved at least one fatality. Light Up the Night to Stephens Auditorium. Light Up the Night released a statement, explaining that the cast and crew were okay, despite some receiving minor injuries. Read More »

US Pulling Troops from Iraq After Crushing ISIS

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An Iraqi official close to the country's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said earlier that the initial agreement implied the withdrawal of some 60 percent of the current United States contingent, while 4,000 troops would stay to train the Iraqi military. Read More »

Lana Del Rey 'doing fine' after kidnapping attempt

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He is charged with two felonies: attempted kidnapping with a weapon and aggravated stalking with a credible threat. "I hope to see y'all on the walk about of your life, be good and I'll see you on the other side". before I leave town tomorrow". "I'm doing fine thanks for the messages" before expressing excitement for her next show in Atlanta. For example, Orlando News 6 reported, Hunt shared a clip from Del Rey's 2012 music video, in which she sings sadly of an ex-lover: "I love him, I love ... Read More »

Kenyan opposition politician charged over mock inauguration

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It also reinvigorated an opposition that had appeared unsure of its next step after a highly publicised rally last week at which leader Raila Odinga symbolically inaugurated himself as president. It was unclear why the government switched back on the transmitters. Police ignored a judge's ruling to release Miguna ahead of his court appearance. Read More »