• Saudi woman in Bangkok to be returned home against her will
Saudi woman in Bangkok to be returned home against her will

Qunun told AFP she ran away from her family while travelling in Kuwait because they subjected her to physical and psychological abuse. She said that she was fleeing abuse from her family, including beatings and death threats from her male relatives, who also forced her to remain in her room for six months for cutting her hair.

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  • USA sends troops for possible ‘violent’ Congo vote protests
USA sends troops for possible ‘violent’ Congo vote protests

CENCO, which represents the country's Catholic bishops and has been at the forefront of protests calling for Kabila to step down, urged the electoral commission to publish the results "in keeping with truth and justice". On Friday, US President Donald Trump announced he had ordered the US military to deploy soldiers to Gabon, one of nine countries ...

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  • Saudi to notify women of divorce by text message
Saudi to notify women of divorce by text message

Women in Saudi Arabia will now be informed via text message if they're being divorced - and the government says it'll help protect them. "It is a tiny step, but it is a step in the right direction ". The move comes as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has started to give women more rights in the conservative kingdom, which included lifting a ban ...

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  • Trump aide: Syria withdrawal waiting on 'conditions'
Trump aide: Syria withdrawal waiting on 'conditions'

The pullout announcedon December 19 was initially expected to be completed within weeks, but the timetable has slowed as the president acceded to requests from aides, allies and members of US Congress for a more orderly withdrawal. Two British special forces soldiers have been seriously injured after being hit by a missile in an attack by Isis in S...

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  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams critics calling her agenda too radical
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams critics calling her agenda too radical

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old congresswoman, is from New York's 14th congressional district and was born on October 13, 1989 . It's been online for years, but it's only since Ocasio-Cortez got elected in the midterms that it has gotten any attention.

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  • US Security Advisor: US Withdrawal From Syria Conditional
US Security Advisor: US Withdrawal From Syria Conditional

On January 4, the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that the U.S. troops withdrawal from Syria has already started. President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to announce a USA pullout from Syria left many questions open, chiefly whether Kurdish fighters who had been operating in northern Syria alongside US forces would now be attack...

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  • Warren Visits Iowa, Says 'I Am Not a Person of Color'
Warren Visits Iowa, Says 'I Am Not a Person of Color'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren hit the Hawkeye State Saturday, becoming the first Democratic contender to formally vie for the nation's top job next year. Person to person. "I'm not a citizen of a tribe". 'Tribal citizenship is very different from ancestry. "I am grateful, but I am also determined". She returned to her economic message, saying 2020 was ...

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  • Brazil's new president doesn't rule out idea of U.S. base in Brazil
Brazil's new president doesn't rule out idea of U.S. base in Brazil

Newly sworn-in Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has announced on Twitter his intention to privatise operations of the South American nation's airports and seaports. Mattis emphasized the historic ties between the United States and Brazil, which fought as a US ally in World War II. The decision comes shortly after a high-profile state visit by I...

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  • Hundreds of TSA screeners call out sick at major airports amid shutdown
Hundreds of TSA screeners call out sick at major airports amid shutdown

Other workers were forced to cover the shifts by working extra hours. In a story published earlier Friday, CNN reported that TSA officers , who are now required to work without paychecks through the shutdown, have been calling out from work this week from at least four major airports.

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  • USS Cole Bombing Mastermind Killed by US Airstrike in Yemen
USS Cole Bombing Mastermind Killed by US Airstrike in Yemen

Seventeen US sailors were killed and at least 40 people were wounded in the attack on 12 October 2000 which happened as the destroyer was refuelling. Al-Badawi was charged with 50 counts of terrorism-related offenses, including murder of USA nationals and murder of US military personnel.

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  • Trump considering former Democratic Senator Webb for defense secretary
Trump considering former Democratic Senator Webb for defense secretary

But Trump hinted that he had irreconcilable differences with Mattis on what Trump views as an unfair defense relationship with allies such as North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Mattis and other Trump advisers tried unsuccessfully to persuade Trump to stay in Syria long enough to ensure that the Islamic State group, which has largely been defeated ...

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  • May Faces Battle To Save Brexit Deal As Commons Showdown Looms
May Faces Battle To Save Brexit Deal As Commons Showdown Looms

She added that such an amendment could allow the government to "return for a third go at the meaningful vote, with a proven recipe for a majority". The DUP's Brexit spokesman has said "there's not" any way in which his party can support Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal .

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  • Pelosi invites Trump to give State of the Union on January 29
Pelosi invites Trump to give State of the Union on January 29

He was asked about the impact of the shutdown on the 800,000 federal workers who are furloughed or working without pay during the shutdown. We're going to make it good. Susan Collins, R-Maine. Earlier this week, he rejected his own administration's offer to accept $2.5 billion for the wall. As with Tlaib's comments at the party, the op-ed cal...

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  • Data belonging to German politicians published online in breach
Data belonging to German politicians published online in breach

Germany's Justice Minister Katarina Barley said she believes that the attack set out to "damage confidence in our democracy and institutions". But the apparent hack did not only affect members of Germany's Bundestag, the country's lower Parliament, but also the President, several public figures and NGO leaders.

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  • Imran Erdogan Meeting: Both leaders meet at Ankara
Imran Erdogan Meeting: Both leaders meet at Ankara

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has left for a two-day visit to Turkey that Islamabad hopes will help further improve bilateral relations between the two countries. Officials here believe that engagement at the highest level could help reduce the trust deficit between the two countries. Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday invited Turk...

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  • Man, 20, charged with capital murder in girl’s death
Man, 20, charged with capital murder in girl’s death

A suspect sketch of the man who shot and killed 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes is seen in images released by the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Jazmine Barnes is shown in a photo tweeted by the Harris County Sheriff's Office on December 31, 2018, the day she was fatally shot.

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  • China and USA to hold trade talks in Beijing next week
China and USA to hold trade talks in Beijing next week

The battle has disrupted businesses and stoked fears about the impact on the global economy. Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish will lead a working-level team to China next week for the first round of face-to-face trade talks.

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  • Russian Church Says Patriarch's Christmas Message Stopped at Ukraine Border
Russian Church Says Patriarch's Christmas Message Stopped at Ukraine Border

It named Epiphany Dumenko as head of the new "autocephalous church". The spiritual head of Orthodox Christians worldwide formally granted independence to the Ukrainian church on Saturday, marking an historic split from Russian Federation which Ukrainian leaders see as vital to the country's security.

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  • Five Polish teenage girls killed in 'Escape Room' fire
Five Polish teenage girls killed in 'Escape Room' fire

Players in escape room games are locked inside a room or building and must solve puzzles and find clues that lead them to the key that will unlock the door. They were believed to be in the same class at school and are understood to have been good friends. The five joyful girls entering the life have been torn out of life.

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  • Trump Says in Game of Thrones-Style Post
Trump Says in Game of Thrones-Style Post

And counselor Kellyanne Conway on Thursday could not explain why he displayed the poster. But in November he had tweeted a picture of the poster, with the date of Nov. Trump's not-so-cryptic post appeared on the same day Nancy Pelosi was elected speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and said the wall is a " non-starter " for the Democrat...

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