• Prince Philip involved in vehicle crash, palace says
Prince Philip involved in vehicle crash, palace says

Witness Roy Warne told the BBC he was driving home from work when the accident involving Prince Philip's black Land Rover and a compact vehicle unfolded in front of him. "He's a very fearless man". All I could think is, thank goodness there wasn't more. After dragging Philip from the auto, Warne said that the prince "stood up and was unharmed b...

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  • Chicago cops acquitted of covering up police shooting of Laquan McDonald
Chicago cops acquitted of covering up police shooting of Laquan McDonald

However, his sentence was less than half the time prosecutors had wanted, after they asked for 18 to 20 years by making the 16 aggravated battery charges the main sentence - instead the judge agreed the second-degree murder charge was the main offence.

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  • Trump calls compromise proposal
Trump calls compromise proposal "Down payment on border security"

They are offering $1.3 billion in new border security funding, but none specifically for a wall. Pelosi wrote a letter to Trump last week suggesting he postpone his January 29 speech until the government reopens. "There is no higher loyalty or obligation than to the people we serve and the communities we represent, and no partisan gamesmans...

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  • Downing Street rejects claim PM wants to change Good Friday Agreement
Downing Street rejects claim PM wants to change Good Friday Agreement

Time is running out to secure a deal, with the United Kingdom set to exit the European Union on March 29. But Cabinet members fear that even if May offered this, Labour would be more interested in forging an alliance with outraged pro-Brexit Tories to force an election than it would be in voting through her deal.

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  • Canceled flights, delayed trains and icy roads as winter storm moves east
Canceled flights, delayed trains and icy roads as winter storm moves east

More than 1,550 flights were canceled in and out of the U.S.as a major winter storm stymied travel across the country. Areas where the storm had already moved out by midday faced bitter cold and strong winds. Amtrak canceled trains across the Midwest and Northeast over the weekend, but said full service would resume Monday. Amtrak canceled trai...

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  • Divisions overshadow Lebanon's Arab summit as few leaders come to Beirut
Divisions overshadow Lebanon's Arab summit as few leaders come to Beirut

It also proposed the establishment of an Arab bank to finance reconstruction in Arab countries devastated by conflicts such as Syria and Yemen. "Indeed, the internal wars, the proliferation of the phenomenon of terrorism and extremism, the emergence of unparalleled waves of displaced and refugees since World War II, impacted adversely the cours...

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  • At least 21 killed in Mexico pipeline blast
At least 21 killed in Mexico pipeline blast

Pipeline owner Petróleos Mexicanos (Mexican Petroleum) known as Pemex, says "The explosion in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo was derived from the manipulation of a clandestine takeover for fuel theft in the Tuxpan-Tula pipeline". Mexican soldiers guard the area near an oil pipeline explosion in Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo state, Mexico, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. ...

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  • 117 migrants missing after dinghy spotted sinking in Mediterranean: IOM
117 migrants missing after dinghy spotted sinking in Mediterranean: IOM

The International Organization for Migration puts the number of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe past year at close to 142,000, most of whom made the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea. About 170 people are feared to have died in two separate Mediterranean shipwrecks, the UNHCR says. Since the beginning of 2019, no fewer than 83...

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  • Canadian, four others arraigned over terrorist attack in Kenyan hotel
Canadian, four others arraigned over terrorist attack in Kenyan hotel

Noordin Haji, director of the public prosecutor's office, said that the investigators had made considerable progress in their investigation, adding that he was convinced that there was a reasonable basis for further investigation of all the suspects.

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  • SANA: Syria’s air defenses repel Israeli attack in country’s south
SANA: Syria’s air defenses repel Israeli attack in country’s south

Attacks have been rare in Damascus since Syrian government forces captured the last rebel-held neighborhoods and suburbs of the capital a year ago. Some reports said the sound of gunfire could be heard shortly after the explosion. Israel has vowed repeatedly to fight against Iran's presence and influence in Syria. Iran and Hezbollah are allied wi...

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  • Weekend bringing more snow, subzero wind chills to Lawrence
Weekend bringing more snow, subzero wind chills to Lawrence

Wind chill readings will be between 4 below and 9 above Saturday into Sunday morning, even as wind speeds decrease. This bitterly cold Arctic airmass will remain in place through the weekend, Environment Canada warned. Wind chills tonight could be as low as -15° to -20° as temperatures plummet under clear skies to around zero and a steady breez...

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  • Pakistan, US agree on ‘intra-Afghan dialogue’
Pakistan, US agree on ‘intra-Afghan dialogue’

On Thursday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani called Khan to discuss how to advance the peace process. Prime Minister Imran Khan assured President Ghani that Pakistan was making honest efforts for a negotiated settlement of the conflict in Afghanistan through an inclusive peace process as part of shared responsibility.

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  • Giuliani Sets The Record Straight On Collusion
Giuliani Sets The Record Straight On Collusion

The former New York City mayor made his comments on Cuomo Prime Time while discussing court filings that alleged Paul Manafort shared polling data with a business associate with ties to Russian Federation in 2016. "The president did not collude with the Russians", Giuliani continued. Trump has repeatedly denied that there was any collusion. ...

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  • Labour MP Tells Andrew Castle There Isn't Massive Party Divisions
Labour MP Tells Andrew Castle There Isn't Massive Party Divisions

Following a tumultuous week in Parliament , which saw Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement defeated by a record majority, Sir Keir said the Prime Minister had been "reckless" in her approach to the Brexit process. Lawmakers who want a softer Brexit are preparing to try to amend May's plans in a January 29 debate, and to use parliamentary rules to ...

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  • Dead, Dozens Hurt in Car Bomb Explosion in Colombian Police School
Dead, Dozens Hurt in Car Bomb Explosion in Colombian Police School

Colombian President Ivan Duque canceled a meeting that was to have been held in western Colombia and rushed back to visit the blast site near Bogota . It was the deadliest attack in Bogota since the government struck a 2016 peace deal with the Marxist FARC rebel group. Mr Duque has demanded the ELN cease all attacks and kidnappings as a con...

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  • Led solution in DRC: AU wants CENI to 'suspend' final results
Led solution in DRC: AU wants CENI to 'suspend' final results

The AU statement reflects serious concern by states about the threat of more unrest in Congo that could spill across borders and destabilize its many neighbors. The electoral commission earlier announced that Tshisekedi had received 38.5% of the vote, compared with 34.7% for Fayulu. Clashes between Banunu and Batende communities took place in fou...

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  • 'Car Bomb' Explodes at Londonderry Court, Irish Republicans Suspected
'Car Bomb' Explodes at Londonderry Court, Irish Republicans Suspected

Police evacuated nearby buildings. Or download the Daily Star app for flash alerts on the biggest stories of the day . Former Northern Irish first minister Arlene Foster, head of the Democratic Unionist Party propping up the Conservative government in Westminster, said it was a "pointless act of terror " that "must be condemned in the stronge...

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  • CPJ concerned about U.S. detention of Iranian TV journalist
CPJ concerned about U.S. detention of Iranian TV journalist

The FBI said in an email that it had no comment. Meanwhile, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Press TV that "we have a right to continue to look after her interests" as Hashemi, born Melanie Franklin in New Orleans, also holds Iranian citizenship.

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  • Trump offers protection to young migrants in exchange for border wall
Trump offers protection to young migrants in exchange for border wall

The dispute over Trump's border wall has caused a partial government shutdown now into its fifth week. Trump's proposal further included a 3 year extension of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS), that now lets people from 10 countries stay in the United States if they left their homes to escape wars, disasters, or "other extraordinary and te...

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  • Some 800 Central American migrants enter Mexico
Some 800 Central American migrants enter Mexico

Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. UPDATE: Fox & Friends did end up covering the BuzzFeed report on Friday. Instead, groups of students in white t-shirts received the migrants as they stepped across the bridge, directing them to immigration authorities.

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