• ISRO launches military satellite Microsat-R successfully
ISRO launches military satellite Microsat-R successfully

About 14 minutes into the flight, the rocket would eject Microsat R at an altitude of about 277 km. PSLV is a four-stage launch vehicle with alternating solid and liquid stages. This is the first time the launch vehicle would have a flight with just two strap-on motors, called the DL mode. For its part, ISRO is experimenting on two aspects of t...

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  • Wilbur Ross asks why furloughed workers aren't taking out loans
Wilbur Ross asks why furloughed workers aren't taking out loans

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Thursday downplayed the ongoing partial government shutdown's impacts on federal workers , claiming they should simply take out loans to cover the costs of necessities. "But this is so much bigger than any one person". Meanwhile, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Thursday the upcoming trade ...

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  • Europe Gives Maduro A Timeline For New Elections
Europe Gives Maduro A Timeline For New Elections

He said Cuba has sent "security and intelligence thugs" to sustain Maduro's "illegitimate rule". Russia, China, South Africa and Equatorial Guinea also blocked a USA push for a U.N. He returned to the corridors of power in 2001, as a director on the National Security Council for President George W. Bush. Venezuela has sunk into turmoil under M...

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  • US urges world to pick sides on Venezuela
US urges world to pick sides on Venezuela

Arreaza said Maduro's government still hopes to establish communication and dialogue with U.S. President Donald Trump's administration. The U.S. and Cuba had a similar arrangement for decades before the Obama administration restored diplomatic relations with the communist-run island.

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  • The shutdown today: Trump decides to postpone speech
The shutdown today: Trump decides to postpone speech

Pelosi told the president that for now, she would not consider a measure authorizing the speech, an annual, televised rite in American politics traditionally delivered in the House chamber. Beasley, a communication studies professor at Vanderbilt University. A competing proposal by Senate Democrats that would open government through February ...

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  • Labour Party Chair Slams Idea Of 'Divisive' Second Brexit Referendum
Labour Party Chair Slams Idea Of 'Divisive' Second Brexit Referendum

Ex-Foreign Secretary David Miliband has called for a fresh Brexit referendum, saying it should not only be an option "when everything else has failed". Parliament will vote on May's alternative Brexit proposals on Tuesday, as well as a series of amendments that include delaying the UK's departure from the European Union by negotiating an extension ...

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  • 5 people dead in Louisiana shooting: Suspect at large, 'armed and dangerous'
5 people dead in Louisiana shooting: Suspect at large, 'armed and dangerous'

A manhunt is underway in the southeastern USA state of Louisiana for a 21-year-old man suspected of gunning down five people, local authorities said. Authorities now seek public help in tracking down the main suspect in the case who they believe poses real danger. Dakota Theriot is suspected in two shootings: three people were killed in L...

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  • Senate to reconvene, debate CJN Onnoghen's suspension
Senate to reconvene, debate CJN Onnoghen's suspension

Under Nigeria's constitution, a chief justice can be removed only if he is convicted of an offendce or if the Senate upholds a presidential request to do so by a two-thirds majority. The British High Commission also expressed "serious concern over the suspension", saying in a statement: "It risks affecting both domestic and worldwide perceptions on...

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  • Rescuers recover body of Spanish boy who fell down well
Rescuers recover body of Spanish boy who fell down well

Julen is believed to have fallen down a 100 metre deep, 25 centimetre wide borehole in the Spanish countryside 12 days ago. The discovery of the boy's body was finally confirmed in the early hours of Saturday morning by the central government's representative.

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  • Scotland's papers: Salmond charged with two attempted rapes
Scotland's papers: Salmond charged with two attempted rapes

Let me say at the outset I am innocent of any criminality whatsover. Looking exhausted but defiant, Mr Salmond - the man who got to within ten per cent of achieving Scottish independence and breaking up Britain - strongly denied all suggestions of criminality after a five minute appearance before Sheriff Frank Crowe.

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  • Taliban-US talks 'making headway'
Taliban-US talks 'making headway'

In 2015, Pakistan facilitated the landmark first round of direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Islamabad, but the process broke down after Taliban announced the death of their longtime leader Mullah Omer, triggering a bitter power struggle within the militia.

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  • Ex-Trump fixer Michael Cohen subpoenaed by Senate committee, lawyer says
Ex-Trump fixer Michael Cohen subpoenaed by Senate committee, lawyer says

Two key House Democratic chairman said Wednesday that they sympathized with Cohen's concerns but that ultimately this was not up to him. One thing that is clear is that Cohen has been ordered to report to prison in early March to begin the three-year sentence he received from a federal judge in New York City last month.

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  • FORECAST: Light snow showers possible this weekend
FORECAST: Light snow showers possible this weekend

Wind chills values will be even colder than that which keeps the frostbite potential around. Temperatures will tumble through the teens during Thursday afternoon with overnight low temperatures in the teens below zero by Friday morning. Winds will be lighter throughout the weekend, but temperatures remain cold in the single digits for highs. The ...

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  • Trump climbs down in wall row, Congress passes bill ending shutdown
Trump climbs down in wall row, Congress passes bill ending shutdown

The short-term deal effectively ends the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi , a Democrat , told reporters earlier she was willing to meet Trump to discuss the shutdown. Democrats remained unyielding in their opposition to a wall, one of Trump's signature campaign promises that they call ...

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  • Netanyahu Stops Qatari Cash Transfer to Hamas After Gaza Violence
Netanyahu Stops Qatari Cash Transfer to Hamas After Gaza Violence

Hamas confirmed he was a member of its armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades. The payment would be the third of six planned tranches, totalling US$90 million, in connection with the truce. Palestinian resistance movement, Islamic Jihad, lashed out at the Zionist entity over accusations of destabilizing Gaza strip , stressing that such all...

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  • Jayme Closs to receive $25,000 in reward money for rescuing herself
Jayme Closs to receive $25,000 in reward money for rescuing herself

Jennie-O and its parent company, Hormel Foods, announced Thursday that they're working with law enforcement to get Jennie-O's share of the reward to Jayme. The complaint said Patterson went to the Closs home October 15 with the intent to abduct Jayme and with plans to kill if necessary. The Kasinskas told CNN on Wednesday that they did not want...

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  • Florida Bank Shooter Killed Five Women in Apparent Random Attack
Florida Bank Shooter Killed Five Women in Apparent Random Attack

He said the remainder of the victims were also bank employees. "The people she loved and the difference she made", Piñon-Williams' brother-in-law, Tim Williams , said. Police say the man who confessed to fatally shooting five women in a Florida bank would not let authorities into the branch after more than an hour of negotiations.

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  • Turkey, Russia have 'no problems' with northern Syria safe zone: Erdogan
Turkey, Russia have 'no problems' with northern Syria safe zone: Erdogan

Weeks after President Donald Trump announced that he would pull all US troops out of Syria , the leaders of Russian Federation and Turkey sat down to make their own plans for the country that would exclude the U.S. The YPG still controls the small region of Tal Rifaat, wedged between an area under Turkish control to the north and areas controlled ...

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  • People Reportedly Missing After Brazilian Mining Company's Dam Collapses
People Reportedly Missing After Brazilian Mining Company's Dam Collapses

He said a restaurant was buried by the mud at lunchtime. Four people were taken to hospital and were in a stable condition. Another dam administered by Vale and Australian mining company BHP Billiton collapsed in Mariana, Minas Gerais, in 2015 , resulting in 19 deaths and dislocating hundreds from their homes.

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  • Trump to give State of Union 'when shutdown is over'
Trump to give State of Union 'when shutdown is over'

It's not even about the wall at this point. Pelosi on Thursday spoke after Trump suggested a "reasonable" installment on such a barrier might be a way to solve the impasse. As of Thursday, Pelosi told members of the press that she "doesn't understand why" the president needs a wall. "You heard from the [FBI agents] association because of the ...

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