• Venezuela oil czar courts India after $20 billion hit from US
Venezuela oil czar courts India after $20 billion hit from US

Last Friday, a group of countries led by the US met in the United Nations headquarters in NY to discuss a separate draft resolution regarding the Venezuelan crisis which TASS quoted as expressing "full support" for the Venezuelan National Assembly led by self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido as the country's "only democratically elected instituti...

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  • In Revolution anniversary speech, Rouhani lays claim to Bahrain, other neighbors
In Revolution anniversary speech, Rouhani lays claim to Bahrain, other neighbors

One banner read: "Much to the dismay of America, the revolution has reached its 40th year". The 10-day period from the return of Imam Khomeini until the revolution's victory is celebrated annually in Iran, and is known as the Ten-Day Fajr (Dawn).

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  • Special weather statement issued, calling for significant winter storm on Tuesday
Special weather statement issued, calling for significant winter storm on Tuesday

Snow is likely Tuesday afternoon . SEATTLE-Residents of the Pacific Northwest took to neighborhood hills with skis, sleds or even just laundry baskets February 9 to celebrate an unusual dump of snow in a region more accustomed to winter rain.

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  • El Paso mayor: Trump 'wrong' to connect crime drop, barrier
El Paso mayor: Trump 'wrong' to connect crime drop, barrier

In recent weeks, when President Donald Trump has made the argument that "walls work", he has pointed to El Paso, Texas , as a border wall success story. But as the El Paso Times pointed out , the crime data has not backed this up. The El Paso Times, responding to Paxton's claim last month, noted that violent crime in El Paso peaked in 1993 an...

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  • Baby girl stable after three hour rescue mission
Baby girl stable after three hour rescue mission

The baby was washed six metres down the storm water drain. "Durban fire department and the police search and rescue [unit] have cleared around the pipe and are trying to reach the child". He said she was transported to Albert Luthuli Hospital via the AMS Medical Helicopter. Police are investigating the matter. "The community was very helpful and ...

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  • AIPAC doesn't contribute directly to candidates. Which pro-Israel groups do?
AIPAC doesn't contribute directly to candidates. Which pro-Israel groups do?

My intention is never to offend my constituents of Jewish Americans as a whole", she said in a statement . "We have always to be willing to step back and think through criticism , just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity".

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  • Governor Northam digs himself further into hole in new interview
Governor Northam digs himself further into hole in new interview

A California woman has accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting her 15 years ago, saying in a statement Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, that she repressed the memory for years but came forward in part because of the possibility that Fairfax could succeed a scandal-mired governor.

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  • Clashes with Israeli soldiers kill 2 Palestinians, wound dozens in eastern Gaza
Clashes with Israeli soldiers kill 2 Palestinians, wound dozens in eastern Gaza

Since Palestinians began holding almost-daily rallies along the buffer zone in March of previous year, Israeli forces have killed more than 250 Palestinians and wounded more than 25.000, including children, women, and elders, according to the Ministry of Health.

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  • Morning Breaking: Poisonous liquor kills 42 in Uttar Pradesh
Morning Breaking: Poisonous liquor kills 42 in Uttar Pradesh

An estimated 91 people have died in Saharanpur and Haridwar, adjoining districts of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand states, after consuming the methanol-laced brew on Thursday. Officials said the liquor was first consumed in neighboring Uttarakhand where villagers from Saharanpur attended a funeral, and was then smuggled back to Saharanpur district...

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  • Thailand election 2019: Princess disqualified from prime minister bid
Thailand election 2019: Princess disqualified from prime minister bid

Since Thaksin was ousted by a military coup in 2006, Thailand's establishment has had little success in trying to weaken his political machine with constitutional amendments, court rulings and changes to the electoral system. "The royal announcement made it clear that the party violated electoral law", said Mr Srisuwan Janya, secretary-general of...

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  • Hakeem al-Araibi: Thailand to free refugee footballer
Hakeem al-Araibi: Thailand to free refugee footballer

But Araibi says the case is bogus and tied to his criticism of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, a member of Bahrain's ruling family. Al-Araibi plays for Pascoe Vale FC in Melbourne. Foreign minister Marise Payne said there were still "a number of steps to go in this process" but said al-Araibi wou...

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  • 'Afghan peace deal before July 20 elections better'
'Afghan peace deal before July 20 elections better'

USA peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad held six days of talks - perhaps the most productive to date - with the Taliban in Doha last month and is due to meet Taliban representatives again on February 25. Nonetheless, Tuesday in Trump's second State of the Union, the president suggested some American forces could leave Afghanistan soon and vowed to end t...

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  • Turkey building collapse death toll hits 14
Turkey building collapse death toll hits 14

Experts from the Istanbul branch of the chamber of civil engineers who visited the site concluded that the "load-bearing columns had lost the capacity to carry the weight" of the building . The building had 14 apartments with 43 registered residents. Turkish media said three of the seven floors had been illegally built. The collapse fuelled ...

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  • French Yellow Vest Anti-Government Protests Turn Violent in Paris
French Yellow Vest Anti-Government Protests Turn Violent in Paris

A Sputnik France correspondent who covered the rally on Saturday captured on video a vehicle with the Vigipirate logo being engulfed in flames. As scuffles broke out in front of the National Assembly and French police responded with tear gas, paramedics huddled around the injured protester at the National Assembly gates.

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  • Armed FBI raid & arrest of Roger Stone caught on CCTV FOOTAGE
Armed FBI raid & arrest of Roger Stone caught on CCTV FOOTAGE

US District Judge Amy Berman Jackson , who is handling the case, said during a hearing a week ago that she is considering a gag order on both parties. " Kim Kardashian has 59.5 million followers on Twitter... Roger Stone's Instagram following amounts to 39 thousand subscribers". Agents later walk Stone back into his home, still handcuffed, fo...

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  • Democrats commit to securing Trump tax returns
Democrats commit to securing Trump tax returns

During a television interview Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Trump's warning shows that "he's scared". McConnell's tactic could remove a significant hurdle confronting the talks. "We need to get that as soon as possible now that we have the opportunity to do it, and it ought to be at the top of the list". U.S. Pre...

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  • Winter Snow Storm Wallops Pacific Northwest; Washington Declares State of Emergency
Winter Snow Storm Wallops Pacific Northwest; Washington Declares State of Emergency

The snow will likely taper east early Sunday evening. More than a foot of snow was recorded by Saturday morning, February 9, in some areas, including on the Olympic Peninsula, in the nation's latest bout of winter weather. Inslee declared a state of emergency over the storm. Heavy snow did do some damage in Yosemite National Park , where they go...

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  • Possible wintry mix may bring snow, sleet, rain on Tuesday
Possible wintry mix may bring snow, sleet, rain on Tuesday

More rain to end the week: Another potent storm system brings a threat of some heavier rain late Thursday (Valentine's Day) and Friday. To the south of the snow zone, a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain can create slick road conditions from the mid-Mississippi Valley, including around St.

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  • Year-old with cancer sworn in as Freeport TX cop
Year-old with cancer sworn in as Freeport TX cop

Garviey was emotional as Abigail took the oath to continue fighting the "bad guys" until she is cancer free. "The chemo and radiation hasn't worked and basically the family is now leaving it in God's hands and praying for a miracle", Freeport Police Chief Raymond Garivey Jr.

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  • Canada jails Quebec mosque shooter, no parole for 40 years
Canada jails Quebec mosque shooter, no parole for 40 years

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly reported that Alexandre Bissonnette had already been sentenced to life in prison, with no chance of parole for 35 years. Outside the courtroom, Aymen Derbali, who was left quadriplegic in the shooting, said he was "very upset and astonished" that Bissonnette did not get more time.

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