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Pakistani ambassador summoned by Afghanistan

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The Friendship Gate was closed on Friday as part of tightening security in the wake of the suicide attack on the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan town of Sindh in which almost 90 people lost their lives and over 340 others suffered injuries. Read More »

Samsung heir arrested in corruption probe

Lee's impending arrest comes a day after he was questioned for eight hours by the same Seoul court that previously denied a similar warrant request, citing lack of evidence. Lee's arrest will likely shock the business community. Lee is accused of giving bribes worth $36 million to Geun-hye and an associate to win government favors. Read More »

DACA Recipient Detained in Tacoma ICE Facility

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A Seattle resident who came to the USA illegally as a child may have been the first arrest under President Donald Trump of an immigrant protected by an Obama-era order. Barber says the increased enforcement actions are directly related to a new executive order signed by President Trump which significantly broadened the priorities for ICE deportations. Read More »

European Parliament ratifies Canada trade deal at long last

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Officials say Trudeau is more than aware that the 2016 St. Matthew's keynote speaker was former British prime minister David Cameron, who used his speech to outline his plan for countering his country's Brexit movement to leave the EU. The deal was not resoundingly endorsed by the European Union parliament, with 58 percent of its members supporting CETA after a boisterous debate that saw tempers flare repeatedly. Read More »

Trump, S.Africa's Zuma discuss security and trade

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U.S. President Donald Trump telephoned President Jacob Zuma on Monday evening, said the South African Presidency. After his call with Buhari, President Trump also requested and completed a phone call with South Africa's Zuma. This will be the the first conversation between the two presidents since Trump was inaugurated in January. Nigerian time (about 2.45 p.m. SA time). For the two African states, the call could signify Trump's support for the two African large economies. Read More »

Toshiba Is $6.3 Billion in the Hole After Some Terrible Business Decisions

But Toshiba's auditors figured out, way after the fact, that the company had overpaid. Chairman Shigenori Shiga is resigning to take responsibility for the widening crisis, Toshiba said late Tuesday. Toshiba explained it received internal information about inadequate governance during the acquisition process of a U.S. nuclear construction company. Read More »

Border Agents Find Catapult Used To Launch Drugs Over Southern Border

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Border Patrol agents have made sure it can't be used again. The agents also found over 47 pounds of marijuana nearby. Border Patrol agents in the area of the Douglas Port of Entry , southeast of Tucson, on February 10 noticed a few people on the south side of the fence who ran away as the agents approached. Read More »

Pakistan wants nothing to do with Valentine's Day

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In previous years, Jamaat-e-Islami, the Islamic political organization and social conservative movement in Pakistan, has been known to hold rallies against Valentine's Day - last year the group publically burned Valentine's Day cards. The petitions called for ban on the grounds that the widely celebrated event encourages nudity, indecency, immorality among others. If you're thinking about making a study of how couples celebrate this day, the Muslim world and the milieus of the radical Left ... Read More »

Kim Jong-un's Brother Killed With Poison Spray at Airport

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When his condition didn't improve, he was taken in an ambulance to a hospital. He said Seoul should "urge the Malaysian government to promptly identify the truth of the case and present it to the worldwide community". It is not clear when he left North Korea, but Kim Jong Nam spent time living in Macau and China and was absent from his father's funeral in 2011, fueling earlier rumors that he had been banished from the country. Read More »

Kim Jong Un's half-brother assassinated in Malaysia

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According to Malaysian daily Berita Harian , Malaysian police say a woman approached Kim at a departure lounge at 8am, where he was to board a flight to Macau , and covered his head with a cloth soaked in an unidentified liquid that stung his eyes. Read More »

Border Wall Cost Estimate Soars in Leaked Report

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The cost put forth in the DHS report is much higher than estimates by Trump and GOP congressional leaders, including House Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanThe world is safer because of the Iran deal. The document details a plan composed of 3 phases where the construction can begin along the 1,250 miles long border, and the challenges facing the construction, along with the cost estimate. Read More »

Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Calls Trump's Comments about the Judiciary 'Demoralizing'

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Vice President Mike Pence defended Trump's criticism of Judge Robart when he was asked whether it was appropriate for the president to question the legitimacy of a federal judge by referring to him in a tweet as a "so-called judge ". Trump's increasingly aggressive attacks on the judiciary, calling the president's criticism of independent judges "demoralizing" and 'disheartening'". Read More »

400 whales stranded on New Zealand beach

A lot of them died and rescuers were trying to help surviving ones back into the sea on Saturday. "Unless they get a couple of strong leaders who decide to head out to sea, the remaining whales will try and keep with their pod on the beach". Read More »

New Trump Orders Float 'Defining New Crimes' Against Law Enforcement

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Through his presidential campaign Trump frequently cast himself as a "law and order " candidate who would reduce crime in cities like Baltimore and Chicago - without articulating his plans to do so. He told black churchgoers in OH that communities of colour have crime-ridden inner cities, no jobs and their schools are "no good". Trump said one of the task forces will be focused specifically on the problem of violence against police. Read More »

Federal Appeals Court Won't Reinstate Trump Travel Ban

While it seems the president plans to move the US Supreme Court, here are the reactions his tweet garnered. The 90-day ban affected people from seven countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. They concluded that "these competing public interests do not justify a stay". However, the appeals court justices expressed doubt that Mr Trump's government would be successful if it launched another appeal. Read More »

Twelve killed in Bali village landslide in Indonesia

Two of the seven victims were children: a seven-year-old girl and one-year-old boy, whose mother also didn't survive, according to reports. Red Cross aid workers and the military personnel are engaged in rescue operations, the National Disaster Agency officials told Jakarta Globe. Read More »

Bill authorising European Union withdrawal passes Commons

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Before 1999, the House of Lords was primarily composed of hereditary peers who had inherited their seats from their ancestors. The Secretary of State for exiting the EU, David Davis called the vote "historic", saying it was now time for everyone, whichever way they voted in the referendum, to unite to make a success of the important task at hand for the country. Read More »

Yemen withdraws consent for United States ground operations

The alleged target of a US raid late last month in Yemen survived the attack, and now he's taunting President Donald Trump in a new audio message. Yemen's decision is a major step backwards for the new president's anti-terror strategy involving more action against terrorist groups such as ISIS and Al Qaeda.(ANSAmed). Read More »

United Kingdom tourists face European Union roaming charges post-Brexit

United Kingdom lawmakers will get the chance to reject Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal before it is finalized, potentially forcing her to return to the negotiating table and seek better terms. Mr Corbyn, who backed the Remain side in last year's European Union referendum, has ordered his MPs to support the government's bill, whether amendments are accepted or not. Read More »

Girl Scouts, United Dairymen of Idaho team up

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Think you've tried the Girl Scout S'mores cookie? Local councils and troops keep 100 percent of the net revenue raised through the cookie sale. Cookies are $4 per box upon delivery and are preservative free with no artificial colors. -9 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-8 p.m. on Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. on Sundays, according to a statement from the mall this week. Those looking to purchase cookies can check out the phone cookie locator app, which will help locate cookie sale booths in your area. Read More »

Malcolm Turnbull shrugs off White House's name and shame

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Donald Trump's intention in his phone call with Malcolm Turnbull last week was to terminate the refugee resettlement deal with Australia. "I don't know what happened during last week's telephone call between the president of the United States and the prime minister of Australia", Alexander reportedly told the Senate. Read More »

Afghan civilian casualties hit all-time high, says UN

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The group's spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, in an email to Pajhwok Afghan News said the civilian casualties had been misjudged in the United Nations report. Within hours Afghan forces bolstered by reinforcements and air support repelled the militants, though fighting continued in the outskirts. They also documented a 10-fold increase in casualties - 899 deaths and injuries - caused by IS militants, who past year launched an increasing number of suicide attacks. Read More »

Israel begins demolition of Amona settlement outpost

The private Palestinian land would be seized by the government and held until there is a final resolution of decades-long Israel-Palestinian conflict. "The law passed by the Knesset today proves yet again that Israel has no intention of ending its control over the Palestinians or its theft of their land", the group said in a statement. Read More »

Matip and other absentees goaded by Cameroon coach

Hugo Broos's young, exuberant team had danced and sung their way into the Stade de l'Amitie before the game, all relaxed smiles and solidarity. In the 88th minute, substitute striker Aboubakar struck home the victor with an incredible piece of individual skill. Read More »

Brooklyn man arrested in death of Queens jogger

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Chief Robert Boyce , with the NYPD , said that Vetrano had marks on her body and her clothes were "in disarray". Chief of Detectives Boyce says it appeared the encounter that led to Vetrano's death was a chance one. The Massachusetts State Police say the investigation remains active. "She had the DNA under her fingernails", he said. Vetrano's parents, Phillip and Cathy, said they were relieved at the identification. Read More »

Avalanche hits northwest Pakistan, at least 14 dead

Scores of people have been killed after heavy snow and avalanches hit Afghanistan and Pakistan over the weekend. At least five other deaths from collapsed roofs were reported elsewhere in Nuristan. "Fortunately we arrived on time and there is not a single casualty", he said, noting that officials expected the road to reopen quickly. The Salang highway connecting northern and central Afghanistan and crossing high mountains was also closed and will remain blocked until the snow is cleared ... Read More »

Arvind Kejriwal questions Punjab government over Jora Singh panel

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Rasing the issue of fewer hours of voting in Punjab, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal tweeted saying: "As per EC notification, polling time in Goa from 7 a.m.to 5 p.m. Election Commission of India (ECI) officials, after the closing of polls, said in a press conference: "For the first time, 100 percent use of electronically transmitted postal ballot system was conducted in Goa". Read More »

Modi sees 'SCAM' in UP rivals; CM, Congress hit back

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And till the time you don't vote the SCAM out, UP will not be seeing good days. PM Modi has coined a new acronym- SCAM- which stand for Samajwadi Party, Congress, Akhilesh and Mayawati; thus taking a jibe at his rivals in Uttar Pradesh before assembly polls that are scheduled to begin next week. Read More »

Mexico Refutes Versions of Trump's Military Threats

Trump also clashed with the Mexican leader over USA plans to construct a border wall between the nations, prompting the Pena Nieto to cancel a scheduled trip to Washington. " You have a bunch of bad hombres down there ", Trump allegedly said to the Mexican leader. In an April 2011 interview, President Donald Trump said he'd put the American military on the border to stop illegal immigration . Read More »

United States defence chief to discuss North with officials in S. Korea, Japan

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Trump's new administration, as a listening tour. The commitment was made after Mattis met South Korea's acting president and prime minister, Hwang Kyo-ahn, in Seoul. -South Korea alliance of more than 60 years "remains even more relevant today" and that the United States was "determined to take steps to strengthen the alliance further to defend against the evolving North Korean threat ", according to a statement issued by the Pentagon. Read More »