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World Texas man killed after e-cigarette explodes
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Brown's grandmother said he sat back inside the auto to use the device when the battery exploded. Alice Brown said doctors at John Peter Smith Hospital told her that William suffered a stroke inside the auto and eventually had bleeding in his brain.

World Trump Makes Last Appeal for Wall Funding in State of Union Address
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Excerpts as released by the White House appear below. President Donald Trump lambasted socialism during his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, prompting cheers and chants of "USA, USA" from Republicans in the chamber. Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey. Abrams narrowly lost her bid in November to become America's first black female governor, and party leaders are aggressively recruiting her to run for U.S.

World United Nations rejects call to join Venezuela mediation efforts
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The term "recognize" was, however, absent from the joint declaration, fueling speculation that European countries are not prepared to go as far as the United States in escalating economic sanctions on the country. Trudeau said he personally conveyed Canada's support to Guaido on Sunday during a phone conversation. The statement added that Trudeau "commended Juan Guaido for his courage and leadership in helping to return democracy to Venezuela and offered Canada's continued support".

World Search for owner of USB found in Invercargill seal poo
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The sample was submitted by a vet who had been monitoring a sickly-looking leopard seal on Oreti Beach, Invercargill , on New Zealand's South Island. The only hints as to who had taken the footage were the blue kayak and a glimpse of a human's red-tipped rubber shoes. The USB drive is just the latest addition to the oeuvre of dystopian animal meals.

World Why Vietnam for the second Trump-Kim summit?
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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would hold his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on February 27-28, while giving himself credit for averting a major war on the Korean Peninsula. It said the country's nuclear and ballistic missile programs remained intact and that North Korea was working to make sure those capabilities could not be destroyed by any military strikes.

World 'Intra-Afghan' Talks Under Way In Moscow Amid Continuing Violence
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The Russian government has denied organizing the meeting , which is being hosted by a Moscow-based organization of Afghan diaspora leaders. Moscow had made a decision to snub Afghan government officials, sources said, to ensure the participation of the Taliban who refuse to hold talks with representatives of Western-backed President Ashraf Ghani, branding them puppets of the United States .

World Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez To Bring Activist Who Confronted Jeff Flake To SOTU
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She wasn't planning on leaping into that elevator ahead of the Kavanaugh vote, but after hearing the stories of survivors across the country, she went in. Her choice of guest came as a newly unearthed sexual-assault claim threatened to rattle the political world. After the probe failed to produce any compelling evidence of Kavanaugh's guilt, Flake ultimately voted in favor of his confirmation.

World U.K. Parliament Warned on No-Deal Brexit as Nissan Backs Out
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The prime minister will say: 'I know this is a concerning time for many people here in Ireland. "And it is in that vein, in that light, that we are working with politicians across Westminster, across the House of Commons, but also will be working with others - with the Irish Government and with the European Union - to find a way that enables us to maintain our commitments that we have set, very clearly, for no hard border, but to do it in a way that provides a Withdrawal Agreement and ...

World Nissan Bosses 'Want Labour To Work With Theresa May For Brexit Deal'
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Gianluca de Ficchy, the chairman of Nissan Europe, explained the manufacturer's decision by citing business reasons, in particular, the decrease in diesel sales across Europe and "reduced volumes forecast" for X-Trail in Europe. 'It is contingent too on a positive decision by the Nissan Board to allocate production of the Qashqai and X-Trail models to the Sunderland plant .

World French 'yellow vests' march through Paris against police violence
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Protesters have taken to towns and cities across the country over the past three months as part of the ongoing protests. Nearly 14,000 people are participating in a yellow vest march in Paris on Saturday to pay tribute to those injured in demonstrations and to condemn the police for using high-velocity rubber ball launchers, local media reported, citing a non-governmental organization.

World US Senate rebukes Trump over Syria, Afghanistan withdrawal plans
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Iraqi President Barham Salih said on Monday that Donald Trump did not ask permission to station usa troops in Iraq to "watch Iran ". The report echoes what intelligence chiefs told lawmakers on Capitol Hill last week - that a vacuum left by the departure of US troops could be filled by ISIS or al Qaeda in Syria or Iraq.

World Pope Francis celebrates public mass in UAE
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It's the brainchild of Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayeb, the grand imam of Egypt's Al-Azhar, the revered 1,000-year-old seat of Sunni Islam that trains clerics and scholars from around the world. Pope Francis' trip has been warmly welcomed by Filipino and Indian Catholics among the UAE's huge migrant workforce. Meanwhile, secretary-general of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Sheikh Ali al-Qaradaghi, a Doha-based body, said that while the union supports dialogue and interfaith dialogue, the ...

World Paris Fire: Seven people killed, over 20 injured
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Speaking alongside Heitz and Castaner at an impromptu press conference, Hidalgo said that the building was very hard for fire ambulances to access, and had at least 50 apartments. Some scrambled onto nearby roofs to escape the smoke and flames and were rescued by firefighters. Heitz said a 40-year-old woman, who lived in the building, had been taken into custody, and an inquest has been opened.

World Virginia Gov. Northam meets with senior staff amid mounting pressure to resign
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A scandal over a 1984 medical school yearbook photo of someone wearing blackface is threatening to cripple the Virginia governor's exercise of his duties. trying to make a joke out of people's fears of the Ku Klux Klan or the blackface". I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now'.

World Freezing rain Tuesday night will make for a messy Wednesday morning commute
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The agency predicts a modest amount snow and sleet will make driving conditions hazardous across northern IL. Freezing rain will begin early this afternoon, according to the advisory from Environment Canada. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and extremely hazardous. "If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance".

World Exit from arms pact with Russia
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Pompeo took to Twitter Saturday to announce the "consequences" Russian Federation will face from NATO allies for breaching the INF Treaty. Russian Federation vowed on Saturday to develop "new types of weapons" as it suspended a Cold War-era nuclear missile treaty with the U.S., which pulled back from the pact a day earlier, raising the spectre of a new arms race.

World UK's Mallya move a boost for govt bid to get back fugitives
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Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya will be extradited to India to face trial for alleged fraud and money laundering amounting to Rs 9,000 crore, UK's home secretary has decided. "We await early completion of the legal process for his extradition", the sources said, adding that Mallya's extradition may still take time. December 7, 2017: The hearing resumes with Mallya's defence claiming his offer to pay back almost 80 per cent of the principle loan amount owed to the Indian banks, led by ...

World Iran warns Europe not to force ‘strategic leap’ on missile range
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In January, it tried to launch a satellite into space which it said failed. Experts say that Iran has a history of overinflating its capabilities but warn that concerns over Iran's long-range ballistic missile development are founded. The European Union has adopted a so-called two track approach aims to Iran. Iran will be forced to make a "strategic leap" if European or other countries try to limit its missile might, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the second-in-command of the Islamic ...

World Federal prosecutors subpoena Trump’s inaugural committee
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ABC News reported earlier that prosecutors in the Southern District of NY had contacted the committee and meant to subpoena the organisation for documents, citing sources the network didn't identify. Late a year ago, when reports of the inaugural committee probe first surfaced, Trump's press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, told reporters that it didn't involve the president.

World White House Defends Trump 'Executive Time'
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Officials also said that Trump will occasionally hold meeting that he does not want White House staff to know about during his Executive Time and typically has one or two meetings per day that are not on his schedule . Trump's White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders reaffirmed the president's style of leadership. The White House has not responded to CNN's request for comment about the report.

World Boston Fans Bask In Victory After 6th Patriots Super Bowl Win
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Tom Brady No. 12 of the New England Patriots shouts in the second half Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga., on February 3, 2019. The Rams looked likely to hit right back when Jared Goff marched Los Angeles into New England territory only to be intercepted on the four-yard line with four minutes to play.

World San Francisco Chinatown stages mini-parade to celebrate Chinese New Year
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The traditional Chinese zodiac consists of 12 animals. As per the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 14.5 percent of global emissions are caused by livestock. PETA has launched Social media campaigns over Weibo - China's Twitter - using the hashtag #PigYearDontEatThem. The central theme of Chinese New Year is family.

World Jury weighs fate of Mexican drug kingpin
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In this handout provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Federal authorities announced Friday that Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera, known by various aliases including, El Chapo , will face charges filed in Brooklyn, New York , following his extradition to the United States from Mexico .

World European Union countries step up pressure on Venezuela's defiant Maduro
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Under Maduro's stewardship, oil-dependent Venezuela has plunged into an economic crisis, suffering from hyperinflation and shortages of food and medicine. Earlier Sunday, Maduro addressed troops on military exercises in Venezuela's coastal northeast, calling on them for "maximum cohesion" a day after a top Air Force general publicly sided with Guaido.

World Israel begins construction of new 6-meter tall Gaza border barrier
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The construction of the wall is expected to finish by the end of the year . "We strongly condemn Israel's unilateral termination of the mandate of the ‹Temporary International Presence in Hebron' (TIPH). Israeli forces stopped armed terrorists who penetrated across the Gaza border into Israel . They want to be able to return to the villages and towns their families were ethnically cleansed from in the follow up to Israel's establishment in 1948.

World Cuomo calls for investigation of federal jail
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A notice on the jail's website said all visits have been suspended until further notice. Rep. Nydia Velazquez of NY (D) said she visited the center on Saturday and there " appeared " to be some heat restored, but that the facility was still " dark and cold ".

World Hakeem Al-Araibi to remain in Thai prison
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A high-profile and extraordinarily unified worldwide campaign seeks his return to Australia, but Thailand has insisted on sending him through the court system. Araibi was convicted of vandalising a police station in Bahrain and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in absentia. Thailand is not a signatory to the refugee convention and has a history of sending refugees back to their countries of origin.