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World Civilians rescued from last Islamic State holdout in Syria
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The evacuation convoy on Wednesday, however, as well as the presence of Isis fighters among the women and children, suggested the battle was finally moving into its endgame. The Kurdish-led forces were able to trap the jihadists in less than half a kilometer within Baghouz, while dozens of civilians and some fighters surrendered themselves.

World Young woman who joined ISIS won't be allowed to re-enter U.S.
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Pompeo says Hoda Muthana does not have a USA passport or any legal basis to enter the country. Pompeo's statement did not explain why the State Department did not consider Muthana a US citizen. Her lawyer says that this act, if it did take place, isn't sufficient grounds for Muthana to have to forfeit her citizenship. 'I'm a normal human being who has been manipulated, ' Hoda, who was 20 when she fled, said.

World Statue Of US Sailor Kissing Nurse Vandalised With '#MeToo'
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Tuesday. Recent reactions to the photo differ since it was revealed Navy sailor George Mendonsa did not know Greta Zimmer Friedman when he grabbed her and kissed her in New York City's Times Square on August 14, 1945, during V-J Day celebrations, when Japan surrendered to the United States, ending the war.

World Pilot dead after stunt planes collide in India
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One Indian Air Force pilot was killed after two BAE Hawk aircraft collided mid air. Two planes had been flying as part of an Indian Air Force rehearsal for an upcoming show when the collision occurred in front of horrified onlookers. The aerobatic team was scheduled to perform at Aero India 2019 , a five-day air show expected to draw almost 500 Indian and foreign aviation firms and defence contractors.

World McCabe: ‘No One Objected’ When Congressional Leaders Were Told about Trump Probe
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Meanwhile, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has pledged to investigate conversations regarding using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. "Absolutely not", McCabe said. "I can't even describe for you how many things would have been coursing through the Deputy Attorney-General's mind at that point".

World Covington Catholic teen sues Washington Post for $250 MILLION
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It added, "The Post ignored basic journalist standards because it wanted to advance its well-known and easily documented, biased agenda against President Donald J. Nicholas Sandmann , who sued the newspaper through his parents, Ted and Julie Sandmann, became an global figure after video showed him smiling and standing face-to-face with Mr.

World Theresa May nightmare as she faces MPs after Tory trio QUITS
Author: 0 Theresa May nightmare as she faces MPs after Tory trio QUITS

Remain backing Tories Sarah Woolaston, Anna Soubry and Heidi Allen resigned the whip on Wednesday morning. Veteran former Cabinet minister Ken Clarke, a leading Europhile on the Tory benches, suggested as many as six Conservatives could split away.

World USA congressional committee probe nuclear tech sale plan to Riyadh
Author: 0 USA congressional committee probe nuclear tech sale plan to Riyadh

IP3 immediately denied any wrongdoing, claiming that - on the contrary - its main goal is to protect vital USA national security interests in the Middle East and beyond. Despite Flynn's firing in February 2017, the plan appeared to continue to progress with Barrack's support. United States president Donald Trump shows a chart highlighting arms sales to Saudi Arabia during a meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on ...

World Australia says ‘state actor hacked parties, parliament
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Morrison revealed Monday that the computer networks used by the government parties - the Liberal Party and the Nationals - as well as the opposition Labor Party had also been affected. Although the country is due to hold elections in the coming months, Morrison says there is " no evidence of any electoral interference ". Elections to the upper house of Australia's parliament, the Senate, are due to take place in around three months from now.

World Huawei founder: United States can not crush technology firm
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Amid a firestorm of legal and political salvoes fired at Huawei by the USA government, Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei insisted this week that "there's no way the USA can crush us" while denying that his company will give China's government backdoor access to its next-generation 5G network.

World UN Ambassador Search Tightens As Nauert Steps Out
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Prior to being appointed to her position at the State Department , Nauert worked as a correspondent for ABC News and a news presenter for Fox News . State Department officials insisted there was nothing unusual in that delay, arguing that Attorney General William Barr's nomination went more smoothly because he had already been confirmed once, in 1991.

World Trump wanted ally to lead probe targeting him
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Trump soured on Whitaker as well, according to Times , which said it was "unclear" what Whitaker did after the call. Many argued at the time that his appointment was a clear - and likely unconstitutional - effort by the president to gain control over the sprawling investigations into him and his allies, including but not limited to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe.

World Backed Syrian forces seek to evacuate civilians from IS holdout
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Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has said most of the fighters left in the town of Baghuz are foreigners, among the thousands drawn by IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's promise of a new jihadist utopia straddling the Iraqi-Syrian border and expunging national borders.

World Ex-congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison after sexting scandal
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Weiner, 54, was transferred to a residential re-entry center in Brooklyn to serve the remainder of his 21-month prison sentence for sending sexually explicit text messages to a 15-year-old girl, the records show . He will spend three years on supervised release and will have to pay a $10,000 fine as well as register as a sex offender. As NPR reported at the time, he was aware that the recipient was in high school.

World Illinois gunman's family: 'We deeply apologize' for shootings
Author: 0 Illinois gunman's family: 'We deeply apologize' for shootings

In a Facebook post on Sunday , the grieving widow called the day she learned about the workplace killings "a literal nightmare". "I want to shout from the rooftops about how awesome Josh was!" the post reads. He was on the dean's list at NIU's business college. Russell Beyer of Yorkville, Illinois, was a mold operator. Russ Beyer had followed in the footsteps of his father, a previous union chairman who worked at Henry Pratt for four decades.

World Facebook Violated Data Privacy Laws, UK Lawmakers Say in Report
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A cross-party committee looking into the spread of " disinformation and fake news " on omnipresent blue social network Facebook is asking for the site to be regulated , if something like that is indeed even the slightest bit possible. "Brexit" referendum on European Union membership. After investigating the company's practices for a year and a half, the committee also said that Facebook deliberately obstructed the inquiries issued by the committee, and did next to nothing when Russian ...

World Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein expected to leave Justice Department in mid-March
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A Trump administration official added that Attorney General William Barr has picked Jeffrey Rosen , who now serves as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, to take over for Rosenstein. CNN said Rosenstein has widely been expected to leave his job after Bill Barr is confirmed to fill the vacant post of attorney general. The Justice Department has said McCabe's characterization of his conversations with Rosenstein are inaccurate.

World Afghan Taliban postpone Pakistan talks owing to travel restrictions
Author: 0 Afghan Taliban postpone Pakistan talks owing to travel restrictions

They said Afghanistan was not comfortable with these talks and the delay in the arrival of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman visit was another reason. Security Council". "Pakistan has helped in the dialogue between Taliban and the USA in Abu Dhabi". The Taliban control almost half of Afghanistan, and are more powerful than at any time since the 2001 US-led invasion after the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001.

World Snow, ice to make travel hazardous in Northern Virginia
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As the large storm rolls up the Eastern Seaboard at midweek, it will bring snow, ice and hard travel to the Midwest and Northeast . Some locally heavier amounts are possible near Salina. Leftover slush coupled with falling rain could make for a slick and slippery commute on Thursday morning, according to AccuWeather .com and the National Weather Service.

World Opposition pushes for inquiry in SNC-Lavalin affair
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He added that the allegation was distracting from the "vital work" Trudeau was doing and that it was in the best interest of the Prime Minister's Office for him to step aside. Opposition leaders called on Trudeau to waive lawyer-client privilege to allow Wilson-Raybould to tell her side of the story. Life is full of uncertainties, but I am absolutely certain of that.

World Skiers 'buried in snow' as avalanche tears down Swiss mountain
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A tremor happened at 2.23pm local time with the resulting avalanche tumbling down the slopes of the picturesque resort seconds later. Local newspaper, The Nouvelliste, reports that up to 12 are believed to be trapped in the snow. There was no official confirmation of any deaths. " We are shocked and hope for a positive outcome for these people ", Feraud said. The avalanche has coincided with school holidays in the region so it's feared more skiers than usual may be trapped.

World Manchester bombing was retaliation to attacks on Syria, says jihadi bride
Author: 0 Manchester bombing was retaliation to attacks on Syria, says jihadi bride

The 19-year-old said: "I actually do support some British values and I am willing to go back to the United Kingdom and settle back again and rehabilitate and that stuff". "My message to both these brides, and any others like them, is this: You made your ISIS husband beds, now you can rot in hell in them". "It's one thing to kill a soldier, it's fine, it's self-defence", she told the BBC while comparing the bombing to military assaults in Syria.

World Brexit breakthrough is in God's hands, says Jean-Claude Juncker
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The European Commission adopted on Friday (18 January) negotiating mandates to eliminate tariffs in all industrial goods, including cars, with the United States, but also warned that the preparations to retaliate are "very well advanced" if Washington decides to slap fresh duties on European automobiles.

World Breaking! Sanders says he is running for US Prez
Author: 0 Breaking! Sanders says he is running for US Prez

In a statement, Republican National Committee spokesperson Michael Ahrens said of the Independent Vermont senator's bid: " Bernie Sanders is a self-avowed socialist who wants to double your taxes so the government can take over your health care".

World More snow is headed our way
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Significant reductions in visibility are possible. The squall left two inches of snow at the airport. Winds will be significantly lighter than the 30-40+ miles per hour gusts of Monday night . Salina and the surrounding area are facing a winter weather advisory from noon Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday . South of Philadelphia is expected to see mostly rain.

World Roger Stone Posts and Deletes Photo of Judge With Crosshairs
Author: 0 Roger Stone Posts and Deletes Photo of Judge With Crosshairs

The order also warned that if Stone continued to speak out, it could harm his case , writing, "one factor that will be considered in the evaluation of any future request for relief based on pretrial publicity will be the extent to which the publicity was engendered by the defendant himself".

World 4 people, including children, dead in MI shooting
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The sheriff's department has not released the identities of the victims and is waiting for autopsies to be completed. Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young told reporters Monday that deputies responded to the scene around 4 p.m. LaJoye-Young said authorities don't believe there is a shooter at large. She added that they are investigating the possibility of a murder suicide.