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World House oversight chair accuses White House of stonewalling
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former White House counsel Don McGahn. Earlier this month, Nadler requested documents from 81 individuals and other entities as part of an expanding inquiry into Trump and accusations of " obstruction of justice, corruption, and abuse of power ".

World Sheriff's deputy killed in shooting during traffic stop
Author: 0 Sheriff's deputy killed in shooting during traffic stop

The suspect failed to stop, leading to a pursuit in Kittitas - a city about 115 miles southeast of Seattle . The Ellensburg Police confirmed the suspect later died. The suspect is now being treated in hospital with unknown injuries. Deputies from Kittitas County, about 90 minutes east of Seattle, were called for a "driving complaint" at about 7:30 p.m., according to the sheriff's office.

World New Zealand bans assault weapons less than a week after massacre
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She said a buy-back scheme would be set up for banned weapons, and that measures would be imposed to prevent a run on buying before the law comes in. High-capacity magazines and add-ons that can give weapons military-style semi-automatic capabilities will also fall under the ban.

World Beyond the Weather: Northern Lights
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As a result, the northern lights, which are usually only visible in places like Alaska, Norway, or Iceland, will be able to be seen from lower latitudes, including New York, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Washington state. People in the northern part of the United States may be in for quite a nighttime show this weekend. Unfortunately, that March supermoon that everyone was buzzing about two days ago will still be almost full Friday night and Saturday night, making it a ...

World Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan
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The 17-year conflict began as US forces launched a campaign to overthrow the Taliban in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. The deaths are the third and fourth by USA service members in Afghanistan this year. Fighting continues to flare across Afghanistan more than a week after the latest round of talks between the USA and the Taliban ended in Doha, as Washington continues to seek an end to the almost 18-year war.

World At least 47 killed in blast at Chinese chemical plant
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The city government statement said 3,500 medical workers at 16 hospitals had been mobilised to treat the injured, dozens of whom remain in critical condition. Firefighters were still battling small fires Friday, after working through the night to put out the main blaze, state media reported. The woman was sitting at home when the explosion occurred and said the force rocked her house and badly damaged her front door.

World The Mueller Report Is Complete
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Former FBI Director James Comey penned a scathing op-ed for the New York Times this week; saying he "believes" Donald Trump is "unfit to be the President of the United States" ahead of Robert Mueller's impending report . White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement: "The next steps are up to Attorney General Barr and we look forward to the process taking its course".

World Trump says tariffs will stay until China complies with trade deal
Author: 0 Trump says tariffs will stay until China complies with trade deal

The president's comments dim hopes that round-the-clock trade negotiations between the world's two biggest economies could lead to them removing the roughly $360 billion in tariffs they've imposed on each other's imports. According to Trump it is important that there is a deal to end the trade feud between the countries. But the United States president himself seems sure about one thing: removing tariffs immediately is not on the table.

World Backed SDF says captures Islamic State camp but fight not over
Author: 0 Backed SDF says captures Islamic State camp but fight not over

Another commander, however, said some IS militants continue to hold a tiny area in an open patch of land in the village, outside the encampment. "SDF is in control of Daesh encampment area in Baghouz ". Footage filmed near Baghouz on Tuesday, shows Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) patrolling in the last self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) camp, which was liberated by the SDF following intense fighting.

World Trump reversing new sanctions on North Korea
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On Thursday, the Treasury Department imposed new sanctions against two Chinese shipping companies that allegedly helped North Korea evade sanctions targeting its nuclear weapons program. However, she added: "President Trump likes Chairman Kim [Jong-un] and he doesn't think these sanctions will be necessary". Kim's government declared after a February nuclear summit that talks would discontinue with the USA if Trump refused a demand for sanctions relief.

World Indian diamond tycoon Nirav Modi: From billionaire jeweller to arrest
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He appeared at London's Westminster Magistrates Court on Wednesday, accused by India of two charges of conspiracy to fraud and conspiracy to hide criminal property. Appearing for Modi, Hepburne-Scott said: "He strongly contests all the allegations and is prepared with comprehensive arguments to support his case...his legal team has had months contact with the extradition squad and expressed his willingness to cooperate".

World Jacinda Ardern quotes Prophet Muhammad as Azaan echoes across New Zealand
Author: 0 Jacinda Ardern quotes Prophet Muhammad as Azaan echoes across New Zealand

The national mourning and moment of silence were broadcast on television networks, radio and across multiple local media websites. Thank you for your leadership - it has been a lesson for the world's leaders. "People were running around so scared and helpless". Imam Gamal Fouda of al-Noor mosque also offered words of comfort for those gathered. Burials of the victims begun on Wednesday, with a final mass burial expected after prayers on Friday.

World Jimmy Carter is now the longest-living president in U.S. history
Author: 0 Jimmy Carter is now the longest-living president in U.S. history

America's founding president, George Washington, was the youngest former president to die - at 57 years and 67 days - in April 1789, almost three years after he left office. His presidency - remembered for the Camp David accords, the Iran hostage crisis and creation of the Departments of Energy and Education - flamed out during the election of 1980, when Mr Ronald Reagan defeated him.

World Trump Says Mueller Report Should Be Made Public
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Former FBI Director James Comey says he does not know what special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election will look like, but he also doesn't care whether it implicates President Trump. Trump has repeatedly slammed the Mueller probe as a "which hunt". "I have no idea whether the special counsel will conclude that Mr. Trump knowingly conspired with the Russians in connection with the 2016 election or that he obstructed justice with the required corrupt ...

World North Korea reportedly abandons liaison office with South Korea
Author: 0 North Korea reportedly abandons liaison office with South Korea

The South Korean Unification ministry said it was contacted on Friday morning and informed that the North's staff would be leaving later in the day. The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Dalian Haibo International Freight Company Ltd.

World 'Potentially historic' flooding may deluge parts of United States south, experts warn
Author: 0 'Potentially historic' flooding may deluge parts of United States south, experts warn

Along with the flood outlook, NOAA issued its prediction for spring weather conditions, which also outlines temperature and precipitation, as well as drought potential for April through June. They added that 95% of the state's roughly two million people have been affected. In the western part of that state, the Mississippi River is already swollen and has been flooding some communities unprotected by levees since last month.

World Netanyahu, Trump to Meet Next Week
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Trump's strategy to isolate the Iranian regime - Israel's chief adversary. The dramatic shift mirrors Trump's decision in December 2017 to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the US Embassy to the city, which delighted Israel but infuriated Palestinians and many Arab political and religious leaders.

World Israeli Forces Shoot to Death 2 Palestinians in Nablus
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Israeli soldiers walk during clashes with Palestinians in the West Bank city of Ramallah , Dec. 10, 2018. It gave no details about the circumstances of the night-time shooting. Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East war. According to Palestinian figures, more than 700,000 Jewish settlers now live on 196 settlements (built with the Israeli government's approval) and more than 200 settler outposts (built without its approval) across the occupied West Bank.

World Trump says ISIS will be 'gone by tonight'
Author: 0 Trump says ISIS will be 'gone by tonight'

While holding maps of ISIS' territory in Iraq and Syria before and after his election, Trump pointed to a very small portion of the map that was now being held by the terrorist group. U.S. troops have been occupying parts of Syria for years, citing the need to fight IS. Syrian Democratic Forces captured hundreds of wounded ISIS fighters, including suspects involved in a bombing that left four Americans dead in northern Syria in January.

World At least 93 killed as overloaded ferry sinks in Iraq's Tigris river
Author: 0 At least 93 killed as overloaded ferry sinks in Iraq's Tigris river

Bodies were still being dragged out of the river this afternoon and some 28 people were still... The US Embassy said Chargé d'Affaires Joey Hood and the entire mission "express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives in the tragic ferry accident on the Tigris River near Mosul ".

World It's Time for United States to 'Recognize Israel's Sovereignty' Over Golan Heights
Author: 0 It's Time for United States to 'Recognize Israel's Sovereignty' Over Golan Heights

Minutes later, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted his appreciation. Syria and Israel are still technically in a state of war over the land, but the area is now a demilitarized zone occupied by United Nations observers. It considers the entire city its capital, while the Palestinians see the eastern sector as the capital of their future state. Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said Pompeo's visit added additional obstacles to peace ...

World Courting Stacey Abrams: Has Joe Biden already found his running mate?
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Biden was approached by several European leaders at the recent Munich Security Conference, who articulated their desire for him to launch a White House bid, Politico reported, citing conference attendees familiar with the conversations. He would enter a crowded field of close to 20 presidential candidates that have already declared, or are expected to announce, they will be entering the 2020 race, CNBC reported.

World Italy driver hijacks, torches school bus carrying dozens of children
Author: 0 Italy driver hijacks, torches school bus carrying dozens of children

Fifty-one students and three adults were on board the bus when it was hijacked, according to media reports . Twelve children and two adults were taken to hospital after suffering smoke inhalation, as was Sy, the sources said. A 12-year-old boy who managed to break free called police on his phone, which he managed to keep during the ordeal, The Local reported . Officers broke the glass in the back door of the bus and got all the passengers to safety without serious injury before the flames ...

World U.S. Envoy For Venezuela To Meet With Russian Deputy FM
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The United States and about 50 other countries have recognized Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate leader and have supported his claim that Maduro was re-elected past year in an allegedly flawed vote. Deserters strongly deny such allegations. US President Donald Trump has been considering such an operation since at least 2017. More than 3 million Venezuelans have fled the country in recent years, about one-third of them finding refuge in Colombia.