• Senate's Decision Against 4-Week Stopgap Bill Leads to Govt Shutdown

    Senate's Decision Against 4-Week Stopgap Bill Leads to Govt Shutdown

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    Senator Chuck Schumer said Democrats would support the bill if Republicans addressed a programme that shields young immigrants from deportation. And the Trump administration said it planned to keep national parks open - their closure in the 2013 shutdown provoked an angry public reaction. The deal will keep the U.S.
  • Halep outlasts Kerber in thriller to reach Australian Open final

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    Those nerves will be tested once again in the silverware showdown, when his daughter with face current world No.1 Simona Halep , both playing with "borrowed money" in Melbourne. From 30-15, she double-faulted twice and Mertens passed her with a forehand victor to level the set at 5-5. Germany's Angelique Kerber makes a forehand return to Romania's Simona Halep during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan.
  • Turkish troops face fierce battles in Syrian Kurdish enclave

    Turkish troops face fierce battles in Syrian Kurdish enclave

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    US President Donald Trump urged on Wednesday his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to "curtail" his country's military operation in Afrin in Syria , announced the White House. On Wednesday, Kurdish officials said airstrikes hit in the vicinity of the Nissan 17 Dam, which provides power and water to the area, without damaging it.
  • StubHub Is Using AR To Guide Super Bowl Fans To Their Seats

    StubHub Is Using AR To Guide Super Bowl Fans To Their Seats

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    An aide said Dayton paid a ticket broker roughly $6,000 for a seat in the lower level at U.S. Bank Stadium. Responding to reporters' Super Bowl questions following a news conference on an unrelated matter, Dayton said he's been "on my knees" praying that no snowstorm such as Monday's befalls the February 4 event and is disappointed that the Vikings won't be playing.
  • India celebrates 69th republic day

    India celebrates 69th republic day

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    The constitution was adopted on November 26, 1949, but it was brought into effect from January 26, 1950, as it marks the 20 anniversary of "Purna Swaraj" or the complete independence from the British. Besides the armed forces, 700 students from across the country are also participating in the Republic Day celebrations. Snipers have been stationed on top of high-rise buildings while scores of CCTV cameras are keeping a tight vigil on people's movements on the parade route.
  • Erdogan says to extend Syria operation to Manbij

    Erdogan says to extend Syria operation to Manbij

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    In a phone call with his Turkish counterpart on Wednesday, President Donald Trump warned Ankara against any move that could lead to a confrontation between USA and Turkish forces, the AP said . President Trump is slated to speak with Erdogan on Wednesday. . Back to the al-Watan newspaper, its reports said that the nearly week-long offensive has failed to establish real achievements in terms of the Turkish goal to defeat the Kurdish fighters and Afrin and prepare the area to be a ...
  • Trump says talks with UK will lead to tremendous rise in trade

    Trump says talks with UK will lead to tremendous rise in trade

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    We're facing the same challenges across the world. "And the president believes that". Donald Trump has promised a "tremendous" increase in trade with the United Kingdom at a short meeting with Theresa May in Davos . "We're on the same wavelength in every respect", Trump said . Netanyahu will deliver a keynote speech at the summit on Thursday. Before leaving for Davos , Mr Trump posted a boastful tweet spruiking his and the US' achievements on the economy.
  • Late Kijana Wamalwa's Widow Yvonne Passes On

    Late Kijana Wamalwa's Widow Yvonne Passes On

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    Mr Ruto said: "The passing of Yvonne has robbed us a selfless leader who was a role model in her community and in the nation". Until her death, Mrs Wamalwa was the Deputy Director in the Asia and Australasia Directorate in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • President Trump Addresses March for Life

    President Trump Addresses March for Life

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    President Donald Trump on Friday delivered new support to the anti-abortion movement he once opposed, telling thousands of activists demonstrating in the annual March for Life , "We are with you all the way". If providers don't comply with the conscience regulations, they could lose federal funding going forward as well as retroactively. He went on to describe a new proposal that aims to protect the conscience rights of medical professionals who may have objections to abortions.
  • Algeria condemns auto bomb attack in Libya

    Algeria condemns auto bomb attack in Libya

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    The UN demand on Wednesday came after images surfaced online showing al-Werfalli carrying out field executions of 10 people at the site of a terrorist attack in Benghazi on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency reported. However, his special forces unit dismissed the ICC warrant. Haftar is increasingly being courted by the worldwide community as he has gained power on the ground in Libya, which has fractured since the downfall Muammar Gaddafi.
  • Erdogan Vows To Continue Syria Operation Despite Trump Warning

    Erdogan Vows To Continue Syria Operation Despite Trump Warning

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    The extremists were thought to be preparing for an attack against forces on the ground, said the source speaking on the condition of anonymity due to media restrictions. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he would extend the operation to Manbij, a separate Kurdish-held enclave some 100 km (60 miles) east of Afrin, possibly putting USA forces there at risk and threatening U.S.
  • Germany steps up pressure on Turkey over Syria offensive

    Germany steps up pressure on Turkey over Syria offensive

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    He said that so far the U.S.is not yet seeing Syrian Democratic Forces splitting away from the fight against IS in the Euphrates River Valley and go to Afrin. The Syrian Democratic Forces, a USA -backed Kurdish militia force, were a large part of the retaking of Raqqa - the once-self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State .