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The other photo shows the parliament house damaged by Cyclone Gita in Nuku'alofa, Tonga . A house wrecked by the fury of Cyclone Gita . The main concern was for the islands of Ono-i-Lau and Vatoa, which were directly in the cyclone's path.
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    An SPD member since she was 18, Nahles is credited with helping to swing her divided party behind agreeing to take up the coalition talks with a passionate speech at a special party conference in January. But hopes she could immediately become provisional SPD leader were dashed by anger in the SPD base at what many saw as a leadership backroom deal rather than an open vote.
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    According to Yediot Aharonot daily, the judge overseeing al-Tamimi's trial has ordered all proceedings to be held behind closed doors. United Nations experts have pointed out that Tamimi was arrested in the middle of the night by armed soldiers, and questioned by Israeli security officials without a lawyer or family members present.
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    Laughing, the minister's wife added, "I'm Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things. I'm like, 'Jesus ain't say that.' It's scary". ET/7 p.m. CT. Having been saved from eviction up to this point, Manigault remains a strong competitor on " Celebrity Big Brother ", which runs until February 25.
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    Bauer was rushed to Northwestern Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. "It's a hard day for us, but we'll get through it", police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said outside the hospital. This is published unedited from the PTI feed . Bauer's body was led out of Northwestern Hospital by a convoy of mourning cops to the medical examiner's office.
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    A British Airways spokeswoman said: "We have apologised to customers for the delay to a small number of our flights this morning, following an incident involving two operational vehicles at the airport". One was in a non-life threatening condition. We await formal identification. It is also reported some passengers who had boarded planes when the incident took place have since returned to the terminal building.
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    But Mr Macron said French intelligence had so far found no evidence that banned chemical weapons had been used. "As soon as such proof is established, I will do what I said". Secretary of Defense James Mattis has said it is obvious that Assad has used chlorine gas in the Syrian civil war, but the U.S.is "even more concerned" about the possible use of sarin, a deadly nerve agent.
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    President Donald Trump's administration has proposed drastic changes this week to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, colloquially known as food stamps . Combined with other proposed changes to the program, the changes would shrink SNAP's budget by $213 billion over the same amount of time, a 30 percent reduction.
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    Last words of woman, 19, brutally stabbed led deputies to make arrests

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    Police have since arrested Daniel Gross , 19, and his girlfriend, 25-year-old Melissa Leonardo , after they say Lizette told ambulance crews they were responsible for her stabbing . The rural road that some commuters use to bypass Interstate 580 and the Altamont Pass remained closed into the afternoon. That scene in Modesto is being processed by ACSO With assistance from the Stanislaus County Sheriff.
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    Russian and Syrian officials ha d estimated that dozens of Russians had been killed, The New York Times reported. Some of those Russians killed were said to be mercenaries for the secretive Russian private military group Wagner, which has provided thousands of contract soldiers to help the Assad regime.
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    In his portrait , President Obama is depicted sitting in a chair, with his arms folded. At the portrait unveiling , Sherald said she was drawn to this particular dress because it reminded her of quilts made by African American women in the South.