• Australia announces reopening of offshore detention center
Australia announces reopening of offshore detention center

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's bid to reopen the Christmas Island detention centre was purely a political move to "whip up fear and hysteria" that could have "tragic consequences", Bill Shorten says. The Prime Minister during question time this afternoon dug the boot into Labor over national security concerns emerging from the bill. After h...

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  • McConnell promises vote on Democrats' Green New Deal
McConnell promises vote on Democrats' Green New Deal

It drew swift praise from several 2020 contenders angling for support from the party's base. Ocasio-Cortez countered that Trump is not equipped to give criticism of her House resolution since he " can't even read briefings written in full sentences ".

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  • Suspect in custody in murder of New Rochelle woman
Suspect in custody in murder of New Rochelle woman

Javier Enrique Da Silva Rojas was detained Tuesday in the death of Valerie Reyes after a federal court appearance in White Plains, New York . It had been reported that Reyes broke up with her boyfriend on January 24, but Sanchez said she asked her daughter she was afraid of her ex that night and she said no.

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  • El Chapo jury reaches guilty verdicts on 6th day of deliberations
El Chapo jury reaches guilty verdicts on 6th day of deliberations

Murderous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin " El Chapo " Guzman appeared scared and teary after arriving in NY under ultra-heavy federal guard in January 2017 to face charges, according to video released by the feds Tuesday. His lawyers say Guzman is not a criminal mastermind but just a fall guy for the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, Ismael "El Mayo" Zam...

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  • Texas man enters abandoned home to smoke weed, finds tiger instead
Texas man enters abandoned home to smoke weed, finds tiger instead

The building, in the 9400 block of East Avenue J., was being used to house a large female tiger in a "rinky-dink" cage in the garage, KPRC-TV reported , citing police. The organization confirmed online it is illegal to own a tiger inside city of Houston limits. Neighbors were none too pleased to discover the danger that had lurked near them fo...

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  • Iran Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Islamic Revolution
Iran Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Chants of "Death to Israel" and "Death to Britain" followed, and demonstrators burned USA and Israeli flags. In a speech at Tehran's Azadi (Freedom) square, Rouhani said US efforts to isolate Iran would fail. Later that year, Iranian militants took dozens of people hostage at the US Embassy in Tehran, sparking the first round of sanctions fro...

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  • Newborn baby girl stuck in stormwater drain rescued
Newborn baby girl stuck in stormwater drain rescued

A bystander had spotted the newborn after climbing down into the drain on Monday, Garrith Jamieson, head of Durban Rescue Care , said in a statement obtained by CNN. "She's been awake, responsive and crying". The baby was stabalised on scene before she was transported to hospital. "The baby has now been transferred to a step down hospital".

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  • Newborn found abandoned in middle of road amid freezing temperatures in California
Newborn found abandoned in middle of road amid freezing temperatures in California

Fuentes, 21, initially thought the newborn was an animal, or perhaps a toy. Police are searching for the mother of a newborn who was abandoned in the middle of a road in California with her umbilical cord still attached. The sheriff's office reports she was taken to Valley Children's Hospital where she is being treated in the Neonatal Intensive C...

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  • Possible wintry mix may bring snow, sleet, rain on Tuesday
Possible wintry mix may bring snow, sleet, rain on Tuesday

Far southern Iowa is expected to deal with a mix of freezing rain and sleet before it changes over to snow late. By tonight , there is snow in the forecast , and a low of -9°C, but it will feel more like -19°C overnight. I think my forecast of 3 to 6 inches of snow accumulation and up to a quarter-inch of ice is a safe bet. The storm will then ...

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  • UK, 3 non-EU nations ink ex-pat residency deal
UK, 3 non-EU nations ink ex-pat residency deal

Businesses and governments are on edge because Britain is just weeks away from its scheduled departure from the European project after 46 years and still has no firm arrangements in place. The Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, signed the UK-Switzerland agreement in Bern toda...

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  • Dem delegate backs down on Justin Fairfax impeachment push
Dem delegate backs down on Justin Fairfax impeachment push

Fairfax sounded upbeat and relaxed during the interview. Northam , a pediatric neurologist, said in an interview Sunday on CBS' " Face the Nation " that he " wasn't going anywhere " and urged reconciliation. Northam told the Washington Post he's asked his cabinet secretaries to come up with specific proposals to begin addressing issues of ...

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  • Bahrain blinks, but Hakeem al-Araibi should have never faced this ordeal
Bahrain blinks, but Hakeem al-Araibi should have never faced this ordeal

Chatchom said that Al-Araibi must now be released as soon as possible. A similar campaign was launched on behalf of Araibi by human rights groups, fellow soccer players and other activists - including the heroes who helped save a Thai soccer team trapped in a cave previous year - with the hashtag #SaveHakeem.

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  • Senate panel approves William Barr, Trump's attorney general pick
Senate panel approves William Barr, Trump's attorney general pick

Bush - with less than an ironclad promise to release Mueller's findings. "I think we need a steady hand at the Department of Justice, and I believe he has that steady hand", Graham said. A practicing Catholic and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Barr said in his confirmation hearings that he did not believe his faith would hinder his ab...

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  • Trump defends work ethic after leak of private schedule
Trump defends work ethic after leak of private schedule

Democratic negotiators have so far indicated that they might agree to allocate only $1.6 to $2 billion for the border wall. Democrats have proposed a 16,500 cap on beds to be used for interior enforcement, with the rest to be used for those captured at the border, according to people familiar with the talks.

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  • Sentencing underway for Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur
Sentencing underway for Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur

For some, McMahon's sentence provided little solace. With each murder carrying a sentence of 25 years, McMahon did not sentence McArthur to serve the punishments, consecutively, meaning he is eligible for parole in 25 years, when he will be 91.

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  • Tamil Nadu: Tiruchirappali airport can cater to 3,000 passengers, says PM Modi
Tamil Nadu: Tiruchirappali airport can cater to 3,000 passengers, says PM Modi

Targeting the Congress, he said "those who had got opportunity to rule the nation for years did not bother about India's defence sector". Reacting sharply to frequent allegations that Centre has given Andhra Pradesh a step-motherly treatment, Modi informed the gathering of all the schemes and money that Centre gave to Andhra Pradesh.

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  • Greece backs Macedonia's NATO accession
Greece backs Macedonia's NATO accession

A majority of 153 lawmakers supported the legislation, while 140 voted against. Macedonias renaming to "The Republic of North Macedonia" was the name issue between Greece and Macedonia, that had kept the Balkan country from joining both the NATO and the European Union (EU), reports Al Jazeera.

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  • Priests Sexually Abuse Nuns, Admits Pope Francis
Priests Sexually Abuse Nuns, Admits Pope Francis

His comments, given in response to a reporter's question during an in-flight press conference, were the first public acknowledgement by a pope of a long-simmering scandal that is erupting at the same time that the Catholic hierarchy is under siege for its decades-long cover-up of the sexual abuse of minors.

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  • 1,800-strong migrant caravan detained in old factory across from Texas
1,800-strong migrant caravan detained in old factory across from Texas

The state government organized 49 buses from the interior cities of Saltillo and Arteaga to ensure the migrants' safety, said Jose Borrego, a spokesman for the Coahuila state government. Homeland Security officials said Border Patrol officers had already apprehended some migrants who crossed the border illegally overnight. US border patrol cars a...

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  • OR governor says Virginia’s Northam should resign
OR governor says Virginia’s Northam should resign

Herring, 57, came forward after rumours about the existence of a blackface photo of him began circulating at the Capitol. The college professor who accused Virginia Lt. He is third in line for the governor's office and is planning to run for governor in 2021 . He has remained in virtual seclusion since then, facing mounting calls for hi...

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  • Elizabeth Warren Makes It Official, Announces She’s Running For President In 2020
Elizabeth Warren Makes It Official, Announces She’s Running For President In 2020

I am in that fight all the way. In order to hold large American corporations accountable, she suggested putting workers in "corporate boardrooms where the real decisions are made", break up monopolies when they "choke off competition", take on Wall Street banks and to prosecute companies that "rob their workers".

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  • Russian Federation demands US destroy missile defence systems in Romania, strike drones
Russian Federation demands US destroy missile defence systems in Romania, strike drones

We clearly have pictures and we clearly know a lot about their cheating, and we should have done a better job in making it abundantly clear, not only to the American people but the Russian people, and Europeans, and others who are on the front lines, that the Russians were evading responsibilities in the INF", Clinton said.

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  • Gov. Edwards releases statement after Supreme Court blocks La. abortion clinic law
Gov. Edwards releases statement after Supreme Court blocks La. abortion clinic law

The law in question was Louisiana's Unsafe Abortion Protection Act of 2014, which required that doctors performing abortions must "h$3 ave active admitting privileges to a hospital that is located not further than thirty miles from the location at which the abortion is performed or induced and that provides obstetrical or gynecological health ...

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  • Bahraini refugee footballer could be jailed in Thailand until August
Bahraini refugee footballer could be jailed in Thailand until August

U23's head coach Graham Arnold said: "Last year, the national team department had put some preliminary plans in place to play against China in Bangkok as part of our important preparation for the 2020 AFC U23 Championship qualifiers to be held in Cambodia in March".

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  • Storm Erik set to lash United Kingdom with gusts of up to 70mph
Storm Erik set to lash United Kingdom with gusts of up to 70mph

There are no reports of any major issues as a result of high winds in the west this morning. In Londonderry, the Foyle Bridge was closed to high-sided vehicles on Friday morning. "Even away from the strongest gusts we could still have gale-force winds". Storm Erik has brought 60mph winds to Britain - with the wet and windy weather expected to...

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  • Australia and United States make record crystal meth bust
Australia and United States make record crystal meth bust

The meth was found in two containers concealed inside dozens of metal boxes that had been declared to Customs as "Single Loud Speakers", according to investigators. Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Bruce Hill told a news conference in Melbourne that police now believe Mexican cartels are actively targeting Australia.

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  • High hopes around the globe for 2nd Trump-Kim summit
High hopes around the globe for 2nd Trump-Kim summit

Presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said in Seoul that Vietnam will be a "very good" place for the United States and North Korea to "write new history" in their relations. Trump has been eager to hold a second summit in spite of a lack of concrete progress in persuading North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program.

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  • Sunny Hostin Pans Leaker Who Released Trump's Schedule
Sunny Hostin Pans Leaker Who Released Trump's Schedule

So during his executive time , Trump is not always just stewing in front of the television, but he is likely in and out of meetings and speaking with advisers. After the release of these schedules, there has been apparent chaos in the White House. According to reports, Trump's first meeting of the day typically doesn't start until 11am with Mr W...

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  • Texas man dies after e-cigarette explodes in his face
Texas man dies after e-cigarette explodes in his face

Brown is the second person in the USA known to have died due to an exploding e-cigarette. The explosion happened in the parking lot of a vape shop in Fort Worth on January 27. Electronic cigarettes, or vape pens, are battery-operated devices that heat a liquid to generate vapor - which may contain nicotine - that users can inhale.

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  • Ice pellets and freezing rain coming this way
Ice pellets and freezing rain coming this way

Drivers in the Kansas City area should be careful Tuesday , transportation officials warned, because road crews will not be able to pretreat roads in advance of anticipated freezing rain. From a wake-up temperature of -10 C, Monday's forecast high is 1 C rising to 6 C overnight. By the weekend, strong Canadian high pressure is anticipated to mov...

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