• Nancy Pelosi Against Budget Deal Unless DACA Vote
Nancy Pelosi Against Budget Deal Unless DACA Vote

If passed early Friday, the bill would then head to the House, where the deal's fate is far from certain. Congress aims to avoid letting funding lapse for the second time in less than a month. Trump has said he plans to shut the DACA program down next month. Paul tells The Associated Press he knows his protest against the bill is likely to fail...

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  • Oxfam revelations lead to more accountability for charities
Oxfam revelations lead to more accountability for charities

The newspaper said Roland van Hauwermeiren, who later worked in post-earthquake Haiti , was head of Oxfam's operations in Chad at the time . He is expected to insist that Oxfam did not inform ministers of the. All of these would be followed up, she told the BBC's Andrew Marr. In its statement, Oxfam said it had informed its trustees, the gove...

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation says Border Patrol agent killed in West Texas was not attacked
Federal Bureau of Investigation says Border Patrol agent killed in West Texas was not attacked

Martinez and his partner Stephen "Michael" Garland were responding to unknown activity on the night of November 18 near Van Horn, a Texas town near the Mexico border and about 110 miles southeast of El Paso. Mr. Martinez's father, Jose Martinez, said in an interview shortly after his son died that he believed his son had been attacked, perhaps in...

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  • Canada-Philippines helicopter deal sparks human rights concerns
Canada-Philippines helicopter deal sparks human rights concerns

He said if he can not use the equipment against locals "contaminated" by ISIS, he might as well "surrender the government" to them. Global Affairs Canada initially defended the helicopter sale, pointing out the aircraft would be used "exclusively" for disaster relief, search and rescue and passenger transport missions.

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  • No word from BC as feds overhaul pipeline rules
No word from BC as feds overhaul pipeline rules

The opposition to this pipeline is deep, especially in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island, just as it would be in Alberta if this same thing was being attempted by the federal government. I have had discussions with the prime minister. Last year, the influential Wine Enthusiast magazine rated B.C.'s Okanagan Valley as one of the top wine-...

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  • Hong Kong bus overturns killing 18
Hong Kong bus overturns killing 18

It is the bloodiest bus accident in Hong Kong for almost 15 years. City leaders and the bus company will carry out separate investigations into the crash. Photos and footage from the scene showed the roof of the bus had been torn off. It was really chaotic in the bus. This is one of the worst accidents of its kind in Hong Kong since 2003, when ...

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  • Russian Federation says endangering forces unacceptable after Israeli military aggression in Syria
Russian Federation says endangering forces unacceptable after Israeli military aggression in Syria

The Saturday statement on Central Military Media, which is allied with the Syrian military, called a subsequent Israeli attack on a drone station in 's central Homs province a "terrorist act", warning of "a tough and serious response". He added that there was no Iranian or Russian anti-aircraft fire. The military said that attack caused material da...

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  • Taiwan rescue workers pull out more bodies
Taiwan rescue workers pull out more bodies

In a post on her official Facebook page, Tsai said she arrived in Hualien on Wednesday to review rescue efforts. "I'm still afraid because things kept on falling down". But less than an hour after the quake, the policeman who lost his home plunged right back to work and joined in the search for people thought to be in the damaged structures who wer...

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  • Oxfam admits staff engaged in sexual misconduct during Haiti quake relief effort
Oxfam admits staff engaged in sexual misconduct during Haiti quake relief effort

The scandal has cast a negative light over Oxfam's work in Haiti. An investigation by The Times UK revealed that Oxfam, which receives £300 million ($414 million US dollars) in British government funds and charitable donations, let three staffers resign and fired four others for gross misconduct after an inquiry into the damning claims.

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  • Justice Department's No. 3 official steps down
Justice Department's No. 3 official steps down

Attorney General Jeff Sessions praised the "quality and leadership" of Brand and Rosenstein at a Justice Department event last week that focused on human trafficking, which was one of her stated priorities. The No 3 official at the U.S. justice department, Rachel Brand , is planning to resign, it was reported on Friday. "She felt this was an...

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  • Indian PM gears up to travel to Ramallah tomorrow for historic visit
Indian PM gears up to travel to Ramallah tomorrow for historic visit

After arriving in the nation, PMO India tweeted: " Landed in Amman. Modi's visit will be his second to the UAE since becoming Prime Minister in 2014. Narendra Modi gave an interview to Xpress , a UAE-based weekly newspaper, ahead of his three-nation tour to Palestine, United Arab Emirates and Oman.

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  • 381-point Dow surge disappears as bond jitters return
381-point Dow surge disappears as bond jitters return

The Dow finished with a decline of 1,033 points, the second-worst in history, eclipsed only by Monday's 1,175-point plunge. The CBoe Volatility index. "The normal crisis relationship between equities and bonds was restored yesterday", Deutsche Bank strategist Jim Reid said in a note. At prevailing bond yield of 7.56 per cent, one would then r...

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  • Farmers donate water to fight shortage in Cape Town, SA
Farmers donate water to fight shortage in Cape Town, SA

Officials had previously projected "Day Zero" to fall on April 16. City officials say dam levels dipped below 30 percent in the first week of the new year, with only about 19.7 percent of that water considered usable. "Our concern is the 174.7-million cubic metres allocated to us, and whether the national minister will ensure we get it", he said....

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  • North Korea stages military parade ahead of Winter Olympics
North Korea stages military parade ahead of Winter Olympics

But Pyongyang official Cho insisted: "The reason that our delegation is in the South is to participate in the Winter Olympics and celebrate its successful hosting". But the historic move could also increase the likelihood of a strategic rift between South Korea and the United States , since Washington is generally more skepticalof Nor...

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  • Bush: 'pretty clear evidence' that Russian Federation meddled in 2016
Bush: 'pretty clear evidence' that Russian Federation meddled in 2016

Bush said on Thursday that the usa needs to "welcome" immigrants and thank them for doing the "jobs that Americans won't do". He added: "It's problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system". The White House did not immediately comment on Bush's remarks, CNBC reports. The Republican also spoke out in defense of young peop...

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  • Maldives President Declares State of Emergency
Maldives President Declares State of Emergency

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court refused to accept the government's plea that the nine political leaders ordered to be released by the court can not be released because of certain legal and other concerns and that a mutually acceptable way has to be found to implement the release order.

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  • Two New York Lawmakers Want To Tone Down Laundry Detergent Pods
Two New York Lawmakers Want To Tone Down Laundry Detergent Pods

State Senator Brad Hoylman and New York State Assemblymember Aravella Simotas sent a letter to Procter & Gamble CEO David Taylor on February 5, asking the company to change the packaging for Tide Pods. "You and other manufacturers must use a stronger bittering agent to prevent ingestion of pods, reduce their pleasant smell, and make them feel mor...

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  • Amtrak blames CSX for deadly collision
Amtrak blames CSX for deadly collision

Emergency services at the scene in Cayce, South Carolina . He said his mother suffered a fractured nose and injured her leg in the crash, and was released from Lexington Medical Center in Columbia. Cella and the train's engineer 54-year-old Michael Kempf were identified as the two people who died as a result of the crash, according to the Lexi...

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  • Charlotte Hornets acquiring a Knicks big man
Charlotte Hornets acquiring a Knicks big man

Hernangomez is on a very team-friendly deal. Hernangomez has two years remaining on the four-year rookie contract he signed in 2016: a guaranteed $1.54 million in 2018-19 and a trigger date worth $1.7 million in 2019-20. O'Bryant III, 24, is in his fifth National Basketball Association season and second with the Hornets. He is set to join an alre...

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  • BLM Activist, Who Took Down Confederate Flag On Live TV, Shot Dead
BLM Activist, Who Took Down Confederate Flag On Live TV, Shot Dead

D'baha's family has set up a GoFundMe page to help cover funeral costs and the return of his body from New Orleans . You can donate to the GoFundMe now. Moye's death brings the number of murders in New Orleans in 2018 to 25. Reports say d'Baha was shot in New Orleans early Tuesday morning (Feb. 6), eventually dying of his wounds.

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  • France Hits Out at Poland's 'Ill Advised' Holocaust Law
France Hits Out at Poland's 'Ill Advised' Holocaust Law

Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday that he will sign a contested Holocaust bill into law, despite protests from Israel and the US. It outlaws accusing Poland of complicity in Nazi crimes committed under occupation. "True, the extermination camps in Poland were built and operated by the Germans, and we must not allow them to avoid t...

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  • Oppn seeks probe into RSTV 'blackout' of TMC leader's speech
Oppn seeks probe into RSTV 'blackout' of TMC leader's speech

Though opposition walkout of the House but in democracy every issue is discussed or debated inside the House. MPs from Congress, TMC, NCP, DMK, Samajwadi Party , CPM, CPI and AAP stayed away from the House when proceedings resumed at 3 pm after two adjournments during the day.

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  • Palestinian killed in clashes during Israeli raid
Palestinian killed in clashes during Israeli raid

The Palestinian assailant was shot dead. The EU added that Israel should "cease the policy of settlement construction and expansion, of designating land for exclusive Israeli use and of denying Palestinian development". "An M-16 assault rifle and a bag containing explosives were found near his body", it said. He was said to be armed and was all...

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  • PM's wife injured in auto crash, one reported dead
PM's wife injured in auto crash, one reported dead

A person is dead during this mishap where the woman is admitted to hospital in Chittorgarh. There were 7 people in the auto, believed to be her relatives. She was immediately rushed to the Chittoor hospital. The cause of the accident is not known. The deceased was identified as Basant Bhai Modi (67), a relative of Jashodaben, who died while under...

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  • TRUMP UNCHAINED: The President Torches 'UN-AMERICAN' and 'TREASONOUS' Democrats
TRUMP UNCHAINED: The President Torches 'UN-AMERICAN' and 'TREASONOUS' Democrats

It was bad energy . I wonder how many harbor in their hearts the same irrational, visceral hatred of Donald J. Trump which prevents them from even hearing. Later, at a speech to Republicans in West Virginia, Trump pressed what he saw as his new advantage - the position where he appeared as a peacemaker and his opposition came off as bellig...

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