• Sri Lanka Parliament demands sacked PM be reinstated
Sri Lanka Parliament demands sacked PM be reinstated

Sri Lanka plunged into political turmoil when Sirisena surprisingly sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in late October and replaced him with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa . Courts have also prevented Rajapakse and his disputed cabinet exercising power until they can prove their legitimacy. Soon after being appointed prime min...

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  • An Immigrant Girl's Death in CBP Custody Draws Criticism - Hit & Run
An Immigrant Girl's Death in CBP Custody Draws Criticism - Hit & Run

Once in Lordsburg, according to the DHS, agents separated Caal from her father on the pretext that he did not have documents proving they were related. Homeland Security's watchdog will review what happened in the girl's case, federal officials said. The youngster, who crossed the border after travelling with her father from Guatemala , was amon...

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  • Publisher of National Enquirer admits paying hush money to help Trump
Publisher of National Enquirer admits paying hush money to help Trump

Pecker met with Cohen "and at least one other member of the campaign" in August of 2015, according to the non-prosecution agreement, which was struck with prosecutors from the office of the US Attorney for the Southern District of NY. "If it were, it's only civil, and even if it's only civil, there was no violation based on what we did. OK?" Dav...

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  • Jared Kushner under consideration for White House chief of staff
Jared Kushner under consideration for White House chief of staff

Trump's top choice to replace him - didn't want the job , choosing instead to leave the administration from his role as Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff. "After all, at the same time, I'm open to ideas". The president, before he was even a candidate for the job, once criticized then-President Barack Obama for having multiple chie...

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  • Edmonton businesses receive bomb threats as part of North America-wide hoax
Edmonton businesses receive bomb threats as part of North America-wide hoax

A similar wave of emailed hoax bomb threats in December 2015 prompted officials in Los Angeles to close the city's public school system, a move that national law enforcement officials later criticized as an overreaction. While this email has been sent to numerous locations, searches have been conducted and NO DEVICES have been found". "We ...

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  • Blame for the Marriott Hotel data breach pointed directly at China
Blame for the Marriott Hotel data breach pointed directly at China

According to the newspaper, preliminary findings point to the breach being executed by actors linked to China's Ministry of State Security (MSS). "The MSS, an intelligence and security agency, has been behind many Chinese government intrusions into sensitive US networks in recent years".

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  • Four killed, nine injured in Strasbourg firing: French Interior Minister
Four killed, nine injured in Strasbourg firing: French Interior Minister

A suspected extremist is on the run after a shooting which left two people dead near a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg . The official could not be identified because he was not allowed to disclose details on the investigation.

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  • Chinese telecom executive accused of fraud over Iran sanctions
Chinese telecom executive accused of fraud over Iran sanctions

No decision was reached at the extradition hearing after almost six hours of arguments and counter-arguments, and the hearing was adjourned until Monday. Huawei is the most prestigious tech company in China and was founded by Meng's father, Ren Zhengfei. In 2007, a management company controlled by Huawei's parent company held all of Skycom's shar...

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  • Senate Drive to Punish Saudi Prince Over Khashoggi Death Delayed
Senate Drive to Punish Saudi Prince Over Khashoggi Death Delayed

But it's unclear how amendments to the measure could affect the final vote, which is expected to come Thursday. Asked to respond to the CIA's assessment that the crown prince, known as MBS, ordered Khashoggi's murder, Pompeo said , "Some of the reporting you've seen on that has been inaccurate".

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  • Sterling falls as Theresa May pulls Brexit deal vote
Sterling falls as Theresa May pulls Brexit deal vote

A senior British Cabinet minister has said that a second referendum or a so-called "Norway-plus" deal could be in the cards if Prime Minister Theresa May fails to win lawmakers' approval for her Brexit deal . "Without change [May's deal] jeopardizes the control of our money, our borders, our regulatory independence and our constitution too", sai...

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  • Trump Facing Real Trouble? New Calls for Impeachment, Some Conservatives Concerned
Trump Facing Real Trouble? New Calls for Impeachment, Some Conservatives Concerned

Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing members of the U.S. Senate on his investigation into potential collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington , June 21, 2017. McCarthy said he can't be positive whether the Justice Department would indict a sitting president or wait until Trump is...

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  • Lawyer: Undocumented Trump Workers 'Threatened With Deportation' By Staff
Lawyer: Undocumented Trump Workers 'Threatened With Deportation' By Staff

The article says that "New Jersey lawyer, Anibal Romero, who is representing them on immigration matters". She is also exploring a lawsuit claiming workplace abuse and discrimination. Soon after Mr Trump launched his run for the presidency, several illegal workers had shifts axed. Two months after Mr. Trump's inauguration, in March 2017, Ms.

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  • North Carolina Democrat Drops Concession Amid Probe
North Carolina Democrat Drops Concession Amid Probe

In North Carolina, election officials are investigating whether Republican political operatives in parts of the 9th Congressional District harvested ballots from minority voters and didn't deliver them to the election offices. Board members can call for a new election if they find enough problems that could have altered the outcome or cast doubts o...

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  • Moment French Police Use Tear Gas On Yellow Vest Protesters In Paris
Moment French Police Use Tear Gas On Yellow Vest Protesters In Paris

Thousands of Yellow Vest protesters have been gathering in major French cities including Paris since November 17 to protest President Emmanuel Macron's controversial fuel tax hikes and the deteriorating economic situation in France. Protesters ripped off the plywood protecting the windows and threw flares and other projectiles as they were re...

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  • Netanyahu Calls for Int’l Action against Hezbollah as UNIFIL Confirms Border Tunnel
Netanyahu Calls for Int’l Action against Hezbollah as UNIFIL Confirms Border Tunnel

He said Israel demanded that UNIFIL investigate and "neutralize" the shaft of the tunnel. Israel's occupation forces said this week it had identified a number of passages and sent diggers and troops close the front line with Lebanon to block them.

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  • John Kelly out as Trump's chief of staff
John Kelly out as Trump's chief of staff

Kelly, who previously served as Department of Homeland Security secretary, was widely reported to have been considering leaving his post. Trump added that he'll be announcing Kelly's replacement, or at least someone to fill that role on an interim basis, in the next couple days.

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  • Police investigating area of interest in Grace Millane case
Police investigating area of interest in Grace Millane case

New Zealand police said Sunday they found a body they believe to be that of missing 22-year-old British tourist Grace Millane. Late on Saturday the 26-year-old man was charged with Millane's murder, Detective Inspector Scott Beard told reporters.

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  • Pak must implement announcements expeditiously: MEA on Kartarpur corridor
Pak must implement announcements expeditiously: MEA on Kartarpur corridor

Then, in 1989, when the Soviets packed up and left, the United States did too. More than 17 years after the USA invasion, Washington has stepped up its bid for talks with the resurgent Taliban with a flurry of recent diplomatic efforts. "If we go with the International Monetary Fund, we will make sure this is the last time", he promised, suggesti...

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  • Migrants jump border fence in Tijuana to try to reach US
Migrants jump border fence in Tijuana to try to reach US

Karen Mayeni, a 29-year-old Honduran mother with three children aged between 6 and 12, told Reuters that she was standing by and watching others penetrating the border and "waiting to see what happens". This problem, according to McAleenan, stems from weak immigration laws in the USA leading migrant families to believe that they cross the border ...

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  • A ‘Smoking Saw’ links Saudi Prince to Khashoggi’s murder, says US Senator
A ‘Smoking Saw’ links Saudi Prince to Khashoggi’s murder, says US Senator

The two-time Oscar victor was spotted directing Wednesday outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, where Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered with a bone saw October 2, according to Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency. Senators emerged from a Central Intelligence Agency briefing earlier this week saying there was "zero chance" that the cr...

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