• Nigerian President warns vote-riggers of 'ruthless' response
Nigerian President warns vote-riggers of 'ruthless' response

INEC National Commissioner in charge of information and voters education, Barr Festus Okoye said in a statement shortly after a meeting between the INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu and the 12 National Commissioners. The electoral commission has allowed election campaigning to resume. Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has expressed stern mis...

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  • Christmas Island: Australia 'to re-open' controversial detention centre
Christmas Island: Australia 'to re-open' controversial detention centre

Under the bill, detainees on Nauru and Manus Island will be able to seek "medical or psychiatric assessment or treatment" in Australia. "We have approved putting in place the reopening of the Christmas Island detention facilities, both to deal with the prospect of arrivals as well as dealing with the prospect of transfers", Morrison said.

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  • Pakistan rejects charges, denies any link with Pulwama attack
Pakistan rejects charges, denies any link with Pulwama attack

PM Narendra Modi posted a tweet on the incident, stating that the "attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama is despicable". The bus was part of a 78-vehicle convoy that was travelling on the the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pulwama district .

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  • Netanyahu confirms Israel attacked Iranian targets in Syria
Netanyahu confirms Israel attacked Iranian targets in Syria

A diplomat who saw the presentation said Kushner wouldn't go into details but said the plan would be released sometime after Israel's election. Iran , which was not invited to the conference, where it will be the subject of much debate and disparagement, has changed that calculation.

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  • McConnell takes aim at Ocasio-Cortez with Green New Deal vote
McConnell takes aim at Ocasio-Cortez with Green New Deal vote

If I may borrow a rather good point from Twitchy : "There's no time for a debate or a "national conversation" on climate change: the earth only has 12 years left according to Ocasio-Cortez". "In the coming weeks", the group concluded, "Sunrise Movement's army of young people will be taking action to expose the moral bankruptcy of GOP elites an...

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  • Elusive black leopard spotted in Kenya for first time in 100 years
Elusive black leopard spotted in Kenya for first time in 100 years

Four of these observations were at night with infrared imaging, which confirmed the animal's rosette patterning. Burrard-Lucas was trying to spot the leopard for several days without success when he finally returned to his cameras to find a striking image.

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  • USA charges former Air Force officer for spying for Iran
USA charges former Air Force officer for spying for Iran

Witt's former colleagues", the indictment said. The US Treasury Department also announced sanctions against an Iranian company accused of organizing conferences that served as a platform to recruit Witt, and against another Iranian company suspected of having participated in the cyberattacks.

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  • Trump taunts Iran on 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution
Trump taunts Iran on 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a ceremony celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. This year's anniversary comes as tensions rise with the United States and Iran grapples with the aftermath of President Donald Trump's pullout last May from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and tough US economi...

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  • Venezuela's Maduro leads military exercises
Venezuela's Maduro leads military exercises

National Assembly president Guaido's envoys met with Brazilian officials in Brasilia and announced plans to establish a second aid storage center in the state of Roraima, on Venezuela's southeastern border. 12, 2019. The opposition says the USA -backed aid including food and medicine is needed due to Maduro's mishandling of the once-buoyant OPEC na...

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  • Axios: More Media for Ocasio-Cortez Than 2020 Dem Candidates
Axios: More Media for Ocasio-Cortez Than 2020 Dem Candidates

After President Trump during his El Paso rally Monday night criticized the deal as resembling "a high school term paper that got a low mark", Ocasio-Cortez fired back on Twitter, writing, "Ah yes, a man who can't even read briefings written in full sentences is providing literary criticism of a House Resolution".

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  • Trump calls on Ilhan Omar to resign over 'anti-Semitic' tweets
Trump calls on Ilhan Omar to resign over 'anti-Semitic' tweets

Being under heavy pressure, Omar later "unequivocally" apologized for tweets suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are being paid to do so, which drew bipartisan criticism and a rebuke from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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  • Keralite woman among 17 killed in Delhi hotel blaze
Keralite woman among 17 killed in Delhi hotel blaze

A woman and a child died after they tried jumping from a window of the building. A call about the fire was received at 4:35 am and 24 fire tenders were rushed to the spot, a senior officer from the Delhi Fire Service said. Some were injured and have been taken to hospital. The fire has already raised questions about safety in poorly regulated bud...

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  • Winter storm warning Tuesday
Winter storm warning Tuesday

Heavy snow and ice is forecast to sweep across NY, bringing what forecasters are calling a "messy mix" to the region. In addition to areas in the Northeast, eastern Iowa, Wisconsin and northern MI will experience the worst snow. A wintery mix of snow and sleet is forecast to fall overnight Monday and much of Tuesday in the tri-state area, makin...

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  • Refugee footballer freed by Thailand returns to Australia
Refugee footballer freed by Thailand returns to Australia

Refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi made a triumphant return to Australia on Tuesday, ending a two month ordeal that saw him jailed in Thailand and threatened with forced return to his native Bahrain . "They should think about giving him one minute (on Thursday) but I hope not because next Friday will be a home game", he said. "I would like to...

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  • Accuser willing to testify to Virginia lawmakers
Accuser willing to testify to Virginia lawmakers

And after toying with the idea of resigning for more than a week, Northam has apparently come to a decision not to step down . Asked about this week in VA, Northam responds by referring to kidnapped, enslaved, & trafficked Africans as 'indentured servants , ' tweeted Qasim Rashid, a Muslim activist who lives in Virginia .

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  • Backed forces begin
Backed forces begin "final battle" to regain ISIS towns

Monitors the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the SDF were advancing across farmland, and there were heavy clashes and landmines going off. The coalition has been training and providing aerial support to the Syrian Democratic Forces, which launched an offensive on the last patch of jihadist territory in September 2018.

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  • China-US tariff concerns stalk markets once again
China-US tariff concerns stalk markets once again

In Asia, Japan's Nikkei 225 was the biggest loser, plummeting 1.95 percent by 1:42 p.m. HK/SIN on Friday. While the USA has said it is a hard deadline for the tariffs, Mr Trump has also suggested he could agree to extend negotiations beyond the month's end if progress is made.

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  • AASU activists Burn PM Modi’s Effigy in Guwahati
AASU activists Burn PM Modi’s Effigy in Guwahati

Modi lashed out at Mr. Naidu for aligning with the Congress, saying the former CM NT Ramarao (NTR) had launched the party to make Andhra Pradesh "congress-mukth" after he was a victim of its 'arrogance.' Mr. Meanwhile, the protests over Citizenship Amendment Bill is still continued in the Northeast and there are the expectations that it might be ...

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  • Unresponsive, frozen cat saved by caring vets
Unresponsive, frozen cat saved by caring vets

Fluffy's body temperature was so low it did not even register on a thermometer. She was rushed to an animal hospital, "essentially frozen and unresponsive", the clinic said on Facebook . "She couldn't get back to her normal little hiding spots that she goes to". "And then they realised "oh my gosh, she's not moving". The clinic used warm w...

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  • Food fan Trump in 'very good health'
Food fan Trump in 'very good health'

This year's exam will be overseen by Sean Conley, a Navy veteran and doctor of osteopathic medicine who's now president's physician. Jackson set a goal for Trump to lose 10 to 15 pounds within a year. Last year, doctors checked the president's eyes; ears, nose and throat; heart; lungs; gastrointestinal tract; skin; and teeth. Conley said Trump did ...

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