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

Wafa said six Palestinians were in critical condition, including a man who was run over by an Israeli army jeep and another who was shot in the thigh. Palestinian territories have remained dogged by tension since U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital last December. Israel faced sharp criticism from the administratio...

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  • Texas police in standoff with suspected cop killer after earlier shooting
Texas police in standoff with suspected cop killer after earlier shooting

Police said a male civilian was also wounded in the shooting. The officer had responded to a disturbance call Wednesday and found one person who had been shot. A police officer has been shot in Richardson while on a call. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted his sympathy, saying "the hearts and soul of Texas mourn" for the fallen officer.

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  • U.S. official warns of growing threat from North Korea
U.S. official warns of growing threat from North Korea

Rice, who served under former President George W. Bush, made the remarks in response to a question about President Donald Trump's tweets on North Korea's nuclear program in a wide-ranging conversation with David Axelrod on "The Axe Files" Saturday night on CNN.

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  • Merkel strikes power deal with Social Democrats for German coalition
Merkel strikes power deal with Social Democrats for German coalition

Negotiating sources told Reuters that there was agreement on residential rents and on spending 2 billion euros on building social housing by 2021, but this deal still needed to be approved by senior negotiators. Schulz's zigzag course has undermined his authority. Merkel , in power for over 12 years, at first tried to cobble together a novel ...

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  • US considering sanctions on Venezuelan oil, Tillerson says
US considering sanctions on Venezuelan oil, Tillerson says

Sanctions from the United States have also done the same against several officials. In a prelude to the tour, the secretary of state made thinly veiled reference to USA support of a military coup in Venezuela to overturn the Maduro government at the University of Texas at Austin, last Thursday.

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  • 4 magnitude natural disaster in Taiwan topples hotel
4 magnitude natural disaster in Taiwan topples hotel

Local media reported that some buildings and roads in Hualien were damaged. The Hualien Shangxiao Road Community Apartment (花蓮商校路社區大樓) has suffered severe damage and is titled 45 degrees with the first and second floors almost completely crushed.

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  • Research work to be 'exempt' from Polish bill
Research work to be 'exempt' from Polish bill

A leading figure in the Jewish American community has criticized Poland's handling of its new Holocaust law. The United States , a close North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally of Poland, expressed disappointment at Duda's decision. " We only want one thing: we want to defend this historical truth, talk about the fact that we were victims, bot...

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  • USA forces begin reducing numbers in Iraq: Iraqi spokesman
USA forces begin reducing numbers in Iraq: Iraqi spokesman

Saad al-Hadithi said on February 5 that the battle against IS had ended "and so the level of the American presence will be reduced". In the announcement, Mattis said the U.S.' new focus would be on rising powers like China and Russian Federation as opposed to terrorism.

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  • UK Judge Upholds Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant
UK Judge Upholds Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant

But Aaron Watkins, for the Crown Prosecution Service, told the court Mr Assange's application was "absurd". In May previous year, Swedish prosecutor Marianne Ny said she was withdrawing the EAW because Assange's refusal to come to Sweden meant "all possibilities to advance the investigation have now been exhausted".

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  • India trails Pakistan in nuclear weapons race; Russian Federation has largest stockpile
India trails Pakistan in nuclear weapons race; Russian Federation has largest stockpile

Under the treaty either party shall reduce its strategic offensive arms in a way that will ensure at the end of a seven-year period following the effective date and further on the aggregate amount should not exceed 700 units of account for deployed intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) and heavy bo...

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  • Weather: Snow expected to develop overnight
Weather: Snow expected to develop overnight

According to Corrigan's first call forecast map, most of the Lehigh Valley area could see 2 to 4 inches of snow before a period of sleet and freezing rain , followed by rain. Monday is expected to be drier, but just as cold , with a high of 34 degrees with sunny and breezy skies. Later on into Wednesday morning, a surge of warm air will ...

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  • Britain's May warns against online abuse on women's suffrage centenary
Britain's May warns against online abuse on women's suffrage centenary

At a special meeting of the shadow cabinet held at the Museum of London to mark the suffrage anniversary, Mr Corbyn told his top team: "As a country, we must recognise and honour the enormous contribution and sacrifice made by women who campaigned for the right to vote".

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  • Tyler Zeller Traded to Bucks; Nets to Receive Rashad Vaughn, Draft Pick
Tyler Zeller Traded to Bucks; Nets to Receive Rashad Vaughn, Draft Pick

Of course, I'm referring to Tyler Zeller , who was most recently a center with the Brooklyn Nets , and has built a steady career for himself as something of a journeyman, rotation big across the last six years. He is in the final year of a deal that pays him $1.89 million while Zeller makes $1.7 million this season and gets $1.9 million next seas...

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  • Trump Touts Economy and Tax Reform in Ohio
Trump Touts Economy and Tax Reform in Ohio

Last month, after Trump signed the tax reform bill into law, Sheffer management gave its employees $1,000 bonuses, according to U.S. Sen. The president invited two employees of the plant to talk about what they plan to do with the bonus from their tax cuts.

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  • UNSC rejects USA statement condemning use of Chlorine gas in Syria
UNSC rejects USA statement condemning use of Chlorine gas in Syria

France's foreign ministry said it was concerned by the reports of chlorine being used on civilians in Syria , but that it was too soon to confirm them. So far an estimated 134 Free Syrian Army fighters, 106 YPG fighters, and 68 civilians have been killed as a result from the current conflict between the SDF and Turkish military forces in northern ...

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  • Hong Kong Following the Law in Wong Case
Hong Kong Following the Law in Wong Case

A judge in Hong Kong's highest appeals court "quashed the sentences of imprisonment" handed down to Joshua Wong, 21, Nathan Law, 24, and Alex Chow, 27, late past year, ruling that their previously served community service was sufficient. Law said in a media briefing after the announcement of the verdict that he was saddened that the Court of Fina...

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  • Kenyan opposition lawyer charged with treason over Odinga's
Kenyan opposition lawyer charged with treason over Odinga's "swearing in"

Kenyan authorities have lifted the ban on NTV and KTN which can now be accessible on air after a ban on four TV stations for attempting to broadcast the mock inauguration of opposition leader Raila Odinga. Transmission was also restored to Nation Television News, said its managing director Linus Kaikai, who said the two broadcasters had been in...

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  • Despite subpoena, Bannon won't appear before House Intelligence Committee
Despite subpoena, Bannon won't appear before House Intelligence Committee

Schiff said in a statement. But the negotiations between the committee and the White House have reportedly stalled, as President Donald Trump's office will only permit Bannon to answer fourteen simple "yes" or "no" questions, the Associated Press reported.

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  • China prepares fresh ICO rules, eyes overseas platforms
China prepares fresh ICO rules, eyes overseas platforms

In addition to banning foreign digi-dosh exchanges, China is also said to have banned ads from cryptocurrency websites from appearing in search results in both Baidu and Weibo. It is common for people to use VPNs [virtual private networks] to trade cryptocurrencies, as many exchange platforms relocated to Japan or Singapore ...

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  • Samsung heir handed controversially short jail sentence for corruption
Samsung heir handed controversially short jail sentence for corruption

While Lee was in detention, Samsung Electronics appointed new leaders and continued to outperform. "Again, I feel sorry to everyone for not showing my best side". His first stop after leaving prison was a hospital where his father has been treated since he suffered a heart attack in 2014. He was also convicted of embezzlement and other charges.

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