• George W. Bush: 'Pretty clear' Russian Federation meddled in 2016 presidential election
George W. Bush: 'Pretty clear' Russian Federation meddled in 2016 presidential election

He added: "It's problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system". Bush also took a swipe at Russian President Vladimir Putin , whom he referred to as "zero sum", and said he "has a chip on his shoulder". "Putin is a brilliant tactician who has the capacity to detect weakness and exploit it". Bush insisted on the need t...

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  • Philippines says Canada helicopters 'not for attack'
Philippines says Canada helicopters 'not for attack'

The Crown corporation would not reveal any other details about the deal, citing commercial confidentiality, but media reports say the Philippines government had set aside almost $300 million for the purchase. The most recent sale, Jagunos added, only underscores the need for answers and safeguards. The Liberal government has previously been criti...

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  • Supreme Court to start final hearings in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri case today
Supreme Court to start final hearings in Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri case today

A three-judge bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that the apex court would not be swayed by the history of the religious conflict and the violence associated with it. He pointed out that the CJI sitting on Constitution benches had been breaking the bench frequently to attend to other matters as well and added that this would not work in ...

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  • Bangladesh former prime minister Khaleda Zia jailed
Bangladesh former prime minister Khaleda Zia jailed

The court found the former prime minister guilty of embezzling money meant for an orphanage, a charge she had consistently dismissed as politically motivated. "She can also seek bail". TV footage showed police using teargas shells on Thursday to break up street protests, as hundreds of Zia's supporters descended on the streets chanting slogans to...

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  • White House Faces Questions About Key Aide's Employment
White House Faces Questions About Key Aide's Employment

Mr Porter rejected the allegations in a statement read by the White House press secretary on Wednesday. "I do not know the details of Rob's personal life", he said . Asked why Kelly initially backed Porter before later saying he was "shocked", Shah said that Kelly at first was not "fully aware" of the abuse claims made by Porter's ex-wiv...

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  • 7 may be trapped in quake-hit Taiwan building
7 may be trapped in quake-hit Taiwan building

Rescuers said five other mainland tourists are still trapped in the building, four adults and one child. Engineers have attempted to secure it using concrete blocks and steel, but efforts have been complicated by ongoing tremors and rainfall.

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  • Rex Tillerson Says Russia Is Already Trying To Meddle In 2018 Midterms
Rex Tillerson Says Russia Is Already Trying To Meddle In 2018 Midterms

Claiming that Russia can utilize " many tools " to meddle in this year's midterms, Tillerson said that it was hard to say whether the United States was " better prepared " to deal with the alleged interference, " because the Russians will adapt as well ".

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  • Authorities identify man seen in disturbing child pornography video that went viral
Authorities identify man seen in disturbing child pornography video that went viral

According to a statement from Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Maria Miller, Germaine Moore is accused of sexually assaulting the children at his mother's home in Detroit and at his home in Alabama . "We understand that sharing information sometimes brings a criminal to justice, but sharing amongst Facebook friends is not the way to do it". Acc...

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  • TTP bombing kills 11 troops in Swat Valley
TTP bombing kills 11 troops in Swat Valley

The suicide bomber struck Saturday evening while the soldiers were playing volleyball after duty. Although peace has returned to the valley after a military operation in 2009, security had been a primary concern in the region. "Wait for more (attacks) to follow". Earlier in December, security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation i...

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  • PLO orders plans to be made for 'disengaging' from Israel
PLO orders plans to be made for 'disengaging' from Israel

The Committee listened to a briefing by Abbas and reviewed the prevailing conditions and action at the Palestinian, regional and global levels since the U.S. He insulted the American President. President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to address the General Assembly of the United Nations later this month and is determined to present request to recog...

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  • Massive Mayan ruins found in Guatemala
Massive Mayan ruins found in Guatemala

Archaeologists believe the cutting-edge technology will change the way the world will see the Maya civilization, reports the BBC. Researchers have long known that Mayan settlements were present in the area, but the massive scale of the cities that were once teeming with activity was hugely miscalculated.

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  • China opposes new USA nuclear strategy
China opposes new USA nuclear strategy

Ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said the USA should " correctly understand China's strategic intent and see China's national defence and military build-up in an objective way ", China's state news agency Xinhua reports. The Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) envisages short-term plans to modify existing submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) warhe...

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  • Trudeau doesn't think Trump will pull U.S. out of Nafta
Trudeau doesn't think Trump will pull U.S. out of Nafta

It served notice that whatever Trump's message is on trade, many in his party will not stand with him if he makes good on his threats to withdraw from the accord between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Controversial changes , such as the possibility for mandated renegotiation every five years, will only cause market uncertainties to the detriment of...

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  • France boosts Calais security after mass brawl
France boosts Calais security after mass brawl

Police are searching for a 37-year-old Afghan suspected of being involved in the shootings. "We have reached an escalation of violence that has become unbearable for both those from Calais and migrants", he said. According to NPR's Eleanor Beardsley, reporting from Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron has said that makeshift migrant camps wo...

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  • Burlington School District recognizes Black History Month
Burlington School District recognizes Black History Month

In 1916, Woodson established the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (initially known as the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History), and later launched Negro History Week in February 1926. "When you consider today's situation, you see all kinds of ads on television about ancestry and family history", Morris ...

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  • CAS overturns Russian athletes' lifetime Olympic bans
CAS overturns Russian athletes' lifetime Olympic bans

However, some evidence of organized Russian doping at the 2014 Sochi Games was accepted by the CAS judges, who maintained the disqualifications of a further 11 Russian athletes. "This shows that this is a new generation of Russian athletes", the International Olympic Committee said in a statement. The athletes were also declared ineligible to par...

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  • Kim Jong Nam might have been plotting to overthrow his brother
Kim Jong Nam might have been plotting to overthrow his brother

Siti Aisyah's lawyer, Gooi Soon Seng questioned Wan Azirul on a May 2017 report in the Japanese daily, Asahi Shimbun , that Kim had met a United States intelligence agent in Langkawi. Kim returned to Kuala Lumpur from Langkawi on February 12, the day before he was killed. The trial resumes on Tuesday. After Siti Aisyah agreed to the offer, she...

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  • Rep. Trey Gowdy says he won't seek re-election
Rep. Trey Gowdy says he won't seek re-election

The South Carolina congressman also took a leading role in the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's handling of the 2011 attack on a USA embassy in Benghazi, Libya. "As I look back on my career, it is the jobs that both seek and reward fairness that are most rewarding", said the statement . Gowdy's SC district is heavil...

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  • Iranian women protest obligatory headscarf; Twitterati praise the bravery
Iranian women protest obligatory headscarf; Twitterati praise the bravery

The first such act of protest occurred in December and was staged by Vida Movahed, who was eventually arrested . While not directly linked with the wave of political protest which hit Iran at the time, "her action embodied the aspirations of a movement of young Iranians frustrated with the lack of social and political freedoms", says The Guar...

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  • 4th District Congressman Tom Cole to seek powerful House post
4th District Congressman Tom Cole to seek powerful House post

His father, Peter Frelinghuysen, served 11 terms in Congress from 1953 to 1974, and his great-great-great-great-grandfather, Frederick Frelinghuysen , was a Federalist who served in the Continental Congress and was a member of the New Jersey convention that ratified the U.S.

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  • Indonesian police 'coach' transgender women to act like 'real men'
Indonesian police 'coach' transgender women to act like 'real men'

Dozens of locals tried to attack the group of beauticians as they were taken to the police station, but they were pushed back by authorities, they said. Additionally, the province of Aceh implements its own autonomous sharia law, and gay behavior is considered a crime. This month a Christian was publicly flogged for selling alcohol in the conse...

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  • Clinton Issues Statement Explaining Why She Shielded Sexual Harasser in 2008
Clinton Issues Statement Explaining Why She Shielded Sexual Harasser in 2008

She refused to apologize for keeping Strider on, but did say that if she had to do it again, she "wouldn't". The New York Times first reported the story on Friday. Doyle was asked why Clinton has not admitted that she made a mistake. The woman has not spoken herself, perhaps in part because, as the Times reports , she signed a nondisclos...

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  • Irish Government agrees to hold abortion referendum by the end of May
Irish Government agrees to hold abortion referendum by the end of May

Terminations are now only allowed in the Republic of Ireland when the life of the mother is at risk. The Taoiseach told BBC Radio over the weekend he will campaign to liberalize abortion. It also called for expectant mothers to be allowed an abortion at any stage of the pregnancy if doctors diagnosed a foetal abnormality that was likely to result...

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