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Explosion in Mogadishu Marketplace Kills 20

Explosion in Mogadishu Marketplace Kills 20

Most of the dead were shoppers and shopkeepers operating at the facility along with a crowd, whose survivors were taken to hospital Medina and other medical centers, said police captain Mohamed Hussein. Local media reported the president had offered a $100,000 reward for information on who carried out the deadly bombing. "Majority were dead", he said. Read More

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President Trump Tweets on Flynn Resignation: The 'Real Story' is Media Leaks

President Trump Tweets on Flynn Resignation: The 'Real Story' is Media Leaks

Flynn's job first appeared to be in jeopardy last Thursday when the Post published a story titled, "National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials, officials say". Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a longtime Russian Federation critic, said Congress needs to know what Flynn discussed with the ambassador and why. A US official, describing the intercepted communications, said Flynn did not make any promises about lifting the sanctions. Read More

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Germany encouraged, United Kingdom anxious over Opel-Vauxhall sale to PSA

PSA, the parent company of France's Peugeot, Citroen and DS, has confirmed it is interested in taking over Opel, the German arm of USA giant General Motors Co (GM). "I will be using this meeting to press the case for the UK's world class facilities and workforce, and ensuring that Mr Tavares and the PSA Group understand fully that Luton, Toddington and Ellesmere Port, and thousands of dedicated United Kingdom workers, deserve a strong backer and a positive future". Read More

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Consequences of ACA repeal would be bad

It's a good thing all those efforts failed; it is patently obvious they had no idea - all that time - how to replace it. What's harmful, though, is when the rancor eclipses the facts. The ACA required health insurance plans sold in small group and individual markets, on and off the ACA exchanges, to cover a comprehensive essential health benefits package including many "preventive services" that were to be provided without any out-of-pocket costs. Read More

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Tony Blair urges people to 'rise up' and stop Brexit

Tony Blair urges people to 'rise up' and stop Brexit

Meanwhile, travel companies say they have already seen changes, with travellers booking early amid fears that holidays will cost more due to the value of the pound plunging once Article 50 is triggered. "I urge people to rise up and turn off the TV next time Blair comes on with his condescending campaign". Some remain supporters were also concerned that Blair was not the right messenger for the campaign to keep the United Kingdom in the EU. Read More

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President Names DOL Nominee With Deeper Labor Ties

President Names DOL Nominee With Deeper Labor Ties

EST. Trump made the announcement at the White House, only a day after fast-food executive Andrew Puzder ended his bid for the post. Acosta is now the dean of the Florida International University law school. "While we're sadly confident that the billionaire bigot in the White House will put forward yet another candidate for Labor Secretary that will seek to muzzle working people, today is a small, but important victory for working families and the multiracial, multi-generational ... Read More

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Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman dies at USA prison aged 78

The Tribute in Light above the NY skyline and One World Trade Center (L) is seen from Jersy City, New Jersey, the United States of America, Sept. 11, 2015. Reuters reports that he was accused of issuing a fatwa that led to the assassination of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat in 1986. So much for a 'martyr's death.' Abdel-Rahman was 78. Read More

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So the Trump administration just sent out a really weird email survey

The survey , which the Washington Post reported came just moments after Thursday's news conference, asks respondents if they trust MSNBC, CNN or Fox News "to report fairly on Trump's presidency". Its questions read less like survey questions and more like campaign stump lines. An email containing a survey was then sent out from his team. With the rollout of his Mainstream Media Accountability Survey, a exhausted, frustrated President Trump is laying the groundwork for delegitimizing ... Read More

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South Carolina Man Planned Shooting 'In The Spirit Of Dylann Roof'

South Carolina Man Planned Shooting 'In The Spirit Of Dylann Roof'

Benjamin "Benji" Thomas Samuel McDowell was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and awaits a preliminary and detention hearing on Tuesday, Feb. McDowell met with the undercover agent one week later, believing the agent was someone who " handled problems for the Aryan Nations ". "I seen what Dylann Roof did and in my heart I reckon I got a little bit of hatred and". Read More

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Ivanka Trump's label dropped by Nordstrom

They altogether welcomed the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe along with his wife while they zoomed off considering a weekend aside at the holiday resort. "No more money from me Burlington". Even those retailers still selling Ivanka Trump merchandise appear to be are moving it along with the help of hefty discounts , as tracked by Teen Vogue magazine. Read More

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Russian warplanes, spy ship spotted following departure of Donald Trump's security advisor

Coupled with escalating fighting in eastern Ukraine and Russian jets buzzing a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Black Sea, Putin clearly thinks the Trump administration has given him a permission slip to flex his muscles. "We've got incredibly experienced, professional, competent people there, who have seen this behavior in years gone by", he said. It showed up in Havana, Cuba, in January 2015 , and was spotted off the East Coast in April 2015, Petersen added. Read More

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Food CEO Andrew Puzder Withdraws as Labor Secretary Nominee

Potential candidates include former National Labor Relations Board members Peter Kirsanow and R. Alexander Acosta , according to a Bloomberg report . He said he offered her assistance in getting legal status and has paid back taxes to the IRS and the State of California. Puzder is chief executive officer of CKE Restaurants Inc, which primarily franchises fast-food chains including Hardee's and Carl's Jr. Read More

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Hillary Clinton Delivers Wry Response to Flynn Resignation

Flynn made numerous phone calls to the Russian Ambassador to the United States before Trump took office, and later hinted he may have gone against diplomatic protocol by discussing the rollback of sanctions. Clinton referenced all this in a wry message early Tuesday, in which she retweeted a joke by Philippe Reines , who worked for Clinton in both the Senate and State Department. Read More

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Schumer Calls for Independent Investigation Following Flynn's Resignation

Schumer cited a Department of Justice regulation that prohibits conflicts of interest in the conduct of investigations. Was General Flynn directed or authorized to do what he did? On Wednesday, for the second day in a row, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer demanded an investigation into Russian ties to Trump associates conducted by an "independent and unbiased law enforcement authority" that explicitly excludes Sessions. Read More

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Border Agent Demands NASA Scientist Unlock Phone Before Entering the Country

Border Agent Demands NASA Scientist Unlock Phone Before Entering the Country

A US-born NASA scientist of Indian-origin was detained by US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officials and was not permitted to enter the country unless he unlocked his PIN-protected work phone. "Just to be clear - I'm a US-born citizen and NASA engineer, travelling with a valid U.S. passport". In addition, he has never visited the countries on the immigration ban, and he's 10-year employee of a major USA federal agency. Read More

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Kremlin says White House scandal is "internal matter"

Assuming that there is a G20 summit in July this year, one way or the other the presidents will meet there, but, as you know, there has been talk about the possibility of an earlier meeting. The Washington Post first reported about the discussions late Thursday, saying that the discussions were between Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Read More

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Russian Planes Buzz by US Navy Destroyer

Russian Planes Buzz by US Navy Destroyer

There were three separate incidents involving Russian aircraft and the USS Porter , Captain Danny Hernandez, a spokesman for U.S. European Command, said . The USS Porter took part in Sea Shield, an annual worldwide military exercise, last week. "These incidents are always concerning because they could result in miscalculation or accident", he said. Read More

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Making the most of your Valentine's Day

Making the most of your Valentine's Day

Because of that, the flower industry relies on security protocols - developed with law enforcement - that start as soon as refrigerated truckfuls of roses leave dozens of flower farms. American began worldwide shipments for Valentine's Day during the first week of February and, on average, will transport 10 to 15 tonnes of fresh cut flowers out of Amsterdam alone during those couple weeks. Read More

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4 militants, 2 Army jawans killed in J&K encounter

4 militants, 2 Army jawans killed in J&K encounter

Authorities thus had made heavy deployment of police and paramilitary forces to prevent rallies. On Sunday, Military forces were involved in a gunfight with a group of militants holed up in a home in south-Kashmir, the policeman said. The other suffered injuries when security forces fired on protesters and died in a hospital. Encounter still underway in south Kashmir. The trend of people thronging the encounter sites started in February past year when more than dozen army soldiers, ... Read More

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Ex-foreign minister Steinmeier elected new German president

Ex-foreign minister Steinmeier elected new German president

Steinmeier has always been one of Germany's most popular politicians. The German president has little executive power, but is considered an important moral authority and symbol of the country as its host for visiting dignitaries. Steinmeier, a Social Democrat, had the support of Chancellor Angela Merkel's "grand coalition" of center-right and center-left parties. Under Ms Merkel, he served twice as foreign minister - from 2005 to 2009 and again from 2013 until this year, with a stint as ... Read More

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Multinational "Aman-17" naval exercise kicks off

The exercise, held from February 10 to 14, involves 37 countries with nine nations-Australia, China, Indonesia, Turkey, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan and Russia-participating with warships or aircraft. He said, "We believe in inclusive policy and we think that if the world stands together, there will be great benefits for all of us". The admiral said that the region is experiencing swift geo-strategic changes, which have provided Pakistan with diversified challenges ... Read More

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Peru judge orders 18 months of prison for ex-president Toledo

Judge Concepción had ruled that the 70-year-old be detained for 18 months till prosecutors collect evidence in the case. "Peru doesn't deserve to see another president flee justice", Basombrio added. Benitez declined to say where Toledo was, citing a confidentiality agreement with his client. Toledo's wife, Eliane Karp, said that her husband would "gladly" return to the country "if there were guarantees of an impartial and non-politicized justice". Read More

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Oroville spillway outflows increase as damage continues

The lake levels continue to rise, nearing 10 feet from the crest. The DWR says the public is not now at risk, as the US Army Corps of Engineers has said the main dam is sound. One photo circulated online showed water crashing into the now 45-foot deep hole, leaving the spillway and flowing down the hillside. Officials said Thursday the cavity and erosion had grown substantially after the test releases. Read More

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In call with Xi, Trump to honor 'One-China' policy

In call with Xi, Trump to honor 'One-China' policy

Just after he won the November election, Trump provoked Beijing's ire by accepting a congratulatory call from Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen. The discussion was "lengthy" and "extremely cordial", the White House said . "Everything is under negotiation including One China ", he told the Wall Street Journal a week before the inauguration. Trump said that he and President Xi discussed "a lot of subjects" during the long phone talk, the first since his inauguration on January 20. Read More

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4 wounded in Petah Tikva shooting attack in Israel

Seven were listed as lightly injured; one was listed as moderately injured. A man suffered stab wounds to his upper body while three other people, including a woman, were hit by gunfire. Last month four Israeli soldiers died after being run over by a truck in Jerusalem. More than 265 Palestinians have been killed since an uptick in Israeli-Palestinian violence began in late 2015, according to Palestinian figures. Read More

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Death toll rises to 20 from bomb blast outside Afghan Supreme Court

It said that the figure was expected to rise. ISIS is also gaining some traction in Afghanistan, however, and could well also have done it. Members of the UN Security Council also expressed their strong apprehension, urging all States, "in accordance with their obligations under global law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Afghan authorities". Read More

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Buhari not sick, only exhausted, says Senator Ibrahim

The social media users were reacting to the assurances Osinbajo gave on Buri's health status on Monday, February 6, when journalists approached him for a chat shortly after his reported telephone conversation with the president. But in Africa, as Quartz has previously reported, the story of sick presidents going missing while seeking treatment is all too common. ABUJA Nigeria's absentee president is in good health and is expected to return home soon, his deputy said on Monday, after mounting ... Read More

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Beset by economic woes Nigerians protest for change

Some said it was because he was arrested and tortured by the Department of State Services (DSS) and others feel it was because he just didn't want to be responsible for whatever would have happened at the venue of the protests. According to the tweet of Ms Maureen Kabrik ‏@Mkabrik, "We are at Unity Fountain right now getting ready for our protest #IStandWithNigeria #OneVoiceNigeria". Read More

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Freezing rain warning for morning commute

No one was injured by the ice. Be prepared for a slick commute if you're travelling on Tuesday as Environment Canada has issued freezing rain warnings for Toronto and parts of southern Ontario. It wasn't clear how numerous outages were related to the weather. Wellington-Dufferin Student Transportation Services has cancelled school bus service in Dufferin County for the day. Read More

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Ex-French President Sarkozy to stand trial over campaign spending

Rather than invoicing the presidential campaign, the Bygmalion firm allegedly charged those extra expenses to Sarkozy's centre-right UMP, since re-branded as the Republicans, thus bypassing French electoral law. A judicial source told Reuters that 13 others will also face charges in relation to the case, which also involves accusations of excessive spending and funding irregularities. Read More

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Afghan civilian casualties hit record numbers

Afghan civilian casualties hit record numbers

Aerial operations by both Afghan government forces and global forces killed 250 and injured 340 civilians , a 99 percent increase over 2015. "All parties to the conflict must take immediate concrete measures to protect the ordinary Afghan men, women and children whose lives are being shattered", said Tadamichi Yamamoto , the United Nations secretary-general's special representative for Afghanistan. Read More

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Man charged in murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano

Man charged in murder of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano

Vetrano's father, Phil Vetrano, told ABC station WABC-TV in NY on Sunday that "the police did an excellent job". More than a dozen of the victim's family members attended the hearing, the station reports. Police do not believe Lewis knew Vetrano. "Karina helped us to identify this suspect", Boyce said . Cops said she had put up a "vicious fight" which left the killer's DNA under her fingernails. Read More

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Winter weather advisory issued for most of MA

Winter weather advisory issued for most of MA

Off- and- on rain can be expected to continue throughout Tuesday tapering off Wednesday morning with temperatures expected to hit the lower fifties. "The freezing rain may get as far north as Manitoulin Island and North Bay", Alsen said. 2 corridor, the Berkshires and into much of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Read More

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Zakaria Bulhan pleads guilty in Russell Square stabbing case

Zakaria Bulhan pleads guilty in Russell Square stabbing case

The murder happened during a stabbing rampage in London last August. A man has pleaded guilty to killing an American tourist and injuring five other people in attack in London's Russell Square. Bulhan is a Norwegian national of Somali origin who moved to the United Kingdom in 2002. Retired teacher Darlene Horton, 64, was visiting the city with her husband when she was killed. Read More

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