• Netanyahu invokes 'war' on Iran at Warsaw summit, then quickly backtracks
Netanyahu invokes 'war' on Iran at Warsaw summit, then quickly backtracks

The remark came amid heightened tensions between Israel and Iran, with the former consistently expressing concern over Tehran's alleged "entrenchment" in the region, namely in Syria. "We're trying to expand the number of nations who are engaged and have a stake in the future of a peaceful and prosperous Middle East", Brian Hook, the state departmen...

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  • Trump Tells California to Return $3.5B for High-Speed Rail Line
Trump Tells California to Return $3.5B for High-Speed Rail Line

The California High Speed Rail Authority had estimated the full line would have cost $77 billion to complete. "For those who want to walk away from this whole endeavor, I offer you this: Abandoning high-speed rail entirely means we will have wasted billions of dollars with nothing but broken promises and lawsuits to show for it", Newsom said ...

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  • Former US Air Force intelligence agent charged with spying for Iran
Former US Air Force intelligence agent charged with spying for Iran

A U.S. Air Force veteran and former counterintelligence agent was charged Wednesday with spying on behalf of the Iranian government. Provided with housing and computer equipment by the Iranian government, Witt tracked down USA counterintelligence agents she used to work with on Facebook, the indictment said, and disclosed the classified identit...

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  • Saudi Arabian Crown Prince on state visit to India next week
Saudi Arabian Crown Prince on state visit to India next week

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo . "The president has been very clear - couldn't be more clear - as we get additional information, we will continue to hold all of those responsible accountable", he said . The Times , citing unidentified current and former United States intelligence officials, said the 2017 conversation was intercepted by U.S. ...

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  • McConnell says Senate will vote on Democrats’ ‘Green New Deal’
McConnell says Senate will vote on Democrats’ ‘Green New Deal’

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders co-sponsored the deal but has not said definitively whether he will run in 2020. "Give everybody an opportunity to go on record and see how they feel about the Green New Deal ", McConnell told reporters at a press conference on Capitol Hill.

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  • Man Arrested in Kidnapping Death of NY Woman
Man Arrested in Kidnapping Death of NY Woman

Reyes was found dead on February 5 inside a suitcase along a Greenwich, Connecticut, road with her hands and feet bound. Captain Robert Berry says investigators "zeroed in" on suspect Javier DeSilva after he allegedly used victim Valerie Reyes's ATM card to withdraw cash multiple times after her death.

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  • British wildlife photographer captures African black leopard in rare sighting
British wildlife photographer captures African black leopard in rare sighting

The veteran wildlife photographer was then able to set up his Camtraptions camera traps at the most ideal spots and waited it out. "I couldn't believe it and it took a few days before it sank in that I had achieved my dream". "We conclude that melanism in leopards is strongly affected by natural selection, likely driven by efficacy of camoufl...

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  • Acting Pentagon head on first Afghan trip
Acting Pentagon head on first Afghan trip

State Department said in a statement on Sunday. Shanahan said in late January that he saw "some very encouraging possibilities" in Khalilzad's negotiations with the Taliban . Shanahan took over as acting secretary of defence on January 1 after Jim Mattis submitted his resignation in December. Shanahan had been Mattis' No.

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  • China postpones New Zealand tourism campaign, Australia/NZ News & Top Stories
China postpones New Zealand tourism campaign, Australia/NZ News & Top Stories

An Air New Zealand plane on its way to Shanghai was forced to return to Auckland after several hours in the air Saturday because paperwork for the flight included a reference to Taiwan, Stuff reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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  • Newborn baby found lying on road with umbilical cord still attached
Newborn baby found lying on road with umbilical cord still attached

Pogue said: 'He was approached by a female driving a white, smaller SUV. "You can see the umbilical cord attach to it, so this baby was barely born and I can't tell for how long but it had feces leaking from it's onesie", Fuentes told KGPE .

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  • North and South Korea to submit joint bid for 2032 Olympics
North and South Korea to submit joint bid for 2032 Olympics

Negotiators held 10 rounds of talks previous year but remained deadlocked over President Donald Trump's demand that the South pay significantly more. Yonhap said the United States had previously demanded 1.13 trillion won (US$1 billion) from South Korea .

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  • Warren: Trump ‘May Not Even Be Free Person’ by 2020 Presidential Election
Warren: Trump ‘May Not Even Be Free Person’ by 2020 Presidential Election

One of the innovations of Donald Trump's winning 2016 campaign was that a candidate could get pretty far by blaming a lot of America's problems on a group without enough votes to influence the outcome. Actor Rob Lowe's tweet mocking Elizabeth Warren's controversial claims to Native American ancestry was deleted following a wave of outrage, whic...

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  • Bill to create separate Russian internet gets first approval
Bill to create separate Russian internet gets first approval

The test will mean that data travelling between Russian citizens and other organisations will remain within Russia rather than being routed internationally. The announcement comes after a draft law called the Digital Economy National Program - which requires Russian internet service providers (ISPs) to make technical changes as the nation pre...

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  • El Chapo's ex-beauty queen wife hires personal bodyguards
El Chapo's ex-beauty queen wife hires personal bodyguards

Mexican-born El Chapo , 61, showed no emotion as the verdicts were read out, but smiled at 29 year-old wife Emma Coronel Aispuro wife who put her hand on his heart. The trial cast a harsh glare on the corruption that allowed the cartel to flourish. Guzman spoke in the courtroom only once during the trial, saying he would not testify in his own d...

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  • US Democratic senator Amy Klobuchar enters presidential race
US Democratic senator Amy Klobuchar enters presidential race

Klobuchar , a lawyer and the former prosecutor in Minnesota's largest county, raised her national profile during a Senate Judiciary Committee last fall for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman when they were both in high school.

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  • Pot smokers find caged tiger in abandoned house
Pot smokers find caged tiger in abandoned house

They called police on Monday and the major offender animal cruelty unit and animal shelter volunteers arrived on the scene. It was subdued and transported to a facility managed by BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions. "She is pretty large so she doesn't look underfed", Cottingham added, in an on-air news segment. "She seems to be in good spirits, wa...

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  • China releases video of Uighur musician to 'disprove his death'
China releases video of Uighur musician to 'disprove his death'

Foreign ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy called on the Chinese authorities to respect human rights. According to worldwide human rights organisations, Uighurs, Kazakhs and other Muslim minorities were being detained in camps on frivolous charges like refusing to give a DNA samples, using minority language or arguing with government officials.

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  • Trump Supporter Attacks Photographer at El Paso Trump Rally
Trump Supporter Attacks Photographer at El Paso Trump Rally

Mr Skeans said the man nearly knocked him and his camera over twice before he was wrestled away by a blogger. "Fortunately our cameraman is fine, he is made of stern stuff", he told the Today programme. The cameraman told the BBC that the "very hard shove" came out of nowhere. 'It is clearly unacceptable for any of our staff to be attacked fo...

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  • Hundreds of thousands in Iran mark 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution
Hundreds of thousands in Iran mark 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Rouhani was referring to the Kingdom of Bahrain, which Iranian officials in the past have referred to as the "14th province". 40 years of repression. During the speech, Rouhani also laid claims to several areas including parts of land that are now in Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia.

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  • Doctor hails 'miracle' baby girl in good spirits after drain ordeal
Doctor hails 'miracle' baby girl in good spirits after drain ordeal

Bernadette Wicks , a reporter for a local news outlet, said that people had provided doors from their kitchen cupboards to help workers hold back earth as they attempted to remove the baby from the pipe. Robert Mckenzie, KZN EMS spokesman, said the baby girl had been washed around five metres down the pipe (which is around six centimetres in diamet...

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