• Magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits Ecuador
Magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits Ecuador

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno tweeted that this natural disaster and the other two previous quakes did not cause "major damages", according to preliminary reports. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. "Today's quake is the largest of these", the USGS said. However, no tsunami warning was being issues, the Pacific Tsunami...

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  • U.S. says 200 troops to remain in Syria after forces' withdrawal
U.S. says 200 troops to remain in Syria after forces' withdrawal

Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As the White House grapples with how to handle Syria , ISIS appears to be on its last stand in the country, controlling only a portion of one village in the Middle Euphrates River Valley in eastern Syria, near the Iraq border.

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  • Julie Bishop to retire from Parliament - PM
Julie Bishop to retire from Parliament - PM

Ms Bishop said she would not contest the next election, expected in May. "I suspect that one of those women in Curtin and in Higgins will be very successful and will make a wonderful contribution here in the parliament". Australia was on the United Nations Security Council at the time. Her future was in doubt after she decided against remain...

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  • More than 150 Islamic State militants handed over to Iraq from Syria
More than 150 Islamic State militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

But fighting was temporarily stopped after Kurdish-led forces spotted large numbers of women and children still in the village. In Syria, Kurdish-led forces backed by the US-led coalition have cornered the militants in a pocket less than one square kilometer in Baghouz, a Euphrates River village near the 600-kilometer (370-mile) border.

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  • North Korea’s Kim begins train journey to Hanoi for summit with Trump
North Korea’s Kim begins train journey to Hanoi for summit with Trump

North Korea says its leader Kim Jong-un is on a train en route to his second summit with US President Donald Trump . Russia's TASS news agency reported hours earlier that Kim departed from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang on his personal train.

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  • Large cargo plane crashes east of Houston
Large cargo plane crashes east of Houston

An Amazon-branded Boeing 767 freighter, nicknamed Amazon One, flies over Lake Washington during the Seattle Seafair Air Show on August 5, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. Footage from local news station WFAA showed rescue helicopters with the U.S. Coast Guard overhead Trinity Bay, surveying the wreckage. The 767, which has a payload of 115,700 ...

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  • Beware! Many Tea Garden Workers Died After Consuming Toxic Liquor
Beware! Many Tea Garden Workers Died After Consuming Toxic Liquor

A doctor attends to a victim, who had consumed bootleg liquor, at a hospital in Jorhat in northeastern state of Assam, India , Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Authorities said that two persons were detained in connection with the case while two excise department officials were suspended pending inquiry. "We tried our best, but it was too late", he said.

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  • #NigeriaDecides2019: Buhari Says Astonished At Amount Of Forex Flooding Nigeria
#NigeriaDecides2019: Buhari Says Astonished At Amount Of Forex Flooding Nigeria

In a televised morning address on the eve of the vote, Buhari asked Nigerians to "cast aside doubt and have faith that INEC will rise to the occasion" on Saturday. "I've been redirected many times", said Victor Kanoba a voter in Lagos. "I'm going to be the victor", he told reporters. TRT World spoke to journalist Phil Ihaza in Abuja for mor...

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  • California parents plead guilty to shackling, torturing their children
California parents plead guilty to shackling, torturing their children

The girl told a dispatcher that her little sisters were chained up, that they would wake up crying at night, and that they wanted her to "call somebody and tell them". David Turpin had worked as an engineer for Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. He said the pair are facing 25 years in prison. He said he and his siblings had been suspected of...

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  • Netanyahu challengers form centrist alliance
Netanyahu challengers form centrist alliance

Resilience, in a statement, said Gantz, Lapid and Moshe Yaalon, a former defense minister, "decided to establish a joint list that will comprise the new Israeli ruling party". In the past, Netanyahu has come from behind to win, and some political analysts say he thrives in the role of an underdog because he can galvanize his core supporters with ...

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  • Attacks on Kashmiris: Supreme Court notice to States, Centre
Attacks on Kashmiris: Supreme Court notice to States, Centre

Taking note of the submission, the bench referred to its earlier decision by which it had asked the states and union territories to appoint a senior police officer as nodal officer in each district to deal with the cases of mob violence. It also sought direction to the Centre and other authorities to immediately set up a nationwide helpline number ...

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  • Trump Nominates Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft to Be UN Ambassador
Trump Nominates Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft to Be UN Ambassador

She has remained popular at the White House. Former US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley congratulated Craft saying "she's done a great job" in Canada and that "we know she'll be a strong voice for America" in the UN. If confirmed by the Senate , Craft will represent an administration that has derided multilateralism and pulled back USA engagem...

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  • Tens of Thousands at Aid Concert for Venezuela
Tens of Thousands at Aid Concert for Venezuela

Emilio Gonzalez, mayor of the Venezuela border town of Gran Sabana, identified the woman killed by a gunshot as Zoraida Rodriguez, a member of an indigenous community. Even as several million Venezuelans flee and those who remain struggle to find basic goods like food and antibiotics, Maduro denies that a crisis exists.

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  • Shamima Begum: Isis runaway asking for sympathy
Shamima Begum: Isis runaway asking for sympathy

Today the jihadi bride's family have written to the Home Secretary challenging his decision to revoke her British citizenship. "That year we lost Shamima to a murderous and misogynistic cult", the letter read. The home secretary said he would not leave an individual stateless, which is illegal under worldwide law. Her family stressed they rej...

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  • Time Up’s CEO Resigns After Son Accused of Assault
Time Up’s CEO Resigns After Son Accused of Assault

Borders revealed she was leaving the anti-sexual harassment movement on Monday, four months after taking the job of president and chief executive officer. In a post on Facebook, Gellert said she came forward with the allegations as she didn't "want it to happen to anyone else..." Within 24 hours, she resigned as president and chief executive, accor...

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  • Vatican summit on sex abuse begins, but doors remained closed to victims
Vatican summit on sex abuse begins, but doors remained closed to victims

Scicluna's address illustrated the main phases of processes of individual cases of sexual abuse of minors by members of the clergy. "The first enemies are within us, among us bishops and priests and consecrated persons who have not lived up to our vocation".

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  • Saudi agrees $10 billion China refinery deal as crown prince visits
Saudi agrees $10 billion China refinery deal as crown prince visits

In sharp contrast to the fighter jet escort, MBS felt what it was like to be on the receiving end of a blockade later on Monday when India forced him to fly via Riyadh to avoid coming directly from regional rival Pakistan. The investments could help Saudi Arabia regain its place as the top oil exporter to China, a position Russian Federation has ...

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  • Three UK Conservative politicians defect to new independent group
Three UK Conservative politicians defect to new independent group

But the resignations threaten a decades-old two-party system and mark the biggest shake-up in years for Britain's political parties. 'The final straw for us has been this Government's disastrous handling of Brexit '. May has faced a hard balancing act. The Prime Minister is under pressure to get a withdrawal agreement passed in the Commons by ...

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  • 'Extinct' Galapagos tortoise found after 100 years
'Extinct' Galapagos tortoise found after 100 years

An adult female Fernandina Giant Tortoise, or Chelonoidis phantasticus , possibly more than 100 years old, was found on Fernandina Island by a joint expedition of the Galapagos National Park and the USA -based Galapagos Conservancy, Ecuador's Ministry of the Environment said in a statement Wednesday.

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  • Saudi Prince Pledges to Help India Fight Terror
Saudi Prince Pledges to Help India Fight Terror

On investment opportunities, Saudi Crown Prince Salman said: "We understand that there are opportunities for more than $100 billion investment in India". "India has played a positive role", he said. Terming India as "friend", he said that Saudi Arabia would help India at all fronts and further co-operate to ensure a bright future for the generati...

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