• Labour to support public vote after Corbyn's Brexit vision rejected
Labour to support public vote after Corbyn's Brexit vision rejected

If May's deal is knocked down again by the Commons, MPs will have the chance to vote on leaving without a deal on 13 March. Its defeat has been interpreted by some as the start of Labour turning to focus on backing another European Union referendum, but senior figures have made clear that the party will also continue to campaign for its alt...

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  • White House, Kremlin face off over future of Venezuela's Maduro
White House, Kremlin face off over future of Venezuela's Maduro

Arreaza also renewed an invitation to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, to visit Venezuela to evaluate the impact of what he described as a US-led "blockade". The moves came after Venezuelan security forces violently drove back opposition attempts at the weekend to bring humanitarian aid, including United States supplies...

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  • Australian Cardinal Pell to spend his first night in prison
Australian Cardinal Pell to spend his first night in prison

While the Vatican is officially awaiting the outcome of Pell's legal appeals, it quietly removed him from the C-9 Council of Cardinals advisory committee last October, and, three days ago, allowed his contract as Vatican treasurer to expire.

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  • Hurricane-force winds cut power and menace Lake Erie shorelines with ice
Hurricane-force winds cut power and menace Lake Erie shorelines with ice

Wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour have hit the region, downing trees and causing power outages throughout western NY. "This ice tsunami is one of the craziest things I've ever witnessed", David Piano wrote, adding the ice is " starting to bulldoze trees and street lamps ".

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  • South African pastor faces suit for staging resurrection miracle
South African pastor faces suit for staging resurrection miracle

One of the men at the centre of the resurrection storm has been identified by the names Elliot and Brighton and, according to someone claiming to be his employer, he has since been arrested for the part he played in this past weekend's show.

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  • As Pak Claims Indian Pilot In Custody, Calls To Follow Geneva Convention
As Pak Claims Indian Pilot In Custody, Calls To Follow Geneva Convention

The statement said India expects "immediate and safe return" of its pilot. What are the Geneva Conventions? Article 2 of the third of the Geneva Conventions, which applies to prisoners of war, states its provisions cover "all cases of declared war or of any other armed conflict which may arise between two or more of the High Contracting P...

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  • Things Are Getting Very Tense Between India and Pakistan
Things Are Getting Very Tense Between India and Pakistan

Beijing urged both India and Pakistan to engage in dialogue to uphold the peace and stability in the region. India confirmed the loss of one of its MiG-21 fighter jets in an "engagement" with Pakistani forces, and acknowledged its pilot was missing.

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  • Khamenei Has Reportedly Told Zarif Not To Resign
Khamenei Has Reportedly Told Zarif Not To Resign

The nation's top diplomat resumed his duties after Iran's President Hassan Rouhani rejected Zarif's resignation on Tuesday, saying it would be "against the country's national interests", the semi-official Mehr news agency reported. Earlier, a senior commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards said Zarif still enjoyed the support of Iran's Supre...

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  • India shoots down Pakistani fighter jet after own aircraft downed
India shoots down Pakistani fighter jet after own aircraft downed

Wednesday's aerial attacks across the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Indian and Pakistani territory in Kashmir are the first since a war in 1971. Imran Khan claimed that two Indian MIGs crossed the Line of Control and they were shot down .

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  • Firefighters rescue fat rat found stuck in sewer grate
Firefighters rescue fat rat found stuck in sewer grate

A video shot from a rescuer's helmet showed firefighters lift the manhole cover and prop it up on wedges. "The rat had quite a lot of winter fat and got stuck on its hips - nothing was going forward and nothing back", animal rescuer Michael Sehr told German news agency DPA.

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  • Australia's Cardinal Pell remanded into custody for child sex offences
Australia's Cardinal Pell remanded into custody for child sex offences

The judge said Pell was guilty of a breach of trust with an element of brutality and had had a sense of impunity. "Like many survivors I have experienced shame, loneliness, depression and struggle", the statement said, according to AFP news agency.

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  • UK Police Issue New Warning About Deadly Self-Harming Game
UK Police Issue New Warning About Deadly Self-Harming Game "Momo Challenge"

The " Momo Challenge " noticeably started circulating around the web globally in 2018. "Ensure that the devices they have access to are restricted to age suitable content". It has recently resurfaced and once again has come to the attention of schools and children across the country. As yet, however, there have been no confirmed deaths or injurie...

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  • Venezuela crisis: Russian Federation claims USA is preparing for military invasion
Venezuela crisis: Russian Federation claims USA is preparing for military invasion

He said the U.S. was imposing more sanctions on four pro-government governors, including a close Maduro ally who negotiated the release of an American jailed for more than two years. Briefing the United Nations security council, the UN's political and peace building chief, Rosemary DiCarlo, depicted a devastating collapse in Venezuela's health syst...

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  • Wild Weather Week: Damaging Winds, Power Outages, Plus Some Snow
Wild Weather Week: Damaging Winds, Power Outages, Plus Some Snow

During an outage, civilians are urged to stay clear of downed power lines, turn off appliances, and in a medical emergency dial 911. As of Monday morning, there were almost 8,000 homes without power in Northern Virginia, according to officials.

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  • Egypt train fire: Deadly blaze at Cairo's main railway station
Egypt train fire: Deadly blaze at Cairo's main railway station

Other photos posted online showed the charred platform and black smoke billowing from the station. Firefighters struggled to get the flames under control. A man runs back and forth, his shirt on fire, until another man rushes to pour water on him. Egypt's railway infrastructure has always been neglected by successive governments and previous tr...

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  • Pastor Lukau's church backtracking says man was already alive on arrival
Pastor Lukau's church backtracking says man was already alive on arrival

Meanwhile, Kings and Queens Funeral Services has distanced itself from the stunt. We did not supply the coffin neither did we store the deceased at our mortuary and no paper work was processed by Kings and Queens Funerals. At the same time, the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities will be i...

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  • Trump calls helpful Russian, Chinese sanctions on North Korean border
Trump calls helpful Russian, Chinese sanctions on North Korean border

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his way across China by train on Sunday, media reported , bound for a high-stakes second nuclear summit with U.S. "I'm not in a rush", Trump said. Despite little progress toward his stated goal of ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons since first meeting Kim in Singapore previous year, Trump has said h...

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  • Pakistan says shoots down two Indian aircraft in Kashmir
Pakistan says shoots down two Indian aircraft in Kashmir

PTI said the Pakistani jets dropped bombs while returning but that there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The air raids took place over the disputed territory of Kashmir just one day after India bombed targets in Pakistan , according to BBC .

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  • Five airports closed for civilian flights, say officials
Five airports closed for civilian flights, say officials

This was an act of self-defence and the inbuilt message was that Pakistan did not want to hurt any civilian. On February 12, a MiG-27 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force ( IAF ) crashed near Pokhran in Rajasthan. The IAF technical team is here, they'll ascertain facts. Flight operations at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore as w...

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  • Zarif had handed in resignation ‘many times’: senior MP
Zarif had handed in resignation ‘many times’: senior MP

He knows this, and so his offer of resignation can be read as a "put up or shut up" to hardline elements not only on his own behalf but on that of Mr Rouhani too. We'll see if it sticks. "Either way, he and @ HassanRouhani are just front men for a corrupt religious mafia", Pompeo wrote. This was not lost on Khamenei, who declared during Assa...

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