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Shamima Begum: IS teen's return to United Kingdom 'could be prevented'

Shamima Begum: IS teen's return to United Kingdom 'could be prevented' However, government minister Ben Wallace told BBC Radio 4's Today program that he would not risk the lives of British officials " to go looking for terrorists or former terrorists in a failed state ". Her her husband is in captivity. Begum and two of her fellow Bethnal Green academy students, Kadiza Sultana and Amira Abase, made headlines when they flew from Gatwick to Turkey in February 201... [Full Article...]

Pakistan rejects charges, denies any link with Pulwama attack

Pakistan rejects charges, denies any link with Pulwama attack The attack is bound to raise tensions in South Asia in part because it comes in the lead up to India's general elections due by May, said Alyssa Ayres, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and former USA deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia between 2010 and 2013. [Full Article...]

California Governor Will Pull Most National Guard Troops From Border

California Governor Will Pull Most National Guard Troops From Border Instead of dedicating their time to border security, the governor plans to sign a general order to have troops redeployed to provide support on two initiatives: wildfire prevention efforts and operations to counter drugs and cartels in California , including surveillance at worldwide points of entry. [Full Article...]

Disgraced U.S. Air Force Counterintelligence Officer Accused of Spying for Iran

Disgraced U.S. Air Force Counterintelligence Officer Accused of Spying for Iran This image provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows part of the wanted poster for Monica Elfriede Witt . The US Department of Justice unsealed today espionage-related charges against a former US Air Force service member who defected to Iran and helped the country's hackers target her former Air Force colleagues. [Full Article...]

CLIMATE: Race is on to define 'Green New Deal'

CLIMATE: Race is on to define 'Green New Deal' When asked about the Green New Deal on Tuesday, Senator Sherrod Brown of OH, who is reportedly considering a presidential run, said that he supports a Green New Deal but is "not going to take a position on every bill that's coming out". The ambitious proposal met a reality check Tuesday as California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared there "isn't a path" for completing a high-speed rail line between Lo... [Full Article...]

Stunning images capture rare black leopard in Africa

Stunning images capture rare black leopard in Africa The leopard's coat is pitch black as a result of melanism, a gene mutation that causes an over-production of pigment, said Pilfold. He used specialist equipment including wireless motion sensors, high-quality DSLR cameras and two to three flashes. [Full Article...]

Trump Jr. makes light of Native American genocide

Trump Jr. makes light of Native American genocide That tweet , as many on Twitter noted, included what was apparently a rude reference to a dark time in American history, the Trail of Tears . The Washington Post also recently revealed that Warren listed her race as "American Indian" when she filled out a form for the Texas state bar in 1986. [Full Article...]

Tiger surprise: weed smokers find big cat in abandoned Houston home

Tiger surprise: weed smokers find big cat in abandoned Houston home When animal control reached the house, they found the tiger and immediately informed HPD. "Finding a forever home for a tiger is not easy", said Heidi Krahn, executive director of the Center for Animal Research & Education. Houston Zoo said in a statement that it would not be able to take the tiger. Now it has found a new home of its own. "Fewer than 3,500 tigers of all tiger subspecies ... [Full Article...]

Seventeen die in Delhi hotel fire

Seventeen die in Delhi hotel fire The fire has been extinguished, but authorities are letting the building cool in order to investigate what sparked it. The hotel is in the Karol Bagh district, a busy commercial centre crisscrossed by narrow alleys where electric wires dangle overhead. [Full Article...]

North Korea Publicly Executed Administrator Of Guesthouse Where South Korean President Stayed

North Korea Publicly Executed Administrator Of Guesthouse Where South Korean President Stayed Davidson also noted that North Korea had demanded "corresponding" United States steps and that Kim had warned in a New Year speech of a potential "new path", which could indicate an eventual return to weapons testing, if he was not satisfied with the negotiations. [Full Article...]

Massive crowds mark 40th anniversary of Iran revolution

Massive crowds mark 40th anniversary of Iran revolution State TV showed crowds defying cold rainy weather and carrying Iranian flags while shouting "Death to Israel, Death to America", trademark chants of the revolution which ousted the United States' most important ally in the Middle East. Iranian leaders say they are protecting national interests. "After 40 years, the Islamic Republic of Iran has failed to fulfill its promises to uphold and safegua... [Full Article...]

Fairfax accuser claims also raped by Duke basketball player in '99

Fairfax accuser claims also raped by Duke basketball player in '99 Calls for his resignation grew steadily as the day wore on. "Ms. Watson was raped by a basketball player during her sophomore year at Duke ". If Fairfax were to resign, the Associated Press reports it's unclear who could replace him. [Full Article...]

Refugee footballer will not be extradited to Bahrain: Thai prosecutor

Refugee footballer will not be extradited to Bahrain: Thai prosecutor He was seen talking happily as he walked past the gate to board his plane. The department decided that it would not proceed with the trial against al-Araibi. A similar campaign was launched on behalf of Araibi by human rights groups, fellow soccer players and other activists - including the heroes who helped save a Thai soccer team trapped in a cave previous year - with the hashtag #SaveHake... [Full Article...]

Rep. Ilhan Omar apologizes for tweets widely denounced as anti-Semitic

Rep. Ilhan Omar apologizes for tweets widely denounced as anti-Semitic Members of Omar's own party began calling her out publicly for her comments on Sunday night. Tlaib sparked controversy last month when she tweeted that those who wish to deter boycotts of Israel had "forgot [ten] what country they represent". [Full Article...]

Hundreds participate in counter-Trump rally in El Paso

Hundreds participate in counter-Trump rally in El Paso Last week at the State of the Union address , President Donald Trump voiced his opinion that the city of El Paso was a violent town until the border wall was constructed. O'Rourke, who has claimed to oppose open borders, has faced backlash for refusing to clarify where he stood on the migrant caravan that was heading toward the U.S. [Full Article...]

Messy mix of snow, sleet to make for unsafe Tuesday commute

Messy mix of snow, sleet to make for unsafe Tuesday commute Temperatures will drop to a low of 32 degrees. Environment Canada Meteorologist Marie-Eve Giguere says it's only going to get worse throughout the day. This Bernese Mountain Dog was "loving the snow piling up in Upper Stoney Creek" back in January, wrote one Twitter user. The GTA is bracing for another winter storm, with the potential for heavy snow, freezing rain and ice pellets accompanied... [Full Article...]

USA ‘weeks’ away from Syria withdrawal start

USA ‘weeks’ away from Syria withdrawal start Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF media office, did not indicate how soon he expected the civilian evacuation to be completed, Reuters reported, noting that most of the civilians are family members of ISIS militants. Bali said there were "dozens of SDF hostages" captured by ISIL. It's estimated that between 500 and 1,000 civilians are inside, Bali said. They could quickly rebound if the military v... [Full Article...]

Snowstorm Buries Pacific Northwest, With More on the Way

Snowstorm Buries Pacific Northwest, With More on the Way Forecasters say the track of the system could still shift and there is a chance some areas could see higher accumulations and some freezing drizzle. In Seattle, officials urged people to stay off the roads as traffic slowed to a standstill in some places because of the snow. [Full Article...]

Virginia Lt. Gov Should Resign If Rape Allegations Are True, Says Governor

Virginia Lt. Gov Should Resign If Rape Allegations Are True, Says Governor This comes days after Dr. Vanessa Tyson accused Fairfax of sexual assault at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, where they both worked. Many Democrats who had carefully withheld judgment after the first accusation against Fairfax, saying the matter needed to be investigated, immediately condemned him. [Full Article...]

No Talk With President Xi Before Truce Deadline

No Talk With President Xi Before Truce Deadline U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are leading a group of administration officials headed to Beijing next week as part of the trade talks. Washington accuses China of stealing USA intellectual property and forcing American companies to share their technology. Such reforms have been a sticking point in talks so far. [Full Article...]


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