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More accusers confront Larry Nassar

More accusers confront Larry Nassar Just prior to this, his daughter Lauren Margraves told the court in her testimony "last year and a half of my life has been a insane whirlwind and there's no reason it should have been that way". I understand Mr. Margraves' frustration, but you can not do this. She said that there was "no way" she would punish him. "For all of you in the galley, I'm sorry that happened". [Full Article...]

Maldives exiled ex-prez says he will run again for office

Maldives exiled ex-prez says he will run again for office After the court ruling, Nasheed has declared that he can and will contest the elections which should take place this year. "We expresses deep concern over President Yameen's refusal to abide by the Supreme Court Order to release political leaders and other political prisoners". [Full Article...]

Rihanna Reunites With French President Emmanuel Macron for Global Education Funding

Rihanna Reunites With French President Emmanuel Macron for Global Education Funding Rihanna has been less vocal in her activism than some celebrities, but she has always been supportive of the LGBT community. Meanwhile, Rihanna took to Twitter with her plea to world leaders on behalf of GPE. "But education must be seen with the same urgency", she added. Jeune Afrique quotes Senegal's interior minister as saying he will ensure the safety of all conference attendees. [Full Article...]

Russian fighter jet 'shot down' in Syria's Idlib province, BBC reports

Russian fighter jet 'shot down' in Syria's Idlib province, BBC reports The regime has launched an offensive to retake Idlib, the only province that has come under full rebel control in the almost 7-year-old conflict. According to several Syrian reports, the pilot was captured by a local terrorist group whose members then executed him, though this has not been officially confirmed. [Full Article...]

Kurdish-led forces vow to foil Turkish campaign in Syria's Afrin

Kurdish-led forces vow to foil Turkish campaign in Syria's Afrin On Friday, at least two people were reportedly killed and 19 injured in attacks on Turkish towns near the border with Syria. Turkish forces immediately responded to attacks with Fırtına howitzers. "There is not much to go", he said. "As fighting in Idlib and Afrin displaces thousands more", Fakih said, "the number of Syrians trapped along the border willing to risk their lives to reach Turkey ... [Full Article...]

The Buzz | EU nationals won't get same rights after Brexit

The meeting came on the second day of May's visit to China aimed at building economic ties and mapping out new trading arrangements between the two countries following Britain's departure from the European Union. But she threw in a caveat, saying the two countries would continue to work together to ensure that the endeavour "meets global standards". The project has spurred both interest and an... [Full Article...]

'Salute to Prince' draws crowds to Super Bowl Live

'Salute to Prince' draws crowds to Super Bowl Live Unfortunately, we're just a handful of days away from the Super Bowl , which means tens of thousands of people are about to be packed into a seats for the biggest sporting event of the year. "The illicit proceeds resulting from the sale of counterfeit or unlicensed products are more often than not funneled back to support a broad range of crimes including human trafficking, forced child labor, ... [Full Article...]

How major USA stock indexes fared on Wednesday

How major USA stock indexes fared on Wednesday Among the most active Canadian stocks by volume were Canopy and Aphria; Bombardier Inc, down 2.3 percent at C$ 3.40; and Ivanhoe Mines, losing 3.1 percent to C$3.41. Stocks were lifted earlier Wednesday by a surge in Boeing which forecast better-than-expected full-year profits and said it expects to deliver a record number of commercial aircraft in 2018, sending its shares up 4.9 percent. [Full Article...]

Kenya's top TV stations still off the air amid crackdown

Kenya's top TV stations still off the air amid crackdown On Thursday, activist Okiya Omtatah won a court order saying the channels should be reopened. "At around 8am today, two men, who introduced themselves as police officers posted at the Communications Authority of Kenya, abducted my court process server at the headquarters of the authority, and detained him", he said. [Full Article...]

Five migrants shot in Calais turf wars

Five migrants shot in Calais turf wars The four who were shot were listed in serious condition, while 14 others were slightly injured. Hundreds of migrants have converged on the area in an attempt to cross the Channel to the UK. "There's been an escalation of violence that has become unbearable..." Why are the migrants there? More than 1130 French security forces have been posted in Calais to keep migrants out of the port and E... [Full Article...]

USA added 200000 jobs in January, unemployment hovers at 4.1%

USA added 200000 jobs in January, unemployment hovers at 4.1% Since then, the economy has added jobs for seven straight years and then some, or 87 straight months. With the 4.1 per cent unemployment rate, a 17-year-low, the ranks of the long-term unemployed - those looking for work for 27 weeks or longer - continued to drop, falling six percent to 1.4 million. [Full Article...]

Rep. Titus Celebrates National African American History Month

Rep. Titus Celebrates National African American History Month Today, we start off the month with our Black History Month in Focus series of editorials to highlight our history. February 25, 1 p.m.: The Black History Month Closing Gala at Wolf Performance Hall, 251 Dundas St., followed by a reception at 4 p.m. [Full Article...]

London mosque attacker jailed for 43 years

London mosque attacker jailed for 43 years Far-right loner Darren Osborne , 48, was convicted in less than an hour over the van attack on a crowd of worshippers in June past year. Father-of-four Darren Osborne, 48, had earlier been found guilty by a jury of deliberately driving into a crowd of Muslims, killing one person and injuring a further nine worshippers. [Full Article...]

Trump's message to Republicans on immigration: Compromise or win in 2018

Trump's message to Republicans on immigration: Compromise or win in 2018 Some Republicans have indicated they want a full-year of defense spending attached to a short-term bill, and conservatives in the House have suggested they won't support another short-term bill unless the House votes on the hardline immigration bill they support. [Full Article...]

UN Security Council experts discuss Russia's proposal on Syria chemical probe - chairman

UN Security Council experts discuss Russia's proposal on Syria chemical probe - chairman Years of efforts by two US presidents have failed to end the harrowing reports on chemical weapons use in Syria. An agreement between the USA in Russian Federation in 2013 bound Moscow to remove all chemical weapons from Syria, but as repeated instances of chemical weapons attacks show, that was simply not the case. [Full Article...]

Israel Postpones Polish Official's Visit in Holocaust Row

Israel Postpones Polish Official's Visit in Holocaust Row The law also introduces censorship in Poland for conducting discussions on the guilt of Poles for crimes committed during the Second World War. Polish President Andrzej Duda, who has firmly denied official Polish participation in the Holocaust , is expected to sign the bill into law. [Full Article...]

Nepali leaders meet visiting Indian FM

Nepali leaders meet visiting Indian FM After the breakfast meeting with Swaraj at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza on Friday, Prachanda said - whose party formed Left Alliance with CPN-UML during the recently held elections in Nepal - said, "We discussed the situation emerging after the conclusion of the elections and the preparation for formation of new government". [Full Article...]

Three killed, one injured after snow avalanche hits army post in Machil

Three killed, one injured after snow avalanche hits army post in Machil A soldier injured in the incident was shifted to a hospital in Srinagar , he added. Deceased soldiers were identified as Havaldar Kamlesh Kumar, Niak Balbeer and Sepor Rajinder. In December, five soldiers deployed at the Army post in Bandipora went missing after an avalanche hit the region. Four soldiers were swept by the avalanche and a rescue operation was quickly started, the sources said. [Full Article...]

USA touts vision for free and prosperous Americas

USA touts vision for free and prosperous Americas The United States has had a troubled relationship with much of Latin America where, during the Cold War, it placed Cuba under embargo and often supported dictatorial right-wing regimes against social reformers. They're expected to discuss not only Venezuela but also "the surge in coca cultivation and cocaine production, economic issues and the growing refugee population" from neighboring Venezue... [Full Article...]

Los Angeles school shooting was accidental, 12-year-old in custody

Los Angeles school shooting was accidental, 12-year-old in custody A 15-year-old girl was also shot in the wrist, but was said to be in "fair condition". The gunfire struck a 15-year-old boy in the head, leaving him seriously injured , and another 15-year-old on the wrist. "It's a big investment but it has to be done", Senz said. "Our children now see more shootings and deaths than we ever did in my lifetime", said Inez Beckon-English, the hospital's assis... [Full Article...]


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