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Palestinian teenage girl on trial for striking Israeli soldier

Palestinian teenage girl on trial for striking Israeli soldier Ahed, who turned 17 behind bars last month, was denied bail by the military court judge and stands little chance of winning her case as such courts have a 99 percent conviction rate. In the December 15 video, she talks about President Donald Trump's recognition a week earlier of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The Israeli reaction, as might be expected, was as negative and denigrating as th... [Full Article...]

OR woman has 14 worms pulled from eye after rare infection

OR woman has 14 worms pulled from eye after rare infection Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researcher and lead author of a case report on the event. It has spread across Europe, but has not been found in North America. " It can be unnerving to pull worms from your eye, but she did it ". "But their presence in upstate NY suggests this geographic area is potentially suitable for spreading the eye worms that cause human infections in Europe an... [Full Article...]

These Photos Were Snapped by the Farthest-Ever Cameras from Earth

These Photos Were Snapped by the Farthest-Ever Cameras from Earth At the time, New Horizons was 3.79 billion miles (6.12 billion kilometers) from Earth. Now, it's reportedly snapped the farthest photo from Earth that's ever been taken. This image is, for now, one of the farthest pictures from Earth ever captured by a spacecraft. These include the most-distant course-correction maneuver, which took place on December 9th, 2017, and guided the spacecraft towa... [Full Article...]

Neither Israelis nor Palestinians looking to make peace

Neither Israelis nor Palestinians looking to make peace The White House also said the two leaders discussed North Korea's nuclear program, a topic not mentioned in the Kremlin's statement about the call. Nothing less. I think it is catastrophic for Israel, in how it was done, how it was allowed to be done, how it was signed, how it was agreed to, it is rather incredible to me. [Full Article...]

Trump Budget Cuts to Great Lakes Programs a 'Non-Starter'

Trump Budget Cuts to Great Lakes Programs a 'Non-Starter' That's down from $167 million previous year. Now Trump's budget would give it $30 million. But the proposal pushes the responsibility for water infrastructure improvements on cities and states. Multiple restoration efforts have occured in the St. Louis River estuary in Duluth-Superior under the federal program. And, the Trump plan guts clean water protections that every American depends on f... [Full Article...]

Congress Is Helping CPI-M in Tripura: Amit Shah

Congress Is Helping CPI-M in Tripura: Amit Shah Shah, who is in the state to campaign for the upcoming assembly elections scheduled to take place on February 18, further alleged that Congress is trying to divide the anti-CPM vote to prevent BJP from coming to power. Besides Amit Shah , top BJP leaders, several Union ministers, including Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari, Smriti Irani, party General Secretary Ram Madhav, Shahnawaz Hussain, West Ben... [Full Article...]

German SPD leader Schulz quits in bid to end turbulence over coalition

German SPD leader Schulz quits in bid to end turbulence over coalition Andrea Nahles, a plain-speaking 47-year-old former labor minister with a left-wing slant and strong oratory skills, will become Schulz's successor. The new governance agreement, however, is yet to be voted on by party members. Germany has been without a formal government since the September 24 election and investors are anxious about a delay in policymaking, both at home and in the EU. [Full Article...]

We have no information about Russian mercenaries killed in Syria

We have no information about Russian mercenaries killed in Syria US Defense Secretary James Mattis also said he has no information that Russian army servicemen were among the casualties following the US airstrike. He said: "Those steps look increasingly like part of efforts to create a quasi-state on a large part of Syrian territory - from the eastern bank of the Euphrates River all the way to the border with Iraq". [Full Article...]

'Worst storm in over 60 years' destroys Tonga's century-old parliament building

'Worst storm in over 60 years' destroys Tonga's century-old parliament building The Minister of Disaster Management, Poasi Tei, said teams of government assessors had been dispatched to villages and towns to report on damage caused by the category four cyclone. Tongan noble lawmaker Lord Fusitu'a told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.it was a great disappointment the Parliament building had been knocked down. [Full Article...]

No Word Yet from South African President on ANC Resignation Demand

No Word Yet from South African President on ANC Resignation Demand However, with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) backing an opposition-led no-confidence motion likely to be heard on Thursday, Zuma appears to have run out of road after nine years in office dogged by scandal and economic stagnation. [Full Article...]

We'll 'teach Iran a lesson it will never forget'

We'll 'teach Iran a lesson it will never forget' He made the remarks on the sidelines of a ceremony at Azad University after some westerners called for Iran's withdrawal from Syria. Iran is heavily backing brutal dictator Bashar al-Assad in Syria, and is believed to also use its secretive forces to back terrorist and rebel groups elsewhere in the Middle East. [Full Article...]

2nd federal decide orders Trump administration to simply accept DACA renewals

2nd federal decide orders Trump administration to simply accept DACA renewals Judge Garaufis is the second federal judge to rule Mr. Trump's aides bungled the phaseout, following a case in a federal court in California. The judge said the Trump administration can still rescind the program in the future if it does it the right way. [Full Article...]

Penny Mordaunt issues fresh funding warning to Oxfam

Penny Mordaunt issues fresh funding warning to Oxfam The 48-year-old actress has worked with the charity for over 20 years but has chose to step down after a recent investigation revealed an alleged cover-up of aid workers' use of prostitutes in Haiti. The scandal has led to the resignation of Oxfam's deputy head and has thrown into question government funding for the charity, which amounted to around £32 million (36 million euros, $44 million) pr... [Full Article...]

New Jersey Man Who Set Off Bombs Gets Multiple Life Sentences

New Jersey Man Who Set Off Bombs Gets Multiple Life Sentences Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Crowley argued that everything Rahimi has done since 2016 "has been fueled by hate", and "he has shown no remorse". "You never apologized to anyone in the courtroom", she said, staring at the bearded Rahimi, who sat at the defense table, shackles on his ankles. [Full Article...]

Middle East countries pledge billions for Iraq's post-IS reconstruction

Middle East countries pledge billions for Iraq's post-IS reconstruction According to UNICEF representative in Iraq Peter Hawkins, the conference on the reconstruction of this country, organized by Kuwait and scheduled for February 12th to 14th, represents a unique opportunity to draw attention to the alarming situation of children, among other issues. [Full Article...]

It's time for congressional action on immigration

It's time for congressional action on immigration Underscoring how hard it's been for lawmakers to find an immigration compromise, around two dozen moderates from both parties have met for weeks to seek common ground. McConnell agreed to the open-ended debate, a Senate rarity in recent years, after Democrats agreed to vote to end a three-day government shutdown they'd forced over the issue. [Full Article...]

How would Trump's budget plan transform Ohio's food stamp (SNAP) program?

How would Trump's budget plan transform Ohio's food stamp (SNAP) program? President Trump's 2019 budget request would prevent food-stamp recipients from using the program to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, requiring them to receive a box of processed foods instead. Roberts said, "The proposed changes would be absolutely devastating to the approximately 118,000 food insecure people we serve here at Tri-State Food Bank". [Full Article...]

Kim Jong Un invites South's Moon to Pyongyang: Seoul

Kim Jong Un invites South's Moon to Pyongyang: Seoul In Pyongyang , North Korea's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper also reported on the Games bonhomie, publishing photos of its ceremonial head of state clinking glasses with Moon and of the South's leader also shaking hands with a telegenic Kim Yo Jong . [Full Article...]

Air strikes batter Syria rebel enclave for fifth day

Air strikes batter Syria rebel enclave for fifth day Elsewhere in Syria , U.S. -led airstrikes killed 100 Syrian government fighters, the Pentagon said. "We also can not speculate on the exact make-up of the Syrian pro-regime forces who conducted the attack at this time", Veale said. The Syrian Observatory said those involved and killed by the strikes were tribesmen loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and Shia militias of Afghanistan. [Full Article...]

Charities warned after Oxfam Haiti prostitute claims

Charities warned after Oxfam Haiti prostitute claims Oxfam said it was "dismayed by what happened" and would fully cooperate with authorities. "The reports of what is unacceptable behaviour by senior aid workers in Haiti are truly shocking", a spokeswoman for Theresa May said. Penny Mordaunt condemned the behaviour of some Oxfam staff members as a "complete betrayal", as she warned the charity the "scandal" had put its relationship with the Gove... [Full Article...]


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