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Indian security forces killed in Kashmir blast

Indian security forces killed in Kashmir blast India Police identified the suicide bomber as Adil Ahmed. At least 40 Indian security force personnel were killed yesterday and many more injured in the most serious terrorist attack during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tenure. May the injured recover quickly". India is estimated to have up to 500,000 troops stationed the region. The bus was part of a security convoy which was traveling d... [Full Article...]

Pence calls on European Union to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal

Pence calls on European Union to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal The two-day global ministerial meeting on the Middle East, co-hosted by Poland and the United States , began in Warsaw on Wednesday. At a Middle East conference organised by the United States in Poland, Pence slammed the European Union for remaining party to the agreement after the Trump administration withdrew from it a year ago and reimposed tough sanctions on Iran. [Full Article...]

Australia will reopen its Christmas Island detention centre

Australia will reopen its Christmas Island detention centre After he left office, the centre-left Labor government began holding refugees on Christmas Island . Under a harsh policy meant to deter asylum seekers from reaching Australia by boat, Canberra sent arrivals to Nauru and Papua New Guinea for processing and barred them from resettling in Australia. [Full Article...]

Australia to reopen Christmas Island refugee detention camp

Australia to reopen Christmas Island refugee detention camp If approved, the person will be brought to the detention camp on Christmas Island , which is an Australian territory closer to Indonesia than the mainland, for treatment. The Christmas Island center has been described as a high-security prison where the unlucky "boaters" are forced to cohabitate with hardened criminals, including rapists. [Full Article...]

DOJ: She Knew US Secrets and Gave Them to Iran

DOJ: She Knew US Secrets and Gave Them to Iran Monica Witt, who allegedly defected to Iran in 2013, had previously worked as a United States counterintelligence officer. "It is a sad day for America when one of its citizens betrays our country", said Assistant Attorney General John Demers, announcing the indictment . [Full Article...]

Photo of rare black leopard captured for first time in 100 years

Photo of rare black leopard captured for first time in 100 years The previously confirmed sighting - which was also caught on film - of a black leopard in Africa was back in 1909 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, according to the paper. "I was disheartened and suddenly felt the enormity of what I was trying to achieve". "We conclude that melanism in leopards is strongly affected by natural selection, likely driven by efficacy of camouflage and/or thermoregulation i... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation planning to disconnect from global network with separate internet system

Russian Federation planning to disconnect from global network with separate internet system The Russian intranet would see internet data accessed by citizens remaining inside the nation rather than internationally as Vladimir Putin's country disconnects from the global web. Some critics have expressed doubt whether it's even technically possible to sustain Russian Federation unplugging from the Internet. "This is very serious", the news agency AFP quoted Russian security analyst An... [Full Article...]

NYPD officer killed, another wounded responding to robbery

NYPD officer killed, another wounded responding to robbery An NYPD detective has died after being shot while responding to a robbery in progress at a cellphone store in Queens, and a second detective is injured after also being shot, officials say. As for the weapon he pointed at officers, police say it was a fake gun. Mayor Bill de Blasio and O'Neill met with Gorman at the hospital. It's the second time a police officer has been shot in the city in t... [Full Article...]

5 members of East Texas family, including infant, found shot dead

5 members of East Texas family, including infant, found shot dead Police and rescue workers responded to a call at 10:30 a.m. CST about multiple victims of an assault at a residence in Blanchard, Texas , the Polk County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook . The woman woke up to a commotion outside the room and called her son. The sheriff's office said it plans to brief reporters at 6 p.m. local time at a pavilion about a mile from the scene. [Full Article...]

Ex-boyfriend held in death of woman in suitcase

Ex-boyfriend held in death of woman in suitcase Valerie Reyes , 24, of New Rochelle , was identified as the body found in a suitcase in Greenwich, Conn., police said. Afterwards, he said he put packing tape over her mouth, bound her legs and hands and put her in a suitcase he later put in his auto. [Full Article...]

At least 20 Guard personnel killed in Iran bombing

At least 20 Guard personnel killed in Iran bombing The Fars news agency said the attack was claimed by Jaish al-Adl, a jihadist group formed in 2012 as a successor to the Sunni extremist group Jundallah, which had waged a deadly insurgency against Iranian targets. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif appeared to blame the United States for the attack, citing a USA -sponsored conference in Warsaw aimed at rallying support to further isol... [Full Article...]

McConnell to call Senate vote on Democrats' Green New Deal

McConnell to call Senate vote on Democrats' Green New Deal The goal is to transition the US economy away from burning fossil fuels and emitting greenhouse gasses blamed for climate change , rising sea levels and severe storms. Ocasio-Cortez countered that Trump is not equipped to give criticism of her House resolution since he " can't even read briefings written in full sentences ". [Full Article...]

May accused of playing 'chicken' with Brexit talks

May accused of playing 'chicken' with Brexit talks The prime minister also said that if there is no deal by February 26, the government will make a statement on that day and table another amendable motion for MPs to vote on the following day. Corbyn faces pressure from some of his own MPs, who want him to push for a second referendum. "By getting the changes we need to the backstop; by protecting and enhancing workers' rights and environmental p... [Full Article...]

Air NZ passengers on diverted flight to China touch down in Shanghai

Air NZ passengers on diverted flight to China touch down in Shanghai Air New Zealand did not respond to questions about a Taiwan link but said "as is required, the application includes a list of destinations the airline operates to, including Taipei". 'New Zealand's relationship with China is deteriorating, ' says Simon Bridges.The National Party leader's comments comes as Air NZ flight was denied entry into China on February 10. [Full Article...]

Newborn found abandoned in middle of road in freezing weather

Newborn found abandoned in middle of road in freezing weather He initially thought it was an animal until he got closer before realising it was a newborn baby. "You can see the umbilical cord attach to it, so this baby was barely born and I can't tell for how long but it had feces leaking from it's onesie", Fuentes told KGPE . [Full Article...]

Woman throws chair from condo balcony onto Gardiner Expressway

Woman throws chair from condo balcony onto Gardiner Expressway Police have not publicly named the woman, who allegedly threw several items including two chairs from a high-rise on Bremner Boulevard. Sgt. Ron Boyce told Radio-Canada that police believe the condo is at 55 Bremner Blvd., and said condo management is working with them. [Full Article...]

Trump taunts Iran on 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Trump taunts Iran on 40th anniversary of Islamic Revolution This year's anniversary comes as tensions rise with the United States and Iran grapples with the aftermath of President Donald Trump's pullout last May from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and tough US economic sanctions , re-imposed in November. [Full Article...]

Top US officials arrive in China for trade talks as deadline looms

Top US officials arrive in China for trade talks as deadline looms China and the United States have repeatedly traded barbs in the past over what Washington says is Beijing's militarisation of the South China Sea by building military installations on artificial islands and reefs. "He has forged a mutually respectful relationship with President Xi", Conway said. China will likely respond by raising tariffs on $60 billion worth of USA goods that it announced a... [Full Article...]

Watch as a BBC cameraman is assaulted at Trump's rally

Watch as a BBC cameraman is assaulted at Trump's rally In August, the United Nations argued that Trump's "strategic" attacks on the media will increase the risk of violent attacks against reporters but the president has largely ignored the warning. Trump has had a contentious relationship with reporters throughout his presidency and previously referred to the media as "the true enemy of the people ". [Full Article...]

Trump may not even be a free person in 2020: Warren

Trump may not even be a free person in 2020: Warren U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California also is expected to make her second campaign appearance in SC this weekend. Others accused Hollywood of hypocrisy, saying it was okay for them to tweet bad things about Trump, but it was off-limits to do the same about a Democrat. [Full Article...]


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