• Tillerson: The United States Remains in Syria to Help Overthrow Bashar Assad
Tillerson: The United States Remains in Syria to Help Overthrow Bashar Assad

He said the us also would push for broader political changes in the Middle East country. On Wednesday, he nevertheless confirmed that American troops would remain in Syria long after the fight against IS ended, to ensure neither "Iran nor President Bashar al-Assad" could "take over areas newly liberated" by the coalition.

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  • Welcoming Amazon Echo to the Telstra Smart Home family
Welcoming Amazon Echo to the Telstra Smart Home family

Air New Zealand is set to become one of the first airlines in Australasia to launch on Amazon's digital assistant Alexa . Users can listen to Amazon Music Unlimited ad-free with unlimited skips, and just like its rivals, download for offline listening.

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  • The defense budget could cause a partial government shutdown
The defense budget could cause a partial government shutdown

The Justice Department said it will ask the high court to overturn a federal judge's ruling that blocks President Donald Trump from ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals , an Obama-era program that now offers protection from deportation for about 700,000 people who were brought to the US illegally as children.

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  • Michael Wolff's book on Donald Trump, 'Fire and Fury', heads to television
Michael Wolff's book on Donald Trump, 'Fire and Fury', heads to television

Trump himself has threatened legal action against Wolff, describing it as a "fake book" by a "mentally deranged author who knowingly writes false information". It was about that time, in late July, that the White House underwent a major staff shake-up, with Sanders taking the podium and Kelly replacing Reince Priebus as chief of staff.

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  • UAE to file complaint with international aviation body over Qatar flight 'interception'
UAE to file complaint with international aviation body over Qatar flight 'interception'

Four UAE-based airlines - Emirates , Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia - operate flights to Bahrain. The incident happened days after Qatar filed complaint to the United Nations about a UAE military jet's alleged violation of its airspace last December.

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  • Cory Booker rebukes DHS secretary over
Cory Booker rebukes DHS secretary over "amnesia" about Trump's "sh*thole" remarks

Graham, who has been a key negotiator, tried to get to the bottom of what changed between last Tuesday, when the president seemed to support a bipartisan bill of "love", and the Oval Office meeting on Thursday. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Saturday it would resume processing the applications, though not for people who have ...

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  • Now it's Robert Mueller's turn to examine Steve Bannon
Now it's Robert Mueller's turn to examine Steve Bannon

The New York Times reports this is the first known instance that someone from President Donald Trump's inner circle has been subpoenaed to testify in front of a grand jury in Mueller's investigation. Bannon said that he believed there was "zero" chance that the younger Trump did not take them to meet his father, who has said he knew nothing ...

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  • Russian Federation condemns murder of Kosovo Serb politician
Russian Federation condemns murder of Kosovo Serb politician

In Pristina , the Kosovo government strongly denounced the slaying, saying it considers the attack a challenge to "the rule of law and efforts to establish the rule of law in the whole of Kosovo territory". He had upset some Serb nationalists by successfully running for the municipal council in October against a Belgrade-backed party. "Serb peop...

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  • Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to repatriate Rohingyas
Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to repatriate Rohingyas

The Myanmar government is reported to be building reception centres and a transit camp for approximately 30,000 returnees, but the risk is that refugees returning from Bangladesh will simply end up in another camp, with limited movement, right to work or access to services.

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  • Rogue Helicopter Pilot Known as Venezuelan Rambo Killed by Police
Rogue Helicopter Pilot Known as Venezuelan Rambo Killed by Police

A statement from the Ministry of Interior Relations added that two officers were killed and another five were wounded during the operation. "We are not shooting and they keep attacking us", Perez says. 'Where is the courage he had to attack military units, kill and injure officials and steal weapons?' The helicopter circled the city as Perez and ...

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  • UP: Clashes erupt at Rahul Gandhi's event, police intervene
UP: Clashes erupt at Rahul Gandhi's event, police intervene

Enroute Amethi , Rahul Gandhi began a two-day trip to his Lok Sabha constituency by offering prayers at Churwa Hanuman Temple in his mother Sonia Gandhi's constituency of Rae Bareli. In the poster Gandhi is seen carrying a bow and arrow, pointing towards Modi . Aimed at the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the message on the poster reads: "Rahul r...

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  • America Is Getting Tough on Iran Despite Sanctions Relief
America Is Getting Tough on Iran Despite Sanctions Relief

Although they have voiced concern about Iran's non-nuclear activities (i.e. human rights, relationship with North Korea), they seem to be working towards keeping the nuclear deal as is in order to keep the trade deals that they have already signed.

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  • Erdogan vows to 'strangle' Syrian border force formed by US
Erdogan vows to 'strangle' Syrian border force formed by US

Turkey has long protested US support for the PKK/PYD, while Washington has brushed off these criticisms, saying it needs the terror group's help to fight Daesh in Syria . Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said the US training of the new " Border Security Force" was the reason the USA charge d'affaires was summoned in Ankara while Presid...

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  • Burning Iranian Oil Tanker Sinks, 'No Hope' of Finding Survivors
Burning Iranian Oil Tanker Sinks, 'No Hope' of Finding Survivors

All 32 crew members on board an Iranian oil tanker that's been burning for a week near China's eastern coast are presumed dead, an Iranian official said . The ship then sank into the sea. Three bodies were recovered over the week and just hours before the Sanchi's sinking Sunday. Iran's Shana news agency reported that the Sanchi was mana...

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  • Turkish passenger plane skids off runway metres away from sea
Turkish passenger plane skids off runway metres away from sea

According to the local media reports , no passengers or crew members on the Pegasus Airlines flight were seriously injured. "We stayed inside the plane for at least 20 minutes waiting for someone to help us", said one of the passengers.

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  • Perdue says he doesn't recall Trump's controversial Haiti comments
Perdue says he doesn't recall Trump's controversial Haiti comments

Lindsey Graham were mistaken in indicating Trump had. The day after it was reported that President Donald Trump had called Haiti, El Salvador and African nations " shithole countries " during an immigration meeting, two GOP lawmakers who were in attendance released a joint statement claiming that they "do not recall" Trump making those r...

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  • Hawaii governor sorry for false alert
Hawaii governor sorry for false alert

Told by reporters that emergency sirens had actually gone off in some communities, Miyagi said he would have to look into the matter. This smartphone screen capture shows a false incoming ballistic missile emergency alert sent from the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency system on Saturday, Jan.

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  • US President targets press again, accuses 'Wall Street journal' of misquoting him
US President targets press again, accuses 'Wall Street journal' of misquoting him

On Thursday, WSJ reported that Trump said, " I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-un". Did President Trump say "I have" or "I'd have?" "I said 'I'd have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un , ' a big difference, " Trump continued.

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  • Israel says it destroys Hamas tunnel under key Gaza crossing
Israel says it destroys Hamas tunnel under key Gaza crossing

Fourteen of the Palestinians have been killed in clashes with Israeli troops, while two have died as a result of Israeli air strikes in response to rocket fire from Gaza. Military officials have noted that more tunnels will likely be destroyed in coming months as the barrier nears completion. Over the past year, the army has been constructing an ...

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  • Florida wins exemption from Trump's offshore drilling plan
Florida wins exemption from Trump's offshore drilling plan

Only days into the official comment period on the Trump administration's plan to open almost all USA waters to offshore drilling, the administration has exposed this plan for exactly what it is - playing politics with our coast. In a January 4 letter to Frosh, Hogan said, "I am writing to direct you to investigate the U.S. Department of the I...

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  • Man attacks Canadian schoolgirl with scissors to cut off her hijab
Man attacks Canadian schoolgirl with scissors to cut off her hijab

January 12. "This is bad and I do not like it", she told reporters at a news conference at her school hours after the incident. Khawlah said she felt the man behind her while she was walking to school with her younger brother, Mohammad Zakariyya, and turned around and saw him holding scissors.

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  • In a first, women in Saudi Arabia attend a soccer match
In a first, women in Saudi Arabia attend a soccer match

The Kingdom's General Sports Authority announced in October that stadiums in Jeddah , Dammam, and Riyadh will be set up to accommodate families starting in 2018. While many supported and welcomed the decision to allow women into stadiums, others spoke out against it. Apply for passports Travel overseas Get married Open a bank account Start certa...

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  • Trump Admin Okays First Medicaid Work Requirement
Trump Admin Okays First Medicaid Work Requirement

In other words, Medicaid didn't originally cover nearly any able-bodied adults. The guidance letter does acknowledge the severity of the opioid crisis. More than 285,000 Arkansans were enrolled in the Medicaid program as of January 1. Local reaction was subdued Friday after Gov. Matt Bevin announced Kentucky earned federal approval to impleme...

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  • Paul Ryan Known as Trump's 'Shithole' Controversy 'Very Unlucky, Unhelpful'
Paul Ryan Known as Trump's 'Shithole' Controversy 'Very Unlucky, Unhelpful'

He then said their story of overcoming that oppression was "a attractive story of America". After President Donald Trump reportedly referred to African countries that benefit from the US visa lottery program as "shitholes", House Speaker Paul Ryan lightly rebuked the president on Friday, calling the comments "very unfortunate" and "unhelpful"...

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  • Twitter reacts to announcement of state capture commission
Twitter reacts to announcement of state capture commission

Allegations of state capture have emerged in recent years, with the wealthy Gupta family at the centre of the controversy. The speech is due to be delivered by new ANC president, Cyril Ramaphosa , on Saturday. "I would like to emphasise that I have faith in all the judges and their ability to execute their tasks with the requisite levels of fa...

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  • Ford Edge ST debuts alongside full-range facelift
Ford Edge ST debuts alongside full-range facelift

Ford's revamped Edge SUV will be assembled in Oakville, a move a union official said signals jobs will be secure in the region as the automaker invests in new technology . Ford also included a Sport mode, which is created to deliver optimal transmission and engine performance. The new 2019 Ford Edge gets Post-Collision Braking along with Ev...

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  • Henry County police searching for armed robbers
Henry County police searching for armed robbers

He was armed with a black automatic-style handgun at the time of the robbery. After viewing video surveillance and talking to witnesses, detectives determined that the Trailblazer was connected to both robberies. area. The second suspect was described as a light-skinned black male who wore, dark trousers, a black coat, gray face mask, gray hooded...

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  • Malaysia signs $70m deal to find MH370 aircraft
Malaysia signs $70m deal to find MH370 aircraft

The plane was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it disappeared over the Indian Ocean in March 2014. The two parties sealed the " no cure, no fee " deal wherein the USA firm will scour a new search area covering 25,000 square kilometers in the southern Indian Ocean beginning mid-January.

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  • Quarterback Jacob Eason announces he will transfer from Georgia
Quarterback Jacob Eason announces he will transfer from Georgia

But Fromm always made the competition close enough with his preparation in the film room. He entered the season as the unquestioned starter. "You still prepare like it's the same as a year ago like you're the man", Eason said. He would then have two seasons of eligibility after sitting out. Eason has yet to name where he will go, however, it is s...

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  • Japan to provide $3 million to Myanmar for Rohingya return
Japan to provide $3 million to Myanmar for Rohingya return

The United Nations has condemned the army's campaign as ethnic cleansing. Refugees who have fled in their hundreds of thousands to Bangladesh have given consistent accounts of massacres, rape and torture by Myanmar security forces flanked by ethnic Rakhine mobs.

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