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A light aircraft crashed in November in Russia's far east, killing six people on board. The jet was heading toward the city of Orsk close to the border with Kazakhstan. Video from the crash site appears to show pieces of wreckage in a snow-covered field. The Russian-made plane was seven-years-old at the time of the crash and the airline purchased it about a year ago.
  • Last two Islamic State 'Beatles' fighters captured

    Last two Islamic State 'Beatles' fighters captured

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    The Syrian fighters who apprehended them told USA officials in mid-January that the two may have been captured, and the men's identities were later confirmed using fingerprints and other biometric data. "The two are believed to have acted as guards and interpreters involved in ISIS" illegal captivity of Western hostages, and are thought to have links to the British terrorist often called "Jihadi John", the official said in a statement.
  • Congress to miss shutdown deadline as Senate goes into recess

    Congress to miss shutdown deadline as Senate goes into recess

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    A growing number of House Democrats, led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, are threatening to vote against the bill, raising concerns that House leaders may not have the votes to pass the spending bill in that chamber. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, among the most prominent hawks in Congress, mocked Paul on Twitter for the call to withdraw from Afghanistan, saying that would not be a good idea.
  • Meet Lucas, first Gerber Baby with Down syndrome

    Meet Lucas, first Gerber Baby with Down syndrome

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    Lucas' mom Courtney Warren told "Today" that she entered her son's photo on a whim, using Gerber's hashtag on Instagram. One-year-old Lucas Warren was chosen out of over 140,000 photo entries, and CEO and President Bill Partyka said it was his smile and happy disposition that made him their victor.
  • German parties 'reach coalition deal' after long talks

    German parties 'reach coalition deal' after long talks

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    Monday's talks were expected to focus on improving public healthcare , such as by changing billing rules for doctors, who earn more by treating privately insured patients. Ahead of the negotiations for the European Union budget after 2020, the coalition partners support a "strong European Union cohesion policy in all regions".
  • Kurds protest as Turkish leader meets pope

    Kurds protest as Turkish leader meets pope

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    Erdogan said he and the Pope had already spoken by telephone about the Jerusalem issue and said both of them favoured working to maintain the status quo for the city considered holy by three religions. Previously, it was speculated that the pope and Erdogan would also discuss the situation in Syria during the private portion of the meet. Francis denounced those who said "all Muslims are terrorists".
  • Pakistani court sentences 1 to death for lynching student

    Pakistani court sentences 1 to death for lynching student

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    Mashal Khan, a journalism student, was dragged out of his dorm room at Abdul Wali Khan University in the north-western town of Mardan on April 13, 2017, and killed by a mob following false rumors that he had shared blasphemous content on social media.
  • Trump wants military parade in Washington

    Trump wants military parade in Washington

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    According to the Washington Post , the Pentagon is, at the behest of Trump, is planning a massive demonstration of USA military power on our own streets. It will be one massive troll, complete with tanks and flyovers and marching soldiers. In 1961, an Army Pershing missile mounted on a tank-like carrier rode down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., as part of the inaugural parade for President John F.
  • Palestinian Authority Prepares for Blanket 'Disengagement' From Israel

    Palestinian Authority Prepares for Blanket 'Disengagement' From Israel

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    The wounded Israeli guard was identified as Boris Balbrava, 36, from Karmei Tzur colony. Zaamara, 19, was shot by another security guard and killed, the army said. "The security forces will catch whoever tries to attack Israeli citizens and we will deal with them to the fullest extent of the law", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.
  • South Africa's Jacob Zuma may give up inside days

    South Africa's Jacob Zuma may give up inside days

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    The machinations within the ANC are an ironic recycling of history for Zuma, who engineered the ouster of former president Thabo Mbeki in 2008 shortly after taking over the helm of the ANC. Zuma and the Guptas deny any wrongdoing, though the president paid back some money for the home upgrades after the Constitutional Court ruled against him.
  • FBI Used 'POLITICAL DIRT' to SPY ON TRUMP

    FBI Used 'POLITICAL DIRT' to SPY ON TRUMP

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    Of course, that wasn't Page's only connection to Russian Federation. "I certainly have been in a number of meetings with him and I've learned a tremendous amount from him", he said . To win approval, investigators needed to provide probable cause that he was "knowingly engaging in clandestine intelligence gathering activities for or on behalf of" Russian Federation.
  • South Africa's President Jacob Zuma under mounting pressure to quit

    South Africa's President Jacob Zuma under mounting pressure to quit

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    Asked about the ongoing talks surrounding Zuma, ANC spokeswoman Khusela Diko said: "There is no crisis within the ANC, we are used to robust discussions". His comrades in the party want him out even before the impeachment process and argue his continued stay would impact negatively on the party's performance during the 2019 general elections.
  • ISIS beaten, U.S. troops reportedly start Iraq drawdown

    ISIS beaten, U.S. troops reportedly start Iraq drawdown

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    Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over IS in December after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country, three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq's territory. USA officials say that while Islamic State has lost most of the territory it once controlled in Iraq and Syria, there is concern about surviving fighters returning to insurgency tactics.
  • Air strikes pound Syria's last rebel strongholds, gas chokes civilians

    Air strikes pound Syria's last rebel strongholds, gas chokes civilians

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    There has been a heated exchange between the USA and Russian Federation at the United Nations over the reported use of chemical weapons by Assad's regime. The Syrian state news agency SANA said three people were killed in the government-controlled Old City in Damascus when rebels launched a series of missiles.
  • Shallow magnitude 6.4 quake strikes Taiwan - USGS

    Shallow magnitude 6.4 quake strikes Taiwan - USGS

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    Two bridges in Hualien City were damaged and sealed off from the public. At least 28 people have been rescued so far from buildings that have at least partially collapsed, the Hualien fire department said. A woman leaves the damaged Marshal Hotel in Hualien, eastern Taiwan, after a strong quake. A magnitude 6.1 natural disaster struck in the area two days ago and another quake, measuring 5.3, hit the same area later that day, Reuters reported.
  • Maldives crisis: Supreme Court revokes order to free political prisoners

    Maldives crisis: Supreme Court revokes order to free political prisoners

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    The travel alert came after the Maldives government under President Abdulla Yameen declared a 15-day state of emergency a day earlier, according to a statement by MOFA's Bureau of Consular Affairs. With the political crisis in the Maldives showing no signs of abating, the chief justice has reportedly also received threats to his life via anonymous telephone calls.
  • 'This Is Us' (finally) explains exactly how Jack Pearson died

    'This Is Us' (finally) explains exactly how Jack Pearson died

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    Jack wakes up in the middle of the night, sees the smoke pouring into the bedroom, and immediately jumps into survival mode. Rebecca and Jack's children also spoke about their father in the past tense, so we all knew it was coming - and we got a bit of a clue that it had to do with a Crock-Pot - but we were not prepared to actually witness the moment it happened! He talks with Rebecca, and she confirms that Kevin is not in the home and is at Sophie's house .
  • Melania Trump Refused to Pose for a Joint Picture With Her Husband

    Melania Trump Refused to Pose for a Joint Picture With Her Husband

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    The couple smiled for the cameras as they walked across the South Lawn. The First Lady has had a tough time as of late, with rumours about her husband's infidelity rife and her every move scrutinised. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to greet supporters after arriving at Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport, Monday, Feb.
  • North Carolina father, daughter charged with incest after having baby together

    North Carolina father, daughter charged with incest after having baby together

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    She was unaware of her birth parents until 2016, whereupon she attempted to track down her biological parents via social media. Steven told his other children they should start referring to Katie as their "step-mom". In November previous year a warrant was issued for their arrest. In July a year ago, Katie posted an image of the pair kissing with the tag which implied they were married.
  • Australia lose Davis Cup tie to Germany

    Australia lose Davis Cup tie to Germany

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    German captain Michael Kolhmann agreed. Italy's No. 1 Fabio Fognini beat Japan's Yuichi Sugita in five hard-fought sets to give his country a 3-1 victory in their Davis Cup World tie at Morioka in Japan Sunday. "Of course if you go into a match knowing you had to win otherwise your team loses it is something for sure you are thinking about", he said. Australia's world No.4 doubles specialist John Peers has had four different partners since his debut in the 2016 World Group first ...
  • Palestinian teen killed in Israeli raid on Jenin

    Palestinian teen killed in Israeli raid on Jenin

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    Jenin residents reported heavy military presence and said IDF soldiers, using loudspeakers, called for the surrender of Ahmad Nassar Jarrar, the suspected leader of the terror cell that shot and killed 35-year-old Rabbi Shevach, as he drove home to the Chavat Gilad outpost.
  • Northeast at heart of Act East Policy, says Modi

    Northeast at heart of Act East Policy, says Modi

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    The two-day Global Investors Summit here ended on Sunday with the signing of more than 200 MoUs entailing an investment of more than Rs 100,000 crore, officials said. Modi said the country has become the most preferred investment destination with the highest FDI of Dollars 60 billion last fiscal and the Union Government will now focus on development of infrastructure to turn Assam into the country's new growth engine.The focus of the development strategy is on "transformation through ...
  • Antonio Conte assesses condition of January deadline day signings

    Antonio Conte assesses condition of January deadline day signings

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    Wednesday's shock 3-0 home defeat to Bournemouth left Chelsea down in fourth, 18 points off runaway league leaders Manchester City, and fighting just to qualify for next season's Champions League. I ask myself why. "I've always admired Olivier Giroud ". "We have to wait because don't forget, especially with Palmieri, we are talking about a player who is coming back from a bad injury and has only played one game in the Italian cup", Conte explained.
  • Premier Rachel Notley expected to provide update on Trans Mountain pipeline project

    Premier Rachel Notley expected to provide update on Trans Mountain pipeline project

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    Saskatchewan interim NDP leader Nicole Sarauer said the B.C. government is "playing games" that will hurt Western Canada's resource sector and that her party stands with Alberta. "We are putting in place a consultation and an intentions paper so that the public has an understanding of the potential impact of a catastrophic spill within British Columbia".
  • African migrants injured in Italian drive-by shootings

    African migrants injured in Italian drive-by shootings

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    The suspect, named locally as Luca Traini, 28, had an Italian flag wrapped around his neck when he was detained. Gentiloni said Saturday that "one thing is certain, that horrendous crimes and criminal behavior will be prosecuted and punished".
  • Turkish capital blast caused by bomb, attacker killed

    Turkish capital blast caused by bomb, attacker killed

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    Ercan Topaca said three people had sustained light injuries from flying debris at the scene of Thursday's explosion. Authorities initially said they believed the blast was a gas explosion but did not rule out the possibility of "sabotage".
  • Man charged for illegally selling ammunition to Las Vegas shooter

    Man charged for illegally selling ammunition to Las Vegas shooter

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    Paddock opened fire on hundreds of people attending a music concert from a 32nd floor window of the Mandalay Bay hotel. However, prosecutors said Haig's fingerprints were found on some of the unfired rounds in Paddock's hotel suite and that armour-piercing cartridges recovered there bore tool marks matching the reloading equipment in Haig's workshop.
  • Iranian women take off hijabs in public to protest law

    Iranian women take off hijabs in public to protest law

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    Sotoudeh said on her Facebook page on Sunday that Movahed had been released. Another woman protested against the obligatory headscarf in Iran on Monday, she and another lady were arrested witnesses tell me. However, at least two women have, including one on Monday. The so-called "hijab protest" seems to have struck a chord with many - especially younger - Iranians.
  • Congress Sweeps All Three Seats In Rajasthan Bypolls

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    The Bharatiya Janata Party suffered defeat on all the five seats that went to polls in Rajasthan and West Bengal . "People are disappointed with the BJP and false assurances given by its leaders". His tweet read, "Well done Rajasthan Congress!" The Congress drew a blank in Rajasthan in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. In West Bengal's Uluberia Lok Sabha seat, the Trinamool won by a margin of around 474,000 with 61% of the vote and the BJP came second with 23%.
  • Police search gardens for alleged serial killer victims

    Police search gardens for alleged serial killer victims

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    Bruce McArthur , a Toronto-based landscaper and part-time mall Santa, has been accused of first degree murder for killing five men. "We do believe there are more and I have no idea how many more there are going to be", homicide detective Sgt.
  • Separatists circle key area in Aden

    Separatists circle key area in Aden

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    He said the STC forces rapidly advanced in the street fighting and imposed a tight besiege around the Presidential Palace in Aden's district Crater, where the government officials reside. The International Committee of the Red Cross said at least 36 have been killed and 185 wounded in the latest wave of fighting which began on Sunday.
  • Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Under Pressure As Republicans Prepare To Release Memo

    Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Under Pressure As Republicans Prepare To Release Memo

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    President". It's key that the Justice Department operates with independence from the executive branch, since Presidents would otherwise be able to influence or curtail investigations into their own conduct. So it's significant that on Tuesday, Rep. James Comer (R-KY) went on CNN and said he would have no qualms if Trump chose to remove Rosenstein. Short of firing, Rosenstein's replacement could sharply limit the scope of Mueller's investigation and prevent his final report from being ...