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'Man in the hat' terror suspect Abrini charged over Paris attacks

'Man in the hat' terror suspect Abrini charged over Paris attacks Belgium has sent "man in the hat" airport bombing suspect Mohamed Abrini to France to face charges in connection with the deadly 2015 Paris terror attacks. Abdeslam is believed to be the only survivor of the jihadist team behind the carnage at the French capital's Bataclan concert hall, the national stadium and a handful of bars and cafes. [Full Article...]

Man mauled to death by tiger after scaling wall of Chinese zoo

One tiger that was seemingly undisturbed by the deterrence attempt dragged Zhang away before workers shot and killed the tiger. This is second such attack in just six months. The attack was captured on camera and shared on social media, with one video showing a tiger gnawing on the man's body as people screamed. They were eventually able to pull him from the enclosure. [Full Article...]

Chad's Moussa Faki is new AU Commission chairperson

Chad's Moussa Faki is new AU Commission chairperson N'Djamena - As Chad's foreign minister Moussa Faki Mahamat has been at the forefront of the fight against Islamists in Nigeria, Mali and the Sahel, raising his profile at home and overseas. He defeated four other contenders for the seat in a secret ballot cast by Heads of Governments at the summit. Information just received indicate that Faki beat hot favourite Kenya Foreign Minister Akina Moham... [Full Article...]

Iran summons Swiss envoy over Trump visa ban

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday halted the arrival of refugees and imposed a temporary travel ban on travellers from six predominantly Muslim countries, including Iran, to help protect U.S. Earlier, CNN and other media organizations reported that Iran was banning Americans from entering the country. Takhtravanchi also said that the Canadian government is seeking a "new phase" in ties with ... [Full Article...]

Uber Fights Back After Immigration Ban Backlash

Shortly after President Donald Trump signed his executive order to keep refugees and citizens from certain Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, taxi drivers took notice. "Whatever your view, please know that I've always believed in principled confrontation and just change; and have never shied away (maybe to my detriment) from fighting for what's right", Kalanick said in his post. [Full Article...]

Washington State Sues Trump Over Immigration Order

Protesters gather to denounce President Donald Trump's executive order that bans certain immigration, at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on January 28, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. "It is an insult and a danger to all of the people of the state of Washington, of all faiths", Inslee said. "We stand with our refugee brothers and sisters throughout Washington state, those who are seeking protecti... [Full Article...]

Clashes flare in eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian forces say the fresh outbreak of fighting began when rebels launched an attack on Avdiivka, a flashpoint town held by the army that borders land controlled by the separatists. The fighting came as Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel to step up economic sanctions against Moscow, and fears grew in Kiev that USA support could wane should President Dona... [Full Article...]

Priebus: No regrets Holocaust statement didn't refer to Jews

Kaine said , "The Trump administration is poised to do awful danger to our country, our values, our people and our reputation". On Sunday's broadcast of NBC's Meet the Press , Kaine said senior Trump advisor Steve Bannon is connected to a news organization, Breitbart, that traffics in white supremacy and anti-semitism. [Full Article...]

Diplomats Criticize Trump Order

Thousands of protesters demonstrated against the ban at airports around the country, and protesters gathered at the White House Sunday afternoon and marched to the U.S. "I can not emphasize how stupid this is", says Jeffrey, citing the need to maintain a positive US-Iraqi relationship in order to accomplish US missions in the Middle East. [Full Article...]

Iran conducts ballistic missile test, United States officials say

Iran conducts ballistic missile test, United States officials say It took place near Semnan, a well-known testing site some 140 miles from Tehran. The Khorramshahr medium-range missile flew about 600 miles before exploding in what was called a failed test of a re-entry vehicle, USA officials said. Trump has called the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, one of the worst deals in history. The deal was brokered by the U... [Full Article...]

US, Mexico Statements Differ On Public Statements About Border Wall

US, Mexico Statements Differ On Public Statements About Border Wall The U.S. also relies heavily on Mexico for machinery, oil and agricultural products. Focused on the terms of trade agreements, and illegal immigration, Trump is weighing a proposed border adjustment tax levied on imports from Mexico as one of several options that could raise an estimated $10 billion or more to pay for a large physical barrier to stretch the length of the almost 2,000-mile shar... [Full Article...]

Netanyahu Tweet Sparks Crisis with Mexico

Netanyahu Tweet Sparks Crisis with Mexico Palestinian women and girls walk in front of Israel's "Apartheid Wall" between the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem and Jerusalem al-Quds on January 17, 2017. They were having a total disaster coming across and, and they had a wall. "It's 99.9 percent stoppage", Trump said. Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's president, canceled a planned meeting with Trump subsequent to the order. [Full Article...]

Georgia Police Chief Apologizes 76 Years After Black Teen's Lynching

Georgia Police Chief Apologizes 76 Years After Black Teen's Lynching In 1940, a black teenager was lynched in LaGrange. He said that through information gathered by the NAACP and a community group called Troup Together, "we've learned a lot about Austin's lynching, but there's still a lot to learn". Before any trial, the hooded men took him to the outskirts of town and shot him. 'This was brutal, ' Dekmar, who has been in the leadership role for the department ... [Full Article...]

Kellyanne Conway Has An Epic Meltdown And Compares Donald Trump To Jesus

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation archives, the two men Conway mentions were "former Iraqi insurgents [who] participated in terrorist activities overseas and attempted to continue providing material support to terrorists while they lived here in the United States". [Full Article...]

PM Modi shares exam tips with students in 'Mann ki Baat'

PM Modi shares exam tips with students in 'Mann ki Baat' PM Modi asked students to not think about exams as pressure; rather they should be celebrated as festivals. "Had he accepted defeat and not continued his fight, the country would not have got a great scientist and such a great President", said Modi. [Full Article...]

Trump says government was 'totally prepared' for implementation of travel ban

Trump says government was 'totally prepared' for implementation of travel ban The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in the eastern district of NY on behalf of two Iraqi nationals detained at John F. Kennedy airport. How's that, you ask? The executive order Trump signed on Friday bans entry of all refugees for 120 days, bans Syrian refugees indefinitely and bans entry by any citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries. [Full Article...]

With Incense and Prayer, Lunar New Year Arrives

With Incense and Prayer, Lunar New Year Arrives Members of Cambodia's Chinese community perform a traditional lion dance on the eve of the lunar new year Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The Chinese lunar new year falls on January 28, in 2017. But it is known by some as Chinese New Year, as well as the Spring Festival - even though it falls in winter. [Full Article...]

Iran: Now is not the time to build walls

Iran: Now is not the time to build walls Rouhani made no direct reference to Trump's order on Friday curbing the entry of refugees into the United States and temporarily barring travelers from Iran and six other Muslim-majority countries. On Thursday, one of Iran's most popular actresses said she would boycott next month's Academy Awards in protest to the ban. However, Trump has threatened to annul the deal or to seek a better deal wit... [Full Article...]

Mexico outraged over Netanyahu's comment on border wall

Mexico outraged over Netanyahu's comment on border wall During his campaign for the White House he promised to build a complete wall across the border and make Mexico pay for the cost of it. "Great Success. Israeli Foreign Minister Emmanuel Nahshon later sent out a tweet on the matter, clarifying the comments made in the earlier tweet sent by Prime Minister Netanyahu. [Full Article...]

Israel PM Netanyahu Praises Trump's Plan for Mexico Border Wall

Israel PM Netanyahu Praises Trump's Plan for Mexico Border Wall Great idea", Netanyahu wrote, appending pictures of the Israeli and USA flags alongside each other. The US president's calls earlier this week for Mexico to pay for the border wall sparked a rift, promoting Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to drop a planned visit to Washington. [Full Article...]


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