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Major powers meet in Paris to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

Although Palestinians welcomed the meeting, Israel's Netanyahu described the conference convening in Paris as "useless". The surprising statement appeared to align London's position on the conference with Israel's. Outgoing Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryPalestinian leader: Moving Israel embassy could jeopardize peace process United Nations leader willing to meet lawmakers amid push to cut funding Will Rubio vote for Tillerson? Hundreds of pro-Israel demonstrators rallied ...

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'Dangal' star Zaira Wasim posts apology on Facebook after meeting Mehbooba Mufti

And then she suddenly deleted her apology letter post and posted a clarification post, where she said that she was not insisted by anyone for anything. "I am not proud of what I am doing and I want everyone, especially, the youth to know that there are real role models out there whether they be in this time or in our history", she added.

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Norcross at Day of Action: 'Fight back' against Obamacare repeal

Trump revealed no details, but said his plan would force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices in Medicare and Medicaid. "Two of my daughters stayed on my health insurance after they graduated and my youngest is graduating in May and you bet she's going to notice if she doesn't have any health insurance", said Ellen Whalen.

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Julian Edelman Looks to Set Franchise Playoff Record

Quarterback Tom Brady, set to lead the Patriots into yet another AFC title game, decided he wouldn't fire back at Seahawks' safety Earl Thomas after Thomas bashed him on Twitter . You add our poor execution and the interceptions on top of that. Then even in the red area we held them to three on a sudden change, and then the touchdown, myself and Duron (Harmon ), we could have got ourselves in a better defense.

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Paris draft: 2-state solution best for Israel, Palestinians

He said it sent a message that Israel "cannot achieve peace and stability" without ending its occupation. "We hope that this news is not true because it is not encouraging and will disrupt and hinder the peace process", Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said during a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican to inaugurate the Palestinian embassy there.

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France summit kicks off in Mali

French President Francois Hollande on Saturday during the France-Africa summit in Mali said that the Gambian presidential election results must be respected. 14, 2017. In a bid to help crush the jihadist threat, France has trained more than 20,000 African soldiers every year since 2013, according to a French diplomatic source.

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Syrian rebels agree to attend peace talks in Kazakhstan

The Astana meeting is organised by Russian Federation and Turkey - two countries that have backed opposing sides of Syria's conflict for years but have worked closely in recent weeks to end the bloodshed. Earlier, the pro-opposition Shaam News Network reported that several rebel groups wanted to boycott the talks because of the government's offensive on Wadi Barada.

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Teens volunteer on MLK Day Jr. 'On' not 'Off' Day

Lewis sparked a war of words with the incoming president by claiming that he didn't consider Trump a " legitimate President". They were about 35 kids at City Park doing some manual labor like putting mulch in wheel barrels and they said despite doing the hard work, they're glad to be giving back to the community.

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Election called as Northern Ireland power-sharing government collapses

The ballot has been sparked by the resignation of Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness as deputy first minister last week. Britain's Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire is expected to call new Stormont elections after 5.00 pm on Monday and has insisted there will be no return to direct rule from London.

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Bengal BJP VP Majumder arrested for promising jobs against money to examinees

According to a complaint by one Arup Roy in August, 2016, the BJPleader had promised to get the TET examinees jobs against the money. "We then made a decision to arrest him", said Deputy Commissioner of Police Santosh Pandey told The Times of India .

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Mercury rises in Delhi, respite from cold wave

It was a slightly foggy Monday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 8.9 degrees Celsius, two notches above the average of the season, the weather office said. Both Lodhi Road and Ayanahar observatories recorded a minimum of 3.6 degrees Celsius, while areas under Palam and Ridge registered a low of 4.6 and 5.2 degrees Celsius respectively.

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Wife of shooter in Orlando nightclub massacre arrested, report says

She is expected to make an appearance on Tuesday in federal court in San Francisco . The FBI arrested the widow of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen on Monday, authorities said. The arrest was made Monday morning outside Salman's home in San Francisco . The FBI isn't saying today exactly why it arrested the wife of the Pulse nightclub shooter, reports the Washington Post.

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NI Secretary Of State Expected To Set Assembly Election Date

Shortly after her Monday statement, Foster was nominated by her Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) lawmakers as first minister. Likely snap elections in Northern Ireland will not delay the British government's timetable for withdrawal from the European Union, Britain's Northern Ireland minister James Brokenshire said on Sunday.

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Palestine Conflict: UK Breaks With Allies Over Two-State Solution Push

Amb. Ben-Abba stressed that the path to peace does not pass through "international conferences, resolutions and meaningless meetings". In his January 9 speech to the Diplomatic Corps Accredited to the Holy See Pope Francis renewed his appeal for Israel and Palestine to resume dialogue aimed at "a stable and enduring solution that guarantees the peaceful coexistence of two States within internationally recognized borders".

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Northern Ireland Assembly Fails To Elect New First Minister

These tensions arose over the so-called cash for ash scandal, and Arlene Foster's refusal to step aside as First Minister while an inquiry was being carried out. Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionist party, which have shared power in the executive since the last assembly election in May 2016, are divided over a public spending scandal and a range of issues about the implementation of past agreements created to overcome Northern Ireland's sectarian and political divisions.

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Shooting incident near Glasgow primary school confirmed by Scottish police

A 35-year-old man is in a stable condition in hospital after being injured in a shooting near St George's Primary School in Penilee, Glasgow. A witness told STV News she heard a loud bang "like a firework" while waving goodbye to her son.

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Martial law threat "a bad joke"

President Duterte pledged, on Sunday, to help build "a strong and resilient Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) community and actively promote and enhance its interests" as the Philippines formally accepted the leadership of the 10-state regional bloc.

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Obama marks one-year anniversary of Iran nuclear deal implementation

The Iranian diplomat further said that the Islamic Republic had to continuously deal with the USA disloyalties, sabotage and the policy of calculated delay during the past year after implementation of the nuclear deal. Mr. Trump has said he wants to renegotiate the deal, which lifted global sanctions against Tehran in exchange for limiting Iran's nuclear program. "We and many analysts believe that the (agreement) is consolidated".

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Mother Akon Guode admits killing three children by driving them into lake

Her six-year-old daughter Aluel was also in the auto but survived. Guode was in August ordered to stand trial for three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder following a four-week committal hearing in the Melbourne Magistrates' Court.

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Amber Alert issued for missing 15-year-old girl

He's 6 foot, 2 inches tall with a slim build with brown eyes and brown skin. Speaking to CP24 Monday morning, Const. Harinder Sohi said Langille has gone missing before but never under these circumstances. Her parents have serious concerns about who shy might have been corresponding with. He was wearing an orange-coloured turban, grey sweater with cut-off sleeves and a green shirt.

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Trump Has Lowest Ever Approval Rating Going Into Office

Trump's approval rating clocked in at 44%, with 51% of respondents disapproving of the president-elect, the Gallup poll conducted two weeks before Inauguration Day found. Bush, who had 65 percent approval days before he was sworn in. Trump's transition approval is at 87 percent with Republicans, 13 percent with Democrats and 33 percent with Independents.

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Pope Francis meets with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas

Last June, France hosted an worldwide meeting - attended by more than two dozen Western and Arab countries - searching for a new strategy to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, which have been all but dead for over two years. "Tomorrow will look different and tomorrow is very close", he said in apparent reference to Trump's incoming administration. "We will also urge Palestinians and Israelis alike to get back to the negotiating table, so that they can bring about the peace that ...

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Top Egypt court rejects islands transfer to Saudi Arabia

Lawyer and former presidential candidate Khaled Ali, center, center, celebrates with others after the Supreme Administrative Court said two islands, Sanafir and Tiran, are Egyptian, debunking the government's claim that they were Saudi, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan.

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Sherlock finale ratings hit all-time low

A yet-to-be-released episode of the BBC's Sherlock has been leaked onto file-sharing sites - and the broadcaster is issuing a plea to fans not to share the footage or any spoilers that will arise from it. You've done so well keeping it spoiler free. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, locked horns with Moriarty for the show's first two series before the super-villain supposedly killed himself in The Reichenbach Fall.

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Iraq Makes Gains in Eastern Mosul, Seizing University

The university was once used by IS militants as a base and Iraqi officials said they had also used its chemistry laboratories to produce chemical weapons. The U.S. -led anti-Daesh coalition lauded the Iraqi forces' progress in eastern Mosul. Commanders have said the presence of up to 1.5 million residents and attempts to minimise destruction to homes and key infrastructure has slowed their troops' advance, though hundreds of civilians have already been killed and many areas heavily damaged.

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German carmakers threatened with steep border tax by Donald Trump

Norbert Roettgen, head of Germany's foreign affairs committee, said Berlin needed to take Trump's comments seriously. "The American auto industry will be worse, weaker and more expensive" if Trump were to levy a 35-percent tax on German cars, Gabriel told mass-market newspaper Bild .

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Turkish parliament passes bill bolstering Erdogan powers in first reading

Turkey's parliament moved a step closer, late Sunday, to approving a constitutional reform package that would pave the way for a presidential system. Critics claim it amounts to a power grab by Mr Erdogan. The "yes" votes from the two parties would be enough to secure a referendum. Debates over the constitution changes have been heated.

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Syrian opposition supports peace talks in Astana

Russia, the Assad Regime's most powerful ally, set the new diplomatic effort in motion after the Syrian opposition suffered a major defeat last month when it lost the opposition-held districts of eastern Aleppo. U.S. president-elect Donald Trump's transition team has been invited to take part, but has not yet officially responded. The truce has largely been holding around the country, but violence has escalated in the countryside outside of Damascus.

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Trump's transition earns disapproval from 51% of Americans

Those who tour the White House will visit the hall where they "take selfies with Presidents past", Mr Obama says. A Gallup poll conducted between January 4-8, just two weeks before the president-elect's inauguration, found that Trump's approval rating is at only 44 percent, while 51 percent of respondents disapprove of him.

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26 killed in India boat capsize

As per sources, the boat was overcrowded and was returning from a kite flying festival. Greater than the tragedy of lives lost is politicians rushing to express grief and to announce payment of reparations, with the state and Central governments competing on this.

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BJP invites suggestions to prepare manifesto for BMC polls

The polls to 10 municipal corporations, including the cash-rich Mumbai civic body, will be held on February 21. Another senior BJP minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said, "CM Fadnavis is of the opinion to contest the civic polls jointly with Sena as BJP has to speed up infrastructure projects started in Mumbai and the suburban city with the backing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi".

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Incoming warm air to bring wintry mix, freezing rain potential

The upward trend in temperatures begins today . Winds will be fairly light and out of the S-SW. Great for any outdoor activities, especially if you are off from school and work for Martin Luther King, Jr. A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect at 5 a.m. Monday and continue until noon Monday for hard travel conditions. We'll have some lingering precipitation during the morning so expect a slow commute if you do have to head into work.

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Don't move US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Mr Obama's secretary of state John Kerry, who was particularly passionate about Israel-Palestinian peace, delivered damning remarks last month on the state of the conflict. "We came in here and where we thought [the final declaration] was unbalanced and where we thought it was not expressing the kind of unity that I talked about, we fought to address it", he said.

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People Reportedly Killed In Shooting At Mexico's BPM Dance Music Festival

BPM officials tweeted that police investigations were underway and that everyone should shelter in place. Dramatic footage captured minutes after the shootings show terrified revellers sprinting away from nightclubs. "Finally got out from there and got up to the Main Street and there was another man dead on the street, so everyone started running for their lives".

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Archaeologists unearth link to Anne Frank at camp Sobibor

At present, Haimi and his team are trying to establish if Cohn was somehow related to Anne Frank or not. It is inscribed with the words Mazal Tov on one side and the Hebrew symbol for God and the stars of David on the other. They theorise that it belonged to Karoline Cohn, a young woman whose birthday mates the date engraved on the pendant. As both Frank and Cohn were born in Frankfurt, researchers are now looking for relatives who may be able to shed light on any connection between the ...


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