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Israeli forces detain former Palestinian hunger striker Muhammad al-Qiq

When the world focuses on issues such as the wars in Syria and Iraq, an worldwide conference in Paris emphasized that there will be no peace in the Middle East without solving the old conflict between Israel and Palestine. The critics make powerful arguments: We've spun our peace-making wheels fruitlessly in two-state mud for decades. "Tomorrow's world will be different - and it is very near".

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Gloria Allred announces lawsuit against Donald Trump for defamation

She said he "began thrusting his genitals" as she fended off his advances. Trump denied Zervos' accusations at the time, writing on Facebook, "To be clear, I never met her at a hotel or greeted her inappropriately a decade ago". The suit said the president-elect was the mendacity peddler. Clinton's testimony in that lawsuit led to allegations that he lied under oath, and his subsequent impeachment.

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European Leaders Surprised at Trump's Foreign Policy Comments

Taiwan independence must "pay a cost" for every step forward taken, "we must use bloodstained facts to show them that the road is blocked", Yang said, according to a Monday report on the meeting by the official People's Daily Overseas Edition .

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Dutch firm's ships recalled as MH370 search comes up short

However, the reason for the crash has not been ascertained yet. In a statement published on Facebook , Voice370 said that it is dismayed by the decision to suspend the search and questioned why the recommendation by the ATSB of a new search area 25,000 square kilometres north of the previous search area was not followed up.

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Toshiba may sell its semiconductor business to stay afloat

The spin-off of its profitable but capital-intensive chip business and a stake sale are perhaps the only ways out. The Nikkei reported that one of the proposal was for Toshiba to sell an estimated fifth of the chip-making business for about 200 billion - 300 billion yen (US$1.77 billion - US$2.66 billion) while staying in control of a majority stake.

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Former US President George H.W. Bush hospitalised

Naturally, many Americans are wondering if Bush is OK, and fortunately, he is in stable condition, his office chief of staff Jean Becker told the television station's news team. "He's there [at Houston Methodist Hospital]". Five Presidents: Bush is pictured (far left) in 1991 with (left to right) Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon.

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Here's Why People Are Asking Betsy DeVos Her Confirmation Questions on Twitter

Other educational leaders in MI support DeVos' plan, which is expected to be detailed further during her confirmation. "I look forward to you coming to CT and talking about the role of guns in schools ", Murphy said in reference to the Sandy Hook school shooting that left 27 elementary students and teachers dead.

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Sensex rallies over 100 points; Nifty50 above 8400 level

The BSE market breadth was marginally tilted in favour of the bears - with 1,395 declines and 1,351 advances. The Sensex is trading at 27,328.63 points, up by 92.97 points or 0.34 per cent. Meanwhile, foreign investors extended their selling on the Indian bourses and sold shares worth a net Rs 117.59 crore last Friday, as per provisional data released by the stock exchanges.

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Sun Sets on Clinton Global Initiative

The Clinton Global Initiative, which "convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges", was a centerpiece of the Clinton Foundation's efforts to influence world leaders while raising cash for the foundation - 20 million krones from Norway alone.

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China newspapers warn Trump on Taiwan

Japan and Australia agreed to enhance coordination on Asian security issues, including the South China Sea and North Korea, at a meeting of the two countries' leaders on Saturday, while reaffirming that the USA remains the cornerstone of their strategic arrangements.

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Canadian women plan anti-Trump march in Washington

Trump said at a recent conference that Obama's healthcare reform would be replaced with something else. While some Nebraskans are in D.C. marching, others will be meeting at Century Link Saturday afternoon to march in solidarity with women and human rights.

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BJP persists with plaint against Rahul for speech

Few days, speaking at the function, the Congress vice president had allegedly co-related symbols of Congress with Shivji, Buddha, Guru Nanak, Mahavir. He added, "This is a case of corrupt practices and a clear violation of model code of conduct". But I saw the Congress's symbol in Shiva, in Guru Nanak, Buddha and in Mahavir's pictures.

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Lithuania to build fence on border with Russian exclave

Map showing the Kaliningrad enclave. Although Lithuania has conceded the fence will be unable to "stop tanks", the prime minister added it would "ensure our economic security" by restricting smuggling and illegal migration. Politicians in Lithuania believe the fence could act as a deterrent against potential Russian incursions. As RIA Novosti has reported today, the EC has no intention to finance the construction of the fence which Lithuania is going to erect on the boundary with the ...

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Turkish Police Arrest Main Suspect of Istanbul Terrorist Attack

The Times reported that the suspect allegedly shouted "Allahu Akbar" during the attack, which he carried out with an AK-47 assault weapon. The statements come hours after police began questioning the suspect after he was caught in a police operation at a luxury residential complex in Istanbul.

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Obama on '60 Minutes': Trump should keep some 'traditions'

Obama told " 60 Minutes " in the last network interview of his presidency. Describing Trump as an unconventional candidate, Obama said he does not think there is anybody who has run a campaign like this successfully in modern history. However, he acknowledged the roll-out of the healthcare.gov website was one of the major mistakes during his administration. "We have defended them consistently in every imaginable way".

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Venezuela to propose new crude price formula 'soon'

Still, "many market watchers are stunned that OPEC is not cheating so even the announcement by Saudi Arabia that an extension of cuts beyond the June agreement may not be needed, is not enough to derail the market", said Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at Price Futures Group.

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Earnest holds final briefing as White House press secretary

It's made President Obama a better president and a better public servant. Earnest praised the journalists attending the briefing, saying that they serve a role that is a "uniquely American feature of our government". He also called journalism "critical to the success of democracy", cracked a couple of jokes , and answered some questions, CBS News reports. Spicer was previously the communications director and chief strategist at the Republican National Committee.

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Retired Chinese general: Beijing could take Taiwan in 100 hours

The call between Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and Trump muddies intentions about possible independence or separation and future United States' commitment to an nearly 40-year-old "One-China policy", they said. Jacobs said mainland China today is nationalistic and pushing hard against Taiwan and in the South China Sea, which adds to global tensions and gives the Chinese military leverage to push for ever-higher defense budgets.

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Green Bay Packers Quarterback Doesn't Want To Make Family Feud Worse

Between the inordinate legal attention paid to the DeflateGate saga to the equal and opposite disinterest in fixing the domestic violence issues in the league, fans had finally started to hit their breaking point. "It's just how things go right now". "Some of the plays he makes are just - they're just phenomenal". "Everything looks really effortless with him, which is the fantastic part".

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France says meeting on Syria must gather "large" opposition

The rebel groups, which are largely aligned with Ankara, said they will only be there to discuss the implementation of the ceasefire deal, a legal advisor to the Free Syrian Army told German news agency DPA. US President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has been invited, but has not yet officially responded. "I am sure that on February 8 there will be talks in Geneva and the process focused on a political resolution will continue", Naumkin told reporters.

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Buhari regrets accidental bombing in Borno

The Nigerian Army earlier yesterday said its fighter jet misfired and shot some humanitarian aids of ICRC, Medicine San Frontiers ( Doctors without borders ) and some civilians in Kala-Balge. "Many were said to have been in critical condition as evacuation is to be done". Doctors Without Borders , which was providing medical assistance after the attack, said it counted at least 52 dead and 120 wounded.

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Greg Hunt announced as Sussan Ley's replacement as Health Minister

Former Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Greg Hunt has now moved into the health minister role, with Arthur Sinodinos taking on the vacated innovation portfolio. In another appointment of note, Michael Sukkar becomes the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer. Ken Wyatt, who was assisting minister to Ms Ley, will become the Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health.

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Kanpur train tragedy: Police probe Pakistan link, three arrested

Acting on the information provided by the Nepal police, the Bihar cops arrested the trio who also accepted about their involvement with the gang. During interrogation, police claimed that they have confessed to having been paid Rs three lakh by a Nepali citizen identified as Brajesh Giri allegedly connected with the ISI for planting a bomb on railway tracks at Ghorasahan in East Champaran district in October 1 past year to cause an accident.

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European Parliament President Voting To Go To Third Round

Today's vote could go on for up to four rounds as an absolute majority in the European Parliament is needed to win the presidency. The third-placed of the six candidates scored 58. Tajani , mindful of the scars left by an unusually bruising battle over a post which can be a powerful influence on which European Union rules are made, promised to be "a president for all of you".

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China's Xi Jinping defends globalisation, warns against a trade war

This year the World Economic Forum plays out against the backdrop of a rise of populism that has manifested most prominently in Donald Trump's election win and the Brexit vote. Mr Xi said China was committed to further opening up its economy. Political and business leaders are heading to Davos . "Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo", Trump said in his speech accepting the Republican nomination past year.

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BSF Jawan's Food Complaint: Court Orders Home Ministry To Respond On Plea

Sharma met Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and handed over the report where it was said that there was no compromise on quality and quantity of food served to jawans. The court however, refused to entertain the petitioner's request to issue a direction to the force to refrain from taking action against Yadav. Bahadur, part of the BSF's 29th Battalion, had posted a video on social media showing poor food arrangements at his camp on the border.

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Who will be the next chief of the CBI?

However, a formal announcement was on Monday withheld after the meeting of the search committee which went on until late in the evening, ended with the leader of the main opposition party in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, seeking to put in a dissent note.

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Syria peace talks in Astana discussed by Kazakh and Russian FMs

The talks, beginning next week in the Kazakh capital Astana, are set to build on a nationwide truce that has largely held despite escalating violence across several battlefronts in recent days. "We consider it right to invite" the new Trump administration to send officials to the planned talks on January 23 in the Kazakh capital, Astana, Lavrov told a news conference Tuesday in Moscow.

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Samsung is investigating a US Senate staffer's phone for overheating

Because that means their hardware design and software were not. What's more interesting is the idea that the Galaxy S8 will arrive in two variants and the display screen of the smartphone will be big. The Galaxy S8 is said to come with a large 5.7-inch curved screen while the Galaxy S8 Plus will have a screen measuring 6.3 inches. Samsung Galaxy S8 release date is said to be on February 26, 2017.

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Top German Court Refuses to Outlaw Far-right NPD Party

With the failure, The Federal Constitutional Court put an end to the attempts of dissolving the neo-fascist party. Since then, however, the NPD has lost its remaining state parliament seats and seen many of its supporters drift away to the populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) which has morphed from a bailout-critical movement to an anti-immigrant party, with seats in half of Germany's 16 state parliaments and up to 15 per cent in federal opinion polls.

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European leaders defiant against Donald Trump's labelling of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as 'obsolete'

OK?" "But, I do believe this, if they hadn't been forced to take in all of the refugees, so many, with all the problems that it ... entails, I think that you wouldn't have a Brexit". Mr Trump described European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, who rang him to congratulate him on his election victory, as "a very fine gentleman".

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Pro-life feminist group kicked out of anti-Trump Women's March on Washington

Now organizers of the march are saying that the group was added as a partner in error and are making it very clear that the march will stay in line with the values stated in its policy platform. Adding to the confirmation, New Wave Feminists was also listed on the website as a partner. While the event doesn't want to work with anti-abortion organizations, organizers say they "pro-lifers" are welcome to participate.

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MI mayor allegedly compared black people to 'chimps' in recording

An ex-aide to the mayor of Detroit's largest suburb has said it's no surprise that his former employer has been accused of making racist remarks on tape. I will not capitulate to a rush to judgment by those who wish to take over city hall and hijack the 2015 election. Why? - Because I have changed things for the better in the city.

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Obama commutes much of Chelsea Manning's sentence

She was sentenced to 35 years in 2013 for her role in leaking diplomatic cables to the anti-secrecy group while she was deployed in Iraq. Manning was the army intelligence analyst who leaked thousands of classified documents that brought Wikileaks into the national spotlight.

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Putin: Those who leaked Trump dossier 'worse than prostitutes'

Trump, who has praised Putin as " very smart ", has signalled he wants to improve strained ties with Russian Federation, despite us intelligence agencies alleging the Kremlin chief ordered a cyber campaign to discredit rival Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential race.


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