• Canada PM fires ambassador to China after remarks on Huawei
Canada PM fires ambassador to China after remarks on Huawei

The following day he issued a statement saying that he "misspoke", and "regrets" that his comments "have created confusion". "From Canada's point of view, if [the US] drops the extradition request, that would be great for Canada", he told the Star.

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  • 5 dead after shooting spree in Louisiana
5 dead after shooting spree in Louisiana

Two of the victims were the suspect's parents. "But no idea why he would do anything like this", Webre told reporters in a press briefing. Saturday's shootings were in Livingston and Ascension, south of Louisiana state capital Baton Rouge.

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  • New CJN hits ground running, swears in 250 election tribunal Squad
New CJN hits ground running, swears in 250 election tribunal Squad

It added that the suspension would stand till the conclusion of his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Speak on the constitutionality of the suspension, Sagay in a telephone interview said Buhari was legally empowered to suspend Onnoghen.

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  • Trump is prepared for second shutdown, White House says
Trump is prepared for second shutdown, White House says

The shutdown, which pitted Pelosi against Trump - was her first test since assuming the post three weeks ago, and she drew praise from fellow Democrats for what they said was an outmanoeuvring of the president. The Transportation Security Administration has required employees to work without pay for weeks, but a higher number of workers have be...

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  • Pelosi speaks after Trump capitulates on SOTU address
Pelosi speaks after Trump capitulates on SOTU address

He did not detail his next move, saying: "We will be announcing what we're doing". Gov. Jim Justice (R-W.Va.) can't believe the drama that has unfolded around the State of the Union address. "The fact is the White House tried to call Pelosi's bluff and they lost". "She has not canceled it". During that time, Congress and the White House would...

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  • FBI, divers, state officials search for 3-year-old boy who disappeared
FBI, divers, state officials search for 3-year-old boy who disappeared

At a news conference Thursday night, Brittany Hathaway thanked the almost 600 volunteers who turned out to search for Casey Lynn Hathaway after he went missing from his grandmother's backyard Tuesday. Anyone with information can call the sheriff's office at 252-633-0498 or the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation at 919-662-4500. "He's al...

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  • State of the Union speech after govt shutdown ends, says Trump
State of the Union speech after govt shutdown ends, says Trump

Trump's efforts at blaming House Democrats for the shutdown-a shutdown that he said last month would be his responsibility-are only going to make it more hard to reach any compromise that could pass the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY agreed to put both bills to a vote ...

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  • 12 killed in Taliban attack in east Afghanistan
12 killed in Taliban attack in east Afghanistan

He was not able to provide a casualty breakdown or say how numerous wounded were transferred to Kabul following the coordinated Taliban attack on Monday morning on a military base and a training center in eastern Maidan Wardak province .

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  • Pompeo hails ongoing
Pompeo hails ongoing "progress" in talks with North Korea

Pompeo didn't elaborate on how precisely Washington wants to "reduce" the North's capacity, but the remarks came on the same day The New York Times reported that officials from both countries were now negotiating a "freeze" of the North's nuclear fuel and weapons production so that the country's arsenal doesn't grow while denuclearization talk...

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  • He Jiankui Fired in Wake of CRISPR Babies Investigation
He Jiankui Fired in Wake of CRISPR Babies Investigation

The Shenzhen-based University of Science and Technology where He was working has sacked him based on the allegations, Reuters reported . "Effective immediately, SUSTech will rescind the work contract with Dr. The scientist, He, could not be reached for comment. Xinhua reported that He's work "violated ethical principles and scientific integr...

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  • New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand plans to run for president
New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand plans to run for president

Kirsten Gillibrand reversed her position on allowing illegal immigrants to obtain drivers' licenses only a day after she announced that she will seek the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 2020. Gillibrand's previous work on sexual assault and gender equality led to her becoming a leading voice in the #MeToo movement on Capitol Hill. Of c...

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  • Viral video shows teenagers wearing MAGA hats mocking Native American Vietnam veteran
Viral video shows teenagers wearing MAGA hats mocking Native American Vietnam veteran

He wrote that he "believed that by remaining motionless and calm, I was helping defuse the situation". "So what really happened on Friday?" Numerous kids were wearing "Make America Great Again" hats and pro-life attire. A Catholic diocese in Kentucky is condemning the actions of some students from its all-male high school mocking a Native America...

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  • Weekend winter storm sweeping from Midwest to New England
Weekend winter storm sweeping from Midwest to New England

A winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service for north central and northeastern IL will remain in effect until noon Saturday . Those temperatures were expected Sunday night into and through Monday. Snow will develop across the area Saturday afternoon and evening, continuing through at least midday Saturday . Snow will be ...

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  • Weekend winter storm expected to cripple U.S
Weekend winter storm expected to cripple U.S

Kansas Department of Transportation snowplow driver Stephen Windler, 25, died about 6 a.m. Saturday on US Highway 69, according to the Wichita Eagle. Kennedy International, Reagan National in Washington and Newark Liberty International in New Jersey. But some Midwesterners weren't going to let a little winter weather keep them from going outsi...

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  • Democratic U.S. Senator Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race
Democratic U.S. Senator Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race

Harris, a staunch opponent of President Trump, previously served as Attorney General of the State of California. Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren of MA and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY, as well as Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, have also announced their candidacies.

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  • Trump giving 'new life' to IS, former envoy says
Trump giving 'new life' to IS, former envoy says

Trump claimed on December 19 that the United States and its allies had "beaten" IS, and he ordered an immediate troop withdrawal from the war-torn country. Trump told reporters as he left the White House for the trip that meeting the relatives of the country's fallen heroes "might be the toughest thing" he has to do as president.

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  • Kim summit: Second meeting by February-end
Kim summit: Second meeting by February-end

Trump's remarks came a day after his meeting with Kim Yong Chol , vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Korean Workers' Party Central Committee, at the White House. Mr Kim is scheduled to meet President Donald Trump at the White House shortly. The " New York Times " quoted Andrew Weber, a Pentagon official in charge of nuclear chemical ...

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  • After Days Of Silence, Court Says Detained Iranian-American Is Testifying
After Days Of Silence, Court Says Detained Iranian-American Is Testifying

Franklin, the order states, is expected to be released immediately following the completion of her testimony before a federal grand jury. Press TV said Hashemi was being treated disrespectfully by American authorities, who reportedly removed her headwear and fed her pork, which are banned in the Muslim religion.

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  • Trump offers 'compromise' to end government shutdown
Trump offers 'compromise' to end government shutdown

The US president stuck to his demand that $5.7bn to fund a US-Mexico border wall be part of any bill to fully reopen the government - an ultimatum opposed by the Democrats. Vice President Mike Pence, in a Fox News Sunday interview, said, "This is not amnesty". On Saturday, Trump said Pelosi "is under total control of the radical left".

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  • Ex-PM Major urges May to drop Brexit ‘red lines’
Ex-PM Major urges May to drop Brexit ‘red lines’

In a speech to the Fabian Society new year conference in London on Saturday, Sir Keir said Labour stood by the commitment made at the party conference last year in Liverpool, that if it was unable to force a general election all options must remain on the table - including another referendum.

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  • Mamata’s Oppn Rally: What Happened & What the People Have To Say
Mamata’s Oppn Rally: What Happened & What the People Have To Say

Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) on Saturday vowed to take "cognisance" of MP Shatrughan Sinha presence at the united opposition rally , organised by TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata, against the Narendra Modi government in a run up to the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

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  • Stunning footage shows divers swimming with 20ft-long shark
Stunning footage shows divers swimming with 20ft-long shark

Diver and model Ocean Ramsey , who posted videos of her diving with the magnificent creature on Instagram , told the Honolulu Star Adviser about her experience swimming with the shark . She said her first encounter with sharks was "gorgeous and so unique". Shark populations around Hawaii have been declining for years and Ramsey said she ...

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  • ‘El Chapo’ paid former Mexican president $100M bribe, court witness claims
‘El Chapo’ paid former Mexican president $100M bribe, court witness claims

Alex Cifuentes (L), a close associate of the accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo " Guzman (R-front) is seen testifying in this courtroom sketch in Brooklyn federal court in NY, U.S., January 15, 2019. Cifuentes also said testified that Guzman once told him he had received a message from Pena Nieto saying he did not have to live in hiding...

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  • U.S. House backs sanctions on Russia's Rusal in symbolic vote
U.S. House backs sanctions on Russia's Rusal in symbolic vote

The pushback came despite a last-minute plea by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to support Treasury's plan, which has the backing of Team Trump despite Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. Treasury said it plans to lift the company sanctions because Deripaska agreed to reduce his ownership of the companies below 50 percent. Deripaska has...

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  • Australia mourns ‘despicable’ killing of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe
Australia mourns ‘despicable’ killing of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe

Victoria Police appealing to any passers-by who may have information about the murder of Aiia Maasarwe on Wednesday morning. She was on an exchange programme at La Trobe, he said. Victoria state health minister Jenny Mikakos said there would be an increased police presence in Bundoora , which is frequented by students, to reassure the community ...

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