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World Protests continue day after after hundreds injured in Beirut
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Demonstrations broke out in Beirut and other Lebanese cities in October amid rising discontent with the country's failing economy, state corruption and the political leadership, prompting Saad al-Hariri to resign as prime minister. The protest movement rocking Lebanon since October 17 has revived this week, over delays in forming a new cabinet to address the country's growing economic crisis.

World Read The White House Response To The Senate Impeachment Trial Summons
Author: 0 Read The White House Response To The Senate Impeachment Trial Summons

House Democrats charge that Trump abused his office by withholding $400 million in security aid and a White House meeting from Ukraine while pressuring Kiev to open investigations into the President's political rivals. Trump" and addressed to the Senate, "sitting as a court of impeachment". There's likely to be a motion to dismiss the charges outright, though that is doomed to fail, as well as a motion to include witnesses, a move that may not initially earn any GOP support.

World Indian schoolteacher becomes first foreigner to contract SARS-like virus in China
Author: 0 Indian schoolteacher becomes first foreigner to contract SARS-like virus in China

Illness symptoms related to the outbreak as said to include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. At least three of those patients are in critical condition, said the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission. The authorities did not explicitly state whether this was a case of human-to-human transmission. Two cases have also been reported in Thailand and one in Japan - both involving people who travelled from Wuhan .

World Warren and Sanders Spar on Gender Issues at Iowa Debate
Author: 0 Warren and Sanders Spar on Gender Issues at Iowa Debate

It was the "awkward" chat seen around the world - or, at least, seen by everyone watching Tuesday night's Democratic primary debate. (The Vermont senator returned his remark with a fabulous and "Yeah, good, okay.") The network states that they obtained the audio from "two backup recordings from the microphones Sanders and Warren were wearing".

World Germany's Maas: Libya's General Hifter willing to adopt cease-fire
Author: 0 Germany's Maas: Libya's General Hifter willing to adopt cease-fire

Erdogan said Turkey will join Germany, Britain and Russian Federation at a summit which Chancellor Angela Merkel is to host in Berlin on Sunday to discuss Libya . Since the 2011 ouster and killing of Libya's longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi, the country has sunk further into chaos and turmoil. He also warned against "external interference", which he said would "deepen the ongoing conflict and further complicate efforts to reach a clear global commitment to a peaceful resolution of the ...

World Warren and Biden vie for USA troops in the Middle East
Author: 0 Warren and Biden vie for USA troops in the Middle East

Although Iran and the USA have had longtime tense relations, the strikes against the United States marks the most direct attack since the Iranian hostage crisis, as most previous attacks have taken place through proxy forces. Soleimani had been in the cross-hairs of the US before - at least once in 2007 - but two administrations had rejected operations to kill him, wary of the consequences of striking down the Iranian military leader.

World Two dead in explosion at Spanish chemical plant
Author: 0 Two dead in explosion at Spanish chemical plant

Tarragona is located 115 kilometres southwest of Barcelona, the regional capital of Spain's Catalonia region. An enormous explosion at a petrochemical plant in northeastern Spain has killed one person and injured at least eight others, according to authorities.

World House chooses Wednesday to send impeachment articles to the Senate
Author: 0 House chooses Wednesday to send impeachment articles to the Senate

She said she voted against the motion to dismiss in the Clinton impeachment and "anticipates" doing so again - if there is a vote on it. McConnell and Senate Republicans are reportedly conferring Tuesday to debate rules that will guide the proceedings, and it is unlikely Senate Republicans will back a simple motion to dismiss the articles as Trump has suggested .

World Four Rockets Hit Iraq Airbase Hosting US Troops
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Iraqi lawmakers passed a resolution Sunday to oust us troops , following the January 3 USA drone strike that killed Soleimani and senior Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis at Baghdad's airport. Ortagus did not elaborate. Are they anxious about being caught in between Iran and the U.S.? The current waiver expires in February, and without a new one, Iraq could face severe penalties.

World Joe Biden is overwhelming favourite among black voters, poll finds
Author: 0 Joe Biden is overwhelming favourite among black voters, poll finds

Steyer's spending on television advertising nationwide has already surpassed $100 million, according to figures posted by CNN, eclipsing that of Biden, Buttigieg, Sanders and Warren combined. Even if Biden does not win in predominantly white Iowa on February 3 or New Hampshire on February 11 - the states with the first two nominating contests - he is expected to make up the ground once the race moves onto Nevada, then SC on February 29 and the 14 states holding contests on Super Tuesday on ...

World US says few if any hurt in Iran strike
Author: 0 US says few if any hurt in Iran strike

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said Wednesday that it targeted Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq , a facility jointly operated by USA and Iraqi forces, with "tens of missiles ". Mr Trump tweeted all was well and said casualties and damage were being assessed. It said the department is now working on initial damage assessments, and taking necessary measures to protect and defend United States personnel, partners and allies in the region.

World Where to protest U.S. actions in Iraq
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In that context, Pompeo said that if the USA military were to strike inside Iran, in the event Iran retaliated against America for the Soleimani killing, those strikes would be legal under the laws of armed conflict. Zarif wrote: "Targeting cultural sites is a WAR CRIME". "Clearly our first priority is to make sure that United Kingdom nationals, citizens, shipping, diplomatic missions and military personnel are safe".

World Knife rampage in Paris park leaves at least one dead
Author: 0 Knife rampage in Paris park leaves at least one dead

Four people are reported to have been stabbed and one person is believed to have been seriously injured. Ms Beccuau said he had last left hospital in May 2019, and that a month later he stopped taking his medication. The attack comes as the French capital has been rocked by major attacks resulting in mass casualties in the past four years. France has been hard hit by a string of attacks, many by jihadist extremists, since 2015, with more than 250 killed in total.

World Taiwanese Air Force General missing after helicopter emergency landing
Author: 0 Taiwanese Air Force General missing after helicopter emergency landing

Tsai and her Democratic Progressive Party are now ahead in the polls, leading main opponent Han Kuo-yu of the Kuomintang party. "We are investigating whether (the cause) was environmental or mechanical", he told reporters. China considers Taiwan to be a breakaway province and, under leader Xi Jinping, has been making increasingly aggressive suggestions about using force to "reunify" the country, although Taiwan has never been part of the Communist-ruled People's Republic.

World How to succeed at your New Year's resolutions this year
Author: 0 How to succeed at your New Year's resolutions this year

The opposite is also true, said University of Scranton psychology professor John C. Norcross , who has studied resolutions for decades. Better yet, ask yourself if you remember any of your close friends' resolutions. Being aware of your own limitations can help you set realistic goals. If you are not eating a healthy diet and eliminating everything you can that you know isn't healthy for you , going to the Y, taking that evening walk etc.

World Buttigieg critiques Biden's 'judgment' on Iraq War vote
Author: 0 Buttigieg critiques Biden's 'judgment' on Iraq War vote

Democratic presidential hopeful and former U.S. vice president Joe Biden told unemployed miners, particularly those in the coal sector, to learn to code so that they can access the jobs of the future. Biden's campaign declined to comment on AP and The Hill. During the last presidential debate, Biden was asked if he'd be willing to sacrifice the economic growth, and possibly displace thousands of blue-collar workers, that's come in recent years to transition to a so-called greener ...

World Hong Kong protesters reflect on a tumultuous year
Author: 0 Hong Kong protesters reflect on a tumultuous year

In related news, the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF), which has organized several massive marches since June, including a recent one on December 8, said on Sunday that the police have issued a letter of no objection to the front for a march on New Year's Day.

World Australia fires: 4,000 trapped on town's waterfront as two feared dead
Author: 0 Australia fires: 4,000 trapped on town's waterfront as two feared dead

The annual Australian fire season, which peaks during the Southern Hemisphere summer, started early after an unusually warm and dry winter. Their voracity and reach prompted New South Wales police to say telecommunications would be lost along a 90-mile stretch of the state's coast between Nowra and Moruya, The Guardian reported .

World Rescuers in Hawaii find wreckage of helicopter
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The helicopter's owner - Safari Helicopter - contacted search and rescue about 45 minutes after the aircraft was due back from a flight around Kauai's Na Pali coast on Thursday night, officials said. A Hawaii lawmaker warned that tour helicopters and small aircraft operations "are not safe" following the Thursday helicopter crash that killed seven people in his state.

World New Jersey soldier killed in action in Afghanistan, Pentagon says
Author: 0 New Jersey soldier killed in action in Afghanistan, Pentagon says

A Taliban official familiar with the on-again, off-again talks taking place in Qatar, confirmed to AP that the release of around 5,000 prisoners of Taliban has been written in to the agreement which is under discussion. Unbeknownst to nearly everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday.

World Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says impeachment will only 'embolden' Trump
Author: 0 Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says impeachment will only 'embolden' Trump

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was also critical of Gabbard's vote at the time, telling BuzzFeed News that "today was very consequential, and to not take a stand one way or another on a day of such great effect to this country, I think is quite hard.

World Truck bomb kills scores in Mogadishu
Author: 0 Truck bomb kills scores in Mogadishu

A truck bomb has exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia's capital, killing at least 61 people. Roma are among the few sports entities that have mourned victims of the Mogadishu vehicle bomb attack. Turkey's defence ministry wrote on Twitter it had sent a military plane "loaded with emergency aid equipment... in order to provide emergency aid to our Somalian brothers injured in the despicable terror attack in Somalia".

World Plane crash in Kazakhstan kills 7 people
Author: 0 Plane crash in Kazakhstan kills 7 people

Emergency responders at the scene could be seen evacuating passengers and crew members from the wreckage. A statement from a Kazakh government spokesman said: "At 7:22 am on December 27, Bek Air Flight 2100 (Almaty to Nur-Sultan) lost height during take-off then crashed into a concrete fence".

World 5 dead in small plane crash in Louisiana
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Ensminger will still coach in the game Saturday as No. 1 LSU plays No. 4 Oklahoma , the Baton Rouge Advocate reported . Steve and his wife, his family are so distraught. The plane had taken off from Lafayette Regional Airport. Mr Brady said the plane clipped a power line over the gate to his apartment complex. Data from the National Weather Service showed weather conditions around the Lafayette Airport were foggy on Saturday morning with a listed visibility of 0.75 miles.

World FDA: Tobacco 21 law now in effect
Author: 0 FDA: Tobacco 21 law now in effect

The move applies to all tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vapes containing nicotine and comes one week after President Donald Trump signed the new minimum age into law as part of a sweeping spending package. Jennifer Haneline, the regional manager for the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living, said 18 was too young of an age to start smoking. None of the owners wanted to speak on the record, but several said the FDA's announcement came as a surprise, and that they didn't feel they were ...

World Relief group: 216000 have fled homes in northwest Syria
Author: 0 Relief group: 216000 have fled homes in northwest Syria

The warning comes amid a potential humanitarian crisis in the region as rebels try to maintain control of what is reportedly their last stronghold in the region with their battle against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A ground offensive that started last week has displaced more people and government troops have conquered more than 40 villages and hamlets, according to the Syrian army and opposition activists.

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