• Donald Tsang: Hong Kong former leader sentenced to 20 years
Donald Tsang: Hong Kong former leader sentenced to 20 years

Tsang, who held Hong Kong's top post for seven years until June 2012, was on Friday convicted of misconduct for failing to disclose his plans to lease a luxury flat from businessman Bill Wong, whose company was later granted a digital radio broadcasting license.

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  • Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces begin operation to rescue western Mosul
Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces begin operation to rescue western Mosul

Iraqi forces have taken a strategically important town close to western Mosul on the third day of their renewed push against so-called Islamic State (IS). The interior ministry's Rapid Response units could also move in on the airport in the coming days, a key target before troops breach the city limits to face the jihadists in the narrow streets of...

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  • Headscarf row dominates Le Pen's Lebanon visit
Headscarf row dominates Le Pen's Lebanon visit

During her visit to Lebanon, which began on Sunday, Le Pen has met with figures including Lebanese President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri. The presidential candidate for France's far-right National Front party was on a two-day tour of Lebanon in hopes of securing Franco-Lebanese votes ahead of April's election.

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  • Disturbances hit Swedish suburb after Trump remarks
Disturbances hit Swedish suburb after Trump remarks

Nobody was reportedly arrested beyond the initial drug-related arrest. When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun.

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  • CPAC Rescinds Milo Yiannopoulos' Invitation to Speak at the Conservative Conference
CPAC Rescinds Milo Yiannopoulos' Invitation to Speak at the Conservative Conference

Publisher Simon & Schuster has cancelled a controversial book deal for hard-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos following comments he made about child abuse. Pedophilia is attraction to children who have not reached puberty. In a terse statement released Monday afternoon, the right-wing provocateur's publisher said: "After careful consideratio...

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  • Israeli Soldier Who Killed A Wounded Palestinian Is Sentenced To 18 Months
Israeli Soldier Who Killed A Wounded Palestinian Is Sentenced To 18 Months

The incident was captured on video by a Palestinian activist working with the Israeli human rights group B'Tselem. An IDF soldier found guilty of manslaughter for shooting a neutralized terrorist in Hebron nearly a year ago was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

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  • Muslims Fundraise To Repair Vandalized St. Louis Jewish Cemetery
Muslims Fundraise To Repair Vandalized St. Louis Jewish Cemetery

University City Police said they did not know who toppled monuments at the cemetery, which dates back to 1893, but were reviewing surveillance footage from the cemetery and surrounding businesses. Louis, Missouri, was seriously vandalized over the weekend, family members whose loved ones are buried there came to the site in order to see whether th...

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  • Britain faces
Britain faces "very hefty" Brexit bill, years of talks - Juncker

Mr Juncker said Britain must understand that it will not be able to negotiate a "cut-price or zero-cost" exit from the European Union, but will have to settle the bill for commitments which it entered into as a member. Luke Taylor, head of social and political attitudes at Kantar Public UK, said, "The public are polarised on what the Brexit nego...

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  • Bodies of 74 migrants wash ashore Al-Zawiya in western Libya
Bodies of 74 migrants wash ashore Al-Zawiya in western Libya

According to figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), more than 270 people migrating are believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean in the first weeks of 2017. "We don't have an appropriate vehicle to transport the bodies or a cemetery for unidentified bodies to bury them in", the group said. The migrants were rescued...

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  • First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva: I'll try to serve Azerbaijan decently
First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva: I'll try to serve Azerbaijan decently

The appointment follows constitutional changes made after a tightly-managed referendum a year ago that introduced the powerful position of first vice president. One opposition leader denounced the move as a "first step to establishment of an absolute majority". " Mehriban Aliyeva has headed the preparations for the most important large-scale pro...

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  • Border-shooting case could have implications for drone victims, Supreme Court says
Border-shooting case could have implications for drone victims, Supreme Court says

On a June evening in 2010, unarmed Mexican 15-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca was fatally shot by a United States Border Patrol agent from across the U.S. It is being delayed until the Supreme Court rules. Should the ruling end in a tie, the decisions arrived to by lower courts would be upheld. Hovering over the arguments was President Tru...

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  • Benjamin Netanyahu Report indicates Israeli PM held secret Arab peace meeting
Benjamin Netanyahu Report indicates Israeli PM held secret Arab peace meeting

Detractors argue that confederation would turn into a tug-of-war for power that would tilt toward Israel, which would likely insist on controlling military aspects of the state for security reasons. Settler leader Naftali Bennett will compete with Mr Netanyahu to take credit for speeding up the annexation of ever-greater blocs of West Bank territ...

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  • Malaysia-North Korea Row Escalates Over Kim Jong-nam
Malaysia-North Korea Row Escalates Over Kim Jong-nam

Malaysia is one of the few countries that maintains ties with reclusive North Korea, and the dispute could further isolate the impoverished state. Kim, the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, was poisoned to death by two women at an airport in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on February 13.

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  • Ant Financial Makes $200M Strategic Investment In South Korean's Kakao Pay
Ant Financial Makes $200M Strategic Investment In South Korean's Kakao Pay

The two firms said in a joint statement yesterday that the investment was part of a larger strategic partnership to help connect Ant's 450 million global users with Kakao Pay, which now has over 14 million members on its platform. Meanwhile, last November 2016, Ant Financial previously invested in a major fintech company in Thailand, Ascend Money ...

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  • Austria clears extradition of Ukrainian oligarch to US
Austria clears extradition of Ukrainian oligarch to US

The Vienna court on February 21 granted an appeal against a previous court decision that the extradition request was "politically motivated". He has denied all charges and maintained he was the victim of a smear campaign. "(The ruling) means simply that it's up to another country to decide whether he's guilty or not", judge Leo Levnaic-Iwanski sa...

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  • Active shooter reported at Houston hospital
Active shooter reported at Houston hospital

No injuries were reported . Officers are in the process of searching the hospital. Police responded to Ben Taub Hospital around 2 p.m. Tuesday on a call about shots fired. There was a traffic alert issued, but it was not related to the shooting at Ben Taub Hospital. "More details as they become available". Art Acevedo , the police chief, sa...

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  • Australian Former Judges, MPs, Clergy Oppose Netanyahu Visit
Australian Former Judges, MPs, Clergy Oppose Netanyahu Visit

Netanyahu reiterated that he and Trump "see the possibility of trying to provide a basis for the growing regional interests that are forming between Israel, the USA and countries of the region both to rebuff Iran and to develop other opportunities and normalization".

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  • North Korean envoy denies identifying deceased DPRK man as Kim Jong Nam
North Korean envoy denies identifying deceased DPRK man as Kim Jong Nam

Learn more in our next generation data center survey. While trade between North Korea and Malaysia totaled just $5.1 million in 2015, that's a serious number in a country that exported just $3.1 billion in goods in 2014, and imported just $3.9 billion.

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  • 'Logan' Is The R-Rated, Gritty Superhero Movie You've Been Waiting For
'Logan' Is The R-Rated, Gritty Superhero Movie You've Been Waiting For

Much of the publicity for James Mangold's threequel, a follow-up to his well-liked The Wolverine, has centered on the film's grounded anti-hero tone, his real-world plot and the fact that it snagged an R-rating for graphic violence and profanity.

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  • Thousands join Westminster protest against Donald Trump state visit
Thousands join Westminster protest against Donald Trump state visit

The Houses of Parliament became the backdrop for a large projection against Donald Trump's state visit on Sunday. More than 1.8 million people have signed on to a government petition saying that Trump "should not be invited to make an official State Visit", far exceeding the 100,000 signatures required to prompt a parliamentary debate.

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