• Parliament vote on Brexit trigger 'highly significant' to legal battle: government lawyer
Parliament vote on Brexit trigger 'highly significant' to legal battle: government lawyer

The high-profile case has raised the temperature of Britain's debate about how - and whether - to leave the EU. "What Parliament created, only Parliament can take away". The vote is non-binding, but it is the first time MPs have voted in favour of the government's proposed timetable for exiting the EU. Labour Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said the ...

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  • Iraq sends reinforcements to eastern Mosul after IS attack
Iraq sends reinforcements to eastern Mosul after IS attack

ISIS fighters, Dorrian said, "were using the facility to fire heavy machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades at the Iraqi security forces in the area". Earlier estimates put the number of ISIS militants between 19,000 and 25,000, but US officials say the range is now roughly 15,000 to 20,000. The attacks on Friday mainly targeted civilians in Bag...

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  • Pope appeals to Syria's Assad to respect humanitarian law, let aid in
Pope appeals to Syria's Assad to respect humanitarian law, let aid in

Francis asked God to help people "cultivate non-violence in our most personal thoughts and values" so that non-violence may "become the hallmark of our decisions, our relationships and our actions, and indeed of political life in all its forms".

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  • Suspect dies, 2 officers wounded in shooting
Suspect dies, 2 officers wounded in shooting

Another was undergoing surgery on a "more serious injury to his upper arm and shoulder area". Ricketson says Smith fired on Byron police officers James Wynn and William Patterson as they entered his house through the back door about 2:30 a.m.

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  • Major rebel withdrawal from more Aleppo districts
Major rebel withdrawal from more Aleppo districts

The military also claimed to have retaken al-Fardous, one of the most populous districts. Peskov said numerous IS fighters involved in the Palmyra assault had recently left the Iraqi city of Mosul, where US -backed Iraqi forces have been waging a almost two-month-old offensive against the militants.

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  • Russian Official: Russia, US Near Deal on Aleppo Cease-Fire
Russian Official: Russia, US Near Deal on Aleppo Cease-Fire

Residents in the city's east reported heavy shelling and bombardment overnight. The proposal also calls for negotiations over the future of the city of Aleppo , once the humanitarian crisis eases. "What we have seen most recently in eastern Aleppo , that is really heartbreaking". Israel had no immediate comment. "The exit was offered to them an...

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  • Indonesia, India's most valued partner in its Act East Policy: PM Modi
Indonesia, India's most valued partner in its Act East Policy: PM Modi

India and Indonesia, which has the worlds highest Muslim population, today chose to expand their strategic ties in defence and maritime security spheres and resolved to work closely to combat the threat of terrorism, calling for "zero tolerance" towards it.

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  • 'Saturday Night Live' Had Bryan Cranston Reprise His 'Breaking Bad' Role
'Saturday Night Live' Had Bryan Cranston Reprise His 'Breaking Bad' Role

Jake Tapper (played by Beck Bennett ) had lots of questions about Trump's cabinet picks. McKinnon's Conway character replied, "No Jake, they are not bad". McKinnon says he came "highly recommended by Steve Bannon" (because that's comforting). Bennett's Tapper inquired where the mysterious character was found and asked, "Where did Mr.

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  • Garth Brooks in Talks to Play Trump Inauguration
Garth Brooks in Talks to Play Trump Inauguration

Garth's publicist confirmed to Reuters that he is in talks for the gig. A time where the most sought after and important musicians of our time are asked to perform as our new president begins their four (or more) year term. "We have world-class talent, world-class entertainers reaching out to us offering their help, offering their services so no...

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  • GST Council meet inconclusive; 1 April roll-out target is in trouble
GST Council meet inconclusive; 1 April roll-out target is in trouble

The April 1, 2017 deadline for rollout of the indirect tax regime looks hard, as relations between the Centre and some key states seem to have been strained as a result of Centre's demonetisation move. "The luxury of time is not available with us", Jaitley said. "Hopefully, in the next meeting we would be able to clear the legislation part", Jait...

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  • Conservatives hold Sleaford and North Hykeham in by-election
Conservatives hold Sleaford and North Hykeham in by-election

Labour fell from second place at the 2015 General Election to fourth with only 3,363 votes. In an apparent reference to public rallies supporting Mr Corbyn, such as those which took place during the Labour leadership contest, Mr Winnick said: "There are those who don't seem to grasp that if you have rallies of the faithful, loyalists, activist...

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  • Falcons Entitlement Not Yet Available - NFF
Falcons Entitlement Not Yet Available - NFF

It is very sad and risky to our female football in Nigeria that African Champions- the Falcons are still in dark over their unpaid bonuses and allowances. Mohammed Sanusi , who made this revelation when he met with the players and officials in Abuja, however assured them that they will be paid all they are being owed.

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  • US Defense Secretary in Irbil for talks with Kurdish leaders
US Defense Secretary in Irbil for talks with Kurdish leaders

The talks also cover coordination between the Peshmerga and Iraq's forces on one hand and the global coalition forces on the other, the source said. The Pentagon said Carter would meet Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, the president of the Kurdish region, Massoud Barzani and the commander of the US-led coalition supporting Iraqi forces, US L...

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  • IS launches overnight attack against Iraqi troops in Mosul
IS launches overnight attack against Iraqi troops in Mosul

As Iraqi forces continue their offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), the ground operation has slowly progressed into the city, with the army retaking several neighborhoods in the east of the Iraqi megapolis.

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  • Frei Betto: Fidel the Last Great Leader of the 20th Century
Frei Betto: Fidel the Last Great Leader of the 20th Century

Bomnin arrived in the United States when he was 26, working odd jobs until he made a name for himself as a auto salesman, eventually owning a General Motors dealership. Marta Beatriz Roque, one of the 75 people detained in 2003, said Fidel's passing could prompt Raul Castro to enact more changes. In later tweets he called for the USA to lift its ...

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  • S. Korean President to 'calmly accept' impeachment
S. Korean President to 'calmly accept' impeachment

If parliament votes in favor of impeaching her, Chung said she would wait for the constitutional court to rule on the measure. Choi is a daughter of Choi Tae-min, a purported cult leader who served as a mentor for Park Geun-hye until his death in 1994.

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  • Trump Federal judge halts MI recount, sealing president-elect's win
Trump Federal judge halts MI recount, sealing president-elect's win

In Wisconsin , a recount began last week and was more than 82 percent complete Thursday. It is part of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's efforts to force recounts of the presidential election results in Pennsylvania , Michigan and Wisconsin .

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  • Obama orders review of election hacking
Obama orders review of election hacking

I think they're one of the most destabilizing influences on the world stage. More recently, seven Democrats from the Senate Intelligence Committee sent the president a signed letter urging him to launch a probe into Kremlin-backed espionage efforts.

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  • Solomon Islands again struck by strong quake
Solomon Islands again struck by strong quake

There was no immediate tsunami threat, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. Joanne Zoleveke, general secretary of the Solomon Islands Red Cross, said the supply boat could take nearly 24 hours to reach Makira Island, which lies close to the epicentre of Friday's magnitude-7.8 quake.

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  • Must improve 'important' relationship with China: US prez-elect Trump
Must improve 'important' relationship with China: US prez-elect Trump

China flew a long-range nuclear-capable bomber outside China for the first time since President-elect Donald Trump spoke with the president of Taiwan, two USA officials told Fox News . Trump's tweets cast doubts on the next US administration's ability to provide that wisdom and steadiness. Still, it has maintained a close relationship with the dem...

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