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The Holy Father warned Catholics to keep their expectations low, but he said at the end of this week-long meeting, he is confident there will be a plan in place to protect children from sex abuse in the church. "No bishop, no matter how influential, is above the law of the church", said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston. Cardinal Sean and Pope Francis enjoy a good and productive relationship, which goes back many years.
  • Militant Iran Taunts US on Revolution's 40th Birthday

    Militant Iran Taunts US on Revolution's 40th Birthday

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    A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guards said Tehran would not withdraw its forces from the region, dismissing USA calls that Iranian regional influence should be curbed. Over 300 journalists from foreign media outlets and more than 6,000 Iranian reporters, photographers and cameramen covered the demonstrations held throughout the country on February 11.
  • Cali. governor to pull National Guard troops from border

    Cali. governor to pull National Guard troops from border

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    If that's an implicit slam on Trump's demand for more border-enforcement resources, Newsom plans to get explicit about it soon enough. "I don't know the right adjective..." "The whole thing is ludicrous", he added of the president's border security efforts.
  • Black panther: Rare animal caught on camera in Kenya

    Black panther: Rare animal caught on camera in Kenya

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    A wildlife photographer from the United Kingdom has captured images of a black leopard in Kenya . He said he left his cameras outside for several nights. Will Burrard-Lucas / Camtraptions Ltd. Its wide eyes can be seen looking eagerly for prey, while leopard-like spots can vaguely be seen on its sooty coat, which is the result of melanism.
  • Trump blasts Venezuela over blocked United States aid shipments

    Trump blasts Venezuela over blocked United States aid shipments

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    But Maduro, whose government has the financial and political backing of China and Russian Federation, has so far resisted the intensifying USA pressure, portraying himself in the mold of historic Latin American anti-imperialist leaders. "We have nearly 300,000 Venezuelans who will die if the aid doesn't enter". Maduro, who gets crucial backing from the country's powerful armed forces, denies there is a humanitarian emergency and has branded the crisis a "political show" and pretext for a ...
  • Cannabis smoker finds tiger in abandoned house in Texas

    Cannabis smoker finds tiger in abandoned house in Texas

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    The unidentified man called for help, describing himself as a "concerned citizen" after discovering the tiger in the garage in a "rinky dink" cage secured with a screwdriver and a nylon strap. "There were going to this vacant house to smoke marijuana, and they were greeted by a large tiger", said Sgt. Jason Alderete with the animal cruelty unit.
  • Newborn Found in Middle of Road

    Newborn Found in Middle of Road

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    The little girl was in onesie pyjamas with her umbilical cord still attached. Fuentes reportedly brought the baby inside and unzipped the onesie to warm her, and noticed the umbilical cord. Authorities are now looking for the newborn's mother. The woman was described by Madera County Sheriff's Office as a "Hispanic female adult, possibly in her early 20's".
  • North and South Korea Want to Host the 2032 Olympics Together

    North and South Korea Want to Host the 2032 Olympics Together

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    Also, the deal was originally going to be for five years, . but the USA insisted on just one year. That summit is scheduled for February 27 and 28 in Hanoi , Vietnam . The new deal must still be approved by South Korea's parliament, but it would boost its contribution to 1.03 trillion won (687.68 million pounds) from 960 billion won in 2018.
  • Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' convicted in US court

    Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' convicted in US court

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    Read the full report at the New York Post . Guzman spoke in the courtroom only once during the trial, saying he would not testify in his own defense, NBC News reported. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was elected previous year after promising a change to the deadly military-led war against drug gangs, suggesting a negotiated peace and amnesty for non-violent drug dealers, traffickers and farmers.
  • In Revolution anniversary speech, Rouhani lays claim to Bahrain, other neighbors

    In Revolution anniversary speech, Rouhani lays claim to Bahrain, other neighbors

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    The festivities to mark the Iranian Revolution start every year on February 1, the day that Khomeini returned from exile to become supreme leader of the Islamic republic. "The long-suffering Iranian people deserve a much brighter future", Trump posted on Twitter in both English and Farsi. In the backdrop to Monday's marches, the military displayed Iranian-made missiles, which authorities showcase every year during anniversary celebrations and which now have a range of up to 2,000 ...
  • Impeachment Reluctantly Floated In VA After Second Allegation Against Fairfax

    Impeachment Reluctantly Floated In VA After Second Allegation Against Fairfax

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    The gaffe came as Northam fights to regain public trust after a photo from his medical school yearbook page showed a person in blackface and another in a Ku Klux Klan outfit. On Sunday night, Fairfax spoke via phone with the Post and said that he would not resign from the post of lieutenant governor. She said she told classmates and friends of the attack after it occurred.
  • Bahrain refugee footballer free as Thailand drops extradition bid

    Bahrain refugee footballer free as Thailand drops extradition bid

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    That was after Bahrain withdrew its request to have him extradited on an worldwide arrest warrant. Mr Araibi , 25, a former Bahraini national team player, has said he fled his home country due to political repression. Around the time of his arrest in Bahrain, Arab Spring uprisings were upending establishments across the Middle East and Bahrain, a small island nation in the Persian Gulf, was cracking down on its own pro-democracy demonstrators.
  • Beto O’Rourke holds rally in El Paso to compete with Trump

    Beto O’Rourke holds rally in El Paso to compete with Trump

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    Beto O'Rourke was holding a rally in El Paso at the same time as U.S. President Donald Trump was carrying out his own event in the Texas border city on Monday night. Veronica Escobar - a longtime ally who took his former seat in Congress after his failed bid to unseat Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. While few Democratic candidates have focused on immigration in their launches, O'Rourke has described Trump's calls for the wall as the "cynical rhetoric of war, of invasions, of fear".
  • From snow back to freezing rain tonight

    From snow back to freezing rain tonight

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    Our next weather system isn't being handled consistently by the computer models, but it appears that we'll see some light snow from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. -Northern Warren, Sussex, northern Morris, western Passaic, western Bergen. They will pick up a bit more as the storm departs into Tuesday night .
  • USA general: Troops could begin leaving Syria in weeks

    USA general: Troops could begin leaving Syria in weeks

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    Gen. Christopher Ghika, deputy commander-strategy and information for the US-led coalition, said Islamic State fighters "are attempting to escape through intermixing with the innocent women and children attempting to flee the fighting". "At this point it doesn't really matter what they say because, we know where they are". IS overran large parts of the country and neighboring Iraq in 2014, declaring a "caliphate" there, but various military offensives have reduced it to a fragment.
  • Snow Possible Overnight Before Bigger Storm Arrives Tuesday

    Snow Possible Overnight Before Bigger Storm Arrives Tuesday

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    In Seattle, officials urged people to stay off the roads as traffic slowed to a standstill in some places because of the snow. Monday Night: We will see rain and sleet before 10 p.m., then freezing rain and sleet between 10 p.m. Two more significant winter storms are expected to blanket western Washington with more snow starting Sunday afternoon. A wintry mix is likely to pass through the region before changing into rain along the coast Tuesday.
  • Embattled Virginia governor says he is staying put

    Embattled Virginia governor says he is staying put

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    Many are struggling to come to grips with a list of nagging questions: Do they forgive the Democrats, keep Republicans out of power and demand the governor get serious about racism? The 1999 Duke team was one of the best teams in school history.
  • Trump won't meet Xi before trade deal deadline

    Trump won't meet Xi before trade deal deadline

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    FILE - U.S. President Donald Trump listens as he meets with China's Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington , Jan. Also pressuring markets was a report out Thursday that President Trump is planning to sign an executive order next week which would ban Chinese telecommunications equipment from US wireless networks.
  • Physician declares Trump in 'very good health' after annual physical

    Physician declares Trump in 'very good health' after annual physical

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    Four current and former White House Medical Unit staff members told CNN they were ashamed of Jackson's rosy assessment of Trump's health despite the publicly released data clearly showing a different picture. No further details on the president's health have been released yet. Trump's former physician, Dr. Ronny L. Jackson, became an Internet sensation a year ago for his public pronouncement that Trump has " incredibly good genes ".
  • Senate panel approves Trump's attorney general nominee

    Senate panel approves Trump's attorney general nominee

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    On Thursday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein , the top Democrat on the Judiciary committee, called the memo "disqualifying", saying Barr's theory would leave the President "above the law in most respects". The nominee was attorney-general once before, under president George HW Bush. Republicans said they were confident Barr would make as much of the report public as possible.
  • Jamal Khashoggi murder: Trump refuses Congress demand for report

    Jamal Khashoggi murder: Trump refuses Congress demand for report

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    Regarding the Turkish-US discussions on the establishment of a safe zone in northern Syria and whether Saudi Arabia will provide military or financial assistance, Jubeir said the Kingdom provided a lot of humanitarian aid and provided $100 million to build hospitals and schools, asserting that military support is not on the table.
  • Trump plans rally, Pelosi seeks deal as wall deadline nears

    Trump plans rally, Pelosi seeks deal as wall deadline nears

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    Nielsen said in a statement . Trump used about 17 minutes of a speech that ran one hour and 22 minutes to hammer against the "lawless state" of the border. To reopen the government, Trump signed a short-term spending bill, but it did not include the $5.7 million requested to fund his proposed border wall.
  • Democrats call on Justin Fairfax to resign after second sexual assault allegation

    Democrats call on Justin Fairfax to resign after second sexual assault allegation

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    But the latest allegation of rape brought a torrent of demands for Fairfax to quit, including collective calls for his ouster from all Democrats in the state House of Delegates and Senate, and the state Legislative Black Caucus. "We serve as counsel for Meredith Watson, who was raped by Justin Fairfax in 2000, while they were both students at Duke University". The developments came near the end of an astonishing week that saw all three of Virginia's top elected officials - all Democrats ...
  • Whitaker, After Clash With U.S. House Panel, Agrees to Appear

    Whitaker, After Clash With U.S. House Panel, Agrees to Appear

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    It was the culmination of a day that began when the House panel voted to authorize a subpoena of Whitaker because its Democratic members want to ask him about his conversations with President Donald Trump and his oversight of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
  • Participants in intra-Afghan talks call for lifting sanctions from Taliban leaders

    Participants in intra-Afghan talks call for lifting sanctions from Taliban leaders

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    Moscow had hosted a multilateral summit on Afghanistan last November, inviting officials from regional countries, besides a Taliban delegation. Of note, for as much as he hypes up the US' possible loss of face following any prospective withdrawal from Afghanistan, Kakar doesn't talk about what a loss of face and money it would be for India if the Taliban seizes its many investments there in the aftermath.
  • Nancy Pelosi's 'sarcastic clap' becomes the State Of The Union's biggest meme

    Nancy Pelosi's 'sarcastic clap' becomes the State Of The Union's biggest meme

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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., attends a group photo of House Democrats in the Capitol Visitor Centre. "No one has benefited more from our thriving economy than women, who have filled 58 percent of the newly created jobs past year", he said , and he seemed genuinely surprised when a number of female Democrats, all clad in white, stood and cheered.
  • Trump says House intel probe has no basis

    Trump says House intel probe has no basis

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    As an opening volley, the committee sent special counsel Robert Mueller , head of an independent agency created to investigate Russiagate, 50 interview transcripts, including talks with the committee by Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.; his son-in-law, Jared Kushner; his longtime spokeswoman, Hope Hicks; and his former bodyguard Keith Schiller, along with dozens of officials from both the Trump and Barack Obama administrations, the Washington Post noted.
  • President hits back at Trump over U.S. presence

    President hits back at Trump over U.S. presence

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    Iraqi President Barham Saleh said Monday that Trump did not ask for permission to use Iraqi territory to monitor Iran and said the Iraqi constitution forbids the use of Iraq as a base to threaten the interests or security of neighboring countries.
  • Chins celebrates New Lunar Year

    Chins celebrates New Lunar Year

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    In 2019, the Chinese New Year begins on February 5 and ends on February 19, and this period of time is also referred to as the " Spring Festival .' Before the New Year , the 'Little Year" is celebrated - this lasted from January 28 until February 4, 2019, this year.
  • Senate bucks Donald Trump, backs U.S

    Senate bucks Donald Trump, backs U.S

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    The highly respected Votel, former head of the Joint Special Operations Command, also appears to be at odds with Trump on the resiliency of ISIS and the terror group's ability to surge again once USA troops leave. But during the State of the Union address, the President expressed much more confidence. "Don't overburden Iraq with your own issues", Salih said.
  • Dropping INF Treaty will let U.S

    Dropping INF Treaty will let U.S

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    President Donald Trump accused Moscow on Friday of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty with "impunity" by deploying banned missiles. Latvia, like other members of the NATO alliance, has backed the United States which has charged since the administration of former president Barack Obama that Russian Federation is infringing on the INF treaty with the range of its new 9M729 missile system.
  • Pope Francis arrives to hold public mass in UAE

    Pope Francis arrives to hold public mass in UAE

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    Horse-mounted guards escorted the pontiff's motorcade through the palace gardens. Even for a nation known for its excesses, the Emiratis' red-carpet welcome was remarkable for a pope who prides himself on simplicity. Aid groups working in Yemen hope Francis won't just rely on his public appeals but will use his visit to bring his message to the Emirati leadership in person.
  • US Senate votes against Trump’s withdrawal plan

    US Senate votes against Trump’s withdrawal plan

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    Trump revealed his decision to withdraw all US forces from Syria in December, declaring that the USA had defeated Islamic State and no longer needed to deploy troops in Syria. Officials said that overall, about 2,000 ISIS militants remain in Syria. He gave no timetable for completing the mission. The top commander of U.S.
  • ‘Ice storm' to descend on Chicago area Tuesday evening

    ‘Ice storm' to descend on Chicago area Tuesday evening

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    Temperatures are expected to fall well below freezing tonight, with overnight lows in the teens. National Weather Service forecasts show that the foothills could see significant snow late Monday night into Tuesday. They say most of the snow cover will disappear Tuesday. True ice storms are uncommon in this part of the county, the weather service said on Facebook.
  • Boats, helicopters deployed for rescues in Australia floods

    Boats, helicopters deployed for rescues in Australia floods

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    Hughie Morton and Troy Mathieson have been missing since Monday. Yahoo7 News understands the pair were attempting to evade police after they allegedly tried to loot a Dan Murphy's liquor store. "They were involved in another police investigation", State Disaster Co-ordinator and police Deputy Commissioner Bob Gee said. We don't want to get to that stage [but] we can't control that, ' Munro said.
  • Kremlin stresses only Venezuelans themselves can find way out of crisis

    Kremlin stresses only Venezuelans themselves can find way out of crisis

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during a visit to Japan that Guaido "is the legitimate interim president". "They are willing to collaborate and I am sure that this will be one of the most important events, topics, elements in order to accomplish a way out in Venezuela ", said Viera-Blanco, who has become the de-facto ambassador to Canada of Venezuela's interim government - whose authority Maduro rejects.