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World News Tearful mother testifies about 8-year-old's abduction
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If the panel finds Smith guilty, the jurors will be asked to sentence him to death. Visibly shaken, she then said: 'I'm sorry, I need to take a break. "I was yelling, 'Call 911". She is heard telling a dispatcher, "I feel like a fool", and saying she couldn't remember what Smith was wearing or what his license plate was, Bourne tweeted.

World News PM claims 'basis of agreement' exists at Stormont
Author: 0 PM claims 'basis of agreement' exists at Stormont

There's now hopes a deal to resume power sharing could be done as early as this week. "We are serious about [restoring] functioning power-sharing", she said, adding that her party held no talks with the rival Democratic Unionist Party on Monday.

Author: 0 Egypt in top-level talks with U.S. on political, economic, security releations

But Ankara regards the group as linked to Kurdish separatists in Turkey that the government considers terrorists. The Trump administration, concerned that the coalition it cobbled together to destroy the Islamic State group is losing sight of the prime objective, pressed its partners on Tuesday to refocus their efforts.

World News Trump's VP Mike Pence 'thinks Jesus tells him to say things'
Author: 0 Trump's VP Mike Pence 'thinks Jesus tells him to say things'

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during a news conference in Egypt on Monday that it will be "up to North Korea " to decide when it is ready to engage in serious and meaningful diplomatic talks with the U.S. "I'm Christian, I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things", she said . When Pence attempted to arrange a meeting to talk to Rippon, Rippon said he wouldn't speak with Pence.

World News Huh? Fireman missing in NY found in Sacramento
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Ramagnano applauded the 100 Toronto firefighters who volunteered to help search for the missing fire captain. "Although details are limited at this time, we have been advised that he is in the care of police in Sacramento", Pegg's statement, released over Twitter, said.

World News Piers Morgan Claims Omarosa Offered Sexual Favors On Celebrity Apprentice
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Omarosa has not responded to Morgan's statements. Morgan, who bested Omarosa, among other competitors on the first season of Donald Trump-hosted Celebrity Apprentice , called it "ridiculous" to have to discuss Omarosa in any serious political context, blaming Trump for giving her an office in the West Wing for almost a year.

World News Allies pledge billions for Iraq's reconstruction
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International NGOs have so far pledged 330 million dollars in humanitarian assistance. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash later tweeted that there were also $5.5 billion from the UAE in private investments in Iraq "in addition" to his country's pledge but it was not clear if this was a new announcement.

World News Netanyahu responds to police calling for his indictment
Author: 0 Netanyahu responds to police calling for his indictment

Demonstrators have been holding regular protests outside Mendelblit's home in Israel, and have accused him of purposely dragging out the investigation on Netanyahu , which he denies. An ashen-faced Netanyahu said in a televised address: "I will continue to lead the state of Israel responsibly and loyally as long as you, the citizens of Israel, choose me to lead you".

World News Friends, family mourn 19-year-old Livermore homicide victim
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Suffering from multiple life-threatening stab wounds and other injuries, Lizette Andrea Cuesta , 19, was still able to drag herself to the side of a road in Livermore . Kelly. "The last thing we believe she was able to do was point us in the direction of the people that killed her, and that's pretty remarkable", Kelly said.

World News Bill and Melinda Gates in 10th annual letter
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To make up Bill and Melinda Gates' Annual Letter for 2018, BellaNaija's founder Uche Pedro , alongside 9 other persons asked the philanthropic couple 10 tough questions . Why don't you give money to fight climate change? That buying power gets flexed with an agreement that protects the resulting intellectual property so it's accessible to those who might not otherwise be able to afford it.

World News 1 dead, 1 hurt after vehicles collide at Heathrow Airport
Author: 0 1 dead, 1 hurt after vehicles collide at Heathrow Airport

An employee of London's Heathrow Airport was killed in a "serious accident" between vehicles on the airfield on Wednesday. In a post to Twitter the airport said the incident involved "two members of staff", adding: "An investigation is underway and we are working with the police".

World News Germany: Martin Schulz steps down as SPD head
Author: 0 Germany: Martin Schulz steps down as SPD head

The party's membership will vote next week on the coalition deal struck last week between Mr Schulz and Mrs Merkel . The failure of Germany's established parties to form a government more than four months after national elections has eroded trust in the country's political system and hurt the SPD , Gesine Loetzsch, a former chairwoman of the post-communist Left, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television in Berlin on Wednesday.

World News Three arrested in Hawks Gupta raid in Saxonwold
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Zuma and the Guptas - a family of wealthy Indian-born businessmen - deny any wrongdoing. Besides the pressure from the ANC, Zuma is facing a no-confidence motion in parliament set for February 22. They have done enough damage", said Tessa Turvey, head of the local residents' association, standing outside the compound's iron gates. A security guard told Reuters that police raided the Oakbay holding company's offices on Wednesday.

World News Senate GOP, Dem leaders say it's time for immigration deal
Author: 0 Senate GOP, Dem leaders say it's time for immigration deal

The Senate began a major immigration debate, its first in almost five years, on Monday evening. That 60 vote threshhold will be hard to reach, which means Majority Leader McConnell is likely to offer the proposals as amendments. And House Republican leaders don't have a definitive plan for how to proceed if the Senate passes an immigration bill , a senior House GOP aide told TWS on Monday, but their course of action will depend largely on Trump's response to the Senate's final product.

World News Chicago Police Officer Shot and Killed in Downtown
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Bauer was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Superintendent Johnson said the police arrested a suspect and found a gun. The I-Team has learned the officer was shot twice in the head. "So they took him with shackles and then they put him in the squad". I heard that the door is locked there.

World News Political crisis in South Africa: President Jacob Zuma told to step down
Author: 0 Political crisis in South Africa: President Jacob Zuma told to step down

The rand strengthened from R11.84 to R11.81 against the U.S. dollar at 15:16 on Wednesday, as President Jacob Zuma said in an interview the African National Congress had not given him proper reasons why he should resign. South Africa's ruling party moved to replace the defiant President Jacob Zuma as early as Thursday while police raided his business associates at the center of corruption scandals that have infuriated the country.

World News French president Emmanuel Macron to reintroduce national service to France
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The Syrian regime, headed by President Bashar Al-Assad, has used chemical weapons 211 times since the start of the crisis, the Syrian Network for Human Rights said yesterday. "As soon as such proof is established, I will do what I said", Macron told France's presidential press corps. "The priority is the fight against the terrorists".

World News Trump Has Not Directed Us to Stop Russian Meddling — Intelligence Chiefs
Author: 0 Trump Has Not Directed Us to Stop Russian Meddling — Intelligence Chiefs

US intelligence leaders warned a Senate committee Tuesday that Russian Federation will continue to try and influence elections in the United States this year. "The American people are smart people", Risch said. "They realize people are attempting to manipulate them, both domestically and foreign". "This is pervasive", Coats said.

World News Iraq Says $4B Needed For New Downstream Oil Investments
Author: 0 Iraq Says $4B Needed For New Downstream Oil Investments

The statements followed the Kurdistan Region's delegation expressing concerns at the conference that Baghdad concentrated all projects in the central and southern parts of Iraq, leaving only small projects for the autonomous region which had been at the forefront of the war against the Islamic State (IS).

World News Oxfam under cloud after reports of sex scandal
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Oxfam has denied covering up the scandal, which triggered the resignation of its deputy chief executive on Monday. The Speechless star severed her 20 years' support for the charity, claiming to be "horrified" by allegations some Oxfam staff paid for sex while working in crisis ravaged Haiti, the UK Telegraph reports.

World News Tonga Begins Cleanup of Powerful Cyclone's Damage
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Seoul: A Seoul court sentenced Choi Soon-sil, a close friend of former President Park Geun-hye, to 20 years in prison on Tuesday for a string of corruption charges linked to a massive influence-peddling scandal that led to Park's impeachment.

World News Prince Henrik Cause Of Death: Where Will Denmark's Prince Consort Be Buried?
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In January, Prince Henrik was flown back to Denmark from a trip in Egypt after falling ill - after doctors found a benign tumour in his lung. His flamboyant style was both loved and criticised by Danes. It is traditional for male members of the royal family who marry female monarchs to be titled as a prince consort, just as Prince Philip is titled owing to his longtime marriage to Queen Elizabeth II.

World News Up to 100 Russian soldiers killed in U.S. airstrikes in Syria
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Without mentioning the USA strike, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday that "Americans have taken risky unilateral steps". Harrigian said the attack by the pro-Assad forces was not a surprise since the US and its partners had observed them engaged in a slow buildup the week before the attack.

World News Bomber Gets Life in Prison for New York, New Jersey Attacks
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In October, a jury convicted Ahmad Khan Rahimi , 29, of planting pressure-cooker bombs in NY and New Jersey on September 17, 2016. While Rahimi wasn't charged for terrorism, his father, Mohammad Rahimi, had warned the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2014 his son may have been radicalized.

World News Israel sends military reinforcements to Lebanon, Syria borders
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Without the USA confronting Iran directly, Goldberg wrote, "America will keep sleepwalking into an era of Iranian hegemony in the Middle East". A statement released by the US State Department said , "The United States is deeply concerned about today's escalation of violence over Israel's border and strongly supports Israel's sovereign right to defend itself".

World News Keshia Knight Pulliam becomes second celebrity evicted from Celebrity Big Brother USA
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She added, "They're intentional and they're going to get worse ". "She said , 'On The Apprentice , everyone has sex together, so you and I could do that and then we could sell it and make loads of money.' I said, 'Are you completely deluded?" The US Vice president Mike Pence "thinks Jesus tells him to say things", according to a former official in the Donald Trump administration .

World News Trump's lawyer admits paying $130K to Stormy Daniels
Author: 0 Trump's lawyer admits paying $130K to Stormy Daniels

Cohen said in a statement to The New York Times . Michael Cohen , the lawyer who worked for Trump for more than a decade, said in a statement obtained by Fox News that the 2016 transaction with Stormy Daniels was lawful and not a campaign contribution or campaign expenditure "by anyone".