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World News Russian islands declare emergency over polar bear `invasion`
Author: 0 Russian islands declare emergency over polar bear `invasion`

As Liz Greengrass, a director at the United Kingdom -based Born Free Foundation, told CNN a year ago: "Polar bears are reliant on seals for food and seals rely on sea ice". They are frightened to leave homes and their daily routines are broken. The Novaya Zemlya is home to about 3,000 civil people, There are also military men there, but their quantity remains classified.

World News Liam Fox’s department u-turns on Brexit trade deal pledge
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Mrs May described discussions with European Union leaders in Brussels as "robust but constructive" and insisted she was determined to "negotiate hard" over the coming days to secure legally-binding changes to the Agreement which will render it acceptable to Parliament.

World News Trump Supporters Form Human ‘Wall’ Along U.S.-Mexico Border
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In his State of the Union address on February 5, the president said that El Paso went from having "extremely high rates of violent crime - one of the highest in the entire country" - to being "one of the safest cities" in the U.S. Their demonstration came ahead of the president's rally to be held Monday in the El Paso Coliseum. Veronica Escobar , a Texas Democrat, has asked the president to apologize for his remarks, CNN reported .

World News Priyanka Gandhi makes political debut in Uttar Pradesh
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India's powerful Nehru-Gandhi dynasty on Monday unleashed its newest star with thousands turning out to see Priyanka Gandhi Vadra speak at her first rally as the country gears up for a general election. The Hindu nationalist BJP calls Priyanka's appointment an extension of Congress's "dynastic politics". A day before her maiden visit to the state as Congress general secretary in-charge of western Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi said she hopes to start a "new kind of politics" in which ...

World News Dramatic rescue of baby underway in Durban
Author: 0 Dramatic rescue of baby underway in Durban

Police search and rescue teams, assisted by eThekwini Fire Department, Metro Police and paramedics have begun digging a trench into a stormwater drain in Newlands East on Monday to reach a newborn baby that is presumed to have been dumped. Her cries were first noticed by a passer-by. "Rescue efforts are underway try to rescue it", he said. Robert Mckenzie, KZN EMS spokesman, said the baby girl had been washed around five metres down the pipe (which is around six centimetres in diameter).

World News Death toll in Istanbul building collapse now 15
Author: 0 Death toll in Istanbul building collapse now 15

Turkey's president says there are "many lessons to learn" from the collapse of a residential building in Istanbul where at least 17 people have died. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials joined the funeral prayers for the Alemdar family following the president's first visit to the site of Wednesday's tragedy.

World News Sunday snow leads to more tricky travel Monday, Tuesday
Author: 0 Sunday snow leads to more tricky travel Monday, Tuesday

In comparison, Seattle normally expects 0.7 inches of snow every February. A coating of ice will be possible as well. Meteorologist Tim Williams and Meg McNamara have been tracking the system and says we could see just over 2 inches of snow mostly north of the city with a Winter Weather Advisory going into effect from 7p.m.

World News Russian islands under polar bear 'invasion'
Author: 0 Russian islands under polar bear 'invasion'

He said: "Parents are wary of letting children go to schools and kindergartens". Despite the siege, residents have been warned they face prosecution is they shoot the endangered species. However, no order has been given to kill the bears and federal authorities have declined to issue licenses that would allow locals to kill them without legal repercussions.

World News Police release ‘disturbing’ video of woman being abducted in Miami
Author: 0 Police release ‘disturbing’ video of woman being abducted in Miami

The woman was abducted from 2345 NW 36 St.in Miami , Florida. The police video then cuts to a different angle and shows what appears to be a man leading a struggling woman through the parking garage and forcing her into the vehicle. The vehicle is being described as a newer model white Nissan Altima bearing a paper tag. "He wanted her to drive the auto, so he put her in the driver's seat", said the witness.

World News Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar once again faces anti-Semitism allegations
Author: 0 Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar once again faces anti-Semitism allegations

Omar's vile remarks came in response to a Haaretz report that stated that Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was going to take action against anti-Semitic Reps. "Implying that Americans support Israel because of money alone is offensive enough". Meghan McCain, the daughter of the late US Senator John McCain, encouraged Clinton, saying, "Thank you, Chelsea - antisemitism on all sides, in all spaces, no matter how uncomfortable should always be called out and condemned".

World News North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones dies at 76
Author: 0 North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones dies at 76

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a release that Jones" "relentless work on behalf of our men and women in uniform, veterans, military families and caregivers honored our American values and strengthened our country'. 'God be with and keep his family. "For me, it's a sacred responsibility that I have to communicate my condolences to a family", Jones said. He served with conviction, humility, generosity and kindness.

World News Trump's Afghan envoy intensifies peace efforts with Taliban
Author: 0 Trump's Afghan envoy intensifies peace efforts with Taliban

The pace of any US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan has been a major point of discussion - and concern - given the strength the Taliban still wields and the group's well-established history of hosting terror groups. While on his way to Afghanistan Shanahan stressed that peace terms are for the Afghans to decide. The Trump administration's special envoy for Afghanistan is returning to the country after stops in Europe and the Middle East for an extended diplomatic tour aimed at pushing a US ...

World News Gayle King checks Governor Northam, when he tries to pretty up slavery
Author: 0 Gayle King checks Governor Northam, when he tries to pretty up slavery

Northam initially apologized for the photo then he flipped the script saying it was not him in the picture. He has served Virginia well and he and I and Justin, all three of us have fought for equality. The two were students at Duke University at the time . Durham police spokesman Wil Glenn also said he couldn't find a report in the department's system on the 2000 allegation.

World News Two Palestinian teens killed at border with Gaza
Author: 0 Two Palestinian teens killed at border with Gaza

Israel's internal security agency said Sunday that the slaying of a 19-year-old Israeli woman allegedly by a Palestinian near Jerusalem last week was politically motivated. In Gaza City , mourners buried Hamza Ishtiwi. The military said it was aware of reports that a protester had been killed but could not confirm that the individual was a 14-year-old or what caused the death.

World News Methanol-laced bootleg liquor kills at least 39 in India
Author: 0 Methanol-laced bootleg liquor kills at least 39 in India

Almost 100 people have died in Northern India after drinking tainted bootleg liquor. The death toll had stood at 28 on Friday. The villagers drank the tainted liquor Thursday. Bootleg liquor operations flourish in rural India, where many people can't afford to buy alcohol from state-approved shops. Almost 1,000 people die in the country each year after consuming illegally brewed alcohol, the National Crime Records Bureau data show.

World News Venezuelan oil joint ventures switch to Russian bank
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Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA is telling customers of its oil joint ventures to deposit sales proceeds at an account it recently opened at Russia's Gazprombank AO, according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters on Saturday.

World News Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar Running for President
Author: 0 Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar Running for President

Trump often overlooks evidence of record global warming and conflates cold spells and other incidents of weather with climate, which is long-term. Aside from the environment, Klobuchar's platforms include universal health care, criminal justice reform, gun control and curbing big tech's abuse of privacy.

World News Western Sydney Wanderers support Hakeem Al-Araibi by hiding Thai Airways sponsorship
Author: 0 Western Sydney Wanderers support Hakeem Al-Araibi by hiding Thai Airways sponsorship

A Thai court approved the request to drop extradition proceedings, according to Chatchom Akapin, director general of Foreign Affairs for the Office of the Attorney General. The 25-year-old fears being returned to Bahrain where he believes he could face imprisonment and torture. "The Thai government should see that Bahrain's sole motive is to further punish Hakeem for the peaceful political opinions he expressed", Amnesty International Thailand campaigner Katherine Gerson said in an earlier ...

World News Party that nominated Thai princess for PM faces ban
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Thailand's Election Commission announced it would make a formal ruling on the princess's short-lived stand on Monday but it is likely she will be disqualified after the king denouncement and her party's decision to comply. Members of the Phalang Pracharat party - which is aligned with the military - were jubilant following the weekend's upheaval and its party leaders took to the streets, campaigning in a 60-vehicle convoy, to tout their tradition-abiding credentials.

World News USA envoy: Pakistan freed Taliban leader at United States request
Author: 0 USA envoy: Pakistan freed Taliban leader at United States request

Khalilzad said he would ideally have the peace deal before the upcoming presidential elections in Afghanistan . "I would be wary of taking that and extrapolating off that and saying they're now on board with the peace process", said Jason Campbell, who was the Pentagon's Afghanistan country director until past year and is now at the RAND Corporation think tank.

World News Turkey building collapse death toll rises to 18
Author: 0 Turkey building collapse death toll rises to 18

Earlier, health minister Fahrettin Koca increased the death toll to 17. Murat Kurum, Turkey's minister for environment and urban planning, said the collapsed building had permits for only six floors. The collapse fuelled criticism of a government amnesty granted past year to people accused of building illegally - a measure announced before municipal elections this March.

World News French 'yellow vest' protester loses fingers in violent unrest
Author: 0 French 'yellow vest' protester loses fingers in violent unrest

A yellow vest protester was severely injured on Saturday in the streets of Paris, as police shot teargas at protesters who were trying to knock down a barrier at the French parliament. "These attacks are intolerable". In the south of France police blocked yellow vest leader Maxime Nicolle from crossing into Italy to join forces with Italian demonstrators.

World News Mixed bag of weather results in special weather statement for region
Author: 0 Mixed bag of weather results in special weather statement for region

If the snow doesn't turn into ice pellets and freezing rain, however, total snowfall amounts could be higher. A low pressure system brewing in the USA may intensify into a winter storm as it tracks over Southern Ontario Tuesday. Though it's warmer than late January weather, wind chill temperatures could drop to -14 C, warns Alsen. Considering the city's last snowstorm had colleges and universities shutting down , flights cancelled , and people literally skiing through downtown streets , ...

World News Winter weather advisory in effect until 9 pm Sunday
Author: 0 Winter weather advisory in effect until 9 pm Sunday

The sun was out but the National Weather Service said snow would return late in the afternoon into the evening across the Northwest. During that time, 3 to 6 inches of snow is anticipating with the possibility of freezing rain mixed in Tuesday night.

World News Trump adviser Stone: I'm not Kim Kardashian, don't need gag order
Author: 0 Trump adviser Stone: I'm not Kim Kardashian, don't need gag order

He also deployed the classic "I'm less famous than Kim Kardashian " defense. The lobbyist pleaded not guilty and vowed to "tell the truth" throughout the process. The DC District Court has special rules that govern related cases so that those with similar facts can be assigned to the same judge. Prosecutors will respond to him about this next week.

World News Timeline: Convictions that have led to consecutive murder sentences in Canada
Author: 0 Timeline: Convictions that have led to consecutive murder sentences in Canada

Quebec Superior Court Justice Francois Huot called Alexandre Bissonnette's attack gratuitous and insidious as he handed down the sentence Friday. On the evening of January 29, 2017, Bissonnette stormed into the centre and shot at those gathered for prayers, killing six and seriously injuring five others, including Aymen Derbali, who is now paralyzed.

World News No new jobs but happier citizens in Finland's basic income test
Author: 0 No new jobs but happier citizens in Finland's basic income test

Finland - the world's happiest country past year, according to the United Nations - is exploring alternatives to its social security model. That could help reduce dependence on the state and cut welfare costs, especially as greater automation sees humans replaced in the workforce.

World News Senate committee to consider resolution against Nord Stream 2 pipeline
Author: 0 Senate committee to consider resolution against Nord Stream 2 pipeline

According to the German broadcaster, after fierce USA messages, an important vote in the European Union is up on Friday. Germany had counted on France, as well as Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Greece, and the Netherlands to block it. France's decision aligns it more closely with critics of the project, which say it bolsters Europe's reliance on Russian energy and bypasses key partners such as Ukraine.

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