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World News Al-Shabab Attack Claims 9 Lives in Somalia
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US Africa Command said the airstrike targeted the fighters as they "were transitioning between locations in a rural area". The strike in central Hiran region on Sunday "interrupted an al-Shabaab attempt to mass their forces, " the USA disclosed in a statement.

World News Forging Alliances: Russia, India, China Aim to Expand Trilateral Cooperation
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Those committing, orchestrating, inciting or supporting terrorist acts must be held accountable and brought to justice in accordance with existing worldwide commitments on countering terrorism, it said. "In this process, China is playing a constructive role, and not the opposite". The three countries also expressed support to Libya in its fight against the ISIL, Al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations.

World News World’s tiniest baby boy born in Tokyo
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The boy from Tokyo was born through an emergency cesarean section in August as his weight did not increase at 24 weeks gestation and doctors determined his life was in danger, the university said. The survival rate of the smallest babies is substantially lower for boys compared with girls. Only 23 babies worldwide have survived being born prematurely under 300 grams, according to the Tiniest Babies Registry .

World News India confirms MiG 21 shot down, pilot missing
Author: 0 India confirms MiG 21 shot down, pilot missing

The Pakistani foreign office also released a statement saying that the air force "undertook strikes" across the border, known as the Line of Control, on Wednesday - however it did not elaborate on what it meant by "strikes" and did not mention shooting down planes.

World News HHS, DOJ Received Thousands of Abuse Claims from Migrant Minors
Author: 0 HHS, DOJ Received Thousands of Abuse Claims from Migrant Minors

HHS officials say all allegations must be reported to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Child Protective Services and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and all allegations involving adults to local law enforcement. Asher, Senior Adviser Department of Health and Human Services Scott Lloyd, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Commander Jonathan White and Department of Justice Director of Executive Office for Immigration Review James McHenry are sworn-in before the House Judiciary ...

World News Trump extends China tariff deadline, cites progress in talks
Author: 0 Trump extends China tariff deadline, cites progress in talks

He cited progress on "intellectual property protection, technology transfer, agriculture, services, currency, and many other issues". "Glad 2 hear that Pres Trump won't be increasing tariffs on China March 1 but I hope Lighthizer/Trump won't take a half deal as a good deal", tweeted Senator Chuck Grassley, the Republican chairman of the trade and tax-focused Senate Finance Committee.

Author: 0 Wilson-Raybould: I was pushed, got veiled threats on SNC-Lavalin

Wilson-Raybould said she looked Trudeau in the eye and asked him if he was "politically interfering" in her role as attorney general and advised him against doing so. She said that during a September 17 meeting with Trudeau, he asked her "to find a solution" for SNC-Lavalin. They said that they think we should be able to find a more reasonable resolution here.

World News IHC dismisses Nawaz's bail petition in Al-Azizia Steel Mills Reference
Author: 0 IHC dismisses Nawaz's bail petition in Al-Azizia Steel Mills Reference

The decision to shift Sharif to hospital, had been taken on the recommendation of the medical board. No unique circumstances could be proven in Nawaz's case. 'We don't agree with the decision but will accept it out of respect for the courts. we will file an appeal in the Supreme Court, said Khawaja Asif, a former foreign minister and close aide of Sharif.

World News Kushner in Gulf region to seek support for Mideast peace plan
Author: 0 Kushner in Gulf region to seek support for Mideast peace plan

Two senior White House officials said earlier this month that Kushner would not brief diplomats in the region on the "political component". Kushner told Sky News on Monday that his plan would address all "final status" issues, including borders, and require compromises by all sides.

World News Startling video of ice blocks blowing ashore prompts Game of Thrones comparisons
Author: 0 Startling video of ice blocks blowing ashore prompts Game of Thrones comparisons

The police force said that "strong winds" are blowing the ice over Lake Erie's retaining wall on the Niagara River Parkway near Mathers Arch. " Drive with caution ", it said. Winds in Buffalo reached up to 75 miles per hour, causing damage to trees and power lines on Sunday. Those winds were described as "very strong" and "damaging" by the office.

Author: 0 Pakistan Claims Downing of 2 Indian Fighter Jets in Kashmir

Unfortunately, once you have this kind of weapons on both sides and if there is a desperate situation, then a desperate situation will lead to desperate measures . "We have an evacuation plan in place and if need arises we will evacuate people to safer areas", he said. This morning, Pakistan Air Force struck down two Indian fighter jets intruding Pakistani airspace as a response to India's surgical strike.

World News Trump says American hostage reunited with family after release from Yemen
Author: 0 Trump says American hostage reunited with family after release from Yemen

There were no immediate details of the release of Burch, who is in his mid-60s. Taking to Twitter, Trump confirmed that Burch was "reunited" with his family and "recovering". officials said Monday those had been erroneous. "I appreciate the support of the United Arab Emirates in bringing Danny home". The Houthi rebels who reportedly abducted Burch are backed by Iran and now in a civil war that started in 2015.

World News Fat rat rescued after getting its bum wedged in a manhole cover
Author: 0 Fat rat rescued after getting its bum wedged in a manhole cover

The Freiwillige Feuerwehr Auerbach - or Auerbach volunteer fire department - said on its Facebook page that the rescue operation was completed in a short time. Mr Sehr, from the local professional animal rescue in Rhein Neckar, was already there - but could not free the chunky rodent from the top of the manhole cover.

World News Pompeo urges India, Pakistan to exercise restraint and avoid escalation
Author: 0 Pompeo urges India, Pakistan to exercise restraint and avoid escalation

Pakistan had vowed to respond after India triumphantly claimed that it had wiped out a terrorist training camp in... Image copyright Pakistan Information Ministry (ISPR) Image caption Pakistan says the Indian pilot, named as as Wing Commander Abhinandan, is being treated well What happened to the pilot? According to unconfirmed media reports, the PAF military aircraft that shot down the Mig-21 Bison was an Aeronautical Complex/Chengdu Aerospace Corporation (PAC/CAC) JF-17 "Thunder" ...

World News Man 'resurrected' by Pastor Lukau arrested by police
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He said Elliot had quit the job few months before the video of his resurrection by Pastor Lukau went viral. However, Lukau's church says they have been misunderstood, and have been victimised by the event themselves. It echoed Lukau, saying that by the time the vehicle entered its premises, there was already movement inside the coffin. The church further said it did not speak with Elliot or his supposed family prior to their arrival at the church.

World News Two US Navy vessels pass through Taiwan Strait | #AsiaNewsNetwork
Author: 0 Two US Navy vessels pass through Taiwan Strait | #AsiaNewsNetwork

The US Navy's presence will likely be viewed by self-ruled Taiwan as a sign of support from Donald Trump's administration. "The ships' transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. The USS McCampbell, a guided missile destroyer, and the Henry J. Kaiser-class fleet replenishment oiler USNS Walter S. Diehl conducted a similar "freedom of navigation" operation through the Straits in late January.

World News The Deadliest Year Yet for Afghan Civilians
Author: 0 The Deadliest Year Yet for Afghan Civilians

At least 3,804 civilians died a year ago in Afghanistan, while another 7,189 were wounded, UNAMA said in its annual report , stressing that 2018 became the deadliest on record ever since the organization began tallying figures, in 2009.

World News Taliban hopeful on deal amid new round of talks with US
Author: 0 Taliban hopeful on deal amid new round of talks with US

The first breakthrough in the current process happened last July when USA officials gave in to a major Taliban demand-to negotiate directly with them, without the Kabul administration in the room. "Now the work begins in earnest", U.S. Special Representative Khalilzad tweeted . The Taliban and the US have set up working groups to negotiate on the two core issues and Shaheen said the two sides expected them to work on "recommendations and a draft agreement".

Author: 0 Cohen plans scathing testimony about Trump, Russia and Stormy Daniels

The special counsel has mostly focused on what Stone knew about WikiLeaks' plans to release emails stolen from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. Weisselberg was previously granted immunity by the SDNY for cooperation in the investigation into the hush payment. In the text of his planned opening statement before a House of Representatives committee, Cohen calls Trump a "racist", a "conman" and a "cheat" and said he would be handing over documents to support his assertions.

Author: 0 Pell's bail revoked, sentencing set for March 13

Pell, who has been convicted of sexually abusing two choirboys in 1996, is set to be taken into custody for the first time at the conclusion of a County Court pre-sentence hearing on Wednesday. Child abuse survivor Paul Auchettl said the town's strong Catholic ties made it hard to speak out, even as some of its residents succumbed to suicide, self-harm and isolation.

World News School Warns Momo Challenge Is Hacking Peppa Pig And Fortnite
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And if it is SORT IT OUT'. Many people are believed to have self-harmed - and even taken their lives - after being sent disturbing and graphic photographs. "Flagged videos are manually reviewed 24/7 and any videos that don't belong in the app are removed". The boy's shocked mum Lyn Dixon has warned parents about the Momo Challenge, a game which is played via WhatsApp, Facebook and YouTube, and encourages children to harm themselves.

World News Iranian president rejects Foreign Minister Zarif's resignation
Author: 0 Iranian president rejects Foreign Minister Zarif's resignation

Moments after President Hassan Rouhani rejected Zarif's resignation by deeming it against the country's national interests, the foreign minister in an Instagram post on Wednesday morning thanked the Iranian nation's and officials' generous kindness and support during his tenure, especially in the last three hours.

World News Wales has warmest February day on record
Author: 0 Wales has warmest February day on record

It is also the first time a temperature higher than 20C has been recorded in the United Kingdom in winter, the Met Office have said. The scene near Aberystwyth as the temperature exceeded 20C for the first time ever in winter in the UK. The 20.3C at Trawsgoed is also the highest temperature recorded anywhere in the United Kingdom, so far, this year. Wales broke the record this lunchtime at around 12.30pm when the temperature reached 19.3C, before beating its own record when it tipped 20C ...

Author: 0 Egypt: Deaths and injuries in fire at Cairo's main train station

Railway authorities say they are suspending all traffic to and from Ramses station. "I saw at least nine corpses lying on the ground, charred", he added. "Everyone has to know that the life of every Egyptian is valuable to me and to the Egyptian state, and we will not rest until we hold accountable anyone found to be neglectful in their job", the prime minister stressed.

World News Australian Cardinal George Pell Convicted Of Child Sex Abuse
Author: 0 Australian Cardinal George Pell Convicted Of Child Sex Abuse

George Pell's lawyer, Robert Richter, leaves the County Court followed by protestors during a break in Cardinal George Pell's trial at Victorian County Court. His head bowed after the second verdict, but he restored his composure for the final verdicts. "At some point we realise that we trusted someone we should have feared and we fear those genuine relationships that we should trust".

World News May US and DPRK declare end of Korean War?
Author: 0 May US and DPRK declare end of Korean War?

But Vietnam's Foreign Ministry said Monday that Trump is scheduled to land at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on the eve of the talks. North Korean officials were seen visiting and checking the conference and business center at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. While the United States is demanding North Korea give up all of its nuclear and missile programmes, the North wants to see the removal of a US nuclear umbrella for South Korea.

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