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Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro declared a ‘usurper’ by opposition-led congress

[ad_1] Venezuela's opposition-run congress on Tuesday formally declared President Nicolas Maduro a "usurper" whose actions would be considered null and void, after he was sworn in last week for a disputed second term.Maduro was inaugurated on Jan. 10 under an avalanche of criticism that his leadership was illegitimate following a 2018 election widely viewed as fraudulent.The United States and many Latin American nations say Maduro has become a dictator whose
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World’s first robot hotel makes android staff redundant as they ‘annoy guests’

[ad_1] The world's first robot hotel has ditched half its 243 android staff - as they do not work as well as humans. The Henn-na Hotel in Japan - translated as Strange Hotel - found that robots annoyed the guests and would often break down. Guests complained their robot room assistants thought snoring were commands and would wake then up repeatedly during the night Meanwhile the robot at the front
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Theresa May lost her vote on Brexit — here’s what happens now

[ad_1] There are some, particularly those from opposition parties, who believe a fresh negotiation between the EU and U.K. is still possible. Britain and Northern Ireland are set to leave the European Union in less than three months and so any attempt at major surgery to the existing deal would likely require more time. That would mean an extension of Article 50 which is the legal means by which a
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Cotton Seed Sprouts In China’s Lunar Lander : NPR

[ad_1] The China National Space Administration's lunar lander, seen on Jan. 11. China National Space Administration/Xinhua News Agency/AP hide caption toggle caption China National Space Administration/Xinhua News Agency/AP The China National Space Administration's lunar lander, seen on Jan. 11. China National Space Administration/Xinhua News Agency/AP A hint of a cotton plant is growing on the moon, inside China's lunar lander, scientists in China say. Photos released on Tuesday by Chongqing
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Saudi teen says wants to work for freedom for women

[ad_1] Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun makes a public statement in Toronto, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. The Saudi teen whose flight from her family captured global attention says she intends to fight for the freedom of women around the world. The 18-year-old ran from her family, whom she alleged was abusive and trying to force her into an arranged marriage. (Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press via AP) (Associated Press) TORONTO — A Saudi
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Brexit bedlam: Parliament sinks PM May’s EU divorce deal by 230 votes

[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin on Tuesday, triggering political upheaval that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU or even to a reversal of the 2016 decision to leave. Prime Minister Theresa May sits down in Parliament after the vote on May's Brexit deal, in London, Britain, January 15, 2019 in this screengrab taken from
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William Barr says he would not fire Mueller without good cause – live | US news

[ad_1] As Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi refuse to negotiate, President Donald J. Trump and his team are working hard to find solutions to solve the humanitarian and national security crisis at the border and reopen the government. The President has a proposal on the table that includes additional technology at ports of entry, allows minors from Central America to seek asylum in their home country, and physical barriers between
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Zimbabweans say social media blocked in wake of violent protests

[ad_1] Users said Whatsapp, Facebook and other internet messaging services were inaccessible and journalists using VPN internet connections early Tuesday said they lost those connections later in the day. CNN has contacted Zimbabwe's government for comment on the apparent shutdown, but did not immediately receive a response.On Monday security forces using tear gas battled protesters in the country's capital, Harare, and in the southwestern city of Bulawayo. The protests began
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Justice served on internet gambling

[ad_1] The Justice Department issued a legal opinion Monday that will provide one more tool for parents to control their teens’ online activity. It might also help the high number of poor people in the United States who lose money on interstate lottery contests. The 23-page opinion simply states that a 1961 federal law, called the Wire Act, does indeed prohibit all internet gambling across state lines.That opinion reverses one
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A Translator And Adviser For The German Military Has Been Arrested On Suspicion Of Spying For Iran

[ad_1] BERLIN — A linguist and adviser for the German armed forces has been arrested on suspicion of spying for Iran, prosecutors announced Tuesday.The 50-year-old man, identified only as Abdul Hamid S. under German privacy law, is a dual German-Afghan citizen. He is suspected of passing on information to an Iranian intelligence service.The arrest comes as tensions between the European Union and the Iranian government escalate over the latter’s increasingly
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Why thousands of Los Angeles teachers are striking

[ad_1] Thousands of teachers are striking in Los Angeles demanding more support staff, smaller class sizes and better pay. The strike comes after almost two years of negotiations with the Los Angeles Unified School District who say they are 'committed' to supporting teachers as much as they can.Schools are currently being staffed with substitute teachers. It is unknown long the strike will last. [ad_2] Source link
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Canadians Spent $1.6 Billion on Legal Weed in 2018 : worldnews

[ad_1] People shouldnt have to smoke to be content.You can be content before you smoke, there's no reason that someone has to be discontented to smoke weed. Enough people grab a casual beer not because they're discontented but because they like the taste of beer, and as long as it doesn't actively hinder their life, why care? Next thing you're going to rail on every drink that isn't water because
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Galvin: Ruling on citizenship question helps Massachusetts

[ad_1] BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts officials are applauding a ruling by a federal judge in New York blocking the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship status to the 2020 census. Secretary of State William Galvin says the citizenship question could result in a “significant undercount” of immigrants living in Massachusetts. The Democrat says that in turn could mean a loss of federal aid to Massachusetts cities and even
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Pound volatile as MPs vote in Commons on May’s Brexit deal

[ad_1] The Brexit-hit pound is enduring further volatility as MPs prepare to reject Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement with Brussels. Sterling was trading up to 1.3% lower versus the dollar on the day as the clock ticked down to the vote - with traders citing the likelihood of further uncertainty resulting from Tuesday's parliamentary theatre.:: LIVE: PM May faces prospect of huge Brexit defeat The UK currency traded briefly just below
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Playful pup can’t get enough of the snow Video

[ad_1] Now Playing: Playful pup can't get enough of the snow Now Playing: River of chocolate blocks traffic on highway after tanker overturns: Authorities Now Playing: Surfer, dolphins ride together off California coast Now Playing: Polar bear mom cuddles her cub Now Playing: Moose on the loose wanders into Alaska hospital Now Playing: Police send condolences to officers mourning burned Krispy Kreme truck Now Playing: Bald eagle lands on football
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Spanish toddler in well: Rescuers struggle trapped child in Spanish well

[ad_1] Rescuers in southern Spain are digging a horizontal tunnel in an attempt to reach the bottom of a deep and narrow well where they hope to find a 2-year-old toddler, two days after he disappeared. The 330-feet-deep shaft is too narrow for an adult to enter. It was bored last month during water prospection works and was left unmarked. Maria Gamez, Spain's top official in the Malaga province, said
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Attorney general nominee William Barr says he ‘will not be bullied’ in a Trump White House

[ad_1] U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, William Barr, told lawmakers on Tuesday he would protect a federal probe into Russian election meddling from political pressure, stressing he would bring independence to the job and not shy away from breaking ranks with the administration."I will not be bullied into doing anything that I think is wrong — by anybody, whether it be editorial boards or Congress or the president.
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Inside decaying ghost spa that once served as retreat for Soviet elite

[ad_1] Haunting photos show the crumbling buildings that once served as Soviet-era spa resorts. In the 1920s, Tskaltubo in west-central Georgia was a thriving spa town famous for its thermal springs. The 'waters of immortality' bubbling up from the ground were believed to possess healing properties for more than a thousand years. As part of a mandatory state-funded programme, citizens were even given vouchers to visit the spas. By the
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The Fed’s Esther George indicates it’s time for a pause from rate hikes

[ad_1] The Federal Reserve likely will need to pause before implementing further rate hikes as it assesses the economy's direction and the impact of its previous policy moves, Kansas City Fed President Esther George said Tuesday. "A pause in the normalization process would give us time to assess if the economy is responding as expected with a slowing of growth to a pace that is sustainable over the longer run,"
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Laurent Gbagbo, Former Ivory Coast Leader, Is Acquitted Of War Crimes : NPR

[ad_1] Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo enters the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, on Tuesday, where judges dropped the charges against him. Peter Dejong/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Peter Dejong/AFP/Getty Images Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo enters the courtroom of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, on Tuesday, where judges dropped the charges against him. Peter Dejong/AFP/Getty Images A panel
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Brexit vote: Britain is on tenterhooks as it awaits result of historic day in Parliament

[ad_1] Karla Adam London correspondent covering the United Kingdom January 15 at 1:06 PM LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May stood almost alone on Tuesday, as many in her own party prepared to abandon their leader and reject her unloved Brexit deal — leaving Britain’s future relationship with the European Union unclear. With Tory vote-counters predicting a humiliating defeat in a momentous vote in the House of Commons on Tuesday
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China condemns Trudeau’s remarks about Canadian’s death sentence

[ad_1] BEIJING (Reuters) - China denounced Canada on Tuesday for “irresponsible” remarks after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused it of “arbitrarily” sentencing a Canadian to death for drug smuggling, aggravating already icy relations. The countries have been at odds since early December, when Canadian police arrested Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], on a U.S. extradition request as part of an investigation into suspected
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Juliet and friends found for Romeo the lonely water frog | Environment

[ad_1] For 10 years, Romeo, the last known Sehuencas water frog on the planet, led a solitary life in a conservation centre in Bolivia. Now scientists have found him a Juliet. The adult female was among five frogs found on an expedition into Bolivia’s cloud forest. The $25,000 search was funded by donations gathered after Romeo’s keepers posted a lonely hearts profile on the dating website Match.com on Valentine’s Day
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Nairobi DusitD2 hotel: Police battle gunmen at upscale complex in Kenya capital

[ad_1] Heavy gunfire and an explosion sent people running for their lives from the complex in an affluent neighborhood in the Kenyan capital. Footage from the scene showed armed officers escorting office workers and several injured people to safety as the sound of shots rang out. Cars in the compound could be seen aflame as a helicopter flew overhead. The assailants are still holed up inside the DusitD2 hotel inside
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Alternative For Germany Party To Face Probe Into Suspected Extremism

[ad_1] Germany’s domestic intelligence agency announced Tuesday that it is stepping up its scrutiny of the far-right Alternative for Germany party (AfD), examining whether the party has crossed the line into extremism forbidden by the country’s post-World War II constitution.The agency, known as the Constitutional Protection Office, announced that it will conduct a preliminary evaluation into the whole of the party’s operations nationwide. It is scrutinizing the federal party as
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Migrant caravan: Hundreds of Hondurans set off on new trek

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of Hondurans, including families with young children, have left on a new trek towards the US Hundreds of Hondurans have set off on a new migrant caravan towards the United States.An estimated 500 left early on Tuesday from the bus terminal in the crime-ridden Honduran city of San Pedro Sula.Another group of about 300 set off a few hours later. It comes as
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Astronomers speak out against a Russian startup that wants to fill the night sky with orbiting billboards. : worldnews

[ad_1] I completely agree, especially with point 3! Trash is the perfect way to describe an orbiting billboard. It needlessly makes it more difficult to utilize and explore space. And since we're just really getting started in space, we don't want to handicap ourselves already.Launching art projects like this with no commercial, scientific, or national security value seems unwise,” adds [Patrick Seitzer, an astronomy professor at the University of Michigan
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WikiLeaks takes on The Guardian for alleging ties to Paul Manafort: ‘Legal action will now commence’

[ad_1] Bolstered by online donors front the money for legal costs, WikiLeaks on Monday announced its plans to pursue a lawsuit against The Guardian newspaper over an article that alleged the antisecrecy group had ties to President Trump’s former election campaign manager, Paul Manafort. “WikiLeaks fund to sue the Guardian for publishing fabricated front page stories has hit $50,000. Thanks to all 1270 donors so far. Legal action will now
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CERN plans even larger Large Hadron Collider to find more ‘God particles’

[ad_1] CERN has unveiled plans for an even larger Large Hadron Collider, with a 100km (62-mile) circumference - about four times longer than the current machine. The Future Circular Collider (FCC) will be almost 10 times more powerful than the current machine too.CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) said the FCC, which should be in use by 2040, would "significantly expand our knowledge of matter and the universe".More than 1,300
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New migrant caravan sets out from Honduras for US

[ad_1] Hundreds of Honduran migrants trekked out of a bus station in a violent northern city on Tuesday to join a new caravan of people hoping to reach Mexico or the United States. The first groups left San Pedro Sula's bus station Monday night, with many women and children boarding buses for the Guatemalan border while others started walking and hitchhiking west under a steady rain. Groups continued to depart
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Antarctica ice melting: Antarctic ice sheet is melting faster, raising risk of sea level rise, study finds

[ad_1] In the "the longest-ever assessment" of Antarctica's ice mass, scientists are reporting a rapid increase in melting — a six-fold increase in yearly Antarctic ice mass loss between 1979 and 2017. The study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was a collaborative effort by glaciologists from the University of California, Irvine, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Netherlands' Utrecht University."We are on a path
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Emmanuel Macron launches ‘grand debate’ tour in response to France’s yellow vest protests

[ad_1] French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday encouraged people to express their grievances and propose changes to the country's economy during a "grand debate" aimed at appeasing the yellow vest movement, following weeks of anti-government protests.Macron formally launched a three-month national debate during a meeting with about 600 mayors and local officials in Grand Bourgtheroulde, a small town in the region of Normandy. He said he was there to hear the
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Boy, 14, faces lashing and 30 years behind bars for getting sister, 16, pregnant

[ad_1] A 14-year-old schoolboy is facing a lashing and 30 years behind bars after getting his teenage sister pregnant. His 16-year-old sibling gave birth to a baby girl in the toilet of their family home in Malaysia. A court heard the teen didn't know she was pregnant until she delivered the infant in the north-western state of Perak. The baby suffered head injuries when she fell into the ceramic toilet
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Who is going to Davos this year?

[ad_1] Thousands of business, political and cultural leaders from all over the world will return to the snowy mountains of Davos, Switzerland next week to discuss the latest global issues.The main theme of this year's World Economic Forum (WEF) is "Globalization 4.0: Shaping a New Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution."The annual gathering of the rich and powerful is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 22, and
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Future Of Theresa May’s Brexit Deal, And Brexit Itself, Hinges On Pivotal Vote : NPR

[ad_1] Demonstrators, both for and against Brexit, present their placards and flags Monday outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images Demonstrators, both for and against Brexit, present their placards and flags Monday outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images Once more, the U.K. has arrived at a difficult fork in the road. Down one path is the
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Nairobi al-Shabab attack: Dusit D2 hotel under fire despite security measures in Kenya

[ad_1] For decades, Kenyan authorities have struggled to contain the threat of extremism in the East African nation. And on Tuesday morning, the militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for another attack there, this time on a hotel and office complex in the upscale Westlands neighborhood in Nairobi. As gunfire rocked the DusitD2 hotel, the group told Al Jazeera that it is “currently conducting an operation in Nairobi.” As The Washington
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German spies to launch anti-extremism probe into far-right opposition

[ad_1] BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s domestic spy agency will investigate Alternative for Germany (AfD) to see whether the anti-immigrant party’s policies breach constitutional safeguards against extremism, its chief said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Supporters of the Anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) walk during a protest in Berlin, Germany May 27, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal HanschkeThe BfV has classified Germany’s main opposition party as a “case to investigate”, domestic intelligence chief Thomas
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Updated UK child citizenship ‘good character’ test still poor, say campaigners | UK news

[ad_1] The government has updated its guidance on how the “good character” requirement should be applied to children, but campaigners say the move does not go far enough and are calling for it to be scrapped entirely for child citizenship applications. Campaigners have previously criticised the guidelines for failing to differentiate between young people who have grown up in the UK and want to register as British citizens, and adult
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Brexit vote: Decision day for Theresa May’s deal as UK Parliament holds key vote

[ad_1] They will either vote to support Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, negotiated with the European Union, and set the country on its final road to leaving the EU on March 29. Or they will vote against it, leaving the UK Parliament, and the country, in the state of limbo it has inhabited for two-and-a-half years.By every calculation and prediction, May will lose the vote. Her ruling Conservative Party
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cinema in the service of politics

[ad_1] The Iranian film “Damascus Time” is an action-packed story of heroes and villains filled, Hollywood-blockbuster-style, with dramatic surprises and explosions.It’s also loaded with a not-so-subtle political message that steps deeply into Iran’s debate about its military role in Syria.The movie tells the tale of two pilots with Iranian forces fighting Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists in Syria and “defending” Shiite shrines. Flying a military transport plane out of the besieged
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A Hotel In Nairobi Is Under Attack

[ad_1] NAIROBI — Police in Kenya have said that a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi is under attack, following reports of gunfire and explosions. The the area around the 14 Riverside complex in the nation's capital had been cordoned off. There is no word on casualties and the incident is ongoing.Speaking at a press conference, Kenya's Inspector General Joseph Boinnet confirmed the incident was being treated as a terror attack.
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Spanish city protests against ‘too friendly’ devil sculpture

[ad_1] Image copyright City of Segovia Image caption A mock-up of the sculpture, which has yet to be installed A planned sculpture of Satan in the Spanish city of Segovia has been criticised for being too jolly.The bronze statue was created as a tribute to a local legend, which says that the devil was tricked into building the city's famous aqueduct.But residents say that the devil - who is smiling
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A French court on Tuesday struck down market approval for the controversial weed-killer Roundup, saying regulators had failed to take safety concerns into account when clearing the widely used herbicide. Roundup, contains glyphosate which critics have long believed causes cancer : worldnews

[ad_1] This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 58%. (I'm a bot)A French court on Tuesday struck down market approval for the controversial weed-killer Roundup, saying regulators had failed to take safety concerns into account when clearing the widely used herbicide.An administrative tribunal in Lyon, southeast France, said Tuesday that the national ANSES food and environmental safety agency should have given more weight to potential safety
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A look at large-scale extremist attacks in Kenya

[ad_1] NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Here is a look at large-scale extremist attacks in Kenya over the years: ___ WESTGATE MALL, SEPT. 2013 Al-Shabab fighters burst into a luxury shopping mall in Nairobi, hurling grenades and starting a days-long siege that left 67 people dead. The assault on a sunny weekend afternoon horrified the world and exposed weaknesses in Kenya’s security forces after it took them hours to respond. ___
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‘Scores hurt’ amid explosions and gunfire at luxury Nairobi hotel

[ad_1] Witnesses have reported explosions and heavy gunfire at a hotel complex in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. The suspected terror attack is unfolding at the complex, which houses a large hotel known as DusitD2, along with several banks and offices.Police are said to be exchanging gunfire with the attackers in the operation.At least one officer in bomb disposal gear has been seen at the complex as well as an unexploded
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German intelligence puts far-right party under more scrutiny

[ad_1] Germany's domestic intelligence agency said Tuesday it was putting the far-right Alternative for Germany party under heightened scrutiny amid concerns it is flirting with extremism. The domestic intelligence service BfV plans to examine public comments by Alternative for Germany members and the party's links to extremist groups, but stopped short of putting it under covert surveillance, agency President Thomas Haldenwang told reporters. The party's youth wing and a party
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Kenya terror attack: Al-Shabab claims attack on Nairobi’s DusitD2 hotel in today – Live updates

[ad_1] Cars are seen on fire at the scene where explosions and gunshots were heard at the Dusit hotel compound, in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 15, 2019. REUTERS Nairobi, Kenya -- An upscale hotel complex in Kenya's capital came under attack on Tuesday, with a blast and heavy gunfire. Witnesses and police at the scene called it a terror attack, and the Somalia-based, al Qaeda-linked terror group al-Shabab claimed responsibility, saying
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Chinese politicians, not judges, may determine fate of Canadian sentenced to die

[ad_1] In theory, it should be up to China's top court to decide whether a B.C. man should be sentenced to death after being found guilty of drug smuggling. But it's in the political realm where his ultimate fate may be determined.And it's the Chinese government that may also decide how long Robert Schellenberg's case will wind its way through China's judicial system.According to China's Criminal Procedure Law, an execution should be
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As Jayme Closs is found alive – this is Elizabeth Smart’s incredible kidnap story

[ad_1] When news came through that missing teenager Jayme Closs had finally been found safe and sound, a fearful America breathed a collective sigh of relief. And it brought back memories of another search for a kidnapped teen which also captivated the nation - and ended happily - 17 years earlier. Thirteen-year-old Jayme was found last Thursday after she escaped a man who police say killed her parents before abducting
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China condemns Trudeau’s remarks about Canadian’s death sentence

[ad_1] Lars Hagberg | AFP | Getty Images Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during the State dinner with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, September 22, 2016. China denounced Canada on Tuesday for "irresponsible" remarks after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused it of "arbitrarily" sentencing a Canadian to death for drug smuggling, aggravating already icy relations. The two countries have been at