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Hamas names new leader

Hamas names new leader

He will succeed Ismail Haniya, who is seen by many observers as the most likely successor to Hamas's current exiled leader Khaled Meshaal. Since his release by Israel in 2011, Sinwar has built up his power in the secretive military wing and is believed to have ordered the execution of a top rival a year ago in a power struggle. Read More

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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits Ghana

Relations between Gambia and the United Kingdom had strained under the leadership of previous leader Yahya Jammeh, who left the Commonwealth deeming it a "neo-colonial institution". However experts point out that numerous current investigations - in the Central African Republic, Uganda, Mali and the Democratic Republic of Congo - were referred to the ICC by the governments of those states. Read More

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Donald Trump used his club's restaurant as a situation room this weekend

Donald Trump used his club's restaurant as a situation room this weekend

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who dined at Mar-a-Lago on Friday, just missed his chance to help craft the response to North Korea. Two of the administration's top officials, including National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and chief strategist Steve Bannon, huddled next to Trump and Abe as they discussed how to respond to the latest provocation from North Korea. Read More

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Hillary Clinton Mocks Trump's Disgraced National Security Advisor

Hillary Clinton Mocks Trump's Disgraced National Security Advisor

At the time he was working for his father in the transition team. Reines also added a Dominos job link, just in case. Retired Army Lieutenant General Flynn resigned on Monday after revelations he had discussed U.S. Flynn was safe but an hour later White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Mr Trump was "evaluating" the situation. "If I, a guy who knows this business, had done a tenth of what she did, I would be in jail today", Flynn says. Read More

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Seven killed in separate Kashmir clashes

Seven killed in separate Kashmir clashes

At least three Pakistani soldiers have been killed by Indian border forces in Kashmir , according to officials in Islamabad, while an equal number of Indian troops and one suspected rebel were gunned down in separate clashes. As many as 11 security personnel including many civilians were injured in the gunfight. On January 15, four militants were killed during the gunbattle while two army jawans were martyred in in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district. Read More

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Sasikala's conviction is triumph of rule of law

Sasikala's conviction is triumph of rule of law

Her loyalist Edappady K Palaniswami was elected as the new Legislature Party Leader following her conviction and she also sacked Panneerselvam from the party's primary membership. Over the past few days the rival camps traded charges and counter-charges with some MPs and MLAs deserting Sasikala. The decision comes as Sasikala is now disqualified from contesting elections for a period of 10 years - four years of her sentence in the case, and a six-year ban. Read More

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Corbyn must improve popularity ratings, says Tom Watson

Corbyn must improve popularity ratings, says Tom Watson

A party source last night denied the succession claims, saying: "In common with all political parties, Labour conducts polling to get a clearer picture of views in different parts of the country". Lord Kinnock, who led Labour between 1983 and 1992, praised Mr Corbyn's appointment of Sir Keir Starmer as the party's Brexit spokesman. He told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday: "He has to explain those and he has to improve on them and he's well aware of that". Read More

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Kim Jong-un's half-brother, Kim Jong-nam, reportedly assassinated

Kim Jong-un's half-brother, Kim Jong-nam, reportedly assassinated

South Korea's National Intelligence Service said in an official statement it "cannot confirm" the news, as did the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Recently, Kim is known to have traveled between Singapore and Malaysia. The women are believed to be North Korean agents but have so far been able to evade a police hunt. In 2012 , he told a Japanese journalist that he expected his brother to "fail" as North Korean leader, and called for economic reforms in his home country. Read More

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Russian lawmakers: Flynn pushed out to hurt Russia-US relations

Russian lawmakers: Flynn pushed out to hurt Russia-US relations

It alleged by some sources that Mr. Flynn advised that Russian Federation keep cool about upcoming sanctions from the Obama Administration as Mr. Trump would ease them once in office. Pence also did work for RT, Russia's state sponsored television network. Slutsky was one of the first Russian politicians sanctioned by Obama in March 2014 just following the Crimea referendum. Read More

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Quiet Regeneration of Euroland to Continue, Say's Commission Report

According to the forecast, Polish economy grew by 2.8 percent past year, mostly to 5.5 percent decline in investments. The Commission said the eurozone's "outlook is surrounded by higher-than-usual uncertainty". The optimism was generated from "better-than-expected performance in the second half of 2016 and a rather robust start into 2017", said the Commission in a statement. Read More

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North Korea Calls New Missile Launch a Success; UN Meeting Set

North Korea Calls New Missile Launch a Success; UN Meeting Set

Just $5 a month. North Korea's last-known missile activity was a reported ejection test of its KN-11 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) in December - a test that Pyongyang did not publicize. Direction of national security affairs in Washington, the us relationship with China, and potential explosiveness in the region are very much in the air at this point, and understanding between these two leaders can only serve a useful objective. Read More

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Why Did Michael Flynn Resign? His Talks With Russia Raised Questions

Why Did Michael Flynn Resign? His Talks With Russia Raised Questions

Initially, the White House had denied this . "We are contemplating new and additional actions ... to ensure our immigration system is not vehicles for terrorists", said Miller, who was instrumental in crafting former Alabama Sen. A US official said Flynn was in frequent contact with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on the day that President Barack Obama's administration slapped sanctions on Russian Federation for election-related hacking, as well as at other times during the transition. Read More

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Shiv Sena threatens to sever ties with BJP yet again

Shiv Sena threatens to sever ties with BJP yet again

An official from BMC's election department said, "We are tracking social media handles of candidates at random". This is the third time that the Shiv Sena has threatened to pull the plug on the alliance with the BJP. In a bid to lay bare the pretensions of the BJP government in the state, Uddhav has pointed out that the metro rail and other projects were not the BJP's plans for the city. Read More

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UKIP leader Paul Nuttall moves from Stoke house for 'safety'

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall moves from Stoke house for 'safety'

The poll, carried out for The Times , puts the Tories on 40 per cent, 16 points ahead of Labour on 24 per cent, with Ukip closing the gap to just 10 points behind Labour on 14 per cent. Mr Corbyn is planning to visit Stoke at the weekend but it is understood the party leader has no plans to campaign in Copeland. John Bickley, who is also the party's treasurer, re-tweeted a cartoon with the words "If you want a jihadi for a neighbour - vote Labour" to his 4,400 followers. Read More

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North Korea ballistic missile test sparks condemnation

North Korea ballistic missile test sparks condemnation

The timing of the launch may well have been specifically meant to occur during a visit to the United States by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , who was meeting with U.S. He said Beijing "has been striving for a settlement of the Korean Peninsula issue by proactively engaging in mediation and promoting peace talks". North Korea watchers have been on alert for a possible intercontinental ballistic missile test. Read More

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That Phonecall: Trump And Zuma Talk

That Phonecall: Trump And Zuma Talk

Despite their boss being well down the pecking order, Zuma's spin doctors didn't miss the opportunity to distribute an official notification of the call, made "at the request of President Trump". According to the White House schedule, Trump will talk with Buhari at 1445 UTC, followed by a call with South African President Jacob Zuma at 1510 UTC. Read More

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North Korea is starting to back up its military bluster

North Korea is starting to back up its military bluster

It was reportedly going to raise serious worries in many world capitals that Pyongyang has moved another step closer to its goal of a nuclear-armed missile that could one day strike the US mainland. The US, Japan and South Korea requested urgent UN Security Council consultations on the test. A meeting was expected Monday afternoon. South Korean military officials say North Korea fired a ballistic missile into its eastern sea early on February 12, with Seoul and the US military saying they ... Read More

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Bushfires destroy 30 houses in Australia

Shane Fitzsimmons, commissioner of the Rural Fire Service, told BBC News that the blaze, dubbed Sir Ivan, had an active fire edge of about 200km and had burned through 50,000 hectares near Dunedoo. Temperatures climbed above 45 deg C in some parts. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull praised the work of emergency workers, the majority of whom are volunteers. Read More

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Paris Jackson's subtle tribute to dad

Paris Jackson's subtle tribute to dad

Then shouted out with a raised fist, "Hashtag NoDAPL". "I was really nervous and I made eye contact with Beyoncé who was like in the first row and I like nearly peed myself, I was so excited and then I like couldn't think of what to say", she told Ryan Seacrest during E!'s Live From the Red Carpet . Read More

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Why elder siblings are smarter decoded

But new research out of the University of Edinburgh asks what many families have long pondered - and it turns out that the answer is more complicated than you might think. Researchers in Scotland tested 5,000 children every two years until they turned 14 years old. "Our results suggests that broad shifts in parental behavior are a plausible explanation for the observed birth order differences in education and labor market outcomes", Ana Nuevo-Chiquero, of the University of Edinburgh School ... Read More

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Lopez kicks France to 22-16 win against Scotland

Lopez kicks France to 22-16 win against Scotland

However, the Scotland defence stood firm against the onslaught and the difference proved to be two penalties in the final nine minutes from Camille Lopez , who took his tally to 17 points. "We are under no illusions, we need to be on top of our game to get anything out of it". "There is frustration and we'll use that frustration to kick off next week's training", said Cotter. Read More

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