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United States raid kills 3 Al-Qaeda leaders in Yemen

It was the first combat casualty of the Trump administration and its first operation in the war-damaged Arabian Peninsula nation against a powerful al-Qaeda branch that has been a frequent target of United States drone strikes. USA helicopter gunships and fighter aircraft provided cover for the raid force, according to another defense official who also spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive details. Read More

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Mexican FM defiant on wall payment

Mexican FM defiant on wall payment

And it said Trump had yet to decide how the US would recoup the costs of his proposed border wall. The import tax plan would "easily" fund the wall, Spicer said. But Trump has insisted that Mexico will pay the cost, either directly or indirectly. Making Mexico pay for it was one of his key election campaign pledges. Read More

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A High-Ranking North Korean Defector Says the Kim Regime's Days Are 'Numbered'

Speaking at length to journalists in Seoul on Wednesday, Thae said his growing disillusionment with the young North Korean leader, who took power in December 2011, reached a tipping point in the a year ago, as Kim set a "fanatical goal" to achieve a reliable long-range nuclear strike capability by 2017, while the United States and South Korea are undergoing political transitions. Read More

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Germany's Gabriel says Merkel's fixation on austerity breeds populism

Germany's Gabriel says Merkel's fixation on austerity breeds populism

Gabriel's decision to step aside for Schultz, whose candidacy is expected be confirmed by the SPD on Sunday, seems to be at least partially grounded in unfavorable opinion poll results. Merkel, 62, announced in November that she would seek a fourth term at the helm of Europe's top economy. Still, if the shakeup improves the party's fortunes, that would open a new front against Merkel, who is already confronting a challenge from the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party over her ... Read More

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Southeast Storms, Tornadoes Leave 20 Dead, Severe Damage Reported

Southeast Storms, Tornadoes Leave 20 Dead, Severe Damage Reported

Strong to severe storms are expected to impact Central Florida Sunday . "Once she saw what was around, it was a blessing", Richardson said. Forecasters issue the weather outlook when they are very confident of a tornado outbreak. "So we'll be helping out the state of Georgia", Trump added. - Officials with the National Weather Service said a band of strong to severe thunderstorms will push across Florida Sunday afternoon into the evening. Read More

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Mexico extradites top drug lord 'El Chapo' to US

US prosecutors have more than 40 witnesses ready to testify against Guzman, Capers told reporters, adding that the eventual trial will likely last "many" weeks. So he is, as it stands if he's convicted of the CCE, he's facing a mandatory life sentence. Guzman arrived in a small jet at Long Island's MacArthur Airport after nightfall on Thursday from a prison in Juarez in the northern state of Chihuahua, where his cartel rules. Read More

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Hawaii unemployment rates drops to 2.9%

Wisconsin's unemployment rate is at the lowest rate it's been since 2001, according to the Department of Workforce Development. Georgia's labor participation rate is up to 62.9 percent, its highest level in more than three years. There were 491,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,947,000 in December. The biggest losses came in professional and business services and government, while trade, transportation and utilities added 2,300 jobs. Read More

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Trump Makes First Gaffe as President, Steals Twitter Photo from Obama

Trump Makes First Gaffe as President, Steals Twitter Photo from Obama

President Barack Obama waves as he walks through the colonnade as he departs the Oval Office for the last time as president, at the White House in Washington, D.C., January 20, 2017 . "As with the healthcare millions of Americans depend on, we expect President Trump to have a science-based replacement in hand to make progress toward confronting the climate crisis threatening our birds and our communities". Read More

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Is North Korea Planning a Long-Range Missile Launch?

Is North Korea Planning a Long-Range Missile Launch?

Pyongyang conducted two underground nuclear tests and tried to fire some two dozen ballistic missiles into the sea previous year. North Korea is believed to have built two missiles, possibly intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and placed them on mobile launchers with the intent to test-fire them in the near future, unnamed South Korean military officials said January 19, Yonhap reported . Read More

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Rouhani orders immediate action on Plasco Building tragedy

Rouhani orders immediate action on Plasco Building tragedy

A fire broke out in the 17-story Plasco building, which opened in 1962 as the Iranian capital's first high-rise tower, about 8 a.m. local time Thursday, when many of its workers had not yet arrived at the site. Firefighters, soldiers and other emergency responders dug through the ruins of Tehran's oldest high-rise, looking for survivors. Live footage aired on the state-run Tasnim news agency showed the incident. Read More

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Gambian President Given Last Chance to Step Aside

Gambian President Given Last Chance to Step Aside

The Ecowas union of West African states said its troops would forcibly remove Mr Jammeh from power unless he agreed to finally hand power to his democratically-elected successor, Adama Barrow. Mauritania's president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, and Guinea's Alpha Condé, as well as the UN's regional chief, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, made a final attempt to persuade Jammeh to go without a fight. Read More

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Seismically vulnerable central Italy once again rocked by tremors

The magnitudes of the quakes varied between 5.3 and 5.7. A deadly quake in August killed almost 300, while no one died in the strong aftershocks in October largely because population centers had already been evacuated. The conviction was overturned only in 2014. Since last August central Italy has felt more than 45,000 aftershocks, which have reshaped more than 230 square miles of land and lowered some areas by up to 28 inches, Italy's National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology ... Read More

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Mother burns daughter alive in 'honour killing'

Her son, Annes, who helped to beat Rafiq before her death, was sentenced to life imprisonment. Defense lawyer Shahid Iqbal said the son had no role in the killing and was wrongly convicted. Dawn reported that emergency rescue service was called in by witnesses who noticed smoke coming out of the family's home. Zeenat's own family refused to claim her body and she was later buried by her husband's family. Read More

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Pulse Shooter's Wife Arrested for Aiding and Abetting, Report Says

Pulse Shooter's Wife Arrested for Aiding and Abetting, Report Says

She is expected to appear before a federal court in Northern California on Tuesday. And she lives in legal limbo, with prosecutors weighing charges that could include lying to the F.B.I. This development follows months of interviews between Salman and authorities regarding how much she knew about her husband's plans. Noor Salman has been taken into custody by Federal Bureau of Investigation officials. Read More

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