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Posted: Mon-Jan-2020



A chauffeur who for years drove President Trump’s family and staff in Florida has been detained under the president’s immigration crackdown.

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Coronavirus death toll in China rises to at least 106
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China reported 25 more deaths in its coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday, bringing the death toll to at least 106.

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Republicans under pressure to call John Bolton to testify at Senate impeachment trial
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U.S. President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in the Senate came under renewed pressure on Monday to allow witnesses in his impeachment trial, while his defence team largely ignored disclosures from a former White House adviser.

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75 years after Auschwitz liberation, anti-Semitism on the rise in Germany
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As the world remembers more than a million people who died at Auschwitz, the vast majority of them Jews, a survey conducted for the World Jewish Congress says one in four Germans harbours some form of anti-Semitic belief.

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At least 8 killed after fire, explosions at Alabama marina
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A massive fire that killed at least eight people and destroyed dozens of boats in an Alabama marina early Monday was spread so rapidly by the wind that "we didn't have time to do nothing," said one resident who survived but lost his brother in the cold water.

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China's coronavirus quarantine like using an 'atomic bomb' to deal with outbreak, expert says
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While China's response to the new coronavirus outbreak is being praised in comparison to its handling of the SARS epidemic, some are suggesting officials may have gone too far by ordering a quarantine of the city of Wuhan.

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U.S. military aircraft crashes in eastern Afghanistan
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A U.S. military aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, an American official says, adding there were no indications so far it'd been brought down by enemy fire.

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Impeachment outcome is a foregone conclusion, but how Trump's defence tackles Biden could sway voters
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was not central to the brief opening arguments of the defence in the impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump, but he is sure to come up this week. How the defence team paints the former vice-president could prove consequential in the November election.

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Coronavirus: Countries that are evacuating nationals from China's virus areas
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Countries around the world are planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and private citizens from Chinese areas hit by the new coronavirus, which is spreading quickly.

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Kobe Bryant will be inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame this year, report says
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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is bypassing the normal election process and making the late Kobe Bryant the first inductee of the 2020 class, The Athletic reported Monday.

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Migrants at Libya camp prevented from leaving between deadly airstrikes, report claims
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The United Nations revealed on Monday chilling new details about an airstrike that smashed into a migrant detention centre in Libya, killing at least 50 people.

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Nighttime attack on U.S. Embassy in Baghdad injures 1
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A top U.S. commander says mortars were used in an attack on the American embassy in Baghdad that injured one person and caused some material damage Sunday night, not katyusha rockets as was initially reported by staffers and a statement from the military.

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Democrats demand Bolton testify in wake of 'explosive' details about Trump-Ukraine affair
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The stakes over witness testimony at U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial are rising now that a draft of a book from former national security adviser John Bolton appears to undercut a key defence argument: that Trump never conditioned military aid to Ukraine on investigations into his political rival Joe Biden.

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Grenfell Tower fire inquiry focuses on combustible cladding
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A public inquiry into the 2017 fire at London's Grenfell Tower, which killed 72 people, began to zero in on Monday on how the densely populated social housing block was allowed to become a tinder box and who was to blame.

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Canadian Forces sending plane, crew to help fight Australia wildfires
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The plane and crew are to transport fire retardant from the U.S., free up Australian airlift capacity and take images of fires from the air to measure them and predict how they might spread.

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In China, people wonder how open government is being over coronavirus
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The 2003 SARS outbreak left 44 Canadians dead, but it wasn’t documented on social media. That’s because Facebook, Twitter and YouTube didn’t exist back then.

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Turkish teams hunt for quake survivors as death toll hits 38
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Working against the clock in freezing temperatures, Turkish rescue teams pulled more survivors from collapsed buildings Sunday, after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit the country's east.

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How 3D holograms and AI are preserving Holocaust survivors' stories
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Canadian Max Eisen has had his memories of what happened to him and his family during the Holocaust archived using an interactive system powered by artificial intelligence.

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In opening impeachment argument, Trump lawyers say Democrats want to overturn 2016 vote
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Lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump are presenting arguments today at the Senate impeachment trial. They will rebut the last three days of accusations from Democrats that he abused his power and obstructed Congress.

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Rockets fired at U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraqi PM condemns attack
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Five Katyusha rockets crashed into a riverbank near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone without causing any injuries or serious damage, a statement from U.S. Joint Operations Command said.

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Iraqi security forces clash with protesters in Baghdad, other cities
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Iraqi security forces firing tear gas and live bullets clashed with anti-government protesters in central Baghdad and other cities on Sunday.

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Misinformation About The Coronavirus Is Spreading Online
Hoaxes about the new coronavirus strain are popping up, complicating health officials' efforts to get the truth out about the still-mysterious illness. ... read more


China Extends Holiday To Contain Virus As Death Toll Rises
China is making increasingly drastic efforts to stop the spread of the virus, which has killed at least 80 and sickened more than 2,700. ... read more


Multiple Rockets Crash Near U.S. Embassy In Baghdad Amid Anti-Government Protests
Hundreds of anti-government demonstrators flooded the streets of Baghdad and Iraq's southern provinces on Sunday. ... read more


Nearly 2,000 In China Now Infected With Coronavirus; 56 Dead
China has put Wuhan, a city of 11 million people, on virtual lockdown. ... read more


Ugandan Climate Activist Vanessa Nakate Addresses Being Cropped Out Of Davos Photo
“Does that mean I have no value as an African activist?" she asked, after a news organization published a photo of only white activists, including Greta Thunberg. ... read more


China Reports Over 1,280 Coronavirus Cases, Death Toll At 41
The virus that originated in Wuhan is dimming Lunar New Years celebrations across China. ... read more


Thousands Rally In Baghdad To Demand U.S. Troops Leave Iraq
The "million-man" march was called for by an influential Shiite cleric, though their numbers fell short of a million. ... read more


China Building A Hospital To Treat Virus, Expands Lockdowns To 10 Cities
On the eve of the Lunar New Year, transportation was shut down in at least 10 cities with a total of about 33 million people as China fights the coronavirus. ... read more


'From Heartbreak Comes Hope': Koala Rescuers Share Moving Recovery Stories
As scores of koalas battle to recover from Australia's destructive fires, hopeful stories of survivors are emerging. ... read more


WHO Says China's Coronavirus Is Not A Global Health Emergency
The decision follows three Chinese cities being placed on lockdown in order to prevent the virus from spreading. ... read more


China Locks Down Cities At Epicenter Of Coronavirus Outbreak
Health authorities fear the transmission rate will accelerate as hundreds of millions of Chinese travel for the Lunar New Year holidays. ... read more


China Halts Transportation Out Of Wuhan To Stop Spread Of Coronavirus
Cases of the infectious respiratory disease have been reported in China, the U.S., Thailand, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. ... read more


U.N. Experts: Saudi Crown Prince Likely Involved In Hacking Of Jeff Bezos' Phone
The U.N. is calling for an “immediate investigation” by the United States into the incident. ... read more


Saudi Embassy Denies Alarming Reports That Crown Prince Hacked Jeff Bezos
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman allegedly personally hacked into the phone of the Washington Post owner in 2018, according to media reports. ... read more


Iran Acknowledges 2 Russian-Made Missiles Targeted Ukraine Jet
Iran released a new preliminary report on the crash of the Ukraine International Airways plane, which killed 176 people. ... read more


The Man (And The Mission) Behind Trump’s Clash With Venezuela
Ousting Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro is Trump's dream and NSC official Mauricio Claver-Carone is eager to make it come true. ... read more


Pig Bungee Jumping Stunt In China Prompts Global Outcry
The cruel PR grab at Meixin Red Wine Town, a theme park, drew outrage in China as well as abroad. ... read more


Migrants Going To U.S. Clash With Mexican Forces At Guatemala Border
Hundreds of migrants crossed the Suchiate River into Mexico in a new test of U.S. President Donald Trump's strategy to block them from entering the country. ... read more


Violence Escalates In Beirut As Anti-Government Protesters Clash With Security Forces
The clashes in Lebanon took place amid a rapidly worsening financial crisis and an ongoing impasse over the formation of a new government. ... read more


China Reports 17 New Cases Of Deadly SARS-Like Virus Ahead Of Lunar New Year Holiday
Some airports, including three in the U.S., have begun screening airline passengers from central China, where the coronavirus appears to have originated. ... read more


Auschwitz 75 years on: Holocaust Day prompts new anti-Semitism warnings
World leaders warn of resurgent hatred, 75 years after the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp was liberated. ... read more


Belgium's ex-King Albert II admits fathering child after DNA test
Albert II has admitted he has a fourth child after years of fighting the paternity claim. ... read more


German police probe Nazi-style beer brand
A beer with a label stating "German Reich Brewery" sells out in a store in eastern Germany. ... read more


Italy's far-right Salvini fails to gain foothold in key regional election
Matteo Salvini had hoped to depose the left in Emilia-Romagna and force snap elections. ... read more


Dos Santos: Whistleblower named a Football Leaks author
Man behind football revelations named a Luanda Leaks whistleblower about Africa's richest woman. ... read more


Coronavirus fears hit global shares and oil price
Worries over the virus' spread hit financial markets, with stocks from Wall Street to Tokyo down. ... read more


Varadkar: EU will have stronger team in trade talks with UK
The Irish PM says it will be "difficult" to reach a deal this year, but Boris Johnson is bullish. ... read more


Photos from families ripped apart by the Holocaust
Jewish survivors use family photos to describe their relatives murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz. ... read more


'I was 90% dead': Henri's story of surviving Auschwitz
Henri Kichka lost his family in the Nazi death camp, but lived on to tell his own story of survival. ... read more


Auschwitz: How death camp became centre of Nazi Holocaust
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Auschwitz: Searching for traces of my grandfather
Meijer Nieweg was murdered in August 1942. It has taken decades for details of his death to emerge. ... read more


Three women who were part of a quiet resistance against the Nazis in Berlin
The three were part of a quiet resistance against the Nazis in Second World War Berlin. ... read more


Brexit: Tears and relief as the UK's MEPs bid farewell
It's been a "grim" last week for some but others are "delighted" to be leaving the European Parliament. ... read more


The tiger ‘gift’ that horrified Polish rescuers
Tigers recovering from a nightmare journey could have ended up as Asian ‘medicine’ ... read more


Coronavirus: How worried should we be?
Hundreds of people people have been infected with a newly-discovered virus. ... read more


Climate Change: Tough questions at first UK assembly
Members of the public from a range of backgrounds gather for the UK's first climate change assembly. ... read more


Irish general election: Issues at the heart of Irish election campaign
For the first time since Irish independence, a general election will be held on a Saturday. ... read more


Auschwitz survivor: Playing the cello saved my life
Anita Lasker-Wallfisch's musical talent saved her from the gas chambers at Auschwitz. ... read more


Returning to Auschwitz after 75 years
Chaya Frish was 20 years old when she was taken to Auschwitz on a train from Hungary. ... read more


Auschwitz survivor recalls his ordeal in the camp
Henri Kichka lost his family in Auschwitz but lived to tell his own story of survival. ... read more


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Bolton pits Trump against Senate GOP's majority
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Romney, Collins say Bolton report strengthens case for witnesses, makes them increasingly likely
At least four Republicans would need to support Democrats' call for testimony in a vote expected this week. ... read more


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'He knew he was the best': A view of Kobe Bryant from his childhood home in Italy
"It was immediately clear he was from another planet, a cut above us all," said Davide Giudici, a longtime friend and a former teammate. ... read more


NBA postpones Lakers-Clippers game after Kobe Bryant's death
The league said it made the decision "out of respect for the Lakers organization, which is deeply grieving." ... read more


Washington Post suspends reporter after Kobe Bryant rape allegation tweet
Her tweet came shortly after the stunning news that Bryant had died at age 41 in a helicopter crash in the Los Angeles area. ... read more


Kobe Bryant's high school mourns its 'Ace'
The future NBA star first showed his greatness leading the Lower Merion High School Aces to a Pennsylvania state championship. ... read more


Kobe Bryant's thriving business empire broke the mold for retired athletes
Bryant pushed the idea of a post-sports career into the 21st century, working in venture capital and the media and building a major following in China. ... read more


An ER doctor was charged with abusing his baby. But 15 experts say there's no proof.
After a physician worried he’d hurt his baby, his own hospital reported abuse. Now fellow doctors are raising concerns about an “out of control” system. ... read more


'Oh my God, Sanders can win': Democrats grapple with Bernie surge in Iowa
Four years ago, the Vermont senator caught the Democratic establishment sleeping in Iowa. Could he do it again? ... read more


Our emergency response for coronavirus is working. Why is Trump set to shrink it?
Medical readiness, just like military readiness, costs money — and unless something changes by May, emergency preparedness will be gravely hollowed out. ... read more


Supreme Court allows Trump plan to deny green cards to those who may need government aid
DHS said it would expand the definition of "public charge" to apply to people whose entry could be denied because of concern they would depend on federal assistance. ... read more


State Department boots NPR reporter from trip after Pompeo spat
A different NPR reporter said last week that Pompeo berated her after she asked him about Ukraine. ... read more


Prince Andrew has provided 'zero cooperation' in Epstein probe
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NFL Twitter accounts hacked, including those of Super Bowl-bound Chiefs and 49ers
A Saudi hacker group claimed responsibility for compromising several accounts, including those of Kansas City and San Francisco. ... read more


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Trump's Senate impeachment trial: What happened on Day 6
The Bidens and Burisma, Ken Starr, Rudy Giuliani and more came into play in the proceedings against the president. ... read more


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Bolton pits Trump against Senate GOP's majority
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Dershowitz says 'nothing' impeachable about reported Bolton allegations
The New York Times reported that in an unpublished manuscript, Bolton claims Trump said he wouldn't release aid to Ukraine without investigations of the Bidens. ... read more


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Romney, Collins say Bolton report strengthens case for witnesses, makes them increasingly likely
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What Trump's inability to fire Marie Yovanovitch shows us about his impeachment
There were other ways for Trump to try to get rid of his ambassador. But these stratagems required knowledge Trump didn't have — and so he went another route. ... read more


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Kobe Bryant crash investigators looking at weather conditions, say there's no black box
Federal investigators say poor flying conditions in the Los Angeles area are a focus of the investigation. Bryant, his daughter and seven other people died. ... read more


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'Today really hurts': Families, friends remember those who died in Kobe Bryant crash
"I got three small kids and am trying to figure out how to navigate life with three kids and no mom," Matt Mauser said of the death of his wife, Christina. ... read more


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'He knew he was the best': A view of Kobe Bryant from his childhood home in Italy
"It was immediately clear he was from another planet, a cut above us all," said Davide Giudici, a longtime friend and a former teammate. ... read more


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NBA postpones Lakers-Clippers game after Kobe Bryant's death
The league said it made the decision "out of respect for the Lakers organization, which is deeply grieving." ... read more


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Washington Post suspends reporter after Kobe Bryant rape allegation tweet
Her tweet came shortly after the stunning news that Bryant had died at age 41 in a helicopter crash in the Los Angeles area. ... read more


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Kobe Bryant's high school mourns its 'Ace'
The future NBA star first showed his greatness leading the Lower Merion High School Aces to a Pennsylvania state championship. ... read more


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Kobe Bryant's thriving business empire broke the mold for retired athletes
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An ER doctor was charged with abusing his baby. But 15 experts say there's no proof.
After a physician worried he’d hurt his baby, his own hospital reported abuse. Now fellow doctors are raising concerns about an “out of control” system. ... read more


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'Oh my God, Sanders can win': Democrats grapple with Bernie surge in Iowa
Four years ago, the Vermont senator caught the Democratic establishment sleeping in Iowa. Could he do it again? ... read more


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Supreme Court allows Trump plan to deny green cards to those who may need government aid
DHS said it would expand the definition of "public charge" to apply to people whose entry could be denied because of concern they would depend on federal assistance. ... read more


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State Department boots NPR reporter from trip after Pompeo spat
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Prince Andrew has provided 'zero cooperation' in Epstein probe
Andrew, who has denied allegations he had sex with a teenage girl trafficked by Epstein, has said he would assist in any investigation related to the case. ... read more


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NFL Twitter accounts hacked, including those of Super Bowl-bound Chiefs and 49ers
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