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Turkey attacks Kurds in Afrin: The 'Ankara-centered axis'

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces says the first week of Turkey's incursion into the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin has left more than a 100 civilians...


Supreme Court stays execution of inmate who lawyers say is not competent

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the execution of Vernon Madison to review Madison's competency claims. In the intervening years, he has suffered sever...


The Doomsday Clock Is the Closest It's Been to Midnight Since 1953

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists urged world leaders to address the ongoing threats of both nuclear weapons and climate change in order to pull the w...


Ship that took Russian fuel to North Korea hit by USA sanctions

A total of 90 teams have qualified at least one athlete to compete in this year's Winter Olympics , with 89 countries and the delegation from Russian Federatio...


Justice Dept ramps up pressure on so-called sanctuary cities

The administration has accused sanctuary cities of violating a federal law that prohibits local governments from restricting information about the immigration...


Smith, lead singer of The Fall, dies at 60

Smith had been beset with medical problems throughout the last year of his life, with the band being forced to cancel a series of United States tour dates...


Alex Azar named new USA health chief

In 2017, the Yale Law grad ended a five-year stint as president of the US division of pharmaceuticals giant Eli Lilly and Co. Nonetheless, Azar, a Trump nom...


Trump stays out of sight as shutdown deal is reached

Budget director Mick Mulvaney says he's meeting with Trump later Monday to go over the "mechanics" of a shutdown. What we know: The $1 trillion infrastructure...


Bangladesh delays repatriating Rohingya refugees hours before set to begin

Most refugees have fled to Bangladesh since late August a year ago following a brutal military crackdown in response to Rohingya militant attacks on security ...


New reported chemical weapons attack in Syria as USA calls out Russian Federation

The French ministry said that the International Partnership against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons "in no way intends to replace existing internatio...


Pompeo Says CIA Previously Had 'Insufficient Focus' on North Korea

Meanwhile, speculation that the U.S. may be planning a pre-emptive strike on Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal is intensifying, as are sanctions targeting the reg...


Sixteen people injured after train crash in Sydney

A 70-year-old woman has been taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment and two others have been transported to Nepean Hospital. Fire and Rescue NSW were assist...


Arrested After Shooting at Ellis County School: Deputies

ECSO posted to Facebook an update saying students, under police guard, were being moved as the investigation continues. As of the 2016-2017 school year, it ha...


Government shutdown won't close National Parks

A recording from the Blue Ridge Parkway headquarters in North Carolina said the Roanoke corridor of the parkway is closed for Saturday, Jan. 20, but gives no ex...


Lindsey Graham tries to undercut WH aide Stephen Miller on immigration policy

Some have even referred to the 32-year-old former Senate aide and immigration hardliner as "President Stephen Miller " for his outsized influence in the immi...


Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules congressional mapping unconstitutional

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out the state's congressional map Monday, ruling that Republican-drawn districts "clearly, plainly and palpably" viola...


Budget Bickering Shuts Down Parts of US Government

But Democrats are insisting that long-term funding legislation include protections for roughly 700,000 young immigrants brought illegally to the U.S.as childr...


Unsafe travel likely with near blizzard conditions — Monday Madness

Take caution and drive slowly on the roads. Sunday's high temperature is forecast to be 37 degrees in Columbus, so precipitation here will likely transition f...


Turkish military begins war against Kurdish forces in north Syria

On Sunday, the United States urged Turkey to exercise restraint and ensure that the offensive is "limited in scope and duration". AFP correspondents in the ...


Higbie Resigns from Trump Administration after Bigoted Comments Surface

Higbie could not be reached for comment by media outlets. The agency runs volunteer groups including AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and the Social Innovation Fund....


Man United's Carrick to retire at season's end - Mourinho

People can say what they want but we'll continue to be positive and push forward". I think you can probably expect that in the summer. "He could be a very im...


Kidnapped Americans, Canadians Rescued in Nigeria, Police Say

All four were said to be in fairly good condition, Aliyu said. They have been transported to Nigeria's capital, Abuja . "We rescued the two Americans and t...


No motive uncovered in Las Vegas mass shooting

In California, he also searched for the locations of the Venice Ale House, the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and the Bungalow. He'd also searched for "biggest open air...


California community rallies behind 13 victims in 'house of horrors' case

They both deny the allegations against them and face up to 94 years in prison if convicted of the charges. "We can assume that there could be depression and n...


Macron: UK Must Pay into EU Budget After Brexit to Access Markets

The announcement is expected to be made by Theresa May at a summit with French President Emmanuel Macron on 18 January where Macron will sign a treaty s...


Senator Cory Booker goes viral after speaking against Trump's sh*thole comment

Picture it. A male Republican senator spends his entire 10 minutes "mansplaining" the female DHS secretary about immigration policy, throws around the term "c...


China Vows Necessary Measures after US Warship Nears Huangyan Island

The missile destroyer came within 12 nautical miles of Scarborough Shoal, called Huangyan Island by China, on Wednesday night, according to Foreign Ministry spo...


Pence heads to Middle East

US Vice President Mike Pence met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on Saturday as he began a delayed Middle East tour overshadowed by Arab anger over Wash...


Europe storm: Germany in big clean-up as trains run once more

At least 260 flights have been canceled at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam. The Guardian reports that the storm also forced a halt to the Dutch national railw...


UNRWA: Aid freeze due to diplomatic row

UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krahenbuhl said he would appeal to other donor nations for money and launch "a global fundraising campaign" aimed at keeping ...


Four dozen Labour MPs rebel against Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit bill

The EU withdrawal bill cleared the House of Commons at a third reading by 324 votes to 295, despite Labour, the SNP and the Liberal Democrats voting against i...


Justice Department Wants to Re-Try Mendendez

A statement released by the senator's office said that he "fully intends to be vindicated - again". The retrial announcement comes just as Menendez gears up for...


Dole to receive congressional gold medal, Trump to speak

Now named for him, the Robert J. Dole Memorial Balcony was covered in a frosty snow down the hall from Wednesday's celebration in the Rotunda. "Mr. Speaker, I...


US Withholds $65 Million From UN's Palestinian Refugee Agency, Calls for Changes

Nauert said the USA voluntarily pledged $60 million for 2018 to sustain schools and health services but the rest of the money is "being frozen at this time " a...


Facebook Widens Probe Into Alleged Russian Interference in Brexit

A study by the Oxford Internet Institute concluded there was scarce evidence that the Kremlin had exploited the social media platforms to influence the Brit...


Democrat wins special election for state Senate seat in Wisconsin

Freitag said pouring money into races, especially if that generates more negative ads, might not be the ideal solution for Republicans nervous about the prosp...


Turkey to prevent terrorist threat at its southern borders - PM

Iran's foreign ministry labelled the US/Kurdish plan as a "clear intervention" in the internal affairs of Syria. Then the USA shifted its focus to defeating the...


Kidnappers abduct American, Canadian in Nigeria, 2 police killed: police official

Local police, however, say two foreigners kidnapped Tuesday evening in Kaduna State were a Canadian and an American. He said security officers, including an a...


Israeli forces kill suspect in rabbi's murder in West Bank raid

The judge said she could not be released from custody because of the severity of her crimes. Mr Heeran noted that she was arrested from her home in the middle...


Bitcoin price plunges 20 percent on worries about a possible cryptocurrency crackdown

Even if such a ban fails to materialise, South Korea could still impose strict new regulations on the market. Shares of Riot Blockchain ( RIOT .O), Mara...


Democrat Phil Murphy prepares to change into New Jersey governor

Murphy said New Jersey will "resist every move from President Trump and a misguided congressional leadership" that harms the state. Murphy has never held ...


Deputies, officer receive out pour of support after shooting

York County K-9 units were called to help find the suspect. "At 1:07, we believe the suspect fired shots striking one of our K-9 unit officers". Suspect Chris...


Woman Dies from Injuries After Fire Engulfs Casino Shuttle Boat

Another witness told the Tampa Bay Times the shuttle boat passes regularly by his family's home, carrying patrons to and from a casino ship offshore. Port Ric...


Australia suffering from Ashes hangover: Mitchell Marsh after loss in 1st ODI

Roy's 180-run knock is not just his ODI-best but also is the highest score by an England batsman in ODI cricket. Roy was left out by England for the Cham...


Russian Federation condemns Trump's threats to withdraw from Iran nuclear deal

The EU said in a statement it had taken note of Mr Trump's decision and would assess its implications. President Trump made a temporary renewal of the agree...


Saddier fires record 63 to share SA Open lead

The pair had a one-stroke edge over Chris Paisley of England and two over Bradley Neil of Scotland, South Africa's Erik van Rooyen and Richard Sterne, and Spa...


Police chase Greyhound bus after passenger reports threats

However, although several squads had their lights and sirens on, the bus did not stop and continued into Kenosha County , still headed toward Chicago. At a Bon...


Treasury Secretary Mnuchin 'Very Focused on Cryptocurrencies'

Among those changes are an increase in the standard deduction, new tax brackets and more . Withholding allowance amounts were retained in employer withholding ...


7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off Peru; tsunami threat issued

The natural disaster struck at 4:18 a.m. ET at a depth of 36.3 kilometres. Its epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean , 25 miles from the town of Acari. The quak...


Other View: Let the states set marijuana policy

In any case, pot provided a significant amount of cash for the organizations. Sessions' action thus runs counter to the wishes of the majority of the people ...