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by | January 27, 2019 | 00:48

Venezuela's top military officials swore their allegiance on Thursday. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked a special meeting of the Security Council to stand behind Guaido's transitional government, while the UK, Spain, Germany and France vowed to recognize him as president unless Maduro calls elections by next week.

by | January 27, 2019 | 01:41

Baradar, who was released from a prison in Pakistan in October a year ago, has been authorised to lead the political team and take decisions. Once the Taliban's military chief, he is hugely respected in the insurgent movement, but has also long sought a negotiated end to the war.

by | January 26, 2019 | 02:11

Claiming that Meng's arrest was "plainly aimed at putting unreasonable pressure on China's high-tech enterprises", the spokeswoman alleged that Canada and the United States have abused the extradition treaty between the two countries and that the United States should "immediately rectify its mistake" and refrain from sending a formal extradition request to Canada.

by | January 26, 2019 | 02:25

He is also credited with giving Australia its name . While others had used the term before him, Flinders' work is credited with its gradual adoption. But when his sister-in-law came to visit his grave in 1852 at St. James Burial Ground, there was a problem: She couldn't find it. 'We were very lucky that Cpt.

by | January 26, 2019 | 02:29

Trump, who slammed Pelosi as a radical Democrat on Wednesday, has said he would not sign spending bills unless they include $5.7 billion for sections of the wall. While Pelosi last week suggested that Trump reschedule the address, until Wednesday, she had not formally rescind her invitation - a detail upon which top White House officials had seized in arguing that Trump's speech should go forward as originally planned.

by | January 26, 2019 | 01:28

When and where Trump delivers the State of the Union has no bearing on the shutdown , but the concession marks a political victory for Pelosi in a fight in which she already has plenty of leverage. "Very simply, without a Wall it all doesn't work", he tweeted at Pelosi on Thursday before the Senate votes. The president has often referred to congressional funding for border security as a "down payment" for a border wall, his signature campaign promise.

by | January 26, 2019 | 01:02

Opponents predict the bill will lead to more late-term procedures. Previously, abortion after 24 weeks was a felony under the state's criminal code unless the woman's life was in danger. The NYCLU also praised the bill. "Today in NY we are saying 'No". "What you see here right now is a physical representation of the firewall to protect women's reproductive rights, health care generally, and women's rights and human rights", said state Attorney General William Tong.

by | January 26, 2019 | 01:39

Police negotiators, along with deputies from the Highlands County Sheriff's Office and Sebring Police Department arrived to the scene, followed by SWAT team members. Police responded to the bank after the suspect called authorities around 12:36 p.m. ET and said he had opened fire inside, officials said at a press conference.

by | January 26, 2019 | 02:14

Boys play around, climbing the border division between Mexico and the USA in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico on January 26, 2017. Sarah Sanders, a White House spokeswoman, also warned in a statement that a three-week funding bill would "only work if there is a large down payment on the wall".

by | January 26, 2019 | 01:47

Facing heavy rain, gusty winds and low visibility, rescuers and law enforcement combed the hard Craven County, North Carolina, terrain - focusing on up to 1,000 acres of heavily wooded areas. "As soon as the deputy stepped out, he heard Casey asking for his mother", Hughes said. His coat was still zipped up. "It's heartbreaking. I have two children so I can only imagine what the family is going through and we're a small community so you don't really expect anything bad to happen here", ...

by | January 26, 2019 | 01:46

The agreement, signed a year ago by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev at Lake Prespa along the border separating Macedonia and Greece , could pave the way for Macedonia to seek membership in the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

by | January 26, 2019 | 01:52

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani attends the Arab Economic and Social Development summit meeting in Beirut, Lebanon January 20, 2019. The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA), a group of trade unionists who have been leading the protests, called for demonstrators to gather in 17 areas of the capital Khartoum on Thursday afternoon and march to the presidential palace.

by | January 26, 2019 | 01:34

WikiLeaks, which is referred to as "Organization 1" in the indictment , did not respond to a request for comment. When Trump ultimately threw his hat in the race in the 2016 election cycle, Stone was by his side as a campaign adviser. Amusingly, Credico told him to go pound sand: "You should have just been honest with the house Intel committee ... you've opened yourself up to perjury charges like an idiot".

by | January 26, 2019 | 01:07

Rescue teams were dispatched and residents were evacuated from the area. Around 200 people were missing, the firefighters said in a statement released from the city of Belo Horizonte, adding that scores were trapped by the river of sludge.

by | January 25, 2019 | 17:07

But Ms Brown said she believed her sister's killer had given himself up "for purely selfish reasons". "All he's thinking about is himself and his feelings", she said. "The CPS [Crown Prosecution Service] made the decision to get the case reviewed, because of its complexities, by the serious homicide squad", he said.

by | January 25, 2019 | 17:43

After he was detained in 2011, also during a trip to Guangzhou, Yang declined to publicly discuss the experience. "He is being held in residential surveillance", said Pyne. Yang's detention comes ahead of a visit by Defence Minister Christopher Pyne to China on Thursday. The 53-year-old has been in "residential detention" in an undisclosed location since flying from NY to Guangzhou on Saturday and, as yet, has not been granted access to consular assistance.

by | January 25, 2019 | 17:42

In this January 11, 2019 photo, Juan Guaido , President of the Venezuelan National Assembly delivers a speech during a public session with opposition members, at a street in Caracas, Venezuela . The military said in a statement said that it had recovered all the weapons and captured those involved in what it described as "treasonous" acts motivated by "obscure interests tied to the far right".

by | January 25, 2019 | 16:57

Rotana Farea, 22, and her sister Tala Farea, 16, drowned in the river after they bound each other together and leaped off the George Washington Bridge on October 24, according to the city Medical Examiner's Office. A witness reportedly saw the two young women early on 24 October on a playground near the Hudson, where they appeared to be praying. Officials at the time stopped short of saying that the sisters had killed themselves.

by | January 24, 2019 | 00:58

Zakharova said such strikes added to tensions in the region, which she said was not in the long-term interests of any country there. The Israeli military has said that on Sunday it had struck an Iranian surface-to-surface missile aimed at the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

by | January 24, 2019 | 00:20

At the time of their weekend arrests, the men, three of whom were in Boy Scouts together, had access to 23 rifles and shotguns and three homemade explosives, Greece police said. Officials only discovered the planned attack through their investigation at the school, Phelan said. The Muslims of America are followers of Sheikh Mubarik Gilani and run 22 communities in North America.

by | January 23, 2019 | 05:51

The popular social media figure is thought to have died of hypothermia, the BBC reported. In a televised interview in July last year, Wu said that the bikini shots came about a few years ago when she lost a bet to a friend and the punishment was to take pictures in a bikini after hiking up a mountain.

by | January 23, 2019 | 04:40

Emin Agalarov said he canceled his North American tour. Agalarov said the decision to scrap the tour was made "against his will", NBC News reported. The lawyer added his client was "happy" to speak to Mueller's team and congressional committees voluntarily, but an agreement on the "parameters" of that testimony had not yet been reached in discussions among the parties involved.

by | January 23, 2019 | 05:46

Salvini backed up Di Maio, saying France was looking to extract wealth from Africa rather than helping countries develop their own economies, and pointed particularly to Libya, which has been in turmoil since a NATO-backed uprising in 2011 that overthrew strongman Muammar Gaddafi.

by | January 23, 2019 | 01:48

Wednesday afternoon that freezing rain is expected to warm up to your typical rain. Asheville will likely see freezing rain as early as 10 p.m. tonight, say NWS forecasters . Winds S/NW 15-30, gusting up to 35 miles per hour. Dangerously cold wind chills will arrive Thursday evening into Friday morning. Very risky conditions for travel/outdoor activity will exist across northeast IL into northwest IN for the next 24-hours with icy conditions under foot as well as on cold surfaces and ...

by | January 22, 2019 | 05:47

Michael Schipanski, 6, was taken to a hospital on January 19 to be treated for puncture wounds caused when a dingo tried to drag him off by the leg. Mr Schipanski managed to pull his son from the dogs after a few seconds and carry him off.

by | January 22, 2019 | 05:56

A high of -14 with a wind chill of -34 in the morning and -23 in the afternoon is expected. The National Weather Service says the advisory means that cold air and wind will combine to create low wind chills. Winds SE 15-25 miles per hour. It was a frigid start to the new week in the wake of Saturday's winter storm, with very cold temperatures arriving in the region.

by | January 22, 2019 | 05:18

Kamala Harris announced that she is running for president while on ABC's Good Morning America earlier today. "That's why I'm running for president of the United States". If Elizabeth Warren's launch video was underproduced, Harris' has the opposite problem. But Harris has fielded some criticism from both right-wing supporters of Trump and progressives to the left of her.

by | January 22, 2019 | 04:11

Eric Swalwell (D-CA), who serves on both the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees. Democrats were quick with scathing words about the allegations in BuzzFeed's account. Though his supporters have said Trump can not be investigated for actions the Constitution permits him to take, even the president's nominee for attorney general, William Barr, said at his confirmation hearing this week that a president or anyone else who instructs a witness to lie or change his testimony commits ...

by | January 22, 2019 | 03:32

The White House announced on Friday that Trump would meet Kim in late February, following a 90-minute meeting between the president and Kim Yong Chol, one of the North Korean leader's top aides. "Because of his (Trump) strong stance and because of his engagement with Kim Jong-un directly at that first summit in Singapore, (there has been) no testing of nuclear weapons, no firing of missiles", he said in an interview with Fox News on Sunday.

by | January 22, 2019 | 04:08

During exchanges in the Commons there was a degree of restraint from DUP speakers which had been absent over recent weeks as the party vigorously campaigned to defeat Mrs May's "toxic" proposal for a deal with the European Union which could see Northern Ireland stay closer to the European Union than the rest of the UK.

by | January 22, 2019 | 03:50

He Jiankui shocked the scientific community a year ago after announcing he had successfully altered the genes of twin girls born in November to prevent them from contracting HIV. Gene editing for reproductive purposes is effectively banned in the USA and most of Europe. "(The experiment) gravely compromised ethical standards and integrity of scientific research and seriously violated relevant regulations of the state, leaving a vile influence locally and internationally".

by | January 22, 2019 | 03:59

Martin Luther King, Jr . "Thank you everybody for being here". The president pre-empted the visit with a tweet lauding the national holiday and by issuing a presidential proclamation . "All talk, talk, talk - no action or results". "The vice president attempted to compare the president to Martin Luther King Jr .", it reads. The son of Martin Luther King Jr .

by | January 22, 2019 | 02:26

The next 30-or-so seconds are the most shocking. "The officers stopped the vehicle and were following their training as they had the suspected armed adults step out of the truck", DeLeo said in a video posted on Facebook , CNN reported.

by | January 22, 2019 | 02:24

The announcement came amid a diplomatic flurry in Washington surrounding the visit of Kim Yong-chol, a hardline former spy chief, and marked a rare sign of movement in a denuclearisation effort that has stalled since a landmark meeting between Mr Trump and the North Korean leader in Singapore a year ago.

by | January 22, 2019 | 02:42

Those three are most likely dead, he said. They were named as the Kandy, with a crew of 17 from Turkey and India , and Maestro, with 14 sailors. Clouds of black smoke can been seen billowing from one of the ships has a huge fire burns through the deck.