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by | February 03, 2019 | 03:06

However, The Hague is still considering detaining Gbagbo pending an appeal on his acquittal by the prosecution, who have suggested releasing the men into the custody of a country neighboring the Netherlands and ordering them to relinquish their passports.

by | February 03, 2019 | 02:58

Pelosi said she was open to negotiating funding for more ports of entry or additional border security technology. In defending the wall, Trump recited his usual list of talking points, claiming drugs are "pouring in" and that there are "people dying all over the country because of people like Nancy Pelosi who don't want to give proper border security for political reasons".

by | February 03, 2019 | 01:38

For just the 19th time in 133 years, Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow on Groundhog Day morning. The groundhog has seen his shadow 104 times and has not only 18 times in the past between 1887 and 2018. TIME tested the accuracy of various groundhogs based on their ability to predict the weather of their relative geographic area. According to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club , the iconic creature's predictions are only 39 percent accurate .

by | February 03, 2019 | 01:51

It was observed that a faint sound could be coming from his checked-in luggage. He was intercepted after he crossed the green channel and brought to the AIU office room for questioning. "The animal was in a state of shock and was making trill sounds and appeared to be weak", he said. Footage captured at the airport showed officials bottle-feeding the leopard cub milk .

by | February 03, 2019 | 00:58

Printing messages like "you are fearless", " you are strong ", " you are loved ", and "you are special" on the bananas , the Duchess surprised One25's kitchen volunteers with her spur-of-the-moment plan. While doing so, the Duchess of Sussex was struck by the idea to add her own personal touch on the bunch of bananas that would be handed out the females.

by | February 03, 2019 | 01:06

Zoe Bickerstaffe, who was seeing people off at the airport, told CBC News that police swarmed the food court area of the worldwide departure terminal after a man pulled out a knife and started chasing two other people. "There is no evidence to suggest the incident at the worldwide airport is terrorism related; it is a domestic violence related situation", police tweeted.

by | February 02, 2019 | 04:59

The photo shows two people looking at the camera - one in blackface wearing a hat, bow tie and plaid trousers; the other in white Klan robes. In his statement, Northam did not say whether the he was the person dressed as a Klansman or if he was the one wearing blackface.

by | February 02, 2019 | 06:29

Thailand's capital city is experiencing some of its worst-ever air pollution levels, caused by ultra-fine dust particles known as PM2.5. Under the instructions of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Bangkok Governor Police General Aswin Kwanmuang ordered all 437 schools run by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration to be closed from noon Wednesday, declaring January 31 and February 1 holidays to project students from the ultra-fine dust in the air, The Thaiger reported .

by | February 02, 2019 | 05:12

It said those affected by the ban would include the domestic staff of diplomats posted to the US. It indicated that the United States routinely cooperates with foreign governments in documenting and accepting USA citizens when asked, as appropriate, as do the majority of countries in the world, but stated Ghana has failed to do so in this case.

by | February 02, 2019 | 05:40

Almost 254 pounds of fentanyl was seized, with a value of around $3.5 million. The agents discovered the narcotics - worth a combined $4.7 million - Saturday in hidden compartments in a tractor trailer carrying cucumbers from Mexico. The United States had a record 72,000 deaths from drug overdoses in 2017, with opioids responsible for most of those fatalities. US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to praise those involved in the bust.

by | February 02, 2019 | 05:30

It has been reported that the UK's ambassador to the European Union raised concerns at this statement at a meeting of envoys. A spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said it was "unacceptable" to describe Gibraltar as a crown colony , adding that it is "part of the United Kingdom family".

by | February 02, 2019 | 03:53

Seems the presidential hopeful called Bill John Baker, the Cherokee Nation's principal chief, and said she was sorry about publicizing a DNA test that showed strong evidence of her having Native American pedigree 6-10 generations ago, the New York Times reports .

by | February 02, 2019 | 02:57

Geological Survey reported that the quake had a magnitude of 6.6. The natural phenomenon hit near the coast of Chiapas, close to the border with Guatemala. It struck at a depth of 40 miles. According to reports it is being felt as far away as El Salvador. One resident wrote: "We felt the house shake for 20-25 seconds".

by | February 02, 2019 | 02:19

In the footage, released by prosecutors, a man dressed in a navy shirt and khaki pants can be seen collecting ice from the drink machine and throwing the frozen blocks before dropping to the ground in the same area. Alexander Goldinsky, 57, of Randolph, New Jersey, can be seen in a surveillance video from a cafeteria at a Woodbridge, New Jersey, pretending to slip and fall on some ice, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C.

by | February 02, 2019 | 02:24

In a lengthy Twitter thread, Omar said that her statement came in the context of the Gaza War. "I went through K-12, college, law school, and 4 years on active duty in the Army and I never once experienced anti-Semitism", Zeldin later told The Daily Caller .

by | February 02, 2019 | 02:07

With the government taking a hit of almost Rs.1.15 lakh crore through these measures targeting farmers and middle class, it has slightly revised the fiscal deficit target for 2018-19 to 3.4% of GDP from the budget target of 3.3% a year ago.

by | February 02, 2019 | 02:47

Stone was charged with making false statements to Congress, obstruction of an official proceeding and witness tampering in an indictment secured by Mueller, who is investigating Russia's role in the 2016 US election and whether Trump's campaign conspired with Moscow.

by | February 02, 2019 | 01:51

His team now says that the Booker campaign will not accept contributions from corporate PACs and federal lobbyists, and that Booker "opposes super PACs aiming to support his or anyone's candidacy for president ", although there is already a super PAC launched on his behalf.

by | February 02, 2019 | 02:34

Other ASEAN venues have also been mentioned of possibilities to be the summit venue though Singapore was the venue for the first Trump-Kim meeting in June a year ago. But Trump wants this the conflict with North Korea to end, he added, saying, "It is over". Kim Jong-un has strived to improve relations with South Korea in the past year, seeking a formal end to the Korean War, which ended with a truce in 1953.

by | February 02, 2019 | 01:40

Lesufi said two of the 23 injured pupils were checked and released into the care of their parents. The reason for the walkway's collapse was not immediately known, but all relevant authorities were on the scene to investigate. Emergency services are at the scene. The national Department of Education extended condolences to the families of the students killed. AfriForum, a civil society organisation that represents Afrikaners, urged people to avoid the area so as not to interfere with ...

by | February 02, 2019 | 01:21

The INF treaty was signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987 - meant to prevent both countries from positioning short and intermediate-range, land-based nuclear missiles in Europe. With the United States released from the treaty's constraints, it could begin to match China's growing intermediate-range conventional force arsenal.

by | February 02, 2019 | 00:32

A Russian lawmaker was arrested on Wednesday during a session of the upper house of parliament and was led away to face questions over two murders after failing in a bid to flee the chamber. - The RTVi online news outlet cited an unnamed source close to the investigation as saying that Bastrykin had been a family friend of the Arashukovs.

by | February 02, 2019 | 01:46

Graham wants to know why the Federal Bureau of Investigation chose to raid Stone's home rather than contact his attorney and if the arrest is consistent with arrests of defendants facing similar charges. "Accordingly, I write to seek justification for the tactics used and the timing of the arrest of Mr. Stone ". "Stone's attorneys", Graham, a South Carolina Republican, wrote FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday.

by | February 01, 2019 | 04:58

Attorney Matt Baker (left) cross-examines his client Rene Boucher during the second day of a civil trial involving Boucher and U.S. Sen. The senator said both of them had flown into the air and Paul feared for his life as he struggled to breathe.

by | February 01, 2019 | 04:37

The United States and the Taliban have sketched the outlines for an eventual peace accord, a us special envoy said on Monday, but there was no sign the insurgent group had accepted key USA demands. "A power grab is smelling more and more like exactly what it is", McConnell said, ignoring the fact that most recent voter suppression efforts have targeted people of color and other groups most likely to vote for Democrats.

by | February 01, 2019 | 04:07

The tweet came after Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA Director Gina Haspel testified on Capitol Hill. Trump announced plans for a US pullout from Syria in December, saying the Islamic State had been defeated. Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont, said he thinks Trump announced the withdrawals too abruptly, but the USA has been in Afghanistan and Syria for too long.

by | February 01, 2019 | 04:10

Even the program's launch has been chaotic. The Mexican official said U.S. asylum judges are expected to render final decisions within 90 days. Under the policy, the United States will return non-Mexican migrants who cross the US southern border back to Mexico while their asylum requests are processed in USA immigration courts.

by | February 01, 2019 | 03:29

The morning temperature in the Windy City was -22 degrees Fahrenheit (-30 Celsius), which felt like -50 degrees (-46 Celsius) with wind chill. Chicago's forecast low temperature Thursday morning is within the margin of error of its lowest on record , minus-27 set on January 20, 1985.

by | February 01, 2019 | 03:03

A chain-reaction crash in Berks County during a snow squall left behind mangled cars and trucks Wednesday. Footage from the scene shows jackknifed big rigs and some cars off the roadway and down embankments. A State Police officer was among the injured. "The weather conditions at the crash scene were from a reported snow squall and white out", said Wyomissing Police officials.

by | February 01, 2019 | 02:44

They extracted from it a hundred packages of fentanyl, most in powder form, but ten in pre-pressed pill form , likely to be distributed as counterfeit pharmaceuticals. Fentanyl has caused a surge in fatal overdoses around the US, including the 2016 accidental death of pop music legend Prince, who consumed the opioid in counterfeit pills that looked like the narcotic analgesic Vicodin.

by | February 01, 2019 | 02:37

Those items are meant to be allowed into Iran even under us sanctions , but many banks are so leery of violating Treasury rules on doing business with Iran that even permitted transactions had suffered . The US embassy in Berlin said that Washington did not expect the payment system to reduce economic pressure on Iran. The Belgium-based SWIFT financial messaging service also, under US pressure, agreed in November to cut off the access of Iranian banks.

by | February 01, 2019 | 01:35

Cars can been seen skidding and sliding on motorways as the wintery conditions cause havoc during the evening rush hour. "Snow amounts will vary markedly across England and Wales with many places seeing very little accumulating snow". 'The highest snowfall accumulations are likely to be in areas above 150 metres or so'. Weather warnings, forecasts and news concerning the North are the responsibility of the Met Office, which is based in Exeter, Devon.

by | February 01, 2019 | 02:36

When Pelosi spoke to reporters about committee negotiations on border security, she adamantly said " there's not going to be any wall money in the legislation " put forth for Congressional approval. "Because of the work we did years ago we've already built nearly 700 miles of fencing on our nation's border", said Rep. David Price, D-N.C. "Many places on the border there are cliffs, there's a river, and there are 600 miles of something".

by | February 01, 2019 | 01:47

The expansion and pressure build-up causes stress on the frozen soil and rocks around it which can create a boom noise. "I thought I was insane!" I kept walking through the house. Did you hear a loud boom or banging sound recently? "You'd have to have a seismologer right next to where it occurs", Bellini adds. While they may sound similar, frost quakes are not the same as earthquakes - which occur when the two blocks of the earth "suddenly slip past each other", the U.S.

by | February 01, 2019 | 02:05

The Governor of Kentucky is walking back comments he made about cold weather and students in his state . Fayette County and Jefferson County public schools in Lexington, Ky., closed all schools on Wednesday and cancelled all activities "because of the dangerously cold temperatures and wind chill".