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Syria May Be Making New Types Of Chemical Weapons, US Officials Say

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Mattis told reporters that chlorine gas was known to have been weaponised in attacks in Syria, but added: "We are even more concerned about the possibility of sarin use". "Deterrence is something that you have to continually work at", said the second official. President Donald Trump has not ruled out additional military action to deter attacks or punish Assad, administration officials said, although they did not suggest any action was imminent. Read More »

Justice Dept. files to dismiss charges against Sen. Bob Menendez

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Another former USA prosecutor, Lee Vartan, said that the case was weak from the start and that the Justice Department shouldn't have pursued a retrial. Prosecutors said Melgen lavished the senator with free trips on his private jet, vacations at his villa in the Dominican Republic, a three-night stay at an upscale Paris hotel, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions. Read More »

Second person of interest emerges after judge unseals Las Vegas shooting records

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Haig told CBS News he hardly spoke to Paddock, and couldn't detect anything wrong. . A LinkedIn account that appears to belong to him says he also works at a company called Specialized Military Ammunition . The company's webpage says the business is closed indefinitely. Cadish later ordered the full document not be published without redactions, but she acknowledged she couldn't order the newspaper to retract the name. Read More »

New easyJet boss takes salary cut as airline reveals gender pay gap

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EasyJet, the Luton, England-based carrier, had set Lundgren's starting salary at approximately $1.04 million; a raise of almost $48,000. The gender pay gap comes in because there are far fewer female pilots than male pilots in the industry as a whole - only 4% of commercial pilots are women, and only 5% of EasyJet's pilots are women. Read More »

Yemen's War Within a War: What Does New Fighting Mean?

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Southern separatists took control of most of the city of Aden , Yemen , on Tuesday after a United Arab Emirates fighter jet bombed the area. Hadi has remained there while his government operates out of Aden . We also call for dialogue among all parties in Aden to reach a political solution State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. "The Yemeni people are already facing a dire humanitarian crisis". Read More »

South Korea has enforced new regulations on Bitcoin and other virtual currencies

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In the United States, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has sent subpoenas to a major Bitcoin exchange and Tether, a widely traded cryptocurrency , Bloomberg reported . There are fears over regulation, security, and whether or not bitcoin will ultimately be the cryptocurrency that everyone adopts. Advocates of Bitcoin argue that part of its value proposition stems from the fact it has a finite supply of 21 million coins, which means those in circulation aren't just made up ... Read More »

Medical admission scam: No judicial work for Allahabad HC judge

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Justice Misra is reported to have written to the President and the Prime Minister after three judges inquiry committee adversely commented on the conduct of Justice Shukla in a medical college scam . The commiitee appointed by the Rajya Sabha Chairperson would examine the evidence and records and would then opine if the same formed the basis for whether or not removal motion be debated in the Upper House. Read More »

Turkish Air Force bombs airport near Syria's Afrin

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Ankara began a cross-border operation dubbed "Olive Branch" supporting Syrian rebels with air strikes and ground troops in northern Syria against the People's Protection Units ( YPG ) militia and its western enclave of Afrin on January 20. Read More »

Rose McGowan Calls Out Justin Timberlake's 'Fake' Time's Up Support

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A spokesperson for Weinstein in the USA has said: "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein". While this did not require her to sign an NDA, McGowan very publicly threw caution to the wind in November a year ago by alleging on Twitter that Weinstein was her rapist. Read More »

Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay open

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The White House made the announcement just before Tuesday's State of the Union address. As suspects deemed unsafe may be subjected to indefinite detention without charges of trial in the prison, the facility is largely criticized by domestic and worldwide watchdogs as violating human rights. Read More »

'Dreamers' Arrested for Human Smuggling - Twice in Two Days

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The driver was arrested, and the tractor-trailer was seized by Border Control. "However, to vilify entire groups of people based on isolated incidents is irresponsible and unhelpful". The 22-year-old also admitted to working with another driver to relay information on Border Patrol operations in the area to aid human smuggling. Two recipients of an executive amnesty for younger illegal immigrants were arrested on suspicion of human smuggling violations in two separate incidents last week, ... Read More »

'Mock' swearing-in ceremony for Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga

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The party said the swearing-in is based on the annulled results of the August 8 presidential election, which they believe they won, but claim it was rigged to favour President Uhuru Kenyatta . Interior Minister Fred Matiangi in a gazette notice has declared the movement an organized criminal group. Raila Odinga tweeted that he wishes to "thank the people of Kenya for the mandate they have given us and for their steadfast confidence in us". Read More »

Central Intelligence Agency chief says China 'as big a threat to US' as Russian Federation

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Nevertheless, he said he's confident that the 2018 midterms will remain free and fair. Asked if Russian Federation would try to influence the mid-term elections , he said: "Of course". in range. "We're going to work on those complicated problem sets and push back against the Iranians everyplace we can", he told the BBC . Pompeo also expressed concern that North Korea would have the capability to strike the US with nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles "in a handful of months ". Read More »

NCAA Knew About Sexual Assault Against Gymnasts Since 2010

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Nassar, the former MSU and USA Gymnastics physician, was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for serially molesting young girls and women. Athletic director Mark Hollis retired Friday morning, hours before the report was published. The university's athletic department has been in headlines for its mishandling of the Larry Nassar case; Nassar was a faculty member at the university for decades and sexually abused multiple students under the guise of medical treatment during his time there. Read More »

Melania Trump Is In The Spotlight Again

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A spokeswoman for first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpMelania will no longer join Trump on trip to Davos: report Pence: Allegations of Trump affair with adult-film star are "baseless" Poll: Melania is the most popular Trump MORE lashed out at the media for "tabloid" reporting that about she says has "seeped into "main stream" reporting". Read More »

Manchin Dismisses Reported Trump Effort to Fire Mueller: 'That's New York Talk'

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., repeated that view Sunday even in the face of last week's reports . "We've seen what happened back in the Nixon administration when President Nixon in the Saturday Night Massacre kept going down the line until he found someone who would fire the special counsel, and that didn't end very well", Collins said. Read More »

Government working to mitigate economic insecurity - President

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Addressing a joint-sitting of both the houses of the parliament, the President said, "Aadhaar has helped in securing the rights of the poor by eliminating middlemen". Kovind said there is new respect for India as it has won representation in the International Tribunal for Law of the Sea, International Maritime Organisation; and UN Economic and Social Council. Read More »

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepping down, reports say

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As recently as last week, Mr. McCabe had told people he hoped to stay until he was eligible to retire in mid-March. After Wray suggested putting McCabe into another job, which would have been a demotion, the FBI's No. Trump tweeted . He has highlighted the fact that McCabe's wife, a Democrat, ran a losing campaign for the state Senate in Virginia and received contributions with help from Hillary Clinton allies, or what he termed "Clinton puppets". Read More »

Darren Samuelsohn: How Trump Almost Fired Mueller

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Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina. "Typical New York Times fake stories", Trump told reporters. " Robert Mueller is still the special counsel , Don McGahn is still head of White House counsel, The White House continues to cooperate in every manner providing every document the special counsel has asked for". Read More »

Saudi billionaire Alwaleed released from detention

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Earlier this week, Saudi Attorney General Saud al-Mojeb was quoted in local media as saying some 90 detainees had been released after agreeing to settlements involving cash, real estate and other assets. And he was eager to convey feelings of goodwill, despite being confined to what amounted to a plush prison, telling the wire service that he supports the crown prince's reform efforts and characterizing his detention as a misunderstanding. Read More »

French climber rescued from Pak's Nanga Parbat

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Mackiewicz and Revol had attempted to ascend 8,126-meter Nanga Parbat, but the man suffered snow blindness and altitude sickness, and the team couldn't reach him due to bad weather. A team of elite Polish climbers, who had been attempting the first winter ascent of the nearby K2 mountain, rushed to try to rescue them. Masha Gordon, coordinator of a crowdfunding campaign to finance the rescue, was thrilled that Revol had been found. Read More »

Pennsylvania auto wash shooting leaves 5 dead, police say

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The shooting took place at approximately 3 a.m. Sunday morning, police have reported , and two males and three females were killed, WPXI reported. The victims have been identified as William Porterfield, 27; Chelsie Cline, 25; Courtney Snyder, 23; and Seth Cline, 21. Read More »