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by | January 16, 2019 | 18:41

The US considered military strikes on Iran after a mortar attack close to its embassy in Baghdad in September, American officials said yesterday. The shells failed to hit any target and there were no casualties. "The Department of Defense is a planning organization and provides the president military options for a variety of threats", Colonel Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, told AFP .

by | January 16, 2019 | 14:55

According to the BBC and other sources, this was the largest legislative defeat for a sitting government in British history. Jeremy Corbyn is May's political opponent as leader of the Labour Party, and he has put up a vote of (no) confidence in May's government that is expected to take place in just one-day's time (Wednesday).

by | January 16, 2019 | 13:31

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada has always been opposed the death penalty. Freeland stressed she had a "very emotional conversation" with the man's father on Monday. A statement released on Monday by the court in Liaoning province said that Schellenberg, along with others, took part in organized global drug smuggling, which is a crime punishable by death in China.

by | January 16, 2019 | 13:29

He pinned the badge on his daughter at her swearing-in ceremony in August. "Natalie was just full of life and full of energy and just an absolute pleasure to be around", Chief Pytel said. A suspect walked up and fired at Corona, he said. "She hadn't asked anybody about it, she just did it". A police officer in Davis, Calif., was fatally shot Thursday night while responding to a traffic accident, prompting a massive manhunt for the gunman, who later killed himself, authorities said.

by | January 16, 2019 | 13:25

O'Brien said that the overdose "could have been a lot worse" without a speedy emergency response. According to local reports , an unnamed man died while another 12 were rushed to hospital, with four of them in a critical condition. The home is now being treated as a "hazmat site", but O'Brien said it is "not a danger to the public". But O'Brien emphasized that the public is not in any danger.

by | January 16, 2019 | 13:13

The new code will be formally introduced in the first half of this year, and once official, councils choosing not to hold a citizenship ceremony on Australia Day will lose their ability to host citizenship ceremonies entirely. Mr Coleman acknowledged that "there is no requirement" forcing councils to hold their citizenship ceremonies on the 26 of January and that Government was planning to engineer that requirement.

by | January 16, 2019 | 12:28

If the deal is defeated by a big margin, Prime Minister Theresa May will face pressure to resign. She said the history books would judge if MPs delivered on Brexit while safeguarding the economy and security. "We will be prepared, but I'm not going to say to you that everything is going to be fine". Labour has tabled a no confidence motion in the government but the DUP has said it will support Mrs May.

by | January 16, 2019 | 11:24

As is tradition, President Donald Trump hosted the champions of college football, the Clemson Tigers , for a celebration of their athletic achievement at the White House on Monday. Canadian air traffic controllers have been sending their U.S. counterparts pizzas, as they've been forced to work for free throughout the shutdown .

by | January 16, 2019 | 11:10

He stopped his vehicle and ran to the child's aid. The child's mother was driving the auto and she returned to the scene once she realized the child was missing. "The child was properly fastened inside the safety seat; however, the child safety seat was not fastened to the vehicle seat", the city said in a statement.

by | January 16, 2019 | 11:02

Ridwan Djamaluddin, a deputy maritime minister, told reporters that the agency investigating the crash that killed 189 people had informed the ministry about the discovery. In December, up to eight United States law firms jostled to represent the relatives of victims in separate lawsuits against Boeing, alleging the aircraft maker is to blame for defects in the plane that caused the crash.

by | January 16, 2019 | 11:00

His top diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on a whirlwind regional tour aimed at reassuring allies amid rising tensions between the USA and Turkey over the fate of Washington's Syrian Kurdish allies in the fight against Islamic State (Isil).

by | January 16, 2019 | 10:57

Mohammed took to Twitter , saying she was "formally seeking refugee status to any country that would protect me from getting harmed or killed due to leaving my religion and torture from my family". Her plight has drawn attention to Saudi Arabia's strict social rules, including a requirement that women have the permission of a male "guardian" to travel.

by | January 16, 2019 | 10:55

Iran considers its space programme "a matter of national pride", although an exact number of nuclear weapons is not known. In a tweet on Tuesday, U.S. In comments to Iranian state TV, Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi did not say what caused the failure of the rocket but vowed that scientists would continue their research.

by | January 16, 2019 | 03:12

Al-Shabab - the Somalia-based extremist group that carried out the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi that left 67 people dead - claimed responsibility for the attack. So I went to our offices, I hid myself in the fridge. Police say they have detonated a auto they said had explosives inside and officers have moved away from other vehicles they suspect of having explosives.

by | January 15, 2019 | 20:25

Until a new attorney general is confirmed, the department is led by Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker . "And, if you confirm me, that is how it will be, and I have not given him any, other than that I would run the Department with professionalism and integrity".

by | January 15, 2019 | 19:58

Industries in Zimbabwe have been denied access to foreign currency since October and companies have been forced to source dollars illegally on the black market, the CZI said in a letter to government. "Workers' salaries have been reduced to nothing and our suffering elevated to another level", it said. Both petrol and diesel prices have doubled, from R19 a litre to a whopping R45 a litre.

by | January 15, 2019 | 11:58

Warren has been repeatedly mocked by Trump as "Pocahontas" because of her past claims that she has Native American ancestry, based on family stories. The massacre at Wounded Knee was estimated to have killed between 150 to 300 Lakota Indians, including women and children, during a battle in South Dakota in 1890.

by | January 15, 2019 | 05:41

Trump told reporters on Monday that he didn't "know anything about it", and went on to say that the conversation with the Russian president "was a very successful meeting". The report, published last week, noted that the bureau launched the investigation due to Trump's behavior shortly after Comey's ouster. Trump didn't directly answer the question in a Saturday Fox News interview.

by | January 15, 2019 | 04:10

Romney went on say King "ought to resign and move on and let someone else who represents American values take his seat". The latest confrontation surrounds comments he made in an interview last week with the New York Times in which he was quoted questioning why the terms "white nationalist" and "white supremacist" have become offensive.

by | January 14, 2019 | 22:49

According to NBC New York , a man entered the UPS sorting facility and fired shots into the ceiling before taking his ex-girlfriend and another person hostage. Police officers could be seen ducking behind police vehicles outside a loading ramp. Schools in the area were put on a modified lockdown, and no one can enter or leave the schools in the township due to 'policy activity in a nearby industrial park, ' Superintendent Patricia Haney said.

by | January 14, 2019 | 22:27

Calla said there may be an increase in asylum seekers using social media as a tool to reach out to governments and agencies to make their case for being granted asylum. "We won't do that, we will adhere to the human rights principles under the rule of law", he said. Qunun's story has also put Saudi Arabia's male guardianship system , which restricts many aspects of women's lives, back under global scrutiny.

by | January 14, 2019 | 18:36

Chinese authorities later detained two Canadian nationals - a former diplomat and a business consultant - on suspicion of endangering national security , a move seen as retaliation over the Huawei executive´s arrest. He said a friend recommended a man named Xu Qing as a translator, and Schellenberg was swept up in what turned out to be an global drug trafficking syndicate.

by | January 14, 2019 | 18:11

Technically, it's the same political party, but a newer swath of lawmakers are filling seats in the Capitol, including Ocasio-Cortez, a freshman already making ripples in her first week. The 29-year-old's zealous confrontations with more senior lawmakers, which she appears to have dialed back in recent weeks, have drawn the consternation of those concerned about the potential for her to splinter the party.

by | January 14, 2019 | 17:55

Almost three years ago, Patterson worked for one day at the same meat products facility where Jayme's parents worked - the Jennie-O Turkey Store plant in Barron. dread", FBI Special Agent Justin Tolomeo said. Jayme wasn't really talking on her own. Closs was wearing a zip-up hoodie, leggings and ill-fitting men's sneakers, the Kasinskas said.

by | January 14, 2019 | 17:33

Israel has generally refrained from commenting about its covert activities for fear of triggering a reaction and being drawn into the deadly fighting in neighboring Syria's civil war. Commenting on his own effort to unseat Netanyahu in the elections, Barak, who is now not running for the Knesset - but has hinted he is interested - said he is working to persuade center-left parties to form a joint slate.