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Sen. Tim Kaine meets Pope Francis in Vatican City

He said: "The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics". In other impromptu sermons , the pope has suggested atheists who do good are offered God's grace just as all people are and has condemned as a " Satanic mass " the sexual abuse of children by priests.

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Pineapple on pizza? Iceland president sparks online debate

An Asda spokesman said: "Our pizza counters offer an array of pizzas which are handmade in store". We can add a new name to 2017's roll call of awful world leaders - if we can spell it - Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, president of Iceland.

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Trump's new security advisor differs from him on Russian Federation, other key issues

The book's popularity soared after McMaster was chosen Monday by President Donald Trump to replace Michael Flynn , who departed amid questions about contacts he had with the Russian ambassador. He also cites Trump's reorganization of the National Security Council last month, which has been seen as a downgrade in influence for intelligence officials.

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Netanyahu backs pardon for Israel soldier who shot Palestinian

Nearly 70 years later, Palestinians continue to experience these losses every day. Bennett argued that regional security risks and the decline of the nation-state meant the responsible option was for Israel to permit Palestinian "autonomy" in some areas, while "applying Israeli law and asserting national sovereignty" in settlements that will formally annex land.

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Mnuchin says goal is to pass tax reform by August

President Donald Trump has promised announcement of a "phenomenal" plan by early March to cut business taxes. Mr Mnuchin, who also appeared on Fox Business Network, said the idea of an additional tax on goods coming into the U.S. Mnuchin said the government is aiming at a "sustainable growth of 3 percent or more" by the end of 2018. Growth effects from tax reform and less business regulation would not likely start to take hold until next year, he added.

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Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US

The new rules, issued on Tuesday, mean nearly all illegal immigrants would be subject to deportation, with the United States government seeking to send many of them back over the southern border, even if they are not Mexican citizens. He said in January that Mexico would reach out to other countries to seek alternative trade accords. It forecast the uncertainty would curb investment in Mexico and slow down its economic growth to one percent this year from two percent last year.

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As Iraqi forces poise to takeover Mosul, reports say 3,50000 children trapped

US -backed Iraqi forces battling Islamic State fighters have fought their way close to Mosul's airport on the second day of a ground offensive on the jihadists' remaining stronghold in the western side of the city, military statements said on Monday.

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World Bank Group President to meet with Palestinian and Israeli Representatives

Before departing for Singapore and Australia, Netanyahu told his cabinet Sunday that the visit aimed to strengthen security, economic and other ties with the two "important countries", and to "strengthen Israel's standing in the world". Maaytah said Trump's statements reflected his lack of experience in the region. Turnbull and Netanyahu will sign bilateral agreements covering air services and science and technology during the visit, and will also discuss the progress of an innovation hub ...

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Zimbabweans see no successor for me, Mugabe

In an interview with state television to be aired this week, Mugabe said he would only step down if the call came from his party, but that would not be any time soon because the party wanted him to stand as its candidate in the 2018 elections when his current tenure ends.

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Thousands join Westminster protest against Donald Trump state visit

British MPs lined up on Monday to pour scorn on a "racist and sexist" Donald Trump, who they said should not be allowed to come to Britain for a state visit because of the risk it would embarrass the Queen. The petition supporting Trump's visit got 311,000 signatures. Thousands of protesters are expected to gather for rallies outside Parliament in London and across other United Kingdom cities to coincide with the Commons debate today.

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Four North Korean suspects 'fled Malaysia' on day of murder

New details released by the police on the weird death of exiled North Korean Kim Jong Nam appear to point to a cleverly planned and deftly executed assassination by professionals who knew what they were doing. Police said on Sunday that no family member had so far come forward. "Our job is to reveal the truth and bring the perpetrators to justice", the deputy police chief said.

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North Queensland Man Critical Following Shark Attack

The attack occurred while the man was diving near Hinchinbrook Island, off the Queensland coast. The victim jumped off the rocks and into the water where he was bitten multiple times on the leg by what is believed to be a tiger or bull shark, according to reports from the scene.

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X-23 gets her claws in new Logan clip

He has already informed his co-actors that he will be finally saying goodbye to the "Wolverine" character says Coming Soon . Writer-director James Mangold said that the ultra-violent movie, rated adults only, was meant to delve into mature topics even though many of its cast are kids.

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Violence in Paris during protest against police rape

Riot police responded with tear gas as they attempted to disperse the angry crowds marching through the streets. In the northern neighborhood of Barbes - a short walk from the Eurostar hub of Gare du Nord - hundreds gathered to protest against police brutality and demand justice for a 22-year-old black man who says he was raped with an officer's baton.

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Palestine Calls for Global Efforts to End Israeli Occupation

According to Haley, the USA is hoping to bring the Israelis and Palestinians to "the table, to have them talk through this in a fresh way, to say, 'Okay we're going back to the drawing board". He did not give details about the option that Tillerson raised and the secretary of state did not take press questions, but he appears to have echoed Trump's remarks suggesting other outcomes would be acceptable to the US.

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Trent Richardson arrested on domestic violence charge

Friday. He is charged with domestic violence. Hoover police responded to the first call at 8:04 p.m. reporting a possible domestic disturbance at the Hyatt Place Hotel on John Hawkins Parkway. He added that the male, Richardson, cooperated with police and "was arrested without incident". Richardson is being held on $1,000 bond. A court date hasn't been scheduled.

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Is the intelligence community's hatred of Trump making us less safe?

Earlier, the U.S. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned amid a flow of intelligence leaks that he had secretly discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador to Washington and then tried to cover up the conversation. But the report adds fuel to the idea that there's an ongoing feud between Trump and the intelligence community. A White House official denied the allegations, telling the Journal , " There is nothing that leads us to believe that this is an accurate account ...

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Macron Stands as Best Option to Beat Right-winger Favorite in France

Russia Today denied spreading false news and said the allegations were unfounded. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on February 14 that any such accusations against Russian authorities are "simply absurd". Macron's campaign manager Richard Ferrand had accused Russian Federation of committing "hundreds, if not thousands" of cyberattacks on his party's website since Macron announced his candidacy in November a year ago.

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20000 in Mexico City protest Donald Trump's border policies

The march, which was themed around the idea of unity, included about 20,000 protesters. Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in more than a dozen cities in Mexico on Sunday to protest against U.S. The proposal has been a flashpoint of criticism here. The Los Angeles Times reported that one sign read: "Trump, pay for your own wall!" This is Albert Saint Jean , a Haitian-American fellow with the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, addressing Mayor Bill de Blasio at the protest ...

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North Korea's missile created to be launched from submarine, officials say

The best way, according to China, to get Pyongyang to halt its nuclear program would be for the USA to give North Korea a guarantee it won't unseat the government. It flew about 500km before falling into the sea. Both were of intermediate-range Musudan missiles and both failed, according to USA and South Korean officials.

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Donald Trump in aggressive handshake stalemate with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Trudeau seemed to be struggling to keep a straight face at times as his American counterpart spoke. If you were looking to learn anything about the big stories Trump is facing now-calls for National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to be fired over his secret discussions with Russian Federation or Trump's own national security debacle over the weekend, holding sensitive discussions in front of an audience of Mar-a-Lago members-forget about it.

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Syrian rebels and Turkish troops enter ISIL-held Al Bab

Though not officially confirmed, the reports raised doubts that the Russian airstrike could be a response to the clash between Syrian and Turkish troops. Moscow said it was an accident and is being investigated. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based war monitor, said rebels backed by heavy Turkish air strikes fought Islamic State north and southwest of al-Bab on Sunday.

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In call with Putin, Trump denounced Obama-era nuclear arms treaty

A new report claims President Trump told Vladimir Putin that an Obama-era treaty with Russian Federation that caps the deployment of nuclear warheads was "a bad deal". The most recent escalation of fighting along the "line of contact" in eastern Ukraine should serve as a reminder of Russia's nefarious intentions. On the day after Trump's inauguration, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitri Peskov said symmetrical disarmament between Russian Federation and the United States was " unacceptable ".

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Trump Says Iran's Nuclear Deal Inconceivable, Disastrous For Israel

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians gathered in Tehran today to celebrate the anniversary of their theocracy and also to chant " death to America ", burn USA flags and carry effigies of President Trump. 11, Iran's state run IRINN TV reported . President Trump has criticized the recent nuclear agreement held between the United States and Iran, alongside five other countries.

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Hundreds Of Whales Stranded At Farewell Spit Overnight

One more recent theory as to why some mass strandings happen, put forward by NASA, is that solar storms might trigger strandings by interfering with terrestrial magnetic fields that whales depend on for navigation. The whales beached at low tide, three kilometres from where the first group had died Friday. About 1000 whales beached themselves on the Chatham Islands in 1918 and 450 in Auckland in 1985.

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How Worried Should We Be About Rumors of ICE "Raids"?

ICE agents have not released data on how many people were detained on Thursday and told local news station KTLA that arrests were "routine" - not the beginning of the mass deportations promised by President Trump during his campaign. "As this process moves forward, I will also ensure my constituents know what the next steps are, where applicable". Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles officials contended as many as 100 immigrants were detained by U.S.

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The fight starts now? UK's Corbyn criticized after Brexit battle cry

The Labour leader was forced into his latest reshuffle after four front benchers - Lewis, Rachael Maskell, Dawn Butler and Tulip Siddiq - all resigned over his three line whip on the Brexit bill. "For this to happen on any Bill would be an abuse but on a Bill of this magnitude, with such huge constitutional significance - it is nothing short of an outrage".

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State May Have Missed Out on Solar Jobs

This year Holyoke Gas & Electric's solar will more than double with four projects totaling 8.3 megawatts, the newsletter said. "Only oil/petroleum has more employment (by 38%) than solar". "Solar is an important part of our ever expanding clean energy economy in Massachusetts, supporting thousands of high-skilled careers across the Commonwealth", Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said.

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Militants kill 6 Red Cross workers in Afghanistan

In a recent report on its work in Afghanistan, the ICRC said it was anxious about the "shrinking access of humanitarian aid workers in many parts of the country", because of "the intensification of conflict-related violence". "We are one of the few organisations that is present throughout the country, and we will do everything we can to maintain our response in Afghanistan".

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Was never allowed to meet Jayalalithaa when she was hospitalised, claims Panneerselvam

And while her supporters may point to her democratically elected party MLAs "unanimously" choosing her as their leader, ignoring the people's voice at this juncture may indeed be a "cardinal sin". "Never put pressure on OPS to quit", she added. If the verdict falls in line with the surprise one in the Karnataka high court, no force may be able to stop Sasikala and her family from occupying the centre stage in Tamil Nadu for, presumably, the next four and a half years.

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Scottish MPs Reject Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May believes Scotland is weeks away from demanding a second independence referendum, local media reported . Both parties agreed the terms of the first independence referendum through the Edinburgh Agreement.

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Region's growth slowed, but still outpaced national rate, census shows

He sees population growth around Greater Vancouver spreading to the Squamish-Lillooet region and growth in Victoria spreading up the eastern part of Vancouver Island to Nanaimo. There's been some outmigration as Edmonton's unemployment rate reached 7.4 per cent, he said. Census data can also be broken down by municipality, which tells a slightly different story.

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Freezing rain may impact Tuesday morning commute

The winter weather advisory is in effect from 9 a.m. Tuesday through 1 a.m. Wednesday . We could see 3 to 6 inches of snow, LeSeney said, but that depends on the track of the storm, which is now in the Midwest and making its way east. A chance of rain and snow before midnight, then snow. The rain is expected to end Tuesday night when a cold front chills the area. Before this changeover happens, a widespread accumulation of 3 to 6 inches of snow is expected.

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Man arrested for 2016 strangling death of New York City jogger

Now police have revealed they have arrested and charged Chanel Lewis with the murder of Ms Vertrano. "This is truly a very sad case in which a handsome and talented young woman senselessly lost her life", Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a Sunday statement.

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Afghan civilian casualties hit all-time high, says UN

Almost 11,500 civilians were killed or wounded in Afghanistan in 2016 - one third of them children - according to the United Nations, the highest number of annual non-combatant casualties since it began collecting figures in 2009. No further details were given regarding the airstrike and it is yet not clear if the airstrike was carried out by the Afghan Air Force or the United States forces based in Afghanistan.

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Top Senate GOPer distances from Trump, calls Putin 'thug'

Demonstrators support a ruling by a federal judge in Seattle that grants a nationwide temporary restraining order against the presidential order to ban travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries, at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport on February 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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Akhilesh owes his victory in family feud to Mulayam's political training

In Uttar Pradesh, election campaign for the first and second phase is in full swing where an election will be held on 11th and 15th of this month. After filing his papers on 31 January, Shivpal threatened to form a new party after the elections.

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'We woke up in 1989' - Romanian graft decree turns back the clock

The decree allows officials involved in graft with family members or involving amounts of less than 200,000 lei ($47,500) to avoid jail. Romania's political crisis deepened Friday after a key government ally said an emergency decree that would dilute the government's anti-corruption fight was not constitutional.

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Oil Rises after First Month of OPEC Cuts

The price of April futures for Brent crude oil rose by 0.50 percent and stood at $56.84 per barrel as of 01:34 EST. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate futures gained 0.2% to trade at $52.92 a barrel. PVM Oil Associates noted the market "is sandwiched between supportive OPEC-led output cuts and the bearish impact of a resurgence in US crude production".

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Massachusetts Becomes the Second State to Sue Trump over Muslim Ban

Massachusetts, New York, Virginia and Washington have joined the lawsuit against the White House. BOSTON-Massachusetts will become the second state to sue the federal government over President Trump's executive order barring immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries.