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Worldwide Trump to Deliver Primetime Address on Border Security as Shutdown Continues
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President Donald Trump pushed Monday for a climax in his fight over a controversial US-Mexico border wall , announcing a primetime speech and a visit to the frontier. "That's why rich, powerful, and successful people build them around their homes". "We have no choice", he said, warning once more that he may invoke emergency powers to get a wall built without congressional approval.

Worldwide USS Cole Bombing Mastermind Killed by US Airstrike in Yemen
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US intelligence indicates al-Badawi was killed Tuesday in an airstrike in Ma'rib Governorate, CNN reported, citing an anonymous Trump administration official. Meanwhile, a US military strike in al-Dayman, Yemen , on Friday targeted operatives for al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), according to an official.

Worldwide Federal agencies told to hold off pay raises
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The raises would have been triggered due to a pay freeze for top federal officials expiring because of the shutdown. The pay freeze had been enacted by Congress in 2013 for top executives and renewed each year since then. Without legislation, the pay freeze was set to expire and pay was set to jump automatically. Republicans offered to scrap the executive pay raise in return for agreeing to a 1.9 percent raise for civil servants.

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A missile attack by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria killed at least one Kurdish fighter and wounded two British soldiers embedded with them, according to reports Sunday, amid fierce fighting in the strategic area near the Iraqi border.

Worldwide Saudi women to get divorce notification by text message
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Women in Saudi Arabia will be notified by text message if they are divorced under a new law created to protect them from having their marriage ended without their knowledge, the government said on Sunday. It is hoped that the changes to the law will mean that women are no longer be kept in the dark about their marital status. Previously, a Saudi woman was required to petition courts, sometimes for years, to win custody of children after a divorce.

Worldwide Trump 'Evaluating' Whether To Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan
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It was unclear which project Trump was referring to, but India has committed $3 billion in assistance to Afghanistan since 2001. It gives 1,000 scholarships a year to Afghan students. But if Pakistan would help us, we could get Taliban to the table and end the war in Afghanistan. Sources said India has been implementing a range of mega infrastructure projects as well as carrying out community development programmes in Afghanistan as per requirement of its people.

Worldwide Jazmine Barnes: Police Identify Murderer In New Sketch
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Also on Thursday, investigators released new surveillance video of the pickup in question. Services for Jazmine will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday with a viewing at Green House International Church , followed by her funeral at noon. The shooting remains under investigation. "We're not going to rest until there is justice for Jazmine", Gonzalez said. She said she initially heard shots fired from a vehicle behind her, and then the driver pulled in front of her auto and slowed down as he ...

Worldwide Ukrainian Orthodox Church breaks away from Russian influence
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The Russian church, which now has about 150 million Orthodox Christians under its authority, could lose a fifth of its members. The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, signed the decree of independence, or "Tomos", in Istanbul, formalizing a split that has angered Moscow amid a broader political conflict between Ukraine and Russian Federation.

Worldwide Saudi demands death sentence against 5 suspects in Khashoggi case
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On New Year's Eve, Turkish police released new video supposedly showing bags containing Khashoggi's body parts being carried into the home of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul. The officer had been tasked with persuading the dissident journalist to return to the Gulf kingdom, he said. Khashoggi's body is believed to have been dismembered .

Worldwide Inside the Scientology headquarters where a 'beloved member' was fatally stabbed
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Leaders from the church declined to expound on the details that led to the stabbing, saying only "this very unfortunate matter is in the hands of the police" and "the victim was a beloved member of our church". A young Scientologist, who asked not to be identified, said his mother was inside the facility and he couldn't get in to see her. "However, resulting from that incident, staff made the decision that he should leave the premises".

Worldwide Kim Jong Un warns of 'new path' if stalemate with United States persists
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Kim called his June summit meeting with Trump "instructive" and said they had shared "constructive opinions" on mutual concerns and "speedy solutions to the tangled issues" they faced. He also emphasized a strong willingness to meet Moon frequently in 2019 as well to move forward discussion on peace and prosperity. Kim has previously said he would close the Yongbyon nuclear facility, where North Korea is believed to produce fissile material for nuclear weapons, if Washington takes what it ...

Worldwide House Democrats to pass plan to reopen government Thursday
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As America entered what promised to be a period of bitter political division in its legislature, Mr Trump also faced. The partial government shutdown began on December 22 after Trump refused to sign a budget deal that didn't include billions of dollars for his long-promised and long-stalled southern border wall.

Worldwide United States border force fires tear gas at migrants crossing from Mexico
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The Department of Homeland Security defended Border Patrol agents' use of tear gas at the southern border Tuesday as dozens of migrants tried to breach the border fence in Tijuana. At least 100 migrants attempted to enter the United States illegally in the incident, CNN reported . The incursion took place at a spot where there is border fencing, but it's a very old version that's relatively easy to penetrate.

Worldwide Immovable Forces Meets Trump's Will: What's the Wall Resolution?
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Democrats note that the creation of a physical barrier to keep migrants from entering the country illegally is a waste of money, and instead offer a system of modern electronic measures along the border. Also, some of the West's iconic national parks are beginning to partially close as they deal with overflowing restrooms and vandals on the 10th day of a federal government shutdown.

Worldwide Videos show staff dragging, shoving children at immigrant shelter
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The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office told CBS News it investigated the incidents and chose to submit the case to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. The facility closed a month later, and a source says two staff members were fired. The sheriff's department investigated "several allegations of child abuse and assault on minors occurring on September 14th, 17th, and the 21st of 2018", according to a statement from their office.

Worldwide Hunt for survivors as Putin rushes to scene of deadly high-rise blast
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But officials added that up to 40 people could still be trapped under the rubble. National television broadcast footage of the mangled heaps of concrete as hundreds of rescue workers combed the debris in temperatures of minus 18 Celsius. The explosion shattered windows of nearby buildings, according to a local resident speaking on Echo of Moscow radio. The residents have been evacuated.

Worldwide For Trump, Pelosi shutdown becomes first battle of new era
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Both in the House and Senate Democrats appeared defiant and have said they will not back down from their rejection of a border wall. He has also repeatedly threatened to cut off US aid to countries he deems insufficient partners in combating illegal immigration, but has thus far failed to follow through with those threats.