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Worldwide Chinese officials confirm 17 new cases of coronavirus
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Mr Khowal, however, clarified that his wife case had been diagnosed as Streptococcal infection. A 45-year-old Indian school teacher is undergoing treatment for a new strain of pneumonia that is spreading in the Chinese cities of Wuhan and Shenzhen.

Worldwide US Supreme Court Chief Justice Swears In Senators For Trump Impeachment Trial
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Opening arguments are to begin next Tuesday after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. He's facing increasing pressure to call witnesses during the trial, as new information continues to emerge about President Trump's effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden, ahead of this year's presidential election.

Worldwide Putin sets out path to power beyond 2024
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The most important of these proposed changes (along with that of judicial independence) is that of moving the power to form the government from the president into the legislature. What changes did Putin propose? The former head of an investment group who trained as an engineer, Mr Mishustin has a PhD in economics and has led Russia's Federal Tax Service since 2010.

Worldwide Iran's Ayatollah Slams 'American Clowns' In Rare Friday Prayers Sermon
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Gen. Qassem Soleimani, saying its missile attack on US assets in Iraq had been a blow to America's dignity and its status as a superpower. Iran's leaders are locked in a contentious dispute with the USA, and they're facing public criticism at home after admitting that Iran accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing 176 people, most of whom were Iranian.

Worldwide Donald Trump and Iran
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Kasravi said that the way Iranian-Americans had been smeared and profiled felt like a deliberate attempt "to make us feel like a minority". Though the Democratic clash was focused upon whether or not to keep the USA troops in Mideast, the critics believe that such a move would help the Democrats in gathering supporters from every state, ahead of the presidential elections.

Worldwide Michael Bloomberg does not rule out spending $ 1000000000 to beat Trump
Author: 0 Michael Bloomberg does not rule out spending $ 1000000000 to beat Trump

Though Bloomberg argues that Iowa and New Hampshire lack diversity, the other two early primary states - Nevada and SC - give significant voice to Latino and African-American voters, respectively. Bloomberg spent tens of millions of dollars helping Democrats takeover control of the House of Representatives in 2018, although the billionaire media mogul actually backed Donovan's unsuccessful re-election bid.

Worldwide Dem senator says he has 51 votes to restrain Trump on Iran
Author: 0 Dem senator says he has 51 votes to restrain Trump on Iran

He, along with the other senators running for president in 2020, will be stuck in Washington for a six-days-a-week trial instead of campaigning for the nation's first presidential caucus, to be held February 3. "It would seem to me that as his national security adviser he would have spoken to Trump about exactly what was going on in Ukraine and why the money was being withheld".

Worldwide Pelosi challenges Republicans to 'fair' impeachment trial
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Trump has branded the case a "hoax" and a "witch hunt" but the White House is girding for a trial that could present damaging evidence against the USA leader on national television over two weeks or more. On Monday, McConnell said Pelosi's "strange gambit has achieved absolutely nothing". "No problem other than one thing", Trump said. "Tomorrow, we will transmit those articles & name impeachment managers ".

Worldwide Minute of silence at United Nations for 89 Niger troops
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The attack is claimed by Islamic State-allied militants. But first, Macron asks African heads of state to answer a key question: "Do you want us there?" Héni Nsaibia, a researcher at the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), told Middle East Eye that it would be "difficult" for Macron to quell anti-French sentiment "as long people keep dying at this pace".

Worldwide Man survives 23 days in sub-zero temperatures after cabin burns down
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He added: "I grabbed everything that was on my bed". "It was just big enough for my sleeping bags and me and a couple things of food ", he said in a press release about the rescue. Eventually he got craftier, building a new makeshift shelter around the surviving wood stove with lumber scraps and scavenged tarps. After his family members and friends had not heard from him for several weeks, they requested a welfare check .

Worldwide More strong earthquakes hit Puerto Rico
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Some 250,000 customers were hit by electric power outages after the quake, which struck at 6:32 am local time (1032GMT). "Here in California, we have some of the most talented and experienced emergency management staff in the world", Cal OES Director Mark Ghilarducci said in a statement.

Worldwide 'Apologise & resign': Iranians rally against leaders for downing plane
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The scenes recall the anti-government protests across Iran in November which saw at least 300 people killed and thousands arrested across the country, according to Amnesty International . The Trump administration has put the death toll from those demonstrations much higher - it says some 1,500 people were killed by security forces. President Trump tweeted his support for the protesters in both English and Farsi, saying: "To the leaders of Iran - DO NOT KILL YOUR PROTESTERS".

Worldwide Met Éireann issues Status Orange wind warnings for Monday
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However, at 3pm on Sunday the forecaster extended the warning to the entire 26 counties. "This is a high energy storm system, that will give rise to very stormy conditions from early Monday morning in all coastal areas", it said. It is also warning there is a significant risk of coastal flooding. "As Storm Brendan moves eastwards, strong winds will also develop across eastern parts of the United Kingdom, particularly northeast Scotland where there is also a wind warning in place".

Worldwide Iran Says It's Considering '13 Revenge Scenarios' Against U.S.
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The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport and mechanical issues were suspected, the report said. Online videos showed people lying apparently lifeless, their faces covered by clothing. USA officials have claimed the strike against the general was carried out to prevent an "imminent" attack in the region that would have put American lives at risk, but have so far declined to provide details about the intelligence .

Worldwide Death toll rises as firefighter killed in Australian wildfires
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The crisis is becoming increasingly political as the country looks at the causes and the government's response. The prime minister has faced criticism for lacking ambition on cutting Australia's emissions and many of his coalition colleagues have downplayed the link between climate change and the devastating bushfires.

Worldwide Pelosi Suggests Appointing Managers Before Sending Impeachment Articles To Senate
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Ms Pelosi said she was waiting for what she wanted from the start - "to see the arena" and "terms of the engagement" that Mr McConnell will use - before sending her House managers to present the articles of impeachment in the Senate. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) rebuffed all of their requests and eventually signed up to Hawley's proposal. It remains unclear how the Senate trial will play out as McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer haven't been on the same ...

Worldwide Storm Systems Bring Risks of Snow and Thunderstorms in US
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A powerful storm system set to affect much of the country this weekend could be a triple threat, with the possibility of severe storms and tornadoes, ice and snow, and flooding. Severe storms are expected Friday across Texoma with tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail and flooding all possible as a powerful cold front is expected in the afternoon and evening hours.