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House panel backs Trump’s impeachment

Patrick Semansky/Pool/APIt was another big day in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump as the House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment.Here’s where things stand today:What happened: After a lengthy day of debating the two articles of impeachment against Trump, abuse of power and obstruction of congress, the House Judiciary Committee voted to approve both…

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White House further limits officials on Trump’s foreign leader calls in wake of Ukraine scandal

Transcripts of Trump’s calls with world leaders are also disseminated to a far smaller group of people inside the White House, those administration sources say, continuing an effort to limit the number of people with insight and information about the conversations.It amounts to a concerted effort to prevent Trump’s conversations — which officials have said…

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Vote is a grave repudiation of Trump

The morning move toward impeaching the President set the stage for a historic vote by the House next week. Though Democrats are facing at least two defections within their caucus on the politically fraught vote, it is now almost a foregone conclusion that the Democratically-controlled House will impeach Trump.Members will consider two charges against Trump…

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Niger fighting ‘asymmetric war’ against armed groups: Analysts

Scores of slain soldiers have received military honours in Niger’s capital, capping a week of grieving for the West African country. Covered in the orange, white and green colours of the national flag, the bodies of 74 troops killed in two separate attacks were transported on Friday from Air Base 101, one of the country’s military…

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Trump impeachment: Committee sends charges to full House for vote

Washington, DC – A key committee of the US House of Representatives voted along party lines on Friday to approve two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, charging the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The action by the Judiciary Committee sets up a historic vote next week in the full House that could…

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What are US articles of impeachment, and what happens next?

US Democrats on Friday approved two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, charging the president with abuse of power and obstruction of justice.  The articles of impeachment now go to the full House of Representatives, which is expected hold a vote next week.  Democrats say the formal charges are related to Trump’s effort to pressure…

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After election victory, Boris Johnson promises January 31 Brexit

After his sweeping election win, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain would leave the European Union on January 31  “We will get Brexit done on time by the 31st of January, no ifs, no buts, no maybes,” Johnson told cheering supporters on Friday. More: UK General Election: All the latest updates British pound soars as Conservatives…

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EU powers urge calm as Haftar threatens fresh Tripoli assault

The leaders of France, Germany and Italy have urged all sides in the Libyan conflict to cease fighting, after renegade military chief Khalifa Haftar called on his forces to advance towards the centre of the capital, Tripoli. Following a European Union summit on Friday in Brussels, Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel and Giuseppe Conte said stability in…

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EU reacts to Johnson’s big Brexit win

European Union leaders have welcomed Boris Johnson’s election triumph and called for a quick Brexit vote in the British Parliament, even as the Czech prime minister warned it was “bad news for Europe”. “It is obviously a giant success for Boris Johnson. He is a charismatic leader,” Prime Minister Andrej Babis said in reaction to…

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Turkey: Former PM and Erdogan ally launches new party

Turkey’s former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has announced a new political party, three months after resigning from the increasingly-divided ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party). The name of the party is Gelecek Partisi (Future Party), Davutoglu announced in Ankara on Friday. “Today we establish the party by saying the future belongs to our people,…

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Yemen peace talks anniversary: Little progress since Stockholm

It has been one year since Yemen’s government and Houthi rebels signed a UN-backed agreement in Sweden, aimed at ending the war. At the time, it was encouraging news after years of fighting in a country suffering the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Although the agreement has failed to deliver a full resolution, the past two…

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‘Uncertainty ahead’: Where does the vote really leave Brexit?

London, United Kingdom – The United Kingdom is on course to leave the European Union within weeks, with newly re-elected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson preparing to deliver on his central campaign promise to “get Brexit done”. However, with the transition period now looming and Johnson coy on his vision for future UK-EU relations, analysts said…

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Algeria elections: Four candidates claim victory

Four of five presidential candidates in Algeria have either claimed victory or say they are going through to a runoff at the end of the month. Official results are expected later on Friday but – regardless of the outcome – tens of thousands of protesters boycotted the election, calling it a sham.  Al Jazeera’s Sara…

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House impeachment hearing ends abruptly after 13 hours with no vote

Democrats were furious at Republicans for what they believe was a blatant effort to drag out today’s proceedings and delay a final vote until the dead-of-the-night.Earlier today, it was widely believed that Republicans would be through offering amendments by 5 p.m. ET. But as the evening wore on, Democrats came to believe the GOP was…

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Octopus had eagle in a death grip, and then …

(CNN)A team of salmon farmers are feeling pretty proud after they were able to rescue a bald eagle from an octopus off the northwest tip of Canada’s Vancouver Island. The group was returning to their float house when they heard screeching and splashing sounds last Monday, according to salmon farmer John Ilett.After investigating the sounds,…

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Desert hunting with the falcons of Abu Dhabi

(CNN) — Twelve-year-old Mohammad is the first to spot the tracks. Jumping from the SUV driven by his father, Ali, he races a few yards over the desert sands and follows them toward a small, scrubby bush. “Rabbit,” he says with a grin, pointing to the animal camouflaged against the grayish-yellow sand. And then with…

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British PM Johnson hails ‘powerful mandate’ for Brexit

London, United Kingdom – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said his Conservative Party appears to be on course for an “historic election” victory, with initial results from Thursday’s snap poll indicating a seismic political shift has taken place in the United Kingdom. Speaking in the early hours of Friday morning, Johnson said voters appeared to…

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New Zealand troops in daring volcano mission to retrieve bodies

Elite soldiers retrieved six bodies from New Zealand’s volatile White Island volcano on Friday, winning praise for their “courageous” mission carried out under the threat of another eruption. At first light, two military helicopters set off from Whakatane airport for the offshore volcano, where an eruption last Monday killed at least 16 people and severely…

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China’s top diplomat blames US ‘paranoia’ as ties unravel

China’s most senior diplomat Wang Yi said on Friday that the United States had seriously damaged the hard-won mutual trust between the countries by criticising Beijing over issues such as Hong Kong and the treatment of Muslim Uighurs. “Such behaviour is almost paranoid, and is indeed rare in international exchanges, seriously damaging the hard-won foundation…

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Turkey: US Senate vote on ‘Armenia genocide’ a ‘political show’

Turkey has reacted angrily at the US Senate move to unanimously pass on Thursday a resolution recognising as a “genocide” the mass killings of Armenians a century ago. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called the vote a “political show” on social media, adding that “it is not legally binding and it has no validity whatsoever.”…

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UK General Election: All the latest updates

The United Kingdom has voted in a general election seen as a critical juncture in the Brexit crisis engulfing British politics. Thursday’s high-stakes ballot came after months of political deadlock over the UK’s drama-filled bid to quit the European Union, with MPs split over how to execute the result of the 2016 referendum on membership of the…

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Tory majority predicted by UK election exit poll

London, United Kingdom – Voting has ended in the United Kingdom’s snap general election, with the exit poll predicting Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party is on course to win a sizeable parliamentary majority. Thursday’s high-stakes ballot came after months of political deadlock over Brexit – the UK’s drama-filled bid to quit the European Union.…

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Ex-FARC woman forced to have abortion granted ‘victim status’

A woman points towards a place in the mountains where the Revolutionary Armed Forces used to be before the 2016 peace deal [Nacho Doce/Reuters] Bogota, Colombia – A Colombian Court late on Wednesday granted “victim status” to a former female fighter of the FARC rebel group who faced sexual violence in a historic ruling that…

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Bid to impeach Chile’s Pinera over protest handling rejected

A bid by opposition legislators to impeach Chile’s President Sebastian Pinera has been rejected [File:Esteban Felix/The Associated Press] Chile’s lower house rejected on Thursday a move to impeach President Sebastian Pinera over allegations he failed to safeguard human rights during weeks of unrest across the country. Small-scale protests that began in October over an increase…

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Libya’s Haftar announces ‘decisive battle’ to capture Tripoli

Haftar, who is backed by the United Arab Emirates, says the Tripoli-based GNA is backed by ‘terrorist’ groups [File: Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters] Libya’s renegade General Khalifa Haftar has announced that a “decisive battle” to capture the capital, Tripoli, will commence imminently, eight months after he launched his offensive to wrest it from the internationally recognised government.  “Zero…

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Amendment to strike ‘abuse of power’ blocked

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump leave after the Congressional Ball on December 15, 2018. Yuri Gripas-Pool/Getty ImagesThe House Judiciary Committee has been debating articles of impeachment against President Trump since 9 a.m. ET. There’s no limit on how long the session could go.But one big event might draw the arguments to a close:…

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Johnson breaks tradition by not voting in his own area

As voters head home after work, many are posting photos on social media of long queues outside polling stations.The weather really is as dark, cold and miserable as it looks in the pictures. Regardless, many voters say they’ve never seen election queues quite like these. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesThere’s a little under five hours…

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Trump says Democrats misquoted his call. He’s correct.

President Trump alleged that Democratic Reps. Veronica Escobar and Sheila Jackson Lee “purposely misquoted” his call with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky in a Tweet this morning.Facts First: Trump is correct that the call was misquoted during today’s debate over the articles of impeachment in the House Judiciary committee.In the declassified memo of the…

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Judiciary chairman: Zelensky ‘had a gun to his head’

Alex Brandon/APHouse Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler addressed the pressures faced by Ukraine during today’s impeachment hearing.”We have repeatedly heard that the Democrats are accusing President Zelensky and Mr. Yermak of lying because Mr. Zelensky said — President Zelensky said he wasn’t pressured,” Nadler said. “Of course he said he wasn’t pressured.””Nobody pushed me,” Zelensky told CNN in September.”He has a gun to…

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Republican lawmakers are targeting one of the two articles of impeachment during what’s expected to be a daylong committee debate

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump leave after the Congressional Ball on December 15, 2018. Yuri Gripas-Pool/Getty ImagesThe House Judiciary Committee has been debating articles of impeachment against President Trump since 9 a.m. ET. There’s no limit on how long the session could go.But one big event might draw the arguments to a close:…

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Trump blasted for calling Thunberg’s Time honour ‘ridciulous’

US President Donald Trump was slammed online on Thursday for calling teen climate activist Greta Thunberg’s Time Magazine honour “ridiculous”. The 16-year-old Swedish activist was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year this week for efforts to hold world leaders accountable and take action on climate change. “In the 16 months since (her protests began),…

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Trump’s new executive order promotes white supremacy

On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order which he says is meant to fight anti-Semitism on college campuses. The document extends Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, colour and national origin in programmes and organisations receiving federal funding, to include anti-Semitism. The executive…

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‘Charade’: Algerian protesters take to streets to reject election

Algiers, Algeria – Thousands of Algerians have filled the streets of the capital to denounce what they describe as a “sham” presidential election that is currently under way amid heightened security. Anti-riot police were deployed early on Thursday to block access to Maurice Audin Square and the iconic Grand Post office in central Algiers, the epicentre…

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Rwanda’s front line health supporters

Kirehe, Rwanda – On a sunny morning in October, Christine Umuhoza stood outside her brick house chatting with a neighbour – a young mother holding her infant by the hips. For most women in this small village of fewer than 200 people in Rwanda’s eastern province, Umuhoza is both neighbour and maternal guide. Dressed in…

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Trump impeachment: House panel poised to approve charges

Washington, DC – A key committee of the Democrat-led US House of Representatives is poised to approve two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. After working late into the night on Wednesday in an unusually solemn meeting, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to continue that…

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Arab Israeli cars vandalised in apparent hate crime: police

Israeli police say vandals sprayed slogans such as ‘Arabs=enemies’ in Palestinian areas of East Jerusalem [Mahmoud Illean/AP] The tyres of about 20 cars have been punctured and anti-Arab slogans scrawled on buildings in an Arab town in northern Israel, police said, in an apparent nationalistic hate crime. Police said on Thursday the vandals in the Jezreel…

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Britons head to polls in election dominated by Brexit

London, United Kingdom – Polls have opened in the United Kingdom’s snap general election, with millions of voters expected to deliver their verdict on the Brexit crisis engulfing British politics. Thursday’s ballot will shape how, or whether, the UK will finally exit the European Union after months of parliamentary deadlock over how to execute the result…

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Europe’s Recurring Shame: From Bulgaria to Brussels

In 2014, People & Power revealed the shameful treatment of people with disabilities in Romania’s state-run care homes. That film also raised disturbing questions about why the EU was funding some of those institutions. Now, five years on, there are fresh allegations about neglect and mistreatment – this time not just in Romania, but in…

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Transcript: Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech at the ICJ in full

Aung San Suu Kyi has defended Myanmar’s military against genocide allegations at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), amid accusations of mass killings, rape and expulsion of the mostly Muslim Rohingya minority. In her opening statement in front of judges in The Hague on Wednesday, the former human rights icon rejected the case at the…

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Citizenship Bill: India deploys army in Assam to quell unrest

India deployed thousands of troops to the northeastern state of Assam on Thursday as violent protests erupted against a new law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighbouring countries to seek citizenship. A curfew was imposed in parts of northeast India, including Assam, after protesters came out on the streets against…

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Half-animal, half-human hybrids depicted on oldest discovered cave art

Part of the scene depicted in the world’s oldest cave art, which shows half-animal, half-human hybrids hunting pigs and buffalo. An ancient Egyptian head cone was first found with the remains of a young woman buried in one of Amarna’s graves.A lice-like insect was trapped in amber crawling and munching on a dinosaur feather.Newly discovered…

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‘World’s first’ fully-electric commercial flight completed

(CNN) — A fully electric commercial plane has completed a test flight in Canada in what operators have called a “world first” for the aviation industry.The six-seater plane — a 62-year-old seaplane re-fitted with a fully electric 750 horsepower motor — took off from Vancouver on Tuesday and was airborne for less than 15 minutes,…

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Swimmer dives into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

(CNN)In June, Ben Lecomte set out on a boat from Hawaii to spend 80 days swimming through the world’s largest collection of marine litter. The 52-year old Frenchman, who has been based in the US since 1991, swam for up to eight hours at a time within the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. In total, he…

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Runner hits TV reporter’s backside during live report

JUST WATCHEDRunner hits TV reporter’s backside during live reportReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCHWSAV TV reporter Alex Bozarjian was reporting live from a race in Savannah, Georgia, when a runner hit her on her backside. Source: CNNStories worth watching (13 Videos)Runner hits TV reporter’s backside during live reportThis is the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year2019 Hero…

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Hockey player Akim Aliu gets apology for blackface incident from his former team

(CNN)Ex-National Hockey League player Akim Aliu got a public apology from his former team for “wrongdoing” by an equipment manager who was photographed in blackface. The Colorado Eagles, a minor league hockey team affiliated with the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, apologized Wednesday to Aliu for a 2011 incident in which head equipment manager Tony Deynzer was…

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Rohingya refugees reject Aung San Suu Kyi’s ‘lies on genocide’

Rohingya refugees have accused former Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi of lying to the International Court of Justice in testimony, in which she denied that her country’s armed forces were guilty of genocide against the Muslim minority group. “The world will judge their claim of no genocide with evidence,” Mohammed Mohibullah, chairman of the…

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Pakistani lawyers go on a rampage after row with doctors

A medical officer said the attackers forced doctors and nurses to flee, leaving patients in emergency and intensive care unattended [Mohsin Raza/Reuters] More than 100 lawyers stormed and ransacked a hospital in Pakistan on Wednesday to avenge what they said was an assault by doctors there on a fellow advocate, and an elderly patient died…

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Christchurch mosque attacks inquiry delayed due to complexity

Christchurch, New Zealand – Sitting inside the now-pristine women’s section of Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, Jumayah Jones described how March 15 had begun as “a normal day”. She had been watching the imam’s sermon via videolink from the adjacent room when gunfire suddenly rang out from the front doorway, the beginning of an attack…

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Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein reaches $25m deal with accusers

Hollywood film and television mogul Harvey Weinstein and his former film studio’s board have reached a tentative $25m settlement that would end nearly every sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against him and his company, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The Times cited six lawyers in its report, some of whom spoke about the proposed…

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Panipat irks Afghans over founding father’s portrayal

Afghans have expressed disappointment over the portrayal of the country’s founding father in the latest Bollywood period drama, Panipat, set in the 18th century. The film depicts the 1761 Battle of Panipat fought between the forces of Afghan ruler Ahmad Shah Abdali and the army of Marathas, a Hindu community mainly based in the western Indian…

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Qatar’s Al Sadd kick off Club World Cup campaign with win

Doha, Qatar – Two goals in extra-time have helped hosts Al Sadd beat Hienghene Sport 3-1 in the opening match of the FIFA Club World Cup 2019 in Qatar’s capital, Doha. Both sides were tied 1-1 after the end of normal time in front of a small crowd that gathered on Wednesday at Al Sadd’s Jassim…

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Rights groups slam Trump’s plan to sign anti-Semitism order

Washington, DC – Palestinian groups, free speech advocates and liberal Jewish organisations blasted, on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump’s plan to reportedly sign an executive order that would threaten to withhold federal funding from educational institutions that fail to combat a broadened definition of anti-Semitism.  According to the New York Times, which first reported the plan, the…

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Scores of soldiers killed in Niger base attack

At least 71 Nigerien soldiers have been killed in an attack on a military camp in the west of the country, according to the defence ministry. In a televised statement, a ministry spokesman said “a substantial number of terrorists were neutralised” in Tuesday’s attack which also left 12 military personnel wounded and others missing. More: Twelve dead in…

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Studio B, Unscripted: With Patrisse Cullors and Lowkey

In this episode of Studio B: Unscripted, US artist and activist Patrisse Cullors meets British Iraqi rapper and campaigner Lowkey, to talk race, politics, activism and protest. In 2013, Cullors co-founded the Black Lives Matter activist movement which campaigns against violence and systemic racism. She helped to propagate the cause globally and in 2016 she…

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Details of sweeping pension reforms fuel French anger

Paris, France – Labour unions on Wednesday said they would extend strikes that have already paralysed much of France’s transport network for nearly a week, after Prime Minister Edouard Philippe revealed details of the government’s highly controversial plan to overhaul the French pension system.  “The government is making a fool of everyone,” said Philippe Martinez, the…

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Graham contradicts Trump: Russia, not Ukraine, hacked Democrats in 2016

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar asked inspector general Michael Horowitz whether he found any information that would undermine several of the most important findings from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “We don’t take issue with any part of the special counsel’s report,” Horowitz said. The inspector general also noted that his own report cites Mueller’s report on several…

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Man City down early as Dinamo Zagreb look to make history

Here’s how the two teams line up in Madrid. Remember, Atletico wins and it goes through. If it fails to win, Leverkusen could pinch second spot with a win over Juventus.Gabriel Jesus gets his and Manchester City’s second of the match to turn this game on its head.The Brazilian plays a delightful one-two with Phil…

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Deadly New Jersey shootout started with ‘targeted’ attack on kosher market

(CNN)Tuesday’s deadly shooting in New Jersey was a deliberate attack on people inside a kosher market, with surveillance video showing the shooters calmly exiting a van and firing into the store with long guns, city officials said Wednesday.The shooters were a male and a female, and investigators are checking into writings with anti-Semitic and anti-police…

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Bolsonaro is laying the foundations of a new dictatorship

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who was elected last year on a ticket to reduce crime, end corruption and strengthen the economy through conservative policies, has long been accused of posing a serious threat to human rights and rule of law in the country. Indeed, since taking office in January this year, the former army…

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India’s Parliament approves contentious citizenship bill

India’s Parliament has approved a controversial citizenship bill that grants citizenship to minorities facing persecution from three neighbouring countries – but excludes Muslims. A day after clearing the lower house, the Citizenship Amendment Bill was passed on Wednesday by the upper house, with 125 members voting in its favour and 105 against it. More: What…

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Senate could start Trump impeachment trial in January: McConnell

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said the Republican-led chamber could start an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, next month. McConnell said that if the Democrat-dominated House of Representatives approves articles of impeachment, introduced on Tuesday, then the trial in the Senate will be “first order of business in…

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Chile security forces accused of grave rights abuses

News / Chile Chilean government accused of failing to stop human rights abuses by security forces as they crack down on protests. by Lucia Newman11 Dec 2019 16:12 GMT The Chilean government has been accused of failing to stop human rights abuses by security forces. The country has been witnessing the worst social unrest since…

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Greta Thunberg named 2019 Time Person of the Year

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019, NBC’s Today show announced on Wednesday. Thunberg, who turns 17 in January and who is known for her blunt, straightforward addresses to world leaders, has urged immediate action to address what she describes as the global climate crisis. Greta…

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Multiple foreign armed groups involved in Libya conflict: UN

Multiple armed groups from Sudan and Chad have been involved in the conflict in Libya this year, said a report by the United Nations. The UN report published on Tuesday named five Sudanese and four Chadian armed groups, which it said contributed several thousand combatants to both sides of the civil war. But it did not…

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China trumps Turkey as worst jailer of journalists in 2019: CPJ

China has imprisoned at least 48 journalists so far in 2019, more than any other country, displacing Turkey as the most oppressive place for the profession, a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said.  The report, released on Wednesday, noted that the number has “steadily increased since President Xi Jinping consolidated political control” in…

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‘Son of Afghanistan’: Murals honour slain Japanese doctor

A group of Afghan activists and artists have painted a mural to pay tribute to the humanitarian work of a Japanese doctor, who was killed by gunmen last week in eastern province of Afghanistan. Dr Tetsu Nakamura, 73, was shot dead by unknown gunmen along with five other Afghans in Jalalabad on December 4, triggering an outpouring…

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Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar against genocide allegations

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi defended genocide allegations against Myanmar’s military on Wednesday at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), amid accusations of mass killings, rape, and expulsion of the Rohingya Muslim minority. The Gambia, a small West African country, launched filed the case at the ICJ in The Hague, the United Nations’s highest court, alleging it violated…

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Deadly Cyclone Belna makes landfall in northwest Madagascar

A visible look form space as Cyclone Belna made landfall on the northwestern coast of Madagascar on Dec 9. [NASA] Nine people were killed and three are missing in northwest Madagascar after Cyclone Belna came ashore with winds equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane. The cyclone near the coastal town of Soalala with winds of up…

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How Brexit changed what it means to be British

CNN traveled to four identically named streets in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England to find out what people think being British means today. Best experienced with headphones The United Kingdom is made up of four countries. In 2016, Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain in the European Union, while England and Wales voted…

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Read our annotated version of the impeachment charges

House Democrats unveiled the two articles of impeachment they prepared against President Donald Trump after a two-and-a-half month investigation into his pressure on Ukraine to investigate his 2020 political rival Joe Biden as well as conspiracy theories about foreign interference in the 2016 presidential election. RESOLUTION Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States,…

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Six people dead in New Jersey shooting

Det. Joseph Seals, a 15-year-veteran of the Jersey City Police Department, was killed in today’s shooting, according to the city’s Police Chief Michael Kelly.“He was our leading police officer in removing guns from the street,” Kelly said. “Dozens and dozens of handguns, he is responsible for removing from the street.”Seals was part of the Cease…

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How Brexit changed what it means to be British

CNN traveled to four identically named streets in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England to find out what people think being British means today. Best experienced with headphones The United Kingdom is made up of four countries. In 2016, Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain in the European Union, while England and Wales voted…

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Trump desperately using lies to fight impeachment

(CNN)On Capitol Hill the case for impeaching Donald Trump has sharpened into a clear picture of abuse of power. Simultaneously, at the Justice Department, the inspector general demolished a conspiracy theory Trump has cited to justify his effort to destroy public confidence in American national security agencies. But if you expect the President and his…

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Afghan suicide bomber hits medical facility near US airbase

A powerful suicide bombing on Wednesday targeted an under-construction medical facility near Bagram airbase north of the capital Kabul, the US military said. There were no US or coalition casualties, but a medical base being built for locals was badly damaged, Resolute Support, the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan, said in a statement. America’s main air…

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US panel eyes sanctions against Indian home minister Amit Shah

A federal panel on religion has urged the United States to weigh sanctions against India’s Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah if the south Asian nation adopts legislation that excludes Muslims from a path to citizenship for religious minorities from its neighbours. Shah is a close associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose Hindu nationalist-led…

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Increased activity on New Zealand’s Whakaari stymies recovery

Experts said geothermal activity on New Zealand’s Whakaari Island increased significantly on Wednesday, dealing a blow to relatives waiting for crews to recover the bodies that remain there following a deadly eruption two days earlier. Volcanic tremors rose in the morning, accompanied by an increase in the amount of steam and mud being released at…

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International experts quit Hong Kong police protest probe

An international panel of experts hired to advise Hong Kong’s police watchdog in its handling of huge pro-democracy protests announced on Wednesday they were quitting, in a major setback for the government. The move came a month after a leaked statement from the group revealed they felt the city’s police watchdog was not equipped to…

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US slaps sanctions on Myanmar military chief over Rohingya abuses

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on four Myanmar military leaders, including the commander-in-chief, in the toughest action taken yet by Washington for alleged human rights abuses against the Rohingya and other minorities. The sanctions targeted military chief Min Aung Hlaing on the same day that Myanmar’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, attended…

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Jersey City shooting: Multiple people dead, officials say

Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a gunbattle on Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City, New Jersey, with the sound of heavy gunfire for hours, authorities said. The dead included two suspects, Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly said. The shooting took place at two scenes, starting…

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What are the articles of impeachment against Donald Trump?

US House Democrats on Tuesday introduced two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, charging the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.  Democrats launched their impeachment inquiry into Trump in September following a whistle-blower complaint that centred on a July 25 phone call between the US president and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy.…

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World Human Rights Day: Chileans mark day with protests

Antofagasta, Chile – The military loaded people onto boats and some were never seen again. It happened 46 years ago, but it is something Carlos Martinez will never forget. “Everyone saw what was happening,” he told Al Jazeera. A food vendor in his 60s, Martinez now lives in Antofagasta, in northern Chile. But in 1973,…

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White House veterans helped UAE build secret surveillance unit

In the years after 9/11, former United States counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke warned Congress that the country needed more expansive spying powers to prevent another catastrophe. Five years after leaving government, he shopped the same idea to an enthusiastic partner: an Arab monarchy with deep pockets. In 2008, Clarke went to work as a consultant…

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Infographic: Algeria’s presidential election at a glance

Algeria is set to hold a presidential election on December 12 despite ongoing popular protests demanding the vote be cancelled. Authorities in the North African country, a leading oil and gas producer, have previously abandoned planned polls twice this year – once in April and again in July. Demonstrators, who initially took to the streets…

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Articles of impeachment against President Trump unveiled

President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are both looking ahead to the Senate impeachment trial, but there is a growing divide between the two over what that trial should look like, CNN has learned. In conversations with the White House, the Kentucky Republican has made clear he hopes to end the trial as soon…

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Read the historic articles of impeachment against Trump

Updated 1636 GMT (0036 HKT) December 10, 2019 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds.WashingtonHouse Democratic leaders unveiled their articles of impeachment into President Donald Trump on Dec. 10, 2019. Read those articles below:

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Bill Cosby’s appeal of his sexual assault conviction is denied

(CNN)A Pennsylvania appeals court upheld Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction and rejected his argument that the case was wrongly decided against him.The comedian’s legal team filed an extensive appeal of Cosby’s conviction in June. The appeal argued the trial court ruled incorrectly in eight decisions, including by allowing five “prior bad acts” witnesses to testify…

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Growing divide between Trump and McConnell over impeachment

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are both looking ahead to the Senate impeachment trial, but there is a growing divide between the two over what that trial should look like, CNN has learned.In conversations with the White House, the Kentucky Republican has made clear he hopes to end the trial…

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US bars ex-Saudi diplomat from entering US over Khashoggi murder

The United States on Tuesday barred from entering the country Mohammed al Otaibi, who served as the Saudi consul general in Istanbul when Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in his consulate in 2018, the US State Department said. Al-Otaibi previously was the subject of a US asset freeze for his alleged role in Khashoggi’s…

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New Zealand: Eight missing after volcanic eruption ‘likely dead’

Police in New Zealand say the eight people still missing after Monday’s volcanic eruption are likely dead. At least six people were killed in the eruption on White Island and dozens more injured. Police have launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding their deaths. The volcano’s alert level had been raised in November, but tour…

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Trump impeachment: Democrats introduce two formal charges

US House Democratic leaders on Tuesday unveiled two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, charging the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, flanked by the chairmen of the impeachment inquiry committees, stood at the Capitol in what she called a “solemn act”.  House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler told…

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European court urges release of prominent Turkish activist

The European Court of Human Rights has called for the immediate release of Turkish businessman and activist Osman Kavala, saying there was a lack of reasonable suspicion that he had committed an offence. Kavala has been in jail in Turkey for more than two years while on trial on charges of attempting to overthrow the…

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UK PM questioned about young patient forced to sleep on floor

The UK’s general election campaign has entered its final stages ahead of Thursday’s vote. And the state of the National Health Service has been thrust to the top of the agenda after a photograph emerged of a four-year-old boy with suspected pneumonia sleeping on the floor of a hospital emergency department. Al Jazeera’s Paul Brennan…

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