• Japan holds the world's most powerful passport for 2019

    Japan holds the world's most powerful passport for 2019

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    Nigeria was 94 in 2018 but has risen by three spots as its passport can take its holder into 47 countries without a visa. Despite Irish passport holders being able to access eight more countries visa-free compared with last year, it fell by two places from last year's index, when citizens could go to the fifth most countries.
  • Bernie Sanders slams ‘absurd’ introduction of anti-BDS bill in Congress

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    The impacts of the shutdown were widening after a weekend of fitful staff-level negotiations at the White House yielded no result. "Well, I hope that isn't the case", McConnell said. With more than 130,000 federal workers and multiple department and agency offices located there, Maryland is among the states most affected by the shutdown.
  • UNHCR finds Australia-bound Saudi teen to be refugee

    UNHCR finds Australia-bound Saudi teen to be refugee

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    Rahaf al-Qunun", said Stefano Maron, a spokesman for Global Affairs Canada. "We will take her into Bangkok and provide her with safe shelter under the care of the UNHCR", Thai immigration chief Surachate Hakparn told reporters on Monday after United Nations officials escorted her out of the hotel.
  • Tongue Ring? US Man Caught Licking Strangers’ Doorbell for Three Hours

    Tongue Ring? US Man Caught Licking Strangers’ Doorbell for Three Hours

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    The home owners were not in town at the time of the incident, though their children were present. The man was caught on camera licking the doorbell. "You kind of laugh about it afterwards because technically he didn't harm anybody, he didn't break anything, said Dungan". "This just kind of re-enforces how important it is to have security within your home", said the homeowners.
  • Failed redaction reveals Paul Manafort's 'lies to FBI'

    Failed redaction reveals Paul Manafort's 'lies to FBI'

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    After leveling that accusation, prosecutors filed a heavily-redacted court document describing five areas in which Manafort is accused of lying to government investigators, including misleading statements about his contacts with Trump administration officials.
  • Russian tied to 2016 Trump Tower meeting indicted in separate US case

    Russian tied to 2016 Trump Tower meeting indicted in separate US case

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    Natalia Veselnitskaya , 43, was among a group of Russians who met with top Trump campaign figures in June 2016 after an intermediary suggested they had incriminating information on Hillary Clinton . Berman. This report , submitted by Russian Federation under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) with the U.S., was then cited by Veselnitskaya in defending the real estate company Prevezon Holdings Ltd.
  • London's Heathrow airport cancels flights after drone sighting

    London's Heathrow airport cancels flights after drone sighting

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    Police will also be allowed to fine users up to £100 (112 euros, $128) for failing to comply when instructed to land a drone , or not showing registration to operate a drone . Heathrow wants to accommodate an extra 25,000 flights per year ahead of the planned opening of a new runway at the airport. Heathrow has said it was working closely with authorities including the police and looking at relevant technology to combat the threat of drones .
  • Michigan Uber Driver Pleads Guilty to Murdering Six People

    Michigan Uber Driver Pleads Guilty to Murdering Six People

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    Jason Dalton's surprise move came more than three years after the shootings, which occurred over the course of a few hours in and around Kalamazoo, Michigan . He also pleaded guilty to killing Dorothy Brown , 74, Mary Jo Nye , 60, Barbara Hawthorne , 68, and Mary Lou Nye , 62 in a Cracker Barrel parking lot.
  • Woman dies after becoming stuck inside clothing bin, police say

    Woman dies after becoming stuck inside clothing bin, police say

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    She had become trapped in a charity clothing donation box situated behind a building. The openings of the bins are created to close after the donation has been placed inside the bin, but they can be deadly if someone positions themselves part way in the opening to reach in and grab clothes and the mechanism traps them.
  • USA targets suspected USS Cole bombing planner in Yemen - statement

    USA targets suspected USS Cole bombing planner in Yemen - statement

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    The US military is trying to verify reports that it has killed one of the men behind a deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen in 2000. "US forces are still assessing the results of the strike following a deliberate process to confirm his death", said Captain Bill Urban, a spokesman for US Central Command.
  • President Trump to give prime time address on border security Tuesday night

    President Trump to give prime time address on border security Tuesday night

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    Pence, who participated in weekend discussions on the shutdown, said Democratic staff said there would be no negotiations until the government is reopened. Trump, however, tweeted late Sunday afternoon that the meeting was productive . As the shutdown lurched into a third week, many Republicans watched nervously from the sidelines as hundreds of thousands of federal workers went without pay and government disruptions hit the lives of ordinary Americans.
  • World Bank president Jim Yong Kim announces surprise early resignation

    World Bank president Jim Yong Kim announces surprise early resignation

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    In April 2018, the Bank Group's Governors overwhelmingly approved a historic USD$13 billion capital increase for IBRD and IFC that will allow the Bank Group to support countries in reaching their development goals while responding to crises such as climate change, pandemics, fragility, and underinvestment in human capital around the world.
  • Lady being questioned after baby joyrides on automotive roof racks in Perth

    Lady being questioned after baby joyrides on automotive roof racks in Perth

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    Reported sightings of the Holden Captiva with the child on top suggest that the incident lasted around 10 minutes. It is not clear whether the driver knew the child was on the roof. It's believed the mother was unaware the child was on the roof of the moving vehicle. Another said they felt "sick to the stomach" when they saw the child on the auto.
  • Taiwan's China-sceptic ruling party to elect new head AFP, Taipei

    Taiwan's China-sceptic ruling party to elect new head AFP, Taipei

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    Mr Ing-wen told reporters in Taipei yesterday: "We hope that the global community takes it seriously and can voice support and help us". Samantha Vadas for TRT World explains that Beijing sees Taiwan as a renegade Chinese province rather than a country, and has been using dollar diplomacy to enforce this notion within the global community through attractive aid packages and insistence that airlines change the way they present Taiwan on their websites.
  • Trucks used to test UK's no-deal Brexit preparedness

    Trucks used to test UK's no-deal Brexit preparedness

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    In December, May made a decision to postpone a parliamentary vote meant to ratify the agreement at the last minute after it became clear that it would be overwhelmingly defeated in the House of Commons. A paper written by Tory former Cabinet minister Lord Lilley, along with Labour Leave general secretary Brendan Chilton, also backed a WTO-style Brexit, claiming that concerns raised about the approach were similar to fears about the Millennium Bug.
  • Boxer on the run after Paris riots

    Boxer on the run after Paris riots

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    Christophe Dettinger, 36, was caught on video using his fists and feet against officers on a bridge over the Seine during weekend anti-government protests. The "yellow vest" protest movement, which has now seen protests on eight consecutive Saturdays, was initially triggered by anger over an increase in fuel taxes .
  • Forget Concrete, Let's Build A Steel Wall Instead

    Forget Concrete, Let's Build A Steel Wall Instead

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    US President Donald Trump will travel to the border with Mexico on Friday, the White House announced. "We have a crisis at the border of drugs, of human beings being trafficked all over the world", Trump said. Nancy Pelosi , speaker of the House of Representatives, has said Democrats will start approving individual bills to reopen government departments, starting with the Treasury, so Americans could get their tax refunds.
  • No Deal Out Of 'Contentious' Shutdown Meeting At The White House

    No Deal Out Of 'Contentious' Shutdown Meeting At The White House

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    However, the impasse is likely to remain as the Republican-controlled Senate is expected to block the legislation amid veto threats by the White House. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was slated to give the congressional leaders a border security briefing, but was interrupted by Democrats and was unable to deliver the briefing.
  • Malaysia's King Steps Down: Palace Statement

    Malaysia's King Steps Down: Palace Statement

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    A statement from the national palace confirmed the resignation of the relatively youthful monarch, known for his fondness for four-wheel driving and other extreme sports. The couple Wednesday in Moscow at a lavish ceremony following strict Islamic traditions, including being alcohol free with halal food. "When Mahathir was asked to confirm the marriage in November, he said he "[did not] have any official confirmation, so I can't say anything".
  • Thailand says Saudi woman in asylum case to be sent back

    Thailand says Saudi woman in asylum case to be sent back

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    The incident comes against the backdrop of intense scrutiny of Saudi Arabia over its investigation and handling of the shocking murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a year ago, which has renewed criticism of the kingdom's rights record. Thai immigration chief Surachate Hakparn said that Qunun was now "waiting for boarding, our immigration officer and Saudi Arabian embassy officials are with her".