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World Sisi sent strong messages to United States on Jerusalem: Parliament
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Jerusalem is key to Muslims and Christians, as it is to Jews. Jordan lost eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank to Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967. "It is key to peace in the region and key to enabling Muslims to effectively fight some of the root causes of radicalization", King Abdullah II told Pence in Amman.

World Mattis: Pentagon Shifting Focus to Great Power Competition - 'Not Terrorism'
Author: 0 Mattis: Pentagon Shifting Focus to Great Power Competition - 'Not Terrorism'

Responding to the defence strategy, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, speaking through an interpreter at a news conference at the United Nations, said the U.S. Ryan, who did not take audience questions and hurried back to the Capitol as Congress faces a funding deadline before a possible Friday shutdown , said the United States is in the " most complex security environment we have seen since World War II" and the Air Force is the smallest in its nation's history.

World North Korea's Olympic move a chance for U.S. talks, analyst says
Author: 0 North Korea's Olympic move a chance for U.S. talks, analyst says

A red banner attached to a border fence in Dandong - a major trading hub separated from North Korea by the Yalu River - has a cold war-like message to residents. For people flying in East Asia, it's not a far-fetched idea. The country has tested short, medium, intermediate, and intercontinental-range ballistic missiles, or ICBMs along with testing fission bomb.

World Politicians congratulate New Zealand PM on pregnancy
Author: 0 Politicians congratulate New Zealand PM on pregnancy

When asked whether she had advice for Ms Ardern regarding balancing her work and a baby, Cotillard simply said, "She'll manage". News that Ardern will give birth in June - shortly after which her television producer partner, Clarke Gayford, will become the primary caregiver - has been hailed as a thrilling landmark.

World Unique: Train? I get greater than individuals assume, Trump says
Author: 0 Unique: Train? I get greater than individuals assume, Trump says

The White House , in an attempt to dispel concerns about Donald Trump's mental state, is highlighting the results of a test developed by a Canadian immigrant from Lebanon. At 6 feet 3 inches tall and 239 pounds, by medical measurements, the president is considered overweight and almost obese. He's very articulate when he speaks to me.

World These are the 20 finalists for Amazon's new headquarters
Author: 0 These are the 20 finalists for Amazon's new headquarters

A company spokesman later clarified it was referring to the metropolitan Boston area and that proposals from both the city of Boston itself and from Somerville would move on to the next phase of the selection process. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett won't disclose exact locations but he said Indy's proposal includes potential sites within the city and at least one in a surrounding county.

World Reps. Beyer, Wittman bill would protect federal workers' pay
Author: 0 Reps. Beyer, Wittman bill would protect federal workers' pay

The measure needs 60 votes to win approval in the Senate, so it requires some Democratic support. An official government estimate said it shaved 0.3% percentage points off of the nation's gross domestic product that quarter, the broad measure of overall economic activity.

World Odd and surreal: One year covering Donald Trump
Author: 0 Odd and surreal: One year covering Donald Trump

The doctor assumed care of Trump when he took office in 2016 and has spent a "significant" amount of time with the president over the past year. The White House said Trump had no intention of apologizing. "The president's overall health is excellent", he said, repeating "excellent" eight times: "Hands down, there's no question that he is in the excellent range".

World Bawana fire: Delhi CM orders inquiry, announces ex-gratia
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The fire quickly spread upwards from the basement, trapping almost two dozen workers on the upper floors, said an official at the capital's emergency service. The authorities say at least two major fires are reported from the industrial zone every year. At the time of filing this report, 10 fire tenders were at the spot and trying to douse the flames.

World With 5 out of 5, Agni missile programme is bang on
Author: 0 With 5 out of 5, Agni missile programme is bang on

In a tweet, Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the missile launch marks a "major boost to the defense capabilities of our country". The test flight on Thursday from the Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha, With also marks a hat trick of hits from a canister on a road mobile launcher.

World Militants Storm Top Hotel in Afghan Capital
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Although details are unclear, ministry spokesman Najib Danish said that the attackers included suicide bombers. Afghan officials say that a top hotel in Kabul came under militant attack Saturday night. A statement read: "We are aware of reports that extremist groups may be planning an attack against hotels in Kabul ". The Intercontinental is a state-owned hotel which often hosts weddings, conferences and political gatherings.

World 'Fit For Duty': White House Physician Sees No Concerns About Trump's Health
Author: 0 'Fit For Duty': White House Physician Sees No Concerns About Trump's Health

Trump does not suffer from mental issues that prevent him from functioning in office, New York Times reported. According to the White House, the United States president spent three hours on his check-up with the doctor Ronny Jackson and military doctors at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

World Trump takes to Twitter to blast Democrats over DACA
Author: 0 Trump takes to Twitter to blast Democrats over DACA

He insisted the White House was "ready, willing and able to make a deal on DACA ". "It's frightful for the security of our country", Trump said , noting there was not enough funding for the wall he has promised to build on the U.S. However, as lawmakers return from the holiday weekend, the mood on Capitol Hill between the two parties - and even between factions within Republican enclaves - has soured after a tumultuous week that included a bipartisan group of senators announcing they had ...

World Hulk Smashes Rumors He Will Run for Florida Senate…For Now
Author: 0 Hulk Smashes Rumors He Will Run for Florida Senate…For Now

In other "B-list celebrities who've decided against running for public office" news, Hulk Hogan (born Terry Bollea ) just added his name to the "no" column - for now. Rumors of Hogan's candidacy were reignited earlier this week after Donald Trump's former adviser Roger Stone announced he was attempting to convince the WWE star to vie for Democratic Sen.

World Vladimir Putin takes dip in freezing water to observe Epiphany
Author: 0 Vladimir Putin takes dip in freezing water to observe Epiphany

The Russian president walked to the pool in a fur coat, on his way, asking the journalists whether they were feeling cold and then took a dip in the cold waters of the lake blessed by the Russian clergy. On 19 January Orthodox Christians celebrate Holy Epiphany, one of the The Twelve Great Feasts. This is not the first time Putin has taken part in the Epiphany ceremony, although it is the first publicly viewed occurrence, Peskov said.

World Repeated Hits Trigger CTE Even With out Concussion, Research Says
Author: 0 Repeated Hits Trigger CTE Even With out Concussion, Research Says

Efforts to protect athletes have largely focused on preventing concussions, but the study suggests that head injuries that are not strong enough to cause a concussion can lead to CTE. It seems that some of those mice, when subjected to head impacts, went on to display symptoms of CTE-like impairment despite never showing signs of concussion.

World UK's Boris Johnson suggests building a bridge to France
Author: 0 UK's Boris Johnson suggests building a bridge to France

Olympic masterplanner Steve Lawrence earlier told us Johnson was "daft as a brush" for suggesting such a huge project. "Let's finish things that already underway before thinking of new ones". Mr Johnson said in a tweet that the United Kingdom and France had agreed that a panel of experts should be assigned to look at "major projects". Experts have said a bridge is "entirely feasible", possibly with a stretch of tunnel in the middle to avoid having an impact on one of the busiest shipping ...

World Facebook expands probe into whether Russian spies swung Brexit vote
Author: 0 Facebook expands probe into whether Russian spies swung Brexit vote

His committee in October asked Facebook, Twitter Inc. and other internet companies to provide information about how the Russian government used social media accounts to influence the Brexit vote and the 2017 election. In its Brexit report , Facebook also only looked at known Russian trollfarm the Internet Research Agency pages or account profiles - which it had previously identified in its USA election disinformation probe.

World Brigitte Bardot Slams #MeToo Movement As 'Hypocritical, Ridiculous'
Author: 0 Brigitte Bardot Slams #MeToo Movement As 'Hypocritical, Ridiculous'

A little over a week after 100 prominent French women signed a letter calling the #MeToo movement a "witch hunt" against men, actress Brigitte Bardot has chose to weigh in with her own thoughts on the push against sexual harassment. Legendary French actress Brigitte Bardot denounced the #MeToo movement and the increase in Hollywood figures speaking out against sexual harassment in an interview with French magazine Paris Match .

World Will Ferrell hijacks Roger Federer's post-match interview at Australian Open
Author: 0 Will Ferrell hijacks Roger Federer's post-match interview at Australian Open

As far as how Will Ferrell even managed to score the opportunity to interview Roger Federer on television, the actor has been a part of a handful of celebrity-backed tennis benefits throughout the years. "Maybe. Maybe not" said a cautious Federer. Gunning for a seventh Australian Open title, he was glad to be back at the coal face, having missed the competitive edge.

World Poll schedule announced for Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland
Author: 0 Poll schedule announced for Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland

He said electronic voting machines and VVPATs (voter verifiable paper audit trail) will be used in all the three states to enhance transparency and credibility of the election process. As for the Nagaland State Assembly, the Naga People's Front is now dominating the House. The real fight to watch out for would be in Tripura where Left has been in power for five terms with Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on the driver's seat for four consecutive terms.

World Hawaii Emergency System Password Was Revealed
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Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued an on-air apology Tuesday after issuing an alert incorrectly claiming that North Korea had launched a ballistic missile. That's different from OR, where statewide text alerts are written anew and have to get supervisor approval, said Chris Murray, chair of the State Emergency Communications Committee.