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Masood Azhar, militant leader at the heart of the Kashmir crisis

Masood Azhar, militant leader at the heart of the Kashmir crisis

For eight days in 1999 the world watched in horror as hijackers diverted an Indian Airlines flight to Afghanistan and held the passengers hostage, the drama ending only when Delhi agreed to release three Kashmiri militants. Nearly 20 years later, India is still paying the price for that decision....

Vietnam announces traffic ban for possible Kim Jong Un summit arrival route

Vietnam announces traffic ban for possible Kim Jong Un summit arrival route

Vietnam has been preparing for Kim to arrive by train for the Feb. 27-28 summit in Hanoi, two sources with direct knowledge of security and logistics planning told Reuters on Wednesday. Kim's train will stop at the border station of Dong Dang where he will disembark and proceed 170 km (105...

A global look at the Catholic Church's sex abuse problem

A global look at the Catholic Church's sex abuse problem

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' high-stakes sex abuse prevention summit is meant to call attention to the crisis as a global problem that requires a global response.

Southwest Airlines flights temporarily grounded due to computer outage

Southwest Airlines flights temporarily grounded due to computer outage

Southwest temporarily grounded flights early Friday due to a computer glitch. The airline has been plagued by flight cancellations this week.

Donald Trump: Russian Asset?

Donald Trump: Russian Asset?

‘I think it’s possible” that President Donald Trump is a Russian asset, disgraced former FBI acting director Andrew McCabe told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday. McCabe also said to The Atlantic that FBI brass felt “concern about the president and whether or not he posed a national-security threat...

Tucker Carlson: Fox News host laughs along with guest after he suggests black people ‘need to move on’ from slavery

Tucker Carlson: Fox News host laughs along with guest after he suggests black people ‘need to move on’ from slavery

A guest who appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show said African Americans “need to move on” from slavery because it was abolished “a century-and-a-half ago”. Mark Steyn, a cultural commentator, made the comments on Thursday during a segment discussing 2020 presidential candidates who are in...

Palestinians bury teen killed by Israeli gunfire during border protests

Palestinians bury teen killed by Israeli gunfire during border protests

Gaza health officials say the 15-year-old boy was shot by Israeli troops during a protest attended by thousands on the Gaza Strip border. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Malnourished Venezuelans hope urgently needed aid arrives soon

Malnourished Venezuelans hope urgently needed aid arrives soon

The 38-year-old is one of many Venezuelans suffering from malnutrition as the once-prosperous, oil-rich OPEC nation has seen its economy halve in size over the last five years under President Nicolas Maduro. Venezuelans' diets have become ever more deficient in vitamins and protein, as...

Canada looks to reunite Syrian family after fire claims seven kids

Canada looks to reunite Syrian family after fire claims seven kids

Canada is looking to quickly bring over siblings of a Syrian refugee distraught over the loss of her seven children in a Halifax house fire, the prime minister said Thursday. "The immigration minister is seized with this particular case," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said when asked if...

India to Stop Its Share of Water From Flowing Into Pakistan

India to Stop Its Share of Water From Flowing Into Pakistan

On Friday, Pakistan’s army spokesman said that the country did not want a war with India but warned that Islamabad would retaliate and “dominate the escalation ladder” if New Delhi authorized any military strikes. “Pakistan’s armed forces shall never be surprised by you, but let me assure you we...

French bishops agree to compensation for sex abuse victims

French bishops agree to compensation for sex abuse victims

PARIS (AP) — Still struggling to come to terms with their share of responsibility in the clerical sex abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church, France's bishops have agreed to award financial compensation to victims whose cases fall outside of France's statute of limitations.

Southwest Airlines cancels nearly 400 flights as maintenance woes, winter storms linger

Southwest Airlines cancels nearly 400 flights as maintenance woes, winter storms linger

The airline continues to have a higher-than-usual number of aircraft out of service due to maintenance and is dealing with snow in Las Vegas.

North Carolina board votes to hold new House election over absentee ballot fraud

North Carolina board votes to hold new House election over absentee ballot fraud

The North Carolina Board of Elections voted unanimously to hold a new election in the state’s 9th District after overwhelming evidence of vote tampering.

Girl banned from wearing MAGA hat claims school is violating her First Amendment rights

Girl banned from wearing MAGA hat claims school is violating her First Amendment rights

A California high school student who was banned from wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat on campus is challenging her school district for impinging on her First Amendment rights. Maddie Mueller, who attends Clovis North High School in Fresno, is a member of Valley Patriots. The conservative...

Google moves to fix YouTube glitch exploited for child porn

Google moves to fix YouTube glitch exploited for child porn

Google-owned YouTube said Thursday it was taking action to close a loophole that enabled users to share comments and links on child pornography over the video-sharing service. The response came after a YouTube creator this week revealed what he called a "wormhole" that allowed comments...

North Korea's Kim begins long train trip to Vietnam for summit with Trump: report

North Korea's Kim begins long train trip to Vietnam for summit with Trump: report

The reports of Kim's departure from North Korea came after Vietnam announced that Kim would make an official visit in "coming days", as the Southeast Asian country prepares to host the summit with Trump on Wednesday and Thursday. Trump and Kim will meet in the Vietnamese capital,...

Venezuelan police fire teargas after clashes break out on border

Venezuelan police fire teargas after clashes break out on border

Police fired teargas on Saturday after clashes broke out among Venezuelans trying to cross the border into Colombia, which has been closed by President Nicolás Maduro to block shipments of aid organised by the opposition. The opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaidó will...

Global equities climb on hopeful trade talk vibes

Global equities climb on hopeful trade talk vibes

World stock markets advanced Friday as investors awaited what they hoped will be encouraging news from US-China trade talks in Washington, dealers said.

A 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback Is the Latest to Be Immortalized in Legos

A 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback Is the Latest to Be Immortalized in Legos

The Lego Creator Ford Mustang kit includes 1471 pieces.

Robert Kraft prostitution scandal exposes depth of modern slavery, sex trafficking industry

Robert Kraft prostitution scandal exposes depth of modern slavery, sex trafficking industry

Sex trafficking won't stop until the costs are high enough to make rich, powerful men feel that buying Chinese girls from a local spa isn't worth it.

Winter storm brings record snowfall to parts of Arizona

Winter storm brings record snowfall to parts of Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A winter storm that swept through the Southwest and brought a rare snowfall to the Las Vegas Strip and the mountains above Malibu in California pounded north-central Arizona with record amounts.

Johnson & Johnson stock price falls after federal subpoena on alleged asbestos in baby powder

Johnson & Johnson stock price falls after federal subpoena on alleged asbestos in baby powder

The Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission investigate the alleged asbestos contamination of Johnson & Johnson's baby powder.

Trump news - LIVE: House prepares to vote on national emergency resolution as new attack launched on abortion access

Trump news - LIVE: House prepares to vote on national emergency resolution as new attack launched on abortion access

House Democrats have filed their “resolution of disapproval” challenging Donald Trump‘s decision to call a national emergency in order to build a wall on the US southern border with Mexico. While the president has claimed there is a "crisis" of illegal immigration in the United States,...

Cardinal calls for global recognition of sex abuse in Catholic Church

Cardinal calls for global recognition of sex abuse in Catholic Church

A leading cardinal acknowledged the global scale of the child sex abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church on Friday, on the second day of a landmark summit at the Vatican on tackling paedophilia in the clergy. The refusal by some bishops -- notably in Asia and Africa -- to admit clerical...

Israel's Netanyahu to meet Putin in Moscow next week -statement

Israel's Netanyahu to meet Putin in Moscow next week -statement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Feb. 27, Netanyahu's office said on Thursday, with the focus likely to be on Middle East issues led by Syria. At the time, the Kremlin said Netanyahu and Putin were to discuss the situation...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez faces backlash after Amzaon’s decision to pull out of building a new NYC headquarters

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez faces backlash after Amzaon’s decision to pull out of building a new NYC headquarters

Job Creators Network bought a billboard in Times Square blasting New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her role in Amazon’s decision to no longer build a new headquarters in New York City; Doug McKelway reports.

Venezuela troops fire tear gas on demo at Colombia border

Venezuela troops fire tear gas on demo at Colombia border

Ureña (Venezuela) (AFP) - Venezuelan forces on Saturday fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up a crowd demanding to cross a closed border bridge to Colombia, AFP journalists reported. "We want to work!" they chanted while facing the Venezuelan National Guard riot police who were...

Amazon lessons for voters, taxpayers, New York and the 237 other places that bid for HQ2

Amazon lessons for voters, taxpayers, New York and the 237 other places that bid for HQ2

Did Amazon stop needing New York, or did New York drive it away? As cities across America compete for jobs, the messy breakup is a cautionary tale.

The Latest: Snow forces closure of Vegas to Phoenix route

The Latest: Snow forces closure of Vegas to Phoenix route

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on rare snowfall in the Las Vegas area (all times local):

Tesla Model 3 Loses CR Recommendation | Reliability

Tesla Model 3 Loses CR Recommendation | Reliability

Tesla Model 3 Loses CR Recommendation Over Reliability Issues Consumer Reports can no longer recommend the newest Tesla—the Model 3 electric sedan—because members say they’ve identified a number...

Trump ally Stone gets gag order after 'crosshairs' post

Trump ally Stone gets gag order after 'crosshairs' post

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge issued a broad gag order forbidding Roger Stone to discuss his criminal case with anyone and gave him a stinging reprimand Thursday over the longtime Trump confidant's posting of a photo of the judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of a gun.

'Hear the cry of the little ones': Pope Francis demands action from bishops as sex abuse summit opens

'Hear the cry of the little ones': Pope Francis demands action from bishops as sex abuse summit opens

Pope Francis urged high-ranking church officials gathered at the Vatican to "hear the cry of the little ones" who are victims of sexual abuse.

More than 100 separatists detained in Kashmir in pre-election crackdown

More than 100 separatists detained in Kashmir in pre-election crackdown

On Saturday there were increasing signs that the military clampdown in Indian-controlled Kashmir and the government’s threats against Pakistan were prompting panic buying of fuel, medicines and food. Mohammad Amin Rather, owner of A-Z grocery Store in the Rajagh area of Srinagar, said:...

N. Carolina to hold new election in disputed US House race

N. Carolina to hold new election in disputed US House race

North Carolina officials on Thursday ordered a new congressional election after the contest -- the last undecided race in the US House of Representatives -- was tainted by fraud accusations. The southeastern state's board of elections voted to hold a new House race in the 9th District after...

Get the Insignia 8-Quart Multi-Function Pressure Cooker for less than $40 at Best Buy

Get the Insignia 8-Quart Multi-Function Pressure Cooker for less than $40 at Best Buy

When you get home from a long day, the last thing you want to do is spend an hour bent over a hot stove making dinner. Yeah you can pop something in a slow cooker before you leave for your day, but that takes advanced planning and sometimes you just don't have the time or energy for that. With...

Russia says US aid to Venezuela a 'pretext for military action'

Russia says US aid to Venezuela a 'pretext for military action'

Russia on Friday accused the United States of using aid deliveries to Venezuela as a ploy to carry out military action against President Nicolas Maduro's government. "A dangerous provocation, instigated and led by Washington, is planned for February 23," foreign ministry spokeswoman...

Khloe Kardashian's sisters Kim and Kourtney speak out amid cheating scandal

Khloe Kardashian's sisters Kim and Kourtney speak out amid cheating scandal

Khloe Kardashian's sisters, Kim and Kourtney, came to her defense in verydifferent ways on Thursday amid allegations that Tristan Thompson cheated onher with Kylie Jenner's best friend, Jordyn Woods

Ford launches probe into actual emissions of its vehicles

Ford launches probe into actual emissions of its vehicles

Ford has launched an investigation into the actual emissions of its vehicles after employees reported errors in data given to authorities, the automaker said. "In September, a handful of employees raised a concern... regarding the analytical modeling that is part of our US fuel economy and...

Mercedes-Benz Recall | Automated System Problem

Mercedes-Benz Recall | Automated System Problem

Mercedes-Benz Vehicles Recalled for Partially Automated Driving System Problem Mercedes-Benz is recalling 6,200 S-Class sedans, coupes, and convertibles from the 2018 and 2019 model years becaus...

IRS employee charged in leak of Trump attorney records

IRS employee charged in leak of Trump attorney records

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have charged an IRS employee with leaking banking records of President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen that flagged suspicious activity, the U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco said Thursday.

Robert Kraft: New England Patriots owner charged in prostitution and human trafficking ring bust

Robert Kraft: New England Patriots owner charged in prostitution and human trafficking ring bust

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged in Florida after allegedly soliciting a prostitute, police say. Mr Kraft, 77, was charged by officials after an investigation in the city of Jupiter, where a sex sting operation targeted the Orchids of Asia Day Spa. Jupiter Police Chief...

Putin to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if you want one

Putin to U.S.: I'm ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if you want one

The Cuban Missile Crisis erupted in 1962 when Moscow responded to a U.S. missile deployment in Turkey by sending ballistic missiles to Cuba, sparking a standoff that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. More than five decades on, tensions are rising again over Russian fears that the...

More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq, an Iraqi security official said Thursday, marking the biggest repatriation from Syria of captured militants so far.

Carbon dioxide in our atmosphere may soar to levels not seen in 56 million years

Carbon dioxide in our atmosphere may soar to levels not seen in 56 million years

Emissions of carbon dioxide – the greenhouse gas most responsible for global warming – could soar to levels not seen in 56 million years, scientists warned.

Venezuela's Guaido defies travel ban as aid row turns deadly

Venezuela's Guaido defies travel ban as aid row turns deadly

Cúcuta (Colombia) (AFP) - Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido claimed the military helped him defy a travel ban by the government of President Nicolas Maduro as he joined thousands over the Colombian border on Friday for a charity concert to push for humanitarian aid deliveries. Maduro...

CORRECTED: Microsoft workers demand it drop $480 million U.S. Army contract

CORRECTED: Microsoft workers demand it drop $480 million U.S. Army contract

The organising effort, described to Reuters by three Microsoft workers, offers the latest example in the last year of tech employees protesting cooperation with governments on emerging technologies. Microsoft won a contract in November to supply the Army with at least 2,500 prototypes of augmented...

US Venezuelan consular offices are closed

US Venezuelan consular offices are closed

The Venezuelan opposition's envoy to Washington DC and members of his consular team gave a news conference on Thursday to provide details around Venezuela's consular offices in the United States. (Feb. 21)

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