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People Facebook faces 'record-setting' fine over privacy violations
Author: 0 Facebook faces 'record-setting' fine over privacy violations

The Washington Post reported earlier on the fine and said the agency's five commissioners met recently to discuss it. USA authorities are reportedly considering imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook after the data of tens of millions of its users was harvested by political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica .

People Lebanon's Aoun urges greater efforts to repatriate Syrian refugees
Author: 0 Lebanon's Aoun urges greater efforts to repatriate Syrian refugees

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani and Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz were the only two to attend, after a series of obstacles mired the conference in controversy only days before delegates arrived. Syria was suspended from the Arab League in 2011, but some members are pushing for its reinstatement and others have reopened shuttered embassies in Damascus.

People Several dead after bomb blast in Syrian capital Damascus
Author: 0 Several dead after bomb blast in Syrian capital Damascus

The projectile was sacked shortly after Syrian state media said Israel conducted a rare daylight missile attack in and around Damascus. It said that shooting followed the explosion. There were no immediate reports on the extent of any damage. Usually silent about its attacks on Iranian targets near its frontier, Israel has lifted the veil this month, a sign of confidence in a campaign waged amid occasional tensions with Syria's big-power backer Russian Federation.

People World Economic Forum warns of impact of global tensions
Author: 0 World Economic Forum warns of impact of global tensions

Environmental threats-including extreme weather, failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation, natural disasters, biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse, and man-made environmental disasters-dominate the top 10 lists for both likelihood and impact.

People Vladimir Putin gifted puppy by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic
Author: 0 Vladimir Putin gifted puppy by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic

Russian Federation was among the first countries to condemn Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia in 2008, and it has since voted against the membership of Kosovo in worldwide institutions in line with Belgrade's policies. The problem of Kosovo will not be solved soon because the Albanians living in the split region are not ready for a compromise, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday.

People Pittsburgh Weather: Wind Chill Advisory Issued As Temperatures Continue To Fall
Author: 0 Pittsburgh Weather: Wind Chill Advisory Issued As Temperatures Continue To Fall

Wind chill readings will be between 4 below and 9 above Saturday into Sunday morning, even as wind speeds decrease. The warning will end Monday with Environment Canada calling for a high of -16C. The health office and first responders were expected to encourage homeless people to seek indoor shelter. Temperatures are expected to warm up slightly Sunday, reaching the lower 30s.

People Tear gas fired as hundreds march to Sudan presidential palace
Author: 0 Tear gas fired as hundreds march to Sudan presidential palace

Protests broke out in six cities in Sudan on Thursday. The committee said the two were killed with "live ammunition" but did not specify who had fired the shots. Deadly protests have rocked Sudan since they first erupted on Dece 19 after a government decision to raise the price of bread. "I am very concerned about reports of excessive use of force, including live ammunition, by Sudanese state security forces during large-scale demonstrations in various parts of the country since 19 ...

People Afghan president thanks PM Khan for Pakistan's 'sincere facilitation' of peace efforts
Author: 0 Afghan president thanks PM Khan for Pakistan's 'sincere facilitation' of peace efforts

President Ashraf Ghani in a phone conversation with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on January 17 discussed the issues around Afghan-lead and Afghan-owned peace process. The Taliban has objected to government involvement in its meetings with Khalilzad and wants foreign troops to leave Afghanistan. Russian Federation and Iran have held meetings with the Taliban in recent months, while China has also made overtures.

People Kenyans urge boost in security after Nairobi siege
Author: 0 Kenyans urge boost in security after Nairobi siege

Undoubtedly, Kenya's security forces have emerged as the heroes in the wake of the terrorist attack on the upmarket Dusit Luxury Hotel and Business Complex on 14 Riverside Drive Westlands, Nairobi on January 15, 2018. Kenyan authorities say 21 people, including one police officer, were killed by the attackers. He said Interpol's role is to help coordinate the worldwide investigative response in support of the Kenyan authorities as they investigate this appalling terrorist attack.

People 5 killed in vehicle bombing
Author: 0 5 killed in vehicle bombing

The death toll from a vehicle bomb blast outside a police academy in Colombia on Thursday climbed to nine, officials said, Trend reports citing Xinhua. "My sincerest thoughts go to the family, friends and companions of Erika Chico". The US embassy in Bogota offered its "help in investigating this reprehensible attack".

People Winter storm causes plane to skid off runway at Chicago airport
Author: 0 Winter storm causes plane to skid off runway at Chicago airport

ET. The average delay at O'Hare was almost an hour Saturday afternoon. Snow will start Saturday evening in Boston and NY, which will then turn into a wintry mix and freezing rain overnight into Sunday. A massive winter storm has brought up to 10 inches of snow to some parts of the Midwest and is expected to hit the Northeast on Sunday. Following the storm system, some areas of the Midwest were expecting high winds and bitter cold.

People Sea-Watch rescues 47 asylum seekers, 100 reported dead
Author: 0 Sea-Watch rescues 47 asylum seekers, 100 reported dead

A vessel that went down off the Libyan coast has left at least 117 migrants missing in what could be the deadliest disaster in the Mediterranean in more than a year, the United Nations migration agency said Saturday, citing reports from rescued migrants.

People Ex-PM Major urges May to drop Brexit ‘red lines’
Author: 0 Ex-PM Major urges May to drop Brexit ‘red lines’

It's a commitment to you, our members and our movement. "As I have set out repeatedly in our exchanges across the despatch box and in my previous letter, Labour would support a deal based on a new customs union with a United Kingdom say on future trade deals, a strong single market relationship, and guarantees on workers' rights, consumer standards and environmental protections".

People Trump to offer deal to end shutdown but still wants wall money
Author: 0 Trump to offer deal to end shutdown but still wants wall money

The president and his aides have said he will not budge on his demand for USD5.7 billion dollars for his border wall . Trump declared in a statement from the White House that he was "here today to break the logjam and provide Congress with a path forward to end the government shutdown and solve the crisis on the southern border".

People Suspected car bomb explodes in Northern Ireland
Author: 0 Suspected car bomb explodes in Northern Ireland

The PSNI sent out the warning via social media, telling people to stay away from Bishop Street Within while they investigate the suspected explosion. The explosion took place outside a local courthouse, prompting a major police operation.

People Migrant caravan winds towards the US
Author: 0 Migrant caravan winds towards the US

People belonging to a caravan of migrants from Honduras en route to the United States, walk at the border crossing to Mexico in Hidalgo, Mexico, on January 18, 2019. Migration officials did not reply to requests for comment on why the wrist bands were not required on Friday. In a radio interview, Mexico's National Coordinator of Civil Protection David Leon said he did not have precise figures of the number of migrants that entered, but it was estimated to be about 800.

People DR Congo court upholds Tshisekedi presidential election win
Author: 0 DR Congo court upholds Tshisekedi presidential election win

Runner-up Martin Fayulu has previously described the outcome as an " electoral coup " forged by Tshisekedi and departing President Joseph Kabila . The challenges in DR Congo are related to polls held on December 30, previous year where the country's electoral commission, Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), declared Felix Tshisekedi as the victor.

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Author: 0 "My Actions Against Corruption Infuriated Some": PM's Dig At Opposition

Banerjee's United India rally is being seen as an effort to unite the Opposition against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party at the Centre ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. "This grand alliance is not just against me but the people of this country". "My actions against corruption have infuriated some people". H.D Deve Gowda, who was briefly prime minister in the 1990s, said regional parties were powerful but "cannot save India without uniting".

People Baier: Giuliani 'Needed Cleanup on Aisle 4' After Latest 'No Collusion' Claim
Author: 0 Baier: Giuliani 'Needed Cleanup on Aisle 4' After Latest 'No Collusion' Claim

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors have been investigating Trump campaign links to Russian Federation for 20 months and whether Trump, as president, obstructed justice by trying to thwart the probe. Manafort explained to the Government attorneys and investigators that he would have given the Ukrainian peace plan more thought, had the issue not been raised during the period he was engaged with work related to the presidential campaign.

People Rep. Condemns MAGA-Clad Students Filmed Mocking Native American Man
Author: 0 Rep. Condemns MAGA-Clad Students Filmed Mocking Native American Man

In the video, several of the boys can be seen wearing apparel from Covington Catholic School in Park Hills, Kentucky, and while it's not confirmed all of the people involved attend the school, a majority of Covington's social channels were either set to private or deleted completely sometime after the video surfaced.

People At least 20 killed in pipeline explosion in central Mexico
Author: 0 At least 20 killed in pipeline explosion in central Mexico

The company initially had said the explosion was caused by illegal taps in the pipeline, and Fayad called on the community not to steal gasoline. Lopez Obrador said the army had been right to avoid a confrontation due to the large number of people seeking to make off with a trove of free fuel - a few liters of which are worth more than the daily minimum wage in Mexico.

People Women's March organizers respond to controversy leading up to rally
Author: 0 Women's March organizers respond to controversy leading up to rally

Organizers had originally planned to gather Saturday on the National Mall, but with the forecast calling for snow and freezing rain Saturday and the National Park Service no longer plowing the snow, the march's location and route was altered this week to start at Freedom Plaza and march down Pennsylvania Avenue past the Trump International Hotel.

People LAUSD employee caught on video making racist remarks to teachers on strike
Author: 0 LAUSD employee caught on video making racist remarks to teachers on strike

We'll hear the debate on both sides. There's another important relationship between Los Angeles and New York City, they are home to the largest LGBTQ communities in the nation (with NYC once again edging us out... The school district is hoping to hold on to its $1.9 billion in reserves and continue defunding, dismantling, and privatizing the city's 900 public schools.

People Trump To Meet Kim Jong Un Again In Late February
Author: 0 Trump To Meet Kim Jong Un Again In Late February

The new summit to discuss Pyongyang's denuclearisation will follow a first meeting held in Singapore in June 2018. No venue has been announced for the new summit. Media captionTrump Kim summit: Win-win, or a Kim win? Trump's decision to go ahead with another in-person meeting - further elevating Kim's global profile - underscores the president's confidence that his personal involvement and negotiating skills can change the behavior of recalcitrant regimes in ways that traditional leverage ...

People Officer who shot black teen sentenced to almost 7 years
Author: 0 Officer who shot black teen sentenced to almost 7 years

City Hall released the video to the public in November 2015 - 13 months after the shooting - and acted only because a judge ordered it to do so. The prison term was also a fraction of what Van Dyke could have faced had he been convicted of first-degree murder, which carried a mandatory minimum of 45 years in prison.

People Woman previously based in Norfolk one of three killed in Syria explosion
Author: 0 Woman previously based in Norfolk one of three killed in Syria explosion

Kent , 35, from upstate NY, and a civilian, Scott A. Wirtz, from St. Louis. The United States suffered several losses this week overseas as an Army Ranger died from wounds sustained in combat in Afghanistan and four others were killed by a suicide bomber at an American-frequented restaurant in Syria .

People Mueller: Manafort worked with alleged Russian agent even after criminal charges
Author: 0 Mueller: Manafort worked with alleged Russian agent even after criminal charges

After Manafort replied, "Yes", he added, "Even if not one on one". Mueller is investigating whether Russian interfered in the election and whether Trump campaign members coordinated with Moscow officials. One heavily redacted section refers to a meeting Manafort had before leaving the Trump campaign on August 19, 2016. Prosecutors have since filed court documents describing five areas in which Manafort is accused of lying to government investigators, including misleading statements about ...

People Intel: Manbij attack may strengthen Turkey's hand against Syrian Kurds
Author: 0 Intel: Manbij attack may strengthen Turkey's hand against Syrian Kurds

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, at least 15 people were killed in the rare attack in Manbij . A blast struck near a US-led coalition patrol in Syria's northern Manbij on Wednesday, a witness and the Manbij Military Council militia that holds the town said.

People Facebook tightens ad rules for political advertising ahead of general elections
Author: 0 Facebook tightens ad rules for political advertising ahead of general elections

For some users, Facebook also listed a category known as multicultural affinity, outlining a user's affinity with different racial and ethnic groups, rather than assign them to groups that reflected their actual race or ethnic background. "We want people to understand how our ad settings and controls work". Almost 60 percent of participants said that at least the preferences were more or less accurate, while 27 percent said they did not represent reality.

People Young campaigners issue Brexit vote appeal to Corbyn
Author: 0 Young campaigners issue Brexit vote appeal to Corbyn

March 29 is only 10 weeks away'. "So I say to the prime minister again: I am quite happy to talk, but the starting point for any talks about Brexit must be that the threat of a disastrous no-deal outcome is ruled out". Former Cabinet minister, Boris Johnson said that Britain's European Union partners will be flexible and with "their economies stuttering" more can be expected from the EU.

People Trump claps back at Pelosi, says he's postponing her worldwide trip
Author: 0 Trump claps back at Pelosi, says he's postponing her worldwide trip

On Tuesday, White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett acknowledged that the partial shutdown's economic effects are a "little bit worse" than the administration first thought. Some federal employees have been deemed essential to government function and are required to work without pay. Pelosis maneuvers in the Congress speech of the President was "very irresponsible and blatantly political", however, Trumps reaction would also be "inappropriate".

People Trump Attorney No Longer Denying Campaign Colluded with Russian Federation
Author: 0 Trump Attorney No Longer Denying Campaign Colluded with Russian Federation

The Hill reports that Rudy Giuliani showed up to chat with the network's Chris Cuomo , and Giuliani had some "remarkable" words on possible ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign , per CNN . The president responded to the report during an interview broadcast on the Fox News Channel after host Jeanine Pirro, who is also a personal friend of Trump, asked whether he is now or has ever worked for Russian Federation.