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Trump's official inauguration poster features embarrassing spelling mistake

Trump's official inauguration poster features embarrassing spelling mistake Before the print was removed from the Library of Congress' site on Sunday night, the sales pitch for the poster claimed , "Printed in the US, this print captures the essence of Donald Trump's campaign for the presidency of the United States". [Full Article...]

North Korea's missile created to be launched from submarine, officials say

North Korea's missile created to be launched from submarine, officials say North Korea conducted 24 missile tests and two nuclear tests previous year. But on February 13th North Korea claimed it was a "Pukguksong-2", or Polaris-2, a new medium- to long-range ballistic missile launched from a vehicle using a new delivery system. [Full Article...]

Greek WW2 bomb forces huge Thessaloniki evacuation

Greek WW2 bomb forces huge Thessaloniki evacuation At least 70,000 people in the Greek city of Thessaloniki are being evacuated so that a 500lb World War Two bomb can be defused, officials say. The unexploded bomb was discovered about five meters (16 feet) underground near a gasoline station during road works last week. [Full Article...]

Ex-Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo to be jailed in Odebrecht bribe case

Peru put Toledo on its most wanted criminals list after a judge issued an global arrest warrant on Thursday. The office of Peru's cabinet chief said it has asked the US authorities to detain Toledo and expel him after receiving a tip off on his whereabouts, the office of the cabinet chief said in a statement . [Full Article...]

Erdogan: Turkey at crossroads over system change

Brawls erupted between lawmakers during debates over the bill, highlighting the divisive nature of the changes, the most far-reaching constitutional shift since the creation of modern Turkey in 1923. MR KEMAL KILICDAROGLU, head of the secular Republican People's Party, on the proposed legislation. In 2014, he became president after having been prime minister since 2003. [Full Article...]

U.S. reaches stalemate in Afghanistan; McCain blasts Trump over Muslim travel ban

U.S. Army Gen. John Nicholson told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the additional North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops are needed to help train Afghan security forces, and advise local forces at the brigade rather than command level. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom speaker says he will not invite Trump to address parliament

The speaker of the 650-member House of Commons, which is the lower house, said Trump is not welcome there. "Before the imposition of the migrant ban, I would myself have been strongly opposed to an address by President Trump in Westminster Hall". [Full Article...]

Somali elections: Mogadishu traffic ban ahead of presidential vote

Celebratory gunfire rang out in Mogadishu from soldiers supporting Farmajo as he took the lead in the second round of voting, police said . "Farmajo has relatively little experience in running a high political office as his term as prime minister only lasted for eight months back in 2010 and 2011", said Schadomsky. [Full Article...]

The future of conservatism in Australia

The future of conservatism in Australia Like Bernardi, Day is a former Liberal member who quit the party, having previously run as a candidate for Makin and missed out on preselection for Mayo. She admitted she now knew very little of Senator Bernardi's positions on agriculture policy or in general, "other than that he's a staunch conservative, supports small government, lower taxes and has more conservative views generally". [Full Article...]

Russian ban set to extend beyond London World Championships after IAAF vote

Russian ban set to extend beyond London World Championships after IAAF vote Double Olympic 1500-metre champion Coe was speaking after the IAAF Council approved the Taskforce's recommendation that Russian Federation was "not ready for reinstatement". But while "acknowledging several positive developments" at recent meetings in Moscow with RusAF, the Russian Athletics Federation, and new Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov, the Taskforce also "pointed to some negative de... [Full Article...]

United Nations records highest number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan for any year

United Nations records highest number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan for any year The group's spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, in an email to Pajhwok Afghan News said the civilian casualties had been misjudged in the United Nations report. The Afghan army flushed out the insurgents with the support of American air strikes, and around 100 USA troops were deployed in the city, the first major American presence there since foreign forces withdrew in 2014. [Full Article...]

Greens want detail on U.S. refugee deal

Spicer said Trump was "extremely upset" to have inherited the deal, but would fulfill the U.S.' commitment to it. Negar, a 22-year-old from Iran who has been on Nauru for four years, said her first interview for USA resettlement on January 24 lasted seven hours. [Full Article...]

Trump's Calls With the Leaders of Australia and Mexico Resulted in Controversy

On Wednesday, Turnbull told the National Press Club: "The Trump administration has committed to progress with the arrangements to honour the deal. that was entered into with the Obama administration, and that was the assurance the president gave me when we spoke on the weekend". [Full Article...]

UT's Herman again defends hiring of former Baylor assistant

Art Briles has decided not to follow through with his lawsuit against his old employer, Baylor. The defendants then "overloaded" Briles "in an endless supply of money, lawyers, resources, and no restraints on anything they'll do to achieve their goals", Cannon said. [Full Article...]

Woman's pet python gets stuck in her earlobe

If you think snakes on a plane are bad, imagine a snake in your earlobe hole. "I like froze instantly", said Glawe. Despite being shocked, Glawe is still full of love for her daredevil pet, using the hashtags #GottaLoveHim #iLOVEhim to show her affection. [Full Article...]

Eastern Ukraine Rocked by Fighting Between Government Troops and Russia-Backed Rebels

In Donetsk, the rebels' Donetsk News Agency reported four rebel fighters died and seven were injured overnight as well as three civilians. Kiev says the rebels refused to cease fire to remove the bodies of the dead and wounded. Meanwhile, peace observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have confirmed an upsurge of violence in eastern Ukraine. [Full Article...]

Eight-year-old girl killed in Donald Trump's first anti-terror raid

Eight-year-old girl killed in Donald Trump's first anti-terror raid Two weeks later, Al-Awlaki's son, 16-year-old Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, born in Denver, Colorado, was killed, along with his 17-year-old cousin and several other innocent Yemenis, in another drone strike as they dined at an outdoor restaurant in his ancestral homeland. [Full Article...]

16 attorney generals condemn Trump's travel ban

The executive order put a 120-day hold on allowing refugees into the country, an indefinite ban on refugees from Syria and a 90-day bar on citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. "Either you're abiding by the Constitution or you are not". As part of the AG's suit, Amazon and Expedia provided declarations outlining some of these effects. [Full Article...]

Spicer defends Bannon add to NSC and shakeup

Bannon and Miller's ascendance in the administration has not been checked by the supposedly well-grounded Jared Kushner. Before joining Trump's team previous year, he ran a news website known as Breitbart, which regularly published xenophobic and occasionally racially-tinged articles. [Full Article...]

Mexican president cancels meeting with Trump over border wall

Mexican president cancels meeting with Trump over border wall Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto has cancelled a trip to Washington DC and meeting with Donald Trump. Trump and Pena Nieto met in August in Mexico city to discuss immigration, the border wall and other issues. Pena Nieto did not directly mention whether he would make the trip to Washington on January 31, but said he would await reports from the high-level team of Mexican officials n... [Full Article...]

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