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by | February 23, 2019 | 17:41

Police say several of the children were shackled with chains and padlocks to their beds in awful conditions, all of them malnourished. David and Louise Turpin , a California couple accused of torturing 12 of their 13 children , pleaded guilty Friday in an agreement with the district attorney.

by | February 23, 2019 | 08:53

Craft recently emerged as a front-runner for the position after gaining support from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for Kentucky, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton. Open Secrets, a non-profit group that tracks money in politics, says Craft donated $1 million to Trump's 2017 inauguration fund. "I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary [Mike] Pompeo for the trust they placed in me for considering me for the position of USA ambassador ...

by | February 23, 2019 | 08:25

And the acting president has offered amnesty to most of the military if they turn on Maduro now. "I think one of the government's aims is to confuse the whole thing, possibly to create some kind of chaos that makes the opposition look bad", The Associated Press quoted Phil Gunson , a senior analyst with the Crisis Group based in Caracas.

by | February 22, 2019 | 22:30

North Carolina will hold a new election for a congressional seat following an investigation into alleged ballot-tampering for a Republican candidate. Those emails were a central part of Wednesday's hearings , during which John Harris testified to having warned his father about Leslie McCrae Dowelss, Jr., the operative at the center of the ballot scheme.

by | February 22, 2019 | 22:26

Chinese customs are conducting risk analysis according to the law, added Geng. Australia's trade minister said Friday that while there might be some delays in the processing of coal shipments at Chinese ports, he has no reason to believe China is banning Australian coal.

by | February 22, 2019 | 21:59

Things become tense when Bregman tells Carlson that Fox News has tended to ignore the issue of taxation becuase "what the Murdochs want you to do is scapegoat immigrants instead of talking about tax avoidance". He then apologized for being "rude", something he tries "hard not to do" on the show. On the the other hand it was genuinely heartfelt. Addressing the controversy, Mr Carlson said: "I want to respond to something that happened recently, last month a Dutch academic called Rutger ...

by | February 22, 2019 | 21:25

Meanwhile, the Begum family's lawyer Tasnime Akunjee called for Mr Javid to explain what steps could be taken to deliver her days-old son to the United Kingdom from the Syrian refugee camp where they are staying without documentation. 'We are sickened by the comments she has made, but, as a family man yourself, we hope you will understand that we, as her family can not simply abandon her.

by | February 22, 2019 | 15:29

The decision was a partial reversal of President Donald Trump's order , announced in December, that all 2,000 USA troops in Syria would leave, since their mission to destroy the Islamic State caliphate had been achieved. It was unclear how long the 200 troops would be expected to remain in the area or where exactly they would be deployed. However, this action could pave the way for allies in Europe to help set up the safezone in northeastern Syria.

by | February 22, 2019 | 15:25

In addition to an audience with President Xi Jinping, MBS will meet Han Zheng, vice premier of the State Council, who will chair a China-Saudi joint committee meeting where such deals will top the agenda. In Pakistan , Prince Mohammed pledged $20bn in investments to its Prime Minister, Imran Khan. Wang said both countries face the threats of terrorism and extremism, and should strengthen cooperation to safeguard security and stability.

by | February 22, 2019 | 14:43

US President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday urging wireless carriers to deploy 5G and "6G" networks in US "as soon as possible". Donald Trump doesn't care, though, folks, he wants it and 6G as soon as possible. It comes as Huawei's founder Ren Zhengfei sounded defiant in an interview with the BBC this week, saying there was "no way the United States can crush" the company.

by | February 22, 2019 | 13:20

Wollaston said the Conservatives were no longer the "tolerant, moderate, openhearted" party of the past, but have been taken over by the hard right, which she claimed "is marching us toward the cliff edge of a no-deal Brexit". How that would translate into seats would depend on where the votes were cast and how many Independent Group MPs were running. There have always been signs that voters' 2016 decision to leave the European Union could spark a major overhaul of British politics, because ...

by | February 22, 2019 | 13:06

Immediately after the attack, mobs and vigilante groups engaged in vitriolic hate speech and began attacking, and threatening Muslims and Kashmiris throughout the country, the petition said. The respondent states are Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Meghalaya, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal. The matter will now be taken up on Wednesday next week.

by | February 22, 2019 | 12:56

Under the arrangement for the new party, if it is able to secure a governing coalition, Gantz will serve as prime minister until November 2021, with Ya'alon serving as defense minister and Lapid as foreign minister, then afterwards Lapid will become prime minister with Gantz serving as defense minister.

by | February 22, 2019 | 10:57

While universities in Hong Kong boast strong scientific prowess, Shenzhen is the vanguard of high-tech sectors, and the cities of Dongguan and Zhongshan are leading manufacturing bases, which will lead to highly-complementary and mutually beneficial regional cooperation.

by | February 22, 2019 | 09:54

In remarks carried by state TV, Gen. Mohammad Pakpour on Tuesday identified the bomber as Hafiz Mohammad Ali and said a second Pakistani national was involved. The foreign ministry said Iran "cannot tolerate" Pakistan's inability to stop cross-border attacks on Iran and said Tehran's frustration had been communicated to Islamabad.

by | February 22, 2019 | 09:23

An Iraqi intelligence official said among those were around 500 Iraqi IS fighters, adding that these will be transferred back home in batches. A day after hundreds of people were evacuated from the last Daesh remnant, more than 50 trucks on Thursday returned near empty from Baghouz to SDF territory, an AFP correspondent said.

by | February 22, 2019 | 08:39

She said she would help a new Liberal candidate to win her seat. "Bishop will take a large number of votes with her", said Haydon Manning, a professor of politics at Flinders University in South Australia. Ms Bishop with former prime minister Kevin Rudd in 2011. "Julie's judgment, determination and energy helped secure a United Nations Security Council resolution that ensured Australia and its partners could repatriate the victims of that bad crime", Morrison said.

by | February 22, 2019 | 07:18

The attacks, which targeted 104 employee accounts in Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, and Serbia, are believed to have originated from a group called Strontium . Microsoft found the European organizations were targeted with the same tactics and techniques that have been used against United States think tanks and political groups.

by | February 22, 2019 | 05:43

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will head to China in the final stop of his Asian tour that has already seen him visit Pakistan and India this week. In addition, the Saudi foreign affairs minister on Wednesday informed Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi over the phone that the Saudi government has made a decision to increase the Haj quota for Pakistani pilgrims to 200,000 from an existing 184,210 pilgrims.

by | February 22, 2019 | 01:35

A clergy abuse survivor and founder of the Pathways Foundation is making their way to Rome to take part in the Vatican's first-ever summit on clerical sex abuse. In the keynote speech, he demanded bishops and superiors no longer turn a blind eye to the harm caused by clergy abuse and coverups. "Our lack of response to the suffering of victims", Tagle continued, "even to the point of rejecting them and covering up the scandal to protect perpetrators and the institution has injured our ...