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Egypt reports major success in Sinai Peninsula terrorism crackdown

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered the military to defeat Islamists in the region by the end of this month. Spokesman Col. Tamer el-Rifai said that airstrikes hit vehicles, weapons caches, communications centres and illegal opium fields in the sweep, which began on Friday and comes as a response to a pickup in extremist violence in Egypt.

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Asma Jahangir, a moderate face of Pakistan, passes away

Jahangir breathed her last in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest. Asma Jahangir was born on January 27, 1952. She was the first woman to serve as head of the SCBA. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 and is now studying at Oxford. Nobel Peace Prize victor Malala Yousafzai called her a "saviour of democracy and human rights ".

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Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators escorted from Olympic Opening Ceremonies

In an interview with NBC, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Washington will continue to put all the pressure to bear on North Korea economically and diplomatically, while preserving all of its military options to see that that happens.

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US Military jets BOMB Pro Syrian Regime forces

Central Command . According to several sources, the recent air and artillery attack by the International Coalition forces in Deir Ezzor against the pro-government popular militias killed more than 100 people. "The recent incident once again shows that the United States' illegal military presence in Syria is actually aimed at taking control of the country's economic assets and not at fighting against the ISIS global terror group", said a statement issued by the Russian Defense Ministry.

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Serena won't play singles in return to court

The 36-year-old superstar has not played a competitive match since winning the last of her 23 Grand Slam titles at the Australian Open last year, where she was in the early stages of pregnancy. "I'm well aware of the record books, unfortunately. The thing about Serena is she's never going to come back unless she feels she's where she wants to be tennis-wise, physically and mentally".

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Soldier, injured in Jammu terror attack, dies — Sunjwan attack updates

Search of their belongings confirm the terrorists to be from Jaish-e-Mohammed. The attack triggered a flurry of activities as the army rushed quick response teams and deployed commandos to neutralise the attackers. Gunshots heard inside Sunjuwan Army camp as operation continues. "The operation is still on", said an official, adding that all schools close to the attack site were closed as a preventive measure.

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Jones delight at 'arm wrestle' win over Wales

Much of the build-up had centred around Jones' taunting of Wales fly-half Rhys Patchell who was making only his second start when compared with England's creative and established trio of George Ford, Owen Farrell and Danny Care - the Leeds-born scrum-half who became England's most-capped No 9 when winning his 78th cap from the start.

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Olympics opening ceremony memes: Tonga doesn't give a shirt

The former taekwondo competitor apparently said just days before Friday's Opening Ceremony that he wouldn't expose himself in the colder climate since he's now set to represent Tonga as a cross-country skier and the country's only athlete at the Winter Games.

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Stephen Colbert Ridicules Omarosa for Bashing Trump's Tweets on 'Celebrity Big Brother'

The Trump administration issued a rebuttal to Newman's comments during the White House press briefing on Thursday (8 February). Check out Colbert's reaction in the clip above . "And then all of the people around him attacked me", she said. Even more eye-opening: When asked why she took the job in the first place, she stressed it was a "call to duty".

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Egypt begins massive security operation targeting militants

The military operation is meant to cover large parts of the Sinai peninsula, as well as parts of the Delta and the Western Desert, the military spokesman said. Security sources and eyewitnesses confirmed that the operation was under way in the Nile Delta and North Sinai province. They added that militants are also being targeted south and west of the town of Rafah, on the border with the Gaza strip.

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GOP Lawmaker Tries to Impeach Justices in Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Ruling

Under the state Supreme Court's order, the General Assembly had until Friday to submit a proposal to the governor, who would then have until February 15 to approve it. House. In the event that it does, it said in its order that it would invite parties to the court case - likely including Turzai Scarnati, Wolf and others - to submit maps for the court's consideration.

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Military parade a sign of respect, one vet says

Trump has directed the Pentagon to draft options for a massive march - one that would rival the Bastille Day celebration he witnessed in Paris previous year. "A military parade like this - one that is unduly focused on a single person - is what authoritarian regimes do, not democracies". California congresswoman Jackie Speier told CNN she was stunned by the parade announcement.

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Two British ISIS fighters involved in killing of Western hostages detained

The last two British members of ISIS's evil "Beatles" gang have been captured in Syria. The two men were identified as Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh , the New York Times newspaper reported. and life imprisonment. London-born Alexanda Amon Kotey was wanted by the United Kingdom and U.S. for his alleged role in the torture and murder of British and American captives.

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Blow to Russian Federation as CAS rejects appeals on eve of Olympics

But Russian athletes who are tested clean for doping will be allowed to participate in Pyeongchang under a neutral flag; they are prohibited from flying their national colors. The Panel is now holding a hearing with the 32 athletes who filed their application at the CAS Ad Hoc division on 6 February 2018. Coates says CAS will hear the cases in Pyeongchang .

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Toys 'R' Us, Babies 'R' Us stores set to close offering discounts

Stores in Alpharetta, Dunwoody, Lithonia and Douglasville are Babies R Us. The sales, however, will not be matched as Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us stores that will remain open. The starting discounts are up to 30 percent off. Customers can expect deep discounts across all brands and store furniture and fixtures will also be for sale, according to a Gordon Brothers news release .

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Russian Federation successfully hacked into voter rolls during 2016 election

Jeanette Manfra, the Homeland Security official tasked with securing the system from hackers, told NBC News that a total of 21 states were targeted and "an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated". The fear is that if hackers can get into the voter registration rolls, they can remove voters, causing chaos on election day and potentially swinging elections.

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Britain refuses to intervene as Bermuda repeals same-sex marriage

The Bermuda Senate approved the domestic partnerships act last December. Walton Brown, minister of home affairs, said the legislation reflects the resistance to same-sex marriage from the socially conservative island, while complying with European court rulings that recognize and protect same-sex partners in the territory.

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Bush reveals 'clear evidence' Russian Federation meddled in 2016 election

The president has frequently questioned reports of Russian interference from intelligence agencies and has denied that his campaign colluded with the Kremlin-calling the multiple investigations into his campaign "the single greatest witch hunt in American history".

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Police want to charge Netanyahu over gifts

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suspended reforms on plans to allow cannabis growers to export their product due to concerns that MMJ could find its way to the black market. A separate investigation is also underway in which Netanyahu allies have been questioned by police over the purchase of German submarines. It would be up to the attorney general to decide whether to put Netanyahu on trial.

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Crude palm oil futures fall 0.30% on profit-booking

Futures for WTI crude oil dropped even more - by 2.57% to 63,77 dollars per barrel. The North Sea's Forties Pipeline System - one of the world's most important crude oil conduits - resumed overnight after a short halt, coming on the heels of a more significant stoppage in December.

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Isaiah Thomas' Agent Takes A Shot At LeBron James

Thomas , who was traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Los Angeles Lakers , was originally scheduled to be at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on February 15 for the Huskies' game against Utah. IT averaged 22.0 FanDuel points in 15 games (14 starts) for the Cavaliers , with 14.7 points, 2.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 0.6 steals, and 1.5 3-pointers per game.

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New FBI Texts Reveal Obama Wanted Updates on Clinton Investigation

Strzok and Page, who worked for a short period of time on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team, have been in the spotlight ever since a slew of anti-Trump messages between them surfaced a year ago. President Donald Trump has met with a top Justice Department official to review a classified Democratic memo on the Russian Federation investigation, less than a week after he brushed aside objections from the same agency over releasing a Republican account.

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Senate leaders announce two-year budget pact

And the number of Republicans who oppose the deal will also affect how many Democrats are needed to pass the bill. We'll take a bill that the president supports, so we look - put it this way, President Trump made a very serious and honest offer of goodwill with the reforms that he sent to the Hill .

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Palestinian killed in clashes during Israeli raid

The wounded man was evacuated to the Hadassah University Hospital in Ein Karem. Israeli forces have carried out daily raids and increased the arrests of Palestinians in the hunt of the perpetrator. Tensions have risen since US President Donald Trump's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on December 6 that sparked a string of stabbing incidents across the region, as well as an uptick in rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip.

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N. Korea and the US Exchange Warnings During Disarmament Talks

Under a new START treaty, they are to further reduce the number of their nuclear warheads to 1,550 and launchers to 700 each. Talks between the two nations via the diplomatic stage have fallen apart recently. As well, "Japan will follow suit", he said. "That is a new world that will require new thinking by us". China, Russia, Malaysia, and other nations are failing to curb sanctioned financial dealings and trade conducted by North Korea in their countries, according to a U.N.