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Fourth wave of bomb threats targets Jewish community centers around the country

After almost a dozen more bomb threats across the country, officials are issuing Arizona's Jewish community centers with security advisories and reminding them to be vigilant. The Hyde Park JCC at 5200-block of South Hyde Park Boulevard received a phone call Monday morning indicating a bomb threat. Ivanka Trump , President Trump's daughter, and her husband Jared Kushner are Jewish. Read More

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Austria approves USA extradition for Ukrainian oligarch

Austria approves USA extradition for Ukrainian oligarch

The decision marks a shock overturning of an April 2015 ruling , when a lower court in Vienna dismissed the request on the basis that it was "politically influenced". Mr Firtash's five-man legal team, led by former Austrian justice minister Dieter Boehmdorfer, told the court the USA wanted to sideline their client as part of a strategy to reduce perceived Russian influence in Ukraine. Read More

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Malaysian envoy to North Korea recalled after Kim Jong Nam slaying

Malaysian police have arrested two women, one Vietnamese and one Indonesian, and two men, a Malaysian and a North Korean, and are still looking for four other North Koreans for their alleged involvement in Kim's assassination. Malaysia had no reason to "paint the North Koreans in a bad light", he said, adding, "We expect them to understand that we apply the rule of law in Malaysia". Read More

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Trouble in store in Lords for Theresa May over Brexit Bill

As peers began two days of debate - and with some 190 peers scheduled to speak - there was plenty of defiance in a chamber dominated by pro-Europeans, including former ministers and ambassadors. Lady Smith reiterated that there would be no "extended ping pong" with amendments being passed back and forth between the houses. Lord Hope of Craighead, the former head of the Scottish judiciary and the leader of the independent crossbench peers, said the Bill "leaves many questions unanswered on ... Read More

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Famine, Food Shortage Announced in Some Parts of South Sudan - Statistics Bureau

Famine, Food Shortage Announced in Some Parts of South Sudan - Statistics Bureau

Twenty percent of the Unity state's residents face an extreme food shortage, a malnutrition rate above 30 percent and a death toll of at least two people per day per 10,000 people, the requisites of a formal declaration of starvation. Soaring inflation - up to 800 percent year-on-year - and market failure have also hit areas that traditionally rely on markets to meet food needs. The catastrophe is most severe in the towns of Leer, Koch and Mayendit, which have grappled with extreme hunger, ... Read More

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Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin dies in NY

Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin dies in NY

Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin , speaks with the press following United Nations Security Council discussions at UN Headquarters in NY on December 30, 2016. The career diplomat had to defend Moscow's position in the United Nations during Russia's annexation of Crimea and the crisis in Eastern Ukraine. UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson said in a statement he was "greatly saddened" at the news of the passing of "dear friend" Churkin. Read More

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14 killed, 30 injured in Mogadishu auto bombing

The explosion due to a bomb placed in a auto parked beside a restaurant blew up during a time when traders and shoppers alike are at the highest during the busy hour of the day, district commissioner Ahmed Abdulle. "It's a painful carnage", said Ali Mire, a government soldier who was helping a friend with multiple shrapnel wounds. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but Somali rebel group of al-Shabaab has recently been blamed for terrorist attacks in Mogadishu . Read More

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The Process of Repealing the Affordable Care Act

The Process of Repealing the Affordable Care Act

It allows the bill to pass more easily but Congress could not fully repeal the law. I think both sides of the political aisle agree, not only in this state, but nationally, that it is a good thing for all citizens regardless of gender. It also allows adult children to stay on their parents' health plans, like the ACA. If Republicans in Congress have their way, this progress gets erased. Read More

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Complaint: Man wanted attack similar to Dylann Roof killings

McDowell faces a charge for felon in possession of a firearm. Shortly after the sale, McDowell was searched and arrested. Authorities started investigating McDowell after he threatened a synagogue on Facebook in December. Speaking in a hotel while carrying marijuana, McDowell told the agent he wanted to unleash a massacre on non-whites and walk away "scot-free" because he feared going back to prison. Read More

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Blair: Pro-EU Britons should 'rise up' against Brexit

Blair: Pro-EU Britons should 'rise up' against Brexit

He said: "The challenge now is to persuade people to change their minds - and the Liberal Democrats are the only party offering them a chance to have their voice heard again". He will say there has been no "real discussion as to why and when Brexit doesn't affect the immigration people most care about". "I hate to say that, but it is true", he told the audience. Read More

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Kim Jong Nam 'poisoned' with ricin or puffer fish toxin

Kim Jong Nam 'poisoned' with ricin or puffer fish toxin

Police said the Malaysian man , a vehicle driver who was picked up on Wednesday, had provided information that led to her arrest yesterday morning, reported Malaysian newspaper The Star . He added that Kim was taken to the airport clinic and then subsequently to a nearby hospital, but he died in an ambulance on his way to the medical facility. Read More

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