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People Trump breaks record as worst US President
Author: 0 Trump breaks record as worst US President

Right before President’s Day, a survey released polled current and recent members of the Presidents and Executive Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, asking them to rank each president. Despite this, the survey's researchers note "dozens of presidents have had slow starts and have course corrected to improve their public esteem", and that Trump's presidency "may alter perceptions of presidential legacies as his unique approach to the office continues to surprise".

People Gunman opens fire on festival crowd with at least four dead
Author: 0 Gunman opens fire on festival crowd with at least four dead

In a February 19 statement , the office of the region's chief mufti also extended condolences to the relatives and friends of the victims of the attack the previous day in the Daghestani town of Kizlyar. The Islamic State group however claimed credit for the attack on the church, at first issuing a bulletin on its Amaq news agency. Dagestan, a Muslim-majority region in southern Russian Federation, has been plagued in recent years by violence between Islamic radicals and security forces.

People Rain, snow, flooding making travel hard throughout southeast Wisconsin
Author: 0 Rain, snow, flooding making travel hard throughout southeast Wisconsin

Accumulations of a light glaze to 0.2 inches of ice are possible. The ice will result in hard travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Monday. Wed: High: 34 Mostly cloudy, breezy, colder. Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy, colder. The Missouri Highway Patrol responded to at least six accidents since 7:30 a.m.

Author: 0 Icing possible through Tuesday, especially north of Madison

More winter mixed precipitation ahead later this week. In the metropolitan Kansas City area, the National Weather Service said the northwest part of the metro may see up to three-tenths of an inch of ice and possibly less on the southeastern side due to temperatures lingering at around freezing, Bowman said.

People Turkey will lay siege to Syrias Afrin in coming days: Erdogan
Author: 0 Turkey will lay siege to Syrias Afrin in coming days: Erdogan

Syria's long and messy civil war just got more complicated. "We don't have a problem with the entry of the Syrian army to defend Afrin and its border in the face of the Turkish occupation", Hamo said. However Turkish media claims that 1,600 YPG fighters have been "neutralized". Kurdish officials had asked the Syrian government to intervene and protect the country's borders against the Turkish advance.

People China sends experts to fix terracotta warrior in US
Author: 0 China sends experts to fix terracotta warrior in US

The exhibit is open through March 4. The two experts from cultural relics authority of China's northwest Shaanxi province will be sent to the United States to fix the statue, the Shaanxi provincial cultural heritage department said. He was released on $15,000 bail. A museum staffer noted the finger's disappearance on Jan 8. Rohana allegedly attended the party with five friends, one of whom told investigators she heard the suspect mention the thumb on the ride home , according to USA ...

People Iran Aseman Crash Wreckage Found
Author: 0 Iran Aseman Crash Wreckage Found

Iranian authorities had earlier called on European countries and China to provide Tehran with satellite images to help in locating the plane crash. Footage posted on independent news websites showed him in the cockpit of a plane taking part in the search. Aseman was forced to ground many of its planes at the height of sanctions due to difficulties in obtaining spares, Taghvaee said.

People S. Korea to resume joint military drills with US
Author: 0 S. Korea to resume joint military drills with US

Talks over the Winter Olympics have failed to budge the North in giving up their nuclear weapons as they threaten both the US and South. In a rare interview last night, Mr Tillerson maintained Washington's tough-talking stance on the North Korea issue and vowed not to give in to Pyongyang's warmongering rhetoric.

People Heavy Snow Possible Saturday Night, Weather Service Says
Author: 0 Heavy Snow Possible Saturday Night, Weather Service Says

Friday Night - A chance of snow . Saturday afternoon: Snow likely, mainly after 5 p.m. South of I-90 and possibly into parts of the southern Mission Valley will see some warmer air creep up from the south and that will allow a transition to rain for a while and then heavy wet snow .

People Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency, Martial law
Author: 0 Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency, Martial law

Hailemariam Desalegn's unexpected resignation followed unrest in the Horn of Africa country initially sparked by opposition in the central Oromiya region to an urban development plan that ethnic Oromos said would encroach on their land. Amid the latest outbreaks of violence the government has banned protests as well as publications "that could incite and sow discord". After an intense day-long meeting, the Council of Ministers said a martial law would also be enforced effective Friday.

People Did you feel it? Massive natural disaster hits UK
Author: 0 Did you feel it? Massive natural disaster hits UK

The tremor's epicentre was around 12 miles north, north east of Swansea and it had a magnitude of 4.4. Today's natural disaster was the "biggest onshore United Kingdom event in 10 years" and 8 million times smaller than the magnitude 9.0 in Japan in March 2011, the BGS said.

People Israel strikes six Hamas military targets in Gaza
Author: 0 Israel strikes six Hamas military targets in Gaza

Earlier in the afternoon, an Israeli tank fired a shell at a Hamas military post in Gaza in retaliation for the same incident. Dr. Ashraf al-Qudra, spokesman for the Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip confirm arrival of two moderate injuries to Abu Yousef al-Najjar Hospital adding that ambulances are still in the target area to evacuate any other injuries that may be in place.

People Oxfam Chief Asks Forgiveness For Sexual Exploitation By Aid Workers
Author: 0 Oxfam Chief Asks Forgiveness For Sexual Exploitation By Aid Workers

Mark Goldring told The Guardian the "intensity and ferocity" of the response to the scandal was as if the charity had "murdered babies in their cots". The reforms include more than doubling the number of people working in Oxfam's safeguarding processes, while more than tripling the annual funding to £720,000.

People Nepal win last-ball thriller against Canada, enter Cricket World Cup Qualifiers
Author: 0 Nepal win last-ball thriller against Canada, enter Cricket World Cup Qualifiers

The win puts Nepal into an all-important ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers to be held in Zimbabwe next month where more opportunities in global cricket lie in wait for them. Nepal will play their group stage matches against Scotland on March 4, against Afghanistan on March 10. Nepal is playing against UAE in the final of ICC World Cricket League Division Two series in Namibia on Thursday.

People Lebanese PM rules out Hezbollah alliance in May election, rejects 'sectarian box'
Author: 0 Lebanese PM rules out Hezbollah alliance in May election, rejects 'sectarian box'

Such backing was a violation of Lebanon's own dissociation policy, to spare it the negative repercussions of regional conflicts, Mr Tillerson said in the capital during a joint press conference with Prime Minister Saad Hariri. The long-standing dispute resurfaced recently as Lebanon signed a deal with an global consortium to start exploratory offshore drilling next year.

People Highline College On Lockdown After Reports Of Shooting
Author: 0 Highline College On Lockdown After Reports Of Shooting

Close doors, close windows. Police responded to the scene, along with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Very few details are available at this point, but from what we know, a community college in Washington state, Highline College , is now on lockdown, according to a local CBS affiliate .

People German-Turkish journalist Yucel has been freed, Berlin says
Author: 0 German-Turkish journalist Yucel has been freed, Berlin says

They include Ahmet Altan, the former editor-in-chief of Taraf newspaper, his brother, journalist and academic Mehmet Altan, and prominent journalist Nazli Ilicak. On Thursday, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in Berlin said the Turkish courts were overloaded due to cases related to the 2016 defeated coup, but added he hoped a development regarding Yucel would take place soon.

People China, Philippines discuss joint oil and gas projects in South China Sea
Author: 0 China, Philippines discuss joint oil and gas projects in South China Sea

Beijing has tried to drive other countries away from the area and in January dispatched a warship to scare off a United States missile destroyer which it said had sailed too close to its territory. Along with building and militarizing its artificial islands, China in 2016 rejected an global tribunal's ruling that largely invalidated its claims and has steadily increased naval missions and aerial patrols in the area.

People Utah GOP chairman: 'Never my intent' to disparage Romney
Author: 0 Utah GOP chairman: 'Never my intent' to disparage Romney

What makes Romney's expected announcement and desire to occupy a seat in the Senate particularly interesting is his relationship with the man who now occupies the Oval Office. "Mitt Romney is not running for Senate merely to be a critic of Trump". The Republican donor said, "It made flawless sense to me". "And how do you expect to represent Utah when you don't live here?" M.J.

People I can now tell my story, says porn star linked to Trump
Author: 0 I can now tell my story, says porn star linked to Trump

Mr Cohen told The New York Times that he made the payment with his personal funds and The Daily Beast reported that Mr Cohen was shopping a book proposal that would touch on Ms Daniels' story. She has said the affair took place soon after Mr. Trump's wife, Melania, gave birth to the couple's son, Barron. Clifford has been taking advantage of her new-found notoriety.

People Changes to food stamp program raises concerns, questions
Author: 0 Changes to food stamp program raises concerns, questions

Mulvaney said that the program will be the most dominant idea in the proposed budget by the White House. The Trump administration has a proposal to replace some of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's ( SNAP ) cash benefits with boxes of physical food .

People Woman pulled 14 live worms out of her own eye
Author: 0 Woman pulled 14 live worms out of her own eye

A tiny worm species till now only seen in cattle has been found inside the eye of a U.S. woman for the first time. They are spread between animals - and sometimes between animals and humans - by flies that feed on the substance that lubricates the eyes.

People Israel to try Palestinian teen behind closed doors
Author: 0 Israel to try Palestinian teen behind closed doors

The trial of Ahed Tamimi , a 16-year-old Palestinian girl who was arrested two months ago for slapping an Israeli soldier, is to be held behind closed doors, the Ofer Military Court ruled Tuesday. Since 2009, residents there have staged regular anti-occupation protests that often ended with stone-throwing clashes. But Ahed Tamimi's supporters see a fearless girl who struck two armed soldiers outside her West Bank home in frustration after having just learned that Israeli troops ...

People The most distant photo ever taken
Author: 0 The most distant photo ever taken

The images for "Pale Blue Dot " - part of a composite - were taken 3.75 billion miles away. With its innovative imaging technology (Long Range Reconnaissance Imager ), New Horizons immortalized several space objects, as well as some other dwarf planets in the Kupier Belt.

People Chelsea bomber sentenced to rot away in jail
Author: 0 Chelsea bomber sentenced to rot away in jail

He also ordered $562,803 in restitution. Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Afghanistan and lived in New Jersey, injured 30 people when one of his homemade bombs exploded in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood on a September night in 2016.

People President Trump Has a New Idea for Food Stamp Reform
Author: 0 President Trump Has a New Idea for Food Stamp Reform

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney likened the model to that of the dominant meal-kit delivery service, Blue Apron , and called it one of the most "innovative" ideas in the president's budget . The changes, outlined Monday in Trump's budget proposal , would reshape the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which supports roughly one in eight Americans, by reducing cash spending by about one-third from current levels.

People Canada contributing $12M to rebuilding critical infrastructure in Iraq
Author: 0 Canada contributing $12M to rebuilding critical infrastructure in Iraq

Governments from around the world on Wednesday pledged billions of dollars in loans and investment for the reconstruction of Iraq , a nation reeling from a three-year war against Daesh terrorist group. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sounded the alarm at a coalition gathering in Kuwait City. "We must continue to enable hospitals to reopen, restore water and electricity services, and get boys and girls back in school".

People Asma Jahangir's demise 'a great loss of Pakistan'
Author: 0 Asma Jahangir's demise 'a great loss of Pakistan'

The representative of Baloch Republican Party to the UNHRC, Abdul Nawaz Bugti said that Asma Jahangir was a fearless voice of the oppressed people, including the Baloch who stood for their rights and spoke truth to the power. She often had a tempestuous relation with the Pakistani state. Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar, former President Asif Ali Zardari, President Mamnoon Hussain paid their tribute to Asma Jahangir and expressed grief.

People Russian Federation accuses Kurdish forces of giving ISIL amnesty
Author: 0 Russian Federation accuses Kurdish forces of giving ISIL amnesty

The US-led coalition said Thursday it killed at least 100 pro-regime fighters to fend off an attack on its allies in eastern Syria, in one its deadliest confrontations yet with forces backing Damascus . attack. Any of the attacking vehicles and personnel who turned around and headed back west were not targeted, the military official said. About 2000 United States forces remain on the ground in Syria , allied to the Kurdish-led SDF alliance.

People High expectations for Team Canada medal tally
Author: 0 High expectations for Team Canada medal tally

Though the USA has recovered with world championship wins against Canada (with the most recent in 2017), no gold is quite as sweet as that from Olympics, Decker says. Everybody knows what they bring to the group and everyone has that buy-in, team-first mentality. I've always had the dream of playing the Olympics.

People Indian PM in Palestinian Authority Visit
Author: 0 Indian PM in Palestinian Authority Visit

Despite the growing friendship between India and Israel, history was in the making as Narendra Modi became the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Palestine. "We count on India's role as an worldwide force of great prestige and weight", Abbas said, noting "its rising power at the strategic and economic levels" that could "contribute to the achievement of a just peace in our region".

People Two Indian army officers killed in Occupied Kashmir
Author: 0 Two Indian army officers killed in Occupied Kashmir

The two nuclear-armed neighbours have been at loggerheads since an attack on an army camp in Kashmir's Uri left 18 Indian soldiers dead in 2016. A total of 3,000 sensitive bases, including 600 highly sensitive installations of the army, navy and the air force were identified by the forces months after the attack on Pathankot air base.

People Despite Trudeau's human rights concern, Canada sells weapons to Philippines
Author: 0 Despite Trudeau's human rights concern, Canada sells weapons to Philippines

The government had initially said the Bell helicopters would only be used for search-and-rescue and disaster relief operations, and that the deal would support about 1,000 jobs in the Montreal area. Duterte, meanwhile, said he did not want to buy any "weapons of war" from Canada because "they will invariably be used against the rebels and the terrorists".

People Venezuelan govt, opposition talks on ice, says Dominican president
Author: 0 Venezuelan govt, opposition talks on ice, says Dominican president

Venezuela's fractured opposition coalition has not selected a candidate or decided if it will boycott the election. "Given the decision of Venezuelan electoral authorities to call a snap election for April 22, which does not warrant a fair, free, transparent and democratic process, the Peruvian government has invited Lima Group member countries to meet this Tuesday, February 13, in the Peruvian capital, to evaluate measures to respond to the Venezuelan political situation", it said.