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  • Slovenia-Slovenian Prime Minister MarjanSarec said he was sending his resignation to parliament on Monday and called for an early election, saying his minority government could not push through important legislation.The governing coalition of five centre-left parties, which took power in September ...

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  • ISTANBUL- Search-and-rescue efforts continued on Sunday after a powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey, killing 41 people and injuring more than 1,600 others. Nearly 4,000 rescue workers combed through debris in freezing temperatures, helped by mechanical diggers, as hope was fading two days ...

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  • US -At least eight people were killed when a massive fire destroyed dozens of boats in a marina in the US state of Alabama on Monday, officials say. The fire quickly spread as people slept at Jackson County Park in Scottsboro. The aluminium roof of the wooden dock collapsed, and some of the boats ...

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  • WASHINGTON-SpaceX is poised to launch its first astronauts into space this spring: Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. Their flight on the company’s Crew Dragon spaceship will mark the first time an American spacecraft has carried NASA astronauts since the Space Shuttle program ended in 2011.Behnken ...

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  • DUBAI - It will also soon be time to say goodbye to the winter season. The ongoing week will be the coldest of the year in the UAE, an expert has said. The week will mark the appearance of the “second Shevat star”, said Khaled Al Za’aq, a member of the Arab Federation for Space ...

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  • US - Science doesn’t usually take after fairy tales. But Rumpelstiltskin, the magical imp who spun straw into gold, would be impressed with the latest chemical wizardry. Researchers at Rice University report today in Nature that they can zap virtually any source of solid carbon, from food ...

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  • LOS ANGELES - Jennifer Lopez is ‘’praying’’ for Kobe Bryant’s family, after the NBA star and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna both died in a helicopter crash. The 41-year-old basketball legend and his daughter were among the nine people killed on Sunday when his private ...

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  • WASHINGTON-A divided Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to put in place new rules that could jeopardize permanent resident status for immigrants who use food stamps, Medicaid and housing vouchers.Under the new policy, immigration officials can deny green cards to legal ...

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  • LONDON-The Government has announced that a fast-track visa will open next month to attract the world’s leading scientists.The visas will have no cap on the numbers of suitably qualified people able to come to the UK.The announcement follows a pledge last year by the PM to turn the UK into a ...

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  • PLOVDIV-Stamen Karamfilov bends low over a canvas, adding the finishing touches to a woodland landscape - no mean feat considering the Bulgarian artist is almost totally blind.He initially gave up all hope of painting again when he suddenly lost his sight in 2015, and at one point contemplated ...

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  • LONDON - The UK government is expected to decide on Tuesday whether to ban equipment made by Chinese technology giant Huawei from its 5G networks.The US is lobbying the UK to exclude it on the grounds of national security. Huawei insists it would never take orders from the Chinese government.Prime ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-Camila Cabello looked stunning at Sunday night’s 2020 Grammys, wearing a gothic-style black gown by Versace and a $2 million—yes, $2 million—diamond necklace from Le Vian. The look was opulent, simply put, but Cabello paired something with it that made it a little more ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-Kerry Katona has donated her 2004 BRIT Awards dress to charity. The 39-year-old reality TV star was inspired by Zayn Malik’s charitable donation of £10,000 to a five-year-old girl suffering from high risk neuroblastoma, and has decided to give back herself. She popped to her ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-Eminem has scored an impressive tenth number one on the Billboard 200 chart with his brand new album, ‘Music To Be Murdered By’.The ‘Godzilla’ star secured the top spot in the US charts with his surprise album, which sold 279,000 equivalent album units earned in ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-Billie Eilish enjoyed a record-breaking night at the 62nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.The 18-year-old star - who released her debut album, ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’, in 2019 - had an evening to remember at the Staples Center, where she won five ...

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  • Alicia Keys calls on artists to ‘refuse the old system’ LOS ANGELES - Alicia Keys called on artists to ‘’refuse the old system’’ as she hosted the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.The 39-year-old star made reference to the controversy surrounding the ...

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  • WASHINGTON-US President Donald Trump turned down the possibility of talks with Tehran after Iran’stop diplomat said his country was still willing to negotiate over its nuclear program if Washington lifts sanctions.Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed JavadZarif told Germany’s Der Spiegel ...

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  • IRAQ - Iraqi security forces have moved against the main anti-government protest site in central Baghdad. They fired live ammunition and tear gas as they began removing tents and concrete barriers near Tahrir Square and a bridge across the Tigris river, eyewitnesses say. Several people are reported ...

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  • WASHINGTON-President Trump’s lawyers have begun defending him at his impeachment trial, accusing Democrats of seeking to overturn the result of the 2016 election.“The president did absolutely nothing wrong,” White House Counsel Pat Cipollone said. Trump’s defence will last ...

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  • ISTANBUL-The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey climbed to 29 on Saturday night as rescue crews searched for people who remained trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings, officials said.Speaking at a televised news conference, Interior Minister SuleymanSoylu said ...

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  • LONDON -: Across Europe, historic cities are buckling. Mass tourism, encouraged by cash-hungry councils after the 2008 crash and fuelled by the explosion of cheap flights and online room rentals, has become a monster. The backlash, however, has begun. In the past decade, the number of low-cost ...

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  • US - Portrait Gallery will embark on a five-city tour in summer 2021, the museum announced Thursday, giving residents in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Atlanta and Houston a chance to see in person the works that sparked a media frenzy when they were unveiled in 2018.Kehinde Wiley’s official ...

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  • LOS ANGELES-Taylor Swift has dropped out of performing at the Grammy Awards.The ‘Lover’ hitmaker was never officially confirmed as a performer at the annual music awards ceremony this weekend, but she was reportedly being lined up for a surprise performance, which is no longer taking ...

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  • LONDON-Eminem has scored a UK chart double, topping both the Official Albums and Official Singles Charts. The 47-year-old rapper surprised fans last week when he released his 11th studio album ‘Music To Be Murdered By’, along with new single ‘Godzilla’, which features the ...

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  • LOS ANGELES -Jessica Simpson wants to make her new tell-all memoir into a movie.The 39-year-old singer-actress releases her autobiography ‘Open Book’ - which has been guided by the journals she has kept since the age of 15 - in February and she is hoping to turn the tome into a biopic ...

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  • LOS ANGELES - Taylor Swift has opened up about her battle with an eating disorder.The 30-year-old singer has admitted she used to ‘’just stop eating’’ if she saw a photo of herself where she felt she looked too big or if someone made a cruel comment about her size.Speaking ...

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  • LOS ANGELES - Kelly Ripa thinks marriage is a ‘’marathon’’.The 49-year-old presenter - who has been married to Mark Consuelos for 24 years - urged people to ‘’push through’’ the tough points in their relationships by accepting the times of frustration ...

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  • US - Security researchers have criticised Facebook’s head of communications, Sir Nick Clegg, for his response to the hacking of Amazon chief Jeff Bezos. Bezos’ phone was hacked in May 2018 after he received a WhatsApp message loaded with malware.But in an interview with the BBC, Sir ...

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  • BAGHDAD -Thousands of Iraqis rallied at two central Baghdad intersections on Friday after a prominent cleric called for a “million strong” protest against the American military presence, following the U.S. killing of an Iranian general and an Iraqi militia chief.Supporters of Iraqi ...

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  • WASHINGTON-US senators have been accused of falling asleep, playing games and breaking other rules during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Jim Risch and Jim Inhofe are among members who have apparently nodded off during the lengthy hearings.Crossword puzzles, fidget spinners and at ...

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