Democrats call Senate impeachment rules a 'cover-up'

Democrats call Senate impeachment rules a 'cover-up'

Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff, leading the U.S. House of Representatives team charged with arguing that President Donald Trump must be removed from office, on Tuesday said that the process being considered for the upcoming Senate impeachment trial is not
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N. Korea says no longer bound by nuclear pledge

N. Korea says no longer bound by nuclear pledge

North Korea on Tuesday said the United States ignored its year-end deadline for nuclear talks, and therefore it no longer felt bound by commitments, which included a halt to its nuclear testing and the firing of inter-continental ballistic missiles.
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Former Interpol chief jailed over graft in China

Former Interpol chief jailed over graft in China

A court in China on Tuesday jailed former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei for 13 and a half years and fined him $290,000 for receiving bribes and abuse of official positions.
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Iran seeks help reading black boxes, facing pressure

Iran seeks help reading black boxes, facing pressure

Iran has requested equipment it says it needs from U.S. and French authorities to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian passenger plane.
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China virus fears grow, human transmission confirmed

China virus fears grow, human transmission confirmed

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China climbed on Tuesday, as authorities reported a surge in new cases, with fears that hundreds of millions of people traveling for the Lunar New Year holiday will accelerate the infection rate.
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Rare bee species survive Australian bushfires

Rare bee species survive Australian bushfires

The delicate operation to save Kangaroo Island’s Ligurian bees, the last genetically pure population of the species, begins after bushfires tore through the island. Beekeepers are working hard to feed the starving bee population.
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McConnell proposes rules for Trump trial

McConnell proposes rules for Trump trial

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell put forward rules that could lead to a quick impeachment trial for President Donald Trump, with no guarantee that witnesses or new evidence would be allowed.
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Huawei's Meng Wanzhou faces extradition hearing

Huawei's Meng Wanzhou faces extradition hearing

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer, arrived in a Vancouver courtroom wearing a dark top with polka dots, for the first phase of a trial that will last at least four days, as China repeated its call for Canada to release her.
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A dying craft by China's 'mermaid descendants'

A dying craft by China's 'mermaid descendants'

A small minority along China’s ‘Black Dragon’ river have a long history with the water. According to legend, the Hezhen people descend from mermaids, but now some of their unique traits, such as their signature fish skin suits, are at risk of vanishing.
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Central American migrants cross river into Mexico

Central American migrants cross river into Mexico

Hundreds of Central Americans waded across a river into Mexico on Monday, some clashing with waiting security forces, in a new challenge for President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's efforts to contain migration at the bidding of the United States.
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Trump lawyers call for immediate acquittal

Trump lawyers call for immediate acquittal

On the day before his Senate trial, President Donald Trump's lawyers on Monday blasted the impeachment charges against him, calling the allegations that he had abused his power and obstructed Congress an affront to the U.S. Constitution and that the
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Armed activists rally for gun rights in Virginia

Armed activists rally for gun rights in Virginia

Thousands of armed gun-rights activists filled the streets around Virginia’s capitol building on Monday to protest a package of gun-control legislation making its way through the newly Democratic-controlled state legislature.
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'I stayed alive to tell': Auschwitz's dwindling survivors recount the horror

'I stayed alive to tell': Auschwitz's dwindling survivors recount the horror

Ahead of the 75 anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz, survivors have been talking about their memories three quarters of a century on.
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Another resignation follows Malta journo's murder

Another resignation follows Malta journo's murder

Another Maltese minister has quit after a paper reported links between her husband, the former assistant police commissioner, and the man suspected ordering the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia.
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Fresh avalanches halt Nepal trekker rescue

Fresh avalanches halt Nepal trekker rescue

Fresh avalanches have forced Nepal rescuers temporarily call off search for South Korean hikers. Adam Reed reports
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Explainer: What will Harry and Meghan's new life look like?

Explainer: What will Harry and Meghan's new life look like?

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have stepped back from the royal family in search of a "more peaceful life". But what does that mean in terms of their titles, their responsibilities and their finances? Francesca Lynagh reports.
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EU considering ceasefire options to support Libya truce

EU considering ceasefire options to support Libya truce

The European Union's top diplomat says they must consider all ways to support the fragile truce in Libya.
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Iran still open to nuclear negotiations - official

Iran still open to nuclear negotiations - official

Iran said on Monday that it had not closed the "door to negotiations" in efforts to resolve a dispute over its nuclear agreement with world powers.
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'Sad' Prince Harry says no other option but to end royal role

'Sad' Prince Harry says no other option but to end royal role

Britain's Prince Harry spoke on Sunday of his sadness at being forced to give up his royal duties in a deal with Queen Elizabeth and senior Windsors that will see him and his wife Meghan exit official roles to seek an independent future.
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Australia's platypus fights for survival

Australia's platypus fights for survival

The peculiar duck-billed mammal, Australia's platypus, is facing worsening conditions of a three-year drought, bushfires, land clearing, dam construction and climate change. Conservation groups recently released footage of dead platypus that had died in drying river beds.
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Two killed in Hawaii shooting

Two killed in Hawaii shooting

In Honolulu, two police officers were killed on Sunday after a man shot them before setting his house on fire.
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Richest richer than over half of humanity: report

Richest richer than over half of humanity: report

The richest 2,000 people controlled more money than the poorest 4.6 billion combined in 2019, while pointing out care work by women adds more than the technology industry. Olivia Chan reports
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China confirms spread of coronavirus

China confirms spread of coronavirus

A deadly new virus related to SARS is spreading outside the Chinese city where it first broke out. Officials over the weekend announced that the number of patients has tripled and a third person died.
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Pompeo looking forward to meeting Venezuela's Guaido

Pompeo looking forward to meeting Venezuela's Guaido

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday he looks forward to meeting with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Monday in Bogota at a regional counter-terrorism conference.
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Democrats call Trump a national security risk before Senate trial

Democrats call Trump a national security risk before Senate trial

Both Republicans and Democratic senators get ready to make their case for or against U.S. president Donald Trump's impeachment in a trial beginning this week.
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Around 200 trapped climbers rescued in Nepal avalanche

Around 200 trapped climbers rescued in Nepal avalanche

Around 200 people, including tourists, guides, helpers, and others who were trapped after an avalanche hit Nepal's Annapurna region were rescued and brought to a safer place, officials said on Sunday.
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SpaceX astronaut capsule splashes down after rocket failure test

SpaceX astronaut capsule splashes down after rocket failure test

Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a crucial abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule, a major milestone for the company in its quest to fly NASA astronauts for the first time.
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Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference

Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted world leaders in the German capital on Sunday in a last ditch attempt to convince warring Libyan sides to agree and stick to a ceasefire.
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Lebanon's economic crisis hits the street and the piste

Lebanon's economic crisis hits the street and the piste

More than 300 protesters are injured in clashes amid Lebanon's economic crisis - the effect of which is being felt from Beirut to the country's popular ski resorts.
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First tourists return to bushfire-hit Kangaroo Island

First tourists return to bushfire-hit Kangaroo Island

The first cruise ship returned to bushfire-ravaged Kangaroo Island in Australia on Sunday, bringing tourists and a much-needed economic boost for locals.
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'No blurred lines': UK reacts to Harry and Meghan's 'retirement'

'No blurred lines': UK reacts to Harry and Meghan's 'retirement'

One newspaper called it "payback time", but the British public was positive after Buckingham Palace announced on Saturday that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan would no longer be working royals - losing their "Royal Highness" titles and paying back public money spent on the refurbishment of their home.
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Having fled bombing, Syrian children learn to read in borderland tent schools

Having fled bombing, Syrian children learn to read in borderland tent schools

With about two million children out of class across the country, meet the teachers and students going to school in Syrian refugee camps.
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House Democrats say Trump endangers U.S. security

House Democrats say Trump endangers U.S. security

Democratic U.S. lawmakers leading the impeachment case against Republican President Donald Trump said on Saturday the president must be removed from office to protect national security and preserve the country’s system of government.
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Harry and Meghan: Royal Highnesses no more

Harry and Meghan: Royal Highnesses no more

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will no longer be working members of Britain's monarchy, will forgo public funds and will repay money spent on refurbishing their cottage west of London as they embark on an independent future, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday. Jillian Kitchener has more.
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Migrants, security forces clash at Guatemala-Mexico border

Migrants, security forces clash at Guatemala-Mexico border

Scuffles briefly broke out on the Guatemala-Mexico border on Saturday morning as a group of several hundred mostly Honduran migrants pressed forward to cross, only to be pushed back by Mexican security forces. Jillian Kitchener has more.
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Protesters square off against Lebanon security forces

Protesters square off against Lebanon security forces

Security forces in Beirut fired tear gas and used water cannon on Saturday in clashes with protesters armed with tree branches and sign posts near Lebanon's parliament.
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Iran will send black boxes of downed plane to Ukraine

Iran will send black boxes of downed plane to Ukraine

Iran is sending to Ukraine the black boxes of the Ukrainian passenger plane that its military accidentally shot down this month, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.
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U.N. envoy hopes for, but cannot predict, speedy reopening of Libya oil ports

U.N. envoy hopes for, but cannot predict, speedy reopening of Libya oil ports

The United Nations envoy to Libya said on Saturday he hoped but "could not predict" whether eastern oil ports shut ahead of a pending Berlin summit aimed at reaching a truce in Libya would be reopened soon.
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Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road

Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road

China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbor increasingly isolated by the West.
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Storms douse some of Australia's bushfire-hit areas

Storms douse some of Australia's bushfire-hit areas

Parts of Australia's east coast were hit by severe storms on Saturday, dousing some of the bushfires that have devastated the region for months but causing road closures and flash flooding.
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Auschwitz: Red Army soldier recalls moment his tank broke through fence

Auschwitz: Red Army soldier recalls moment his tank broke through fence

David Dushman is one of the last surviving Russian soldiers to have taken part in the liberation of the camp in January 1945
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Like 'rain': LA teachers sue Delta over fuel dump

Like 'rain': LA teachers sue Delta over fuel dump

Four teachers sued Delta Air Lines on Friday alleging negligence for dumping jet fuel "like rain" in a densely populated area affecting them and their students.
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Bloomberg unveils climate plan for cleaner cars

Bloomberg unveils climate plan for cleaner cars

Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg outlined a plan Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by making electric vehicles accessible to even low-income families and improving access to public transit. Freddie Joyner has more.
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Sanders now tied with Biden after Warren dispute

Sanders now tied with Biden after Warren dispute

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has been steadily climbing in popularity this year and is now tied with former Vice President Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination among registered voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national poll. Colette Luke has more.
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U.S. appeals court throws out youth climate lawsuit

U.S. appeals court throws out youth climate lawsuit

A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit by children and young adults who claimed they had a constitutional right to be protected from climate change, in a major setback to efforts to spur the U.S. government to address the issue.
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No hijab means an Iranian chess pro can't go home

No hijab means an Iranian chess pro can't go home

Shoreh Bayat is a referee at the Women's World Chess Championships, but she's accused of violating Iran's Islamic dress code during a match in Shanghai. Now she tells Reuters that she's afraid to return to her homeland.
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Ukraine PM gets second chance after audio leak

Ukraine PM gets second chance after audio leak

Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk had offered his resignation after audio leaked suggesting he had criticized President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
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Trump adds Starr, Dershowitz to impeachment team

Trump adds Starr, Dershowitz to impeachment team

President Donald Trump turned to some legal heavyweights to help defend him in his Senate impeachment trial.
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