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Ivanka Trump responds to rash of bomb threats at Jewish centers

Samantha Taylor was at Orlando's Jewish Community Center for a morning meeting when she heard reports of a bomb threat crackle from the director's walkie-talkie.


Trump administration set to roll out revised travel ban order

The Trump administration is planning to roll out as early as this week a revised executive order on immigration that the President says will "protect our people" while at the same time pass muster with courts that halted an earlier version.


What to expect from Trump's new travel ban

The Trump administration is planning to roll out a revised executive order on immigration that the President says will "protect our people." CNN's Sunlen Serfaty reports.


5 things to watch for in a new travel ban

The Trump administration is taking another crack at rewriting its embattled travel ban this week, hoping this one will stand up in court.


Trump picks Gen. H.R. McMaster as new national security adviser

(CNN) President Donald Trump has announced Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as the new national security adviser, and Gen. Keith Kellogg remains the National Security Council chief of staff.


Bergen: Trump makes a brilliant choice with McMaster

President Donald Trump's appointment of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to be his national security adviser is a brilliant decision.


Filmmaker, anchor clash over Sweden remarks

A filmmaker and CNN's Don Lemon clash on the link between the reported Swedish crime increase and immigrant violence. President Trump has also weighed in on the controversy.


Police: Newly paroled gang member kills veteran officer

A veteran California officer was killed Monday morning when a recently paroled gang member involved in an auto accident opened fire, authorities said.


First Lady Melania Trump takes aim at critics

First Lady Melania Trump addressed the crowd at a rally, explaining the role she wants to play for women everywhere and blaming the "opposition" for the way they have portrayed her.


North Korea's history of covert operations and secret killings

South Korea has accused North Korean agents of being behind the sudden death of Kim Jong Nam -- son of former dictator Kim Jong Il -- on February 15 in Kuala Lumpur airport.


Video appears to show Kim Jong Nam attacked

Arrests have been made following the death of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader.


JFK security breach: What happened?

A security incident at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday has federal and local authorities at odds over what happened.


Russia UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin dead

The Russian ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin, died in New York on Monday the Russian Foreign Ministry said.


Trump's aides don't want to admit the President is golfing

President Donald Trump has made visiting his Florida golf courses a near every-weekend habit in the first month of his administration, and his aides are trying to obscure whether Trump is actually golfing during the visits.


Trump's UK state visit gets debate in British Parliament

The political controversy over the decision to accord US President Donald Trump the honor of a state visit to the UK will be reignited in the British parliament on Monday.


See tense moments from the debate

President Donald Trump gets zinged by British Parliament. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the feisty debate that included the P-word.


Uber hires Eric Holder to investigate sexism allegations


'Not My President's Day' rallies across US

Another week, another series of demonstrations by opponents of President Donald Trump.


CPAC uninvites Milo Yiannopoulos

A weekend-long backlash over a decision to invite alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos to the Conservative Political Action Conference ended Monday with an abrupt reversal.


Milo booted from CPAC for sex abuse comments

Breitbart editor and controversial Internet personality Milo Yiannopoulos will no longer speak at the annual CPAC conference after organizers rescinded his invitation. CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reports.


Famine declared in South Sudan

Famine in South Sudan has left 100,000 people on the verge of starvation and almost 5 million people, more than 40% of the country's population, in need of urgent help, aid agencies say.


Pence met with open skepticism in Brussels

Even as he worked to assure European leaders that the Trump administration isn't looking to scrap longstanding transatlantic ties, Vice President Mike Pence was met with outward skepticism from the bloc's top leaders on Monday.


Death-defying photoshoot condemned

Model Viktoria Odintsova is in hot water after officials in Dubai say she dangled 73 stories off a building for a photoshoot without permission.


Who is Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster?

President Donald Trump has chosen a decorated and outspoken Army lieutenant general to be his next national security adviser.


The complicated relationship between Trump's Mar-a-Lago and Palm Beach

President Donald Trump, a newcomer to the White House, is still developing his relationship with the people of Washington. But that's far from the case with the people of Palm Beach -- now the location of his so-called Winter White House -- the long spit of land off Florida's East Coast that the real estate mogul has been frequenting for decades.


Trump's first month: Success or failure?

CNN's Tom Foreman reviews President Donald Trump's successes and failures after his first month in office.


Adviser reassigned after disagreeing with Trump

A senior National Security Council adviser was reassigned to his old job at the National Defense University, a White House spokeswoman confirmed Sunday, after he criticized the Trump administration's Latin American policies.


Senator seeks answers on border cell phone searches

Can the government demand you unlock your phone at the airport? A senior Senate Democrat is demanding the Department of Homeland Security explain reports that it's doing just that.


Kings trade DeMarcus Cousins to Pelicans

DeMarcus Cousins' appearance in the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans was brief, scoring 3 points in two minutes.


Lewandowski disagrees with Trump on voter fraud

On "The Axe Files" with David Axelrod, former campaign manager to President Trump Corey Lewandowski said that never in his tenure did Trump ever talk about wanting help from the Russians. Lewandowski also addressed the mass voter fraud Trump has alleged in New Hampshire.


The 15 worst cities for rush hour traffic

Plenty of drivers complain about rush hour traffic, but some have more to gripe about than others.


Uber CEO orders investigation after sex harassment allegations


Global arms trade at highest level since Cold War


USA gymnasts allege sexual abuse

Former members of the US Women's National Gymnastics team are speaking out about alleged sexual abuse at the hands of a team doctor.


Florida survey spots record number of manatees

There's some good news out of Florida: For the third straight year, spotters counted more than 6,000 manatees navigating Florida's waters.


Opinion: What McMaster needs to say to Americans

For days after the dramatic resignation of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn -- followed by Ret. Vice Adm. Bob Harward's rejection of President Donald Trump's offer of the job -- America remained without a permanent national security adviser.


Mattis disagrees with Trump's stance on media

Secretary of Defense James Mattis told a group of reporters that he disagrees with President Trump's comments calling the press the "enemy of the American" people, adding he has no issues with the press.


Trump's Sweden comment raises questions

President Donald Trump's reference to "what's happening last night in Sweden" during a Saturday rally in Florida raised questions in Sweden and around the internet about what he really meant.


Sweden is having a good time trolling President Trump

The Swedes have a lot of rich cultural offerings, including a penchant for sensible industrial design and, it appears, a healthy sense of humor. They have recently chosen to exercise the latter at the expense of the President of the United States.


Trump's internet empire has 3,643 websites

Donald Trump has a vast online portfolio of domain names -- digital addresses that foreshadowed his political career, business projects and accusations of unethical behavior.


North, central California brace for new round of storms

Residents of northern and central California prepared Monday for possible flooding and landslides Monday as another round of storms pounded the region.


'Crocodile Hunter' son freaks out Fallon

Robert Irwin, the son of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, appeared on "The Tonight Show" to introduce Jimmy Fallon to his menagerie.


Pence: I was 'disappointed' with Flynn

Vice President Mike Pence said Monday he was "disappointed" that former national security adviser Michael Flynn misled him about his conversation with the Russian ambassador to Washington.


Pence's first comments on Flynn resignation

During a joint press conference in Brussels with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Vice President Mike Pence addresses the resignation of General Flynn for the first time.


Trump's promises hit Washington reality

President Donald Trump is facing a humbling prospect: The same Washington buzzsaw that frustrated his 44 predecessors can pose significant hurdles for him as well.


Sweden reacts to Donald Trump: 'Has someone stolen our meatballs?'

"Has someone stolen our meatballs?"


How a YouTube video about Sweden ignited the latest Trump furor

A conservative filmmaker wanted to call attention to what he claimed is a "surge of violence" caused by immigrants in Sweden.


World's first rotating, shape-shifting tower planned for Dubai

Dubai is home to many man-made wonders: The world's largest man-made island, the world's largest shopping mall, the world's tallest building.


What a shot! 26 amazing sports photos

Take a look at 26 amazing sports photos from February 14 through February 20.


Governor questions ICE raid methods

In a interview with CNN's Jim Sciutto, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe questions some of the methods used during Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids in his state.


 

Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser

Lt Gen HR McMaster replaces Gen Michael Flynn, who was fired after just three weeks.


HSBC shares slide after 62% profit fall

One-off charges, including pulling out of Brazil, hit the global banking giant's annual results.


Melbourne plane crash: Five killed as aircraft hits shopping centre

Four US citizens and an Australian pilot died when their light aircraft came down on a shopping centre.


Trapped in Raqqa: Sri Rahayu's story

Indonesian Sri Rahayu was forced to live under the control of so-called Islamic State.


David Cassidy: Ex-Partridge Family idol says he has dementia

He forgot the words to classic songs and appeared physically unstable at concerts last weekend.


Singapore 'fire rainbow' cloud phenomenon lights up sky

The multi-coloured glow appeared in the late afternoon, to the delight of people in the city-state.


'Suicide bombers killed' after targeting Pakistan court

At least four people are killed in Charsadda in the latest suicide attack to hit Pakistan.


Kim Jong-nam: Security high at mortuary as family expected

There is growing speculation the dead North Korean's family could be seeking to reclaim his body.


Governments 'must address corruption to defeat IS', says report

The militant group uses anger at corrupt officials to recruit new members, says a new report.


Israeli soldier to be sentenced for killing Hebron attacker

The killing of the wounded attacker in the West Bank city of Hebron polarised opinion in Israel.


Snail venom compound 'offers chronic pain therapy'

It could open the door to a new type of medicine for preventing and treating pain.


Alt-right editor challenges journalists to visit Sweden

Infowars editor Paul Joseph Watson donates $2,000 to a US journalist to travel to Sweden.


Children's sex book causes stir in Indonesia

Parents say the book I Learn to Control Myself is inappropriate because it discusses masturbation.


Light plane crashes into Melbourne shopping complex

A plane carrying five people has crashed into a Melbourne shopping complex, Australian authorities say.


Syria crisis: Footage shows girl 'Aya' rescue

Footage released by Syria Civil Defence shows a girl being pulled alive from rubble, apparently in Damascus amid reported air strikes.


Islamic State: Battle for Mosul by land and air

While so-called Islamic State rules the road, Iraqi forces control the skies in the battle for Mosul, as the BBC's Quentin Sommerville reports.


Nepal transgender model dazzles India

Anjali Lama recently walked the catwalk at a top fashion week in Mumbai.


Scientists 'solve' the ketchup problem

A super-slippery coating for bottles could make getting liquids out much easier, US scientists say.


Angelina Jolie exclusive: Cooking bugs in Cambodia

Angelina Jolie and her family try some of Cambodia's delicacies.


World news in one minute

Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.


Trump UK visit: Protests as MPs clash

Protests take place in London as MPs debate whether Donald Trump should be given a state visit to the UK.


Slippery bottle solves ketchup problem

Scientists in Boston have found a way to get every last drop of ketchup out of the bottle.


Man marks his ex-girlfriend's apology letter and sends it back to her

A college student in Florida grades an apology letter sent to him by his ex-girlfriend and sends it back to her with a mark.


Sea worm festival

Thousands of people gathered in Seger Beach in Indonesia to catch and eat sea worms, a symbol of prosperity.


A modern point of view

LensCulture has announced the winners of its annual Exposure Awards, showcasing the best in contemporary photography.


Week in pictures: 11-17 February 2017

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.


Africa's top shots

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.


Love

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "Love".


Alt-right 'supervillain'

Internet "supervillain" Milo Yiannopoulos is dropped from a conference and has a book deal cancelled.


Thaw on pause

The new Trump presidency could have profound implications for US relations with Iran, says the BBC's Kambiz Fattahi.


'Wanted for my body parts'

An albino hunted for her body parts tells the BBC she lives in fear after surviving a kidnap attempt in Malawi.


Call of duty

Sgt Conchita Lopez describes her life patrolling Mexico's southern border with Guatemala.


Accessing the world

Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.


News bites

The Nobel Prize, viral videos, Beyonce's pregnancy photo... Amber Spiegel has covered them all - on cookies.


Hacking toasters

With hacking potential, people need to have more security on their basic home appliances


Oscar hopes

French film Elle was originally going to be a Hollywood production, its director says.


'This is hell'

Haitian prisons are notoriously overcrowded and inmates spend years in pre-trial detention. Photographer Dieu Nalio Chery, from the Associated Press news agency, has visited a prison where inmates have died of malnutrition and infectious diseases.


Viewpoint: Battle for western Mosul will be toughest yet

Losing its most cherished prize will present IS with an existential challenge, says Renad Mansour.


Does Silicon Valley have a sexism problem?

As taxi app Uber faces claims of workplace sexism, is harassment really rife in Silicon Valley?


Ecuador election: Who will succeed Rafael Correa?

Ecuadoreans vote for a new leader as President Rafael Correa ends his term after a decade in power.


Israel and the Palestinians: What are alternatives to a two-state solution?

A two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict is one of a number of formulas, writes Prof Colin Shindler.


FA Cup: Sutton players will go down in history for FA Cup run, says manager

Sutton's players will "go down in history" despite missing out on a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals, says manager Paul Doswell.


Olympics & Paralympics 2020: Badminton among seven sports to lose funding appeals

Badminton is one of seven sports to lose its appeal against UK Sport funding cuts for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic cycle.


Bullying accusations: No excuse for not making athlete welfare a priority - UK Sport

UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl warns there is "no excuse" for failing to prioritise athlete welfare on the eve of a report into British Cycling.


 

Malaysia says cause of death still unknown in killing of North Korean


Suicide bombers hit court in Pakistan, at least four killed: police


French far-right's Le Pen refuses to wear headscarf to meet Lebanon's Grand Mufti


Five die as light plane crashes into mall in Australia


Russia's U.N. envoy Churkin dies suddenly in New York


ASEAN unsettled by China's weapon systems, tension in South China Sea


Japan kindergarten apologizes after possible hate-speech comment


Poland considers dispute with EU over rule of law closed


Candidate vying to lead Indonesian capital denies pandering to Islamists


Socialist French minister says may vote for centrist Macron


 

Trump Chooses HR McMaster as National Security Adviser - New York Times


'Not My Presidents Day' rallies bring thousands to the streets - USA TODAY


Police officer killed while responding to traffic stop - AOL News


Pilot, 4 US tourists killed in Australia plane crash - USA TODAY


Ivanka Trump Calls for Tolerance After Threats on Jewish Centers - New York Times


Le Pen Gains in French Polls as Security Concerns Win Voters - Bloomberg


CPAC's Organizer Explains Why He Invited (and Disinvited) Milo Yiannopoulos - NBCNews.com


Suicide bombers kill 5 outside court in northwest Pakistan - Yahoo News


Kim Jong Nam's death: Body has no puncture wounds - CNN


Nearly a dozen passengers walked through unattended TSA checkpoint at JFK, police say - Fox News


 

Police say newly freed gang member killed California officer

Police say newly freed gang member killed California officerLOS ANGELES (AP) — A gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself, authorities said.



A controversial executive order leads to internment camps

A controversial executive order leads to internment campsOn this day in 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued his most-controversial executive order, an act that sent more than 100,000 people to government-controlled facilities because of their ethnicity.



The Latest: UN boss calls Russian ambassador 'outstanding'

The Latest: UN boss calls Russian ambassador 'outstanding'NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations (all times local):



Democrat member of FEC to make early exit: NYT

Democrat member of FEC to make early exit: NYTA Democrat who sits on the U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) is planning to resign before her term expires amid frustrations about partisan gridlock, the New York Times reported on Sunday. FEC Commissioner Ann Ravel told the Times in an interview she intended to submit her letter of resignation this week, a move that would open the door for President Donald Trump to make his own appointment to the panel. “The ability of the commission to perform its role has deteriorated significantly,” Ravel told the newspaper.



Debt-saddled Mongolia agrees $5.5 bn IMF bailout

Debt-saddled Mongolia agrees $5.5 bn IMF bailoutMongolia has reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund on a $5.5 billion bailout package, officials announced, as the debt-wracked country tries to stabilise its economy. The landlocked north Asian nation has been hit hard by a more than 50 percent fall over the past five years in the price of copper, its main export. Billions of dollars' worth of natural resources lie buried beneath Mongolia's sprawling steppes, but development has been delayed for years and slowing growth in its biggest customer China has hobbled the economy.



US Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Patroling South China Sea

US Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Patroling South China SeaChina has warned against challenging its sovereignty in the region despite competing claims by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.



Police Name Mystery Man Caught on Surveillance As Suspect In Murder of Teen Hikers

Police Name Mystery Man Caught on Surveillance As Suspect In Murder of Teen HikersPreliminary evidence led to their decision, according to police.



Los Angeles named the most gridlocked city in the world

Los Angeles named the most gridlocked city in the worldLos Angeles has topped the INRIX Global Congestion Ranking to be named the most gridlocked city in the world. Los Angeles took the number one spot after the results revealed that in 2016 drivers in the city spent 104 hours in congestion during peak time periods, followed by Moscow (91 hours), New York (89 hours), San Francisco (83 hours) and Bogota (80 hours). The US was also named the most congested developed country in the world, with the country accounting for 11 of the top 25 cities worldwide with the worst traffic congestion and with drivers on average spending 42 hours a year in traffic during peak times.



?That?s how dictators get started?: McCain, critics blast Trump?s view of the media as ?the enemy?

‘That’s how dictators get started’: McCain, critics blast Trump’s view of the media as ‘the enemy’Critics on both sides of the aisle are blasting President Trump’s assertion that the media is “the enemy of the American people” — and comparing his escalated attack on the press to that of a dictator. “That’s how dictators get started,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said in an interview that aired on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. McCain stopped short of calling Trump one.



Atlanta, other cities eye test tracks for self-driving cars

Atlanta, other cities eye test tracks for self-driving carsATLANTA (AP) — Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology.



Elderly woman finds £5 note worth £50,000, donates the money to young people

Elderly woman finds £5 note worth £50,000, donates the money to young peopleFinding out that the fiver in your wallet is worth thousands of pounds is a dream-come-true for some — but not everyone. A Northern Irish woman who discovered a rare £5 note worth £50,000 ($62,317) has given the note to charity because she says she has no use for the money.  SEE ALSO: Some lucky duck got a £5 note 'worth £50,000' in a Christmas card The note is one of just four ultra-rare notes worth £50,000 in circulation in the UK. The note — which is engraved with a special Jane Austen inscription — is the third one to be snapped up, leaving just one left. The woman who discovered the note contacted the gallery founded by Graham Short — the artist who engraved the notes — stating her wish to donate the note to charity. "£5 note enclosed, I don't need it at my time of life. Please use it to help young people," reads the letter sent to the gallery by the donor, who prefers to remain anonymous.  Image: graham short "The lady who found the note has surprised us all by sending it to the gallery and asking that it be used to help young people," reads a blog post on Short's website.  According to the post, the proceeds from the note will be donated to children's charity Children in Need.   "Currently contacting outlets connected to Children in Need to try and give this to a good cause so we honour the request of the lucky woman who originally discovered the note," the post continues. BONUS: This keychain can take away that annoying jingle your keys make



?Not My President?s Day? protests break out across the U.S.

‘Not My President’s Day’ protests break out across the U.S.On President’s Day, thousands of people in cities around the country turned out in protest of President Trump at rallies dubbed "Not My President's Day." The protesters took to the streets to declare their opposition to President Trump’s policies.



Uber hires ex-U.S. Attorney General Holder to probe sexual harassment

Uber hires ex-U.S. Attorney General Holder to probe sexual harassmentUber Technologies Inc has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct a review of sexual harassment claims at the ride-hailing service made by a former employee. Holder and Tammy Albarran, who are partners at the law firm Covington & Burling, will look into the complaints about a manager at Uber, as well as general questions about diversity and inclusion, Chief Executive Travis Kalanick told his employees in a memo on Monday that was seen by Reuters. Last year, Airbnb hired Holder, who served under former President Barack Obama, to help craft a policy to combat discrimination occurring through the online lodging service's platform.



Hitler's phone sells for more than $240,000

Hitler's phone sells for more than $240,000Adolf Hitler's personal telephone, which the Fuehrer used to dictate many of his deadly World War II commands, sold at auction on Sunday for $243,000, the US house selling it announced. Originally a black Bakelite phone, later painted crimson and engraved with Hitler's name, the relic was found in the Nazi leader's Berlin bunker in 1945 following the regime's defeat. The auction house Alexander Historical Auctions, which did not reveal the winning bidder's identity, had estimated its worth between $200,000 and $300,000.



Car bomb blast in Somalia marketplace

Car bomb blast in Somalia marketplaceA car bomb blast at a marketplace Somalia’s capital has killed at least 20 people and injured 50 others, said a local Somali official. The blast by a car bomb parked near a restaurant went off at a busy time when shoppers and traders were gathered inside the market, said district commissioner Ahmed Abdulle. Mohamed Haji, a butcher who suffered shrapnel wounds, pointed at a clothes shop devastated by the blast.



Ex-cop says Duterte paid him, others to kill crime suspects

Ex-cop says Duterte paid him, others to kill crime suspectsMANILA, Philippines (AP) — A retired Philippine police officer said Monday that President Rodrigo Duterte, when he was a mayor, ordered and paid him and other members of a so-called liquidation squad to kill criminals and opponents, including a kidnapping suspect, his family and a critical radio commentator.



Father and Son Killed In Head-On Collision With One Another

Father and Son Killed In Head-On Collision With One AnotherPolice said alcohol was a factor in the crash.



France's Own Donald Trump Is Leading In First-Round Polls

France's Own Donald Trump Is Leading In First-Round PollsA new poll released Monday put Marine Le Pen ahead of her competitors in the first-round race, but far behind in a likely run-off.



Don?t Look Now, But There?s Another Greek Debt Crisis Brewing

Don’t Look Now, But There’s Another Greek Debt Crisis BrewingTalks over Athens’ debt burden threaten to spill into European election season.



On frozen fields, North Korean farmers prep for battle ahead

On frozen fields, North Korean farmers prep for battle aheadPYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Plug your noses and ready your "Juche fertilizer." It's time to prep the frozen fields in North Korea.



Indonesia Islamists urge ouster of Jakarta governor, plan more protests

Indonesia Islamists urge ouster of Jakarta governor, plan more protestsIndonesian Islamist groups on Monday called on the government to suspend the Christian governor of the capital and for the courts to convict him of blasphemy, demands they will make again at a rally outside parliament on Tuesday. Islamist groups have held two big rallies since November against the governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is on trial for insulting the Koran, and in the midst of an election in which he hopes to win a second term. "Our demands to parliament are that they urge the government to suspend Purnama ... and urge the Supreme Court and judges to detain him and impose the maximum sentence," said Muhammad al Khaththath of the Islamic People's Forum.



2017 Mercedes-Maybach S550 4MATIC

2017 Mercedes-Maybach S550 4MATICA perfectly restrained chauffeur-mobile.



?I am a Muslim too? rally in Times Square

‘I am a Muslim too’ rally in Times SquareRussell Simmons and Rabbi Marc Schneier hosted a large demonstration in Times Square on Sunday in response to Trump’s executive order barring travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.



Nigeria urges AU to intervene over 'SAfrica killings'

Nigeria urges AU to intervene over 'SAfrica killings'Nigeria on Monday urged the African Union to step in to stop what it said were "xenophobic attacks" on its citizens and other Africans in South Africa. "This is unacceptable to the people and government of Nigeria," a senior presidential aide on foreign affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said in an emailed statement. There was no independent verification of the claimed number of deaths, which may have been the result of wider criminal activities rather than anti-immigrant sentiment.



Scuffles at Thai temple as police hunt for monk

Scuffles at Thai temple as police hunt for monkBy Cod Satrusayang and Aukkaraporn Niyomyat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Monks and police scuffled on Monday at a Buddhist temple in Thailand where security forces are trying to arrest an influential former abbot on money-laundering charges. The standoff at the scandal-hit Dhammakaya Temple represents one of the biggest challenges to the authority of Thailand's junta since it took power in 2014. Police said they would try to avoid violence while threatening arrest for followers of the sprawling temple who have defied orders to leave and instead flocked there, hampering the search for 72-year-old Phra Dhammachayo.



Beta Shows Off New Trials Models

Beta Shows Off New Trials ModelsBeta Shows Off New Trials Models Italian off-road manufacturer Beta has unveiled a number of new and updated Evo Factory range of Trials models. The new line-up features two-stroke 125, 250 and 300cc engines and a 300cc 4-stroke. Beta says the Factory



Kim Dotcom Eligible For US Extradition

Kim Dotcom Eligible For US ExtraditionThe New Zealand High Court said, however, that the extradition is not based on copyright grounds, and Dotcom’s legal team is “confident” the decision will be reversed.



Governor's proposed gun permit fees come under fire

Governor's proposed gun permit fees come under fireHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gun rights supporters and state Republican lawmakers are fighting huge gun permit fee increases proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, saying they would price many people out of being able to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms.



Leftist hopes to avoid runoff in tense Ecuador vote

Leftist hopes to avoid runoff in tense Ecuador voteLeftist Lenin Moreno crossed his fingers Monday for outright victory in Ecuador's presidential vote as impatience grew over a delay in publishing full results that could force a runoff. Sunday's election was a test of the legacy of outgoing President Rafael Correa, Moreno's more hardline ally and an outspoken critic of the United States. Moreno, 63, hoped to top 40 percent of the vote with a 10-point lead.



Traffic study ranks Los Angeles as world's most clogged city

Traffic study ranks Los Angeles as world's most clogged cityDETROIT (AP) — When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world.



Explosive blog post details ?abhorrent? sexism at Uber

Explosive blog post details ‘abhorrent’ sexism at Uber

In a blog post published Sunday, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Riggetti details her experiences working for the company. Sadly, given she's a female engineer working at a thrusting, big-name Silicon Valley startup, the experiences are exactly what you'd expect.

In the post, Riggetti details numerous instances of overt sexist behaviour. She reportedly sent evidence, including email and chat logs to HR, but ran into a brick wall multiple times. In the end, she says that her attempts to quietly report sexist behaviour were turned against her:

I forwarded this absurd chain of emails to HR, and they requested to meet with me shortly after. I don't know what I expected after all of my earlier encounters with them, but this one was more ridiculous than I could have ever imagined. The HR rep began the meeting by asking me if I had noticed that *I* was the common theme in all of the reports I had been making, and that if I had ever considered that I might be the problem. I pointed out that everything I had reported came with extensive documentation and I clearly wasn't the instigator (or even a main character) in the majority of them - she countered by saying that there was absolutely no record in HR of any of the incidents I was claiming I had reported (which, of course, was a lie, and I reminded her I had email and chat records to prove it was a lie). She then asked me if women engineers at Uber were friends and talked a lot, and then asked me how often we communicated, what we talked about, what email addresses we used to communicate, which chat rooms we frequented, etc. -  an absurd and insulting request that I refused to comply with. When I pointed out how few women were in SRE, she recounted with a story about how sometimes certain people of certain genders and ethnic backgrounds were better suited for some jobs than others, so I shouldn't be surprised by the gender ratios in engineering. Our meeting ended with her berating me about keeping email records of things, and told me it was unprofessional to report things via email to HR.

Beyond the reports to HR, Riggetti also details a company overrun with internal politics and management problems:

In the background, there was a game-of-thrones political war raging within the ranks of upper management in the infrastructure engineering organization. It seemed like every manager was fighting their peers and attempting to undermine their direct supervisor so that they could have their direct supervisor's job. No attempts were made by these managers to hide what they were doing: they boasted about it in meetings, told their direct reports about it, and the like.

Shortly after the blog post was published, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick issued a statement promising a (secret, internal) investigation into the matter, and reaffirmed Uber's committment to a equitable workplace where everyone isn't trying to stab each other in the back:

"I have just read Susan Fowler's blog. What she describes is abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in. It's the first time this has come to my attention so I have instructed Liane Hornsey our new Chief Human Resources Officer to conduct an urgent investigation into these allegations. We seek to make Uber a just workplace and there can be absolutely no place for this kind of behavior at Uber -- and anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired."

This isn't the first time that Uber has run into human resources problems within its internal teams and management. In 2014, an Uber exec famously suggested digging up dirt on journalists to discredit them. That statement came in response to a journalist who had accused Uber of sexism once again.

More recently, #DeleteUber trended on Twitter after Uber removed surge pricing at JFK airport during a taxi strike -- a strike that was in protest of President Trump's Muslim travel ban. The same hashtag is trending again tonight following Riggetti's blog post.



Ukraine rebels accuse OSCE of aiding Kiev forces

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Solar-powered Africa ?never more possible and less expensive?: energy chief

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International anti-Trump protests

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Breitbart Could Fire Yiannopoulos Over Pedophilia Comments

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Toughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimes

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Police Build Kitty Condo for Stray Cat That Has Been Visiting Department For Years

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Maybe A Salary Would Get First Lady To The White House

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Tribes lay remains of Kennewick Man to rest

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The iPhone 8 will be good for more than just Apple

The iPhone 8 will be good for more than just Apple

It’s not just iPhone fans who are anxiously waiting for the iPhone 8 to arrive, an iPhone version that will be unlike anything Apple created so far. Apple suppliers that live and die by Apple’s orders are also going to profit from the iPhone 8’s popularity, including Apple’s primary iPhone assembler, a Taiwan-based company you may have heard of: Hon Hai or Foxconn.

A report in Bloomberg over the weekend said that Foxconn is riding the wave of “iPhone 8 expectations.”

Foxconn shares gained 29% last year, with optimism about Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone helping the company reach a decade-high.

The Taiwanese company is expected to mass-produce the OLED iPhone 8 later this year, and an exclusivity deal will surely prop up the stock.

Bloomberg says Apple could sell 20 million to 23 million iPhones in China alone during the December 2017 quarter, according to estimates from Counterpoint Research, or 20% more than last year.

Apple accounts for half of Foxconn’s revenue, the report notes, and is seen as having played a “pivotal” role in the stock’s recent buoyancy. Even though the iPhone doesn't see the same kind of growth it used to enjoy, the iPhone 7 still delivered better than expected results last quarter. And the more iPhone Apple sells, the better it is for Foxconn.

Foxconn, meanwhile, isn’t necessarily happy to be just a supplier for Apple. The company is heavily investing in other areas, including robotics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and the revival of Sharp. All that happens without directly competing with its main client.

On top of that, Foxconn’s which obtained control of Sharp last year, will invest almost $9 million in an LCD factory that will make LCD displays by 2019 and nearly $2 billion into an OLED display factory which could provide screens for future iPhone models. Foxconn and Sharp are even considering building a screen facility in the US worth around $7 billion.

In other words, some of the iPhone money Foxconn receives every quarter will be used to drive innovation in various other tech fields, as Foxconn looks for other growth opportunities. And the iPhone 8, which is already expected to drive Apple’s next super-cycle, will be partly responsible for whatever comes out from Foxconn in the following years.



Iran says Saudi, Israel working to damage country

Iran says Saudi, Israel working to damage countryIran on Monday criticised what it said was coordination between Israel and regional rival Saudi Arabia, describing attempts to create an "international atmosphere" against Tehran. Israel and Saudi Arabia accuse Iran of fuelling regional conflicts by supporting armed Shiite movements in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Bahrain.



China names and shames cities over smog controls

China names and shames cities over smog controlsChina's environment ministry has named and shamed several cities in the north of the country for not doing enough to cope with smog, state news agency Xinhua reported. Large parts of northern China have been blanketed in choking smog this winter, defying repeated government efforts to tackle the problem. Pollution alerts are common in northern China, especially during bitterly cold winters when energy demand, much of it met by coal, soars.



Suppressing free press is 'how dictators get started': Senator McCain

Suppressing free press is 'how dictators get started': Senator McCainSenator John McCain, defending the media against the latest attack by President Donald Trump, warned that suppressing the free press was "how dictators get started". The Arizona Republican, a frequent critic of Trump, was responding to a tweet in which Trump accused the media of being “the enemy of the American people”. The international order established after World War Two was built in part on a free press, McCain said in an excerpt of an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" that was released in advance of the full Sunday morning broadcast.



SpaceX celebrates successful launch from historic NASA launch pad in Florida

SpaceX celebrates successful launch from historic NASA launch pad in FloridaThe private company's newest rocket was sent with supplies to the International Space Station.



Turkey puts 47 on trial for 'coup plot to kill Erdogan'

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Philippines: Vietnamese ship attacked; 1 dead, 6 abducted

Philippines: Vietnamese ship attacked; 1 dead, 6 abductedMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Gunmen attacked a Vietnamese cargo ship off the Philippines' southern tip, killing a Vietnamese crewman and abducting six others including the vessel's captain, the Philippine coast guard and the ship's owner said Monday.



3 Reasons to Celebrate Love Your Pet Day

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GOP health plan: Lower costs, better care, or road to ruin?

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Russia Compiles 'Psychological Portrait of Trump.' Here's What It Says.

The attempt to get inside the U.S. president's mind is aimed at helping Vladimir Putin plan for their first meeting. Among the dossier's preliminary conclusions is that Trump is a risk-taker who can be naïve, a senior Kremlin adviser told NBC News.


Four Americans Killed as Plane Crashes Into Australian Shopping Mall

Four Americans were among five people killed when a light plane crashed into the roof of a shopping mall in Melbourne, Australia, the State Department has confirmed.


Pence Seeks to Calm Jittery European Leaders Jolted by Trump

The disquiet felt among EU leaders during the first weeks of the Trump administration was clearly on display at the event in Brussels.


Russia's Ambassador to United Nations Dies Suddenly

The tough-talking Russian, 64, was at his desk when he died in New York just one day before his birthday.


Trump Lawyer Confirms Meeting Ukrainian, Denies Carrying Peace Plan

Michael Cohen said he did meet with a Russian-born ex-Trump associate and a Ukraine lawmaker, but didn't carry a peace plan to Mike Flynn.


Russia Denies It Backed Bid to Assassinate Pro-Western PM

Officials in Montenegro say they have evidence "Russian state bodies" were involved in a failed attempt to overthrow the pro-Western government.


Kim Jong Nam Murder: Video Shows Airport Attack

Video released Monday appears to show the moment that Kim Jong Un's half brother, Kim Jong Nam was attacked and killed in a Malaysian airport.


Jolie: Populism Is 'An Old Trick and We Should Know Better'

"Now more than ever, we really have to rise up and find our rational center, our who-we-are and what-do-we-stand-for," she said.


Trump Explains Sweden Terror Comment That Baffled a Nation

President Donald Trump seemed to suggest a terror attack occurred in Sweden at a campaign-like rally on Saturday, bewildering Swedes.


Inside State-Run Chinese Paper That's Warned Trump to Back Off Unless He Wants War

The Global Times has played a role in galvanizing what observers say is a wave of nationalistic public opinion triggered by President Donald Trump.


Mattis Distances U.S. From Trump's Comments on Seizing Iraqi Oil

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis key goal during the visit is to speak about the military operations with political leaders and commanders on the ground.


Kids Flee War Through Canvas and Paintbrushes

While sunshine and mountains fill many of Mahmoud Ismail's paintings, sometimes bombs and warplanes crowd the canvases.


U.S. Aircraft Carrier Begins 'Routine' South China Sea Patrol

The carrier strike group includes Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer and aircraft from Carrier Air Wing.


4 North Koreans Wanted in Death of Kim Jong Un's Brother

Kim Jong Nam died on Monday after being assaulted at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, where he was catching a flight to Macau.


Cop Killed, 30 Hurt in Blast Near Colombia Bullfighting Ring

The blast comes amid ongoing — and sometimes violent — protests over bullfighting in Bogotá.


Anti-Islam Dutch Politician Calls Immigrants 'Scum'

Muslim organizations in the Netherlands have criticized disparaging comments about Moroccans made by anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders.


Bono Greets VP Pence at Surprise Meeting in Germany

Vice President Mike Pence concluded a day of meetings in Munich with the U2 frontman and humanitarian. Bono thanked Pence for his past support of the


Iran's Foreign Minister: We Don't Respond to Threats

Iran's foreign minister, in words that seemed aimed directly at the new American president, said Sunday that his country would not be bullied.


Iraq Launches Offensive to Re-Take Western Mosul From ISIS: PM

The prime minister announced the new military push Sunday morning, months after troops entered the ISIS-held city.


Stoltenberg: America has much to gain from 'NATO partnership'

Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg spoke of the importance of NATO's relationship with the United States as they face a more unpredictable world.


Russia, Ukraine Agree to Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine

European powers are backing a new ceasefire agreement announced Saturday for embattled eastern Ukraine.


Scientists Claim They've Found a Massive Lost Continent

Zealandia is believed to have broken away from Australia about 80 million years ago and sunk beneath the sea as part of a former super-continent.


Donald Trump Now Has His Own Political Party ? in Italy

"Trump may be the president of the United States, but he speaks for the disillusioned right-wing electorate across the world," Gianni Musetti said.


Pence Tells Europe: US Backs NATO, Will Put ISIS on 'Ash-Heap'

President Trump with consign the terrorist group ISIS "to the ash-heap of history," Vice President Mike Trump said Saturday at a security conference.


North Korea Wants to Block New Autopsy on Leader's Half-Brother

North Korea objects to autopsies on the body of the half-brother of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un, saying he died of a heart attack.


 

A.S. Monaco: From Billionaire’s Plaything to Soccer Prodigies’ Hub

Financial fair-play rules forced a change in club strategy, one that has had some unexpectedly happy results.


Dick Bruna, Author of Miffy Books, Is Dead at 89

The Dutch writer and illustrator was known for children’s books depicting a sparely drawn round white rabbit who gained a worldwide following.


Vatican and Rome’s Jewish Museum Team Up for Menorah Exhibit

The collaboration, centered on a famous candelabrum that has been missing for centuries, is being hailed as “a historic event.”


Europe Combats a New Foe of Political Stability: Fake News

The rise of sophisticated hacks and a torrent of fake news coincide with angry populist movements across the Continent, and officials are nervous.


‘I Am Ashamed’ vs. ‘Get Over It’: British Lawmakers Debate Trump Visit

More than 1.8 million Britons backed a petition to deny a state visit. “The intellectual capacity of the president is protozoan,” a lawmaker said.


Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s U.N. Ambassador, Dies at 64

Mr. Churkin, something of a legend in diplomatic circles with a caustic, wry wit, served at a time of mounting tensions between Washington and the Kremlin.


A Conversation With: In Response to Trump, a Dutch Minister Launches ‘She Decides’

Liliane Ploumen, a trade minister in the Netherlands, mobilized support for global family-planning groups threatened by an executive order from President Trump.


Eurozone Agrees to Greece Talks in Exchange for Bailout Payments

The agreement falls short of an all-encompassing deal, but is a positive sign ahead of a meeting this week between Germany and the International Monetary Fund.


Turkey Tries 47 Ex-Soldiers in Erdogan Assassination Plot

The trial is the first in a series focusing on an attempt to kill President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a failed coup in July.


White House Memo: From an Anchor’s Lips to Trump’s Ears to Sweden’s Disbelief

A diplomatic dispute with Sweden illustrates the unusual approach the president takes to foreign policy, as well as the influence that television can have on his thinking.


Syria Bombing Kills 4 Russians

The servicemen, identified by the Defense Ministry as military advisers, were accompanying a Syrian Army convoy near the Tiyas air base to Homs.


Kremlin Denies Knowledge of Ukraine Plan Pushed by Trump Associates

Russia responded to a New York Times article about a peace plan put forward by a Ukrainian lawmaker, Andrii V. Artemenko, and two people close to the president.


More Migrants Storm Fence to Enter Ceuta, Spanish Enclave in Africa

About 600 people tried to force their way across the border, three days after hundreds used wire cutters and other implements to breach the 20-foot-high razor-wire barrier.


Mike Pence, in Europe, Says Trump Supports Partnership With E.U.

The vice president also said he backed the president’s decision to seek the resignation of his national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn.


Michelin Star Mix-Up Throws a Working-Class Bistro Into a Media Storm

Le Bouche à Oreille, a modest restaurant in central France, got an accolade intended for a high-end restaurant of the same name.


   


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