Joe Root: England Test captain to sit out Twenty20 tri-series
England Test captain Joe Root will miss the forthcoming Twenty20 tri-series against Australia and New Zealand.
Repatriation of Rohingya refugees postponed
The repatriation of tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar has been postponed just hours before it was due to begin.
Government shutdown: Democrats back bill to end deadlock
Minority leader Chuck Schumer says his party supports Senate bill Paul Ryan says if Senate passes spending bill, House will pass it too The ‘hardass’, the ‘racist’ and the ‘crazy uncle’: how the first Daca deal derailed The federal workers facing an unpaid furlough: ‘We’re being used as pawns’ The Senate overwhelmingly voted to advance a short-term spending measure on Monday, after Democrats agreed to support the bill, ending a days-long impasse and paving the way for the reopening of the fed...
Greece: Protest of squatted building arson brings tear gas
Greek riot police have fired tear gas and stun grenades during clashes with activists protesting an arson fire at a building used by anarchist squatters in the northern city of Thessaloniki.
As Pence tours the Holy Land, here's one thing he may miss: Any contact with Palestinians
Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel this week lacks many of the elements that usually fill the schedule of American leaders hoping to advance a peace plan. Palestinian political leaders have refused to meet him, and bucking tradition, Pence elected not to meet with Israel’s political opposition....
Gambia arrests top Jammeh generals after they return from exile
BANJUL (Reuters) - Military authorities in Gambia arrested two of ex-strongman Yahya Jammeh's generals after they returned unexpectedly from exile over the weekend, the army said in a statement on Monday.
Tougher screening for Middle East cargo flights to US
Flights originating from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Jordan, and Egypt will have to undergo extra screening.
At Davos, 6 Feet of Snow Brings Limousines to a Crawl
A weekend blizzard was still filling the mountain valley with more snow on Monday night as heads of state and C.E.O.s tried to gather for the World Economic Forum.
12th grader kills principal in Pak over 'blasphemy'
The incident occurred within the premises of privately-run Islamia College in Charsadda district. Principal Sareer Khan was killed by Fahim Ashraf who was later arrested with a gun, district police chief Zahoor Afridi said.
Scientists Fear Deadly ‘Zombie Deer Disease’ Could Soon Make Leap to Humans
Scientists are concerned that the “zombie deer disease” felling deer populations around the world could infect humans who eat deer, elk and moose, a scenario which could lead to a devastating public health disaster reminiscent of Mad Cow Disease.
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