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Pompeo: State Dept. bars war crimes court members from the U.S., citing torture probe

Pompeo: State Dept. bars war crimes court members from the U.S., citing torture probeThe move is aimed at shielding American military and CIA personnel from an international investigation into alleged torture in Afghanistan.



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Heads bowed to the ground, suspected IS members surrender

Heads bowed to the ground, suspected IS members surrenderOUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — Suspected Islamic State group members, including foreign fighters, sat in a long line in a field of bright yellow flowers, exhausted and hunched over as they were questioned and searched Thursday by U.S.-led coalition members and Kurdish fighters. They were the latest group to surrender from the besieged final pocket of Syrian territory held by the militant group.



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Single family loses 10 members after tornado hits their homes in Alabama

Single family loses 10 members after tornado hits their homes in AlabamaTen members of the same family were killed after the deadliest US tornado in nearly six years swept past their homes in Alabama. Winds of up to 170mph rolled mobile homes across fields and caused brick homes to collapse into unrecognisable heaps in Beauregard, a rural community around 60 miles west of the city of Montgomery. At least 23 people have been killed, including 10 from the same family.



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80 arrests made, including a reporter and 3 clergy members, during Sacramento police shooting protest

80 arrests made, including a reporter and 3 clergy members, during Sacramento police shooting protestA protest over the shooting of an unarmed black man by Sacramento police has ended with at least 80 arrests, police said. Among those detained were clergy and a reporter.



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Stick to Marx not 'ghosts and spirits', China warns party members

Stick to Marx not 'ghosts and spirits', China warns party membersChina’s ruling Communist Party warned party members on Wednesday to stick to Marx and Lenin and not believe in “ghosts and spirits”, in the latest effort to root out superstitious practices. China officially guarantees freedom of religion for major belief systems like Christianity, Buddhism and Islam, but party members are meant to be atheists and are especially banned from participating in what China calls superstitious practices like visiting soothsayers. There have been numerous scandals in recent years where senior party members have been accused of involvement in superstition.



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Mum and teenage daughter 'kill five members of family in flat'

Mum and teenage daughter 'kill five members of family in flat'A woman and her teenage daughter were charged with killing five of their relatives earlier this week. Ms Decree was arraigned on five counts of criminal homicide and one count of conspiracy on Tuesday morning.



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Thousands in Iran attend funeral for slain Guard members

Thousands in Iran attend funeral for slain Guard membersISFAHAN, Iran (AP) — Dozens of comrades circled caskets on the back of trucks on Saturday as thousands of mourners attended a mass funeral for 27 elite Revolutionary Guard soldiers killed in a suicide car bombing this week in Iran's Sistan and Baluchistan province.



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The Latest: Staff members resign after Fairfax allegations

The Latest: Staff members resign after Fairfax allegationsRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on scandals involving Virginia's Democratic leaders (all times local):



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GOP border security conference committee members face pressure to cut a deal with Democrats

GOP border security conference committee members face pressure to cut a deal with DemocratsWest Virginia Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito says there is data to back up that physical barriers are effective in slowing illegal immigration.



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Nato members increase defence spending by $100 billion after Donald Trump called them 'delinquents'

Nato members increase defence spending by $  100 billion after Donald Trump called them 'delinquents'Nato states will increase their defence spending by 100 billion dollars in response to Donald Trump's demands that European allies shoulder a greater financial burden, the alliance's secretary general has said.   Jens Stoltenberg said on Sunday that the alliance had heard Mr Trump's call for non-US members to shoulder a greater financial burden "loud and clear" and that allies are "stepping up." In conciliatory comments apparently designed to smooth over repeated public criticism of other alliance members by the US leader, Mr Stoltenberg said member states had agreed to add $ 100 billion to defence budgets over the next two years. Mr Trump has repeatedly complained that other members of Nato do not meet their spending commitments, including  a  blistering tirade at the NATO summit in Brussels  in July in which called other member governments "delinquent."  Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, just stated that because of me NATO has been able to raise far more money than ever before from its members after many years of decline. It’s called burden sharing. Also, more united. Dems & Fake News like to portray the opposite!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2019 He sent shockwaves through NATO last year when he questioned the alliance's value to the US. Last week the New York Times reported that he had multiple discussions with his top security advisers in 2018 about withdrawing. Speaking on Fox News, a channel favoured by the president, Mr Stoltenberg praised Mr Trump's tough line.   "President Trump has been very clear. He is committed to NATO… but at the same time he has clearly stated that NATO allies need to invest more," said the former Norwegian prime minister. "So we see some real money and real results, and we see that a clear message from President Trump is having an impact. NATO allies have heard the president loud and clear. NATO allies are stepping up." “What he’s doing is to help us adapt the alliance, which we need,” he added. "This is a clear message to Russia and I think they see that."  Member nations agreed in 2014 to spend two percent of their gross domestic products on defence by 2024. But only four of the alliance’s 29 countries have already met that target with just 15 expected to reach it by the deadline. Later on Sunday Mr Trump welcomed the praise, taking credit for the pledge of additional funding. He tweeted: "Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General, just stated that because of me NATO has been able to raise far more money than ever before from its members after many years of decline. It’s called burden sharing. Also, more united. Dems & Fake News like to portray the opposite!" Mr Trump's public doubts about the utility of the Nato alliance have alarmed European allies concerned about a repeat of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and invasion of east Ukraine.



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