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Gazan killed in tunnel collapse on Egypt border

The incident took place on Monday after a tunnel used to bring basic commodities like construction material, food, and fuel into Gaza caved in. He stressed that their arduous efforts deterred Israel and represent a pressure card Hamas can use for the release of Palestinian prisoners.

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Junior doctors to stage second strike as last-ditch talks fail

This afternoon, a "meet the doctor" event is taking place outside the Guildhall from 1pm with junior doctors giving demonstrations on basic CPR and talking to the public about the strike . Some 64 per cent say the health secretary is more at fault for the 24-hour action, compared to just 13 per cent blaming the doctors and 18 per cent blaming both sides.

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Scott Seeks Federal Help With Zika Virus

The CDC also said that women who aren't pregnant, but who are concerned about contracting the virus through sex could consider using condoms during sex or abstaining if their partner has traveled to an area with Zika cases. "We are in constant communication with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and are taking proactive steps to raise public awareness, address any potential cases of Zika and protect the public health".

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Iraqi Kurds protest against Turkey, 3 police wounded

Erdogan said: "You failed to know (these groups)". The US special envoy met with YPG members after the PYD was excluded from peace talks for Syria in Geneva. The opening of the office in Moscow is bound to fuel tensions in Russia's relations with Turkey, which broke down in November after Ankara shot down a Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border.

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Ted Cruz misstates CNN's reporting at Republican debate

He told Starnes that he did indeed get a fresh change of clothes rather than buy new ones and "just throw away the clothes that needed to be dry cleaned or washed", proving that he would make a fiscally conservative president who wouldn't "go out and spend the taxpayers' money willy-nilly".

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England's junior doctors go on strike as contract talks fail

The Department of Health said: "We have agreed the vast majority of the contract detail with the BMA but it's a great shame they have broken the agreement we made at Acas to discuss the outstanding issue of Saturday work and pay for unsocial hours".

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Supreme Court puts Obama's Clean Power Plan on hold

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy welcomed the Supreme Court's move, saying it "has now stopped this illegitimate abuse of power after 27 states revolted against the president's anti-energy agenda". West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey described the Supreme Court action on Tuesday as a "historic and unprecedented victory" over the EPA.

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1st Zika Virus Case Confirmed in Rockland County

The World Health Organisation on Thursday advised countries against accepting blood donations from people who had travelled to regions affected by the Zika virus. As Zika's impact continues to grow, health officials are still struggling to answer basic questions about how the virus works. The move will reduce the possibility of the passengers being bitten by the Aedes mosquitoes, which transmit the virus, inside the plane.

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Donald Trump Makes A Public Commitment Regarding The Next Fox News Debate

According to the Hill , Trump told Newsmax's " The Steve Malzberg Show " on Friday that he will be at the Detroit debate and added, "I have no objection to being there". "From O'Reilly's perspective, he helped make Kelly a star but now she's too eager to outshine him - touting her own ratings successes without respecting his contributions".

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Homer Simpson has been framed in a 'Making a Murderer' parody

Avery is the focus of Making A Murderer, the Netflix documentary which tells the story of his conviction for the murder of Halbach in 2005. In this candid interview, the twins share what it's like living in the shadow of infamy, and seeing their family tragedy become an American obsession.

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Arab-Israeli lawmakers suspended for meeting families of killed Palestinians

On Sunday, one of the three legislators, Haneen Zoabi, received a suspended six-month sentence and a fine of nearly $800 for calling Arab Israeli policemen traitors during an incident outside a courtroom. Education minister and far-right Jewish Home party leader Neftali Bennett said that the MKs "have made themselves the successors of Haj Amin al-Husseini" - the Jerusalem mufti known for his meeting with Adolf Hitler in 1941.

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Somalia plane bomber intended to board Turkish flight

Mogadishu airport is heavily fortified and adjoins the capital's main base of the African Union mission to Somalia , the 22,000-strong force backing the government in the battle against Islamist Shebab insurgents. Somalia has few air links outside East Africa, with Turkish Airlines becoming the first major worldwide commercial airline to fly out of Somalia in more than two decades in 2012.

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UAE says it's prepared to send ground forces to Syria

The predominantly Shiite republic of Iran is no friend to the Sunni terror group ISIS, but it also couldn't be a fan of a Saudi military presence in a country whose regime Iran supports . 5, 2016. But he and other analysts said Saudi involvement would be limited, given its leadership of a separate Arab coalition fighting in Yemen for nearly a year and guarding the kingdom's southern border from attacks by Iran-backed Yemeni rebels.

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Jamie Vardy signs new contract with Leicester to 2019

Poor marking allowed defender Huth to sweep in Mahrez's free kick, via a deflection off Martin Demichelis, after three minutes. LONDON (AP) - With a 3-1 win at Manchester City, Leicester showed why it really could be lifting the English Premier League trophy for the first time in May.

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Locals health officials discuss Zika virus

WA Health chief health officer Tarun Weeramanthri said there was no risk to people who had not recently travelled to a Zika-affected country . Much about the virus, including whether it can be transmitted from person to person, remains unclear.

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Jeb Bush calls Donald Trump a 'loser'

The answer was quickly challenged by Christie: "I like Marco Rubio, and he's a smart person and a good guy, but he simply does not have the experience to be president of the United States". Trump said as president, he would repeal ObamaCare and introduce something "so much better", while Bush declared that he wouldn't rule out launching a military strike against North Korea, saying if a "preemptive strike is necessary to keep us safe, then we should do it".

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Trump would push waterboarding, does not see NH as must-win

Marco Rubio headed into the latest Republican debate ready for an onslaught of attacks about his experience and preparedness from a trio of rivals whose performance in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday will be critical to their White House hopes.

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New Hampshire looming, 2016 hopefuls make their case

Cruz said, in response to a question on whether waterboarding is torture , "Well, under the definition of torture, no, it's not". Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has vowed to bring back waterboarding. Sen. Ted Cruz said that waterboarding is not torture, and added "if it were necessary to, say, prevent a city from facing an imminent terrorist attack, you can rest assured that as commander-in-chief, I would use whatever enhanced interrogation methods we could to keep this country ...

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Two Zika cases in Republic of Ireland confirmed

There is no threat to a fetus in the Texas case, the CDC said. While no Zika cases have been reported in India, one has been reported in Thailand and another in Indonesia, and USA health authorities have said a patient in Texas contracted the virus through sexual transmission.

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Nigeria issues travel restriction due to Zika virus

Now there is no vaccine for the virus. The Zika virus was first detected in 1947 and for decades only caused mild disease, but Chan noted that "the situation today is dramatically different". For example, urban areas in the United States aren't as density populated as cities in Central and South America, Schuchat said. The illness is usually mild, and symptoms only last a several days to a week.

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Iran leader in Rome boasts nation now most stable in region

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, right, meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, January 26. It was the first state visit by an Iranian president to the Vatican since 1999, although President Mohammad Khatami was among the many world leaders who attended the funeral of Pope John Paul in 2005.

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World Health Organization predicts Zika virus to spread in the Americas

Brazil, the country that first reported the case of Zika virus in 2015, recorded an increased number of babies born with health defects. The nations of Colombia , Ecuador, El Salvador and Jamaica have gone further, recommending that women postpone getting pregnant until more information on the virus is known.

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OIC condemns Iran for attacks on Saudi missions

The Council expressed its full support for the efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the fight against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, whatever its origin or its objectives. "These statements are blatant interference in the internal affairs of Saudi Arabia and a contravention of the UN Charter, the OIC Charter and all global covenants that call for non-interference in the internal affairs of member states", said the OIC foreign ministers.

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Iran supreme leader condemns Saudi embassy attack

The meeting condemned the aggressions against the Saudi missions in Tehran and Mashhad, which constitute a flagrant violation of the Vienna Conventions and worldwide law that guarantee the inviolability of diplomatic missions and respect for diplomatic missions accredited to any state in a clear and binding manner.

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Syrian opposition says Kerry applies pressure over peace talks

It has been clear that Russia's intervention in Syria was not to fight terrorism, as claimed officially, but to maintain the status quo at a point when Assad's forces were facing unprecedented defeats by the rebels. Kerry, in Laos after discussing the negotiations with officials in Switzerland and Saudi Arabia last week, said he expected there would be clarity about when the talks would start within the next 72 hours.

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OIC condemns attacks on Saudi mission in Iran

Organization of Islamic Cooperation says Tehran's criticism of Riyadh's execution of Shia cleric is interference in Saudi Arabia's internal affairs. Security Council - the United States, Britain, France and Russian Federation. Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi told Reuters on the sidelines of the meeting: "My hope is after this conference tension is not escalated, I hope the conference plays its role to deescalate the situation".

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Facebook Launches Real-Time "Sports Stadium" App

However, Facebook has announced that it intends to expand the regional availability and the platforms which can use this feature. With Super Bowl 50 just two weeks away, Facebook is trying something new to get in on the action. "People already turn to Facebook to celebrate, commiserate, and talk trash with their friends and other fans", wrote Steve Kafka, product manager, in a Facebook Post.

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Alphabet to pay United Kingdom £130 million in back taxes

George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, however, said that it was a "victory" for the government's policies. "It looks to me from all the independent analysis that this is relatively trivial in comparison with what should have been paid", he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

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Baby born in Hawaii has birth defect linked to Zika virus

While the exact correlation between a Zika infection and microcephaly is still not clear, officials believe that pregnant women who are bitten by infected mosquitoes may be transmitting the virus to their fetuses through the placenta. Brazil's health ministry said 3,530 babies have been born with microcephaly in the country since October. Zika virus is transmitted by the Aedes species mosquito.

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Memorial set for 12 Marines aboard helicopters that crashed

The service was shown live on the Internet. No bodies were found. The cause is under investigation. Servicemen draped flight gear on 12 white crosses Friday to commemorate the Marines who died when two helicopters crashed off the coast of Hawaii during a nighttime training mission.