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Pakistan reimposes ban on Islamist charities linked to militant leader
Date/Time: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 04:54:19 -0500

Pakistan reimposes ban on Islamist charities linked to militant leaderPakistan has re-instated a ban on two charities linked to the founder of an Islamist militant group that has carried out attacks in India, the interior ministry said on Friday. The ban comes as Pakistan faces international pressure to act against militant groups, amid escalating tension with its nuclear-armed neighbor, India, following a suicide bomb attack on Indian police in the disputed region of Kashmir. The attack, in which 40 Indian paramilitary troops were killed, was claimed by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant group.



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French bishops agree to compensation for sex abuse victims
Date/Time: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 02:31:55 -0500

French bishops agree to compensation for sex abuse victimsPARIS (AP) — Still struggling to come to terms with their share of responsibility in the clerical sex abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church, France's bishops have agreed to award financial compensation to victims whose cases fall outside of France's statute of limitations.



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Two killed as Venezuela aid showdown turns violent
Date/Time: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 18:33:13 -0500

Two killed as Venezuela aid showdown turns violentUreña (Venezuela) (AFP) - A high-risk operation to get humanitarian aid into Venezuela descended into deadly chaos Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro's security forces fired on demonstrators and aid trucks were set ablaze. Two people, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed in clashes with security forces on the Brazil-Venezuela border amid efforts to bring in aid there, a human rights group said. Hundreds were wounded at border crossings with Colombia.



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Vietnam announces traffic ban for possible Kim Jong Un summit arrival route
Date/Time: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 13:35:25 -0500

Vietnam announces traffic ban for possible Kim Jong Un summit arrival routeVietnam has been preparing for Kim to arrive by train for the Feb. 27-28 summit in Hanoi, two sources with direct knowledge of security and logistics planning told Reuters on Wednesday. Kim's train will stop at the border station of Dong Dang where he will disembark and proceed 170 km (105 miles) to Hanoi by car, the sources said. Traffic on that route will be partially banned from 7 p.m. on Feb. 25 and fully banned from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 26, the ruling Communist Party's Nhan Dan paper reported, citing the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam.



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Airlines admit having cameras installed on back of passengers’ seats
Date/Time: Sat, 23 Feb 2019 12:28:00 -0500

Airlines admit having cameras installed on back of passengers’ seatsThree of the world’s biggest airlines have admitted some of their planes have cameras installed on the backs of passenger seats. American Airlines, United Airlines and Singapore Airlines have new seat-back entertainment systems that include cameras. Companies that make the entertainment systems are fitting them with cameras to offer passengers options such as seat-to-seat video conferencing, according to an American Airlines spokesman.



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Sen. Warren: US needs to address 'ugly history of racism'
Date/Time: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 23:30:39 -0500

Sen. Warren: US needs to address 'ugly history of racism'MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who said earlier this week that she supports reparations for black Americans who have been affected by slavery, told reporters Friday that the nation needs to confront its "ugly history of racism" and "talk about the right way to address it and make change."



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2020 Vision: Bernie Sanders launches, like a rocket
Date/Time: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 14:23:20 -0500

2020 Vision: Bernie Sanders launches, like a rocketVermont Sen. Bernie Sanders jumps into the race, raises $6 million and immediately mixes it up with the president.



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Saudi Sisters Stranded for Months in Hong Kong After Fleeing the Kingdom, Rights Group Says
Date/Time: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 05:13:00 -0500

Saudi Sisters Stranded for Months in Hong Kong After Fleeing the Kingdom, Rights Group SaysThey were trying to seek asylum in Australia but were stopped in Hong Kong



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A 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback Is the Latest to Be Immortalized in Legos
Date/Time: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:00:00 -0500

A 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback Is the Latest to Be Immortalized in LegosThe Lego Creator Ford Mustang kit includes 1471 pieces.



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Truckloads of civilians leave Islamic State enclave in Syria
Date/Time: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 06:09:55 -0500

Truckloads of civilians leave Islamic State enclave in SyriaTrucks loaded with civilians left the last Islamic State enclave in eastern Syria on Friday, as U.S.-backed forces waited to inflict final defeat on the surrounded jihadists. Reporters near the front line at Baghouz saw dozens of trucks driving out with civilians inside them, but it was not clear if more remained in the tiny pocket. The village is all that remains for Islamic State in the Euphrates valley region that became its final populated stronghold in Iraq and Syria after it lost the major cities of Mosul and Raqqa in 2017.



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