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Alan Dershowitz, Kenneth Starr expected to be on Trump impeachment legal team
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Former independent counsel Ken Starr, who paved the way for the impeachment of Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1998, and prominent lawyer Alan Dershowitz will join President Trump's impeachment trial defence team, Trump's legal team and a source said on Friday.


Trump responds to Iran's supreme leader, says he should be 'very careful with his words'
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U.S. President Donald Trump said Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei should be very careful about what he says after Khamenei harshly criticized the United States in a Friday prayers sermon in Tehran.


Portrait found in gallery walls verified as missing Klimt masterpiece
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A painting found in one of the walls of an Italian art gallery has been verified as an original Gustav Klimt, which was originally stolen nearly 23 years ago.


Mexico's Obrador considering raffling off presidential jet
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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced Friday the latest in a series of desperate ideas to sell off his predecessor's official jet, which he says is too luxurious for a country where half the people live in poverty.


Officials, activists say 2 Iraqi protesters killed amid renewed violence in Baghdad
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Two protesters were killed and more than a dozen wounded in central Baghdad on Friday in renewed violence between anti-government demonstrators and Iraqi security forces, activists and officials said. The deaths follow weeks of calm.


U.S. to screen passengers for new China coronavirus at 3 airports
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Thailand has found a second case of a new Chinese coronavirus, a 74-year-old woman from China's central city of Wuhan.


Hondurans, others forming migrant caravan presently in Guatemala
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More than 3,500 Central Americans had poured into Guatemala by Friday in U.S.-bound gatherings known as caravans, officials said, posing a headache for the leaders of Guatemala and Mexico amid fierce U.S. pressure to curb migration.


China's population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls
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China's population has crept past 1.4 billion last year for the first time, even as the birthrate continues to fall.


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U.S. Says 11 Service Members Were Injured When Iran Attacked Iraqi Base
Eight Americans were taken to Germany and three to Kuwait to receive medical care after Iran's missile strike last week, a Defense Department spokesperson says.
Earthquake-Stricken Puerto Ricans Seek Engineers To Inspect The Safety Of Their Homes
In Puerto Rico, thousands are still sleeping outside after last week's earthquake, afraid to return until they are sure their homes are safe. But inspecting thousands of houses is a major challenge.
11 U.S. Troops Were Injured In Iran Rocket Attacks On Iraq Bases
Contrary to earlier reports of no injuries, 11 U.S. troops were injured in Iranian strikes on Iraqi bases.
Iran's Ayatollah Slams 'American Clowns' In Rare Friday Prayers Sermon
"These American clowns lie" when they say they stand with the Iranian people, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a large crowd of worshippers in Tehran.
Why Gun Violence Is Surging In Toronto
Last year, more than 760 people were shot. Canada has tighter gun laws than in the U.S., and officials and gun control advocates are trying to figure out why the surge is happening and how to stop it.
Iran's Supreme Leader Delivers Rare Speech At Friday's Prayers
For the first time in eight years, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led prayers in Tehran. He threatened the U.S. and indicated there may be more retaliation from Iran's proxies for the killing of a general.
In China, Birthrate Falls To Lowest Level In 70 Years
Last year, there were 10.48 births per 1,000 people — the lowest since the country was founded in 1949. Beijing also said its economy cooled to the slowest pace in nearly three decades.
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Two actors die in rehearsal for Mexican TV series
Two actors fell off a bridge and died while working on the TV series "Sin Miedo a la Verdad," Mexican network Televisa announced on Friday.
What Moscow residents think of Putin's power shake-up
Big government announcements in Russia are typically accompanied by simultaneous coverage on the nation's state-run TV channels.
Close call as massive landslide just misses person
Video released by the Protezione Civile Regione Campania shows a person just narrowly miss getting hit by a landslide in Cetara, Italy. Italian officials say the person survived.
China reports weakest growth in 29 years
China's economy grew at its slowest pace in nearly three decades in 2019.
Second person dies from SARS-like virus in China
A second person has died in China from a new virus that has infected dozens of people and put the rest of Asia on alert, Chinese health officials said Thursday.
A Japanese minister is making waves for taking paternity leave. He's only taking two weeks off
Japan's Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi has announced that he will take paternity leave when his first child is born this month, an unusual step in a country where new fathers rarely take time off from work.
Google owner Alphabet is now worth $1 trillion
The exclusive $1 trillion club on Wall Street just got a new member. Shares of Google parent company Alphabet hit a new all-time high Thursday, pushing the company's market value to $1 trillion in the process.
Britain's energy transition as it aims for net zero emissions
Net zero by 2050. It sounds like a code name for an intelligence agency or a defense program, but it was a declaration by Britain in June 2019 to go carbon neutral in 30 years, the first G7 country to do so.
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Eastern Libya halts more than half the country's oil output
Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude output by more than half and ramping up tensions ahead of a summit in G
Guinea-Bissau Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result
The outcome of Guinea-Bissau's presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours after the electoral commission released the final results.
Iran's Khamenei stands by Guards after unrest over downed plane
Iran's supreme leader threw his support behind the elite Revolutionary Guards in a rare sermon on Friday after their belated admission that they had accidentally downed an airliner triggered days of street protests.
Explainer: How close is Iran to producing a nuclear bomb?
The central achievement of the Iran nuclear deal - keeping Tehran at arm's length from nuclear weapons - is eroding.
Michigan governor urges broader Facebook crackdown on hate speech, citing attacks on state's lawmakers
Michigan's Democratic governor has urged Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to step up efforts to check hate speech on the social network and protect the security of elections, citing attacks on legislators from the state.
Libyan eastern forces says closing oil ports 'huge step' by the people
The closing of Libya's oil ports is "a huge step" by the Libyan people, the spokesman of Libyan forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar said on Friday.
U.S.'s representative on Iran: Tehran's threats will isolate it more
Threats made by Iran will only further isolate the country, the top U.S. envoy for Iran said on Friday after Tehran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said its fight could move beyond its borders.
Trump says Iran's Khamenei 'should be very careful with his words'
U.S. President Donald Trump said Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei should be very careful about what he says after Khamenei harshly criticized the United States in a Friday prayers sermon in Tehran.
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New Chinese virus 'will have infected hundreds'
The virus emerged in December, two people have died and it has been detected in three countries.
Clinton prosecutor Ken Starr to defend Trump
Former special prosecutors from Bill Clinton's impeachment trial are on the president's team.
Iran plane crash: Khamenei defends armed forces in rare address
Ayatollah Khamenei praises the Revolutionary Guard amid anger over the downing of a passenger jet.
Global Hawk drones: A look at Nato's new spy tool
The Global Hawk, which is unmanned, can travel halfway around the world on one tank of fuel.
UFC 246: Conor McGregor v Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone - all you need to know
Everything you need to know about Conor McGregor's return to the octagon against Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone at UFC 246 in Las Vegas this weekend.
Portrait of a Lady: Painting found in wall confirmed as stolen Klimt
Portrait of a Lady was missing for 22 years until gardeners cleared ivy from a gallery wall.
Countdown clock to illuminate Downing Street on Brexit Day
Boris Johnson will also address the nation and cabinet will be held outside London on 31 January.
Can Microsoft's 'moonshot' carbon goal succeed?
The tech giant admits its "carbon negative" goal is ambitious.
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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U.S. Says 11 Service Members Were Injured When Iran Attacked Iraqi Base
Eight Americans were taken to Germany and three to Kuwait to receive medical care after Iran's missile strike last week, a Defense Department spokesperson says.
Earthquake-Stricken Puerto Ricans Seek Engineers To Inspect The Safety Of Their Homes
In Puerto Rico, thousands are still sleeping outside after last week's earthquake, afraid to return until they are sure their homes are safe. But inspecting thousands of houses is a major challenge.
11 U.S. Troops Were Injured In Iran Rocket Attacks On Iraq Bases
Contrary to earlier reports of no injuries, 11 U.S. troops were injured in Iranian strikes on Iraqi bases.
Iran's Ayatollah Slams 'American Clowns' In Rare Friday Prayers Sermon
"These American clowns lie" when they say they stand with the Iranian people, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told a large crowd of worshippers in Tehran.
Why Gun Violence Is Surging In Toronto
Last year, more than 760 people were shot. Canada has tighter gun laws than in the U.S., and officials and gun control advocates are trying to figure out why the surge is happening and how to stop it.
Iran's Supreme Leader Delivers Rare Speech At Friday's Prayers
For the first time in eight years, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led prayers in Tehran. He threatened the U.S. and indicated there may be more retaliation from Iran's proxies for the killing of a general.
In China, Birthrate Falls To Lowest Level In 70 Years
Last year, there were 10.48 births per 1,000 people — the lowest since the country was founded in 1949. Beijing also said its economy cooled to the slowest pace in nearly three decades.
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Coronavirus screenings to begin at LAX, two other U.S. airports amid outbreak in China

Federal authorities in three U.S. airports will begin screening travelers arriving from Wuhan, China, for signs they may be infected with a new coronavirus spreading in Asia.


India's largest state is fining Muslims — for crimes they say they didn't commit

Rather than face accountability for using excessive force, authorities in India's largest state are directing residents to pay for damage resulting from antigovernment unrest.


A rich history of pre-genocide Armenia hides in family heirlooms and handwritten notes

Scholars are building a record of memories from the Armenian diaspora that chronicle an often untold perspective on life under the Ottoman Empire.


With his constitutional 'reform,' Putin follows a familiar playbook to extend autocratic rule

Russia's Vladimir Putin is the latest in a long line of authoritarian leaders whose aim apparently is to maintain their own power even while framing the moves as constitutional reform.


President Trump signs disaster declaration for quake-hit Puerto Rico

President Trump signs declaration authorizing federal aid to remove debris and support public health and safety in wake of Puerto Rico quakes.


Many Iowa Democrats, desperate to pick a candidate to beat Trump, are undecided and under pressure

Just 2½ weeks before they caucus, a majority of Iowa Democrats are still undecided on which candidate should face Trump.


Behind the story: Reporting on Venezuela exodus hits home

We were there to cover the story, not be part of it. Still, there were temptations to break out of our observer roles, and we did on a few occasions.


Meghan Markle makes her first public appearance since royal rift

Duchess Meghan visited a Vancouver women's center amid speculation about her royal future and news that her father could testify against her in a lawsuit.


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Trump is a 'clown', says Iran's supreme leader in rare public address
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said European nations including the UK "cannot be trusted" but Tehran is not against negotiating with anyone - except the US.

Will pressure on Iran spark more aggression or pull it back to talks?
In the complex and opaque politics of Iran, this week's Friday prayers in the capital Tehran was one of those moments which provides clues on the country's strength, its direction and the confidence of its leadership.

Stolen painting found inside wall confirmed as Klimt original
One of the art world's biggest mysteries has been solved after a stolen painting found inside an Italian gallery's walls has been confirmed as Gustav Klimt's Portrait Of A Lady.

Ukraine president rejects resignation of PM caught on tape criticising him
Ukraine's prime minister offered to resign after an audio recording suggested he had criticised the president - but his offer was rejected.

Magaluf cracks down on pub crawls with new booze law
Party-goers and bars in three of Spain's top tourist hotspots could face fines of up to £510,000 after authorities introduced new laws to crack down on binge-drinking.

Two British sisters die in Pakistan after 'found unconscious in bathroom'
Two British sisters have died in Pakistan after reportedly being found unconscious in a bathroom.

Ex-MMA fighter suspended as councillor over underage girl remarks
A former MMA fighter has been suspended as a Sinn Fein councillor over "beyond offensive" remarks about underage girls - a day after he was forced to apologise for comments he made about Ireland's prime minister.

East Africa hit by worst locust swarms in 25 years
The most serious outbreak of locusts in 25 years is spreading across East Africa with a single swarm covering an area one-and-a-half times the xxxx of Greater London.

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Two iPhones or the privacy of billions: Why Apple vs. the FBI matters
The FBI's efforts to push Apple to unlock phones have caused alarm among technology industry veterans and academics who see a broader effort to reduce privacy and introduce digital back doors.
History shows John Roberts could cast tie-breaking votes at Trump's impeachment trial
Analysis: The chief justice has offered no clues about how he would approach the question of witnesses, but judges typically rule in favor of allowing relevant testimony.
Winter storms bringing bone-chilling temperatures to Midwest and Northeast
Temperatures are forecast to be in the mid-20s at the kickoff of the AFC title game in Kansas City on Sunday, with the mercury dropping to the teens by the fourth quarter.
Grammy Awards chief placed on leave over misconduct allegation
She was placed on administrative leave after "a formal allegation of misconduct by a senior female member" of the organization, the academy said.
'Faithless elector': Supreme Court will hear case that could change how presidents are chosen
A ruling could come in the spring — just as the 2020 presidential race is heating up.
Granddad of toddler who died in cruise ship fall knew window was open, cruise line says
The cruise line says video footage proves that the grandfather of Chloe Wiegand knew a ship window was open before he held her up to it.
New virus prompts U.S. to screen passengers from Wuhan, China
Screening will take place at the three U.S. airports with flights from Wuhan.
Michigan man finds $43K in donated couch. Returns cash to previous owner.
Howard Kirby said the ottoman felt hard and when it was opened he found a box containing thousands of dollars in cash.
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Chris Collins sentenced to 26 months in prison for insider trading
A federal judge on Friday sentenced former Rep. Chris Collins of New York to 26 months in prison for insider trading.

Northeast next stop for juggernaut storm racing across U.S.
A weekend storm that originated as a bomb cyclone in the West earlier this week is destined to bring the most substantial snowfall of the season so far to parts of the mid-Atlantic and central Appalachians.

Best Buy investigates CEO Corie Barry for allegations of misconduct
Best Buy announced Friday it's investigating allegations of misconduct against CEO Corie Barry months after she took over the leadership role at the electronics big box store.

California ski resort avalanche kills 1
An avalanche at a resort ski resort near Tahoe City, Calif., left one person dead Friday and another injured, local law enforcement officials said.

Scientists film chemical bond making, breaking
Everything depends on chemical bonds. Without chemical bonds, everything would fall apart. And yet, scientists don't entirely understand how chemical bonding works.

Supreme Court to hear case allowing electors to go against popular vote
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a case in which electoral college members seek the right to vote for a presidential candidate who didn't win the popular vote in their state.

Time of day may not matter for warfarin dose
Patients taking the blood thinner warfarin have been told that it should be taken at night, but a new study found the time of day doesn't matter.

Eighth Space Flag exercise wrapped as Space Force signed into law
Space Flag wrapped its eighth exercise at the Boeing Virtual Warfare Center on the day the U.S. Space Force was created, the branch has announced.

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IMF boss says global economy risks return of Great Depression

Kristalina Georgieva compares today with “roaring 1920s” and criticises UK wealth gap

The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned that the global economy risks a return of the Great Depression, driven by inequality and financial sector instability.

Speaking at the Peterson Institute of International Economics in Washington, Kristalina Georgieva said new IMF research, which compares the current economy to the “roaring 1920s” that culminated in the great market crash of 1929, revealed that a similar trend was already under way.

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Brazil culture secretary fired after echoing words of Nazi Goebbels

Roberto Alvim set off a storm of outrage with comments about culture that were eerily reminiscent of Hitler’s propaganda chief

Brazil’s culture secretary, Roberto Alvim has been fired after he appeared to paraphrase the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels in an online video to promote a national arts prize.

“Brazilian art in the next decade will be heroic and national,” said Alvim, to the music from Wagner’s Lohengrin, said to be Hitler’s favourite opera, with a portrait of the far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, and a Brazilian flag in the background.

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Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr join Trump impeachment legal team

Dershowitz is known for defending Jeffrey Epstein while Starr led the investigation that culminated in Bill Clinton’s impeachment

The White House has unveiled Donald Trump’s legal team for his Senate impeachment trial, a list of attorneys whose own ageing controversies threaten to overshadow their efforts to defend the president.

As the impeachment process enters a major new phase next week, Trump’s defense team will include Alan Dershowitz, known for defending the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and Kenneth Starr, the dogged prosecutor who led the investigation that culminated in the 1998 impeachment of former president Bill Clinton and lost a university post in 2016 for mishandling sexual assaults on campus.

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Prince Harry and Meghan's UK home being closed down

Reports add to speculation that Duke and Duchess do not plan to spend much time in UK

Frogmore Cottage, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, is in the process of being shuttered, according to reports, fuelling speculation the couple do not intend to spend any meaningful time in the UK in the near future.

Related: It’s not just Meghan and Harry. I’d like us all to escape this dire royal circus | Suzanne Moore

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China's birthrate falls to lowest level despite push for more babies

Efforts by policymakers to bolster the population after decades of strict family planning seem to be failing

China’s birthrate has fallen to the lowest level since the Communist country was founded in 1949, in a sign that efforts to head off a demographic crisis have so far failed.

There were 14.6 million births in China in 2019, a drop of about 500,000 from the year before and the third year in a row that the number of births fallen, according to a report from the National Bureau of Statistics published on Friday. It was the lowest number in seven decades, with the exception of 1961, the last year of a famine that left tens of millions dead.

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Iran's supreme leader calls Trump 'clown' in rare Friday sermon

Remark came as US revealed 11 of its troops had been injured in 8 January missile attacks

Iran’s supreme leader has delivered a rare sermon at Friday prayers in Tehran in which he described Donald Trump as a “clown” who pretended to support the Iranian people but would push a poisonous dagger into their backs.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei struck a defiant tone following weeks of domestic and international turbulence, including the US killing of a top general, missile attacks on US military bases in Iraq and the accidental downing of an airliner that killed 176 people.

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Australian mother of five stripped of citizenship, leaving two children potentially stateless

Woman in northern Syrian camp received letter this week confirming decision had been backdated three years

An Australian mother of five held in the deteriorating al-Hawl camp of northern Syria has been stripped of her citizenship – retroactive by three years – leaving two of her children potentially stateless and potentially permanently splitting her family.

The woman, who held Australian and Lebanese citizenship, was informed by letter this week her citizenship has been extinguished, backdated more than three years.

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Greenpeace included with neo-Nazis on UK counter-terror list

Exclusive: Extinction Rebellion and Peta also named in anti-extremism briefing alongside Combat 18 and National Action

A counter-terrorism police document distributed to medical staff and teachers as part of anti-extremism briefings included Greenpeace, Peta and other non-violent groups as well as neo-Nazis, the Guardian has learned.

The guide, produced by Counter Terrorism Policing, is used across England as part of training for Prevent, the anti-radicalisation scheme designed to catch those at risk of committing terrorist violence.

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In This Georgia Town, Immigration Detainees Outnumber Residents
Lumpkin, GA has few available resources — only three immigration lawyers work here full time
Tensions are High, Extremists are Expected to Attend. Here’s What to Know About the Pro-Gun Rally in Richmond, Virginia
Officials in Richmond are taking extra security precautions after threats of violence by extremists who plan to attend the pro-gun rally.
Former GOP Congressman Handed 26 Month Prison Sentence Over Insider Trading
Ex-Rep. Chris Collins admitted he helped his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses
Christopher Tolkien, Son of Lord of the Rings Creator, Dies at 95
Tolkien helped edit and publish much of his father's work posthumously
Shedding New Light On the Silent Crisis
From our partner Kaiser Permanente. There is a silent epidemic. Globally, in increasing numbers, young people are facing mental-health issues. Depression is a leading cause of illness among young people. Anxiety is on the rise. Su
Over 100 Piglets Die During Livestock Semi-Trailer Crash in Iowa
Crews had to euthanize another 17 that were injured, an animal rescue officials said
People Have Invented More Than 200 Gender-Neutral Pronouns. Here’s Why ‘They’ Is Here to Stay
It is a well-known truth among linguists that so long as English is changing — which it always is — there will be people who are belly-aching about it, warning that if things keep going as they are, the language will s

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