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‘TRUMP HAS MET HIS MATCH’: RASHIDA TLAIB DEFENDS ‘IMPEACH THE MOTHERF*****’ COMMENTS


January 5, 2019

The Democratic lawmaker who sparked controversy for her use of a profane epithet to describe President Donald Trump has defended her stance. On Thursday, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib told supporters it was time to “impeach the motherfucker,” referring to the president. “‘Look, Mama, you won. Bullies don’t win,'” Tlaib said, quoting her son. “And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t, because we’re gonna go in …

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NANCY PELOSI, DEMOCRATS DON’T CONDEMN RASHIDA TLAIB CALLING TO IMPEACH ‘MOTHERF***ER’ TRUMP: ‘I’M NOT IN THE CENSORSHIP BUSINESS’


January 5, 2019

While not necessarily agreeing with the choice of language or the message, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and powerful members of her party did not condemn freshman Representative Rashida Tlaib’s recent remarks that Democrats were going to “impeach the motherf***er” in reference to President Donald Trump. Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American women elected to Congress, made the comment Thursday night at a MoveOn.org event. Speaking …

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Pakistan batsmen struggling with mind games: Arthur


January 5, 2019

CAPE TOWN: Pakistan batsmen are facing a mental battle in South Africa after being dismissed for less than 200 for the third time in a row, their head coach Mickey Arthur said on Thursday. Pakistan were bowled out for 177 in the opening two sessions of the first day of the second Test at Newlands, showing no improvement from the …

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Syria take field in Asian Cup with fans divided by war


January 5, 2019

Syria take the field this weekend for their first international football tournament in eight years of war, but not all fans are happy. The Qasioun Eagles take on Palestine on Sunday in their first game of the Asian Cup group stage, hoping to make up for the heartbreak of narrowly missing out on the World Cup finals in Russia last …

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South Africa’s Steyn, Rabada strike in second innings against Pakistan


January 5, 2019

Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada struck early blows as Pakistan started their second innings on the third day of the second Test against South Africa at Newlands on Saturday. Facing a first innings deficit of 254 runs, Pakistan were 37 for two at lunch, still needing 217 runs to make South Africa bat again. Steyn had Imam-ul-Haq caught at third …

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India arrests 750 as third woman enters flashpoint temple in Kerala


January 5, 2019

Two days of violent protests in south India sparked by two women entering one of Hinduism’s holiest temples have seen more than 750 people arrested, police said, as they braced for more trouble on Friday. The Sabarimala temple in Kerala state has been at the centre of a prolonged showdown between Hindu devotees and women activists over access to the shrine. As …

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Gas leak likely cause of 6 deaths in Poland ‘Escape Room’ fire


January 5, 2019

Investigators in Poland on Saturday blamed a gas leak in a heating system at an “Escape Room” for a fire that killed five teenage girls and injured a man. The bodies of the 15-year-old victims were found on Friday in Koszalin, in northern Poland, after firefighters extinguished a blaze in an adjacent room. Prosecutors said that carbon monoxide inhalation was …

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Rakhine rebels kill 13 policemen in Myanmar


January 5, 2019

YANGON: Thirteen pol­ice­men were killed and nine injured in early morning at­­tacks on Friday on police out­­­­posts in Myanmar’s Ra­­khine state by the insurgent Arakan Army, state media reported. The Arakan Army is a rebel group seeking autonomy for Rakhine state from Myanmar’s central government. It has no links with the Arakan Rohingya Salva­tion Army, a Muslim insurgent group whose …

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France boosts surveillance to stem migrant flow to UK


January 5, 2019

PARIS: France will tigh­ten security at its northern ports and increase surveillance along beaches to counter the rise in migrants trying to cross the English Chan­­nel to reach Britain, its interior minister said on Friday. More than 500 mig­rants, mostly Iranian, tried to cross the narrow stretch of water, one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, during 2018, …

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Depression linked to social media likelier in teenage girls than boys


January 5, 2019

LONDON: Teenage girls are twice as likely as boys to show depressive symptoms linked to social media use — mainly due to online harassment and disturbed sleep, as well as poor body image and lower self-esteem, researchers said on Friday. In a study analysing data from nearly 11,000 young people in Britain, researchers found that 14-year-old girls were heavier users …

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