Feb. 25, 2020

REUTERS

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that India will buy $3 billion worth of military equipment, including attack helicopters, as the two countries deepen defense and commercial ties in an attempt to balance the weight of China in the region.

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that no country was trying to help him win the election, after a top intelligence official told lawmakers Russia was interfering in the 2020 presidential vote to help Trump win a second term.

The Trump administration rolled out a new immigration policy on Monday that bars people deemed likely to require government benefits such as housing and food assistance from obtaining permanent residency in the United States.

Senior U.S. Democrats said on Monday that President Donald Trump's administration should immediately impose sanctions on Russia after U.S. intelligence officials told members of Congress that Russia appeared to be trying to influence this year's U.S. election.

Surging front-runner Bernie Sanders will be in the hot seat at the Democratic debate in South Carolina on Tuesday, when his six presidential rivals try to derail his growing momentum before the next big round of nominating contests.

Turnout for the Nevada Democratic caucuses was 105,195, the Nevada State Democratic Party said on Monday, surpassing the 84,000 voters who participated in the 2016 Nevada caucuses.

Iran's coronavirus death toll rose to 16 on Tuesday, the highest outside China, increasing its international isolation as dozens of countries from South Korea to Italy accelerated emergency measures to curb the epidemic's global spread.

British politicians turned a blind eye to the sexual abuse of children and actively covered up allegations over decades, an independent inquiry into historical sex offences in Westminster found on Tuesday.

A ceasefire brokered by Egypt and the United Nations took hold on the Israel-Gaza border on Tuesday after two days of fighting between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group.

At least seven people were killed and around 150 were injured in clashes between opposing groups in the Indian capital, a police official told Reuters on Tuesday, the deadliest riots in the city since protests against a new citizenship law began over two months ago.

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The White House is asking Congress for $2.5 billion to respond to the coronavirus illness known as COVID-19 that has killed more than 2,600 people in mainland China, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the request inadequate.

Iran's deputy health minister confirmed on Tuesday that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus, amid a major outbreak in the Islamic republic.

Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian leader who was the autocratic face of stability in the Middle East for nearly 30 years before being forced from power in an Arab Spring uprising, died Tuesday, state-run TV announced. He was 91.

As new cases of the coronavirus spiked on two continents, the World Health Organization warned Monday that the world was not ready for a major outbreak, even as it praised China's aggressive efforts to wrest the epidemic under control.

South Korea is testing all 200,000 members of a doomsday cult which has been badly hit by the coronavirus outbreak. 60% of the country's 977 infections are members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, based in Daegu, officials said.

China on Monday declared an immediate and "comprehensive" ban on the trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed responsible for the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

In a victory for the Trump administration, a U.S. appeals court on Monday upheld rules that bar taxpayer-funded family-planning clinics from referring women for abortions.

An 11-year-old girl holding a loaded AR-15 assault weapon appeared at a gun legislation hearing in Idaho on Monday with her grandfather, who is supporting legislation that would allow visitors to Idaho who can legally possess firearms to carry a concealed handgun within city limits.

A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan, and who faced death threats from Islamic extremists, said she is going to request asylum in France.

BBC

The authorities in Brazil say 147 people have been murdered in the north-eastern state of Ceará in the first five days of a military police strike. The homicide rate is five times higher than usual, despite the deployment of the army to patrol the streets.

Anti-government protesters barricaded key streets in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, on Monday. The blockades came a day after police demanding better working conditions attacked the army headquarters in the city.

The number of people confirmed as injured after a car ploughed into a carnival crowd in western Germany has risen to almost 60, police saud. Eighteen of those hurt in Monday's incident are children. In total 35 people remain in hospital.

Australia's intelligence chief has warned of a "real threat" to the country's security from neo-Nazis. He said the threat from foreign espionage was also now higher than during the Cold War.

WND

New Prospect Baptist Church is home to one of the largest black congregations in Cincinnati. Not exactly a place you think you'd find 179 women firing .22-caliber handguns in the church basement. One of the largest women-only, concealed carry gun certification classes held in the state of Ohio.

A new study conducted at Yale finds that staying in school may just extend one's lifespan.

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