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President Donald Trump faces a Friday deadline set by Congress to determine if Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of Khashoggi, who was strangled and dismembered after entering the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Trump spoke to an international conference in Washington on the future of the battle against the group, also known as ISIS, after the US leader's sudden decision in December to order the pullout of all 2,000 US troops as he declared victory.

White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Wednesday the United States would consider lifting sanctions on senior Venezuelan military officers if they recognize Guaido as interim leader. "If not, the international financial circle will be closed off completely," Bolton wrote on Twitter.

In Afghanistan, at least 47 people were killed in separate Taliban attacks in two days. A provincial official said, twenty-six security personnel were killed yesterday in an attack by Taliban on an army base in northern part of the country. 

President Jair Bolsonaro is taking his anti-leftist ideological war to Brazil’s classrooms and universities, causing angst among teachers and education officials who say the government wants to fight an enemy that doesn’t exist.

 US President Donald Trump's State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC: In the past, most of the people in this room voted for a wall, but the proper wall never got built. I will get it built.

 When US President Donald Trump delivers his second State of the Union speech to Congress on Tuesday, his guests will include Joshua Trump, a sixth grader passionate about science and animals.

 Seven people died and another was seriously injured in a building fire in a wealthy Paris neighbourhood on Monday night, the fire service said.

Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu in US Congress, officially launched her campaign for the president's post with an anti-war message.