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At the beginning of his visit to Sochi, he will meet with Russian President Putin's special envoy on Syrian affairs Alexander Lavrentiev to discuss the latest developments related to the Syria National Dialogue Conference. The US will not take part in the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Russia's Sochi as observer, Spokesperson at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow Maria Olson said on Monday.
  • PM exhorts parties to create constructive atmosphere in Budget Session

    PM exhorts parties to create constructive atmosphere in Budget Session

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    AAP MPs on Monday boycotted President Ram Nath Kovind's address to a joint sitting of the Parliament on the first day of the Budget Session where he said that empowerment and not appeasement of minorities is the government's mantra. The parties should effectively discuss the aspects of the budget. The Congress-led opposition wants the bill to be sent to a select committee for further scrutiny.
  • Spurs homestand continues against Sacramento Kings

    Spurs homestand continues against Sacramento Kings

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    Joerger, 43, is in his second season as the Kings coach and is 47-84 with Sacramento. The Kings (15-34) made a season-high 18 3-pointers, but couldn't stop the Spurs from getting good looks, which has been a problem all season. Fox said nothing changed with Turner coaching. Vince Carter scored 21 points off the bench and George Hill had 19 points and four assists. Rudy Gay and Kawhi Leonard remain out for San Antonio.
  • Detroit Police Officer Dead Following Shooting

    Detroit Police Officer Dead Following Shooting

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    And I would say to the folks of this city: "When you see a police officer, thank them for their courage and their service", Duggan said. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan on Sunday called Doss "everything that is good about the city of Detroit ".
  • Doping: Russians Excluded From Olympics Over 'serious' Suspicions

    Doping: Russians Excluded From Olympics Over 'serious' Suspicions

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    The country caused a lot of controversy during the 2014 Winter Olympics , which were held in Sochi , Russia. American snowboarder Jamie Anderson won the inaugural slopestyle gold at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi , but for her, as with many extreme sports athletes, the pinnacle remains the X Games.
  • Donald Trump says he'd be tougher than Theresa May in Brexit negotiations

    Donald Trump says he'd be tougher than Theresa May in Brexit negotiations

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    Britain is preparing to leave the European Union in March 2019. The complex negotiations have moved slowly and May's cabinet seems deeply divided over how best to separate. But there is one thing they agree on, I say in The Sun this morning. And I support you militarily very much. On the subject of women's rights the president said he had "tremendous respect" for women but it was "going too far" to call him a feminist.
  • Gayle secures IPL spot at reduced price on Day 2 auction

    Gayle secures IPL spot at reduced price on Day 2 auction

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    But England captain Joe Root and wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow, and star batsmen Chris Gayle of West Indies and Hashim Amla of South Africa failed to attract bids. Medium fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat was the most expensive Indian player to be sold over the two days when Rajasthan Royals made a winning bid of $1.8 million.
  • Karnataka CM criticizes BJP for 'communalising' circular issue

    Karnataka CM criticizes BJP for 'communalising' circular issue

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    Reddy said the order to drop cases against minorities was issued based on the Justice Rajinder Sachar committee report on social, economic and educational status of Muslims in India, Deccan Herald reported. "We will fight against this", BJP's fireband Udupi-Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje told reporters on Friday in a press conference. It is clearly mentioned that only cases filed against the minority community will be withdrawn.
  • MSU Athletic Director Resigns Amid Larry Nassar Fallout

    MSU Athletic Director Resigns Amid Larry Nassar Fallout

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    Forsyth said the investigation intends to answers those and other questions. The MSU Board of Trustees called for the investigation by the Michigan Office of the Attorney General on January 19. Earlier this week, the NCAA sent a letter directed to Hollis announcing they would be investigating the university's handling of Nassar. Beekman is vice president and secretary of the board.
  • Hillary Clinton Surprises Grammys by Reading From 'Fire and Fury'

    Hillary Clinton Surprises Grammys by Reading From 'Fire and Fury'

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    He gets up halfway through meetings with world leaders because he is bored", Legend read. Truth can be stranger than fiction, even more so when read aloud by famous musicians and singers. The book has sold 1.7 million copies, according to publisher Henry Holt & Co. In the skit, musical stars sat for dramatic readings from Michael Wolff's controversial book " Fire and Fury ", which looks at his time spent with members of the Trump administration.
  • Afghanistan raises death toll from Kabul attack to 103

    Afghanistan raises death toll from Kabul attack to 103

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    Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for Afghanistan's interior ministry, said: "The suicide bomber used an ambulance to pass through the checkpoint. The second ambulance was detonated". The blast happened in an area where several high-profile organisations, including the European Union, have offices. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault.
  • Watch Kendrick Lamar Open The Grammys With U2 & Dave Chappelle

    Watch Kendrick Lamar Open The Grammys With U2 & Dave Chappelle

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    Jay-Z, who bared his soul on his 4:44 album, was not expected to perform on Sunday in a departure from Grammy tradition. This year's Grammys ceremony, hosted by James Corden , will showcase artists who are expected to with the anti-sexual harassment "Me Too" and Time's Up movements.
  • Trump's Immigration Comments Indicate Deal For DREAMers

    Trump's Immigration Comments Indicate Deal For DREAMers

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    Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart said he will continue working with colleagues and the White House on a legislative solution that will pass both chambers and be quickly signed into law. "The Trump administration's anti-immigrant framework is an act of staggering cowardice, which attempts to hold the #DREAMers hostage to an unmistakable campaign to make America white again", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement Thursday night.
  • If Donald Trump Orders Robert Mueller Fired, Here's What Might Happen

    If Donald Trump Orders Robert Mueller Fired, Here's What Might Happen

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    According to the reports , Mr Trump argued that Mr Mueller could not be fair because of a dispute over golf club fees that he said Mr Mueller owed at a Trump golf club in Sterling, Virginia. Demanded loyalty from then-FBI Director James Comey , urged him to go easy on Flynn and then fired Comey. He has been seeking the interview with Trump as part of his investigation.
  • Patient's relative sucked into MRI machine, dies

    Patient's relative sucked into MRI machine, dies

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    Despite staff desperately trying to pull him out, his hand and the cylinder got stuck inside, which then caused a massive oxygen leak. His body ended up inside the MRI machine and by the time staff got him out, his entire body was completely swollen and pouring with blood.
  • Why it matters: The report that Trump tried to fire Mueller

    Why it matters: The report that Trump tried to fire Mueller

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    The Times reports that Trump backed down only after the top White House lawyer threatened to quit. Mueller was appointed by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein , with attorney general Jeff Sessions having earlier recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation.
  • Cardi B makes the most outrageous comment at the Grammys

    Cardi B makes the most outrageous comment at the Grammys

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    Her lines include, "You heard she gon' do what from who?" Her sister's gown was form-fitting, with deep V in the front and cape draping over her shoulders. She also has been criticized for not speaking out against Offset's lyrics, which have been widely blasted as homophobic by fans . Cardi couldn't help contain her excitement during the red carpet ceremony, letting lose a rather vulgar statement during her red carpet interview .
  • Finland's president headed for re-election

    Finland's president headed for re-election

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    The first round of the Finnish presidential election kicked off on Sunday. According to latest reports, Niinisto's closest rival, Pekka Haavisto of the Greens of Finland, has received only 10.9 percent of the votes yet. "Niinisto took an active role in meeting Russian leaders and other politicians.it shows that people appreciate this leadership", Tapio Raunio, a political science professor at the University of Tampere, told AFP.
  • Rubio fires chief of employees for 'improper conduct'

    Rubio fires chief of employees for 'improper conduct'

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    Although the statement did not name the chief of staff, multiple news outlets , as well as social media accounts, have identified him as Clint Reed. He was then made chief of staff. Before that, the native Arkansan had managed Rubio's 2016 re-election campaign following the senator's unsuccessful presidential run.
  • Iran: Major Officer killed in clashes with IS

    Iran: Major Officer killed in clashes with IS

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    IRGC claims a team of 21 Islamic State fighters crossed Iran's western border and were placed under surveillance before the Guards attacked them on Saturday morning in Karmanshah province. It was reported yesterday afternoon that a division of IRGC were engaged in clashed with 21 members of an ISIL terrorist group after crossing Iran-Iraq border into the country.
  • Kabul attack: Trump urges 'decisive action' against Taliban

    Kabul attack: Trump urges 'decisive action' against Taliban

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    Stability question has once again been raised for Afghanistan following deadly attack lately that killed 103 people and injured 235 others including thirty police officers. Afghanistan's government has declared a day of mourning . This murderous attack renews our resolve and that of our Afghan partners... There was global outcry too, with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, the USA embassy in Kabul and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson among those expressing horror at the ...
  • Trump ready to apologize over Britain First retweets

    Trump ready to apologize over Britain First retweets

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    In an interview with British ITV channel, Trump said he knew "nothing" about the organization when he retweeted three video clips it had posted. The retweets caused outrage in Britain and brought a rare rebuke from Prime Minister Theresa May , who described the president's posts as "wrong".
  • I would be tougher than May in Brexit talks

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    We can not get our product in. This is in stark contrast to the stance of Obama and his would-be successor Hilary Clinton, who both threatened that Britain would be sent to "the back of the queue" for a trade deal with the US if it left the bloc - threats which backfired, causing a Brexit bounce in the polls .
  • Music stars party ahead of the Grammy Awards

    Music stars party ahead of the Grammy Awards

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    The 2018 Grammys marks the fourth year CBS has offered streaming services for the award show. Late-night star James Corden is hosting and lest we forget, the man loves music. Kelly Clarkson , Halsey and Dua Lipa are among the artists planning to wear white roses on Sunday . Studio, where hosts will be on hand for commentary and interviews; the Arrivals Cam, which will capture stars as they pull up to the Grammys; and the Fashion Cam, which will give viewers the inside scoop on ...
  • Going with Brady and Belichick despite it bringing on nausea

    Going with Brady and Belichick despite it bringing on nausea

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    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reportedly had his stitches removed from his injured throwing hand. I don't want to hold anything back here. Patriots coach Bill Belichick said this week Long could've had a spot with the Patriots but didn't deny the Eagles were a better fit. Next week's Super Bowl had two branches of the Federal Reserve on Friday taking pot shots at each other over the big game.
  • First event to feature a 30-woman Royal Rumble match

    First event to feature a 30-woman Royal Rumble match

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    Ahead of tonight's first-ever Women's Royal Rumble Match , Nikki and Brie Bella are both backstage at the Royal Rumble event at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to PWInsider . In keeping with this, the federation will hold its first Women's Royal Rumble on 28th January 2018. BET recently sat down with WWE superstar "Naomi" whose real name is Trinity Fatu to talk about how she has made a career out of bringing #BlackGirlMagic inside the ring.
  • Melania makes first look since Stormy's intercourse claims

    Melania makes first look since Stormy's intercourse claims

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    Melania Trump posted photographs on Thursday of her museum visit to her Twitter and Instagram accounts, including one where she stood alone in Remembrance Hall to light a candle at the museum's Prayer Wall. First lady Melania Trump, clad in a red Dior suit, arrives with President Trump at Orly Airport in Paris, July 13, 2017. Davos is a small Swiss Alpine town that annually hosts the World Economic Forum, where there is little to do except gab with world leaders, businessmen and ...
  • Suspect caught on CCTV after three teens die in Hayes crash

    Suspect caught on CCTV after three teens die in Hayes crash

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    The CCTV images are believed to be of an additional man who had been travelling in the vehicle and were captured by cameras near the scene. Det Sgt Michael Rapp, from the Met's serious collision investigation unit, said: "This is a fast-moving investigation and CCTV inquiries and forensic analysis of the auto involved are under way".
  • Russia House plans for Pyeongchang 2018 scrapped

    Russia House plans for Pyeongchang 2018 scrapped

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    The man from Bretherton then nearly made another trip to the podium in Stockholm in the parallel slalom, but finished an agonising fourth, just 0.06s off a bronze medal. Davis also is the most decorated team member with two golds and two silver medals. "Throughout our 20-year legacy as an Olympic partner, Samsung has showcased our support of the Olympic Movement by helping spread the Olympic Spirit and enhance connections through our latest technological innovations and immersive ...
  • Collins says Trump talking of firing Mueller was not obstruction

    Collins says Trump talking of firing Mueller was not obstruction

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    A short time later, Trump's lawyer John Dowd warned the president that corroborating testimony from the other FBI officials would likely play a key role in Mueller's investigation into potential obstruction of justice . "We continue to cooperate with the Special counsel and out of respect for that process will not weigh in further". "Don McGahn, if the story is true in the New York Times , did the right thing, and the good news is the president listened", Graham said.
  • RAAF fighter plane catches fire in US

    RAAF fighter plane catches fire in US

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    The Australian Department of Defence has now revealed the plane was destroyed during a joint training exercise called Red Flag 18-1. No one was seriously injured and all RAAF personnel are safe, he said in a statement. RAAF Task Group Headquarters Commander, Group Captain Tim Alsop, said Red Flag was the pinnacle of advanced air warfare training. Strategic Sentinel also stated that the jet was a "Royal Australian Air Force E/A-18G Growler" plane and that it had developed an engine ...
  • 95 dead in car bomb near embassies in Kabul

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    He said four suspects had been arrested and were being questioned. "At least 102 people killed , 196 others wounded". Meanwhile, Zabihullah Mujahid , in an email confirmed the blast and claimed many police personnel were killed in the bombing .
  • 14 killed in nightclub gun attack

    14 killed in nightclub gun attack

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    According to the report, the incident took place in Fortaleza , the state capital of Ceara, in the early morning. At least eight men, four women, and two teenagers were reported to be shot dead. "Something you never see in Ceara", a police officer, who asked to remain anonymous, told news website G1. Officials however remained tight lipped.
  • Jimmy Kimmel snags Stormy Daniels for post-State of the Union interview

    Jimmy Kimmel snags Stormy Daniels for post-State of the Union interview

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    She says she's been trying to ride out the scandal in the small Texas town where she lives with her husband and their 7-year-old daughter. Trump denies having an affair with Daniels and there is great contention amongst political parties regarding the truth of Stormy Daniels' account and whether the President engaged in an adulterous affair with the porn star while Melania was taking care of the couple's son.
  • LS Speaker seeks cooperation from parties for smooth Budget session

    LS Speaker seeks cooperation from parties for smooth Budget session

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    The Government has convened an all-party meeting in the Parliament Library Building Sunday evening to evolve a consensus on a smooth session. The government is expected to introduce some important bills for consideration and passing this budget session , such as the law criminalizing triple talaq and an amendment which seeks to provide constitutional status to the OBC commission.
  • United Kingdom ministers pledge business as usual with European Union during Brexit transition

    United Kingdom ministers pledge business as usual with European Union during Brexit transition

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    The letter , signed by Brexit minister David Davis , business minister Greg Clark and finance minister Philip Hammond , said both sides wanted to agree details of the transition period by the end of March. It will not, however, have a seat at the decision-making table during that time. Responding to some calls to extend Article 50 to delay the official Brexit date if negotiations are not complete by March 2019, Mr Davis added that this "would not solve" numerous problems.
  • Melania Trump's Spokesperson Has Addressed All Those Infidelity Rumors

    Melania Trump's Spokesperson Has Addressed All Those Infidelity Rumors

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    Disembarking her plane in Florida's West Palm Beach after it landed from Washington on January 25, Melania Trump wasted no time sliding into her motorcade and being driven to her husband's Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago. The rumours stem from author Michael Wolff of the bestselling book Fire And Fury , who suggested in an interview that Mr Trump was having an affair and that the liaison was with someone detailed in his book.
  • Shocking death! Man sucked into MRI machine at Mumbai hospital

    Shocking death! Man sucked into MRI machine at Mumbai hospital

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    The victim, as directed by the doctor, took the patient to the MRI ward for the scan. "A ward boy asked him to help in taking an oxygen cylinder to the MRI room - which is strictly prohibited", said Maru's brother-in-law Harish Solanki. "When we reminded him that metallic objects are not allowed inside the MRI room, the ward boy said " sab chalta hai, hamara roz ka kaam hai " (it's fine, we do it every day)".
  • Five British men arrested for 'pornographic dancing' in Cambodia

    Five British men arrested for 'pornographic dancing' in Cambodia

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    As many as 90 people were rounded up at a party in a rented villa in Siem Reap town, near the country's famed Angkor Wat temple complex. "After questioning them and examining the evidence, I chose to charge them with producing pornographic images and materials under the Article 39 of the law on suppression of human trafficking and sexual exploitation", Sokhon told Xinhua.
  • 5 dead after auto wash shooting in Pennsylvania, police say

    5 dead after auto wash shooting in Pennsylvania, police say

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    One individual was likewise taken to the healing center, as per police. Four of those victims died at the scene, and the fifth died later at a hospital, a police spokesman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . The suspected gunman has not yet been identified. Two victims died inside a vehicle and two were found outside in the auto wash's parking lot. A motive for the shooting has not yet been released to media outlets.