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In a statement last month while in neighboring Sri Lanka, Nasheed said the opposition parties were in discussion to field a common candidate if he is unable to run. MEA said, in the spirit of democracy and rule of law, it is imperative for all organs of the Government of Maldives to respect and abide by the order of the apex court.
  • Aymeric Laporte and Alexis Sanchez make Premier League debuts for Manchester clubs

    Aymeric Laporte and Alexis Sanchez make Premier League debuts for Manchester clubs

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    With just a couple of training sessions under his belt, club-record signing Aymeric Laporte was thrown straight into the Manchester City team last night against West Brom - and he didn't disappoint. The Baggies sat back too much, failing to give their hosts enough to think about in their own penalty area, and in the end it was comfortable for Pep Guardiola's men.
  • Arizona Engineer Says He Sold Ammunition to Las Vegas Mass Shooter

    Arizona Engineer Says He Sold Ammunition to Las Vegas Mass Shooter

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    He didn't have the quantity of tracer ammunition on hand that Paddock was seeking, so Paddock contacted him several days later and lined up a sale at Haig's home. He has said he was interviewed by law enforcement shortly after the shooting. The FBI didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Haig then had contact with Paddock again in Phoenix, but Haig said he spoke to the eventual shooter September 19 and gave him directions to his home to buy ammo.
  • United States vows 'end of regime' if N. Korea launches nuclear attack

    United States vows 'end of regime' if N. Korea launches nuclear attack

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    If so, they must provide urgent and sustained support for both new nuclear weapons and their delivery systems and for an overhauled industrial base to support them. "It is important that we not let a button-measuring contest devolve into a button-pushing contest", he said. The Pentagon-led review of the USA nuclear arsenal and the policies that govern it was ordered by Trump a year ago.
  • Celgene (CELG) Given a $128.00 Price Target by Mizuho Analysts

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    Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG ) persists its position slightly strong in context of buying side, while shares price declined -0.81% during latest trading session. Advisor Prtnrs Ltd Limited Liability Company has 13,852 shares for 0.4% of their portfolio. (NYSE:T). Bnp Paribas Asset Management holds 550,030 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio.
  • 'O Canada' Will Become Gender Neutral With New Lyrics

    'O Canada' Will Become Gender Neutral With New Lyrics

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    Under a bill approved by the Senate this week amid arguments over grammar, voting procedures and the proper course of parliamentary democracy, O Canada is to be tweaked so that it becomes gender-neutral. "And we can now sing it with pride knowing the rules will support us, the law will support us in terms of the language, and we will sing - all of us", she told reporters .
  • Girl, 12, held over school shooting in Los Angeles

    Girl, 12, held over school shooting in Los Angeles

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    Between 2000 and 2013, almost 17 per cent of 160 so-called active shooter incidents in the U.S. were in elementary, middle or high schools, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation report. Los Angeles police do not believe that the shooting was intentional, LAPD spokesman Josh Rubenstein said in remarks reported by the Los Angeles Times.
  • City sign French defender for club record £57m

    City sign French defender for club record £57m

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    It's probably too late for United to catch Pep Guardiola's Manchester City but Mourinho is looking upbeat after signing a contract extension and boosting his firepower with the signing of Sanchez. The last night of the transfer window provided a fascinating backdrop to the midweek fixture list with Chelsea's final-day signing Olivier Giroud doubtless shocked at Stamford Bridge to see the champions suffer a remarkable 3-0 loss to Bournemouth .
  • Restrictions imposed in Shopian to prevent march

    Restrictions imposed in Shopian to prevent march

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    The district magistrate also imposed restrictions in Shopian town to maintain law and order. The police and paramilitary personnel were deployed in strength in parts of downtown and uptown Srinagar and Shopian in south Kashmir early this morning to enforce curfew-like restrictions.
  • Slender Man stabbing teen gets 40 years

    Slender Man stabbing teen gets 40 years

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    In December , Behren ordered 15-year-old Anissa Weier to spend 25 years in a mental facility. Judge Michael Bohren said this was a reasonable and fair sentence and that her lawyers can petition for her release every six months.
  • CAS overturns doping bans on 28 Russian athletes

    CAS overturns doping bans on 28 Russian athletes

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    Russian athletes, though, can only compete as neutrals under the name "Olympic Athlete from Russia ". I sincerely wish you success and victories..."We also expect that our colleagues in worldwide sports organizations will do their best to see that these global organizations, sports unions don't turn into departments of state agencies of certain countries, no matter how powerful and important these states would seem at first sight".
  • US, South Korea to resume military exercises after Winter Olympics

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    The real question is: "Is North Korea strategy changing?" Trump addressed the standoff in separate calls with the leaders of Japan and South Korea on Friday. The North Korean minister also accused US authorities of "misleading public opinion" to believe the new inter-Korean dialogue is the result of "their harshest sanctions and pressure imposed on our country".
  • Ezenwa speaks to SCORENIGERIA on Injury, CHAN Final

    Ezenwa speaks to SCORENIGERIA on Injury, CHAN Final

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    El Kaabi extended his scoring record with a simple tap in after six minutes of the first 15 minutes of the extra time giving Morocco a 2-1 lead before Walid El Karti's penalty that sent Morocco through to the finals. Nevertheless, with ex-junior worldwide Oladele Ajiboye in fine form after a number of spectacular saves as a substitute for Ezenwa, it is hoped that Nigeria's defence would be tight as ever.
  • Longest zipline in the world opens Friday

    Longest zipline in the world opens Friday

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    Thought you were a badass if you'd braved the longest zip line in the world in Puerto Rico? It is hoped the zipline will bring "considerable" global recognition for the smaller emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, which is now receiving its largest ever visitor numbers but wants to compete further with the likes of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, particularly to become the region's "adventure and activity tourism hub".
  • US states most in need of Trump's $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

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    At the beginning and end of the speech, Trump made overtures to bipartisanship, while elsewhere "making clear to his base that his very conservative agenda was very much on his mind". The president unveiled his intentions to push Congress to approve a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. There are many infrastructure projects throughout Washington state and the Eighth District that could greatly benefit from this plan, including the Apple Capitol Loop Project, West Cashmere Bridge Project, ...
  • Trump to approve release of GOP memo

    Trump to approve release of GOP memo

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    Trump , who has called the Russian Federation investigation a hoax and witch hunt, is inclined to release the memo, CNN has reported. The House Intelligence Committee memo was couriered to the White House on Monday evening, according to spokesman Hogan Gidley, and will be reviewed.
  • Former Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards dies at 74

    Former Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards dies at 74

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    No cause of death has been disclosed as present. He would have turned 75 on Saturday. He was sacked in 1977, but returned in 1980 when the soul act returned to their previous label home of Motown. Edwards was a member of the group through forays into the psychedelic world as well as funk and disco periods ahead of his departure in 1977. Celebrity fans have started paying tribute to the late singer on Twitter.
  • Puppy Bowl 2018: What To Expect From Puppy Bowl XIV?

    Puppy Bowl 2018: What To Expect From Puppy Bowl XIV?

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    The cocktail ($7) is made with vodka and fresh grapefruit juice. Puppy Bowl XIII's PEDIGREE (R) Starting Lineup featured 39 puppies who competed for the individual BISSELL (R) MVP (Most Valuable Puppy) by scoring the most touchdowns with dog-approved toys by Petco.
  • Starbucks Is Launching a New Credit Card for Coffee Addicts

    Starbucks Is Launching a New Credit Card for Coffee Addicts

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    Customers using the card earn Stars with every purchase both in and out of Starbucks stores wherever Visa is accepted worldwide, and can be redeemed for food and beverage items at more than 8,000 participating* Starbucks locations. Interested? You can apply for the card at starbucks.com-when you're approved you'll automatically get a digital card on the mobile app , with the physical card arriving in 7-10 days.
  • DHS Extends Syria's Temporary Protected Status

    DHS Extends Syria's Temporary Protected Status

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    Eligibility for the TPS extension requires that the Syrians have continuously lived in the US since August 1, 2016. and have remained physically present in the country since October 1, 2016. The Trump Admisntartion on its part has ended protected status for Haitians and El Salvador because both countries have recovered from earthquakes. The Obama administration granted Syrians temporary protected status in 2012, the year after the war in Syria began, and extended it through the end of March.
  • Illinois State Police prepare for Super Bowl weekend

    Illinois State Police prepare for Super Bowl weekend

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    During last year's Super Bowl, troopers around the state issued 1,744 citations for what they call the "fatal four" driving offenses. The program is funded by a federal grant managed by the California Office of Traffic Safety. Two people died in two separate alcohol-related crashes during that same weekend. Let's plan to get home safe after whatever party we go to. "Pass them to a sober driver, or better yet, be a team player and start the game as the designated driver".
  • Turkish Authorities Classify Ankara Tax Office Blast as Terrorist Attack

    Turkish Authorities Classify Ankara Tax Office Blast as Terrorist Attack

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    The tax office was closed at the time. "We have destroyed their tunnels and positions in the operation, and we will destroy them all", he said referring to Syrian Kurdish militia. The SCMM said Syrian troops and their allies are now 13 kilometers (8 miles) from a rebel-held part of the highway that links the capital Damascus with the northern city of Aleppo, the country's largest and once commercial center.
  • Griffin has double double in Pistons debut

    Griffin has double double in Pistons debut

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    The Blake Griffin Era started in Detroit on Thursday night, and everyone is excited. Griffin had forgotten to put his jersey back on. All the attention was on Pistons debutant Blake Griffin after his trade from the Los Angeles Clippers earlier in the week, and he finished with 24 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
  • May returns from China to Brexit tensions

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    In an interview with Sky News Mrs May was asked whether the £9 billion-worth of deals struck during her three-day trip showed it was possible to increase trade with countries like China without a free trade agreement and that the United Kingdom could therefore remain "very closely aligned with the EU, and a customs union too".
  • IDF Strikes Hamas Sites in Gaza After Rocket Fire

    IDF Strikes Hamas Sites in Gaza After Rocket Fire

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    Dozens were treated in the field after inhaling tear gas, it added. A series of cross-border exchanges have erupted since President Donald Trump announced earlier this month that the USA would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
  • NDF consultant in peace talks with govt arrested

    NDF consultant in peace talks with govt arrested

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    MANILA , Philippines - The inquest prosecutor in charge of the case of Rafael Baylosis and Guillermo Roque on Friday, February 2, resolved that the two were lawfully arrested for illegally possessing firearms and explosives. A CONSULTANT of the National Democratic Front (NDF) in the scuttled peace talks between the government and communist rebels was arrested in Quezon City .
  • White supremacist propaganda increasing on college campuses

    White supremacist propaganda increasing on college campuses

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    Texas and California were the hardest-hit states, with 61 and 43 incidents recorded on their campuses, respectively. 'White supremacists are targeting college campuses like never before, ' said ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt. White supremacist campus activism extends beyond posters and includes requests by speakers such as Richard Spencer to appear on campus, the organization said.
  • North Korean defector featured in State of the Union recounts dramatic escape

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    The flags' hoisting came hours before 10 North Korean skiers and skaters arrived on a rare flight between the war-separated rivals. Until recently, North Korea had no athletes approved to compete in the games. The North Koreans - wearing fur hats and black coats - arrived to be greeted by a barrage of camera flashes. North Korea's Kim Jong-un, despite being an obvious concern, appears to be on board with the Winter Olympics .
  • South Sudan warns of guerrilla war if peace talks fail

    South Sudan warns of guerrilla war if peace talks fail

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    The State Department said Friday the U.S.is restricting all sales of defense equipment and services to all parties to South Sudan's conflict, saying it is "appalled" by the continuing violence that has defied a cease-fire. "We will continue to take actions against those who foment violence and obstruct the peace process", Nauert said. "We can not stand by idly as innocent civilians are murdered and raped".
  • Darren Osborne: Finsbury Park mosque terrorist jailed for life

    Darren Osborne: Finsbury Park mosque terrorist jailed for life

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    Judge Bobbie Cheema-Grubb said Darren Osborne's mind had been "poisoned" by far-right ideas. The Daily Mail describes Osborne as a "far-right loner" who became radicalised after accessing extreme far-right material online. 'He left behind a wife, six children and two grandchildren. Ms Akhtar said her mother now felt scared to go out in public because she wears such garments.
  • England bring back Te'o for Italy opener

    England bring back Te'o for Italy opener

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    After featuring for the British & Irish Lions in New Zealand last summer, Te'o played only a handful of games for his club Worcester before suffering the injury in October that required the insertion of a plate. We want to start the tournament well and are ready to go hunting against Italy", said Jones after announcing an England side that boasts 689 caps across the starting XV.
  • Four migrants critically ill after shootings in massive Calais port brawl

    Four migrants critically ill after shootings in massive Calais port brawl

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    Help Refugee's Gavrilescu added: "We also strongly denounce the Calais mayor's accusations that volunteers and NGOs are in any way complicit to the clashes which have left many seriously injured". "I will meet our security forces and emergency services in particularly hard times". However, the police regained control more quickly in that instance.
  • 90 people feared dead after migrant boat capsizes off coast of Libya

    90 people feared dead after migrant boat capsizes off coast of Libya

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    Another IOM spokesman, Leonard Doyle, told Reuters Television that the boat was believed to have left shore on Thursday before capsizing early on Friday morning. The agency also said there were three known survivors. Zurawa - near Libya's border with Tunisia - is often the site of migrant boat departures. IOM pointed out that Pakistanis made up the 13th largest group trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe a year ago, with 3,138 of them arriving in Italy in 2017, and no recorded sea ...
  • Greg Monroe to sign one-year deal with Celtics

    Greg Monroe to sign one-year deal with Celtics

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    A source confirmed that Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry talked with Monroe on Thursday about making him the starting center in his hometown. The Celtics have made a move before the trade deadline, as Boston will sign center Greg Monroe to a one-year deal worth $5.5 million, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski .
  • Shanghai minivan crash was accident

    Shanghai minivan crash was accident

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    Local media reported Shanghai police as saying the driver was a 40-year-old metal worker, with no criminal record. Shanghai police have since confirmed there were gas tanks in the vehicle. Witnesses said the vehicle caught fire before crashing into a fence in front of a coffee shop. Other eyewitnesses said there were six people in the van .
  • Canada's famous groundhogs issue clashing weather predictions

    Canada's famous groundhogs issue clashing weather predictions

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    We took a look at the most popular Groundhogs who made their predictions this morning, and unfortunately for us they all agreed that Spring will not be coming early this year. In the eastern Quebec town of Perce, Fred la marmotte did not see his shadow, signalling an early spring. "His eyes are blue which is lovely, so he's white with big handsome blue eyes".
  • Police arrest 29 women for not wearing headscarves in Iran

    Police arrest 29 women for not wearing headscarves in Iran

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    The 29 protesters been transferred to judicial authorities, the report said. Masih Alinejad , the Iranian activist behind the "White Wednesday" social media campaign against mandatory hijabs, who is now based in the U.S., told CNN that the movement has not been influenced from overseas.
  • South African president faces fresh no confidence vote

    South African president faces fresh no confidence vote

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    NCOP chairperson Thandi Modise (left) and National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete (right) at a media briefing on the 2018 State of the Nation Address. In their correspondence with Mbete, Maimane and Malema said Zuma was compromised as the country's leader and Parliament should be given a chance to decide his future amid speculation over whether newly-elected ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa would remove him.