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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, however, did not rule out the possibility of a US-North Korea meeting at the Olympics. "The vice president most certainly is not seeking a meeting with the North Koreans", a White House official said. North and South Korea will send a "powerful message of peace" to the world when they march together under one flag at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Games, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach said on Monday.
  • Syria rejects United States accusations of chemical weapons use

    Syria rejects United States accusations of chemical weapons use

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    Maj. Filipov was in radio contact with the Russian airbase in Khmeimim, Syria , from the ground, and shot dead two rebels with his hand gun as the jihadists closed in on him. This is not the first time that a Russian aircraft has been downed in Syria . Idlib province where the plane crashed is located southwest of the Syrian city of Aleppo , which has been ravaged during the ongoing civil war in Syrian.
  • Metuh Appears in Court on Stretcher

    Metuh Appears in Court on Stretcher

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    Metuh and his company, Destra Investments Limited are being prosecuted by the Federal Government to allegedly receiving the sum of N400 million from the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Mohammed Dasuki (rtd) and used same for political activities of the PDP in the 2015 general elections.
  • Trump Takes Victory Lap Over NFL Kneelers During Ohio Speech

    Trump Takes Victory Lap Over NFL Kneelers During Ohio Speech

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    Trump wants to keep highlighting companies that have doled out employee bonuses and cited the tax cuts as the reason, White House aides said. In his speech, Trump praised his recently-passed tax overhaul law, telling workers that "America is once again open for business".
  • Alabama Man Charged With Sexually Abusing Young Family Members In Detroit

    Alabama Man Charged With Sexually Abusing Young Family Members In Detroit

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    News outlets report that the victim has been located and is safe. Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Germain Moore, 44, with multiple charges of criminal sexual conduct. State Bureau of Investigation Lt. Brooke Walker says Moore's wife has been detained and is not cooperating. On Monday evening, 42-year-old Jerrell Washington was charged in connection to the distribution of the video, according to a Montgomery Police Department release.
  • Powerball victor fights for privacy in NH

    Powerball victor fights for privacy in NH

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    Due to existing lottery rules, the victor is obligated to publicly claim the winnings, thereby indirectly letting friends and criminals alike know that she has come into millions. Following the commission's instructions, she printed her name and other information on the back of the ticket, secured it in a safe place and sought an attorney.
  • United Nations chief congratulates US, Russia on nuclear arsenal cuts, urges further disarmament

    United Nations chief congratulates US, Russia on nuclear arsenal cuts, urges further disarmament

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    The new Treaty was signed in Prague on 8 April, 2010 and came into force on 5 February, 2011. "We have no reason to believe that the Russian government will not meet those limits as well", U.S. Nauert further said that the USA had 800 deployed and non-deployed launchers of ICBMs and SLBMs, and heavy bombers. The State Department reports that the two great powers have engaged in more than 14,000 information exchanges and conducted 252 on-site inspections in the seven years since the treaty ...
  • Modi in Bengaluru speaks of 'corrupt' Congress/Siddaramaiah government

    Modi in Bengaluru speaks of 'corrupt' Congress/Siddaramaiah government

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    Gowda said Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath had launched a crackdown against underworld groups in his state, but the opposite was true for Karnataka. He was responding to a question on the lack of job creation in India in the last four years. He also stressed the BJP government's focus on improving the state of farmers in the state via the Operation Greens scheme unveiled in the Budget.
  • China condemns Chinese firm MD's killing in Pakistan, demands safety

    China condemns Chinese firm MD's killing in Pakistan, demands safety

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    A 46-year-old Chinese national , Chen Zhu, was killed while another citizen was injured among two people on Monday in a target killing incident reported in Defence Housing Authority (DHA). The second person, Ye, who was sitting on the passenger seat remained unhurt. The two Chinese were working for a shipping company. "We hope and believe Pakistan will continue to take measures to safeguard the security of the Chinese institutions and personnel in Pakistan", he said.
  • SC warns Khap, says them not to become self-appointed conscience keepers

    SC warns Khap, says them not to become self-appointed conscience keepers

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    The observation was made by a bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra . The top court was hearing a petition by NGO Shakti Vahini against the prevalent honour killings in parts of India, particularly Haryana. The Public Interest Litigation stated several people have been killed in the name of honour as the Khaps were against inter-caste and intra-caste marriages.
  • Delhi police foils kidnapping attempt, rescues 5-year-old from Ghaziabad

    Delhi police foils kidnapping attempt, rescues 5-year-old from Ghaziabad

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    In a midnight rescue operation, a Delhi Police crime branch team led by a Deputy Commissioner of Police-rank officer, rescued the kidnapped child from the kidnappers' hideout in Ghaziabad. One kidnapper was shot dead in the shoot-out, which lasted for almost 30 minutes, while the other two sustained injuries. No police personnel was hurt, he said.
  • Supreme Court won't block Pennsylvania gerrymandering decision

    Supreme Court won't block Pennsylvania gerrymandering decision

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    In this particular instance though, that's a shame because it just allows a partisan state court to draw the maps instead of a partisan state legislature-it's not like the PA legislature's map has been substituted for that of a computer or an independent commission.
  • WADA says CAS ruling creates 'very chaotic' state of affairs

    WADA says CAS ruling creates 'very chaotic' state of affairs

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    Speaking at the Olympic village, IOC President Thomas Bach yesterday repeated again his disquiet over the CAS ruling and said an appeal was possible. The IOC confirmed that only athletes who have "fulfilled the pre-games testing requirements", including the IRP's criteria, "as well as the required reanalysis from stored samples", would be allowed to compete at the Games.
  • Hundreds protest in Lebanon against Turkey offensive in Syria

    Hundreds protest in Lebanon against Turkey offensive in Syria

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    The photo of 18-month-old Umame, who died of malnutrition during the siege of Eastern Ghouta, was circulated under the false tag "The baby killed by Turkish Armed Forces". "I swear to God, we'll avenge you", Kobani's brother, 30-year-old Aref Mustafa Omar, cried out at her funeral on Saturday, AFP reported . There have been heavy clashes with the YPG in the Afrin campaign so far and Bozdag was speaking after seven Turkish troops were killed on Saturday, including five in a tank attack, ...
  • China To Crackdown on Both National and International Bitcoin Exchanges

    China To Crackdown on Both National and International Bitcoin Exchanges

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    The new ban comes amid reports indicating that the government's attempt to suppress the nation's appetite for digital currency trading had been failing. A separate report by China's official news agency Xinhua quoted a statement by PBoC, confirming that the local authorities meant to ban "all crypto-related commercial business including banning and blocking both domestic and offshore cryptocurrency trading platform websites".
  • President Trump and Melania had another awkward hand-holding incident

    President Trump and Melania had another awkward hand-holding incident

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    Reporters fire off questions and Trump suddenly stops, catching Melania off guard. Trump then briefly places his arm on Melania's shoulder before the two board the aircraft. She spent time with the young patients. Mrs. Trump accompanied President Donald Trump to OH, where he gave a tax reform speech. Melania Trump travelled to Cincinnati Children's Hospital to be briefed on the opioid crisis.
  • How you can help bring Dundee back Down Under

    How you can help bring Dundee back Down Under

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    If the star power assembled for the Dundee: The Son Of A Legend Returns Home TV ad is anything to go by, could be one seriously big movie if it was made. " Dundee came to America. The film helped shape their view of Australia, showing them Australia's natural beauty and Australians" friendly and welcoming nature.
  • Akali Dal MP Naresh Gujral takes on BJP, supports TDP

    Akali Dal MP Naresh Gujral takes on BJP, supports TDP

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    We will definitely fight it out (in Parliament ). On being asked if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would break alliance with Akali Dal, Gujral said "it was impossible". The latest attack by Shiv Sena on the government comes after four Army personnel, including a Captain, were killed and four persons got injured after Pakistani troops opened "unprovoked and indiscriminate" firing across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Rajouri districts.
  • Special Report on Natalie Wood Death Leads Throws Suspicion Back in Spotlight

    Special Report on Natalie Wood Death Leads Throws Suspicion Back in Spotlight

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    Five years ago, Wagner's attorney, Blair Berk, issued a statement saying that neither Wagner nor Woods' daughters had any new information to offer and decried the exploitation of her death anniversary. Shortly after that, separate witnesses who were on a boat that was in the water nearby heard a man and woman arguing on the back of the boat and believe the voices were those of Wood and Wagner, according to detectives.
  • Gunmen storm Srinagar hospital, help Pakistani terrorist escape

    Gunmen storm Srinagar hospital, help Pakistani terrorist escape

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    The incident took place when policemen were escorting a Pakistani prisoner Naveed. "Naveed himself snatched a weapon and fired and finally fled away along with handcuffs weighing more than 2 kgs", a senior police officer said. The Kaka Sarai area, where the SMHS hospital is located, has been cordoned off. He reportedly admitted to killing two Special Police Officers outside the District Court in Pulwama in 2014, and said he had fired at a police party in Shopian, injuring five policemen and ...
  • India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-1

    India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-1

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    Recently, on January 18, 2018, India successfully completed its "first pre-induction trial" of a 5000 kilometer-range (3017 miles) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Agni-V. Agni-I was developed by a premier missile development laboratory of DRDO in collaboration with Defence Research Development Laboratory and Research Centre Imarat and integrated by Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad.
  • Crashes. 6 Deaths. 2 Months. Are Trains Safe?

    Crashes. 6 Deaths. 2 Months. Are Trains Safe?

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    Railway signals were out while crews installed a safety system that could have prevented the exact type of crash that killed two people in SC when an Amtrak train was diverted to a side track and slammed head-on into an empty freight train, authorities said Monday.
  • Moscow Record Snow: Russia Calls in Army to Clear Streets

    Moscow Record Snow: Russia Calls in Army to Clear Streets

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    The Russian military said in a statement it had sent 100 soldiers, two snowploughs and a truck to help clear the snow in one Moscow district and at a location in the Moscow region. Moscow sees some of the most brutal winters of any world capital , but even locals weren't prepared for the most recent winter storm to batter the city.
  • Bucks Trade for Zeller

    Bucks Trade for Zeller

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    The Bucks will send the 2018 second-round pick to the Nets should it fall between 31 and 47 in the draft. And are trying to improve right now. Guard Rashad Vaughn is being used as a player to match salaries and is a throw-in for the trade to work financially.
  • US, Peru agree to fight against drugs trafficking with joint effort

    US, Peru agree to fight against drugs trafficking with joint effort

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    At a joint news conference, Tillerson-a former chief of oil giant ExxonMobil- confirmed the ultimate option of sanctioning Venezuela's key oil sector is under consideration, but that Washington shares its allies' concerns. Speaking at the University of Texas at Austin right before his trip to Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Colombia and Jamaica Tillerson said that " today China is getting a foothold in Latin America ".
  • DFP thanks Pakistan for observing 'Kashmir Solidarity Day'

    DFP thanks Pakistan for observing 'Kashmir Solidarity Day'

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    The Pakistan Railways on Monday also celebrated Kashmir Solidarity Day like other organizations and institutions in the country by displaying posters on trains and railway stations in this respect. "We will emerge more strongly if you try to suppress us", said Saeed, who is listed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the US. They also urged European Union to play its role in the peaceful resolution of the issue.
  • Japan Launched World's Smallest Satellite-Carrying Rocket

    Japan Launched World's Smallest Satellite-Carrying Rocket

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    The SS-520 rocket, about the size of a lamp post and 50 centimeters in diameter, lifted off from the Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima and placed its payload in the intended orbit, according to Japan's space agency JAXA . The first stage of the rocket fitted with spin stabilizing fins was filled with almost 3,500 pounds (1,587 kilograms) of HTPB solid fuel. The rocket got separated from the TRICOM-1R satellite about 7 minutes 30 seconds after the lift-off.
  • House panel votes to release Dems' Russia memo

    House panel votes to release Dems' Russia memo

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    President Trump woke up this morning ready for war. "The fact that the Republicans in the House refused to allow a minority report, the Democratic response to their memo, is an indication that this - they're just bound and determined to continue to find ways to absolve this president from any responsibility", Durbin told Jake Tapper on CNN's " State of the Union ".
  • Rajya Sabha budget session; Amit Shah counts the achievements of BJP govt

    Rajya Sabha budget session; Amit Shah counts the achievements of BJP govt

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    Shah didn't spare former finance minister P Chidambaram , who ridiculed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comments that those who sell pakodas (fritters) and earn Rs 200 a day can't be called unemployed. "Is this the understanding of people?" It goes towards giving the poor women clean cooking fuel. Since the 1990s until the BJP got a full majority in Lok Sabha with 282 seats in 2014, coalition dharma saw many tall leaders steer India through turbulent times.
  • Father Who Attacked Larry Nassar Speaks Out About The Incident

    Father Who Attacked Larry Nassar Speaks Out About The Incident

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    Morgan Margraves says her father was hearing some details for the first time . The judge later accepted Margraves' explanation that he "lost control" of his emotions and said she would not punish him. The board of USA Gymnastics has agreed to resign in the wake of Nassar's sentencing, as did the president and athletic director of Michigan State University.
  • Trump's Nuclear Report Reaffirms US Commitment to Annihilate Mankind: Iran's FM

    Trump's Nuclear Report Reaffirms US Commitment to Annihilate Mankind: Iran's FM

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    Placing China and Russian Federation among the central reasons for its strategic move, the US' policy outline had argued it is necessary to strengthen its nuclear arsenal in its Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). The US military has put countering China and Russian Federation at the centre of a new national defence strategy unveiled earlier this month, shifting priorities away from fighting Islamist militants.
  • Sole surviving Bataclan suspect goes on trial in Brussels

    Sole surviving Bataclan suspect goes on trial in Brussels

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    Salah Abdeslam goes on trial under high security in his native Brussels, in relation to a shooting that preceded his capture and suicide bombings there in March 2016. The two men are said to have fled an apartment in the south of the city during a police raid , as a third man provided covering fire before being shot dead.
  • India wins toss and bowls against South Africa in 2nd ODI

    India wins toss and bowls against South Africa in 2nd ODI

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    The Proteas have only been dismissed for a lower score seven times in their ODI history, with all of those matches coming away from home. "The Cricket South Africa medical team will aim to have him ready for the Test series against Australia starting next month", he added.
  • Trump Grilled Rod Rosenstein About Deep State Loyalties

    Trump Grilled Rod Rosenstein About Deep State Loyalties

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    Sessions went off-script at the event to praise Rosenstein, saying he represents "the kind of quality and leadership that we want" at the Justice Department. "I stand with you", he said. As CNN reports, Trump seemed to care more about the status of the ongoing special counsel investigation than he did about Nunes' requests.
  • Pakistani nation stands united on Kashmir issue: PM Khaqan

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    Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday urged the parliamentarians of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly to maintain unity for the sake of the Kashmir cause. The two leaders said that the dream of peace and prosperity in the region will remain elusive without resolving the Kashmir dispute. "A one-minute silence would be observed at 10am at all government and semi-government institutions to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people, it said".
  • Germany's coalition talks improve on agreement on energy, wrangle

    Germany's coalition talks improve on agreement on energy, wrangle

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    Germany has been without a government for more than four months and concerns are growing across the world that Europe's largest economy may not be in a position to introduce key policies as Brexit and eurozone reform issues loom. Merkel's bloc does not want to ban fixed-term contracts like the SPD but has offered to prevent the repeated renewal of such contracts as a compromise.
  • You Can Call the Super Bowl the

    You Can Call the Super Bowl the "Super Bowl"

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    That means Charlotteans will be watching on WCNC, which plans to begin its live Super Bowl programming at 6 p.m. There are tickets left for Super Bowl LII at US Bank Stadium - if you're willing to pay for them. That will allow you access to ESPN, NFL Network, and all the other sports outlets who will be covering the game along with NBC . There will also be talkSport Radio live coverage from the stadium starting at 10pm, which will be hosted by Nat Coombs.