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China is the largest importer of soybeans & sorghum from the US and the move to implement tariffs on these crops is certain to impact the revenue of farmers in the USA, claim experts. Exports of US soybeans to China are also under pressure from stiff competition from rival exporter Brazil, with export sales hitting a seven-month low last week.
  • Body of Russian airman killed in Syria returned home: agencies

    Body of Russian airman killed in Syria returned home: agencies

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    In a separate statement, the Kremlin said that the Hero of Russian Federation award, the country's top honour, had been posthumously bestowed upon Filipov for his "heroism, courage and bravery". He ejected and fought with rebels on the ground in before blowing himself up with a grenade when they closed in on him. Russian Federation has now reportedly ordered its warplanes in Syria to fly higher to avoid being shot down by shoulder-launched missiles.
  • Newsweek fires top editors, senior reporters

    Newsweek fires top editors, senior reporters

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    But a source with knowledge of the situation told CNN that while Keefe had his email account deactivated on Monday and was told to meet with human resources, he was ultimately saved by an editor who stepped in to prevent his firing. Katz confirmed that she had been let go from the company in a tweet: "My warmest thanks to the fearless Newsweek editors and colleagues who supported and shared in my work - especially our recent, hard stories about the magazine itself - before my ...
  • Ajay Devgn Raid Movie Trailer Released, Coming on 16 March

    Ajay Devgn Raid Movie Trailer Released, Coming on 16 March

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    Ajay Devgan wears a no-nonsense look, in keeping with the tag line: Heroes don't always come in uniform. Earlier in the day, the makers also released a poster of the flick. The love story between Ajay and Ileana is understated and isn't meant to smother the screen. Presented by Gulshan Kumar & T-Series, a Panorama Studios production, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak, Raid is set to hit the theatres on March 16.
  • Brockton Mother Is Charged With Killing 2 Sons

    Brockton Mother Is Charged With Killing 2 Sons

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    Officers said they found the two boys, ages 5 and 8, dead inside an apartment on the third floor. "This is a gruesome, disturbing and most of all a heartbreaking crime", said Cruz. "It's just something that overcame me", said Darcy Ruskiewicz. "All crime scenes are grisly, but these victims were innocent children", Cruz said. "I don't understand how anyone would do that to children".
  • Olympics drive growth of women's hockey

    Olympics drive growth of women's hockey

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    All North Korean ships have been banned from entering South Korean ports since 2010. The flag was conceived in 1990 ahead of the Asian Games that year, and first used in 1991 as the two countries fielded a single team at the World Table Tennis Championships.
  • Trump lashes out at Schiff over Russia probe memo

    Trump lashes out at Schiff over Russia probe memo

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    And while Trump backers had hoped the Nunes memo would support their claims that the FBI's investigation into Trump's Russia ties began with the Page warrant, the memo itself concedes the investigation was launched after George Papadopoulos, another Trump campaign foreign policy aide, told an Australian diplomat in May 2016 that he learned from Russian contacts that the Kremlin had hacked Democratic emails.
  • Democrats sharpen warning to Trump in wake of disputed memo

    Democrats sharpen warning to Trump in wake of disputed memo

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    He said it was "very possible" committee Republicans had "coordinated the whole effort with the White House". "Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information", he tweeted of former FBI Director James Comey, Sen.
  • House Panel OKs Release of Democrats' Russia Probe Memo

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    White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah said on CNN's "New Day" Monday that releasing the memo could "send a message of accountability" in the U.S. Yesterday Mr Trump traded insults with the top Democrat on the intelligence panel , Adam Schiff of California. House intelligence is one of three congressional committees looking into the matter, along with Mueller.
  • International Olympic Committee rejects 15 Russian athletes whose bans had been lifted

    International Olympic Committee rejects 15 Russian athletes whose bans had been lifted

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    Delivering its judgement CAS said: 'In 28 cases, the evidence collected was found to be insufficient to establish that an anti-doping rule violation was committed by the athletes concerned. Aleksandr Zubkov, the double Olympic bobsled champion and Russian flag bearer in Sochi, is among the 11 whose doping bans were upheld. One-hundred-and-sixty-nine "OAR" athletes recently gained approval after presenting sufficient evidence they had not cheated.
  • Natural disaster strikes off coast of Taiwan, hotel collapses

    Natural disaster strikes off coast of Taiwan, hotel collapses

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    Two bridges in Hualien City have been damaged and sealed off, including the Qixingtian Bridge. The quake took place at a depth of 1km (0.6 miles), the report says. The four larger ones, measuring in magnitude from 4.0 to 4.7, were centered off the coast of Hualien County. "The pattern continued with ten more earthquakes on Monday, the largest of which being a magnitude 5.0 quake".
  • FTSE 100 falls 1% in increased volatility in financial markets

    FTSE 100 falls 1% in increased volatility in financial markets

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    Connor Campbell, financial analyst at Spreadex, said: "The only hope for the markets at the moment is that investors suddenly decide that the sell-off has been a bit overdone - though in a way it is fitting, matching the astonishing, record-breaking recent rise of the global indices with an equally astounding, heart-stopping drop".
  • Pakistanis aboard on capsized Libya boat

    Pakistanis aboard on capsized Libya boat

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    Most of deceased belonged to Gujrat and Mandi Bahauddin in Punjab. According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), most of the migrants were believed to be Pakistani nationals, the Telegraph reported . Earlier on Saturday, Faisal confirmed that 16 Pakistanis died in the shipwreck. Just last week, 329 refugees and migrants, mostly from Eritrea and Bangladesh, wait to be rescued by aid workers after leaving Libya trying to reach European soil aboard an overcrowded wooden ...
  • Gerry Kelly reveals where he got bolt cutters to remove clamp

    Gerry Kelly reveals where he got bolt cutters to remove clamp

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    He said he did not know why his auto was clamped and not the others. After going back into the Metropolitan Arts Centre, he asked if they had another number for the company. Sinn Fein leader-in-waiting Mary Lou McDonald told the Belfast Telegraph she did not yet have "the facts of exactly what happened". She did say, however, that she had "no idea" why Kelly would have a bolt-cutter in his vehicle.
  • North Korea 'only months away' from United States nuclear strike, claims diplomat

    North Korea 'only months away' from United States nuclear strike, claims diplomat

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    Kim Jong Un's rogue regime "may now be only months away from the capability to strike the USA with nuclear-armed ballistic missiles", he said. U.S. Ambassador Robert Wood (R) waits next to U.S. The President also touted the American military and the United States' plans to "modernize and rebuild" its nuclear arsenal. The paper said Song's words were devised as a "tactic to ramp up sanctions and pressure, on an worldwide scale, against the peace-loving nature of [the North's] nuclear power".
  • S.Africa's ANC to determine

    S.Africa's ANC to determine "matter of significant concern" in…

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    Intense pressure is mounting on South Africa's President Jacob Zuma to step down as senior figures from his own African National Congress are holding emergency talks over his future. The ANC's top six most powerful officials met Zuma late on Sunday at his official residence in Pretoria but there was no announcement of the outcome.
  • Off-Duty AZ Fire Captain Shot in Head, Dies After Traffic Incident

    Off-Duty AZ Fire Captain Shot in Head, Dies After Traffic Incident

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    Captain Kyle Brayer, 34, was riding in a golf cart type taxi cab early with friends on at around 2.30am on Saturday morning when he was involved in altercation with Hezron Parks in the bar district of Scottsdale, Arizona. Parks admitted shooting the Iraq war veteran after being thrown out of clubs in the city, it was reported. "Tempe lost one of our own today to an act of senseless violence.
  • Union Budget 2018: 10.5% hike for MHA, gets Rs 92000 crore

    Union Budget 2018: 10.5% hike for MHA, gets Rs 92000 crore

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    Union Home Ministry's budgetary provisions have been pegged at over Rs 92,600 crore for the next fiscal, a hike of 10.5 per cent over 2017-18, with a special emphasis on improving infrastructure of the police forces. The incentives for sportspersons have seen a hike to 23 crores, from last year's 18.13 crores. This will hit Indian contingent's preparations for the two major upcoming sporting events - Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.
  • Pence doesn't rule out talks with North Korea at Olympics

    Pence doesn't rule out talks with North Korea at Olympics

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    Pence is in Alaska on the first stop of a six-day trip created to increase pressure on North Korea. Bach was speaking four days ahead of the opening of the Games, which received a major boost when isolated North Korea ended months of bellicose posturing by agreeing to send a contingent of athletes.
  • 4 major franchise reforms since women got the vote

    4 major franchise reforms since women got the vote

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    Labour's announcement came after a Shadow Cabinet meeting held in the Museum of London , which is hosting a suffragette exhibition dedicated to those who campaigned for over 50 years to achieve votes for women. This number still doesn't represent even a third, but in comparison in 1945, women had just 3.8% of seats. Apart from voting to advance women's rights today the emergency is to use our vote for Peace and Nonviolence, against nuclear weapons, against inequality, for disarmament and ...
  • Esmond Bradley-Martin: Ivory investigator killed in Kenya

    Esmond Bradley-Martin: Ivory investigator killed in Kenya

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    Esmond Bradley-Martin, a 75-year-old American citizen, had worked for decades researching the markets for wildlife products across Africa and Asia, most recently in Myanmar. An Associated Press reporter who visited Bradley Martin at his home in 2015 noted that the conservationist didn't appear to be slowing down despite his advancing years.
  • Nassar sentenced to up to 125 years in Eaton County

    Nassar sentenced to up to 125 years in Eaton County

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    Last month, more than 150 of them publicly confronted him during a seven-day hearing in Ingham County Circuit Court in Lansing, where he had pleaded guilty in November to seven counts of sexual assault. Gina Nichols, mother of gymnast Maggie Nichols, said she was not contacted by the FBI for almost a year after the information she provided sparked the federal inquiry.
  • Homebase jobs at risk as up to 40 stores face closure

    Homebase jobs at risk as up to 40 stores face closure

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    Poor trading at Homebase is expected to drag Bunnings into an underlying loss of £97 million for the first half of the year, Wesfarmers confirmed. Wesfarmers said that its review will evaluate the performance of rebranded pilot stores to "inform the future plans for Bunnings UK".
  • Top poaching investigator killed in his Karen home

    Top poaching investigator killed in his Karen home

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    Bradley Martin, identifiable by a colorful handkerchief he often had peeking out of his jacket pocket, was a major figure within the wildlife conservation movement who'd risen to prominence by going undercover, usually posing as a buyer, to expose the illegal market for ivory and rhino horn.
  • Palestinian martyred in W. Bank by Israeli forces

    Palestinian martyred in W. Bank by Israeli forces

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    Ahmad Jarrar, the man accused of orchestrating the rabbi's murder, is the son of Nasser Jarrar, a Hamas commander killed by Israeli forces during the second intifada, the mass uprising by Palestinians against Israeli occupation between 2000-2005.
  • Hong Kong's highest court overturns jail sentences of 3 Umbrella Movement leaders

    Hong Kong's highest court overturns jail sentences of 3 Umbrella Movement leaders

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    But after the government's intervention, they were jailed for between six and eight months by the Court of Appeal. Wong is now appealing a separate prison sentence for contempt of court, which is also related to the 2014 protests. Wong's case was one of dozens brought against protesters and pro-democracy politicians since the 2014 demonstrations, which analysts say are created to sap morale and dissuade other young people from taking to the streets.
  • Trump health care remark rebuffed in Britain

    Trump health care remark rebuffed in Britain

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    Replying to the President's tweet , Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt rejected claims made by protestors about NHS underfunding, but claimed he shared their pride in a health system "where all get care no matter the size of their bank balance".
  • Syrian regime air strikes kill 16 in Ghouta enclave

    Syrian regime air strikes kill 16 in Ghouta enclave

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    More than 340,000 people have been killed in Syria's conflict, which began in 2011 with anti-government protests but morphed into a brutal civil war, pulling in world powers and attracting jihadist fighters from around the globe. The U.N. mission in Syria warned in a statement on Tuesday of "dire consequences" to the compounded humanitarian crises in the country. The UN said existing agreements on the delivery of aid were not being honoured and stressed that "if access was granted, three ...
  • NWS: No tsunami threat despite warning alert

    NWS: No tsunami threat despite warning alert

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    He said the National Weather Service is trying to sort what happened. He said the notification read as an actual warning, and did not indicate that it was a test unless it was opened. A similar situation also occurred along hte East Coast early Tuesday. 904AM: A Tsunami Warning was mistakenly sent by an app. That warning was also meant to be a test message but was mistakenly sent as a real alert, setting off a panic.
  • Julian Assange arrest warrant still stands - court

    Julian Assange arrest warrant still stands - court

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    The Wikileaks founder's lawyer made an application to Westminster Magistrates' Court arguing it has "lost its objective and its function" since investigations over sexual assault allegations were dropped in Sweden. "The Metropolitan Police Service is obliged to execute that warrant should he leave the Embassy". Julian Assange still faces arrest if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London after a court ruled a warrant against him was still valid.
  • Scaramucci to Trump: Don't Fire Rosenstein Over the Memo

    Scaramucci to Trump: Don't Fire Rosenstein Over the Memo

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    Following the publication of the memo on Friday, US President Donald Trump refused to say whether he would dismiss the top Justice Department official. "I need loyalty, I expect loyalty", Trump had told Comey. It is not clear what Trump meant or how Rosenstein interpreted the comment. "Firing Rod Rosenstein , DOJ Leadership, or Bob Mueller could result in a constitutional crisis of the kind not seen since the Saturday Night Massacre", the letter stated, referencing former President ...
  • Trump believed to not testify on Mueller probe

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    Intelligence officials. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., arrives for the a closed-door meeting of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Monday, Feb. The Republican document, which Democrats dismissed as containing cherry-picked information and focusing on an obscure figure in the Trump campaign, confirms that a primary factor in the opening of the investigation in July 2016 was initial contacts between a former Trump foreign policy adviser, George ...
  • Accused Lana Del Ray stalker: How he was caught

    Accused Lana Del Ray stalker: How he was caught

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    The man, Michael Hunt , faces charges of aggravated stalking with a credible threat and attempted kidnapping with a weapon. I hope to see ya'll on the walk about in your life be good and I'll see you on the other side everybody take care of yourself may God bless.
  • Government Reinstates Shut Down TV Stations. Citizen and Inooro Still Off

    Government Reinstates Shut Down TV Stations. Citizen and Inooro Still Off

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    Kenya Raila Odinga secure in first material for construction of in state house as people's president plus "Facebook blocks" from Ghana. The charge sheet indicated that he is being indicted for consenting the administration of an oath on Odinga, action authorities say , bound the NASA chief to commit a capital offence of treason.
  • Trump pressed to authorize Democratic memo release

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    According to the memo , Federal Bureau of Investigation deputy director Andrew McCabe told the committee that there would have been no Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) application to surveil former Trump-campaign adviser Carter Page absent the information in the so-called Steele dossier.
  • Snowy roads cause several accidents along Iowa highway

    Snowy roads cause several accidents along Iowa highway

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    Cast and crew of " Dancing with the Stars: Live!" "One of the tour buses transporting cast and crew of Dancing with the Stars: Live! ". In Iowa , six people died on Monday in crashes throughout the state, including one that left the I-35 highway jammed near Ames , the Des Moines Register reported.
  • Man charged with sharing child pornography in connection with viral video

    Man charged with sharing child pornography in connection with viral video

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    He also has active warrants in Detroit, Michigan. People are sharing the post , saying they want the perpetrator in handcuffs, but according to investigators that's the last thing they want you to do. Law enforcers are warning social media users to stop sharing the video and videos like it because it is child pornography, which is a felony. A viral video of young girl and a man performing an illicit act has been circulating on Facebook .
  • First public trial for Bataclan terror attack suspect

    First public trial for Bataclan terror attack suspect

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    And he is not charged over Islamist suicide bombings, which struck Brussels four days after he was arrested. It is believed that more than 100 police officers will be deployed around the Palace of Justice in Brussels during the trial.
  • Trump's Skewed Immigration Policy

    Trump's Skewed Immigration Policy

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    With President Donald Trump's stubbornly low approval ratings and historical trends suggesting they'll lose seats in the November midterm elections, party leaders told lawmakers their salvation lies in hammering on the message that the tax cuts passed at the end of a year ago are putting more money in voters' pockets.