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A herd of the animals was crossing the railway tracks on Saturday when the train ploughed into them. "Five elephants, including three calves, reportedly died due to the impact". "The incident took place at a location where there was no notified elephant corridor". However based on inputs received from forest department a speed restriction of 30 kmph had been imposed and all trains were instructed to slow down while passing by issuing caution order to the loco pilots.
  • Accused Rapist Used Deceased Victim's Thumb To Unlock Phone, Text Friends

    Accused Rapist Used Deceased Victim's Thumb To Unlock Phone, Text Friends

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    While Varela thought Noceda might still be breathing, he didn't take her to the hospital as he told friends he was "too exhausted to do so" and went to bed. Saturday night. The alleged killer is said to have described how he broke Alyssa's legs to stuff her body into a black crate, which he was going to fill with onions and bury.
  • Senate leaders announce budget deal with huge spending increases

    Senate leaders announce budget deal with huge spending increases

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    Nancy Pelosi has broken the record for the longest continuous speech in Congress in an effort to force a vote on protection for DACA recipients on Wednesday. Pelosi's spokesperson Drew Hammill responded to Strong, saying, "Speaker Ryan needs to make a real commitment to act and stop hiding behind the President".
  • Former Sri Lankan president takes lead at local gov't polls

    Former Sri Lankan president takes lead at local gov't polls

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    According to the results, the Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP) has garnered 703,117 votes along with 909 seats whereas the United National Party (UNP) has secured 469,986 votes with 459 seats, the Daily Mirror reported. Sirisena's relationship with Wickremesinghe, his main supporter when he defeated Rajapaksa in the presidency in 2015, has soured in recent months. The UNP is expected to claim the lead in Saturday's poll for 340 local government bodies while the parties led by Sirisena and ...
  • Turkish troops killed in deadliest day of Kurdish offensive

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    Yildirim earlier said Turkey had not launched its operation in Afrin to enter into a war or because it had "an eye" on another country's territory. "As we were pulling out the children and the dead from under the rubble, they targeted us with five rockets - directly targeting us", said Hafi, 24.
  • Abbas asks India to help mediate peace talks with Israel

    Abbas asks India to help mediate peace talks with Israel

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    Prior to this visit, Modi said that he has "de-hyphenated" relations with Palestine and Israel , establishing "mutually independent and exclusive relations with both partners". In discussions with several officials in Ramallah, who spoke on conditions of anonymity, it appears that the Palestinian leadership sees in the Indian Prime Minister's visit an opportunity to seek his assistance in pushing forward the deadlocked peace process.
  • Winter Olympics: Russian player dedicates medal to banned compatriots

    Winter Olympics: Russian player dedicates medal to banned compatriots

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    Lim Hyo-jun of South Korea upset defending Olympic champion Charles Hamelin of Canada to win the men's short track speed skating 1,500 meters gold medal of the PyeongChang Winter Games here on Saturday. Budgett added that meldonium use in eastern Europe and Russian Federation was "widespread" and "considered a cardiac stimulant which was not prohibited".
  • Modi to be first Indian PM to visit Palestine

    Modi to be first Indian PM to visit Palestine

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    Abbas gave Modi the highest medal of the state of Palestine as a sign of valuing friendship with India. Prime Minister Modi, who is on his maiden trip to Palestine, will be received by President Mahmoud Abbas before the ceremonial welcome in the compound of the Presidential Headquarters, also known as Muqata'a.
  • Zidane sure of team selection for Real Madrid-PSG tie

    Zidane sure of team selection for Real Madrid-PSG tie

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    Zinedine Zidane's men have not scaled their usual heights this season and this was still not ideal, but they do look to be finding some form just in time for a potentially season-defining tie with the French side on Wednesday. - Ronaldo has scored in each of his seven league games against Real Sociedad at Santiago Bernabeu (15 goals in total). - Lucas Vazquez has scored six goals this season in all competitions, his best goal tally in single campaign for Real Madrid .
  • Turkey resumes airstrikes on Syrian Kurdish enclave

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    The helicopter is reported to have crashed in the Turkish Hatay Province on the border with Syria's Afrin region where Ankara is conducting Operation Olive Branch against Kurdish forces. In Idlib, the largest area controlled by the opposition, at least two million people reside. "To confront those who really fight global terrorism on the ground in Syria is criminal", Vassily Nebenzia said.
  • Corea, Kim Jong-un invita il presidente del Sud a Pyongyang

    Corea, Kim Jong-un invita il presidente del Sud a Pyongyang

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    Kim, accompagnato dalla moglie Ri Sol-ju e dalla sorella minore Kim Yo-jong, ha presieduto l'appuntamento in piazza Kim Il-sung, in una Pyongyang nella morsa delle temperature gelide. "La Corea del Nord in questi anni ha sempre reagito con l'inganno, non mantenendo le promesso e aumentando le provocazioni" ha proseguito nel suo discorso il vice di Trump .
  • Pence upstaged by North and South Korea's efforts to warm ties

    Pence upstaged by North and South Korea's efforts to warm ties

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    Police are shown trying to stop demonstrators from burning portraits of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during an anti-North Korea protest before the opening ceremony for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Friday. The United Nations allowed the North Korean delegation to travel to South Korea for the Olympics , granting an exemption on sanctions against the repressive regime.
  • Turkish forces free village from PYD/PKK in Afrin

    Turkish forces free village from PYD/PKK in Afrin

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    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said the observation post was near the village of al-Eis, which would place it less than five km (three miles) from territory held by Syrian government forces and their allies. Iran has also voiced opposition to the Turkish military operation in Syria, with President Hassan Rouhani saying on Tuesday that Ankara does not "have the permission of the [Syrian] government...and the consent of the people" for such an offensive.
  • White House response to abuse claims shines light on victims' fears

    White House response to abuse claims shines light on victims' fears

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    Well, since McEnany brought it up, when Savannah Guthrie first broke the news of Lauer's firing and reacted to the complaint against him, in addition to talking about Lauer she also said she's heartbroken "for the fearless colleague who came forward to tell her story and any other women who have their own stories to tell".
  • Turkish Military Helicopter Shot Down In Syria

    Turkish Military Helicopter Shot Down In Syria

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    In a statement, the military said the Turkish Armed Forces had " destroyed " 36 YPG targets and " neutralized " 79 YPG militants in airstrikes that were carried out overnight on February 10. Putin and Erdogan also underscored the importance of "strict and unfailing adherence" to the Astana agreements on de-escalation zones in Syria, the statement said.
  • Come visit: South Korea's leader invited to North Korea

    Come visit: South Korea's leader invited to North Korea

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    The meeting comes a day after the North's delegation, including leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo-jong, met South Korean President Moon Jae-in. A big one could be a demand to cease the U.S. There were South Koreans who agreed with Pence's stance. He also praised the Koreans' cooperation at the Games.
  • Mike Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say

    Mike Pence didn't snub North Koreans deliberately, officials say

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    Vice President Mike Pence , bottom left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, bottom right, as they watch the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea . When the warmth and joy of the Olympics ends, North Korea will still be holding its nuclear arsenal tight and will very likely continue to manufacture and test intercontinental ballistic missiles.
  • Dems' memo a political ploy

    Dems' memo a political ploy

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    He said the Justice Department had identified portions of the memo that "would create especially significant concerns for the national security and law enforcement interests" of the country. Still, Schiff said, Democrats "look forward to conferring with the agencies to determine how we can properly inform the American people about the misleading attack on law enforcement by the GOP".
  • Turkey detains pro-Kurdish leaders ahead of congress - party

    Turkey detains pro-Kurdish leaders ahead of congress - party

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    Turkey said it launched the operation to target "terrorist organizations", including YPG forces. USA support for Kurdish-led forces has infuriated Turkey, which views growing Kurdish power as a security threat along its frontier. presence in Syria violates global law. Muslim does not fear being abandoned by the US-led coalition. "They don't know where to go". We will resist for our part.
  • Russian plane with 71 crashes near Moscow

    Russian plane with 71 crashes near Moscow

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    The jet was flying to Orsk, a city in the Urals, and crashed in the Ramensky district outside Moscow. The aircraft had gone missing shortly after take-off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport. "The crew and passengers had no chance". The Russian Emergencies Ministry said it is trying to verify reports the aircraft has gone down near the Russian capital.
  • 3 die, others hurt in Grand Canyon helicopter crash

    3 die, others hurt in Grand Canyon helicopter crash

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    A Papillon helicopter was previously involved in a fatal Grand Canyon crash in 2001. It remained unclear why the Eurocopter EC130 aircraft crashed, a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) official said, adding that the helicopter was heavily damaged.
  • Winter Olympics: Pyeongchang or Pyongyang? North Korea's presence creates confusion

    Winter Olympics: Pyeongchang or Pyongyang? North Korea's presence creates confusion

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    It's clear President Moon sees the Olympics as key opportunity to engage the North and try to reopen negotiations about their nuclear ambitions. Kim Yo Jong, Kim Yong Nam , second from right, North Korea's nominal head of state, and Ri Son Gwon, left, attend the meeting with South Korean President t Moon Jae-in, right, during a meeting at the presidential house in Seoul, on February 10, 2018.
  • Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit

    Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit

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    North Korea's rather reclusive leader Kim Jong-un has asked South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang at the "earliest date" possible for what will be a third inter-Korean summit. According to the presidential office, Moon replied: "Let us make preparations to realize the meeting". The parade which featured the 92 nations participating in the Olympics including hosts Korea , was a celebrating of Korean culture and the spirit of the Olympic games.
  • CDC: This flu season now worse than 2009 swine flu epidemic

    CDC: This flu season now worse than 2009 swine flu epidemic

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    The highest hospitalization rates were among those over age 65. Nassau Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein urged residents to take advantage of the county's resources because the flu is contagious up to 24 hours before a person shows symptoms.
  • Nine Turkish soldiers killed in action in Syria's Afrin in one day

    Nine Turkish soldiers killed in action in Syria's Afrin in one day

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    Yildirim told reporters the downed chopper was a T129 ATAK helicopter, and was shot down in Kirikhan district of Hatay province. The Turkish army, which launched an air and ground offensive into the Afrin region on January 20, said it had conducted further air strikes on Kurdish fighters there.
  • Priebus Denies Reports Trump Complained To Him About Kelly

    Priebus Denies Reports Trump Complained To Him About Kelly

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    Some are true and some are false. "We wish him well, he worked very hard", Trump said to a small group of reporters at the White House on Friday afternoon, providing his first public comments on the topic. The retired general, who had been heading the Department of Homeland Security, was expected to bring order to the chaotic Trump White House. "He said very strongly yesterday that he's innocent but you'll have to talk to him about that".
  • North and South Korea celebrate peace through taekwondo show

    North and South Korea celebrate peace through taekwondo show

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    The opening ceremony on Friday also saw the conclusion of the long journey of the Olympic Torch that started in November 2017.In the last leg of its journey, the flame was carried, among others, by Miroslav Lajčák, the President of the UN General Assembly and Thomas Bach, the President of the IOC.
  • PM Modi meets Palestine President Abbas; offers price $50 million signed

    PM Modi meets Palestine President Abbas; offers price $50 million signed

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    Earlier he met Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and visited the Yasser Arafat Museum where he laid a wreath. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Palestinian city of Ramallah on Saturday, ANI reported. "We rely on India's role as an global voice of great standing and weigh through its historical role in the Non-Aligned Movement and in all worldwide forum and its increasingly growing power on the strategic and economic levels, in a way that is conducive to just and desired peace ...
  • Rep. Schiff Reacts To Trump's Decision To Not Immediately Release Democratic Memo

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    President Donald Trump will send the Democrats' rebuttal memorandum back to the House Intelligence Committee without releasing even a redacted version of it, according to news outlets. "Intelligence Committee Republicans encourage the minority to accept the DOJ's recommendations and make the appropriate technical changes and redactions so that no sources and methods are disclosed and their memo can be declassified as soon as possible".
  • Asma Jahangir: Her life in pictures

    Asma Jahangir: Her life in pictures

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    Born on January 27, 1952 in Lahore, Jahangir studied at the Convent of Jesus and Mary before receiving her B.A from Kinnaird and LLB from the Punjab University in 1978. Jahangir was also active in the 2007 Lawyers' Movement, for which she was put under house arrest. She was also known as the voice of marginalised sections of the Pakistani society.
  • These displays of unity at the Olympics fill us with hope

    These displays of unity at the Olympics fill us with hope

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    Later, he skipped a formal dinner at which he was due to share a table with North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam. Past South Korean leaders failed to advance peace talks after their own meetings with the North. The emotion generated by the scene took many by surprise, especially younger South Koreans, who have largely seemed indifferent to the idea the two Koreas as one.
  • Uneasy quest for Turkish-US compromise on Syrian Kurds

    Uneasy quest for Turkish-US compromise on Syrian Kurds

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    Yildirim earlier said Turkey had not launched its operation in Afrin to enter into a war or because it had "an eye" on another country's territory. The strikes killed over 30 civilians on February 5, according to the monitor groups. Turkey's President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says its military helicopter has been shot down in northern Syria during an operation against US-backed Kurdish forces.
  • Turkish pilots killed in Syria helicopter crash

    Turkish pilots killed in Syria helicopter crash

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    In a separate incident, two Turkish Armed Forces personnel were killed when an attack helicopter crashed in Syria's Afrin during the ongoing Operation Olive Branch on February 10, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said. "The casualties of al-Qaeda gangs are about 350 and Turkish army lost about 200 soldiers", he said, adding that the YPG had only suffered 100 casualties.
  • 230 civilians killed in Syrian, Russian airstrikes in past week

    230 civilians killed in Syrian, Russian airstrikes in past week

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    Turkey's president announced that a Turkish military helicopter was "downed" in northern Syria Saturday during Ankara's offensive on Syrian Kurdish militia there. "We will have losses but we will also cause losses", Erdogan said in Istanbul. The Turkish military said one of its helicopters crashed at 1300 (1000 GMT) killing two military personnel but did not give a reason for the incident, only saying that an investigation had been launched.