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It reported that USA intelligence agencies had "assessed with a high degree of confidence" that Baghadi, the world's most wanted man , was in Ragga when the missile hit. However, that claim has since been disputed by USA and Russian leadership. The Iraqi official described al-Baghdadi's condition as "serious" and said that he suffers from diabetes.
  • Palestinians held without trial to boycott Israeli courts

    Palestinians held without trial to boycott Israeli courts

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    A prime minister who is facing such police recommendations or who has been formally charged with offences is not obliged to resign. Tamimi is one of an estimated 350 Palestinian minors in Israeli jails. United Nations human rights experts said Tamimi's continued detention violates global legal standards. But it has been criticized by Palestinians, human rights groups, and members of the worldwide community who claim Israel abuses the policy.
  • Tom Wolf says no to GOP on congressional map. What's next?

    Tom Wolf says no to GOP on congressional map. What's next?

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    That means the state Supreme Court will likely handle redrawing new congressional lines and it would have until February 19 to draw the new map. Top Republican leaders, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and House Speaker Mike Turzai , accused Wolf of trying to apply standards that were outside of the court's order and challenged him to produce his own map.
  • DOJ's No. 3 Quits Over Fear of Being Handed Russia Probe

    DOJ's No. 3 Quits Over Fear of Being Handed Russia Probe

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    Uber exec says "no justification" for covering up breach Trump likely to approve release of Dem memo: report Mark Levin: Clinton colluded with Russian Federation, "paid for a warrant' to surveil Carter Page MORE - the No. Supreme Court, where she clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy. But associates downplayed her resignation. She previously worked in the administrations of both Presidents George W.
  • Has Left front government miserably failed to reduce poverty in Tripura?

    Has Left front government miserably failed to reduce poverty in Tripura?

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    Tripura is set to go to polls to elect a 60-member Assembly on February 18 and the results would be declared on March 3. The move for Opposition unity before the 2019 general elections continued to stumble as the draft political resolution to be taken up by the CPM party, which was released on Tuesday, ruled out any truck with the chief opposition party Congress despite declaring BJP as enemy number one.
  • Moon dismisses Abe's call to resume US-S. Korea drills

    Moon dismisses Abe's call to resume US-S. Korea drills

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    The personal invitation from Kim was delivered by his younger sister, Kim Yo Jong , during talks and a lunch Moon hosted at the presidential Blue House in Seoul . Kim's presence at the Olympics has presented people in South Korea and beyond with something new to know about North Korea. The offer was confirmed by South Korean presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom at a press briefing.
  • 'Forest, tree cover increases by 8021 sq km over last 2 yrs

    'Forest, tree cover increases by 8021 sq km over last 2 yrs

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    Ministers Dr Harshvardhan and Dr Mahesh Sharma launched the report in Delhi on Monday. Mishra stated that forests do not exist in isolation and the benefits of the forests must be transferred to the people. It has shown an increase of 181 sq km in 2017 as compared to the last assessment. There is a jump from 42.77m3 in the 2011 assessment to 74.51m3 in timber production in Trees outside Forests (TOF) category.
  • Gavin Newsom: Jeff Sessions 'Outright Racist' for Praising 'Anglo-American' Legal Traditions

    Gavin Newsom: Jeff Sessions 'Outright Racist' for Praising 'Anglo-American' Legal Traditions

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    According to CNN , the term " Anglo-American " didn't appear in Sessions' prepared remarks , indicating that the remark was ad-libbed. DOJ explains Jeff Sessions' improvised reference... Brian Schatz: "Do you know anyone who says " Anglo-American heritage " in a sentence?" Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King , tweeted a quote from her mother's 1986 opposition to Sessions's nomination for a federal judgeship.
  • Boston Dynamics presented upgraded SpotMini - a robot dog

    Boston Dynamics presented upgraded SpotMini - a robot dog

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    Others had a more positive reaction. Beyond robot dogs , Boston Dynamics has also showcased humanoid robots capable of feats that only the most athletic humans can perform. army. They've taught a robot how to open doors. Apparently, Boston Dynamics has added even more useful skills to the SpotMini after the design update in November .
  • Suu Kyi meets discusses Rakhine's latest situation with Boris Johnson

    Suu Kyi meets discusses Rakhine's latest situation with Boris Johnson

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    The foreign secretary spoke to Ms Suu Kyi about the Rohingya crisis during a visit to Myanmar. The Nobel Peace Prize victor had been criticized overseas for not standing up for the largely stateless Rohingya in the western state of Rakhine, where an army crackdown forced more than 688,000 to flee to Bangladesh since August 25 a year ago.
  • Man 'masturbates' on bus; student files FIR

    Man 'masturbates' on bus; student files FIR

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    An elderly man sat next to her and leaned against her, the woman moved in her seat to avoid contact with him but he leaned against her again. As per the FIR, the incident occurred on February 7 on the route between Vasant Village in South Delhi and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gate.
  • 38-Year-Old Teacher Dies After Deciding to Forego Expensive Flu Medication

    38-Year-Old Teacher Dies After Deciding to Forego Expensive Flu Medication

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    She was admitted into the Intensive Care Unit and put on dialysis, but she could not be saved. "I have to be strong for the kids but it's still surreal, it hasn't all set in", her husband added. "It happened so quick". Heather's own two children, 7 and 10, attend Ikard, as well. And it surpasses every winter flu season since 2003, when the government changed the way it measures flu.
  • Bajrang Dal protests against V Day in Hyderabad

    Bajrang Dal protests against V Day in Hyderabad

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    In videos recorded by passers-by, several people carrying saffron flags and wielding sticks could be seen threatening couples, the agency said. Later, the couples were detained by the police. Later in the day, Karnataka Rakshana Vedike organised a marriage function of two sheep in Bengaluru as a mark of support to Valentine's Day. "We should not object to the celebration cause love does not have any community or caste", its leader Vatal Nagaraj said.
  • Hawaii Wants To Regulate Sales Of In-game Loot Boxes

    Hawaii Wants To Regulate Sales Of In-game Loot Boxes

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    It goes on to say that things like loot boxes-which are popular and prevalent in games today-are similar to slot machines because they let users pay money for a chance at winning something. It states that video game publishers have recently begun to use "predatory mechanisms" in their games that are "designed to exploit human psychology to compel players to keep spending money in the same way casino games are designed".
  • Queen Elizabeth credited with push to cut plastic waste

    Queen Elizabeth credited with push to cut plastic waste

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    Britain's environmental secretary, for example, told reporters that he was "haunted" by the program and that his department is considering initiatives such as a national bottle-return system, an increase in drinking-water fountains and a new push for people to use reusable coffee cups.
  • Turkish PM Yıldırım to meet German Chancellor Merkel

    Turkish PM Yıldırım to meet German Chancellor Merkel

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    But Merkel also announced that she would confirm the names of new CDU ministers before a party summit on 26 February, and hinted that the provisional distribution of portfolios could be revised to pave a career path for her eventual successor.
  • Galentine's Day: Friends celebrating friends

    Galentine's Day: Friends celebrating friends

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    Friendships are important; science even claims they are good for our health . On Instagram , the hashtag #galentinesday has approximately 230,000 tagged posts that variate between Galentine's Day gifts, Galentine's Day inspiration posts and actual women celebrating the fictional celebration.
  • Turkey, Greece to use dialogue to calm Aegean tensions

    Turkey, Greece to use dialogue to calm Aegean tensions

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    Greece's foreign ministry on Monday condemned Turkey's violation of Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) after Turkish warships harassed an Italian-interest rig digging for hydrocarbon in the Eastern Aegean , according to greekreporter.
  • LINE UP :: Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon

    LINE UP :: Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon

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    Reading & Leeds Festival will take place from 24-26 August at Richfield Avenue in Reading and Bramham Park in Leeds. 2018 can arguably be seen as the most diverse line-up ever, with artists like Post Malone headlining alongside Fall Out Boy .
  • White House Says Trump Supports Abuse Victims

    White House Says Trump Supports Abuse Victims

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    The former aide to President George W. Bush questioned on Friday why women like communications director Hope Hicks and other women in the White House don't walk out in protest due to Trump's behavior toward women during an MSNBC segment.
  • Rent prices still on the rise in Kilkenny and Carlow

    Rent prices still on the rise in Kilkenny and Carlow

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    In Offaly, rents were on average 11.4% higher in the final three months of 2017 than a year previously. According to the Daft.ie rental report for the fourth quarter of 2017, asking prices for rented properties rose by 2.4 per cent to an average nationwide rent of €1,227.
  • Saakashvili may be expelled to Poland

    Saakashvili may be expelled to Poland

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    Supporters of Saakashvili posted videos of what they said was his detention in Kiev, showing men dressed in camouflage storming a restaurant. Saakashvili was granted Ukrainian citizenship in 2015 by President Petro Poroshenko , who made him governor of Ukraine's Odessa region.
  • Dutch foreign minister quits after lying about Putin meeting

    Dutch foreign minister quits after lying about Putin meeting

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    Zijlastre told reporters he had never been at the meeting with Putin and had learned of the comments secondhand. Several media reports stated that in 2016 Zijlstra alleged Putin had expressed ambitions to create a " Greater Russia ". On February 14, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra will discuss the state of bilateral relations that have been hard during the past years, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.
  • Uttar Pradesh: Bus torched in Allahabad to protest against law student's murder

    Uttar Pradesh: Bus torched in Allahabad to protest against law student's murder

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    The main accused, Munna Chauhan, was arrested after being identified from the CCTV footage obtained from the restaurant. Soon after, they assaulted Dileep with sticks and batons, leaving him grievously injured. We followed them to the restaurant to confront them which is when they started beating us. While Dilip's friends managed to escape, he was lynched. They are later seen hoisting the boy's lifeless body on a bike and taking him to the hospital.
  • MLB, NBA concerned about W.Va. sports betting bills

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    The amendment by Del. David Toscano, D-Charlottesville, would prohibit utility companies from charging ratepayers twice for expensive projects to upgrade the grid and invest in renewable energy. The bill would kick some money back to customers and Dominion says it would build up the power grid. Senior Reporter Dave Mistich recaps debate from the House over SB 267 - the pay raise bill for teachers and others.
  • United Bank of India's Q3 loss widens to Rs 638 crore

    United Bank of India's Q3 loss widens to Rs 638 crore

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    ICICI Bank's net profit stood at Rs 1,650 crore for the quarter, even after a 32% drop, and Axis Bank reported a net of Rs 726 crore. Besides SBI, Punjab National Bank had a write-off of Rs 9,205 crore in 2016-17, followed by Bank of India (Rs 7,346 crore), Canara Bank (Rs 5,545 crore) and Bank of Baroda (Rs 4,348 crore).
  • OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors

    OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors

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    The company plans to send a letter to doctors Monday notifying them that salespeople will no longer come to their offices to talk about the company's pain products, according to Bloomberg , which first reported the end to the promoting. District Judge Dan Polster is hoping for a quick. In 2010 Purdue reformulated OxyContin to make it harder to crush and stopped selling the original form of the drug.
  • An unexploded WWII-era bomb shut down London's airport

    An unexploded WWII-era bomb shut down London's airport

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    The airport was closed around 10 pm on Sunday and is not expected to reopen until Tuesday. "We will then attach high-grade military explosives before carrying out a controlled explosion", he added. He also thanked local residents, who had to be evacuated, passengers, who had their travel plans disrupted, and commuters hit by the closure of the Docklands Light Railway, for their understanding.
  • Fired police officer who refused to shoot armed black man wins damages

    Fired police officer who refused to shoot armed black man wins damages

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    The lawsuit battled Mader was sacked particularly for the Williams occurrence. "Just shoot me." Two other officers later arrived, and Williams raised his gun and was shot in the head by another cop. "No police officer should ever lose their job - or have their name dragged through the mud - for choosing to talk to, rather than shoot, a fellow citizen", he said.
  • DC Authorities Respond After White Powder Sent to Obama's DC Offices

    DC Authorities Respond After White Powder Sent to Obama's DC Offices

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    Washington, D.C. authorities quickly reacted Tuesday after a white substance was discovered in mail sent to the offices of former President Barack Obama . Edward Smith , of DC fire service, said the suspect letter contained baby powder and was sent to WWF from Hong Kong, China. Donald Trump Jr later tweeted: "Thankful that Vanessa and my children are safe and unharmed after the incredibly scary situation that occurred this morning".
  • Ford, Mazda Expand 'Do Not Drive' Takata Recall

    Ford, Mazda Expand 'Do Not Drive' Takata Recall

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    The expansion was ordered following additional safety testing, and now covers a broader time frame of production. The action is essentially an extension of a smaller recall Ford issued last month. The total number of vehicles included in this recall now is 36,330. This expanded recall involves approximately 33,428 additional Rangers in North America with 30,603 in the U.S.
  • Killed in Small Plane Crash in Southern California, Say Offiicals

    Killed in Small Plane Crash in Southern California, Say Offiicals

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    Sunday, according to its Twitter feed. Authorities say the five-seater plane was flying back to the Van Nuys airport from Henderson, Nev. "He's been in love with flying his whole life", his son said, adding that his father got his pilot's license before he could even drive.
  • Asma Jahangir laid to rest at her farmhouse

    Asma Jahangir laid to rest at her farmhouse

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    The funeral prayers for leading human rights lawyer Asma Jahangir were offered at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium on Tuesday. "She would always boost my confidence and her support was the reason why young women lawyers got equal opportunities as their male counterparts", she told Daily Times with teary eyes.
  • Human Rights Legend Asma Jahangir Dies At 66

    Human Rights Legend Asma Jahangir Dies At 66

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    News of the death of Asma Jahangir today is echoing within her native Pakistan and across the world. He said such bold and fearless woman born rarely in centuries. He said she always raised voices against injustices meted out with Nawab Akbar Bugti. Despite threats and pressure from opposition, Jahangir always stood for what she believed in.
  • Isaiah Thomas on joining Lakers: "I got my joy back"

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    Clarkson is a 6 foot 5 guard who averaged 14.5 points for the Lakers. For his part, Thomas sounds accepting of his new role despite publicly being on record that he did not want to be a sixth man. "Thank you to the Cleveland Cavaliers organization for granting me the opportunity to rock the wine and gold this season". "And I am quite aware of that".
  • Larry Nassar sent to Arizona prison for federal sentence

    Larry Nassar sent to Arizona prison for federal sentence

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    Prosecuting Attorney Douglas Lloyd said he took that into account, along with a request from Nassar and his attorneys that Margraves not be punished. Nassar, former U.S. The father asked if he could get "one minute alone with the [expletive]", after he was tackled by deputies. "All three advised the Sheriff's Department that they did not want charges issued", he said.
  • Navy warship to sail through disputed sea

    Navy warship to sail through disputed sea

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    At the same time, Williamson didn't specify whether the frigate would sail near the China-controlled islands, a move usually practiced by the USA that comes under criticism from Beijing . Navy would remain the "primary FONOP player", the Chinese reaction highlighted its fears that the South China Sea dispute could once again return to prominence in capitals across the globe.
  • Trump pushes immigration deal, says 'last chance' to pass

    Trump pushes immigration deal, says 'last chance' to pass

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    At its base is still a resolution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has protected young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. Curtright believes there's two sticking points that could be hard to reach an agreement. The highly unusual debate, expected to unfold throughout the week, will test whether a series of legislative concepts and proposals championed by President Donald Trump can garner 60 votes, the threshold for a measure to pass the Senate, the ...
  • Republican candidate banned from Twitter over racist Meghan Markle post

    Republican candidate banned from Twitter over racist Meghan Markle post

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    The Twitter account of the man challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan in the Republican primary has been suspended, possibly over charges of anti-Semitism. Vos said people are welcome to have differing views on public policy, but argued some of the positions taken by Nehlen and statements he's made are "way outside the bounds of norms in our society".