• Lebanon tells U.S. committed to calm at southern border

    Lebanon tells U.S. committed to calm at southern border

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    Tillerson is due to meet Lebanon's political leadership Thursday as part of a tour of the Middle East. From 2006 until assuming his role in U.S. President Donald Trump's administration in 2016, Tillerson was ExxonMobil's chairman and CEO.
  • Infantino and Putin Meet at Kremlin

    Infantino and Putin Meet at Kremlin

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    Putin, 64, has scrapped two public engagements - a "meeting on microelectronics" today and "the Mentor forum" on Wednesday, the Kremlin said in a statement. president outraged the Palestinians and their allies by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Putin is now in the middle of his campaign for re-election when Russian Federation goes to the polls next month, on March 18.
  • Turkey urges Greece to decrease tension in Aegean Sea

    Turkey urges Greece to decrease tension in Aegean Sea

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    According to Greek news agency AMNA, a Turkish patrol boat rammed into a Greek Coast Guard patrol boat near the Kardak islets in the southeastern Aegean on Monday. In 1996, the tiny, uninhabited islands of Imia - or Kardak, as they are known in Turkey - brought Greece and Turkey to the brink of war and tensions have remained high ever since.
  • Zimbawe's opposition mourns Tsvangirai death, African leaders condole

    Zimbawe's opposition mourns Tsvangirai death, African leaders condole

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    Tsvangirai by no means had an easy political career, as his main aim was to beat former Zimbabwe and Zanu PF president Robert Mugabe , to end his tyrannical reign over the region. Mugabe was forced to resign previous year following a military coup led by his Zanu-PF party. He accused Mugabe of rigging the election and challenged him in the courts.
  • Record number of Afghan civilian casualties due to attacks in 2017

    Record number of Afghan civilian casualties due to attacks in 2017

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    More than 10,000 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in violence previous year, the United Nations said on Thursday, with militant bombings the main cause while air strikes by USA and government forces inflicted a rising toll. "Afghan civilians have been killed going about their daily lives - travelling on a bus, praying in a mosque, simply walking past a building that was targeted", Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, was quoted as saying in the ...
  • Trump in-law hospitalized after opening powder-filled letter

    Trump in-law hospitalized after opening powder-filled letter

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    The letter was addressed to Donald Trump Jr . but sent to a Sutton Place home, which he owns, but in which his mother-in-law lives, according to CBS New York . In 2001, several envelopes mailed to newsrooms contained anthrax, and five people died after being exposed. The investigation into the letter Monday was being led by the New York Joint Terrorism Task Force - not because investigators believed it was an act of terrorism, but because the task force tends to take the lead on white ...
  • Oxfam scandal: MSF fired 19 staff members over sexual misconduct in 2017

    Oxfam scandal: MSF fired 19 staff members over sexual misconduct in 2017

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    MSF- doctors without borders in English- have released figures about sexual harassment complaints to show transparency in the wake of the Oxfam scandal. "They did not inform donors, their regulator or prosecuting authorities", Mordaunt said. On Monday the deputy head of Oxfam resigned over what she said was the charity's failure to respond adequately to the allegations of sexual misconduct by some of its staff in Chad as well as in Haiti.
  • Pakistan bans Hafiz Saeed's charities

    Pakistan bans Hafiz Saeed's charities

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    Pakistan feared that it might be put on the watchdog's global money-laundering and terror-financing "grey list" of FATF following some possible sanctions where it could face a major irritant in its dealing with the worldwide financial sector.
  • Trump proposes to phase out food stamps

    Trump proposes to phase out food stamps

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    The proposal would affect those who now receive at least $90 a month in food stamps, which is roughly 81% of recipients of 16 million households. According to CNBC , the plan would make the government in charge of what foods low-income families eat under the program , which would be similar to the Blue Apron delivery service.
  • PM Modi lauds Pema Khandu for developing Arunachal

    PM Modi lauds Pema Khandu for developing Arunachal

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    He inaugurated a convention centre in the Arunachal Pradesh state capital of Itanagar and said the state authorities had prepared an excellent road map for development until 2027. He also underlined the importance of working together. He further stated that BJP will offer the ministry with young people in Tripura, which will be the record in the country and alleged, "Manik Sarkar won awards for digging ponds under MGNREGA in the land more than the state's total landmass".
  • Pak will pay for this misadventure: Nirmala Sitharaman on J&K attacks

    Pak will pay for this misadventure: Nirmala Sitharaman on J&K attacks

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    Indian officials have said the heavily armed attackers involved in Saturday's attack were members of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant group. Taking to Twitter, she said that talks were necessary to end the bloodshed. Sitharaman said Pakistan has been violating ceasefire to help infiltrators.
  • England learnt lessons from Georgia - Jones

    England learnt lessons from Georgia - Jones

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    No detailed prognosis is yet available as to how long Simmonds will be out while the Bath wing Anthony Watson will be assessed this week after limping off early in the second half of England's 12-6 win at Twickenham . It's happened. It is disappointing that happens in professional sport, but we focus on the next two weeks and getting ourselves ready for Ireland . So it's been nice to have a look at those two boys and they'll be options to look at in the June series to take them on tour, ...
  • Foreign Office Minister condemns Russian Federation for NotPetya attacks

    Foreign Office Minister condemns Russian Federation for NotPetya attacks

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    The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) today revealed it came to the same conclusion, noting that the malware was only masquerading as ransomware and its main goal was to disrupt. and Five-Eye partners blamed the WannaCry ransomware attack on North Korea . Foreign Office minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon sadi the move was the UK's way of showing it will "not tolerate malicious cyber activity" .
  • Likud stronger after police recommendations

    Likud stronger after police recommendations

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    An ashen-faced Netanyahu said in a televised address: "I will continue to lead the state of Israel responsibly and loyally as long as you, the citizens of Israel, choose me to lead you". Netanyahu's lawyers said the presents were simply tokens of friendship. Though he is not legally compelled to resign, several opposition figures called on Mr Netanyahu to do so to avoid corrupting the office further.
  • Why Weren't F-35s Used in Israel's Raids in Syria?

    Why Weren't F-35s Used in Israel's Raids in Syria?

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    Noting that last week pro-regime forces attacked Kurdish fighters and recently bombed civilian neighborhoods, Haley faulted the Assad regime and its supporters Iran and Hezbollah for "helping direct those atrocities". According to IDF Spokesman Brig. "By failing to anticipate the threat from saturation attacks by Syrian-based air defenses - however antiquated those SA-5 and SA-17 missiles, might have been - Israel suffered not only the loss of its first fighter to enemy fire in 36 ...
  • Feds overhauling relationship with Indigenous peoples

    Feds overhauling relationship with Indigenous peoples

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    During his speech, Mr. Trudeau said that his father, former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, initially did not want to include Indigenous rights when Canada created its current Constitution in 1982. The exact make-up of this framework has yet to be determined. The consultations will be led by Jody Wilson-Raybould, the justice minister, and Carolyn Bennett, the Indigenous relations minister, with the aim of putting changes in place by fall 2019.
  • Rippon Responds on Social Media to Haters Hoping He'll Fail

    Rippon Responds on Social Media to Haters Hoping He'll Fail

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    When Adam Rippon was faced with tweets from his haters on Tuesday (Feb. 13), he made a decision to defend himself in the one surefire way that he knew how - channeling the energy of drag queens. "So I remember that and that's how I stay focused". In a "I don't know her" moment that would make Mariah Carey proud, Rippon brushed away the ongoing drama with Vice President Mike Pence, saying , "I don't want my Olympic experience to be about Mike Pence".
  • ANC to support EFF motion to remove Zuma

    ANC to support EFF motion to remove Zuma

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    Malema said it was for this reason that the EFF would call for the dissolution of Parliament. Mthembu said the substance of the EFF motion which "will result in the president going, that will still remain". In all these sins and shenanigans‚ the ANC was the shield that protected Jacob Zuma from being held accountable. Ramaphosa extended an olive branch to opposition parties in his maiden address to members of parliament as head of state on Thursday.
  • Egypt to probe ex-army chief and aide over secret files

    Egypt to probe ex-army chief and aide over secret files

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    The lawyer told media that military prosecutors have made a decision to remand Geneina in custody for 15 days pending the completion of an investigation. His wife, Wafaa Kedieh, said that he was taken to the military prosecution. Mr Genena's sister, Enas, told The Telegraph that dozens of police had come to his home in New Cairo at around noon on Tuesday.
  • The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is the Only Show that Matters

    The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is the Only Show that Matters

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    The Westminster Dog Show will be broadcast on three channels with the morning coverage on Fox with supplemental coverage on Nat Geo Wild and evening coverage on FS1. For 2016, the Best in Show victor was C.J., a German short-haired pointer, whose handler was Valerie Nunes-Atkinson. Over it. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is the only event that matters.
  • Long Term Technical picture - The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

    Long Term Technical picture - The Walt Disney Company (DIS)

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    It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500. Northrock Partners Llc increased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 58.19% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The rating was downgraded by Wellington Shields to "Hold" on Thursday, February 4. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Thursday, October 5 report.
  • Day zero pushed back to Cape Town's rainy season

    Day zero pushed back to Cape Town's rainy season

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    The City of Cape Town on Tuesday announced that Day Zero, when the city's taps run dry, has been pushed back to June 4 from May 11. But thanks to water saving measures, that date has been pushed to June 4. Police are already guarding Cape Town's Newlands Spring. To meet the challenge, residents have been storing water in jugs and collecting free water from local breweries.
  • Whoopi Says Gays Meeting With Pence Is Like Jews Meeting Nazis

    Whoopi Says Gays Meeting With Pence Is Like Jews Meeting Nazis

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    He added: "If it were before my event, I would absolutely not go out of my way to meet somebody who I felt has gone out of their way to not only show that they aren't a friend of a gay person but that they think that they're sick". "I looked around and saw my competitors, they're all doing these quads, and at the same time they're a head shorter than me, they're 10 years younger than me and they're the size of one of my legs", Rippon told the Times.
  • Barnaby Joyce leadership safe as MPs deny rumours of a challenge

    Barnaby Joyce leadership safe as MPs deny rumours of a challenge

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    Former senator Jacqui Lambie on her first day in Parliament in 2014. The apology did little to defuse the pressure on his position, with Labor targeting the Government in question time about whether Mr Joyce breached the ministerial code of conduct by organising employment for Ms Campion in the office of Nationals MPs.
  • General Motors closes one of its South Korean factories

    General Motors closes one of its South Korean factories

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    It has shut down its manufacturing operations in Australia, abandoned its retail network in India, walked out of the Russian and South African markets, and sold off its European Opel/Vauxhall subsidiary to France's PSA. Most of the financial writedowns would be recorded by the end of the second quarter. South Korean officials will hold talks with GM about ways to keep the carmaker's operations open, the finance ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
  • Florida school shooting: First victim of massacre named as Chris Hixon

    Florida school shooting: First victim of massacre named as Chris Hixon

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    Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said there "was a time" when the shooting suspect attended Stoneman Douglas High School - but he was not enrolled at the time of the shooting. Since the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT in 2012, more than 100 federal gun control bills have failed to become law. The Russian Embassy in the United States expressed shock on Wednesday at the news of a shooting at a high school in Florida that killed 17 people , and said it ...
  • Breaking tradition: Meghan Markle sparkles in a pantsuit

    Breaking tradition: Meghan Markle sparkles in a pantsuit

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    Prince Harry and Meghan met in the summer of 2016 after being set up on a blind date by a mutual friend, thought to be fashion designer Misha Nonoo. Nonetheless, prior to her happy days with fiancé Prince Harry , Meghan was a BIG advocate for self-love - ESPECIALLY on February 14.
  • Kelly's handling of ex-Trump aide scrutinized after FBI account

    Kelly's handling of ex-Trump aide scrutinized after FBI account

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    Two of Porter's former wives came forward with their stories-as well as evidence-that Porter had physically and emotionally abused them and that as a result Porter was not to be trusted. Kelly later told White House staffers that he personally fired Porter after learning that the abuse claims against him were "credible", according to the Washington Post .
  • Graft cases: Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar appear before NAB court

    Graft cases: Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar appear before NAB court

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    Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar Thursday directed counsel of ousted prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to pay more attention to trial of NAB corruption references. Ms Maryam and Mr Safdar are accused only in Avenfield properties case. The former prime minister and his family members, including Hasan and Hussain Nawaz have been nominated in three references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) regarding Al-Azizia Steel Mills, Flagship Investment and Avenfield.
  • Multiple fatalities confirmed following shooting at a high school in Florida

    Multiple fatalities confirmed following shooting at a high school in Florida

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    Students at the school were being evacuated to West Glades Middle School Wednesday afternoon. Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie said there were "numerous" fatalities but did not confirm the number. He said the school district had no warning of a potential shooter and that there was no evidence of more than one shooter. The school will be closed for the rest of the week, Broward County Public Schools announced Wednesday night.
  • KP Sharma Oli becomes Nepal PM for second time

    KP Sharma Oli becomes Nepal PM for second time

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    The veteran Nepalese politician became Nepal's prime minister for the fourth time in May a year ago after the main opposition party made a decision to end the obstruction of parliament. An alliance of two major communist parties is expected to take over power when the new parliament is seated. It had also secured an overwhelming majority in the upper house of Parliament with 39 seats, paving the way for the leftist alliance to form the country's next government.
  • United States inflation spikes, so why didn't Wall Street panic?

    United States inflation spikes, so why didn't Wall Street panic?

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    Consumer prices excluding food and energy climbed 0.3% in January and 1.8% from a year ago. Over rising price pressure, this might soothe nerves, and result in higher expectations of interest rates and a less-bullish U.S. The yield on the United States Treasury's 10-year note rose sharply on the inflation report, touching 2.88 percent before declining somewhat. "Given the data it seems unlikely the Fed will shy away from a rate hike in March".
  • Virginia at Miami Hurricanes

    Virginia at Miami Hurricanes

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    Grayson Allen's resurgence needs to continue, not only for Duke to win tonight, but to be considered as a national title contender. Hunter's 15 second-half points were more than any other Virginia player scored all night. No. 18 Tennessee 70, SC 67: Grant Williams scored 22 points and made a big basket in the closing seconds as the Volunteers (19-6, 9-4 SEC) edged SC 70-67 to hand the Gamecocks their sixth consecutive loss.
  • Warren addresses 'Pocahontas' jabs at Native American conference

    Warren addresses 'Pocahontas' jabs at Native American conference

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    Warren vowed to fight for infrastructure improvements and investments in tribal lands and to battle "discrimination and neglect" against the Native American community, decrying a US government that "robbed you of your land, suppressed your languages, put your children in boarding schools and gave your babies away for adoption".
  • Inflation rate remains steady at 3%

    Inflation rate remains steady at 3%

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    On Tuesday, the British pound rallied after reports of the inflation rate in Britain remaining close to a six-year high last month strengthening the investor hopes that the Bank of England would increase interest rates once again this coming May.
  • India's banks rattled by $1.8 billion fraud

    India's banks rattled by $1.8 billion fraud

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    The country's central bank, the Reserve Bank of India, declined to comment. Some of the banks say PNB is liable to pay since it issued the LoUs, although PNB, in a February 12 "caution notice" addressed to chief executives of 30 banks, including two foreign banks, said the other banks also have a share in the blame as they "overlooked" certain Indian central bank rules.
  • Road to Brexit: Boris insists Brexit a cause for 'hope not fear'

    Road to Brexit: Boris insists Brexit a cause for 'hope not fear'

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    Boris Johnson has refused to rule out resigning as Foreign Secretary if the Government agrees to remain aligned to European Union rules and regulations after Brexit . Leaving the European Union is "grounds for hope, not fear", he said, adding that Brexit is going about going global. He argued: "It's not about shutting ourselves off; it's about going global".
  • COAS arrives in Kabul to attend Chief of Defence Conference

    COAS arrives in Kabul to attend Chief of Defence Conference

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    Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Kabul on Tuesday to attend the Chief of Defence (CHOD) Conference, reported Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). Bajwa said collaborative approach and persistence is the answer to all challenges, for which Pakistan is ready to play its part. Of late, a high-level Afghan delegation visited Pakistan and held the second round of talks on Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS).