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After a month of surveillance, around 90 money changers were arrested in 10 minutes in the streets of Tehran, police chief General Hossein Rahimi told Fars News Agency on Wednesday. Iran's central bank governor, Valiollah Seif, recently blamed speculation by currency traders for driving down the currency. They fear they would violate US sanctions that remain in force, despite Iran´s 2015 agreement with six world powers to curb its nuclear-power programme.
  • Airbus' improved earnings clouded by plane troubles

    Airbus' improved earnings clouded by plane troubles

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    The group said its annual revenues stood at 66.8 billion euros, with higher aircraft deliveries offset by a reduction in revenues of about 2 billion euros from the perimeter changes. The $16bn (£11.5bn) deal amounted to a reprieve for the A380 after Airbus threatened to stop making the jet unless it could strike a deal with Emirates.
  • Kuwait condemns Philippines' worker ban

    Kuwait condemns Philippines' worker ban

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    Workers on vacation in the country, rehired workers, and passing seafarers are exempted from the deployment ban to Kuwait , the government said on Wednesday. Kuwait's Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah al Khalid Al Sabah. The Philippine agency responsible for the welfare of overseas workers has also been criticized for giving up on the search for Demafelis after it determined the Kuwaiti agency that secured employment for her had been shuttered for "recruitment infractions" in the ...
  • IG Reviewing FCC Changes That Benefited Sinclair-Tribune Merger

    IG Reviewing FCC Changes That Benefited Sinclair-Tribune Merger

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    Several other actions by Pai have also raised suspicions that he is acting to "improperly benefit" Sinclair. By year's-end, the Times wrote , Pai and his aides were under investigation for promoting the relaxing of regulations that seemed timed to benefit Sinclair.
  • Long Island weather: Warmer temps to continue Thursday

    Long Island weather: Warmer temps to continue Thursday

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    The mountains will receive a healthy dose of snow this weekend, and some lowland accumulation is possible, according to the National Weather Service . Saturday's forecast calls for sunny skies with a high of 53 and an overnight low of 25. Winds may gust as high as 21 miles per hour. That's why forecasters are uncertain whether New Jersey will end up with snow, rain or mixed precipitation.
  • Congress resists Trump plan to slash spending on diplomacy

    Congress resists Trump plan to slash spending on diplomacy

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    A whopping 84 Democrats seeking to oust Republican incumbents in 54 districts began this year with bankrolls of at least $200,000, according to a Bloomberg Government analysis of Federal Election Commission filings. That's according to some conservatives who are grappling with a Republican-backed spending binge that threatens to generate trillion-dollar deficits for years to come while staining a cherished pillar of the modern-day Republican Party.
  • Zuma steps down as President of South Africa

    Zuma steps down as President of South Africa

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    While the Guptas and Mr Zuma consistently denied the claims, the stories of what is known as "state capture" kept coming. Shortly before the massacre, the worst police killing since the end of apartheid, Ramaphosa had called for a crackdown on the strikers, whom he accused of "dastardly criminal" behavior.
  • North Korea heads for diplomacy gold medal at Olympics

    North Korea heads for diplomacy gold medal at Olympics

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    Pressure from the United States has been mounting on Malaysia and other Southeast Asian countries to cut trade and diplomatic ties with Pyongyang, as U.S. Thompson said the overall coverage of this year's Winter Olympics in South Korea and, by extension, the political climate in that area of the world, has been "brilliant, actually".
  • White House aide quits after failing security clearance

    White House aide quits after failing security clearance

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    Porter, 40, had been considered one of the shining lights on the White House staff. Chairman Trey Gowdy of SC sent letters to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and FBI Director Christopher Wray, demanding answers about who in the White House knew of the accusations by the two ex-wives.
  • Trump breaks silence, says 'totally opposed to domestic violence'

    Trump breaks silence, says 'totally opposed to domestic violence'

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    They insisted that the details of the allegations were news to them, then faced news reports that Porter himself - and an ex-girlfriend - had told White House officials about the domestic dispute allegations. "I relied upon my staff to do this , and in retrospect, I wish that I had asked more questions", he said . In the Trump White House, this juxtaposition of "shocking" and "normal" somehow doesn't feel like an oxymoron.
  • Name of first victim of Parkland shooting learned

    Name of first victim of Parkland shooting learned

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    Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said Cruz was a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, which is a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. That family agreed and Cruz moved in around Thanksgiving. "Mr. Beigel was my hero and he still will forever be my hero", she said. The family is devastated and shocked, lawyer Lewis said.
  • Terrifying footage from inside Florida school shooting

    Terrifying footage from inside Florida school shooting

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    The assailant, Nikolas Cruz , 19, was charged with 17 counts of murder on Thursday. An attorney representing the family who had taken in Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz says they're shocked by what happened and had no idea he was planning anything.
  • Porter knew in September his White House security clearance was on hold

    Porter knew in September his White House security clearance was on hold

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    Wray is declining to elaborate on what information was passed on to the White House. Gowdy told Wray in his letter that the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief's comments "may contradict" those made by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who said the White House only learned of the claims against Porter when they were reported in the media on February 6.
  • GOP Predicts Redistricting Issue Will End in Federal Court

    GOP Predicts Redistricting Issue Will End in Federal Court

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    Legislative Republicans responded to the governor's rejection saying they couldn't produce another map before Thursday's deadline unless Wolf produces his own map or gives them specifics. House Majority Whip Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) argued Wednesday afternoon that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has taken extra-constitutional steps of assigning itself the power to draw or select a constitutional map, and by not accounting for the constitutionally provided amount of legislative time for the ...
  • Kenya: Miguna Miguna Deportation Illegal - High Court

    Kenya: Miguna Miguna Deportation Illegal - High Court

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    He said the circumstances under which the police surrendered Miguna to immigration officials for deportation were a clear demonstration of collusion to defeat the ends of justice. The good judge should order the same in court by COB...! Through lawyer Kioko Kilukumi, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet and Director General of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti filed the application at the Court of Appeal.
  • Kim competes for halfpipe gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics

    Kim competes for halfpipe gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics

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    After snowboarder Red Gerard brought home gold for Team USA in slopestyle, one event on the slopes to keep an eye on in Pyeongchang is women's snowboarding on Monday. She was also the World Cup champion at each of those distances in 2016 and 17, and she won her most recent World Cup race at 1,000 meters this year.
  • Bannon Met Mueller 'Multiple Times Over Past Week'

    Bannon Met Mueller 'Multiple Times Over Past Week'

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    The President's former chief strategist answered "no" to all of them, they said. Schiff, however, demanded that the committee move to hold Bannon in contempt as soon as possible. But Conaway wouldn't say what questions Bannon may answer - and he declined to say if he'd agree to hold Bannon in contempt if he refused to answer questions.
  • Suspect In Deadly Florida High School Mass Shooting Identified

    Suspect In Deadly Florida High School Mass Shooting Identified

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    Kyle Yeoward, 16, told Reuters he was in the bathroom on the second floor of the building where most of the shooting took place, when he heard two shots. Last fall, someone tipped off the Federal Bureau of Investigation after a YouTube user with the name " Nikolas Cruz " posted a comment, "I'm going to be a professional school shooter" on a video, BuzzFeed News reported .
  • USA plan for Mideast peace 'fairly well-advanced': Tillerson

    USA plan for Mideast peace 'fairly well-advanced': Tillerson

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    Reaffirming the strength of ties, Safadi said: "The US is a true friend and solid partner to Jordan". Jordan has been allocated $6.4 billion worth of USA aid, despite President Donald Trump threatening to cut funds to countries that opposed his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, according to Ynet News .
  • United Kingdom ex-football coach guilty on 43 charges of child sex abuse

    United Kingdom ex-football coach guilty on 43 charges of child sex abuse

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    Bennell was arrested during a football trip to Florida in 1994 and subsequently convicted of sexual abuse offenses in the United States in 1994. The jury at Liverpool Crown Court had already convicted him of 27 charges of indecent assault earlier this week, along with seven serious sexual assaults and two attempted serious sexual assaults.
  • Winter Olympics 2018: History for Svindal, Hernandez celebrates rare Spain medal

    Winter Olympics 2018: History for Svindal, Hernandez celebrates rare Spain medal

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    A fifth straight Norwegian win in men's Olympic super-G looks probable. Switzerland's Beat Feuz, the World Cup leader, took bronze , .18 behind for his first Olympic medal. His creaking, much-reconstructed knee was up to the task and he powered through the bottom half of the course in his trademark style to knock Feuz off the top of the timesheets.
  • Girls Drinking Beer Remark: Parrikar Says Media Twisted His Statement

    Girls Drinking Beer Remark: Parrikar Says Media Twisted His Statement

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    However, he added that politicians need to be careful while making remarks. "Sometimes, if a report is filed by a journalist who was not present at the event, there is a possibility of dilution or modification of the statement". "Are they responsible? Are they conscious?" He said, "I can worry even about you people". They are not bothered about Goa. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had earlier called the Goa CM in protest of Sardesai's words.
  • 17 murdered in Florida school shooting by expelled student

    17 murdered in Florida school shooting by expelled student

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    Yeoward said most of the shooting occurred in the building for the school's freshman class. Follow MassLive.com for coverage of the president's remarks. CNN reported that the gunman tried to disguise himself by blending in with students who were running away from the school but was spotted and taken into custody, quoting law enforcement sources.
  • More civilians killed in 2017

    More civilians killed in 2017

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    Last month, about 100 people were killed in a suicide bombing in Kabul . In response, the Trump administration has also tightened its screws against Taliban militants and has stepped up its military offensive since August 2017. The Taliban said it was not too late for the American people to realise the Taliban can solve problems with every side "through healthy politics and dialogue", adding the chances for dialogue were "not exhausted".
  • Mass protests force Ethiopia's PM to resign

    Mass protests force Ethiopia's PM to resign

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    The unrest began as opposition to an urban development plan for the capital Addis Ababa , but morphed into public demonstrations against political restrictions, land grabbing and human rights abuses. The Oromos, Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, have been marginalized for decades. It was not immediately clear whether lawmakers had accepted the resignation.
  • Tom Cotton Says Dems Own Any DACA Deal Failure

    Tom Cotton Says Dems Own Any DACA Deal Failure

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    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican , said the leadership team is checking support levels for a hard-line immigration measure proposed by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican, and Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican.
  • Royal Navy detonates 500 pound WWII bomb found at London City Airport

    Royal Navy detonates 500 pound WWII bomb found at London City Airport

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    Since 2010, the organization reported the discovery of 450 artifacts launched by Germany on British territory during the war. The unexploded Nazi bomb that closed London City Airport for more than 24 hours this week after being found during construction work was detonated by the Royal Navy after being towed out to sea.
  • Gun found in backpack of Talladega High School student

    Gun found in backpack of Talladega High School student

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    The SRO approached the student after receiving information about the possible gun, and the student then fled into another part of the school. The understudy's rucksack was looked, and a firearm was found. Police said the incident is proof that "see something, say something" works. A media staging area was set up during the lockdown. Another student on a school bus reportedly saw the child with what appeared to be a gun, said Lorena Hitchcock, a spokeswoman for the school district.
  • Home Health Spending Projected to Outpace All Other Types of Care

    Home Health Spending Projected to Outpace All Other Types of Care

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    The growth in USA health-care prices is projected to outpace economy-wide inflation for the first time since 2010, the second report in a week to signal the end of a long stretch of restrained medical increases. From 2014 to 2016, Medicaid grew at an 8.3% rate due to expansions through the Affordable Care Act. CMS also projects that the repeal of the individual mandate will play a role in lowering spending for private insurance.
  • Five Die as Stolen Car and Oil Truck Crash on Long Island

    Five Die as Stolen Car and Oil Truck Crash on Long Island

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    Four people in another auto were killed when their vehicle burst into flames. Lonidell Skinner, 19, of Bellport, died, after being thrown from the stolen vehicle, police said and his distraught mother later arrived at the scene of the crash.
  • Man Warned FBI About Florida School Shooter 5 Months Ago

    Man Warned FBI About Florida School Shooter 5 Months Ago

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    The FBI was alerted to an alarming comment on YouTube from a user named Nikolas Cruz , who posted months ago that he planned to become a " professional school shooter ", according to a MS man. Bennight said he also flagged the comment to YouTube, which removed the comment from the video. Bennight told Buzzfeed that the agents asked him if he knew Cruz, but he did not.
  • 14 people hurt in 'catastrophic' school shooting

    14 people hurt in 'catastrophic' school shooting

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    There may be, but shouldn't we at least know the facts? In a tweet , Trump sent his "prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the bad Florida shooting". A group of police officers stand guard in front of the side entrance of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School . A 15-year-old gunman in January killed two students at a Benton, Kentucky, high school.
  • Is Peter Thiel quitting Facebook's board and moving to LA?

    Is Peter Thiel quitting Facebook's board and moving to LA?

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    Thiel has also discussed resigning from Facebook Inc.'s board, according to the Wall Street Journal , which earlier reported his plans to relocate. During the 2016 election cycle, employees at Google, Facebook and Twitter donated over $2 million to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign but less than $35,000 to Trump's.