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Stating that she had embraced Islam and married on her own free will, Hadiya also stated that she is a Muslim and intends to stay a Muslim. She complained that she was put under police surveillance and the National Investigation Agency treated her as a terrorist and attempted to mislead her by portraying Mr Jahan as a terrorist.
  • Irish gov't reiterates opposition to direct rule in Northern Ireland

    Irish gov't reiterates opposition to direct rule in Northern Ireland

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    The North has been without a devolved Government for 13 months since the collapse of the Executive over the DUP's handling of a botched renewable energy scheme. Several of them had a say in preventing an agreement between their party and Sinn Féin that would have cleared the way for the return of devolved government.
  • Militants open fire, lob grenades on IAF facility in Pulwama

    Militants open fire, lob grenades on IAF facility in Pulwama

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    Terrorists attacked a vehicle of the Defence Security Corps in Malangpora, area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Tuesday. They said Syed, who was mentally challenged, was survived by three sons and a daughter and that the family was extremely poor.
  • University of Kent 'to withhold 100%' of employees' pay if they strike

    University of Kent 'to withhold 100%' of employees' pay if they strike

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    Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at the University of Leeds will walk out on Thursday as a wave of strikes hits 64 universities across the United Kingdom in a row over pensions. "The Students' Association are meeting with the university on a weekly basis to advocate on students' behalf such that the strike action does not have a serious negative impact on their academic standing", she said .
  • Infant twins found dead inside suitcase in Cross County

    Infant twins found dead inside suitcase in Cross County

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    Anyone with information about the identity of the babies, or a possible suspect, should contact the sheriff's office at 870-238-5700. "This is an ongoing investigation and details about this case will not now be released", the sheriff said.
  • Attacks kill 94, injure hundreds in Syria's eastern Ghouta: monitoring group

    Attacks kill 94, injure hundreds in Syria's eastern Ghouta: monitoring group

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    It is the worst single day of bombing that people there have seen in years. Government forces launched air and ground attacks on several districts in the suburb, which has been under a crippling siege since 2012. "We no longer have the words to describe children's suffering and our outrage". Four key rebel groups are positioned inside Eastern Ghouta such as the Islam Army, Failaq al-Rahman, Ahrar al-Sham and the Levant Liberation Committee (LLC), otherwise known as the al-Qaida-linked ...
  • Greensboro man featured on 'Trump Dating' site has child sex conviction

    Greensboro man featured on 'Trump Dating' site has child sex conviction

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    The site also raised eyebrows for letting users choose the option of being "happily married" or "unhappily married" after they sign in and begun looking for romance with strangers. He and his wife of 22 years are no longer featured on the page. One of the sites, Trump.Dating, was met with immediate backlash due to the fact that there are only two options when you join: straight man or straight woman.
  • Petition started to get school shooting victim military burial

    Petition started to get school shooting victim military burial

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    One student, Aiden Ortiz, said "I want people to know that he died a hero". His friends said he sacrificed himself and was shot repeatedly while holding a door open to let his classmates escape. "And knowing he's gone is going to haunt me forever". His cousins Lin Chen and Aaron Chen told local news outlets, "He doesn't care about popularity".
  • Social media killed SYLVESTER again

    Social media killed SYLVESTER again

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    Having faced a similar situation past year as well, Stallone took upon himself to validate the social media reports of his death through a social media post. "SO LONG CHAMP", one post read, claiming Stallone had died of prostate cancer and reading "RIP 1946-2018". This whole thing started on the Internet and a people started talking about freaky hoax claiming Sylvester Stallone has died.
  • Patnaik wants to purchase votes in Bijepur bypoll: Pradhan

    Patnaik wants to purchase votes in Bijepur bypoll: Pradhan

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    BJP spokesperson Pitamber Acharya, however, rubbished the allegations and said the ruling party is "frustrated". Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Jual Oram accused the BJD government of not bringing development in Bijepur and across the state.
  • Tougher gun restrictions would not violate Second Amendment

    Tougher gun restrictions would not violate Second Amendment

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    If someone cuts you off in traffic...don't even think about it...just smile because the driver has about a one in three chance of being armed...and maybe a hair-trigger temper. Sen. Richard Burr is in a flawless position to take the lead. There are facts...truths beyond those mentioned above. The UK has 50 to 60-gun deaths a year, staggeringly smaller than America.
  • NU takes road loss at last place IL

    NU takes road loss at last place IL

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    Nebraska (20-9, 11-5 Big Ten) and IN (16-12, 9-7 Big Ten) meet for only the 18th time IN series history on Tuesday. After averaging a modest 7.7 points per game past year, the junior forward now leads IU with 16.6 ppg along with team-best marks in rebounds (7.3), blocks (1.4) and steals (1.1).
  • How Many Summit Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:SMLP)'s Analysts Are Bullish?

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    The stock increased 1.63% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $3.73. Antero Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:AM) has risen 39.56% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. 15 funds opened positions while 27 raised stakes. Stillwater Capital Advisors Lc reported 3,000 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur The holds 0% of its portfolio in EQT Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:EQM) for 3,614 shares.
  • Extra police at Baraboo High School following potential threat

    Extra police at Baraboo High School following potential threat

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    The 16-year-old boys could face disciplinary and legal consequences, AP says. On Friday, a 13-year-old girl admitted to sending a social media message that referenced "blowing up" her Midview Middle School in Eaton Township but told a detective she never meant to harm anyone, authorities said.
  • Indonesia's Sinabung volcano erupts again

    Indonesia's Sinabung volcano erupts again

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    Mount Sinabung, one of the over 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia , first erupted in 2010 after laying dormant for almost four centuries. The volcano is one of three now erupting in Indonesia. Mount Sinabung is one of three volcanoes now erupting in the area. Mount Sinabung is among three volcanoes erupting in Indonesia which is home to 129 active volcanoes.
  • Trump Hits WashPost Over Rachel Crooks' Kiss Story: 'False Accusation'

    Trump Hits WashPost Over Rachel Crooks' Kiss Story: 'False Accusation'

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    Trump said he has never met Crooks. Russian Federation already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: "We have a Napoleon in the making" MORE of sexual misconduct is calling for him to share footage from the day she alleges he forcibly kissed her in 2006.
  • Gove plan to pay farmers for being kind to animals

    Gove plan to pay farmers for being kind to animals

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    Gove added that high animal welfare standards could also be rewarded under the new plans. It will be led by experienced regulator Dame Glenys Stacey, and will consider how inspections can be removed, reduced or improved to reduce the burden on farmers - without compromising animal and plant standards.
  • John Kasich Deletes Pro-Gun Content from Website, Pushes AR-15 Ban

    John Kasich Deletes Pro-Gun Content from Website, Pushes AR-15 Ban

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    I hope they prove me wrong and they can because I have no confidence in them", the Republican governor said. Kasich says he believes that the gun issue needs to be dealt with at the state and local level. Since Kasich won, he's seen a steady list of bills expanding gun rights. Last year, legislation Kasich signed went into effect that expanded where people can carry concealed handguns to include willing colleges and day-care facilities.
  • Bihar Board 2018 issues new rules to prevent cheating

    Bihar Board 2018 issues new rules to prevent cheating

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    Earlier, toppers in the board examinations had hit the headlines when they were caught on camera giving ridiculous answers to basics questions on their subjects. Candidates took the help of Social media to leak the exam. This notification has been even issued to the officials of district for the every exam that will be conducted.
  • Poland demands answers over swastikas on embassy

    Poland demands answers over swastikas on embassy

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    Poland's chief rabbi has said Polish-Jewish relations are at their worst for 30 years as controversy rages over a new law that critics claim is an attempt to whitewash Polish crimes against Jews during the Second World War. "Of course it's not going to be punishable, not going to be seen as criminal, to say that there were Polish perpetrators, as there were Jewish perpetrators, as there were Russian perpetrators, as there were Ukrainian, not only German perpetrators", Morawiecki said in ...
  • Assault on Delhi Chief Secretary: Centre seeks report

    Assault on Delhi Chief Secretary: Centre seeks report

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    Delhi's Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain has also lodged a complaint with the police stating that he was assaulted in the secretariat. However, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) claimed he had been called for a discussion on rations. The incident could snowball into a major confrontation between the Centre and the AAP government, as Rajnath Singh stepped into the matter and sought a report on it from the Lt Governor.
  • Palestinian Leaders Angry That Israel Won't Pay Terrorist Salaries

    Palestinian Leaders Angry That Israel Won't Pay Terrorist Salaries

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    Abbas outlined the Palestinian vision for peace and told the council: "We are ready to begin negotiations immediately in order to achieve the freedom and independence of our people". The Middle East quartet now is made up of the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russian Federation. Katz said the rapid demographic change should put to rest the idea of a two-state solution favored by the Palestinians and most of the worldwide community.
  • US Supreme Court rejects 2 gun rights appeals

    US Supreme Court rejects 2 gun rights appeals

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    Since its landmark rulings in 2008 and 2010 upheld the right to keep and bear firearms for self-defense, the Supreme Court has declined to hear challenges from gun rights or gun control groups. Police officers stand in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington , DC, U.S., January 19, 2018. United States and a second ruling two years later.
  • Netanyahu Slams Polish PM's 'Outrageous' Remarks, 'Inability to Understand History'

    Netanyahu Slams Polish PM's 'Outrageous' Remarks, 'Inability to Understand History'

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    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned as "outrageous" his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki's remark Saturday that Jewish perpetrators were also responsible for the Holocaust. "Attempts to equate the crimes of Nazi German perpetrators with the actions of their victims - Jewish, Polish, Romani among others - who struggled for survival should be met with resolute, outright condemnation", the government's statement also said.
  • Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz appears in court for hearing

    Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz appears in court for hearing

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    Cruz, who is being held at the Broward County jail without bond, has admitted carrying out the shootings with a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle, according to the county sheriff's office. Trump hadn't previously voiced any opposition to the modest, NRA-backed measure, and it was expected to get through the House and the Senate - until it was tacked it onto a measure that would make concealed-carry gun permits work across state lines.
  • Patrick Brown A No-Show At Queen's Park

    Patrick Brown A No-Show At Queen's Park

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    Brown, the 39-year-old politician from Barrie, told radio station CKLW in Windsor this morning that he'll be outside of Toronto today, campaigning to regain party leadership. "And I'm grateful that's been accomplished", he said. "He has so many policies that relate to people my age". Sadovnick said she doesn't believe the misconduct allegations.
  • Dallas mayor asks NRA to consider another city for annual convention

    Dallas mayor asks NRA to consider another city for annual convention

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    He specifically mentioned the ambush murder of five Dallas police officers in July 2016, the murder of Dollar General clerk Gabrielle Simmons and even invoked the 1963 John F. " I have five guns , one in my auto, one in every room of my house", Caraway said. But on Monday he signaled he was open to strengthening background checks after the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting left 17 students and faculty dead.
  • Japanese man given sole custody of 13 surrogate children by Thai court

    Japanese man given sole custody of 13 surrogate children by Thai court

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    When the babies were found in 2014, investigators discovered a number of unregulated surrogacy businesses in the country. His case contributed to the global outcry against Thailand's "rent a womb" industry, and led to the Protection for Children Born Through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act (ART Act) in 2015, preventing foreigners from paying for Thai surrogates.
  • Pakistan has highest number of newborn deaths

    Pakistan has highest number of newborn deaths

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    In its " Every Child Alive " report, released today, UNICEF says five of the ten most unsafe countries to be born are in West and Central Africa. On a brighter side, the study says, India has remarkably reduced the mortality rate of children less than five years of age.
  • Three civilians injured along LoC in Uri

    Three civilians injured along LoC in Uri

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    Jammu-based Army PRO Lt Col Devender Anand said, "We have recovered a Pakistani flag and huge cache of arms and ammunitions from the gunned down intruder". Meanwhile, in a fresh incident of Indian aggression in IOK, Indian forces martyred an elderly mentally-challenged civilian near Air Force station in Badgam district.
  • Collapsed Refuse Dump Kills 17 in Mozambique

    Collapsed Refuse Dump Kills 17 in Mozambique

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    Rubbish at the dump had reached the height of a three-story building, according to Portuguese news agency Lusa. A Mozambique national disaster official confirmed families were still inside the buried houses. People often visit the dump in search of food or items to sell, the Associated Press reported. Reports say authorities had asked residents to leave the illegally built houses in the impoverished area of the capital before the unfortunate collapse.
  • Comedian John Oliver Roasts Barnaby Joyce For Office Romance

    Comedian John Oliver Roasts Barnaby Joyce For Office Romance

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    However, Nationals MPs have been unwavering in their support of the party leader. The explosive claims come as the Deputy Prime Minister takes a week of personal leave after it was revealed he had an affair with former staffer, Vikki Campion , who is due to have their baby in April.
  • Russia Reacts to Charges of Election Meddling in Mueller Investigation

    Russia Reacts to Charges of Election Meddling in Mueller Investigation

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    President Donald Trump found an unlikely ally in his mission to convince the internet that Russia's attempts to interfere in the 2016 USA election didn't actually help get him elected: Facebook advertising executive Rob Goldman. President Trump approvingly passed along comments from Facebook ads VP Rob Goldman on Saturday, using Goldman's remarks about the Kremlin-linked chaos campaign on Facebook to call reporters covering the situation, the "Fake News Media".
  • China's Mandarin Approved as Official Language of Pakistan

    China's Mandarin Approved as Official Language of Pakistan

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    The report has also quoted a Pakistani official who said, "The Chinese have quietly made a lot of progress (in this regard)". Even though separatists occasionally try to carry out the odd attack, they are not making a forceful push, the official told the newspaper.