• Ivanka Trump arrives in S. Korea, to meet with Moon

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    South Korea is rolling out the red carpet for Ivanka's first visit since her father became U.S. president. She was given the red-carpet treatment in Seoul as the leader of the USA delegation as she landed at Incheon International Airport on a commercial airline, Korean Air , on Friday.
  • India ignored facts and realities says Maldives on extension of emergency

    India ignored facts and realities says Maldives on extension of emergency

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    The prosecutor general, Aishath Bisham, had told police in a letter the state of emergency was unconstitutional, two senior officials of the Prosecutor General's office told Reuters. "We would continue to urge the government of Maldives to release political prisoners, release the Chief Justice, implement the Supreme Court order and restore the normal functioning of the institutions of democracy", MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar reiterated today.
  • Egyptian Police Officer Catches Boy Who Fell From Building

    Egyptian Police Officer Catches Boy Who Fell From Building

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    Geed than catches the boy and lightly falls to the ground. Egypt's Interior Ministry released a video of the incident this week showing three on-duty police officers standing guard outside a bank in the southern city of Assiut. The mother added that no one at the party noticed. The parents of Ammar Motaz Abd El-Salam were grateful police were in the right place at the right time to save their son from what could've been a deadly fall.
  • TN farmers to meet PM Modi for Cauvery management board

    TN farmers to meet PM Modi for Cauvery management board

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    One of the members said "farmers are cheated in the name of the meeting". The meeting had been called by Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK on Monday, scuttling the opposition DMK's plan for a similar discussion. "As far as the appeal is concerned, the Tamil Nadu government will take action after going through the verdict and consulting legal experts", he had said in response to reporters' queries.
  • Watch President Trump Hold Listening Session With Victims of School Shootings

    Watch President Trump Hold Listening Session With Victims of School Shootings

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    Trump's focus on gun violence came as leaders of the National Rifle Association offered a vigorous defense of gun rights during the Conservative Political Action Conference, urging enhanced - and armed - security at schools. The televised White House meeting came as students staged street protests across the country to demand stricter gun laws following the murder of 14 teens and three teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida .
  • German court to decide on fate of 15 million diesel cars

    German court to decide on fate of 15 million diesel cars

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    The court is not determining whether such bans are to be implemented, but rather whether cities have the right to mandate them, without nationally standardized rules, in order to maintain pollution limits. The Leipzig court is examining earlier court rulings from Stuttgart and Dusseldorf. The threat of bans has prompted a big fall in sales of diesel cars in Germany, down 18 percent in January to just a third of new auto sales from nearly half before the VW scandal.
  • North to send another senior delegation for Olympic closer

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    Others in the delegation include Sen. The Pyeongchang Games have become a venue for geopolitics as much as sports as the nuclear-armed North mounts a charm offensive analysts say is meant to loosen the sanctions regime against it and weaken the alliance between Seoul and Washington.
  • HR McMaster may leave White House if Pentagon offers promotion amid tensions

    HR McMaster may leave White House if Pentagon offers promotion amid tensions

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    Mattis is scheduled to have lunch with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at the White House this week. McMaster said evidence of russian meddling is now "incontrovertible". Among options to replace McMaster is General Vincent Brooks, the current commander of United States forces in South Korea. This may make sense as Gen.
  • NRA hits back against survivors' calls for gun control

    NRA hits back against survivors' calls for gun control

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    LaPierre railed against "the shameful politicization" of the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school by "a poisonous movement" that seeks to exploit gun violence for political gain. "Passing a law that makes it illegal for a 20-year-old to purchase a shotgun for hunting or adult single mother from purchasing the most effective self-defense rifle on the market punishes law-abiding citizens for the evil acts of criminals", she said.
  • District Will Suspend Kids Who Leave Class to Protest Florida Shooting

    District Will Suspend Kids Who Leave Class to Protest Florida Shooting

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    According to the report, Rhodes said the school is "very sensitive" toward any kind of violence in school. Following their calls for discussions on gun control, Florida survivors have been forced to defend themselves against conspiracy theorists who suggested they were "crisis actors", with Donald Trump Jr.
  • Alpine skiing: American Shiffrin ends 'rollercoaster' Games on high note

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    Now, it switches to Shiffrin's forte - the slalom . Vonn entered the slalom portion of the super combined event as the leader after acing the downhill portion - her specialty. Shiffrin took to the start gate with a 0.76sec advantage over Holdener, who won silver in the Pyeongchang slalom and world combined silver previous year, and the American could be seen chewing her lips in stress as she readied herself.
  • Tiffany Haddish Set To Host 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards

    Tiffany Haddish Set To Host 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards

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    I will be hosting the MTV Movie and TV Awards . make sure you watch Monday June 18th on MTV. The host role cements the growing stature of Haddish, who enjoyed a breakthrough a year ago with the success of " Girls Trip ", a comedy in which she plays a loud-mouthed but endearing friend.
  • Fireworks Used In Violent Scenes Between Bilbao & Spartak Ultras

    Fireworks Used In Violent Scenes Between Bilbao & Spartak Ultras

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    At least five people were arrested after fireworks, flares and glasses were thrown between supporters in Bilbao in violent scenes that hospitalised several others. Around 2,500 Russian fans were expected to travel to Spain for the game with Bilbao said to be enforcing the biggest security operation the city has ever seen in the build-up.
  • Americans Take Gold, Silver In Men's Freestyle Halfpipe

    Americans Take Gold, Silver In Men's Freestyle Halfpipe

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    Knowing he wouldn't make the podium, the 2014 silver medallist put on his fan hat and simply enjoyed the scene. After swapping out his skis and cranking up the bindings for his final try, he sneaked past countryman Alex Ferreira with a score of 97.20.
  • Cinemark Movie Theaters Banning Big Bags 'to Enhance Safety and Security'

    Cinemark Movie Theaters Banning Big Bags 'to Enhance Safety and Security'

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    You might also be interested in. . Assistant manager Michael Braun at Cinemark 14 said the change comes from the corporate level, but was able to shed some light on the situation at Chico. "Cinemark does not provide a general area to check bags or any other personal belongings not allowed into the theatre". Cinemark officials said staff members have the right to inspect all packages that are brought inside the building.
  • Freezing Rain and Sleet Will Cause Problems Wednesday

    Freezing Rain and Sleet Will Cause Problems Wednesday

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    Freezing rain should end across the metro through Tuesday evening, though freezing rain will still be possible in parts of southern Oklahoma as temperatures there cool. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. East, northeast wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening.
  • Land cases go to CJI Dipak Misra after faceoff

    Land cases go to CJI Dipak Misra after faceoff

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    On Thursday, a number of land acquisition cases were separately listed before a bench of Justices Mishra and Amitava Roy and another bench of Justices Goel and U U Lalit. However, what is interesting is that these Benches have referred the matter to Chief Justice of India for constituting appropriate Bench on the ground that a larger issue is involved.
  • Hundreds of Filipino workers leave Kuwait amid diplomatic row

    Hundreds of Filipino workers leave Kuwait amid diplomatic row

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    Duterte earlier said he might also impose a deployment ban to other countries where cases of abuse against Filipino workers are rampant. "Kuwait is duty-bound to give Joanna's family adequate domestic remedy under Kuwaiti laws", he said. "Both Kuwait and the Philippines have an opportunity to work together to increase protections for domestic workers and fix the gaps that are leaving workers vulnerable to extreme abuse".
  • Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Dallas US Postal Service worker

    Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Dallas US Postal Service worker

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    Ferrell is slated to appear in Federal Court today. The suspect has been identified as 25 year old Donnie Ferrell. Ferrell's arrest is linked to Monday's early morning fatal shooting of 58 year old USPS truck driver Tony Mosby, who died after being shot in his truck while driving along eastbound I-30.
  • Yogi has given new direction to UP, says Jaitley

    Yogi has given new direction to UP, says Jaitley

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    UP Governor Ram Naik, Union minister Suresh Prabhu, Union home minister Rajnath Singh were present on the occasion of dinner hosted on the eve of two-day Investors' Summit. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday lauded the leadership of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath saying his relentless campaign against corruption and crime has resulted in an era of positive change making UP a favourite destination for investors.
  • Barnaby Joyce Will Step Down

    Barnaby Joyce Will Step Down

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    Fellow NSW MP and Veterans Affairs Minister Michael McCormack, who recently gave an interview in which he dodged multiple questions about his support for Mr Joyce, is also considered a possible contender. Barnaby Joyce speaks to the press on February 16 in Canberra. That view was backed by the National party whip, Michelle Landry. "All complaints are taken seriously and treated with strict confidentiality and given due process".
  • Hundreds of students leave school to march against gun violence

    Hundreds of students leave school to march against gun violence

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    United States media described similar smaller rallies by students from ME to Arizona, with students saying they were taking action because Congress had failed to protect schools. "Everybody talk to them about their views and find a middle ground that we can all agree on and work on it together, because we're stronger together as a team".
  • Haiti suspends Oxfam GB's operating right amid misconduct probe

    Haiti suspends Oxfam GB's operating right amid misconduct probe

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    The two-month suspension comes after charity chiefs revealed Oxfam has received 26 allegations of misconduct since the Haiti sex scandal erupted two weeks ago. The UK Government is also deciding whether to end Oxfam's multi-million pound yearly funding, while the charity has said it will not bid for any new Government contracts at present.
  • Turkey strongly condemns Dutch view of 1915 events

    Turkey strongly condemns Dutch view of 1915 events

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    For some years, the Dutch government has taken a nuanced position, speaking of the "question of the Armenian genocide ", with Kaag reiterating today that that would remain the case. Turkey denies that there was a systematic campaign to slaughter Armenians as an ethnic group during World War One. "Baseless decisions taken by the parliament of a country that turned a blind eye to the still painful genocide at Srebrenica have no place in history or in justice", the Foreign Ministry's ...
  • Moment of silence honors shooting victims

    Moment of silence honors shooting victims

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    Others held signs with messages reading "Protect kids, not guns" and "I want to grow up". "Here's the problem. Your comments this week and those of our President have been pathetically weak", he said to lasting applause and cheers. Also present were Darrell and Sandra Scott, whose daughter was killed in the Columbine, Colorado, shooting, and Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden, who lost children in Sandy Hook, Connecticut.
  • Non-EU net migration to United Kingdom overtakes net migration from EU

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    Thursday's meeting involved members of a Brexit cabinet sub-committee including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who has called for a clean break with Brussels, and Finance Minister Philip Hammond, who favours closer ties. Last week, 62 Tory MPs belonging to the European Research Group of eurosceptic backbenchers wrote to the Prime Minister demanding the United Kingdom have full control over regulations after Brexit and not become a "rule taker" from the EU.
  • At Olympics, US and Korean leaders revive familiar roles

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    North Korea cancelled a potential meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence "at the last minute", US officials have claimed. "Perhaps that is why they walked away from the meeting or perhaps they were never honest about sitting down". State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert tweeted Tuesday that a "possibility arose" of a brief meeting with North Korean delegates who were also at the Olympic Games.
  • Sharif wants to bulldoze court decisions: Sindh minister

    Sharif wants to bulldoze court decisions: Sindh minister

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    Currently, there is no judge in the Accountability Court No 2 while Court No 1 Judge Mohamed Bashir is set to retire on March 12, a day before the apex court's deadline expires. "The PML-N government through parliament tends to bulldoze the court decisions, which is unacceptable". Sharif was given a warm welcome when he arrived at the Punjab House to participate in the meeting.
  • Hearing yet to be set, says CAS

    Hearing yet to be set, says CAS

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    Krushelnitsky, who competed in Pyeongchang as part of the Olympic Athletes of Russia (OAR) team , issued a statement on curling.ru on Tuesday night in which he denied taking the banned substance. Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation v Norway - Gangneung Curling Center - Gangneung, South Korea – February 13, 2018 - Aleksandr Krushelnitckii and Anastasia Bryzgalova , Olympic athletes from Russian Federation, celebrate after winning the bronze.
  • Missouri Governor Eric Greitens charged over nude photo

    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens charged over nude photo

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    Greitens "subsequently transmitted the image contained in the photograph in a manner that allowed access to that image via a computer", according to the indictment. This will not for a moment deter me from doing the important work of the great people of Missouri. Messages seeking comment from Greitens and his attorney were not immediately returned.
  • Tej Pratap Yadav vacates 'haunted' bungalow

    Tej Pratap Yadav vacates 'haunted' bungalow

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    However, after the grand alliance of RJD, Kumar's Janata Dal (United) and the Congress collapsed in 2017, Pratap was among the many politicians who were asked to vacate the government bungalows. A year ago in July, Nitish Kumar separated from the RJD and the Congress and formed government with the BJP. Those who have stayed put are yet to comply with the order.
  • Man Throws Explosives at US Embassy in Montenegro, Then Kills Self

    Man Throws Explosives at US Embassy in Montenegro, Then Kills Self

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    PHOTO: The U.S. embassy in Podgorica , Montenegro , in an undated photo from the State Department website . He posted on Facebook a photo of an army decoration apparently signed by former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic and openly opposed Montenegro's membership in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation previous year.
  • UP Riots Case: HC dismisses petition seeking prosecution of CM Yogi

    UP Riots Case: HC dismisses petition seeking prosecution of CM Yogi

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    The current CM of UP, Yogi Aditynatah who was then Gorakhpur MP, was instructed by the District Magistrate to not visit the site as it may result in communal tensions. Adityanath was arrested in connection with riots, but was released two days later. In this case, the head of the state, the CM, had the power to grant or refuse sanction to prosecute himself, something the petitioners have been challenging since May.
  • Indian police arrest owner of pen maker Rotomac in bank probe

    Indian police arrest owner of pen maker Rotomac in bank probe

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    These attachment of assets, they said, has been carried out to "recover outstanding tax demands" from the group, understood to be about Rs 85 crore. The banks involved are the Bank of Baroda , Bank of Maharashtra, Indian Overseas Bank, Union Bank of India, Allahabad Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce.
  • Banned ex-FIFA head Blatter backs Morocco 2026 World Cup bid

    Banned ex-FIFA head Blatter backs Morocco 2026 World Cup bid

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    Morocco announced its bid for the 2026 World Cup back in August. Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has endorsed Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid while banned from soccer roles for financial misconduct. Tunisia and Libya submitted a co-host bid for the 2010 World Cup, but eventually withdrew. Blatter, 81, is now serving a six-year ban from holding any position in the sport of soccer globally after an uncontracted salary of $2 million owed to Michel Platini, a former Blatter adviser, was ...
  • Texas Gov. Abbott grants clemency hours before scheduled execution

    Texas Gov. Abbott grants clemency hours before scheduled execution

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    He began to cry when the board announced that it agreed the man should not be sentenced to death. In his statement before the parole board, Hampton likened the situation to the Biblical Cain and Abel, referencing that God's punishment for Cain was not death, but a life of suffering.
  • Army chief should not interfere in political matters, says Owaisi

    Army chief should not interfere in political matters, says Owaisi

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    If you look at it, they have grown at a faster rate than the BJP grew over the years. He was addressing a conference on bridging gaps and securing borders in the Northeast region of India . Moreover, migration takes place primarily for economic reasons, and it is a stretch to say that China or Pakistan is somehow behind migration from Bangladesh.