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According to reports, Labour Minister Susanta Singh's brother Subrat and three others were attacked by unidentified miscreants while they were on way. Meanwhile, police today claimed that the attack was the fallout of the ongoing rivalry between two political groups. BJP leader and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said his party had expressed apprehension about possible violence during the poll process and had sought adequate vigil and security measures to prevent any law and ...
  • White House On Lockdown After Vehicle Hits Security Barrier

    White House On Lockdown After Vehicle Hits Security Barrier

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    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was moments away from leaving the White House when the incident occured. The female driver has been arrested, said the US Secret Service. Secret Service officers, some carrying long guns, cleared Lafayette Park and nearby streets. The White House was immediately put on lockdown. September 2014 :A United States military veteran armed with a knife entered the White House East Room after jumping the fence, leading to the resignation of then-Secret ...
  • Record-setting Korda leads in Pattaya

    Record-setting Korda leads in Pattaya

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    Four golfers sharing six-under are Americans Jessica Korda and Lexi Thompson , Australian Minjee Lee and Thai Moriya Jutanugarn. The daughter of former Australian Open champion Petr Korda of Czech Republic is in her first tournament since last November after undergoing jaw injury.
  • Let the battle commence! European Union leaders talk post-Brexit budget

    Let the battle commence! European Union leaders talk post-Brexit budget

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    Tusk intends to issue Brexit negotiating guidelines on the future EU-UK relationship at a summit next month. The former communist states of Central and Eastern Europe, considerably poorer than their western counterparts, are certain to oppose it; they are demanding both an increase in European Union spending and a further diversion of funds to the east in order to eliminate the continent's economic disparities.
  • No Bail For Man Charged With Killing Son Because He Couldn't Sleep

    No Bail For Man Charged With Killing Son Because He Couldn't Sleep

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    According to prosecutors, Mateo's throat was slashed so deeply, his spinal cord was severed, and his head was left connected only by skin and tissue. Area Central Detectives Commander Brendan Deenihan said Ortiz was home alone with his son when he grew " very frustrated that he couldn't sleep " because the child 'was wandering around' their home waking him.
  • Philippines summons United States envoy over Central Intelligence Agency report on Duterte

    Philippines summons United States envoy over Central Intelligence Agency report on Duterte

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    Ambassador Sung Kim met Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque was quoted as saying by Efe news. Aside from Duterte, the report, produced by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, also considered as threats to democracy Cambodian leader Hun Sen, the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand's military-backed Constitution.
  • Attorney General Sessions orders creation of Cyber-Digital Task Force

    Attorney General Sessions orders creation of Cyber-Digital Task Force

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    U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller last week charged several Russians with conducting a criminal and espionage conspiracy through social media by boosting Republican Donald Trump and denigrating Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton . Some other tasks on the task force's to-do list include mass thefts of personal information, violent ideologies spreading and recruiting over the internet or using technology to stymie law enforcement and massive computer attacks.
  • 400 kilograms of cocaine seized at Russian embassy in Argentina

    400 kilograms of cocaine seized at Russian embassy in Argentina

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    Once authorities confirmed that there were drugs inside the 16 pieces of luggage, they devised a plan to catch the criminals. The sting operation resulted in the arrest of two suspects in Argentina and three in Russian Federation. They replaced the drug with flour and placed tracking devices in the suitcases. Channel organizer is not detained and probably hiding in Germany. "We think the German police will arrest him", Bulic said.
  • Husband charged with murder of adult website model mom

    Husband charged with murder of adult website model mom

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    William West is an officer with the campus police department at Birmingham Southern College. "That's my wife", before putting out his cigarette and re-entering the house, the Mirror reported. "We know what happened that night", Lemley said according to WBRC News. "And we do have evidence to support that". The husband of a murdered woman was arrested in Alabama on Thursday, Feb.
  • White House: Trump Would Square Off With NRA on School Safety

    White House: Trump Would Square Off With NRA on School Safety

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    President Donald Trump suggested that teachers who carry concealed weapons in schools should receive bonuses. White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah said at a press briefing Thursday that "a lot of teachers" would be willing to undergo firearm training in order to carry concealed weapons at school to deter gunmen.
  • Hundreds Killed in Three Days of Fighting in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

    Hundreds Killed in Three Days of Fighting in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

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    At least 38 people died on Wednesday. The escalation has killed at least 417 people and injured hundreds more , the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group says. He said the mediation was between insurgents and Moscow, the Syrian government's key ally, but did not elaborate. This month, Syria's army launched one of the most intense bombardments of the war, saying their assault was necessary to end rebel mortar strikes on the capital.
  • Stop bulldozing abandoned Rohingya villages, HRW urges Myanmar

    Stop bulldozing abandoned Rohingya villages, HRW urges Myanmar

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    Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to repatriate the Rohingya refugees within two years but HRW says "no refugees have returned to Burma, and Rohinyga continue to flee from Rakhine State". The Burmese government has said the bulldozing of villages was part of its plan to rebuild the villages with improved roads and houses. The global human rights organization said at least 55 villages have been leveled and stripped of all their buildings, plant life and distinguishing features since last ...
  • Rev. Graham planned own funeral carefully, spokesman says

    Rev. Graham planned own funeral carefully, spokesman says

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    Mark DeMoss, a spokesman for the public relations firm handling the arrangements for Graham, says the body will be taken Saturday from Asheville to Charlotte, North Carolina. Civil rights figure Rosa Parks was the last person to receive the honour following her death in 2005. A giant tent is under construction at the Billy Graham Library to hold 2,300 invited guests for the private funeral service next Friday, including President Trump and every living former USA president.
  • UK, EU spar over who will be greenest after Brexit

    UK, EU spar over who will be greenest after Brexit

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    Franz Timmermans, the deputy to EU Commission president Jean Claude Juncker, pointed out that the EU was already planning to ban the straws later this year. According to the campaign group, Refuse The Straw, straws can take over 200 years to break down. Officials attend a lunch during an informal meeting of the 27 EU heads of state or government in Brussels on February 23, 2018.The European countries hold a summit on the future leadership of the European Commission , the composition of the ...
  • Immigration agency rewrites mission statement

    Immigration agency rewrites mission statement

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    Among other things, the statement removes references to "secur [ing] America's promise as a nation of immigrants" and adds the phrase "securing the homeland". But now, "protecting Americans" and "securing the homeland" is erroneously presented as an aim that is in tension with "adjudicating requests for immigration benefits".
  • Syrian regime pounds Eastern Ghouta for sixth day as ceasefire vote looms

    Syrian regime pounds Eastern Ghouta for sixth day as ceasefire vote looms

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    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday said he was "deeply alarmed" by the escalating violence in Syria's Eastern Ghouta enclave after more than 100 civilians were killed in the second straight day of air strikes. "The draft resolution that was officially prepared for the voting, although the authors know perfectly well that there is no consensus, suggests a simple on the surface solution - introduce a ceasefire throughout Syria for a period of no less than 30 days", he said.
  • What to expect from the winter storm in Flagstaff this weekend

    What to expect from the winter storm in Flagstaff this weekend

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    Forecasters say light to moderate accumulations of snow are expected above 5,000 feet, with snow levels dropping to near valley floors by late Friday . The precipitation is expected to quickly end from south to north across the region, generally ending by late morning. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Hutchinson, from 4 p.m.
  • Kurdish YPG makes deal with Assad regime to defend Afrin

    Kurdish YPG makes deal with Assad regime to defend Afrin

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    Department of Defense spokesperson's statement that the ongoing Turkish operation in Syria's Afrin region has resulted in civilian casualties. In the north, where Turkey launched an offensive in the past month against a Kurdish militia, the Kurds said pro-government fighters were now deploying to the front lines to help repel the Turkish advance.
  • Police lay sixth murder charge against alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur

    Police lay sixth murder charge against alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur

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    Navaratnam, 40, went missing in September, 2010, and was the focus of a police investigation called Project Houston. "McArthur dismembered his victims and hid their remains in planters, police say". -Sgt. Hank Idsinga told a news conference Friday morning that investigators have now identified two other sets of remains found at the Mallory home as those of Navaratnam and Mahmudi.
  • US Embassy in Jerusalem to Open in May 2018

    US Embassy in Jerusalem to Open in May 2018

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    The new US embassy in Jerusalem will open in May 2018 in celebration of Israel's 70th anniversary , according to Israeli newspaper the Jerusalem Post . The officials weren't authorized to discuss the plan publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. " Nakba Day ", or "Day of Catastrophe", is observed annually by Palestinians and Israeli-Arabs to commemorate the events following the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948.
  • British American Tobacco (BTI) Shares Gap Down to $61.70

    British American Tobacco (BTI) Shares Gap Down to $61.70

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    The firm owned 135,916 shares of the company's stock after purchasing an additional 4,698 shares during the period. The institutional investor acquired 2,168 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $145,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc, which manages about $408.33B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG) by 923,017 shares to 946,217 shares, valued at $62.97M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.
  • Post-Dispatch, Kansas City Star editorials respond to Greitens indictment

    Post-Dispatch, Kansas City Star editorials respond to Greitens indictment

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    Greitens canceled plans to go to Washington this weekend the National Governors Association annual meeting. Greitens, 43, was taken into custody after his court hearing for taking a photo of a person who was nude, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly M. Gardner accuses Greitens of transmitting a nude image of a woman he had an affair with in 2015, which he took without her consent .
  • Allonzo Trier Declared Ineligible by NCAA; Arizona Appealing Decision

    Allonzo Trier Declared Ineligible by NCAA; Arizona Appealing Decision

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    The Wildcats, who lead the Pac-12 at 21-6 (11-3 in conference play) take on Oregon State in Corvallis Thursday before traveling to Eugene to face the Ducks on Saturday night. In 27 games this season, Trier ranks second on the Wildcats with 19.6 points and 3.2 assists per game. "Earlier today, the University of Arizona was notified that the NCAA has declared Allonzo Trier ineligible".
  • Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea wraps up Olympics

    Unprepared and outclassed, North Korea wraps up Olympics

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    North Korea sent a large delegation of athletes, coaches, support staff and cheerleaders to the Games, including North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong. "If our government helps her understand South Korea's situation on the peninsula, it could help improve Seoul-Washington ties", the paper wrote. She will then represent the United States at the closing ceremony on Sunday night.
  • Schools in Blaine, Bremerton cancel classes after threats made

    Schools in Blaine, Bremerton cancel classes after threats made

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    Schools in Blaine and Bremerton closed Friday due to unspecified threats made. "If it was determined a false threat was made, the district will pursue further action on the individuals responsible", the school district message said. School leaders do not think it's credible, but are canceling classes at all five schools in the district as a precaution. The incidents follow a district-wide lockdown this week in Orono.
  • U.S. will not certify Iran nuclear deal: Pence

    U.S. will not certify Iran nuclear deal: Pence

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    Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Fox News host Sean Hannity. The moment came in a wild speech where Trump touted many of his accomplishments on the economy, tax reform, and healthcare . "She keeps saying that a $1,000 bonus for working Americans is nothing more than 'crumbs.' Well let me remind all of you, I come from a Joseph A.
  • RRB recruitment 2018: No hike in exam fee, says Piyush Goyal

    RRB recruitment 2018: No hike in exam fee, says Piyush Goyal

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    Now Class 10 is the minimum qualification needed for a candidate to fill RRB Group D forms. Accordingly, the Railways made the changes with respect to certain criteria so that more candidates from all sections of society could get the opportunity to serve the nation by working for the Indian Railways, Goyal said.
  • Midwest Could Face Severe Flooding, Other Problems

    Midwest Could Face Severe Flooding, Other Problems

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    Officials say Friday the Kent County sheriff's marine division assisted Plainfield Township authorities in rescuing a resident. IMAGES: See photos of local flooding from Metro Detroit . On Thursday the Coast Guard and local agencies were out conducting house-to-house rescues and assisting with evacuations in southwest MI experiencing flooding from the St.
  • Wanaka teen wins bronze at Winter Games

    Wanaka teen wins bronze at Winter Games

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    Incredible result for New Zealand. Porteous admitted he had only ever done three double corks in a run before. Her combined score of 157.50 put her well clear of fourth and behind only gold medalist Anna Gasser of Austria and silver medalist Jamie Anderson of the United States.
  • NRA's Wayne LaPierre says gun control advocates 'hate individual freedom'

    NRA's Wayne LaPierre says gun control advocates 'hate individual freedom'

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    LaPierre "made it clear that he isn't a fan of mine", Warren wrote. "They don't care if their laws work or not", LaPierre said of critics. "And the first to go will be the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution". " Many in legacy media love mass shootings". No, we announced Wayne LaPierre-I don't know if you follow me on Twitter , but I tweeted out that Wayne was coming weeks ago.
  • 5 key moments as Florida school shooting survivors question senator

    5 key moments as Florida school shooting survivors question senator

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    Also answering questions at CNN's Stand Up town hall was National Rifle Association ( NRA ) spokeswoman Dana Loesch, as well as Democrat representatives senator Bill Nelson and congressman Ted Deutch. He said the NRA would help any U.S. school with their safety and security, free of charge, adding that "opportunists" pushing for more gun control "hate the NRA .
  • Multistate Settlement Reached with Takata Over Defective Airbags

    Multistate Settlement Reached with Takata Over Defective Airbags

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    The South Carolina Attorney General's Office, which led the pursuit of the claims, will receive about $139,000 to cover its litigation costs, according to a report by The Associated Press. Takata agreed not to advertise the safety of its air bag systems without scientific and engineering support and not to manipulate testing data. The defect involves use by the manufacturer of phase-stabilized ammonium nitrate to inflate the air bags on deployment.
  • Trump says launching 'largest-ever' set of sanctions against North Korea

    Trump says launching 'largest-ever' set of sanctions against North Korea

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    A senior administration official called the package "the largest package of new sanctions against the North Korea regime" yet, but refused to give further details in an interview with Reuters. The State Department slammed North Korean officials' decision to spurn a meeting with Pence at the Olympics in a statement earlier this week. The Blue House has said there are no official opportunities for US and North Korean officials to meet.
  • Arsene Wenger: 'Guardiola a better manager than me'

    Arsene Wenger: 'Guardiola a better manager than me'

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    Guardiola might also stick with his domestic cup keeper policy and play Claudio Bravo, which would also help Arsenals chances. Arsene Wenger will make a decision on Aaron Ramsey on Saturday and he "thinks" Mesut Ozil will be "alright" for the showpiece.
  • IL battles No. 9 Purdue close in 93-86 loss

    IL battles No. 9 Purdue close in 93-86 loss

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    Edwards erupted for 40 points (11-19 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 14-16 FT) in Thursday's win over IL. We've had a lot of fight in us this past week and I thought we came out with a lot of fight tonight. Dakota Mathias knocked down four 3s of his own and finished with 18 points and eight rebounds. The close battle with the Boilermakers was symbolic to the Illini.
  • Pence KSC visit continues with meeting focused on commercial space

    Pence KSC visit continues with meeting focused on commercial space

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    The vice president said that "convoluted maze of bureaucratic obstacles" and "outdated regulatory processes" were holding the space industry and our technological capabilities back. During panel testimony, Heritage Foundation policy analyst Dean Cheng raised concerns about the "heavy military component" in China's dual-use space program.
  • Trump Is Now Blaming Mass Shooting On Movies And Video Games

    Trump Is Now Blaming Mass Shooting On Movies And Video Games

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    So, yes, Trump, it would be a good idea if "they" implemented ratings systems for movies and video games . "There are games that replicate and give people the ability to score points for doing the very same thing that these students are doing inside of schools, where you get extra points for finishing someone off who's lying there begging for their life".
  • United Nations vote expected on 30-day cease-fire in Syria to help needy

    United Nations vote expected on 30-day cease-fire in Syria to help needy

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    Few of the enclave's estimated 400,000 residents ― mostly living in a scattering of towns across the semi-rural area east of the capital ― ventured out today. Negotiations to try to peacefully resolve the dire situation in Eastern Ghouta broke down after rebels there ignored calls to cease their resistance and lay down their arms, the Russian military said late on Wednesday.
  • Watch Lindsey Vonn's magnificent downhill run to lead women's combined

    Watch Lindsey Vonn's magnificent downhill run to lead women's combined

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    Wendy Holdener of Switzerland was third with a combined time of 2:22.34 (40.23 in slalom). Her U.S. teammate Mikaela Shiffrin was already on the podium at that point, guaranteed at least a bronze with Vonn going last. "Really, are you asking me to commentate [on] the greatest skier?" said Wednesday's gold medalist, Sofia Goggia of Italy. At the 2010 Vancouver Olympics , Vonn won gold in the downhill and bronze in the super-G.
  • Scattered showers today; heavy rain Sunday — FIRST ALERT FORECAST

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    Tonight will again be very muggy with lows in the lower 70s and fog again developing along the coastal areas. 7-Day Forecast: Rain chances will be sticking around for the next few days, but will be clearing out by early next week. Lows will be mainly in the 60s but some 50s are likely near Oxford. By late morning, temperatures will rise into the 40s across most of Upstate, ending the chances of freezing rain.