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THE MET OFFICE has issued a Yellow warning for eastern Scotland with snow on the way. The snow could cause travel disruption and cancellations, power cuts and the possibility of rural communities becoming cut off. "By Thursday evening, there are growing signs there could be some significant snowfall across southern England". "Unusually for Britain, the snow is going to be quite dry, so it will blow around and gather in drifts and we could see some blizzard conditions ".
  • Anil Ambani's Private Jet To Bring Sridevi's Mortal Remains To India

    Anil Ambani's Private Jet To Bring Sridevi's Mortal Remains To India

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    Meanwhile, Sridevi's many fans have already started visiting her house. Our deepest condolences to her loved ones. Tomorrow will be the last when we will get to see her in body for the last time. As India woke up to the disturbing and sad news of the sudden demise of legendary Bollywood actress Sridevi, who breathed her last on February 24 in Dubai , tributes poured in on Twitter on Sunday, with people expressing their shock and heartbreak.
  • American men win Olympic curling gold, beat Sweden

    American men win Olympic curling gold, beat Sweden

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    Unlike South Korea, Sweden has had a solid presence in women's curling. Sweden took the silver medal. "We had a chance to beat Sweden in the final today, but as we all know, Sweden is a great curling team", Kim said. While we don't have any upgrades to offer, we look forward to seeing you on board. - Hammer blow - Friends and families of the curlers packed the gym, where banners proclaimed: "Let's dig for gold with the same strength we dig for garlic!" After failing to make the ...
  • Explosion reported in Leicester, England; police declare 'major incident'

    Explosion reported in Leicester, England; police declare 'major incident'

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    A spokeswoman for the force said six fire engines had been requested and that the incident is now being treated as a search and rescue operation. "Please avoid the area". A witness told the Leicester Mercury a "massive" fire erupted at the scene seconds after the explosion. "The fire service is still directing water onto the scene of the explosion, and there are large clouds of steam or smoke or both coming off it", the paper reported.
  • Kohli 17 runs short of this T20I landmark

    Kohli 17 runs short of this T20I landmark

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    He took 18 runs off Shardul Thakur's final over to reconstruct his figures of 3-0-17-1 into 4-0-35-1 and leave South Africa with 35 to win off the final two overs. India [VIDEO ] lost the toss and was put to bat first with Rohit Sharma taking the reins of the team after Virat Kohli was ruled out of the decider with a back injury.
  • Woman survives rare great white shark attack in Sydney's Botany Bay

    Woman survives rare great white shark attack in Sydney's Botany Bay

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    The woman, who is aged in her 50s, was taken to St George Hospital where she is being treated for severe lacerations to one of her legs. "It's a reasonably severe bite but fortunately she's stable and is undergoing surgery ..." The New South Wales' Department of Primary Industries' senior shark biologist, Vic Peddemors, said he had examined photographs of the woman's wound, and determined a great white shark was responsible.
  • Labour calls for new European Union customs treaty after Brexit

    Labour calls for new European Union customs treaty after Brexit

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    Has the Labour leader had a change of heart? Sir Starmer said Labour backed staying in a customs union to preserve trade in its biggest markets after Britain leaves the EU in March 2019, and because it is the best way of avoiding the return of a hard border on Ireland.
  • Companies that have cut ties with the NRA, at a glance

    Companies that have cut ties with the NRA, at a glance

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    HotelPlanner.com said it would stick by the NRA. President Donald Trump called this week for arming teachers in the wake of the latest mass shooting at a school, the February 14 massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 students and staff.
  • Sheriff's deputy did 'nothing' as gunman hunted students Florida shooting

    Sheriff's deputy did 'nothing' as gunman hunted students Florida shooting

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    They didn't react properly under pressure or they were a coward". 17 students and staff died in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School . Teams across the Major League Baseball wore the hats, which feature an interlocking "SD", to honor the 17 victims of the February 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.
  • Man used hunting knife in brutal slaying at MA library, authorities say

    Man used hunting knife in brutal slaying at MA library, authorities say

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    The woman suffered numerous slash and stab wounds to her head and upper torso, Ryan said. The male victim tried to help the woman and was stabbed in the arm, according to the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office. He had stopped bathing, for example, and once posted an insensitive comment on Facebook about a classmate who had died. One eyewitness told the Herald he heard a loud commotion coming from the reading section and saw Yao acting agitated and yelling incoherently.
  • Islamabad United face early blows while chasing 177 against Peshawar Zalmi

    Islamabad United face early blows while chasing 177 against Peshawar Zalmi

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    This will allow me to check if they are suitable for playing at the global level or not. Savour every wicket, catch and victory with the best food deals in Pakistan and win PSL goodies!' Darren Sammy may consider moving himself up the order for his big hitting which was vital in their opening match as too many of their batsmen in the top five struggled to hit for more than a run a ball and they will have to take more risks than their passive first performance.
  • Mexico president calls off White House visit after confrontational call with Trump

    Mexico president calls off White House visit after confrontational call with Trump

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    John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. The US statement said Trump reiterated a commitment to expanding ties on security, trade and immigration, but the statement made no mention of the wall or Pena Nieto's visit. Mexico goes to the polls this July as Pena Nieto approaches the end of his term, with his Institutional Revolutionary Party deeply unpopular. Pena Nieto isn't eligible for reelection.
  • Democrats Release Memo On Russia Probe, Rebut Republicans

    Democrats Release Memo On Russia Probe, Rebut Republicans

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    Democrats' response to the Republicans' memo regarding possible FISA abuses is released with redactions; Catherine Herridge discusses initial takeaways from the document. That information, it says, was used by US law enforcement to gain four judges' permission to conduct surveillance against Page, and not an unverified dossier partially paid for by Democrats, as Republicans claimed .
  • How Nigerian military caused Dapchi attack, kidnap of schoolgirls - Governor

    How Nigerian military caused Dapchi attack, kidnap of schoolgirls - Governor

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    Abubakar, who is in detention at a military facility, was arrested at Buni Yadi when he allegedly went on an espionage mission ahead of the insurgents' plot to attack the commander of the Special Force Training School. The Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam, has blamed the abduction of the Dapchi schoolgirls on the withdrawal of security personnel from communities in the state.
  • Florida school shooting armed cop stood outside massacre and did NOTHING

    Florida school shooting armed cop stood outside massacre and did NOTHING

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    At a congressional baseball practice last June, Scalise was a victim of gun violence after an IL man went on a shooting rampage at the annual event. Sick to my stomach. Recent US history has been tragically punctuated by several mass shootings at schools, but none have led to major changes in gun laws: Columbine (12 students and a teacher killed in 1999), Virginia Tech (33 dead in 2007) and Sandy Hook (27 deaths in 2012).
  • Winter Olympics: Record-Breaker Marit Bjoergen Puts Norway Top Of Final Tally

    Winter Olympics: Record-Breaker Marit Bjoergen Puts Norway Top Of Final Tally

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    The 37-year-old from Trondheim was at the front of the race for nearly the entire 30 kilometres, and in the process of winning, grabbed her eighth Winter Olympic gold. Germany did have some golden success on the final day at the Alpensia Sliding Centre, where Francesco Friedrich secured his second gold of the games.
  • Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague - Kurdish-led authority

    Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague - Kurdish-led authority

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    He was then spotted in Switzerland's Geneva, where he made a speech at the University of Geneva. Born in 1951 in northern Syrian town of Ayn al Arab, also known as Kobani, Muslim completed his studies in Istanbul Technical University. Muslim still holds huge sway over the PYD even after his resignation from the party's leadership. PYD was ineffective in Syria due to tight regime control, but when the civil war broke out in 2011, it became major player in predominantly-Kurdish northeast Syria.
  • 18 killed by auto bombs in Somali capital

    18 killed by auto bombs in Somali capital

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    Minutes later, another vehicle bomb hit a checkpoint about 300 meters from Somalia's presidential palace. This was followed by an exchange of fire between militants and security forces. He said that they killed one government soldier and that an additional five militants were shot dead in the ensuing gunbattle. "After blasts, we could see a huge cloud of smoke into the air".
  • India aim for perfect end

    India aim for perfect end

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    Dala was the pick of the bowlers, while Chris Morris claimed two for 43 and Tabraiz Shamsi one for 31. South Africa then struck back, with Heinrich Klaasen and JP Duminy making timely half-centuries, in the face of rain and scorecard pressure, to chase down 188/4 with six wickets and eight balls to spare.
  • Christians shutter famous Jerusalem church to protest taxes

    Christians shutter famous Jerusalem church to protest taxes

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    Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Armenian church leaders said the holy site, where many Christians believe Jesus was crucified and buried, would be closed until further notice. Meanwhile, the Jerusalem municipality said it would collect about $186 million in what it said are back taxes owed by churches and global bodies with property in the city, according to Haaretz.
  • Pepperell holds on for maiden title in Qatar

    Pepperell holds on for maiden title in Qatar

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    The Englishman signed for a superb 65 on Saturday to sit level with compatriot Eddie Pepperell on 16 under, with American Sean Crocker two strokes back and representing the duo's closest challenger. Pepperell entered the day a shot off the lead but a birdie on the first gave him a share - further gains on the fifth, seventh and tenth had him two ahead.
  • Kohli rested for Nidahas Trophy

    Kohli rested for Nidahas Trophy

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    It left India with an inexperienced pace attack, with Mohammed Siraj returning to join Jaydev Unadkat and Shardul Thakur. Deepak Hooda who impressed the fans with his good performance in IPL will make his debut in worldwide cricket with the series.
  • Heavy storms likely tonight and Sunday — FIRST ALERT FORECAST

    Heavy storms likely tonight and Sunday — FIRST ALERT FORECAST

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    A cold front will push through the Miami Valley early Sunday morning. Strong storms will move into the area by 11 pm (to the northwest) and 5 am (to the southeast). High temperatures in the low to mid-80s will be widespread along and west of the I-95 corridor Sunday; a bit cooler at areas beaches. Highs in the upper 60s.
  • Rahul Gandhi flags off annual environment marathon 'Vrukshathon' in Vijayapura

    Rahul Gandhi flags off annual environment marathon 'Vrukshathon' in Vijayapura

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    Modiji did not answer my question", the Congress chief said at a rally here. "Did he even manage to deposit 10 rupees in any account", asked Gandhi. In a bid to promote their party and spread their ideology, the party chiefs of both the political parties have reached the state to kick-start the second phase of poll campaigning.
  • Meghalaya BJP demands apology from Shashi Tharoor for 'dog's tail' remark

    Meghalaya BJP demands apology from Shashi Tharoor for 'dog's tail' remark

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    As the party is not leaving any stone unturned, the ace Congress leader and MP from Kerala, Tharoor lashed out at BJP ruling at the centre. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) on Saturday demanded an apology from Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for his comment in which he "likened" the party to a "dog" and its allies to a "wagging tail".
  • Trump challenges Sessions to probe Obama on Russian Federation

    Trump challenges Sessions to probe Obama on Russian Federation

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    Allowing Russia to control sizable USA uranium assets. But even then he soft-pedalled-in announcing the sanctions, he conflated Russia's interference in US elections with the harassment of USA diplomats in Russian Federation (which goes on all the time), thus downplaying the meddling role of Russian Federation in the election.
  • MetLife, Enterprise and Hertz among companies cutting ties with the NRA

    MetLife, Enterprise and Hertz among companies cutting ties with the NRA

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    Avis Budget Group and Hertz- two rivals of Enterprise - still offered NRA discounts as of Thursday night, and did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for an interview. The issue of gun control, and the NRA's role in opposing it, became the focus of renewed national debate on February 14, when a former student killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, with an AR-15 assault rifle he had purchased legally.
  • Manafort asks USA court for release to attend NY funeral

    Manafort asks USA court for release to attend NY funeral

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    Vin Weber (R-Minn.) - along openly pro-Russia Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.). Court papers accuse Manafort of using offshore accounts to pay the group more than two million euros ($3.1 million Cdn). His plea came a day after a federal grand jury in Virginia returned an indictment against him and Manafort accusing them of tax evasion and bank fraud.
  • Third Trump Campaign Aide Pleads Guilty in Special Counsel Probe

    Third Trump Campaign Aide Pleads Guilty in Special Counsel Probe

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    For Rick Gates , this day in court was different. Now we know, thanks to a superseding indictment Special Counsel Robert Mueller obtained on Thursday against him and his longtime associate, Rick Gates , that the pair were paying themselves handsomely before, during, and after the presidential election.
  • GOP congresswoman says most mass murderers are 'Democrats'

    GOP congresswoman says most mass murderers are 'Democrats'

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    Tenney was discussing last week's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people and its aftermath Wednesday with talk show host Fred Dicker when the first-term Congresswoman from central NY made her comments, according to The Washington Post .
  • China Communist Party has proposed removing presidential term limits

    China Communist Party has proposed removing presidential term limits

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    Meaning, President Xi Jinping could stay in the office indefinitely because, for now, he has nearly completed his two terms, and will soon be asked to step down from the presidential seat. The Central Committee also proposed adding Xi's "thought" to the national constitution, joining Mao again. Xi Jinping is also the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China.
  • Delta, United Airlines become latest companies to cut NRA ties

    Delta, United Airlines become latest companies to cut NRA ties

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    A cybersecurity firm. Six vehicle rental brands. NRA members "are still able to purchase NRA-branded prepaid Visa debit cards because those are made available through a separate entity, NetSpend, which is now "reviewing the relationship" it has with the NRA", Sara Boboltz reports for HuffPost .
  • What's N. Korea up to with provocative visit?

    What's N. Korea up to with provocative visit?

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    They watched Kyle Mack finish second at the Big Air competition at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Center. Among those she met: Garrett Hines, a former USA bobsledder and Army reservist. "This is North Korea's way of threatening the United States and South Korea ". President Moon's efforts to facilitate the North's Olympic participation have been geared toward reopening channels of dialogue and engagement to find a peaceful way to halt Pyongyang's continuous missile and nuclear tests, which are ...
  • PM Modi encourage women empowerment on his radio show 'Mann Ki Baat'

    PM Modi encourage women empowerment on his radio show 'Mann Ki Baat'

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    Modi also spoke about a unique "trash festival" which was celebrated in Chhattisgarh to spread awareness about reusing waste creatively and recycling garbage. While reiterating his vision for "New India" by 2022, Modi said that the country was looking beyond the concept of women's development and talking in terms of development being led by women.
  • Global watchdog to put Pakistan back on terrorist financing watchlist

    Global watchdog to put Pakistan back on terrorist financing watchlist

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    A report issued by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) yesterday named nine countries with "strategic deficiencies", including Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Tunisia. Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal, in a weekly press briefing in Islamabad today, said Pakistan had serious concerns over the motion moved by the USA and United Kingdom at the FATF, Radio Pakistan reported.
  • UNSC Approves 30-Day Ceasefire in Syria

    UNSC Approves 30-Day Ceasefire in Syria

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    Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia responded saying it took so much time to reach an agreement because an immediate cessation of hostilities, which was originally called for by the sponsors, was "not feasible, . Council members also expressed concern that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime will not adhere to the immediate ceasefire. In 2015, Moscow joined the war on Assad's side, tipping the balance of power in his favor.
  • Death toll from govt. attacks tops 500 in Syria

    Death toll from govt. attacks tops 500 in Syria

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    The vote had originally been planned for 11am local time (16:00 GMT) on Friday. The association stated the blows were being taken out by both Syrian and Russian aircraft - even though Russia refuses close association. The streets have mostly remained empty. The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on Saturday that armed rebels in Eastern Ghouta have continued to attack residential neighborhoods in Damascus with "dozens of mortar and rocket shells and sniper fire".
  • When does The Walking Dead season 8 return?

    When does The Walking Dead season 8 return?

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    It's The Walking Dead's most depressing episode yet since the death or Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) and Glenn (Steven Yeun). But Carl doesn't have a right eye. For those who aren't aware, Carl's shirt in season one is a direct reference to one of the earliest works by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman: Science Dog, a character who you pretty much already know everything about based on his name.
  • GoM proposes April 1 date for e-way bill rollout

    GoM proposes April 1 date for e-way bill rollout

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    The GST Council , the body that takes all the GST related decisions, has chose to dump the earlier system of three monthly GST returns and instead chose to overhaul the whole system. Instead it had proposed continuing with the existing simpler summary return form GSTR 3B to be supplemented with details from invoices to be uploaded by suppliers on the GSTN .