• Wagga doing it's part for doomsday seed project

    Wagga doing it's part for doomsday seed project

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    It's created to hold 2.25 billion seeds, encompassing 4.5 million crop varieties. In an event of natural calamities or man-made destruction, any government in the world can access the seeds in its safekeeping in order to restart life anywhere else.
  • Michael McCormack replaces Barnaby Joyce as Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader

    Michael McCormack replaces Barnaby Joyce as Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader

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    ANCAP chair Wendy Machin commended the appointment, with Mr McCormack having previously witnessed a live ANCAP crash test during his time as assistant minister to the deputy prime minister from September 2015 to February 2016. "No member of Parliament should publicly disclose the identity of people who make confidential sexual harassment complaints", Labor's Tanya Plibersek said.
  • Virtual Syria? Sharp-Eyed Russians Spot Video-Game Footage In State TV Report

    Virtual Syria? Sharp-Eyed Russians Spot Video-Game Footage In State TV Report

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    It was during this fast-moving sequence showing Su-25 "Frogfoot" jets in action, that the game footage appeared and was quickly spotted by users of the social network Pikabu . While minor and mildly embarrassing at worst, the incident is the latest in a series of media mishaps featuring footage from video games, or other sources, being presented as something else.
  • North Korea Slams Latest US Sanctions as 'Act of War'

    North Korea Slams Latest US Sanctions as 'Act of War'

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    But it took the President almost 80 minutes to mention the sanctions - which he did only briefly - at the end of his free-wheeling speech. He was asked if "all options" would be on the table if sanctions fail. Japan joined the United States in supporting the request concerning three of the 33 vessels for carrying out ship-to-ship transfers of oil destined for North Korea in violation of UN resolutions.
  • Patrick Brown ends bid to reclaim former job

    Patrick Brown ends bid to reclaim former job

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    Brown had resigned from his party post after he was alleged to sexually ill-treat two women. His campaign was short-lived, though; on February 26, he removed himself from the race, saying that his latest leadership bid was "a source of distraction" as the Tories gear up to fight Premier Kathleen Wynne's Liberals in the June 7 election.
  • West Virginia teachers walkout over low pay enters fourth day

    West Virginia teachers walkout over low pay enters fourth day

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    At the heart of the strike is a bill signed last Wednesday by West Virginia Governor Jim Justice that gave teachers a 2% raise in July and a 1% raise in 2020 and 2021. "He looked right back and me and said, 'wouldn't it be an investment to invest in smart teachers that would make me smart, and then I could in turn turn around and do smart, good things for our state?" the governor recalled.
  • EU, Arab League affirm Jerusalem must be joint capital

    EU, Arab League affirm Jerusalem must be joint capital

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    The Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Organization Saeb Erekat said the embassy move disqualifies the United States as an arbiter of the stalled Middle East peace negotiations, claiming that the USA can't be a part of the solution because it has become part of the problem.
  • Amid tensions, Trump aide says United States seeking 'new relationship' with Pakistan

    Amid tensions, Trump aide says United States seeking 'new relationship' with Pakistan

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    Initially, so certain was Pakistan of China's assistance in discouraging the United States and also others from placing it on a fear financing watchlist that its foreign minister also tweeted claiming he was "happy to buddies that aided". "But their idea was just to embarrass Pakistan". The officials blame Saeed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, which killed 166 people. Lu Kang remarked that as an all-weather strategic partner of Pakistan, China would continue to strengthen its communication and ...
  • PPP's Kaira hails decision of Shehbaz being made PML-N president

    PPP's Kaira hails decision of Shehbaz being made PML-N president

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    The promotion of Shahbaz Sharif comes after the Supreme Court past year toppled his elder brother Nawaz following corruption allegations, then last week banned him from leading his eponymous Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party. Vow to work day in and day out to come up to the expectation of the party leadership & workers. The Sharif clan and their supporters have repeatedly denied allegations of corruption, suggesting Nawaz is the victim of a conspiracy driven by Pakistan's powerful ...
  • Israel blames F-16 downing in Syria operation on 'pilot error'

    Israel blames F-16 downing in Syria operation on 'pilot error'

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    Iran has built a new military base near Damascus operated by the terrorist Al-Quds brigade, according to the US Fox News network. "Its actions did not match the needed order of priorities to address the missile threat it faced", the report said , according to Haaretz.
  • Trump Reportedly Wants Drug Dealers to Face the Death Penalty

    Trump Reportedly Wants Drug Dealers to Face the Death Penalty

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    President Donald Trump is a big fan of Singapore's use of the death penalty for drug trafficking offenses and often tells confidants that drug dealers should be punished with the death penalty, Axios reported Sunday evening, citing sources who have spoken with the President.
  • Oakland mayor warns of Bay Area ICE sweeps

    Oakland mayor warns of Bay Area ICE sweeps

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    Oakland , Calif., Mayor Libby Schaaf (D) warned city residents Saturday night of pending immigration raids in the Bay Area. Mayor Liccardo released a statement where he said "Regardless of the truth of these rumors, my message to our immigrant residents remains the same: we have your back".
  • DR Congo protests: Anti-Kabila protestors killed

    DR Congo protests: Anti-Kabila protestors killed

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    Three weeks later, the police and army shot dead at least six people, the United Nations said. In Kisangani, hundreds marched but quickly retreated into a Cathedral when police used tear gas and began firing bullets. The government said just two people died in those protests. As with previous protest marches, internet, mobile data and phone messaging were all cut across Congo early on Sunday.
  • Gattuso on hot streak: Milan listened to me

    Gattuso on hot streak: Milan listened to me

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    The league's leading scorer Ciro Immobile also netted a penalty as Lazio moved up to third, a point above Inter Milan and two above Roma , which hosts AC Milan later. "The coach really cares about the squad and we've come together under him". Before the match against Sassuolo, Lazio's sporting director Igli Tare had confirmed the club had rejected a 70 million euro ($86 million) bid for Milinkovic-Savic, with Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain among the ...
  • Bijepur by-poll results: BJD's Rita Sahu leading

    Bijepur by-poll results: BJD's Rita Sahu leading

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    Ironically, BJD fielded Rita Sahu , wife of incumbent MLA late Subal Sahu, as its candidate for the by-poll, while Ashok Panigrahi left BJD and became saffron party's candidate. A total of 13 candidates are in the fray for Bijepur Assembly seat. The BJP may place it as continuation of the trend in three-tier panchayat elections in February previous year when it emerged as the main opposition party, reducing the Congress to a distant third space.
  • Gov. Inslee to Trump: We need less tweeting here and more listening

    Gov. Inslee to Trump: We need less tweeting here and more listening

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    I've listened to law enforcement who have said they don't want to have to train teachers as law enforcement [agents] which takes about six months. "I just think that this is a circumstance where we have to listen". He unveiled the plans as a reaction to last week's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. In addition to arming teachers , the president also said he supports raising the minimum age to buy semi-automatic rifles and improving the background ...
  • Most Florida voters are opposed to arming teachers

    Most Florida voters are opposed to arming teachers

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    In a separate question, with different wording, pollsters found 53 percent support and 42 percent oppose a nationwide ban on the sale of all "semi-automatic rifles". A second statewide poll released Wednesday showed Florida voters want a ban on assault weapons and don't want educators carrying guns. The margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points.
  • Judge: Tarps covering Confederate statues must be removed

    Judge: Tarps covering Confederate statues must be removed

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    Heyer was killed when a white nationalist drove his vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters at 4th and Water Streets. In response to the incident, the City Council voted for the Jackson statue to also be torn down, but Moore issued an injunction preventing this amid a pending lawsuit by a group of Confederate heritage enthusiasts seeking to preserve the monuments.
  • TN CM condoles death of Kanchi seer

    TN CM condoles death of Kanchi seer

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    He said in a tweet message that the Shankaracharya will live on in the hearts and minds of lakhs of devotees due to his exemplary service and noblest thoughts. "Sometimes I'd drive down, see the size of the crowd, and turn back to go home". He was arrested in 2004 for the sensational murder of Sankararaman, the then manager of Varadaraja Perumal temple in Kancheepuram .
  • Amit Shah mimics Rahul Gandhi at Karnataka rally

    Amit Shah mimics Rahul Gandhi at Karnataka rally

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    Every action would have a reaction. Many states including Gujarat, Uttara Pradesh have procured food grains from their own resource and later claimed to the union government to reimburse the cost of the procurement of food grains, which they have purchased on MSP.
  • See Pics: Mumbaikars thank Army after inauguration of newly constructed FOBs

    See Pics: Mumbaikars thank Army after inauguration of newly constructed FOBs

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    He added that 22 more have been planned to be constructed by June, and 56 more have been sanctioned and will be provided within the next 12 months. The report also says an inauguration function is likely to be held, which will be attended by Union Railway minister Piyush Goyal , Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis .
  • Carjacking suspect arrested after wild chase, 2nd carjacking

    Carjacking suspect arrested after wild chase, 2nd carjacking

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    But the man stepped on the accelerator - almost pinning Kozlowski between two vehicles as the suspect sped away. Update: Badly injured Santa Ana police K-9 almost loses all of his teeth while chasing down carjacker. Ricky Kozloski, the brother of the woman, told NBC Los Angeles he and his sister were not hurt but they almost got hit before Padilla sped off. Padilla drove away in the SUV, which shortly lost its tires near Kaiser and Gillette avenues, police said.
  • Vegetarian & Mediterranean diet will protect your heart too

    Vegetarian & Mediterranean diet will protect your heart too

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    The two diets are similar in many ways, which may explain why they're equally effective at reducing heart disease risk, Cheryl Anderson wrote in an accompanying commentary. To assess the secondary outcomes, detailed measurements of body weight, body composition, and cardiovascular risk factors such as lipids, markers of glycemia, oxidative stress, and inflammation were taken during the study, at five staggered clinical evaluation periods.
  • UPS suing European Commission

    UPS suing European Commission

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    The Atlanta, Georgia-based company said its compensation request was based on estimates of lost business made by independent experts. UPS is reportedly suing the European Union over the European regulators' decision to veto its projected take-over of TNT Express.
  • Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Gives Out 100 Millionth Free Book

    Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Gives Out 100 Millionth Free Book

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    Each month, the program now mails a specially selected, high-quality, age appropriate book to over 1 million registered children from birth until they start Kindergarten in participating communities. She said her mother used to read stories from it to her and her 11 siblings. Called " 100 Million Stories ", a film crew will travel to cities where the organization has launched its operation and interview families who have enrolled to its book programs.
  • Bemidji High School graduation rate hits 15-year high

    Bemidji High School graduation rate hits 15-year high

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    Data released by the Minnesota Department of Education on Tuesday puts the district-wide rate at 75.92 percent a year ago. Tech High School's graduation rate was up slightly past year, at 86.07 percent, while Apollo High School's rate fell to 80 percent, a drop of more than five percent from 2016.
  • A dreamy wedding! Dipika Kakar and Shoaib Ibrahim's reception pictures are unbelievable

    A dreamy wedding! Dipika Kakar and Shoaib Ibrahim's reception pictures are unbelievable

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    After a relatively low-key wedding in Bhopal, Sasural Simar Ka actors Dipika Kakar and Shoaib Ibrahim hosted a grand reception in Mumbai for friends and colleagues from the TV industry. After lavish wedding ceremonies last week, now the newlyweds held a wedding reception party with TV stars gracing the occasion. In one of the videos that is doing the rounds on social media, Shoaib was seen with the dhol, while Dipika was seen dancing.
  • With Olympics over, Team Korea goes back to being two countries

    With Olympics over, Team Korea goes back to being two countries

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    After the event ended, Trump spoke with some of the South Korean athletes who were guests of the delegation and posed for selfies. Kim Yong Chol, who Seoul believes masterminded two attacks in 2010 that killed 50 South Koreans, was in South Korea for the end of the Olympics.
  • Five people killed after explosion and building collapse in Leicester, UK

    Five people killed after explosion and building collapse in Leicester, UK

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    There are no immediate links to terror, however an investigation into the blast is ongoing. Leah had been a volunteer worker with the Leicestershire hospice charity, LOROS, which provides care and support for terminally ill people and their families, since September previous year, working in the day therapy centre in Leicester and on other projects.
  • Steelers' Sean Davis Sued for Allegedly Mocking Teen in Snapchat Video

    Steelers' Sean Davis Sued for Allegedly Mocking Teen in Snapchat Video

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    The parents of the teenager in question allege that as a result of the video, in which he is visible, he was subject to weeks of harassment and bullying at school. He then invited the boy and two friends to Steelers training camp and his own personal football camp, but the family declined that offer. The PG reports the lawsuit claims cyberbullying, libel, slander and intentional infliction of emotional distress, and was filed in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court last week.
  • Maldives to hold presidential poll in September

    Maldives to hold presidential poll in September

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    Emmerson, a United Nations special rapporteur until previous year, is also a member of Nasheed's pro-bono global legal team, which includes high-profile rights lawyer Amal Clooney. "The government will ensure that the state of emergency is lifted as soon as the threats posed to national security are addressed satisfactorily", the ministry said in a statement.
  • Modi a 'fantastic man', but U.S. is 'getting nothing'

    Modi a 'fantastic man', but U.S. is 'getting nothing'

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    Speaking at the India-Korea Business Summit, organised by the CII and DIPP, he said his government had worked towards creating a stable business environment and had removed arbitrariness in decision-making. The Prime Minister also said India has all three factors of the economy. I admired the way they have created and sustained a global brand. The US President went on with his dig as he said that the US gets "zero percent" while buying an Indian motorcycle.
  • North Korea tells USA to dismantle nuclear arsenal first

    North Korea tells USA to dismantle nuclear arsenal first

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    At the Olympics opening ceremony earlier this month, the North Korean leader's sister, Kim Yo Jong, shared a VIP box with Moon and Vice President Mike Pence, who led a separate US delegation, creating some awkward moments. Leader Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong attended the opening ceremony. Kim Yo Jong had no interaction with US Vice President Mike Pence at the opening ceremony just over two weeks ago, even though they were just a few seats apart.
  • US Pres. Trump appoints former aide to lead 2020 re-election bid

    US Pres. Trump appoints former aide to lead 2020 re-election bid

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    Parscale, 42, is a relatively unknown political figure but is considered to be highly regarded within Trump's circle. Heavily bearded and well over 2m tall, the 41-year-old looks more like a Viking berserker than a Washington operative. "And I moved it to MI and Wisconsin", he said. "I would not want a foreign entity to meddle in our election", Mr Parscale said during an interview with 60 Minutes in which he said he was bothered by fact that Facebook admitted Russians spent at least ...
  • Militant killed, police constable injured in grenade blast in Tral

    Militant killed, police constable injured in grenade blast in Tral

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    This content is restricted to site members. However, the grenade missed the target, and instead killed Chopan and injured a policeman, said the police. "Chopan was apprehended by Sopore police under section 7/27 Arms Act". A complete shutdown was observed in the area. All the shops and business establishment remained shut while transport too remained off the roads.
  • Jacinda Ardern wasn't fazed by uncomfortable Aussie 60 Minutes interview

    Jacinda Ardern wasn't fazed by uncomfortable Aussie 60 Minutes interview

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    Mr Wooley has been criticised on social media by television viewers for asking when Ms Ardern's baby was conceived and describing the prime minister as young and attractive. "It's fair to say that I couldn't recall there being anything from the interview that particularly stood out to me", she said on Monday (26 February).