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However, having failed to play a single minute of football for Barca this season, the 30-year-old has moved to Istanbul to kick-start his career. LaLiga's leaders also stated that they retain the right to sell Arda during this period, with Basaksehir holding an option to buy - although a price was not confirmed for this clause.
  • Carrie Underwood is a 'Champion' in new Ludacris collab for Super Bowl

    Carrie Underwood is a 'Champion' in new Ludacris collab for Super Bowl

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    After teasing the tune on Saturday (Jan. 7 ), Underwood officially unveiled the track - which, surprisingly, features rapper Ludacris - on Friday morning (Jan. A music video for the single is expected to air during the opening of the annual National Football League championship game on February 4. After she spoke, we looked at each other and said, "That's the one.' Later on, our Olympics producers listened to " The Champion " and decided that it would be a ideal complement for our Winter ...
  • Final Grade: Gov. Christie Exists as Most Unpopular NJ Governor on Record

    Final Grade: Gov. Christie Exists as Most Unpopular NJ Governor on Record

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    Christie, the first governor since Thomas Kean to serve two full four-year terms, said the state is better off than when-nine years ago, as USA attorney for the District of New Jersey-he chose to run for governor. He cited the fact that New Jersey's economy fell behind other states, despite the national recovery. But he was also criticized for testy exchanges with the public during town hall meetings and other encounters.
  • Africa calls Trump racist after "shithole" remark

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    Sources told Reuters on Thursday that Trump had questioned why the United States would want immigrants from "shithole countries" like Haiti and some African countries during a briefing on draft immigration legislation. She suggested that Trump's comments are getting so much attention because lawmakers are trying to deflect away from their lack of progress on comprehensive immigration reform.
  • Biggest drop in housing prices in a decade

    Biggest drop in housing prices in a decade

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    Customers who drove a hard bargain got reductions of up to 10% in apartment prices, in the form of cash discounts or freebies, says Knight Frank's latest report on the sector. Homebuyers have a narrow window of opportunity though, because the West Bengal Housing Industry Regulation Bill (HIRA) 2017, already passed by the State Assembly previous year, is expected to be notified soon.
  • Zeman leads Czech presidential vote, partial results show

    Zeman leads Czech presidential vote, partial results show

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    Babis dismissed the view that he made a power pact with Zeman. First round results are due out later Saturday. Its platform has been a fierce anti-immigration discourse and an open contempt for minorities and refugees. One of Milos Zeman's first acts as president was highly symbolic. Among his closest advisers is the founder of the Czech subsidiary of the Russian oil giant Lukoil.
  • 'Grow a pair of ovaries,' Martha McSally says in Trumpian campaign video

    'Grow a pair of ovaries,' Martha McSally says in Trumpian campaign video

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    But McSally's toughest test could come from former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio , a Republican who announced Tuesday that he was in the race. "She opposed Donald Trump as a candidate and has undermined him as president, which is why leading conservatives are rejecting McSally and are lining up behind a true reformer in Dr.
  • Trump defends immigration stance in tweet

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    He says they hope whatever immigration legislation comes out of Washington includes some sort of deal for the Dreamers. DACA has protected about 800,000 people who were brought to the US illegally as children or came with families who overstayed visas.
  • Switzerland rules lobsters must be stunned before they are boiled

    Switzerland rules lobsters must be stunned before they are boiled

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    The Swiss government ordered a ban on the boiling of live lobsters as part of efforts to reform its animal welfare laws. In the United Kingdom, such decapods are not classed as "animals" and therefore aren't covered by the Animal Welfare Act, so may be killed in the vengeful manner of your choosing.
  • Barty best of the Aussies in Sydney

    Barty best of the Aussies in Sydney

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    SYDNEY, Australia - Angelique Kerber won her ninth consecutive match to start the season, beating Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-4 to clinch the Sydney International title on Saturday. The Ipswich product opens her campaign against Belarusian and world No.69 Aryna Sabalenka in a quarter of the draw that could lead to a possible third-round match against world No.16 Elena Vesnina.
  • SC to hear plea for probe into judge BH Loya's death

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    As advocate Varinder Kumar Sharma initiated arguments briefly on behalf of the petitioner, Congress sympathiser and relative of Robert Vadra, Tehseen Poonawalla, the court said, "This matter requires bi-party hearing rather than exparte".
  • Person in custody after police chase Greyhound bus in northern IL

    Person in custody after police chase Greyhound bus in northern IL

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    A man with a gun was reportedly on the bus, the Lake County sheriff's office said. The bus eventually stopped on I-94 at Rt. 173. Those passengers were evacuated, and Greyhound is sending a release bus to transport them to Chicago. Approximately 40 passengers aboard the bus have been safely removed - and there are no injuries reported . Drivers are advised to avoid the area.
  • Local NAACP and Community Partners Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr

    Local NAACP and Community Partners Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr

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    Day of Service welcomes city residents to emulate Dr. King's leadership and compassion for others by volunteering in their communities. He also questioned the need for more Haitians, according to Sen. She said having the opportunity to be taught a new story of Dr. King is something each student should have the chance to learn. "When we go on to Google Maps and we go to search for Martin Luther King Park, it doesn't show up", Amanda Duran said.
  • African Union slams 'hurtful, upsetting' Trump remark

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    Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin said U.S. President Donald Trump repeatedly called African nations "shitholes" during a meeting with congressional leaders on Thursday . Trump also reportedly followed up the remark by asking why "people from countries like Norway " don't migrate as much to the U.S. Trump said on Twitter on Friday he merely used " tough " language when discussing a new immigration bill with a group of USA senators.
  • Illinois Girl, 11, Can Take Medical Marijuana at School, Judge Agrees

    Illinois Girl, 11, Can Take Medical Marijuana at School, Judge Agrees

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    The commitment made to Judge John Blakey on Friday came two days after the student's parents sued Schaumburg-based District 54 and the state for the girl's right to take medical marijuana at school. Under her doctors' recommendations, the girl wears a medical cannabis patch on her foot, which contains small amounts of THC, the component of marijuana that can make users high.
  • Trump says US-Norway ties 'robust'

    Trump says US-Norway ties 'robust'

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    President Trump declined to commit Wednesday to an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller , claiming his testimony isn't necessary for the Russian Federation investigation he called a "Democrat hoax". Schiff added that GOP leaders refused to seek testimony from additional witnesses with knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting, including Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and the president's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump.
  • Pence to lead United States delegation to Olympics in South Korea

    Pence to lead United States delegation to Olympics in South Korea

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    A joint march at the opening ceremony would be a stunning statement for the so-dubbed "Peace Olympics ", which will open about 80 kms from the heavily fortified Korean border on February 9. It isn't clear which North Korean athletes will take advantage of wildcard entries reportedly under consideration by the IOC. Cross-country skiers and speed skaters are understood to be among those who could benefit.
  • Men Were an Unsurprising Disappointment at the Golden Globes

    Men Were an Unsurprising Disappointment at the Golden Globes

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    He added: 'Oprah would be a lot of fun. "I want all of the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon", she declared at the Los Angeles prizegiving. Speaking ahead of a press conference in London, Meryl Streep , who co-stars in The Post alongside Tom Hanks, echoed Spielberg's ringing endorsement, saying she has all the right qualities for leadership.
  • Republican Leaders File Motion To Put Gerrymander Ruling On Hold

    Republican Leaders File Motion To Put Gerrymander Ruling On Hold

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    It will be up to the nation's top court to sort out which ruling was right - or whether there's some wrinkle that makes them both valid. Voters are shifted into districts where their votes won't matter, either because their party's candidate can't win or is already sure to win.
  • There is much to learn from the ANC, says Kenyatta

    There is much to learn from the ANC, says Kenyatta

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    President Kenyatta also explained that he would "participate in the African National Congress (South Africa's ruling party) 106 birthday celebrations" on Saturday at East London's Buffalo City Stadium in the Eastern Cape. "We need to develop that relationship to benefit our people and countries", he said. On its part, South Africa has a long history of mining gold and diamonds, among other minerals, and Kenya can gain a lot from the experience and expertise.
  • Trump Denies Insulting Term at White House Meeting

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    A Haitian immigrant who lives in Maryland says he hopes most Americans see it differently. Not with the same hurtful and racially divisive rhetoric that he uses. "The so-called bipartisan DACA deal presented yesterday (Friday) to myself and a group of Republican Senators and Congressmen was a big step backwards", he said.
  • Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Trades Expensive While Oracle Corporation (ORCL) Is Underpriced

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    The "percentage off the 52-week high or low" refers to when a stock current price is relative to where it has traded over the last 52 weeks. About 5.42M shares traded or 66.49% up from the average. Manchester Capital Management LLC now owns 3,606 shares of the network equipment provider's stock worth $113,000 after purchasing an additional 350 shares during the period.
  • NBC Says Super Bowl Ads Nearly Sold Out

    NBC Says Super Bowl Ads Nearly Sold Out

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    NBC has less than 10 ad spots left to sell a little less than a month ahead of Super Bowl 52, the network says. The figure includes $900 million for the Olympics in South Korea, which start February 9. In 2017, viewership dropped nearly 10 percent to 14.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem last season to protest racial inequality and police brutality.
  • Indian helicopter missing with 7 on board

    Indian helicopter missing with 7 on board

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    The Dauphin N3 chopper, VT PWA , took off at 10.20 am and lost contact with Mumbai ATC and ONGC 15 minutes later. Three bodies have been recovered, Coast Guard said. Meanwhile, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tweeted, "Spoke to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman & requested for help from Coast Guard and other agencies in the search and rescue operations; CMDONGC has rushed to Mumbai ".
  • After Rajasthan, CMs of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh oppose Padmavat release

    After Rajasthan, CMs of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh oppose Padmavat release

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    The film has been granted clearance from the Central Board for Film Certification ( CBFC ) after shortening of the title and some modifications in the script. "There is no change in our stand". Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said their governments would not allow the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat in the states, News18 reported.
  • Boat with 40 children capsizes in Maharashtra

    Boat with 40 children capsizes in Maharashtra

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    Around 25 students have been rescued, and search operation is on for the others, said Manjunath Singe, SP Palghar. The Coast guard immediately went into rescue operations and around 35 students have been rescued. Helicopters from Daman, which is near Dahanu , have also been launched, a Coast Guard spokesperson said. Dahanu is a coastal town and a municipal council in Palghar district of Maharashtra state in Konkan division.
  • What Does Judge's Decision Mean For DACA Recipients Now?

    What Does Judge's Decision Mean For DACA Recipients Now?

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    White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the judge's decision was "outrageous" and any decision on the program should be left to Congress . Trump told senators in the Oval Office, according to a source briefed on the meeting, the comments from which were first reported by The Washington Post .
  • Power expected to be restored to Puerto Rico by March

    Power expected to be restored to Puerto Rico by March

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    Food and Drug Administration said last week it believes IV fluid shortages will start to ease over the next few weeks, but stressed that the production situation in Puerto Rico remains "fragile". "A lot of it is these medications we would mix in these bags, if we can give them directly instead of intravenously we are doing that through a syringe".
  • Trump tweets support for anti-government protesters in Iran

    Trump tweets support for anti-government protesters in Iran

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    Reacting to the unrest Tuesday, Khamenei said Iran's " enemies " were inciting the protesters . In the southwestern city of Ahvaz, police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of demonstrators. Trump wasted no time in blasting the Iranian government on Twitter . Such respect for the people of Iran as they try to take back their corrupt government.
  • Winter storm, possible flooding in forecast

    Winter storm, possible flooding in forecast

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    A Winter Weather Advisory means total snow and sleet accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected. " Most of the area will receive 0.3" to 0.70" of rain on Friday . The ice accumulation from this storm will be a couple hundredths of an inch, or a "light glazing", Walsh said. Morning drivers will be contending with rain, sleet and some freezing rain .
  • Forecasters warn of potential ice jams this weekend

    Forecasters warn of potential ice jams this weekend

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    On Saturday, the temperature will drop below freezing once again, and may cause the leftover rain to become freezing rain, and the wetness to flash freeze. Snowmelt or rain on top of snow can occur, along with the breakup of a jam, and increase the level of flooding. Ice jams typically occur when temperatures above freezing cause ice to begin to thaw into big chunks.
  • PM congratulates ISRO team for the successful launch of its 100th satellite

    PM congratulates ISRO team for the successful launch of its 100th satellite

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    The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle ( PSLV ) has launched "Cartosat-2" series satellite along with 30 co-passenger satellite at 9.28 a.m. ISRO has also adopted an optimum sequence so as to avoid any kind of collisions. As an observational satellite, Cartosat will beam high-quality images for cartographic, urban and rural applications, coastal land use and regulation and utility management like road network monitoring.
  • Queen Elizabeth and how her crown could break her neck

    Queen Elizabeth and how her crown could break her neck

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    The whereabouts of the precious stone were not even divulged to the Queen . In the program, the queen notes that the crown has been reduced in height since being worn by her father, King George VI. "I mean, it just remains itself". Anxious that the weight of the elaborate jewels at the centrepiece of her crown would injure her neck, she quips: "So there are some disadvantages to crowns , but otherwise they're quite important things".
  • French league suspend goal-line technology after

    French league suspend goal-line technology after "serious errors"

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    The decision covers all competitions under its jurisdiction, including the top-flight Ligue 1 and league cup. According to the LFP, it met with GoalControl last month to express its dissatisfaction that occurred in several Ligue 1 matches, including this incident where technology indicated to the official that a Troyes shot on goal had crossed the line when it had not.
  • Maryland Falls at Ohio State

    Maryland Falls at Ohio State

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    With all this said, Bates-Diop has kept to himself and not let anything be about him while Ohio State continues to shock not only the Big Ten, but all of college basketball. The veiled reference to JaQuan Lyle, who scored 22 points in last year's 72-67 Ohio State win at Value City Arena, wasn't hard to catch. "As long as we go in there and play hard and like I said, play well defensively we think we can play with them", Huerter said.
  • England boss Southgate explains why Nigeria Wembley clash June 2

    England boss Southgate explains why Nigeria Wembley clash June 2

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    Gareth Southgate's side will play Nigeria at Wembley Stadium on Saturday June 2 and then travel north where they will host Costa Rica at Elland Road, Leeds United's ground, on Thursday June 7. Southgate had initially planned for three games in June prior to the squad's departure for Russian Federation, but sources have told ESPN FC that he has now settled on two fixtures in order to spend more time fine-tuning the team's preparations at the National Football Centre at St George's Park.
  • Pak stops Intel co-op after U.S. aid freeze

    Pak stops Intel co-op after U.S. aid freeze

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    Peace and diplomacy should be the goal", tweeted Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, one of the few voices in the US Congress still speaking up for Pakistan. "The United States has tuned Afghanistan into another Vietnam as it needs a scapegoat". "Pakistani-Americans are patriotic and have served our nation in battle".