• Russian Federation urges restraint after Israeli air strikes target Iranian forces in Syria
Russian Federation urges restraint after Israeli air strikes target Iranian forces in Syria

Russia , whose forces began intervening on behalf of Assad in 2015, expressed its concern and urged both sides to exercise restraint and avoid escalation. The F-16 crashed in northern after facing heavy anti-aircraft counter fire from. Iran, along with Russian Federation - which had helped prop up the Assad government - denied that any of its dro...

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  • Crucial 72-hour limit passes after Taiwan quake
Crucial 72-hour limit passes after Taiwan quake

Taiwan authorities are continuing their search for 5 Chinese people who were in a building damaged by this week's quake. The injured included mainland Chinese, Czech, Japanese, Singaporean and South Korean nationals. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen visited those sheltering in schools and other sites as a safeguard against repeated aftershocks. Br...

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  • Oxfam denies 'Haiti prostitutes cover-up' after quake disaster
Oxfam denies 'Haiti prostitutes cover-up' after quake disaster

President of Murray Edwards Dame Barbara Stocking is facing allegations that she was involved in the cover up of a recent Oxfam scandal, in which prostitutes were hired by aid workers in Haiti . The report explained that the misconduct related to inappropriate sexual behaviour, bullying, harassment and the intimidation of staff. She said: "We ar...

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  • Senate leaders announce budget deal with huge spending increases
Senate leaders announce budget deal with huge spending increases

The two-year deal, which would increase current spending caps by roughly $300 billion, would include a major boost for military spending, with slightly smaller increases for domestic programs. Congress was set to vote Thursday night on a deal to fund the government. The vote was 245-182. Those increases sounded alarm bells with fiscal hawks l...

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  • No. 3 Official at Department of Justice Is Stepping Down
No. 3 Official at Department of Justice Is Stepping Down

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been repeatedly criticized by Trump. A source familiar with Brand's plans said she is going to accept a job with Walmart. At that event, Mr. Sessions thanked her for her "strong leadership as our third in command at the department". Firing Rosenstein would be a colossal move by Trump.

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  • Prime Minister Modi to have packed schedule during UAE visit
Prime Minister Modi to have packed schedule during UAE visit

The interview, which was published on 7 February, was largely centered around the prime minister's personal interests and daily routines, but it also shed light on his bilateral visit to the UAE and the agenda he seeks to pursue when he meets the leadership of UAE.

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  • Dams that supply Cape Town fall further as water crisis looms
Dams that supply Cape Town fall further as water crisis looms

These comments emerge as ratings agency Moody's Investor Services indicated that the water crisis poses a credit risk to Cape Town's debt rating, which is now rated at the lowest level of investment grade - Baa3. Last month officials of the South African city warned that a combination of unprecedented drought and unsustainable water consumption m...

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  • N.Korea rules out talks with United States during Olympics
N.Korea rules out talks with United States during Olympics

The more hawkish view is the North Koreans are taking a conciliatory stance to put pressure on the alliance between the USA and South Korea. The U.N. To complicate matters further, Kim Yo-jong, who oversees the North Korean regime's propaganda, is blacklisted under sanctions, while Pence will be accompanied by the father of Otto Warmbier, the A...

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  • Bush indicts Russia of meddling in 2016 US presidential election
Bush indicts Russia of meddling in 2016 US presidential election

Bush also said , however, that "whether ( Russia ) affected the outcome is another question". "It's problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election system", he added. "They've got to get it fixed". Though Bush has avoided explicitly criticizing the Trump administration, he has voiced veiled opposition toward the president's "Amer...

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  • Bermuda bans same-sex marriage, allows domestic partnerships instead
Bermuda bans same-sex marriage, allows domestic partnerships instead

MPs have called Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's inaction a "source of great shame". Prime Minister Theresa May's official spokesman added: "We are seriously disappointed that the Domestic Partnership Bill removes the right for same-sex couples to marry in Bermuda".

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  • CNN gives airtime to a literal Nazi
CNN gives airtime to a literal Nazi

Arthur Jones is the only Republican running, so he is poised to automatically make it though the primary stage of the election process. In another section called "Hate Speech?" the Jones campaign cites a document that includes quotes from American presidents, Charles Lindbergh, and the Bible meant to suggest racial and religious supremacy.

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  • Black Lives Matter activist fatally shot in New Orleans
Black Lives Matter activist fatally shot in New Orleans

You can donate to the GoFundMe now. They spotted a black mountain bike across the street "covered in blood along the right side of the bike", the report said. "I'm always saddened to hear about any young person who loses their life in the mean streets of New Orleans ", Malcolm Suber, a coordinator for Take 'Em Down NOLA , a group that advocates f...

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  • Polish president signs Holocaust bill, triggers Israeli, US criticism
Polish president signs Holocaust bill, triggers Israeli, US criticism

Duda also said he would send the legislation, which now comes into force, to the Constitutional Tribunal to rule on whether it conforms with guarantees for freedom of speech. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared last week that "we have no tolerance for the distortion of the truth and rewriting history or denying the Holocaust".

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  • Justin Trudeau backtracks on 'peoplekind' comment, calls it a 'dumb joke'
Justin Trudeau backtracks on 'peoplekind' comment, calls it a 'dumb joke'

Mr Trudeau said he wouldn't be "making any more jokes" following the comment he made at a Q&A session at the MacEwan University in Edmonton. The Toronto Sun's editorial page and many social media called the prime minister's behavior " mansplaining " and political correctness run amok.

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  • Rajya Sabha: Naidu expresses concern over negative perception of House
Rajya Sabha: Naidu expresses concern over negative perception of House

Asserting that there is a "huge opportunity for discussing all political and economic issues in Parliament", Jaitley fumed at the way the Congress-led opposition is resorting to disrupting proceedings of the House. I spoke today in Rajya Sabha. TMC's Derek O'Brien was seen in the House waving a paper, saying, "Governor of the State can't interfere....

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  • Palestinian man killed by Israeli gunfire in Nablus: medics
Palestinian man killed by Israeli gunfire in Nablus: medics

Clashes also broke out in the contact points in Halhul town, north of Hebron, as the soldiers raided a number of houses belonging to the Zamaa'ra family in the town. Israeli soldiers launched a manhunt for the suspect in the area early on Tuesday, Bethlehem-based Ma'an News Agency said. A Fatah spokesman, Osama Qawassmeh, said that death of Jarra...

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  • PM Modi's wife injured in accident in Rajasthan
PM Modi's wife injured in accident in Rajasthan

After this, he was sent to the hospital. In this connection, Mathura had also come in the recent past. There were 7 people traveling in the MPV at the time of crash, which happened on a highway near Rajasthan's Chittorgarh district. Police have launched an inquiry to find out what caused the accident. "She is getting primary health check-up done"...

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  • Trumped: US president wants a parade like Macron
Trumped: US president wants a parade like Macron

Even before becoming the U.S. president, aides reported that Donald Trump had considered a military parade to mark his inauguration. A date has not yet been set for the proposed parade, but likely occasions are Independence Day on 4 July and Veterans Day on 11 November.

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  • Journalist who exposed Joyce's affair speaks out
Journalist who exposed Joyce's affair speaks out

News broke this week that Nationals leader and Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce's new partner, a former staffer in his office, was pregnant. "I am not going to say therefore just because I failed I'm going to completely change my views and definition", he said .

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  • Macron to make USA state visit in late April
Macron to make USA state visit in late April

Speaking at a ceremony in the city of Ajaccio, Macron said Corsica had been "sullied" by the killing, for which nationalist Yvan Colonna is serving a life sentence, and that there would be "no forgetting and no amnesty". "We are convinced that Mr Macron is a man intelligent enough to understand the situation" and "that what we want to do is in th...

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  • Sarah Sanders: 'I Don't Really Care What Sen. Flake Has to Say'
Sarah Sanders: 'I Don't Really Care What Sen. Flake Has to Say'

What's more , Trump reached out to Democrats and sought their support for a compromise measure to extend President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. The commander-in-chief made the comments a day earlier in OH while visiting a factory to tout his tax cuts. They will be the minority who vote in 2020 for ...

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  • UN Probes Reports Of Fresh Chemical Attacks On Rebel-Held Syrian Towns
UN Probes Reports Of Fresh Chemical Attacks On Rebel-Held Syrian Towns

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 10 towns in the Eastern Ghouta region outside Damascus were bombed on Tuesday. "Twenty-nine civilians were killed and dozens were wounded", said the war monitor's head, Rami Abdel Rahman.

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  • 30 people reportedly trapped in hotel after natural disaster hits Taiwan
30 people reportedly trapped in hotel after natural disaster hits Taiwan

The hotel that collapsed is located in the coastal city of Hualien. A hotel and a residential block were the worst hit by the quake in the port city of Hualien, according to the national fire agency. Emily Clarke and friends were staying at a hostel in an area just out of Hualien when the quake struck this morning about 11.50pm local time (4.50...

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  • State of emergency in Maldives to 'probe coup' as judges arrested
State of emergency in Maldives to 'probe coup' as judges arrested

Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed , who's now in exile, has called on nearby India and the U.S.to intervene in the crisis. According to reports, Maldives former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, chief justice of Supreme Court Abdulla Saeed and another judge Ali Hameed have been arrested.

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  • Seven Turkish soldiers die in Afrin offensive in Syria
Seven Turkish soldiers die in Afrin offensive in Syria

The latest casualties come after seven Turkish troops were killed on Saturday, including five in a tank attack, the heaviest single-day loss of the campaign so far. Within a week after the announcement, Ankara launched an offensive in Syria's Kurdish enclave of Afrin code-named Olive Branch and aimed at eliminating terrorists in the region.

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  • Iran: US threatening Russian Federation with new nuclear weapons
Iran: US threatening Russian Federation with new nuclear weapons

Greg Weaver, deputy director of strategic capabilities at the Pentagon, told Reuters the us would be willing to limit developing the sea-launched missile if Russian Federation would "redress the imbalance in non-strategic nuclear forces".

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  • Akali Dal MP Naresh Gujral takes on BJP, supports TDP
Akali Dal MP Naresh Gujral takes on BJP, supports TDP

The TDP said it was "disappointed" that the FM did not address the state's needs but the party won't opt out of the alliance yet. Telugu Desam Party (TDP), part of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), protested in Lok Sabha over the budget on Tuesday, forcing a brief adjournment.

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  • England Sevens finish seventh at Hamilton sevens
England Sevens finish seventh at Hamilton sevens

The New Zealand Rugby Union and World Rugby said the inaugural event in Hamilton over the weekend was a success, but New Zealand must now tender to host a series from 2020 onwards. It's really important that we keep on learning, growing and finding new ways to get better. Focus now shifts to next month's (March 2-4) fifth round in Las Vegas, US...

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  • Top ANC committee to meet after talks with Zuma
Top ANC committee to meet after talks with Zuma

The NWC was only scheduled to meet again next Monday. In a letter to the EFF leader Julius Malema‚ Mbete had informed that "the determination had taken into account the programme of the National Assembly‚ including the state of the nation address‚ debate on the address‚ the president's reply to the debate and the tabling of the national budget on...

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  • Global Investrs Summit focuses on Economic ties with ASEAN & BBN
Global Investrs Summit focuses on Economic ties with ASEAN & BBN

The main ambition of the event, held with the help of our Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Naredra Modi, is to provide the youngsters of the state with a better tomorrow by taking initiatives today and providing platforms for youth to enhance their skills.

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  • House Speaker Ryan deletes tweet praising $1.50 pay increase
House Speaker Ryan deletes tweet praising $1.50 pay increase

In a tweet sent at 11:51 a.m., Ryan linked to an Associated Press article about workers starting to see increase in their paychecks from the GOP's tax bill . Still, many on Twitter wondered why Ryan celebrated a $78 annual raise, including California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who wrote "you shouldn't go around praising yourself for giving a worki...

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  • Trump to withdraw nomination of climate skeptic as environmental adviser
Trump to withdraw nomination of climate skeptic as environmental adviser

A climate-change skeptic won't become President Trump's chief environmental aide after her nomination toiled in the Senate for months. The White House plans to withdraw its controversial nomination of Kathleen Hartnett-White to lead the Council on Environmental Quality, HuffPost has confirmed.

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  • China accuses USA of 'Cold War mentality' over nuclear policy
China accuses USA of 'Cold War mentality' over nuclear policy

The U.S. Department of Defense said its nuclear strategy seeks to "prevent Beijing from mistakenly concluding" it could gain regional territorial advantage by using its nuclear weapons. The 74-page report, the Pentagon's first since 2010, cast China as "a major challenge to U.S. interests in Asia". The spokesman added that his country also wants ...

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  • White House source tells CNN: Trump firing Mueller is still a 'possibility'
White House source tells CNN: Trump firing Mueller is still a 'possibility'

The White House didn't respond to questions about the possibility of prosecuting Mueller, whose investigation so far has produced indictments against four former Trump associates. The revelation is shocking on a number of levels, not the least of which is that the Justice Department is supposed to be independent, a norm that Trump discarded just ...

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  • Trudeau wraps cross-country town hall tour with meeting in Nanaimo, BC
Trudeau wraps cross-country town hall tour with meeting in Nanaimo, BC

Notley calls the move unconstitutional and says B.C.is trying to change the rules after the pipeline has already been approved. Iveson said Trudeau told him that the federal government will do everything it needs to do to ensure pipeline approvals are not undermined.

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  • First ODI: Du Plessis's century guides SA to 269
First ODI: Du Plessis's century guides SA to 269

Chris Morris contributed 37 runs with bat lower down the order. India vs South Africa, 1st ODI, latest update: Bhuvi bowls the final over. "I would say middle order (specifically No.4) is the only spot we are looking for experimentation at the moment", said Kohli.

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  • Man arrested in Italy in drive-by shootings of foreigners
Man arrested in Italy in drive-by shootings of foreigners

Shots had been fired in the Via Spalato and Via dei Velini parts of town, two key areas in an investigation into the murder of an 18-year-old girl whose body was found dismembered and hidden in two suitcases last Wednesday. The chief suspect in that killing is a Nigerian. Video of the moment the suspect was apprehended was published by local we...

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  • Stormy Daniels cancels appearance on 'The View'
Stormy Daniels cancels appearance on 'The View'

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, fielded questions about whether or not she had an affair with Trump after the Wall Street Journal reported that she received $130,000 a month before the 2016 election to sign a nondisclosure agreement about the alleged relationship.

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  • Seven Turkish soldiers killed in offensive on Syrian Kurdistan, tank destroyed
Seven Turkish soldiers killed in offensive on Syrian Kurdistan, tank destroyed

The recent figures from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the civilian death toll at 68, including 21 children and 12 women. Authorities initially said they believed the blast was a gas explosion but did not rule out the possibility of "sabotage".

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  • H&M to close up to 170 stores in 2018, reports say
H&M to close up to 170 stores in 2018, reports say

For the financial year, gross profit increased to 108,090 million Swedish krona (13,737 million dollars), corresponding to a gross margin of 54 percent. "H&M India now operates 29 stores across the country", the company said in a statement. H&M plans to add approximately 220 net new stores in 2018, well off the pace of 388 in 2017.

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