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Cuba state media: Fidel Castro's son has killed himself

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The oldest son of Cuba's late revolutionary leader was known for his resemblance to his father, earning him the nickname Fidelito or Little Fidel. He was also the subject of a dramatic custody dispute between the two families as a child. Through his mother, the younger Castro was the cousin of some of Castro's fiercest enemies in the Cuban-American exile community, including US Representative Mario Diaz-Balart and former Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart. Read More »

Afghanistan need to stop blame game: Janjua

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Reiterating Pakistan's stance that there is no military solution to the Afghan problem, he said only an Afghan-led and owned peace process will ensure peace in the country. UNITED States Vice-President Mike Pence has condemned the recent terrorist attacks in Afghanistan and assured U.S. firm support to the Afghan government and its people, China's Xinhua news agency reported the Afghan Presidential Palace as saying today. Read More »

Coach Bus Collides With Van Near Stayner

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Leon said those transported to hospital included two four-year-olds, an eight-year-old, two ten-year-olds, a 15-year-old and two adults. All eight injured were in the minivan and were initially reported to be in critical condition. "The details we have been given is that our bus was returning from Blue Mountain ski resort to Hamilton with high school students", he said. The president of Attridge Transportation told CP24 that he has received information from the driver of the bus. Read More »

A 'bloody nose' attack on North Korea is not happening anytime soon

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Cha, who is Korean-American, has written books on North Korea. As in previous reports , this year's white paper on usa human rights abuses accused the United States of running a "human rights racket" and said Washington could "never camouflage its true identity as the gross violator of human rights". Read More »

Religious Group Aims to Ban Rihanna From Senegal

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Speaking to Turnbull, she called for funding as part of Australia's entry into the UN Human Rights Council. During the conference Macron called education "the only single response" to the extremism and fundamentalism threatening the West Africa region. Read More »

Alberta to suspend electricity purchase talks with BC

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Notley says the move made by John Horgan's government is "unconstitutional". She said there needs to be consequences and that her cabinet will be considering economic and legal options. "We are consulting with the people of BC". "The B.C. government took this action with no provocation and nearly no warning", Notley said."The government of Alberta will not, we can not, let this unconstitutional attack on jobs and working people stand". Read More »

Deutsche Bank posts net loss for third year in a row

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The announcement of the worsening profit margins saw the bank's share price drop by 1.9 percent before markets opened. And we won't even go into what these results mean for the traders that dumb Deutsche executives promised would be looking at fat bonus checks in 2018 after getting stiffed a year ago so the bank could pay the US DoJ for shit that happened before nearly anyone getting stiffed even worked at Deutsche. Read More »

Arrested After Kashmiri Students Allegedly Thrashed In Haryana

An upset Mufti had tweeted: "Shocked and disturbed to hear reports of Kashmiri students being assaulted in Mahendargarh, Haryana". The students had tweeted about the assault to former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah . "The Haryana Police has taken cognizance. Police is taking cognisance of the incident", said DGP Vaid. "I request people to give peace a chance to see the good changes that take place on the ground", Mehbooba said, while winding up the discussions on the ... Read More »

Ras Al Khaimah's new Zipline declared world record breaker

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Participants will wear a special suit and be strapped to the cable in a horizontal head-first Superman-style position before embarking on the flight, which will take between two and three minutes. The zip line can only accommodate one rider every five minutes. "We also believe given its location in Jebel Jais, which is traditionally 10 degrees cooler than average UAE temperatures, we can operate during the summer months", added Jorge. Read More »

USA welcomes Maldives' court ruling to free Opp politicians

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The ruling, calling for fair retrial of cases against nine opposition leaders, including former President Mohammed Nasheed, is considered a major setback for incumbent President before this year Presidential elections. Ambassador Atul Keshap wrote on "I urge the government and security services to respect this ruling, which bolsters democracy and rule of law for all Maldivians". Read More »

North Korea criticizes Trump administration as a racist billionaire's club

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Cha said he had warned the White House against a preventive military strike, saying it would risk hundreds of thousands of lives, and that other options were available. Trump, in a call with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, "discussed the importance of improving the human rights situation in North Korea and underscored their commitment to work together on this issue", according to a readout of the discussion issued by the White House. Read More »

Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, 6 more weeks of winter

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Parts of the US are in for six more weeks of winter , according to weather-predicting groundhogs in Ohio, Pennsylvania , and Georgia. If he didn't, we are supposedly set to enjoy an early spring. Prior to Phil's 132nd prognostication, the official festivities began at 6:30 a.m. with the "official Groundhog Day house band" The Beagle Brothers bringing their folk-style feel to "The Star-Spangled Banner". Read More »

Canadian national anthem revised with gender-neutral language

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The bill to amend Canada's national anthem will now head to Governor General Julie Payette's desk to be signed into law. Doocy went on to note the subtle difference between the old national anthem and the new one, with the sentence, "True patriot love in all thy sons command" being switched to "In all of us command". Read More »

NY to remove highway signs after feds threaten to pull $14M

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Removing the signs by September 30 appears to mean the fine - actually a withholding of federal funding for the state DOT - won't be levied, though it was imposed effective immediately. The state had contended they were safe and legal. They stopped short of admitting defeat in the fight with federal officials, however, saying new signs are needed anyway for a new tourism campaign. Read More »

Prince is gone, but his spirit lives at Minnesota Super Bowl

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US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is hosting the event, and with well over 65,000 people are expected to be in attendance, things could get pretty ugly. "But we can create that flawless urban experience that makes us very appealing for a lot of events". "It's about not just feeling safe, but making sure people are in fact safe". Read More »

Trump weighs barring U.S. military in Korea from bringing families

After a series of threatening missile tests , North Korea in January agreed to hold talks with the South and send athletes to the Winter Olympic Games opening next week. U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy, Joseph Yuosang Yun, said Friday that Washington was willing to commence dialogue with North Korea over denuclearization. Read More »

Pardew laments crowd influence on referee as City extend lead

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With neighbours United losing at Tottenham, City stretched their lead to 15 points with 13 games left with a one-sided win over hapless West Brom . We have a lot of injuries so we just need to do it. Kevin De Bruyne provided his 38th league assist since his Man City debut in September 2015, at least four more than any other player in Europe's big five leagues (Lionel Messi, Neymar and Mesut Ozil with 34). Read More »

2 students shot inside LA school, student suspect arrested

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Three other victims, including a woman, were initially described as having suffered abrasions. The 12 year-old alleges that the person at fault for the debacle did not know the rifle wasn't fake. Between 2000 and 2013, almost 17 per cent of 160 so-called active shooter incidents in the U.S. were in elementary, middle or high schools, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation report. Read More »

40-year commitment for girl in 'Slender Man' stabbing case

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Lawyers and doctors have said that when Morgan and her friend, Anissa Weier , committed the crime, Geyser was schizophrenic and was diagnosed with a psychotic spectrum disorder . " What we can't forget is this was an attempted murder ", the judge said when handing down the sentence , saying that putting her away was "an issue of community protection". Read More »

Indian Researchers Exhume Stone Tools That Challenge Human Evolution Theory

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That starting point is a lot earlier than scientists generally think Homo sapiens left Africa. These early humans had a lot in common with Homo sapiens , such as walking upright and having the ability to craft tools, but they differed in some subtle ways, such as differently sized skulls, prominent brow ridges and shorter statures (except the Neanderthals , which, like our own species, had an average height of 160cm). Read More »

Israeli aircraft strikes Hamas position in southern Gaza Strip

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There were no reports of casualties, although a few homes were damaged. Hours earlier, an IDF spokesperson said that a rocket was sacked at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip on Thursday night. An army spokesperson said the suspects were under IDF surveillance from before they crossed the security fence surrounding the Gaza Strip. Earlier the day, clashes erupted in many areas of the occupied West Bank and at Gaza border on the ninth Friday of Rage against US President Donald Trump's ... Read More »

A little goes a long way in supporting drought stricken Cape Town

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Last week it was 14 per cent full. In 2014, Theewaterskloof was near full capacity, but the region went into drought in 2015 as rainfall fell to just 325mm, Universe Today reports. Already the use of city drinking water to wash vehicles, hose down paved areas, fill up private swimming pools and water gardens is illegal. Many residents are reusing bucket water, such as Anne Verbist, who recycles her tap water to tend to her plants. Read More »

N foiled all conspiracies of opponents: Maryam Nawaz

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The thrice-ousted prime minister said that the dictators ever damaged democracy, adding that he was still hopeful about the future of democracy in Pakistan. "I agree with Mahmood Khan Achakzai on Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) judges". The party workers had foiled all conspiracies of the opponents, she added. Read More »

Union Budget 2018: Ally TDP says 'disappointed', Naidu convenes party meeting

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TDP is a part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the centre while the Bharatiya Janata Party is the junior ally in TDP-led government in the state. Further joining Ram Mohan Naidu, another TDP MP and senior leader JC Diwakar Reddy too opined more or less similar. Party leaders said that one option that the TDP is giving a serious consideration is to snap the ties with BJP. Read More »

Former Utah resident acquitted in death of twin sister

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Authorities described the 2016 crash as a hair-pulling fight over the steering wheel on the narrow, winding Hana Highway on Maui before their SUV plunged 200 feet over a cliff. In this May 29, 2016 photo provided by Tom Johnson, rescue workers respond to the scene of a auto crash off Mauis Hana Highway in Hana, Hawaii . Alexandria Duval , the driver, survived; her sister, Anastasia, was thrown into the back seat and was killed. Read More »

Rohingya crisis has hallmarks of genocide

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However, Reuters news agency spoke with two Rohingya residents it said were still in the village who disputed the government's statement and said that there were mass graves there. A handful of witnesses confirmed the location of two other big graves near a hillside cemetery and smaller graves scattered around the village. Village heads and villagers said there had been no incident like AP reported in their village. Read More »

Budget 2018: Boon or bane for individual tax payers?

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Private sector investment in India has been anemic, a condition exacerbated by a bad-loan infested banking sector. Angel Tax , levied on start-ups for raising funds more than their fair market value, is still the bone of contention despite government exempting innovative start-ups from this tax in the last Budget. Read More »

Two dead after rockets from Syria hit Turkish border town

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Turkish Armed Forces seized a large number of weapons, ammunition and an SA-18 air defense missile from terrorists in Syria's Afrin region. "They fired 82 rockets in 12 days". However, Turkey denied killing any civilian. The Turkish army said it had "neutralised" over 823 militants in Afrin. But the YPG has been working closely with the United States against the Islamic State extremist group in Syria. Read More »

N.Korean Olympians practicing in Pyeongchang

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Seeing as there will be 2,795 athletes competing at the games, that is equivalent to each person receiving roughly 37 condoms. South Korean condom manufacturer Convenience Co. Athletes from both North Korea and South Korea were to walk together during the opening ceremony and were to carry the Korean "Unification Flag" - a flag created to represent all of Korea when athletes from the North and South participate as one team in sporting events. Read More »

The Temptations Singer Dennis Edwards 1932

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The Temptations enjoyed such hits as "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone ", "I Can't Get Next To You", "Cloud Nine" and " Ball of Confusion " during Edwards tenure as lead singer. He put out another two solo records in his career - 1985's "Coolin" Out" and 1993's "Talk To Me'. He was, however, inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame with the band in 1989. Read More »

How to Watch Puppy Bowl XIV

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What is Puppy Bowl 2018? While this Sunday may be all about the 52nd Super Bowl , something we'd all make time for, anytime and anywhere, is anything having to do with puppies. Johnson said the Puppy Bowl gives shelters and rescue groups the chance to show they also have the types of dogs people often pay to get from breeders. Read More »

United States renews Syria's Temporary Protected Status for 18 months

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CLINIC's Jeanne Atkinson called the January 31 decision by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to extend rather than re-designate TPS for Syrians an "arbitrary decision with life-or-death consequences". The administration has been revoking temporary protected status for many people who fled danger in their home countries. The Trump Admisntartion on its part has ended protected status for Haitians and El Salvador because both countries have recovered from earthquakes. Read More »

State Police Stepping Up Patrols for Super Bowl Weekend

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A government panel is recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year. "We want motorists to remember that drinking and driving is a choice that can have catastrophic results". The coordinator said there are many other ways to ensure a safe ride home besides relying on a friend. Read More »

Stormy Daniels Hints Latest Statement Denying Trump Affair is Not Real

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He also referenced the pronounced difference between Daniels' signature on the two statements, demonstrating that the penmanship on the original WSJ statement looked more similar to previous versions of her signature (see below). Kimmel spent most of the interview phrasing questions with a lot of "did or did not " s and double-negatives, and Daniels spent most of the interview cracking jokes about the wild stuff that shows up online. Read More »

Smoking driver causes fire, crash in Shanghai, police say; pedestrians hurt

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Six people in the van , including the driver, are all believed to have been pulled out of the vehicle. Chen, who is now receiving treatment, is suspected of illegally transporting unsafe substances, police said. "The minivan did not slow down". The driver must have been in a panic at the time, he didn't slow down and just directly crashed, ' said the witness, who wasn't identified. Read More »

British leaders who have visited China

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The cross-party amendment was added to the government's Taxation (Cross-Border Trade) Bill, and says: "It shall be a negotiating objective of Her Majesty's Government in negotiations on the matters specified in subsection (2) to maintain the United Kingdom's participation in the EU Customs Union ". Read More »

USA bans weapons export to South Sudan

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Late last month, US ambassador Nikki Haley announced that the United States had given up on South Sudan's leader after investing more than $11 billion in the country, and she called President Salva Kiir an "unfit partner" in the pursuit of peace. Read More »

Texas Executes Man Who Murdered Daughters While Mom Listened

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When the warden asked him if he had any final statement, he replied, "No". A federal appeals court has refused to halt the scheduled execution of a former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone. Read More »

4 shot and 18 injured in Calais migrants brawl

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Firearms are rare among migrants, and the shootings were the most serious clash in recent times among migrants around Calais. A local police spokesman said: 'The toll is eight wounded, with four seriously hurt including three with life-threatening injuries'. Read More »

Te'o and Simmonds to start for England in Rome

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Their place in the Six Nations remains assured despite calls for relegation, but their record of 12 bottom-place finishes in 18 tournaments is a statistic that must be improved. "Our preparation over the last two weeks has been excellent and the players feel refreshed", Jones said. We want to start the tournament well. In the pack, Sam Simmonds continues at No8, winning his fourth cap, while Chris Robshaw is again at openside flanker with Courtney Lawes named at blindside. Read More »

Kenya TV channels still off air despite court order

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By mid-afternoon yesterday they had not returned to air... The broadcasters remained shut on Friday, despite a court order telling the government to lift its block. Some journalists have been camping out in their newsrooms for fear of being arrested. Miguna Miguna, Opposition leader Raila Odinga and Lawyer James Orengo after swearing in of Raila Odinga at Uhuru Park on January 30,2018. Read More »

Boat Capsizes Off Libya Coast; 90 Migrants, Mostly Pakistanis, Feared Dead

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A majority of the migrants on board the boat were Pakistanis, who form a growing group making the unsafe crossing to Europe, the United Nations migration agency said. Some 226 men, 19 women - four of them pregnant - and 7 children had been aboard two rubber dinghies headed for Europe, she explained. Last year, it was 254 for the same period. Read More »

Clashes in Maldives as court orders politicians released

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The country's opposition alliance in a statement welcomed the ruling and called for Gayoom's resignation - saying the court's decision "effectively ends President Yameen's authoritarian rule". The opposition says they were politically motivated. Atul Keshap, the USA ambassador to the Maldives , welcomed the Supreme Court order. The court also reinstated 12 parliament members who were stripped of their seats when they defected to the opposition a year ago. Read More »