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US won't rule out Olympics talks with North Korea

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Athletes from the North and the South will march under the Korean Unification Flag during the inaugural procession of the Olympics . "We are fully operational with many of our athletes and officials here and settling into their life in the villages and training is underway at all venues", Lee told a news conference. Read More »

Former leader, 2 Supreme Court judges arrested in Maldives

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In a statement issued after the state of emergency was announced on state television, Yameen said "though certain rights will be restricted, general movements, services and businesses will not be affected". However, No details were given about the investigation or any charges. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom ruled the country as the President of Maldives from 1978 to 2008. Read More »

The EU single market and the customs union

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The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has decided to make her position clear, Downing Street has for the first time categorically ruled out any possibility of a customs union with EU following Brexit. Britain has ruled out membership of the bloc's custom's union, at the start of a week of vital talks for the country's post-EU future. Embarrassingly, Home Secretary Amber Rudd made this precise point only hours before Downing Street put out the statement contradicting her. Read More »

Student accused of hacking won't be extradited to US

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Love , 32, has Asperger's syndrome and a depressive illness. According to the criminal complaint filed in New Jersey, Love and other unnamed co-conspirators hacked into a number of government and military computer systems, where they placed hidden "back doors" within the networks, allowing them to steal confidential data. Read More »

Australian shares set to join global tumble

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There are signs of a reprieve in the global market sell-off. It would have to slide nearly 5,000 points to get back to the status quo ante . So, at this point early into the2018 trading year the Dow is now down 0.8 percent and the S&P 500 is down 0.9 percent. Read More »

Poland president to sign controversial Holocaust bill

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Last week, on the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Polish parliament passed a bill which would make public statements suggesting Polish complicity in Nazi atrocities a crime punishable by up to three years in jail. "The message is loud and clear: The past can not be rewritten and the future we'll write together", added Bennett. Meanwhile, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told Channel 2 in an interview Monday that "at this juncture changes in the law can not be ... Read More »

Syrian rebels take down Russian plane, kill pilot

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Rebels forces have shot down Syrian fighter jets and other Russian military aircraft. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said warplanes attacking eastern Ghouta near Damascus had struck the towns of Zamalka, Arbaeen, Hazza and Beitu Soua, killing at least 29 people. Read More »

Natalie Wood case: 'We're closer to understanding what happened,' detective says

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She was a child actor who starred in " Miracle on 34th Street " and the iconic " Rebel Without a Cause ". Here are some of the biggest revelations from Natalie Wood: Death in Dark Water . But either Wagner or his lawyer refused. The Splendour was a boat that was owned by Wagner and Wood. His attorney has said he fully co-operated with investigators. Read More »

Victim in widely shared child porn video identified, suspect wanted in Detroit

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One arrest has already been made in regards to distributing the video, with more expected to follow, according to the paper. "Without her being cooperative and making sure Germaine was in custody safely and that all of Alabama's children and children across the United States are safe, then we're definitely going to sit down and talk wit her and find out why she has decided not to cooperate", said Lt. Read More »

Modi govt. 'name changer' not 'game changer': Congress

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This is exactly what economists like former Union finance minister P Chidambaram has ridiculed, saying that by Modi/Shah logic, even begging should be considered as a "job". "This is why they (BJP) had come very close to getting defeated in Gujarat and they lost all the by-elections from Rajasthan to West Bengal". "Today, there is a new hope, optimism across the country". Read More »

Nunes: We're Moving on to a State Dept Investigation

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Mr Schiff branded the Republican memo "a political hit job" and has questioned whether the chairman, Devin Nunes, had coordinated with the White House in drafting the document seized on by the president to vent his grievances against the nation's premier law enforcement agencies. Read More »

1 deputy dead, two officers shot in Colorado Springs shooting

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Three El Paso County Sheriff's deputies and a Colorado Springs Police officer were also shot. Elder said that Monday was the 11th anniversary of Flick's hiring at the sheriff's department. The nonprofit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said that 128 law enforcement officers were killed on the job in 2017. He is survived by a wife and 7-year-old twins. Read More »

Don't be conscience-keeper of society, SC scolds Khaps

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The observation came when a counsel representing a khap panchayat said they had been encouraging inter-caste and inter-faith marriages and were not against such marriages. "Two persons marry...they are adults....you are no one to interfere in it", the CJI said. The bench led by CJI Dipak Misra issued the verdict, that nobody could come between two consenting adults. Read More »

The Supreme Court Finally Gets Serious About Gerrymandering

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If legislators fail to deliver on time, the court has indicated that it will redraw the districts itself. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court in January struck down the boundaries of the state's 18 congressional districts , granting a major victory to plaintiffs who had contended that they were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans. Read More »

Pak terrorist flees from hospital; 2 cops killed

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After firing at the policemen escorting him, Naveed escaped from the custody. Naveed was caught in Kulgam in south Kashmir in 2014. The area has been cordoned off and searches were on to track down the ultras, he added. Two policemen were reported to sustain injuries and one of them is said to be in a critical condition. The prisoner's name is Naveed. The officials said that Naveed belonged to LeT's Wasim group and was involved in a number of terror acts including the killing of a police ... Read More »

Boxing could be banned from the 2020 Olympics

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Delivering its judgement CAS said: "In 28 cases, the evidence collected was found to be insufficient to establish that an anti-doping rule violation was committed by the athletes concerned". Kolobkov says "the criteria for not allowing in our athletes ... were based on criteria which partly intersect with the conclusions" challenged in the appeal cases, "so this raises a lot of legal questions". Read More »

Turkey frees 8 doctors held for denouncing Syria offensive

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Both France and the United States have expressed concerns about the operation which targets a group the US has supported with arms, training and air support in the fight against ISIL . Secretary of Defense Mattis continued with, "Turkey, number one, is a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally; number two, they're the only North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally that confronts an active insurgency on their own home territory". Read More »

Will take up AP's case with PM', Rajnath assures TDP

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But he gave the BJP a fright. Naidu is apparently upset with the saffron party over the poor allocation for the state in the Union Budget 2018 that was presented on February 1 by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Besides, the TDP is confident of winning the Muslim vote, as was demonstrated in the Nandyal byelection. They said the meeting was an attempt to address the strain in ties after the TDP publicly voiced unhappiness over the Union budget not offering any special benefits to Andhra ... Read More »

Kashmir is a lifeline for Pakistan: Khawaja Asif

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday reiterated full support of the government and the people of Pakistan to the "just and legitimate right of the Kashmiri people" for the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue. Abbasi urged the lawmakers to be united for the cause and said the Indian government has tried but failed to suppress the Kashmir struggle. Malik said that "RSS backed rulers in India and their puppets in Jammu Kashmir have adopted a policy of terrorizing ... Read More »

The US considers restrictive measures against the export of oil from Venezuela

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is threatening to ban the import and export of oil and crude products from Venezuela into the U.S.to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to "return to the constitution". "As the foreign minister indicated, our disagreements are with the Venezuelan regime not with the people, the Venezuelan people are suffering mightily in the current circumstances". Read More »

Japan Services PMI rises to 51.9 in January

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Although the index dipped, it remained above the 50 level that indicates growth. The seasonally adjusted Nikkei Services Business Activity Index improved to 51.7 in January, up from 50.9 in December, signalling a faster expansion. Service providers meanwhile registered a faster rise in cost burdens, with the rate of inflation the steepest since April 2012. The upturn is broad-based across sectors and countries and is feeding through to higher job creation. Read More »

United States 'shamelessly threatening Russian Federation with atomic weapon', says Iran's Rouhani

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President Donald Trump's administration last week released a new policy on nuclear weapons meant to counter Russia's own weapons technologies and tactics, The New York Times reports . exit. Zarif's comments came after the latest Pentagon policy statement known as the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) was released on Friday showing greater willingness to use nukes. Read More »

Pressure mounts on Rosenstein as Donald Trump shrugs off his support

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President Donald Trump's clear frustrations notwithstanding, it does not appear likely he will fire deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . It was Rosenstein who appointed Mueller to his current assignment as Special Consul. After releasing the Nunes memo on February 2, President Trump said that "A lot of people should be ashamed of themselves and much worse than that". Read More »

India wins toss and bowls against South Africa in 2nd ODI

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He lost the toss, and the team couldn't perform well with the bat as the Indian spinners completely overshadowed them for a mere 118 runs. Their previous lowest score was 119 against England at Port Elizabeth in November 2009. Yadav chipped in two wickets, while Japrit Bumrah claimed one. While the Indian pacers were on the money with their line and length, the Proteas' openers were more watchful and wary of losing wickets early on. Read More »

Pakistani nation stands united on Kashmir issue: PM Khaqan

A large number of people from all walks of life as well as representatives of different NGOs and human rights organizations attended the gathering held at corner of Rue Billiard and Avenue Des Arts near Brussels' Trone Metro station situated between American Embassy and Belgium's Prime Minister house. Read More »

What caused the 29-second blackout in Super Bowl LII

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For the 2018 Super Bowl, marketers are paying more than $5 million per 30-second spot to capture the attention of more than 110 million viewers. People freaked out that they had lost television coverage. "This black screen commercial is fantastic", one person tweeted. Tide, which has payed for several ads during the Super Bowl, weighed in on the dark screens. Read More »

Greek Cypriots to vote in runoff in hopes of peace deal

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Photographs released by police showed Traini with a neo-Nazi tattoo prominently on his forehead and an Italian flag tied around his neck. He also says Anastasiades' fiscal policies are geared toward the wealthy rather than ordinary households that aren't reaping the benefits of an economy growing at around 4 percent, one of the highest in Europe. Read More »

Amber Rudd warns Brexiteers to back off ahead of crucial week

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Friends of the foreign secretary Boris Johnson had briefed at the weekend that he was be prepared to help overthrow Theresa May if she insisted on keeping Britain in some form of customs union, saying "cavalry is coming" on the issue. He told Bloomberg TV: "It is very hard to see how being in a customs union is compatible with having an independent trade policy because we would therefore be dependent on having an independent trade policy". Read More »

Italy taking pictures: Suspect arrested, mayor urges locals to stay indoors

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Luca Traini, 28, remained jailed as police investigated him on multiple counts of attempted murder with the aggravating circumstance of "racial hatred" for the Saturday attacks in the Italian city of Macerata. According to official statistics, foreigners account for 9.2 per cent of the city's 43,000 residents. Police said the shooter drove around Macerata, which is famed for its outdoor opera festivals, in a black Alfa Romeo vehicle firing out of his window at migrants in various locations. Read More »

Conservative Christian leads Costa Rica presidential vote, run-off likely

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Fabricio Alvarado, a 43-year-old journalist, preacher and Christian singer, called the ruling a "sovereign violation" and saw his support balloon in the polls as socially conservative voters gravitated to his message. "And there is nothing more important than the family". The International Court of Justice has ordered Nicaragua to compensate Costa Rica for damage Nicaragua caused with unlawful construction work near the mouth of the San Juan River, in the court's first foray into ... Read More »

Magnitude Earthquake Recorded In Garvin County

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The 6.1-magnitude natural disaster was one of five that struck at a shallow depth in the same area off Taiwan's eastern coast within two hours of each other on Sunday. Earthquakes frequently rattle Taiwan, but most are minor and cause little or no damage. The country and its populous capital have, however, experienced larger, deadly quakes in the past. Read More »

Thousands protest in Greece over name dispute with neighbour

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According to police estimates, some 140,000 people joined the protest. "We will fight with all our might against the unacceptable, unlawful, treacherous act of Greek politicians to surrender the name, history, civilization and soul of Macedonia and Greece", rally organizer, the Teachers' Council of the Greek Community of Toronto, said in a Facebook post. Read More »

Israel strikes continue in Egypt's Sinai for years

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Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi had declared on January 19 that thousands of members of the security forces have been injured in extremist attacks since 2014. "Israel and Egypt have a common interest in weakening them and this leads to cooperation that it would not be wise to go into details about". There have been intermittent reports in the course of the Sinai war, which began with the Egyptian military coup, that Israel was involved in supporting the junta against ISIS. Read More »

5-Year-Old Girl Permanently Disfigured in Voodoo Ritual, Police Say

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Their mother reportedly has been taken to hospital for mental health care. And on two occasions, the sisters and the girl's mother held her down, and used a sharp object resembling a needle to cut her arm and collarbone area. Due to the incident, the girl's face was left permanently disfigured. Authorities said that in addition to threatening to cut off the boy's head with a machete, LaBossiere had held a stick against his throat, constricting his breath, and that she had made him remove ... Read More »

Attack on Kashmiri students was not targeted: Haryana Police

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She assured them and other students belonging to Jammu & Kashmir that District Administration would ensure their safety so they should continue with their studies without any fear. Both the victims are students in the Central University of Haryana . The Opposition had cornered the government in the Legislative Assembly on Saturday after alleging that they have failed to protect students who are living or staying outside the state. Read More »

What Trump didn't say in his State of the Union speech | Letters

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Trump , speaking to Customs and Border Protection officials, said he did not believe Democrats want a deal on the issue. "The tax bill is part of a bigger theme that we're going to call the great American comeback", said Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. Trump had advocated the memo's release, telling advisers it could help him, in part by undercutting Mueller's investigation and opening the door to firings. Read More »

Du Plessis ruled out of remainder of series

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Riding high on the confidence after the first match win, the men in blue will look to take 2-0 lead by winning the second ODI as well. Sensing an opportunity to burrow into South Africa , Kohli brought on Kuldeep in the next over. "Aside from home captain Faf du Plessis " wonderful 120, South Africa were out-played in every department. "I don't bowl fast as on these kind of wickets you can go for runs by bowling quicker, especially against the big-hitters in the opposition camp", ... Read More »

Moss, Lewis, Urlacher among 8 headed to Hall of Fame

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Moss is No. 2 all time in receiving touchdowns (156), while Owens is No. 3 (153). Enshrinement will be August 4 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio . When you play this game and you put your heart and soul into this game, to be rewarded with that gold jacket, it's speaks volumes. Brazile is a finalist for the first time, and one of two senior nominees, along with Green Bay Packers guard Jerry Kramer . Read More »

UN, US Slam Kenya After TV Stations Shutdown

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The U.S. government says it is "gravely concerned" by Tuesday's ceremony. "Government expected to restore NTV, Citizen TV & KTN News signals after High Court suspends switch off for 14 days pending case being heard", it tweeted. He also said the blackout had meant "significant financial losses" for the station, though he was unsure exactly how much money had been lost. Nearly all were killed by the police. Read More »

North Korean Nuclear Weapons Parts Acquired Through Berlin Alleges German Intelligence Head

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Although he did not say exactly what kind of technology and equipment was procured, Maassen said they were so-called dual-use goods that can be used for civilian as well as military purposes. Non one at the embassy in Berlin was immediately available for a comment to Reuters . A United Nations panel of experts also found evidence of military cooperation by North Korea to develop Syria's chemical weapons programmes and to provide Myanmar with ballistic missiles. Read More »

Malema wants secret ballot for no-confidence motion against Zuma

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Top officials of the ruling African National Congress are to meet on Sunday with President Jacob Zuma to discuss his departure from office, the Johannesburg-based Sunday Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter. At a media briefing on Friday, several lobby groups called for the newly elected ANC leadership not to remove president Zuma before his term ends. "We are asking for prayer so that there is peace in that meeting; we must be able to look at various options", he added. Read More »

SA govt launched plan for solar network

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Under a new plan, a network of solar panels linked to rechargeable batteries will be provided free to households and financed by the sale of excess electricity generated by the network, the government said. "More renewable energy means cheaper power for all South Australians" Premier Jay Weatherill said. Grimes, for one, noted that the construction of the virtual power plant would place the country at the forefront of the green revolution in technology. Read More »

Kathleen Hartnett White's nominee withdraw by White House

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She was also a critic of the Obama administration's environmental initiatives, calling them a "deluded and illegitimate battle against climate change" in an op-ed for The Hill a year ago and arguing against regulations like the Clean Power Plan rule for power plants. Read More »

Venezuela's Maduro confirmed by party as candidate for re-election

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday urged the National Electoral Council (CNE) to set a date "without delay" for presidential election. The push for snap elections complicated negotiations between the government and their opponents, who reopened talks as part of an global effort to resolve the country's political and economic crisis. Read More »

Tom Brady negotiates retirement with Gisele: 'Two more Super Bowls'

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The interview for "Tom vs". Brady then tells Jack that it "was like a peck", and hearing this the boy comes back to give the player a second kiss on the mouth for a few seconds. Jack , whose real name is John Edward Thomas Moynahan, is Tom's son from a previous relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan . He won the Super Bowl five times with the Patriots and was named with the prestigious honor of Super Bowl MVP four times. Read More »

Israeli Forces Demolish 2 Classes in Palestinian School

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The PCC resolutions included the suspension of recognitions with Israel, until the latter recognizes the Palestinian state over 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital. While Israel is not a party to the Rome Statute - the treaty of the ICC to which all members are bound to - its nationals could be tried by The Hague-based court for crimes committed on occupied Palestinian territory. Read More »