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Anti-Pak protests against in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly — Sunjwan terror attack

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Amidst the din, accusations and counter-accusations were made by the treasury and opposition benches leading to heated arguments and contentious remarks by some members. Later, the speaker expunged his remarks. Following this, Speaker expunged the words and the House resumed normal working. Reacting to it, a National Conference MLA raised pro-Pakistan chants. Read More »

Narendra Modi to become first Prime minister to visit Palestine

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The Indian Foreign Ministry said that the goal of the "historic visit" was to express India's commitment to "deepening ties with Palestine". India had recognised the Palestine state in 1988. He said the previous NDA government led by Atal Vajpayee had set up the Development of North Eastern Region Ministry, and now his government also gave top priority to develop infrastructure of the region and to improve the lives of the people. Read More »

The celebration of black history should not be limited to a month

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There, Foley will speak about her role as the first African-American woman mayor in the nation, when she was elected to serve in Taft, Oklahoma. This work of African American historical fiction has been featured in book expos, nominated for awards, and was chosen as the book of the month for the Sisters Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center in Harlem, NY. Read More »

Previous BJP government in Karnataka broke graft records: Rahul

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But PM Modi stole it from HAL and handed the deal to his industrialist friends. "There has been some irregularity in the Rafale deal and the government is hiding behind the confidentiality clause to avoid answers", said Mallikarjun Kharge, the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi Just Spent Hours Talking On The House Floor

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Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) said Wednesday evening. She spoke as liberal activists protested that many Democrats were moving to leave Dreamer immigrants behind in grabbing the budget deal , a longstanding goal for the party. The federal government will shutter nonessential operations Thursday at midnight unless Congress passes a spending plan. No. 2 Senate Democratic leader Dick Durbin of IL, his party's chief immigration negotiator, bristled at the comment. Read More »

Pres. Trump Signs Spending Bill, Ends Gov't Shutdown

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Paul says, "My intention has never been to shut down government ". By Thursday evening, the White House was preparing for a lapse in appropriations. The deal is the fifth temporary government funding measure for the fiscal year that began October 1 and replenishes federal coffers until March 23, giving lawmakers more time to write a full-year budget . Read More »

East Ghouta 'drowning in blood' after third day of bombing

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The official says the strikes were in self-defence after the pro-government forces began firing artillery and tank rounds at the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces. The U.S. says Russian Federation must use its influence over Assad's forces to ensure Syria immediately allows United Nations aid to reach vulnerable civilians. Read More »

Mattis: Military DREAMers Should Still Be Protected If DACA Expires

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In support of Dreamers and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the C-U Immigration Forum, Bend the Arc and C-U Friends Assisting Immigrants and Refugees , called FAIR, are hosting a candlelight vigil on February 7. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that that he will fight to protect the estimated 800-900 so-called " Dreamers " now serving on active duty from the possibility of being deported next month. Read More »

Senate Leaders Reveal Spending Deal As Shutdown Looms

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It is becoming unclear whether she will even be the Democratic leader, much less speaker, after the midterm elections take place. The Senate is expected to vote and pass a budget compromise Thursday but the House is not yet on board. The money momentum has also helped fuel Democrats who are seeking re-election in potentially tough districts. Under Trump's order previous year, DACA was set to end March 5, but a court challenge is allowing it to continue for now. Read More »

Pence Reaffirms US Commitment to Longtime Ally South Korea

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Local media reports suggested planners had been plunged into a hair-pulling exercise as they tried to ensure that neither Mr. Pence nor Ms. Kim felt slighted. North Korea's KCNA new agency announced the following day that it had no intention of meeting U.S. officials during the Games, after which Pence said that the United States expected the recent rapprochement between the two Koreas to end once the Olympic Games are over. Read More »

Renewed flood concerns this weekend

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Highs will get into the upper 60s by late Sunday with the continued threat for rain and potentially some flooding. Heavy rainfall is in the weekend forecast for prolonged periods of time, which will likely cause a rise in water levels in rivers, creeks, and low lying areas. Read More »

Intel sets a record with 1218-drone salute for Olympics' opening ceremony

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The XXIII Olympic Winter Games is being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea from February 9 to 25. That's a Guinness World Record for the most unmanned drones flown simultaneously, beating the previous record of 500 in Germany in 2016. Wired explains it nicely: "After animators draw up the show using 3-D design software, each individual drone gets assigned to act as a kind of aerial pixel, filling in the 3-D image against the night sky". Read More »

Trump Meets FBI Director Friday to Discuss Release of Democratic Memo

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The letter from McGahn said that Democrats could try to rewrite the memo, and go through the same submission process , followed by another review by the White House. "An innocent person would not block the memo". The report also said that former President Barack Obama's immigration policy was more narrowly focused on arresting undocumented immigrants convicted of serious crimes. Read More »

China's Didi Chuxing takes aim at Japan's taxi market

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The Chinese tech firm said it plans to "leverage on its AI strengths and national network" to offer individuals and corporate users access to EVs from a range of manufacturers. JapanTaxi , meanwhile, claims four million downloads and 60,000 taxis - or around one-quarter of all taxi drivers in Japan - on its platform. In January Didi agreed to acquire control of Brazil´s 99, in a deal sources said valued 99 at over $1 billion and gave Didi a ´significant majority´ stake in the Brazilian firm. Read More »

Excluded Russians to learn if they can compete in Olympics

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Whistleblowers in sport should not go public with their information because they would be compromising their potential protection, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday. The IOC has said it would lift the ban if Russians follow the "letter and spirit" of the law. The Pyeongchang Olympics have begun with a curling competition featuring a pair of US siblings in a showdown against a Russian husband-and-wife team competing in neutral uniforms with no national insignia. Read More »

NKorean leader offers to meet SKorean president

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As for sharing Moon's box with the North Koreans, the officials said they knew in advance who was going to be in Moon's box to watch the opening ceremony. "I heartily support the president's call to celebrate our military". South Korean President Moon Jae-in had "virtually accepted" North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's invitation to Pyongyang, officials said on Saturday, making way for a first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade. Read More »

Koreas Share Handshake at Olympic Games Opening

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Providing fuel to the ferry would have been a hard decision for Seoul because of concerns that North Korea is trying to use the Olympics to poke holes in worldwide sanctions against the country over its nuclear and missile programs. Read More »

Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators call for peace at Olympics

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But tensions between the North and the USA, a South Korean ally, sparked by the Pyongyang's recent ballistic missile and nuclear weapons tests have cast a long shadow over the Games. However, some individual Russian athletes will be allowed to participate in the Games by competing under a neutral Olympic flag. Earlier in the day the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Pyeongchang dismissed appeals by 45 Russian athletes, and two former athletes now employed as coaches, to appear at ... Read More »

Kolkata: Police arrest school teacher for allegedly sexually assaulting Class 2 girl

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Parents of schoolgoing children, however, may have more reasons to be anxious. According to parents, the school didn't take any lessons from the GD Birla incident and arranged special security for the kids. The police have taken cognizance of the matter and an investigation is underway. Most parents, angry with the school's response to the alleged crime, were clearly not willing to wait that long. Read More »

Schools closed, flights canceled as winter storm hits Chicago, Detroit

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Freezing rain was responsible for numerous accidents, spinouts and crashes from Texas to Arkansas and into the Ohio Valley overnight as a potent winter storm moves into the Northeast on Wednesday. Schools in Detroit shut for the day along with Wayne State University in Detroit and other schools across MI. The Weather Channel is predicting that as the storm continues east over the weekend, western, central and upstate NY into northern New England will receive less than 6 inches, but a ... Read More »

Shutdown begins as Senate blows budget deadline

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Kellyanne Conway, the president's adviser, told Conspiracy Talk News that the agreement offers long-term budgetary certainty and funding for government priorities, including infrastructure and funds for the military. The move still depends on the House, though, which first needs to vote to pass the budget deal negotiated in the Senate and fund the government. If Paul got an amendment, then every senator would want one. Read More »

Who is the healthiest of them all? Kerala, says Niti Aayog

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Uttar Pradesh on the other hand - a state which is at the bottom in the group of larger states - has shown an improvement in its annual performance as compared to the previous year. With respect to the public health institutions also, the state came on top. Nearly all the states need to improve the sex at birth ratio too. State health and family welfare minister Pratap Jena, however, said he was unaware of the report and also that he did not know what parameters were taken into account while ... Read More »

Cheniere Energy Partners, LP (:CQP): Headlining Stock Attracting Attention

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC (CQH) Short Interest Update" was first published by Week Herald and is the property of of Week Herald. Royal Bank Of Canada has invested 0% of its portfolio in Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC (NYSEAMERICAN:CQH). (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG). Oz Mngmt Limited Partnership stated it has 3,655 shares. Read More »

USA names three Pakistanis as designated global terrorists

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He was responding to questions from lawmakers expressing concerns over Pakistan's approach fighting terrorism. Trump administration's decision to block $2-billion military aid to Pakistan has so far failed to achieve its objective - "forcing Islamabad to change its policies", said a report in the Dawn, Pakistan's leading daily. Read More »

Search for fishing boat off Barnegat coast is suspended

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James Fennessey, the pilot on the case. The Coast Guard has announced that they are suspending their search for a possible mariner in distress near Buzzards Bay . The cold temperatures making it unlikely someone could survive this long. "He was in the Navy (and) if there is a person who has extensive training with all of this, it's him - which is why some of us are still holding on to some hope". Read More »

John Kelly at center of response to Rob Porter controversy

Later Wednesday night, Kelly issued a new statement condemning domestic violence and saying he was "shocked by the new allegations" against Porter. Holderness said Porter choked and punched her during their marriage. Rep. Mark Meadows, the House Freedom Caucus chairman who has risen in prominence of late, is also a name in the mix. Read More »

Warm-Hearted Opening Ceremony for South Korea's Winter Olympic Games

In what was described as a major diplomatic breakthrough, North Korea said it would send a delegation of athletes and performers to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea . This is the first time since last June that the Koreas had a taekwondo performance together south of the border. In December, Guterres dispatched United Nations political chief Jeffrey Feltman to Pyongyang for talks, but the envoy came back with no commitment from North Korea to hold negotiations on ... Read More »

Newnan man arrested for spanking another man's young child

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Morris said no twice and then, he says, a stranger grabbed the boy and spanked him three times. " We're not in Mexico ", Morris replied. Martinez, who was still in the checkout line, was approached by officers, telling them that the young boy was "doing something with a candy bar", reports said. Read More »

Bill to end United States government shutdown clears key hurdle in Senate

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Many who did quickly labeled it a pointless, head-scratching episode. Pence traveled to the Middle East during the three-day January government shutdown , with aides citing the same exception. The agreement would increase the government's borrowing limit to prevent a first-ever default on U.S. obligations that looms in just a few weeks. It also extends the USA government's borrowing authority until March 2019, sparing Washington politicians hard votes on debt and deficits until after ... Read More »

Prince William jokes about the prospect of Kate having twins

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Britain's Prince William , Duke of Cambridge meets young people who have benefited from the Centrepoint charity on his arrival to present the 2018 Centrepoint Awards and deliver a speech at Kensington Palace in London, Feb. The touched up pictures are not real. "Don't try to re-create them or think that's what you've got to aim for". "There's a lot of fakeness online so don't worry about that", he added. Read More »

Terrorist attack Army camp in Jammu, one jawan, civilian injured

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Three to four terrorists stormed inside a JCO family quarter at about 5 a.m. An official said the attackers managed to enter into a camp of Army's 36 Brigade. Intelligence inputs had warned an attack on the army or security establishment by Jaish-e-Mohammed in view of Afzal Guru's death anniversary. The area has been cordoned off and operations are underway to flush out the terrorists present in the camp. Read More »

Todd Howe, star government witness in Percoco trial, arrested

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The government's star witness in the corruption trial for Joseph Percoco, a former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was arrested Monday after admitting during cross-examination by a defense attorney on Thursday that he violated the terms of his cooperation agreement with prosecutors. Read More »

Candidates File Nominations in Nagaland, 443 in Meghalaya

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On Tuesday, Kuzholuzo Azo Nienu from the ruling Naga People's Front became the first to file his nomination papers. The Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha said authorities were taking time to compile a final, party-wise list owing to the last-minute rush. Read More »

Teen driver who livestreamed deadly crash sentenced to…

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California Highway Patrol investigators concluded that Sanchez lost control of her 2003 Buick when it skidded off the road, and the auto went into a violent turn after she overcorrected, sending the vehicle crashing into a barbed-wire fence and coming to a stop upside down in a field outside Los Banos . Read More »

Storm could bring more than foot of snow to Maine

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An occasional flurry will be possible Thursday , however, the snow chances are going to be very minimal during the daytime hours. Quiet weather conditions will continue through the overnight hours with skies becoming partly-mostly cloudy. Read More »

LL Bean eliminates its legendary lifetime returns policy

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L.L. Bean has always been known for having one of the laxest return policies, but all of that is about to change. On a recent day in the returns department, Dawn Segars recounted the story of a family that cleared out their grandfather's attic and returned a pile of 20- to 30-year-old clothes. Read More »

Rachel Brand, No. 3 US Justice Department official, stepping down amid turmoil

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Trump has reportedly considered firing both Mueller and Rosenstein at times. Spokespeople for the Justice Department did not immediately respond to TPM's inquiry about the report. Brand attracted interest because of her potential to assume a key role in the Trump-Russia investigation. Trump admitted to the New York Times past year that he would not have picked Sessions as his attorney general had he known Sessions would recuse himself. Read More »

Airstrikes kill 54 civilians in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

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A global watchdog said Wednesday it is probing "all credible allegations" of the use of chemical weapons in Syria , amid mounting reports they are allegedly being deployed by Damascus . By crossing the river, the pro-government forces would have violated the existing de-confliction agreement between Washington and Moscow, approaching USA -backed forces based near an oil field. Read More »

Real life heroes star in Clint Eastwood French attack movie

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Stone was critically injured in the attack and was stabbed numerous times by the attacker. Hundreds of years ago, we erected statues; 50 years ago, we waited until said hero died and named a street or park after them. Sadler said it was like a reunion. "It was the most fun two months of my life, our lives", Sadler said. Spencer joins the Air Force and is a bit of a screw-up. Read More »

House passes budget deal and ends government shutdown

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The 600-page plan proposes an increase in spending, by about $300bn (£215bn), on defence and domestic services. "The senator from Kentucky by objecting to the unanimous consent request will effectively shut down the federal government for no real reason", said Cornyn. Read More »

Google celebrates PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 with special Doodles

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It was a historic moment, marking the first walking together in 11 years of the two countries' athletes under the same flag at the opening ceremony of an worldwide sports event. This event is usually held in April and the fact it was moved forward, to the eve of the opening ceremony, had been seen as a setback to the warming of ties. Read More »