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England fall short by 12 runs in the run-fest — Twitter Reactions

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Though Dawid Malan steered a strong attempt to haul in a demanding target England fell 12 short to leave them needing a favour off Australia to stay alive in the tournament. A superb 18th over from Jordan cost just three and removed Williamson, but Wood was taken for another six by Chapman, who found deep midwicket three balls after Sam Billings dropped him in the same position. Read More »

Barnaby Joyce faces Nationals partyroom meeting as concerns grow about his leadership

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Asked by Bill Shorten if Mr Joyce would serve as Acting PM and whether he retained the Prime Minister's full confidence, Mr Turnbull replied: "Yes to both questions". But Nationals senator Nigel Scullion angrily defended his leader today. "I tell you what, the people who keep Barnaby in his position are National Party people and he has 100 per cent support from all of us". Read More »

Palestinians held without trial to boycott Israeli courts

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Mira Regev's reaction to the Tamimi video clip situates the Israeli reaction to Ahed Tamimi's in ways that seem to reflect the dominant mood in the country that perversely reverses the realities of oppressor and oppressed, victimizers and victims: "When I watched that I felt humiliated". Read More »

Britain to Send Warship to Disputed South China Sea

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However, the ABC report said that the visiting British Defence Secretary declined to say whether HMS Sutherland would sail within 12 nautical miles of a disputed territory or artificial island claimed by the Chinese as U.S. In July 2016, the Philippines won an arbitration case at a court in The Hague that voided China's claim, but Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's two-week old administration at that time departed from his predecessor's foreign policy and set aside the legal victory in ... Read More »

Whoopi Goldberg Rips Mike Pence for Not Exhibiting 'Respect' to North Korea

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I think that Mike Pence , say what you will about Mike Pence and his religiosity and everything else, I don't think that he's mentally ill even though he says he is hearing voices". U.S. Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon made headlines yesterday when he offered in a press conference , "I think right now the Olympics are about Olympic competition and the athletes involved". Read More »

Saakashvili plans to change situation in both Georgia and Ukraine

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With the help of his supporters, he broke through the Polish-Ukrainian border in September a year ago, and was briefly detained in December in Kiev. For Maxim Eristavi, a research fellow at the US-based Atlantic Council think-tank, the arrest and banishment of Saakashvili serve as a "message of warning" to Poroshenko's rivals ahead of the May 2019 presidential poll. Read More »

Duterte meets second batch of repatriated Filipino workers from Kuwait

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It's the latest case to draw the anger of populist Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte , who in January complained that cases of abuse reported by Filipina domestic workers "always" seem to be coming from Kuwait. "Repatriated workers will receive financial assistance from OWWA and may be deployed to more humane countries such as Oman and Bahrain", he said. More than 250,000 Filipinos work in Kuwait, many as maids, said the Filipino authorities. Read More »

Area roundup: No. 9 Ducks defeat Washington State women 90-79

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Elijah Brown and MiKyle McIntosh teamed up on back to back shots to give OR an 8-6 lead at the 15-minute mark of the first half. "It didn't feel right to him, so we just sat him down", WSU coach Ernie Kent said. "They made plays for each other; that was a good stretch for us". Halftime-Oregon 38-28. 3-Point Goals-Washington St. 10-28 (Daniels 3-7, Skaggs 3-7, Flynn 2-8, Chidom 1-1, Shpreyregin 1-4, Acquaah 0-1), Oregon 11-28 (Pritchard 3-6, McIntosh 2-4, Bailey 2-4, E.Brown 2-8, White 1-1, ... Read More »

Distrusting Chinese Woman Climbs Into An X-Ray Machine With Her Bag

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The startling incident took place on February 11. The freaky incident happened at Dongguan Railway Station in China's southern Guangdong Province. The security staff at the station were shocked to see the silhouette of a woman that they noticed on the X-ray screen, according to a DailyMail report. Read More »

Senate begins freewheeling immigration debate

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White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters says the plan "would increase illegal immigration, surge chain migration , continue catch and release, and give a pathway to citizenship to convicted alien felons". That means finding an agreement that can pass the Senate, pass the House, and which the President will sign. But as of Tuesday afternoon the Senate had not yet voted to move to the legislation. Read More »

Women Dead, 3 Officers Shot in Detroit Standoff

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Smith fired shots around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday night. These officers were pinned down for at least an hour before special response teams arrived, who were able to quickly get in and remove those who were shot, Craig said. Police said the suspect told them he was "not going down without a fight". Michigan State Police sent three camera-equipped robots into the home later Monday. Read More »

Stabbing victim moments from death tells cops who killed her

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Lizette Andrea Cuesta was found soaked in blood, fighting for her life and dragging herself along the side of a road in Livermore , east of San Francisco , on Monday. Daniel Gross , 19, and his girlfriend Melissa Leonardo , 25, (pictured) allegedly beat and stabbed Lizette Cuesta . Both suspects are in custody at Santa Rita jail and will be arraigned Wednesday afternoon. Read More »

USA and Egypt pledge allegiance in IS fight raging in Sinai

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Trump's tweet, posted on Saturday morning, was taken as a defense of White House Secretary Rob Porter and speechwriter David Sorensen , who have both been accused by ex-wives of being physically and verbally abusive. Israel's security is a US priority, and the danger is that USA forces could get dragged into direct conflict with Iranian militias. The government has worked to achieve economic reforms and remove obstacles that might hinder investors, he said at a panel discussion entitled ... Read More »

Is This What Got Omarosa Fired From The White House?

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He turned to Morgan's Celebrity Apprentice stint with Omarosa . When Shah was asked during a news conference about comments critical of the administration made by the former Trump aide, he said the White House was not taking her remarks "very seriously". Read More »

'Lost' skier turns up in Sacramento

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Police say Filippidis contacted authorities and was reported to be in good health. "We don't know how he got there", said Sacramento police Sgt. Shaun Hampton. Jon Lundin, a spokesman for the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority, which runs the ski resort, was quoted as saying Filippidis was there for an annual ski trip with his colleagues. Read More »

Man dies after vehicles collide at London's Heathrow Airport

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The two men were injured after the vehicles collided on the airfield, Heathrow confirmed. An airport worker at Heathrow was killed this morning in a crash between two vehicles operating on the airfield. But a spokeswoman for British Airways said several of its flights were delayed by the crash. "The gate was surrounded by various airport service vehicles including two fire engines. Read More »

House panel launches investigation of Rob Porter's security clearance

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The FBI only provides results of its investigations. Porter resigned last week as allegations from two ex-wives, and specifically a photo showing one ex-wife with a bruised face, emerged. Porter has resigned from the White House. FBI Director Christopher Wray testified on Tuesday that the bureau handed information about Porter's background to the White House earlier than Trump administration officials have admitted. Read More »

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu reassures govt coalition remain stable

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More importantly, the coalition parties that keep Netanyahu afloat said they would await the ruling of Attorney General Avihai Mandelblit, who could take months to decide whether to file charges. visa, lessen the billionare's tax burden, and assist with business ventures. Netanyahu also acted to promote a law that gives tax exemption for returning Israeli residents who were living overseas for over 10 years, known as the "Milchan Bill", and helped Milchan to promote his investment in ... Read More »

USA trade strategy's intent is to create jobs

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Shares of U.S. Steel (X) rose 3.6%, AK Steel (AKS) 4.4%, Steel Dynamics (STLD) 2.1%, and Nucor (NUE) 1% on the stock market today . "You know, we make aluminum and we make steel" he said. The issue may boil over next week when Trump travels to Pennsylvania to stump for a Republican candidate running in a special election in a steel-sensitive district. Read More »

Shots fired outside National Security Agency headquarters

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Army installation that is the home of the NSA, as well as the U.S. Cyber Command and Defense Information School. They also reported that Fort Meade garrison spokeswoman Cheryl Phillips confirmed by phone that one person was injured in the shooting outside the base and was taken to hospital. Read More »

Trump still unconvinced Russian Federation meddled in 2016 election

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The nation's spy chief said Tuesday that Russian Federation has not slowed down aggressive cyberattacks and political meddling and warned that Vladimir Putin has set his sights on the 2018 midterm elections. Nine months after a new election in United States, intelligence services warned on Tuesday that threat of Russian interference has grown. They say Russian Federation continues to meddle in American politics, but they also warned about major global threats, including a cyber attack. Read More »

Danish Queen's husband Prince Henrik dies - Royal House

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Denmark's Prince Henrik , the father-in-law to Australian-born Crown Princess Mary , has died aged 83. Prince Henrik - who was suffering from dementia - sparked controversy in August 2017 when he announced he did not wish to be buried next to the Queen , as he was unhappy she had never acknowledged him as her equal. Read More »

Leadership row drags Germany's SPD into new crisis after coalition deal

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Two sources in the SPD leadership said the party decided not to make Nahles a caretaker leader because it did not want to pre-empt a vote at the party congress and so possibly influence the members' vote on a coalition with Merkel. Martin Schulz stepped down saying he wanted to end SPD "personnel debates". With many SPD members harbouring misgivings about sharing power with Merkel again, the result of the vote, due on March 4, is wide open. Read More »

Cyclone wreaks havoc in Tonga

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Village headman on Ono-i-lau Ilaitia Taleitaki said it was a very unsafe situation for about 12 hours with roofing iron flying around, large trees blown down and food crops reduced to what he called "ground zero". Graham Kenna, from Tonga's National Emergency Management Office, said the damage was widespread and severe. The worst hit was the island of Ono-I-Lau, where the tropical storm razed three homes and four partially damaged four others, forcing the affected families to take refuge in ... Read More »

Oxfam scandal: Aid minister to meet with the National Crime Agency

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British actress Minnie Driver has cut ties with Oxfam after 20 years of support. "I certainly will not let the abhorrent mistakes of a troubling organisation stop me or anyone else from working with good people in this space to support a population of human beings around the world that needs our help", she said. Read More »

US Exim Bank to extend Iraq $3bn credit line - Tillerson

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Pledges were still expected to fall short of the level desired. Such finance, donor countries said, is necessary to raise the total funds needed for Iraq . The war against Daesh displaced more than 5 million people. He also announced a new, two-year Recovery and Resilience Programme. "But it is also - and there are Arab donors willing to help and support - focus your efforts on those areas where it actually achieves something in terms of stabilisation and countering foreign influence". Read More »

Will Congress have an immigration breakthrough or breakdown?

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This will be our last chance, there will never be another opportunity! If congress doesn't come up with a solution, hundreds of thousands of immigrants will stand to lose legal protections by March 5th. "There will probably be at least three bills", Feinstein told VOA. Democrats and moderate Republicans negotiating with them, meanwhile, said they have nothing finalized - yet. Read More »

ISIS Terrorist Sentenced To Life In Prison For New York Bombings

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Federal prosecutors said in court papers that Rahimi has not shown remorse and tried to radicalize fellow prisoners at the federal jail in NY where he has been imprisoned since his arrest. "You sound like most people and yet your actions are totally at odds with your voice", Berman said. He was convicted of eight criminal charges in October 2017, including bombing a public place and using a weapon of mass destruction. Read More »

Israel Looks to Russia, Not US, for Leadership To Deescalate Syrian Conflict

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He said the regime had conducted strikes after the downing of the F-16, which he said showed " that our modus operandi has not changed one bit". Syria represents Iran's first significant military success overseas in recent years. The senior minister said, "We will respond to every provocation and we will continue to defend our security interests". The U.S.in turn issued a strong statement of support for Israel . Read More »

White House Hoping to Deliver Food to The Poor to Save Money

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In Montana, the benefits are distributed through the electronic benefit transfer, or EBT, system. About two-thirds of recipients are children, seniors and people with disabilities. Tuesday was distribution day at the 6th street shelter food bank. But could hurt the local economy. Numerous administration's proposed SNAP reforms are familiar. Read More »

Chicago Police Commander Shot and Killed Responding to Robbery

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The Thompson Center, also known as the State of Illinois Building, is an atrium-style governmental building with commercial businesses on the first floor and a food court on the lower level. Recently, Bauer appeared in an interview on the WCIU television show "The Jam", talking about the monthly Coffee with a Commander meetings in his district. Read More »

The Obamas Mocked Over New "Official Portraits"

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Like most of Sherald's work, her interpretation of Mrs. Obama is soft and nearly dreamlike (many have criticized Sherald's portrayal as having little resemblance to the first lady). She focuses on African-Americans and renders them with great psychological intimacy. If, as Wiley has said, his intent as an artist is to be provocative, he can consider himself successful. Read More »

U.S. airstrike killed 'dozens' of Russian contractors in Syria

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Regime forces operating Russian-made T-55 and T-72 tanks fired 20-30 tank rounds within 500 feet of the SDF base, where some US troops were embedded, according to Pentagon press secretary Dana W. However, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura joined Russia's , and Iran's attempts to mediate negotiations hoping they would revive Geneva's peace process. Read More »

Brooklyn judge blocks Trump admin from ending DACA

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Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the US District Court for the Eastern District of NY issued an injunction barring the Trump administration's plans to end the program on Tuesday. The judge's decision follows a similar ruling by a federal court in San Francisco last month. If the decision is allowed to go into effect prior to a full adjudication on the merits, there is no way the court can "unscramble the egg" and undo the damage caused by what, on the record before it, appears to have been ... Read More »

RSS chief's remark on Army "absolutely wrong", should

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The RSS today clarified that Bhagwat had not compared the Indian Army with Sangh volunteers and his remarks on the matter were " misrepresented ". Gandhi asked Bhagwat to apologise for questioning "preparedness of Indian Army". Parallel Army he is talking about is what we have always warned against: Hindu Terror. Bhagwat had said that workers of his organisation can be trained in three days if need arises, whereas the Army takes 6-7 months to become capable enough to defend country's ... Read More »

Trump claims of victimization by the Obama administration

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Schiff, who has traded bitter Twitter messages with the president after Trump called him one of "the biggest liars and leakers" in Washington , warned this week that Trump might call for "political edits" meant to erase embarrassing parts of the memo, not information related to national security. Read More »

Britons killed in canyon helicopter crash identified

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Ms Dobson had worked as a receptionist at Vets4Pets in Worthing, Surrey. "She was always happy", he said. Jason Hill was a corporate solicitor in Milton Keynes for firm Shoosmiths. Fujimoto, a Las Vegas photographer who was doing a wedding shoot at the time of the crash, said he suddenly saw people running toward the edge of a gulch. Read More »

Jacob Zuma's Exit From South Africa Presidency to Be Finalized Monday

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Ramaphosa said the ANC's top executives will meet Monday to finalize discussions on Zuma's resignation. "We know you want closure on this matter". And in countries such as South Africa, Zimbabwe and Angola, the ruling parties are searching for new ways to modernize their image and bring back disillusioned supporters. Read More »

Pyongyang invites Moon for possible summit talks

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Moon's Chief Press Secretary Yoon Young-chan later said that Pence was originally scheduled to hold a separate dinner with United States athletes at the PyeongChang Olympic Games , insisting his early departure did not mean a boycott, the agency reported. Read More »

Pakistani Taliban senior commander confirmed killed by United States drone

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The statement comes as the United States has massively stepped up its air offensive in eastern Afghanistan , targeting Taliban drug labs and Daesh hideouts as President Donald Trump looks to the sky to force the insurgents to the table. According to Pakistani officials, Sajna was battle- hardened with experience of fighting in Afghanistan. In recent weeks, Kabul has been hit by several deadly assaults, including a massive suicide auto bombing in a crowded central area on January 27 that ... Read More »

Abe fails to reach common ground with Moon on North Korea

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After Kim arrived at Incheon Airport and met with the Korean unification minister, Kim Yong Nam gestured for her to take the center seat at the table - leading many South Korean news outlets to conclude that she's essentially her brother's second in command. Read More »

Korea had frank, candid talks with S. Korea's president: KCNA

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The invitation, delivered by Kim's visiting sister Kim Yo Jong , said Kim was willing to meet the South's leader "at the earliest date possible", said a spokesman for the presidential Blue House. "That is a very unusual time , if in fact he is trying to show a warming", Mattis said, referring to Kim Jong Un . North Korea's Alpine skiing coach says it's an "honor" to compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics, though he doesn't expect much from any of his three athletes. Read More »

South Korean President holds talks with North Korea during games

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An official travelling with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Pyeongchang told reporters the Japanese government believed sanctions were "starting to bite", citing recent instances of ship-to-ship transfers at sea. Although some White House aides were leery that the arrangement could produce less-than-ideal optics for Pence, there was no concerted effort to lobby their Korean counterparts for a change, in part out of fear of upsetting the Olympic hosts, said one administration official. Read More »

Turkey detains 666 over social media criticism of Afrin operation

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Cavusoglu added, "The US is not touching Daesh members in Syria as an excuse to continue working with YPG terrorist group". He was speaking, on Monday, a day after a visit to Turkey by U.S. Some 1,369 "terrorists" had been neutralised during the operation, the army said, referring to those killed but also those captured or wounded. Turkish troops launched an air and ground offensive against YPG-held Afrin in northwestern Syria on January 20, as Ankara treats the Kurdish militants as ... Read More »