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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to meet PM Modi today

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A few agreements are likely to be inked between the two countries today. " Iran is ready to share its share its oil, gas and energy resources for the development and progress of India". This is the first Presidential visit since 2003 although it is President Rouhani's second visit. Telangana government officials and Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) office-bearers briefed the leader on the architecture and significance of the over 400-year- old monuments. Read More »

'The Black Panther's' Women of Wakanda Show Off Their Impressive Fight Moves

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Black artists like Robb Armstrong, who created the nationally syndicated comic strip "Jump Start", saw the movie's African superhero and almost all-black cast as a modern cinema breakthrough. The film starts with Prince N'Jobu, a spy who is secretly selling vibranium. Not only that, but this film also exposes colonialism and imperialism as " Black Panther " is not only fighting against neocolonial forces such as the film's main atagonist within the fictional country of Wakanda, but also ... Read More »

Earthquake, earthquake mexico, mexico earthquake, 7.2 magnitude, quake, natural disaster, mexico

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Geological Survey. While the natural disaster center was less than two miles from the town of Pinotepa de Don Luis, tremors were apparently felt more than 300 miles away in Mexico City . The depth of the quake was about 24 kilometers. A powerful quake that rattled south and central Mexico caused little apparent destruction but rekindled fears in a population that still sees daily reminders of deadly earthquakes five months ago. Read More »

Barack Obama calls for 'common sense' gun laws after Parkland school massacre

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As Trump left the lectern at the White House on Thursday, a CNN correspondent shouted: "Mr President, why does this keep happening to America?" Celebrities expressed their condolences and outrage that another American school was the target of a mass shooting after at least 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday. Read More »

Winter Olympics Medal Standings - Wednesday Morning

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The United States has been dominant in snowboarding events. According to the International Olympic Committee , athletes who place in the top three receive the stuffed tiger immediately after their event, and later receive their medal during the nightly ceremony held at the aptly named Medal Plaza. Read More »

Jimmy Kimmel to Trump after school shooting: 'You've literally done nothing'

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Trump's campaign says it put off the February 21 rally in Ambridge, outside of Pittsburgh, "out of respect and sympathy for the victims and survivors". The initial hearing takes place without the subject present, and the subject usually will not learn a restraining order has been issued until police contact them about turning over their guns . Read More »

Trump cites mental health in shooting, no mention of guns

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An NRA spokesman told CNN the poster was unaware of the shooting and swiftly deleted the tweet . Kimmel urged people to write their representatives, call them, "and if they don't listen, vote them out of office". The rulemaking process kicked off in December. America also has the highest homicide-by-firearm rate among the world's most developed nations. Palmieri said because this week's shooting was in Florida, the district leaves it up to teachers with pertinent subjects to ... Read More »

N.Korean delegation's S.Korea visit meaningful: Pyongyang media

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Pence cast one of the loneliest figures at the opening event. South Korean President Moon Jae-in shakes hands with Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, in Seoul, South Korea in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) February 10, 2018. Read More »

Why Trump Will Never Accept What His Spy Chiefs Keep Saying

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He said the more transparency the government can provide to the American people that this is a real threat that is going to happen, the better. Vice President Pence on Wednesday said the USA intelligence community universally concluded that Russian Federation did not have an effect on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election , despite the fact that officials have made no such judgment. Read More »

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's Visit to Sikh Homeland Eagerly Anticipated

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On February 21, the Canadian PM will travel to Amritsar where he will visit the Golden Temple. Though Canadian ministers of Punjabi origin, for instance Harjit Sajjan, are said to be among the ministers who will accompany Trudeau during his visit to Amritsar, a state government functionary claimed that "till now, officially we do not have the names of five ministers who will accompany Canadian Prime Minister". Read More »

Turkey: German Journalist Accused of 'Propaganda' to Be Freed

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German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel on Friday returned to his Istanbul home after his release from over a year in jail on terror accusations that strained ties between Ankara and Berlin, an AFP reporter said . German government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer told a regular news conference on Friday that Yucel's release would be "an important first step" after massive diplomatic efforts. Read More »

Brown says he is suing CTV for "travesty" sex assault story

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Then I went to my local hospital for a pre-planned surgery and everyone in the waiting room shook my hand and said 'we believe in you.' I realized that people back home wanted me to fight for myself and fight for what I've been working on my entire life, which was public service to make our province and our community and our country stronger. Read More »

Kylie Jenner struggling with baby Stormi, Travis Scott not helping

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So, who is the 20-year-old going to turn to when she needs help with her new daughter? While the Lip Kit creator may not be sharing more photos of Stormi any time soon, fans are getting a look inside her relationship with Scott. on February 1st. In the hook, the 28-year-old repeatedly says, "I been unfaithful/I been lying like the King of the Jungle/But I ain't lying when I say I love you". Read More »

Mitt Romney launches Senate campaign in Utah

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Senate race in Utah and hope to see more Republican candidates this cycle following his lead when it comes to embracing commonsense clean energy policies". With Romney's potential arrival in Washington comes notably real tension between him and the man now occupying the Oval Office: President Donald Trump. Read More »

EFF says will boycott election of new president Thursday

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The ANC's 62% majority in parliament means that it will not need any opposition votes to elect Ramaphosa, and after the party's national executive committee " recalled " Zuma on Tuesday, and resolved that its newly-anointed president should replace him. Read More »

Police Responding to 'Reports of Gunfire on Campus' in Seattle

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Police responded to the scene, along with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The college says that police were evacuating buildings and assessing the situation. The Seattle Times reached an operator at the school by phone. Eventually a person who identified herself as an operator confirmed the lockdown, said a shooting had been reported on the campus and said police were going through the college's buildings one by one. Read More »

South African president pledges to "turn tide" on corruption

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He said Ramaphosa faced a mammoth task ahead to combat corruption and bring unity. "The criminal justice institutions have been taking initiatives that will enable us to deal effectively with corruption". Police yesterday said an arrest warrant had been issued for one of the brothers, Ajay Gupta. Africa's most developed economy needs faster economic growth if it is to reduce high unemployment - now at 27 percent - and alleviate widespread poverty that has persisted since the end of white ... Read More »

Department of Justice indicts Russians for election meddling

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The indictment charges all of the defendants and three Russian entities with conspiracy to defraud the US, three defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and five with aggravated identity theft. political and electoral processes, including the presidential election of 2016". Around April 2016 through November 2016, the indictment alleges that the IRA and its groups bought advertisements on social media using their false identities "expressly advocating for the election ... Read More »

Turkey Offers Joint Deployment With US Troops in Syria's Manbij

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Take back arms, or no arms given? The Turkish minister also said that Mattis told him that the USA was working on plans to take back weapons supplied to the YPG . On Friday, Tillerson will meet with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu , who was also present at Thursday's bilateral talks. The U.S. considers the Syrian Kurdish fighters the most effective fighting force in the battle to defeat IS in Syria, and this week offered a budget plan that would send them the bulk of $550 ... Read More »

Closing in on Deadline for New PA Congressional Map

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Pennsylvania's congressional map is widely viewed as among the nation's most gerrymandered . For example, the 11th Congressional District - which Republican U.S. Republican lawmakers say they'll likely ask a federal court to block any boundaries the state Supreme Court imposes. Governor Tom Wolf submitted a map that he said "has the same number of overall splits as the Republican leaders' joint submission but reduces the number of counties split a few times". Read More »

Police officer fired for refusing to shoot black suspect settles in court

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Mader said Williams did not appear to be a threat and he tried to calm him. Williams was shot and killed when two other Weirton police officers arrived at the scene. "The events leading to my termination were unjustified and I'm pleased a joint resolution has been met". Mader asked Williams to show his hands and he did, revealing a gun. Read More »

Austin's 'Favor-ite' delivery service carted off by HEB

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Favor will continue to independently operate their business as a separate brand. Jag Bath, who was hired as CEO in September 2015, will remain in his position and H-E-B says it is keeping all of Favor's 50,000 runners. Last year, the company doubled the number of cities it serves across the state and, according to H-E-B's statement, became the first US on-demand delivery company to achieve profitability at scale. Read More »

Post Mortem To Be Carried Out On Body Of Joanne Lee

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A woman's body was found at a Dublin address this evening. The area has been sealed off for a technical examination and the state pathologist notified. Just devastated. She'd been missing for a couple of days. The soul is taken out of us. "The situation is beyond imagination", Mr McGinley said. We knew something was up, we just couldn't put it together. Read More »

What to look out for in the women's super-G

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For Mayer, his second Olympics have ended with a second gold medal. Mayer won the speed race by 0.13 second ahead of Beat Feuz of Switzerland , who added the silver medal to his bronze from downhill Thursday. It looked like a tough course to find a line and after the first two skiers missed gates to drop out, the ipads came out at the top of the course as the competitors tried to figure it out. Read More »

Pariksha Pe Charcha: PM Modi to interact with students today

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Around 10 crore students are expected to take part in the programme, out of which 10 will get a chance to ask him questions directly. Examinations for class 10th and 12th boards apporaching. The prime minister, who spoke in Hindi during the entire event, apologised to students with whom he could not interact because of the language barrier, and said he regrets not knowing Tamil, IANS reported. Read More »

Hustling Westminster pros go from dog to dog

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No handler is listed on the site for either dog. "We took three separate flights and everything to get all the dogs in here", he said . They can be used as stud and continue showing and keep their coat and keep their shape of body and all that'. Read More »

LAUSD officials work to ease fears at schools following Florida shooting

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The 19-year-old orphan whose mother died last year was charged with murder Thursday in the assault that devastated this sleepy community on the edge of the Everglades. A tearful Runcie said the scene was "nothing like I've ever seen in my entire life". "They indicated they saw nothing like this coming", Lewis said. Read More »

Sarah Murray coaching unified Korean hockey team

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But Ji, now a South Korean citizen, said Kim should have apologized to South Korean citizens and North Korean defectors living in the South. The omission signals the precarious nature of the offer, with both South Korea and the United States demanding Pyongyang consider making concessions on its nuclear programme as a part of any future talks. Read More »

Senate begins voting on immigration plans

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The Trump-backed bill - crafted exclusively by GOP senators - received the least, not even garnering a majority of senators at just 39 votes . There were also qualms among Democrats. But the bipartisan measure differed from the Grassley measure in regards to family-based migration and the visa lottery. The Department of Homeland Security said the bill "would be the end of immigration enforcement in America". Read More »

ED asks MEA to revoke Nirav Modi's passport

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Now the opposition has become vocal on this issue. He wrote in a tweet - "Neerav Modi has explained how India can be looted". It looks like this is a classic case of another Vijay Mallya , isn't it? Earlier in the day, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said "being seen with the Prime Minister helped the businessman flee the country". Read More »

Zimbabwe's main opposition MDC names successor to Tsvangirai

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The former Prime Minister died on Wednesday in a Johannesburg hospital where he was seeking treatment for colon cancer. For years Tsvangirai fought the injustices and excesses of the ruthless Mugabe regime. Venaani confirmed he would be attending the funeral and burial of the late Tsvangirai on behalf of his political party. The MDC is said to be divided over who should lead it into elections later this year against the governing Zanu-PF party, led by Mr Mugabe's successor, Emmerson ... Read More »

Nikolas Cruz Charged in Florida High School Shooting, More Details Released

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Broward County Schools Superintendent Rob Runcie says "now is the time to have a real conversation about gun control legislation". Just before the shooting broke out, some students thought they were having another fire drill. Trump instead focused on the suspect's mental health while expressing condolences to those affected by the senseless tragedy, telling them "your suffering is our burden also". Read More »

Energy Transfer Partners, LP (ETP), Sealed Air Corporation

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Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE ) has risen 42.68% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 79.15% the S&P500. Miller Howard Investments Inc increased Forum Energy Technologies Inc (NYSE:FET) stake by 57,813 shares to 355,951 valued at $5.66M in 2017Q3. Read More »

Grassley has doubts about military parade

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Officials said the $200 billion in federal support would come from cuts to existing programs. Bennett is also concerned over a provision in the budget that would eliminate the current exemption from site neutral payment cuts for outpatient programs. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned last fall about school shooting comments

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An account with the name " nikolas cruz " posted the comment on Ben Bennight's account on September 24, 2017, Bennight said in a video posted Wednesday. They contacted him immediately, according to CNN . "I didn't ignore it", Bennight said. "They came to my office the next morning and asked me if I knew anything about the person", Bennight told BuzzFeed News . Read More »

USA pledges over $1 billion in annual aid to Jordan

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Today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi signed a new five-year $6.375 billion ($1.275 billion a year) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United States and Jordan, beginning in FY 2018 and ending in FY 2022. Read More »

Boston police criticized after tweeting Black History Month tribute to Red Auerbach

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The tweet also honored Auerbach for fielding "an all African-American starting five in 1964 and [hiring] the league's 1st African-American head coach ( Bill Russell ) in 1966", according to screenshots posted on Twitter. "This is inappropriate", one person said . On Monday, police tweeted out a statement from Commissioner William Evans, acknowledging the tweet was "insensitive". Read More »

Mani Shankar Aiyar praises Pakistan for accepting dialogue offer

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While speaking in a session at Karachi Literature Festival, he said that he is "proud" that Pakistan has accepted this, but "half very sad" that India has not. With his statement coming just when Congress was seeking to corner BJP, ex-MP Rao said, "Aiyar should stop giving such remarks, he has already been suspended". Read More »

Nirav Modi's escape puts Narendra Modi's govt on back foot

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It filed a second complaint this week. His brother Nishal, a Belgian citizen, also left the country on January 1, while wife Ami, a United States citizen, and business partner Mehul Choksi , the Indian promoter of Gitanjali jewellery chain, departed on January 6, the officials said. Read More »

Cyril Ramaphosa, new President of South Africa

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South Africa's main stock market index jumped almost four percent, putting it on track for its biggest one-day gain in more than two years as investors welcomed Mr Zuma's resignation after nine years in office plagued by corruption allegations. Read More »

Ex-teacher accused of paying students for help making bomb

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In the notebook, police found messages that said, " WE ARE TWIN TOROS STRIKE US NOW, WE WILL RETURN WITH NANO THERMITE " and "I AM HERE 100%, LIVING, BUYING WEAPONS". Federal charges were being prepared against the two, who were arrested in the city's Bronx borough and were in possession of materials to build such a device, the official was quoted as saying. Read More »

Nassar survivor Aly Raisman wears nothing but her words for Sports Illustrated

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Former gymnast Alexandra "Aly" Raisman was one of almost 160 women who shared their experience of sexual abuse at the hands of the former USA Gymnastics doctor during his trial last month. I hope that we can one day get to a point where everyone realises that women do not have to be modest to be respected... "Women can be intelligent, fierce, sexy, powerful, strong, advocates for change while wearing what makes them feel best", Aly shared with the pic on Instagram . Read More »

Senate Fails To Advance Any Immigration Proposals

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The upper house is considering at least four immigration measures. The legislation from a group of 16 bipartisan senators would offer almost 2 million young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. Schumer's remarks come as the Senate is debating a series of amendments related to DACA, immigration reform and border security. Besides its path to citizenship and border security money, it would bar Dreamers from sponsoring their parents for citizenship, far narrower than Trump's proposal ... Read More »

Myanmar makes life for Rohingya 'a death sentence'

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Haley said powerful forces in Myanmar's government have denied ethnic cleansing in Rakhine , and "to make sure no one contradicts their preposterous denials, they are preventing access to Rakhine to anyone or any organization that might bear witness to their atrocities, including the U.N. Read More »

North Korea's Kim Jong Un describes South as very impressive

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At their first game on Saturday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong were both in attendance. Pence used increasingly hostile language, calling the North the most tyrannical regime on the planet. "The goal is denuclearization and the process is dialogue for dialogue, action for action, so if North Korea does not show actions, the United States and Japan will not change their policies", a senior Japanese diplomat told ... Read More »