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Britain urges European Union to work jointly on Brexit deal, won't undercut rivals

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In a keynote speech to business leaders in Vienna , of which a copy was obtained by Xinhua, Davis said Britain will not be plunged into a " Mad Max " style world borrowed from dystopian fiction. May, whose government and party is divided over Brexit, has just eight months to strike a withdrawal deal with the European Union but insists Britain will leave at 2300 GMT on March 29, 2019. Read More »

Class 10 Bihar boards begin amid stringent measures

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In order to respect the talent and capability of the lakhs of students appearing for the exams, the government is committed to create an atmosphere for free and fair exams. Pressure to pass often comes from families, as exam results are crucial for Indian students who want to go on to have successful careers. The centre superintendent will have to send a report to the board if there is any mismatch in the candidate's subject choices and roll number. Read More »

President Trump directs Justice Department to ban bump stocks

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President Donald Trump just announced he has signed a memorandum directing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take the initial steps to ban bump stocks . "We know that members of both parties and multiple organizations are planning to take a look at bump stocks and related devices". In most USA states, the legal age to buy a hand gun from a licensed dealer is 21, however you only have to be 18 to purchase a rifle or shotgun. Read More »

Attackers Abused Indian Bank's SWIFT System to Try to Steal $2M

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Days after the Rs 11,400 crore fraud at PNB shook the country, private sector City Union Bank Sunday said it suffered three fraudulent remittances of almost $2 million (about Rs 12.8 crore). Cyber criminals hacked into the system and did three transactions, he added. The beneficiary in the third case was identified as Zhejiang Rural Credit Cooperative Union in Hangzhou, China. Read More »

Alabama cop shot, killed; suspect also dead

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Hollie was found dead in his home around 3 this morning. He said Hollie opened fire on officers who had set a perimeter around his Toulminville residence, striking Billa. After joining the task force in January, it did not take long for Billa to gain recognition in his department. The woman was identified as Hollie's ex-wife, Fonda Poellnitz, and he was quickly named as the suspect. Read More »

Economic Buzz: UK ILO Jobless Rate Increases In Q4

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The headline unemployment rate, which measures the percentage of the British workforce who want a job but don't have one, rose from 4.3% to 4.4%. The numbers of people classed as out of work rose from 1.425m to 1.47m, an increase of 46,000 on the quarter. Read More »

Secretary of State to 'provide clarity' on NI budget

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Northern Ireland is a key sticking point in Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for Brexit, because her promise to keeping the province's border with Ireland free of checkpoints appears incompatible with the decision to remove the whole of the United Kingdom from the EU customs union. Read More »

U.S. men's hockey brimming with confidence heading into quarterfinals

With Tuesday's win, Donato and Team USA advance to the quarterfinal round, where they will take on the Czech Republic Wednesday afternoon (10:10 p.m. And it was Ryan Zapolski in net instead of Jonathan Quick, who was back in North America on the bench for the Los Angeles Kings' 60th game in an National Hockey League regular season that rolled on, right through the Olympics. Read More »

Oxfam investigates new sexual misconduct cases as MPs grill bosses

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Justin Forsyth has been accused of sending texts to young female staff about how they looked and what they were wearing. The findings were part of a previously confidential report released by Oxfam on Monday as the charity responds to newspaper stories suggesting it covered up allegations that seven employees used prostitutes on the charity's property while working in Haiti after the 2010 quake that devastated the country. Read More »

Turkey warns Syrian forces entering Afrin face serious consequences

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Paramilitary forces backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad arrived in Afrin on Tuesday to help the YPG, which said they would deploy near the border. Syrian television had earlier shown the group of fighters passing through a checkpoint that bore the insignia of the Kurdish security force, some chanting "one Syria , one Syria", and driving further into Afrin. Read More »

PM Modi to inaugurate 2-day UP Investors' Summit

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Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, speaking during the event, said Reliance Jio would be present in every single village of the state by the 2018-end. Uttar Pradesh government wants to pull out at all stops to make the investors summit a grand success. Besides President Ram Nath Kovind , country's top industrialists, business delegates from 20 foreign countries and 200 CEOs, along with nearly 1/4th of the Modi Cabinet, will participate in the two-day mega event, convened to woo ... Read More »

Ice hockey body to consider keeping joint Korean team for next Olympics

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Men's assistant coach Richard Park believes hockey is poised for growth in South Korea and around Asia, which will host the next Winter Olympics in Beijing in 2022. Defenseman Lee Don Ku, who plays on an Asian league team in South Korea, said he sees some interest at the junior level but there are no official leagues. Read More »

Drought-stricken Cape Town pushes back 'Day Zero' again

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Further, all tournament officials and players are being encouraged to wear blue on Friday, February 23 to help create awareness that "Day Zero" could be a reality. Recently, we reported that Cape Town was in danger of fully running out of water on April 22. In Cape Town, level 6B water restrictions are now in place. Read More »

Why I barred Orengo, Wanjigi from leaving Kenya - Kihalangwa

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Nasa leader Raila Odinga on Monday afternoon left the country for Zimbabwe to attend Mr Tsvangirai's funeral. He added that they learnt through the media that the court had granted orders that the Department of Immigration should not interfere with the movement/travel of the two. Read More »

Husband charged with death of Delray mom who vanished at sea

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Engineer Lewis Bennett , 41, of Poole, Dorset, was arrested while he was waiting to be sentenced at a court in Miami for smuggling stolen coins during the voyage in May from which he was rescued alone. Bennett will make his first appearance on the murder charge before a judge in Florida on Wednesday afternoon, a spokeswoman for the US Department of Justice said. Read More »

Trump slams Federal Bureau of Investigation over Florida school shooting

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Trump's aggression towards Russia has escalated especially after Robert Mueller revealed on Friday that as many as 13 Russians have been charged with a plot and agenda to interfere in the United States presidential elections. But no additional information was found to help identify the person who posted the comment and no connection was made to South Florida , said Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent Robert Lasky, who is in charge of the Miami division. Read More »

Donald Trump backs improved gun background checks

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John Cornyn , about a bipartisan bill created to strengthen the Federal Bureau of Investigation database of prohibited gun buyers, according to the Associated Press. Investigators said Cruz was armed with a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle. It would penalize federal agencies that don't properly report required records and reward states that comply by providing them with federal grant preferences. Read More »

Kevin Durant on Laura Ingraham's rant: 'To me, it was racist'

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Me having this platform, I'm just trying to shed a positive light on what I feel like is right. "When there's a problem affecting one part of the society, it becomes the responsibility of everybody". "We're back to everything I've been talking about over the last few years", James continued. We're not just athletes, we're not just basketball players. Read More »

A Wardrobe Malfunction Might Cost This Team An Olympic Gold Medal

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They revealed to Entertainment weekly that after the Sochi Olympic Games in 204, they chose to take a stronger creative hold of their routines. It was also their third gold overall after winning their home Olympics in Vancouver in 2010, and their fifth medal overall after two silvers at the Sochi Games four years ago. Read More »

PM Modi lauds farmers over increase in pulses production

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NIrav Modi, who has taken several Letters of Understandings from the PNB failed to pay back the loans which amounts to around 22000 crore. Prime Minister Modi also noted that promoting the use of solar energy, converting agriculture waste into wealth and economical use of crop residue will also help in doubling of farmers' income by 2022. Read More »

Who was Jonathone N Sangma?

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Stating that there has to be clarity on intelligence inputs, Kohli said, "We demand that the number of central security forces be increased to ensure that vulnerable segments of the population, especially in the Garo Hills but not excluding Khasi and Jaintia Hills, are protected". Read More »

'Modi unfit to be PM, makes irresponsible statements'

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It had sent a warning signal to the government which now wants to have a permanent solution to this tricky issue. Modi on Monday raked up the commission charge and urged people to elect the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming state Assembly poll to have a "government with a mission". Read More »

Caught on cam: Congress leader sprinkles petrol in Bengaluru office

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Friday's instance of alleged abuse of power by the party leader came to light after a staffer at the ward office video recorded the attack and sent it to the media. Chengal Rayappa, the official at the government office is seen pleading with the politician. There have been videos regarding the entire incident which has been surfacing on the local channels. Read More »

UK: University Teachers to Go on Strike to Save Pension

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It has been described as the worst industrial action at universities in modern times. " Students like myself who have coursework due during the weeks the strike is taking place will be teaching ourselves the module". UCU says this would leave a typical lecturer nearly £10,000 a year worse off in retirement than under the current set-up. Anthony Forster, a professor and vice-chancellor of the University of Essex, is one of a small number of university leaders who have come out in favour of ... Read More »

Israel's Netanyahu warns Iran: 'Don't test our resolve'

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Damascus and Tehran have said that Iran's military presence in Syria is legitimate and based on mutual agreements. "Mr Zarif, do you recognise it?" He described Netanyahu's speech as an attempt "to evade the issue", saying that Israel's "so-called invincibility" had been shattered by the shooting down of the Israeli jet. Read More »

Some 'surprises' as Morgan Tsvangirai was laid to rest

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Raila Odinga , who says he was cheated out of the Kenyan presidency in an election previous year that he says was rigged, described Tsvangirai as a patriot who led Africa's second liberation, a reference to political leaders who attempt to topple the parties that won independence across a swathe of southern Africa from Angola to Zimbabwe and South Africa. Read More »

Pregnant Kate Middleton Attends London Fashion Week Event at Buckingham Palace

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She is already mother to four-year-old Prince George and two-year-old Princess Charlotte. Catherine, now seven months pregnant , wore a gorgeous floral design for the event. The event was full of a-listers including Vogue editor Anna Wintour and fashion icon in her own right, Stella McCartney . The pretty piece showed off her growing baby bump, which she was seen cradling throughout the night. Read More »

Russia Defends Syrian Bombing That Reportedly Has Killed 250 In Ghouta

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It's one of the last rebel-controlled areas in the country. "The Secretary-General urges all stakeholders to ensure that basic principles of global humanitarian law are adhered to, including unhindered humanitarian access, unconditional medical evacuations, and the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure", the statement stressed. Read More »

Iran resumes search for plane debris in mountains

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The spokesman said it had crashed into a mountain. Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 disappeared in the Zagros range on Sunday morning, around 45 minutes after taking off from Tehran. The ATR-72 twin-engine plane, in service for 25 years, left the capital's Mehrabad airport at around 8:00 am (0430 GMT) on Sunday and was heading towards the city of Yasuj, some 500 kilometres (300 miles) to the south. Read More »

United States effort to put Pakistan on FATF watchlist failed

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United States officials continue to hold Islamabad's feet to fire on the terror financing issue even as Pakistani officials arrived on Monday to plead their case in Paris, + where the 35-member Financial Action Task Force ( FATF ) - a global body that combats terrorist financing and money laundering - is considering a United States resolution grey list Pakistan for essentially bankrolling terrorism. Read More »

Pyeongchang 2018 round-up: Germany draws Norway for most gold medals

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The country has topped the podium for the event in six out of seven games since the 1992 Albertville Olympics, with China breaking South Korea's winning streak in 2010. "It felt good to reward them with a couple of goals and have them celebrate". "Korean citizens think that we have come out of nowhere and we just appeared but we have practised over 10 years and we are programmed and made to be like this". Read More »

Chinese officials talks with Baloch militants

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The Financial Times report quoted an anonymous Pakistani official as saying that Beijing has made "a lot of progress" with regard to convincing militants to not target projects under CPEC. The 1973 Constitution recognises Urdu as Pakistan's only national language. It doesn't make the language official in any sense. Not just Indian media houses, even Pakistan's Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani also fell for the fake news. Read More »

Three Iranian police killed in clashes with Sufi protesters

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It happened as Gonabadi dervishes protested over the detention of one of their members in northern Tehran. Followers of the Gonabadi Dervishes , an order following the Sufi strain of Islam, fought with police. Police forces fired air shots and tear gas to disperse the crowd. According to the Center for Human Rights in Iran , the Sufi Muslims are viewed as a threat to mainstream Shia Islam in the country, and its religious establishment frowns upon conversions. Read More »

Ohio Gov. John Kasich: 'No confidence' Congress will address guns

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Kasich said. "I'm supposed to have some responsibility as they are at the gun show, and they should exercise that responsibility". "I've known the governor since he was 19 years old, and I believe him when he says that he will make something happen, and I look forward to working with him to make that happen because we both need to do it on behalf of the people of OH", said Leland. Read More »

Gujarat civic polls: Counting today; BJP, Congress confident of victory

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Four seats were won by Independents and two by others. BJP, which had won 117 Assembly seats out of the 182 in 2012, had a year ago slipped below 100 by winning 99 seats. After state BJP president and MLA Jitubhai Vaghani challenged the Congress to release details about the numbers of municipalities it has captured, the Congress released the list. Read More »

Messi Save Barca From Defeat With First Goal Against Chelsea

They may not have had the best season so far, but they are still so strong. "Messi is the best player in the world, he can make the difference at any time in a game". "You have to have a lot of personality to play against this team who has 70% of the ball". "And [Lionel] Messi's stats - even though his goals are right up there, his running stats are going the other way, so there might be some space for Chelsea's full-backs to come up the pitch". Read More »

Trump to meet with high school students

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The results of the election were not impacted. "Just like they don't want to solve the DACA problem, why didn't the Democrats pass gun control legislation when they had both the House & Senate during the Obama Administration", Trump said on Twitter . Read More »

Singapore to impose tax on digital services from 2020

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The timing of the raised GST will depend on the state of the economy, how much expenditures grow, and how buoyant existing taxes are, said Mr Heng. "But I expect that we will need to do so earlier rather than later in the period", he added. Read More »

Firearms debate rages as Florida rally coincides with gun show

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It doesn't matter, because I already know: $ 30 million . Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida , Feb. Emma Gonzalez , a student at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, delivered an impassioned speech at a gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Saturday. Read More »

13 dead after helicopter surveying natural disaster damage crashes in Mexico

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Five women, four men, and three children were killed on the spot, while another person died in hospital, the Oaxaca prosecutor's office said. Officials say a dust cloud caused the pilot to lose control, keel over and crash into an open field where local residents had set up camp for the night because they feared aftershocks could cause their homes to collapse. Read More »