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Ivanka Trump tours Winter Olympics draped in Team USA garb

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Seoul blames the North for the sinking of the Cheonan - widely believed in the South to have been ordered by Mr Kim Yong Chol - although Pyongyang denies responsibility. The message of rapprochement was a pivot in tone for the North Sunday. On Friday the U.S. Treasury blacklisted 28 ships, 27 companies and one person, imposing an asset freeze and barring U.S. Read More »

Japanese police find missing woman's head in American sightseer's suitcase

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Before she went missing, the woman had written on Instagram that she was going to "meet Jay", an apparent reference to the American. Bayraktar was in Japan as a tourist, according to the newspaper. According to The Asahi Shimbun , the missing woman was reportedly last seen on February 15. Security camera footage shows the woman boarding an Osaka-bound train alone at a nearby station. Read More »

Broward sheriff grilled on red flags during lengthy CNN interview

The police department has also been hit after it was revealed that officers that allegedly failed to enter the building after responding to calls about a shooter. "Any actions or inactions that negatively affected the response will be investigated thoroughly, and the information will be released officially", Sgt. Read More »

Compare BJP's 48 months with Cong's 48 yrs: Modi

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Modi paid floral tributes at Aurobindo's memorial and meditated for a few minutes. "At Auroville, the material and the spiritual, co-exist in harmony". Moreover, since January 2014 Nirav Modi helped fund the BJP poll campaign blitz in 2014 that saw the party come to power at the Centre. This is PM Modi's first visit to Puducherry since becoming the prime minister. Read More »

Gun Violence Protests Result in Several High School Students Being Arrested

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These universities and colleges include Dartmouth College, Tulane University, University of Puget Sound, John Hopkins University, Northeastern University, Brown University, University of Connecticut, University of California, Los Angeles. Police say most students were peaceful but five students ranging in age from 14 to 18 were arrested and accused of battery on an officer and resisting arrest. Read More »

In response to Florida shooting, United States companies cut ties with NRA

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On Thursday, the First National Bank of Omaha , the largest privately-owned bank in the country, announced that it would no longer be offering an NRA credit card in response to "customer feedback". Hertz rental vehicle company also put the brakes on NRA member cost cuts. Members of the NRA have access to special offers, ranging from life insurance to wine clubs, from partner companies that can be accessed through the group's website . Read More »

Al-Shabaab attack in Mogadishu leaves at least 22 dead

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The Al-Shabab Islamist militant group claimed responsibility in a statement posted online, saying it was targeting the government and security services. Al-Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility for the double auto bombing attacks, one targeting the presidential palace and the other went off near the intelligence headquarters. Read More »

Cops Shot Dead In Central Kashmir

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According to a report in DNA , Qureshi heads the People's Political Front (PPF), which is a constituent of moderate Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. In Srinagar's Soura area, a policeman from Budgam who was guarding the residence of a Hurriyat leader was killed by militants, who decamped with his service rifle. Read More »

Leicester blast triggers police alert

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East Midlands ambulance service said four people, all in a critical condition, were taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary. Emergency crew have been scrambled to reports of a "huge explosion" at a polish shop in Hinckley Road at around 7.10pm tonight. Read More »

NASCAR's Sunday race at Atlanta moved back to 1:06 pm ET

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Issues during technical inspection prevented Martin Truex Jr . and the No. 78 Bass Pro Shops/5-hour ENERGY Toyota from participating in qualifying for Sunday's Folds of Honor/QuickTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. "That was pretty fun for us because there's a lot of strategy of when to go and when to not", Logano said. Joey Logano was second but never seriously challenged Harvick and finished 4.183 seconds back. Read More »

A look at Sridevi's films with Kamal, Rajini

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But her most enduring image for a particular generation of Malayalis would perhaps be her - aged six - playing Balasubramanian in the Malayalam-Tamil bilingual Kumarasambhavam (1969 ). Her stardom was well deserved. Actress Sridevi about Superstar Rajinikanth from Raj Ajay on Vimeo . She was reportedly with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi Kapoor at the time. Read More »

Another round of rain, potentially severe storms tonight

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Clouds decrease throughout the day on Sunday and we'll see sunshine by the afternoon. Right now these two frontal passages aren't overly concerning in regards to severe weather due to limited instability, but it's something we'll watch closely. Read More »

White House shelves tentative plan for Mexican leader visit

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Trump and Pena Nieto spoke on February 20, the White House said in a statement at the time. According to the Washington Post , Pena Nieto was looking to make the trip within the next month but ended up putting those plans on hold following a "testy" phone call with Trump earlier this month. Read More »

MA: woman dies in knife attack

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A 22-year-old woman was fatally stabbed by a man with a hunting knife inside the reading room of the library. The bleeding woman staggered toward the door, and several patrons came to her aid, including a 77-year-old man who was stabbed in the arm before other patrons could subdue the attacker. Read More »

Mavs' Dennis Smith Jr. named in FBI investigation of college corruption

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As noted by Yahoo Sports , agent payments to college players would violate the NCAA's amateurism rules and could result in retroactive penalties - and potentially future penalties as well. "Coach [Larry] Krystkowiak has a great deal of integrity and runs a clean program, but this situation shows there are areas outside of a coach's control that need to be fixed". Read More »

Armed Deputy Who 'Never Went In' at Florida School Shooting Has Resigned

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After surveillance video captured the deputy standing outside the building, Israel said he was placed on unpaid leave. "He was armed, he was in uniform", Israel said . "We will examine these and other communications channels to determine whether enhancements are in order", Gordon said last week. Officials have reviewed the 23 calls but are looking more closely at those two calls to see if they, "should have done more ". Read More »

Aruna Budda Reddy creates history Wins bronze at Gymnastics World Cup

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Aruna Budda Reddy created history yesterday by becoming the first Indian gymnast to clinch an individual medal at the Gymnastics World Cup in Melbourne . Since then, the only gymnast to represent India has been Dipa Karmakar at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she narrowly missed out on a bronze medal. Read More »

Withdrawal of troops caused Dapchi girls abduction - Governor

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He said they shared with Yobe people the pain of the unfortunate incidence "I have been in your shoes, I know the trauma and pain your going through". About 100 of them are still missing. An earlier federal government delegation also led by Mr. Mohammed visited Dapchi on Thursday during which the minister said the government was yet to get a comprehensive information on the kidnap. Read More »

Florida Governor to raise age limit for buying guns, ban bump stocks

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For a second consecutive day, companies listed on the site have cut ties to the group as it aggressively resists calls for stricter gun control in the wake of the mass shooting last week at a Florida high school that left 17 dead. The threat of disciplinary action by high-school districts matters because infractions could reflect poorly on students when applying to colleges and universities. Read More »

Christian leaders shut Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre church

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Rachel Azaria, a parliament member for the Kulanu party who sponsored the government's land bill, said it was meant to protect people who own homes on leased land the churches have sold since 2010. They added: "As a measure of protest, we made a decision to take this unprecedented step of closure of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre ". "However, hotels, halls and businesses can not be exempt from municipal taxes simply because they are owned by the churches". Read More »

These schools say arming teachers 'can be done right'

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A 17-minute national school walkout is planned for March 14 at 10 a.m. - one minute for every person killed on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting . Plus, there's the cost. "Very smart people. Must be firearms adept & have annual training". Also, there's no research to even suggest such a scheme would be effective. Read More »

Russian hockey players sing banned national anthem after winning gold medal

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Russian President Vladimir Putin made a telephone call to Znarok after the victory, which gave the country its second gold and 17th overall medal of the Olympics. The men's curling team won gold in 2006, 2010, and 2014 - but took bronze this year after the US rose above them 5-3 in a late surge during a semifinals match. Read More »

Cyprus: Turkish warships stopped rig, 'threatened force'

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In a last-ditch effort before departing for Morocco, the drill ship attempted to approach the spot where it was supposed to begin its surveying, but the Turkish ships almost caused a collision, that was averted in the last minute, after issuing clear threats to the Italian vessel that it would be sunk. Read More »

India dominate to clinch T20 series

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South African fast bowler Junior Dala took three wickets and made a direct-hit run-out to keep India's batting in check. However, the limited-overs unit, under JP Duminy, has fought its way back to force a decider in the T20I series after beating India in the second match in Johannesburg by six wickets on Wednesday, February 21. Read More »

China proposes removing 2-term limit for president

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The Communist Party Central Committee, a council of senior officials from the ruling party, "proposed to remove the expression that the President and Vice-President of the People's Republic of China "shall serve no more than two consecutive terms" from the country's Constitution", the Xinhua News Agency said on its English-language website. Read More »

Rahul attacks PM over Rs 390-crore banking fraud by Delhi jeweller

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Gandhi even ran a few metres with the participants. Apart from "Shakti", the Congress will also implement its "Mera Booth, Mera Gaurav" (my booth, my pride) programme to micromanage its assembly poll campaign. Talks of bringing back the blackmoney and depositing Rs.15 lakhs in individual bank accounts, and the assurance of employment of two crore people remained mere slogans. Read More »

Mother-Daughter Duo Fights Off Armed Robber At Liquor Store

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Here, Lee is visible behind the counter before walking off, at which point the women grab their weapons and duck behind the liquor store's counter. The suspect remains in critical condition at the hospital. "All I was thinking was "just give him the money and go" and the next thing I know I see him back in my face". As he turns to leave, Mrs Lee presses a button locking him inside the store and her mother pulls out a revolver. Read More »

These companies have cut ties with the NRA

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It's not just First National Bank of Omaha that's being pressured to end its relationship with the country's most powerful gun lobby. Bank of America, the second-biggest USA bank by assets, said its request to makers of the military-style weapons was in line with those taken by other financial industry companies to help prevent deadly gun rampages. Read More »

Mann Ki Baat: Key takeaways from PM Modi's 41st radio address

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Modi spoke about the bank fraud for the first time on Friday at the ET Global Business Summit saying government would take "stern action" against irregulaties. Ahead of International Women's Day on 8 March, Modi also invoked Swami Vivekananda to pay tribute to Indian womanhood. The 41st edition of his radio show will be broadcast on All India Radio (AIR), Doordarshan and on the Narendra Modi mobile app. Read More »

3-day FATF plenary meeting concludes in Paris

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If no futher action is taken by June, Pakistan would go back on the list, the media reports said. But the list of jurisdictions identified to have strategic AML/CFT deficiencies does not include Pakistan and instead lists Ethiopia, Iraq, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Vanuatu and Yemen. Read More »

Trump floats new gun measures as gun owners talk 'betrayal'

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While the NRA initially held back from the fray, that changed Wednesday and Thursday, as a spokeswoman debated survivors of the attack during a heated town hall and then Wayne LaPierre, the group's chief executive, forcefully decried gun-control advocates and the media for its coverage of the shooting. Read More »

Billy Graham procession heading to Charlotte today

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Members of the public can pay their respects to Graham as he lies in honor from Wednesday, February 28, through Thursday, March 1. Leighton Ford, the evangelist's brother-in-law, said he was thankful for the show of support and also a little sad. Read More »

SHOCK: Armed Cop Refused To Confront School Shooters

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The school resource officer, a uniformed and armed deputy, was on the scene but didn't enter Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week when a gunman started firing at students and faculty members, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday. Read More »

Chris Johnson's Forecast | Strong storms and flash flooding likely

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The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded Saturday's severe weather risk to "enhanced" over western Kentucky. "The combination of additional moderate to heavy rainfall rates and near or completely saturated grounds will result in continued rapid runoff which will lead to both localized flash flooding and continued main-stem river flooding within the watch area", according to NWS. Read More »

Lawsuit says race motivated Trump to end immigrant…

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The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of MA, claims the policy revoking TPS for Haitian and Salvadoran immigrants is based exclusively on race. "As a matter of policy, we do not comment on pending litigation", Tyler Houlton, acting press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, told Bloomberg Law Feb. Read More »

Eastern Ghouta: Deaths mount as United Nations vote on Syria delayed

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He said Russian Federation had proposed "a formula which would make the ceasefire real". Russian Federation is willing to consider a UN Security Council resolution for a 30-day truce so long as it leaves "out of any ceasefire the terrorist formations like Islamic State, Jabhat Al-Nusra (JaN) or other related ones that collaborate with them", Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in Belgrade on Thursday . Read More »

MotoGP: Tech3 and Yamaha to part ways after 2018 season

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Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah gestures during a press conference on his participation into the 2018 World MotoGP Championship with Monster Yamaha Tech3 team. "All I remember are fantastic memories, great results, an awesome atmosphere and astonishing feelings we shared with the Yamaha family, which will always be in my mind and in my heart", said Poncharal. Read More »

Delta, United ending group travel discount for NRA members

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That follows moves by multiple other brands that had offered promotions to members of the gun-advocacy group. In a tweet Saturday, Delta said it is asking the gun lobby to "remove our information from their website". There was no question in our minds that the NRA program would have been big and profitable. Flags fly over a First National Bank branch in Omaha, Neb., Feb. Read More »

Bullying scandal hits South Korean women's speed skating team

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Dutch skater Sven Kramer opened up with two laps remaining in the 16-lap race, pushing up the speed in the peloton and gaining ground on the early pace-setters. In the pursuit, the clock only stops when the final skater has crossed the line and teams typically finish with all three skaters bunched together. Read More »

Red Cross staff sacked in sex scandal

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International Red Cross director-general Yves Daccord said he was deeply saddened to report the incidents of misconduct. Mr Daccord said on Friday that it was "a hard but important day". "We owe it to the people we serve to behave with absolute integrity". During the same period there were nine incidents of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct by staff on other adults, which led to seven dismissals and two warnings about inappropriate language, the statement said. Read More »

Trump proposes arming teachers to stop school shootings

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Speaking at a meeting with survivors of mass shootings yesterday , the U.S. president suggested that around a fifth of teachers could receive special training and carry concealed weapons. Speaking via his official Twitter account, Trump advised that " highly trained teachers would serve as a deterrent " to bad people. Speaking at a meeting with state lawmakers Thursday, Trump condemned the alerts meant to prepare children for a possible shooting. Read More »

Otaegui leads Qatar Masters by 1 shot after round 2

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Molinari, a three-time champion on the tour including a year ago in Morocco started with eight straight pars, and then made seven birdies in his last 10 holes, including a chip-in for birdie on the last. South African George Coetzee also signed for a 66 to sit in the group at nine under that also includes German Sebastian Heisele, Spaniard Pablo Larrazábal Crocker and Fisher. Read More »

Bijepur By-Poll: Voting underway amid tight security

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Barring some interruptions due to technical snags in Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines, polling in the segment was peaceful, official sources said. Elaborate security arrangements were made for the by-election, especially in the wake of violence in and around the area, officials said. Altogether 281 polling booths have been set up for the byelection, while 270 booths were there during the Assembly polls in 2014, Bargarh district Collector Yamini Sarangi said. Read More »

Stokes to return for first Eng-NZ ODI

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ENGLAND (probable): Roy, Bairstow, Root, Morgan (capt), Stokes, Buttler (wkt), Moeen, Woakes, Rashid, Curran, Wood. Batsman Ben Duckett was excluded from England Lions selection after pouring a pint over senior bowler James Anderson, while Jonny Bairstow had to answer for a freaky headbutt greeting to Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft in a bar in Perth. Read More »

The companies that have cut ties with the NRA basically overnight

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Other companies that cut off NRA programs included software company Symantec and insurance company Chubb Limited, which announced that it would stop underwriting an NRA-branded insurance policy. United commented that it does not have an affiliation with the NRA, but it does offer discounts through its "standard meeting agreement process". I can hear the debate now ... Read More »