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Led 2026 WC bid in peril

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If sources of multiple high-ranking football executives within FIFA are to be believed, then Morocco is not just threatening the US-led bid, but it is actually beating it. He added, "The partnership between the three countries is an extremely important part of our story, especially given what is going on in many parts of the world". Read More »

PM Modi: Violence in name of religion is attack on religion itself

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The two countries will talk defence cooperation, discuss a twinning agreement between archaeological sites in Agra and Petra in Jordan, in addition to agreements on health and culture, according to The Indian Express . Modi, who also spoke on the occasion, said that the campaign against terrorism and extremism was not aimed at any religion but against a mindset that was misleading the youth to harm innocent people. Read More »

US Slams, China Praises Pakistan's Counterterror Efforts

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Pakistan was added to the list in 2012 and taken off it in 2015. The statement that Pakistan will be transferred from the "grey" to the "black" list in June is therefore not true. Pakistani officials and analysts fear being on the FATF list could endanger Pakistan's handful of remaining banking links to the outside world, causing real financial pain to the economy just as a general election looms. Read More »

Kohl's beats fourth-quarter forecasts

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Among 29 analysts covering Kohl's Corporation (NYSE: KSS ), 13 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $55.00 target price on Kohl's and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Read More »

US Supreme Court weighs Microsoft overseas data fight

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Federal prosecutors believed it could when they went to Microsoft in 2013 with a court warrant, demanding that the tech giant turn over the email records of a suspect in a drug-trafficking investigation. Lawmakers are considering making changes to the 1986 law. United States has also been seeking to work on a legislation - now known as the Cloud Act - that will make it easier for the country to access customer data stored outside of the US. Read More »

Teacher Walkouts, School Closures Continue Despite Governor's Deal With Unions

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Numerous teachers and supporters exchanged their red shirts for black, signifying they are "back in black" and that they are not happy with the governor's proposal. But many have reacted negatively to the PEIA promise saying they want a permanent fix now. Jacob Staggers, a sixth-grade English teacher at South Middle School in Morgantown, W.Va., holds up a sign outside the state Senate chambers at the Capitol in Charleston, W.Va., March 1, 2018. Read More »

Mendi Nursing College hit hard by natural disaster

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Australian natural gas company Santos confirmed Tuesday that gas production at the PNG LNG Hides plant and the Kutubu gas facilities has been safely shut down as a precautionary measure, following a major quake and a series of aftershocks in the Papua New Guinea highlands. Read More »

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Papua New Guinea

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At least 15 people are believed to have been killed in the initial quake on Sunday. The natural disaster struck central Papua New Guinea on Monday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), at a depth of 35 kilometers (22 miles).A number of strong aftershocks were also reported by the USGS. Read More »

6 things to know about approaching March coastal storm, snow threat

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Quiet weather with a little rain and a high near 60 this afternoon. 2 pm: A couple of bands of storms may form around the I-20 and I-30 corridors. Precautionary/preparedness actions. Several storms this winter have caused more flooding than usual due to slightly different tracks, sharper differences between cold and warm air masses and because there's more moisture in the atmosphere, said Patrick Burke, a senior branch forecaster for the U.S. Read More »

Donald Trumps's Nobel Peace Prize Under Investigation For Being Fake

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The person identified as having nominated Trump denies having done so, and now the committee thinks a similar Trump nomination previous year was false as well. They join other nominees such as the Syrian White Helmets rescue volunteers, Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta , the U.N. Committee Against Torture, Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, and the pro-Palestinian BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) Movement. Read More »

Lauren Alaina, Kane Brown receive ACM nominations

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Meanwhile, "The Fighter" featuring Carrie Underwood is up for Vocal Event of the Year , Carrie being nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year for the thirteenth time in her career. Stapleton is also nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year . Taylor Swift was the most recent female victor in 2011. The couple released The Rest of Our Life , their first all-duets album in November. Read More »

Donald Trump to Pat Toomey: 'You're afraid of the NRA'

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Democrats and Republicans alike argue that only Trump, with his pull on GOP voters and lawmakers, can break the logjam on gun laws. At a meeting in the White House with a majority of the nation's governors, Trump said he could easily resolve his differences with the NRA, a group with which he has had close relations up to now, in the debate about preventing more fatal shootings in the nation's schools. Read More »

Mourners to say goodbye to Billy Graham, 'America's Pastor'

Capitol and returned to Charlotte ahead of Friday's services. "Billy Graham played a special part in history and we just wanted to pay our respects", said Luke Story, the group's executive director. His coffin was built by inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana, who typically construct caskets for fellow prisoners who can not afford one. Read More »

Hope Hicks leaves White House: Departure of 'Hopey' leaves Donald Trump mopey

During that session, she admitted that she was occasionally given to telling "white lies" on behalf of Trump and his White House . "If she had said no, and had some person come back and said they called and asked to meet with Donald Trump and she said "He's not in" when he really was, then she would have perjured herself", King said. Read More »

Florida deputy thought gunfire was outside, acted appropriately, lawyer says

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As students get ready to return to class at Stoneman Douglas, a debate over the idea of arming teachers is at full speed nationwide. "Further, Sheriff Israel has made his accusations at a time when he has admitted that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's investigation is on-going, in what Israel himself characterizes as 'a fluid investigation, '" the letter reads. Read More »

ANC, EFF join forces on land seizure without compensation

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At the time, he reportedly said: "When we leave here, you will see any handsome piece of land, you like it, occupy it, it belongs to you". The land motion, however, included a review of the constitution. Fikeni said it would be interesting to see how the ANC would qualify its support for Malema's motion. In his speech, Malema drew the picture of land dispossession from the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 at the Cape, to the failure of the ANC to "free" the people from the ... Read More »

Gazprom vows to defend rights after legal loss against Ukraine

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The new rift comes after years of bitter disputes between the gas companies of Russia and Ukraine, exacerbated by the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea. "The company sees Gazprom's refusal to deliver prepaid gas as a breach of contract and failure to comply with the arbitrage decision", it said. It is not the first time the court has ruled in favour of Naftogaz in its disputes with Gazprom. Read More »

Students walk out of class to end gun violence

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Jean found himself face-to-face with the gunman as he tried to get into a first-floor classroom. He threw his cellphone at the man and then sprinted from the building, fracturing his foot as he leapt over a stairwell. Durham Public Schools Superintendent Pascal Mubenga told the DPS Board of Education last week that he and Durham Public Schools' administrators will work with principals to develop a response to the " National School Walkout Day " and other such planned events. Read More »

BJP to hold meeting with party-ruled States' CMs, Dy CMs

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More importantly, the Chief Minister said the meeting agreed that "janjagriti" (public awareness) need to be created in the country on one-nation-one-poll. He said round-the-year elections at one or the other state and consequent enforcement of model code of conduct hampers develomental works. Modi claimed that his government has worked for the welfare of farmers. Read More »

Europe Asks Social Networks to Remove Terrorist Content Within an Hour

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The EC wants illegal content to be taken down, following notification to tech companies, within one hour. "Terrorist content online poses a particularly grave risk to the security of Europeans, and its proliferation must be treated as a matter of the utmost urgency", the commission said in a statement , and urged the removal of all terror threats and propaganda within one hour of detection. Read More »

Jitan Ram Manjhi Joins Grand Alliance; "Welcome", Says Rabri Devi

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Upbeat over Manjhi's decision to join the grand secular alliance, Tejashwi addressed him as "a father figure, guardian, and champion of social justice". Manjhi was very unhappy with the Jehanabad by-elections as he had staked claim for the seat but it went to JD (U). This is likely to sharpen the divide between upper caste and lower caste votes in Bihar, as RJD and Congress also enjoy support from communities like the Yadavs and Muslims. Read More »

DXY Falls On Powell's Testimony Before Senate Banking Committee

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Making his first public comments as leader of the nation's central bank , Powell depicted an economy that was gaining strength and stressed that he meant to follow the approach to interest rates set by his predecessor, Janet Yellen . Powell also acknowledged that there was "no evidence that the economy is now overheating". Powell, who is set to testify before the Senate Banking Committee later today, had spooked markets earlier this week, saying that the upbeat economic growth could lead ... Read More »

Sunday Alcohol Sales To Begin March 4, Gov. To Sign Bill Wednesday

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Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) wrote the bill and says the timing was right. Graves said "The big-box stores, they spend the money until they get it". Graves said he is not yet sure if his store will even be open this Sunday. Governor Eric Holcomb signed the measure into law on Wednesday. "This will be the first of several no doubt revisions to the alcohol code", Bosma says. Read More »

Russian meddling: Why were they all in on Trump?

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Cyber Command, said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump had not given him the authority to fight back against Russian attacks on the 2018 U.S. election. "This is something that will be sustained over time ". "It's pretty obvious to me - as one Senator sitting here - that diplomatic efforts are failing", said Sen. Read More »

Couples renew wedding vows while holding AR-15 rifles

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At the ceremony, the weapons were safely secured with zip ties and unloaded before the procession began. The members of Sanctuary Church in Wayne County entered wearing crowns and carrying their rifles. He returned with a new name", said Tim Elder of Sanctuary Church. On the same day the president made his surprising comments, Unification Sanctuary members marched into their church for a wedding ceremony. Read More »

Regime airstrikes continue in Syria despite UN's ceasefire call

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The European Union´s top diplomat has written to the foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey urging them to uphold a ceasefire in eastern Ghouta and allow aid into besieged areas. A senior United States general on Tuesday accused Moscow of acting as "both arsonist and firefighter" by failing to rein in Assad. "We are determined because otherwise this becomes the copycat of Aleppo ", de Mistura said, referring to a battle for besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo in late 2016. Read More »

Palestinian leaders welcome Prince William's plans to visit PA

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William, who is second in line to the British throne, will indeed be making history by stepping foot in Israel in an official capacity. The visit by the Duke of Cambridge will be the first time a member of the British royal family has made a visit to the occupied territories, and appears to mark a shift in British government policy on the issue. Read More »

Powder hoax suspect called Trump 'Dark Lord' on Facebook

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Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling, during a press conference announcing Frisiello's arrest. Frisiello was expected to appear in federal court in Worcester later Thursday. That letter blamed her for the death of former Glee actor Mark Salling, who killed himself in January after being charged with child pornography crimes. Read More »

White House says Trump still backs age increase to buy certain guns

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The 14 students and three adult educators killed were shot with a semi-automatic AR-15-style assault weapon, which the authorities say was purchased legally previous year by the accused gunman, Nikolas Cruz , when he was 18. Still, the televised discussion allowed Trump to play the role of potential dealmaker, a favorite for the president. Ridiculing deputy sheriffs on duty at the time of the attack, he said their performance was "disgusting"."I got to watch some deputy sheriffs ... Read More »

Hurricanes pass Tar Heels on buzzer beater

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He was one of six Hurricanes in double figures, a group that also included center Ebuka Izundu (12 points and five rebounds, all in the first half), forward Dewan Huell (10 of his 14 in the second half, with a UM-best eight boards), Lonnie Walker (a relatively quiet 13, but a 3 at the 7-minute mark after UNC trimmed the lead to six) and DJ Vasiljevic (10 points, a pair of 3s and a strong drive to the hole). Read More »

Wallace: 'The Long Knives Are Out for Jared Kushner'

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Kushner Companies spokeswoman Chris Taylor in an email to Newsweek denied the company received such requests from the regulator and stated that "these type of inquiries appear to be harassment exclusively for political reasons". Since the sale-leaseback deal, AT&T has subleased some of its space in the building to other tenants. "What I'm anxious about right now at the White House is the revolving door - it's spinning like a top", Pelosi said. Read More »

LeT militant killed in Hajin gunfight

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Troops also retaliated and in the encounter, a LeT militant, resident of Pakistan, was killed, he said, adding that the identity of the slain militant was being ascertained. According to reports, security forces cordoned off Hajin town after receiving inputs about some terrorists are hiding in the area. On Wednesday, a suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba militant, who had been wounded in a gunfight with security forces on Monday, succumbed to his injures. Read More »

Britain urges United Nations human rights council meeting over Syria onslaught

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They call on "all parties" to show restraint, even though one side alone has a virtual monopoly on violence; they encourage all parties to negotiate, even though the opposition is entirely without leverage. The Russian defence ministry said that rebel shelling of the corridors, supposed to allow medical evacuations out and aid deliveries in, had killed four civilians. Read More »

Ivanka Trump defends father against sexual harassment claims

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But the other, bigger truth of the matter is that Trump's father is the president of the United States , and she is not just his daughter but his senior adviser. But I think there's no one solution for creating safety'. With the rumors and reports continuing to leak out, Ivanka Trump was pressed on the issue [VIDEO ] during a February 26 interview with NBC News . Read More »

Voting begins peacefully in Meghalaya

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Exuding confidence that National People's Party (NPP) would emerged as the single largest party, NPP chief Conrad Sangma said, "People are fed up with the ruling Congress government because of its failures". This had led to voting being stopped in the polling station. The chief minister is contesting from two seats. The CEO said a total 106 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), along with the state armed personnel and police, were deployed across the state, especially in ... Read More »

NWS issues High Wind Watch, Winter Weather Advisory

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Ensure your home and property are ready - Bring in outdoors items such as children's toys, patio furniture, garbage cans, etc which could be blown around and damaged. Ways to prepare for possible power outages include: securing or moving inside loose outdoor objects; having a flashlight and batteries handy; fully charging cellphones and have a cellphone charger in your auto; and fueling vehicles. Read More »

Drivers told to avoid roads as snow chaos grips the UK

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The Met Office issues warnings ahead of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause "damage, widespread disruption and/or danger to life". Other rail routes between England and Scotland are also "severely disrupted". Watch what the weather has in store for the south-east on Thursday and Friday. Read More »

Trump Just Suggested Again That Drug Dealers Should Get the Death Penalty

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The summit was meant to "highlight the progress the Administration has made to combat drug demand and the opioid crisis ", a White House official said in a statement. "It's a problem that's growing", the president also said while speaking to those at the summit Thursday. The president ignored shouted questions as to whether he has confidence in his attorney general. Read More »

School closures for snow today March 2 as Storm Emma hits UK

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Edinburgh/Dublin: Snow storms from Siberia blasted Britain and Ireland on Thursday with the worst weather since 1991, trapping several hundred motorists on roads in Scotland, closing thousands of schools and grounding planes. Temperatures dropped below minus 5C and there were strong gale force winds. Parts of Scotland also look likely to get a snow dump of more than 10cm today, along with the south and the east coast of Ireland. Read More »

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen charged over IS tweets

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Ms. Le Pen was indicted Thursday by a judge in Nanterre and could potentially face a penalty of up to three years in prison or a fine of up to 75,000 euros, L'Express reports . On Thursday, Le Pen defended her decision to tweet the images. At the time, prosecutors opened an investigation into the " dissemination of violent images " but could not press charges while Le Pen, as a member of parliament, had immunity from prosecution. Read More »

USA ambassador to Mexico to resign amid tense bilateral relations

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Jacobson had helped foster through much of her career. The Washington Post , which first reported the delay, said the two leaders spoke for about 50 minutes, but the discussion led to an impasse when Trump refused to publicly affirm Mexico's position that it would not fund construction of the wall along the U.S. Read More »

Seven Detained In Slovak Journalist's Murder Case

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In his last unfinished story, Kuciak was writing about the activities of the Italian 'Ndrangheta syndicate in Slovakia and its connections with people close to Prime Minister Robert Fico . Italian organized crime figures may have been involved in the shooting death of an investigative journalist in Slovakia, a Canadian reporter said Tuesday as the country's newspapers printed black-and-white front pages to honour the slain journalist. Read More »

Taliban Issues Cold Response to Kabul's Peace Talks Proposal

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To a question, she said: "This is an inflection point and this is an opportunity and Pakistan has an opportunity to do more". Some of the incentives listed by Ghani in return for a cease-fire include an official Taliban office in the capital and Afghan passports for the group's members. Read More »