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Fadnavis attributes BJP win in North-East to Modi, Shah

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Chief Minister and CPI-M politburo member Manik Sarkar (Dhanpur), Health and PWD Minister Badal Choudhury (Hrishamukh), Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty (Chandipur), Information, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bhanulal Saha (Bishalgarh), Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Sahid Chowdhury and assembly Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath are among the notable Left winners. Read More »

In a trade war, China would act to protect its interests

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In a speech at the opening of a largely ceremonial political advisory conference, Yu said the advisory body has "meticulously" worked to enhance patriotism among young people in Hong Kong and Macau as well as those farther overseas with invitations to visit China and outbound delegations. Read More »

Sixth man arrested in fatal Leicester shop blast inquiry

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Shane Ragoobeer, 18, and his brother Sean, 17, who lived in the flat with their parents and younger brother, both died. The police have formally identified members of the Indian-origin family from Mauritius that were among the five people "missing", feared dead. Read More »

Nor'easter, life-threatening flooding to sweep East Coast

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That flooding was helped by the tides brought by a nearly-full moon, adding an additional couple of feet to the water line at high tide. The storm is moving slowly, and the wind, rain and flood effects will linger for days. The biggest threats there are hurricane-force wind gusts and flooding, Jones said. High winds tipped over at least two tractor-trailers on the Mario Cuomo Bridge north of New York City, bringing traffic on approaching roads to a crawl, TV images showed. Read More »

Trailed by legal woes, Netanyahu to meet 'true friend' Trump

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Police are not divulging details of the probe but Israeli media said that police and Securities Authority investigators on Friday carried out a carefully orchestrated simultaneous interrogation of six suspects at different locations to prevent them coordinating their testimonies. Read More »

'Trade Wars Are Good and Easy to Win'

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Trump's decision to set the tariffs was made Wednesday night, with officials saying Trump was " angry and gunning for a fight ", with one official having described him as becoming "unglued" when he made the decision. "Should restrictions be imposed on Canadian steel and aluminum products", Freeland said, "Canada will take responsive measures to defend its trade interests and workers". Read More »

Del Potro Stays Perfect Against Thiem, Meets Zverev In Acapulco SFs

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But a pair of aces put Del Potro ahead and a double fault - like he did in NY on match point - sealed the win for Del Potro. "When you're out there, you're not really thinking about finals and what happened before". "The match point felt great to really go after it and execute the way I wanted to". Lesia Tsurenko successfully defended her women's title with a 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-2 victory over Stefanie Voegele . Read More »

Syrian army says takes ground from militants in eastern Ghouta

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Rebel groups launched a counter-offensive on Sunday, sending fighters behind government lines in a series of attacks. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based organization which reports on the war, estimated that between 300 to 400 families had fled, adding that regime bombardment was focused on the town of Mesraba. Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince to hold talks with Egypt's Sisi

The Saudi crown prince is due on Monday to visit Al Azhar, Sunni Islam's prestigious centre of learning where he will meet with Grand Imam Ahmad Al Tayeb. The visit "will be interpreted as proof of Saudi support for Sisi to remain as the president of Egypt", Mostafa Kamel al-Sayed, a political science professor at Cairo University, told AFP . Read More »

One militant, 3 accomplices killed in Shopian: Army

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Later three more bodies were recovered from the auto. Police identified the slain militant as Shahid Dar of Jamnagri, Shopian , while the other three were identified as Suhail Wagay, Shahid Khan and Shahnawaz Wagay. The terrorist killed was identified as Shahid Ahmad Dar, a resident of Shopian , and a weapon was found with him. The latest incident comes more than a month after three civilians were killed after the army opened fire on protesters in the same district on January 27. Read More »

BSP to support SP candidates in Phulpur, Gorakhpur

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BSP announced its support to the SP through its zonal coordinators in Gorakhpur and Allahabad - Ghanshyam Karwar and Ashok Gautam, respectively - in the presence of SP leaders. However, she clarified that it is not any alliance between the BSP and SP but she is extending support to SP candidates as her party has not fielded any candidate in the bypolls. Read More »

Donald Trump, press trade jabs at annual Gridiron dinner

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Mr Trump joked about his son-in-law, Jared Kushner , who has reportedly had his security clearance downgraded. Trump also said, "I really am proud to call him the apprentice". The only senator in his 30s says he's looking for a role model and "the search continues". "We were late tonight because Jared could not get through security ", the president said. Read More »

B1G moment: Rutgers upsets IN in conference tournament

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With a win, they are most likely in the NCAA tournament , but with a loss, they are on the outside looking in. MI improved to 23-0 this season when he scores at least six points. But a penalty by UW's Weissbach, two by Tim Davison and a bench minor for too many men on the ice turned the game around, and it was then UW's turn to be stunned. Read More »

Iran says no missile talks unless West gives up its nuclear weapons

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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is expected to arrive in Iran for an official visit Monday, during which he is expected to raise Iran's missile program. The Trump administration has been trying to persuade the European nations that negotiated the landmark nuclear deal with the Obama administration to accept side deals under which they would join the U.S.in re-imposing sanctions over Iran's missile programs. Read More »

Germany's Social Democrats back coalition with Angela Merkel

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In the end, nearly two-thirds of the valid votes cast by the party's 464,000 members favoured a coalition deal with Merkel's Christian Democrats and their Bavarian sister party. The former Social Democrat finance minister Peer Steinbrück said last Friday: "Like the Socialists in France, the SPD is in danger of caring more about anti-discrimination and lifestyle issues than the concerns of the majority of the population". Read More »

Athletics: British great Roger Bannister dies at 88

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Roger Bannister crosses the finish line on 6 May, 1954 to break the four-minute mile barrier. The rest of the sentence was drowned by cheers. He met with Sir Roger Bannister several times in the years before his death. Bannister capped his brilliant summer of 1954 by winning the 1,500 meters at the European Championships in Bern, Switzerland, in a games record of 3:43.8. Read More »

Astonishing combat between sloth bear and tiger. Who won?

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Instead of shitting his trousers and running the other way, Kumar chose to stick around and film the rare battle between tiger and bear that ensued. The fight carried on for 15 minutes. At one point, it appears that it was end game for the Sloth Bear as it was literally pinned down. As the bear gets the hold tiger tries to defend himself. Read More »

Conrad Sangma meets Meghalaya Governor, stakes claim to form govt

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Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has won from both Ampati and Songsak constituencies, in Assembly elections. The BJP managed to win just two seats, while the Congress retained its hold on Meghalaya by winning 21 seats, 10 short of the majority 31-seat mark in the 60-member house. Read More »

Trump threatens to tax European cars

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The IMF, he said, is concerned that the measures proposed by the U.S. will, de facto, expand the circumstances where countries use the national-security rationale to justify broad-based import restrictions. Trump's announcement sent stock markets around the world tumbling and could prompt other countries to take action. Trump's argument is that the United States is "losing" at trade and needs to fight back by punishing foreign steelmakers in China and elsewhere. Read More »

Britain braces for flooding and black ice following Storm Emma

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Motorists have been advised not to travel unless absolutely necessary. Flight operations are expected to resume at airports today with some delays and cancellations. Frost and ice will also be a risk, and it will still feel cold. In Cardiff, one of the main arteries, the A48 remains closed westbound at Eastern Avenue because of stranded vehicles. Read More »

Killer nanny in dock for stabbing children

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Why is it so. quiet?'" "I would say she was distracted". Krim was the first witness at Ortega's trial. A lawyer for Ortega told the jury she should be found not guilty by reason of insanity, however, saying she was incapable of having an intent to kill on October 25, 2012, when Lucia Krim, 6, nicknamed Lulu, and her brother Leo , 2, were killed. Read More »

Drama In Meghalaya, Congress, BJP Land At 'Kingmaker's' Home At Same Time

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He was appointed as the state incharge in 2014 by party president Amit Shah. The BJP leader had kicked up a row by reportedly saying that the Tripura chief minister would be sent to Bangladesh after the Assembly elections in the state. Veteran party leader and former chief minister VS Achuthanandan urged the party leadership to join hands with secular forces to fight the Sangh Parivar. Read More »

'Two Sessions' set the stage for China's future

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Chinese politician Wang Yang, anticipated to succeed Yu Zhengsheng, the current chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC ), is expected to play an important role in embarking on economic propaganda targeting Taiwan, according to a Chinese-language Liberty Times report. Read More »

Hedley Says It Will Take An Indefinite Hiatus Following Sexual Assault Allegations

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Malik Nembhard, who enjoyed Hedley's music added that he wasn't planning to go to the concert before the cancellation was even announced, thanks to the allegations against Jacob Hoggard and Hedley as a whole. "In that moment, I really just chalked it up to obnoxious behaviour", Summers said, adding that she was hesitant to come forward because she didn't want to be the whistleblower credited with ruining a career. Read More »

Frank China-US talks can avert possible trade war

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Trump seemed to jokingly muse over making such power consolidation moves himself, according to audio from the closed-door event at his Mar-a-Lago resort published by news outlet CNN . In late February, the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party has proposed the removal of the provision implying that Chinese president and vice-president should serve no more than two consecutive terms from the Constitution. Read More »

UN Rights Council Postpones Vote On Syria Resolution

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Jaish al Islam, a main opposition group in the region, accused regime forces of carrying out a " scorched earth policy " as they progressed into the enclave. The UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2401 on February 24, which requires all parties in Syria to immediately cease clashes and provides a sustained humanitarian break for at least 30 days across Syria. Read More »

"The Emoji Movie" Wins Razzie Worst Picture Of The Year Award

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The Emoji Movie . The biggest victor of this year's award function, the movie not only won worst film, it was also awarded Worst Screen Combo , Worst Director , and Worst Screenplay . In it, Cruise plays a USA army sergeant who accidentally unleashes an evil spirit from the era of Egyptian pharaohs. However, critics and viewers panned the movie upon release, putting those plans in question. Read More »

Karti Chidambaram, In CBI Custody, Taken To Mumbai For Questioning

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According to Indrani's statement, a deal of United States dollars 1 million was made between Karti and the Mukerjeas to swing FIPB approval in favour of INX Media. Before boarding a flight to Delhi, Karti spoke to the press and said that he was innocent. Karti has contested Indrani and Peter Mukerjea's statements levelling allegations of bribery against him. Read More »

North Korea, seeking 'equal footing,' rejects preconditions for United States talks

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According to Moustapha, the New York Times' story is "a travesty of decent journalism", as the newspaper is pursuing its own political agendas, rather than focusing on serious reporting. Despite a retaliatory USA strike ordered by Trump in 2017, global reaction has been largely confined to diplomatic hand-wringing. Officials within the Trump administration have also suggested a series of non-nuclear, preemptive strikes dubbed the " bloody nose " option to force the North to ratchet down ... Read More »

India's Sharma hangs onto WGC Mexico lead

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Sharma, the Asian Tour Order of Merit leader whose European Tour wins this season at Johannesburg and the Maybank Championship have propelled him to number 75 in the world, is making his first start in an elite World Golf Championships event. Read More »

Jailed Russian Model in Thailand Offers 'State' Secrets in Exchange for Freedom

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Nastya Rybka was taken into custody by Thai police and was being transferred from a jail in Pattaya to Bangkok, her spokesman Pavlo Yunko told the Daily News Wednesday by phone from Thailand. The material in Navalny's report appears to include part of a conversation between Deripaska and Prikhodko about U.S. A court ordered Instagram to remove some of Vashukevich's posts. Read More »

Country walking towards 'Congress-free India', says Raman Singh

Elections in 59 seats, out of the 60-member Tripura Assembly, were held on February 18. The Communist Party of India (Marxist), or CPI (M), had won eight seats and was leading another eight races, according to the Election Commission. On BJP targeting West Bengal and Odisha, Banerjee said "sometimes a cockroach also wants to be a peacock and put on its feathers". He said Congress was in touch all the regional parties in Meghayala in its efforts to form the government. Read More »

Skiers Free People Trapped By Squaw Valley Avalanche

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At about 10:15 a.m., the Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol was doing avalanche hazard mitigation when an on the upper part of the mountain in an area closed to skiing went towards the High Five Express area, the resort said. A 146 miles per hour (235 kph) gust of wind was recorded Thursday night atop Squaw Valley resort on the north end of Tahoe. Twenty-one people were killed then and two remain missing. Read More »

Iran not to negotiate missile program unless US, Europe destroy nukes

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Velayati said Iran will devise its defence policy independently, adding it can not remain indifferent to mass weapons purchases by governments in the region. "What Americans say out of desperation about exerting restrictions on Iran's missile capabilities is their unreachable dream", Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said on Saturday, Xinhua reported. Read More »

Putin tells US to send Russia evidence of vote meddling

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Those accusations came after Putin announced a slew of new defense systems, including a missile that "can reach any point in the world". The new missile is monster. Putin, though, doubts the criminal charges. The system, which he noted had been under development for a number of years, claims to be "highly maneuverable and nearly invincible to an enemy". Read More »

Police in MI search for student who allegedly killed parents on campus

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The Central Michigan University Police Department identified the victims as James Eric Davis Sr., and Diva Jeneen Davis . Despite multiple reports throughout the day from media sources that the suspect's parents had been killed, campus police had not previously confirmed the victims' identities nor their relationship to the student. Read More »

Roberto Bautista Agut downs Lucas Pouille to win Dubai final

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Bautista Agut broke straight back, and again in the ninth game and served out. Krajinovic took advantage and took the set. Benoit Paire lost 6-1, 6-4 to Borna Coric while Pierre-Hugues Herbert fell to Spanish third seed Roberto Bautista Agut , 6-4, 6-7 (2/7), 6-1. Read More »

NRA says Trump opposes gun control after 'great' meeting

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John Kennedy , R-La., was asked Thursday (March 1) whether he himself was petrified of the National Rifle Association . "I had a great meeting tonight with @ realDonaldTrump & @VP". Trump confirmed the meeting in a tweet of his own. "As of right now, he supports the Cornyn legislation ". Huckabee Sanders on Friday said Trump is not "necessarily for universal background checks", adding, "In terms of legislation, as of right now he supports the Cornyn legislation", though she ... Read More »

OH student who shot himself had planned a Columbine-like school shooting

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The boy had been inspired by the 1999 Columbine shooting, Jackson Township Police Chief Mark Brink said, and hoped his shooting at Jackson would inspire others after his death. Brink said Keith appeared to show a fascination with the perpetrators of past school shootings, particularly Columbine. In the memo, Simons wrote that he had considered shooting up his school for months but started planning in earnest after the Parkland shooting. Read More »

Left-Right Coalition Would Be the Best Outcome for Italy

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On average, tweets from the League are retweeted 13 times, and those from M5S 10.8 times; whereas messages from other parties lag behind in terms of resonance. "Because of Berlusconi propaganda, especially in the early '90s, he has been able to spread that this is the coalition of the moderates", Mammone, a specialist on the far right at Royal Holloway, University of London, said. Read More »

Gauri Lankesh Murder: Hindu Yuva Sena Man Taken Into Custody

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As the SIT officials strongly suspect that Naveen had supplied weapon to the killers of Gauri Lankesh , the focus of the interrogation is to identify the persons who purchased weapons from Naveen . "At present, only one accused has been named". Kumar's arrest is the first major breakthrough in the case. The stocky Naveen Kumar, who is known by his nickname Hotte Manja (pot bellied Manja), is suspected to be the man riding a motorcycle - who was caught on CCTV cameras - around ... Read More »

OR bests Washington for 8th straight 20-win season

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Tres Tinkle had 22 points, including a final 3-pointer at the buzzer. The Huskies shot 60 percent in the first half, including one stretch where they made 10 of 11 shots, en route to the five-point lead at the break. Following a 72-64 defeat to OR in Saturday's regular-season finale, the Washington men's basketball team heads into next week Pac-12 Tournament needing a few wins - if not the tournament title - to make its first NCAA tournament since 2011. Read More »