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Supreme Court delivers ruling on right to life

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Had the High Court findings been upheld, even if the amendment were to be repealed later this year, it was considered conceivable legal challenges aiming at safeguarding the unborn could be mounted. The unborn does not have inherent rights beyond the right to life that is contained in the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, the Supreme Court has ruled. Read More »

USA is ready for trade war: Donald Trump

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I like seeing it, and I think it's the best way to go. White House economic adviser Gary Cohn is calling it quits. "They make it nearly impossible for us to do business with them and yet they send their cars and everything else back into the United States", Trump said. Read More »

Royal Welcome, Protests Await Saudi Crown Prince on UK Trip

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Saudi Arabia's crown prince wants to persuade his British and United States allies that "shock" reforms have made his country a better place to invest and a more tolerant society on his first foreign tour as heir apparent. Addressing a question on Qatar crisis, Crown Prince Muhammad said: "I do not occupy myself with the issue of Qatar". But he's also the main architect of the war in Yemen , which has caused massive suffering and malnutrition, and critics say the human rights situation ... Read More »

Russian arms export in 2017 exceeded $15bn says Putin

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Putin's Russian Federation attacked our 2016 election. "During the course of a year ago alone, the activities of 72 career intelligence officers and 397 agents of foreign spy services were thwarted", Putin said. Russian Federation is now more closely intertwined with the West through investments and business deals, and this gives it new vulnerabilities - to sanctions, for example. Read More »

Additional security at Excelsior Springs HS after alleged social media threat

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The suspect was not at the school, and the threat was made via a text message. Officers responded to the school to investigate, but Adelante High School students had already been dismissed for the day. The program is typically for accelerated learning students, according to the district. Nelson said the district's protocol for threats is to put any schools in the vicinity on lockdown. Read More »

Ochoa gets own Barbie for International Women's Day

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Kids around the world will soon be able to own a Barbie doll bearing the likeness of Frida Kahlo , Amelia Earhart or Katherine Johnson . Other notables in the collection include filmmaker and " Wonder Woman " Director Patty Jenkins , conservationist Bindi Irwin , journalist Martyna Wojciechowska (the second Polish woman to conquer the Seven Summits) and world-renowned chef Hélène Darroze . Read More »

Man pleads guilty in fatal Olathe shooting

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Prosecutors have said that Purinton verbally harassed Kuchibhotla and another Indian man before he was thrown out of the business. Kuchibhotla's widow was not in the courtroom for the plea but released a statement that while the guilty plea would not bring back her husband, it sends a message that hate is never acceptable. Read More »

PNB, SSC scams likely to stall Parliament today, too

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The Finance Ministry has directed state-owned banks to obtain passport details of all borrowers, who have taken loans in excess of Rs 50 crore, within 45 days with a view to preventing alleged fraudsters like Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya from fleeing the country, sources said . Read More »

South Korean governor quits after rape accusation

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Fighting back tears, Kim said in the interview that she remained terrified of Ahn and went public to ensure her safety. An, a popular politician who had been widely considered a potential presidential candidate, has apologized and resigned as governor. Read More »

Clinton Shooting: 1 Officer Killed, 2 Injured, Suspect Found Dead

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When police responded to the scene they found the suspect had barricaded himself inside the residence in the small town of Clinton, about 75 miles southeast of Kansas City. A Clinton, Mo. police officer was killed in a shooting Tuesday. Upon arrival, at some point in the time where they approached the house, they were shot at. Read More »

Florida Senate Approves Year Round Daylight Savings Time

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The clocks go forward at 1am on Sunday, March 25, 2018. "It just doesn't make sense to do it", Steube said of the requirement that everyone move their clocks an hour forward in the spring and an hour backward in the fall. "Hopefully Congress will let states opt into daylight saving time and standard time". The United States started Daylight Savings Time a year after WWI ended in 1918. Read More »

Trump Catch-22: Stock Rally Could Seal Tariffs, Trade War

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US President Donald Trump has said European Union trade rules make it "impossible" for American firms to do business with the bloc. As the Trump Administration seeks to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, a Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service political economist explains what that could mean for the USA economy. Read More »

Turkey stands for Syria's territorial integrity, says FM

Kurdish-allied Syrian Arab militias are redeploying 1,700 fighters from fronts against Islamic State to the Afrin region to help fend off a Turkish offensive, they said on Tuesday. Macron's call was followed by a similar statement by the United States during a State Department briefing where spokesperson Heather Nauert affirmed that the Kurdish region fell within the scope of the 30-day truce. Read More »

H Raja apologises for his 'Periyar' post

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According to reports, the statue of Periyar, social reformer and founder of Dravidian movement, located inside the Tirupattur corporation office, was targeted around 9 pm. Sathyaraj, who has always been vocal about Tamil pride posted a video through his son Sibi's Twitter handle. To a query on whether the Periyar statue controversy was orchestrated by the BJP led Union government, Kamal said, it may be and he urged the people to stick to Cauvery issue untill its gets resolved. Read More »

China is increasing its military spending by almost 10%

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Its delegates, about 3000 of them representing all provinces and regions, are technically elected, but in practice, hand-picked by the party. "We have undertaken major missions involving the protection of maritime rights, countering terrorism and maintaining stability, disaster rescue and relief, global peacekeeping, escort services in the Gulf of Aden, and humanitarian rescue", Li said of the Chinese military's recent activities. Read More »

Nigeria's 2019 elections our major priority, says US

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Tillerson becomes the highest-ranking USA official to visit the continent since President Donald Trump took office. The Tuesday's trip will be Tillerson's first to Africa. "That includes freedoms of expression and association, an independent press, a robust and engaged civil society, a government that is transparent and accountable to all of its citizens, and a fair and impartial judiciary", explained Tillerson to African representatives in Washington. Read More »

Papua New Guinea quake fatalities on the rise

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At least 67 people were killed by the initial quake in the Pacific nation's mountainous interior on February 26, according to the Red Cross, with 500 injured and 17,000 displaced. "A big downpour could bring landslides in hillsides already destabilized by the quake, cause floods and contaminate water", said Udaya Regmi, Director the International Red Cross in Papua New Guinea. Read More »

International Women's Day 2018: All You Need to Know About the Day

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Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. Why do we celebrate International Women's Day? This, she added, was a sign of the need for TT to pay attention to women's issues and lives and the multiple areas that are relevant to women's rights. Read More »

Girl meets Michelle Obama after photo goes viral

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The original photo has been shared thousands of times around the world after fellow portrait onlooker, Ben Hines , posted it to his Facebook page on Thursday. Parker's mother says her daughter believed the former first lady was a queen. In February, Michelle Obama's National Portrait Gallery painting was unveiled. Read More »

Trump Economic Adviser Gary Cohn Resigns Over Tariff Policy

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It was the latest in a series of recent high-profile departures from the White House. In a statement , Trump praised Cohn as a "rare talent" and thanked him for his service. "I just said that the White House has tremendous energy". Axios White House reporter Jonathan Swan tweeted that a few of his White House sources sent him messages about Cohn with the globe emoji, used by members of the alt-right and nationalists to signify "globalists ". Read More »

Counter-terror police now leading Russian MI6 spy probe

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British media identified him as Sergei Skripal , 66, who was convicted in Russian Federation on charges of spying for Britain and sentenced in 2006 to 13 years in prison. In Salisbury , some residents have told the BBC of their surprise at the incident happening in the small city, while others are seemingly unruffled. Read More »

Trump's Justice Department sues California over immigration enforcement

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Sessions is expected to formally announce the lawsuit, which will name as defendants the state ofCalifornia, Governor Jerry Brown and the state's attorney general, Xavier Becerra, during a speech on Wednesday morning in Sacramento. 15, 2017, as they protest President Donald Trump. "We will do everything in our power to stand up for and protect Dreamers, hard-working families, immigrants - people who are just doing their best to work, to learn, and to have a part of the Sacramento and ... Read More »

Florida senators pass gun restrictions; House yet to act

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The Senate narrowly passed a bill that would raise the age to buy a firearm from 18 to 21 and require a three-day waiting period for most weapons. "Their will is clear". The Stoneman Douglas student has become a passionate advocate for the "Never Again" movement in the days following the mass shooting at her school. Read More »

Italy dancing with the 5-Stars but vote inconclusive

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The coalition earned 37 percent of the vote in early returns. The Five Star Movement are a peculiar group, they don't see themselves as a party but a movement as they even claim to not be on the left-right paradigm. The ruling centre-left bloc was seen on around 22 per cent. "Nobody will be able to govern without the 5-Star Movement", said senior party member Riccardo Fraccaro. Read More »

Irving ran out in middle of filming movie when traded to Celtics

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The Celtics then built on that relentlessly in leading by 26 at halftime and nearly 40 in the third quarter. Horford chipped in nine first-quarter points on 4-for-6 shooting. But second, and more importantly, this scene shows just how much getting this trade done meant to Irving and his career. The Celtics began to miss jumpers, enabling the Bulls to at least remain within 20. Read More »

Greek court rejects extradition of Turk wanted over links to bombings

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After their arrest, the two Greek military men were transferred to the Edirne militia Jandarma (Adrianoupolis), where they were interrogated and then transferred to the court for illegal entry into Turkey. The judge, however, ordered their arrest only on the second charge. He was one of nine people arrested late past year for alleged links to the left-wing Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front, which Turkey, the United States and the European Union deem a terrorist organization. Read More »

France sets 15 years as legal age of sexual consent

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France's Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa has announced that the government has chose to set the age of consent at 15. France's current laws allow for prosecution of those who have sex with children under 15, but rape charges required proof that the sex was forced, The Washington Post reported . Read More »

Firefighters and police officers save choking puppy

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A nine-week-old choking puppy is lucky to be alive after a group of police officers saved its life with the dramatic moment captured on video. Firefighters spring into action, using a pet-sized version of the Heimlich maneuver on the little fella. Read More »

IGI Airport adjudged world best in ACI survey

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In 2017, the Delhi airport crossed the 63.5 million passengers flying through the airport surpassing Changi, Incheon and Bangkok airports in terms of passenger growth. "To sustain the top position will be a challenge". In 2011, the airport had achieved the position of World No. 2, which it retained for three consecutive years till 2013. Read More »

Italy faces paralysis as rival populists claim election success

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With 17 percent of the vote, the party has done particularly well in relatively wealthy areas of northern Italy where concerns about security and immigration are high and euroscepticism is rife. "The Italian people have asked us to be in opposition and that is where we will go", he told reporters. Negotiations could take weeks, or even months. Read More »

PSL 2018: Match 11 - Multan Sultans v Karachi Kings

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With Wasim Akram in the dugout and Malik in the field, the Sultans have done well on debut and after playing their first five matches are sharing the top spot on the points table with Karachi. Tahir and former Pakistan pacer Sohail Tanvir shared six wickets between them as Quetta Gladiators were bowled out for a mere 102 in 15.4 overs. Quetta Gladiators: Sarfraz Ahmed ( captain ), Rilee Rossouw, Jason Roy, Kevin Pietersen, Rameez Raja, Asad Shafiq, Shane Watson, Umar Amin, Mohammad ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia defends 'just' Yemen war ahead of Crown Prince's United Kingdom visit

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Since being appointed by his father, King Salman, last June, the 32-year-old Crown Prince has been charged with making radical changes to the kingdom's conservative outlook. Retired Brigadier General Mansur Dan, Nigeria's Defence Minister in response, said the financial assistance from the kingdom of Saudi Arabia will definitely help to fight terrorism in the country. Read More »

Nashville mayor expected to resign

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She also had to resign as mayor and was ordered to pay $11,000 in restitution. At a morning press conference, Barry thanked her supporters who reached out to her "during these many hard and trying months", as well as Nashville's citizens and her staff. Read More »

Here's how analysts see SEGRO Plc (LON:SGRO) after this past week

Its up 85.77% from 6.11 million shares previously. (NASDAQ:CONN). Hutchin Hill Capital Limited Partnership has invested 0.03% in Conn's, Inc. The stock increased 10.08% or $0.99 during the last trading session, reaching $10.81. Among 5 analysts covering RPS Group PLC ( LON:RPS ), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. ASOS has a 52 week low of GBX 58.29 ($0.81) and a 52 week high of GBX 7,670 ($105.97). Read More »

China warns US tariffs will prompt retaliatory measures

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Commerzbank said that even if the United States achieved its goal of reducing imports by implementing steep trade tariffs, the impact should be limited. Neither trip achieved a significant breakthrough on trade tensions, and concerns remain that a trade war could be imminent. Trump believes that because the United States buys more from other countries than it exports, there is a huge trade imbalance that disadvantages US workers and companies. Read More »

British police inquiry after ex-Russian spy critically ill

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Sergei, a former Russian army colonel, was convicted of passing the identities of Moscow agents working undercover in Europe to MI6 in the year 2006. "The Anglo-Saxons have arranged Litvinenko 2.0 ahead of the elections", Alexander Kots, a journalist for the pro-Kremlin Komsolskaya Pravda newspaper, wrote on Twitter. Read More »

Ethics Office Finds Kellyanne Conway Broke Law in Alabama Race

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Conway, a counselor to the president, appeared in her official capacity on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" show on November 20 and advocated against then-Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones , a Democrat. The incidents in question stem from Conway using national TV interviews to endorse the U.S. Senate candidacy of Roy Moore . The special counsel officials rejected that argument, saying that Conway went beyond commentary in the interviews and violated a federal law, known as the Hatch Act. Read More »

North Korea proposes summit with U.S. to impose nuclear moratorium

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The building is considered a key target of any US military strike that could be planned. It remains to be seen if North Korea is honest in its desire for peace and reunification with the South , but so far Kim has indicated a willingness to sit down with Trump, something Trump has also expressed interest in. Read More »

Aston Martin launches track-only Valkyrie AMR Pro

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Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin have launched the Valkyrie AMR Pro - a track-only version of the new Adrian Newey-designed hypercar - at the Geneva motor show in Switzerland. Changes to the body produce most of this upgrade, the most obvious being the larger front and rear wings and more extensive use of carbon fiber. What is known is that the vehicle weighs only 1,000 kg (2,205 lb) and creates more downforce than it weighs. Read More »

Is the Trump Trade Back On? How to Play It

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Theresa May warns Trump of her "deep concern" about the prospect of a US-Europe trade war. The WTO requires that members treat all other members equally when it comes to trade, but the White House says the tariffs would apply to all countries with no exemptions. Read More »

Italian centre-right expected to win elections

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The centre-right coalition of convicted tax fraudster and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi won 37 percent. Unemployment is a shade under 11%, economic growth is well below the Eurozone average, and the Italian economy has still not recovered to its level of output of 10 years ago. Read More »

Watch Dwayne Johnson accept 'Baywatch' Razzie with good-natured Twitter speech

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It was just so awful that it couldn't even win Worst Movie . The Razzies are essentially the antithesis of the Academy Awards with nominations given to the worst movies and cringe-worthy performances of the previous year. "I'd like to thank the rest of the cast". But it was Halle Berry's 2005 Razzies moment that set the bar-by actually showing up to the awards ceremony to pick up her Worst Actress trophy for Catwoman . Read More »

Seoul envoy meets NK leader

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The presidential Blue House said the high-profile delegation is meant to reciprocate the trip by Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong , who became the first member of the North's ruling family to come to South Korea since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. Read More »

6 dead in Shopian encounter in Kashmir

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But the police said they found the body of another individual near the site of the shootout, The Hindu reported. Ashiq, as per army, was active since November a year ago and was a category-B militant. "However, both vehicles continued to move". In the ensuing gunfight, one terrorist was hit and he fell off the vehicle. While the bodies of three civilians and one militant were recovered on Sunday evening, two bodies, one of a militant and other of a civilian, were recovered on Monday morning. Read More »

I'm being made scapegoat, says Keralite held in PNB scam

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Gili is owned by Choksi. SFIO is understood to have also called officials from other banks including ICICI Bank, they said. Though Modi has not yet been arrested, India's External Affairs Ministry has revoked his passport as well as Choksi's for their involvement in the scam. Read More »

Toyota stops selling diesel cars in Europe

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The third-largest automotive company increased its sales in Europe a year ago by 14%, while the vehicle market as a whole grew by far more modest - 3.4%. Diesel was once Europe's darling, but has been on the decline ever since Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal erupted in 2015. Now more than 60 per cent of Burnaston production is hybrid. Read More »