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Iran to increase trade to $5 bn with Pakistan

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The prime minister said in order to meet the bilateral trade target of $5 billion by 2021, Pakistan and Iran should work together in all earnest. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Pakistan on a three-day visit for talks on regional issues, officials said here on Monday. Read More »

Teen killed, woman injured after reported explosion in Central East Austin

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Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services took a woman in her 40s to Dell Seton Medical Center, and she is expected to be okay, Austin police confirmed at a press conference. Manley said both packages were sent to homes of black residents, "so we can not rule out that hate crime is at the core of this". Both packages were not delivered via any mail services and both homes are those of African Americans. Read More »

MIT scientist charts fake news reach

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To determine whether the news was true or false, researchers relied on six independent fact checking organizations. To understand how false news - especially " fake " political news - spreads, MIT Media Lab researchers Soroush Vosoughi, Deb Roy and Sinan Aral analyzed spread across Twitter between 2006 and 2017. Read More »

Sushma Swaraj says Naresh Agarwal comment on Jaya Bachchan unacceptable

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Sushma Swaraj tweeted, "Naresh Agarwal has joined Bhartiya Janata Party". "I have been compared with those who dance and work in films ", Mr Agrawal said, leaving the BJP leaders on the dais squirming. "I have not joined the Bharatiya Janata Party for any Rajya Sabha ticket , nor have I set any condition". More recently, last month Agrawal made controversial remarks over Prime Minister Modi's caste while speaking at a function organised by the trader community in Lucknow . Read More »

Have forgiven father's killers: Rahul

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So to me when I see violence regardless of who it is, I know that there is a human being behind that, there is a family behind that, a kid crying behind that. "There is a history that when one realises that when these events take place, it's collision of ideas, forces, confusion". That's where you get caught. Read More »

Stormy Daniels "60 Minutes" Interview Receiving Pushback From Trump

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Deluhery, a partner at Todd & Weld in Boston. Fight the refund from Stormy Daniels and acknowledge Trump cheated with an adult film actress while his newlywed wife was home with their newborn son. Avenatti told NBC on Monday: 'This has never been about the money'. Stormy Daniels posted this photo on Instagram today, apparently taunting President Trump. Read More »

How Texas counties voted for Beto O'Rourke

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Both Cruz and O'Rourke faced token opposition in their respective primaries and were expected to be the nominees for their parties. In his new political ad, a country jingle teases " Liberal Robert wanted to fit in, so he changed his name to Beto and hid it with a grin ". Read More »

Package explosion kills one, injures another at Texas home

Federal investigators with the FBI and ATF are assisting the Austin Police Department with the investigation. A teenager was killed and a woman seriously injured after a package exploded at an east Austin home Monday morning. With this latest revelation, Austin police are issuing a warning to people who see packages outside of their home. Police say the teen died at the scene, while the woman was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Read More »

Tracy Gilpin's accused killer due in North Carolina court

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He is expected to appear in a North Carolina court Monday. "My family and I would like to thank Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz, the Plymouth County State Police Detective Unit, the Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab, the Kingston and Plymouth Police Departments, police in North Carolina, and all of the investigators who have worked diligently over the last 31 years to solve Tracy's murder", Col. Read More »

Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson to land in Nigeria today

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He is due to fly from the Chadian capital of N'Djamena on Monday to the Nigerian capital Abuja, staying there for several hours before heading for home in the early evening. Tillerson's schedule for Saturday also included a site visit to PEPFAR, a U.S. program that works to fight AIDS in the continent. Tillerson was to travel to Chad and Nigeria on Monday after leaving Kenya as scheduled but he is said to have scrapped plans to spend the night in Nigeria. Read More »

She Drugged Kids Into Sleep, Went Tanning, to CrossFit

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January has no respect for human life", one parent said. During her court appearance in early February, the woman apologized to the family and said she takes full responsibility for the consequences. Bend police began watching Neatherlin last March after her former boyfriend and a former roommate reporter her behavior. Prosecutors said the 32-year-old's crimes are more than just criminal mistreatment as she had a history of criminal activity. Read More »

US, Russia Remain World's Top Exporters Of Weapons

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Five countries - the United States, Russia , France , Germany and China - accounted for almost three-quarters of all arms exports over the past five years. China was the fifth largest arms exporter in 2013-17. However, German weapon exports to the Middle East jumped by 109 percent. "Pakistan was the main recipient (35 per cent), as it has been for all five-year periods since 1991", the report says. Read More »

China's Xi says looks forward to smooth US-North Korea talks

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He returned on Sunday from a visit to the United States, where an invitation was delivered to President Donald Trump from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, for dialogue on the latter's nuclear program. The South Korean envoys are expected to explain in detail what led to the agreements to hold the summits, and what Kim has said about denuclearization. Read More »

Education chief DeVos admits she doesn't know how MI schools are performing

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Guthrie said of the words the president used to describe "one of [her] colleagues". "I think we all have an opportunity and a responsibility to be examples to our kids". "Do you think they should be able - teachers should be able to carry assault weapons since presumably they may face assault weapons?" Asked point blank if cutting funds from struggling public schools would improve the schools, DeVos dodged. Read More »

Aj Styles Talks Potential WrestleMania Match With Shinsuke Nakamura

I'm just predicting a preshow match here, because there's gotta be one. WrestleMania 34 will take place on Sunday, April 8 from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans at 7:00 p.m. However, my own personal six-pack challenge will be sitting at home and getting through a full six-pack during this match. I assume that will change once Charlotte gets through this match and goes on to face Asuka at WrestleMania . Read More »

Police Say Some Of The 'Irish Scammers' Have Fled The Country

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Other complaints relate to a group of men who have been offering discounted repairs to driveways and roofing before allegedly carrying out sub-standard work or not carrying out the work at all. Police believe this person may be able to help with their investigations. Aussie police released an alert on Saturday looking for a group of people they believed to be Irish tourists who were wanted for a wide variety of crimes. Read More »

Japan PM Abe apologizes over ministry land-sale document alterations

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Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on Monday did not directly respond to a question by reporters about Akie Abe but said that the finance minister Aso should investigate the facts. Abe said Aso will not step down. National Tax Agency chief Nobuhisa Sagawa, who was formally responsible for the land sale, was forced to quit on Friday amid growing criticism for allegedly making false parliamentary remarks on the matter. Read More »

Attacker killed outside Iran envoy's Vienna residence

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He further pointed to his communication with the Iranian ambassador to Austria , noting that no damage has been inflicted on the residence of the envoy as the result of the attack . The incident comes just days after two knife attacks in Vienna , including one that left a couple and their 17-year-old daughter with severe injuries. Read More »

German giants Eon and RWE strike major deal, move closer together

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Two bankers who have worked on previous Innogy deals put the chances of a rival bid for the German energy company as "very low" to "zero", since Innogy has already explored alternative deals with other candidates. "A win-win?" Morgan Stanley suggested in a note, reiterating its "in-line" view of the industry. However, both the companies are still to approve the transaction. Read More »

Country singer Tim McGraw collapses during performance

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The audience applauded her announcement and broke into a chant of "Get well, Tim". A representative for the "It's Your Love" hitmaker later released a statement to assure everyone that the singer had received medical treatment and would be fine. Read More »

Bangla aircraft crashes at Kathmandu airport

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A spokesman for the airport said: "We are trying to bring the fire under control". It was unclear if there were any fatalities, though an AP journalist saw the US-Bangla Airlines plane broken into several pieces, with dozens of firefighters and rescue workers clustered around the wreckage. Read More »

Rain Ends Tonight; A Cool And Windy Monday Ahead

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As the storm system pulls offshore there is a slight chance that we could see frozen precipitation late Monday. Highs Tuesday through Thursday will only rise to the low 50s, and in some spots, the upper 40s. And light to moderate rain is better than heavy rainfall because it can soak into the soil. The good news is, despite the rain, temperatures will climb back into the lower 60s Friday and Saturday. Read More »

Three terrorists Killed In J&K's Anantnag encounter, search operation continues

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Police have also made it clear that during the encounter, no collateral damage has taken place. Police have also identified two terrorists, while the identity of one is being ascertained. The authorities have ordered closure of all schools and colleges for today. During the searches, an encounter ensued and three militants were killed in the gunfight. Read More »

Seed in NCAA Tournament; Will Play Missouri First Round

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The Seminoles (20-11, 9-9) will need to drastically improve if they hope to surpass their second-round exit to Xavier in the tournament last season, and a disappointing finish to this season. on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Also, with the Friday-Sunday schedule, the Tigers could have guard Jordan Barnett back for the second round if they beat the Seminoles. Read More »

Turnbull Says Trump Promised Him Exemption on Metals Tariffs

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He has ordered steep new tariffs on those imports to the U.S. While Mr Gardiner addressed Dr Fox, saying: "For an entire week you have failed to come to the House of Commons to tell Parliament what representations you have made to the United States or the European Union to protect UK steel producers. Read More »

Trump wants fair NAFTA to avoid steel, aluminium tariffs

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The three NAFTA partners — Canada , Mexico and the United States — have been locked in talks aimed at possibly revamping the trade deal, but no clear framework has so far emerged. Trump, in response , claimed he could win a trade war easily. He recently published the book "Clashing Over Commerce: A History of U.S. Trade Policy". Read More »

Maxine Waters Complains About Trump's Name-Calling, Labels Him 'Con Man Don'

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In his remarks at the annual Gridiron Club on March 3 in Washington, he said of her, "And I say - and I get in trouble for this - 'she has to immediately take an IQ test, ' and people go insane". And, by the way, I'm told he wasn't amusing at all". She said 'for if some reason, Mueller does not get him, Stormy will, ' she predicted. 'Con man Don is gonna keep it up. Read More »

BOZICH | Kentucky draws A10 champ Davidson in NCAA Tournament

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The victor of the Michigan-Montana game will face either No. 6 seed Houston (26-7) or No. 11 seed San Diego State on Saturday for a right to go to the Sweet 16. The two teams are part of the South region , playing in the same bracket as overall No. 1 seed Virginia. Which Texas A&M team will show up in March? "I really like our team right now, after this past weekend", Self said. Read More »

PM pitches for development of weaker districts

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NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant will give a presentation on the first day and the plenary will be presided over by Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai while Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will preside over the conference on the second day. # "The word "backward" must not be used for any district - we need to make an atmosphere of "forward" in the country". Several senior ministers and leaders of several parties were also present. Read More »

White House backs plan to train teachers on firearms

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He also raised eyebrows by suggesting that law enforcement officials should be able to confiscate guns from those they deem a safety risk even before a court has weighed in. The plan is less ambitious than the changes Trump advocated in a series of listening sessions in the weeks after the massacre. "The president is determined to get to the root of the various societal issues that lead to violence in our country", said Andrew Bremberg, director of the Domestic Policy Council. Read More »

Nunberg 'Would Highly Suggest' Trump Testifies to 'Get It Over With'

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Six weeks after he started working on Trump's campaign, Nunberg was sacked over a series of racist Facebook posts. "There's a lot there, and that's a sad truth". Nunberg's testified days after he made a media splash Monday by stating in a series of freakish cable news interviews that he would ignore Mueller's subpoena . Read More »

CBI seeks Karti's custody for six more days

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The court also issued a notice and sought a response of the Centre and the ED on Karti's plea challenging the issuance of summons and proceedings initiated against him in the money laundering case. He said it will set a bad precedent for others who would first approach the apex court by way of petitions seeking interim protection and then seek permission to move high court. Read More »

Warriors vs. Timberwolves Highlights, Steph Curry and Jordan Bell's Return, Damian

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Steph Curry , who twisted his right ankle Thursday against the San Antonio Spurs, didn't travel with the Warriors for their two-game road trip. Klay Thompson had 21 points for the Warriors , but he went 3 for 12 from 3-point range. The Wolves whittled away at it right before the break and kept up the comeback after halftime. The Warriors missed their last four shots from the field. Read More »

What could Europe offer Trump to escape tariffs?

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President Trump's decision to impose high tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, beginning as soon as March 23, may trigger retaliation against US farm exports, said farm groups, who urged the White House to reduce the impact on the ag sector. Read More »

At least 2 dead in NYC helicopter crash

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It turned upside down in the river, and divers are still searching the area. The helicopter is a Eurocopter AS350, an FAA spokesperson said. Video posted to Twitter shows the moment the helicopter hit the water. Xinran Jiang, who lives on Roosevelt Island with her husband, said they saw a red helicopter rapidly descending near the north end of the island at about 7:08pm. Read More »

In South Korea, Surprise and Skepticism at Talks

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The meeting would be a first between a sitting USA president and a North Korean leader, offering a potential breakthrough in relations between the two adversaries. Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said in response to the announcement in Washington that North Korea must commit to abandoning nuclear development completely in order for meaningful talks to take place with Pyongyang. Read More »

How St. Mary's can avoid NCAA Tournament bubble

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And judging from all the empty seats, many fans couldn't care less about this exercise in repetition. He hit a trio of 3-pointers to jumpstart the offence as Alabama stormed back with a 28-3 spurt to start the second half and outscored its archrival 50-22 after the break. Read More »

Trump says USA should consider death penalty for drug dealers

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He said those convicted of killing just one person in shootings and stabbings at times face the death penalty or life in prison without parole. Trump explained that we now have an $800 billion trade deficit with other countries because of bad deals from previous administrations by Clinton, Bush and Obama. Read More »

Steel stocks down following Trump's decision to slap tariffs on imports

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A partially-shuttered IL steel plant plans to fire up its blast furnace again, putting as many as 500 people back to work following the Trump administration's move to slap tariffs on imported steel. But after two-way talks with Lighthizer, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem tweeted: "No immediate clarity on the exact U.S. procedure for exemption however, so discussions will continue next week". Read More »

US President Donald Trump signs tariff order - with wiggle room for allies

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Trump signed proclamations at a ceremony at the White House while surrounded by steelworkers. "So we are stumbling into a war, and this of course would be a great danger to the worldwide economy", said German MP Norbert Röttgen. They will come into force in 15 days' time, but Canada and Mexico - who are now renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement ( NAFTA ) with the USA - will initially be exempt. Read More »

Iranian flag torn down at Iranian Embassy in London

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Later on Friday, Qassemi said the attackers who had climbed on the balcony of the Iranian embassy in London were arrested, adding the spectacle was over. Baeidinejad said that the assailants were carrying knives and sticks and chanted slogans against Iranian officials and using bad language against Abu Bakr, Umar, Uthman (the caliphs of Mecca) and Aisha, the wife of Prophet Mohammad (S). Read More »

Russian Federation 'launches hypersonic missile'

The ministry said the "launch was conducted normally" and the missile hit its target. It can reach speeds of 7,673mph and travel an incredible distance of 1,243 miles. The first air unit equipped with the Kinzhal system started test air alert flights to master fundamentals of its combat use since December 1 of the past year. Read More »

Zimbabwe President Meets With Russian Foreign Minister Serguei Lavrov

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Long before that could subside, he got into official groove for meetings throughout Friday. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Monday that Russia had proposed holding a meeting between the two top diplomats, after which US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert suggested that Washington had not received the request . Read More »

Jeff Flake threatens bill to nullify Trump's tariffs

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But the White House has repeatedly undermined its own legal case, including by intimating that the tariffs would be held over Canada and Mexico as some kind of negotiating tool to extract NAFTA concessions. "As for people who stomp around and say "We will strike back" - why would you do that?" In Washington , a fierce battle over Trump's proposals raged behind the scenes. Read More »

Amputated leg used as pillow: Life, dignity go cheap in Indian hospitals

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Ghanshyam came under it and his leg was severed. The attendants of the patient at Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical College alleged that his severed leg was used as a pillow. The 25-year-old works as a helper on a school bus which overturned while trying to avoid colliding with a tractor on Saturday. The accident took place when the bus carrying 25 students from a Mauranipur-based public school reached Bamouri village. Read More »