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Chief Minister Of Pakistan's Balochistan Resigns Amid Political Crisis

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The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) came in action, but at the last minute, has stepped up effort to save its coalition government in Balochistan. The provincial lawmakers had expressed lack of confidence in Zehri, citing unfulfilled commitments, and consequently important ministers and advisers had recently turned dissidents, sparking a series of resignations and sackings. Read More »

Could South-North Korea Talks Undermine The US?

A spokesperson for the National Security Council made the remark after North Korea agreed to send a delegation to the PyeongChang Winter Olympics during high-level inter-Korean talks earlier in the day. The government of current South Korean President Moon Jae-in wants the two Koreas to agree to similar reconciliatory steps at the February 9-25 Pyeongchang Games. Read More »

7.6-magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Honduras

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Notes of potential threats were issued for the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, Belize, Jamaica and Costa Rica. No immediate reports of damage was immediately reported. It was also lightly felt in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, north of Honduras, according to Mexico's civil protection director. President Juan Orlando Hernandez via Twitter said that Honduras had activated its emergency system and asked people to remain calm. Read More »

Gopher Basketball Player Could Face Expulsion After Third Assault Allegation

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The news comes a day after the school announced Reggie Lynch , a former Big Ten defensive player of the year and National Basketball Association prospect, had been suspended indefinitely after the school's Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action found him "responsible" for sexual misconduct in a 2016 incident that allegedly occurred in his dorm room. Read More »

Trump takes field at college football championship game

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Trump is the first sitting president to attend a college football game since Barack Obama attended the 2011 Army-Navy game. A College Football Playoff National Championship featuring a pair of powerhouse SEC rivals playing in Atlanta already had plenty of attention on its own. Read More »

Missing As Tanker Collides With Cargo Ship In Fireball Off China

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Rescue workers were searching the waters off the east coast of China in a desperate hunt for 32 missing sailors after an oil tanker collided with a cargo ship on Saturday. The Chinese government said it had not found a "large-scale" oil leak and that the condensate was burning off and would leave little residue - reducing the chance of an oil slick . Read More »

Bo Scarbrough Denies Yelling 'F-k Trump' In Tunnel Before Game

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He had 23 yards on those carries, but it was comments he made before the game that made waves. Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough took it a step further than just boos. Trump was on field before the game, as he waved to the crowd in attendance. Trump was at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta for the game. There is plenty of anger and hurt in this country right now regarding events over recent years and more than ever, athletes are making their voices heard. Read More »

Blast rocks Quetta, 6 killed, injured 17

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Motorbike used in the attack can be seen in this image obtained by ARY News. A suicide bomber was believed to have walked up to the truck and blown himself up, senior police officer Abdul Razzaq Cheema told Reuters. Over 2000 people-mostly Shiites- have been killed in targeted attacks and suicide bombings in Quetta and other parts of the province in last ten years. Read More »

BJP slams Rahul's irresponsible utterance in Bahrain: Ravi Shankar Prasad

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He is spreading hatred among people", said the Union minister while wondering if the Congress' stand on the triple talaq bill worked to spread love or hate in the society. "Instead of accepting that we are struggling to create jobs, instead of uniting people of all religions and communities together to face the challenge, the government is busy converting the fear being generated in jobless youth into hatred between communities", he added. Read More »

Trump signs order to improve mental health care for new vets

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According to the VA , approximately 20 veterans died by suicide each day in 2014. The executive order will provide all transitioning veterans with mental healthcare for at least one year after they leave the military, effective March 9. The program will likely include expanded services for veterans, including intensive therapy, peer support and the "Whole Health" model of group support for servicemen and women. Read More »

DGS for 70% safeguard duty on solar equipment imports

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This figure has grown steadily as India's installed solar power capacity has exploded over the last few months. The World Trade organization had given India till December 14, 2017, to comply with the verdict. India would be vindicated if the proper process was followed. Solar cells are "being imported into India in such increased quantities and under such conditions so as to cause or threaten to cause serious injury to the domestic industry manufacturing like or directly competitive ... Read More »

European Union to Host Meeting with Iran on Nuclear Treaty Thursday

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Shahid Kharrazi Industries, Shahid Sanikhani Industries, Shahid Moghaddam Industries, Shahid Eslami Research Center, and Shahid Shustari Industries - were sanctioned under Executive Order 13382 for being owned or controlled by SBIG. Trump faces deadlines related to the deal starting late this week, including deciding whether to reimpose oil sanctions lifted under the 2015 agreement. Read More »

Pak, China sign MoU for young diplomats' training

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In her response to the report, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying had said: "We hope the USA side will put aside the Cold War mentality, view China's military development in an objective and rational manner, and take concrete actions to maintain steady growth of the military relationship between the two countries". Read More »

Pence to Visit Israel, Egypt, Jordan

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This followed a leak of an audio clips of phone conversations where influential Egyptians were being convinced to support Trump's idea. But after Trump announced on December 6 that his administration had chose to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, breaking with decades of US policy, Abbas and others canceled their meetings. Read More »

Two youths martyred by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir

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An Indian army officer talking to media men in Srinagar claimed that the youth were militants and were killed in an encounter with the troops. "Two terrorists killed, Operation in progress", Chinar Corps of the Indian Army posted on its official Twitter handle. Read More »

A tribute to late PNG star Kato Ottio

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Papua New Guinea global Ottio, who represented his country at last year's World Cup, was due to travel to join Widnes for pre-season training after signing for them in December. "He wouldn't say boo when he first came across then after 12 months we couldn't shut him up - but the group loved him - he never had a bad word to say about anyone", Antonelli said. Read More »

Trump to attend WEF gathering in Davos

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Some of Mr. Trump's advisers were befuddled by his planned trip, coming a year after his team decided not to send a representative to the 2017 gathering. It is unusual for presidents to attend in person, though vice-presidents sometimes represent the USA at the event. Officially, it is an academic conference; unofficially it is a global schmoozefest for the rich and powerful. Read More »

Northeast Ohio weather: Tracking major system of rain, ice and snow

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Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. Colder. Lows 25 to 40 higher elevations.37 to 45 lower elevations. Friday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Friday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers. Chance of rain is 70 percent. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 65. Thursday: Rain likely before 7am, then a chance of drizzle and snow between 7am and 8am, then a chance of snow after 8am. Read More »

No free pass for MA pot businesses from feds

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Attorney Andrew Lelling said in a statement posted on Twitter. "This is a straightforward rule of law issue", Lelling wrote. The comments follow a change in federal policy on marijuana, and they come at a time when the Bay State is finalizing plans for the first recreational sales of the drug. Read More »

Feinstein Releases Fusion GPS Founder's Testimony on Trump Dossier

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Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, on Tuesday unilaterally released a highly anticipated transcript of the committee's interview with one of the founders of the firm that produced a salacious and unsubstantiated dossier outlining a Russian effort to aide the Trump campaign. Read More »

Storms Trigger Mudslides in Calif. Burn Areas, Kill 2

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Crews are working to clear debris from roads across greater Los Angeles , including a key stretch of US 101 that was shut down along the border of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Evacuations were ordered in those foothill neighborhoods Monday because of mudslide fears. Storms brought rain to California on Monday and increased the risk of mudslides in fire-ravaged communities in devastated northern wine country and authorities to order evacuations farther south for towns below hillsides ... Read More »

Teacher handcuffed, removed from school board meeting after asking about teacher pay

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The district will not press any charges against Hargrave, Puyau told the station. The arrest stemmed from a heated discussion about renewing the superintendent's contract and giving him a raise. Although refusing to answer the Abbeville crowd's questions, the board added that the raise was given because the Vermilion Parish schools reached certain "performance goals". Read More »

Bail denied to teen accused of killing 7-year-old Pradyuman

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After hearing arguments of all sides in the matter on Saturday, the court had reserved its order for Monday morning. The court said it seemed that the appellant moved a vague application for bail first before the Juvenile Justice Board , and then before this court with some hidden agenda. Read More »

French Pop Icon France Gall Dies

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She landed her first No. 1 in the French charts with her first single " Ne sois pas si bête " (Don't Be So Stupid) in 1963, when she was only 16. Born Isabelle Gall in 1947, she gained notoriety while still a teenager and kept a young voice throughout a career that spanned from the early '60s to the late '90s. Read More »

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Send Cute Cards to Well-Wishers

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And Harry, the self confessed joker of the royal family, even exchanged an extravagant fist bump with one of the DJs, after a little coaching in how to perform the greeting. However, during her television appearance she was singing a different tune regarding her tweet. I'm very happy for them, Meghan and Harry. MEGHAN MARKLE'S father is set to walk his daughter down the aisle when she marries Prince Harry . Read More »

Indian liquor's Old Monk Kapil Mohan passes away

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To say their goodbyes to the man who made the rum, Twitter users came together to show off their drinks and share their favourite moments with the dark drink. He is survived by his wife Pushpa Mohan. Mohan Meakin reportedly sold only 3.9 million cases of Old Monk in 2014 which were a quarter of what they were in the 1960s. Read More »

Syria Denounces Israel's Air and Missile Attack, Shot one Jeet

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The army added that its air defenses had hit an Israeli aircraft and had intercepted some rockets fired at Syrian targets. The Israeli military refused to comment, said Reuters . The statement said the Syrian army holds Israel "fully responsible" for the actions. According to unconfirmed reports carried by outlets affiliated with Syrian rebel groups, Israeli jets fired at least four missiles from Lebanese airspace at an army base in Al-Qutaiba, east of the Syrian capital. Read More »

The Immigration Right Deal for the Dreamers - and the Nation

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Both lawmakers said they hope the deal can provide a basis for Congress to resolve the DACA issue, which Trump has said he wants replaced but only if paired with his border wall and some other immigration fixes. That's an argument GOP lawmakers who want a deal are making to Trump to convince him he has maximum leverage now that will wane. Cornyn said the goal would still be to get something done in January, citing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's assurance to Sen. Read More »

Sheriff Joe is Running For Office Again

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio attends a rally by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Oct. 4, 2016, in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The 85-year-old former Maricopa County sheriff, whom President Donald Trump pardoned last year, said he will pursue a bid for the U.S. Read More »

Over 200 People Reportedly Injured After Trains Collide in South Africa

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It said a train was authorised to enter the station while another one was still there, "which subsequently resulted in a rear-end collision". The moving train was actually authorized to get into the same section. Metrorail has also set up a walk-in Center at its headquarters, Umjantshi House in Braamfontein near Park Station to assist the commuters who were involved in the Kroonstaad train crash. Read More »

Palestine reinstates Pakistan envoy who shared stage with Hafiz Saeed

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In December, India had issued a strongly worded demarche after photos of Ali sharing the stage with Saeed were circulated on social media. Geo News quoted Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) chairman Maulana Tahir Ashrafi as saying that he had requested Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and the country's Chief Justice to reinstate Walid Abu Ali in view of the ambassador's services rendered to Pakistan. Read More »

Kansas State Representative Defends Prohibition, Goes Full Racist

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Kansas is among the few states that hasn't legalized some form of medical marijuana. But the legalization question has been percolating in Kansas in recent years. "Obviously, we were really taken aback by the comments, and in no way that represents the view of Kansans or the House and no way those comments reflect the policies that we come up with this session", Ryckman said. Read More »

Drahi divides and conquers in latest Altice restructure

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Drahi said he will serve as president of the board of Altice Europe and chairman of the board of Altice USA. Analysts at brokerage Raymond James said the move could also make the Altice European arm a possible acquisition target for rival French telecoms companies. Read More »

Newborn baby found dead on plane in Indonesia

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The pilot therefore made a decision to divert the plane to Bangkok, Thailand. "She didn't look healthy and won't be questioned until she is fit". The woman was arrested by airport police. Calore said a medical team boarded the plane at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport, where she was taken off. The case is being investigated. Read More »

Winter weather advisory for tonight through Monday afternoon

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Strong northwest winds will develop late Wednesday night and continue through Thursday. Plan on hard travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Tuesday . The foothills and mountains below the snow level will see 2 to 3 inches of rain. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.A Winter Storm Warning for wet snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected. Read More »

Steve Kerr Calls LaVar Ball the 'Kardashian of the NBA'

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Ball may have done serious harm, though, when he publicly undermined Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton . It doesn't matter if there's any substance involved in an issue. First, he acknowledged that ESPN was not the only media outlet that has sensationalized LaVar Ball , and it's more of a societal issue than an ESPN issue. Read More »

Russian Forces Fight Off Attacks by a Flurry of Syrian Rebel Drones

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The Pentagon's statement now allows the Russian military to "take a new look at some unusual coincidences" surrounding the incident, it said. The extremists may have been aided by a "technologically advanced state", the statement said. The Kremlin says the number of Russian troops left in Syria is sufficient for fending off any attacks by militants. It said that out of the 13 drones involved, seven were shot down and six were forced to land. Read More »

Morrisons, Tesco and discounters stand out in Christmas battle

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Fast-growing discounters Aldi and Lidl were the biggest winners over the period, with sales up at each by 16.8%. Excluding the discounters, sales were up 2.3 per cent. Shoppers parted with £747 million on December 22 alone, making the Friday before Christmas the busiest shopping day ever recorded. "Shoppers parted with 747 million pounds on December 22 alone, making the Friday before Christmas the busiest shopping day ever recorded". Read More »

RJD chief Lalu Prasad to seek parole to attend sister's last rites

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Special CBI judge Shivpal Singh announced the sentence after hearing arguments on quantum of sentencing. "They (the accusers) should show any video footage of the two serving the RJD supremo", Yadav, an RJD MLA, said. Expressing solidarity with jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav said on Sunday that the "BJP did injustice" to him. Read More »

Macron: New 'Silk Road' can not be one-way

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Reading the headlines in the British press about Emmanuel Macron's visit to China , it's easy to detect a note of frustration in the coverage. The $1 trillion infrastructure programme is billed as a modern revival of the ancient Silk Road that once carried fabrics, spices and a wealth of other goods in both directions. Read More »

Sahara Desert hit by snow after freak winter storm

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It is the third time in almost 40 years the town, known as "The Gateway to the Desert ", has seen snowfall. At the same time in the southern hemisphere, which is now in the middle of summer, Grayson and Sydney Australia are experiencing some of the hottest temperatures they have seen in 80 years with the mercury hitting 116.6 degrees. Read More »

Snowden Defends Indian Journo Facing Prosecution for Exposing Aadhar Data Breach

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In his tweet, Snowden, who has taken an asylum in Russian Federation, also suggested that action should rather be taken against UIDAI authorities, the body that runs the Aadhaar programme. Along with demographic info, the database also contains biometric data like fingerprints and iris scans, following the Indian government's drive to create a national identity database that began in 2010. Read More »

Alligators, encased in ice, endure North Carolina's cold snap

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The recent cold wave that swept across the state gave Mother Nature a chance to hit us with yet another surprise - frozen alligators sticking their snouts out of the ice. At least not while the water is still frozen around them. After nearly being eradicated in the early 20th century, alligators have made a comeback in North Carolina. Read More »

Children's services to see third education secretary in two years after reshuffle

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At the outset, Transport Chris Grayling was mistakenly announced on Twitter as the new Chair of the Conservative Party - a role later given to outgoing immigration minister Brandon Lewis . Of three experienced ministers she wanted to move? Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt also spent more than 90 minutes in Downing Street where he resisted May's attempts to persuade him to switch to Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and allow Business Secretary Greg Clark to take on his role. Read More »

Meryl Streep: I Want Oprah to Run for President

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But let's all take a breath. Winfrey ended her speech Sunday with a rallying cry for girls on the topic of the "Me Too" movement, which was the focus of Hollywood's first awards show since allegations of sexual misconduct swept the entertainment industry and then expanded into almost every other industry. Read More »