• Turkish-backed rebels advance on Kurdish-held Syrian town
Turkish-backed rebels advance on Kurdish-held Syrian town

Jarablus was liberated from Daesh terrorists by Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield in September 2016. Abdel Rahman said that the advance sparked "major concerns" for tens of thousands of civilians in the town of Afrin. On a visit to Ankara last month, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Turkey and the US had to solve the tensions surro...

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  • Probe into Skripal poisoning follows Litvinenko script - Russia's embassy
Probe into Skripal poisoning follows Litvinenko script - Russia's embassy

Skripal, 66, was convicted of passing secrets to the British intelligence service MI6, but was given refuge in the United Kingdom in 2010 as part of a "spy swap". "But if we are to be rigorous in this investigation, we must avoid speculation and allow the police to carry on their investigation". "I can reassure the House that, should evidence e...

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  • RS polls: Jaitley to contest from UP; Pradhan moves to Madhya Pradesh
RS polls: Jaitley to contest from UP; Pradhan moves to Madhya Pradesh

Karnataka's Congress chief minister Siddaramaiah has stuck to his tried-and-trusted formula of AHINDA (minorities, backward castes and Dalits) in the selection of party candidates for the Rajya Sabha polls on March 23. Both of their current Rajya Sabha membership is also from Gujarat. The state Congress general secretary, Nishit Vyas, said, "...

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  • Malaysia will be biggest victor in revised trade deal: Moody's
Malaysia will be biggest victor in revised trade deal: Moody's

The countries signing the agreement, which account for more than 13% of the world economy, have agreed to bring down tariffs on cross-border trade by as much as 98% after domestic ratification. Elimination of tariffs on seafood, horticulture and wine. "Taiwan will do its best to take part in the CPTPP at an appropriate time", the MOFA said.

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  • Vandals target Mahatma Gandhi bust, deity's idol
Vandals target Mahatma Gandhi bust, deity's idol

Acting swiftly in the matter, the police have arrested a 42-year-old man who is said to be mentally unstable. Ram Dinesh Tiwari, SHO, Nagra, said that the statue was damaged and a poster was also found pasted on it. Two statues of Communist icon Lenin had been brought down in Tripura on Monday, two days after the BJP wrested the Left bastion. O...

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  • Myanmar Continues Its 'Campaign of Terror and Forced Starvation' Against Rohingya
Myanmar Continues Its 'Campaign of Terror and Forced Starvation' Against Rohingya

Gilmour also pointed out that the Bangladeshi and global humanitarian response to the Rohingya crisis has been very impressive but that the rainy season threatens to have a devastating effect on refugee camps. But rights groups and the United Nations have warned that conditions for their return are not close to being in place. James Gomez, Am...

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  • Oscar ratings reach record low in the US
Oscar ratings reach record low in the US

This is not a one-year downward blip, either. Red carpet host Ryan Seacrest, who is battling allegations that he sexually harassed and assaulted a stylist who worked for him, was unable to get cooperation from most of the big name nominees during his annual pre-Oscars program on E! - in effect dampening the viewer enthusiasm for the ceremony....

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  • Manafort pleads not guilty to fraud charges
Manafort pleads not guilty to fraud charges

In a separate development Thursday, another former Trump campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, met with the House Intelligence Committee for a second time as part of the panel's Russian Federation investigation. The mysterious protester held up a sign that read "Blood money" as Rick Gates, a former top adviser to President Donald Trump's , entered ...

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  • Kerala 'Love Jihad' Case: Hadiya Wins Freedom, Supreme Court Validates Her Marriage
Kerala 'Love Jihad' Case: Hadiya Wins Freedom, Supreme Court Validates Her Marriage

A three-judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and Chandrachud pronounced the judgment today. The Kerala High Court in May 2017 had annulled the marriage terming it as an instance of "love jihad", following which Jahan had approached the apex court.

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  • Booby trap bomb sets NI female officer's car on fire
Booby trap bomb sets NI female officer's car on fire

The incident led to fears the auto had been targeted by terrorists with DUP leader Arlene Foster telling a press conference in Europe that "a booby-trap bomb has exploded under a female police officer's vehicle". However, the incident is no longer believed to be sinister in nature. Paisley said that a suspected booby trap device was placed unde...

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  • Iran Not Threat to Any Country: President Rouhani
Iran Not Threat to Any Country: President Rouhani

Rouhani stressed it is necessary for all signatories of the deal to adhere to their commitments, adding Tehran will never be the first party to violate the agreement, Tasnim News agency quoted him as saying. " If not tackled head on, this country risks new sanctions ". French foreign minister is scheduled to visit Iran next Monday to hold talks...

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  • Iran rebuffs French FM demands to curb missiles on Tehran visit
Iran rebuffs French FM demands to curb missiles on Tehran visit

Separately, Iran confirmed that the Iranian foreign minister had met his former United States counterpart John Kerry on the sidelines of a Munich meeting last month. In the meantime, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani on Monday urged the European countries not to bend under the U.S.

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make 'major' Sanctuary City announcement in Sacramento
Attorney General Jeff Sessions to make 'major' Sanctuary City announcement in Sacramento

Attorney General Jeff Sessions went to the belly of the beast on Wednesday to announce his department's legal action challenging California's increasingly strident " sanctuary state " opposition to federal immigration law enforcement. Late Tuesday, California Gov. "We know that this is not about enforcing federal law", Farrell said. "Here's ...

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  • Qualcomm takeover a national security risk, says US
Qualcomm takeover a national security risk, says US

Broadcom was forced to delay its annual shareholders meeting two days before it was due to take place after learning Qualcomm had requested the CFIUS investigation, according to CNET. The USD 106 billion in debt financing arranged by Broadcom would be the largest corporate acqusition loan ever, the letter noted, putting further pressure on the...

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  • U.S. allocates billions for the needy in Africa
U.S. allocates billions for the needy in Africa

Tillerson's Africa visit includes Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Nigeria. Audio will be available later today . "Chinese investment does have the potential to address Africa's infrastructure gap, but its approach has led to mounting debt and few, if any, jobs in most countries", Tillerson explained.

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  • Nashville mayor pleads guilty to theft, resigns
Nashville mayor pleads guilty to theft, resigns

Forrest earned $173,843.13 in overtime from July 2015 through January 15 of this year, according to city data, more than the amount earned by the four other police officers in Barry's detail combined. TBI investigators say they looked at Forrest's phone and his emails after Barry admitted publicly to the affair. He was also given three years p...

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  • West Virginia teacher strike headed for a 9th day
West Virginia teacher strike headed for a 9th day

The pay for West Virginia teachers starts at about $33,000 a year, and about 700 classrooms don't have certified full-time teachers, according to the Associated Press. Nor will the striking teachers' commitment to providing food to the one in five students who live in poverty in their districts end soon either. This year, her organization began...

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  • Include a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch in your late Monday night plans
Include a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch in your late Monday night plans

SpaceX delayed the Falcon 9 launch two weekends ago to perform further testing on the rocket, the company said in a tweet . This launch marks the 50th launch of Falcon 9 and the 56th SpaceX launch in total. Tuesday's launch was delayed from February 25 for tests of the pressurization system in the Falcon 9 rocket's nose cone, which worked...

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  • Blumenthal Meets With DREAMers As DACA Deadline Expires
Blumenthal Meets With DREAMers As DACA Deadline Expires

Dean and Rector at Christ Church Cathedral Stephen Carlsen was among those arrested, the church confirmed. "The collective lack of action has been risky for so many people in this country", said Caitlin Roach, 29, holding a sign saying "my husband is an immigrant" in Spanish.

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  • Texas Democrat's Underdog Bid To Unseat Ted Cruz Picks Up Momentum
Texas Democrat's Underdog Bid To Unseat Ted Cruz Picks Up Momentum

Will Hurd in a district stretching hundreds of miles from San Antonio to El Paso. But if Republican turnout is down this year while Democrats are fired up, Nancy Pelosi may seize the speaker's gavel once again. Some of the issues that helped Trump nationally, such as reworking trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), can ...

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  • Trump and May comments on Putin's new weapons
Trump and May comments on Putin's new weapons

Putin could be bluffing. A nuclear cruise missile, in theory, would use a small reactor to heat air and fire it out the rear end to create forward thrust. Putin claimed the missile makes NATO's defenses "completely useless". The new version is slated to reach full service in 50 silos around 2020, according to the Center for Strategic and Internatio...

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  • 'Coco' wins Oscar for best animated film at the Academy Awards
'Coco' wins Oscar for best animated film at the Academy Awards

Pixar's " Coco " Wins Best Animated Feature & We're So Proud! Marginalized people deserve to feel like they belong. Other films nominated in the category this year were DreamWorks Animation's " The Boss Baby ", 20th Century Fox's " Ferdinand " and the independent films " The Breadwinner " and " Loving Vincent ".

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  • Nagaland: NDPP, BJP and others elect Neiphiu Rio as their leader
Nagaland: NDPP, BJP and others elect Neiphiu Rio as their leader

In 2017 UP Assembly Election, BJP had won 312 of the total 403 seats. The collapse of Left rule in Tripura after 25 years has landed CPM and the Left politics in multiple crises. The Congress emerged as the single largest party with 21 seats in Meghalaya but didn't get enough numbers to form the government, while it drew blank in Nagalan...

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  • Merkel welcomes centre-left's OK for coalition
Merkel welcomes centre-left's OK for coalition

Following the SPD's emphatic decision for a new partnership, Merkel is expected to launch her fourth government by mid-March. Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would work with France to tackle pressing issues such as trade policy, the war in Syria and competition with China after the Social Democrats (SPD) approved joining a coalition...

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  • New report suggests Trump personally coordinated $130000 payment to adult film star
New report suggests Trump personally coordinated $130000 payment to adult film star

The Democratic lawmaker also suggested that Stormy Daniels , the adult film star who had an alleged affair with the president , should give her "interpretation" of Trump's mental state as she must have observed him up close. Cohen refused to say if he was reimbursed by the Trump organization or Trump personally. "Not that I'm aware of", Sanders r...

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