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Joyce denies code of conduct breaches

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the Nationals were allocated a set number of staff positions based on their numbers within the coalition, but how they were allocated was up to them. The clock is ticking on the resolution of the issue, with Malcolm Turnbull due to leave the country next week, which would make Joyce the acting prime minister - a development some hard heads regard as politically untenable. Read More »

The Dutch Foreign Minister Resigned Over Lying About A Meeting With Putin

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He caused an even bigger stir Monday, admitting he made the whole thing up . At the meeting, the Russian president said that he considers Belarus , Ukraine and the Baltic states to be part of a " Greater Russia ". A former Shell contractor, Zijlstra told members at a VVD congress in May 2016 he was there "in the background as an assistant" during the meeting in which Putin allegedly spoke about his definition of a " Greater Russia ", the paper said. Read More »

Canada and U.S. women renew best rivarly at the Olympics

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The record was previously held by Sweden's Carl-Göran Öberg, who scored twice in eight seconds during the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics in 1960. She moved into a tie with her twin sister, Monique Lamoureux-Morando, for sixth all-time in USA scoring at the Olympic Games with 15 career points. Read More »

Bagpipes Get in the Way of Romantic Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert

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Realizing the show was on February 10th in Belfast, the Chesterfield resident attempted to "kill two birds with one stone" and turn the excursion into a romantic Valentine's Day trip. He added: "Fast forward a month and we get the actual tickets through the post - brilliant!" After Saturday's Red Hot Chili Pipers show, Robb posted a video of their view of the performance. Read More »

Russia: Human error, faulty sensor behind plane crash that killed 71

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Russian Federation has suffered numerous plane crashes , with airlines often operating ageing aircraft in unsafe flying conditions. The Antonov An-148 plane went down in a snow-covered field, making it hard to access, with emergency workers forced to reach the wreckage by foot or on snowmobiles. Read More »

Scottish police question French players after brawl reports

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Louis Picamoles, Arthur Iturria, Anthony Belleau, Jonathan Danty, Sekou Macalou, Remi Lamerat and Felix Lambey are also omitted from the 31-man party. Initial reports in the British and French media suggested there was a brawl at Tigerlily but it is understood police received no such reports involving members of the squad. Read More »

Watch a Trailer for 'Atlanta' Season 2

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Within this glimpse of the upcoming season , the two cousins continue to hustle and work through the trials of the Atlanta music scene. Atlanta: Robbin' Season debuts on March 1 on FX in the United States, with no word for Australia yet. Read More »

Modi to speak at four rallies in Karnataka

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi declared in an election meeting in poll-bound Karnataka that his party, if voted to power during general elections next year, will simplify goods and service tax (GST) and will remove all confusion that it has created since its inception. Read More »

United States to fund Jordan with USD6bln

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Jordan is a critical American partner in the volatile Middle East but has opposed the administration's approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While the USA is expected to announce a $3bn package through the Export-Import Bank, pledges so far have fallen well short of the almost $100bn Iraq says it needs. Read More »

Israeli police recommend graft charges against PM Netanyahu

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Packer was allegedly brought along by Milchan to carry the financial weight of the gifts. "One receives gifts, not demands", the police said, and referred to testimony they had gathered that "there was a demand (by the Netanyahus) to receive the goods in a systematic and covert manner". Read More »

Federer Dreams Return to No 1 at Rotterdam

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He could face Swiss pal Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals in Holland. The 20-time Grand Slam champion is not ruling out the possibility of him representing his country at the Tokyo Olympics, which is 28 months from now. "He's completely incredible. "It would be really special to see him back at No. 1". Netherland's Thiemo de Bakker enjoyed practicing with the great Roger Federer over the weekend. Read More »

Canada's Mikael Kingsbury wins gold medal in men's moguls

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It includes seven World Cup moguls titles and the gold medal at the 2013 FIS World Freestyle Skiing Championship in Voss, Norway. "Coming out here today I basically had nothing to lose, it was just to come out here and do my best run without any place in mind", Matheson said. Read More »

Historically, North And South Korea's Talks Haven't Accomplished Much

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Pence told reporters that the two leaders "spoke as friends" during his visit to South Korea , and their discussions including the meeting between Moon and the North Korean delegation, led by Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong . The delegation also included his younger sister, Kim Yo-jong, who was the "special envoy" to Kim. Fans roared every time a Korean got the puck on her stick and Han Soojin almost put the team on the board with a shot from the left circle that hit the crossbar ... Read More »

Former football youth coach Barry Bennell convicted of child abuse

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Bennell previously served three prison sentences in England and the U.S. and had been described by the prosecution as having "pretty much unfettered access to large numbers of young lads who dreamt of a life in professional football", in his role as a youth coach in Cheshire, Manchester and Derbyshire from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. Read More »

RBI's new norms to speed up resolution of stressed assets

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India Ratings and Research, the local affiliate of Fitch, said banks' non-performing loans and provisions will shoot up in coming months, said analyst Udit Kariwala. The Joint Lenders Forum (JLF) as an institutional mechanism for resolution of stressed accounts has also been discontinued. All lenders are required to submit report to Central Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC) on a monthly basis effective April 1, 2018. Read More »

HRW Urges Probe Into 'Suspicious' Deaths In Iran Detention

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On Friday, the Iranian authorities told Mr Seyed-Emami's wife he had died in Evin prison. "I still can't believe this". Seyed-Emami taught sociology at Tehran's Imam Sadegh University while also managing the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, which works to protect endangered animals and raise public awareness about the environment. Read More »

Cuomo Wants Voluntary Payroll Tax To Ease Pain Of US Tax Law

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The funding could help counties that have been wary about early voting because of the additional costs involved. "These amendments to the executive budget will protect New York's taxpayers, our state budget, and our economic competitiveness", state Budget Director Robert F. Read More »

Henshaw injury blow for Ireland

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While Joe Schmidt refuses to rule out Henshaw , if he can't recover to face Wales, there is no doubting his absence would leave a big hole in the centre of the Irish midfield. "Of course, England are a great side and play good rugby as well but for me, after these two games, it was much more hard against Ireland ". "We turned the ball over more than we would ahvce planned to, always a risk, scored some really good tries in those 40 minutes and to keep them to nil when, as you saw in second ... Read More »

The Commonwealth discusses who should succeed the Queen

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The meeting provided a chance for the officials to discuss the succession, although the Secretariat stressed that the issue was not part of its mandate. Although not apparent to be high priority in the discussions, one of the leading topics of interest is who will assume the title of Head of the Commonwealth upon The Queen's death. Read More »

For Honor now has one million active players each month

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As an example, Ubisoft pointed out that it sells a flaming horse in Assassin's Creed: Origins for 1,500 worth of in-game currency, which comes out to €15. However, it could mean they hang around for longer, just in a different way. Before, most revenue earned by a game would have ended in the first year of its release. Read More »

North Carolina Toddler Killed Riding in Ambulance Hit by Illegal Alien

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Sunday. A Salvadoran man who had entered the United States illegally was arrested on numerous charges on February 11, after ramming into an ambulance that was carrying a 2-year-old child while he was drunk driving. Department of Homeland Security use immigration detainers when there are potentially deportable individuals being held jails and prisons nationwide. Newnum said the boy was under the care of emergency medical personnel in the ambulance at the time, but he didn't have further ... Read More »

Sensex rebounds on positive global cues

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The broad-based NSE Nifty 50 went up by 81.65 points or 0.78% to 10,536.60. Shares of State Bank of India today slumped more than 3 percent in morning trade on the bourses after the company reported weak third quarter earnings. "European indices like FTSE 100, DAX and CAC 40 traded in the green", he added. Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) offloaded shares worth Rs 2,297.09 crore, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) purchased shares worth a net Rs 2,373.59 crore yesterday, ... Read More »

Neiphiu Rio gets a walkover

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Last month, Rio quit the NPF, which he formed after leaving the Congress in early 2002 and joined the NDPP. NDPP and BJP are sharing seats in the ensuing Assembly election of Nagaland. On crisis in the NPF, Rio said he was not responsible for the crisis. However, Rio was the only uncontested candidate after his opponent, NPF Nominee Chupfu-o withdrew his papers. Read More »

Shoot female rebels in the vagina - Rodrigo Duterte

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Filipino head Rodrigo Duterte told the country's soldiers to shoot female fighters in their vaginas, prompting severe criticism among feminist movements and human rights organizations. That's one thing. But she was so handsome. "What a waste", he said. Ever since he came to power on a promise to rid the country of the drug menace, Duterte has been in news for his violent and often misogynistic comments. Read More »

U.S. sends conflicting signals over North Korea diplomacy

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The PDRK delegation returns today to Pyongyang after a three-day historic visit to South Korea , where it attended the opening of the Winter Olympics last Friday. "You get the feeling that they hate Trump more than they hate North Korea and all the atrocities that are going on there", Campos-Duffy chimed in. Read More »

Allegiant plans year-round aircraft base in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

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Allegiant officials say VPS will become the airline's 14th year-round aircraft base. Allegiant on February 13, announced plans to establish a two-aircraft base at Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS). Allegiant also announced five new routes scheduled to start in June between Destin and airports in: Bentonville, Arkansas; Concord, North Carolina; Lexington, Kentucky; Evansville, Indiana; and Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina. Read More »

5Pointz Graffiti Artists Awarded $6.7 Million USD for Demolished Murals

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Some 21 graffiti artists sued Jerry Wolkoff, the owner of the buildings, a year ago under the Visual Rights of 1990 - which protects artists' rights to their work, even if someone else owns it physically. After a three-week trial in November, Block said the "respectful, articulate and credible" artists testified about "striking technical mastery and vision worthy of display in prominent museums if not on the walls of 5 Pointz ". Read More »

Speaker Vos calls Paul Nehlen a 'racist bigot'

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Nehlen was banned from Twitter on Sunday after tweeting an image that replaced Meghan Markle, the mixed-race actress and fiancée of Prince Harry , with a dark-skinned prehistoric Briton known as " Cheddar Man ". Nehlen previously had posted on Twitter a list of his critics and emphasized that most are Jewish. "For Twitter, reining in abusive content has posed a challenge as the company has touted itself as the ultimate place for free speech and open debate", reported NPR's Alina ... Read More »

ISIS boss Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi injured in airstrike?

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Citing several U.S. officials, CNN reported that American intelligence agencies have assessed with a high degree of confidence that the worlds most wanted man was near Raqqa, Syria in May when the missile struck. Despite several claims and counter claims, confusion looms large on the fate of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the most dreaded terrorist heading Daesh (IS), responsible for creating havoc in Syria and Iraq during last several years. Read More »

Nelly sexual assault accusations under investigation by Essex Police

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She says the rapper gripped her tightly with his arm and brought her and her friends to his dressing room. She claims when they arrived to the room, he took off his trousers and began masturbating in front of her. Essex police confirm to The Blast "We are investigating after a woman reported to us that she was sexually assaulted". The woman says Nelly put his right hand on the back of her head and his left hand on her shoulder, forced her head down, pushing his erect penis into her mouth. Read More »

Rain Showers and Fog come in for the Afternoon

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Rain, rain, go away! Highs will only reach the mid teens, and lows will be back in the single digits. Light rain will once again push into the area late in the day and into the night. Tuesday will be cloudy and much cooler with a few spotty showers. On Thursday weather is expected to be partially cloudy to cloudy with another rise in temperatures to be 5 degrees higher than its annual average. Read More »