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6 journalists sentenced to life over failed coup in Turkey

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Turkey's state-run news agency Anadolu says the journalists were accused of links to USA -based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey blames for the July 15, 2016 failed coup. The Constitutional Court ruling, made on 11 January, ordered that Mr. Altan and another journalist, Mr. Sahin Alpay, should be freed from pre-trial detention on the grounds that their detention was disproportionate and infringed their rights to liberty, freedom of expression and freedom of the media. Read More »

Indictments issued against Russians in USA election meddling case

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is announcing Friday the indictment of Russian nationals and entities accused of breaking US laws to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. According to the indictment , the Internet Research Agency , a Russian troll farm , started interfering as early as 2014 in USA politics. Mr Trump himself has been reluctant to acknowledge the meddling. Read More »

UK Sikhs keenly watching Trudeau's India visit

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Besides, the Canadian PM, who is popular for his gender-equal cabinet and feministic views, will be promoting empowerment of women. Trudeau arrives in New Delhi on Saturday and will be in India until February 23, with stops also scheduled in Agra, Amritsar, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Read More »

Donald Trump heading to Florida to meet 'bravest people'

Numerous students at the vigil said they plan to head home to Parkland this weekend to be with their families. Hundreds of people gathered at a park in Parkland Thursday evening for a candlelight vigil for the victims. Bringing some relief to the desperate situation, however, were therapy dogs, trained and deployed by United States charities in the aftermath of tragedies. Read More »

Patrick Brown says he's suing CTV over sexual misconduct allegations

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CTV's report in late January prompted Brown's resignation as Tory leader mere months before a spring election. The story has taken numerous twists and turns since it broke. You have no idea how much the words of encouragement from people I have never met and even those who start their support with "I never supported you, but." means to me. Read More »

Turkey: German Journalist Accused of 'Propaganda' to Be Freed

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Germany's foreign minister later told reporters that Yucel was on his way to an Istanbul airport and can "freely leave Turkey ". The case of Yucel is among an array of issues that have hurt the Turkey-Germany ties in recent years. It all depends on the court, but I think there will be development soon, Yildirim said. Deniz Yucel is among the over 100 journalists and writers arrested after the failed coup attempt of 2016 against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan . Read More »

Trump warned Abbas of upcoming financial aid cuts through Putin

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Arab officials visit to pray at Al Aqsa occasionally, but the appearance by a country's top diplomat is comparatively rare, and will be interpreted as a signal of support for the Palestinian claim to East Jerusalem after the United States recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December. Read More »

Myanmar tells Bangladesh it is ready to take back Rohingyas, says official

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According to the home minister, Myanmar officials told them in the meeting they would check the identities of the Rohingyas before repatriation. Some 700 000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since late August when Myanmar's military launched a security crackdown that's been widely criticised as amounting to ethnic cleansing . Read More »

Highline College Lockdown: Reports of 'Shots Fired'

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Friday morning telling them and the college staff to lock down classrooms and offices. Washington police said they are responding to reports of "shots fired", but it still has not been confirmed. Founded in 1961, Highline College has about 17,000 students. The school posted on in a message on its website that it was responding to an "active threat on campus". Read More »

Pak to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia

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According to the reports, Pakistan already has around over 1000 troops in Saudi Arabia under a 1982 bilateral agreement. The Army said it continues to maintain bilateral security cooperation with other Gulf Cooperation Council countries. Gen. Ghafoor stated it would be "much lesser than a division". These statements 'seem destined to justify the sending of Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia for an active engagement in the conflict, ' he said. Read More »

Ramaphosa to outline anti-corruption plans in SONA

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Analysts said other ministers who could be removed in a cabinet reshuffle include Mines Minister Mosebenzi Zwane amid policy uncertainty in the key mining industry. Ramaphosa thanked Zuma for his service to the country and for the way he had handled the transition - remarks that drew boos from the chamber. And he moved on to acknowledge former presidents Thabo Mbeki and FW de Klerk - who for the first time in years both sat in the public gallery - and received enthusiastic applause. Read More »

South Africa: Opposition party wants early election

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The ANC caucus‚ which generally meets on Thursdays during parliamentary sittings‚ has been called specifically to consider the party's options regarding the removal of Zuma in terms of parliamentary processes‚ should he continue to defy the party's recall decision. Read More »

US grand jury indicts 13 Russian nationals in election meddling probe

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The president's campaign has been under scrutiny for potential collusion with Russian Federation during the election. President Trump has been briefed on the indictment announced on Friday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said. They set up and used servers inside the U.S.to mask the Russian origin of the accounts. "These Americans did not know they were communicating with Russians", Rosenstein said. Read More »

Angela Merkel upbeat on Britain's chances of a good trade deal

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The Prime Minister, speaking alongside the German leader following talks in Berlin, said she wanted a "bold and ambitious partnership" and added the European Union stands to benefit from Brexit . Britain's government is ready to push for the kind of Brexit regulation plan that the City of London has long favoured but which has already run into opposition in Brussels, the Financial Times reported. Read More »

Huge sinkhole on Rome street swallows half dozen cars

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The collapse happened in the Baldunia area of the city between via Livio Andronico and via Lattanzio. Nobody was injured, officials say, but 20 households were evacuated to hotels as a precaution against any further collapse. The ANSA news agency reported that works had been carried out in the same spot where the sinkhole appeared late last month after reports of significant water leaks. Read More »

Nirav Modi seen behind the massive Rs11,400 crore PNB fraud

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The opposition party had also raised questions on whether Nirav Modi had been tipped off following which he left the country. "The fraud was detected in the third week of January and a case was filed with CBI ", Mehta said. Interestingly, while a LoU expires in 90-180 days, these bank officials are believed to have rolled them over after each expiry, as a result the fraud lay undetected for over 7 years. Read More »

Missing woman Joanne Lee's body is discovered in wardrobe

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Joanne Lee also known as Joanne Boyle was last seen at her parent's home in Garristown in Meath on the 5th of February. A man was found with injuries near the Ranelagh house and was taken to St Vincent's Hospital for treatment. This is a handsome girl, so young and so pretty, away from us all. Gardaí at Donnybrook in Dublin are investigating all. A garda at the scene removed his own shirt to stem the blood flow from the man's wounds after he jumped from the upstairs window until ... Read More »

'Three Billboards' Become a Reality Outside of Grenfell Tower in London

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On why it got involved, the BBH Labs website read: "Speaking to members of Justice4Grenfell it became clear to us that eight months on from the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire , the key issues are being downplayed or ignored". In December, a review launched after the fire called for an overhaul of building regulations in the United Kingdom, as it warned that the current system and culture allowed for cost-cutting at the expense of safety. Read More »

Spring time temps give way to 'normal' temps and rain

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The temps will begin to drop during the day on Friday and we'll have a bit of a breeze with the numbers eventually hitting the upper 40s into Friday night. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 17 degrees. Look for scattered showers for the Friday morning commute. Friday - Rain to snow, turning colder. Read More »

Florida school shooting: Coventry teenager hid in cupboard

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The suspected shooter bought the firearm in the past year and had passed the background check to make the purchase, according to a U.S. official briefed on the investigation. He is 19. He was an adult on his own. "This experience was so traumatising to the point where I can't even fathom a gun in my house or on my bodice", she said. Read More »

Kim Jong Un Says Continuing Dialogue With South Korea Important

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This is how close U.S. Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceSpace exploration is good for American jobs Trump approves Indiana Medicaid work requirements Democrat Manchin: Pence attacks prove "they don't want bipartisanship" in Trump admin MORE was to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong . Read More »

White House Issues Veto Threat To Bipartisan Immigration Plan

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He's given Congress until March 5 to restore the program, though federal courts have blocked him temporarily from dismantling it. Senate leaders opened the day's debate by trading blame. But the Texas Republican said it's uncertain whether the Senate would get to a vote on a bill this week, and he expressed frustration with Democrats who have since stalled on the negotiations after the government briefly shut down last month over the issue. Read More »

PM Narendra Modi to address students from Delhi's Talkatora stadium in 30

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During the interaction, he told the students they were not talking to the Prime Minister of India but to a friend. On a lighter note, the prime minister advised the student who had asked the question to pursue journalism as a career. "Saraswati is worshipped regularly but still on the day of examination we remember Hanuman ji, why?" In his address to the students PM Modi recalls his biggest examination! He asks them to be "warriors and not worriers". Read More »

Florida School Shooter Was Member Of White Nationalist Militia

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He went on to say that he would meet with the nation's governors and attorneys general later this month to discuss how to make a safer school environment for American children. Trump had been planning on spending the weekend in Florida. "Our entire nation with one heavy heart is praying for the victims and their families", Trump said. Read More »

ANC orders Zuma to step down as South African president

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Zuma, 75, had been embroiled in a divisive power struggle with Ramaphosa , the deputy president. ANC officials said that if Zuma did not resign, the party's lawmakers in the Cape Town parliament would vote out Zuma on Thursday. The ANC had told Zuma to step down or face a vote of no-confidence. He is scheduled to deliver his maiden State of the Nation Address on Friday. Read More »

Cubs star offers support at vigil in Florida in wake of shooting

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Rizzo has reportedly left Cubs spring training and returned home to Parkland, Fla., to be with his family and the community during this horrific time. When we heard about this (shooting), you felt terrible and that hollow feeling. "I am only who I am because of this community and I just want all you to know how proud I am to be part of this community". Read More »

Woman Poses As Man, Marries Two Women For Dowry In Uttarakhand

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She used to behave like a man, used to drink, smoke and also abuse. She became friends with a woman through Facebook and married her in 2014. Krishna rented a room in Haldwani and kept both the wives there. Going by the police's version, Sen harassed and physically assaulted his wife, extorted money from her family, and then married a second time, but she approached the police only after years. Read More »

No national hero status for opposition leader Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says

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Asked whether Tsvangirai would be bestowed the national hero status to enable him to be interred at the national shrine, Mnangagwa said: "No, No". We will give every assistance possible. "Tsvangirai fearlessly stared tyranny and dictatorship in the face and fought for freedom and democracy in his country", Stevens Mokgalapa, DA Shadow Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, said. Read More »

Other view: Trump's proposed budget is unaffordable and unfair

President Trump's budget proposal and spending targets. "A lot of times, what you have is a budget that even the Cabinet secretaries can't defend". I have no problem whatsoever with the government spending that kind of money on infrastructure, they should be spending more . Trump spoke in a meeting with members of Congress at he White House Tuesday - the latest in a series of fully televised meetings he's had over the last month to talk about immigration, infrastructure and now trade. Read More »

Egyptian army kills 16 militants in Sinai operation

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The video showed what appeared to be footage of past IS attacks in Sinai and the killings of unarmed off-duty soldiers or men suspected of collaborating with security forces. In addition, six farms used to grow illegal narcotics were found and destroyed. Operation Sinai 2018 will cover large parts of peninsula but also parts of the Nile Delta and the West Desert, where other militants have waged attacks. Read More »