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Israel signs $15 bn deal to export gas to Egypt

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The energy producers plan to supply around 64 Bcm of natural gas from the Tamar and Leviathan reservoirs for a 10-year period, the companies said in an emailed statement. The France press adds that in September 2015, Jordan also signed a deal to buy 8.5 million cubic meters of Israeli natural gas daily over the next 15 years, the BNR also said. Read More »

Man saws AR-15 in half to send message

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A NY gun owner is attracting millions of views after posting a video of himself destroying his AR-15 assault rifle with a saw - and explaining why such guns need to be banned. "Is that right more important?". "I mean, think about it". A weapon like this, that can cause so much death and destruction? After he sawed his gun, he looked into the camera and said, pointedly: "Now, there's one less". Read More »

Japanese 'baby factory' wins custody of 13 kids born via surrogacy

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The man is the "heir and president of a well-known company listed in a stock exchange in Japan, owner and shareholder in many companies", according to a court statement. Shigeta, reportedly the son of a Japanese information technology tycoon, left the country in the wake of the scandal and has never directly explained why he fathered so many children. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation ignored tip informing of Florida shooter's…

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But the FBI's admission and "deep regret" do very little to console mourners as they begin to pay their respects at the first of 17 funerals . The statement came two days after Cruz, 19, opened fire with an AR-15 rifle at students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the city of Parkland in Broward County, just north of Miami on the state's southeastern tip. Read More »

Student shoots self in OH middle school, no one else hurt

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Currently, parents and other family members are gathering outside the school to be reunited with their children. Both the high school and middle school were placed on lockdown, local affiliate Fox 8 News reported. A local newspaper reporter tweeted a photo of the scene at Jackson Memorial Middle School. 'I just want to get my daughter and hug her and hold her. Read More »

Emergency extended in Maldives by 30 days

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During an extraordinary meeting of the The National Security Committee of the People's Majlis, approval was given to the Decree for State of Emergency submitted to the People's Majlis (Parliament) by President Yameen, the Sun online reported. Read More »

Florida shooter was living with military intelligence analyst, Army vet

Two students in his classroom died, and one of the slain students, Joaquin Oliver who went by the nickname 'Guac, ' had just been transferred into his algebra class. "We deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this horrific tragedy". The caller specifically mentioned the potential for Cruz to carry out a school shooting . Read More »

Florida school shooting survivors plan march on Washington

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I grieve with the families across the country who have suffered loss due to gun violence. Several of the students have criticized the president, whose election was strongly supported by the National Rifle Association and who ran on a platform opposing gun control. Read More »

Ex-leader Patrick Brown expelled from Ontario PC caucus

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On Sunday, Brown addressed a crowd of supporters in a Mississauga hotel and explained why he'd made a decision to enter the leadership race that was sparked by his resignation less than four weeks ago over sexual misconduct allegations. "In the court of public opinion and among the many journalists I've spoken to, these allegations are now seen for what they are - fictitious and malicious", Brown wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday. Read More »

China in talks with Balochistan terrorists to protect CPEC installations, claims report

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Beijing's willingness to get involved in Pakistani politics has fuelled concerns in New Delhi, which is anxious about China's growing political influence in neighbouring countries, including Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Last year, 10 Pakistanis were killed by unidentified gunmen while the former were working near Gwadar port, a key part of the economic corridor. According to the report, more than one Pakistani official told the newspaper that the powers-that-be in Pakistan have welcomed ... Read More »

Any anti-Pak decision by FATF to harm war on terror: Ahsan

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An FATF report a year ago is believed to have also highlighted that there continue to be certain "UNSCR 1267 designated entities" (terror entities) in Pakistan that receive and disperse funds without controls being applied by the competent authorities. Read More »

Cyclone Gita makes landfall in New Zealand

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Seven districts - including Christchurch, Grey District and Buller District have declared a state of emergency as the cyclone began to make landfall overnight. Widespread flooding and power outages were expected. The TranzAlpine tourist train service was cancelled on Tuesday and for Wednesday as visitors were encouraged to leave low-lying areas. Read More »

Country outlaws male circumcision

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The Icelandic bill on circumcision will go into committee stage if it passes the first reading and will become law in following months. "Children should also have their own rights for their own beliefs when they are adults". In the United States, 98% of Jewish men are circumcised, according to the world agency. In Iceland, Gunnarsdóttir's draft law has political support in Parliament and popular backing. Read More »

Time to upgrade South Africa's credit rating

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President Cyril Ramaphosa should demonstrate his commitment to what he said on Friday night during his state of the nation address by getting rid of those ministers whose presence in the government has only ever been a source of scandal and failure‚ says Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane . Read More »

'Spin the bottle' game among newest allegations against California lawmaker

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Last week, four anonymous former Garcia staffers submitted a complaint to the Assembly through the same attorney as Kernick, describing a "toxic environment" of heavy drinking and graphic sexual discussions in her office. "Oftentimes Ms. Garcia pressured staff to join her in drinking alcoholic beverages both at the office and at local bars, including events she was hosting", the letter states. Read More »

Meet Merkel's Possible Successor: From Tiny State to National Party Leadership

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The surprise reshuffle comes after Tauber said at the weekend he was stepping down for health reasons, and with Merkel struggling to form a new government after a tricky general election last September. It is not without risk as it will cut her off from her power base in Saarland and will not give her the ministerial experience of running a department. Read More »

Rape-accused dragged out of Arunachal Pradesh police station by mob, lynched

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Arunachal Pradesh police said, "The incident took place at 12:05 pm". The girl's disappearance from Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh state, and the discovery of her badly disfigured body, sparked widespread anger. Later, the child's relatives spotted her beheaded and mutilated body in a pool of blood inside a jungle near Namgo village. According to a senior police officer of Lohit district three police personnel have been suspended for failing to prevent the mob lynching. Read More »

Venezuela Set To Launch The Petro, Its New Cryptocurrency

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Government officials hope the currency could help combat hyperinflation in the country , which the International Monetary Fund has warned could spiral to 13,000% in 2018. It is worth mentioning, that the sanctions, put past year by Washington, prohibit US banks and investors from buying just issued Venezuelan debt, in fact, keeping the country out from taking money overseas to bring in new hard currency or refund current economic burden. Read More »

Britain promises no 'Mad Max style' deregulation after Brexit

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He will tell Austrian business leaders: "I know that for one reason or another there are some people who have sought to question that these really are our intentions". "We are working towards a deal later this year and frankly my last couple of days of visits (and) everything I have seen indicates that that is well on the cards", Davis said Tuesday. Read More »

Australia, US, India, Japan mulling 'infrastructure scheme to rival China'

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Last month, China lodged a formal protest with Australia after Turnbull's minister for global development, Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, said the Belt and Road plan risked building "useless buildings" and "roads to nowhere". Representatives for Turnbull, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Trade Minister Steven Ciobo did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Read More »

Two-Man Bobsleigh Team Achieves Korea's Best Olympic Result

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Yet, he was wary of being drawn into the propaganda campaign or projecting an image of "going soft" on North Korea . Kono noted that North Korea conducted a military parade on the eve of the Olympics . That first Sunday of nearly any Olympics is a high or near-high as the marquee names take to their events (or do not, in the case of Mikaela Shiffrin ), and viewer interest is still sparked coming off the always hyped Opening Ceremony. Read More »

Wait continues for relatives of crash victims

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This means that helicopters and other non-fixed wing aircraft can not deliver rescue teams over to the crash site which is believed to be at the Zagros Mountains near Semirom City in the nearby province of Isfahan. Iran Air Crash has reportedly left all the 65 people dead in one of the most deadly air accidents in the recent time. Lifting sanctions on aviation purchases was a key clause in the nuclear deal Iran signed with world powers in 2015. Read More »

S. Korea to resume joint military drills with US

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He further said that he is "listening" for an indication from North Korea that they are ready for direct talks. North Korea is "fully ready for both dialogue and war" and prepared to respond to any USA "provocation by prompt counterstrike", state-run media said Monday as the Winter Olympics continued in South Korea . Read More »

Pa. Congressional Map Fight Likely Headed For Federal Court

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The new boundaries may weed out some contenders for the local congressional seat in the May 15 Primary . Chris Borick, a political science professor at Muhlenberg College, says the district north of Pittsburgh formerly known as the 12th, now modified into the 17th, could see the biggest change ahead of the 2018 election cycle. Read More »

Trump Jr. to deliver foreign policy speech during business trip to India

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Dozens of property investors and their families will be treated to dinner with Donald Trump junior in Delhi this week after snapping up flats in a Trump Towers luxury development in Gurugram. Apartments worth $70 million have been sold since the Gurugram towers project was launched in early January said Amit Sharma, spokesman for the Gurugram developer. Read More »

Kosovo celebrates 10 years of independence with ceremony

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The 1998-99 Kosovo war, the last of the conflicts that broke up Yugoslavia, claimed more than 13,000 lives including more than 11,000 ethnic Albanians of Kosovo. Home to 1.8 million people, Kosovo is one of the poorest parts of Europe and hugely dependent on remittances from its diaspora to drive economic growth of around four per cent. Read More »

Butler County Sheriff offers free concealed carry training for teachers

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At Cincinnati Public Schools, the region's largest district, the Board of Education and administrators haven't talked about providing any kind of training to teachers on the use of guns. An Ohio sheriff thinks he has a plan to stop future school shootings - by arming teachers and getting USA vets to patrol schools. On Facebook , a screenshot of his tweet had amassed almost three thousand shares in 4 hours. Read More »

Onodera: US F16 dumps fuel tanks into lake

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The Misawa Defense Office said no injuries or damage have yet been confirmed in the wake of the incident, according to local media reports . In a statement, the USA military confirmed that one of its F-16s had been forced to "jettison two external fuel tanks into an unpopulated area" after an engine fire broke out. Read More »