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U.S. says DPRK cancels meeting with Pence at Winter Olympics

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It said the Liberal Korea Party (LKP) of South Korea blamed the government of President Moon Jae-in for cooperating with the DPRK on the PyeongChang Winter Olympics and taking measures to ease tensions on the peninsula. No, they won the gold. As the top qualifier heading into the men's snowboarding halfpipe competition, he was already the favorite to win. Gerard wasn't the only American to get things done in the snowboarding department though. Read More »

I did not see the interview: Uddhav Thackeray

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He also took an indirect barb at Prime Minister Narendra Modi , saying that irrespective of differences in political ideologies, "elders must be accorded respect always" and said that the recent attack on India's first PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru "was not proper". Read More »

IAF flying officer Avani creates history, flies fighter jet

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Turkey, which became the first country to have a woman fighter pilot in 1936, and the only country to have never had a restriction on women joining the air force. Avani had been commissioned into the fighter stream of the IAF after her basic training in June 2016 but still has more than a year before she can be deployed for live combat missions with the 23 "Panthers" Squadron. Read More »

Set up Constitution Bench to resolve conflict in land acquisition verdicts,…

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The three-judge bench had yesterday observed that if "judicial discipline" and propriety were not maintained, the institution will "go forever" while referring to the February 8 verdict passed by another three-judge bench which had held that compensation not availed within a stipulated five year period would not be a ground for cancellation of land acquisition. Read More »

Ivanka Trump is headed to 2018 Winter Olympics

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Kim's visit, the latest in a series of diplomatic efforts to fix relations between Pyongyang and Seoul, was met by strong protests from opposition parties in South Korea . Kim is also blacklisted by both the US and South Korea. James Risch, a Republican from Idaho, General Vincent K. Brooks, Marc Knapper, the official now in charge of the USA embassy in Seoul, and Shauna Rohbock, a soldier in the National Guard, who's an Olympic bobsled coach. Read More »

MFM beat Real Bamako to keep CAF Champions League campaign alive

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Nigerian champions, Plateau United and Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) football clubs have qualified for the second round of the CAF Champions League. Auneto Chijoke scored MFM victor today five minutes from time after they struggled to put away several other chances for most of this contest watched by a fair crowd. Read More »

Wanaka teen wins bronze at Winter Games

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Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, 16, said she couldn't believe she was standing next to some of her idols on the podium. She delivered. After a disappointing 13th-place finish in slopestyle, she had a week to regroup for big air. Unlike big air, which takes the best two of a finalist's three runs, ski halfpipe takes the best single run out of the three that finalists lay down. Read More »

Black Panther shows Hollywood that black movies travel well

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Black Panther , which opened in Malaysia on February 15, is being lauded a "game-changer" by Hollywood critics who are celebrating the Marvel classic for its highly-diverse cast. Across the vast Multiverse lies an empire founded in T'Challa's name. Black Panther , however, was unique behind the screen for its inclusion of women and persons of colour in leadership roles. Read More »

Duterte: Labor ban to Kuwait stays, may be expanded

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A Philippine labor delegation left for Kuwait on Thursday to seek better protection for Filipino workers that may prompt the Duterte administration to lift its ban, officials said. Another domestic worker named Michelle Obedencio, 34, said she too had suffered abuse from her employers, but even so, she would return to Kuwait if there were no job available for her in the Philippines. Read More »

Net migration from Europe falls below 100000 for first time since 2013

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The "Brexodus" is gathering pace with the number of European Union workers coming to Britain falling to its lowest level for nearly five years, new figures have indicated. However, the total is still far short of Theresa May's long-standing pledge to reduce the figure below 100,000. This means an immigration system that attracts and retains people who come to work and bring significant benefits to the United Kingdom but does not offer an open door to those who don't, she said. Read More »

Leaked paper says Britain may want longer Brexit transition

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May's spokesman said the statement did not mean Britain wanted to extend what May calls an "implementation phase", but rather that the government wanted to question the EU's position that the end of the transition should coincide with the end of the bloc's current seven-year budget period. Read More »

Amnesty says Rohingya crisis consequence of society "encouraged to hate"

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Last week, the United States urged the UN Security Council to hold Myanmar's military accountable for what it said was the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims. Amnesty International is ripping President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE, accusing him of creating a year of "hate-filled rhetoric" through ... Read More »

Russian Federation officially bars opposition leader from staging rallies

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He has been barred from running in the 18 March election over what his supporters say is a trumped-up suspended prison sentence but has called for a nationwide boycott aimed at undermining Putin's legitimacy. "Good thing they didn't run in and pull me out from under the drill", he said. "I don't understand what happened, and why it took seven people to detain me", he said. Read More »

Pence KSC visit continues with meeting focused on commercial space

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That's welcome news to the billionaires like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson, who all founded private space travel companies and are racing to launch the untapped commercial industry. It requires completing the process again, from start to finish. "The government's figured out how to honor drivers' licenses across state lines", Pence said. Read More »

DG ISPR excited for PSL, Karachi final

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The captains of all six teams expressed their wish to lay their hands on the glittering trophy on March 25 in Karachi . His legacy is already entrenched, but he would be happy with another trip back to Pakistan next month. Few people are as well-credentialed as to cope with the sort of challenges that beset Islamabad United previous year as Misbah, their captain. They are all coming for my title. Read More »

S.Africa hikes sales tax in 'tough' post-Zuma budget

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SOUTH African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, would ensure families of 44 miners who died during clashes with police during the Mariakana platinum protests of 2012 would be compensated, said BusinessLive citing comments made by Ramaphosa . The government will have to raise at least 30 billion rand ($2.6 billion) from taxes to finance, among other things, free university education for students from low income families - a policy abruptly announced by Zuma on the eve of his departure from the ANC ... Read More »

Greyhound allowed to reduce Okanagan service

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The Passenger Transportation Board of B.C. has ruled in favour of Greyhound's application to halt passenger bus service in Northeast B.C.as of June 1st. Freight delivery will continue, the company said, adding it's entering into partnership agreements to continue that service. The board, however, noted that any decision on the creation of such a fund is outside of its jurisdiction. Read More »

Hokies send No. 15 Clemson to third-straight loss

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Clemson vs Virginia Tech live stream is on ACCNE stream. Junior guard Marcquise Reed did his part to keep Clemson (20-7, 9-6) team reeling from injuries in it to the end, giving the Tigers their largest lead of the game with 13:35 left after back-to-back 3-pointers and finishing with a career-high 28, knocking down eight 3-pointers in all and adding 10 rebounds for the double-double. Read More »

Trump meets shooting survivors, suggests arming teachers

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Attendants teared up as they called on Trump and Congress to do something about the scourge of gun violence . "I was actually in the second classroom that was shot at", said Jonathan Blank, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida . Read More »

Winter Olympics Medal Standings - February 21

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The Canadians held a 6-5 edge in Olympic play. "You couldn't restart a game just because you have made a mistake that you regret so much, neither could you get a win just because you want it". Finland had a 5-4 edge in shots in a first period lacking panache. Canada stepped it up noticeably in the middle 20 minutes. Scrivens briefly remained in the game, but came out at the next stoppage. Read More »

Trump 'supportive' of improved gun background checks

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On Sunday, student survivors of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School reacted angrily after Trump , without providing evidence, said the Federal Bureau of Investigation may have been too distracted with a Russian Federation probe to follow leads that could have prevented the massacre. Read More »

Trump blames Sessions for not probing Obama over election meddling

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In a tweet today , Trump defended his response to the Kremlin's attack on the United States electoral system by saying, "I have been much tougher on Russian Federation than Obama, just look at the facts ". Sanders said the media often misreported the president's sentiments on Russian hacking in the 2016 election. "National security adviser H.R. McMaster also said this month - in response to the Mueller indictment - that Russia's election meddling is "'now really incontrovertible". Read More »

Six Nations digest: Jonny Sexton helps to lift Dan Biggar

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Although the returning trio will hand Wales a boost ahead of the hard trip to the Aviva Stadium, they remain without No 8 Taulupe Faletau , who has been sent back to Bath for the weekend in order to get some game time under his belt with a view to returning for the final two rounds against Italy and France. Read More »

Number of hate groups declines in Ohio

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And it counted a total of 954 active "hate groups" in 2017, an increase of 4 percent over the previous year. Anti-Muslim groups increased by 13 percent while anti-immigrant groups jumped by 57 percent. In August, Trump came under fire for saying "both sides" were to blame for violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia where Heather Heyer was killed after a white supremacist plowed his auto into a coward of counter-protesters. Read More »

Lalu's son Tej Pratap Yadav alleges Nitish released ghosts in his bungalow

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On the other hand, the ruling JD (U) offered its own retort to Tej Pratap's allegation, saying there was no need to unleash ghosts on "pisachas" (flesh-eating demons), reported Financial Express . Interestingly, Tej Pratap is not the only politician who is known to be superstitious. The state building construction department (BCD) had sent notices to former RJD and Congress ministers in August previous year, asking them to vacate their official bungalows. Read More »

HC asks cops to probe into charges against Mehul Choksi

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The FIR, lodged in Amar Colony police station in south Delhi, alleged that Khuraniya and his colleague Deepak Bansal had set up RM Green Solutions and got into an agreement with Gitanjali Gems and Choksi who had assured them of stocks worth Rs three crore in the form of diamond jewellery and other gifts on a security deposit of Rs 1.5 crore. Read More »

Billy Graham ministries offer support in Parkland

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Mark DeMoss, a spokesman for the public relations firm handling the arrangements for Graham, says the body will be taken Saturday from Asheville to Charlotte, North Carolina. Over the next decade, his massive crusades in England and NY catapulted him to worldwide celebrity. He was much less robust in his support for civil rights, a position he later regretted. Read More »

Barnaby Joyce 'needs to step down', Nationals MP Andrew Broad says

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He's been under scrutiny over the propriety of his new partner's promotions and their living arrangements. The Victorian backbencher says his branch wants Mr Joyce to go and he will take that to Monday's party room meeting. Earlier on Thursday, Broad shared a quote on Twitter from the late American evangelical Christian minister Billy Graham suggesting that Joyce could no longer serve as leader now that his character had been lost. Read More »