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Syrian Regime Tests UN Cease-Fire With Further Strikes on Ghouta

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The Syrian government said it is trying to liberate Eastern Ghouta from "terrorists", which is considers to be jihadist militants and mainstream rebel groups. Hamza Birqdar, Jaish al-Islam's military spokesman, said the rebels thwarted attempts by government forces and Iran-backed militias to advance. Baqeri said Iran and Syria would adhere to it. Read More »

President Barack Obama to speak at NZ-US Council event in March

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He is expected to play a round of golf with former Prime Minister Sir John Key, who is a director of Air New Zealand, and Obama will also visit Sydney where he will make a speech. "He has put a lot of effort in his post presidency into developing young leaders but also connecting with New Zealanders over the three days he will be here". Read More »

'Professional error' cited in crash of Israeli F-16

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The Israeli military says a "professional error" by a flight crew caused an air force jet to be struck and crash during an attack on a target in Syria earlier this month. A few seconds. The understanding that we need to quickly eject, as a result of the physical damage to us and also as a result of the damage to the plane that ceased to function. Read More »

From Pakistan To India, Sportspersons Mourn Sridevi's Death With Condolence Messages

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She worked very hard since her childhood. She learnt every day. I was astounded by her growth as an actor. The actor's sudden death has hit the nation hard. "She was awarded the Padma Shri by the UPA Govt in 2013". Mumbai: The air outside Sridevi's residence was heavy with grief as fans of the veteran actor queued up to catch one last glimpse of their " Chandni ". Read More »

Govt to build New India free from caste, corruption: PM

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Stating that people often take safety warnings at their face value, Modi said most mishaps we encounter in our lives - barring natural calamities - are effect of one mistake or the other. Inadequate jobs, farm distress and middle class anger over new taxes or lowering interest rates on deposits are the other issues where the Congress wants to harness the voters' anger in crucial State polls like Karnataka. Read More »

Camp Pendleton Sailor dies after helicopter blade accident

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MCAS Camp Pendleton said the sailor died Saturday morning from injuries sustained after the spinning tail rotor blade of a UH-01Y Venom Marine helicopter struck him. Matthew Mowery, commanding officer of MAG-39 said in a statement obtained by USNI News. The sailor was taken to a hospital near the base, where he remained on Friday, officials said. Read More »

Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) PT Lowered to $65.00

About 192,136 shares traded. First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) has risen 29.07% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 18.24% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:SSNC) for 745,326 shares. Voya Investment Lc has 278,444 shares. (NASDAQ:PTLA). Rhenman & Prtnrs Asset Mngmt Ab has 297,400 shares for 2.05% of their portfolio. Read More »

Critic of German migration policy set for top job

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Spahn has been a leading advocate of the Christian Democrats building a sharper conservative profile that contrasts with Merkel's centrist approach. German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday pressed European member states to do their share in helping to deal with the large influx of migrants, work together to strengthen external borders and fight the problems causing people to flee their homelands. Read More »

Cold snap could bring snow next week say Met Office

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The high pressure system will syphon freezing cold air from Siberia over the UK. This has been described as record breaking cold polar continental air. As we approach March we'll be in a deep freeze - we're not used to such deep-set cold. The last time the United Kingdom saw such a bitter cold snap was March 2013 when almost a foot of snow blanketed Sheffield. Read More »

Israel navy shoots, kills Palestinian off Gaza coast

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Israel also barred the passage of naval vessels to and from the Strip, out of concern that Hamas could import heavy weapons from its allies overseas, principally Iran. In May past year, another Palestinian fisherman was shot dead by the gunfire of the Israeli army naval forces in the sea of the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) has said that all Israeli attacks on Palestinian fishermen have taken place within the distance of six nautical miles, which it said "proves ... Read More »

California Democrats Aren't Endorsing Senior Sen. Dianne Feinstein

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Dianne Feinstein is encountering one serious roadblock on her campaign to secure another six years in the Senate: her own party isn't endorsing her run. "California Democrats are hungry for new leadership that will fight for California values from the front lines, not equivocate on the sidelines". De León recently won the endorsement of the powerful Service Employees International Union as he mounts a challenge from the left to Feinstein, who has angered some progressives with her stances ... Read More »

Rick Scott rejects Trump's pitch to arm teachers

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Scott is calling for an increase in the minimum age to buy rifles in Florida. The alleged gunman, Nikolas Cruz , reportedly used an AR-15 that he purchased legally. "Students, parents and teachers across our state are demanding action - but instead of listening to them, it's clear the governor is once again choosing to listen only to the NRA". Read More »

Leicester major incident: Emergency crews tackle blaze after report of 'explosion'

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A spokeswoman said six fire engines had been requested and that the incident is now being treated as a search and rescue operation. The fire and rescue service spokeswoman said: "This is a search and rescue at the moment". Video footage from the scene showed a building that appeared engulfed in flames and a number of police cars and ambulances stationed nearby. A witness at the scene told CBS News she heard a "bang" and thought it was a vehicle accident. Read More »

Huge natural disaster strikes off Papua New Guinea

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The quake, 14 km from Komo, struck around 11.14 p.m., the United States Geological Survey reported. It wasn't immediately clear if there was damage. The impact should be relatively localised, USGS said. Papua New Guinea sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area known for seismic upheavals and volcanic eruptions. Read More »

US beats Sweden to win men's curling gold

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With King Carl XVI Gustaf in the stands for the second day in a row, the Swedes erased some of the sting from the men's final, when their top-seeded team was upset by the Americans. By comparison the the Swedes had been geared for gold after losing just two in ten matches in the run up the result. "Today Sweden showed a really flawless game and great shots enough to go to the top place". Read More »

'Major incident' declared after reports of 'explosion'

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A spokeswoman for Leicestershire Police said all the emergency services were in attendance, including six fire engines. 'All emergency services are now dealing with this. My whole house shook though - it was a huge blast whatever caused it'. "It rattled doors and windows here", one resident of that Leicester street told the Daily Mirror . Read More »

More heavy rain sends Ohio River to highest point since '97

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Another weather system is expected to bring rain during the middle of the week. Saturday afternoon the river reached 57 feet (17.4 meters), well above the 52-foot (15.9-meter) flood stage. "There's potential that we could see, especially between midnight and 3 a.m., is when they're projecting the heaviest rain, anywhere in the county". At the Hannibal Locks and Dam, located on the river in southern Monroe County, the river was predicted to crest at 35 feet, which is flood stage at that location. Read More »

'Donald Trump not satisfied with progress in Pakistan', says White House

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Turning to this year's elections, Trump told conservative activists at CPAC that Republicans must not be complacent in the fall midterms, warning of bad consequences if Democrats take control of Congress. MSNBC's Hallie Jackson also grilled Shah on Trump's remarks and proposals on gun reform, specifically on how Trump plans to pay for school bonuses for arming teachers and raising the age limit to buy AR-15s to 21. Read More »

India women's team beat South Africa, Win Series 3-1

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Whatever knuckle ball I have bowled, I wanted batsmen to go after that. "Shikha and PY (Poonam Yadav) really bowled well", the skipper said. When you play against new players, you don't know what their strengths are, especially Christiaan Jonker , we didn't know what he does. Read More »

Carlisle Companies (NYSE:CSL) Given Buy Rating at SunTrust Banks

Mivtachim The Workers Social Insurance Fund Ltd who had been investing in Mylan N V Shs Euro for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $22.24B market cap company. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by Oppenheimer. Credit Suisse has "Outperform" rating and $262 target. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 679,586 shares stake. Read More »

Islamabad United face early blows while chasing 177 against Peshawar Zalmi

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Junaid scalped the wickets of Yasir Shah, Cameron Delport and Raza Hasan in the 17th over as Lahore collapsed like a pack of cards losing seven wickets for four runs after threatening at one stage to overhaul Multan's total of 179. The Peshawar Zalmi vs Multan Sultans will be telecast live in India on DSport. To keep the PSL spirit pumped, Foodpanda Super League's event page will be posting memorable moments from this year's cricket season. Read More »

Donald Trump's Daughter Ivanka Attends 2018 Olympics Closing Ceremony

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Despite what officials from both countries said, a couple of hints have emerged that possibly point toward secret talks. Each nation's delegation have added a last-minute name - and both of the individuals have been key in U.S. On the surface, however, the two sides are talking tough. From Russia's doping ban and reported retaliatory hacking of the Opening Ceremony to the political gamesmanship among host South Korea, North Korea and the United States, much of the story of these Games ... Read More »

NRA backlash: These are the companies cutting ties

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The mass killing focused renewed attention on the NRA , which is credited with blocking gun control measures for years through millions of dollars in campaign contributions and pressure from its large membership base. "All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members", said a tweet on the Enterprise Rent-A-Car account. And HotelPlanner, a company which offers savings on airfare and hotel reservations, said it intends to honour its contract with the NRA. Read More »

N.Korean high-level delegation arrives in S.Korea

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Ivanka Trump , who is also senior adviser to the White House, was in South Korea leading a USA delegation to the closing ceremony. "The North Korean delegation too agreed that North Korea-U.S. Analysts say the North's overtures to the South are meant to loosen sanctions imposed over its banned nuclear and missile programmes, and to weaken the alliance between Seoul and Washington. Read More »

Tornado watch issued as severe weather threatens

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Authorities say Combs' husband was outside the house when the unconfirmed tornado hit and he sustained minor injuries. Of the two homes, situated about 100 yards apart, the one on the Logan County side was destroyed. Parts of Kentucky and Tennessee were under a tornado watch until early Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service says record flooding was occurring along the Kankakee following several days of heavy rains and snowmelt that have sent ... Read More »

Glenview Trust Co Reduces Stake in Perrigo Company plc (NYSE:PRGO)

About 429,845 shares traded. The Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE:TD) has risen 8.67% since February 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 39.70% the S&P500. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 45% are positive. Read More »

Anheuser Busch Inbev (BUD) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Vaughan David Investments Inc increased its stake in Rli Corp (RLI) by 96.67% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. About 1.95 million shares traded. It also increased its holding in Gamestop Corp (NYSE:GME) by 60,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 80,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Clipper Realty Inc. Read More »

PSL 2018: Two matches to be played today

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At the opening match , Shoaib Malik's Sultans beat Sammy's Zalmi by seven wickets. It was now left to the two former captains of their respective countries - Sri Lanka's Sangakkara and Pakistan's Shoaib Malik - to take the match head-on. Read More »

Trump calls for more guns in schools

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Asked for his reaction Israel said , "Devastated". "He trained his whole life but when it came time to do something he didn't have the courage", he said . Trump has indicated he is weighing calls for a toughening of gun regulations in the wake of the Parkland shooting , unleashed by a 19-year-old former student armed with a semi-automatic rifle, but has also responded with a deeply controversial call to arm teachers. Read More »

Controversial Polish Holocaust law frozen at current stage

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Poland's Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro, who also serves as its chief prosecutor, defended the law , saying that only a handful of Poles cooperated with the Nazis. The bill would also set fines or a maximum three-year jail term for anyone who refers to Nazi German death camps as Polish. In its official response, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said that "Israel opposes the law and asks the Polish government to change it before it proceeds in the legislative process". Read More »