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N.Korea denies chemical weapons link

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The US State Department says the North may be working with Syria to help fund Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. The AP said there was no "justification" given for the finding but added it came nearly a year after Kim Jong-nam died in Malaysia in what is suspected to be a VX nerve agent attack. Read More »

Nine held after gang attack Dublin Lidl with digger during Storm Emma

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Gardaí were responding to reports of looting at the Fortunestown Lane Lidl store at around 5pm. The supermarket meanwhile has confirmed no members of staff were injured during the incident. Arrests have been made after a gang of youths allegedly raided a Lidl supermarket before smashing it up with a digger . A source told the Irish Mirror: 'A large, violent gang of well known criminals targeted the Lidl earlier in the day and then stole the JCB excavator that was being used to clear ice. Read More »

Two Greek soldiers who 'accidentally' crossed into Turkey arrested: Media reports

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The soldiers , a lieutenant and a sergeant, are said to have lost their way at the border until they came across local Turkish patrol units, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media. The statement noted that the two Greeks , an officer and a soldier , were forwarded to the Turkish city of Edirne for questioning. The troops are patrolling the area around the Meriç (Evros) river that separates the two countries, Fanios said. Read More »

Trump meets with NRA, backs away from comprehensive gun bill

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President Trump followed up on the meeting Thursday morning with a tweet . He tweeted in response to a post by top NRA lobbyist Chris Cox , who summarized the meeting by saying that "we want safe schools, mental health reform and to keep guns away from risky people" and "support due process and don't want gun control". Read More »

Why Putin's nuclear weapons claims are unlikely to spark an arms race

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Putin's address comes ahead of the country's March 18 presidential election , and experts said that it was probably aimed more at a domestic audience than meant to be an worldwide provocation. "Our nuclear doctrine determines no other reasons for the use of nuclear weapons", Peskov stressed. Russian nuclear missiles already have the ability to annihilate the United States, and USA defence strategy is based mainly on the deterrent threat of massive nuclear retaliation, not on an ... Read More »

Britain's May sets out stance for new trade ties with EU

In the areas of workers' right and the environment, there would be no race to the bottom, she said. "She read out a long list of problems but failed to provide solutions, particularly on the urgent question of preventing a hard border in Northern Ireland". Read More »

Missing Snowboarder Found Dead at Squaw Valley

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Five people were caught in the avalanche. A snowboarder at Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows resort was found dead Friday after disappearing in a blizzard the day prior, authorities said. The other three were not injured. In total, over 100 professional ski patrollers, emergency responders, and multiple avalanche rescue dogs responded to the incident. Read More »

Manila says in talks with China state firm on joint sea exploration

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Western countries and rights groups cite the killing by police of more than 4,000 Filipinos since Duterte took office in June 2016, as well as hundreds more killings of drug users by unknown gunmen, the Guardian said. Rodrigo Roa Duterte until he steps down as he has repeatedly promised. "Province of Philippines, Republic of China", Duterte added before an applauding crowd. Read More »

United States makes staff reduction at Havana embassy permanent

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It said the embassy would now operate as an unaccompanied post, meaning diplomats would not be permitted to move there with family members. The State Department considers the incidents, which took place between November 2016 and August 2017, as "health attacks" against US personnel. Read More »

Iowa holds off Illinois in Big Ten Tournament opener

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So while MI played Thursday, beating Iowa 77-71 in overtime, Nebraska will be taking the Madison Square Garden court for the first time . The 12th-seeded Hawkeyes (14-18) got solid work inside from Tyler Cook (19 points, five rebounds) and Garza (20 and eight) to go with the accurate shooting of Bohannon. Read More »

Egyptian army in Sinai Peninsula doubles in a year, with Israel's blessing

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Moreover, the army's ground forces were able to destroy two bombed vehicles used to target forces while executing sweeping operations. Head of the Egyptian armed forces Major General Mohammed el-Shahat revealed In a rare speech that now there are 88 battalions stationed in Sinai to fight ISIS militants stationed there, Israel's Channel 11 reported on Wednesday. Read More »

Nor'easter slams East Coast with heavy rain, snow

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Forecasters said this Nor'easter could become a so-called " bomb cyclone ". "It continues to strengthen". Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker activated 200 National Guard members to help with the storm . The Coast Guard advised "vigilance and extreme caution" for mariners and offshore winds near the MA coast were forecast up to 75 knots Friday night, with seas "building to 29 to 44 feet". Read More »

Toys R Us launches stock sale ahead of store closures

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Its pension fund is set to be taken over by the PPF. Its UK business needs £15m urgently to settle a tax bill and is unlikely to be able to meet its obligations without a sale. There is a £30m deficit in its pension scheme. Insurers cut credit cover previous year because of Maplin's falling profits. Maplin will now work with administrators PwC , who said it would "explore all opportunities to find a new owner". Read More »

Amtrak suspends rail service along northeast corridor

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Amtrak Keystone Service (New York-Philadelphia-Harrisburg) is also canceled for the balance of the day. Keystone Service trains now enroute between NYP and HAR will continue to their final destination. Amtrak also announced that one track on the Washington-Maryland corridor was out service for repairs due to weather damage. In New Jersey, a downed tree that hit overhead wires has suspended some New Jersey Transit service. Read More »

Costco Wholesale (COST) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

BMO Capital Markets set a $223.00 target price on Costco Wholesale and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. The company was maintained on Friday, July 21 by Peel Hunt. Finally, Oppenheimer reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Costco Wholesale in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. Read More »

Dr. Seuss delights students

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Seuss , poses with characters - The Cat in the Hat and Thing One and Thing Two - from his books after he was honored posthumously with the 2,249th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, March 11, 2004. It does not matter what age you are, you are never too old to celebrate Read Across America Day! "They were so happy", Bullard said. "All of our Dr. Read More »

City offers tips for Friday's high winds

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A high wind warning has been declared by the National Weather Service and is in effect from midnight tonight to midnight Friday night in the Charlottesville area. Follow Meteorologist Adrienne Green on Twitter and Facebook ! In fact, there are wind restrictions for the Bay Bridge, Key Bridge & Nice Bridge. Read More »

Wilbur Ross: Tariffs Are 'No Big Deal'

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Using Ross's math, the increase would be $175. "In a can of Campbell's Soup, there are about 2.6 pennies' worth of steel", Ross argued, holding up a can of soup on CNBC . Meanwhile, on Friday morning, Trump defended his proposal with a tweet storm indicating he doesn't understand how tariffs will negatively impact people. Read More »

Great Britain win gold in men's team pursuit

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The Americans dominated the women's team pursuit, and never trailed in the final against Britain. Ed Clancy, Charlie Tanfield , Ethan Hayter and Kian Emadi beat Denmark in the final. Britain's team of Katie Archibald, Elinor Barker, Laura Kenny and Emily Nelson were unable to maintain the lead, with the latter eventually dropping off the back as the teams headed into the closing stages of the four kilometre event. Read More »

ACC shelves plans to merge with Ambuja Cement

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Almost a year after ACC and Ambuja Cements set up a committee of directors to explore a merger, ACC informed exchanges that they are now not pursuing merger with Ambuja Cements . The two companies will however work to "maximise synergies" through an arrangement for the mutual purchase and sale of materials and services. Ahead of the announcement, shares of both the companies had ended with gains of one per cent. Read More »

College Dropout Is Refusing To Move Out Of Her Dorm Room

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And Palmer failed to pay her residence hall fees even when she did attend the university, the suit said . Two years later, the DE native who now works at an architecture firm has racked up $94,000 in living expenses for refusing to vacate Hunter College's premises, despite receiving numerous notices from the school informing her of the eviction, according to a lawsuit filed by the school. Read More »

See the Final Vans Warped Tour Lineup

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The lineup was announced Thursday afternoon, following Warped founder Kevin Lyman's proclamation in November that 2018 would be the final year for the tour. General admission tickets go on sale here on March 8. Other past tours have included Katy Perry , Blink-182, No Doubt , Black Eyed Peas, Paramore , Green Day and Good Charlotte. Read More »

Academy Award Winners Talk About Sex in the First "Book Club" Trailer

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Johnson, by the by, happens to be the father of Dakota Johnson the star of the actual Fifty Shades movies. Bill Holderman helms the film, making his feature debut, directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Erin Simms. Carol's ( Mary Steenburgen ) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. In the first trailer for Book Club , an excited Vivian (Fonda) presents her older, suburban friends with copies of the first Fifty Shades book during their regular book club meeting. Read More »

Storm Emma puts paid to holidaymakers' plans at Bristol Airport

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Shannon handled 20 flight diversions alone from Dublin and Cork Airports starting from 04.20 on Wednesday morning until midnight. Disruption is continuing though, with around 32 cancelled departures so far. Gatwick and Stansted Airports are both reporting flight cancellations and delays today, and are advising customers to contact their airlines. Among those who had their flight cancelled for a second day were newlyweds Chris and Vicky Robinson from Stranraer. Read More »

Double registration: Yahaya Bello will be prosecuted in due time - INEC

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted him as saying that the certainty in election calendar was necessary to match Nigeria's democratic system with global best practices. "Out of seventeen political parties that have no offices in the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) as required under section 222 (F) of the Constitution, six parties have provided tenancy agreement with landlords while eleven are yet to do so; and "Out of twenty-four political parties that failed to submit election expenses ... Read More »

P rival factions reach consensus on Senate candidates

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Sattar expressed the hope that MQM-P will win all five seats. He requested ECP to dismiss the petition of Bahadurabad group. Sattar said that the outcome of senate elections should not be influenced by money. MQMP was divided in two groups last month over an ugly disagreement concerning issuance of tickets to candidates for Senate elections however, according to a development that has surfaced today, the factions have struck consensus over as many as five names. Read More »

SSC aspirants reiterate demand for CBI probe over alleged paper leak

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The performance on SSC exams remained a subject of discussion on social media. This issue is related to their future. Several Institution students, including DU, JNU, Jamia, were also included in this protest . "They were advised to provide concrete evidence in support of their allegations by 10.30 am on March 1, 2018". "They were educated that on receipt of such confirmations, the Commission would, in an interview with the DoP&T, allude the issue to be enquired into by a free Investigating ... Read More »

The Axon Enterprise (AAXN) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub

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Analysts are expecting average earnings estimates of $0.02 for the current quarter based on the opinion of 4 analysts, relating to high earnings per share estimates of $0.09 and low estimates of $-0.03, however Axon Inc (NASDAQ: AAXN ) reported $0.09 earnings per share for the same quarter previous year. Read More »

Mortgage applications rise 2.7%

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The average 15-year rate is 3.9 percent nationwide, Freddie Mac said. Attributing the rate climb to the Treasury-yields that have also seen a steady climb, Len Keifer, Deputy Chief Economist at Freddie Mac said, "Optimistic testimony on Capitol Hill from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sent Treasury yields higher as Powell stated his outlook for the economy has strengthened since December". Read More »

Rare video of Tiger vs Sloth Bear goes viral

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Tadoba National Park in Maharashtra's Chandrapur district experiences high temperatures during summer months. Akshay Kumar, Chief Naturalist, Bamboo Forest Safari Lodge, Tadoba, has shot the video, when he was taking a guest to the Tourism Zone of Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve. Read More »

Al-Shabaab captures town, overruns military base in Somalia

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Al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings in Mogadishu and elsewhere across Somalia as part of their war to defeat the western-backed federal government. Heads of state and ministers from the main troop-contributing countries - including Kenya, Uganda , Burundi, Djibouti and Ethiopia - met in Kampala on Friday and said the timeframe for the drawdown was "not realistic and would lead to a reversal of the gains made by AMISOM". Read More »

World stocks slump as Trump's tariff vow sparks trade fears

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More of China's steel may find its way into developing countries such as the Philippines and Vietnam, but it could face competition from Russia, Ukraine and Turkey, industry officials and traders said. But trade hawks like Peter Navarro - a presidential aide who, after weeks on the sidelines, was by the president's side as he made his remarks - appeared to have won the day. Read More »

Gauri Lankesh murder: Hindu Yuva Sene man taken into custody

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National award winning actor Prakash Raj had also questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on those who were "celebrating" the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh and said he felt like returning his awards. Lankesh, 55, a popular journalist known for her opposition to Right-wing ideology, was shot three times by some unknown assailants outside her residence on Sept 5 previous year. Read More »