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Lionel Messi Scores 600th Career Goal With Stunning Free-Kick v Atletico Madrid

The unbeaten Blaugrana had drawn three of their previous five league fixtures, but have restored a comfortable cushion to Atletico and are 15 points clear of Real Madrid . Thomas Partey fouled Messi 25 yards out with 25 minutes on the clock. Atletico , knowing defeat would all but end their title hopes, came out on the attack in the second half. Read More »

Ryan Meili the new leader for Saskatchewan's NDP

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Saskatchewan's NDP has chosen Ryan Meili to be its new leader, who the party hopes will enable it to topple a weakened government that's held power for more than a decade. "It's critical of course that we listen and engage our entire province and those that aren't members as well and those that haven't voted for us in the past". Read More »

Kano underage voting: It is too early to judge -INEC team

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But Nahuce said there is no evidence that the pictures were from the Kano exercise, attributing some of them to Kenya. "We have discussed with you media men, but none of you said he saw any underage voter in the line on election day". If they doubt the veracity of INEC, they should push INEC to give them more evidence. NAIJ.com previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP ) on Tuesday, February 20, called for the resignation of the chairman of INEC , Yakubu Mahmood. Read More »

Rex Tillerson to make first trip to Africa as top USA diplomat

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As one-note and antediluvian as Trump's Africa policy vision is, even it will need a well-functioning State Department and high-level policy momentum to gain traction. The Tillerson program also includes meetings with senior African Union officials to assess cooperation strategies and achieve mutual understanding after the White House and regional bloc ties became tense after President Donald Trump's questioned comments towards the African nations. Read More »

No contact with Mueller's team over Jared Kushner

Last week, Jared Kushner's top-secret security clearance was downgraded after White House chief of staff John Kelly imposed new rules about clearances. The goal of the alleged meetings for Kushner Companies was to secure funding for 666 Fifth Avenue, the company's flagship property that is estimated to be nearly $1.5bn in debt. Read More »

Storm Emma calms down but caution still urged

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Met Eireann is forecasting outbreaks of rain as well on Sunday, heavy at times with further melting of snow, and an ongoing risk of flooding as a result. Expressway services from outside Eastern Region are unable to operate past Dublin Airport/into Dublin. A red alert is a rare event, according to the forecaster. Read More »

Narendra Modi Terms Amarinder Singh as "free soldier"; Capt. says its' Jumlebaazi

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Asserting that the Congress needed no certificate from the BJP about watching the interests of Punjab, the PCC president challenged him that if he was really such a well wisher of Punjab, he should reimburse Rs 31,000 crores that was siphoned off by the previous state government in which his party (BJP) was an alliance partner, which was blindly overlooked by the centre. Read More »

Kushner's White House security clearance now downgraded

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Even though Trump wanted them to leave, he kept telling them that they should continue to be part of the presidential administration. A Washington Post report suggests another area in which Kushner is already compromised: Officials in at least four countries - including the United Arab Emirates, China , Israel and Mexico - privately discussed how to manipulate Kushner via his business contacts, heavily leveraged real-estate assets and foreign policy inexperience. Read More »

Petition calls on Trump, Congress to create national holiday honoring Billy Graham

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Don't you believe a word of it. I will just have changed my address. He gave a moving rendition of "Just As I Am". Graham's counsel was sought by presidents, and his appeal in both the secular and religious arenas is evidenced by the wide range of groups that have honored him, including numerous honorary doctorates from many institutions in the US and overseas. Read More »

Traders Buy Large Volume of Call Options on PVH (PVH)

The company's stock had a trading volume of 943,499 shares, compared to its average volume of 767,745. PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) has risen 16.19% since March 3, 2017 and is uptrending. Media headlines about PVH (NYSE:PVH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $2.60 earnings per share. Read More »

UFC 222: What's at stake on pay-per-view this weekend?

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Brian Ortega became the first man in MMA history to finish Frankie Edgar , and he did it in spectacular fashion. This is nice to see. If McGregor had come out and piled on the former champ, you have to wonder what the fan's reaction would have been like. Read More »

Hindu Dalit woman elected to Pakistan Senate

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She intends to work to empower women and ensure that weaker sections of Pakistani society are accorded greater respect. Krishna Kumari, a member of the Pakistan People's Party, hails from the so-called untouchables, the lowest rung of the caste system that still prevails in Pakistan and neighbouring India . Read More »

Teachers say they'll stay out on strike

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A statement posted on Facebook by the WVEA said "Senate breaks agreement - no school on Monday". Approximately, 277,000 students are entering their eighth day of no school, as are 35,000 employees, according to the Associated Press . As it stands, the Senate has tabled a bill that would grant teachers a 5% raise, and has therefore not voted on it yet. West Virginia Education Association President Dale Lee said the vote broke the agreement promised by the governor and passed by the House. Read More »

Met Eireann weather forecast for the coming week

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A Status Orange snow-ice warning remains in place for Munster, Leinster, Cavan and Monaghan until midday. It's understood that the decision was made after much lying snow and ice makes many roads and paths treacherous and even impassable in places. Read More »

Killer storm clears northeast United States, leaving floods and outages

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The nor'easter has also prompted the cancellation of more than 3,300 flights, snarled ground traffic and knocked out power to 900,000 customers with more than 400,000 of them in MA, reports CNN . Some parts of NY racked up as much as two feet of snow. Barnstable, Massachusetts, saw the highest wind gust on Friday at 93 mph, while Boston saw a 70 mph gust and New York City's John F. Read More »

Germany: Social Democrats approve coalition deal

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In the end, nearly two-thirds of the valid votes cast by the party's 464,000 members favored a coalition deal with Merkel's Christian Democrats and their Bavarian sister party. If the nearly half a million members of its members vote "no" for a coalition agreement, it would mean more uncertainty in the country five months after elections. Read More »

Saudi crown prince lands in Egypt on first public trip

The visit also comes three weeks ahead of an election where general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi seeks a second term and as Egyptian forces fight to crush Islamic State militants in the Sinai Peninsula. The crown prince is scheduled to visit Britain and the United States later in March. Since he became crown prince a year ago, Bin Salman has launched a massive anti-corruption campaign. Read More »

Texas' Bamba (toe) out vs. West Virginia

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Four different Longhorns scored in double figures, with Coleman and Kerwin Roach leading the way at 22 points apiece. Texas (18-13, 8-10 Big 12) has struggled to gain traction or play with consistency in Smart's third season. Konate leads in rebounds with 7.9 while Carter tops in assists with 6.5 per game. Texas stayed in the game with Roach's 13 first-half points, by outshooting the Mountaineers 60.9 percent to 48.6 percent and canning seven of its 12 3-point shots over the first 20 ... Read More »

Bahrain arrests 116 'terrorists' with links to Iran

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He affirmed that the security agencies will continue the procedures to apprehend outlaws, dismantle terrorist cells, address the Interpol to expedite the arrest of runaway terrorist groups leaders who were in charge of recruitment, harbouring and training terrorist elements supplying them with funds, weapons and equipment in their devilish plots to target innocents and commit acts of killing, sabotage and destruction. Read More »

Iran's defense program none of France's concern: Velayati

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In an early March report, Reuters reported that European powers and Iran have started talks over Tehran's role in the Middle East and will meet again this month in Italy as part of efforts to prove to US President Donald Trump that they are meeting his concerns over the 2015 nuclear deal. Read More »

Italy to vote in general elections after divisive campaign

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Europe's 751 MEPs would then vote for Mr Tajani's successor in an open ballot, "which would likely take place after he had formed a government in Italy sometime between April and June". Berlusconi isn't just being challenged by the public however, as his plans face opposition from his ambitious coalition partner, League leader Matteo Salvini, whose anti-immigration and euro-sceptic rhetoric has fired up the campaign. Read More »

Terrorist killed after attack on joint motor vehicle patrolling party in J&K

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Giving details army spokesman said "a joint Mobile Vehicle Check Post near Pohan ( Shopian ) was sacked upon by terrorists at 2000 hrs from a vehicle". A firing incident took place near an Army camp in the Pahnoo area of Shopian this evening, a police official said. Meanwhile, security forces have intensified searches in the area to nab the terrorists who fled the scene. Read More »

UP bypolls: BSP to extend its support to SP

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Gorakhpur and Phulpur, the two Lok Sabha seats, were vacated previous year when Yogi Adityanath and Keshav Prasad Maurya took oath as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively of the state. It is yet to be seen, however, if the candidates' list will be revised after the announcement of a pre-poll alliance between SP and BSP. Phulpur was once the bastion of the Congress and represented by India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Read More »

Athletics legend Roger Bannister has died aged 88 - British media

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The famous photograph of the young Sir Roger Bannister crossing the finish line to secure his record is a million miles away from the conditions in which modern records are set. His rivalry with Australian John Landy was legendary, with Landy being one of his main competitors at the time as they tried to break the four-minute mile. Read More »

Mysuru: Rogue elephant tramples Nagarahole Tiger Reserve director to death

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Manikantan, who was accompanied by a few staff, was walking to take Global Positioning System reading when a lone tusker attacked the group from behind. But it was just a matter of few seconds, said RFO Muthuraj. He said on seeing the elephant advancing, the staff alerted Manikandan, who was not in uniform, but was wearing a light-coloured shirt. Read More »

Yogi Adityanath claims to win elections in Karnataka, Kerala, and other states

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It's to tap this following that Adityanath had strategically launched his poll campaign in Tripura with a visit to Gorakhnath temple at Padmapur on the outskirts of Dharmanagar where he had performed a puja on February 12. "The people of north eastern states have given a befitting reply to parties, who used them as vote bank and did nothing for them". Electoral management of Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah also paid rich dividends, said Adityanath who was was one of the "star ... Read More »

Chennai: At Jayalalithaa's memorial, policeman on duty shoots self dead

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Meanwhile, the police is ascertaining the reason behind his suicide. Following the incident, Police Commissioner AK Viswananthan has also visited the spot. Arunraj reportedly joined the state police in 2013. The incident took place around 4:55 am in the morning, when he killed himself using his 303 bolt-action rifle. Read More »

It's very important Firmino extends his stay with us, says Klopp

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We can not do that any more, it makes us a little bit more unpredictable with us on the pitch". "It was really good, that's why Phil is the player he is, but now we play differently and not only because he is out". "It is not like we bring out key players and say, "try to find your luck elsewhere", Klopp added. But they all have contracts. "Our job is to create something that everyone wants to be part of". Read More »

US Approves Sale of Lethal Aid to Ukraine

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According to the report , the proposed sale of this equipment and support will not alter the basic military balance in the region. Officials in Ukraine and the United States had indicated that they were expecting the approval from the State Department. Read More »