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Pak 'must do more' against Taliban: Mike Pence tells Shahid Khaqani Abbasi

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The official demanded cooperative action against terrorists from Pakistan but warned that the USA was prepared to take its own measures to protect its personnel in Afghanistan if Islamabad did not take action, the daily said. Nasser Janjua expressed deep sympathies with people of Afghanistan who have seen nothing but war since last 40 years. They discussed inter-state dialogues for improvement of relations between the 2 countries, support for the Afghan Peace Process and the timely & new ... Read More »

North Korea to hold unofficial talks with United States, S. Korea in Finland

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There was speculation Sweden would also try to negotiate the release of three Americans held in North Korea. North Korean officials and former US officials and experts have often held such talks, known as "Track-2". After he was spotted passing through Beijing International Airport earlier in the week, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho met his Swedish counterpart Margot Elisabeth Wallstrom on Thursday. Read More »

99% of votes processed at Russia's presidential election

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Putin said in a televised address Friday that "the will of the people, the will of each Russian citizen will determine the path the country will take". Addressing an enthusiastic crowd of mostly young supporters, Sobchak said the Party of Change that she will lead together with former lawmaker Dmitry Gudkov would seek to unite pro-reform forces. Read More »

Mohammed Shami-Hasin Jahan saga: Pakistani model Alishba opens up about Shami

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This is all I request of you. In recent developments on the case, Shami told a media outlet that his wife has the passwords of all his social media accounts, hinting that she might have fabricated the evidence. According to Alishba, her relationship with Shami started soon after India's defeat against Pakistan in the final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy in England. Read More »

Nisar says he suggests PML-N not to fight with institutions

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The former minister said that he had conveyed the same stance in the previous Cabinet and to the party's central executive committee. Nisar said as interior minister, he also eliminated the role of the secretary and the minister in ECL matters and added the committee used to decide the matters on merit. Read More »

Jana Sena initiated idea of no-confidence motion: Pawan Kalyan

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He asked those levelling corruption allegations against Lokesh if they could prove them. Vijayawada: Actor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan on Friday ruled out the possibility of an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Andhra Pradesh stating that the "current image of the BJP in the state was negative". Read More »

Massive natural disaster in England and Wales: For British standards

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The UK has been hit by its biggest natural disaster in ten years, the British Geological Survey has confirmed. Alex Morss added: "This sounds odd, but I think I just felt an #earthquake right under me here in Bristol, UK?!" The US Geological Survey's map showing where people have reported feeling the quake and its epicenter. Read More »

Another explosion injures 2 in Austin; cause unclear

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Police are asking anyone in the Travis Country neighborhood - about a half-mile radius - to wait in their homes until 10 a.m. Monday and follow instructions from officers if and when given. The neighborhood is off of Southwest Parkway in Austin. Investigators have also speculated that the bomb that injured the elderly Hispanic woman may have been intended for a different target, The New York Times reported . Read More »

Syrian army gives Harasta rebels till 3pm to withdraw

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The photos come after weeks of brutal fighting in eastern Ghouta, near the capital Damascus, where a government offensive has been underway for the past month. He wore a suit with no tie, flashed smiles and stopped for chats with soldiers with some posing for selfies with him. Some Soldiers posed with him, taking selfies. Read More »

UK Brexit committee suggests delay in leaving EU

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Mr Benn said: "If substantial parts of the new partnership has not been agreed then the government should seek an extension". Mr Johnson was speaking after a majority of the House of Commons Brexit select committee urged the United Kingdom government to consider a "limited extension" to the Article 50 process. Read More »

Congress President Rahul Gandhi puts party seniors on notice at 84th plenary

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Taking the proposal, party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said that in the history of Congress, election to the CWC had been held only about a dozen times. However, he did pay heed to a demand often heard on the ground during the Gujarat assembly elections - for the Congress to stop merely highlighting problems and start providing alternative solutions. Read More »

Boy Fatally Shoots 13-Year-Old Sister After Argument Over Video Game

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Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says the nine year old boy shot his older sister because of an argument over a video game controller. Cantrell said the bullet penetrated the girl's brain. "This is all new ground for us, we've never dealt with a kid shooting a kid at age 9", Cantrell said. In an incident that took place earlier this month, an 8-year-old boy obtained a rifle and repeatedly shot his 4-year-old sister. Read More »

Russian presidential election sees 51.9% turnout

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Navalny himself is barred from running. One independent exit poll gave him a couple of points more than that. May warned more measures could follow against Russian Federation, noting that the US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation alliance and the UN Security Council had discussed the attack, while it was also expected to be on the agenda at a European Union summit next week. Read More »

Raj Thackeray calls for Modi Mukta Bharat

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Accussing the BJP of threatening people and foisting another "emergency" in the country. Raj did not spare the Modi government over Nirav Modi fraud as well. During the interview conducted by Raj in Pune, Pawar had lamented personal attacks had become a trend in the politics of the country and disapproved of criticism of Jawaharlal Nehru by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament. Read More »

U.S. trade groups urge Donald Trump to avoid tariffs against China

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The agency said it anticipates that it will receive some 4,500 requests from USA businesses seeking exclusions for imported steel and aluminum products that are not available in sufficient quantity or quality from US manufacturers. The president recently announced plans to impose tariffs on certain steel and aluminum imports, despite opposition from some business sectors. A Taiwanese delegation led by John Deng (鄧振中), Taiwan's top trade negotiator, departed Sunday for the United States with ... Read More »

At least 70 homes and businesses destroyed by ferocious Tathra bushfires

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The fire, fanned by very strong winds and high temperatures in the state's east, burned through several kilometres of bushland and crossed a river before it reached the picturesque township. Insurers have reportedly declared the events as a "catastrophe", meaning applicants will receive priority for their claims. Communication was hampered when a mobile phone tower collapsed, making it hard to determine how many people remained in the town. Read More »

Nice Weather on Monday, Snow Potential for Tuesday

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Snow and rain showers will continue through Tuesday afternoon. But most models show the region on the fringes of the storm, so it will need to be monitored closely for the exact impacts in the coming days. "Either way there has been good consistency across the models that we will have some wintry precipitation during the Tuesday Wednesday time frame". March is a fickle month! If temperatures stay below 60 degrees this week, it would be the sixth coldest on record. Read More »

President Trump to Release Opioid Plan Monday in New Hampshire

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Trump has declared that fighting the epidemic is a priority for the administration but critics say the effort has fallen short. But you might get 30 days, 60 days, 90 days, you might get a year ... Trump also wants to increase criminal penalties for pushers of the deadly drug fentanyl that can be lethal in even small quantities. Cutting off the supply of opioids is just one branch of the plan Mr. Read More »

Ireland slay Scots to keep slim World Cup hopes alive

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Ireland , who left the experienced Ed Joyce out of their line-up because of a knee niggle, made 270 for 9 off their allotted 50 overs, led by a 138-run third wicket stand between Andy Balbirnie and wicket keeper Niall O'Brien. It was Ireland's off-spinners that proved key in slowing down Scotland's replay, with Simi Singh taking two wickets for 33 off his 10 overs and Andrew McBrine bowling well without taking a wicket to finish with figures of none for 40. Read More »

TDP exits NDA: Showdown in Lok Sabha on No-Trust today

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Mahajan said she had received notices for no-confidence motions from two parties but was unable to take them up in the absence of order. The TRS has 11 MPs in the Lok Sabha. In case the no-confidence motions are moved, the BJP is placed comfortably with 274 members in the House and is unlikely to be defeated. For last 4 years, after the state was bifurcated, we have been fighting for special category status. Read More »

Mississippi State advances in NIT thanks to incredible buzzer-beater

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It will now face either Louisville or Middle Tennessee State on the road in the third round of the NIT. If the Bulldogs win again, they will head to the big apple to play the NIT final four at Madison Square Garden. The ball rattled around for a minute before falling through, maximizing the pain for Baylor. Over the final 4:44 of the quarter, Baylor reeled off a 17-2 run for a 58-57 lead. Read More »

Baby boy dies after carbon monoxide leak at his Barrie home

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Barrie firefighters said a man came home to find his wife and a 10-month-old infant unresponsive and his 2-year-old child alert, but showing signs of carbon monoxide poisoning. She noted that any level of CO can be a cumulative risk, and someone can experience health effects even when exposed to a small amount over a long period of time. Read More »

Young girl dies after being hit by train in Waikato town

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Police are providing support to her family and the train driver at this time. KiwiRail said it was a tragedy and the driver was distressed. KiwiRail chief executive Peter Reidy said while it was too early to comment on the "specifics" of this latest incident, they are aware the Ngāruawāhia bridge is a black spot for train accidents. Read More »

Britain, Russia trade blame over poisoning of former spy

Putin said Russia is "ready to take part in the investigation", although earlier on Sunday British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson accused the Russians of "smug sarcasm and denial" in response to the accusations. Maria Zakharova said a large number of ex-Soviet scientists had gone to live in the West, "taking with them the technologies that they were working on". Read More »

Putin easily wins re-election in Russian Federation

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But where the West sees an aggressive tyrant who has rattled the worldwide order - the extensive charge sheet includes interference in the US presidential election and ordering the use of a nerve agent on British soil - most Russians see a leader who has brought a sense of order to their country, and restored their sense of national pride. Read More »

Roma, Totti: "Barcelona must sweat to beat Roma"

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Roma legend, Francesco Totti has said that Barcelona will have to sweat to beat the I Giallorossi in the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League. "It's only natural that the lads can't wait to play that match but if we want to do well in the Champions League we first have to do well against Crotone and it's going to be hard". Read More »

Russia expels 23 UK diplomats in retaliatory move in spy row

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Those named by Moscow are forced to leave within a week. The Swedish and Czech foreign ministers and the Slovak foreign ministry all separately rejected the Russian claim. Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov earlier said Vladimir Putin would ultimately choose the option that " most suits Moscow's interests". Peskov reiterated Russian denials of involvement in the attack on the Skripals. Read More »

Trump slams Mueller investigation, draws Republican ire

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Like Lindsey Graham, Flake believes Congress will protect Mueller against Trump, based on the rule of law. "As the speaker has always said, Mr. Mueller and his team should be able to do their job". Trump said, "As the House Intelligence Committee has concluded, there was no collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump Campaign". Republican US Representative Trey Gowdy criticised Dowd in an interview with " Fox News Sunday ". Read More »

School officials, deputy wanted Cruz involuntarily committed

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There is no evidence to suggest the teen was ever taken into the care of mental health professionals, however, reports from AP suggest that if such action had been taken, Cruz may have been prevented from buying a firearm such as the AR-15 rifle that was used on the school shooting. Read More »

Youth leads Gonzaga past Ohio State

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The Bulldogs jumped out to a big early lead, withstood a second-half Ohio State charge and made the big plays down the stretch to earn a spot in the West Region semifinals against the Xavier-Florida State victor in Los Angeles. The Zags looked a little rusty in their opening 68-64 win over UNC-Greensboro. Second round, West Region; Boise, Idaho, Saturday, approximately 8:15 p.m. Read More »

Greens give their Question Time quota to National

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He hopes National will use the questions on his party as well. Mr Shaw says this does not signify any future "Teal Deal" between the Greens and the National Party. Political parties are each given a certain amount of time for questions and speeches. "The goal of Question Time primarily should be to hold the Government to account", he told Newshub. Read More »

Germany, France vow to unveil European Union reform plan in June

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The German minister said that progress needed to be made on completing banking union in the euro zone and consensus needed to be found on further integration steps.Scholz, a 59-year-old Social Democrat, is likely to stick to Germany's fiscal conservatism but may adopt a more conciliatory tone toward poorer euro zone countries such as Greece than his predecessor Wolfgang Schaeuble. Read More »

United Kingdom calls for urgent UN Security Council meeting over nerve attack

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Mr Corbyn said that Mrs May was right on Monday to identify two possibilities for the source of the nerve agent - either Russian Federation authorised the attack or had lost control of the Novichok substance. Mr Shah's statements are the furthest the White House has gone in placing responsibility on Russian Federation for the attack. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Read More »