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US Embassy in Ethiopia "Strongly" Disagrees with Country's State of Emergency

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Numerous prisoners took part in anti-government protests in 2015 and 2016 in the country's two most populous provinces, whose ethnic Oromo and Amharic communities complain they are under-represented in the country's corridors of power. A statement by the state broadcaster said the move was necessary to stem a wave of anti-government protests. . Thousands of prisoners were since pardoned or released from custody, including some of the country's most prominent dissidents. Read More »

Iran, India slam states aiding terror

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On the topic of Afghanistan, both sides stressed the significance of strengthening India-Iran-Afghanistan trilateral consultations and coordination, including suitably supplementing their cooperation on Chabahar. For better cultural exchange, both sides agreed to grant e-visa facility to travellers. In addition to this, four MoUs have also been signed between trade bodies. Read More »

Chief of Staff Kelly overhauls White House clearance procedure

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Later, Kelly writes, "But recent events have exposed some remaining shortcomings", beyond the changes Kelly implemented since taking over as chief of staff past year. "There isn't a defined timeframe but that kind of chaos for individuals as vital as White House staffers is not what I understand to be standard practice", Moss said, adding that he has "heard of government contractors being pressed to quickly fill out an SF86 in a matter of days" but "that has nearly always been in situations ... Read More »

Small natural disaster that hit Britain was strongest for 10 years

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The tremor - with a magnitude of 4-point-4 - struck around 20 kilometres north of Swansea just after two-thirty this afternoon. EMSC wrote on Twitter: "No damage is reported and if any should remain very limited". What has been described as a minor natural disaster hit with a 4. 4 magnitude and affected parts of Wales and England at around 2:31pm today, Saturday 17 February. Read More »

Indian woman arrested for posing as man, marrying women for dowry

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Sen, who was absconding, was nabbed by Kathgodam police and was taken into custody on Wednesday. "At first we failed to understand what Krishna was saying", senior police officer Janamejay Khanduri told the BBC . During her police interview, Sen confessed that she's really a woman, a statement later confirmed by the court-ordered medical examination. In 2014, she reportedly travelled to Kathgodam to meet a woman she met on Facebook. Read More »

Turkey, US can solve problems only through dialogue: FM

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies Turkey and the United States would work together in Syria after a spike in tensions over the conflict. completely damaged". It was an "absolutely open and honest dialogue", Mattis said, describing the two countries as "coming together on what we can do together". Read More »

Barnaby Joyce's public scolding from Malcolm Turnbull exposes uncomfortable rift

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While there was a belief that if Joyce could get through the week and allow the dust to settle he may yet survive as leader, there are few MPs who don't think this is the beginning of the end for the Nationals leader. Turnbull announced that ministers "regardless of whether they are married or single, must not engage in sexual relations with staff". But yesterday Joyce hit back, calling Turnbull's comments inept and insisting he had the backing of his party. Read More »

United Kingdom aid chief warns charities after Oxfam sex scandal

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There are things that are correctly described. Parties every week? Chic villas? He denied giving the woman money but said the liaison "fuelled rumours" and had left his leadership and Oxfam "compromised". Gurpreet Singh was dismissed for sexual misconduct in 2011 but just months later he was employed by the charity as a consultant in Ethiopia. "After an internal investigation, 40 cases were found to be allegations of harassment or abuse", the charity said in a statement. Read More »

UN Mission: Over 3000 Civilians Killed, 7000 Injured in Afghanistan in 2017

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That compares to a total 11,434 casualties in 2016, when there were 3,510 deaths and 7,924 wounded. Danielle Bell, director of human rights of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, speaking Thursday described the nine percent reduction in civilian casualties a year ago as an "important step" towards minimizing harm to non-combatant Afghans. Read More »

Another jawan's body found in Jammu camp

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Pakistan on Tuesday rejected the baseless allegations leveled by the Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman against it regarding an army camp in Jammu & Kashmir, and termed them premature and inopportune. "Pakistan will have to pay for this misadventure", Sitharaman said. In fact, every Indian government finds it very convenient to hide popular disaffection of Kashmiri people by blaming Pakistan for every incidence of Kashmiri resentment against the occupation of their lands. Read More »

Democrats Dominate List of Cash-Rich House Challengers

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Good not only won, she won by seven percentage points. MacArthur backed President Donald Trump 93 percent of the time previous year, more than any other lawmaker from New Jersey, according to polling expert Nate Silver. It is mostly dead roses in Washington D.C., where 80 percent of voters disapprove of his job performance , according to the poll. That's a sign that Good had a strong field operation that was aggressive in getting Democratic voters to the polls, and that Democrats are ... Read More »

Student brought unloaded gun to Lee's Summit North High School

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A quick investigation revealed that the student in question did indeed have a gun and the pupil is now facing criminal charges and disciplinary action, Martin said. We share information such as this with families and use this as an opportunity to stress the importance of our students sharing information about anything they see or hear that has the potential to threaten the safety of our campuses, as was done in this case. Read More »

Young, white women, why do you love Fifty Shades?

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Jumanji will complete the end of the week with about $365 million in 38th place on the record-breaking residential grosser rundown, $3 million behind Despicable Me 2 . Indeed, "Paris" studio Warner Bros. tried just last month with " 12 Strong ", which is still playing in 1,901 theaters and earned $2.7 million this weekend, good for 11th place. Read More »

Sixteen Afghan Pro-Government Fighters Killed In Taliban Attack

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Mehsud was a commander in the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan, or TTP, the Taliban's main faction. Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) today confirmed that the groups deputy chief Khalid Mehsud alias Commander Sajna was killed in a USA drone strike on February 8 in Pakistans restive northwestern tribal region. Read More »

Ex-beauty queen with rare condition wakes up with British accent

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She's seen specialists, visited neurologists but most importantly, she's spreading awareness of the rare condition. "They send in the psychiatrist at the hospital and make sure you're not a loon", Meyers told KNXV . In 2010, a woman in Virginia reportedly spoke with a Russian accent after she fell down the stairs and hit her head, says The Washington Post . "Rare diseases are very emotional". Read More »

The most distant photo ever taken

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These images, which have since been released to the public , have set the new record for the most distant images ever taken. 'And now, we've been able to make images farther from Earth than any spacecraft in history '. While this image broke the long-distance record established by Voyager 1 , the probe then turned its LORRI instrument towards objects in its flight path. Read More »

Russian mercenaries killed in USA strike on pro-Assad forces

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The US-led coalition said it repelled that attack near the Euphrates River by hundreds of troops aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who were backed by artillery, tanks, multiple-launch rocket systems and mortars. Veale refused to go into details about the possible make-up of the militia, saying they would "not speculate on the exact make-up of the Syrian pro-regime forces who conducted the attack". Read More »

Pakistan Developing New Types Of Nuclear Weapons

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Coats said the USA national debt of more than $20 trillion is "unsustainable", and poses a risk "to our economic and national security". "We expect Russian Federation to continue using propaganda, social media, false-flag personas, sympathetic spokesmen and other means to influence, to try to build on its wide range of operations and exacerbate social and political fissures in the United States", Coats added. Read More »

Flying leadership transfer inside Germany's SPD meets with resistance

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Schulz announced his immediate resignation from the chairman position Tuesday afternoon after the SPD has been rocked by internal strife following last year's election results, Der Spiegel reports . The embattled leader of the SPD suddenly gave up plans to become the next foreign minister on Friday, hoping to shore up support among SPD members for a new coalition with Mrs. Read More »

Modi's backward-looking thought led to note ban, says Rahul Gandhi

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The country doesn't want to hear about the past. "I would like to remind PM Modi that his term has nearly ended and he should work to fulfil his promises", Gandhi said. He added that Congress' govt had given a corruption-free govt in the state of Karnataka, while BJP had broken records in graft in the state. "Our government will work for the future". Read More »

U.S. coalition kills 100 fighters in air and artillery strikes

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On Wednesday, the US-led coalition said it carried out several "defensive" airstrikes on Syrian forces in Deir EzZor province in retaliation for what they described as an "unprovoked" attack on the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and foreign military "advisers" who are backed by US. Read More »

Duterte orders military to cancel helicopter deal with Canada

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Human rights groups have reported much higher death tolls and accused law enforcers of carrying out extrajudicial killings and of setting up crime scenes to make the victims appear to have fought back. The Bell H-13 Sioux, a variant of the Bell 47, was the first helicopter to enter into service with the Philippine Air Force in 1955, Bell said. "They will be used to transport personnel, supplies, humanitarian missions, ferrying of wounded, injured soldiers and other forms of humanitarian ... Read More »

Egypt: Anti-IS operation kills 16 jihadists

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The military said its warplanes struck "terrorist concentrations and hideouts" in northern and central Sinai through the night and into the early hours of Saturday, targeting weapons warehouses and logistics support areas. A spokesman said they found a communication centre, an explosives laboratory and six drug farms. Egypt denied this, and Israel declined to comment. Read More »

Eminent Pakistani lawyer, activist Asma Jahangir dead

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She was admitted to a private hospital last night over cardiac problem, where she breathed her last. According to media reports, she was also suffering from cancer and remained under treatment for years. The rights commission which she helped create made its name defending religious minorities and tackling highly charged blasphemy accusations along with cases of "honour" killings - in which victims, normally women, are murdered by a relative for bringing shame on the family. Read More »

Trump Signs 2-Year Spending Pact

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He begins the statement with, "This is no way to run a country". Almost $300 billion in new spending included in the bill approved on Friday will mean the annual budget deficit will exceed $1 trillion in 2019, said the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a private fiscal policy watchdog group. Read More »

FORECAST: Areas of snow tonight

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Skies will turn sunny by Sunday afternoon as highs reach the low to mid 30s. Clouds will clear out overnight, allowing temperatures to rapidly drop. night into Thursday . Ice accumulations less than one-tenth of an inch, but enough in some areas to cause slick travel. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Read More »

NVIDIA Corporation Profit Advances In Q4

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The stock holds an average trading capacity of 1.88M shares for the past three months. In premarket trade, its shares were up 9.65% at US$238.50. It has underperformed by 0.03% the S&P500. Wedge Capital Mngmt L LP Nc holds 4,764 shares. Riverhead Capital Ltd Liability holds 0.05% of its portfolio in AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:CHGG) for 381,571 shares. Read More »

Syria Downs an Israel Air Force Fighter Jet - Makes Good on Threat

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The analyst further dismissed the possibility that Israel would invade Syria and said it would be very hard for Tel Aviv to wage an "all-out war". Syria said its air defences repelled two Israeli raids on its military bases in the centre of the country, hitting more than one warplane during the first. Read More »

Sunjuwan Army camp attack: Second terrorist gunned down

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The remaining terrorists have been pinned down and the operation is being carried forward cautiously so that no further security force or civilian casualties occur , they said. Almost a dozen soldiers were killed when militant attacked the camp in 2003. Earlier, the military station was attacked by Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyeba on June 28, 2003, in which 12 soldiers were martyred and seven others injured. Read More »

India hopes to see Palestine becomes sovereign soon: PM

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Since the visits, bilateral investments between UAE and India have witnessed an increase. The Palestinians have rejected the US sponsorship of peace talks with Israel in the wake of Washington's decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in early December. Read More »

Midwest pounded by heavy snow

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Michigan State Police said about 50 vehicles were involved in the Friday afternoon pileup in the highway's eastbound lanes just east of Kalamazoo. The National Weather Service is sticking with its prediction of 7-12 inches of snow across the southern tier of counties in MI, but now says the winter storm will move through faster than originally anticipated. Read More »

Health officials: Third NYC child dies of the flu

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Officials say it's the highest rate of hospitalization for this point of the season in recent flu outbreaks. Middle-aged people are being stricken at almost twice the rate seen in 2014-15, although health officials aren't sure why. Flu seasons dominated by H3N2 tend to be more severe and result in more hospitalizations. "Our virologists and others around the country are studying the virus to see whether there are other explanations for the more severe disease we're seeing". Read More »

Explosion hits mosque in Libyan city of Benghazi

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The city of Benghazi, controlled by terrorist groups until 2017, has been witnessing an escalation of bombings, particularly on mosques. He also said that the two bombs were planted in separate rooms at the site of the mosque. "Direct or indiscriminate attacks against civilians are prohibited under worldwide humanitarian law and constitute war crimes", the mission added, calling for "prompt, impartial investigations to bring perpetrators to justice". Read More »

Warning of ice and snow on Friday for Flintshire and Wrexham

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Friday will be cold, with afternoon temperatures set to be no higher than 6C. Tonight it will be cold with mainly clear skies but a widespread frost will be felt throughout the city. "On Friday morning wintry showers will continue for a time , especially in the west and north". Met Eireann warn that the showers may lead to accumulations of up to 3cm. Read More »

FBI Investigation Into Death Of Texas Border Patrol Agent Still Open

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He died in a hospital the following day. Garland also suffered injuries. Martinez was on patrol in the Big Bend Sector when he died in the line of duty. Martinez would die hours later from head injuries, according to preliminary information from the medical examiner. The FBI reports the only footprints at the scene of the incident belonged to the agents and first responders. Read More »

Bangladesh: Opposition leader jailed for 5 years

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Speaking to bdnews24.com after the verdict on Thursday, CPB President Mujahidul Islam Selim said, "We want a country free of corruption and all the people involved in graft need to stand trial no matter what political party they belong to". Read More »