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What will Russia's future without Putin look like?

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The US initially expressed confusion about what had happened, with Defense Secretary James Mattis saying, "The Russians told us they had no forces there initially". Last month, the Air Force's deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance said that the Russian air force has been tracking and watching how fourth- and fifth-generation US aircraft perform within the Syrian airspace. Read More »

At US urging, Pakistan to be placed on terrorism-financing list

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It would also make it more expensive to get and repay loans from worldwide lenders like the IMF and the World Bank. It has counted on allies like China, Saudi Arabia and Turkey to block the US-led effort to put the country back on the gray list of nations that are not doing enough to counter terrorism financing. Read More »

Bitterly cold weather forecast for Tipperary over the next week

THE Beast from the East is set to terrorise Hampshire with temperatures and snow expected to drop. A statement from the Met office said it is working with partners in road, rail and air transport to help minimise travel chaos. Temperatures will vary from 5º to 8º , in fresh to strong southeasterly winds. Over the weekend it will become "even colder with widespread overnight frosts and bitter by day with a marked windchill". Read More »

Argentina foils diplomatic luggage cocaine plot

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K". An unprecedented joint operation between Argentina and Russia unveiled an attempt to smuggle hundreds of pounds of cocaine between the two countries via the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires. The cocaine was valued at more than $60 million. On Thursday, Argentina's security minister announced that 389 kilograms (856 pounds) of the drug were discovered in luggage in 2016 and that agents swapped the cocaine for flour. Read More »

Edge College observes International Mother Language Day

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By the same resolution, the general assembly proclaimed 2008 as "International Year of Languages ", to promote unity in diversity and worldwide understanding, through multilingualism and multiculturalism. Language is fundamental to communication of all kinds, and it is communication that makes change and development possible in human society. "Everyone, regardless of their first language, should be able to access resources in cyberspace and build online communities of exchange and ... Read More »

City Officials: Car Crash Into Hospital Was Intentional

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A man purposefully drove into Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut , according to reports. Police said no threat was made to the hospital before this incident. "We put the TV on and saw the accident at the hospital and then saw your vehicle drive by and said that's Carlos' house". He has been convicted of driving under the influence, criminal mischief and assault. Read More »

Another Federal Grand Jury Has Indicted Paul Manafort And Rick Gates

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In recent weeks, Mueller has ratcheted up his investigation, charging 13 Russians on February 16 with conducting a social-media disinformation campaign to help Trump's chances in the 2016 presidential election. NBC cites several sources as saying the special counsel's office is looking into whether Manafort promised Clark a job in the administration in exchange for the home loans. Read More »

Antidepressants work, says major new study

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Millions more people around the world should be prescribed pills or offered talking therapies, which work equally well for moderate to severe depression, say the doctors, noting that just one in six people receive proper treatment in the rich world - and one in 27 in the developing world. Read More »

Bombs Rain on Eastern Ghouta, Death Toll Above 200

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Russian Federation has waged an air campaign in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces since September 2015. "There is nowhere to hide from this nightmare and it isn't over". Reuters photos showed bandaged people waiting at a medical point in the town of Douma, some of them with blood streaming down their faces and their skin caked in dust. Read More »

PTI releases video statement after Nawaz Sharif's ouster as PML-N head

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Following Nawaz's disqualification as prime minister in July 2017 in the Panama Papers case, the ruling party managed to amend the Constitution to allow the former premier to retain his chairmanship of the PML-N. According to media reports, the PML-N candidates can contest election as independents, as the party's electoral symbols cannot be allotted to them. Under the old law, a person disqualified from holding a public office was also barred from leading a political party but the bar was ... Read More »

Gallant Nigerian soldiers rescue Yobe schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram

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Some witnesses, however, recalled seeing young girls being taken by the armed militants who also abducted 276 girls from the school in Chibok in April 2014. "We have the feeling they were taken by the gunmen". We still don't know how many of our daughters were recovered and how many are still missing. Boko Haram kidnapped almost 300 girls from a school in Chibok in April 2014, setting off global outrage. Read More »

Turkish Shelling Near Afrin After Syrian Government Allied Troops Arrive

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Images were aired of "popular forces" loyal to President Bashar Assad moving toward Afrin city in pick-up trucks equipped with anti-aircraft guns and armoured personals carriers (APCs), Efe reported . The Turkish government claims that the YPG is an offshoot of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), which has mounted a rebellion against the state in mainly Kurdish southeastern Turkey for more than 30 years. Read More »

Government transforming aviation sector: Narendra Modi

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The prime minister was speaking at Kombudbhuj near Panvel on the outskirts of Mumbai , where he laid the foundation stone for the Navi Mumbai International Airport , expected to witness its first flight operations by December 2019. The airport is likely to cost Rs. 16,704 crore and is estimated to attract at least 10 million passengers per annum, once its first phase is operational. Read More »

Facebook's secret weapon in the fight against foreign meddling? Postcards

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A Facebook executive says the social network will begin using paper postcards to try and stop foreign meddlers-for instance, Russian agents-from buying ads created to influence USA elections . Trump wrote just after 3 p.m. ET after returning from a round of golf at his course. Trump repeatedly rejected the assertions by US intelligence agencies that Russian Federation was behind the hacking. Read More »

On AAP vs Delhi Chief Secretary tussle, Rajnath says 'deeply pained'

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As the blame game over the alleged manhandling of the Delhi chief secretary by few AAP MLAs escalated on Tuesday, Anshu Prakash wrote to DCP North over the incident. "The environment that is trying to be created in the Secretariat..." The said MLAs have also denied the allegation. Thereafter I left my residence in my official auto and driver along with my PSO and reached CM's residence at midnight. Read More »

Thomas Calls Second Amendment High Court's 'Constitutional Orphan'

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The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld California's law in 2016, reversing a federal trial court that had ruled it unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has repeatedly refused to expand or reinforce constitutional gun rights in recent years. Only Hawaii's 14-day period is longer. Read More »

Russian Federation urges U.S. not to play with fire in Syria

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The Russian foreign ministry stressed on Tuesday that the combatants were not Russian servicemen and that no Russian military equipment was involved in the fighting. Most are Russian citizens , though some have Ukrainian and Serbian passports. Three hours later scores of Russian fighters were dead - cut down by a withering air and artillery bombardment called by USA special forces inside the base. Read More »

Jackson Local Schools in OH on lockdown after student shoots himself

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The unidentified 7th-grader was taken to a local hospital where his condition is unknown. Police and school personnel said they will investigate how the gun got into the school. Officials are working on dismissing the students. He told the station he was late to school Tuesday. "They said, "You can't come in, there is something happening", he recalled. Read More »

German reporter freed from Turkish jail, pending trial

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After a year of imprisonment, German journalist Denis Yucel's lawyer announced on Friday: "there is a decision to free my client". German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) is hosting Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in Berlin on Thursday as the two countries seek to fix their strained diplomatic relationship. Read More »

Israel's Netanyahu says will act against Iran if needed

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With a gag order lifted Tuesday, police identified them as Nir Hefetz, a former Netanyahu spokesman, and Shlomo Filber, the former director of the communications ministry under Netanyahu. The massive response is a product of a recent confrontation between an Iranian drone and Israeli forces that escalated tensions and hinted at a possible confrontation between the two countries. Read More »

Thank George and Abe for day of leisure

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The library will be open from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m., but its research room will be closed because Monday is a federal holiday . Lincoln's Birthday had always been a state holiday in places like IL, and many supported joining the two days as a way of giving equal recognition to two of America's most famous statesmen. Read More »

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

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 »