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BJP names candidates for three Lok Sabha bypolls in UP, Bihar

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Both seats are regarded as prestigious as Gorakhpur was earlier represented by chief minister Yogi Adityanath and Phulpur by deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya . However, we will contest on our strengths, and emerge victorious. Asked why the party reversed its decision, Singh said, "We reviewed our decision keeping in mind the fact that we are both in alliance and in the government". Read More »

United States vs. Canada again for Olympic women's hockey gold

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The Norwegians lead the way with 26 total medals and are tied with Germany for the most gold medals with nine. Here is the schedule for the coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics for Saturday, per NBCOlympics.com. Their success forged a bond among the Americans and reinforced belief in their own power. South Korea qualified for a place in the Olympic women's curling semi-finals with a 9-6 win over the United States on Tuesday as Canada's hopes of defending their gold medal hung by a ... Read More »

Petition seeks military burial for JROTC cadet killed in Florida shooting

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More than 1,500 people attended Petty's funeral service Monday. The petition was created on Friday on the White House's official petition site, where it is guaranteed a response if it garners 100,000 signatures by March 18. Carmen, 16, "was dedicated and accomplished" and "was going to change the world", her parents said in a statement that was posted on her brother's Facebook page. Read More »

Comedian John Oliver Roasts Barnaby Joyce For Office Romance

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WA Nationals leader Mia Davies has contacted Mr Joyce directly, urging him to consider his position because of the damage he's causing the party. "The Nationals brand across Western Australia has suffered as a result of Mr Joyce's actions and he has become a distraction at both a Federal and State level". Read More »

Edmonton man accused of online threats against PM, government

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Police have charged an Edmonton man with threatening Prime Minister Justin Trudeau . Oli, widely regarded as pro-China, also said he wants to "update" relations with India "in keeping with the times" and favours a review of all special provisions of the Indo-Nepal relations, including the long-established practice of Nepalese soldiers serving India's armed forces. Read More »

Criticized After Posting Florida School Shooting Tweet

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TV show host Jimmy Kimmel, heartbroken over the Florida school shooting incident, has urged US President Donald Trump to do something about the situation as "children are being murdered". "We're the ones in these schools, we're the ones who are having shooters come into our classrooms and our spaces". "I never said Russian Federation did not meddle in the election", he wrote . Read More »

Trump moves to relax rules on cheaper health insurance

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Officials said rules governing whether consumers can renew the plans for even longer will be vetted during the comment period on the proposal. Short-term plans had been designed as temporary coverage, lasting for a few months while, for instance, a worker is between jobs and employer-sponsored insurance. Read More »

Bangladesh win toss, elect to bowl first

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After an indifferent 2017, Sri Lanka were desperate for a change of fortune. With Angelo Mathews out through injury since the first match, it was Chandimal who had led each of Sri Lanka's teams . But those efforts were not enough to scale a mountain. Opener Tamim Iqbal returned for the Tigers in the game while the hosts called back allrounder Mahedi Hasan and handed Abu Jayed a debut. Read More »

Surrey staff walking out in United Kingdom university strikes

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Petitions have been launched at more than 30 universities calling for fees to be reimbursed for teaching hours lost. The strike, which is scheduled to commence from the 22nd of February to the 16th of March, has been met with severe criticism from University of Manchester students , who have called for "the University to negotiate with the UCU", or "pay each student a full refund for the contact time missed". Read More »

Varadkar opposes the introduction of direct-rule in Northern Ireland

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Sinn Féin has warned that direct rule is not an option for Northern Ireland as the Democratic Unionist Party called on the United Kingdom government to start setting budgets for schools and hospitals. She wants decisions made on infrastructure, education and healthcare. "Ultimately the government has a responsibility to ensure good governance and the continued delivery of public services". Read More »

China wooing Baloch militants

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He asserted that Baloch militant organisations are no longer a threat to CPEC. The CPEC links China's Kashgar in Xinjiang province with Pakistan's Gwadar port in Balochistan through a network of roads, railways and highways. At the programme the institute's project of establishing Chinese language classes in various cities of Pakistan was also inaugurated. "The India-Israel-US nexus would jeopardise regional peace and developments make it abundantly clear that the US is trying to ... Read More »

Mentally unsound person killed in Budgam identified

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According to the police, despite repeated warnings from the sentry, he kept closing in. Militants on Tuesday attacked troops near Air Force Station at Malangpora, Awantipora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district. "There is no habitation near the place of incident", said the spokesman. All of them are unmarried and live in extreme penury. "The deceased's family is living in a makeshift tin shed. Read More »

Army foils BAT attack in Poonch, intruder killed

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Earlier on February 15, five Indian soldiers were killed after Indian unprovoked cross-border fire was retaliated by Pakistan Army. However, Pakistani troops are targeting Indian positions on LoC and International Border (IB) nearly daily in Jammu region. Read More »

Baseball team sells AR-15 in raffle

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The team's coach accepted. On Wednesday, Patterson took to Facebook to fire back at the "concerned group" critical of the raffle. Patterson said by phone Saturday that he considered finding a different raffle item after Wednesday's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School , but ultimately made a decision to " turn it into a positive thing " after "getting the hate". Read More »

England 194-7 batting first against New Zealand

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The rest are there merely to make up the numbers. However, the two finalists, Australia and New Zealand , are in hard-hitting form going into Wednesday's showdown at Auckland. This defeat makes it very hard now for England to advance to the final of the tournament. Despite that result, Munro feels they have a good chance in the final at the same ground. Read More »

Slovenian ice hockey player blames asthma medication after failed drugs test

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Jeglic, who has been told to leave the athletes' village within 24 hours, said: "I take the mentioned drug due to asthma under medical advice". "It has been prescribed to me after testing for respiratory problems in Slovakia in 2017". The ice-hockey player of the team of Slovenia's Ziga Jeglic has been tested positive and provisionally suspended, said Tuesday the Court of arbitration for sport (CAS) in charge of doping cases during the Games in Pyeongchang. Read More »

Dikembe Mutombo Supports LeBron James After Laura Ingraham Controversy

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He was joined by Kevin Durant , and both superstars were sharply critical of President Donald Trump and the nation's racial climate. She also called for Ingraham's supporters to fight her in the street. "We're fathers. We're sons". James said, "Once they see you care about what they are going through or how they feel or thing like that, their passion about what they want to become or what they want to do sprouts out like none other". Read More »

Firearms debate rages as Florida rally coincides with gun show

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Since he was in middle school , it was no surprise to anyone who knew him to hear that he was the shooter. We're also learning more about the other victims who lost their lives, including a football coach, an athletic director and young students with bright futures ahead of them. Read More »

White House voices support for background check bill after Florida shooting

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John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, about his bipartisan bill to improve federal compliance with criminal background checks on gun buyers. Sen. "For years agencies and states haven't complied with the law, failing to upload these critical records without outcome", Cornyn said in November when he introduced this bipartisan gun measure ". Read More »

Killed in New Regime Attacks in Syria's E. Ghouta

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Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have been besieging nearly 400,000 civilians trapped inside Eastern Ghouta for years, but the siege has tightened this year and attacks on the enclave have intensified. Al-Watan newspaper, which is close to the government, said on Tuesday that the bombing campaign "comes ahead of a vast operation on Ghouta, which may start on the ground at any moment". Read More »

Gove announces farming red tape crackdown

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The government will continue to guarantee the same levels of subsidy funding for farming until 2022, he explained, but will seek to progressively transfer money away from the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) towards rewarding farmers for providing services for public good , such as green protections, "as soon as we can after leaving the EU". Read More »

Trump dating website only allows straight users, asks marital status

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After the website Trump Dating launched last week and made national news for denying memberships to gay and bisexual people , journalists started digging deeper into Barrett Riddleberger's past. "Wouldn't it be refreshing to already know your date roots for the same team?" The Conservatives for Guilford County (C4GC) co-founders are featured prominently on the "straight only" dating website . Read More »

Want to solve the gun control issue? Just arm all black people

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We are told that the politicians care more about all that NRA money and they don't care about the kids who are now dead. Once a major source of food necessary for survival, hunting today is mere sport. You're as likely to get robbed in London as in New York City, but the stateside robbery ends in death 54 times more often than the one in England, all because of the presence of a gun. Read More »

Abbas calls for global Mideast peace conference by mid

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The government of "moderate" Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday condemned Israel for deciding to no longer help it pay the salaries of jailed Palestinian terrorists. In December, the General Assembly voted 128-9, with 35 abstentions, to reject the USA decision to recognize Jerusalem. The US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley , warned that turning to the United Nations and rejecting the US role in peace talks "will get the Palestinian people exactly nowhere toward the achievement of ... Read More »

BJP scores massive win in PM Modi's hometown Vadnagar

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But this did not result in the automatic gain for the Congress , which could only add two more municipalities than what it held before this year's polls. As per the final turnout declared by the Gujarat State Election Commission, BJP had registered a victory in Vapi municipality of Valsad district by capturing 41 out of total 44 seats. Read More »

Assault on Delhi CS, police files FIR

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However, Delhi CM Kejriwal's office denied the reports of assaults and said the chief secretary is acting at the behest of the BJP . The ruling AAP was quick to retaliate, accusing the Chief Secretary of making "wild allegations" against the party MLAs. Read More »

California Assemblywoman Christina Garcia Fired Staffer For Not Playing Spin The Bottle

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The group included Kernick, who worked with Garcia for about five months, a handful of female staffers and a man. Kernick said that after "protesting this sexual harassment", he was written up for insubordination and fired. The allegations against Garcia are "like a malicious, really freakish alternate universe built on a lot of innuendo and lies exclusively to destroy to character of Assemblywoman Garcia", he says. Read More »

Supreme Court won't hear challenge to California gun waiting period

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California officials said the 10-day period provides a uniform amount of time to run a background check, ensure the weapon isn't lost or stolen, and investigate any suspicions that the purchase is being made for someone who isn't eligible. If a lower court treated another right so cavalierly, I have little doubt that this Court would intervene. It's been "nearly eight years" since the court issued an opinion declaring that the Second Amendment is not a "second class right", Thomas wrote, ... Read More »

India hopes Maldives will not extend Emergency

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Maldives president Yameen Abdul Gayoom on Monday extended the emergency in the island nation by another 30 days after an extraordinary meeting of the national security committee of the Majlis (parliament) approved a request by him. Speaker Maseeh further said that an attendance of a minimum 43 MPs was not needed for the vote as according to the constitution, the compliance of citizens was not needed to extend the state of emergency. Read More »

Different year, same story: 1000 students expelled during Bihar Board Exam

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In a bid to keep a tight a check on cheating during the high school board examinations, the Bihar School Examination Board has introduced new guidelines. The circular has been issued informing all district officers, schools and parents. Earlier, toppers in the board examinations had hit the headlines when they were caught on camera giving ridiculous answers to basics questions on their subjects. Read More »

Japanese 'Super Dad' Wins Custody of 13 Surrogate-Born Babies

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A Thai court on Tuesday granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a secretive Japanese millionaire who is their biological father, reviving a freaky tale that captured tabloid headlines four years ago, but leaving some basic questions unanswered. Read More »