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Pakistani, Libyan migrants feared dead in boat capsize

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Around 2,583 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea a year ago, and 199 others died en route. "There is no way to predict the number of deaths we record - nearly all migrants who die in the Mediterranean are victims of chance", Julia Black, coordinator of the United Nations agency's Missing Migrants Project said. Read More »

Greg Monroe, Celtics agree on one-year, $5M deal

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The Celtics will sign Monroe using the $8.4 million disabled player exception they were granted after Gordon Hayward suffered a potentially season-ending ankle injury on October 17. As a starter, Monroe averaged 14.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game over six seasons. Monroe will likely come off the bench in favor of the defensive prowess that Baynes brings to the league's leader on that end. Read More »

More winter or early spring? Groundhogs' verdict

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Nova Scotia's Shubenacadie Sam was the first of the famed furry prognosticators to emerge from their lairs on Groundhog Day, the popular tradition held every February 2 in North America. More than 100 people gathered in Val d'Espoir in the Gaspé region to watch Fred's prediction. Willie joins Punxsutawney Phil , who made the same prediction. Read More »

Israeli aircraft strikes Hamas position in southern Gaza Strip

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The Israeli airstrike on northern Gaza was an immediate response to an earlier rocket attack on southern Israel . Two Egyptian groups, Liwa al-Thawra, and Harakat Sawa'd Misr, were also added to the terrorist list. He continues, "Today's actions are an important step in denying them the resources they need to plan and carry out their terrorist activities". The U.S. Read More »

Iran: 29 women arrested after protests against hijab rule intensify

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Protests against the requirement that women cover their hair with the Islamic veil, or hijab, picked up pace earlier this week in Tehran and other cities. Such discussions have rarely reached national newspapers, which operate under heavy censorship, but comments by judicial officials allowed Shargh to write about the matter. Read More »

Rohingya mass graves discovered in Mynamar

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The Myanmar government regularly claims massacres like Gu Dar Pyin never happened, and has acknowledged only one mass grave containing 10 "terrorists" in the village of Inn Din . The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, who has called the situation in Rakhine " a textbook example of ethnic cleansing ", says Suu Kyi and the head of Myanmar's armed forces, Gen. Read More »

Whoever is president on February 8 will deliver SONA - Parliament

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Speaking to the Mail and Guardian an ANC insider close to Zuma reportedly said that the president has made it clear that he would not accept any decision influenced by any "counter-revolutionaries", including opposition parties. On the other hand, Zuma has become a liability and many members want the president to leave soon so the ANC, in power since the end of apartheid in 1994, can rebuild ahead of 2019 elections. Read More »

Clashes in Maldives as court orders politicians released

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Others freed by the Supreme Court include a former vice president, a former defence minister, the leaders of two minor opposition parties, a ruling party lawmaker, a judge, a former chief prosecutor and a prominent businessman. Maldives Attorney General Mohamed Anil has raised the government's concerns about the court ruling with the chief justice, given that the prisoners were convicted of offences such as terrorism, corruption, embezzlement and treason, a government statement said Friday. Read More »

Yoga twin hit on sister's boyfriend hours after her murder

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According to witness Chad Smith, the sisters were indeed arguing when he saw them speed by on the Hana Highway, a narrow ribbon of tropical beauty abutting the lush coast of Maui . A self-identified "minister", Bailey reportedly told he court that he had been living in his Jeep when he met Anastasia. Federico Bailey , the boyfriend of slain yoga teacher Anastasia Duval , in a photo from his Facebook page. Read More »

Overview of Budget 2018: Comprehensive analysis

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This was because the country is emerging from a slow-down triggered by the chaotic and disruptive implementation of the demonetization of banknotes 15 months ago and the new goods and services tax ( GST ) last summer. Gaurav Gupta, General Secretary CREDAI-Ghaziabad & Director, SG Estates said, "Union Budget 2018-19 has stressed a lot upon developing infrastructure and creating a pool of job opportunities". Read More »

Crutches, tears humanize North Korean threat in Trump speech

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There have been growing voices in the country saying that South Korea , the host of the upcoming Winter Olympic Games, needs more seats with permanent membership on the IOC. "Baskets with condoms will be placed at both men's and women's toilets at athletes' villages in PyeongChang and Gangneung, the main press center, the media village as well as medical centres", Olympic organizers have explained. Read More »

Selena Gomez Shows How to Sport a Pretty Dress Like a Tomboy

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An inside source revealed that the 25-year-old entertainer went to NY just after the New Year started and checked herself into an on-site rehab facility. Sel is looking great, and she is wearing a lovely navy wrap dress which she paired with some casual sneakers and a Louis Vuitton bag. And speaking of Jelena, things still seem to be going swimmingly between the pair after they were spotted together at a hockey game earlier this week in Los Angeles . Read More »

Trump's first State of the Union draws 46 million viewers

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Unsurprisingly, the State of the Union still boasts the best early numbers of its timeslot, though it does mark a small decline from a year ago. The center did a broader analysis based on cuts proposed in a Republican bill dubbed "Securing America's Future Act ", which in addition to ending the visa lottery and cutting back family-based immigration, would reduce the number of refugees and asylees admitted into the USA by more than half. Read More »

Antonio Conte will respect Chelsea contract even with rumours of Italy return

But Conte refuted any interest in such overtures, saying:... Chelsea had by that time had appointed Conte as the club's first team head coach as his country reached the quarter-finals of the competition. Conte may be offered a quick route back to management should he leave Stamford Bridge in the coming weeks and months, though, as he is in contention to succeed Giampiero Ventura as Italy boss. Read More »

USA disregards Odinga as Kenya's President

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Three journalists from NTV Kenya who had spent the night in their newsroom, fearing arrest from police encamped outside and after warnings that they would be taken in imminently as their lawyers took their cases to court, said they expected broadcasting to resume shortly, Reuters reported. Read More »

Stephen King Characters Unite in Castle Rock Super Bowl Trailer

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It's also a time for various movie studios and TV networks to compete for the most intriguing teasers and trailers aired during the commercial breaks. " Castle Rock " was created by Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason , and is produced by Shaw and Thomason, J.J. Abrams and Liz Glotzer. Also featuring André Holland ( The Knick ), Melanie Lynskey ( Togetherness ), Sissy Spacek ( Bloodline ), Jane Levy ( Suburgatory ) and Scott Glenn ( The Leftovers ), look for Castle Rock to hit Hulu ... Read More »

MEN IN BLACK Is Getting Completely Rebooted

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The Men in Black are coming back and now a director is on board for the reboot of one of the more popular movie franchises of the last 25 years. The Men In Black reboot might very well be happening with Straight Outta Compton's director, F. Read More »

Syrian regime targets E. Ghouta with gas: White Helmets

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The accusation comes a little more than a week after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley publicly denounced a chlorine gas attack that happened in January, pinning it on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Read More »

Three soldiers die in avalanche in J&K

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In December 2017, five soldiers had gone missing after an avalanche hit an army post in Gurez sector in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir . However, three soldiers succumbed at 92 base hospital Badamibagh, Srinagar . A soldier in seriously injured in the hospital and he is undergoing medical attention at a hospital in Srinagar . North Kashmir faces the maximum impact of avalanches. Read More »

Arab League warns against repercussions of decisions to violate Jerusalem

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Arab foreign ministers on Thursday called for the creation of a UN-backed "multilateral mechanism" to help revive the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees is asking Arab nations for financial support after the Trump administration cut tens of millions of dollars of aid money. Read More »

Notley suspends talks between Alberta and BC over electricity purchase

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According to constitutional law, Trudeau could pull rank and make the project expansion happen through legal sanctions, said Adams, but it's more likely that the dispute will be resolved in the courts. The B.C. government hasn't made any comment on Alberta's move to suspend talks. "This is not a dispute between B.C. and Alberta, it is a dispute between B.C. Read More »

Poland "using the Turkish way" by approving Holocaust law: historian

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More than 6,700 Poles - outnumbering any other nationality - have been honoured by Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial as "Righteous Among the Nations", a title given to non-Jews who stood up to the Nazis. "We want to fight against this falsehood". The Foreign Ministry slammed the bill, saying that it perceives it "with utmost gravity any attempt to challenge historical truth". Read More »

Four senior-most SC judges assigned important cases in new roster

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Sikri, S.A. Bobde, R.K. Agrawal, N.V. Ramana, Arun Mishra, A.K. Goel and Rohinton Nariman. "The Collegium is making the recommendation despite the fact that in the all-India seniority of high court judges, Justice Maheshwari stands below Justice Ramesh, since the latter on an earlier occasion had chosen to deny himself the Chief Justiceship of High Court", the five-judge Collegium-headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said in its resolution passed on January 10. Read More »

TDP calls meet over Budget

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The BJP's biggest ally in the South, the Telugu Desam Party , is "disappointed" that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's budget did not address the state's needs but the party won't opt out of the alliance yet, TDP sources said . A senior party functionary told TNM that they (Andhra) felt completely "ignored". The state had lined up a slew of infrastructure projects and a new capital to be built for which it had pinned hopes on getting commensurate financial assistance from the Centre this ... Read More »

'Black History Is American History'

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February 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 650 Barrows Hall: C. Riley Snorton, an associate professor of Africana Studies and feminist, gender and sexuality studies at Cornell University and visiting associate professor of American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California, will speak about his new book, Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity . Read More »

Dennis Smith Jr. to compete in 2018 Verizon Slam Dunk

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Oladipo has previous experience as he participated in the 2015 Slam Dunk Contest when he was still a member of the Magic. Thompson is one of four 2018 NBA All-Stars in the competition, along with the Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal , the Oklahoma City Thunder's Paul George and the Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry . Read More »

Sec. of State Rex Tillerson to speak at UT

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These dictatorships , which usurped power in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, led to some 60,000 deaths, thousands of disappearances and exiles, as well as the use of torture tactics. "President Maduro could choose to just leave", Tillerson said, explaining that the USA has not advocated for violent regime change . "By building out a more flexible and robust energy system in our Hemisphere we can power more economies with more affordable energy, we can lift more ... Read More »

Pakistan minister, wife found dead

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DIG-South Azad Khan claimed on Friday that Sindh's Minister for Planning & Development Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani committed suicide after killing his wife Fariha Razak at their residence in Karachi . Forensic experts gathered evidence from the crime scene while investigators also collected CCTV footages from the nearby cameras. On Wednesday, bodies of the sitting provincial lawmaker and his wife found in their house, located in Defence locality of Karachi , under mysterious circumstances. Read More »

Notification for Polls in Nagaland and Meghalaya issued

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He added, "If BJP or any other party decide to go with the election that will amount to betrayal". Govt is bound by the Constitution. "We believe that peaceful election in Nagaland will facilitate the ongoing peace talks & strengthen our commitment". Read More »

Groundhog Day: Should we put stock in Punxsutawney Phil's predictions?

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The groundhog's prediction is typically contained in a short poem, sometimes referencing current events or - when the nearby Pittsburgh Steelers are participating - a comment on the Super Bowl, which usually follows a few days later. "Unfortunately, there have been years where the president has misinterpreted what Phil said", former handler Ron Ploucha told pennlive .com "Because Phil's never wrong, Phil's prediction is 100 percent correct, and we blame the variants on the president's ... Read More »

Treasury lambastes Viceroy over Capitec report

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The share price strengthened on Tuesday afternoon to end the day 2.96% weaker. Capitec Chief Financial Officer Andre du Plessis told Reuters that immediately after becoming aware of the letter he called Benguela's CEO to acknowledge receipt of the letter and said he would respond by February 5, the deadline set by the fund manager for Capitec to respond. Read More »

LaMalfa was on train that crashed but is 'definitely OK'

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Rep. Devin Nunes, R-California, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. - Sen. James Lankford (@SenatorLankford) January 31, 2018Congressman Cole is on the train to West Virginia and has reported to us that he is okay. President Trump, who is also scheduled to travel to West Virginia on Air Force One for the Republican retreat Thursday, has been fully briefed and is receiving regular updates , Sanders said . Read More »