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Will quit NDA, says Jitan Ram Manjhi

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Recently, the former chief minister had expressed a wish that his party be allowed to contest the by-poll from the Jehanabad Assembly seat, but withdrew the demand following an alleged cold response from the BJP. He, later on, joined the Janata dal and then the RJD under Lalu Yadav. The Congress also welcomed Manjhi to the alliance. Following his thorny relation with JD (U) and his decision to float his party, he has gained an aura of a rebellious representative of the Dalits in the state. Read More »

Cabinet reshuffle: Ramaphosa listened to us‚ says SACP

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During Zuma's nine-year tenure, South Africa grappled with weak growth, ballooning national debt, depressed investor confidence and record unemployment. The opposition Democratic Alliance party said Ramaphosa choosing Mabuza "undermines the integrity of his stated commitment to fight corruption and rebuild from the tatters of the Zuma decade". Read More »

Threats at Northwest High School

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Police said the threats were unfounded and the student did not attempt to obtain weapons or hurt anyone. In the meantime, the high school held normal hours but included increased security in the wake of the threats. A high school in Kansas City was closed to visitors on Tuesday after administrators were made aware of racist threats being leveled against its black students. Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Reforms aimed at 'cancer' of corruption

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Mohammed bin Salman's visit to Britain, France and the U.S. next week will be the most exhaustive foreign tour since he took up in July past year. They are calling on Theresa May to tackle the Crown Prince over his country's human rights record, as well as to suspend UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia amid the kingdom's military action in Yemen, Sky news reported . Read More »

Lebanese PM visits Riyadh for 1st time since shock 'resignation'

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Hariri arrived in Saudi Arabia Wednesday in his first visit to the kingdom since his resignation - later put on ice - which was announced from Riyadh in November. Relations between the two countries have been strained by the competing influences in Lebanon of regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran. Saudi Arabia accused Hezbollah, a member of Hariri's government, of being a proxy force for Shia Iran, an arch foe of the oil-rich kingdom. Read More »

Buffon to carry on for Italy

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The 40-year-old announced his retirement after Italy failed to qualify for this year's World Cup in Russian Federation following their play-off defeat to Sweden in November. OK, call me whatever you want, but as far as I am concerned I am the national team CT (Commissario Tecnico) and the title you want to give me is the last of my problems. Read More »

Bush Pays Tribute To Billy Graham

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Mourners of all races, young and old, some in suits and some in T-shirts and flip-flops, walked through the parlor where Graham's closed casket lay on a black pedestal. Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all North Dakota government agencies to fly the US and state flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday as a mark of respect for the memory of Billy Graham . Read More »

Prezzo closures put 1500 jobs at risk

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It is thought the moves will place several hundred roles at risk. The chain, owned by the United States private equity group TPG Capital, hopes to engineer a turnaround plan echoing steps taken by the burger chain Byron and Jamie's Italian to keep themselves afloat. Read More »

Trump names 2020 campaign chief

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President Donald Trump has only just completed his first year in the White House, but he is already looking ahead to a 2020 re-election campaign, tapping Brad Parscale to get the ball rolling. The President himself endorsed Mitt Romney's run for the Senate seat in the state of Utah. He knew the candidate and his family from working for the Trump Organisation for several years - designing websites and helping develop a digital strategy for the NY mogul's businesses. Read More »

Starbucks trials extra 5p charge for takeaway coffee cups

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Starbucks, which already offers discounts for those using a reusable cup, said its research found nearly half of customers said they plan to carry one. We're excited to be working on this initiative with Starbucks to find out if this is the case on the high street and to discover what else will encourage people to use reusable cups'. Read More »

CM Fadnavis unveils new FoB at Elphinstone Road

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But the government will have to be pro-active in ensuring the upkeep of these and other foot over bridges in Mumbai and conduct regular audits to avoid Elphinstone Road like incident in future. Emphasising that the Indian Railways has adopted a holistic and integrated approach towards passenger service, Goyal said the construction of 56 more FOBs has been sanctioned and is expected to be completed in the next 12 months. Read More »

16.5 per cent polling in Meghalaya till 9.30 am

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The chief minister is contesting from two seats. Voting for the 60-member assembly in Meghalaya has begun on Tuesday morning amid tight security arrangements. A total of 18,09,918 electors, including 9,13,701 females, will be eligible to exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 361 candidates - including 32 women - across 3,025 polling stations. Read More »

Wednesday forecast: Patchy drizzle with a wide range in temperatures

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Expect sunny skies with temps climbing into the mid 50s again. The rain chances will start in the west early this morning and spread out as we head through the day. It will be a calm and cool night ahead as temperatures drop into the upper 30s under mostly clear skies. Our high temperatures on Monday will be in the lower to mid 40s. Read More »

Stacey Dash Of 'Clueless' Files To Run For Congress

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Hillary Clinton received 83 percent of the vote there in the 2016 presidential election, and Barack Obama won similar shares in 2008 and 2012. She has not issued an official statement regarding his Congress run, but she did tease it on Twitter earlier this month. Read More »

BSE turns competitive, waives off equity transaction charges on Sensex stocks

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PSU banks continued to underperform, falling 0.70%, whereas private banks closed 1.86% higher. At 9:28 am, the Sensex was up 146 points at 34,592 while Nifty traded at 10,622, up 39 points. Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services said: "Market is gradually recovering from the lost ground supported by positive global cues". Read More »

San Diego basketball coach arrested in Oakland on domestic violence charges

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San Francisco police were dispatched to the Toreros' team hotel on Saturday night after reports of a domestic violence disturbance. San Diego head coach Lamont Smith was reportedly arrested over the weekend over an assault incident. The Toreros are the No. 6 seed in the WCC Tournament and will take on No. 3-seed BYU on Saturday in Las Vegas. They won Saturday night's game at San Francisco, 64-61. Read More »

US Threatens Unilateral Action Against Iran After Russia UN Veto

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Britain's United Nations delegation, which drafted the vetoed resolution , had sought to secure Russia's support by removing language condemning Iran for allegedly allowing the transfer of Iranian arms to the Shi'ite rebels as well as removing any threat of United Nations action over the alleged embargo violations. Read More »

Team USA looking for answers after Winter Olympics

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In a February 25 statement carried by North Korea's official KCNA news agency earlier in the day, the country's foreign minister denounced new sanctions imposed on North Korea days earlier by U.S. North Korea has condemned the new sanctions and accused Washington of trying to undermine the improvement in inter-Korean relations. Members of the North Korean cheerleading squad that charmed Winter Olympics viewers are being forced into sex slavery by the country's top politicians, a defector ... Read More »

Erdogan under fire for wishing martyrdom on crying 6-year-old girl

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The girl appeared to be sobbing as she walked towards the podium. "If she becomes a martyr, God willing, she will be wrapped with it", he said after calling her onstage. "Children should never be in the shadow of weapons and should not be the face of wars". Erdogan has previously said he wants to raise a "pious generation". Read More »

Norway Plans To Spend $12.7 Million Improving The Global Seed Vault

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The delivery raises to 1,059,646 the overall number of unique crop varieties deposited in the so-called " doomsday vault " since it opened on February 26, 2008 with the aim of providing a "fail-safe seed storage facility, built to stand the test of time and the challenge of natural or man-made disasters". Read More »

Keep Your Heart's Health With Two Great Diets

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Both diets reduced body fat and overall weight by the same amount.Those on the vegetarian diet had greater reductions in LDL cholesterol but Mediterranean dieters achieved greater reductions in triglycerides. Half the group followed a Mediterranean diet, while the other started on a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet that included dairy and eggs for three months. Read More »

Canada: Patrick Brown quits Ontario PC leadership race

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Brown tweeted last evening that he was dropping out of the race because he says that his family and friends are being targeted by his political foes and the big, bad media. But one campaign official said the final straw was the harassment of his family, especially the effect on his mother. "It has become increasingly clear that I cannot continue to try to dedicate my full attention to both missions at once", said Brown in his statement . Read More »

Florida school massacre survivor who was shot 3 times 'grateful' she's alive

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Maddy's doctors explained during the press conference that it's possible she might not have made it if they took her to the hospital further away. "And then", Ojeda said, "we just went back to work". Laz Ojeda could follow guidance to rush the high school student to a hospital 30 miles away, where policy dictates most child patients should go. Ojeda said he rubbed Maddys chest as she lay in the back of the ambulance and asked her age. Read More »

West Virginia teacher's work stoppage continues Tuesday

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Schools in all of West Virginia's 55 counties have been closed since last Thursday when the work stoppage began and was initially considered to be a two-day walkout. Public employees are fed up with PEIA. The teachers, represented by the American Federation of Teachers, the West Virginia Education Association and the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association, want Gov. Read More »

USA embassy to move to Jerusalem in May

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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for "fulfilling your promise to bring the U.S. embassy home to Jerusalem, the eternal, united capital of the Jewish people". Also on February 23, USA officials told The Associated Press that the Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of the new embassy. Read More »

Pakistan's ruling party picks ousted PM's brother Shahbaz Sharif as president

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Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's brother and Punjab Province Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif is likely to become the interim president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Despite Nawaz Sharif's legal woes, the 68-year-old has maintained a tight grip on the party. The Sharif clan and their supporters have repeatedly denied allegations of corruption, suggesting Nawaz is the victim of a conspiracy driven by Pakistan's powerful military establishment. Read More »

ICE Spokesman: Sanctuary cities 'not immune from federal law'

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Immigration attorney Luis Angel Reyes Savalza, however, said groups that help immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area had to scramble to reach out to immigrant communities and remind them of available help. The agency said only that its officers "conduct targeted enforcement operations on a daily basis". California has also become something of a battleground against the Trump administration's promise to crackdown on illegal immigration. Read More »

Massive win for BJD in bypoll to influence 2019, says Naveen Patnaik

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The BJP may place it as continuation of the trend in three-tier panchayat elections in February past year when it emerged as the main opposition party, reducing the Congress to a distant third space. Ashok Panigrahi was the BJP candidate and Pranay Sahu the Congress pick for Bijepur. Rita was inducted into BJD in September 23, last year. Security had been tightened following recent incidents of violence, including an attack on the brother of state Labour Minister Susanta Singh ahead ... Read More »

Dolly Parton Literacy Efforts: 100 Millionth Book Donated

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Parton started the Imagination Library 23 years ago in honor of her father. The storytime reading will take place at the Library of Congress' Young Readers Center in the Thomas Jefferson Building at 10:30 a.m. "I always like to say that 100 million books have led to 100 million stories ". She read to them from her children's book " Coat of Many Colors ", and even sang some of the words, her ideal voice echoing through the great hall. Read More »

Hizb-ul-Mujahedin militant killed, cop hurt in J&K's Tral

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This content is restricted to site members. The injured police personnel was shifted to Army hospital while as Chopan's body was handed over to his legal heirs after autopsy. One Chinese Pistol was recovered from the dead body of the killed militant, and police is investigating hwo he managed to get Pistol inside the lockup. Read More »

Jacinda Ardern: 'creepy' interview with pregnant New Zealand PM sparks outrage

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Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Ardern responded to a question asking if she thought the interview was sexist. The line of questioning at times appeared to leave Ardern and Gayford visibly uncomfortable, especially when Wooley announced that there was one, "really important political question I have to ask and that is what is the date that the baby is due?" Another said she was disgusted at Wooley's "sexist comments" and was left wondering if there would be any focus on ... Read More »

Missing CDC scientist: What we know now

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When they arrived, they found the house and the garage were locked, and two windows were open, according to the Times . Four times, the parents of a missing doctor with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been told that a body has been found. Read More »