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Bangor University staff to remain on strike after pension deal rejected

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Warwick's UCU branch have stated that they will be opposing the deal. But when it put the proposed deal to union members it was met with outrage. Staff at 64 universities in the United Kingdom have been intermittently striking since 22 February against proposals to change the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) from a "defined benefit" scheme, which gives workers a guaranteed income in retirement, to a "defined contribution" scheme, in which pensions are subject to fluctuations in ... Read More »

Genes Affect Your Empathy Levels, Like Experiences Do

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The results reveal that while genes do have a role in the degree of empathy someone experiences, it isn't the only factor at play. The sample pool included more than 46,000 people, all customers of 23andMe. "The results suggest that the genetic variations associated with empathy also play a role in psychiatric conditions and psychological traits", the paper concludes. Read More »

Stormy Daniels Seeks New Judge in Trump Lawsuit

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Trump denies the affair . The alleged affair has become the latest distraction for Trump as he tries to advance his trade agenda and prepares for a proposed meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. She taped an interview with CBS News' 60 Minutes programme last week that has yet to be aired. "Time to buckle up", Clifford's attorney wrote. He contended Daniels always meant to remain silent, until Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, began giving interviews and bringing the matter to ... Read More »

Iraq lifts ban on intl flights to Kurdistan airports

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Al-Abadi described the move as "a gift to the people of Kurdistan", during a meeting aired on Iraqi state television and added that the central government would also release salaries for government employees in the Kurdish region ahead of the celebration of the Kurdish new year later this month. Read More »

Prosecutors to seek death penalty for Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz

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Florida prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Nikolas Cruz , the 19-year-old man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school last month, according to a notice of intent filed by Broward State Attorney Michael Satz . In an email on Tuesday, Finkelstein said Cruz is "immediately ready" to plead guilty in return for 34 consecutive life sentences. The only other penalty option for Cruz is life in prison with no possibility of parole. Read More »

Buhari will negotiate with Boko Haram to release 110 schoolgirls

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While the Chairman said some parents of freed Chibok Schoolgirls would be in the delegation to strengthen the faith and raise the hope of the GGSTC Dapchi missing Schoolgirls' parents that their daughters would one day return home safely. But we have been supporting, equipping, training and when we can provide information. Buhari explained to Tillerson, how his government plans to negotiate for the release of 110 girls abducted from a school in the northeastern town in February 2018, rather ... Read More »

Activists lineup thousands of children's shoes outside US Capitol lawn

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Per Mashable, some shoes belong to families who lost their kids to school shootings across the country, as well as notable celebrities like Alyssa Milano . That report found that approximately 1,300 children are killed by guns each and every year. The walkout has won the support of many school districts and civil rights organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union. Read More »

West Indies to play T20 series in Pakistan

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Karachi Kings skipper Imad Wasim was injured during the game against Lahore Qalandars on Sunday in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL). Pakistan has played virtually all its home series in the United Arab Emirates since then. Karachi will also host the PSL final on 25 March, while Lahore will host two play-off games on 20 and 21 March. "Good news! West Indies have agreed to play three T20 matches in Karachi on 1st, 2nd and 4th April", wrote the PCB chief on Twitter, adding: "CM Sindh ... Read More »

Gang member shot dead in court after he rushes witness stand

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As US District Judge Tena Campbell was escorted out of the courtroom, someone called 911 at the end of the released video. Angilau's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming the shooting was "particularly unreasonable, reckless and constitutionally excessive". Read More »

Twitter continues tirade against tweetdeckers, suspends several popular accounts

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Buzzfeed reported that numerous suspended accounts includes @Dory, @GirlPosts, @SoDamnTrue , @reiatabie , @commonwhitegiri , @teenagernotes , @finah , @holyfag, and @memeprovider . "To be clear: Twitter prohibits any attempt to use automation for the purposes of posting or disseminating spam, and such behavior may result in enforcement action", Roth wrote. Read More »

Jury Convicts Ex-Cuomo Aide In Mishmash Corruption Verdict

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Two of Percoco's three co-defendants in the trial were not convicted on any of the charges. A second executive with the company, Joseph Gerardi, was acquitted on all counts. State Senator and GOP candidate for Governor John DeFrancisco says testimony and evidence in the trial showed that when Percoco was off the state payroll for most of 2014, and managing Cuomo's re-election campaign, he continued to use his state offices and privileges, making 837 phone calls and meeting with other Cuomo ... Read More »

Canada: Trump speaks to Trudeau over phone, stresses on fast NAFTA deal

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In Trudeau's view, the US wasn't just helping Canada - it helped itself by refraining from slapping tariffs on its No. 1 supplier of both steel and aluminum. Trudeau's view has prominent support: A poll of leading economists from the University of Chicago has found rare unanimity on the topic, with a newly released survey Monday showing that zero per cent of economists surveyed believe tariffs will help Americans. Read More »

Knesset advances ultra-Orthodox enlistment bill as coalition deal clinched

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At a meeting on Sunday , influential rabbis reportedly made a decision to stick by the demand that a bill on the military exemption be approved before the budget is passed while rejecting compromise legislation that had been proposed. Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said he would resign if the budget did not pass in the Knesset's winter session, which ends on Sunday. Meanwhile, new polls released Monday showed that if elections were held today, Likud would remain in power with the same ... Read More »

Theni forest fire: Toll toches 10, CM orders probe

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palanisamy had on Monday said: "without permission, they embarked on a trekking expedition.Trekkers should climb hills only after taking the government's nod". In a significant move, it said it will procure additional blowers based on local needs to beat back any fires that may spring up in the State's forests. Read More »

UCLA vs. St. Bonaventure

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The Bruins rank 74th in assists per game (15.1) while the Bonnies rank 147th in assists allowed per game (13.5). Prior the loss over the weekend, Bonnies (25-7) won 13 straight and have won 25-games in a season to matched the school record set by the 1969-70 team, which went to the Final Four. Read More »

Pentagon still backs Iran nuclear deal

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The president told Netanyahu during their White House meeting last week that the three nations have only proposed "cosmetic changes" that don't go far enough, the news outlet reported on Sunday. The US president also threatened to withdraw the US from the agreement if it is not amended. The move is the latest in a series of measures by Washington aimed at dealing with one of the greatest diplomatic hurdles before Donald Trump's administration, to contain the regime in Iran while keeping up ... Read More »

Storm updates: Gearing up for an expected blizzard

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Widespread snow across the region is expected, according to the National Weather Service , with accumulations between 7-14 inches in New Hampshire depending on where you live - and up to 18 inches for those living in coastal areas. It is expected to changeover to wet snow before ending this evening. "Coastal flooding is also likely around times of high tide". "Rain showers and possible thunderstorms Tuesday will transition to mostly snow Wednesday ". Read More »

Kerala on High Alert as Depression along the Coast Deepens

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The decision to issue the alert was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here, an official release said. The well-marked low-pressure area over Equatorial Indian Ocean has intensified into a depression 390 km South-South-West of Thiruvananthapuram and is on course for another round of strengthening. Read More »

United Kingdom watchdog asks financial businesses to complete Brexit survey

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Best for Britain, a campaign group, says it plans to launch a lawsuit to secure a referendum on Britain's European Union withdrawal treaty. "For us this is not an Irish issue, it is a European issue". "And I do believe that rationality, common sense will win the day if we conduct ourselves with decorum and patience and I think therefore it's in all our interests to keep the temperature down". Read More »

Lawmakers opposed to Trump's tariffs look to courts to step in

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Several spoke of how excessive "dumping" of steel and aluminum imports had negatively affected their jobs and families. Lawmakers like Roberts fear retaliation from foreign nations on US exports, and agriculture is primed to take a hit. " Many businesses in states that carried [Trump] in the election, including manufacturers in the Rust Belt region, rely heavily on steel and aluminum imports", CNN reports . Read More »

Indications Myanmar cleansing Rohingyas — UN genocide adviser

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But it has drawn criticism for a take-off that has coincided with a rise in ethnically-charged hate speech and violence, particularly in Rakhine state. "And I'm afraid that Facebook has now turned into a beast, (instead of) what it was originally meant to be used (for) - maybe in other parts of the world too". Read More »

CRPF personnel martyred in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district

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The injured personnel are being evacuated by a helicopter to Raipur , the CRPF official said. Earlier on the day, Maoists had staged a similar attack but they fled after the CRPF personnel retaliated the fire. Sukma, considered one of the worst insurgency-hit regions of the state, has witnessed several dreaded attacks on security forces in the past, particularly in summer season during which rebels carry out an annual tactical counter offensive campaign. Read More »

Russian exile found dead in London in unexplained circumstances

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It added that there was "no evidence to suggest a link to the incident in Salisbury". A former senior Russian executive linked to late Kremlin opponent Boris Berezovsky has been found dead in London in unexplained circumstances, British and Russian media reported on Tuesday (Mar 13). Read More »

Texas high school students injured in Disney trip bus plunge

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WKRG-TV reported around 40 people suffered injuries - five of which were serious. Several hospitals were placed on alert for the injured. "We have one confirmed fatality", he said. The rest of the injured, including a Baldwin County deputy hurt during the extrication process, suffered minor wounds, he said. They were going home to Channelview, Texas, a community about 15 miles from Houston. Read More »

Two in hospital after suspicious package at Muslim MP office

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Parliament has received four such packages over the past 24 hours, police told Business Insider. "These letters are nothing short of a sick and cowardly attempt to divide our communities", Labour's Rosena Allin-Khan said in the debate following Qureshi's question. Read More »

Trump's Personal Assistant Fired Over Security Issue

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Other reports indicate the firing happened because he is under investigation for serious financial crimes. McEntee was escorted from the White House and was not allowed to collect his belongings. Trump's campaign hired him soon after he was sacked from his White House job. The White House did not comment on the firing. He made sure Trump was prepared when he met with people, delivered messages to the president in the residence portion of the White House. Read More »

Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Fired, Replaced By CIA Director Mike Pompeo

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Trump also announced that he picked the CIA's deputy director, Gina Haspel, to replace Pompeo as head of the agency. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson participates in the first meeting of the U.S. Yet the president appears to expect a deal with Kim on denuclearization. At 11:17AM ET (15:17 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rose 60.97 points, or 0.39 percent, to 15,665.76. Read More »

Aadhaar Linking Deadline Extended: 5 Developments So Far

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The advocates of Aadhaar opined that linking of UID to mobile phone numbers and bank accounts is in the welfare of the Indian citizens. The apex court had, on December 15 past year, extended the deadline for linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts and mobile phones to March 31. Read More »

SBI slashes non-maintenance charges of minimum balance by 75 per cent

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The move will benefit almost 25 crore of the bank's customers. Now, the AMB for customers in Metro and Urban centres have been reduced from a maximum of Rs. Of the 41 crore savings accounts with SBI, 16 crore accounts under PMJDY / BSBD and of pensioner/minors/social security benefit holders were already exempted from the feature. Read More »

REXIT: Trump Bumps Pompeo Up To State, Picks New CIA Director

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Gina Haspel, the deputy director of the CIA, will replace Pompeo if confirmed by the Senate, becoming the first female director of that agency. "I am grateful to President Trump for the opportunity, and humbled by his confidence in me, to be nominated to be the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency", Haspel said in a statement. Read More »

Paul Pogba Misses Man United Training Ahead of Sevilla Clash

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Manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly looking to lure three new players to Manchester United ahead of the 2018/19 season. The last-16 tie is delicately balanced at 0-0 after Mourinho resorted to type by concentrating on obtaining a clean sheet at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan three weeks ago. Read More »

We're In! Seminoles Selected To Play in NCAA Tournament

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The selection committee released its field Sunday night. Confetti rained from the heavens and streamers snaked through the air on Sunday in St. Louis as Kentucky claimed the Southeastern Conference Tournament crown. This team has already reached what most fans would say was their number one goal before the season, they've made the dance. Even though the vast majority of bracket projections had the Tigers safely in the field, pegged by most as an 8 or 9 seed, the players and coaches erupted ... Read More »