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Turkey ramps up assault on Kurdish enclave in Syria

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Syrian government troops entered a key town in the rebel enclave of eastern Ghouta late Wednesday amid heavy bombardment, a UK-based monitor said . "At least 25 civilians including three children were killed on Wednesday, majority in regime air strikes and others in Russian raids on an area controlled by Faylaq al-Rahman", a rebel group, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said. Read More »

Texas Southern, NC Central both seeking 1st tourney win

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The Orange prevailed in a matchup of teams that started fast and then faded onto the tournament bubble. The Eagles earned a spot in the 2018 NCAA Tournament after earning the automatic qualifier from the MEAC. Live streaming for the First Four is available via NCAA March Madness Live . "We actually made history today for the university", Jefferson said in the postgame press conference. Read More »

Gunman shoots 2 at Birmingham hospital before shooting self, police say

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H.R. Watson of Birmingham Fire and Rescue told news reporters one victim was in critical condition with multiple wounds. They located the two victims and then proceeded to search the hospital. Police say the scene is secure and authorities issued an "all clear" alert about 7.45 pm after ordering students to shelter-in-place. The second victim was reportedly treated at the hospital where the shooting occurred. Read More »

House vote nears on GOP bill easing use of unproven drugs

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Dozens of patient-advocacy groups opposed the bill in a letter to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi this week. Thirty-eight states have passed right-to-try laws, and a federal law would block the government from preventing patients from taking advantage of them. Read More »

Ford recalling 1.38 mn sedans over steering defect

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One person was injured. They may not maintain torque over time, which means the bolt could loosen. Any action carried out on affected vehicles will be free of charge. Via Ford's press release, the safety recall has occurred due to the risk of a possible clutch plate fracture . The replacement will be done at no cost to customers. Read More »

Mattis in Kabul, says Taliban might be interested in talks

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Pentagons chief spokesperson Dana White said that Mattis praised Ghanis recent offer to negotiate with the Taliban without preconditions. Meanwhile, former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the main objective of mounting military pressure against the Taliban on the battlefields is to put pressure on the group to endorse a political settlement to the conflict. Read More »

Georgian Former President Saakashvili deported to Poland

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All this shows is how weak they are. Video footage of Mikheil Saakashvili , Georgia's former president and ex-governor of Odessa region, being detained in Kiev has appeared on social networks. He had previously been deprived of his Georgian citizenship. Saakashvili, who ruled Georgia for nine years until 2013, denies the charges, which he says are politically motivated. Read More »

'No evidence' of gunfire on Northwestern campus: cops

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Evanston police told the Daily Northwestern that someone called and reported that he had shot his girlfriend near the intersection where the dorm is located. A large number of police officers and other emergency services have responded to the scene. "We're still treating this as an active investigation". Read More »

NY could be victim of Trump tariffs after European Union retaliation

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While Trump has called China "helpful" in dealing with North Korea, his 2016 campaign focused on pulling out of global trade deals that he sees as detrimental to US interests. They have also said the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) has unfairly given preferential treatment to China at the expense of the United States economy, a charge that WTO officials have largely rejected. Read More »

Marans, 5 others cleared by court in illegal telephone exchange case

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When their discharge petitions came up for hearing before XIV additional special court for CBI cases in the morning, special judge S. Natarajan posted the matter to 2.30 pm for pronouncing verdict on their plea. More than 700 high-end telecom lines, having PRA/BRA/ISDN leased line, were installed under the service category. However, the brothers, with these legal reliefs, are expected to play a significant role in the DMK in the near future. Read More »

PM Trudeau shows support for steel workers, says Canada protecting industry

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The U.S. government has been dropping hints that the decision to excuse Canada and Mexico from tariffs on steel and aluminum might only be temporary, and somehow dependent on the result of trade negotiations. Earlier in the day several politicians joined the Prime Minster at a roundtable discussion where Trudeau listened to industry leaders and union representatives. Read More »

Oklahoma plans to resume executions, with inert gas or nitrogen

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Executions could resume no earlier than the end of the year. The state has had a history of botched executions and a full review was ordered after the 2015 execution of Richard Glossip was called off at the last moment when prison officials discovered they had the wrong drug to kill him. Read More »

Despite cold, dark, Finland tops 2018 global happiness index

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The report was produced by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and edited by three economists: Dr. Sachs, the network's director and a professor at Columbia University; John F. In fact, this list's leaders may have shuffled a bit - but, as the report explains, "the top ten positions are held by the same countries as in the last two years". Read More »

UP, Bihar Bypolls: BJP Lost in All Three Lok Sabha Seats

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He added that these results indicate that the 'Modi Wave' of 2014 has vanished with the hardline rule of Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Hindu Yuva Vahini founder Yogi Adityanath . The Phulpur seat saw the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party combine win with a margin of almost 60,000 votes. In Maharashtra, Shiv Sena has already declared that it is parting BJP's company before the Lok Sabha polls. Read More »

South Africa rebukes Australian minister for white farmer comments

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Australia is considering fast-tracking visas for white South African farmers so they can flee their "horrific circumstances" for a "civilised country". "I do think on the information that I've seen, people do need help, and they need help from a civilised country like ours", Mr Dutton said. He indicated that those wanting to leave may be able apply under an "in-country persecution" visa category, or through a refugee-humanitarian programme. Read More »

Trump's steel, aluminum trade tariffs, Mar 12

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Mrs Malmstrom's comments, however, came after Mr Trump accused the Brussels bloc of treating the United States "very badly on trade" and threatened to tax German cars. China accounts for only a small fraction of United States steel imports, but its massive industrial expansion has helped create a global glut of steel that has driven down prices. Read More »

Seth Rich's Parents Sue Fox News Over Retracted Story

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The article linked Rich to the leak of the emails to WikiLeaks, but the USA intelligence community said in October 2016 that the Russian government was behind the hacks. "Within hours, however, the Fox News story fell apart when Wheeler, who is now suing Fox News over the story, told CNN he had no evidence to suggest Rich had contacted Wikileaks before his death", CNN reported . Read More »

Jeremy Maclin hits free agency after being released by Baltimore Ravens

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Needing to boost their depth at wide receiver, the Baltimore Ravens have reportedly agreed to a deal with Ryan Grant . More moves by the Ravens are expected. Assuming their isn't a large market for Maclin, the Eagles might be able to land Maclin for the veteran minimum, money that might be well spent on the veteran receiver if he is open to coming back to Philadelphia. Read More »

Porn star raising funds for legal expenses in Trump disclosure fight

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Most recently, Daniels made an offer to return the $130,000 in exchange for the freedom to speak her truth. In addition to the fundraiser, Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti has kept up a public relations offense, raising awareness of her lawsuit against President Trump in frequent TV appearances and social media posts . Read More »

Free for all in Gujarat Assembly

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However, Madam refused to give in and other legislators from his party, Ambrish Der and Virji Thumar, rushed towards the well of the House. The speaker suspended both the MLAs for the day and ordered that they be marshalled out. "In fact, later when we were out of the House, Congress MLA Baldev Thakor threatened to break my legs". According to reports, Dudhat, who represents Savarkundla seat, used his belt targeting Nikol MLA Panchal. Read More »

Blocking IPP signing a 'delay tactic' nothing more - Yelland

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In what came as a relief to the renewable energy industry last week, energy minister Jeff Radebe announced the long-awaited 27 renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) projects will finally be signed on Tuesday. In his response, Radebe said nothing prevented Eskom and IPPs from signing the agreements. He said that coal is a dying industry that is constantly facing challenges and bleeding jobs. Read More »

West Ham can dodge a bullet by avoiding Andre Gomes

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So what I do is I don't talk to anyone, I don't annoy anyone. "It annoys me when they say that I can do a lot of good things because I ask myself why I'm not doing them". "This is not something I have not come across before in my career, as a player or a coach". "We work with him as well as all the professionals at the club.Everyone has a personalised programme and Gomes is no exception". Read More »

Russell Westbrook Reaches NBA Triple-Double Milestone

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The next active player who has the most triple-doubles is LeBron James , who has played seven more years than Westbrook and has 69 in his career. However, the Thunder did already report that George would be reevaluated Wednesday once the team returned home to Oklahoma City, so another update will still likely come once that evaluation has been completed. Read More »

Killed, Several Injured In Lahore Blast; Police Suspected To Be Target

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The area deputy inspector general police, Haider Ashraf , told reporters a religious congregation of about 60,000 people was underway in the Raiwind area and the bomber on a motorbike meant to attack the worshipers. Defunct Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack. President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussian has condemned Raiwind suicide blast while Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif have directed authorities to ... Read More »

Bangladesh court grants bail to former PM Khaleda Zia

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Zia, who entered politics in the mid-1980s after her military dictator husband was assassinated in an abortive coup, also faces dozens of separate charges related to violence and corruption. The court also sentenced Zia's son, Tarique Rahman, and four others to 10 years in prison for involvement in the case. Tarique, who is in the United Kingdom now, and Mominur Rahman, nephew of late president Ziaur Rahman, are still shown as fugitives in the case documents. Read More »

The internet can't get over this Chinese journalist's dramatic eye-roll

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An eye-roll can say a lot, or even too much, according to mainland China's online censors. As the question about China's Belt and Road infrastructure project dragged on for 45 seconds, Liang grimaced, glanced sideways to give the woman dressed in red a disbelieving once-over, and concluded with a majestic, head-turning eye-roll. Read More »

Yellow weather warning issued for rain tonight

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A spokesman for the Met Office said: "High pressure over Scandinavia will feed a very cold easterly airstream across the country during this weekend". According to the Met Office, snow showers are likely, and the snow could settle, disrupting the roads and public transport services. Cold air from the Arctic is heading to the United Kingdom - and we're set to see more snow and ice in the region this weekend. Read More »

FBI's McCabe Expected to Be Fired This Week

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The New York Times reports that an internal recommendation has been given to Sessions arguing that McCabe deserves to be fired. It's likely he'll take the recommendation because it would be hard for Sessions, who has promised to go after leakers, to be perceived as looking the other way on leaks. Read More »

University, borough business close for winter storm, postpone events

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One to two inches of snow were expected north of I-85 across the northern Piedmont, in Vance and Warren counties. Areas affected include: Sullivan County, Tennessee and Lee, Wise, Scott, Russell and Washington counties in Virginia. Drivers should expect roads to be slippery and visibility to be limited at some points Monday and Tuesday . The most intense snow showers will be along Lake Huron. Read More »

Sunny skies in Boulder today with a high of 55

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Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 5 to 7 miles per hour in the afternoon. A brief warm spell was forecast this week in the Council Bluffs-Omaha area, with precipitation chances increasing by Thursday night . Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Chance of precipitation is 80%. High winds and dust in the air can make for unsafe driving conditions and might cause issues for residents with respiratory diseases, the weather service said. Read More »

Power outages remain a problem after storm

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A nor'easter that could bring blizzard conditions and almost 2 feet of snow to some areas of New England quickly intensified Tuesday morning, covering highways with snow and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands. "If I lost power, we'd (still) celebrate Mass", Healey said. The officer behind the wheel drives up to the fallen tree to show it stretching across Bournedale Road. Read More »

Netflix hit The Crown paid its queen less than her prince

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Actress Olivia Colman, who won a Golden Globe award for her work in " The Night Manager ", will take over for Foy's character as Queen Elizabeth, while the new Prince Philip is yet to be cast. So, for that matter, has Smith, 35, and nearly the entire cast. Neither Foy nor Smith have commented on the recent revelations and there's every possibility that they were unaware of what went in each other's pockets anyway. Read More »