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Militants ambush army in Shopian, 3 soldiers, lady killed

Reinforcements were immediately rushed to surround the area and track the militants, the police said. Local sources put the number of injured at eight. The attack took place at around 2 am when the army's patrol party was on its way back. This is the fourth major attack on the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir in the past three weeks. Read More

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Image emerges of Kim Jong-Nam 'alive after attack'

Image emerges of Kim Jong-Nam 'alive after attack'

Police say they have identified the would-be burglar, but they haven't revealed who it is. "This is not just like shooting a movie". The investigation into the death of the exiled half-brother of North Korea's ruler Kim Jong Un is being carried out in an impartial manner, Malaysia's ambassador to Pyongyang has said. Read More

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BBC reveals new £20m Scottish channel

Announcing the project at the BBC's Scottish headquarters in Glasgow , Director-General Tony Hall said the channel was expected to launch in Autumn 2018. On the issue of the "Scottish six" - an hour-long news bulletin which would replace the existing United Kingdom news programme at 6pm and the Scottish bulletin at 6.30pm - the BBC said its current UK-wide show had "performed strongly in Scotland in recent years". Read More

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Syrian opposition asks for direct talks with regime

Syria's main opposition delegation on Wednesday asked for direct discussions with government representatives at the Geneva IV peace talks aimed at ending the six-year conflict by reaching a political solution. Since then, more than a quarter of a million people have been killed and upwards of 10 million displaced across the war-torn country, according to the UN. Read More

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Donald Trump Recruits HR McMaster As National Security Adviser

Donald Trump Recruits HR McMaster As National Security Adviser

The president made the announcement at his renowned Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. The position of national security adviser does not require Senate confirmation. McMaster's critique of the Johnson administration reminds us that one of the books Trump strategist Stephen Bannon suggested to some during Trump's transition to the White House: "The Best and the Brightest", David Halberstam's 1972 look into errors by the Kennedy administration that pulled the USA into Vietnam. Read More

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Avalanche buries mountain highway between Reno, Lake Tahoe

Avalanche buries mountain highway between Reno, Lake Tahoe

The weather service has records in Reno dating to 1888. Just one example-by early afternoon, the Nevada Highway Patrol says there were more than two dozen crashes on Interstate 80 and on highways in and around Reno. Monday. In the warning issued shortly after 12:35 p.m., the service urged residents to evacuate low-lying areas because the failure of the pond's earthen dam was "imminent" and could send 2 to 4 feet of water flowing into a nearby neighbourhood. Read More

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Ferry and train services stopped over unexploded bomb discovery

Ferry and train services stopped over unexploded bomb discovery

It was found at the head of a barge dredging the harbour which is part of ongoing preparations taking place for the arrival of the Royal Navy's new 65,000 tonne aircraft carrier. "But my team of Royal Navy divers are assessing the situation to work out how we can remove the bomb swiftly and safely with the help of the contractors, the Queen's Harbour Master, Hampshire Constabulary and our operations centre". Read More

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Kim Jong-nam killing: suspects smeared hands with poison

Kim Jong-nam killing: suspects smeared hands with poison

He sought help from an airport service desk before he died. The lady was moving away with her hands towards the bathroom. Four other suspects identified by police have left Kuala Lumpur and are now believed to be back in Pyongyang. Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said to the media in Kuala Lumpur today the medicolegal specimens were handed over to the investigating Police Office immediately after the post-mortem examination. Read More

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Gold steady as investors look for rate hike clues from Fed

Gold steady as investors look for rate hike clues from Fed

While some economic growth has occurred, Yellen and the Reserve could have pushed for more stimulus packages. "The Fed meets next in March, and if three rate hikes are to happen this year, as the Fed has signaled they may, then the March meeting must certainly be considered "live", said David Joy, Ameriprise chief market strategist, in a note. Read More

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A Japanese Zoo Euthanized 57 Monkeys Who Had 'Alien Genes'

A Japanese Zoo Euthanized 57 Monkeys Who Had 'Alien Genes'

The culling, however, was conducted after the city found them to be cross-breeds. Japanese law bans the possession and transportation of this species of monkey, as well as its use in crossbreeding. According to the Telegraph , the zoo operator held a memorial service for the monkeys at a nearby Buddhist temple. The fear is that if the invasive monkeys were to escape, they would reproduce in the wild and create an uncontrolled community. Read More

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Storm Doris: Newark braced for strong winds and heavy rain

Storm Doris: Newark braced for strong winds and heavy rain

The Met Office has issued an Amber National Severe Weather Warning for wind with gusts expected to reach 60-70 miles per hour in northern England and Wales with the chance of some isolated gusts of up to 80mph. The brunt of the deep low pressure system developing in the Atlantic is predicted to hit the United Kingdom on Thursday with Yorkshire & Humber expecting adverse weather from 6am. Read More

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'Catastrophic engine failure' to blame for Melbourne plane crash

'Catastrophic engine failure' to blame for Melbourne plane crash

According to state police assistant commissioner Stephen Leane, five people including the pilot died in the accident. Authorities have not identified the fourth passenger or the Australian pilot, who also died. president Donald Trump's "thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims" and that USA embassy and consulate officials would provide assistance as the investigation progressed. Read More

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Le Pen staff questioned in parliament jobs probe

But Le Pen's decision to cancel the meeting, rather than donning the scarf offered to her by one of the grand mufti's aides, has been labelled a media stunt. "The mufti's office regrets this inappropriate behaviour in such meetings". All of the suspects - including Ms Le Pen - now face imminent criminal charges. Read More

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South Sudan warns of hundreds of thousands facing famine

South Sudan warns of hundreds of thousands facing famine

Starvation was formally declared on Monday in parts of South Sudan, which has been mired in civil war since 2013. Problems have been building in South Sudan for months following drought and a prolonged civil war. (Vatican Radio) A religious sister has described how children are dying from lack of food in war-torn South Sudan where a starvation has been declared. Read More

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Malaysia accuses N.Korea embassy in Kim assassination

Malaysia accuses N.Korea embassy in Kim assassination

They say the airport attack is one of the most weird cases in the books and question how the two women could walk away unscathed after deploying an agent potent enough to kill Mr Kim before he could even reach hospital. The women must have been framed as they would have died if they had carried the poison in their hands, the ambassador claimed. A strong opioid compound could also have been liquidised, though that would likely have incapacitated the victim immediately. Read More

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Why does Putin need a psychological dossier on Trump?

In the months following Donald Trump's election, Russian media fell hard for their brash new beau. Flynn's deception was notable because it suggested he had something to hide. News of the seven-page "portrait" came Monday (Feb. 20) after former Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Fedorov shared with NBC News that Putin's team wants to get inside the mind of the president . Read More

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Hundreds rescued from California floodwaters in San Jose

Hundreds rescued from California floodwaters in San Jose

Raul Aladorre measures the water depth on Brookwood as the swollen Coyote Creek floods the street near his home on 22nd Street in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. According to Liccardo, an estimated 500 households, which include roughly 60 multi-unit apartment complexes, were impacted by the rising water. "We've got all hands on deck right now", Liccardo said. Read More

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UN Syria envoy not expecting breakthrough at Geneva talks

UN Syria envoy not expecting breakthrough at Geneva talks

No, I am not expecting a breakthrough", de Mistura told reporters on the eve of UN-brokered negotiations in Geneva , adding that he hoped this round could lead to further talks on a political solution to the six-year conflict. "I'm not expecting an immediate breakthrough from this negotiation, but the beginning of a series of rounds that will be able to go much more in depth into the substantive issues", he said. Read More

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Brexit bill will be 'hefty'

He said the United Kingdom needed to try to negotiate the "biggest free trade agreement ever struck" that should be "unprecedentedly good and bespoke". Speaking about European Union citizens in the United Kingdom, including Latvian citizens, the minister said that the country wants to achieve the best, most civilized and responsible solution in this respect. Read More

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State Trooper says he barely survived attack

State Trooper says he barely survived attack

The first man has been identified as Michael Scott Barber, 21, of Gobles. According to state police, Guild tried to stop a motorcycle that Barber was driving south on US 31 Bypass near Matthew Road for speeding Monday morning. Two passersby stopped and ran to help Guild. Their names will be released once they are arraigned, police said. Guild was treated at a nearby hospital for a compressed throat and injuries to his face, but didn't require hospitalization. Read More

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Morgue Holding Kim Jong Nam's Body Has Break-In Attempt, Increases Security

Morgue Holding Kim Jong Nam's Body Has Break-In Attempt, Increases Security

At least one of the women has said she was tricked into attacking Kim Jong Nam, believing she was taking part in a comedy prank TV show. If not, "we will compel them to come to us", he said. The statement questioned how the women would still be alive if they had a poisonous substance on their hands. "So far, we have not received any DNA samples or dental records (from Jon-nam's next-of-kin) to identity the victim", he said. Read More

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Internet shreds Trump for bragging about himself at African-American history museum

The FBI said it was joining with the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division to investigate "possible civil rights violations in connection with threats". The President said , "I also want to thank Sen". Attendees to Trump's February 1 event marking Black History Month at the White House were mostly friendly pastors and the White House's black staff members. Read More

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Headscarves now permitted in Turkish army

Headscarves now permitted in Turkish army

It will also apply to female cadets. Several Turkish news agencies reported the lifting of the ban under the headlines: "the end of an era". The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has long pressed for the removal of restrictions on women wearing the headscarf in the officially secular state. Read More

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North Korea diplomat wanted over Kim killing: Malaysia

North Korea diplomat wanted over Kim killing: Malaysia

Police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said that an embassy official and a state airline employee are wanted for questioning in the case of Kim Jong Nam, who died last week at Kuala Lumpur International Airport after an apparent poisoning. Authorities are seeking eight others, including the two announced on Wednesday. Three suspects detained in connection with the alleged murder of a man thought to be Kim Jong-nam should be "immediately released", the North Korean embassy in Malaysia said on ... Read More

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Bono Is a Big Mike Pence Fan

During their encounter, which came after Pence spoke at the conference, Bono acknowledged that Pence, while an IN congressman, helped get the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ( PEPFAR ) passed IN 2003 and then renewed IN 2008. That's how we know Bono is the real deal. While he was an IN congressman, Pence supported the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which was passed IN 2003 and then renewed IN 2008. Read More

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Le Pen in Lebanon controversy over headscarf refusal

Le Pen in Lebanon controversy over headscarf refusal

Fillon is under investigation for paying his wife 500,000 euros for a job some claim never existed, while Macron was heavily criticised for calling the colonisation of Algeria a "crime against humanity". French law now bans headscarves for high school pupils and those in public service. "Rising support for Le Pen is likely to keep upward pressure on French bond yields, and this political risk premium could weigh further on the euro". Read More

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French military training eagles to kill drones

French military training eagles to kill drones

Everything they have been exposed to is anti-drone oriented. Once they snatch the copter out of the sky and bring it back, they pick up their reward of fresh meat. Something tells me the site of four angry eagles decked out in Kevlar armor might be enough to make even a soulless drone reconsider its decisions. Read More

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Unilever to conduct review of strategic options

Unilever to conduct review of strategic options

Capital World Investors now owns 35,434,850 shares of the company's stock worth $3,135,276,000 after buying an additional 4,805,207 shares in the last quarter. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $88.87 and a 200-day moving average price of $87.34. The stock's average true range of stands at 2.11, while the relative strength index is 65.21. Read More

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We want to remain in NAFTA: Champagne

President Donald Trump's promise to renegotiate NAFTA and have Mexico pay for a wall along the USA southern border have become central issues in the agenda of the new administration. "He was very positive on both scores", Mulroney said. Trade relations with the USA are critical to Canada. As President Trump has tweeted, "Mexico is killing us at the border and killing us on jobs and trade". Read More

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Pochettino knows from kick-off if Spurs will struggle

Pochettino knows from kick-off if Spurs will struggle

Kane, however, stressed that Spurs want to win the Europa League and said the competition was special to him after he scored five goals in four starts in his breakthrough 2014-15 season. "Win or lose is another thing", Pochettino said when asked about what team he would put out tomorrow. 'Tottenham will go on and win the Premier League in the next three or four years'. Read More

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