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This Day in Trump, Day 35: Mixed messages about deportation policies

This Day in Trump, Day 35: Mixed messages about deportation policies

Donald Trump declared during a White House meeting that there was a "military operation" underway to deport undocumented American immigrants. Tillerson and Videgaray in Mexico City, on February 23. Returning these people to Mexico could create a significant problem for the Mexican government as it would then be responsible for sending people back to their home countries in Central America. Read More

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Doomsday-proof vault in the Arctic receives a major deposit of seeds

The "doomsday" seed vault on the Arctic island of Svalbard received a deposit of 50,000 new seeds Wednesday from collections around the world to keep them safe in case a global disaster destroys food crops. Located under the snow in the remote Arctic on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is meant to operate as a master backup to seed banks around the world in case of catastrophe. Read More

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Australia's 'biggest ever' antivenom dose saves boy bitten by funnel web spider

The family reacted immediately, rushing Matthew, with his T-shirt being used as a compression bandage, to an out of hours chemists where paramedics then rushed him to Gosford Hospital for the anti-venom treatment. Faulkner praised the quick-thinking of Mitchell. The spider was captured and taken to the Australian Reptile Park, a wildlife park which will milk its venom for use in future rescues. Read More

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VX nerve agent found on Kim Jong-Nam face: Malaysia police

Malaysian authorities are planning on sweeping the global airport and other locations for radioactive material, the police chief said, after it was confirmed Kim was killed by a VX nerve agent , a highly toxic chemical. The revelation that the VX nerve agent killed Kim has heightened speculation that North Korea had dispatched a hit squad to kill the older half brother of Kim Jong Un. Read More

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Klopp blow as pair rated as major doubts for Leicester City clash

Klopp blow as pair rated as major doubts for Leicester City clash

Klopp is pleased by the fact that Liverpool have done well in the big matches but at the same time, now wants his players to deliver strong performances against the smaller teams as well. "We played in La Manga - an internal game but it was a proper game - and we had sessions", he told reporters . Liverpool have won more away games against reigning Premier League champions than any other side (8). Read More

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BSF sends back Pakistani man who inadvertently entered India

BSF sends back Pakistani man who inadvertently entered India

A Commandant-Wing Commander flag Level meeting was held at Border Out Post (BoP) Pansar on BSF's request in Kathua sector along International Border (IB) yesterday. The spokesperson said the meeting was held in a cordial manner and ended with exchange of candies from both sides, who agreed to maintain peace and tranquility on the International Border. Read More

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Armenians, Azerbaijanis Trade Accusations Over Karabakh Fighting

On February 25-26, 1992, the Armenian armed forces, together with the 366th infantry regiment of the former Soviet troops, stationed in Khankendi, committed an act of genocide against the population of the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly. The Azerbaijani side suffered losses as a result of clashes. The clashes were some of the heaviest in the region since fighting previous year saw about 75 soldiers from both sides killed. Read More

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USA axes N. Korea talks after Kim murder

USA axes N. Korea talks after Kim murder

Malaysia on Thursday requested Interpol to put an alert out to apprehend four North Korean suspects in the murder. The nature of the substance, and the fact that the police believe several North Korean suspects are thought to be heavily involved, points the finger more squarely towards the regime having a hand in the incident. Read More

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Fair Work decision good or bad?

Sunday pay for full-time hospitality workers will be cut to 150% from 175%. The PSA has urged pharmacy owners to continue paying their employee pharmacists above award rates. Colin Barnett has vowed to emulate the Fair Work Commission's decision to slash penalty rates for nearly one million Sunday workers, putting industrial relations at the centre of the State election campaign. Read More

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Silva sees break in Portugal as benefitting Hull

Silva sees break in Portugal as benefitting Hull

People around the world are very interested in the Premier League and I always wanted to play here. "What I want the player focussing on now is on our squad and to do the work and score goals of course to help the team". He was vital for Hull City bouncing back up to the Premier League and he could be vital for them staying there, if Silva manages to keep hold of him and is able to fend off big bids from China. Read More

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Lea Michele joins Daveed Diggs' ABC comedy pilot

Lea Michele joins Daveed Diggs' ABC comedy pilot

Lea Michele has signed onto an ABC untitled city mayor comedy pilot. "When he actually gets elected, he surprises everyone, including himself, when he has a natural knack for the job and slowly transforms city hall". As previously announced, Hamilton Tony Award victor Daveed Diggs will executive produce the single-camera comedy. It has been confirmed that Ryan Murphy, executive producer of Scream Queens , has released Michele from her Scream Queens contract, thus marking the end ... Read More

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Paris mayor strikes back at Trump for insulting city

Paris mayor strikes back at Trump for insulting city

Trump trained his sights on Paris in particular, recounting the story of a friend who used to visit every year. This year, he stroked cows, spoke of his enthusiasm for meat and sampled a variety of milks. Hadn't seen him in a while", Trump told the audience. "I think you guys have some of the same issues here so. good luck". "If it is what he thinks, I expect he will express that", Hollande added. Read More

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Witnesses say Kansas gunman shouted 'get out of my country'

Thirty-two-year-old Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla died of the wounds he sustained when a man allegedly opened fire in a crowded bar in suburban Kansas on Wednesday. A GoFundMe page has also been started for Grillot , the man who tried to intervene in the shooting of the Indian men and was shot himself. "I don't think it's going to be at the bar, though", he said. Read More

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North Korea's Kim Jong Nam killed with VX nerve agent - Malaysian Police

VX is a chemical so potent that the United Nations classes it as a weapon of mass destruction. "She was very aware that it was toxic and that she needed to wash her hands". "And they were probably not just trying to assassinate this person, but trying to send a message that they have VX nerve agent". " VX and other nerve agents were believed to have been used in chemical warfare during the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s". Read More

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Malaysia reviewing diplomatic ties with North Korea

Malaysia reviewing diplomatic ties with North Korea

Jong-nam was attacked by two women at KL International Airport 2, (KLIA2) on February 13 while waiting for a flight to Macau. It is a chemical agent classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations. VX is a tasteless and odorless liquid that is fatal to humans on skin contact. The Facebook page of Doan Thi Huong, a Vietnamese suspect in the death of the Kim Jong-nam. Read More

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John Barclay to captain Scotland against Wales in Six Nations

John Barclay to captain Scotland against Wales in Six Nations

Wales, like Scotland , after opening the campaign with a win, went down in their second match of the Six Nations, with England topping them in Cardiff in a riveting match, that the Welsh had under control until the last moments. "From what I gather we were full of confidence going to France and, with our track record against them, we hoped to pick up a win there". Up 16-14 with five to go, Wales regained possession in front of its tryline. Read More

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Indonesian president to visit Australia this weekend

Indonesian president to visit Australia this weekend

Later in the evening, Jokowi and Iriana will attend an official state dinner held in the official residence of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Widodo's scrapped 2016 visit was due to include an address to a joint sitting of the federal Parliament but this weekend's visit, the President's first to Australia, will be a more casual affair. Read More

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New questions as cops say chemical weapon killed Kim Jong Nam

Its statement follows an announcement by the Royal Malaysia Police that preliminary analysis shows a highly toxic chemical substance - VX Nerve Agent - was used in the alleged assassination of Kim Jong Nam at KLIA2 on Feb 13. Khairy said FAM would consult AFC before deciding whether the Malaysian football team would travel to Pyongyang to play North Korea in an Asian Cup 2019 Group B qualifier. Read More

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US Troops Move To The Frontlines In Battle For Mosul

US Troops Move To The Frontlines In Battle For Mosul

He said Iraqi armed forces have realized that the only solution for the terrorists is to defeat them so that they can not escape. "It might be more hard", Saadi admitted. The Iraqi Air Force targeted ISIS positions in Syria "for the first time", Iraq's military announced via a written statement. It did not specify whether the airstrikes were carried out in coordination with the Syrian government, but Iraq has said that it is engaged in security and intelligence sharing operations with ... Read More

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Manipur: Six insurgent groups impose curfew ahead of PM Modi visit

Manipur: Six insurgent groups impose curfew ahead of PM Modi visit

A senior Congress leader told TOI that Rahul will address a rally at Hapta Kangjeibung at Palace Compound, Imphal . Insurgent groups have called for a curfew during the time Modi will be in Imphal . The Indian government has been oppressing the people of the region for last 67 years with gross violation of human rights, the release alleged, according to reports received by the government here. Read More

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Karnataka Congress MLC denies link to diary detailing payments

Siddaramaiah has dismissed BJP's allegations as irresponsible. Congress leaders pointed out (quoting the statement recorded during the inquiry) that Mr. Caught off guard by the sudden development, the state congress leaders not only rallied against the central BJP leadership, but termed the development as a "calculated strategy to destabilise the Congress government in Karnataka". Read More

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Sheila clarifies on her Rahul remark

When asked how much time Rahul needs, she contradicted her previous remark, saying that the 46-year-old leader has "come a long way" and the "opportunity" to become prime minister "will come later". No other leader is the target of as many jokes as this Congress leader", the Prime Minister said. In an interview to TOI, Dixit had said "Rahul is still not mature, his age does not allow him to be mature". Read More

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Maharashtra Civic Polls: Big gains for BJP; Shiv Sena ahead in BMC

Maharashtra Civic Polls: Big gains for BJP; Shiv Sena ahead in BMC

He presented a long list of what Shiv Sainiks did for Mumbaikars during the natural and manmade calamities such as the 2005 floods, 2008 terror attacks and others. Mayor's post might go to Sena as CM's post belongs to BJP. But he will be aware of the clouds over the Shiv Sena's future. Given this, the BJP has made inroads into the Sena's territory while the latter can not do the same with the BJP - Gujaratis are its core audience with support coming in from north Indians as well as ... Read More

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Obamacare repeal and replace won't happen: Boehner

The swelling support for the ACA has coincided with the looming fulfillment of the Republican Party's long-touted promise to repeal and replace the law. "Now in particular, Wyoming has got a number of really important issues and concern because we're a rural state, because we're a small state population wise". Read More

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Danish man faces blasphemy trial for burning Quran

Danish man faces blasphemy trial for burning Quran

The incident violated a blasphemy paragraph of the law that states it is illegal to make "public mockery or scorn against a religion, " prosecutor Jan Reckendorff said in a statement . Only four blasphemy prosecutions have ever been attempted in Denmark , but the country made a decision to keep its blasphemy law two years ago after carrying out a review. Read More

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Oscars 2017 Predictions: Will 'La La Land' Bag The Major Titles?

After a Golden Globes outing worthy of its own gushing musical number , the cinematic ode to Hollywood has traveled what seems to be an anointed path toward golden-man glory . This could be one of the most interesting awards of the night. If you're looking to kick off the festivities as early as possible, E! will begin broadcasting their Countdown to the Red Carpet at 1:30 p.m. Read More

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Scores killed in auto bomb attack in Syrian town of al-Bab

Turkey's news agency says a vehicle bomb north of a town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from Islamic State militants has killed at least 35 people. IS had held thousands of civilians in al-Bab and used them as human shields to deter advances by the incoming forces. Speaking at an opening ceremony of environmental projects in Ankara , Yıldırım said the world was pretending to fight against the terror group, while Turkey was doing the actual fighting. Read More

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Fresh snow possible for American Birkebeiner

Fresh snow possible for American Birkebeiner

Hayward - The American Birkebeiner has been canceled due to lack of snow. The American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, which runs the race every year, announced the cancellation Friday afternoon. "We know that the Birkie is so much more than a race to so many". They're going to have BirkieStock 2017, an inaugural celebration of the American Birkebeiner Trailhead and start area beginning at 9:30 a.m. Read More

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