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Syria urges United nation to condemn Homs deadly bombings

Suicide attacks on two security service bases in the heart of Syria's government-held third city of Homs killed 42 people on Saturday, overshadowing peace talks in Geneva, state television and a monitor said. In the earlier attack, the first vehicle bomb struck amid a throng of displaced people who had been waiting for permission to return to their homes in the nearby town of al-Bab. Read More

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Cousins, Davis play first game as Pelicans teammates

Cousins, Davis play first game as Pelicans teammates

Cousins quote speaks volumes. "It was a coward move, so I'm pretty sure I will get a coward response ". D'Antoni said he gave Williams one pre-game instruction: "Only shoot if (you) touch it". A "really big team out there" is a bad matchup against the high octane, wing based offense that the Rockets bring to the table. "Threes are (worth) more than twos". Read More

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President Donald Trump Will Not Attend White House Correspondents' Dinner

President Donald Trump Will Not Attend White House Correspondents' Dinner

He wrote, " I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year". On Saturday, Trump ended the tweet with this: "Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!" Baldwin's impression has been particularly biting, with his Saturday Night Live appearances attacking Trump for his allegations of sexual assault, his potential scandal with Russian Federation, and his general difficulty in forming coherent answers to the press. Read More

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Trump won't go to White House Correspondents Association Dinner this year

Trump won't go to White House Correspondents Association Dinner this year

President Donald Trump on Saturday announced via Twitter that he won't be attending the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner. The New Yorker this month also scrapped its dinner-eve bash. Donald Trump himself was famously the victim of a particularly biting and sarcastic bit from Barack Obama, in which he called out Trump's birther campaign and mocked him on a number of issues. Read More

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Malaysia Accords State Welcome For Saudi Arabia's King Salman

Malaysia Accords State Welcome For Saudi Arabia's King Salman

Present were Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, his deputy Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and members of the Malaysian cabinet. The leader was greeted in parliament with a 21-gun salute, local media reported. Indonesia has been a source of workers for Saudi Arabia, mostly maids, but in 2011 the government said it would no longer send domestic workers after an Indonesian woman found guilty of killing her Saudi employer was executed by beheading. Read More

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Akron Indivisible plans rally for Affordable Care Act Saturday

Akron Indivisible plans rally for Affordable Care Act Saturday

According to Bloomberg , one way the GOP plan intends to encourage people to pay for coverage is by allowing insurers to charge higher premiums to individuals who have gone without insurance. Conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the national poll contacted a sampling of more than 1,000 people in mid-February to gauge their views on ACA, or "Obamacare", and its Medicaid expansion provisions. Read More

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FAA: Reports of drone encounters with aircraft on the rise

FAA: Reports of drone encounters with aircraft on the rise

According to the latest Federal Aviation Administration data published Thursday, there were 473 drone sightings in California between July 1 and September 30, 2016. "Unauthorized operators may be subject to stiff fines and criminal charges, including possible jail time", said the FAA in a statement. While consumer drone sales doubled in 2016 at the same time the number of potential drone collisions was reported, the FAA says the reports contain a number of collisions with birds and ... Read More

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US National Security adviser breaks with Trump on Islam

US National Security adviser breaks with Trump on Islam

McMaster replaces retired general Michael Flynn, who resigned following a scandal. And during his election campaign, he berated his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton and then-President Barack Obama for not using the term. Johnson during the Vietnam War. Still, it's an open question how McMaster, a decorated combat veteran, will fare in a White House that has set up what some call a parallel power structure led by Stephen Bannon and his strategic initiatives group, whose role and reach ... Read More

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Group gathers at Statehouse rallying to keep Affordable Care Act

It came as Republican congress members were faced with growing anger at a local level from constituents concerned they will lose their access to medical care. Pro-life Republicans opposed to abortion services offered by Planned Parenthood have long pushed for defunding the nonprofit organization despite the fact that current law prohibits it from using federal funds to cover abortion procedures. Read More

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Two Germans Kidnapped in Northern Nigeria

The police deployed special forces, comprising the intelligence response team ( IRT), the technical intelligence unit (TIU) and the anti-kidnapping unit in a mission to rescue the victims. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Meanwhile, two locals who accompanied both German archaeologists were shot dead during the kidnapping. Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira (about Dlrs 200,000 US) for the two captives abducted this week from Janjala village in northern Nigeria, the excavation site ... Read More

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Mexico furious at Trump deportation rules

Mexico furious at Trump deportation rules

Kelly and Tillerson dined with Videgaray and Mexico's defence chief on Wednesday night. Quite right. Mexico does not passively have to accept Donald Trump's mass expulsions of its citizens. "There's a concern among Mexicans, there's irritation before what has been perceived as policies that might be harmful for the Mexicans", Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said through a translator. Read More

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Woman held in North Korean killing says she was duped

Indonesia's deputy ambassador to Malaysia Andreano Erwin said during the consular access the woman said she had believed the substance on her hands was an oil and she was asked to take part by two men. He said Siti Aisyah appeared physically well with no signs of being affected by the poison that killed Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Read More

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Australia, Indonesia Agree to Fully Restore Military Ties - Prime Minister

Military to military links between Australia and Indonesia experienced a freeze late a year ago when Indonesia objected to material being taught or displayed in an Australian defence training academy in Perth. He also praised changes to the export rules for live Australian cattle. "First, is the removal of barriers to trade, tariffs and non-tariffs for Indonesian products such as Indonesia's paper and palm oil". Read More

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Indian doctor rescued from ISIS captivity in Libya

Talking of ISIS Ramamurthy told, that one day took me to a room where there was another Indian and shifted to their Central jail which was in Sirte. February 26 ( ANI): Dr. He also said the ISIS is well informed about India. "But I expressed my inability to do so as I was seriously ill myself with frequent severe back pains, blood pressure and other ailments". Read More

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The Trump Administration Just Took a Major Step Toward Mass Deportations

The Trump Administration Just Took a Major Step Toward Mass Deportations

Chicago lawyer Mike Jarecki said there's "no doubt" that the government will be swamped with litigation once enforcement of the new policies begins. "It's going to cause havoc in the immigration court". AS promised during President Donald Trump's presidential campaign, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on Tuesday, February 21 plans to conduct a wide crackdown on undocumented immigrants in the United States. Read More

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Kim murder suspect thought VX was baby oil: Jakarta official

Kim, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, died after two women attacked him at Kuala Lumpur International Airport last week as he was preparing to board a flight to Macau. This is only one of several twists and turns in an already freakish story; in a moment reminiscent of a Black Mirror episode, a woman arrested for the murder reportedly thought she was participating in a TV prank show when she smeared him with the cream. Read More

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Shiv Sena-BJP vie for Mumbai Mayor post

Shiv Sena-BJP vie for Mumbai Mayor post

Mumbaikars are still waiting to see notice period ending soon as promised but Shiv Sena is still not opening its card and vocal about their relationship with friend turn foe party however Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis don't want to call Shiv Sena a foe they are still friend but not with any benefit as of now. Read More

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Winning $435M Powerball ticket sold in Indiana

It may also be available on cable or your mobile device. Each ticket costs $2. The Powerball game is played by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball number. The lottery does not offer any counseling services or advice for winners. The $435.3 million jackpot is paid out over 29 years. The cash value lump sum is an estimated $243.9 million. Read More

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Nerve agent that killed Kim caused 'very serious paralysis'

VX nerve agent, deadly even in minute amounts, was detected on Mr Kim's eyes and face, Mr Khalid said earlier in a written statement, citing a preliminary analysis from the country's Chemistry Department. On Saturday Malaysian authorities said they would issue an arrest warrant for Hyon Kwang Song, 44, a second secretary at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur , if he didn't voluntarily cooperate with police. Read More

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Malaysia-N.Korea ties under review amid spat over death

But police believe the plot involved far more people than the two women. The other woman arrested over the attack, an Indonesian, also says she thought she was taking part in a prank. But Malaysian police have said both women were aware they were dealing with a poisonous liquid. Police said one of the alleged attackers had been vomiting in the hours after the attack, but there were no reports that anyone else was sick. Read More

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Alliance not ruled out, but BJP wants Sena to make first move

Alliance not ruled out, but BJP wants Sena to make first move

Prithiviraj Chavan told The Pioneer over the phone from his hometown of Satara in western Maharashtra, "As far as we are concerned, we have two options: To do nothing or put up a candidate of our own in the BMC Mayoral polls". Should they bury the hatchet and restore stability to the state government-the Shiv Sena was threatening to exit, which would reduce the Fadnavis government to a minority-and form the corporations through a coalition? The other issues will come into play only after that. Read More

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Nisar directs to extend visas of Afghan nationals

Nisar directs to extend visas of Afghan nationals

Pakistan closed Pak-Afghan border on February 16 for "security reasons" as it insists militants who have carried out recent attacks in Pakistan operate from the Afghan side of the border. "The countrymen should avoid travelling to Pakistan even once the border is open", he said. Quoting worldwide trade regulations and the statement of Afghan Ambassador Umar Zakhilwal, he said that closure of the Pak-Afghan border was violation of the Afghan Transit Trade Agreement. Read More

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Trump decries threats against Jewish centers

Jewish leaders have been alarmed at the rise in anti-Semitic incidents in Europe in recent years, from the desecration of synagogues to attacks on Jews wearing religious symbols in public to violent attacks like in 2015, where a gunman who pledged allegiance to ISIS took hostages at a Paris kosher market and killed four. Read More

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