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Brussels police check auto with gas bottles

A wide area in Saint Gilles, Brussels was evacuated by Belgian Police, as bomb specialists investigate the vehicle of a "radicalised" individual that carried three gas bottles. Broadcaster RTL said three canisters had been recovered by bomb experts. The local transport authority said the Porte de Hal metro station closed on police orders while a perimeter was established above ground. Read More

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European Union imposes new sanctions on North Korea

European Union imposes new sanctions on North Korea

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke with South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-Koo via telephone yesterday to discuss the future of the alliance, Davis said. During the discussions with the leaders, sources said White House officials had been highlighting the possible military dimensions of their proposed strategy. Read More

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White House: Trump's speech nothing new, just 'nationalism with an indoor voice'

White House: Trump's speech nothing new, just 'nationalism with an indoor voice'

One reporter who was allowed to attend asked Spicer during the briefing whether journalists from CNN and The New York Times had been shut out of the briefing because "you're unhappy with their reporting". So, instead, when the White House got inquiries from reporters asking whether the Times story was true, the press secretary said his office pointed them to "subject matter experts" who understood whether or not that story was accurate. Read More

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Empowering FATA, AJK and GB collective responsibility of all federating units: PM

The much talked about, but equally delayed, Fata reforms package was pulled out at the 11th hour from the cabinet's meeting on February 7, 2017, eliciting widespread criticism of lawmakers of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). "Time has come that the tribal people will be brought into [the] mainstream to end their sense of deprivation", Radio Pakistan quoted Sharif as saying. Read More

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German local authorities halt pro-Erdogan rallies

However, Bozdag announced on Thursday that he would be cancelling the visit during which he was also expected to meet with his German counterpart Heiko Mass. "In the referendum on April 18, the Turkish public will vote on proposed changes that would boost the powers of the president, allowing Erdogan to scrap the post of prime minister, control budgets, appoint more judges and stay in office for two more terms". Read More

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Trump Signals Support for Women in STEM

Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the creation of the United States-Canada Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders on his first White House visit February 13. Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas): "I thank Congresswoman Comstock and Representative Esty for their work on these two bills". "That's really going to be addressed by my administration over the years with more and more of these bills coming out and address the barriers faced by female ... Read More

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Dodge County contractor vying to build border wall with Mexico

The news outlet had previously reported that the wall would cost $21.6 billion. Trump has repeatedly said Mexico should pay for construction of the wall - but in January reportedly agreed to stop speaking publicly about it. President Donald Trump repeated a rundown of the controversial policies pushed by his administration during his first address to Congress Tuesday night, reports NBC News . Read More

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Governor Cuomo Traveling to Israel This Weekend

Governor Cuomo Traveling to Israel This Weekend

There have been more than a dozen threats made against Jewish community centers in New York State. "It doesn't seem like it's getting better", he said. "We are all immigrants in this state", he said. "And I'm confident that we will find the people behind this illegality and ugliness". Rochester Police say they are also investigating the incident and take very seriously any potential act of anti-Semitism or any other bias-related incident. Read More

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Deadly coal mine blast in western Ukraine

The ministry said six others were hurt. There were 172 miners working in the Stepnaya mine at the time of the explosion. Ukraine relies heavily on coal for electricity and heat despite efforts by Western donors to weaken the former Soviet republic's dependency on the polluting fuel. Read More

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Woman with brain tumor will be released from ICE detention

She was at Texas Health Huguley Hospital for treatment for the tumor when ICE agents removed her and brought her back to the Prairieland Detention Center in Alvarado. Hamilton drove to the Prairieland Detention Center in Alvarado but says he was denied access to her. The court documents also allege that ICE officials refused to allow Beltran Hernandez's attorneys to attend a critical appointment with a neurosurgeon last week and that in the detention facility, she is "isolated in a medical ... Read More

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Mother shamed by photographer over birth choices

You are having surgery to remove your baby from your abdomen. When the woman told the photographer that she was having a c-section and not a vaginal birth the photographer gave a lecture. "Sorry I didn't just let us both die after 18 hours of trying", one woman wrote. "Now I have to make a new banner", another mum wrote on the post, making fun of the fact that babies born via C-section don't have birthdays. Read More

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Lotto ticket bought in Red Hook worth $195000

Lotto ticket bought in Red Hook worth $195000

Not many shop managers get to celebrate selling a multimillion euro lottery ticket once. A National Lottery spokesman confirmed to Independent.ie that the group had been in touch with them this afternoon. There could be a big silver lining for the buyer of a lucky lotto quick pick in Portlaoise. "I'm not a lucky person, I'm a lucky store manager", he said. Read More

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Rights groups says Philippine police has falsifies evidence

Rights groups says Philippine police has falsifies evidence

The human rights watchdog also accuses President Rodrigo Duterte and other senior officials of instigating and inciting killings of mostly urban poor in a campaign that "could amount to crimes against humanity". "Whether or not the unidentified assailants during the actual killing were police officers or merely agents of the police, the similar modus operandi in these operations show planning and coordination by the police, and in some cases, local civilian officials", the HRW said. Read More

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House panel blocks Dem effort on Trump's potential business conflicts

House panel blocks Dem effort on Trump's potential business conflicts

Democrats and other critics contend that the documents could show whether his global business empire poses any conflicts of interest as the president moves his agenda forward on issues ranging from tax reform to foreign relations. Just after the election in November, 64% of Democrats said it is more important for their party to stand up for what it believes in rather than work with the new president. Read More

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White House aides told to preserve materials in Russian Federation probe

White House aides told to preserve materials in Russian Federation probe

The House of Representatives intelligence panel inquiry will scrutinise contacts between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation. The Senate Intelligence Committee also made a similar request to the White House and agencies. He's a former Republican senator from Indiana. Coats also strongly defended US government surveillance programs, though he said he would "do everything I can" to publicly disclose an estimate of the number of Americans caught in the crosshairs of internet ... Read More

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Nigerian software engineer 'embarrassed' in US

Nigerian software engineer 'embarrassed' in US

A LinkedIn post detailing Omin's challenging experience explained that upon landing in NY after spending 24 miserable hours on a Qatar Airways flight, he was given some trouble about the short-term visa he obtained for his trip. "No one would tell me why I was being questioned". At the time he thought the questions were so insane he thought he was being asked trick questions. Read More

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Clashes in Palestinian camp in Lebanon kill child

Clashes in Palestinian camp in Lebanon kill child

United Nations agencies announced Wednesday that they had suspended all its educational, healthcare and other services in Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp after clashes between armed factions. Attempted Fatah crackdowns are a source of ongoing tension between it and the Islamists, the source added. Lebanese forces reportedly reached a ceasefire agreement with local gunman on Tuesday who agreed to withdraw from the streets but the ceasefire did not hold. Read More

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Adrian Peterson to Hit Free Agency After Vikings Don't Exercise Contract Option

Peterson will be an unrestricted free agent. The Vikings can still try to restructure Peterson's contract or sign him to a new one before the official start of the 2017 season on March 9th. In his time with Minnesota he amassed 11,247 yards rushing to go along with 97 rushing touchdowns and five receiving touchdowns. Parting ways with Peterson's contract does not incur a single dollar in dead money, and it prevents the team from severely overspending at a position which has been severely ... Read More

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MTN posts first ever loss after Nigerian fine

MTN posts first ever loss after Nigerian fine

Revenue was fractionally up for the year at 146.9 billion rand ($11.3 billion, 10.7 billion euros), the company said. The Nigerian regulatory fine had a 500c negative impact - 455c nonrecurring and 45c related to the interest unwind of the fine - while professional fees related to its settlement shaved some 73c from the earnings. Read More

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Second family mysteriously vanishes from Nantes 6 years after infamous murders

Second family mysteriously vanishes from Nantes 6 years after infamous murders

This freaky case has sparked lurid headlines as Sennes said cops are investigating a potential abduction and murder. Sennes said investigators had been unable to find Sebastien's auto. A nationwide police bulletin on the family said initial suspicion had fallen on the couple's 21-year-old son, "suspected of having a deadly plan to kill the members of his family and perhaps himself". Read More

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JNU, DU students hold protest march against ABVP

The gates of the colleges falling on the route of the march were shut. "Shouting about Kashmir's or Bastar's freedom is an anti-national action", he said. However, the student left for Jalandhar on Tuesday to be with her family, following which the Delhi Police has asked its counterpart there to provide security to her. Read More

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Will Shed Blood Like Rivers

Will Shed Blood Like Rivers

China's foreign ministry said Wednesday it wants to work with the global community to fight terrorists, following the purported release by Islamic State (IS) of a video showing Chinese Uyghur fighters in training. China maintains tight security in Xinjiang but a drumbeat of deadly unrest has continued. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the killing of a Chinese hostage in 2015, underscoring China's concern about Uighurs it says are fighting in the Middle East. Read More

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US, South Korea Kick Off Annual Foal Eagle Exercise

US, South Korea Kick Off Annual Foal Eagle Exercise

During the exercises a year ago, the North launched ballistic missiles with various ranges. The comments come on the heels of an annual joint military drill conducted by Washington and Seoul in the Korean Peninsula Wednesday. The drills are field training that will run until late April. Dozens of protestors gathered outside the USA embassy in Seoul on Wednesday protesting the start of the exercises, claiming they would "bring the peninsula sharply closer to the brink of a nuclear war". Read More

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Northern Ireland holds snap election in shadow of Brexit

Northern Ireland holds snap election in shadow of Brexit

DUP leader Arlene Foster voted at Brookeborough primary school in the heart of her Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency. His successor as Sinn Fein's leader in Northern Ireland, Michelle O'Neill, has signalled a possible way out. The election is to fill 90 seats in the Northern Ireland Assembly, after a previous decision to reduce the number of lawmakers from 108 in a cost-cutting measure. Read More

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