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JNU Gets President's Best University 2017 Award

JNU Gets President's Best University 2017 Award

The poster which read "Freedom for Kashmir, free Palestine!" The poster was noticed by some students on the wall of the School of Social Sciences' new block, after which they alerted the university administration. However, the administration has asked the staff to bring it down", the official said. TheJNU resumed studies this week after it was not able to function for 17 days due to students' protesting a UGC notification which put a ceiling on the number of students a professor can ... Read More

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Three died in Italian Alps avalanche

Three died in Italian Alps avalanche

Those involved are thought to have been part of a larger group of around 20 people with three of the skiers being seriously injured and were transported to a hospital in Aosta by helicopter. Rescuers on Thursday said that skiers from Germany, Belgium, Sweden and Italy were caught up in the avalanche. One of the injured who has not been identified was in a critical condition in intensive care at the hospital, according to Italian news agency ANSA. Read More

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Justice Dept: Sessions spoke with Russian ambassador in 2016

He said he had "total" confidence in the attorney general. But in a statement Wednesday night, Sessions said, "I never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign". The Washington Post first reported on Sessions' meetings with the official. Sessions' spokeswoman, Sarah Isgur Flores, said late Wednesday that Sessions met with Kislyak in his capacity as a senator and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, not as a member of the Trump campaign. Read More

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Tornado touches down in central IL

The Oklahoma-based forecast center said 45 million people from Texas to OH faced some risk of bad weather. One person was killed in the city of Ottawa, Illinois, where more than 100 homes were destroyed. Several vehicles, including a semi truck, were blown off an interstate in Missouri. Only minor injuries were reported in the town. Amy Seeley of the National Weather Service Meteorologist can not still tell how many tornadoes in total have hit the areas. Read More

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Four children die in southern Oregon house fire

Four children die in southern Oregon house fire

Patrick says both died from injuries sustained in the early Wednesday fire in Riddle, Ore., that also killed four children ages 4 to 13. Tabitha Howell is the mother of the remaining children and is married to James Howell. Authorities said Gwendolyn Howell, 4, Haley Maher, 7, Isaiah Young, 10, and Nicholas Lowe, 13, all died in the fire. Grief counselors are meeting with students. Read More

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Syrian opposition member says prospects at Geneva talks

Syrian opposition member says prospects at Geneva talks "very dim"

Head of the Syrian government delegation to Geneva talks Bashar Jaafari, in turn, stated that progress of the talks must not be held hostage to the position of the Riyadh platform. That's why the opposition delegation offers to focus on the issue of transition for now. In separate talks with both sides, UN Syria envoy Steffan de Mistura sought to focus the talks on agreeing to hold elections, draft a new constitution, and establish a transitional government - with little apparent success. Read More

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France presidential elections: Investigators raid Francois Fillon's home

During a press conference earlier on Wednesday, Fillon denounced "bias" in judicial system in relation to investigation into the allegedly fake jobs he gave to his wife and children. The paper found Ms Fillon was paid €831,400 (£710,000; $900,000) over several years for her work as parliamentary assistant to Mr Fillon despite having no parliamentary pass or email address. Read More

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Tornadoes Kill Three People Across Midwest

Wright told CNN affiliate KTVI that he was driving through Perryville when he saw what he characterized as " a disaster zone ". One person was killed in the city of Ottawa, Illinois, where more than 100 homes were destroyed. The Oklahoma-based forecast center said 45 million people from Texas to OH faced some risk of bad weather. "We got to count our blessings". Strong winds were also reported in some IL towns without a tornado, including 70 miles per hour winds in Sauget, 65 miles per ... Read More

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India committed for development of Nepal: Jaitley

India committed for development of Nepal: Jaitley

With political transition about to end, investors can now invest with confidence, he said, adding that all sides in Nepal are now focusing on development and economic prosperity. Prachanda thanked Jaitley for the support to Nepal for constructing postal roads, extension of cross border transmission lines, bridges and the recent Indian approval for Arun -III project, where the government has made a decision to put in ₹57 billion. Read More

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Chinese conglomerate LeEco may exit India, fires 85% staff

Chinese conglomerate LeEco may exit India, fires 85% staff

He said that the company is restructuring, which is why they had to fire employees, as they have a new vision for their business in India. According to the news report , LeEco's founder and chief executive officer Jia Yueting in November past year had written an e-mail to employees saying the firm had burnt cash too quickly as it expanded into businesses ranging from smartphones to driverless cars. Read More

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Fed's Dudley: 'Animal spirits unleashed' on market

Dudley said Trump's main proposals to cut taxes and regulations while increasing spending on infrastructure could spark higher growth. Net result, somewhat of a muted reaction from investors. The Shanghai composite index was down 0.4 per cent at the close of the ASX. Oil prices fell for a third consecutive day after a record build-up in US crude inventories and data showing Russian oil production was unchanged last month, signaling a pause in Moscow's efforts to curb production under a ... Read More

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Kashmiri sportsman held in U.S. over molestation charges

Kashmiri sportsman held in U.S. over molestation charges

Hussain's arrest comes days after the Adirondack Daily Enterprise reported a "rock star" welcome in Saranac Lake for the two Kashmiri snowshoe racers on February 25. Tanveer had garnered much attention before arriving for the championship after the US Embassy in New Delhi denied him and Khan visas around the same time President Donald Trump had issued an order barring people from seven Muslim-dominant countries to the US. Read More

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Families report skyrocketing food prices, dire conditions inside western Mosul

Families report skyrocketing food prices, dire conditions inside western Mosul

The troops evacuated and transferred them to multiple camps in and near the towns of Qayyara and Hammam al-Alil and south of Mosul, where they received emergency supplies, including food and medicine, Jaf said . Inside the city, residents described Iraqi forces' hold on the area as much more tenuous. IS militants are resisting the onslaught with suicide auto bombs, sniper and mortar fire, and reportedly launched a counter-attack during an overnight storm. Read More

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US Dept. of Homeland Security Taking Action on Anti-Semitic Attacks

US Dept. of Homeland Security Taking Action on Anti-Semitic Attacks

Martin Heinrich , along with Republican U.S. Sen. Over the past two months, almost 90 bomb threats have been called into 72 Jewish institutions in 30 states and one Canadian province. Pressure had been mounting for Trump to speak out particularly following his administration's decision to release a statement in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day that omitted any reference to Jews. Read More

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Rayna Jaymes' death signals Connie Britton's exit from the show

How will she deal with the news of her former rival's death? Stephen Colbert teased ideas of how Connie Britton could come back to the show again. She's really dead. But, I think the twin sister idea is not bad! Anything could happen! What if the long lost sister comes back and oh, she's such a devil! It was, Herskovitz explained, a case of the ghosts of her traumatic childhood coming back to haunt her. Read More

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South China Sea: China launches new cruise ship to disputed islands

South China Sea: China launches new cruise ship to disputed islands

China and the United States have exchanged bitter words over South China Sea issues, with Washington claiming that Beijing is militarising that sea and obstructing freedom of navigation in it. The country reportedly wants to make islands in the Paracel archipelago a tourist hub, and has already constructed sports facilities on its artificial islands of Spratly archipelago, which is also a debated area. Read More

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Kansas: Srinivas and his wife were 'Amitabh and Jaya'

Recalling their first time meet in 2006, their lovely relationship of friendship and marriage in 2012 gave credit to Srinivas for giving her courage to pursue her dream in USA of studying and attaining a job. "We were planning to expand our own family and had a doctor's appointment just a few weeks ago". The deceased engineer would have been 33 on March 9. Read More

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Dayton surgery to remove cancer goes 'as planned'

Dayton surgery to remove cancer goes 'as planned'

A spokesman says Dayton's surgery went as planned and concluded around 11:30 this morning. Dayton has said the cancer has not spread beyond his prostate. The surgery began at 7 a.m. His spokesman said he would be in contact with his staff and commissioners during his recovery. Dayton says he plans to leave the hospital Saturday and adds, "I'm gonna be back at work on Monday". Read More

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Accountants behind 'envelopegate' banned from Oscars ceremony for life

Accountants behind 'envelopegate' banned from Oscars ceremony for life

PricewaterhouseCoopers' Brian Cullinan , who gave the wrong envelope to presenter Warren Beatty, and colleague Martha Ruiz will no longer be involved with the Oscars, said Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. Natoli revealed he and fellow stage manager, John Esposito , who stood in the wings next to PwC partner Cullinan, had had a conversation with the accountant about procedures should a nominee be announced as the incorrect victor. Read More

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First drone strike in Pakistan under new USA administration

First drone strike in Pakistan under new USA administration

KURRAM AGENCY, Pakistan A suspected US drone strike killed two men on Thursday in a Pakistani village near the Afghanistan border, a local government official and a village elder said. There have been 424 drone attacks in Pakistan to-date. In 2013, Amnesty International said the USA could be guilty of war crimes by carrying out extrajudicial killings. Read More

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Man dead after Mississauga shooting near Square One

The claim says officers following up on a report of threats being made attempted to lure a woman from another home to arrest her. Investigators would not say if the victim is known to police. "There is no suspect information in relation to that particular incident", Wright added. The SIU says Zreik was in her home when officers fired multiple shots, killing a 22-year-old man on March 20, 2015, and she was taken to hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. Read More

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Amid controversy, Trump White House meets with HBCU presidents

Amid controversy, Trump White House meets with HBCU presidents

President Donald Trump, right, meets with leaders of Historically Black Colleges and Universities ( HBCU ) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. But it is important that I share in advance of Tuesday's speech by the President because I am discussing specific funding that benefits ALL college students, but especially those at HBCUs. Read More

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Jail postponed for killer Israeli soldier

Azaria was sentenced in February for killing Palestinian terrorist Abdel Fatah al-Sharif on March 24, 2015, as he lay almost motionless, around 10 minutes after Sharif had attacked two soldiers. Outgoing defense team attorneys Eyal Besserglick, Ilan Katz and Carmit Shchiver had previously warned the appeal effort could cause the prosecution to submit its own appeal against the 18-month prison term received by Azaria. Read More

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50 nations to meet over Trump ban on family planning funds

50 nations to meet over Trump ban on family planning funds

The organizers said that total pledges from countries and organizations reached 181 million euros , or $190 million, with Sweden and Finland pledging around $21 million each. Officials in many European nations and around the world say the move will hurt women and girls who need family planning most. "To be clear, any abortion that takes place is one too many", he said. Read More

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Malaysia releases N.Korea murder suspect from detention

Ri was detained a few days after the killing, but Malaysia's attorney-general told Reuters on Thursdaythat he would be released due to insufficent evidence. On Monday, the South Korean National Intelligence Service (NIS) said that four of the eight suspects involved in the murder worked for North Korea's Ministry of State Security and Foreign Ministry. Read More

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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a masterpiece

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a masterpiece

If you are considering purchasing the new and highly anticipated Nintendo Switch console, which will be officially launching tomorrow March 3rd, 2017. I've been trying to keep myself from too many spoilers, which has been hard considering the game was leaked days before the release, and as a result I don't know what the story of the game is. Read More

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Woman arrested as police search for missing boy, 5, along Murray River

Woman arrested as police search for missing boy, 5, along Murray River

The woman is expected to be extradited from Victoria to NSW today. Police were called to a home in Moama at 7pm after a nine-year-old boy was found with serious dog bites. After that conversation he drove her to Echuca police station around 10pm where the woman surrendered herself to police. Our Air Wing was doing searches from the air last night and our Search and Rescue Squad is attending this morning. Read More

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