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President heads to Indonesia, talks with Widoda on Wednesday

President heads to Indonesia, talks with Widoda on Wednesday

During her three-day visit, she would hold bilateral meetings with Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. Indonesia, as the current chair of IORA, will host the first-ever IORA Leaders' Summit on March 5-7 under the theme "Strengthening Maritime Cooperation for a Peaceful, Stable, and Prosperous Indian Ocean". Read More

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Indian Navy's Grand Old Lady INS Viraat to be decommissioned today

Indian Navy's Grand Old Lady INS Viraat to be decommissioned today

INS Viraat holds the Guinness Record for the oldest carrier in service. More than 22, 034 aircraft have taken off from the INS Viraat while it has been under the service of the Indian Navy. The ship used to operate Sea Harrier (White Tigers- fighter aircraft), Speaking 42B (Harpoons- Anti-Submarine helicopters) & Speaking 42C (Commando Carrier helicopters) and Chetak (Angles- SAR helicopter). Read More

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India's tallest Tricolour 360 feet high hoisted at Attari border

India's tallest Tricolour 360 feet high hoisted at Attari border

Punjab state government has spent Rs.3.5 crore on erecting the flag and is not willing to concede any demand from across the border to bring its height down. The original plan was to hoist the Tricolour at the new Attari post on Republic Day on 26 January, but it was delayed due to technical reasons. Talking to media persons, Joshi said that it was his dream project and today it tuned into reality. Read More

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Air India operates all-women crew flight ahead of International Women's Day!

Air India operates all-women crew flight ahead of International Women's Day!

According to BBC , Air India is planning to operate such flights with an all-women crew as part of International Women's day, which is celebrated on March 8 every year. "The entire flight was operated by the women staff of eight departments", Air India wrote on its Facebook page . To celebrate Women's day on March 8, Air India plans to have "only-women" crew and staff on their domestic and worldwide routes. Read More

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Jeremy Corbyn's tax stunt backfires

Jeremy Corbyn's tax stunt backfires

Following Chancellor Philip Hammond's refusal to release his own tax return the Labour leader published the documents on his constituency website saying he thinks "it is right for party leaders to be open and transparent about their tax arrangements". Read More

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Hate crime: United States assures India of speedy justice to victims

Hate crime: United States assures India of speedy justice to victims

Though the president of United states, Donald Trump condemned the hate crimes a couple of days ago, nothing seems to be affected. A sign Patel's convenience store now reads, "Store closed for few days because of family emergency". People had created an impromptu shrine outside Patel's Speed Mart store by leaving balloons and flowers in his memory, the station said. A store employee, Keira Baskin, said that he only wanted the best for his employees and his family. Read More

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Pakistani soldiers killed on Afghanistan border

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed Bajwa appreciated the response by Pakistani troops to the militant attack in Mohmand Agency. He also lauded the immediate response of the personnel. Several Pakistani military offensives have dismantled the bases and infrastructure used by the militants in country's tribal region, and Islamabad says some of the groups have shifted to sanctuaries across the border in Afghanistan. Read More

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Northern Ireland's two big gangs go on shouting

Northern Ireland's two big gangs go on shouting

Her Northern Ireland Minister James Brokenshire urged the parties to engage intensively in the short time available. That triggered fresh elections in the Northern Ireland Assembly, a legislature in Belfast in which representatives of once-warring communities have shared power on and off since a 1998 peace deal. Read More

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North Korea fires unidentified projectile from near missile base: South Korea

North Korea fires unidentified projectile from near missile base: South Korea

The launch happened while Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was in the United States visiting US President Donald Trump. North Korea on Monday fired four banned ballistic missiles that flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles), with three of them landing in waters that Japan claims as its exclusive economic zone, South Korean and Japanese officials said, in an apparent reaction to huge military drills by Washington and Seoul that Pyongyang insists are an invasion rehearsal. Read More

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Last-ditch attempt at support for Christian candidate Francois Fillon

Last-ditch attempt at support for Christian candidate Francois Fillon

Speaking for the first time about the accusations, Penelope suggested to the Le Journal du Dimanche (JDD) that by paying her to be his aide, Fillon saved the state money. Opinion polls now show that far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron would go through to the second round of the presidential contest on 7 May, with Mr Fillon eliminated in the first round. Read More

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16 killed as Iraqi forces push deep into W. Mosul

16 killed as Iraqi forces push deep into W. Mosul

The jihadists are using snipers, mortars and bombs planted in streets and houses, Mohammedawi said . The passageway led them through living rooms and gardens, into a kitchen with a pot of lentil soup on the counter - the scenes of domesticity highlighting the chaos of war that is intensifying as Iraqi forces advance. Read More

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Iraqi forces initiate new progress toward city center of western Mosul

Iraqi forces initiate new progress toward city center of western Mosul

The patients, who were being treated in a hospital in the northern Kurdish city of Erbil, displayed symptoms of a chemical attack, including blisters, burns, respiratory problems, irritation to the eyes, and vomiting. IS is not the only actor in the region accused of using chemical weapons, with the Syrian government alleged to be behind a number of chlorine gas attacks on civilians during the country's six-year long civil war. Read More

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Jeff Sessions' shifting, deceptive explanations for his secret meetings with Russian Federation

Jeff Sessions' shifting, deceptive explanations for his secret meetings with Russian Federation

Attorney General Jeff Sessions denied that he led misled lawmakers about his contacts with a Russian official and said he will recuse himself from any investigation related to the Trump presidential campaign. "Franken was honest and correct as I understood it at the time ". "[My staff] said that since I had involvement with the campaign I should not be involved with any campaign investigation". Read More

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UP Assembly election 2017: Modi addresses rally in Varanasi

UP Assembly election 2017: Modi addresses rally in Varanasi

Immediately after the roadshow, the PM rushed to Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth for a rally, which also witnessed a huge number of supporters. Referring to the importance of Varanasi, also called Kashi, Modi said, "During my tour of the U.S., I happened to visit Boston and I was told that they had a street which they fondly called Kashi, and the people there commonly referred to those in the teaching profession as guru". Read More

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Rain is likely in Fontana on Sunday, March 5

High near 44. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 14 to 22 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 34 miles per hour. Low around 34. South southeast wind 12 to 17 miles per hour decreasing to 6 to 11 miles per hour after midnight. Snow showers. Temperature falling to around 16 by 5pm. The west wind will blow at about 15 miles per hour and the chance of precipitation overall is 30 percent. Read More

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Pro- and anti-Trump campaigners face off in Berkeley

Pro- and anti-Trump campaigners face off in Berkeley

Counter-protesters blocked traffic on Martin Luther King and Allston Ways and BART trains were stopped before entering the Downtown Berkeley Station, according to KABC. Spirit of America - also known as " March 4 Trump " - rallies took place in communities in an estimated 28 of the US's 50 states. Another Trump supporter and volunteer, Annette Read, cited the Sessions controversy as further proof that Trump backers need to continue to stand together. Read More

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Jim Wilson says there are 'too many' unionist parties

Jim Wilson says there are 'too many' unionist parties

Almost two thirds of the electorate voted in yesterday's poll - the power-sharing executive collapsed in January - after Sinn Fein quit. The UUP were the worst performers with regard to the model's expectations, and the five seats that they lost where the model put them as favoured to win were all lost to nationalist parties (Sinn Féin won four in addition to the SDLP's surprise win in Lagan Valley). Read More

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Kamran Akmal century powers Peshawar Zalmi to final

Kamran Akmal century powers Peshawar Zalmi to final

The historic 2017 PSL championship final match is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Pakistan Standard Time at Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore , Pakistan , on Sunday, March 5. Mohammad Nawaz conceded just 15 runs off his four overs, taking one wicket, the Pakistan daily concluded. "So I hope you have enjoyed whatever I gave in PSL, because whatever the cricket left in me is for you only", Afridi said in a video message. Read More

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With No Evidence, Trump Accuses Obama of Wiretapping Trump Tower

In follow-up Tweets peppered with his favoured exclamation marks, he accused Obama of personally tapping his phones after being turned down by a court, and called him a "bad (or sick) guy". Trump wrote on Twitter on March 4. The president raised the stakes on Sunday by calling for Congress to investigate his claim as part of its probe into Russian interference during the 2016 election. Read More

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On the alleged use of chemical weapons in Mosul, Iraq [EN/AR/KU]

On the alleged use of chemical weapons in Mosul, Iraq [EN/AR/KU]

Al-Maturi said his forces were about 500 meters from the government complex. Mosul, 400 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, has been under IS control since June 2014. "We are starving to death", said one man who had fled the city. On Sunday, Iraqi forces took over several government buildings in Dawasah district as they moved closer to the central parts of western Mosul, a police official said. Read More

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Iraqi forces launch fresh thrust into Mosul's old city center

Iraqi forces launch fresh thrust into Mosul's old city center

Iraqi forces are within firing range of Mosul's main government buildings, a major target in the recent offensive to rid ISIS fighters from the western side of the city. More than a million civilians were still in the city when the offensive to retake it began almost five months ago. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said Saturday that 30,000 people had been displaced by the government's offensive on IS. Read More

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8000 flee as Iraqi forces fight IS in western Mosul

8000 flee as Iraqi forces fight IS in western Mosul

Defeating ISIS in Mosul would crush the Iraqi wing of the caliphate declared by the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in 2014, over parts of Iraq and Syria, although the group is expected to continue a campaign of insurgent attacks. 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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China sets lowest growth target in more than 20 years

China sets lowest growth target in more than 20 years

They are watching closely for signs of change at this week's annual meeting of China's National People's Congress , when the country's leaders map out the latest economic course. By lowering the rate of growth, however, President Xi Jinping is keeping military spending roughly in step with the overall economy and avoiding a costly arms race with the USA following President Donald Trump's proposal last month to do away with previous spending limits and increase the Pentagon budget by about ... Read More

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Mike Pence used private email while IN governor

Mike Pence used private email while IN governor

Emails released under a public records law show that while Mr Pence was the governor of IN he regularly used an AOL address to speak to advisers about confidential state business. Even more damning, the report alleged, Pence's email account was compromised by hackers last summer. "I'm very confident we are in full compliance with all of Indiana's laws". Read More

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Malaysia to deport N Korean arrested in Kim killing

Malaysia to deport N Korean arrested in Kim killing

Ri's release came days after two women - one Vietnamese and one Indonesian - were charged with Kim's murder. Both say they were duped into thinking they were playing a harmless prank. Police are seeking seven North Korean suspects in their probe but on Friday released the only North Korean arrested for lack of evidence. Malaysian authorities have said there is insufficient evidence to charge Ri over Kim's death. Read More

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Over 30 Airstrikes On Terrorist Strongholds In Yemen Over Past Two Days

Over 30 Airstrikes On Terrorist Strongholds In Yemen Over Past Two Days

There have not been any that U.S. forces have been involved in, not since the one you know about", Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis said, referring to the January 29 commando raid that resulted in the death of a U.S. In his speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, President Trump affirmed that the mission obtained "vital intelligence that will lead to many more victories in the future against our enemy". Read More

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Gayatri Prajapati: Minister on the run; non-bailable warrant issued, passport revoked

Gayatri Prajapati: Minister on the run; non-bailable warrant issued, passport revoked

Raj Bhawan sources said that Naik sought the state government's reasons to retain the tainted Transport Minister in cabinet even when he was booked under various sections of the IPC and against whom POCSO Act had been invoked. There are apprehensions that he might have fled to some foreign country, he said. But, the SP-Congress alliance is chanting the " Gayatri Prajapati Mantra". Read More

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Two militants killed in Tral encounter

Two militants killed in Tral encounter

The security personnel had to fire tear smoke shells to disperse the agitating people. While protestors were on way to encounter site on Saturday evening, an unidentified man, snatched Insas rifle of a CRPF personnel. DGP Vaid said one of the two slain militants is a foreigner and another a local, who was commander of the outfit. Among the three injured is a jawan of the Central Reserve Police Force. Read More

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Top Member of House Intelligence Committee is Questioning the Federal Bureau of Investigation about Russian Federation

The top Democrat on the House committee investigating Russian attempts to interfere in the election said the Federal Bureau of Investigation isn't completely forthcoming with information. Though President Trump has conceded Moscow likely participated in that cyber assault, he has pushed back on reports that Trump associates had communicated with Russian intelligence officials. Read More

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2 injured, 15 displaced after fire in central valley

2 injured, 15 displaced after fire in central valley

Tommy Rutledge said firefighters were called to the KRC Reserve Apartments complex on the 500 block of Hunters Club Lane at 9:58 a.m. The Red Cross was contacted to assist two families displaced due to the damage. The fire was confined to one apartment and damage was estimated at $30,000. The city's Fire Marshal's Office investigating. Fire crews worked quickly to prevent the spread of the fire, which resulted in only one report of injury by an occupant who was checked out by paramedics ... Read More

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UN Calls for Inquiry into Suspected Chemical Weapon Use in Mosul

UN Calls for Inquiry into Suspected Chemical Weapon Use in Mosul

According to the World Health Organization, since the beginning of the month they have seen 12 patients with respiratory symptoms and blistering, four of whom "are showing severe signs associated with exposure to a blister agent". "The mortar hit our house, right inside the living room where we were sitting", said Nazim Hamid, whose children had burns to their faces, arms and legs. Read More

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