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British Royal Family Members Attend War Memorial Unveiling in London

British Royal Family Members Attend War Memorial Unveiling in London

The monarch, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and senior royals who turned out in force for a Service of Dedication and unveiling of the new memorial in Victoria Embankment Gardens. The unveiling of the £1million stone monument was followed by a service for 2,500 veterans from the conflicts, starting with the first Gulf War in 1991 when Britain helped to liberate Kuwait from an Iraqi invasion. Read More

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Isis leaders abandon Raqqa leaving diehard followers to defend 'caliphate capital'

Isis leaders abandon Raqqa leaving diehard followers to defend 'caliphate capital'

The report continued on to say that ground force units will man the guns and deliver fire support for US -backed local forces which are preparing an assault on the city. The US has sent 400 additional troops to Syria to support an allied local force aiming to capture the so-called Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa. The ISIS militants in Syria are being fought by the Russian-backed Syrian military, as well as by Syrian rebels under the Free Syrian Army banner with Turkish and Jordanian ... Read More

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Rep. Carter comments after Obamacare repeal bill passes House Energy & Commerce Committee

Rep. Carter comments after Obamacare repeal bill passes House Energy & Commerce Committee

There were some signs on Thursday that Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans were trying to tweak the bill to win over a large faction of House conservatives who've dubbed the House plan "Obamacare lite". What makes the whole exercise excruciating for the Republicans involved is that they are rubber-stamping a bill that could be rejected by their House colleagues, by the Senate, or by their Republican president. Read More

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WikiLeaks will share Central Intelligence Agency hacking tools with tech companies - says Assange

WikiLeaks will share Central Intelligence Agency hacking tools with tech companies - says Assange

The first full part of the series, "Year Zero", comprises 8,761 documents and files from an isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley. "The attack against Samsung smart TVs was developed in cooperation with the United Kingdom's MI5/BTSS.", it said and added that the malware attacks the television and "places the target TV in a "Fake-Off" mode, so that the owner falsely believes the TV is off when it is on". Read More

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Over 38% polling in UP's final phase

Over 38% polling in UP's final phase

The seats going to polls also include home turf of three union ministers - Mahendra Nath Pandey, Anupriya Patel and Manoj Sinha. In 2012, in this phase, out of the 40 Assembly seats, the Samajwadi Party had won 23, the BSP had got five and the BJP had won only four seats. Read More

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"President Buhari expected back Friday" - Femi Adesina

The 74-year-old, who took power in May 2015, left Abuja on January 19 for treatment in Britain. The holiday was extended based on doctors' recommendation for further tests and rest. The President had been receiving visitors in London. He was also visited on February 23 by a National Assembly team led by Senate President Bukola Saraki. Read More

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McConnell doesn't believe Mexico will pay for border wall

The chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is rejecting President Trump's keystone proposal for border security, saying "a wall is not the right way to proceed". An internal estimate considered by DHS put the cost of a wall at $21.6 billion. " Uh, no " was McConnell's terse response when he was asked at a Politico breakfast if Mexico would pay for the wall, generating laughs from the audience. Read More

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Kashmiri's who glorify terrorists should learn from Saifullah's father: BJP

Kashmiri's who glorify terrorists should learn from Saifullah's father: BJP

The minister added that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) would be investigating the Lucknow terror operation. "We will not accept the body of an anti-national", said Sartaj father of Saifulla killed in an encounter. While the Uttar Pradesh police shot dead Saifullah on Tuesday, six suspects have been arrested in M.P. and U.P. on terror charges, Mr. Singh said. Due to the prompt action taken by the police of both the States, a possible threat to the national security was successfully ... Read More

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May warns on European Union budget bill as Brexit start looms

May warns on European Union budget bill as Brexit start looms

The issue of the so-called "divorce bill" - meant to cover legally binding budget commitments already made by the United Kingdom - could be a major stumbling block in the negotiations after Ms May triggers Article 50. "And obviously the extent of that level of money will be determined", he said. Similar estimates about the bill to be presented to Britain by the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, had been circulating for months before Kern's confirmation. Read More

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Cong alliance will achieve majority in UP: Mulayam

Cong alliance will achieve majority in UP: Mulayam

Mr Yadav's statement about the new alliance has created ripples in political circles and the BJP said that this was an indication that the SP had already conceded defeat. The BSP would finish third. According to pollsters, calling the five State Assemblies as far-flung and small as Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur and as big and crucial as Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to be the tallest leader. Read More

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Paul Ryan's 'friends' have a sad face over Ryancare betrayal

Paul Ryan's 'friends' have a sad face over Ryancare betrayal

Democrats aren't expected to go along with either the House or the Senate bill. "At this point, during the Obama administration eight years ago, they passed all kinds of stuff", said Carlson. House speaker Paul Ryan got himself into trouble Thursday for broadly describing why the GOP considers the risk-sharing under Obamacare between younger and older consumers a failure, leaving out the details that got reporters questioning his understanding of insurance. Read More

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Gerber Issues Egg Allergy Alert

Gerber Issues Egg Allergy Alert

Gerber Products Company has initiated a voluntary recall of one its products because an ingredient is not identified in the allergens list. On updated packages, this information can be found in the "contains" statement as well as the ingredient list. Read More

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No evidence of wiretap, says House's Nunes

No evidence of wiretap, says House's Nunes

The House and Senate intelligence committees are conducting separate probes into the various Russian Federation allegations. For those same panels to start an inquiry into Trump's phone-tapping accusation is a clear sign lawmakers assume that, if there was any surveillance of Trump Tower last fall, it was somehow connected to the Russians' meddling. Read More

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Alshon Jeffery Signs One-Year Contract With Eagles

Alshon Jeffery Signs One-Year Contract With Eagles

Smith , 28, has 266 career receptions for 4,521 yards (17 yards per catch) and 37 touchdowns while playing for Baltimore (2011-14) and the 49ers (2015-16). Also, the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs said moments after Jeffery signed with Philadelphia that he got a sense from people that Jeffery was intent on leaving the Bears. Read More

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Trump travel ban puts US World Cup bid in danger

Trump travel ban puts US World Cup bid in danger

The US president's latest draft of an immigration executive order bans individuals travelling from Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Libya from entering the country. In February, a Tibetan women's soccer team failed to secure visas to travel to an April tournament in Dallas, after officials at the us embassy in India told 16 players they had "no good reason to visit the U.S". Read More

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Uttar Pradesh elections: Polling ends in final phase, all eyes on results

Uttar Pradesh elections: Polling ends in final phase, all eyes on results

Neighbouring Mirzapur recorded 55.92 per cent till 3 p.m., 52.82 per cent in Jaunpur, 54 per cent in Ghazipur and 52.9 per cent in Bhadohi. Among the voters in the final phase of polling, 64.76 lakh are women. Varanasi Cantonment has 24 candidates and Kerakat seat in Jaunpur district just six. Prominent candidates who are in the fray include former Cabinet minister Om Prakash, Parasnath Yadav, Ajay Rai, former MP Dhananjay Singh, Sigbatullah Ansari brother of Mukhtar Ansari and Seema Singh ... Read More

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Won't let BJP to run UP if there's no victor: Akhilesh

Won't let BJP to run UP if there's no victor: Akhilesh

Sadhana, who gave an interview to a news agency, had so always been silent on the Samajwadi Party in-fighting, amid the buzz that she was the one who had set up Shivpal Yadav against Akhilesh. Former Chief Minister and now Home Minister Rajnath Singh comes from Chandauli. The ideology of the BJP is risky for the country. Interestingly, Akhilesh used the relation of Bua-Bhatija (nephew-aunt), the same address he has used to take a dig on the BSP supremo, to say that he respects Mayawati as ... Read More

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Israel's proposed bills to 'silence' mosques met with outrage

Israel's proposed bills to 'silence' mosques met with outrage

The bill, which still needs to pass three further readings before becoming law, will apply to communities in East Jerusalem, a territory the Palestinians have earmarked as the capital of any future state, as well as Israel proper. Ayman Odeh, the leader of the Joint List, was thrown out of the chamber after tearing up a copy of the bill. According to the Adalah Centre for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, more than 50 laws discriminate against Palestinian citizens of Israel by stifling their ... Read More

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Jewish Children's Museum in New York Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Jewish Children's Museum in New York Evacuated After Bomb Threat

The museum, on the corner of Eastern Parkway and Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights, was evacuated shortly after. The Jewish Children's Museum in Brooklyn, New York. The mayor was en route to the museum Thursday afternoon, his spokesman Eric Phillips wrote on Twitter. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was already in Brooklyn for an unrelated event, addressed the press outside the museum around 11:30 a.m.to condemn the threat. Read More

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North Korea: Zahid hopes good sense prevails

North Korea: Zahid hopes good sense prevails

Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the government's decision to ban Harimau Malaysia from going to North Korea should not be seen as intervention in the affairs of the FAM. As investigators try to solve the case, Malaysia has warned that the investigation into the murder "may take longer than what we hope due to the complexity and sensitivity of the case", while China said no global action should be considered until it is finished. Read More

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Several injured in attack at Duesseldorf station; 2 arrests

Several injured in attack at Duesseldorf station; 2 arrests

Police have been unable to release details of the gang's identity or motive. Trains are not stopping at the station. Police said two suspected attackers have been arrested following the attack but more are thought to be on the run. "Stay away from #Dusseldorf train station insane man with axe on the loose". "Station closed. I am in the train things look bad #police #terror". Duesseldorf's Hauptbahnhof is the city's primary railway station, serving a quarter of a million passengers daily. Read More

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Former general plans to overthrow S.Sudan leader

Former general plans to overthrow S.Sudan leader

Aid officials now fear that they will not be allowed to return to the town. Cirillo was South Sudan's army deputy chief of staff for logistics until his resignation last month. South Sudan has been devastated by a civil war that broke out in December 2013 after President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy Riek Machar of plotting a coup. Read More

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France's Macron seen on top in first round presidential vote

France's Macron seen on top in first round presidential vote

Though no polls now show her winning, anti-immigration nationalist Le Pen is hoping to emulate the shock success of President Donald Trump in United States elections past year. French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron , an independent who started the "En Marche!" The Republicans presidential nominee Francois Fillon is expected to get 20 percent of the votes, followed by socialist Benoit Hamon with 13 percent. Read More

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Another week of winter for the cherry blossom trees

Another week of winter for the cherry blossom trees

Peak bloom is determined when 70 percent of the blossoms are open on the Yoshino cherry trees, the most common of the blossom trees on the National Mall, according to the park service. On Tuesday, the National Park Service tweeted the florets reached the third stage of six on the way to peak bloom. Once peak bloom is reached, the blossoms can remain on the trees from four to 10 days. Read More

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Super Eagles retains 41st position — Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

Super Eagles retains 41st position — Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking

In the March ranking, the Super Eagles of Nigeria are also unmoved in Africa, remaining the seventh best country in the continent. 1 and 2 in an unchanged top 10 in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings. Mexico leads the CONCACAF nations at No. 17, while the United States dropped one to No. 30. The next FIFA World Ranking is slated for 6th of April this year. Read More

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Cannabis Culture pot dispensaries across Ontario raided by police

Cannabis Culture pot dispensaries across Ontario raided by police

Toronto Police say the raids are part of "Project Gator", and that 11 dispensaries in Toronto, Hamilton and Vancouver were targeted on Thursday. On Facebook, Cannabis Culture released a video of police entering a dispensary in Hamilton. It's "likely related to dispensaries". Marc Emery is no stranger to the legal system, having been arrested numerous times over the years for pot-related offences and he served more than four years in a US federal prison for selling marijuana seeds across ... Read More

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Brownback considered for United Nations post

Brownback considered for United Nations post

Brownback's office has not commented on the report, saying only that the governor is committed to working with state lawmakers on budget issues and a new school funding formula. Lane said high-profile global refugee crises add extra importance to the services offered by worldwide food organizations. Since Trump won election in November, speculation has swirled at the Capitol about the potential for Brownback to join the administration. Read More

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