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Gov't, NDFP agree to resumption of peace talks

Gov't, NDFP agree to resumption of peace talks

In a joint statement released Sunday, the parties agreed that the fourth round and fifth rounds of the formal peace talks would be held in the first week of April 2017 and in June 2017 respectively. After terminating the peace talks, Duterte called the 4,000-strong communist rebels terrorists and ordered the arrest of NDF consultants who were temporarily freed for the peace talks in Oslo, Norway and Rome, Italy. Read More

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Turkey-Netherlands tension draws global reactions

Riot police were drafted in to clear the area near the consulate which had been declared a no-go zone by mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb earlier in the day. The Dutch flag has since been returned to its original place, the report said. Cavusoglu's plane eventually landed in France. Turkish presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin also slammed the Dutch government. The government said it saw the potential to import divisions into its own Turkish minority, which has pro- and anti-Erdogan camps. Read More

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Amarinder to be Punjab's captain from March 16

Amarinder to be Punjab's captain from March 16

Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore today dissolved the state Assembly after outgoing Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal submitted his resignation to him. He underlined the importance of setting up more rehabilitation and de-addiction centres, as well as appointment of more psychiatrists, to tackle the drugs problem. Read More

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Goa polls: Congress wins 8 seats, BJP bags 7 as counting continues

Goa polls: Congress wins 8 seats, BJP bags 7 as counting continues

Earlier, a NPF spokesman said: "We are in alliance with the NDA and therefore we will support the North-East Democratic Alliance, which comprises non-Congress parties, even in Manipur". The presence of the BJP was so nominal in the State that the party had hardly fielded any candidate in the last 2012 Assembly polls. Apart from the Congress and the BJP which had bagged 19 and 18 seats respectively and are leading in five and three seats, National Peoples Party (NPP) has won three and is ... Read More

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WikiLeaks offers Central Intelligence Agency hacking tools to tech companies - Assange

WikiLeaks offers Central Intelligence Agency hacking tools to tech companies - Assange

The CIA slammed Assange for impeding anti-terror efforts. The rule, Spicer said, was a throwback to a time when the White House could spark "market fluctuations" by broadcasting economic news before Wall Street could digest them. The documents indicate that the Central Intelligence Agency controlled 24 different vulnerabilities for Google's Android operating system, which is used in as many as 5 out of 6 smartphones worldwide. Read More

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Lee Chong Wei reigns

Lee Chong Wei reigns

World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei will take on Chinese youngster Shi Yuqi in the All England Championships men's singles final on Sunday. Lee strolled effortlessly to a 21-12 victory in the first game and had little challenge as well in the second. Read More

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Trump may have trouble getting own party on board his healthcare plan

Trump may have trouble getting own party on board his healthcare plan

Well, now that the Republican party has control of each level of government: presidency, house of representatives , senate, and a tie in supreme court with a vacant seat to be filled by Trump and congress. Health care industry organizations nearly immediately attacked the plan, saying it would slash the number of Americans with access to insurance. Individuals are anxious about whether they'll lose the coverage they have or if it will become substantially more expensive, Gaynor says. Read More

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7 things you need to know about the GOP healthcare replacement bill

7 things you need to know about the GOP healthcare replacement bill

A column elsewhere on this page by Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times may have said it best: "There's a new rule in American politics: Whichever party owns health care will come to regret it". The House plan would allow health care providers to charge seniors up to five times what they charge 20-somethings - a change offset by higher tax credits for Americans aged 60 to 65. Read More

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Turnovers cost Texas State in Sun Belt Championship loss to Troy

Turnovers cost Texas State in Sun Belt Championship loss to Troy

Troy scored 24 fewer points than it had averaged in its first three victories in the tournament. Troy never trailed in the game after pulling even at 9-9, though the score was tied twice in the second half. 3 seed Trojans defeated No. 5 Louisiana-Lafayette 78-64 on Sunday night to win the championship at UNO's Lakefront Arena. "We kind of shot ourselves in the foot in that area". Read More

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Congress MLA also leans over as BJP crosses Manipur halfway mark

Congress MLA also leans over as BJP crosses Manipur halfway mark

The BJP's chances of forming the next government in Manipur brightened on Sunday as the National People's Party and the LJP formally extended their support. The election results came out yesterday and the BJP stood at the second place with 21 seats. Gadkari said, "When none of the parties could get absolute majority in Goa, it was obvious that we would form the government with the like-minded parties". Read More

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Bhuma nagi reddy passes away

Bhuma nagi reddy passes away

He directed collector to constantly monitor the situation and even said to arrange helicopter to rush him to Hyderabad for better medical facilities. Bhuma and his wife quit the PRP when it merged with the Congress, and joined the YSRCP, as they shared a long relationship with former Andhra CM YS Rajasekhara Reddy. Read More

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IFS welcomes Hammond's National Insurance hike

IFS welcomes Hammond's National Insurance hike

The request was made before Mr Hammond delivered the Budget. He added the United Kingdom was the second-fastest-growing economy in the G7 in 2016 and that the growth forecast for 2017 has been upgraded from 1.4% to 2%. Three measures were announced to mitigate the impact of the revaluation of business rates on those most adversely affected. The Budget provides welcome relief for practice owners concerned about the recent revaluation of business rates . Read More

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Cuomo Orders Probe After Rochester JCC Receives 2nd Bomb Threat

Cuomo Orders Probe After Rochester JCC Receives 2nd Bomb Threat

The rally took place outside Asper Jewish Community Campus, where a threat came in against the community last week. Museums, houses of worship, advocacy groups and cemeteries have been targets of bomb threats and vandalism. "As New Yorkers, we will not be intimidated and we will not stand by silently as some seek to sow hate and division". Police say about 300 people were inside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester when the emailed threat was received. Read More

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US Envoy Says IS 'Trapped' in Mosul

Earlier Sunday, police officer Abdul-Ghani al-Maadedi said Iraqi forces seized control of the Corniche Street and Al-Souq al-Tugari district in the center of western Mosul after deadly clashes with Daesh militants. IS overran large areas north and west of Baghdad in 2014, but Iraqi forces backed by US-led air strikes and other support have since retaken most of the territory they lost. Read More

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Modi wave sweeps battleground state UP, Uttarakhand

Modi wave sweeps battleground state UP, Uttarakhand

While BJP is in the grip of euphoria over its success in assembly elections, PM Modi has struck the right note by cautioning his party against engaging in triumphalism. Two of exit polls , meanwhile, have predicted a hung verdict in the state. As this analysis on Mint points out , of the 79 seats that go vacant by 2019 across India, the BJP now holds 23 and Congress 21. Read More

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Runaway bus 'kills 34' in Haitian city of Gonaives

Runaway bus 'kills 34' in Haitian city of Gonaives

Then the driver rammed into a band of street musicians while trying to speed away, killing 33 others. The musicians were taking part in a rara parade, which involves playing traditional instruments and being joined by passers-by. The driver and passengers on the bus were being held at the police station, said Patrick Cherilus, a Civil Protection spokesman for the department of Artibonite region. Read More

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Trump invites Palestinian president to visit White House

At a news conference during Mr Netanyahu's visit, Mr Trump was ambivalent about a two-state solution, the mainstay of U.S. policy in the region for the past two decades. Meanwhile, Reyad al-Malki, the Palestinian foreign affairs minister told the Palestinian radio "Trump's decision to send his convoy to meet with the Palestinians is a positive sign that expressed the US concerns to end the Mideast conflict". Read More

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Trump Administration Asks for Resignations of 46 US Attorneys

Preet Bharara, the USA attorney for the Southern District of NY, just tweeted that he has been fired. In New Jersey, the First Assistant under Fishman is now William Fitzpatrick, who presumably would step in to become acting U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara after the high-profile federal prosecutor said he was sacked earlier in the day. The decision to drop the attorneys, including Bharara, was a surprise in NY after Bharara met with then-incoming President Trump in November and said Trump ... Read More

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US Hate Crime: Man Sets Indian Origin's Store on Fire

US Hate Crime: Man Sets Indian Origin's Store on Fire

It wasn't. The Palm Beach Post reports sheriff's deputies were called to a Met Mart in St. Lucie for reports of a suspicious person. Lloyd told cops he was 'doing his part for America' and had hoped that the dumpster blaze would burn the entire building to the ground once the flames were fed by the beer and wine inside the store, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by WPTV . Read More

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BJP's Laxmikant Parsekar loses in Goa Election

BJP's Laxmikant Parsekar loses in Goa Election

HUGE SNUB FOR PARRIKAR In Goa, BJP sources said depth of anger against CM Laxmikant Parsekar was brewing, not just in the party, but also in the RSS. The BJP needs the support of eight MLAs to reach the magic number of 21 seats in the assembly. Talking to reporters in Goa, Parrikar said that he will be coming back to his state after two-and-a-half years. Read More

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Ethiopia's rubbish landslide kills 15 in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia's rubbish landslide kills 15 in Addis Ababa

So far, officials have confirmed at least 15 dead, but many more are still missing. "We can not say we are eliminating the transport problem, because the number of people in the city is increasing", Mulu said. "My house was right inside there", said resident Tebeju Asres, pointing toward an area where rescuers were working. "All my brothers and sisters were rescued but my mother is not answering her phone, she could still be inside that rubble", Tadesee said. Read More

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Ancient palace found under site destroyed by ISIS militants

Ancient palace found under site destroyed by ISIS militants

Iraqi forces have uncovered a mass grave of about 500 executed prisoners after they forced Isis out of a prison complex near Mosul. "Initial checks of part of the mass grave revealed remains with prison uniforms and lined up in a way that indicates they were shot dead in groups", said Karim Nouri, spokesman for the Hashid Shaabi, a state-run umbrella for Shia paramilitary groups. Read More

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