• South Korea shutting off government computers so employees will go home

    South Korea shutting off government computers so employees will go home

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    In the second phase, starting in April, the time limit for a shutdown will be reduced further to 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Friday. For the first phase, employees' computers will be shut off at 8 p.m. According to the Ministry of Personnel and Management, employees in public service work 2738 hours per person each year on average. The grueling overtime resulted in low productivity, due to overworked and exhausted employees.
  • NWS: Weekend storm to bring snow to southeastern West Virginia

    NWS: Weekend storm to bring snow to southeastern West Virginia

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    While local weather should be relatively clear beyond Thursday, more precipitation is predicted not far from Sacramento. Wilson Collins, of Toms River, New Jersey, said as he checked his vehicle trunk to make sure he had a shovel, a blanket and other emergency items.
  • Missing US family found dead in Mexico

    Missing US family found dead in Mexico

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    But although the lack of communication was unusual, Peterson said, the family wasn't immediately alarmed when the Sharp family did not return on Wednesday as planned. The Sharp family-Kevin, Amy, and two children Sterling and Adrianna-were last heard from on March 15th, the day they arrived in Tulum . When Mexican police investigated, they discovered the family's bodies in the condo.
  • Local students prepare for March For Our Lives rally

    Local students prepare for March For Our Lives rally

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    Hoping they can teach the grownups a lesson. The University High School Sophomore volunteered for the job and says while it's been more work than she imagined, it's been invigorating at the same time . Organizer Heather Adams said she expects the event to bring out close to 600 people. The high school was the site of the deadliest school mass shooting in USA history after authorities say 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire on Valentine's Day, killing 17 people, including 14 students ...
  • Jaelynn Willey: Life support ending for 'brain dead' Maryland school shooting victim

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    Willey passed surrounded by family at University of Maryland Prince George's Hospital Center just hours after her mother, Melissa Willey , told reporters her daughter would be taken off life support . Rollins used a Glock handgun legally owned by his father , according to the sheriff's office. Rollins died at a nearby hospital after a shootout with the school's resource officer, Deputy First Class Blaine Gaskill .
  • Syria rebels depart eastern Ghouta town

    Syria rebels depart eastern Ghouta town

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    The rebel group, Failaq al-Rahman, said in a statement Friday that civilians who decide to stay in eastern Ghouta will be guaranteed safety. Syrian Central Military Media said a tentative agreement has been reached between the Syrian government and armed groups in the Ghouta towns of Arbeen, Zamalka , Hazeh and Jobar .
  • Saudi crown prince soaks in Trump's praise on US tour

    Saudi crown prince soaks in Trump's praise on US tour

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    Furthermore, there will also be private placements in the Far East. Instead, they focused on areas of easy agreement: Saudi investments in the U.S., American arm sales to the kingdom and sharp criticism of mutual foe Iran. In addition, Saudi Arabia will have a seat on Endeavor's global advisory board for the entertainment, sports and fashion powerhouse. Similarly, there is no indication that gender segregation in restaurants and other public places will be lifted.
  • Firefighters extinguish 'inferno' in Glasgow shopping precinct

    Firefighters extinguish 'inferno' in Glasgow shopping precinct

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    The huge blaze on Sauchiehall Street caused "pandemonium" in the city centre yesterday as people were evacuated from nearby properties over health risks. The blaze has since been contained after complex processes of action due to extensive spreading onto other "older tenement-style buildings". More than 20 fire engines were used, including specialist high reach appliances and a heavy rescue vehicle, with numerous 120 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus.
  • China warns of imposing United States dollars 3 bn trade tariffs on US

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    Japan's Nikkei share index fell 4.5% and in the U.S. the Dow Jones sank 2.9%. It also said in a statement that while it did not want a trade war , it was not afraid to have one. and China. The report announcing the tariffs cited instances of USA companies being forced to move patents to China or partner with a Chinese firm in order to do business in the country.
  • Police dig urine-soaked infants out of car in Kentucky; Couple arrested

    Police dig urine-soaked infants out of car in Kentucky; Couple arrested

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    CBS Affiliate WKYT reports that police say the two children were cold to the touch, their feet and hands were purple, and their clothes were soaked in urine. A 21-year-old man wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant for allegedly assaulting a man with autism has been arrested in Windsor. Police used surveillance video from the plaza and other areas to track down Benjamin.
  • US Officials Tour Manbij Amid Dispute With Turkey Over Northern Syria Town

    US Officials Tour Manbij Amid Dispute With Turkey Over Northern Syria Town

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    I told them: 'We won't take steps backward from here. The Turkish military has set up several observation posts in Idlib province under a deal with Russian Federation and Iran aimed at ending clashes in Syria, while the United States vowed on Thursday not to leave Manbij, a town under the control of Kurdish militia known as the People's Protection Units (YPG) with a US military presence.
  • Toyota Corolla Hatchback returns at NY Auto Show

    Toyota Corolla Hatchback returns at NY Auto Show

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    Now though, a completely new Corolla Hatch is about to take a bow, but how well it will sell when it lands in showrooms is open for debate. Also standard is Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, which bundles a variety of active safety systems, many of which aren't even available on competitor's cars.
  • Spring-like warmth, then rain/snow chance

    Spring-like warmth, then rain/snow chance

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    Wednesday's storm tied the record for the highest one-day snowfall total after the Spring equinox, which starts as early as March 19th. Plentiful sunshine will be the rule on Monday as winds diminish and as we anxiously await the arrival of more spring-like temperatures.
  • Did The Simpsons predict end of Toys R Us?

    Did The Simpsons predict end of Toys R Us?

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    The company said "unforeseen circumstances" caused the delay. Toys R Us kicks off its going-out-of-business sales today, a week after announcing plans to sell or close all of its USA stores. From the millions of in-store tantrums (thrown mostly by parents) to the excitement over countless boxes of sole-destroying Lego sets, there may never be another place like it.
  • Car bomb near stadium kills 12 in Afghanistan, says official

    Car bomb near stadium kills 12 in Afghanistan, says official

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    Police said the bombing occurred near a packed sports stadium in the provincial capital of Lashkargah where a wrestling match was underway. "The suicide bomber detonated his auto bomb as spectators were leaving the stadium", Zwak said. No high ranking officials were present or harmed at the stadium, he added. "Four of my family members were martyred and three others were wounded", a sobbing Mohammad told AFP at the hospital run by the Italian NGO Emergency.
  • Melania Trump Hates the

    Melania Trump Hates the "24/7 Tornado" Surrounding Donald Trump's Scandal-Ridden Lifestyle

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    Melania spent time honoring "Women of Courage" on Friday, as reported by People . 'Courage sets apart those who believe in higher calling and those who act on it. If the relationship Karen McDougal alleges was on the first lady's mind, she gave no hint of it. "What can you say except, I'm sorry". Aliyah Khalaf Saleh, known as Umm Qusay, from Iraq, risked her life to save Iraqi military cadets ambushed by ISIS, ultimately rescuing 58 recruits over five months, hiding them in small groups ...
  • Iraq Approves Turkish Military Operations Against Border Kurds

    Iraq Approves Turkish Military Operations Against Border Kurds

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    Here, "neutralised" implies the terrorists either surrendered or were killed or captured. The sources noted that at least 15 caves and 30 shelters used by the PKK members were also destroyed. More than 1,200 people, including security force personnel and civilians, have lost their lives since the PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the USA, and European Union - resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015.
  • Bitcoin Drops Over 4% After Japan Warns World's Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange

    Bitcoin Drops Over 4% After Japan Warns World's Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange

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    Amateur Bitcoin investors will count on the opening of Binance in Malta to offer some guidance on the unclear crypto market following the crash in January. Binance has several staff in Japan and has been expanding without receiving permission, the person said. Japan, which has been a haven for cryptocurrency trading, rolled out a system for licensing cryptocurrency exchanges soon after it deemed bitcoin legal tender within the country in April 2017 .
  • Lead Trump lawyer in Russia probe leaves in legal shake-up

    Lead Trump lawyer in Russia probe leaves in legal shake-up

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    John Dowd , the lead attorney on President Donald Trump's legal team, resigned Thursday given substantial disagreements with the president over the direction of his defense. DiGenova has criticized the deputy attorney general overseeing the Russian Federation investigation and has denounced Special Counsel Mueller's investigation.
  • Turkey's Erdogan speaks with Trump amid strained ties

    Turkey's Erdogan speaks with Trump amid strained ties

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    Video of the incident, which showed guards for the visiting Turkish president charging and beating protesters who had gathered outside the Sheridan Circle residence, sparked worldwide outrage. Usoyan and Yusa were victims of the brutal assault on May 16th by President Erdogan's bodyguards. The decision by the U.S.to prosecute the 15 men added to political strains as the Trump administration was trying to reset relations with Turkey , a key USA ally in the fight against Islamic State.
  • Man accused of child sex crime in Oconee Co

    Man accused of child sex crime in Oconee Co

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    She told officers after he forced her into the bedroom at knifepoint and sexually assaulted her, the report said, he took her and the children to a vehicle. District Attorney Dave Young of the 17th Judicial District announced Friday that Donald McMillian has been charged with kidnapping and sexual assault in an attack on a 79-year-old woman in Broomfield Tuesday afternoon.
  • Trump Signs Omnibus Spending Package To Fund Government Through September

    Trump Signs Omnibus Spending Package To Fund Government Through September

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    Bemoaning the more than 2,000-page document laid before Congress on Wednesday as impossible to read before a vote that is planned for Thursday, Paul slammed his conservative allies for going along with the massive spending bill. According to Drew Hammill, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's deputy chief of staff, the Fix NICS language to strengthen background checks and finalizing Gateway funding are still oustanding.
  • School resource officer helped stop gunman at Maryland high school

    School resource officer helped stop gunman at Maryland high school

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    Cameron initially said the 14-year-old student was shot by Rollins, but he later indicated that the exact circumstances were still unclear. A 16-year-old female student who reportedly had a prior relationship with the gunman was critically wounded and is receiving treatment in an ICU, and a 14-year-old male student was also injured in the attack and is now in stable condition, according to Fox News .
  • Trump hits back at 'physically weak' Joe Biden

    Trump hits back at 'physically weak' Joe Biden

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    Biden noted Friday that he first suggested a high school-era altercation with Trump during the 2016 campaign when blasting the then-businessman over his lewd comments on tape boasting about grabbing women without their consent. Biden said earlier this week he would have "beat the hell" out of Trump if the two had been at school together. "Experts say the fight would go nine rounds with ten bathroom breaks".
  • Air India reschedules India-bound flights from US

    Air India reschedules India-bound flights from US

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    Following a 70-year ban, Saudi Arabia allowed an Israel-bound Indian commercial jet to fly over its airspace, prompting cries of discrimination by El Al, Israel's national airline. It is still unknown whether Israeli airliners can use the airspace of the Gulf state or not. Indigo was among the first to officially express interest in the assets of Air India, although it was an unsolicited one.
  • Palestinian teen gets prison for slapping Israeli soldier

    Palestinian teen gets prison for slapping Israeli soldier

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    Tamimi slapped the soldiers when they came to her family's home shortly after Israeli forces shot her 15-year-old cousin in the head at close range for allegedly throwing rocks. In almost all cases brought against Palestinian minors, the defendant ends up signing a plea bargain, said Yael Stein, research director for B'Tselem who wrote the report .
  • Austin Bombing Suspect Confessed In 25-Minute Phone Video, Police Say

    Austin Bombing Suspect Confessed In 25-Minute Phone Video, Police Say

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    Ultimately, they tracked down Conditt to a hotel in Round Rock, Austin , where he took off on a service road and detonated a bomb in his vehicle as SWAT teams approached. It was then that SWAT officers approached the vehicle and the man detonated a bomb inside his auto, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said . This week, authorities received information that led them to Conditt as a person of interest, and he later became a suspect.
  • Ukraine detains ex-POW Nadiya Savchenko over alleged terror plot

    Ukraine detains ex-POW Nadiya Savchenko over alleged terror plot

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    Lutsenko has accused Savchenko of planning a "large-scale terrorist attack" in central Kiev aimed at a "forcible overthrow of the constitutional system and the seizure of state power in Ukraine". By playing along, she was hoping to expose the government's scheme against her, Savchenko said. She also accused several Ukrainian MPs of leading the snipers to the Hotel Ukraine, from which shots were later fired at people on the streets, thus implying that the 2014 mass killings might in fact have ...
  • Africa signs free-trade deal to replace existing agreements

    Africa signs free-trade deal to replace existing agreements

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    Kabil said that the agreement will enhance trade exchange between African states, stressing on the importance of developing infrastructure, especially the transport sector, as it will help double trade exchange between African countries to reach 22 percent of total trade by 2022.
  • Telangana: Ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi wins all three Rajya Sabha seats

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    Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, who was BJP's central observer, said with more BJP members in the Rajya Sabha, the government would be able to ensure passage of bills in the Upper House, where the NDA does not enjoy a majority. The counting of votes for the tough contest was delayed as the bjps opponents complained that some of their MLAs had not followed stipulated procedure for rajya sabha voting .
  • WA volunteers help rescue beached whales

    WA volunteers help rescue beached whales

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    Western Australia state's Parks and Wildlife Service said its staff were on site and assessing the health and well-being of the 15 still alive. Only 15 of the 150 beached animals are believed to have survived, as conservationists made a desperate attempt to rescue those still alive.
  • Union Bank at 14 year low as lender faces Rs300cr fraud

    Union Bank at 14 year low as lender faces Rs300cr fraud

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    The UBI also alleged that the TIL was taking loans from the bank since November 2005 when it was sanctioned credit facilities of Rs 15 crore to complete the work orders in construction and infrastructure activities. The case comes after a more-than $2 billion fraud in state-run Punjab National Bank, dubbed the biggest bank fraud in India's history, triggered scrutiny of all soured bank loans for any sign of wrongdoing.
  • Pope Francis to visit Ireland in August

    Pope Francis to visit Ireland in August

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    Senior leaders within the Church of Ireland, including the Primate of All Ireland, have reiterated their previous welcome of the papal visit. Pope Francis will visit the country for two days in August. "While it is not a formal state visit, it will be a major event for Ireland, with a high degree of public participation and a high worldwide profile", he said .
  • Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad warns FB of 'strict action'

    Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad warns FB of 'strict action'

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    Will Congress Party depend on data theft and manipulation to win elections? It has also been revealed that in India , Cambridge Analytica worked in Bihar elections in 2010. Cambridge Analytica is at the eye of a fresh data leak controversy as reports emerged that the firm had access to millions of Facebook users' personal data, which is used to identify the personalities of American voters and influence their behaviour to help U.S.
  • Friday is Nation Puppy Day

    Friday is Nation Puppy Day

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    You are excited, or you are sad; they will always lie down looking at you with the puppy eyes that makes them more adorable. To celebrate, we've compiled 50 of our cutest dog photos that our photographers have taken over the years. Many people shared and commented on Sam Kotzer's post, and someone even sent her an image of the suspect with the puppies. What better way to celebrate than moseying on out to A Second Chance Animal Shelter on Alex Harvin Highway in Manning and seeing what ...
  • Man stabs daughter to death on the eve of her wedding

    Man stabs daughter to death on the eve of her wedding

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    The police said Rajan, the victim's father, had admitted that the act was in retaliation for her alliance with a lower caste youth, which affected him socially. According to police sources, the couple with their family members had discussed their disagreements at a near by police station, it is only after that the father had agreed to the wedding.