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Brazil's President Michel Temer has signed an emergency decree authorising the country's armed forces to take over policing duties in Rio de Janeiro. Indeed, Lower House Speaker Rodrigo Maia said the decree that would be put to a vote in both houses of Congress over the next few days would make a vote on pension reform more hard.
  • Pakistani Senator Criticizes Troops Sending to Saudi Arabia

    Pakistani Senator Criticizes Troops Sending to Saudi Arabia

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    While talking on a private TV channel, Dastgir said that Pakistani troops were sent to Saudi Arab after the rules of engagement were clarified. The announcement was made by Inter-Services PR following a meet on regional security scenarios between the Pakistan Army Chief and a Saudi Ambassador.
  • Iran president to hold talks with PM Modi

    Iran president to hold talks with PM Modi

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    This is Rouhani's first visit to India after he was elected Iran's President in 2013. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the West has created Takfiri outfits that have nothing to do with the holy faith of Islam in a bid to sow discord among Muslims , reported in Press TV .
  • 7.2-magnitude quake shakes southern Mexico, capital

    7.2-magnitude quake shakes southern Mexico, capital

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    In fact, Mexico City Red Cross tweeted that the facade of a building collapsed in Mexico City's Condesa neighborhood, which was hit hard in the September natural disaster. But it added that shelters had been opened for those fleeing damaged homes. The Red Cross reported the facade from a building in the Condesa neighborhood, which was hit hard on September.
  • Niculescu counters Wozniacki in grunt row

    Niculescu counters Wozniacki in grunt row

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    The world number two will play 18-year-old American qualifier Catherine Bellis in the last eight, who beat defending champion and world number five Karolina Pliskova 7-6 (7/4), 6-3. At 4-4 in the first set, Wozniacki - visibly enraged by Niculescu's effort-expressing sounds - went up to chair umpire Emmanuel Joseph to raise her complain.
  • YPG's Heavy Arms Deepen US-Turkish Dispute

    YPG's Heavy Arms Deepen US-Turkish Dispute

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    A row that is potentially more serious is the one festering between the United States and Turkey over Ankara's "Operation Olive Branch", launched last month against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG). Tillerson said the first committee would begin working in mid-March and deal with the issue of the town of Manbij, held by the US-backed Syrian Kurdish militia and where the United States has a military presence.
  • President Trump meets school shooting victims, praises

    President Trump meets school shooting victims, praises "incredible" responders

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    The president made the trip to meet with first responders shortly after Air Force One arrived in West Palm Beach for the president to spend the weekend at his Palm Beach estate, which is about 40 miles from Parkland. The profile photo on Cruz's Instagram account showed a masked face wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat like those associated with Trump's campaign.
  • Popular Chinese TV Show Accused Of Racism For Depiction Of Africans

    Popular Chinese TV Show Accused Of Racism For Depiction Of Africans

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    Contrary to the image presented in the New Year program, Africans have increasingly looked askance at growing Chinese investment in their governments. On Thursday, the Gala commemorated the establishment of a new Chinese-funded railway between Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya in 2017 with a segment set in Africa.
  • Trump must listen to families of Florida shooting victims

    Trump must listen to families of Florida shooting victims

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    A vigil was held Thursday in the wake of this week's horrific school shooting in Florida, where at least 1,000 attendees mourned the 17 victims. The Florida Democrat spoke on the Senate floor about how a pattern has evolved where Senators end up speaking out after mass shootings "to beg our colleagues to take common sense actions that we all know will protect our children".
  • Rowdy Family Booted From Ship After Cruise Turns to 'Bloodbath'

    Rowdy Family Booted From Ship After Cruise Turns to 'Bloodbath'

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    The boat was on a 10-day cruise around the South Pacific when two men got into a war of words over tangled feet, which quickly escalated. Police confirmed that security detained the men involved. Passengers could be heard cheering loudly as the family members were being removed from the ship, according to ABC . One passenger, called Michael, says he was kicked while lying on the ground and suffering bruisins to his face, back and legs.
  • Highline College in Washington state in lockdown after reports of gunfire

    Highline College in Washington state in lockdown after reports of gunfire

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    PT (noon ET). Close doors, close windows. Armed police officers were seen patrolling the campus where several ambulances and police cars are already on the scene. Pacific Highway South was also closed for a time near the school. The school posted on in a message on its website that it was responding to an "active threat on campus".
  • Romney launches bid for Utah Senate seat

    Romney launches bid for Utah Senate seat

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    Mitt Romney will try to sidestep his feud with President Donald Trump as he runs for the Utah Senate seat being vacated by the retirement of Sen. But he does chide Washington for sending immigrants "a message of exclusion". Gov. Romney returned to the national scene in 2012 to run a scorched earth campaign against a solid Republican field including conservatives Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum and libertarian-leaning Rep.
  • NASCAR drivers slow down for Daytona Media Day

    NASCAR drivers slow down for Daytona Media Day

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    In the last three years, NASCAR has lost its stars who transcended the sport and had mainstream recognition and appeal. While it would be easy to dismiss their wins because, well, it's a qualifying race and not a main event, looking deeper into their victories shows that the wins came from building on their experiences.
  • Turkish court sentences six journalists to life in prison

    Turkish court sentences six journalists to life in prison

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    The journalists who bagged life sentences include; Ahmet Altan , the former editor-in-chief of Taraf newspaper, his brother, journalist and academic Mehmet Altan, and prominent Turkish journalist Nazli Ilicak . According to the P24 press freedom group, there are 156 jailed journalists in Turkey, most of whom were held in the mass crackdown after the failed coup aimed at ousting Erdogan.
  • Ronan Farrow Details Another Trump Affair &

    Ronan Farrow Details Another Trump Affair & "Elaborate System" To Hide Them

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    T said "He has great taste" + we laughed!" "She says she can not", Farrow said. Michael Cohen , President Donald Trump's personal attorney, steps out of a cab during his arrival on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. "These dirty stories about high-profile individuals would be used as leverage over those individuals - obviously national security implications here when that happens to be the president".
  • Russian Meddling This Election

    Russian Meddling This Election

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    The Senate Intelligence Committee held its annual hearing on "world threats" to the US, and there wasn't much good news. Other topics of discussion at Tuesday's hearing included North Korea , China , and weapons of mass destruction .
  • Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's Visit to Sikh Homeland Eagerly Anticipated

    Canadian PM Justin Trudeau's Visit to Sikh Homeland Eagerly Anticipated

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    During his seven-day visit, the Canadian Prime Minister will visit Mumbai, Delhi, Amritsar, Ahmedabad and Agra. He will hold wide-ranging talks with Prime Minister Modi on February 23. They will also try and get his views on the recent restrictions imposed by Gurdwara management committees in Canada on Indian government officials where he will no doubt have a carefully prepared response.
  • Learn to 'defocus' before you can focus: PM Modi to students

    Learn to 'defocus' before you can focus: PM Modi to students

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    In response, Modi smiled and said that had he been the student's teacher, he'd advise him to become a journalist because only a journalist could've thrown him such a tricky question. During a press conference, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said, "President Donald Trump, certainly has a strong relationship with Prime Minister Modi".
  • Germany expects freed journalist to be allowed to leave Turkey

    Germany expects freed journalist to be allowed to leave Turkey

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    Gulen denies the accusation. Official Anadolu Agency reported that the court accepted prosecutors' indictment seeking 18 years in jail for YĆ¼cel, and ruled for his release concerning his lengthy detention. Relations have recently started to recover from their deep crisis after Turkey released several German citizens. Merkel , who met Thursday with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim , said the reporter's release "shows that talks aren't futile".
  • 'Black Panther' Spoiler Review: The Spirit of Wakanda, the Body of Marvel

    'Black Panther' Spoiler Review: The Spirit of Wakanda, the Body of Marvel

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    Fans responded the strong character - not only a superhero but the king of his own nation - and soon, other strong African American characters emerged: The Falcon, Luke Cage , the Green Lantern John Stewart, and many others to follow, but Black Panther was essentially the first major African American character in comics.
  • Sinkhole Swallows Up Street in Rome

    Sinkhole Swallows Up Street in Rome

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    A massive four-lane-wide sinkhole swallowed at least six cars in Rome on Wednesday, forcing 20 families to flee their homes. De Capraris, a lawyer, said that since the fall of a year ago he made several reports to city authorities and law enforcement over the building site, which was causing earth tremors, vibrations in nearby buildings, and broken water pipes.
  • Aluminum Rises on US Tariff Recommendation

    Aluminum Rises on US Tariff Recommendation

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    The president could also consider the countries' willingness to work with the United States to address global excess capacity and other challenges facing the USA aluminum and steel industries. US steel plants are running at 73 percent of capacity and aluminum plants at 48 percent. But if the proposed tariffs and quotas lift prices on aluminum and steel, the trade action could create headaches for auto, appliance and plane manufacturers - and their customers.
  • Florida's GOP Governor on Gun Laws: 'Everything's on the Table'

    Florida's GOP Governor on Gun Laws: 'Everything's on the Table'

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    President, please act" followed by "we need sensible gun control to help stop the slaughter". You still haven't done anything about it. "You've literally done nothing". "We're making our schools and our children top priority", the president promised. "Children are being murdered". Actually - you've done worse than nothing'.
  • New Ready Player One Trailer Delivers Even More Easter Eggs

    New Ready Player One Trailer Delivers Even More Easter Eggs

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    For those of you new to the story , Ready Player One takes place in a future dystopian society where people find escape in the virtual world called the OASIS. The film which is due out later this year, is based on the 2011 novel by Ernest Cline . From all the different trailers that were released, we have seen a Trex, King Kong, Hello Kitty, Chun-Li, Blanka, Sagat, Overwatch's Tracer, Back to the Future's DeLorean, The Iron Giant, Mass Effect's Commander Shepard, Tomb Raider's Lara ...
  • Woman in India 'marries' twice posing as man to get dowry

    Woman in India 'marries' twice posing as man to get dowry

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    According to local police, Sen created a fake account on Facebook in 2013 and posted pictures posing as a man. Little did these women know that the person they were marrying would unleash a nightmare into their lives which would include torture.
  • Pakistan and India mourn Asma Jahangir's sudden demise

    Pakistan and India mourn Asma Jahangir's sudden demise

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    Because to me, the meaning that can be conveyed about the life of this woman will only be summed up in two words: Asma Jahangir was absolutely Asma Jahangir. "Repeatedly detained, assaulted and threatened with death, she never stopped combatting Pakistan's dictators, military and intelligence agencies with courage and determination, including as president of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan from 2010 to 2012", the news release stated.
  • President Trump Releases Infrastructure Plan

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    Chris Spear, the CEO and president of the American Trucking Association, advocated during an interview on FOX Business this week raising the fuel tax by 5 cents per year over the course of four years, which he said would raise $340 billion to help pay for the infrastructure revamp.
  • UPFA does not want to be in a Government headed by Ranil

    UPFA does not want to be in a Government headed by Ranil

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    Wickremesinghe on governing local bodies, or about the future of the coalition. Demands within the party that Ranil Wickremesinghe should hand over the party leadership to Sajith Premadasa or Karu Jayasuriya have been emerging, according to the BBC Sinhala report.
  • Robinson, defense key MI win over Iowa

    Robinson, defense key MI win over Iowa

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    It looks like the old Robinson is back and with MI basketball set to face the most critical stretch of its season, his return to form couldn't come at a better time . Their zone defense was confusing MI. MI guard Katelynn Flaherty, a 5-7 senior averaging 23.6 points per game, and center Hallie Thome, a 6-5 junior averaging 17 points, are the highest-scoring duo in the Big Ten.
  • Fresh FIR against Gitanjali Group

    Fresh FIR against Gitanjali Group

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    In this case, the alleged loss to PNB is estimated at Rs 4886.72 crore. CBI is carrying out searches against Gitanjali Group of Companies offices in Jaipur , Mumbai and Pune, Surat, Hyderabad and Coimbatore. Yesterday, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) wrote to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) seeking revocation of passports of Nirav Modi in connection with the PNB fraud case.