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On Thursday, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said: "It is our honest desire to see that the democracy in Maldives is restored". The court said his 2015 trial had been unconstitutional. Many legal experts, as well as the opposition also maintained that the vote was taken in contravention of the law, and that the state of emergency has expired.
  • White House Correspondents' Dinner Latest News, Photos, and Videos

    White House Correspondents' Dinner Latest News, Photos, and Videos

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    Today, Margaret Talev , president of the White House Correspondents' Association, announced that Michelle Wolf would be the featured entertainer for the annual event, hosted in the spring. "And you shouldn't like Hillary ..." She's a b--. You have to be a b-- to be that powerful. Additionally, she ended 2017 on a high note with critical praise for her HBO standup special Nice Lady .
  • Sen. Rubio Says He Would Support Raising Age to Buy Rifles

    Sen. Rubio Says He Would Support Raising Age to Buy Rifles

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    Rubio continued to say he would support raising the age from 18 to 21 for "buying a rifle", and that he understood the NRA did not support that measure. "The notion that my kids are going to school with teachers that are armed with a weapon is not something that, quite frankly, I'm comfortable with", Rubio said.
  • Students lead national movement for gun reform

    Students lead national movement for gun reform

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    Seventeen students from in and around Washington , D.C, gathered outside the # White House to protest gun violence after the recent shooting [VIDEO ] at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida . Students and supporters hold signs as they protest outside the White House. "I don't understand why I can still go into a store and buy a weapon of war.
  • Ex-Serbian Soldier Attacks US Embassy in Montenegro with Grenade, Kills Himself

    Ex-Serbian Soldier Attacks US Embassy in Montenegro with Grenade, Kills Himself

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    A family friend, Milutin Dragicevic, said Thursday that Jaukovic was "a good patriot" during the 1999 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation air war against Yugoslavia, then comprised of Serbia and Montenegro . citizens "on an emergency basis". In 1999, 78 days of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation airstrikes on Serbia ended the war in Kosovo. Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has tightened security measures to the highest level after an explosive device was thrown at the USA embassy in ...
  • Rotomac owner Vikram Kothari, son arrested over Rs 3695 crore loan default

    Rotomac owner Vikram Kothari, son arrested over Rs 3695 crore loan default

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    The CBI action against the Kotharis comes at a time when the agency is investigating the Rs11,400 crore PNB bank fraud in which fraudulent Letters of Undertaking were extended to diamond merchant Nirav Modi-led group of companies. This forced the authorities to auction the properties owned by him and other family members all throughout 2017. Last year, BoB, after declared him a wilful defaulter for the loan default , and he moved the Allahabad high court seeking removal of its name.
  • WhatsApp group admin held by CBI for sharing child porn

    WhatsApp group admin held by CBI for sharing child porn

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    The CBI on Thursday registered a case and booked five persons on charges of uploading and circulating child pornography through a Whatsapp group that had 119 members from both India and overseas. The central agency is planning to write to the investigators of the foreign countries concerned, whose members are part of the Whatsapp group. This group was in existence for two years and Verma was operating from Kannauj in UP.
  • Pakistan court says Sharif can't head party

    Pakistan court says Sharif can't head party

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    Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Thursday said former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wants confrontation between judiciary and the parliament. But all is not over for the PML-N. Three time former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified from the Parliament in July a year ago following Supreme Court probe into panama papers.
  • Blatter supports Morocco bid for 2026 World Cup

    Blatter supports Morocco bid for 2026 World Cup

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    Blatter tweeted on Thursday that "Morocco would be the logical host!" Thankfully for all who love the sport, Blatter is no longer allowed to have any involvement in soccer. Mexico has hosted the event on two occasions while the United States has hosted once. South Korea and Japan co-hosted the event in 2002, the only time the World Cup has been staged in more than one country.
  • Mayor: Driver Intentionally Crashed Into ER And Lit Self On Fire

    Mayor: Driver Intentionally Crashed Into ER And Lit Self On Fire

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    Mayor Drew says they believe there is no threat to the community, and they believe it is an isolated incident. "The bomb squads were there". Drew said out of an abundance of caution, police have been stationed at other municipal and education facilities in town for protection.
  • Texas Gov. weighs parole board's advice on death row inmate's fate

    Texas Gov. weighs parole board's advice on death row inmate's fate

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    It was the first time the board had recommended to change a death sentence since 2009. "In just over three years as Governor, I have allowed 30 executions". He said Tuesday that he didn't know if he could speak with Abbott before the governor made a decision. As the greatest victim in this case, you don't have to convince me how terrible this crime was, he said.
  • RI's Raimondo among 4 governors joining forces on gun safety

    RI's Raimondo among 4 governors joining forces on gun safety

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    The announcement came roughly a week after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland , Florida, left 17 dead and more than a dozen injured. He noted the USA outlawed machine guns in the 1930s, but said it has gone backward since by allowing the sale of military-style weapons, such as the AR-15.
  • Israeli Media: Netanyahu Confidant Turns State Witness in Corruption Probe

    Israeli Media: Netanyahu Confidant Turns State Witness in Corruption Probe

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    In unsourced reports, Israeli media said Filber has agreed to testify for the state in the case, in which police allege that Bezeq's owners offered favourable coverage on media they controlled in return for favours from regulators. Through a spokesman, Netanyahu responded: "It never happened". He posted part of a biblical verse, Exodus 1:12, on his Facebook page: "But the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread".
  • Our 'western and northern' neighbours pushing illegal Bangladeshis into India: Army Chief

    Our 'western and northern' neighbours pushing illegal Bangladeshis into India: Army Chief

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    However, Dhaka University (DU) global relations department's Prof Imtiaz Ahmed said one should not pay too much attention to General Bipin Rawat's comment as it was politically motivated. These measures include identification of people who create trouble and isolating them from the general population. Commenting on last year's Doklam standoff, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba said "frequent" instances of transgression by the Chinese army across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and the ...
  • Sheriff: Deputy at Parkland never engaged shooter, has now resigned

    Sheriff: Deputy at Parkland never engaged shooter, has now resigned

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    When not carrying the rifles, deputies will store the guns in locked law enforcement vehicles, Israel added. "Scott Peterson was absolutely on campus through this entire event", Israel said. "I think schools as soft targets need to be fortified", Israel said. Stoneman Douglas has remained closed since the shooting as part of the ongoing investigation, and school officials say it should reopen to teachers on Friday and students next week.
  • Fact Check: Florida School-Shooting Survivors Aren't 'Crisis Actors'

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    The conspiracy claims have no basis in fact . "I am a witness to this". Right-wing websites and an aid to a Florida lawmaker spread false conspiracy theories that the students who survived a recent shooting in their school and are now advocating for gun control in the country are " crisis actors ", claims flatly rejected by the students as well as officials at their school district.
  • LG submits report to MHA on chief secretary's assault

    LG submits report to MHA on chief secretary's assault

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    Meanwhile, Arvind Kejriwal's party is also holding a protest outside Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence, alleging attack on his party leaders inside Delhi Secretariat . "Anybody physically assaulted by someone would immediately call the police". Calling the alleged assault on a Delhi bureaucrat a "conspiracy", the ruling AAP said that its two MLAs - Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan - were arrested in the case without any inquiry because they belonged to the "Dalit and Muslim" ...
  • Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained in Moscow

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny detained in Moscow

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    He followed up minutes later, saying authorities charged him with an administrative violation of public assembly rules before releasing him. "I've been released pending trial". Navalny was questioned this month by investigators from the powerful Investigative Committee over an allegation that he attacked police during his detention.
  • Company wins right to build mini-casino near Shippensburg

    Company wins right to build mini-casino near Shippensburg

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    The remaining six auctions run biweekly, from March 7 to May 16, and the state's racetrack and standalone casino operators have first dibs on the new licenses before the process is opened to the state's two resort casinos, previous auction winners and other qualified entities.
  • Student Allegedly Brought Assault Rifle And Knife To School

    Student Allegedly Brought Assault Rifle And Knife To School

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    According to assistant state's attorney Frank Lazzaro, Chen had also put together a " list of grievances against students in the school", which Lazzaro described as "possibly a motive" for using one of his weapons. Chen was an honor roll student and an athlete. Montgomery County police have responded to a number of threats to local schools in the week since.
  • Russia Confirms Olympic Curler Tested Positive for Banned Substance

    Russia Confirms Olympic Curler Tested Positive for Banned Substance

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    On the jerseys and jackets at the Winter Games, the label OLYMPIC ATHLETE FROM RUSSIA has looked more like a scarlet letter than a team name. On Thursday, CAS disqualified Krushelnitsky's results from the Olympics, withdrew his credential and referred his doping case to the worldwide curling federation to determine a suspension from competition.
  • Scott to host 16th Black History Month program

    Scott to host 16th Black History Month program

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    A top university apologized for offering a "racist" black history month featuring stereotypical items including watermelon-flavored water, red Kool Aid and collard greens. The city school will conduct its 16th annual Black History Month program at the Thomasville Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. "Every week of this month, we will recognize the works, efforts, and legacies of African Americans, however, we recognize that black excellence is 365 days a year", said Reid.
  • Korean Olympic curling team keeping cool heads, says their PEI coach

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    Matt Graham's steely determination and technical brilliance in the moguls saw him win silver, only falling short of the greatest athlete of all-time in the sport, Mikael Kingsbury. Women's 4x6-kilometer relay (Thursday, 6:15 a.m. ET/8:15 p.m. local time): Germany's Laura Dahlmeier has already won three medals at the Pyeongchang Olympics - gold in 7.5-kilometer sprint and 10-kilometer pursuit and bronze in 15-kilometer individual.
  • Concerts and Fashion Shows: Saudi Arabia Unveils Entertainment Line-Up for 2018

    Concerts and Fashion Shows: Saudi Arabia Unveils Entertainment Line-Up for 2018

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    Saudi Arabia is to invest $64 billion in its entertainment sector over the coming decade, General Entertainment Authority chief Ahmad bin Aqeel al-Khatib said Thursday. Critics have pointed to continued restrictions however, especially on women who remain under a strict "guardianship" system that gives male relatives significant control over their lives.
  • Trump challenges Sessions to probe Obama on Russian Federation

    Trump challenges Sessions to probe Obama on Russian Federation

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    During a meeting with the shooting survivors at the White House, Trump said that the solution to this problem is " more guns ". In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to ME, students at dozens of USA high schools walked out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week's deadly shooting in Florida.
  • NRA Leader Warns Conservatives Of 'Socialist Wave' In Wake Of Shooting

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    They hate the NRA. In a long segment he attacked "socialists" who he said " oppose our fundamental freedoms enshrined in the bill of rights". The attack on the Federal Bureau of Investigation has the added benefit for the NRA on taking the attention of the role of the gun and easy access to high powered weapons in the Stoneman Douglas shooting, but the NRA is far from an objective observer about the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and they are pulling straight out of the Trump playbook ...
  • President Trump supports increasing background checks for gun purchases

    President Trump supports increasing background checks for gun purchases

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    On Monday, White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah indicated in a statement that Trump was open to making changes to the background check system. "In terms of whether or not we make that federal policy, that is something that has not yet been determined", Sanders continued. Trump will meet with parents, students and teachers who survived earlier shootings tomorrow and with police later this week to discuss the February 14 attack, Sanders said.
  • Top GOP Donor Cuts Off Opponents of Assault Weapon Ban

    Top GOP Donor Cuts Off Opponents of Assault Weapon Ban

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    When challenged that the National Rifle Association could make up in financial contributions to GOP politicians who may no longer receive backing from Hoffman, the Republican mega-donor said he didn't care about the gun-rights organization.
  • Nationals MP Andrew Broad calls on Barnaby Joyce to resign as leader

    Nationals MP Andrew Broad calls on Barnaby Joyce to resign as leader

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    The ABC has been told the ongoing issues surrounding Mr Joyce and his affair with a former staffer were discussed in a closed session of the WA Nationals State Council at Bindoon on Saturday. "The tide will turn because people will get bored of it", Mr Joyce said. Mr Joyce said questions about their personal lives had shifted from "inquiry to malice", adding that he understood why his estranged wife of 24 years Natalie Joyce would be angry, but that the rest was not "other people's business".
  • Anthony Davis plots his future, with and without the Pelicans

    Anthony Davis plots his future, with and without the Pelicans

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    While there is no indication that the New Orleans Pelicans are shopping the five-time All-Star, many have wondered if the team would deal him away for the right price. But then again, you're like, 'This year could be the year.' You don't know. "You know, you gotta carry the team on your back, you gotta nearly get 40 every night for us-to give us a chance to win".
  • Devon Energy Corp (DVN) Shares Sold by Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board

    Devon Energy Corp (DVN) Shares Sold by Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board

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    Mraz Amerine & Associates Inc who had been investing in Devon Energy Corp New for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $18.26 billion market cap company. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Thursday, January 19 by UBS. As per Tuesday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Singular Research initiated Emergent BioSolutions Inc.
  • President Donald Trump meets with school shooting victims

    President Donald Trump meets with school shooting victims

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    He said his group, Sandy Hook Promise, has created a programme to train students and teachers to recognize and report warning signs of school shootings. "It's called concealed carry", Trump said. The aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman High School shooting. The meeting came as thousands of students across the country participated in school walk-outs to demand tougher gun control in response to yet another tragic school shooting.
  • Iran May Withdraw from Nuclear Deal if Gets no Benefits: Araqchi

    Iran May Withdraw from Nuclear Deal if Gets no Benefits: Araqchi

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    Iran may abandon its nuclear accord with world powers if the U.S. maintains a "policy of confusion and uncertainty" that's scaring foreign businesses away from the Islamic Republic, a senior official said. For his part, German ambassador Michael Klor-Berchtold highlighted the growing activities of German companies in Iran, saying some of these companies didn't leave Iran even under the global sanctions over its nuclear program.
  • Minister denies connection between AIADMK, PM Modi

    Minister denies connection between AIADMK, PM Modi

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    The merger of the two AIADMK factions took place in August 2016. "I have only stated one per cent now; there is still 99 per cent to reveal". On December 25, taking stock of the reasons for the defeat of AIADMK presidium chairman and party candidate E Madhusudhanan in RK Nagar by-election, the party coordinator said, all those who had betrayed the party-from the key to grassroots level -would be weeded out and new office-bearers appointed.
  • Japanese speed skaters set Olympic record in women's team pursuit event

    Japanese speed skaters set Olympic record in women's team pursuit event

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    The 37-year-old has won a medal in every event she has contested in Pyeongchang . Netherlands now has 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze medals, while Germany claimed 12 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze. Korea is in the 9th with three golds, two silver and two bronze medals totaling seven medals. It may not be possible to catch all the best moments in a single day of the Olympic Games, but we're going to try.
  • UK Considering Prospect of Longer Brexit Transition Period

    UK Considering Prospect of Longer Brexit Transition Period

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    It also states that the transitional phase-or implementation period-that's now being negotiated must meet their own criteria and be based on World Trade Organization principles. In a meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in London on Wednesday, Prime Minister Theresa May repeated that she hoped a deal could be agreed by March.
  • Juergen Braehmer Out Of WBSS With Influenza, Replacement Announced

    Juergen Braehmer Out Of WBSS With Influenza, Replacement Announced

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    I'm still fighting Saturday, still in the tournament and still looking to get in the final. 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Filip Hrgovic (3-0, 3 KOs), of Croatia, faces Irishman Sean "Big Sexy" Turner (12-1, 8 KOs) in an eight-round bout; former WBC Youth light heavyweight champion James Kraft (13-0, 9 KOs), of Germany, meets Cameroon native Bernard Donfack (23-17-3, 11 KOs) in an eight round super middleweight match; 19-year-old German super middleweight Leon Bauer (12-0-1, 8 KOs) squares off ...
  • My vision for the Northeast is transformation by transportation: PM Modi

    My vision for the Northeast is transformation by transportation: PM Modi

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    Hitting out at the Mukul Sangma government, he said that there is a long list of scams to the credit of the state government and Meghalaya is not safe in the hands of the Congress government. He completed his developmental speech with the recent announcement of a medical insurance scheme of five lakh rupees for the poor termed by many as "Modicare" while asking for the BJP to be voted to power so that the benefit of the scheme could be fully utilized by people of Meghalaya.