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The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a Russia-tabled draft that will see a technical extension of sanctions against Yemen . Following the failed vote on the British draft, the council adopted a rival Russian draft that did not mention Iran and simply renewed the United Nations sanctions regime on Yemen for a year.
  • Lions use franchise tag on Ansah

    Lions use franchise tag on Ansah

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    During that span Ansah recorded 79 tackles as well as 14 sacks, with 12 of the 14 sacks during the 2017 season, and six of the 12 during the last two games of the season. One thing about Ziggy is he's extremely tough. When he can practice he practices, when he can play he plays. "All the behind the scenes things that you guys don't see, in terms of him trying to get his body right.
  • Manjhi quits NDA, to join grand alliance

    Manjhi quits NDA, to join grand alliance

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    Earlier, he held a closed-door meeting with opposition leader Tejaswi Prasad Yadav at his residence in Patna . However, with JD (U) and BJP joining hands once again, Manjhi found himself at the margins of the alliance. The support of a Dalit leader has finally provided the Alliance a much-needed counter to Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party, which is a part of the NDA alliance.
  • Focus on gun checks, not bans: Speaker

    Focus on gun checks, not bans: Speaker

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    Even as he endorsed the measure, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell downplayed its significance, saying it would not be a "panacea" for the rash of gun violence. At the time, authorities acknowledged having failed to report the Texas gunman's domestic violence conviction to the database. The Wisconsin Republican said he personally supports allowing certain teachers to carry guns, but doesn't believe it's up to Congress to decide.
  • N Korea delegates arrive in South for Olympics closing ceremony

    N Korea delegates arrive in South for Olympics closing ceremony

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    The measures - aimed at disrupting North Korean shipping companies and vessels - are aimed to heighten pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a U.S. During a meeting behind closed doors with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the North Korean envoys voiced their willingness to sit down with the US.
  • Man killed while streaming live on Facebook

    Man killed while streaming live on Facebook

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    A Facebook spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that they removed the original video "because we can not have known that the victim would have wanted this horrific act to be live streamed on social media". According to Robinson's family members, Robinson often outed people on Facebook who were suspected drug dealers . Police confirmed that he later died at the scene , just one block away from the local police station.
  • South African Cabinet reshuffle deploys new Finance Minister

    South African Cabinet reshuffle deploys new Finance Minister

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    Nene sought to keep a tight rein on spending during his previous stint as finance minister, before being fired by Zuma in December 2015 and replaced with unknown parliamentary backbencher David van Rooyen. The rand firmed against the dollar in volatile trade, ahead of the announcement, and was steady after Ramaphosa spelt out the changes. The Minister has also been the co-chairperson of the Joint Budget Committee from October 2002 to August 2005, and chairperson of the Portfolio ...
  • J&K: One terrorist killed in Hajin

    J&K: One terrorist killed in Hajin

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    The militants opened fire at security forces and the search operation turned into an encounter. The police are believed to have recovered arms and ammunition, including AK-47 rifles, from the site of the encounter. The vast swathes of orchards, huge clusters of villages, close proximity to Srinagar on south and Bandipora on north makes Hajin an important transit point for militants as it is also connected to the highway.
  • India placed alongside Belgium and Canada in Hockey World Cup

    India placed alongside Belgium and Canada in Hockey World Cup

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    The World Cup, which will be contested at the Kalinga Stadium in Odisha, will play host to teams from 15 nations, who qualified through the Hockey World League semi-finals that were held in London and Johannesburg earlier past year. The Indian team, which has been pitted alongside Belgium (W.R 2), Canada (W.R 11) and South Africa (W.R 15) in Group C will have its task cut out following a mixed bag of success in the qualifiers leading to the tournament.
  • Saudi King sacks Army Chief, other commanders in major military shake-up

    Saudi King sacks Army Chief, other commanders in major military shake-up

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    State media said, however, the decisions were taken "upon the recommendation" of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is also defence minister and widely seen as the power behind the throne. A map shows areas of control in Yemen as of February 19, 2018. Prince Mohammed has spoken publicly of his frustration over the gap between the kingdom's military spending and its capabilities, which has become clear during the war in Yemen.
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    Man arrested after "credible" threats cause lockdown at Fulton High School

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    Petersburg, Florida and Boston, Massachusetts were among those reporting about security precautions taken by schools with "Northeast" in their names. Tulsa and Coweta police arrested four students last week on allegations that they made threats. The student was arrested and issued a juvenile summons to appear in New Haven Superior Court.
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    Golden Knights-Kings, 1st Ld-Writethru,633

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    Anze Kopitar tied the score with 10.8 seconds left in the third period and Dustin Brown delivered a power-play goal 3:14 into overtime, rallying the Kings to a 3-2 victory against the Vegas Golden Knights . Los Angeles Kings were already counted out of the Stanley Cup contest by many, but they've put up a decent fight lately and are likely to be in the mix for the last playoff spots.
  • Why ? Saudi Crown Prince To Visit Washington On March 19th

    Why ? Saudi Crown Prince To Visit Washington On March 19th

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    The two crown princes, as well as Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, are planning to visit Trump for bilateral meetings in March and April, a senior USA official said on Friday. Prince Turki bin Talal was appointed new Deputy Governor of the southwest Asir province. The government has announced plans to allow women to drive this year, and said women no longer need the consent of a male relative to open their own businesses, a step away from the kingdom's guardianship system.
  • Lebanon PM Hariri in Saudi Arabia for 1st visit since reversed resignation

    Lebanon PM Hariri in Saudi Arabia for 1st visit since reversed resignation

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    The Lebanese leader, who also holds Saudi citizenship, is expected to hold talks with Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during the trip. The crisis thrust Lebanon onto the frontline of a Middle East contest for power, pitting a Saudi-led bloc against Iran and its allies that include the Lebanese Shi'ite Hezbollah movement.
  • Shakib Al Hasan to lead Bangladesh in tri-series despite fitness concerns

    Shakib Al Hasan to lead Bangladesh in tri-series despite fitness concerns

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    The final 15-member squad will be announced on Wednesday. "Now we've taken off-spinning all-rounder Miraz as his cover", he said. Sri Lanka squad: Dinesh Chandimal ( captain ), Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Niroshan Dickwella, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Akila Dananjaya, Amila Aponso, Asitha Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, ...
  • Featured Stock: Shell Midstream Partners LP (SHLX)

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    Traders are paying renewed attention to shares of Vivus Inc (VVUS). Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) has declined 35.48% since February 26, 2017 and is downtrending. The Piotroski F-Score of Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SHLX) is 3. Therefore 52% are positive. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group restated an "overweight" rating on shares of Antero Midstream Partners in a research note on Friday, November 3rd.
  • High Court Seems Poised to Rule Against Microsoft

    High Court Seems Poised to Rule Against Microsoft

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    Microsoft , which is supported in the case by companies including Google, Apple and Amazon.com, stores e-mail content at more than 100 data centres in more than 40 countries. Breyer criticized that as well, saying the issue was fully briefed at the Supreme Court . There were frequent mentions of the CLOUD act, S. 2383, which is now working its way through the Senate.
  • Stowaways hiding in plane's landing gear fall to their death

    Stowaways hiding in plane's landing gear fall to their death

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    As airport workers rushed to the site, fearing the flight had lost vital parts before leaving the city of Guayaquil, they instead found one dead teenager, one badly injured teenager and a suitcase with clothes and about $20 inside. The airline has agreed to co-operate with the authorities to find out what happened. The country's second largest airport had to be shut down for 90 minutes following the incident.
  • George W Bush joins thousands paying respects to Rev Billy Graham

    George W Bush joins thousands paying respects to Rev Billy Graham

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    Graham's son, Franklin, tweeted a photo Wednesday of family members loading the casket onto a jet emblazoned with " Samaritan's Purse ", the name of a Christian relief charity that he chairs. Bush, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. "On one level, countless people are in the church because Billy Graham led them to faith in Christ".
  • Prezzo set to close 100 stores putting hundreds of jobs at risk

    Prezzo set to close 100 stores putting hundreds of jobs at risk

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    While landlords have yet to agree to the plan - known as a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) - it is expected to result in about 1,000 of the 4,500-strong United Kingdom workforce losing their jobs. Jamie's Italian and burger chain Byron entered CVAs in recent weeks. The news comes as retailers and restaurant chains struggle against higher wage bills thanks to a rising minimum wage, falling footfall and increasing rates.
  • 38% voting recorded in Nagaland

    38% voting recorded in Nagaland

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    District-wise break up of all women polling stations are; Dimapur has 26, Peren 11, Kohima 9, Pughoboto (Election district under Zunheboto) has 7, Phek 5, Mokokchung 32, Zunheboto 6, Wokha 20, Monday 30, Longleng 16 and Tuensang has 15, Sinha informed.
  • Starbucks Launches Coffee Cup Charge Trial Across London

    Starbucks Launches Coffee Cup Charge Trial Across London

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    In 1998 Starbucks was the first coffee chain in the United Kingdom to offer users of reusable cups a discount - 10p - before upping it to 25p in 2008. 'Previous studies have shown that adding a charge on single-use cups is more effective than money off a reusable cup. In the United Kingdom around 2.5bn takeaway coffee cups are thrown away every year.
  • Aam Aadmi inaugurates New Elphinstone Foot-Over Bridge built by Indian army

    Aam Aadmi inaugurates New Elphinstone Foot-Over Bridge built by Indian army

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    Railway minister Piyush Goyal and CM Devendra Fadnavis traveled to Parel in a train to inaugurate the bridge, bringing joy to commuters and new-found respect for defense personnel. Emphasising that the Indian Railways has adopted a holistic and integrated approach towards passenger service, Goyal said the construction of 56 more FOBs has been sanctioned and is expected to be completed in the next 12 months.
  • Voting ends peacefully in Meghalaya, Re-polling likely in one polling station

    Voting ends peacefully in Meghalaya, Re-polling likely in one polling station

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    Around 67 per cent of voter turnout was recorded in Meghalaya till 1530 hours. The Congress - ruling the state for a decade - has fielded candidates in all 60 seats, of which 59 will go to polls. Congress Lok Sabha MP and working president of Meghalaya PCC, Vincent H Pala and state BJP president Shibun Lyngdoh cast their votes at Sutnga-Saipung and Khliehriat constituencies in Jaintia Hills region.
  • Fog, Rain and Warmer Temperatures In the Forecast

    Fog, Rain and Warmer Temperatures In the Forecast

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    The low pressure, which brought clouds and showers to the region over the past 24 hours, will move off the coast during the evening. Monday will be mostly sunny with some clouds moving in Monday night. High temperatures will be in the middle to upper 60s, still above normal for this time of the year. That's right, you're weekend is looking gorgeous with sunny skies and highs climbing back to 70 by Sunday .
  • N.Korean delegation returns home after Winter Olympics

    N.Korean delegation returns home after Winter Olympics

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    In Washington , the White House has said any talks with North Korea must lead to an end to its nuclear programme and that its sanctions on the North would continue. The delegation told Moon during a meeting in Pyeongchang that North Korea was open to talks with Washington . Tsang was said to have coordinated North Korean coal exports with a Russia-based North Korean broker, and attempted $1 million oil deal with a Russian company sanctioned for dealing with the North.
  • BSE turns competitive, waives off equity transaction charges on Sensex stocks

    BSE turns competitive, waives off equity transaction charges on Sensex stocks

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    European shares too were in the positive zone in their early deals, with Frankfurt's DAX rising 0.78 per cent and Paris CAC 40 up 0.72 per cent. London's FTSE was up 0.42 per cent. Certain recovery is also happening. It is not bearish, but you need to be cautious. On a net basis, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) sold shares worth Rs 1,119.51 crore, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) bought equities to the tune of Rs 1,409.45 crore yesterday, provisional data showed.
  • U San Diego Head Basketball Coach Arrested At Oakland Airport

    U San Diego Head Basketball Coach Arrested At Oakland Airport

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    Officers spoke to a woman who said Smith assaulted her, several television stations reported. The alleged victim, whose name has not been released, made an emergency call shortly before 12:30 Sunday morning from a hotel in the 400 block of Sutter Street and accused Smith of abusing her, San Francisco police reported.
  • Barbados Roots Actress Stacey Dash To Run For Congress

    Barbados Roots Actress Stacey Dash To Run For Congress

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    Including areas such as Watts, Compton , and North Long Beach, the district is now represented by Democrat Nanette Barragan . In 2016, the district overwhelmingly voted for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (83% to 12%).
  • UN Resolution Against Iran was Blocked by Russian Federation

    UN Resolution Against Iran was Blocked by Russian Federation

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    Backed by the United States and France, the British-drafted resolution was supported with 11 votes in favour on Monday, before Russian Federation used its veto and other member states abstained from voting. The Iranian mission accused Britain and the United States, both allies and arms suppliers of Saudi Arabia, of being "major military supporters of the war of aggression against Yemen".
  • Ivanka Trump claps for North, South Korean Olympians

    Ivanka Trump claps for North, South Korean Olympians

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    The failure of the peace message to resonate among young South Koreans was conspicuous at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, especially when North Korea's cheerleading squad turned up at some of the events to wave unity flags and chant "We are one!".
  • 'It's worrying': Police admit ISIS presence in J&K after attack on cop

    'It's worrying': Police admit ISIS presence in J&K after attack on cop

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    Constable Farooq Ahmed Yatoo, posted as a guard at Hurriyat leader Fazal Haq Qureshi's residence in Soura, was killed when unidentified militants fired on him and decamped with his service rifle. "I am sure that with the people's cooperation, we will not allow another Syria or Iraq in Kashmir", he said. "Be more careful boys, it's the proxy war that we are fighting in Jammu & Kashmir".
  • Conservative rural politician is Australia's new deputy PM

    Conservative rural politician is Australia's new deputy PM

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    Dr Parkinson wrote to the Prime Minister to cancel the short-lived probe after Mr Joyce's resignation, saying there was "little to gain" by continuing the investigation. "No member of Parliament should publicly disclose the identity of people who make confidential sexual harassment complaints", Labor's Tanya Plibersek said.
  • Russian Federation state channel uses video game footage to illustrate war in Syria

    Russian Federation state channel uses video game footage to illustrate war in Syria

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    As the video package moves swiftly to show how Su-25s operate in Syria using archive footage, a gun-sight clip that visually appears to be from a video game is edited in. Another asked if it was an "Easter egg" deliberately left for game-savvy viewers to spot, but went on to say it would be a "sacrilege" to do so during a report on such a sensitive subject.
  • Brown quits PC race amid flurry of questions about conduct

    Brown quits PC race amid flurry of questions about conduct

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    February 16: Interim Progressive Conservative leader Vic Fedeli says Brown has been kicked out of the caucus. The choice to re-run for his position had created a significant amount of confusion and perplexity in the Ontario PC party, some choosing to stand behind his decision, like Mike Britton, city councillor for St.
  • Parkland shooting victim speaks out about recovery

    Parkland shooting victim speaks out about recovery

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    LISTEN: Maddy Wilford and her family have a message of gratitude and hope after surviving the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. "I'm pleased Maddy and her parents are here to celebrate her successful recovery". Three surgeries were completed on her in 40 hours. "Because we're talking about large-caliber bullets penetrating through the chest and the abdomen".
  • Teachers to continue strike today

    Teachers to continue strike today

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    Public schools across West Virginia remained empty for a fourth school day Tuesday -but there's relief in sight for the 20,000 teachers and nearly 10,000 support staff. There he said he doubted they could get more from their walkout than the 2 percent raise he and the Legislature had already approved for next year.