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BJP is surging ahead in Left-ruled Tripura with remarkable 40 seats, while CPM, which ruled the state for two decades, is ahead in 18 seats. In a series of tweets on the outcome of the Assembly polls, Modi said the victory of the BJP in Tripura was not ordinary.
  • White House Walks Back Donald Trump's Gun Control Rhetoric

    White House Walks Back Donald Trump's Gun Control Rhetoric

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    I love and respect them because they are thoughtful people, and I know many gun owners are just like my relatives. On camera, he'd pushed to raise the age at which an individual can purchase a rifle from 18 to 21 even after a weekend lunch with officials from the National Rifle Association, who have publicly opposed the change.
  • Rain's A Pain As Pouille Makes Dubai Final

    Rain's A Pain As Pouille Makes Dubai Final

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    But after a tremendous week of tennis in which he dropped just one set, the Spaniard leaves with his second title of the season. "This tournament is very special, it's going to be in my head for the rest of my life. It proved his undoing when Bautista-Agut constructed a fourth break opportunity and Pouille contrived to hit a double fault. He botched an agonizingly straightforward volley after fashioning a pair of break points but after a lengthy deuce rally in which he prevailed, he broke ...
  • Counting through the night, Germany's SPD readies coalition verdict

    Counting through the night, Germany's SPD readies coalition verdict

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    Germany's Social Democrat (SPD) environment minister said on Thursday she expects party members to support a new coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives by a margin of 60 percent. Party chair designate Andrea Nahles told journalists Saturday in Berlin that "we hope that there will be no negative result". Under a "yes" vote, Merkel would likely be re-elected chancellor by the Bundestag, or lower house of parliament, on March 14.
  • Nor'easter slamming US East Coast with heavy rain, strong winds

    Nor'easter slamming US East Coast with heavy rain, strong winds

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    A combination of rising seas, higher than normal tides because of the full moon, and the power of the storm itself could drive tides higher off Boston and along the MA coast. Several storms this winter have caused more flooding than usual due to slightly different tracks, sharper differences between cold and warm air masses and because there's more moisture in the atmosphere, said Patrick Burke, a senior branch forecaster for the U.S.
  • Adam Rippon has revealed his celebrity crush to Ellen DeGeneres

    Adam Rippon has revealed his celebrity crush to Ellen DeGeneres

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    Ellen asked him what had changed, and Adam sighed. "I didn't realize how cute he was". "Well here's the thing", she told Adam . "And I know Harry will be upset". Ellen asked the U.S. Olympic figure skater about his Bronze medal and told him he deserved Gold, to which Adam replied: "I know I'm my mother's favorite skater and the only thing I regret about the Olympics is that I feel like the judges didn't fully take that into consideration".
  • New York REIT Inc (NYRT) Receives $8.38 Average PT from Brokerages

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    It has underperformed by 1.24% the S&P500. Gabelli Funds LLC now owns 492,859 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $3,869,000 after buying an additional 268,963 shares during the last quarter. ValuEngine upgraded New York REIT from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Therefore 71% are positive. Weibo Corp had 23 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.
  • Chandler High School student arrested for making threat to school

    Chandler High School student arrested for making threat to school

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    Yesterday a student was arrested for bringing a loaded gun to school. The police school resource officer was contacted by the high school administration and told there was report of a student threatening harm against other students and or possible use of explosives, according to a report from Police Chief Cal Kunz.
  • Leicester Blast: 3 arrested including shop owner

    Leicester Blast: 3 arrested including shop owner

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    London, Mar 3 Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with a fatal fire that ripped through a building killing five, including three of an Indian-origin family, in the city of Leicester last week, the British Police said today. Leicestershire Police says they were detained on suspicion of conspiracy to cause an explosion and for offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act. Four of the people killed in the blast have been named as Shane, 18, and Sean Rajoobeer, 17, Leah Beth Reek, ...
  • Chinese, US senior officials highlight cooperation to settle trade disputes

    Chinese, US senior officials highlight cooperation to settle trade disputes

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    The proposed change, which would also apply to the vice president, will be submitted to legislators at the annual full session of the rubber-stamp National People's Congress starting March 5. In the latest edition of search engine blocks, a report via SkyNews suggests that terms such as "I object", "proclaimed king", "tenure system" and "Winnie the Pooh" has been banned.
  • Lebanese PM visits Saudi Arabia to boost ties

    Lebanese PM visits Saudi Arabia to boost ties

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    Combating terrorism and extremist organizations as well as efforts to counter Iranian meddling in the affairs of the region's countries will also figure in the talks between the Egyptian president and the Crown Prince during the latter's three-day official visit to Egypt.
  • Massive 'bomb cyclone' pounds Northeast, bringing strong winds and flooding

    Massive 'bomb cyclone' pounds Northeast, bringing strong winds and flooding

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    A high tide that occurred late Friday morning came up a little short, reaching 14.67 feet, but still sent water sloshing through the streets of East Boston . It's likely most areas see a coating to a few inches, but in the highest of elevations across Worcester County, the Berkshires and parts of New Hampshire and Vermont, there could be 6 to 12 inches of heavy wet snow.
  • May tells United Kingdom it must face hard facts about Brexit

    May tells United Kingdom it must face hard facts about Brexit

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    In yet another keynote speech on Brexit , the British Prime Minister laid out her government's negotiating position on Friday in an address at the Mansion House in London - the planned venue in the north of England had to be changed because much of the country is snowbound.
  • North Korea slams latest United States sanctions as 'act of war

    North Korea slams latest United States sanctions as 'act of war

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    President Moon Jae-in received an invitation to visit Pyongyang for what would be the third inter-Korean summit talks. Trump, speaking with US state governors at the White House, said China had done more on North Korea that it ever had before following requests from his administration.
  • High winds, flooding lash US Northeast, one person killed

    High winds, flooding lash US Northeast, one person killed

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    Airlines, including Delta, United and Southwest, are offering fee waivers for flight cancellations or changes involving affected airports. Ocean-facing homes could be destroyed by the storm surge and waves, while people who live in neighborhoods reached by low-lying roads could be cut off from services for hours or days, officials and government forecasters warned.
  • Militants kill at least 3 aid workers in Nigeria

    Militants kill at least 3 aid workers in Nigeria

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    Buhari sympathised with the United Nations and other humanitarian agencies working at Rann, and the country in general. The attackers were not immediately identified. Boko Haram fighters "in large numbers" appeared to target troops protecting the camp, they said. Last year, nearly 200 people were killed when a fighter jet operated by the Nigerian military mistakenly bombed the same camp in Rann.
  • Sharma takes halfway lead at WGC in Mexico

    Sharma takes halfway lead at WGC in Mexico

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    Defending champion and World No.1 Dustin Johnson fired a 66 for a share of fifth place, four off the lead, with amongst others, Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who battled to a 69, Bubba Watson, who returned a 66 and Pat Perez, who shot a 67.
  • Smartphones, drug use blamed for rise in pedestrian deaths

    Smartphones, drug use blamed for rise in pedestrian deaths

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    The Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) has projected nearly 6,000 pedestrians were killed in vehicle crashes last year, the second year in a row that deaths have been at a 25-year high. The new Governors Highway Safety Association report released Wednesday estimates that 5,984 pedestrians were killed in the U.S.in 2017. "At some point in time, people both behind the wheel and walking in the street have to take responsibility for their behavior and put down the phone".
  • BJP ousts Tripura's Sarkar after 20 Years

    BJP ousts Tripura's Sarkar after 20 Years

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    In the state Assembly elections since 1983, the BJP had never polled more than 2 percent votes, except in 1998 when it polled 5.87 percent votes. Nagaland has chose to support the BJP in formation of a stable government in Nagaland. The right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party and its local allies swept the polls, winning 43 seats in the 59 member house in remote Tripura, ending almost 25 years of communist rule in the state that borders Bangladesh.
  • People Dead in Shooting at Central Michigan University; Gunman at Large

    People Dead in Shooting at Central Michigan University; Gunman at Large

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    Campus police spoke with James Davis Jr. on Thursday night, Lt. Larry Klaus with CMU Police said during a news conference. Pleasant hospital and released . The campus was on lockdown Friday morning and students posted on social media images of their barricaded dorm room doors and video of the school's alert message.
  • Donald Trump Suggests Death Penalty To Combat Opioid Problem

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    After stating that he has discussed with Attorney General Jeff Sessions about bringing lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies that provide opioids because "you have people that go to the hospital with a broken arm and they come out and they're addicted", the president moved on to talking about illegal drug dealers.
  • US Secret Service responds to shooting near White House

    US Secret Service responds to shooting near White House

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    He's in Florida, but is set to return later on Saturday. The White House was placed in lockdown on Saturday after a man reportedly shot himself just outside the fence line. Secret Service . President Trump is now in West Palm Beach with First Lady Melania Trump, but has been briefed on the incident, according to White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley.
  • Seoul pushes for US-Korea talks

    Seoul pushes for US-Korea talks

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    SEOUL , March 1 (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in described Japan's wartime use of "comfort women" as a "crime against humanity" on Thursday in some of his strongest comments yet, sparking an immediate protest from his key ally in containing North Korea .
  • USA university shooting suspect in custody

    USA university shooting suspect in custody

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    A family is left in shock after a MI college student allegedly gunned down his mother and father in his MI dorm room Friday morning. Though his father was a police officer, CMU is a gun-free zone and only active law enforcement officers are allowed to have guns on campus.
  • Flood barriers set up as storm hits US Northeast

    Flood barriers set up as storm hits US Northeast

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    The storm also dumped heavy snow from OH to New England and into upstate NY, where more than 3 feet was recorded. Others include an 11-year-old boy hit by a falling tree in NY state, a 57-year-old man in Upper Merion, Pennsylvania, hit by a tree while in his auto and a 77-year-old woman struck by a branch outside her home in Baltimore.
  • N.Korea to send athletes to PyeongChang Paralympics

    N.Korea to send athletes to PyeongChang Paralympics

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    The officials gathered at Tongilgak, a North Korean-controlled building in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas. A three-member South Korean delegation was led by Director General of the Inter-Korean Exchange & Cooperation Lee Joo-tae.
  • United Kingdom ad group WPP to simplify business after tough 2017

    United Kingdom ad group WPP to simplify business after tough 2017

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    Excluding currency swings, profit rose 1.9%. Elsewhere, net sales were down 3.4% in North America, 2.6% in Western Continental Europe and 3% in Asia Pacific over the quarter. Future focus will be on simplifying structure; stronger client co-ordination across the group; the development of cross-group capabilities in areas such as digital marketing, digital production, eCommerce and shopper marketing; and the further sharing of functions, systems and platforms.
  • Lakhs take part in Attukal Pongala amid row over Kuthiyottam

    Lakhs take part in Attukal Pongala amid row over Kuthiyottam

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    The reason is the physical and mental abuse about a thousand boys between the ages of five and twelve are made to endure as part of a ritual called Kuthiyottam , in which they are paraded with pierced metal wire in their sides every year. They said it was unfortunate that Sreelekha came up with the blog when the festivities had reached their peak. After piercing is done, a small thread is knotted through it and removed.
  • PM Narendra Modi breaks protocol, receives Jordan King at airport

    PM Narendra Modi breaks protocol, receives Jordan King at airport

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    On Wednesday, King Abdullah will visit the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi to "explore collaborations with Jordanian technical institutes" and address a business summit which will include some 30 businessmen from Jordan, a statement issued by the External Affairs Ministry said on Monday.
  • Katarina Johnson-Thompson takes pentathlon gold at World Indoors

    Katarina Johnson-Thompson takes pentathlon gold at World Indoors

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    Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson has claimed her first global title after winning the pentathlon at the world indoor championships - and is targeting a golden hat-trick. Earlier in the day, Johnson-Thompson was sixth quickest in the 60m hurdles, came out on top in the high-jump with 1.91m, and secured a personal best in the shot put, throwing 12.68m.
  • High Tides Bring Coastal Flooding During Storm

    High Tides Bring Coastal Flooding During Storm

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    The city experienced its third-highest storm tide on record on Friday morning at 14.67 feet. MA is taking the brunt of the storm, which hit Friday and was not expected to ease up until midday Saturday, according to weather authorities. The storm is moving slowly, and the wind, rain and flood effects will linger for days. The High Wind Warning has been cancelled for most of our area, it has been replaced by a windy advisory which is in effect until 5PM.
  • Don't Mess With Mama: Sloth Bear Shows Tiger Who Wears the trousers

    Don't Mess With Mama: Sloth Bear Shows Tiger Who Wears the trousers

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    At one time it looks like Tiger has won the battle as bear nearly gives up on his grip. A new video Tadoba National Park in Maharashtra showing a fierce battle between a bear and a tiger has gone viral over the internet. The visitors made a decision to film the incident and the video is going viral. Analysing the bout, Dr Anish Andheria, president of Wildlife Conservation Trust told NDTV: "Sloth bears are an easy game".
  • Florida House committee rejects amendments to school safety bill

    Florida House committee rejects amendments to school safety bill

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    He explained: "It doesn't go far enough, and now it goes too far in other areas". House Speaker Richard Corcoran is a gun-rights activist and helped craft the plan. He was told his only option was an alternative school. The nonrecurring money includes $15.5 million to replace Building 12 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where the shooting took place, and build a memorial.
  • Ancient Native American burial site discovered in Gulf of Mexico

    Ancient Native American burial site discovered in Gulf of Mexico

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    Timothy Parsons, the director of Florida's Division of Historical Resources . When the waters of the Gulf of Mexico rose, they covered the pond, but the peat bottom remained intact. After the diver contacted Florida's Bureau of Archaeological Research, a team of underwater archaeologists relocated the dive spot 300 yards from shore.
  • At opioids summit, Trump suggests executing dealers to help end crisis

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    President Donald Trump seemed to advocate the death penalty for drug dealers on Thursday during brief comments at an opioid summit at the White House . Other administration officials were expected to attend as well as about 200 advocates and others directly connected to the opioid crisis. A White House official said Trump has privately expressed interest in Singapore's policy of executing drug dealers.
  • Early Voting at a Record High

    Early Voting at a Record High

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    That has surpassed the numbers from the 2016 election, which topped out at 4,031 votes. Sherbet said voter turnout has been better than recent years and credits the county's growth. "Disappointing", Garza said of the early vote. This means they have had 8,570 voters in Randall County so far. However, through March 4, early voting and registration in Chicago can only take place at 16 W.
  • N will win Senate elections: Marriyum Aurangzeb

    N will win Senate elections: Marriyum Aurangzeb

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    The Senate has 104 members elected for six years, but half of them retire every three years on completion of term. There are five candidates for two Senate seats from Islamabad , 20 candidates from Punjab, and 33 from Sindh against 12 seats each.
  • No change in position on Dalai, asserts India

    No change in position on Dalai, asserts India

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    This comes after Government of India discouraged official participation from India in any event of the Tibetian Leadership. The government on Friday said that Dalai Lama is free to carry his religious activities in India and the country has not changed its stance on the Tibetan Buddhist leader to please China.