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It's annual eight month run was first enacted by the federal government March 19, 1918, during World War I, as a way to conserve coal. Another study found the number of robberies is down 7 percent following the spring shift to Daylight Saving Time.
  • Conrad Sangma-Kharge lock horns over northeast polls

    Conrad Sangma-Kharge lock horns over northeast polls

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    Despite the Congress staking claims to form the government in Meghalaya as the single largest party on Saturday night with 21 seats, the National People's Party-led alliance will be forming the government in the state, with Conrad Sangma as the Chief Minister .
  • DeKalb Water Main Break Open Thread

    DeKalb Water Main Break Open Thread

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    The 48-inch water main broke early Wednesday morning in the 5700 block of Buford Highway in Doraville and is expected to take at least 24 hours to fully fix. Store workers said they expect shoppers to stock up on cases of water bottles. Officials say the county's water plant is experiencing low pressure and they're asking residents to conserve water.
  • Arrested Over Sexual Exploitation Of Children

    Arrested Over Sexual Exploitation Of Children

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    They range in age from their 20s to their 70s. The operation was carried out in conjunction with the Limerick Divisional Protective Services Unit. Gardaí have arrested 11 people as part of an investigation into the alleged sexual exploitation of children.
  • Jinnah didn't want a separate country: Farooq Abdullah

    Jinnah didn't want a separate country: Farooq Abdullah

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    Kicking off a fresh controversy, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Sunday blamed the country's first prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru, Maulana Azad and Sardar Patel for "division" of united India. "Give him time as he has just become the president (of Congress party).It is not his defeat", Mr. Abdullah told reporters on the sidelines of a function in Jammu .
  • Buhari to attend Ghana's independence anniversary Tuesday

    Buhari to attend Ghana's independence anniversary Tuesday

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    Speaking at Ghana's 61st independence anniversary celebration at the Independence Square in Accra, Buhari stated that Nigeria and Ghana are benefitting immensely from leaders committed to improving their economies and tackling corruption. "Permit me to put on record Ghana's untiring effort in brokering peace in Togo by bringing all the warring factions to the negotiating table". He said the president will also underscore Nigeria's commitment to strengthening the bilateral ties in furtherance ...
  • Protests outside UK Parliament ahead of Saudi Crown Prince's visit

    Protests outside UK Parliament ahead of Saudi Crown Prince's visit

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will meet at Chequers. "Our role must be to encourage him along this path", he wrote. However, British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a public challenge for welcoming Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman (MBS) onto British soil.
  • Maersk Line says four missing after container vessel catches fire

    Maersk Line says four missing after container vessel catches fire

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    Maersk Line says the fire broke out late Tuesday on Maersk Honam and firefighter efforts were "unsuccessful". "The Indian coastguard service swiftly responded and said that MRCC Mumbai coordinated the immediate rescue of 23 out of 27 crew through merchant vessels in the area".
  • US Holocaust Museum withdraws award to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi

    US Holocaust Museum withdraws award to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi

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    His comments come as Myanmar's military published a lengthy response to widespread allegations over its campaign in Rakhine and said its investigations had cleared troops of nearly all alleged abuses. A letter from Sara J. Bloomfield, the director of the museum, explains that the museum had been closely monitoring the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar by government authorities, with over 700,000 fleeing the mass-rape and murders of a military crackdown to neighboring Bangladesh ...
  • First polls close in Texas with Democratic turnout high

    First polls close in Texas with Democratic turnout high

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    For the first time in more than 25 years, Democrats were contesting each of Texas' 36 US congressional districts, the party said . On Tuesday, Congressmember Beto O'Rourke won the Democratic primary for U.S. Trump has been divisive in Texas, where he receives about 83 percent approval among Republican respondents and 85 percent disapproval among Democrat respondents, according to polling from the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas.
  • BJP Leader Deletes FB Post Warning Periyar Statue to Be Demolished Too

    BJP Leader Deletes FB Post Warning Periyar Statue to Be Demolished Too

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    Ipper said the driver of the JCB excavator machine allegedly used to bring down the Lenin figure at Belonia was arrested and a notice sent to its owner. The CPI-M also tweeted: "Attacks in #Tripura are now being coordinated in a centralised way by BJP-IPFT leadership."In another tweet, it said, "Left got 45% vote".
  • WRAPUP 2-US trade deficit races to more than nine-year high

    WRAPUP 2-US trade deficit races to more than nine-year high

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    Exports fell 1.3% from December, the most in more than a year, while imports were little changed. Last week, Trump announced that the us will impose 25 and 10 percent tariffs on steel and aluminum, respectively, shielding historically declining usa producers from Chinese and Canadian rivals.
  • Saudi crown prince greeted in Britain with protests

    Saudi crown prince greeted in Britain with protests

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    The two countries could sign more than a dozen memorandums of understanding during his visit and may seek to improve the visa relationship between their countries to ease travel for business representatives and tourists. He'll also visit the Prime Minister's country home and attend a meeting with Cabinet ministers. Turning to Saudi Arabia's "Vision 2030" plan to diversify its oil-reliant economy, Al-Jubeir said that Britain would be a major beneficiary.
  • 'See something, say something' apps could help police identify threats of violence

    'See something, say something' apps could help police identify threats of violence

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    Investigators say the girl was involved in both threats. Police tell ABC Action News that tips from the community helped them identify the source of the threats. Students were released close to the normal dismissal time. Authorities believe the middle schooler brought the gun to show off to friends. "We started receiving social media posts of a man holding an assault-style rifle threatening to come to Tyrone Middle School and do violence", explains St.
  • SFIO grills PNB CEO for five hours

    SFIO grills PNB CEO for five hours

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    Mumbai: The extent of the unravelling fraud at India's state-run Punjab National Bank ( PNB ) could rise beyond the almost Dollars 2 billion mark (Rs 12,998) so far outlined by the lender, according to a source involved in the probe and court documents reviewed by Reuters .
  • Kushner heads to Mexico following Trump-Peña Nieto dispute

    Kushner heads to Mexico following Trump-Peña Nieto dispute

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    Kushner has seen an increase in unwanted attention over the past few weeks after a series of embarrassments. Peña Nieto has refused, and reportedly demanded that Trump make it clear publicly that it will not happen. "The two leaders mutually agree now was not the immediate right time for a visit, but that they would not their teams continue to talk and work together", the official told ABC News.
  • Virginia driver faces charges after running over himself

    Virginia driver faces charges after running over himself

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    Authorities said 30-year-old Isaac Bonsu led police on a chase and jumped out of the vehicle to led officers on a foot pursuit in the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County. Police say they caught him after a brief foot chase , the Associated Press reported . Bonsu is facing several charges in Fairfax County, including his third DWI offense, WJLA reported.
  • Water restrictions will remain in place in Cape Town

    Water restrictions will remain in place in Cape Town

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    Mmusi Maimane , leader of South Africa's main opposition party Democratic Alliance, said during a press conference Wednesday that the city's water consumption now fluctuates between 510 and 520 million liters per day, less than half of the amount Capetonians normally use.
  • Saudi prince says Turkey part of 'triangle of evil': Egyptian media

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    This is his first visit to Britain since becoming Crown Prince last June. Questioning the desert kingdom's treatment of dissidents, human rights defenders - as well as accusing the Government of "colluding in what the United Nations says is evidence of war crimes" - Mr Corbyn said: "As she makes her arms sales pitch, will she also call on the crown prince to halt the shocking abuse of human rights in Saudi Arabia?" But when Prince Mohammed meets May later on Wednesday, demonstrators will ...
  • Parkland students deliver inspiring message

    Parkland students deliver inspiring message

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    After the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida , Golden High School senior Emmy Adams said her heart was "shattered". "We have waited so long that we have created a list of victims and it goes on and on and on", Ramadan said. We want something to be done. Jeffco Schools Superintendent Jason Glass said the district is not taking a position of supporting the walk outs, but rather remaining neutral.
  • India PM Modi condemns vandalism of statues of political leaders

    India PM Modi condemns vandalism of statues of political leaders

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    The ripple effect reached even Tamil Nadu where BJP national secretary H Raja threatened to raze down the statue of social reformer Periyar in Tamil Nadu just like Russian Communist revolutionary Lenin's statue earning the wrath of Tamil Nadu political parties which sought his arrest for inciting violence.
  • Gigaba on Gupta naturalisation

    Gigaba on Gupta naturalisation

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    This follows newly re-appointed Gigaba vehemently denying that both Atul and Ajay were given South African citizenship a day earlier‚ stating that their application for citizenship was null and void as they had not renounced their citizenship of India.
  • Goa CM leaving for U.S. for further treatment

    Goa CM leaving for U.S. for further treatment

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    Parrikar, 62, was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on February 15, 2018, and discharged on February 22, 2018. The session was truncated to four days owing to Parrikar's illness. Parrikar will be present as the Chairman of this committee through video conferencing. The decision of the financial affairs will be finalised from the finance department.
  • Raveena Tandon clarifies over shooting inside Lingaraj Temple

    Raveena Tandon clarifies over shooting inside Lingaraj Temple

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    However, Bhubaneswar Police Commissioner YB Khurania said that many people had gathered inside the temple during the Shivratri festival and were clicking photos and videos, ANI reported. The police even did not frisk me or checked my handbag while I was entering the temple. I have full respect for rules of all temples. "We have also filed a police complaint", said Rajiv Lochan Parida of the Lingaraj Temple Administration.
  • Three men killed in Shopian probably overground workers: Army

    Three men killed in Shopian probably overground workers: Army

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    An Army spokesman said on 4 March that three civilians were accompanying a Lashkar militant Amir Malik and all were killed in a brief shootout at Pahnoo, Shopian. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday asked high-level officers to ensure there was no collateral damage while carrying out security operations.
  • WTO Worried About Trade Wars Resulting from Trump Tariffs

    WTO Worried About Trade Wars Resulting from Trump Tariffs

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    Unifor national president Jerry Dias said Trump has made it clear that Canada's steel and aluminium industries are being held hostage to extort a NAFTA deal. The president is headlining a Saturday rally in support of Rick Saccone, who is battling Democrat Conor Lamb in the Republican-leaning district. Last week Kitimat Unifor Local 2301 president Sean O'Driscoll said Unifor representatives would be meeting with the provincial energy and trade ministers in Victoria to lobby on behalf of ...
  • Air India confirms: Flights to Tel Aviv over Saudi Arabia

    Air India confirms: Flights to Tel Aviv over Saudi Arabia

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    Air India plans to operate flights three days a week, and the flight would save two hours of travel time as a result of flying over the Saudi airspace, an Air India spokesman said. "We have applied for the route with (India's) directorate general of civil aviation", a spokesman told AFP . The flight's shorter-than-usual haul is due to the fact that Air India received permission to fly over Saudi airspace.
  • CBI moves court seeking to conduct narco analysis test on Karti Chidambaram

    CBI moves court seeking to conduct narco analysis test on Karti Chidambaram

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    The CBI on Wednesday moved a special court seeking permission to conduct narco analysis test on Karti Chidambaram , arrested in the INX media case . 'Karti is not a terrorist with a bomb that he can not be interrogated without keeping him in custody. After hearing the Advocates, the Special CBI Judge Rana reserved his order.
  • East Coast Nor'easter Cancels Flights Out Of LAX

    East Coast Nor'easter Cancels Flights Out Of LAX

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    More than 50 million people from Philadelphia to Boston are under winter storm warnings and watches. Dozens of flights have already been canceled out of LAX because of another snowy, blowy nor'easter bearing down on the East Coast. For those trying to fly in-and-out of New England on Wednesday, expect delays and cancellations. JetBlue, Delta, Southwest, and American are all waiving change fees for Wednesday, Mar.
  • Trump says US will counteract any meddling in 2018 election

    Trump says US will counteract any meddling in 2018 election

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    Trump has said the tariffs are needed to preserve the American industries and protect national security, but he also has tried to use them as leverage in the current talks to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement, negotiated under President Bill Clinton.
  • Conrad Sangma sworn in as 12th Meghalaya CM

    Conrad Sangma sworn in as 12th Meghalaya CM

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    After the result of Congress in the legislative elections in both Nagaland and Tripura , former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said he always knew that Congress would fail to open its account this time in those two states. He is the first person in Meghalaya to occupy the top post of the state without being elected to the assembly. He concluded by saying that "the oath taking was just the beginning and the real challenge and real work starts today".
  • South African triathlete severely injured in saw attack

    South African triathlete severely injured in saw attack

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    De la Porte said Gwala was at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital, where he is scheduled to undergo surgery on Wednesday. "Our sports doctor has spoken to him". "All we know is that Mhlengi is alive and he is talking and he is under medical care". "What the damage to his leg is‚ we will know in the next few days I guess".
  • After Lenin, Periyar statues, Syama Prasad Mookerjee bust damaged in Kolkata

    After Lenin, Periyar statues, Syama Prasad Mookerjee bust damaged in Kolkata

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    Locals claimed that some radical student group of Jadavpur University were involved in the act. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has strongly disapproved the incidents of vandalism and spoke to Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the issue. And vice versa." His comment attracted sharp criticism from politicians and activists who pointed out that as a person who held a constitutional post, his opinion was a tacit support for vandals.
  • Saudi crown prince in landmark visit to Cairo cathedral

    Saudi crown prince in landmark visit to Cairo cathedral

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    The Crown Prince also met a number of journalists and editors of the Egyptian media. The event, organized by Saudi Arabia's General Culture Authority (GCA) in cooperation with the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (MiSK) and Phillips, is being held under the the patronage of Minister of Culture and Information Awwad Al-Awwad, chairman of the board of directors of GCA and Ahmed Al-Maziad, CEO of the GCA.
  • Lokayukta attack: Rajnath Singh speaks with Karnataka CM

    Lokayukta attack: Rajnath Singh speaks with Karnataka CM

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    The assailant, identified as one Thejas Sharma, was overpowered by staff at the office who arrived on hearing the screams of the retired judge. "Doctors who are treating him have said prima facie he is out of danger", said Chief Minister Siddharamaiah.He said he had asked the police to investigate the incident in detail.
  • Gov. Kate Brown signs gun control bill into law

    Gov. Kate Brown signs gun control bill into law

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    OR has enacted what its governor calls America's first new gun law since a school shooting in Florida prompted a national push for tougher restrictions. The new law ends a loop hole that allowed individuals convicted of domestic abuse or subject to restraining orders to own guns as long as the victim doesn't live with them, is not married to them and does not have children with them.
  • Oklahoma teachers consider strike over pay

    Oklahoma teachers consider strike over pay

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    Those breaks may include exempting teachers in the state from income tax. Teachers are now saying they will strike if legislators don't give them a raise and increase education funding. "It is about respect and giving them the classroom resources to teach children adequately". Educators and #OklaEd supporters should sign up for the closed Facebook group Oklahoma Teacher Walkout - The Time Is Now! "But this takes food out of our own kids" mouths.
  • Turkey detains terrorists suspected of plotting attack on US Consulate

    Turkey detains terrorists suspected of plotting attack on US Consulate

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    Turkish security members stand outside the USA embassy in Ankara, Turkey , Monday, March 5, 2018. Turkey's official broadcaster reported Monday that four suspected members of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) were detained in connection with a "security threat" at Washington's embassy in Ankara .