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The order came days after a Pakistani court extended a stay against the "possible arrest" of the JuD chief till April 4. Reportedly, ECP had earlier chose to bar Saeed's party from registration. Months after U.S. declared Saeed a global terrorist, Pakistan declared him a terrorist on February 13 this year. The political party was launched in August past year by Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks.
  • CBI moves court for narco test of Karti Chidambaram

    CBI moves court for narco test of Karti Chidambaram

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    Just hours after he was arrested by the CBI at Chennai airport in connection with alleged bribery at INX Media on 28 February, he was sent to custody by a special court. The CBI cited further investigation for asking the court to extend his custody. The court also directed Karti Chidambaram to surrender his passport to the ED and cooperate with the investigation.
  • Pew: US Catholics Show 'Signs of Disenchantment' With Pope Francis

    Pew: US Catholics Show 'Signs of Disenchantment' With Pope Francis

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    And about 9 in 10 U.S. Catholics describe Francis as "compassionate" and "humble", according to the survey conducted from January 10-15 and released on Tuesday. Among Democratic and Democratic-leaning Catholics, by contrast, there has been no statistically significant change in opinion on either of these questions.
  • Love Jihad: Hadiya 'very happy' with Supreme Court ruling

    Love Jihad: Hadiya 'very happy' with Supreme Court ruling

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    A three-judge bench of the top court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and also comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, passed the interim order in the Love Jihad case. "Hadiya could resist the onslaught with her will power and she will be an inspiration for the generation to come", Sainaba said. On May 24 a year ago, a division bench of the high court had termed her marriage a "sham" and had annulled it, directing her return to the custody of her Hindu ...
  • Democrats Eye Gains As US Midterms Campaign Begins

    Democrats Eye Gains As US Midterms Campaign Begins

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    After raising a Democratic record sum of $35 million, she lost by a larger margin than the Democratic nominee had four years before. The real news isn't that Democratic turnout this year was so good, but rather, that during the Obama years, Democratic turnout in Texas was bad.
  • Former Irish president urges Catholic Church to embrace equality

    Former Irish president urges Catholic Church to embrace equality

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    His comments come after Mrs McAleese said the Catholic Church is an "an empire of misogyny". On the role of women in the Catholic Church, McAleese said: "There are so few leadership roles now available to women". "I think of the irony there, I don't think it's lost on people". "We watch the exodus of talented, educated young women". "I'm not even going to be bothered arguing it.
  • Papua New Guinea hit by latest 6.8 quake

    Papua New Guinea hit by latest 6.8 quake

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    A strong quake struck off Papua New Guinea this morning, but does not pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii . "The delivery of clean water, food and shelter remains our priority, as well as the restoration of other essential services including electricity and communications".
  • Oklahoma Amber Alert canceled as child found dead, father arrested

    Oklahoma Amber Alert canceled as child found dead, father arrested

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    Although the suspect in the case was in custody, police said they were still searching for the baby. Minjarez was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and unlawful disposal of human remains. On Feb. 23, Jody's mother obtained an emergency Victim Protective Order (VPO) prohibiting Victor from making contact with her and ordering Jody's return.
  • Turkey, Iraq to Carry Out Joint Operation Against Kurdish Militants in Iraq

    Turkey, Iraq to Carry Out Joint Operation Against Kurdish Militants in Iraq

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    Speaking last Thursday to journalists in Ankara, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag reiterated position of his government according to which "terrorists are the same everywhere, one can not divide them into bad and good ones". The operation aims to establish security and stability along Turkey's borders and the adjoining region as well as to protect Syrians from oppression and cruelty of terrorists.
  • Judge Floats Idea to Settle @realDonaldTrump Twitter Blocking Case

    Judge Floats Idea to Settle @realDonaldTrump Twitter Blocking Case

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    The plaintiffs have said Trump's account is a public forum, and that the president can not block Twitter users simply because they criticise him in replies to his tweets. "I don't think we can decide this case on real-world analogies alone", he said. Trump's tweets, which cover everything from public policy to what he sees on television and attacks on Democrats, are seen by millions of people and often draw tens of thousands of comments each.
  • Broncos 'Actively Shopping' Aqib Talib

    Broncos 'Actively Shopping' Aqib Talib

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    ESPN first reported the possible Talib trade to San Francisco but that he declined and stated a preference of returning to the New England Patriots - where he played before signing a six-year, $57 million contract with the Broncos in March 2014.
  • Man City suffers rare home defeat, reaches Champions League quarterfinals on aggregate

    Man City suffers rare home defeat, reaches Champions League quarterfinals on aggregate

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    City may have held a huge first-leg lead but they wasted no time in extending it, opening the scoring in the eighth minute. Chelsea were the last side to beat the Citizen's in their own ground, winning 3-1 in December 2016. "That is why we are so satisfied with his performances, the quality of his play". He was in the right place at the right time for his goal, though, tapping in at the far post from Bernardo Silva's low cross.
  • Seul: Kim offre moratoria su nucleare

    Seul: Kim offre moratoria su nucleare

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    Il primo contatto di Kim Jong-un con i funzionari del Sud allontana la ripresa delle manovre militari congiunte tra Seul e Washington . L'OMICIDIO - L'omicidio di Kim Jong Nam risale al 13 febbraio 2017, quando due donne - una indonesiana, l'altra vietnamita, entrambe a processo in Malesia - lo aggredirono spruzzandogli del gas nervino sul viso mentre il fratellastro di Kim camminava nell'aeroporto internazionale di Kuala Lampur.
  • Mugabe flies to SA amid mounting tensions in Zimbabwe

    Mugabe flies to SA amid mounting tensions in Zimbabwe

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    But we will get facts. "There is something fishy about the former President Mugabe", Mnangagwa said. A source privy to the meeting said Zhuwao has been instructed to undertake a diplomatic offensive that will see him engage the African Union, Equitorial Guinea Government, SADC and a few Asian countries.
  • Duterte government asks Supreme Court to expel chief justice

    Duterte government asks Supreme Court to expel chief justice

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    That move came after 13 of her colleagues, including some who have publicly criticized her, forged a consensus that she should take an indefinite leave amid an impeachment attempt against her in the House of Representatives. When there is no proof, it only means one thing: those are lies. If she's impeached, the Senate will turn itself into an impeachment court for her trial.
  • International Women's Day: Trains cancelled as women strike

    International Women's Day: Trains cancelled as women strike

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    Coordinated by an umbrella group, the 8 March Commission, the strike is created to highlight social and economic disparities between men and women and put an end to Spain's enduring machista culture. The 731 crosses at Forti de Vinaros beach represent the women who died of gender-related violence since 2007; the installation was part of the International Women's Day events in Castellon, Spain.
  • Ben Carson removes nondiscrimination language from HUD's mission statement

    Ben Carson removes nondiscrimination language from HUD's mission statement

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    Thompson further informed the new statement was formed based on contributions from Carson and his deputy. President Donald Trump's housing department is seeking to erase anti-discrimination language from its mission statement. The current mission statement which is still up on the website says, "HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all".
  • Coca-Cola to produce alcoholic drink

    Coca-Cola to produce alcoholic drink

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    It also increased its holding in Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD) by 2,055 shares in the quarter, for a total of 25,730 shares, and has risen its stake in Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC). During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.37 earnings per share. The business's revenue was down 20.2% compared to the same quarter last year.
  • Quinn says Scotland test will be a huge one for Ireland

    Quinn says Scotland test will be a huge one for Ireland

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    The defending Six Nations champions are second in the table after their shock 25-13 defeat against Scotland , with Grand Slam-chasing Ireland favourites to win the tournament. The Wasps No.8, who returned from injury in the loss in Edinburgh, believes England need to come out of the blocks strongly against Les Bleus if they are to secure back-to-back wins in the French capital following their 2016 victory.
  • United States drone targeting Pakistani Taliban kills 21 in Afghanistan

    United States drone targeting Pakistani Taliban kills 21 in Afghanistan

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    The State Department has offered a $5 million reward for information on Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah in the latest US effort to pressure militants in the South Asian nation. A spokesman of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission and USA forces in Afghanistan headquarters in the capital, Kabul, did not confirm the report. "We are making this offer without preconditions in order to lead to a peace agreement", Ghani said.
  • John Lewis facing high street pressure after profits plunge

    John Lewis facing high street pressure after profits plunge

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    He said further pressure on profits was expected in coming months amid continuing economic uncertainty and fierce competition. It comes as the partnership - which owns the eponymous department store and upmarket supermarket Waitrose - posted a 77% plunge in bottom line pre-tax annual profits to £103.9m after one-off charges.
  • Trump slams Oakland mayor for warning immigrants about planned sweeps

    Trump slams Oakland mayor for warning immigrants about planned sweeps

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    She also expressed confidence that any questions regarding the legality of sanctuary city and state policies will be settled by the courts. "They elected me to have courage during hard times - and these are hard times". He stated that sanctuary city and state policies in California directly and adversely affect the efforts of federal law enforcement officials to reduce the numbers of immigrants living in the state, a fact not lost on the politicians who enacted and continue to support those ...
  • Cop kicks bike for not stopping, pregnant woman dies in Tiruchirappalli

    Cop kicks bike for not stopping, pregnant woman dies in Tiruchirappalli

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    The incident occurred near the Ganesha roundabout opposite BHEL quarters at Thuvakudi on the national highway. He allegedly kicked the motorcycle, which made it wobble lose control. An injured Raja and Usha were rushed to hospital, where she was declared dead. Relatives of the couple and locals who gathered at the spot blocked the roads for hours, bringing the traffic to a standstill.
  • Trump tariff saga overshadows TPP signing

    Trump tariff saga overshadows TPP signing

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    The TPP countries are Australia , Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, Japan , Malaysia, Canada and Mexico. Without the USA, the new pact, renamed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership ( CPTPP ), will cover just 13% of global GDP, but still include around 500 million people.
  • Trump again meets with NRA amid possible differences

    Trump again meets with NRA amid possible differences

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    The NRA Executive Director Chris Cox said that the meeting with the president Thursday night was "great" and showed that Trump "doesn't want gun control". "I'm hoping there's a way forward", he said . A White House official has now told NBC's Peter Alexander that invites to video game companies will be going out in coming days.
  • Jordan shares passionate post about inclusion riders on Instagram

    Jordan shares passionate post about inclusion riders on Instagram

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    Now, Black Panther and Creed actor Michael B Jordan has said he will adopt the diversity clause for all projects being made at his company Outlier Society. The concept of an inclusion rider was created in 2016 by University of Southern California professor Stacy Smith and attorney Kalpana Kotagal , as a possible tool to improve on-screen representation.
  • Second Storm of the Week Dumps Snow and Cripples Transit

    Second Storm of the Week Dumps Snow and Cripples Transit

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    Snow totals will really depend on how much rain mixes in, said Carolan in Nashua, New Hampshire. While a far cry from the 90-mph gusts recorded over the weekend, the strong winds could impede efforts to restore power in the region. Thundersnow often coincides with very heavy snow, usually falling at 1 to 3 inches per hour. Vehicles seen travelling during a snowstorm in Brooklyn, New York , yesterday.
  • International Women's Day celebrates women's contributions

    International Women's Day celebrates women's contributions

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    The theme for this year's International Women's Day is " Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women's Lives ". The latest figures show that out of the 1,000 businesses that have reported their gender pay gap so far, the vast majority have confirmed they are not providing equal pay for men and women .
  • United States closes consulate in Mexico due to security threat

    United States closes consulate in Mexico due to security threat

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    The embassy said late on Wednesday that, as a result of a "security threat", US government employees are prohibited from traveling to Playa del Carmen and the USA consular office in the city has been closed until further notice. The undetonated explosives were found on a second ferry that travels the same route between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel. Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruise Line have since cancelled all shore excursions involving ferries in Cozumel after ...
  • Ambedkar statue vandalised in Uttar Pradesh

    Ambedkar statue vandalised in Uttar Pradesh

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    Syama Prasad Mookerjee was the founder of the BJP's predecessor Jana Sangh. Circle officer of Mawana UN Mishra said a villager noticed that Ambedkar's statue was vandalised and informed the police. The spectacle of the statue was damaged. Police officials rushed to the spot and managed to pacify the crowd by assuring to replace the statue. It was vandalised by some unidentified people late last night.
  • LA Schools Call for More Gun Control in Wake of Shootings

    LA Schools Call for More Gun Control in Wake of Shootings

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    On the same day the vote happened, students at New Smyrna Beach High School gathered to remember those lost in the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland . Organizers of the National Student Walkout, including the Women's March and Women's March Youth, are calling for students, teachers and administrators to walk out of schools for 17 minutes on March 14, starting at 10 a.m.
  • Manafort Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Indictment In Virginia

    Manafort Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Indictment In Virginia

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    The Washington case is set for trial on September 17. Manafort also faces bank fraud charges in Virginia not directly related to his work in Ukraine. Manafort also pleaded not guilty last week in Washington, D.C., to related charges, including conspiracy to launder money, and failing to register as a foreign agent for the pro-Russia Ukrainian government of former President Viktor Yanukovych.
  • EU's Tusk: UK border stance threatens to stall Brexit talks

    EU's Tusk: UK border stance threatens to stall Brexit talks

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    Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel insisted there could be "no cherry-picking" by Britain, adding that "Brexit is a damage limitation exercise". "As long as the United Kingdom doesn't present such a solution, it is very hard to imagine substantial progress in Brexit negotiations", Tusk told a news conference in Dublin.
  • Danish inventor denies journalist murder as trial opens

    Danish inventor denies journalist murder as trial opens

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    Madsen has been accused of sexually assaulting, torturing and murdering Wall after she joined him aboard his homemade submarine for an interview last August. Mr Madsen, who has previously admitted dismembering Ms Wall's body and throwing her remains overboard, did not address the court but his lawyer Betina Hald Engmark said that he denied the murder charge and maintained his position that Ms Wall died accidentally on board his submarine.
  • Iran: IRGC Warns against Negotiating on Ballistic Missile Program

    Iran: IRGC Warns against Negotiating on Ballistic Missile Program

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    Amidst efforts to rescue the Iran nuclear deal, Iran has recently declared that its missile production has increased three-fold, despite worldwide pressure setting on curtailing its military ambitions. President Donald Trump has threatened to pull out of the deal pushed by his predecessor, Barack Obama, unless three European signatories help "fix" it by forcing Iran to limit its sway in the Middle East and rein in its missile program.
  • Mississippi Senate Approves 15-week Abortion Ban

    Mississippi Senate Approves 15-week Abortion Ban

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    The Mississippi Senate moved one step closer Tuesday to passing a law that would prevent women from getting abortions after they are 15 weeks pregnant. MS is not the only state in recent weeks to take drastic measures to restrict Roe v. Wade freedoms. "Mississippians are committed to protecting the lives of unborn children, and this law will be a major step in accomplishing that goal", he said.
  • GOP Lawmakers Sign Letter Urging Trump Not To Impose Tariff Plan

    GOP Lawmakers Sign Letter Urging Trump Not To Impose Tariff Plan

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    He told Fox Business Channel that, at 3:30 p.m. ET, surrounded by steel workers in the Oval Office, Trump will sign proclamations that impose tariffs that kick in within 15 to 30 days on most countries. "We have no choice", Trump insisted. China accounted for nearly half of the shortfall in a separate measure of the deficit in goods. President Trump kicked off the firestorm with a Tweet that read, "The new Fake News narrative is that there is CHAOS in the White House".
  • Ethiopia: Tillerson Stops in Ethiopia on First Official Visit to Africa

    Ethiopia: Tillerson Stops in Ethiopia on First Official Visit to Africa

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    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has re-affirmed the U.S. commitment to Africa, in an effort to end the controversy caused by President Donald Trump's reported derogatory comments about the continent. He is scheduled to meet with top officials in Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria, all of them USA allies in the war against terrorism and jihadist groups such as Boko Haram, Al-Shabab and Islamic State.