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At least 19 dead after bus topples over in Hong Kong

At least 19 dead after bus topples over in Hong Kong

Another 47 people were injured and taken to hospitals, including 19 in serious condition, the Hospital Authority said. While some passengers escaped the accident unscathed, others were seen covered in blood and some had to be carried out from the bus wreckage on stretchers after firemen cut open the top of the bus. Read More

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Sweden's Kalla wins first gold of PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games

Sweden's Kalla wins first gold of PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games

Kalla , 30, triumphed over the defending champion, Norwegian Marit Bjoergen , by 7.8 seconds, winning the gold medal with a time of 40 minutes, 44.9 seconds. And although Bjorgen lost to Kalla , she set her own record with a total of 11 medals (See below). Kalla made her break midway through the last of the four laps, leaving Bjoergen to battle Parmakoski and Swede Ebba Andersson for the podium places. Read More

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North Korea's Kim Jung Un invites South Korean president for summit

The smiles and handshakes at the meeting were friendlier than some of the North's past history with the complex - in 1968 it sent commandos to attack it to try to assassinate the South's then leader. "The vice president is grateful that President Moon reaffirmed his strong commitment to the global maximum pressure campaign and for his support for continued sanctions", Pence spokeswoman Alyssa Farah said when asked about the developments. Read More

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Israel launches heavy air strike in Syria after F-16 crash

Israel launches heavy air strike in Syria after F-16 crash

A picture taken in the northern Israeli Kibbutz of Harduf on February 10, 2018, shows the remains of an F-16 that crashed after coming under fire by Syrian air defenses. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman was convening a meeting of senior officers at the IDF's headquarters in Tel Aviv to discuss a further response. Iran dismissed Israel's claims that Israeli forces downed one of its drones and that Iran was involved in an attack. Read More

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Turkey-EU visa free regime to boost bilateral ties

Turkey-EU visa free regime to boost bilateral ties

Securing visa-free travel was a key part of a controversial 2016 EU-Turkey deal aimed at stemming the flow of migrants to Europe. A spokeswoman acknowledged that Turkey's ambassador "handed over a paper regarding the remaining visa liberalization benchmarks" to Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans during talks on Wednesday. Read More

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U.S. drone strike in Waziristan kills TTP deputy

U.S. drone strike in Waziristan kills TTP deputy

They said the target of Thursday's strike was the Haqqani network. "The war is costing them much more". U.S. drone strikes in the border regions of Pakistan have picked up since U.S. North Waziristan and Paktika province in Afghanistan are adjacent to the border, and the officials and the terrorist commanders may have been reporting the same strike as two separate ones. Read More

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Philippines to issue 'total ban' on OFW deployment to Kuwait on Monday

Philippines to issue 'total ban' on OFW deployment to Kuwait on Monday

A prosecutor in the International Criminal Court announced Thursday that she was opening a preliminary probe into alleged crimes by Duterte in connection with the war on drugs. Bello was referring to the MOU that provides for additional protection for our overseas workers in Kuwait. Raul Francia, DOLE information and publication service director, said Bello will issue the formal order on the deployment ban on Monday. Read More

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Army clarifies on casualty in Jammu terrorist attack

Army clarifies on casualty in Jammu terrorist attack

Santri bunker was sacked upon and they retaliated. "Following their entry, the militants have taken refuge in the area that house family quarters", an official said . "Army personnel are still engaged in an intense gunbattle with the terrorists- who are believed to be holed up near the officers residential quarters". Read More

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Maldives denies it ignored India

Maldives denies it ignored India

The political turmoil deepened in the Maldives after the apex court ordered the government to free political prisoners including exiled former president Mohamed Nasheed . Worldwide community has asked the Yameen government to restore the constitutionally guaranteed rights of the people and institutions. The Yameen government refused to obey the court orders and declared a state of emergency in the country. Read More

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WhatsApp beta testers can now send payments in India

WhatsApp beta testers can now send payments in India

The long rumored Whatsapp Payments option exclusively for India is now seen available on certain beta testers. User can now choose from this list of banks the one to be linked to UPI. The new features are available only to select WhatsApp beta users on version 2.18.21 for iOS, and version 2.18.41 for Android. There was a time when PayTm held the monopoly in this sector, but soon after UPI became a reality, there are tons of e-payment solutions like Samsung Pay, Tez , BHIM, PhonePe ... Read More

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Last Two ISIS 'Beatles' Captured in Syria

Last Two ISIS 'Beatles' Captured in Syria

She said she had initially been sceptical when she heard rumours that Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh had finally been captured, but realised it was true when she received a breaking news alert from the BBC . The militants are infamous for their role in the torture and killing of Western hostages. Mr Foley was one of the victims whose death was seen in those videos. Read More

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South Africa vs India, 2018: 4th ODI - Statistical Preview

South Africa vs India, 2018: 4th ODI - Statistical Preview

They have beaten Pakistan, India , West Indies, England and Sri Lanka in the five Pink ODIs that have taken place. Also, the middle-order was largely tested in the previous ODI. India have turned the tides emphatically after conceding an unassailable lead in the Test series. Kuldeep Yadav, 9. Yuzvendra Chahal, 10. What India will be focussing on is the prospect of stitching up the series. Read More

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White Home Employees Secretary Rob Porter Resigns Following Abuse Allegations

White Home Employees Secretary Rob Porter Resigns Following Abuse Allegations

But Kelly, who is said to have done a staff audit when he took the reigns, did not become White House staff in July of 2017, meaning he would not have been part of the team that vetted Porter during the transition. Kelly, meanwhile, was Porter's loudest defender, including in the first hours after the graphic photos of alleged abuse emerged. "We'll leave those White House staffing matters for when we get back to Washington", he told reporters at the time. Read More

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Fate of Germany's future government hangs on SPD members' vote

Fate of Germany's future government hangs on SPD members' vote

Despite the generosity of the deal they obtained, it is by no means certain that the SPD's 400,000 rank-and-file members will support the coalition arrangement. Schulz hopes to convince the SPD's more sceptical members, who have the final say on whether to proceed with the coalition with the centre-right, by securing concessions on healthcare and employment. Read More

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Rail Switch was in Wrong Position Before Fatal Amtrak Crash, NTSB Says

Rail Switch was in Wrong Position Before Fatal Amtrak Crash, NTSB Says

Two Amtrak crew members were killed, and more than 100 people were injured. Of the 116 people taken to four hospitals, only eight remained in the hospital Monday. Steve Shelton, Palmetto Health director of emergency preparedness. He heard screams and crying all around him as he tried to get out. The NTSB said investigators recovered video from a forward-facing camera on the Amtrak train. Read More

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George W. Bush: 'clear evidence Russians meddled' in 2016 election

George W. Bush: 'clear evidence Russians meddled' in 2016 election

Bush also said that "it is problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our elections. Our democracy is only as good as people trust the results". "This Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story". Bush also criticised Trump's decision to scrap a program implemented by former President Barack Obama's administration that allows young immigrants living in the USA illegally who were brought here as children to remain in America. Read More

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ANC holds fruitful talks with president Zuma

ANC holds fruitful talks with president Zuma

South Africa had seen "systematic looting" under Zuma's rule, and he "must go sooner rather than later", it said in a statement. Mr Zuma is an extremely controversial figure in South Africa, not least because of numerous corruption allegations and his rapid hiring and firing of finance ministers. Read More

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Pentagon: Undefined Place for Military Parade Ordered by Trump

Pentagon: Undefined Place for Military Parade Ordered by Trump

He said the two-hour parade was a "tremendous thing for France and for the spirit of France", and said he wanted one on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington that would be grander than the one he saw in Paris. The military is not Donald Trump's to use and abuse in this way. After World War II, the nation held a similar parade on January 12, 1946 to celebrate the Allied victory over Nazi Germany and the other Axis Powers. Read More

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Led coalition, pro-Assad forces clash in east Syria

Led coalition, pro-Assad forces clash in east Syria

Over 500 pro-government fighter armed with tanks, mortars, artillery and multiple-launch rocket systems carried out the attack, according to an unnamed U.S. Officials with the United Nations humanitarian team in the country said: "In this extreme situation, an immediate cessation of hostilities lasting for at least one month throughout Syria to enable the delivery of humanitarian aid and services, evacuation of the critically sick and wounded, and alleviation of people's suffering, to the ... Read More

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Pelosi sets record with 8-hour speech on immigration

Pelosi sets record with 8-hour speech on immigration

The new effort to whip against the budget plan comes after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she would not pursue a coordinated effort to vote no on the plan. CNN and ABC News correctly reported the background of the speech. In an upcoming Western Pennsylvania special election, conservative groups are running ads tying Democrat Conor Lamb to Pelosi, despite Lamb's having told reporters he wouldn't vote for her as Democratic leader. Read More

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UK 'Disappointed' at Bermuda's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

UK 'Disappointed' at Bermuda's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

The move was signed into Bermudan law by the island's governor, John Rankin, when he approved a Bill reversing a court ruling past year authorising gay marriage. Less than a year after Bermuda legally approved same-sex marriages, the governor of the British island territory signed a bill into law on February 7 that replaced it with domestic partnerships . Read More

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Six Nations chiefs to probe France head injuries

Six Nations chiefs to probe France head injuries

Dupont's departure for an HIA was particularly controversial as it allowed starting scrum-half Maxime Machenaud to return to the field instead of forcing France to bring on wing Benjamin Fall instead. "World Rugby, in my opinion, need to have a serious look at this one". Replacement flyhalf Anthony Belleau made the conversion but blew a penalty shortly afterward, giving the Irish time.They used it with extraordinary composure to work into the French half, going through almost 40 phases ... Read More

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Analyst's Ratings : General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)

Wells Fargo And Communications Mn holds 0% of its portfolio in AtriCure, Inc. Bluemountain Management Ltd Co reported 32,890 shares. Of the 23 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track F 18 of them rate its stock a hold. The Stock has its 52-week High of $58.50 and 52-Week Low of $49.53 and it touched its 52-week high on 01/29/18 and 52-Week Low on 09/07/17. The stock has a market capitalization of $56,162.94, a PE ratio of 21.47, a PEG ratio of 0.69 and a beta of 1.59. Read More

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Turkey's Erdogan meets with Pope Francis during Rome visit

Turkey's Erdogan meets with Pope Francis during Rome visit

The Turkish government said the US-backed Syrian Kurdish militia there is a terrorist organisation and an extension of Kurdish insurgents fighting within Turkey. It was the first visit of a Turkish president to the Vatican in almost 60 years. While in Istanbul the pope acknowledged that current global crises had made Muslims vulnerable to being stigmatised. Read More

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USA 'disappointed' by signing of Holocaust law in Poland

USA 'disappointed' by signing of Holocaust law in Poland

Duda also said he would send the law, which will come into force, to the Constitutional Tribunal to rule on whether it conforms with constitutional guarantees on freedom of speech. The bill was supported by 57 senators, mainly from the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) Party, 23 voted against the document, and two abstained. The US State Department warned last week that the bill could have "repercussions" on "Poland's strategic interests and relationships - including with the United States and ... Read More

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