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Canada won't back separatists, says Canada PM Justin Trudeau

Canada won't back separatists, says Canada PM Justin Trudeau

In his "Passage to India" style tour, Trudeau had landed in Amritsar after covering Agra, Ahmedabad, and Mumbai, savouring the best of desi culture. There was the Taj Mahal and the Golden Temple, for example, all recognizable backdrops for campaign brochures when the writ is dropped in 2019, and Canada's 1.5 million voters of Indian origins go to the polls to decide where to park their X. Read More

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Philippines slams U.S. intelligence report that tags Duterte as

Philippines slams U.S. intelligence report that tags Duterte as "regional threat"

In a statement, Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said the United States intelligence community's 2018 Worldwide Threat Assessment was "myopic and speculative at best". He noted other cause-oriented groups use the same media platform to advance their agenda. Roque underscores the importance of the social media especially in the daily lives of Filipinos and the necessity for the government to tap social media as a tool to promote its agenda. Read More

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Yobe Attack: Many Girls Are Missing - Escapee Schoolgirl, Teacher Insists

Yobe Attack: Many Girls Are Missing - Escapee Schoolgirl, Teacher Insists

Witnesses also told CNN that terrified residents of the town fled on Monday when they saw trucks and motorcycles carrying armed men shooting at people randomly. "There were no soldiers at the time of the invasion". We are beginning to harbour fears the worst might have happened. Oby Ezekwesili, former Minister of Education and co - convener of Bring Back Our Girls Movement, has called out the Federal Government over its silence on the alleged abduction of 94 schoolgirls from the ... Read More

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No Chinese warship deployed near Maldives waters: Govt sources

No Chinese warship deployed near Maldives waters: Govt sources

India also has longstanding political and security ties to the Indian Ocean archipelago 400 km away, and has sought to push back against China's expanding presence in the overwhelmingly Muslim country of four lakh people. There are 11 Chinese warships in separate flotillas in and around the Indian Ocean. According to a Chinese news portal, a fleet of destroyers and at least one frigate, a 30,000-ton amphibious transport dock and three support tankers from China had entered the Indian Ocean. Read More

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Activist refers MP to police over gun post

Activist refers MP to police over gun post

Mr Christensen says he is not concerned with the photo being sent to police, and says it was purely a joke. "I think we agree on that and he's taken it down", he told 3AW radio . In a message containing misogynistic language, the sender writes that they hope Christensen " has one left in the chamber " in order to shoot the politician. Read More

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Kvitova back in top 10 after win

Kvitova back in top 10 after win

Kvitova was forced to take a break from tennis after being attacked by a knife-wielding intruder at her home in 2016. "I just came to play and I was insane a little bit in my mind and I was playing it everywhere", said a jubilant Kvitova afterwards about her comeback.She hit 50 winners, many from her powerful forehand, and her victory was the third she has recorded this week in Doha over a member of the world's top 10. Read More

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Trump to meet with Florida high school students

Trump to meet with Florida high school students

Trump decided to make it about the Russian probe rather than the tragedy, by suggesting the Federal Bureau of Investigation would have nabbed Cruz if it hadn't been preoccupied with trying to prove his campaign colluded with the Russians. "Because of these (current) gun laws, people that I know, people that I love, have died", Delaney Tarr, a senior at the school, told the rally. "This is imperative, and we must do better". Read More

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Chinese guards 'tried to grab United States nuclear football'

Chinese guards 'tried to grab United States nuclear football'

The sources told Axios Sneak Peek that on November 9, Chinese security officials obstructed the USA military aide as he was entering the Great Hall with the nuclear football . While U.S. officials, per custom for foreign trips, briefed their Chinese hosts on security protocols for the nuclear codes, "somebody at the Chinese end either didn't get the memo or chose to mess with the Americans anyway". Read More

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Russian curler's second sample tests positive

Russian curler's second sample tests positive

CAS made no mention of two tests nor did it specify the nature of the banned substance. Nedregotten revealed his subsequent shock at learning that Krushelnitsky had tested positive for a banned substance. If Krushelnitsky and his wife are stripped of their medal, the fourth place Norwegian team, which has already returned home, may get the bronze. The Olympic Athletes of Russia (OAR) delegation released a statement on Tuesday to say "the circumstances of the case, do not provide any ... Read More

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Kuwait invites Duterte to visit amid tensions

Kuwait invites Duterte to visit amid tensions

Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed invited Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte to visit after a Filipina maid was found dead in a freezer in Kuwait City, the state media has reported. One hundred seventy-seven more distressed Filipino workers from Kuwait arrived in Manila on Sunday, bringing the number of repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to 1,700. Read More

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Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand after hammering Tonga

Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand after hammering Tonga

Last week, Gita reached wind speeds of 230 kilometres per hour and ripped through the Pacific island of Tonga . Cyclone Gita is pounding New Zealand with torrential rain, damaging winds and large waves. Police are warning motorists about high winds and debris in roadways. Some of the country's picturesque hiking tracks, popular with tourists, were closed and a stretch of State Highway One along the South Island's east coast was shut. Read More

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Donald Trump Jr. arrives in India

Donald Trump Jr. arrives in India

India is Trump Organisation's biggest worldwide market, with projects in four cities - Mumbai , Pune , Gurugram and Kolkata. The Kolkata project is being built by a collaboration of Unimark, RDB Group and Tribeca and offers a 360 degree panoramic view of the city. Read More

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Pro-Syrian government militia move into Kurdish-controlled Afrin despite Turkish warnings

Pro-Syrian government militia move into Kurdish-controlled Afrin despite Turkish warnings

Erdogan's remarks come a day after the foreign minister declared that Turkey would battle Syrian regime troops if they enter the region of Afrin to protect Syrian Kurdish fighters. Authorities have been cracking down on protests and social media criticisms of its military operation into the Syrian Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin, accusing perpetrators of engaging in "terror propaganda". Read More

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China demands 'severe punishment' for man who stole thumb from terracotta warrior

China demands 'severe punishment' for man who stole thumb from terracotta warrior

Delaware-resident Michael Rohana was arrested last week, U.S. officials said, accused of stealing the thumb in December during an ugly sweater party hosted by the museum. The Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center has organized over 260 overseas exhibitions over the past 40 years, and has never come across a situation such as this, said an official with the center. Read More

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Trump for improved gun checks: White House

Trump for improved gun checks: White House

Two senators, on both sides of the aisle, are sponsoring the bill that would tighten the federal background check process for purchasing guns. Yet, no legislation was passed. Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said in a statement on Monday that Trump spoke with Sen. Changes to the background-check system were supported by the NRA, as well as Sen. Read More

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued

Winter Weather Advisory Issued

The system will end shortly after midnight. PennDOT is reminding motorists to adjust speeds based on driving conditions as winter weather impacts Pennsylvania roadways. WCCO Meteorologist Kylie Bearse says northern Minnesota will see heavy snow through the day on Sunday. The winter storm warning cautions that travel conditions could become hard Saturday night and reductions in visibility are possible. Read More

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Turnbull says he would sack ministers who breach sex ban

Turnbull says he would sack ministers who breach sex ban

Because Joyce leads a separate political party, Turnbull can't sack him, unless the Nationals decide to do so in a party room coup. Turnbull acknowledged that he had heard rumours about a liaison between the deputy prime minister and Vikki Campion, although couldn't remember precisely when he'd first heard the internal speculation, and then he declined to answer a question about whether he'd asked Joyce about the relationship. Read More

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Latvia corruption agency searches c.bank governor's home, office

Latvia corruption agency searches c.bank governor's home, office

Rimsevics remains in the post of governor of the central bank, the situation (for the reputation of Latvia's financial system) substantially worsens", she said. KNAB neither confirmed nor denied the Latvian Television report. The anti-corruption bureau will make a comment "as soon as possible", spokeswoman Laura Dusa said, giving no indication as to why Rimsevics had been arrested. Read More

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Florida students announce march for gun reform

Florida students announce march for gun reform

He tweeted: "This is not acceptable". They need to join us, and they need to help us get our message across. The shooter shot and killed 17 students a month later - February 14, 2018. Add Gun Control as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Gun Control news, video, and analysis from ABC News. "People keep asking us, 'What about the Stoneman Douglas shooting is going to be different, because this has happened before and change hasn't come?'" Cameron Kasky, an 11th-grader told ... Read More

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Netanyahu to Polish PM: Holocaust comment 'unacceptable'

Netanyahu to Polish PM: Holocaust comment 'unacceptable'

Netanyahu used the bulk of his speech in Munich this morning to warn that Iran was the greatest danger to world peace, dramatically producing what he said was a piece of an Iranian drone shot down over Israel . "On the contrary, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has repeatedly and categorically opposed denial of the Holocaust - the murder of European Jewry - as well as anti-Semitism in all its forms", Kopcińska said. Read More

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Fire hits sacred monastery in Tibet

Fire hits sacred monastery in Tibet

There are no casualties and order is normal in the area", said the state-run Tibet Daily , adding that Tibet's top Communist party official Wu Ying-jie had rushed immediately to the scene. - Home of a venerated icon -. Tibetans had celebrated the start of the Losar Tibetan New Year on Friday. According to state news agency Xinhua , the temple was closed to the public on Saturday. Read More

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Plane crash kills 66 in central Iran

Plane crash kills 66 in central Iran

Dense fog, high winds and heavy snow in the Zagros Mountains made it impossible for rescue crews in helicopters to reach the site Sunday, state television reported. The aircraft involved in Sunday's morning crash was almost two decades old. It also operates worldwide flights and the company is Iran's third largest airline in terms of fleet size. Read More

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Deadly Attack at Church in Russian Region of Dagestan

Deadly Attack at Church in Russian Region of Dagestan

Russian investigators said a gunman opened fire on churchgoers on Sunday in Kizlyar, northern Dagestan. The gunman was identified as a local man who is in his 20s. "There were a lot of people there, moms with little children, elderly people". Authorities have not yet disclosed what motivated the shooting, but the shooting took place in the region where Moscow has led two wars against separatists and radical religious groups since the 1991 Soviet collapse. Read More

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Netanyahu Calls Iran 'Greatest Threat To Our World'

Netanyahu Calls Iran 'Greatest Threat To Our World'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on Sunday at the Munich Security Conference, where he addressed the danger posed by Iran, both to Israel and to the entire world. Zarif said that "we will not be the first ones to violate" the agreement. At the time, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said: "The allegations regarding surveillance by an Iranian drone are too ridiculous for words". Read More

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Pope revives sex abuse commission amid sceptisism

Pope revives sex abuse commission amid sceptisism

Barros has denied seeing or knowing of any abuse. The initial three-year mandate of commission members had lapsed two months ago, on December 17. "Representatives from several new countries will now offer their insights and experience to the Commission, reflecting the global reach of the Church and the challenge of creating safeguarding structures in diverse cultural contexts", the release stated. Read More

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Pakistan court hands down four death sentences in child murder case

Pakistan court hands down four death sentences in child murder case

Ali was also fined Rs 20 lakh for sodomy and hiding the body of Zainab and disrespecting her body by throwing in the trash heap, reported Pakistan Today . Her murder sparked riots, killing two protestors, and massive outrage against police failure to arrest the criminal. According to the sub-section 5, the Lahore High Court (LHC) will be bound to decide the appeal within seven days. Read More

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Russians blank U.S. in intense Olympic hockey showdown

Russians blank U.S. in intense Olympic hockey showdown

The victor of that game will advance to the semifinals to face Canada, which earned a bye by going unbeaten in the group stage. After the game, USA coach Tony Granato, angered by the Russians playing their top power-play unit with only two minutes left, stormed off the ice and did not shake hands with Russian coach Oleg Znarok. Read More

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Russian State Media Self-Censor Casualty Reports in Syria

Russian State Media Self-Censor Casualty Reports in Syria

Some three hundred private military personnel with alleged links to the Kremlin were killed or injured in Syria last week, the Reuters news agency has said. "I would like to stress that they are not military servicemen", she added. However, information about Russian casualties is only starting to trickle out via Russian news organizations and social media. Read More

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Mexico hit with 7.2 magnitude natural disaster

Mexico hit with 7.2 magnitude natural disaster

There is no tsunami threat . President Enrique Pena Nieto said via Twitter that Interior Secretary Alfonso Navarrete and Oaxaca state Gov. Alejandro Murat, who were on the helicopter that crashed in Oaxaca, were fine. Panicked residents flooded into the street, fearing a repeat of two earthquakes last September that caused buildings to collapse and killed 465 people combined. Read More

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