• Pentagon Says US Was Told No Russians Involved In Syria Attack
Pentagon Says US Was Told No Russians Involved In Syria Attack

Russia's Sputnik Newsquoted a lawmaker who was coy about confirming the deployment of Su-57s to Syria, but said if they have been deployed, they would be sending a "political message" and serving as a deterrent against "aircraft from neighboring states which periodically fly into Syria" without properly requesting permission from the Assad gover...

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  • Cocaine Ring in Russia's Argentina Embassy Dismantled
Cocaine Ring in Russia's Argentina Embassy Dismantled

The astonishing saga began on December 13, 2016 when Argentine Security Minister Patricia Bullrich received a tip from Russian Ambassador Viktor Koronelli suggesting that diplomatic suitcases being stored in a school on the embassy grounds should be searched.

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  • Bruce McArthur now charged with murders of six men: Toronto police
Bruce McArthur now charged with murders of six men: Toronto police

Idsinga said investigators found the remains of six individuals inside planters on a property in Toronto. Earlier this month, police identified Andrew Kinsman in the human remains, using fingerprints. When asked how the two latest victims were identified, Idsinga said they used dental records. The case has evolved with police now looking at "hu...

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  • International Mother Language Day
International Mother Language Day

In 1999, UNESCO recognized February 21 as International Mother Language Day to honor the Bengali demonstrations in the then East Pakistan [current Bangladesh] against the use of Urdu as the sole national language in 1952. An audio visual presentation on International Mother Language Day was screened during the discussion meeting. There will also ...

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  • Seoul Government Will Actively Seek Dialogue To Resolve North Korean Nuclear Issue
Seoul Government Will Actively Seek Dialogue To Resolve North Korean Nuclear Issue

Ivanka Trump , U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter, attends the Conversation With the Women of America panel at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on January 16, 2018. She was referring to Otto Warmbier , the American student who died in the USA last year after being detained by North Korea for more than a year.

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  • CPUC Appeals FCC Decision Repealing Net Neutrality
CPUC Appeals FCC Decision Repealing Net Neutrality

Editor's note: NPR's legal counsel had filed comments with the FCC on behalf of the public radio system, opposing the repeal of the 2015 net neutrality rules. Congress will have 60 days to reverse the FCC's order. However, if the vote reversal fails to gain the needed votes, it is likely to pushed through anyway because of a likely veto by Pr...

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  • Kazakhstan moves up in corruption global ranking
Kazakhstan moves up in corruption global ranking

However, Tanzania comes second in the east African bloc ahead of Kenya and Uganda which are at positions 143 and 151 in the index which ranks countries on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). Transparency International (TI) has found that a majority of countries in the world can be called corrupt, with a clear link between high level...

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  • Israelis helped thwart Australian terror plot
Israelis helped thwart Australian terror plot

The Israeli army said one of its intelligence units, named 8200, provided the information in 2017 leading to the arrest of Isis militants who were working "toward the execution of the attack". Israeli authorities alerted Australian counterparts about their plans on July 26, and both men were arrested on July 29, The Times of Israelreported Wednesda...

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  • Winter Olympics: Ski star Mikaela Shiffrin pulls out of Wednesday's downhill event
Winter Olympics: Ski star Mikaela Shiffrin pulls out of Wednesday's downhill event

She was an elite snowboarder before that and won world championships in back-to-back years, the parallel slalom in 2015 and the parallel giant slalom in 2017. "If you think what's happened over the last eight years and what I've been through to get here, I gave it all and to come away with a medal is a dream come true", Vonn said .

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  • Two Turkish Servicemen Killed Near Border With Iraq - Turkey's General Staff
Two Turkish Servicemen Killed Near Border With Iraq - Turkey's General Staff

Kurds of Afrin , Syria have called on the global community and the UN Security Council to implement their commitments and pressure Turkey. Turkey reached no previous agreement with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad before entering Syria's territory.

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  • US Raw Steel Production Down 1.9% in Year to Date
US Raw Steel Production Down 1.9% in Year to Date

In return, the Detroit automaker is seeking financial assistance from the South Korean government and is expected to also seek some aid from its traditionally militant unions. He added that government officials will reach out to Washington before Trump decides on steel tariffs in mid-April, and strive to minimize the fallout on South Korean busin...

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  • CBI grills Rotomac Pens Chief Vikram Kothari
CBI grills Rotomac Pens Chief Vikram Kothari

The report also says that Rotomac Global Pvt Ltd, engaged in intermediary trade and manufacturing pens, routinely approached seven banks, including Bank of Baroda's (BoB's) worldwide business branch at The Mall, Kanpur, seeking credit ranging from Rs 15 crore to Rs 200 crore from 2008 to 2013, mostly for exports and imports.

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  • Kamal Haasan's New Party Is Makkal Needhi Maiam
Kamal Haasan's New Party Is Makkal Needhi Maiam

Locals are hopeful that Kamal Haasan will pay attention to his hometown and develop it after his entry into politics. While he had plans to even visit the APJ school, he was denied entry by TN government because his activity was political in nature.

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  • Trump's compromise on gun control: explaining the president's (tiny) offer
Trump's compromise on gun control: explaining the president's (tiny) offer

Students have turned activists in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School atrocity and have led calls for stricter gun controls in the country where school shootings have become routine. High school students gathered outside of the White House on February 19 for a peaceful protest about gun control five days after the devastating school s...

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  • Syria: Restraint, humanitarian access badly needed in Damascus
Syria: Restraint, humanitarian access badly needed in Damascus

But the situation is not easy, as around 350,000 civilians are still living in Eastern Ghouta , which is a large countryside constituting of several towns and villages under the rebel control. There were also 15 deaths and 51 injuries reported among civilians in and around Damascus , the result of a dramatic escalation of rebel fire on governme...

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  • Student arrested for allegedly posting threat to Louisa County High School
Student arrested for allegedly posting threat to Louisa County High School

One week ago today, a 19-year-old former student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County Florida entered the school armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle, killing 17 students. Police in Nicholasville, Kentucky, arrested two people on Sunday in connection with threats against Jessamine County Schools. The Bullitt Cou...

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  • Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to meet Punjab CM Amarinder Singh today
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to meet Punjab CM Amarinder Singh today

Still on Trudeau's to-do list is convincing India to lift protectionist tariffs on Canadian agricultural products, particularly peas, which comprise an astoundingly large share of Canada's exports to India. The rest is history. Trudeau is scheduled to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple along with his family. Trudeau's office confirmed on Mond...

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  • Thai Court Says Japanese Tycoon Can Raise His 13 Surrogate Children
Thai Court Says Japanese Tycoon Can Raise His 13 Surrogate Children

Shigeta's freaky case threw a spotlight on the kingdom's unregulated rent-a-womb industry, prompting authorities to bar foreigners in 2015 from paying for Thai surrogates. The court gave no further details about the man, but said he plans to raise the 13 children in Japan where he lives, adding that he had previously raised his other surrogate chil...

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  • That Scandalous, Super Steamy Ice-Dancing Lift Won Gold At The Olympics
That Scandalous, Super Steamy Ice-Dancing Lift Won Gold At The Olympics

It was also their third gold overall after winning their home Olympics in Vancouver in 2010, and their fifth medal overall after two silvers at the Sochi Games four years ago. They finished on 192.59. "I think we just played confident, and the chemistry is continuing to grow, and it's finally meshing". Alex said the experience fulfilled their dre...

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  • Is Justin Trudeau Being Cold-Shouldered By Prime Minister Narendra Modi?
Is Justin Trudeau Being Cold-Shouldered By Prime Minister Narendra Modi?

Capt Amarinder said that it was a gesture that underlined the depth of the relations between the two countries, which Wednesday's meeting would help in consolidating further. "In addition, he said, it was equally surprising that six cabinet ministers accompanying Trudeau had scant official engagements, except for foreign minister Chrystia Freeland,...

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  • Merkel appoints rumoured successor to key party post
Merkel appoints rumoured successor to key party post

All party members are entitled to vote in the postal ballot which started on Tuesday and ends on March 2 on a coalition pact for Europe's biggest economy which could decide the future of Chancellor Angela Merkel . A member of the CDU's executive committee, Mrs Kramp-Karrenbauer has governed Saarland - a state of about a million people on the borde...

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  • Netanyahu to meet Trump at the White House
Netanyahu to meet Trump at the White House

Around 1,000-2,000 protesters rallied in a Tel Aviv square, some with signs saying "crooks go home" and "crime minister"."We think the prime minister should immediately disqualify himself and resign", said Shlomit Bar, 63, a retired music teacher.

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  • Associates of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu arrested in corruption case
Associates of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu arrested in corruption case

In his speech , Zarif dismissed Netanyahu's presentation as a "cartoonish circus, which does not even deserve a response ". You should. It's yours. Police announced the arrests as Mr. Zarif denounced what he said were Israel's "almost daily illegal incursions into Syrian airspace". As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces criminal...

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  • Ankara, Berlin willing to mend ties: Turkish PM
Ankara, Berlin willing to mend ties: Turkish PM

It all depends on the court, but I think there will be development soon, Yildirim said. Yucel was jailed in February past year on suspicion of spreading propaganda in support of a terrorist organisation and inciting violence. Berlin had a year ago advised German investors and holidaymakers to avoid Turkey . 18 said he expects top-level ...

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  • Iran finds remains of plane in Zagros mountains
Iran finds remains of plane in Zagros mountains

The footage aired on Tuesday shows the plane crash site against the side of a snow-covered mountain near Yasuj, some 780 kilometers, or 485 miles, south of Tehran , Iran's capital from which the flight took off on Sunday. The ISPR spokesperson said that the COAS shared grief of bereaved families and brotherly Iranian nation. "Given the fact th...

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