• ISA Summit big step towards greater global energy security: United Nations environment chief
ISA Summit big step towards greater global energy security: United Nations environment chief

For his part, Modi pointed out that India has started the world's largest renewable energy expansion program. Besides 23 heads of state, senior representatives of many countries, including deputy prime ministers and energy ministries have confirmed their participation in the day-long ISA Summit .

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  • Turkish plane crashes in Iran
Turkish plane crashes in Iran

Other Iranian media said the plane went down in a remote mountain in the snow-capped Zagros range during bad weather. According to Iran's Fars news agency, the plane bound from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul disappeared from radars shortly after it had entered Iran's airspace to crash near the town of Shahr-e-Kord in the Chah...

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  • Foreign alumni from Turkey support Afrin op
Foreign alumni from Turkey support Afrin op

Turkey has been waging "Operation Olive Branch" against Syria's Afrin region since January 20 in a bid to eliminate the YPG, which forms the backbone of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that enjoys U.S. Washington has repeatedly called upon Turkey to stop its "aggression" against the Afrin region, omitting the fact that the US-led coali...

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  • Trump grants tariff exemptions for Mexico and Canada
Trump grants tariff exemptions for Mexico and Canada

However, some economists fear that Trump will set off a wave of reprisal tariffs that will eventually damage the steel and aluminium industries in all countries. Sen. Orrin Hatch told reporters he thought Congress could stop the tariffs from being implemented. The proclamation signed by Trump ordering the tariffs do suggest some pos...

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  • State Senate introduces bill to add work requirements to Medicaid
State Senate introduces bill to add work requirements to Medicaid

More than 285,000 people are on the program, which was created as an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health law. "We are all committed to completing work on a state budget long before July 1, but after a lengthy and tiring session, the best step is for everyone to return home as we assess our next steps", Cox said.

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  • Blast in Kabul's Shia area kills at least seven; Daesh claims responsibility
Blast in Kabul's Shia area kills at least seven; Daesh claims responsibility

Amin said the bomber detonated his explosive device at a checkpoint "after being identified by police". Among the dead were two policemen, he said. The group has not publicly responded to Ghani's invitation and previously said it would negotiate only with US officials.

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  • Toys R Us on brink of complete closure
Toys R Us on brink of complete closure

Toys "R' Us had a worse than expected holiday season and had already filed for bankruptcy past year". Stores outside of the US are not affected. Toys R Us has about 800 stores in the U.S. There is only one Toys "R" Us in Texoma which is located in Wichita Falls near Sikes Senter Mall. If Toys "R" Us is unable to fashion a last-minute miracl...

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  • US, Saudi Arabia agree to finalize warplane deal despite protests
US, Saudi Arabia agree to finalize warplane deal despite protests

Britain on Friday signed a multi-billion-pound preliminary order for Saudi Arabia to purchase 48 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets, despite its criticism of the kingdom's war in Yemen. But she has also raised concerns about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen with the Crown Prince during his visit. May's government has remained defiant in the face ...

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  • Syrian army gains ground in eastern Ghouta
Syrian army gains ground in eastern Ghouta

An AFP correspondent inside Douma said shelling and air strikes were rocking the town on Saturday. "We were taken aback by the fighting that broke out despite guarantees from the parties involved in this conflict that humanitarians could enter Douma , in eastern Ghouta", ICRC's Regional Director for the Near and Middle East, Robert Mardini...

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  • Fire commissioner reminds residents to change smoke alarm batteries
Fire commissioner reminds residents to change smoke alarm batteries

You're changing your clocks for daylight saving time on Sunday. Smoke alarms expire after 10 years and need to be replaced. Kansas Fire Marshal Doug Jorgensen stresses the importance of replacing outdated smoke alarms with newer models featuring 10-year sealed lithium batteries.

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  • Putin 'couldn't care less' about US election meddling
Putin 'couldn't care less' about US election meddling

Maybe they're Ukrainians, Tatars, Jews, just with Russian citizenship. "We do not see what goal we would accomplish by interfering", Putin said. So what. "And we'll take a look at it". During the interview, Putin also said that his United States counterpart has " leadership qualities " as " he takes responsibility when he makes decisions ".

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  • Broadcom Pledges To Make US the Global Leader in 5G
Broadcom Pledges To Make US the Global Leader in 5G

In a letter to Qualcomm , CFIUS said it was concerned that the deal posed a threat to US national security. A Qualcomm spokeswoman was not immediately available for comment. Since 5G networks are expected to begin rolling out in 2019, Broadcom's pledge to maintain R & D spending comes after most of the hard, fundamental research is finished, sai...

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  • Officer Charged After Video Showed Him Beating Black Man Accused Of Jaywalking
Officer Charged After Video Showed Him Beating Black Man Accused Of Jaywalking

Johnnie Jermaine Rush recalled his encounter with Officer Chris Hickman and Verino Ruggiero, his colleague which took place on the night of the 24 of February. On Sept. 15, 2017, Buncombe County District Attorney Todd Williams dropped all charges against Rush. The public did not know the police chief quietly oversaw an internal investigation a...

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  • USA allies line up for tariff exemptions
USA allies line up for tariff exemptions

Two leading industry bodies representing producers in the world's top steel and aluminium market said they strongly oppose duties imposed by Trump to counter cheap imports, especially from China. Its success highlights the isolation of the US under Trump's protectionist rhetoric on trade and his "America first" philosophy. Trump announced this mo...

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  • Three things Uhuru will discuss with Trump's top diplomat on Friday
Three things Uhuru will discuss with Trump's top diplomat on Friday

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during his meeting with Irish Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign and Trade Minister Simon Coveney, at the U.S. State Department in Washington, Friday, Feb. The department said over two decades ago, the number of countries in Africa with really democratically elected government was really very few - only three ...

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  • Court rules in favor of fired transgender funeral director
Court rules in favor of fired transgender funeral director

Harris Funeral Homes in Detroit fired her after she disclosed her intention to transition. The EEOC learned that the funeral home, until fall 2014, provided clothing to male workers dealing with the public but not females. "We are consulting with our client to consider their options for appeal". "[However] the Funeral Home is not affiliated wit...

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  • China NPC: Economy growth target 'around 6.5%' in 2018
China NPC: Economy growth target 'around 6.5%' in 2018

Xinhua said that China's recent reorganization of its military cut in half the number of "land force personnel among the entire" People's Liberation Army. Its military spending per capita is also lower than other major countries, Zhang said. The slide toward one-man rule under Xi, already China's most dominant figure of recent decades, has fuell...

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  • Karnataka adopts official state flag
Karnataka adopts official state flag

The flag with red, white and yellow colours has the state emblem, ganda bherunda, in the middle. At the heart of the flag is the official emblem of the state, the coat of arms of the erstwhile state of Mysore. The state Cabinet is likely to clear the proposal of a separate state flag and will send it to the Centre for an amendment to the Flag Cod...

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  • Mueller probe uncovers attempt to create back channel with Russian Federation
Mueller probe uncovers attempt to create back channel with Russian Federation

Mueller recently learned that Trump asked his ex-chief of staff, Reince Priebus, how his special counsel interview had gone and whether the investigators had been "nice" to him, two people familiar with the discussion told The New York Times .

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  • Stephen Colbert recounts former Trump aide Sam Nunberg's 'cable news auto chase'
Stephen Colbert recounts former Trump aide Sam Nunberg's 'cable news auto chase'

He also bashed the White House press secretary Sarah Huckabbe Sanders who undermined his role in Trump's campaign, claiming he lacked knowledge about its inner workings. During interviews with MSNBC , NY1, and CNN , he called demands to hand over his emails related to the investigation "ridiculous", and complained about the time and mon...

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  • Kansas cheerleaders among thousands possibly exposed to mumps at Dallas competition
Kansas cheerleaders among thousands possibly exposed to mumps at Dallas competition

More than 23,000 athletes from across the country took part in a national cheer competition in Texas and now the state's health department is sending out a warning to parents. "We wanted to inform people so they could be on the lookout for symptoms", he said. "The incubation period for mumps can last from two weeks to a month, so the cheerleade...

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  • MDA govt is committed to the people of Meghalaya-Conrad Sangma
MDA govt is committed to the people of Meghalaya-Conrad Sangma

In the poll results announced on Saturday, the Congress stood at 21, NPP at 19, BJP at 2, while others on 17. Important portfolios like Finance, Home, Revenue, Commerce and Industries and PWD were retained by the NPP ministers. The Congress tried to retain power in Meghalaya by sharing power with the regional parties. Soradini Sangma was presen...

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  • Juno Spacecraft Gives New Insight Into The Surface Of Jupiter
Juno Spacecraft Gives New Insight Into The Surface Of Jupiter

This breakthrough glimpse of the giant gas planet's interior shows there is more to Jupiter beyond its spectacular bands of clouds. The massive cyclones that surround its north and south poles are enduring atmospheric features based on other Juno science results recently released.

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  • Nagaland: BJP Submits latter to governor supporting Neiphiu Rio as next CM
Nagaland: BJP Submits latter to governor supporting Neiphiu Rio as next CM

With the NPP being known as a close ally of the BJP both at the centre and the Northeast, the inability of the NPP MLAs to find place in the NDPP-BJP coalition government in Nagaland raises many questions. The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) is leading in 12 seats while its ally the BJP in six. "The BJP has been working with the...

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  • Daylight saving time 2018: Seven things to know about 'springing forward'
Daylight saving time 2018: Seven things to know about 'springing forward'

Sunday morning, most of the nation will spring forward an hour as daylight-saving time begins. There's one thing most Florida lawmakers can agree on: daylight. Daylight saving time begins March 11, 2018 at 2:00 A.M. Most of the Caribbean: Cuba, the Bahamas and Bermuda are generally exceptions, in that they do observe DST.

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