• Afghanistan: Soldiers killed in wave of attacks
Afghanistan: Soldiers killed in wave of attacks

On Saturday, one suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the diplomatic area of Kabul during the morning rush hour, killing at least one person and wounding six others, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP . Two Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel and as many militants have been killed during a clash in northern Kunduz province...

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  • Dropbox Files for IPO, and Other 'Unicorns' Are Watching
Dropbox Files for IPO, and Other 'Unicorns' Are Watching

Dropbox's expenses have been driven by a swelling R&D budget, but the company became free-cash-flow positive in 2016. Dropbox, which was valued at $10 billion in its 2014 funding round, would be one of the biggest US enterprise technology companies to list domestically in several years.

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  • New indictment accuses Manafort of paying European politicians
New indictment accuses Manafort of paying European politicians

First, they had to convince banks that Manafort's firm was still raking in money, explain Mueller's charges. In fact, Gates' plea resulted in brand new charges against Manafort, including allegations that he secretly recruited former European politicians to lobby for Trump on behalf of Ukraine, reported NBC News .

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  • Gritters at the ready as cold snap heads to Lincolnshire
Gritters at the ready as cold snap heads to Lincolnshire

For the rest of the week, temperatures will remain cold but will rise above freezing for the rest of the week. "Typical temperatures will be between two degrees and minus five, so it will feel very cold". Top temperatures of just 4C to 6C over Leinster and Ulster, but reaching 7C to 9C over Munster and Connacht. The Met Éireann report for Ma...

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  • Protesters demand mandatory status for Punjabi on International Mother Language Day
Protesters demand mandatory status for Punjabi on International Mother Language Day

On this day in 1952, the then Pakistan police shot dead several protesters who were demanding Bangla as the state language of the erstwhile East Pakistan. Language is one of the main symbols of a nation, its unifying force. We may have the largest number of official languages in the world, but at the ground level, the languages of marginalised indi...

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  • Netanyahu: Israel intel foiled IS Australia plane plot
Netanyahu: Israel intel foiled IS Australia plane plot

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed overnight reports that the country's Unit 8200, attached to the Israeli Intelligence Corps, provided "exclusive intelligence" that thwarted the attack. The information gleaned by the elite intelligence unit led to the arrest of four conspirators in the suburbs of Sydney. In August, Lebanon...

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  • Fresh controversy over dinner invite to Khalistani terrorist
Fresh controversy over dinner invite to Khalistani terrorist

Atwal was convicted for a botched assassination attempt on an Indian minister in Canada in 1986, and was sentenced to 20 years by a Canadian court. Trudeau has been spending a lot of time this week dispelling the idea being pushed by some Indian politicians that Canada is a haven for Sikh extremism.

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  • Iran recovers 32 bodies from Sunday's plane crash
Iran recovers 32 bodies from Sunday's plane crash

Mehralizadeh also said the operation might continue until Friday due to the rough and unsafe geographical condition of the mountainous terrain. Iranian officials found the wreckage of the Aseman Airlines plane on Tuesday in a mountainous area after it crashed on Sunday while on route from Tehran to the south-western city of Yasuj, Reuters repo...

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  • The Heat: Israeli Prime Minister faces corruption scandal
The Heat: Israeli Prime Minister faces corruption scandal

Police have not confirmed that Filber has turned state's witness, but Netanyahu quickly denied any wrongdoing and described the allegations as a witch hunt, madness and lies. Netanyahu, who has not been named as a suspect in the case, has strongly denied having anything to do with the incident, and said he thought it highly unlikely that Hefetz had...

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  • Special counsel brings new charges against Manafort, Gates
Special counsel brings new charges against Manafort, Gates

Both men pleaded not guilty to charges of money laundering and failing to register as foreign agents for work they did for Ukraine. The indictment alleges that Manafort laundered more than $30 million in income that he hid from USA authorities.

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  • Tonga: Tropical Cyclone Gita (as of 19 Feb 2018)
Tonga: Tropical Cyclone Gita (as of 19 Feb 2018)

Earlier, the storm had caused extensive damage in Samoa and American Samoa. Christchurch largely escaped flooding as it received about half the amount of rain originally forecast. Dozens of schools have been closed, and about 14,000 households have been affected by power outages around the country. Firefighters were inundated with call-outs aft...

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  • Makkal Needhi Maiam: Kamal Haasan dedicates his party to the people
Makkal Needhi Maiam: Kamal Haasan dedicates his party to the people

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal , who addressed the public meeting where the party was launched , hailed Haasan as the new alternative to Tamil Nadu to rout the 'corrupt All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam a point the actor acknowledged in his speech.

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  • Alabama policeman killed trying to apprehend murder suspect
Alabama policeman killed trying to apprehend murder suspect

A police officer in Mobile, Alabama was shot and killed Wednesday during a standoff with a suspect. Hollie was at a house on Avondale Court when Billa approached and was shot, Fox10 reported . "That's my ideal of good policing and I feel like that's what the chief is working toward". "He didn't love my momma", she said. After the shoot...

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  • 'Goonda Governance' prevails in Karnataka : Amit Shah
'Goonda Governance' prevails in Karnataka : Amit Shah

He said the Congress government in Karnataka was "misleading people and dividing society". Tiwari claimed that the ongoing raids are a smokescreen to create an illusion that the government is acting but it does not answer the main question on why the government did not act in time when its agencies were aware of the fraud and court orders.

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  • Venezuela launches its own cryptocurrency to escape hyperinflation
Venezuela launches its own cryptocurrency to escape hyperinflation

The technology was developed by Russian experts with assistance of Venezuelan authorities. The sanctions will also outlaw businesses that deal with the Venezuelan president Mr. sanctions in general, and in this case in particular". The government has issued a buyer's manual for El Petro, confirming those willing to buy some of the oil-backed cryp...

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  • Celebrity Big Brother Eviction Prediction: Who Is Going Home Round 4?
Celebrity Big Brother Eviction Prediction: Who Is Going Home Round 4?

Because we are anxious, but I need you to say it's going to be OK", Mathews responded. Marissa would save Ross, and since she's protected we'd see Mark up and out. She was a strong woman. Ross, Marissa and Ariadna will totally throw Brandi to the wolves if given the chance. Right now we've got the noms on the Block and the votes laid out if not...

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  • Democrats Flip Kentucky State House Seat Where Trump Won Overwhelmingly
Democrats Flip Kentucky State House Seat Where Trump Won Overwhelmingly

She garnered 68 percent of the vote to Rebecca Johnson's roughly 32 percent, member station WFPL reports . Although Trump won by a 49-point margin in 2016, the district isn't reliably red-Democrats have held the state House seat for six of the last 10 years, and the last three elections have been won by a margin of six points or fewer.

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  • Pak SC disqualifies Sharif as PML-N chief
Pak SC disqualifies Sharif as PML-N chief

Hearing into the petitions was a three-member bench of the Supreme Court , headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Umer Ata Bandial, and Justice Ijazul Ahsen. He said the election of PM Abbasi was protected as he was not legally nominated by Nawaz Sharif before his re-elections as the party chief. "How can a person who cannot even beco...

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  • Trump to meet with Florida high school students
Trump to meet with Florida high school students

Trump himself did not comment on the gun issue Monday. The legislative effort coalesced as 100 students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School prepared to ride buses more than 400 miles to the state capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week.

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  • Lieberman Confirms Israel Destroyed Hamas Terror Tunnel
Lieberman Confirms Israel Destroyed Hamas Terror Tunnel

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman visited three IDF soldiers injured in the explosion on the Gaza border on Saturday. Palestinian resistance group Hamas has dismissed US accusations for the group of causing a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.

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  • Mumbai to Pune in 20mins: Hyperloop will make this happen
Mumbai to Pune in 20mins: Hyperloop will make this happen

British tycoon Richard Branson-backed Virgin Hyperloop One is proposing to build a super-fast transportation system in India that would connect the city of Pune with the planned new airport in Mumbai in 25 minutes, saving about three hours, reports Bloomberg.

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  • Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russian Federation meddling
Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russian Federation meddling

There was uproar in Washington a year ago following revelations that Mr Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, had met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer after being promised "dirt" on Hillary Clinton . Harbath did not say when Facebook would begin relying on postcard codes, but said they would be in use before this year's mid-term congressiona...

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  • USA vows investigation into Syria attack involving Russians
USA vows investigation into Syria attack involving Russians

Russia's Foreign Ministry has admitted that "several dozens" of its nationals were injured in recent clashes with USA -led forces in Syria , days after acknowledging five deaths in the battle. "There are citizens of Russian Federation and the CIS countries among those killed, which had been earlier reported, and there are also wounded individuals...

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  • Donald Trump Jr. arrives in India to help sell apartments
Donald Trump Jr. arrives in India to help sell apartments

Newspaper ads are marketing the event to buyers of Trump properties as a chance to "join Mr. Donald Trump Jr. for conversation and dinner" for a booking fee of roughly $38,000 in American dollars. stated that he had spent almost a decade "cultivating relationships in India" and that his company was "now seeing the response of that effort". Tr...

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  • American man steals a thumb of Chinese terracotta warrior after selfie
American man steals a thumb of Chinese terracotta warrior after selfie

Chinese authorities are calling for a heavy punishment for an American man charged with stealing a thumb from an ancient terracotta warrior statue on display at a museum in Pennsylvania. He was released on bail. They are considered one of China's most important archeological finds. Another friend said Rohana posted a photo of "a finger" from a ...

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  • Romney's Really Changed His Tune On Trump
Romney's Really Changed His Tune On Trump

Last year, Romney won plaudits from many Republicans - and Democrats - when he slammed Trump for his remarks after the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville last summer, which left one woman dead after clashes between neo-Nazis and counter-protesters.

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  • OH 7th grader shoots himself on middle school campus
OH 7th grader shoots himself on middle school campus

The 7th-grader was taken to a local hospital where his condition is unknown. Superintendent Christopher DiLoreto said the school is still considering if classes will continue Wednesday. on the school grounds. Multiple sources told KTLA sister station WJW in Cleveland that bomb-sniffing dogs were sent to the school to search the campus amid fe...

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  • Turkish PM Yildirim to meet Merkel amid spat over jailed German reporter
Turkish PM Yildirim to meet Merkel amid spat over jailed German reporter

Germany lobbied intensively for the release of Yucel, who has been in custody for a year. British Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday that London wants a bespoke arrangement with the European Union once it leaves the bloc next year, but offered no fresh insight into what her government might offer to clinch a deal with Brussels in the coming m...

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  • Led airstrikes are believed to have killed dozens of Russians in Syria
Led airstrikes are believed to have killed dozens of Russians in Syria

She added that the citizenship of those killed had not been verified, but clarified that they were not Russian military personnel. And US and Russian military officials maintain daily contact to avoid battlefield mishaps. The real question is whether those Russians were acting on behalf of their government or as private contractors for anot...

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  • Ethiopia declares state of emergency
Ethiopia declares state of emergency

The state of emergency is to be declared amidst increasing power struggle, especially between the OPDO and ANDM, to replace the outgoing Prime Minister . "I myself want to become part of the solution ", he said in announcing his resignation on Thursday. 10 people were killed in an anti-governmental demonstration in Ethiopia a few days back .

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  • White House clearance procedure tightened
White House clearance procedure tightened

The Trump transition team gave incoming White House staff a few days, or in some cases hours, before inauguration to fill out and submit the complicated form necessary for them to get security clearance - a chaotic process that was different from previous administrations, according to half a dozen campaign officials who went on to work in the Whi...

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  • Israeli troops injured by explosive device near Gaza
Israeli troops injured by explosive device near Gaza

Earlier in the night eight sites, including one that the army said was managed by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, were destroyed in response to a bomb attack on an IDF patrol in which four soldiers were injured. Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, in a statement said they had fired at the Israeli jets overhead. The border area has g...

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  • Woman Arrested After Posing As A Groom To Get Dowry During Wedding
Woman Arrested After Posing As A Groom To Get Dowry During Wedding

As far as the hapless wives are concerned, when the girl from Kaladhungi came to know that Sen was not a man, she silenced her by promising money. According to the police, she told the Uttarakhand woman, known as Kamini, that she was the son of a businessman from Aligarh.

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  • Turkey-led forces scoop up 2 more towns in Syria's Afrin
Turkey-led forces scoop up 2 more towns in Syria's Afrin

Turkey and the US will be able to solve problems only through dialogue, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in Ankara during a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Turkish media reported February 16. USA officials said one idea to be considered is to place Turkish troops alongside American soldiers stationed in ...

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  • Rift in Australian coalition as deputy PM calls Turnbull 'inept'
Rift in Australian coalition as deputy PM calls Turnbull 'inept'

Turnbull last week talked down the prospect of a U.S. House of Representatives-style ban on lawmakers having sex with staff, arguing that elected officials had a right to consensual sexual relationships. Defending himself, Joyce insisted once again on Friday that his personal life should have no impact on his ability to serve nor should it be a cau...

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  • Ultimately DUP and Sinn Féin will have to get back to talks
Ultimately DUP and Sinn Féin will have to get back to talks

The unsuccessful conclusion of the meeting was explained by DUP leader Arlene Foster to have been a result of a difference in opinions over a legislation for the Irish language. Northern Ireland has been without an Executive since January 2017. Mr Campbell said the DUP called a halt to talks due to the need to pass a budget for the next finan...

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  • Gates turns attention toward poverty, growing inequity in US
Gates turns attention toward poverty, growing inequity in US

The Gates' added that is one reason why they started their philanthropic foundation , which aims to steer funding toward ideas and programs that can alleviate poverty and inequality around the world. "Behind the scenes, these are the tough, tough questions that people are asking us, and yeah, we have to wrestle with them ourselves", Melinda Gates...

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  • Benjamin Netanyahu should face bribery charges
Benjamin Netanyahu should face bribery charges

In a televised statement Tuesday, Netanyahu said that the allegations against him would come to nothing. He also is suspected of offering preferential treatment to a newspaper publisher in exchange for favorable coverage. In the meantime the prime minister is ready to fight it. "I think it's clear here that this government needs to go to el...

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation chief says Chinese operatives have infiltrated scores of 'naive' USA universities
Federal Bureau of Investigation chief says Chinese operatives have infiltrated scores of 'naive' USA universities

The top intelligence officials' comments were in stark contrast to President Trump's , who denies meddling in the 2016 US elections and has not taken necessary action to prevent future foreign interference. The comments on Chinese technology acquisition threat come as the Trump administration is preparing to impose sanctions on one of China's ...

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  • Snow in the forecast for MA this weekend
Snow in the forecast for MA this weekend

Due to the timing, we're calling this a "Low Impact", but if the storm trends stronger, amounts may warrant an upgrade to "Moderate Impact" . Roads throughout the region are reportedly covered in snow, ice or a combination of the two, according to the Montana Department of Transportation.

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