• John Kelly Jokes That 'God Punished' Him With Trump White House Job
John Kelly Jokes That 'God Punished' Him With Trump White House Job

Previous reporting and comments from the Federal Bureau of Investigation also cast doubt on Kelly's narrative: Porter, who has since left the administration, was among several White House staffers who had been operating on an interim clearance for the past year, because his background check had not been completed, according to the White House.

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  • United Nations chief condemns killing of aid workers by Boko Haram insurgents
United Nations chief condemns killing of aid workers by Boko Haram insurgents

An audio recording sent by one of the midwives abducted during the attack by Boko Haram insurgents on the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp at Rann, Borno state, has been obtained, Vanguard reports. The government said on Friday that its search for the girls taken in Dapchi, about 250 miles west of Rann, had been extended to neighboring co...

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  • Prediction of spiking United States output caps oil's gains
Prediction of spiking United States output caps oil's gains

The United States will be the largest oil producer in the world by 2023, the International Energy Agency report said on Monday. The United States, Canada and Mexico recently formed a working group to address the potential impact on Caribbean nations of the USA restricting imports of Venezuelan crude.

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  • Man reportedly shoots himself outside White House
Man reportedly shoots himself outside White House

A report of "shots fired" near North Lawn, per a U.S. Secret Service agent. A man apparently shot himself beyond the north fence line outside the White House on Saturday, a law enforcement official said . "No other persons were injured as a result of this incident to include Secret Service and responding law enforcement and medical emergency res...

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  • PNB fraud: CBI arrests four more, including a Malayalee
PNB fraud: CBI arrests four more, including a Malayalee

Though Modi has not been formally charged for the crime, India's External Affairs Ministry has revoked the passports of the disgraced jeweller and his uncle and business partner Mehul Choksi, and launched a massive crackdown on companies linked to the duo.

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  • Egypt court voids rulings on Saudi island transfer
Egypt court voids rulings on Saudi island transfer

Issam Bin Said, Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majed Al-Qassabi, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Engineer Abdulrahman Al-Fadli, and Chief of General Intelligence Khaled Al-Humaidan, among others. Sisi ratified the deal past year, and Egypt's top court annulled lower court rulings for and against the treaty on the eve of th...

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  • Congress party's plans to secure numbers in Meghalaya 'leaked'
Congress party's plans to secure numbers in Meghalaya 'leaked'

The Congress is not ruling out a change of leadership and even the possibility of supporting a chief minister from outside the party. All other parties have backed the leadership of NPP , which 19 seats. The Congress has been in power in Meghalaya since 2003 while the incumbent chief minister Mukul Sangma has been in the helm of affairs since 20...

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  • University: Student Charged in Parents' Slayings
University: Student Charged in Parents' Slayings

Authorities said the shooting happened as students were leaving for spring break, so it's unknown if someone missed Davis Jr . entering the dorm building with the gun because students were busy moving off campus for the week. As for Friday's shooting , "we're calling it a family-type domestic issue at this point", he said. Davis eventually ...

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  • Turkish soldiers killed during Afrin operation
Turkish soldiers killed during Afrin operation

According to the Turkish General Staff, the operation inside Syria aims to establish security and stability along Turkey's borders and the region as well as "protect Syrians from terrorist cruelty and oppression". Turkey views the YPG as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party ( PKK ), which is deemed a terrorist group by the USA, the Europe...

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  • Trump has 'autocratic envy' toward Putin — Ex-CIA director
Trump has 'autocratic envy' toward Putin — Ex-CIA director

And in a touch of dark humor, he invited Russians to join a Defense Ministry contest to name some of the weapons. While the US shouldn't discount "all that Putin said on nukes", tweeted Steven Pifer, a former foreign service diplomat in Moscow and USA ambassador to Ukraine, the message was "aimed first & foremost at #Russian public".

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  • Most of the North Koreans against the nuclear programme: US Survey
Most of the North Koreans against the nuclear programme: US Survey

Some progress has been reportedly made even during the thaw in the relations between South Korea and North Korea, which was achieved thanks to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Sputnik reported. In sending an envoy to Pyongyang, Moon said he would be seeking to reciprocate Kim Jong Un's decision to send a senior delegation, including his sister...

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  • Theresa May sets out 'hard facts' of Brexit in future trade deal
Theresa May sets out 'hard facts' of Brexit in future trade deal

He said the "central focus" of the speech should be on how to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit - "because the PM's position to date has made it impossible for her to give a sensible answer". On Wednesday, Mrs May said the agreement would threaten the "constitutional integrity" of the UK - and insisted " no UK Prime ...

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  • Kabul bomb: Bishop confirms Australian embassy cars attacked, no staff hurt
Kabul bomb: Bishop confirms Australian embassy cars attacked, no staff hurt

He once insisted that peace is one of the top requirements of the nation and a national consensus has been established and the government is committed to take practical actions for the proposals that were shared during the Kabul Process summit.

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  • PM Modi, Quang discuss ways to enhance cooperation in defense, trade
PM Modi, Quang discuss ways to enhance cooperation in defense, trade

Vietnam is one of India's closest strategic partners in the Asean region. Quang was earlier in the day accorded a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhawan where both President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were present.

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  • Simultaneous Attacks Hit Burkina Faso, a Growing Target of Al Qaeda
Simultaneous Attacks Hit Burkina Faso, a Growing Target of Al Qaeda

The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has expressed the AU's solidarity with the people and the government of Burkina Faso in these hard circumstances, according to a statement from the pan-African bloc, Xinhua reported.

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  • Schools remain closed despite directive from state official
Schools remain closed despite directive from state official

The educational employees understand what hard work and long hours are. If only someone could have foreseen such a state of affairs. "Now we realize that not everyone will", said Lee, the president of the West Virginia Education Association .

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  • Malaysian developer's business deals with Ivanka Trump under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny
Malaysian developer's business deals with Ivanka Trump under Federal Bureau of Investigation scrutiny

Two sources familiar with the issue told CNN agents are looking into the deal involving the Trump International Hotel and Tour in Vancouver - which has an Ivanka-branded spa. Trump or her clearance application", said Peter Mirijanian . At closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics last week, she briefed South Korean officials on the latest rou...

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  • Songs, heartfelt words shared at the Rev. Billy Graham's funeral
Songs, heartfelt words shared at the Rev. Billy Graham's funeral

Anne Graham Lotz channeled her father's powerful manner of preaching, promising that she would dedicate her life to spreading the gospel as he did, saying she believed her father's death was "a shot across the bow from Heaven". About 2,300 people gathered beneath a canvas tent emblematic of Graham's 1949 Los Angeles revival that marked his breakthr...

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  • Tori Spelling home after reported nervous breakdown drama
Tori Spelling home after reported nervous breakdown drama

Spelling had all these children with Dean McDermott , whom the actress has been married to since 2006. It ended up just being her husband, Dean McDermott , entering the home. The couple have stuck together despite financial difficulties and Dean's affair in 2013. It can be noted that the actress was sued by American Express in November 2016 fo...

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  • 2 killed in shooting at Central Michigan University dormitory
2 killed in shooting at Central Michigan University dormitory

Cruz used a semi-automatic assault rifle in his attack, leading students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to make public appeals for change to permissive USA gun laws. Police said Davis had visited a local hospital Thursday night for what they believe was a drug-related issue. Police said he was wearing a dark hoodie at the time of the all...

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  • Sweet Redemption As Men's Curling Team Brings Olympic Gold Home To Duluth
Sweet Redemption As Men's Curling Team Brings Olympic Gold Home To Duluth

They would win the game to go further than any other American curling team-the gold medal game. The Americans received a good luck call from Mr. T before the match. How big was Team USA curling skip John Shuster early Saturday morning? The United States had to beat three-time defending champion Canada — which it had never beaten at th...

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  • Turkey lashes out at Czech court over Salih Muslim's release
Turkey lashes out at Czech court over Salih Muslim's release

The land corridor isn't particularly meaningful for the FSA either, since Turkish support means they can criss-cross enclaves through Turkey when they have such a need. Turkey-backed forces recently announced they had seized all positions along the Turkey-Syria border in Afrin. It sees the PYD and its associated militia, the YPG, as terrorists.

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  • West Bank and Gaza to Close for Purim
West Bank and Gaza to Close for Purim

A Palestinian man has been shot dead by the Israeli Defense Forces after his boat breached the boundaries of a designated fishing zone. The Israeli occupation authorities announced on Sunday the imposition of a comprehensive security cordon on the occupied West Bank and the closure of the crossings into the Gaza Strip during the Jewish " Purim " ...

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  • 845 anti-Afrin offensive arrested in Turkey
845 anti-Afrin offensive arrested in Turkey

Czech authorities also asked Turkey to submit the necessary documents for Muslim's extradition, Anadolu reported. Party officials in northern Syria confirmed his arrest to Al Jazeera over the phone, adding that it was not clear if he would be handed over to Turkey.

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  • Ousted Pakistan PM's brother becomes party leader, now closer to power
Ousted Pakistan PM's brother becomes party leader, now closer to power

The federal information minister said, "Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif is the most competent and appropriate person for the slot [of party president] given his political acumen and performance in Punjab province". Talking to media following the meeting, the PML-N leader Senator Mushahidullah Khan said the PML-N General Council meeting would...

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  • Bill Clinton pays respects at Billy Graham's public viewing in Charlotte
Bill Clinton pays respects at Billy Graham's public viewing in Charlotte

The procession is part of more than a week of mourning that culminates with his burial March 2 at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte. Former President Bill Clinton is expected to pay his respects Tuesday. Bush, whom he described as a great friend of Graham's. Reverend Franklin Graham addressed the media Monday just after Bush left from...

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  • Diplomatic drug bust: Argentina seizes cocaine at Russian embassy
Diplomatic drug bust: Argentina seizes cocaine at Russian embassy

Police have seized almost 400 kilos of cocaine from the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires and arrested several members of a drug trafficking gang, Argentina's security minister announced Thursday. Among those arrested in Buenos Aires was an Argentinian national of Russian origins who worked as a police officer in the city. Patricia Bull...

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  • Premier Pallister's Statement on Tina Fontaine
Premier Pallister's Statement on Tina Fontaine

That case has sparked calls for reforms of Canada's justice system. You talk about reconciliation. Tina Fontaine had been in Winnipeg less than a month when she ran away from foster care. "We have a justice system right now that's clearly different, depending on who you are, between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians", she said.

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  • Nigerian Girls Still Missing One Week After Attack
Nigerian Girls Still Missing One Week After Attack

Abadam, with headquarters at Malam Fatori is three kilometres from Bosso Niger Republic. "The PDP and indeed all well-meaning Nigerians are appalled by the crocodile tears being shed by the incompetent and deceptive APC-federal government instead of scaling up actions on the matter".

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  • USGS: M7.5 quake hits Papua New Guinea
USGS: M7.5 quake hits Papua New Guinea

USA seismologists said some casualties and damage were possible. McKee said he expected to see more detailed reports of damage later in the day.The area lies along an natural disaster zone known as the Papuan Fold Belt, which is the fault responsible for the mountain range that forms the spine of the nation, he said.The quake hit at a relatively ...

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  • Alberta lifts ban on BC wine, citing end to pipeline 'threat'
Alberta lifts ban on BC wine, citing end to pipeline 'threat'

Carr defended the government, saying they had thrown their support behind Trans Mountain in no uncertain terms, but he also defended B.C., saying the provincial government was not in fact trying to delay the project but wanted to consult its citizens on the potential risks linked to the pipeline expansion.

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  • Did European art scene begin with ancient Neanderthals?
Did European art scene begin with ancient Neanderthals?

Together, the researchers say the findings prove that Neanderthals were every bit as smart as modern humans. "The emergence of symbolic material culture represents a fundamental threshold in the evolution of humankind". "These papers simply confirm what has been evident in other aspects of the archeological record and their biologies, that ther...

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  • Why Mayawati Doesn't Want To Go To Rajya Sabha? Tejashwi Yadav Answers
Why Mayawati Doesn't Want To Go To Rajya Sabha? Tejashwi Yadav Answers

At present, the BJP has 58 members of Parliament (MPs) in Rajya Sabha, while the NDA as a whole has 82. Pollsters claim the current party-position in UP assembly, where the BJP holds over 2/3rd majority, with allows the saffron party to replace maximum among the incumbent lawmakers.

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  • J&K Police Constable Dies in Terrorist Attack, Militants Snatch Rifle
J&K Police Constable Dies in Terrorist Attack, Militants Snatch Rifle

Official sources had said that militants, after carried out the attack, decamped with a service rifle (SLR) of the policeman. As per unconfirmed reports, unidentified gunmen had attacked a guard station at Charari Shareef. Earlier in the day, terrorists attacked a police guard post at the shrine of Charar-e-Sharief in Budgam district. Jammu ...

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  • Villagers flee front-line as India, Pakistan trade fire
Villagers flee front-line as India, Pakistan trade fire

The two sides exchanged fire in Uri sector of frontier Baramulla district, about 117 km north-west of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. In a recent statement, a civil society formation in the state also called upon India and Pakistan to engage in a dialogue process so that the three decade old turmoil, which has co...

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  • Superintendent threatens suspensions for student walkouts protesting gun violence
Superintendent threatens suspensions for student walkouts protesting gun violence

Rhodes said he was sensitive to violence in schools but that administrators would discipline students, whether it was "one, fifty, or five hundred students involved". "Kids, get a lawyer and show these school administrators that you have a Constitutional right to protest that the school can not legally deny you of", said another .

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  • 105 girls missing after Boko Haram school attack: parents
105 girls missing after Boko Haram school attack: parents

But Gaidam on Thursday questioned whether there had been an abduction , while his spokesman apologised and said they had been "misled" for publishing inaccurate information. "I fault some of their working strategies like the one applied in that town because some of their plans can work negatively against us as a team". How many precisely were abdu...

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  • PH corruption perception index score and rank drops
PH corruption perception index score and rank drops

The organization counts Australia and New Zealand as Asia Pacific countries while New Zealand scores 89, topping the index as the least corrupt country in the world. Researchers used Brazil as a prime example, stating that in the last six years, there have been 20 journalists killed in connection with their work. While the countries who hit the b...

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  • West Virginia teachers occupy streets in statewide strike
West Virginia teachers occupy streets in statewide strike

It was their first statewide strike since 1990 in West Virginia , where teacher pay ranks 48th in the nation. The American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia said Wednesday that despite negotiation efforts with House and Senate leaders and the governor's office, "we have not been able to make the progress needed to avoid further action".

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  • Official warn Iran will withdraw from nuclear deal if 'no economic benefit'
Official warn Iran will withdraw from nuclear deal if 'no economic benefit'

This, by the way, is also a violation of UN Security Council 2231 which not only endorsed the nuclear deal , but also prohibited Iran from exporting any weapons, including ballistic missiles. He added that losing the deal would mean the world would face "another nuclear crisis". At the same time as dealing with these sanctions, Iran is dealing...

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