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World News Spain's de Guindos named European Central Bank VP
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Donohoe said he would support Spain's Luis de Guindos , the only other candidate for the job. Lane's nomination was withdrawn by Ireland's Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe, who said indications pointed to Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos succeeding Vitor Constâncio as the ECB's vice president.

World News China Wooing Baloch Militants To Secure CPEC Projects
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February 19, 2018 (EIRNS)-According to a report by London's Financial Times , Chinese officials engaged in implementing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ( CPEC ) have been talking to Baloch tribal separatists for nearly five years. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), over which India has conveyed its protests to China. One provincial tribal leader said many young men had been persuaded to lay down their weapons by the promise of ...

World News US probe looking at Kushner foreign business contacts
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Kushner wore many different hats during the transition, including spearheading outreach on behalf of President Trump to "over 50 contacts with people from over 15 countries", according to a statement. He said he was ready to cooperate fully with the investigation of spectracolor Robert Mueller , and, according to some, could testify against the President trump and other members of the U.S.

World News Norovirus Outbreak at Pyeongchang Olympics Increases to 275 Cases
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A medal of any color would sound good to the Americans, who have been kept off the podium so far at the big oval for the second straight Olympics . Russian Federation - which won the medal count in Sochi four years ago - is still waiting for its first gold medal. First, the two had to cut some words in their free dance song - "Arirang Alone" by Korean singer Sohyang - to avoid offending Japan over a reference to a set of islands disputed by Japan and South Korea.

World News IS ambush kills 27 pro-government fighters in Iraq
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The attackers were disguised in army uniforms and pretended to man a fake checkpoint, the statement said. Speaking in Arabic, she said that she had been a housewife in Mosul. A largely Shia fighting force, the Hashd al-Shaabi was incorporated into the Iraqi armed forces in 2016. The women were arrested in Mosul and Tal Afar as Iraqi forces recaptured the northern cities from IS a year ago.

World News Weather Authority: Early fog, record-high temps
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Temperatures will fall down to the more seasonal 40s by the end of the week. Patchy fog and drizzle will develop late Tuesday night and continue into Wednesday morning, the weather service said. Highs are expected to reach well into the 70s today through Thursday , with morning clouds giving way to a mix of clouds and sun each day and just a very slight shower chance.

World News Tuesday Weather Could Break Record
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As we talked about last week on the blog, the weather patterns have changed abruptly in the latter half of winter. Montgomery soared to 82, missing the record high by one degree (83, set in 1891). On that date, it was 68 degrees. Rain could transition to snow overnight Wednesday , the weather service said. The record high for Tuesday is 77, recorded in 2014.

World News Significant Rainfall Expected In Region
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It's getting warm in southwestern Ontario for the next few days, unseasonably warm, but the catch is it's also about to get wet. The latest estimates suggest that 10 to 20 mm of rain is expected between Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

World News Netanyahu announces 'historic' gas contract with Egypt
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The deal still needs to be formally approved by regulators in both countries. "This will put billions into the state treasury to benefit the education, health and social welfare of Israel's citizens", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a video shortly after the news of the agreements was revealed.

World News Man saws AR-15 in half to send message
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Scott Pappalardo sawed the barrel off the gun - the same type used to kill 17 in last week's Florida school shooting - and said 'People have always said there's so many of them out there. "I remember after (the) Sandy Hook (massacre) happened, I said to my wife "I would gladly give this gun up, if it would save the life of just one child".

World News Emergency extended in Maldives by 30 days
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President Abdulla Yameen had declared a state of emergency in Maldives on February 5, 2018, and it comes to an end this evening. "It is important that Maldives quickly returns to the path of democracy and the rule of law so that the aspirations of Maldivian people are met and the concerns of the worldwide community are assuaged", the ministry of external affairs (MEA) said in a statement.

World News Complaint: California Assemblywoman asked staffer to play spin the bottle
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Another ex-staffer and a lobbyist told Politico of heavy drinking in Garcia's offices, which they said featured a refrigerator to store wine and a refrigerator with a beer tap on top. An unnamed lobbyist told Politico that he witnessed Garcia pour a beer from a kegerator in her office during a policy meeting past year. Therefore, I am voluntarily taking an immediate unpaid leave from my position in the State Assembly, including any accompanying committee assignments, so as not to serve ...

World News Thousands gather to pay tribute to Morgan Tsvangirai
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Hundreds of Tsvangirai's supporters, wearing the red color of the Movement for Democratic Change party, hiked for kilometers to the airport and then to his home for a vigil. "Today Africa is saluting a man who has demonstrated resilience, the doyen of democracy in Africa". Tsvangirai's friends from Zambia and Namibia attended the memorial service.

World News Cyclone Gita arrives in New Zealand tonight
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Thousands of homes were without power Tuesday, and residents in Christchurch were asked to limit water consumption in light of the heavy rainfall overwhelming the city's wastewater system. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that troops had been sent out to areas that were likely to be hardest hit by the storm. People are being urged to stay at home and avoid unnecessary travel.

World News Venezuela has launched its own cryptocurrency
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According to media reports , the country's president Nicolas Maduro hopes to attract investors from Qatar, Turkey , and other parts of the Middle East and, hopefully, Europeans and Americans will also participate. Harry Colvin, director and senior economist at Longview Economics, told CNBC ahead of the petro's launch that he was "doubtful" the introduction of the world's first state-backed cryptocurrency would be a success.

World News German Social Democrats voting on coalition pact with Angela Merkel
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A fluent French speaker, she commands respect in the party for her serious, factual approach to policymaking. As secretary-general, Kramp-Karrenbauer will have the chance to showcase what she could do for the conservative party, at a time when Merkel's CDU needs to regain voter support lost to the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.

World News Rape-accused dragged out of Arunachal Pradesh police station by mob, lynched
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The incident took place in broad daylight at Tezu in eastern Arunachal's Lohit district. The girl was raped and killed in the nearby village of Namgo on February 12. The police has registered a case of murder against unknown persons for the lynching and the probe is already underway. "Our rules and regulations do not allow us to take the law into our hands", Khandu said.

Author: 0 Area under flood watch until Wednesday

The National Weather Service has placed the region under a Flood Watch , starting at 6 a.m. today and continuing through Wednesday evening. Around here, rivers and streams could be seeing some flooding as rains continue to fall. Rain rolls on right into tonight and won't quit completely until Wednesday morning. Forecasters say as the flood watch continues those living in areas prone to flooding should always be prepared in case of an emergency.

World News Friends tell CBS2 missing rideshare driver found in LA
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Both ride-sharing companies are reportedly cooperating with authorities investigating the OH native's disappearance. "We love him and need to find him". 'At this time, we do not have all the details. Monday morning, a resident of the Koreatown section of L.A. noticed Theide's vehicle parked near his home.

World News #TopTrenders:
Author: 0 #TopTrenders: "Black Panther" Breaks Record at Box Office

During Saturday's slam-dunk contest ahead of the game, Boseman handed over the Black Panther mask to basketball star Victor Oladipo to wear while he performed tricks. Captain America: the First Avenger tried a similar approach and though most loved it, some fans were frustrated by the pace of the storytelling which is also a common complaint regarding DC movies.

World News Passenger plane crashes in Iran with 65 aboard, report says
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Iranian authorities found the wreckage of a passenger plane on February 19 that crashed with 66 people onboard in central Iran a day earlier. The Aseman Airlines plane, en route from Tehran to the south-western city of Yasuj, came down near the city of Semirom in Isfahan province.

World News Tillerson: North Korea Represents a 'Serious Threat to China'
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The annual exercises, regularly denounced by the North as war preparations, have already been delayed until after the March 18 closing of the Winter Paralympics. Beijing has complained such technologies could be used for spying. "They will tell me", Tillerson told " 60 Minutes ". So for those of you living under a rock who don't know any better than this, here's a brief lesson on North Korea and the "glamorous" Kim dynasty that Kim Yo-Jong is a part of.

World News Supreme Court to unveil new congressional map
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Democrats have been closely watching the redistricting battle, because it could offer a chance for the party to pick up a handful of seats in Congress. The decision is the first time a state court threw out congressional boundaries in a partisan gerrymandering case and handed a victory to the group of registered Democratic voters who sued last June in a lawsuit backed by the League of Women Voters.

World News After IED Attack, COGAT Warns of Tougher Response on Gaza Border
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Liberman stressed that the IDF is prepared "for every scenario without any warning". On Saturday night terrorists fired a rocket at Israel which hit a home. Later Saturday, a house in the community of Sha'ar Hanegev sustained damage from a rocket fired from Gaza. "The Hamas terror organisation is accountable for this incident and its consequences, as well as everything happening in and from the Gaza Strip, above and below ground", the army said yesterday.

World News Syria's Ghouta logs heaviest toll in years
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The UN children's fund UNICEF issued a blank "statement" on Tuesday to express its outrage at mass casualties among Syrian children in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta and neighbouring Damascus. It seems that there's no solution but a full-blown military one. There are nearly 400,000 people in Eastern Ghouta, the largest opposition stronghold left near the capital, according to the UN.

World News Donald Trump Jr arrives in India, to dine with luxury flat buyers
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The Trump Organisation is not, however, investing in the project, which is a collaboration between NCR-based real estate major M3M and Tribeca Developers of Mumbai . India is the Trump Organization's largest market outside of the USA with the family earning up to $3 million in royalties in 2016, according to a financial disclosure report .

World News Kvitova beats Wozniacki in Doha semi-final
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Petra Kvitova defeated top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki again to reach the Qatar Open final and extend her winning streak to 12 matches on Saturday. The victory also sees her return to the top 10 for the first time since the horrific knife attack she suffered at the hands of an intruder at her apartment in Prostejov, Czech Republic.

World News Mexico quake: Helicopter crashes killing 13
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Oaxaca prosecutor's office stated that fourteen people including a six-month-old baby were killed in the crash. The tremor comes just days after a 7.2-magnitude quake hit south-western Mexico , damaging buldings but causing no deaths. Several people reported minor injuries in Oaxaca and power was temporarily out for about 1 million people. No buildings collapsed, according to early reports.

World News Trump dead last in presidential greatness survey
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Understudies from the secondary school who have overnight ended up blunt activists for gun control have particularly approached President Trump and additionally other chose authorities to tune in to their worries and authorize gun limitations.