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World News Church leaders to protest against Israeli tax policy
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A step that is contrary to the historic position of the Churches within the Holy City of Jerusalem and their relationship with the civil authorities. They said recent Israeli measures seemed to be "an attempt to weaken the Christian presence in Jerusalem".

World News Eddie Pepperell holds off Oliver Fisher to win Qatar Masters
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The pair have not enjoyed the best of starts to the season, with six missed cuts from ten combined events, but they found their form in the Qatari capital and will head into today at 16 under, two shots clear of American Sean Crocker. Fisher added: "I gave myself some chances coming in and thankfully I made them". The 27-year-old Pepperell's lead was reduced to just one stroke when Fisher birdied the 17th.

World News Kohli rested, Rohit Sharma to lead India in T20 tri-series
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Along with MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya have also been rested for this tri-series. Keeping in mind the upcoming schedule, the board has chose to rest Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni for the series. India squad: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, Deepak Hooda, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Vijay Shankar, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, ...

World News Icy spots for Sunday commute; big storm on the horizon???
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Cloudy and mild with occasional rain, mainly in the morning and into the early afternoon. Rain, river flooding and thunderstorms are in the forecast today . Highs will be in the 60s with lows in the 40s and 50s. Though the rain will move out of the Valley, Sunday will be breezy and temperatures will fall near 50 by the afternoon.

World News Congress President flags off Vrukshathon 2018 half marathon
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He asked the prime minister whether he would waive off the loans of farmers the same way he forgave the loans of ten businessmen. While addressing a public rally in Karnataka on Saturday, Rahul Gandhi questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded answers from him in the Punjab National Bank fraud case.

World News Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty to conspiracy, lying
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Rick Gates pled guilty to conspiracy and making false statements to federal authorities. Mr Manafort , 68, has been accused by the team investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential elections and possible collusion with the Trump campaign of money laundering, tax fraud and banking fraud connected to work he did for Viktor Yanukovich from 2006-2014.

World News Hertz cuts ties with the NRA
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Both companies said they had asked the NRA to remove these offers from its website . Corporations that ended their discount programs with NRA members on Friday included insurance company MetLife , vehicle rental company Hertz , and Symantec Corp., the software company that makes Norton Antivirus technology.

World News Manafort accused of paying off former European politicians in another superseding indictment
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The superseding indictment said Manafort used offshore accounts to wire more than €2 million (about US$2.5 million ) to the unnamed former politicians. "The three reminisced and talked mostly about politics", the spokesman said. The men worked with Viktor Yanukovych, the onetime Ukrainian president and a longtime ally of President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation.

World News China Seeks to Repeal Term Limit, Opening Way for Xi
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China's ruling Communist Party (CCP) will hold a three-day meeting of its top officials starting tomorrow to discuss a deepening of reform, and to also likely decide on key personnel decisions ahead of a government reshuffle next month. Some see the campaign also as a means for him to eradicate internal opposition. Yang is secretary of the Central Committee, State Councillor and Secretary General of the State Council.

World News Delta, United Airlines become latest companies to cut NRA ties
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It was left unclear whether Best Western had cut ties with the NRA long ago or recently as a result of the shooting. "Customer feedback has caused us to review our relationship with the NRA", said bank spokesperson Kevin Langin. The bank announced that it would not renew a co-branded Visa credit-card with the NRA. Chubb Ltd said it would stop underwriting a NRA-branded insurance policy for gun owners that covers legal costs in self-defense shootings.

World News Yemen gunmen storm headquarters of anti-terrorism unit in Aden
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Shae hailed the "vigilance" of the security forces, saying they intercepted the explosive-laden cars and stopped them entering the compound. A police source said that the two explosions took place near the compound of the pro-secesssion Southern Transitional Council in Aden.

World News Curling - Sweden take gold to end Korean fairytale run
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A Seoul-led worldwide panel said North Korea staged a torpedo attack on the South Korean warship Cheonan, a claim the North denies. "When Seoul pursued rapprochement with Pyongyang in the early 2000s, most people were hopeful and by and large behind the government".

World News Modi to launch Amma Two-wheeler Scheme in Chennai
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said a "new India" can be built only when women are empowered and given equal opportunities in social and financial matters. Modi also thanked the forces that reach out for rescue operations immediately after disasters happen. He also appreciated organisations like NCC and Scouts who also help during such situations.

World News Pakistan Reportedly To Be Put Back On Terror 'Grey List' By June
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The interview, in Urdu, can be viewed here. Prime Minister' Advisor on Finance and Economic Affairs, Miftah Ismail on Friday said that Pakistan's name has not been mentioned in the list of Financial Action Task Force. First, while Islamabad says that it has done enough in terms of making efforts to curtail terrorism in the country, the world is not yet ready to recognize Pakistan's efforts unless its so-called policy of discriminating between different militant groups changes.

World News BJP demands Tharoor's apology over 'dog' remark
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In the health sector, Tharoor said "It was tricking to see that BJP in Delhi is trying to borrow a leaf out of Meghalaya's book by announcing the health insurance scheme but unlike Meghalaya, they do not have realistic numbers in fact they have no indication of the budget, how they would finance the scheme".

World News At Olympics, Ivanka Trump to push for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea
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The daughter of President Donald Trump is leading the US delegation at this weekend's closing ceremony for the Pyeongchang Games. The North's high-level delegation led by Kim will include foreign ministry officials who handle relations with the USA and the nuclear issue, raising hopes that Pyongyang is willing to discuss the nuclear issue during this visit, Yonhap news agency said .

World News Severe weather possible this weekend in New Orleans metro area: forecasters
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This means that there will be numerous severe thunderstorms as a cold front moves through the area.All modes of severe weather are possible including damaging wind, hail and tornadoes. With how much sun we received this afternoon, it turned into a gorgeous day, and it's certainly tough to tell that severe weather is occurring just off to our northwest.

World News UN SC unanimously passes resolution demanding 30-day ceasefire across Syria
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Negotiations on Friday led to amendments to the proposed measure, which now states that the ceasefire will begin " without delay ", not after 72 hours as provided in a previous draft. The UN vote was initially slated for Thursday but was repeatedly postponed as diplomats scrambled to avert a veto from Russian Federation, the main backer of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.

World News US Coalition Should Stop 'Occupation Attitude' in Syria - Russian Envoy to UN
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The Observatory said that since the latest wave of bombardment began on Sunday, 474 civilians - including 114 children - have been killed in the region known as eastern Ghouta . The United Nations says almost 400,000 people live in Eastern Ghouta , a pocket of satellite towns and farms under government siege since 2013, without enough food or medicine.

World News The Walking Dead: Carl's Death Has An 'Incredible Impact' Going Forward
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The actor's version of the song starts off with: "Chandler, ooh, la, la". The apparent killing off of Sheriff Rick Grimes's plucky teenage son Carl has enraged viewers and provoked an outburst from the father of actor Chandler Riggs , who accused show-runner Scott Gimple of callously "firing" Riggs two weeks before he turned 18.

World News GoM recommends kicking off inter-state e-way bills from April 1
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Businesses are likely to get significant relief and more certainty about filing monthly Goods and Services Tax ( GST ) returns, with an expert committee set to meet on Saturday and make key recommendations. To prevent the overload on systems caused by some states also starting e-way bills for movement of goods even within a state, the group of ministers has chose to introduce it in a phase wise manner.

World News Sydney great white shark attack victim 'very lucky' to be alive
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The attack triggered the closure of Congwong, Little Congwong, Yarra Bay and Frenchman's Bay beaches, which stayed closed on Saturday during temperatures of 33C. The unidentified woman underwent surgery for what was described as a "very large bite" below her right knee. The beach at La Perouse and surrounding swimming spots have been shut all Saturday, and will remain closed as authorities attempt to track the shark down.

World News Trump announces fresh curbs against N Korea
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The Department of Treasury later revealed that sanctions were placed on 27 North Korean trading and shipping companies, 28 vessels and one individual. Those weapons pose an emerging threat to the U.S. mainland. "We'll have to see", Trump said. First daughter Ivanka Trump briefed South Korea's president on new North Korea sanctions her father imposed on Friday-despite reportedly lacking the permanent security clearance typically required to access classified information.

World News Police identify armed robber shot by Tulsa liquor store clerk
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Watkins said Lee was using a shotgun to rob Forest Acres Liquor, 1275 S. Memorial Drive, when a woman who was working there pulled out her own gun and shot him Thursday night. "I basically see a guy walk in the door from this angle and have a sawed-off 12 gauge", the owner of the store, Justin Christian, told KJRH . Lee then appears to fire a second weapon at the thief, giving herself and her mother the opportunity to leave the building.

World News Companies That Have Dropped the NRA and One That Hasn't
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The bank had issued what its ads described as the "Official Credit Card of the NRA", according to the Omaha World-Herald. But it is not a novelty for companies to distance themselves from the group after mass shootings . Wyndham Hotels :"Hello. Please know, Wyndham is no longer affiliated with the NRA", the hotel chain tweeted at several social media users. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, founded after 20 first-graders were shot and killed at a CT school in 2012, sent ...

World News Thousands flock to see Rev. Billy Graham's procession from mountains to Charlotte
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Leighton Ford said the pomp and circumstance might not have pleased the man in the humble wooded casket crafted by convicts. Rev. A viewing will be held at the library in Charlotte on Monday and Tuesday. His coffin was built by inmates at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana, who typically construct caskets for fellow prisoners who can not afford one.

World News Afghan Govt. to shut down Taliban Doha office
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Saturday, insurgents overran a checkpoint in Farah Province. Meanwhile, an Afghan official said at least three security personnel were killed in separate suicide bombing attacks in southern Helmand province. A security source who requested not to be named said the explosion happened near a compound belonging to the National Directorate of Security (NDS), the Afghan intelligence agency.

World News Manafort denies new allegations by Mueller
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After Gates appeared in court, a newly unsealed indictment accused Manafort of paying former European politicians to lobby on behalf of Ukraine. The new charges against Gates and Manafort alleged that more than $75 million flowed through the defendants' offshore accounts and that Manafort laundered over $30 million in undisclosed income with Gates's assistance.

World News Trump suggests arming teachers
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The White House has also said Trump was looking at a bill that would strengthen federal gun background checks. "Our students need more books, art and music programs, nurses and school counselors; they do not need more guns in their classrooms", she said in a statement.

World News Red Cross reveals 21 staff paid for sexual services
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Following reports of sexual misconduct involving aid workers across multiple agencies, the Secretary-General of the ICRC, Yves Daccord, said the Geneva-based organisation had conducted a thorough internal review. "We are determined to be an organisation where abuse and exploitation can not take place". "It is so important that the silence that has surrounded this issue has been shattered".

World News Donald Trump suggest arming teachers to prevent Florida high like shooting
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The president was referring to comments he made on Wednesday during a White House listening session with victims and survivors of school shootings, including last week's attack in Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead. A spokesman later said Trump was speaking specifically about semi-automatic weapons. "It's been going on too long, too many instances and we're going to get it done".

World News Koreans wipe each other out in skating shocker
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Men's 1,000-meter champion Kjeld Nuis celebrates on the podium following Friday's race in Gangneung, South Korea . Kim was involved in a national scandal when she and another skater left their team pursuit teammate well behind in a qualifier earlier this week.

World News Assistant coach Dwayne Stephens linked to Federal Bureau of Investigation probe
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Dawkins was one of 10 men the FBI charged in an investigation that uncovered bribery, fraud, and corruption in college hoops back in September. "Trying to do a trade deal for (Spartans) Gary Harris, Miles Bridges , etc". Per Forde and Thamel, Dawkins' expense accounts show he provided Bridges' mother with "hundreds of dollars in advances". According to Dawkins' expense reports, Blossomgame, Sumner and Morris received impermissible benefits from him.