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World News Syria: Russian-backed ceasefire takes effect in eastern Ghouta
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But there are new air strikes the following day and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor reports that Syrian forces engaged in heavy fighting with rebels, with many dead. "OPCW's technical secretariat continues to examine all credible allegations of chemical weapons use, reported by media or other sources, including the most recent allegations", it said when asked about the investigation into the Ghouta attacks.

World News Florida official calls for sheriff's removal over handling of shooting
Author: 0 Florida official calls for sheriff's removal over handling of shooting

Corcoran and 73 other Republican lawmakers are asking the governor to suspend Israel for his actions leading up to and in response to the February 14 shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stone Douglas High School. "Families and neighbors called the Broward County Sheriff's Office to report this individual, and they did not follow up". But Hogg said there were breakdowns in procedures.

World News Detroit Lions franchise tag Ezekiel Ansah after 12-sack season
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Ansah led the Lions in sacks in three of his last five seasons in the National Football League, but a sprained ankle hindered his performance in 2016 where he only managed two sacks in 13 games. Here are five places the Lions must improve to get back into the mix in the NFC North. Nonetheless, it was only a handful of weeks into the season in which Ansah showed up on the injury report once more .

World News Jitan Ram Manhi leaves NDA, to join grand alliance with RJD, Congress
Author: 0 Jitan Ram Manhi leaves NDA, to join grand alliance with RJD, Congress

He also said that Manjhi has been close with his father and RJD chief Lalu Prasad and has previously worked with him, showing that he will be joining Bihar's "grand-alliance". Following his thorny relation with JD (U) and his decision to float his party, he has gained an aura of a rebellious representative of the Dalits in the state.

World News Talks with North Korea should include 'denuclearisation'
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It added, "In the meantime, the United States and the world must continue to make clear that North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes are a dead end". Gen Kim and Mr Moon both watched the closing ceremony of the "Peace Games" and shared a brief handshake in a VIP box in which US President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, and the top US military commander on the peninsula, General Vincent Brooks, also Saturday.

World News Cabinet reshuffle, by the numbers
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In case you missed president Cyril Ramaphosa's late-night Cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday, here's a quick look at the numbers. Nene, a soft-spoken technocrat who is respected by the markets, told 702 that he had learned of his reappointment on Monday and that his reaction was "mixed".

World News Encounter between militants, security forces in Bandipora
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There was exchange of fire between the militants and the security forces in Bon Mollah village of Hajan in Bandipora district. "One terrorist has been killed in the encounter so far". According to ANI, a heavy gunbattle is still underway in Hajin area of Bandipora. A year ago security forces gunned down six LeT militants, including nephew of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in the same area.

World News India clubbed with Belgium for Hockey Men's World Cup
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With 16 teams divided into four groups of four teams each for preliminary round-robin stage round and only top two placed teams having a chance of advancing to the next round, Pakistan are facing the danger of failing to make it to the knock-out stage as they have been included in a tough group along with European giants Netherlands and Germany.

World News Arrest made in connection with alleged threats against Henderson Co. High School
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In a letter to parents, the principal downplayed the threat, but community members seemed rattled. One senior told News 12 that more than half of her history class was absent. Charges are pending in Council Bluffs after a Lewis Central High student threatened to bring a weapon to school. A search warrant was served at the student's home, but no weapons, related writings or a "kill list" were found, police said.

World News Why Saudi Arabia Is Suddenly Shaking Up Its Military
Author: 0 Why Saudi Arabia Is Suddenly Shaking Up Its Military

The cost for Yemen itself has been a humanitarian disaster, while it has also drained Saudi coffers in a time of austerity. "The UK has armed and supported the bad war since day one, and there is no doubt that arms sales will be top of the agenda next week".

World News Saudi Arabia invites Hariri to visit kingdom
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Hariri last travelled to the kingdom on November 3 and unexpectedly resigned in a televised statement a day later. Aloula will also deliver a letter from Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud to Aoun, the source said. The Saudi envoy's visit comes ahead of May 6 legislative elections, Lebanon's first since 2009 following three extensions of parliament's mandate. Hariri stunned Lebanon and the world on November 4, 2017 by announcing his resignation in a live television broadcast from ...

World News Bangladesh names Walsh interim coach for Nidahas Trophy
Author: 0 Bangladesh names Walsh interim coach for Nidahas Trophy

Walsh has been Bangladesh's fast bowling coach since early 2016 but had never been called on to take charge of the entire squad . Sri Lanka's domestic T20 competition began on Saturday (February 24) and Malinga featured in all games of Nondescripts Cricket Club.

World News Italy need me - Buffon confirms international return
Author: 0 Italy need me - Buffon confirms international return

However, there may still be an "encore", after all. The former midfielder has been appointed as the interim CT of the national team, and will take charge for the games against Argentina and England in March. Buffon had said he would no longer play with Italy after the World Cup and with that it was assumed we had seen the last of the legend in Azzurri colors.

World News 2 stowaways dead after falling from NYC-bound plane in Ecuador
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Local prosecutor Carlos Bustamante told newspaper El Comercio the incident occurred around 9:20 am on Monday (26 February) when airport workers spotted three objects falling from a commercial flight. No identification for the two men were found. The jet had originated in Peru and was allowed to continue its flight to New York JFK. The Latam Airlines Boeing 767-300 continued its journey, however authorities said the aircraft could be required to return to Ecuador to assist with the ...

World News Burgum orders flags at half-staff for Rev. Billy Graham on Friday
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As Clinton paid his respects to Graham on Tuesday, one thing stuck out in his mind about those one-on-one White House chats. Evangelist Billy Graham was first opposed to going to church in his youth and once admitted that he liked to play baseball rather than spend his time in prayer and ministry.

World News Job losses may be on menu as clouds gather around restaurant chain
Author: 0 Job losses may be on menu as clouds gather around restaurant chain

Although CVAs are an insolvency procedure, they enable companies to stave off administration by gaining approval from landlords to take back loss-making... On Wednesday, Toys "R" Us and electronics retailer Maplin became the latest firms to fall into administration, putting more than 5,000 jobs at risk.

World News 2020 campaign director also top Trump vendor
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Parscale has also boasted about how well-suited Trump was for social media , arguing that more enthusiastic engagement made it so that the campaign's marketing costs were far lower than Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton's . "I don't believe in this mumbo-jumbo digital stuff", Parscale recalled Trump screaming at him. The Mercers not only supported Trump's 2016 race financially, but they also convinced him to change his campaign leadership and bring on Steve Bannon and ...

World News Starbucks trials 5p takeaway cup charge in bid to tackle plastic waste
Author: 0 Starbucks trials 5p takeaway cup charge in bid to tackle plastic waste

Simon Redfern of Starbucks Europe said 'We're hoping that this charge will remind customers to rethink their use of single-use plastic-lined cups, as it has with plastic bags. Starbucks will also step up the marketing for its ceramic cups and make sure its baristas offer them to customers. Gavin Ellis, co-founder, Hubbub said: "Our early conversations with customers have shown an increased awareness of the need to reduce waste from single-use cups".

World News New Elphinstone Station bridge constructed by Army inaugurated today
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Earlier, Goyal, Bhamre and Fadnavis surprised many home-bound commuters by catching a slow local train from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus to Parel station on the CR for the inauguration ceremony in the afternoon. The new FOB at Elphinstone road station is 70 m long and 3.5 m wide and the project is of worth Rs 18 crore. The FOB at Currey Road will be 30 m long and 3.5 m wide at the CSMT end from Platform to East side.

World News Stage set for polls: Congress, BJP claim win in Meghalaya
Author: 0 Stage set for polls: Congress, BJP claim win in Meghalaya

Kharkongor said re-polling for No. 15- Kyndong Tuber S "A" which will be conducted on Thursday was necessitated due to human error in the voting machine. Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and his family members after casting vote during Meghalaya Assembly elections, in Garo Hills. The United Democratic Party having eight members in the outgoing House and the Hills State People's Democratic Party having four MLAs forged a pre-poll alliance and are contesting in 45 seats.

World News Fog, Rain and Warmer Temperatures In the Forecast
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Plenty of sunshine to start the week, but with plenty of clouds by the end. We could see another round of rain move in on Sunday . Rain will continue Sunday afternoon in on & off fashion, and shouldn't become too heavy when it does form with highs in the 60s to near 70.

World News It's True: Stacey Dash Is Running For Congress In California
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Dash's FEC filing includes a link to a website with what appears to be a new logo for the campaign. Except, the thing is, some of her issues are a little...yikes. Dash has been teasing her political future on Twitter for the past month. She said: "That's just propaganda". She made headlines in 2016 for saying that transgender people should " go in the bushes " if they need to use the restroom in public.

World News Sensex up 100 points, Nifty tops 10600; PNB tanks 7%
Author: 0 Sensex up 100 points, Nifty tops 10600; PNB tanks 7%

The rally was driven by a report by Morgan Stanley, which estimated GDP growth for the third quarter at 7%. Vinod Nair, Head of Research, Geojit Financial Services said: "Market is gradually recovering from the lost ground supported by positive global cues".

World News College basketball coach arrested at Oakland Airport
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Officers were called to the hotel and a woman was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officers spoke to a woman who said Smith assaulted her, several television stations reported. He does not appear to have any other arrests on his record. Provo • BYU will be facing a team playing without its head coach when it takes on San Diego on Saturday at the West Coast Conference men's basketball tournament in Las Vegas.

World News PyeongChang Winter Olympics concludes
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The failure of the peace message to resonate among young South Koreans was conspicuous at the Pyeongchang Winter Games, especially when North Korea's cheerleading squad turned up at some of the events to wave unity flags and chant "We are one!".

World News Turkey's Erdogan visits Algeria on African tour
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Other news agencies reported that Mr. Erdogan had consoled the girl as she cried. The little girl replied, "Yes", as the crowd roared with war chants asking Erdogan to finish the job of conquering Afrin, a task which has proven unexpectedly hard for the Turkish military and allied Syrian militia.

World News Cream of our brewing crop saved for eternity in doomsday seed bank
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Each variety will contain on average 500 seeds, so a maximum of 2.5 billion seeds may be stored in the Vault . "The low temperature and moisture levels inside the vault ensure low metabolic activity, keeping the seeds viable for long periods of time", writes the website CropTrust, an organization founded in 2004 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Biodiversity International.

World News Keep Your Heart's Health With Two Great Diets
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This study says that these two diets will not only keep your body fit but will also protect your heart at the same time. The findings led Francesco Sofi, M.D., Ph.D, lead author of the study, to conclude that, "the take-home message of our study is that a low-calorie lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet can help patients reduce cardiovascular risk about the same as a low-calorie Mediterranean diet".

World News Beijing protests U.S. sanctions on Chinese firms over N. Korea ties
Author: 0 Beijing protests U.S. sanctions on Chinese firms over N. Korea ties

But it continued tests past year, including tests of a nuclear weapon and a long-range ballistic missile capable of reaching the US. US President Donald Trump announced the "heaviest ever" sanctions against North Korea on Friday, as Washington seeks to prevent North Korea from further developing its nuclear programme .

World News NewsAlert:Patrick Brown ends bid to reclaim Ont. Tory leadership: party official
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Brown has decided instead to focus on holding CTV accountable for "lack of journalistic accountability", protecting family and friends from the scandal, and remaining active in the conservative movement as a volunteer, donor, and activist. Internal polling released to the National Post over the weekend suggested that he was doing surprisingly well, tied for the lead with Elliott and gaining strength.

World News Students return to school shooting site
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In the almost two weeks since 17 people were killed and at least 15 wounded by the shooter on the Stoneman Douglas campus, the schools students have reignited a national debate on gun control, speaking on TV news broadcasts, at funerals and and large rallies to spread their message that they do not feel safe in school.