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World News Ashraf Ghani's meaningful offer
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The Taliban voiced its skepticism over a recent proposal to engage in peace talks with Afghan authorities. The offer to recognise Taliban as political entity and then go for fresh elections in which Taliban too can take part has the potential to help resolve the Afghan conflict provided there is required level of sincerity on part of the United States and Ashraf Ghani government.

World News US ambassador to Mexico resigns amid tense bilateral relations
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Then three days later, on February 20, the U.S. State Department submitted a request for Mexico to approve the new ambassador, and the Mexican Foreign Ministry said it granted that request on February 26. He added that she has used social media effectively to communicate with Mexicans, posting images from her travels across the country that were relatable and "always showing her appreciation for our culture".

World News Delta tax cut stripped from bill after NRA feud
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But that's not the reason the Republican legislator is in favor of blocking a jet fuel sales tax exemption, he said. He said he will keep pursuing the jet fuel tax exemption as a separate issue. He said he has to govern based on principles, and now Delta has a choice to make. Delta spokesman Anthony Black declined comment Tuesday and would not name any other groups that receive discounted fares from the airline.

World News Bobby Brown wants Nick Gordon 'locked up' and raped
Author: 0 Bobby Brown wants Nick Gordon 'locked up' and raped

February marked the six-year anniversary of Houston's death, an event that still feels a little unreal. "I don't think she died from drugs", he says when asked about what is most frequently misunderstood about Houston. "That's just how I feel". Nick Gordon with Bobbi Kristina . And now, in an explosive interview with Rolling Stone , Brown blasts the troubled drifter, insisting he should be thrown in jail and raped for the alleged murder.

World News Top US official visits Pakistan to ease strained ties
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The statement that Pakistan will be transferred from the "grey" to the "black" list in June is therefore not true. Ending a almost week-long confusion over Pakistan's placement on a "grey list" of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF ), Pakistan Foreign Office confirmed on Wednesday that the country is set to be added to the watchlist of countries where terrorist outfits are still allowed to raise funds in June, Dawn reported Wednesday.

World News Turkey: Czech release of former PYD leader is 'support for terror'
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On Jan. 20, Turkey launched an incursion into northern Syria , seeking to rout the US -backed Syrian Kurdish militia, known as the People's Protection Units or YPG, from the enclave of Afrin . It's nothing. It's unbelievable. "I am not a citizen of Turkey and the second thing is, I am a politician", he added. "The judge released my client", lawyer Miroslav Krutina told reporters.

World News Battlefield V Coming This Year, WW2 Setting
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I'll update this story if it provides a statement. The latest figures even suggest that the game has surpassed 25 million players . Battlefield I is a huge success for EA. The bloody, muddy hell of Passchendaele and the Austro-Italian clash of Caporetto portray two of the most infamous battles of World War 1, where you'll go over the top to conquer bitterly-contested ground.

World News Russia's Olympic Committee Reinstated After Doping Scandal
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The IOC in December banned the Russian Olympic team from the South Korea Olympics over the doping scandal. "We must draw relevant conclusions for ourselves, but I hope that global organizations also will eventually understand that sports must be kept away from problems unrelated to it", he added.

World News Afghanistan forces detain German fighting for Taliban
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However, Taliban fighters control large parts of the country, the Kabul government itself is deeply divided and thousands of Afghan soldiers and civilians are being killed every year. More than 20 countries were present at the conference where Ghani spoke. Ghani said the process would be accompanied by coordinated diplomatic support, including a global effort to persuade neighbouring Pakistan, which Kabul has regularly accused of aiding the Taliban , of the advantages of a stable ...

World News By Election Results: Rude Shock To BJP
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At Mungaoli, in Ashoknagar district of MP, Congress candidate Brijendra Singh got 70,808 votes, defeating BJP's Baisahab Yadav by 2,123 votes. The verdict is seen as good omen for Congress in Madhya Pradesh as assembly elections in the state are due later this year.

World News Brexit law 'will strengthen devolution', claims United Kingdom minister
Author: 0 Brexit law 'will strengthen devolution', claims United Kingdom minister

But Mr Macintosh disagreed, leaving the SNP open to legal challenge in the UK Supreme Court, which has already ruled that Holyrood should not have any say over Brexit. He said: "This offer puts beyond doubt our commitment to a smooth and orderly departure from the European Union, in a way that doesn't just respect the devolution settlements, but strengthens and enhances them".

World News Miami's Newton sinks No. 9 UNC with last-second trey
Author: 0 Miami's Newton sinks No. 9 UNC with last-second trey

While Miami made a wise choice not burning its last timeout and attacking the Tar Heels without their defense being set, the Hurricanes could not have felt good when Newton pulled up from almost 40 feet. The Miami Hurricanes and North Carolina Tar Heels kicked off March Madness season a few weeks early, playing to the buzzer in a thriller on Tuesday.

World News Sunday alcohol sales now legal in Indiana
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Grocery, convenience, liquor and pharmacies will now be able to sell alcohol for carryout from noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays. "Now when you do your shopping on Sunday", Holcomb said, "all the aisles will be open to you if you want to make a pit stop before the tailgate".

World News Israel climbs down over taxing Jerusalem churches
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Tax revenue is estimated to be tens of millions of dollars. In a bit of theological irony, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem-believed by many to be the site of the tomb of Jesus Christ-was reopened after three days, the same time intervening between Christ's death and resurrection, according to Christian belief.

World News New Permanent Iranian Base Near Damascus
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Fox News obtained satellite images from ImageSat International showing the new Iranian base, which is operated by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). The outlet, which appears to have well-placed sources in both the opposition and Syrian regime, has reported extensively on Iranian involvement in the country's civil war.

World News Celebrity Big Brother rumours begin - despite shows future being uncertain
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So that was part of a bigger discussion and I believe that the immigration debate will continue. "I don't want 15 seconds on a reality show to encapsulate such a serious topic", she said. "If my best friend was president tomorrow I'd feel better, because she is way smarter than I am", quipped Colbert. "If my best friend was president, I would feel better", Colbert quipped in response.

World News Gowdy Takes Up Whistle-Blower Complaint Against Ben Carson's Spending
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Foster said each time she was pressed to assist Carson's wife with finding the money, it was always "in the context of Mrs. Carson wants to do this". HUD would later spend $31,561 on a dining set, according to an agency document. Like most Cabinet members, Ben Carson-an accomplished brain surgeon improbably propelled to the position of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development by the giant spinning prize wheel inside Donald Trump's head-elected to do a bit of redecorating after taking ...

World News Dad Of School Shooting Survivor Admits He Doctored Emails Behind Conspiracy
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After not attending the town hall , Haab then submitted the altered communication, which removed any indication that the question Colton was to ask was submitted to CNN by Colton himself, to Fox News . Regardless of any possible intention, the omission somewhat shrouded the town hall event in controversy at a time when transparency and honesty was pretty much vital.

World News North Korea leader's half brother dies of poison
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A police official declared that Kim Jong Nam, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un half brother, was poisoned six months after telling a Malaysian friend that his life is threatened. Jong-Nam, who travelled with a passport bearing the name of Kim Chol, died while on the way to the Putrajaya Hospital. Jong Il's passport was issued in the name Ijong Tchoi with a birth date of April 4, 1940.

World News North Korea Sends Banned Equipment to Syria, Myanmar
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Those who have seen the United Nations report describe it as inconclusive about whether Syria is still producing fresh chemical weapons with North Korea's help, but say the evidence of past collaboration is convincing, including contracts and shipping documents for chemical weapons laboratory materials.

World News Morocco reportedly moving ahead of U.S. for 2026 World Cup bid
Author: 0 Morocco reportedly moving ahead of U.S. for 2026 World Cup bid

Really, the only competition was from Morocco, and the fact that every soccer-playing continent besides Australia has hosted a World Cup since the last North American version in 1994 seemed to practically guarantee the bid's success-not to mention superior infrastructure, which will be critical when the field expands to 48 teams that year.

World News LSU men's basketball drops overtime contest at SC
Author: 0 LSU men's basketball drops overtime contest at SC

In the first 20 minutes, SC had gotten a second eight-point advantage, at 31-23, with 3:21 to go. USC falls to 6-4 and will play three games against arch-rival Clemson starting on Friday at Founders Park. "Stephen came to me and felt like he wanted another opportunity to play football", SC coach Will Muschamp said Tuesday. Four straight points pushed the lead for Carolina back to six but the Tigers continued to work had and a Sims layup with one minute to play made it 70-68, Gamecocks.

World News Storms leave flooded roads around state; More rain headed for Columbia County
Author: 0 Storms leave flooded roads around state; More rain headed for Columbia County

Forecasters said the new storm front will spread moderate to heavy rain on hard hit areas beginning Tuesday. "We already have rivers running high across the area, including the Cumberland". The flood stage is 79.0 feet. At 1 a.m. Tuesday, the river stage there was 36.1 feet. Area residents are also dealing with power outages. Monday commutes were complicated by closed roads east of Cincinnati and across the river in northern Kentucky, and some parking lots in downtown Cincinnati were ...

World News Cambodia votes in Senate election, PM's party expected to win
Author: 0 Cambodia votes in Senate election, PM's party expected to win

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court found veteran opposition chief Sam Rainsy guilty of defaming Mr Hun Sen last December and ordered him to pay damages of US$1 million (S$1.3 million). Sochua, who has lived in exile since fleeing Cambodia in October under threat of arrest, called on the worldwide community to "speak and act with one voice" to prevent Cambodia's reversion to a "one-party state".

World News Rain and Storms Thursday; Windy Friday
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FRIDAY: Mostly sunny skies develop during the afternoon, with a chilly high temperature of 48 degrees. No snow accumulation. Prevailing northeast winds 10 to 25 miles per hour with gusts to around 40 miles per hour. TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with mixed showers. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Sunday night - Partly cloudy, with a low about 30. It is possible some of the mountains pick up 1 inch, but in Denver, chances are low for accumulation.

World News Nineteen People Killed in Passenger Train Collision in Egypt
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President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi has spoken about the need to modernize the railway system to prevent deadly accidents and improve services. Figures recently released by the state's statistics agency show that 1,249 train accidents took place a year ago, the highest since 2009 when the number reached 1,577.

World News What's blue-checked, doe-eyed and futuristic? The Tokyo 2020 Olympics mascot
Author: 0 What's blue-checked, doe-eyed and futuristic? The Tokyo 2020 Olympics mascot

The losing pairs were a lucky cat and a fox of Design B and Design C's glum fox and raccoon. Earlier, 2042 individuals had submitted their designs and the experts shortlisted three of those for public voting. He added that he was thinking about becoming an athlete and possibly trying to take part in the Olympics as a ping-pong player. With a futuristic blue and white chequered pattern, the Olympic mascot is described as having a special power allowing it to move anywhere instantaneously.

World News 'Comprehensive' Griffith rises up QS subject rankings
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University also ranked in the world's top ten schools for studying Hospitality and Leisure Management and Civil and Structural Engineering. "Not only do these outstanding rankings cement our status as New Zealand's leading university, they show that we are more than holding our own internationally".

World News Manafort pleads not guilty; trial due September
Author: 0 Manafort pleads not guilty; trial due September

The worldwide political consultant entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington , who took his first not guilty plea in October . A court filing indicated prosecutors initially sought to combine the new charges with the pre-existing indictment in federal court in Washington .

World News Nassar victims help unveil MI legislation
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Among the women who spoke at a Capitol news conference was Olympian Jordyn Wieber , who spoke at Nassar's sentencing and says "activism can create action that results in change". Former Michigan Gov. John Engler, serving as interim president, has made more heads roll and hired the outside investigations firm Kroll to look into sexual misconduct complaints filed under Title IX .

World News Saudi-led air strikes kill nine in Yemen
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The US had repeatedly called for the imposition of a renewed embargo on Iran, claiming it was sending Iranian manufactured missiles to Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. "Iran has spiritual and emotional ties with Houthi Ansarullah movement and politically support them to help Yemen secure its sovereignty", he added, asked about Tehran's relations with the Houthis.

World News People Encouraged To Report Rough Sleepers During Freezing Weather
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All around the sports hall men were being given breakfast at designated tables. As the weather takes a cold turn, spare a thought for the thousands of homeless struggling on the streets. A Shelter spokesperson told NME: "If you are anxious about someone sleeping rough in the cold and snow, contact your local homelessness service or StreetLink who have outreach services that can go directly to the person".