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World News Jay Dardenne Blames GOP For 'Gargantuan Failure' of Special Session
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Technically, the House could revive it once more when it convenes at 4 p.m. Monday, but it would take two-thirds vote to reconsider the sales tax bill, a virtual legislative miracle. Patricia Smith, would edge up a 4.5-cent monthly tax on cellphones enacted a year ago to 5 cents. Republican members also lacked faith that Leger could keep his bill as it was, fearing that amendments in the Senate would have expanded it to alter income tax brackets, a move they opposed.Some Republicans also ...

World News At least 5 killed in helicopter crash in Russia's Chechnya
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Moscow time [7:59 GMT]". Early investigation suggests the helicopter crashed while landing, and the bad weather might be the cause of the accident. "Three people have died, according to our data", the ministry said. The crash left no survivors, representatives for the Russian Defence Ministry said. Their bodies were found at the crash site. "The reason for the crash according to preliminary information could have been a technical fault", the ministry said, adding that the plane had not ...

World News After Andhra Pradesh, special status demand echoes in Bihar
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Between 2006 and 2013, Kumar had turned his demand for special state status for Bihar into an emotive issue and built it into a socio-political movement across the state. PM Modi had promised special status to Bihar in March, 2014 at a rally in Muzaffarpur during Lok Sabha elections. The opposition party leaders say that Nitish Kumar went silent after Centre rejected his demands for the special status category in 2017, barely two months after he left the Grand Secular Alliance and returned ...

World News Sreedharan blames it on govt's hesitation
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On a specific query by Sivakumar as to why the DMRC had been overlooked, the Chief Minister said the government did not sideline the DMRC. "The LDF which organised a human chain to include DMRC and Sreedharan in Kochi Metro project has now excluded them from the light metro projects".

World News Man United keen on signing Doucoure
Author: 0 Man United keen on signing Doucoure

According to the same story, Manchester United have now joined the likes of Arsenal , Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool FC in the race to sign the Frenchman. While McTominay has been doing well, he has been given a more defensive role compared to the kind of profile that is needed for the third player. At 25, Doucoure is at the peak of his career and has been playing some very good football this season.

World News Israel provides support to Papua New Guinea following devastating natural disaster
Author: 0 Israel provides support to Papua New Guinea following devastating natural disaster

The 6.8 magnitude tremor was recorded nine days after a 7.5 magnitude natural disaster jolted the country's southern highland province that left more than 100 people dead. They also expressed anger over the lack of global news coverage, saying that the world doesn't care about their plight. It was fairly shallow at a depth of 22.9 kilometers (14.3 miles).

World News Investigators Continue Work After Skeletal Remains Found In Anna
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Morris' family has regularly organized volunteers to search for clues to Christina's disappearance. Fighting back tears, Morris' family thanked the law enforcement for helping to find Christina and bringing her home. He was charged with aggravated Kidnapping and found guilty in 2016. Arochi said Morris was never in his auto, but police believe she might have been inside when he was pulling away from the garage in the early hours of that morning.

World News On Women's Day, Mississippi lawmakers approve earliest U.S. abortion ban
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The House on Thursday approved by a vote of 75-34 a measure that would make most abortions illegal after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Because of necessary paperwork, it won't reach his desk until next week. MS has just one abortion clinic, Jackson Women's Health Organization, which has only provided abortions through 16 weeks. But Diane Derzis, who owns the clinic, has said the clinic does provide abortions until about 18 weeks after pregnancy.

World News Catholic Church 'an empire of misogyny' - McAleese
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Speaking ahead of the Voices of Faith International Women's Day conference in Rome, the former president delivered a scathing put-down of the Church's attitude towards women. "We don't want to be what the Pope describes as 'the strawberry on the cake . I keep living in hope". One supporter on Twitter said: "The fierceness in Mary McAleese's voice as she denounces the paper-thin basis of "theology" underpinning the refusal to ordain women as priests is remarkable".

World News California Senators Won't Even Meet With ICE Director
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Homan's comments came as President Donald Trump's administration appeared to ramp up its enforcement activities in California. Homan said that 89 percent of all the illegal immigrants ICE arrested in the past fiscal year had a criminal history.

World News SWAT officers went uninvited to Florida school shooting; now they're suspended
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The Broward Sheriff's Office told the news outlet Wednesday that it could not confirm whether anyone contacted the Miramar department on the day of the shooting, but said Miramar's SWAT team was "not needed". "This is not their area, this is not their jurisdiction", said Franklin, who consults with law enforcement agencies on internal affairs investigations.

World News Boney Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Manish Malhotra immerse Sridevi's ashes in Haridwar
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Sridevi's husband Boney Kapoor immersed her ashes in Haridwar on Thursday. Sridevi died due to accidental drowning on February 24 in a hotel in Dubai where she was attending her nephew Mohit Marwah's marriage. The celebration was hosted by Janhvi's step-sister Anshula Kapoor and the family was seen bonding together. In 1997, she married Boney Kapoor, a producer on many of her films, and stepped away from cinema for many years to raise her two daughters.

World News Judge to Trump: Try muting, not blocking followers
Author: 0 Judge to Trump: Try muting, not blocking followers

Others following him, however, can see responses from muted users. "I never thought that Trump would be reading my tweets". Buchwald kept coming back to muting as a compromise that wouldn't give critics equal access to the president through Twitter and wouldn't let Trump keep them completely away from his account, but would give both sides part of what they wanted.

World News Broncos' Talib to Rams for draft pick
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Appearing in 15 games-his lone absence was the product of a suspension for fighting with Michael Crabtree-Talib registered 31 total tackles, one interception, seven pass breakups and a forced fumble en route to his fifth straight Pro Bowl nod.

World News HUD Nixes Anti-Discrimination Commitment From Mission Statement
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The change to the mission statement is not yet final, so it's not yet clear whether the criticism of the revisions will push Carson to keep the anti-discrimination language intact. Carson has a long history of homophobic remarks. HUD is not the first agency that has changed its direction since the Trump administration. A proposed rewriting of the mission statement for the U.S.

World News Kim congela i test nucleari e ad aprile summit tra le Coree
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Chung ha aggiunto che la Corea del Nord è aperta a colloqui con gli Stati Uniti riguardo la denuclearizzazione e la normalizzazione dei rapporti. "Il Capo supremo ha anche avuto un profondo scambio di opinioni per le questioni di mitigazione delle tensioni militari nella penisola coreana e per intensificare il dialogo multilaterale e di contatto" riferisce l'agenzia.

World News CCT adjourns Saraki's trial indefinitely over cross-appeals
Author: 0 CCT adjourns Saraki's trial indefinitely over cross-appeals

The adjournment, according to the Danladi Umar-led CCT, was to await the decision of Supreme Court on the appeal filed by Saraki and the Federal Government's cross-appeal in respect of the case. "We urge my lords to stay this proceeding and let us go back to the Supreme Court". Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN), the defence counsel said that it was not the initiative of the defence to go on with the matter on February 6 adding that, it was the initiative of the tribunal.

World News Women strike in honor of International Women's Day
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Holly Hosie, a 22-year-old Briton who teaches in Spain , said she was joining in. A year on from "A Day Without a Woman", which saw women across the United States boycotting paid and unpaid labor to highlight the impact of women on society, people around the world responded to the call for a global women's strike on Thursday.

World News Trump to meet with video-game industry in wake of Florida shooting
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When questioned about whether the president thought games are too violent, Sanders replied, "It certainly is something that should be looked at and something that we want to have the conversation about". The organization is one of the biggest and most powerful gaming groups in America, and its members include companies like Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, EA, Ubisoft, and others.

World News Philippines | Gov't asks Supreme Court to expel chief justice
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Sereno, appointed in 2012 by Duterte's predecessor, is on an indefinite leave of absence to prepare for a possible trial in the Senate. He added that Sereno is eager to go to trial so she can finally respond to the "baseless" allegations against her, as she was not able to do so after the House Committee on Justice barred her lawyers from cross-examining the witnesses in her behalf.

World News EFL to meet with Wolves following Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani's outburst
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A subsidiary of Fosun owns a share in Mendes' agency and several of his clients are at Molineux, including head coach Nuno Espirito Santo and record signing Ruben Neves. Asking if he had made the right decision moving to Leeds, Forshaw said he absolutely has, citing the size of the club, the fans and the structure of the place, he added he is playing for "one of the best clubs in the country" and he is working hard to repay the faith shown by the supporters.

World News Ireland name Garry Ringrose in Six Nations team to face Scotland
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Ringrose inherits what's been a cursed No 13 shirt this spring, benefitting from Farrell's desperately unlucky cruciate injury blow and Robbie Henshaw's shoulder injury. Payne has not played since last year's Lions tour to New Zealand, having suffered persistent headaches. Garry has only had six games in this entire season.

World News Coleman back in Republic of Ireland squad as O´Neill calls up youngsters
Author: 0 Coleman back in Republic of Ireland squad as O´Neill calls up youngsters

SINN Féin has called on Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill to withdraw comments accusing Republic of Ireland soccer chiefs of targeting young Catholic players from the north. I wish he had done, privately. It came as a surprise. He has admitted that I have not taken a senior player. O'Neill said that he has "no problem having a conversation about underage", a reference to his counterpart's suggestion that there might be scope for some sort of "gentleman's agreement" on one side not ...

World News U.S. drone targeting Pakistani Taliban kills 21 in Afghanistan
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He emphasized that friendship with Iran is very important to his country and will not be eclipsed by relations with any other country because Kabul regards its ties with Tehran as independent of any other relations. In a proposed trade-off for peace, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has offered the Taliban a chance to be recognized as a legitimate political party and withdraw their names from global sanctions lists.

World News CBI moves court for Karti Chidambaram's narco test
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The son of former Union Minster P Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram on Tuesday moved to the Delhi High Court to seek an interim relief from the ED in the INX Media case. The agency can seek his police custody for six more days under the law in addition to nine days already granted. He is accused of receiving kickbacks a decade back to clear foreign investment into INX Media group, using the influence of his father P.

World News Police man arrested for killing pregnant woman
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In a disturbing incident, a pregnant woman in Tiruchirappalli (TN) died after falling from a motorcycle when a police officer kicked the bike. She today condemned the act of Inspector Kamaraj, who was arrested and suspended from service. The situation turned violent as some of the protesters started to pelt stones at police vehicles. Later, the district administration made some alterations in the report, stating that inspector Kamaraj had "pushed" the couple down while they were proceeding ...

World News GTA home sales down 35% from February 2017
Author: 0 GTA home sales down 35% from February 2017

TREB said 5,175 homes sold in February across the GTA, a 35-per-cent drop compared to the record 7,955 sales in February last year, but an increase of nearly 29 per cent compared to 4,019 homes sold in January this year. With interest rates set to rise, buyers are waiting to see if the market will buckle under pressure. While sale prices are lower than they were at their peak a year ago, TREB said they are still up 12 per cent compared to the average sale price in February, 2016, "which ...

World News 11 nations, including Malaysia, to sign new TPP deal
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The original 12-member agreement, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), was thrown into limbo early previous year when Trump withdrew from the deal three days after his inauguration. Such recognition has enabled better understanding of the Brexit referendum outcome and Trump's election following a campaign in which all major candidates were opposed to the TPP.

World News Turkey, Iraq to launch joint operation against PKK
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Turkey's military alongside Free Syrian Army allies have seized control of the second most populated town in the district from Kurdish People's Protection Units ( YPG ) fighters after capturing a hill overlooking the town a day earlier, it said .

World News Ghana leads for women-owned businesses worldwide
Author: 0 Ghana leads for women-owned businesses worldwide

It also looked at 12 indicators and 25 sub-indicators to look at how 57 markets around the world - representing 78.6% of the world's female workforce - differ in terms of the level of three components. "This parallels a persistent trend of low entrepreneurial intention and activity in South Africa and is not surprising given that the country experienced several economic and political headwinds in 2016 and 2017", says Elliott.