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World News Egyptian army launches wide-scale operation in Sinai
Author: 0 Egyptian army launches wide-scale operation in Sinai

For his part, retired Major-General Hisham al-Halabi, advisor to the Nasser Military Academy, said that Operation Sinai 2018 is a comprehensive process that includes all strategic directions and works to pursue terrorist groups throughout the Arab Republic of Egypt to eliminate the terrorist elements in all places.

World News Ravi Ragbir granted temporary stay from deportation
Author: 0 Ravi Ragbir granted temporary stay from deportation

Ragbir, who's from Trinidad and Tobago, was facing deportation on Saturday until a judge ruled Friday that he could stay in the country while a lawsuit filed on his behalf is argued. He and numerous immigrant rights organizations are asking the community to join a " You Can't Deport A Movement " rally in solidarity on Saturday morning at 9 a.m.

World News Renuka Chowdhury can't use gender as shield: Smriti Irani
Author: 0 Renuka Chowdhury can't use gender as shield: Smriti Irani

She also tabled a Privilege Motion notice against Kiren Rijiju in the Rajya Sabha on Friday morning. Union minister of state for home Rijiju had that evening posted on Facebook a video of Surpanakha cackling, along with a clip of the Prime Minister's jibe at Chowdhury.

Author: 0 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts

Papp L Roy & Associates who had been investing in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $80.27 billion market cap company. Marshall And Sullivan Incorporated Wa invested 2.48% in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. Numeric Investors Llc, which manages about $14.26B and $13.01 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bloomin Brands Inc (NASDAQ:BLMN) by 36,100 shares to 179,300 shares, valued at $3.16 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

World News Trump won't declassify Democratic memo
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The White House also released a letter sent to McGahn by Wray and to Rod Rosenstein, the No. 2 Justice Department official, expressing concerns about the memo's release "in light of longstanding principles regarding the protection of intelligence sources and methods, ongoing investigations, and other similar sensitive information".

World News Nancy Pelosi sets record with 8-hour speech on DACA
Author: 0 Nancy Pelosi sets record with 8-hour speech on DACA

Leadership in Congress in both the House and Senate has made a decision to move forward". Though Pelosi voted against the bill, 73 House Democrats supported it and government services were restored later Friday morning. "I believe we do". The letter did not specifically instruct Democrats to follow her lead. Rep. Nanette Barragan, D-Calif., a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said the Latino community thinks Senate Democratic leaders have "turned their back".

World News Duterte Says Ban On Deployment Of Filipino Workers To Kuwait Stays
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Duterte himself warned of a " total ban " on deployment to Kuwait, which he reiterated on Friday, February 9. "So there is a total ban now of workers to Kuwait. How come my countrymen are now suffering brutality, cruelty, and death? "While some of such killings have reportedly occurred in the context of clashes between or within gangs, it is alleged that numerous reported incidents involved extrajudicial killings in the course of police anti-drug operations", prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said.

World News Air strikes batter Syria rebel enclave for fifth day
Author: 0 Air strikes batter Syria rebel enclave for fifth day

With its current policy, Ford says sanctions that hinder Russia's military might be the best US option. Those in need of intensive care sought out hospitals in northern Idlib province near the Turkish border, where the bombardment was reportedly less intense, Bayoush told Syria Direct.

World News Iranian, Turkish Presidents Discuss Bilateral, Regional Issues
Author: 0 Iranian, Turkish Presidents Discuss Bilateral, Regional Issues

Referring to Iran and Turkey's close views on major regional and global issues, he said "new regional threats indicate that close cooperation between Turkey and Iran is important, and we are happy with the promotion of cooperation in countering terrorism and boosting security".

World News Tillerson sees tough talks with Turkey on northern Syria
Author: 0 Tillerson sees tough talks with Turkey on northern Syria

These Syrian aid workers are all alone - they are the only ones trying to help their communities", said senior communications officer Christy Delafield. The SDF and the coalition targeted the attacking forces with air strikes and shelling after "20 to 30 artillery and tank rounds landed within 500 metres (yards) of the SDF headquarters location", a U.S.

World News Nancy Pelosi stages 8-hour speech to push for vote for 'Dreamers'
Author: 0 Nancy Pelosi stages 8-hour speech to push for vote for 'Dreamers'

US Senate leaders have reached a two-year budget deal to raise government spending by nearly $300 billion. According to Pelosi, that was a wonderful statement. "I still have a real problem dramatically increasing the caps, adding to the deficit, when we just added $2 trillion for the tax plan". The deal contains far more money demanded by Democrats than had seemed possible only weeks ago, including $90 billion in disaster aid for Florida and Texas.

World News International Criminal Court Investigates Duterte for Crimes against Humanity
Author: 0 International Criminal Court Investigates Duterte for Crimes against Humanity

THE Philippine human rights chief said today his agency is ready to work with the International Criminal Court (ICC) as it investigates the thousands of killings carried out in President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug war. Central to whether it proceeds is if the court has jurisdiction, since it can only prosecute crimes when a member state fails to do so. Duterte's legal counsel, including his attorney general on Friday have claimed that there are several related cases to the anti-drugs ...

World News North Korean media print pictures of South's Moon
Author: 0 North Korean media print pictures of South's Moon

Earlier in the day, Moon met the North Korean delegation at the South Korean presidential office, Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House). But privately, officials said, Pence expressed concern to Moon about his more conciliatory tone toward North Korea.

World News Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8

The dual messenger feature is now available which enables users to run two apps at the same time. Rather amusingly, the firmware version is G955XXU1CRAP, although we're glad to say that Android Oreo is far from being crap . The resolution at which the Galaxy S9 will be recording the slow-motion videos has not yet been revealed. Blass shared a render of the new Samsung DeX Pad , and the smartphone placed in this dock has a headphone jack.

Author: 0 Pence pushes S. Korea towards extra hawkish N. Korea coverage

Moon has looked at the games as an opportunity to pursue a diplomatic opening with North Korea - a move the vice president cautioned against. South Korea earlier this year said the agreement failed to meet victims' needs and called for more steps, but Japan insists the agreement should not be changed.

Author: 0 No Olympic truce for USA and North Korea in PyeongChang

The North Koreans were in the room at the same time as Pence, an official said. Pence then left before a planned dinner, where he and Kim would have both been seated at the head table. She has been demonstrating a very different demeanour than she does in the North, said Korean Peninsula Future Forum analyst Duyeon Kim. Pence appeared to leave the door open for negotiations earlier this week when he said, "I haven't requested any meeting".

World News The most dramatic moment of the Olympics
Author: 0 The most dramatic moment of the Olympics

When athletes from North and South Korea entered together, the background music was the traditional folk song "Arirang". If you didn't know better, you'd think that photo was of a bunch of friends just having a good time watching the Olympics together, instead of top officials from countries who have been engaged in a year-long war of words.

World News Utah Jazz: Grading moves at the 2018 NBA Trade Deadline
Author: 0 Utah Jazz: Grading moves at the 2018 NBA Trade Deadline

The 6-foot-8 Hood will bring scoring and defensive versatility, while Hill leads the National Basketball Association in 3-point shooting (.453) and is only a year removed from resurrecting his career in Utah, though he's averaging just 10 points a game thus far.

World News Olympics Opening Ceremony sends 'powerful message of peace'
Author: 0 Olympics Opening Ceremony sends 'powerful message of peace'

In January 1968, Kim Yo Jong's grandfather, founding North Korean president Kim Il Sung, sent a squad of North Korean commandos to Seoul who tried unsuccessfully to kill then-president Park Chung-hee. While the two men ruffled some feathers at the event, photos of them went viral with people expressing surprise at how closely they resembled Trump and Kim.

World News PM Modi meets King Abdullah II of Jordan
Author: 0 PM Modi meets King Abdullah II of Jordan

Modi began the visit with Jordan, the first by an Indian Prime Minister in 30 years. PM Modi will first visit Jordanian capital Amman from where he will take a chopper to reach the Palestinian city of Ramallah, which hosts the Palestinian Authority's presidential headquarters.

World News Congress supports the
Author: 0 Congress supports the "just" demands of Andhra Pradesh, says Rahul Gandhi

Rao said the TRS will not mind if Andhra Pradesh gets higher funds and asked the TDP not to have any grievance as Telangana was "still subject to neglect" despite years of struggle to get the statehood. Rao made the statement when TDP leaders CM Ramesh, Thota Sitarama Lakshmi among others were on their feet, holding placards seeking justice for Andhra Pradesh.

Author: 0 President Trump wishes Rob Porter well after resignation

Speaking as staff secretary Rob Porter prepared to depart the White House Friday, Trump said: 'I found out about (the allegations) recently and I was surprised by it. At least 19 women have accused Trump of sexual harassment or assault, and he was caught on tape boasting that he was able to "grab [women] by the pussy" due to his celebrity.

World News Why is Black History Month celebrated?
Author: 0 Why is Black History Month celebrated?

The official government website says the month is a "tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society". "We're happy to try and offer these different approaches in an effort to reach as many people as we can", she said. I remember having to look up different African Americans and write reports on them for class during this month and I remember the joy of special assemblies where students would recite poems from ...

World News Adams stepping down as Sinn Fein leader after 34 years
Author: 0 Adams stepping down as Sinn Fein leader after 34 years

Gerry Adams is set to step down as leader of Sinn Féin after more than 34 years in the post. For Sinn Féin supporters, Mr Adams is an iconic figure who has transformed the party's electoral fortunes to the extent that it has nearly reached parity with the DUP and could find itself as a coalition partner in the Republic.

World News Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit West Bank
Author: 0 Modi becomes first Indian PM to visit West Bank

Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas terming Modi's visit as "historic" sought India's intervention to resolve conflict with Israel . On the last leg of his trip, PM Modi would travel to Oman from February 11-12. Both countries see themselves as victims of Islamist terrorism, feeling that they are "not finding enough support in global discourse on this specific issue", said Kabir Taneja, an associate fellow at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), a New Delhi-based think tank.

World News US Congress passes budget deal, ending brief shutdown
Author: 0 US Congress passes budget deal, ending brief shutdown

The House would still need to vote on the spending bill after that before it was sent to President Trump for his signature. Rand Paul spoke on the Senate floor through the midnight deadline, blocking a procedural vote on a two-year budget and spending deal.

World News All options including auction of mining leases on table: Manohar Parrikar
Author: 0 All options including auction of mining leases on table: Manohar Parrikar

Speaking at the first edition of the State Youth Parliament organised by the Legislature Secretariat in Povorim, Parrikar said, "I have begun to fear now, because even the girls have started drinking beer. Sharing his experience while he was studying at IIT-Mumbai, he said drugs are no longer a new phenomenon and that he knew of a group in his college that used to deal with ganja.

World News NC MLA shouts pro-Pak slogans in JK Assembly, party distances itself
Author: 0 NC MLA shouts pro-Pak slogans in JK Assembly, party distances itself

Amid this terror attack in J&K, a sitting NC MLA, Muhammad Akbar Lone from Sonawari Assembly, Bandipora district created a tense situation in the Assembly. Reacting to it, a National Conference MLA raised pro-Pakistan chants. MLA Lone said that he will continue doing this inside and outside of the Assembly as he founds "no wrong in it".

World News Domestic tourists are scum of the earth: Goa minister Vijai Sardesai
Author: 0 Domestic tourists are scum of the earth: Goa minister Vijai Sardesai

Sardesai also contradicted Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar , who had set a target of attracting almost one crore annual tourists to the state. However, when the minister on Friday went on to say that tourists from North India "will like to recreate a Haryana in Goa", the remarks took a turn from dwelling on civic issues to something else.

World News Las Vegas Gunman Had Anti-Anxiety Meds In System
Author: 0 Las Vegas Gunman Had Anti-Anxiety Meds In System

The Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history was found to have had anti-anxiety medication in his system, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, citing a newly obtained autopsy report.