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World Schools closed as BSF Jawan, minor girl killed in Pak firing
Author: 0 Schools closed as BSF Jawan, minor girl killed in Pak firing

Police in India said they had evacuated villagers living near the firing, which had killed an Indian soldier and a woman civilian in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir state late Wednesday. Meanwhile, the district administration has ordered the closure of all schools located within five-kilometer radius from the International Border in Jammu in view of cross-border firing.

World World's longest underwater cave system found in Mexico
Author: 0 World's longest underwater cave system found in Mexico

In a statement, GAM said for that reason, Sac Actun now absorbs Dos Ojos. According to explorers, this is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet. Several cenotes were able to acquire particular religious significance to the Maya, whose descendents continue to inhabit the region. "This huge cave represents the most important submerged archaeological site in the world, as it has more than a hundred archaeological contexts, among which are evidence of the first settlers of ...

World Election 2018 Begins, Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya Date Announced
Author: 0 Election 2018 Begins, Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya Date Announced

Tripura goes to poll on February 18 , while Meghalaya and Nagaland will both vote on February 27 . The limit of election expenditure in all the three states shall be Rs 20 lakh per candidate. These elections are an acid test for the Left Front government which is seeking to yet again win one of the last remaining Communist bastions in India.

World Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan share stage, fuel speculations on star alliance
Author: 0 Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan share stage, fuel speculations on star alliance

Speaking to the press outside his Poes Garden residence, actor Rajinikanth said the groundwork for partybuilding has begun and that he would be ready to face Assembly polls in six months. He is likely to make an announcement at Ramanathapuram, and will be beginning a tour that will also involve Madurai, Dindigul and Sivaganga districts.

World Govt may include States FMs suggestions in Budget proposals: Jaitley
Author: 0 Govt may include States FMs suggestions in Budget proposals: Jaitley

Composition scheme allows small businesses to pay taxes at a concessional rate and makes compliance easy under the Goods and Services Tax (GST). He also said no decision has been taken on simplification of GST return filing, adding "After 10 days, another meeting will be held through video-conferencing".

World Illegal immigrant who killed cops promises to do it again
Author: 0 Illegal immigrant who killed cops promises to do it again

In his opening statement in Sacramento Superior Court Tuesday, prosecutor Rod Norgaard described how Deputy Scott Brown retreated under heavy fire that killed Deputy Danny Oliver , according to the Sacramento Bee . He's charged with killing both deputies, shooting a motorist in the head to steal his auto and wounding another Placer County deputy. Public defender Jeffrey Barbour said that his client is guilty but is arguing that Bracamontes is mentally ill.

World Pat Buchanan -- Trump: In immigration debate, race matters
Author: 0 Pat Buchanan -- Trump: In immigration debate, race matters

Asked about Trump's comments challenging his honesty, Durbin told reporters on Tuesday: "I stand by every word I said about what was said". Attention was concentrated among the president's opponents, with more than 70 percent of Clinton voters, but just over half of Trump voters and less than 40 percent of nonvoters and third-party voters saying they were familiar with the remark.

World GOP haggles over defense funds but expects to avert shutdown
Author: 0 GOP haggles over defense funds but expects to avert shutdown

In addition to funding the government through February 16, a summary from the House Appropriations Committee says the bill would eliminate a handful of health care taxes and fund a missile-defense system. The Freedom Caucus huddled late Tuesday to discuss the legislation, and Meadows emerged dour about its prospects. "There's still a lot to do", Short said.

World Aziz Ansari 'sexual assault exposé' implies women are weak and helpless
Author: 0 Aziz Ansari 'sexual assault exposé' implies women are weak and helpless

Banfield said Way is hardly a feminist. A man, albeit a famous actor, goes on a consensual date, attempts to have sex, gets shot down - but doesn't rape or force himself on her - and it becomes a news story months later? When you put a woman's hand on your trousers and she moves it away-don't move it back.

World Iranian tanker wreck in East China Sea kills dozens amid ecological disaster
Author: 0 Iranian tanker wreck in East China Sea kills dozens amid ecological disaster

The slick covers an area of 101 square kilometers (39 square miles), after nearly doubling in size from the start of the week, according to figures released Wednesday by the Chinese State Oceanic Administration. Some of the oil evaporated in the fire, and flames were seen burning on the sea's surface until Monday, though it's unclear exactly how much oil spilled into the water.

World Indian National Among 19 Injured in Melbourne Car Rampage
Author: 0 Indian National Among 19 Injured in Melbourne Car Rampage

A four wheel drive drove into pedestrians in the middle of the Melbourne CBD on Thursday afternoon , in what police have called a "deliberate act" perpetrated by a man with mental health issues . The 32-year-old driver was arrested by an off-duty male police officer who sustained shoulder and hand injuries during the arrest. In January, six people died when a man drove a vehicle into pedestrians on Bourke Street.

World Carles Puigdemont calls for diplomacy after spectacular Catalan election result
Author: 0 Carles Puigdemont calls for diplomacy after spectacular Catalan election result

No side can claim a triumph in the Catalan election, but it produced a big loser: Mariano Rajoy . Referring to the poll results, he said: "More than two million people are in favour of Catalonia's independence". The slim parliamentary majority that the pro-independence parties will enjoy in the Catalan parliament puts them in a strong position to form a new government.

World Cold weather continues today; a little warmer this afternoon
Author: 0 Cold weather continues today; a little warmer this afternoon

Combined with a brisk northwest wind and you have the makings of wind chills as cold as 20 below zero. As of 4:30 a.m., the Topeka air temperature was minus-1 degree with a wind-chill at minus-15 degrees. That dry air, calm winds, and a clearing sky spell out the chance for morning temperatures in the teens area wide. ADDITIONAL DETAILS .Plan on hard travel conditions.

World USA withholds $65 million from United Nations agency for Palestinians
Author: 0 USA withholds $65 million from United Nations agency for Palestinians

He accused UNRWA's leaders of allowing "terror tunnels" to be dug under schools and teaching Palestinian children to deny the existence of the state of Israel. The decision drew condemnation from Palestinians, praise from Israel, and expressions of deep concern from United Nations officials and refugee groups anxious about the humanitarian impact and particularly the potential for further destabilization of a region already reeling from conflict in Syria.

World South Africa, Ghana summon United States diplomats after Trump remark
Author: 0 South Africa, Ghana summon United States diplomats after Trump remark

Trump also denied saying "take them out" in reference to Haitian immigrants in the United States and told reporters he was " the least racist person you will ever interview ". "I don't know if there was some other recording device that was being used within the Oval Office", Durbin said. The contentious comments came as Durbin was presenting details of a compromise immigration plan that had money for a first installment of the president's long-sought border wall.

World Juncker: Happy to welcome Britain back into the European Union after Brexit
Author: 0 Juncker: Happy to welcome Britain back into the European Union after Brexit

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday he would welcome any British attempt to rejoin the EU after Brexit, as Brussels jumped on speculation about a second referendum. "Unless there is a change of heart amongst our British friends". Mr Juncker and Mr Tusk's overtures came as a commission paper suggested the European Union is toughening its stance on the transition period after Brexit.

World With government shutdown looming, Democrats dig in on immigration
Author: 0 With government shutdown looming, Democrats dig in on immigration

The move comes after U.S. District Judge William Alsup issued a preliminary injunction this week blocking President Trump 's decision to end the Obama-era program, which granted temporary reprieve from deportation to hundreds of thousands of such immigrants, often called "Dreamers".

World Donald Trump's overall health is excellent: Doctor
Author: 0 Donald Trump's overall health is excellent: Doctor

Jackson, who speaks with Trump a few times a day and travels with him, said he did not think the president needed cognitive testing based on medical guidelines - but added the 30-question Montreal Cognitive Assessment at Trump's request. "We talked about diet and exercise a lot", Jackson said. "He's more enthusiastic about the diet part than the exercise part, but we're going to do both".

World Deadpool Greets Golden Girl Betty White A Happy Birthday
Author: 0 Deadpool Greets Golden Girl Betty White A Happy Birthday

Whenever I see Betty White trending on Twitter my finger trembles as I click the link to find out why America's sweetheart is trending. White has such a sweet glow in this scene, even when her glasses go askew and she doesn't fix them. Betty White has had a long and extensive career in show business. She once played Jane to his Tarzan after years of a disgruntled marriage, and in this sketch, she uses her often smutty sense of humor to bat around some balls with a nude Carson in a baseball ...

Author: 0 This is the cognitive test Trump passed

Jackson told reporters Trump scored 30/30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment , which according to its website is a "cognitive screening test created to assist Health Professionals in the detection of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease".

World No case against Hafiz Saeed: Pakistan PM
Author: 0 No case against Hafiz Saeed: Pakistan PM

It is a fact that Pakistan has nuclear capability and we have demonstrated it". Following Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's "exoneration" of 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, BJP today said that Pakistan has been provided with enough evidences against Saeed by various countries, however, no evidence is sufficient for Pakistan PM who refers to Saeed as " sahib ".

World Jind rape-murder takes queer turn as suspect's body found
Author: 0 Jind rape-murder takes queer turn as suspect's body found

In one case, the private parts and internal organs of the 15-year-old victim were inflicted with wounds, while in another the accused committed necrophilia on the minor victim of 11 years. "The victim had injuries on her face and inside the mouth, suggesting that she was kidnapped by multiple persons who prevented her from making noise", Dr SK Dhattarwal told Hindustan Times .

World IN remains only state to regulate temperature of beer sold
Author: 0 IN remains only state to regulate temperature of beer sold

In opposition to the bill, Jay Singh, the operator of a number of package liquor stores and convenience stores in southern in, said he would have to refit his stores if the state approves cold beer sales in part to update security measures to prevent shoplifting particularly among minors.

Author: 0 Lawmakers urging compromise on DACA deal

Deals can't get made when there is no trust!" he wrote Monday evening". President Donald Trump says he wants immigrants to come to the US from "everywhere", despite having said behind closed doors that he'd prefer more immigrants from countries like Norway and not Africa.

World Facebook and Microsoft helped disable North Korean cyber threats
Author: 0 Facebook and Microsoft helped disable North Korean cyber threats

The consequences and repercussions of WannaCry were beyond economic. "The computers that were affected badly in the United Kingdom and their healthcare system put lives at risk, not just money". The ships would be blacklisted - meaning countries would be required to ban them from entering their ports - if none of the 15 members of the Security Council's North Korea sanctions committee object by Thursday afternoon.

World Congressional Gold Medal for Bob Dole
Author: 0 Congressional Gold Medal for Bob Dole

President Donald Trump along with a number of senior lawmakers honored former Republican Senator Bob Dole on Wednesday with a prestigious award to mark his decades of public service to the United States. Dole was the Republican presidential nominee for the 1996 election and lost to Bill Clinton. Despite multiple surgeries, Dole was left with a virtually unusable right arm and clenched hand, in which he often put a pen.

Author: 0 Key Brexit invoice clears Home of Commons

SNP ministers today sought to blame the Brexit vote for official figures showing GDP growth of just 0.2 per cent during the third quarter of previous year. But the turmoil of the euro zone crisis, fears in Britain about immigration and a series of miscalculations by former prime minister David Cameron prompted the United Kingdom to vote 52 to 48 percent for Brexit in a June 2016 referendum.

World Tillerson's staff prints out the President's tweets for him to read
Author: 0 Tillerson's staff prints out the President's tweets for him to read

Both the Obama and Trump administrations have backed United Nations-led talks on Syria based in Geneva, but they have made little progress toward negotiating a political solution to the civil war. Critics say the USA pullout added to Iraq's instability and allowed a local Al Qaeda affiliate morph into Islamic State . The U.S. military's plan is to transfer security in Syria to local forces over time, Rankine-Galloway said.

World DHS Secretary denies under oath that she heard 's***hole' comment, acknowledges profanity
Author: 0 DHS Secretary denies under oath that she heard 's***hole' comment, acknowledges profanity

She acknowledged there was "tough language" from the president and members of Congress. Ingraham said Booker is "obviously" testing out language and themes for a potential 2020 presidential campaign. "The conversation was very impassioned". Senator Kamala Harris , of California, said that Nielsen's answers were essentially a declaration, from a high-ranking government official, that white people are hard-working and black people are not.

World Putin calls Kim Jong Un 'competent and mature' leader
Author: 0 Putin calls Kim Jong Un 'competent and mature' leader

Bush. No wonder then that Trump called for changes to the USA libel laws."If somebody says something that's totally false and knowingly false, that the person that has been abused, defamed, libeled will have meaningful recourse", Trump said Thursday.

World Grey's Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo Is Now the Highest Paid Dramatic TV Actress
Author: 0 Grey's Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo Is Now the Highest Paid Dramatic TV Actress

It isn't immediately clear if Lenz's character knows exactly who Jo is when they meet, or if she knows about Paul's history of abuse. The long-running medical drama Grey's Anatomy , now in Season 14, hasn't officially been renewed and the show's creator Shonda Rhimes recently signed a deal with Netflix .

World Britain, France to Sign New Immigration Treaty During Macron Visit
Author: 0 Britain, France to Sign New Immigration Treaty During Macron Visit

Officials said the GBP44.5 million cash injection would go towards fencing, CCTV and detection technology in Calais and other ports along the Channel. Italy's focus is on Niger, a key transit country for tens of thousands of people arriving in Libya which is itself the launchpad for many Europe-bound African migrants, from where they attempt unsafe sea crossings to Europe.

World ZImbabwe's VPs Chiwenga And Mohadi Start Work After Swearing In Ceremony
Author: 0 ZImbabwe's VPs Chiwenga And Mohadi Start Work After Swearing In Ceremony

In what is considered as beginning of probe of Mugabe's government, Mnangagwa has ordered arrest of former officials who fled the country when the military toppled the veteran ruler last month. Mugabe, who built a reputation for extensive global travel during his rule, will also be provided with a diplomatic passport. As was widely anticipated, ex-military boss, Constantino Chiwenga, has been confirmed as Zimbabwe's new vice president.

World N.Korea says new United Nations sanctions an act of war
Author: 0 N.Korea says new United Nations sanctions an act of war

The resolution also provides additional tools to crack down on smuggling and sanctions evasion - including a new requirement for countries to seize and impound ships caught smuggling illicit items including oil and coal. Analysts testified that the fuel caps would put a heavy strain on North Korea , which is already facing shortages. China also has a large guest worker program for North Koreans .

World Most US Terrorists International Born, However Test the Tremendous Print
Author: 0 Most US Terrorists International Born, However Test the Tremendous Print

The DHS report released Tuesday was the result of President Trump's executive order on preventing terrorist entry to the US, issued in March, The Daily Caller reported . A Justice Department spokesman would not say how many such extradition or overseas-capture cases were included in the report. Secondly, the stats are all wrong.

World Two Nigerian Policemen Killed During Kidnap of American, Canadian
Author: 0 Two Nigerian Policemen Killed During Kidnap of American, Canadian

There has been an increased spate of kidnappings in Nigeria, where both Nigerians and foreigners have been targeted. The United States embassy in Nigeria declined to comment. Global Affairs Canada says it is aware of the report of a kidnapping in central Nigeria that involves two Canadian citizens. One of them was killed while three others were released after negotiations.

World Corey Lewandowski responds to Joy Villa's sexual assault allegations
Author: 0 Corey Lewandowski responds to Joy Villa's sexual assault allegations

In response to questions about the case, the department provided reporters with a copy of the so-called "public incident report" which contained scant details and did not name either Villa or Lewandowski . "I'm not here to speak for Joy", he responded. She is a Trump supporter who has considered running for office in Florida, and President Trump tweeted his support for her entrance into politics.

World Qatari fighters intercept civilian planes: UAE
Author: 0 Qatari fighters intercept civilian planes: UAE

I am afraid that anything could happen to me, and the people of Qatar would be blamed. He adds: "I just wanted to let you know that Qatar is innocent in this and I am being hosted by Sheikh Mohammed and anything that happens to me after this is under his responsibility".

World Amazon finally brings Alexa to Aussie shores
Author: 0 Amazon finally brings Alexa to Aussie shores

Expected pricing is $79 for the Echo Dot , $149 for the full-height Echo, and $229 for the Echo Plus with built-in smart hub. "Australians are engaging with SEEK for more than just active job applying which is why we developed SEEK Company Reviews and SEEK employment market updates for Alexa ".

World FC Barcelona lose the derby to Espanyol
Author: 0 FC Barcelona lose the derby to Espanyol

Messi wasted no time in getting this game going as he fired a second minute free-kick just over the target, having drawn a foul moments after kick-off. They got the last scored with their last attack. "They deserved the victory". Wednesday's defeat ended Barcelona's unbelievable 29-match unbeaten run.

World India test-fires nuclear-capable ICBM Agni-V
Author: 0 India test-fires nuclear-capable ICBM Agni-V

Vipin Narang, an associate professor of political science at MIT who studies nuclear proliferation, said Thursday's test did not demonstrate any "new capability, (this) was simply a developmental test before India inducts it into operational range".

World This NC Republican isn't ready to vote for spending bill
Author: 0 This NC Republican isn't ready to vote for spending bill

The North Carolina Republican said Ryan doesn't yet have all the Republican votes he needs. "That was the goal [to] get in a room". Meadows said he would like to see tighter caps on non-defense spending, funding for military pay raises and maintenance and greater clarity on how the House will address immigration before committing to vote for the bill.

World Dem Schachtner Beats Jarchow to Take Senate Seat
Author: 0 Dem Schachtner Beats Jarchow to Take Senate Seat

Scott Walker, a Republican, called Schachtner's win a " wake up call ". Of more than 22,400 cast across five counties, Schachtner garnered 12,241 votes to 9,907 cast for Rep.Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake) and 273 for Libertarian Brian L. The race has been considered a litmus test throughout the state - and beyond - to gauge whether the special elections success experienced by Democrats elsewhere in the country would find its way to Wisconsin.

World Attack against rabbi, two Palestinians killed
Author: 0 Attack against rabbi, two Palestinians killed

Members of the Tamimi family have frequently engaged in confrontations with Israeli soldiers in their West Bank village of Nebi Salah, and the family has emerged as a symbol of the Palestinian resistance against Israel. The case has shone a spotlight on what critics say is an unfair military justice system that abuses the rights of Palestinian minors in the West Bank.

World Watch terrifying video of speedboat crashing into fishing boat in Oregon
Author: 0 Watch terrifying video of speedboat crashing into fishing boat in Oregon

Footage shows Maess, who had been fishing with passengers Christopher McMahon and Roni Durham, frantically waving his arms and shouting 'Hey!' to try and get the attention of the boat bearing down on them. According to the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office , Maess and his two passengers were treated at Columbia Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

World Trump's chief of staff disowns pledge on Mexico wall
Author: 0 Trump's chief of staff disowns pledge on Mexico wall

At the same time, it suggested that Kelly, who served as secretary of homeland security before coming to the White House and has hard-line views on immigration that mirror the president's restrictionist approach, was positioning himself now as a moderating influence.

World Irish Border Issue 'Hasn't Gone Away, You Know,' Negotiator Says
Author: 0 Irish Border Issue 'Hasn't Gone Away, You Know,' Negotiator Says

Varadkar pointed out that in the future all European Union member states will be small states in comparison to the megacities and highly-populated countries of Asia, China and the global South. "That's as true for American tech companies as it is for European auto manufacturers, or for worldwide aerospace and defence companies". " Europe should not give advantages to our competitors by acting unilaterally", Varadkar said.