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World Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan enjoying dream reunion with 'best teammate' Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Author: 0 Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan enjoying dream reunion with 'best teammate' Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

The deal led to a flurry of activity in the end of the window, which saw Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang making his way to Arsenal and Olivier Giroud depart for Chelsea. Speaking on Sky Sports News, where he is a regular pundit, Paul Merson was anxious that the 65m German didn't come with a release clause, and felt that the deal was rushed and not typical of Arsene Wenger .

World Samoa declares state of emergency
Author: 0 Samoa declares state of emergency

The storm is now a Category 4, and forecasters expect it could grow to a Category 5 by the time it strikes Tonga Monday night. The special weather bulletin issued at 3:10pm today by the Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre (RSMC) in Nadi says close to its centre, the cyclone is expected to have average winds up to 195km/hr with momentary gusts to 275km/hr.

Author: 0 Tillerson in Egypt to start Mideast tour

United States officials agreed on Friday that most of Tillerson's discussions will likely be hard, saying those with NATO-ally Turkey will probably be especially prickly, given Turkish military action against US-backed Kurdish rebels in northern Syria and escalating anti-American rhetoric in Ankara.

World PM Modi addresses Indian diaspora on his maiden visit to Muscat
Author: 0 PM Modi addresses Indian diaspora on his maiden visit to Muscat

According to Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, Modi witnessed laying of the foundation stone for the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) temple on the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway. Modi met Philippe on the sidelines of the World Government Summit here. He recounts the time he last visited Oman, ten years ago while he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, while on a visit to Africa.

World Israel's diabolic plan for Palestine
Author: 0 Israel's diabolic plan for Palestine

Right now the Palestinians are not into making peace, they are just not into it. He told WAFA that Abbas' visit to Russian Federation comes amid extremely complicated circumstances where the region is affected by major events and escalating developments as a result to the U.S.

World No Olympic truce for US, North Korea in Pyeongchang
Author: 0 No Olympic truce for US, North Korea in Pyeongchang

Vice President Mike Pence is facing backlash for his staunch efforts to ignore North Korean officials at the Winter Olympic Games , even as the two Koreas continued their temporary truce, marching and competing as one team. Another shot, posted to Instagram, shows figure skaters South Korea's Kam Alex Kang-chan and North Korea's Kim Ju Sik grinning for a selfie and throwing up the peace sign.

World Pence, Warmbier's father meet with North Korean defectors
Author: 0 Pence, Warmbier's father meet with North Korean defectors

Impersonators of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called for peace at the Winter Olympics just before being thrown out by security. "I leave here very confident that we are going to continue to do the things we've known have to be done to continue to pressure North Korea to abandon their nuclear ambitions", Mr.

World Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit
Author: 0 Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit

The two Koreas technically remain at war, as the Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. "He did have a brief exchange with president Kim", said United Nations spokesman Farhan Haq. The Pences did not stand for the unified Korean team's entrance. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence also attended the opening ceremony but had no contact with the North Korean delegation.

World Wild storms lash southeast Queensland
Author: 0 Wild storms lash southeast Queensland

Meanwhile, up to 100,000 homes are still without power after the storm packing winds up to 100km per hour caused blackouts across Brisbane area. His injuries were not life threatening and he was taken to the Prince Charles hospital in a stable condition.

World Korea women's hockey team to make much-awaited Olympic debut
Author: 0 Korea women's hockey team to make much-awaited Olympic debut

Providing fuel to the ferry would have been a hard decision for Seoul because of concerns that North Korea is trying to use the Olympics to poke holes in global sanctions against the country over its nuclear and missile programs . Talks at the inter-Korean border led to North Korea's participation in Pyeongchang. The North Korean delegation that arrived in the South on leader Kim Jong Un's private jet also includes his sister Kim Yo Jong.

Author: 0 Turkey bombs Kurdish city of Afrin

Asked about the one-month pause, Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said , "That is not realistic". The US backed the plea, but Russian Federation, a long-time ally of Syria's government, shrugged it off. According to the United Nations, at least 277 civilians are reported to have been killed in the country between February 4th and 9th - with that number including 230 people killed in airstrikes by the Syrian government and its allies.

World Liberal media fawns over Kim Jong Un's sister
Author: 0 Liberal media fawns over Kim Jong Un's sister

But US has distanced itself from the North Korean overtures. Meanwhile a joint hockey team and a cheerleading squad has generated warm feelings, at least at the Olympics . The overture was conveyed by Kim's sister, Yo Jong, who is now in the South to attend the Winter Olympics , according to Deutsche Welle . "There are some who would not want to be in the same room together if it wasn't for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics ", Moon said.

World Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Day 1: Korean athletes parade in peace
Author: 0 Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics Day 1: Korean athletes parade in peace

All broke out in broad smiles. The first member of the North's ruling dynasty to visit the South since the Korean War ended in an armistice in 1953, Kim on Saturday made headlines across the globe when she delivered an invitation to South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit North Korea.

World Kentucky man kills four people and himself, police say
Author: 0 Kentucky man kills four people and himself, police say

The victims were not immediately identified and it is unclear what their connection to the shooter was. Police are at two deadly shooting scenes that leave five people, including the suspected gunman, dead in Johnson County. Police investigate the deaths of four people and their suspected assailant, Joseph Nickell, in and near Paintsville, Ky., on Saturday. . Sheriff Price further stated "We will continue to work this case in conjunction with the Kentucky State Police".

World Former Sri Lankan president takes lead at local gov't polls
Author: 0 Former Sri Lankan president takes lead at local gov't polls

According to unofficial results from various districts where polls were held yesterday, Rajapaksa's (SLPP) is expected to win a majority of the 340 councils. "This was a referendum on the government". Official sources said both men - who campaigned separately for their respective parties - were meeting senior aides to discuss the next moves.

World Iranian-Canadian environmentalist's death in prison raises questions
Author: 0 Iranian-Canadian environmentalist's death in prison raises questions

Seyed Emami's son Ramin said in social media posts that prison authorities had informed the family Friday that he had taken his own life. And one of his colleagues said Iran's academic community was in shock. Meanwhile Ali Shakourirad, head of the reformist Islamic Union Party, tweeted that the death had "caused a wave of questions and concerns among the public".

World Catholic school fires gay first-grade teacher after she marries her partner
Author: 0 Catholic school fires gay first-grade teacher after she marries her partner

Archdiocese of Miami spokeswoman Mary Ross Agosta confirmed Morffi's firing, saying that the teacher had broken her contract, according to the Miami Herald . Morffi refused and was sacked the next day, without being given a reason, Reyes-Gutierrez said. "If something along the way does not continue to stay within that contract, then we have no other choice".

World Amir-led group holds out olive branch to MQM-P convener
Author: 0 Amir-led group holds out olive branch to MQM-P convener

At least nine of the over four dozen members of the coordination committee are said to be government employees and all of them are supporting the Bahadurabad camp. Responding to allegations of amending the party's constitutions without informing the Rabita Committee and taking, in his control, other rights, Sattar questioned how a "powerful leader" like him was removed with such ease.

World Rand Paul slams Republican 'hypocrisy' over government shutdown-ending bill
Author: 0 Rand Paul slams Republican 'hypocrisy' over government shutdown-ending bill

When the bill eventually goes to the House, passage is not guaranteed. Rand Paul , refused to allow a speedy vote. At about 1:30 a.m. - an hour and a half after the government ran out of money - the Senate easily approved the legislative package 78-21 that its two party leaders had negotiated for a bipartisan breakthrough.

World Trump signs bipartisan budget deal; brief government shutdown over
Author: 0 Trump signs bipartisan budget deal; brief government shutdown over

After that, Congress will need to pass another funding bill, at the new spending levels, to prevent a shutdown and keep the government running. Only a few weeks after the last government shutdown ruined President Trump's inaugural anniversary celebrations, it's happening again.

World Trump accuses Democrats of playing politics with memo
Author: 0 Trump accuses Democrats of playing politics with memo

House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Trump's refusal to release the memo is a "stunningly brazen attempt to cover up the truth about the Trump-Russia scandal from the American people". Trump declassified the GOP memo over the objections of Rosenstein and Wray. She added Trump "is not interesting in transparency, he is interested in protecting himself and derailing the Russian Federation investigation".

World Pence says 'no daylight' between United States and allies on North Korea
Author: 0 Pence says 'no daylight' between United States and allies on North Korea

How will the U.S. react? These two images gave some Opening Ceremony viewers from home the impression that the Olympic athletes marched, cheered and waved their flags to an empty stadium. USA's J.R. Celski competes in the men's 1,500m short track speed skating heat event during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 10, 2018.

Author: 0 Olympics Begin With Opening Ceremony

Moon, on the other hand, has repeatedly stressed the need to keep the inter-Korean dialogue moving forward, so they may lead to a resumption of global negotiations on ending the North's nuclear ambitions. Kim Yong Nam on Friday took a picture with Moon and his wife Kim Jung-sook before entering the reception room. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence , who arrived in South Korea on Thursday ahead of the Olympics, also is to meet separately with Moon.

World Sword-wielding attacker in Yogyakarta church shot by cops
Author: 0 Sword-wielding attacker in Yogyakarta church shot by cops

A police spokesman said: Four people have been injured in the incident - quite seriously - but we still can not determine the perpetrator's motive. Church security tried to prevent the attacker from entering the church, but he forced his way in, police officials told CNN Indonesia.

World Safe return needed for Rohingya refugees - Johnson
Author: 0 Safe return needed for Rohingya refugees - Johnson

Speaking during a visit to a refugee camp in Bangladesh , and ahead of meeting Aung San Suu Kyi tomorrow, Mr Johnson said the Rohingya people should be able to return to their homes securely. He said: "It is vital that the Rohingya refugees must be allowed to their homes in Rakhine voluntarily, in safety and with dignity, under worldwide oversight, and when the conditions.

World Trump says more Republicans needed to curb spending
Author: 0 Trump says more Republicans needed to curb spending

The result could be the return of trillion-dollar deficits for the first time since Obama's first term. The measure took effect more than eight hours after federal funding technically expired at midnight. "What makes Democrats proudest of this bill is that after a decade of cuts to programs that help the middle class, we have a dramatic reversal", Schumer said.

World North Korea's Summit Offer Could Test US-South Korea's United Nuclear Front
Author: 0 North Korea's Summit Offer Could Test US-South Korea's United Nuclear Front

Ahead of the reception, South Korean media said Pence was expected to be seated opposite Kim Yong Nam , North Korea's nominal head of state, at the 12-seat head table. The invitation was issued through Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jong, who was attending the Games with the North's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam. During the parade of nations, they stood only for the USA team.

Author: 0 For South Korea, the North is both a friend and an enemy

Vice President Mike Pence did not deliberately snub North Koreans at an Olympic reception, according to U.S. officials who pushed back on South Korean reports that Pence deliberately came late to a VIP gathering Friday evening and then snubbed officials from Pyongyang .

World India, Oman sign 8 agreements as PM Modi meets Sultan Qaboos
Author: 0 India, Oman sign 8 agreements as PM Modi meets Sultan Qaboos

Various buildings in Abu Dhabi were lit in tricolor as the city was decked up to welcome Prime Minister Modi. Following the meeting between Modi and Sultan Qaboos, eight agreements were signed between India and Oman. The Indian Prime Minister was accorded a red-carpet reception where the UAE and Indian national anthems were played after which artillery fired 21 guns in salute to the VIP guest.

World Speeding train kills four wild elephants in Assam
Author: 0 Speeding train kills four wild elephants in Assam

A special train was sent from Lumding to help stranded passengers, an official of Northeast Frontier Railway said. Though the NF Railways says the incident took place at a location where there was no notified elephant corridor, the forest department has already given them a list of 19 locations in three forest ranges where elephants often move on the tracks.

World Trump has 'full confidence' in Kelly
Author: 0 Trump has 'full confidence' in Kelly

Porter resigned Wednesday after his two ex-wives said he had physically abused them. The development comes a few days after White House Staff Secretary Rob Portman, a close aide of US President Donald Trump , resigned a day after a UK-based newspaper published allegations of his two ex-wives, one of whom released a photo of herself with a black eye , accusing him of domestic violence.

World Israel downs Iranian drone and strikes Syria
Author: 0 Israel downs Iranian drone and strikes Syria

Describing Israel as "a staunch ally" of the USA, she emphasized Washington's support on Israel's right to defend itself from the Iranian-backed Syrian militia forces in southern Syria . Russian Federation is an ally of Iran, which has sent troops and advisors to back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "Such an aggressive policy practiced by Israel threatens stability in the region", said its Foreign Ministry in a statement .

World Trump signs U.S. spending bill ending government shutdown
Author: 0 Trump signs U.S. spending bill ending government shutdown

The majority leader said that he couldn't give Paul an opportunity because then everyone would want to offer amendments. "And this is a good bill". News outlets had indicated how this one was going to sail through the Senate earlier Thursday, after which the House would bat it around awhile before taking a vote later in the day.

World 2 seed in current NCAA Tournament field projection
Author: 0 2 seed in current NCAA Tournament field projection

But in the eyes of the NCAA Tournament selection committee, the Spartans still have work to do become a No. 1 or a No. 2 seed in next month's tournament. Villanova was selected as the second No. 1 seed (East Region). If the tournament started today, the Blue Devils would be the No. 2 seed in the East Region with Villanova as the top seed, Texas Tech as the No.

Author: 0 Turkish jets resume airstrikes over Syrian Kurdish enclave

Operations are conducted both from the air and from the ground. The report also said 11 Turkish soldiers were killed along with 11 other fighters, the highest death toll on any single day among the Turkish allied forces since the beginning of Operation Olive Branch.

World Deputies: Man rapes teen as she dies from overdose
Author: 0 Deputies: Man rapes teen as she dies from overdose

According to a graphic police report filed in court and obtained by DailyMail, com, on Saturday night, Noceda, a student at Mariner High School, had gone to a party in a mobile home park in Lynwood, where she met Varela. His co-workers encouraged him to take the woman to the hospital, but he told them he was "too exhausted". As his co-workers told police, Varela allegedly bragged at work about having sex with Noceda and described in graphic detail how he had broken her legs to load her body ...