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World Trump Recommends Attorney General Jeff Sessions Implement Ban on Bump Stocks
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Nikolas Cruz , the 19-year-old suspect in last week's Parkland, Florida , attack, the deadliest high-school shooting in recent United States history, legally bought the AR-15 authorities say was used in the attack. They can be bought for as little as $100 without the need for a criminal background check. The NRA has been a great supporter. "The President spoke to Senator Cornyn on Friday about the bi-partisan bill he and Sen".

World North Korea Backed Out of US Meeting
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Visitors to Pyeongchang included Vice President Mike Pence as well as North Korea's ceremonial head of state Kim Yong Nam and Kim Yo Jong, the telegenic sister of leader Kim Jong Un . However, "At the last minute, DPRK [North Korean] officials decided not to go forward with the meeting", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement.

World Palace rejects United States intel report tagging Duterte as threat to democracy
Author: 0 Palace rejects United States intel report tagging Duterte as threat to democracy

There is no revolutionary government or nationwide martial law, which United States intelligence officials say Duterte might impose, he added. The only other reference to the Philippines in the 28-page report said that the country was identified by the Freedom House in 2016, as one of 30 nations worldwide, which " used social media to spread government views, to drive agendas, and to counter criticism of the government online ".

World Melania Trump's parents may have used 'chain migration'
Author: 0 Melania Trump's parents may have used 'chain migration'

Though the establishment media has sought to make the case for continuing chain migration by interjecting Trump's family and his advisers' ancestry into the immigration debate, the White House's efforts to end chain migration have been centered on the lack of support the process has with the American public, the national security vulnerabilities intertwined in chain migration, and its negative , wage-crushing impact on working and middle-class American communities.

World Trump says more must be done to protect children
Author: 0 Trump says more must be done to protect children

Trump said he had asked his administration in October 2017 how the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives regulate bump fire stocks and similar devices . "We look forward to the results of that process as soon as it is duly completed," it said in a statement. They can be bought for as little as $100 without the need for a criminal background check.

World Govt opens commercial coal mining for private sector
Author: 0 Govt opens commercial coal mining for private sector

Currently, private sector is allowed coal mining for captive use only. "The ripple effect of efficient coal mining will benefit the downstream sectors of iron and steel, cement and power in improving their market access and serving a larger cross-section of buyers as a vehicle for economic growth", the industry grouping said.

World Lindsey Vonn's Olympic dreams dashed in women's super-G
Author: 0 Lindsey Vonn's Olympic dreams dashed in women's super-G

Since those 2014 Winter Games , almost every decision she made pointed to this day. The four-time world champion took a strategic approach to her training ahead of Wednesday's women's downhill race, which will probably be Vonn's best chance of Olympic gold in Pyeongchang .

World Nikolas Cruz could get hefty inheritance, may not need court-appointed lawyer
Author: 0 Nikolas Cruz could get hefty inheritance, may not need court-appointed lawyer

The charges can bring the death penalty, but prosecutors have not yet said if they will seek capital punishment. When we went to a friend's house, he went with us. "It's his right to own a gun", James responded. On his Instagram page, Cruz brandished multiple guns: a shotgun and a BB gun. James Snead thought he had the only key to the safe, but he now believes Cruz kept one for himself, he told the paper.

World California cops say 'disgruntled' student's school shooting plot thwarted
Author: 0 California cops say 'disgruntled' student's school shooting plot thwarted

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Wednesday that a security officer at El Camino High School near Whittier overheard the teen "say that he was going to shoot up the school sometime in the next three weeks". One of the guns was registered to the teen's 28-year-old brother. The security officer notified school officials, who contacted the sheriff's department.

World Varadkar opposes the introduction of direct-rule in Northern Ireland
Author: 0 Varadkar opposes the introduction of direct-rule in Northern Ireland

Under the terms of the agreement Northern Ireland can only have a devolved executive if the largest unionist and nationalist parties - the DUP and Sinn Fein - govern in coalition. He reiterated Dublin's "firm position" that the Good Friday Agreement must be implemented in full, and that the Irish Government does not want to see the introduction of direct rule in Northern Ireland.

World Liam Gallagher will honour the Manchester bombing victims at tonight's BRIT Awards
Author: 0 Liam Gallagher will honour the Manchester bombing victims at tonight's BRIT Awards

Ariana Grande was scheduled to attend and perform a special tribute at the 2018 Brit Awards later tonight, dedicated to the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack. But she's now said to have pulled out, after falling ill and being forbidden from flying. "She cried for days, she felt everything - every face they announced, every name, she wore on her sleeve".

World Trump is reportedly mulling raising the age limit for purchasing guns
Author: 0 Trump is reportedly mulling raising the age limit for purchasing guns

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee called for a state ban on the attachments after the Las Vegas massacre . Trump's announcement comes as the White House is facing increased pressure after the Florida school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School , where 17 people were killed .

World Evangelist Rev. Billy Graham dies at age of 99
Author: 0 Evangelist Rev. Billy Graham dies at age of 99

He's preached to more live audiences than anyone in history and rose to prominence as a spiritual adviser for nearly every USA president. Graham did not consider himself a strict interpreter of the Bible and preached a conservative, but not fundamentalist, Christianity.

World Venezuela starts its own oil-backed cryptocurrency
Author: 0 Venezuela starts its own oil-backed cryptocurrency

Meanwhile, global media report on the plight of the Venezuelan people who are struggling with hyperinflation and shortage of food, medicines and pretty much everything else, of babies dying of malnutrition and lack of medicines. Today cryptocurrency is born that can compete with "Superman" - said Maduro, alluding to the USA dollar. The country has world's biggest proven oil reserves.

World Querrey, Anderson advance to New York Open final
Author: 0 Querrey, Anderson advance to New York Open final

Anderson beat fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan, the tournament victor from 2013-16 when it was played in Memphis, Tennessee, 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (4) in the night match. He would have risen to a career-best No. 11 with a victory. "Then I kind of got some momentum back at the end of the second there but it was kind of too little, too late".

World JPMorgan Chase to replace its headquarters with a 70-story skyscraper
Author: 0 JPMorgan Chase to replace its headquarters with a 70-story skyscraper

The new 70-story headquarters will be about 1,200 feet and give the company an extra 1 million square feet of office space, The New York Times reported . The current JPMorgan tower was built in 1961 and stands at 52 stories and 700 feet. Most employees now located at 270 Park Avenue would be relocated nearby during the five-year construction period, which is expected to start in 2019.

Author: 0 Bitter cold Siberian weather with snow could engulf Ireland in coming days

High pressure locked over Scandinavia will drag a plume of numbing air into Britain from Siberia and Eastern Europe. Prof Adam Scaife, from the Met Office Hadley Centre, said: "This warming results from a breakdown of the usual high-altitude westerly winds and it often leads to a switch in our weather: with cold easterly conditions more likely to dominate subsequent United Kingdom weather".

World National, state leaders react to the passing of The Rev. Billy Graham
Author: 0 National, state leaders react to the passing of The Rev. Billy Graham

A very special man. Reverend Graham will be remembered as a talented, inspiring and dedicated North Carolinian. During the following years Graham, through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, developed a highly professional but spiritually grounded methodology which saw him preach the gospel to almost 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories.

World South Africa to increase Value-Added Tax for first time in 25 years
Author: 0 South Africa to increase Value-Added Tax for first time in 25 years

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced an increase in taxes on alcohol and tobacco excise duties of between 6% and 10%. The new rate is the first hike since the end of white-minority rule in 1994. Analysts forecast this year's growth will jump to 1.8 percent. The Treasury said South Africa faced a 48.2 billion rand revenue gap in the current 2017/18 fiscal year ending in March, down from an earlier estimate of 50.8 billion rand, and that the revenue shortfall was expected to ...

World Couple accused of locking up adopted kids without food or water
Author: 0 Couple accused of locking up adopted kids without food or water

According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, deputies responded to a residence in the 4100 block of North Flowing Wells Road regarding suspicious activity involving a child. "I always even said I think those children are very book smart, but I was anxious because they were home-schooled", Teresa Robinette, Louise's sister, said, NBC News reported.

World International Mother Language Day: Promoting and Celebrating Linguistic and Cultural Diversity
Author: 0 International Mother Language Day: Promoting and Celebrating Linguistic and Cultural Diversity

The objective of this day is to protect and sustain the native languages. "We have to practise this and we have to learn this", she said. The UN understands it and hence observes 21 February as the International Day of Mother Languages . One language disappears on average every two weeks, taking with it an entire cultural and intellectual heritage, says UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation).

World Yobe Attack: 48 Of 94 Missing Students Return
Author: 0 Yobe Attack: 48 Of 94 Missing Students Return

The Yobe state government said on Wednesday more than 50 students were still unaccounted for. She wrote on her twitter handle: "God forbids that the presidency, President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerian army continued to keep the public in suspense any further on what really happened two days ago at the Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School, Dapchi, in Yobe.

World Shahbaz Sharif takes notice of firing at Lahore's Sessions Court; summons report
Author: 0 Shahbaz Sharif takes notice of firing at Lahore's Sessions Court; summons report

Kashif, who was later arrested, is said to be a lawyer but the police are investigating the claim. A police officer and suspect facing trial were killed while another police officer was injured in the shooting. Further investigation into the firing incident has been underway, he said. A heavy contingent of police reached the site of the firing, cordoned off the area and conducted a search within the court premises.

World Critical week for gun control debate
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After reading one of President Trump's tweets to the crowd she responded, saying, "We know that they're claiming that there are mental health issues and I am not a psychologist but we need to pay attention to the fact that this isn't just a mental health issue".

World Japan wants USA to explain F-16 jettisoning fuel tanks
Author: 0 Japan wants USA to explain F-16 jettisoning fuel tanks

R. Scott Jobe, commander of the USA base, after the F-16 jettisoned its two external fuel tanks into Lake Ogawara in Aomori Prefecture. A city official said Jobe apologized for causing anxiety among the public and pledged to recheck aircraft maintenance and reeducate pilots.

World Lizzy Yarnold retains Olympic skeleton gold medal
Author: 0 Lizzy Yarnold retains Olympic skeleton gold medal

German Jacqueline Loelling followed Deas and bettered the Brits time to confirm she would end up with a medal but Yarnold guaranteed at least silver with a huge 51.46 run in her final heat to pile the pressure on Austria's Flock. She has passed away and so it's a way to feel connected with her. Whereas, the reigning Olympic Champion's time was only good enough for ninth in the session and she dropped down to third overall.

World Shuhaib murder: 2 CPM workers arrested
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Drawing a connection between the grant of parole to CPI (M)-linked murder convicts and the murder of Shuhaib, Chennithala charged that the killing of the youth activist bore an eerie resemblance to the murder of RMP leader T P Chandresekharan by CPI (M) workers.

World Nawaz Sharif not eligible to hold post of PML-N party chief
Author: 0 Nawaz Sharif not eligible to hold post of PML-N party chief

The news also comes months ahead of expected general elections, pitting the PMLN against the ascendant Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led by former cricketer Imran Khan. In its judgement, the three-member bench ruled that former premier Nawaz Sharif does not qualify to serve as the PML-N president. The video message came shortly after a three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar barred Nawaz Sharif from heading the PML-N.

Author: 0 State Department says N. Korea passed up meeting with Pence

The Washington Post reports that the North Korean decision came after Mr Pence denounced that country's nuclear ambitions and announced a further series of U.S. "The president made a decision that if they wanted to talk, we would deliver our uncompromising message", Mr. Ayers said. It would've been the highest level of engagement between American and North Korean officials in more than a decade.

World Guj dalit death: Rallies held, Mevani detained
Author: 0 Guj dalit death: Rallies held, Mevani detained

However, Mewani tweeted he was pulled out of a auto by police in a "very uncivilised manner". The police though claimed the MLA had misbehaved during detention. He was fighting for Hemaben Vankar, a landless Dalit farm labourer, who had alleged that authorities were not allotting a plot of land to her family despite collecting Rs 22,236 in 2013.

World Bihar Board 2018 Class 10th Examination Begins
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The exams will be held in two shifts: from 9.30 am to 12.45pm and 2pm to 5.15pm. And a similar incident was repeated yet this year, 1,000 students were dismissed for cheating. Society under Societies Act. In addition to 1000 students, 25 fake examiners were also caught and FIRs were lodged against guardians for helping their wards to cheat in the examinations.

World Kentucky Democrat's Win Shows the Potential for a Huge 2018 Wave
Author: 0 Kentucky Democrat's Win Shows the Potential for a Huge 2018 Wave

Dan Johnson killed himself in December after adamantly denying the sexual assault allegations from the pulpit of his church. A Kentucky Democrat won a special election for the state House of Representatives in a rural county that backed President Donald Trump in 2016.

World 'Brexit is a mess' Boris Johnson tells German officials - European Union sources
Author: 0 'Brexit is a mess' Boris Johnson tells German officials - European Union sources

It includes a number of "suggestions" for securing a successful Brexit, including "taking control" of World Trade Organisation tariff schedules that regulate trading. They warned the United Kingdom will be "legally barred" from striking free trade deals if it remains in the single market or customs union. It said that instead of predictions the country could take a hit of up to 8%, Gross Domestic Product is projected to increase by at least 2% over the 15 years after Brexit once the plans ...

World PM Modi to visit Nagaland and Meghalaya on poll campaign tomorrow
Author: 0 PM Modi to visit Nagaland and Meghalaya on poll campaign tomorrow

The PNB detected the scam in which jeweller Nirav Modi acquired fraudulent letters of undertaking from one of its branches for overseas credit from other Indian lenders. Without Meghalaya, India is not complete. We have already seen Nirav Modi, we have seen Rotomac, and we have seen Mallya. Highlighting Congress" "contribution' in the emergence of Meghalaya in terms of literacy, the Congress president said, "Under the Congress Govt, we have seen the emergence of Meghalaya as the most ...

World Alabama policeman killed trying to apprehend murder suspect
Author: 0 Alabama policeman killed trying to apprehend murder suspect

SWAT teams arrived around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday after a man barricaded himself in a home, authorities said. Battiste said that police investigating the Tuesday night death of Fonda Poellnitz had identified her ex-husband, Robert Hollie, as a person of interest.

World The Guardian view on Barry Bennell: a chapter, not the whole story
Author: 0 The Guardian view on Barry Bennell: a chapter, not the whole story

Some members of the public began to applaud as he was sent down, but the judge ordered them to stop. He said: "To those boys you appeared as a god.in reality you were the devil incarnate". It was the first time Bennell appeared in front of his victims as he made his appearance via video-link throughout the rest of his five-week trial.