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World GC students advocate for gun reform
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Students stood in a circle in the school's courtyard for 17 minutes as a demonstration of solidarity for the victims of the Parkland, Fla. massacre. "If they could look at the situation today at Antioch High School, that they would be okay with violent behavior", said Reed. District parents - some from the same family - disagreed on whether the walkouts were a good idea, and students varied on the action they'd like to see from lawmakers to make schools safer.

World Democrats Refuse To Pass Bill Designed To Help Terminally-Ill Patients
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On Tuesday, House Democrats blocked a Republican bill that would have allowed people to access experimental drugs without going through the FDA. Among Republicans, 227 voted for the measure, two against; among Democrats, it was 32-138. Frank Pallone of New Jersey, top Democrat on the Energy and Commerce panel. It's slightly different than a version that passed the Senate under unanimous consent, meaning no senator objected to the measure.

World Pakistan happiest country in region
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It's followed by Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland. The World Happiness report was released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations on March 14, just before World Happiness Day which was observed on March 20.

World Defamation: Kejriwal apologises, Majithia says will withdraw case
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Majithia said the Delhi chief minister's apology had affirmed that politics of smear campaigns would never succeed. "Today AAP has been murdered in Punjab by Kejriwal", Sidhu told reporters here. In his apology, Kejriwal said he had learnt that his allegations were unfounded. "I hereby withdraw all my statements and allegations made against you and apologies for the same", Kejriwal said.

World US accuses Russia of penetrating US energy grid
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House Republicans ended their probe into the Russian election meddling this week and said they had found no evidence of collusion with President Donald Trump's campaign. Petersburg-based "troll farm", two Russian intelligence services, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Russian citizens and businesses indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on charges of meddling with the 2016 US presidential election.

World USA slaps stiffer sanctions, accusations on Russian Federation
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After obtaining access, the Russian government cyber actors conducted network reconnaissance, moved laterally, and collected information pertaining to Industrial Control Systems (ICS). But Mr. Trump's comments came a full day after his United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley, took the lead with a more powerful statement at the Security Council.

Author: 0 Two militants killed, three policemen injured in Srinagar gunfight

BJP leader Anwar Khan attacked by terrorists at Khanmoh in Pulwama district. The hiding terrorist s however fired upon the security forces. A report from Khonmoh said that clashes between stone-throwing youth and security forces erupted soon after the encounter started.

World US Helicopter With Troops Aboard Crashes In Western Iraq
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The helicopter was carrying seven people when it crashed overnight, according to media reports. One of the officials said that fatalities were "likely" and so far there were no indications that the helicopter was brought down by hostile fire.

World Trump set to replace national security adviser HR McMaster
Author: 0 Trump set to replace national security adviser HR McMaster

McMaster told a forum last month in Germany that evidence for Russian meddling in the 2016 election was "incontrovertible" - a comment that drew a sharp, public correction from the president. How long McMaster might stay at the White House remains unclear. Several candidates have emerged as possible McMaster replacements, including John Bolton , a former U.S.

World Jammu& Kashmir: 3 terrorists arrested in Budgam
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Terrorists on Thursday attacked Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anwar Khan at Khanmoh area in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. The intermittent firing was going on when reports last came in. "Bodies of two militants have been recovered so far", an unidentified police spokesperson told PTI . They exhibited extreme care and caution while repulsing the attack.

World Trump's Treasury Announces New Sanctions on Russian Federation
Author: 0 Trump's Treasury Announces New Sanctions on Russian Federation

The announcement comes after months of arguments and scandals with some in Washington questioning Trump's willingness to confront the Kremlin even after being presented with the evidence. In a joint statement, Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May, and French President Emmanuel Macron, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said they "abhor the attack that took place" and called on Russian Federation to "to address all questions related to the attack".

World Syria finds chemical weapons workshop in Ghouta
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United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warned on Monday that if the UN Security Council fails to act on Syria , Washington "remains prepared to act if we must", just as it did past year when it bombed a Syrian government air base over a deadly chemical weapons attack.

World US students take to streets for gun control
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GERETY: That's where the school hoped to keep the walkout contained - a 17-minute remembrance for the 17 victims. "On a day we knew would be filled with passion and high emotions, we wanted to make sure we were including views from across the political spectrum, different geographies and demographics", said U.S.

World Disillusioned, divided cadre behind BJP bypoll loss
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Araria has formidable Muslim-Yadav electorate - 40% Muslims and 20% Yadavs - while Jehanabad is mainly Yadav-dominated. Similarly in Bihar , the BJP had been defeated by the Grand Alliance of Janata Dal-United, RJD and Congress in 2015 Assembly elections despite aggressive campaigning by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

World Six Nations: England can end Ireland's Grand Slam dreams
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At a business lecture on leadership in Japan a year ago, Jones referred to the Irish as "scummy" and Wales as a "little (expletive) place". I think they are so key to the Irish performance that this actually also makes Ireland vulnerable should anything happen to either of them during the course of the game.

World Ole Miss officially announces Kermit Davis as new basketball coach
Author: 0 Ole Miss officially announces Kermit Davis as new basketball coach

He led the program to three NCAA Tournament appearances over the last five years. Davis replaces Andy Kennedy, who resigned in February after almost 12 years leading the Rebels. Ole Miss was 12-20 last season, and Kennedy resigned in February. If Davis could find more Justas-style players that fit his defensive scheme, his Ole Miss team will give opponents 40 minutes of hell.

World Pro-Trump TV pundit is president's new top economic adviser
Author: 0 Pro-Trump TV pundit is president's new top economic adviser

Kudlow, an informal adviser to Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, had also criticized the president's decision, saying tariffs would harm steel-consuming producers. Kudlow has praised the administration's attention to the issue of intellectual property theft and forced technology transfers by China and Chinese companies.

World Singapore remains world's most expensive city in 2018
Author: 0 Singapore remains world's most expensive city in 2018

While housing prices and rents continue to rise in Hong Kong, low inflation has kept general groceries relatively cheaper than other cities in the top 10. Despite topping the ranking, Singapore still offers relative value in some categories, especially compared with its regional peers. The results by the EIU come as Singapore's ranking in the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network's happiness index has been plummeting, year after year.

World North America pick 23 cities for 2026 World Cup bid
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FIFA will choose the 2026 host in June, in a vote of its 211 member associations. Under the bid's previously announced structure, the United States will host 60 of the tournament's 80 games. The B.C. government said it could not come to an agreement with the bid committee. The bid committee projects more than 5.8 million tickets sold, generating over $2 billion in ticketing revenue.

World Malcolm Butler agrees to 5-Year, $61M deal with Titans
Author: 0 Malcolm Butler agrees to 5-Year, $61M deal with Titans

Late Tuesday night, Tennessee Titans fans, myself included, began to worry about the decided lack of roster moves made by Tennessee as star players were being snatched up left and right. Butler went on to show his appreciation of Patriots fans and the love he will always have for New England. "I wasn't feeling too well", Butler said, as transcribed by WEEI.

World Lawyer: 'Stocking strangler' inmate should not be executed
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Gary still had appeals pending before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Carlton Gary , 67, is scheduled to be put to death Thursday evening at the state prison in Jackson in what would be Georgia's first execution this year.

World 'Beginning of the end for ICC'
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In a statement signed by Duterte on Wednesday, he declared that The Hague-based organisation "has no jurisdiction nor will it acquire jurisdiction" over him. He said the ICC "prematurely made a public pronouncement of a preliminary examination, which effectively created the impression that I am to be charged in the International Criminal Court for serious crimes falling under its jurisdiction".

World Gavin Williamson: Russia should 'go away and shut up'
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As a precautionary measure, thousands of British soldiers will also be vaccinated against anthrax, in light of the growing chemical and biological threat from a range of state actors, Williamson will also say. "We know the chemical threat doesn't just come from Russian Federation but from others". In a move to ensure personnel are protected and ready to deploy to areas where the risk of this type of attack exists, Mr Williamson will state how the voluntary vaccination will offer "vital ...

World Syrians stream out of rebel-held Ghouta town as army advances
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The YPG is the Syrian affiliate of the PKK, which Turkey, the USA and the European Union all consider to be a terrorist organisation. Fresh supplies of food aid reached Syria's rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Thursday for the first time since last week, as thousands fled the besieged region near the capital Damascus, aid groups and a monitor reported .

World Amber Alert issued for missing IL toddlers
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Marhkam Police Chief Mack Sanders said the children appeared to be safe and healthy. Illinois State Police are seeking the public's help in finding two missing children who may be in danger. "Period." Washington's relatives declined to comment before the children were found Thursday, but his mother said "these kids need to come home, this is where they live".

World Italy to double contribution to UN Palestinian refugee agency: minister
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The U.S. funding cut was announced amid tensions between President Donald Trump and the Palestinian leadership over the president's move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December. "Financing #UNRWA to enable it to follow through with its mandate is an global political, legal, moral and humanitarian responsibility", Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi wrote on Twitter.

World Paul Manafort Could Face 300+ Years in Prison
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Mueller was appointed primarily to investigate connections between Russian Federation and Trump's 2016 campaign, but the USA special counsel law allows him to prosecute any crime uncovered by his investigation. In a recent order confining Manafort to his home , U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III, who presides in the Virginia case, noted that Manafort posed a significant flight risk because of his wealth and the fact that he "faces the very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in ...

World Trump loses two free trade advocates in one week
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Their outdated plant and equipment prevent them from using newer , more cost-efficient production methods and adapting to world competition. A European Commission source told the News that no formal meetings have been scheduled, but contact with the U.S.at multiple levels is expected this week to get more information on exclusions.

World Thousands of Brazilians mourn slain Rio councillor, rights activist
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People look on as Rio's Civil Police officers transport Brazilian politician Marielle Franco's auto, where she was found shot dead in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil on March 15, 2018 . Of Afro-Brazilian descent, Franco overcame many obstacles and leaped over odds, earning a position as a city council member with the fifth highest vote among her peers.

World White House says Trump has been tough on Russian Federation
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The Trump administration accused Russia on Thursday of a concerted, ongoing operation to hack and spy on the USA energy grid and other critical infrastructure, and separately imposed sanctions on Russian officials for alleged high-tech interference in the 2016 American presidential election.

World North Port police: Woman took knife from would-be kidnapper and killed him
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The woman won't be criminally charged, Taylor said. He ran, but officers found him in a wooded area on South Biscayne Drive between Coco Solo Avenue and Herbison Avenue. Ludwick's history and comments surrounding the disappearance of Natalee Ann Holloway in Aruba during May of 2005". Ludwick recently claimed to have known the location of Holloway's remains.

World Dozens Of Gold Bars Reportedly Fell From An Airplane In Siberia
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A plane lost £265,000,000 of diamonds , platinum and gold after the precious cargo fell out of a loose hatch in the hold. Residents of Yakutsk, Russia, were in for an interesting morning on March 15 when a cargo plane accidentally dropped its valuable cargo all over the runway and the surrounding areas due to a malfunctioning door.

World Saudi threatens to develop nuclear bomb if Iran does
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His plans include meeting with President Trump in the White House and with business, entertainment and technology leaders in a number of American cities. Saudi Arabia is a staunch opponent of Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers, including the USA, which puts certain limits on Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of the nuclear-related sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

World Israel hits Hamas posts in Gaza in response to bombs
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The attacks caused limited damage, they added, although no injuries were reported . Hamas has not claimed responsibility for the explosive device. The IDF reportedly eased the open-fire regulations in response to the heightened tensions, allowing soldiers to use lethal fire to prevent similar approaches to the border fence in future.

World Austin police get 370 suspicious package calls, find…
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Three of the victims are black, while the 75-year-old woman is Latina. She was named by family as Esperanza Herrera. Police in Austin, Texas , have said they can not rule out a string of deadly bombing attacks as hate crimes after a celebrated teenage musician was named as the second victim.

World Slovak Premier Offers to Quit If His Party Can Stay in Power
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Fico has been fighting to keep his three-party government intact after coming under pressure to call a snap election. "There will be a resignation and Smer as the strongest party will pick a candidate for prime minister". Fico has been in power since 2012 and is known overseas for his anti-immigrant stance. Just before he was found shot dead along with his fianceé at his house outside of Bratislava, Mr Kuciak had been looking into suspected mafia links of Italians with businesses in ...

World Taoiseach will invite Trump to Ireland in show of 'hospitality'
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Speaking in Washington ahead of his St Patrick's meeting in the White House Mr Varadkar said: "The invitation that Enda Kenny made to Donald Trump stands". In a break from tradition there will be no public remarks from the Vice President and the Taoiseach following their breakfast tomorrow. "I was telling President Trump I was here as a congressional intern back in 2000 but they didn't let me into the White House", Mr Varadkar said.

World White House Prepares Tough Import Restrictions Against China
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The White House declined to comment on the size or timing of any move. "We are not happy either", Tusk said. The trade war fears at least temporarily eclipsed data from China which showed industrial output expanding at a surprisingly faster pace at the start of the year.

World Lockdown at Righetti High School was related to Atascadero 'shoot-up' school threat
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San Leandro Unified School District Superintendent Mike McLaughlin says the school will be closed on Thursday local time as a precaution, "unless we notify you otherwise", American broadcaster KTVU reports. The duration was a tribute to the 17 students and staff killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14. The disturbing discovery comes one the heels of #NationalWalkoutDay , in which thousands of students across the country walked out of their ...

World Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key join movie Wendell and Wild
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Peele is coming off a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Get Out , which he also directed. We could hope for a reunion special or maybe even a revival, but with its creators/stars Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele now killing it in Hollywood, that's unlikely.

World TTV Dinakaran floats new party, unveils flag with Jayalalithaa's image
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AIADMK is now headed by Jayalalithaa loyalist O Panneerselvam , who is also the deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu . Actor-turned-politician Kamal Hassan launched his party "Makkal Neethi Meyam" in Madurai. Mr Dinakaran won the RK Nagar Assembly by-poll in December a year ago as an independent candidate on the pressure cooker symbol. Dhinakaran said that the ruling government in Tamil Nadu has been formed by "backstabbing".

World 3 shot at UAB Highlands Hospital in Birmingham
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The male shooter was found with a self-inflicted gunshot in a room on the third floor's emergency wing. He is being treated at the main hospital trauma unit. Authorities with UAB confirm that all surgeries at the Highlands campus scheduled for Thursday have been canceled after this incident . The first officers entered the hospital and then transitioned out once the SWAT team arrived.

World A new Splinter Cell might be unveiled at E3 2018
Author: 0 A new Splinter Cell might be unveiled at E3 2018

Last week, Ubisoft announced The Division 2 was now in development, and it's one of three upcoming triple-A franchise titles in the works releasing by the end of fiscal year 2020. Rumors of a new Splinter Cell have persisted since 2016 when there were reports of Sam Fisher's original voice actor, Michael Ironside, being seen at Ubisoft's Toronto studio.

World Maran bros discharged from phone exchange case
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Last month, the CBI argued opposing the discharge petitions filed by Dayanidhi, Kalanithi Maran and others, saying there was prima facie material to proceed against them. The CBI, which alleged a loss of '1.78 crore to the exchequer, had invoked provisions under the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act.