• What Okorocha, Kalu said at APC rally in Abia
What Okorocha, Kalu said at APC rally in Abia

The statement further called on the ruling party to reckon with its conscience on what led to the poor attendance of the rally even as it carpeted the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for failing to keep the promises made to Nigerians in his 2015 electioneering campaigns.

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  • Tunisia protests: Why are people taking to the streets?
Tunisia protests: Why are people taking to the streets?

Demonstrators have taken to the streets in a number of Tunisian cities this week, calling for the government to scrap new austerity measures which include a hike in fuel prices and taxes on goods. The leader of Tunisia's main opposition party Popular Front, Hamma Hammami, said they would increase protests until the government dropped the "unjust" 2...

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  • Amir Khan returns to Boxing with Three-Fight Deal
Amir Khan returns to Boxing with Three-Fight Deal

Khan and Hearn have traded insults in recent years, and Khan didn't appear interested in working with one of the two most prominent promoters in the United Kingdom. He added: "I'm determined to win another world championship and I'm confident I've got the right team behind me to help me do so". As they sat in front of a big banner with Khan's liken...

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  • Parineeti Chopra in lead role in 'Kesari'
Parineeti Chopra in lead role in 'Kesari'

Parineeti Chopra has been roped in to play the lead role opposite Akshay Kumar in Kesari and the 29-year-old actress is "excited to be a part of this legendary journey", she tweeted on Wednesday. A few days back, Akshay Kumar had released the first look of Kesari , his film in collaboration with Karan Johar . This film also marks Arjun Kap...

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  • Syrian Military Says Repel Israeli Missile Attacks near Damascus
Syrian Military Says Repel Israeli Missile Attacks near Damascus

The Israeli army overnight carried out air strikes and fired rockets at targets in Syria, causing damage near a "military position", the Syrian army said in a statement on Tuesday. Israel is concerned that Iran will use the power vacuum in war-torn Syria and strong Russian influence to establish military bases in Syria with the aim of opening up a ...

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  • California US Rep. Darrell Issa to retire
California US Rep. Darrell Issa to retire

Issa's decision continues a string of GOP lawmakers who have chose to retire rather than take on what would be a hard re-election battle. "Yet with the support of my family, I have decided that I will not seek reelection in California's 49th District".

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  • Strong encryption an 'urgent public safety issue', Federal Bureau of Investigation says
Strong encryption an 'urgent public safety issue', Federal Bureau of Investigation says

Even though Apple stonewalled the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the San Bernardino shooter's case and others related to encrypted iPhones and iPads, it has given the Chinese government access to Apple's new data center in that country.

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  • New York Fire Department Responding to Trump Tower Fire
New York Fire Department Responding to Trump Tower Fire

US President Donald Trump was in Washington DC at the time. ABC News reported that a firefighter and a building engineer suffered minor injuries. In total the president has an interest in more than 30 properties across the U.S. and a large portfolio of stocks and shares. Once the investigation is complete, the results will be released, th...

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  • SAD welcomes new SIT for anti-Sikh riot cases
SAD welcomes new SIT for anti-Sikh riot cases

The apex court said a supervisory body appointed by it has found that out of 241 cases, 186 cases were closed without investigation. Large-scale riots had broken out in Delhi in the aftermath of the assassination of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by two Sikh security guards on October 31, 1984.

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  • Trump gives Feinstein a re-election gift
Trump gives Feinstein a re-election gift

Trump dubbed Feinstein "Sneaky Dianne" and claimed that she released Simpson's testimony from August "in such an underhanded and possibly illegal way". "Her action undermines the integrity of the committee's oversight work and jeopardizes its ability to secure candid voluntary testimony relating to the independent recollections of future witnesse...

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  • Natural disaster in Caribbean prompts tsunami warning; no deaths reported
Natural disaster in Caribbean prompts tsunami warning; no deaths reported

The country operates a small naval base on Great Swan Island, about 27 miles (44 km) west of the quake's epicenter, but it was not immediately clear how the tremors affected the station. "You may not feel the natural disaster but if you see the sea withdraw an unusual distance and/or hear a loud rumble/roar, get to higher ground". It's one of the...

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  • Seahawks reportedly fire offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell
Seahawks reportedly fire offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell

Bevell would be the first Seahawks coordinator to be fired since Bates. While Seattle has enjoyed a tremendous run of success in recent seasons - this is the first time since 2011 the team hasn't been part of the playoffs, making back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, with one win, in that span - Bevell's play-calling has often come under fire.

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  • 'I Don't Think She's Intrigued': King Talks About Oprah's Political Plans
'I Don't Think She's Intrigued': King Talks About Oprah's Political Plans

Hmmm, oratory skills, moral clarity. However unlikely, Oprah Winfrey as a presidential candidate is not implausible. Mr Trump's daughter, Ivanka, tweeted her support for Winfrey, not necessarily politically though. He'd better hope not. Even if Winfrey wasn't thinking about the White House on Sunday morning, could the Golden Globes none...

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  • Weather: Freezing rain possible
Weather: Freezing rain possible

Temperatures fell dramatically overnight, forming a layer of ice over the roads which is now getting covered in a blanket of snow. The frigid air is expected to stick around through the rest of the week, so dress appropriately. Sunday will feature a good supply of sunshine and the low early Sunday will be in the lower ti mid 20s, while highs w...

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  • CPI leader compares Pinarayi Vijayan to Modi, Trump
CPI leader compares Pinarayi Vijayan to Modi, Trump

The Chief Minister and the CPI-M can not absolve themselves now and it was a "naked misuse of power", he alleged. Facing opposition heat over the alleged action, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday sought to play down the controversy, saying there was nothing wrong or unusual about it.

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  • #JusticeForZainab: Waqar Younis, Wahab Riaz demand Justice for Zainab
#JusticeForZainab: Waqar Younis, Wahab Riaz demand Justice for Zainab

Soon after, CJP, Army Chief and Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif took notice of policemen accused of firing and District Police Officer Kasur was removed from his position pending an investigation on the police fire. Zainab's mother cried, surrounded by reporters at the global airport in the capital Islamabad. Many shared a meme that told Zai...

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  • Yellow warning for fog issued for Northern Ireland
Yellow warning for fog issued for Northern Ireland

The national forecaster is warning of "showers merging to longer spells of thundery rain". This new warning follows a status orange weather alert which was in place earlier in the week due to the very low temperatures the country was experiencing.

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  • Playing of National Anthem In Movie Halls Not Mandatory
Playing of National Anthem In Movie Halls Not Mandatory

The Home Ministry's new committee is now looking at the norms that suggest the playing of the National Anthem before movie screenings in cinema halls. The bench had further stated that an Indian doesn't need to wear his patriotism on his sleeves. A question was raised on the basis of a PIL (public interest litigation) on the order of mandatory ...

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  • First Alert Weather: Chance for showers today under mostly cloudy skies
First Alert Weather: Chance for showers today under mostly cloudy skies

I'm not going that high and won't put numbers on it until probably Thursday evening, but I feel good saying we'll see a good amount of accumulation on the ground as we wake up Saturday . In fact, temperatures may steadily fall Friday , even as skies clear. Expect lows to drop into the upper teens, plenty cold enough for some black ice and slick...

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  • Discovery Channel Tells Employees It Is Moving Headquarters to NYC
Discovery Channel Tells Employees It Is Moving Headquarters to NYC

Discovery Communications is leaving their Silver Spring headquarters and moving to NY, the company announced Tuesday. "From an operating and financial perspective, it became clear that, pending closure of the Scripps transaction, we could not operate three large facilities in the US", Discovery CEO David Zaslav said in a memo to employees.

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  • UIDAI introduces virtual IDs, Could be used instead of Aadhaar numbers
UIDAI introduces virtual IDs, Could be used instead of Aadhaar numbers

To begin with, the UIDAI has introduced the Virtual ID concept. This is a temporary 16-digit, randomly-generated number that an Aadhaar holder can use for authentication along with his/her fingerprint instead of disclosing the Aadhaar number.

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  • Department of Health takes on social care and adds new ministers
Department of Health takes on social care and adds new ministers

Responding to a question from Labour MP Tracy Brabin about a constituent who photographed patients sleeping on the floor in hospital, he said: "The honourable lady will have heard last week the apology from the Secretary of State to those patients who are having operations postponed, and I absolutely am prepared to apologise today to those patients...

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  • Attorney General Rescinds Obama-Era Marijuana Guidelines
Attorney General Rescinds Obama-Era Marijuana Guidelines

The Colorado senator said Sessions promised him that he would not repeal the Obama-era policy on lenient enforcement before being confirmed as the nation's top law enforcement official. "Cities also fall into this uncertain category, when you have the attorney general acting as irresponsible as he has acted with regards to the memo", Hancock said.

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  • Syria Confirms Major Israeli Attack on Damascus
Syria Confirms Major Israeli Attack on Damascus

Extensive bombing and violent clashes were taking place inside and around the base late at night, while the army fought its way to recapture the compound's buildings, the state tv reporter said during a live broadcast from a nearby location.

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  • Blinded By Pellets Kashmir, Insha Mushtashaq Passes Her Class 10 Exams
Blinded By Pellets Kashmir, Insha Mushtashaq Passes Her Class 10 Exams

I was allowed to have a writer in the exams and she did her best. While she is still trying to learn braille, she was helped by her friend to write the exam. "I was expecting more, having worked hard for the exams, but you know what pellets did to me". "The tutors used to visit my house every day and read tutorials for me".

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