• Leo Varadkar to back liberalizing Irish abortion laws
Leo Varadkar to back liberalizing Irish abortion laws

However, the Government is expected to outline proposals for a potential law change that it would put before the Dail in the event of the Eighth Amendment being repealed. Last December, a report by a specially convened parliamentary committee found that the section of the state's constitution that confers equal rights on the mother and unborn child...

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  • Trump mentions rejoining climate change accord
Trump mentions rejoining climate change accord

Last year was the planet's third-warmest year on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , with average temperatures across global land and ocean surfaces reaching 54.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Several scientists criticized Trump's assessment of climate change and its effects as dead wrong. Mr Trump's comments echo a...

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  • Colder temperatures continue to arrive in West Michigan
Colder temperatures continue to arrive in West Michigan

The northern areas will see the least amount of sunshine for today , and that will play a factor in high temperatures. Both Wednesday and Thursday will have a good deal of sunshine, but the former is cold and the latter relatively mild.

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  • Australia aims to become 'top 10' defence exporter
Australia aims to become 'top 10' defence exporter

Among other moves, the government will create an Australian Defence Export Advocate posting to support the Australian Defence Export Office, which will provide the arms industry with the constant high-level advocacy needed to promote weapons manufacturers overseas, the Guardian reports .

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  • Budget Session kicks off, Centre to push triple talaq bill
Budget Session kicks off, Centre to push triple talaq bill

A group of women activists today said it rejected the Centre's triple talaq bill, holding that it was "draconian" as well as "ambiguous". Besides the triple talaq legislation, which criminalises instant talaq by Muslim men, the government is also likely to make a pitch for the passage of the OBC bill, which seeks to give a constitutional st...

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  • Dozens of People Dead, Wounded in Huge Kabul Blast
Dozens of People Dead, Wounded in Huge Kabul Blast

People help carry an injured man to the hospital following a suicide attack in Kabul , Afghanistan , Saturday Jan. 27, 2018. Among the deadliest was on Saturday, when a Taliban attacker drove an ambulance filled with explosives into the centre of the city, killing at least 103 and wounding up to 235.

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  • Afghanistan: 40 Killed, 140 wounded as massive blast rocks Kabul
Afghanistan: 40 Killed, 140 wounded as massive blast rocks Kabul

Afghan volunteers carry a body at the scene of a vehicle bomb exploded in front of the old Ministry of Interior Affairs in Kabul on January 27, 2018. Coordinator of the #Italian aid group Emergency , #Dejan Panic, said that their nearby trauma hospital had received more than 50 wounded. Meanwhile, after each attack come the condemnations .

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  • Volkswagen Denies Involvement in Animal Cruelty in Monkey Experiment
Volkswagen Denies Involvement in Animal Cruelty in Monkey Experiment

The EUGT research was created to counter a 2012 decision by the World Health Organization to classify diesel exhaust as a carcinogen, the New York Times said. VW "distances itself clearly from all forms of animal abuse", the group said in a statement Saturday, after the New York Times reported that a United States institute commissioned by Germ...

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  • Netanyahu, Putin, to discuss military cooperation in Syria
Netanyahu, Putin, to discuss military cooperation in Syria

The "attempt by Iran to transform Lebanon into a huge missile site, a site for the production of high-precision missiles for use against Israel" will also be discussed. "Today Netanyahu is the only leader in the world who manages to maintain a very good relationship with the president of the United States and the president of Russia at the same tim...

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  • Water shut-off looms in South Africa's Cape Town
Water shut-off looms in South Africa's Cape Town

Long lines of South Africans collect water daily from a natural spring pipeline in an upscale suburb of Cape Town, illustrating the harsh impact of a drought that authorities say could force the closure of most taps in the country's second-largest city in just over two months, an occasion ominously known as "Day Zero".

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  • Google Announces Investment in GO-JEK
Google Announces Investment in GO-JEK

Several media outlets recently reported that Google, along with Singapore's sovereign fund Temasek Holdings and China's Meituan-Dianping, invested in Go-Jek which valued the company at around $4 billion. While Go-Jek already leads Uber and Grab in the Indonesian market, Grab has emerged as the leader across the Southeast Asia region. Go-Jek's sma...

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  • Clearing and cold tonight, snow chances return Monday
Clearing and cold tonight, snow chances return Monday

Mostly cloudy with a bit of snow late. Temperatures will slowly fall throughout the day as colder air is behind a cold front that will move through around sunrise. Highs will range from 30s to the north, to the 40s and low 50s south where spots see more sunshine longer. The best chance of seeing 2 inches of snow will be for western areas over the r...

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  • Updated forecast: Some snow coming for Tuesday
Updated forecast: Some snow coming for Tuesday

An approaching low pressure system will bring rain on Thursday night, but enough cold air is expected to seep in to permit a changeover to snow. Warmer temperatures and rain should melt the rest of it away. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Partly sunny during the day and mostly cloudy at night. Northwest wind 7 ...

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  • Second half dooms WVU in 83-76 loss to Kentucky
Second half dooms WVU in 83-76 loss to Kentucky

On Saturday, the Wildcats added another one to the memorable list, storming back from a 17-point deficit in the second half to defeat No. 7 West Virginia 83-76 in Morgantown as part of the Big 12-SEC Challenge. Kentucky would tie the game at 66 with four straight free throws from Nick Richards . The Wildcats lost three of five games durin...

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  • Bob Casey to vote for 20-week abortion bill
Bob Casey to vote for 20-week abortion bill

The bill's supporters argue that fetuses aborted after 20 weeks can feel pain. The legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate , where Republicans don't have 60 votes necessary to overcome a filibuster from Senate Democrats , who blocked a similar bill in 2015.

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  • Michigan State rebounds from big deficit to trump Maryland
Michigan State rebounds from big deficit to trump Maryland

We were in their place. Surely, there will come a time in the near future when Michigan State coach Tom Izzo will allow himself to savor another 20-win season and look forward to competing in the NCAA Tournament. "I think sometimes guys just have to focus on their job and then deal with the other stuff after, and thats what they did". This ...

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  • River Seine levels rise further as Paris braces for flood risk
River Seine levels rise further as Paris braces for flood risk

Waters will begin to slowly recede over the next week, Norman said. Residents along the river have been forced to leave their homes and in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, a south-eastern suburb of the city, people have had to wade through thigh-high muddy water and use boats to get around.

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  • Tax evasion row: Amala Paul appears before Kochi crime branch once again
Tax evasion row: Amala Paul appears before Kochi crime branch once again

The actor appeared before the EOW after she was asked to give clarity regarding an earlier statement she had given in the case. Officials said that they are trying to avoid an arrest and therefore have asked the actor to visit and clarify her statements.

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  • West Bengal: 2 dead, 50 trapped as bus plunges into Bhairab river
West Bengal: 2 dead, 50 trapped as bus plunges into Bhairab river

The body of one passenger has been recovered but it is not clear how many people were on board the bus that had sunk in the canal which is connected to the Jalangi river, a tributary of the Hooghly. So far the bus could not be spotted in the river. The relief operations have begun. Expressing her grief over the accident, Chief Minister Mamata Ban...

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  • Angelina Jolie tells Al Arabiya long-term solution needed for Syrian refugees
Angelina Jolie tells Al Arabiya long-term solution needed for Syrian refugees

Jolie referred to these countries as "an example to the world, at a time when solidarity with refugees is in short supply". "I urge the members of the Security Council to come to the region, visit the camps and talk to the refugees", Jolie stressed.

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  • Hillary Clinton Reads Fire and Fury For the Grammys 2018
Hillary Clinton Reads Fire and Fury For the Grammys 2018

Then a roll-call of mega star performers take turns reading excerpts from Mcihael Wolff's bombshell book, which claims to chart behind the scenes of Trump's first few days in power. Clinton: The Grammy's in the bag? Corden replied, "In the bag!" "Don't ruin great music with trash", she tweeted , adding that it "ruined" the show.

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  • Governor Normal to attend Olympics in PyeongChang
Governor Normal to attend Olympics in PyeongChang

The group will travel to Korea next month and will familiarise themselves with the Games environment in Alpensia before taking in some action across the following five days, which will include medal ceremonies and visits to the two Olympic Villages.

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  • I would be tougher than May in Brexit talks
I would be tougher than May in Brexit talks

However, his take on the matter reflects the view of the UK's private-sector enterprises, as the lengthy Brexit talks have stirred market volatility and hampered investment sentiment - resulting in the British business community demanding more decisive steps from the Tory and Unionist Cabinet.

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  • Chris Gayle to miss 2018 IPL after going unsold for first time
Chris Gayle to miss 2018 IPL after going unsold for first time

West Indian Chris Gayle , one of the IPL's star performers over the past decade, also went unsold in the first round. Players not sold in the first go may be recalled by the teams at the end of the auction when they will be re-presented for bidding.

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"Cambodia invites India to invest", says PM Hun Sen

PM Modi, whose government has extended support to woman's literacy programme and tried to curb female foeticide and infanticide through its "Beti bachao, beti padhao" (Save the girl child, educate her) initiative, also said woman power has contributed a lot in the positive transformation in the country.

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