• Philippines Says Helicopters Bought From Canada Won't Be Used For Attacks
Philippines Says Helicopters Bought From Canada Won't Be Used For Attacks

The decision to review the sale over concerns that the Philippines could breach the rules by deploying the helicopters in counter-insurgency operations came a day after the two countries signed the deal valued at USA $233 million (12 billion pesos), reports said.

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  • Sexual harassment in Westminster is rife - it's time for #MPToo
Sexual harassment in Westminster is rife - it's time for #MPToo

A cross-party committee today recommended anonymity along with a tougher Code of Conduct and a range of sanctions for those who behave inappropriately, including expulsion or mandatory training and future behaviour agreements. One in five people at Westminster have experienced sexual harassment, according to a parliamentary report leaked to the In...

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  • Shed wrong Manik, wear Hira: Narendra Modi
Shed wrong Manik, wear Hira: Narendra Modi

There were stringent rule and restrictions of harvesting bamboo even in the private land. "People here aspire to more and better employment opportunities". "For something as basic as a ration card, people here have to approach the party office". The communists here force common people to depend on them for everything, he said, adding "this is the...

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  • WashPost Rips Budget: GOP, Dems Running Up National Debt
WashPost Rips Budget: GOP, Dems Running Up National Debt

Republican and Democratic Senate leaders announced a budget agreement Wednesday that includes a big boost in spending for the Pentagon and would keep the government running past a looming deadline. "This bill is the product of extensive negotiations among Congressional leaders and the White House", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky...

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  • Nineteen kids killed in Syrian airstrikes
Nineteen kids killed in Syrian airstrikes

Russian warplanes stepped up airstrikes on Idlib over the weekend, the last rebel-held province in Syria . The group posted several videos on social media showing men coughing and being put onto stretchers. BEIRUT-Syrian government air strikes killed 31 civilians including 12 children in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region near Syria's capit...

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  • Rahul, Jaitley face-off in Lok Sabha over Rafale deal
Rahul, Jaitley face-off in Lok Sabha over Rafale deal

Opposition ruckus over the Rafale deal interrupted Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's Lok Sabha speech defending the Budget 2018-19, even as he countered allegations regarding the aircraft contract, saying the opposition was trying to manufacture a scam when there was none.

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  • Turkey 'neutralises' 1028 terrorists in Syria's Afrin
Turkey 'neutralises' 1028 terrorists in Syria's Afrin

Rescuers from the White Helmets, an award-winning organisation featured in an Oscar-nominated documentary, could be seen rushing shredded bodies covered in white dust to ambulances hurtling down streets littered with rubble. At least 10 civilians were killed in airstrikes carried out by Russian aircraft in the rural countryside of Syria's northwe...

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  • Winter Olympics unlikely to build bridges between two Koreas, says expert
Winter Olympics unlikely to build bridges between two Koreas, says expert

North Korea informed the South on Wednesday that leader Kim Jong Un's sister, an increasingly prominent figure in the country's leadership, will be part of a high-level government delegation traveling for the Olympics . Kim is the youngest daughter of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. A White House official, however, cautioned aga...

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  • Dow plunges more than 1000 points as volatile trading continues
Dow plunges more than 1000 points as volatile trading continues

Global stock markets have started to claw back the steep losses racked up over the past couple of days, with the United States markets leading the way. US Treasury yields climbed earlier after the Bank of England said interest rates probably need to rise sooner, adding to expectations of reduced central bank monetary stimulus around the world.

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  • Energy Security, Infrastructural Investments Will Be Top Priority During PM Modi's Visit
Energy Security, Infrastructural Investments Will Be Top Priority During PM Modi's Visit

The Congress party today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "lowering the dignity of his office" with his remarks in Parliament regarding party MP Renuka Chowdhury and demanded his apology. Naidu had disapproved of the behaviour but Modi asked him not to stop Chowdhury. Modi was quick in attacking Renuka Chowdhury as he said: "I request yo...

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  • India refuses Yameen envoy an audience
India refuses Yameen envoy an audience

Refuting such reports, the Embassy of Maldives issued a statement here on Wednesday stating that it was India that rejected meeting the Special Envoy as both Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj were travelling.

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  • 'Discourteous' EU 'unwise' to publish plans for Brexit transitions - Davis
'Discourteous' EU 'unwise' to publish plans for Brexit transitions - Davis

A DExEU source said that the proposals were "ridiculous" and had provoked "consternation" across the Government. Mrs May chaired the Brexit sub-committee on Wednesday and do so again on Thursday to thrash out what kind of trade relationship the United Kingdom will seek in negotiations.

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  • Former NBA assistant coach RJ Adelman dies after being struck by vehicle
Former NBA assistant coach RJ Adelman dies after being struck by vehicle

According to the report, Adelman was not in a crosswalk when he was struck February 2. Adelman, 44, was crossing a street in downtown Houston at around noon on February 2 when he was reportedly struck by an 80-year-old woman driving a minivan.

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  • Several Super Bowl winning football players to skip traditional White House visit
Several Super Bowl winning football players to skip traditional White House visit

Whether it be Philadelphia, New Jersey, Ohio, Louisiana, or this entire country, I want to see changes in our criminal justice system. "I don't want to go out of my way to go see someone who isn't even welcoming the men in this locker room and our different cultures".

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  • 'US decision to suspend security aid to Pakistan was ineffective'
'US decision to suspend security aid to Pakistan was ineffective'

The PPP leader also said that the USA had spent billions of dollars in aid for Pakistan but pointed out "it was an exchange for services rendered in Pakistan's fight against extremism". The Chairman PPP also said Pakistan had wrongly been blamed for allegedly supporting the militant outfits in Afghanistan as the United States with the assistance of...

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  • Rand Paul: Another CR Means Congress Hasn't Done Its Job
Rand Paul: Another CR Means Congress Hasn't Done Its Job

Without new funds, federal agencies would have to be ordered to partially shut down. "It's high time someone says, 'Enough is enough, ' and fixes our awful, no good, very bad budgetary process", Paul concludes. Paul said bringing the almost two-decade-long military presence in Afghanistan to an end would better serve the military than continuing ...

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  • Syrian Kurds: Turkish forces hit school, water plant in Syria's Afrin
Syrian Kurds: Turkish forces hit school, water plant in Syria's Afrin

In apparent retaliation, rockets were fired on Damascus's Bab al-Touma neighbourhood, killing three civilians, the state news agency SANA reported. The U.S., which has cooperated with the YPG in fighting the terror group Islamic State in the past years, has urged Ankara to limit its military operations in Syria, while warning about the risk of ...

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  • US Senate reaches two-year bipartisan budget deal: leaders
US Senate reaches two-year bipartisan budget deal: leaders

The two-year deal, which would increase current spending caps by roughly $300 billion, would include a major boost for military spending, with slightly smaller increases for domestic programs. "The Budget Agreement today is so important for our great Military", he wrote on Twitter . House Democrats opposed the GOP efforts because the bill did ...

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  • White House says it is pushing ahead with plans for military parade
White House says it is pushing ahead with plans for military parade

While representatives of the Trump administration hid behind the excuse of wanting to spend money on honoring the troops, it's unclear why we should honor them in this specific way or how soldiers would benefit from a parade. It quoted an unidentified military official as saying, "The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France...

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  • Devin Nunes Wants to Build a Literal Wall Around His Democratic Colleagues
Devin Nunes Wants to Build a Literal Wall Around His Democratic Colleagues

Some sources suggest the wall is the idea of Republican chairman Devin Nunes , and it's not going over well with the committee's highest-ranking Democratic member. "I swear to God I didn't know that", he said. Nunes and the committee's top Democrat, Rep. The GOP memo, released publicly earlier this month, alleges surveillance abuses in the F...

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  • Coast Guard searching for 3 missing fishermen near Jacksonville
Coast Guard searching for 3 missing fishermen near Jacksonville

Weather conditions on Wednesday night added another obstacle, but crews were able to add more resources to the search Thursday. The exact location, nature of distress, description of the vessel and number of people possibly aboard are all unknown.

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  • Pentagon uncertain over Trump military parade location
Pentagon uncertain over Trump military parade location

The DC Council tweeted on it's official page this morning that the schools are open, but the "Great Tank Parade" is "canceled". "We're going to have to top it. "With the war in Afghanistan winding down, now is the time to keep with longstanding American tradition and kick off a campaign for the first New York City welcome home parade for troops t...

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  • Toronto police find remains of six victims
Toronto police find remains of six victims

Toronto is reeling from allegations that Bruce McArthur systematically targeted men in the city's gay community. All of the men disappeared between 2012 and 2016. McArthur was his landscaper. An alleged serial killer accused of murdering five men is expected to face more charges after Toronto police announced the discovery of more human remains...

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  • Last Two ISIS 'Beatles' Captured in Syria
Last Two ISIS 'Beatles' Captured in Syria

Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh were reportedly involved in the torture and killings of Western hostages. The American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, as well as Abdul-Rahman Kassig, an aid worker are thought to be among their victims.

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  • South Korean president to meet North Korean leader's sister
South Korean president to meet North Korean leader's sister

It's a drastic change of pace from 2017 where the rouge nation routinely broke worldwide laws with their missile tests. South Korean President Moon Jae-in plans to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's sister and other senior North Korean officials who are coming to the South on Friday for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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