• Britons killed in Grand Canyon helicopter crash named
Britons killed in Grand Canyon helicopter crash named

It's unclear what caused the crash. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, Kenitzer said. The pilot, 42-year-old Scott Booth and passengers, 29-year-old Ellie Milward, 32-year-old Jonathan Udall and 39-year-old Jennifer Barham were all flown to the University Medical Center in Las Vegas where they're listed in cr...

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  • Mohan Bhagwat's statement, disrespect to Constitution: Pinarayi
Mohan Bhagwat's statement, disrespect to Constitution: Pinarayi

Saying that Bhagwat's comments were in "poor taste, against Constitutional propriety", Pinanrayi Vijayan wrote on Facebook that Bhagwat had tried to belittle the Indian Army. However, the RSS claims that Bhagwat was not comparing Army with Sangh . While addressing Sangh workers at Zila school ground on the last day of his six-day visit of Muza...

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  • Winter Olympics 2018 medal count: Norway leads all countries with eight
Winter Olympics 2018 medal count: Norway leads all countries with eight

Sweden's Charlotte Kalla got the first gold of the entire 2018 Winter Olympics in the 15-kilometer cross-country skiathlon. The figure skating team event ended with the United States in third, adding a bronze medal to their total. However, it is still Norway atop the medal counter, and it is largely because of one event in particular. Simen Hegst...

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  • Trump's infrastructure plan doesn't favor Gateway tunnel project
Trump's infrastructure plan doesn't favor Gateway tunnel project

Peter DeFazio of OR, the top Democrat on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said in a Saturday radio address. The White House provided some details in a background call with reporters over the weekend and his administration has provided other guidance in recent weeks.

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  • Pence raises prospect of USA talks with North Korea -…
Pence raises prospect of USA talks with North Korea -…

Most notably, Kim sat directly behind U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at Friday night's opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, creating the unique image of two top officials whose governments have been locked in a loud argument, suddenly seated just feet away from each other.

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  • Iraqi reconstruction to cost $88 billion
Iraqi reconstruction to cost $88 billion

Baghdad declared victory against IS in December, after nearly three years of war against the jihadist group that left large swathes of the country destroyed and millions displaced. Officials said housing was an urgent priority - the war damaged some 138,000 housing units, of which half had been completely destroyed. The fighting left large swathes ...

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  • Filipino workers from Kuwait arrive in Manila
Filipino workers from Kuwait arrive in Manila

However, those who wish to stay in Kuwait will be allowed to do so. Bello, for his part, assured Filipino workers who would be repatriated from Kuwait, as well as those who would be affected by the ban that they will be assisted in finding alternative employment in the Philippines or overseas.

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  • Prime Minister questioned over Barnaby Joyce's lover being appointed to two jobs
Prime Minister questioned over Barnaby Joyce's lover being appointed to two jobs

Mr Drum's taxpayer-funded staffing allocation was reportedly boosted by one to accommodate Ms Campion. The Prime Minister said Mr Joyce had made it clear the employment of Ms Campion was never discussed with him or the prime minister's office.

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  • Kim Yo Jong Fascinates, And Puzzles, In South Korea
Kim Yo Jong Fascinates, And Puzzles, In South Korea

Between the lunch and talks, they spent nearly three hours together. Kim Eui-kyeom, spokesman for President Moon, told a televised press briefing that Kim Yo Jong , the younger sister of the DPRK leader, delivered a letter of Kim Jong Un to Moon showing Kim's willingness to improve inter-Korean relations.

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  • S Africa's ANC party to hold meeting as pressure mounts on Zuma
S Africa's ANC party to hold meeting as pressure mounts on Zuma

Mr Zuma, 75, faces a number of corruption charges after nine years in power. The occasion of Ramaphosa's speech was heavy with symbolism because he spoke from the same balcony where Mandela spoke on February 11, 1990, after he was released from prison by the white minority government of the time.

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  • Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster spotted floating in space
Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster spotted floating in space

David Bowie's "Life on Mars " was playing in the background, obviously. The somewhat unusual payload is part of the Falcon Heavy's maiden flight, and the vehicle was originally destined for a trip around Mars . They didn't stop there. The Falcon Heavy is price-listed at $90 million, a bargain in the business of rockets. With the prospect an adv...

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  • South and North Korean officials continue exchange during Olympics
South and North Korean officials continue exchange during Olympics

The North Koreans were to fly back to Pyongyang later Sunday on a private jet, wrapping up a three-day trip. South Korean officials have said Moon was invited to Pyongyang to speak with Kim Jong Un during the talks and lunch that Moon hosted at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on Saturday.

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  • Jerusalem was highlight of my year, says Donald Trump
Jerusalem was highlight of my year, says Donald Trump

President Trump made the controversial announcement on December 6 a year ago, instructing the State Department to relocate the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. Trump said he could understand why a number of other presidents who made moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem a campaign pledge, "bailed on their promise", because "I will tell yo...

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  • North Korea's Olympics delegation leaves thorny questions behind
North Korea's Olympics delegation leaves thorny questions behind

United States Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, in Pyeongchang to represent the USA, were seated directly in front of the North Korean delegation. Kim Yo Jong , left, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shakes hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games ...

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  • Michigan Basketball: Highlights and reaction from win over Wisconsin
Michigan Basketball: Highlights and reaction from win over Wisconsin

Unfortunately, Nebraska sits a game ahead of them and has the head-to-head win over the Wolverines as well. And a loss to Wisconsin certainly would have been bad. The victory was important for a few reasons. "One of those things that plays into it is shooting 36 percent in the first half", Gard said. Unlike many of their most recent games, the ...

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  • Pence bashes North Korea's military parade, endorses Trump's parade
Pence bashes North Korea's military parade, endorses Trump's parade

They met the unified Korea team and took group pictures with the players on the rink after the game. "Obviously, it's in the back of our heads that this goes bigger than just hockey and this combined team", defenseman Marissa Brandt said Friday.

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  • Turkish forces push into Syria as Afrin offensive enters fourth week
Turkish forces push into Syria as Afrin offensive enters fourth week

Turkish jets on February 11 destroyed targets in northwestern Syria within the range of the southern Turkish border district of Hatay. State-run Anadolu Agency reported, the chopper had crashed in the southeastern Turkish province of Hatay however Yıldırım said the incident took place in Syria's northern Afrin province in their initial s...

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  • Seoul seeks communication, lower military tension ahead of possible North Korea summit
Seoul seeks communication, lower military tension ahead of possible North Korea summit

It was a sharp, but possibly fleeting, contrast with many months of rising tensions connected to the North's continued development of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles. Pence had arrived in South Korea for the opening of the Olympics with a clear intention to isolate North Korea. VP hangs out with USA athletes instead of dining with Kim regim...

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  • BJP supports, Opposition parties decry Jayalalithaa portrait unveiling
BJP supports, Opposition parties decry Jayalalithaa portrait unveiling

The affair of unveiling a portrait of former Tamil Nadu chief Minister J Jayalalithaa inside the state Assembly split the political spectrum along lines of propriety, with the ruling AIADMK faction hailing the leader as a "powerful figure in politics", and arch-rival DMK condemning it for celebrating someone convicted of amassing wealth beyond kn...

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  • Albert Adomah on target for Aston Villa in English Championship
Albert Adomah on target for Aston Villa in English Championship

N'Doye clearly wasn't happy with the defender's involvement and proceeded to handle Terry by his neck. The game finished 2-0 to Aston Villa which sees them move into an automatic promotion place and extend their winning streak to seven wins in a row.

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  • Attack on Srinagar CRPF camp foiled, encounter underway
Attack on Srinagar CRPF camp foiled, encounter underway

Combing operations underway at the Sunjwan Army Camp. Earlier in the day, a fierce encounter broke out between terrorists and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday morning following a thwarted bid to attack a camp here.

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  • Russian anger after US-led coalition in Syria strikes pro-Assad fighters
Russian anger after US-led coalition in Syria strikes pro-Assad fighters

The UN humanitarian coordinator, Panos Moumtzis, has made this appeal but with no avail. Aid workers there say several hospitals have been bombed, some a couple of times in a largely successful effort to put them out of service and deter civilians from using them.

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  • Saudi Ritz-Carlton used as prison re-opens to the public
Saudi Ritz-Carlton used as prison re-opens to the public

The first phase of the purge ended last month, with officials reaching settlement deals valued at more than $100 billion with many of those held in return for not pressing formal charges against them. The hotel includes a bowling alley, ballrooms and massive indoor pools. The attorney general has said the government had arranged to seize more tha...

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  • Combined Korean hockey team makes historic Olympic debut
Combined Korean hockey team makes historic Olympic debut

The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics , the first Games held in South Korea in 30 years, officially opened on Friday with fireworks, song and symbolism featured amid celebrations of light, peace, and harmony. Kim Yo-jong arrived in South Korea on Friday with Kim Yong-nam, the North's nominal head of state, for the Games opening ceremony in Pyeo...

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  • North Korea is winning the Olympics - and it's not because of sports
North Korea is winning the Olympics - and it's not because of sports

The KCNA report cited Moon as saying inter-Korean relations should be mended by the parties concerned "at any cost as indicated by Chairman Kim Jong Un in his New Year Address". Mr Moon said the Koreas should "make it happen" and encouraged the North to return to negotiations with the US. The invitation, delivered by Kim's visiting sister Kim...

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