• Lahore blast: Seven killed and many injured in explosion in Raiwind
Lahore blast: Seven killed and many injured in explosion in Raiwind

The nature of the blast was not immediately clear. The senior police official stressed that if the suicide attacker had managed to enter the congregation site, the death toll could have been much higher. The police personnel were changing the duty at the time of the blast, the witness said. Lahore and its surroundings have seen many bomb and ...

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  • Turkish hopes to fully seize Syria's Afrin region daydream: YPG spox
Turkish hopes to fully seize Syria's Afrin region daydream: YPG spox

A joint Turkish and Syrian rebel attack on the Kurdish enclave of Afrin has drawn Kurdish fighters away from the US -led coalition fight against ISIS and into an alliance with Assad against Turkey. Mahmoud also said Ankara's statements that civilians were being evacuated out of Afrin were false. The Turkish authorities use the word "neutralized" ...

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  • Chinese reporter's dramatic eye-roll breaks the internet and gets censored
Chinese reporter's dramatic eye-roll breaks the internet and gets censored

The impromptu news conference following a legislative meeting was staged on Tuesday at the "Ministers' Corridor" in the Great Hall of People, where China's biggest annual political gathering was held. Within minutes, numerous clips, GIFs and recreations of the eye roll began to spread like wildfire across the Chinese internet, prompting censors t...

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  • Ben Carson and wife selected controversial $31K dining set, emails show
Ben Carson and wife selected controversial $31K dining set, emails show

The 163-page release, obtained by the left-leaning group American Oversight , includes a series of email exchanges over the course of previous year in which top HUD staffers vet different furniture options and solicit input from Carson's wife Candy, as well as the secretary.

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  • New Yellow warning for Snow and Ice
New Yellow warning for Snow and Ice

A yellow weather warning was issued for middle... Forecasters are predicting that rain will turn to snow on higher ground across much of the east of the United Kingdom on Friday evening and into Saturday. Cold winds blowing in from the east will see temperatures drop back down to near freezing by the weekend. "Saturday, turning much colder with...

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  • Sessions Considering Firing FBI's McCabe Days Before Retirement, Jeopardizing His Pension
Sessions Considering Firing FBI's McCabe Days Before Retirement, Jeopardizing His Pension

Over the past year, McCabe has become a frequent target of criticism from Trump and Republican lawmakers, who allege that McCabe's time at the top of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was emblematic of political bias in the FBI's law enforcement work.

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  • Snow storm slams Northeast
Snow storm slams Northeast

The rest of New England was under a winter storm warning , and a winter weather advisory blanketed most of NY and parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and North Carolina. Amtrak temporarily suspended its Northeast Corridor service between Boston and NY until at least 11 a.m. Tuesday. The National Weather Service said Derry, New...

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  • Claire Foy Paid Less Than Matt Smith for 'The Crown'
Claire Foy Paid Less Than Matt Smith for 'The Crown'

Actress Olivia Colman, who won a Golden Globe award for her work in " The Night Manager ", will take over for Foy's character as Queen Elizabeth , while the new Prince Philip is yet to be cast. However, they also pledged to rectify the pay gap for future seasons. It's reported that Claire earnt around £40,000 per episode of the show. But sti...

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  • Dem operatives fume after Hillary disses Trump voters
Dem operatives fume after Hillary disses Trump voters

I may not have agreed with their choice, but I certainly respect them. "The Clintons are a virus in the Democratic Party". Clinton was critical of Trump's reality campaign tactics and questioned whether she should have provided more entertainment to voters who responded to Trump's brash style.

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  • Tillerson sacking: New dynamics in the State Department
Tillerson sacking: New dynamics in the State Department

Associated France Press ( AFP ) has quoted an unknown source in Washington saying "The president wanted to make sure to have his new team in place in advance of the upcoming talk with North Korea ". "Of course, I certainly expect that Russian Federation will continue to attempt to do this, but I am sure that America will be able to hold free a...

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  • Toys R USA to shutter 100 stores in the UK
Toys R USA to shutter 100 stores in the UK

The UK arm of Toys "R" Us entered administration, a form of creditor protection, in February, sunk by weak consumer sentiment, the growth of online sales and currency swings as a result of Brexit. "It is therefore with great regret that we have made the hard decision to. proceed with a controlled store closure programme", Thomas said. However, ...

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  • Seaside High teacher believed to have accidentally fired gun in class
Seaside High teacher believed to have accidentally fired gun in class

One student suffered an injury to his neck from either bullet fragments or debris falling from the ceiling, Pridgen said. The police department and school district placed Alexander on administrative leave while investigating whether he was legally allowed to have a gun on campus.

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  • Ex-South Korean President Questioned in Corruption Probe
Ex-South Korean President Questioned in Corruption Probe

Wednesday's interrogation of Lee comes 358 days after ousted President Park appeared at the prosecution's office to be questioned on March 21 previous year. Prosecutors believe the payment by Samsung is an indication that Lee is the real owner of DAS, as the tech giant had no reason to do so unless it was seeking some influence for its business int...

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  • US Appeals Court Upholds Texas' Crackdown on 'Sanctuary Cities'
US Appeals Court Upholds Texas' Crackdown on 'Sanctuary Cities'

Local leaders can also be penalized for "adopting, enforcing, or endorsing" policies that limit immigration enforcement laws; however the three-judge panel on the 5th Circuit allowed a block on punishment for "endorsing" against those policies.

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  • Thousands of NJ students to stage walkout to protest gun violence
Thousands of NJ students to stage walkout to protest gun violence

As a student of New Providence High School, I can understand the risks and reasons why the administration would take issue with the walkout at its scheduled time, but these risks are dwarfed by the meaning behind the protest. The nationwide walkout is both a memorial and protest action in response to the Parkland school shooting. They stood outside...

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  • USS lauds Trump tariffs on steel
USS lauds Trump tariffs on steel

Trump's exemptions on steel and aluminum products from Mexico and Canada did not satisfy lawmakers. Trump also pledged to impose "reciprocal tax" on countries like China and India if they do not match America's tariff. Stating that he wants a lot of steel coming to the US, Trump asserted that he wants it to be "fair". He says America...

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  • Duterte to withdraw Philippines from International Criminal Court
Duterte to withdraw Philippines from International Criminal Court

Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin, for his part, said that President can not, by himself, decide to withdraw the Philippines' ratification of the Rome Statute, the treaty which created the International Criminal Court (ICC ). Opened in 2002, the ICC is the world's only permanent war crimes court and aims to prosecute the worst abuses when national cou...

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  • Arrest made in Binghamton University homicide
Arrest made in Binghamton University homicide

Anderson, a nursing student at the State University of NY at Binghamton, was from Westbury, Long Island. Anderson indicated in the report she was in a relationship with Tercero, who eventually paid her for the damage and no further complaints were brought forward.

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  • Trump not retreating on gun control: White House
Trump not retreating on gun control: White House

Trump ignored their outstretched hand on universal background checks and started talking more about arming teachers. She described the plan as "pragmatic". The NRA on Friday sued Florida over a new gun law signed by Republican Gov. Rick Scott that bans the purchase of firearms by anyone under the age of 21.

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests 4 IL men for bombing of mosque
Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests 4 IL men for bombing of mosque

The men are accused of throwing a pipe bomb containing black powder into the mosque before it detonated . On Jan. 27, law enforcement received information from a confidential source indicating that McWhorter, Morris and Hari were responsible for the bombing.

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  • Grand Alliance, NDA poised for retaining their seats in Bihar by-polls
Grand Alliance, NDA poised for retaining their seats in Bihar by-polls

The RJD-Congress alliance is upbeat after a good voter turnout in Araria , Bhabua and Jehanabad and expressed confidence that the alliance candidates will win. The bye-election to the Araria seat was necessitated after the death of sitting RJD lawmaker Mohd Taslimuddin. Let us tell you that in this tired of the Arriya Lok Sabha by-election...

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  • Angela Merkel Re-Eelected For Fourth Term as Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel Re-Eelected For Fourth Term as Chancellor of Germany

Despite a hard start - former SPD head Martin Schulz first refused to enter a grand coalition, then was forced to walk back on his position, prompting his resignation - the parties are now in a position to "work together constructively" and put an end to Germany's "time of uncertainty", Scholz told reporters at a joint press conference alongside Me...

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  • Zarif opens Iran-Pakistan business forum in Karachi
Zarif opens Iran-Pakistan business forum in Karachi

The move may be seen as Zarif's bid to allay concerns here over the Indian involvement in the Iranian port, Dawn online reported. He compared Iran's relations with India to Pakistan's ties with Saudi Arabia. Iran's invitation to Pakistan to help develop its Chabahar seaport project brings good tidings and may be the most pivotal yet in terms of...

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  • With Pompeo's rise, uncertainty deepens for Iran nuclear deal
With Pompeo's rise, uncertainty deepens for Iran nuclear deal

In the meantime, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will serve as acting secretary of State. Trump's pick for secretary of State, CIA Director Mike Pompeo , will need to be confirmed by the Senate. Reminding Pakistan of trying to fix the problem itself, Pompeo said in an interview to the CBS last month , "We are doing our best to inform ...

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  • Trump sacks Secretary of State Tillerson, CIA chief takes over
Trump sacks Secretary of State Tillerson, CIA chief takes over

In a cruel twist of fate, one of Trump's most public clashes with Tillerson came when the president accused his top diplomat of "wasting his time" pursuing contacts with North Korea . If confirmed, 61-year-old Gina Haspel would become the first female head of the Central Intelligence Agency. He stressed the importance of a smooth transition to P...

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