• CIA Nominee Likely to Face Scrutiny in Confirmation Hearing
CIA Nominee Likely to Face Scrutiny in Confirmation Hearing

Several Democrats criticized Trump's choices of Pompeo, arguing that Pompeo's hawkish positions and seeming willingness to bend facts as CIA director - such as saying the intelligence community had determined that Russian meddling had no effect on the outcome of the 2016 election - made him unsuitable for the role of top diplomat.

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  • Thousands flee Syrian rebel enclave after intense regime campaign
Thousands flee Syrian rebel enclave after intense regime campaign

The Red Cross said Thursday its president had travelled with a convoy carrying desperately needed food into Syria's rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta. "We could see all of this weeks ago that it was going to happen", said Center of British Arab Understand directory Chris Doyle. In an address to the UN Human Rights Council, she voiced particular c...

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  • United Kingdom to build new chemical weapons defense center
United Kingdom to build new chemical weapons defense center

The attack has left former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in critical condition. "If we doubted the threat Russian Federation poses to our citizens, we only have to look at the shocking example of their reckless attack in Salisbury", Williamson said on Thursday.

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  • Mueller subpoenaed Trump Organization documents
Mueller subpoenaed Trump Organization documents

The breadth of the subpoena was not clear, nor was it clear why Mr Mueller issued it instead of simply asking for the documents from the company, an umbrella organisation that oversees Mr Trump's business ventures. Trump has warned Mueller about a "red line" he would cross if he expanded his probe beyond his family's business interests in Russian F...

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  • Are Donald Trump Jr. and wife Vanessa really getting a Divorce?
Are Donald Trump Jr. and wife Vanessa really getting a Divorce?

Another source claims that although there are indeed troubles, the couple is trying to work it out. The meeting eventually was summed up in an interview with the New York Times , in which Vanessa described Donald Trump Jr .as "the one with the retarded dad".

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  • Surveillance video released from Marjory Stoneman Douglas school school tragedy
Surveillance video released from Marjory Stoneman Douglas school school tragedy

The deputy failed to confront the gunman during the six-minute rampage, the video time stamps show, confirming the account of other law enforcement officers who raised questions about the response by the sheriff's office nearly immediately after the shooting.

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  • USA complains about India's export subsidy programmes at WTO
USA complains about India's export subsidy programmes at WTO

Consultations are the first step in the WTO dispute settlement process. To view the full article, register now. According to a statement by Lighthizer's office, India provided exemptions from certain duties, taxes and fees that benefit numerous Indian exporters, including producers of steel products, chemicals , pharmaceuticals, textiles and...

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  • Rio de Janeiro councillor shot dead in apparent targeted killing
Rio de Janeiro councillor shot dead in apparent targeted killing

Local authorities told reporters two men in a auto fired nine bullets at Franco's vehicle, killing her and the driver, while a press agent in the back seat survived with some injuries. "Matheus Melo was leaving the church. They come to kill our young!" she said . Her violent death underscores challenges in reducing bloodshed in Brazilian cities,...

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  • New US Sanctions Target Russian Intelligence, Companies For Election Meddling, Cyberattacks
New US Sanctions Target Russian Intelligence, Companies For Election Meddling, Cyberattacks

They include 13 individuals charged last month by Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller . "The administration is confronting and countering malign Russian cyberactivity, including their attempted interference in USA elections, destructive cyberattacks, and intrusions targeting critical infrastructure", Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchi...

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  • 'Trump seeking to slap steep tariff on Chinese imports', says report
'Trump seeking to slap steep tariff on Chinese imports', says report

The European Commission - which has drawn up a list of USA products worth 2.8 billion euros ($3.5 billion) on which it could impose tariffs if EU steel and aluminum is hit - also sought to be conciliatory. "Right at the time we need to work together as the liberal democracies of this world to curb unfair trade practices of China and others, we ar...

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  • AAP leaders in Punjab criticise Kejriwal for apologising to Majithia
AAP leaders in Punjab criticise Kejriwal for apologising to Majithia

In the past, Majithia was probed by the ED in connection with an alleged Rs 6,000-crore money-laundering and drugs case. These statements became a political issue. Now Ive learnt that the allegations are unfounded. One senior AAP leader, wishing not to be identified, said, "It seems it's time we quit politics altogether".

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  • Amber Alert issued for two children after mother shot, killed
Amber Alert issued for two children after mother shot, killed

He is prohibited from contact with the children by a protection order issued on November 30. Police Chief Mack Sanders says she had been seen arguing with Lynn Washington, the children's father, while returning from a club with another man.

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  • Bidhya Devi Bhandari re-elected as Nepal's President for second term
Bidhya Devi Bhandari re-elected as Nepal's President for second term

Meanwhile, Sushila Karki served as the country's first female chief justice until her retirement in 2017, shocking her political backers when she took a tough stance on Nepal's endemic corruption. A total of 549 lawmakers from the Provincial Council will vote to elect the new president. Incumbent President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Nepali Congress...

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  • Sister Of Domestic Terrorist Dylann Roof Arrested, Found With Drugs & Weapons
Sister Of Domestic Terrorist Dylann Roof Arrested, Found With Drugs & Weapons

Investigators say Roof also posted a Snapchat about the National School Walkout day protest against gun violence that alarmed fellow students, but no charges were filed for that message. Roof, a self-described white supremacist told authorities that he targeted a historic black church in hopes of starting a race war. South Carolina Governor...

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  • Saudis Will Pursue Nuclear Weapons If Iran Does
Saudis Will Pursue Nuclear Weapons If Iran Does

Using unusually harsh language, he went on to attack Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who he described as "very much like Hitler". "Many countries around the world and in Europe did not realise how unsafe Hitler was until what happened, happened.

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  • Flu Deaths Are Up Once Again
Flu Deaths Are Up Once Again

The flu season starts in October and runs through May. The number of deaths and hospitalizations surpass any flu season in Oklahoma since the department began tracking the illness in 2009. The main difference of course between the flu and the common cold are the severity and duration of symptoms. It will be hard to carry out your normal daily rou...

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  • United Nations gets $100M for Palestinians but still short
United Nations gets $100M for Palestinians but still short

The summit, co-organised by Jordan , Sweden , and Egypt in the Italian capital, convened on Thursday at the headquarters of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), where foreign ministers from the three countries discussed the financial crisis confronting the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA).

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  • Cargo Plane Malfunction Causes Gold Bars To Spill All Over Runway
Cargo Plane Malfunction Causes Gold Bars To Spill All Over Runway

What could appear to be stuff of fairy tales however, became a fact in Russia's Yakutsk Airport when an Antonov AN-12 aircraft took off on Thursday. Some 200 bars, each weighing about 20kg (44 pounds), were then scattered across the runway.

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  • Donald Trump picks first woman for Central Intelligence Agency boss
Donald Trump picks first woman for Central Intelligence Agency boss

But the political ground has shifted since the 66-32 vote to confirm Pompeo in January 2017 when the GOP-led Congress was eager to put the new president's team in place and Democrats were unwilling to stand in the way. Haspel was asked, Hayden said, "to go do hard things on behalf of the country, asked to do that by her director, by her country, an...

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  • Pedestrian bridge collapses at university; injuries unclear
Pedestrian bridge collapses at university; injuries unclear

According to the Miami Herald , authorities are expecting "mass casualties". He did not know at 2:15 p.m. how many people were injured or if anyone died. Both faculty and students have called for a pedestrian bridge at the busy street crossing, where they have to cross seven lanes of traffic to commute to the campus.

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  • MZP activists withdraw from Assam-Mizoram boundary at Hailakandi
MZP activists withdraw from Assam-Mizoram boundary at Hailakandi

Everything was quiet along the Assam - Mizoram border front with no report of any untoward incident today. Khan said that certain forces are at work to spread canards against the administration and derail the process to solve the border row peacefully and amicably at the highest government level.

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  • Oklahoma Mother Who Married Son, then Daughter, Sentenced to Prison for Incest
Oklahoma Mother Who Married Son, then Daughter, Sentenced to Prison for Incest

An Oklahoma Department of Human Services Child Welfare Division investigator learned of their relationship and contacted police. During the investigation into mother and daughter, it was found that Patricia had married one of her sons in 2008, but that marriage was annulled two years later at the son's request on grounds of incest.

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  • University strikes to continue after deal collapses
University strikes to continue after deal collapses

It follows widespread backlash against the provisional agreement, with protests occurring outside the UCU headquarters in north London, where senior members were due to discuss the deal early this morning. The union also confirmed that 'the strikes and action short of a strike remain on, and it would now make detailed preparations for strikes over ...

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  • Queen gives formal approval for Meghan and Harry to Wednesday
Queen gives formal approval for Meghan and Harry to Wednesday

One of those whose name has been suggested is Stella McCartney, who was behind British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney's cream-coloured trouser suit for her civil marriage ceremony to USA actor George Clooney, as well as the coat Markle wore on a visit to Cardiff earlier this year.

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  • Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots continue to rise
Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots continue to rise

Pick 3 winners receive $500 for a $1 straight bet and the odds of winning are 1-in-1,000. The odds of hitting the jackpot are 292,201,338 to 1. The winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, March 13 are 06-30-58-60-61, Mega Ball: 17. Classic Lotto draws at 7:05 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The game is offered in 44 states, the Wash...

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