• New Zealand vs England Tests: Jack Leach replaces injured Mason Crane
New Zealand vs England Tests: Jack Leach replaces injured Mason Crane

Crane, who made his Test debut in the final Ashes Test in Sydney in January , rejoined the squad ahead of the two Tests, in Auckland and Christchurch. Leach had an impressive county season last time where he bagged 51 wickets at an average of 25.78 in the 14 games. He has taken 116 wickets for Somerset in the last two Championship seasons - the ...

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  • Pro Publica retracts waterboarding claim about Trump's Central Intelligence Agency pick Gina Haspel
Pro Publica retracts waterboarding claim about Trump's Central Intelligence Agency pick Gina Haspel

Gina Haspel , a veteran CIA clandestine officer picked by President Donald Trump on Tuesday to head the CIA, is a controversial figure, backed by many in the USA intelligence community but regarded warily by some in Congress for her involvement in the agency's "black site" detention facilities.

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  • Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe fired
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe fired

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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  • AIADMK leaders to decide on no-confidence motion against NDA
AIADMK leaders to decide on no-confidence motion against NDA

After the Telugu Desam Party pulled out of the BJP-led NDA government and chose to move a no-confidence motion against the government, the AIADMK has come under tremendous pressure from the opposition parties and farmers association to support the motion against the Modi government which has been remaining non-committal on setting up of the Ca...

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  • Sweden willing to provide forum for North Korea - US talks
Sweden willing to provide forum for North Korea - US talks

North Korea's foreign minister was flying to Sweden on Thursday, the Swedish government said, in the first significant diplomatic move by Pyongyang since US President Donald Trump said he'd be willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a week ago.

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  • Narendra Modi in Manipur, Inaugurates the 105th Indian Science Congress
Narendra Modi in Manipur, Inaugurates the 105th Indian Science Congress

These two battalions will directly provide job opportunities to about 2,000 youth in the State: PM Modi in Imphal . Anxious about lack of student's interest in science, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked every scientist to spend 100 hours in a year with 100 students to open up the doors of the scientific world to the young minds.

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  • Wintry mix Saturday, heavy snow possible next week in Northern Virginia
Wintry mix Saturday, heavy snow possible next week in Northern Virginia

Wednesday may see a wintry mix of snow, sleet, rain and freezing rain. For the weekend, it looks like a sunny and milder Saturday , followed by a chiller Sunday . Sunday night into Monday morning, we want everyone to be WEATHER AWARE. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

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  • NCAA Tournament: Miles Bridges takes charge, Michigan State beats Bucknell 82-78
NCAA Tournament: Miles Bridges takes charge, Michigan State beats Bucknell 82-78

Michigan State will not have to travel too far for the first round of the NCAA tournament . Opening games can be tense and MSU likely will have a close first half with Bucknell before wearing that team down in the second half. Bucknell doesn't appear to be intimidated by the Spartans. Langford entered the game shooting 35 percent from the fi...

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  • Sen. John Kennedy: Lamb's Win Shows Americans Are Sending a Message
Sen. John Kennedy: Lamb's Win Shows Americans Are Sending a Message

And an embarrassment to the office he holds and the country he is supposed to lead. Amid the hand-wringing from nervous Republicans fearing a midterm blue wave and cautious optimism from Democrats who realize November is a long way off were signs that the tensions of this campaign resonate far beyond a spot in the southwestern corner of the Com...

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  • In NH, Senator Jeff Flake rips Trump for 'propaganda-fueled' conservatism
In NH, Senator Jeff Flake rips Trump for 'propaganda-fueled' conservatism

He continued: I hope that that someone does run in the Republican primary, somebody to challenge the president. "I think the odds that it will be me are long, but I am not ruling it out". The state gave him his first victory of the 2016 Republican primary season. This is especially so, as Flake notes, because he has been a chief critic of the pre...

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  • Camila Cabello: 'Taylor Swift didn't mastermind my Fifth Harmony exit'
Camila Cabello: 'Taylor Swift didn't mastermind my Fifth Harmony exit'

The 21-year-old singer left the chart-topping girl group - which also features Ally Brooke, Normani, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui - in December 2016, and Camila has rubbished suggestions that it was her good pal Taylor who convinced her to take the decision.

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  • Anderson Cooper is now single, hopefully prepared to mingle
Anderson Cooper is now single, hopefully prepared to mingle

The two were spotted together earlier this week leaving the home they still share in Manhattan, so it seems they're still on good terms. It turns out that Lopez wasn't shy about posting to his Instagram account photos of him and Anderson together.

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  • Man Dies After Boulder From Freeway Overpass Crashes Through Car
Man Dies After Boulder From Freeway Overpass Crashes Through Car

The victim's father, Francisco Lopez, identified his son as 23-year-old Christopher Lopez. "As she was about to drive under Orange Grove Boulevard, a large boulder - approximately 30-35 pounds in weight - suddenly traveled through her front windshield, striking her husband in the front right passenger seat, " according to a CHP statement said.

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  • Trump, Moon express 'cautious optimism' over North Korea summit
Trump, Moon express 'cautious optimism' over North Korea summit

South Korea's President's remarks come amid concerns from Japan that it may be left behind in the speedy diplomacy on the North. Trump and Moon expressed cautious optimism over recent developments and emphasised that a brighter future is available for North Korea, if it chooses the correct path, the readout of the call said.

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  • Who Is Alex Lovell? Man Survives Samurai Sword Attack By Angry Girlfriend
Who Is Alex Lovell? Man Survives Samurai Sword Attack By Angry Girlfriend

Doctors were able to reattach all of his fingers, he said, and he regained feeling in them. Her attorney did not return an email for comment. Javier is being held on $350,000 bail as she awaits her trial. She waited for Lovell to fall asleep, grabbed the sword and began stabbing Lovell and swinging it at him, court records state. According to cou...

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  • With Assad's troops closing in on Ghouta, thousands flee besieged region
With Assad's troops closing in on Ghouta, thousands flee besieged region

Seven years of war have driven almost 12 million Syrians from their homes. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the Russian military and the Syrian government are extending a cease-fire in Damascus' rebel-held suburbs as long as it takes to allow all the civilians to leave the area.

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  • Romanian court rules man is dead - and he's not happy
Romanian court rules man is dead - and he's not happy

Reliu said he only found out he was no longer a citizen in January when he arrived at Bucharest airport, after the Turkish authorities deported him back to Romania because his documents had expired. He told the wire service that he had made a decision to cut off communication after he discovered his wife's infidelity, years after he first left for ...

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  • Vatican removes from office and exiles Guam archbishop accused of sexual abuse
Vatican removes from office and exiles Guam archbishop accused of sexual abuse

The Vatican on Friday removed Archbishop Anthony Apuron from office and ordered him not to return to the Pacific island, a US territory where almost everyone is Catholic. Last month he visited Pope Francis during a general audience with the public. The tribunal judging his case had been led by Cardinal Raymond Burke, a respected Rome-based canon la...

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  • Jury finds Iraqi teen guilty of planting London subway bomb
Jury finds Iraqi teen guilty of planting London subway bomb

The bomb partially exploded on a London Underground train at Parsons Green station on September 15, sending a fireball down the packed carriage that left 23 people with burn injuries. One witness heard him listening to a "call to arms", encouraging "slaughter in this homeland", while another had seen Hassan watching a video of fighters with an IS f...

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  • Pentagon Voices Support For Iran Nuclear Deal Amid Tillerson Exit
Pentagon Voices Support For Iran Nuclear Deal Amid Tillerson Exit

Trump's decision this week to replace Tillerson with Mike Pompeo as secretary of state has been widely seen as another bad omen for the agreement. Media reports last week said that Trump told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he would withdraw from the deal if European powers that also signed the agreement do not agree to modific...

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  • Russian ambassador gets note saying Skripals in critical condition - RIA
Russian ambassador gets note saying Skripals in critical condition - RIA

The Russian authorities believe that London's allegations against Moscow contradict the worldwide legal framework, Russian Presidential Spokesman, Dmitry Peskov , said on Friday. Glushkov, a Russian exile who had links to compatriots who died in mysterious circumstances in the United Kingdom, was found dead in his London home this week.

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  • Jose Mourinho happy with Man Utd players after Champions League exit
Jose Mourinho happy with Man Utd players after Champions League exit

The most important of these fixtures took place on Tuesday when United were beaten 2-1 at home by Sevilla, a team now ranked fifth in La Liga. There's a truncated Premier League program because of the FA Cup , and most of the focus is on the fight to avoid relegation.

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  • Suspend professor accused of sexual misconduct, demand JNU students
Suspend professor accused of sexual misconduct, demand JNU students

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Southwest, Milind Mahadeo Dumbre said: "We have registered an FIR under Section 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and 509 (Word, gesture or act meant to insult the modesty of a woman) (of the Indian Penal Code) but we have not summoned the accused for questioning as we are pro...

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  • Trump Colludes With The UK Against Russia
Trump Colludes With The UK Against Russia

Britain is refusing to cooperate with Russian Federation in the case, Zakharova said, adding that Moscow sent to London four diplomatic notes to hold talks on the issue but received only "non-committal replies". "Thus, Moscow has no doubt that London has launched an anti-Russian campaign... We've received meaningless formal replies", Zakharova ...

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  • Thad Matta explains why he will not take Georgia job
Thad Matta explains why he will not take Georgia job

From one former Big Ten basketball coach to another, Georgia appears to have zeroed in on its "Plan B" in former in coach Tom Crean. The report says Crean is likely to accept the Georgia job if offered the position. It was a bit of a surprise on the heels of Matta mutually agreeing to leave Ohio State largely because of recruiting concerns over h...

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