• National Basketball Association fans upset Grizzlies were laughing following historic loss vs. Hornets
National Basketball Association fans upset Grizzlies were laughing following historic loss vs. Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Kemba Walker was surprised to learn his Charlotte Hornets had just recorded the sixth-largest win in National Basketball Association history. Bickerstaff nor center Marc Gasol (who did not play in the game) were present when that took place. The same definitely can't be said for the fans in Memphis as this lacklustre ...

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  • Concern over the Situation in Afrin, Syria
Concern over the Situation in Afrin, Syria

It appealed for urgent supplies to "stem the catastrophic situation" for tens of thousands of people in Afrin and in Ghouta, where Syrian government forces are fighting to crush the last major rebel-held enclave on the edge of the capital.

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  • Police shooting of Stephon Clark sparks 2nd day of protests in Sacramento
Police shooting of Stephon Clark sparks 2nd day of protests in Sacramento

Earlier in the day, protesters had also marched into Sacramento's City Hall and onto an interstate highway as the mayor called for calm. The protest briefly delayed the game Thursday while dozens of police attempted to clear entrances. The Sacramento Bee reports Friday's protests grew unruly and sometimes violent. He praised the quick releas...

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  • John Bolton's appointment further weakens the 'axis of adults' around Trump
John Bolton's appointment further weakens the 'axis of adults' around Trump

Ambassador John Bolton may not be good for Israel. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's exit just over a week ago - to be replaced by Central Intelligence Agency director John Pompeo - also forecast trouble for McMaster, who had aligned himself with the embattled secretary of state in seeking to soften some of Trump's most dramatic foreign p...

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  • Pakistan envoy returns, wants to sort out issue of diplomats' harassment soon
Pakistan envoy returns, wants to sort out issue of diplomats' harassment soon

He was received by Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the parade ground. This came as Pakistan's president Mamnoon Hussain, in a speech in Islamabad, accused India of violating the 2003 ceasefire agreement between the two countries saying the Indian government's actions had put regional peace at stake.

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  • Where Does the Cambridge Analytica Scandal Leave Our Privacy and Democracy?
Where Does the Cambridge Analytica Scandal Leave Our Privacy and Democracy?

In his Facebook post , Zuckerberg said it will ban developers who don't agree to an audit. Barley, who is also responsible for consumer protection, says she wants "comprehensive information" from Facebook, including on "whether German user accounts are affected, and what Facebook plans to do to prevent a repeat of such cases".

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  • European Union agrees to blame Russian Federation for poison attack on spy
European Union agrees to blame Russian Federation for poison attack on spy

Russia made a decision to expel British diplomats in retaliation for the expulsion of Russian diplomats in the UK. "We are not going to randomly expel people who are genuine diplomats", Varadkar told reporters. Merkel, appearing alongside Macron at a news conference, said the two nations would consult with others and give more details "when the c...

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  • Indian hostages held by ISIL killed in Mosul: FM Swaraj says
Indian hostages held by ISIL killed in Mosul: FM Swaraj says

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj told India's parliament that DNA tests on bodies found in the grave near Mosul matched with the 39 missing construction workers, Reuters reported. "For the last four years the same minister has been telling me that we have traced their location and they're alive", Gurpinder Kaur, sister of one of the dead workers, t...

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  • Virat Kohli To Prepare For India's Tour Of England With County Stint
Virat Kohli To Prepare For India's Tour Of England With County Stint

Kohli is expected to head to England soon after the completion of his commitments with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. Star Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara will also play for Yorkshire, starting April 7. As per sources, India skipper will also miss the last test against Afghanistan as he is now eyeing...

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  • Trump and Putin plan to meet in 'not-too-distant future'
Trump and Putin plan to meet in 'not-too-distant future'

Our current president appears to only admire brutal and corrupt dictators, men like Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, and Vladimir Putin , president of Russian Federation . That's not the approach Trump has taken with adversaries like North Korea or Iran, or, for that matter, even with some allies. "An American president does not...

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  • School District Arms Students with Rocks to Stop Mass Shooters
School District Arms Students with Rocks to Stop Mass Shooters

David Helsel (pictured) is stocking each classroom in his Pennsylvania school district with a five-gallon bucket full of rocks to deter school shooters. Helsel said, ABC reported . School safety procedures have come under the national spotlight in the weeks since the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

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  • Five allies mulling Russian expulsions as European Union recalls Moscow ambassador
Five allies mulling Russian expulsions as European Union recalls Moscow ambassador

Tusk said it was not clear how many countries would join the expulsions. Ambassadors from Western countries and China united to snub a Russian government briefing in Moscow today where Britain was accused of staging the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal .

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  • New order bans transgender troops from military service
New order bans transgender troops from military service

The White House said retaining troops with a history or diagnosis of " gender dysphoria " - those who may require substantial medical treatment - "presents considerable risk to military effectiveness and lethality". He accused the Obama administration of allowing transgender military service without identifying a "sufficient basis" that doing s...

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  • House panel calls on Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to testify
House panel calls on Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to testify

Cambridge Analytica is a data analytics and Political consulting firm set up in 2014 with the help of Steve Bannon who is the former chief strategist of United States President Donald Trump . It asked whether the firm had utilised data of Indians accessed due to the data breach , the entities who engaged them, how they got hold of this data an...

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  • Iranians charged with massive hacking of 320 universities in the US
Iranians charged with massive hacking of 320 universities in the US

The IRGC outsourced cyber intrusions to The Mabna Institute , a hacker network that infiltrated hundreds of universities to steal sensitive data. The nine suspects nabbed over 31 terabytes of data and fed it back to the Iranian military, according to the Department of Justice .

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  • South Korea to shut down computers to regulate work hours
South Korea to shut down computers to regulate work hours

South Korea's capital made a decision to take radical step to fight its workaholic culture and reduce the amount of hours people work. And now the government in Seoul has a new initiative to prevent the "culture of working overtime" - all computers are to be powered down on a Friday night.

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  • Amtrak to restore storm-hampered service Friday
Amtrak to restore storm-hampered service Friday

Individuals will find moving the snow by hand very strenuous and should be attempted as a last resort. In New York City , the weather service says there's over 13 inches in Little Neck, Queens; 10 inches in Manhattan's Grammercy Park; and about 8 inches in Central Park.

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  • Syrian Army Makes Major Gains in Eastern Ghouta
Syrian Army Makes Major Gains in Eastern Ghouta

A Reuters witness said 15 buses had driven into the town of Harasta to transport fighters and their families to opposition areas in northwestern Syria in a deal brokered by the government's ally Russian Federation. In a tweet , the rescue organization White Helmets reports the number of dead at 35 civilians and more than 50 injured. Th...

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  • US Senate passes huge spending bill, sends it to Trump
US Senate passes huge spending bill, sends it to Trump

Trump's tweet came only hours after the Senate early Friday morning passed the $1.3 trillion deal that would fund federal government operations through September 30 and avert what would have been the third government shutdown this year. Trump's decision to ultimately sign the bill came after a call from Speaker Ryan. "So that would be anywhere ...

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  • IPL: Shami welcomed back to Daredevils squad
IPL: Shami welcomed back to Daredevils squad

The altercation started when Jahan leaked some Facebook and Whatsapp chats of Shami and thereafter accused him of multiple charges which included extra-marital affairs, domestic violence, taking bribe, and death threats. Both Hasin and Shami have given their official statements to the police who are investigating this case. So, last 10-15 days were...

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  • Va. Man Arrested for Threatening to Murder Rep. Scott Taylor
Va. Man Arrested for Threatening to Murder Rep. Scott Taylor

When Taylor confronted Godwin, the man again attempted to discuss marijuana policy, according to the documents. On one occasion, authorities say he drove to Taylor's house and blocked the congressman's driveway with his vehicle and refused to leave until he spoke with him about marijuana policy.

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  • Greece awaits response on Macedonia name dispute proposals
Greece awaits response on Macedonia name dispute proposals

Friday's meeting will be followed by talks between the two countries' diplomatic delegations and then a joint press conference. The two countries have been at odds for a quarter century over the name " Macedonia ", which Greece argues harbors territorial claims of its own northern province of the same name.

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  • Owen Smith sacked from Labour party frontbench
Owen Smith sacked from Labour party frontbench

She said: "Now, that's not to say there wasn't a kind of Corbyn bounce, all the data shows that there was, but specifically there was this sometimes anti-Tory, very often anti-Brexit vote which got Labour over the line in key constituencies and here's the rub: it mainly got them over the line in places where the seats were very marginal, and that w...

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  • Major disruption as emergency services rush to bring Glasgow fire under control
Major disruption as emergency services rush to bring Glasgow fire under control

General director Alex Reedijk said: "Unfortunately, the theatre sits directly downwind from the nearby fire on Sauchiehall Street and has been affected by smoke". About 30 firefighters and eight fire engines remain in attendance at the site and firefighting is "ongoing". Around 120 firefighters and over 20 fire appliances including a high reachin...

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  • Pakistani Prez accuses India of putting regional peace at stake
Pakistani Prez accuses India of putting regional peace at stake

During the graceful flag-hoisting ceremony, led by Shifaat Ahmad Kaleem, the Deputy Head of Mission, messages from Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi were read out by the ambassador. Contingents from the Pakistan's Army, Air Force, Navy, Frontier Corps and Pakistan Rangers participated in a march-past. ...

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