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Iran lifts ban on Telegram imposed during December protests

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Iranian officials said Sunday that hundreds of people detained in recent weeks during anti-government protests have been released and acknowledged that at least 25 people were killed during the unrest. The government had accused "counter-revolutionaries" and foreign groups of using Telegram and other social media to incite violence. The government has said a total of 42,000 people participated in the unrest - a figure that is hard to verify due to limited information from the provinces ... Read More »

United Nations willing to send more aid for Venezuelans in Colombia, says Guterres

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The visit by the Portuguese diplomat comes at the end of a critical week in the peace negotiations with this country's last remaining guerrilla organization, National Liberation Army, known by its Spanish acronym ELN. The ELN, which has some 2,000 fighters, has killed two police officers and one soldier in attacks since the ceasefire ended on January 9. According to the National Police, an oil worker was kidnapped on Saturday morning by the rebels just hours before the United Nations chief ... Read More »

Donald Trump must apologise for comments: African Union

Responding to the alleged remark on Friday, the African Union (AU) told AP it was "frankly alarmed" by the comment . Botswana summoned the U.S. ambassador to the country to "clarify if Botswana is regarded as a "shithole" country", according to a foreign ministry statement calling Trump's comments "irresponsible, reprehensible and racist". Read More »

Chelsea Manning To Run For US Senate In Maryland

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She sent a subsequent tweet seeking donations to her campaign. "We need to stop expecting that our systems will fix themselves. we need to challenge them at every level". Manning has now gone from prison to United States senatorial candidate in less than a year during which she often made headlines, as the fame and infamy she gained by leaking a trove of classified documents follows her after release. Read More »

Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG) Cut to Underperform at Longbow Research

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Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 14,426 shares of the company's stock worth $779,000 after acquiring an additional 609 shares during the last quarter. Nomura Incorporated reported 0% stake. (NYSE: HOG ). Cibc Asset Mngmt Inc accumulated 16,918 shares. In other Harley-Davidson news, CEO Matthew S. Levatich sold 19,447 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 25th. Read More »

Trump accuses Democrats of being all-talk, no-action on DACA fix

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In a statement Saturday, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services said the DACA program will be operated "on the terms in place" before it was rescinded last September. The administration, along with a number of conservative Republicans in Congress, are against the senators' proposal. He made the remarks two days after meeting at the White House with a bipartisan group of Democratic and Republican senators who said they had reached an agreement in principle that would offer a path to ... Read More »

Trump Tweet May Undermine US in 'Dreamers' Deportation Suit

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He called ongoing meetings among Republicans "counterproductive" because any resolution to the issue "has to be a bipartisan bill". In practical terms, illegal border crossings are already down by over 70 per cent. "It's time for Republicans to put politics aside and pass the DREAM Act". We have to secure our border. Republicans have yet to lay out how they would pay for such an ambitious project when traditional funding mechanisms, such as an increase in the gas tax, remain politically ... Read More »

DACA Recipients Can Apply For Renewal, Government Says

U.S District Judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California ruled Tuesday that the program must continue and those already approved for DACA protections and work permits must be allowed to renew them before they expire. USCIS will only be accepting renewal applications from people previously approved for the DACA program. He said that previous beneficiaries of DACA, known as Dreamers , must be allowed to renew their status in the program, although the government would not be ... Read More »

New snow and ice warning issued for parts of Ireland

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Wintery weather is forecast to return to Britain from tomorrow (Monday January 15), with thick snow and sub-zero temperatures likely over the coming days. "The jet stream will move over Britain and dive south-eastwards over Italy and south-east Europe". "The northwest of the United Kingdom will bear the brunt of the heavy snow showers, with several feet of snow on the mountains by midweek. Read More »

Teen Murti Chowk renamed as 'Teen Murti Haifa Chowk'

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The two leaders participated in the ceremony to mark the formal renaming of Teen Murti Chowk as the Teen Murti Haifa Chowk by the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). This year marks the centenary of the Battle of Haifa presenting another opportunity to mark the enduring bond between India and Israel. The chowk, a war memorial, has three life-size bronze statues representing the Hyderabad, Jodhpur and Mysore Lancers, who won the Battle of Haifa for the 15 Imperial Service Cavalry ... Read More »

Iraq PM vows to lead diverse coalition in May election

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Iraq's cabinet has proposed May 12 as the date for the elections , but parliament is yet to approve it. This, added the prime minister, would "transcend sectarianism, discrimination and segregation". Many militia leaders subsequently formally resigned from positions in armed groups. The alliance, said the 65-year-old premier, would strive to "protect the victory and the sacrifices" of the Iraqi people and to "fight against corruption. Read More »

Windchills of 30 degrees below zero expected Monday and Tuesday

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A flood warning remains in effect until 8 a.m. Monday . At 7:30 p.m. Friday , the water level at the St Clair gauge had increased to 579.5 feet. A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. Cloudy, with a high near 22. South wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Read More »

2 killed as magnitude 7.3 quake hits off Peru

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A further 65 people were injured in the provinces of Caraveli and Nazca. The epicenter was 42 kilometers (26 miles) south-southwest of Acari. "There are several homes affected and it is possible that the count of victims and injured will rise", Chavez said. Read More »

Vehicle goes airborne, slams into 2nd floor of California office

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At 6.45am PST (2.45pm GMT) the fire department tweeted: "OCFA in Santa Ana with a vehicle that crashed into the second floor of a small Office building". Firefighters said there were two people inside the vehicle. The accident happened shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday, and afterward, the driver reportedly admitted to authorities that he had used narcotics. Read More »

'S---hole' projected onto Trump Hotel in DC

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Bell has previously projected criticism of the president onto the hotel, according to The Washington Post . But Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said Trump had specifically asked, "Do we need more Haitians?" before launching into a diatribe about African immigration. Read More »

Hawaii's Missile Alert Human Error During Test Run Caused False Alarm

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Officials in the country quickly ruled out hacking and have said that human error was to blame during a routine test of its systems during a shift change. "There is absolutely no incoming ballistic missile threat to Hawaii right now". There is NO threat to the State of Hawaii! Allsop said it wasn't chaotic at her hotel, but there was a lot of confusion. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan threatens attack on Syria

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YPG is considered by Turkey to be a "terrorist group" with ties to the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has waged a decades-long insurgency inside the country. The U.S. -led coalition confirmed reports Saturday that it will establish a 30,000-strong new border security force with the People's Protection Units (YPG)-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria, a move that has already angered Turkey. Read More »

Events scheduled across state to celebrate King's birthday

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Pena said that Unidos often begins its meetings with a quote of Dr. King's, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that". It's not uncommon for people to focus so much on planning and producing events to fill the day that we lose sight of why the holiday exists in the first place - honoring the groundbreaking work of an outstanding leader. Read More »

Q4 2017 EPS Estimates for Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (SRPT) Decreased by Analyst

Palisade Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Franco Nevada Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $14.13B market cap company. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Tru invested in 1.36% or 716,772 shares. Century reported 72,394 shares. Fmr Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0.01% in Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. Read More »

Coach K misses Duke's game against Wake Forest with virus

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That meant that associate head coach Jeff Capel was the next man up, but he had a hard task on his hands. "It was hard, because we need Doral in the game", said junior sixth man Keyshawn Woods. Defensively, Wake Forest yields 73.2 points against the opposing teams. "We've got a tough one on Sunday, but they're all tough at this point". For a moment in the second half of Saturday's game, it looked like Duke's Grayson Allen had finally broken through. Read More »

Vikings Playoff Preview: 3 Keys to Beating the Saints

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The New Orleans Saints are coming from a 31-26 win over the Carolina Panthers in a Wild Card game. He is asking for them to be louder than they have ever been at U.S. If the NFL Network is part of your cable package, you can also live stream the game through the NFL app on XBox, Apple TV, or Roku device on your TV. Read More »

'We are not a shithole country' -- Akufo-Addo condemns Trump outburst

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Jean, who was born in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and is now secretary general of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, called Trump's reported remarks "insulting". The president implied Friday morning on Twitter that maybe he should start recording meetings because there is no trust. The president also accused Democrats of "not being interested in life and safety" and slammed the DACA proposals as "a big step backwards". Read More »

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) Lifted to "Buy" at Vetr Inc

About 5.98 million shares traded. Equities research analysts forecast that Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG ) has risen 7.62% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. As per Tuesday, August 15, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE:CMG), 11 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 28 Hold. Read More »

Cold, chance of snow forecast in week ahead

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The snow is expected to begin early Sunday evening and continue into Monday morning with current forecasts placing snowfall totals in the 1- to 3-inch range. The colder temperatures will linger through most of next week. The winds relax by Sunday morning and that will allow the air to cool into the teens. Read More »

UNRWA downplays Israel's rhetoric, says its mandate comes from UN General Assembly

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Britain's prime minister Theresa May has previously said she regards the decision by the USA to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital as "unhelpful" to prospects for peace in the region. "Those who prophesied that the Arab and Muslim response to recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital would be apocalyptic - waves of anti-American demonstrations, mass violence against USA citizens, institutions and interests, and the final and irrevocable end of American influence in the region", he ... Read More »

Gaine leaving Bills to become Texans' GM

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The Texans are planning to hire Brian Gaine as their new general manager and sign coach Bill O'Brien to a long-term contract extension. Meanwhile, Gaine will be hired to replace Rick Smith , who took a year-long leave of absence to take care of his wife, Tiffany, who's undergoing treatment for breast cancer, and their three children. Read More »

SC Judges' rebellion: Yashwant Sinha attacks government, says 'democracy under threat'

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Sinha, who has been critical of the BJP dispensation under Narendra Modi, said the judges' protest was a sign that democracy in India was "threatened". Party leaders said that it is not surprising that the Congress is supporting the dissenting judges against the CJI, as it may not have liked certain decisions of the SC like reopening of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. Read More »