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International Olympic Committee creates pool of Russians eligible for Winter Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced last Saturday that 12 North Korean players will join the 23-player South Korean team, with a minimum three North Koreans to be included on the 22-player game roster. South Korean society remains divided over the North's presence at the Winter Games and the delegation's visit to South Korea . The IOC has approved that delegations from the two countries be marching together as one under the name "Korea" at the Opening Ceremony and led into ... Read More »

Rex Tillerson visits new United States embassy in London AFTER Trump snubs UK

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Both Tillerson and Woody Johnson were keen to stress to journalists that the ties between the U.S. and the United Kingdom were as strong as ever, despite the president's recent tweets. Iran has rejected any renegotiation. Britain, France and Germany have expressed some willingness to work with the U.S.to prevent the deal from collapsing. Read More »

Pence arrives in Israel

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He added it is "very important" to find a way to move forward with a two-state solution in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian state in what he described as "a very critical point" for the region. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has already praised him as a "great friend of Israel ". For his part, Pence acknowledged the king's role as the custodian of holy sites in Jerusalem . Read More »

PM accepts invitation to attend forthcoming ASEAN-India Summit

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It will see the participation of 10 countries - Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam - which will stage various episodes of the Rama story, through a harvest of sights and sounds, nuanced interpretations and revelations. Read More »

Tillerson 'concerned' over Turkey offensive in Syria

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On Saturday, a foreign ministry official denied claims by Turkish authorities that it had been informed of the Afrin offensive and called the attack "the latest move in Turkey's attacks on Syria's sovereignty". Turkish officials reported one person wounded. The YPG said it had repulsed the Turkish forces . The operations, being called by the Turkish government " Operation Olive Branch ", hit targets in the Kurdish-dominated district. Read More »

'Transformers,' 'Fifty Shades Darker' Top Razzie Award Nominations

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According to the organisers, 87 of the top-earning 100 films past year were "sequels, remakes or rip-offs". Lawrence is nominated in the category of Worst Actress for her performance in the film " Mother! ". The Last Knight, which scored nine nominations, or Fifty Shades Darker , which scored eight (and very few actors involved were spared, sorry Dakota Johnson ). Read More »

Officials say teen shot in Texas school cafeteria

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A SCHOOLGIRL has been airlifted to hospital after a teen gunman stormed a high school in Texas this afternoon shooting one person and sparking a massive police call out. He added that counselors will be provided on campus to speak with students. Students from nearby Stafford Elementary School have also been evacuated. Read More »

Cardinals hiring Steve Wilks as head coach

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The Arizona Cardinals are reportedly zeroing in on Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks to be their new head coach. Recently on vacation, a person walked up to #AZCardinals GM Steve Keim and introduced himself. He held the title of "assistant head coach" for the last three seasons, as well. Wilks would replace longtime head coach Bruce Arians , who retired at the end of the regular season. Read More »

No timelines for Zuma's exit, says Magashule

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The ANC, which is now led by deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, has the power to recall the president. "We have not arrived at the point where we say Zuma must go". The African National Congress (ANC) also announced that the presidents of the three leagues (Veterans, Women and Youth) will serve in the structure on ex-officio basis. Read More »

George Weah sworn in as President of Liberia

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The heads of state present include Ghana's Nana Akufo Addo, Guinea's Alpha Conde, Sierra Leone's Ernest Bai Koromah, Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara, Faure Gnassingbé of Togo, Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari, Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo Republic, President Jose Mario Vaz of Guinea Bissau, Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon and Malian president Ibrahim Boubakar Keita. Read More »

Celebrate the gift of school choice in Colorado, US

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National School Choice Week, with its signature yellow fleece scarves, provides us a cheery reminder of how school choice empowers each parent to provide the best education for their sons and daughters. Additionally, more Americans support school choice. National School Choice Week celebrates all types of school options, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling. Read More »

Sensex, Nifty soar to open on all-time highs

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The Sensex traded at a fresh level of 35,636.05 points (at 1.07 p.m.) - up 124.47 points or 0.35 per cent - from its previous session's close. "BSE Sensex rose 189.14 points to hit a new all time high of 35,700 while the Nifty 50 gained 31.75 points to clock a fresh record of 10,926", he added. Read More »

Senators spar over Trumps words while trying to save DACA negotiations

Sen. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., was candid and frank Tuesday when he tried to explain the uproar over what President Donald Trump may or may not have said during a bipartisan immigration meeting last week. Purdue and another Republican participant, Senator Tom Cotton , had said previously they did not specifically recall Trump making the comments attributed to him. Read More »

Om Prakash Rawat takes over as Chief Election Commissioner

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Before being appointed as Election Commissioner, Rawat served as Secretary in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. Rawat, who assumed charge as Election Commissioner of India in August 2015, is retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre (Batch 1977). Read More »

Spain prosecutor wants European Union arrest warrant for Puigdemont renewed: Judicial source

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The following day he has been invited to the Danish Parliament by a Faeroese lawmaker, although leading members of the government and opposition have declined to meet him. Catalonia's fugitive former leader, Carles Puigdemont, says new technologies would allow him to govern from Belgium, AP reports. Spain is investigating Puigdemont for possible rebellion, sedition and embezzlement linked to a unilateral declaration of independence by Catalonia's parliament on October 27. Read More »

US More Popular in Israel Under Trump

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A new global survey suggests the world's impression of the United States is plummeting under President Donald Trump , with Canada registering the largest such decline of any country within the Western Hemisphere. According to the poll , "disapproval of USA leadership increased nearly as much as approval declined" with a 43% median disapproval, up 15 points from the previous year. Read More »

'US Has to Deal with Kim Jong

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China, which was excluded from the meeting, told the officials that it would only drive a wedge among the global community and criticized it as running counter to the world's joint efforts to settle the North Korean nuclear issue peacefully, the sources said. Read More »

DPRK Delegation Arrives in South Korea to Inspect Olympic Venues

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And in that regard the announcement of a unified team - the International Olympic Committee gets the final say - may in the end be more symbolism than reality. An unnamed South Korean unification ministry official said the message from the North included the word "stop", when describing the reversal of an earlier decision, according to the report. Read More »

Foles is heading to Super Bowl

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The Vikings' dream season is over, so what did we learn about them in the process? Foles connected on a 41-yard touchdown with Torrey Smith on a flea flicker on the first drive of the third quarter as the Eagles extended their lead to 31-7. Read More »

Secret Superstar: Aamir Khan, Zaira Wasim starrer makes EXTRAORDINARY collections in China

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Zaira Wasim-starrer Secret Superstar made a big splash in China. Expect an equally POWER-PACKED Day 3 [Sun].Fri $ 6.86 mn Sat $ 10.45 mn Total: "$ 17.31 million [₹ 110.52 cr]". Now that Aamir Khan has became a household name in China after the success of Dangal and Secret Superstar in the country, Salman Khan hopes to get in on the action as Bajrangi Bhaijaan is the next big release set to hit theatres in the world's second largest movie market. Read More »

Explosive device detonates at Lake Wales mall, authorities say

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When the arrived, the fire department said they saw smoke coming from a hallway next to the mall entrance of JCPenny. A drop ceiling and the corridor wall sustained damage from the explosion, officials said. Lake Wales police Deputy Chief Troy Schulze tells news outlets that at 5:22 p.m., the Lake Wales Fire Department received an alarm call at the Eagle Ridge Mall. Read More »

ONGC stocks soar 6.4% on 51.1% stake buy in HPCL

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The transaction was expected to be completed by the end of January. We believe this deal to create synergies through integrated oil conglomerate having a presence across the entire value chain, by diversification of its cash flows to midstream and downstream presence through HPCL, lower earnings volatility, resulting in better valuation. Read More »

Mayon watched for non-explosive eruption

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The danger zone around the 2,462-metre (8,077-foot) volcano has been expanded to a radius of 8 km (5 miles), he added. A non-explosive or effusive eruption happens when lava flows are "relatively calm and do not explode out of the volcano". Read More »

Erdogan: NATO must take stance against U.S. over border force

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The Russian foreign ministry said it was concerned and urged Turkey to show restraint. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the operation would create a 30-km (19-mile) "safe zone", according to broadcaster HaberTurk. The tensions come as Turkey repeatedly warns it is on the verge of launching an operation against towns in Syria controlled by the YPG, including the key centre of Afrin. Read More »