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Abbasi in Switzerland to represent Pakistan at World Economic Forum

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Saira Afzal Tarar and MoS Information and Broadcasting Ms. Maryum Aurangzeb, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Ali Jehangir Siddiqui and senior government officials were also present during the meeting. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday said that Pakistan had fought the war against terrorism from its own resources with a heavy toll on human lives and substantial loss to the economy. Read More »

US Military Redeploy A-10 Warthog Attack Jets In Afghanistan

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A squadron of A-10C "Warthog" Thunderbolts has begun flying missions over drug-growing areas of Afghanistan, part of growing USA and Afghan efforts targeting Taliban redoubts and proliferate drug facilities. He has largely given the Pentagon the reins to deal with the issue, while emphasizing that he wants to see results. Pentagon officials are also under pressure to keep troop numbers from growing significantly. Read More »

New Navy Warship Will Be Stuck in Ice Until Spring

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The $440 million warship, whose new homeport will be at Naval Station Mayport, was commissioned next to the first USS Little Rock , a World War II cruiser which is now a museum ship. The navy spokesperson did not provide details on how common it is for its ships to face winter-related delays, but did say that previous ships did not face problems in December. Read More »

Phil Neville apologizes for misogynistic, sexist tweets

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New England women's coach Phil Neville will not be punished over sexist tweets that have overshadowed his appointment, the Football Association said on Wednesday. Neville made an apology earlier in the week for previous comments on his social media feeds which had been described as sexist, and which Campbell said had not been picked up when the FA conducted a background check. Read More »

Five reasons why India beat Bangladesh in the quarter-final

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All the boys are aware the importance of each match of this tournament and defend the total of 266, it was the target for Bangladesh . Abhishek Sharma (50) and Prithvi Shaw (40) helped India build a 265-strong total after winning the toss and electing to bat on a pitch that yielded 20 wickets for just 223 runs in Australia's thrilling victory over England just a few days ago. Read More »

Shutdown call in Karnataka for Mahadayi water on Thursday

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Karnataka and Goa , the riparian states of the Mahadayi (known as Mandovi in Goa), have been locked in a bitter battle over the sharing of the water of the river, which originates in Belagavi in Karnataka. As the date for assembly elections in Karnataka draws closer, both the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are using state-wide bandhs to settle political scores in the poll-bound state. Read More »

Devon Energy Corporation (DVN)- Analysts Recom After Major Development

About 3.35M shares traded. Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN ) has risen 13.24% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.46% the S&P500. Therefore 67% are positive. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Devon Energy Corporation 10 of them rate its stock a hold. Devon Energy Corporation is an independent energy company. Read More »

Trump says he's open to citizenship for 'Dreamers'

The White House plan would devote those slots to fill in the family-based and high-skilled visa backlog. Sanders said the White House would also go into specifics on its border security request. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart, a Republican Cuban-American from Miami and longtime advocate of immigration reform, praised Trump for putting forward a "serious proposal". Read More »

US Senate to vote on new spending bill following govt shutdown

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It was rescinded by President Trump in September, and he instructed Congress to deal with it legislatively. President Donald Trump suggested on Sunday that Senate Republicans deploy the "nuclear option" to open the government after it entered into a partial shutdown on Saturday. Read More »

BJP cries foul over Karnataka bandh calls

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The bandh is already getting the huge support from the state government employees of Karnataka over the state bandh . Very few hotels, restaurants and eateries were opened in the city, and stray minor incidents of stone-throwing were also reported with the bandh organisers targeting shops that refused to down shutters. Read More »

UN Secretary-General condemns Benghazi bombings, calls for handing over Al-Werfalli

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Local media reported that the executioner in the photos is al-Werfalli, although Reuters has been unable to confirm this. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has spoken out against the fatal attack on the Afghan offices of renowned worldwide non-governmental organization Save the Children, saying that he was "appalled and deeply saddened" by the casualties. Read More »

Mother, son killed in Meerut; murder caught on CCTV

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The assailants pumped eight bullets in less than a minute into the woman who was seated outside her house with another woman. Balwinder's wife, the only person in the house at the time, said, "I saw them coming and I wanted to get her (Kaur) inside". Read More »

One in five children in Chichester and Arun living in poverty

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Over half of children in some parts of Birmingham are living in poverty, a new report warns. Teachers and education professionals are also aware of the impact that poverty has on children's ability to learn, something that is reflected in figures which show a persistent link between poverty and attainment. Read More »

Pak. court asks govt. not to arrest Saeed

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Lahore High Court Justice Amin Aminuddin Khan heard Saeed's plea and refrained the government from taking any adverse action against him. "The LHC today accepted JuD chief Saeed's application and issued an order restraining the federal government from arresting him till further orders", a court official confirmed to PTI. Read More »

Cuomo Seemed Surprised At Aide's Financial Dealings

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Linda Lacewell testified Wednesday at Joseph Percoco's trial that Percoco spoke to Cuomo by phone. In a memoir, Cuomo once wrote that Percoco served as his "divorce counselor" when he split with Kerry Kennedy and was among the first people he turned to when he ran for attorney general in a rebound from a disheartening failed run for governor in 2002. Read More »

Russian Olympic, world champion athletes barred from PyeongChang

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But as many know, Olympic athletes are tested for drug use. "The goal is to invite clean Russian athletes for which this panel is certain and has not the slightest doubt or suspicion". Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday that Russian Federation would talk to the International Olympic Committee "to defend (the country's) rights", but downplayed speculation that Moscow would push its nationals to fully boycott Pyeongchang. Read More »

Senate Passes Key Vote to End Government Shutdown

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The Senate passed the bill to extend the government funding through February 8 with a vote of 81-18, after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic leader Chuck Schumer reached a deal over government spending and immigration. Read More »

Mertens keeps calm, collected in Australian Open bid

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Wozniacki will face Simona Halep , who was "shaking" after saving two match points at the expense of Angelique Kerber in a thrilling "rollercoaster" semifinal. After struggling in 2017, she said, "I know that I'm back, and I know that I can play again good tennis in front of unbelievable crowds and playing tough matches". Read More »

India Celebrates 69th Republic Day Today

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The National Anthem will be played with a 21 gun salute after the unfurling of the tricolour. President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday said the promise of a developed India beckons all of its citizens. The Amar Jawan, the immortal soldier, is symbolised by a reversed rifle standing on its barrel and crested by a soldier's helmet. For the first time in Indian history, Narishakti, the female contingent of Border Security Force (BSF), will perform 16 varieties of stunts, including bike ... Read More »

Turkey official disputes Trump-Erdogan call readout

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On Saturday Turkey launched a campaign against the US-backed Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in Syria. On Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pushed the blame away from the Trump administration and toward former US President Barack Obama for failing to "keep his promises to Turkey in Syria", particularly in Manbij, a city now held by the YPG. Read More »

Prices falling for Super Bowl tickets

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Responding to reporters' Super Bowl questions following a news conference on an unrelated matter, Dayton said he's been "on my knees" praying that no snowstorm such as Monday's befalls the February 4 event and is disappointed that the Vikings won't be playing. Read More »

Erdogan Vows To Continue Syria Operation Despite Trump Warning

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Speaking with Turkish news channel A Haber, Bozdag said: "If the us administration does not want to confront Turkey, it [us] doesn't want that, neither does Turkey, the way [forward] is clear: cut off support to terrorists". U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said Turkey's offensive is distracting from efforts to defeat Islamic State. But Turkey has claimed it got the go-ahead for the campaign from Moscow. Read More »

Trade Between US, UK to Increase Many Times Over in Coming Years

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In a speech to the World Economic Forum at the exclusive Swiss mountain resort, the Prime Minister will call on financial investors to demand greater action from web giants in the fight against terrorism online. We're part of it, and we're part of a world economy. At the joint photocall, Trump also sought to assure Mrs May that there would be "tremendous trade to come" between the USA and UK. Read More »

The life and times of Yvonne Wamalwa

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She was the widow to the 8th vice president of Kenya. "The passing of Yvonne has robbed us the selfless leader who was a role model in her community and in the nation". Her body was later transported to Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi. With the pressure of raising two children alone weighing on her shoulders, the Jazz, Classical and Gospel music fan enrolled for a Masters in Policing, Terrorism, Counter Terrorism and International Security at the Macquarie University in Australia. Read More »

Trump administration to revoke Obama-era policy for abortion providers

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US Vice President Mike Pence, who addressed last year's March for Life in person, introduced the president as the " most pro-life president in American history". He went on to describe a new proposal that aims to protect the conscience rights of medical professionals who may have objections to abortions. The department rescinded guidance to states from former president Barack Obama's administration that narrowed the circumstances in which they can exclude a medical provider to cases ... Read More »