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Everyone's talking about Pink's powerful Grammys performance

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Little Blue Ivy created a moment which went viral when she was seen shushing her parents and stopping them from applauding Camila Cabello's moving speech inside the auditorium. The mother of two danced on the side of the 34-floor JW Marriott hotel in downtown Los Angeles, all while belting out " Beautiful Trauma ". Pink , nominated at the 2018 Grammys for Best Pop Solo Performance for her hit song "What About Us", arrived on the star-studded red carpet looking ready to get this party ... Read More »

Polar ice caps are 'at a record level'

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Global warming refers to the upward temperature trend across the entire Earth since the early 20th century, and most notably since the late 1970s, due to the increase in fossil fuel emissions since the industrial revolution. "Would I go back in? We were in a bad deal", Trump said. Zeke Hausfather of the Berkeley Earth temperature monitoring programme - initially funded by non-scientists who doubt that the world is warming - said in an email: "The world has been warming steadily over ... Read More »

New York Attorney General to Investigate Firm That Sells Fake Followers

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The company is registered at a New York City address, although the New York Times alleged it is a front, with its actual offices in Florida and it also employs workers in the Philippines. "Fake accounts, deployed by governments, criminals and entrepreneurs, now infest social media networks", they wrote. NY is investigating an American company accused of selling millions of fake followers to social media accounts, the state's chief prosecutor said Saturday. Read More »

Several chances for snow this week, some colder temperatures

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As we expected, Sunday got off to a bit of a damp start with many of us seeing rain, generally light in nature. A quick spike in thermometers take over Wednesday as highs soar near 50 degrees under partly-mostly sunny skies! While this is not a big snow event by any means, with lows dropping below freezing, there will likely be some slick spots that develop by Tuesday morning. Read More »

New government export strategy to boost Australia's military weapon sales

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The Australian government reportedly unveiled an ambitious plan to become one of the world's 10 largest arms exporters. This year's defence budget is worth around $34.5bn. Most of the new Australian defence spending is on submarines and frigates that will be largely built in Australia. Following the closure of Australia's native vehicle manufacturing industry, the federal government is turning to defence in a bid to revive the country's factory economy. Read More »

German scientists tested toxic diesel fumes on humans

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Germany's auto industry, which is still reeling from Volkswagen's diesel-cheating scandal where the company rigged emissions tests, distanced itself from the organization. "We strongly condemn the tests", the company said, adding that it had had no say in the testing method and the measures taken by the EUGT were "against Daimler's values and ethical principles". Read More »

Prez, PM hope for early Par approval of Triple Talaq bill

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The "Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill" criminalising talaq-e-biddat (instant divorce) was passed by the Lok Sabha in the recently concluded Winter Session of Parliament but is pending in the Rajya Sabha. The Opposition has also asked the to allow a discussion on these issues during the session. According to another senior leader who attended the all-party meeting on Sunday, opposition parties raised a number of issues with the Congress talking about the short duration of ... Read More »

Trump Condemns Kabul Bombing

The Afghan intelligence chief Masoom Stanikzai says at least nine people have been arrested in connection to two recent deadly attacks in Kabul city. A doctor treats the wounded after 95 people were killed in an ambulance bomb. The United States has been in Afghanistan for 16 years. Stepping up its assistance to Afghan security forces , the USA has increased its air strikes against the Taliban and other militant groups, in a bid to break a stalemate and force the insurgents to the ... Read More »

Forecast: Cool, dry Monday; warmer, windy Tuesday and Wednesday

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Cold temperatures, however, return Monday , with highs in the lower 30s. However, Frey said southeast MI may see snow again Wednesday . On Tuesday , the Thumb area could see some lake effect snow, and high temperatures will only reach into the upper 20s before falling again to the lower teens overnight into Wednesday . Read More »

Moody's raises red flags over Cape Town water crisis

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The City of Cape Town is now rated Baa3 - the lowest level of investment grade, and is on review for a downgrade. For weeks, residents of South Africa's second most populous urban area have been forming long lines to collect water every day. Read More »

Google invests in Indonesian ride-hailing service Go-Jek

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A spokesperson for Google's Indonesian unit declined to comment on the terms of the investment. He wrote: "By investing in local companies, building locally relevant products and training local talent, we hope to see more unbelievable local champions like Go-Jek emerge in Indonesia". Read More »

Snow showers dust the area as colder air arrives

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It's a mild day, with readings in the middle 40s. Temperatures tumble tonight to around 30 degrees. Snow showers will continue through Monday night with isolated flurries lingering on Tuesday morning. WINTRY MESS CHANCES: The next system brings a wintry mess to the region late Thursday and through the night. Thu: Hi: 36 Lo: 15 Mostly cloudy. Read More »

Seine river reaches peak in flood-hit Paris

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Water laps the underside of historic bridges, and treetops and lampposts poke out of the brown, swirling Seine. Floodwaters have halted boat traffic in Paris , closed roads and schools and prompted the evacuation of hospitals. "There are six studios in the basement, and we've had to set up blocks outside to keep the windows from breaking and covering everything in water", he said. Read More »

Dying teen to get one last wish: Marry high school girlfriend

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He proposed on Thursday over dinner as he presented her with roses and waited for her to answer. Snyder asked her to marry him. "She's the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with", he said. After chemotherapy, doctors told the couple the cancer was gone. But by August, doctors found three more spots, which were removed through surgery, and Snyder seemed to rally. Read More »

Crowded bus falls in canal in Bengal's Murshidabad, many feared

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Six bodies have been recovered so far and many injured have been rescued. Locals said that the number of casualties is expected to rise as several people are feared to be trapped inside the submerged bus. Police were targeted by an angry crowd, who pelted with stones, and accused of arriving late forcing the former to resort to lathicharge and lobbing of teargas shells to bring the situation under control. Read More »

Detroit officer shot in head dies from injuries

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Detroit Police Chief James Craig said, had it not been for Anderson's fast action, Doss likely would have died at the scene. Also named Glenn, he could be heard in the flurry of scanner traffic Wednesday night after Doss was shot. '"I never advised him to join the police department". He then took a stance and fired shots at the police squad auto, hitting Doss. By Saturday afternoon, the page had raised more than $14,000. Read More »

Hillary Clinton Reads 'Fire And Fury' In 2018 Grammys Skit

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A few seconds after she started reading from the book, Corden jumped out and immediately told her that she's the one for the job and that she'd easily win a Grammy for her narration of the text, which clearly made her very happy to hear seeing as she had a large smile on her face. Read More »

'Tears in heaven': Grammy tribute to shooting victims

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The group started by saying "All of country music was reminded in the most tragic way, the connection we share with our fans, and the healing power music will always provide", Church said to the crowd. When Ken Ehrlich of the Grammys reached out to the four of us to do the tribute, because we'd been there ― it was a really momentous deal to all four of us. Read More »

Afghanistan Mourns Over Ton Killing By Taliban

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The Afghan government and Afghan National Defense and security forces are working tirelessly to defend all Afghans and respond to these attacks with bravery and professionalism, he said. "It does not mean a lapse (in security)". In a joint statement , Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and his foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong described the attack as "despicable and cowardly". Read More »

Grammys Kicks Off With Giant, Politically Charged Kendrick Lamar Performance

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Alessia Cara was named best new artist. After Kendrick Lamar brought the fury, Lady Gaga brought the feels with a beautifully understated performance of Joanne , the title track of her latest album. However, many Grammy artists will show ir awareness of gender equality and sexual harassment by carrying a white rose in support of time Up movement, which emerged in response to scandals that have shaken Hollywood. Read More »

Afghanistan: explosions heard near Kabul military academy

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Security has reportedly cut off access to roads surrounding the academy. Smaller blasts at less frequent intervals could still be heard, Kabul resident Mohammad Ehsan said. On Saturday, over 100 people were killed in a deadly bombing in Kabul. A source told news agency AFP, that some of the attackers at the Marshal Fahim Military Academy have been neutralised. Read More »

Democrats buoyed by Trump support for Dreamer's citizenship

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The pathway to citizenship element of the framework was largely denounced by immigration restrictionists. "We are going to morph into it", Trump told reporters about a path to citizenship. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), the Democratic Whip, has also publicly rejected the president's proposal, saying in a statement Thursday night, "Dreamers should not be held hostage to President Trump's crusade to tear families apart and waste billion of American tax dollars on an ineffective wall". Read More »

Trump denies New York Times report he tried to fire Mueller

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Friday night, and we begin with president trump reportedly ordering the special counsel Robert Mueller be fired. Democrats are trying to renew efforts to push bipartisan legislation in the Senate to give Mueller and future special counsels protection from political pressure from the White House . Read More »

Shocking! Mumbai man gets sucked into MRI machine, dies

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However, objects containing metals are not allowed into MRI rooms as they could be pulled into the machine by an aggressive force. Rajesh Maru , a salesman at a garment shop, had entered the room with an oxygen cylinder to help an elderly patient at the behest of a ward boy. Read More »

Nike says it's following events at Michigan St.

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He said he will send a letter to the Board of Trustees asking for Patrick Fitzgerald , who has been assisting MSU with its internal investigation, to turn over all of the information he's gathered so far. On Friday, Izzo said his program "will cooperate with any investigation going forward, as we have always done". He said he will not be working with the Board of Trustees. Read More »