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Meghalaya elections: 75% voter turnout recorded, EVM malfunctions reported

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Polling had started at 7 am, but due to the malfunctioning of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines, it got delayed in some booths, the CEO said. The combined regional alliance comprising United Democratic Party, Hill State People's Democratic Party and Garo National Council also was gung-ho about electoral victory . Read More »

Vikings will not attempt to toll Teddy Bridgewater's contract

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Teddy Bridgewater and Case Keenum will also hit the open market, but there was a sense that one of the two would remain in Minnesota. That is enough to sign Kirk Cousins and not break the proverbial bank. The scary thing is how good the Vikings could be with Cousins. Despite his run to the NFC Championship Game , he is still a career journeyman who just had his first taste of sustained playing time. Read More »

Turkish president criticized for speaking of martyrdom for small girl

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We have our maroon berets as well, but maroon berets never cry. Erdogan underlined that Turkish companies generate more jobs in Algeria than any other foreign firms. "Oh my God, I am shocked". One observers was appalled by Erdogan's statement, saying it was the duty of the state to protect children, not to "kill" them. Read More »

Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution condemning Iran for involvement in Yemen

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Russia's ambassador to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, said the wording in the British draft would have had "destabilising ramifications" if adopted, and warned about the effect it would have on Yemen and the region as a whole. The US immediately lashed out at Moscow for its veto, blaming Russian Federation for shielding a "terrorist-sponsoring" Iran . Sitting in for U.S. Read More »

BSE to waive transaction fee for stocks on Sensex from March 12

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All eyes are now on crucial macro data on the domestic front-the GDP for December quarter will be released on Wednesday. In the intra-day trade, the S&P BSE Sensex touched a high of 34,483.39 points and a low of 34,225.72 points. Sun Pharma, Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, ITC and Wipro were the biggest laggard on Sensex, falling as much as 2.46%. Shares of Simbhaoli Sugars plunged 15.73 per cent today after CBI registered a case against the company, its chairman Gurmit Singh Mann, ... Read More »

Shahbaz Sharif Inches Closer to Power With Party Leadership

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Nawaz was removed from the post of PML-N president by the apex court on the 22nd of this month. Kaira's statement has come at a time when reports have surfaced of Shehbaz being made the president of PML-N, following the disqualification of Nawaz as the party head. Read More »

South Korea's Moon faces two big decisions to make Olympic peace last

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Sunday that the U.S., South Korea and the worldwide community "broadly agree" that denuclearization must be the outcome of any dialogue with North Korea. The administration's position is that North Korea must make a clear commitment to eliminating its nuclear and missile programs before any talks can take place. Read More »

Vegetarian, Mediterranean diets each equally good for the heart

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A new study was published today in the journal Circulation and revealed that your heart health can be kept with two well-known diets that seem to be equally good for heart health - a vegan diet and the Mediterranean diet. The vegetarian diet includes fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, and eggs , but it eliminates meat and fish. On both diets, participants were advised to consume 50 to 55 percent of their calories from carbohydrates, 25 to 30 percent from fats and 15 to 20 percent from ... Read More »

Journalist slammed for sexism over interview with New Zealand's Jacinda Ardern

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Ardern announced she was also looking at an early ratification of Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which New Zealand signed past year. "I've met a lot of prime ministers in my time", says Wooley, filmed strolling the corridors of Parliament House with Ms Ardern, the camera pulling in for a close-up on Ms Ardern's smiling face. Read More »

Windies plotting World Cup triumph despite qualifying challenge

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Holder had said the previous day that it was "about time we win a World Cup", but with risky sides like Ireland and Netherlands in their qualifying group, it may be about time that they focus on getting to England first. The Netherlands captain Peter Borren admitted that the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier was a hard tournament considering that only the finalists will progress to next year's event proper, but emphasized that his side had learnt from past experiences. Read More »

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal invites babus for talks — AAP slapgate

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Additional DCP Harendra Singh told the court that Jarwal has in the past intimidated junior officials. Meanwhile, the AAP , which has alleged that its minister Imran Hussain and Delhi Dialogue Commission's Vice Chairman Ashish Khetan were assaulted, sent a delegation to Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to demand "justice". Read More »

Adam Scott Is Returning To 'Big Little Lies' For Season 2

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The rep also teased that Scott's Ed will be "forced to confront major challenges in his marriage to Madeline". Laura Dern , Shailene Woodley and Zoe Kravitz were announced to be on board when the show announced its return for a second season, followed by the surprise announcement of Streep joining the show as Kidman's mother-in-law Mary Louise Wright who arrives in Monterey after her son's scandalous death. Read More »

SKorean prosecutors demand 30 years for ex-president Park

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The Ministry of the Interior also demanded the Central District Court in Seoul to impose the 66-year-old former president a 118.5 billion won ($110.4 million USD) fine. Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong was initially sentenced to five years in prison for offering bribes, but some of his convictions were overturned on appeal and the sentence was suspended. Read More »

North Korea Open To Talks With US, Says South Korea

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Mr. Kim himself used his annual televised New Year's address to wish for the games' success and announce the North's plan to participate. The Winter Games featured North and South Korean athletes marching under a unified flag. But there will also be widespread skepticism among conservatives in Seoul and Washington, with many wondering if the North is simply looking for economic relief after a series of increasingly tough global sanctions slapped on Pyongyang for its illicit weapons programs ... Read More »

N Korea says willing to talk to US: Seoul

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The punitive measures are aimed at pressuring Pyongyang over its nuclear and weapons programs. "Like we have said repeatedly, we would consider any restrictions on us as an act of war , and we will not stop the USA if it really has the guts to confront us in a "rough" manner", the state-run KCNA news agency quoted the North's Foreign Ministry statement as saying. Read More »

Iraqi court gives death penalty to Turkish women

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Thousands of foreigners have fought for the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria since 2014. Iraq's government declared victory over ISIS December 2017 after Iraqi forces expelled militants from their last remaining pockets in western Iraq. Read More »

Top players, schools part of federal college basketball probe

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Another document headed "Pina", for ASM agent Stephen Pina, says Smith received a total of $73,500 in loans, and includes notes about "options to recoup the money" when Smith did not sign with ASM. Dawkins also had dinners with Michigan State coach Tom Izzo , "Villnova coaches", Fultz and the family of Mitchell Robinson (2017 five-star forward) according to documents. Read More »

Korea 'very willing' to hold talks with United States, says South Korea

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Among the delegates are Kim Yong-chol, a high-ranking party official, and Choe Kang-il, a diplomat in charge of relations between North Korea and the United States. Asked whether he would rule out the United States boarding and inspecting North Korean ships, Mnuchin said, "No, I can not rule that out". Attention is now focusing on if and when the USA and North Korea will seek direct bilateral contact of any kind to discuss denuclearization. Read More »

U.S. and North Korea face thorny path after Olympic lull

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President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, who is attending the Olympics as a USA presidential adviser, sat just feet away from North Korean delegation leader Kim Yong Chol. Kim Yong Chol, a vice chairman of the North's ruling Workers' Party, expressed that willingness when he met with Moon shortly before the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang , South Korea, Moon's office said. Read More »

North and South Korea to meet to discuss taking part in Paralympics

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Following Vice President Mike Pence's lead from the opening ceremony, Ivanka Trump did not acknowledge the North Korean delegation at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics Sunday. While Pyongyang was also sharply critical Sunday of the Trump administration's new sanctions, the expression of openness on talks could represent a major new development in the ongoing crisis surrounding North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear weapons provocations. Read More »

That's nuts! Squirrel dodges death by snowboard at Olympics

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But the moment didn't stop Josh Weinstein from pointing out that The Simpsons very well may have predicted this moment. The squirrel narrowly avoided death during Austrian snowboarder Daniela Ulbing's parallel giant slalom heat. The image comes from the episode " Mountain of Madness ", which originally aired on February 2, 1997. In a 2010 episode titled " Boy Meets Curl ", the show also predicted the U.S. Read More »

Democratic State Convention delegates decide against key endorsements

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Jerry Brown to replace Kamala Harris when she was elected to the U.S. Senate, came in second in delegate votes to the current Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones now running for A.G. He didn't appear to lose support at the weekend gathering despite a sexual misconduct scandal at the California Capitol, under de Leon's leadership. Read More »

Three Dead After Severe Weather Hits Arkansas and Kentucky

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Thomas said the death didn't appear suspicious but the cause wasn't known. A 79-year-old woman died when she was hit by debris in her southwestern Kentucky home, the Logan County Sheriff's Office said. In Hopkinsville, the Eagle Crossing Apartments had to be evacuated due to damage. Transportation officials said Interstate 64 in parts of Kentucky were closed in both directions Sunday due to high water. Read More »

N. Korea slams new USA sanctions as 'act of war'

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LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images North Korean and South Korean delegations wave their flags along with the Unified Korea flag during the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium on February 25, 2018. Read More »

North Korea open to talks with United States, South Korea says

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Moon , for his part, hopes to make the Olympics an avenue for peace on the divided Korean Peninsula. "Today's actions will significantly hinder North Korea's ability to conduct evasive maritime activities that facilitate illicit coal and fuel transports, and limit the regime's ability to ship goods through global waters", Mnuchin said. Read More »

Trump revisits his 'greatest hits' in CPAC speech

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These people fear the President will be ensnared by emotional cable news appearances and arguments from gun control advocates into going too far - all at the risk of antagonizing his pro-gun base. "I want highly adept people that understand weaponry, guns". "I don't know how I'm ever going to step foot in that place again", Douglas student Sam Zeif said. Read More »

Know Your Enemy: Penn State Hoops vs. Nebraska

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Penn State for the last day of the regular season in the Big Ten. The 13 league wins are a school record. At 19-12 overall and 9-9 in Big Ten play, the Nittany Lions should assume they are on the outside of the bubble and looking in. Penn State has also faltered into a tough position heading into the Big Ten Tournament, losing their last two games before Sunday's matchup against the Huskers. Read More »

Authorities Identify 10-Year-Old Boy Killed In Asbury Park Shooting

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Gramiccioni said. Cops were looking for two possible suspects early Thursday, and the motive remains unclear. They believe he was an accomplice of the shooter, who hasn't been located. Gramiccioni. A manhunt by federal, state and local investigators is under way for Karon Council, who was charged on February 23 with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful objective, according to Monmouth County ... Read More »