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Saudi military leaders replaced amid stalemated war in Yemen

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will visit Britain on March 7 for talks with Prime Minister Theresa May to include topics such as extremism and societal reform, May's spokesman said on Tuesday. More than 9,200 people have been killed in the conflict and another almost 2,200 Yemenis have died of cholera amid deteriorating sanitation conditions, according to the World Health Organisation. Read More »

Davis Cup set to be revamped into World Cup-style tournament

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While Kooken says change is needed to ensure the participation of the world's top players, he is sceptical about the radical revamp. What is the new competition? . The federation said the proposal, which is subject to the successful completion of due diligence and finalisation of a formal agreement, would generate substantial revenues for global tennis development. Read More »

Uefa change favours top four

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The change for the 2018-19 campaign means that the side finishing fourth in the Premier League this term will avoid having to negotiate a qualifying round before reaching the competition proper. The Champions League preliminary round will involve four teams in a "knockout mini-tournament" with only the victor progressing and the three losing sides dropping into the Europa League second qualifying round (champions route). Read More »

Manafort pleads not guilty to new charges; trial date set for September

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The charges against Manafort are largely focused on his lobbying for Ukraine and alleged financial crimes, and have nothing to do with Russian collusion and the Trump administration. However, since that plea, Gates has begun cooperating with the special counsel and on Tuesday, Mueller dropped the charges, per a Politico report . In the separate, federal case in Virginia Manafort is charged with tax violations and bank fraud. Read More »

Senate officially introduces the CRA resolution to restore net neutrality

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They are now one vote shy of the majority, as the only Republican supporting the measure so far is Sen. Meanwhile, in the House of Representatives, the proposed resolution has the support of 150 Democrats , but no Republicans. Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine. "President Trump and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai might want to end the Internet as we know it, but we won't agonize, we will organize", said Senator Markey. Read More »

Lavrov: US is preparing Europe for a nuclear attack on Russian Federation

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Nuclear disarmament and prevents the preservation of USA nonstrategic nuclear weapons in Europe, which is accompanied by destabilizing practice of "nuclear sharing missions". Lavrov's comments reiterate Russia's critical stance regarding the United States and its training of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. Mr Lavrov concluded: "As we all know, these nuclear missions violate the Non-Proliferation Treaty and non-nuclear states plan and take part in the USA exercises and learn how ... Read More »

Ensure no assault, says Delhi CS before meeting with CM

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As a mark of protest against the alleged attack on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators, top Delhi government bureaucrats and its employees took out a "March for Dignity" here on Wednesday. The prosecutor had said that the lawmaker did not deserve bail and pointed out a statement made by another MLA on 23 February that they will continue to assault the officers . Read More »

Senator: investigate Ben Carson's housing department over staffing claims

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The purchase included a custom hardwood table, chairs and a hutch. The department did not ask for approval from Congressional appropriations committee, which is required for any office redecoration costing more than $5,000. She alleged in the complaint that she was told to "find money" for the redecoration, despite it exceeding budgetary limits. Last summer, department attorneys raised concerns over the role Carson's son, Ben, played in organizing an agency "listening tour" in Baltimore. Read More »

Modi a 'fantastic man', but USA is 'getting nothing'

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This is not the first time Trump had imitated Modi, as last month he had reportedly mimicked Modi's Indian accent while discussing his country's policy in Afghanistan. I'm the one that's pushing it more than they are, but it's unfair". Addressing the summit organised by CII, the minister said difficulties will be addressed to realise the prime minister's vision of bringing more investments to India, particularly from Korea. Read More »

Shooting survivor's father admits he altered email exchanges with CNN

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As a result of the email screenshots, media rivals Fox News accused CNN of harbouring a pro-gun control bias and of censoring Haab's ability to speak freely. Haab acknowledges omitting some words from the email but says he did not do it on goal. Then the key sentence: " This is what Colton and I discussed on the phone that he submitted ". Read More »

'Clueless' actress Stacey Dash is running for US Congress

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Nanette Barragán since 2012 and includes the cities of Compton, Watts, San Pedro and North Long Beach. District voters, overwhelmingly, cast their ballots for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016, with Clinton getting 83 percent of the vote . Read More »

DHS: 'No intelligence' Russian Federation compromised seven states ahead of 2016 election

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NBC reports Russian hackers breached state websites or voter registration databases in Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Texas and Wisconsin ahead of the 2016 elections. The American intelligence community has confirmed that they had knowledge of Kremlin-compromised voter registration systems and state websites in at least seven states as of January 2017 - but did not inform the states of that information. Read More »

Supreme Court ruling means immigrants could continue to be detained indefinitely

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The Drug Enforcement Administration wanted the emails as part of a drug trafficking investigation. U.S. Supreme Court justices heard arguments Feb 27 in the Department of Justice's effort to overturn a decision by the Second U.S. As Ireland is a member of the European Union, data stored within Ireland is subject not only to Ireland's laws, but is also afforded protections against disclosure under the General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ). Read More »

Job losses may be on menu as clouds gather around restaurant chain

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It has been sending out warning signals since previous year, when it was slated for a possible sale process. A total of 100 of Prezzo's 300 outlets have been earmarked for closure, as well as its Tex-Mex chain Chimichanga. Jamie's Italian and Byron Hamburger have been two big names reporting trouble and entering into a CVA. It is viewed as a better alternative to going into administration or liquidation as it means companies can continue to trade and focus on the more profitable parts of ... Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Reforms aimed at 'cancer' of corruption

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The kingdom's leaders gave no explanation for the abrupt changes - including a new military chief of staff and other top defense and interior ministry officials - setting off speculation that the military shake-up was due to failures in the stalemated war in Yemen. Read More »

Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt pontiff Jayendra Saraswathi passes away at 82

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The News Minute reported that the seer passed away due to cardiac arrest. The group led by the head of local Jummah masjid, the largest in this town, visited the mutt and stood in silence in front of the mortal remains of the seer. The Shankaracharya's forehead was smeared with vibuthi (holy ash) and dotted with red kumkum and strings of garlands were wreathed around his neck. All the three entrances to the annexe were closed by Mutt officials during the final stage of the ceremony. Read More »

Palestinians Condemn US Plan to Move Embassy to Jerusalem on Nakba Day

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Regarding the potential Adelson donation, Diker said, "This would be an unprecedented move and I don't understand it". As a part of Andrew Scheer's electoral campaign under Canada's Conservative Party, the highly sensitive topic of Jerusalem has come to light, with the party asking people to sign up to become a member if they believe Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Read More »

Bill Clinton pays his respects to Billy Graham

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George W. Bush visited Graham's library on Monday, along with more than 6,000 other mourners. Graham will lie in repose at the library until Wednesday, when his casket will then travel to the U.S. Bush has said he chose Monday because he had a scheduling conflict with the funeral. All living former USA presidents are expected to attend, along with the current president Donald Trump who has confirmed he will be there. Read More »

ANCYL 'disappointed' with Ramaphosa's new Cabinet

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Former President Zuma's tenure had been marred by allegations of corruption and factionalism within the party. Zuma fired Nene as finance minister in December 2015, replacing him with unknown parliamentary backbencher Des van Rooyen. DD Mabuza's greatest hurdle will be his own crisis of credibility as he assumes the position of deputy president. Ramaphosa moved Gigaba back to the Home Affairs Ministry. Read More »

J&K: Lashkar militant killed in encounter with security forces in Bandipora

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A militant has been gunned down in an ongoing gunfight between the security forces and militants hiding in the Hajin area of Bandipora in Kashmir. "As the forces tightened the cordon the hiding militants opened fire on the search party". A shutdown called in protest against the militant's death began in Hajin on Tuesday and continued on Wednesday, The Kashmir Monitor reported. Read More »

Warm today in the Omaha area before rain, snow return by Wednesday

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High: Mid-upper 50s. Monday night, the low will slip to around 35. The weather service said Sunday's forecast includes a chance of rain and snow with a high in the upper 40s. Unfortunately, a few showers return to the forecast on Wednesday with temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. Highs will reach the mid 60s so it will also be cooler than we have gotten used to. Read More »

Avenal High School student arrested for making shooting threat, police say

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Police arrested three Grandview High students after they threatened to shoot up a school. No guns or weapons were found during a search of Dornbush's vehicle and home. Superintendent William Haberl said Monday that the district was pleased students came forward to report the alleged threats. "A 15-year-old female student confessed to writing the message", police said. Read More »

Ex-Trump campaign pleads guilty in Russian Federation investigation

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Gates and Manafort were also indicted with 32 counts of bank fraud and money laundering related to their work in Ukrainian politics. Mueller's team meanwhile slapped 68-year-old Manafort with five additional charges on Friday, including conspiracy, making false statements, acting as an unregistered foreign agent, and conspiracy to launder money. Read More »

Norway to invest $13 million in "Doomsday" Seed Vault

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An underground agricultural seed bank in Norway will receive a 13-million-U.S. -dollar grant for upgrade as it celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, the Norwegian government has said . Despite being halfway between Norway and the North Pole, temperatures in the Svalbard archipelago are expected to rise from an average of 21 degrees (-5.9 C) to 38 degrees Fahrenheit (3.3 C). Read More »

In pics: Bijepur BJD in celebration mood

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Over one thousand voters preferred NOTA (None Of The Above) option though a total of 13 candidates were in the fray in the by-poll. The bypoll was necessitated following the death of incumbent Congress MLA Subal Sahu, who passed away in August a year ago. Read More »

Facebook: Trump campaign paid more for ads than Clinton campaign

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In 2016, Parscale was Trump's digital guru, a high-ranking but obscure campaign hand who stood out mainly because of his size (he's 6-foot-8, 240 pounds and a former scholarship basketball player at University of Texas, San Antonio). Parscale began working for the Trump Organization in 2011, on website design and digital media issues for Trump's businesses. Pressured by intensifying criticism on its role in promoting disinformation during political elections, Facebook has ... Read More »

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 »