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No missile talks until West gives up its N-weapons: Iran

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In reaction to the French foreign minister's comments, Velayati said Iran has peaceful relations with all its neighboring countries. Ali Akbar Velayati , a top foreign policy adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said on Saturday that Iran's defense program has nothing to do with any other country including France. Read More »

Italians Vote in Tight General Election

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While the centre-right coalition that capitalised on the anti-migrant sentiment led the polls last week, analysts predict the likeliest outcome is a hung parliament. But the 5-Stars weren't expected to win enough to govern on their own, and they have sworn off forming coalitions. Analysts predict the only coalition with a shot of reaching an absolute majority is the center-right coalition anchored by ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia party. Read More »

Athlete Sir Roger Bannister has passed away aged 88

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Bannister, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2011, died at his home in Oxford, his family said in a brief announcement on Sunday, reports Xinhua news agency. In 2015, the two-mile record was smashed by Mo Farah , who ran the distance in eight minutes 3.4 seconds, and this was his first world record. "On the 6 May 1954, Roger made the impossible possible", said Coe in quotes on the IAAF website. Read More »

Forest fire: IFS officer killed in elephant attack in Mysuru

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The forest staff, who immediately regrouped, rushed the injured officer to H.D. Kote Hospital in the jeep which was waiting on Mysuru-Manadavadi Road, a few hundred meters from the scene. One of the RFOs recalled that he and RFO Subramanyan did raise an alarm as they had seen the elephant heading out from the bushes. He said on seeing the elephant advancing, the staff alerted Manikandan, who was not in uniform, but was wearing a light-coloured shirt. Read More »

Three more held in Bangladesh over attack on writer

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Police said that now they are trying to ascertain whether there is any link with any militant group to the attack. Prof.Iqbal, a teacher of the university, has been taken to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital for treatment. The attacker struck from behind and stabbed him in the head, the report said. The minister said, "Police are investigating the incident..." Professor Zafar Iqbal, head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) of SUST, came under a knife ... Read More »

'Put That Impeachment Down!' Trump Helps Himself to Teasing at Gridiron Dinner

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Trump's remarks on North Korea came toward the end of a 30-minute speech in his first press dinner since taking office 13 months ago. Long the subject of barbed tweets from President Trump, members of the Washington press corps sharpened their wits for musical and rhetorical takedowns of the president, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and others last night at the annual dinner of the Gridiron Club and Foundation. Read More »

India, Vietnam to take steps to achieve United States dollars 15 billion trade target

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After that, the two leaders chaired a joint press conference to announce the outcomes of their talks. The two countries agreed to further enhance defence ties, including through exchanges of senior-level defence delegations, regular senior-level dialogues, cooperation between the two armed forces, port calls of naval and Coast Guard ships, capacity building projects, procurement of equipment, transfer of technology and cooperation in regional fora, including ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting ... Read More »

Greens blast gaming lobby after Tas flop

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Andrea Dawkins, a first-term Greens MP in the northern seat of Bass , looks certain to lose her seat. However, Labor has led the charge on pokies, after promising to pull all machines from Tasmanian pubs and clubs by 2023, and the powerful gaming lobby has campaigned hard against the push. Read More »

Is matrilineal Meghalaya set to get its first woman chief minister?

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According to latest developments, a five-party alliance is now being discussed, which can approach the governor to form the government in the state. Elections for 59 seats in the 60 member Assembly were held on February 27. "We have rejected this proposal and chose to form a non-Congress government instead", he said. The NPP, led by Sangma, son of former Lok Sabha Speaker late PA Sangma, got 19 seats, BJP bagged 2 seats, the United Democratic Party bagged 6 seats, the People's Democratic ... Read More »

Results a sign of next few elections: Amit Shah

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IPFT general secretary Mewat Jamatia has won from the seat with a massive margin of 7,000 votes. Before the elections, the BJP had broken its 15-year-old alliance with the Naga People's Front to tie up with the NDPP, which is headed by former Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio. Read More »

Jimmy Butler Returns to Twitter, Encourages Chippy Play, Trash-Talks to Jazz

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The Jazz won the contest 116-108. Shortly after the Teague left the court, Jazz guard Jae Crowder was thrown out for jawing with Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau . It seemed things would end there, but shortly after the Teague incident, Jimmy Butler - who is now sidelined with a knee injury - hopped on Twitter for the first time since December 2016 to speak his mind. Read More »

SC upends Tennessee in SEC Tournament quarterfinals

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She was a gametime decision for Staley, and she came off the bench, mostly in short spurts, but her presence not only gave USC its prime scoring threat back, but also visibly seemed to lift the team's morale. Tennessee answered by scoring four quick points to cut the lead to 22-13 less than a minute later, but SC rallied back and was up by 16 at the 5:40 mark. Read More »

North Korea open to talks with US but without preconditions

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They lived across the nation, from Ryanggang Province on the northern border with China to the capital Pyongyang to Gangwon Province on the southern border with South Korea . Last month, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, U.S. Read More »

Syrian Choppers Drop Leaflets on Eastern Ghouta, Urge Civilians to Leave

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The United States and European powers are vowing a "firm response" to those responsible for recent alleged toxic gas attacks in Syria's eastern Ghouta, where hundreds of civilians have died in recent weeks. The daily pause falls far short of a nationwide 30-day ceasefire demanded by the U.N. Security Council at the weekend. With the reported death toll in Eastern Ghouta exceeding 670 since the air bombardment started on February 13, the U.S. Read More »

Telangana CM KC Rao: Third Front needed to counter BJP, Congress

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KCR said there was a need for a "qualitative change" in national politics to improve the lives of every section of society and said that he would take on the responsibility of bringing this change. "If tomorrow Congress comes to power, nothing will change. It is not going to be the third front, but will be the main front", he said. He said BJP Central and state leadership in the coming days will script a fitting strategy for the party to come to power in the next elections. Read More »

BJP bags Tripura, also ahead in Nagaland

The BJP won 35 seats in Tripura's state legislature against the CPI (M)'s 16 seats, according to India's Election Commission. After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept to power in Tripura ending the left front's 25-year rule, state party chief Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday said he was ready to take on the mantle of chief minister, but a decision on it would be taken by the party's parliamentary board. Read More »

Preview of China's Two Sessions 2018

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Seeing the Belt and Road Initiative as China's geo-strategic tool is a misinterpretation, a spokesperson for the annual session of China's top legislature said Sunday. Economic growth targets for the coming year, poverty alleviation, constitutional amendments and adding "Xi's Thought" into China's Constitution are among the top issues likely to be discussed during China's 2018 Two Sessions, which are set to begin in Beijing on March 3. Read More »

INX Media Case: Karti Chidambaram brought to Mumbai

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The Mukherjeas are now lodged in a Mumbai jail. According to sources, Karti Chidambaram is likely to be confronted with Indrani Mukerjea and Peter Mukerjea separately since they were the former co-owners of the INX Media . He was then questioned at the airport lounge, and taken to Delhi. Karti, who is in CBI custody till Tuesday, may also be interrogated with Peter Mukerjea in this case, however agency is tight-lipped about these developments. Read More »

Hot Stock for Investors: Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG)

During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.61 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Celgene Co . will post 7.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Investors use this ratio to decide what multiple of earnings a share is worth. Tru Of Vermont invested in 0.76% or 52,300 shares. Corporate insiders own 0.95% of the company's stock. Read More »

Vladimir Putin boasts of new nuclear weapons

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President Putin who showed videos and animations of the new weapons during his address and said Russia's growing military arsenal was "not a threat to anyone", as he had "no plans" to use the new weaponry for "offensive" or "aggressive" purposes. Read More »

Govt comes out in support of Kuthiyottam

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Stating that the controversy triggered by her blog had affected the image of the state government, the chief secretary has asked Sreelekha to explain why action can not be taken against her for the violation. A young boy is decked in special clothes, garlands and make-up for the body piercing ritual. However, the temple authorities rejected the charges and said no one is being forced by the shrine to participate in the ritual. Read More »

SNL Suggests That Trump Was Paid Off by NRA After Florida Shooting

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Black Panther isn't just dominating the box office - its fictional country Wakanda is beating the US too, at least according to Alex Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump . Baldwin, 59, himself well-known for his outspoken views and support of the Democratic Party, was quick to fire off a series of scathing tweets in response. Read More »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2018: India lose opening match against Argentina

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India dominated the first quarter as their young forwards pushed the Argentine defenders to create space in the striking circle. Talwinder Singh and debutant Sumit Kumar were outstanding in the first quarter for India as the terrorised Juan Vivaldi, the Argentine keeper but their audacious attempts didn't count much at the end. Read More »

Most of the North Koreans against the nuclear programme: US Survey

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The group, composed of five special envoys and five working-level officials, will be led by Chung Eui Yong, head of the National Security Office, the office said . North Korea claimed to have a state nuclear force after conducting its sixth nuclear test and test-launching intercontinental ballistic missiles past year. Read More »

Ulster rugby rape trial delayed due to sick juror

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Mr Olding said that before the night in question, he had never met the young woman at the centre of the case and knew nothing about her. Mr McIlroy said that after chatting for a while, he started kissing the woman and she kissed him back. Read More »

MET Eireann extend Status Red Alert

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Gardaí have advised motorists to take caution when travelling. "Temperatures will stay close to freezing over Ulster, but they will rise to between 3 and 6 degrees elsewhere, best along the south coast". Met Eireann says while the worst of the weather has passed - it will remain cold with the risk of more snow and high winds. Dry, bright spells paired with misty periods and scattered showers are also expected, with a spell of rain hitting Leinster in the afternoon. Read More »

Colorado lawmaker expelled from state House for misconduct

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Democrats will still maintain their control of the chamber despite losing his seat. Rep. Steve Lebsock is the second US state lawmaker kicked out of office since the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct began last fall. Steve Lebsock is about punishing the abuse of power. Lebsock denies claims by Winter and four other women that he harassed them in the statehouse and at restaurants and bars. Read More »