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Oldest message in a bottle found on beach

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Tonya Illman found the bottle was found near Wedge Island, 180km north of Perth. "It just looked like a lovely old bottle, so I picked it up thinking it might look good in my bookcase", she said. "The date and the coordinates correspond exactly with those on the bottle message". The most recent was found in 1934. Inside was a tightly rolled piece of paper. Read More »

North Korean leader holds first direct talks with delegation from rival South

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Substantial progress was made Monday in Pyongyang, where a South Korean delegation met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on day one of a major two-day discussion on continuing to improve diplomatic relations. "In a statement via state media, North Korea called that "preposterous", saying Pyongyang agreeing to denuclearization is "...nothing short of ridiculous". Read More »

Tripura: BJP-IPFT cabinet to be sworn in on 08th March (Thursday)

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Newly elected MLAs of the BJP and its ally, the IPFT, met in Agartala on Tuesday to elect their leader amid hard bargaining by the tribal ally, which demanded "respectable" positions in the new ministry. The swearing-in ceremony is likely to be held on March 8. Meanwhile, in the wake of sporadic "post-poll violence" in the state, Section 144 has been imposed in several areas, prohibiting the assembly of four or more people. Read More »

Nunberg: Sarah Huckabee Sanders a 'Joke,' 'Unattractive,' 'a Fat Slob'

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Nunberg said , "You know what, if Sarah Huckabee wants to start debasing me - she's a joke". Nunberg: Yeah, I'm not making a judgment about her awful appearance, because that would be very rude and not politically correct. "Mueller is not going to send me to prison for this", he said. This is not the first time (or even the 100th time) that Acosta has tried to hijack a White House press briefing in his desperate bid to become the day's viral YouTube sensation. Read More »

Storm uncovers Revolutionary War era ship in Maine

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It last appeared after a storm in March 2013, and, before that, the powerful Patriots Day storm in 2007. Some historians believe the ship is more than 160 years old. The Maine Historic Preservation Commission believes the 51-foot-long hull dates to the era between the Revolutionary War and Civil War. "We usually try to rebury it to protect and preserve it - we move the beach back over it", Bracy said. Read More »

UP bypolls: BSP to extend its support to SP

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Earlier, Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) had declared support to Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) for the crucial Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha bypolls in a bid to give a tough contest to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). "The BSP is confused.both the SP and BSP are in a state of gloom, and are fighting for their existence". The Samajwadi Party has fielded Pravin Nishad from Gorakhpur and Nagendra Singh Patel from Phulpur. Read More »

Business as usual for Donald Trump

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Indeed, Kushner's foreign policy legacy was captured Friday by The Intercept , which examined his pursuit of an investment from Qatar officials in his Manhattan white elephant known as 666 Fifth Avenue. Talks with Qatari officials about investing continued after Kushner entered the White House and stepped away from the business, they said. According to the report, "The failure to broker the deal would be followed only a month later by a Middle Eastern diplomatic row in which Jared ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia has 'given Air India overflight rights for its Israel routes'

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If implemented, the new route over Saudi Arabia will cut down the flying time to India from some eight hours to about five-and-a-half. Air India's flight path between Tel Aviv and Mumbai, circumventing Saudi airspace. Israel does not have any diplomatic ties with Saudi Arabia, but it has been a known secret that the two nations have been working covertly to counter their shared security concerns regarding Iran in the wake of the 2015 nuclear accord, which both governments' strongly opposed. Read More »

United Nations chief nuke inspector: Iran nuclear deal must not fail

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Le Drian also met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who expressed hope that the 2015 nuclear deal could be preserved. This complicates France's ability to advocate for sanctions on Iran, but it is important for France to remember that the majority of the Iranian economy is controlled by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, a paramilitary force that answers only to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and so any additional investments are likely funding terrorism and human rights violations. Read More »

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Shares Bought by Geode Capital Management LLC

The fund owned 24,199 shares of the specialty retailer's stock after purchasing an additional 792 shares during the quarter. More notable recent Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA ) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: "Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Stock Can't Escape “Fake News” Accusations" on February 21, 2018, also Livetradingnews.com with their article: "Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Heffx Stock Technicals" published on March 02, 2018, ... Read More »

The Guardian view on Italian elections

Not only did a powerful, four-party center-right coalition fall well short of a parliamentary majority, but 5-Star emerged as the largest single party by some 13 points, meaning it will be very hard, if not impossible, to keep it out of government. Read More »

Sri Lanka deploys commandos to quell anti-Muslim riots

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Police and some residents said Sinhalese-owned properties were also attacked. Sri Lankan Police on Tuesday re-imposed a curfew in parts of Kandy after violent mobs took to the streets on Monday burning houses and businesses in the latest spate of racial violence to hit the island country. Read More »

Billionaire US explorer discovers sunken WWII aircraft carrier

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The nearby USS Phelps was ordered to scuttle the ship after it was damaged in the battle in order to prevent the enemy capturing the advanced American ship. " Lexington was on our priority list because she was one of the capital ships that was lost during WWII", said Robert Kraft, director of subsea operations for Allen, in a statement. Read More »

Canada-style border 'definitely not a solution' says Leo Varadkar

The Irish PM said: "There won't be tripartite or three-way talks". The document will, however, fall short of providing any kind of detailed plan, due in part to a lack of substantive discussion among the member states on the issue, but also reflecting a hope that the UK's position would develop in time, senior European Union sources said. Read More »

After Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland setbacks, this is what Rahul Gandhi said

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The NPP, which got 19 seats on its own, has the backing of six United Democratic Party (UDP) legislators, four People's Democratic Front (PDF) MLAs, two each from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) and an Independents legislator, taking the combined strength of the alliance to 34. Read More »

Tripura poll results will have no impact in Karnataka, says Siddaramaiah

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Bharatiya Janata Party Tripura Pradesh President Biplab Kumar Deb said that the BJP Parliamentary Board on Saturday appointed Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Jual Oram as central observers. The National People's Party-led alliance which includes the BJP, United Democratic Party (UDP), the Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP), People's Democratic Front (PDF), and an independent, has been invited by the governor to form the government. Read More »

Solgen asks SC to oust Sereno; Files quo warranto petition

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Sereno went on an indefinite leave starting on March 1 at the urgings of 13 members of the SC to enable her to prepare for her defense at the projected impeachment trial before the Senate. Calida insisted that a quo warranto proceeding is a proper "remedy to question the validity of Sereno's appointment" on August 24, 2012. The same principle applies to the quo warranto case filed against the Chief Justice. Read More »

Irish Water issues URGENT appeal to homeowners

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Speaking in the aftermath of Storm Emma at the latest National Emergency Coordination Group meeting, Jerry Grant - the managing director of Irish Water - said that there's been a 10% increase in usage from Friday to Sunday. The trunk mains serving Wexford town was damaged by a falling tree and repairs crews had to wade through more than three feet of snow into a wooded area to make repairs. Read More »

Trump's Trade Tariffs Will Only 'Impoverish,' Australia Says

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Trump has been hammering the German auto industry since before taking office, incensed at their move to expand production in Mexico and threatening them with a 35 per cent tariffs on any cars brought into the US. For example, German automakers Volkswagen, Daimler AG and BMW AG build vehicles at plants in the USA and BMW employs more than 9,000 workers in SC, making it one of the state's largest employers. Read More »

Mississauga man arrested in connection with sex assault of young girl

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Monday morning for reports of shots fired. Police have not released any details surrounding the circumstances of the shooting. Police found the body of a 26-year-old woman outside a home. Police say crews are evacuating buildings and residences in an area west of Toronto after a massive fire broke out at a construction site. "Our understanding is the victim and Joseph Chang did know each other". Read More »

4.2 magnitude natural disaster in Oklahoma felt in Wichita

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It was centered to the east of Enid in Garfield County. The second came around 9:40 p.m.in roughly the same area. The first quake was felt just after 5 p.m. There were no immediate reports of damage in Wichita. Oklahoma regulators have directed several oil and gas producers in the state to close injection wells and reduce volumes in others. Read More »

Lenin statue pulled down, arson violence reported

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TimesofIndia.com couldn't independently verify the video that shows a crowd of people, many wearing saffron shirts and shouting "Bharat mata ki jai", using a bulldozer to upend the statue of the Communist revolutionary hero from its pedestal. Read More »

Trade war's first salvo? United States tariffs on steel, aluminium should worry India

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President Trump downplayed congressional GOP concerns. "People have to understand, our country on trade, has been ripped off by virtually every country in the world whether it's friend or enemy". "This is a very well-informed decision". The difficulties the administration has had in forging and communicating a policy to respond to the shooting deaths of 17 students and staff members at a Florida high school two weeks ago highlight how, more than a year into his tenure, Trump has been unable ... Read More »

Women in Saudi Arabia Still Running Uphill For Equality

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This came as part of bin Salman€™s first official foreign trip since becoming crown prince in June past year. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi announced in April 2016 that the two islands of Tiran and Sanafir fell within the territorial waters of Saudi Arabia as stipulated in a border accord signed between Cairo and Riyadh earlier that month, triggering legal action to block the deal and unprecedented mass demonstrations. Read More »

Italy's president is playing for time as populist rivals dig in

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Preliminary results released Monday by Italy's Interior Ministry showed the center-right bloc winning about 37 percent of the parliamentary vote and the populist 5-Star Movement getting about 32 percent. In 2016, Manlio Di Stefano , one of the party's foreign policy experts, gave a speech before a conference of Putin's United Russia party in which he not only called for an end to European Union sanctions, but said it was evident that the "Ukraine crisis" was a result of meddling by the ... Read More »

Pakistan PM Abbasi to visit Nepal on Feb 5

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Prime Minister will congratulate the newly elected Prime Minister of Nepal His Excellency Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli. He was welcomed at the Tribhuvan International Airport by Finance Minister Yuvaraj Khatiwada. The last visit to Nepal by a Pakistani prime minister was in November 2014, when Nawaz Sharif attended the 18th Saarc summit in Kathmandu . The Ministry further said: " Nepal is an important regional country and a close friend. Read More »

NAFTA talks not moving fast enough, says US

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Early on Monday, the US president ratcheted up tension before the ministerial meetings in Mexico by tweeting that "Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum will only come off if new & fair NAFTA agreement is signed". Trump said on Twitter Monday that NAFTA has been "a bad deal" for the United States, causing "massive relocation of companies and jobs". When asked about the discussions on the rules of origin for autos, Guajardo noted that no trade deal could depend only on the interests of one ... Read More »