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First fighters evacuated from Syria's Ghouta as food goes in

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The International Committee of the Red Cross said the close-range fighting came despite security guarantees from the parties involved in the conflict that humanitarian aid could enter the town of Douma, in eastern Ghouta. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered daily humanitarian pauses to be introduced in Eastern Ghouta from 09:00 to 14:00 local time from February 27. Read More »

Antonio Conte Tackles Paris Saint-Germain Speculation

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Speculation surrounding the future of Chelsea manager Antonio Conte took another twist yesterday with reports suggesting that the former Juventus coaches agent Federico Pastorello is set to meet with PSG officials next week to discuss him taking over as manager of the Ligue Un Champions next season. Read More »

Saudi Crown Prince commits to interreligious tolerance, says Anglican Church

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Plans were finalised this week during the visit to London of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the man seen as the oil-rich country's key driver of reform. " Yemen has endured three years of bombardment and one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world". In October past year it was announced that Saudi Arabia would allow women into sports stadiums from 2018 in the conservative kingdom's latest step towards easing gender segregation rules. Read More »

WV Lawmakers Approve 5% Pay Raise To All State Employees

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Paine said it'll be up to each district how those days are made up and notes the requirement to make up the days has not been a point of contention among teachers and service staff. "We are committed to providing timely technical assistance to each each individual county to innovatively restructure their calendars and to find additional flexibility within their local attendance policies to betting accommodate the needs of families". Read More »

Teenager arrested for impersonating sheriff's deputy

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP/Meredith) - A 14-year-old boy arrested for pretending to be a sheriff's deputy launched phony investigations and pulled people over while driving around his Southern California neighborhood in an SUV equipped with flashing blue and red lights, authorities said. Read More »

It's 7 years in prison for Martin Shkreli, convicted of fraud

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His crimes have been described by federal officials as a quasi-Ponzi scheme and the prosecutors have called for his sentencing to be at least 15 years in prison. With today's sentencing, Shkreli is headed back to jail. The asset forfeiture decision is only the latest bump in the road for Shkreli, who found himself with his bond revoked and in jail last September after a unusual post on his Facebook account in which he placed an open bounty of $5,000 on a piece of Hillary Clinton's hair. Read More »

A vote for gun control in Florida Senate

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That controversial component of the state House and Senate bills was the focus of a roundtable discussion held by U.S. Rep. The Florida Senate rejected a proposal to ban assault weapons, and voted for a measure to arm some teachers, weeks after 17 people were killed in the deadliest high school shooting in US history. Read More »

Crucial Qualcomm vote delayed by USA probe into Broadcom bid

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Presidents can disagree, but tend to side with CFIUS, as Trump did by blocking a planned Chinese acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor previous year. regulators: We'll make 5G technology a priority and invest in America if you let our bid for Qualcomm go through. "Broadcom will not only maintain the R&D resources Qualcomm devotes to 5G and innovation in future wireless standards - we will also focus R&D spend to those critical technologies that are essential to the USA", says Broadcom. Read More »

Man who attacked Senator Rand Paul pleads guilty in federal court

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Rand Paul pleads guilty to the attack that broke the senator's ribs. Boucher's attorney, Matthew Baker, told ABC News last November the attack was not politically motivated. He returned to Washington less than two weeks later but developed pneumonia when he returned to Kentucky. Baker has said there was no political motivation for the attack. Read More »

European Union says talks 'the prime option' in United States tariffs row

But she warned that if the issue can't be resolved bilaterally or through the World Trade Organization, then "we will have to protect our industry with rebalancing measures". The list, seen by dpa, includes goods such as bourbon, peanut butter, cranberries and orange juice, as well as steel, textile and industrial products. Read More »

Phillipines' President Should Visit Psychiatrist-UN Commissioner

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The UN's human rights chief has attacked the President of the Philippines - claiming he needs "psychiatric evaluation". UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein defended the independence, impartiality and expertise of special rapporteurs in the face of smear and hate campaigns, some involving incitement to violence. Read More »

Disgraced school deputy gets caught lying about Florida massacre

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Peterson could be heard fixating on Building 12 (the one Nikolas Cruz began firing inside of), and indicated that he heard the gunshots from "inside" the building. "We're talking about the 1200 building, it's going to be the building off Holmberg Road", Peterson said seconds later. The more we learn about the law enforcement response, or lack thereof, to the Parkland school shooting, the worse the situation gets. Read More »

United States trade gap rises to highest level since 2008

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Mr Wang said the North Korean nuclear issue had reached a "critical moment", and China called for the United States and North Korea to engage in dialogue "sooner rather than later". His departure leaves "nationalist" advisors like arch China sceptic Peter Navarro, author of "Death by China", and Commerce boss Wilbur Ross with the president's ear. Read More »

NSE Calls For Gender Equality, Women's Empowerment

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General Manager Elaine Ramseyer said she's proud to serve her community and hopes to see more women lead businesses. A Bermudian woman played a role in bringing an an end to the atrocity of slavery in the 1800s, while Dr. A Women's Leadership Empower Conference is 8:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. March 8 at the Lynnwood Convention Center and is $25 for students. "If I were to talk to my younger self, I would remind her to raise her hand, be heard and not be afraid to take a risk". Read More »

Pope Francis remains popular, though less so with Republicans

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Overall, 34 percent of American Catholics respondents said he is too liberal, a 15 percent jump from 19 percent three years ago. In 2015, 57 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning Catholics and 56 percent of Democratic and Democratic-leaning Catholics said Francis was doing an excellent or good job addressing the sex abuse scandal. Read More »

Trump piles pressure on China over trade, to push ahead with tariffs

Wang, speaking on the sidelines of an annual meeting of China's parliament, said China and the United States did not have to be rivals, and history showed that trade wars were not the correct way to resolve problems. The trade surplus in China with the USA narrowed during February to $20.96 billion from January's $21.9 billion. In his remarks, Wang issued one of China's most forceful responses yet to the looming trade actions. Read More »

Palestinian killed in West Bank clashes with Israeli forces

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Four Palestinians were wounded in clashes with Israeli forces across the West Bank, the ministry said. Netanyahu signaled back in November 2017 that Israel would not repatriate the bodies of five Palestinians killed when the Israeli army blew up a tunnel allegedly stretching from the Gaza Strip into the occupied territory. Read More »

Do not forget to check your smoke alarms as you change your clocks

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Typically, smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years and carbon monoxide alarms every seven years. You can find the "expiration date" on the back of each unit. When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. The rest of the failures occurred because of defective or improperly installed alarms. Landlords are required by law to install, maintain and test alarms at least annually and whenever there is a change in tenancy. Read More »

350000 without power across MA after nor'easter

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Five to 7 inches fell near Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania , at rates of almost 2 inches per hour in the late morning, the National Weather Service reported . Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania , where the bulk of the storm was felt in the Philadelphia area and up the eastern border, more than 110,000 customers were left without power. Read More »

Texas teen getting scholarship following act of kindness caught on camera

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Williams, "without hesitation", took the man's plate and began cutting his food, Chron.com reported. The customer mentioned his hands didn't "work too good", so Williams lent hers. Williams is grateful for the scholarship and said she would have done it for anybody because it's the right thing to do. She also received a $16,000 scholarship donated by Texas Southern University - a life-changing gift for a girl who still says she did nothing special. Read More »

Irish government approves wording of abortion referendum

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This decision means there will to be no objection or delay to the referendum, which will still go ahead in late May. The lack of gestational limits on terminations where there is a risk to the mother's health or a diagnosis of a fatal foetal condition would make proposed Irish abortion legislation "more extreme than the law in Britain", according to spokeswoman Caroline Simons. Read More »

Death toll rises to 3 killed, fire fighting operation underway

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During the search operation, three unidentified dead bodies were found, said an official. District officials said that efforts were underway to bring the flames under control. The blaze spread to six other factories before it was controlled by firefighters, police said. Eyewitnesses said the explosion "sounded like a huge bomb" and it happened when many were preparing to retire for the night. Read More »

Murder charge filed in IN deputy's death

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Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen was disturbed by Baumgardt's lack of remorse. According to online documents, Baumgardt faces charges of murder, carrying a handgun without a license, resisting law enforcement, felon carrying a handgun with having a prior conviction within 15 years, possession of methamphetamine and two counts of possession of marijuana. Read More »

Police Investigating Report Of Active Shooter At Napa County Veterans Home

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The report also said the sheriff's office reported a shot had been fired. About 1,000 veterans from conflicts spanning from World War II to Operation Enduring Freedom are said to call the facility home. The home is 600 acres (0.9 square miles) in size and is the largest veterans home in California, according to their official website . According to California Department of Veterans Affairs , the Veterans Home of California in Yountville dates back to 1884 and is considered the largest ... Read More »

UK Labour Party suspends members for backing Palestine

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The Facebook group's membership reportedly includes numerous anti-Semites and Jew-baiters including Paul Eisen, Baroness Jenny Tonge and Gilad Atzmon, the group said. Mads Gilbert, who said of the 9/11 attacks: "The oppressed also have a moral right to attack the United States of America with any weapon they can come up with". Read More »

Actor Jo Min-ki found dead amid sex allegations

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According to police, the wife of the 53-year-old actor found him dead, hanging in a basement floor storage room of an apartment building in Gui-dong, Gwangjin District, Seoul , at 4:05 p.m. The police did not give many details regarding the case, but several key media outlets report the actor is believed to have committed suicide. A flurry of other allegations followed across arts, entertainment, cinema and politics. Read More »