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Maneka, who is in her 40s, is from the Wattoo clan. The news of Imran's third marriage with Bushra Manika was first published by a local newspaper on January 1. Since January, reports of his marriage was in the news . The statement clarified that Khan had decided not to travel overseas yet. However, Bushra's husband released a video last month and denied any report about his wife.
  • Turkey Denies Use of Chemicals in Syria's Afrin

    Turkey Denies Use of Chemicals in Syria's Afrin

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    In an interview to Sputnik, Kurdish YPG representative Nuri Mahmud detailed the disposition around the Syrian city of Afrin, where Turkey's Operation Olive Branch is still underway. The PKK has waged a decades-long armed fight against the Turkish state that killed tens of thousands of people. Syrian state news agency SANA , citing a doctor in a Afrin hospital, said Turkish shelling of the village caused choking in six people.
  • Meet Merkel's Possible Successor: From Tiny State to National Party Leadership

    Meet Merkel's Possible Successor: From Tiny State to National Party Leadership

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    The mother-of-three, a mainstay in local politics for 30 years, said she wanted to help the CDU become "a strong, confident, centrist party" that could convincingly win elections. Sometimes dubbed "mini Merkel" by German media , Kramp-Karrenbauer, 55, is highly regarded in her party for winning an election in her region previous year that lifted the CDU's national standing ahead of a September 24 federal vote.
  • Trump Jr. may stir up Kolkata's branded luxury housing sector

    Trump Jr. may stir up Kolkata's branded luxury housing sector

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    Details of his full remarks have yet to be disclosed, but cooperation between India nations in the Pacific region and the US may be addressed. Other high-profile guests expected to attend the summit include Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the CEOs of Netflix and Uber.
  • United States partygoer angers Chinese authorities by stealing a 2000yo terracotta warrior's thumb

    United States partygoer angers Chinese authorities by stealing a 2000yo terracotta warrior's thumb

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    The statue that temporarily lost its left thumb, called the Cavalryman , dates back to 210 and 209 B.C. It is one of 10 elegant Chinese Terracotta warrior statues now on display at the Franklin Institute. Mr Rohana is then alleged to have snapped off the 2,000-year-old statue's thumb and slipped it in his pocket. He added that the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Centre would be sending two experts to Philidelphia to fix the figure and that it would be seeking compensation.
  • Trump Ranks as Worst in Expert Presidential Greatness Survey

    Trump Ranks as Worst in Expert Presidential Greatness Survey

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    The top three were Abraham Lincoln at number 1, followed by George Washington and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The survey was published and authored by University of Houston’s professor Brandon Rottinghaus and Bois State University professor Justin S.
  • 7th grader shoots self in bathroom at Jackson Memorial Middle School: UPDATES

    7th grader shoots self in bathroom at Jackson Memorial Middle School: UPDATES

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    A school official says the student is being treated at a hospital. Superintendent Christopher DiLoreto said the school is still considering if classes will continue Wednesday. Parents were waiting anxiously outside the school for their children to be evacuated. Mom said she immediately called the police and found out that the lockdown at the school was very real.
  • Patrick Brown booted from Ontario PC caucus: Fedeli

    Patrick Brown booted from Ontario PC caucus: Fedeli

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    Around 3 p.m. Friday, Brown silently walked past reporters and into a closed-door meeting at Ontario PC headquarters. And an advisor to another leadership candidate is leaving that campaign to join Brown's, said Alise Mills, a crisis-communications specialist and spokeswoman for Brown.
  • Budgeting for schools draws sparks early in legislative session

    Budgeting for schools draws sparks early in legislative session

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    House members voted 63-1 on Wednesday to protect trade secrets and information that would compromise the physical security or cybersecurity. "We have seen other bills come up around increasing teacher pay that don't incorporate the proposed raise into the state budget, which makes it really hard to move the legislation forward".
  • Pence raises prospects for talks with North Korea, sanctions to continue

    Pence raises prospects for talks with North Korea, sanctions to continue

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    Pence helmed the US delegation to the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics Friday and had a summit and several encounters with Moon during his three-day visit to Korea, which kicked off last Thursday. The North-South thaw has prompted speculation that it could lead to direct talks between Washington and Pyongyang after months of tension and exchanges of insults between U.S.
  • Bannon 'stonewalled' congressmen during committee hearing

    Bannon 'stonewalled' congressmen during committee hearing

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    Schiff said that Bannon only agreed to answer 25 yes-or-no questions that had been written by the White House. CNN reports that Bannon met briefly with the committee today and told the panel he had been instructed by the Trump administration to invoke executive privilege.
  • Winter Olympics 2018: Kim Jong Un impersonator makes another appearance

    Winter Olympics 2018: Kim Jong Un impersonator makes another appearance

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    But Harris says Kim is after much more . Klingner, who has been mentioned as a possible candidate for USA ambassador to Seoul, warned against the "naive engagement policies of his progressive predecessors", adding, "Moon should realize that offering economic benefits for symbolic North Korean gestures is not only ineffectual but would themselves risk being violations of United Nations resolutions".
  • KP Sharma Oli sworn in as the 41st Prime Minister of Nepal

    KP Sharma Oli sworn in as the 41st Prime Minister of Nepal

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    Election Commission had submitted the final results of the federal and provincial assembly elections to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Wednesday. After registering a grand victory, the communist alliance parties have been in discussions over the announcement of the PM candidate. However, KP Oli inducted two other ministers in his newly formed cabinet from his own party the CPN-UML.
  • Trial of Palestinian girl who slapped Israeli soldiers begins

    Trial of Palestinian girl who slapped Israeli soldiers begins

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    Tamimi, who has been incarcerated for almost two months, appeared to be in good spirits as she entered and whispered across the courtroom to her family. Tamimi has been in detention in Israel since her arrest at her home in December where she was filmed physically confronting Israel soldiers at her family's property in Nabi Salah in the Israel-occupied West Bank .
  • Trump immigration framework: Gain or loss for Indians chasing the American dream?

    Trump immigration framework: Gain or loss for Indians chasing the American dream?

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    The Justice Department appealed the decision, asking the U.S. Supreme Court last month to take up the case quickly, thus bypassing the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. After passing security background checks and proving they were either in school, employed or serving in the military, DACA recipients were granted work permits and two-year reprieves from deportation that could be renewed.
  • Danica Patrick explains why she isn't racing in The Clash

    Danica Patrick explains why she isn't racing in The Clash

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    Earnhardt was quite impressed by Bowman and the No. 88 team's performance. "It's still a little surreal". Bowman elected to stay with Hendrick Motorsports as a test and simulation driver in 2017 instead of drive for another team and was rewarded with the job of being Earnhardt Jr.'s replacement in 2018.
  • World Bank's IFC calls for investment in Iraq reconstruction

    World Bank's IFC calls for investment in Iraq reconstruction

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    As a three-day worldwide reconstruction conference got underway in Kuwait , officials were seeking pledges from donors and investors to restore Iraq s devastated homes, schools, hospitals and economic infrastructure. Officials said housing was an urgent priority - the war damaged some 138,000 housing units, of which half had been completely destroyed. Still, far more money will be needed, Iraqi officials say.
  • Intel chiefs: Don't be fooled by North Korea's 'smile campaign'

    Intel chiefs: Don't be fooled by North Korea's 'smile campaign'

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    The WIRED report notes that Wray's comments are particularly alarming not only from a national security standpoint, but they were also framed as a sweeping generalization about Chinese students studying in the U.S. "Russian intelligence services will continue their efforts to disseminate false information via Russian state-controlled media and covert online personas about USA activities to encourage anti-US political views", the report said.
  • ISIS Terrorist Sentenced To Life In Prison For New York Bombings

    ISIS Terrorist Sentenced To Life In Prison For New York Bombings

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    Pauline Nelson accepted Manhattan federal Judge Richard Berman's invitation Tuesday for victims of the September 17, 2016 attack to speak at the sentencing hearing for the Afghanistan-born Ahmad Khan Rahimi. Rahimi is a naturalized USA citizen who was born in Afghanistan and lived in Elizabeth, N.J. Prosecutors describe him as acting alone, inspired by terrorist propaganda on the Internet.
  • Michelle Obama portrait by Amy Sherald: The critics respond

    Michelle Obama portrait by Amy Sherald: The critics respond

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    Long after Obama's presidency, his administration will be remembered through historic media such as those displayed at Smithsonian's gallery. What did the portraits mean to you , particularly if you are African-American or of African descent? As in Sherald's previous paintings of African American subjects, Michelle Obama appears poised and powerful as she looks down on the viewer.
  • Zuma Calls Press Conference As Ruling ANC Moves To Force Him Out

    Zuma Calls Press Conference As Ruling ANC Moves To Force Him Out

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    South Africa braced Tuesday for a major political showdown as scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma rejected a direct order from the ruling ANC party to leave office. "Nobody is saying what I have done", he said. "We are of the view that Mr Zuma has violated the constitution and naturally must be removed‚" DA leader Mmusi Maimane said.
  • 3 dead after helicopter crashes in Grand Canyon

    3 dead after helicopter crashes in Grand Canyon

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    It was just frightful". He said the helicopter "sustained substantial damage" and, citing local authorities, that 7 people were on board. The Federal Aviation Administration additionally will examine the crash of the Eurocopter EC130, representative Allen Kenitzer said.
  • Dead In Plane Crash Outside Moscow

    Dead In Plane Crash Outside Moscow

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    A light aircraft crashed in November in Russia's far east, killing six people on board. The jet was heading toward the city of Orsk close to the border with Kazakhstan. Video from the crash site appears to show pieces of wreckage in a snow-covered field. The Russian-made plane was seven-years-old at the time of the crash and the airline purchased it about a year ago.
  • The 15:17 to Paris: A mediocre film about great heroes

    The 15:17 to Paris: A mediocre film about great heroes

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    His attack, apparently inspired by ISIS, was thwarted by the bravery and quick thinking of several passengers, notably three young American tourists: Alek Skarlatos , Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone . Eastwood's decision to cast the three heroes was a questionable one (originally, he was planning to hire actors) although the idea was a commendable one.
  • FBI Found No Evidence That Border Patrol Agent Was Murdered

    FBI Found No Evidence That Border Patrol Agent Was Murdered

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    And President Donald Trump said the injured agent had been "brutally beaten" as he called again for the construction of a wall between the United States and Mexico. said in a press statement Wednesday afternoon. Arizona Rep. Martha McSally, now running for Arizona's open Senate seat called it a "murder" and said it should serve as a "wake up call to our country that we must have the resolve to secure our border and protect Americans from deadly threats like these".
  • Duterte terminates Canada chopper deal

    Duterte terminates Canada chopper deal

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    Duterte said in the future the Philippine military will not buy its equipment from either Canada or the U.S. "They must not politicise the acquisition", said Major-General Restituto Padilla, the deputy chief of staff for plans and programmes of the Philippine armed forces.
  • Jaish-e-Mohammad militants attack army camp in Jammu

    Jaish-e-Mohammad militants attack army camp in Jammu

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    Terrorists attacked the Sunjwan Army camp where family quarters are located. "The security forces are meticulously planning the operation to avoid casualties as families of soldiers and officers are present in the residential quarters", sources said.
  • Minimum wage will rise

    Minimum wage will rise

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    The Fair Wages Commission, which was established last Fall, recommended the minimum wage rise by an additional $1.20 next year, tapering to a 75 cent raise in 2020, and between 60 and 80 cents in 2021 depending on the province's economic situation.
  • Second White House official resigns amid domestic violence accusations

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    Kelly issued a statement after the allegations were first published by the Daily Mail on Tuesday, vehemently praising Porter as a "man of true integrity and honor". President Donald Trump has floated several potential replacements for Kelly to aides, sources told ABC . One of them, Colbie Holderness, provided pictures of the abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of Porter immediately after they got married.
  • Trudeau to promote Canadian tech market in San Francisco

    Trudeau to promote Canadian tech market in San Francisco

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    USA business software developer Salesforce.com Inc will pump US$2 billion ($2.5 billion) into its Canadian business over the next five years, it said on Thursday, the latest major USA technology investment across the border since early 2017.
  • Last two Islamic State 'Beatles' fighters captured

    Last two Islamic State 'Beatles' fighters captured

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    The Syrian fighters who apprehended them told USA officials in mid-January that the two may have been captured, and the men's identities were later confirmed using fingerprints and other biometric data. "The two are believed to have acted as guards and interpreters involved in ISIS" illegal captivity of Western hostages, and are thought to have links to the British terrorist often called "Jihadi John", the official said in a statement.
  • Congress to miss shutdown deadline as Senate goes into recess

    Congress to miss shutdown deadline as Senate goes into recess

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    A growing number of House Democrats, led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, are threatening to vote against the bill, raising concerns that House leaders may not have the votes to pass the spending bill in that chamber. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC, among the most prominent hawks in Congress, mocked Paul on Twitter for the call to withdraw from Afghanistan, saying that would not be a good idea.
  • Meet Lucas, first Gerber Baby with Down syndrome

    Meet Lucas, first Gerber Baby with Down syndrome

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    Lucas' mom Courtney Warren told "Today" that she entered her son's photo on a whim, using Gerber's hashtag on Instagram. One-year-old Lucas Warren was chosen out of over 140,000 photo entries, and CEO and President Bill Partyka said it was his smile and happy disposition that made him their victor.
  • German parties 'reach coalition deal' after long talks

    German parties 'reach coalition deal' after long talks

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    Monday's talks were expected to focus on improving public healthcare , such as by changing billing rules for doctors, who earn more by treating privately insured patients. Ahead of the negotiations for the European Union budget after 2020, the coalition partners support a "strong European Union cohesion policy in all regions".
  • Kurds protest as Turkish leader meets pope

    Kurds protest as Turkish leader meets pope

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    Erdogan said he and the Pope had already spoken by telephone about the Jerusalem issue and said both of them favoured working to maintain the status quo for the city considered holy by three religions. Previously, it was speculated that the pope and Erdogan would also discuss the situation in Syria during the private portion of the meet. Francis denounced those who said "all Muslims are terrorists".
  • Pakistani court sentences 1 to death for lynching student

    Pakistani court sentences 1 to death for lynching student

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    Mashal Khan, a journalism student, was dragged out of his dorm room at Abdul Wali Khan University in the north-western town of Mardan on April 13, 2017, and killed by a mob following false rumors that he had shared blasphemous content on social media.