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The statistic did not escape the notice of US President Donald Trump . After mostly ignoring Hollywood for months, Trump seems to be making up for lost time lately, firing off tweets at Alec Baldwin for his "terrible impersonation" on Saturday Night Live and a "very insecure" Oprah Winfrey on Twitter .
  • Jose Mourinho sends message to Man United starlet Scott McTominay

    Jose Mourinho sends message to Man United starlet Scott McTominay

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    Soccer Saturday pundit Nicholas played for Scotland 20 times and has raised concerns over players born south of the border opting to play for a national team which has not reached a major tournament in 20 years. He is now set to make his Scotland debut after he is named in Wednesday's squad for matches against Costa Rica at home and Hungary away. "He realises the weight of playing for England and working every summer - he doesn't want that", Barton, capped once by England , told ...
  • Putin: activity of 469 spies stopped in Russian Federation in 2017

    Putin: activity of 469 spies stopped in Russian Federation in 2017

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    Putin praised Russia's new hypersonic missiles and cutting-edge submarines during a state of the nation address that also touched on economic and social policy ahead of a presidential election this month he is widely expected to win. This was certainly quite an impressive speech , and I think this is an annual speech where one gets to see what Russian Federation has been up to in terms of immediate developments, particularly in the defense sector; I think that's something that we have ...
  • Toronto police find 7th set of remains connected to serial killer

    Toronto police find 7th set of remains connected to serial killer

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    Toronto cops have uncovered another victim in the "Gay Village" serial killer case . Idsinga said the latest unidentified remains were recovered from a planter at a Toronto property where McArthur worked as a landscaper and where the remains of the six alleged victims had been found.
  • Storm Riley: Five dead as violent weather smashes United States leaving widespread flooding

    Storm Riley: Five dead as violent weather smashes United States leaving widespread flooding

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    The storm is undergoing a rapid intensification process called "bombogenesis", which means its central pressure is dropping quickly (an indicator of a storm's strength). Boston Mayor Marty Walsh urged businesses in flood-prone areas to allow employees to work from home . New York, the most populous U.S. city and home to 8.5 million people, was expected to avoid heavy snow but was forecast to receive 6cm of rain and wet snow with wind gusts of up to 96kph.
  • North Korea Continues to Make Progress on Missile Program - US Intelligence

    North Korea Continues to Make Progress on Missile Program - US Intelligence

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    If the United States makes preliminary contact with North Korea, it should convey its stance of maintaining maximum pressure on North Korea, including military options, until Pyongyang completes its denuclearisation. The UN report also highlights its efforts to illicitly trade with dozens of countries and groups in the Middle East, North Africa and Latin America.
  • Iran's defense program none of France's concern: Velayati

    Iran's defense program none of France's concern: Velayati

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    Iran will not conduct talks on its ballistic missile program until the USA and European countries dismantle their nuclear weapon arsenal, said an Iranian military official on Saturday. Jazayeri's remarks come as President Donald Trump's administration is trying to convince European allies to renegotiate the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to include potential sanctions against Tehran for its ballistic missile program.
  • Senate debates gun, school-safety bill

    Senate debates gun, school-safety bill

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    Both the Florida Senate and House could vote Friday on wide-range bills that include increased school safety funding and programs, changes to the state's gun laws and increased mental health funding. Linda Beigel Schulman, mother of 35-year-old geography teacher Scott Beigel, spoke on the need to raise the minimum age to buy a rifle to 21, as well as banning assault-style rifles and putting limits on the size of ammunition magazines.
  • Trump strikes jesting note at Washington press dinner

    Trump strikes jesting note at Washington press dinner

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    Trump's aides had apparently anxious he might not be prepared for event's the self-deprecating tone, but he said the opposite was true. "You can't be impeached when there's no crime!" As he began his remarks, Trump told reporters: "We really looked forward to this - well, maybe not".
  • Michigan Student Accused of Killing His Parents in Dorm Has Been Caught

    Michigan Student Accused of Killing His Parents in Dorm Has Been Caught

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    Police investigation determines through review of surveillance and witness interviews that Davis Jr., leaves the residence hall, goes to the family vehicle and returns - using his CMU ID - to the residence hall with a handgun. BlackRock's actions, he said, also might be a turning point because they show how institutional shareholders - not just consumers and employees - may exert more pressure on businesses in the future.
  • Gianni Infantino says women will 'soon' be allowed at games in Iran

    Gianni Infantino says women will 'soon' be allowed at games in Iran

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    The 35 Iranian women detained at the football match have received an outpouring of support on social media. "It's very clear that politics should stay out of football and football should stay out of politics", Infantino said at a joint news conference in Tehran with Iranian Sports Minister Massoud Soltanifar.
  • Slovaks to rally across country in honor of slain journalist

    Slovaks to rally across country in honor of slain journalist

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    After the 48 hours passed, the persons were released from detention", police spokeswoman Denisa Baloghova said in a statement, as quoted by Reuters. The seven men were taken into custody Thursday when police raided houses allegedly linked to members of the Italian 'ndrangheta crime syndicate.
  • Kelly offers contradictory timeline of Porter's departure

    Kelly offers contradictory timeline of Porter's departure

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    White House chief of staff John Kelly told reporters on Friday that the White House's handling of classified material "wasn't up to the standards" he had previously seen in his governmental career. "Well, if you look specifically about Rob, the first I heard of a serious accusation against him was on the 6th of February", Kelly said. "Rob agreed ...
  • Holi celebrations of Bollywood celebrities with Holi songs and Tweets

    Holi celebrations of Bollywood celebrities with Holi songs and Tweets

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    Google is marking the start of the Holi festival - a festive ritual that marks the end of winter, the coming of spring and the triumph of good over evil - with a new Doodle. Millions of young and old across the country on Friday celebrated Holi , smearing vibrant colours on each other and exchanging candies to spread joy and welcome the beginning of spring in India.
  • Pakistan says 'unprovoked' Indian attack kills 3 in Kashmir

    Pakistan says 'unprovoked' Indian attack kills 3 in Kashmir

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    In a press release, the Foreign Office stated that a civilian, Zafar Iqbal, was killed while his wife and child were injured when Indian troops fired in Bhimber on March 1. Two mortar shells fell near Nowshera town, one near Bypass bridge and another in a nullah beside Government Degree College, causing panic in the area.
  • White House preparing to replace McMaster as national security adviser

    White House preparing to replace McMaster as national security adviser

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    McMaster, who is said to be walking on thin ice with respect to his disturbed relations with the president. "Hasn't happened. I think he deep down cares too much". News reported that McMaster's departure would happen as soon as next month . White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah denied that any departure is imminent: "We frequently face rumor and innuendo about senior administration officials".
  • Real Madrid boss Zidane expects PSG to cope without Neymar

    Real Madrid boss Zidane expects PSG to cope without Neymar

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    And he posted a touching Instagram post ahead of him holding hands with Marquezine as he gets set for his op tomorrow. Lasmar says Neymar will have surgery on Saturday in Belo Horizonte and will be out between 2 1/2 and 3 months. Speaking to Brazilian media outlets upon his arrival here from Paris , Lasmar said he will operate on Saturday to fix the fractured fifth metatarsal in the 26-year-old's right foot in Brazil.
  • Mandatory evacuations ordered for Santa Barbara Coast

    Mandatory evacuations ordered for Santa Barbara Coast

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    In Montecito , as many as 87 percent of residents are believed to have obeyed mandatory evacuation orders, compared to the 10 to 15 percent that complied ahead of a deadly mudslide on January 9. The Santa Barbara County evacuations covered residents living near areas burned by three major wildfires over the past 18 months. Earlier this week, the Montecito Union School District opted to host Thursday and Friday classes at schools in the Hope Elementary School District.
  • Dem Rep Slams White House 'Grifters' like Jared Kushner

    Dem Rep Slams White House 'Grifters' like Jared Kushner

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    Tuesday's news set off rampant speculation among Trump allies that Kushner's days in the White House might be numbered. "What a coincidence. It's just wonderful, you know, that these things could happen, that people could meet with Kushner, who is an owner of those companies, benefit the profits from it, and then they make these tremendous loans outside the ordinary".
  • Slovak police raid houses owned by alleged Italian mafia

    Slovak police raid houses owned by alleged Italian mafia

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    Slovakian media reported that one of the detained was Antonino Vadala , an Italian who did business with at least two officials close to the prime minister, Robert Fico . Kuciak, 27, and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova were found shot dead at his home on Sunday, raising concerns about media freedoms and corruption in Slovakia and sparking a wave of worldwide condemnation.
  • Pakistan Vows to 'Wholeheartedly' Further Afghan Peace Effort

    Pakistan Vows to 'Wholeheartedly' Further Afghan Peace Effort

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    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani opened an global conference Wednesday in Kabul with a substantial overture to his government's longtime antagonist: If the Taliban comes to the negotiating table and recognizes Ghani's government, the Afghan leader would in turn offer the insurgent group a role as a legitimate political party and release Taliban prisoners.
  • Donald Trump's North Korea Point Man Set to Quit

    Donald Trump's North Korea Point Man Set to Quit

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    In his current post, which he assumed in October 2016, Yun served as the chief USA delegate to long-stalled six-party talks on Pyongyang's nuclear program and coordinated with Japan and South Korea on North Korea policy. "The North Koreans have always said they would be happy to talk to the United States, and in fact they are eager to come and talk to us - as one nuclear weapons state to another ", said Ralph Cossa, president of the Pacific Forum at the Center for Strategic and ...
  • General closure on Judea and Samaria on Purim

    General closure on Judea and Samaria on Purim

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    Many Jewish holidays impose great difficulties on the Palestinians living under Israel's military occupation in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and occupied Jerusalem, as these are usually accompanied by such cordons and other restrictive practices.
  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre shuts over Israeli tax law

    Church of the Holy Sepulchre shuts over Israeli tax law

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    The leaders also draw attention to "scandalous collection notices and orders of seizure of Church assets, properties and bank accounts for alleged debts of punitive municipal taxes". For one of the most remarkable elements to the sensational story of the church's closure yesterday is that, given the different sides involved, it didn't leak out.
  • N to elect Shahbaz Sharif as its interim president today

    N to elect Shahbaz Sharif as its interim president today

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    Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was elected unopposed as the acting president of PML-N after Nawaz proposed his name to loud applause. Talking to the media persons in Islamabad , she said the Central Executive Committee and Central Working Committee of PML-N will meet on Tuesday to deliberate on electing the next party president following the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif .
  • Wreath laying ceremony of policeman killed protecting Charari Sharief shrine

    Wreath laying ceremony of policeman killed protecting Charari Sharief shrine

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    Later on, the said personnel succumbed to his injuries at 92 Base Hospital in Srinagar . Hurriyat leader Qureshi was injured when unidentified gunmen attacked him near his Soura residence in December 2009. "Cases in both the incidents have been registered and investigation set in motion", the police spokesman added. Hours later, militants struck about 40 km away, at Soura in Srinagar .
  • Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague

    Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague

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    He said that three Turkish ministries - the foreign ministry, the interior ministry and the justice ministry - would be working with the Czech authorities to bring this about. The PKK has waged decades-long armed fight against the Turkish state, which has killed tens of thousands of people. He was reported to have been in the Czech capital to attend a biannual conference on the Middle East which was discussing the war in Syria, the Turkish government and the Israeli-Arab conflict.
  • Superintendent Directs Staff To Plan For Protests

    Superintendent Directs Staff To Plan For Protests

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    The idea of arming teachers isn't new. Later he told the crowd gathered at the annual meeting for conservatives that, "Evil walks among us" when speaking about school shootings. "I'm not going to pretend that I know everything about government, I'm not going to pretend to be a lobbyist or anything", Richter said. "And all that's going to do is delay in the inevitable".
  • SUV that ran over students in Bihar belonged to BJP leader

    SUV that ran over students in Bihar belonged to BJP leader

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    Interestingly, the auto found at the accident spot had a BJP plate that read: Manoj Baitha, Pradesh Mantri, Mahadalit Manch. The driver of the speeding vehicle was said to be drunk and fled after the accident. "Police should be allowed to carry out an investigation". The incident took place around 1.45pm when the students were leaving the school premises. Also, some people also vandalised the school and set ablaze the infrastructure.
  • Victim of Winchester library stabbing identified

    Victim of Winchester library stabbing identified

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    A 77-year-old man who tried to defend her was also stabbed. She suffered multiple stab wounds to the head and upper torso and was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Leslie Luongo, another neighbor, told The Boston Globe that she would run to her auto each day when she left for work at 5 a.m. because she was afraid of Yao.
  • Winter Olympics: 'The f*** she doing here?' Ivanka's cold Olympics welcoming

    Winter Olympics: 'The f*** she doing here?' Ivanka's cold Olympics welcoming

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    Experts have cautioned that the latest developments do not put an end to underlying regional tensions, particularly following last year's nuclear and missile tests carried out by the North. Trump also warned that, if the latest sanctions do not work, the United States may "go to phase two" that "may be a very rough thing". Pyongyang's foreign ministry praised the way the two Koreas had co-operated together during the Olympics, but said the U.S.
  • Flooding a threat across much of Arkansas through weekend

    Flooding a threat across much of Arkansas through weekend

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    Areas that received excessive rainfall recently will be more susceptible to flash flooding since the ground is still saturated. Flooding still possible as rivers and streams continue to rise. "Areas along and north of I-70 will probably see an additional 1" to a possible 2" of rainfall. In the meantime, Jadwin said residents - especially those on the river - need to be cautious and prepared.
  • School where deadly shooting took place to reopen for teachers

    School where deadly shooting took place to reopen for teachers

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    She said Gov. Rick Scott's plan to make it illegal for anyone under 21 to purchase a gun is a start, but shouldn't be the end of gun control efforts. Related: Could armed teachers stop shootings? Courage to Fight Gun Violence , and Everytown for Gun Safety will launch on March 25th, a day after the March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, and will include a national voter registration drive, support fellowship programs for high school students, and provide trainings that will ...
  • More fallout from Greitens indictment

    More fallout from Greitens indictment

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    The grand jury found probable cause to believe Greitens violated a statute when he allegedly took a compromising photo of his mistress without her consent, and then allegedly threatened to blackmail her in 2015. "They must know that the Office of the Circuit Attorney will hold public officials accountable in the same manner as any other resident of our city", she said in a quote from St.