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Skripal and his daughter Yulia were both exposed to a potentially deadly nerve agent, according to British authorities, and remain in a critical condition in hospital. The Kremlin has accused Britain of whipping up an anti-Russia campaign and has sought to cast doubt on the British analysis that Moscow was responsible.
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    Toys "R" Us liquidation sales begin Friday

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    Toys R Us was closing a fifth of its stores, including hers. His company negotiated with Toys R Us but ended up taking a loss. The company said unforeseen circumstances delayed liquidation sales that were supposed to start Thursday . Toy makers are not happy with the wind-down process and will not supply any new inventory. Most merchandise was 10% off. Last year, Cornell said there could be up to $60 billion in sales up for grabs across the retail industry due to struggling or bankrupt ...
  • Organizers expect thousands at gun-control rallies

    Organizers expect thousands at gun-control rallies

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    Hundreds of people turned up just across the road from the US Embassy in Copenhagen today to participate in the March For Our Lives event . "They don't know what it's like to be 20 feet from an AR-15", Parkland survivor Alfonso Calderon , 16, told students at a Washington charter school this week, referring to USA lawmakers.
  • Spain's top court to try 13 Catalan leaders for rebellion

    Spain's top court to try 13 Catalan leaders for rebellion

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    Five people were held in custody, including Catalan presidential candidate Jordi Turull who was due Saturday to seek a second round vote in the regional parliament, after failing to be elected earlier in the week. One person who did not appear at the court hearing was Marta Rovira, general secretary of the Republic Left Party. Llarena also issued global arrest warrants for former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, who is in self-imposed exile in Belgium along with four of his former ...
  • BSP leader accuses BJP of foul play in RS polls

    BSP leader accuses BJP of foul play in RS polls

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    Further, recent SP defector-turned-BJP member Naresh Agarwal's son Nitin, still an SP MLA, may probably cross-vote for BJP . Thirty-three candidates from ten States, including Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra , Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Odisha had already been declared elected unopposed on March 15.
  • More than 150 whales stranded on Australian beach

    More than 150 whales stranded on Australian beach

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    There was a previously recorded mass stranding in 1996, when 320 long-finned pilot whales stranded themselves just north of Hamelin Bay and died. The beached whales were spotted by a commercial fisherman early on Friday morning. Efforts were underway Friday evening to move the seven surviving whales to deeper water, the department said on Twitter. Parks and Wildlife Service staff are being assisted by vets, Sea Search and Rescue, and more than 100 volunteers.
  • Turkey says its forces won't stay in Syria's Afrin region

    Turkey says its forces won't stay in Syria's Afrin region

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    Turkish forces and Turkish-backed Syrian Arab fighters have over the past 48 hours surged into the city in northwest Syria , once defended by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia. The Anadolu news agency said the bomb was reportedly left by Syrian Kurdish fighters. In August 2016, Turkey began a unilateral military intervention in northern Syria, code-named Operation Euphrates Shield, sending tanks and warplanes across the border.
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    Students "March For Our Lives" with calls to end gun violence

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    Students from Excel Academy, a city high school that has lost seven students to street gun violence since a year ago, will be marching. The " March For Our Lives " rally in Boston sets off from Madison Vocational High School in the Roxbury neighborhood on Saturday morning and ends downtown at the Boston Common in the afternoon.
  • Missing Iowa family of four found dead in Mexico, officials say

    Missing Iowa family of four found dead in Mexico, officials say

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    Peterson said the family filed a missing persons' report via the U.S. Embassy in Mexico . When emergency officials went to the condominium, they found the bodies of the family. Breach and Valdez were among at least 11 journalists murdered in Mexico past year, making it the deadliest country in the world for the press after Syria, according to watchdog group Reporters Without Borders.
  • North Korea reportedly agrees to hold summit preparation talks in March

    North Korea reportedly agrees to hold summit preparation talks in March

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    About 28,500 US servicemembers are stationed in South Korea . The rivals agreed to a summit in late April when Mr Moon's envoys visited Mr Kim in Pyongyang earlier this month. "Now it's a dialogue mode so they are trying to keep pace with that", said Choi Kang, vice president of Seoul's Asan Institute for Policy Studies. On Tuesday, a Pentagon spokesman, Lt.
  • Commonwealth Games: National shooter Teo Shun Xie is Singapore's flag-bearer

    Commonwealth Games: National shooter Teo Shun Xie is Singapore's flag-bearer

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    The IOA had sent the ministry a list of 222 athletes, 74 support staff and 21 extra officials, who Batra claimed, will accompany the contingent at the expense of their respective National Sports Federations. Rule says parents can not be named managers like in the past, but Batra said the Badminton Federation of India (BAI) taking the parents of the two Olympic medallists should not be made an issue.
  • Stocks plummet on fears of US-China trade war

    Stocks plummet on fears of US-China trade war

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    President Donald Trump addressed Chinese trade infractions on Thursday with a plan that both enflamed fears about an impending trade war and received praise for finally holding the nation accountable for its actions. A second round of tariffs of 25% on pork and recycled aluminum would be imposed after further evaluating the USA penalties on Chinese exports, the ministry said.
  • MS appoints its first-ever female USA senator

    MS appoints its first-ever female USA senator

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    His decision creates two Senate races in deeply conservative MS as Republicans are trying to maintain their slim Senate majority. She'll serve until at least November, when a special election will be held. In recent days, the White House and other senior Republicans reviewed polling conducted by the National Republican Senatorial Committee showing Hyde-Smith in third place in a prospective match-up, trailing McDaniel and a prospective Democratic candidate.
  • Afghanistan: Dozens killed in attack claimed by IS

    Afghanistan: Dozens killed in attack claimed by IS

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    The explosion went off on a road leading towards the Shiite Kart-e Sakhi shrine, where locals had gathered to mark the Persian New Year, known in Afghanistan as Nauruz. The bomber was on foot and was trying to make his way to a compound where the Hazaras had gathered to commemorate the 1995 death of their leader, Abdul Ali Mazari, who was killed by the Taliban .
  • Russian Federation orders Telegram to hand over users' encryption keys

    Russian Federation orders Telegram to hand over users' encryption keys

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    Secure messaging service Telegram says it will appeal a Russian Supreme Court order to hand over encryption keys to the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation - the FSB. Telegram's lawyer, Ramil Akhmetgaliev, points out blocking the service would require a separate court order. Telegram has challenged this decision, but the FSB's position is that access to encryption keys doesn't violate users' privacy since they do not contain information about an individual, and any data ...
  • South Korea to send K-pop singers to Pyongyang in late March

    South Korea to send K-pop singers to Pyongyang in late March

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    According to Reuters the group of singers will visit Pyongyang from 31 March to 3 April and will hold two shows, one at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre and the other at the Ryukyung Chung Ju Yung Gymnasium. Seoul's culture ministry said that an art group is expected to be joined by various musicians for a concert that will be centered on South Korean pop music.
  • United States to provide $2.5M in aid to Venezuelan refugees in Colombia

    United States to provide $2.5M in aid to Venezuelan refugees in Colombia

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    Citing sources familiar with the creation of petro , Time reports that senior advisers from the Kremlin, with approval from President Vladimir Putin, helped to oversee the development of the cryptocurrency. In partnership with Colombia, this initial, and immediate commitment of $2.5 million will provide emergency food and health assistance for vulnerable Venezuelans and the Colombian communities who are hosting them.
  • Israel Reveals That It Destroyed Syrian Reactor

    Israel Reveals That It Destroyed Syrian Reactor

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    Israel's Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, who served as commander of the Northern Command during the operation, said: "The lesson from the 2007 attack on the reactor is that Israel will not accept the establishment of a capability that constitutes an existential threat to Israel".
  • Weather Forecast: Nice, spring weather for the next few days

    Weather Forecast: Nice, spring weather for the next few days

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    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of the Triad. "It'll become unsettled with temperatures set to lower once more and snow falling over north-western and central Europe". Your 7 Day Forecast keeps our sunny and cool streak going through the rest of the work week before temps rebound into the upcoming weekend. The temperatures will be lower than average for March across the country.
  • Majority believe Japan PM bears some responsibility for altered documents

    Majority believe Japan PM bears some responsibility for altered documents

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    His support has fallen as low as 30% from 44% last month. But 66.1 percent of respondents to a poll conducted by Kyodo news agency on Saturday and Sunday said they felt the premier had some responsibility for the altered documents. As per certain media reports, Akie Abe had facilitated Kagoike to purchase the land illegally at a lower price thus inviting charges under cronyism which includes partially awarding jobs and other political advantages to the relatives.
  • Polygraph Test Reveals Stormy Daniels Was Being 'Truthful' About Trump Affair

    Polygraph Test Reveals Stormy Daniels Was Being 'Truthful' About Trump Affair

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    Trump announced his candidacy for the presidency, Ms. Clifford passed a lie detector test confirming her relationship with Mr. Trump", Avenatti told NBC News . Karen McDougal , a former Playboy model that Trump allegedly also had an affair with in 2006 , filed a lawsuit Tuesday in the hopes of being let out of an agreement that forbids her, too, from talking publicly about her affair with Trump.
  • Trump setback in accuser's defamation case is first of its kind

    Trump setback in accuser's defamation case is first of its kind

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    The lawsuit was the second time this month that a woman challenged legal arrangements to prevent discussions about affairs women said they had with Trump. The court noted that Trump making statements about Zervos on the campaign trail "does not make them any less actionable". He has said she continued to attempt to contact him and seek employment even after he made the alleged unwanted sexual advances - and only turned against him after he failed to accept an invitation to her restaurant.
  • Former Playboy Model Sues Media Group For Freedom To Talk About Trump

    Former Playboy Model Sues Media Group For Freedom To Talk About Trump

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    Amid all the fuss about Stormy Daniels' alleged 2006 sexual encounters with a married Donald Trump , a related scandal has been bubbling in the background. The timeline provided in the lawsuit shows that Davidson's email came as he and American Media were still hashing out the terms of the deal, which McDougal did not sign until the following day, August 6.
  • Some wanted Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz committed in 2016

    Some wanted Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz committed in 2016

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    He also told clinicians that he only owned a pellet gun and would never do "serious harm" to another person. The documents are part of Cruz's criminal case in the shooting. While students were outside marching, she is said to have gone into classrooms and stole a total of $180 from three different bags. However, during the demonstration, a school custodian is reported to have stolen over one hundred dollars from students' backpacks in the building, according to CNN .
  • Person injured in Fla. bridge collapse expected to file lawsuit

    Person injured in Fla. bridge collapse expected to file lawsuit

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    FDOT is responsible for passing on federal funding to FIU for the bridge. It swiftly went up in six hours under the " accelerated bridge construction " method, although the entire project wasn't to be completed until 2019. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the disaster, but has yet to determine what caused the collapse . Morgan said his client's case hinges on what officials knew about the span's integrity and "why were vehicles allowed to travel underneath that ...
  • What the world is saying about Putin's re-election

    What the world is saying about Putin's re-election

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    With nearly all districts reporting in and counted, Putin garnered about 76.7 percent of the total vote, the highest proportion in any presidential election since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Putin's critics called the election unfair, citing the Kremlin's silencing of the opposition. In his first public comments on the poisoning, Putin on Sunday referred to the allegations against Russian Federation as "nonsense".
  • United Kingdom and European Union agree on terms for Brexit

    United Kingdom and European Union agree on terms for Brexit

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    Davis said worldwide agreements would continue to apply to Britain now and during the transition period after Brexit takes place in 2019. - The latest update includes a direct reference that Britain can "negotiate, sign and ratify global agreements" on its own during the transition period.
  • More snow falls as 'mini beast from the east' sweeps in

    More snow falls as 'mini beast from the east' sweeps in

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    The Met office said: "Outbreaks of snow affecting many areas will turn mostly light and showery". Charlotte Armitage, citizen science officer for the Woodland Trust, told the Metro : 'When we get prolonged mild periods as we have done recently, plants and wildlife are fooled into thinking the seasons are changing and start to become more active.
  • St Patrick's Day celebrations around the world as Chicago river turns GREEN

    St Patrick's Day celebrations around the world as Chicago river turns GREEN

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    Patrick's Day when the celebrations promoted are largely about drinking ", Chick said. But they'll only goes so far, he asserts. 385 AD - Born in Britain, but is not Irish . And of course, celebrations took place in NY, with Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar taking part in that city's St Patrick's Day parade. Today's parade featured more than 2,000 members of marching bands from across the country.
  • Russian Federation spy poisoning: 23 United Kingdom diplomats expelled from Moscow

    Russian Federation spy poisoning: 23 United Kingdom diplomats expelled from Moscow

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    May also declared that what transpired isn't just about the United Kingdom , but is an "affront to the prohibition on the use of chemical weapons". May said the expulsion of the 23 diplomats, identified as undeclared intelligence officers, was the biggest single expulsion for over 30 years and would degrade Russian intelligence capabilities in Britain for years to come.
  • Facebook suspends account tied to Trump campaign

    Facebook suspends account tied to Trump campaign

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    Up to 270,000 people downloaded the app, allowing the data research company to access the relevant data from the profile such as the city a user lives in, or the content they had liked. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said she would launch an investigation because "residents deserve answers immediately". "Using the RNC data was one of the best choices the campaign made".
  • MOTOGP: Frustration for Bradley Smith in Qatar

    MOTOGP: Frustration for Bradley Smith in Qatar

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    Andrea waited and stayed hidden; then, five laps from the end, he pulled the pin, snatching the lead from Zarco and taking command. Behind these three were Jorge Lorenzo of Spain on the second factory Ducati at 0.470 sec off the pace and defending world champion and compatriot Marc Marquez on a Honda.
  • Netanyahu: Israel Will Demolish Home of Car-Ramming Terrorist

    Netanyahu: Israel Will Demolish Home of Car-Ramming Terrorist

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    Israeli Airforce fighters also struck positions in southern and central Gaza Saturday night in retaliation for the a bomb detonation near the Gaza/Israel border. Kabha's family denied that Alaa had any terrorist tendencies, his father ardently claiming: "It will become clear that this was an accident and nothing more", the Israeli news site Walla reported .
  • Sweden used North Korea talks to push for release of detained Americans

    Sweden used North Korea talks to push for release of detained Americans

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    A Finnish official told CNN that the talks would be a "track 1.5 academic meeting", which means that it will involve government representatives and outside experts. "We've never been in a position where a president - our president - has met with a leader of North Korea, ever". -North Korea summit between President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong-un.
  • Pennsylvania man, missing teen found in Mexico 2 weeks later

    Pennsylvania man, missing teen found in Mexico 2 weeks later

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    The U.S. Marshals Service says Esterly is being brought back to Pennsylvania to face charges. Mui Luu, the girl's mother, said last week she discovered the alleged romantic relationship Esterly and her daughter when she found suggestive text messages on Yu's cellphone.
  • Twitter reacts to MI knocking out Houston on buzzer-beater

    Twitter reacts to MI knocking out Houston on buzzer-beater

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    A positive for the Cougars: They fouled less than typical this season. Poole hit a three-pointer with a defender in his face that clinched a 64-63 victory for the Wolverines. MI air-balled three 3-pointers in four possessions spanning the break. MI is going to Los Angeles. Three-seeded MI trailed sixth-seeded Houston 63-61 with 3.6 seconds left in their West Region matchup Saturday night.
  • Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade draws large crowds despite bitter cold

    Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade draws large crowds despite bitter cold

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    All of the proceeds from the parade will be donated to Birth Haven, a non-profit organization that provides shelter, support and education to pregnant homeless women. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 17, 2018, on Massachusetts Street. Sheila Murphy Crawford was this year's Grand Marshal. "My son Paul, who's a ginger, was marching in the Scranton parade wearing the same costume".