• Palestinian head Abbas calls for global peace summit
Palestinian head Abbas calls for global peace summit

The so-called Israeli-Palestinian peace process has been deadlocked since April 2014. Responding to Mr Abbas, Israel's ambassador the UN Danny Danon accused the Palestinian leader of consistently avoiding direct negotiations. He blamed the deadlock in the peace process on the U.S. declaration on Jerusalem, which he said violated global law, and...

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  • U.S. still unsure who directed Syria attack, despite Russian deaths
U.S. still unsure who directed Syria attack, despite Russian deaths

On Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said five Russian nationals were preliminarily confirmed to have been killed in Syria in the clash with the USA -led coalition. The Russian government is reviewing a bill that would make private military companies legal, in order to clarify the now murky status of mercenaries engaged...

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  • Justice Thomas delivers pro-gun rant just days after the Parkland shooting
Justice Thomas delivers pro-gun rant just days after the Parkland shooting

California is among nine states and Washington, D.C., that have waiting periods for gun purchases, and California's is the second-longest in the country, Thomas said in his dissent . The justices did not comment in leaving in place two rulings by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He said that California made no "at...

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  • Donald Trump Junior arrives in India for week-long visit
Donald Trump Junior arrives in India for week-long visit

Maintaining that reforms underway will help attract investments to India from countries like USA, he said the "spirit" of doing business in India is much more aligned with the U.S. An advertisement in newspapers on Sunday read, "Trump is here". Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will also be present, will speak at the summit on the topic of "Prepa...

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  • Seventh-grader shoots self at OH middle school; no one else hurt
Seventh-grader shoots self at OH middle school; no one else hurt

A school official in OH says a middle school student apparently shot himself after bringing a gun to school. Parents were waiting anxiously outside the school for their children to be evacuated. The extent of the student's injuries after the incident at Jackson Memorial Middle School was not known, and neither was it known if the shooting was a...

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  • Latvian central bank chief rejects bribery claims after release on bail
Latvian central bank chief rejects bribery claims after release on bail

The governor, who's led the Latvian central bank since 2001, may be protected by the institution's independence. What is particularly striking about the accusations against Mr Rimsevics is that they come from another Latvian bank, Norvik, which is controlled by the Russian businessman Grigory Guselnikov.

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  • Russian meddling investigator files charges against lawyer for lying
Russian meddling investigator files charges against lawyer for lying

The initial document released by a Washington , D.C. federal court showed Alex Van Der Zwaan lied about his interactions with Rick Gates , who has already been indicted by Mueller's office. Mueller has also charged former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort; Gates; former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos; and former national securit...

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  • Heavy Rain and Some Freezing Rain Potential This Week
Heavy Rain and Some Freezing Rain Potential This Week

Plan for travel issues during tomorrow's commute lingering into the lunch hour. The rain may be mixed with freezing rain, mainly in areas north of Madison. Highest snowfall totals of 4 to 6 inches with this event are expected along and northwest of a line from Montevideo to Cambridge, Minnesota. Sweet Home's forecast is similar, except that it pr...

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  • Turkish military neutralizes 74 terrorists in Syria's Afrin
Turkish military neutralizes 74 terrorists in Syria's Afrin

But the YPG has been working closely with the United States against the Islamic State extremist group in Syria. Russian Federation also supported the YPG in Afrin, training Kurdish forces there before withdrawing as Turkey announced its assault last month.

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  • China furious after man steals thumb from terracotta army statue
China furious after man steals thumb from terracotta army statue

An official from the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Centre, the agency that arranged for the loan of the statues, seeks a "severe penalty" for the perpetrator, according to the South China Morning Post . Archer is a member of the FBI's Art Crime Team. The statue Rohana allegedly defaced is called the Cavalryman and dates to around 210 B...

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  • Clear skies raise hopes in Iran's hunt for missing plane
Clear skies raise hopes in Iran's hunt for missing plane

Search and rescue teams were dispatched to the site, IRNA news agency reported . In October 1994, a twin-propeller Fokker F-28 1000 commuter plane piloted by airline crashed near Natanz, 290 kilometers (180 miles) south of Tehran , also killing 66 passengers on board.

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  • Vice president shows disrespect for athletes, South Korea
Vice president shows disrespect for athletes, South Korea

The development coincides with a period of inter-Korean reconciliation that Seoul hopes will evolve into fully-fledged negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang over the North's advanced weapons programmes. Japan's Foreign Minister, Taro Kono, later outlined the reasons why the Prime Minister attended the Olympics: "Without being swayed by ...

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  • Court issues new congressional map
Court issues new congressional map

Meanwhile, candidates are finding themselves in a new landscape and rethinking campaigns a week before they can start circulating petitions to run. Pennsylvania's congressional map is normally enacted as legislation, meaning it passes through the state House and Senate, then goes to the governor for his signature or veto.

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  • Donald Trump surprises by endorsing Mitt Romney for Senate run
Donald Trump surprises by endorsing Mitt Romney for Senate run

He called Trump a "fraud", and a " phony ", and said that Trump was "playing members of the American public for suckers". "The mainstream of the party has had some choices: They can either join President Trump and hold their nose, thinking that ceding power to the Democrats is worse ...

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  • Merkel appoints rumoured successor to key party post
Merkel appoints rumoured successor to key party post

The surprise reshuffle comes after Tauber said at the weekend he was stepping down for health reasons, and with Merkel struggling to form a new government after a tricky general election last September. She also played a key role in Merkel's tough coalition negotiations with the centre-left Social Democrats. Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer said she had not ...

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  • Virgin Hyperloop One to connect Mumbai and Pune by 2024
Virgin Hyperloop One to connect Mumbai and Pune by 2024

An agreement between Branson's Virgin Hyperloop One and the Indian state of Maharashtra will see the construction of only the second ever operational test track, and the transport technology startup's first location outside the US. It also hopes to play a major role in logistics, ferrying freight and light cargo to the Jawaharlal Nehru Port of ...

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  • Scholars Poll Ranks Donald Trump As 'Worst President Of All
Scholars Poll Ranks Donald Trump As 'Worst President Of All

According to a C-SPAN survey of the historians, Barack Obama ranked as the 12th best president, getting good grades for his vision and setting an agenda, managing the economy, public persuasion, "pursuing equal justice for all" and "moral authority".

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  • Win for SpaceX's satellite internet plan
Win for SpaceX's satellite internet plan

In a statement , Pai said satellite-based broadband services like what's proposed by Space X are the type of "innovative technologies" needed to "bridge America's digital divide". In a report by the Census Bureau, it was reported that 62 percent of American households had "high connectivity" in 2015, meaning they had access to either a deskt...

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  • Mexican interior minister survives chopper crash, toll rises to 13
Mexican interior minister survives chopper crash, toll rises to 13

Inside the helicopter, Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete and Oaxaca state Governor Alejandro Murat were unharmed. The Governor of Oaxaca State in Mexico, Alejandro Murat and Mexico's Interior Secretary Alfonso Navarrete , escaped death after helicopter carrying high-ranking officials to assess the damage from a powerful quake crashed in ...

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  • Almost 79% turnout in Tripura election
Almost 79% turnout in Tripura election

In the 2013 and 2008 Assembly polls, Tripura witnessed record balloting at 92 and 91 per cent respectively. Elections in one constituency, Charilam will be held on March 12. The Left is ruling the state for the past 25 years. It acceded to the Indian Union on 15 October, 1949. The Trinamool Congress fielded 24 candidates.

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