• Billy Graham's Body Returned to Hometown
Billy Graham's Body Returned to Hometown

Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura Bush, come to Charlotte on Monday to pay their respects. Graham and his family "never really reveled in all of the celebrity". Asked if there would ever be another force like his, she replied: "I doubt it. Not in my lifetime". Dr Graham will be buried in a plywood coffin made by local prison i...

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  • Uni lecturers to strike if pension demands aren't met
Uni lecturers to strike if pension demands aren't met

The event, named Sit in Solidarity, had gained huge support over the past couple of days from both students and lecturers alike with the peaceful protest bringing together students from all schools within the university. Tuition fees were introduced in the late 1990s in Britain and the annual cost has since risen by 900 percent for most students....

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  • New organ opt-out legislation passes second reading by MPs
New organ opt-out legislation passes second reading by MPs

There are now 25 million people on the organ donation register, but with 6,500 people still waiting for a transplant it's hoped that changes in the law would save 500 lives a year. At the same time, organs that could have saved lives are buried or cremated, despite our polls which show that more than two-thirds of people have a clear wish to donate...

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  • Charts: British Columbians, Canadians split on Alberta-BC pipeline, trade war
Charts: British Columbians, Canadians split on Alberta-BC pipeline, trade war

Notley and the federal government labelled the move unconstitutional, and Notley banned B.C. wine from Alberta until Horgan agreed Thursday to reverse his decision and let the courts decide. The appeal may now be moot, since Notley has said she is repealing the boycott. Horgan denied that B-C is backing down in the dispute, saying the intention i...

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  • At least 23 killed in multiple attacks in Afghanistan
At least 23 killed in multiple attacks in Afghanistan

There were further suicide attacks in Helmand province in the south, leaving two army members dead, and others, including women and children, injured. Also near the site of the bombing is an Afghan spy agency facility, officials said. The deadly explosion followed an blast in national capital of Kabul during which one civilian and two security ...

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  • Snow winding down this morning; another storm expected this weekend
Snow winding down this morning; another storm expected this weekend

The precipitation will end Sunday morning, with peeks of sunshine possible during the afternoon. Moderate to heavy snow with rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour will overspread the area Saturday afternoon and evening. At the tail end of the system, Augustyniak said wind gusts could be up to 30 miles per hour. There are indications another strong ...

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  • Trump announces 'heaviest sanctions' on North Korea as he threatens 'phase two'
Trump announces 'heaviest sanctions' on North Korea as he threatens 'phase two'

Trump made the statement during a joint news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull . The US and South Korea have repeatedly staged military drill close to North Korea, despite the crisis and warnings from Pyongyang. "Mrs Trump delivered a personal message to President Moon from President Trump about today's North Korea rel...

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  • Israeli satellite spies Russian stealth fighters at Syrian base
Israeli satellite spies Russian stealth fighters at Syrian base

As Palmer reports, there is a hotline between the Russian military and the US forces that's meant to avoid incidents like this on the complicated battlefields of Syria , and the Pentagon says they used it to warn the Russian military before the counterstrikes on February 7.

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  • 4 killed in small plane crash near Colorado border
4 killed in small plane crash near Colorado border

The Piper Lance, which had flown out of Alberta, Canada, was forced by inclement weather to land in Grand Junction in western Colorado on Thursday, KDVR reported. The family learned the news from RCMP and police officials in the US, said Jamie Metzger, the daughter of Bill Kaupp, one of the men on board. "There's been no contact since, we can't...

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  • Jared Kushner's security clearance status is John Kelly's decision, Trump says
Jared Kushner's security clearance status is John Kelly's decision, Trump says

Earlier this week, the White House maintained that Kushner's work will be unaffected by the change. As someone who meets regularly with foreign officials and reads classified intelligence, Kushner would typically have a fast-tracked background investigation, security-clearance experts said .

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  • Missouri Governor, a Former Navy SEAL, Indicted
Missouri Governor, a Former Navy SEAL, Indicted

Greitens admits to the affair that he calls consensual. Even if Greitens is found innocent, it is likely his political future is dead, as an indictment is more serious than mere accusations, Robertson said. "The charges against the Governor are baseless and unfounded", said attorney Ed Dowd. The Democratic Governors Association called for G...

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  • Ramaphosa definitely 'fit' to be president
Ramaphosa definitely 'fit' to be president

South Africa remains polarized by inequality more than two decades after the end of white-minority rule in 1994, with the lion's share of the economy still in the hands of the white minority population. Yet despite the early optimism of Madlala and others, some economists and analysts caution there may be no quick fix for an economy that is foreca...

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  • Trump praises 'friend' Turnbull's immigration plan after meeting with wives
Trump praises 'friend' Turnbull's immigration plan after meeting with wives

Mr Trump signed a $US1.5 ($1.9) trillion tax cut into law past year, cutting taxes for corporations and the wealthy. Mr Trump said he hopes to follow Australia with its tough "merit-based" immigration policies and announced the USA would name a new combat ship the USS Canberra.

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  • United, Delta Airlines join companies cutting ties with NRA
United, Delta Airlines join companies cutting ties with NRA

Many companies listed on the NRA website as providing deals for members had not yet return calls for comment as to whether they would be continuing their relationship with the gun group. On Friday (Feb 23), LifeLock owner Symantec , Hertz , North American and Allied Van Lines , and insurer MetLife announced they would break off from the...

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  • US Secret Service says vehicle strikes security barrier near White House
US Secret Service says vehicle strikes security barrier near White House

The white vehicle was jammed up tightly against the fence as officers began examining the auto. No shots were fired during the incident, the Secret Service says . White House reporters tweeted that the door to the briefing room was locked, and reporters were not allowed in during the lockdown. No law enforcement personnel was injured, and the dr...

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  • USA embassy moving to Jerusalem in May
USA embassy moving to Jerusalem in May

The most likely plan would be to locate the embassy at a USA facility in Jerusalem's south-eastern Talpiyot neighbourhood, now used for consular affairs including passport and visa processing. Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas delivered a rare address to the UN Security Council on Tuesday, calling for an global conference to be held later this year t...

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  • Bishop Lang: Ghouta bombardment 'grievous offence to our common humanity'
Bishop Lang: Ghouta bombardment 'grievous offence to our common humanity'

These unprovoked actions were made in direct violation of the ceasefire agreement and for this obvious reason caused the Syrian authorities' counter-action. The Security Council is expected to hold an open meeting today, at the request of Russian Federation to discuss the area's situation . "That's why for the resolution to be efficient - an...

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  • Trump announces the
Trump announces the "largest ever" set of sanctions against North Korea

Speaking on condition of anonymity, officials earlier this week said a "task force" has been set up to address potential meddling in the 2018 congressional elections and work is underway to introduce more sanctions in response to Moscow's 2016 campaign.

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  • Russian Embassy in Argentina Embroiled in Cocaine Smuggling Scandal
Russian Embassy in Argentina Embroiled in Cocaine Smuggling Scandal

The astonishing saga began on December 13, 2016 when Argentine Security Minister Patricia Bullrich received a tip from Russian Ambassador Viktor Koronelli suggesting that diplomatic suitcases being stored in a school on the embassy grounds should be searched.

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  • United States of America to curl for Olympic gold after upsetting Canada
United States of America to curl for Olympic gold after upsetting Canada

Koshechkin has the tournament's lowest goals against average at 1.08 and has stopped more than 95 percent of shots put on the Russian goal. Though it was the second period where things really heated up. Last month, Swedish captain Lias Andersson created controversy when he tossed his medal into the stands after his team lost to Canada at the world ...

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