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Edmund flies Union Jack at Open

Edmund flies Union Jack at Open

The most optimistic forecast for Murray's return to action is for the English grass court season in June and if Edmund, ranked 49th in the world, continues with the sort of form he has shown to get to the second week of the Australian Open , he could have overtaken Murray in the rankings by then. Read More

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Bangladesh gov't assures public: Rohingya repatriation exclusively 'voluntary'

Bangladesh gov't assures public: Rohingya repatriation exclusively 'voluntary'

Rights groups and the United Nations have said any repatriations must be voluntary. Myanmar authorities have been building a temporary accommodation camp for around 30,000 Rohingya in the northern part of the Rakhine state. Myanmar, however, wants the involvement of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), not the UNHCR. "In order to ensure that the return is voluntary, Bangladesh has incorporated provisions for involvement of UNHCR and other relevant worldwide organisations in ... Read More

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North Korea to send 22 athletes to Games

North Korea to send 22 athletes to Games

North Korean athletes have been allocated places in various skating and skiing events. He noted that the Korean delegates with march under the Korean Unification Flag during the opening ceremony, in what he suggested would be a "very emotional moment not only for all Koreans but also for the entire world". Read More

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CJI takes judge Loya's case in own hand

CJI takes judge Loya's case in own hand

Last Tuesday, in wake of the blistering attack by Justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph against the Chief Justice, the two-judge Bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Mohan M Shantanagoudar had adjourned the hearing in the Loya case without listing a date for the next hearing. Read More

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Pakistan suffered heavy damage in BSF retaliation firing: Director General BSF

Pakistan suffered heavy damage in BSF retaliation firing: Director General BSF

Pakistan continued heavy mortar shelling throughout the night along nearly entire International Border (IB) in Jammu , Samba and Kathua districts and Line of Control (LoC) in the twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch. Panic has gripped the residents of border villages along the global border in the three districts, news reports say. He has been identified as head constable Suresh. Read More

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Killed in Fire at Firecracker store in Delhi

Killed in Fire at Firecracker store in Delhi

The officer said the fire in Bawana Industrial Area was reported to the control room around 6.20 p.m., following which 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot. There are also reports that a fire cracker factory was functioning in the area. "Prima facie it appears packaging of the fire crackers were going on, but no machines have been found", he said. Read More

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Twitter To Notify Users Exposed To Russian Propaganda During US Elections

Twitter To Notify Users Exposed To Russian Propaganda During US Elections

More than 50,000 Russia-linked bot accounts tweeted about the 2016 USA election during the campaign season, Twitter said Friday. The results of this supplemental analysis are consistent with the results of our previous work: automated election-related content associated with Russian signals represented a very small fraction of the overall activity on Twitter in the ten-week period preceding the 2016 election. Read More

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Putin takes icy plunge into lake for Epiphany celebration

Putin takes icy plunge into lake for Epiphany celebration

With the temperature hovering around -5c, the 65-year old president has taken a dip in icy waters of the Seliger Lake, 350-kilometer north-west of Moscow. Authorities set up bathing sites for believers all over Russian Federation, including some areas in Siberia where temperatures dipped below -22 F. Putin, who is campaigning for re-election in a March 18 presidential election, grew up under Communist rule where open shows of religion were frowned upon. Read More

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Lebanon reverses move to ban Spielberg's 'The Post'

Lebanon reverses move to ban Spielberg's 'The Post'

Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg's film " The Post " will be shown in Lebanese cinemas this Thursday after Lebanon's Interior Ministry revoked its ban by the country's General Security Directorate. Free speech advocates in Lebanon noted the irony of banning a movie whose plot promotes press freedoms. While Lebanon is generally considered the most liberal of Arab countries, it occasionally bans content considered immoral, inciteful or supportive of Israel. Read More

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Bitcoin drops below $10K after three days of cryptocurrency correction

Bitcoin drops below $10K after three days of cryptocurrency correction

On Wednesday, bitcoin slid 18 percent. In the wake of this week's bitcoin slide, users are left wondering if they should hold or sell the highly volatile cryptocurrency . Bloomberg reports that the Lunar New Year, which usually falls between late January and early February, may also be leading Asian investors, who are major players in the space, to trade in their cryptocurrency for cash as gifts to friends and relatives. Read More

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People Killed in Kazakhstan Bus Fire

People Killed in Kazakhstan Bus Fire

The ministry said the apparent accident had happened at 10.30 am (0430 GMT), but provided no details about its cause. Five people managed to get out and were treated by rescue workers on the spot, reports said. The bus was traveling from southern Kazakhstan to Russia's Kazan, Kazakh officials said. Only five of the 57 people on board managed to survive, the central Asian nation's emergency services ministry said in a statement. Read More

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'Fake book' will make it to real TV

'Fake book' will make it to real TV

A shop worker arranges copies of Michael Wolff's book " Fire And Fury " as they go on sale inside a branch of the Waterstones book store in Liverpool, Britain. It wasn't until August of a year ago, Bloomberg says, that Hicks and other senior aides such as Jared Kushner came to the understanding that their foes within the building, like Bannon, may have been dishing to Wolff about them. Read More

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Israeli occupation forces raid Jenin, kill Palestinian

Israeli occupation forces raid Jenin, kill Palestinian

Ms Tamimi's lawyer Gaby Lasky told the ABC she was disappointed her client was not released saying the ruling showed "there was one law for Israelis and one for Palestinians". Israeli troops have shot dead a member of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas who they suspect was involved in the killing of an Israeli settler. According to society spokesperson Fidaa Najada, roughly 950 Palestinians have been detained - including 18 women and 235 children - since demonstrations erupted in the ... Read More

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Main ingredients for Agni-5 launch came from TN: Sitharaman

Main ingredients for Agni-5 launch came from TN: Sitharaman

The current missile used a canister launcher mounted on a mobile platform and was sacked from the Integrated Test Range's No. 4 launch pad. India on Thursday successfully test fired its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-V - the most potent and with the longest range in the Agni series - that can reach targets as far as Beijing. Read More

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Tax changes expected in this week's state budget proposal

Andrew Cuomo gives his 2018 State of the State address. The state already has a statute where we get the majority of the revenues. Assemb. Christine Pellegrino (D-West Islip) said she was "encouraged" by Cuomo's plan. While that's far less than the education commissioner is seeking, it's an increase nonetheless. It is one of the areas of the Cuomo budget nearly certain to grow once the Legislature completes its work. Read More

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Rohingya refugees at risk from cyclone season

Rohingya refugees at risk from cyclone season

After increasing violence targeted towards the Rohingya by the Myanmar security forces peaked past year, this sparked a mass exodus to neighbouring Bangladesh. Bangladesh fears that the overflowing refugee camps on its side of the border will become permanent settlements. The conflict in Myanmar's Rakhine state between the Rohingya, the Muslim minority, and the Buddhist majority, dates back to the previous century. Read More

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School Board meeting postponed due to weather

School Board meeting postponed due to weather

That includes schools being closed. Some classes are being delayed or canceled on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 due to winter weather conditions. Lake Castle Slidell Private School will also close tomorrow. The Bossier City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday will be rescheduled for another date to be announced. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency at 6 p.m. Read More

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Controversial Serb politician killed in north Kosovo town of Mitrovica

Controversial Serb politician killed in north Kosovo town of Mitrovica

Prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was shot dead in a brazen drive-by shooting on Tuesday that risked fanning ethnic tensions in the volatile region. Ivanovic speaks Albanian - rare for a Kosovo Serb. "The perpetrators of this act will be caught, and if they don't do it - we will", Mr Vucic declared, revealing that Belgrade had sent a request to the European Union and United Nations missions in Kosovo to allow Serbian agencies to take part in the murder inquiry. Read More

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Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi, UP CM of 'betraying' public

Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi, UP CM of 'betraying' public

They also charged him with not listening to the problems of the local people, ignoring health and education needs and laying foundation stones of "fake" projects. The newly elected Congress president is expected to receive a grand reception by the party workers. The Congress tweeted pictures of Gandhi "being warmly received" and interacting with people over tea at a "dhaba". Read More

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Iranian FM Blasts Trump for Lack of Understanding

Iranian FM Blasts Trump for Lack of Understanding

However, at the time, Mr Trump also stopped short of scrapping the accord altogether, saying he wanted his administration to work with Congress and other nations to address the "deal's many serious flaws". "The deal is a long-lasting victory for Iran", President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state TV. They are concerned about Iran's nuclear programme but also its aggressive expansionism in the region and agree that Trump is now doing, what they have been doing to years: ... Read More

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