• Mumbai Mayor Election: Shiv Sena's Vishwanath Mahadeshwar appointed as Mumbai's Mayor
Mumbai Mayor Election: Shiv Sena's Vishwanath Mahadeshwar appointed as Mumbai's Mayor

Usually, the tenure of mayor is two and a half years. Shiv Sena's mayor and Deputy mayor candidates Vishwanath Mahadeshwar and Hemangi Worlikar. The Shiv Sena has been ruling the BMC since 1997 though in alliance with BJP which was till recently a much junior partner but which won only two seats less than Sena this time around.

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  • China warns U.S. over long-range anti-missile system deployed in South Korea
China warns U.S. over long-range anti-missile system deployed in South Korea

The missiles traveled about 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) and three of them landed in waters close to Japan that are part of its exclusive economic zone. The prime minister expressed his view that Tokyo and Washington should have the same strategic objectives, in line with the ongoing review of US policy toward North Korea .

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  • Al Franken Call Jeff Sessions' Russia Answer 'Insulting'
Al Franken Call Jeff Sessions' Russia Answer 'Insulting'

The recusal means the Russian Federation inquiry would fall under Rosenstein's watch. Al Franken (D-Minn.) during his January confirmation hearing about ongoing talks between Trump associates and Russian government representatives during the campaign.

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  • Threats force Jewish centers across the US to evacuate
Threats force Jewish centers across the US to evacuate

The NYPD and FBI are investigating the incidents. Federal authorities arrested a former journalist, Juan Thompson, 31, in St. Louis last week on a cyberstalking charge in connection with some of the threats. De Blasio vowed Tuesday that the city would thoroughly investigate the crimes and urged New Yorkers to call in any tips they may have ...

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  • Ramos gets Real out of jail after early battering
Ramos gets Real out of jail after early battering

However, curiously enough, the question that arises before the clash against Napoli is simple - BBC or no BBC? Madrid were dominating possession and Dani Carvajal nearly scored a goal to remember as he juggled the ball through the Napoli defence but hooked his effort over won his weaker left foot.

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  • India's tallest Tricolour 360 feet high hoisted at Attari border
India's tallest Tricolour 360 feet high hoisted at Attari border

Before this, Ranchi had the record of nations tallest tricolor which is 293 feet high. Pakistan is reportedly not happy with India yesterday installing what is its tallest and heaviest flag that can be seen from Lahore. "Due to the Code of Conduct is in place in the state the minister has availed special permission from the Election Commission ...

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  • Alexis Sanchez row reports
Alexis Sanchez row reports "completely false" - Arsene Wenger

It was the 34th goal that they had conceded in the season, the most among the top six in the Premier League. Arsenal will tell Alexis Sanchez he can not join another Premier League club this summer. His inclusion caused a headache for Nathaniel Clyne's exhausted legs but once the Reds regrouped, it would take something special to break the ...

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  • Northwestern DA confirms identity of woman, children killed in Warwick fire
Northwestern DA confirms identity of woman, children killed in Warwick fire

According to published reports, two other members of the household - a father and child - escaped with minor injuries. Located in Franklin county on the state's border with New Hampshire, Warwick had a population of 774 people in 2013, according to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue's division of local services.

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  • 'No one can stop me' standing in French election: Fillon
'No one can stop me' standing in French election: Fillon

With pressure building on Fillon, Penelope said she had urged her husband to keep going. Tweeting recently, Francois Fillon said: "Never has an operation of such size been launched to try to eliminate a candidate other than by the democratic process".

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  • Austrian and Dutch politicans call for ban on Turkish rallies
Austrian and Dutch politicans call for ban on Turkish rallies

Mr Kern criticised Ankara's arrest of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel, a correspondent for Die Welt newspaper, and many other journalists, academics and civil servants, and called for Yucel's immediate release. "A joint approach by the European Union to prevent such campaign appearances would be sensible", Kern said. After Erdogan's outbu...

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  • Hundreds gather at Denver rally to support President Trump
Hundreds gather at Denver rally to support President Trump

But there were also protests. An estimated 1,200-1,500 attended the rally. Meanwhile, across the park's grassy area, which was covered in goose poop, the demonstrators weren't having any of it. Several hundred supporters gathered at the State Capitol Saturday for one of many pro-Trump rallies across the nation ... "He does not hate Latinos, h...

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  • France election: Fillon loses support of allied party in fresh blow
France election: Fillon loses support of allied party in fresh blow

Marine Le Pen , France's presidential candidate and leader of the French National Front, in Paris on February 28. Macron, a 39-year-old who has never held elected office, is presenting himself as a fresh face without political baggage. He had earlier vowed to do so if charged. A second poll by Opinionway, released daily, shows Macron at 62%...

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  • McDonald's to expand mobile, delivery options
McDonald's to expand mobile, delivery options

McDonald's revealed in December previous year it would test delivery via UberEATS and mobile app ordering in Florida starting late January. The fast-food chain will rely heavily on delivery to reignite sales, especially in the USA, according to executives speaking at McDonald's investor day in Chicago on Wednesday.

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  • Top Cop Says Duterte's Murderous Drug War Is 'Pro
Top Cop Says Duterte's Murderous Drug War Is 'Pro

The HRW believes that through his endorsement, Duterte and his administration have incited violence, instigated murder, and should be liable for crimes against humanity. Duterte recently gave permission to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald dela Rosa to resume the police anti-drug operations on the condition that only policemen with prov...

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  • Nicola Sturgeon would lose independence referendum, says Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson
Nicola Sturgeon would lose independence referendum, says Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson

The Conservatives are urging voters in the Scottish local elections to back them to send a signal to the SNP not to hold a new referendum. Downing Street is already preparing for another vote on Scotland's future - and Mrs May's speech could be taken as the opening salvo of a battle which, alongside Brexit, may shape politics north of the border ...

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  • Governor Cuomo Traveling to Israel This Weekend
Governor Cuomo Traveling to Israel This Weekend

The vandalism of more than a dozen headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Rochester is being investigated by a NY hate crime task force, the third known case of a Jewish cemetery desecration in the country in the last two weeks. "It is repugnant to everything we believe as New Yorkers, and we will continue to do everything in our power to bring to just...

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  • Fatal Yemen Raid Yielded Intel On 'Hundreds' Of Al-Qaida Operatives
Fatal Yemen Raid Yielded Intel On 'Hundreds' Of Al-Qaida Operatives

A United States official told AFP that Tuesday's strikes had been planned months ago and were unrelated to the controversial raid, which the White House has repeatedly claimed was a success that yielded crucial intelligence, despite global condemnation.

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  • Abuse victim quits Vatican commission (2)
Abuse victim quits Vatican commission (2)

Clerical abuse survivor and campaigner Marie Collins said she resigned from the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors because a group of people in the Vatican who had been obstructing its work, including not following recommendations from the Pope .

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  • Macedonia's President Refuses To Give Opposition Leader Mandate For New Government
Macedonia's President Refuses To Give Opposition Leader Mandate For New Government

Ivanov adds that at a meeting with Zaev he proposed him to carry out consultations with the Albanian parties. Forming a coalition with minority parties has been their only way forward. Following December's vote, leaders of ethnic Albanian parties traveled to Tirana in Albania and agreed to a joint platform for negotiating with a coalition includi...

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  • Border wall construction to start 'soon'
Border wall construction to start 'soon'

Zambrano was answering whether Cemex, one of the world's largest cement producers, would provide a cement estimate for the controversial barrier. "We will gladly do it", Cemex President Rogelio Zambrano told Mexican newspaper Reforma Wednesday, according to NBC News .

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  • Bengal BJP Leader Accused of Child Trafficking Arrested Near Nepal Border
Bengal BJP Leader Accused of Child Trafficking Arrested Near Nepal Border

CID received information that she would be coming to Jalpaiguri on Monday night and based on that they intercepted and arrested her. Chowdhury's arrest is the fourth in the case that involved selling of no less than 17 babies across the country.

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  • Trump to outline spending plans in speech to Congress
Trump to outline spending plans in speech to Congress

Perhaps the most bipartisan moment in Trump's speech came near the end when he appealed to all Americans to "embrace" what he called a "renewal of the American spirit". "The most important thing Trump needs to tell Congress is what his bright lines are, what he is willing to sign, and what he would not like to see Congress pass.

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  • SA Xenophobic attacks: Ghanaians rescued, Nigerians deported, Congolese warned
SA Xenophobic attacks: Ghanaians rescued, Nigerians deported, Congolese warned

The delegates will deliberate with their South African counterpart on ways to stop the attacks on Nigerians. Over 500 Nigerians have been deported in the past one month from the United Kingdom, Libya and Mali. He told students that the Nigerian government would engage the South African government to ensure that the lives and property of Nigerians...

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  • Don't blame me for SEAL's death
Don't blame me for SEAL's death

After White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said this weekend that Trump would probably back an investigation into the operation, Spicer noted Monday the Defense Department will review it as a matter of standard procedure. "I told them I don't want to meet the president". NBC News reported Monday, citing unnamed senior USA official...

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  • Iraqi Commander: Troops push further into western Mosul
Iraqi Commander: Troops push further into western Mosul

They launched their attack on the districts that lie west of the Tigris a week ago. Those still in Mosul have to face Daesh's strict rule along with a lack of basic goods and the danger from the fighting. United States personnel are operating close to the frontlines to direct air strikes. The Iraqi Air Force conducted the strikes in the Syrian ...

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  • Taliban 'infiltrator' aids police killing in Helmand province
Taliban 'infiltrator' aids police killing in Helmand province

Local television news reported that the Taliban seized weapons and ammunition from the scene, and that a local hospital had confirmed receipt of at least 11 bodies. A Taliban spokesman later said the group carried out the attack and that 12 police had been killed. Thousands of people fled the rural areas to shelter in Lashkar Gah last August, b...

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  • Russian Federation and China's abusive use of veto
Russian Federation and China's abusive use of veto "shameful"

It is the seventh time since the beginning of the Syrian civil war that Russian Federation has vetoed a resolution aimed at the Syrian government. France, the United Kingdom and the US, had proposed a draft resolution to ban the sale of helicopters to Assad's regime and to blacklist 11 Syrians and 10 entities even as the UN struggles to keep peac...

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  • U.S. probing whether Al-Qaeda number two killed in Syria
U.S. probing whether Al-Qaeda number two killed in Syria

In the past two months, the USA -led coalition have conducted drone strikes and air raids against al-Qaida linked officials and targets in Idlib province. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a top al-Qaeda official was killed in a drone strike, but could not confirm it was al-Masri.

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  • 99-year-old granny gets 'arrested' to fulfill bucket list
99-year-old granny gets 'arrested' to fulfill bucket list

Last week, police in the eastern Netherlands town of Nijmegen-Zuid granted Annie's final wishes of getting the "inside experience". Luckily, her niece arranged the whole affair. She looks like the happiest person to get jailed ever. Social media users were quick to praise the police force for letting her achieve her dream. The police officials ...

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  • How a Holocaust Historian Was Nearly Deported From the US
How a Holocaust Historian Was Nearly Deported From the US

Henry Rousso, a French historian and one of the most pre-eminent scholars on the Holocaust , said he was detained for more than 10 hours by federal border agents in Houston and told he would not be allowed to enter the United States before lawyers intervened to stop his deportation.

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  • Iran launches naval drills amid rising tensions with US
Iran launches naval drills amid rising tensions with US

The naval exercise Velayat 95 began on Sunday in Iranian waters of the Persian Gulf and parts of the Ormuz Straight, in the Sea of Oman, to the north of the Indian Ocean, as well as in the Bab El Mandeb Straight. Also assessed in the drills was the "telemedicine" medical assistance provision system, which enables remote medical diagnosis. We don't ...

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  • Tough battle ahead as Iraqi forces push into western Mosul
Tough battle ahead as Iraqi forces push into western Mosul

Iraqi officials said they had information that recent attacks in Baghdad had been organised from inside Syria. Mosul, 400 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, has been under the IS control since June 2014, when Iraqi government forces abandoned their weapons and fled, enabling IS militants to take control of parts of Iraq's northern and west...

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  • Trump says race for DNC chairman was 'rigged'
Trump says race for DNC chairman was 'rigged'

Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and former Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. Perez fired back at Trump's accusations about the legitimacy of his election, and said he and Ellison will work closely together. Perez represents the Obama-Clinton side, which has dominated the DNC, with Ellison seen as the more progressive candidate in the Sanders mold. "Unity i...

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  • Saudi foreign minister makes landmark visit to Iraq
Saudi foreign minister makes landmark visit to Iraq

Abadi, who has been in power since 2014, has supported efforts to improve strained ties, but the road to normalisation has been rocky. This growth came as the Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU) - a state-sponsored umbrella organisation made up of mostly Shiite militias - was formed and became key to pushing back the extremist group.

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  • Nigerians suffer Xenophobic attack in South Africa again
Nigerians suffer Xenophobic attack in South Africa again

Over the past week, residential buildings occupied by African immigrants, including Nigerians, and Nigerian-owned businesses in the South African capital Pretoria have been attacked and looted by demonstrators, who accuse foreigners of taking local jobs.

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  • White House tried to get Federal Bureau of Investigation to dispute story of Russian Federation contacts
White House tried to get Federal Bureau of Investigation to dispute story of Russian Federation contacts

For an explanation of why the White House shouldn't communicate with the Justice Department about a pending investigations, just look at the reaction Trump and other Republicans had to Bill Clinton chatting with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch on a tarmac last summer as the FBI probed Hillary Clinton's emails.

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  • South Africa anti-foreigner protesters clash with police
South Africa anti-foreigner protesters clash with police

Some Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Chinese migrants, who run businesses in black neighborhoods, have also been targets. "They could have come here and say, "Shut down this place; you can no longer operate" but not to attack Nigerians who work here and those who came here to fix their phones is unfortunate".

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  • Israel Denied A Human Rights Researcher's Visa For Promoting
Israel Denied A Human Rights Researcher's Visa For Promoting "Propaganda"

In response, HRW said that this comes as the Israelis seek to limit the space for local and global human rights groups to operate in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. HRW intends on challenging the decision, which came more than seven months after the application was filed, despite interior ministry regulations stipulating an applica...

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  • Could Mr. T break the Chicago curse on 'Dancing with the Stars?'
Could Mr. T break the Chicago curse on 'Dancing with the Stars?'

T, a South Side native best known for starring on "The A-Team" in the '80s, has joined the Season 24 cast of "Dancing with the Stars". In less than a month, Dancing With the Stars is returning for its 24th season, and the first couple of stars who will be competing have been announced! She continued, "I think [I'd like to dance with] Sasha ...

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  • Winter Storm Warning issued
Winter Storm Warning issued

Snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are possible from this storm system. Falling snow mixed with 25 to 35 miles per hour winds Friday will reduce visibility to less than a quarter mile. The Winter Storm Watch is set to expire at 12 am. on Saturday. Very hard travel conditions are anticipated across much of the area under a blizzard and winter st...

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  • Taoiseach 'intends to represent Ireland' at Brexit negotiations
Taoiseach 'intends to represent Ireland' at Brexit negotiations

Kenny and other Irish ministers have lobbied in Brussels and other European Union capitals that any Brexit deal must prevent a return to a heavily guarded border between the two countries. "We want that to remain in such a position that the language of what's contained in the Good Friday Agreement would also be contained in the negotiation outcome"...

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  • Trump names Gen. HR McMaster new national security adviser
Trump names Gen. HR McMaster new national security adviser

Associates of former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft are calling out the White House for erroneously claiming the retired three-star Air Force general remained on active duty while holding that post under President Gerald Ford, an issue with newfound relevance as President Donald Trump has chosen a senior Army officer to fill this job i...

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  • French Police Raid National Front Over European Parliament Payments
French Police Raid National Front Over European Parliament Payments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, Democrat Hillary Clinton and former first ladies Laura Bush and Michelle Obama did not wear headscarves during their diplomatic visits to Saudi Arabia, where it's apparently mandatory for a woman to cover her head and body while in public.

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  • Dakota Access Pipeline protesters burn structures as deadline looms
Dakota Access Pipeline protesters burn structures as deadline looms

Law enforcement say they expect to make some arrests , but Silva says he doesn't expect any trouble. The deadline for protesters to vacate the premises of the Oceti Sakowin camp near the construction of the controversial Dakota Access camp saw about 200 protesters " ceremoniously march " through the camp only 30 minutes before the eviction took ...

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  • Trump sends top diplomats to Mexico with border tensions growing
Trump sends top diplomats to Mexico with border tensions growing

And President Enrique Peña Nieto canceled a planned trip to Washington to meet with Trump in apparent frustration. "We don't need a sense of panic", a DHS official said on a background call Tuesday to explain the new directives. In response, consumers south of the border are boycotting United States brands and goods and lawmakers have introduced a ...

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  • Supreme Court asked if Mexican family can sue in cross-border shooting
Supreme Court asked if Mexican family can sue in cross-border shooting

When a U.S. agent standing on U.S. territory shoots a Mexican citizen standing on the other side of the border, has he violated the Mexican's rights under the U.S. Had Sergio been shot a few feet to the north, he would have been on American soil and US courts would be open to his family, Hilliard said. Will noncitizens who tried to enter the United...

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  • Amazon Is Taking $8.62 off $50 Orders Right Now
Amazon Is Taking $8.62 off $50 Orders Right Now

The coupon expires at midnight Pacific on Wednesday, February 22, and it has that amusing number because Amazon is using the coupon to brag. Why is the discount precisely $8.63? This year, the retailer also received a record 86.27 score in the poll, which is mirrored in the current one-day promo discount.

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  • President Trump pushes back against New York Times article
President Trump pushes back against New York Times article

Trump named retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg as the acting national security adviser. GOP lawmakers, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, resisted, saying that the existing congressional committees will continue their investigations into Russian interference in the presidential election.

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  • I can learn a lot from Ravichandran Ashwin, says Nathan Lyon
I can learn a lot from Ravichandran Ashwin, says Nathan Lyon

The Indians went cock-a-hoop when Sadagopan Ramesh pulled off a beauty at short-leg to get rid of Shane Warne and give Bhajji his fifth wicket. I think we have done everything we can, leading to the first Test. "That Australian team in the past had so much will and belief". We had answers to all those questions. India's long home season is nearin...

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  • Australia plane crash kills five
Australia plane crash kills five

Police believe the plane was bound for Tasmania's King Island, which is known for its golf courses. Meanwhile, the ATSB has also deployed a team of four investigators to the Melbourne site to examine the wreckage, interview witnesses and gather audio and radar data from yesterday's crash which marks the worst aviation accident Australia has seen ...

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