• Choose between tourism and terrorism: Modi tells Kasmiri youth
Choose between tourism and terrorism: Modi tells Kasmiri youth

The tunnel, that connects Udhampur and Ramban districts of Jammu and Kashmir, bypasses a risky hilly terrain of over 30 km of the strategic Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. He praised the youth for constructing nation's longest tunnel. The tunnel, at an altitude of 1,200 meters, is a part of National Highway Authority of India's (NHAI's) project ...

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  • China Urges US to Remain 'Coolheaded' on North Korea
China Urges US to Remain 'Coolheaded' on North Korea

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wrapped up his six-day Asia tour on a high note after holding talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping. North Korea, in spite of unyielding worldwide pressure, has continued actively working to develop reliable nuclear weapons, and the current USA administration's answer is to give Pyongyang more time to choose ...

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  • Townsend wants Glasgow to repeat Leicester form with victory over Saracens
Townsend wants Glasgow to repeat Leicester form with victory over Saracens

Owen Farrell penalties and a powerfully finished try from Chris Ashton put the London club 14-3 up at the interval. And Saracens rugby director McCall fully understands the danger they could pose to his team this weekend. Another brilliant attacking move ended with an offload from Barritt, and Ashton beat three defenders to somehow get the ba...

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  • Modi to inaugurate J&K tunnel
Modi to inaugurate J&K tunnel

In a hard-hitting comment, the Prime Minister also hit out at Pakistan eying Kashmir, saying, they can't even take care of themselves. A multi-tier set up in the name of security has been put in place with massive deployment of Indian troops and police personnel across the occupied territory ahead of Narendra Modi's visit.

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  • Barcelona reacts to FIFA's four match ban on Lionel Messi
Barcelona reacts to FIFA's four match ban on Lionel Messi

Argentina could miss out on qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, considering how dependent they are on Messi. In this March 23, 2017 photo, Argentina's Lionel Messi reacts after missing a chance to score during a World Cup qualifying match against Chile in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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  • Somalia: Trump Declares Parts of Somalia a War Zone
Somalia: Trump Declares Parts of Somalia a War Zone

Specifically, the new authorities will help the U.S.'s local partners "increase pressure on al-Shabaab" while reducing threats to those forces, the Pentagon said. Suspected Al-Shabaab militants on Thursday hijacked a Kenyan government vehicle in the border town of Elwak in Mandera country. In these countries the US military is authorized to condu...

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  • Brazil secures World Cup berth
Brazil secures World Cup berth

Brazil became the very first nation to meet the requirements for next year's World Cup in Russian Federation thanks to some assistance from fellow South Americans Peru . The FC Barcelona player has been banned for four worldwide matches for directing "insulting words" at an assistant referee during last Thursday's 1-0 win over Chile.

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  • Najib hangs out with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth in India
Najib hangs out with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth in India

Indian firms have moved to Malaysia in a big way, making it a base to do business with other Asean countries. Today, India and Malaysia committed to deepening their maritime cooperation. Najib said Malaysia also continued to exploit the huge potential of e-Commerce to enhance convergence in the global supply chain, pointing out, the newly launche...

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  • Israel new homes only in current settlements, media reports
Israel new homes only in current settlements, media reports

The talks, however, ended in a stalemate, with the White House expressing its "concerns" about settlement construction. Thursday's announcement comes despite no agreement between the Trump and Netanyahu governments on how to address settlements.

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  • Number of Syrian refugees tops 5 million mark
Number of Syrian refugees tops 5 million mark

According to latest data collected by UNHCR and the government of Turkey, 5,018,168 Syrians have left their country to seek refuge in the region since Syria's conflict kicked off in March 2011. "A million Syrian refugee children are out of school and missing out on education, and they are the ones who will have to contribute to rebuilding Syria f...

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  • Travel Ban Legal Battles Continue, As Administration Appeals New Injunction
Travel Ban Legal Battles Continue, As Administration Appeals New Injunction

During Thursday's daily briefing with White House reporters, Spicer called the rulings "flawed" and confirmed that the White House plans to appeal. The president reacted with his usual bluster at a rally Wednesday night in Tennessee, calling the Hawaii ruling "political", berating the 9th Circuit generally and adding, "This ruling makes us look...

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  • U.S's Tillerson says discussed Syria stabilization zones with Turkey
U.S's Tillerson says discussed Syria stabilization zones with Turkey

Last week in Washington, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlet Cavusoglu told CBS News that US support for the group crosses a red line. The military campaign was launched by Turkey in August in order to drive Islamic State (IS) jihadists and Syrian Kurdish militia from the Syria-Turkey border.

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  • Ford to boost connected-car research in Canada
Ford to boost connected-car research in Canada

The funding also aims to help Ford establish an advanced manufacturing program that will transform the powertrain plant in Windsor. The new hires, many of whom are coming from BlackBerry Ltd's (BB.TO) shuttered handset business, will work on infotainment, in-vehicle modems, gateway modules, handset integration, security, driver assist features an...

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  • Mexican state prosecutor charged with drug smuggling in US
Mexican state prosecutor charged with drug smuggling in US

Veytia's arrest is a new blow to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party, which governs Nayarit and has been plagued by multiple corruption scandals that have driven numerous former governors to flee criminal prosecution, Reuters reported.

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  • Putin ready to meet Trump in Finland if it hosts summit
Putin ready to meet Trump in Finland if it hosts summit

Committee member and Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner said Putin "ordered a deliberate campaign carefully constructed to undermine our election". "Do we want to bring the situation to what it was during the Cuban Missile Crisis of the 1960s?" We don't want to compete with the U.S.: "We all know that the U.S.

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  • American Airlines pilot dies after medical episode before landing
American Airlines pilot dies after medical episode before landing

A report was released detailing how a flight attendant stepped in to assist the pilot and performed pre-landing safety checks on a TUIfly plane over Germany after the co-pilot collapsed with low blood pressure. The aircraft had 136 passengers and six crew members - including the pilot and co-pilot - on board when it left Dallas Forth-Worth on Wedne...

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  • Park Geun Hye is waiting for a court decision on her arrest
Park Geun Hye is waiting for a court decision on her arrest

Park was expelled from office on March 10, with less than a year remaining in her five-year term, in a unanimous decision by the Constitutional Court to finalize the December 9 parliamentary impeachment. Park is suspected of conspiring with Choi to pressure 16 business groups, including Samsung, to donate 77.4 billion won ($69 million) to two nonpr...

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  • Chicago girl allegedly sexually assaulted on Facebook Live as 40 watched
Chicago girl allegedly sexually assaulted on Facebook Live as 40 watched

Rape culture is truly infuriating. A spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department recently declared that the 15-year-old girl who was allegedly kidnapped, raped by several men while broadcasting live on Facebook, is now receiving death threats from unknown persons.

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  • Pak min defends ex-army chief appointment as coalition head
Pak min defends ex-army chief appointment as coalition head

However, in a shift from his earlier statement on January 11, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said that General (retd) Raheel Sharif did not seek government's permission before joining the alliance. The formation of the alliance, which has its headquarters in Riyadh, was announced by Saudi defense minister and deputy crown prince Mohammad bin Salman ...

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  • Pakistan bilateral series unlikely to govt nod, says minister Hansraj Ahir
Pakistan bilateral series unlikely to govt nod, says minister Hansraj Ahir

Smith had apologised at the end of Dharamsala Test and conceded that emotions got the better of him several times in the series which Australia lost 1-2. The two teams last faced each other in March, 2016, in a World T20 match, which India won. The hard-fought series also ended with plenty of acrimony on the field with India captain Virat Kohli d...

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  • Strikes to hit French Guiana as tensions paralyze territory
Strikes to hit French Guiana as tensions paralyze territory

The protestors are complaining about very high rates of crime, unemployment, and the overall cost of living. The Department of State is warning USA citizens to avoid travel to the French territory of French Guiana due to widespread protests throughout the country and along the roads leading to the neighboring countries of Suriname and Brazil.

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  • Family of American killed in London terror attack tell of 'difficult experience'
Family of American killed in London terror attack tell of 'difficult experience'

Cochran's brother-in-law, Clint Payne, called him "an wonderful individual who loved everyone and tried to make the world a better place". The families of Kurt Cochran and his wife Melissa spoke from London this morning and provided an update to Melissa's recovery and how the family is coping with Kurt's death.

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  • US ambassador to UN calls Congo government 'corrupt'
US ambassador to UN calls Congo government 'corrupt'

Israeli U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon, opening the conference, criticized the U.N. Human Rights Council decision previous year to create a so-called "blacklist" of companies that operate in Israel's West Bank settlements. The Trump administration has been vocal about reducing USA funding for the U.N.as part of proposed deep cuts in foreign aid. H...

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  • Delhi: Police step up security after mob attack on Nigerian students
Delhi: Police step up security after mob attack on Nigerian students

However, the Nigerian students were released owing to the lack of evidence. Earlier this week police arrested four Indian men for allegedly assaulting and stripping a female Tanzanian student after dragging her out of a auto in Bangalore , India's information technology hub.

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  • Spiders could eat every human on earth in just 1 year
Spiders could eat every human on earth in just 1 year

An entomological survey of North Carolina homes turned up spiders in 100 percent of them. Larger species of spiders are also known to chow down on frogs, lizards, snakes, fish, birds and bats. Most spiders, of which there are some 45,000 species, are found in forests, grasslands and shrublands, followed by croplands, deserts, urban areas and tund...

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  • Kerala minister AK Saseendran quits over indecent talk
Kerala minister AK Saseendran quits over indecent talk

Addressing a press conference here, the Chief Minister said the next Cabinet meeting will take a decision on various aspects of the issues related to the resignation and who will lead the inquiry into the incident. To another question, he said the ministerial post was not important to him, but he wanted his innocence to be proved. "The truth needs ...

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  • Man who drove suspicious car near White House is detained
Man who drove suspicious car near White House is detained

The Secret Service did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Saturday's incident. Here are six other incidents when security was penetrated at the White House . According to the Washington Post, that man, who is from northern California, was carrying a backpack and two cans of mace. He also said he could communicate telepathicall...

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  • US, South Korea say North Korea's latest missile test fails
US, South Korea say North Korea's latest missile test fails

Speaking by telephone, the official also declined to comment on whether there were fresh signs pointing to an imminent test. In his New Year's address in January, he said that North Korea had "entered the final stage of preparation for the test launch of intercontinental ballistic missile".

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  • No red beacon vehicles for Punjab ministers, officials
No red beacon vehicles for Punjab ministers, officials

He was responding to a question on Sidhu's decision to continue working on TV even after becoming a minister in the state. He has nevertheless expressed willingness to continue with his show, saying he has to earn a living for himself. "Should I run a bus service like Sukbir Singh Badal?" - "The boss is always right". "Because of their love and b...

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  • Hong Kong escalator suddenly reverses; Otis Elevator workers arrested
Hong Kong escalator suddenly reverses; Otis Elevator workers arrested

The incident, which was caught on camera, happened on Saturday afternoon as visitors to the high-rise center were going about their shopping, according to the South China Morning Post . Also a surprise? You guessed it: The fact that only one dude made a decision to run up the stairs instead of waiting to be thrown into the pile of injured humans...

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  • Ousted S Korean President Park Geun-hye faces prosecutors
Ousted S Korean President Park Geun-hye faces prosecutors

She will be interrogated by state prosecutors for her alleged involvement in the scandal, which removed her from office after the impeachment was passed in the parliament on December 9. Both he and Choi have strongly denied wrongdoing, as has the former president. In Park's questioning, expected to last until late in the evening, prosecutors were...

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  • USA leads nations in boycott of UN talks to ban nuclear weapons
USA leads nations in boycott of UN talks to ban nuclear weapons

About 40 countries are not participating in the General Assembly session that will run until March 31. She said North Korea would be "cheering" for such a ban and Iran also supports the move because both countries have no intention of complying with it.

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  • Muslim women stand with victims of Westminster attack
Muslim women stand with victims of Westminster attack

A fourth victim died later in the week, when his life support was withdrawn. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack and called Masood "a soldier of the Islamic State ". A WhatsApp spokeswoman said the company was "horrified at the attack" and was co-operating with the investigation. Adrian, 52, originally from Kent but...

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  • Biggest anti-Kremlin rally in years rocks Russian Federation; opposition leader arrested
Biggest anti-Kremlin rally in years rocks Russian Federation; opposition leader arrested

The Kremlin has dismissed the opposition as Westernised urban elite disconnected from the issues faced by the poor in Russia's far-flung regions, but Sunday's protests included demonstrations in the areas which typically produce a high vote for President Vladimir Putin, from Siberia's Chita to Dagestan's Makhachkala.

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  • Jonathan Wilkes takes credit for Jermain Defoe's scoring return to global football
Jonathan Wilkes takes credit for Jermain Defoe's scoring return to global football

Defoe will make his first appearance for England in four years as he attempts to add to his 19 goals in 55 caps. The striker, who has 19 goals for England in 55 games, replaces Jamie Vardy , who started up-front against Germany. Two minutes later superb work from Raheem Sterling paved the way as the Manchester City forward bamboozled the vis...

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  • Burglary at Bellagio Hotel and Casino prompts lockdown on Vegas strip
Burglary at Bellagio Hotel and Casino prompts lockdown on Vegas strip

A jewelry store on the grounds of the Bellagio was robbed by a gang of armed burglars, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Lt. Carlos Hank told ABC News . Terrified guests took to social media to document the robbery. They reportedly smashed the window with a sledgehammer. Portions of the Bellagio were closed Saturday as police cont...

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  • Costacurta: 'Neymar better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi'
Costacurta: 'Neymar better than Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi'

I know how many goals I have but that's not the most important thing. Other players that came close but could not quite break that 70 goal threshold were Ireland's Robbie Keane on 68, Spain's David Villa with 59 and Zlatan Ibrahimovic on 57, who have all since retired from global football.

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  • Troubled EU renews vows on 60th anniversary
Troubled EU renews vows on 60th anniversary

It went on to pledge to bring the suddenly diminished European Union - the result of Brexit - more tightly together: "Europe is our common future.We are determined to make the European Union stronger and more resilient, through even greater unity".

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  • South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea
South Korean ferry that sank 3 years ago lifted from sea

They lifted it about six feet from the sea floor on Wednesday and, since that test went well, they chose to proceed with raising the ferry to the surface early Thursday morning. The vessel was lying more than 40 metres (130 feet) below the waves off south-western South Korea and the operation, originally scheduled for a year ago, had been pushed ba...

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  • Keystone XL pipeline moves ahead, but what does it mean for Saskatchewan?
Keystone XL pipeline moves ahead, but what does it mean for Saskatchewan?

TransCanada's stock on the Toronto Stock Exchange barely changed Friday, closing at $61.82, up six cents or 0.1 per cent. "We greatly appreciate President Trump's administration for reviewing and approving this important initiative", he said , according to the Associated Press.

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  • Israel talks end in Washington without agreement on settlements
Israel talks end in Washington without agreement on settlements

The Israeli government has agreed to weigh President Donald Trump's concerns about their continued settlement-building activities, a joint statement released after four days of bilateral consultations revealed. Dan Shapiro, the U.S. ambassador to Israel from August 2011 to January 2017, told Reuters in an interview published Thursday that so ...

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  • Trump Warns: GOP Will Lose Seats By Opposing Health Care Bill
Trump Warns: GOP Will Lose Seats By Opposing Health Care Bill

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said the administration is aiming for House passage Thursday to ensure the bill will be considered by the Senate prior to the Easter recess in Congress that begins April 10.

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  • NCAA Tournament 2017, Baylor vs South Carolina: Highlights, score and recap
NCAA Tournament 2017, Baylor vs South Carolina: Highlights, score and recap

No. 7 SC in the Sweet 16. I could have been kicked out of school, and I could have been other places. "People that know Baylor know that we have good people, it's a good institution", Drew said. Robinson is taking his star turn, and in the past two games, he is averaging 19 points and 9.5 rebounds after averaging 10.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per ...

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  • Inside the numbers of Michigan Basketball's Sweet 16 run
Inside the numbers of Michigan Basketball's Sweet 16 run

The Wolverines have looked like a sharper team since their runway mishap. Once inside the locker room, coach John Beilein playfully squirted his players with a water gun. I thought we were talented enough to be an NCAA tournament team. We've got to sprint up the court. He won't be thinking about any of that when he takes the court against OR ton...

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  • French Minister Under Investigation for Hiring Daughters
French Minister Under Investigation for Hiring Daughters

Le Roux said he is stepping down so as to not distract from the work of the government, reports the Guardian. "An inquiry has been opened into the employment of Bruno Le Roux's daughters", says Mediapart. Fillon is charged with paying his wife and children around €900,000 in public money over more than a decade to do work for him. In a clear ...

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  • CFIA suspends Brazilian meat imports
CFIA suspends Brazilian meat imports

Hong Kong, the second-biggest buyer of Brazilian meat a year ago, has also issued a ban on imports , following similar steps by Japan, Canada, Mexico and Switzerland. The European Union, which buys nearly $650 million in Brazilian beef and poultry, has blocked imports from the 21 businesses being investigated in Brazil .

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  • Budget Cuts Potentially Impacting Meals on Wheels
Budget Cuts Potentially Impacting Meals on Wheels

For those unaware, the program mostly relies on donations from Americans across the country. Although the proposed elimination of the grant program would negatively affect housing programs more than food services, the threat to Meals on Wheels in particular has become a rallying point for opponents of the cuts.

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  • Florida Governor Replaces Markeith Loyd Prosecutor Over Death Penalty Protest
Florida Governor Replaces Markeith Loyd Prosecutor Over Death Penalty Protest

Rick Scott is not impressed with Ayala's decision, and even though the citizens of Osceola and Orange counties elected her, Scott is using his authority to move the case to another district and put it before another prosecutor. She added that such cases are costly and drag on for years. King has been an outspoken supporter of the death penalty. T...

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  • Martin McGuinness took IRA victims' secrets to his grave, say families
Martin McGuinness took IRA victims' secrets to his grave, say families

He said: "There are many in this community who still find it hard to come to terms with his past involvement in the IRA, and the pain inflicted by that organisation". As far as I was concerned he was a terrorist and a member of an organisation that had shot and wounded my father, and put my brother on a death list for eight years.

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  • Orly airport: France launches terror investigation
Orly airport: France launches terror investigation

The attacker assaulted a patrol of three soldiers including a woman, who he wrestled to the ground as he tried to grab her weapon at the airport, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. Ziyed Ben Belgacem's blood alcohol level were also found to be at almost twice the legal limit for driving in France. Budget airline easyJet said in a s...

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