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Global United States considers use of first-strike nuclear weapons
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His comments came after the Defense Department on Friday unveiled a new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), its first in eight years, which calls for developing smaller nukes in a bid to counter Russian Federation. Bush in the early 1990s and retired by the Obama administration. Within the treaty, both the nations are bound to share their nuclear details with each other to assure the compliance.

Global Tsunami Warning mistakenly sent to phones
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But if the user clicked through to the full message in some cases, the alert did say "This message is for test purposes only". The alert popped up as a phone notification for many mainly on the East Coast through weather apps like Accuweather.

Global On global day of awareness, survivors of female genital mutilation say #MeToo
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There is no data about Female Genital Mutilation in India but a new study has shown that 75 per cent of 94 respondents interviewed had subjected their daughters to the practice. Fatou Ceesay, Community Outreach Director for Oxford Against Cutting said "FGM is a harmful practice that at least 3.6 million girls are at risk of experiencing in the next 12 months globally".

Global High-profile arrests made in Maldives amid state of emergency
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Mr Nasheed who is lving in exile, called on the USA and india to assit the removal of President Yameen who declared a martial, illegally. An opposition member of Parliament in the Maldives says soldiers have forced their way into the Supreme Court building where judges are believed to be taking shelter.

Author: 0 Russian Federation ultimately to blame for Syrian chemical attacks

Characteristics of some of those recent attacks suggest that Syria may be developing new weapons and methods for delivering poison chemicals, possibly to make it harder to trace their origin, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Global Gunman wounds migrants in Italy in apparent reprisal attack after murder
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A video posted by the newspaper il Resto di Carlino showed the suspect with an Italian flag draped over his shoulders being arrested by armed Carabinieri officers in the city center, near where he apparently fled his auto on foot. More than 620,000 migrants, many of them African, have arrived in Italy since the beginning of 2014, contributing to a growing sense among Italians that the country was taking in far more people than it could handle.

Global London mosque attacker bags 43 years jail term
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Darren Osborne , 48, was found guilty of murdering Makram Ali , 51, after deliberately ploughing into a crowd of people in Finsbury Park in June, according to the BCC on Friday. The family's grieving process could not begin properly until the trial was concluded, she said. The judge said Osborne, who lived in the Welsh capital city, Cardiff, had been rapidly radicalized over the internet by those determined to spread hatred of Muslims.

Global Trump urges GOP to vote on his immigration plan
Author: 0 Trump urges GOP to vote on his immigration plan

That's according to excerpts of his remarks released by the White House. "We'll either have something that's fair and equitable and good and secure, or we're going to have nothing at all", he told his fellow Republicans. He also reiterated the need for new roads and immigration reform. Amid the optimism were nagging questions about whether lawmakers will enact immigration changes or deadlock over Trump's calls for a wall along the Mexican border and a path to citizenship for young ...

Global In poll-bound Meghalaya, Congress attempts to project BJP as outsider
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A major part of the Congress' strategy is to project the BJP as a party which would try to impose its own cultural ethos and ideas on language and nationalism on the state. Interacting with the hosts during the "Celebration of Peace" concert organised at the 5th Polo Ground here on Tuesday evening, Rahul said his message for the youth of Shillong and for young people of the country as whole is that India's strength lies is its diverse cultures, different languages, and variegated ways of ...

Global Taliban control of Afghanistan on the rise, USA data reveals
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President Donald Trump has announced a new Afghanistan strategy aimed at breaking a battlefield stalemate by accelerating Afghan-led operations against the Taliban and other insurgent groups in the country. The special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, or SIGAR, said in a letter Tuesday the Department of Defense is at fault. The war effort has sometimes faded from USA public attention, even though the US has invested about $120 billion in reconstructing Afghanistan since ...

Global Economic Survey 2018: Five Big Things About Taxes in Indian Economy
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The Economic Survey 2017-18 presented in Parliament by Arun Jaitley informs that as on December 2017, there were 9.8 million unique GST registrants slightly more than the total Indirect Tax registrants under the old system (where many taxpayers were registered under several taxes).

Global Paris readies for floods as Seine surges larger
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The levels should remain stable for about 24 hours before receding very slowly from tomorrow Tuesday,"it added". Unusually heavy rains have engorged the Seine and other rivers in the region, forcing a halt to all boat traffic in Paris , including tourist cruises.

Global Grammy victor Chris Stapleton coming to Rupp Arena
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Public tickets for the newly announced concerts begin Friday, February 9 at 10:00am local time. Country star Chris Stapleton is set to return to Northwest Arkansas in 2018. Stapleton joined legendary artist Emmylou Harris on the live Grammy broadcast for a performance of "Wildflowers" in tribute of Tom Petty . In 2017, Stapleton released two discs, " From A Room: Volume 1 " in May and " From A Room: Volume 2 " in December.

Global Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny arrested in Moscow after Putin protest
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During the raid, police allegedly seized computers and cameras from the office, tweeted the director of Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation , Roman Rubanov. "These are real citizens", Navalny wrote on Facebook. He was held at a police precinct in central Moscow for several hours before being released without charges, his lawyer Olga Mikhailova told Reuters, adding that Navalny would face court at a later date.

Global President Macron Calls For 10-Year Plan To Strengthen EU
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One senior diplomatic source with knowledge of the discussions about the visit said Trump sees Macron as a fellow disruptor who isn't afraid to break the mold and speak out bluntly and the two have established a good working relationship, despite Macron's strong criticism of Trump's announcement in June a year ago that the U.S.

Global Trump letter to African leaders says Tillerson to visit soon
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The letter, dated Thursday, is addressed to African leaders as they gather for an African Union summit this weekend in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa. The letter gives no details on Tillerson's upcoming visit. For his part, Kagame tweeted: "Had very good bilateral meeting with @realDonaldTrump!" Neither side referred to Trump's vulgar comment.

Global Erdogan: Turkey 'not occupying' Syria's Afrin
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During Friday's call, the officials cited Turkey's "legitimate security concerns" and agreed to coordinate closely in order to prevent misunderstandings, the presidency said in a statement . The Kurdish-led forces have said Turkey was exaggerating the number it had killed. For now, their ambitions to topple the Syrian leader have been put on hold whilst they join forces with their Turkish backers in their joint aim to crush Kurdish territorial ambitions.

Global Syrian Peace Talks Resume in Vienna as Russian Meeting Looms
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Some 1,600 people have been invited to the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi next week for a Syria peace congress with the aim of agreeing a post-war constitution, Moscow said Thursday. Western powers have regarded the talks with suspicion, however, worrying that Moscow is seeking to undermine the UN-backed talks with a view to ultimately carving out a settlement in favour of its ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Global Is Myanmar 'whitewashing' the Rohingya crisis?
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A statement on Thursday from the nine remaining members of the advisory board said they met this week "with open minds" and rejected Richardson's criticism that he feared the panel would be used as "a cheerleading squad". Suu Kyi is now in India to take part in India' Republic Day parade as one of the chief guests representing the ASEAN countries. He was also dismayed at the conduct of board chair Surakiart Sathirathai, a former Thai foreign minister, who "parroted the risky and untrue ...

Global U.S. government shutdown: what is behind the stalemate?
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Mr Trump accused the Democrats of being "far more concerned with illegal immigrants than they are with our great military or safety at our unsafe southern border". But Democrats said it was Republicans who were at fault. "If he does not, of course, and I expect he will, he will have breached the trust of not only the Democratic senators, but members of his own party as well", Schumer said.

Global BJD suspends Jay Panda
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BJD Vice-President Suryanarayan Patro confirmed the suspension of Panda from the ruling BJP for indulging in anti-party activities. In the press note Surjya Narayan Patro further says that as president of IMFA he was in receipt of several monetary benefits to the tune of crores in salaries, allowances and waiver of loans.

Global Fine print in Trump solar tariff holds some good news for Tesla
Author: 0 Fine print in Trump solar tariff holds some good news for Tesla

Tariffs will last for four years and incrementally decline 15 percent by the fourth year. The solar panel tariff was sharply criticized by many environmentalists as an attempt to stifle the quickly growing solar energy market. "With Americans in Puerto Rico and Houston still struggling to recover from climate disasters, Trump should be supporting renewable energy rather than making it more costly".

Global Greta Gerwig Nabs Best Director Oscar Nomination With 'Lady Bird'
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Following years of criticism about a lack of racial diversity among nominees, this year saw major category nominations for non-white artists, notably four nods for writer/director Jordan Peele's Get Out , including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Peele, and Best Actor for star Daniel Kaluuya.

Global Egypt: Sisi Poised to Win 2nd Term as Last Challenger Arrested
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Under el-Sissi, links to the Brotherhood are grounds for prosecution. In 2013, Sisi helped orchestrate the overthrow of the country's elected Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, and was elected president the following year. "In upholding the principle of the law's sovereignty as the basic rule of the state, it is imperative that legal measures relevant to these violations and crimes be taken and he (Annan) is summoned for questioning by the relevant authorities", it said.

Global LeBron Joins 30000-point Club With Buzzer-beater Vs Spurs
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James is now sitting at 29,993 career points, just seven points away from the 30,000 point mark that only six players in league history have ever surpassed. "It's just a special moment", James said. Russell Westbrook made a go-ahead layup with 3.3 seconds left to help Oklahoma City rally from a 15-point second-half deficit and beat Brooklyn.

Global The Chavismo decides to hold presidential elections before 30 April
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Although polls show Venezuelans overwhelmingly blame Maduro for widespread food shortages and triple-digit inflation that has pulverized wages, the opposition was left rudderless as several prominent politicians were barred from office or forced into exile past year following a deadly protest movement seeking the president's removal.

Global 3 people out at USA Gymnastics board
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At 15, I shouldn't know the inside of a courtroom, but I'm going to become real comfortable in one. "My mom and I felt very lucky we were able to get an appointment at his office because of his exceptional reputation", survivor Whitney Mergens said .

Global U.S. national security to focus on competition of great powers not terrorism
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The Pentagon said in a statement that Mattis' trip to Asia would go ahead even in the case of a government shutdown because it was necessary for national security and foreign relations. It asserts the US military has lost major advantages it long maintained in the air, on the land, in space and in the nuclear arena. The strategy commits the department to build a more lethal joint force.

Global Jordan's King Abdullah tells Pence of concern over…
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Pence's meetings with Sissi delved into security cooperation, economic ties, and efforts to fight the Islamic State group. It posed a dilemma for Abdullah, a staunch USA ally who derives his political legitimacy in large part from the Hashemite dynasty's role as guardian of a key Muslim site in Jerusalem.

Global Nick Saban stays in-house for Alabama's newest offensive coordinator
Author: 0 Nick Saban stays in-house for Alabama's newest offensive coordinator

The move comes after Alabama lost previous offensive coordinator Brian Daboll to the National Football League, as the 42-year-old accepted a job as the offensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills earlier in the week. Locksley will also now coach quarterbacks, per ESPN. To that end, Locksley actually had at least one additional offer, as Chris Low of ESPN reports that he had the opportunity to land in Tallahassee on Willie Taggart's staff.

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