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At the formal ceremony to appoint Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, the President outlined the new mandate that Sessions would have, including tackling crime and terrorism. According to a recent F.B.I. report , shared via The Independent , the violent crime rate has been steadily declining since the 1980s and 1990s, despite a slight uptick in the past two years.
  • U.S. says it killed bin Laden-era al Qaeda leader in Syria

    U.S. says it killed bin Laden-era al Qaeda leader in Syria

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    The Al-Qaeda leader has been identified as Abu Hani al-Masri who also had close ties with the network's founder Osama bin Laden and current leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Masri, a 30-year al-Qaida veteran, began his career as a founding member of the terrorist group Egyptian Islamic Jihad, which pioneered the use of suicide bombing.
  • Lady Gaga Talks 'Amazing' Super Bowl Performance, 'A Star is Born' & Metallica

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    As for the free fall that opened the show Gaga said, "I think that I knew I gave it everything I had in me, I knew I had prepared and on top of doing what I rehearsed I added that extra bit of heart to the performance". Paul, Boston, New York, Chicago, Montreal and Philadelphia. In "Lisa Goes Gaga", the entire town of Springfield is in an emotional funk - particularly young Lisa, who has become especially unpopular after Bart unmasks her scheme to improve her standing at school.
  • Eiffel Tower Will Be Secured by Bullet-Proof Glass

    Eiffel Tower Will Be Secured by Bullet-Proof Glass

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    Islamist militant attacks have struck France several times in recent years, including an attack in Paris in November 2015 which killed 130 people. The Eiffel Tower welcomes about 6 million visitors a year and makes about €82 million ($87 million) in revenue.
  • MPs back Brexit bill

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    Mr Lewis said last week he would vote against the Bill at third reading if Labour amendments to safeguard against a "hard Brexit " were not passed. You've just handed the Tories a blank cheque. "No amendments to the Bill were passed, giving the Prime Minister the fullest trust and mandate from the Commons to conduct the withdrawal negotiations and get the best possible deal for Britain".
  • Lindsey Graham, Ben Cardin Push For Veto-Proof Russia Sanctions

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    The bill announced on Wednesday would require the administration to submit to Congress a description of any proposed sanctions relief, as well as certification that Moscow had stopped supporting actions to undermine the government of Ukraine and ceased cyber attacks against the US government and its people.
  • Killing of Workers Prompts Red Cross to Suspend Afghan Operations

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    The governor of Afghanistan's Jowzjan province said suspected Islamic State gunmen carried out Wednesday's attack in Afghanistan, which is the ICRC's fourth largest humanitarian programme in the world. The Taliban, still responsible for most of the violence in Afghanistan, quickly denied that they were behind the attack. Last month, a Spanish ICRC employee was released less than a month after being kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in northern Afghanistan.
  • Turkish soldiers accidentally killed in Russian airstrike in Syria, Moscow confirms

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    They secured a deal to evacuate Syrians from Aleppo after the city was retaken by pro-government forces, backed by Russian Federation, and the two sides have since backed a peace process in the Kazakh capital, Astana. They carried out their first joint air strikes on IS targets in the al-Bab area in January, just weeks after securing a ceasefire deal between rebels and government forces that has held in many parts of Syria since the end of previous year.
  • Marine Le Pen sues Parliament and anti-fraud chiefs

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    Britain's decision to leave the European Union and the election of U.S. President Donald Trump have given the French a \"reason to vote\" because it can result in real change, the top lieutenant of far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen declared Sunday ahead of her long-awaited speech.
  • Court upholds guilty verdict for Russian opposition leader

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    During the first hearing on the case in 2013, Navalny received five years of imprisonment, but the Kirov Court later changed the decision for a suspended sentence. Navalny did unexpectedly well in a 2013 mayoral election in Moscow, but has lost some support recently because of the popularity of Putin's policies, said Yevgeny Minchenko, a political analyst familiar with Kremlin thinking.
  • France election: Fillon 'to fight on despite payment row'

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    According to satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaine , which broke the news late last month, from 1998 to 2007, Penelope Fillon had been employed directly by her husband or by the man who stood in for him in parliament during Fillon's term in government, AFP reported.
  • PM Narendra Modi's Epic Takedown Of Opposition In Parliament: 10 Quotes

    PM Narendra Modi's Epic Takedown Of Opposition In Parliament: 10 Quotes

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    Earlier today, Prime Minister Modi provoked a walk out in the Rajya Sabha with his scathing attack on his predecessor and veteran economist Dr. Manmohan Singh. The Congress leader said that the minister must authenticate the figures on how many gas connections have been provided to the marginalised. He also defended the government's decision to demonetise higher denomination currency and hailed the surgical strikes conducted by the Indian army.
  • Census data reveals population increases for Powell River

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    The census found that Canada's population grew by five per cent between 2011 and 2016, and stood at 35,151,725 on census day. The Ontario population increased in 2016 on average by 4.6 per cent. The first release of data from the 2016 census paints a dismal picture of population growth in Nova Scotia. Canada ranks number one for growth amongst G7 countries, according to the census.
  • Scottish parliament rejects Brexit in non-binding vote

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May has responded to the Scottish Parliament vote not to trigger Article 50 and start the Brexit process. Amendments to May's European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill now making its way through the House of Commons, which would have given the regional governments a voice in the Brexit process, were rejected on Monday during a British parliamentary debate in London.
  • 15 memes to best explain Sasikala vs Panneerselvam to a north Indian

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    With senior party leader PH Pandian and Panneerselvam positioning against Sasikala, an adverse verdict may see a new player from her camp - like Lok Sabha deputy Speaker Thambidurai - taking over the reins. Attacking Panneerselvam, whom she called a "traitor", she alleged that his act was a betrayal to Amma and claimed that his actions in the assembly were "suspicious".
  • McGirt falls back, Matsuyama wins at Phoenix Open

    McGirt falls back, Matsuyama wins at Phoenix Open

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    Ultimately, Matsuyama drained a birdie putt on the par-4 17th - his fourth playoff hole - to defend his title at TPC Scottsdale. Simpson had a chance on the third time through 18, when Matsuyama hit his second shot into a trap. 9. Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama has become the first back-to-back victor of the Phoenix Open in 42 years while continuing his hot run of form. Jon Rahm , last week's victor in San Diego, shot 70 and finished 10 under.
  • 'Oh What a Girl Can Do!': Girl Scout Donates Cookies to Homeless

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    The cookie sales are a fundraiser for the organization, which was founded more than 100 years ago. Police are searching for a man who they say stole $50 from a Girl Scout who was selling cookies in downtown Philadelphia. They even offer a new s'mores flavor. Who said cookies for breakfast was a bad idea? Now, Girl Scout cookie sales raise hundreds of millions of dollars every year to support Girl Scout activities and outreach projects.
  • Nick Boles leaves hospital for Brexit vote

    Nick Boles leaves hospital for Brexit vote

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    SENIOR Tories are set to vote against the Government and back a Labour amendment which would bind ministers to hold a vote in Parliament on the final Brexit deal. The government wants to trigger the two-year divorce process by March 31. Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles, who is now battling cancer for a second time, will come out of hospital to vote with the government on its Brexit bill later this evening.
  • Turnbull: Australia Not Indebted to US Over Refugee Resettlement Deal

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    It was supposed to be a friendly call between the allies and supposed to last an hour, but it soon went south within a matter of 25 minutes. Australian media have described the disagreement over the refugee deal as the lowest point in the bilateral alliance since 1973, when Prime Minister Gough Whitlam clashed with President Richard Nixon over a series of bombings during the Vietnam War.
  • Up to 13000 hanged at Syria prison since 2011

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    President Donald Trump were "promising", as Trump regarded the war on terror, mainly the Islamic State (IS) group, in his presidential campaign, while also noted that it's still too soon to judge such remarks. A twisted set of "special rules" governed the facility: detainees were not allowed to speak and were forced to assume certain positions when guards entered their cells.
  • Donald Trump says he 'calls own shots' in morning Twitter rant

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    The tweet probably came in response to a CNN poll . "If they continue to be weak or go lower, then somebody's going to have to bear some responsibility for that". It's unclear which polls Trump was referring too, but Reuters/Ipsos poll taken January 30-31 found that a slight plurality (49 percent to 41 percent) approved of the measure.
  • Top Earnings Report to Watch for: Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA)

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    Analysts' mean recommendation for Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc.'s (FOXA) stands at 2.10. May 04, 2016: Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. reported Q3 earnings of $0.47, matching consensus estimates of $0.47. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Twenty-First Century Fox by 3.2% in the second quarter. They now have a United States dollars 37 price target on the stock.
  • Will Campaign for SP-Cong Alliance, Akhilesh Will Be CM: Mulayam

    Will Campaign for SP-Cong Alliance, Akhilesh Will Be CM: Mulayam

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    He may have said that in anger. The statements by Mulayam comes days after the SP, now helmed by son Akhilesh Yadav, allied with the Congress for the upcoming polls in the state. Calling Central government as "suit-boot ki sarkar" Rahul said that Modi is using the Indian banks to fund his industrialist's friends. The SP president also countered Modi's jibe at Aligarh that the BJP storm in the State, forced the SP to seek alliance with the Congress.
  • United Nations lifts sanctions on Hekmatyar

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    Security Council's Sanctions Committee said in a statement issued in New York Friday. Although Hekmatyar has no major role regarding the prevalent conflict but he was a major figure during the hardcore civil war of the 1990s, when he was accused of indiscriminately firing rockets into Kabul, as well as other human rights abuses.
  • Israel starts demolition of West Bank Jewish outpost

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    But the far-right Jewish Home party, a member of the coalition looking to draw voters from the traditional base of Netanyahu's Likud, pushed for the legislation after the forced evacuation of 330 settlers last week from an outpost built on private Palestinian land.
  • Africa Cup of Nations

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    Mohamed el-Neny scored for Egypt in the 22nd but another Cameroon substitute, defender Nicolas Nkoulou, equalized in the 60th. They are showing some of the hunger that has been lacking in the team over the last two failed Afcon campaigns since winning the 2013 tournament and making the second round at Brazil 2014.
  • Bloody 2016 for Afghan civilians

    Bloody 2016 for Afghan civilians

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    Clashes between Afghan security forces and militants was the leading cause of casualties, according to the United Nations Assistance Mission (UNAMA) 2016 annual report. Of those pro-government forces, it attributed 20 per cent to the Afghan national security forces, 2 per cent to pro-government armed groups and 2 per cent to global military forces.
  • London teen admits killing retired Fla. teacher

    London teen admits killing retired Fla. teacher

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    Zakaria Bulhan, 19, a Norwegian of Somali origin who was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, killed retired teacher Darlene Horton, 64, and wounded five others during the knife attack in London's Russell Square. Shortly afterwards, Bulhan was arrested by police, who subdued him with a stun gun. More serious charges were left on court file. The stabbings raised fears of terrorism, but police said it was not considered a terrorist attack.
  • Netanyahu hopes for British support in London visit

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    Downing Street has said she was expected to take the opportunity to raise the UK's long-standing concerns about the implications for the Middle East peace process, although it was expected to form only a small part of the meeting. There was no media conference after the private meeting. "It seeks to conquer the Middle East, it threatens Europe, it threatens the West, it threatens the world.