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Bukhari who was R&B minister in the Mufti Sayeed-led government was dropped when Mehbooba took over previous year. THE RULING Peoples Democratic Party in J&K was hit by a crisis on Friday when two senior ministers resigned shortly after CM Mehbooba Mufti reshuffled her Cabinet for the first time after forming government a year ago.
  • Senate votes to repeal Obama administration gun rule

    Senate votes to repeal Obama administration gun rule

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    A controversial gun control regulation, finalized in the final weeks of the Obama administration, appears to be reaching the end of its very short lifespan. "If you can't manage your own financial affairs, how can we expect that you're going to be a responsible steward of a risky, lethal firearm", he said.
  • New round of Syria talks in Geneva starts next week

    New round of Syria talks in Geneva starts next week

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    The Kazakh Foreign Ministry says the talks, to be held in preparation for United Nations -brokered Syria negotiations in Geneva, will be postponed until Thursday. Mohammad Alloush, of the Islam Army rebel group, said he will insist on discussing the December 30 cease-fire at the talks in the Kazakh capital, Astana, which have been postponed to tomorrow.
  • Andrew Puzder´s nomination as US labour secretary `in doubt´

    Andrew Puzder´s nomination as US labour secretary `in doubt´

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    After seeing his controversial travel ban blocked by federal courts, Trump lost one of his early key supporters with the forced resignation Monday night of national security advisor Michael Flynn over Flynn's false statements about his December contacts with a Russian diplomat.
  • Half-brother met his end as Kim's paranoia deepened

    Half-brother met his end as Kim's paranoia deepened

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    Malaysian police confirmed a North Korean man died at the Kuala Lumpur airport today, but say they are still investigating the man's identity . Malaysians and North Koreans can visit each other's country without visas. Reuters reported that North Korean officials spent hours trying to talk Malaysia out of conducting the autopsy on Kim Jong Nam. Kim Jong-nam was assassinated in Kuala Lumpur airport on Tuesday while on his way back to Macau from Malaysia.
  • European Union lawmakers split on carbon reform ahead of vote

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    The agreement would eliminate about 98 per cent of the tariffs on both sides of the deal. The UK's interests have been poorly defended in the negotiations of CETA , and, as you know, worldwide trade secretary Liam Fox bypassed the UK parliament to sign the UK on to the deal at EU Council level.
  • Paul Nuttall admits claims he'd lost 'close friends' at Hillsborough are FALSE

    Paul Nuttall admits claims he'd lost 'close friends' at Hillsborough are FALSE

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    In a press release on his website in August 2011, the Bootle born politician urged the government to release files on Hillsborough - in which 96 Liverpool supporters died. One of his former teachers, a Roman Catholic priest, told the paper that the school believed it had been aware of the identities of every boy who had been at Hillsborough in order to help them, and that Mr Nuttall was not among them.
  • Islamabad High Court bans Valentine's Day celebrations

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    The court also directed the information ministry, federal government, chairman Pakistan Electronic Media and Regulatory Authority and chief commissioner to submit a reply within 10 days. The ruling was a victory in a larger movement that includes Indonesia , the world's largest Muslim nation, as well as other Muslim-majority nations to outlaw all the holiday of love.
  • Evaluating the Salary Cap Impact of the Ibaka Trade

    Evaluating the Salary Cap Impact of the Ibaka Trade

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    The person who spoke to the AP on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the discussions were to remain private says the former Knicks star who was arrested at a game last week is welcome back at the arena. Following the game, both Lowry and fellow All-Star DeMar DeRozan made comments that alluded to pointing the blame at their coach, and suggested that personnel changes may be required to salvage them from thri current funk.
  • Three dead in house fire

    Three dead in house fire

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    Clark did not reveal the age of the injured girl or the ages and genders of the dead. Clark said it took firefighters approximately 10 minutes to get the blaze under control. The fire which started on the main floor had broken out through the front window. Peel District School Board spokeswoman Carla Pereira said one of the victims graduated from one of their high schools last June, while the girl who was rescued is a current elementary school student.
  • Malaysia confirms death of Kim Jung-un's half-brother

    Malaysia confirms death of Kim Jung-un's half-brother

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    Kim Jong-un and his recently killed brother might both have competed to be the supreme leader of North Korea but in the end they both ended up having wholly different lives and holding divergent political perspectives. South Korean media reports meanwhile said Jong-Nam had travelled using a fake passport under the name of Kim Chol. However, he died en route to the hospital.
  • U.S. army says North Dakota oil pipeline can be built 'immediately'

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    It is entirely underground and surpasses federal safety requirements. The United States is obligated under global law to respect the rights of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and all other Indigenous Peoples. The tribe says a pipeline leak could contaminate its drinking water. "The Trump Administration has decided that profits for the corporate elite are more important than sovereign rights of Indigenous communities, clean water, the climate, and the voices of millions of people worldwide ...
  • Michael Flynn talked sanctions with Russian Federation before inauguration

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    In briefing Trump on their findings, intelligence officials also presented him with unsubstantiated claims that Russian Federation had amassed compromising personal and financial allegations against him. Citing nine unnamed current and former USA officials, the Post said some senior United States officials interpreted the contacts as a "potentially illegal " signal to Russian Federation that it could expect a reprieve from sanctions imposed by the Obama administration in December.
  • Kenya: Court sentences doctors' union officials to jail

    Kenya: Court sentences doctors' union officials to jail

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    On Sunday, the talks that were being mediated by Central Organisation for Trade Unions (Cotu) and the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights seemed to have hit a dead end, with Cotu boss Francis Atwoli admitting that he had failed. Odinga said he was "horrified, disturbed and shocked" at the sentencing and said it marked "the lowest point that Jubilee's intransigence, incompetence and inability to lead has brought the nation to".
  • Dakota Access owner and tribes opposing pipeline meet in court

    Dakota Access owner and tribes opposing pipeline meet in court

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    U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said he would not grant a temporary restraining order against the project sought by a South Dakota tribe who argues the pipeline threatens their religious waters. Some have been here since April, their numbers fluctuating between hundreds and thousands, in an unprecedented show of joint resistance to the almost 1,200 mile-long Dakota Access oil pipeline.
  • Indian Nobel laureate's stolen medal replica found

    Indian Nobel laureate's stolen medal replica found

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    Rajan, Sunil and Vinod were arrested and the stolen Nobel replica, citation and other jewellery items recovered, said a senior police officer. The suspects have been identified as Rajan (25), Sunil (28) and Vinod (35). Satyarthi was not in his Alaknanda flat when the robbery occurred. Delhi Police chief Amulya Patnaik tweeted about the successful workout of the case.
  • Chinese soldier returns home after spending five decades in India

    Chinese soldier returns home after spending five decades in India

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    Since his emotional reunion on Saturday in Xian with his brothers and sister, Wang has been swept up in a whirl of media attention and feted by the government. He was never granted citizenship and was given a Chinese passport in 2013. The Chinese and Indian governments had confirmed reports that they were collaborating on ensuring his return to China, five decades after he crossed the border.
  • EU's Juncker won't seek second term

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    He urged the 27 European Union countries - the entire bloc minus Britain, which wants to leave - to face challenges with strength and unity, but admitted to "serious doubts" that members shared the same goals. US President Donald Trump's protectionist trade policy could create "big opportunities" for the European Union to agree new trade deals with countries outside the bloc, he said.
  • Trump, Trudeau Hold Joint Press Conference at White House

    Trump, Trudeau Hold Joint Press Conference at White House

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    Trump only took two questions from the US press, and no reporters asked him about revelations that National Security Adviser Mike Flynn discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador before Trump took office, or about North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile over the weekend.
  • Total fire ban declared for Albury ahead of scorching weekend

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    Farmer Warren Jarvis said he had lost property and animals to the Cassilis fire. "I think dealing with the dead stock or the damaged stock is in the first instance is the real heartache", he said . The RFS had earlier directed people from outlying areas to head for shelter in Cassilis, a town of about 300 people, but with the fire approaching, the RFS deployed its crews to defend the town.
  • Greece says will not accept 'illogical' demands in bailout review

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    During talks on Friday, Greece and its foreign lenders reportedly made progress toward bridging the divide over the country's fiscal path in the coming years with its worldwide lenders, but considerable differences remain. playing with matches in a warehouse full of explosives". Juncker, in an interview to be aired on German radio Deutschlandfunk on Sunday, praised Greece for some of the steps it has already taken.
  • Hamburg airport temporarily closed and evacuated due to bad air scare

    Hamburg airport temporarily closed and evacuated due to bad air scare

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    Authorities believe it might have been caused by an unknown "prankster" using the chemical. It is not considered lethal but it might contribute to worsening someone's condition and, in few occasions, leading to death. Lightly dressed passengers were rushed outside the terminal in freezing temperature but were allowed back in shortly after. According to Euronews, which cited local media, the problem was reportedly caused by the air conditioning system .
  • USA expresses objection to Palestinian as United Nations envoy to Libya

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    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Saturday that the proposal to nominate Fayyad "was exclusively based on Mr. Appointments of the United Nations special representatives of the secretary-general require the unanimous backing of the 15-member council. United Nations diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Associated Press news agency that Fayyad was well-respected for his work in reforming the Palestinian Authority and ...
  • Wind Blows Tractor-Trailer Over Wyoming Highway Patrol Vehicle

    Wind Blows Tractor-Trailer Over Wyoming Highway Patrol Vehicle

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    There was nobody in the cruiser that was crushed, as the officers were assisting someone else, per CBS4 . They wrote: "This event occurred on February 7 near Elk Mountain, Wyoming on Interstate 80". Hopefully this video illustrates why, ' the agency's Facebook post reads. Both troopers were away from their vehicles and weren't hurt. The video has been viewed 709,000 times and has 27,800 shares.
  • Scottish Gossip: Rangers accept Mark Warburton's resignation

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    THERE is confusion over the announcement that Mark Warburton has resigned as Rangers manager. Rangers say manager Mark Warburton has resigned along with his assistants David Weir and Frank McParland. "He is head of our recruitment". The statement had explained events during a seemingly busy week, and stressed that "absolute commitment is essential".
  • Trump's own Supreme Court nominee criticizes his tweets against federal judge

    Trump's own Supreme Court nominee criticizes his tweets against federal judge

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    Richard Blumenthal, who never fought in Vietnam when he said for years he had (major lie), now misrepresents what Judge Gorsuch told him?" the president tweeted . On Wednesday morning he tweeted: "Big increase in traffic into our country from certain areas, while our people are far more vulnerable, as we wait for what should be EASY D!" He also said "so-called Judge" Robart's ruling could "put out country in such peril".
  • Polish prime minister hurt in vehicle crash but prognosis good

    Polish prime minister hurt in vehicle crash but prognosis good

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    A yellow-and-red medical helicopter has landed near the government hospital in Warsaw, Poland and a passenger was put on a wheeled stretcher and into an ambulance, which drove to the hospital building. The 21-year-old driver of the Fiat admitted to and has been charged with causing the accident and could face up to three years in jail. In Friday's crash, the limousine's driver and an officer from the Government Protection Office (BOR) were also injured.
  • Why President Trump's tough talk on China hasn't changed a thing

    Why President Trump's tough talk on China hasn't changed a thing

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    Speculation has simmered in China about how Trump might back up his tough talk, with observers noting that since his January 20 inauguration, Trump has spoken to more than a dozen foreign leaders but not Xi. However, this may also be an example of Trump listening to the advice of his cabinet, especially that of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who took a markedly different position than Trump on U.S.
  • Putin Hails Slovenia's Offer to Host Summit With Donald Trump

    Putin Hails Slovenia's Offer to Host Summit With Donald Trump

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    The truth may lie somewhere in between: Even if Trump didn't know the ins and outs of New START , he might have recognized Putin's interest in extending it as leverage he can use in broader negotiations with Russian Federation. It's good news , of course, if he can negotiate a better arms-control deal - but if he can't, and New START dissolves, suddenly we're staring at a new nuclear arms race with Russian Federation, a prospect Trump has explicitly placed within the realm of possibility in ...
  • Russian Airstrike Kills Three Turkish Soldiers in Northern Syria

    Russian Airstrike Kills Three Turkish Soldiers in Northern Syria

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    The Turkish military said it regularly shared information with Russian Federation about its operations in Syria as part of a deal in place with Moscow. The Syrian army, meanwhile, has mounted its own rapid advance towards the city in the past few weeks, advancing to within a few kilometres of its southern outskirts.
  • United States shouldn't intervene in European politics - Mogherini

    United States shouldn't intervene in European politics - Mogherini

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    There has been much speculation as to how the European Union would deal with U.S. President Donald Trump's administration - indeed, European Council President Donald Tusk identified it as a threat to the EU. "The UK will stay a member state of the European Union for another two years at least". And, when asked what her best and worst case scenarios for working with the Trump administration are, Mogherini replied, "I only have one case: no interference" in the strength of the union (Trump, ...