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Coaches: North Carolina Final Four advantage to fade after tipoff

Gonzaga's plus 22.3-point differential on the season is the second largest entering the Final Four in the last 20 seasons, behind only Duke in 1998-99 (+25.9). Seconds after Malik Monk tied the game with a clutch 3, Luke Maye hit the game-winner for UNC . Florida was only down by four with a minute remaining when SC made a decision to go 5-6 from the free-throw line and grab the win.

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Serbian PM to visit Putin ahead of April 2 presidential vote

He reminded that on this day 18 years ago, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation started "a tragic war in which 19 countries had a need to show that they are richer and better armed than our small Serbia ". Serbia has turned mostly anti-Western and pro-Russian after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military intervention 18 years ago that ended with its former ethnic-Albanian province of Kosovo declaring independence in 2008.

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United Airlines Takes Flak Over 'Leggings-Gate'

The New York Times got a statement from United, through spokesperson Jonathan Guerin, confirming that two teenagers were told they could not board the flight because their leggings "violated the company's dress code policy for pass travelers".

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Slain Oklahoma officer was new recruit, aspiring canine cop

The suspect in Terney's death also was struck by gunfire. Terney grew up in Canadian, a town in eastern Oklahoma, and was also a volunteer firefighter, Kidney said . Suspect then shot at officer, officer returned fire. Republican Rep. Steve Russell, whose district includes Tecumseh , said the slaying should serve as a reminder of the work law enforcement does every day.

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OPEC, non-cartel nations may extend oil cut another 6 months

Compliance with the supply-cut deal was 94 percent in February among OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers combined, Russia's Novak said. "We now forecast United States crude oil production to reach a multi-decade high by December, within sight of the all-time high reached in 1970", Barclays said in a note to clients.

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10th Annual Earth Hour: BC powers down tonight

It would be organised from 8.30 p.m.to 9.30 p.m., and WWF Hyderabad office and Hyderabad Urban Makeover (HUM) would organise an awareness programme at the Biodiversity Park, Gachibowli, during the hour. The observance of the Earth Hour is particularly important for Pakistan in the backdrop of need for energy conservation and environmental protection.

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Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa Group sign co-operation agreement

Under a single booking, passengers from Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Zurich will be able to check through and seamlessly transfer to their final destination in Auckland or Australia via Hong Kong International Airport. Under the agreement, Cathay Pacific will offer 14 new destinations in Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Norway, Italy, Switzerland and Austria with the CX code placed on the following services operated by airlines in the Lufthansa Group .

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General Motors rejects investor plan for 2 stock classes

Einhorn, the founder of $9 billion hedge fund Greenlight Capital , wants shareholders to pressure GM to offer one class of stock that would receive the auto manufacturer's current dividends and another that would be more growth oriented. The Company's diverse shareholder base now consists of a mix of value-focused and income-oriented investors united by their confidence in GM's prospects, but with different investment objectives.

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Emirates defends security as laptop ban looms

Instead, such items must be in checked baggage. The UK government's ban applies to inbound flights from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey. It said although the USA has instituted robust aviation security measures since 9/11, information indicates that terrorist groups' efforts to execute an attack against the aviation sector are intensifying given that such attacks provide an opportunity to cause mass casualties and inflict significant economic damage, as well as ...

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Stocks, dollar recover as markets try to move past Trump's policy stumble

President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the US healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies.

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Trump OKs Keystone pipeline, calling it 'great day' for jobs

Nebraska activists say the pipeline could leak and pollute their water supply, and argue that construction would disrupt the state's natural habitat. In an unusual twist, the presidential permit was signed by Tom Shannon, a career diplomat serving in a senior State Department role, rather than by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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Sears, once a stalwart, has 'substantial doubt' about future

Sears Holdings also owns Kmart . Lampert, a hedge fund investor who merged Kmart, which he controlled, with Sears in 2005. USA Today performed an analysis of what Lampert owns of Sears and Sears-derived companies, based on Securities and Exchange Commission filings and other information that Lampert and the company have made public over the years.

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OR (just) ends UM's NCAA Tournament run

OR was led by Tyler Dorsey's 20 points. Dorsey scored 20 points and made the go-ahead layup with 1:08 left, and third-seeded OR held on to end No. 7 Michigan's dramatic postseason run with a 69-68 victory in a Midwest Regional semifinal on Thursday night.

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Possible Metal Contamination Leads to Chicken Recall

Breaded chicken products that were produced between December 19, 2016, and March 7, 2017, and were sent everywhere from school lunchrooms (ack!) to your local Walmart. The FSIS says the products should not be consumed and consumers should either throw them away or return them. Nugget shapes being recalled include hearts, stars, shamrocks, numerals, letters and sharks.

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Iranian president on official visit to Russian Federation

Elaborating on developments in bilateral relations, the president said before the victory of the Islamic revolution, the Iranian government was an ally of the United Sates which was a source of concern for the then Soviet Union. Parviz Esmaeili, the communication and information deputy of presidential office, told ISNA on Friday that documents on sectors covering legal and judiciary systems, road and urbanism, technology and communication, energy and electricity as well as standards and sports ...

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China fully reopens market to Brazilian meat

Shonhiwa did not elaborate on the investigations in Brazil, but media reports say police in Brazil have launched raids to investigate alleged bribes paid to hide unsanitary conditions in Brazil's meat-packing facilities. China, which imports up to one-third of Brazilian meat exports, slapped a ban on all such imports. The BAI official said the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) will conduct the inspection of meat imports from Brazil .

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Manchester United monitoring Arsenal duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mesut Ozil

Jurgen Klopp's side have, however, been unable to sustain a Premier League title bid after coming unstuck against teams that they would be expected to beat. Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool have all strengthened greatly as well. Arsenal youngster Ismael Bennacer is reportedly angling for another temporary move away from London, and has already scheduled talks with Arsene Wenger - according to C'est Vous L'Expert.

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Royal Jordanian rhymes about laptop ban to cheer customers

Turkish and Gulf airlines are touting free WiFi and better in-flight connectivity for smart phones as they scramble to mitigate the impact of a ban on laptops in plane cabins bound for the U.S. The airline is expected to make an announcement on the ban in the next few days. However, the airline also invites passengers to "appreciate the miracle of flight", or "meditate" as they while away the time.

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Tesco boss defends Booker deal, says many investors on board

He added that he remained supportive of chief executive Dave Lewis, who had "until now" performed an excellent job of turning around the UK's still-dominant supermarket. He said that although there was an element of "distraction risk" it was not sufficient to derail the deal . O'Keefe said Artisan had expressed its concern over the merits of the deal to Tesco management.

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Uber putting self-driving cars back on the road

Police said the Uber, which was in self-driving mode at the time but was not carrying a passenger in the backseat, was not at fault. But the investigation prompted Uber to ground its ongoing experiment with autonomous vehicles in Arizona, Pittsburgh and San Francisco.

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Twitter Brings Pre-Roll Ads to Periscope Streams

Twitter Inc.is adding advertising to posts from its Periscope live-broadcasting tool - but only on the safest videos. Twitter is introducing pre-roll ads to its Periscope livestreaming app, providing brands with a new way to reach Twitter's audience.

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Denver sees a surge in home-resale price gains

The S&P/Case Shiller 20-city composite index, which tracks the nation's largest cities, gained 5.7 percent year-over-year in January, up from 5.5 percent the previous month. With these numbers Chicago is finally rising in the rankings of the 20 metro areas tracked by the Case Shiller home price indices. "It would take a significantly higher mortgage rate to erode the real, house-buying power adjusted, price of housing, even as nominally house prices grow at their current pace".

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Oil slips, inventories curb recovery from four-month lows

US shale oil producers have been adding rigs, pushing up the country's oil production to about 9.1 million bpd, from around 8.5 million bpd in late 2016. The contract fell as low as $49.71 in morning trade. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down 18 cents, or 0.4%, at $48.08 a barrel.

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A look at the electronics ban on some flights

Passengers on some USA -bound foreign airline flights will have to check electronic devices larger than a cell phone once US authorities formalize a new ban in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, US officials told Reuters on Monday.

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Oil prices dip as doubts remain over OPEC supply cuts

Oil tumbled on Tuesday after OPEC reported a rise in global crude stocks and a surprise output jump from its biggest member, Saudi Arabia, further pressuring prices that have erased almost all of their gains since OPEC announced output cuts in November.

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French far right presidential candidate Le Pen

Amid the ongoing investigations into alleged Russian interference in last year's USA election, fears about potential Russian influence have been raised ahead of the upcoming votes in France and other European countries. Mr Putin added that Ms Le Pen - a nationalist, Eurosceptic candidate with hardline stances on immigration and radical Islam - represents a "European political force that is quickly growing".

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Spokesman confirms China suspended imports of Brazil beef

But Hong Kong moved to ban imports of meat products from Brazil. Meat importer Tam Chun-yuen, who was among 30 people refused entry to the meeting, said one of his shipments of Brazilian meat has been held by customs authorities while more than 20 others are on their way to Hong Kong.

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Google promises to crack down on "hateful content"

The move comes a day after Google promised to "tighten safeguards" to help advertisers avoid inadvertently financing " hateful, offensive and derogatory content ". "In the end, there's nothing more important to Google than the trust we've built amongst our users, advertisers, creators and publishers", Google's chief business officer Philipp Schindler wrote in a blog post .

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Powerful Cyclone Hits Australia's Tropical Northeast Coast

Another shot of of the damage at Shute Harbour. Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said Debbie's slow pace was having "a battering ram effect". The cyclone tore through Hamilton Island and the Whitsunday's earlier this morning and is now tracking to move inland between Bowen and Airlie beach before continuing inland towards Collinsville.

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Why are Tesco unlocking their trolleys?

Until the new machines are in place auto parks will still take old £1 coins and people short of cash can pay by phone. The supermarket giant said that under 10 per cent of its 2,500 stores would have unlocked trolleys, but that the majority would be ready for the new £1 on Tuesday.

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Teens Wearing Leggings Barred from United Flight

The U.S. airline United has gotten into a social media storm, after three girls who were about to board a flight on Sunday at Denver Airport were refused entry because they were wearing spandex leggings . United Airlines is telling regular-paying flyers they should feel free to wear leggings on its flights. "But when flying as a pass traveler, we require pass travelers to follow rules, and that is one of those rules".

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'Cash Cab' gets reboot with a new twist

Instead, the new Cash Cab will enlist a cast of comedians and other stars from the world of TV and cinema to serve as game master, but a standard host has not been named at this time. Who knows just how long Cash Cab's revival will last, but it will be good to have the best cab in the city back giving out cash. ABC ordered new episodes of " The Gong Show " featuring Will Arnett in October 2016, and it's now casting a new variation of " Battle of the Network Stars ".

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Uber self-driving SUV involved in accident in Arizona

Another vehicle in the background is pictured with dents and smashed windows. "There was a person behind the wheel", said Josie Montenegro, a police spokesman. The spokesperson said as the investigation continues, it has grounded self-driving fleets in San Francisco, Tempe and Pittsburgh. Even though the company blamed human error on the incident, a later investigation discovered the vehicle did not acknowledge the light was red.

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Carpetright plc (CPR) Receives GBX 229.80 Consensus Target Price from Analysts

Shares of KAZ Minerals PLC ( LON:KAZ ) opened at 486.40 on Thursday. Analysts await Kona Grill Inc (NASDAQ:KONA) to report earnings on May, 3. In analysts report issued on Thursday, 23 March, Numis Securities reaffirmed their Buy rating on shares of Halma (LON:HLMA).

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Rupee hits near 1-1/2 year high; bonds rally, shares fall

The market breadth remained negative as 1,630 shares ended lower, 1,158 closed higher while 231 ruled steady. "The Nifty corrected from life highs before ending with w-o-w (week-on-week) losses of 0.57 per cent", Deepak Jasani, Head - Retail Research, HDFC Securities, told IANS.


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