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Israel says will build 3000 new homes in West Bank settlements

Israel's opposition leader Isaac Herzog says the law would pose a danger to Israel and could amount to annexation of parts of the West Bank, the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel in 1967. Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with Trump at the White House on February 15, and the two men are expected to seek understandings on Israeli construction plans for the West Bank.

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The semi final allocation draw for Eurovision 2017

Other countries scheduled to participate alongside Malta include Macedonia, the Netherlands, Serbia, Denmark, Russia, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Ireland, Sweden, Estonia, Israel, Bulgaria, San Marino, Lithuania, Croatia, Norway and Belarus.

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Caterpillar to Move Global HQ to Chicago Area Later This Year

The company last week reported $38.5 billion in sales for 2016, down from $47 billion previous year. The company will continue its philanthropic support and deep civic involvement in the Peoria area. A limited number of senior executives will move into leased office space beginning in 2017. "We'll all work hard to make sure that Caterpillar and other major employers stay here".

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Hafiz Saeed put under house arrest

According to JuD activists, Saeed was at Masjid-e-Qudsia Chauburji in Lahore when police descended there to implement the detention order issued by Punjab Province's Interior Ministry in pursuance to a directive from the Federal Interior Ministry on January 27.

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MACC opens graft, abuse of power probe into Annuar Musa

Annuar, who is on a working visit to New Zealand, said he was unaware of the special meeting of the Mara council that was held today. The reason for Annuar's suspension is unknown at the moment though it rumoured to be related to his alleged misappropriation of MARA funds to sponsor the Kelantan state football team in 2016.

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Trust the People, Back Brexit Law: May's Pitch to U.K. Lawmakers

Despite a small backbench Labour rebellion and opposition from the Scottish National Party's 54 MPs, the nine Liberal Democrats and the sole Green MP, Theresa May's government stands nearly no chance of being defeated on the 137-word bill. The amendment would delay Article 50 on the grounds that the Government has failed to provide for consultation with devolved administrations and has not assured MPs of a meaningful vote at the end of the negotiation process, PA reported.

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The Elder Scrolls Online heads to Morrowind, adds bears

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind will allow players to master a brand new character class - The Warden. Red Mountain hasn't erupted and thrown the province into turmoil, and Vivec City is still in its infancy. Morrowind as well as The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited . Armored War Horse - Players can charge into battle atop this steed clad in armor fashioned with ancient Dwarven plate.

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Trudeau should rescind safe country status for US, and all others

On Saturday several Iraqi passengers and a Yemeni national were prevented from boarding a flight at Cairo airport bound for NY, despite holding valid visas for the US. "This is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting". AM: A U.S. judge blocked the deportation of travelers and refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations who are at U.S.

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Oil Spill Near Chennai Is 20 Tonnes, Not 1, Says Coast Guard

ICGS Varad has dispersed over two tonnes of Oil Spill Dispersant. "We haven't estimated the amount of oil spilled", the official said on condition of anonymity. The entire stretch from Ennore Beach, to the north of Chennai , to Elliot Beach in the southern part of the city has been divided into four zones with dedicated teams for shoreline clean-up.

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Police Step Up Patrols After 6 Killed At Quebec Mosque

Belkacemi was remembered by Université Laval, where he was a professor at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences And Food (FSAA) in Quebec City, according to a statement by the university. Their ages, according to Quebec Provincial Police , ranged from 35 to 70 years of age. Canada is generally very welcoming toward immigrants and all religions, but the French-speaking province of Quebec has had a long-simmering debate about race and religious accommodation.

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U.S. says world should be 'alarmed' at new Iran missile launch

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif didn't confirm or deny the launch during a press conference Tuesday but struck a defiant tone over the global restrictions. During the USA election campaign, Trump branded the nuclear agreement "the worst deal ever negotiated", telling voters he would either rip it up or seek a better deal.

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Trump reportedly poised to sign anti-LGBTI executive order

Spicer said it was a small price to pay for safety considering 325,000 global air travelers arrive in the United States each day. "He's going to implement things that are in the best interest of protecting this country prospectively, not reactively", he said of Trump.

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Filmmaker, former minister Dasari Narayana Rao hospitalised

According to sources, he is undergoing treatment for a Lung infection, at the hospital. The filmmaker will have to undergo a chest surgery and the hospital has already issued a statement about the same. Recently Dasari was seen active at Chiranjeevi's 150th movie pre-release event. He has directed about 151 films, produced 53 films and worked in more than 250 films as a dialogue writer and lyricist in his career spanning 43 years.

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15-year-old bound for space camp denied visa to the US

Mr Ghadirian's parents have lived in Australia for almost 20 years and he was born there, but deemed ineligible for the U.S. visa waiver programme, which allows Australian citizens to stay in the country for 90 days without obtaining a visa.

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Injured Lynn named in Australian T20 squad

With the dates colliding with the start of Australia's Test tour of India, the selectors have made it clear that the squad selected for the longer format will not feature in the series against Sri Lanka which means Steven Smith, David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Marsh will not feature in the three-match clash against Angelo Mathews' men.

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Fecteau: Reconsider the Ban on Syrian Refugees

Why are we being told that we need to reduce the numbers we admit? The agreement makes exceptions for people who have relatives in Canada, people who make a claim at an airport or inland office, and for children. Asylum seekers are not covered off in the Refugee Convention and many of them can be stuck in limbo for years as they wait for their host countries to assess them.

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Sean Spicer Vs. NBC Reporter: 'You're Part Of The Confusion'

The next day Mr. Spicer took to the White House briefing room podium to say Mr. Trump's inauguration had the largest viewership in history. In his response, in turn shifty and aggressive, Spicer never said "no". "It is what makes our country great". He said 872 refugees will be arriving this week and will processed for waivers through the end of the week. Where do they start? "We are not listening".

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Madeleine McCann's Parents Lose Libel Appeal

The decision was overturned following an appeal a year ago but the McCanns took the case to Portugal's Supreme Court, which has now found against them. Amaral insists he based his information on case files which were already made public. In the book, he claimed Maddie died inside the apartment and her parents conducted an elaborate hoax to cover this up.

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MA state joins legal effort against Trump

MA will likely not be the last state to sue the federal government over Trump's immigration order. Asked if she had a message for Trump, Healey said, "My message is simply this: That no one is above the law". "Our administration has worked with the Attorney General's office and supports her challenging this action". She said her office first learned of detentions at Logan Airport on Saturday afternoon, including the holding of two UMass engineering professors who were returning from a ...

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Feinstein says no to Sessions as attorney general

Donald Trump's choice to succeed Loretta Lynch as USA attorney general, Alabama senator Jeff Sessions, is facing a vote by the Senate judiciary committee on Tuesday afternoon (Irish time), as the fallout continues from Mr Trump's sacking of acting attorney general Sally Yates on Monday.

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JWAM holds protest against Mehbooba's statement on Art 370

In a clear message to ally BJP, the CM had yesterday said anybody weakening Article 370, which grants special status to the state, will be doing the "biggest anti-national act". "I will first go through the record of the House and if an anti-national word is used, it will be expunged", he said. "The chief minister also happens to be leader of the House and by expunging her remarks you are creating a history".

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How much is Trump's order banning some refugees like Obama's?

Over the weekend, hundreds of people arriving at USA airports were detained and handcuffed and interrogated about their visas or green cards. "We will not be divided", they said . Several US airports were rocked by protests and arrests after the ban. In some cases over the weekend, agents even detained people who presented green cards showing they are authorized to be living in the US.

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The First Military Raid Under Trump Was a Total Fuck Up

Nora is not the first of Anwar al-Awlaki's children to be killed in a strike by the U.S. Two weeks after his father's death, 16-year-old Abdulrahman was killed in a drone strike intended for another al Qaeda leader. Anwar al-Awlaki, a US citizen, was killed by a drone on September 30, 2011, in Yemen. Nora's grandfather, Nasser al-Awlaki, is Yemen's former agriculture minister and told NBC news: 'My granddaughter was staying for a while with her mother, so when the attack came, they were ...

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Hundreds protest at LA in'l airport against Trump's "Muslim ban"

Trump claimed that his order was "not a Muslim ban " and claimed that these measures were long overdue. But an earlier leaked draft suggested the action would block refugee admissions from the war-torn country of Syria indefinitely; suspend refugee admissions from all countries for 120 days; and ban people from Iran, Iraq , Libya, Somalia, Sudan , Syria and Yemen from entering the USA for 30 days.

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Iraq asks Trump administration to 'reconsider' travel ban

In 2016, the United States dropped 26,172 bombs in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan. Besides Iran and Iraq, Trump's executive order signed on Friday applies to citizens of Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.

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Sexton blow rocks Ireland

The Munster winger was called up to the Ireland squad for the first time last week alongside Niall and Rory Scannell. Paddy Jackson is expected to step in, in Sexton's absence, with Ian Keatley the most likely to take his spot on the bench.

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Iran claims missile did not defy United Nations resolution

All the US citizens having visas will be able to visit Iran, the country's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif twitted on Sunday. "This is our response to that: we will not provide visas to Americans for visiting Iran", the Iranian FM said at a joint press conference with his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault.

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If Punjab is secure, the nation is secure: Amit Shah

Union minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wanted to rule in Punjab "with the help of militants". The survey said the ruing Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP alliance would get 11 to 15 seats. The electorate of Delhi which voted for you (AAP) is now looking for you with binoculars in their hands. The Election Commission yesterday ordered poll authorities in Goa to register an FIR against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his remarks about bribes made ...

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Former minister E Ahamed collapses during President's address, taken to hospital

Doctors at RML hospital said his condition is critical. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also wished for his speedy recovery. According to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), PM Modi enquired about the health of the Kerala MP. Ahamed is the IUML MP representing Malappuram constituency in Kerala. A year ago in November, Ahamed was admitted to King Fahad Hospital at Jeddah in Saudi Arabia after complains of respiratory problems.

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NEET (UG) 2017: Apply from today

The Centre had promulgated an ordinance last year to exclude Tamil Nadu from the common entrance exam, but this academic year, all students seeking admission to medical colleges must pass the NEET. Also Indian citizens, Non-Resident Indians, Overseas Citizens of India, Person of Indian Origin and Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear in NEET (UG) 2017 and will also be eligible for 15% All India Quota seats.

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On Martyr's Day, Twitterati Pay Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Monday paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, on his 69th death anniversary at Rajghat here.

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Morocco rejoins African Union after 33 years

Ghana has become the 42nd country to give Morocco its support to reenter the African Union (AU), French media reported Sunday. The return, officially enacted Monday during the first day of the 28th African summit, is viewed as an outstanding victory for Moroccan diplomacy over hostile attempts to botch up the reintegration of the North African Kingdom into its African institutional family.

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Calls to stop President Trump's state visit to UK

The petition says the the president's "well documented misogyny and vulgarity" should disqualify him from being received by the Queen for fear it would "cause an embarrassment". But with more than 1.6 million Britons disagreeing with her, the issue will now be debated in Parliament next month. In December 2015, when Trump was campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination, a petition on the United Kingdom government website sought to ban the candidate from entering Great Britain ...

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Rex Tillerson Clears Senate Procedure, Vote Set for Wednesday

In addition to voting against the motion to advance Tillerson's nomination, Udall has joined Senate Democrats on a number of measures to condemn and fight President Trump's hateful immigration executive order. Conway made news last weekend when she suggested White House press secretary Sean Spicer was delivering "alternative facts" to the press about the crowd size at Trump's swearing in ceremony.

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Mexican President cancels U.S. trip after Trump's tweet

The border wall with Mexico-and the promise that " Mexico will pay for it"-was one of the pillars of Trump's presidential campaign". Spicer quickly walked that back, noting it was just suggested as one of many potential methods of forcing Mexico to pay back the US for the construction of a wall that is estimated to cost $25 billion.


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