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Freezing rain warning in effect for much of southern Ontario

Then overnight, it's predicted to turn into periods of rain with the mercury rising to 9C by Wednesday morning, but plunging again into the deep freeze by Thursday morning. The remainder of the night will see temperatures at a high of 8 C with a 40 percent chance of showers. Toronto Paramedics said they received 27 reports of slip-and-falls between 1:30 p.m.

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New report highlights Brexit damage to United Kingdom businesses

The next stage of voting, on Wednesday, follows three further days of more detailed debate, with the Commons looking at amendments proposed by MPs. "Our European partners now want to get on with the negotiations, so do I, and so does this house", May told parliament before the debate began.

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The West Bank reacts to Israel's settlement legislation

Abbas, who was in Paris for talks with French President Francois Hollande, described the law as an "attack against our people" which was against the wishes of the global community. Instead, the land will be expropriated and the owners will be compensated. But French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault warned, "This law could exacerbate regional tensions".

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Cubs' Anthony Rizzo invites boy attacked at school to Wrigley Field

Classmates also planned to wear Chicago Cubs gear on Tuesday to show support for Henry. The 12-year-old plays on a local youth baseball team and is a diehard cubs fan. Fergus said Henry's condition has improved dramatically since Friday. Henry is now out of the coma and recovering in hospital. Henry's mom told FOX 32 that the family appreciates the outpouring of support from the community, including two separate GoFundMe accounts that have so far raised $30-thousand dollars to help pay ...

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Northwestern investigating allegations of sexual assault at a fraternity house

On February 2, another female student says she was sexually assaulted, possibly drugged, after going to another Northwestern frat house that's not named because it's unclear where the assault happened. "The Northwestern University Policy on Sexual Misconduct requires all employees, including student employees, as well as non-employees with teaching or supervisory authority, to report sexual misconduct of which they become aware", the statement said.

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PM May warns lawmakers about thwarting will of British people on Brexit

In response, Starmer said: "That is a huge and very important concession about the process we are about to embark on". Speaking in the House of Commons before MPs began debating amendments to a Bill authorising her to start formal Brexit negotiations, the prime minister urged MPs to reject an amendment calling for a unilateral guarantee.

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Remains confirmed as those of missing Texas college student

ALPINE Sul Ross State University President Bill Kibler on Monday said the university will offer counseling and accessibility services for students, faculty and staff mourning the death of student Zuzu Verk . Lori Verk described her daughter as a lover of the outdoors , and the Verk family has asked that instead of flowers, people send donations to a scholarship fund for the study of natural resource management set up in Zuzu Verk's name.

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IDBI Bank Q3 loss widens to Rs 2255 crore

Net interest income during the quarter fell sharply by 45.3 percent to Rs 850.4 crore from Rs 1,555 crore in corresponding quarter of last fiscal. Total Income has decreased from Rs. Net NPAs as on December 31, 2016 stood at 9.61 per cent (Rs 20,949 crore) of net advances as compared with 4.60 per cent (Rs 9,162 crore) of net advances in December 2015.

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Senate breaks filibuster of Sessions, final vote expected Wednesday

Democrats have raised concerns about Sessions' level of independence from President Donald Trump as well as his record on issues such as immigration, civil rights, women's health, and voting rights. Confirmation is expected on Wednesday despite Senate Democrats' opposition to their colleague. Votes will follow later in the week on picks for attorney general, Treasury, and other posts.

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Donald Trump at Central Command vows to rebuild 'depleted' military

Trump had been in Palm Beach, Fla. over the weekend for a stay at his Mar-a-Lago resort. "Many of them have not been even close - and they have to do that". He said all countries part of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation must start to fully commit their proper financial contributions to the alliance, because it has been "unfair" to the USA in the past.

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Patriots Fans Shower Roger Goodell With Boos During Lombardi Trophy Presentation

Roger Goodell has been avoiding the New England Patriots since Deflategate and the fallout stemming from Tom Brady's four-game suspension to begin this National Football League season. "I want to say to our fans, brilliant coaching staff and players who are so spectacular, this is unequivocally the sweetest ". "I think it's going to be a wonderful game actually".

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Thornberry urges Trump to send weapons to Ukraine

European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini Monday chaired the monthly meeting of foreign ministers from all 28 European Union member states in Brussels . Putin gave four reasons for the renewed fighting: that the Kiev government needed money and was pleading for global aid "posing as a victim of aggression;" that Kiev was trying to curry favor with the Trump administration after supporting his opponent Hillary Clinton in the American presidential election; and that the Kiev ...

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China's Forex Reserves Decline In January

It was the seventh consecutive month China's foreign reserves have fallen and represents a 25 per cent drop from the peak of $US4 trillion recorded in June 2014. Although U.S. President Donald Trump accuses Beijing of guiding the yuan weaker, the fact is the Chinese government is scrambling to prevent the currency from crashing.

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China Reserves Edge Below $3 Trillion as Yuan Pressure Rises

But since mid-2014, when the reserves stood at about $4 trillion, that trend has reversed. The $12.3 billion drop, a fall of 0.4 percent over December, marked the seventh consecutive month of foreign exchange declines. The SAFE said it was "normal" for forex reserves to fluctuate in light of complicated domestic and overseas economic environments. The yuan currency strengthened against the dollar last month for the first time since September.But analysts expect downward pressure on the yuan ...

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France's Fillon tries to revive scandal-hit campaign

But what had been acceptable practice in the past was no longer accepted by the French public, he said. The report came a day after Fillon apologized to the public for having employed members of his family while still a member of parliament, a scandal that has derailed his campaign.

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China's Foreign-Exchange Reserves Drop Past $3 Trillion, Near Six-Year Low

Authorities have been selling U.S. Treasurys and similar instruments, then using dollars to purchase yuan. The SAFE said it was "normal" for forex reserves to fluctuate in light of complicated domestic and overseas economic environments. President Donald Trump had suggested he favored a weaker dollar. The fall in the reserves shows continued capital outflow despite the government's efforts to control it and stabilize the Yuan.

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Blogger Alexander Lapshin who illegally visited Azerbaijan`s occupied lands extradited to Azerbaijan

Note that Alexander Lapshin, who holds Russian, Israeli, and Ukrainian citizenship, paid illegal visits to the occupied Azerbaijani territories in April 2011 and in October 2012, violating Azerbaijan's laws on the state border and passports.

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GM Shares Plunge after Earnings

GM's operating profit on a per-share basis was $6.12, up 22% from 2015. Revenue for the full year rose 9% to a record $166.4 billion. GM's quarterly profit was $1.19 a share, down 70% from a year earlier. Most of the currency impact was caused by the decline in the value of the British pound after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, GM said. GM shrank its losses in Europe by two thirds and in South America by 40 percent, while other worldwide operations fell to $1.1 billion.

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No Joke: Al Franken for President?

All 48 members of the Senate Democratic caucus have vowed to oppose DeVos' nomination, along with two Republicans, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine. We are going to watch what Betsy DeVos does. As the debate wound down, Mr Schumer said of Ms DeVos: "She disdains public education where 90 per cent of our students are".

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My Good Work Irritated Sasikala: OPS at Jayalalithaa's Memorial

Revenue Minister, R B Udhayakumar, said Sasikala should take over as CM, when I was the CM. After spending almost 40 minutes meditating in front of the late chief minister J. Sasikala's rise from the penumbra of Tamil Nadu's politics to the shining centre of its galaxy illuminates the link between parties' internal democracy or its deficit and the quality of the polity in general.

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Suicidal woman charged in death of cop who tried to rescue her

Glisson is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and probation violation. Aaron said the officers were responding to a call that said Glisson was threatening to kill herself. News Channel 5 in Nashville reports Mumaw was trying to save a suicidal woman in the Cumberland River when he died. Mumaw, who had his hand on the door handle, "slipped on the slick, steep boat ramp and was pulled into the river".

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New Israeli law 'legalises theft' of Palestinian land: PLO

The legislation allows the Jewish government to effectively hold the land until an agreement is reached in the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The law seeks to give legal status even to outposts regarded as illegal by the Israeli courts, and was pushed by Israel's far right over the initial objections of the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who has flip-flopped wildly over the issue.

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Donald Trump Casually Threatens To 'Destroy' The Career Of State Lawmaker

Trump asked. Following a brief shrug by Eavenson, Trump half-jokingly said "We'll destroy his career". Trump: "Do you want to give his name?" My guess is that he has no idea what civil asset forfeiture is and has no real opinion about it.

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Myanmar monk caught with 4.6m methamphetamine pills in monastery

The monk named Arsara is now under the close supervision of the lawmen, after the officers discovered in his vehicle no less than 400.000 methamphetamine tablets. Drug prosecutions have also increased throughout Asia with police reports indicating a almost 50-percent spike in arrests and prosecutions for possession of meth pills since 2015.

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Pence casts tiebreaking vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary

But it wasn't enough. Why after DeVos? Because Sessions is still needed in the Senate to vote for DeVos and Republicans don't want to chance any delay in Alabama Gov. "And I've gotten a lot on a lot of nominees". A longtime charter school activist, she originally received warm support from many anti-Trump figures in the Republican establishment such as Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney.

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Willcox Border Patrol agents stop human smuggling attempt

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of the nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. Their ages are 10, 7 and 6. The drugs tested positive for characteristics of cocaine. The three children were turned over to Imperial County Child Protective Services.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Calls for Change to the Electoral College, Hyperpartisan Gridlock

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she would support changing the Electoral College. "There are some things that I would like to change, one is the Electoral College", she said, "but that would require a constitutional amendment and amending our Constitution is powerfully hard to do".

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Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) Given a €17.50 Price Target by Nord/LB Analysts

Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB): On Friday heightened volatility was witnessed in Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE:DB) which led to swings in the share price. Since 2009, Deutsche Bank has been consistently paying annual dividends of 0.75 euros per share.

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One-way traffic resumes on Sgr-Jammu highway

Only one-way traffic has been resumed on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu National Highway after remaining suspended for the past four days due to fresh snowfall and multiple landslides and shooting stones. The town witnessed a low of minus 15.9 degrees Celsius on February 12, 2014. Srinagar, the summer capital of the state, registered a low of minus 0.7 degree Celsius and recorded snowfall and 61.6 mm rainfall.

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Kanye West DELETES all tweets supporting Donald Trump

Kanye West has deleted his pro-Trump tweets, with reports suggesting that the rapper has "turned against" the President following his so-called "Muslim ban". Kanye's support to Trump came as a surprise to many as his wife, Kim, strongly supported Hillary Clinton . Back in November 2016, West drew fire from the public for openly supporting Trump .

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Further legal action leaves travellers to USA still in state of confusion

The number of people affected by Donald Trump's travel ban on people from specific majority-Muslim countries is in the tens of thousands - with as many as 100,000 visas being revoked , though the State Department officially says the number is closer to 60,000, the Washington Post reported .

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Justice for Theo: Protests erupt after police rape

The 22-year-old man, identified only as Theo , was allegedly stopped by the officers in the immigrant-rich suburb of Aulnay-sous-Bois, north of Paris, when he was sodomized with the baton, according to his lawyer, Eric Dupond-Moretti. "Although thousands of police are doing their work properly... too many arrests end in nightmares for some young people". Police say they are frequently targeted by delinquents as they play a game of cat-and-mouse with gangs and drug dealers in tough ...

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France's Fillon still struggling to win over most voters

The poll was conducted online after Fillon on February 6 vowed to fight on for the presidency in a speech in which he apologised to the French for his poor judgment in the past. Addressing the claims by the Canard Enchaine newspaper that Penelope did not actually perform the duties for which she was paid, Fillon said: "No one has the right to judge what a parliamentary assistant's job consists of, except the MP himself".

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NZ gets a Trump call on Waitangi Day

By contrast, English told Radio New Zealand that his 15-minute call with Trump on Monday was a "sensible, polite discussion" that affirmed the good relationship between the countries. On US relations with China, it was New Zealand's hope that differences over trade and the South China Sea would continue to be dealt with through the usual diplomatic channels.

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Oil prices fall as reviving shale balances OPEC cuts

Energy Information Administration and its publication is likely to play a role in influencing the direction of crude oil prices for Tuesday. Statoil ASA said it would make another $1 billion of cost cuts this year after posting a surprise loss, while BP Plc said it still needs to borrow money to cover spending and dividends at current oil prices.


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