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R Ashwin creates history, becomes fastest bowler to take 250 Test wickets

Ashwin achieved the milestone in his 37th Test match, bettering Waqar and Lillee, who both took 38 Tests. India's off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday became the fastest bowler to claim 250 Test wickets as Bangladesh were bowled out for 388 on day four of the one-off Test in Hyderabad.

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Appellate court gives Trump a needed constitutional lesson

In a news conference Friday, Trump said he has "no doubt" he will win the case . U.S. President-elect Donald Trump addresses supporters during his election night rally in NY. "If something happens blame him and court system", Trump tweeted . "So when President Trump called the judge who disagreed with his executive order on immigration a 'so-called judge, ' that is not a 'so-called judge, ' that is a judge".

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Investigation Launched into 'Theo' Rape Case as Paris Protests Turn Violent

An early investigation by France's national police force concluded that the incident, while "very serious", was "not a rape" due to the "unintentional character" of the officers' actions. He suffered severe anal injuries and head trauma from the incident, however investigators said, after questioning the victim and viewing CCTV recordings and hearing eyewitness accounts, it was concluded on Thursday that there was insufficient evidence to show it was rape.

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Set Back to Sasikala, Governor Denies Swearing In

While her tone and pitch remained unwavering as usual, her stance and words had changed. "Panneerselvam may be moving legally against his dismissal as treasurer, but it may not impact the operations of the AIADMK even if the banks in which the party has its accounts were to adopt wait and watch approach", he told said conditions of anonymity.

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New Zealand rescuers form human chain to help stranded whales

Lamason said about 100 surviving whales from the initial group were re-floated, and dozens of volunteers had formed a human chain in the water to prevent them from beaching themselves again. In 2011, 70 pilot whales were stranded in the same area. A department spokesman said there were so many whale carcasses in the shallows that it was hard for the volunteers to get living animals back into the water.

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Cambodia opposition leader Sam Rainsy resigns

Last month, Hun Sen threatened to introduce legislation that would prevent political parties from being led by anyone with a criminal conviction. "The rubber-stamp National Assembly under the control of the CPP is preparing a new "law" to expediently dissolve the CNRP by pointing at me as the pretext", Sam Rainsy said on Facebook.

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Anti-abortion activists, counter-protesters rally around US

Abortion rights activists responded by arranging counter-protests. Boilermaker Pro Life president Megan Smith helped organize the event and said Planned Parenthood is corrupt and needs to be defunded. From Maine to California to Hawaii, hundreds of protests against Planned Parenthood and counterprotests in support of the women's health organization are taking place across the country Saturday.

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Business How Andrew Yakubu's 3.04Bn Naira Loot Can Help Nigeria [INFOGRAPH]

Andrew Yakubu. The former oil executive, who served as head of the state-owned oil company for two years from 2012, was assisting in their investigation, the agency added. Yakubu had since been detained by the EFCC to enable him to speak up on how he came about the huge cash and what it was meant for and why. We are suspecting that there could be more of such slush funds hidden elsewhere.

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Five more MPs support Panneerselvam, total goes up to 10

The only Congress leader who is supporting Sasikala is Thiruvanakarasu. Meanwhile, state acting Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Sunday got a boost with three more MPs of AIADMK extending their support to him leaving party chief VK Sasikala's camp.

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Greece evacuates an estimated 75000 people to defuse WWII bomb

An estimated 75,000 people are set to evacuate the area, where a state of emergency has been declared. On January 23, some 60 people were evacuated in Hong Kong after a US-made bomb, dating back to the WWII, was discovered near a university, and on December 25 previous year, the discovery of a 1.8-ton British aerial bomb, also dating from the war, forced the evacuation of some 54,000 people in the German city of Augsburg, in Bavaria province.

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Donald Trump reaffirms 'one China policy' in call with China's Xi Jinping

Washington maintains the position that Taiwan's sovereignty is an unresolved issue . For the first three weeks of the Donald Trump presidency, the lack of a phone call between the new American leader and his Chinese counterpart appeared to confirm the worst - that the White House was preparing for rough relations with Beijing.

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Dominican paper runs pic of Alec Baldwin instead of Trump

El Nacional issued an apology on its website Saturday for the photo mistake. The paper was using a source from the Associated Press , and didn't notice that the picture was labeled with Baldwin's name, not Trump's. Regardless, the SNL writers likely have something special in store to lampoon the Trump administration. Baldwin's Trump sketches have become a staple of the show's "cold open" before the host's monologue.

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Kellyanne Conway Wants You To 'Go Buy Ivanka's Stuff'

She also said she wasn't going to comment on being counseled , but did praise Trump as a wonderful boss. Nordstrom has said its decision to remove Ivanka Trump's clothing line is related to sales and was not politically motivated. While Ivanka Trump has handed over management of her company while she is in Washington , like her father, she retains ownership of it. Conway's remarks prompted calls for ethics investigations, including a rebuke from a powerful Republican committee ...

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Terrorists Killed In Kashmir's Kulgam, 2 Soldiers Lost Lives. Encounter On

A fierce gunfight between the militants and government forces started in Frisal village of Kulgam district Sunday. The army, which got a tip-off from the police late at night, cordoned off a village in the region which is 60 kilometres away from Srinagar .

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Britain´s fleet of submarines `out of action´ report is `categorically not true´

Only one, HMS Astute , is at sea but she is having trials following maintenance and is weeks from missions. It is an unwritten rule that there should always be at least three Royal Navy submarines at sea at any one time - one in the North Atlantic, one protecting United Kingdom waters and searching for Russian submarines, and a third "east of Suez", normally in the Gulf.

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus requests meeting with ICE officials after raids

Immigration advocates, however, said they had documentation of ICE raids in the states of Florida, Kansas, Texas, and northern Virginia as well. "Our community has seen an increase of ICE activity where we have heard ICE agents are going to people's homes and detaining people", Cristina Jimenez, executive director of United We Dream, said, according to NBCNews.

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Melissa McCarthy Reprises Sean Spicer On 'SNL' & Accuses Nordstrom Of Terrorism

Comedienne Melissa McCarthy has come back to SNL to rehash her role as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, a performance so good, it prompted Spicer to respond . "I want one day without a CNN alert that scares the hell out of me", said Cecily Strong, as the show's host, Marilyn Milian. After announcing that 80% of Chicago has been murdered and are dead, which is the fault of the press, Spicer blew away the media's dishonesty with a leaf blower.

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Panama Papers: Owners of Mossack Fonseca Arrested

Ramon Fonseca Mora and Jurgen Mossack were arrested as the Panamain authorities accused them of being involved in the "Lava Jato" corruption case in Brazil after one year's investigations as reported by global media. The vast data leak from the Mossack Fonseca law firm detailed how the world's wealthy stashed assets in offshore companies. Odebrecht has acknowledged paying $800 million in bribes across Latin America.

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President Hassan Rouhani warns against using 'threatening language' on Iran

He made the statement in a recent interview with French newspaper Le Monde and France 24 days after the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Trump's hostile measures only weeks into his young presidency have helped uncover "the true face of America".

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7 soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush

The soldiers were said to have been conducting routine rotation of troops on Thursday night when the incident occurred. Nigeria's military past year drove Boko Haram out of towns and forest strongholds, but isolated attacks and suicide bombings continue.

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Delhi Cab Drivers' Strike Continues, Commuters Hassled

Coming few days might see the situation worsen as around half a dozen unions have threatened to remain on strike till their issues are addressed by cab aggregators, including Ola and Uber. With hundreds of drivers protesting against Ola and Uber for unfair pricing and "inhuman" working conditions, Delhiites faced a tough time booking a ride on Friday.

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Details of Trump-Putin call raise new White House leak concerns

Where's that entirely appropriate Twitter account? Ah. Negotiated by President Obama and ratified with bipartisan support by the Senate in 2010, the New START Treaty was the signature policy of Obama's attempted "reset" with Russian Federation in the first term of his presidency.

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Senate confirms Sessions as next attorney general

Sessions will take control of the Justice Department following the confirmation. The Senate silenced Elizabeth Warren when she tried to read a letter by Coretta Scott King. Martin Luther King's widow to question Trump's pick for U.S. Attorney General. "I ask leave of the Senate to continue my remarks", the senator from MA responded.

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Trump Criticized Obama-Era Nuclear Arms Deal During Call With Putin

Granted, that seems plausible given how oddball some of his diplomatic engagement has been lately, but if Reuters is wrong about how much Trump knows about New START, there's no reason to believe the other key details. "More like New STOP, Vladdie, baby". There may be a chance for cooperation fighting the Islamic State and finding a deal on managing the Ukraine conflict, he said.

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Kenya's Kiptum Retains Lagos City Marathon Title

This post was syndicated from Timeofgist.com. It also featured around 64 elite athletes from 26 countries, 30 special athletes and 102 runners from Nigeria. Ilya Pam Nwanta was awarded N1m as the first Nigerian male to finish the race, while Fadekemi Olude Florence from Ogun State received the same prize for leading the female category.

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Notification for final phase of UP polls issued

As voting for first phase of election is scheduled to take place on Saturday, district election department is implementing various new plans and spreading awareness regarding these among voters.Election Commission has introduced technological advancement in 2017 election.

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Yale to Rename College Honoring White Supremacist

Calhoun. She taught at Vassar College in NY for almost a decade before enlisting in the U.S. Navy, where Salovey says "she used her mathematical knowledge to fight fascism during World War II". "The decision to change a college's name is not one we take lightly, but John C. Calhoun's legacy as a white supremacist and a national leader who passionately promoted slavery as a "positive good" fundamentally conflicts with Yale's mission and values", Salovey said in his letter.

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Protesters Read Coretta Scott King's Letter Outside McConnell's Home

Protesters arrived at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's home in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday evening to read Coretta Scott King's 1986 takedown of Sen. "Mrs. King's characterization of then U.S. Attorney Senator Sessions was accurate in 1986 and it is accurate now". "And I think it has an important lesson today for all of America".

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Brexit could divide Europe, warns Juncker

Juncker was also a vocal opponent of the so-called Brexit referendum on leaving the European Union , which Britons passed past year, to the surprise of many across Europe. "Do the Hungarians or the Poles want exactly the same thing as the Germans or the French? I have serious doubts", he said. 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.

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Iran arrest eight hardline Sunni foreigners planning attacks in the Islamic Republic

When Trump started ridiculing the nuclear agreement during the presidential campaign, many in Iran thought he was merely trying to get votes. However egregious the double-standards-ridden USA foreign policy has been and however horrendous its war crimes record, the United States' contribution towards the progress of humanity by way of discoveries and inventions in the field of science, medicine and technology is so voluminous that the rest of the world is heavily indebted to it.

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US Senate confirms Republican Senator Jeff Sessions will be next attorney general

Jeff Merkley supported his colleague by finishing what she started and elaborated on the context of King's letter - and specifically quoted the section McConnell objected to. Now, Warren is forbidden from speaking again on Sessions' nomination. Since she was silenced , many have rallied around Warren using McConnell's wording, "She persisted".

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Donald Trump taunts Democrats: 'Pocahontas is now the face of your party'

During a meeting on 10 February, Trump had referred to Warren as Pocahontas several times, while discussing her opposition to Trump's Attorney General pick Jeff Sessions, who was confirmed this week, largely refusing to use her real name. His insult referred to Warren's previous statements saying she has Native American origins, which her opponents challenged during her run for Senate in 2012, when she became the first woman to hold the office in MA.

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President Trump Phones Iraqi PM About Travel Ban

Iraq won't take part in any regional or global conflicts, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi pledged on February 11. The comment came after Abadi had spoke in a phone call with U.S. The White House on February 10 said Trump and Abadi "spoke about the threat Iran presents across the entire region", in their first phone call since the inauguration of the US president.

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U.S. judges reject travel ban

An appellate court decided unanimously on Thursday to maintain a block on Trump's order barring refugees and nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States - a ruling Trump denounced as "disgraceful". The White House official separately said: "We are actively considering changes or other executive orders that will keep our country safe from terrorism".

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Iraqi police clash with Sadr supporters in Baghdad

Reuters reported the death of the police officer however details of the death are not yet clear. Riot police fired tear gas when they tried to move toward the Green Zone which also houses global organisations. The Iraqi government has called for a "full investigation" into the use of force against protesters, a statement from Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's office read.


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