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Twitch Launches Desktop App For Live Streaming

With Curse becoming an official part of Twitch, the new version of the app will integrate with Twitch's growing number of social features. Branded as: "All your favorite communities, friends, and games, all in one place", the desktop app will do exactly that.

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Defiant US Attorney Preet Bharara fired after refusing Sessions' demand he quit

Bharara also said in a statement that serving as a USA attorney in NY would "forever be the greatest honor" of his professional life. About half of the country's 93 US attorneys have already left the department. Bharara said in a tweet on Saturday "I did not resign". The call for resignations applies to all Senate-confirmed U.S. Attorneys, including Preet Bharara , the U.S.

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Bus in Haiti flees accident, kills 34

A further 15 people were injured in the Haitian city of Gonaives early today. Marie-Alta Jean Baptiste, head of Haiti's civil protection office, told AFP news agency on Sunday that first the bus ran over two pedestrians, killing one and injuring the other.

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IS fighters 'trapped' in Mosul after last road cut

Smaller groups of countries have regularly met since the December 2014 meeting. Iraqi forces launched the operation to retake west Mosul - the most densely populated urban area still under IS control - on 19 February, pushing up from the south.

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Parrikar has hijacked popular mandate in Goa: Digvijaya Singh

We met the Governor, expecting an invitation. "MGP, GFP said during our discussions that if Manohar Parrikar becomes Goa CM candidate, then we will support (the BJP)", Gadkari told the media this evening. After caretaker chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar's humiliating defeat in Mandrem, even BJP MLAs of the Goa unit hankered for Parrikar's leadership.

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US Man Tries To Burn Indian-Americans' Store In Florida

Lucie , Florida and proceeded to set it on fire. " Upon seeing our deputies, the man put his hands behind his back and said 'take me away '". In addition to these hate crimes, another white man across the country has been charged with assault and intimidation after he attacked an employee at a Middle Eastern restaurant in Salem, Oregon, with a pipe Tuesday afternoon, police said.

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USA sends hundreds of Marines to Raqqa ahead of planned attack

But despite the buildup of anti-ISIS forces and extensive planning, the actual offensive to retake Raqqa may still not be coming soon. The deployment effectively put USA forces in the role of peacekeeper, after YPG offensives last month near Manbij blocked Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army advances.

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Enda Kenny: Britain-EU relationship will become clearer once Article 50 triggered

He said: "We can't have is the House of Parliament reversing the decision for the British people". "I think that actually, as it happens, we would be perfectly OK if we weren't able to get an agreement, but I'm sure that we will", he said on "Peston on Sunday" on ITV television.

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Oversight committee concerned about Trump deleting tweets

USA companies added a solid 235,000 workers to their payrolls in February, the Department of Labor reported Friday morning , while the unemployment and labor force participation rates remained little changed. But now the House Oversight Committee is telling President Trump that deleting those tweets may violate federal law if they aren't archived. Trump's immigration policies could lead to collective expulsions of migrants in a breach of global law, the United Nations human rights chief says.

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Jordan releases soldier responsible for killing Israeli schoolgirls

Daqamseh's motives were never entirely clear, but he told the national security court at the time that he fired his weapon at the schoolgirls after they mocked him while he was praying. A few days after the incident, the late King Hussein personally apologised for the incident, travelling to Israel to visit and pay his respects to the families of the slain girls.

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Dutch government bars Cavusoglu plane from landing in the Netherlands

Dutch police moved in early Sunday to break up protests, which erupted in Rotterdam over the incident, using water cannon, dogs and mounted horseback charges. Ankara wants to drum up support among millions of Turks who live and work in Europe to give Erdogan more powers, which could see him remain in office until 2029.

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ISIS fighters 'trapped' in Mosul after last road cut

The Iraqi army and its allies have blocked almost all access by the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, to lucrative oil fields, cutting off one of the jihadists' primary sources of funding, the USA military magazine Stars and Stripes reports.

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Trump's New Travel Ban Can't Bar Syrian Refugee's Family, Court Rules

The revised policy removes Iraq and denies United States entry to all refugees for 120 days and halts for 90 days the granting of visas to nationals from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan. A US district judge will not rule on the revised executive order from President Donald Trump. Thinking the threat of a travel ban had passed, the wife and daughter started preparations to travel to Jordan for visa interviews at the U.S.

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15 killed, dozens missing in Ethiopia garbage dump landslide

The landslide late on March 11 saw dozens of homes of people living in the dump levelled after a part of the largest pile of rubbish at the Koshe landfill collapsed. City officials stopped using the landfill several years ago, but were recently forced to resume dumping at the site after farmers living in a politically restive region blocked entry to a newly built landfill.

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Trump administration talks up job creation on 50th day in White House

American women plan to use International Women's Day to stay off the job and demonstrate across the country in an effort to seize on the momentum built from massive marches held a day after Trump's inauguration. On Feb. 27, for instance, Trump helped keep the Russian Federation story in play by mouthing the word "no" to a question about whether a special prosecutor was needed to investigate ties between his campaign and that country, and then volunteering: "I haven't called Russian Federation ...

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South Korean opposition vows justice as Park prepares exit

The ruling from the eight judge panel sparked violent clashes outside the courtroom in Seoul between Park's supporters and the protesters seeking her removal. South Koreans will expect to see progress on these, and due punishment. The court's decision has initiated a snap election which has to take place within 60 days, with May 9 cited as the likely date.

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Coalition official: Islamic State-held Mosul completely surrounded

An Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitary group made the discovery after driving the militants from the Badush area where the prison is located, as part of a wider USA -backed campaign to dislodge Islamic State from the city of Mosul. In Mosul, CTS forces recaptured the Moalimin and Silo districts on Thursday, according to the commander of the campaign Lieutenant General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah.

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We spring forward this weekend

What time is it? Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, meaning you have to shift your clocks an hour ahead. Hawaii and Arizona are the only two states that don't observe the time change. Daylight saving time begins each year on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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European Union Leaders seek unity after Tusk row

Poland's PiS government accuses the liberal Tusk of having "brutally violated" the rule of "political neutrality" by becoming involved in domestic political disputes. Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said Poland would "do everything" to prevent a vote on the matter. According to another source from Brussels, cited by Reuters, Tusk has received the support of 27 of 28 member states.

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Alaska athletes prepare for Special Olympics World Winter Games

He also thanked Edo State Government for sponsoring an athlete and is also committed to developing an environment that allows more athletes from the state to train and participate in Special Olympic activities. They will share the experience with their diverse and global audiences. At a Special send-forth organised in honour of the team in Lagos yesterday, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Nigeria, Mr.

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Donald Trump's new travel ban too in court's firing line

The new order doesn't allow visas for people from Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Libya. The signing is expected to spark a new round of lawsuits and controversy. It won't put people now in the USA who are planning to travel overseas at risk of being unable to return home at the end of the trip. Such comments raise concerns that the order violates the Constitution's Establishment Clause, which forbids the government from favoring one religion over another, and the Equal Protection ...

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Halftime in President Trump's First 100 Days

In January, the US added 238,000 jobs; in September it tacked on 249,000. The rule, Spicer said , aims to stem market fluctuations. President Donald Trump has been warned by Congress he may be breaking the law by deleting his misspelt tweets.

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BJP, Congress hold talks to form Goa government

BJP is all set to form government in Goa despite winning only 13 seats in the just concluded polls after Goa Forward Party chose to extend its support to the saffron party. It won three seats and has said it will support the BJP if Mr Parrikar is selected by his party as head of the government. Congress should also understand that the people of Goa have given us last chance to perform or else perish.

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Possible mass grave of Daesh victims found near Mosul

CTS forces were battling IS inside the Mosul al-Jadida and Al-Aghawat areas on Sunday, Saadi said, adding that he expected the fighting there to be completed in the coming hours. Iraqi forces have captured more than half of territories in western Mosul from the Daesh terrorist group, according to a military spokesman. They linked up then with Kurdish fighters to encircle the jihadists.

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Assad Has Yet To See Real Moves From Trump On Islamic State

Even most Americans do not know that we lost 58,000 in Vietnam, and we have suffered the loss of nearly 7,000 in Iraq and Afghanistan. US Marines have arrived in northern Syria with artillery to support US-backed local forces fighting there, US officials said.

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Turkey kills dozens of Kurdish fighters in Syria

The deployment to Syria doubles the size of US forces assisting Syrian Kurds in their effort to capture Raqqa, the nominal capital of the Islamic State, while the deployment to Kuwait brings USA forces in the Middle East to around 10,000.

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China: N. Korea, US, S. Korea tensions headed for collision

State Department acting spokesman Mark Toner made clear Tuesday that the US administration is not seeking direct engagement with a provocative Pyongyang. "This is not a rational person, who has not had rational acts, who is not thinking clearly", Haley said of North Korea's leader. Tensions between the world's largest economies had already been inflamed by the new US administration as Trump, who previously accused China of being a currency manipulator, had suggested that if China were ...

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Trump's unprecedented moments as president: Unsubstantiated claims, Twitter feuds, more

Nunes has said that so far he has not seen any evidence to back up Mr. Trump's claim and has suggested the news media were taking the president's weekend tweets too literally. Turley said tension between Comey and the president is a politically risky situation for both men. On Wednesday, Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer declared the White House had no reason to believe the President was under a counterintelligence investigation , which could have led to a warrant for wiretaps.

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Israel Advances In World Baseball Classic

The Israel Association of Baseball VP Jordy Alter read the Megillat Esther in the Tokyo Dome dugout in a video posted on Facebook, Sunday morning. Catcher Ryan Lavarnway #36, left, and pitcher Josh Zeid #28 of Israel celebrating after defeating Cuba at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, March 12 , 2017.

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Day after poll drubbing, here's what Mulayam said about son Akhilesh

Earlier in the day, Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav claimed that the party would thoroughly analyse the defeat in Uttar Pradesh. We have struggled a lot and won several times. Dismissing the possibility of a hung assembly, Yadav added that the SP-Congress alliance will win 236-240 seats. "If they continue to back him, Akhilesh will stay in command", a senior SP leader said.

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Parrikar Could Be Goa CM Again After BJP Ally MGP Offers Support

Michael Lobo, BJP candidate from Calangute, told India Today that both GFP and MGP want Parrikar as the state's chief minister. "I appreciate Parrikar's deep commitment and love for the soil of Goa, but he should be sporting enough to accept the fact that the BJP has received drubbing under his leadership", he said.

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Escaped bear shot dead as 4000 guests rush to evacuate zoo

No human was hurt in the incident and normal operations resumed at the zoo a short time later, although parts of the site were closed to visitors. Officials said they opted not to use a tranquilizer gun on Tips because the sedative would have taken up to 20 minutes to take effect.

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Donald Trump US president invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House 'soon'

Mr Trump's spokesman, Sean Spicer , confirmed on Friday that the USA president had invited Mr Abbas to the White House "very soon". In January, Abbas wrote to Trump telling him not move the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, warning that such a development would have a "disastrous impact on the peace process, on the two-state solution and on the stability and security of the entire region".

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Medicaid expansion boosts access, reduces cost for poor

It would end the tax penalty for going uninsured and lift regulatory burdens on employers. Secrest says this new legislation also does nothing to lower the cost of medication, which has increased under the Affordable Care Act. "But there were many elements that we could have worked with", said Secrest, who is grateful Medicare Part D remains intact under the proposed legislation.

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Morning trends: BJP gives a tough fight to Congress in Goa

The Goa Forward Party (GFP), which is emerging as a key player in the formation of the next government in the coastal state, today said it is waiting for a formal proposal from the BJP or the Congress to decide their next move. Parsekar losing the contest could be a big setback for the BJP that was hoping to make a comeback in the coastal state. We have written a letter to (BJP president) Amit Shah to consider our request.


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