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Tony Blair, the former Labour prime minister who is among the more prominent campaigners trying to halt Brexit , was in Brussels on Thursday, aiming to persuade European Union policymakers to be ready to welcome Britain to remain if it changes its mind - and be ready to show a will to reform, especially to curb the easy migration across the European Union that anxious many Britons.
  • Russia Confirms Several Dozen Citizens Killed in US Strike

    Russia Confirms Several Dozen Citizens Killed in US Strike

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    The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation acknowledged that during "the recent military clash" in Syria, dozens of Russian citizens were killed and injured, but they were not military . We will remind, earlier it was reported no less than 300 Russians PPK "Wagner" who were killed or injured in combat with USA special forces in Syria.
  • Not Much Difference Between Low-Carb And Low-Fat Diets, Research Says

    Not Much Difference Between Low-Carb And Low-Fat Diets, Research Says

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    The trend of tailoring diets to suit people's genetic make-up is set to be short-lived, with the latest evidence suggesting genes have nothing to do with weight loss. By the end of the study, individuals in the two groups had lost, on average, 13 pounds. Some dropped upward of 60 pounds, while others gained close to 15 or 20.
  • Hard Brexiteers are playing with fire

    Hard Brexiteers are playing with fire

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    That the United Kingdom has "full regulatory autonomy" and isn't constrained by European Union rules after-Brexit - which would be a possible outcome if the government successfully pushes for a close relationship with the organisation. 'The UK should negotiate as an equal partner . The letter was signed by Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack, Stirling MP Stephen Kerr and Gordon MP Colin Clark - but not by Aberdeen South MP Ross Thomson, who was a spokesman for the Vote Leave campaign in ...
  • Red Cross demands access to Eastern Ghouta's injured

    Red Cross demands access to Eastern Ghouta's injured

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    Retaliatory shells rained down on Damascus , killing at least eight people and causing panic among residents of the Syrian capital, seat of President Bashar Assad's power. As many as five people were reportedly killed and over 200 were left injured in the Damascus suburb held by the rebels on Wednesday (February 21) alone, in aerial strikes by pro-Assad forces.
  • Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid

    Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid

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    Hold an global peace conference this year to salvage the idea of a Palestinian state. Abbas outlined the Palestinian vision for peace and told the council: "We are ready to begin negotiations immediately in order to achieve the freedom and independence of our people".
  • Slippery mess to linger into Tuesday morning

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    The next low pressure system of interest will push up toward northern Illinois Thursday night and could bring light snow to our area Thursday evening into early Friday . Temperatures are expected to reach the mid to high 70s through Wednesday . North northeast wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. This will lead to freezing rain and drizzle across the southern and central sections, including the Des Moines Metro.
  • Freezing rain expected to make Monday morning hard

    Freezing rain expected to make Monday morning hard

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    Tonight , the low will be 18, according to the weather service. Above-freezing road temperatures will eventually decrease below freezing this morning, while precipitation chances will increase. Wednesday will be quiet and sunny as temperatures try to warm to near freezing. A cold front will arrive tonight , bringing winds around to the north and ushering in a blast of cold air.
  • Winter Storm Watch issued for NYC this weekend

    Winter Storm Watch issued for NYC this weekend

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    A snow alert has been issued for New York City starting at 6 p.m. Saturday . A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. The snow threat will wrap up by Sunday morning. Monday will be mostly cloudy and windy, with showers developing later in the day. Temperatures on Sunday will moderate, rising into the mid-40s to the newfallen snow .
  • Ramaphosa elected as South Africa's new president

    Ramaphosa elected as South Africa's new president

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    Ramaphosa was Mandela's chosen successor, but when he lost the race for deputy president to Mbeki, those plans were scrapped. Eight people, including a member of the Gupta family, have already been arrested as part of an investigation into alleged corruption involving the Guptas, who deny any wrongdoing.
  • Mitt Romney makes Senate run official

    Mitt Romney makes Senate run official

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    Trump, in a trip to Utah late past year, implored Hatch, who is 83, not to retire. More on Hatch's departure: Utah Sen. Romney's national name recognition and political clout-thanks to his 2012 presidential bid and tenure as MA governor-mean he would likely have outsize influence for a first-time senator.
  • United Nations finds decline in Afghan civilian fatalities

    United Nations finds decline in Afghan civilian fatalities

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    More civilians were killed or injured by air strikes than in 2016, the United Nations report said. The 2017 annual report , titled " Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict ", gives a chilling assessment on the number of civilians killed by the ongoing conflict between the NATO-backed Afghan security forces and anti-government factions, such as Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and the Taliban , emphasizing they were the primary causes of non-combatant deaths.
  • North Korean figure skaters revel in starring role

    North Korean figure skaters revel in starring role

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    Kim Jong-un, whose nuclear bomb and missile tests have stoked global tension, praised the South for hosting his state at the games in Pyeongchang. "Doesn't matter if they're South or North Koreans , a sense of humor and a bit of political satire is always needed".
  • Court orders restoration of DACA program

    Court orders restoration of DACA program

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    His ruling mirrors one issued in San Francisco in January . Trump past year announced his plan to end DACA, the policy that allowed undocumented immigrants brought to the USA as children to stay in the country, effective March 5. The government has even asked for the Supreme Court to take the case, skipping over the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. If you are willing to accept the idea that the President can summon such a program into existence with the stroke of a pen rather than through ...
  • Leftists FREAK OUT about bold Trump admin. proposal to revamp food stamps

    Leftists FREAK OUT about bold Trump admin. proposal to revamp food stamps

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    According to Fox Business, the plan would provide almost 80 percent of active food stamp recipients [VIDEO ] with boxes of food grown by American farmers instead of standard #SNAP aid. David Scott, D-Atlanta, a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee who served with Perdue in the Georgia Senate in the 1990s. Mitch Gruber, Chief Programs Manager at Foodlink says logistics alone, the plan would be hard to accomplish.
  • Oxfam revelations lead to more accountability for charities

    Oxfam revelations lead to more accountability for charities

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    According to the Sunday Times , Oxfam reported 87 incidents previous year, Save the Children reported 31 incidents and Christian Aid two. Ms Mordaunt announced she would meet the charity on Monday to discuss the case, and said: "If the moral leadership at the top of the organisation is not there then we can not have you as a partner".
  • Moon to meet high-level N.Korean delegation

    Moon to meet high-level N.Korean delegation

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    The UN Security Council, which has slapped a series of sanctions on North Korea for its weapons programmes, imposed a travel ban and asset freeze on Choe previous year when he was vice director of the Workers' Party of Korea Propaganda and Agitation Department.
  • 3 officers shot, 1 suspect dead in Georgia

    3 officers shot, 1 suspect dead in Georgia

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    Locust Grove Elementary School, which was nearby, was put on lockdown during the response to the incident. The officers' conditions were not immediately known. Corley and Ralph Sidwell "Sid" Callaway were wounded in the gunfire. "We just can't believe this happened", he said. When he wouldn't cooperate, they called the Locust Grove officer for backup, McBrayer said.
  • White House on abuse claims: We could have done better

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    Realization about the seriousness of the abuse allegations grew within the White House after The Intercept published an interview with a second ex-wife and a photo of what she said was a black eye inflicted by Porter. Shah said the White House had not handled its response to the situation as well as it should have, adding: "A lot of us could have done better". "He [Porter] definitely let me know that I was going to be contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation once he was tapped for ...
  • Trump decried for comment on NFL player's death

    Trump decried for comment on NFL player's death

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    John Perrine said in a statement . Orrego-Savala, 37, remained jailed Tuesday but had not been formally charged in Sunday's crash along Interstate 70 in Indianapolis . Just learned about the passing of one of my favorite teammates. Trump tweeted. Indiana Republican Rep. Todd Rokita also called for increased vigilance in protecting USA borders and enforcing immigration laws in light of tragic news.
  • Tillerson: US disappointed at Poland signing Holocaust bill

    Tillerson: US disappointed at Poland signing Holocaust bill

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    Such historical inaccuracies affect Poland , our strong ally, and must be combatted in ways that protect fundamental freedoms. But many Poles all over their country informed, handed over or participated themselves in the murder of some 200,000 Jews during the Holocaust and even afterward", the statement also said , adding: "Only a few thousand "Righteous Among the Nations" risked their lives to save them.
  • NI to be 'one of hardest hit regions' after Brexit

    NI to be 'one of hardest hit regions' after Brexit

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    In the West Midlands there could be a 13% decline in GDP, while Northern Ireland could suffer a 12% fall. By contrast, London would only be affected by 3.5% under the worst-case scenario. They are still keeping no deal on the table despite how crippling it would be to the regional economy. The report, which was leaked amid pressure from Labour and pro-EU Tories, are likely to be seized upon by backers of a "soft" Brexit to protect the economy.
  • Rahul isn't only party chief but also my boss:Sonia Gandhi

    Rahul isn't only party chief but also my boss:Sonia Gandhi

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    He said, the government always looked for suggestions, feedback and input on various schemes as everyone is working for the interest of the nation and the poor. Before completion of his speech, Prime minister appealed to all to build a new India. "We just want to know did you yourself change the deal? Let there be no doubt about that".
  • Gen Bajwa attends funeral prayers of martyred army personnel in Peshawar

    Gen Bajwa attends funeral prayers of martyred army personnel in Peshawar

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    According to ISPR, the attack occurred in Kabal town of Swat district, almost 10 kilometres from Mingora city, where a suicide bomber blew himself up near military unit sports area. The operation involved evacuating 2 million people from the valley. Turkeyyesterday condemned Saturday's terrorist attack in Pakistan which killed several soldiers.
  • U.S. will Reduce Troop Levels in Iraq, Baghdad Says

    U.S. will Reduce Troop Levels in Iraq, Baghdad Says

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    Since Iraqi forces and the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militias took control of Kirkuk, the oil-rich city has experienced unprecedented security incidents including kidnappings, assassinations, and bombings. Al-Hadithi spoke just hours after AP reported the American drawdown - the first since the war against IS was launched more than three years ago. According to a coalition press release, the enduring US military presence in Iraq will be conditions-based and "proportional to the need and ...
  • Priestess tomb from 4400 years ago uncovered in Egypt

    Priestess tomb from 4400 years ago uncovered in Egypt

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    Other scenes also depict a monkey - in pharaonic times, monkeys were commonly kept as domestic animals - picking fruit. "We have removed between 250-300 cubic metres of layers of earth to find the tomb". The tomb was unveiled to the media yesterday and officials hope it will give a boost to Egypt's faltering tourism industry. The finding marks the first discovery to be announced in 2018, Ahram Online , an Egyptian news organization, reports.
  • Dead, more than 100 injured in SC train wreck

    Dead, more than 100 injured in SC train wreck

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    CSX maintains all of the tracks and signal systems. Beall, a longtime engineer who retired last summer, said railroads have invested significantly in improving crossings and signals. He said Amtrak and transportation and rail officials have to invest more in technology to make the crossings safer and educate people about them. Two of those patients are expected to be admitted to the hospital.
  • Students kick off Black History Month with flag raising ceremony

    Students kick off Black History Month with flag raising ceremony

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    Woodson. The UM Gospel Choir performs furing the university's Black History Month opening ceremony February 1 in Fulton Chapel. To that end, the celebration got off to an early, historic start with the staging of playwright Jason Rip's play, Flowers and Thorns, at Wolf Performance Hall Jan.
  • Darren Osborne jailed for life for Finsbury Mosque terror attack

    Darren Osborne jailed for life for Finsbury Mosque terror attack

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    Makram Ali died after his legs were crushed under the van in the Finsbury Park area of north London in the attack on June 19. Osborne had reportedly become radicalised within a matter of weeks by accessing extreme far-right material online and became "obsessed" with Muslims after watching BBC drama Three Girls about the grooming and sexual abuse of young girls in Rochdale.
  • Michelle Obama talks post-White House life on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'

    Michelle Obama talks post-White House life on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show'

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    Obama, dressed in an off-the-shoulder white blouse and black slacks, joked she's been doing "nothing much" since exiting public life and that she got "all gussied up" for her appearance with DeGeneres. "Never before do you get this gift, so I'm sort of like, 'Okay, where...?" And everyone cleared out and no one would come and take the box . We're taking off ALL the filters on Girls With Goals this week! .
  • OSDH: Total Flu-Related Deaths In Oklahoma At 92

    OSDH: Total Flu-Related Deaths In Oklahoma At 92

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    To find a flu shot near you go to this website . Oklahoma is one of several states reporting widespread influenza activity, with children being especially hit hard. Jeff Duchin wrote in a blog post . "What we know is that every flu season needs to be taken seriously, and we all need to do our part to prevent the flu in our community".
  • Russia's Lavrov heckled as Syria peace talks in Sochi crumble

    Russia's Lavrov heckled as Syria peace talks in Sochi crumble

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    The Syrian National Dialogue Congress was held in Russia's Sochi yesterday. The talks were moderated by Russian Federation and Iran , on the side of Damascus, and Turkey , which aligns itself with several armed opposition groups. The communiqué finalized at the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi includes 12 principles to settle the Syrian crisis that were worked out within the UN-backed Geneva process, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said on Tuesday.
  • Shopian killing: Army not to set up any inquiry against Major Aditya

    Shopian killing: Army not to set up any inquiry against Major Aditya

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    Following the incident, an FIR was registered against two army officers by the Jammu and Kashmir Police. The strong reactions from Swamy came in view of an announcement by J&K Chief Minister that the case against those (Army personnel) involved in firing on protesters in Shopian that left two civilians dead will be taken to a "logical conclusion".