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He continued: "Nevertheless, we are determined to understand if Masood was a lone actor inspired by terrorist propaganda or if others have encouraged, supported or directed him". He was known to police and MI5 and had convictions for assaults, including GBH, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences. "It is still our belief, which continues to be borne out by our investigation, that this attacker acted alone and was inspired by worldwide terrorism", the police said.
  • Canada Sees Increase in Migrants Entering Illegally From US

    Canada Sees Increase in Migrants Entering Illegally From US

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    In February of this year, for example, Quebec alone saw 646 refugees walk across their border from the USA - a rise of 600% from February of 2016. Since Trump's election, refugees, primarily from Africa and the Middle East, have been jumping the border into Canada from the U.S.in increasing numbers.
  • Don't give sermons to our judiciary: India to Pak over Aseemanand remarks

    Don't give sermons to our judiciary: India to Pak over Aseemanand remarks

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    Speaking to ANI here, United Kashmir People's National Party Foreign Affairs Secretary Jamil Maqsood said, that Pakistan's plan is unrealistic on every level as it needs local consensus in the matter, which they can never obtain. "The indigenous people of PoGB and BNF particularly have no place to file an appeal/writ against these Pakistani allegations and slanders and atrocities because there is no legal/constitutional judicial system in this UN-declared disputed part of J&K", he added.
  • Trump attacks reporter for 2005 tax return leak

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    Rachel Maddow says that if people felt let down by her story about President Donald Trump's 2005 tax document it's more because of the weight of expectation than anything she did. Still unanswered are countless burning questions. "I take it seriously, we're going to get this thing figured out piece by piece by piece". The vice chairman of that bank until recently was our new secretary of commerce, long time Trump friend Wilbur Ross'.
  • IAF Jets Evade Missiles While Conducting Airstrike in Syria

    IAF Jets Evade Missiles While Conducting Airstrike in Syria

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    This account was promptly disputed by the Israelis, who claimed that none of their planes were damaged. According to the nrg news site, the strikes were against targets affiliated with Hezbollah , possibly on a weapons shipment to the Shiite terrorist group, which is based in Lebanon but is fighting in Syria alongside Assad's forces against rebels and Sunni militants.
  • Champions League quarterfinalists set as Monaco, Atletico move forward

    Champions League quarterfinalists set as Monaco, Atletico move forward

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    City may hold a 5-3 aggregate lead over the Ligue 1 leaders in the last-16 tie but, given the end-to-end nature of a pulsating first leg, progress to the last eight is not straightforward. I am going for a draw, which I think Liverpool would take now. "We gave them too much respect and against these kind of players, we put ourselves in danger".
  • Uttar Pradesh: Now, it's kissa kursi ka

    Uttar Pradesh: Now, it's kissa kursi ka

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    The BJP leadership's decision has left the nation shocked and several BJP supporters are fumbling for right words, to say the least. The victory not only ensured that BJP would be back in power after a wait of 15 years, but also that they are now the single largest party in UP legislative.
  • Donald Trump wiretapping joke overshadows meet with Merkel

    Donald Trump wiretapping joke overshadows meet with Merkel

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    National Security Agency. Trump was also asked point-blank by one reporter why he keeps making statements he knows are not true. He repeated those claims with Ms. But Trump himself offered no public apologies and suggested there was nothing wrong with the White House repeating what it had heard. The Republican also argued he did not believe in isolationism as he said: "I don't believe in an isolationist policy, but the USA has been treated very, very unfairly and that has got to stop".
  • Flynn Was Paid More Than $50000 by Russian Companies

    Flynn Was Paid More Than $50000 by Russian Companies

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    Cummings, the senior Democrat on the House Government Oversight Committee, noted in a letter addressed to Trump, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey, that Flynn also received $11,250 from a Russian charter airline and $11,250 from the U.S.
  • Israel falls to first defeat in World Baseball Classic

    Israel falls to first defeat in World Baseball Classic

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    The Netherlands put up 10 unanswered runs by the fourth inning. "The game also featured the tallest matchup in professional baseball history, when Israel's 6′ 8" first baseman Nate Freiman faced 7′ 1" reliever Loek Van Mill of the Netherlands in the eighth inning.
  • Turkish vote row with Netherlands heats up

    Turkish vote row with Netherlands heats up

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    Erdogan told a rally in Istanbul that the Dutch "do not know politics or global diplomacy". Ankara was furious, with Erdogan calling the Dutch "Nazi remnants" and describing them as fascists. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Saturday said Turkey's call for a massive rally had upset discussions under which his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu would have been allowed to enter the European country.
  • Rahul Gandhi faces tough questions after Congress's UP elections debacle

    Rahul Gandhi faces tough questions after Congress's UP elections debacle

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    Tiwari, who was the party's star campaigner in UP and Uttarakhand polls, said that the voters have also replied to the "hate campaign" ran by the Opposition parties against Narendra Modi in the elections. Though after todays's defeat many congress leaders spoke on the loss. Interestingly, Congress has come in power in Punjab after a 10-year hiatus.
  • Akhilesh Yadav will not lead opposition anymore

    Akhilesh Yadav will not lead opposition anymore

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    Though the alliance failed miserably, Akhilesh said that forming alliance was a good decision. "Samajwadis had been sent to jail and faced atrocities during Congress rule..." Shivpal Singh, who won from the Jaswant Nagar constituency, took a swipe at Akhilesh, saying people had delivered a referendum on arrogant leaders, and not the party.
  • Koeman confirms Everton star available for West Brom clash, two men out

    Koeman confirms Everton star available for West Brom clash, two men out

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    It is significant too that Tom Davies has emerged and Ross Barkley is flourishing. It did take them a little longer than they would have liked to open the scoring, but a brilliant six-minute spell at the end of the first half had Everton well on course to wrapping up a comfortable win, finally making the most of their superiority over a West Brom team which showed little attacking intent.
  • Poland says Tusk's reappointment shows cracks in the EU

    Poland says Tusk's reappointment shows cracks in the EU

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    Charles Michel, Belgium's premier, said: "We can not have a boxing match". "There are very clear rules of engagement and rules of procedure that we will follow", Muscat said. Bearing flowers, the PiS leader met Mrs Szydlo's plane for Brussels and praised her for a fearless fight "that will remain in our memory and history".
  • Erdogan spox says no decisions on Syria's Raqqa operation yet

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    The spokesman said the new US presence is meant in part to "reassure that ISIS has been driven from Manbij", adding, "Manbij is liberated and there's not a need for further fighting there". In a thinly veiled criticism of Washington, the Turkish premier on Tuesday lashed out at "some allies' unfortunate " choice of Syrian Kurdish militia forces as partners in the fight against IS.
  • Trump nominates former Jones Day partner Noel Francisco for solicitor general

    Trump nominates former Jones Day partner Noel Francisco for solicitor general

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    Francisco has been serving as the administration's acting solicitor general . Before this, Francisco was a partner in the Washington, DC office of law firm Jones Day, where he was the chair of the firm's government regulation practice. Francisco is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, as is Jeffrey Wall, who's in line to be principal deputy solicitor general. Crafting responses to challenges to federal policies and advising the president and the attorney general, the SG has ...
  • DTE customers without electricity

    DTE customers without electricity

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    In La Grange County, the La Grange County Sheriff's Department tweeted a photo of a tree in power lines at Detroit Street near Poplar. DTE Energy is reporting 670,000 customers without power as of 7 a.m. "We will update when they are available again". "We're having the most severe high wind event I can remember in my 50 years in MI today, with sustained winds of 40-plus miles per hour at multiple locations, and some gusts over 60 miles per hour", said Jeff Masters, director of ...
  • Poachers break into Paris zoo and kill a rhino for its horn

    Poachers break into Paris zoo and kill a rhino for its horn

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    The other horn was only partially cut, leading investigators to believe the criminals may have been interrupted. Thoiry Zoo, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) west of Paris, features a safari park that visitors can only access in a vehicle. "This odious act was perpetrated despite the presence five members of the zoo staff living on site and surveillance cameras". The African rhino's ivory horn commands high prices on the black market, with about 100 killed every month in the wild.
  • Brooklyn cemetery damage not vandalism, police say

    Brooklyn cemetery damage not vandalism, police say

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    Speaking at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, Cuomo says the recent incidents 'violated every tenant of the NY state tradition.' He said the state has posted rewards and put together a special police unit to combat the phenomenon. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday in a visit to Israel that his state will not tolerate acts of anti-Semitism. Authorities said Friday that Juan Thompson, a former journalist fired for fabricating details in stories, made at least eight threats against ...
  • Oil Hovers Near 3-Week Low Amid High Stock Levels

    Oil Hovers Near 3-Week Low Amid High Stock Levels

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    U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures gained 10 cents, or 0.2 percent, to $52.71 a barrel by 0039 GMT after dropping to its lowest since February 9 in the last session. Speaking to CNBC Africa, Kachikwu praised the cartel for its efforts to rebalance the market, however, saying he was confident that "prices will hold".
  • Series of U.S. airstrikes in central Yemen

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    The U.S. aircraft targeted "militants, equipment, infrastructure, heavy weapons systems and fighting positions" of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, said Navy Capt. The United States has been waging an air campaign against al-Qaida in Yemen for well over a decade, and has killed a number of senior militants in drone strikes, most recently in 2015, when the group's top leader was killed in the southern city of Mukalla.
  • Trinamool Congress eyes 2012 repeat performance in Manipur

    Trinamool Congress eyes 2012 repeat performance in Manipur

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    In reaction to that, Meitis chose to sabotage the Christmas festival, however, in this tit-for-tat barb, both groups were sympathetic to the CM Ibobi Singh as Singh remained calm and determined to keep the territorial integrity in place. Ibobi Singh pointed out that in 2001, when the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government at the Centre extended the ceasefire with the NSCN-IM without territorial limits, the state had been in flames, with 18 persons losing their lives.
  • Both sides committed war crimes in Syrian conflict

    Both sides committed war crimes in Syrian conflict

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    The battle, "a stage of unrelenting violence", saw Syrian government forces, backed by Russian Federation, conducting daily airstrikes and using chlorine bombs in residential areas while rebel groups in some cases deliberately attacked civilians and used them as human shields.
  • It's Pancake Day - so here's a JS Bach pancake, obviously

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    This year Pancake Day falls on Tuesday February 28. The results are in with hundreds of readers across Devon voting for their favourite pancake toppings this Shrove Tuesday. The average person will eat 2½ pancakes on Tuesday with most people marking the day in some way, according to a survey. Many people "give something up" during Lent as a way to prepare for Easter.
  • Mary Taylor Church announces Ash Wednesday service

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    Grace Episcopal Church will celebrate Ash Wednesday at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday. It is thought the idea was made viable by the driveway design of the church. Donald Senior, president emeritus of the Catholic Theological Union based in Chicago. He said although Lent was a penitential season, it was also a joyful season.
  • Someone Wants Barack Obama To Run For President ... In France?

    Someone Wants Barack Obama To Run For President ... In France?

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    A petition backed by a website and poster campaign launched last Monday, titled "Obama17", is calling for Barack Obama to run for president in France's upcoming election. But he says people have been getting in touch with serious suggestions - for example, how to get around the problem that Obama isn't French. "I think the whole world would love to have him as president", he says.
  • Iraqi Forces Control Key Mosul Bridge

    Iraqi Forces Control Key Mosul Bridge

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    At dawn yesterday, the Federal Police Commandos Division moved into the Tayaran area amid fierce clashes, Major General Haider al-Maturi said. However, the western part of Mosul, with its narrow streets and a population of between 750,000 and 800,000, appears to be a bigger challenge to the Iraqi forces.
  • MTN targeted as xenophobia surges in Nigeria and S Africa

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    In 2015, at least five people were killed in attacks on African and global migrants in Pretoria and Johannesburg , while properties and businesses owned by foreigners were looted and torched. Anti-immigrant violence flares frequently in South Africa against a background of about 27 percent unemployment , with foreigners being accused of criminal activities and taking jobs from locals.
  • Joseph Wapner, Known for Presiding Over 'The People's Court,' Dies at 97

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    The opinionated and craggy Wapner was an instant success and producers rushed to copy-cat the format and create more reality-based TV court shows - like Judge Judy - geared to afternoon viewers. Wapner is a graduate of the University of Southern California and the USC Law School. He was reportedly hospitalized earlier last week for breathing problems, and his condition worsened.
  • Mosul airport captured by Iraqi forces

    Mosul airport captured by Iraqi forces

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    On Sunday, the Federal Police Commandos Division moved into the Tayaran neighborhood amid fierce clashes, Maj. The interior ministry's Rapid Response units, followed by federal police forces, entered the airport compound from the southwest after pushing north from the village of Al-Buseif.