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He said that, in the discussions, both sides agreed to further strengthen trade and investment ties, including in sectors like renewable energy, agriculture and agro-products, textiles and oil and gas. The Vietnamese President will visit Bodh Gaya in Bihar during the visit, which is one of the revered Buddhist sacred sites in the world. President Quang three-day visit begins from March 2 to March 4.
  • Israeli forces open fire on Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast, kill one

    Israeli forces open fire on Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast, kill one

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    A Palestinian man was shot to death by Israel Navy forces Sunday after the vessel he was on sailed past the authorized fishing zone off the northern Gaza Strip, the Israel Defense Forces said , Haaretz reports. Boats that exceed this limit are often treated as potential arms-smuggling vessels by the Israeli forces and may come under fire. Over the past two years, Israel has detained dozens of Gaza fishermen who have strayed beyond the border, a senior naval commander said.
  • Pro-Turkish Forces Seize Major Part of Kurdish Jindires Town in Afrin

    Pro-Turkish Forces Seize Major Part of Kurdish Jindires Town in Afrin

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    Turkey on January 20 announced the beginning of the operation Olive Branch against the Kurdish forces in Syria's northwestern Afrin district. The arrest comes as Turkey presses a military operation against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) - the military wing of the PYD - in the enclave of Afrin in northern Syria.
  • Figure Skater Mirai Nagasu Wants to Go 'Dancing With the Stars'

    Figure Skater Mirai Nagasu Wants to Go 'Dancing With the Stars'

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    This might be unpleasant to read, but many others in the field encountered the same obstacles she did. Since 1945, at least one US woman had finished in sixth place or better. 2014 Sochi bronze medalist Carolina Kostner from Italy finished sixth with 73.15 points. - It wouldn't be quite accurate to say that the skating world misses Tonya Harding.
  • Huge natural disaster strikes off Papua New Guinea

    Huge natural disaster strikes off Papua New Guinea

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    At least 13 aftershocks with a magnitude of 5.0 or more rattled the area throughout the day, according to USGS data, but no tsunami warnings were issued. The area lies along an quake zone known as the Papuan Fold Belt, which is the fault responsible for the mountain range that forms the spine of the nation, he said.
  • Neanderthals were much more than brutes - they were artists

    Neanderthals were much more than brutes - they were artists

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    But the recent discovery of cave art predating human settlement has challenged that story. We don't know why the Neanderthals painted these images or what they mean, but there's one thing they show clearly: Neanderthals and our ancestors weren't as different as we thought.
  • Rajya Sabha 58 Seats Elections Schedule Dates Out

    Rajya Sabha 58 Seats Elections Schedule Dates Out

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    Bypolls for Araria Lok Sabha seat and the Assembly seats of Jehanabad and Bhabhua are scheduled for March 11. In August 2017, the BJP overtook Congress and became the largest political party in the Rajya Sabha. In UP, where the maximum seats will fall vacant, the BJP expects to win at least nine. With this, while the Congress-led opposition's numbers will come down to around 115 from the present 123, the numbers of the BJP, its allies and sympathisers together would climb to around 109 ...
  • Militant attack in Srinagar kills policeman

    Militant attack in Srinagar kills policeman

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    In the second attack, militants fired at Constable Farooq Ahmad Yatoo, who was guarding Hurriyat leader Fazal Haq Qureshi at his residence in Bilal Colony in the Soura area here. He was moved to a hospital in an injured state but succumbed to his injuries. "Entire Chinar Corps, which includes not just the Army but all security forces, is well geared to fight against the terrorists and would continue working towards bringing peace and harmony in the region", Lt Gen Bhatt said.
  • Border residents moved to safer areas following Pak shelling in JK

    Border residents moved to safer areas following Pak shelling in JK

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    The diplomats interacted with victims of ceasefire violations to learn about their sufferings, the ISPR said, adding they were also apprised about the activities undertaken by Pakistan Army to provide relief to the PaK population. In a tweet Dr Vaid said " Firing/ shelling in Uri area leading to shifting of hundreds of people to safer areas. Describing the increasing violence Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary, a Senior Administration Official, from the border town of Rajouri , said: "The ...
  • FG warns Nigerians against 'unnecessary speculation' over Dapchi girls

    FG warns Nigerians against 'unnecessary speculation' over Dapchi girls

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    In a further sign of community anger, villagers confronted a convoy carrying Yobe state governor on Thursday when he said 76 girls reported to have been rescued were in fact still missing. State police, the Yobe government and others have all given different figures. But fears have been growing about the whereabouts of the students, and one schoolgirl who escaped said it was likely they were taken by Boko Haram fighters.
  • These islands in the Caribbean are the most corrupt

    These islands in the Caribbean are the most corrupt

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    The score ranges from 0 to 100, where 0 equals the highest level of perceived corruption , while 100 equals lowest level of perceived corruption. In 2017, more than two-thirds of countries score below 50, with an average score of 43. Those that significantly reduced corruption are Belarus (+13), Greece (+12), South Sudan (+12), Guyana (+10), Latvia (+9), Senegal (+9), North Korea (+9), United Kingdom (+8), Seychelles (+8), Czech Republic (+8), Italy (+8) and Laos (+8).
  • Statewide school shutdown planned for Thurs. and Friday

    Statewide school shutdown planned for Thurs. and Friday

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    To add insult to injury, the legislature also introduced bills to strip teachers of their seniority and replace public schools with for-profit charter schools. Even though the Public Employees Insurance Agency Finance Board approved a freeze on the cuts for one year, teachers were looking for longer-term relief.
  • IAEA Once again Affirms Iran Compliance with Nuclear Deal

    IAEA Once again Affirms Iran Compliance with Nuclear Deal

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    Araghchi said US President Donald Trump "has created an atmosphere of uncertainty which is like a poison for the business community in working with Iran". If the nuclear deal is linked to Iran's ballistic missile program or its regional activities, world powers "not only will lose the JCPOA, but will make other issues more complicated and more hard to resolve", he said.
  • 'Equipment malfunction' leaves BB&T customers unable to use ATMs, digital banking

    'Equipment malfunction' leaves BB&T customers unable to use ATMs, digital banking

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    BB&T is restoring some of the services it lost after what it calls an equipment malfunction. If clients incurred fees directly related to this outage, BB&T said it will waive or reimburse those fees. BB&T says a technical glitch is impacting some of its services Friday afternoon. As our systems continue to recover, please be aware account information may only reflect transactions made through Thursday night.
  • Almost two dozen Afghan soldiers killed in multiple attacks

    Almost two dozen Afghan soldiers killed in multiple attacks

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    The attacker detonated the bomb after soldiers and intelligence officers stopped him at a checkpoint, said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry. ISIL, which is trying to make inroads in Afghanistan, claimed responsibility in a message on their Amaq news agency. General John Nicholson, the top USA commander in Afghanistan, said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation would help authorities improve security in the capital as well as aiding Afghan forces in pressuring the insurgents ...
  • F1 2018: McLaren adopts new look with MCL33

    F1 2018: McLaren adopts new look with MCL33

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    There is also a splash of blue at the rear and on the front wing. With a new look and Renault power, McLaren hopes that its new F1 vehicle, the MCL33, will cure its poor run of form in the turbo hybrid era. Despite a strong F1 pedigree and a budget other teams can only dream about , McLaren collected just 30 points during the 2017 season. For the last three seasons, the team had trusted the Japanese Honda Corporation to supply an engine that would have them move up the ladder in ...
  • Francis calls off school due to alleged threat

    Francis calls off school due to alleged threat

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    Police say they believe the post is related to the concerns the department fielded Wednesday night, which started with a Facebook post. Police say it appears that this individual is intimately familiar with Whitmer High School. School safety has been in the spotlight since a former student at a school in Parkland, Florida opened fire inside the school and killed 17 people last week.
  • Small plane goes missing after takeoff from Grand Junction airport

    Small plane goes missing after takeoff from Grand Junction airport

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    Thursday saying they were leaving the regional airport in Colorado and says that's the last time he heard from the group. "I was positive they weren't in Albuquerque, because they'd have cell service there". (Michael Clegg, Manager of Colorado Flight Center) "A lot of pilots that would go toward Farmington, or the New Mexico direction would typically take off, after departing here would turn and go towards the monument; there's a v.o.r.
  • University staff strike as bitter pensions row rumbles on

    University staff strike as bitter pensions row rumbles on

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    The student-led protest, which began at 12pm outside Senate House, occupied the majority of the square outside Great St Mary's, forcing pedestrians to walk past them in single file. Amy Clark, spokesperson for Cambridge Defend Education said "UUK and university managements are attempting to divide students and staff, framing this strike as damaging to the "student experience".
  • Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge

    Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge

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    In January Mr Greitens acknowledged the affair, saying he had made "a personal mistake" and was "sorry for the pain it caused to everyone impacted". The indictment follows Greitens admission in January that he had an affair in 2015 with a hairdresser, according to news reports, and that he threatened to release a nude photo of the woman if she ever publicly admitted to the affair.
  • Britain Set for Record Cold Week

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    The unusual meteorological event causes temperatures to soar over the North Pole, leading to a disruption of the jet stream. Colder air originating from Siberia carries the threat of snow, with flurries forecast for coastal counties. She said: "There is increasing confidence that easterly winds will develop, dragging in very cold air from Siberia as early as next week". "Significant snow showers will sweep the United Kingdom from Monday bringing heavy frost and the risk of widespread ...
  • Billy Graham: The pastor who went in to the North

    Billy Graham: The pastor who went in to the North

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    The younger Graham has stirred controversy for the ministry with his criticism of Islam in recent years. Rev. Armfield said Trump has not proven through his words nor actions that he is of Christian faith, and that he instead "encouraged racism, sexism and intolerance, exactly what Jesus taught against".
  • Stakes rise in Turkish Afrin attack as pro-Assad militia arrive

    Stakes rise in Turkish Afrin attack as pro-Assad militia arrive

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    On Monday, Turkey warned the Syrian government against sending troops into Afrin to back the YPG militia. He was responding to a question about Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's recent suggestion that Ankara and Damascus could engage in direct talks to resolve issues in Afrin .