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Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre Closed Amid Dispute With Israelis

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As media gathered to hear the church leaders, pilgrims wandered around the church square, some kneeling in front of the massive wooden doors - the closest they would come to entering the church. He called on the worldwide community to intervene to "stop Israeli practices". The church leaders say that the settlers groups have long used intimidation, bribery and extreme anti-social behaviour in an attempt to force Christians and other non-Jews out of the Holy City. Read More »

Turkey seeks extradition of Syrian Kurdish leader from Prague

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Turkey has submitted documents to the Czech authorities formally requesting the extradition of the former leader of a Syrian Kurdish party, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said Monday. Nine people were detained in connection with the attack, which caused damage to the tax office but no casualties. Muslum was expected to appear before a court in Prague on Monday, which would decide if he will remain in detention; however, his court hearing was postponed. Read More »

N elects Nawaz as 'Quaid for life', Shahbaz as interim president

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While speaking to the media, Kaira said Shehbaz was on good terms with the bureaucracy but had been disrespectful towards PPP. The CWC also elected the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as the "PML-N's Quaid for life". "It was hence decided that Shehbaz Sharif would be appointed as acting party president and Nawaz Sharif would give his younger brother certain tasks to test his mettle", the party leader said. Read More »

Mirai Nagasu: Olympic free skate was 'DWTS' audition; showers too cold

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That's the kind of rhetoric expected of an overfed and overpaid newspaper columnist, not an Olympic champion. She placed fourth at the Vancouver Olympics eight years ago before missing the Sochi team in 2014. She is the top ranked US woman headed into the free skate in ninth place with 66.93 points. Until Friday, an American woman had finished sixth or higher at every Olympics since World War II. Read More »

Japan: police finds missing woman's detached head

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Police investigating the disappearance of a Hyogo Prefecture woman are searching for a large bag carried out of an apartment where an arrested American man allegedly held her captive, suspecting it may be connected to the case, investigative sources said. Read More »

7.5 magnitude quake strikes Papua New Guinea - USGS

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The US Geological Survey said the quake hit about 90 kilometres southwest of Porgera on Monday morning. "There seem to be quite a few reports of the quake being felt strongly", he said. USGS said some casualties and damage were possible and recent earthquakes in the area had caused tsunamis and landslides. "ExxonMobil PNG has confirmed that the PNG LNG facility at Hides has also been safely shut down". Read More »

Shuswap winery toasts Alberta's decision to lift BC wine ban

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Alberta imposed the ban earlier this month in retaliation against B.C. for its attempt to block Kinder Morgan's $7.4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Notley and the federal government labelled the move unconstitutional. The Kelowna Chamber is pleased that the Alberta Premier has made a decision to lift Alberta's short-lived ban on BC Wine imports and is optimistic both Premiers shelve any further mention or consideration of "boycotts" on any products. Read More »

Why Mayawati Doesn't Want To Go To Rajya Sabha? Tejashwi Yadav Answers

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While the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is likely to increase its tally, it could still fall short of a majority. Also on the list is Jharkhand (2) and Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand (1 each). In Rajasthan, the BJP could bag all three seats (against now one it holds) and in Maharashtra together with ally Shiv Sena it hopes to corner six seats (against the two they have). Read More »

19-year-old boy martyred in unprovoked Indian firing along LoC

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Local said that it was the heaviest shelling by Pak troops since ceasefire agreed by India and Pakistan in 2003 on LoC and International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir . Meanwhile, Pakistan has accused India of killing 12 people in the area. "The situation is tense", said Sub-Divisional Magistrate Dr Sagar D. "Many families are staying back in their villages , but we have kept the facilities ready and also provided phone numbers for 24*7 help for anybody". Read More »

McMaster's White House Exit May Be Near

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Rumors abound that active-duty Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster has fallen out of favor with President Trump and that the White House wants him out as National Security Advisor. "This is an epic waste of money (as much as $30 million), to massage Donald Trump's Banana Republic dictator fantasies", veterans advocacy group VoteVets tweeted Friday . Read More »

Rosenstein alerted White House two weeks ago on Kushner clearance issues

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As someone who meets regularly with foreign officials and reads classified intelligence, Kushner would typically have a fast-tracked background investigation, security-clearance experts said . Trump also said his senior adviser "has done an outstanding job" and that he thinks Kushner "has been treated unfairly", according to The Hill . A week after the call from Rosenstein, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly announced that staff members whose clearances have not been finalized will no ... Read More »

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Joyce's Resignation Prompts Twitter Uproar

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Mr Joyce emphasised that standing down was aimed at protecting his new partner who is due to have their baby in April, as well as his estranged wife and daughters. This was the question people turned to social media to answer as Barnaby Joyce began his resignation speech this afternoon. Mr Turnbull explained that Mr Joyce was taking leave to consider his future. Read More »

Woman held after vehicle strikes gates of The White House

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Trump said the ship will symbolize the "enduring friendship" between the US and Australia as it sails the open sea. They gave Mr Trump and first lady Melania RM Williams boots as gifts during Friday's four-hour visit at the White House. "The difficulty facing Mr. Turnbull is nobody can be absolutely sure how the current president engages on any of those fronts, " Beazley added. On trade, Turnbull must walk a fine line: Trump has signaled he is open to re-engaging in talks, but he wants any ... Read More »

Mexico Ferry Explosion: At Least 25 Injured As 'Fireball' Rips Through Ship

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Police in Quintana Roo say the victims were taken into care in various hospitals. During the explosion a fireball and debris flew sideways from the ferry. The ferry's route was from Playa del Carmen to the island of Cozumel . Images of the ferry showed what appeared to be a two-meter-long portion of the vessel's second-floor exterior blown out, exposing splintered wood and metal. Read More »

TAPI to cater Pakistan's growing energy needs: PM

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The Afghan city of Herat will today host the construction launch of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline, a project that will one day transport 33 million cubic meters of petrol a year. Mr Abbasi, who was accompanied by Minister of State for Energy Jam Kamal Khan, said TAPI would provide Pakistan the much needed gas security, as it would help meet 10 per cent of Pakistan's energy needs, 20 per cent of its natural gas requirements. Read More »

Fernando Alonso excited by the McLaren MCL33

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However, the two-time world champion signed a new contract with the team and appeared optimistic at today's launch that he would be back challenging at the front of the grid in 2018. It's reasonable to guess that the next Ferrari Formula One vehicle will be red, the next Mercedes will be grey, the next Renault will be yellow, and the next Williams will be white. Read More »

"BHS" threat on social media has no connection to Bryan ISD

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A new, fast-circulating school threat on social media appears to have no connection to Bryan High School. The student is accused of threatening to commit a school shooting on Friday. " Most kids did show up for school, and classes resumed as normal", Peach said. The threat to Lansdowne students was made on Snapchat and as of 9 a.m. Read More »

Missing plane found with no survivors

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But still, Bill Kaupp, his other son Clint and two of their friends headed for Albequerque. The missing Piper Lance aircraft left from Cut Bank in Montana before landing in Grand Junction, Colo., because of bad weather. The Piper was built in 1976 and Kaupp says the four were travelling to New Mexico so Bill could look at a new plane. "Today, my wife was supposed to be induced for the birth of our twins, so I was waiting for them to get home for that", said Kaupp. Read More »

University strikes turn violent as protesters storm academic building

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Vice-chancellors from Warwick, Essex, Goldsmiths University of London and others said that the lines of communication should be re-opened with the lecturers union so students wouldn't suffer. UCU general secretary Sally Hunt said: "I have made it clear from the start of this dispute that this mess can only be resolved by negotiation". Sam Gyimah , the government minister responsible for universities, called on both sides in the dispute to return to talks. Read More »

Freezing winds from Scandinavia and Siberia to hold Ireland in icy grip

A bitter easterly wind will bring snow to the coasts and possibly the South East this weekend, with bright but cold days. A blast of weather all the way from Siberia in Russian Federation could be set to hit Ireland over the coming days according to the latest Irish and United Kingdom forecast as Spring sunshine is replaced by a sub-zero eastern weather front. Read More »

Visitors pour into the Cove to pay respects to Rev. Billy Graham

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In 1978, Rev. Graham, on a crusade in Poland, preached at the Catholic cathedral in Krakow and was to have dined with Krakow's Cardinal Karol Wojtyla. He was always speaking about Christ and always speaking about who he is. "Headlines today will describe Billy Graham as the preacher to millions and the adviser of presidents but first and foremost, he was a man of deep Christian faith", the bishop added . Read More »

Why has Delhi chief secretary not been arrested — AAP questions

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The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday questioned: Why has Delhi Chief Secretary not been arrested? Mr Singh said MLA Prakash Jarwal had complained about misbehaviour against him and now he is under arrest. "Investigation has begun", said Chief Spokesperson Delhi Police Deependra Pathak. "The Delhi secretariat is a high-security zone and no one can enter without clearance and reference". Read More »

Bring back Nirav Modi: Rahul to PM

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He was speaking to reporters during a roadshow in poll-bound Meghalaya. Just like they think they can buy some Congress MLA's and form the government here, they also think they can come here and buy the church, the religion, and the God. The 58,000 Crore RAFALE scam. The Congress president went on accusing, "In Meghalaya MLAs are being lured with money by the BJP. The Prime Minister had told the nation he would be a watchman for the people of the country and yet he couldn't prevent the ... Read More »

Nawaz Sharif can not lead his political party, rules Pakistan's Supreme Court

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The chief justice said a person who is disqualified under the Constitution of the country is not eligible to sign on any document that is needed to nominate someone to the National Assembly or Senate. Following the decision, the elections of Pakistan's Senate to be conducted on March 3, 2018, are also likely to be affected by the apex court's decision. Read More »

Syria sends reenforcements to Kurdish-controlled Afrin

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Turkey began its assault last month to drive out the YPG, which it deems a security threat along its border akin to the Kurdish PKK insurgency on its own soil. Putin is a key backer of the Syrian government. It gave no details, but it is believed to be a reference to an incident in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour on 7 February, when the USA military said it had killed an estimated 100 pro-Syrian government fighters in response to an attack on an allied, Kurdish-led militia force ... Read More »

Air New Zealand cancels flights as South Island hit by storm

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Today The Country has a rural report straight from the horse's mouth as Jamie gets the inside information on how farmers are dealing with New Zealand's unpredictable weather patterns. A state of emergency has been declared for parts of New Zealand after the country was lashed by the remnants of former Cyclone Gita. They also helped pump water from flooded homes in several regions and assisted with rescues and evacuations. Read More »

Kamal's party launched: It's Makkal Needhi Maiam

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He has got Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal as guest from Delhi. Simultaneously, the same was unveiled on all the social media platforms with a message that the party is yours ( people ) and it is here to stay. "I am your instrument, you are the leaders, this is a crowd full of leaders", said Kamal, at the official launch of his party. Mr Haasan, who starred as a professor in the 1990s movie Nammavar , has said he wants people from different ideologies and backgrounds in his party and would ... Read More »

Gujarat civic poll tally: BJP 47 & Cong 16

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Following the counting results, it Bharatiya Janata Party has claimed victory on 47 seats while Congress won only 16. The party ousts BJP by winning 27 out of 28 seats. The BJP is now leading in 44 of the 75 municipalities for which elections were held. The Congress lost municipalities in 30 out of 41 Assembly segments. Read More »

Israeli gas company signs £10 billion export deal with Egypt

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Delek Drilling stated that the means of transferring the natural gas from Israel to Egypt are now being considered, including the pipeline of East Meditteranean Gas (EMG). The United States Geological Survey estimates the area could hold more than 340 trillion cubic feet of gas, more than US proven reserves. "Does it have foreign partners, and how were they able to sign a 10-year deal that will do a lot of harm to the Egyptian economy and delay the liquification of Egyptian gas?" The ... Read More »