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With improved defence, Sakshi confident of CWG gold

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Batra feels Sports Ministry should also allow the parents of star shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal to accompany them at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games , saying the government is not going to bear their expenses anyway. "It's a huge thing for us". "I'm hoping the rejuvenation of the song will help the athletes, and give them an extra reason to go for it". "Australia is a long, long way away but such an fantastic part of the world", said O'Connor. Read More »

Mattis says U.S. backs Saudi efforts to end Yemen war

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Mattis had lobbied Congress to reject the bill, warning that restrictions could increase civilian casualties, jeopardise counterterrorism cooperation, and "reduce our influence with the Saudis". Who is Martin Griffiths, UN's new envoy to Yemen? The online publication cited a senior Western official and a source close to the Saudi royal family that Kushner has communicated directly with both the Saudi and Emirati crown princes on WhatsApp, a popular messaging app owned by Facebook. Read More »

Three Turkish soldiers killed clearing bombs in Syria's Afrin

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Rebels entrenched in a region east of Damascus known as eastern Ghouta frequently fire rockets and mortar shells at the capital. It is severely engaged in fighting the foreign backed groups in Eastern Ghouta. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy disputed Nauert's comments. He said "shortage of appropriate shelter is a major concern", and UNHCR has delivered 180,000 "core relief items" such as mattresses, blankets, winter clothes kits, solar lamps and kitchen sets. Read More »

Moses' spot kick helps Eagles fly past Poland

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The three-time African champions pipped their hosts 1-0 at the Municipal Stadium , Wroclaw courtesy of Victor Moses' 61st minutes penalty. The Eagles winger was very confident of himself as he casually kicked the ball to the left side, while the Polish keeper, Fabianski went the other way. Read More »

Wisconsin Woman Accused of Letting Men Sexually Assault Children for Drugs, Money

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An informant told police the children were threatened and ordered to perform sex acts and pose for pictures while naked. Mayer would be present when the assault occurred. District Attorney Dave Young of the 17th Judicial District announced Friday that Donald McMillian has been charged with kidnapping and sexual assault in an attack on a 79-year-old woman in Broomfield Tuesday afternoon. Read More »

US Charges Nine Iranians With Massive Cyber-Campaign on Behalf of IRGC

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The agency said many of these attacks, which also hit 47 private companies, were done on behalf of the Iranian government . According to the indictment , 3768 of the hacked professors were at 144 US universities, and the attackers stole data that cost these institutions about $3.4 billion to "procure and access". Read More »

Iran and North Korea: The return of John Bolton's 'axis of evil'?

For example, Bolton is a reflexive defender of the Iraq War , which Mr. Trump frequently criticized on the campaign trail. Bolton's arrival in place of a moderate McMaster means the USA foreign policy could see an ultra-hawkish turn in the days to come and the administration might not even care for Congressional ratifications before going for unilateral moves. Read More »

More Syrian rebels agree to leave eastern Ghouta

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A similar deal with another rebel group, Ahrar al-Sham, led to the evacuation of hundreds of fighters and civilians from Harasta , an eastern Ghouta town in the north. A Reuters witness near where the buses were gathering said some men had disembarked to pray while women and children walked nearby. The first batch of fighters to leave Ghouta arrived at a camp in Idlib province on Friday after spending the night on the edge of rebel-held territory. Read More »

Gunman, 3 others dead in terror attack in France

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He then headed back to Paris, where he was filmed chairing a crisis meeting with ministers and security officials. French police secure the area around a hostage situation at a supermarket in Trebes , southern France , where three people were killed before police killed the suspect. Read More »

North Korea reportedly agrees to hold summit preparation talks in March

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After post-Olympics talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean officials said Kim indicated he would accept the maneuvers. Tak added that following talks with Hyon Song-wol, who heads North Korea's Samjiyon Orchestra, the number of South Korean performers taking part in the Pyongyang concerts is expected to rise from the previous 160. Read More »

Senate passes bill to avert third United States govt shutdown this year

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Lawmakers now have until midnight Friday to approve it and prevent the year's third embarrassing government shutdown. Both of Hawaii's senators, Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono, voted for the deal. The budget also offers more details on federal training. It's important to note that the new cash influx isn't a one-time deal. Many lawmakers have already left Washington for two weeks recess, so a renegotiation is unlikely. Read More »

Williamson leads New Zealand to commanding lead

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After England's dismissal for a record low score against New Zealand , the home team took a cautious approach led by captain Kane Williamson who posted his 18th Test century - a New Zealand record - before being out for 102. "We always hoped there would be something in the wicket", New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said. Live coverage of the first Test between New Zealand and England continues on Sky Sports Cricket and across our digital platforms. Read More »

Trump signs government spending bill after last-minute threat to veto

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At around 9:30 a.m. Friday, Ryan encouraged the president to sign the bill , according to a person familiar with the communication, and discussed all the wins it delivered, especially for the military. His reason - because it didn't deal with immigration and didn't have enough money for his border wall . Schumer said. "We produced a darn good bill". Read More »

Trump orders ban on most transgender troops from serving

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It stated , "In my judgment the previous Administration failed to identify a sufficient basis to conclude that terminating the Departments' longstanding policy and practice" of not allowing open service by transgender service members "would not hinder military effectiveness and lethality, disrupt unit cohesion, or tax military resources, and there remain meaningful concerns that further study is needed to ensure that continued implementation of last year's policy change would not have those ... Read More »

Trump hits back at 'physically weak' Joe Biden

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Close your eyes for a second and imagine those fisticuffs. "We're not going to pick you", he said, "we're going to pick Ronda Rousey ". "Even though they're both in their 70s, Biden and Trump are talking about fighting", he said. "I have to be able to stand in front of a mirror and know that if I don't run, it's not because I'm afraid of losing, it's because there's somebody better to do it and/or because I'm not in a position to be all in", he said "The jury is still out". Read More »

Rajya Sabha Elections 2018: Full List of State-Wise Winning Candidates

Besides BJP's prominent victor Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley , others who made it to the Upper House of Parliament from the party are Ashok Bajpai, Vijay Pal Singh Tomar, Sakal Deep Rajbhar, Kanta Kardam, Anil Jain, Harnath Singh Yadav, GVL Narasimha Rao and ninth candidate Anil Kumar Agarwal, who pulled off a surpise win with the help of second preference votes. Read More »

Meteorologists talk of more snow making its way into the region

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Meanwhile, thereafter, the pattern looks breezy and cooler for Good Friday , with a mostly sunny and pleasant weekend now anticipated for Easter Weekend. James Madden, a forecaster for Exacta Weather, told The Scotsman : "This could surpass the recent snow events and bring some of the heaviest snowfall we have ever seen at this time of the year or at Easter". Read More »

New Orleans students will take part in 'March for our Lives' rally

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The march will honor the 17 students and staff that died during the February 14 shooting at the high school, according to an event press release . Student activists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are helping lead the march in Washington , D.C., and students at other schools around the country holding similar rallies Saturday . Read More »

Iowa Family Found Dead in Mexico, No Signs of Violence

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Authorities said that there was "no sign of any traumatic injury" though it wasn't immediately clear what caused their deaths. Kevin and Amy Sharp and their two children, Sterling, 12, and Adrianna, 7, were reported missing just after midnight Friday. Read More »

Rights group slams Israeli court system over Tamimi's conviction

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Gaby Lasky, the Tamimis's lawyer, told the Israeli magazine +972 in January that even charging Ahed's mother with incitement for her live video broadcast was "very unsafe for freedom of the press". "They want to deter other Palestinian youth from resisting occupation", Lasky said. "This is injustice, this court is created to oppress the Palestinians", her father Bassem said. Read More »

Trump's Russia Probe Attorney Quits Over Strategy Disagreements

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President Trump told reporters again today he would like to testify , but his lawyers have been more cautious. Special counsel Robert Mueller is probing a possible Riussia meddling with the 2016 U.S. The White House did not return a request for comment from the Daily News. Dowd , who had forged relationships with the special counsel's office, said at first that he was speaking for the President, but later backtracked. Read More »

China to hike tariffs on American products in retaliation

The initial Chinese response may not be as severe as many fear but the conflict could easily escalate, said Robert Manning, an expert on US-China relations at the Atlantic Council in Washington . The threat from China comes as a retaliatory move to a United States tariff hike on Chinese goods to the tune of $60 billion - and financial markets sank amid concerns that the escalating tensions could disrupt the world's biggest trading relationship . Read More »

Peshawar beat Quetta as PSL returns to Pakistan

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Afridi stated that only those overseas players should be a part of the PSL who respect the need and right of Pakistan to host worldwide matches. After successfully hosting the final in Lahore past year, it was announced that this season three matches will be played in Pakistan- the two Eliminators in Lahore and the final in Karachi . Read More »

Two Hamas security force members killed as Gaza bomb suspect arrested

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Two Hamas troops were also killed in the exchange, and a third suspect was arrested. The Interior Ministry in Gaza said the suspect, Anas Abu Khousa, 26, refused to surrender when Hamas surrounded his hideout. Hamas and the West Bank-based PA have been bitter rivals for a decade since Hamas seized control of Gaza and won fair elections in the blockaded enclave. Read More »