• J&K: Pak violates ceasefire in Kupwara's Karnah Tangdhar
J&K: Pak violates ceasefire in Kupwara's Karnah Tangdhar

This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire. There was no firing or hostile action by any side, they said. However, Pakistani troops are targeting Indian positions on LoC and International Border (IB) nearly daily in Jammu region.

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  • Nawaz Sharif disqualified as PML-N chief
Nawaz Sharif disqualified as PML-N chief

The court said that anyone who is unable to fulfil the requirements of Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution - which state that a member of the parliament should be "truthful" and "righteous" - can not hold any public office, including the post of a party head.

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  • Venezuela's Petro Cryptocurrency Is Actually a Thing… but What Kind of Thing?
Venezuela's Petro Cryptocurrency Is Actually a Thing… but What Kind of Thing?

However, the digital currency hit the market as the socialist country sinks deeper into an economic crisis marked by soaring inflation and food shortages that put residents in lines for hours to buy common products. Venezuela will also accept national tax payments in PTR and appears willing to allow it to run alongside - or even supplant - its ...

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  • U.S. vows to probe Syria attack involving Russians
U.S. vows to probe Syria attack involving Russians

The coalition claimed that it carried out airstrikes against "Syrian pro-regime forces" that launched an "unprovoked attack" on Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces' headquarters and killed an estimated 100 militia. "But they took directions from someone". The Russian defense minister also accused the U.S. of having a "hidden agenda", claiming th...

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  • SCOTUS Rejects Challenge by California Gun Owners
SCOTUS Rejects Challenge by California Gun Owners

The justices left intact California's 10-day waiting period for gun purchases, turning away arguments that the policy violates the rights of people whose background checks take less time . The 9th Circuit decision "is emblematic of a larger trend" in which the lower courts fail to protect the Second Amendment to the same extent that they prote...

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  • Trump takes last spot in experts' presidential rankings survey
Trump takes last spot in experts' presidential rankings survey

Abraham Lincoln ranked at the top. . The survey was held among 170 members of the American Political Science Association's Presidents and Executive Politics section, The New York Times reported . Among Republican respondents, he fared slightly better, coming in at No. 40. Yep, Trump ranks dead last, at 45, behind such unloved or barely remembe...

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  • Merkel favors German governor to run party affairs
Merkel favors German governor to run party affairs

Social Democrats' leader Martin Schulz, who led the party to its worst result in Germany's postwar history in September, stepped down last week. Ralf Stegner, SPD vice chairman, reacted to the article on Twitter: "This is an attempt to make a farce out of strong internal party democracy, which others parties could use themselves".

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  • Donald Trump Jr: Compared to China, India 'substantially above board'
Donald Trump Jr: Compared to China, India 'substantially above board'

Trump Jr.is promoting projects inked before his father was elected. India is embracing the US President's son's visit to sell apartments and office space in Gurgaon and Kolkata. Ivanka raised hackles by briefly taking Mr Trump's seat at a G-20 summit in Europe when he had left the room for a while, and his son-in-law is considered a key player in...

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  • Daesh claims responsibility for church shooting that killed 5 in Russia
Daesh claims responsibility for church shooting that killed 5 in Russia

But police haven't commented on the possible motive for the attack. "The victims remain in the same condition, two women are seriously injured, and they are in intensive care", Kazanfar Kurbanov, the chief doctor at the Dagestani emergency medicine center, told TASS .

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  • Snow, sleet, freezing rain making travel challenging
Snow, sleet, freezing rain making travel challenging

Another round of freezing drizzle and freezing rain is likely to move in from the southwest after 10pm tonight and continue on and off into the early morning hours. Heavy rain on roads is causing slick conditions. Wed: High: 34 Mostly cloudy, breezy, colder. The past several days have been warm for Mid-Missouri, which will limit the amount of f...

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  • Latvian c.bank chief Rimsevics released from custody
Latvian c.bank chief Rimsevics released from custody

The governor, who's led the Latvian central bank since 2001, may be protected by the institution's independence. The ECB asked Latvia's Financial and Capital Markets Commission to impose a moratorium on ABLV, which means the bank is temporarily barred from making payments on financial liabilities including deposits and bonds until further notic...

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  • Icing possible through Tuesday, especially north of Madison
Icing possible through Tuesday, especially north of Madison

The ice will make travel conditions hard for the morning commute. In addition, heavy rainfall of almost 2 inches is possible in far southeast Wisconsin Monday into Tuesday . Monday's high in Madison was 39, 7 degrees above normal and 23 degrees below the record high of 62 for February 19, set in 2017. Wednesday night: Freezing rain likely ...

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  • Syrian pro-govt forces to enter Afrin 'in coming hours'
Syrian pro-govt forces to enter Afrin 'in coming hours'

Pro-Syrian Government forces are set to enter the Kurdish-held area of Afrin to boost defences against a military offensive against Kurdish fighters by the Turkish army, Syrian state television has said. Nuri Mahmoud, a spokesman for the YPG, said earlier on Monday that they are calling on the Syrian government forces "to preserve a united Sy...

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  • American man steals a thumb of Chinese terracotta warrior after selfie
American man steals a thumb of Chinese terracotta warrior after selfie

The statues are on display at the museum until March 4. "We ask that the USA severely punish the perpetrator", Haiyun said. Comments from an unnamed official from the same organization also appeared in the Beijing Qingnian Bao, a Communist newspaper, calling the crime a "destruction and theft of mankind's cultural heritage", according to the New...

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  • Search Continues in Mountains for Wreckage of Downed Iranian Passenger Plane
Search Continues in Mountains for Wreckage of Downed Iranian Passenger Plane

DIRCO said the accident happened in the Zagros Mountain Range, the largest mountain range in Iran, Iraq and southeastern Turkey, on Sunday. The aircraft took off from Tehran - the Iranian capital city - before 8 a.m. Aseman Airlines has dismissed the possibility of technical failure, pinning the blame exclusively on bad weather . "This crash...

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  • Minutes: Rex Tillerson
Minutes: Rex Tillerson "Not Dangling Carrot" with North Korea

John Nilsson-Wright, senior research fellow at the Asia Program at Chatham House, believes that Prime Minister Abe wants military exercises involving the USA and its allies to continue, despite the mood of détente since the Games began. South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Saturday said it was too early to think about a summit with North Korea...

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  • Winter weather advisory in effect until 4 am Sunday
Winter weather advisory in effect until 4 am Sunday

Sunday . By Sunday , skies turn mostly clear and the sunshine returns. There's a lot of interesting forecast challenges over the next several days from how much snow we're going to get to how warm it's going to be. Rain will end by about 8 p.m. Winds will calm after about Midnight. The snowfall amounts for Saturday night , in Billings, a...

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  • Ethiopia announced state of emergency amid political unrest
Ethiopia announced state of emergency amid political unrest

In August previous year, Ethiopia lifted a 10-month state of emergency imposed after hundreds of people were killed in anti-government protests demanding wider political freedoms. It has also closed down a jail where activists alleged torture took place. "The government has previously made several efforts to curtail violence, but lives have conti...

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  • Small natural disaster that hit Britain was strongest for 10 years
Small natural disaster that hit Britain was strongest for 10 years

The British Geological Survey has confirmed the epicentre was about 20km north of Swansea in Wales. This natural disaster has been felt across a large area of Wales and England with the furthest reports so far from Birmingham and Devon.

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  • Israel strikes Gaza Strip after four soldiers wounded
Israel strikes Gaza Strip after four soldiers wounded

Moments earlier, similar signals were heard in the Sha'ar Hanegev and Hof Ashkelon regions. The proposed plan also calls for the recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, keeping territorial water and airspace under Israeli control and reaching a "just solution" to the issue of Palestinian refugees.

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  • Oxfam Told of Aid Workers Abusing Children in Haiti Decade Ago
Oxfam Told of Aid Workers Abusing Children in Haiti Decade Ago

More than 1,000 direct debits to the charity were cancelled over the weekend and Mr Goldring said on Friday that the revelations could have a "substantial effect on public confidence, which would affect public donations". Earlier this month news reports said that during a humanitarian mission in Haiti in 2011, the charity's country director ...

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  • UAE enter World Cup qualifiers
UAE enter World Cup qualifiers

Mustafa's side can end the competition on a high on Thursday when they take on league leaders Nepal in the final. Nepal needed eight runs off the final over and after four dot balls in a row, KC hammered Cecil Pervez for a six to leave two to get from one.

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  • Lebanon speaker rejects United States proposal on disputed waters with Israel
Lebanon speaker rejects United States proposal on disputed waters with Israel

Tillerson also said that the US administration is "engaging with the governments of both Lebanon and Israel to ensure Lebanon's southern border remains calm", amid tension with Israel over gas drilling rights. Tillerson is the most senior official from the Trump administration to visit Lebanon and the first by a US secretary of state in fou...

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  • Police respond to 'reports of gunfire' at Highline College in Washington state
Police respond to 'reports of gunfire' at Highline College in Washington state

A lockdown following reports of gunfire at Highline College , a community college in Washington state , ended Friday after police completed a search of the campus and officials gave an all clear. Always check your surroundings. "This is an unfolding situation". Remain in lockdown position. Classes for the remainder of the day were cancelled. ...

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  • German journalist released from prison in Turkey
German journalist released from prison in Turkey

His high-profile case and that of six other German citizens held in Turkey for what Germany considers political reasons have badly soured relations between the two countries. Deniz Yucel , a correspondent for the German daily Die Welt , was detained as part of a Turkish government clampdown on civil society in the wake of a failed coup attem...

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  • Manager: Porn star stormy Daniels free to tell all
Manager: Porn star stormy Daniels free to tell all

AN American porn star who claims to have had an affair with Donald Trump before he became president now feels free to tell her story, her manager said. Cohen established, was an in-kind contribution to the Trump campaign. Circumstantial evidence that Daniels had been in contact with media outlets prior to the transfer and has since gone silen...

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  • Traffic Near Route 32, Shooting Reported Near NSA Campus
Traffic Near Route 32, Shooting Reported Near NSA Campus

But hours after the 7:00 am (1200 GMT) shooting at the main entrance to the highly secure facility in Fort Meade , Maryland, the agency did not explain who fired the shots or the nature of the injuries. "We have no reason to believe that there's any nexus at all to terrorism at this point". US President Trump has been "briefed on the shooting at...

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  • Pence Calls Out ABC News, Joy Behar for 'Religious Intolerance'
Pence Calls Out ABC News, Joy Behar for 'Religious Intolerance'

Detractors of " The View " are focusing on the fact that ABC News, which claims to be an unbiased broadcast news operation, oversees such a partisan program with one "token" conservative. "It's just simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance". Omarosa made her comments during an episode o...

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  • Shaun White apologizes for comments on sexual misconduct lawsuit
Shaun White apologizes for comments on sexual misconduct lawsuit

The lawsuit by a former drummer in White's rock band accused him of sexually harassing her and refusing to pay her wages after he fired her. In 2016, TMZ reported Zawaideh brought the suit against White for claims including sexual harassment .

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  • Chinese New Year means a spending spree across East Asia
Chinese New Year means a spending spree across East Asia

However, the Lunar New Year actually begins this weekend and locals have another chance to restart their year. "We have a whole host of activities and events planned to ring in the " Year of the Dog " including a traditional Lion Dance , an authentic and delicious Chinese buffet, and special prize draws with incredible prizes".

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Because "hunters on the oligarchs", Russian Federation may block YouTube

Navalny in trouble with Russian government and Google over video supposedly capturing a hush-hush meeting on a yacht. Russia's telecommunications regulator said it had ordered service providers to block access to the website of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, whose team dug up Instagram posts that showed metals magnate Oleg Deripaska an...

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  • Israel's AG: 'no professional problem to indict the prime minister'
Israel's AG: 'no professional problem to indict the prime minister'

Following the police recommendations, Israel's Attorney General will decide whether to indict Netanyahu. "[He] can't be prime minister because he needs to work 24/7 for the citizens of Israel and Netanyahu can't do that". One of the cases against Netanyahu, known as Case 1000, alleged the "committing of crimes of bribery, fraud and breach of tru...

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  • OR woman plucks 14 parasitic worms from eye after rare infection
OR woman plucks 14 parasitic worms from eye after rare infection

A few weeks later, she started to have the sensation that something was in her eye. It felt like there was a hair or something in her eye. The paper's lead author is Richard S. Giving more details on what exactly this species of worm were, the researchers said, "Usually this species of " Thelazia worm" was mostly seen in cattle's in the northe...

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  • Ahed Tamimi remains in Israeli prison as
Ahed Tamimi remains in Israeli prison as "trial" adjourned

Bassem Tamimi sits in Ahed Tamimi's bedroom holding a poster of his daughter, in their home in the occupied West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, 28 January. At a previous hearing, the military court at the Ofer army base in the West Bank ordered her held until the end of proceedings. Several human rights organizations have slammed Israeli over her ar...

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  • New Horizons Snaps Farthest Image Ever Taken From Earth
New Horizons Snaps Farthest Image Ever Taken From Earth

New Horizons broke its own record just two hours later with images of two Kuiper Belt objects - 2012 HZ84 and 2012 HE85 - further demonstrating how nothing stands still when you're covering more than 700,000 miles (1.1 million km) of space each day.

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