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Child marriages decline, significant drop in India figures

Child marriages decline, significant drop in India figures

Javier Aguilar, UNICEF's chief of child protection, said that given the demographics of the country, the decline in South Asia is mainly attributed to India's decline in child marriage prevalenc...

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Syama Prasad Mookerjee's bust vandalised in Kolkata, six detained

Syama Prasad Mookerjee's bust vandalised in Kolkata, six detained

Six people, including a woman, who claimed to be students of Jadavpur University and members of an ultra-Left group, have been arrested in this connection. The situation in parts of Tamil Nadu was ten...

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US Embassy in Ankara to reopen Wednesday: spokesman

US Embassy in Ankara to reopen Wednesday: spokesman

The embassy remained closed through Monday. Police later detained at least 16 Daesh-linked suspects in counterterror operations in Ankara and Samsun Monday, the day the U.S. Turkey's battle with ...

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Formerly Imprisoned Turpin Daughter Performed Songs On Secret YouTube Channel

Formerly Imprisoned Turpin Daughter Performed Songs On Secret YouTube Channel

Some of the titles of her songs, like "You Blame Me", "Where is the Key" and "Give Me One More Chance", are more than heartbreaking considering her circumstances. The case sparked national attention a...

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Trump says he believes North Korea is 'sincere'

Trump says he believes North Korea is 'sincere'

In addition to breaching election infrastructure in at least seven states and targeting 39, Russia-linked actors also established contacts with members of the Trump campaign who may have been sympathe...

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Supreme Court Ruling Opens Way For Abortion Referendum

Supreme Court Ruling Opens Way For Abortion Referendum

Counsel for the family Maurice Collins SC told the court that the State's stance amounted equating the unborn to a "constitutional nullity". The seven judges unanimous ruling found that the pre- an...

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National People's Party President Conrad Sangma sworn in as Meghalaya CM

National People's Party President Conrad Sangma sworn in as Meghalaya CM

On Saturday, the Meghalaya Assembly election results 2018 threw up a fractured mandate, with the Congress emerging as the largest party. "We are clear on our agenda of good governance, many sectors ...

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With deals worth $100 bln, Mohammed bin Salman means business in UK

With deals worth $100 bln, Mohammed bin Salman means business in UK

The Labour leader said: " Theresa May should use this visit to announce the United Kingdom will no longer supply arms to Saudi Arabia while the devastating Saudi-led bombing of Yemen continues an...

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Aussie men win third Malaysia hockey game

Aussie men win third Malaysia hockey game

With a loss against Argentina in the opening game and a draw against England, India will be looking to register their first win. Today was a must-win match for India but getting the better of the Au...

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Russian arms export in 2017 exceeded $15bn says Putin

Russian arms export in 2017 exceeded $15bn says Putin

Putin is widely expected to win, and has consistently scored higher than 40%, and often much higher, in opinion polls since the last presidential election. The first round will be held on Sunday 18 Ma...

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Lincoln High School cleared after Monday, March 5 bomb threat

Lincoln High School cleared after Monday, March 5 bomb threat

A student at Hillcrest High School, in the Jamaica Hills section, saw the image on February 27 that Sgt. Jessica McRorie described as having wording about "threatening to shoot up the school". There h...

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Ex-KGB spy, daughter seriously ill after 'substance exposure'

Ex-KGB spy, daughter seriously ill after 'substance exposure'

Kier Pritchard, the temporary chief constable of Wiltshire police, said that, although counter-terrorism officers were now leading the inquiry, the nature of the incident under investigation had yet t...

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China to raise defence budget by 8.1% in 2018

China to raise defence budget by 8.1% in 2018

President Xi Jinping's top economic aide, Liu He, met with U.S. officials at the White House this week to discuss the fraught economic relationship. "It is conducive to upholding the authority of t...

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Parliament: Furore over PNB scam, special status for AP

Parliament: Furore over PNB scam, special status for AP

The budget session of the Parliament resumed on Monday . Though the government said it was ready for a discussion on the bank scam and other issues, the opposition parties were unrelenting in t...

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East Timor signs maritime border deal with Australia

East Timor signs maritime border deal with Australia

In New York, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the treaty would open a "new chapter" in relations between the two nations. It's likely the Sunrise partners will bide their time before committing bi...

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Florida bill for year-round Daylight Saving Time headed for governor's desk

Florida bill for year-round Daylight Saving Time headed for governor's desk

We move our clocks forward on the first Sunday in November. That's right folks, prepare yourselves to lose a precious hour of sleep, as the clocks are going forward on the last Sunday of March. Nort...

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Trump digs in on tariffs, says he's protecting American workers

Trump digs in on tariffs, says he's protecting American workers

Section 232 of the U.S. Trade Expansion Act of 1962 gives the president the power to impose restrictions on imports to protect national security. "We are the leading primary metal supplier for tho...

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South Korean governor resigns following rape accusation

South Korean governor resigns following rape accusation

President Moon reiterated his support for a shifting of attitudes towards sexual misconduct a day before Kim went public with her story. Later on Tuesday, Kim filed her complaint with Seoul Wester...

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Kurdish-allied Arab militias move fighters to Afrin from IS frontlines-spokesman

Turkish shelling and airstrikes killed 13 people in the town of Jandiris in Syria's Afrin region on Monday, Kurdish militia said, while a war monitoring group put the death toll at 22. In the meantime...

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Mamata Banerjee reaches out to Stalin, party says unity move 'on track'

Mamata Banerjee reaches out to Stalin, party says unity move 'on track'

He said that the BJP and the IPFT have unleashed widespread attack against Leftist members following their victory in Tripura, and added that the people there would bravely resist the attacks against ...

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H Raja apologises for his 'Periyar' post

H Raja apologises for his 'Periyar' post

This happened just hours after BJP leader H Raja had threatened to pull down the statue of Periyar . Under fire for his controversial comments on Dravidian leader "Periyar", BJP national secretary ...

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Sade: 'Flower of the Universe' Stream, Download, & Lyrics

Sade: 'Flower of the Universe' Stream, Download, & Lyrics

You can download Sade's new song off of iTunes here. It's been quite a while since we've heard new music from Sade - nearly eight years, in fact - but the reclusive musician has just released ...

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Missouri police officer killed, 2 others wounded in shooting; suspect dead

Missouri police officer killed, 2 others wounded in shooting; suspect dead

According to KCTV5, one officer reportedly has moderate injuries and the other has minor injuries. Update: 3 Clinton Police Officers have been shot in a residence in Clinton, MO. The suspect remains...

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In media blitz, Jewish ex-Trump aide says will defy Mueller subpoena

In media blitz, Jewish ex-Trump aide says will defy Mueller subpoena

The former Trump campaign aide took over the news cycle yesterday in a series of televised interviews where he said he would not cooperate with a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller . ...

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International Women's Day 2018: #PressForProgress theme celebrates Gender Equality

International Women's Day 2018: #PressForProgress theme celebrates Gender Equality

The event, which will be held at the National Indoor Sports Centre is being staged by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport through the Bureau of Gender Affairs, in association with...

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Man pleads guilty in fatal Olathe bar shooting

Man pleads guilty in fatal Olathe bar shooting

Purinton still faces a federal case over the attack - including hate crime charges - that could carry a possible death sentence. Alok Madasani, who also worked at Garmin, was wounded, along with I...

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Pope prays for victims of devastating Papua New Guinea natural disaster

Pope prays for victims of devastating Papua New Guinea natural disaster

Prime Minister, Peter O'Neill, says these donations will be delivered to the people in the remotest areas who are affected. "Compounding the fallout was an announcement on Monday that the impoverish...

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Voters head to the polls for the 2018 Texas primary

Democrats have been encouraged by the record number of their party's candidates running for Congress across the state-and by a jump in early voting for their party. Why a former member is trying to ...

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Trump chief economic adviser Gary Cohn will resign

Trump chief economic adviser Gary Cohn will resign

Just weeks earlier, Cohn was rumored as a potential successor to White House chief of staff John Kelly - a remarkable turnaround in the Trump-Cohn relationship.it almost fell apart last summer after C...

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Michelle Obama's 'dance party' with toddler in viral photo

Michelle Obama's 'dance party' with toddler in viral photo

Michelle Obama knows how to throw a dance party: just cue up some classic Taylor Swift and go. "This young girl can now dream about being someone like Michelle Obama ". The last few days have been...

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Trump on Russian Interference in 2018: 'We'll Counteract Whatever They Do'

Trump on Russian Interference in 2018: 'We'll Counteract Whatever They Do'

He also said he's not concerned about Russian Federation interfering with the 2018 midterm elections because his administration will push back on any attempts to do so. "'Everybody wants to be there, ...

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Visit Sacramento, Make 'Major Sanctuary Jurisdiction Announcement'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Visit Sacramento, Make 'Major Sanctuary Jurisdiction Announcement'

The Justice Department is already embroiled in several pending legal battles with the Trump administration related to sanctuary policies. The lawsuit, to be filed sometime late Tuesday in federa...

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Battlefield V Campaign, Co-Op Details Leaked

Battlefield V Campaign, Co-Op Details Leaked

The main campaign will take place across different locations and periods during World War 2 , just like its predecessor. This means that players will take control of different characters from differe...

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Governor Declares South Carolina Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week

Governor Declares South Carolina Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week

Schools and government buildings statewide will hold the tornado drill starting at 9:30 a.m.so officials can practice their emergency plans. It's the annual tornado drill in Missouri and IL. Depending...

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Nigeria's 2019 Elections

Nigeria's 2019 Elections "a major priority focus" - US Government

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said millions of people were facing life-threatening food insecurity and malnutrition as a result of ongoing conflict or prolonged drought in the countries. We ...

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Arkansas gets Medicaid work requirement

Arkansas gets Medicaid work requirement

The new policy would have cut the number of people eligible for Medicaid in the state by about 60,000 people. Arkansas can begin implementing the work requirements June 1, making them the first stat...

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Will President Trump keep his word on gun control measures?

Will President Trump keep his word on gun control measures?

Sarah Huckabee Sanders also indicated that Trump does not support universal background checks for gun buyers, which would expand to include sales at gun shows and over the Internet that are now exe...

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May Must Break Logjam With New Irish Text, DUP Leader Says

May Must Break Logjam With New Irish Text, DUP Leader Says

The draft text includes a "backstop option" which states if no solutions are found, a common regulatory zone would be established which would leave Northern Ireland within the EU's customs territo...

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Sergei Skripal: Theresa May chairs poisoned spy security meeting

Sergei Skripal: Theresa May chairs poisoned spy security meeting

The Foreign Secretary said the United Kingdom would respond "appropriately and robustly" if "suspicions" about Russian involvement in the mysterious illness that struck down Sergei Skripal , 66, an...

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Fla. Senate backs arming teachers, rejects assault weapons ban

Fla. Senate backs arming teachers, rejects assault weapons ban

The bill passed without amendments to ban assault-style rifles or large-capacity magazines, which were supported by students, parents and faculty members affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas s...

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