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Podgorica US embassy attack was not an act of terrorism

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Serbia-born Dalibor Jaukovic left a six-page handwritten note asking his family "to forgive him for what he is going to do", the Pobjeda newspaper reported, citing sources close to the investigation. Montenegro, the smallest of all former Yugoslav republics, was the 29th country to join North Atlantic Treaty Organisation last May. Officials at the embassy advised USA citizens to avoid the area until further notice . Read More »

Walkouts at Surrey in huge United Kingdom university strikes

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The studies of nearly 20,000 Salford University students were affected today, as the University and College Union, UCU , mounted its first day of strike action in defence of lecturers' pensions . "We doubt any universities want a prolonged dispute that carries on towards exam season and would urge vice-chancellors to put pressure on Universities UK to get back round the table with us". Read More »

Should our organ donor system be opt out instead of opt in?

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Latest figures released by have revealed that 47 people across the county have died in the last five years waiting for an organ transplant. "Around the country there are 50,000 people living with transplanted organs", she said. Speaking in support of the Bill, Mr Heaton-Jones said: "This could be an inspiration to ensure that they too sign up for organ donation and will give them strength if they have to face similar circumstances". Read More »

Multiple attacks in Afghanistan leave many dead

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The Taliban militants claimed responsibility for all the attacks Saturday, except the one in Kabul . The deputy governor Mohmmad Younos Rasouly has confirmed the attack to Tolo News. More than 20 members of Afghan security forces were killed in a series of attacks by militants across the country Saturday in a sign of insurgents' mobility despite a surge of offensives by USA and Afghan troops in recent months. Read More »

Truce called in trade war between BC and Alberta

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Premier John Horgan said Thursday that his government is filing a constitutional reference case on the issue, which has been at the centre of a heated debate between the two provinces. While some wineries in the Okanagan say they hadn't felt a big drop in sales, the ban did have an effect. The gathering - aptly named Farm Friends - paired Alberta beef with B.C. Read More »

Vladimir Putin Honours Russian Military On Fatherland Defender's Day

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Russian Federation first deployed forces and aircraft to Syria in 2015, changing the dynamic as USA and coalition troops began their air campaign against the Islamic State a year earlier. A Russian tycoon believed to control Russian mercenaries who attacked U.S. troops and Kurd allies in Deir Ezzor told Syrian officials he would give Bashar al-Assad a "good surprise" days ahead of the assault, the Washington Post has reported . Read More »

Winter Storm Rolls In Saturday Night And Sunday

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The storm will move out early Sunday morning, and as the day goes on the clouds will break and sunshine will begin the meltdown. NWS expects travel Saturday night through early Sunday to be extremely hard. Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 27. 6 to 9 inches of snow is possible. Snow showers will be with us Sunday morning as well. The highest elevations of the Sierra Nevada could see as much as 3 to 4 inches of new snow during storm passage. Read More »

United States imposes 'largest ever sanctions tranche' on N.Korea

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These measures target more than 50 shipping companies and ships that, according to the United States executive, help Pyongyang to circumvent the many restrictions that the regime is subject to. Tsang has a record of sanctions evasion activities, according to Treasury. "The amount of their [regular] income is already reported to North Korean authorities, so managers, security officers, or workers can't individually keep a penny more", said the source who declined to be named. Read More »

School threats in NJ, Pa. bring 1 arrest, concern

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The eight elementary schools remained open Friday with extra security. Authorities say he wanted "to see what kind of response he would get". "The Springville Police Department takes these "jokes" very seriously and tries to act on them quickly to protect the students and staff of our schools and the citizens of our community", the SPD statement says. Read More »

Police Find $62 Million Worth of Cocaine in Russian Embassy

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In 2016, a police officer opens up a package of cocaine found in an annex building Russian embassy in Buenos Aires , Argentina . "It was established that it belonged to a worker of the embassy's maintenance personnel who had already ended his work trip under a short-term employment contract". Read More »

Philippines 'concerned' as USA report labels Duterte a threat to democracy

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Mr Roque rejected the U.S. intelligence assessment of Mr Duterte as a threat to democracy. Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen arrives to attend the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) congress in Phnom Penh, Cambodia January 19, 2018. Thousands have been slain in Duterte's war on drugs with human rights organisations accusing the Philippine National Police of carrying out extrajudicial killings. Read More »

Florida school officer 'didn't have the courage'

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It's another shocking failure in the string of failures that allowed the national epidemic of mass shootings to come to Parkland . Cruz is jailed on 17 counts of murder and has confessed to the shootings , investigators say. In the chaos immediately after the shooting, there were other missteps. The information was forwarded to a school resource officer, police records show. Read More »

Some Nigerian schoolgirls rescued after militant attack

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The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, on Thursday said the Nigerian government would need more time to assess the situation around the community where some schoolgirls were reportedly kidnapped in Yobe State on Monday. Four years on and we are once again getting denials and misinformation from the authorities and disbelief and anger from the parents. The abduction could hinder girls' education in Nigeria's conservative northeast, where the majority of girls are married off before ... Read More »

Turkish army strikes convoy near Syria's Afrin

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The delivery of these areas is part of the recent agreement reached between the Kurds and the Syrian army for the sending of popular units to the Afrin area, which will fight in that enclave to the Turkish forces and their mercenaries. The PKK group is designated as a terrorist group by Turkey, the U.S. and EU. HRW cited three attacks in the Afrin province in late January that killed a total of 26 civilians, including 17 children. Read More »

'Pure illusion': EU's Tusk slams Britain's Brexit plans

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Both indicate that the June 2016 vote to leave the European Union has changed the dynamics of immigration into Britain, where the number of foreign arrivals and the perceived impact on local communities, housing, public services and wages was a key reason behind the Brexit vote. Read More »

Iran threatens to quit nuclear deal

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US President Donald Trump speaks about the Iran deal from the Diplomatic Reception room of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 13, 2017. Iran has raised that prospect in public statements before. "Iran is, in addition, a pivotal actor in the wider Middle East". "The deal would not survive this way even if the ultimatum is passed and waivers are extended", said Araqchi, according to Reuters . Read More »

McMaster could leave WH after months of tension with Trump

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Trump wants everything laid out for him like a puzzle from a Highlights magazine because he simply isn't capable of understanding anything more complex than that. Will the president try to overrule his Secretary of Defense? Trump then ordered Mattis to conduct the review. However, it is unclear if the President will follow the advice provided. Read More »

Explosion at USA embassy in Montenegro; one killed

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The embassy said on its Twitter account that it had cancelled all visa services for Thursday, adding that access for United States citizens "will be available today on an emergency basis". The plaque appears to be personally signed by Milosevic. NATO's eastward expansion, from its onetime Cold War boundaries into the nations that once were part of the Soviet Union, is a huge frustration for Russian Federation. Read More »

Texas Gov. Abbott grants clemency hours before scheduled execution

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Whitaker was even served his last meal of chicken enchiladas, rice, beans and vegetables. There are two other executions scheduled in the U.S. on Thursday night. "In just over three years as governor, I have allowed 30 executions", Abbott wrote in a statement . Whitaker, who was in the death chamber's holding cell Thursday, said he was thankful for the decision, not for himself but for his dad, according to Jason Clark, a spokesman with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Read More »

New bribery scandal centers on fraud case against Sara Netanyahu

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Last week, the police said sufficient evidence was found to charge Netanyahu in two separate bribery cases. The Israeli opposition leader said on Wednesday that the country should prepare for elections in response to a series of corruption investigations relating to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . Read More »

Trump Holds Joint Presser With Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull

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The president's pick for US Ambassador to Australia, Admiral Harry Harris, last week spoke about the belief North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons is aimed at blackmailing South Korea into reunifying into a single Communist nation. "Australia remains a key market for United States defense products", Trump said. The nearly four hours Mr Turnbull and Mr Trump spent together was another major step forward after their contentious phone call previous year about a refugee deal. Read More »

NRA's LaPierre warns of socialists behind big anti-gun push

Your comments this week and those of our President have been pathetically weak", he said to lasting applause and cheers. Instead, she insisted that keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill or people with criminal records would keep students safe. Read More »

Sultans beat champs Zalmi in Pakistan Super League opener

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To make sure the opening ceremony is as spectacular as the tournament itself, the Pakistan Cricket Board ( PCB ) has invited a glut of Pakistani and global superstars to perform at the event. "We are having three matches in Pakistan this year". He was expertly backed up by Mohammad Irfan , whose extra bounce proved particularly troubling for last year's leading run-scorer Kamran Akmal; he fell for a duck attempting to pull cross the line. Read More »

Schools issue warnings following threat to 'SHS'

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None of which, however, has resulted in any actual danger, but they are being taken seriously following the February 14 mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. Students and parents from many schools with the initials S.H.S. were shaken when they saw a social media post on Wednesday. Additionally, police departments throughout the country are investigating this threat. Read More »

Puccini the envelope: Saudi Arabia to open its first opera house

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The kingdom has been relaxing its decades-old restrictions on entertainment and fun, as part of a wider effort spearheaded by the young crown prince to boost the economy and increase household spending domestically. "We are bringing the most exciting and famous events to Saudi Arabia this year", Khatib told Reuters in an interview, adding that state-sponsored entertainment events would be staged in 56 cities. Read More »

Czech Republic moves up in corruption perception rankings

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Lithuania is in 38th place and Estonia is in 21st place. The best performing country on the 2017 report was New Zealand , which received a score of 89, followed closely by Denmark with a score of 88. As per the report, there is a high variance in public sector corruption across the Asia Pacific region as more than half of the countries in the Asia Pacific score less than 50 on the index. Read More »

Winter Olympics 2018: Russian athlete is guilty of doping violation

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Russia's mixed-doubles curling team would be disqualified from participating in the 2018 Olympics, CAS added. Speaking at a news conference in Moscow, Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said he hoped the doping case would not influence the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision on the country's status. Read More »