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Pak's defence, economic ties with Saudi Arabia deepened: Dastgir

The AFC launched its regional office in Riyadh with the appointment of H.H. Princess Noura Bint Faisal Al Saud as Honorary President. Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir on Thursday said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its historical relations with Saudi Arabia and Iran.

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Third edition of PSL to begin in Dubai on Feb 22

Glitzy opening ceremony for third installment of Pakistan Super League (PSL-3) is underway at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Peshawar Zalmi is owned by Javed Afridi and its brand ambassadors are Mahira Khan and Hamza Ali Abbasi who are set to make appearances at their matches, as are Multan Sultans' brand ambassadors, Ahsan Khan and actress Momal Sheikh.

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WH: New Security Clearance Policy Will Not Affect Kushner's Work

Kushner has held an interim security clearance for more than a year, his attorney, Abbe Lowell, told The Associated Press last week. According to some people in the White House, Kelly's new policy states that employees like Kushner with interim security statuses will no longer have access to top intelligence information.

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Sullivan School District Responds Following Social Media Threat

They say the person named is not a student registered in GDOE, and the public page is non-existent. At this time, we have no reason to believe that there is a security or safety risk to students or Summit High School. The Saint John Police Force was alerted to the threat Wednesday evening. The boy was arrested, and police determined that the threat was a hoax. The threat remains under active investigation by the Summit County Sheriff's Office and federal law enforcement partners.

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

The Venezuelan government recently announced early presidential elections. "But regardless, it is imperative that the U.S. Treasury Department is equipped with tools and enforcement mechanisms to combat the use of cryptocurrency to evade U.S.

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Theresa May 'held to ransom' by Brexiteers' letter of demands

The document's emergence comes after more than 60 Eurosceptic Tory MPs set out a list of Brexit demands for the prime minister - and a day before ministers meet at Chequers to try to thrash out a way forward. BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said the leak suggested the United Kingdom "has softened its position". May's office declined to comment on the letter or the meeting, though one official said May welcomed all contributions to the Brexit debate.

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Syrian Popular Forces Support Population in Afrin Enclave

Describing the incursion as an act of aggression, the Syrian government has strongly criticized Ankara for violating the Arab country's sovereignty, calling on Turkey to withdraw its forces from Afrin as soon as possible. Turkey has been waging "Operation Olive Branch" against Syria's Afrin since January 20 in a bid to eliminate the YPG. Turkey had said that if Syrian forces came in to Afrin to support the Kurdish YPG forces, there would be serious consequences .

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Makkal Needhi Maiam: Kamal Haasan floats new political party

Claiming that the actor would offer no real alternative to the DMK or AIADMK , senior party leader Veerappa Moily said Haasan would fail to capture the people's imagination. Haasan had been vocal against the Tamil Nadu government on the issue of corruption, thus incurring the wrath of several state ministers, who have accused the actor of speaking in general terms and dared him to provide evidence of his charges.

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Norway's Braaten wins freestyle skiing men's slopestyle in PyeongChang

He put in a consistent final performance, with his other two runs both scoring above 80. Oystein Braaten's boxer shorts have never been luckier. "I didn't even know that was a televised moment at all", Kenworthy said. "There were some really good guys still to drop, so it was a nail-biting moment waiting at the bottom". In the next run, Woods moved up to second with a score of 91.00, but Beaulieu-Marchand soon displaced him into silver when posting 92.40.

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'Dozens' of Russian nationals hurt in U.S. attack in eastern Syria: ministry

On Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said five Russian nationals were preliminarily confirmed to have been killed in Syria in the clash with the us -led coalition. In Moscow, Lavrov said that Washington needs to stop "playing with fire" in Syria and accused the Pentagon of not updating the Kremlin and the Russian Defense Ministry about the rebels' activities in the Deir ez-Zor area.

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Trump Hits WashPost Over Rachel Crooks' Kiss Story: 'False Accusation'

Crooks moved to New York City from OH in 2005, chasing dreams of working in fashion and living in a skyscraper, and took a job working for Bayrock, an investment firm in Trump Tower, Eli Saslow reports for the Post . The incident lasted about two minutes, according to Crooks. Trump asked why the Post hasn't published any stories on the women who took "money to make up stories" about him.

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NCCA rules Louisville must vacate wins - including 2013 national championship

Uofl also must vacate wins from 2011-2012 through 2014-2015 seasons, which includes another Final Four. The NCAA decision is unrelated to an ongoing Federal Bureau of Investigation corruption probe of college basketball programs including Louisville, which led to the firing of coach Rick Pitino and athletics director Tom Jurich in October.

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Venezuelan calls on Trump to start dialogue between Caracas, Washington

Cryptocurrencies by design are decentralized financial systems, so one created by a government runs contrary to that spirit and creates an opportunity for manipulation, said Leidenz. In 2017, the USA sanctioned nearly 50 Venezuelans for undermining democracy, according to the State Department. Maduro has also touted the petro as the fulfillment of the late Hugo Chavez's dream of upending global capitalism away from the dominance of the US dollar and Wall Street.

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AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal arrested

Prakash was allegedly manhandled at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence last night, an official said , even as the chief minister's office dismissed the accusation as "bizarre and baseless". AAP leaders on Tuesday had alleged that some unidentified government officials had attacked Ashish Khetan and Imran Husain, a cabinet minister in the Kejriwal government.

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Abbas to seek wider peace process in United Nations speech

The U.N. Mideast envoy is warning that if the window of opportunity for peace between Israel and the Palestinians isn't seized quickly, the conflict "will be engulfed in the whirlwind of religious radicalization that remains present in the region".

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Cyclone Gita hits New Zealand after hammering Tonga

Cyclone Gita hit the Pacific island nations of Fiji and Tonga last week, packing winds up to 275 kph (171 mph). "Until the weather settles down we don't expect to make much headway in exposed areas", Marsh told the New Zealand Herald.

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Korea says talks to hold postponed joint U.S. drill moving forward

It is estimated between 70-75 percent of the 22 million North Koreans remain undernourished or starving while Kim Jong Un spends almost a third, if not more, of North Korea's annual GDP on the military and nuclear arsenal. and North Korean diplomacy could be held at the meeting. Shin Jong-woo, a researcher at the Korea Defense and Security Forum, a think tank, said: "Even though the joint military drills can be a hurdle for inter-Korean reconciliation, I believe they are necessary".

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Congressional map raises Democrats' hopes, legal test ahead

The map, which the court had ordered after ruling that the current version is overly partisan, does away with the wackily shaped districts that are the hallmarks of gerrymandering. House from Republican to Democrat, Madonna estimates they need to flip three seats in Pennsylvania. There, Republicans have held seats in bizarrely contorted districts, including one described as " Goofy Kicking Donald Duck ".

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Trump endorses Romney for US Senate seat

Mr. Trump said in a Twitter post. Hours after making his campaign announcement early Friday morning, Romney filed paperwork with Utah's elections office allowing him to start collecting the signatures of 28,000 registered Republicans to earn a spot on a June primary ballot.

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Merkel 'anoints chosen successor' with party role

Although Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer has a formidable record as an election campaigner, all her experience so far has been in regional politics in her home state of Saarland, where she is now prime minister. It is not without risk as it will cut her off from her power base in Saarland and will not give her the ministerial experience of running a department.

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Virgin Hyperloop One Sets Out Plan to Link Indian Ports

The system is expected to support 150 million passenger trips annually with savings of up to 90 million hours in travel time. Sir Richard Branson , the founder of Virgin Group and Chairman of Hyperloop One announced the agreement with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis at the Magnetic Maharashtra event held in Mumbai .

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Scholars Poll Ranks Donald Trump As 'Worst President Of All

It's President's Day in the United States, and to celebrate the occasion a group of academics have banded together to rank Trump as the worst president of all time . In order, they were Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Harry S. Truman and Dwight Eisenhower.

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Internet everywhere: SpaceX launch satellites for wi-fi

In testimony last May before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Cooper billed the proposed Starlink constellation as a boon for the 24 million Americans who don't have access to a speedy Internet connection. The primary payload on Falcon 9 rocket is the 3,000-pound Paz . Satellites will play a critical role in Musk's efforts to reach his ultimate role of establishing a human settlement on Mars.

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Ethiopia says state of emergency will last 6 months

The U.S. Embassy to Ethiopia on Saturday released a statement opposing the most recent state of emergency declaration. The resignation of Hailemariam, in power since 2012, comes amid protracted anti-government protests and follows a nationwide state of emergency previous year.

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Thousands feel tremors after 4.4 natural disaster hits Wales and England

Swansea University's Bay Campus had to be evacuated and a Welsh Football League match... The epicentre of the 4. 4 magnitude quake was close to Cwmllynfell, around 12 miles from Swansea. Neath Port Talbot councillor John Warman said he had received a large number of calls from Cimla residents about the earth tremor. All my ornaments were clinking, and it was quite frightening.