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Israeli jets have struck 3 Hamas posts in response to rocket fire

Israel's military has fired on Hamas installations in Gaza after a rocket launched from the territory exploded inside Israel. No injuries or damages were reported. Gaza residents said an armed training camp, a security compound and an observation post belonging to Hamas were hit. "We are firm in this response".

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4-year-old reunites with mother at Wagha border

Upon seeing the kid walking past the border under protection of Pakistan Army men and border security force, the mother embraced her child and broke into tears. Basit said bringing the child back was a hard task because he was in occupied Kashmir. Pakistan's High Commissioner in New Delhi Adul Basit said in a tweet: "We are thankful to Indian authorities for their cooperation in this humanitarian matter".

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Uttarakhand Polls 2017: Free smartphones,women reservation in Congress manifesto

For women, the manifesto promises free pressure-cookers and gas stoves (to every household) along with subsidies for purchasing gas cylinders. Rs 2500 unemployment allowance within 100 days of forming the government is also promised in the manifesto.

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Sasikala to take over as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Vidyasagar Rao returns to Chennai from Ootacamund tonight. As AIADMK members of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly meet today in Chennai , all eyes are on party General Secretary Sasikala Natarajan who many believe should take over as the Chief Minister.

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US judge puts nationwide block on President Trump's immigration order

Washington Governor Jay Inslee welcomed the decision as a "tremendous victory" but warned that the battle to overturn Mr Trump's executive order was not over. Court challenges have been filed nationwide from states and advocacy groups. Amazon, Expedia and Microsoft were among the backers of the lawsuit, which argued that the ban - which is said to have revoked 60,000-100,000 visas - is unconstitutional.

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No PM dreams, says Akhilesh Yadav; to stay put in UP

Praising his Samajwadi Party ally, Gandhi said that Akhilesh Yadav "had done good work in UP" and the RSS and the Bharatiya Janata Party would be shunted out of the state. Although Akhilesh did not take any action against his estranged uncle, he did issue a warning from Etah that those trying to sabotage the party, will not be spared.

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Dozens killed after avalanches hit Afghanistan

There were reports of deaths in Parwan, to the north of Kabul; Badakhshan in the northeast; and several other parts of the country. As many as 19 people were killed and 17 injured by avalanches, collapsed roofs, and road accidents in the province.

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Trump Tells Israel To Hold Off On West Bank Settlements

About 600,000 Jews live in about 140 authorized settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, but many worldwide organizations, including the United Nations and the European Union, consider the settlements to be an illegal taking of land envisioned as a future homeland for the Palestinians.

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Romania to withdraw controversial corruption decree

At least five people were injured and 60 detained as a result of the clashes between the protesters and the police in Bucharest . As protests entered a fifth day, Romania's Social Democrat leader, Liviu Dragnea, said he would advise the Prime Minister to abandon plans to relax anti-graft laws that have caused turmoil in the country.

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Louvre reopens 24 hours after machete attack

No explosives were found in the two rucksacks he was carrying. Police also said that the attacker's remarks led them to believe that he had meant to carry out a terrorist attack, and was possibly acting alone. It was thought that the suspected attacker wanted to carry out a "terrorist incident", according to Paris police chief Michel Cadot. Another individual was arrested but authorities are still unsure of the person's connection to the attack.

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Trump Says Paris Attack Is A Wake Up Call For America

Earlier on Friday, a man yelling Allahou Akbar (God the Greatest) menaced soldiers and attacked them outside Louvre Museum. Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told reporters that about 1,000 people were inside the Lourve museum at the time and were safe in lockdown until the all-clear was given and they were evacuated in an orderly fashion after security checks.

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Companies Turn Red To Help Fight This Deadly Disease

Rose Dominican for remarks as well as to "flip the switch" and turn the sign's bulbs red for the day. Lake Forest City Clerk Stephanie Smith did just that when she made a decision to wear red not just on National Wear Red Day , but every day in February.

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Crude Oil Rises On US-Iran Tensions; Rig Count Jumps Again

Russia's Novak said that Russian companies might cut oil production more quickly than required by its deal with Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) late a year ago. Trading of Brent crude had not started. Increased supplies coming from the US run the risk of undercutting OPEC's effort to dry out the market. On Wednesday, investors awaited weekly data on USA oil inventories due later in the day.

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Yemeni-American Bodega Owners Will Close Thursday To Protest Trump's Travel Ban

Unconstitutional orders are being placed on us. Following the prayer, several Yemeni merchants and their families will share personal stories of how their lives and families have been impacted by the ban, as well as stories read on behalf of families who are afraid to come forward.

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Farage: European Union Is 'Terrified' of Trump

The process here doesn't allow us to challenge what he's saying, ' he told Buzzfeed News . But Roehampton-born Mr Dance, who was elected to represent London in the EU Parliament in 2014, has now been challenged to a public head-to-head debate by UKIP MEP William Dartmouth.

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USA defence secretary James Mattis affirms United States commitment to South Korea

On his first day in Seoul, Mattis met with Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, South Korea's acting president since Park was impeached in December. Leaders in Tokyo and Seoul have embraced the supportive statements coming from Trump and Mattis.

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Demonstrators Call For Amnesty For Inmates Involved In Deadly Delaware Prison Standoff

Inmates released two correctional officers at. Department of Correction spokesperson Jayme Gravell told the outlet that's protocol, even for an isolated incident, and said there's no threat to the public. Then, a man's voice was patched onto the line, and he said he was asked by hostage takers to relay demands to The News Journal. "We know the institution is going to change for the worse".

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Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed placed on Pak's Exit Control List

The Pakistani government said if India is serious about its allegations against 26/11 Mumbai blasts accused, then it should come up with "concrete evidence". On Tuesday, Saeed's supporters rallied in all major Pakistani cities, including Lahore, Karachi and Peshawar, demanding his release . Pakistan's Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakariya in his weekly briefing in Islamabad said that Pakistan had taken all necessary actions against terrorist elements and that its efforts had been ...

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Senate approves Trump pick for top USA diplomat

The Senate voted to confirm Rex Tillerson as the next Secretary of State on Wednesday, putting the former ExxonMobil CEO in place as the nation's top diplomat. "Our adversaries are obviously watching very closely". The White House has accused Senate Democrats of obstruction and delay. Less than one-third of Americans believe Trump's travel ban makes them more safe, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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FLOTUS Melania Trump May Never Move Into White House

At the end of the school year, they are set to talk about whether their current arrangement will stand, or whether they will move into the White House. "Relationship Issues May Be Another Reason That Barron Will Stay In New York City", which heavily implied that they were close to splitting up. However, the fact that she is living 200 miles away from her husband is not surprise.

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Egypt beats Burkina Faso to reach African Cup final

Koffi came to Burkina Faso's rescue in the 37th minute, as he produced a fine save to keep out Kahraba's swerving effort from 25-yards out. The second half however was a different story as both teams took their chances. Breaking through a near-unbreakable defense. Morocco did give the veteran shot-stopper moments of severe anxiety from crosses - a fact that will not have gone unnoticed by Burkina Faso coach Paulo Duarte.

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Philippines president orders police to stop all anti-drug operations

The move comes amid outrage at home and overseas over alleged human-rights abuses in a campaign that has seen the deaths of more than 6,000 people - half of them at the hands of the police. The president's office has yet to comment on the report. The paid killers claimed their boss is an active-duty police officer, the AI report said.

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Sen. King 'Concerned' by Trump's National Security Council Changes

She said that Bannon "does not have the expertise that the director of National Intelligence or the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have". Spicer called Rice's criticism "clearly inappropriate" and said "the president gets plenty of information from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff".

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Trump Orders New Military Strategy to Defeat ISIS

While officials were consistently insisting the war was going well under President Obama, Trump is said to want much quicker results in the fight against ISIS, which is nearly certain to mean a transition away from the Obama-era tactic of escalations of a few hundred troops at a time, which mostly avoided public debate over the size of the ground force.

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Lyft Overtakes Uber for First Time After a Trump Ban Protest Backlash

Many of New York's taxi drivers are either immigrants or come from Muslim-majority countries and urged Uber to join the boycott. Critics accused Uber of "Strikebreaking", and by Saturday evening, #DeleteUber was the number one trending topic in the country.