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Lizzy Yarnold claims gold medal and retains Skeleton title at Winter Olympics

Lizzy Yarnold claims gold medal and retains Skeleton title at Winter Olympics It is the first time Britain have won three medals in one day at an Olympic Winter Games, after Izzy Atkin claimed a ski slopestyle bronze earlier in the day. "I'm just overwhelmed. I'm so happy". 'So I did not really let myself say that. "Now I'm going to sleep for weeks", she said. Atkin, who is based in Park City, Utah, and has British and Malaysian parents, was persuaded to compete for B... [Full Article...]

CM Pinarayi Vijayan breaks silence on Shuhaib murder

CM Pinarayi Vijayan breaks silence on Shuhaib murder Two CPI (M) workers surrendered before the police on Sunday in connection with the murder of Youth Congress leader M Shuhaib, but the Congress cried foul saying they were "dummy killers" meant to protect the real culprits. IG Rajesh said dismissing rumors of the accused surrendering to the police said, "They did not surrender, but were arrested by the police". Police said they recovered CCTV... [Full Article...]

No medals but plenty of cheers for North Korean athletes

No medals but plenty of cheers for North Korean athletes Kim Yo Jong , the North Korean leader's younger sister, and Kim Yong Nam, the country's ceremonial head of state, attended the opening ceremonies February 9, as part of an Olympic detente with host South Korea. The United Nations has imposed a series of sanctions on North Korea, including one prohibiting all member states from facilitating or engaging in ship-to-ship transfers of goods to or fro... [Full Article...]

Jignesh Mevani detained following call for Ahmedabad bandh

Jignesh Mevani detained following call for Ahmedabad bandh Vankar was fighting for Hemaben Vankar, a landless Dalit farm labourer, who had alleged that authorities were not allotting a plot of land to her family despite collecting Rs 22,236 in 2013. Apart from Mevani, Patel Anamat Andolan Samiti leader Hardik Patel, Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor and Congress Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani came together on Saturday to support the Vankar family. [Full Article...]

Driver removed from presidential motorcade after gun found in bag

Driver removed from presidential motorcade after gun found in bag Before then, it was anything but a typical day at Mar-a-Lago. Screening took place off club grounds in parking lot across the street and roughly an hour before press vans joined up with presidential motorcade . The altercation happened, Axios reported, when Chinese security officials tried to stop the Secret Service agent carrying the briefcase that holds the USA nuclear codes from entering the... [Full Article...]

Former Schoolteacher Flips Kentucky GOP Seat Trump Carried By 49 Points

Former Schoolteacher Flips Kentucky GOP Seat Trump Carried By 49 Points Dan Johnson, a local pastor, killed himself two days after the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published a report saying he had been accused of molesting a 17-year-old girl at his church . Larry Belcher, died in a auto crash in 2008. As for Johnson, she blamed her lost on voter fraud, though state officials said they have not received any complaints. [Full Article...]

Federal Bureau of Investigation warned about Florida school shooter but failed to act

Ideas are great, ideas are wonderful and they help you get re-elected and everything, but what's more important is actual action", said Hogg when asked by CNN if he had a message for Congress. " Jamie was the light of the party", he said, adding that after he lost his brother to cancer a year ago he thought the pain was unbearable but what he has experienced since he lost his daughter was inf... [Full Article...]

Pakistan Supreme Court rules ousted PM Sharif can not lead his party

Pakistan Supreme Court rules ousted PM Sharif can not lead his party The order comes six months after the Supreme Court disqualified him as prime minister of Pakistan after corruption charges surfaced against him and his family in the Panama Papers case. On the other hand, PMLN chairman Raja Zafar ul Haq made it overtly clear that no decision has been taken yet to make Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif new party head. [Full Article...]

BJP MLA Kalyan Singh passes away

BJP MLA Kalyan Singh passes away He was travelling for the "Investors Meet" in Lucknow , that is going to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi , but his Fortuner SUV slammed with a truck that was coming from the opposite direction at Kakaiyyapara. He had also been part of the cabinet in Uttar Pradesh under both leading national parties - BJP and Congress. BJP MLA from Bijnor's Noorpur in UP, Lokendra Singh, di... [Full Article...]

Rahul questions PM's silence on PNB fraud in 'Mann ki Baat'

Rahul questions PM's silence on PNB fraud in 'Mann ki Baat' It doesn't matter for them as long as the BJP are ruling there everything is fine. The PNB detected the scam in which jeweller Nirav Modi acquired fraudulent letters of undertaking from one of its branches for overseas credit from other Indian lenders. [Full Article...]

Alabama police officer shot, suspect barricaded in home

Alabama police officer shot, suspect barricaded in home The standoff ended around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, with Hollie dead. Billa joined the force in January 2016, according to the Mobile Police Department's website . Officer Justin Billa was shot as he approached the suspect's home. "There's a lot that has to be done as we go through the process". It was not immediately clear if the suspect died of his own self-inflicted wounds or he was shot by o... [Full Article...]

Ex-football coach Bennell labelled 'devil incarnate' and sentenced to 31 years

Ex-football coach Bennell labelled 'devil incarnate' and sentenced to 31 years The court was told that Bennell will serve half his sentence in custody with the rest on licence, with an additional licence period of one year. Pep Guardiola says his "thoughts and feelings" were with the victims of Barry Bennell after the former football coach was found guilty of sexually abusing more young players. [Full Article...]

Britain won't be 'Mad Max-style dystopia' after Brexit, reassures Davis

Britain won't be 'Mad Max-style dystopia' after Brexit, reassures Davis Mr. Davis struck a very different tone Tuesday. The colourful prose has won much attention in the press - and has led to headlines along the lines of " David Davis denies Brexit Britain will be like Mad Max ". In a draft version of the text obtained by BI, the government states that "The UK believes the [implementation] period's duration should be determined simply by how long it will take to ... [Full Article...]

Unemployment rises but wage growth accelerates

Unemployment rises but wage growth accelerates The UK rate was 4.4%, a quarterly rise but down on a year ago, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. In Caerphilly the fall was 0.2 per cent (240 people), in Newport it was 0.1 per cent (95 people), and in Monmouthshire a percentage rate was not recorded, but the decrease was 15 people. [Full Article...]

ALERT DAY: Heavy rainfall impacting your Wednesday

ALERT DAY: Heavy rainfall impacting your Wednesday A flood warning for the St. Joseph River at Three Rivers has been issued by the National Weather Service . Many low lying areas will see high water and flooding as well. More possible heavy rain will arrive Friday and Saturday. This morning: Periods of rain, locally heavy. Flood or Flash Flood Warning means flooding or flash flooding is already happening or will soon happen in your area. [Full Article...]

Parkland students heading to Florida capital

Parkland students heading to Florida capital The event is the brainchild of EMPOWER, the Woman's March youth branch, and will take place exactly one month after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But Gordon Weekes, executive chief assistant of Broward's public defender's office, said Thursday that Cruz is "suffering from significant mental illness and significant trauma". [Full Article...]

President to meet with students following massacre

President to meet with students following massacre President Donald Trump visited the Florida town devastated by a school shooting this week, as members of the community called on him to take action to prevent such tragedies in the future. "Oh my god. 17 OF MY CLASSMATES AND FRIENDS ARE GONE AND YOU HAVE THE AUDACITY TO MAKE THIS ABOUT RUSSIA???! ", Morgan Williams, a 16-year-old junior, tweeted in response to Trump's message. [Full Article...]

Killer of seven-year-old Zainab Ansari to be hanged in public

Killer of seven-year-old Zainab Ansari to be hanged in public In the appeal, Imran, while asking to nullify the ATC's decision, took the stance, "The trial was conducted in haste and legal requirements were not fulfilled during the trial". Additionally, Rs1 million from the penalties imposed will be paid to the victim's heirs, the judge had ruled. The Offender faces further charges in the cases of at least seven other children he attacked and raped, five o... [Full Article...]

Text of revised Pacific trade deal released

Text of revised Pacific trade deal released The NIA says the withdrawal of the United States from the deal past year has allowed the suspension of a number of provisions that had originally concerned New Zealanders, including those related to intellectual property, pharmaceuticals and investment. [Full Article...]

Opec gets closer to original target of oil cut pact

Opec gets closer to original target of oil cut pact Opec is closing in on its goal of reducing oil inventories held by industrialised nations to their five-year average, the original target of a supply-cutting pact with Russian Federation and others, figures from the group's head of research showed on Tuesday. [Full Article...]


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