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Winter Olympics: South Korea brings curtain down on 'Peace Games'

Winter Olympics: South Korea brings curtain down on 'Peace Games' The interaction between President Trump's daughter and Gen. Kim, who headed an eight-member North Korean delegation, was similar to the cold-shoulder encounter between Vice President Mike Pence and the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un during the opening ceremonies in Pyeongchang . [Full Article...]

Leicester explosion: Huge blast rocks street as police rush to 'major incident'

Leicester explosion: Huge blast rocks street as police rush to 'major incident' University Hospitals of Leicester said the four people taken to a local hospital are critically injured. Pictures showed flames rising from a building. Another added: "Explosion on or near HinckleyRoad in Leicester". Police have declared a "major incident" after reports of an explosion in Leicester in Britain. [Full Article...]

US beats Sweden to win men's curling gold

US beats Sweden to win men's curling gold A Season 21 episode titled " Boy Meets Curl " resurfaced in the wake of the curling team's win, and the resemblances are uncanny. But he performed so badly he was benched, and then finished ninth of 10 teams in Sochi. Of course, Twitter was quick to point out that the episode has nothing to do with the Olympics, but that doesn't escape the fact that 'The Simpsons' has predicted an very bad lot... [Full Article...]

North Korea Is Willing to Talk With US, South's Leader Says

North Korea Is Willing to Talk With US, South's Leader Says Gus Kenworthy. a two-time Olympian for the US, wondered what she is doing there among the many accomplished athletes. "On the eve of closing of the Olympics, United States is running amok to bring another dark cloud of confrontation and war over the Korean peninsula by announcing enormous sanctions against the DPRK", it said, using the initials of the North's official name, the Democratic Pe... [Full Article...]

Police respond to "major incident" in Leicester, England

Police respond to A huge explosion has ripped through a shop in Leicester sparking a "major incident" - with police and fire crew rushing to the scene, Daily Star reports. People living nearby took to Twitter saying the explosion - on Hinckley Road - had caused whole houses to shake. One person who lived on the street told the Leicester Mercury that the explosion was "massive". [Full Article...]

India win tense thriller at Newlands

India win tense thriller at Newlands Jonker brought South Africa close to a shocking win before India held their nerves in the last over when 18 was needed off it. Jonker put on 51 in 3.3 overs with Farhaan Behardien for the sixth wicket at over 14.5 runs an over to bring his side close after they had looked down and out as late as the 18th over. [Full Article...]

40cm of snow and -10 degrees predicted for Offaly next week

40cm of snow and -10 degrees predicted for Offaly next week The yellow alert will remain valid until 9am on Monday as temperatures for the next week could plunge to as low as -10C . Sunday will be most sunny and dry with a high of around 6C. There will be a widespread sharp to severe frost and drivers are advised to slow down and be mindful of areas of black ice. "However, cloud will increase from the east in the afternoon with patchy sleet and snow m... [Full Article...]

Labour to confirm position on customs union

Labour to confirm position on customs union Labour's Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer warned May that "crunch time is coming" over her Brexit plans, which she will set out on Friday, although she has always said Britain would not remain a member of the EU customs union. Sir Starmer said Labour backed staying in a customs union to preserve trade in its biggest markets after Britain leaves the EU in March 2019, and because it is the best way of ... [Full Article...]

Delta, United Cut Ties With NRA

Delta, United Cut Ties With NRA The additional guns would be inside schools. But it is not a novelty for companies to distance themselves from the group after mass shootings. In his view, the solution includes pay bonuses for teachers willing to pack weapons. That opposition was evident just outside Washington on Thursday. The speech he made Friday to conservatives at the Conservative Political Action Conference made that ... [Full Article...]

Florida school officer 'didn't have the courage'

Florida school officer 'didn't have the courage' The revelation comes as President Trump is leading the charge calling for more adults inside schools to be armed. Scores of students from Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School joined other students from other high schools on Wednesday as massive protests against ending of gun violence gained momentum across the U.S. [Full Article...]

PSL 3: Peshawar Zalmi defeats Islamabad United by 34 runs

PSL 3: Peshawar Zalmi defeats Islamabad United by 34 runs Multan Sultans play the opening game of this edition of the PSL against Peshawar Zalmi at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday. So, players that aren't good in the field will have to battle very hard to get into the team as they won't fit into the brand of cricket we are looking for, ' the Pakistan coach said. [Full Article...]

Woman fatally stabbed at library in Winchester

Woman fatally stabbed at library in Winchester The man, who has been identified as Jeffrey Yao of Winchester, also stabbed a 77-year-old man after he attempted to save the woman. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead. One neighbor said she has been keeping her kids inside the house whenever Yao was around. Yao graduated from Winchester High School in 2012, according to the Globe . [Full Article...]

Democrats release memo rebutting GOP claims of Federal Bureau of Investigation abuse

Democrats release memo rebutting GOP claims of Federal Bureau of Investigation abuse Donald Trump called into Jeanine Pirro's Fox News Channel show on Saturday night to offer a discursive rant about Adam Schiff's just-released memo and the Russian investigation. Trump has said that the GOP memo "vindicates" him in the ongoing Russian Federation investigation led by special counsel Rober Mueller. The memo was released on Saturday with redactions from the White Hous... [Full Article...]

Parents of abducted Nigerian girls plan to join BringBackOurGirls campaign

Parents of abducted Nigerian girls plan to join BringBackOurGirls campaign Residents said they saw Boko Haram insurgents taking away girls by truck when they attacked the school. Parents in Dapchi, in Yobe state, said had they set up a support group after Monday's raid, which has revived memories of the 2014 abduction of more than 200 girls in Chibok. [Full Article...]

Mexican President calls off Washington visit

Mexican President calls off Washington visit Peña Nieto had to make an official visit to Washington this month or in March, but both countries chose to cancel the plan after trump has not agreed to publicly reaffirm the position of Mexico that it will not Finance the construction of the wall between the two countries. [Full Article...]

Florida governor to unveil 'major changes' in school safety

Florida governor to unveil 'major changes' in school safety Peterson resigned after he was suspended without pay. Before he left for CPAC event, Mr Trump questioned the alleged inaction of an armed officer who failed to stop the gunman who carried out last week's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland , Florida , which left 17 people dead. [Full Article...]

Winter Olympics: Marit Bjorgen wins gold for Norway in mass start classic

Winter Olympics: Marit Bjorgen wins gold for Norway in mass start classic Norway's Marit Bjorgen won gold in the women's cross-country skiing mass start, the final event of the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. Norway leaves PyeongChang with a record 39 Olympic medals and 14 cross-country medals. Then, however, they won only nine gold medals. That sent the game to overtime, and a mistake from Germany's Patrick Reimer saw him concede a penalty for high stick... [Full Article...]

18-year-old girl burnt alive in India

18-year-old girl burnt alive in India They surrounded her and poured petrol over her. "They will soon be traced and sent to jail. However, the local police team was looking at all the possible angles of the incident and the reasons behind it", he said. It is not yet clear if she committed suicide or was murdered, said reports. "Anything concrete could be concluded only on the basis of post-mortem report", maintained the officer. [Full Article...]

Saleh Muslim: Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague

Saleh Muslim: Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague The People's Protection Units (YPG) and its political parent organization the Democratic Union Party (PYD) control Afrin which stayed intact in the last seven years from much of the ravaging effects of the Syrian civil war until last month's commencement of the Turkish campaign to capture it. [Full Article...]

Hours After Meeting Shooting Survivors, Trump Starts Praising The NRA

Hours After Meeting Shooting Survivors, Trump Starts Praising The NRA As happens after most gun massacres, the NRA has come under scrutiny following the school shooting in Parkland , Florida , last week. An idea that has been floated is allowing teachers who are already licensed gun owners to be trained to work with school resource officers to defend their buildings in case of violence. [Full Article...]


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