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Senate Intelligence Committee Finds 'No Indications' Trump Tower Was Wiretapped

Senate Intelligence Committee Finds 'No Indications' Trump Tower Was Wiretapped

Their respective counterparts on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes and Adam Schiff, made similar comments on Wednesday, Efe news reported. Nunes says he doesn't believe there was "an actual tap of Trump Tower" in NY. Longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone says he believes his contacts with a Russian-linked hacker who took credit for breaching the Democratic National Committee may have been obtained through a FISA warrant. Read More

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Israel's multi-layer defense system fully operational soon

Israel's multi-layer defense system fully operational soon

That includes the Arrow, created to intercept ballistic missiles in the stratosphere from long-range threats like Iran and Iron Dome that defends against short-range rockets from Gaza. "Russia can play a role so that Israel no longer attacks Syria", Assad told Russian journalists yesterday. At the same time, Putin has been cozying up with Israel and discreetly coordinating each others' security activities so as to avoid crossing one another in Syria . Read More

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Iraqi troops seize main bridge, advance on mosque in battle for Mosul

Iraqi troops seize main bridge, advance on mosque in battle for Mosul

USA and Iraqi officials are citing gains in the battle to retake western Mosul from Islamic State, saying pro-government troops have pushed farther into militant-held territory and cut off potential escape routes. Since starting the offensive Iraqi forces have retaken eastern Mosul and about 30% of the west of the city. "It's very key for our forces to secure the riverside and prevent Daesh militants from turning around our advancing forces", a Rapid Response spokesman said in the morning, ... Read More

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Manipur governor congratulates state govt on lifting of economic blockade

Manipur governor congratulates state govt on lifting of economic blockade

The meeting led by Satyendra Garg, joint secretary (north east) at the Union ministry of home affairs, agreed to "create (a) conducive environment for the democratic process of consultation and dialogue". The top UNC leader said that, the UNC appreciates the initiative and new approach of the newly formed BJP-led Manipur government is coming forward to address the core issue at hand. Read More

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Syrian Air Defense Commander Assassinated

One missile was intercepted by Israel's Arrow air defence system, Israeli media reported. While the Syrian Army has achieved major victories against the terrorist groups in the battlefield and has forced the militants to withdraw from many areas, the Israeli aerial operations inside Syria signify the striking similarity between the stances of Tel Aviv and those of terrorist groups and lay bare the "the occupying Israeli regime's illegitimate interests in strengthening Takfiri-Zionist ... Read More

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Syria's war : Forced evacuations begin in Al Waer

Syria's war : Forced evacuations begin in Al Waer

In 2011 the violent repression of demonstrations in many Homs neighbourhoods calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down from power lead thousands to seek refuge in al-Waer. People there say they have been told to get out or die. Mr Barazi said there was communication with other rebel-held areas north of Homs city to reach similar deals. Read More

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Dwayne Bacon Throws Down Vicious Slam Against FGCU

Dwayne Bacon Throws Down Vicious Slam Against FGCU

Their inconsistent play in the last six weeks has tapped the brakes on some of that hype, but the Eagles got a taste of how unsafe FSU can be when they get into a transition-type game. "We had a lot of anxious moments", FSU head coach Leonard Hamilton said. "I could say I was a little nervous", sophomore center Kevarrius Hayes said. Read More

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Saudi strike on refugee boat kills over 31 off Yemen coast

Saudi strike on refugee boat kills over 31 off Yemen coast

The civil war, ground battles and airstrikes have already killed more than 10,000 people, half of them civilians, injured more than 35,000 others and displaced over two millions, according to humanitarian agencies. Children were reported to be among the dead. "Our confirmation is that there are dozens of deaths", said spokesman Joel Millman. The organization said the refugees, who were from Somalia, were probably heading towards Sudan. Read More

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Tillerson shuns all but conservative website on Asia tour

Tillerson said the lower budget reflects the administration's expectations that the United States will be engaged in fewer foreign wars, and that other countries will contribute more to development and disaster aid. "We could not accommodate press", Toner told reporters. It also said the decision to travel without reporters was meant to cut costs. Tillerson admitted it would be challenging but said he accepted that challenge "willingly". Read More

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Documents detail Flynn payments from Russian interests

Documents detail Flynn payments from Russian interests

Maryland Democrat Elijah Cummings wrote Trump, Defense Secretary James Mattis and FBI Director James Comey about the new information Thursday . Volga Dnepr Airlines and the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Government Security Solutions Inc. Both companies are privately owned and based in Russian Federation, though Flynn appears to have given talks to branches based in the US, according to Yahoo News. Read More

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Trump wiretap claims: White House softens stance on unproven tweets

That was the explanation White House press secretary Sean Spicer gave as the White House stepped back on the unsubstantiated claim that former U.S. John McCain of Arizona also asked the White House to do the same - if Trump can't produce evidence. In an interview on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Schiff said that he doesn't " expect we're going to see any evidence " to verify Trump's claims. Read More

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South Australia tightens grip on energy security

Malcolm Turnbull has threatened east coast gas suppliers his government will invoke its powers to control exports should they not make good on commitments to increase supply of the fuel into the domestic market. Ms Stanton said she liked what she had heard from the Government's plan, but like Mr Ross, she was anxious prices would not go down significantly. "But my expectation is yes - but time will tell". Read More

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Stade Francais players say they are on strike over mergers

Stade Francais players say they are on strike over mergers

Whatever happens in the coming months at Racing, it is inevitable that merging with Stade Francais is going to see players and coaching staff being released to explore new opportunities elsewhere. Due to play this weekend against Castres, it looks like Stade will not fulfill the fixture as a result of the strike. Dan Carter's French club Racing 92 and vicious rivals Stade Francais will form a super club in the 2017/18 season after the announcement to merge was made on Monday (NZ time). Read More

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Trump envoy meets Netanyahu, Abbas

Trump envoy meets Netanyahu, Abbas

Before the meeting Tuesday at Abbas's office in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Jason Greenblatt emphasized the USA president's commitment "to the effort to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve a lasting peace through direct negotiations", according to a statement . Read More

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Haitian bus plows into crowd, at least 38 people dead

Haitian bus plows into crowd, at least 38 people dead

The driver fled the scene on foot and is still at large, police said. The bus was on its way to the capital, Port-au-Prince, when it initially hit two people in a town in northern Haiti. Haitian President Jovenel Moise released a statement expressing "his deep sadness following the bad accident". Moise called for "an investigation as soon as possible to shine light on this tragedy". Read More

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Rahul calls for structural changes in Congress

Rahul calls for structural changes in Congress

Vishwajit P. Rane, the Congress MLA from Valpoi and son of Pratapsingh Rane, had also announced that he was quitting the party. Finance minister Arun Jaitley has justified Goa governor Mridula Sinha's decision to invite a coalition led by the BJP instead of the Congress, the largest party, to form the ministry in the state. Read More

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SMU Wins AAC Tournament With Balance 71-56 Win Against Cincinnati

SMU Wins AAC Tournament With Balance 71-56 Win Against Cincinnati

On the season, SMU basketball is averaging 74.6 points, 38.5 rebounds and 16.4 assists per game. Houston hit 41.3 percent of its shots and was 6 for 19 on 3-pointers. They are one of just seven teams in that position (Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, North Carolina, VCU and Wisconsin). UC is a No. 6 seed for the third time in its postseason history, all under Head Coach Mick Cronin, and is seeded in the South Region for the first time since 2004. Read More

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Arkansas Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.8 Percent

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.8 Percent

The headline unemployment rate edged down one-tenth of a percent to 4.7 percent, while the more expansive U-6 unemployment rate was 9.2 percent, down two-tenths of a percent. At 7.7 percent, Lawrence County had the highest area unemployment rate in January, up from 6.8 percent in December and down slightly from the January 2016 rate of 7.8 percent. Read More

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How the President Returned to Nigeria

How the President Returned to Nigeria

It is the second time in less than a year that Buhari, who came to power in 2015, has sought medical assistance overseas. "They don't just swallow everything", Buhari said. Mr. Osinbajo, in his response, acknowledged there were challenges but appreciated the trust his principal reposed in him, quipping that he found going around in borrowed robes most enchanting. Read More

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Hadwin holds off Cantlay for Valspar title

Hadwin holds off Cantlay for Valspar title

Well, the golf gods made up for it at the 13th hole. Hadwin sank a one-foot tap-in for the victory after Cantlay bogeyed the par-four 18th, failing to get up-and-down from a greenside bunker. A closing bogey allowed Hadwin to seal the win with a short par putt. Speaking with Global News, Hadwin credited his fiancé with helping him focus on the course and deal with the inevitable frustration that comes with playing on the PGA Tour. Read More

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Kim Chol is Kim Jong-nam, says IGP

Kim Chol is Kim Jong-nam, says IGP

Malaysia has said it will now ban North Koreans in the country from leaving. The NIS has a spotty record on reporting developments in North Korea. He was the half-brother of North Korea's "supreme leader" Kim Jong Un, who is widely suspected of ordering the assassination. Read More

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Pope Francis MIGHT be open to married Catholic men becoming priests

Pope Francis MIGHT be open to married Catholic men becoming priests

In an interview with a German news outlet, Pope Francis addressed a variety of topics, one of those topics was the future of priesthood in the Catholic Church. There is roughly one priest for every 10,000 Catholics in this area. Mathew Schmalz, a professor of religion at College of the Holy Cross, said that if a married Catholic man like him could become a priest, he'd be interested. Read More

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Canadian judge who asked alleged rape victim to 'keep knees together' resigns

Canadian judge who asked alleged rape victim to 'keep knees together' resigns

The Canadian Judicial Council earlier Thursday had asked the Minister of Justice to dismiss Judge Robin Camp, who then issued a statement declaring his resignation. The CJC concluded Camp failed to meet these high standards and his actions and comments "seriously undermined public confidence in the judiciary". Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould said on Thursday she is confident Mr Camp received due process in his disciplinary review and accepts his decision to step down as of ... Read More

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Sophie Gregoire Trudeau's Facebook post celebrating men for Women's Day hits backlash

Sophie Gregoire Trudeau's Facebook post celebrating men for Women's Day hits backlash

But Trump's anti-regulation and tough-on-trade approach could also challenge Trudeau's vision for a clean-energy future and the carbon-pricing plan he says will help bring it about. 'Women's day is about women, not men!' "Allies and unity are crucial, but so is womanhood", one woman responded on Facebook. Those of us who pushed ahead and knocked down barriers might say that we got to where we are in spite of the influence of men in our lives, not because of them. Read More

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Marcus Stoinis to replace Mitchell Marsh

Marcus Stoinis to replace Mitchell Marsh

In the two Tests of this series, he managed just 48 runs in four innings and bowled only five overs without picking up a wicket. The series is now all square at 1-1 after India claimed the second Test by 75 runs. I was really happy with the way he played the second innings in Pune. He was among the first group to land in Dubai for a pre-tour training camp, having been ruled out of ODI series against Pakistan (home) and New Zealand (away). Read More

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Indian fisherman's killing: Sri Lanka Navy has promised full probe, say sources

Indian fisherman's killing: Sri Lanka Navy has promised full probe, say sources

Strongly condemning the unprovoked firing against the innocent fishermenby the Lankan Navy, he said the Centre should take permanent steps to prevent recurrence of such incidents in the future. Fishermen protest in Tamil Nadu's Rameswaram. The chief minister said he had been informed that the deceased fisherman Britjo sustained a bullet wound on his neck and died while being brought to the shore. Read More

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Families of MH370 Victims to Fundraise Investigation Relaunch Three Years Later

Families of MH370 Victims to Fundraise Investigation Relaunch Three Years Later

In January, a tripartite committee comprising of China, Australia and Malaysia chose to cease MH370 search operations immediately after completing the earmarked 120,000-square kilometer (46,332 miles) search area in the Indian Ocean. To date, at least six pieces of aircraft debris found along Africa's east coast have been confirmed as originating from MH370. He said that an global team of experts in Australia is still studying whether an area north of the previous search area could be the ... Read More

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Chris Cillizza: Jeff Sessions had a bad week

It was all about Russian Federation at the confirmation hearing Tuesday for Rod Rosenstein , President Trump's pick for deputy attorney general. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday defended his confirmation testimony about his connections to Russian officials after revelations last week that the then-senator met with the Russian ambassador to the United States during the 2016 campaign. Read More

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India installs its tallest flag in Attari, Pakistan cries 'espionage'

India installs its tallest flag in Attari, Pakistan cries 'espionage'

Before this, Ranchi had the record of nations tallest tricolor which is 293 feet high. Pakistan's border guards have raised concerns over the tallest Indian flag at Attari which has been installed just 150 metres away from the border. It is said that it can be spotted from Lahore in neighboring Pakistan and floodlights have been installed around it. The pole, which is already in place, is said to be visible from a long distance, even from Lahore in Pakistan. Read More

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'Logan' slices box office with $85.3M, 'Moonlight' gets bump

'Logan' slices box office with $85.3M, 'Moonlight' gets bump

As noted by Entertainment Weekly , Hugh Jackman has spent the last 17 years playing Wolverine in both ensemble X-Men films like Days of Future Past and his own solo movies like X-Men Origins: Wolverine . He said: "A week ago, Friday night in Berlin, the three of us sat, watching the movie". The Shack , exceeding expectations, placed No. 3 behind Logan and Universal/Blumhouse holdover Get Out , which grossed $26.1 million in its second weekend for an impressive domestic total of ... Read More

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