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People A Plane Crash in Iran Kills All the 65 Passengers On Board
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Officials earlier said 66 people were aboard the plane, but the state-run IRNA news agency reported later that one person listed as a passenger had missed the flight. Heavy winds, fog and snow caused the search to be called off on Sunday and helicopters to be grounded on Monday. Shahin Fat'hi, deputy head of Rescue and Relief Organization, also said that rescue teams might be forced to camp in the area to resume searching operation as well as transferring the bodies the next morning.

People The History of Presidents' Day
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The day is now commonly considered a celebration of all US presidents, past and present. Like many other three-day weekend holidays, modern habits have transformed the meaning of the day. This interpretation was fueled by the numerous states that adopted "Presidents' Day" as the holiday's name, rather than the traditional "Washington's Birthday".

People Syrian regime intensifies bombing of rebel-held Eastern Ghouta
Author: 0 Syrian regime intensifies bombing of rebel-held Eastern Ghouta

The rescue service, which operates in rebel territory, said strikes killed 20 people and wounded dozens in the town of Hammouriyeh alone on Monday. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes, rocket fire and shelling on several parts of the besieged suburbs also wounded more than 300 people.

People Four Israeli Soldiers Wounded in Gaza Border Explosion
Author: 0 Four Israeli Soldiers Wounded in Gaza Border Explosion

Palestinian officials say Saturday's target belonged to the Islamic Jihad militant group and there were no casualties. In a separate incident, an IDF tank opened fire on a group of Palestinians approaching the border in a "suspicious manner", the army said.

People Wales shaken by 4.4 magnitude quake
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The epicenter was located about 20km - 12 miles - north-north-east of Swansea, said the British Geological Survey. Many people took to Twitter to ask "what was that?" The natural disaster, with an epicenter north of Swansea, was felt through southwest England and the south of Wales, according to the BBC .

People Iran-India relations: A history of peaceful collaboration
Author: 0 Iran-India relations: A history of peaceful collaboration

In a joint statement issued by the two countries here at the end of deliberations, both sides while recognising the challenges of terrorism, also expressed the need to identify and address conditions conducive to terrorism as well as extremist ideologies.

People Rugby union referee remembers 'extraordinary' transformation of South Africa in 1995 final
Author: 0 Rugby union referee remembers 'extraordinary' transformation of South Africa in 1995 final

To many, he represents a kind of royalty of the African National Congress (ANC), an upper class that has grown removed from the average South African the party still claims to champion. But Ramaphosa never shied away from using his political ties to accumulate vast wealth for himself, and over the years, critics have said the program rewarded only a small class of black South Africans with ties to the ANC.

People Indian Woman married Two Women as a 'Man' for Dowry
Author: 0 Indian Woman married Two Women as a 'Man' for Dowry

People such as Sen's wives are not victims of one person alone, they are victims of a society that priortises women's silence over speaking the truth, silent martyrdom over demanding justice, and of a system that has institutionalised dowry .

People King Mohammed VI Congratulates New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa
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Cape Town - President Cyril Ramaphosa will appoint a commission of inquiry into tax administration and governance into the South African Revenue Service (SARS). South Africa's GDP is estimated to grow by around 1 percent this year. In addition, he must tackle sluggish economic growth, high unemployment and economic inequality that are among South Africa's most deep-rooted problems.

People Turkey, US can solve problems only through dialogue: FM
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies Turkey and the United States would work together in Syria after a spike in tensions over the conflict. In Brussels, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the United States and Turkey are in open dialogue about their differences. Turkey has said Kurdish fighters have travelled through Manbij to re-inforce Afrin, the Syrian Kurdish canton to the west of Aleppo invaded by Turkish troops in January.

People 300 militants in Pakistan ready to enter India: Army
Author: 0 300 militants in Pakistan ready to enter India: Army

Earlier in the day, Sitharaman visited soldiers and civilians, who were injured in the terror attack at Sunjuwan military camp, at the Army hospital in Jammu . On the Sunjuwan terror strike in the state on Saturday, he said, "It is the frustrated enemy (Pakistan) which does involve itself in such activities when it is not able to face us on the borders".

People Appeals court declares Trump travel ban unconstitutional
Author: 0 Appeals court declares Trump travel ban unconstitutional

The Supreme Court allowed the third version to go into effect while legal proceedings continued. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in December that Trump had likely exceeded his authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act in enacting the latest ban.

People Democrats flip 36th GOP-held state legislative seat
Author: 0 Democrats flip 36th GOP-held state legislative seat

He also experienced the GOP backlash in 2010 that saw Republicans do extremely well in such races. A whopping 84 Democrats seeking to oust Republican incumbents in 54 districts began this year with bankrolls of at least $200,000, according to a Bloomberg Government analysis of Federal Election Commission filings.

People Turnbull pressures Joyce to quit
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On Thursday, Mr Turnbull held an impromptu press conference during which he personally criticised Mr Joyce for the "terrible hurt and humiliation" he caused his wife, daughters and new partner, Vikki Campion. The war of words between Australia's two most senior lawmakers risks undermining the ruling Liberal-National coalition government, which already trails in opinion polls ahead of elections due by next year.

People USA and Turkey look to mend ties as Syria tension grows
Author: 0 USA and Turkey look to mend ties as Syria tension grows

Canikli and Mattis arrived in Brussels to attend NATO Ministers of Defense meetings. Speaking with reporters on the sidelines of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels, Mattis said his talks with his Turkish counterpart were open and honest, but acknowledged the differences.

People Md. student accused of bringing loaded gun to school
Author: 0 Md. student accused of bringing loaded gun to school

Following up on a tip, a Plano West student was found in possession of a handgun on campus this morning. School administration and the school resource officer immediately made contact with the student. The student, whose name has not been released , is in police custody. The student is going through school disciplinary processes, the district said in the letter, but because of student confidentiality, officials can't share any additional information about the discipline.

People Arizona woman wakes up with British accent
Author: 0 Arizona woman wakes up with British accent

Eventually, Myers was able to form a sentence. She's had it ever since. When she woke up, she was British - but not in terms of her nationality or even her location. After eight days, during which she hid at home, feeling self-conscious, Michelle's voice returned to normal. When I woke up, my face felt amusing on the right side and my left hand felt tingly.

People Trump budget ends United States funding for International Space Station by 2025
Author: 0 Trump budget ends United States funding for International Space Station by 2025

The space agency next year would invest $150 million as an initial investment in commercial capabilities that by 2025 would provide a "seamless transition" from NASA's existing ISS program. But key US legislators and space experts are expressing concern about the plan. The US government would create a $150m programme to help prepare private companies to take over space station operations over the next seven years, according to the document.

People ANC Leadership to Decide Whether President Zuma Leaves Government
Author: 0 ANC Leadership to Decide Whether President Zuma Leaves Government

New ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa and Secretary General Ace Magashule traveled late Monday to deliver the party's decision to Zuma at his residence in capital Pretoria . "Zuma told Ramaphosa and Magashule that he would respond to them publicly when the party informed him of the decision to recall him", a source said.

People United States intelligence officials see signs of Russian meddling in midterms
Author: 0 United States intelligence officials see signs of Russian meddling in midterms

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Russian Federation, as well as other foreign entities, were likely to pursue more cyber attacks on USA and European elections this year and beyond. "We are not going to allow some Russian to tell us how we're going to vote". In Trump's mind, the issue of collusion between his campaign and the Russian government is indistinguishable from the notion that Russia meddled in the election to help him win, the sources said.

People Iraq Neighbors Pledge Billions to Baghdad for IS Group Recovery
Author: 0 Iraq Neighbors Pledge Billions to Baghdad for IS Group Recovery

It shows Kuwait's deep desire to see its northern neighbour have a stable government after the years of unrest following the 2003 US -led invasion that toppled Saddam. "We realize the scale of destruction wrought on Iraq as a result of terrorist organizations' control of some of its lands", Sabah said at the conference.

People Germany: Martin Schulz steps down as SPD head
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Olaf Scholz, appointed SPD interim leader on Tuesday, said European Union reform plans included in the coalition agreement were a strong reason to back the deal. Schulz is expected to take a seat on the SPD's backbenches. Germany has been without a proper government since an inconclusive election last September, which saw Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left SPD both lose seats and a far-right party enter the Bundestag lower house for the first time.

People Seaside Park Bomber Sentenced to Multiple Life Terms
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Chilling surveillance videos played at Rahimi's trial showed pedestrians enjoying a temperate Saturday night before they recoiled in shock and ran for their lives when his pressure-cooker bomb blew up outside a home for the blind and disabled around 8 p.m.

People The internet is enthralled by the Obamas' official portraits
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The paintings were revealed Monday at the gallery, which is part of the Smithsonian group of museums. The former first couple attended the unveiling of their portraits, which is a rite of passage for most former presidents . Michelle Obama's portrait done by Sherald, is a grayscale painting of the former First Lady perched behind a blue background, wearing a white floor-length gown with splashes of color.

People Modi's backward-looking thought led to note ban, says Rahul Gandhi
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B S Yeddyurappa, the BJP strongman in Karnataka, on Friday took a dig at Congress chief Rahul Gandhi as the latter began his party's assembly election campaign in the poll-bound southern state. Gandhi also claimed that the Modi government was slowly ignoring the loans of businessmen who had a debt of around Rs 10 lakh crore but was not ready to write off farmers debt.

People More than 100 Assad forces killed in US-backed attack
Author: 0 More than 100 Assad forces killed in US-backed attack

Russian Federation officially withdrew its forces from Syria in December 2017 after two years fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad, though hundreds of private military contractors from Russian Federation remain in the country. Russian contract soldiers were killed in the attack. It sees them as an existential threat to Turkey. The official said that Iranian-backed forces might have also been involved in the attack.

People Philippines president orders cancelation of $233mn helicopter deal with Canada
Author: 0 Philippines president orders cancelation of $233mn helicopter deal with Canada

This was in line with President Rodrigo Duterte's armed forces modernization program. "We respect the stand of Canada", Duterte said in a news conference in Davao City. "Do not proceed any more, and somehow we will look for another supplier", he said of the deal for 16 Bell 412 EPI utility helicopters announced by the two governments this week.

People Red Raiders No. 3 seed in NCAA bracket preview
Author: 0 Red Raiders No. 3 seed in NCAA bracket preview

With a month remaining until Selection Sunday, the NCAA selection committee released its preliminary bracket projection of the tournament's top 16 seeds on Sunday. The No. 2 Cavaliers (23-2, 12-1 ACC) travel to No. 25 Miami (18-6, 7-5 ACC) on Tuesday to face the Hurricanes at 9 p.m.at the Watsco Center. Kansas, North Carolina and Arizona filled out the top four in the West Region in Los Angeles.

People 10 terrorists killed in police raid in Egypt's Sinai
Author: 0 10 terrorists killed in police raid in Egypt's Sinai

Col. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ordered the military to defeat Islamists in the region by the end of this month. Egypt's army has pursued Islamic State group militants in the northern Sinai region for years, after numerous bomb and gun attacks on troops in the region.