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World News Labour Support A Customs Union With EU, Shadow Brexit Secretary Says
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It would involve reaching "a new treaty" because membership in the EU Customs Union would end when Britain is no longer an EU member, he said. Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, Labour's Brexit secretary Kier Starmer said being in a customs union with the EU was neccessary to secure tariff-free access to the EU once it leaves the bloc.

World News Aruna Reddy creates history to win bronze at Gymnastics World Cup
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The 22-year-old gymnast won the bronze medal with a score of 13.649 in the Hisense Arena in Melbourne . This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire. The 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games and 2014 Asian Games bronze medallist Ashish Kumar will also feature in the finals of men's vault on Sunday after he finished sixth in the qualifying round.

World News Florida school officer 'didn't have the courage'
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At a news conference Thursday , Broward Sheriff Scott Israel excoriated Deputy Scot Peterson - who has resigned - for his failure to enter the school and engage the shooter. The shooting lasted about 6 minutes. Two other officers are also being investigated for their actions in previous contacts with Cruz. The sheriff's office is conducting a review over the possible mishandling of at least 23 tips spanning almost ten years about the shooting suspect, including one in 2017 that he was ...

World News Dapchi attack: FG says 110 girls missing
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The fate of the girls is not yet known, though many fear they have abducted as brides for the Boko Haram extremists, who in 2014 kidnapped 276 girls from a boarding school in Chibok and forced them to marry their captors. "This is the second time in four days that a Federal Government delegation would visit Yobe State since the unfortunate incident". Boko Haram insurgents assaulted the girls' boarding school last Monday.

World News Asif sparkles on debut as Peshawar wallop Islamabad
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Lahore Qalandars and Quetta Gladiators will face each other in the fifth match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL ) 2018 In Dubai today. Umaid Asif of Peshawar Zalmi is the new find of PSL 2018. This is a chance for all foodies and cricket lovers to unite and share the season's enthusiasm on one platform. It showed in their performances, as the defending champions slipped towards the back of the pack, but they are back to contend again this year.

World News Democrats debunk Russian probe bias in memo
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The Democratic memo released Saturday - a counter to the one earlier released by GOP Rep. Devin Nunes - had President Trump tweeting up a storm. But congressional Democrats and Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Representative Trey Gowdy of SC, who helped draft the GOP memo, have said it should not be used to undermine the special counsel.

World News Parkland's teachers return to work with heavy hearts
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Nikolas Cruz , a 19-year-old former student at the school, has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. "We want people to feel safe in their school, we want students to feel safe in their school, we want parents to feel their kids are safe in their school".

World News Famous Jerusalem church shut over tax protest
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Al-Qawasmi commended the stance of all churches, stressing that Christians in Palestine along with their churches, are an integral part of the Palestinian identity. Custody of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City is shared by the Greek Orthodox, Armenian and Roman Catholic denominations. An Israeli ministerial committee on Sunday delayed action on the bill for a week.

World News Olympic results 2018: Olympic Athletes from Russian Federation wins men's hockey gold medal
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The Russians hit the ice hours after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided not to restore their delegation's Olympic status, which would have enabled them to march under their flag at the closing ceremony later on Sunday. "The boys are going to bring silver home and they should be very proud of that". They dropped their first two games of the tournament and could have gone away quietly.

World News AU condemns twin vehicle bombings in Somalia
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He said the second occurred near parliament's headquarters, where the vehicle had tried to speed through a checkpoint before security forces engaged with the gunmen suspected of trying to attack the presidential palace. The bomb blasts shattered months-long period of calm in Mogadishu during the absence of NISA and Police leadership after last October truck bombing at Km5 junction which killed 512 people.

World News India win 3rd T20I to clinch series
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India won a one-day global series 5-1 and a Twenty20 series 2-1. Indian skipper Virat Kohli missed the 3rd T20I due to a stiff back. He showed resolve, sound technique and courage in hard conditions in the Tests, scoring 286 runs, including the only century of the series, at an average of 47.66.

World News Taylor, Santner heroics get New Zealand home over England
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Roy was dismissed by Santner just a run short of his half-century, before Joe Root (71) and Jos Buttler (79) pushed England on. Williamson is ready for England's "very aggressive" approach with the bat, but still sees a place for the more nuanced side of one-day accumulation.

World News Rain and storms tonight; a pleasant finish to the weekend
Author: 0 Rain and storms tonight; a pleasant finish to the weekend

Periods of heavy rain possible Sunday , with scattered showers throughout the day and highs in the mid to upper 70s. Drier conditions are expected by the afternoon though, with high temperatures near 70 degrees. Thursday Night .Mostly cloudy. Showers possible. This system may linger into Saturday . The weather bulletin issued from the National Weather Forecasting Centre in Nadi at 10:45am this morning says associated cloud and showers affects the northern and eastern parts of the group.

World News Congress President flags off Vrukshathon 2018 half marathon
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Speaking to ANI, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala shot several questions at the Prime Minister, first regarding the connection between the accused businessmen and PM Modi, "Prime Minister Modi has not said one word about Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi whom he affectionately calls as "Humare Mehul bhai".

World News Rick Gates, ex-Donald Trump campaign aide, pleads guilty
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A court filing shows Gates has agreed to plea to charges accusing him of conspiring against the USA government related to fraud and unregistered foreign lobbying as well as lying to federal authorities. A recent report also alleged that Manafort promised a Chicago banker a White House position in exchange for loans that were worth millions. But his power and influence waned once Trump fired Manafort in August 2016 after The Associated Press disclosed how Gates and Manafort covertly ...

World News China Communist Party has proposed removing presidential term limits
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Xi, who is also party chief and considered to be China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong, has been president since 2013 and would step down in 2023 under the current system. Thomas Kellogg, executive director of Georgetown Law Asia, wrote last year that were Xi to follow the traditional 10-year term limit, "no doubt (he) could find a way to include himself in future high-flying global confabs, just as he could insert himself into key national meetings usually chaired by the Chinese ...

World News Rep. Tenney Said Mass Murderers 'End Up Being Democrats'
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Congresswoman Claudia Tenney remained under fire Thursday during a stop in Onondaga County after recent comments she made on a radio show about mass murders and Democrats. Tenney's alleged remark appears to stem from an internet meme list , which asserts that the probability of assassins being Democrats is a lot higher.

World News MetLife, Enterprise and Hertz among companies cutting ties with the NRA
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David Hogg, one of the student survivors of last week's attack who launched the #NeverAgain anti-gun violence movement, said the students would target any company with ties to the NRA , in addition to lawmakers who accept donations. The weapons have been widely used in USA mass shootings , including the one on February 14 that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

World News Use AI to make lives of 'divyangs', farmers simpler: Modi
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Emphasizing on the need to provide equal opportunities to women in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the dream of building a New India can be realised by empowering women and providing them equal opportunities in society and financial matters.

World News The shocking moment mother and daughter fight off armed robber
Author: 0 The shocking moment mother and daughter fight off armed robber

The suspect - identified by police as Tyrone Lee , a suspect in at least 10 other robberies in the area - is in critical condition after sustaining numerous gunshot wounds during the robbery, many of which are captured on video here. A report says the suspect was last seen wearing tight khaki colored trousers, a black silky looking jacket with a hood, and dark sneakers. The bleeding suspect staggers towards the pair again and Mrs Ring appears to shoot him in the leg at point-blank range.

World News Najam in VOA on Terror Financing Politics
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The terrorism task force discourages banks and global investors from lending money to a country put on its grey list. Feeling relieved by the decision, Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Khawaja Asif tweeted: Our efforts paid, FATF Paris 20 Feb meeting conclusion on U.S.

World News Blake Bortles, Jaguars Finalizing Multi-Year Extension
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On Saturday night they signed Blake Bortles to a contract extension. He recalled his exit interview being a brief interaction with executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin. This move doesn't necessarily lock the Jaguars into Bortles for the long-term, but they are definitely banking on him being the guy to lead them where they are trying to go over the next two seasons, at least.

World News European Union threatens to drop Turkey summit over Cyprus gas drilling dispute
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While they emphasised their full commitment to the cooperation with Turkey on migration, they also tasked the European Commission to reflect on whether to cut and re-orient pre-accession funds given the situation in the country. Local media reported earlier on Friday it was heading to Limassol in Cyprus. [Council] The Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades succeded today (23 February) in convincing his colleagues at the European Union summit to make a planned "leaders' meeting" with Turkish ...

World News South Korean women looking to make more curling history in semifinals
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The US warned Pyongyang of "maximum pressure" towards denuclearisation on Saturday as Ivanka Trump kicked off a visit to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics - where she looks likely to avoid North Korean officials . " North Korea's art troupe came here and performed with dances and songs, and it might seem like a fancy show on the outside", Lee So-yeon, who was a musician in the North Korean military until she fled in 2008, told Bloomberg.

World News Severe storms, flooding possible tonight
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The primary severe threat ends Sunday morning before sunrise, but periods of rain along some thunderstorms will continue throughout the day with temperatures struggling to pull out of the lower 60s. Make sure you have downloaded the KLTV or KTRE Weather App to your phone or other devices. The coroner also said another victim of the severe weather was discovered in Springfield, Tennessee in neighboring Robertson County.

World News UN Security Council votes for 30-day ceasefire in Syria without delay
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday welcomed the Security Council's demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria and said it must be "immediately" implemented. The unrelenting push by Al-Otaibi and Sweden's Permanent Representative Olof Skoog won praise from every one of the Council members. "There is no need to dig graves, we will be buried under our houses".

World News Alabama Senate approves execution by nitrogen hypoxia
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Hamm's attorney, Bernard Harcourt, said he had been arguing since July that Hamm's veins were too compromised by illness for lethal injection. The state of Hamm's health, and veins, were the subject of court filings as his attorney sought to stop the execution and the state argued it should be carried out.