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World News Italy election: Five Star Movement vows to not form coalition
Author: 0 Italy election: Five Star Movement vows to not form coalition

The rightwing coalition backed by Silvio Berlusconi , which contains the League and the hard-right Brothers of... "A triumph of the Five Star Movement", Alessandro Di Battista, a leader of the party, said on Sunday night. With around half of the votes counted early this morning, Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement was consolidating its position as the country's biggest party with 30.7 per cent of the vote, while the anti-migrant Eurosceptic League stood at 18.8 per cent, a ...

World News China is increasing its military spending by almost 10%
Author: 0 China is increasing its military spending by almost 10%

The Pentagon has requested a budget of $686 billion in 2019, up $80 billion from 2017. China has planned to up its military spending by 8.1% in 2018 in an effort to modernize its armed forces. I expect eventually we will see warships and aircraft there regularly, if not based there permanently. Erickson said China has the world's second largest defense budget after the United States, enabling it to achieve the largest and fastest shipbuilding expansion in modern history, the world's ...

World News Dolly Parton Reveals Details About Possible '9 to 5' Reboot
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So where will Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda fit in with the new script? Actually all these years, we've talked about doing a sequel to 9 to 5 and it never made any real sense until just recently", Parton revealed yesterday, reports The Telegraph ."We're trying to get the script and all that.

World News Nagaland: NDPP, BJP and others elect Neiphiu Rio as their leader
Author: 0 Nagaland: NDPP, BJP and others elect Neiphiu Rio as their leader

Acharya had earlier said he asked Rio to submit signatures of all the 32 MLAs supporting him by on Monday. While the Nagaland Peoples' Front has emerged as the single largest party, winning 27 seats in the 60-member Assembly, the combined strength of the NDPP-BJP-led alliance has become 32.

World News China's parliament set to endorse indefinite term for Xi jinping
Author: 0 China's parliament set to endorse indefinite term for Xi jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping instructed the People's Liberation Army to reinforce real combat training at the 2018 mobilization meeting held by Central Military Commission. "China proceeds from a defence policy that is defensive in nature". Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has equally acknowledged that Mr. Xi's China has, more than any other country, invested heavily in the country's infrastructure.

World News Goa CM Manohar Parrikar may go overseas for medical treatment
Author: 0 Goa CM Manohar Parrikar may go overseas for medical treatment

Ahead of his Mumbai visit, Parrikar met senior Ministers, Sudin Dhavalikar of Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), Francis D'Souza of the BJP, and Vijai Sardesai of Goa Forward Party (GFP). Parrikar was discharged from the hospital on 1 March and has been recuperating at his private residence near Panaji . Before leaving the state, Parrikar held a meeting with chief secretary Dharmendra Sharma and personal secretary to chief minister P Krishnamurthy and gave instructions to both the ...

World News Pakistani ruling party gains control of senate
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In Punjab, the ruling party candidates shouted foul when Zubair Gul lost on a seat that was bagged by PTI candidate Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar despite having poor representation of his party in the provincial assembly. PML-N leader and Member National Assembly Waheed Aalam Khan said this while speaking at APP News television's programme "Dialogue" here on Sunday .

World News Florida lawmakers take up school-safety bill in rare session
Author: 0 Florida lawmakers take up school-safety bill in rare session

The annual 60-day session ends Friday, and the Legislature wants to pass a bill responding to the rampage that left 17 people dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. "We have a very clear understanding of who's with us and who's against us", Cameron Kasky said. Senators rejected a last ditch effort to find common ground, voting down an amendment which would have removed both the Marshal Program and the gun control provisions in the bill .

World News Snow Falls In Spots Monday, More On The Way Wednesday
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Low visibility and icy roads may cause risky road conditions beginning Sunday evening and lasting throughout Monday . Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times due to gusty southeast winds . "Heavy wet snow will increase the risk for down tree limbs/branches, resulting in possible power outages". The advisory goes into effect at noon and will continue until midnight on Monday .

World News Tony Bennett named ACC Coach of the Year
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The ACC announced its all-conference and individual award-winners Sunday as selected by a panel that included the 15 head coaches and 42 media members. "To get a regular-season conference championship, that's over a long haul and 18 games". Guy is averaging a team-best 13.9 points for top-ranked Virginia .

World News Two State Troopers Hit Outside Albany
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One of them was thrown about 70 feet into the median the other, thrown and trapped underneath the tow truck. The second trooper was thrown and pinned under a tow truck, police said. He was arraigned in the town of North Greenbush court. An investigation determined that a vehicle operated by 26-year-old Christopher Neumann had failed to move to the right and collided with the patrol vehicle, according to State Police.

World News China keeps growth target of about 6.5 percent this year
Author: 0 China keeps growth target of about 6.5 percent this year

But the spotlight was squarely on the party's most powerful leader in more than four decades. China's government is targeting growth of around 6.5 per cent this year, the same level as in 2017, while stepping up efforts to reduce debt and other risks to the financial system in the world's second biggest economy.

World News Body of one more youth found in Shupian, toll 5
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Three civilians were killed when Army personnel fired at a stone-pelting mob in Ganovpora village of Shopian on January 27 this year, prompting the chief minister to order an inquiry into the incident. "There is lot of anger and tension among the locals over the killings". The overnight killings have triggered a serious crisis across Kashmir . Authorities have imposed restrictions in areas falling under seven police stations of the city as a precautionary measure, officials said, ...

World News Florida teacher accused of hosting white supremacist podcast
Author: 0 Florida teacher accused of hosting white supremacist podcast

On Friday, March 2, 2018 the Citrus County School District was made aware of a concerning podcast by a Huffington Post reporter. Volitich has evidently removed the Unapologetic podcast from SoundCloud, but several episodes are still available on tunein.com, including the February 26 episode (on which she also criticizes "safe space bullcrap" on college campuses and argues that "feminism is cannibalizing itself").

World News German Chancellor Angela Merkel set to serve 4th term
Author: 0 German Chancellor Angela Merkel set to serve 4th term

The SPD, by contrast, wants to allay people's insecurities with spending on welfare and education. "I congratulate [the SPD] on this clear result and look forward to further cooperation for the benefit of our country", Merkel said in a translated Twitter statement.

World News No Change in India's Stand on Dalai Lama For China, MEA Clarifies
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However, clearing its stand on the issue, Ministry of External Affairs is a statement said, " Government's position on His Holiness the Dalai Lama is clear and consistent. Sixty years ago, some 80,000 Tibetans, along with their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama , left Lhasa after a failed uprising against Communist rule over Tibet and fled to India.

World News US Navy carrier
Author: 0 US Navy carrier"s visit to Vietnam puts China on notice"

In 2016, an worldwide tribunal ruled overwhelmingly in favour of the Philippines in a case that questioned China's vast claims in the South China Sea. The United States normalized relations with Vietnam in 1995 and lifted an arms embargo in 2016, and the two former adversaries have steadily improved bilateral relations in all areas, including trade, investment and security.

World News Winter storm watch issued for midweek nor'easter
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Grand Forks has a moderate risk of receiving 6 inches of snow, with a greater risk west of the Red River Valley, according to Lee. Heavy, wet snow is possible, the weather service said in an early-morning alert Monday . The majority of the snow will fall Monday with only additional minor accumulations expected on Tuesday . But that's not the only snow we'll get this week; a much more substantial storm is looking more and more likely for Wednesday and into Thursday .

World News CBSE board exams begin today
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Over 87,000 more candidates have registered for the CBSE Class XII Board exams this year, while the number for Class X has dropped by over 29,000. Students who are going to appear for the first time in the board examination starting from 5 March need to score overall 33 percent only.

World News S Korean delegation meets N Korean leader Kim
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Inter-Korean talks began after Kim Jong Un said in his New Year's address that he wanted to engage the South. The delegation includes National Intelligence Service chief Suh Hoon and Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung. South Korean Unification Ministry Spokesperson Baik Tae-hyun said, "The delegation's focus will be to open up dialogue between the North and the United States and eventually bring about denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".

World News UK's Labour leader backs permanent customs union with EU
Author: 0 UK's Labour leader backs permanent customs union with EU

Observers said that a cross-party alliance was possible between Labour and Tory MPs who oppose the government's plans to withdraw from the customs union with the EU after Brexit , the IAR news agency reported. "We are not Canada, or Noway, or Switzerland". About 80% of Britain's economy is in the services sector, ranging from banking and insurance in the City of London to architectural firms and education providers.

World News China to raise defence budget by 8.1pct in 2018
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Chinas budget announcement comes as President Xi Jinping, the commander in chief of the countrys armed forces, focuses on increasing both the sophistication and reach of the countrys military. Observers say China's actual military spending this year will be larger than the amount released. China's military build-up has rattled the nerves of its neighbours, particularly because of its increasingly assertive stance in territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas and over Taiwan, which ...

World News Aussies, NZ in RU Sevens playoff for fifth
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To drop to 5th place semi, Kenya had lost 17-12 to Argentina in cup quarters after finishing second in Pool A that saw 17-14 and 19-12 wins over Fiji and Russian Federation alongside a 14-19 defeat to France. New Zealand led Fiji 10-7 at halftime with two unconverted tries to Vilimoni Koroi and Sione Molina while Nasilasila scored Fiji's try. Billy Odhiambo, Jeff Oluoch and Willy Ambaka had scored Kenya's converted tries as Stannard bagged two to add to Porch and Lachie Anderson's for ...

World News China defends removing term limit for Xi's presidency
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Canada, Japan and South Korea, all US allies and major exporters of steel and aluminum, are asking for exemptions from the tariff hike, which Trump justified in part on national security grounds. Conspicuous by their absence was any questions on removal of the two term limit for President and Vice President which made headlines at home and overseas.

World News United Kingdom lawmaker calls government Brexit advice to firms
Author: 0 United Kingdom lawmaker calls government Brexit advice to firms "extraordinary"

But Barnier suggested that "technical solutions" could be found to overcome some customs issues, and denied the European Union is foisting any internal border on Britain. Both would require the United Kingdom to impose the EU's common external tariffs (and other barriers) on imports from the rest of the world, and thus prevent the United Kingdom from taking back control of trade policy.

World News Trump to Convene Opioid Epidemic Summit
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Beyond prevention and treatment, the administration is employing a get-tough stance toward drug traffickers and opioid manufacturers, which may have fueled the crisis through aggressive marketing of their products. Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN . It has also been flooded with illegal and powerful synthetic opioids from China. Carson has since asked HUD to cancel the order.

World News Pell in court to fight historical charges
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Cardinal George Pell has arrived at the Melbourne Magistrates Court for a hearing to determine whether prosecutors have sufficient evidence to try him on sexual abuse charges. But a fund has been set up for his supporters to donate money to help fund his legal team, being run by a law firm based in Ivanhoe East, in Melbourne's north-east.

Author: 0 AP special status, PNB scam stall Lok Sabha proceedings

It may be recalled that the Lok Sabha proceedings were disturbed earlier in the day after MPs shouted slogans against the PNB scam. The Rajya Sabha first adjourned for 10 miniutes till 11.20 pm and then till 2 pm. Parliament will also take up a discussion on the Union budget, which was tabled in the first half of the session, and pass it. Meanwhile, similar scenes were witnessed in the Rajya Sabha where a number of adjournment notices on different issues were issued by Opposition MPs.