• Pakistan Supreme Court Rules Ousted Leader Nawaz Sharif Cannot Lead His Party
Pakistan Supreme Court Rules Ousted Leader Nawaz Sharif Cannot Lead His Party

The Chief Justice added, "No parliamentarian was called thief". As a direct result of the Supreme Court ruling, all decisions issued by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as the party chief, including all the tickets awarded to candidates for the Senate elections, were declared null and void.

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  • PM Modi is a magician, can even make democracy disappear: Rahul Gandhi
PM Modi is a magician, can even make democracy disappear: Rahul Gandhi

Gandhi has also been attacking the government on the Rafale deal. "As far as Nirav Modi case is concerned Centre has taken it seriously and already seized more than 5 thousand crore assets", added Amit Shah . He hit out at the Union tourism ministry for its offer last month to beautify the churches and religious institutions in Meghalaya and...

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  • Syria: Death toll crosses over 200 in pro govt bombing
Syria: Death toll crosses over 200 in pro govt bombing

President Bashar al-Assad's troops launched a withering rocket and barrel-bomb blitz aimed at smashing remaining rebel pockets in eastern Ghouta . "There are attempts from some global and local sides for a truce process in eastern Ghouta and they have not succeeded so far", said Mohammad Alloush, the political chief of Jaish al-Islam, one of t...

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  • Political scientists rank Trump last, Lincoln first in presidential greatness survey
Political scientists rank Trump last, Lincoln first in presidential greatness survey

Just in time for a slow-news Presidents' Day , the New York Times surveyed 170 political experts , plucked from the American Political Science Association, to get their take on the best-ever, worst-ever, and most mediocre-ever commanders in chief.

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  • Russia's Lavrov calls Turkey, Syria to resolve Afrin crisis through 'direct dialogue'
Russia's Lavrov calls Turkey, Syria to resolve Afrin crisis through 'direct dialogue'

Vehicles evacuating following Turkish artillery bombardment near the Afrin crossing in the northern Syrian region, after Syrian pro-government forces entered the region. Putin is a key backer of the Syrian government. The forces that arrived - which included combatants allied to Assad but not Syrian army troops - will deploy near the Turkish...

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  • Funeral parade held for Zimbabwe opposition leader Tsvangirai
Funeral parade held for Zimbabwe opposition leader Tsvangirai

Morgan Tsvangirai died last Wednesday in South Africa. President Emmerson Mnangagwa pledged that his government will meet hospital and funeral expenses for Tsvangirai, who died of colon cancer last week in neighboring South Africa. Mnangagwa said military involvement was standard procedure for state funerals and Tsvangirai had served as prime mi...

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  • New TPP Deal Limits Investment Arbitration, NZ Says
New TPP Deal Limits Investment Arbitration, NZ Says

New Zealand's government expected the CPTPP to boost the island nation's economy by between NZ$1.2 billion (US$881 million) to NZ$4 billion a year, with beef and kiwifruit exporters among the top beneficiaries of the deal. "At the same time, it outlines how the CPTPP protects New Zealand's right to regulate in the public interest, including in s...

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  • South Korea and U.S. to resume military exercises after Paralympics
South Korea and U.S. to resume military exercises after Paralympics

The US reluctantly agreed to postpone the annual exercises, which usually begin at the end of February. Pence had criticized Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions and announced the "toughest and most aggressive" sanctions against Pyongyang yet, while also moving to strengthen the US alliance with Japan and South Korea .

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  • Barnaby Joyce hits back over leadership pressure: 'I'm not going anywhere'
Barnaby Joyce hits back over leadership pressure: 'I'm not going anywhere'

In his reply Joyce pointed out the WA Nationals didn't have a federal MP - their last member (Tony Crook) spent his time "almost exclusively as an independent". I'm not going anywhere; I never would. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, who will become acting prime minister on Wednesday when Mr Turnbull heads to the United States, reiterated Mr ...

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  • Japanese 'baby factory' father gets custody of 13 children
Japanese 'baby factory' father gets custody of 13 children

According to the court, Shigeta has given assurances that he will prepare adequate certified nurses and nannies for all the children. A Thai court has ruled in favour of a wealthy Japanese man who fathered 13 surrogate children through Thai mothers, naming him their legal parent and sole guardian.

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  • Trump Jr to dine with flat buyers
Trump Jr to dine with flat buyers

Trump Jr. will speak about Indo-Pacific relations at an event on Friday, during with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also expected to speak. Details of his full remarks have yet to be disclosed, but cooperation between India nations in the Pacific region and the USA may be addressed.

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  • Ice storm warning issued for Kansas City area Tuesday
Ice storm warning issued for Kansas City area Tuesday

Strong to Severe Thunderstorms: Isolated storms may produce up to 1 inch hail and wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. Wednesday Night - Snow likely, possibly mixed with freezing rain before 3am, then a chance of freezing rain. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Chris Bowman, a National Weather Service meteorologist in the Pleasant Hill office...

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  • Erdogan, Putin discuss Afrin operation, Idlib on phone
Erdogan, Putin discuss Afrin operation, Idlib on phone

While President Bashar al-Assad's government and the YPG espouse different visions for Syria's future and their forces have clashed at times, they have mostly avoided direct conflict. "The Turkish regime has been waging a barbaric aggression on Afrin area for nearly a month, using various types of weapons and shells including the internationally-pr...

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  • Damaged Terracotta Army statue to be repaired by Chinese experts
Damaged Terracotta Army statue to be repaired by Chinese experts

He then allegedly used his phone to inspect the 2,000-year-old statues, taking a selfie with one before going in for a more permanent memento, snapping its thumb off and putting it in his pocket, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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  • Russia dismisses US election meddling indictment over lack of evidence
Russia dismisses US election meddling indictment over lack of evidence

He also attacked former President Barack Obama , saying his predecessor was aware of Russia's interference "and did nothing". Stone said Facebook was also able to detect and remove "tens of thousands" of fake Facebook pages in advance of French, German and British elections past year using improved machine learning techniques.

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  • 66 people killed in Iran plane crash
66 people killed in Iran plane crash

Locals described hearing the crash , though no one had found the crash site yet, according to state TV. The flight typically takes approximately 100 minutes but the plane disappeared from radar one hour after take off. Tabatabai said the plane that crashed on Sunday was a twin-engine turboprop ATR-72. "The concerned officials must make their...

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  • Five killed in attack on church in Russia
Five killed in attack on church in Russia

Five people died Sunday in a church shooting in the southern Russian republic of Dagestan. The Russian RBK daily quoted an Orthodox priest saying the attacker had opened fire on churchgoers following an afternoon service. "He was carrying a rifle and a knife", he added. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the shooting, its news agency Amaq...

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  • Qatar Open: Caroline Wozniacki beaten by Petra Kvitova in Doha
Qatar Open: Caroline Wozniacki beaten by Petra Kvitova in Doha

Through to the final in Qatar for the first time in her career, Kvitova will take on Muguruza for a shot at taking home two WTA titles in a row. Meanwhile, Germany's Julia Georges was forced to retire with an injury when she was 6-4, 2-1 down to Petra Kvitova and Garbine Muguruza was handed a walkover to the final - and gets a day's rest - becaus...

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  • Family Of Korryn Gaines Wins Over $37 Million In Civil Case
Family Of Korryn Gaines Wins Over $37 Million In Civil Case

The case garnered national attention, with some activists citing it as an instance of excessive police force, the newspaper reported. Baltimore attorney Kenneth Ravenell, who represented Kodi and his father, Corey Cunningham, told The New York Times that the verdict was a "huge win" for his clients.

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  • Arvinder Singh Lovely returns to Congress
Arvinder Singh Lovely returns to Congress

Singh had left Congress to join BJP before the Delhi Municipal elections a year ago. Commenting on Arvinder Singh Lovely' homecoming, former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said that she was very happy after she heard the reports of Lovely joining Congress party again.

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