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Blazers overcome Warriors in thriller; Clippers stun Celtics; Rockets win 10th straight

Blazers overcome Warriors in thriller; Clippers stun Celtics; Rockets win 10th straight CJ McCollum added 29 points for the Blazers, who go into the All-Star break six games over.500 (32-26). Houston , which entered the game averaging an NBA-best 31.3 points in the first quarter, scored a season-low 20 points on Wednesday. Memphis' Tyreke Evans had 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Pacers 108, Nets 103: Victor Oladipo scored 25 points, Corey Joseph added 15 points an... [Full Article...]

Pakistan bans Hafiz Saeed's charities; seizes his offices, assets

Pakistan bans Hafiz Saeed's charities; seizes his offices, assets Dawn reported that JuD's headquarters Muridke Markaz along with its various schools, seminaries and health facilities in Punjab province was taken over. Pakistan was pressurized by the global community to take action against the terror group. The FATF meeting scheduled to be held on February 18-23 in Paris. [Full Article...]

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over unprovoked firing across LoC

Pakistan summons Indian diplomat over unprovoked firing across LoC Alert troops engaged the suspected terrorists and fired on them. The forces also gunned down four terrorists after an intense encounter that went on for more than a day. The fire assault comes almost 10 days after Vice Chief Lt Gen Sarath Chand said that the army would give a "befitting reply" to the unprovoked ceasefire violations that killed Captain Kapil Kundu and three other soldiers in Jammu... [Full Article...]

Newcastle midfielder Diame hails Dubravka for Man Utd win: He was brilliant

Newcastle midfielder Diame hails Dubravka for Man Utd win: He was brilliant Indeed, the previous two games had also seen Newcastle take the lead against Burnley and Palace, but the failure to get a second goal, meant they only picked up a point in each. "This is the first win since October against Palace, so that means a lot". "Obviously, to do it at home in front of the fans was nice so we gave something back to them". [Full Article...]

White House rejects bipartisan Senate immigration plan

The two senators said the plan would provide $ 25 billion over a decade for a wall and other border security measures, an amount Trump has requested. Democrats are against Grassley's bill and have spoken favorably of a proposal introduced by last week by Sens. The U.S. Senate's week-long deliberations on immigration reform could culminate with votes later Thursday on competing proposals to ch... [Full Article...]

Don't communalise martyrs: Army's Northern Command chief tells Owaisi

Don't communalise martyrs: Army's Northern Command chief tells Owaisi Jammu: Amid reports indicating that the recent attacks at an Army camp at Sunjuwan in Jammu and a CRPF camp at Karan Nagar in Srinagar were synchronised by Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Toiba, the Army has warned that more than 300 terrorists are waiting to infiltrate into India from across the Line of Control (LoC). [Full Article...]

Racist Image Of Meghan Markle Gets GOP Candidate Kicked Off Twitter

Racist Image Of Meghan Markle Gets GOP Candidate Kicked Off Twitter Nehlen captioned the photo "Honey, does this tie make my face look pale?" "Get a life. And don't go anywhere near MM - she's got more power, strength, honor and compassion in her fingernail than you'll ever know in this lifetime". "Nehlen defended his post with another tweet saying he was making a joke about articles that "'science" to "prove' whites never existed". "It's not a laughing matter, ... [Full Article...]

Terror alert after white powder is sent to MP

Terror alert after white powder is sent to MP There were reports of a heavy police presence in the ministerial corridor of the Commons, where MPs serving in government have their parliamentary offices. He said: "We haven't been told much, but a package has been left". "It won't be anything to stress over". POLICE have deployed counter-terrorism officers to investigate some suspicious "white powder" sent to Amber Rudd's office in Parliam... [Full Article...]

Latvia showed faster GDP growth than European Union on average in Q4

Latvia showed faster GDP growth than European Union on average in Q4 France also expanded by 0.6%, while Spanish growth was a notch stronger at 0.7%. The second quarter was weaker with 1.9% growth, rising to 3.2% in the third quarter from 2016-2017. The numbers offer a "sharp contrast" to the situation in the United Kingdom, says The Independent , where the economy grew by 1.8% previous year and has been slowing over the past 12 months as inflation stemming from t... [Full Article...]

Tillerson considers Hezbollah as 'part of political process' in Lebanon

Tillerson considers Hezbollah as 'part of political process' in Lebanon Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his visit to this capital, the Lebanese presidential office announced today. "We support a free, democratic Lebanon free of influence of others, and we know that Lebanese Hezbollah is influenced by Iran". [Full Article...]

China asks Modi not to complicate boundary issue as he visits Arunachal

China asks Modi not to complicate boundary issue as he visits Arunachal The people in the state, he said, "greet each other with Jai Hind". But there is no part of the state where you can see development. Questioning the need for holding meetings with state leaders only in Delhi, PM Modi said his ministers and officials were visiting the northeast "very regularly". [Full Article...]

Will pay back India in own coin, claims Pakistan Defence Minister

Will pay back India in own coin, claims Pakistan Defence Minister The Defence Minister said she is analysing the situation closely and will definitely come out with a solution. "Militants belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammed, sponsored by Azhar Masood residing in Pakistan and deriving support from there in", said the minister, adding "All the evidences collected have been compiled". [Full Article...]

Michael Eavis Will Continue To Support Oxfam Amid Scandal

Michael Eavis Will Continue To Support Oxfam Amid Scandal Reuters could not independently verify the allegations contained in the Times report. We want procedures to change. The revelations came as Oxfam grapples with allegations that it was not transparent about a scandal involving some of its staff for using prostitutes in Haiti following a devastating 2010 quake. [Full Article...]

Afghanistan casualties remain high

Afghanistan casualties remain high The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) reported that civilian deaths across the country dipped by nine percent in 2017, with 10,453 total civilian casualties including 3,438 deaths and 7,015 wounded. mainly from suicide and complex attacks", the United Nations said in a statement. However pro-government forces, including worldwide troops, were responsible for 20 percent of ... [Full Article...]

Lieberman: Israel will do 'whatever it takes' to defend itself against Iran

Lieberman: Israel will do 'whatever it takes' to defend itself against Iran In Saturday's exchange of fire Syria scored a rare success, downing an Israeli F-16 fighter jet with an antiaircraft missile, apparently taking advantage of a vulnerability in the way the crew flew the jet. Reacting to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who said on Wednesday that Iran needed to withdraw its military forces from Syria, Ali Akbar Velayati, a top aide to Iran's Supreme Leader, ... [Full Article...]

Lonzo Ball pretends to be rapper on 'Lip Sync Battle'

Lonzo Ball pretends to be rapper on 'Lip Sync Battle' LaVar is now in Lithuania where LiAngelo and LaMelo are now playing. Lonzo's lip-syncing looks a good bit more than solid, but with LaVar's larger than life persona, you definitely can't bet on him taking an L. However, in 2021, Ball will be a restricted free agent. "We don't have to go any draft". "We don't have to go [to] any draft", LaVar said . Most of the things he does are fun a... [Full Article...]

Canada PM Trudeau meets family of slain indigenous man

Canada PM Trudeau meets family of slain indigenous man Some time ago a Facebook page was started called, Farmers with Firearms. At Six Nations people stood in freezing rain, waving placards while cars honked support. The lack of a conviction in the killing of Colten Boushie can be a barrier or it can become a chance to change what is wrong in the justice system. [Full Article...]

Israel police recommend corruption charges for Netanyahu

Israel police recommend corruption charges for Netanyahu Beloved by his base and respected even by his adversaries as a guardian of Israel's security, Netanyahu remains the dominant figure on the Israeli stage, his combined 12 years as prime minister closing in on the record of David Ben-Gurion, Israel's principal founder. [Full Article...]

Turkey, Syria, and the United States: What You Need to Know

Turkey, Syria, and the United States: What You Need to Know A State Department official, speaking on background, said Tillerson would deliver the same message privately to Erdogan that the U.S. has been stressing publicly. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due in Ankara later this week for talks aimed at finding a way forward as Washington expresses severe alarm over the campaign against Kurdish militia . [Full Article...]

Philippines objects to China's naming of undersea features

Philippines objects to China's naming of undersea features The Philippines has already raised its concern to China over its naming of the undersea features in Benham Rise and may officially notify an worldwide hydrographic body, which lists such maritime records, Roque said. Roque said all the government could do for now was to monitor and rely on China's "principle of good faith". "The government must be resolute in asserting our rights and protecting ... [Full Article...]


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