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People Fiji, NZ, Kenya and South Africa top pools at NZ Sevens
Author: 0 Fiji, NZ, Kenya and South Africa top pools at NZ Sevens

A late Kalione Nasoko try guided a rusty Fijian outfit to victory, benefiting from a counter-ruck to fly down the right edge and dot down. They started their campaign with a 52-7 win over France as co-captain Scott Curry registered a brace and Tim Mikkelson scored his 1,000th World Rugby Sevens Series point.

People Reardon dropped for BBL T20 final against Adelaide Strikers
Author: 0 Reardon dropped for BBL T20 final against Adelaide Strikers

Even though Colin Ingram, Jonathan Wells and Jake Lehmann fell shortly after, the Strikers finished on 178/5 thanks to Head's unbeaten 85, which came off 57 deliveries and included eight boundaries and a six. Head wasn't supposed to be playing - he was given a late release from the Australian Twenty20 squad to lead his Strikers. The Renegades scored 177/4 from 20 overs.

People TTP bombing kills 11 troops in Swat Valley
Author: 0 TTP bombing kills 11 troops in Swat Valley

Sources claimed that the attacker targetted soldiers in a ground where they were playing volleyball. Mohammad Khurasani, a spokesman for Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), claimed they had sent a young suicide bomber, Siddiqullah to conduct the suicide attack on the military camp in Swat.

Author: 0 N. Korea skaters draw applause during Olympic practice

Those defectors who chose to appear on camera thanked Trump for highlighting North Korean human rights abuses. Among them was Ji Seong-ho, a North Korean defector whom Trump singled out and applauded during his State of the Union address earlier this week.

People Paul Ryan tweets about Lancaster secretary's tax-bill boost: $1.50 a week
Author: 0 Paul Ryan tweets about Lancaster secretary's tax-bill boost: $1.50 a week

She said she would use the additional weekly earnings to cover the cost of her yearly Costco membership. Why the House Speaker chose to highlight Julia Ketchum of Lancaster, Pa., and her $1.50 a week savings, the world may never know. But the massive cuts, which cost $1.5 trillion for a party that once pretended to care about deficit spending, are enormously skewed to the wealthiest Americans and to corporations, who will see their tax rates plummet from 35 percent to 21 percent.

People Rajasthan Bypolls Results: Cong Wins 2 Seats, Leads on 1
Author: 0 Rajasthan Bypolls Results: Cong Wins 2 Seats, Leads on 1

The outcome of the by-elections of the Lok Sabha constituencies of Ajmer and Alwar and the assembly seat of Mandalgrah in Bhilwara district, has left the Raje-led BJP in the desert state anxious as it has to go to the polls after nine months from now.

People Arab League adopts multilateral mechanism for Mideast peace
Author: 0 Arab League adopts multilateral mechanism for Mideast peace

In December 2017, Abbas stated that the Palestinians would seek full membership of the United Nations, and 22 other global organizations, in response to US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital earlier in the month.

People 4300-Year-Old Tomb of Royal Female Official Found in Egypt
Author: 0 4300-Year-Old Tomb of Royal Female Official Found in Egypt

It was found during excavations near the Great Pyramid of Giza , Egypt's antiquities ministry says. Archaeologists began excavating the site last October, but didn't reveal their findings to the public until Saturday, The Associated Press (AP) reports.

People Unhappy with Union Budget, BJP ally TDP calls emergency meeting of MPs
Author: 0 Unhappy with Union Budget, BJP ally TDP calls emergency meeting of MPs

They offered to talk and sort out differences in Delhi. The dissatisfaction of TDP leaders starts coming over the budget hardly a week after Naidu hinted at breaking alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Haribabu, when contacted, said he hadn't heard of any reports on a decision on state party chief's post. Not just the Sena and TDP, some of the BJP's allies in Bihar have also taken to complain that their concerns are being neglected.

People Dreamers weigh in on Trump's DACA immigration plan
Author: 0 Dreamers weigh in on Trump's DACA immigration plan

It was to be his clarion call to bipartisanship. Trump's plan also would give childhood arrivals, or Dreamers, a path to citizenship within 10 or 12 years, in exchange for tightened border security, including a wall on the Mexican border - issues sure to draw some resistance in Congress.

People Yakuza 6 delayed to April
Author: 0 Yakuza 6 delayed to April

This 2018, SEGA promised the launch of the most awaited " Yakuza 6: The Song of Life " in North America and Europe on March 20, but the company made a decision to move back the release to April 17 with no detailed explanation. With a message posted on the official Twitter profile of the game, SEGA announced that Yakuza 6: The Song of Life , already available for PlayStation 4 in Japan, will be released in the West on April 17th, and no longer on March 20th as originally planned.

People Modi's 'Exam Warriors' aims to de-stress students
Author: 0 Modi's 'Exam Warriors' aims to de-stress students

In a bid to reach out to students ahead of exams, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's book on exams to hit stand on Saturday. " Exam Warriors " has been published by noted publishers Penguin India and the book runs into 208 pages. The book which has 25 chapters include mantras like "Exams are like festivals, celebrate them", "Be your own anchor, celebrate your strengths" and "To cheat is to be cheap".

People Donald Trump vows to protect United States intellectual property, without directly blaming China
Author: 0 Donald Trump vows to protect United States intellectual property, without directly blaming China

Canada's auto proposals presented in Montreal didn't include any specific numbers, Freeland said, and negotiators have said they weren't meant to be counter-proposals to the rules of origin ratios the US has put forth. I think that, from an American perspective, certainly the American farm community will be saying Canada now has first advantage, particularly when it comes to sales of our agri-food products whether we're talking about pulse and lentils and soy and especially pork and beef into ...

People President Trump Wants Jeff Sessions To Prosecute Robert Mueller And His Team
Author: 0 President Trump Wants Jeff Sessions To Prosecute Robert Mueller And His Team

Top White House lawyer Don McGahn threatened to quit instead of going through with the president's order, which apparently stopped the president from going through with it. Trump has led the charge in attacking McCabe since the firing of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. That's very important, because the justification you might expect him to offer for those actions is that they actually had nothing to do with the Russian Federation investigation, and were ...

People Winter Olympics: Russians could make appearance at Pyeongchang
Author: 0 Winter Olympics: Russians could make appearance at Pyeongchang

However, of the 28, 13 have either retired from sport or are unavailable for another undisclosed reason, leaving only 15 still eligible to take part, according to a source close to the case. On January 14, 2016, Richard Pound, who led a WADA-commissioned investigation into alleged money laundering and doping cover-ups in the IAAF, published his describing Cisse as a "co-conspirator in the extortion of athletes to cover up, delay or eliminate disciplinary sanctions of Russian athletes ".

People Snow on and off this weekend
Author: 0 Snow on and off this weekend

Temperatures should dip to the high-20s Saturday night as the snowy conditions move into the area after 9 p.m. Wind chills most of today will be in the single digits. The forecast estimates that the Chicago area should see between 3 to 5 inches of fresh snowfall, which could make for slippery road conditions. Heading into the weekend, a storm system from the Pacific Northwest that is moving into the Midwest and Great Lakes area may bring several inches of snow to Minneapolis, Detroit and ...

Author: 0 USA envoy for North Korea says military option 'not close'

Gen. H. R. McMaster advocates for the United States to have "well-developed" military plans. Trump called Ji, who suffered torture and starvation and lost a hand and a foot, a witness to the "ominous" nature of North Korea's government.

Author: 0 United States concerned over possibility of sarin gas used in Syria

He added "they'd be ill-advised to go back to violating the chemical convention". The US is concerned about the potential use of sarin gas in Syria, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday, a day after Washington warned it was prepared to consider military action if necessary to deter chemical weapons attacks by the Syrian government.

People Oxford theologian Tariq Ramadan charged with rape
Author: 0 Oxford theologian Tariq Ramadan charged with rape

Women who have testified anonymously during three months of preliminary investigations might now also file rape complaints, sources said. The defense has four days to prepare for the hearing. But in October 2017, she said the sexual assault scandal surrounding Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein had emboldened her to accuse Mr Ramadan explicitly.

People BJP announces list of 20 candidates for Nagaland Assembly elections
Author: 0 BJP announces list of 20 candidates for Nagaland Assembly elections

The Core Committee of Nagaland Tribal Hohos and Civil Organisations (CCNTHCO) has begun a Bandh (Shutdown) in Nagaland against the official notification of Election Commission. "The general secretary is authorised by the BJP high command to discuss and sort the matters pertaining to the Nagaland state BJP election affairs", he said, adding that the state team has apprised the central leaders about the present political situations in Nagaland.

People Syria rebels shoot down Russian jet, monitoring group says
Author: 0 Syria rebels shoot down Russian jet, monitoring group says

Rami Abdel Rahman, who heads up the United Kingdom based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, said that regime raids "hit two villages in the south of Aleppo province, killing 15 civilians". The Free Syrian Army's Jaish al-Nasr was the first to issue footage of the SU-25 going down. In late December, the SAA launched a major offensive around Idlib, which was lost to insurgents when the provincial capital fell in 2015.

People Mike Pence's home state can now require Medicaid recipients to work
Author: 0 Mike Pence's home state can now require Medicaid recipients to work

Vice President Mike Pence and Seema Verma revolutionized Medicaid in IN a few years ago. As TPM has previously reported , however, the academic study HHS cited to argue that work requirements will make people healthier was conducted in England, where all citizens have access to universal health care whether or not they are employed.

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