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People N. Korea makes Winter Paralympics debut with rookie skiers
Author: 0 N. Korea makes Winter Paralympics debut with rookie skiers

Nordic skier Kim Jong-hyon carried North Korea's flag, while South Korea were led out by cross-country skier and biathlete Sin Eui Hyun, considered the country's prime gold medal candidate. Some of the adapted sports have become hits with spectators, such as fast and furious para ice hockey where competitors slide around on double-bladed sledges.

People 1 dead after school bus plunges into Alabama ravine
Author: 0 1 dead after school bus plunges into Alabama ravine

The bus plummeted into the 50-foot ravine around 6 a.m. CT and authorities believe about 45 people were on the charter bus bound for Houston. The bus was carrying students returning from a trip to Walt Disney World in Florida, Malone said.

People Trump ousts Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replaces him with Mike Pompeo
Author: 0 Trump ousts Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, replaces him with Mike Pompeo

The shake-up does not necessarily validate every detail of every report about Tillerson, but it does strike another blow to the credibility of Trump's "fake news" battle cry. "A great deal has been accomplished over the last fourteen months, and I wish him and his family well". Mr Kelly did not tell Mr Tillerson when the tweet would be posted or what it might say, reports the news agency.

People Trump fires Tillerson; Pompeo to become next secretary of state
Author: 0 Trump fires Tillerson; Pompeo to become next secretary of state

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to the media during a joint press conference with Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Monica Juma, at a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya Friday, March 9, 2018. "A great deal has been accomplished over the last 14 months, and I wish him and his family well". "As Director of the CIA, Mike has earned the praise of members in both parties by strengthening our intelligence gathering, modernizing our defensive and offensive capabilities, and building ...

People Rabada banned for remaining Tests against Australia due to 'inappropriate' conduct
Author: 0 Rabada banned for remaining Tests against Australia due to 'inappropriate' conduct

I would have loved to have been playing the next game", Rabada said. As far as physical contact goes, Rabada was insistent his brush with Smith was entirely accidental, which was the reason he opted to contest the charge. Lyon was caught behind off Lungi Ngidi and last man Josh Hazlewood hit a quick 17 before being caught in the deep off left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj.

People Afghan forces retake district offices from Taliban; 8 killed
Author: 0 Afghan forces retake district offices from Taliban; 8 killed

Mattis said the goal was to take advantage of Taliban fracturing to peel off insurgents exhausted of fighting and create a process that could incorporate some Taliban leaders. He will also meet U.S. commanders and allied troops posted in the country, TOLO news reported. "We've had some groups of Taliban - small groups - who have either started to come over or expressed an interest in talking", Mattis said.

People Explosion targets Palestinian PM's convoy as it enters Gaza Strip
Author: 0 Explosion targets Palestinian PM's convoy as it enters Gaza Strip

People flee the scene after a bomb attack on Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah's convoy in Gaza. Three vehicles of his convoy were damaged and one had signs of blood on its door, AP reported. He arrived in Hamas-run Gaza to inaugurate the sewage plant and said there that the attack will "not deter from seeking to end the bitter split". The incident comes amid a fragile reconciliation effort between the Fatah movement, which controls the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas.

People Rad claims fourth gold medal for Ukraine at 2018 Winter Paralympics
Author: 0 Rad claims fourth gold medal for Ukraine at 2018 Winter Paralympics

He held this for several more competitors before slipping down into silver and then finally bronze, 4.76s behind the gold medalist Aleksei Bugaev, a Neutral Paralympic Athlete. Gretsch finished first in the women's sit ski. On Tuesday, he earned ninth place in the men's 12.5km sitting biathlon. Marie and guide Jack Leitch won the first Canadian gold in the visually impaired downhill.

People South Korea seeks support from Russian Federation and China in North Korean negotiations
Author: 0 South Korea seeks support from Russian Federation and China in North Korean negotiations

So why talks now? Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States has "not heard anything directly back from North Korea " since President Donald Trump accepted leader Kim Jong Un's invitation for a meeting. Experts suggest North Korea could offer to stop developing intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM). If the U.S. sends special envoys to North Korea, they are the likely candidates, he added.

People Pennsylvania's Closely Watched Special Election Is Tuesday
Author: 0 Pennsylvania's Closely Watched Special Election Is Tuesday

Thompson admits "turnout is everything" and he is optimistic that voters will show the same enthusiasm for Saccone as they did for President Trump during Saturday's rally. A gun-loving protectionist Democrat would be an anomaly in most districts, but in western Pennsylvania that's how what's left of the left rolls. For his part, Lamb has held the national party at arm's length, opposing sweeping gun restrictions, endorsing Trump's new steel tariffs, avoiding attacking the president ...

People President Buhari in Benue State
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The president said this during a meeting with stakeholders in the north central state. In a surprise, Buhari had said: "I'm not aware that the I-G did not spend 24 hours in the state as directed by me, I am getting to know in this meeting".

People Kim Jong-un Seeks Peace Treaty in Trump Talks
Author: 0 Kim Jong-un Seeks Peace Treaty in Trump Talks

The US is seeking denuclearization of North Korea, while North Korean officials have also suggested a priority is assuring they don't get attacked by the US. He noted in a tweet that North Korea has refrained from such tests since November and said Kim "has promised not to do so through our meetings". Shah told ABC's This Week that the North Koreans "cannot engage in missile testing, they cannot engage in nuclear testing and they can't publicly object to the US-South Korea planned ...

People Former 'Bookkeeper Of Auschwitz' Dies Prior To Jail Sentence
Author: 0 Former 'Bookkeeper Of Auschwitz' Dies Prior To Jail Sentence

A former Nazi SS guard dubbed the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" has died at the age of 96, almost three years after his conviction for being an accessory to murder , German media said Monday. A federal court rejected Groening's appeal in November. Efraim Zuroff, the head Nazi hunter for the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said it was unfortunate that Groening's conviction didn't result in "at least symbolic justice" for the victims of Auschwitz.

People Congress member hurls mike at Telangana Legislative Council Chairman, expelled
Author: 0 Congress member hurls mike at Telangana Legislative Council Chairman, expelled

Talking to reporters, state Congress president and MLA N Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that the government deployed about 50 "police" personnel inside the House though there were only 12-13 Congress MLAs. "They should be prepared for alcohol tests if they have the guts", he said, taking a dig at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. As expected, the Telangana State Assembly took strict disciplinary action against the Congress MLAs.

People Investigators head to site of deadly New York City helicopter crash
Author: 0 Investigators head to site of deadly New York City helicopter crash

In radio transmissions, the pilot issued a distress call of "Mayday" a few seconds later, he uses the words "engine failure". The harnesses, which are different than traditional aircraft seat belts, are created to allow people to safely photograph from a helicopter with the doors open.

People Hardin County's State Senator Bill Dix resigns
Author: 0 Hardin County's State Senator Bill Dix resigns

Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix has resigned from the State Senate. "Dix, "...made the right decision for himself and for his district, but most importantly, I believe he made the decision in the best interest of his family". Also, Senate Republican Caucus staffers shared that "there is an environment on the Senate Floor with Senators making sexually suggestive comments or about sexual preferences " with one alleged instance happening during the 2017 session.

People Suspension of People's Assembly leaves tongues wagging
Author: 0 Suspension of People's Assembly leaves tongues wagging

ANC Secretary-General Barrack Muluka said the decision by Mr Odinga to close ranks with Mr Kenyatta was not a surprise "as that has been his style of politics, and Nasa must now come to terms with the fact that it has lost one of its kingpins to Jubilee".

People India grounds 11 Indigo, GoAir jets after engine shutdowns
Author: 0 India grounds 11 Indigo, GoAir jets after engine shutdowns

Sources said the grounding of A320 neo aircraft will have an impact on the flight operations of IndiGo and GoAir. Citing safety of aircraft operations, the DGCA said, A320 neos fitted with PW1100 engines beyond ESN 450 have been grounded with immediate effect.

People The Final NCAA Tournament Projections For Ohio State
Author: 0 The Final NCAA Tournament Projections For Ohio State

The Jackrabbits didn't give themselves a cupcake schedule out of conference, taking on some tough opposition with the likes of Colorado, Wichita State, Missouri State and Kansas while also picking up wins over Mississippi, Buffalo and Iowa.

People President Trump to Inspect Border Wall Prototypes in Calif. Tuesday
Author: 0 President Trump to Inspect Border Wall Prototypes in Calif. Tuesday

Trump's visit on Tuesday is scheduled to focus on a review near San Diego of prototypes for his promised border wall, followed by a Beverly Hills fundraiser for the Republican National Committee. He said his organization respects free speech and hopes Tuesday's rally will be safe for participants. Several dozen activists held a press conference Monday at San Diego's Chicano Park to call on people to come out and peacefully protest the project.

People Australia joins 232 tariff exemption parade
Author: 0 Australia joins 232 tariff exemption parade

The American president made his comments after crunch talks in Brussels between European Union negotiators and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in an effort to defuse a bitter row that many fear could turn into an all-out trade war.

People BSP counts on SP-Cong-RLD support for win in RS polls
Author: 0 BSP counts on SP-Cong-RLD support for win in RS polls

According to an announcement by the BJP general secretary J P Nadda here on Sunday, Mr Rane, a former Sena leader and who was also with Congress since 2005, will be BJP candidate from Maharashtra. The Congress on Monday targeted the BJP for nominating "non-Kannadiga" Rajeev Chandrasekhar for the Rajya Sabha polls, accusing it of "consistently acting against Karnataka's interests".

People Trump's tariffs show you get what you voted for
Author: 0 Trump's tariffs show you get what you voted for

And that underscores the second big danger facing investors: a decisive turn toward protectionism that provokes a trade war and tips the economy into recession. Trump mentioned the possibility of tariffs on the campaign trail. Trump's latest unilateral moves come at a moment of vulnerability for the president.

Author: 0 Russia Defence Ministry releases video of hypersonic missile test

Meanwhile, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (Democrat-Connecticut) called on world leaders to denounce "soundly and promptly" what he called Putin's "repulsive" remarks. Anti-Semitism in Russian Federation goes back hundreds of years. Putin also mentioned a nuclear-armed underwater drone likely to be the Kanyon or Status-6.

People Federer backs Djokovic to improve after poor comeback
Author: 0 Federer backs Djokovic to improve after poor comeback

Novak Djokovic suffered a shock defeat by world number 109 Taro Daniel of Japan as he was knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells. His title defense got off to a soggy start Saturday night when play was suspended because of rain showers, with Federer up a set and tied 2-2 in the second.

People Senior Likud source: Still unclear if Netanyahu wants to avoid elections
Author: 0 Senior Likud source: Still unclear if Netanyahu wants to avoid elections

Recent opinion polls show the long-time leader still enjoys strong public support and his Likud party could win the most seats in new elections, despite the corruption allegations. The bill is bitterly opposed by Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman . "Once the heads of the ultra-Orthodox parties announced they'd agree to a solution, the draft crisis was solved", he wrote on Twitter .

People House Intelligence Panel Wraps Up Russia Probe Interviews
Author: 0 House Intelligence Panel Wraps Up Russia Probe Interviews

Several Republicans on the panel have been signaling for several weeks now that they're ready for the Russian Federation investigation to wrap up, arguing that Democrats are trying to extend the probe into the campaign season. The Ethics Committee closed its investigation of Nunes in December. The committee's partisan split grew deeper in February, when Republicans released the " Nunes memo " alleging that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department abused their surveillance ...

People Democrat Lamb seeks coal-country help in Pa. House election
Author: 0 Democrat Lamb seeks coal-country help in Pa. House election

President Trump is holding a campaign rally outside of Pittsburgh on Saturday night to boost Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone , who has been struggling to lock up a special election in a district Trump won by almost 20 points in the 2016 election.

People Iwobi in, Cech stars as Arsenal bounce back with Watford win
Author: 0 Iwobi in, Cech stars as Arsenal bounce back with Watford win

There's a lot of negativity. "It is like rain in England, it is easy to get", he said . But after what happened in that week, it's a bit understandable. The visitors were showing plenty of objective, giving Arsenal's defenders little time on the ball, and Femenia saw a volley blocked before Mustafi fouled Richarlison as he attempted to break clear and picked up a yellow card for his troubles.

People More civilians leave Syrian rebel enclave as army advances
Author: 0 More civilians leave Syrian rebel enclave as army advances

The assault on Eastern Ghouta has been one of the most ferocious of Syria's civil war, which a monitoring group said Monday had now left more than 350,000 dead in seven years. Last week, regime forces managed to seize Eastern Ghouta's strategic Misraba and Medyere neighborhoods, effectively cutting the district in two. A convoy of relief trucks crossed front lines into eastern Ghouta on Friday and unloaded all its food despite the fighting.

People Fake news 'travels faster', study finds
Author: 0 Fake news 'travels faster', study finds

For instance, the true news-related tweets rarely reached over 1,000 people. In further analysis of the data, the researchers took out information spread by automated social media accounts, or "bots", and found that the findings still stood when these programmed accounts were removed.

People South Carolina's jobless rate again inches up slightly
Author: 0 South Carolina's jobless rate again inches up slightly

Due to rounding, though, the January unemployment rate remained unchanged from December, according to the labor department. North Carolina's unemployment rate in January didn't move from the 4.5 percent mark where it's been for three previous months.

People Pakistan welcomes Iran's call for expansion of trade ties
Author: 0 Pakistan welcomes Iran's call for expansion of trade ties

His visit comes weeks after Pakistan announced that it would send troops to Saudi Arabia, Iran's arch rival. "Iran and Pakistan as two friendly and neighboring countries with common borders are necessary to have strong cooperation on [ways to] ensure the two countries' borders and prevent operations by terrorists", Zarif said in a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Muhammad Asif in Islamabad on Monday.