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Students seize control of gun debate, plan walkouts and march

Some teens have been critical of Trump for failing to mention guns in his comments about the attack. Instead of going to classes, she urged her fellow students to stage protests on the 19th anniversary of the mass shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado.

Benjamin Netanyahu warns Iran: Don't test our resolve

Lifting Iran's limitations on uranium enrichment should not be linked to a calendar, Netanyahu said, but rather to Iran's behavior, which as a result of the deal has gotten worse and more aggressive in the region, not better. He has also dismissed the accusations as a witch hunt orchestrated by a hostile media. Zarif urged other powers to join Iran in a regional dialogue, "at a time when we are dangerously close to escalating conflict that will affect our children, and grandchildren".

Iran ready to share its oil, gas with India: Rouhani

During his visit , both Iran and India will review the progress achieved in bilateral relations and also exchange views on regional and worldwide issues of mutual interest. However, local Indian media have reported frustrations over delays in awarding a contract to develop a major gas field known as Farzad B in the Gulf.

ATC awards death sentence to convict in Zainab rape-murder case

Imran Ali, 24, was on trial for the killing of 6-year-old Zainab Fatima Ameen in the eastern city of Kasur last month. Imran was handed death sentences for kidnapping, rape, murder and an act of terrorism, a life sentence for sodomy and a large fine.

Ethiopian PM Desalegn quits after mass anti-govt protests

In his speech, Desalegn noted that people had been displaced and injured and property damaged in the recent unrest and that he believed his resignation was necessary to carry out the democratic reforms that were underway. Also on Friday, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, met and discussed current political issues with Ethiopia's Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu in NY.

Four security officials martyred in Quetta attack

Quetta , Razzaq Cheema said the security personnel was on a routine patrol when they were attacked by miscreants in Dukkani Baba area of Sariab Road in the city. The remarks by a State Department official came ahead of a crucial Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Paris from February 18 to 23. Police and law enforcement personnel reached the spot as an investigation was launched.

Pakistan's 'fearless' rights champion dies at 66

Her death has sparked an outpouring of tributes from global human rights groups and political leaders, including the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres - who called her a "human rights giant" - and Pakistan's Nobel prize victor Malala Yousafzai.

Bomber Gets Life in Prison for New York, New Jersey Attacks

A NY judge today sentenced a U.S. restaurant worker to life in prison following a September 2016 bombing that wounded 31 people in Manhattan's upscale Chelsea neighbourhood. While imprisoned, Rahimi has completed classes in business, entrepreneurship and drama, Donaldson wrote. "She described Rahimi's efforts to radicalize fellow prisoners at the federal jail in NY where he has been imprisoned since his arrest".

United Nations officials, Church leaders decry escalating situation in Syria

In Israel's telling , the sequence of events began early Saturday, when Israeli forces spotted an Iranian drone entering Israeli airspace. "The Syrian army will find itself under fire if it continues to cooperate and allow Iran to position itself on Syrian soil", Katz said, repeating a paranoiac Israeli mantra about Iranian activity in Syria .

Omarosa Manigault sent to hospital on 'Celebrity Big Brother'

The "Celebrity Apprentice" alum also warned about Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration and DACA. And she says to me, 'Hey, Piers, we should have a showmance.' I said , 'What's showmance?' "But he thinks Jesus tells him to say things, and I'm like, 'Jesus didn't say that.' Scary".

Leftists FREAK OUT about bold Trump admin. proposal to revamp food stamps

The Trump administration says that the change to food stamps would be used to cut fraud and enhance nutrition . - The Trump administration wants to replace food stamps to low-income families with government-mandated harvest boxes of food .

Helicopter Crashes in Grand Canyon, 3 Dead

He said three people were killed and four had unknown injuries, and that authorities were possibly looking for one or two more people, the station reported. "It's just disgusting", witness Teddy Fujimoto said. The identities and nationalities of the dead and injured were not immediately released. The Federal Aviation Authority's spokesman has explained the helicopter to have undergone "substantial damage".

South Africa's Ramaphosa admits 'disunity' as Zuma fights exit

The rally is part of ANC celebrations marking 100 years since Mandela's birth, as Ramaphosa tries to revive the party's tarnished reputation. "It is therefore important that we manage the discussions that are now underway with care and objective, ensuring that we place the interests of South Africa first".

Snow-Ice Warning Issued For Ireland

It's said winds will reach up to 55 and 65 km/h with some gusts reaching up to 110 km/h possible. Separately, a Status Yellow rainfall warning is in place for Connacht, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal . Monday will continue cold with sunny spells and southerly winds gradually freshening. Rain will develop in the west and will spread eastwards to all areas overnight.

Canadian PM Trudeau meets with Gov. Brown

Trudeau promoted his country's fast-track employment permit for certain workers, dubbed the "global skills strategy visa". Trudeau was not injured, a Canadian government source said. In 1988, Reagan and then-Prime Minister Brian Mulroney signed the first free trade agreement between the two countries - a precursor to NAFTA. Toronto, which has created a government-sponsored innovation hub for tech companies, was the only one of several Canadian cities that made the shortlist.

Evidence Russia meddled in election, Bush declares

The report did not elaborate whom in Russia Bush was accusing of interfering in the U.S. The report added that Bush was not naming Trump in his comments. Bush , a Republican, said as quoted by the daily that Putin "can't think, 'How can we both win?' He only thinks, 'How do I win, you lose?'" That is why North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is so important, "said the former U.S.

Despite Trudeau's human rights concern, Canada sells weapons to Philippines

The Philippine government can consider other sellers of military helicopters, if the Canadian government refuses to push through with the deal, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Thursday. The most recent sale, Jagunos added, only underscores the need for answers and safeguards. "And we want the government to look into that to see if the helicopters are indeed being used in combat that are harming and killing civilians".

Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute to be heard on 14 March: SC

The Supreme Court has adjourned the politically-sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case to March 14 since documentation and translations are yet to be complete. "They want to assist the court in reaching a just verdict". The decade-long Ayodhya case has taken many turns till now, since December 6, 1992, when thousands of right-wing activists knocked down the Babri mosque in Ayodhya saying it was built on a Temple marking the birthplace of Lord Ram which was destroyed ...

Corbyn kicks off campaign for women's equality with landmark museum meeting

But they still couldn't vote. She was the leader of the Suffragette movement. Sam Smethers, chief executive of the Fawcett Society, which campaigns for gender equality and women's rights, says it's "surprising and disappointing" that some of the discussions being had 100 years ago are still relevant now.

White House says it 'could have done better' over Rob Porter allegations

In the email, which was obtained by the news outlet, Holderness reportedly says Cunningham reacted positively to the news that Colbie Holderness, Porter's ex-wife, was not desiring to speak to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Rice video also drew a response from the White House. That could come as early as today. Porter said in a statement. Porter is denying those accusations.

Pentagon Won't Answer Who Would Pay for Trump's Expensive Military Parade

He said the two-hour parade was a "tremendous thing for France and for the spirit of France", and said he wanted one on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington on July 4 - grander than the one he saw in Paris. Dictators around the world use parades like these to try to scare enemies and intimidate their own citizens. The US is now still mired in the longest war in its history as the Afghanistan war enters its 17th year, and US troops are now engaged in combat operations in several countries.

Militant escapes from police custody, two policemen killed

Naveed Jat was arrested from Kulgam during a successful anti-terror operation in 2014. "Naveed himself snatched the weapon of one of the policeman and opened fire", said a police official. The second policeman who succumbed to his injuries has been identified as as Babar Ahmad R/o Bradi Shangus, Anatnag. Two of those men were killed when the fugitive's accomplices opened fire at them in the hospital's parking lot.

Kinder Morgan president wants quick resolution to BC-Alberta trade dispute

Horgan said he spoke with Notley last week, but has not spoken to her since she announced the wine boycott on Tuesday. There were also hashtags in favour of the boycott, but wine drinkers on both sides of the debate seemed to agree that B.C.'s wine industry is collateral damage in a pipeline fight that was - before Tuesday - a separate issue.

Hong Kong's 'Umbrella movement' against Chinese Communist Party refuses to die

Hong Kong's top court ruled on Tuesday that the three student leaders convicted for their roles in a protest that led to the pro-democracy Occupy Movement in 2014 should not be jailed, overturning the prison sentences given to them past year.

Poland's president to sign controversial Holocaust bill

The Polish legislature's passage of the "Law on Institute of National Memory" on February 1 has provoked outcries of anti-Semitism and Holocaust-denying , especially from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with politicians up and down the Israeli political spectrum and elsewhere echoing his concerns.

Wikileaks founder loses appeal to have United Kingdom arrest warrant withdrawn

Assange tweeted to condemn "wall to wall fake news stating the government won today's hearing", insisting his legal team was still fighting the warrant on other grounds. Even if Assange's arrest warrant has been dropped, he could have still been extradited to the U.S. to face trial over WikiLeaks' publication of classified USA military and diplomatic documents in 2010 - which amounted to one of the largest information leaks in United States history.

Five people shot in clashes between migrants in Calais

Around 22 people were hospitalised after the brawl, including migrants from the African country between the ages of 16 and 18. The initial fight, which lasted nearly two hours, broke out on the city's southern outskirts where migrants had been queuing for food handouts.

Hanford History Project hosting new oral history project for Black History Month

Black History Month kicks off tonight with the first event featuring poet Joshua Bennett at 7:00 Albert Taylor Hall. "There are things that my parents said to me that their parents said to them that are recognizable by black folks from MS to Miami to Chicago to Philadelphia".

Justice Department won't retry Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges

Dr. Melgen is now and has always been innocent of the charges brought in New Jersey. Mr. Menendez's top political advisor Michael Soliman said the Democrat from Hudson County will "absolutely" run again in November. The move to dismiss charges is a complete reversal by the Justice Department. Federal prosecutors decided Wednesday not to retry Sen. Lawyers for Menendez and Melgen did not object to the change of heart by the Justice Department.

Sochi congress agrees to set up Syrian constitutional commission

Russian experts also said that the congress will stimulate the long-running reconciliation process on Syria in Geneva. "In this context, it is hard to overestimate the decision on setting up a constitutional council and later on, a constitutional commission".

Disappointment expressed at word John Engler is possible Michigan State President

Last week, the board appointed Bill Beekman as the university's acting president following the resignation of Lou Anna Simon . Engler graduated from Michigan State and spent decades in politics, including leading the state as governor from 1991 to 2003.

Congressman: Police should arrest undocumented immigrants attending State of the Union

The move was in response to the decision by as many as 50 Democratic lawmakers who have reportedly invited dreamers and other undocumented immigrants to President Donald Trump's first State of the Union. All of Gosar's posts were made under the headline, "Getting to know DACA-aged illegals", even though most undocumented immigrants with criminal records are not eligible for the DACA program.

LA Clippers Send Blake Griffin To The Pistons

Detroit also acquired Brice Johnson and Willie Reed in the trade . He also joins a former UNC teammate in the Motor City, as wing Reggie Bullock is now averaging a career-high 8.2 points per game for the Pistons . The move comes just months after the Clippers wooed Griffin in free agency with a pitch that included raising his jersey to the rafters and likening him to historical figures like Martin Luther King Jr.

Kurdistan Parliament highlights Afrin resistance, calls Turkey to end military operation

Afrin, a remote area in northern Syria, was a very popular geotag for Instagram posts shared by Turkish troops. Turkey began its offensive to expel the People's Protection Units (YPG) from a northwestern enclave in Syria on January 20 as it launched artillery and air strikes on positions in Afrin in a campaign labeled "Operation Olive Branch".

The man who built Ikea has died

In a statement, IKEA confirmed that Kamprad died quietly in his sleep at his home in Småland in southern Sweden . Known for his humble style and nearly religious devotion to simplicity and efficiency, Kamprad founded IKEA at the tender age of 17 and first sold matchboxes, fish, Christmas tree decorations, and pens.

Czech president Zeman wins second term

Prime minister Andrej Babiš, a billionaire businessman who has ruled as a caretaker since his minority cabinet lost a confidence vote in parliament last week, backed Zeman. Zeman has exploited widespread fear of migration among Czechs and worked to portray Drahos as someone who would welcome migrants. Early results had tilted towards Zeman, who drew strong support from smaller districts outside cities that report quickly.

Russian police raid Navalny office ahead of planned protests

Navalny has little chance of influencing the election, likely to be won comfortably by President Vladimir Putin , but his ability to use social media to mobilise crowds of mostly young protesters in major cities has irked the Kremlin. Blogger Alexei Navalny was detained in central Moscow on Sunday for violating rally organization's regulations, the Moscow police's press service told TASS on Sunday.

Shutdown, mobile services suspension marks Jan 26 in Kashmir

SRINAGAR , Indian-controlled Kashmir, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) - Local government in Indian-controlled Kashmir organized official functions Friday to mark India's 69th Republic Day amid heightened security and imposition of communication blockade, officials said.

Ronald Gasser found guilty of manslaughter in shooting death of Joe McKnight

Gasser faces a maximum of 40 years in prison. Defense attorney Matthew Goetz said he would appeal. The confrontation ended at an intersection, where McKnight exited his vehicle, approached Gasser's passenger window and was shot. A defense lawyer said McKnight was the aggressor throughout and Gasser fired in self-defense, fearing McKnight was about to attack him through his passenger window.

Melania Trump visits Washington Holocaust Memorial Museum

Despite the trauma they carry with them, they continue to educate us by sharing their experiences, strength, wisdom, and generosity of spirit to advance respect for human rights. Despite the rebuttals, recent headlines have inevitably made for a hard period for the first lady. Boarding Air Force One on January 15 to fly home to Washington, she trudged up the stairs "in blustery wind and rain, behind her husband, who carried an umbrella but did not offer it to his wife", said a report.

MSU trustees meet after AD Mark Hollis steps down

That's what Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said after sentencing Larry Nassar , the former Olympic gymnastics doctor, to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually assaulting over 150 young female athletes, including Olympic medalists McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Simone Biles.

Scientists discover mummy found in church is Boris Johnson's relative

Anna Catharina Bischoff died in the 16th-century, but her body was only discovered in 1975 in front of the altar in a church in Basel . DNA tests show Bischoff died of mercury poisoning, which explains why the remains were so well preserved - the poison acted as a preservative.

Guggenheim offers Trump a gold toilet for White House

It "offers a wink to the excesses of the art market but also evokes the American dream of opportunity for all - its utility ultimately reminding us of the inescapable physical realities of our shared humanity", the Guggenheim's description of the piece explains.

Train Derails Near Milan, Killing at Least 3 and Injuring Dozens

Rescue crews gingerly climbed through them, helping the passengers to escape. The cause of the derailment is not yet clear. Five or six people are still trapped inside the train, according to the TV station. The train's operator, Trenord, said in a tweet that a "technical problem" caused the incident. The train was headed for central Milan from Cremona with hundreds of commuters on board.

Kentucky school shooting leaves two dead and 17 injured

Garland says his own son, a 16-year-old sophomore, jumped into someone's vehicle and sped away, then made his way to his dad's office. "Everybody at that high school reacted appropriately". The Marshall County Tribune-Courier reports students were being bused late Tuesday morning to nearby North Marshall Middle School , where parents could pick them up.

Om Prakash Rawat appointed new CEC, Ashok Lavasa made EC

He told PTI that the AAP MLAs were issued two notices by the EC but their response was not in the context of the notice served on them. Once that is done, then EC is a creature in the Constitution. He said expression of adverse opinions is not really indicative of a trust deficit, as politics is the art of the possibilities and politicians work on those lines.

Record breaking drop in trust for USA institutions, below China

Ironically, this is happening at a time when the US economy is growing strongly, unemployment continues to edge lower and share prices are booming. For the first time, the media have become the least trusted of all institutions globally, according to a wide-ranging survey of people's attitudes.

Philippines won't be embroiled in US-China sea spat--Manila

The Philippines , a longtime US ally, used to challenge Chinese claims to the South China Sea. Last October (2017), Mr Duterte said China committed to the Philippines "not to build anything" near Panatag Shoal/Scarborough Shoal and Pag-asa Island - also known as Thitu Island - in the Spratlys.

15-year-old girl injured following Texas high school shooting

Edge says the male suspect fired a semi-automatic.380 handgun. Several law enforcement vehicles and an ambulance were parked outside the school. Authorities reiterated that the suspect was in custody. Italy, Texas, is located between Dallas and Waco. Students were moved "under guard" to the school's gymnasium, also known as "the dome", she confirmed.