• Winter Olympics 2018: Svindal claims downhill gold

    Winter Olympics 2018: Svindal claims downhill gold

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    Sochi 2014 gold medallist Matthias Mayer, also of Austria, finished ninth, meaning no athlete has ever won back-to-back golds in the men's downhill. His creaking, much-reconstructed knee was up to the task and he powered through the bottom half of the course in his trademark style to knock Feuz off the top of the timesheets.
  • Parrikar being treated in Mumbai for 'mild pancreatitis': Aide

    Parrikar being treated in Mumbai for 'mild pancreatitis': Aide

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    Parrikar also said his remarks were not an expression of fear, but a worry. On being trolled on social media, he said, "Photos of an elderly woman with a beer bottle have been published online. Worry is fundamental to every person". Later, speaking to reporters, the Chief Minister said final decision with regard to auctioning of mining leases would be announced after consulting all the stakeholders.
  • Parents, students reunite after school shooting

    Parents, students reunite after school shooting

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    One student told a reporter from WJXT that "everyone predicted" that 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz , who police say carried out the deadly massacre, would be the one to shoot up Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School . Much of the area around the school is blocked off to the public. "I stopped seeing him before his mom passed away because I ended up moving [to Sunrise, Florida], but we would still contact each other every other day".
  • United Nations finds decline in Afghan civilian fatalities

    United Nations finds decline in Afghan civilian fatalities

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    On Monday, the Taliban invited the libertarian senator Rand Paul for talks at their office in Qatar, after he claimed the US's projected $45bn (£32.5bn) spend in Afghanistan over 2018 amounted to money "thrown down a hatch". The Taliban's recent horrific terror attacks in Kabul speak louder than these words. The Taliban said it was not too late for the American people to realise the Taliban can solve problems with every side "through healthy politics and dialogue", adding the chances ...
  • Shots fired at Florida high school; 17 confirmed dead

    Shots fired at Florida high school; 17 confirmed dead

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    A Florida sheriff says that 12 of the 17 confirmed deaths in Wednesday's shooting attack on a high school were found in the school. The Stoneman Douglas High School student, named Crystal, texted her mother at the start of the shooting while still inside the school, telling her that she heard the gunshots and that she was scared.
  • Ethiopia: Prime Minister Calls It Quits as Unrest Rumbles On

    Ethiopia: Prime Minister Calls It Quits as Unrest Rumbles On

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    The resignation of Hailemariam Desalegn , who has been in power since 2012, was reported by the state-affiliated broadcaster Fana on Thursday and follows a nationwide state of emergency previous year. The embattled politician said he will step down as soon as the ruling People's Revolutionary Democratic Front, as well as the country's parliament, accept his written resignation and announce a substitute premier.
  • Senate starts in on immigration reform

    Senate starts in on immigration reform

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    The president also threatened to veto any bill that fails to satisfy those criteria, saying he would oppose "any short-term "Band-Aid" approach". Cotton argued that Democratic support for Trump's immigration compromise framework is "the electorally smart thing to do" in a midterm election year .
  • In London closed the airport because of a bomb found

    In London closed the airport because of a bomb found

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    The World War Two bomb that shut down London City Airport has been blown to smithereens at sea. About 450 German bombs have been found since 2010, or about 60 a year. "The bomb presents no risk to the public in its current location, so we will leave it where it now sits until tomorrow". Robert Sinclair, CEO of the airport, apologized and said : "The airport is cooperating fully with the Met Police and Royal Navy and working hard to safely remove the device and resolve the situation as quickly ...
  • Talladega High student found with gun in backpack

    Talladega High student found with gun in backpack

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    Lake Nona High School assistant principal Adele Salazar said in a message to the campus community that another student saw the boy on the bus with what appeared to be a gun and alerted staff. UPDATE - The staging area for parents has been moved to 1125 Cromwell Bridge Road, in the parking lot of The Big Screen Store. "I want to assure you, if appropriate, the student will face disciplinary action according to our student code of conduct", Marcus High School said.