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Svalbard doomsday seed vault gets huge (and critical) seed deposit

The new deposit included samples from gene banks in Benin, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Morocco, the Netherlands, the U.S., Mexico, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus and Britain, according to the AP. The r...

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Evidence of deadly nerve agent increases N. Korea concerns

Evidence of deadly nerve agent increases N. Korea concerns

North Korea is not a signatory to the global convention banning the production and use of the odourless, tasteless, and highly toxic chemical, which is considered a weapon for mass destruction by th...

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Kim Jong-un's brother killed WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

Mr Khalid added detectives would look for the source of the VX. "So there can be some clarity on whether or not she is a victim", Indonesian President Joko Widodo said in Jakarta. But there were no r...

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Sunday penalty rates out

Businesses have been lobbying for the changes since 2015, arguing that reducing penalty rates would lead to greater employment and longer trading hours. Penalty rates and working on Sundays is somet...

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Hull winger Kamil Grosicki: I've got a point to prove against Burnley

The Tigers host Burnley this afternoon looking to continue their impressive recent form at the KCOM which has brought four wins from four in all competitions under Marco Silva and Grosicki is target...

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Lea Michele Cast in ABC Pilot, Produced by Daveed Diggs

Lea Michele Cast in ABC Pilot, Produced by Daveed Diggs

With pilot season in full swing, this is a time of transition on TV and it makes sense that actors and actresses are switching things up and possibly looking for their next role, especially when it co...

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Paris mayor fires back at Trump for insulting her city

Paris mayor fires back at Trump for insulting her city

Hollande was referencing comments Trump made during a speech delivered on Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbour, Maryland, Efe news reported. He continued: "He lov...

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Mistaken for 'Middle Easterner', Indian-origin man killed in US

Mistaken for 'Middle Easterner', Indian-origin man killed in US

Opening up about the events that led to the shooting, Madasani told NYT, "He (the shooter Adam W Purinton) asked us what visa are we now on and whether we are staying here illegally". The FBI is t...

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Several feared trapped in fire in hotel in China's Nanchang

Several feared trapped in fire in hotel in China's Nanchang

Several people were trapped when the fire broke out?this morning. Three of 16 people rushed to hospitals died while in care, and firefighters found seven bodies amid the hotel debris. The fire, whic...

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32 killed, 24 injured in twin terrorist blasts in Syria's Homs

Reports on the number of dead varied, with the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group saying at least 42 security officers were dead. The Syrian Observatory have said that ...

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James Franco, Jodie Foster, Seth Rogen to attend immigrant rights rally

The agency even cancelled its annual Academy Awards party and held the United Voices rally in its place because that's how much they dislike Trump and what he's trying to do to our country. Michael ...

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In Jong-nam murder case, cops confirm taking samples from condo

Investigators found traces of the poison on Kim Jong Nam's eyes and face, police announced Friday. " It can cause convulsions, loss of consciousness , paralysis and respiratory failure in minutes...

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U.S. axes N. Korea talks after Kim murder

Malaysian detectives are holding three people - women from Indonesia and Vietnam, and a North Korean man - but want to speak to seven others, four of whom are believed to have fled to Pyongyang. Air...

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Kim Jong Nam case: 'No anomalies' since attack, says Malaysia Airports

Malaysia confirmed on Friday that Kim Jong Nam was assassinated at the airport with a chemical poison, commonly known as VX nerve agent. Kim died last week when two women came up and attacked him at...

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John Barclay to captain Scotland against Wales in Six Nations

John Barclay to captain Scotland against Wales in Six Nations

UK: TV: BBC. Live Streaming: BBC iPlayer . Hamish Watson had been a stand-out in both tests so far but Cotter has dropped him to the bench to use his energy in the later going with John Hardie...

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Indonesian President Widodo visits Australia

Indonesian President Widodo visits Australia

China claims nearly the entire South China Sea, through which about US$5 trillion (S$7.19 trillion) in shipborne trade passes every year. Indonesia is also one of Australia's most valued counter-ter...

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Police announce deadly VX nerve agent found on Kim Jong-nam's body

This is according to information gleaned from the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the major operating components of the United States Department of Health and H...

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Female Pak intruder shot dead, another arrested in Jammu

Female Pak intruder shot dead, another arrested in Jammu

The woman was identified by Pakistani forces as Rashida Begum, the wife of Abdul Rashid of Old Deoura in Pakistan. "Around one-hour long Commandant-Wing Commandant Level meeting was held at Border P...

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Iraq forces attack IS-held Mosul airport

Iraq forces attack IS-held Mosul airport

Private broadcaster Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen aired live footage from the Mosul airport perimeter, showing a military helicopter buzzing overheard and firing at IS positions as gunfire rattled. A spec...

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Amid shutdown call, PM Modi to launch poll campaign in Manipur

Amid shutdown call, PM Modi to launch poll campaign in Manipur

The Corcom said that the curfew will remain in effect until Prime Minister Modi finishes his speech and leaves the Manipuri capital. Modi visit: Security measures have been tightened ahead of Prime ...

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Congress Top Leaders Paid? Political Storm In Karnataka Over Seized Diary

Govindaraj had told the I-T sleuths during questioning repeatedly that the diary did not belong to him. The Congress government in Karnataka has been caught in a storm of corruption allegations from...

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'Baahubali 2' team celebrates Mahashivratri with this incredible new motion poster

'Baahubali 2' team celebrates Mahashivratri with this incredible new motion poster

Prabhas , who plays the titular role in "Bahubali", took it social networking site Facebook to share the motion poster as he conveyed his wishes for Maha Shivratri. Rana Daggubati has also claimed tha...

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BSSC chairman Sudhir Kumar arrested in connection with multi-crore job scam

BSSC chairman Sudhir Kumar arrested in connection with multi-crore job scam

The state government had to cancel the examination as preliminary evidence indicated the secrecy of the papers may have been compromised, media reported. Asked if the questions and answers were leaked...

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Shiv Sena emerges strong, BJP catching up

Shiv Sena emerges strong, BJP catching up

Though Mumbai's BJP President Ashish Shelar had reason to celebrate his party's performance in the BMC election, his happiness was somewhat dented by the loss of his brother Vinod Shelar. The Mumba...

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Iraqi troops battle booby-trapped drones as they enter western Mosul

Iraqi troops battle booby-trapped drones as they enter western Mosul

Backed by the US -led coalition's airstrikes, artillery, Special Operations forces and hundreds of advisers, Iraqi troops are expected to encounter heavy resistance as they enter western Mosul's labyr...

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Medicaid Expansion Tops List of Important Health Care Provisions

Amidst the emotional debate about Obama's health care law, four-in-ten Americans say they have not been personally affected by it. " An estimated one in five women in America will rely on Planned P...

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Fate of man who burnt Quran in Denmark

Fate of man who burnt Quran in Denmark

He then posted the video on the anti-Islamic Facebook group, "Yes to freedom - no to Islam" along with the words, " Consider your neighbour: it stinks when it burns ". The maximum sentence for blasphe...

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How did the Oscars statue get its name?

Wheeler started writing music for the show when the nominations were announced. Hollywood stars don't have to be the only people getting their hands on some sweet gold during the Academy Awards....

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CJ Spiller Will Not Add Anything to Chiefs Offense

In the case of signing of C.J. Spiller, a lot of fans seemed puzzled by the move. Spiller, a first-round draft pick by the Bills in 2010, hasn't lived up to that first-round hype. At this point, the...

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Turkish-backed FSA recaptures al-Bab from Daesh

An Islamic State vehicle bomb on a security checkpoint controlled by Turkey-backed Syrian rebels in a village near Syria's al-Bab has killed 35 civilians and six rebels, sources in the region said on ...

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Conan O'Brien asks Mexicans to donate money for Trump's border wall

Conan O'Brien asks Mexicans to donate money for Trump's border wall

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Friday on a website for federal contractors that the request for bids on building the proposed border wall will be open as of March 6. Trump signed a...

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American Birkebeiner ski race cancelled for 2nd time ever

American Birkebeiner ski race cancelled for 2nd time ever

Beginning at 9:30 am on Saturday, February 25, buses will transport riders from the Como Parking Lot, off of Highway 63 and south of Cable, Wis., to the American Birkebeiner Trailhead. "The safety of ...

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Iraqi jets hit targets across the border in Syria for first time

Iraqi jets hit targets across the border in Syria for first time

Furthermore, the Los Angeles Times reports that marking a "significant break" in American policy, the USA -led coalition has provided weapons and training to hundreds of Iran-allied Shiite militia...

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Pakistan army goes hunting for terrorists across nation

Pakistan's air force, navy, civil armed forces and other security and law enforcement agencies will jointly participate in efforts to eliminate terror from the country in the drive, whose name roughly...

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North Korea on coal ban: China 'dancing to tune of US'

Coal is North Korea's main export and it exports most of its coal to China, helping to prop up its fragile economy, providing almost half of its foreign currency. It has been a busy month for North Ko...

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