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Author: 0 German spies target Daily News

For nearly two decades, Germany's foreign intelligence agency spied upon scores of foreign journalists around the world, according to a new report in Der Spiegel . Meanwhile, Merkel admitted on earlier this month that she did not know how closely Germany's spies cooperated with their USA counterparts until 2015, well after an uproar over reports of United States bugging of her cellphone.

Global Media Coutinho Believes Liverpool Are Ready For Leicester Test
Author: 0 Coutinho Believes Liverpool Are Ready For Leicester Test

The Reds travel to the King Power Stadium to face a side who have struggled this season to reproduce the form which secured them a sensational Premier League title triumph last term. "It's two weeks. That's not a real problem", the manager said, insisting that they had an "internal game" that acted like a "proper game" in Spain and "had sessions".

Author: 0 Three injured in Heidelberg vehicle ramming

The man, who was believed to be carrying a knife, was shot by police after the attack in the German city of Heidelberg on Saturday. Some reports say that the auto was a rental vehicle. Local media report that the suspect was driving a rental vehicle. The attack comes just two months after a Tunisian man rammed a truck into a Christmas market on December 19 in Berlin, killing 12 and injuring dozens.

Author: 0 Great white zeroes in on surfer off shark attack hotspot

As the video shows, the surfers seem totally unaware of the shark which is just metres away. There have been at least 11 total shark attacks - two which were fatal - in the Ballina area since 2014, according to The Australian . The local high school in the state's Byron Bay banned students from "ocean-based" sports because of the "unacceptable" potential risk from sharks. Video from the airborne surveillance device has been released by the NSW Government from a trial it held off ...

Global Media Buhari calls Adesina, thanks him for dealing with 'mischief makers'
Author: 0 Buhari calls Adesina, thanks him for dealing with 'mischief makers'

Local newspapers alleged that some Nigerians burst into tears when they heard their leader's voice. Said I should greet my family. "Thanks for holding out against mischief makers, PMB tells me during a phone call today". The Special Adviser to the Governor on Religious Affairs, Alhaji Ali Baba, said the prayer was organised to invoke Allah's protection and good health for the President.

Author: 0 Trump immigration orders stir deportation fears

Our southern neighbor has absorbed no small amount of abuse from the president, who has repeatedly accused the Mexican government of exporting criminals to the United States and promised to strong-arm the country into paying for a multi-billion dollar border wall.

Author: 0 Trump's 'military operation' apparently isn't a military operation

None of the officials made direct references to the deportation of immigrants from third countries to Mexico, or to paying for the border wall planned by Mr Trump, a red-flag issue for Mexico. He has also threatened to block remittances sent to Mexico by Mexican workers in the United States and called for a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada.

Author: 0 Korea to cease accusations over Jong-nam murder probe

North Korea has denied any role in the attack. But police believe the plot involved far more people than the two women. Malaysian police also announced on Wednesday that itwanted to question more suspects, including North Korean embassy official Hyon Kwang Song, along with other nationals Kim Uk Il, 37, and Ri Ju U, which prompted an angry response from North Korea .

Global Media North Korea has large chemical weapons stockpile: Seoul
Author: 0 North Korea has large chemical weapons stockpile: Seoul

Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader, was killed by a VX nerve agent. This is only one of several twists and turns in an already weird story; in a moment reminiscent of a Black Mirror episode, a woman arrested for the murder reportedly thought she was participating in a TV prank show when she smeared him with the cream.

Author: 0 Police announce deadly VX nerve agent found on Kim Jong-nam's body

The report identified the substance as ethyl N-2-Diisopropylaminoethyl Methylphosphonothiolate, or VX nerve agent. It's labeled a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations and is "probably the most sophisticated nerve agent that has been developed", says Charles Duelfer, a former USA intelligence officer and weapons inspector and former head of the fact-finding mission that looked for weapons of mass destruction - including VX - in Iraq.

Global Media Klopp Heaps Praise on First-Year Liverpool Midfielder
Author: 0 Klopp Heaps Praise on First-Year Liverpool Midfielder

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has explained that his side have done very well against the top teams this term but is urging consistency all round. "There are very good players there, so it's sure to be a hard game", he added. By the time Liverpool step out at the King Power they could be four points behind third-placed Tottenham. However, they will not, fortuitously, have lost ground on fourth-placed Arsenal, one point ahead, as they have a blank weekend because of Southampton's ...

Global Media BSF hands over Pakistani border-crosser
Author: 0 BSF hands over Pakistani border-crosser

A few days ago, BSF had shot dead a Pakistani intruder along the Indo-Pak International Border in Bamiyal sector, the same area from where terrorists had infiltrated past year to attack an IAF base. After welcoming the delegation, the BSF raised issues like unprovoked firing from Pakistani side and repeated objections raised by Pakistani Rangers on BSF's maintenance work in the border area, the officer said.

Author: 0 Several Azerbaijani troops killed in Karabakh clashes

Azerbaijan said in a statement quoted by Russian news agencies that it had shot down an Armenian drone and destroyed an Armenian firing position. Baku and Yerevan have quarreled over the region since Armenian separatists captured the territory in a war that claimed almost 30,000 lives in the early 1990s and ended in a fragile 1994 ceasefire deal.

Author: 0 'Doomsday vault': Emergency Arctic facility receives 50k seed deposits

According to The Crop Trust , which oversees the vault, the deposit was made on February 22, and is a necessary part in 'ensuring global food security.' nearly 50,000 seeds from countries all around the world were added. According to The Crop Trust , an organization that supports the storage facility, the vault holds the world's largest and most diverse seed collection - and just received a major investment of 50,000 new seeds.

Global Media Kim Jong Nam killing: DPRK blames S. Korea
Author: 0 Kim Jong Nam killing: DPRK blames S. Korea

South Korean analysts said Sarin and VX are the focus of a North Korean chemical weapons program . North Korea's state-run news agency on Wednesday lashed out at Malaysia and accused it of acting in concert with its ally South Korea - North Korea's foe - to harm the isolated regime, and called allegations of poisoning "wild rumors".

Global Media Australia's 'biggest ever' antivenom dose saves boy bitten by funnel web spider
Author: 0 Australia's 'biggest ever' antivenom dose saves boy bitten by funnel web spider

An average funnel-web bite usually requires three to five vials of antivenom. His father Darren tied Matthew's shirt as a tourniquet and rushed him to a hospital where he received treatment. The males are considered the most deadly in the world and five times more venomous than their female counterparts. The bite of the funnel web spider is fatal if not countered with antivenom within 15 minutes.

Global Media Malaysia-N.Korea ties under review amid spat over death
Author: 0 Malaysia-N.Korea ties under review amid spat over death

Earlier on Thursday, an official from the North Korea embassy in Kuala Lumpur said no formal request to interview either man had been received, and he did not respond when asked if the embassy would cooperate should it receive one. A statement from Malaysia's inspector general of police said that a preliminary analysis from the Chemistry Department of Malaysia identified the agent as Ethyl S-2-Diisopropylaminoethyl Methylphosphonothiolate - the chemical name for VX.

Author: 0 Penalty Rate Cuts Offer Big Break To CE And Appliance Retailers

Saturday and Sunday are our best trading days, and therefore we require full staff on those days and I will not disadvantage staff who wish to work. The rate has not been cut to the extent demanded by business and their lobbyists, who wanted Sunday and public holiday rates reduced to Saturday levels.

Author: 0 Hull winger Kamil Grosicki: I've got a point to prove against Burnley

People around the world are very interested in the Premier League and I always wanted to play here. The Uruguayan has been hampered by injuries this season, resulting in him only scoring four goals in the Premier League, nothing compared to his tally of 24 in the Championship last season for the Tigers.

Global Media France's Hollande fires back at Trump over Paris comments
Author: 0 France's Hollande fires back at Trump over Paris comments

Actor George Clooney added his views on this issue while in the city for the Cesar awards, the French equivalent of the Oscars, where he received a "Cesar d'honneur". French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault also hit back at Trump by tweeting , "3.5 million American tourists visited France in 2016, they will be always welcome".

Global Media 10 dead in fire at luxury hotel in China
Author: 0 10 dead in fire at luxury hotel in China

Among the 16 people taken to hospital, two have succumbed, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Several others have reportedly been trapped inside the hotel, firefighters said. A woman who was rescued from the building told, around 10 construction workers were engaged in decorating work on the second floor when the fire broke out.

Author: 0 At least 30 dead in attacks on Syria security compounds

The government has had full control of Homs since May 2014, when rebels withdrew from the center under a UN-brokered truce deal. The city has seen repeated bombings since then. The SOHR reported that a auto bomb targeted twin command posts at a rebel base in Susian, about 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Al-Bab - one of IS's last remaining strongholds in the Aleppo province.

Author: 0 Jodie Foster, Michael J. Fox call for unity at UTA rally

I don't do this very often, but this year is a different year, this is a singular time - it's one to show up, time to engage. Actress Jodie Foster was among those addressing the crowd at the event, saying it's "our time to resist". UTA said the rally, United Voices , was organised to "express the creative community's support for freedom of speech and artistic expression and stand against policies of exclusion and division".

Author: 0 Malaysia says it will compel North Korea diplomat to come for questioning

The leaked CCTV footage shows Kim asking for help from airport staff, who direct him to a clinic, after he is ambushed. Malaysian police have said Huong heped wipe a liquid, containing a toxic substance, now believed to be VX Nerve Agent - a chemical weapon - on Kim Jong-nam's face.

Author: 0 In Jong-nam murder case, cops confirm taking samples from condo

Investigators are trying to establish whether the man, who has a background in science, had the "training and expertise to manufacture" the chemical, possibly in a laboratory in Kuala Lumpur , Looi said from the Malaysian capital on Saturday.

Global Media Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrives in Australia
Author: 0 Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrives in Australia

Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also have claims to parts of the sea. Indonesia suspended military cooperation with Australia in January after "insulting" teaching materials were found at an Australian base. Widodo was due to visit Australia in November a year ago but cancelled the trip after protests led by hardline Muslims erupted in the capital Jakarta.

Author: 0 Kim Jong-nam killing: VX nerve agent 'found on his face'

The cause of death remains under investigation, police said. Toxicology reports coming from Malaysia indicated that he was attacked with a VX nerve agent, this is now classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the United Nations .

Global Media PM Modi's Visit to Manipur; Insurgents to impose curfew
Author: 0 PM Modi's Visit to Manipur; Insurgents to impose curfew

The prime minister is scheduled to address a rally at Langjing Achouba ground in Imphal West district on Saturday in support of BJP candidates in the ensuing Assembly polls. It fears the agreement will compromise Manipur's territorial integrity. The two national parties and rivals Congress and BJP are also the two main players in these elections, with Congress fielding 59 candidates and BJP 60.

Author: 0 Congress Top Leaders Paid? Political Storm In Karnataka Over Seized Diary

Vishwanath was speaking to media persons here on Friday, February 24. Conducting a series of I-T raids on houses of Congress leaders across the state, the I-T sleuths had recovered a diary from the house of Congress MLC Govinda Raju, who is also chief minister Siddaramaiah's parliamentary secretary.

Global Media Prabhas shares a new poster of 'Bahubali 2'. Check it out…
Author: 0 Prabhas shares a new poster of 'Bahubali 2'. Check it out…

The second instalment of the magnum opus will answer many questions, the primary one being- Why Kattappa kill Baahubali? The shooting spanned over a long time, and was wrapped up quite recently. Set in the fictional town of Mahishmati, the film traces emotions of love, power, revenge and betrayal. Baahubali: The Beginning, which hit the screens in 2015, was highly successful and grossed Rs 600 crore worldwide.

Global Media Bihar: BSSC Chairman arrested in connection with exam racket
Author: 0 Bihar: BSSC Chairman arrested in connection with exam racket

The exam was cancelled after the second phase when allegations of the paper leak were found to be true. "Arbitrary arrests of honest & sincere IAS officers is not done", the IAS (Central) Association tweeted. The questions were leaked on social media and went viral. The relatives were arrested on the grounds of allegedly conniving with Kumar. The Bihar Chapter of the IAS Association after holding its meeting in the day met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar this evening.

Global Media BMC polls: Nitin Gadkari bats for BJP-Sena alliance
Author: 0 BMC polls: Nitin Gadkari bats for BJP-Sena alliance

There was an interesting tussle between the NCP and BJP in the 162 wards of Pune. The AIMIM is yet to open its account in Mumbai . The number 40 was the maximum mark the BJP had achieved till now. Shiv Sena's Vishakha Raut, a former legislator and ex-Mayor, emerged victorious. Danve thanked the voters of Maharashtra for reposing their faith in the BJP.

Author: 0 Boehner's Opinion: Obamacare Repeal Isn't Going to Happen

But a draft plan posted online by Politico would repeal all of the main planks of the Affordable Care Act and replace them with a system of tax credits and softer incentives. It appears that that decision would now be in state officials' hands, and the fear is plans might look to limit that coverage because people with addiction issues are expensive to treat and therefore cover.

Global Media More Iraqi people flee homes amid military operations in western Mosul
Author: 0 More Iraqi people flee homes amid military operations in western Mosul

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. "The heroes of the Iraqi Force early today used F-16 aircraft in targeting terrorists' hideouts in Husaiba and al-Bu Kamal inside the Syrian lands", the statement read.

Global Media Danish man charged with blasphemy after burning the Quran
Author: 0 Danish man charged with blasphemy after burning the Quran

A man in Denmark has been arrested and charged with blasphemy after filming himself burning a copy of the Koran. Denmark's attorney general later signed off on the charge. In 1997, an artist burned a Bible on state television without facing charges. The last was in Y 1971, when 2 Denmark Radio producers were acquitted after airing a song mocking Christianity.

Global Media The 2017 Academy Awards Cheatsheet 47:07
Author: 0 The 2017 Academy Awards Cheatsheet 47:07

Usually Best Director aligns with Best Picture , and that'll be the case again in 2017, as La La Land director Damien Chazelle is the heavy favorite to pick up the prize. Of the actual nominations, my choice would be Ruth Negga's quiet, yet powerful work in "Loving". There may be some suspense in how many awards " La La Land " can collect.

Author: 0 Vehicle bomb kills scores near al-Bab in Syria

Al-Bab is a strategic town on a supply route from Daesh's de facto capital in Syria, Raqqa. The rebels were assisted by Turkish special forces and soldiers as well as fighter jets and tanks. A bomber attacked Turkish-backed rebels just hours after they hailed the village's capture from the terror group. The forces made advances into the town earlier this month.

Global Media Homeland Security Seeking Proposals From Contractors for US-Mexico Border Wall
Author: 0 Homeland Security Seeking Proposals From Contractors for US-Mexico Border Wall

It's unclear what those walls will look like. Vendors will be asked to submit concepts by March 10, and then a select group will be invited to provide full proposals by late March, with the prospect of receiving awards by mid-April. On Feb. 24, Trump spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland. The agency's notice gave no details on where the wall would be built first and how many miles would be covered initially.

Global Media No Snow: North America's Biggest Ski Race Canceled
Author: 0 No Snow: North America's Biggest Ski Race Canceled

Warm weather and rain have resulted in the cancellation of the Birkebeiner race in Hayward this weekend. Weather was the culprit - not enough snow, halting the race for competitors from numerous countries. Skiers, spectators, friends, and the general public are invited! The party begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, and buses will begin transporting riders to the trailhead from the Como parking lot on U.S.

Global Media Iraq Air Force Bombs ISIS in Syria for First Time
Author: 0 Iraq Air Force Bombs ISIS in Syria for First Time

Sultan Mourad, head of a Turkish-backed rebel group told AFP that al-Bab was "completely liberated, and we are now clearing mines from residential neighborhoods". The narrow streets of the old city, located on the western side, also present a challenge, they say. US-backed Iraqi security forces captured Mosul airport on Thursday, state television said, in a major gain in operations to drive Islamic State from the western half of the city.

Global Media Pak. announces new anti-terror operation
Author: 0 Pak. announces new anti-terror operation

Named "Radd-ul-Fasaad" (elimination of discord - in this case terrorism), the operation will include the widest possible security and counterterrorism operations in Punjab, Pakistan's most populated province. will continue to actively partipate/intimately support efforts to eliminate the menace of terrorism from the country", the statement said. When asked regarding measures including broad based counter terrorism operations, countrywide deweaponization and explosive control being taken ...

Author: 0 China says North Korean coal ban shows its sincerity on United Nations resolutions

Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters after the decision was announced that the move reflected China's "responsible attitude on the Korean nuclear issue and its sincerity in implementing UN Security Council resolutions". But most observers cautioned that Beijing was unlikely to take further action to punish Pyongyang, such as banning oil supplies, for fear that the North Korean regime could be devastated.

Author: 0 Iraqi jets hit targets across the border in Syria for first time

Iraqi forces expect a fierce battle against ISIS to retake Mosul. Iraq is engaged in US-backed fight against Daesh, which holds chunks of Iraqi territory. Federal police and an elite Interior Ministry unit known as Rapid Response are clearing the airport of roadside bombs and booby traps left by Islamic State militants who retreated from their positions there on Thursday.

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