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World Shah credits 'tallest leader' Modi for poll win
Author: 0 Shah credits 'tallest leader' Modi for poll win

At the BJP's Delhi headquarters, party chief Amit Shah celebrated with jubilant party workers and credited the BJP's victory to PM Modi's leadership, describing him as "the most popular leader since Independence". But its staggering demographic weight makes it the most politically consequential state in India's democracy. BJP state chief for UP Keshav Prasad Maurya said results are a win for progress.

World Wenger drops hint over Arsenal future following cup triumph
Author: 0 Wenger drops hint over Arsenal future following cup triumph

The FA Cup experience has been wearying - "I'll be glad to be fish and chip paper", Cowley said - but his pride in what he had achieved in making his side the first from outside the league to reach the Cup quarter-final in 103 years was obvious.

World CDC probes multistate listeria outbreak linked to contaminated cheese
Author: 0 CDC probes multistate listeria outbreak linked to contaminated cheese

The Department of Public Health is investigating after confirming Thursday that a CT resident had died after eating recalled cheese. Two of the six cases have been fatal, including residents from CT and Vermont. One illness was reported in a newborn; one death occurred in CT and another in Vermont. These soft, raw milk cheeses were distributed nationwide mostly in the Norheastern and Mid-Atlantic states and in California, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Author: 0 Putin, Erdogan to discuss settlement in Syria, bilateral relations

The U.S. military has carved out a new role in Syria, with small numbers of troops now positioned to prevent an escalation of violence among an array of militias and other forces that have converged on an increasingly complex battlefield. "The Turkish military is present in Syria and carries out military operations there, and the Russian military continues activities to support the Syrian armed forces - this requires very close interaction and coordination", the Kremlin spokesman said.

World South Korea court says to rule on President Park's impeachment on Friday
Author: 0 South Korea court says to rule on President Park's impeachment on Friday

Park's lawyers say she was staying in her "residence cum office", receiving situation reports by phone and issuing directives on rescue operations. As long as she remains president, she is immune from prosecution. Calling themselves "Parksamo" or "people who love Park", a group of mainly older conservatives have set up camp in the central plaza in front of Seoul City Hall, flying a USA flag above their tents.

World Poachers Break Into Paris Zoo, Kill Rhinoceros and Steal Its Horn
Author: 0 Poachers Break Into Paris Zoo, Kill Rhinoceros and Steal Its Horn

Poachers chopped off his horn, but his second horn was left on as the poachers were apparently disturbed. Rhinoceros horns are worth on average between 30,000 and 50,000 euros - worth more than their weight in gold. The animal is behind the very popular African Animal Park Reserve. He added: "It's not easy to kill a rhino weighing several tonnes just like that".

World Syrian rebels urge Trump to correct Obama's
Author: 0 Syrian rebels urge Trump to correct Obama's "catastrophic mistakes"

However, both sides have laid claim to small victories. The government delegation has sought to focus peace talks around counter-terrorism - which is how it frames the battle with all its armed opponents - while the opposition wants to discuss political transition, which it says must mean President Bashar al-Assad giving up power.

Author: 0 Oil Hovers Near 3-Week Low Amid High Stock Levels

This comes on the heels of Russian Federation, which in December pledged to reduce supply by as much as 300,000 barrels per day (bpd), failing last month to pump lower than its January output figure of 11.1 million bpd. United States inventories of oil rose by 1.5 million barrels to 520.2 million barrels in the week ended February 24, according to the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) weekly oil report.

Author: 0 LeEco Lays Off 270 Employees In India, Says Won't Exit

Industry sources have maintained that the losses at the parent firm coupled with a shift in focus towards China and USA could be reasons for the company's possible exit from India. The company has cut down jobs at its offices in Mumbai and Delhi locations in India and at present it is firing employees at the research and development centres (R&D) in Bengaluru, the report said citing the sources, as saying .

Author: 0 Confirmed: US Conducts 20 'Precision' Strikes Against al-Qaeda in Yemen

The Associated Press, citing Yemeni officials, said the strikes concentrated on an area where the three governorates converge. A USA official told ABC News that the airstrikes were planned prior to that SEAL mission. It is believed three people affiliated with the terrorist group were killed. One US official said Thursday's airstrikes had been planned for weeks, and were being discussed before the deadly January raid.

Author: 0 Nigeria economy contracts, but "well on its way out of recession"

It is now on course to surpass the Netherlands' modern-era record of 26 years of consecutive growth between 1982 and 2008. The Australian dollar jumped to 76.87 U.S. Despite subdued wages growth, household spending was also a key driver as consumers opened their wallets, contributing 0.5 percentage points, while public investment in things such as infrastructure added 0.3 percentage points.

Author: 0 Both Syrian sides see gains in peace talks as Russia weighs in

As was the case in previous years, Bashar al-Jaafari, the lead negotiator for the Assad government, has stressed that the focus of the talks should be on fighting terrorism, not on a political transition from Assad's rule that the United States had demanded in previous years or the milder political reforms that Russian Federation has been promoting.

Author: 0 Pancake Day 2017: How to make really easy pancakes

The word Shrove is derived from shrive - or absolve - although in some countries the term Mardi Gras ("fat Tuesday" in French) is preferred while many Spanish countries celebrate Carnaval on the day with wild parties to mark the occasion.

Author: 0 Salvadorans mourn the violent death of Gustavito the hippo

Henriquez said that injuries on the hippo's feet likely occurred when the animal attempted to defend himself. But zookeepers did not discover the hippo's injuries until Thursday because he did not leave his pool. Gustavito survived for four days, before eventually succumbing to his injuries late on Sunday. It was after this that vets there found wounds on his neck and face.

Author: 0 'Glitter' Ash Wednesday: Chicago area churches show LGBTQ support

It's a chance for those whose work and family lives don't allow them to stop for an hour to attend a full worship service. Cramer, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Grand Haven, will again offer Ashes to Go from 8-9:30 a.m. Christians traditionally give up certain foods over Lent, which leads up to Easter and this year begins on 1 March, to mark Jesus's 40 days of fasting in the desert.

World Malaysia seeks mistress of Kim Jong Nam in death investigation
Author: 0 Malaysia seeks mistress of Kim Jong Nam in death investigation

They say they thought they were taking part in a TV prank. The outcome of the medical examination is unknown. A Malaysian policeman tries to stop members of the media as a North Korean embassy official leaves the Forensic department at the Hospital Kuala Lumpur in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia, Feb.

World 'Obama 2017' Campaign Launches To Elect Barack Obama President Of France
Author: 0 'Obama 2017' Campaign Launches To Elect Barack Obama President Of France

The campaign has so far put up 500 posters around Paris and has launched a website with the slogan " Oui on peut! ". Around 500 "Obama 17" posters have also been spotted across Paris featuring the Nobel Laureate's photograph and his United States campaign slogan "Yes we can" in French ("Oui on peut").

World Fox News interviews unknown Swedish 'security advisor' in crime debate
Author: 0 Fox News interviews unknown Swedish 'security advisor' in crime debate

Swedish officials in the Swedish Defense Ministry and Foreign Office said that they had never heard of Bildt, and that he was not associated with any part of Sweden's government. He also has a criminal record. In 2014, Bildt was convicted for assaulting a law enforcement officer and threatening an official by the Arlington General District Court in Virginia, and given a one-year prison sentence.

World Bulls beat Cavs 117-99, Are Officially a Jump Shooting Team
Author: 0 Bulls beat Cavs 117-99, Are Officially a Jump Shooting Team

Cleveland struggled as it often does without its star - they are 4-19 without him since he returned to Cleveland in 2014, including 0-4 this season. It was the 33-24 Raptors - who took the Cavaliers to six games in the teams' hard-fought Eastern Conference Finals matchup last year - who dominated this year's trade deadline day in what most perceive to be a huge attempt to close the gap against their rivals from Ohio.

Author: 0 People's Court judge Joseph Wapner dies at 97

The reality show was the first of its kind and opened the door for many more court TV shows. During his time in the United States Army, Wapner earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for his service. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009 and returned to " The People's Court " that year to celebrate his 90th birthday. Judge Marilyn Milian , the show's first female and non-Caucasian leader, has held the reins of The People's Court since that point and began her 15th year ...

Author: 0 Ramjas College: Clash between Nationalism & Anti-nationals

Umar Khalid was arrested past year on charges of sedition after an event at JNU where anti-national slogan were allegedly shouted. Although the police had made a barricade, members from the ABVP would keep breaching it, it was very evident that ABVP had impunity.

Author: 0 Inflation rate rises to 2.1% as carbon policies take hold

The rise was partly due to higher crude oil prices in January, as well as a monthly decline a year earlier, StatsCan said. The data agency cited two major added expenses for the increase: the cost of shelter and transportation. Excluding gasoline, the January inflation rate was 1.5 per cent. Natural gas prices spike by 42.3% . The increase coincided with the implementation of new carbon-pricing policies in Ontario and Alberta.

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