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Worldwide Famous American televangelist Billy Graham dies at 99
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Evangelist Billy Graham is dead at age 99. President John F. Kennedy talks with evangelist Billy Graham at the annual "Presidential Prayer Breakfast" in a Washington hotel, February 9, 1961. I guess you could say we had that in common. He wrote about three dozen books. In 1996, Graham and his wife, Ruth, received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest award Congress can bestow on a private citizen.

Worldwide S.Africa hikes sales tax in 'tough' post-Zuma budget
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Finance minister Malusi Gigaba , who had earlier warned the budget would "bear some pain ", said on Wednesday: "This is a tough but hopeful budget". National treasury expects the hike, which will take effect on 1 April 2018, to raise the lion's share (R22.9bn) of the R36bn in additional taxes it hopes to collect in 2018/2019 to stabilise the country's fiscal situation.

Worldwide Tucson parents arrested for alleged child abuse
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Authorities began the investigation last week after one of the kids escaped through a bedroom window and made his way to a nearby store. On Tuesday, the Tucson authorities arrested 64-year-old Carol Gutierrez and 69-year-old Benito Gutierrez.

Worldwide Obi Ezekwesili reacts to reported missing of 94 Schoolgirls in Yobe
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But they didn't cart away food from our store as claimed. "Our girls have been missing for two days and we don't know their whereabouts", Abubakar Shehu, whose niece is among those missing, told AFP. THEWILL recalls that Abdumaliki Sunmonu, Yobe Police Commissioner, has said there is no case of abduction yet saying the Police was profiling the students to know those who are missing.

Worldwide 2 lawyers killed in Lahore court firing
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Live footage aired on the channel showed the police struggling to save the accused from other lawyers who tried to attack him. In January, a cop, and an under trial prisoner were killed when gunmen fired at them. Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif has ordered authorities to provide fool-proof security for the courts. Taking notice of the firing, the CJ Yawar Ali called a security meeting at 3pm at the LHC, which senior members of the legal fraternity will attend.

Worldwide 'I Will Hold You As Long as You Need'
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There is no school today because of President's Day, but Stoneman Douglas High School will also remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday because the school is still a crime scene. Gonzalez went on to discuss her vision for the March 24 " March for Our Lives ", an event that will see students across the country converge on Washington to say the nation can no longer wait to tackle issues of school safety and gun control reform.

Worldwide No injuries after F-16's engine catches fire over northern Japan
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The fuel tank incident followed a series of mishaps and accidents involving us military aircraft in Japan, mostly in the southern prefecture of Okinawa where the bulk of USA military facilities in the country are hosted. Meanwhile, Aomori Gov. Shingo Mimura criticized the US military's claim that the tanks were dumped after confirming that the area was unpopulated, even though clam fishermen were on the lake at the time of the incident.

Worldwide Lizzie Yarnold knitting a pattern of success with second gold
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Yarnold threw down a track-record time of 51.46 seconds in the final heat to take the lead Saturday, and that left Austria's Janine Flock as the only competitor left who could take away gold. "I didn't think I'd done enough", Deas said. "She is a double Olympic champion". Yarnold is now Britain's most decorated Winter Olympian , after her first win since returning from her year-long sabbatical in 2016.

Worldwide 2 men who surrendered in leader's murder case are dummies, says Congress
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Congress Kannur strongman and former Lok Sabha member K Sudhakaran has announced a 48-hour fast in front of the Collectorate here from Monday as part of its agitation against the delay in arresting those behind the killing. "He is one of the best investigating officers that Kerala police has", DGP Behra added. However, after the arrests, CPI (M) state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said his party would take action against these workers, if found to be involved in the crime.

Worldwide Pakistan Court Order Bars Sharif From Leading Ruling Party
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The news also comes months ahead of expected general elections, pitting the PMLN against the ascendant Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led by former cricketer Imran Khan. The verdict will not affect the PML-N's registration as a party. The chief justice said that a person who is disqualified under of the Constitution of the country is not eligible to sign on any document that is needed to nominate someone to the National Assembly or Senate.

Worldwide US Says North Korea Canceled Meeting With Pence At Last Minute
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Pyongyang "dangled a meeting in hopes of the Vice President softening his message, which would have ceded the world stage for their propaganda during the Olympics ", Pence's Chief of Staff Nick Ayers said in a statement. "At the last minute, DPRK officials decided not to go forward with the meeting". At the opening ceremony, Pence didn't shake hands with Kim Yo Jong , who was just a few feet away.

Worldwide Trump motorcade driver detained by Secret Service after gun discovered
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When you're on White House pool duty in Florida , much of the daily reporting on the president's activities involves waiting in vans while President Trump goes between Mar-a-Lago and his golf course. No one was hurt, the Hill reported, and there was only minor damage. "The Secret Service can confirm that an individual serving as a staff-contracted driver was briefly detained by U.S.

Worldwide Democrats Flip Kentucky House Seat in Race Against Lawmaker's Widow
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Democrats flipped a GOP-held Kentucky state House seat on Tuesday, handing the party its 37th state legislative pickup nationwide since Donald Trump won the presidency. 'The big story out of Bullitt County appears to be voter fraud, ' David Adams, Johnson's campaign manager said in a text message. "I've heard from and about people all day long saying they went to vote for me at the correct polling place and were refused the opportunity to vote", Johnson said.

Worldwide International Mother Language Day: Promoting and Celebrating Linguistic and Cultural Diversity
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It has been observed annually since 2000 - under UNESCO's decision; it aims to promote peace and multilingualism around the world and to protect all mother languages . According to the Endangered Languages Project by the Alliance for Linguistic Diversity, languages in the United States such as Plains Indian Sign Language, Pennsylvania German, Hawaiian, Choctaw, and Louisiana Creole are now listed as endangered.

Worldwide No Mad Max-like scenario post Brexit, says minister
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Great Britain is raising the prospect of a longer Brexit transition period, reports Bloomberg, citing the document. The government is seeking a transition deal after that date which will see the United Kingdom bound by the rules of the European Union for a period of around two years but without having any say in setting the rules that binds the 28-nation body.

Worldwide Rahul calls for a BJP 'mukt' Meghalaya
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Later addressing a public rally in Shillong, the Congress president said, "Just because the BJP can buy a few MLAs, including Congress MLA, you cannot buy the church". The PNB detected the scam in which jeweller Nirav Modi acquired fraudulent letters of undertaking from one of its branches for overseas credit from other Indian lenders.

Worldwide Alabama officer killed, suspect found dead after standoff
Author: 0 Alabama officer killed, suspect found dead after standoff

Wednesday morning after a standoff with a SWAT team. That's according to WKRG , the CBS affiliate in Mobile. He was taken to the University of South Alabama Medical Center. "We need to go back to helping people instead of just taking them to jail and creating bigger problems", he said. "That's my ideal of good policing and I feel like that's what the chief is working towards".

Worldwide Neil Lennon 'angry and sad' for friends abused by Barry Bennell
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He said Bennell had appeared to his victims as a God but added: 'In reality, you were the devil incarnate. "We did not forget, we came after you, Bennell. The court was told that Bennell will serve half his sentence in custody with the rest on licence, with an additional licence period of one year. One of Bennell's victims, who he had pleaded guilty to abusing in 1998, said he knew of four men who had been coached by Bennell, including former Wales manager Gary Speed, who had gone on to ...

Worldwide UK Unemployment Rate Rises To 4.4%; Wage Growth Up 2.5%
Author: 0 UK Unemployment Rate Rises To 4.4%; Wage Growth Up 2.5%

There were 32.15 million people in work. The unemployment rate in Wales is now 5% - up 0.9% on the previous quarter and higher than the average United Kingdom rate, according to latest figures. In Caerphilly the fall was 0.2 per cent (240 people), in Newport it was 0.1 per cent (95 people), and in Monmouthshire a percentage rate was not recorded, but the decrease was 15 people.

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