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Yechury said. However, traditionally, the party congress has never accepted any amendment which goes against the sense of the draft resolution adopted by the central committee. According to CPI (M) sources, Yechury had last night expressed his desire to quit from his post, stating it would be hard for him to continue, if his political line was defeated in voting.
  • Kabul hotel attack leaves 18 dead, but toll could climb higher

    Kabul hotel attack leaves 18 dead, but toll could climb higher

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    The more than 12-hour standoff between gunmen and Afghan security forces ended Sunday, leaving at least 14 foreign nationals and four Afghans dead, Ministry of Interior spokesman Najib Danish told CNN . "The second, third and fifth floors were on fire - the fifth floor was engulfed in flames". I tried to come down but I was heavy and my arms were not strong enough.
  • Cuomo: NY to reopen Statue of Liberty during federal government shutdown

    Cuomo: NY to reopen Statue of Liberty during federal government shutdown

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    Visitors on Saturday found boat trips to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island were canceled, the New York Post reported. The Statue of Liberty, temporarily closed by a USA government budget shutdown, will reopen on Monday to once again beckon other countries' "huddled masses" - as well as not-so-poor tourists with dollars to spend.
  • Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented what the president said during DACA meeting

    Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented what the president said during DACA meeting

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    Colin Jost noted later in "Weekend Update " that the cognitive exam included drawing a clock. "We can build on that very easily", he said. Check out the rest of the cold open in the video up top. Jackson, said that he has interacted with the president several times a day for the past year and saw no need for a cognitive test . US President Donald Trump underwent an official White House health test following media speculation about his fitness and well-being.
  • Pita says it's grave or glory at Winter Olympics

    Pita says it's grave or glory at Winter Olympics

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    Taufatofua competed in taekwondo in Rio where he was eliminated from the tournament in his first match. According to the Wall Street Journal (h/t ESPN.com ), Taufatofua earned his place in the 2018 Olympics during a qualifying event in Isafjordur, Iceland.
  • Trump defends himself anew against claims of racism

    Trump defends himself anew against claims of racism

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    Trump was referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects young people who came to the United States illegally as children. Asked what he thinks about people who think he is racist, Trump said, "No, no". Perdue said Sunday on ABC's "This Week: "I am telling you that he did not use that word ".
  • Dimitrov ousts Kyrgios to reach Open quarters

    Dimitrov ousts Kyrgios to reach Open quarters

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    The Bulgarian's superb all-round performance was a far cry from the disjointed, error-riddled displays in the first three rounds that forced him to scrap his way to the fourth round. "There were periods where I stepped on the court previous year where I was just doing it for the sake of doing it". "If I was him, I would sit down in a room somewhere and put some deep thought into whom might bring to the table something that I may feel I need that I don't have".
  • Environment Canada predicts freezing rain for York Region Monday

    Environment Canada predicts freezing rain for York Region Monday

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    Temperatures this weekend are expected be upwards of seven degrees above the seasonal average. Local power outages may also occur. Temperatures will hover around the freezing mark which means some patchy freezing rain is likely for the Monday evening commute, especially north of the city.
  • Europe jittery as crunch vote looms for German coalition

    Europe jittery as crunch vote looms for German coalition

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    The SPD state groupings in Brandenburg (10 delegates) and Hamburg (15) voted in favour of coalition negotiations. An SPD party vote rejecting the coalition accord could end Schulz's year-long leadership of the SPD and throw into doubt Merkel's political future, after she failed in November at her first attempt to form a coalition with the pro-business Free Democrats and the environmental Greens .
  • Iraq sentences German woman to death for belonging to IS

    Iraq sentences German woman to death for belonging to IS

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    The woman was convicted of participating in attacks on Iraqi security forces and offering the militant group logistical support, said Birqdar. The woman, who has not been named but is said to be of Moroccan descent, was captured during the battle for Mosul past year.
  • Israel Pays Compensation for Killed Jordanians

    Israel Pays Compensation for Killed Jordanians

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    The guard was acting in self-defense . The work of the Israeli embassy in Amman was suspended in July 2017 until the diplomatic conflict over the murders at the embassy is settled. Contrary to statements released today the previous Israeli release did not address that claim, saying only that "the Israeli authorities will continue reviewing the materials regarding the July 2017 incident and anticipate making a decision in the coming weeks".
  • Social media accelerates hate speech removal as European Union threatens crackdown

    Social media accelerates hate speech removal as European Union threatens crackdown

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    YouTube , Facebook and Twitter vowed today to ramp up their fight against illegal online hate speech after the Commission published a third evaluation of its voluntary code of conduct dealing with the issue. "The fact that our collaborative approach on illegal hate speech brings good results does not mean I want to give a free pass to the tech giants", she told a news conference.
  • Iran deal to 'fall apart' if Trump pulls out: Lavorv

    Iran deal to 'fall apart' if Trump pulls out: Lavorv

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    The allies of the USA in the region such as India, South Korea Sweden, and Japan were present in the meeting. "We now have a almost two-month Winter Olympic pause". "The rationale behind this accelerated pace is clear", the analyst added. Trump last week agreed to again waive USA nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, but demanded that United States lawmakers and European allies fix the "disastrous flaws" in the deal or face a U.S.
  • India reiterates status quo being maintained in Doklam

    India reiterates status quo being maintained in Doklam

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    Asked about concerns that China is preparing for a second standoff at Doklam area, he said Indian troops' intervention to stop building a key road close the Chicken Neck Corridor of India, has put the bilateral ties to severe test. News reports, however, suggested that China continued to build extensive Chinese infrastructure in the tiny Doklam Plateau. "It is legitimate and justified.
  • Syria Protests Strongly against US Training Troops on its Territory

    Syria Protests Strongly against US Training Troops on its Territory

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    Turkey's move could also complicate its push to improve ties with Russian Federation. Tillerson then telephoned Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who said that Damascus was informed about the operation. The Turkish military said its operation in Afrin was to provide safety for Turkey's border and to "eliminate terrorists. and save friends and brothers, the people of the region, from their cruelty".
  • N.Korea accuses U.S. of plotting another Korean War

    N.Korea accuses U.S. of plotting another Korean War

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    The final deal cleared 22 North Korean athletes to compete in three sports and a total of five disciplines. The other sports events the North Koreans will compete in are figure skating , short track speed skating , Alpine skiing and cross-country skiing .