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Terrorists have launched an early morning attack on a military academy in Kabul . One of the insurgents involved in the attack has been arrested by the security forces, the local media reports quoted military sources, as saying. He insisted, however that "the attack was against an army unit providing security for the academy and not the academy itself". Five militants targeted a military base in Kabul on Monday, killing 11 and capping a week of violence that has shaken a country ravaged ...
  • Paul Hollywood leaves Twitter after 'fake follower' inquiry

    Paul Hollywood leaves Twitter after 'fake follower' inquiry

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    Last November, Schneiderman revealed that his office was investigating comments left by fake accounts on the FCC's website that impersonated real people during the Net Neutrality open comments process. The paper linked the "follower factory" to a host of celebrity accounts. "We are working to stop them and any companies like them". "If you're going to forge something, you don't do it from scratch; you put real bits and pieces in it", said Paul Levinson, a professor of communication and ...
  • Several chances for snow this week, some colder temperatures

    Several chances for snow this week, some colder temperatures

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    Following the snow, Tueday will be much colder with high temperatures only reaching the low 20's. Today (Monday): We're in between two weather systems but each is close enough to sock us in with considerable cloud cover. The wintry mix will transition to snow showers overnight and last throughout the day Thursday . It's not the best chance of snow, but the possibility is there.
  • Australia Plans To Enter 10 Top Defence Export Countries

    Australia Plans To Enter 10 Top Defence Export Countries

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    The Australian government announced today a new strategy to boost Australia into the ranks of the top 10 defence industry exporting countries within a decade. "One of the features, of course, of defence industry is peaks and troughs, depending on the Australian government's demand for equipment and platforms", he said.
  • Volkswagen Apologizes for Testing of Diesel Fumes on Monkeys

    Volkswagen Apologizes for Testing of Diesel Fumes on Monkeys

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    An Aachen-based university hospital then examined 25 people after they inhaled varying amounts of the gas over several hours. The test was conducted by the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in the USA state of New Mexico. It remains unclear whether the carmakers were aware of monkeys being used in the experiments conducted by EUGT. According to the Financial Times, BMW said it "does not carry out any animal experiments" and had no role in the design of the diesel studies.
  • Prez, PM hope for early Par approval of Triple Talaq bill

    Prez, PM hope for early Par approval of Triple Talaq bill

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    The President's statement comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an interview again batted for simultaneous polls in the country, saying it would save a lot of resources. "Almost all opposition parties highlighted that the duration of the session was very short and a wide range of issues need to be discussed". The Opposition, however, is gearing up to strongly resist the move and also corner the government over a host of other issues, politicians said.
  • Bomb planted under ambulance injures over 140 in Afghanistan

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    Marshal Fahim Military Academy was the target of an attack last October, when a suicide bombing killed 15 Afghan Army cadets as they were leaving the facility located near Qambar square in Afghanistan's capital. Taliban terror group reportedly claimed responsibility for the blast. The Taliban carried out the suicide attack using an ambulance. He said at least 235 others have also sustained injures and the Afghan police forces have sustained heavy casualties in the attack.
  • Snow, then warm, then 'winter comes back in full force'

    Snow, then warm, then 'winter comes back in full force'

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    The weather service said snow is likely to return on Monday with highs in the low 30s and overnight lows Monday night back into the teens. And Sunday will see a 30 percent chance of snow with a high around 38. The chance of precipitation is now at 40%, but rain could turn into snow depending on where temperatures sit. Wednesday: High 37 degrees, low 29 degrees.
  • Google invests in Indonesian ride hailing firm Go-Jek

    Google invests in Indonesian ride hailing firm Go-Jek

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    He wrote: "By investing in local companies, building locally relevant products and training local talent, we hope to see more incredible local champions like Go-Jek emerge in Indonesia". Google vice-president Caesar Gupta said the company's investment in Go-Jek is part of its strategy to participate in Indonesia's flourishing startup ecosystem.
  • Snow showers dust the area as colder air arrives

    Snow showers dust the area as colder air arrives

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    Mostly cloudy with a bit of snow late. The Arctic air is not yet in place, so temperatures aren't terribly cold (yet), with highs in the mid- to upper 40s. Temperatures will climb dramatically from the bitter cold Tuesday night into the upper 40s to low 50s by Wednesday afternoon under mostly sunny skies.
  • Jay-Z Receives

    Jay-Z Receives "Grammy Salute To Industry Icons Award"

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    Brooklyn native Jay-Z was honored with the GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons on Saturday night. "We can pretend we don't care, but we really care", he said of Grammy recognition. He is now worth an estimated $1 billion with Beyonce after amassing a business empire that includes fashion, entertainment and the Tidal streaming service.
  • Three dead in Bengal bus accident

    Three dead in Bengal bus accident

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    Rescuers found the body of a woman floating. It is not immediately know how many passengers were there in the bus that had sunk in the canal. Alleging lax rescue operations, locals expressed their ire by stone-pelting on police and setting police vehicles, fire tenders and cranes on fire.
  • Angelina Jolie tells Al Arabiya long-term solution needed for Syrian refugees

    Angelina Jolie tells Al Arabiya long-term solution needed for Syrian refugees

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    No one wants to get off aid more than a Syrian family. "From everything we see, it's hard to hope that Syria will go back to the way it was before". The "Maleficent" star - who has Maddox, 16, Pax, 14, Zahara , 13, Shiloh , 11, and nine-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with her estranged husband Brad Pitt - said: "Humanitarian aid is not a long-term solution".
  • Tom Izzo hopes people 'rally behind the survivors' in sexual abuse scandal

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    Neither former star Adreian Payne nor Travis Walton was ever charged. Even Izzo , one of the "good guys" in college basketball, is not free from criticism. Izzo paused for a lengthy period, at least in terms of answering during a news conference, before he replied: "I've cooperated [with] every investigation, every one, and I will continue to cooperate with every investigation, every one".
  • Complete IPL squad of Rajasthan Royals

    Complete IPL squad of Rajasthan Royals

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    Preity had shot to the limelight on Day 1 bidding for nearly everything and ready to pay any price and Virender Sehwag had Tweeted then... His base price was 50 lakh. The biggest shock of the IPL auction was Chris Gayle getting sold in the second round of the unsold players . Unsold players could be called back into the auction on day two , if requested by any franchise.