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'We Have Taken an Historic Decision.' Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Addresses Nation On Kashmir Move

'We Have Taken an Historic Decision.' Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Addresses Nation On Kashmir MoveIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation after his government revoked Kashmir's constitutionally-enshrined special status



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Philippines is world's deadliest nation for land rights: campaign group

Philippines is world's deadliest nation for land rights: campaign groupMore than three people were murdered each week last year while protecting their land from encroaching industries, a human rights group said on Tuesday, with a four-fold increase in killings related to conflicts over water. At least 164 farmers and land rights activists were killed worldwide last year, with the Philippines accounting for the most casualties for the first time since Britain-based Global Witness began reporting such deaths in 2012. In 19 countries surveyed, mining was linked to 43 deaths, with fatal attacks also recorded at hydropower projects and in disputes involving agribusiness and logging companies.



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Robert Mueller's testimony fails to galvanize nation to impeach Donald Trump

Robert Mueller's testimony fails to galvanize nation to impeach Donald TrumpRobert Mueller's terse answers on Donald Trump and Russian interference leave Democrats no closer to a guidepost on where to go from here: Our view



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How Iowa can teach the nation to cure one form of political cancer: gerrymandering

How Iowa can teach the nation to cure one form of political cancer: gerrymanderingThe Supreme Court may have declined to address an obvious source of dysfunction in our democracy, but Iowa's redistricting process can help.



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Iranian president: Iran isn't seeking war against any nation

Iranian president: Iran isn't seeking war against any nationIran is not seeking to wage war against any nation, the country’s president said Tuesday while at the same time stressing that Iranians will withstand mounting U.S. pressure and emerge victorious. The remarks by President Hassan Rouhani came as Tehran and Washington are edging toward a flashpoint after Iran announced it was breaking compliance with the nuclear deal with world powers and the Trump administration ordered 1,000 more troops to the Middle East. “We do not wage war with any nation,” Rouhani said, speaking during the inauguration of a new terminal at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport that will raise its capacity from 8 million to 13 million passengers a year.



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President Trump: Jussie Smollett case 'embarrassment' to the nation, FBI will investigate

President Trump: Jussie Smollett case 'embarrassment' to the nation, FBI will investigate"It is an embarrassment to our Nation!" President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday morning.



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Canada closes airspace to Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes; US last nation flying the jets

Canada closes airspace to Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes; US last nation flying the jetsThe U.S. was the last nation flying Boeing 737 Max 8 planes on Wednesday as nations around the globe grounded the jets.



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Venezuela: Violent clashes break out as nation closes border with three countries amid escalating crisis

Venezuela: Violent clashes break out as nation closes border with three countries amid escalating crisisVenezuelan soldiers fired tear gas at civilians near the country’s border with Colombia, amid growing tensions after a crowd tried to clear a barricade in an effort to access humanitarian aid, including food and medicine. Flames from the bus blaze caused nearby power lines to spark along the border. The fresh burst of violence came as Nicolas Maduro‘s government closed Venezuela’s border bridges with Colombia on Friday, having also closed the nation’s borders with Brazil and the island of Curacao, other crucial points of entry for international aid.



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AP WAS THERE: Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution sweeps nation

AP WAS THERE: Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution sweeps nationEDITOR'S NOTE: On Feb. 11, 1979, after days of running street battles and uncertainty, Iran's military stood down and allowed the Islamic Revolution to sweep across the country.



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US weather: Major snowstorm expected to bring 'blizzard-like' conditions across nation and two feet of snow to New England

US weather: Major snowstorm expected to bring 'blizzard-like' conditions across nation and two feet of snow to New EnglandThe National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings across the Dakotas, Great Lakes states and New England for the weekend as a storm is forecast to dump up to 2ft of snow. The National Weather Service in Albany, New York, said snow could fall at a rate of one to three inches (2.5-7.5 centimetres) an hour, creating “difficult to impossible travel conditions” in some areas. In New York City, the worst of the storm is expected from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, with snow accumulations of up to 6in (15cm), followed by rain that could turn to ice as temperatures drop later Sunday.



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