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People United States government shuts down as midnight deadline passes
Author: 0 United States government shuts down as midnight deadline passes

The federal government officially shut down on Friday at midnight, after a short-term funding bill which would have funded the government for a month failed to gather enough votes to pass in the Senate. Because of the Republican's razor thin majority in the Senate, and the chamber's procedural rules that require 60 out of the Senate's 100 members to allow a controversial bill to move forward, any Republican funding measure will need at least some Democratic support.

People Prez gets emotional presenting Ashok Chakra to martyr's family
Author: 0 Prez gets emotional presenting Ashok Chakra to martyr's family

Nirala's Ashok Chakra is among the 390 gallantry awards and other decorations approved by President Ram Nath Kovind on the eve of the 69th Republic Day celebrations. An ambush was laid and Cpl Nirala positioned himself close to the hideout, thus cutting off possibilities of an escape by the terrorists. "Laying this ambush itself at such close quarters demanded a very high degree of courage and professional acumen", the citation said .

People Cops Think Toronto Billionaires Died in 'Targeted' Killings
Author: 0 Cops Think Toronto Billionaires Died in 'Targeted' Killings

The founder of generic drugmaker Apotex and his wife, Honey, were found dead in their mansion on December 15. Police said an autopsy showed the Shermans died from "ligature neck compressions". She said investigators have "an extensive list of people" that they "look forward" to speaking to. The home was for sale. "Private investigators hired by the family had already deemed the deaths of Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, as murders, and cops now concur, according to CBC News ".

People Air Force One's new refrigerators cost $24 million
Author: 0 Air Force One's new refrigerators cost $24 million

The $23.6m million Boeing contract incorporates everything from the hand craft to establishment and testing. Air Force One refrigerator replacements to cost taxpayers $24mn Experts say Boeing's almost $24 million contract to install two new refrigerators on Air Force One is not price gouging, but due to the specific requirements of the presidential plane.

People Trump wasting State of the Union opportunity
Author: 0 Trump wasting State of the Union opportunity

Rep. Kennedy , whose political profile has been relatively low key considering his lineage, is the great-nephew of President Kennedy and Senator Edward Kennedy, grandson Robert Kennedy, and is the son of former Congressman Joseph Kennedy, a prominent figure during his congressional years when it came to issues of Irish American concern.

People South Korea's Moon visits hospital fire scene, agonises over series of disasters
Author: 0 South Korea's Moon visits hospital fire scene, agonises over series of disasters

Officials say patients walked through fire and toxic smoke to escape the hospital while the main exit on the first floor was ablaze. None had been required under fire prevention laws, he told journalists, but the hospital had been planning to install them in the coming week to comply with new regulations coming into force in June.

People Moscow Says Reserves Right to Respond to New US Sanctions
Author: 0 Moscow Says Reserves Right to Respond to New US Sanctions

It allegedly occurred in July 2017 after the turbines were developed by a joint Russian-German venture. Director General of Limited Liability Company Foreign Economic Association Technopromexport Sergey Topor-Gilka was also included in the list .

People Senate adjourns without deal to end shutdown; Monday vote scheduled
Author: 0 Senate adjourns without deal to end shutdown; Monday vote scheduled

Democrats say short-term spending legislation must include protections for illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, known as " Dreamers ". According to U.S. media, however, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell does not support the option and it is unclear whether Republicans would still have the 51 votes needed to pass a spending bill.

People Hundreds evacuated in Paris as Seine water level rises
Author: 0 Hundreds evacuated in Paris as Seine water level rises

Non-stop rain has led the Seine and Marne rivers to overflow to record levels, with roads, railways and walking paths in Paris along the Seine inundated and boats unable to pass under bridges, effectively bringing traffic along the French capital's main waterway to a complete standstill, The Local reported.

People Syrian opposition says will boycott Russia-brokered peace talks in Sochi
Author: 0 Syrian opposition says will boycott Russia-brokered peace talks in Sochi

He declined to elaborate. All the invitations were sent by a special representative of the Russian president for Syria Alexander Lavrentiev on behalf of states - peace guarantors in Syria: Russia , Iran and Turkey. Key regional players Russia, Turkey and Iran have been sponsoring parallel peace talks since the start of previous year, which have fuelled concerns that the Kremlin is looking to sideline the UN.

People Activities in Arctic benign, China says
Author: 0 Activities in Arctic benign, China says

The steps taken include establishing a joint Arctic research center in Shanghai with the Nordic countries and purchasing mining rights from Greenland, which is in the process of emerging from Danish rule and may become fully independent in 2021.

People WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange asks United Kingdom court to scrap arrest warrant
Author: 0 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange asks United Kingdom court to scrap arrest warrant

A court heard the Wikileaks founder was suffering from depression, a frozen shoulder and painful toothache after hiding in Ecuador's London embassy from rape allegations and arrest for skipping bail since 2012. Assange sought political asylum in the embassy in June 2012, after a failed legal battle to prevent his extradition to Sweden. British Police say the charge of skipping bail is a much less serious offense than rape, but he could still face a one-year prison sentence if convicted.

People Death Toll Rises To 40, Over 100 Wounded In Kabul Blast
Author: 0 Death Toll Rises To 40, Over 100 Wounded In Kabul Blast

The Taliban has claimed it is behind the attack. Afghan volunteers carry a body at the scene of a vehicle bomb exploded in front of the old Ministry of Interior Affairs in Kabul on January 27, 2018. The force of the blast shook windows of buildings at least two kilometres (more than a mile) away and shattered windows within hundreds of metres of the site.

People Escaped prisoner caught sneaking home-cooked meals again into jail
Author: 0 Escaped prisoner caught sneaking home-cooked meals again into jail

Following his arrest this week, Hansen, form Dallas, was booked into the Jefferson County Jail on additional counts of escape and possession of marijuana. According to police, Hansen is now serving a sentence for possession of narcotics. The bag was found to have homemade chicken sausage and barbecued chicken, prepackaged snacks, bottles of brandy and whiskey, and dozens of packages of tobacco, CNN reported .

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