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by | February 12, 2018 | 17:33

As of February 3, a total of 48 states continued to experience widespread flu activity, according to the CDC's latest surveillance report. "With the CDC reporting that we've not yet reached the peak of flu season and the potential for flu activity for several more weeks, we're following the situation closely and making every effort to have flu shots available in all of our pharmacies", says Jocelyn Konrad, Rite Aid executive vice president of pharmacy.

by | February 12, 2018 | 17:29

The shooting follows the death of Officer Doss, who died January 28 at age 25 at Detroit Receiving Hospital after being shot in the head January 24 while responding to a domestic violence call the previous Wednesday on the city's east side.

by | February 12, 2018 | 17:21

THE spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban has confirmed the death of their deputy leader in a recent USA drone strike in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region. While U.S. and Afghan forces accuse Pakistan of failing to stop Afghan Taliban militants using safe havens on the Pakistani side of the border, Pakistani Taliban militants have been waging a campaign of bombings and other attacks on Pakistan's security forces.

by | February 12, 2018 | 17:13

The team took to the ice for the first time on Saturday, losing to Switzerland but winning over the crowd as North Korean cheerleaders and South Korean fans roared the players on. A Reuters analysis shows there has been a gradual decline in conventional weapons on display since 2012, Kim Jong Un's first parade as leader, and a move to showcase more sophisticated weapons such as ballistic missiles.

by | February 12, 2018 | 16:54

Relations between the two countries have remained fraught ever since. "We will not allow North Korea to hide behind the Olympic banner the reality that they enslave their people and threaten the wider region". North and South Korea competed together for the first time at an Olympics on Saturday as the first of 102 gold medals were decided against a fast-moving backdrop of diplomatic manoeuvring.

by | February 12, 2018 | 16:50

Shah said a BJP government would protect and promote the cultural heritage and values of tribals. Shah is on a two-day visit to Tripura and will also hold rallies in Chawmanu and Teliamura. Raising the party's slogan, "Chalo Paltai" (Let's change the government), Shah sought the Left's ouster from the state. BJP seems to have a strong uphold in the state of Tripura and will come out to be a strong challenge to the 25-year-old uninterrupted Left cadres in the state.

by | February 12, 2018 | 16:49

Housebuilding is the most urgent task for Iraq, said Raja Rehan Arshad, the lead disaster risk management specialist for the World Bank. "We hope French expertise will be used for the reconstruction", Iraq's Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari replied.

by | February 12, 2018 | 16:46

Just last week, the government confirmed that the body found in a freezer in a vacant apartment in Kuwait was that of a Filipina. The Department of Foreign Affairs said there are about 250,000 Filipinos working in Kuwait, mostly working as domestic helpers.

by | February 12, 2018 | 16:33

Erdogan has promised to sweep the militia from Turkey's southern border, a move that could put Turkish troops in confrontation with USA forces on the ground in Syria. defence secretary. This is while US Defense Secretary James Mattis has said that Turkey had warned the US before launching airstrikes in northern Syria.

by | February 12, 2018 | 16:09

Half of the money would go toward partnerships with state and local governments and private businesses, and the plan also would prioritize projects that make use of revenue streams like tollways. 20. He made his comments during an interview on " Fox News Sunday ". "After we have hearings, after the committees write their bills, we'll be working very closely with (majority leader Senator Mitch McConnell).to determine a final legislative vehicle where we can put everything together and get it ...

by | February 12, 2018 | 15:46

North Korea is subject to heavy United Nations and US sanctions created to pressure the reclusive, one-party state to abandon its development of nuclear and ballistic missiles. Washington calls it a campaign of " maximum pressure ". Vice President Mike Pence did not deliberately snub North Koreans at an Olympic reception, according to U.S.

by | February 12, 2018 | 15:15

The seven feet tall portrait shows Jayalalithaa in her trademark green sari, staring down at the Opposition benches. However, noting that the bench has to hear a plea moved by Congress leader P Chidambaram's son Karti Chidambaram challenging the lookout notice issued by the CBI, as per the direction of the Supreme Court, the bench said that it would take up the DMK's plea on Tuesday.

by | February 12, 2018 | 14:20

Oregon's sudden sense of urgency is showing in Payton Pritchard's play. Sophomore Sabrina Ionescu also hit the 1,000-point mark, finishing with 17 points, a game-high nine assists and five rebounds for the Ducks. To start the game, OR made their first seven shots. "I mean, 12-for-12, a flawless night, and she went ideal (5-of-5) from the line too, It's incredible".

by | February 12, 2018 | 13:49

South Africa's ANC has called a meeting of its national executive for Monday, as Ramaphosa and his allies lobby for President Zuma to step down. The leader of South Africa's ruling party has acknowledged growing impatience over the failure to resolve President Jacob Zuma's future.

by | February 12, 2018 | 13:50

Others, such as 23-year-old Yoon Jun-young, were angry that North Korea's participation on the global sporting stage had come without any political concessions. President Trump's right-hand man was at the Gangneung Ice Arena on Saturday night to watch the opening session of short-track speedskating and, for the second evening in succession, he was unable to avoid a connection to North Korea.

by | February 12, 2018 | 13:39

The comments represent a departure from the Trump administration's previous stance that it would not engage in any dialogue with North Korea unless Kim Jong Un's regime first agreed to the goal of denuclearization. "Kim Jong Un moved away from the original negative stance on the inter-Korean summit and change his stance of holding the summit without conditions", said Cheong.

by | February 12, 2018 | 13:07

The more complicated answer to that question is because space R&D has a different budget source compared to one dedicated to "feeding the poor". Since then, Falcon 9 rockets have completed more than 40 extraterrestrial deliveries and missions for governments and commerce, and led the way in reusable space-tech.

by | February 12, 2018 | 13:05

The wall is reportedly being constructed sometime this spring, CBS reported. Rep. Eric Swalwell, a member of the divided House Intelligence Committee, wants the Republican chairman, Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump likely to approve release of Dem memo: report Trump called for unity - he didn't even last a week Trump to be briefed on Democratic memo MORE (Calif.), have been publicly exchanging jabs over the release of the controversial documents.

by | February 12, 2018 | 12:47

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel expressed his grave concern Wednesday for Israel's future, telling an academic conference that the government's ambivalence toward a Palestinian state showed a lack of direction and suggesting that President Donald Trump's unflinching support wasn't necessarily in Israel's best interest.

by | February 12, 2018 | 11:10

The prospect of talks comes after months of tension between Pyongyang, Seoul and Washington over North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons, with US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un trading insults and threats amid tightening sanctions from the United Nations.

by | February 12, 2018 | 10:41

President Donald Trump hopes to stimulate $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investment by spending $200 billion over the next ten years-his plan relies on state and local governments and private corporations to make up the rest of the money.

by | February 12, 2018 | 10:04

The bomb was discovered on the King George V Dock of River Thames during planned development works, due to which a 241m exclusion zone was set up and the London City Airport was announced as closed . "I recognise this is causing inconvenience for our passengers, and in particular some of our local residents". The ordnance had been discovered as part of pre-planned work that was taking place at the airport.

by | February 12, 2018 | 09:57

Troops of the CRPF and the Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police were carrying out the operation against the holed-up terrorists. After the hiding militants were challenged, they fired at the security forces triggering a gunfight, that is still on. Two days after brazen attack on the sleeping families of the Indian Army soldiers at Sunjuwan camp, the terrorists yet again targeted another camp of security forces in Srinagar today.

by | February 12, 2018 | 09:53

Since the operation started in January 20, an estimated 1,062 YPG and ISIL fighters have been "neutralised", a term Turkey uses to imply that the fighters have either been killed , captured or have surrendered, according to Anadolu. On Friday, the military said one soldier was killed during clashes with the YPG the Afrin region. "After seven years of paralysis in the Security Council, the situation in Syria is crying out to be referred to the International Criminal Court, as well as ...

by | February 12, 2018 | 09:35

Kim Yo-jong carried a bright blue folder as she entered the conference room at the Blue House, Seoul's presidential office, and some analysts speculated it could contain a letter from her brother. He said the USA would take whatever "action is necessary to defend our homeland" against the North Korean nuclear threat, according to an interview with NBC .

by | February 12, 2018 | 09:05

Red Cross worker based in Suva Hannah Butler told Morning Report locals were well aware that it was tropical cyclone season, and Tongans would be taking extra precautions. Australia and New Zealand are closely monitoring tropical Cyclone Gita, which has caused flooding and wind damage in Samoa and is still building. Gita is now bearing down on Tonga as a category 4 storm.

by | February 12, 2018 | 08:16

Moon has looked at the games as an opportunity to pursue a diplomatic opening with North Korea - a move the vice-president cautioned against. The rare meeting began shortly after 11 a.m. North Korea's goal after the Olympics will be to stop this exercise completely. The previous meetings came after rounds of global talks aimed at eliminating the North's nuclear program, which eventually failed.

by | February 12, 2018 | 08:13

Pence reportedly seeks to damp the spirit of reconciliation, recommending that South Korea cut ties with its neighbor after the games end. The North Koreans were in the room at the same time as Pence, an official said . The North-South Olympics detente has raised concerns in Washington and Tokyo that Seoul may ease up on a "maximum pressure" campaign by the United States and its allies to get Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear and missile programs.

by | February 12, 2018 | 07:52

President Trump was eager to release the Devin Nunes authored memo last week in the name of "transparency" and the public interest, but when the shoe is on the other foot and Democrats want to release a memo of their own, it's a whole different deal.

by | February 12, 2018 | 07:31

The possibility of a summit with Mr. Kim now raises questions over whether Mr. Moon will be willing to extend those measures. Moon has already put a summit offer on the table. They were stopped and most were killed near the palace, which was newly rebuilt in 1991. They stood from their seats and, smiling, shook each other by the hand.

by | February 12, 2018 | 07:18

It sounds like a bad dream. Yura Min suffers a wardrobe malfunction at the 2018 Winter Olympics . Figure skater Yura Min nearly endured a disastrous Olympic debut, but not for the reason you would expect. Gamelin backed his partner up. The pair ended up placing ninth out of the 10, with an overall score of 51.97 points, but Min received praise on social media for her professionalism and recovery from the sartorial setback.

by | February 12, 2018 | 07:02

Over 15 million people cast their votes in the local government election held Saturday. As the results poured in the SLPP and parties backing it called on the government to step down, claiming the government had lost its mandate given by the people in 2015 while President Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met separately with senior ministers to discuss the outcome of the poll.

by | February 12, 2018 | 06:20

This time Modi skipped Israel in a clear message that India is de-hyphenating its ties with Israel and Palestine. Foreign Secretary Vijay K. Gokhale said that the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi had described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a friend.

by | February 12, 2018 | 05:45

He also threatened to withhold aid unless Palestinians agreed to talks. The full interview with Trump was published in Israel Hayom's Sunday edition. He said relations between Israel and the United States now are "as good as they ever have been". Morales was honored during the meal, attended by about 200 people, for his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

by | February 12, 2018 | 05:25

The New York-based Immigrant Defense Project said the suit - Ragbir vs Homan - was filed in federal district court in the Southern District of New York "to challenge the recent targeting of immigrant rights activists by federal immigration officials".