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The church is considered the holiest site in Christianity, built where Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected, and is a major pilgrimage site. The proposed taxes will not apply to houses of worship, but to other properties the churches own. Recent land sales by the Greek Orthodox Church have drawn fire from both Israelis and Palestinians.
  • Trump campaign aide Rick Gates pleads guilty in Mueller investigation

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    The accusations against the onetime manager of Donald Trump's presidential campaignand his number two Rick Gates give a thorough account of what anti-corruption experts call " reputation laundering ". It is no secret that Manafort represented [then-Ukrainian President] Viktor Yanukovych's interests, but as chairman of the relevant European subcommittee, the congressman has listened to all points of view on Ukraine.
  • Some UScompanies cut ties with NRA under mounting pressure

    Some UScompanies cut ties with NRA under mounting pressure

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    MetLife, the giant NY life insurer, also said Friday it has canceled its NRA group discount program . That follows a move by First National Bank earlier Thursday to end a credit-card promotion with the gun-advocacy group. A cached version of the site touted the card as "the official credit card of the NRA" and noted the benefits of membership. A marketing professor, Scott Galloway, told NBC News that in dropping ties to the NRA, companies were calculating what would be in the best ...
  • Latvian bank linked to N. Korea money laundering ordered closed

    Latvian bank linked to N. Korea money laundering ordered closed

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    The measure is an additional safeguard to ensure that no fresh money is deposited with the bank before the commencement of insolvency proceedings under national law, he said. "Yet due to political considerations the bank was not given a chance to do it". An ABLV spokesman said more than 1,000 customers had pledged to keep 420 million euros ($515.93 million) in long term deposits at the bank.
  • Use AI to make lives of 'divyangs', farmers simpler: Modi

    Use AI to make lives of 'divyangs', farmers simpler: Modi

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    Modi also spoke of the need to leverage artificial intelligence technology to improve everyone's standard of living. Can it be used in helping farmers deal with troubles they face regarding crop yield? Modi also thanked the forces that reach out for rescue operations immediately after disasters happen.
  • India's Aruna Reddy rewrites history by winning bronze medal

    India's Aruna Reddy rewrites history by winning bronze medal

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    With the final score of 13.649 she finished third on the podium before Tjasa Kysslef (Slovania) who won the gold with 13.800 and Emily Whitehead (Australia) who amassed 13.699 for a silver. Her best worldwide performance before today's feat was the sixth place finish at the 2017 Asian Championships vault event. This turned out to be Aruna's first global medal.
  • Pakistan Is Stepping Up Its Fight Against Terror Financing

    Pakistan Is Stepping Up Its Fight Against Terror Financing

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    Feeling relieved by the decision, Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Khawaja Asif tweeted: Our efforts paid, FATF Paris 20 Feb meeting conclusion on United States led motion to put Pakistan on watch list -No consensus for nominating Pakistan -proposing 3months pause &asking APG for another report to b considered in June الحمداللہ.
  • Severe weather warning and watches for the Mid

    Severe weather warning and watches for the Mid

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    Although a few storms today could be strong, the most likely timing for severe weather should be overnight tonight. These risks are issued by the Storm Prediction Center. We will need to keep an eye on this system for the potential for stronger storms Thursday morning. In general a 3 or above represents a significant chance for severe weather, which has the potential to be unsafe to life and property.
  • Rebels in Syria's eastern Ghouta welcome United Nations ceasefire resolution

    Rebels in Syria's eastern Ghouta welcome United Nations ceasefire resolution

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    U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who did not participate in the cease-fire negotiations, condemned Russian Federation on Friday for "stalling a vote on a ceasefire ". This means the Syrian regime of President Assad can continue fighting jihadists in Idlib who are linked to al Qaeda. "How many more images did we need to see of fathers holding their dead children?" More than 520 people have been killed and 2,500 wounded since Sunday in the relentless bombardment of Eastern Ghouta , according ...
  • Trump announces new North Korea sanctions

    Trump announces new North Korea sanctions

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    Department of the Treasury announced its largest North Korea-related sanctions package on Friday, including nine Chinese firms, according to an announcement on its website. Ivanka Trump , one of her father's close advisers and a winter sports enthusiast herself, is leading the US delegation at Sunday's closing ceremony for the Pyeongchang Games.
  • Florida Shooting Survivors Announce Multi-City March for Gun Control

    Florida Shooting Survivors Announce Multi-City March for Gun Control

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    Some Stoneman Douglas students and parents have said they don't want to meet with Trump , the Daily Beast reported Friday. They said Cruz was very polite and followed all their rules. school shooting since 2012. The White House said Trump will take part in a "listening session" Wednesday with high school student and teachers after 17 people were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland , Fla.
  • Oklahoma mother-daughter duo shoot would-be robber in their liquor store

    Oklahoma mother-daughter duo shoot would-be robber in their liquor store

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    He shockingly stumbles back towards the women, and Tina squeezes off another round and it looks as if she hit Lee in the leg this time as he winces over in pain. This is what feeds my family, this is what pays my bills'. The suspect - identified by police as Tyrone Lee, a suspect in at least 10 other robberies in the area - is in critical condition after sustaining numerous gunshot wounds during the robbery, many of which are captured on video here.
  • Messi gives Barca last-16 edge, Bayern rout Besiktas

    Messi gives Barca last-16 edge, Bayern rout Besiktas

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    I won some aerial duels against Gerard Pique, and that's not bad. If I had to choose, I prefer to play like I did in the last 10 minutes, but it's the manager who has the final word. But we did not and the result is still open, we have to go there and try to win. The diminutive Argentine atoned on Tuesday, giving Barcelona a precious away goal as he strode on to a pass from Andres Iniesta and calmly side-footed the ball home to cancel out Willian's opener for Chelsea .
  • Admirers line streets for procession as Billy Graham's body arrives in Charlotte

    Admirers line streets for procession as Billy Graham's body arrives in Charlotte

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    Thousands are flocking to sites along the route of Rev. Billy Graham's procession on Saturday. The motorcade moved Graham's body to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, where it will lie in repose Monday. Leighton Ford, the evangelist's brother-in-law, said he was thankful for the show of support and also a little sad. "And I think it is a day - as, as we were saying who's going to carry this on?" Graham, who died Wednesday at age 99, would be only the fourth private citizen so ...
  • Afghanistan: At least one killed and six injured in a blast

    Afghanistan: At least one killed and six injured in a blast

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    The identity of the casualties was not known, said Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish. Soldiers shot down one of the Helmand suicide bombers, but the explosive in his auto detonated at the entrance of the Nad Aali district Army base before they could diffuse it, provincial governor's spokesperson Omar Zwak said.
  • Ex-Trump aide paid Europeans to lobby for pro-Russia Ukraine

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    Reports late Friday said Mueller filed new charges against Manafort , accusing him of secretly paying former European politicians to lobby on behalf of Ukraine. Mueller is reportedly trying to pressure Manafort to cooperate as well. That said, none of the charges against Gates or Manafort, so far, explicitly deal with Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.
  • Russia hacks, meddles as America stands by

    Russia hacks, meddles as America stands by

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    The ink was barely dry on the Federal Bureau of Investigation indictments of 13 Russians for meddling in the 2016 presidential elections before President Donald Trump unleashed a barrage of 20-plus tweets to vent his anger. The president also failed to promise the America voter that his vote would count in future elections by protecting electoral systems in all of America.
  • Trump pushes plan to arm teachers in schools

    Trump pushes plan to arm teachers in schools

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    He tweeted his strongest stance as president one day after an emotional White House session where students and parents poured out wrenching tales of lost lives and pleaded for action. Several national teachers unions and education experts have spoken out against President Donald Trump's recent suggestions that arming teachers would be a way to lessen the carnage of school shootings.
  • People are Crushing Hard on the South Korean 'Garlic Girls' Curling Team

    People are Crushing Hard on the South Korean 'Garlic Girls' Curling Team

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    As of Wednesday afternoon, more than 500,000 people had signed a petition lodged with the presidential Blue House, calling for Kim and Park to be ousted from the national team. "Before the Games I thought we had to get relay gold, but then I made a mistake and that led to no medal and I'm so sorry for my team-mates, I'm just really, really sorry ", he said.