• Standard Life Aberdeen share price jumps as group offloads insurance arm
Standard Life Aberdeen share price jumps as group offloads insurance arm

The sale price includes £2.28 billion in cash and a 19.99 percent shareholding in Phoenix Group . Shares of Standard Life Aberdeen ( SLA ) opened at GBX 385.70 ($5.33) on Tuesday. Lloyds , which owns Scottish Widows, has now begun a contest for these £109 billion funds and is chief executive said earlier this week it is getting a "lot of inter...

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  • Friday forecast: Foggy, high of 41, possible rain at night
Friday forecast: Foggy, high of 41, possible rain at night

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that emergency responders rescued one woman when her SUV went into the Salt Fork outside Champaign. Rain returns tonight and continues for most of Saturday into Saturday night . Residents in low-lying areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action. Some locally heavy rain is possible and a fe...

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  • UAE slams attack on United States embassy
UAE slams attack on United States embassy

Embassy as an act of terrorism, and believe Janukovic acted alone. Data about other victims and survivors there. "The prosecutor is directing the police investigation and the [process of] identification", the government said on Twitter.

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  • Dropbox uploads its biggest document yet: Read its IPO filing
Dropbox uploads its biggest document yet: Read its IPO filing

The company made public its filing on Friday, but noted that it submitted documents previous year in a confidential filing with the SEC under rules for "emerging" growth companies. Of course, Dropbox is quite a different business. Dropbox chief executive officer Drew Houston received restricted shares worth US$109.6 million and Arash Ferdowsi, ...

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  • United States prepares high-seas crackdown on N. Korea sanctions evaders
United States prepares high-seas crackdown on N. Korea sanctions evaders

Mnuchin said the actions will significantly hinder North Korea's ability to conduct evasive maritime activities that facilitate illicit coal and fuel transports, and "erode its abilities to ship goods through global waters". "We are putting companies and countries across the world on notice that this administration views compliance with USA and Uni...

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  • Multiple attacks in Afghanistan kill 23
Multiple attacks in Afghanistan kill 23

Two Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel and as many militants have been killed during a clash in northern Kunduz province. Also on Saturday, a suicide attacker detonated explosives at a checkpoint in Kabul on the edge of the Green Zone , a heavily guarded district of embassies, Afghan government offices and the presidential palace.

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  • United States was told no Russians were involved in deadly Syria attack
United States was told no Russians were involved in deadly Syria attack

He said it would be a great opportunity for them to test out the configuration in Syria , where a large number of F-22 stealth jets operate. It said the Su-57 is still not fully operational and that Russian Federation is likely going to use Syria as a "playground" for testing the jet.

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  • New Russian stealth fighter spotted in Syria
New Russian stealth fighter spotted in Syria

Russian Federation is strengthening its Space Forces grouping in Syria, Syrian activists report in social networks, confirming their words with photographs of the newest Su-57 fifth-generation fighter aircraft, which are said to have arrived at the Khmeimim airbase.

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  • Russian Foreign Ministry Confirms Cocaine Raid in Argentina, Defends Moscow's Reputation
Russian Foreign Ministry Confirms Cocaine Raid in Argentina, Defends Moscow's Reputation

Security Minister Bullrich said that the criminal network was headed by a Russian businessman identified only as "Mr. K". Once authorities confirmed that there were drugs inside the 16 pieces of luggage, they devised a plan to catch the criminals: They swapped cocaine for flour and placed a Global Positioning System to track the luggage.

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  • Sixth murder charge laid against alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur
Sixth murder charge laid against alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur

Navaratnam's remains were among those of six people recovered from planters at a residential Toronto property where McArthur worked as a landscaper, Idsinga said. Work is underway to identify the three other sets of remains, Idsinga said, noting that police could be dealing with more victims not yet named in the list of charges.

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  • Today marks International Mother Language Day
Today marks International Mother Language Day

It has been observed annually since 2000 - under UNESCO's decision; it aims to promote peace and multilingualism around the world and to protect all mother languages. For students, it suggests - observe how many mother languages your fellow classmates can speak. The report draws on UNESCO figures which show how millions of people are denied the r...

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  • Seoul spent USD$223200 on high-level North Korean delegation visit: MOU
Seoul spent USD$223200 on high-level North Korean delegation visit: MOU

Pence's office, acknowledging the scrapped meeting on Tuesday, said North Korea had "dangled a meeting " in hopes that doing so would entice the vice president to ease up on the North. But some observers expect the military hawk to demand that South Korea cancel its joint exercises with the U.S. These exercises have been postponed until aft...

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  • Mozilla, Vimeo Sue FCC in Bid to Save Net Neutrality Rules
Mozilla, Vimeo Sue FCC in Bid to Save Net Neutrality Rules

A coalition of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia on Thursday refiled legal challenges meant to block the Trump administration's repeal of landmark rules created to ensure a free and open internet from taking effect. The repeal is likely to pass the Republican-controlled House, though an aggressive opposition movement amongst...

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  • Nepal ranks 122 in Corruption Perception Index 2017
Nepal ranks 122 in Corruption Perception Index 2017

Earlier in 2013, Bangladesh scored 27. Somalia is last, with a score of 9, followed by South Sudan (12) and Syria (14). Executive director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) Iftekharuzzaman unveiled the annual CPI at a press conference in the city on Thursday.

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  • Israel's Unit 8200 Stymied ISIS Airplane Plot on Australian Soil
Israel's Unit 8200 Stymied ISIS Airplane Plot on Australian Soil

His comments, during a speech in Jerusalem to US Jewish leaders, followed a statement from the Israeli army that a branch of military intelligence known as "Unit 8200" had foiled an "aerial attack overseas by Islamic State". "But of course intelligence agencies cooperate on urgent matters like this so it's likely it was a fusion operation". "The pr...

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  • S. Korea pledges strong action against USA trade protectionism
S. Korea pledges strong action against USA trade protectionism

In return, the Detroit automaker is seeking financial assistance from the South Korean government and is expected to also seek some aid from its traditionally militant unions. He added that government officials will reach out to Washington before Trump decides on steel tariffs in mid-April, and strive to minimize the fallout on South Korean busin...

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  • Rotomac bank fraud: IT dept attaches 11 bank accounts
Rotomac bank fraud: IT dept attaches 11 bank accounts

The father-son duo and Kothari's wife Sadhana were named in an FIR on Sunday following a complaint filed by the Bank of Baroda . Investigative agencies and local police sprang into action immediately and sealed offices and residences of the businessman in various cities, including Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi .

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  • Kamal Haasan to launch his political party from Madurai tomorrow
Kamal Haasan to launch his political party from Madurai tomorrow

The actor, in fact, was candid about the inspiration he gained from the late president and was overwhelmed by the simplicity he witnessed at Kalam's house and its inhabitants. 'There will be no permanent chief ministers if my party is voted to power, he said. Leaders from the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, All India Anna D...

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  • President Trump holds listening session with parents, students to prevent school massacres
President Trump holds listening session with parents, students to prevent school massacres

The president also indicated that he has ordered his administration to work towards a ban on "bump stocks", devices that enable semi-automatic weapons to function as fully-automatic ones. It puts Trump at odds with powerful gun rights groups like the National Rifle Association that previously opposed efforts to ban them. Connecticut Senat...

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  • U.S. stance on East Ghouta shows 'egregious double standards' - senior Russian diplomat
U.S. stance on East Ghouta shows 'egregious double standards' - senior Russian diplomat

But the Bashar al-Assad regime continues to target residential parts of the city, killing at least 539 people and injuring more than 2,000 others since December 29 past year. Over the past days, Western media have been reporting about the shelling of the Syrian opposition forces allegedly being carried out by pro-government forces in eastern Gh...

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  • Police confident no threat was made towards Springfield High School
Police confident no threat was made towards Springfield High School

Lawrence police are investigating. The threats were immediately investigated by Jefferson Township Police Department and determined not credible. The Rio Rancho Police Department said the school's students should expect extra police presence inside their institution till the matter is resolved.

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  • Your letters: Justin Trudeau's trip to India seems like a vacation
Your letters: Justin Trudeau's trip to India seems like a vacation

Officials also noted that Modi is still scheduled to attend a welcome ceremony for Trudeau on Friday, after which they will meet for "wide-ranging talks". "Benefits of the trade should be shared with citizens and marginalised communities", he said. "It must be noted that Modi was in Delhi at the time of Trudeau's arrival, and today the Canadia...

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  • Japanese 'baby factory' dad wins custody of 13 Thai surrogate children
Japanese 'baby factory' dad wins custody of 13 Thai surrogate children

Shigeta is the son of an owner of a Japanese company and earns over 100 million baht (US$3.1 million) in annual dividends, which shows he is financially capable of looking after the children, the court said in a statement. The man's lawyer explains his motivation for wanting so many children as "personal and business reasons". "Therefore, it is r...

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  • Virtue, Moir win ice dance as games face new doping case
Virtue, Moir win ice dance as games face new doping case

In what is nearly certainly their final appearance on the world stage, the Vancouver 2010 champions looked destined for silver after French rivals Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron broke their own free dance (123.35) and combined mark with a 205.28 effort.

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  • Partial-Coverage Health Plans to Get Gov't Boost
Partial-Coverage Health Plans to Get Gov't Boost

The proposed rule also states that while short-term plans may offer some people more choice at a lower cost, others who switch from ACA-compliant plans may have reduced access to some services and providers, and increased out-of-pocket costs that could lead to financial hardship.

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  • PM Modi snubbing Canadian PM Trudeau? Government denies allegations
PM Modi snubbing Canadian PM Trudeau? Government denies allegations

Insisting that his visit shouldn't be seen as a failure, Trudeau said that ties between nations aren't just political in nature; they include economic and trade links too. "It's actually quite fitting", said Trudeau, speaking to reporters at his first media availability of the trip. The Canadian President amazed by the Indian diversity said this ...

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  • Merkel to tap rumored successor for top party role
Merkel to tap rumored successor for top party role

The hard-fought coalition pact, in which AKK also played a key role, must now be approved by the SPD's 460,000 members, with the result of the postal ballot expected on March 4. Merkel also refused to make predictions for the future, saying only she wanted to see the state premier "fully unfold her skills and capabilities in the new role".

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  • Trump to Meet Netanyahu in March: WH
Trump to Meet Netanyahu in March: WH

Around 1,000-2,000 protesters rallied in a Tel Aviv square, some with signs saying "crooks go home" and "crime minister"."We think the prime minister should immediately disqualify himself and resign", said Shlomit Bar, 63, a retired music teacher.

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  • Iran vows to respond if United States gives up on nuke deal
Iran vows to respond if United States gives up on nuke deal

The former commander-in-chief of IRGC made the remarks after the recent claims of Benjamin Netanyahu at Munich Security Conference where Netanyahu showed a piece of iron debris claiming that it belonged to an Iranian drone. Because to go backward — we know what the world looks like without the Iran nuclear agreement. Netanyahu compared Ira...

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  • German journalist released in Turkey
German journalist released in Turkey

He added: "We are leaving..." Yildirim responded to the man holding up the pictures by telling him that, "If you want to know what's happening in Afrin, you have go there - don't try to manipulate us". The next round of Brexit talks in Brussels would begin on Monday with the "immediate goal" of agreeing the transition period for when the United...

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