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Trump endorses guns for teachers to stop shootings

The president also tells Florida shooting survivors he supports calls for improved background checks.

Florida school shooting: Victim's father attacks senator

A Florida shooting victim's father attacks Senator Marco Rubio over his position on gun control.

Fear of war looms over Syria neighbours, Iran says

Iran's deputy foreign minister denies it is trying to establish a new front in Syria against Israel.

Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work

Scientists hail "good news for patients" as analysis finds 21 drugs reduce symptoms of depression.

Moment policeman catches falling child

He was guarding a bank in Asyut, Egypt, when he spotted the boy three floors above.

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Business Week Online

International Herold Tribune - Asia & Pacific

As China Puts Pressure on Taiwan, Signs of a U.S. Pushback

Concern about the self-governing island’s fate seems to be building in Washington, even as President Trump seeks China’s help on other issues.

Former Spymaster to Lead North Korea’s Olympic Ceremony Delegation

Kim Yong-chol, a high-ranking North Korean official accused of overseeing deadly attacks on the South, will visit South Korea to discuss the possibility of future talks.

Pakistan’s Top Court Rules Ousted Leader Can’t Head Political Party

Despite the ruling against the ex-prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, the real power of the country’s dominant political party still rests with him.

Asia and Australia Edition: Billy Graham, Gun Control, North Korea: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

A Bombing in Northern Myanmar Signals Strife Beyond the Rohingya

While global attention has focused on the plight of Rohingya refugees, other long-running ethnic conflicts plague Myanmar’s restive borderlands.

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International Herold Tribune - Africa&Middle East

Boko Haram Storms Girls’ School in Nigeria, Renewing Fears

Dozens of girls are missing after the militants raided a school, raising fears they may have been taken hostage just like girls from Chibok in 2014.

Cape Town Pushes Back ‘Day Zero’ as Residents Conserve Water

Sharp restrictions on water use and help from farmers pushed back the day when taps would run dry, but the city remains in a water crisis.

Kenya’s Political Turmoil Is a Tale of Fathers and Sons

The fathers of Kenya’s president and opposition leader were political allies who became adversaries. In a sense, the sons are repeating their battles.

What a Soldier Killed in Niger Left Behind

Jenna was relieved when her boyfriend, a U.S. Special Forces soldier, told her he was deploying to Africa, rather than to a war zone like Iraq or Afghanistan. When he was killed in an ambush in Niger, she was left with the fragments of their imagined future.

As Ramaphosa Hails a ‘New Dawn,’ South Africans See More of the Same

Few in Soweto township expect change now that Cyril Ramaphosa is president. But none can imagine voting against the African National Congress.

International Herold Tribune - Africa & Middle East

Conservative clash over Trump sets stage for CPAC gathering

This year's Conservative Political Action Conference is a bitter reminder for the conservative intelligentsia that they lost out to President Donald Trump.

Trump hears tearful pleas from shooting survivors, families

At a White House event, parents and students impacted by gun violence implored President Donald Trump for "change" in the aftermath of yet another mass shooting.

Judges give skaters from their own countries better scores in PyeongChang

The data from the 2018 Winter Games shows that American judges are just like everybody else — they give better scores to figure skaters from their own country.

Team USA wins first gold in women's hockey since 1998

They ended Canada's gold medal streak.

It's official, Switzerland is fast becoming a 'Crypto-Nation'

The Swiss government's financial regulatory authority - FINMA, just released official guidelines to regulate certain initial coin offerings (ICOs). The move will help recognize cryptocurrencies as part of the financial system of the country. While other nations have been largely skeptical of cryptocurrencies, with some even placing bans on them; Switzerland sees them as an economic opportunity.

The New York Times

Europe Edition: Donald Trump, Syria, Champions League: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Parents and Students Plead With Trump: ‘How Many Children Have to Get Shot?’

An afternoon listening session in the State Dining Room included those affected by school shootings in Parkland, Fla.; Littleton, Colo.; and Newtown, Conn.

Florida Republicans Face Mounting Pressure to Act on Gun Control

Student protesters who survived last week’s shooting want a range of new restrictions. Yet G.O.P. leaders appear set on pursuing narrower measures.

Florida Students Began With Optimism. Then They Spoke to Lawmakers.

A week after a shooting killed 17 at their high school, students were lobbying state lawmakers to strengthen gun control, and meeting with resistance.

Marco Rubio and N.R.A. Jeered on Gun Stance

Senator Rubio and a spokeswoman for the N.R.A. were repeatedly heckled after they refused to back new gun control measures.

The New York Times

The Wallstreet Journal

U.S. Selloff Ripples Through Global Markets

Global equities slipped after a late drop in U.S. stocks a day earlier, stoked by fresh concerns about higher interest rates.

U.S. Women Win Hockey Gold in Shootout

The U.S. picked up an eighth gold medal in Pyeongchang with a dramatic upset over their longtime Canadian rivals in a penalty shootout, denying Canada of a fifth consecutive gold medal in Olympic women’s hockey.

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