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Op-Ed: Most people don't really understand the Second Amendment

The U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment from 1791, states: “a well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” What does this amendment really mean?

Sudden-death Russia hail hockey gold, sing banned anthem

Gangneung - Russians ended a 26-year Olympic men's hockey title drought Sunday and capped their dramatic 4-3 over-time victory over Germany by singing their banned national anthem on the ice.

Two Koreas march apart as Winter Olympics close

Pyeongchang - The two Koreas marched behind their own flags as the curtain fell Sunday on two weeks of competition against a backdrop of diplomatic manoeuvring at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Remembering Toy Caldwell of The Marshall Tucker Band

25 years ago today, the southern rock music community lost Toy Caldwell from the iconic southern rock band, The Marshall Tucker Band.

Iran's ex-intelligence minister slams handling of prison death

Tehran - An ex-intelligence minister in Iran on Sunday criticised the handling of an environmentalist's death in prison, saying the public would not believe he was a spy unless the case was handled by a "competent agency".

UN Geneva staff plan work stoppage over pay cuts

Geneva - Angered by "unfair" pay cuts, UN staff in Geneva are planning a half-day strike next week, as dozens of ministers and other dignitaries attend high-level events at the organisation's European headquarters.

Russians march for murdered hero Nemtsov ahead of presidential vote

Moscow - Several thousand Muscovites marched Sunday in frigid temperatures in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov who was gunned down three years ago, a rare sanctioned opposition gathering ahead of next month's presidential vote.

UN faces rival drafts on Iran missiles to Yemen

New York - The UN Security Council on Sunday was considering two draft resolutions on Yemen after Russia put forward a rival text aimed at blocking action against Iran over missiles sent to the country's Huthi rebels.

Bollywood superstar Sridevi dies aged 54

Mumbai - Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor, one of the biggest names in Hindi cinema, has died after suffering a heart attack in Dubai, her family told PTI Sunday.

London Fashion Week embraces technology Special

London - At London Fashion Week Festival it's seemingly time to forget pseudo work-out clothing, since sofa sweaters have apparently had their day. Instead it's time to embrace 'cyber sports', which reflects new technologies, as this season's fashion trend.

Op-Ed: Recycler faces prison for attempting to extend the life of PCs

Eric Lundgren's passion is for recycling. He even built a car out of recycled parts that ran much further on a charge than a Tesla as shown in the appended video. He has launched his own "electronic hybrid recycling" facility in California.

Pierson Fodé announces return to 'The Bold and The Beautiful'

Emmy-nominated actor Pierson Fodé has announced his return to the popular daytime drama series "The Bold and The Beautiful."

Turkey says UN Syria ceasefire won't affect Afrin offensive

Ankara - Turkey on Sunday welcomed the unanimous demand by the UN Security Council for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, but insisted that its own operation against a Kurdish militia in the Afrin region was not affected.

Church at Jesus's traditional burial site closed in tax dispute

Jerusalem - Christian leaders took the rare step on Sunday of closing Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built where tradition holds Jesus was buried, in protest at Israeli tax measures and a proposed property law.

Business leaders remain concerned about cyber threats

A new survey of C-level business leaders from PwC reveals what keeps them up at night. This includes cyber threats, economic uncertainty and an inability to deal with digital disruption.

Xi poised to extend power as China set to lift term limits

Bejing - Xi Jinping, China's most powerful leader for decades, could stay in office indefinitely after the Communist Party called for the removal of presidential term limits.

Greek anarchists smash Novartis office amid bribe scandal

Atenas - A Greek anarchist group attacked the Athens headquarters of Novartis on Sunday, Greek police said, amid bribery allegations against the Swiss pharmaceutical giant.

Czech schoolboy maps his life from disabled to designer

Cernosice - The toy cars, double-deckers, stuffed toys and pillows on his bed are meticulously ordered into neat rows, but Matej Hosek still inspects his room with a frown, looking for shortcomings.

Olympics not 'tainted' by Russian doping, says Bach

Pyeongchang - Olympics chief Thomas Bach denied the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics had been "tainted" by the Russian doping scandal as officials voted to keep Russia's suspension in place for the closing ceremony on Sunday.

Strikes, clashes hit Syria's Ghouta despite ceasefire call

Duma - New regime air strikes and heavy clashes shook Syria's rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Sunday despite a UN demand for a ceasefire to end one of the most ferocious assaults of Syria's civil war.
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