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World Swaraj confirms 39 Indians missing in Iraq have been killed by ISIS
Author: 0 Swaraj confirms 39 Indians missing in Iraq have been killed by ISIS

The government had for years insisted they were believed still alive and the latest announcement sparked criticism from some relatives of the dead. "They should apologise to the nation and family members of the dead, majority who hailed from Punjab", Aman Arora, AAP MLA and senior leader, told The Hindu .

World KNIVES OUT: Hillary Trashes 'INEXPERIENCED' Ivanka Trump in Foreign Interview
Author: 0 KNIVES OUT: Hillary Trashes 'INEXPERIENCED' Ivanka Trump in Foreign Interview

Hillary Clinton might've won the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election, but her party is ready to "move on to the next chapter in American history". "It may not be universally true or easy to hear, but yes, it's a dynamic still at play in our society", she wrote. I said that places doing better economically typically lean Democratic, and places where there is less optimism about the future lean Republican.

World Trump launches tirade at Robert Mueller and 'biased' Russian Federation inquiry
Author: 0 Trump launches tirade at Robert Mueller and 'biased' Russian Federation inquiry

Until this point, Mueller's prosecutors have made it clear they wanted to speak with Trump but had no formal discussion with the President's lawyers about setting up the interview. He wrote: "The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime". GOP senators who don't have to face Trump voters anymore had more freedom.

World 1 injured during explosion at San Antonio FedEx facility
Author: 0 1 injured during explosion at San Antonio FedEx facility

The FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and local authorities are investigating the blast. According to investigators, roughly 75 employees were working at the facility when the package exploded, injuring one person, around 12:30 a.m.

World 'Any actions & tricks to split China are doomed to failure' - Xi
Author: 0 'Any actions & tricks to split China are doomed to failure' - Xi

Xi and his allies have systematically strengthened their position within the CCP by purging opposition officials from positions of power using anti-corruption campaigns. The legislature also approved the appointment of Yang Xiaodu as director for the National Supervisory Commission, created from a merger of the party's internal anti-graft watchdog with one that oversees civil servants.

World MS abortion clinic seeks quick ruling
Author: 0 MS abortion clinic seeks quick ruling

The country's highest court has since banned the prohibition of abortion before fetal viability, usually seen at about 20 weeks of gestation. MS became the first state to ban abortions after 15 weeks in pregnancy after its Republican Gov.

World PH gov't congratulates Putin on winning presidential election
Author: 0 PH gov't congratulates Putin on winning presidential election

Saying there would be no "arms race", he promised to cut defence spending. Putin's critics have slammed the election as unfair, citing the Kremlin's tight control over the media, quelling of the opposition and restrictions on some election monitors to ensure a free vote.

World Putin wins fourth term, opponents say vote rigged
Author: 0 Putin wins fourth term, opponents say vote rigged

Without being specific, the National Front then urged the European Union to "put an end to its absurd and counterproductive politics of blackmail, threats and sanctions" against Russian Federation, "a vital ally in the war against terror and our common enemy, the Islamic State".

World Kushner Cos. Filed False Documents With NYC
Author: 0 Kushner Cos. Filed False Documents With NYC

Now a clue has emerged as to how President Donald Trump's son-in-law's firm was able to move so fast: The Kushner Cos. routinely filed false paperwork with the city declaring it had zero rent-regulated tenants in dozens of buildings it owned across the city when, in fact, it had hundreds.

World Britain, EU agree to terms on Brexit transition plan
Author: 0 Britain, EU agree to terms on Brexit transition plan

The Irish backstop, while crucial for securing the transition deal, may cost London dearly if no other solutions are found. Prime Minister Theresa May , who relies on pro-British Northern Ireland members of parliament to pass her Brexit legislation, had rejected a fallback proposed by Brussels three weeks ago.

World Korea prosecutors seek arrest of ex-president Lee
Author: 0 Korea prosecutors seek arrest of ex-president Lee

Lee returned home Thursday after lengthy questioning as he became the last of the country's living ex-leaders to be embroiled in a criminal inquiry. The court could reportedly decide on the request Wednesday night. Prosecutors had reportedly been pitching strongly for an arrest warrant in light of the seriousness of the case and concerns that Lee could attempt to destroy evidence or manipulate witnesses, as he denies most of the charges.

World Australia wildfires raging, almost 100 houses destroyed
Author: 0 Australia wildfires raging, almost 100 houses destroyed

More than 100 houses were damaged or destroyed, authorities said. He said the blaze was in remote and rugged bushland with restricted access for the Fire and Rescue NSW pumper and hazardous materials vehicle. Australia's worst wildfire in the last decades occurred in February 2009 in the state of Victoria, when an area of 4,500-sq.km area was burnt down, killing 173 people and injuring 414 others.

World Wa-Po rehashes Trump's White House nondisclosure agreements. Why?
Author: 0 Wa-Po rehashes Trump's White House nondisclosure agreements. Why?

According to the Post , the staffers did all eventually sign the agreements, in part because many believed they could not be enforced. As per the agreement, in case of failure to abide by the requirement and for each unauthorized release of information, violators could face $10 million penalties.

World S.Korea announces date for military drills with US
Author: 0 S.Korea announces date for military drills with US

Seoul and Washington said in January they would delay the annual exercises until after the Winter Olympics and Paralympics held in South Korea last month, helping to create conditions for a resumption of talks between South and North Korea .

World Appeal hearing held into Kagiso Rabada suspension
Author: 0 Appeal hearing held into Kagiso Rabada suspension

However, the morning after his "tweet" sent the cricket world into a frenzy, Philander tweeted saying his account had been hacked and that he did not make the Smith post. we know he's got some good firepower about him". Elgar added: "I think it's been quite a hectic over the last two weeks with everything that's been happening behind the scenes".

World Putin's huge victory deflates, divides Russian opposition
Author: 0 Putin's huge victory deflates, divides Russian opposition

Mr Putin got more than 76% of the vote, official results show. At the time of publishing, neither Prime Minister Narendra Modi nor the Ministry of External Affairs released a congratulatory statement for Vladimir Putin . Turnout, at more than 67%, also appears to be up. So Putin's fourth term would have to be his last in that succession. His nearest competitor, millionaire communist Pavel Grudinin , received slightly less than 12%.

World Chinese Premier Li Keqiang re-elected for second term
Author: 0 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang re-elected for second term

He received 2,964 votes in favour and two against. Xi's loyalist and close confidant Wang Qishan has been elected as vice president, who like Xi is set for a lifelong tenure. His eponymous political philosophy, which was enshrined in the party charter past year, was added to the national constitution and senior government officials had to swear an oath to the document for the first time.

World President removes state of emergency as situation back to normal
Author: 0 President removes state of emergency as situation back to normal

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday signed a gazette notification to lift a nation-wide state of emergency which was imposed on March 6 following communal riots in Kandy district. Buddhists make up about 70 percent of Sri Lanka's population, while Muslims account for roughly 9 percent. Senior Minister and Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella recently called for a resolution in Parliament, and said "Buddhists should apologise to the Muslims" for the violence and destruction.

World Missing JNU student says she had 'gone out'
Author: 0 Missing JNU student says she had 'gone out'

An FIR has been lodged against Jawaharlal Nehru University professor Atul Johri at Vasant Kunj North Police Station in Delhi for allegedly molesting and indulging in obscene comments on female students. But this time unlike Ahmed, this student returned back and said that she is fine and gone out on her own. The email also addressed the 26-year-old victim.

Author: 0 Prince Mohammed bin Salman visits Washington

Mohammed bin Salman is likely to use his planned meeting with Trump this week to reach a civilian nuclear cooperation accord with Washington . "Women worked everywhere. In all, at least eight million people are on the brink of starvation, one million are suspected of being infected with cholera and two million have been displaced from their homes.

World European Union offers United Kingdom support over Salisbury poisoning
Author: 0 European Union offers United Kingdom support over Salisbury poisoning

The resolution introduced on Thursday backs U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats deemed "undeclared intelligence agents" from the country. "One time they said they never made Novichok ", he said. A burgundy red BMW auto owned by former Russian spy Sergei Skripal is seen in this photograph released by the Metropolitan Police in London, March 17, 2018.

World PM Modi Dials Russian President Vladimir Putin on His 4th Consecutive Win
Author: 0 PM Modi Dials Russian President Vladimir Putin on His 4th Consecutive Win

According to central election commission data with 99.8 percent of ballots counted, Putin took 76.67 per cent of the vote, well ahead of his nearest competitor Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin, who was on 11.79 per cent. Opposition leader Navalny is expected to call for anti-Putin protests demanding a re-run of an election he says was neither free nor fair and worldwide observers were due to give their verdict on how clean the election was later on Monday.

World Stokes may bowl against Kiwis
Author: 0 Stokes may bowl against Kiwis

But the 26-year-old's mere presence in the team, even if it is just as a specialist batsman, is a boost to England and Moeen believes Stokes is desperate to give something back to his team-mates following England's Ashes nightmare. Stokes' trial date, August 6, is set to clash with England's Test at Lord's against India, in a busy summer period for the national side. Led by Kane Williamson, a batsman who can be bracketed among the best in the world alongside Root, India's Virat Kohli and ...

World Putin and Erdogan hail efficient Russia-Turkey cooperation on Syria
Author: 0 Putin and Erdogan hail efficient Russia-Turkey cooperation on Syria

Putin, who has backed Assad politically and militarily since the Syrian conflict broke out in 2011, scored another six years in office on Sunday. Voter turnout in this year's Russian presidential election was higher than the last one; President Putin got 76 percent of the vote in spite of calls for a boycott by opposition leader Alexei Navalny .

World Wendy Williams returns to talk show following health struggle
Author: 0 Wendy Williams returns to talk show following health struggle

In a sit-down interview with GMA's Amy Robach , Williams explained how she feels women have an "unfortunte" tendency of taking care of everyone around them before focusing on themselves. US Weekly reports Williams as saying during the interview, "I had missed three doctors' appointments with my endocrinologist..." Dr. Oz pointed out, as did one of Williams' other doctors, that she had a severevitamin D deficiency, the worst he said he had ever seen in a patient.

World A Sardar who was asardar: Sidhu praises Manmohan at Congress Plenary
Author: 0 A Sardar who was asardar: Sidhu praises Manmohan at Congress Plenary

Former congress President Sonia Gandhi had also criticised the Modi government and alleged that the present government didn't spare any effort to destroy the Congress but the party has never bowed down to the government's pressure. "We must warn Pakistan that this is problematic to the peace in sub-continent". "These problems are to be sorted out peacefully and not in an atmosphere of hostility and shouting at each other", he added.

World SC admits plea against HC acquittal of Talwars
Author: 0 SC admits plea against HC acquittal of Talwars

Earlier this month, the Central Bureau of Investigation too had moved the top court challenging the clean chit given to the Talwars in connection with the murder of 14-year-old Aarushi and the domestic help Hemraj. The Uttar Pradesh Police accused Rajesh Talwar of killing his daughter in a fit of rage. They were initially found guilty by a CBI court . The trial court , in 2015, had convicted the Talwars on the basis of circumstantial evidence and had awarded them life sentences.

World US wants reform in trade body, has raised concerns: WTO chief
Author: 0 US wants reform in trade body, has raised concerns: WTO chief

It will look at the issues both at the negotiating table and also in other areas. Although the meeting does not have a fixed agenda, it assumes significance against the backdrop of increase in duties on steel and aluminium by the United States administration, and Washington dragging India to the WTO against export incentive programmes.

World China banking on its expansionist future by extending Xi's presidency
Author: 0 China banking on its expansionist future by extending Xi's presidency

Is it wise to give any human being such untrammeled power? Cabestan said Wang would likely be considerably more influential than his immediate predecessor, Li Yuanchao, given his close relationship with Xi and greater worldwide profile. The head of a newly merged banking and insurance regulator is also expected to be announced on Monday. Significantly perhaps, no American or European scholars were cited.

World Betting machine wagers 'should be cut to £30 or less'
Author: 0 Betting machine wagers 'should be cut to £30 or less'

On Monday the commission recommended that the stake limit for FOBT non-slot games, such as roulette, should be set at £30 or less and the limit for FOBT slot machines should be set at £2. However Alan Smith, the bishop of St Albans, hit back at the recommendations, warning they don't go almost far enough. The Rt Revd Alan Smith, a leading campaigner for a £2 limit, said: "Any stake on Fixed-Odds Betting Terminals higher than £2 simply does not go far enough to protect the interests of the ...

World 2 polio workers killed in ambush in tribal region
Author: 0 2 polio workers killed in ambush in tribal region

The slain workers were identified as Wajid Khan from Mohmand Agency and Salahuddin Khan from Bajaur Agency. Since then, health workers vaccinating children to prevent polio have been attacked by militants targeting anti-polio campaigns. The administration has however stated that it is still unclear whether the attack on the polio team was as an act of harassment by militants in the area or to halt the polio drive.

World MNS workers vandalise Gujarati signboards in Maharashtra
Author: 0 MNS workers vandalise Gujarati signboards in Maharashtra

But going beyond the social media trolls, Akshay now has come under the radar of the MNS chief, Raj Thackeray recently slammed Akshay and Sridevi at an event. Targeting PM Modi over demonetization, Thackeray said that if the government was ousted and an inquiry ordered into the note ban, it might turn out to be the biggest scam in the country since 1947.

World Pompeo to meet Tillerson, US senators on transition
Author: 0 Pompeo to meet Tillerson, US senators on transition

And one could hardly consider it a radical position to support the Expatriate Terrorist Ac , which proposed amending the Immigration and Nationality Act to make taking an oath of allegiance to a foreign terrorist organization grounds for the loss of USA nationality by a native-born or naturalized citizen.

World Supreme Court turns down GOP request to block Pennsylvania congressional map
Author: 0 Supreme Court turns down GOP request to block Pennsylvania congressional map

District Judge Christopher C. Conner for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Judge Kent A. Jordan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, and District Judge Jerome B. The court ruled in January the current districts violated the state's constitution. That would be a major setback for the Trump administration. The state Supreme Court then imposed a new map that many outside experts said still gave Republicans an edge but created more competitive districts and some more ...

World Family reunited with dog that United Airlines mistakenly sent to Japan
Author: 0 Family reunited with dog that United Airlines mistakenly sent to Japan

Louis, Missouri. The company flew into its third doggy drama in a week on Thursday after loading a dog on the wrong plane - again! A dog died when a passenger was ordered by a flight attendant to place her dog in an overhead bin during a flight from Houston to New York's Laguardia Airport.

Author: 0 Jared Kushner's company faces inquiry over false building permits

New information unearthed by Housing Rights Initiative and published by the Associated Press shows that Kushner Companies falsified 80 construction permit applications across 34 New York City buildings between 2013 and 2016. Kushner Cos. responded in a statement that it outsources the preparation of such documents to third parties that are reviewed by independent counsel, and "if mistakes or violations are identified, corrective action is taken immediately".

World Cynthia Nixon announces bid to run for NY governor
Author: 0 Cynthia Nixon announces bid to run for NY governor

Andrew M. Cuomo in a Democratic primary. Following weeks of speculation, Nixon posted an emotional two-minute video to Twitter revealing why she's running and her love for the city of NY. Should she run, Ms. Nixon is expected to challenge Mr. Cuomo from the political left. The internet has since erupted with people searching for everything about her, including how old she is and whether she's related to Richard Nixon.

World US Trade Groups Beg Trump: Don't Impose Tariffs On China
Author: 0 US Trade Groups Beg Trump: Don't Impose Tariffs On China

The US Commerce Department said Monday it will begin accepting requests Monday to exempt certain products from President Donald Trump's steep new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. business presence in China when Beijing retaliates. The letter says that the groups agree that the administration is right to consider acting against China to protect United States intellectual property."These persistent problems jeopardize USA global competitiveness, innovation, productivity, and ...

World Ashley Young contract extended by Manchester United
Author: 0 Ashley Young contract extended by Manchester United

Club legend Paul Scholes stated his belief that Luke Shaw will leave the club and may find success elsewhere away from Old Trafford . Despite showing promise, his career stalled when he suffered a double leg fracture in the opening match of the 2015-16 UEFA Champions League against.

World Finally, Geelani passes on Tehreek baton to lifelong aide Sehrai
Author: 0 Finally, Geelani passes on Tehreek baton to lifelong aide Sehrai

In May 2016, Geelani, who was also a three times MLA from Sopore constituency between 1972 and 1987, had said that the party and its allies will decide his successor only after his death. Syed Ali Shah Geelani's long-time lieutenant Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai on Monday replaced him as chairperson of the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, a constituent of the Hurriyat Conference, the Kashmir News Service reported.

World Competition multiplying in rabbit books as John Oliver trolls Pence
Author: 0 Competition multiplying in rabbit books as John Oliver trolls Pence

On the March 18 edition of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver delivered a segment that excoriated Vice President Mike Pence , with a particular concentration on policies he's supported that are widely seen as homophobic. "Also, our story is about Marlon Bundo falling in love with another boy rabbit, because our Marlon Bundo is gay - just like the real Marlon Bundo". The Pences' book was published by Regnery Kids.

World KCR plans to meet West Bengal CM soon
Author: 0 KCR plans to meet West Bengal CM soon

On the question of the Congress Party, he said: "You are thinking in the routine political model". Ever since the BJP has lost the by-elections in Gorakhpur and Phulpur, it has suddenly boosted the confidence of the opposition and regional parties in the country.

World Putin wins 6th term: Xi congratulates him; only Stalin ruled Russian Federation longer
Author: 0 Putin wins 6th term: Xi congratulates him; only Stalin ruled Russian Federation longer

Some see Ms Sobchak, the daughter of Mr Putin's one-time patron, as a Kremlin project meant to add a democratic veneer to the vote and help split the ranks of Kremlin critics. The election came amid escalating tensions between Russia and the West, with reports that Moscow was behind the nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian double agent in Britain and that its internet trolls mounted an extensive campaign to undermine the 2016 U.S.

World UMBC rushes to trademark 'Retrievers' after upset win
Author: 0 UMBC rushes to trademark 'Retrievers' after upset win

Akin added, "No one can take away the feeling of beating the No. 1 team in the country". "Just to be here is a blessing for sure". Fifth-seeded Kentucky (26-10) will face No. Stephen Curry noticed the team and sent UMBC the sneakers the team wore against Kansas State . Wade, a 6-foot-10 all-Big 12 selection, averaged 16.5 points in the regular season.