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World China Bans Gay Content Online
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China's Sina Weibo on Monday reversed a decision to remove gay content after outcry among gay Chinese who say the company had smeared homosexuality by lumping it with pornography as it tried to meet government censorship directives. According to a 2016 United Nations survey titled "A National Survey on Social Attitudes towards Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression (SOGIE)", just 15 percent of China's LGBT community have come out to their parents, while only 5 percent ...

World Michy Batshuayi admits to breaking a Chelsea rule during his
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He is likely to miss the remainder of the season. "Participation with the Belgian national team at the World Cup in Russian Federation remains in the realms of possibility". The injury has come at a frightful time for Batshuayi, with his spot in Belgium's World Cup squad under threat if he can not recover in time. There may still be a slim chance of the 24-year-old being available to be part of Belgium's squad for the World Cup starting in June.

World JIT to probe firing at SC Justice Ijazul Ahsan's residence
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Initial reports suggested a bullet had been fired from a distance. It added that a search operation has been conducted on the probable direction of the bullet trajectory. Asif Ali Zardari, the co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the country's former president, called for a high-level judicial probe into the incident.

Author: 0 In Karnataka, Congress workers protest, destroy party office over distribution of tickets

Former chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who is leading the BJP's charge in these elections, has been named in the alleged multi-million mining scam exposed by the former Lokayukta Santosh Hegde. Meanwhile, Janata Dal (Secular) has already announced candidates for 126 constituencies. They are N.Y. Gopalakrishna (Ballari Rural), B.B. Chimmanakatti (Badami), Maqbool S.

World Russia Begins Blocking Telegram App
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A recent demand by Russian security agency the FSB to help Telegram decrypt messages linked to six phone numbers went unanswered by the firm. "The information on web resources used by the Telegram company was sent to internet service providers on Monday in order to restrict access to them", read a message posted on the Roskomnadzor website.

World Syria strikes send 'clear message' on chemical weapons: British PM
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As well as facing MPs' questions, she will also take the unusual step of calling an urgent debate - although this is expected to fall far short of an explicit vote on the military action demanded by some in the Commons. "This is not about intervening in a civil war". Mrs May will ask for the emergency debate to allow more time for discussion in a nod to the fury among MPs at not being consulted.

World Russian Federation may have tampered with chemical attack site, says United States envoy
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The bombing, denounced by Damascus and its allies as an illegal act of aggression, was the biggest intervention by Western countries against Assad and his powerful ally Russian Federation. Assad told a group of visiting Russian lawmakers that the Western missile strikes were an act of aggression, Russian news agencies reported. In a USA military action a year ago in response to a sarin gas attack, the Pentagon said missiles took out almost 20 percent of the Syrian air force.

World NIA court acquits all five accused in Makkah Masjid blast case
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Swami Aseemanand , along with a co-accused Mohanlal Rateshwar, was granted bail in the Mecca Masjid blast case in March 2017. The fourth additional metropolitan sessions-cum-special court for NIA cases had concluded the trial last week and said that it would announce the verdict on the blast, which killed nine, Monday.

World Inmates Killed, 17 More Injured, in South Carolina Prison Violence
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Logan said he just finished identifying all the dead Monday and is working to notify relatives. Officials say majority were stabbed or slashed; No officers were wounded, and the names of the dead haven't been released. Seven inmates were killed in prison fights at Lee Correctional Institution. . These deaths at Lee are the most in any SC prison in recent years.

World Russian Federation may be entrapping Trump: Ex-FBI chief Comey
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Mr Comey has kept quiet about his time under Mr Trump for almost a year, with the interview and his new tell-all book, A Higher Loyalty , breaking the silence. Comey said his reaction to the news was disbelief. The former FBI director said he still would've sent the letter reopening the investigation into the emails before the 2016 election, even though Clinton and her team blamed it for her loss.

World Afghanistan nabs 2 Pakistani guards post border clash
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Witnesses in Kurram agency said that armed tribesmen rushed to the border to help Pakistani security forces. Scores of locals in Kurram Agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) spilt on streets, in a show of solidarity with the armed forces of Pakistan after two of the soldiers were martyred in an attack from Afghanistan near the border on Sunday.

World Kauai under a flash flood warning
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A flash flood warning means that flash flooding is imminent or already occurring. While one line was located well south and east of the Lehigh Valley just after 5 a.m., heavy rainfall arrived and will prolong its visit today. The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris.

World Mom accused of letting 2-year-old smoke meth, marijuana
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The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office said authorities had been investigating Ecker since January 12 after someone reported that Ecker allowed her toddler to do drugs. The finding indicated that the two-year-old had been exposed to the drug "several times or on one or more occasions". At the moment, the authorities have refused to disclose any details pertaining to Ecker's motive or what will happen to her child.

World PM Modi to embark on 5-day visit to UK, Sweden today
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Cooperation issues in the areas of innovation, technology and education will head the agenda of the high official in this tour of Europe. The Chairman of Kashmir Council EU Ali Raza Syed has urged the British government to raise issue of human rights of the oppressed people during upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to the UK.

World Shark Attack Near Gracetown
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The attack prompted the World Surf League to temporarily postpone the nearby Margaret River Pro surfing contest. "We could see its fin, and then when it attacked the man we could see its tail splashing and saw it launch up out of the water at him".

World Nine-year-old girl raped in Surat, body found with 86 injuries
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Sharma said police were widening the scope of investigation beyond Gujarat. In the Kathua case, the police charge sheet says the girl from the Bakarwal nomadic tribe was kidnapped, held in a temple in Kathua's Rasana village, drugged, repeatedly raped and then murdered to scare her community out of the neighbourhood.

World Police officer helps woman deliver baby in his vehicle
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We visited Downs' family this morning and spoke with her 82-year-old grandmother, who is devastated by her loss, and who said that she is planning on selling her property, a place where she grew up as a child, and going to live elsewhere. Even while I was walking them, my kids told me to take care of the woman in pain. Coker insisted the woman had assaulted him, but there were no physical indications that he had been harmed, police said.

World Prime Minister promises to make Trans Mountain Pipeline happen
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He also promised legislation that would reaffirm Ottawa's authority to press ahead with a development deemed to be in Canada's national interest. Mr Trudeau's Liberal government in 2016 approved the expansion project, aimed at helping landlocked Alberta ship its oil sands to the Pacific coast and then to overseas markets.

World Pravin Togadia targets PM Modi after quitting VHP
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Former Himachal Pradesh governor V S Kokje was today elected the VHP's worldwide president. Gandhinagar: Dr Pravin Togadia , former worldwide working president of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) will go on indefinite fast from April 17 at RTO Ahmedabad.

World Kentucky gov. says
Author: 0 Kentucky gov. says "I guarantee" child was sexually assaulted during teacher protests

Teachers got the blame, as Bevin said some single parents can not afford childcare and can not afford to take time off work to watch their children. FRANKFORT- Hours after Governor Bevin insinuated children were being sexually assaulted due to the thousands of teachers protesting at the Capitol, parents and teachers say they are disgusted by his comments.

World Arab leaders gather to unify ranks in face of conflict, wars
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The move has sparked deep anger among the Palestinians - who see East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state - and across the Arab world. "The President will be addressing the the participants of the conference and during his stay (in Saudi Arabia) he will hold talks with other Arab leaders over Somalia's situation", said Ahmed.

World Guard Your Privacy by Deleting These 5 Things From Your Facebook Page
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Also on Monday, a bipartisan group of attorneys-general representing 37 USA states wrote a joint letter to Facebook demanding answers to what led to the breach and how the company allowed it to happen. How do we deal with the new public sphere as it operates?' " She added: "People mistakenly think that Facebook sells your data. They came out for round two like neophyte pugilists, wild and below-the-belt punches flying around, forcing the champion to duck and dive because as long as he ...

World Japan, China agree to mutual official visits by Abe, Xi
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While ties between Tokyo and Beijing have a troubled history, relations seem to have strengthened following Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's diplomatic visit in January. President Donald Trump. "Since previous year, Japan has, in relations with China, displayed a positive message and friendly attitude", Wang said at the meeting, adding that he hoped that the visit would help the two countries move towards better ties.

World New emergency warning issued for bushfire in Sydney's southwest
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Mr Fitzsimmons said it was possible that winds could strengthen again and elevate the fire danger. "We have had reports of impact on properties in west Menai and Barden Ridge but our crews at the moment are exclusively focused on fighting the fire", he told AAP.

World Clair House Fire Deemed Accidental; No Injuries Reported
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Sunday where smoke was billowing from the building. Harrisburg first responders quickly got a house fire under control on Sunday, containing the damage to one area of the home. Rutledge said firefighters continued to search for the man's wife who was believed to be unaccounted for at the time. Authorities said the home was almost destroyed.

World Most rockets in Western attacks on Syria were intercepted - Russian Federation
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Haley also said that Russian Federation used its veto power to protect the Assad regime and prevented the punishment of those who use chemical weapons in Syria. Zakharova suggested that Western media bore some responsibility for the strikes, claiming the White House cited "multiple media sources" on the suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma.

World Star Trek's Patrick Stewart has his moment in Brexit debate
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Actor Sir Patrick Stewart, who backs the campaign, said if people voted to reject the exit deal, the United Kingdom would "simply stay" in the EU. Speaking at the launch event, Liberal Democrat education spokeswoman Layla Moran said: It may seem like the odds are stacked against us as a movement, but fighting for what you believe in is never easy.

World Montenegro presidential poll tests backing for European Union membership
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If confirmed, the result is an approbation for his move a year ago to defy Moscow and take Montenegro into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). He hopes next to steer the country into the European Union. Djukanovic challenger will be Mladen Bojanic, backed by resistance groups, for example types that are pro-Russian.

World Risk for severe weather in SC on Sunday just increased, forecasters say
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It was the Kansas City area's third consecutive Sunday of winter weather. A firefighter reported 3 inches of rain had fallen in the Palm Lake neighborhood in Slidell as of 12:56 p.m. It will be issued as a test of family preparedness in the home and for second shift workers. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds and heavy rain.

World Russian Federation warns of war over Syria strikes
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Russian Federation has been a staunch ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and has helped turn the tide of war in his favor since entering the conflict in September 2015. "The worst apprehensions have come true". "Our warnings have been left unheard". In his primetime address announcing the strikes, Trump accused Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government of failing to guarantee a 2013 deal that was supposed to rid Assad of his chemical weapons.

World Pope John (5) at Randolph (10) - Boys Lacrosse
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She also collected two ground balls for the Panthers. Camerino had nine draw controls and five ground ball scoops. Two goals and an assist from Slaminko helped Ridgefield stay even early on with John Jay. Friends scored 6 of the last 7 goals of the half, as River Harper put together a hat trick, and McNeill had a goal and two assists . Senior attack Heidi Colford poured in a career-high six goals while adding two assists in leading the Wagner women's lacrosse team to a ...

World Freeland blames chemical-weapons attack on Syrian government ahead of United States attack
Author: 0 Freeland blames chemical-weapons attack on Syrian government ahead of United States attack

She said President Donald Trump told her Saturday morning that if the Syrian regime uses poisonous gas again " the United States is locked and loaded" to strike again. She said she authorised British action after intelligence showed Mr Assad's government was to blame for the April 7 chemical attack . It is our goal "to see American troops come home, but we are not going to leave until we know we have accomplished those things", Haley said.

World Haley Warns US, Allies 'Locked and Loaded' to Strike Syria Again
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Akhras dubbed this weekend's airstrikes a slap on the wrist: "It's just not going to be enough. We need real, long-term commitment to bring peace to Syria". Washington believes both sarin and chlorine were used in the April 7 attack, a senior United States administration official told reporters on Saturday.

World Royal wedding: Will Pippa Middleton go to Harry and Meghan's wedding?
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Literally anything featuring Meghan Markle is getting a dust-off in preparation for the Royal Wedding and this movie from back in 2013 is joining in the fun. Many politicians and world leaders attended the much larger 2011 wedding of Harry's older brother, Prince William, and Kate Middleton. The designer, who has luxury boutiques in London , Bath, Leeds and Edinburgh, went on to say that she thinks Markle will have a "beaded skirt that'll be attached at the waist, but will come very ...

World Paul Ryan will not seek re-election to Congress
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Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), head of the arch-conservative House Freedom Caucus, told reporters. "They won't wait for nine months". Majority Whip Steve Scalise is viewed as the likely alternative, and his team noted Thursday that he, too, had broken first-quarter fundraising records, hauling in $3 million.

World Barbara Bush in failing health, won't seek additional treatment
Author: 0 Barbara Bush in failing health, won't seek additional treatment

The statement continued that she appreciated the well wishes she had received and that her family is close to her. She has had a series of recent hospitalizations, but the family did not provide details about her condition. The nation's 41s president also was hospitalized in 2015 in ME, where he and his wife spend summers at their home in Kennebunkport, after falling at home and breaking a bone in his neck.

World Comey: Assumption of Clinton victory factored into email probe announcement
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Even before excerpts of the book emerged, the Republican National Committee had launched a website seeking to discredit Comey, called lyincomey.com. "No one is above that rule of law system". The so-called dossier allegedly contains several salacious and detailed graphic material on Trump, compiled by Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agent.

World Taxi driver, 3 passengers rape pregnant woman in UP's Amethi
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Riess is reportedly driving Hutchinson's vehicle which has been spotted in Louisiana and Corpus Christi, Texas this week. A seven month pregnant woman lost her unborn child after some criminals kicked her abdomen and looted gold ornaments and Rs 10,000 in cash from her house at Dosia village under Pattamundai police station of the district.

World James Comey memoir paints scathing portrait of Trump, rousing GOP furor
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He compares Trump to a mafia don, demanding loyalty oaths, immoral and "untethered to truth". Like bullying. This is a media-about-media-about-media moment, so part of today's entertainment is watching how various news organizations are serving up reports of the Comey memoir in ways they think will resonate with their readers.

World Scattered severe weather this afternoon, evening
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This system could produce strong and even severe thunderstorms into Sunday night. Sunday will feature occasional light snow with slightly lighter, less obnoxious north winds and high temperatures will be around 30. The watch covers Beaufort, Orangeburg, Colleton and Dorchester Counties until 7 p.m. Dry and warmer weather today, then Pacific storm moves through Sunday and Monday with rain , mountain snow, and gusty wind.

World Facebook Stories adds AR drawing and Boomerang
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The new feature is named as 3D drawing and it allows a user to create various shapes and also write text on the videos shot by the Facebook camera before or at the time of video recording. Instagram had recently copied the Snapchat to add the signature Stories feature, now it is Facebook that has adopted the same. AS data protection and privacy become a big issue around the world, social networking companies like Instagram need to appropriately take care of the information we share.

World Kim meets Chinese official, calls for strengthening ties
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North Korea's relationship with its sole ally during the 1950-1953 Korean war had strained when China pushed United Nations to punish Pyongyang for its nuclear weapons programme. The warm welcome is in stark contrast to when Song was not permitted to meet Kim during a visit as the Chinese president's special envoy last November.

World Unnao gang-rape: Allahabad HC lashes out at Yogi government
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The court had taken suo motu cognisance of the case on Wednesday. Later on Sunday, her father was arrested by the UP police and allegedly roughed up by the BJP MLA's brother Atul Singh and his aides after which he died. Late on Wednesday, Sengar, with a convoy of 20 vehicles full of supporters, went to the official residence of a senior police officer in Lucknow to claim that he had neither raped the teenager nor had a role in her father's death.

World PM Narendra Modi rolls out healthcare and wellness scheme Ayushman Bharat Yojna
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PM Modi said the Ayushman Bharat scheme is not limited to providing a health service, but also invites inputs from society too. The prime minister was inaugurating the B R Ambedkar memorial at Alipur Road. CM Singh and Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda, who were standing close to Modi, were also taken aback and joined the gathering in applauding him. Modi's act was applauded by the people gathered as he walked up to the tribal woman and helped her wear the new pair of slippers.