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World Manchester Arena Attack: one year on
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The ceremony included a national silence at 2.30pm to allow the country to remember those who died. Cornwall has fallen silent to remember the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing one year on. Among the dignitaries present were the Duke of Cambridge, Prime Minister Theresa May , Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon, Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable, Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins, Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and Sir ...

World M&S reveals another year of falling profits
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Announcing the annual results, he said events in the retail market, where household names are struggling or closing, had convinced him M&S needed to speed up its efforts. M&S lost more ground in the fourth quarter, with like-for-like clothing and home sales down 3.4 percent, worse than the previous quarter's 2.8 percent drop, and same store food sales down 0.6 percent, against a third quarter 0.4 percent fall.

World Pope Francis quotes: What he's said about homosexuality, atheists and more
Author: 0 Pope Francis quotes: What he's said about homosexuality, atheists and more

He's commented on homosexuality multiple times - and none of them reflect the traditional Roman Catholic view that homosexuality is "objectively disordered". "Tell me: When God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?'" he said (translated).

World Iran to remain in Syria as long as Damascus needs: spokesman
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The last push on the Yarmouk camp came after a group of civilians was evacuated overnight. Army soldiers fired into the air in celebration and held Syrian flags, against a smashed cityscape of shattered buildings and widespread destruction, state television footage showed.

World Palestinian foreign minister to press ICC on Israeli war crimes probe
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Bensouda vowed last week that she was watching the unrest in Gaza closely and would "take any action warranted" to prosecute crimes. "Israel expects the worldwide criminal court will not succumb to Palestinian pressure and will resist attempts to politicize its activities, despite the existing mandate", the foreign Ministry said , adding that Israel is a democratic state with an independent judiciary capable of conducting an independent investigation.

World Texas leaders want more screening and more guns to prevent more shootings
Author: 0 Texas leaders want more screening and more guns to prevent more shootings

State Rep. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, sent a letter to Gov. Abbott commending him for his plans to host the roundtable discussions, but also urged him to call a special session this summer dedicated to addressing school safety. Just 93 days had passed since children in Parkland had done the same. "I don't think we're going to see any change because Democrats and Republicans are seeing this from very different perspectives", Mark Jones, a professor at Rice University, said.

World US, China Putting Trade War On Hold, Treasury's Steve Mnuchin Says
Author: 0 US, China Putting Trade War On Hold, Treasury's Steve Mnuchin Says

But neither LNG nor ethanol, which also stands to benefit from a trade truce, would provide a big enough export boost reduce the deficit by $200 billion a year, according to Height. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who has been part of the USA negotiating team, is expected to go to China soon to follow up on last week's discussions.

World Warriors looking forward after blowout Game 3 win vs. Rockets
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Curry said in an on-court interview after the game. The defending champions got defensive - and maybe a little mad - after a 127-105 Game 2 defeat on Wednesday last week in Houston, Texas, determined to make stops to ignite the transition game and open up three-point shooters.

World Missing 2-year-old may be in Iowa or Minnesota
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Police say Dakota Ray was taken from SC by her parents Jessica and William Ray on April 15, after they lost custody of her through a judges order, Fox News reported. According to Camden Police Department It is possible that they may be begging or asking strangers for money. 2 year old Dakota Ray was placed into the custody of the Department of Human Services where she is being cared for.

World Stop threatening us with tariffs — European Union to Trump
Author: 0 Stop threatening us with tariffs — European Union to Trump

The Trump administration made a decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and is threatening to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from the EU. Macron spoke as the Commission, which negotiates trade matters on behalf of the bloc, published a law preparing retaliation. The nuclear agreement of 2015 is an important element of peace and security in the region, and we chose to support it, whatever the USA decision was.

World Putin, Assad hail achievements in Syria
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Putin held talks with Assad in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Thursday, ahead of his meetings with European leaders. Moscow launched an air campaign to help Mr Al Assad's forces in 2015 which tipped the conflict in his favour. "We know it will not be easy because some countries do not want stability to return to Syria. However, together with you and our other partners and friends, we will move firmly forward with the peace process", Assad was quoted as saying.

World IPL 2018 Preview: RCB on slippery ground against Sunrisers Hyderabad
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Kohli has spoken of how it has freed up the players and allowed them to express themselves, and his men have proved the skipper right over the last couple of encounters. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli's wife Anushka Sharma recently posted a picture of herself wearing a T-shirt with husband Kohli's name and jersey number, and following Bangalore's win, Virat had the ideal reply for her.

World Meghalaya Cong to protest against Karnataka Govt formation
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By extending the BJP's rule to south India , outside the Hindu nationalist party's traditional support bases in northern and western India, gives them much needed momentum for 2019 federal polls. When justice Sikri proceeded to make an oral observation that they wouldn't restrain the swearing-in, Abhishek Singhvi interjected with: "If Yeddyurappa comes with the letters and the court finds there is no merit in my case, I am out".

World Puducherry CM slams Guv's invite to BJP
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The elections, held on May 12, were predicted by many as too close to call. Governor Vajubhai Vala administered the oath to Yeddyurappa on Thursday even as none of the council of ministers were sworn in. But outside Kerala, we can go together. At a hurriedly convened press conference in the capital even as news was emerging of the governor's decision, senior Congress leaders said this was a violation of the Supreme Court's order a year ago in the Goa matter.

World European Union reaches out to Western Balkan states, ascension still far off
Author: 0 European Union reaches out to Western Balkan states, ascension still far off

The EU to finance the construction of a 10 billion euro infrastructure in the Balkans was discussed at the Summit in Sofia . The shocks of the last decade also made some European Union founders question eastern expansion and Western Balkans sceptics point to problems in the region ranging from organised crime in Albania to Macedonia's name dispute with European Union state Greece .

World Multiple Injuries Reported after School Bus, Dump Truck Collide in New Jersey
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A total of 43 people of those 45 were injured and transported to hospitals for treatment, he said. "Everybody's trying to make sense of this", Murphy said. "It was pretty heart-wrenching". Multiple people were injured in the collision, though it was not immediately clear how many . "Some of the kids were pretty beat up, some were cut and bruised".

World Palestinians recall envoys from USA and nations that celebrated Jerusalem embassy move
Author: 0 Palestinians recall envoys from USA and nations that celebrated Jerusalem embassy move

In December, for example, as the U.N. General Assembly weighed a resolution urging the Trump administration to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Haley said the US would "be taking names". Haley, speaking at the emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council, which was held on the request of Kuwait over Israeli deadly violence at Gaza border, claimed Israel had "exercised restraint" on that day and went on to blame Iran for its alleged support for ...

World Zuckerberg to appear before European Union after snubbing United Kingdom commitee
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European Parliament president Antonio Tajani on Wednesday said Zuckerberg had accepted the EU institution's invitation to travel across the Atlantic and face lawmakers in person as soon as next week. But the decision to hold the meeting with the European Parliament behind closed doors has angered others. Guy Verhofstadt, who leads the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, tweeted.

World Canada 'positive' on NAFTA, Mexico says deal possible by end-May
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Neither the Mexican minister, Ildefonso Guajardo, nor Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland had plans to travel to Washington on Wednesday, their representatives said. The U.S. International Trade Commission then has up to 105 days after the signing to produce a study on the effects of the agreement. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., promotes this year's renewal of the farm bill during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 17, 2018.

World State to defend California law allowing life-ending drugs
Author: 0 State to defend California law allowing life-ending drugs

Euthanasia activists argued in court that assisted suicide is health care and that made it appropriate for the special session. "There is far too much still not known about how this law is put into practice - especially as it pertains to disabled, elderly and other populations", the conference said January 24.

World Trump Acknowledges Financial 'Liability' For Stormy Daniels Payment
Author: 0 Trump Acknowledges Financial 'Liability' For Stormy Daniels Payment

Both Cohen and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani have said some of that money was to reimburse Cohen for a $130,000 hush money settlement with adult film actress Stormy Daniels , who says she had an affair with Trump . Dillon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Giuliani initially made the revelation about the payment in a Fox News interview. The Office of Government Ethics has also concluded that the payment to Cohen "meets the disclosure requirement for a reportable ...

World Explosive eruption at Hawaii volcano
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Kilauea is the youngest and most active Hawaiian shield volcano, located on the southern part of the Island of Hawai'i, known as Big Island. "It's a real dynamic situation up there", Coombs told reporters Thursday. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Hawaii National Park staff members were evacuated ahead of the eruption, according to the USGS . The news comes amid worsening air quality conditions on the Big Island , and as civil defense authorities continue to respond to Kilauea's ...

World Children were on bus that crashed with truck
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A sign outside of the East Brook Middle School in Paramus, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from the crash site, informed people to go to the auditorium for updates on the accident. Mount Olive Police are said family members of those students aboard the bus should contact Paramus Police at (201) 262-3400 for more information. Seventh-grader Alejandro Garcia says that fellow students who had brothers and sisters on the bus started crying after news of the crash reached the school.

World European Union to take six countries to the court over air quality standards
Author: 0 European Union to take six countries to the court over air quality standards

We will shortly build on our £3.5bn plan to tackle roadside emissions with a comprehensive clean air strategy". "This announcement is good news for all those suffering from chronic air pollution ", said Ms Lucas. Of the measurements cited in the referral, the UK's recorded NOx concentrations of 102µg/m3 in London were the highest of the offending countries. EU law obliges member states, in accordance with the EU Ambient Air Quality Directive, to maintain air quality standards and limit ...

World Karnataka effect: RJD to stake claim for Bihar
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Declaring that he will parade his party's MLA before the Governor of Bihar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said that Bihar Governor should follow the precedent of his Karnataka counterpart and dissolve the Nitish Kumar government. Yadav said that he will be meeting the Bihar governor at 1 PM tomorrow, Friday, may 18. "Alliance partners of the BJP here have not been completely happy and now more so with the CM not being here", Kavlekar said.

World Anti-EU 'barbarian' Salvini announces Italian govt deal close
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The top two finishers - the upstart anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the nationalist League party - have been inching this week toward an alliance that would have a razor-thin majority in Italy's parliament. However, three 5-Star sources said the main stumbling point remained who should head the administration. Mr. Chiapponi said that would probably result in instability.

World BS Yeddyurappa called to form Govt in Karnataka
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JD (S) did not fare that well. However, minutes after the trends were telecast on TV channels, the two leaders patched up and posed for cameras together. The BJP has won 57 seats and is ahead in another 57 in the 224-seat assembly, according to the Election Commission. Gowda's son HD Kumaraswamy is its chief ministerial candidate.

World Dachshunds Maul Woman to Death in Unusual Attack
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Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant said police had to shoot one of the dogs when it attacked officers after they reached the scene. He also revealed that initial reports stating that a pit bull took part in the attack were inaccurate. 'This is a bad situation, a very unfortunate situation, ' Sheriff Bryant said, as reported by KTEN . Dinwiddie said they were covered with fleas and ticks and had apparently been living "out in the woods".

World Utah man jailed in Venezuela pleas for freedom in video
Author: 0 Utah man jailed in Venezuela pleas for freedom in video

The 26-year-old travelled to the South American country in 2016 to marry a fellow Mormon he met online, but the couple were arrested shortly afterwards when police claimed to have found him stockpiling armaments, including an assault rifle and grenades.

World Cladding fire risk for 12000 Queensland buildings
Author: 0 Cladding fire risk for 12000 Queensland buildings

He added: "Having listened carefully to concerns, the government will consult on banning the use of combustible materials in cladding systems on high-rise residential buildings". "When we met Dame Judith, we looked her in the eye and we asked her - among other things - to ban unsafe cladding. A race to the bottom". Shahin Sadafi, chair of the Grenfell United survivors group, told Today it was "very disappointing" that the report appears not to include an outright ban on flammable cladding.

World People Dead & Another Injured After Shooting At Home In Ponder
Author: 0 People Dead & Another Injured After Shooting At Home In Ponder

Late Wednesday night, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner identified the two men involved as Justin Painter and Seth Richardson. She tightly held a picture of her three children. Authorities said there was no threat to the community. Neighbor Natalie Carr, who lives across the street from where the shooting occurred, said three children lived in the home.

World Allahabad Bank CEO, Choksi charged with cheating, graft
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Police on Monday charged 22 people, including a former head of PNB and two of its current executive directors. While the bank had reported a Profit after Tax for the year at Rs 1,324.80 crore, RBI, after considering under-reported provisioning, reworked the profit to less than half of it at Rs 532.60 crore.

World Accolades come in for GHMC after Swachh Survekshan honour
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This time, the Union Ministry of Urban Development survey was conducted in 4,200 cities, covering a population of 40 crore. This year, however, only the top three national ranks were announced and the survekshan followed the practice of "one city, one award".

World Supreme Court refuses to defer Cauvery trials on account of government formation
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The Supreme Court rejected Karnataka's plea to put hearings in the Cauvery water sharing case on hold on grounds that there was no government in the state following Assembly election results. The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected Karnataka's plea to defer finalisation of the draft scheme on Cauvery water management since formation of a new government was pending.

World United Kingdom government slashes maximum FOBT stakes to £2
Author: 0 United Kingdom government slashes maximum FOBT stakes to £2

The maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will be reduced to £2 under new rules unveiled by the government. The Bishop of St Albans, Alan Smith, said: "Fixed-odds betting terminals are a scourge on high streets that have taken advantage of the vulnerable for too long".

World UAE imposes sanctions on senior Hezbollah leadership
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He has also managed " Hezbollah's " bank accounts. It is comprised of 12 members who are tasked with making the group's tactical decisions and oversee its activities countrywide. It is noted that the group is the faithful satellite of Iran, spreading the terrorist threat. It was the third round of sanctions announced by Washington since the United States pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in defiance of worldwide warnings for the White House not to harm the landmark agreement.

World Meryl Streep And Antonio Banderas To Feature In Blockbuster Panama Papers Thriller
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Antonio Banderas and newly minted Oscar-winner Gary Oldman are also in talks to star. The Panama Papers were the documents at the center of of the largest data leak in corporate and government history. Netflix is also looking at another book on the Panama Papers. Oldman could play anyone from a journalist to a law-breaking billionaire. Streep continues to prove herself as one of the most versatile actresses in Hollywood.

World Starbucks Ramps Up China Plans, Will Nearly Double Store Count By 2022
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This would amount to opening roughly 600 new Starbucks a year in China, or one every 15 hours, which would mark a considerable increase over the company's previous goal to build around 500 a year. Yum China Holdings Inc, which separated from Yum! The push in the Chinese market comes as its stores in the United States face fierce competition from up-and-coming regional coffee houses and steep discounting from fast-food rivals.

World BC woman squats, poops then hurls feces at Tim Hortons employee
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A freakish and disgusting incident at a Langley Tim Hortons was caught by security footage on Monday. After a bit of time, the woman reaches for a pile of napkins, backs away from the counter and proceeds to drop her trousers. Police were called to the store and arrested the woman in the parking lot, spokesperson Corporal Holly Largy explained. A spokesperson for Tim Horton's told BuzzFeed that some of its restaurants have a "restricted access policy for restrooms to ensure the ...

World Yes! Manhattan District Attorney Vance Won't Prosecute Marijuana Cases Beginning August
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Manhattan, where the scent of marijuana laces the air from housing projects to swanky Soho, will stop prosecuting thousands of people for pot possession and smoking, even if you still risk a US$100 fine. "The number of arrests in that precinct, the 76th Precinct, were 246 arrests". "We must and we will end unnecessary arrests and end disparity in enforcement".