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Suspected Isis recruiters arrested in St Petersburg in wake of metro attack

Investigations are continuing into the Metro attack, with police probing Jalilov's background and whether he had links to extremist groups. Russian news agencies say the St. Dzhalilov carried a bomb in a backpack that exploded on the train as it was traveling in between two stations, investigators said. Relatives said creative doll maker Medyantseva died after she threw herself onto her daughter to save her from the bomb blast in the subway Monday. Read More

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India woos Bangladesh with defence loan, credit

Modi gestured to Mamata to join Hasina and him, but without looking at her. Mamata took her place, ensuring a measured distance between her and the Indian Prime Minister. Pleased that our guest is today CM West Bengal. Modi set aside protocol to go to the airport, travelling through the normal traffic without any route restrictions, official sources said. Read More

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UN Security Council strongly condemns N.Korea missile test

SEOUL, South Korea A North Korean missile test ended in failure Wednesday when the rocket spun out of control and plunged into the ocean in a fiery crash, a senior US defense official said. March 6, 2017: North Korea fires four ballistic missiles, three of them falling into Japan's exclusive economic zone. South Korea and the United States say the sole objective of the advanced THAAD system is to defend against missile launches from North Korea. Read More

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Israel OKs 1st New Settlement in 20 Years

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has faced criticism over Israel's continued building of settlements. Prominent U.S. lawyer Alan Dershowitz said in an interview Thursday that President Donald Trump spoke to him "clearly" about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, suggesting a shift in Trump's stance. Read More

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Australia floods still rising with two dead, four missing

Australia floods still rising with two dead, four missing

The Category four storm, termed as Cyclone Debbie, hit the northeastern coastal regions of Australia, between Bowen and Airlie beach in Queensland state, on Tuesday, uprooting trees and causing widespread damage as it passed. A drunk Australian man who drove his partner and young children into flood waters near Brisbane tried to flee after calling police to say his family needed help. Read More

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Anti-Apartheid Activist Ahmed Kathrada Dies At 87

Anti-Apartheid Activist Ahmed Kathrada Dies At 87

Struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada will be remembered for being committed to principle until he drew his last breath, the Thabo Mbeki Foundation said on Tuesday. "Something is wrong and he was saying let us correct our mistakes to lead South Africa correctly", Mlangeni said. Kathrada recounts his and his comrades' experiences in prison with regards to uniform and food. Read More

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Michael Flynn did not reveal Russian Federation speaking fees in White House

The retired Army lieutenant general was paid by an air freight company associated with the Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group and a subsidiary of the Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, according to the amended disclosure. Spicer is the ordinary course of whose business? ". "The discussions did not include immunity or other possible conditions for his appearance". Asked about Nunes's original claim, that some Trump campaign officials were improperly unmasked in intelligence documents, ... Read More

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6 released, 9 still hospitalized in truck attack

6 released, 9 still hospitalized in truck attack

Police are investigating a "technical device" found in the vehicle used in the attack, he said. The attack targeted our society at its most vulnerable - when we are going about our daily lives. Six of the injured people had been released from the hospital by Saturday. Swedish police say they now believe the suspect they arrested after an attack on Friday was the driver of a stolen beer truck that killed four people and injured 15 others on a busy street in the Swedish capital. Read More

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Norway police find 'bomb-like' device, arrest suspect

Police have conducted a controlled detonation of the suspicious object, police spokesman Svein Arild Jørundland told VG, adding that at the moment it is unknown whether the device actually contained any explosive elements. You could see cops in heavy armor going in every store and restaurant. "We'll be back with more", Oslo police wrote on Twitter . Norway was put on high alert after neighboring Sweden suffered a truck attack in the capital that killed four people and injured 15. Read More

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China and Australia to Foster Trade Liberalization

China and Australia to Foster Trade Liberalization

China is Australia's largest trading partner, with bilateral trade exceeding $107 billion (99.5 billion euros) and bilateral investment over $100 billion, while Australia is also an important source of resources for a developing China. and New Zealand-owned BBI Group to build a AU$6 billion iron ore mine in Australia. The expanded access gives Australia an opportunity to take advantage of China's decision earlier this week to suspend meat imports from Brazil, the world's biggest exporter of ... Read More

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Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez's second murder trial to close

The wild defense theory, heard by jurors for the first time yesterday after 24 days of testimony and evidence, will likely figure in the defense's closing argument for Hernandez's acquittal this morning. Hernandez's phone shows that he and Bradley exchanged hundreds of text messages about the 2012 drive-by in the months after Bradley was shot. The jury began deliberations Thursday afternoon. Read More

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'I Think' Susan Rice May Have Committed A Crime

'I Think' Susan Rice May Have Committed A Crime

President Trump on Wednesday floated the possibility that former national security adviser Susan Rice committed a crime , but he provided no evidence. If Susan Rice was unmasking Americans, it was not to fulfill an intelligence need based on American interests; it was to fulfill a political desire based on Democratic-party interests. Read More

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Midland Congressman Now in Charge of House Russia Probe, At Least Temporarily

That evidence, first revealed by Nunes two weeks ago, has become the center of its own power struggle in the Russian Federation investigation - with Democrats accusing the White House of withholding that intelligence from them. The suspicions that the government of Russia sought to influence the outcome of the presidential election a year ago are intertwined with a growing body of circumstantial evidence that people connected with the Donald Trump campaign were in contact with Russian business ... Read More

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Victor Moses (right) in action for Chelsea

Victor Moses (right) in action for Chelsea

In this fight, unyielding "Bournemouth" will play the leader of the championship, won the week is a very important match in one of the competitors. whether "cherries" will be able to take away points from "Chelsea"? Tottenham beat Watford earlier in the day 4-0 to reduce the deficit separating them from Chelsea to four points. Read More

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Putin discusses anti-terrorism with France's Le Pen

Putin discusses anti-terrorism with France's Le Pen

Putin has held a su. "We're not trying in any way to influence events but we reserve the right for ourselves to meet with representatives of all political forces of the country, as our partners do, for example in Europe and the US", Putin said in televised comments at the opening of the meeting with Le Pen, which wasn't announced in advance. Read More

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Trump Removes Steve Bannon From National Security Council

In addition to the changing membership of the principals committee, the new order also puts the Homeland Security Council under McMaster rather than making it a separate entity, as Trump's original order had done. General McMaster had struggled to gain influence inside the White House, until now. The official said the change moves the NSC "back to its core function of what it's supposed to do". Read More

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Axelrod: Trump's Susan Rice allegation 'beneath the dignity of that office'

Axelrod: Trump's Susan Rice allegation 'beneath the dignity of that office'

Rice, a former national security adviser under 44th President Barack Obama, may be guilty of illegally investigating the identities of people who were both connected to Donald Trump and were the subjects of U.S. After the revelations these last couple of days about the "incidental" unmaskings, Rice made another television appearance, this time in an interview with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC . Read More

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Russia: US strikes on Syria help extremists

Russia: US strikes on Syria help extremists

In January, Gabbard met with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus. "We think it is a good move, because we have been asking for it for a long time", a Western diplomatic official told VOA on condition of anonymity, adding that while it is clear Assad can not remain in power, no one has yet to present a clear path to agreement on a suitable replacement. Read More

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Cowboys' Jerry Jones releases statement upon Tony Romo's retirement

He will instead move into broadcasting with the CBS channel. "When it comes to your health, your family, I would rather see him walk away for a better opportunity to walk away safe and sound", said Hunt. Romo, who turns 37 this month, fractured his back last August and spent most of the season in rehabilitation only to find his place taken by Prescott, who led the Cowboys to the playoffs. Read More

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Local Syrians welcome, condemn missile strikes

He says he wanted Syrians to live in a democracy. Reaction to the Strike:This is not going to solve the Syria problem, the refugees or the death of half a million people. The missiles destroyed aircraft, hardened hangars, ammunition supply bunkers, air defense systems and radar at the base. There was no independent confirmation of civilian casualties. Read More

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Trump Trying to Discredit Congressional Investigations, Schiff Says

Trump Trying to Discredit Congressional Investigations, Schiff Says

The White House has called for investigations into the disclosure of multiple intercepted conversations that Flynn had with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak before the inauguration. The lesson here for Trump is that he and his White House should never have tried to BS a former prosecutor. Congressman Jason Chaffetz, the top Republican on the House of Representatives government oversight committee, said Monday he will ask the Government Accountability Office to examine the payments to Flynn. Read More

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First new Samaria locale in 20 years for Amona evacuees

First new Samaria locale in 20 years for Amona evacuees

And while his administration has appeared to be more tolerant of Israeli settlement activity, Trump did make clear last month, at their joint press conference, that he wanted Netanyahu to "hold back on settlements for a bit". Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office announced the decision late Thursday following a meeting of his policy making Security Cabinet. "I made a promise that we would establish a new settlement ". Read More

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Oxford win Boat Race for fourth time in five years

Oxford won the grueling race in 16:59, four seconds ahead of Cambridge. The light blues failed to make use of it, allowing their rivals to open a lead they would never relinquish. This will be the men's 163rd race and the women's 72nd race. Their president, Michael Disanto, a USA rower at the Rio Olympics, was delighted. Oxford, however, reclaimed the momentum heading into the race's final quarter, eventually securing a comfortable victory. Read More

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South African ex-minister sacked by Zuma resigns as MP

In an affidavit, DA's federal executive chairperson, James Selfe, said the implications of Zuma's decision to fire Gordhan and Jonas were of an "extraordinarily serious and far-reaching nature". Last night the latter warned that protesters intent on taking their calls for Zuma to resign to the party's headquarters in Johannesburg on Friday would be met with force. Read More

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