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Barcelona stunned as Real Madrid grab top spot

But Neymar sarcastically applauded the fourth official as he walked off the pitch meaning he has been handed an extra game suspension. Referee Gil Manzano included Neymar's sarcastic reaction in his report to the Spanish federation's competition committee, which met on Tuesday to rule on the case. Read More

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Musician J. Geils, dies at MA home

He was found dead in his Groton, Mass. home Tuesday, TMZ reports. Police are investigating the death as a standard procedure, Palma said. Geils initially formed The J. The band was nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the fourth time last fall but once again was not selected as part of the 2017 class. I hope that we make it in. Read More

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United States strikes on Syria 'unforgivable act of aggression', says North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday. North Korea says a USA missile strike on Syria "proves a million times over" that it was right to strengthen its nuclear programme. While the timing was largely coincidental, the fact that U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the strike while hosting a summit with Chinese leader Xi Jinping carried particular resonance given that the North's nuclear ambitions -- and how best to thwart them -- was among the top agenda items of their meeting. Read More

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More than 200 killed in Colombia avalanche

More than 200 killed in Colombia avalanche

Entire families were wiped out. Firefighters and rescuers cover with a blanket the body of a woman in Mocoa, Colombia, Sunday, April 2, 2017. "They disappeared when it happened and I haven't been able to find them". Street vendor Marta Ceballos told the Agence France-Presse she survived but is haunted by the memory. Juan Chanchi de Ruiz, 74, said the noise of the surging flood woke her up and gave her enough time to get to higher ground. Read More

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'Blue Alert' issued by Newcomberstown Police, police officer mis

'Blue Alert' issued by Newcomberstown Police, police officer mis

The shooting happened at about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday in Newcomerstown, a village in Tuscarawas County. The officer was investigating a possible meth lab, according to the New Philadelphia Times Reporter . Police say Chaz Gillilan, 28, turned himself in to Newcomerstown Police after a Blue Alert was issued. A man who authorities originally said was a suspect in the case, Chaz Gillilan, has been cleared, according to the chief. Read More

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Clinton chides Trump on Syrian refugee ban after strike

Hillary Clinton advocates airstrikes at the Women in the World summit in NY. Speaking at the Women in the World summit in New York City yesterday, before Trump's announcement of air strikes on a Syrian airfield, Clinton said she and then Central Intelligence Agency director Leon Panetta had unsuccessfully lobbied for the United States to take action against Assad's regime in 2012. Read More

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UK's Johnson cancels Moscow visit after Syria gas attack

The White House says that Trump spoke with South Korea's Acting President Hwang Kyo-Ahn about US strikes in Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack by President Bashar Assad's government on civilians. The attack was the first direct US assault on Syria and the government of President Bashar al-Assad in the six-year war there. The US cruise missile strikes on Friday were in retaliation to the gas attack, but Mr Lavrov accused America of threatening global security. Read More

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Russian Federation says it wants 'productive talks' with US

Russian Federation says it wants 'productive talks' with US

Diplomats gathered in Italy as USA officials in Washington floated the possibility of new sanctions on the Syrian and Russian military, plus the threat of additional US military action if Assad's government continues attacking civilians. airstrikes in Syria if the Assad regime carried out more chemical weapon attacks . The United States has sought to downplay expectations for the trip or the likelihood that the USA will leave with any concessions from Russian Federation regarding its ... Read More

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Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: Sushma Swaraj warns Pakistan of dire consequences

Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: Sushma Swaraj warns Pakistan of dire consequences

This is an act of premeditated murder, said Swaraj in Rajya Sabha. Condemning the death sentence, Singh told the Lower House that how Jadhav can be a spy when he had a valid Indian visa. As proof, they said Jadhav has an Indian passport. Pakistan's army released a video shortly after Jadhav's arrest last year in which he confessed to having spent years sowing unrest in Pakistan. Read More

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Syria strike a message to N Korea, others: Rex Tillerson

Syria strike a message to N Korea, others: Rex Tillerson

Satellite imagery analysis suggests it could be preparing for a sixth, with U.S. intelligence officials warning that Pyongyang could be less than two years away from its goal of striking the continental United States. The troops have been dispatched to handle North Korean refugees and "unforeseen circumstances", such as the prospect of preemptive attacks on North Korea, the news agency said. Read More

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Tottenham Hotspur's strength in depth key to title charge - Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur's strength in depth key to title charge - Harry Kane

Heung-Min Son then scored on either side of the half-time break as Tottenham registered their 11th consecutive Premier League victory at White Hart Lane . "This character is ideal for a player", says the Argentine, no stranger to the referee's notebook during his own playing days. "Sonny was unlucky not to score his hat-trick and when you've played like that it gives the team a huge boost". Read More

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Susan Rice may have committed a crime, Trump says without providing evidence

Susan Rice may have committed a crime, Trump says without providing evidence

Much of this story goes back to a series of Saturday morning tweets from President Trump on March 4, when he said that the Obama White House wiretapped him at Trump Tower during the campaign. "Nothing in this story indicates anything improper". The Trump campaign did all of this after the media and the US government had accused Russian Federation of hacking the Democrats. Read More

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Passenger says man dragged off plane was doctor

As reported by CNBC , in a letter to United employees, Munoz claimed that employees on the flight " followed established procedures " by removing the passenger from the plane as it was over booked. A witness who was on the flight says the man who was removed said he needed to see his patients in the morning, which is why he didn't want to give up his seat. Read More

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Trump explained U.S. position on THAAD to Xi - S.Korea

During an interview with the Financial Times on Sunday, Trump warned that if China was unwilling to collaborate on North Korea, the United States would be willing to go it alone. Republican Representative Thomas Massie recalled that Mr Trump himself had warned Barack Obama that any unilateral United States attack on Syria would be a "big mistake". Read More

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South African president Jacob Zuma 'may step down early' in 2018

Opposition parties called for Zuma to resign but analysts mostly predicted Zuma would survive the fallout after picking home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba to replace Gordhan , a more prudent choice than investors had feared. The new Cabinet changes are "to improve efficiency and effectiveness", the statement from Zuma's office said. "Corruption is out of control, more than 9 million desperate South Africans have no jobs, and now, instead of taking action to protect our economy, ... Read More

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Hwang, Trump hold phone talks over NK nukes after US-China summit

What was billed as a showdown between the leaders of the United States and China over trade and North Korea ended with little sign of confrontation Friday - or of concrete progress in resolving their differences. The North has carried out five nuclear tests - two of them previous year - and expert satellite imagery analysis suggests it could well be preparing for a sixth. Read More

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Video of passenger getting dragged off United flight sparks uproar

The passenger was dragged down the aisle and the four employees boarded the plane. Officers asked her to move to the back of the plane before removing the passenger so she did not witness the entire event. The third officer pointed at the man saying that he should get off the plane. "Kill me", and "I have to go home", as blood streaked down his mouth. After a three-hour delay, United Express Flight 3411 took off without the man aboard. Read More

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Eta hands over information on location of weapons

The International Verification Commission, in charge of verifying the process, said "this information was immediately conveyed to the relevant French authorities, who will now secure and collect ETA's arsenal". Around 3.5 tonnes of arms, explosives and other materiel have been found in eight arms dumps identified by ETA, French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Saturday, following the Basque separatist group's vow to disarm. Read More

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Great Britain's Davis Cup defeat to France was cemented on Sunday

Captain Leon Smith insisted there were still positives to take away despite Great Britain's Davis Cup campaign coming to an end against France on Saturday. Edmund then frittered away a 5-2 advantage in a second-set tiebreak and eventually fell 7-5, 7-6, 6-3 to heap the pressure on Evans, who had not played on clay for almost three years and has never played an ATP tour event on his least favourite surface. Read More

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Closing arguments set in ex-NFL star's double murder trial

He is also being charged with three counts of armed assault wiht intent to murder for allegedly firing at three surviving victims, one count of assault and battery by means of a unsafe weapon for the non-fatal shooting of one of those survivors, one count of intimidation of a witness for allegedly shooting a percipient witness to those acts, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. Read More

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North Korea says ready for 'war' as United States moves navy fleet closer

North Korea says ready for 'war' as United States moves navy fleet closer

Pyongyang has vowed a tough response to any military action from the United States after it sent warships to waters off the Korean Peninsular. The North's foreign ministry, in a statement carried by its KCNA news agency earlier on Tuesday, said the US navy strike group's move near the Korean peninsula showed America's "reckless moves for invading had reached a serious phase". Read More

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Venezuela: Supreme court backtracks on powers bid

Venezuela: Supreme court backtracks on powers bid

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Friday rejected accusations that moves to consolidate his power in the crisis-hit country violated the constitution, after a sign of division emerged in his camp. Luis Vicente Leon, a Caracas-based pollster, said that while the ruling completely "pulverizes the separation of powers", Venezuela long ago stopped operating like a normal democracy with a clear rule of law and independent institutions. Read More

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes steps down from Russian Federation probe

Joaquin Castro of San Antonio, called on him to step down from that role after a series of unorthodox meetings and communications with White House officials. On Thursday, Schiff told reporters that Nunes' recusal was "in the best interest of the investigation". The House Ethics Committee is looking into allegations that Nunes possibly divulged classified information at a controversial press conference in March. Read More

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Americans Backed Trump's Syria Airstrikes, but Are Wary of Further Action

Several theories have been floating around to explain President Donald Trump's reverence for Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Trump administration has sent mixed signals on Syria and Russian Federation. Just over a week ago, top administration officials were signaling that removing Assad is no longer a US priority. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave Russian Federation an ultimatum on Tuesday: either stand with the West when it comes to Syria, or side with Syrian President Bashar al ... Read More

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Liquor ban: Hospitality industry seeks govt intervention

Meanwhile, Tourism Minister Kadakampalli Surendran has said that the apex court order would "wreck" the tourism sector in Kerala. The SC has directed that no liquor shop shall be visible and directly accessible from the highways nor it should be situated within 500 metres of the outer edge of the national or state highway or of the service lane. Read More

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Extremely happy elephant is super excited to meet the Queen

Extremely happy elephant is super excited to meet the Queen

Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the monarch is set to meet keepers and vets while touring the new home for nine Asian elephants - one of which is named in her honour. Her Majesty was "absolutely delighted" when she learned Elizabeth the elephant was named in her honor, according to Professor David Field . He noted her interest in the project: "She was very happy with [feeding Donna] and very interested in the way that elephants feed and how they use their nose to feed with". Read More

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Yogi Adityanath Waived Off Rs. 30729 cores of farmer loans As Promised

Yogi Adityanath Waived Off Rs. 30729 cores of farmer loans As Promised

Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself had promised during the poll campaign that the BJP would waive the loan if it was elected to power. Farmers unions said the cap and limitation to crop loan would confine the benefit. After the farm-loan waiver now the opposition parties are set to corner Yogi government on paying dues of sugarcane farmers. While the decision is a welcome step, keeping in mind the scarce rains faced by farmers in past year, knee jerk reactions like occasional loan ... Read More

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Republican House Rules: How the GOP Confirmed Gorsuch

Republican House Rules: How the GOP Confirmed Gorsuch

There is no reasonable justification for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's failure past year to hold a hearing on President Barack Obama's nomination of the moderate and highly qualified Judge Merrick Garland to that seat. Immediately after, Justice Anthony Kennedy will administer the Judicial Oath at the White House. Speaking on the Senate floor on Friday ahead of the vote, Mr McConnell said that Mr Gorsuch had "sterling credentials, an excellent record and an ideal judicial ... Read More

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