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Amit Shah to connect with grassroot workers in Odisha

Keeping its thrust on development agenda, the BJP has embarked on a mission to retain power in 2019, fine-tuning its strategy to woo the poor and a section of Muslims to expand its base. He said the manner in which the bill was opposed exposed their attitude towards backward classes. "Undoubtedly Prime Minister Modi has created his place in the heart of people through his "Mann Ki Baat" and public meetings". Read More

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Pence warns North Korea 'era of strategic patience is over'

The last senior Chinese official to visit Pyongyang was Liu Yunshan, a member of China's Politburo Standing Committee, who attended a Workers' Party celebration in North Korea in October 2015. The Trump administration is focusing its strategy on tougher economic sanctions, possibly including an oil embargo, a global ban on its airline, intercepting cargo ships and punishing Chinese banks doing business with Pyongyang, Reuters reported last week, citing usa officials. Read More

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Trump warns North Korea: 'Gotta behave'

Trump warns North Korea: 'Gotta behave'

THAAD missile-defence system. The Vice President also linked recent US military strikes in Syria and Afghanistan to the situation on the Korean Peninsula and warned the North not to test the U.S. Tension has escalated sharply on the Korean peninsula amid repeated North Korean missile tests and concerns that Pyongyang may soon conduct a sixth nuclear bomb test. Read More

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Bellerin insists Arsenal boo boys will make him stronger

Bellerin insists Arsenal boo boys will make him stronger

As for Boro, I think you're going to struggle to get out of the relegation zone, unfortunately. On one occasion Arsenal's managing director came to tell us that the president had contacted the club asking for my jersey with a dedication. The 67-year-old Frenchman's remarks may further enrage Arsenal fans who are divided as to whether he should sign a new contract and extend his 21-year reign after a season of crushing disappointments. Read More

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Athletics: Kenyans sweep titles at Boston Marathon

But in recent years, speedy neophytes have begun turning that dictum on its head, recording near-record times in their first or second run over 26.2 miles. It was a Swiss sweep in the wheelchairs, as Manuela Schar won the women's title with a course record of 1:28:17. "The straight-line Boston course doesn't qualify for world records because of the possibility of a supportive tailwind like the one on Monday". Read More

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Macron ahead of the other 10 candidates in French election

Communist firebrand Nathalie Arthaud vowed to protect French workers from being "strangled by the capitalist system", while anti-EU nationalists such as Francois Asselineau, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan and Jacques Cheminade enjoyed rare airtime. They included fast-talking autoworker Philippe Poutou, who featured widely on social media after taking on Le Pen and Fillon over their legal problems in unusually blunt language. Read More

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SNL's President Trump Forced to Make Tough Choice Between Kushner and Bannon

And then Fallon, dressed as Kushner when he visited Iraq: shades, suit jacket, khaki trousers and a military vest. Trump handles the Bannon-Kushner feud the best way he knows: like an "elimination night" on a reality TV show. For her part, comedienne Melissa McCarthy playing Sean Spicer as the Easter Bunny explaining Passover on was a marvel of comedic timing. The bunny suit was a good fit - not only because the show aired the night before Easter Sunday, but because, during the George W. Read More

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North Korea missile test ends in failure, South Korea says

North Korea missile test ends in failure, South Korea says

North Korea's vice foreign minister says it will conduct its next nuclear test whenever its supreme headquarters sees fit. The Vice-President's plane landed in the South Korean capital on Sunday shortly after Pyongyang attempted to launch an unidentified missile from the port city of Sinpo that "blew up nearly immediately", according to US Pacific Command. Read More

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12 injured in 'acid attack' in London

12 injured in 'acid attack' in London

Police said 10 of those affected were taken to hospital by ambulance, while a further two presented themselves at A&E. All injuries to victims are non-life threatening. She added: "The area was closed off and police vans were there". Australian sisters Isobella and Prue Fraser told Australian media they were among the injured, with police saying 12 people in total were treated in hospital. Read More

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Birmingham fans furious as Zola registers another loss

Zola was appointed as manager when Birmingham was seventh on the table. But after two wins in 24 games that have followed his appointment, the Blues are left sitting just above the relegation zone. It is not that I like quitting but I feel like this club deserves the best chance.If I feel I can't help the team it is better that I leave someone else to do that. Read More

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Turkey rejects referendum observers' criticism

Thousands of people marched through at least three neighbourhoods of Istanbul , some chanting "Thief, Erdogan ", "no to the presidency" and "this is just the beginning" after calls on social media for protests in several cities. A North Atlantic Treaty Organisation official said that the constitutional referendum in alliance member Turkey "is a matter for the Turkish people". Read More

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ISIS leaders among 94 killed in East of Afghanistan

President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah defended the dropping of GBU-43, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat operations. He said there were no civilian casualties. Also, as former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said in a tweet, quoted by the New York Times , the USA was testing its unused ordnance in Afghanistan (much as it had done in Iraq during the first Iraq war). Read More

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North Korea vows to conduct weekly missile tests and threatens war

The unannounced visit Monday at the start of his 10-day trip to Asia was a US show of force that allowed the vice president to gaze at North Korean soldiers from afar and stare directly across a border marked by razor wire. Pence visited a military base near the DMZ, Camp Bonifas, for a briefing with military leaders and to meet with American troops stationed there. Measuring 150 miles long, it became the de facto border that separates North and South Korea following the end of the Korean ... Read More

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Russia Relations May Be At An 'All-Time Low'

Describing the Syrian leader as a "butcher" he said he had "absolutely no doubt" the United States had done the "right thing". Syrian authorities - "abetted by Russia's continuing efforts to bury the truth" - still possess and use chemical weapons, an American diplomat told the worldwide chemical weapons watchdog on Thursday. Read More

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Search widens for Facebook murder suspect

Asked about whether Facebook was considering changes to Live because of the Stephens incident or other violent encounters, a company spokesperson said they would get back to VICE News when they had more information. "We hope and pray that he is arrested as soon as possible, and we hope and pray for a resolution quickly", Nancy Kortemeyer told WOIO . Authorities said Stephens is a black male who is 6-feet 1-inch, weighs 244 pounds and is bald with a full beard. Read More

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Trump claims immunity as president from protesters' lawsuit

Trump claims immunity as president from protesters' lawsuit

Trump's lawyers denied all this and sought to have the lawsuit tossed out - claiming the candidate had not been talking to the crowd when he said "get them out". Video widely broadcast during the campaign shows Trump pointing at the protesters and repeating "get them out". According to Politico , a separate filing from a Trump supporter on Friday may also undermine the argument that Trump was not addressing the crowd when he shouted "get 'em out of here!" A week later, when protesters ... Read More

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Vice President Mike Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over'

Vice President Mike Pence warns NKorea 'era of strategic patience is over'

He told reporters that President Trump was hopeful China would use its "extraordinary levers" to pressure Pyongyang to abandon its weapons programme, a day after North Korea attempted another missile launch. Some also linked his order to strike Syrian government forces - his first such order since taking office - and the USA military's use of the most powerful non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan - the GBU-43B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb which is also called the "Mother Of All Bombs" - to ... Read More

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U.S. 'playing the terrorism game' in Syria warns Lavrov

Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, agreed. Still, Haley said the USA didn't see a peaceful future for Syria with Assad in power. One of Russia's navy frigates is reportedly on its way from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, equipped with cruise missiles, though where it will dock and how it will deter the USA from further action, if at all, is also not clear. Read More

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'Unlevel playing field' in Turkey referendum campaign

'Unlevel playing field' in Turkey referendum campaign

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory in the vote, which looks set to grant him sweeping new powers. "Late changes in counting procedures removed an important safeguard", said Mr Preda, who headed the PACE delegation, referring to the election authorities' decision to permit ballot papers without an official stamp. Read More

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Trump Signs Bill Letting States Deny Federal Funds to Abortion Providers

Today, President Trump signed into law a bill that reverses "an Obama-era rule that barred states from withholding federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers". Planned Parenthood also is the nation's largest abortion network - performing over a third of all abortions in the U.S. It receives more than half a billion dollars in federal funding each year. Read More

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Harry Styles imitates Mick Jagger on TV show

Marking its first episode in which SNL was live from coast-to-coast (as well as Canada), Jimmy Fallon hosted a hilarious night with former One Direction member Harry Styles as the musical guest. Styles (as Jagger) said . "A little hanky panky". When SNL announced that Harry was due to appear on the show, we instantly started countding down the days.well, the wait was worth it! "Yeah, I know they're not called 'Holocaust centres.' I know that". Read More

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