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Labour MPs seek mayor's help to save marginal seats

Before holding the election, May must first win the support of two-thirds of the parliament in a vote on Wednesday (April 19). Earlier, Mr Corbyn dismissed Mrs May's argument that she needs a fresh mandate to deliver Brexit, and said it was "extremely interesting" that she had chosen to call an election as the Crown Prosecution Service prepares to decide whether to press charges against a string of Tory MPs over allegations relating to 2015 general election expenses. Read More

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Hunting party held hostage in Iraq since 2015 freed

Hunting party held hostage in Iraq since 2015 freed

They said the handover had been delayed for several days in part because Iraqi officials did not want ransom money exchanged or negotiations for their release to happen on Iraqi soil. There was never any claim of responsibility for the kidnapping of the hunters, who were seized in a Shia area of Iraq and widely believed to have been nabbed by militias with close ties to Iran. Read More

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Jeremy Corbyn rejects "progressive alliance" with SNP

The Lib Dems have said they want to grind the business of government to a standstill. Speaking in London , he framed the election as "the Conservatives, the party of privilege and the richest, versus the Labour Party". Punters are backing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to become the new Prime Minister, according to leading odds comparison website Oddschecker. If she can achieve a resounding election victory, that would limit the scope for parliament to block or water down her plan for ... Read More

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BC party leaders' housing-affordability promises pose dilemma for renters

Within minutes of the debate's start, Horgan and Clark got into an exchange after the Liberal leader claimed the NDP's platform was not fully costed and will leave British Columbians with "a $6 billion hole". "Housing has become unaffordable, precisely under this premier's watch", said Weaver. "I want it to be at the core of my government". It still comes at a price however, as Horgan added that one of the hardest things about leading the NDP is that he can't spend as much time as he ... Read More

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Israel Dismisses Hunger Strikers as 'Terrorists' & Won't Negotiate

Israel charged him with directing suicide bombings and he was sentenced to five life terms. However, Palestinians from the West Bank need an entry permit into Israel and Israeli authorities often deny such permits. Missing from the op-ed and the Times byline was that Barghouti is in prison after being convicted of overseeing three terrorist attacks that killed five people, including a police officer and a Greek Orthodox priest. Read More

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Arrests following killing of French police officer

Arrests following killing of French police officer

Investigators said they had identified the gunman from identity documents found in his auto but did not name the 39-year-old French national. A gunman armed with military style weapons walked up to a police van and opened fire. president said. The two top finishers Sunday advance to a winner-takes-all presidential runoff on May 7. Fillon, who has campaigned against "Islamic totalitarianism", said on France 2 television that he was canceling his planned campaign stops Friday. Read More

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Venezuela shop owner says looting like 'war'

Venezuela shop owner says looting like 'war'

He said the takeover was led by the president of a national dealership, describing this individual as "a representative of the dealerships all over the country of Venezuela". Local media reported similar situations in other parts of the city. "I denounce before the global community that armed gangs hired by the opposition attacked a maternity hospital with 54 children", Rodriguez tweeted. Read More

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Trump says Paris attack will influence France's election

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday accused Tehran of "alarming ongoing provocations" to destabilize countries in the Middle East and of undermining US interests in Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon. Trump has criticized the Obama administration for a 2011 military intervention that he says created a power vacuum that led Libya to slip into chaos. Read More

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Cooler heads must take charge in India, Pakistan

Cooler heads must take charge in India, Pakistan

The spokesman, Gopal Baglay, added that it was odd that the news of the death sentence against Jadhav and the news of "conditional access" - "that means no access" - granted by Pakistan happened on the same day. "Jadhav has been visiting Pakistan since 2003 using an original Indian passport but with a fake name", Basit said. While condemning the action, Singh said that Pakistan had ignored all norms of law and justice. Read More

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Nashua gets head start on Arbor Day festivities

Nashua gets head start on Arbor Day festivities

The Arbor Day Foundation commends campuses committed to engaging staff and students in conservation goals. UNC retained the title by continuing to meet the program's five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures toward trees, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning projects. Read More

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Court finds more racial gerrymandering in Texas voting maps

Court finds more racial gerrymandering in Texas voting maps

The panel found that the Legislature's drawing of the House map as a whole had intentionally diluted votes and specifically diluted them in nearly all of the state's urban counties, including Dallas, El Paso, Tarrant, Harris and Bexar. Saenz, the president and general council of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, which represented a group suing the state, said in a statement Thursday. Read More

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Hyderabad: One arrested for sending hoax mail of hijacking

Hyderabad: One arrested for sending hoax mail of hijacking

A man with some extra baggage sent in a tip to authorities about a fake plot to hijack an airplane because he couldn't afford to buy his online girlfriend a ticket for the flight. The cyber police tracked the email down and arrested Vamshi. He had earlier created a fake flight ticket of April 16 from Chennai to Mumbai and mailed the same to her. Read More

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US accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations', undermining America's interests in Middle East

US accuses Iran of 'alarming provocations', undermining America's interests in Middle East

Trump's comments came a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" that he said undermined US interests in the region, mentioning Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. However, Tillerson branded the deal a failure, as Trump ordered a review of how the U.S. is countering the threat from Iran . There are contradictory signals from the Trump administration about the Iran nuclear deal. Read More

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Arkansas execution plan again thrown into doubt

Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. While the high court was considering Lee's fate, the 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals denied multiple requests to halt Lee's execution. The legal maneuvers frustrated Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who had set the execution schedule less than two months ago. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas prepared again Thursday to conduct its first executions since 2005, wary and tired after a series of court decisions gutted its unprecedented plan to ... Read More

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Applications for US jobless aid rise but remain at low level

Applications for US jobless aid rise but remain at low level

Initial jobless claims increased to 244,000 in the week ending April 15th from 234,000 previously and the data was slightly above consensus forecasts of an increase to 242,000. This week's data is for the survey week for the May BLS employment report which should maintain expectations that there will be a strong rebound in payrolls for the month after the lower than expected increase for March. Read More

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China puts cruise missile bombers on 'high alert' amid North Korea fears

China puts cruise missile bombers on 'high alert' amid North Korea fears

A war of words has broken out recently after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, warned that the '"era of strategic patience" with North Korea is over, adding that any attack would be met with an "overwhelming response". Such statements by the 15-member council have to be agreed by consensus. Previous statements denouncing missile launches "welcomed efforts by council members, as well as other states, to facilitate a peaceful and comprehensive solution through dialogue". Read More

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North Korean Leader Appears in Parade

President Donald Trump was uncharacteristically quiet about the failed launch of a North Korean missile from the country's east coast. Speculation that Pyongyang could conduct a sixth blast in the coming days to coincide with the anniversary has reached fever pitch, with specialist United States website 38North describing its Punggye-ri test site as "primed and ready" and White House officials saying military options were "already being assessed". Read More

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Pence promotes Trump's economic plans in Japan

Pence promotes Trump's economic plans in Japan

The United States will not be negotiating directly with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un anytime soon, Vice President Mike Pence told CNN in an exclusive interview. "America has played a certain role in Asia since 1945. that role has in the end of the day been a stabilizer", Delury said. According to the US Census Bureau, the country's trade deficit in goods with South Korea rose from $16.6 billion in 2012 to $27.7 billion in 2016. Read More

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Prince fans to mark anniversary of music superstar's death

Prince fans to mark anniversary of music superstar's death

The film was Prince's acting debut and highlighted his talents as an artist and performer, and featured several long concert scenes where the music was recorded live for the film's soundtrack. "So my one regret was that I didn't take the opportunity to get back in touch with him and say: "Hey Prince , this huge 16-year-old is that little baby you once met - he's grown into a fine young man". Read More

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Nitish calls on Sonia, urges unity

Nitish calls on Sonia, urges unity

The meeting comes days after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi attended the 100th anniversary of the civil disobedience movement launched by Mahatma Gandhi at Champaran in Bihar. He also conveyed his view that there should be a combined opposition candidate for the presidential polls in July. "There should a joint opposition candidate for the top Constitutional post and Sonia Gandhi being the leader of the largest opposition party should take the lead", he said. Read More

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Rahul mentally unfit to lead party, says Barkha Singh

Rahul mentally unfit to lead party, says Barkha Singh

Barkha Singh, who quit as chief of the women's wing, yesterday ahead of the Delhi civic polls (DMC Polls), hit out at Vice President Rahul Gandhi and the party's Delhi unit chief Ajay Maken. She also resigned from the post of Delhi Pradesh Mahila Congress's Head. "Other Mahila Congress members were also forced to resign because they were threatened or ignored", she said, citing the selection of candidates for the upcoming municipal polls. Read More

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United Kingdom election 'good for EU' - European Parliament chief

United Kingdom election 'good for EU' - European Parliament chief

Agreeing to such a deal would fly in the face of May's pledge to "bring an end to the jurisdiction of the court in Britain ", which she is expected to highlight in the Tory manifesto. The paper does not include guidelines on future trade agreements, however, and only deals with the immediate issues of Britain's withdrawal. "Brexit will mostly be shaped by what the EU-27 is ready to offer, and Theresa May will just have to accept that". Read More

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Easter holiday rooted in Christian faith

Easter holiday rooted in Christian faith

Defined as the foundation of the Christian faith, adherents witness the priest light the paschal candle before mass commences at the church, signifying the light of Jesus entering the world. "My reflections also take my mind back to His resurrection by God on Easter". "I want to highlight the enormous and devout work of the Russian Orthodox Church and representatives of other Christian denominations in solving important social problems, strengthening the family, educating young people and ... Read More

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North Korea: 'Super-mighty pre-emptive strike' will reduce U.S. to ashes

Russia's United Nations embassy earlier said that the U.S. delegation tried to deviate from the standard wording and exclude the call for a peaceful settlement through dialogue. Trump has vowed to prevent North Korea from being able to hit the United States with a nuclear missile. In a unanimous statement, U.N. Security Council members expressed their "utmost concern" over Pyongyang's "highly destabilizing behavior and flagrant and provocative defiance" of the U.N. Read More

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Vinyl music gives record stores a boost in a digital world

Vinyl music gives record stores a boost in a digital world

However let's not forget that nearly everyone apparently loves D Bowie and Janelle Monae and Missy Elliot and they are all on majors, as are your (and my) favourite band Muse* . A decade ago, RSD was marked with a handful of exclusive releases meant to attract buyers to independent brick-and-mortar shops. "A lot of people say that the vinyl industry will eventually slow down", dela Cerna said. Read More

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Russian Bombers fly near Alaskan coast

Russian Bombers fly near Alaskan coast

Citing U.S. defense officials, CNN reported the flights posed no direct military threat. The U.S. had also scrambled jets to meet two Tu-95 bombers on Monday , after which the Russian planes flew away. While military officials don't seem too concerned about the Russian fly bys, the mysterious missions raise questions because the Russians haven't flown this close to Alaska in two years. Read More

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Cardell Hayes sentenced to 25 years in prison; Smith family 'very disappointed'

Back in December, Hayes was found guilty of manslaughter, and could have been sentenced to as many as 60 years, though the prosecution was actually originally seeking a mandatory life sentence for second-degree murder. The sentencing is likely to echo that drama, including testimony from Racquel Smith about how she and their three children have been affected. Judge Camille Buras denied a new trial for Hayes on Wednesday and is expected to impose a sentence no later than Friday. Read More

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North Korea threatens 'all-out war' with United States

North Korea threatens 'all-out war' with United States

Earlier on Tuesday North Korea accused the United States of bringing the Korean Peninsula into "a unsafe situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment". US Vice President Mike Pence and Japan's Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso attend their joint news conference after their talks at the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo April 18, 2017. Read More

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Brexit talks to start after UK vote in June

Standing outside her Downing Street office, May said she had been reluctant about asking parliament to back her move to bring forward the poll from 2020. He said that the future location of the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the two EU bodies based in London , will not be part of the Brexit talks. Read More

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Iran's FM reacts to Tillerson's criticism on nuclear deal

He said the National Security Council-led interagency review of the agreement will evaluate whether it "is vital to the national security interests of the United States". Trump spoke during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. From NAFTA to the Iran nuclear agreement to the Paris climate accord, President Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric is colliding with the reality of governing. Read More

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North Korea's Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles Displayed at Military Parade

North Korea's Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles Displayed at Military Parade

Thousands are expected to descend on the streets of the capital, Pyongyang , as the nation marks the 1912 birth of Kim Il Sung, grandfather of current leader Kim Jong Un. The US claims it is ready to strike North Korea if nuclear weapons are tested. Despite North Korea's provocations, USA officials have said that the US doesn't intend to use military force against North Korea in response to either a nuclear test or a missile launch. Read More

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