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Judge Siraj Desai inspects van Breda home

Judge Siraj Desai inspects van Breda home

No arrests were made for 18 months until the accused handed himself in in June 2016. He tried to stab me with a knife but I could prevent him. Both were killed by savage blows from the axe. He suffered minor injuries in the attack which leaked medical reports have suggested were self-inflicted. The siblings have had only supervised contact since the triple murder. Read More

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Government may face legal action over delay to air pollution plan

Government may face legal action over delay to air pollution plan

MPs have criticised the Government for missing Monday's High Court deadline for publishing draft plans to improve air quality. Shadow environment secretary Sue Hayman said: "With almost 40 million people in the United Kingdom living in areas with illegal levels of air pollution, it is simply not acceptable for ministers to hide behind the general election to delay publishing plans to improve air quality". Read More

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New US duties on softwood lumber become focal point of BC election

Canadian cabinet ministers, who have fanned out across the United States in recent weeks to lobby state governors, mayors, and other policymakers, said the us combativeness on trade won't change the overall strategy. Earlier in the day, Trump exuded confidence that the move would not result in a trade war with Canada. "No". Elsewhere, Canada's Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr said the US move to set tariffs on softwood lumber shipments are an “unfair and unwarranted trade action.” ... Read More

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Institutions Continue To Be Top Holders in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL)

Institutions Continue To Be Top Holders in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL)

Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Halliburton Company's Q2 2017 earnings at $0.14 EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at $0.33 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at $0.50 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $1.00 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $3.40 EPS. Comparatively, Halliburton Company posted earnings of $0.21 per share in the same quarter previous year. When fourth-quarter 2016 results were announced, first-quarter estimates called for EPS of $0.11 on revenues of $4.32 billion. Read More

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Gas prices continue to inch up in Maine

Gas prices continue to inch up in Maine

This year's changeover is about over. Last week's Baker Hughes oil rig count report - which showed the USA adding 11 rigs last week, bringing the total rig count to 683 - is further evidence of increased US production. The cheapest gas is $2.24 per gallon at Marathon located at 8811 North Dixie & Little York Road. Crude oil prices declined $3 last week, settling at $49.62 on Friday, which was the lowest daily settlement since March 29. Read More

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LEADING OFF: Braves open new park, Moreland near double mark

LEADING OFF: Braves open new park, Moreland near double mark

Cox led the Braves to an unprecedented 14 consecutive division titles and guided the Braves team to the 1995 World Series Championship. Hedges knew he should take advantage of what he said was a mistake. The suburban park is located at the interchange of two major interstates, prompting concerns about traffic. One of the reasons is the Braves' offense is more potent than perceived. Read More

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At meat market, the far-right Le Pen backs "eating French"

May Day (May 1), when trade unions traditionally take out marches and protests across France, as well as May 3, when the two candidates will have a televised debate, are expected to be the key dates for the campaigns. French judges have asked European lawmakers to remove immunity of the National Front candidate, who is a member of the EU legislature, to allow further investigation into allegations she abuse of funds to pay for party assistants. Read More

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Lawmakers suggest former Trump aide Flynn broke law

Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is scheduled to appear at a congressional hearing next month on Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election. "That is simply unacceptable", Cummings said. Documents the committee obtained later from Flynn's speaking bureau revealed that Flynn was paid about $33,000 for the speaking engagement. Read More

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France's Marine Le Pen gets criticism from dad

France's Marine Le Pen gets criticism from dad

Le Pen, whose father, Jean-Marie Le Pen , a notorious figure in French politics, led the anti-immigration party from 1972 to 2011, is better known than Macron, a former banker who has enjoyed a meteoric rise. With 7.5 million votes, Ms Le Pen beat FN's previous election record on Sunday but failed to pip the pro-European Union Mr Macron to the first place. Read More

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Wisconsin dairy farms face closure due to Canadian policies

Wisconsin dairy farms face closure due to Canadian policies

Roughly 2.5m jobs in Canada depend on trade with the US. Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo also sent Trump a letter on Tuesday urging him to take action. And yet, all three major political parties (and virtually every MP) have vowed to support the system. New Brunswick, Quebec, British Columbia and Ontario producers were all represented. Read More

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US officials say pirates have returned to waters off Somalia

US officials say pirates have returned to waters off Somalia

Mattis plans to meet with President Ismail Omar Guelleh (IHSH'-my-ehl OH'-mahr GEH'-luh), and greet USA and French troops. The rise in piracy attacks has at least partially been driven by starvation and drought in the region, the top USA military commander overseeing troops in Africa said during Mattis' visit as part of a week-long trip to the Middle East and Africa. Read More

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Kerala minister MM Mani in trouble for 'anti-women' remarks

Kerala minister MM Mani in trouble for 'anti-women' remarks

The Kerala Assembly witnessed pandemonium today morning as the Opposition staged protest inside the Assembly hall demanding the resignation of Minister M.M. I kindly request them to telecast it so that everyone can know the truth. The chief minister blamed the media for blowing it out of proportion and said some quarters were using the issue for political mileage. Read More

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Amit Shah to launch BJP's expansion drive from Bengal's Naxalbari on Tuesday

Amit Shah to launch BJP's expansion drive from Bengal's Naxalbari on Tuesday

Shah was accompanied by BJP Bengal President Dilip Ghosh. By starting his drive from Naxalbari, Shah will give a message of solidarity to BJP workers, who have "suffered" violence there, Union minister Smriti Irani said. Talking about Modi's "Sabka sath sabka vikas" slogan, the BJP president claimed that development was reaching "every nook and corner" of the country, but the TMC government was "not allowing" it to happen in Bengal. Read More

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Attorney, Authorities Battle Over Aaron Hernandez's Brain

Attorney, Authorities Battle Over Aaron Hernandez's Brain

Baez, who vowed Wednesday to conduct his own investigation into Hernandez's apparent suicide, claims the Medical Examiner's Office is illegally holding onto the deceased National Football League star's brain. on Tuesday night, and no one entered the cell until he was found by a correction officer at 3:03 a.m. Hernandez was found dead in his cell on Wednesday. Read More

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Trump says he hasn't changed position on wall

As the party in control of the government, he doesn't want Republicans to shoulder the blame for any shutdown. The simple political fact is that a government shutdown would be a massive political problem for Republicans. Democrats balked at the idea from the start. Trump has said Mexico will repay the United States for the wall if Congress funds it first. "Of these respondents, 47 percent are strongly against it". Read More

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North Korea celebrates as South Korea, US keep watch

Nuclear-armed North Korea on Tuesday marked a military anniversary with a massive conventional firing drill, Seoul said, as a United States guided-missile submarine docked in South Korea amid tensions over Pyongyang's weapons ambitions. It is believed the USA and its allies are pushing for China to go further, and sanction Chinese companies and banks trading with North Korea. "This is a real threat to the world, whether we want to talk about it or not". Read More

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Trump orders review of visa program for highly skilled workers

Trump signed an executive order billed as "Hire American, Buy American" yesterday afternoon (18 April) at the headquarters of tool manufacturer Snap-on (SNA) in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Such a system may also level the playing field for applicants from countries other than India, whose technology outsourcing firms dominate the applicant pool each year, Lee said. Read More

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