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Trump, Putin Agree to Increase Diplomatic Efforts to End Syria War

Trump, Putin Agree to Increase Diplomatic Efforts to End Syria War

The Kremlin made no mention of safe zones in its own statement after the phone call, and Putin's spokesman played down the idea. Russian Federation has supported the regime of Bashar al-Assad while the United States has backed the rebels. It will be the third publicly announced conversation between Trump and Putin, who first spoke after Trump's inauguration in January and then after an April 3 bombing in the St. Read More

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BJP chief Amit Shah inaugurates Nanaji Deshmukh library at party office

BJP chief Amit Shah inaugurates Nanaji Deshmukh library at party office

The PDP leadership had reportedly conveyed to its BJP counterparts that "controversial" statements from BJP camp like a minister's asking for treating the stone-pelting youth "only with bullets" were making matters worse for it in Valley. "The secret for our success is we work as a team", said Jain. The streets were thronged with BJP supporters and party flags were waved as Shah's convoy passed through the streets after he landed at the airport. Read More

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Pentagon chief warns of 'tough year' for Afghanistan

Pentagon chief warns of 'tough year' for Afghanistan

The attack at a military base in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif raises more questions about the Afghan military's ability to defend against such attacks, more than 15 years after the USA drove the Taliban from power. Monday's attack occurred hours after US Defence Secretary James Mattis arrived in the country on an unannounced visit. The assault is the deadliest by the Taleban on a military base. Read More

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Aadhaar mandatory to avoid fake PAN cards: Govt tells SC

Aadhaar mandatory to avoid fake PAN cards: Govt tells SC

When the government denies you absolute right to your body, it implicitly claims for itself some rights over your body. It also said that a balance had to be maintained between an individual's right and the state's actions. He said that section 139A, which came in 1975, has not been challenged and it had come into existence with a objective to provide a unique identity for the persons who pay taxes. Read More

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Dallas shooting began as neighbor dispute

Dallas shooting began as neighbor dispute

Another man was found dead inside the same home, police said . Authorities say the paramedic was shot and critically wounded while helping a shooting victim. The civilian who was shot first was also in the ICU in a critical condition. Blankenbaker said Brown's criminal history includes arrests for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful carry of a handgun by a license holder and driving while intoxicated. Read More

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North Korea 'poses a grave threat' to U.S., allies: McMaster

North Korea seems to be intent on developing both missile technology and nuclear weapons capability, a top Trump administration official said today, hours after Pyongyang carried out a missile test. With less than two weeks until South Korea votes for a new president , the spokesman for the frontrunner, Moon Jae-in, called on North Korea to stop its military tests. Read More

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Donald Trump called Rodrigo Duterte to affirm alliance

Donald Trump called Rodrigo Duterte to affirm alliance

What remained unmentioned, however, are the extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and users as part of the government's drug war. In a brief phone call in December about the drug war, then-President-elect Trump told Duterte that he was doing it the "right way", according to the Philippine president's account of the conversation. Read More

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Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia

Turkish media said the ban was imposed because Wikipedia had failed to remove content promoting terror and linking Turkey to terror groups. In a latest move, Turkey has now banned Wikipedia under a law stating it is a threat to the national security. Read More

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Quest for poll symbol ousts Sasikala and kin

Panneerselvam's rival group is far smaller, but includes senior leaders who disagreed with Sasikala and family being given charge of the party. The Panneerselvam or OPS faction fear that Dhinakaran's statement that he has "stepped aside" was just a drama, KP Munuswamy, a former minister, said. Read More

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Two people killed during anti-government protests in Venezuela

Sojo, who grew up in the Romero home, said police and two people who rushed his brother to the hospital told him the boy had been shot in the head by pro-government groups. Overnight, a National Guard sergeant was killed and a colonel wounded when their squad was attacked with gunfire while trying to control disturbances in a city near Caracas , the chief prosecutor's office said. Read More

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Kim Jong-un Is a Smart Cookie

Kim Jong-un Is a Smart Cookie

Moon did not say when Washington and. The U.S. has moved one of its warships to just off the coast of Japan. Last week , Admiral Harry Harris, the commander of U.S. South Korea and the United States wrapped up their annual large-scale military drills Sunday, but continued a separate joint naval exercise that has triggered dire threats from nuclear-armed North Korea. Read More

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First Lady's Twitter appears to like post slamming her marriage

First Lady's Twitter appears to like post slamming her marriage

Remember that brief clip of Melania Trump smiling and laughing at her husband's inauguration when he suddenly pivoted to either say something or to scold her and immediately after she became stone-faced and her smile and joy seemed to have vanished forever? Andy at first guessed that this might be a bot account or a fan account for the First Lady, but Twitter commenters were quick to point out that it was actually an account run by her. Read More

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ICRC Starts Visits to Hunger-Striking Palestinian Detainees in Israeli Jails

According to human rights statistics some 6 500 Palestinians, including 57 women prisoners and 300 children as young as 11, are now being held in Israeli jails. The prisoners are demanding to be moved to prisons in the occupied territories as per the Fourth Geneva Convention, which would make it easier for their families to visit them, as well as lifting restrictions on family visits and better treatment at military checkpoints. Read More

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For second time this week, Trump jabs at Canada over trade

Trump made similar remarks in Wisconsin on Tuesday, calling the dairy trade relationship between the United States and Canada "very, very unfair". On its website, Alberta Milk says retail prices for dairy products in New Zealand - the most open and competitive dairy market in the world - are comparable to Canada's, while deregulation of dairy in the United Kingdom and Australia actually caused retail prices to go up. Read More

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LeBron leads Cavs in sweeping Pacers

LeBron leads Cavs in sweeping Pacers

We kept him to 15 points". Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love were obviously benched down the stretch of Game 3, and it's fair to expect them to come out with guns blazing in Game 4. It was a 19-4 spurt that gave IN the lead. On Thursday, that was the case as James' three-point shot looked fantastic and the Pacers had no answer. Read More

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North Korea Defies the World

Mr. President, you and the administration said to North Korea, Don't test a missile. Trump had said earlier that a "major conflict" between the United States and North Korea was "absolutely" possible. He reiterated that the USA must be supported by its global allies if it is going to make any meaningful strides, adding: 'It's important for all of us to confront this regime... Read More

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The Pentagon may send up to 5000 more troops to Afghanistan

The Pentagon may send up to 5000 more troops to Afghanistan

The figures come as the US weighs its future strategy for Afghanistan, where it has already spent more than $115 billion in reconstruction efforts. The Taliban is yet to comment on the report. According to the December 2016 Opium Survey by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Afghanistan's potential opium production was approximately 4,800 metric tons (or 4.8 million kg) in 2016 alone. Read More

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US Congress Passes Short-term Bill to Avert Government Shutdown

US Congress Passes Short-term Bill to Avert Government Shutdown

Trump would have to get the support of all 56 undecided Republicans to pass the bill. The short-term government funding bill, planned for a vote Friday, must be passed by midnight to keep federal agencies open through May 5. "If Republicans announce their intention to bring their harmful TrumpCare bill to the House Floor tomorrow or Saturday, I will oppose a one-week Continuing Resolution and will advise House Democrats to oppose it as well", Hoyer said in a statement. Read More

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One dead, one in custody after stabbing at UT

One dead, one in custody after stabbing at UT

Greg Fenves says the student who was fatally stabbed was a freshman named Harrison Brown . "He was just walking around with a knife, so no one even noticed when he hit that first guy, I guess, because no one was screaming". "He always had a smile on his face", he said. "He attended pretty regularly". He told Springer he had been arrested for drunken driving but said he'd had a seizure and hadn't been drunk. Read More

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Macron heckled by pro-Le Pen factory workers

Macron heckled by pro-Le Pen factory workers

Macron has also come under fire from potential allies and Le Pen for acting as if victory next month was already in the bag after visiting a restaurant on the Left Bank on Sunday night after his first round triumph, handing ammunition to his opponents who described it as shallow, arrogant behaviour. Read More

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Sainsbury's full-year profits fall 8.2%

Sainsbury's full-year profits fall 8.2%

Argos, the catalogue retailer acquired by Sainsbury's past year, played a key role, contributing £77 million to pre-tax profit and helping group sales rise by 12.7% to £29.1 billion. The figures mark the third year of falling underlying annual profits and Sainsbury's added that the market remained "competitive and the impact of cost price pressures remains uncertain", with like-for-like supermarket sales down 0.6 per cent over the year. Read More

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Brexit gets nasty as EU accuses Britain of unrealistic aims

Brexit gets nasty as EU accuses Britain of unrealistic aims

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has dismissed a leak of Brexit talks as " tittle-tattle " amid further reports of concerns in Brussels. Juncker put the chances of negotiations failing at over 50 percent, the newspaper said. Not at all, insists Downing Street. A report in the German paper , Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung , claimed the European Union side thought May was being far too optimistic about the prospects for a post-Brexit deal. Read More

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Trump 'smart cookie' talk on Kim baffles Seoul

Nevertheless, the U.S. official said the system is capable of shooting down a North Korean missile , adding that the USA hopes to install additional units to increase coverage over South Korea. According to him, China has only been subtly coercing North Korea as it pursues its nuclear weapons and missiles programs, but he believes that if North Korea conducts another nuclear test, neither China nor the US would be happy. Read More

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LeBron James to pay teammate's $6K fine for Game 1 ejection

More importantly, his contesting of shots when the game was still in reach for the Spurs was an element that we didn't see in the first round from him. "We understand that [statistic], but every series is different", he said. 2. Sam Dekker I'll be honest, until I saw him get in for some garbage time points in the fourth quarter, I had no idea that Sam Dekker was fully recovered from the broken bone in his hand. Read More

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Janet Jackson Speaks Out After Split with Wissam Al Mana

Janet Jackson Speaks Out After Split with Wissam Al Mana

On Sept. 13, Jackson is scheduled to perform at The AT&T Center for the newly renamed State of The World Tour , which she says is "not about politics, it's about people, the world relationships, and just love". "I thank God for him, you guys". "I am so excited". "Yes, I separated from my husband", she confirmed. The news comes after Janet posted a video in which she addressed her split from Wissam - whom she is believed to have separated from last month after nearly five years of marriage ... Read More

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Parties in France unite against Le Pen

Parties in France unite against Le Pen

Snap polls released late Sunday showed 39-year-old Macron winning the runoff easily by a margin of around 60-40 percent, meaning Le Pen needs to make up more than 10 points in the next two weeks. At the very least, Le Pen may now use her status as a widely-supported politician to influence the European Parliament from her current position. Electre noted she and other French nationalists will vote for Ms. Read More

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Modi's vision: India set to launch 'South Asia Satellite' on May 5

Modi's vision: India set to launch 'South Asia Satellite' on May 5

The almost 50-m-tall rocket that weighs about 412 tons will carry what is now termed as the South Asia Satellite or GSAT-9. The Indian prime minister had promised it at the 18th Saarc Summit held in Kathmandu in November 2014. "India is opening its heart out to its neighbors", explains External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay, adding "neighborhood first is now being extended beyond the stratosphere". Read More

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Powerful blast targets foreign forces in Kabul

Powerful blast targets foreign forces in Kabul

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish confirmed the blast early on May 3 targeted "a convoy of foreign forces passing the area", in the latest militant attack in the Afghan capital. The group started its so-called spring offensive on Friday. The Taliban often target foreign forces and Afghan government officials. The Takfiri terrorist group of Daesh has also gained a foothold in Afghanistan in the more recent past. Read More

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