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3 factions battle for AIADMK throne

3 factions battle for AIADMK throne

Cadres should be asked to have no truck with them, he said and added that only if this was done, the Panneerselvam camp would regard it as a full victory. He further said that Dinakaran, who was not even a member of the party till Jayalalithaa's demise, was tarnishing the AIADMK's image and added it wouldn't be tolerated. Read More

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Philippines denies China hand in ASEAN statement

In his debut as chair of a regional summit, Philippine President Rodirigo Duterte had to balance the interests of ASEAN neighbors with those of China, which has promised billions of investments and credits for the Philippines. This year marks the 50th anniversary of ASEAN. "We expressed our grave concern over recent developments in the Korean Peninsula, including the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) two nuclear tests in 2016 and subsequent ballistic missile launches", the ... Read More

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House Republicans repeal Obamacare, hurdles await in US Senate

House Republicans repeal Obamacare, hurdles await in US Senate

Trump and GOP leaders took a victory lap at the White House following the bill's passage before Trump jetted off to NY to meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and make remarks at the USS Intrepid Museum. "The sad thing, is that we have not heard one real argument on how this bill would make healthcare more affordable and accessible for families in my district in San Diego or anywhere in the country", Peters said in remarks on the House floor. Read More

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Kids have adorable reaction to classmate's new prosthetic leg

Kids have adorable reaction to classmate's new prosthetic leg

But there was absolutely no need to worry, as her little friends had the best reaction to her - they immediately hugged her with big grins on their faces. And as she enters the schoolyard, her friends mob her, with one girl heard asking her, nearly enviously: "Is that your new pink leg?" According to The Telegraph , the blade was made possible after a £1.5m funding injection given to the UK'S National Health Service previous year. Read More

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Putin to discuss Ukraine, Syria with Merkel

Putin to discuss Ukraine, Syria with Merkel

Putin said that his talks with Trump suggested "the US administration support them as well". Trump and Putin discussed Trump's proposal to create safe zones, according to a White House readout of their call. Putin and Trump signaled improving prospects for cooperation in the war-torn country in what the White House called a "very good" phone discussion. Read More

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Prince Mishaal bin Abdulaziz, head of kingdom's succession council, dies

Prince Muhammad bin Salman, the designated heir to his father, King Salman, said in unusually blunt remarks on May 2 that he would not seek to open dialogue with Iran because Tehran's goal is to dominate the Muslim world. The report follows a five-day visit by Ben Emmerson QC on behalf of the United Nations to Riyadh, where Saudi officials refused to grant the rapporteur access to prisoners the United Nations believes are being wrongly held under anti-terror laws. Read More

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Turkey welcomes Syria de-escalation zones deal

Turkey welcomes Syria de-escalation zones deal

The plan to create " de-escalation zones " was set to be discussed at fresh Syria peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana on Wednesday but rebels suspended their participation in protest at air strikes on civilians. For weeks, U.S. Army Special Forces troops have been a visible presence in Kurdish areas of northern Syria, first showing up in the town of Manbij which was being threatened by Turkish-backed Syrian Arab fighters. Read More

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Mattis arrives in Afghanistan to discuss war needs

Abdullah Habibi, and the chief of staff, Gen. Qadam Shah Shahim. He spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. President Ghani, who visited the site on Sunday, condemned the attack as a work of "infidels". Afghan security forces, beset by killings and desertions, have been struggling to beat back insurgents since USA -led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops ended their combat mission in December 2014. Read More

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The Texas Officer Who Fatally Shot Jordan Edwards Is Appealing His Termination

Police claimed to have heard gunshots outside the party, and Oliver opened fire with an AR-15 rifle on the vehicle where Edwards was in the passenger seat, along with two of his brothers and two friends. But lawyers for 15-year-old Jordan Edwards' family said Wednesday that the city must answer for more than Oliver, including a racial slur allegedly yelled at one of Edwards' brothers moments after the shooting. Read More

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Syrian opposition suspends Astana talks over regime bombings

Syrian opposition suspends Astana talks over regime bombings

Delegations representing Syria's conflicting parties, as well as global observers landed in Astana on Wednesday to launch a fresh round of peace talks. On the eve of the forum, expert discussions took place between the official Damascus and Iran , Russia and Turkey , Iran and Turkey . Meanwhile, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke in Ankara Wednesday, before his departure for Russian Federation for talks with President Vladimir Putin on bilateral economic ties and the situation ... Read More

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Finally, a health care model that drives down costs. Don't break it.

Finally, a health care model that drives down costs. Don't break it.

Nevada's one Republican congressional representative has voted in favor of a measure to overhaul federal health laws. However, we stand ready to work with the Senate to address the risky provisions contained within this bill. However, members of Congress and their staff, who are now required to buy insurance through the marketplace just like every other Obamacare enrollee, would not be affected by these changes, Vox reported . Read More

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Syria blames Israel for explosions near Damascus airport

According to a report by the pro-opposition watchdog Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , the blast from the strikes "could be heard all through Damascus and its suburbs", and fire was seen rising near the airport. Israel and Hizbullah fought a 34-day war in 2006 which killed 1,200 people in Lebanon, mainly civilians, and 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers. 17 March 2017: The Israeli military says its aircraft attacked several targets in Syria and shot down a Syrian missile. Read More

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New York Times posts 1Q profit

New York Times posts 1Q profit

The New York Times' current homepage subscription ad calls for "Journalism that matters". According to a New York Times Co. official release, the paper added "308,000 net digital-only news subscriptions" in Q1, increasing the company's circulation revenue by 11%. Read More

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U.S. Troops Patrol Turkey-Syria Border After Turkish Strikes on Kurds

U.S. Troops Patrol Turkey-Syria Border After Turkish Strikes on Kurds

Erdogan is due in Washington on May 16 for his first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump . Tensions in the border area rose last week when Turkey conducted airstrikes against YPG bases in Syria and Iraq on Tuesday. "Now the Americans face the delicate task of trying to answer some of the concerns of the Turkish government, while at the same time maintaining the YPG as a key component in the fight against ISIL", Ahelbarra said. Read More

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General election 2017 officially under way as May meets Queen

General election 2017 officially under way as May meets Queen

McGrory also suggested that there is a lack of reality in Britain at the moment. However, government ministers retain their roles and continue their work. "The Prime Minister is right that there are those in Brussels who don't want a deal". European Union negotiators have hiked possible payment demands for Brexit over recent weeks, officials say, widening the divide between Brussels and London, which questions whether it owes anything at all before talks start next month. Read More

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Hamilton homers in Reds victory

Hamilton homers in Reds victory

For the second time in as many as nights, the Reds hit a three-run homer in the first inning to go ahead 3-0. "It was big for me when it got to two strikes", Hamilton said. He had bone spurs removed from his pitching elbow in February. For Thursday's game, the Pirates will be rolling out RHP Ivan Nova. The Bucs added on in the seventh thanks to four walks, including a bases-loaded pass to Glasnow, a wild pitch, a passed ball and cleanup man Jaso's second double of the night. Read More

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US attorney details why no charges in Alton Sterling case

Lloyd Thompson said he is relieved to hear that Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is calling for Sterling's death to be investigated by state police for possible violations of state law. Salamoni and Lake responded and saw Sterling, dressed in a red shirt and standing by a table with a stack of CDs. That is when the officers fired rounds into Sterling, causing his death. Read More

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Queen's husband Prince Philip to end public engagements from autumn - Buckingham Palace

Queen Elizabeth will continue with her royal duties and engagements, and Prince Philip could still attend events from time to time. But Buckingham Palace stressed he may decide to attend certain events from time to time. Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, is to stand down from public duties for good. The palace said Philip will continue his role with more than 780 charitable organizations but will not attend engagements. Read More

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North Korean confirms detention of American citizen

North Korean confirms detention of American citizen

Kim, who also goes by his English name, Tony Kim, and is in his 50s, was detained at Pyongyang airport as he attempted to leave the country, the university's chancellor had said previously. "Absolutely", US President Donald Trump told Reuters in an Oval Office interview recently. However, the White House has since indicated such a meeting was unlikely, saying "conditions were not right" for the two leaders to meet. Read More

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US could use government shutdown

He was joined by Long, who also anxious the revised bill wouldn't protect people with pre-existing conditions. The statement arrived on the eve of a House vote on the measure. But in later Rose Garden comments, Trump appeared once more to embrace the agreement, calling it a "clear win" for the American people and a "victory under the radar" for Republicans. Read More

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EU Won't Halt US, Canada Visa Waivers

EU Won't Halt US, Canada Visa Waivers

In a written statement the European Commission responded to the European Parliament vote in March to rescind visa-free travel from the US over a long-running dispute regarding visa reciprocity between the USA and EU member states. Avramopoulos said that his talks with the Trump Administration have been "very positive". The Commission has arranged several meetings in recent months between officials from the United States and Poland , Cyprus , Croatia , Romania and Bulgaria . Read More

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Spicer says no knowledge of plans for Gorka to leave White House

Spicer says no knowledge of plans for Gorka to leave White House

Democrats call for Trump to fire aide Sebastian Gorka A group of House Democrats on Tuesday called on President Trump to fire counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka for his reported ties to anti-Semitic groups in Hungary. Gorka has denied being a fascist or anti-Semite. However, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer disputed those reports on Monday (1 May), telling reporters that he had "no belief that [Gorka] is now leaving the White House at this time ". Read More

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Expert downplays North Korean threat of sinking aircraft carrier

The exercises - also involving a United States guided-missile cruiser and guided-missile destroyer - are being held in the Philippine Sea, the navy said, as the naval strike group "continued its northern transit in the Western Pacific". The statement came after Pyongyang said it had successfully launched a new ballistic missile. Xi told Trump that China hoped "all parties will exercise restraint and avoid aggravating the situation" on the Korean peninsula, according to the Chinese Foreign ... Read More

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Former U.S. president Obama endorses Macron in French campaign

Speaking on France Inter radio Thursday, the centrist, pro-EU candidate characterised the insinuations as "fake news and lies" from "sites, some of which were linked to Russian interests". During the visit, the former economy minister was criticised by some 50 union activists who demanded the abolition of France's controversial 2016 labour reforms.The aggressive and often unruly debate shocked many observers used to a more reserved tone in French political discourse. Read More

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Photo of Czech teen Scout confronting neo-Nazis becomes hit

Photo of Czech teen Scout confronting neo-Nazis becomes hit

There, WOSM names the girl scout as Lucie and shares that scouts were protesting the far-right rally "to express their support for values of diversity, peace, and understanding". "Creating a better world". According to Mashable , Lucie's banner bears a scout motto, "We will raise your children". "Protesting is definitely meaningful", she told the outlet. Read More

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