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Reports in Nigeria of some kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram

Reports in Nigeria of some kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram

Abuja: Nigeria on Saturday said it had negotiated the release of 82 of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamists more than three years ago, securing their freedom in a prisoner swap deal. Numerous girls seized from their boarding school were forced into marriages with fighters and became pregnant. Human rights advocates believe others could be among the young girls who have been used to carry out suicide bombing attacks. Read More

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Most Americans say Trump hasn't kept campaign promises

Most Americans say Trump hasn't kept campaign promises

But he's had major losses on issues including immigration, building the wall and repealing Obamacare. Republicans in Congress are not abandoning the president, but nor are they overly compliant. Both style and substance reveal that Donald J. Trump is an American president like no other before him. "Don't you agree?" But he has also raised the prospect of demanding that any new funding bill include money for a border wall with Mexico, a non-starter for Democrats like House leader Nancy Pelosi. Read More

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Ismail Haniya elected new political chief of Hamas

Ismail Haniya elected new political chief of Hamas

The document stressed that it would not recognize Israel but lacked the movement's longstanding call for violence against Israel. Saeed al-Lawendy, expert with state-run Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies said "Hamas' split from the Brotherhood will lead to lifting its name from the terrorist group list and will beautify the group's image that has been seen as bloody by some world powers". Read More

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Trump Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Tuesday, Trump carefully read from remarks as he sought to honor the millions of "innocent people [who] were imprisoned and executed by the Nazis without mercy - without even a sign of mercy, killed by the Nazis", while promising to stand by Israel and the Jewish people and honoring Holocaust survivor and human rights champion Elie Wiesel, who died past year. Read More

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French elections: Will it be Emmanuel Macron or Marine Le Pen?

It indicated it was not responsible for the leak itself. French electoral laws impose a weekend news blackout on any campaigning and media coverage seen as swaying the election. French expats wait in line to vote in the second round of voting in the 2017 French Presidential election in Montreal, Saturday, May 6, 2017. The polls opened in metropolitan France at 08:00 local time (06:00 GMT) on Sunday and close at 19:00 (17:00 GMT). Read More

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North Korea accuses US, South Korea of plotting assassination attempt

North Korea accuses US, South Korea of plotting assassination attempt

Attacks on US and South Korean intelligence agencies "will begin immediately", the North Korean government said. North Korea slammed Arizona Sen. Pyongyang equated the plot to an "armed invasion" and vowed revenge. One of the countries doing business with North Korea is China, as it supplies almost all of the regime's crude oil, diesel, and jet fuel. North Korean defector Ko Hyon-chol at a press conference in Pyongyang after his arrest for trying to kidnap a child. Read More

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North Korea says detains another American citizen

North Korea says detains another American citizen

North Korea on Wednesday announced the detention of an accounting instructor at the same university, Kim Sang Dok, for "acts of hostility aimed to overturn" the country. The pastor was sentenced last year to 10 years of hard labour for spying. Warmbier was detained in January 2016 and sentenced to 15 years hard labor for attempting to steal a propaganda banner. Read More

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Pope Francis: 'Mother' is inappropriate word to describe bomb

Pope Francis: 'Mother' is inappropriate word to describe bomb

Agreeing that reports of their phone call earlier this year were "fake news", the US President and the Australian Prime Minister hold a press conference in NY. According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis did so today, May 5, 2017, during his daily morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta. Pope, who has previously censured the Republican president for some of his policies, including his stance on immigration, is set to meet with him on May 24, an encounter that Reuters described as "potentially awkward". Read More

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Clashes break out just 'minutes' after Syria de-escalation deal implemented

TASS reported Thursday that Moscow says no warplanes will fly over the four safe zones. And while the Syrian government voiced its support for the agreement, neither Damascus nor the Syrian rebels signed any deal. The chemical incident prompted the U.S.to fire dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase from which it said the attack had been launched, increasing tensions between the USA and Russian Federation. Read More

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US, Saudi Arabia negotiating major arms deal

Senior diplomatic sources denied reports in Arab media that Israel had requested Trump to delay his visit to June instead of at the end of May as originally planned, and said it was false. "The administration has released them and they're in the process now of working on the notification to the U.S. Congress", Jubeir said. They will " discuss a range of regional issues ", including " ways to advance a genuine and lasting peace between the Israelis and Palestinians ", the White House said in a ... Read More

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President Trump Calls Holocaust Deniers 'Accomplices to Evil'

Trump's speech to honour victims of the Holocaust comes weeks after his press secretary Sean Spicer diminished Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in an attempt to shame Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, reported CNN . "We must live and lead by example, today and always". "From being defenseless people, we have become a state with a defensive capacity that is among the strongest in the world", said Netanyahu. Read More

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50000 evacuated in Germany over unexploded WWII bombs

50000 evacuated in Germany over unexploded WWII bombs

The operation is the second largest of its kind in Germany and affects nearly one-tenth of Hanover's population. Seventy years after the end of World War II, German authorities are under pressure to remove unexploded ordnance from populated areas, as the bombs become more risky with the passing of time due to material fatigue. Read More

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82 freed schoolgirls to meet Nigerian president

82 freed schoolgirls to meet Nigerian president

Buhari has been ill in recent months, and analysts say the release of the girls would bolster his presidency. Before Saturday's release, 195 of the girls had remained captive. On Friday, the US and Britain issued warnings that the extremist group was actively planning to kidnap foreigners in an area of Borno state "along the Kumshe-Banki axis". Read More

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Ukraine bans American actor Steven Seagal as a threat to national security

Ukraine bans American actor Steven Seagal as a threat to national security

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with United States action star Steven Seagal after presenting a Russian passport to him during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on November 25, 2016. In a 2014 interview, he also claimed that Putin's actions in Crimea were " very reasonable ". A biker club sponsored the concert. In 2015, Seagal was included in a proposed blacklist of foreign cultural figures who "speak out in support of violating the territorial integrity and sovereignty ... Read More

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4 killed in breach of Syrian 'safe zone,' monitor says

Russia , Iran , and Turkey are all serving as guarantors of the safe zones, which puts substantial pressure on the Syrian government to respect them, as well as on the Turkish-backed subset of rebels. The United States was represented at the talks but was not part of the agreement signed by Russia, Iran and Turkey. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his Russian counterpart, Gen. Read More

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'Happy Days' Star Erin Moran Dies At 56

Authorities in IN found her body Saturday afternoon after getting a 911 call at 4:07 p.m. for "an unresponsive female", the Harrison County Sheriff's Department said. Rest In Peace, sweet Erin". Moran was just six years old when she was cast in the TV series " Daktari ", where her most unusually co-stars included a chimp named Judy and Clarence the Lion. Read More

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Sunny, pleasant weather sticks around

Sunny, pleasant weather sticks around

Temperatures are about 20 plus degrees cooler than average for this time of year. The weekend forecast looks gorgeous! For those heading to Cruise Night, the weather is looking flawless for that with comfortable temps. Highs will be in the low- to mid-50s. Sunday will be mostly sunny with highs around 74. We're supposed to be at about 72 degrees for early May so we'll be about 10 degrees warmer than usual. Read More

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Former Afghan warlord Hekmatyar returns to Kabul after 20 years

Former Afghan warlord Hekmatyar returns to Kabul after 20 years

Hekmatyar, who had been prime minister in the mujahedin government from 1993-94 and then briefly again in 1996, was one of the chief protagonists of the civil war. Likewise, Herkmatyar who is on top of hardline Afghan resistance leaders has not only denounced the USA influence in Afghanistan but at the same time he attributed all sort of Afghan's problems to external interference. Read More

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Fired officer to plead guilty in killing of black motorist

Fired officer to plead guilty in killing of black motorist

The incident began when Slager pulled over Scott's 1991 Mercedes over a broken tail light. Scott managed to get off of the ground and again run away. Slager chased him and shot him with a Taser, knocking him down. As Slager was checking his information, Scott ran from his vehicle and Slager took off after him. The shooting was captured on cell phone video . The state was prepared to pursue a second trial this spring. Read More

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UNESCO votes to condemn Israeli occupation of Jerusalem

Tweeting on his official account following the decision, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi said Jordan highly valued such a decision. Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said in a statement that UNESCO is "continuing to falsify history" with a resolution that "only harms the relevance of the organization that is supposed to protect heritage and culture yet again and again abuses its position when it comes to Israel. Read More

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White House fires its first female chief usher

White House fires its first female chief usher

The chief usher serves as manager of the building, overseeing the White House staff and assisting the president's family with decorating and logistics in the residential part of the building. Rochon , when he left to take a job at the Department of Homeland Security. Yeah, right! Like Donald Trump's White House would ever do anything callous and cold-hearted and likely fuelled by the paranoia that Angela Reid was an Obama loyalist intent on stealing Trump's Twitter password and ... Read More

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Just say 'non': In change election, France must reject fascism

Just say 'non': In change election, France must reject fascism

The 48-year-old ex-lawyer gained over a million new voters compared with the 2012 election, securing 7.6 million ballots, a result she hailed as "historic". Macron, on the other hand, on a personal level, is a far cry from Clinton. His young electorate, attracted by his anti-elite message, euroscepticism and promises to crack down on multinational companies, could play a role, either by not voting on May 7 or joining Le Pen. Read More

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Telangana SSC results today - List of websites to get results

Telangana SSC results today - List of websites to get results

Today, almost 5.5 lakh students received their Telangana SSC Results. This page is dedicated to the Telangana Board SSC results and hence timely updates will be made here. Note: Only the grading and grade point average of the students will be released by the board . TS SSC results 2017 are being announced a week earlier from the proposed time as the a year ago results were announced in the second week of May. Read More

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United States at odds with Russian Federation over Syria's no-fly zones

Still, analysts say the implementation will likely happen if Turkey, the main backer of the rebels, signed the deal, as the rebels can not survive without the crucial support of Turkey and Arab Gulf states. The Pentagon has said the de-escalation agreement will not affect its campaign against ISIS. "These de-escalation zones, as I have seen them on the map, are in Western Syria and not in areas where [the Islamic State group] is active", he said. Read More

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Comment: Conservative comeback the story so far of Scottish council elections

Ms Sturgeon played down suggestions her party had not done as well as expected, saying: "This is the end of an era for Glasgow, but the start of an exciting new era". Results are still trickling in so there is only one thing we know for certain about the council elections in Scotland. Corbyn's team, however, has a different reason for why the Labour Party's support crashed so hard during the local elections. Read More

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At least 35 killed in Iran coal mine explosion

At least 35 killed in Iran coal mine explosion

An explosion at a mine in northern Iran on Wednesday left at least 26 workers trapped in a mile-long tunnel filled with gas that hampered rescue efforts, media reports said. A further 30 are reported to have been transferred to a nearby hospital. Semi-official Iranian news agencies posted images online from the scene, showing ambulances and emergency workers gathered at the mouth of the mine. Read More

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Colgate Pres pins glue gun response on 'implicit racial bias'

Colgate Pres pins glue gun response on 'implicit racial bias'

Colgate University, in Hamilton, issued an alert on Twitter around 8 p.m. Monday saying there was an armed person at the campus center known as the Coop and that law enforcement was searching the building. Colgate President Brian W. Casey issued a statement Tuesday in which he sounds less than pleased. And a third said the lockdown was merely the latest example of the "hostilities and aggressions black students feel on this campus every day". Read More

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Yates to testify on warning White House on Flynn

Yates to testify on warning White House on Flynn

She was acting US attorney general in the final months of the Obama administration and in the early days of Donald Trump's presidency. During that period, the FBI counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump campaign officials were in collusion with the Russians was well underway and Flynn - as national security adviser - was handling some the most sensitive information. Read More

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