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Trump campaign releases 'First 100 Days' ad

Trump Administration accuses again foreign governments of unfair currency manipulation. We're putting in a massive tax cut for the middle class and for business. After the ad was discreetly taken down, an updated version was posted to the campaign's YouTube account, without the clip of the president and McMaster. Read More

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Don't believe exit polls, wait till results: AAP

NDMC and SMDC have 104 seats each, while the EDMC has 64. State election commissioner SK Srivastava was quoted by Hindustan Times saying, "We were targeting a turnout of 60%". However, AAP warned that it will not hesitate to go back to its roots if the exit poll results were proved true. "Going by Congress' track record, they will vote for us". Read More

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Germany's Merkel arrives in Russia for talks with Putin

President Vladimir Putin says allegations Russia meddled in last year's USA presidential election are based on rumours and Moscow does not want foreign powers to interfere in Russian politics. Days later, Trump said the United States was "not getting along with Russian Federation at all". The attacked prompted protests from Assad ally Russian Federation, which blamed Syrian rebels for the use of outlawed nerve gas and said Assad was not at fault. Read More

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US President Donald Trump to visit Pope Francis at the Vatican

Trump will also attend a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels on May 25 and a G7 summit in Sicily on May 26. He stated that his trip "will begin with a truly historic gathering in Saudi Arabia with leaders from all across the Muslim world ", where "we will begin to construct a new foundation of cooperation and support with our Muslim allies to combat extremism, terrorism and violence". Read More

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Russian-backed safe zones plan a bid to divide Syria - opponents

Russian Federation said it could be expanded to create more zones. The U.S. was not part of negotiating the deal and it said there is "reason to be cautious". Under the Russian plan, Assad's air force would halt flights over the designated areas across the war-torn country. United Nations special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said the agreement was important because it was being implemented by three countries who could make it work. Read More

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Pre-existing conditions and the health plan: Who's covered?

Pre-existing conditions and the health plan: Who's covered?

Trump for admitting that universal health care is the better way to go". People with pre-existing conditions could lose their insurance if they can no longer work due to their health. Because the bill is expected to change, and because it leaves big decisions up to the states, it's hard to say now what it would mean. That's where the impact could come. Read More

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3 weeks into hunger strike, Palestinian inmates add vitamins

The mass hunger strike, dubbed the Freedom and Dignity Strike, began on April 17. Israeli police were deployed in the area and took pictures of Palestinian demonstrators. Despite being in jail where he is serving five consecutive life sentences for terrorist murder, Barghouti is often mentioned as the most obvious successor to 82-year old Mahmoud Abbas, who is seen as having lost support of the Palestinian people. Read More

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Trump keeps options open against North Korea

Japan's defense ministry only said that the Izumo left Monday to eventually participate in an global naval event in Singapore on May 15. The deployment has triggered anger from Seongju residents who fear North Korea may target their town and who worry about rumored health hazards linked to THAAD's powerful radar. Read More

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2 injured in UT stabbings released from hospital

According to Austin-Travis County EMS, they have taken three people with potentially serious injuries to University Medical Center Brackenridge. The suspected is identified as Kendrex White , a 21-year-old university student. Again, police said this is not related to the other stabbing incident in West Campus or the deadly stabbing incident on campus that same day. It was later determined that the shots came from a nearby construction site and did not involve anyone from UT. Read More

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Loretta Lynn remains hospitalized after stroke

Loretta Lynn's sister, Crystal Gayle, is speaking out about the " Coal Miner's Daughter's " recent heartbreaking medical emergency. All her upcoming shows have been postponed. However, last year, she had to postpone some shows after falling and injuring herself. In October 2011, at a show that already had been rescheduled because of back problems and reconstructive knee surgery, Lynn cut a show at Penn's Peak short, stopping after less than 55 minutes when her voice gave out. Read More

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Saudi king's new order loosens guardianship rules on women

Saudi king's new order loosens guardianship rules on women

At one point, the prince said, "We know that the aim of the Iranian regime is to reach the focal point of Muslims (Mecca), and we will not wait until the fight is inside Saudi Arabia". He issued a statement saying he will not be disclosing how Ireland voted on the matter. Yet he said standards of care at the kingdom's prisons for terrorist suspects "are amongst the highest in the world". Read More

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Rough landing kills two aboard cargo plane

Rough landing kills two aboard cargo plane

One of the wings on the Air Cargo Carriers plane broke off and came to rest on grass next to the runway, according to Plante. Plante said officials have no idea why the plane, which made regular runs to the airport, crashed. No names have been released; however, airport officials confirmed the victims are the pilot and co-pilot. The FAA said on its website that Yeager Airport in Charleston isn't expected to reopen until Saturday morning. Read More

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Jeremy Corbyn: Labour faces challenge on 'historic scale' to win election

Jeremy Corbyn: Labour faces challenge on 'historic scale' to win election

In a highly symbolic victory, Conservative Ben Houchen became the first elected mayor of Tees Valley, in Labour's north-eastern heartland, beating Labour's Sue Jeffrey by more than 2,000 votes in the second round of counting. "So today, I will continue my efforts to earn the support of you, the people". UK Prime Minister Theresa May was quick to play down her party's mass advances in the local and metro-mayoral elections across England, Wales and Scotland on Friday 5 May. Read More

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GOP rep: 'Nobody dies because they don't have access to healthcare'

GOP rep: 'Nobody dies because they don't have access to healthcare'

During the town hall held at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, a woman told Labrador that she was anxious that the loss of coverage under Medicaid would result in deaths under the new law. Criticism came when when a woman asked Labrador whether he believed that health care is a right. His Facebook page soon was littered with comments from people criticizing his answer and sharing personal stories about loved ones and friends that had died as a result of not having access to ... Read More

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Trump meets Australia's Turnbull, says spat 'all worked out'

White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that President Trump was "simply being complimentary" of Australia's prime minister when he said Australia has a better healthcare system than the U.S. "What works in Australia may not work in the United States", she continued. In this May 4, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump meets with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull aboard the USS Intrepid, a decommissioned aircraft carrier docked in the Hudson River in ... Read More

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Iraq, US in talks to keep American troop presence after IS

A lot of them are believed to be in Mosul's old city, where the final battles of the operation to drive out the extremists are expected to play out. Iraq's military has not released any information on casualties. The UN has said it believes that close to 420,000 people might be trapped in the densely populated Old City of Mosul. "The Iraqi government has plans and strategies to develop the capabilities of our security forces through training and arming to raise their readiness to face the ... Read More

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Death count marches upward to 38 amid Venezuela unrest

Death count marches upward to 38 amid Venezuela unrest

Maduro and his officials say the crisis rocking the country is a US-backed conspiracy created to topple him and install a right-wing government. In a May 1 speech, Maduro claimed that the revisions to the constitution would include measures to support the "post-petroleum economy", an oblique reference to the failure of 18 years of chavista rule to alter Venezuela's fatal semi-colonial dependence on a single commodity, oil. Read More

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James Comey Says Confidential Hillary Clinton Emails Were Sent to Anthony Weiner

Mrs. Clinton said Tuesday that her election bid was derailed in part by Directors Comey's announcement about the renewed probe of her use of a private e-Mail server while she was Secretary of State. He said he felt obliged to inform Congress in October when new Clinton emails were found in an unrelated investigation. "We've got to walk into the world of really bad", he said he concluded. Read More

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Tony Blair won't endorse Jeremy Corbyn as next PM

It will be Theresa May, if the polls are right, if the polls are right. Ms May is more popular with voters than any leader since the late 1970s, according to an Ipsos Mori poll for the Daily Telegraph . The Conservative government has said that it, too, has no plans to scrap any worker protections contained in European Union law, but Labour has placed more emphasis on this commitment. Read More

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In Nirbhaya's village, a special puja after the SC verdict

He said he would seek a review of Friday's judgment from the Supreme Court. The apex court has ordered to hang four out of six convicts of Nirbhaya rape case. Defence lawyer A.P. Singh, representing three of the men, said the court should have given a chance to reform and avoided the death penalty. However, the Supreme Court had issued a stay order on the sentence after the convicts appealed against it. Read More

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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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