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Russia's highest court frees opposition activist

Russia's highest court frees opposition activist

Earlier this month, the constitutional court ruled that Article 212 .1 should not be applied in cases where protests did not constitute a threat and sent it for review to the Supreme Court. Wednesday's court ruling came after Russia's constitutional court earlier this month concluded that Mr Dadin's case needed to be reviewed . "We can only welcome the ruling", Alexander Artemyev, Amnesty's spokesman in Moscow, told AFP. Read More

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Bot out, Ukip tells Putin, as pro-Russia tweeters attack Paul Nuttall

Bot out, Ukip tells Putin, as pro-Russia tweeters attack Paul Nuttall

Nuttall also condemned the derogatory remarks made by Banks in the hustings alongside other candidates standing in the Stoke Central by-electon. Although Corbyn's position is not expected to come under renewed assault, loss in either could induce fresh turmoil in Britain's second largest party, further draining Corbyn's authority and weakening Labour's fight in parliament to temper May's plans for a "hard Brexit", or clean break with the EU. Read More

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BMC polls updates: Sena leading on 39 seats, BJP on 25

BMC polls updates: Sena leading on 39 seats, BJP on 25

With the counting of votes underway in the Maharashtra Civic polls and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation ( BMC) polls 2017 , Shiv Sena was seen leading. The BJP is leading in 53 wards, the Congress in 19, MNS in 10 and NCP in 05 wards. The BJP, on the other hand, increased its tally from 31 in the previous election, to 81 seats, but failed to reach the magic figure as well. Read More

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Trump Calls Anti-Semitic Threats at Jewish Community Centers 'Horrible' and 'Painful'

Trump Calls Anti-Semitic Threats at Jewish Community Centers 'Horrible' and 'Painful'

A center in La Jolla California evacuated , the same story in Minnesota, and upstate NY, acts some describe as telephone terrorism. Addressing hundreds at the Sydney Central Synagogue in Australia, Netanyahu said he thought "we have a battle against those who seek to demonize our people and the resurgent anti-Semitism that we see in many parts of the world". Read More

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Manhunt underway for escaped murderer in Liverpool 'on hospital visit'

Manhunt underway for escaped murderer in Liverpool 'on hospital visit'

He had to leave HMP Liverpool to attend a medical appointment, and used the opportunity to escape the authorities. Walmsley, 28, from Walton, was serving life with a minimum of 30 years for the murder of Anthony Duffy, 33, in May 2014. "The guards were putting him into a cab. when two masked men suddenly appeared", Sky News crime correspondent Martin Brunt reports. The second man, who was believed to be armed with a knife, also had his face covered. Read More

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Elton John is playing Wollongong for the first time

The Mackay concert will be on September 22 at BB Print Stadium. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 14 March (17), with more dates expected to be announced in the near future. Mr Chugg said the 69-year-old superstar would be on stage for two-and-a-half hours. "I know that people, Elton fans from Perth and Sydney and even Singapore - we've already had inquiries about Elton's regional tour of Australia and I know people will come from all over for it". Read More

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Passengers Shout 'This Is Not Trump's America' To Racist On Plane

According to a witness who spoke with Houston's KHOU , the man was already seated next to his female traveling companion when he started making remarks to the Pakistani couple, who were loading their luggage into an overhead bin. The flight attendants informed the man that he would have to leave the flight, which lead both him and the woman he was with to go on obscene tirades against the passengers. Read More

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Voters queue up as polling for BMC election begins

Voters queue up as polling for BMC election begins

Meanwhile, the police have tightened the security across the city and are maintaining a strong vigil to avert any untoward incident across the 7,304 polling centres. Each panel has more than two wards. Ahead of the elections, Sena called off its two-decade old alliance with the BJP and the two parties got engaged in a tussle, often personal, during campaign. Read More

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Virat Kohli wary of 'outstanding' Mitchell Starc

The Border-Gavaskar series lies with Australia as they beat India in their last encounter down under and thus the Indian team would be keen to wrest this trophy back from them. But considering we're unsure of what the pitch will do, it may be best to stick to what we do know is true. The combination of Mitchell Starc , Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Steve O'Keefe and Mitch Marsh shapes as Australia's most likely attack, but frontline tweakers Ashton Agar and Mitchell Swepson and ... Read More

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Increased defence budgets boost BAE Systems

BAE was boosted by contract wins in the US and the United Kingdom, including the engineering and manufacturing development contract for the US Air Force's Eagle Passive Active Warning Survivability System. "Since his appointment past year, Charles has made an important contribution to the Company, bringing impeccable engineering credentials, broad global experience and fresh perspectives to build on our existing strengths", BAE's chair Sir Roger Carr commented in the statement. Read More

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BMC Election 2017 results: Will Shiv Sena retain the richest civic body?

BMC Election 2017 results: Will Shiv Sena retain the richest civic body?

The Sena has been controlling the BMC for the last two decades with the backing of the BJP, but this time the two parties parted ways and chose to go it alone, leading to a high-voltage campaign for the civic election. The trend of counting still leaves it unclear as to whether the Sena, which has been in control of the country's richest civic body for 20 years, will be able to attain absolute majority by captruing 114 of BMC's 227 seats. Read More

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Secretary of State Tillerson in Mexico

Secretary of State Tillerson in Mexico

Pena Nieto last month canceled a meeting after Trump insisted he would make Mexico pay for the wall . "We have some BAD HOMBRES here, and we're gonna get 'em out!" Relations between the neighbours have been rocked by President Donald Trump's vow to build a huge border wall, his disparagement of Mexican immigrants during the United States presidential campaign and attacks on the North American Free Trade Agreement. Read More

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Million People on Brink of starvation

Million People on Brink of starvation

Since the outbreak of renewed fighting in Juba in July previous year, the conflict has now spread to other parts of the country including Central and Eastern Equatoria - an area often described as South Sudan's food basket. The Famine Early Warning System Network estimates that 4.6 million people will require emergency food assistance this year. Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing the war and hunger. Read More

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Shiv Sena leading in 85 seats, BJP follows with 52

Shiv Sena leading in 85 seats, BJP follows with 52

Apart from Mumbai , the other municipal corporations which went to polls were Thane, Ulhasnagar, Nashik, Pune, Pimpri- Chinchwad, Solapur, Akola, Amravati and Nagpur. The Sena had also launched a series of advertisements titled "Did You Know", highlighting the achievements of the civic body, to tap the aspiration votes of the youth and of non-Maharashtrians. Read More

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A Teen Was Allegedly Shot in the Head Over Her iPod

A Teen Was Allegedly Shot in the Head Over Her iPod

She was then transported to a Salt Lake City hospital by helicopter where she is now in critical condition in a medically induced coma. "These types of events aren't typical for our valley". Deserae's friends and acquaintances were interviewed on Friday, and "two 16-year-old males were identified as significant persons of interest", he said. Read More

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U.S. diplomat, security chief to visit Mexico February 22-23: State Dept

U.S. diplomat, security chief to visit Mexico February 22-23: State Dept

Mr Trump has not yet said where he will get the billions of dollars needed to pay for thousands of new border control agents, a network of detention facilities and a wall along the entire southern border with Mexico. "The Mexican government is going to act by all means legally possible to defend the human rights of Mexicans overseas, particularly in the United States", he added. Read More

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Mumbai records 55% in civic polls, highest in 20 years

Mumbai records 55% in civic polls, highest in 20 years

According to reports till 11 am, the Sena is leading in 40 seats while the BJP is ahead in 26. Anyway, more than Uddhav Thackeray, BMC results are very much important for Devendra Fadnavis and BJP. Though its supremo, Sharad Pawar, has been insisting that he would not bail out the BJP-led government, he could perhaps be brought around through offer of baits. Read More

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Seven killed, 15 injured in Lahore blast

Nature of the blast is yet to be ascertained. According to reports a loud noise was heard in Y block DHA of Lahore area. " Lahore General Hospital has received four bodies, while four patients of the 23 admitted in the hospital, are in critical condition", said Chief Minister Health Khwaja Salman Rafique. Read More

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France Decries Moscow Recognition Of Passports Issued By Rebels In Ukraine

Additionally, the "peace" plan would give control of Crimea back to Russian Federation. Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels have been fighting since 2014. "Ukrainian lawmaker Andrii Artemenko's plan, if it has really been submitted and discussed, or is being discussed, in the U.S. administration, is in fact dead-ended", State Duma global affairs chair Leonid Slutsky said. Read More

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Stolen Dachau front gate reading 'Work makes you free' returned to site

The replica that replaced the stolen gate in 2015 will remain on site. Others called it a desecration to the memories of the more than 200,000 Holocaust victims imprisoned and murdered there. Dachau, located close to Bavaria's capital Munich, was among the first to function as a detention center for political prisoners in Nazi Germany. It was the second time in recent years that a Nazi camp gate was targeted by thieves. Read More

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This Is the World's New Top Producer of Crude Oil

This is also the data we typically see quoted in the media, other than in independent analysis by energy research divisions of organizations such as Platts and Reuters that will publish their own numbers. Another US bank - Goldman Sachs - expects oil inventories to keep falling globally. "Oil prices have recovered mostly thanks to OPEC and key non-OPEC players putting an end to a two-year price war and agreeing to cut production by 1.8 million barrels per day (mb/d)". Read More

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Budget 2017: High earners to pay more in tax

Budget 2017: High earners to pay more in tax

PwC Tax Services associate director, Barry Knoetze, says there were rays of good news for employers and employees coming out of the budget speech. "Government is acutely aware of the hard economic conditions facing the majority of South Africans, but deferring tax increases by accumulating more public debt would ultimately impose a greater burden on citizens". Read More

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Storm Doris sparks severe weather warning across West Yorkshire

Storm Doris sparks severe weather warning across West Yorkshire

GALE force winds could cause travel disruption today (Wednesday) as Storm Doris bears down on the UK. The amber warning could be extended to southern England, Met Office experts said, where wind speeds of 60mph are due. Forecasters say strong winds will arrive along south and west coasts this evening, and all areas will be affected overnight. Severe weather warnings have been put in place for most of the United Kingdom on Thursday . Read More

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Senator Collins Calls On Flynn To Testify

Senator Collins Calls On Flynn To Testify

Susan Collins said the committee could subpoena Trump's tax returns if it would help in the fact-finding process. "If it's necessary to get to the answers then I suspect we would", Collins said, noting that at this point, she had no idea whether such a demand would be necessary. Read More

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