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US, EU in urgent discussions on pitch to expand laptop ban

The ban now applies to 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa . The ban was first implemented in March, and is in place for U.S. flights departing 10 airports in Muslim-majority countries . In the United States could extend the ban on the transportation of electronics by passengers in carry-on baggage on flights from Europe. Eben Peck , senior vice president, government and public affairs at the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA ) has released a statement highlighting ... Read More

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Bus tips over in Turkey, killing at least 23 people

Bus tips over in Turkey, killing at least 23 people

Investigators are working to determine what caused the bus to topple over, but Cicek said its brake system likely failed. The governor says the cause of the accident is unclear and will be under investigation. Ambulances, fire department and teams from Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) were dispatched to the scene. Anadolu Agency also said the bus was in a convoy of six, carrying mostly women and children for a Mother's Day event. Read More

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14 killed as storms and flooding sweep across US

The storms tore through Texas , Missouri , Arkansas and MS, with tornadoes ripping roofs off houses, uprooting trees and tossing cars "around like toys", one witness said . All told, more than 5,000 homes and other buildings were in the path of the storm, said Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who viewed the area by helicopter and auto Sunday. Read More

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South Korea military reports North Korea has launched a missile

South Korea military reports North Korea has launched a missile

Australia has condemned North Korea for its "reckless and provocative" move. North Korea's military programs are shrouded in secrecy and many public displays are filled with props and dummy prototypes prepared just for propaganda. "The president said we are leaving open the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, but we should sternly deal with a provocation to prevent North Korea from miscalculating". Read More

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G-7 vows increased steps against cyberattacks, mum on protectionism

G-7 vows increased steps against cyberattacks, mum on protectionism

They include faster-than-expected USA interest rate increases, which could affect some developing economies by triggering an outflow of capital and investment, and China's reliance on excessively rapid credit expansion for growth. He said the administration was focused on growth, "and growth in the United States is good for the world economy". Canadian Finance Minister William Morneau, right, talks with President of the German Central Bank Jens Weidmann as they exit the Castle of Bari , ... Read More

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Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation chief against talking to media, threatens 'tapes'

Trump warns ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation chief against talking to media, threatens 'tapes'

He later said he was "not aware" whether any White House official had recordings of the conversation and wouldn't comment on whether the president regularly recorded conversations in the Oval Office. A spokesman for Democratic leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said the details on the timing are still being worked out. It said that Trump knew Comey was not up to the task so he made a decision to replace him with someone who could bring credibility back to the investigative agency. Read More

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EC rejects AAP's EVM tampering claim

The poll panel is likely to seek suggestions for its proposed "EVM challenge", which will provide a chance to those doubting Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to prove that these can be tampered with. "The second complaint is against the cash exchange of Rs 2 crore between Kejriwal and Satyendra Jain, and third against five AAP leaders who misused funds for foreign trips", said Mishra after meeting CBI officials. Read More

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Carmaker Nissan says UK plant hit by cyber attack

Cyber-extortionists on Friday tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings, and other legitimate files. In Russia, where a wide array of systems came under attack, officials said services had been restored or the virus contained. South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported a university hospital had been affected, while a communications official in Indonesia said two hospitals there had been affected. Read More

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RSS worker's killing: Kerala guv asks CM to take action

RSS worker's killing: Kerala guv asks CM to take action

Police are suspecting that as Biju was the 12th accused in the murder of CPI (M) worker Dhanraj, his murder may be an act of vengeance by the rival party. Choorakkad Biju, 34, an accused in CPI (M) cadre CV Dhanaraj murder case of July a year ago, was returning home after work when a car-borne assailants attacked him near Palakkot bridge, around 3.30 pm on Friday. Read More

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German President Takes Swipe At Netanyahu At Hebrew University

The bill has to pass several rounds of legislation in parliament for it to become law. Steinmeier, who met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, said he disagreed with the decision not to receive the German Foreign Minister but decided against canceling his Israel trip because it might have allowed relations to "move deeper into a dead end, which would have harmed both sides". Read More

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EC assures use of VVPAT in all future polls

EC assures use of VVPAT in all future polls

The AAP, which has been leading the opposition charge on this issue, claimed that its proposal of holding a "hackathon" has been "rejected" by the Commission. At the meeting, Mr Zaidi dismissed queries by some parties about the incidents of alleged EVM manipulation at Bhind and Dholpur during the recent byelections, and said baseless perceptions had been generated about these incidents and that there was no case of biased vote results. Read More

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Kolkata Imam forced to remove red beacon from two vehicles

Kolkata Imam forced to remove red beacon from two vehicles

On May 12, Barkati had said he would take off the red beacon from his vehicle if the prime minister and his Cabinet colleagues were ready to live without security guards, Hindustan Times reported. I am the Shahi Imam and will follow the law", Barkati said. Who are they to order me? He also slammed WB BJP president Dilip Ghosh for "filthy" comments against CM Mamata Banerjee, and called for him to be "pelted with stones and then kicked out of Bengal". Read More

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Students boo DeVos as she delivers commencement speech at historically black college

Students boo DeVos as she delivers commencement speech at historically black college

By far the loudest condemnation came when DeVos said she planned to visit the home and gravesite of BCU founder Mary McLeod Bethune . Jackson said degrees would be mailed to students if their behavior continued. But the university said students are free to protest as long as it doesn't disrupt the graduation ceremony. It got so bad that the university president grabbed the microphone and threatened students that if they didn't calm down, the ceremony would be canceled . Read More

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Elgin-area congressman: If Trump has tapes, Oversight Committee should have them

Spicer, Sanders, Pence and other top White House officials have vigorously denied that the FBI's Russian Federation investigation was part of the president's calculus when he made a decision to fire Comey. Trump also told reporters Saturday that all of the candidates under consideration are "outstanding", "very well-known", and at the "highest level". Trump's dismissal letter to Comey says the move was necessary "to restore the public's trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission". Read More

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Macron's Election Victory Is Only Half The Battle

Emmanuel Macron has won the French presidency, but right now he doesn't have a single seat in Parliament to his name. The first and crucial step will be to get Germany, the bloc's most powerful member, onside. Given that something like 47 per cent of French jobs are either in government service or directly depend on government, Mr Macron's version of Project Fear was to suggest that Marine Le Pen would damage such employment and pensions. Read More

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Elections BC to recount two ridings

Elections BC to recount two ridings

Elections B.C. said not all requests met the vote criteria or provided enough evidence that ballots were improperly accepted or recorded. Among them, the nine-vote nailbiter in Courtenay-Comox, which could push the Liberals over the finish line to form a majority if they can snatch it from the NDP. Read More

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More Chibok Schoolgirls Freed In Militant Exchange

More Chibok Schoolgirls Freed In Militant Exchange

Eighty-two schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group have been released in exchange for the freedom of some Boko Haram suspects, the government said Saturday. It is the second group release; Nigeria announced in October that 21 girls had been freed after negotiations with the extremists. Some relatives never lived to see their daughters' freed. Read More

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BC Greens break through, capture three seats

The Liberals held two seats and the Greens one. Not only will he return to the legislature when it reconvenes, but he will also be accompanied by two new Green MLA's. Greens hoped to gain another seat in Esquimalt-Metchosin - another vacant seat with NDP's Maurine Karagianis choosing not run for a fourth term. Read More

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NTSB investigating plane crash that left 2 dead near Hopkinsville, Kentucky

NTSB investigating plane crash that left 2 dead near Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Reports indicate that dispatchers got a call at around 12:25 p.m., about a plane crash in the 8600 block of Shurdan Creek Road. The wreckage was found in a rural, wooded area. The Federal Aviation Administration says the crash involved a Beechcraft Bonanza, which seats up to six people. "For all Kentuckians who understand the power of prayer, please join me in praying for the families and friends of those affected, and for strength and wisdom for our first responders". Read More

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Russia, Iran Bear Responsibility for Observance of Syria Safe Zones Agreement

Russia, Iran Bear Responsibility for Observance of Syria Safe Zones Agreement

The largest de-escalation zone includes Idlib province and the adjoining districts of Hama, Aleppo and Latakia provinces. A rebel commander confirmed that fighting had broken out after midnight, Reuters reports . "The coalition will continue to target [IS] wherever they operate to ensure they have no sanctuary", said Pentagon spokesman Marine Maj. ISIS is an alternative acronym for the Sunni militant group. Read More

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Trump, Putin to meet in July, Russians announce

They contend Mr Comey was sacked because the Federal Bureau of Investigation had lost confidence in him. When Lavrov arrived in Washington on Wednesday after a gap of four years, he was absolutely "shocked" to hear that Russian Federation had been accused of meddling in United States internal affairs. Read More

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Sacked AAP leader Kapil Mishra's hunger strike enter day 4

Sacked AAP leader Kapil Mishra's hunger strike enter day 4

Delhi Police on Saturday detained Jha trying to "break public peace" by carrying a counter hunger strike outside the house of rebel minister Kapil Mishra. "Those who can attack me can go to any extent to prove me wrong", said Mishra, who was hit by a man on Wednesday. Drink a lot of water. "It has been six days that you levelled the allegation, but have not presented any proof". Read More

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Hizb rift in open as Moosa quits group

Hizb rift in open as Moosa quits group

Hashmi termed Musa's remarks in the audio slideshow, that surfaced in Kashmir's social media yesterday, as his personal opinion and said that "any statement or step which will create confusion can prove a death knell for our struggle". "Thank God, after Burhan Muzaffar Wani's martyrdom the entire nation and the leadership are showing unity on all fronts with a view to take this struggle for freedom and Islam to its logical conclusion. Read More

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Now what? Election puts BC into political parts unknown

Now what? Election puts BC into political parts unknown

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark's Liberal Party was neck-and-neck with the left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) in an election that could mean uncertainty for multi-billion-dollar energy projects. British Columbians were sold a good on LNG. The political commentariate is ruminating over the dozens of "what if?" scenarios following Tuesday's provincial election, which resulted in a hung legislature. Read More

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