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Ryan nets overtime victor as Sens stun Pens in opener

How they did it: Ryan won it in overtime, the Sens' sixth overtime win in the playoffs. "You just gain a little momentum from the first (overtime victory) in the first round". We have to give props, however, to the Senators and their defensive scheme. "We just kind of stopped pressing", said Ottawa forward Kyle Turris. The stars were relatively quiet, but Crosby provided scoring chances all night for the Penguins, but they just couldn't finish. Read More

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Scotland needs choice on independence at end of Brexit: Sturgeon

The First Minister wants to hold a second independence referendum sometime between autumn 2018 and spring 2019, arguing this is necessary to give Scotland - which voted against Brexit in 2016 - the chance to choose a different future. Sturgeon would also face vehement opposition from the vocal Scottish fishing industry, which opposes rejoining the common fisheries policy (CFP). Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has dismissed the "vainglorious boast" that the Tories could steal his ... Read More

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Outrageous Get-ups We Loved At The 2017 Met Gala

Outrageous Get-ups We Loved At The 2017 Met Gala

Of course, with that didn't stop celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Karlie Kloss, Rita Ora and Bella Hadid from snapping epic behind-the-scenes photos from this year's Met Gala . Lady Gaga was notably absent from last night's Met Gala , which celebrated one of her favourite designers, Commes des Garçons. Brie Larson just had to go to the bathroom! We already can't wait to see what gems next year bring! The actress, who plays Queen Elizabeth on the poplar Netflix series The Crown , ... Read More

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Democrats Feed Off Comey Firing to Stoke Anti-Trump Anger

I hope you won't either. "Having regular press briefings is key to giving journalists the ability to do their jobs", Mr. Mason said on MSNBC. Noted legal scholar Laurence Tribe told AFP that if Comey did indeed answer Trump's question , it would violate Department of Justice rules and "would be unthinkably unethical and unprofessional in this situation". Read More

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Sanchez has become complete player at Arsenal - Wenger

With two matches remaining, Arsenal , winners of five of their past six games, have 69 points - one fewer than Liverpool in fourth. Whether or not they finish in the top four and secure a spot in UEFA Champions League, however, is no longer in the Gunners' hands - they sit in fifth place, four points behind Liverpool , with a game in hand and two more Premier League matches to play. Read More

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Syria peace talks restart in Geneva

Syria peace talks restart in Geneva

The UN's Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura has dismissed suggestions that the Astana negotiations were overshadowing the Geneva track. De Mistura on Monday downplayed Assad's comments, pointing out that the Syrian president had sent a large, high-level delegation to Geneva , and " they are empowered to serious discussions and they are here to work ". Read More

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UN Security Council Rips North Korea Missile Test, Threatens New Sanctions

State media paraphrased North Korea's leader as saying that "the most flawless weapon systems in the world will never become the eternal exclusive property of the US", warning that "the USA should not. "The president expressed deep regret over the fact that this reckless provocation. occurred just days after a new government was launched in South Korea", senior presidential secretary Yoon Young-chan said. Read More

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Park board bans new whales, dolphins at Vancouver Aquarium

Nightingale also argued that the aquarium's cetacean program is key to research, and that stranded and injured animals will die if they can't be brought to the facility. The aquarium launched an awareness campaign about its Marine Mammal Rescue Centre after the park board voted to ban cetaceans, hoping to turn the tide of public opinion in their favour. Read More

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Twelve dead, 25 injured in two separate mishaps in Madhya Pradesh

Twelve dead, 25 injured in two separate mishaps in Madhya Pradesh

On this occasion, the Prime Minister also launched the Narmada Sewa Mission, a roadmap to conserve the river. The Prime Minister took to his twitter handle to express his excitement to join the programme. Madhya Pradesh has resolved to double farm income by 2022 in line with a similar central government deadline, Modi said. He said that on the onset of the Yatra the chief minister had said that the Yatra would be carried out through public participation and the people would lead it while ... Read More

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Federal investigators head to deadly jet crash site

Smoke pours into the air after a small plane crashed in Carlstadt, New Jersey, on Monday. Originally the site of a manufacturing plant during World War I, what is today the Teterboro Airport saw its first flight in 1919. Teterboro Airport is 12 miles from midtown Manhattan. The National Weather Service said strong winds had been reported in the area. The cause of the crash was under investigation. Read More

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Kapil Mishra ends hunger strike on Day 6

He said the central government and the BJP were out to crush the AAP and defame Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Mishra was sacked May 6 in a sudden move and later was also suspended from the party. Yogendra Yadav, another former colleague of Kejriwal and AAP member, quipped Mishra and Kejriwal are cut from the same cloth. He said there were also discrepancies in the money received by AAP and the amount it declared before the Election Commission. Read More

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Russia-backed safe zones deal restores relative calm to Syria

Russia, Turkey and Iran are to act as guarantors. With the help of Russian Federation and Iranian-backed militias, the Syrian government has gained the military upper hand in the six-year conflict. Several said that they supported any attempt to stem the bloodshed but that they doubted Russia's intentions. However, the United States is not part of the deal, and the Syrian armed opposition refused to sign it, saying that Iran, which it considers a party in the conflict, should not be a ... Read More

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United States accuses Assad of burning thousands in crematoriums

As many as fifty people a day are estimated to have been hanged at the prison. Collection of 13 satellite images from TerraServer showing building USA claims houses a crematorium at #Saydnaya prison. It is now pushing the idea of "de-escalation zones" that would be created to reduce violence, while not challenging Assad's authority over nearly all of Syria's major cities. Read More

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White House: Blame cyberattack on hackers, not spy agencies

Tom Bossert says the USA government has been closely monitoring the attack, which has affected an estimated 300,000 machines in 150 countries. Britain's National Health Service said about a fifth of NHS trusts - the regional bodies that run hospitals and clinics - were hit by the attack on Friday, leading to thousands of canceled appointments and operations. Read More

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President Donald Trump Expands Executive Order Defunding International Planned Parenthood

President Donald Trump Expands Executive Order Defunding International Planned Parenthood

Department of Defense (DoD) disaster and humanitarian relief". The U.S. State Department announced that its new Mexico City policy, rebranded as "Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Plan", will for the first time also cut funding to "international health programs, such as those for HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, malaria, global health security, family planning and reproductive health". Read More

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Cyberattack is 'wake-up call' for governments

The full extent of the damage from the cyberattack felt in 150 countries was unclear and could worsen if more malicious variations of the online extortion scheme appear. It encrypted users' computer files and displayed a message demanding anywhere from $300 to $600 to release them; failure to pay would leave the data mangled and likely beyond fix. Read More

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South Korea, US agree to hold summit in late June

A high-level advisory delegation from the USA will be arriving in South Korea late Monday for a two-day visit aimed at ironing out the details of the planned Seoul-Washington summit and pending bilateral issues. "I think South Korea and the U.S. are in alignment that North Korea's behavior is a threat to regional stability and to the security of the region and we want to make sure that only under the right conditions should some kind of talks take place", he noted. Read More

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Oil prices search for new ceiling on production agreement

HONG KONG (AP) - A strong U.S.jobs report shored up markets on Friday, though energy shares remained under pressure after the price of oil touched its lowest level in nearly six months. The largest of the 24 producers that agreed to cut supply for six months are reaffirming their commitment to the deal amid growing doubts about its effectiveness so far. Read More

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Robert Lighthizer sworn in as US Trade Representative

Robert Lighthizer sworn in as US Trade Representative

Canada's top diplomat and its defense chief will be in Washington on Monday and Tuesday as trade tensions mount between the two North American neighbors. Spicer said Lighthizer will meet with key trade-related committees in Congress this week. All three have vowed to help shrink chronic US trade deficits through stronger enforcement of USA trade laws and to negotiate deals that boost USA exports without leading to jobs and factories migrating overseas. Read More

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Trump will meet Pope Francis and visit Saudi Arabia

The same senior White House official said Trump has "reversed the disengagement with the world of the previous administration" and that Trump's guiding policy of "America First is fully compatible with American leadership in the world". Trump will also stop in Rome to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican as part of the trip, the official said. "It's a very clear message to the world that the US and the Arab Muslim countries can form a partnership". Read More

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Iran's Rouhani says upcoming election 'historical decision'

Iran's Rouhani says upcoming election 'historical decision'

As the music erupted again inside the stadium, bodies moved and Rouhani's slogan got its own chant: "At the halfway point, we don't turn back!" In 2013, he was a runner-up to Mr Rouhani. Another third live in smaller, regional cities. State television says Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf dropped out on Monday. Iran's government already pays almost $12 billion in relief to the poor, which includes $13 monthly cash allotments. Read More

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