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Aseemanand acquitted of 2007 Ajmer blast charges

Aseemanand acquitted of 2007 Ajmer blast charges

Born Naba Sarkar, the 65-year-old maintained a stony silence as the special court in Jaipur acquitted him and seven others today. "We don't know why Aseemanand was acquitted despite his confessional statement". Three others - Sunil Joshi, Bhavesh Patel and Devendra Gupta - have been found guilty. He has no recorded RSS links, but is known to be close to the key accused. Read More

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"I was wrong": Pauline Hanson apologises over controversial vaccine comments

On Sunday Senator Hanson, whose four children were vaccinated, hit back at ABC Insiders presenter Barrie Cassidy for suggesting vaccinations saved lives. "I don't know who is providing [Hanson with] advice about immunisation, but she needs to consider having a chat with some real experts", the mum, who is a director of the Immunisation Foundation of Australia and was named Western Australia's Young Australian of the Year in 2016, told BuzzFeed . Read More

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White House Names A Communications Head, Takes Pressure Off Spicer

White House Names A Communications Head, Takes Pressure Off Spicer

But an ABC reporter followed up by saying, "When it came to the campaign and Hillary Clinton, the president said , ' I love WikiLeaks '". That's a very important point to make, ' he repeated. Spicer argued that there is a double standard, whereby Democrats and the press focus on national security leaks coming from within the administration about investigations into Trump's ties to Russian Federation but become hysterical when leaks hurt Democrats. Read More

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Obama irked and exasperated in response to Trump's wiretapping claims, sources say

Obama irked and exasperated in response to Trump's wiretapping claims, sources say

The pundit accused Democrats of engaging in a coverup of the surveillance. "The administration was wiretapping American citizens", Sanders said. Compounding the situation is the U.S. The feeling stems from a belief that officials in the United States government who were appointed under Mr Obama have been leaking information with the intention of undermining Mr Trump's fledgling presidency. Read More

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Sean Spicer Indicates President Is Concerned About WikiLeaks

Sean Spicer Indicates President Is Concerned About WikiLeaks

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. "Shortly after he was elected, Barack Obama invited me to go bowling, as well and come also to watch the Super Bowl - my team in my district was playing in the Super Bowl, they lost and it was sad", Franks said. Read More

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Anti-Islam populist Wilders protests outside Turkish embassy

Anti-Islam populist Wilders protests outside Turkish embassy

Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders Wednesday protested against Turkish foreign minister's plan to campaign in the Netherlands for Turkey's constitutional change referendum. Wilders complained that the Dutch government had done too little to prevent the event, adding that he wants Turkish government ministers declared "persona non grata" until the April 16 referendum. Read More

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New polls have mixed news for Trump

The margin of error of the poll is 2.7 percentage points. 52 of people rated her favorably, but 69 percent said she shouldn't run. Recent incidents of vandalism at Jewish cemeteries and bomb threats at Jewish schools and community centers have voters concerned, with 62 percent saying this recent activity reflects a rise in anti-Semitism in the country, while 23 disagreed. Read More

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Haley Says US 'Not Ruling Anything Out' on North Korea

Haley Says US 'Not Ruling Anything Out' on North Korea

Nikki Haley has told the United Nations Security Council the USA is re-thinking its diplomatic approach to North Korea following repeated missile tests by the secretive state. "The reason for THAAD is because of the actions of North Korea". The Security Council late Tuesday strongly condemned the North's missile tests and "increasingly destabilizing behavior" and defiance of its resolutions. Read More

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Dolphins, Kenny Stills agree to terms to re-sign

Dolphins, Kenny Stills agree to terms to re-sign

It appears the Dolphins were able to meet Stills' price. The Dolphins have found a terrific offensive nucleus to build around, with Stills proving to be a key piece of the puzzle previous year. When Andre Branch and Cameron Wake were both in the starting lineup together, the Dolphins were 9-2 down the stretch in 2016. Jarvis Landry has appeared in each of the last two Pro Bowls, and DeVante Parker is an ascendant player. Read More

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Man Caught on Video Juggling for Officers During Traffic Stop

Man Caught on Video Juggling for Officers During Traffic Stop

Fortunately for Puckett the officer let him go without even a ticket for the faulty brake light. A traffic stop turned into a surprise performance after police determined the driver was not under the influence. "It's just more fun when you can juggle and have more fun with the officers than a standard traffic stop that's boring and scary", Puckett said. Before he begins tossing his three bowling pins in the clip, Puckett playfully lays down a condition: "The only requirement is you have to ... Read More

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A Day Without A Woman will close some schools

Alexandria, Virginia, announced that it would be closing schools when more than 300 staff members asked to take the day off. "We can not transport students and provide safe, productive learning environments without adequate staff", Prince George's school officials said in a statement shortly after 7 p.m. Read More

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McCain says Trump should explain wiretapping accusation

McCain says Trump should explain wiretapping accusation

Given that the accusation of wiretapping came two days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from any investigations into the Trump campaigns ties with Russian Federation, these folks believe Trump knows he's lying and is hurling accusations at the former president just to change the subject from his own brewing scandal. Read More

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United Nations council meets to discuss next steps on North Korea

United Nations council meets to discuss next steps on North Korea

On Monday, the US Defense Department confirmed that North Korea carried out multiple launches of medium-range ballistic missiles, four of which splashed into the Sea of Japan. Last night, a joint UN Security Council statement "strongly condemned" North Korea's recent actions and called upon members to "redouble their efforts to implement the measures imposed" on the dictatorship. Read More

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Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman accepts nomination of Russian Federation ambassadorship

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman accepts nomination of Russian Federation ambassadorship

CNN reported that Huntsman has accepted the job but the vetting process was continuing. According to Politico , Huntsman - who has served as USA ambassador to Singapore and China - is submitting his paperwork required for the job. He would go to Russia at a time when USA investigators are probing Russian election interference and ties between Russians and Trump associates. Earlier this week, CNN learned per a senior administration official that Huntsman was under consideration for a ... Read More

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Barca seek Champions League miracle against PSG

Paris Saint Germain won the first leg 4-0 two weeks ago in the French capital but in a thrilling encounter at the Camp Nou, Barca turned the tables with a 6-1 victory. The game could end 5-2, 4-2 and all manner of wins but it would be goals conceded that would ensure that Barca do not progress in this season's UEFA Champions League . Read More

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Watch Dave Chappelle Advocate For Progressive Policing in a Hometown Council Meeting

Watch Dave Chappelle Advocate For Progressive Policing in a Hometown Council Meeting

He recently inked a $60 million deal with Netflix to record three stand-up specials. Chappelle then asked the council to "find a candidate [for police chief] that matches the council of this town, which is incredibly unique". After the national coverage , including a New York Times piece , Chappelle told the assembly: "Given what the culture of our town is, the council has tremendous opportunity to leader in progressive law enforcement". Read More

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White House calls reported Trump meeting with Russian ambassador 'absurd'

White House calls reported Trump meeting with Russian ambassador 'absurd'

Trump and Kislyak briefly met at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington on April 2, 2016, six months before election day, the AmericaBlog reported on Tuesday, citing a report by The Wall Street Journal from May of past year. If we can't make a deal under my administration, a deal that's great - not good, great - for America, but also good for Russian Federation, then we will quickly walk from the table. Read More

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Manhunt in Germany after youth kills boy, uploads video

Manhunt in Germany after youth kills boy, uploads video

The suspect, who is thought to be a martial arts enthusiast, is said to be the victim's neighbour. Police found the body of a nine-year-old boy, with stab wounds, in a basement of a house in Herne on Monday night (local time). Police are now warning locals to be on guard as they say he is risky and to not approach him if they see him as he may be armed. (Picture: Rex) It is unclear what the motive was for the crime. Read More

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Justin Trudeau ranks behind his wife Sophie

Justin Trudeau ranks behind his wife Sophie

President Donald Trump. Oyster wife tweeted: "Because what we really need to do on worldwide women's day is pay more attention to men". Her spouse, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau , called on Tuesday to involve men in International Women's Day , triggering strong reactions on social networks. Read More

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Cambridge puts in consistent showing in QS World Rankings

Cambridge puts in consistent showing in QS World Rankings

The Lomonosov Moscow State University has achieved the best ever results, featuring in the top 50 for 7 subjects and was ranked number 13 in the world for linguistics, or up from last year's 17th place. Rankings by Faculty assess university performance across five broad groups of subjects: Arts & Humanities, Engineering & Technology, Life Sciences & Medicine, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences & Management. Read More

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What we know about President Trump's forthcoming

What we know about President Trump's forthcoming "travel ban 2.0"

The Trump administration considers three of the nations targeted - Iran , Sudan and Syria - as state sponsors of terrorism, and the other three as "safe havens" for terror operatives. But officials said there is no guarantee that the bans will be lifted after 90 days. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring called the revised ban "an incredible concession from the White House". Read More

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Friend or foe, Putin's making the most of Trump

Friend or foe, Putin's making the most of Trump

What I still don't get is what the Russians were able to do for the Trump campaign. Some Republicans have condemned Sessions's actions and called for him to recuse himself from matters involving Russian Federation. "I did not mention communications I had had with the Russian ambassador over the yea- rs because the question did not ask about them". It's kind of insane how no one in the Trump camp, including Sessions, former DHS Michael Flynn, adviser Jared Kushner , and now Gordon, can ... Read More

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UP elections: All eyes on Varanasi as UP votes today

UP elections: All eyes on Varanasi as UP votes today

Police on Wednesday stepped up security for final voting in Uttar Pradesh after they said they had shot dead an alleged Islamic State-inspired militant in Lucknow, the state capital. As many as 8,682 polling stations with 14,458 polling booths have been set up, a poll official said. But BJP would be aware that just two years earlier, in 2012, it had been reduced to an also-ran with both SP and BSP polling higher than their state-wide averages in this region and BJP's vote share being just ... Read More

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China: Relations with Philippines return to right path

China: Relations with Philippines return to right path

Wang also said China, US and Russian Federation should work with one another and pursue win-win outcomes. "The Philippines has extended a hand of goodwill, so China of course will embrace it with open arms of cooperation". China claims almost all of the waters, putting it in conflict with a number of regional neighbours, including the Philippines and Vietnam, who argue that parts belong to them. Read More

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Ryan Reynolds And Hugh Jackman Have Twitter War

Ryan Reynolds And Hugh Jackman Have Twitter War

Although audiences might have questions about what happened to the X-Men or what happens next with the children, even the comic books were unable to answer every question that readers had. This third and reported last of the Wolverine stand alone movies makes its USA box office debut at the top this weekend with a fantastic $85 million. Read More

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