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Several Injured in Ax Attack at German Train Station

German media reported that one attacker tried to flee from police by jumping from a bridge onto the street below before being caught by officers. But local authorities believe the man, who has been arrest , has mental problems. A police statement says: "A person, probably armed with an ax, attacked people at random". There was blood everywhere. "Man with axe chased by police in Dusseldorf". Read More

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Le Pen biggest risk to European financial stability - Credit Suisse

Though no polls now show her winning, the anti-immigration nationalist is hoping to emulate the success of US President Donald Trump, who has faced his own problems with rebellious diplomats. The numbers represent a setback for Le Pen, who had always been leading the first round. The centrist independent candidate got the backing of former Paris Mayor Betrand Delanoe, a prominent Socialist figure who won't support the party's official nominee, Benoit Hamon . Read More

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Saturn's tiny moon Pan looks like a ravioli

Saturn's tiny moon Pan looks like a ravioli

But now, NASA's Cassini probe has delivered stunning close-ups of the 35-kilometer-wide icy moon, and it might be better called a pan-fried dumpling or an empanada. According to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, these images were taken during one of Cassini's recent ring grazing orbits, when the spacecraft's camera was pointing toward Pan . Read More

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Syria: US sending 400 troops to bolster Raqqa offensive against Islamic State

Syria: US sending 400 troops to bolster Raqqa offensive against Islamic State

How will the Russians react if increased United States military activity on the ground in Syria begins to threaten Russian military forces operating in Syria (with the consent of that country's legal government)? Turkey's military says Turkish troops and Turkey-backed Syrian opposition forces have killed - or "neutralized" - 71 Syrian Kurdish fighters in northern Syria this week. Read More

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Fatal twin blasts hit wedding near Iraq's Tikrit

Fatal twin blasts hit wedding near Iraq's Tikrit

In November, IS conducted bomb attacks in Tikrit and Samarra, apparent diversionary bombings meant to drive back military forces from gaining ground in Mosul, the country's second largest city and a key IS stronghold. Losing Mosul would deal a fatal blow to Islamic State's hold over territory in Iraq. Shia militias taking part in the Mosul campaign began to close in on Tal Afar late a year ago, after the offensive was launched. Read More

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Russia Partially Rescinds Ban On Turkish Agricultural Products

Russia Partially Rescinds Ban On Turkish Agricultural Products

Syrian Kurdish groups meanwhile sense Washington is now more firmly behind them than before, a shift they hope will eventually aid their ambitions for autonomy after years of persecution by the Syrian government. A spokeswoman for Mercy Corps , Christine Bragale, said she could not speculate on the reason for the Turkish government's decision, but stressed: "We have every confidence in the impartiality and integrity of our operation". Read More

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Two Malaysians leave N Korea, talks on to lift travel ban

Two Malaysians leave N Korea, talks on to lift travel ban

A North Korean dissident group has confirmed that the person in it was Han Sol, and said he and other family members were moved to a secure place. The whereabouts of the son of Kim Jong-nam, believed to be the next North Korean target, has remained unknown and the subject of media speculation, and South Korean media reported that his son has been to Taiwan. Read More

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At least five dead after Istanbul helicopter crash

At least five dead after Istanbul helicopter crash

The Sikorsky S-76 helicopter had taken off from Istanbul's main Ataturk airport with seven people on board. Five people were killed after the chopper came down in the mainly residential Buyukcekmece district of the city. A helicopter carrying high-level business executives crashed onto a Turkish highway on Friday. Two pilots, four foreigners and one Turkish national were reportedly found at the scene of the crash . Read More

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Man Charged With Shooting Indian Workers Gets Public Defender

Man Charged With Shooting Indian Workers Gets Public Defender

State Department deputy spokesperson Mark Toner said in a statement. An attorney for Adam W. Purinton requested more time, and another court appearance was set for May 9. Dozens of people held a candlelight vigil in southern India on Thursday to mark the birthday of an Indian engineer shot dead last month in Kansas in an attack the FBI is investigating as a possible hate crime. Read More

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Warrant against me unconstitutional: Justice Karnan

Warrant against me unconstitutional: Justice Karnan

Justice Karnan had also stayed the top court collegium's decision transferring him from Madras High Court to Calcutta High Court. In January this year, Justice Karnan had written a letter to Prime Minister Modi with an "initial list of corrupt judges" and three officers of the Madras High Court, accusing them of corruption. Read More

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Budget 2017: OBR slashes borrowing estimate

Budget 2017: OBR slashes borrowing estimate

The forecast for growth was also boosted by multiple one-off accounting changes, such as the timing of contributions to the European Union budget. OBR chairman Robert Chote explained at a press conference in central London that the changes to the OBR economic forecast since the last EFO in autumn previous year were "relatively modest". Read More

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Berlin says Turkey has stepped up spying in Germany

Berlin says Turkey has stepped up spying in Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel's office firmly rejected the Nazi jibe as "absurd and out of place". "It can not be justified". Erdogan's accusations were troubling to Merkel, who said, "comparisons with Nazi Germany always lead to misery, to the trivialization of the crimes against humanity committed by national socialism". Read More

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Pakistan bans social media for religiously offensive content

Pakistan bans social media for religiously offensive content

Justice Siddiqui on March 7 had ordered Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan to take immediate action to eliminate access to blasphemous content on social media. The PTA chairman said that elimination of blasphemous material and pages while searching roughly 1.4 billion pages is a huge task, whereby shutting down social media might not help as the pages could be reached through different proxies. Read More

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BCCI backtracks - Withdraws complaint to ICC against Steve Smith and Peter Handscomb

BCCI backtracks - Withdraws complaint to ICC against Steve Smith and Peter Handscomb

Smith and partner Peter Handscomb were then caught looking towards the area outside Australia's dressing room, where television replays can be seen, while discussing whether to review the verdict, prompting umpire Nigel Llong to intervene. As per the rules, the batsman, (Smith in this case) can not seek any help other than from the non-striker (Handscomb in this case) before deciding on challenging the umpire's call. Read More

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Canada judge facing ouster over rape trial comments resigns

Canada judge facing ouster over rape trial comments resigns

He also told her that "pain and sex sometimes go together" and asked the 19-year-old: "Why couldn't you just keep your knees together?". Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould told reporters after question period in the House of Commons that the Liberal government was in the process of "moving forward" on the council's recommendation when she learned of Camp's resignation. Read More

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No sign of two Malaysians from North Korea at KLIA

No sign of two Malaysians from North Korea at KLIA

Saying that the strength of a country is measured by the unity of her people, the Prime Minister said this was not the first time Malaysia has gone through hard times involving diplomatic ties with other countries. Malaysian UN employees have managed to leave North Korea and are now residing in Beijing temporarily. The dispute is connected to the February 13 killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler, at the Kuala Lumpur airport. Read More

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Iran Preparing For War? Hormuz-2 Ballistic Missile Successfully Test-Fired

Iran Preparing For War? Hormuz-2 Ballistic Missile Successfully Test-Fired

Tasnim News Agency cited an IRGC commander, Amir Ali Hajizadeh , as saying that the test involved a Hormuz-2 and that the missile soared for about 155 miles before successfully hitting a floating target. The announcements follow earlier reports by the United States media of an Iranian missile test. While that was taking place, Iranian military officials were test-firing two Fateh-110 short-range ballistic missiles into the Gulf of Oman 155 miles away from Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps ... Read More

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Germany seeks to calm row with Turkey, but Ankara cool

Germany seeks to calm row with Turkey, but Ankara cool

Cavusoglu added that the current situation negatively affects the Turkish community and contradicts the policy of social integration in Germany. Cavusoglu's appearance at the mission, cheered by about 150 people, many waving Turkish flags, was intended as an act of defiance towards the German government after local authorities closed down meetings. Read More

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The gender pay gap: 'Unexplainable factors' to blame

The gender pay gap: 'Unexplainable factors' to blame

Many of them are outperforming their male colleagues and assuming leadership roles in their respective fields. Each woman showcased in the Doodle has made a mark in her own way. And some women can not take the day off from unpaid labor like childcare or no one would care for their child. I have several women friends, family, and students who impress the heck out of me all the time. Read More

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Ron Paul on the Race For Raqqa: Major US Escalation In Syria

Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, met with his Turkish counterpart, Gen. Hulusi Akar, and Russia's Chief of the General Staff, Gen. Votel's comments echo those made last month by the Gen. John Nicholson, head of the US mission in Afghanistan, that he would likely need "a few thousand more" troops to take part in the training mission. Read More

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Trump border, tough results: Apprehensions down 40%

President Donald Trump remains committed to building the 2,000-mile wall along the U.S. -Mexico border despite a significant drop in border apprehensions. Trump has also called for 10,000 more Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and 5,000 border patrol officers to be hired, which the DHS has agreed to authorize. Read More

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CNN Sparks Controversy With New Show About Religion

CNN Sparks Controversy With New Show About Religion

While all this (and the Aghori guru they're speaking with) is definitely unusual, things reach a peak when the guru offers what is apparently a piece of cooked human brain, and Aslan eats it. Indian-American industrialist and Trump adviser Shalabh Kumar also denounced CNN for its broadcast. "We are very disappointed". The CNN host later acknowledged that "there are still those who are offended by the episode, especially when it comes to its treatment of such issues as caste ... Read More

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Islamic State leader has fled Mosul, says US

Islamic State leader has fled Mosul, says US

As coalition forces advance deeper, militants are putting up stiff resistance, using suicide vehicle bombs and snipers to defend their last major stronghold in the country. The focus on Wednesday was on clearing the newly retaken areas and defusing bombs in booby-trapped houses, Lieutenant Colonel Abdulamir al-Mohammedawi of the elite Rapid Response Division told AFP. Read More

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Revised Trump travel ban remains rooted in fear

Revised Trump travel ban remains rooted in fear

Mr. Trump signed his original executive order in late January, sparking confusion and anger as travellers were detained at USA airports and barred from boarding flights at foreign airports. Colleen Melody, the chief of the Washington office's civil rights division, specified that the state would be seeking to confirm that the February order from Robart continues to bar implementation of "provisions that have been re-implemented in the new order". Read More

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