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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

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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British Royal Family Members Attend War Memorial Unveiling in London

British Royal Family Members Attend War Memorial Unveiling in London

The monarch, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and senior royals who turned out in force for a Service of Dedication and unveiling of the new memorial in Victoria Embankment Gardens. The unveiling of the £1million stone monument was followed by a service for 2,500 veterans from the conflicts, starting with the first Gulf War in 1991 when Britain helped to liberate Kuwait from an Iraqi invasion. Read More

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Isis leaders abandon Raqqa leaving diehard followers to defend 'caliphate capital'

Isis leaders abandon Raqqa leaving diehard followers to defend 'caliphate capital'

The report continued on to say that ground force units will man the guns and deliver fire support for US -backed local forces which are preparing an assault on the city. The US has sent 400 additional troops to Syria to support an allied local force aiming to capture the so-called Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa. The ISIS militants in Syria are being fought by the Russian-backed Syrian military, as well as by Syrian rebels under the Free Syrian Army banner with Turkish and Jordanian ... Read More

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Rep. Carter comments after Obamacare repeal bill passes House Energy & Commerce Committee

Rep. Carter comments after Obamacare repeal bill passes House Energy & Commerce Committee

There were some signs on Thursday that Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans were trying to tweak the bill to win over a large faction of House conservatives who've dubbed the House plan "Obamacare lite". What makes the whole exercise excruciating for the Republicans involved is that they are rubber-stamping a bill that could be rejected by their House colleagues, by the Senate, or by their Republican president. Read More

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WikiLeaks will share Central Intelligence Agency hacking tools with tech companies - says Assange

WikiLeaks will share Central Intelligence Agency hacking tools with tech companies - says Assange

The first full part of the series, "Year Zero", comprises 8,761 documents and files from an isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley. "The attack against Samsung smart TVs was developed in cooperation with the United Kingdom's MI5/BTSS.", it said and added that the malware attacks the television and "places the target TV in a "Fake-Off" mode, so that the owner falsely believes the TV is off when it is on". Read More

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Over 38% polling in UP's final phase

Over 38% polling in UP's final phase

The seats going to polls also include home turf of three union ministers - Mahendra Nath Pandey, Anupriya Patel and Manoj Sinha. In 2012, in this phase, out of the 40 Assembly seats, the Samajwadi Party had won 23, the BSP had got five and the BJP had won only four seats. Read More

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"President Buhari expected back Friday" - Femi Adesina

The 74-year-old, who took power in May 2015, left Abuja on January 19 for treatment in Britain. The holiday was extended based on doctors' recommendation for further tests and rest. The President had been receiving visitors in London. He was also visited on February 23 by a National Assembly team led by Senate President Bukola Saraki. Read More

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McConnell doesn't believe Mexico will pay for border wall

The chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) is rejecting President Trump's keystone proposal for border security, saying "a wall is not the right way to proceed". An internal estimate considered by DHS put the cost of a wall at $21.6 billion. " Uh, no " was McConnell's terse response when he was asked at a Politico breakfast if Mexico would pay for the wall, generating laughs from the audience. Read More

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Kashmiri's who glorify terrorists should learn from Saifullah's father: BJP

Kashmiri's who glorify terrorists should learn from Saifullah's father: BJP

The minister added that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) would be investigating the Lucknow terror operation. "We will not accept the body of an anti-national", said Sartaj father of Saifulla killed in an encounter. While the Uttar Pradesh police shot dead Saifullah on Tuesday, six suspects have been arrested in M.P. and U.P. on terror charges, Mr. Singh said. Due to the prompt action taken by the police of both the States, a possible threat to the national security was successfully ... Read More

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May warns on European Union budget bill as Brexit start looms

May warns on European Union budget bill as Brexit start looms

The issue of the so-called "divorce bill" - meant to cover legally binding budget commitments already made by the United Kingdom - could be a major stumbling block in the negotiations after Ms May triggers Article 50. "And obviously the extent of that level of money will be determined", he said. Similar estimates about the bill to be presented to Britain by the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, had been circulating for months before Kern's confirmation. Read More

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Cong alliance will achieve majority in UP: Mulayam

Cong alliance will achieve majority in UP: Mulayam

Mr Yadav's statement about the new alliance has created ripples in political circles and the BJP said that this was an indication that the SP had already conceded defeat. The BSP would finish third. According to pollsters, calling the five State Assemblies as far-flung and small as Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur and as big and crucial as Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to be the tallest leader. Read More

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