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Modi's new political power may not extend to Pakistan outreach

Modi's new political power may not extend to Pakistan outreach

The new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, whose name is yet to be announced, would be sworn in along with cabinet ministers in Lucknow on March 19. "No one listens to Kejriwal in the country", he said. "People like Mayawati and Arvind Kejriwal should know the EVMs can't be tampered with. The states have taken ownership of this", he said. PM Modi and Amit Shah, sources said, want someone who will be acceptable to all the different social groups and communities that have voted for the BJP, so ... Read More

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Judge halts Trump's new travel ban, says it discriminates against Muslims

Judge halts Trump's new travel ban, says it discriminates against Muslims

Maryland: National Immigration Law Center (NILC) and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) argued on behalf of refugee resettlement agencies for a restraining order. The judges ruled the ban unconstitutional on the basis of "significant and unrebutted evidence of religious animus", protecting the ability of citizens to travel between the United States and targeted countries. Read More

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North Korean missile tests continue as USA strikes hardline stance

Kim Jong-Un attended the March 18 test at the Sohae launch site, according KCNA, which said the test was meant to confirm the "new type" of engine's thrust power and gauge the reliability of its control system and structural safety. They have also discussed about the common interests of the United States and China. "We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, security, economic measures". Read More

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N.Korea Tests New Rocket Engine

North Korean State media said the country's latest rocket-engine tests were a "great leap forward", CNN reports , and Monday South Korean officials conceded Monday that the North's tests demonstrated "meaningful progress" in rocket-engine function. Read More

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Charter school bill reignites lively debate

Charter school bill reignites lively debate

Shamed Dogan, R-Ballwin. "No", he said. "A charter school can be the answer for that child or that parent who has been trapped in a really, really bad school district". Opinion: Charters can ignore all regulations and, since that's the goal, we should just let current public schools avoid the same burdensome regs. Jay Nixon, a Democrat. Read More

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Trump stands by his claim Obama tapped his phones

Turning to Merkel, who was angry to find out after leaks by Edward Snowden that the US National Security Agency had tapped her phone, Trump said "at least we have something in common". But he sidestepped any blame for the White House decision to highlight an unverified report that Britain helped carry out the alleged surveillance . Read More

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Priest sustains stab injuries in Australia

Priest sustains stab injuries in Australia

A PRIEST has miraculously survived being stabbed in the neck at a church service in Melbourne's north. Father Tomy's first thoughts have been for the parishioners and the school community. The attacker allegedly yelled 'you are Indian, a Hindu or Muslim, you can not say mass. They began to argue and the man produced a kitchen knife from his trousers and stabbed Father Mathew in the neck in front of dozens of parishioners. Read More

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Ex-'RHONJ' star Kim DePaola's vehicle linked to double murder

Chris had trouble contacting his friends after traveling to his destination and have not heard from them since, and media outlets speculate they may be the victims. Later Friday, police in Paterson responded to a call that shots had been fired on East 28th street. when cops arrived, the auto was fully engulfed in flames and the bodies burned beyond recognition. Read More

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Tillerson wraps up 'friendly' China visit, anticipates Trump-Xi meeting 'soon'

President Xi said he had maintained sound communications with his United States counterpart Donald Trump through telephone calls and messages, and that they had agreed that the two countries could be good cooperative partners. "Just months ago, China and the United States were unified as leaders of the pack combating global climate change", Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace USA, said in a statement. Read More

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Trump says US 'must be paid more' to defend Germany

After his election in November, Merkel released a statement noting that Germany and the USA are "bound by common values - democracy, freedom, as well as the respect for the rule of law and the dignity of each and every person, regardless of their origin, skin color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or political views". Read More

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Just in: Osinbajo to visit Edo state this morning

Just in: Osinbajo to visit Edo state this morning

Rufus, who is also is a director at the Bayelsa State Environmental Sanitation Authority, regretted that all the multinational oil companies operating in the region have their offices in either Lagos or Abuja. Earlier, an aide to the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, Gloria Adagbon had disclosed the acting President's scheduled visit to the state. I want to assure you that the situation will be managed more effectively next time. Read More

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Canadian teacher wins $1 million prize

Canadian teacher wins $1 million prize

Her victory - which brings with it a prize of $1 million - was announced at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai by an astronaut in the International Space Station, and Ms MacDonnell was congratulated via video message by Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Read More

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Federal Judge Blocks President Trump's Travel Ban

Federal Judge Blocks President Trump's Travel Ban

The American Civil Liberties Union had filed the lawsuit in Maryland on behalf of several refugee assistance groups and was optimistic about its chances in the appeals court. Trump's revised ban bars new visas for people from six predominantly Muslim countries: Somalia, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen. A three-judge panel of the San Francisco appeals court in February refused to reactivate the original ban. Read More

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Germany rejects Trump's claim it owes North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 'vast sums'

Spicer was very apologetic when confronted by Darroch at a White House dinner on Thursday, the Western diplomat said . As far as wiretapping, I guess by this past administration, at least we have something in common, perhaps . In his reply, he made a reference to claims that Mrs Merkel had been the subject of surveillance by Mr Obama in 2010. During the White House meeting, Merkel pledged to continue to increase Germany's defense budget and reaffirmed her country's commitment to the 2 ... Read More

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Nigeria's Buhari returns but VP will stay in charge until next week

Nigeria's Buhari returns but VP will stay in charge until next week

Little information has been made public about his latest stay in the United Kingdom capital, but he was pictured on Thursday meeting the most senior cleric of the world Anglican congregation, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. When pressed for details on his illness, the president said: "Blood transfusions, going to the laboratories and so on and so forth". The main opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP ) has called for more transparency about the president's condition. Read More

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Trump did not refuse to shake Merkel's hand

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies do not pay for some form of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military. Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's foreign minister, said a few weeks ago said that meeting the 2 per cent goal is "unrealistic", although that's a much lower percentage than the US spends on defense. Read More

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DOJ report does not confirm Trump's wiretap claim

DOJ report does not confirm Trump's wiretap claim

That was a statement made by a very talented lawyer on Fox, and so you shouldn't be talking to me. During a media briefing at the White House on Thursday, Mr Spicer drew reporters' attention to comments made earlier this week on Fox News by former judge Andrew Napolitano in relation to Mr Trump's controversial claim that his NY residence had been bugged. Read More

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Twitter explodes after BJP announces Yogi Adityanath as UP CM

Twitter explodes after BJP announces Yogi Adityanath as UP CM

There can be no other possible explanation for the appointment of Hindutva ideologue Yogi Adityanath as CM of India's most populous state. The 22 Cabinet Ministers are Surya Pratap Shahi, Suresh Khanna, Swami Prasad Maurya, Satish Mahana, Rajesh Agarwal, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Dara Singh Chauhan, Dharam Pal Singh, SP Singh Baghel, Satyadev Pachauri, Ramapati Shastri, Jai Pratap Singh, Brajesh Pathak, Laxmi Narain Choudhury, Chetan Chauhan, Srikant Sharma, Rajendra Singh alias Moti Singh, ... Read More

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Let us all have good health care

Let us all have good health care

The bill could come up for a vote as early as the end of next week, but Blum said a lot will depend on the changes that are made and whether they can lead to a majority of legislators supporting the proposal. On a broader philosophical base, Ducey said he's concerned that simply rearranging the kind of coverage Medicaid provides does nothing to restore the private insurance market. Read More

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Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses

Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses

Israeli jets have been striking targets in Syria since at least 2013, when USA officials told CNN they believed IDF jets had hit targets inside Syrian territory. Israeli airstrikes on Syrian targets overnight have triggered the most visible skirmish between the two neighbours since Syria's civil war began in 2011, according to media reports. Read More

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Hunt continues for man wanted for attempted murder

Officers said Kuijer and the woman were known to each other professionally. Neighbours said they noticed Kuijer acting strangely earlier in the week. They are not releasing the boy's exact cause of death or why they have linked the investigations. Police confirmed an eight-year-old child was transported from the Queenston Street scene to hospital. Read More

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All promises will be fulfilled: Yogi Adityanath

All promises will be fulfilled: Yogi Adityanath

The one who works more than his words. In last one-year, since the BJP started its campaigning for UP polls, the party didn't name a chief ministerial candidate and 24 hours ago the party revealed the name of Yogi Adityanath. 'Polarisation' Opposition Congress Party leader Manish Tewari criticised Mr Adityanath's appointment, saying it was a "harbinger for greater polarisation". Read More

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Conservative news site only media outlet on Tillerson's flight to Asia

Conservative news site only media outlet on Tillerson's flight to Asia

Now Tillerson has angered USA and foreign correspondents accredited to cover the State Department by traveling to Asia on Tuesday with just one journalist - from a conservative publication called the Independent Journal Review . Despite that defeat, Michael Anton, a National Security Council spokesman, said the White House holds Tillerson in high regard. The department had said that Tillerson would not take journalists with him as he was traveling on a small plane. Read More

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