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NRT Focus: Hong Kong's Divisive Election

But addressing young people's concerns will require more than economic measures, and on restarting Hong Kong's stalled political reform process she has been noncommittal. During the campaign, Lam pledged to rein in home prices, modify the city's tax code and bolster an economy vulnerable to China's slowdown and USA interest-rate increases. Read More

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USA urges Russian Federation to free 'peaceful protesters' as 100s are arrested

A spokeswoman for Mr. Medvedev has called the allegations "propagandistic attacks" unworthy of detailed comment and said they amounted to pre-election posturing by Mr. Protesters tried to block a slow-moving police van with Navalny, the 40-year-old head of the unregistered Progress Party, inside. One of Navalny's associates tweeted that he was told he could face charges of extremism for broadcasting the rally illegally. Read More

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Hundreds Of Civilian Causalities Reported From Overnight US-Led Airstrikes In Mosul

Hundreds Of Civilian Causalities Reported From Overnight US-Led Airstrikes In Mosul

The incident remains far from clear and details are hard to confirm as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State to recapture the densely populated parts of the western half of Mosul , the militant group's last stronghold in Iraq. The Iraqi government announced that eastern Mosul had been recaptured from ISIL in January, but residents still report nearly daily fighting in some areas. Read More

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Kansas eliminated from NCAA Tournament: Who's going to the NBA Draft?

Kansas eliminated from NCAA Tournament: Who's going to the NBA Draft?

CITY, Mo. - Oregon guard Tyler Dorsey had his back turned, the single cord of a net dangling from the back of his Final Four hat, when the hands belonging to NBA Hall of Famer Reggie Miller gripped him by the shoulders. I was shocked how many MI people contacted me after the game saying they had no idea Bell was that good. DraftExpress projects the 19-year-old junior to go at the end of the first round in 2018, but he could decide to leave for the National Basketball Association this ... Read More

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OPEC, non-cartel nations may extend oil cut another 6 months

At the end of November, the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed to cut output by 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) from January 1, initially for a period of six months. Russia, Oman, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Azerbaijan and 15 other oil producers agreed to cut production to the half. Angola, another OPEC member, previously signaled a willingness to back the decreases in output beyond the first half of this year. Read More

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Elton John celebrates 70th birthday with star-studded party

Elton John celebrates 70th birthday with star-studded party

In addition to the " Happy Birthday " duet, Gaga performed a piano-only mini-set that included hits like "Bad Romance" and " Born This Way ". Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder led the party in a rendition of " Happy Birthday ". And the 69-year-old singer thinks the couple's two sons, Zachary , six, and four-year-old Elijah , have only served to strengthen his and David's relationship. Read More

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Coalition Airstrikes Hit Mosul Location Where Scores of Civilians Were Killed: CENTCOM

Coalition Airstrikes Hit Mosul Location Where Scores of Civilians Were Killed: CENTCOM

The Iraqi military pulled 61 bodies from a collapsed building in an Islamic State-controlled section of Mosul on Sunday but said there were no indications it was hit by a US-led coalition airstrike. The airstrike, if found to be responsible for the fatalities, would mark the deadliest civilian casualty incident by far since the US military began its involvement in mid-2014. Read More

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Election fair, Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor meets standard: central gov't

Now what we can expect is continuing this nightmare for another five years. Each proposed a cautious approach with plenty of consultation, but both nonetheless indicated that Beijing's proposals can not be ignored. He is a fairly standard , business friendly figure, of a sort that Beijing might easily have found easy to work with. Ivan Tsim threw his support behind Lam, who he said will lead the city into a better future with continued stability and economic prosperity, especially when the ... Read More

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Threat of more air strikes sends thousands fleeing Mosul

USA -backed government troops were fighting IS forces in that area of western Mosul, the statement said . The aerial attack on homes and buildings in the city of Mosul, where Iraqi and USA coalition forces have been battling Islamic State ( ISIS ) forces for months, actually took on March 17 but as evidence of the destruction and deathtoll emerged, the Guardian reported Saturday it may turn out to be "one of the deadliest bombing raids for civilians since the US invasion of Iraq in ... Read More

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Post CM Adityanath's oath, over 100 policemen suspended in UP

Post CM Adityanath's oath, over 100 policemen suspended in UP

Yogi Adityanath stressed on BJP's unprecedented win in the recent Uttar Pradesh assembly elections and said that it had only increased the responsibilities of the party and its workers. This move by the government was appreciated by certain quarters of society. Incidentally, the crime was reported few days after Anti-Romeo squads were introduced in the state which have been constituted to safeguard women from miscreants. Read More

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Westminster Attack: 30-Year-Old Man Arrested In Birmingham

Westminster Attack: 30-Year-Old Man Arrested In Birmingham

Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer, Mark Rowley, said the attack started when a auto was driven over Westminster Bridge, near parliament, hitting and injuring a number of members of the public. The attacker's motive "may have died with him", they say. Officers have seized 2,700 items, including "massive amounts" of computer data, and have had contact with 3,500 witnesses to the attack, many of them of different nationalities, he added. Read More

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North Korea warns of preemptive attack against US, South Korea

North Korea warns of preemptive attack against US, South Korea

That hasn't worked. We tried to have negotiations with them. South Korea says the latest missile launch test by North Korea has ended in a failure. "We've done a lot on sanctions". Tapan Mishra, the UN's senior resident official in Pyongyang, said North Korea was in the midst of "a protracted, entrenched humanitarian situation largely forgotten or overlooked by the rest of the world". Read More

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Congress can do a lot better with health care

Congress can do a lot better with health care

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono said , "for the past few weeks, Republicans have been fighting with each other to see how many people they can kick off insurance rolls, and how they can raise health care costs for our kupuna, working families, and women in order to provide more tax cuts for the wealthy". Read More

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Tesco unlocks trolleys ahead of new £1 design rollout

Fewer than 200 of Tesco's 3,500 United Kingdom stores have trolleys which need a coin or keyring token to use them. One manager thinks it might be closer to one in ten. Operators including Virgin East Coast, Transport for London, Southern Rail and Chiltern Rail admitted they were still working to update their machines and that some would not be ready on Tuesday. Read More

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Sikhism not counted as religion in Pakistan's census form, community left disappointed

Sikhism not counted as religion in Pakistan's census form, community left disappointed

The Sindh High Court issued notices to a federal law officer, the census commissioner and others on Tuesday over a petition seeking the inclusion of a Sikh community column in the census form. " Yes, a sizeable population of Sikhs are living in Pakistan, but have we missed them in the census ", he told Dawn . The petitioners said the origin of Sikhism was in Pakistan and that its founder, Baba Guru Nanak, was born in Punjab. Read More

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Biden Says He Regrets Not Running For President

Biden Says He Regrets Not Running For President

Biden said his son Beau's battle with brain cancer kept him out of the race. "I had planned on running for president and although it would have been a very hard primary, I think I could have won". "[My son] does have a State of Delaware ID but I think with the fingerprints and a little more information that this would be great in case of an emergency", said Andrea Allen. Read More

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Schumer says Democrats willing to work with GOP

Schumer says Democrats willing to work with GOP

My worry is, Obamacare is going to be getting even worse. Obamacare has been troubled by increases in insurance premiums. When the White House offered some concessions to hardline conservatives to win their support, it lost the endorsement of more moderate Republicans, who felt that the new bill - which rescinded essential health benefits like emergency room care, maternity care, and mental health care - was too harsh and would harm their constituents. Read More

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Hong Kong's new chief executive starts on a tightrope

Tsang, who was finance minister of Hong Kong , filed his resignation in December to kickstart his campaign. He also added that Hong Kong's next leader should stop appointing the same group of officials to agencies, and criticized former politicians, such as Eddie Ng Hak-kim, Lau Kong-wah or Greg So Kam-leung, who he described as "wishy-washy". Read More

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Aadhar card mandatory for mobile connections

Aadhar card mandatory for mobile connections

In case their existing users don't complete this re-verification, then their connection has to be terminated, and this would mean further loss. The Union Government has made it mandatory to link mobile numbers to Aadhaar numbers. Previous month Department of Telecom had a discussion with TRAI, UIDAI and PMO to pave the way for implementation. The government of India is seeking to penetrate " Aadhaar Verification" within every domain to safeguard its citizens from any default. Read More

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Cincinnati nightclub shooting: At least 1 killed, 13 injured

Cincinnati nightclub shooting: At least 1 killed, 13 injured

By all indications, no description of the suspect was given, and police are having trouble obtaining statements from witnesses-many of which fled the scene. Police haven't released any information on possible suspects or whether they have determined the motive for the assault. She described a chaotic scene with club-goers hitting the ground or trying to escape the building. Read More

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With Trump's healthcare bill dead, US Republicans turn to taxes

With Trump's healthcare bill dead, US Republicans turn to taxes

Here, for instance, is what Michael Needham, head of the very conservative Heritage Action, wrote: "It is an bad bill that will impact millions of Americans' lives and is opposed by almost serious conservative health care analyst". It also suggested a new dynamic in which both the right and left flanks of the Republican conference are emboldened to challenge leadership. For example, almost 34 million families claimed the mortgage interest deduction in 2016, reducing their tax bills by $65 ... Read More

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Killed, 15 Injured in Cincinnati Nightclub Shooting

Killed, 15 Injured in Cincinnati Nightclub Shooting

Sunday at Cameo nightclub. "We are in the middle of a very horrific situation that occurred at the nightclub with multiple victims", Neudigate said . Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said the club wands and pats down patrons as they enter, according to the AP report. Days after the Kansas Bar shooting incident, another Indian-origin businessman, Harnish Patel, was shot dead outside his home in SC, media reports said. Read More

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Health Care Bill Is 'Nuts'

Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday sent a letter to Pennsylvania's members of Congress urging them to vote against the American Health Care Act. Please consider that, despite the nicer window dressing, 49,000 people in your district stand to lose coverage should the AHCA become law. Read More

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29 inmates tunnel out of northern Mexico prison

Three inmates were stabbed to death and one was injured, according to officials. The Tamaulipas state security spokesman Luis Alberto Rodriguez said 12 of the 29 have been recaptured. The prison system in Mexico is burdened by overcrowding, underfunding and corruption and 30 guards at the Ciudad Victoria prison are being investigated on suspicion of involvement in the escapes and riot. Read More

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Thousands March in London Against Brexit

Thousands March in London Against Brexit

We will stand in unity and solidarity. She said: 'We must make sure the voice of the economy and prosperity continues to be heard above the voice of politics'. Secure the benefits for United Kingdom traders of existing European Union preferential trade arrangements, including the UK's fair share of tariff rate quotas for agricultural imports, as well as of any preferential access for United Kingdom food and drink exports, at least until ministers can replace them with acceptable alternative ... Read More

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