• Australia and New Zealand warn China against Vanuatu base
Australia and New Zealand warn China against Vanuatu base

In Beijing , China's defense ministry said the claim "completely did not accord with the facts", while a foreign ministry spokesman described it as " fake news ". Vanuatu's high commissioner in Canberra, Kalfau Kaloris, was quoted as saying his country's foreign ministry was "not aware" of China's determination to build a permanent presence on the...

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  • Trump Lauds Potential Northkorea Summit as 'Really Exciting for the Entire World'
Trump Lauds Potential Northkorea Summit as 'Really Exciting for the Entire World'

Last month, Mr. Trump suddenly admitted an invitation to meet with Mr. Kim later South Korean authorities delivered the message that the reclusive leader had been willing to speak left his nuclear weapons program. The US State Department has been in contact with the North Korean UN mission, while the intelligence services of both countries have bee...

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  • Europa League: Atletico Madrid top Sporting 2-0 in quarters
Europa League: Atletico Madrid top Sporting 2-0 in quarters

Atletico, the Europa League victor in 2010 and 2012, showed Sporting no mercy. The 33-year-old right-back returned from a hamstring injury to complete 90 minutes in Atletico's 2-0 Europa League win at Sporting CP on Thursday. Atletico pessimists may concern themselves with Filipe Luis's definite and Juanfran's possible absences but Jorge Jesus'...

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  • Palestinian journalist shot and killed in Gaza
Palestinian journalist shot and killed in Gaza

During the protests, Palestinians built a tent encampment with different tents corresponding to the various villages and towns that were destroyed during the Nakba 70 years ago. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights stated its "grave concern" for further violence ahead of Friday's demonstrations. The Labour leader said the ...

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  • New strikes on Syria's rebel Douma kill 8 civilians
New strikes on Syria's rebel Douma kill 8 civilians

A view of Syrian Arab Red Crescent, a humanitarian non-profit organisation, personnel delivering aid in Eastern Ghouta, Syria. At least 30 people have been killed in heavy air strikes on the last rebel-held town in Syria's Eastern Ghouta region, activists and rescuers say.

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  • BJP Foundation Day: Party brought new hope for country, says PM
BJP Foundation Day: Party brought new hope for country, says PM

We are a Party that believes in India's diversity, our unique culture and, above all, the strengths of 125 crore Indians! He said, it is party's commitment that it will continue to devote itself towards India's transformation. "So it is our national duty not to cede this space to them", he said. Hitting back at rivals, Prime Minister Narendra Mod...

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  • Indian MoD Issues RFI to Procure 110 Fighter Jets
Indian MoD Issues RFI to Procure 110 Fighter Jets

The new aircraft are meant to replace the IAF's MiG21 jets. American aerospace and defence major Lockheed Martin has welcomed Indias mega procurement initiative for fighter jets worth over Dollars 15 billion and said that it looks forward to responding to the initial tender.

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  • Lashkar-e-Taiba militants behead youth in Bandipora
Lashkar-e-Taiba militants behead youth in Bandipora

According to the police, the body of 25-year old Manzoor Ahmad Bhat was found in an orchard in Hajin area. On Wednesday night, Mr. Bhat was abducted by LeT militants, who left his father injured with firearm and knife injuries. "The deceased Manzoor Ahmed Bhat, was abducted by Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists in the early hours of April 5", the spokesper...

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  • Vatican arrests former diplomat over child pornography
Vatican arrests former diplomat over child pornography

Capella was a high-ranking priest in the Vatican's diplomatic corps. A State Department spokesman said then that the United States had requested that the man's diplomatic immunity be waived to open the way for a possible prosecution there, but the Vatican had refused.

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  • Arrest looms for Brazil's ex-president
Arrest looms for Brazil's ex-president

Judge Sergio Moro issued a warrant for Lula's arrest on Thursday, giving the popular Workers' Party leader 24 hours to surrender himself. Meanwhile, the former Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Republic, Gilberto Carvalho, in declarations to the digital daily Brazil 247, defended the idea the militancy makes a human cordon around ...

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  • Trump says looking into allegations against Pruitt
Trump says looking into allegations against Pruitt

Since taking the top EPA job in February 2017, Pruitt has made a number of decisions seen as harmful to the environment, from allowing the use of potentially unsafe insecticides at farms to blocking a clean water rule that required farmers, ranchers and real estate developers to limit pollution in bodies of water that run through their prop...

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  • 1.2 million terrorist accounts found on Twitter
1.2 million terrorist accounts found on Twitter

In its latest transparency report , Twitter said it suspended 274,460 accounts between July and December 2017 "for violations related to the promotion of terrorism". It's now differentiating when content is being blocked due to a court order or because of local laws. The company also used the report to express concerns about what it called " leg...

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  • Woman fired after flipping off President Donald Trump's motorcade sues ex-employer
Woman fired after flipping off President Donald Trump's motorcade sues ex-employer

Her actions had consequences. " Akima's actions-forcing Juli to resign out of fear of unlawful retaliation by the government-violated the basic tenets of Virginia employment law", Simon said. She says she received only two weeks' pay. "Criticism of our leaders should be encouraged", Ms. Briskman, who did not return calls seeking comment, said...

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  • Four staffers dead in Turkish university shooting
Four staffers dead in Turkish university shooting

Footage from the scene showed several police officers and medical staff in the area, while students and university staff were treated at ambulances. Four people were killed on Thursday in a shooting at Osmangazi University in Turkey's northwestern province of Eskisehir , Anadolu news agency said.

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  • Quake with 5.3 magnitude hits off coast of Southern California
Quake with 5.3 magnitude hits off coast of Southern California

No tsunami warnings were in effect in the minutes following the quake, the US National Tsunami Warning Center said . "That's part of life in Southern California", Jones said . The warning was long "enough for us to puzzle about it before the shaking hit", Southern California Earthquake Center Director John Vidale told the Los Angeles Times .

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  • Immigration Judges Will Be Evaluated By Quota Of 700 Cases Per Year
Immigration Judges Will Be Evaluated By Quota Of 700 Cases Per Year

According to a copy of the guidelines, first reported by The Wall Street Journal , the objective of the new quota system will be to ensure "cases are completed in a timely, efficient, and effective manner". Placing time constraints on judges will pressure them to reach decisions without allowing sufficient time for evidence to be secured, for inte...

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  • 2018 hurricane season may see slightly above average activity
2018 hurricane season may see slightly above average activity

This forecast is similar to a one released on Friday by independent forecasting agency AccuWeather, which predicted between 12 and 15 named tropical storms, with six to eight of those forecast to become hurricanes, and with three to five of those forecast to become major hurricanes .

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  • KJ Apa to replace Kian Lawley in The Hate U Give
KJ Apa to replace Kian Lawley in The Hate U Give

In February, YouTube star Kian Lawley was sacked from the film The Hate U Give-based on a novel that deals with police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement-after a video surfaced of him making racist jokes and using the n-word.

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  • Election Expands Liberals' Presence on Wisconsin Supreme Court
Election Expands Liberals' Presence on Wisconsin Supreme Court

Screnock was endorsed by Walker and backed by about $400,000 from the state GOP. Big government special interests flooded Wisconsin with distorted facts & misinformation. Dozens of schools are already cancelling classes. Only Washington state has more women on its highest court, but in percentage terms Wisconsin is the highest, according to the...

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  • Prince Philip Confessed to hospital for Operation
Prince Philip Confessed to hospital for Operation

He is "progressing satisfactorily at this early stage", the palace added. He is expected to remain in the private hospital for several days. It described him as being "comfortable and in good spirits". The palace said at the time he had carried out roughly 22,000 solo royal engagements since Elizabeth ascended to the throne in 1952. He was forc...

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  • New York Sues Trump Administration Over Citizenship Question
New York Sues Trump Administration Over Citizenship Question

Schneiderman said he is ready to take the case to the Supreme Court but doubts it will need to go that far. The attorneys general contend that an undercount violates the constitutional goal of the Census - to conduct an accurate count of all people in the nation - which threatens states' fair representation in Congress and the Electoral College, ...

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  • West Indies score 153-6 in 3rd Pakistan T20
West Indies score 153-6 in 3rd Pakistan T20

Mohammad Nawaz (1-26) removed Chadwick Walton without scoring after Jason Mohammed won the toss and opted to bat, but the clean-striking Fletcher and Marlon Samuel (31) put on 72 for the second wicket. The player was found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during Monday's Twenty20 globa...

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  • Two-day strike by French workers to disrupt train service
Two-day strike by French workers to disrupt train service

Trains ground to a halt and waste treatment plants were blockaded in a nationwide protest dubbed " Black Tuesday ". At the Gare de Lyon station in eastern Paris , platforms were so packed that commuters spilled over onto the tracks as they waited for infrequent trains.

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  • Trump declares DACA dead
Trump declares DACA dead

The president has also been declaring protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants "dead", accusing Democrats of allowing "open borders, drugs and crime" and warning Mexico to halt the passage of "caravans" of immigrants or risk USA abandonment of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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  • United Nations launches $3B Yemen appeal
United Nations launches $3B Yemen appeal

In a statement carried by Saudi media, the coalition said the oil tanker was in worldwide waters when it came under "Houthi-Iranian attack" at around 1330 local time (1030 GMT). Last week, a missile attack killed an Egyptian worker and wounded two others in the Saudi capital, Riyadh . Al-Malki suggested Iran had a hand in Tuesday's attack, rep...

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  • Sinclair's 'false news' promo, which it made news anchors recite, goes viral
Sinclair's 'false news' promo, which it made news anchors recite, goes viral

More alarming, some media outlets publish these same fake stories . stories that just aren't true, without checking the facts first. And another freedom is assailed under this Administration. He continued on saying "We are focused on fact-based reporting". BRAUN: Unfortunately, some members of the media use their platforms to push their own p...

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  • Teen found alive in LA drainage pipe after 13-hour search
Teen found alive in LA drainage pipe after 13-hour search

River. "They ... broke that maintenance hole loose, opened it, and the first thing they heard is 'help, ' " the official said. Los Angeles Police said they are doing an extensive search by air and on the ground for a 13 year-old boy who reportedly fell into a drainage ditch in Griffith Park.

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  • Nobel laureate Malala ends visit to Pakistan
Nobel laureate Malala ends visit to Pakistan

Malala visited Pakistan for four days. In another tweet, she said: "The most lovely place on earth to me". Malala rose in prominence, giving interviews in print and on television, and she was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize by activist Desmond Tutu.

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  • After Monday's snow, it'll stay wet for a while
After Monday's snow, it'll stay wet for a while

The Yankees have been forced to postpone their much-anticipated season opener after the stadium was covered in a blanket of snow. Some locations along the South Dakota-Nebraska border may get up to 4 inches of snow. In New Ulm, construction for the Highway 14/15 New Ulm Gateway project was scheduled to begin Tuesday . The storm was a very progress...

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  • Defunct Chinese Space Lab Plunges Back To Earth Over Pacific
Defunct Chinese Space Lab Plunges Back To Earth Over Pacific

China's Tiangong-1 Space Lab re-entered the Earth's atmosphere and plummeted into the middle of the South Pacific Monday local time. It was occupied by two separate crews of three astronauts, or taikonauts, each - a mission in June 2012 included China's first female astronaut, Liu Yang.

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  • Gaza-Israel border: United Nations seeks investigation over protest deaths
Gaza-Israel border: United Nations seeks investigation over protest deaths

Tear gas, rubber bullets and live fire are said to have been used by Israeli security forces. Since 1948, the Israeli regime has denied Palestinian refugees the right to return, despite United Nations resolutions and worldwide law that upholds people's right to return to their homelands.

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  • Whitehouse: EPA's Pruitt Took Security Detail to Rose Bowl, Disneyland
Whitehouse: EPA's Pruitt Took Security Detail to Rose Bowl, Disneyland

Wilcox said the memo showed that the housing arrangement "was not a gift and the lease was consistent with federal ethics regulations". The building is co-owned by Vicki Hart, a health care lobbyist. This move can put automakers in the middle of a battle between the Trump administration and California. Pruitt eventually lost his case, which went ...

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  • AG Sessions declines to appoint second special counsel to review Federal Bureau of Investigation
AG Sessions declines to appoint second special counsel to review Federal Bureau of Investigation

Sessions, in a letter to three Republican committee leaders, reiterated that he had directed a senior federal prosecutor , Utah's USA attorney John W. "While we continue to believe the appointment of a second special counsel is necessary, this is a step in the right direction", they said. In a letter to leaders of the House and Senate judicia...

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  • Pulse nightclub gunman's widow acquitted of aiding murder of 49 people
Pulse nightclub gunman's widow acquitted of aiding murder of 49 people

In the Florida courtroom, Noor Salman sobbed upon hearing the jury's verdict of not guilty of obstruction and providing material support to a terrorist organization, charges that could have brought life in prison. In the statement, authorities claim Salman said Mateen carried out the attack in the name of ISIS. "Salman's verdict is a rare los...

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  • Facebook Exec: Our Actions Worth It, Even If People Die
Facebook Exec: Our Actions Worth It, Even If People Die

No more hunting through almost 20 different screens: now, the settings will be accessible from a single place. "We've also cleaned up outdated settings so it's clear what information can and can't be shared with apps", Egan and Beringer wrote in a blog post .

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  • Powerful quake strikes off Papua New Guinea
Powerful quake strikes off Papua New Guinea

The quake, which measured 5.9 on the richter scale hit at 16.06 (UTC), 56km WSW of Mendi, the provincial capital of the Southern Highlands Province. Justin Taylan, an American Second World War historian, was in central Rabaul when the quake hit and was not aware of any major damage to the town.

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  • Palestinian killed by Israeli strike ahead of Gaza protest
Palestinian killed by Israeli strike ahead of Gaza protest

The Palestinian killed Friday was identified as 27-year-old Amr Samour. Local eyewitnesses said he was on his land near the border when the incident occurred. Israel's military said ahead of the protests on Friday that it has doubled its standard troop level along the border, deploying snipers, special forces and paramilitary border police units,...

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  • 'Fanboy' Shah Rukh Khan meets Christopher Nolan
'Fanboy' Shah Rukh Khan meets Christopher Nolan

Talking about filmmaking at a session in Mumbai, Nolan said: "There are odds that one faces in the process of filmmaking... financing the film, shooting the film... They met for dinner during the seminar on "Reframing the Future of Film" event hosted in Mumbai. At the event, Nolan will share his views on the importance of preserving celluloid in th...

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  • Winning numbers revealed in Friday's Mega Millions $521 million jackpot
Winning numbers revealed in Friday's Mega Millions $521 million jackpot

The numbers came in at 59-46-28-11-31 with a Megaball of 1. The New Jersey Lottery on Twitter that the winning ticket was sold at a Lukoil station in Riverdale, Morris County. Friday's jackpot was also the 10th largest lottery prize in US history. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S.

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  • CBSE leak: Rahul taunts Modi over 'Exam Warriors'
CBSE leak: Rahul taunts Modi over 'Exam Warriors'

Aadhar leak! SSC Exam leak! But the government has come under huge criticism after question papers for Class 10 maths and Class 12 economics were circulated on WhatsApp days before examinations were held on Monday and Wednesday, respectively.

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  • China space lab likely to hit Earth on Monday
China space lab likely to hit Earth on Monday

As the sun's activity is weaker than predicted, the atmosphere did not balloon as much and therefore Tiangong-1 has experienced less drag and descended more slowly than expected, ESA said. "We don't know where it will be on Earth over, at that time, when it actually enters the atmosphere". The European Space Agency (Esa) is also tracking the sp...

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  • Cyberattack Strikes City of Atlanta
Cyberattack Strikes City of Atlanta

Atlanta's Mayor , Keisha Lance Bottoms said last week "We are dealing with a hostage situation" but did not reveal whether or not if the city paid the ransom. Earlier this week, the City of Atlanta was the target of a massive attack. A handful of city employees contacted by CNN Tuesday declined to comment, saying they were told not to d...

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  • The Government Wants Visa Applicants To Hand Over Their Social Media Usernames
The Government Wants Visa Applicants To Hand Over Their Social Media Usernames

It will infringe on the rights of immigrants and USA citizens by chilling freedom of speech and association, particularly because people will now have to wonder if what they say online will be misconstrued or misunderstood by a government official.

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  • Ulster duo found not guilty of rape
Ulster duo found not guilty of rape

On Wednesday, they were sent out again by Judge Patricia Smyth at 10:20. Mr Harrison, 25, of Manse Road, Belfast is charged with perverting the course of justice and withholding information from police. Paddy Jackson thanked his legal team and his family after the verdict. Prosecutors told the trial that Olding entered the bedroom while Ja...

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  • Iraq vows to secure Sinjar boarder region, after Turkish warning
Iraq vows to secure Sinjar boarder region, after Turkish warning

But according to the White House, in conversation with Macron, Trump "stressed the need to intensify cooperation with Turkey with respect to shared strategic challenges in Syria". MEPs commented to TV broadcasters that Varna has opened a new path in relations with Turkey. Turkey is not planning to act against Russia, the deputy premier and gove...

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  • Raises For Oklahoma Teachers May Not Be Enough To Stop A Strike
Raises For Oklahoma Teachers May Not Be Enough To Stop A Strike

As lawmakers, teachers, union leaders and special interest groups battle over tax increase bills to fund schools, the most impacted group of Oklahomans might be the almost 700,000 students in the state's public school system. "Students are the first in line to see the struggles that the teachers actually face and students are strong advocates for t...

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  • Prisoner being deported escapes ICE agents at JFK Airport
Prisoner being deported escapes ICE agents at JFK Airport

ICE agents removed his handcuffs during security screening at JFK following a layover from Detroit. He is 6-foot-3 and approximately 190 pounds. He originally came into the United States lawfully in 2005, but was later convicted for "multiple weapons and firearms offences".

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  • Mostly cloudy Wednesday; Warmer temps move in by Friday
Mostly cloudy Wednesday; Warmer temps move in by Friday

Thursday will likely be a wet day, with several intervals of rain and rumbles. At this time, both Thursday and Saturday's chances do not look to provide any snow accumulation. Wednesday Night: Showers and storms will develop from the west and southwest. The rain will be steady at times and could fall at a pretty good clip.

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  • Warne says 12-month ban for ball-tampering is too harsh
Warne says 12-month ban for ball-tampering is too harsh

In sombre scenes in Johannesburg , Smith was handed the punishment and asked to relay it to his teammates. Smith , wearing a white T-shirt and dark baseball cap, hugged Paine as he prepared to leave the team hotel in Johannesburg to fly home.

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  • Paul Pogba rediscovers golden touch as France beat Russian Federation
Paul Pogba rediscovers golden touch as France beat Russian Federation

Russian Federation hit back in the 68th when Fyodor Smolov tapped home a deep cross from substitute right-back Igor Smolnikov - a rare moment of class from Russian Federation - but Mbappe scored again 15 minutes later to illustrate the gulf between the teams.

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