• We encourage our players to play in IPL: New Zealand Cricket
We encourage our players to play in IPL: New Zealand Cricket

Warner said: "It was quite laughable when I heard about it". The threat of an Ashes summer without Australia's top players is drawing nearer after the side's vice-captain David Warner warned the squad will not "buckle at all" in their pay row with their national board .

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  • With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel
With hopes for peace uncertain, Trump to visit Israel

One point of contention in the talks: the fate of east Jerusalem , which Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war. At first he appeared indifferent to the diplomatic orthodoxy of two states for two people between the West bank of the Jordan River and the Mediterranean.

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  • Two dead, around 35 rescued as bridge collapses in Goa
Two dead, around 35 rescued as bridge collapses in Goa

This is published unedited from the IANS feed . "The people, who were watching the rescue operation, were not only from the local village but numerous commuters had stopped to see what is happening", he said. Rescue operations by the Navy and the Coast Guard were under way until last reports came in. "The search operation was called off aroun...

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  • Protester killed, AP journalist wounded in West Bank clash
Protester killed, AP journalist wounded in West Bank clash

The statement continued, "These prisoners are being held under harsh, inhumane conditions and being subjected to physical and mental ill-treatment, including torture, severe interrogations, intimidation and solitary confinement, and denied access to proper medical care and family visits".

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  • Marine Le Pen's Niece Should Take Over FN Leadership - French Lawmaker
Marine Le Pen's Niece Should Take Over FN Leadership - French Lawmaker

Macron has vowed to implement reforms that would make the French economy more competitive. French president-elect Emmanuel Macron faces the first major test of his plans to overhaul the country's politics Thursday as his party reveals its candidates for parliamentary elections in June.

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  • Israel demands explanation from White House after spat over Trump trip
Israel demands explanation from White House after spat over Trump trip

Since his inauguration, Trump has faced a flood of warnings from top Arab diplomats and a personal appeal from Jordan's King Abdullah to not move the United States embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. The report said the comment prompted shouting from the Israeli delegation helping with preparations for Trump's visit. Israel regards Jerusal...

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  • Trump's intel disclosure to Russian Federation put spy in danger
Trump's intel disclosure to Russian Federation put spy in danger

U.S. media outlets are reporting that the information Mr Trump passed on to the Russians originally came from Israeli intelligence - that ISIS was developing a way to get bombs on planes using laptops. Still, it will only heighten Trumps strained relations with intelligence workers and former officials, who view Russian Federation as an adversary. ...

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  • Trump to visit Jewish, Christian holy sites in Jerusalem
Trump to visit Jewish, Christian holy sites in Jerusalem

It is a private visit by the president, and it's not your business". While the controversy swirls, the identity of the U.S. official whose comments kicked off the uproar has not been revealed. The new U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, stepped out of the diplomatic protocol by visiting the Western Wall on Monday. Emotions run hot over t...

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  • Erdogan hopeful for breakthrough in dispute on arming Kurds
Erdogan hopeful for breakthrough in dispute on arming Kurds

The prime minister, Binali Yıldırım, sounded more realistic when he stated that Turkey can not possibly declare war on the U.S. Nevertheless, his words only express desperation. The possible worsening of relations between Turkey and the U.S. following the countries of the European Union can strengthen patriotism and nationalist sentiments not only ...

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  • Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director
Trump says 'fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Senate leader and a former state attorney general. Turns out we didn't have to imagine - as Comey publicly disclosed in March, the FBI's counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign's ties with Russian Federation began last July .

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  • Senate moderates hold bipartisan health care talks
Senate moderates hold bipartisan health care talks

The Republicans hold a slim majority in the Senate of 52 to 48, and they'll need at least a majority vote to pass the bill under budget reconciliation guidelines. Curtailing federal support for Medicaid expansion could also lead states to restrict how many people can get long-term care, Prokop said; such care accounted for more than 21% of all Medi...

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  • Trump administration to cut funds for abortion aid overseas
Trump administration to cut funds for abortion aid overseas

In conjunction with the expansion, the State Department will be conducting a six month review of the impact of the policy's application by "identifying implementation issues" and will give special attention to newly affected programs, including President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief ( PEPFAR ) and the President's Malaria Initiative.

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  • Trump hosting Turkey's Erdogan as tensions simmer
Trump hosting Turkey's Erdogan as tensions simmer

The Turkish government has also raised concerns about a USA criminal case against Reza Zarrab, a dual Turkish-Iranian national, arrested past year and charged with helping Iran process millions of dollar in transactions that violated US sanctions against Tehran.

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  • CBI, IT raids on Chidambaram, Lalu Prasad revive corruption debate
CBI, IT raids on Chidambaram, Lalu Prasad revive corruption debate

Reports quoting I-T officials said raids were conducted at 22 locations in Delhi and NCR including the properties and office premises after Laloo Prasad's son-in-law's admission of benami deals. The RJD is a constituent of Bihar's ruling Grand Alliance, which includes the JD-U and Congress, and is led by Nitish Kumar. The BJP had last week accu...

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  • Reynolds, Lively surprise McCarthy on TV show
Reynolds, Lively surprise McCarthy on TV show

After reporters ask SNL's Sanders where Spicer is, he's shown peering into the window - from behind a bush, of course. This time , it's a Russian nesting doll featuring the likes of President Trump, Jake the Dog from " Adventure Time ", Vladimir Putin, Slimer from "Ghostbusters ", and Pikachu.

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  • WaPost: Trump revealed classified information to Russian Federation during recent meeting
WaPost: Trump revealed classified information to Russian Federation during recent meeting

The news that Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian officials in a meeting last week prompted another round of weird scenes, just days after Trump's decision to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey sent his communications team into a tizzy.

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  • Donald Trump: I'll get deal done on Middle East peace
Donald Trump: I'll get deal done on Middle East peace

Trump expressed his desire to have Palestinians and Israelis draw on the Oslo Accords that Abbas signed onto as the Palestinian negotiator in 1993 and said he hoped the Palestinian leader would soon sign "the final and most important peace agreement".

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  • Journalist Javier Valdez shot to death in Mexico drug state
Journalist Javier Valdez shot to death in Mexico drug state

The official was not authorised to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, the Associated Press news agency reported. Mr Valdez was interviewed by Fox News last month, when Miroslava Breach became the 30th journalist murdered in the country since 2012 .

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  • Moors murderer Ian Brady has died at the age of 79
Moors murderer Ian Brady has died at the age of 79

He told BBC Two's Newsnight: "To know that your daughter was lost, alone and murdered and then actually her death was recorded, the grief can never ever be etched from your mind". However numerous attempts to prize the information from Brady have failed. Hindley, meanwhile, died in prison of pneumonia in 2002. The photograph would later lead poli...

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  • ICJ denies Pak request to play Jadhav's 'confessional' video
ICJ denies Pak request to play Jadhav's 'confessional' video

Qureshi also said India did not respond to communication from Pakistan in January this year seeking cooperation in the probe relating to Jadhav. India is seeking the suspension of the death sentence handed to Jadhav by a Field General Court Martial (FGCM) in April this year.

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  • Economic Activity in China Slows in Many Sectors in April
Economic Activity in China Slows in Many Sectors in April

However, production of steel, cement and glass all rose further, suggesting that construction was holding up for the moment, the same research house said. Natural gas productions gained six percent on year at 50.9 bcm for the January-April period, the data showed. Private sector investment grew 6.9 percent in the first four months to 8.81 trillio...

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  • Trump invites new South Korean leader to US
Trump invites new South Korean leader to US

North Korea's heightened threat could change Moon's calculus once in power. I will go to Beijing and I will go to Tokyo. Moon now wants to bring back the Sunshine Policy . Moon Jae-in, a liberal former human rights lawyer, was sworn in on Wednesday and said in his first speech as president he would immediately address security tensions that have r...

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  • Simple Ways to Improve your Relationship with Your Mom This Mother's Day
Simple Ways to Improve your Relationship with Your Mom This Mother's Day

As many as the stars in the sky, so do I have as much regards to the woman who brought me to this world, happy mother's day! She was the daughter of Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis, who had followed Howe's campaign. Happy Mother's Day - enjoy your first holiday as a grandmother. To celebrate, make sure your mom is being spoilt and that her needs are p...

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  • Horgan holds hope he will be BC premier
Horgan holds hope he will be BC premier

Its leader, Andrew Weaver, a Cambridge-trained climate scientist who left an accomplished academic career to become a politician, had refused before the election to say which party he would support in a potential minority government. The Liberals were trying to win a fifth successive majority government after holding power for 16 years. The NDP h...

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  • Central Intelligence Agency plotted to kill Kim Jong-un, claims North Korea
Central Intelligence Agency plotted to kill Kim Jong-un, claims North Korea

The Ministry of State Security claimed that a terrorist group backed by the CIA and South Korea's intelligence agency had entered the country to attack Kim with a bio-chemical substance. " They told him that assassination by use of biochemical substances including radioactive substance and nano poisonous substance is the best method that does not r...

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  • Egypt discovers new necropolis in Minya, first in area
Egypt discovers new necropolis in Minya, first in area

An ancient burial was at a depth of about eight meters under the ground. Archaeologists can already see the legs and feet of other mummies sticking out from the edges of the dig site. However, in 2011, there was an uprising that caused the country to fall into years of unrest, and the tourists stopped coming out of fear for their own safety.

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  • Director of National Intelligence warns of IoT security threats
Director of National Intelligence warns of IoT security threats

Coats appeared before the committee along with other intelligence agency leaders, including Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers. The report also notes that Iran's progress in its space program could expedite its path to an ICBM since space launch vehicles use similar technologies.

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  • Indian woman in Pakistan seeks security for journey back home
Indian woman in Pakistan seeks security for journey back home

In her statement, recorded before a magistrate, she has said that she came to Pakistan to see her relatives and not to marry Ali. Uzma, 20, has been staying at the Indian mission in Islamabad and refused to leave the High Commission premises until she is repatriated to India.

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  • China tests new missile in Bohai Sea: Ministry
China tests new missile in Bohai Sea: Ministry

Hong Kong-based iFeng news suggested that the tested missile might be an E/ADF-26B, an upgraded version of a previously-used missile equipped with the new capability of electronic attacks. It was unclear from the announcement when the missile test took place, but Beijing waited until the end of South Korea's presidential election to make the la...

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  • All black everything for Celtics before Game 6 at Wizards
All black everything for Celtics before Game 6 at Wizards

It was that kind of half for Wall who missed eight of his nine shots but did manage to dish out six assists. He and Isaiah Thomas reprised their Game 2 battle with each taking turns making big shots down the stretch. Whether he is driving to the basket or grabbing an offensive rebound, Brown appears to have good, functional basketball strength to...

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  • 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Last year, over 80.1 million pounds of food was collected nationwide, feeding an estimated 30 million people. Letter carriers will collect these food donations as they deliver the mail and take them to local food banks. With the economic struggles many Southwest Virginians face, the Letter Carriers' Food Drive is as critical as ever. The location...

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  • French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead
French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

The 39-year-old pro-EU candidate, defeated Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who called for France to exit the European Union, by a margin of more than 31 points, winning 66.06% of votes cast. Traditionally, French voters have handed a parliamentary majority to the newly elected president in the general election. But reform attempts in France ...

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  • Xi, Moon agree denuclearising North Korea 'common goal': Seoul
Xi, Moon agree denuclearising North Korea 'common goal': Seoul

South Korea's new President was sworn in on Wednesday, just a day after a landslide election victory, and immediately declared his willingness to visit Pyongyang amid high tensions with the nuclear-armed North. On the other hand, Trump shocked the South Koreans by announcing at the end of April that South Korea would have to pay $1 billion for th...

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  • Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds
Pentagon chief, Turkish PM meet after decision to arm Kurds

Tabqa, a strategic town for ISIS in Syria, has been retaken by US -backed Syrian Kurdish forces, giving allies a new route to the militant stronghold of Raqqa. "I have no doubt that Turkey and the United States will work this out with due considerations, significant attention paid to Turkey's security", he said.

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  • State police: 3 dead, including deputy, in rural Arkansas
State police: 3 dead, including deputy, in rural Arkansas

The suspect, James Michael Bowden, 32, took shelter in the home, about 5 miles southwest of the small city of Dardanelle, police said. Sheriff Bill Gilkey said at the news conference. The ASP said Bowden had been holed up inside the home since at least 10 a.m. and SWAT officers had been negotiating with him. A suspect in the deaths in rural Arkan...

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  • Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases
Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases

She said "I am happy where I am". "I believe in God and I trust in God that one day they will be released", Rebecca Yaga said and her long held belief appears to have paid as she said "I see now they begin their coming out now". Testimony from former hostages in the brutal conflict has revealed that Boko Haram forced many women and young girls ...

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  • Brexit must avoid hard border in Ireland, says European Union negotiator
Brexit must avoid hard border in Ireland, says European Union negotiator

However, the Irish Taoiseach (prime minister) disagrees, saying he believes now is not the time for a vote in his address to Barnier. Such an opportunity has previously been afforded to the likes of Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton and Tony Blair.

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  • New Orleans removes 2nd of 4 Confederate statues before dawn
New Orleans removes 2nd of 4 Confederate statues before dawn

Statues of Beauregard, Gen. Robert E. Lee and Confederate President Jefferson Davis are to be removed soon. The school, which closed amid rumors that the monument would be removed Sunday, will be open on Thursday but parents were directed to take an alternate route because roads in the area may still be closed.

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  • Donald Trump to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
Donald Trump to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

The press service of the US Department of State said in connection with the forthcoming talks Lavrov and Tillerson would give primary attention to settling the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as to bilateral relations. After Tillerson visited Putin and Lavrov in Moscow on April 12, Trump said flatly, "Right now we're not getting along with ...

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  • New Hamas Chief Backs Hunger Striking Prisoners
New Hamas Chief Backs Hunger Striking Prisoners

The document states that Hamas is willing to accept a Palestinian state based on "1967 borders" (the 1948 armistice lines), but this is not acceptance of the "two-state solution," which calls for a commitment to sustainable peace and coexistence between Israel and Palestine .

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  • U.S. adds sanctions on North Korea
U.S. adds sanctions on North Korea

According to Kim Mi-ok, Kim Hak-song had been teaching agricultural techniques at Pyongyang University for Science and Technology and did not engage in any missionary work. The tension between totalitarian state North Korea and the United States seem to escalate even further now that the North detained yet another US citizen.

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  • INTERNATIONAL: Prince Philip to step away from public duties
INTERNATIONAL: Prince Philip to step away from public duties

The Queen's consort will retire from royal engagements in the autumn after more than 65 years supporting the Queen in her role as head of state and attending events for his own charities and organisations. Despite being 95, Philip's decision - which is fully supported by the Queen and is not medically related - came as a surprise as he still has a ...

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  • Indian and Pakistani Army trade fire on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir
Indian and Pakistani Army trade fire on LoC in Jammu and Kashmir

Moreover, in the Krishna Ghati area, the Pakistani posts are situated at a height higher than the Indian posts whereas the video shows the Indian shelling at posts located slightly lower in altitude. As many as 1142 militant related incidents were reported in the state between 2012 and 2016 in which 236 security personnel and 90 civilians were kill...

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  • Fireworks cache explodes in Mexico, killing at least 12
Fireworks cache explodes in Mexico, killing at least 12

El Universal cited local officials as reporting someone threw a lit firework that landed inside a building behind the local church where the pyrotechnic materials for the celebration were being stored, causing a blast that seriously damaged the structure.

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  • Labour thinks it can win back seats in Glasgow from SNP
Labour thinks it can win back seats in Glasgow from SNP

But even if everyone who voted independent on Thursday would have voted SNP in a general election (a highly improbable supposition in itself), that clearly can not account for all of the difference between the two performances. But while admitting the Conservatives had done well in Scotland, Sturgeon insisted that May's party had eaten into Labour'...

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  • Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election in landslide
Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election in landslide

Emmanuel Macron says he would formalize the job of first lady if he wins the election, and says "she has her word to say in this". But any idea of a courageous new political dawn will be tempered by an abstention rate on Sunday of around 25 percent, the highest this century, and by a record share of blank or spoiled ballots by more than 11 perc...

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  • Frost advisory issued for London, most of southwestern Ontario
Frost advisory issued for London, most of southwestern Ontario

Temperatures should slowly rise through the week, probably reaching the upper 40s on Monday, then reach the low 50s on Tuesday, the upper 50s by midweek and possibly touch 60 by the end of the week, Mitchell said. Meteorologist Erik Zarnitz said patchy frost is likely. The average date of the last frost is around the beginning of May along the co...

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  • Metro revises fares, travel set to get costlier
Metro revises fares, travel set to get costlier

When metro had started operations on December 25, 2002, the minimum fare was Rs 4 and maximum was Rs 8. Last year, the Fare Fixation Committee of Delhi Metro submitted its report and recommended the lowest fares to be increased to Rs 10 from Rs 8 now, and the maximum fare to Rs 50 from Rs 30 at present.

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  • Syria fighting eases as safe zones plan begins
Syria fighting eases as safe zones plan begins

Russia's foreign ministry published the full text of the agreement on Saturday . Rebels rejected the deal and said they would not recognise Iran as a guarantor of any ceasefire plan. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi told reporters Friday that personnel from Iran and Russia, which back the Syrian government, and from Turkey, which backs some rebel groups, wil...

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  • Tiffany Trump, President Trump's Youngest Daughter, Accepted to Georgetown Law School
Tiffany Trump, President Trump's Youngest Daughter, Accepted to Georgetown Law School

She graduated from Hofstra University School of Law in Hempstead, New York, in 1974. "Georgetown University is a truly wonderful school, and she is going to love her time in Washington, D.C". And last August, she revealed her intentions to apply when she posted an Instagram of her LSAT prep books. Despite her father's controversial stances, T...

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