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Canada quake felt in SE Michigan

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Thursday. The United States Geological Survey says there was a magnitude 3.6 quake with an epicenter near Amherstburg, Ontario . "They are rare, but not unheard of". "I was startled, the floors started shaking, it sounded like a train or I thought my furnace was about to blow up", she wrote in an email. Many went to Twitter to share their thoughts - from surprise to humorous - about the Detroit quake. Read More »

Gujarat Riots Case: High Court Acquits Former BJP Minister Maya Kodnani

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The High Court today upheld the conviction of Bajrang Dal lead Babu Bajrangi , who was earlier sentenced to life imprisonment by the trial court. It also upheld the conviction of 11 others by a special court. Along with Kodnani, Ganpat Chhanaji, Vikram Rathod, Manubhai Maruda, Shashikant Patil, Babubhai Marvadi, Ashok Sindhi, Mukesh Rathod and Hiro Marvadi were also acquitted. Read More »

Trump leaves open possibility of bailing on meeting with Kim

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North Korea has long decried the presence of United States troops, and their regular joint drills with South Korean forces, as provocations that could presage an invasion and necessitate Pyongyang's military buildup. However, he said he'd be willing to stand up and leave the highly anticipated summit should the meeting fall short of his expectations. It also seems that the winds of change on the Korean peninsula have isolated Japanese President Shinzo Abe to some extent, given that he took ... Read More »

Students clash with forces in Shopian, two photojournalists injured

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This lead to some of the students getting injured. "Those who still pelt stones in name of the poor girl of Kathua are only hurting the image and interests of the state", Mr Akhtar wrote on micro-blogging site twitter. Mobile Internet services have been suspended in Srinagar city and some other parts of Kashmir Friday as a "precautionary measure to check rumour mongering" in the wake of recent protests demanding justice for the Kathua rape victim. Read More »

Wounded Yarmouth Police K-9 Nero Released From Hospital

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This morning, before the sun had even risen, upwards of 50 officers from the Springfield and Chicopee Police Departments boarded two coach buses for Yarmouth to say goodbye to their brother in blue, Officer Sean Gannon, who shot and killed in the line of duty just six days earlier. Read More »

Pentagon: Syria still has capability for chemical attacks

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Al Hussein said if the Syrian government "wants us to believe its narrative, they should have no problem allowing us in". The missile strike against Syria's military and civilian infrastructures was carried out by United States planes and naval ships in cooperation with British and French air forces between 03:42 and 05:10 Moscow time on Saturday. Read More »

Berlin to evacuate for disarming of World War II bomb

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The evacuation zone included homes, government ministries, hospitals and museums. "Residents are being asked to leave their homes due to the bomb from the World War being defused". It is the latest in a number of unexploded bombs found recently in Germany including one at Berlin's Tegel airport and another in Frankfurt past year, which led to the evacuation of 65,00 people. Read More »

Trump lowers hurdles for military drone sales to allies majorly India

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Navarro accused the previous administration for enabling other nations to develop replicas of U.S. drones and there is evidence that shows these systems have already been deployed to regions like the Middle East. The new policy concerned with the export of unmanned aerial system has come after Donald Trump promised to make changes in its administration's process to sell drone to its allies. Read More »

International Monetary Fund projects India's growth at 7.4% in 2018

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Such a festering could act as a damper on global stock markets and the world economy by making investors and businesses more cautious about the outlook. Financial markets that are volatile - and vulnerable to an unexpectedly steep uptick in interest rates. The European Central Bank is expected to end its 30 billion euros of monthly asset purchases by the end of the year and raise rates in second quarter of 2019. Read More »

Iraq launches airstrikes on IS positions inside Syria

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Meanwhile, ISIS launched a surprise attack near a town in eastern Syria they had lost six months ago, killing at least 25 regime forces, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. It says the militants posed a threat to Iraq, without providing further details. On Tuesday, Middle East Eye reported that Iraqi troops were following shoot to kill orders to defend the Syrian border areas that are still controlled by IS. Read More »

Assad still has 'limited' chemical weapons capability: Pentagon

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Kenneth McKenzie, director of the Joint Staff, told reporters at a Pentagon press briefing. However, as they contemplate the dynamics of conducting those attacks, they have got to look over their shoulder and be anxious that we're looking at them and we'll have the ability to strike them again, should it be necessary. Read More »

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu begins 'fast for justice' in Vijayawada

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The ruling Telugu Desam Party is continuously protesting against the indifferent attitude of the Centre towards Andhra Pradesh . Accusing Naidu of cheating the people of Andhra Pradesh, Reddy had said he should have instead made all his MPs resign over special status to the state, as done by the MPs belonging to the YSRCP. Read More »

Zarif: US to regret leaving Iran nuclear deal

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The US remains in the deal by periodically waiving nuclear sanctions against Iran . The Trump administration has demanded that the 2015 nuclear accord be fixed by May 12, otherwise, the United States may reinstate sanctions on Tehran and effectively kill the accord despite Iran's compliance. Read More »

Chemical experts enter Syrian Douma

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The MPs battle out the biggest topics of the week. She said Russian Federation has blocked six attempts by the U.N. Security Council to make it easier to investigate the use of chemical weapons. Syria, which has taken control of Douma from the rebels who held it, has denied responsibility for the attack. The government says the Civil Defence is a terrorist organisation. Read More »

Syrian army bombards Yarmouk camp: Observatory

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Inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons were still not able to reach the scene, 12 days after the suspected attack. Besides the pocket south of Damascus , rebels still hold besieged enclaves in the town of Dumayr northeast of Damascus, in the Eastern Qalamoun mountains nearby and around Rastan north of Homs. Read More »

In Comey memo, Trump says Putin hailed hookers

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An attorney for fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabeAndrew George McCabeJustice Dept inspector asks United States attorney to consider criminal charges for McCabe: reports James Comey and Andrew McCabe: You read, you decide GOP lawmakers demand Sessions investigate Clinton, Comey MORE on Thursday called a criminal referral recommending criminal charges be considered for his client "unjustified", and said he's confident the USA attorney's office won't prosecute. Read More »

Cohen drops suits against Fusion GPS, Buzzfeed

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Fusion GPS, which was also being sued for its role in the dossier, told iMediaEthics by e-mail, "We welcome, though are not surprised, that Michael Cohen opted to withdraw this meritless complaint rather than face a discovery process that would have forced him to defend his reputation and address the allegations of the Steele dossier under penalty of perjury". Read More »

Justice to give Congress access to James Comey memos

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Attorney's Office. Unnamed sources tell the Washington Post that the findings were referred to the us attorney's office in Washington, D.C., to determine whether a federal prosecution is warranted. That was the first time Trump learned of the other leader's call, Comey wrote . "Considering the IG's report reflects relationships which Andy McCabe needed with me and other Federal Bureau of Investigation senior executives, " I might well be considered a note", said Comey. Read More »

Theresa May faces MPs' questions on Syria air strikes

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British ambassador to the Netherlands, Peter Wilson, urged Monday's meeting "to act to hold perpetrators to account", saying failure to do so "will only risk further barbaric use of chemical weapons in Syria and beyond". The United States and its allies have said the aim of the strikes was to prevent the further use of chemical weapons, not to turn the tide of the war in Syria or topple Assad . Read More »

Justice Dept. turns over James Comey's memos on talks with Trump

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Trump, in Comey's telling, gave extensive denials about the salacious allegations about him in the infamous dossier compiled by Christopher Steele, a former British spy. Comey is quoted as saying in the report. The memos were released to the congressional committees on Thursday. Trump fired Comey in May 2017 while Comey was leading the FBI investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and the ... Read More »

Supreme Court lifts temporary stay of execution for Walter Moody

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Vance of Birmingham. If the state carries out the execution, Moody, 83, will be the oldest inmate killed in the modern history of the U.S., according to the Death Penalty Information Center, a group that tracks capital punishment. Lawyers for Hamm called on the state not to try to execute him again and reached a settlement with Alabama in March that legal sources said would keep him out of the death chamber. Read More »

Emergency services on scene after small aircraft crashes near Belfast International Airport

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Emergency services, including ambulance crews and the fire services, are at the scene. In contrast to the NIAS, the airport said the aircraft was not approaching for landing. Responding to news of the crash, Lagan Valley MLA Pat Catney tweeted: "Monitoring situation at the International Airport - tragic circumstances". "Thinking of all of those involved at this hard time". Read More »

California, Trump administration reach deal on National Guard

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National Guard troops will not perform apprehensions, but instead will offer personnel support, conduct surveillance, fix current border wall/fence and vehicle maintenance. Vitiello confirmed that at the time that California had declined to allow troops to participate in activities specifically requested by CBP, but expressed hope that ongoing discussions with the state's officials would lead the state to participate in future iterations of the National Guard border security operation. Read More »

James Comey explains why he pushed for special counsel

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The conversation then returned to Flynn and, according to the memos, Trump said to Comey, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go". He said in this case Comey thrust the FBI directly into politics with a "non-investigation" of Clinton and then a "push-the-envelope" investigation of Trump. Read More »

Rosenstein told Trump last week he's not a target in Russian Federation probe

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Rosenstein and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials went to the White House last week to discuss plans for addressing the congressional requests. "The regulations you cite give him broad authority", the judge said at the hearing in Washington. Some suggested police were trying to clamp down on protesters or that the Pittsburgh mayor was "scaring his constituents" into thinking Trump will fire Mueller. Read More »

Manhunt for Fugitive Grandma Who Allegedly Murdered Victim Then Stole Her Identity

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Riess was considered armed and unsafe. Dodge County authorities said Riess was at the "Kum and Go" gas station next to Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood, Iowa, on March 23 - the day investigators believe her husband was murdered. Pamela Hutchinson, 59, was found dead April 9 in Fort Myers and authorities says Riess killed her to assume her identity. Reiss took Hutchinson's credit cards and driver's license and stole her white Acura before she fled the scene. Read More »

Communication breakdown: What the Nikki Haley flap reveals about Trump's foreign policy

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Trump on Wednesday made clear that the joint US-British-French April 14 strike against Syria was aimed not only against Assad - but was also a show of force to Russian Federation. and Russian troops clashed directly in Syria. Trump has also privately maintained his desire to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, believing there would be few downsides to face-to-face dialogue, according to a senior administration official. Read More »

Swaziland's King Mswati III Changes The Name Of His Country

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The king of Swaziland , one of the world's few absolute monarchs, has announced that his country had changed its name to eSwatini to mark 50 years since independence from British rule. In particular, Swaziland , a member of the United Nations (UN), has repeatedly spoken up supporting Taiwan's participation at the UN and other worldwide organizations, for which Tsai extended her appreciation. Read More »

NY Times Editorial: Scott Pruitt Has Become Ridiculous

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The investigations are taking place within both the House and Senate, the EPA and the White House , itself. The embattled EPA administrator and those around him are the subject of multiple investigations launched by government watchdogs and congressional committees looking into luxury travel expenses, outsized security spending and massive raises awarded to political appointees. Read More »

Caisse de dépôt reveals stake in Kinder Morgan

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While judges have discretion to choose the sentence for criminal or civil contempt of court, Mazur noted some Clayoquot Sound protesters did receive custodial sentences, like jail time, of 45 days, he wrote. Schneider is skeptical if there might be room for a compromise to be worked out between the provinces and Ottawa. In March, she promised to bring forward legislation that would allow Alberta to restrict its oil exports, harkening back to a move by former premier Peter Lougheed. Read More »

James Comey sits down with CNN: Highlights

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He said: "A central premise of the Steele dossier was consistent with lots of other information the United States intelligence community had". "The President tweeted on Friday after I got fired that I better hope there's not tapes", Comey testified. Read More »

Lance Armstrong to pay $5 million in U.S. fraud settlement

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Landis filed this lawsuit in 2010 before the government joined in 2013. Armstrong in 2013 admitted to doping during all seven of the years in which he appeared to win the Tour de France, only to later be stripped of his titles. "This ends all litigation against Armstrong related to his 2013 admission that during his career as a professional cyclist he had used performance enhancing substances", read a statement from Armstrong's legal team. Read More »

Trump's problem in Syria? It was Obama's too

During a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting , Russian Federation rejected France's proposal to the launch of an independent investigation due to an alleged chemical attack that struck the former rebel-held town of Douma in Syria's Eastern Ghouta. Read More »

Oklahoma's Jim Bridenstine confirmed to lead NASA

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Bridenstine says". Bridenstine's confirmation was spurred on by the fact that NASA's acting administrator Robert Lightfoot chose to retire at the end of April, potentially leaving a major leadership gap at the agency. " NASA's science, NASA's mission and American leadership will be in jeopardy under Congressman Bridenstine's leadership". Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), who led the opposition to the nomination, said in an April 18 floor speech. Read More »

Giuliani joins Trump's legal team

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Giuliani made the announcement on Thursday in addition to sharing his first task of bringing an end to the special counsel's investigation into Russia's hacking of the 2016 presidential election within "a week or two". Asked by reporters on Wednesday about his plans for Mueller and Rosenstein, Trump said: "They've been saying I'm going to get rid of them for the last three months, four months, five months, and they're still here". Read More »

Two Gilchrist deputies slain

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Both deputies died of their wounds, and as other officers responded, they found the shooter dead outside the business. Investigators have not determined a motive or "indications as to why this tragedy occurred", according to the sheriff, who was on the scene throughout the afternoon and notified the deputies' loved ones. Read More »

Delays Keep Inspectors from Reaching Syria Attack Site

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Speaking to Morning Edition , Public Radio International reporter Charles Maynes, who is based in Russian Federation, says the sanctions imposed thus far are having some impact in Russian Federation. "I can guarantee that Russian Federation has not tampered with the site", Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the BBC. The facilities hit were reportedly either chemical weapons development or storage sites. Read More »

Chemical weapons investigators enter Syria's Douma district

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Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday. Nebenzia argued on Tuesday that there have already been Security Council resolutions covering political and humanitarian issues concerning Syria. The most expansive proposal would have hit Russian provided air defences in Syria and "was created to cripple the regime's military capabilities without touching Mr Assad's political machinery". Read More »

German Chancellor Angela Merkel to visit the White House next week

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Conservative lawmakers are due to debate euro zone reforms on Tuesday before Macron visits Merkel in Berlin on Thursday. They repeated those proclamations ahead of Thursday's meeting but offered no detail on how they hoped to craft a deal to buttress the single currency without forcing Germany to take on greater financial risk, a central concern of Merkel's conservatives. Read More »

Nobel victor ICAN welcomes Trump-Kim meeting but decries macho threats

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Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley defended Trump's language in the tweet at the time, saying it kept Kim "on his toes" and made clear the risks of a nuclear standoff". Moon said big-picture agreements about denuclearisation, establishing a peace regime and normalisation of relations between the two Koreas and the U.S. Read More »

Russia, Syria trying to 'sanitize' chemical attack site - US State Dept

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Shayrat air base was targeted by US Tomahawk missiles in April past year in a strike ordered by President Donald Trump in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun in Idlib. Russian Federation told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday there was no point establishing a new inquiry to determine blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria because the United States and its allies had already acted as judge and executioner. Read More »

CDC ALERT: Throw out your chopped romaine lettuce!

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a news release. The CDC also revealed that the outbreak has spread to five new states, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Louisiana, and Montana, in addition to the previously-known states of Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington. Read More »

Indian father 'gifts' daughter to friends, gang rapes her

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But after reaching, the three overpowered her and took turns to rape her. The incident took place on April 15 at Sitapur district which is nearly 70 kms from the state capital, Lucknow . "Her mother;ater accompanied her to the local police station and lodged a complaint", the police said. Commenting the matter, the investigating police officer said that Meraj was arrested the next day on April 17. Read More »

James Comey launched the investigation that eventually led to Andrew McCabe's ouster

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House members found, in their referral to AG Sessions, FBI Director Wray, and U.S. Attorney Huber that Comey provided to a friend of his four of seven memoranda, "encouraging him to detail the memos to the press". "It is part of this Administration's ongoing war on the FBI and the efforts of the Special Counsel investigation, which continue to this day". In October 2016, the Wall Street Journal published an article that questioned whether McCabe was hampering the federal probe of the ... Read More »

Raul Castro's staunch ally sworn in as Cuban President

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The National Assembly formally announced Diaz-Canel's election Thursday following two days of meetings in Havana . A stalwart of the ruling Communist Party, Diaz-Canel was sworn in to replace Raul Castro by the National Assembly in a new chapter for the Caribbean island but one that has been carefully managed and is aimed at preserving the political system. Read More »