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Truck accident leaves 30 dead in India's western state

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District Collector Harshad Patel informed about the deaths in the unfortunate accident. Meanwhile, Gujarat govt has announced a compensation of Rs 4 lakh for the families of the deceased and a probe has also been ordered into the incident. "We do not know the exact number of injured, but 50 people were in the truck", Mal said. Bhavnagar's in-charge Superintendent of Police said, "The truck fell into a pit when its driver tried to overtake another vehicle". Read More »

Florida Senate votes to name gun program for slain coach

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Six Ray High School teens will lead a March for Our Lives rally in Corpus Christi in a show of solidarity with survivors of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland , Florida. It also institutes a three day waiting period for purchasing a gun, and raises the age to buy one from 18 to 21. "He brought this up during his meetings with Legislators today". Read More »

World's oldest-known 'message in a bottle' found off WA coast

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Perth couple Kym and Tonya Illman found the bottle just north of Wedge Island in January, when her son's vehicle had become bogged in the sand. "(We) were walking across the dunes when I saw something sticking out of the sand so I went to take a closer look", discoverer Tonya Illman said. Read More »

Auto fire 'was attack on female police officer'

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The Press Association reported that police sources said the woman who was driving the vehicle is not a serving officer. Despite reports that it may have been an attack on the PSNI, the female driver - who escaped injury - was confirmed as not being a serving police officer or civilian PSNI staff. Read More »

Trump Organization Ordered Presidential Seals For Trump Golf Courses

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Bates, who owns Eagle Sign, declining to say who the client was. The habit is part of the broader trend of the President and first lady making frequent trips to properties owned and operated by the Trump Organization. Shaub dismissed this argument, saying : "By this logic, no government official could ever misuse his position". Eagle Sign and Design and the Trump Organization did not respond to HuffPost's requests for comment on Monday. Read More »

Biplab Kumar Deb: From gym instructor to Tripura's new chief minister

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Deb further commenting on the new developments said, " Jishnu Deb Burman will work with me as the deputy CM of Tripura". The IPFT had earlier demanded that a tribal leader should be the chief minister. The Manik Sarkar-led CPI-M, who ruled the state for almost 25 years, were thrown out by the BJP in the latest Assembly election. We have sent an invitation to the Prime Minister and to all chief ministers of BJP governments. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi returns from Italy, BJP says he deserted Congress

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The BJP secured 35 seats in the 60-member assembly, while ally IPFT, a tribal-based party, won eight seats. His comments came as several Opposition leaders sought to counter the saffron euphoria over the Tripura victory, citing its small size of voters and Lok Sabha seats. Read More »

UP by-polls: SP-BSP may spring a surprise on Yogi Adityanath

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The move is aimed at gaining back grounds lost to the BJP after the 2017 Assembly elections. The seats were vacated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya after the UP Assembly elections past year. "The BSP is confused.both the SP and BSP are in a state of gloom, and are fighting for their existence". In the interim, the bypoll dates were announced, and the SP fielded candidates from both seats. Read More »

Microsoft co-founder finds lost World War II aircraft carrier near Australia

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The USS Lexington , known as Lady Lex, was part of an allied force that fought three Japanese aircraft carriers between 4 and 8 May, 1942, in the Battle of the Coral Sea . Dubbed as Lady Lex, the vessel was one of the first U.S. aircraft carriers used during Second World War . The Lexington was scuttled by U.S. forces after being struck by several Japanese torpedoes and bombs during the battle. Read More »

Iran foreign minister criticises European Union 'extremism' towards Tehran

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That continued with Iran's armed forces spokesman, Gen. Masoud Jazayeri, who this weekend said over the weekend that Tehran would only give up its missiles when the West abandons nuclear arms. They should not bow down to Iran's demands. Macron also wants an accord to limit Iran's regional meddling, including their warfare on behalf of the Bashar Assad in Syria, where many Iranian proxy groups are fighting. Read More »

Air India to overfly Saudi Arabia to reach Israel, says Netanyahu

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Netanyahu's confirmation comes almost a month after the Israeli newspaper Haaretz first reported the development . The proposed plan was swiftly denied by The Saudi Arabia Aviation Authority who claimed to never have given such permission and that no deal was struck with India or Israel to approve the flight plan. Read More »

Here's How Philando Castile's Legacy Is Helping Thousands Of Students

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Less than two years after he was shot to death by a police officer during a roadside stop, a charity established in his honor has raised more than enough money to erase the school lunch debt of every student in the St. Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who was in the auto with her then 4-year-old daughter, recorded the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook Live . Read More »

Curfew imposed after anti-Muslim attacks in Kandy

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A temporary state of emergency has been declared in Sri Lanka in order to take "stern action" against communal violence in the country, a government spokesperson said today. Sri Lanka's Department of Government Information released a special statement condemning the violence, and ministers including Mangala Samaraweera and Harsha de Silva took to Twitter to denounce the violence. Read More »

Kangana and Rajkumar in Ekta Kapoor's Mental Hai Kya

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The film also stars Rajkummar Rao and is directed by Prakash Kovelamudi and written by Ra. One fame Kanika Dhillon and is co-produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and Karma Media. This could be the most challenging film of her life, Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi , in which she plays Rani Lakshmibai. "She was such a childlike soul whose loss I feel deeply", she mourns. Read More »

Tripura poll results will have no impact in Karnataka, says Siddaramaiah

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP and its allies are also ahead in the Christian-dominated mountainous state of Nagaland , while opposition Congress-ruled Meghalaya is heading for a fractured verdict. If in such the talked alliance forms the government in the state, NPP leader Conrad Sangma name is now being speculated as party's CM face. While regional groups always existed, it is the national parties, mainly the Congress, which have dominated the political landscape. Read More »

Trump threatens tax on European cars

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Trump's new tariffs for the key metals have drawn wide condemnation from business-oriented Republican lawmakers in the USA, as well as key allied trading partners - Canada and the European Union. European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker told German television that the EU will put tariffs on " Harley-Davidson, bourbon and blue jeans ". Read More »

Tripura : Statue of Lenin brought down at Belonia College Square in Agartala

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The CPI (M) described the incident as an example of "Communism phobia", the BJP claimed that the statue was brought down by people "oppressed" by the Left. The BJP-IPFT coalition swept the Assembly elections in Tripura, winning 43 of the 59 seats. There have been reports of sporadic violence and clashes between rival political groups in different parts of Tripura after the election results were declared on Saturday. Read More »

NAFTA negotiators conclude talks on food safety

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He has said he plans to impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum, possibly this week. But he told CNN last week that tariffs would have "tremendous consequences" for the US-Mexico trade relationship. Canada's chief negotiator says the tariffs threat has made the slow-moving negotiations more complex. Round 8 of talks is expected to be held in Washington in April. Read More »

Gun activists alarmed despite Trump cave-in on gun control

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He said he met with the NRA and told the NRA it's time to act. "Ivanka, you've got to do something!" Delta Air Lines Inc. said Friday it's considering ending discounts for all "politically divisive" groups after a firestorm over its decision to terminate a deal with the NRA. Read More »

Saudi Arabia, Egypt sign $10bn mega city deal

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He positioned Ismailia as the Mediterranean gateway for Prince Mohammed's Neom project - a new business and industrial city powered by clean energy that will be built adjacent to Jordan and Egypt on the shores of the Red Sea. Construction will commence in 2019 and is scheduled to complete its first phase by late 2022. Prince Mohammed and Sisi agreed in talks to bolster economic ties and launch joint projects, "particularly in the tourism sector on the Red Sea", Radi said. Read More »

Rajinikanth: I'm confident of ruling like MGR

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Nobody can argue that Jayalalithaa was a great leader and her governance. Tamil Nadu will do to polls in 2021. Superstar Rajinikanth on Monday inaugurated a statue of the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MG Ramachandran at MGR Educational and Research Institute located in the outskirts of Chennai city. Read More »

Pakistan's legislature gets its first Dalit woman Senator

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The election of Krishna Kumari Kohli for the post has garnered a major positive reaction on the social media. Krishna Kumari Kohli, a Dalit woman, was on Saturday elected to the Pakistan Senate, AP reported. Hindu woman elected to Pakistan's senate in historic first . Married at the age of 16, Kumari pursued her education after her marriage, earning a postgraduate degree in sociology. Read More »

There will be no exemptions to US steel tariff

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The paper said Trump's announcement is an "obvious violation" of World Trade Organization ( WTO ) rules. White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Sunday that Trump is not planning to exempt any countries from the tariff hike. But the amounts that they're talking about are also pretty trivial. In the United States , the S&P 500 dropped as much as 1.1 percent before paring its decline. Read More »

Nicole Kidman Surprises Fans On Her Way to the Oscars

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Raised by their aunts after their parents' death, the sisters grew up in a household that was anything but typical - their aunts fed them chocolate cake for breakfast and taught them practical magic . She added: "We're really good sisters". 'I haven't gotten my hair and makeup done yet, ' she said before blowing them a kiss. Bullock quickly quipped: "And really good drinkers". Read More »

M5S and League win, PD lose

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Italian voters have delivered a hung parliament , flocking to anti-establishment and far-right parties in record numbers and casting the eurozone's third-largest economy into a political gridlock that could take months to clear. The Democrats received 25% of the vote in 2013. A solution will probably turn out to be to reach an agreement with the Democratic Party (PD). Renzi resigned on Monday as leader of the PD after the election defeat. Read More »

Democrats outnumber Republicans in early voting

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With early voting in Texas already underway, some analysts say the wave of Democratic voters could bode poorly for prior GOP strongholds. Four years earlier, Republicans outvoted Democrats in early voting in those ten counties 253,019 to 184,489, respectively. Read More »

China to increase 2018 defense budget by 8.1pc

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Beijing claims that it cut 170 million metric tons of steel production over the last five years, and China plans to further cut steel production by 30 million metric tons this year, according to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Zhou Shuying, a delegate to the People's Congress, told Tracy she thinks he should be president forever. There is dissent online, and China's censors are working hard to quash it. Read More »

Ex-Russian spy critically ill after substance exposure

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Both are in a critical condition in intensive care at Salisbury District Hospital. British media identified him as Sergei Skripal , 66, who was convicted in Russian Federation on charges of spying for Britain and sentenced in 2006 to 13 years in prison. Read More »

ISIS releases video footage of Niger ambush that killed 4 U.S. soldiers

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The alleged helmet-camera footage appears to show us soldiers taking fire, returning fire, running and then the viewpoint of the camera falls and remains still as militants fire shots at point blank range. La David Johnson and Staff Sgt. Bryan Black. If the video is authentic, it shows clearly that the USA unit was isolated and exposed in the chaos of the ambush. Read More »

Much of Mass. could see a foot of snow on Wednesday

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The storm left 1.6 million people without power on Friday afternoon and brought life to a complete standstill. A winter storm headed up the eastern seacoast is projected to bring rain, winds up to 60 miles per hour (95 kph) and extreme high tides. Read More »

Parrikar in Mumbai hospital, panel to run govt in absence

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On Thursday, Parrikar was discharged from Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), where he was admitted on February 25 after complaints of dehydration and blood pressure. He was discharged on 22 February and the Goa Chief Minister tabled the state budget for 2018-19 on the same day. "Following doctors' advice, further decision will be taken on whether to shift him overseas for treatment", former BJP MLA Sidharth Kuncalienker informed media persons after meeting Parrikar at his personal ... Read More »

Sen. Thad Cochran Announces Resignation, Citing Health Concerns

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Republicans hold 51 Senate seats, including Cochran's, and are trying to preserve congressional majorities; Democrats hope for an anti-Trump "wave" that would sweep them into power. "He fought relentlessly for MS, from helping our farmers get their crops to market to fighting for our citizens after Hurricane Katrina devastated much of the state", Reeves said. Read More »

Australia's potential 'trade war' with the US

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Defense spending is still about a quarter of US levels, but nevertheless its long-term growth, combined with a more assertive enforcement of China's territorial claims, has rattled some of China's neighbors. "We will stick to the Chinese path in strengthening our armed forces, advance all aspects of military training and war preparedness", Premier Li Keqiang said as he read a report to almost 3,000 delegates at the Great Hall of the People. Read More »

Italy elections: Center-right bloc wins minus majority

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Forces to the left of the outgoing government all did worse than the fascist Brothers of Italy . Because no single party or coalition appears to have won enough support to form a government, Italians may have to endure weeks of political haggling to determine the leader of the next government and who will be in it. Read More »

Our increasingly powerful military is no threat to anyone: China

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Premier Li told lawmakers assembled at an annual session of the National People's Congress ( NPC ), that China meant to cut the jobless rate would be cut below 5.5 per cent. That follows complaints Beijing did too little while Xi focused on amassing power since becoming Communist Party leader in 2012. There have been media reports that China could be building a third aircraft carrier, using a nuclear-powered engine. Read More »

Trump business evicted from Panama luxury hotel

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The move put an end to a 12-day dispute between the Trump Organization and Orestes Fintiklis , a majority owner of the hotel who wanted to scrub the property of the company and its brand. Trump hotel officials turned away Fintiklis and his entourage, refusing to let Fintiklis check into any of his private equity fund's 202 hotel rooms. Read More »

Heavy snowfall expected as storm system moves across Minnesota

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Sometime around sunrise Monday, temperatures are anticipated to fall to the point that rain will change to heavy snow , resulting in a winter storm, said Patrick Ayd, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Bismarck. Plan on hard travel conditions at times, including during both commutes on Wednesday . Dozens of homes in Scituate were damaged by the fierce winds and high tides from the storm and, on Monday, water still filled yards and rocks blocked streets. Read More »

China increases military spending by $175 billion

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Beijing will splash out 1.11 trillion yuan (S$230 billion) on its military, according to a budget report presented before the opening session of the annual National People's Congress. The announcement of China's expenditure on defence is closely followed as an indicator of its strategic intent as Beijing expands its influence worldwide. Read More »

No, Trump didn't fire Jared Kushner and Ivanka

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But Trump's jesting tone belied the fact that the political pressure on Kushner , and to a lesser degree on his wife Ivanka Trump , has probably never been higher. He was reportedly angered by growing scrutiny over Kushner's alleged links to Russian Federation, as well as growing questions about his family's property development business. Read More »

Trump links tariffs to 'fair' NAFTA deal

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Media captionTrump constantly worries about the trade deficit - should we? While coal may see a boost from increased domestic steel production, other parts of the energy industry would suffer. Canada has been closely watching the developments in the USA, because it is the No. 1 seller of both steel and aluminum to the world's largest economy. Read More »

Trump says Obama team launched bogus investigation of him on Russian Federation

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One year ago yesterday, the world woke up to President Donald Trump calling his predecessor, Barack Obama , a "bad (or sick) guy" for supposedly wiretapping Trump's phone during the "very sacred election process". The President's comments come as the Justice Department opens its own investigation into the Obama administration's use of the Clinton-financed "Steele Dossier" to obtain FISA warrants against senior Trump officials in 2016. Read More »

BJP unleashes '80:20' counter to weaken Cong's charges on PNB scam

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But on the day of declaration of results (May 16, 2014), the Finance Minister gave "aashirvaad" (blessing) to seven private companies under 80:20 Gold Scheme. "Chidambaram and Rahul Gandhi must answer why this was passed on the day of the results to benefit these seven companies?" The Union minister added that it was the "height of shamelessness" to take such a decision on May 16. Read More »

Michigan State University students greeting Richard Spencer with protests

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Two months earlier, a 20-year-old man said by law enforcement to harbor Nazi sympathies drove his auto into a crowd of counter-protesters after white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a 32-year-old woman. Anti-fascist counter-protester Heather Heyer was killed and 19 others were injured when suspected Nazi sympathiser James Alex Fields drove his vehicle into a crowd following the aborted rally. Read More »

Negotiations on May's new Brexit offer to start next week

In an interview on Sky News, he suggested the United Kingdom could negotiate both outcomes if it could change the tone of talks with Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. And May said "bold and creative thinking" could lead to solutions for trade in services and other areas. Rhetoric on both sides has turned sharper following the interim accord in December, with European Union officials urging May to give them a clear idea of what her deeply divided government wants on trade and for Northern ... Read More »

China says military no threat, but refuses to reveal budget

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The government released a budget report that will be deliberated at the National People's Congress that opened on Monday. Negotiations and mutual opening of markets were the best ways to resolve trade frictions, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui said at a briefing ahead of China's annual session of parliament , which opens this week. Read More »

Actions to tackle exploitation and abuse agreed with United Kingdom charities

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Ahead of a London summit, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt and the Charity Commission told charities, regulatory bodies and experts that it was a "crucial moment" and "now is the time for action". "From today, DFID will put in place new, enhanced and specific safeguarding standards for the organisations we work with". These standards will include an assessment of codes of conduct, how organisations identify and respond to incidents, and how their risk management places ... Read More »