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Hero policeman traded himself for female hostage, was killed by terrorist

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Interior minister Gerard Collomb tweeted a tribute to the hero officer: "Dead for the Fatherland". Lt Col Beltrame's own 9mm weapon was found close to his body, suggesting he may have died after the terrorist found it. President Emmanuel Macron announced plans for a national ceremony to formally honor him. IS claimed that the attacker was answering its call to target nations in the US -led coalition fighting IS militants in Syria and Iraq. Read More »

Holocaust survivor killed in Paris during anti-Semitic attack

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Prosecutors say Halimi, a 66-year-old Jewish teacher and physician, was murdered by her Muslim neighbor in April partly in connection with her Jewish identity. Ejnes. "The judges will have to decide how the case will proceed, but this is not the same as Sarah Halimi; the government is clearly admitting the anti-Semitism here", he said. Read More »

Mamata to attend dinner hosted by NCP chief Pawar

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Mamata, who was in New Delhi to meet NCP chief Sharad Pawar and other opposition leaders, said, "There is a huge difference between NDA of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee and now". "I was a part of that government, even now there are some good people but they are sidelined". Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress supremo, said that the state administration permitted certain organisations that celebrate Ram Navami for more than a decade to conduct processions with traditional weapons but ... Read More »

China & India warm up with 101 trade pacts

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India and China were locked in a 73-day stand-off at Doklam in the eastern section of their border. It shows that when incidents like Doklam happened previous year, it means that we were not frank enough and candid enough with each other. Read More »

European Union tells Erdogan they have common interests but also challenges

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The operation is being carried out under the framework of Turkey's rights based on global law, UN Security Council resolutions, its self-defense rights under the UN charter, and respect for Syria's territorial integrity, it said. Brussels has also repeatedly criticised the post-coup crackdown, which has seen almost 160,000 people detained, including dozens of journalists. Juncker also praised the success of Turkey-EU refugee agreement as it showed "visible results". Read More »

At least 48 dead in massive Russian mall fire, report says

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The tragedy has already launched a series of checks into compliance with fire safety regulations across the country. "The fire exits were blocked", Svetlana Petrenko, a spokeswoman for the committee, said in a statement. "His mother, father, and a younger sibling all died", Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said. Investigators and witnesses said emergency exits were locked shut and alarm systems were not working at the Winter Cherry shopping centre in the Siberian city of Kemerovo. Read More »

White House Doesn't Deny Trump Campaign Violated Law With Stormy Daniels Payment

President Trump "consistently" denied allegations made by a porn star that she had a sexual relationship with him in 2006, the White House said on Monday. Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti complained in the course of the 60 Minutes film that the veiled threat that was allegedly made against his client in 2011 was effectively repeated in the filing of a lawsuit earlier this month by Trump's legal team claiming United States dollars 20 million in damages against her with a further USD 1 ... Read More »

Suspicious Packages Sent to DC Military Bases Contained Explosive Materials

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At approximately 11 a.m., Naval Support Facility Dahlgren in King George County, Va. also received a suspicious package that was found to be safe, officials said. The suspicious materials were picked up on security scans and the package has been rendered harmless. The FBI is now examining all the packages, some of which contained materials found in explosive devices, though it's unclear whether the parcels contained working bombs. Read More »

Mitch McConnell Wants to Take Hemp Off the Controlled Substance List

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McConnell said he will introduce a bill to legalize hemp as an "agricultural commodity", according to a CNN report. "Hemp has played a foundational role in Kentucky's agriculture heritage, and I believe that it can be an important part of our future", Leader McConnell said during the press conference. Read More »

Netflix making live-action Carmen Sandiego movie

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According to Deadline , Rodriguez is producing the film as part of her newly launched company, I Can and I Will, and is teaming up with producers Kevin Misher and Caroline Fraser of Misher Films. But if Jane the Virgin really ends after season 5 , Rodriguez will have plenty of time on her hands to do more. In addition to the bestselling series of games , and the popular television series, Carmen Sandiego has starred in books and comics, and even inspired Carmen Sandiego Day ... Read More »

Motion reveals Pulse gunman's father was FBI informant

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Though gunman Omar Mateen died during his attack, his wife, Noor Salman , soon came under suspicion for involvement, and she's now on trial for "providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization and obstruction for justice" because, in the eyes of prosecutors, she may have known parts of what Mateen was planning. Read More »

UK Authorities Raid Cambridge Analytica Office in London

Cambridge Analytica is accused of harvesting personal data of Facebook users to influence elections in several countries including the United States presidential elections. "We have a basic responsibility to protect peoples' data". For the social media data security guidelines, the ministry referred CERT-IN, Advisory Note CIAD-2018-0012 which lays down the best practices on security to be followed by social media users in order to safeguard personally identifiable information on social ... Read More »

Spain to try Catalan separatist leaders for rebellion

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That vote had been swiftly followed by the Catalan parliament's declaration of independence on October 27. Ponsati, who is a professor at Scotland's University of St. Germany's criminal code includes the crime of high treason. The crisis in the Spanish region of Catalonia intensified on Saturday as the parliament in Barcelona suspended a regional presidential election and Spanish authorities renewed requests for the arrests of exiled leaders. Read More »

Police question Netanyahu for a second time over telecom corruption case

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Hefetz, a former spokesman for the Netanyahu family, agreed to turn state witness earlier this month, becoming the third former Netanyahu associate to cut such a deal in recent months. Israel's attorney general is now reviewing the police recommendations, a process that could take months, and will decide whether to indict Netanyahu on the charges. Read More »

Zuma Receives Summons To Appear In Court On Corruption Charges

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Zuma is accused of taking kickbacks before he became president in 2009 from the $5 billion purchase of fighter jets, patrol boats and military equipment manufactured by five European firms. It's now official - in just 11 days Zuma will have to present himself at the High Court in Durban to make his first appearance on fraud and corruption charges. Read More »

Canada Joins Western Campaign and Expels Russian Diplomats

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Steps taken by some European Union countries in the wake of alleged poisoning of the former Russian intelligence officer and British spy Sergei Skripal aim to fan confrontation with Russia, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said on Monday at a meeting with the German ambassador to Russia, Rudiger von Fritsch. Read More »

Is Kim Jong-un in China? No confirmation, but 'speculation rife'

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Regardless, the secretive Beijing arrival reveals that China was not going to passively give Trump the diplomatic victory of claiming Kim's first foreign trip. Talks between North and South Korean officials to plan the rare inter-Korean summit are expected to take place on Thursday. Despite the recent history of rough relations, China remains North Korea's treaty ally and its main trading partner and point of contact with the outside world. Read More »

Facing unfriendly new map, Pennsylvania GOP congressman will retire

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The decision was first reported by City & State Pennsylvania, shocking Republicans who viewed the 41-year-old Costello as a rising star. In becoming the 38th House Republican to retire, resign, or pursue another office, Costello gives Democrats what local sources tell us is a better-than-even chance to pick up one of the 25 seats they need to take control of the House this fall. Read More »

Severe Storms on the Way for Shreveport Bossier

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Some of those storms could be strong to borderline severe. Here's the Deal: A small upper level disturbance could put all the moisture and warm air the Big Country has received into action Monday morning. Off-and-on showers are expected to stick around the area through Tuesday. We should see temps in the low 40's on Friday morning. Rain continues to linger today with temperatures climbing at best into the low and middle 50s. Read More »

Marseilles firefighters respond to house fire

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In a statement released on Sunday night, family said Sarah returned home from shopping to discover the fire, which tore through the home about 1pm. The floor collapsed under the firefighters as they were searching for victims, Howley said. Read More »

Pineapple Express may trigger mudslides in California

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All evacuation orders were lifted as of 5 p.m., Buschow said. Officials have warned enough rain could hit California's burn-areas to trigger a potentially unsafe debris flow, like the deadly mudslides in Montecito on January 9 that killed 21 people and destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses. Read More »

Malaysian government calls for 10-year jail sentence 'fake news'

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The bill was proposed in parliament, before a national election which is set within weeks. Opposition lawmaker Ong Kian Ming described the bill as an "attack on the press and an attempt to instill fear" as elections loom. Human rights group Amnesty International called for the bill to be scrapped immediately. Paulsen said the bill also does not clearly define the severity of the fake news required to attract criminal culpability, nor the defences open to persons accused of the offence. Read More »

Dollars 60 billion United States tariff wall triggers China biz war

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Within 15 days, USTR will come up with a proposed list of products that will face higher tariffs. China has warned America that "American consumers and enterprises will bear the brunt" of a trade war with China. The U.S. trade deficit with China in goods alone was $375 billion previous year, an 8 percent increase from 2016. American industry, and United States agriculture in particular, as well as members of the president's own Republican party have voiced strident opposition to Trump's ... Read More »

Trump expels 60 Russian diplomats over United Kingdom nerve agent attack

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Germany , Ukraine, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Estonia, Italy, Poland, and Lithuania all announced that they would be asking Russian diplomats to leave. "The United States took a very bad step by cutting what very little still remains in terms of Russian-American relations", he said. Although the Russian government has been notified of the expulsions, the issue did not come up when Trump and Russian President President Vladmir Putin spoke by phone last week. Read More »

Memorial for French terror attack victims

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The French president said that security services were studying a claim of responsibility by the so-called Islamic State. The news of Beltrame's death was first announced by France's interior minister, who said in a Twitter post: "Dead for his country". Read More »

Sensex trades flat, Nifty remains below 10000 on weak global cues

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Meanwhile, engineering, procurement and construction major KEC International today said it has bagged orders worth Rs 2,419 crore in power transmission and railways businesses in domestic and international markets. The US Dow Jones Industrial Average also ended 1.77 per cent lower Friday. The stock market will take cues from overseas trends amid growing concerns of a global trade war and may see volatile sessions in view of derivatives expiry in a holiday-shortened week ahead, say experts. Read More »

China hits back at Trump

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It also takes aim at Chinese cyber and intellectual property theft of US technology. "Obviously if USA prices increase you're going to see an impact", said council vice president Karl Littler. "At the moment, it's very hard for the two sides to sit down and talk because the Trump administration seems determined to go this way regardless of China's manoeuvres", said He Weiwen, a senior fellow at the Center for China and Globalization (CCG), a Beijing-based think tank. Read More »

Parents abused daughter after she refused arranged marriage

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The 16-year-old's parents allegedly threw hot cooking oil on her and beat her with broomsticks. She was located in mid-March when she was taken in by an organization that cared for her after she ran away, KSAT reported. Salazar said the Federal Bureau of Investigation is also looking into the girl's disappearance. "It's possible that other charges might apply". Maarib and her five siblings, aged between five and 15, have been placed under the custody of Child Protective Services. Read More »

Fears Glasgow building could collapse after Sauchiehall Street fire

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Although surrounding buildings were saved, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service commented that the whole nightclub building was affected throughout. Firefighters were dampening down the area on Friday, with several appliances involved. Ch Insp Audrey Hand, of Police Scotland, said cordons would remain in place and urged the public to have patience and work with officers. Concerns were raised around the fate of nearby buildings including the historic Pavilion Theatre, but the worst of the ... Read More »

Why Messi may not play Argentina's match against Spain

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The five-time Ballon d'Or victor was said to have been ruled out with an "overload" injury but was named to subs bench by Argentina boss Jorge Sampaoli . He said: "It is a harsh result". "I have been having trouble with the hamstring for some time now, so we chose to rest to prepare for what is coming". Read More »

No suggestions of ball tampering during Ashes - Broad

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While it could be argued that Bancroft took the sugar because of the scorching heat on the field, one can't help but wonder, especially after the latest incident, whether the Australians have been cheating since a while now. Steve Smith (capt) and Cameron Bancroft (L) of Australia during day 3 of the 3rd Sunfoil Test match between South Africa and Australia. The series between Australia and South Africa has had its fair share of controversy, with vice-captain Warner involved in a ... Read More »

Corbyn 'sincerely sorry' for anti-Semitism 'in pockets of Labour'

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In a statement posted to Facebook , Corbyn condemned antisemitism and promised to "stamp out" any form of antisemitism in and around the labour movement. Corbyn stressed he is "opposed to the production of anti-Semitic material of any kind, and the defense of free speech can not be used as a justification for the promotion of anti-Semitism in any form". Read More »

StormTracker 13: Sunday morning forecast

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We think at best 1 to 3 inches on grassy areas in metro Denver and that may be generous. Otherwise, the last week of March will finally bring the spring weather that has sheepishly been in the background. I'm timing the rain to arrive during the afternoon hours on Monday and continue that night before slowly ending on Tuesday . The cool, dry air will dominate the state tomorrow , limiting afternoon highs in the low 60s. Read More »

Beijing warns of 'people's war' against US

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ASIAN stock markets skidded and the United States dollar fell on Friday while gold rose, as the USA and China continued to fuel fears of a long-drawn trade war with proposed trade tariffs against each other. government debt. China said that it would impose its own set of counter-tariffs only if the two countries were unable to resolve their trade differences. Read More »

Pope tells young people to keep shouting

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The pope's message comes on the heels of a meeting of young Catholics who told the Vatican they want a more transparent and authentic church. Before his traditional Sunday prayer at the end of Mass, the pope recalled the importance World Youth Day, marked this year on Palm Sunday at a diocesan level rather than as a big global gathering. Read More »

Iowa family found dead inside vacation condo in Mexico

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Louis on March 21 and attend the Southwest Community College basketball game in Danville, Illinois on Thursday. The Iowa family had been dead for more than a day-about 36 to 48 hours-before their bodies were discovered in the Tulum-based condominium they were renting, according to a Facebook post from the Quintana Roo prosecutor's office. Read More »

Inside Meghan Markle's Relationship With the Queen

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Meghan Markle's father will reportedly walk her down the aisle. "Tom misses his daughter terribly". "She was introduced to it by her friend Millie Makintosh". Doria , 61, met Harry at last year's Invictus Games in Toronto, and the Princehas described her as "amazing". Men are instructed to wear "Uniform, Morning Coat or Lounge suit " and women "Day Dress with hat". Read More »

Zimbabwe loss opens WC door for Afghanistan and Ireland

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Ireland and Afghanistan - who play each other on Friday (March 23) - now have the chance to be the second team from the qualifiers to play in the 2019 event. They then recovered with useful contributions from Peter Moor (39), Sikandar Raza (34), Craig Ervine (22) and Sean Williams. Even when Williams was dismissed at 206/6, Zimbabwe's target of 24 off their final 18 balls appeared to be within reach. Read More »

Tough talk on global trade escalates as Trump claims results

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He says the move will make the USA a "much stronger, much richer nation". The Commerce Ministry announcement Friday made no mention of jetliners, soybeans or other products that are the biggest US exports to China by value. Despite Trump's confident words, business groups and Republican lawmakers are anxious his tariffs could undercut actions they have welcomed in his first year. Read More »

Philadelphia Phillies sign ex-Wildcat Scott Kingery to 6-year contract

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It also sends a message to the team, the fans, and anyone else who still unsure - even after the signings of free agents Jake Arrieta and Carlos Santana - of the Phillies' attitude moving forward. Kapler, however, was not yet ready to put that on the record. In a fairly unprecedented deal that could be worth as much as $63.5 million if each option is picked up, the Phillies are betting big on a player who hasn't played a single Major League game, and honestly, it's a risk worth taking. Read More »

Airline worker caught with 9 pounds of cocaine taped to legs

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An airline crew member found himself in hot water with U.S. Customs and Border Protection after he allegedly tried to smuggle cocaine through JFK Airport last week. The CBP said Hall was detained after he realized he "could not get a leg up" on their officers. Large quantities of narcotics continue to infiltrate the USA due to relentless efforts of drug traffickers taking advantage of America's deteriorating opioid epidemic. Read More »

Female victim in Maryland school shooting dies

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The teenage girl who was shot in the halls of her Maryland high school has died, the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office announced Friday. A 14-year-old boy who was shot in the thigh during the encounter was released from a hospital Wednesday. Read More »

Egyptian police kill six suspects after vehicle bombing targets security chief

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Ambulances transported the victims to a nearby hospital. Mustafa al-Nimr, who is said to have not been present and therefore survived the attack. This article has been adapted from its original source . "On Saturday March 24 an explosive device planted underneath a auto exploded.as the Alexandria security chief drove by", the interior ministry statement said. Read More »

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Apologizes in Full-Page Newspaper Ads

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The breach involves misused data from millions of Facebook users. The data collection can be turned off in a user's settings, and all previously collected call and text history shared on the app will be deleted, Facebook said. The letter is written in light of the data leaks with regard to the Cambridge Analytica revelations. A Facebook spokesperson told CBS News the ads appeared Sunday in the U.K.'s Sunday Times , Sunday Telegraph , Observer, Mail on Sunday , Sunday Mirror and ... Read More »

Britain tells Israel to treat Palestinian children better

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Tamimi will be credited with four months of time served in the pea deal and receive a fine of $1,441. Gaby Lasky, the Tamimis's lawyer, told the Israeli magazine +972 in January that even charging Ahed's mother with incitement for her live video broadcast was "very risky for freedom of the press". Read More »

Richmond woman charged with robbing Henrico bank

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Mitchell is being held on $200,000 cash-only bond. Deputies say that Whitaker Bank on Main Street in Clay City was robbed sometime after 3 p.m. The suspect was caught on camera jumping on the counter and demanded money while displaying a handgun. Read More »