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K'taka to vote on May 12; EC to probe date leak

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Amid the controversy over data leakage surrounding social media giant Facebook , Election Commission chief O.P. Rawat on Tuesday gave a thumbs up to the beleaguered company saying that it would remain the election body's social media partner during the Karnataka assembly elections. Read More »

Congress party initiates impeachment process against CJI Dipak Misra

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Sources said that Congress leaders were busy obtaining the signatures of Rajya Sabha members belonging to the DMK, Samajwadi Party , NCP and Left parties, which had conveyed their support to the principal opposition party on the matter. Before taking the final stand, senior leaders Anand Sharma, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ahmed Patel are conducting extensive internal discussions. Besides Justice Chelameswar, the other judges were justices Ranjan Gogoi, Kurian Joseph and Madan B Lokur. Read More »

High-level talks on Afghanistan to open in Uzbekistan

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Another newspaper, the Daily Afghanistan-e-Ma also appreciated Tashkent for hosting the global conference on Afghanistan, saying that it is an important step towards bolstering the peace process in the war-torn country. Moscow has rejected the claims. He said that bringing Taliban to the dialogue table and establishing peace and stability in Afghanistan was a shared responsibility of the global community. Read More »

Sambhaji Bhide has backing of Modi: Prakash Ambedkar

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Thousands of Dalits from across the country visit Bhima Koregaon village to pay tributes to Mahar soldiers in British Army who defeated the Peshwa's army on 1 January 1818. "We have written a letter to the Union government on November 13, 2015, with new cases against Sanatan Sanstha", Fadnavis said. "However, if action is not initiated against Bhide by Maharashtra government, then we know how to deal with it at the appropriate time.we know how to make the prime minister or the chief ... Read More »

Kansas water park official could face murder charge

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Henry, 62, was frequently referenced in a grand jury indictment unsealed on Friday that charged the Schlitterbahn Waterpark of Kansas City, Kan., and director of operations Tyler Austin Miles with involuntary manslaughter, aggravated endangerment of a child and aggravated battery. Read More »

White Sox rehire man who wrongly spent decades in prison

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Nevest Coleman was arrested in 1994 for the rape and murder of a young woman named Antwinica Bridgeman. The complaint said that in April 1994, Mr. Coleman's mother asked him to investigate a bad smell coming from the basement of their apartment building in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Read More »

NXIVM leader appears in federal court

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On March 14 and April 13, records show, more than a dozen contributions poured into Clinton's coffers from NXIVM , an executive and group-awareness training organization led by Brooklyn-born Keith Raniere, 47. They also had to stick to very low calorie diets as Raniere preferred extremely thin women, according to the complaint. "As punishment for not following orders, women were forced to attend classes where they were 'forced to wear fake cow udders over their breasts while people called ... Read More »

Revamped US-South Korea trade deal tackles pharma, currency issues

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South Korea will also increase its annual cap for cars that meet USA safety standards but not Korean standards to 50,000 from 25,000 per manufacturer. Through this deal, United States will be able to achieve a 30 percent reduction in steel imports by volume and value, said the senior administration official. Read More »

Japan School Scandal Official Says Abe Didn't Order Cover-Up

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The scandal first emerged past year when Asahi reported that educational foundation Moritomo Gakuen, with alleged ties to Abe and his wife, bought government land for a fraction of the price of comparable plots. Yasunori Kagoike, former head of school operator Moritomo Gakuen, claimed Monday that he had contact about once a month with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's wife, Akie, once appointed as honorary principal of an elementary school planned by the group. Read More »

Vietnam Era Veterans Day Celebration

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Featured speaker will be Chip Tansill, director of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, and an Army veteran who was deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1990. "York County owns Vietnam War veterans day as far as I'm concerned". The names of Virginians who lost their lives during the war are etched into the glass at the Virginia War Memorial. Read More »

White House Counsel Investigating Loans to Kushner

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According to David Apol , general counsel and director of Office of Government Ethics, in a letter to the congressman, said that he is now under the process of discussing the issue with White House to make sure that they have started the process of confirming any facts to ensure that the loan did not breach any law or regulation. Read More »

Stocks Soar Higher as Trade War Fears Ease, Dow Climbs 685 Points

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All three major USA indexes ended up more than 2 per cent yesterday following reports that the United States and China were willing to renegotiate tariffs and trade imbalances. Tech stocks, among the best performing sectors of the bull market, have been under pressure recently as concerns about government regulation stemming from their strong growth and privacy questions surrounding Facebook (FB.O). Read More »

WaPo: Trump Pushes Military To Fund Border Wall

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After floating the notion to several advisers last week, he told Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., that the military should pay for the wall in a meeting last Wednesday in the White House residence, according to three people familiar with the meeting. Read More »

'Welcome to the revolution': Parkland students lead emotional March for Lives rally

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Stoneman Douglas High School senior Emma Gonzalez found herself the unlikely face of a movement in the wake of the mass shooting tragedy that cost the lives of 17 of her classmates and teachers in February. Baldwin has still not deleted his post at the time of this writing even as the image is being widely debunked as a fake online. At left is @tyler_mitchell's photo of @Emma4Change for the cover of @TeenVogue . Read More »

Pope says he's 'saddened' by Russian mall fire

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It said a criminal probe has been opened and that five people were arrested including an official of the mall's security firm who is suspected of deactivating the public address system when the fire broke out. His parents and younger brother died in the fire . Twenty people were saved from the burning building, Tass reported, and about 100 others were evacuated. Read More »

Maryland school gunman died of self-inflicted gunshot, police say

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A 14-year-old boy was shot in the thigh during the encounter. "Rollins continued walking through the school, and was confronted by School Resource Officer", the sheriff's office states. "I was just shot at my school", he tells the dispatcher. The sheriff praised Gaskill, a six-year veteran in his first year at the high school, at the time of the shooting for containing the situation in less than a minute. Read More »

Apple unveils pencil support for cheapest iPad

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Cook and friends - including other Apple executives like Joswiak, as well as current and former teachers - devoted the first portion of the event to touting all things Apple, including the programming language Swift, Apple's 200,000 app offerings for education and the way iPads can empower students and teachers in the classrooms. Read More »

Former radio jockey hacked to death at his studio in Kerala

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According to a report in The Times of India , Rajesh alias Rasikan Rajesh , who was 36-years-old, was killed in his own studio. Investigations are underway and police are still not clear about the motive behind this attack. The police have registered a case of murder in the said incident and also suspect the involvement of a gang in the crime. While Rajesh succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, his friend is undergoing treatment. Read More »

Countries sponsoring terrorism pay U.S. for support: Iran diplomat

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Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that the US measures were "illegal and provocative", proving the USA inherent hostility against Tehran. He stressed that coalition countries have the right to legitimate self-defense as stipulated in Article 51 of the Charter of the United Nations and preserving the Kingdom's right to retaliate against Iran at the appropriate time and form guaranteed by worldwide law and the inherent right to defend its territory, people and interests under global ... Read More »

Meet Marvia Malik, Pakistan's first transgender news anchor

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Malik explained she was brought to tears when she was offered the job. Last week the 21-year-old also debuted as the first trans model at Pakistan Fashion Design Council's annual show shortly before her first broadcast. The news soon went viral on social media with many appreciating the move by the media organisation. This news comes weeks after the Pakistan Senate approved a bill that empowers members of the transgender community to determine their own gender identity. Read More »

Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) Stake Boosted by Axa

Volume is the indicator at which chartists constantly look to determine whether or not a move in the markets, a sector or a single issue, has conviction. RSI is charted on a scale of 0-100 points. Checking in on some other technical levels, the 14-day RSI is now at 50.14, the 7-day stands at 48.27, and the 3-day is sitting at 39.41. Read More »

Estimated 20K attend 'March for Our Lives' rally in Parkland

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David Hogg , a Marjory Stoneman Douglas student and one of the leaders of the #NeverAgain movement , called on the crowd to focus on upcoming midterm elections, urging first-time voters to head to the polls and railing against lawmakers who accept donations from the National Rifle Association. Read More »

Warriors Expect Curry To Miss First Round

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While Curry would like to prove Kerr wrong and return as soon as possible, it's more likely the Warriors will refuse to rush Curry back into action - and that presents the team with a challenge, one it has encountered before. Cook has played well in the stead of Curry, who has averaged 8.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg and 0.9 apg compared to just 2.6 ppg, 0.9 rpg and 0.9 apg when the two-time MVP is in the lineup. Read More »

Snow to end Tuesday morning; 2 more storm systems lined up

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Saturday: Drier conditions are anticipated for the weekend. Localized, heavy snow showers that can rapidly reduce visibility are possible in parts of Dauphin, Lebanon, Lancaster, Northumberland and Schuylkill counties. Some sun will fade behind increasing clouds; a shower in spots late this afternoon. High of 81 degrees. An isolated strong storm will again be possible Thursday . Read More »

LA Attorney General to release decision on shooting death of Alton Sterling

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Officer Howie Lake II helped wrestle Sterling to the ground, but Lake didn't fire his gun. At that time, The Advocate reported that attorney Brandon DeCuir, one of the attorneys representing the Sterling family, said the family wants to review the footage and information gathered from the July 5, 2016, fatal shooting to advance their civil lawsuit. Read More »

Trump follows, then quickly unfollows, CNN on Twitter

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Trump's relatively high rating is only four points behind the rating of former Presidents Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan at this point in their presidencies, after having shot up from a low of 35% in December 2017 and February of this year. Read More »

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation expels seven Russian diplomats over ex-spy poisoning

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Australia, Ireland, NATO and Moldova on Tuesday joined the wave of nations and groups expelling Russian diplomats over the nerve-agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain . The provocative gesture of the so-called solidarity of these countries with London, which blindly followed the British authorities in the so-called "Skripal case" and which never got around to sort out the circumstances of the incident, is a continuation of the confrontational policy to escalate the situation. Read More »

Australia hints at possible World Cup boycott over nerve agent attack

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Tuesday, Russia's ambassador to the United States criticized the White House for the timing of the expulsions - which came just hours after a fire at a shopping center in the Siberian city of Kemerovo Monday that killed 64 people . Spokeswomen for the White House and the state department, along with Haley and U.S. ambassador to Moscow, Jon Huntsman, condemned the alleged Russian attack. Read More »

Lovesick Maryland High School Shooter Killed Himself, Says Sheriff

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Desmond Barnes, a 14-year-old student, was struck in the leg by the same bullet that hit Willey, the sheriff said. Rollins was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Rollins had exchanged gunfire. Authorities said Rollins then shot himself in the head and at the same time, Gaskill fired a shot that struck the gun that was in Rolllins' hand. Read More »

ICC officials to visit Pakistan for Windies T20I series

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Kamran, 36, misses out despite notching 425 runs in 13 Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches, including a century and four half-centuries for Peshawar Zalmi. Likewise, Imad Wasim and Rumman Raees have also been left out. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Najam Sethi believes the success at which the play-off stage of the recently concluded Pakistan Super League (PSL) was conducted in Pakistan will convince more worldwide teams to visit the Asian country in the future. Read More »

Police shot Stephon Clark. Then their bodycams went mute

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The shooting followed the one and only command - and with less than one second following - in which an officer can be heard saying "Put your hands up", immediately followed by "gun!" and a barrage of bullets. No more "I feared for my life" as a an excuse to justify killing people", Faison said. "It would not be justification to shoot him in the backyard". On Sunday, Crump told CNN that police showed no "humanity" toward Clark after he had been shot. Read More »

Utah State Women's Tennis Sweeps Montana, 7-0

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The Lions had a strong start in doubles, winning two out of three matches. Silvia Ambrosio (PU), 6-0, 6-2 No. 2 - Brienne Minor (U-M) d. In a dual match with Metro State, Palacios was almost upset before coming back to win in three sets. Read More »

What You Need to Know About John Bolton

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I'm still opposed to numerous foreign policy positions espoused by this group, as well as by Max Boot, who has also found his voice as a trenchant Trump critic. Bolton hasn't even revised his position. Compared with the rag-tag bunch from the Obama years who led from behind and considered the Islamic State a JV team, the contrast could not be more stark. Read More »

BJP chief Amit Shah accuses Congress of dividing Hindus in K'taka

Picking up from the aforementioned two incidents Rahul Gandhi joked on Twitter that since the "BJP IT cell had announced Karnataka elections", it was time to give a sneak preview of Congress" "top-secret-campaign video'. The BJP president also claimed that their party will win with a majority in the upcoming Karnataka Elections. Though, Shah quickly realised his gaffe and corrected himself, the video clip soon went viral on social media, mostly by the supporters of Congress. Read More »

Stocks bounce on report of US-China trade talks

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The levies are expected to affect $689 million worth of Chinese steel and aluminium exports to the United States, according to data published by the Peterson Institute for International Economics. tariffs on steel and aluminium by declaring plans to levy additional duties on up to $3 billion of United States imports. According to BMCE statistics about AIDS occurrence among Beijing's colleges and universities released on March 20, 1,244 college students in Beijing are infected with HIV, ... Read More »

Shanghai Crude Oil Futures Debut

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In dollar-terms, Chinese crude prices are trading between Brent and WTI. The contract for delivery in September opened about 6 per cent higher at 440.20 yuan (US$69.70) a barrel at 9:01am. The hope that behind-the-scenes talks between the U.S. and China will prevent a looming trade war between the world's two biggest economies also supported global markets, including crude oil futures. Read More »

Cynthia Nixon holds first press conference in Albany ahead of primary

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On Sunday, Cuomo reiterated the need for better accounting of how education dollars are spent, noting that the poorest neighborhoods lag behind in resources. It's been known as "three men in a room", because the governor and the two majority party legislative leaders hash out details in private in the governor's office. Read More »

Karnataka election 2018 dates announced

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Rawat's statement came in reply to a question by a reporter who asked how some people associated with the Bhartiya Janata Party ( BJP ) are circualting the Karnataka election dates before the Election Commission . Let me announce the dates and see if they are the same... The Election Commission said they "will look into leaks" on dates. To a question on whether the Commission would announce new dates if it is found that there has been a leak of the election schedule, Rawat chose to remain ... Read More »

Patient mistreated by ambulance driver dies in Kerala

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The patient video has gone viral on the social media where the injured man was lying on a stretcher. He was rushed to Thrissur Medical College Hospital in an ambulance with the victim left to the mercy of the driver as there was no one to assist him. Read More »

China Targets $3 Billion of US Goods in Tariff Spat

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In a second phase, a 25 percent duty would be imposed on a eight goods totaling almost $2 billion, including pork and aluminium scrap, after "further evaluating the impact of the USA measures on China", it said in a statement . Hua also justified China's Dollars 375 billion trade surplus saying the Chinese products boosted consumer confidence in U.S. and prevented inflations.Trade war will harm consumer interest and financial market interests, she said, pointing out the big plunge in the ... Read More »