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Homophobic Presidential Candidate Loses in Costa Rica

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He quickly conceded defeat to a crowd of disappointed supporters, thanked God, and congratulated Carlos Alvarado on his triumph. Alvarado Quesada won the election with more than 60 percent of the vote. He counts Pink Floyd as one of his favourite groups. Carlos Alvarado, in contrast, ran on a broad campaign to tackle the priorities identified by his Citizens' Action Party, which has been in power since 2014 under outgoing President Luis Guillermo Solis.Those issues include reining in a ... Read More »

Cambridge Analytica predecessor had access to secret MoD information

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According to a report in UK's Channel 4 News, the cache of campaign data from a Cambridge Analytica source details 136,000 individuals in the USA state of Colorado, "along with each person's personality and psychological profile". An official statement issued last month had said: "Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, has issued a notice.to Cambridge Analytica, wherein the serious breach of propriety and misuse of data meant to profile and influence voting ... Read More »

China's Tiangong-1 space lab set to fall to Earth

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Stargazers hoping to see the Chinese space station this weekend can also check Aerospace Corporation, a non-profit research organisation in California. Weighing 19,000 lbs, it is approximately the size of a small school bus. "Only one person has ever been recorded as being hit by a piece of space debris and, fortunately, she was not injured". Read More »

Tiangong-1 Space Station Mostly Burned Up On Reentry

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China Manned Space Agency confirmed the return of Tiangong-1, adding " Most parts were burned up in the re-entry process". A statement by the U.S. Air Force's Joint Force Space Component Command (JFSCC) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California said that the spacecraft reentered at approximately 8:16 p.m. Read More »

Snow and sleet moves out, cold night ahead

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Expect rain and snow before 9 p.m. Sunday , then a chance of snow between 9 p.m. and midnight, according to the National Weather Service . There are a few factors working against high snow totals. Some minor accumulations are possible on area roadways. The largest accumulations may be seen in higher elevations and on grass. Tuesday is expected to be slightly warmer with a high of 46 degrees, and cloudy. Read More »

Somalia: Al-Shabaab raids AU military base, kills 59

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The attacks began on Sunday morning when two vehicle bombs exploded outside the African Union base in the town of Bulo Mareer, 100 miles southwest of Mogadishu , according to Abdifatah Haji Abdulle, the deputy commissioner of Lower Shabelle. Read More »

Lavrov Says Russia To Expel Same Number Of Envoys As West

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Moscow has denied involvement and announced Thursday that it would expel the same number of diplomats from each nation. "Russia should have found different mechanisms to respond without such radical measures", Zykov said. The U.S. isn't ruling out further steps against Russia, Nauert said. Speaking to reporters Friday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov insisted that "Russia didn't start any diplomatic wars", and "remains open for developing good ties". Read More »

Lawrence Police Officers Injured Trying To Arrest Carjacking Suspect

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Police Chief Randy Fandal says the three put themselves in harm's way to help an officer and added, "This is why we love our community". It's not clear if the suspect fired any shots back at the officer. The officers were taken to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and released that night. The case will be turned over to a grand jury to determine if the shooting was justified. Read More »

Governor of Kemerovo Region resigns

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Aman Tuleyev , 73, who had been in his post in Kemerovo for nearly 21 years and was a loyal ally of Vladimir Putin said in a video address that he had asked the president if he could leave. Chanting slogans such as "the truth", protesters at Tuesday's demonstration demanded the resignation of Tuleev. Initial investigations have indicated that blocked fire exits , a faulty alarm system that did not function, a sprinkler system that also did not work, and gross violation of safety rules ... Read More »

Bhagalpur Violence: BJP minister's son Arijit Shashwat arrested for rioting

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Additional District and Sessions Judge Kumud Ranjan turned down the bail plea filed by the 38-year-old Shashwat. "As a law-abiding citizen, I surrendered myself before police as per the court order". Last week, a case was lodged against Shashwat for taking out a procession without prior permission, inciting communal passion and roaming on the streets with arms in Bhagalpur . Read More »

Shark attacks boarder off Hawaii coast

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According to the DLNR's website, there were six reported shark incidents in Hawaii past year: three on Oahu, one on Maui and two on Kauai. He was initially medi-vaced to the North Hawaii Hospital in Waimea then transferred to the Queen's Medical Center on Oahu. Read More »

Governor in Asansol with message of peace

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Shahnawaz Hussain, BJP national spokesperson and one of the members of the team led by vice-president and Rajya Sabha MP Om Prakash Mathur, said they get to Asansol "by any means necessary". "I can not say why he visited only some chosen areas but it's not a surprise to me". Earlier, the state administration had advised the governor not to visit Durgapur, as it would be hard to provide security for him. Read More »

Chiranjeevi, Nayanthara's looks in Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy unveiled

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In Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy , Chiranjeevi is playing the title role and the film is based on Rayalaseema freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy . And this is the predominant reason why he agreed to do a cameo in the period drama. Nayanthara Shocking Remuneration As per the latest reports, Nayanthara has now hiked her fee and is charging Rs 5 crore per film. Read More »

8 militants killed, one captured in three separate encounters in Kashmir

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Last night, the Anantnag Police along with 19 Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF conducted a search operation in the Shishtargam, which led to some exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists in the area on Sunday. Scores of students of Kashmir University staged a protest at varsity campus in Srinagar against the killings. They were injured in troops' firing on protesters and succumbed at a local hospital. Read More »

11-foot alligator pulled out of residential swimming pool

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Homeowner Patricia Carver told WFLA that the alligator broke through her screened-in porch to enter the pool. Carver's husband woke up when he heard the commotion. At around midnight, the deputies posted a picture of the alligator swimming in the pool, with the caption: "Just when you think your #TweetFromTheBeat is off to a slow start". Read More »

VK Singh Leaves For Iraq To Bring Back Bodies Of 39 Indians

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The minister has confirmed that the families of the deceased have been informed. Arrangements have been made to transport the remains of the 31 from Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to their homes when the bodies reach on Monday, Deputy Commissioner, Amritsar, Kamaldeep Singh Sangha said on Sunday. Read More »

Kosovo opens investigation into extradition of Turkish nationals

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Erdogan had hit out at both Greece and the European Union for pressing for the return of two Greek soldiers that have been in Turkish custody since crossing the Turkish border a month ago, noting that Ankara is still awaiting the return of eight Turkish soldiers who fled an attempted coup nearly two years ago and are seeking asylum in Greece. Read More »

Australia remove in-form Markram but South Africa surge ahead

Dean Elgar (16) and Hashim Amla (four) will seek to drive home that advantage as South Africa look to set their opponents a massive target. After such a turbulent week, the 33-year-old Paine admitted there had been far less on-pitch chatter with the South African players in Johannesburg when compared to the first three ill-tempered tests. Read More »

Rochester Police Seize $100K Worth of Drugs

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Police said they found several counterfeit bills in his vehicle, as well as receipts from other auto parts stores were $100 bills were used in the purchases. Police found 21 pounds of marijuana, hundreds of various THC edibles and vapor cartridges, and approximately $7,000 in cash. The citizen called police and advised he was following the incident on his scanner and believed the vehicle had stopped. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard Has Returned To New York For Rehab

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In limited minutes in Leonard's nine games this season, he averaged 16.2 points and 4.7 rebounds a game. This is Leonard's second extended trip to NY to consult with his own outside medical team and workout at the NBPA's Manhattan facility. Read More »

US, S Korea begin low-key exercises

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Approximately 300,000 South Korean soldiers will be joined by more than 11,500 US troops for a monthlong operation dubbed Foal Eagle, Yonhap News Agency reported. According to South Korean media, the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division, credited with defeating Baghdad in three weeks in the 2003 Iraq war, began its nine-month rotation in South Korea from January. Read More »

Erdogan calls Netanyahu 'terrorist', Israel 'terrorist state'

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Israel has reportedly deployed thousands of troops along the border in anticipation of Friday's mass demonstrations. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) also used rubber bullets and tear gas on the demonstrators. Calling the Israeli leader "an occupier" in Palestine, Erdogan said Netanyahu has no right to criticize Turkey. "This is the biggest proof of insincerity of those who fixate on us but say nothing about Israel using heavy weapons to attack people who are protesting on their own lands". Read More »

Yashomati Thakur named Congress secretary, given Karnataka charge

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Before the promotion, he was the general secretary in charge of the Saurashtra region under Mr. Gehlot . In a major move, Rahul Gandhi removed senior leader Janardhan Dwivedi as general secretary in charge of the party organisation and gave this job to former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Read More »

Trump speech to promote infrastructure ranges from North Korea to 'Roseanne'

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Trump's speech in northern OH was his first appearance in public since Friday, when he spoke at the White House and criticized a massive government funding bill he had signed into law. Trump's plan proposes that the federal government put up $200 billion over ten years through incentive packages and federal loan programs. "It relies heavily on funding from already strapped state and local governments and raises significant concerns about commuter tolls and the sale of public assets to ... Read More »

International Olympic Committee chief Bach: DPRK will take part in next two Olympics

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He added that Kim told him the North's participation in the Pyeongchang games and marching together with South Korean athletes were an "important contribution to a peaceful dialogue". A North Korean team has participated at every addition of the Summer Olympics since they boycotted Seoul 1988. Kim's Olympic overtures follow Japanese media reports earlier this month of Tokyo exploring the possibility of a meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the North Korean leader after the surprise ... Read More »

Easter morning chill, evening snow

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Multiple weather warnings for snow and heavy rain are in place from Sunday into Monday afternoon across many parts with another alert for rain issued for Northern Ireland for Tuesday morning. It will be breezy, with north winds between 15 to 20 miles per hour with gusts as high as 30 miles per hour. Colder air will move into CT late on Wednesday , and overnight temperatures will fall below the 30 degree mark. Read More »

John Wall: Will rest Sunday vs

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Washington (42-34) clinched its fourth playoff berth in the past five seasons with Saturday's 107-93 victory over the Charlotte Hornets . John Wall added a double-double as well with 15 points and 14 assists while Bradley Beal put up 22 points. Read More »

Trump blasts California governor over latest immigrant pardons

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Trump questioned the inclusion of five people who face deportation, although Brown's pardons do not guarantee they will remain in the United States. Trump's criticism of the pardon power could remind the public that Trump has refused to rule out using it himself on key figures implicated in the ongoing Russian Federation probe. Read More »

UN Security Council approves new sanctions on North Korea

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Haley said, the approval of the historic sanctions package is a clear sign the global community is coming together, to keep maximum pressure on Pyongyang. The toughest, last year, banned key North Korean exports like coal, seafood and textiles, as well as drastically reducing the amount of petroleum the North was allowed to import. Read More »

Former Oklahoma Teachers Cross State Lines For Better Pay

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In fact, relaxing some of the rules has helped me treble one class's output since the start of past year. Banker singled out Taylor's effective use of standards-based grading and learning, which he described as a system that "focuses on the merits of a student's work". Read More »

Customs and Border Protection to move forward with border wall projects

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The 2009 construction project is to replace a 2.25-mile section in the California-Mexico border wall, according to a statement from US Customs and Border Protection in February. Vitiello said that the administration aims to set up fencing or a wall along 1,000 miles of the southern border. During the nationally televised press conference, Mr. Read More »

Russian authorities to ask London about reasons for searching Aeroflot plane

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Moscow announced further measures against Britain as well as expelling diplomats from 23 other countries in tit-for-tat expulsions as after Britain's allies backed the United Kingdom in taking measures against Russian Federation. "We asked certain questions of the Russian state and have still not received adequate answers". The UK-based Russian Embassy complained to a Russian aircraft landing on the Heathrow airport. Read More »

North, South Korean leaders to meet in historic…

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The fast-thawing relations between the two countries, just months after the North Korean leader boasted of having a nuclear button on his desk, started in January when cross-border talks took place ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Citizens in North Korea do not have access to outside information. Kim also offered to meet directly with Trump, who quickly accepted. Yang, a top Chinese diplomat, is scheduled to meet South Korean president Moon Jae-in on Friday. Read More »

Fox News host apologises for criticism of USA school shooting survivor

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A few moments before wheels up on Laura Ingraham's Easter vacation on Saturday morning, she tweeted a preflight picture of a holiday-themed drawing made by one of her sons. Hogg wrote on Twitter that an apology just to mollify advertisers was insufficient. It seems the media saturation of Hogg and his fellow liberal classmates from the Florida high school where last month's mass shooting left 17 people dead, has worn out its welcome. Read More »

Dec hosts Saturday Night Takeaway on his own - how did he do?

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Saturday Night Takeaway viewers have been given their first glimpse of the show's script, as Declan Donnelly prepares to present without best mate Ant McPartlin for the first time in 20 years. "The bosses are torn in regards to how they can hit the right tone. But Dec is professional and is determined to do a good job". "They want to be respectful to people involved in Ant's auto accident, while not bringing down the mood of the show". Read More »

Mega Millions: Winning $521 million ticket sold in New Jersey

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The prize is the fourth largest in the history of the game . On Friday, Mega Millions tickets were selling at ten times the rate of a normal day, according to Raceway gas station on Virginia Beach Boulevard. The massive drawing has several thinking of what they would buy if they match every number. However, neither player also played the Megaplier option which would have increased their winnings to $3 million . Read More »

Protests erupt in California after shooting of black man

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The 22-year-old Clark was shot to death by police on March 18. The results were released yesterday by a pathologist hired by Clark's family and call into question the department's assertion the 22-year-old man was facing officers and moving towards them when he was killed . Read More »

Malala visits her Pakistan hometown amid tight security

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Malala entered her childhood home accompanied by her father, mother and brother. A teary eyed Malala said, "I have dreamed of returning to Pakistan for the past five years", according to Pakistani daily Dawn . But she told me that I had won the peace prize. On Thursday, she was in tears as she delivered a speech saying it was a "dream" to be back in her home country after so many years. Read More »

NRCC Calls on Dem to Resign Over 'Disturbing' Harassment Cover-Up

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As for that nondisclosure deal, Esty said congressional legal staff pressured her to sign it. But Baker was not dismissed for three months, emails obtained by the Post show. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., to resign previous year after he faced accusations of sexual misconduct, the Washington Post reported . She plans to reimburse the U.S. Read More »

Police Investigating Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting In Stillwater

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The suspect in the deadly bombings that terrorised Austin blew himself up on Wednesday as authorities closed in on him, bringing an end to a three-week manhunt. No other information has been released as this time. The investigation of this incident is ongoing. Erickson is facing two felony charges of battery on an officer, as well as misdemeanor charges of resisting and obstructing and trespassing. Read More »

Ankara rejects Macron's proposal on dialogue with Kurds

The Turkish military launched its offensive against the YPG in January, targeting the group over its ties with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) which has waged an insurgency inside Turkey since 1984 and which Ankara blacklists as a terror group. Read More »

Google remembers Anandibai Joshi, India's first female doctor, with a doodle

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However, her young life in medicine was cut short when she died of tuberculosis even before she turned 22. Anandi lived in Calcutta for a while, before setting sail for the United States while still in her teens. She is also believed to be the first Indian woman to set foot on American soil. On March 31 she was born. Facing such huge trauma and sadness at fourteen, she chose to do something about healthcare in India. Read More »

Chinese space station falling toward earth, expected to hit Sunday

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China predicted in September 2016 that the station would re-enter the Earth's atmosphere in the latter part of 2017, later readjusting that prediction. The European Space Agency said in a statement that it won't predict a precise time or place for the station's fall, either. The school bus-size space station is unable to make a controlled re-entry and a crash into the atmosphere inevitable. Read More »

'Passion of the Christ' fills downtown streets on Good Friday

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Some churches also hold special services on Good Friday evening to commemorate the day. Many followers of Christianity appreciated the befitting massages of both Modi and Gandhi. Michael's R.C. Church in Netcong. He had just met with hundreds of young people earlier that week and listened to their concerns about the Church and the world. Read More »

JD(U) rejects allegations of using caste surveys provided by Cambridge Analytica

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A number of high-profile companies have responded to the scandal by deleting their Facebook pages, including Playboy, Tesla and Mozilla, and a Sky Data poll revealed that public trust in the company had declined. It's not clear who exactly was in possession of the data - Channel 4 cites only an unnamed " Cambridge Analytica source". "It is one of the reasons we were skeptical of their product to begin with". Read More »